Is that the end of the Great Legend, Roger Federer?

#1
Did we just witness the end of the era? Did we just watch the legacy come to an end?

Being a die-hard fan of Roger, I couldn't handle this one. But keeping emotions aside, this brings up a very important question on whether Roger is done here? He is aging, although he doesn't show it on the court I am sure the body will not take it much longer. If he couldn't make it in Wimbledon, what are the chances of him making in hardcourt? Thoughts?

Kevin played well, I hope he beats the next opponent too.....God...I am devastated!!
 
#2
Did we just witness the end of the era? Did we just watch the legacy come to an end?

Being a die-hard fan of Roger, I couldn't handle this one. But keeping emotions aside, this brings up a very important question on whether Roger is done here? He is aging, although he doesn't show it on the court I am sure the body will not take it much longer. If he couldn't make it in Wimbledon, what are the chances of him making in hardcourt? Thoughts?

Kevin played well, I hope he beats the next opponent too.....God...I am devastated!!
Yes
He has 20 slams and I think next year will be it
He has not even won the uso in 10 yrs

He could do well at uso if he gets another cake walk draw
 

jimjam

Professional
#5
IMO it's close to the end. He has a chance at the US Open as he's still good enough to win a slam, but his number of "off" days are increasing to the point where it's statistically unlikely to make it through an entire tournament without having one.

I suspect we're about a year away from a massive drop-off which is visible to everyone.

Hope I'm wrong of course.
 
#13
Did we just witness the end of the era? Did we just watch the legacy come to an end?

Being a die-hard fan of Roger, I couldn't handle this one. But keeping emotions aside, this brings up a very important question on whether Roger is done here? He is aging, although he doesn't show it on the court I am sure the body will not take it much longer. If he couldn't make it in Wimbledon, what are the chances of him making in hardcourt? Thoughts?

Kevin played well, I hope he beats the next opponent too.....God...I am devastated!!
He went slam-less for 5 years. At least give him 12 months of results from now for goodness sake.
 
#14
I hope you are right this time too; and I hope he defies all the logic around age etc...but again he already indicated his desire to retire by 40.
I mean eventually he'll be done. I'll eat my crow for being wrong about today - I did think it was over at 2-0 (but I mean so did most everyone else).

Just a day where it didn't go his way. But at least matches like AO 2017 / 2018 final did go his way. Can't complain too much.
 
#15
IMO it's close to the end. He has a chance at the US Open as he's still good enough to win a slam, but his number of "off" days are increasing to the point where it's statistically unlikely to make it through an entire tournament without having one.

I suspect we're about a year away from a massive drop-off which is visible to everyone.

Hope I'm wrong of course.
But it’s been that way for years really. Then the stars aligned 3 freakin’ times!!!
 
#16
IMO it's close to the end. He has a chance at the US Open as he's still good enough to win a slam, but his number of "off" days are increasing to the point where it's statistically unlikely to make it through an entire tournament without having one.

I suspect we're about a year away from a massive drop-off which is visible to everyone.

Hope I'm wrong of course.
I think this is pretty spot on.

I’m just thankful to have witnessed some of his great moments. Started watching him on TV during the AO 2006 final when I was 10 years old.
 
#17
Of course not. People has said this since 2012...
He was 31 years old, not 37. I can count on one hand the number of players who even played at this age. He's the only player in the last 40 years who remained relevant after 35.

That's also why I laugh at people who think Nadal still has another 3 FO titles in him. He could very well win 1 or no more. Remember Fed won Wimbledon without losing a set last year.
 
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#19
Why? Is just a sport man. Fed didn't get physically hurt or anything, and he's still an arrogant millionaire.

Its not like Travis Pastrana failing his Evel Knievel jump or anything.
Are you a Roger-Hater?? 'arrogant Millionnaire' :D

And for feeling something, you don't look up a menu - you just feel it...
 
#24
Are you a Roger-Hater?? 'arrogant Millionnaire' :D

And for feeling something, you don't look up a menu - you just feel it...
Well, I'm not hating, but these are all spoiled brats that grew up and made a lot of money playing tennis. He's just another rich kid who had talent and his parents gave him an opportunity to play tennis. Its time for him to lose and move on already to make room for the other spoiled kids to take his spot, just like Anderson.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
#29
Roger will be back. He's the proverbial boomerang of tennis. It's not the first time he's lost in the Wimbledon quarters after winning the first 2 sets (anyone remember Tsonga in 2011?) The following year, Roger just swept back to reclaim the title. Who would bet against him doing the same thing next year? I wouldn't.
 
#30
Roger will be back. He's the proverbial boomerang of tennis. It's not the first time he's lost in the Wimbledon quarters after winning the first 2 sets (anyone remember Tsonga in 2011?) The following year, Roger just swept back to reclaim the title. Who would bet against him doing the same thing next year? I wouldn't.
I wouldn't bet either way :D
Tsonga entered an unplayable zone in 2011, literally taking the match out of Fed's hands. I think Fed had this one in hand when he held match point and had a very makeable backhand pass. I don't think he was really outplayed as such.
 
#31
Federer will still make QF or SF in all future Slams which is still good and still keeps him in the top 10. With some lucky draw, he could win another Slam or 2. But it's definitely no surprise to anyone that Federer 2018 did not play anywhere near as good as Federer 2017.
 

AndyM

Hall of Fame
#34
Finally I hope so in fact I'm watching him on replay truck away his match point in the third-set who knew 3 hours later he would lose
 
#36
the end of this particular resurgence/dominance...

fed could still win 2-3 slams in the next 4 years..but I think the days of fed winning multiple slams are gone (i.e. like last year). its not that he doesn't have the ability...just don't know if he has the drive required to practice the reps in training to have the required consistency.

he's too hot'ncold these days.
 
#38
Did we just witness the end of the era? Did we just watch the legacy come to an end?

Being a die-hard fan of Roger, I couldn't handle this one. But keeping emotions aside, this brings up a very important question on whether Roger is done here? He is aging, although he doesn't show it on the court I am sure the body will not take it much longer. If he couldn't make it in Wimbledon, what are the chances of him making in hardcourt? Thoughts?

Kevin played well, I hope he beats the next opponent too.....God...I am devastated!!
Not really.

I'm not sure if Federer ever lost a match leading 2-0 but this same pattern of loss even in his peak
-- He has issue of losing 5 setters to great players like Safin, Del Potro and Nadal.

Difference this time is losing 2-0 lead and Anderson, I think?

It's just that it's not going to be as easy as last 1.5 year for Roger from now.
Rafa is recovering on grass.
Djokovic is in process.
Maybe Wawrinka and Murray soon.
 
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#39
Don't make big drama out of this, when Roger will start to lose 1st/2nd rounds in tournaments then it could be his time to retire. Not now when he is 2nd in the world
 

Rosstour

Hall of Fame
#41
It's too early to say, but I think we could finally be seeing it.

He will play next year, but beyond that...

Although, he didn't look physically spent to me, he simply choked. And he's been choking for his entire career so in a way it was nothing new. Fed is an expert at throwing away Match Points and losing the match.

Physically he looked much worse in 2016. I thought he was done then, and he won 3 more Slams and returned to #1. So I'm not going to panic until he starts to have real trouble reaching R16/QFs even outside the Slams. Then it will be time.
 

zagor

Bionic Poster
#43
Not really.

I'm not sure if Federer ever lost a match leading 2-0 but this same pattern of loss even in his peak
-- He has issue of losing 5 setters to great players like Safin, Del Potro and Nadal.

Difference this time is losing 2-0 lead and Anderson, I think?

It's just that it's not going to be as easy as last 1.5 year for Roger from now.
Rafa is recovering on grass.
Djokovic is in process.
Maybe Wawrinka and Murray soon.
No issue of losing in 5 setters against great player like Sampras and Agassi though.

Just be grateful he isn't playing as well as he was last year otherwise you'd still be in tears.

BTW. he won 2017 AO by beating 4 top 10 player and playing 3 five setters. That isn't a definition of easy for anyone but deluded, fanatical worshippers like yourself.
 
#44
I wrote off both Federer as well as Nadal about 3 years ago. Not going to make that same mistake again.

Here we are in 2018 and they've both split the last 6 grand slams. Let that sink in ... the last 6 grand slam tournaments! There's something very unnatural about these 2 guys and I feel sorry for the rest of the field :mad: Until they announce their retirement, they'll be slam contenders.
 
#45
Of course not. People has said this since 2012...
The Uniqlo contract makes it nearly certain he'll play at least until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Every time Fed loses in a slam, we have to wade through the endless panic posts: "IS IT THE END!?"

If the OP would read Roger's pressers and interviews, they would see he's not retiring any time soon, barring a career-ending injury. His slam winning days may well be over, be he will soldier on at least until 2020. He still loves tennis and the tennis life and he's not retiring because of this Anderson loss. After a few days, he'll shrug it off, take a vacation and start training again on HC's.
 
#46
He is just trolling. He is a member of massage-girl-gang I believe.
Just like "Eye Test." These Trolls are too stupid to realize when they start every single post, "as a die-hard fan of Roger..." they doth protest too much. Real Fed fans don't have to endlessly announce it. It's sort of pathetic the way they think they fool anyone. How desperate for attention some people are. :rolleyes:
 

alexio88

Professional
#47
It's not the first time he's lost in the Wimbledon quarters after winning the first 2 sets (anyone remember Tsonga in 2011?).
if it was happen before doesn't mean it will be on repeat again and again endlessly ..i doubt he will win at almost 38 next year//so i would bet;)
 
#50
Roger will be back. He's the proverbial boomerang of tennis. It's not the first time he's lost in the Wimbledon quarters after winning the first 2 sets (anyone remember Tsonga in 2011?) The following year, Roger just swept back to reclaim the title. Who would bet against him doing the same thing next year? I wouldn't.
With Novak returning to form, Nadal finding some green magic & the big hitters Fed struggles with peaking I fear for him.
 
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