What kind of ranking do you think Federer will have when he retires?

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What kind of ranking will Federer hold when he retires?

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  2. #2-5

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  3. Top 10

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  4. Top 20

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  5. Other (Rank not included in other answers, change to rankings by then, etc.)

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  1. stapler

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    Considering that Federer has obviously declined his play since '05-06' (Please note, I am not saying he is playing bad or even having a bad year, merely that he isn't doing as well as he did since then), and given that he said he will continue to play at the very least until the 2012 Olympics, what kind of ranking do you think he will have when he retires?
     
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  2. Talker

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    Top 10. Figuring he retires 3 years from now, skips some tournaments.
     
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  3. Agassifan

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    Top 5. (Hopefully)

    Although you never know.. it could be Top 25. His game is so easy and natural that he might choose to fade away rather than retire.
     
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  4. kOaMaster

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    I think around 30-50 maybe?

    If he retires when he wants to, he'll be playing as long as possible. If it's by injury, it could be #1 or at least top5
     
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  5. IvanAndreevich

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    As long as he's still playing it's hard to see him out of the Top 5. Unless he gets injured and skips a few months, that is.
     
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  6. PCXL-Fan

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    I could see top 10.
     
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  7. AAAA

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    I've narrowed it down to somewhere between top 5 to #150ish.
     
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  8. competition

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    I hope he retires at #1...it would be very fitting
     
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  9. Cantankersore

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    This is actually an interesting question. He has very good movement, but attacking is more important to his game. Even when his movement goes downhill, he will still be quite a danger to win tournaments. If he wants to, he could probably play until he is quite old. I just kind of wonder well he'll be able to tolerate not winning tournaments.

    Anyway, I personally think he'll retire somewhere between 10-20.
     
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  10. matchmaker

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    Top 20 .........
     
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  12. autumn_leaf

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    i would like to see him play when he gets old. i think he has the same choice sampras had. either choose to retire on top or just keep playing. i think sampras definitely regrets his choice of retiring so early. i mean if you're still able to play and have fun, why not?
     
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  13. BorisBeckerFan

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    This is so hard to answer. I think Fed could still be very dangerous at a slam long after he's lost the will to fight match after match through out the season so he may very well be outside of the top 5 but still inside the top 10 because of success at the slams. I would personally like to see him retire after a slam victory like Pete did. Very nice way to go rather than fading away.
     
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  14. BorisBeckerFan

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    Have to agree here. Pete wasn't going to be dominant over an entire season anymore but certainly could have pulled of another couple of slams. Pete had no idea Fed was coming. Fed has no idea who may or may not be next. Legacy wise it may be good for Fed to keep going as long as he thinks he has a good shot in the slams and try to rack up as many as he can in order to protect his status.
     
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  15. pame

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    Hard to answer, but it's because I'm torn between wanting to see him retire while he's still at the very top or close to it, and selfishly wanting to see his fluid play as long as possible.
     
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  16. JeMar

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    Hopefully when he's still at the top.

    I loved Sampras and it really sucked to watch a player as good as him go through two pathetic years (even though they were still decent by most players' standards).
     
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  17. President of Serve/Volley

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  18. wyutani

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    i got a dream. it says 6th.
     
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  19. flyinghippos101

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    I got a feeling he'll be retiring at #4, no idea why. Just got a gut feeling Fed will be retiring still a legitimate threat at slams and tournys, but his hunger will just have been depleted. The man has won 15 slams, what else could he want at this point? Anything else at the moment would just be a bonus.
     
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  20. 8pNADAL

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    the biggest ego in tennis will not hang around after the top 10
     
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  21. IvanAndreevich

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    Best player in tennis, GOAT, etc = biggest ego. Proportionally bigger than everyone else's. Makes sense.
     
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  22. 8pNADAL

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    sampras (previous goat) and nadal (next goat) are humble, so federers vainness is an aberration, plus graf is 100% humble
     
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  23. navratilovafan

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    I would say #2 to #5.
     
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  24. downdaline

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    DONT FEED THE TROLL PLS.
     
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  25. Agassifan

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    It is more like DONT FEED THE LOSER INSECURE TROLLS PLS
     
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  26. 8pNADAL

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    i reply to all people regardless of their insecurities, i take everyone on face value
     
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  27. dropshot winner

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    You shouldn't talk about insecurities. You tried to hide after your US Open debacle behind a new username.
     
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  28. 8pNADAL

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    new username? us open debacle? you are delusional and insecure
     
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  29. dropshot winner

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    RafaDidntWin2009USOpen.
     
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  30. 8pNADAL

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    youve lost me
     
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  31. dropshot winner

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    You're not doing a good job at pretending not to be that user.
     
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  32. lawrence

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    if federer's ego is big, what the hells is michael jordans?

    did you see that *****s HOF speech
     
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