The long autumn of Roger Federer

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  1. Sartorius

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    Wow.

    10 wows
     
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    fails to mention how even though after the 2001 changing of the guards and Pete's steady decline he did pull out his final encore at the 2002 US Open. Something Federer fans are still hoping for. I really can’t believe that article totally skipped over that great moment for Petros.
     
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    Indian Summer...Bittersweet but Delightful!

    Epic piece! Just like autumn, a cool spell is often replaced by glorious Indian Summer...days you save up your personal days for at the office so you get out and enjoy the last gasps of warmth before the cold. I'm really enjoying Fed's resurgence in just that way, knowing we won't have the lengthy decline of a Jimbo. 2016, at 35 is the outside window IMHumbleO. Maybe a medal from Rio placed on his neck by Guga?
     
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    Is this the new nicholas sparks novel?! :)
     
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  6. Wonderful article on the greatest tennisplayer the world has ever seen.

    Thanx for posting!
     
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    Really well done article. :)
     
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    Im crying............lol jk. Great articleon the GOAT.
     
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    The intro about the hunter was more interesting than the rest. The hunter should have let the snake go. Dweeb.
     
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  10. Тинана

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    'Still Alive" title suits this article the best, OP ^_^.
     
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    Great article!
     
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    It was in the footnotes. Superb writing from this guy, Tennis mag should hire him.
     
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    His footnotes could have had their own cool footnotes.
    Great piece. Not as excessive as David Foster Wallace, but really brilliant, too.
     
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    lol, i didn't know you could keep throwing stones at a Cobra and keep hitting. I hope it wasn't some piece of dangling rope he imagined he was killing !
     
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    Stunning article! Federer truly is one of a kind.
     
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    That's beautiful, I'm stunned......I don't think I've ever read an article about Federer in the past 1-2 years that accurately describes where he is right now. This makes me appreciate him being around even more now.
     
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    Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
     
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    I usually can't stand articles about any of tennis legends but I really like this one, wonderfully written.
     
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    OT but 'Man-Eaters of Kumaon' really is a great book. I would recommend it to anyone. If you can get your hands on a copy,make sure you read it. I don't like the fact that he killed the Cobra though :sad:( as much as I am afraid of snakes).
     
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    Sums him up beautifully.
     
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    you have to read Corbett to know what it was like. The guy was quick. Acted on his feet and was sharp. Very few people could survive thick forests the way he did.
     
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    Wow, great article!
     
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    These are the two GAOATs.
     
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    This para is the best part of the article for me. Describes what we are going through as Roger fans aptly -

     
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    tl;dr


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    What a great article, and I agree, the description of where Federer is at right now is very apt. I feel lucky to have watched his career, and if I say anything else, it's going to be sentimental and gushy, so I'll shut up.
     
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    Enjoyed reading, thanks.
     
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    Poor old timer...watching his legacy slip away.

    Sun rise. Sun set.
     
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    Overly sentimental and basically content-free blabber.
     
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    Fantastic article.

    I love watching Federer play, he is so talented but so fragile at the same time. We really all are just waiting for and dreading the "nail in the coffin" moment.

    To the poster above complaining that the article made no mention of Sampras' last slam win, read it again.
     
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    I believe he admitted after scrutiny that the point as he describes it did not actually take place.
     
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    Bump.

    The autumn continues, and Federer is still in that "still" moment. =)
     
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    Nice. Thanks for bumping.
    Still smiling.
    Incredible he did not just retire when we all thought it for him.
     
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    Great bump
     
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    Phooey on that: it's summer again!

    All his high-energy grinder rivals are dying off as the sages predicted, but Rog's elegant game continues to transition into middle age with grace and efficiency, and there's nobody coming up behind with half the talent. Smooth sailing on tranquil seas of awesomeness ahead.
     
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    #RogrFedr. Autumning since 2011.
     
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    The longest autumn in the history of autumns i guess. Too good to be true tbh... The Swiss Dr. Fuentes deserve a Nobel prize for his work...
     
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    Federer has revived first strike tennis. He saved our sport - God bless the man!
     
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    Game of Thrones material, the autumn is coming for 6 years now
     
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    Poor writing.

    Stopped reading when this nerdy blogger called Fed's opponent in his first ATP final "a professional footnote" LoL
     
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    God I hated that BLX racket so much
     
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    Fall's my favorite season.
     
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    "Swiss", LOL.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eufemiano_Fuentes

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    Roger at least has entered his 'winter'.
     
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    Man, I miss Grantland. What a fantastically written and edited site. It's too bad Bill Simmons' ego took the whole site down as a casualty of his divorce from ESPN. Here's a link to the original article on the site with the footnotes intact: http://grantland.com/features/still-life/

    Also, probably the most fantastic article about the brutal efficiency of peak Djokovic's strategy, play and tactics: http://grantland.com/the-triangle/t...wer-of-djokovic-stymies-federers-magical-run/

    Sadly, it was the last tennis article written on the site :(
     
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    Autumn has long been my favourite season. :)
     
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    Yeah should have put that link in the OP, in fact I'll edit now.

    That Djokovic article is a great one too, indeed.

    Seriously, what are Novak’s weaknesses at this point? He’s become the mentally strongest mentally fragile athlete I’ve ever seen.
     
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    Nice article but there is nothing cool about killing a majestic animal for a "mystic experience" that further allows the hunter to kill another majestic creature. Corbett was no badass, nor is any big game hunter killing an animal for sport. Atleast during Corbett's time, such an attitude may have been somewhat acceptable because many colonial idiots shared his views but for Brian Phillips to fawn over Corbett for his machismo is just pathetic.
     
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