Fed hinting at retiring after Wimby 2020?

sureshs

Bionic Poster
Bad move. If Rafa wins AO, that means he will have 21 Slams before Wimbledon. Fed should retire after the AO.

But that clearly signals that he is pissed off at Nadal equaling him.

That is why I have been saying he should retire at Basel this year.
 

Mike Sams

Legend
Didn't Federer win Dubai, Miami and Halle this year while making the finals of Indian Wells and making the semis of the French and the finals of Wimbledon?
99.9% of the tour would be dying for numbers like that!! LOL!!!!!
Only the silly armchair experts on here can trash a resume like that for a guy aged 37-38.
 

rafazx10

Rookie
Sounds resonable, he always mentioned he wanted to play one more Olympics. I would be surprised if he retires next summer.
 

Atennisone

Hall of Fame
Didn't Federer win Dubai, Miami and Halle this year while making the finals of Indian Wells and making the semis of the French and the finals of Wimbledon?
99.9% of the tour would be dying for numbers like that!! LOL!!!!!
Only the silly armchair experts on here can trash a resume like that for a guy aged 37-38.
It is also not that bad a thing to stop when playing well. Sampras finished his career in style, something I appreciate, and thinks him make him quite cool. Also if Nadal would wait to retire until he lost 3 or 4 matches in RG more, it would kind of hurt that record a lot, and make 98% to something maybe 94% would make difference on keeping the record closed. Apart from that, I'm quite sure Federer won't retire before at least 2021.
 

oldmanfan

Hall of Fame
It is also not that bad a thing to stop when playing well. Sampras finished his career in style, something I appreciate, and thinks him make him quite cool. Also if Nadal would wait to retire until he lost 3 or 4 matches in RG more, it would kind of hurt that record a lot, and make 98% to something maybe 94% would make difference on keeping the record closed. Apart from that, I'm quite sure Federer won't retire before at least 2021.
Going out on top is a preference that Fedr doesn't share, and he's stated this in the past. His continuing to play will hinge on health, family, and playing level. His love for the game is without question, so that's not an issue. He has also stated that he doesn't mind having more losses while continuing to play at an older age.

The guy just loves playing tennis.
 

oldmanfan

Hall of Fame
oh good, so glad it was taken out of context and he's going no where....

Long live King Fed.

really hoping he can get to 21 at AO or SW19 next year
Yup. This is just Fedr doing what Fedr said. He's recently said that he only plans about 6-months ahead now. At his age, it's not realistic to plan too far ahead bc he has a lot on his plate with family, health, etc.
 

oldmanfan

Hall of Fame
That was how I understood it anyway (or how I hoped Federer meant it).

It seems like Federer just wants to make sure to have long enough breaks and says that Wimbledon still is the important factor around which he builds his season, even in an Olympic year.
Right. It's especially important next year since the Olympics is squeezed in between 2 slams. That's a tough turnaround to fly almost halfway around the world 2x between two Bo5 tournaments.
 

hipolymer

Hall of Fame
Bad move. If Rafa wins AO, that means he will have 21 Slams before Wimbledon. Fed should retire after the AO.

But that clearly signals that he is pissed off at Nadal equaling him.

That is why I have been saying he should retire at Basel this year.
imagine being still on tour while someone is breaking your records
yikes
 

UnderratedSlam

Hall of Fame
Bad move. If Rafa wins AO, that means he will have 21 Slams before Wimbledon. Fed should retire after the AO.

But that clearly signals that he is pissed off at Nadal equaling him.

That is why I have been saying he should retire at Basel this year.
That´s a very big if...

Rafa winning AO? Not a chance.
 

Zara

Legend
imagine being still on tour while someone is breaking your records
yikes
But would that be breaking the record though if the said player is still active? I feel the race between the 3, given that they are all active players, is to see who ends up winning the most. Unless one is retired I just don't see it as a 'record' yet.
 

wangs78

Hall of Fame
Fed will never retire. With his Slam and #1 records nearly gone the only thing he has left going for him is his longevity. So long as he keeps playing, Rafa and Novak can never take that away from him. Time is on Fed’s side on this one!
 

Zara

Legend
Fed will never retire. With his Slam and #1 records nearly gone the only thing he has left going for him is his longevity. So long as he keeps playing, Rafa and Novak can never take that away from him. Time is on Fed’s side on this one!
How do you mean? Both Rafa and Novak will continue to play as well.

Both Serena and Federer need to retire. The game needs to take a fresh new turn.
 
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Bad move. If Rafa wins AO, that means he will have 21 Slams before Wimbledon. Fed should retire after the AO.

But that clearly signals that he is pissed off at Nadal equaling him.

That is why I have been saying he should retire at Basel this year.
I think he should have retired after AO2018 sort of going off with a bang! I think when Nadal got to 17 or 18 he would have known the writing is on the wall, as Nadal will match based on just winning FOs.
 

Antonio Puente

Hall of Fame
Didn't Federer win Dubai, Miami and Halle this year while making the finals of Indian Wells and making the semis of the French and the finals of Wimbledon?
99.9% of the tour would be dying for numbers like that!! LOL!!!!!
Only the silly armchair experts on here can trash a resume like that for a guy aged 37-38.
Yes, well said.

Every time a Djoker fan shouts 40-15, just shove Halle and Dubai in his face.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Bad move. If Rafa wins AO, that means he will have 21 Slams before Wimbledon. Fed should retire after the AO.

But that clearly signals that he is pissed off at Nadal equaling him.

That is why I have been saying he should retire at Basel this year.
Gosh! Some 13 years after your first “Should Federer Retire?” thread appeared you might get your wish.

Knowing how your negativity fuels him though (Cincinnati-The Real Slam...”I have a feeling the champion won’t be the guy with the elegant strokes”), I have a feeling he’s sticking around a whole.
 

megamind

Hall of Fame
Gosh! Some 13 years after your first “Should Federer Retire?” thread appeared you might get your wish.

Knowing how your negativity fuels him though (Cincinnati-The Real Slam...”I have a feeling the champion won’t be the guy with the elegant strokes”), I have a feeling he’s sticking around a whole.

Howie darie youie disrespekie sareashi likie disie!!!!!!!
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Howie darie youie disrespekie sareashi likie disie!!!!!!!
It is no small coincidence Sureshs’ famous video features him wearing a rather tight green shirt. It goes with his long history of being The Not So Jolly Green Troll Giant of TTW.
 

octogon

Professional
Nonsense. He won't retire (and Mirka won't let him) when he is still Top 3/ Top 5 in the world and capable of vulturing slams. As futile as it may look, Team Fed will go down swinging to protect his record. Even if they accept Nadal will get it and keep it, they need to do everything possible to stop Djokovic from overtaking him as well. Fed and Mirka don't want to spend the next 50 years of retirement talking about Fed as the third best player of his era. Maybe they can live with second best.

Fed will retire when he can no longer make deep runs in slams. Or has an injury that forces him to stop.
 

megamind

Hall of Fame
It is no small coincidence Sureshs’ famous video features him wearing a rather tight green shirt. It goes with his long history of being The Not So Jolly Green Troll Giant of TTW.

Huw queeck u arr 2 turnn ur fathe uway, hu r u cheeting on?!?!
 
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