Will Federer ever play at an outside court?

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  1. joeri888

    joeri888 G.O.A.T.

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    Will he continue to play so long that he'll eventually end up there, or will he even if he's 42 still play at the stadium courts just because of his status?? How was that with Pete Sampras or Andre Agassi for instance?

    edit: I only mean at Slams
     
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  2. wow246

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    YUP if he DROPS out of the TOP 4!!!!!!!

    Surely he will play in a outside court!!!!!
     
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  3. matchmaker

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    IIRC Sampras was sent to an outside court when he lost that Wimbledon match against Georg Bastl, so yes, if a player falls outside the top four, he will have to play on the outside courts during the first rounds.
     
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  4. sh@de

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    Yes he will, he will drop down the rankings when he gets old. And then he'll have to play on outside courts.
     
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  5. P_Agony

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    I'm not so sure. Federer is, and always will be, a huge draw.

    Whether he wins or losses, Federer is the main event. The guy people want to watch. I think Fed's status will always assure him the main stadium.
     
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  6. Cesc Fabregas

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    The 7 time Wimbledon champion should never have been put on court 2.
     
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  7. I agree. It's all about ranking.

    However, I think Federer will retire before he gets placed on an outside court.
     
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  8. thejoe

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    Very true.
     
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  9. fedtastic

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    Federer will play on the outside courts when he gets to his mid 30s where he will be outside the top 10.
     
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  10. R_Federer

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    Federer is not the sort of player that will just hang around on the tour. I agree he would first retire than play on outside courts.
     
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  11. clayman2000

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    Hewitt usually plays on outside courts now....
    But it depends how good you are at the end of your prime. Federer's prime is clearly over, yet he is still cearly one of the top 4 players in the world
     
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  12. joeri888

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    Hewitt obviously hasn't achieved what Federer has.. If Federer was to come to Holland at age fifty I'd still go to see him.
     
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  13. All-rounder

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    If he drops out of the top 4 then he won't play centre court
     
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  14. sh@de

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    I don't know about the crowd Fed draws. I mean, ok, that's true, but what if, say by the time Fed is 32 (let's just assume he's still playing), he's ranked 19th in the world or sth. He might just have to play on an outside court, no?
     
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  15. joeri888

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    I don't know.. especially here in Roland garros where they have two huge stadiums, and guys like Simon can be fit in, I think they would make room for a legend like Federer. Sampras should have never played court 2 as well.
     
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  16. federerdomination

    federerdomination Semi-Pro

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    I agree.
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