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Simon Reed: Sorry, Fed: You're still the best

I was surprised to see Simon Reed was prepared to say so much:


"I want to start with a heartfelt apology to all Roger Federer fans. I got it really wrong.

Before the Australian Open I really did feel that the demands of fatherhood, plus the trouble that he showed at times closing out big matches last year, meant that we had seen the best of him.

I still thought he would have occasional great moments, but that they would become fewer and fewer.

Yet that one performance against Andy Murray at the final in Melbourne blows that theory out of the water.

Federer's decline will happen one day - it might be next year, it might be the year after.

But there's one thing you can say for sure about this season: he has got it back.

His form ebbed and flowed a little through the tournament - just as it did last year - and he even looked a little shaky in the opener against Igor Andreev, but when it came down to the big points in the big matches he came through, and in style.

Never was it better illustrated than in the third set of the final against Murray. With the Scot serving for the set, Federer came up with the goods to break, then closed out the win.

Not for a second did I think I'd be saying this, but if Federer wins again at Roland Garros then the Grand Slam is genuinely on.

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I spoke to Andy after the final, and the thing that really got to him about his loss wasn't the missed set points in the tie-break, it was faltering when serving for the third set.

His star is still rising, though, and there's no reason to think that he won't spend most of this season as the number two in the world.

Part of that, sadly, is to do with Rafael Nadal's injury trouble.

He obviously thought he had the problems licked, and while nobody knows - not even him - how bad the latest set-back will be, it seems like the trouble isn't going away yet.

Let's all hope he'll get back to full fitness, because he's a cracking bloke and his talent is fantastic. I thought the best two sets of the whole tournament were the stunning first two against Murray in the quarter-final.

Of the other players, I was pleased to see Marin Cilic - one of my pre-season tips - play so well, particularly when he dug in and saved the match against Bernard Tomic.

Novak Djokovic had his moments too, and I believe he will stay in the world's top three and win more Grand Slams in the coming years. I still do think that Murray is a better player, though, and he will probably spend most of his career ranked above the Serbian."


http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/tennis.../article/1747/

The current greatness league of active players in order of achievements to date (a factual comparison rather than fan biased assessment):

Federer 17 GS, 6 Year End Masters, 24 Master Series.
Nadal 14 GS, 27 Master Series, 1 Olympic Gold.
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But there's one thing you can say for sure about this season: he has got it back.
No way Fed is winning another grand slam this year
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Re: Simon Reed: Sorry, Fed: You're still the best

atheists ask for proof of God

today proof is confirmed

either this is the biggest jinx in the history of jinx-ology

or......... simon reed is no longer satan.... you decide

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enjoying his humble pie
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No way Fed is winning another grand slam this year
yep, the curse is on

I had hopes for Wimbledon

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Oh Fuck he's put his voodoo on Roger
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Simon Reed has learned the power of his jinx. First Rafa now Roger. I figure he's planning on jinxing the whole of the top 10 bar Andy and then Andy is sure to win that first slam.

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Federer has been officially jinxed. This is a sad day for the GOAT-tards.

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Andy Murray has to be favourite for Wimbledon now.

The current greatness league of active players in order of achievements to date (a factual comparison rather than fan biased assessment):

Federer 17 GS, 6 Year End Masters, 24 Master Series.
Nadal 14 GS, 27 Master Series, 1 Olympic Gold.
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It seems the Eurosport people have finally found a translator magic enough that it can make his garbage seem like sense

Will Federer regain the #1 spot and break Sampras's record for most weeks at the top?

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Watch Murray will win Miami or IW defeating fed and Reed will be back in full swing.
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Simon Reed has just lost his comedy value and that means from no on no one will find anything of any special value in his articles, I think he will lose many readers if he continues this serious. It is like when Adam Sandler does serious movies and tries to be a serious actor, Simon Reed should embrace the fact that he is a clown and a tard, let everyone have a good laught at his expense.
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Andy is free

Go Andy!

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Just wait until Murray wins Dubai and Simon Reed will come back to his senses and say something like: "Murray is still the best player in the world outside grand slams, if Murray plays like he did in Dubai certanly there will be nothing Federer or anyone else can do to stop Murray from winning Wimbledon and US Open"
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