Is Federer good for tennis?

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Deleted member 756486

Guest
Of course he’s good for tennis.
I have a feeling that tennis will suffer a rapid decline of popularity once Fed and Rafa are gone.
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
Same good thing over and over again is not good.

And slowly answer’d Arthur from the barge:
“The old order changeth, yielding place to new,
And God fulfils himself in many ways,
Lest one good custom should corrupt the world.
Comfort thyself: what comfort is in me?
I have liv’d my life, and that which I have done
May He within himself make pure!
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
Doesn't it get boring to see the same strokes and style of play over and over again? I can almost predict how Federer is going to hit every shot.
 

Kalin

Legend
Doesn't it get boring to see the same strokes and style of play over and over again? I can almost predict how Federer is going to hit every shot.
Is it any different for other players? There was an interview poasted with Leonardo Mayer who said exactly what you said but he was actually talking about Nadal.
 

BHud

Hall of Fame
Same good thing over and over again is not good.

And slowly answer’d Arthur from the barge:
“The old order changeth, yielding place to new,
And God fulfils himself in many ways,
Lest one good custom should corrupt the world.
Comfort thyself: what comfort is in me?
I have liv’d my life, and that which I have done
May He within himself make pure!
Dominance is a thing of beauty. It will end some day...enjoy it while you can!
 

Red Rick

Talk Tennis Guru
Short term, definitely. Long term, probably too, but I don't think every single thing that happens is good for tennis
 

Simon_the_furry

Hall of Fame
Federer is good for tennis, I think.
He's a good guy with a beautiful play style. He's classy and he does charity work.
But he is not good enough to hold up the sport by himself.

I'm going to say this again and again: Tennis needs some personality. We need classy guys like Federer, Santoro, et cetera, yes. But we also need everymen like Jimmy Connors, Sam Groth, Hyeon Chung, too. And punks like McEnroe, Kyrgios, and Nastase.

Basically, no more white-bread tennis players. Look at golf. That could be tennis if we continue to get players who see themselves as athletes and not people.
 
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Elektra

Professional
It is good for Federer cult fans but not good for the sport overall if you are a fan of tennis . Tennis is going to shrink as a niche sport if they don't watch themselves. Tennis needs new personalities and new fresh faces. The fact is that there is not enough represenation to make the sport rival football, basketball and American football. You need competition to make a sport healthy. Tennis was healthier when Novak peaked around 2011 and Murray came up a year later. If you don't get new competition then the sport will falter and they will go through a bad slump once Federer does start to contemplate retriement.

The new generation should be taking over by now, the fact that Federer still remains the focus of tennis shows that there is lack of ambition and also possible favorite treatment towards certain players cause they generate tickets.

At least with Tom Brady he is in a team sport and he has opposition that is hungry for championships. Tennis is very obvious that it is elitist to the highest degree, where they only favor players who generate money then just talent.
 

EloQuent

G.O.A.T.
It is good for Federer cult fans but not good for the sport overall if you are a fan of tennis . Tennis is going to shrink as a niche sport if they don't watch themselves. Tennis needs new personalities and new fresh faces. The fact is that there is not enough represenation to make the sport rival football, basketball and American football. You need competition to make a sport healthy. Tennis was healthier when Novak peaked around 2011 and Murray came up a year later. If you don't get new competition then the sport will falter and they will go through a bad slump once Federer does start to contemplate retriement.

The new generation should be taking over by now, the fact that Federer still remains the focus of tennis shows that there is lack of ambition and also possible favorite treatment towards certain players cause they generate tickets.

At least with Tom Brady he is in a team sport and he has opposition that is hungry for championships. Tennis is very obvious that it is elitist to the highest degree, where they only favor players who generate money then just talent.
 

ibbi

Legend
Yeah, he's great for the sport because his success ensures that little kids/coaches learning to play, or teaching tennis may be inspired to not play in the same boring, by the numbers, baselining way.

Can you imagine once he's gone, and people getting into the sport don't get to see him play these tournaments, and are more influenced by this new era of single minded bores?

Every time one of these guys, a Stepanek, or Haas, or even a Feliciano or Mahut, one of these guys who learned to play tennis in a whole other time and era, calls it a day it's like a little light is going out in the tunnel of tennis. Federer is pretty much the last light, and when he goes out it's not going to be pretty. We need more kids like Shapovalov to succeed, because they're the one going to keep the spirit alive.
 

KINGROGER

G.O.A.T.
Yeah, he's great for the sport because his success ensures that little kids/coaches learning to play, or teaching tennis may be inspired to not play in the same boring, by the numbers, baselining way.

Can you imagine once he's gone, and people getting into the sport don't get to see him play these tournaments, and are more influenced by this new era of single minded bores?

Every time one of these guys, a Stepanek, or Haas, or even a Feliciano or Mahut, one of these guys who learned to play tennis in a whole other time and era, calls it a day it's like a little light is going out in the tunnel of tennis. Federer is pretty much the last light, and when he goes out it's not going to be pretty. We need more kids like Shapovalov to succeed, because they're the one going to keep the spirit alive.
Yeah the future of brainless baseline ball bashers does not look promising.
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
Well, for a start, he made you bought the $180 RF Nike Zoom Vapor 9.5 Tour Flyknit Teal/Silver Shoe.

Now the world see that the Great Sureshs is donning the RF shoes!

I think we should blame you for popularizing Federer even more.
I was wearing the FlyKnit shoe which actually made it to $135 later on clearance before Fed wore it for a post-match interview.
 

Krish872007

G.O.A.T.
Federer himself is good for tennis, obviously. He took the sport in a new direction and helped it reach new heights, ushering in an era of complete dominance and appealing to the masses. He rose to the occasion, stepped up and took the throne by beating everyone in his way.

What's not good for tennis is that this "NextGen" (the definition of which seems to change every year) is overawed by the success of a handful of elite players at the very top of the game, and have been incapable of taking us into yet another new era of tennis. They haven't been able to beat the old guard in the Slams, and may not do so on a consistent basis for another few years.

There is no problem with the same guys winning over and over again, as they have no reason not to - no one's able to beat them.
 

tenisdecente

Hall of Fame
I was wearing the FlyKnit shoe which actually made it to $135 later on clearance before Fed wore it for a post-match interview.
I am more than sure that Fed follows your Twitter/Facebook/Youtube channel, watched you wearing them and immediately asked Nike for a brand new pair. Unfortunately for him, Nike was unable to provide them signed by the great sureshs, I guess it is better than nothing ;)
 

toby55555

Hall of Fame
He is but it would be better if Nick could get his players' box to stand up on cue and help him become the new great rival.
 
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