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Federer's goal to win 20 grand slam finals.. Can he do it ?

LONDON -- Roger Federer wants to win at least 20 Grand Slam titles before he retires.

The 29-year-old Swiss player earned his 16th title with a victory at the Australian Open this year. But he failed to get beyond the quarterfinals at the French Open and Wimbledon. He's dropped to No. 3 in the rankings, his lowest position since November 2003.

However, Federer told the BBC that winning 20 majors is a realistic goal.

"I believe that having won three Grand Slams per season three times, and two per year a couple of times, it's something doable for me," he said. "I only play 16-20 tournaments per year, so I'm not overplaying, and that keeps the fire burning."



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Re: Federer's goal to win 20 grand slam finals.. Can he do it ?

Whoa... He actually said it. Alright then, it will happen.
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Re: Federer's goal to win 20 grand slam finals.. Can he do it ?

I guess he needs something to shoot for and keep him going. It's not happening in this kind of form though.

Certainly has it in him, if anyone.

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Re: Federer's goal to win 20 grand slam finals.. Can he do it ?

He can, if he can be like Serena and just peak during Slams at the right times. If he regains his form, certainly has the ability to win at least Wimbledon and the USO once more before he eventually retires.

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As a fan, the fact that he says he has this 'goal' scares and enthrals me at the same time. Will need to improve but he's sounding so motivated in every presser to keep plugging away, so who knows..

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Never was a big fan of Roger, but I wish he would achieve this.

And he can.
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Federer has achieved so much in his career that he can set his 'goals' on a whim. On the one hand he tells reporters that one of his goals is to qualify for the World Tour Finals in London. When quizzed about the Olympics he states that it is his goal to win there. Now we have this. Federer's accomplishments are in unchartered territory and so whenever he alludes to his goals I tend to interpret this as a statement of his desire rather than an assertion that it is his do-or-die target.

Then again he and his fitness trainer Pierre Paganini have apparently chalked out a '5 year plan' from 2010-2014 so you never know. What is good to see is that he still has the will to win and the motivation to work hard for it even though it is looking increasingly unlikely that he will reach 20 majors.
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It isn't entirely unrealistic to get 4 more majors. I mean regardless of a good draw and some luck, Federer is still Federer and should still be at the very least a slight favorite wherever he goes.

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If he can win the US Open in a couple of weeks, then yes, he can do it, if not, i think the best case scenario is 18, or 19 for him. It's really a great oppurtunity right now, Murray, Djokovic, Davy, Roddick, all far from their very best, Del Potro won't play, so if he could find his form, he could take a huge step in that direction.
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if he plays 4 or 5 more years it's doable, specially if he wins the USO this year
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Re: Federer's goal to win 20 grand slam finals.. Can he do it ?

Certainly feasible.

Will always be a contender at Wimbledon and the AO can always give chances owing to others not prepared early in the year. FO not likely to win again and US Open difficult as Saturday/Sunday semi-final/final more difficult as the body gets older.

Fitness of Federer and Nadal will also be a factor.

Expect Federer and Nadal to win 6 of the next 13 grand slams.

Best estimate is 2 more, but any number between 0 and 4 realistic.
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Re: Federer's goal to win 20 grand slam finals.. Can he do it ?

The way Federer's game is at the moment, it would only be a slight surprise that he does not win another major. However, Federer seems to have the motivation to win more tournaments. By keeping himself fit and healthy and by tweaking a few aspects of his game (which he finally seems to be doing), he's probably going to win a few more grandslams. Besides, top sportsmen and women are always dangerous floaters long past their best. They have a wealth of experience at the top level and some days they are just feeling it and roll back the years (for a match or tournament anyway).
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Re: Federer's goal to win 20 grand slam finals.. Can he do it ?

I've said for a while that I think he'll equal Martina with 18. I don't think he'll get any more than that.

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