Best Roger Federer?

Which Roger wins?


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Blinkism

Legend
This is inspired by TheMagicianofPrecision's thread "Roger Federer vs. Roger Federer"

Which version of Roger Federer, throughout the years, do you think would win in an 8 person knockout tournament composed entirely of Roger Federers from 2002 to 2009?

I think it would be 2004 Federer and 2006 Federer in the final (with 2003 and 2005 Roger in the semi's) with 2006 Federer edging out in 5 close sets.

What's your opinion, everyone?
 
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Alafter

Hall of Fame
This is inspired by TheMagicianofPrecision's thread "Roger Federer vs. Roger Federer"

Which version of Roger Federer, throughout the years, do you think would win in an 8 person knockout tournament composed entirely of Roger Federers from 2002 to 2009?

I think it would be 2004 Federer and 2006 Federer in the final (with 2003 and 2007 Roger in the semi's) with 2006 Federer edging out in 5 close sets.

What's your opinion, everyone?
I was like, totally, you know, smoking like, a bowl, too. Awesome thinks.

And I like, voted, 200six, I think. Yeah, he was cool then. He was like, confident, and stuff.
 
2004 Roger Federer - young and pumped up
He wasnt better in 2004 IMO. He was great and dominant for sure in 2004 but not better than 2005 or 2006. He was overpowered by Roddick in the Wimbledon final but still managed to win. He was ousted from the French by a hip cripped Kuerten, and lost to an aging Costa in Rome I believe. He took 5 whole sets to beat an aging Agassi in a less well played match than their 2005 final. He lost many more matches that year than 2005 and 2006.
 

Carsomyr

Legend
He started slicing the ball more effectively around 2005, but Federer was in 16 finals of the 17 tournaments he entered in 2006, winning a personal best 12 titles. He baked up a staggering 18 bagels over the course of his finest triple-Slam year. At his physical and mental peak.
 

Blinkism

Legend
He wasnt better in 2004 IMO. He was great and dominant for sure in 2004 but not better than 2005 or 2006. He was overpowered by Roddick in the Wimbledon final but still managed to win. He was ousted from the French by a hip cripped Kuerten, and lost to an aging Costa in Rome I believe. He took 5 whole sets to beat an aging Agassi in a less well played match than their 2005 final. He lost many more matches that year than 2005 and 2006.
This is a good point.

2005 was a fantastic year for Fed. He might have fallen short at the AO and the FO, but his performance at the Masters and on Tour was nothing short of spectacular.
 

lessthanjake

Semi-Pro
Federer was in God Mode in 2006.

Best period of Federer greatness was from after RG in 2006 to Dubai in 2007.

I believe Federer entered 11 tournaments. He entered Halle, Wimbledon, Toronto, Cincinnati, US Open, Tokyo, Madrid, Basel, Masters Championship, Australian Open, and Dubai. He won EVERY single event except Cincinnati. He dropped 0 sets at the Australian Open, 1 set at Wimbledon, and 2 sets at the US Open. God mode.
 

Blinkism

Legend
Federer was in God Mode in 2006.

Best period of Federer greatness was from after RG in 2006 to Dubai in 2007.

I believe Federer entered 11 tournaments. He entered Halle, Wimbledon, Toronto, Cincinnati, US Open, Tokyo, Madrid, Basel, Masters Championship, Australian Open, and Dubai. He won EVERY single event except Cincinnati. He dropped 0 sets at the Australian Open, 1 set at Wimbledon, and 2 sets at the US Open. God mode.
This is basically it. 2006 was absolute domination.
Australian Open Champion + French Open Finalist + Wimbledon Champion + US Open Champion + Master's Cup Champion.

He made 6 Master's finals that year, winning 4 + winning a 500 tourney and 3 250 tourneys.

The only time he lost that year was to Nadal in Dubai, Monte Carlo, Rome, The FO, and also to a young Murray in Cincinnati.

That's ridiculous.
 

lawrence

Hall of Fame
Federer was in God Mode in 2006.

Best period of Federer greatness was from after RG in 2006 to Dubai in 2007.

I believe Federer entered 11 tournaments. He entered Halle, Wimbledon, Toronto, Cincinnati, US Open, Tokyo, Madrid, Basel, Masters Championship, Australian Open, and Dubai. He won EVERY single event except Cincinnati. He dropped 0 sets at the Australian Open, 1 set at Wimbledon, and 2 sets at the US Open. God mode.
Agree with everything here, winning a slam without dropping a set was pretty amazing.
 

Alafter

Hall of Fame
2004, 2005, 2006, or 2007 - anyone of those.

i remember the days where you felt so comfy watching federer, hitting lines with his groundstrokes and punishing everything. Nowadays, he shanks and misses a few easy shots.
I started watching Fed seriously i think by near end 2006. I missed much of the godmode. Almost makes it sad tho to see him now, relative to his own past.
 
2006 was his best year in my mind...He lost 4 times to Nadal (three times on clay), but that was the year that he held match points in Rome in that epic 5 setter, took the first set of the FO final 6-1 (I REALLY thought he was going to win that match...), beat Nadal at Wimby and won 12 titles including three slams.

Just a ridiculous season and one that will go down as one of the top seasons of any player, ever.
 

aphex

Banned
Roger Federer completed one of the best seasons in tennis history with a typically emphatic victory in Sunday's Masters Cup final.

BBC Sport's Caroline Cheese analyses his remarkable year in numbers.

One
Tournament he did not reach the final in: 1
Tournament bosses can be pretty sure that if Federer enters their event, he will also feature in the final. The world number one signed up for 17 tournaments in 2006 and was still in the mix on the final Sunday on all but one occasion.

His only real failure came at the Cincinnati Masters in August, when the tired Swiss, who had triumphed at the Toronto Masters only four days earlier, was beaten by 19-year-old Briton Andy Murray in round two.

Two
Players who beat Federer: 2
Plenty took a set from him, Andy Roddick even had match points against him in Shanghai, but only Murray and Rafael Nadal actually posted wins against the world number one this season.

Nadal took out Federer on four occasions, three times on clay and once on a hard court, but the 25-year-old star appeared to have re-established his authority by winning their last two meetings of the season.

Three
Consecutive years at number one: 3
When Pete Sampras retired, he must have been pretty confident that his astonishing record of finishing six years in a row as the world's number one would stand the test of time - but Federer is already halfway there.

Federer has also set a new ranking points record of 8,370 and will pass Jimmy Connors' record of 160 consecutive weeks as world number one on 26 February 2007 - even if he were to lose every match until then.

Four
Masters Series titles: 4
By triumphing in Madrid in October, Federer became the first player in Masters Series history to win four or more Masters events in consecutive seasons.

He is also the first man in the Open era to pick up 10 or more titles for three seasons in a row and has won 77.6% of the finals he has contested in his career, bettering Sampras (72.7%), John McEnroe (71.3%) and Bjorn Borg (70.5%)

Five
The number of times he has lost this season: 5
McEnroe still holds the all-time record of losing only three matches in a season. But though Federer lost five in 2006, he posted 92 wins - 10 more than McEnroe managed in his remarkable 1984 season.

Federer is also the first player since Ivan Lendl in 1982 to win more than 90 matches in a season and has now won more than 80 matches in back-to-back seasons.

Six
Consecutive Grand Slam finals: 6
By reaching the US Open final in 2006, Federer became the first player since Rod Laver in 1961-62 to reach six consecutive Grand Slam finals.

By lifting the trophy in New York, the world number one became the first man ever to win the Wimbledon-US Open double three years in a row.

Seven
Million dollars: 7
Last week's group victory over Roddick at the Masters Cup in Shanghai took Federer's season's total to $7,133,885 (£3,750,000), making him the first player in history to make more than $7m in a season.

He then surpassed that total on Sunday when his straight-sets demolition of James Blake in the Shanghai final made him the first player to earn more than $8m.

Eight
The number of players to have won four or more Wimbledon titles: 8
Federer joined that elite group when he defeated Nadal in an enthralling Wimbledon final in July, leaving the likes of McEnroe, Connors and Boris Becker in his wake. Only Bjorn Borg, Pete Sampras and now Federer have won four or more consecutively.

And while Nadal was feted for breaking the record for consecutive wins on clay in May, Federer quietly passed the grass-court record at Wimbledon, extending it to 48 in the final.

Nine
Grand Slam titles: 9
Three more Grand Slam titles this year took Federer to a total of nine, behind only Bill Tilden (10), Rod Laver (11), Bjorn Borg (11), Roy Emerson (12) and record-holder Sampras (14).

By capturing the Australian Open in January, Federer became the first man to win three consecutive Grand Slam titles since Sampras in 1994.

10
Percentage of service games lost: 10
And that is a tour record for the year, overshadowing big-serving rivals Andy Roddick, Ivan Ljubicic and Mario Ancic. Roddick, in fact, also won 90% of his service games - but he played only 63 matches, 32 less than his Swiss rival.

The all-conquering Federer also tops the charts on second serve points won, break points saved and points won returning first serve.
 

veritech

Hall of Fame
2006 for me, too. he played spectacular tennis that whole year, from his first to his last tournament (and much of 2007).

that year i just watched the slams and the TMC, and i have to say that i've never seen such amazing tennis.
 
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TheMagicianOfPrecision

Guest
Good thread Blinkism:twisted:
I cant decide on 2005 or 2006...
 

TheMusicLover

G.O.A.T.
His 2006-run was the epithome of pure, unmatched DOMINANCE. Don't think there ever was a player before that dominant, don't think there will be in a very long time to come.
Sort of sad to see how much of his game he has lost by now, but on the other hand that was unevitable. Nothing lasts forever.
 

sh@de

Hall of Fame
I picked 2006 I think but to be honest, any Fed from 04-06 would play out a really close match. Anything could happen, and I'd say it'd be down to luck.
 
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TheMagicianOfPrecision

Guest
His 2006-run was the epithome of pure, unmatched DOMINANCE. Don't think there ever was a player before that dominant, don't think there will be in a very long time to come.
Sort of sad to see how much of his game he has lost by now, but on the other hand that was unevitable. Nothing lasts forever.
...and still he won 3 slams the last 12 months and played final in AO...what does that tell you?
 

Steve132

Professional
I voted for 2006, but he was almost as good in 2005. His best tennis was played between Halle in 2005 and the 2007 Australian Open. During that period he went 139-6 and reached the finals of 24 of 25 tournaments entered, winning 19. He also won 6 of the 7 majors played. Has any player in the Open era ever enjoyed a more impressive streak?
 

P_Agony

Banned
2006 was his best year in my mind...He lost 4 times to Nadal (three times on clay), but that was the year that he held match points in Rome in that epic 5 setter, took the first set of the FO final 6-1 (I REALLY thought he was going to win that match...), beat Nadal at Wimby and won 12 titles including three slams.

Just a ridiculous season and one that will go down as one of the top seasons of any player, ever.
Don't forget he also beat Nadal at the YEC.
 

Sartorius

Hall of Fame
2006.

I think Federer was unconscious that year. That may be the only explanation for some of his perfomances.
 
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