1. R

    Federer RF cap / hat

    I went to buy an RF hat (I have been wearing them for over 15 years) and see that Uniqlo is not selling them anymore - Is there anywhere else that is selling new RF hats or any plans for another company to start selling them? Thanks
  2. R

    Federer RF cap / hat availability

    I went to buy an RF hat (I have been wearing them for over 15 years) and see that Uniqlo is not selling them anymore - Is there anywhere else that is selling new RF hats or any plans for another company to start selling them? Thanks
  3. D

    Navratilova vs Federer (with a caveat)

    In light of another thread claiming Navratilova to be the GOAT, I wanted to make an alternative comparison of two great players. Let's say peak Federer 2006 is about to play Average Navratilova, BUT Federer woke up that day without a left arm for some reason. 10 match series, who wins?
  4. W

    Match Stats/Report - Kuerten vs Federer, French Open third round, 2004

    Gustavo Kuerten beat Roger Federer 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 in the French Open third round, 2004 on clay 28th seed Kuerten would go onto lose in the quarter-final to David Nalbandian. Federer was the top seed, had recently won Hamburg and this would be the only Slam he would not win in the year Kuerten...
  5. pedro94

    How different would tennis history look w/o Nadal's wrist injury at RG 2016?

    Slightly inspired by @Phenomenal thread on Madrid 2016 Nadal vs Murray, I also had a feeling at the time that Nadal was playing so much better on clay that year than the year prior. Before the injury forced him to withdraw, in his 2 matches played he dished out 3 breadsticks and 1 bagel. He...
  6. W

    Duel Match Stats/Reports - del Potro vs Federer, Basel finals, 2012 & 2017

    Juan Martin del Potro beat Roger Federer 6-4, 6-7(5), 7-6(3) in the Basel final, 2012 on indoor hard court It was del Potro’s first title at the event. Federer was the double defending champion. The two would meet again in the final the following year, with the same result. Federer was the...
  7. N01E

    Big 3 Seasons Ranked

    I ranked all of the big 3 individual seasons based on the achievements alone, without taking their opponents into account. If you're all about the competition then I've also got a thread for that...
  8. W

    Match Stats/Report - Thiem vs Federer, Madrid quarter-final, 2019

    Dominic Thiem beat Roger Federer 3-6, 7-6(11), 6-4 in the Madrid quarter-final, 2019 on clay Thiem would go onto lose in the semi-final to eventual champion Novak Djokovic, and he would be runner-up shortly after at the French Open for the second year in a row. The two had met recently in...
  9. BGod

    Worse Choking? Daniil historic double or Wimbledon 40-15?

    On its own the greatest choke job in tennis history is undoubtedly 2019 Wimbledon on serve double Championship point. However Daniil Medvedev has etched himself in the record books as the first man to TWICE lose a Slam Final leading 2-0. His opponents were 35 year old dragged out Nadal and...
  10. BGod

    The 6 Year Curse. (Tilden)

    I have some really old threads I started about this I'd rather not unearth due to other content. Plus it's time for a fresh discussion after Novak's latest failure which like Federer he had two bites at the apple. The Curse 1926-Bill Tilden fails to defend his USO title for a 7th consecutive...
  11. jl809

    Most aesthetic version of Federer to watch?

    Don’t know if I’ve seen a thread on this before - as famously one of the most rewatchable players of all time with very visually nice tennis and an aggressive style, what was the best version of Federer to watch? From what I can tell, Fed fans think his 06 vintage was his peak overall, but...
  12. J

    Forehand similarities between Djokovic and prime Fed

    I was watching some clips of Federer at the 2004 us open and noticed his forehand looked similar to Djokovic’s. Obviously the grips are different for each as Novak uses a strong semi-western and Fed an eastern/strong eastern, but their backswings were pretty similar once you account for the grip...

    Most Lopsided Grand Slam Losses of the Big 3

    Federer: - USO 2014 SF vs. Cilic: 3-6 4-6 4-6 - RG 2008 F vs. Nadal: 1-6 3-6 0-6 Nadal: - AO 2019 F vs. Djokovic: 3-6 2-6 3-6 - USO 2009 SF vs. Del Potro: 2-6 2-6 2-6 Djokovic: - RG 2020 F vs. Nadal: 0-6 2-6 5-7 - USO 2021 F. vs. Medvedev: 4-6 4-6 4-6 What are some others? Especially during...
  14. W

    Match Stats/Report - Federer vs Wawrinka, Year End Championship semi-final, 2014

    Roger Federer beat Stan Wawrinka 4-6, 7-5, 7-6(6) in the Year End Championship semi-final, 2014 on indoor hard court in London, England Federer would withdraw from the final, with Novak Djokovic winning the title. Federer had topped his round robin group with 3-0 record, Wawrinka had finished...

    Most GS Champions / #1 Defeated en Route to a GS Title?

    Checked out the draw of the 2007 French Open and noticed that Rafa defeated Del Potro, Hewitt, Moya, Djokovic, and Federer to win the title. Obviously Del Potro, Djokovic had not won a slam yet, but Rafa beat 3 Grand Slam champions and former #1s on way to the title and 5 eventual Grand Slam...
  16. Rovesciarete

    Defiance through defence: Two decades of dominance, another one ahead?

    As Roger Federer became the new number one in February 2004 and as we will have a brilliant returner as number one during February 2024 a simply poll question came to my mind. What did they have in common? Did they produce a simple numerical outcome which seems to be a floor to get to the very...
  17. AnOctorokForDinner

    Thought experiment: respective slam success if Djokovic is six years older and replaces Federer / Federer is six years younger and replaces Djokovic

    Assuming slam performances stay identical with respect to age for the sake of comparison, of course. Which slams does Djokovic win in this hypothetical? 2007 Djokovic in 2001: AO, RG, WB - obviously no USO - no (loses to pre-final Sampras or Hewitt) 2008 Djokovic in 2002: AO - obviously yes...
  18. W

    Match Stats/Report - Federer vs Boutter, Milan final, 2001

    Roger Federer beat Julien Boutter 6-4, 6-7(7), 6-4 in the Milan final, 2001 on carpet Federer was 19 years old, this was the first of his eventual 103 titles and he beat Goran Ivanisevic and Yevgeny Kafelnikov among others en route. Boutter was unseeded Federer won 111 points, Boutter 103...
  19. W

    Match Stats/Report - Coric vs Federer, Halle final, 2018

    Borna Coric beat Roger Federer 7-6(6), 3-6, 6-2 in the Halle final, 2018 on grass To date, this is Coric’s only title on grass. Federer was the defending champion and going for a 10th title at the event, which he would get the following year Coric won 89 points, Federer 97 Federer...
  20. W

    Match Stats/Report - Federer vs Raonic, Stuttgart final, 2018

    Roger Federer beat Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6(3) in the Stuttgart final, 2018 on grass It was Federer’s only title at the event. Raonic was seeded 7th Federer won 68 points, Raonic 59 Serve Stats Federer... - 1st serve percentage (43/66) 65% - 1st serve points won (37/43) 86% - 2nd serve points...
  21. W

    Match Stats/Report - Federer vs Seppi, Halle final, 2015

    Roger Federer beat Andreas Seppi 7-6(1), 6-4 in the Halle final, 2015 on grass It was Federer’s 8th title at the event and third in a row. Seppi was unseeded and beat three seeds en route to the final. Federer would be runner-up at the upcoming Wimbledon. Earlier in the year, Seppi had won the...
  22. W

    Match Stats/Report - Nadal vs Federer, Indian Wells quarter-final, 2013

    Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer 6-4, 6-2 in the Indian Wells quarter-final, 2013 on hard court Nadal would go onto win the title, beating Juan Martin del Potro in the final. Federer was the defending champion Nadal won 73 points, Federer 54 Serve Stats Nadal... - 1st serve percentage (35/52)...
  23. Rovesciarete

    How did Federer become a much better returner in 2003?

    I was shifting a bit through old data and was surprised by the big jump between 2002 and 2003. Does anybody have a clue how that happened? Note also the impact on his overall win percentage, from 72.6% to 82.8%. One year later he would be transform his overall in improvement into his >90 win...
  24. RaulRamirez

    Requesting More Objectivity Here

    A Quick Rant – Not My First, and Probably not My Last Especially with large portions of the world at war or in great turmoil, and personal challenges that we all face, there are a zillion things much more important than tennis, and GOAT races. And I admit that I enter a lot of these threads...
  25. hobl4

    String effect on drag (air resistance)

    I made a (possibly useless) comparison between different string setups and their effects on drag. I did the calculations in Excel and I set it up so that it could be easily used by anyone to compare any setup, but this forum doesn't allow me to post an image of it, let alone the Excel file...
  26. UnderArmServeOP

    Federer Two-Hander

    In a recent interview, Federer said he'd advise his 9yr old self to keep a 2 handed back-hand in hopes that he'd have an even grander career than he already did. Curious as to what the forum thinks about this. Did we lose out on a 30 Slam Champion lol
  27. A

    Who wins Pork Djokovic/Pork Nadal/Pork Federer

    Assuming all three players were at pork form (magically transfigured into pigs) who could we see winning on each of the respective surfaces? I think pork Djoker could still be the best on grass. Please weigh in.
  28. R

    Federer Last Slam Worn Outfit ESPN

  29. zvelf

    2004-2009, 2011-2016, and 2018-2023 Competition Compared Purely with Data

    First of all, forgive the super long post, but detail is needed for understanding. After Kralingen put up stats for Federer and Djokovic’s peak periods, 2004-2009 and 2011-2016, respectively, and Djokovic age 30s period, 2018-2023 in this thread, I decided to take a deep dive into the strength...
  30. W

    Match Stats/Report - Federer vs del Potro, French Open semi-final, 2009

    Roger Federer beat Juan Martin del Potro 3-6, 7-6(2), 2-6, 6-1, 6-4 in the French Open semi-final, 2009 on clay Federer would go onto win his sole title at the event, beating Robin Soderling in the final to complete a Career Grand Slam and take his Slam count to a record tying 14. He’d go onto...