Poll: Would post-surgery 35 yo Federer be able to comeback from 2 sets down in RG final ?

Chances for post-surgery 35 yo Federer to comeback from 2 sets down in RG final ?


  • Total voters
    25

terribleIVAN

Hall of Fame
Rafa did the impossible at 35 on his worst surface: comeback from 2 sets down against the 10 year younger, current best/co-best hard court specialist while still feeling his foot injury.

Novak of course achieved a similar victory last year vs Tsitsipas, but he was 34 and with no injury.

Could Roggie have made a similar exploit on his worst surface and under similar circumstances ?

What chances to succeed would you give him ?
 

aman92

Hall of Fame
Rafa did the impossible at 35 on his worst surface: comeback from 2 sets down against the 10 year younger, current best/co-best hard court specialist while still feeling his foot injury.

Novak of course achieved a similar victory last year vs Tsitsipas, but he was 34 and with no injury.

Could Roggie have made a similar exploit on his worst surface and under similar circumstances ?

What chances to succeed would you give him ?
No because Rafa and Novak are better than Roger on their respective worst surfaces.
 
For me your question should me more specific. It vary depends who is he facing- If it was Novak or Rafa absolutely no chance,if it was other player-maybe
 

Yugram

Legend
Maybe against Musetti or some other useless creature he could. But fair comparison to 2022 HC Medvedev would be 2019 Clay Thiem.

0% chance
 

Moon Shooter

Professional
You even forgot to mention the tummy ache! Could fed do this with an ouchie foot and a tummy ache like Nadal had against shapavalov?
 

spottishwood

Hall of Fame
Apart from Djokovic and Rafa, I don't see anyone capable of beating 2017 Fed even on clay. Remember Domi had to come from MPs down to beat fed in 2019 Madrid.
 

Nole_King

Professional
Maybe against Musetti or some other useless creature he could. But fair comparison to 2022 HC Medvedev would be 2019 Clay Thiem.

0% chance
What I learnt from some Rafa fans in past week is that nothing is certain. Djokovic playing at AO would not have made a difference even though he would have been a favorite. So how do you come to a certain conclusion here?
 

Backspin1183

Talk Tennis Guru
Depends a lot more on his opponent here imo. If he started playing better and the opponent does nothing to stop his momentum, it's very possible like it happened with Nadal against Medvedev in the AO final.
 
I don't know if he'd have the perseverance to make a comeback at RG like Rafa did here, just because Roger seemed to have somewhat given up on clay later in his career and was less determined to win there. But you never know though if his opponent got tight and gave up the momentum.
 

ForehandRF

Hall of Fame
Against the youngsters he probably would and I am including even Thiem here.I don't see him going down 0-2 against them though but you never know.I mean, even 2019 Fed was pretty good, good enough to win the title without Rafa in his path :D
 
Rafa did the impossible at 35 on his worst surface: comeback from 2 sets down against the 10 year younger, current best/co-best hard court specialist while still feeling his foot injury.

Novak of course achieved a similar victory last year vs Tsitsipas, but he was 34 and with no injury.

Could Roggie have made a similar exploit on his worst surface and under similar circumstances ?

What chances to succeed would you give him ?
Nadal was 34 when he won AO 2022. His DOB Jun 03, 1986
 
Rafa did the impossible at 35 on his worst surface: comeback from 2 sets down against the 10 year younger, current best/co-best hard court specialist while still feeling his foot injury.

Novak of course achieved a similar victory last year vs Tsitsipas, but he was 34 and with no injury.

Could Roggie have made a similar exploit on his worst surface and under similar circumstances ?

What chances to succeed would you give him ?
Nadal was 34 when he won AO 2022 on Jan 30, 2022. His DOB Jun 03, 1986
 
his worst surface and he said that ever since first knee surgery clay is actually more difficult for him. maybe on grass or HC but very low chance on clay, next to impossible...so i gave 10%
 

MasturB

Legend
Maybe against Musetti or some other useless creature he could. But fair comparison to 2022 HC Medvedev would be 2019 Clay Thiem.

0% chance
He lost to Tim in Madrid in 3. Won first set and should have won the tiebreak.

Tim would have eventually folded mentally if they played at RG. Fred crafty play would have made dom just hit all these UE.
 

MS_07

Semi-Pro
Rafa did the impossible at 35 on his worst surface: comeback from 2 sets down against the 10 year younger, current best/co-best hard court specialist while still feeling his foot injury.

Novak of course achieved a similar victory last year vs Tsitsipas, but he was 34 and with no injury.

Could Roggie have made a similar exploit on his worst surface and under similar circumstances ?

What chances to succeed would you give him ?

opposition is not mentioned.
against this Med? --> yes most definitely

guys had no clue where to hit after 2nd set. he has no power game.
he's just another version of novaxx pusher jokerovic
 

abmk

Bionic Poster
He lost to Tim in Madrid in 3. Won first set and should have won the tiebreak.

Tim would have eventually folded mentally if they played at RG. Fred crafty play would have made dom just hit all these UE.
especially in a final ,there's a good chance Tim folds/plays below par.
If before the final, Tim has the edge in RG 2019. But final? could go either way.
 

Old Gregg

Rookie
Would a post surgery Rafa be able to comeback after 6 months and win AO, the Sunshine Dbl, and Wimby?

That is the real question.
 

Bobby Jr

G.O.A.T.
How do you figure hard courts are his worst surface when he had 5 majors on it vs only 2 on grass? As well as tons of other hard court titles.

Federer won three five-set matches in his last four matches at the 2017 Aussie Open, also beating four top 10 seeds (the first person to do so since Wilander at the 1982 French Open) at age 35 after playing no tournaments since Wimbledon six months earlier.
Rafa did the impossible at 35 on his worst surface: comeback from 2 sets down against the 10 year younger, current best/co-best hard court specialist while still feeling his foot injury.

Novak of course achieved a similar victory last year vs Tsitsipas, but he was 34 and with no injury.

Could Roggie have made a similar exploit on his worst surface and under similar circumstances ?
 
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