why is federe was so bad in 2008 ???

King No1e

Legend
Mental weakness measured by IQ?
Sometimes IQ and mental strength don't correlate. Sometimes you have to suspend some rational thought in order to keep your belief.
It takes a certain level of insanity to be down match points 40-15 against one of the GOAT servers, and still think you can win.
 

Sudacafan

G.O.A.T.
Sometimes IQ and mental strength don't correlate. Sometimes you have to suspend some rational thought in order to keep your belief.
It takes a certain level of insanity to be down match points 40-15 against one of the GOAT servers, and still think you can win.
How do you know he thought he could win?
 

nachiket nolefam

Hall of Fame
i am don t understand why fedrere was so much bad in 2008 than 2007 .
in 2007 and in before years FEDERER was best in the world except for nadal. he was won 3 grand slamm and only loss to murray and nadal i 2006.
i remeber federer was unbeyable in 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 ,what happened in 2008? ?
i think fedore was big decline in 2008 because court surface were slowed drasticly. which is why Nadal and Djokovic suddenly did better and Nadal bacame #1. what explenation other is there for that !!!
only because blue court surface at australian open was big slow is why Djokovic won ,and frderer is not good on slow courts ,so his performance was hurt by it.
WHAT DO YOU THINK ???
He wasn't. Played really great. Won 1 slam and 3 finals of slams.
 

Lew II

Legend
Karlovic has 100% of victories against players shorter than him. The worst player of all time.

Olivier Rochus probably had 100% of victories against players taller than him. He's GOAT for sure.
What are you talking about? It's about 50% for both.

Anyway Federer and most players are medium height, it makes no sense to use this stat for the outliers Karlovic and Rochus.
 

Lew II

Legend
More like six weeks.
Djokodal started troubling Federer in 2007. Nadal lost the Wimbledon final only in the 5th set, and Djokovic beat him in Montreal and had chances to win every set in the 2007 UO final.

After the Wimbledon 2007 final Federer said "he is improving so much, soon he's gonna win them all". That's what happened. Nadal improved and beat him 6 times in a row at Slams.
 

Benben245

Professional
i am don t understand why fedrere was so much bad in 2008 than 2007 .
in 2007 and in before years FEDERER was best in the world except for nadal. he was won 3 grand slamm and only loss to murray and nadal i 2006.
i remeber federer was unbeyable in 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 ,what happened in 2008? ?
i think fedore was big decline in 2008 because court surface were slowed drasticly. which is why Nadal and Djokovic suddenly did better and Nadal bacame #1. what explenation other is there for that !!!
only because blue court surface at australian open was big slow is why Djokovic won ,and frderer is not good on slow courts ,so his performance was hurt by it.
WHAT DO YOU THINK ???
In the future, use google, spell check, take your time with formulating your thoughts. The dumbing down of future generations by a select few in power cannot be a mere coincidence of technological advancement, don’t let ‘them‘ win.
 

Sudacafan

G.O.A.T.
In the future, use google, spell check, take your time with formulating your thoughts. The dumbing down of future generations by a select few in power cannot be a mere coincidence of technological advancement, don’t let ‘them‘ win.
Me am tired of intellectuals lauhging of our styles of writing. I always victory in arguments because my analyst is top notches.
 

Lew II

Legend
Schwartzman 5’7”. Don‘t knows about any injuries significative for him.
My theory is the more scientific. What do you think?
Karlovic tallest player on tour but also the oldest. No injury stopped him.

Isner second tallest player. 10 consecutive years in the top20.
 

Azure

Legend
i am don t understand why fedrere was so much bad in 2008 than 2007 .
in 2007 and in before years FEDERER was best in the world except for nadal. he was won 3 grand slamm and only loss to murray and nadal i 2006.
i remeber federer was unbeyable in 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 ,what happened in 2008? ?
i think fedore was big decline in 2008 because court surface were slowed drasticly. which is why Nadal and Djokovic suddenly did better and Nadal bacame #1. what explenation other is there for that !!!
only because blue court surface at australian open was big slow is why Djokovic won ,and frderer is not good on slow courts ,so his performance was hurt by it.
WHAT DO YOU THINK ???
Certainly one of the finest posts (and thread) on this forearm. :D (y) (y)
 

UnderratedSlam

Hall of Fame
This might be a troll thread...

It might just be an imitation thread of a certain very biased Fedfan user who's recently been posting numerous chaotic, silly threads with bad English, awful punctuation and confused arguments. His username begins withe S.

Not bad. Original thread. Kinda like a spoof. Well done. Satire.

He misspelled a dozen words, getting Federer's name wrong every time. How is it possible that nobody notices this? The OP never posts such chaotic rubbish, it's obviously a joke.
 
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UnderratedSlam

Hall of Fame
i am don t understand why fedrere was so much bad in 2008 than 2007 .
in 2007 and in before years FEDERER was best in the world except for nadal. he was won 3 grand slamm and only loss to murray and nadal i 2006.
i remeber federer was unbeyable in 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 ,what happened in 2008? ?
i think fedore was big decline in 2008 because court surface were slowed drasticly. which is why Nadal and Djokovic suddenly did better and Nadal bacame #1. what explenation other is there for that !!!
only because blue court surface at australian open was big slow is why Djokovic won ,and frderer is not good on slow courts ,so his performance was hurt by it.
WHAT DO YOU THINK ???
You're trolling user skypadq, go on, admit it.
 

kevaninho

Hall of Fame
Even if we assume he had completely recovered from the illness, which is doubtful, he still has the long process of recovering the form and match fitness that he had lost.
No. This is Rog Federer. The most gifted player to ever play the game. Who comes back after months off the tour to win the AO in 2017 at a much older age.

He doesn't need months to get match fit or form back LOL
 

RelentlessAttack

Professional
Seems like Federer himself confirmed from Dubai in late February 2008 that he was medically cleared to compete.

Mmmm... by the way your post reminds that Federer's parents worked in a pharmaceutical company.
I’m more of a Nadal guy but able to compete =/= 100%. Patients with mono often feel fatigued and lethargic for many months. Think back to HS/college
 

6august

Hall of Fame
AO semi, lost the the soon-to-be AO GOAT
FO final, lost to peakest clay GOAT
Wimby final, lost due to the darkness ^^
USO: won convincingly

MS1000 should not be counted.

So I won't say he was bad in 08, otherwise, the field must be super super weak that year.

hahahahaha
 

mental midget

Hall of Fame
Practice blocks were lost in 2008 which dramatically affected his game. Same happened to Nadal at the beginning of 2019, and we saw how Djokovic absolutely destroyed him at the AO19 final. Nadal even said after that he wasn't prepared defensively. In 2008, the lack of practice and the beatdown at FO08 causing lack of confidence affected his W08 performance. When both are at their best it would most often go to 4 tight sets at Wimbledon. So yes, the mono was gone after a few weeks, but it had many side effects later in the year.
this.
/end thread.
 

Martin J

Rookie
Fed played the best tennis of his career in 2008. I'm dead serious and I have proof.

Examples:

Fed managed to win 5 games in a 6-3, 6-2 loss to world #98 Mardy Fish at IW. Fed was awesome by winning 33% of the points against Fish's 2nd serve and 11% against Fish's 1st serve. Fed's 0.60 dominance ratio against the vastly superior Fish was encouraging. 2005 Fed would have easily been double-bageled against this version of Fish. Fish managed to get 34% of his first serves in, which is awesome.

Fed lost to Roddick in Miami that year: Roddick was known to own peak Fed badly by destroying him in straight sets. But this was peakerer Fed, who lost a close match. Earlier versions of Fed would have been completely shut out against this version of Roddick.

Fed lost to Karlovic in a very tight match in Cinci. Fed has been destroyed by Karlovic every other time. But this match was close.

Simon beat Fed in Canada. But Fed pushed Simon hard that match, showing how peak he was.

Blake beat at the Olympics in straight sets. However, Fed won some games. There's no way any other version of Fed takes a game.

Master's Cup: Simon beats Fed again. However, it was close. Although 2008 Peakerer Fed was 0-2 vs Simon, he did win 2 sets total in those two losses. After his 2nd loss to Simon in 2008, Fed said, "I definitely played the best tennis of my life against Simon at the Masters Cup. There's no way that the 2004 version of me could have won a game against him. But I won a set and kept it close against that superior player. I'm extremely happy with how much better I am than ever before."
Nice summery of Fed's only peak year.
I'm just a bit disappointed you forgot to mention how he pushed The Worm to the limits by forcing him to play two tie-breaks on his best surface - clay.
 
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kishnabe

Talk Tennis Guru
2008 AO: Mono and Djokovic playing out of his ass (Almost as good as 2011)

2008 FO: Serve and Volleying against Nadal. Ehh no.

2008 Olympics: ....

Federer was mentally poor in the first two sets against Nadal in Wimbledon. The Rain Break helped Federer to adjust tactically.

Otherwise Peak Federer and Peak Nadal on Grass. Should have won 2008, 2014, and 2019 Wimbledon. Should have lost 2009.
 
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