which is the best place (last event played) for Federer to retire?

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last event for Federer

  1. Roland Garros

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Wimbledon

    35 vote(s)
    46.1%
  3. US Open

    2 vote(s)
    2.6%
  4. Olympic

    5 vote(s)
    6.6%
  5. Basel, Swiss

    20 vote(s)
    26.3%
  6. Gastad, Swiss

    0 vote(s)
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  7. YEC (if he qualify)

    13 vote(s)
    17.1%
  8. other

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
  1. hlkimfung

    hlkimfung Semi-Pro

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    not sure if this has been discussed before. Please share your thoughts

    some player annouce at the start of the year that it will be his final year on tour. Farewelling on evey event he played thru out the year.
    E.g. Edberg in 1996

    some player annouce retirement unexpectedly after a loss in an event.
    E.g. Woodbridge in 2005 Wimbledon

    some player annouce that this will be his last event coming into that event
    E.g. Guga, Goran

    some player didn't play another event after his last event, and annouce retirement while not playing
    E.g. Lendl, Kafenilkov, Coria

    some player didn't have a clear cut of retirement, he just play less and less event and gradually fade out from the tour
    E.g. Becker, Mac, Connors, Moya(??)

    some player were banned from the tour and were forced into retirement
    E.g. Korda, Hingis
     
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  2. hlkimfung

    hlkimfung Semi-Pro

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    Edberg at Stockholm
    Sampras at US Open
    Agassi at US Open
    Chang at US Open
    Martin at US Open
    Guga at Roland Garros
    Goran at Croatia Davis Cup tie
    Henman at US Open (not sure)
    Bjorkman at YEC
    Woodforde at Olympic
    Woodbridge at Wimbledon
    Santoro at Aus Open (this year)
    Graf at Wimbledon
     
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  3. Anaconda

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    Indian wells. A.S.A.P!
     
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  4. LameTennisPlayer

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    although I am hoping AO as i live in melbourne, i think Basel would be nice for him to retire, considering he was a ball boy there etc...I just hope its not any time soon
     
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  5. mtr1

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    Henman retired after playing Davis Cup at Wimbledon.
     
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  6. niff

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    Year end, maybe.
     
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  7. pame

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    So endeth where it began - Wimbledon. 2nd choice, Basle
     
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  8. Solat

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    he should retire from pro events at YEC but play Davis Cup til he is about 50, coz he will probably still be in Switzerlands top 4 players then, and would have the stamina to play the random nature of the event
     
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  9. feetofclay

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    The next tournament that he plays.
     
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  10. JennyS

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    Basel would be perfect. Wimbledon would be good too, but I see him doing a full "victory tour" final season and ending it in his hometown event.
     
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  11. FlamEnemY

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    Basel. It's not the international importance of the tournament that counts. Second choice, Wimbledon.
     
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  12. swissmiss

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    I would like him to retire at the top, after winning the gold medal in singles at Wimbledon/Olympics in 2012.

    Basel would be nice too.
     
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  13. Fedace

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    Wimbledon,,,right after he loses the final to andy Roddick...lol
     
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  14. LameTennisPlayer

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    he didn't begin at wimbledon per se, but yes i get your point....
     
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  15. LameTennisPlayer

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    if that was the case, he'll never retire.....lol :shock:
     
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  16. iriraz

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    It might deppend on where his ranking will be when he retires.If he is still up there he will probably finish the season at the masters cup but with a lower ranking he would finish it probably at Basel
     
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  17. JeMar

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    Pretty sure Federer will retire after a slam win, but only after he's struggling to make the second week of slams.


    He seems like the type that would want the fairy tale send-off.
     
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  18. joeri888

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    Wimbledon.. Then do a wildcard goodbye at Basel as well.
     
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  19. kingdaddy41788

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    I say Wimbledon. Or the Olympics if he wins it.
     
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  20. JeMar

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    Federer will not stick around and wait for wild cards. He's gonna go out big or quit abruptly.
     
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  21. valiant

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    First thought was wimbledon but then I thought he might want to end his career in front of his home crowd.
     
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  22. kishnabe

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    Year Ending Championships..Allways good retire in the end of a season, so at least every fan can say their farewell to a great player!
     
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  23. MethodTennis

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    moya had an injury since early last year and is hoping to play a full schedual this year
     
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  24. JennyS

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    Federer should win the 2012 US Open and then retire exactly like Sampras:p
     
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  25. MethodTennis

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    Crying when he loses to nadal in a slam final :p
     
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  26. djokovicgonzalez2010

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    Basel where he was once a ballboy
     
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  27. Augustus

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    Belgrad, after losing to Djokovic' little brother in the first round.
     
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  28. wangs78

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    Actually, i voted wrong. I think he should retire at either the USO or Wimbledon. Kinda depends on the circumstances. If he's still pretty dominant (i.e., regularly making semis) and just decides that he's had enough, and then wins Wimby, then it would be a great way to go out on top (like Sampras). He could also do that at the USO. Or he could do what some pros do which is announce his retirement at the beginning of the year and go all the way through to either the last GS of the year (USO) (I would not care to play the YEC even if qualified).
     
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  29. kOaMaster

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    Basel.
    I think that's what he will do.

    it's not about prestige but to say goodbey to the professional tennis stage at the place he began.

    hopefully not soon
     
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  30. petetheileet

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    I think Feds will go out on top after a slam win!

    cant see him fading out!
     
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  31. pame

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    Nadal will still be playing then?
     
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  32. djokovicgonzalez2010

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    I bet he will retire while still Top 32 (Ahem, Moya)
     
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  33. roysid

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    If he's in top 8, then YEC.
    If not, then Basel.
     
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  34. AznHylite

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    I think having it at Basel would be the best moment in his last year.
     
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  35. LameTennisPlayer

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    if he chooses with his emotions, it will undoubtedly be Basel
     
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    Wimbledon.
     
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