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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 #121 of 1591 (permalink) Old 10-18-2008, 01:58 PM
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The END of an era

I think this match is the real end of the Federer era.
Wimbledon final was just the switch between him and Nadal, but this match showed that FEDERER is vulnerable on hard courts when he plays strong baseliners that are also very good servers that can play consistently his backhand.

With Nadal, Murray and maybe A reloaded 2009-Djokovic having the formula, we can imagine Federer winning more tourneys , maybe 1 or 2 GSs, but I cannot imagine him regaining world no.1 position.

Anyway, if Murray can keep the rhytm he will replace Nadal somewhere in the future, but he has to be able to gain more and more consistency.

Murray reminds me of Federer in 2003.

He has the tools + a double handed backhand.

We will see, but, I repeat, Federer era ends clearly today.
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Re: The END of an era

Do you think Federer gives a fuck about TMS tournaments anymore?

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Re: The END of an era

changing of the guard was going to happen sooner or later. federer just going to do what sampras did and just concentrate on the grand slams and not the number 1 ranking..
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Re: The END of an era

Maybe true, however lets see whether Nadal plays tennis at the age of 27 on two legs
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Re: The END of an era

the real question that comes to my mind is what will be Federer's mental state when he will understand, deeply inside his being, that he cannot be no. 1 anymore.

Will he be able to play , like Agassi, until 36, just because he loves hugely THE GAME ITSELF ? or the EGO will land again and will tell him to retire ?

I am extremely curious. At the end of 2009 we will have the answer, I think.
And i also wanna see the Fed vs Muzza match in Shanghai. Is a big chance to have one, isn't it ?
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Re: The END of an era

The era ended a awhile ago but the king lives on. Fed proved this summer that he can and will win the big titles still. So step off!

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I didn't mention, and I think it's necessary.

If we'd have the tools to measure a fan's devotion, believe me, I'd be in top 10 in the world as a Roger's worshipper.

It hurts me deeply to realise what i just wrote here...
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Re: The END of an era

he will still win a few more grand slams imo
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the real question that comes to my mind is what will be Federer's mental state when he will understand, deeply inside his being, that he cannot be no. 1 anymore.

Will he be able to play , like Agassi, until 36, just because he loves hugely THE GAME ITSELF ? or the EGO will land again and will tell him to retire ?

I am extremely curious. At the end of 2009 we will have the answer, I think.
And i also wanna see the Fed vs Muzza match in Shanghai. Is a big chance to have one, isn't it ?
You really think Federer wont be nr1 ever again?

I think he could win 3 slams next year, but I am expecting him to win 2 and end world nr1 next year.
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Maybe true, however lets see whether Nadal plays tennis at the age of 27 on two legs

In the same fashion one could ask "where was Federer at Nadal's age?" but comparisons like these are so useless. They're 2 COMPLETELY different players.
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ehh, why wasn't this brought up after the us open final? oh...

and exactly, federer is 27, Murray is 21, he should be better than Federer, but he isn't. And as for Nadal, he won't be playing near the level he is now in 5 years.

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Your right. It is an end to an era. Instead of Federer winning 3 Slams every year... he may 'only' win 1 or 2.

Unless you can see into the future.. this thread is just pathetic.
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Re: The END of an era

For me the era started to end long ago. During the second half of 2007 he started to grow more and more dependant on his serve, his forehand changed form to the worse and his groundstrokes got less crisp. Along with that, losses caused his aura of invincibility to diminsh at a steady rate.

I'd like to see him make some sort of fundamental restart of his career, involving a coach. He can't play the way he did against Djokovic and Murray in the US Open on a daily basis. Murray was also not playing nearly as well as he did against Nadal on that occasion.

My thoughts right now. Maybe I'll laugh at this post a few hours ahead.
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Re: The END of an era

Roger's era of dominance came to a screeching halt in Miami 2007, after losing successive matches to Guillermo Canas. However, he managed to pick himself up off the mat and win two Grand Slam finals which he very easily could have lost. I can't quite grasp why people find it so difficult to grasp that JesusFed will only be making appearances at major events. It's not that such talk is premature, but rather belated. It's the equivalent of declaring Roger the runner-up of Wimbledon almost a year after the fact.
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Re: The END of an era

So everybody right now is standing on the cliff... watching the storm slowly wearing away... sunlight is finally shining through after all these years... It is time to go home and welcome a new era of peace.

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