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Hood_Man

Legend
Lol, nice :)

I don't feel depressed about this one. Losing at the French isn't that big a deal, it was only a place in the semis that was on the line.

That and it's a loss against Tsonga, which I can live with :)
 

Crayola Oblongata

Hall of Fame
This thread was created when Jo beat Fed in Wimbledon.

Just sayin'.

Also, this doesn't hurt as bad as that US open 4 match point semi loss to Novak. I hope the stars align for Jo, or Daveed, or Stanly...hell, even Haasi.
 
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JRAJ1988

Guest
A 17 time slam winner with a QF or better record since 2004, nearly beaten the consecutive slam appearances + numerous records to boot. He'll play Halle and he's one of the favorites for Wimbledon at getting on 32 so in theory there is zero to be depressed about.
 

underground

G.O.A.T.
Ah well.

Well his slam losses from most recent are:

Tsonga
Murray
Berdych
Djokovic
Nadal
Djokovic
Tsonga
Nadal
Djokovic
Djokovic
Berdych
Soderling
Del Potro
Nadal
Nadal
Nadal
Djokovic
Nadal
Nadal
Nadal
Safin

So yeah during his QF stretch at least he's not losing to mugs.
 

Backbored

Hall of Fame
This sums up how I feel.

You could see it coming, but you just didn’t want to believe it. Fed will do better at Wimbledon.
 

bezs

G.O.A.T.
He could have at least put up more of a fight. :(

Unlikely but hope Da veed goes all the way.
 

Crayola Oblongata

Hall of Fame
I am a bit depressed, yes. You see I have to go back to work tomorrow, and work till 8 on Friday. My manager doesn't like it when I put the tennis on, so yeah.
 

FlashFlare11

Hall of Fame
I'm saddened more by the way he lost than the loss in general. Hid play was sloppy and uninspired. He just seemed like he didn't want to be out there after giving the break back to Jo in the first set. I'm happy it was to a player I like and not some unknown.

A loss at Roland Garros hurts, but Wimbledon isn't that far away. Hopefully Roger raises his level for the grass season.
 

Fiji

Legend
This was expected. He will have better chances at Wimbledon or the USO. Clay is not for older players....
 
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Nathaniel_Near

Guest
I'm saddened more by the way he lost than the loss in general. Hid play was sloppy and uninspired. He just seemed like he didn't want to be out there after giving the break back to Jo in the first set. I'm happy it was to a player I like and not some unknown.

A loss at Roland Garros hurts, but Wimbledon isn't that far away. Hopefully Roger raises his level for the grass season.
This one is better:

 

NikeWilson

Semi-Pro
As a Fed fan, I was worried about this match when the draw came out. Fed was over-powered and out-hustled today. Credit to Tsonga for really playing confidently, and tactfully, and with his heart out on the court.
Seeing Fed miss 2 routine overheads was depressing. And seeing him get pegged by a ball was the straw that broke the camel's back.
Atleast his streak of Quarters is still alive!
 

wangs78

Hall of Fame
I hope Roger uses Haas for inspiration. As long as he doesn't lose motivation I think we will see some great victories yet. Today was tough though, had he won I think he would've been in the final.
 

kishnabe

Talk Tennis Guru
Tsongerer for win.

What there to be sad...he already has a French.....his best chances at a slam title is Wimbledon and the US Open.
 

romeo8880

G.O.A.T.
Still very depressed from today's match and it's going to take a couple days to get over it. So sad he's a shell of his former self.
 

mariecon

Hall of Fame
I hope Roger uses Haas for inspiration. As long as he doesn't lose motivation I think we will see some great victories yet. Today was tough though, had he won I think he would've been in the final.
Haas has a lot less mileage on those legs than Federer.
 
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Nathaniel_Near

Guest
I've watched the reply of that final countless times! What a dream 2012 was!
Yeh, that was a pretty amazing year for us as fans. He had a stretch of dominance which culminated in another major... I'm STILL amazed that he managed to regain the no.1 position for some time. All in all, it was a great year.
 

Fate Archer

Hall of Fame
Wow that's a pretty cool pic of Fed on a chinese suit. Seems like circa 2004 or 2006 by Fed's hair style.

Btw Backbored, have you seen Kohlschreiber's interview in the Road to Roland Garros segment this year? Guess which is his favorite movie? :)
 
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NikeWilson

Semi-Pro
Cut the crap. So many pretenders these days...
Ok, I used to be a bigger Fed fan a few years ago, but when Nadal emerged I changed my tune a bit. Now I'm more of a Nadal fan than a Fed fan. But I respect them both. And Djokovic too. I like all 3 really. I don't like Murray.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
Fed clearly tanked that match against Tsonga. It was obvious he didn't fancy getting creamed by Rafa in yet another clay final so soon after the Rome beatdown and this would definitely have been the case if he had decided to beat Jo-Willy. He would then have only had to face either Ferrer or Robredo in the semis and since both of them are his total and complete pigeons (H2Hs V Ferrer, 14-0, v Robredo 10-0) passage to the final would have been virtually guaranteed!

Roger is smart and plays the long game. He did just enough at RG to keep his unbroken Slam quarter-final record going and then pulled the plug. He will now be re-focussing his energies on his true goal, to retain his Wimbledon title on his favourite surface!

So cheer up depressed Fed fans. The Eagle will soar once again over the green lawns of his true home, the place where he is almost as dominant as Rafa is at RG!

:)
 
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Nathaniel_Near

Guest
Both Roger and Murray are in incredibly good positions to win Wimbledon this year, one tanked in preparation for it and the other feigned injury in order to practice sooner on the surface. The truth is, they are in the form and physical conditions of their lives, so expect a rematch between Fed and Murray in another Wimbledon final.
 

sportsfan1

Hall of Fame
Both Roger and Murray are in incredibly good positions to win Wimbledon this year, one tanked in preparation for it and the other feigned injury in order to practice sooner on the surface.
If Roger only realized this earlier in his career, wonder how many more slams he would have won ;-)
 

pound cat

G.O.A.T.
This sums up how I feel.

You could see it coming, but you just didn’t want to believe it. Fed will do better at Wimbledon.
And this is how Fererer feels about his loss to Tsonga...your picture got it right


"I thought he played great today," said Federer. "He was, in all areas, better than me today. That's why the result was pretty clean. I was impressed by the way he played today. I think I struggled a little bit everywhere. To be honest, personally, I'm pretty sad about the match and the way I played."
 

Outbeyond

Legend
Wow, this is some grand trolling here.

Fed in another Wimby final?

IDK mang, he's looking mighty tired of tennis....
He really is...

Let's hope he's more pumped up for the second half of the year. His worst surface is clay and always was clay, and we all know it.

Allez, Roger! There's always tomorrow.
 

Clarky21

Banned
How on earth is there such a thing as a depressed Fed fan? The guy has won 17 slams and holds countless records that may never be broken. He's still playing, and I hope he wins Wimby and makes some noise in the second part of the season.
 

Incognito

Legend
At least Fed gets to play and has already won a lot in his career. Juan Martin is home healing his injuries and we don't know when he is coming back. I hope this doesn't turn out to be another 2010 when he was out for almost a year. :(
 

FlashFlare11

Hall of Fame
Yeh, that was a pretty amazing year for us as fans. He had a stretch of dominance which culminated in another major... I'm STILL amazed that he managed to regain the no.1 position for some time. All in all, it was a great year.
It was pretty amazing to be a Federer fan last year. After he lost the No. 1 ranking in 2010, I was pretty sure he'd never break Sampras' record. Seeing Nadal and Djokovic enjoy their 2010 and 2011 almost solidified it. I always believed he had another slam or two in him, but getting the top ranking back was something I had thought was out of reach.

Here's to hoping that he can rekindle that magic for the next month and defend his Wimbledon title!
 

FlashFlare11

Hall of Fame
How on earth is there such a thing as a depressed Fed fan? The guy has won 17 slams and holds countless records that may never be broken. He's still playing, and I hope he wins Wimby and makes some noise in the second part of the season.
I guess because with every defeat we fear that the end is near for him. If the defeats come earlier and earlier, one of them may actually send him into retirement. We don't want to see this man go!
 

Feather

Legend
Yeh, that was a pretty amazing year for us as fans. He had a stretch of dominance which culminated in another major... I'm STILL amazed that he managed to regain the no.1 position for some time. All in all, it was a great year.
Great year. 2012 was a dream. A dream come true

Where did you get this snap from? I want to make it my profile pic in Facebook
 

Feather

Legend
I guess because with every defeat we fear that the end is near for him. If the defeats come earlier and earlier, one of them may actually send him into retirement. We don't want to see this man go!
Really, I am not bothered about H2H or troll threads here. I just want to see him play. You know, just to see him play a great shot in a match, and takes up back to those glory days. Even if he loses that match, I can live with that sweet moment. That short moment of glory, transient moment but everlasting forever.

I just love Roger a lot. It's really depressing to see him lose. Its really painful. The reason it hurts this much is because this victory would have made him play his 25th major final. Six finals at RG would have been really great. It would added to his resume a lot. I don't know why people don't see this. Such a great opportunity missed
 

WhiskeyEE

Legend
How on earth is there such a thing as a depressed Fed fan? The guy has won 17 slams and holds countless records that may never be broken. He's still playing, and I hope he wins Wimby and makes some noise in the second part of the season.
A loss for Fed is a loss for tennis. Once Fed retires, half of fans will probably tune out. I can't imagine the sport being half as interesting without him and he's become a lot less relevant this year and so has the sport.

More than anything I think that people are depressed about the future of tennis.
 

BaselineB

New User
A loss for Fed is a loss for tennis. Once Fed retires, half of fans will probably tune out. I can't imagine the sport being half as interesting without him and he's become a lot less relevant this year and so has the sport.

More than anything I think that people are depressed about the future of tennis.
Hear, hear!

He'll be back :)
 
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