Federer Will Win Wimbledon If...

arvind13

Professional
Federer needs to go all in for this year Wimbledon. Realistically speaking this is his last chance for Slam I guess.He is not winning US Open I think and nobody knows in what form he will be 2019.
I think his focus should be on us open rather than wimbledon. I don't get why people are soooooo fixated on wimbledon. He already has the record there. 8 slams. US open on the other hand he is tied with sampras. if he wins one more us open and becomes the sole record holder for us open, and that too 10 years after he won his last one its much bigger than a 9th wimbledon
 

TheNatural

G.O.A.T.
Fed is a chance if he gets another couple of byes vs injured/retiring opponents like he got last year at Wimbledon in the first round and the final.
 

Steve0904

Talk Tennis Guru
Federer needs to go all in for this year Wimbledon. Realistically speaking this is his last chance for Slam I guess.He is not winning US Open I think and nobody knows in what form he will be 2019.
Who says he won't win USO? He'll be on the short list of favourites there, just as he is at Wimbledon.
 

zagor

Bionic Poster
Who says he won't win USO? He'll be on the short list of favourites there, just as he is at Wimbledon.
He'll be on the short list of favourites because the field sucks. That doesn't make him a plausible winner unless he gets a very easy draw which he never does at slams. It's a bit like Zverev being the 5th favourite for WImbledon, we know he isn't actually winning the title.

Slowest HC slam in history, last slam of the season and 37 year old Fed, hard to see him overcoming all of that.
 

Steve0904

Talk Tennis Guru
He'll be on the short list of favourites because the field sucks. That doesn't make him a plausible winner unless he gets a very easy draw which he never does at slams. It's a bit like Zverev being the 5th favourite for WImbledon, we know he isn't actually winning the title.

Slowest HC slam in history, last slam of the season and 37 year old Fed, hard to see him overcoming all of that.
There's my point in a nutshell.
 

Steve0904

Talk Tennis Guru
Right, but my point is that being on the favourites list doesn't automatically mean you have even a semi-decent chance of winning. Too many factors go against Fed at USO right now.
Well that's where we disagree. IMO, being on the short list of favourites means you can win if some things go right for you, which qualifies as semi decent. I think Fed winning the USO is definitely possible. I wouldn't bet on it but that's only because I don't assume Federer will win any slam at his age. It would be a mild surprise to me at most, but I wouldn't talk about how many factors he overcame to win the USO if he did win it. It's a HC slam, and so Federer will always be among the favourites with his chances to win it. At least as long as we can't see a very clear roadblock in the form of a player like Novak, or Rafa in very good form.
 

Steve0904

Talk Tennis Guru
And also, we've heard the worry wart stuff before about how it's his last chance at a slam, but we (I'm including myself there) all thought that from 2013-2016. Safe to say, none of us (again including myself) actually know what we're talking about. At this point the easiest thing to do is just assume that Federer's last chance at a slam will be the slam before he retires, which may be tomorrow, clearly, but it may also be a ways down the road. Nobody except Federer (and Mirka and his body holding up) dictates that.
 

zagor

Bionic Poster
Well that's where we disagree. IMO, being on the short list of favourites means you can win if some things go right for you, which qualifies as semi decent. I think Fed winning the USO is definitely possible. I wouldn't bet on it but that's only because I don't assume Federer will win any slam at his age. It would be a mild surprise to me at most, but I wouldn't talk about how many factors he overcame to win the USO if he did win it. It's a HC slam, and so Federer will always be among the favourites with his chances to win it. At least as long as we can't see a very clear roadblock in the form of a player like Novak, or Rafa in very good form.
Fair enough, I'd be surprised for the reasons I mentioned but I agree with you regarding his last chance at a slam thing. It should be clear by now that not only the age limit has been pushed in tennis across the board but also that Fed himself has exceptional longevity. The rules that apply to Sampras or even Agassi clearly don't apply to him, it's anyone's guess at this point when he'll stop being a slam contender.
 
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