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Federer Already Passed His Peak?!?!?

he just cant go on with his previous form, is a really exhausting kind of game, i really believe he will have ups and down in his career but mostly he will go down, he wont win rg, not with this form, he needs to regroup himself really bad, now players are figure it out how to beat him, i wont be shocked if some top players pull a lil willy to win against fed

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yes and i said it weeks ago. who doesn't see that must be either blind or fooled.
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this thread should be fun when Roger wins Wimbledon without dropping a set and does the same at USO, giving him 3 GS in a year....again.

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Fair question, I reckon that he still has several grandslams to win, only last year he had his best season in terms of wins yes? He will come back stronger next year, with added motivation although I think he wil have a great us hardcourt season.

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It's not really all that shocking if his peak years are behind him. There is definitely a precedent.

Sampras never won multiple slams in the same year after the age of 25.

McEnroe won his final slam at the age of 25, I believe.

Wilander won his last slam at 24.

Borg won his last slam at 24 or 25.

And I'm sure there are other examples but these are plenty. The fact is that these were all dominant players and they all had their peak success at or before Roger's age. I know it's shocking based on his last few years, but it can happen.

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It's not really all that shocking if his peak years are behind him. There is definitely a precedent.

Sampras never won multiple slams in the same year after the age of 25.

McEnroe won his final slam at the age of 25, I believe.

Wilander won his last slam at 24.

Borg won his last slam at 24 or 25.

And I'm sure there are other examples but these are plenty. The fact is that these were all dominant players and they all had their peak success at or before Roger's age. I know it's shocking based on his last few years, but it can happen.

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Basically I can see FED still winning 4-5 tourneys per year [not 11-12 anymore], but as long as he wins the important ones then that should be enough to go down as the greatest

Anyway the remainder of 2007 should give us a few clues...
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regardless of his results these last few months, he is still the heavy favourite to win Wimbledon, and a treat at Fo, he needs to regroup to have a shot at this one though, but he has a shot, the only thing that Roger showed us over his last few defeats is that is real nemesis isn't Nadal but himself!
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nooo...people stop saying this stuff!!!!

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im not saying he wont win wimbledon or something else anymore, but you have to reckon that 06 fed is not coming back this year and will probably not comeback ever
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Unfortunately it sure looks that way. Seems like 25 is the age after which everything starts to sag a little. He'll never have another 2006 that's for sure. Next year he'll be 27. That is simply too old. If you add the inevitable slow movement factor on top of his current problems then you have a recipe for a shockingly rapid decline. So much of what makes Rogi great is his footwork and general movement around the court. With age, that goes and so will the titles etc.
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It's not really all that shocking if his peak years are behind him. There is definitely a precedent.

Sampras never won multiple slams in the same year after the age of 25.

McEnroe won his final slam at the age of 25, I believe.

Wilander won his last slam at 24.

Borg won his last slam at 24 or 25.

And I'm sure there are other examples but these are plenty. The fact is that these were all dominant players and they all had their peak success at or before Roger's age. I know it's shocking based on his last few years, but it can happen.
Thanks for the statistics, RTG! Like me, you also seem to be an analytical fan. I am quite happy to see that you examine Roger critically even though you like him. I do the same with Rafael.

But I feel its all too soon to wrap him off! Roger clearly has only half achieved what he is capable of. This so called 'slump', I believe, in all studious athletes is only a withdrawal from their outer game so that they may examine themselves more critically and sincerely.
What I mean is, even if on the outside, Roger doesn't appear to succeed or performs poorly, he is actually learning and re-adapting himself to excel even further. So relax.

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Come on, people!!!

Rogi had an exceptional past three years, but a slight decline (which was to be expected anyways) doesn't mean he's completely done now.
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no one is saying he is doneeeeeeeee!!!!!!
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