Are we going to see this injured 40+old man :P on crutches return to the top level of Men's Tennis ?

Are we going to see this injured old man :P on crutches return to the top of Men's Tennis ?

  • Yes, believe in him, he is that damn good

  • Nope, not even someone as great as him can pull it off this time

  • Not sure what will happen, future seems uncertain, anything can happen


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junior74

Talk Tennis Guru
It ended with two squandered MPs in Wimbledon.
Fraud should be thankful he was not born in 1986.
 
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Deleted member 771911

Guest
No. It's done. Time to move on.
All that is propagating this idea is this subjective and abstract notion of his 'greatness'. There is nothing from the last two years to suggest he will come back to the top.
 

pj80

Hall of Fame
it's going to be difficult for all big 3 from now on...competition is very tough nowadays with youngsters getting better and more confident
 

The Fedfather

Hall of Fame
I can't vote 'no' because it's just so final and angst inducing. At the same time, it's obvious Federer's physical condition is not suited for the very top of tennis anymore. That many knee surgeries and being 40 is not a Slam-winning combo.

There is an optimistic middle ground where I can see Federer getting to a decent enough form not to drop too low in the rankings and then just put his everything in Wimbledon. With some MAJOR luck, maybe something can happen. It's probably best if it doesn't though because weak era. At this point, playing well enough to win a smaller tournament that is significant for Roger would be amazing.
 

Slicehand

Professional
Well sport is also about this kind of epics, but of course we should be realistic and dont expect much, anything that comes from him is extra, i think we will still see some good matches from him, winning a slam or important tournament are bigger words
 

Kralingen

Legend
It’s going to take a lot of rehab and training for him to even be ready for Wimby. On top of that, it’ll take a minor miracle to be able to complete 7 Bo5 matches in two weeks… I don’t see his body holding up to do that.

I know he’s proven us wrong many times but that knee is in chronic issue territory. It’s never going away, not at 40 years old on crutches.

hopeful that he does return in actual force and give us a good send off. He is still a genius and still had good looking strokes earlier in the year. But I have no idea how he could somehow win a Slam. That should be out of the question.. will help with expectations when he returns.
 

Sunny014

Legend
He can win slams, but it will require a lot of training and rehab, the process is very length for him, even for Andy.

First Fed has to not be troubled by his knee
Then he has to win small tourneys to increase his confidence and form
Then he has to play slams as well and not lose a lot, defeats will come but he will have to believe nd go one
If he does this long enough without his knee troubling him the luck will shine on him and he will get that opening.
 

Jonesy

Hall of Fame
Isn't he close to beat the wins record? He should at least do that. The titles one probably will not happen. Connors will remain the Goat, in 5.
 
One of my favorite players of all time. And sadly, no, he's done. I'd love to see him play some more but as for reaching the top levels again? Not likely. He'll be lucky to stay in the top 20. I can't see him getting past the quarterfinals of a major again. But I'd love to be wrong!!
 

DjokoLand

Hall of Fame
Does Fed really love the sport that much or is he deluded in thinking he can win another slam ? The guy is 40 has a legacy that is untouchable, made millions, entertained millions of fans and has 20 slams. So why is he coming back ? I admire him for it but it seems strange he should be enjoying his life with the family on a beach somewhere
 

Musterrific

Professional
You have to wonder whether Roger is delusional at this point for even entertaining the idea of still being able to achieve world-class results when he's healthy again. I'm sure a legend like him is surrounded by a bunch of yes men...
 

zagor

Bionic Poster
I'd love to see it happen personally but the answer is no, he's been done in terms of competing at the top level for a while now.

Shame his knees don't have magical healing properties when they come in contact with the red clay.
 
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sliceroni

Hall of Fame
Would like to see it, but I don’t think it’s gonna happen. Although stranger things have happened. Like Fed mentioned before the surgery, would it be worth it compromising his quality of life after tennis, simple things like running chasing his kids or going for a light run for cardio.
 

Rosstour

Legend
Does Fed really love the sport that much or is he deluded in thinking he can win another slam ? The guy is 40 has a legacy that is untouchable, made millions, entertained millions of fans and has 20 slams. So why is he coming back ? I admire him for it but it seems strange he should be enjoying his life with the family on a beach somewhere
How is his legacy untouchable when Novak is urinating on it right this minute whilst screaming "IDEMOOOOOO"?
 

RF-18

Talk Tennis Guru
I'd love to see it happen personally but the answer is no, he's been done in terms of competing at the top level for a while now.

Shame his knees don't have magical healing properties when they come in contact with the red clay.
He made QF of Wimbledon pretty unprepared. He has the quality still.

I wonder when it happened though with the knee again. Was it at Wimbledon?
 

metsman

G.O.A.T.
I remember when Fraud was wheeled into the 2015 USO final in a wheelchair, so if he is merely on crutches now, that's an improvement.
 
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