What will YOUR feelings be...the day Federer retires?

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  1. Thats gonna be a grey miserable sad day for tennis...i cant imgaine the world of tennis without him, sure thats what i said when Edberg and Agassi retired as well but still...Im gonna try to enjoy everyone of his matches from now on!
     
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  2. yellowoctopus

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    I actually think Mr. Federer will play for a while, even when he is not at the top--unless some catastrophic event happens in his life (hope not). So I think his long-time fans will be appreciative and satisfy with what he has given to the game and the fans, me included.

    I think some of the recent fans might be left wanting a bit more, and same for the future fans as well.

    Hopefully, the same will go with Mr. Nadal also.

    We should be so lucky to live in this era of tennis.
     
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  3. mandy01

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    To the OP..you're right..am just going to cherish every match he plays from now on too.
     
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  4. clayman2000

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    My thoughts..... "Andy Roddick go pick up your racquet, your daddy is retired finally"
     
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  5. Thanx, im ridiculous because during the Wimbledon-final (dont tell anyone:)) i got so friggin nervous i switched off the TV a couple of times, but from now on ill only enjoy every match
     
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  6. quest01

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    Once Federer retires tennis will just moves on, just like when Sampras and Agassi retired. This will open up more opportunities for more players to win grand slams but I don't see Federer retiring for at least another 5 years.
     
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  7. Yeah, i really feel for Roddick, he is such a classy guy and a fantastic player and wothout Fed he would have had 3-4 GS and easily inducted into the HoF
     
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  8. akv89

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    This is why I don't put all my eggs in the Federer basket :p. Follow some younger players so that tennis doesn't get any worse for you when Federer finally hangs up his racquet.
     
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  9. 5 years?? Really? If he plays until 2012 ill be very happy.
     
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  10. Mick

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    my feeling will be: now the other atp players will have a chance at winning the big tournaments :)
     
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  11. Ill find someone else to support, i did when Edberg retired and then again when Agassi retired
     
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  12. Yeah, might not even be Nadal Murray and Djokovic, im sure we will se lots of new stars in few years
     
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  13. mtr1

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    Mirka wants the twins to see him play and they will only be three in 2012, so maybe there is hope yet....
     
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  14. hankash

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    My thoughts will be: "Who will be the next person to break this record and I hope to live to see it."
     
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  15. Yeah, i sure hope that u r young:)
     
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  16. JoshDragon

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    He'll be missed when he retires. It won't be the same.:(
     
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  17. JoshDragon

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    That's what people were saying about Pete's record 7 years ago. Look what happened.
     
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  18. Exile

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    So we can start the next line of GOAT threads and wait for the next Fed and the like....
     
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  19. Blinkism

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    It'll be sad, for sure.

    Especially for anyone who remembers Fed from way back before he won in Hamburg his first time.

    :(

    Hopefully he doesn't retire randomly in the 3rd round like Agassi, but rather does it in style like Sampras by winning a slam in his last match (that's asking for too much, though)
     
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  20. I

    know...i know...but THIS time around!:) Who knows right?
     
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  21. TheMusicLover

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    Sad, but very grateful to know I've lived to see him play live myself a couple of times and I'll always cherish those memories.

    Ah, and surely there will come a new fantastic player to cheer for, just like it did when all my favs of old retired.
     
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  22. CCNM

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    It will definitely be a sad day when he retires. Hopefully when he does it will be permanent-not one of these quit for a few years, then come back like everyone seems to be doing.
     
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  23. norbac

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    He's done it all in this sport, not much to be sad about.....then again I'm not a big fan....
     
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  24. Rippy

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    I think he'll retire after the 2012 Olympics.
     
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  25. dropserve

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    Federer has said that he will play at least untill the 2012 wimbledon olympics.
    I hope he will be competitive till then.
     
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  26. JoshDragon

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    What about Grigor Dimitrov. I've heard he's really good and he just recently beat Nicolas Mahut.
     
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    The day he announces retirement.....will be dooms day for the world. I envision chaos, looting, and pure darkness.
     
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  28. kOaMaster

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    a very emotional one, knowing that an idol and the most important person of my city will stop what made him famous.
     
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  29. mikro112

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    He will play until his daughters are old enough to play mixed doubles with him! And then, this combo will still be good enough to beat the crap out of the other mixed doubles combos on the tour :D
     
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  30. I saw him play in Bastad a couple of weeks ago, great player although still a little to flashy, his technique reminds you of Federers, who his coach is? Peter Lundgren...(Feds old coach)
     
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  31. maximo

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    It will be a wonderful day! :twisted:

    j/k
     
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  32. VivalaVida

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    I will be pretty sad. The hands down GOAT for me!
     
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  33. Come on... then its all in for Murray to finally win some slams
     
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  34. As i have said, you are by far the most fair reasonable poster here!:)
     
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  35. norbac

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    If he keeps winning Slams for a few more years though, I don't think I'll be sad if he retires. I'm not a big fan of his Slam domination even if it is an amazing feat.....
     
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  36. maximo

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    You're wrong.

    VivalaVida is by a country mile the most decent Federer fan i have ever met since i joined a year ago.

    Not kidding.
     
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  37. I know you are not kidding,and i agree.
     
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  38. VivalaVida

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    Thanks guys. I have had my moments where I have been a jerk to people on the forum but I am def not going to do that again.

    Maximo you are by far the most devoted fan on this site. You were really brave during wimbledon when people were attacking you left and right. I am sure that Murray will have his day at wimbledon soon.
     
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  39. maximo

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    :twisted: :twisted:
     
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  40. VivalaVida

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    You are a brave guy. I would have stopped posting if I was constantly being flamed by people.Clydey is a good fellow too.
     
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  41. When Federer retires I will spiral into a deep depression and start crying uncontrollably.


    You should expect something like this: :cry::cry::cry::cry:
     
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    Federer will not retire until after the 2012 Olympics barring any unforeseen injury. He has said multiple times he definitely wants to play there.
     
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  47. maximo

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    Why does no one ever post Murray's pic??

    HATERS!!
     
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