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View Poll Results: Do you agree with Pete?
No. I think Federer's decline is a fact and he's not winning any major in the future. 39 17.57%
I kinda agree... He's in a great moment, but the other 2 guys are too good. No more slams for Feddy 45 20.27%
I totally agree. Fed's still playing great tennis and he'll probably win another major 105 47.30%
Hello. I'm Rod Laver and my records are intact. Suck it losers. 33 14.86%
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post #1201 of 1591 (permalink) Old 09-06-2012, 06:53 AM
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It's very interesting to see what would happen to Fedal next year. To see what was left in their tank. I always believe their fate in tennis were intertwined together, though they are 5 years apart.

I think Federer would win 1 more slam in the next 2 years. As long as he can qualify to QF and SF regularly, he would continue playing and anything can happen from there. I think he can do this as the field before QF is still wide open for him.

Nadal's presence in slams would affect him in tricky way. He has good chance on all surfaces, but he couldn't just face what's thrown in front of him anymore. I think Federer is truly disappointed losing against Berd, because he comes here as the favorite and No. 1 player, so he wants to win a slam with that status, NOT as an "opportunist". But sadly, I'm afraid he has to be more like an "opportunist" if he wants to win a slam. I hope he can win just 1 more slam as No. 1 and the favorite, but it's more unlikely than being an opportunist, I guess.
Even if he'd managed to do the impossible and win here some people would still have called him an opportunist due to Rafa's absence...
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his best chances remain at Wimbledon.

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his best chances remain at Wimbledon.
And I think RG given the right conditions, especially if Nadal bombs out again.


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And I think RG given the right conditions, especially if Nadal bombs out again.
Djokovic is too strong there now imo, although there would be no other challengers aside from him and maybe Del Potro.

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As for Mugray, what can be said? A disgusting human being, and awful player, and a choking pushing mug. He looks like a kemo patient, bald spots, hairless legs, pasty blotchy skin, busted teeth, and an ugly, snarling face. Typical antics all came out in this match: faking injuries, grimacing and cursing, trying to peg Fed, trying to start drama, undeserved final based on an exhausted old man and a joke draw.

I'm no Fakervic fan but he needs to save tennis, sadly tree trunk legs will be fresh. Interesting he's never questioned....
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Djokovic is too strong there now imo, although there would be no other challengers aside from him and maybe Del Potro.
Fed was nowhere near his 2011 best at RG this year and could still have won at least 2/3 sets. It's a bit like the AO 2012. If Fed played Djok, he'd have shown him the door. Djok got lucky Nadull took out Rog.

Still, Roger is not getting any younger and he just seems to play so much better at Wimbledon nowadays.


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Plus if Nadal remains injured then it seems Rog can handle Djoker on grass, Murray would be the main threat but he is a erratic headcase along with the ballbashing trio of Tsonga, Berdych and Del Po (who is average on grass imo, look at ferrer's demolition of him). I just think Roger was poor throughout the latter stages of the Olympics for some reason, making his opponents look better than they actually played.

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As for Mugray, what can be said? A disgusting human being, and awful player, and a choking pushing mug. He looks like a kemo patient, bald spots, hairless legs, pasty blotchy skin, busted teeth, and an ugly, snarling face. Typical antics all came out in this match: faking injuries, grimacing and cursing, trying to peg Fed, trying to start drama, undeserved final based on an exhausted old man and a joke draw.

I'm no Fakervic fan but he needs to save tennis, sadly tree trunk legs will be fresh. Interesting he's never questioned....
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His ranking proves how much he declines. He is world n°1.
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His ranking proves how much he declines. He is world n°1.
yep, 1GS, 3MS, 1ATP500, Olympic Silver, two GS SF, what a big decline this is

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As for Mugray, what can be said? A disgusting human being, and awful player, and a choking pushing mug. He looks like a kemo patient, bald spots, hairless legs, pasty blotchy skin, busted teeth, and an ugly, snarling face. Typical antics all came out in this match: faking injuries, grimacing and cursing, trying to peg Fed, trying to start drama, undeserved final based on an exhausted old man and a joke draw.

I'm no Fakervic fan but he needs to save tennis, sadly tree trunk legs will be fresh. Interesting he's never questioned....
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Fed declining like a boss .


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What does it say that this thread was started in March 2008, 4.5 years ago and yet he is now #1? Hardly anyone, even his diehard fans, back then would have put good money on him being #1 in September 2012, which speaks to RF as the GOAT.

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Uso also looks unlikely as he simply can't hang against guys who can read his serve.
How many players can do that?

This didn't look like an acceleration in his decline at all. His movement was good, even to his forehand side: it's just Berdych was able to anticipate his shots and send them back with interest. The forehand errors in the 1st 2 sets cost Fed the match, & I would attribute them to rustiness.

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It's very interesting to see what would happen to Fedal next year. To see what was left in their tank. I always believe their fate in tennis were intertwined together, though they are 5 years apart.

I think Federer would win 1 more slam in the next 2 years. As long as he can qualify to QF and SF regularly, he would continue playing and anything can happen from there. I think he can do this as the field before QF is still wide open for him.

Nadal's presence in slams would affect him in tricky way. He has good chance on all surfaces, but he couldn't just face what's thrown in front of him anymore. I think Federer is truly disappointed losing against Berd, because he comes here as the favorite and No. 1 player, so he wants to win a slam with that status, NOT as an "opportunist". But sadly, I'm afraid he has to be more like an "opportunist" if he wants to win a slam. I hope he can win just 1 more slam as No. 1 and the favorite, but it's more unlikely than being an opportunist, I guess.
This board is so reactionary. Don't see how anybody in the top 4 could be referred to as an opportunist. He sits at #1 and is a true contender at every slam. Berdych played really well, and Fed was off (especially the forehand) and still there was a chance. Things turned very quickly in that break game with the net cord. Just a bad day - that's why his still current QF streak in GS and his SF record are so awesome - that's a long time to win and not have injury, bad days, etc.

Fed will be fine - might not hold on to #1 but that's okay, he's got the record weeks at #1. Go home, rest up and enjoy your family for 6 weeks. Then come back strong for the indoor season. Still think he's the favorite at Wimbledon, but not the other GS as there are too many great HC players. Hope there's a new US Open champ - that'll be a long time there's been 4 different GS winners in a year. Interesting times.
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He's proven people wrong so many times and yet fools still line up and ask for it once again!! I don't know if this guy's through or not but his history demonstrates a resounding no. He lost a heartbreaker here last year and look what happened.

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Never count the GOAT out. That's all I have to say. His quickness and fitness is not that below par.
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Fed was counted out in 2008, he was counted out in 2009, in 2010 and in 2011. Funnily enough, he returned every time. Same with Nadal.Never count out those guys, they have far too much talent for that (especially Roger).

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