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Old 11-16-2012, 11:27 AM   #63
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Originally Posted by Prisoner of Birth View Post
Okay, he's 31 now. Course he can stay healthy. It's not like he's 50. Injuries can always happen but Federer almost seems immune, given his style of play. The only issue will be his motivation and his reflexes/movement.
I would put motivation out of the equation, though, Fed seems to motivate himself with ease this days. Or that's what he wants us to believe in his interviews at least.

I agree with reflex/movement/flexibility - he's still pretty darn good in this department but nothing like he was in his mid 20's. The good part is that the decline won't be as visible as comparing a 24-year old Fed to a 30-year old Fed. I think a 35-year old healthy Fed would play comparably the way he does now.
Just shows you how pointless H2H's are. Nadal beat Fed but in the end it meant jack, they both walked away with nothing. It's about winning titles.
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