I've been thinking about this for a little recently. Especially since all these ridiculous post keep popping up about "Federer should retire", "The Federer era is over", if Federer were to retire right this moment how many people would be happy about it. I can tell you right this moment if he were to retire immediately I think I'd be done watching tennis just like when Pete retired. It just wouldn't be interesting anymore. I wonder if this is what some of the people who start these threads want. I suppose if he did retire then the boards would be a little less pugilistic.