Federer's matches against other top 3 players outside the slams

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by sportsfan1, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. sportsfan1

    sportsfan1 Hall of Fame

    Sep 7, 2011
    Do you think Federer at this stage of his career doesn't necessarily look to go all out to win matches against Djok, Murray and Nadal outside the slams? He knows these are tougher matches than against others on the ATP, and can get quite physical. Of course if he's leading, he would try win in straight sets. But if he ends up a set down, he won't necessarily put in the same amount of effort as in slams that it would take to come back and win the next two sets. Matches that come to mind are Rome '12 vs Djok and Shanghai '12 vs Murray. Does he look to just work the strategy or even make some psychological points in these matches if he ends up a set down?
  2. Federer20042006

    Federer20042006 Banned

    Jul 7, 2012
    Nope. He came back in the second set against Djokovic in Rome.

    I don't think Federer would go into a match and give less than 100%.
  3. tennis_badger

    tennis_badger Rookie

    Jan 13, 2013
    he always gives 100%....unless when he lose, then its because he doesnt care (not a slam)...or injured....or tired...or something (according to **** logic)
  4. tudwell

    tudwell Hall of Fame

    Jul 3, 2007
    If he's playing one of the top three, he's in at least the semifinals, so I don't see the purpose in attempting to conserve energy at that stage.

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