Originally Posted by mightyrick
Federer will most likely be gone at next year's Wimbledon.
At this point in any elite player's career, they are no longer playing for titles or trophies. They are playing only to set the perception of *how they will be remembered*. This is why these guys retire at or near the top.
The last thing anybody wants is for Federer to be around for 5 more years. Nobody wants the last memories of Federer on tour to be him getting ousted in the first rounds of grand slams by the likes of Raonic, Dolgopolov, and Dimitrov. I mean, really. It is only the sub-par, non-elite players who hang around forever.
So why do you worry? And wow, people are wise on other peoples behalf here.
And besides, it is totally true that Federer had perhaps his biggest draught or what you call it in 2010, beginning of 11, and people went on about the same.