Is Federer majoring in minors!?

Is he?


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#1
Well it's a legit question now isn't it. Since his annual Clay sabbatical last year, he is basically an owner of the Micky Mouse part of Tour winning Sttutgart Open, Basel, Dubai, Laver Cup and Hopman Cup. And if not for a revived Djokovic and beasting Zverev he would have won Cincinnati, Paris and WTF also.
While in the same period of time at the biggest scene in Slams he was defeated by Anderson, Milkman and Tsistipas people who he is beating with eyes closed in the MM Tournaments.
Now with Rafa being injured and another IW title on the horizon, this pops up as legit question, tbh..
 
#3
Well it's a legit question now isn't it. Since his annual Clay sabbatical last year, he is basically an owner of the Micky Mouse part of Tour winning Sttutgart Open, Basel, Dubai, Laver Cup and Hopman Cup. And if not for a revived Djokovic and beasting Zverev he would have won Cincinnati, Paris and WTF also.
While in the same period of time at the biggest scene in Slams he was defeated by Anderson, Milkman and Tsistipas people who he is beating with eyes closed in the MM Tournaments.
Now with Rafa being injured and another IW title on the horizon, this pops up as legit question, tbh..
Yeah atleast he's not faking injuries!
 
#5
Well it's a legit question now isn't it. Since his annual Clay sabbatical last year, he is basically an owner of the Micky Mouse part of Tour winning Sttutgart Open, Basel, Dubai, Laver Cup and Hopman Cup. And if not for a revived Djokovic and beasting Zverev he would have won Cincinnati, Paris and WTF also.
While in the same period of time at the biggest scene in Slams he was defeated by Anderson, Milkman and Tsistipas people who he is beating with eyes closed in the MM Tournaments.
Now with Rafa being injured and another IW title on the horizon, this pops up as legit question, tbh..
I saw Fed in Cincy and he was at his worst
 

Hitman

Bionic Poster
#8
Well it's a legit question now isn't it. Since his annual Clay sabbatical last year, he is basically an owner of the Micky Mouse part of Tour winning Sttutgart Open, Basel, Dubai, Laver Cup and Hopman Cup. And if not for a revived Djokovic and beasting Zverev he would have won Cincinnati, Paris and WTF also.
While in the same period of time at the biggest scene in Slams he was defeated by Anderson, Milkman and Tsistipas people who he is beating with eyes closed in the MM Tournaments.
Now with Rafa being injured and another IW title on the horizon, this pops up as legit question, tbh..

Like he hasn't beaten a healthy Rafa at IW twice before....
 
#12
It seems to me that Federer puts a lot of pressure on himself to win Slams. I believe that he prefers playing when there is no such pressure.
Well he is still quite able to dominate the smaller tournaments, without the question, but at the Slams he have been underperforming constantly. The FO is just around the corner. So let's see if this trend continues.
 

ABCD

Hall of Fame
#13
Well he is still quite able to dominate the smaller tournaments, without the question, but at the Slams has been constantly underperforming. The FO is just around the corner. So let's see if this trend continues.
For him, it will be important not to be in Djokovic's section. I think that makes him more vulnerable to losing in earlier matches. I am always disappointed when they are on collision course and don't end up playing each other.
 
#15
For him, it will be important not to be in Djokovic's section. I think that makes him more vulnerable to losing in earlier matches. I am always disappointed when they are on collision course and don't end up playing each other.
Yes, ducking Djokovic could be one of the reasons for his loses at Wimbledon and USO, but how do you explain the Tsistipas loss at the AO.
 

ABCD

Hall of Fame
#28
Yes, the 20-time Major champion is majoring in minors. I thought that was obvious. We don't need a thread for it.
He won majority of those in the absence Djokovic, Nadal and Murray and this is discussion about now. If you still claim that you are Jennifer Shrader Lawrence, an American actress born August 15, 1990, I claim that you are not and I am happy to have a bet with you.
 
#32
Yes, the 20-time Major champion is majoring in minors. I thought that was obvious. We don't need a thread for it.
Agreed.
Have never liked Fed or Nadal, but he still needs rankings points to keep a high seeding as well.
So in that sense he is still putting himself in a position to win the Slams.
And the 2018 AO was barely over 12 months ago, if my calendar is correct.
 

Zhilady

Professional
#33
He won majority of those in the absence Djokovic, Nadal and Murray
Nonsense. He won 16 of his Slams in the presence of all of those players.

and this is discussion about now.
Federer is a 20-time Major champion even now.

If you still claim that you are Jennifer Shrader Lawrence, an American actress born August 15, 1990, I claim that you are not and I am happy to have a bet with you.
Sure, draw up a contract and send it over to me.
 

Hitman

Bionic Poster
#36
Well he is still quite able to dominate the smaller tournaments, without the question, but at the Slams he have been underperforming constantly. The FO is just around the corner. So let's see if this trend continues.
He won one of the last four slams he participated in, that is hardly under performing constantly. You would have had a case if he had been about five to six slams straight he failed to get to the semis or higher, but he started this year as the AO champion. You can say that his recent results of the past few months in slams haven't been as good as we saw in the past, but constantly is strange word to use to the guy who was the defending AO champion.
 

Zhilady

Professional
#38
Excellent. I will 1) contact TTW administration now about mediation in this bet, 2) My solicitor will draft the contract and I will 3) get back to you. Best regards.
Not sure why TTW administration needs to mediate anything. Their business is selling Tennis gear, not mediating online bets.
 

ABCD

Hall of Fame
#40
Not sure why TTW administration needs to mediate anything. Their business is selling Tennis gear, not mediating online bets.
They need to get your permission to reveal what they have about you to me. As we have an oral contract now, I can probably do even without your permission, but it would be easier and quicker if you give it. 20K USD is good money for me, so I am ready to make an effort to take it.
 

Zhilady

Professional
#41
They need to get your permission to reveal what they have about you. That is the last bit we need for the bet.
I’m not giving them permission to do anything. Also, it’s not like you can’t use fake emails and names to create online accounts. I’m a popular actress whose pictures and videos have been hacked in the past. You seriously think I’ll be using my real information to create online accounts on message boards?
 

ABCD

Hall of Fame
#42
I’m not giving them permission to do anything. Also, it’s not like you can’t use fake emails and names to create online accounts. I’m a popular actress whose pictures and videos have been hacked in the past. You seriously think I’ll be using my real information to create online accounts on message boards?
I will contact Jennifer Lawrence administration about this bet. Accidentally, I know some people in that business so they will help me to get her response. When I get information from her, I will get back to you. I saved this thread, so no worries if it is deleted.
 

Zhilady

Professional
#43
I will contact Jennifer Lawrence administration about this bet. Accidentally, I know some people in that business so they will help me to get her response. When I get information from her, I will get back to you. I saved this thread, so no worries if it is deleted.
You’re full of crap. It looks like you’re trying to weasel out of the bet by making up wild stories and childish excuses. Why not just send me the contract with your signature on it?
 

ABCD

Hall of Fame
#44
It looks like you’re trying to weasel out of the bet by making up wild stories and childish excuses. Why not just send me the contract with your signature on it?
Because we now already have oral contract; nothing else is required. Bet is on; you don't need to sign anything. Give permission to TTW to reveal what they have about you and we can get it over quickly.
 
#45
This thread leaves a really bad taste specially when Nadal is trying to fake an injury to create an excuse if he loses to federer. Wish he showed some sportsmanship.
Too bad Federer faked an injury against Raonic at Wimbledon 2016, Zverev at Monreal 2017 and Delpo at US Open 2017 to have an excuse for his losses. Hope he showed some sportmanship.
 
#47
Because we now already have oral contract; nothing else is required
. Bet is on; you don't need to sign anything.
I can only express my absolute disgust that “people” like you are even allowed to post their poison - anywhere, not just here. This is plain wrong and there should be a minimum moral and ethical requirement for all posters. You constantly fail to even approach them enough to actually see them, let alone meet them. Hopefully it gets handled.
 
#48
Too bad Federer faked an injury against Raonic at Wimbledon 2016, Zverev at Monreal 2017 and Delpo at US Open 2017 to have an excuse for his losses. Hope he showed some sportmanship.
Lol. How about couple more examples? And compare with Nadal whose knee flares up everytime he craps in his pants.
 

ABCD

Hall of Fame
#49
I can only express my absolute disgust that “people” like you are even allowed to post their poison - anywhere, not just here. This is plain wrong and there should be a minimum moral and ethical requirement for all posters. You constantly fail to even approach them enough to actually see them, let alone meet them. Hopefully it gets handled.
Please, elaborate on that. What is wrong in your opinion?
 
#50
I can only express my absolute disgust that “people” like you are even allowed to post their poison - anywhere, not just here. This is plain wrong and there should be a minimum moral and ethical requirement for all posters. You constantly fail to even approach them enough to actually see them, let alone meet them. Hopefully it gets handled.
What is wrong with him though? He did not insult Zhilady. He (very politely) asked Zhilady whether she wants to bet 20.000 dollars that she is not Jennifer Lawrence. Zhilady accepted and explicitly said that that amount of money for the bet is perfectly fine. But when ABCD asked for her permission to obtain her data from TTW members, she suddenly started to get defensive. ABCD has not been inmoral at all, since he is not the one who is not doing what he compromised to.
 
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