Originally Posted by nikdom
All that matters is how he is doing with respect to the competition today. Point me to any other player from Rogers generation who is doing better.
Why are you trying to judge Federer's decline or lack thereof vis-a-vis other players of his generation. Federer HAS visibly declined since 2006 but he is STILL good/skilled/talented enough enough to compete with the younger generation. The same cannot be said of his peers because Federer is an anomaly.
It's a two way street. Federer HAS declined (it's obvious if you watch videos of his matches during his prime) but others have improved as well because of the bar Federer set during his prime. Both aspects aren't mutually exclusive.