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wy2sl0 01-27-2013 02:08 PM

Relax, he is going to be 32, the time has come..
 
We knew the day was going to come where he just couldn't do it at the same level as the Top guys, and I think the AO showed it.

He could have lost to Tsonga, and was basically running the entire time on defense. Then, in the Murray match he had nothing left in the 5th. He just doesn't have the ability to play at a high level over 5 sets anymore. I am not really upset. I accept it, and thank him for the records he has set and the amazing finals he has put forth against the best of every generation he has played in. He'll win some Masters and maybe get to some more GS finals but I really saw a MARKED decrease in his level this year at the AO, and I think anyone would have to be blind to not agree.

lendl1986 01-27-2013 02:10 PM

Yeah, I felt sick over his losses to Djokovic @ the USO. And the loss to Berdych.

Was easier to take the Murray loss...Roger was flat outplayed.

I don't see him winning another slam outside of Wimbledon 2013 and 2014.

Warmaster 01-27-2013 02:34 PM

Oh no, Federer lost in the SF, time to write him off!

mariecon 01-27-2013 02:36 PM

How many times has the Mighty Fed been written off, starting in 2008 when he had mono? Every time he loses a match people start writing him off and he keeps proving them wrong.

dunlop_fort_knox 01-27-2013 02:44 PM

there is always Wimbledon and a dream draw. don't give up hope fed fans!

axel89 01-27-2013 02:46 PM

Dude i hate the living guts out of Federer and want to see him lose every match but i assure you he is not done he will continue to give murray and djokovic tough matches and he would sweep a major or 2 Federer is basically right in their with murray and djokovic

Prisoner of Birth 01-27-2013 02:47 PM

All this is icing but to write Federer off now would be almost as foolish as writing Nadal off.

mariecon 01-27-2013 02:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dunlop_fort_knox (Post 7172737)
there is always Wimbledon and a dream draw. don't give up hope fed fans!

How about just a fair draw for a change? How about Fed getting Ferrer instead of Djokovic getting him?

dunlop_fort_knox 01-27-2013 02:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mariecon (Post 7172743)
How about just a fair draw for a change? How about Fed getting Ferrer instead of Djokovic getting him?

well fed is asking that very question. he's had his share of dream draws. the odds are catching up with him. the question is now if he keeps playing his H2H agains the other big 3 are gonna look weak. djok may end up with 10 slams.

Bobby Jr 01-27-2013 02:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wy2sl0 (Post 7172656)
...He just doesn't have the ability to play at a high level over 5 sets anymore. I am not really upset. I accept it, and thank him for..

...I really saw a MARKED decrease in his level this year at the AO, and I think anyone would have to be blind to not agree.

Let me get this right, he lost in 5 sets but won his previous match in 5.

He lost a 4 set match to Berdych at the US Open but spanked both Murray and Djokovic at Wimbledon.

But he 'just doesn't have the ability' anymore? Perhaps it's you who's blind, or you just have a wishful memory which doesn't recall anything past the last 4 months.

Ico 01-27-2013 02:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mariecon (Post 7172743)
How about just a fair draw for a change? How about Fed getting Ferrer instead of Djokovic getting him?

Amen. Ferrer is the new Murray (1.0).

mariecon 01-27-2013 02:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dunlop_fort_knox (Post 7172749)
well fed is asking that very question. he's had his share of dream draws. the odds are catching up with him. the question is now if he keeps playing his H2H agains the other big 3 are gonna look weak. djok may end up with 10 slams.

well last I checked 17>10 so that doesn't worry me and I doubt Federer's losing any sleep over it either. It's all gravy from here on out.

zam88 01-27-2013 02:53 PM

Fed fans we've had a great run... a slam is going to be the exception rather than the rule.

If he doesn't get another one, i'm 100% satisfied with his career... if he does get one more, that's fantastic as well! If he actually got 2-3 more it would just be an embarrassment of riches for his spoiled fan base.

ruerooo 01-27-2013 02:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Warmaster (Post 7172709)
Oh no, Federer lost in the SF, time to write him off!

I know, right? He straight-sets everybody on the way to the semis, and then falls to, oh noes, one of the *other* top five players in the world.

In five sets.

:roll:

Raz11 01-27-2013 02:57 PM

He can still play great (even as close to his peak level in patches) but he won't be able to bring it to every match they play. Being in your 30's does that to you I'm afraid.

jaggy 01-27-2013 02:58 PM

Na Murray always really pushed the top 3, Ferrer does not.

axel89 01-27-2013 02:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ruerooo (Post 7172759)
I know, right? He straight-sets everybody on the way to the semis, and then falls to, oh noes, one of the *other* top five players in the world.

In five sets.

:roll:

tsonga was in quarters he beat him in 5 i'm pretty sure

roundiesee 01-27-2013 03:01 PM

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Originally Posted by mariecon (Post 7172716)
How many times has the Mighty Fed been written off, starting in 2008 when he had mono? Every time he loses a match people start writing him off and he keeps proving them wrong.

Agreed; I have a feeling he still has one more slam in him, and somehow he will be there on the podium proving us (nay-sayers) wrong again, :)

TheCheese 01-27-2013 03:31 PM

His serve was not up to par in the QF and SF, end of story.

dunlop_fort_knox 01-27-2013 03:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mariecon (Post 7172753)
well last I checked 17>10 so that doesn't worry me and I doubt Federer's losing any sleep over it either. It's all gravy from here on out.

very true but I imagine there will be more scrutiny of the weak era fed won his slams in.


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