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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 #1216 of 1591 (permalink) Old 09-06-2012, 03:29 PM
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Re: The Federer Decline Thread (Is he done, will he win another Slam)

Chicken Little says the sky is falling and says that Federer is finished.
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i'd sign up for another season like this, next year

awesome year!

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It all depends upon his Motivation levels because the Guy still has it..
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Considering his age and his opposition, a slam winning year is a spectacular year for Federer, Djokovic will probably have a better season, congratz to hi but it changes nothing.
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If he wouldn't have won Wimbledon this year, Federer would have received much criticism for a second year without a slam. But now I think that Federer has proven his critics wrong with winning Wimbledon and returning to nr. 1 this year. I personally thought already that he would win another major, but not that he would return to nr. 1.

I think he potentially can win 1 or 2 more slams the coming years. Must likely at Wimbledon. Because at grass he looks great. He has probably the best service of the big 4.

But if I hear him say that he likes to continue to the 2016 olympics, that's a bit far. He is not a robot. There comes a day that he will really start to decline. Especially in best of 5 (grand slam) matches. It will become harder and harder to compete with Djokovic, Nadal and Murray.
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Any year you win a slam is a good year.

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I think it was more important for Federer himself to pass Sampras # weeks at nr1 than it was to increase his slam count. Missing out on that record with like 2 weeks margin surely bothered Roger A LOT and kept him going for nr1. Now with Nadals problems and Djokovic "protecting him" he probably feels safer about his slam count too.

Sadly I think him taking Sampras record and Nadals problems has a negative effect on Rogers motivation, that could speed up his decline
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federer should retire for nadal's fans, clearly
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A fit Nadal will beat Roget at Wimbledon IMO, every year Feds level falls a bit, Murray is catching up on grass also. Plus of course there is Berdych and co. Not to mention Rosol. However, if Nadal is injured then Fed is 1st/2nd fave at all slams

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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".
He won 7 times at Wimbledon.

An opportunist would be someone who gets lucky and wins just once there. A fluke. Never to reach the final again and who won because he avoided the best player on grass.

IF Nadal were to lose in the QF of RG in 2013(to a ballbasher) but then won RG in 2014(avoiding Djokovic and ballbashers), would he be considered an opportunist? Of course not. You don't fluke a slam 7 or 8 times.

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He won 7 times at Wimbledon.

An opportunist would be someone who gets lucky and wins just once there. A fluke. Never to reach the final again and who won because he avoided the best player on grass.

IF Nadal were to lose in the QF of RG in 2013(to a ballbasher) but then won RG in 2014(avoiding Djokovic and ballbashers), would he be considered an opportunist? Of course not. You don't fluke a slam 7 or 8 times.
I don't mean to say that it would be a mere fluke if he wins a slam these days. Of course he still has to create the opportunity himself. But it's getting harder because he's not as dominant as before where he didn't need to depend much on opportunities unexpectedly arisen in favor of him to win a slam, hence why he's able to win so many times.
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won wimbledon, silver medal at olympics, several masters and is no1 in the world

complete mug, this federer
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He's declining since 2007, nothing new here. Simply, he was so high when his fall began, he's still competitive despite struggling against big hitters and losing his power, reactivity, stamina and consistency.
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Re: The Federer Decline Thread (Is he done, will he win another Slam)

everybody knows it will be very hard to get #18. it was already a milestone he achieved #17 and the #1-record at wimby. so there's no reason for panic again. he should rest up and prepare for the indoors season. next try at the ao 2013, simple as that
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