Federer News

Breakpointerer

Hall of Fame
Yeah great moment with that long standing ovation.
As for me, I'm looking for Fed's winner speech at Wimbledon 2019, but can't find it on YouTube. I'll try dailymotion o_O
Lol.
That standing ovation seems so poignant taking into account that it might be his last slam... although the story isn't over yet.
 

oldmanfan

Hall of Fame
i'm cautiously excited. I looked at team world's line up and it might as well be team north america with 1 australian. Go figure as well that they are all primarily english speaking too. I wouldn't put it past John Mcenroe to think of the world like that but idk what taylor fritz is going to add. Jack sock makes sense because of doubles.

Nonetheless it being in switzerland has to be special for fed. I just hope that once this 3 year sort of trial run is over, he and tony can re-evaluate the team vs world aspect of it because idk how long it can be sustained. I certainly don't want world beating europe in fed's country, but if it becomes 3-0, will people still tune next year and after that
Laver Cup, Fedr invites fans to watch both teams practicing on Thursday, Sept. 19th.

 
@FedFosterWallace

No, it is not odd at all. Some people decide to leave (some random Djokovic fan just had a sleazy farewell in DN, for example), some lose interest and close their accounts and some get banned. It is no one's business what the others do, unless they want to share that information, and TF obviously didn't.

:cool:
Find that odd? Do you not? People just disappear? He was an every day user? What did he do?
While I was not a huge fan, I still like knowing I have Fed fans around to discuss Fed. They are dwindling by the day. He seemed to not be worried about it, wonder now? At least @MeatTornado can have some peace in Fed news.

Getting odder by the moment...
 
@FedFosterWallace




While I was not a huge fan, I still like knowing I have Fed fans around to discuss Fed. They are dwindling by the day. He seemed to not be worried about it, wonder now? At least @MeatTornado can have some peace in Fed news.

Getting odder by the moment...
Yeah, I'm a bit creeped out by this at the moment.

He was an extremely intelligent guy. I don't care what anyone says.

I learned a fair amount from him, and I valued his input on numerous subjects.
 

MeatTornado

Legend
kind of looking forward ro LC now. One to see how Fed is dealing with the back, and two, to be able to watch some stress free tennis for once.
I'll be quite surprised if we see his back hampering him at all. He said on the night of the loss that it was the type of tweak that should be gone in a few days. Unless he was way off, 2 weeks should be more than enough time.

And maybe I'm an idiot, but I still get stressed over the LC matches. They can be tense, even if there's no legacy points on the line. I was on the edge of my seat during the Fed/Isner match last year. That match point he saved was ridiculous.
 
I'll be quite surprised if we see his back hampering him at all. He said on the night of the loss that it was the type of tweak that should be gone in a few days. Unless he was way off, 2 weeks should be more than enough time.

And maybe I'm an idiot, but I still get stressed over the LC matches. They can be tense, even if there's no legacy points on the line. I was on the edge of my seat during the Fed/Isner match last year. That match point he saved was ridiculous.
Now that I think of it, Isner and NK matches were stressful at times. Dang it, why did you mention that. :cautious:
 
But that's what makes them fun!

I'll take Laver Cup over a completely stress-free charity match any day.
Maybe for you. But I need some stress free tennis from time to time. But I guess it won't matter, because I will eventually get into FBPD at some point during LC. I mean if Rafa and Fed play in a charity match... I will stress... ha. I have a problem.
 
I am starting to feel good about Feds chances at AO. I know, it is early, and I have nothing to base this on. Yet, I feel Fed is recharging and thinking he must have one last go. He knows this next year could extend his career or end after the Olympics if it goes south. I see a well prepared physically and mentally Fed showing up at the AO. I also think the ATP Cup will help him.

@Otacon you must hop on board, this is the time to "feel" it. It is happening. Rarely do I feel positive about Feds chances, and maybe it is wishful thinking, but it is Fed. This is what Fed does... amazes us.

Fed and Ljubičić talking:
 

Third Serve

Hall of Fame
I am starting to feel good about Feds chances at AO. I know, it is early, and I have nothing to base this on. Yet, I feel Fed is recharging and thinking he must have one last go. He knows this next year could extend his career or end after the Olympics if it goes south. I see a well prepared physically and mentally Fed showing up at the AO. I also think the ATP Cup will help him.

@Otacon you must hop on board, this is the time to "feel" it. It is happening. Rarely do I feel positive about Feds chances, and maybe it is wishful thinking, but it is Fed. This is what Fed does... amazes us.

Fed and Ljubičić talking:
Best to just keep low expectations so we'll be more excited if he wins and less miserable if he loses.
 

oldmanfan

Hall of Fame
I am starting to feel good about Feds chances at AO. I know, it is early, and I have nothing to base this on. Yet, I feel Fed is recharging and thinking he must have one last go. He knows this next year could extend his career or end after the Olympics if it goes south. I see a well prepared physically and mentally Fed showing up at the AO. I also think the ATP Cup will help him.

@Otacon you must hop on board, this is the time to "feel" it. It is happening. Rarely do I feel positive about Feds chances, and maybe it is wishful thinking, but it is Fed. This is what Fed does... amazes us.

Fed and Ljubičić talking:
I think he'll have chances in all 4 slams next year. His results this year were 4R, SF, F (tied ;)), QF. There was no blowout, even in his loss to Nadl at RG19.

Yes, luck was mean to Fedr, and Djokodal won 2 each, but except for the AO19 win, the other 3 wins were not that convincing; Nadl lost a set to a schedule-screwed Thiem, Djokr lucked out against Fedr, and Nadl was on his last legs against Medv while essentially cheating in the 5th (he got away with it).

Remember, Fedr was essentially 1 pt away from being the best player of the year heading into USO19, and if he won that point, who knows how USO19 plays out?

I think Fedr will end 2019 in great form, with a title or 2. Like I've said before, I'm more confident in Fedr's form heading into 2020 than I was for 2019.
That, my friend, is a GOOD thing! 8-B
 
I think he'll have chances in all 4 slams next year. His results this year were 4R, SF, F (tied ;)), QF. There was no blowout, even in his loss to Nadl at RG19.

Yes, luck was mean to Fedr, and Djokodal won 2 each, but except for the AO19 win, the other 3 wins were not that convincing; Nadl lost a set to a schedule-screwed Thiem, Djokr lucked out against Fedr, and Nadl was on his last legs against Medv while essentially cheating in the 5th (he got away with it).

Remember, Fedr was essentially 1 pt away from being the best player of the year heading into USO19, and if he won that point, who knows how USO19 plays out?

I think Fedr will end 2019 in great form, with a title or 2. Like I've said before, I'm more confident in Fedr's form heading into 2020 than I was for 2019.
That, my friend, is a GOOD thing! 8-B
Yep, I think he has one more top level year. Of course things need to fall in place, but like you said, it might just happen. I feel he knows it too and will find a way to win one or two.

He won't have a tie the next time around.
 

Rogfan

Semi-Pro
This forum is such an unbearable and ridiculous place for a long time now. Just troll threads after throll thread. There’s almost zero meaningful discussion happening.

The great thing today though, is Roger has been drawn to come to Sydney for ATP Cup! I had a feeling he might be coming as he’d been going to Perth for a few years now, and Brisbane before that, I thought he might want to come back to the city where he met Mirka 20 years ago!! The area (Sydney Olympic Park) and the arena are still the same!

I’m very annoyed that I wasn’t keeping a closer enough eye on the event, as a result I missed the ticket presale registration. I just have to be ready on Wednesday 9am when it goes to public. I hope there’re still good tickets left for Roger’s sessions!
 

Zebrev

Hall of Fame
Roger can still have a strong end to the season, inspite of disappointment at Wimby and upset at USO. (I honestly prefer him losing in quarterfinals rather than in finals to Rafa, so does not bother me too much) People always forget that in recent years this is a good stretch for Rog. He has made finals or won at least one masters out Cincy, Shanghai or Paris. And the fact that Novak is out makes a huge difference. Roger can win anything between now and the end of the year, and the only thing standing in his way is Rafa, who struggles on these surfaces and is getting married soon.

If Roger can win 2 tournament in the rest of 2019, he heads into the new decade with some confidence and momentum. That will set him up for a good Australian Open and Wimbledon next year.
 

MasturB

Legend
Roger can still have a strong end to the season, inspite of disappointment at Wimby and upset at USO. (I honestly prefer him losing in quarterfinals rather than in finals to Rafa, so does not bother me too much) People always forget that in recent years this is a good stretch for Rog. He has made finals or won at least one masters out Cincy, Shanghai or Paris. And the fact that Novak is out makes a huge difference. Roger can win anything between now and the end of the year, and the only thing standing in his way is Rafa, who struggles on these surfaces and is getting married soon.

If Roger can win 2 tournament in the rest of 2019, he heads into the new decade with some confidence and momentum. That will set him up for a good Australian Open and Wimbledon next year.
Roger is still an amazing Best of 3 player.

Best of 5 is where age has started to show a bit.
 

icedevil0289

G.O.A.T.
Say what you will, but dang, those are some big names. Even though the 'names' are obviously lop-sided,Team World could keep this close considering the forms/health of Z, Thiem, Fog, and Tsits (tho Tsits did well in recent Davis Cup matches). That's 4 of 6 in Team Europe being iffy coming into LC :eek:.

still who is recruiting for team "world" because its just canada, america, and australia. I know jmac said he went to approach felix and was almost left without words or well that is what he said when felix/his team said they wanted to play another tournament so I'm guessing the captains have a role, in which case I don't see jmac looking very far in terms of countries.
 

Rabin

Semi-Pro

Great interview with Fed, seems very relaxed and looking forward to LC. Says he's still feeling the back a little bit, which surprised him since he thought it would be a one/two day thing. But not worried for the weekend/being able to play.
 
What do you think about his chances at WTF?
On indoors it is always high. But he has not one in like 7 or 8 years I think. Djoker will be there despite the injury "rumors" and he will be the favorite. That being said, I think he would take Rafa and has a shot against Djoker. Unlike in years past where he lost to Goffin and Zverev? I think he has a good shot.

See him in the finals this time around, but from there it depend on a lot.

Roger is still an amazing Best of 3 player.

Best of 5 is where age has started to show a bit.
Maybe, but he has the same issues in masters as well, and even 500's. I think it is more of a "waking up on the right side of the bed." If he wakes up on the right side of the bed he is the favorite in most cases. If not, anyone can beat him as we have seen.

His age will make these days more common. That is why he can win a slam if he has like 2 of these in early rounds. But like USO, he had a third one in the QF's, so it just depends.
 
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