When was Federer's peak?

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When was Federer's peak or When will it be?

  1. 2003

    1.6%
  2. 2004

    11.5%
  3. 2005

    21.3%
  4. 2006

    54.1%
  5. 2007

    6.6%
  6. 2008

    13.1%
  7. 2009

    14.8%
  8. 2010

    4.9%
  9. 2011

    4.9%
  10. 2012

    8.2%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. TheNatural

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    When was Federer's peak as far as the best level of his tennis (not just as far as results go).Or do you think his peak is yet to come. Either at the beginning of this year or last I remember Tony Roche saying that Fed was just scratching the surface of his potention and that he had a lot of areas he could improve and that his best tennis would come in the next 2 or 3 years. Do you think he will be able to keep getting the same results by stepping it up yet another level once the young guns fully develop their game in the next couple of years. Baghdadis, gasquet, Murray, Djokovic , Nadal, are all round 20-21, and are still developing their game just like Federer was when he was 21, so it should be interesting to see them all at the top of their game in the next couple of years. Mabe Feds peak will be reached once these guys push Federer to another level.
     
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  2. Robbie_1988

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    I have a feeling Federer's peak was in 2006 only because it was his most masterful season. I sense he's on a decline right now. I am a Federer fan so I would be quite pleased if he proves me very wrong. Nothing like seeing him play even better than what he could do in 2006.
     
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  3. anointedone

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    I think the peak of his own tennis will be 2010 perhaps. However that is no gaurantee it will be his best year ever. It might be, it might not be. That will depend on the others as well. Perhaps none more then Nadal. However possibly Djokovic, Gasquet, and 1 or 2 others as well.
     
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  4. uc3

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    2005, just watch the way he moves around that time, he's looking a little older and stiffer now
     
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  5. Ken B.

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    2005. Although he only won two slams, he played gangbusters in everything else. His ranking points that year compared to others proved it as well.
     
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  6. Eviscerator

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    2006

    It will be hard to top that year
     
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  7. FEDEXP

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    "Baghdadis, gasquet, Murray, Djokovic , Nadal, are all round 20-21, and are still developing their game just like Federer was when he was 21, so it should be interesting to see them all at the top of their game in the next couple of years". TheNatural

    Chronological age is not simply analogous to computerized age progression. One of these guys will drop off the radar. Having said that it will be of great interest to see who elevates to the level of Nadal and Federer.
     
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  8. clymb420

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    I think he has yet to peak as a player as well, he'll just have better competition riding his as&. Eventually, he'll get himself a coach who is as good (or better) for him than Roach, and maybe a little more involved. Then he'll be scary. If this happens relatively soon (like the beginning of 2008 ), then he'll put some distance between himself and anyone else in history wanting GOAT considerations. He can win at least 50-66% of the majors between now and the the end of 2010 if this happens. If he stays coachless, he could still win at least a third of 'em.
     
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  9. BounceHitBounceHit

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    The best is yet to come for FedEx. I would not be suprised to see him win the Grand Slam at some point. CC
     
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  10. quest01

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    I think Federer will win at least 5 grand slams in his 30's.
     
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  11. raiden031

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    As impressive as Fed has been, I don't find him winning the calendar GS as long as Nadal keeps improving. So likely his most dominant days are behind him. However I can see him winning at least 5 more GS events, shattering Sampras' record and then some, proving that he is probably the GOAT.
     
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  12. helloworld

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    2005 for sure. He never quite reach that level again and never will. I expect him to fully decline in the next 2-3 years.
     
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  13. inquisitive

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    I still think he can play at another level, but he needs to experience a devastating loss to force him to focus even harder again!
     
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  14. ACE of Hearts

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    I can see Roger going the Sampras route and not giving a damn about some of these small tournaments and concetrate on the bigger ones.
     
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  15. psamp14

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    i placed multiple votes....2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007

    i think its too hard to differentiate those years for federer's "peak"...he won 3 slams in 2004 with a stellar 74-6 record or something, he almost tied john mcenroe's single season win-loss record in 2005, he finished 81-4 with 2 slams, he won 3 slams again in 2006, while also having over 90 wins and only like 5 losses...and this year although he came up short at the french open again, he's won 2 slams and is the front runner for the us open

    i think he will win the us open, and could very well be going for #14 at the french open next year

    federer is just so good, and we're all lucky to be witnessing history
     
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  16. robin7

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    2006 at 25 is pretty normal.
     
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  17. jelle v

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    I think his peak will come after he ties the Samras record of 14 Slams. Everytime I see him play tennis now, I have the sense that he is cramping up a little bit.
     
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  18. Fedexeon

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    I think Federer will continue to improve in years to come. After the Wimbledon match, he knows that Nadal can challenge him not only on clay, but in his favourite surface, the grass too. I believe that a player as good as Federer will know that the gap between him and Nadal is getting closer and hence he needs to put more effort in his game to bring him to the next level. He can still improve his fitness and consistency (groundstrokes). =)
    Come on Federer, you can do it!
     
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  19. inquisitive

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    He needs to improve his s/v game more. This is raise his level of play and win easy points. If he can improve on his 2nd serve already, he can win easy quick points also. That is all he needs to do to raise his game.
     
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  20. Dark Victory

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    Totally agreed.

    Actually, he started looking stiffer in 2006. I often rewatch his AO 2005 matches (the Safin match especially) and if you're keen for nuances in movement, that was the year he peaked physically. His footwork was sharper, quicker and more cat-like. His serve looked better too (the way his body twisted and torqued when he hit that ball was awesome). His results in 2006 were better (and much of it due also to maturity), but personally, I feel the 05 version was the best Federer I've ever seen.
     
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  21. TheNatural

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    interesting poll results so far

    24% say pre 2006
    40% say 2006
    23% say 2007-2009
    13% say 2010-2012
     
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