How much longer does Fed have?

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  1. joeri888

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    12 to 14 tournaments I expect next year
     
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  2. jokinla

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    Exactly, unlike Nads, Fed doesn't get Rosoled.
     
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    2 more good years!! then his body has got to take his toll, he cant keep playing like this forever but 2 more good years!
     
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    federer has an eye on 2016 olympics..he still has alot to go for..

    1000 wins (currently about 880).
    18th major, so extending his lead..imagine if wins wimby 10yrs after 1st,
    most masters wins, fed has 21..lendl has 22 but likely nadal will pass him whatever,
    most consecutive apps at world tour finals,
    most appearances at world tour finals,
    extending consecutive qf or better in majors record,
    most consecutive majors played,
    most majors played in,
    extending his record of most match wins in majors,
    gold medal in singles at rio 2016,

    apart from the gold medal thing, the rest are acheivable.
     
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  5. tennisdad65

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    How long does Fed have?
    As long as he is healthy. I suspect a (bad) back is going to make his decision for him around 2014.
     
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  6. Agassifan

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    He is quite greedy, so I think he will retire only in 2016. He will be a threat at the next 8 slams and will probably win one of them. Finishes with 18 slams and a couple more Masters, probably even one more WTF.
     
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    i agree with your second sentence in its entirety.

    Why is it greedy for him to play at all for as long as he wants?

    If he wants to play, he'll play, I'd be shocked if he went out there ONLY for dough. It would be difficult to spend the money the man has already made in one lifetime. No to mention his earning power won't be over the second he walks off the court...:
    - he'll still get money sponsoring things for YEARS after his tennis career is over like MJ does with basketball.

    - he could make more than all but the top 1% of people in the world just by doing 2-3 exos a year.

    - Any TV broadcast would hire him yesterday to do match analysis

    - Some tournament would love to have him as an investor/partner

    or he could even open up some type of tennis clinic and just let the money roll in... or he could do ALL of the above
     
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  8. Clarky21

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    So is Nadal,which you fail to realize in yet another one of your Fed bashing posts.


    And stop including Nadal as some sort of threat. Like I already said,you're in for a rude awakening next year,and it can't happen soon enough.
     
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  9. Tennis_Hands

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    On the highest level - 3 years ( maybe 4, but that is a stretch). After that it is retirement from his active career.

    I hope, that with his options to tweak his schedule, he can postpone that.
     
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    You forgot Davis Cup. Should be able to since....Spanish team is declining.

    I think Roger has until 2015 of good tennis. He gonna decline a little bit each year.....but still would be able to tussle with the other 3....while being randoming hurt by the other guys.
     
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    Fed could easily play till 2016, maybe even longer, he has to shorten his schedule, though, play like 12-14 tournaments a year max.

    That of course if he's healthy. Which is a big if at his age.
     
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  12. Prisoner of Birth

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    Okay, he's 31 now. Course he can stay healthy. It's not like he's 50. Injuries can always happen but Federer almost seems immune, given his style of play. The only issue will be his motivation and his reflexes/movement.
     
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    I would put motivation out of the equation, though, Fed seems to motivate himself with ease this days. Or that's what he wants us to believe in his interviews at least.

    I agree with reflex/movement/flexibility - he's still pretty darn good in this department but nothing like he was in his mid 20's. The good part is that the decline won't be as visible as comparing a 24-year old Fed to a 30-year old Fed. I think a 35-year old healthy Fed would play comparably the way he does now.
     
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    His prognosis looks good. Provided that he takes the prescribed medicines and goes for regular check-ups, one more Slam is considered possible, according to leading medical sources. But he must avoid contact with Djokovic and Nadal due to the risk of psychological breakdown, doctors cautioned. Contact with players like Ferrer and Almagro is highly encouraged as they help in the production of antibodies to face other opponents.
     
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    He's logged over 1000 matches in his career. The expression "it's not the age, it's the mileage" is particularly apt here. His style of play is less taxing than Nadal's or Djokovic's, but that does't mean he doesn't do a ton of running over the course of the year.
     
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  16. Prisoner of Birth

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    Okay, I didn't really think of that. What you say is true, but hey, he's the GOAT. Mileage shouldn't matter :)
     
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