Is Federer finished?

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  1. sureshs

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    First USO, and now this. Obviously he cannot compete with the younger generation who are much fitter and hit harder. A generational change has occured in tennis, which Agassi used to say occurs every 5 years (and you know how Agassi countered it :wink::wink:)

    Should he hang up his racquet for good?
     
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  2. If you say so.....
     
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  3. NamRanger

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    I concur with you.
     
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  4. flyinghippos101

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    Yup, old man Federer is done, finished. Should jsut hang up his racket and his millions in endorsements before he embarrasses himself any further, besides, he's only won three slams this year! THREE! shameful
     
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  5. Blinkism

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    Fed is still the premiere clay courter

    what with him holding both clay slams at the moment
     
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  6. GustafsonFanatic

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    Who's Federer?
     
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  7. This guy who is good at tennis....


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  8. jamesblakefan#1

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    But he won the real slam, didn't he?
     
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  9. LafayetteHitter

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    He is probably just waiting for you to pull the trigger and give him the green light. After letting you down personally with only two slams in the bag this year along with taking Pete's claim to fame i'm sure he values your opinion more than anything.
     
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  10. kishnabe

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    He won Three? Unless You mean Roland Garros, Wimbledon and Cincy.
     
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  11. Turning Pro

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    His best bet is Wimbledon next year, and even that's not guaranteed.
     
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  12. timnz

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    Same comments

    Same comments as a year ago, saying that Federer was finished.

    And then Federer won 2 more Majors.

    People need to reflect that this year Federer was 2 sets from winning the real grand slam (all 4 in one calendar year).

    So agreed, Federer is finished. If you mean that by being finished you still win one or two Grand Slam tournaments a year.
     
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  13. jmverdugo

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    So if he is finished and made it to the finals what do you say about the guys that lost to him every tournament.
     
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  14. Cantankersore

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    This. In his younger years his play was at an untouchable standard. Now he's older, and naturally not as good. Playing pretty badly and losing the final in three sets to the world number three while gaining ranking points isn't a terrible way to go out.
     
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  15. Bud

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    He's definitely lost the edge on his ground game and the overall intimidation factor is not nearly what is was 2-3 years ago.

    He doesn't move as well as he did in the past (especially side to side), his mental game is not as strong and he lacks the passion for winning he showed in the past. There were a number of times that Djokovic went behind Federer and he was simply unable to adjust his footwork.

    If it were not for his immensely improved serve over the last few years... much of the competition (top 5) would have eaten him up. He still gets a ton of free points on serve... with either service winners or aces.

    If he's serving below average (like today) and playing someone with an excellent defensive game (again, like today with Djokovic), his success will be limited in the future.

    Let's face it... Federer is approaching 30 and the twilight of his career... he won't be on top forever.
     
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  16. rocket

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    Of course he should, any loss is unacceptable.

    Also, don't forget to hand in your letter of resignation everytime you have a bad day at work. ;)
     
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  17. Bud

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    He won this event last year... how did he gain ranking points?
     
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  18. Fedace

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    Could it have been the Tech of Youtek that demised Federer today?. Looked like Novak couldn't miss.
     
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  19. It was a 250 event last year.
     
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  20. Bud

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    Novak played decent, solid tennis today... but he also had his share of silly errors and brain farts.
     
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  21. Fedace

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    You mean Novak beat the GOD of tennis despite his silly errors ??????? How can that be ??? I thought only PERFECT God like tennis can beat Federer these day.....??:confused::confused:
     
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  22. Bud

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    Thanks. So he gained 50 points?
     
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  23. Bud

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    That first set was crazy... it took Novak like 10 set points to close it out. It was a comedy of errors from both players.
     
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  24. jefferson

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    I think that we forget that he is human. He is not going to win every match he plays. With that said he is older, slower, a husband and a father. Not all of his focus will be on just tennis ever again.

    I have a very well known baseball player friend. I am always amazed that his wife puts him through all the same crap as all of our normal lives wives! Once you have kids everything changes. He has to add another priority to his life. His tennis is bound to suffer.
     
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  25. eagle

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    Yup, every touring pro who loses a match should retire especially those who have lost less than 10 matches the whole year.

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  26. Cyan

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    Agreed......
     
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  27. Cantankersore

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    Runner up in a 500 gets 300, winner of a 250 gets 250. :oops:
     
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  28. pound cat

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    He should pull a Henin or Borg.....quit while he is #1. He would be talked about for decades in the "What if" thread. And remembered only for his wins instead of his losses towards the end of his tennis career.

    Mirka is smart. She'll think of something.
     
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  29. Cantankersore

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    That makes absolutely no sense. Great players aren't remembered for the end of their careers, unless they're particularly bad and the player is particularly good (but even then, Connors?). He'll stick around for a while. In fact, the benefits on a legacy to retiring early aren't that big of a deal (Graf, for instance).
     
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  30. dh003i

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    He should play as long as he still feels like playing. He is still the favorite at 3 out of the 4 slams, and the strong favorite at Wimbledon. He still has the possibility of a multi-slam year next year, and possibly even for a few years after that. But really, any year that he wins a slam -- especially as he approaches or goes past 30 -- is a great year.

    Presumably, at some point, he won't be able to win a GS anymore, or it will be very unlikely. But remember, Agassi had a shot at, what, 34? After he feels he can no-longer win slams, maybe he'll still feel like playing, maybe he won't. He should play as long as he enjoys playing.
     
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  31. IvanAndreevich

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    What's guaranteed as far as next year is concerned?
     
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  32. T1000

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    He sucks, he's only number one in the world. I would definitely retire if i was having his disappointing year.
     
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  33. Agassifan

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    He's only made 17 of the last 18 slam finals. He is definitely done.
     
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  34. Cody

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    He won 2 slams this year not 3.

    But you get the idea.
     
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  35. BreakPoint

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    But according to you, he just won the "real Slam" - Cincinnati. :shock:
     
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  36. Agassifan

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    WTF? check your facts. The OP does not agree with this.
     
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  37. BreakPoint

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    By making it to the finals instead of losing in the first round. :)
     
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  38. Cody

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    I'm pretty sure he won 2 slams this year

    Lets break it down,

    AO- Nadal
    French Open - Federer
    Wimbledon - Federer
    US Open - Del Potro

    1+1=2

    Federer = 2 slams this year :)
     
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  39. Blinkism

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    ^^

    What about Cincinnati?
     
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  40. Cody

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    I must have missed it when it became a slam :)
     
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  41. flyinghippos101

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    Minor correction

    AO- Nadal
    French Open - Federer
    Wimbledon - Federer
    Cincinnatti-Federer
    US Open - Del Potro

    1+1+1=3 :)
     
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  42. samster

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    Yes, he is done with the K-Factor paintjob. On to the next.
     
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  43. Cody

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    Lol, who declared it a slam :)

    I smell troll here....
     
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  44. samster

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    Word.

    (10 Characters)
     
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  45. flyinghippos101

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    :neutral:
    I feel bad making inside jokes while you remain clueless :neutral: Sureshs decide to call cincinnati the "Real Slam" awhile back and made a thread on it. If anybody found the thread, that would be awesome. It was something like, "Cincinnati, the REAL slam" full of fail, read for serious lulz
     
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  46. Cody

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    Thanks, sorry about that.:)

    I'll make it my reading tonight

    Edit: Found it http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=282818&highlight=Real+Slam
     
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  47. samster

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    Trust me, I got your joke! ;)
     
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    This thread makes no sense. The same guy that has beaten federer today, lost pretty easy to him 2 months ago on a major semifinal.

    Many said he was dead last year, when he coultn't win a mayor. Till he won the uso.
     
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  50. Cody

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    Yeh, the youtube comments said that blake was just a sub cause nadal was injured.

    It would have been a great showdown.
     
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