Originally Posted by Mike Sams
2010...his last great showing at a Slam as he won the AO and lost in the QF and SF stages for the 3 remaining Slams.
2011...made 1 final, lost the rest in the QF and SF stages.
Yet Federer and his fans still remain upbeat about his chances of winning more Slams and regaining the #1 ranking.
I know he's in great health but how does he plan on winning anything with the likes of Djokovic and Nadal in his way? He can't beat them both back to back in a Slam. Even Federer fans know that.
Yes, he gets worse. But I don't think the 2010 Federer was much better than the 2011 Federer. Both were worse than 2004-2007, but 2010-2011 Federer, and 2012, still has the chance, of winning one and maybe two slams before retirement. Doesn't mean he will, but he can. That's it.
Winning one slam, making a final or two, and winning some masters, can push him to #1 if we have a year where nobody dominates. Just like it used to happen in the past before the Federer era.