Nothing demonstrates Federer's longevity better than...

#4
I detect a little gray. I wonder if Roger colors his hair? Definitely possible.
It is certainly possible, I'm just around Fed's age and I have more grey than he does, although much less than Gonzo.

Gonzo really does look 50+, or has Fed just warped our perceptions? Is that what 38 used to look like before Fed turned into a vampire?

Gonzo's gained a ton of weight, that's not helping.
 
#16
He looks older than 38. He looks like he hasn't kept himself in shape.
Tennis is a killer activity when it comes to skin and hair. 9/10 players that I know look much older than their years. All that sunlight in my opinion. Someone like Federer has always been more careful about his grooming but when you compare him today to just a few years back the difference is still a little jarring. Not Gonzo jarring, relative to himself jarring.
 
#19
Tennis is a killer activity when it comes to skin and hair. 9/10 players that I know look much older than their years. All that sunlight in my opinion. Someone like Federer has always been more careful about his grooming but when you compare him today to just a few years back the difference is still a little jarring. Not Gonzo jarring, relative to himself jarring.
No amount of tennis is going to affect the sensitivity of your hair follicles to hormones like DHT. If you don't have the genetic predisposition of androgens to affect hair follicles, no amount of sunlight is going to do squat of damage to your hair (i.e. you'll keep a full head of hair that looks good). Jimmy Connors, Rosewall (when younger than 50) are good examples of good hair genetics. Only extremely excessive exposure to sunlight can do something negative for your hair and even then it is reversible (unlike with skin where damage is almost permanent)

Skin can indeed be damaged by sun.
 
#20
No amount of tennis is going to affect the sensitivity of your hair follicles to hormones like DHT. If you don't have the genetic predisposition of androgens to affect hair follicles, no amount of sunlight is going to do squat of damage to your hair (i.e. you'll keep a full head of hair that looks good). Jimmy Connors, Rosewall (when younger than 50) are good examples of good hair genetics. Only extremely excessive exposure to sunlight can do something negative for your hair and even then it is reversible (unlike with skin where damage is almost permanent)

Skin can indeed be damaged by sun.
Thanks. I was thinking more of UV exposure on melanin loss when I mentioned hair, resulting in early greying. Not hair loss itself. Some people look great with grey hair but it does require more maintenance because it can look brittle and/or yellowish.

Skin though is critical, I think Federer seems to have been quite regimented with his skin care and it shows when contrasted against his peers.
 
#31
Cmon it’s normal for most retired players to put on some weight.

They’re not in the grind anymore and a lifetime of living a very regimented life surely gives way to a bit of enjoyment.

I hope Roger stays fit in retirement like Edberg and daddy Federer’s genes don’t kick in lol.
 
#33
Don’t let the pictures fool you. Gonzo is at peak of his powers, since the sport just evolves constantly, and Gonzo within it. Simple as that.
Gonzo's digestive system and metabolism clearly not able to keep up with the high nutrient diets they have to currently eat now to keep up with the demands of the modern game. If this is what he's like at his peak, it was probably enough to just show up on court to beat him in 07.
 
#35
Gonzo's digestive system and metabolism clearly not able to keep up with the high nutrient diets they have to currently eat now to keep up with the demands of the modern game. If this is what he's like at his peak, it was probably enough to just show up on court to beat him in 07.
Wait til Lou sees those pictures. Rumors will start flying if those guys Fraud won 2004-07 were even real tennis players.
 
#39
Sorry folk.

When it comes to this kind of stuff no-one is going to age better than the original, Björn.

The guy ages so gracefully there's no need to even dye his hair. Perhaps some grey shampoo to get rid of the brassy tones.





How many men do you know in their 60's that can keep their hair his length?

Perhaps one secret to keeping your looks might be to call it a career early, huh?
 
#41
Something, I don't know what, tells me that you would not have had any chance against Nadal. What about Novak? Would you be letting him win any? :)
I would have let Rafa win at least one of our RG battles and been generous enough to gift Djokovic an AO after years of me handing him defeats in the final.

New Slam Count:
Tito 57
Pete 14
Fed 1
Rafa 1
Djoker 1
 
#43
Sorry folk.

When it comes to this kind of stuff no-one is going to age better than the original, Björn.

The guy ages so gracefully there's no need to even dye his hair. Perhaps some grey shampoo to get rid of the brassy tones.





How many men do you know in their 60's that can keep their hair his length?

Perhaps one secret to keeping your looks might be to call it a career early, huh?
Can't agree more. His son Leo is a promising Swedish tennis protege, at least according to some people who have seen him.

 
#45
:laughing::laughing::laughing:
I won all of my slams after Pete retired and in the time of one-slam wonders Fedalovic - weak era champion
Lew 2.0 will find that one Djokovic slam to prove it was the highest ELO, GOAT, BOAT and Bluetooth, devaluing your 57 mug slams and Pete’s 14.

No numbers are safe from Lew 2.0 aka lewtrix.

welcome to the lewtrix... :eek:


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#46
Sorry folk.

When it comes to this kind of stuff no-one is going to age better than the original, Björn.

The guy ages so gracefully there's no need to even dye his hair. Perhaps some grey shampoo to get rid of the brassy tones.





How many men do you know in their 60's that can keep their hair his length?

Perhaps one secret to keeping your looks might be to call it a career early, huh?
I’d say Edberg has aged better than Borg
 
#47
He has always colored his hair. This is the original.
Mrs. Federer says not a "true" blonde.

Fed has no grey. Neither in the head hair nor in the beard.

He looks good, no doubt about it. I'm just saying it's possible. Having gray hair in one's 30s is not uncommon at all. Statistically speaking, there has to be a few guys on tour with gray hair. There is no shame in that, that's not what I'm saying.
 
#49
The OP's photos of Nando were cherry-picked to paint him in an unflattering looking light.

Other than the fact that he's carrying a few extra pounds, he still looks good:



He's clearly still got the face of a ''youngish'' looking man, rather than a grizzled geriatric which the OP attempted to portray him as.
 
#50
The OP's photos of Nando were cherry-picked to paint him in an unflattering looking light.

Other than the fact that he's carrying a few extra pounds, he still looks good:

He's clearly still got the face of a ''youngish'' looking man, rather than a grizzled geriatric which the OP attempted to portray him as.
He is on the senior tour, there is no cherry-picking that lol.
 
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