what people thought federer on right after 07 AO ?

skypadq

New User
i really wanna know what people thought federer on right after 07 AO ?

I want to know what tennis fans and players coaches had about Federer.
 

BGod

Legend
Many were predicting 16+ Slams. The only tidbit was facing Nadal on clay. Too many it seems forget Nadal made the 2006 Wimbledon final and took a set off Roger. And of course being the 2 time champ there. In 2007 it was a very big question if Federer could indeed beat Nadal there. But outside of that not too many gave Nadal the big notch from 08-10 that he had. A lot were waiting if he'd do the same at Wimbledon or if it was a fluke and of course on hard courts he was limited despite Miami & Canada in 05, he regressed in 06.

But I'll tell you one thing, to imagine Federer or Nadal still playing in 2019 let alone winning anything would have been laughed at.
 

duaneeo

Hall of Fame
Regardless of what people thought right after 2007 Australian Open (I thought Federer would have another 2006-like year), many had changed their minds by the end of the early hard court season.
 

Spider

Hall of Fame
I think the expectation was that he would win everything for the next few years.

The general consensus then was Nadals 2006 run at Wimbledon was a one off

Federer will finally conquer RG and figure Rafael Nadal

No one saw what was coming from 2008 onwards
 

ChrisRF

Hall of Fame
Many were predicting 16+ Slams. The only tidbit was facing Nadal on clay. Too many it seems forget Nadal made the 2006 Wimbledon final and took a set off Roger. And of course being the 2 time champ there. In 2007 it was a very big question if Federer could indeed beat Nadal there. But outside of that not too many gave Nadal the big notch from 08-10 that he had. A lot were waiting if he'd do the same at Wimbledon or if it was a fluke and of course on hard courts he was limited despite Miami & Canada in 05, he regressed in 06.

But I'll tell you one thing, to imagine Federer or Nadal still playing in 2019 let alone winning anything would have been laughed at.
Who would have thought 16 back then?

He just won his 10th Slam and was the totally dominant force in tennis for years. And then imagine how he underperformed between Australian Open 2010 and 2017. If anything, then THAT was unexpected back then, and despite that he won 20. One must have thought he would win 25 Slams or more in 2007.

Even if some clueless people thought he would retire with around 30, his level must have been fallen from total dominance to an average of one Slam per year JUST AFTER that Australian Open 2007. Who could think that when he won there without losing a set?
 

ForehandRF

Professional
Who would have thought 16 back then?

He just won his 10th Slam and was the totally dominant force in tennis for years. And then imagine how he underperformed between Australian Open 2010 and 2017. If anything, then THAT was unexpected back then, and despite that he won 20. One must have thought he would win 25 Slams or more in 2007.

Even if some clueless people thought he would retire with around 30, his level must have been fallen from total dominance to an average of one Slam per year JUST AFTER that Australian Open 2007. Who could think that when he won there without losing a set?
The problem is that many people had unrealistic expectations from him.He was supposed to win everything at that time (well, except on clay maybe) but he was human after all.
 

ForehandRF

Professional
Regardless of what people thought right after 2007 Australian Open (I thought Federer would have another 2006-like year), many had changed their minds by the end of the early hard court season.
They shouldn't have changed their minds though.Loses to Canas were normal, but people though that he will win everything.Even in 2006 he lost vs Nadal in Dubai or vs Murray in Cincinnati.
 

ChrisRF

Hall of Fame
They shouldn't have changed their minds though.Loses to Canas were normal, but people though that he will win everything.Even in 2006 he lost vs Nadal in Dubai or vs Murray in Cincinnati.
But it was unheard of for at least 2 years, if not more. And then he lost to him twice in consecutive matches. Roger was really kind of “not human” between 2005 and early 2007. In 2004 he still had those kinds of losses. Then he had one strange loss to Gasquet in 2005 (who was seen as the next big talent then by the way). And in 2006 he only lost to Nadal and to an upcoming Murray when he was exhausted in Cincinnati.

The Canas losses were indeed something “new” back then, no doubt about that. Only in 2008 nobody was that much surprised anymore when Federer just lost a random tennis match from time to time.
 

ForehandRF

Professional
But it was unheard of for at least 2 years, if not more. And then he lost to him twice in consecutive matches. Roger was really kind of “not human” between 2005 and early 2007. In 2004 he still had those kinds of losses. Then he had one strange loss to Gasquet in 2005 (who was seen as the next big talent then by the way). And in 2006 he only lost to Nadal and to an upcoming Murray when he was exhausted in Cincinnati.

The Canas losses were indeed something “new” back then, no doubt about that. Only in 2008 nobody was that much surprised anymore when Federer just lost a random tennis match from time to time.
Yeah, that period stretching from Wimbledon 2005 till AO 2007 was his best period, with the absolute best stretch from Wimbledon 2006 till AO (Dubai 2007).
 

Sport

Legend
Yeah, that period stretching from Wimbledon 2005 till AO 2007 was his best period, with the absolute best stretch from Wimbledon 2006 till AO (Dubai 2007).
In terms of overall success accross all surfaces his best period was 2004 till 2009.in 2009 he won his only RG title! Crucial year for his legacy on clay. After RG he won his 6th Wimbledon title in 7 years and almost won his 6th US Open in a row if not for an extremelly talented youngster with a Thor alike forehand: the legendary Juan Martín Del Potro.
 

ForehandRF

Professional
In terms of overall success accross all surfaces his best period was 2004 till 2009.in 2009 he won his only RG title! Crucial year for his legacy on clay. After RG he won his 6th Wimbledon title in 7 years and almost won his 6th US Open in a row if not for an extremelly talented youngster with a Thor alike forehand: the legendary Juan Martín Del Potro.
Yeah, 2009 was a crucial year for him.We can say that Fed's most successful period was from TMC 2003 till AO 2010.
 
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