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Federer = GOAT :worship:

Roger federer is sampras with an all court game.



This year has cemented it. Federer is clutch...period

He comes up with big serves when needed, hits lines on his serves muc like his predecessor sampras

When he is not playing well from the baseline, as agassi said, he has 3 or 4 other things to rely on

Last year that serve was not as big a weapon..now he has made it as effortless as his forehand swing


The record shall fall maybe as early as next year's wimbledon

It is irrelavent at this stage when it does; He is just a cut above the rest



OH and RFK.... take your sparta shit somewhere else. You are lucky you are even BACK on this board following what happened at AO 07


Federer just took a gigantic dump on your city of SPARTAAAAAAAAA
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His serve is probably one of the most underrated shots in the game. He can place is better than anybody else. He already has the best forehand in the game. His movement is among the top and his backhand, while sometimes shaky, is great because of its versatility. It will be interesting to see how he improves with the new threats he is facing.

Though its a shame you had to ruin this thread with your childishness.

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I think there are signs that, just like Sampras at the same age, Roger is slightly on the way down. We aren't seeing magical performances like the destruction of Hewitt in the USO final any more. He is starting to play more and more like Sampras - slightly erratic from the back of the court, but keeps coming up with the big serves on key points to make the other guy want to break his racquet.
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I think there are signs that, just like Sampras at the same age, Roger is slightly on the way down. We aren't seeing magical performances like the destruction of Hewitt in the USO final any more. He is starting to play more and more like Sampras - slightly erratic from the back of the court, but keeps coming up with the big serves on key points to make the other guy want to break his racquet.
Well I mean he is at the age where for being a tennis player he probably isn't going to get any better physically. Like I said before, he can beat all the players of his generation, but its only natural that the younger guys are going to see Federer and know that to beat him they have to be better than him. Just like how Sampras got destroyed by the likes of Hewitt and Safin though Fed isn't at that stage yet. It will be a lot closer once Federer loses a step or two, but he will still be a huge contender. People have grown spoiled with Fed's performance but it can't last forever.

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I think there are signs that, just like Sampras at the same age, Roger is slightly on the way down. We aren't seeing magical performances like the destruction of Hewitt in the USO final any more. He is starting to play more and more like Sampras - slightly erratic from the back of the court, but keeps coming up with the big serves on key points to make the other guy want to break his racquet.
You seem to have forgotten the 2007 AO semifinal, it was almost even more magical than the 2004 US Open final!!

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You seem to have forgotten the 2007 AO semifinal, it was almost even more magical than the 2004 US Open final!!
You gotta look to the younger players to challenge Federer.

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You seem to have forgotten the 2007 AO semifinal, it was almost even more magical than the 2004 US Open final!!
Roddick got his tactics wrong in that match, with disastrous results.

There will come a time - not too far away now - when Fed comes into a GS final (other than the French) in good form, but simply gets beaten all ends up and goes down in straight sets. That happened to Pete at the USO 2000. I think Fed probably has another two years before it happens to him, but it's on the way.
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I feel sick with Federer's another Grand Slam title. But it isn't a matter of disliking him. He has nice personality, plays beautiful tennis and I was cheering him many times in the past, but it's extremely boring when you see all the time the same winner at the end of the Majors. Federer's supremacy isn't good for tennis

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We aren't seeing magical performances like the destruction of Hewitt in the USO final any more
Just because he doesn't have to play 100% all the time. Last year Nadal said that he didn't play even close to his 100% on clay, and there goes the same thing
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Roddick got his tactics wrong in that match, with disastrous results.

There will come a time - not too far away now - when Fed comes into a GS final (other than the French) in good form, but simply gets beaten all ends up and goes down in straight sets. That happened to Pete at the USO 2000. I think Fed probably has another two years before it happens to him, but it's on the way.
And in 2 more years, Fed will win 5-6 more majors for a slam count of 17-18.
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Fed doesn't go all out anymore like the 2004 US Open to preserve himself. Winning 7-6, 7-6, 7-5 is good enough.
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Laver and Borg were both better on their weakest surfaces than Federer's on his, so I guess not.
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Laver and Borg were both better on their weakest surfaces than Federer's on his, so I guess not.
Borg never won a US Open title
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Borg never won a US Open title
Federer never won a French Open title.
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Federer never won a French Open title.
Fed hasn't retired yet.
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