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He's past his best, same as any other player his age 39 30.95%
He is deliberately tanking to save his energy for the French Open 7 5.56%
He is not deliberately tanking but doesn't care about non-majors 69 54.76%
He wants to avoid Nadal 11 8.73%
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post #1 of 85 (permalink) Old 04-27-2010, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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What is happening with Federer?

Why is it that the world #1 can't seem to win a match?

Why is there such a massive disparity between how he played at the AO and how he has played at all the other tournaments?
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Re: What is happening with Federer?

He's still a good player but he happens to play bad in the early rounds. Plus he's a bit of a mental midget.
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Re: What is happening with Federer?

The same thing that happened to Sampras.
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Re: What is happening with Federer?

Federer's reduced schedule has not been good for him at non-slam events.

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Re: What is happening with Federer?

He's become a bad front-runner in the last few months.

Anyway we should wait for the slams before declaring anything decisively.

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

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Re: What is happening with Federer?

Nothing....he'll be a force to beat at slams.

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Re: What is happening with Federer?

I guess a big part of the reason is lack of motivation. He has all the records, he has won RG, he will beat Sampras record of most weeks as a number one.

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Re: What is happening with Federer?

It's a simple as this, he ONLY cares about grand slams. He doesn't care about the other events at all. He deliberately tanks them, plays half heartedly, and only shows up because he's required to.
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Re: What is happening with Federer?

Hopefully, the first
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Re: What is happening with Federer?

He's in a slump at the moment. Nothing more, nothing less. It's a bit like last year - only worse. Whilst I don't think he will be back to his best, I certainly don't think he is finished.

I think he'll be stuck 1 week behind Sampras for the total weeks at no. 1 record. But if he can find back his form by the hard court season and delivers strong performances at the slams, he could be in with a shot about this time next year.
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Re: What is happening with Federer?

Federer is a rhythm player, and always has been. It doesn't help that he's playing good players in opening rounds before he can find his game.

However its more than that, and you can see that he can't find the timing on his shots. Its nothing to do with mental, lack of effort or whatever, but really a muscle memory problem.

He's a little less fast, a little less strong, and doesn't hit with the same racquet head speed that he once did. Consequently you need to adjust the timing on his swings, except that his old muscle memory is playing games with him and he can't quite settle it down.

He had this problem in 08 for awhile, and it took him a few months to settle himself down and find his range
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Re: What is happening with Federer?

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Nothing....he'll be a force to beat at slams.
Something evidently happened to him. He used to win non-GS events all the time in his prime years...

He's just not in his prime anymore, it's that simple.
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Re: What is happening with Federer?

2007+, Fed has won 13% of the masters and 54% of the slams.

What could it all mean?
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I guess a big part of the reason is lack of motivation.

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It's a simple as this, he ONLY cares about grand slams. He doesn't care about the other events at all. He deliberately tanks them, plays half heartedly, and only shows up because he's required to.
What a clownish response. He obviously cares but he's just not prepared enough to win them. If he didn't care about non GS, then he would have never put Estoril in his schedule.
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