Federer loses a match in non-slam event, or even struggled in his win, the sky is falling. Roddick won a tournament with Connors, and getting close in one match against Federer, he is going to challenge Federer. Nadal got to Wimbledon finals two years in a row, he is going to take over No. 1 from Federer. Another player gets on a hot streak, he is going to be this and that. Another player struggles for various reasons, he is going to fall off the tour. These are typical postings on this board. Get a clue. Many of your claims in the last few years haven't come to fruition. Federer is still on top, the rest of them are still chasing. Federer will fall eventually, not because what you said, but because of natural aging process of a player. Federer spoiled so many people in the last a few years. He is doing better at this point this year than he did in both 2004 and 2005 in slams.