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Was It A Strategic Tank : Poll & Discussion

i have seen at least 3 other foums now and even checked out some blogs. there is some speculation that it may have been a strategic tank. call it the principle of bounded rationality. it was rational to him so he did it what ever his reasons might be.

or was he just ill? he did look pale and appears to have lost some weight.

it might be interesting to see what a poll might suggest here. was it a strategic tank? if so, why? what exactly could have been some of those reasons/

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Roger losing a match seems to inflict Mad Cow Disease is some people...

it will be a mad swiss disease if he keeps getting blasted on the court.

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i have seen at least 3 other foums now and even checked out some blogs. there is some speculation that it may have been a strategic tank. call it the principle of bounded rationality. it was rational to him so he did it what ever his reason might be.

or was he just ill? he did look pale and appears to have lost some weight.

it might be interesting to see what a poll might suggest here. was it a strategic tank? if so, why?
Please explain to me why the hell he would tank a SF at an AMS tournament? This was an opportunity to distance himself even further in the rankings from Nadal, win his first tournament of they year, and above all, prove that he's not declining after all. What could he possibly have gained by tanking this match?
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It wasn't a tank but something seemed to be bothering him.
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Please explain to me why the hell he would tank a SF at an AMS tournament? This was an opportunity to distance himself even further in the rankings from Nadal, win his first tournament of they year, and above all, prove that he's not declining after all. What could he possibly have gained by tanking this match?

i never said he tanked. there is speculation that he did. my objective was to promote a discussion on this deal and see how people feel.

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Not a tank, He has to be insane to tank a AMS semifinal, especcially since he is yet to reach a final this year.
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Arguably the dumbest thread ever started. There is no reason for Federer to tank.

Tim Henman--Gael Monfils--James Blake--Donald Young--Rafael Nadal--Jo-Wilfried Tsonga--John Isner--Janko Tipsarevic--Richard Gasquet.

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i never said he tanked. there is speculation that he did. my objective was to promote a discussion on this deal and see how people feel.
But having read the speculation, I would think you'd know why people are saying that he'd tanked. They must have some justification for that speculation, right?

(Edit: And actually, you voted "It Was a Strategic Tank" so apparently you do think he tanked)
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At some point Federer is going to decline. We are seeing the start of that now. That is all. Tanking here would not be good for Federer before the Claycourt season where he normally only wins Hamburg.
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oh cmon

this is not even worth discussing
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But having read the speculation, I would think you'd know why people are saying that he'd tanked. They must have some justification for that speculation, right?

(Edit: And actually, you voted "It Was a Strategic Tank" so apparently you do think he tanked)

i can think of one or two and thats the point of this discussion.

for instance, Fed knows he is not playing his very best tennis right now so why get decimated by Djokovic back to back. it would not be good for his confidence and it may just further accelerate Djokovic`s climb to the top.

Fed knew that since Nadal lost, his lead over him was back up 900+ points so his #1 rank would be safe for now. as it is, the Swiss press has been beating up on him.

he can say--as he has been saying--that he is still #1. he could regroup in time and find his game again and do well on clay and at Wimbledon. the man is not finished yet but probably did not want to hand Djokovic another easy victory. that would have signaled in many people`s mind--as well as his mind--that he is no longer the top dog.

no he can just say that Fish played superb. Fish was top 20 a while back and he did gun down Davydenko and Hewitt here.

he increased his lead. he will gain points again in Miami and he will take his chances at Wimby and at the U.S. Open.

it may have been a very smart move.

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where can i thank this thread?

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