The serve is going to have a big say for this year's Tour Finals. Federer and his fans will love this.
Exactly.I am a realistic (i.e. "hand wringer") fan of Roger and I think he beats Thiem easily in straights.
IW 2019..I don't think so. Those matches were all where Fed had match points or was 2 points away and he did not close it.
In Canada, he was totally sick.
All slower surfaces for Thiem. As for Zverev, he's regressed since then, clearly. Both in actual performance and in confidence.
Spare a thought his contemporaries are coaches and retired professional and they don’t need to slug it out against ATG and players 15-20 years youngerI am not impressed by that anymore given that he is just delaying the inevitable. He never goes down easily, but he always goes down regardless.
It's too much to call him a mental midget.The greatest tiebreak player and a winner of 20 slams can't be a mental midget.He is just not as strong as Nadal and Djokovic.There is no perfect player after all.Then it's not really luck if it keeps happening. Fed is a mental midget. Nothing to do with luck.
They don't.Spare a thought his contemporaries are coaches and retired professional and they don’t need to slug it out against ATG and players 15-20 years younger
Agreed.It's too much to call him a mental midget.The greatest tiebreak player and a winner of 20 slams can't be a mental midget.He is just not as strong as Nadal and Djokovic.There is no perfect player after all.
It's Federer fans who obsess over court conditions and start these threads before EVERY tournament.So if federer wins now, nadal trolls will start the conspiracy theories about establishment favoring him and servebots ruining tennis , blah blah
LOL! get off drugsThey don't.
But if Fed is, he has to stop slugging it out and win already.
He has proven he can slug it out, but he hasn't proven he can win.
Tennis didn't began until 2011.Let's wait and see if Djokovic wins it, then the surface can be proclaimed super slow, tennis died, yada yada.
I root for Rafa and Novak, but also like and have huge admiration for Fed.
If all courts played like the 80's and 90's , then there would not be any conversation on that topic.Correct.