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Can Federer get his game back before Wimbledon?

If he can get it together again I think he can win Wimbledon and the U.S. open but its a long long shot from happening. Its time for a reality check and new found confidence to pick up where he left off.

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Re: Can Federer get his game back before Wimbledon?

He can get his game back all he likes but he aint winning wimbledon
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I surely hope Federer can get back to his top form and win a few more grandslams, but I don't think he can ever be better than Nadal at least before Wimbledon. He might then have to take care of his family which means he won't be that much into tennis. Of course anything can happen in the future, who knows?

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he needs a new coach. Someone who will take him outside his comfort zone. Although all he really needs to be is stop playing crap tennis and he'll at the very least be challenging Nadal for number 1 again.
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Re: Can Federer get his game back before Wimbledon?

Fed's game hasn't gone anywhere. He still beats the players he SHOULD beat....and loses to the players he should lose to.

Losing to Stan was a bit weird, but Fed was due to lose to a few guys on clay. He is lucky to have had the success on clay that he has achieved the past few years...his clay game is not that great.
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Re: Can Federer get his game back before Wimbledon?

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Fed's game hasn't gone anywhere. He still beats the players he SHOULD beat....and loses to the players he should lose to.

Losing to Stan was a bit weird, but Fed was due to lose to a few guys on clay. He is lucky to have had the success on clay that he has achieved the past few years...his clay game is not that great.
Yeah sure. He's serving, hitting his forehand, and moving just as well as he always has, right? Not having complete collapses off either aspect, not having a -20+ W/UE ratio instead of +20+, right?

Keep living in fantasy land.

To the OP, yes of course he can win both; can he get his game back, or perhaps more, is he even capable of getting it back.. we will see. It's impossible to tell.

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Yeah sure. He's serving, hitting his forehand, and moving just as well as he always has, right? Not having complete collapses off either aspect, not having a -20+ W/UE ratio instead of +20+, right?

Keep living in fantasy land.

To the OP, yes of course he can win both; can he get his game back, or perhaps more, is he even capable of getting it back.. we will see. It's impossible to tell.
Fed still dominates most players not named Murray, Djokovic, and Nadal.

What a coincidence that his serve, forehand, and movement look worse when he's playing them....the best returners and retrievers in the game. They have simply continued to improve and Fed has fallen behind. That's how it goes in sports....Fed set a standard and the young guns are matching and surpassing it.
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Fed still dominates most players not named Murray, Djokovic, and Nadal.

What a coincidence that his serve, forehand, and movement look worse when he's playing them....the best returners and retrievers in the game. They have simply continued to improve and Fed has fallen behind. That's how it goes in sports....Fed set a standard and the young guns are matching and surpassing it.
Agreed.

I made that exact point here:
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showt...15#post3337715
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Re: Can Federer get his game back before Wimbledon?

I don't know. The reason why Federer was able to win the 3rd and 4th sets last Wimbledon was because he began to realize his backhand wasn't cutting it and constantly ran around it. But these days, his forehand is just an error fest.
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Fed still dominates most players not named Murray, Djokovic, and Nadal.

What a coincidence that his serve, forehand, and movement look worse when he's playing them....the best returners and retrievers in the game. They have simply continued to improve and Fed has fallen behind. That's how it goes in sports....Fed set a standard and the young guns are matching and surpassing it.
They look worse, period, regardless of who he's playing. Did you not just watch his recent match to Wawrinka? Oh but that's just a little weird right? And all the sudden he starts losing to Blake, Gonzo, etc. They all just incredibly upped their game, huh? And Nadal's incredible returns magically cause his 1st serve percentage, not his aces, his service winners, his percentage to fall to sub-40 levels? Whereas it was consistently 65%+ in his former years? If you honestly think Federer's been playing at a high level the past 6 months, we haven't been watching the same game. Goodness, Federer can't keep a forehand in the court to save his life and you think his level hasn't dropped? His absolute most dominant shot?

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Re: Can Federer get his game back before Wimbledon?

I wouldn't read too much into Federer's clay results, at least not from the standpoint of determining how well he might do at Wimbledon. I'm not making predictions one way or the other. I'm just saying that he could have a poor clay season, and rebound strongly on the grass. Let's wait for Halle! Remember, 10 of his 13 slams have come in the second half of the year!

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Re: Can Federer get his game back before Wimbledon?

A good example regarding Wimbledon was Sampras.Every time he struggled throughout the year he came back strong at Wimbledon.Very few players can play good tennis on grass and Federer is one of them.
Last year until the final he didn`t loose a set so that`s a good indication about his grasscourt play.He might have a couple of tough matches but other then Nadal i don`t see anyone taking 3 sets on grass from Federer.
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A good example regarding Wimbledon was Sampras.Every time he struggled throughout the year he came back strong at Wimbledon.Very few players can play good tennis on grass and Federer is one of them.
Last year until the final he didn`t loose a set so that`s a good indication about his grasscourt play.He might have a couple of tough matches but other then Nadal i don`t see anyone taking 3 sets on grass from Federer.
Yep. It will be interesting to see if Murray can cause any disruption this year to either Nadal or Federer on the grass. I would still pick Federer or Nadal over Murray, but he could be a dangerous player to have in your half of the draw...
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Re: Can Federer get his game back before Wimbledon?

Of course he can. Although he's never going to be what he used to be because age is catching up with him.
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Re: Can Federer get his game back before Wimbledon?

I used to think he could, but now I'm not that sure. Of course, this is mostly based on his performances in Masters events, for which he apparently has lost interest/motivation since Wimbledon last year (and by that I mean not reaching at least to the same stages he used to in previous editions. What he achieved might be a terrific season for any other player not named Federer or Nadal). However, Grand Slams still seem to spark a different reaction in his mind, so everything might go.

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