So Fed is "passed his prime" is he? LOL. Fed fans cant make excuses for him now

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  1. GameSampras

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    Fed just took out arguably the greatest clay court player ever on clay. So enough with the "Fed passed his prime" jazz. LOL
     
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  2. Nuke

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    If form held true for every match, then we wouldn't have to watch them, right?
     
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  3. DragonBlaze

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    Not this again...
     
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  4. rubberduckies

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    Good point. If anything, Federer's victory today proves that he is far inferior to Sampras.
     
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  5. babbette

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    you have to be kidding right? If you are a self respecting Roger fans you can't possibly take todays match seriously. Comeon, don't you want your boy to prove critics wrong with a better match than what today was?
     
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    It would be even better, if some Fed would state that he beat Nadal DESPITE not being in his prime (and still feeling the effects of mono of course). That's how great he is.
     
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  7. thejoe

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    How can you take this result so seriously?
     
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    It depends on how finely you sample the time scale of what is called "prime". If you say the time period is one year, then surely even you can admit he is not playing as well as his best year. If you say the time period is 5 years, then he's still at his prime. So it all comes down to your sampling rate.
     
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  9. paulorenzo

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    i'm laughing out loud at you.
    federer has passed the highest point of his prime. he is not playing the best tennis of his life, therefore he isn't at his peak. simple.

    instances like these where he does win a big tourney do not come as often as say 2004,2005,2006,2007. is this a sign of a resurgent federer inching his way back up? possibly. his he in the pinnacle of his prime? no.
     
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    Dude, just stop. Whatever motive you may have... just stop. It's time to grow up.
     
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  11. JeMar

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    Alright, sweet, I guess Sampras wasn't past his prime when he lost to all those players that were whipping his butt just because he ended up taking out an in-form Agassi at the very last match of his career. I guess he wasn't past his prime when he lost to Bastl at Wimbledon because later that year, he ended up taking out Agassi, Safin, and Rafter at the U.S. Open.

    Tsk, tsk, tsk.
     
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  12. JeMar

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    No, let him. He's fun.
     
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  13. jms007

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    I think Fed is just shifting priorities. He is near the GS record, so that's where he will put his greatest effort. Masters will be nice for him, but I'm convinced you'll only see him giving a 100% at a GS or in a match like today, where he has to face Rafa. Any type of win against Nadal is a confidence boost in a potential GS meeting.
     
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    What u are referring to is a peak.. Not a prime. You can still be in your prime and not at your peak. For christ sakes Fed just straight setted Nadal on his best surface, he is destroying 90 plus percent of the tour.


    Sorry guys. Catn hide behind the "Fed way past his prime" excuse anymore. Players who are past their prime dont have the results Fed is having.
     
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  15. bruce38

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    Semantics.
     
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  16. FlamEnemY

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    Spot on.
    Sampras also wasn't past his prime when he won USO.

    Waaaaait.
     
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    Notice how every one of his posts have 'lol'.

    Probably cos he knows that he's a joke.
     
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  18. thejoe

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    Haha well said.
     
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  19. Turning Pro

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    Yes, Fed is still in his prime, this result proves it right Fed fans? Prime Fed's also getting beat by Nadal in 5 sets at the Aussie, so he isn't even the best in his era, let alone of all time, lol
     
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    Everything is relative, so at the risk of sounding like a fanboy, one could say that this is a testament to his "greatness."
     
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    Shouldn't you be out buying more Sampras posters so you can start tapping the ole tapioca tube?
     
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    Exactly!!! this is a really strong era!
     
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    you are something else. do you believe the atrocities that you type?
    do you know what the word prime means? in this context, "prime" and "peak" are synonymous and interchangeable.
    stating that there is a difference "prime" and "peak" is like stating there is a difference between water and H2O. federer's prime was clearly 05, 06, and 07.
    he has not been playing his BEST tennis for more than year now.
     
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  24. bolo

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    It't pretty clear what's happening. He is only taking GS and tournaments that are coming up before the GS seriously. Imo from his interviews and his performance it's clear he's cut back on his physical fitness training when he is far away from a slam.

    No player should underestimate federer near slam time.
     
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  25. Cesc Fabregas

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    Agreed thats why I find it laughable that people think Murray is favourtie against Federer at the slams.
     
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  26. maximo

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    But the thing is, on HC he is the favorite.

    I know the truth hurts. :roll:
     
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  27. Cesc Fabregas

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    USO Final.
     
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    The last three times they have played. ;)
     
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    Well almost everyone on the forums and the media thought Murray was favourite for AO bearing in mind that he is the only player in the top 4 not to win a slam
     
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  30. Cesc Fabregas

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    Best of 3, Roger is a different animal best of 5 and Murray is a best of 3 specialist on hardcourts but struggles with the pyshical demands on best of 5.
     
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    I am sorry, but even in this match, which he won because for once he served well and his opponent was gassed, I saw evidence of Federer not playing at the same level as he used to.

    I actually think he can do a lot better.
     
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  32. maximo

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    So your implying that Federer is fitter than Murray?

    Go home.
     
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    If you're one of the greatest of all time, then you can be past your prime and still win despite the opponent. Ala Michael Jordan 96-98 (who was past his physical prime).
     
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    No, but he is a better 5 set player.
     
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  35. Cesc Fabregas

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    Federer doesn't need to be fitter he has the best forehand in the game so he can control his ralleys whilst Murray spends all his matches moonballing forehands 20 feet behind the baseline.
     
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    Fitter no but when it comes to 5 setters Federer has the advantage
     
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    Murray destroy's Federer's BH, saying that he would control the rallies is ridiculous.
     
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    This is the same guy who says Federer couldn't beat Nadal if Roddick took Federer to 3 sets. Don't listen to him guys.
     
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  39. Cesc Fabregas

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    At the USO Federer destroyed Murray's second serve and is forehand if he does that again he will control the rallies.
     
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    Because Federer is dumb and consistently tries to come over his BH despite the fact that he makes billions of errors. When he slices consistently (such as in his USO final match against Murray) he has better results.
     
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  42. Cesc Fabregas

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    You talking about GameSampras?
     
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  43. maximo

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    Of course.
     
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