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Roger Federer 0 0%
Juan Carlos Ferrero 29 38.67%
Lleyton Hewitt 16 21.33%
David Nalbandian 30 40.00%
Andy Roddick 0 0%
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Who will be the next player from the 'Magnificent Seven' to retire?

N.B. The title of 'Magnificent Seven' for this group of players was created by an Australian Tennis Magazine in early 2004... I did not create the name for my favourite group of players.

With the retirement of Guillermo Coria in April 2009 and Marat Safin in November 2009, who will be the next from this group of players to retire?

Predict the order.

Players performing at the highest level over a 52-week period since I started following tennis:

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Hewitt Roddick Murray Ferrero (Tard #28) Agassi

Kuerten Ferrer Coria Davydenko Del Potro Safin Nalbandian Ljubicic Wawrinka
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Re: Who will be the next player from the 'Magnificent Seven' to retire?

Nalbandian of course. He doesn't care about tennis.

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Re: Who will be the next player from the 'Magnificent Seven' to retire?

Ferrero or Nalbandian.

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Re: Who will be the next player from the 'Magnificent Seven' to retire?

in this order:

Nalby
Ferrero
Lleyton
Rodick

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Yep I'm afraid it's Nalbandian and such a shame if he'll never win a GS title.

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I would love to see Nalby win a slam before he retires. Unfortunately, his chances are going from slim to almost none at this point.

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Re: Who will be the next player from the 'Magnificent Seven' to retire?

Nalby has already given a timeframe. He wants to retire by age 30, right? While Federer wants to play at least until the 2012 Olympics.

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Re: Who will be the next player from the 'Magnificent Seven' to retire?

Roddick's younger than Fed, isn't he? Still a fixture in the top 8. And London 2012 should suit him too.

Those two will be the last, I should think. The others could go at any time.
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Federer would want to play until 40 if his body lets him....
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Depends on injuries. Hewitt or Ferrero could miss 8 months, drop outside the top100 and have to come back and play challengers.
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Re: Who will be the next player from the 'Magnificent Seven' to retire?

Looking forward to seeing Nalby back on court, but I guess he will be one of the first to retire off these guys. Maybe Roddick will wait until Fed retires and then wins one more slam

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Re: Who will be the next player from the 'Magnificent Seven' to retire?

Good question.

Honestly not sure who I'd pick, although I could see all of them retiring within the next 3 seasons.

We already know about Nalbandian's intentions, although obviously he might not stick to them.

Ferrero and Hewitt are probably closest to retirement out of this group imo...don't see either of them doing anything particularly noteworthy in the biggest events now. Much more emphasis in today's game on having a big weapon to call upon, and neither of them has one. For me, the question is how much longer they will each stay motivated. Probably a little more motivation for Hewitt (Davis Cup), given the lack of depth in Australian tennis, while it wouldn't take much for Ferrero to fall behind the leading pack of Spanish players, and out of sight out of mind.

I don't necessarily believe that Federer will continue to play until the 2012 Olympics...the Slams are everything to him now as far as winning titles is concerned, and I think that once he finally starts to come unstuck in some of the earlier rounds, he will be seriously contemplating his future. Maybe this might start to happen next year, or perhaps the year after...only time will tell.

I don't see Roddick continuing on for too much longer either. Sure, his serve will keep him competitive for as long as he wants to play (barring injuries), within reason, but I think it is fair to say that he is on his way back down again (could have a fight to finish top 8 next year), and I question how much longer he could stay interested in that case.

Anyway, to give a definitive answer...I'll take Ferrero over Hewitt.
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Re: Who will be the next player from the 'Magnificent Seven' to retire?

Nalbandian probably. Roddick will probably be the last to retire, seeing as how he is only 26 atm.
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