This. Majority of all-time greats had already retired at 33. That Federer is still playing, still ranked in the top five and still reaching slam SF/F is further evidence of his greatness and adds to his legacy; it does not detract from it. Anyone who thinks otherwise is a moron.He is 33 years old!
Remind me how match tennis matches Sampras was winning when he was 33? Oh yeah, he had already quit.
Goob, he's 33. The reflexes ain't what they once were.Haha the so called GOAT got thrashed by a huge server. I thought he was good at dealing with big serves ?
When was the last time that 2 major finalists both hadn't won a major at the time? Djokovic and Tsonga at the 2008 Australian Open.Wow!!
What a final it would be!
When was the last time of a first time grand slam winner on their first GS final? French Open 2004 (Gaudio-Coria)???
True. But also note that the average ages of top players got much older now.This. Majority of all-time greats had already retired at 33. That Federer is still playing, still ranked in the top five and still reaching slam SF/F is further evidence of his greatness and adds to his legacy; it does not detract from it. Anyone who thinks otherwise is a moron.
Not a Fedfan (tm), just a tennis fan.
Last year our CBS affiliate did not pick up the Final till 6:30 pm. Then dropped it at 8 pm. Go CBS, adiosWhether Federer and Novak are gutted or not, CBS would be gutted.
No average American is going to watch Nishi vs Cilic, though global audience would compensate for that.
Do you see him crying about it? :lol: Federer has been losing at Slams consistently since 2010 and still continues playing because he enjoys the game and makes $70 million per year and is ranked #3 in the world. Not too shabby.Wow to be honest tennis was in dire need of new blood. A new era is starting. A bit sad for Djoko who's not that old after all but Fed has really outgrown his welcome. One cannot last forever, he needs to accept and move on.
He addressed this question earlier in the tournament and made it sound he is not thinking about retiring yet. He reassesses his plans at the end of every season.Wow, did you guys see the way they threw the "retirement" trailer into the last CBS clip? As they concluded their show, they had an extended clip of all the LAST matches of all of the recently-retired players.
Are they suggesting this is Roger's last year? The result tonight was unfortunate, but it looks like this really is his last competitive year. Sure, he can hang on for many years, but he will most certainly never win another major. The young guns can just keep it together for 2-3 sets at a time nowadays. They can afford to blast away and have Federer/Djokovic defend themselves for 6 rounds. Eventually, one of them will break through. But also unfortunately their breakthrough seems to be also their last hurrah. Most of the time these breakthrough guys tend to fade away quickly.
I agree. Fed fanboys like to call other players pusher. But the way Fed pushes with his BH is really embarrassing to see. He couldn't his a proper BH drive to save his face. LOL.Pusher Serverer exposed for a pathetic player he is atm. You know ATP is sucks when old, washed-up player contending for slams and number one by pushing and servebotting. His tactics out there where laughable...Trying to outhit Cilic, charging the net after loopy fhs and slices.Lol
props to Cilic for not been scared of his abilities. He is really good and balanced player. On his peak he literally has no weaknesses in his game. Hope he wins whole thing.
******* is old. He needs to accept it. The new guard is coming up fast now. I doubt very much Fed will be able to hang on until 2016.What happened today to Federer ? did he just play that bad ?? I know Cilic hits big ball but Federer used to handle that with no problem in the past?
I did see the last 3 games of the 3 rd set and Cilic was hitting the ball Un-naturally hard, much harder than he used to. I have wonder how ???******* is old. He needs to accept it. The new guard is coming up fast now. I doubt very much Fed will be able to hang on until 2016.