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Is Federer done? (seriously)

It's not a mug thread.
Look at Federer's movement, he runs like a grandfather. Every faster ball makes him play moonball and defensively.
Hewitt was returning quite aggressively and won tons of points on Fed's first serve.
Timing is getting worse and worse.
And no bullshit like slams are important, because the same thing happened in RG.

Roger just can't play better, he is 29 years old, and it's time to realize that he will never be back.
Australian Open 2010 was his last big tournament, where he played some good strokes with excellent movement.
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So in Australian open he was young enough to thrash Murray, but now after 6 months he is not?
Noone wins all the time, accept it and stop starting unserious threads.
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Yap! He's D-O-N-E!
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Simply. He isn't working.

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Federer is not done, you can't reach a final when you are done. His domination days are over and that for glory hunters might indicate a need to move to a different player so for them, and only them, Federer is surely done.
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Federer is slower but he's still capable of competing and winning at the highest level. What bothers me however is that he chokes and loses his focus time and time again. The guy is incredibly talented but he's got the mental fortitude of a five year old.
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Re: Is Federer done? (seriously)

We already have a (failed) thread for this.

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We should be appreciative of Federer though, because we will never see anything like him again. The fact he can still compete for slams ever after the erosion of his physical skills is really a greater testament to the natural talent he has than the period of time when he was dominating the tour.
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He sits around on his couch all day eating cheetos and watching replies of 2004 USO F, 2006 TMC SF, and 2007 AO SF. No time for practice, just more glory. Hopefully he loses to Boggo r1 at Wimbledon, maybe that will shake him from his mummified state of arrogance. Mirka and Mary Jo Fernandez probably take care of the kids and run all the errands too.

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Federer is not done, you can't reach a final when you are done. His domination days are over and that for glory hunters might indicate a need to move to a different player so for them, and only them, Federer is surely done.
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Give me a fucking break. Another one of these threads?
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He sits around on his couch all day eating cheetos and watching replies of 2004 USO F, 2006 TMC SF, and 2007 AO SF. No time for practice, just more glory. Hopefully he loses to Boggo r1 at Wimbledon, maybe that will shake him from his mummified state of arrogance. Mirka and Mary Jo Fernandez probably take care of the kids and run all the errands too.
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Re: Is Federer done? (seriously)

No, he isn't done being a top player. He's still #2 in the world, he still makes it deep in most events he plays, he still is right there in the slams. But he has been done for a while as far as being a dominant player. He will no longer dominate the rest of the tour. That is as much everyone else as it is him.
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Federer is not done, you can't reach a final when you are done. His domination days are over and that for glory hunters might indicate a need to move to a different player so for them, and only them, Federer is surely done.
He made final in Halle because of playing mugs on his road.
Of course, he can win something If he plays a event like Delray Beach, but I doubt he will win anything If he is forced to meet someone who is not his servant.

Since Wimbledon 2009, Davydenko, Soderling, Berdych , Hewitt oraz even Montanes broke this awful record against Federer, it's not a coincidence.
Ferrer was quite close in Madrid.
I think more are more players will break their h2h series against Roger in future.

He can win a fluke title, but I can't see Roger winning anything defeating some good players.
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Re: Is Federer done? (seriously)

no, IMHO he is not done.

he has lost recently to players that he completely dominated (davydenko, soderling, hewitt, baghdatis), but i mean one day they all had to get that 1st win, in hewitts case, that 8th win after losing 15 straight matches.

age has caught up with federer, he is a step slower than he used to be, and since federer's game relies so much on timing and precision, it really affects his whole game whenever he gets engaged in baseline rallies, today against hewitt, his forehand went completely AWOL in the 3rd set, lost track of how UE he made with that one shot alone.

just seems to lose concentration a bit too easily.

not a fan of the guy, but definitely not counting him out for wimbledon, he is still the favourite.

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Federer is slower but he's still capable of competing and winning at the highest level. What bothers me however is that he chokes and loses his focus time and time again. The guy is incredibly talented but he's got the mental fortitude of a five year old.
Federer has no mental fortitude at all. He has never come through in a tight match. Always loses.
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