Retirement of Roger Federer

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  1. cc0509

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    LOL, what about some of the Rafaholics? They can barely spell their names let alone know anything about tennis aside from swooning over what Rafa wears daily from his posted FB pics.
     
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    Are you suggesting Federer fake injuries too? ;)
     
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  3. SoBad

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    The Wife & Manager office has a broad budget to read and analyze Nadal statements in any form.
     
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  4. THE FIGHTER

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    you're right. the federers are filthy rich and successful. arrogant elitists.
     
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  5. SoBad

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    Yeah but if all 17 slams get stripped for doping, the sponsors will want their money back too and feds could wind up bankrupt and in jail, so it's all temporary.
     
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  6. Relinquis

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    You guys really are an disagreeable lot.

    Can we not take stock of this moment in a great tennis player's history without resorting to trading ad hominem attacks on him and his rivals? There are a multitude of threads about that. Go there please.

    Rafa is a great tennis player and his rivalry with Federer has given us some great tennis by both players during Federer's wins as well as his losses. How can a true tennis fan not appreciate this?

    I hope Nadal can make a return to the game. It would be sad to see him fade away or retire due to injury.
     
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  7. Slimshady53

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    When roger retires this will be one of the worst generations of tennis ever, can you imagine how boring djokovic vs nadal or djokovic vs murray every single final will be, defensive players ruin this sport.


    Hope roger keeps winning slams for many years
     
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  8. Ruuzo

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    I'm a huge Federer fan and was just as big an Agassi fan before...I thought it was going to be devastating when Agassi retired, but somehow it just didn't really matter that much. Probably because he accomplished so much and lived up to his potential later on in his career...obviously this part isn't going to be a problem for Federer.
     
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  9. THE FIGHTER

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    yeah, he should lay low for a while so people can kinda forget about him and his record 17 majors so it doesnt raise more suspicion. like rafa. once a gain proving nadal>federer
     
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  10. THE FIGHTER

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    can't escape the inevitable. federer is dun. the one thing he isnt good at is quitting. playing until an old age is just romantic ideals
     
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  11. Mike Sams

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    You mean the way he got left behind when Rafa was still active? :lol:
     
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    I feel like I'm losing my mind here, because of all the tardness. It's nuts.
     
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  13. Cup8489

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    Sssh,, don't make so much sense!
     
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  14. fed_is_GOD

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    nein.. discussing tennis after he retires will only make me miss him even more.. I will just shut tennis out of my life.. :???: no one on these forums has any idea how much i love federer..

    He is the reason I started following tennis in the first place.. to the point where I dont go to office when he plays (like today, I called in sick).. I didnt take exams in college.. A person without a single flaw in character.. it has been an incredible journey being a federer fan.. from the lows of AO,roland garros, WIMBY- 08 to the highs of number 17... and to being the most trusted man in the world.. i just LOVED it all..


    more than anything.. I LOVE his tennis.. some of his genius shots actually make me chuckle and laugh.. :)
     
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  15. kalyan4fedever

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    This thread should be dedicated to only fed fans , trolls are trolling the thread BIG TIME! !!!!
     
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  16. edmondsm

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    I have played tennis for a long time, but that logic is just silly. Where do you come up with that? There are plenty of sports fans who love sports that they don't play, and have maybe never played.

    You need to point some of that fanboy criticism on yourself. Your love of Nadal is making you say downright retarded things.
     
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  17. furryballs

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    said it before i'll say again.....no need to retire while youre still year end top eight.Ive read so much crap on this forum i even watched jerry springer yesterday!
     
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  18. THE FIGHTER

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    me? love nadal? no way. i love the fight. :D :|

    but to be clear, its all well and good to enjoy sports regardless if one plays it. it wasnt my point to say that a sport cannot be enjoyed if one hasnt experienced it. but playing the sport gives e person a perspective (figuratively) that one would not get just by watching it, and perhaps a deeper appreciation of what federer et al can do. but enjoyment can certainly be had either way.
     
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  19. Phoenix1983

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    Grow up.

    It will be sad when Fed retires and it is true there may never be another like him, but the sport will survive and new champions/heroes will emerge. If you stop watching tennis when he stops playing, you are not a true fan of the sport but just a Fed fanatic.
     
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  20. smoledman

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    Yes Federer definitely looks like he's about to retire.
     
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  21. mattennis

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    Is Federer your father, or your son, or a very close friend with whom you talk to everyday and he is in danger or something?

    How can you feel that way?

    I seriously don't understand.

    I love tennis, and I love watching so many great players from all the different eras (from the current era Federer is the one I like to watch the most), but I think I have never felt like crying because of a great tennis player retiring. Not even close.

    They are just tennis players.

    It would be different if we talked about persons that made big things trying to make this world a better world to live in for all of us or something, but.....tennis players? are you for real?
     
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    Having set tons of records and bested all his foes (except Rafa on clay of course) Fed's going to go down in a blaze of tragic glory battling the one adversary no one can overcome - time. Methinks there's something poetic about this last phase of his career.

    So keep the flag flying and keep the stats coming!
     
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  23. Shady_Sawyer

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    I dont know why fed fans are tripping? he was in the same position last year. lost AO in the semis. no big deal
     
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  24. RAFA2005RG

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    A lot of the Federer fans are bandwagoners/fair-weather fans. They only ever supported him because they thought he was a sure thing. Once he stops being a sure thing they give up on him and want him to disappear so they don't have to support him through thick AND thin. I've never seen a player criticized more by his own fanbase than Federer.
     
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  25. TennisCJC

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    I enjoy watching Federer more than any of the others. He just has more talent and variety and makes the game look easy. But, Murray and Djoko are not far behind in talent and they now have an edge in physicality and fitness. I hope Fed can win 1 or 2 more Grand Slams - that would be nice.
     
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