Federer is the greatest player of all time

fundrazer

G.O.A.T.
MTO wins.
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Tenisfan3

Professional
MTO wins.
FO F 2011, Rafa took it before Federer's serve when Federer was spanking him all over the place. He took a bathroom break before Fed served for the match in IW 2012. He also took a disgraceful MTO in Hamburg 2008. Even in this match he took a toilet break after the first set which lasted something like 40 minutes lol. Nadal fans should be the last fans to talk about gamesmanship. Nadal even violates time rules and complains when the rules are enforced. Djokovic will obliterate this pusher at RG.
 

Tenisfan3

Professional
MTO wins.
FO F 2011, Rafa took it before Federer's serve when Federer was spanking him all over the place. He took a bathroom break before Fed served for the match in IW 2012. He also took a disgraceful MTO in Hamburg 2008. Even in this match he took a toilet break after the first set which lasted something like 40 minutes lol. Nadal fans should be the last fans to talk about gamesmanship. Nadal even violates time rules and complains when the rules are enforced. Djokovic will obliterate this pusher at RG.
 

Incognito

Legend
What Fed has accomplished in the game is astounding. However I admire his character even more. In his championship interview he said: "Rafa made me a tougher and better player. Without him I probably wont be here tonight". That comment makes me wanna cry. I can actually imagine these two hanging out when both are retired.


Couldn't embed the video. TT sucks these days
At around 3:50
 
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Deleted member 512391

Guest
FO F 2011, Rafa took it before Federer's serve when Federer was spanking him all over the place. He took a bathroom break before Fed served for the match in IW 2012. He also took a disgraceful MTO in Hamburg 2008. Even in this match he took a toilet break after the first set which lasted something like 40 minutes lol. Nadal fans should be the last fans to talk about gamesmanship. Nadal even violates time rules and complains when the rules are enforced. Djokovic will obliterate this pusher at RG.
Yeah, remember that one very vividly, he broke his momentum immediately. It was very disappointing, but not unexpected.
 
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Deleted member 512391

Guest
Even though the victory against Nadal (the first one since 2007 Wimbledon, in five sets, after being a break down in the fifth) was very sweet, it has nothing to do with the fact that Fed is the GOAT. He could've beaten Lacko in the finals, it wouldn't have mattered.

The fact that he has 18 Majors in his pocket and, more impressively imo, the record of winning 3 out of 4 Majors five times each at least, puts him above everyone else in Open Era and maybe even in tennis history.
 
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eagletennis

Semi-Pro
He was before after and probably will be forever.Although there is definitely double standards with Fed fans about MTO.When Novak does he is biggest scum in the world but if Fed does it's fine or he is injured for real.Again I don't have nothing against gamesmanship.It's part of the game in every sport I am actually fully supporting it.Not players fault if his opponent is mental midget
 

eagletennis

Semi-Pro
He was before after and probably will be forever.Although there is definitely double standards with Fed fans about MTO.When Novak does he is biggest scum in the world but if Fed does it's fine or he is injured for real.Again I don't have nothing against gamesmanship.It's part of the game in every sport I am actually fully supporting it.
 

icedevil0289

G.O.A.T.
He was before after and probably will be forever.Although there is definitely double standards with Fed fans about MTO.When Novak does he is biggest scum in the world but if Fed does it's fine or he is injured for real.Again I don't have nothing against gamesmanship.It's part of the game in every sport I am actually fully supporting it.

true, tbh even as a fed fan i was like hmm at the mto in stan's match. I am absolutely sure that after 6 months off, that he is not a 100% fit and that something is bothering him, he didnt look too happy the when he was getting a massage during the change over, so I don't think it was fake but at the same time idk if it was needed persay. I think overall in fed's career he's taken few mtos and usually takes it in between sets which is good but people should definitely apply the same standards for everyone and idt novak is scum for taking mtos
 

Boom-Boom

Legend
FO F 2011, Rafa took it before Federer's serve when Federer was spanking him all over the place. He took a bathroom break before Fed served for the match in IW 2012. He also took a disgraceful MTO in Hamburg 2008. Even in this match he took a toilet break after the first set which lasted something like 40 minutes lol. Nadal fans should be the last fans to talk about gamesmanship. Nadal even violates time rules and complains when the rules are enforced. Djokovic will obliterate this pusher at RG.

Good poast
 

Gizo

Hall of Fame
While I thought that Federer was comfortably the greatest player in the history of the open era anyway before this title win, this latest success his pretty huge for his legacy.

It significantly enhances his longevity credentials, with a 13 and a half year span before his 1st and 18th grand slam title wins, an open era record. After his 30th birthday title he has now won 2 slams, 1 YEC, 7 masters series titles and 22 titles in total.

Also he adds a 'heroic', completely unexpected, 'against all odds' grand slam title win to his collection, at the age of 35, after spending 6 months injured on the sidelines, coming through 3 five setters and beating his ultimate nemesis and rival in the final. That was after he beat the guy who had won the most recent slam in the semis. Plus many people including me had completely written him off and thought this ship had sailed after all those slam final defeats to Djokovic in 2014-2015.
 

topspin007

New User
Alas the USO is bigger than the AO and since Nadal matured its 3-0 at USO to Nadal.

Federers failure to win the most important hard court major in a decade has to be scrutinised.

Wonder if he regrets skipping whole clay court season
 
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