Roger Federer’s Future (Poll)

What will Roger Federer do?

  • Have a break and get back to winning Slemz

    Votes: 19 23.5%
  • Have a break and win Masters again, but nothing more

    Votes: 16 19.8%
  • Drop out of top 10 in 2020

    Votes: 20 24.7%
  • Become a doubles specialist

    Votes: 6 7.4%
  • Retire from tennis and live out the rest of his days with a model

    Votes: 20 24.7%

  • Total voters
    81

Yugram

Hall of Fame
Roger Federer has been one of my favorite players for a while now, but nobody knows what he may decide to do.
 

megamind

Hall of Fame
I can see him dropping out of the top 20, but then going onto win one more slam, right after Nadal equals his record, and then retiring
 
Shouldn't have stopped after Basel. One of the setbacks of being old and trying to stay in form and be rested at the same time. For now, try to put Berrettini away easily in case by some miracle this comes down to a tie. Any further than that is business as usual. Get some rest and recharge the batteries. Enjoy the holidays. Forget about tennis for a little while. Then, focus on AO/Wimbledon and stay healthy.
 

James P

Hall of Fame
I don't think he'll drop out of the top 10 next year. He will drop out of the top 5, though, imo.
 

MeatTornado

Legend
Shouldn't have stopped after Basel. One of the setbacks of being old and trying to stay in form and be rested at the same time. For now, try to put Berrettini away easily in case by some miracle this comes down to a tie. Any further than that is business as usual. Get some rest and recharge the batteries. Enjoy the holidays. Forget about tennis for a little while. Then, focus on AO/Wimbledon and stay healthy.
He played a good Paris last year and dropped his opening round of London to Nishikori in straight sets. A guy he had beaten easily in that very Paris tournament 2 weeks earlier.
 
He played a good Paris last year and dropped his opening round of London to Nishikori in straight sets. A guy he had beaten easily in that very Paris tournament 2 weeks earlier.
Different situation. He was lucky to win Basel last year. He played terrible in spurts and had to work hard. He coasted this time and didn't have much time on the court. He never looked that good last year in Basel or Paris imo.
 

MeatTornado

Legend
Different situation. He was lucky to win Basel last year. He played terrible in spurts and had to work hard. He coasted this time and didn't have much time on the court. He never looked that good last year in Basel or Paris imo.
He definitely looked good in Paris last year. He was still playing through his hand issue at the time, so his forehands weren't what you'd want. But his matches against Fog & Kei were clinical, and the Novak SF was one of the top 5 matches of the year.
 
He definitely looked good in Paris last year. He was still playing through his hand issue at the time, so his forehands weren't what you'd want. But his matches against Fog & Kei were clinical, and the Novak SF was one of the top 5 matches of the year.
He played well in Paris last year. It was much better than Basel. I just feel like this time he took some time off that maybe he thought he needed that he didn't. He sort of messed up his rhythm imo. He could've played a couple of matches like Nadal did and pulled out. He was striking the ball much better in Basel despite what some of these fools around here say about Basel and the competition. Today, his timing was off and he didn't want to move his feet into position for shots.
 

MeatTornado

Legend
He played well in Paris last year. It was much better than Basel. I just feel like this time he took some time off that maybe he thought he needed that he didn't. He sort of messed up his rhythm imo. He could've played a couple of matches like Nadal did and pulled out. He was striking the ball much better in Basel despite what some of these fools around here say about Basel and the competition. Today, his timing was off and he didn't want to move his feet into position for shots.
I think people are always quick to use that as an excuse but ignore how often it happens even when he does play back-to-back tournaments at his age without a break.

He played a good IW all the way to the final this year but played one of his worst matches of the year to open Miami against Albot. He won Halle but the sky was falling when he dropped the opening set of Wimbledon.

His form can drop day to day, even set to set. There's no guarantee that playing consecutive tournaments will keep any rhythm. I'd rather he just take the rest when he can than overplay in the hopes of maintaining form that can evaporate at any moment anyway.
 

EllieK

Professional
I cant pick an answer to this question. Roger is like Jason in the movies. You think you killed him and he comes back. The only one I don't see him doing is living with a model. I genuinely think he loves his family. He knows he couldn't have stayed on the tour without Mirka and she would make out like a bandit if they separated, that's for sure. $$$$$$
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
With one 5-7 5-7 loss to the Vienna champion all the shovels are out to bury fedr in the typical TTW fashion.

To make SFs he will need to upset Joe Kovic and beat @tennis_pro OR rest his chances on t_p beating Li’l Thiemmie more convincingly than 7-5 7-5. Both are possible.

As to 2020, an early exit won’t doom him. The Nadal has proven what happens at London stays at London for a decade. I’m sure he’ll be a factor at every slam and the Olympics.
 

Cupcake

Rookie
Retire from tennis and live out the rest of his days with a model
How little you think of Roger to come up with this superficial choice. He isn't my favorite player, but I respect him. He is not shallow. When he retires it won't be with some walk-on bimbo, it will be with Mirka and his 4 lovely children.
 
I think people are always quick to use that as an excuse but ignore how often it happens even when he does play back-to-back tournaments at his age without a break.

He played a good IW all the way to the final this year but played one of his worst matches of the year to open Miami against Albot. He won Halle but the sky was falling when he dropped the opening set of Wimbledon.

His form can drop day to day, even set to set. There's no guarantee that playing consecutive tournaments will keep any rhythm. I'd rather he just take the rest when he can than overplay in the hopes of maintaining form that can evaporate at any moment anyway.
He won Miami and was in a position to win Wimbledon. Playing back to back benefited him. Same goes for Dubai up to the IW run. He started shaky in Dubai playing 3 setters the first couple of matches before finding his form in the latter stages of the tournament. His best results were playing back to back tournaments.
 

MeatTornado

Legend
He won Miami and was in a position to win Wimbledon. Playing back to back benefited him. Same goes for Dubai up to the IW run. He started shaky in Dubai playing 3 setters the first couple of matches before finding his form in the latter stages of the tournament. His best results were playing back to back tournaments.
And he could still win this tournament after a brutal start like he had in Miami, and then you won't be complaining about rest ruining his chances here.

He's won tournaments after breaks. And he's looked bad in consecutive weeks too. There's not a huge correlation here.

In 2017 he skipped the entire clay season and lost his first match back in Stuttgart. In 2018 he had even more time off and a lot of people here consider Stuttgart to be the best tennis he played that season.
 

racquetreligion

Hall of Fame
He is the Gatekeeper atm, he took up Ferrer`s previous vacated position
however will make more moneys because he doesnt play monotone as David did

A few younger gens have been trying for the position of gatekeepers like
D Goblin, D Schwartzgnome and A Zev but Fed takes the cake atm
 
And he could still win this tournament after a brutal start like he had in Miami, and then you won't be complaining about rest ruining his chances here.

He's won tournaments after breaks. And he's looked bad in consecutive weeks too. There's not a huge correlation here.

In 2017 he skipped the entire clay season and lost his first match back in Stuttgart. In 2018 he had even more time off and a lot of people here consider Stuttgart to be the best tennis he played that season.
It's been the pattern for him this year. I'm not saying it pertains to other years. Shutting down that old engine and getting it going again isn't as easy as it used to be. He didn't play a lot after Wimbledon. Early exits all over the place and maybe 5 hours on court to win Basel. His first match there no one was impressed. I wasn't. He played into form. I didn't like seeing him just shut it down after playing so well and barely breaking a sweat. You don't have the luxury of playing into form at the WTF when you are playing top ranked players from the git go. It's not like other tournaments. Need to be sharp from the start.
 

donquijote

Legend
Federer is not going anywhere until he gets permanently injured or incapable of beating a Top 20 opponent. The latter is not likely happening until the former happens. I predict he will be playing until he is 42.
 

Tennisbg

Rookie
Federer is stubborn, if he didn't posses this ... quality he wouldn't have won so much slams. He will take the losses now but he is already thinking about the slams.
 

Gary Duane

G.O.A.T.
With one 5-7 5-7 loss to the Vienna champion all the shovels are out to bury fedr in the typical TTW fashion.

To make SFs he will need to upset Joe Kovic and beat @tennis_pro OR rest his chances on t_p beating Li’l Thiemmie more convincingly than 7-5 7-5. Both are possible.

As to 2020, an early exit won’t doom him. The Nadal has proven what happens at London stays at London for a decade. I’m sure he’ll be a factor at every slam and the Olympics.
I like your optimism, but I don't like what is happening to his return game. It can't fall much more without him falling more in the rankings. Return stats are actually currently higher than last year on HC, but those have to stay up in 2020 and I can't see that happening when he continues to skip events because he does not get enough match play to keep away the rust.
 

Yugram

Hall of Fame
The question is, should we already exclude clay from Thiem-Federer H2H, or shall we wait until it’s 2-10 and then exclude clay? :unsure:
 
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