Some Peak Fed Gems

NatF

Bionic Poster
Fed celebration thread (with beautiful tennis I admit) but nothing to commemorate PETE from a Sampras fan?
Sad.
The Fed thread got hijacked, the Pete thread would never even get off the ground. I think there was a Pete thread around somewhere, probably got moved to former pro and then buried.
If you start one in the former pro section it will probably be alright. Just tag some Sampras fans.
 

ABCD

Hall of Fame
Unprovable, therefore untestable, therefore irrelevant.
I agree, it is indeed untestable and (consequently) irrelevant. The same apply to statement "2019 Fed lost to Tsitsipas at the AO, so he would lose probably in straights to Safin." So, why did you like that statement, but not mine? Would you agree that you are a hypocrite?
 
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Krish0608

Hall of Fame
Why is it that the peak Federer always plays against some tier-2 players? Gainst Nadal and Djokovic fails to deliver, no?
Arnaud Clement has beaten the "giants" Djokovic and Nadal too lol. He has beaten Murray too. That too when he was way past his prime. He has beaten Agassi at the USO and is an AO finalist losing to Agassi. Sorry to burst your bubble, but many of these people you call "some tier 2 player" actually had decent careers with some impressive highlights.
 

NoleFam

G.O.A.T.
Don't forget that Djokovic was a baby here and he matured a year later because he beat Fed.Had Fed won, it would have been another weak era win because you know the story told by the obvious detractors with amazing tennis knowledge :D
Not to fall into any weak era narrative but Djokovic was 19 here so he was not even a man yet, although he was good the second half of the year. Federer destroyed Del Potro there in 2009 but lost to him in the 2009 USO final. Are we going to assume Del Potro was the same player at AO that he was at the USO? I'm not.
 

ForehandRF

Professional
Not to fall into any weak era narrative but Djokovic was 19 here so he was not even a man yet, although he was good the second half of the year. Federer destroyed Del Potro there in 2009 but lost to him in the 2009 USO final. Are we going to assume Del Potro was the same player at AO that he was at the USO? I'm not.
I understand, but many use the baby argument when Djokovic lost in that period, but when Djokovic won ( eg AO 2008) they suddenly say that is because Fed has been exposed or things like that.Fedfans can't use the age argument for post 2012 matches, but at the same time rival fanbases refer to Novak or Rafa as "babies" when talking about early matches.

Delpo obviously is much better at the USO than at the AO.
 
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Third Serve

Hall of Fame
Really? :D Djokovic was the baby djokovic back then. Federer played the same quality of tennis in 2016 Australian Open semifinal, extremely clean hitting, but Djokovic demolished him 6-1 6-2 in the first two sets. And that coming from a Federer fan
Huh, it’s funny. I think Djokovic played about as good in this match as he did in 2016.
 

ForehandRF

Professional

An unforgettable match.I don't think Fed has ever played better on clay than in this match, not even in the 2011 RG SF.A very good intro by the uploader.
 

Krish0608

Hall of Fame
Don't forget that Djokovic was a baby here and he matured a year later because he beat Fed.Had Fed won, it would have been another weak era win because you know the story told by the obvious detractors with amazing tennis knowledge :D
But to be fair, Djokovic was much better a year later. 2007 was a breakout year for Nole. 2008 was when he played some of his best tennis in his early years. Federer also declined from 2007 version, sure. As much as people wanna play it down, the Mono had quite an impact on Roger and his confidence.
 

ForehandRF

Professional
Fed still peaked in BO3 from time to time even post 2012 on the faster courts.This match vs Djokovic is a masterclass from Fed.
 
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