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2007 (26) 8 2.38%
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post #166 of 536 (permalink) Old 07-13-2011, 10:03 AM
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Fed will do it when he'll make sure that Nadal can't win any other slam.
Currently he's doing it because he wants to keep pressure on Nadal's shoulders.
strange ... so far he has rather helped Nadal to win slams at least in Roland-Garros this year ... remember "happy birthday Rafa" ?

And Nadal looked really relaxed after that ... this birthday was the best day of the year for him.

When he started the final he clearly looked as a man who was certain to win, not like in Wimbledon.

my answer : 2014 or later, he loves tennis too much to stop earlier.
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Re: When will Federer retire?

When Mirka stops eating so much fucking food.

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In a few years....when Nadal has tied Federer's record of 16 Slams. Nadal will meet Federer in the 2015 Wimbledon final....and right after the warmup, Federer will stop and ask for the trophy. He'll grab the trophy, walk to the net with it, and hand it over to Rafael Nadal....then get on his knees and bow down to Nadal, while he forfeits and admits that Nadal is the greater player.

For such a glorious occasion, all of the greats would be in attendance. Laver, Borg, McEnroe, Sampras. They'd all watch Federer on his knees and know that another great's career has ended. Then a camera would pan to Brad Gilbert in Federer's box making sweet love to Mirka.
After the highlighted part, he pulls a Leonidas, he stands up and smashes his racket on Rafa's face screaming "THIS IS SPARTA!!"

After that he just walks away with the trophy and is celebrated as GOAT.

29th january 2017: 18 slams!

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Re: When will Federer retire?

When the twins go to Kindergarden
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2013, maaaaaybe 2014
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He already has !



Roger is already "semi-retired". He is just "going through the motions". He clearly is NOT working hard to stay in shape, or keep his game sharp (note the decline in his consistency, and his "spare tire").

Roger is just now hoping for the "dream draw" where the likely winners (Djokovic, Nadal) are upset, or injured (real injury, not one of Rafa's "injuries"). I am sure Federer is already resigned to picking up, at most 1 last lucky Slam.

When Roger stops making the QFs of slams, he will officially retire in less than a year.
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Roger is already "semi-retired". He is just "going through the motions". He clearly is NOT working hard to stay in shape, or keep his game sharp (note the decline in his consistency, and his "spare tire").

Roger is just now hoping for the "dream draw" where the likely winners (Djokovic, Nadal) are upset, or injured (real injury, not one of Rafa's "injuries"). I am sure Federer is already resigned to picking up, at most 1 last lucky Slam.

When Roger stops making the QFs of slams, he will officially retire in less than a year.
All this from a resurrected July 2010 article, after which he went on to beat Nos 4,3, and 1 in the WTF, and beat th"invincible" at RG. Not bad for a spare tire, I'd say



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After summer games 2012 or USO that year...

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I can see him at the top of the game for at least 2 more years, considering he's still making slam finals. He will probably retire in 2014.
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All this from a resurrected July 2010 article, after which he went on to beat Nos 4,3, and 1 in the WTF, and beat th"invincible" at RG. Not bad for a spare tire, I'd say


Roger's game has been in decline since Aus open 2007. Since then we have heard :

- Well he is still winning slams. Then it was :
- Well he is still making it to the finals of slams. Then it was:
- Well he is still making it to the semi-finals of slams. Then it was :
- Well he is still making it to the quarter finals of slams. Now it is :
- Well he still on occasion upsets the FAVORITES.

Roger hasn't won a GS in a year and a half, and has only made one slam final in that time.

You do know what denial is don't you ?
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In 2013.

His pride won't let him to mug around and lose in early rounds of tournaments or first weeks of slams. When he starts to do so, he will retire very rapidly, imo.


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Roger's game has been in decline since Aus open 2007. Since then we have heard :

- Well he is still winning slams. Then it was :
- Well he is still making it to the finals of slams. Then it was:
- Well he is still making it to the semi-finals of slams. Then it was :
- Well he is still making it to the quarter finals of slams. Now it is :
- Well he still on occasion upsets the FAVORITES.

Roger hasn't won a GS in a year and a half, and has only made one slam final in that time.

You do know what denial is don't you ?
Your recitation does not, however, gainsay the fact that your allegation of spare tire, etc does not gel with his performances since the one-year old picture you chose to resurrect this week. Noone has been asserting that his level is the same as 2007, so I'm not sure where that came from.



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In a few years....when Nadal has tied Federer's record of 16 Slams. Nadal will meet Federer in the 2015 Wimbledon final....and right after the warmup, Federer will stop and ask for the trophy. He'll grab the trophy, walk to the net with it, and hand it over to Rafael Nadal....then get on his knees and bow down to Nadal, while he forfeits and admits that Nadal is the greater player.

For such a glorious occasion, all of the greats would be in attendance. Laver, Borg, McEnroe, Sampras. They'd all watch Federer on his knees and know that another great's career has ended. Then a camera would pan to Brad Gilbert in Federer's box making sweet love to Mirka.


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Roger is already "semi-retired". He is just "going through the motions". He clearly is NOT working hard to stay in shape, or keep his game sharp (note the decline in his consistency, and his "spare tire").
I disagree with that, he says he still works very hard, and considering what I saw in Roland-Garros, which I clearly was surprised of, I think he does.

After all, most of his defeats were to Djokovic and Nadal who do have a great year, well Djokovic a great year, Nadal a very good one.

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Roger is just now hoping for the "dream draw" where the likely winners (Djokovic, Nadal) are upset, or injured (real injury, not one of Rafa's "injuries"). I am sure Federer is already resigned to picking up, at most 1 last lucky Slam.
That would be sensible to think that, but I don't think players and especially Fed makes so many calculations : it's not the way they do, the hope and confidence in themselves pulls them, and Fed is especially hopeful and confident, that has been shown very often in his carreer.

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When Roger stops making the QFs of slams, he will officially retire in less than a year.
People have been used about Fed "always making finals", "always making semis", now "always making quarters", I don't know how long this will last but it's a huge anomaly in the history of tennis.

There's no reason that in the future he cannot make a final or semi once in a while, while he loses early or R16, quarters other times.

What's important is not what he "consistently does", but what he hopes he can do, if he thinks he can still win a slam even if he loses early than semi more often, there's no problem at all, Sampras was like that.

Now yes, it's important for that that he still feels competitive against the younger players, and also that he keeps a seed correct enough.

Especially I don't care whether he's number 3 or number 4 behind Murray, but what I'm mostly concerned about is if he loses number 4 to Ferrer or Söderling or Del Potro. So far I think the risk is not huge yet.

Anyway I think being in seeds 5 to 8 will still be correct enough for him to hope a slam win, but being further could really make him lose too often before final rounds.

But now we're only talking about what will make think Fed of retiring, but between the moment when you think about it and the moment when you actually take the final decision, which is a very painful one for someone who's loved so much tennis, there's still much time.

You see Hewitt ? Haas ? Gonzalez ? Ljubicic ? even Safin, who was not the greatest "tennis lover" at all, how long did he look "semi-retired" in his mind before actually retiring ?

Of course he will lose more and more and his regular goals (which is different from winning once in a while) will be less and less ambitious, but that's the normal life does go.
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I think Federer will play on until his mid-30s like Aggassi. Why? He's repeatedly said he wants his twins to see him play professional tennis and to remember it. That'll only happen if he keeps playing for at least 3 or 4 more years, and just to be safe, another 5. I think he loves tennis enough to keep going, and just so long as his movement doesn't completely disappear, or he gets a major injury, I think he'll be good enough to remain in the top 10, even with a reduced appearance rate at ATP tournaments. Thus I'm plumping for 2016 as the year he calls it a day. That means 2 more shots at the Olympics. And there's a very good chance Nadal will have retired before 2016 given his style of play. Yep, I reckon Federer will outlast Nadal on the tour!
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