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Can Federer Have An Agassi Like Career In His 30s?

Do You think Federer can do as well as Agassi did after he hit 30 or even better, and win at least another 4 slams.

I think he definitely can.
I say he will be top 5 until 2015 and his slam total will be at least 20 at the bare minimum.
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Yes, he can. He has showed no signs of getting any worse. He'll have some bad losses every now and then but he will be solid until he retires. When he does retire, he will probably be ranked inside the top 20.

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Re: Can Federer Have An Agassi Like Career In His 30s?

I dunno about 20 at a bare minimum.

21 tops.

Federer can have an Agassi-like career in his 30's, but he has to stay in shape. That's it pretty much.

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If he gets to play mugs like Clement and Schuettler in slam finals.
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I hope so. He relies more on movement than Andre did but he's also got a better serve.



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Definitely possible, and as weird as this may sound, but the last 3, 4 months, he seems more sure of himself when he's on the court, before he hired Annacone. Just my observation.

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everyone and their mothers were questioning federers motivation. Would he still be motivated after winning 16 grand slams? I am sure federer proved the haters wrong in the past 5-6 months.

If federer stays motivated and in shape, the only people i see stopping fed is nadal. If nadal is in a gs final, fed probably wont win it, but if its anyone else, feds got a great chance.
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Of course he can, injury took alot out of agassi. With rogers near perfect health for his entire career it will stand him in good shape for the remainder of his career however long he wants to continue.

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Maybe maybe not. Fed doesn't seem like the type of guy who will settle for anything less then being in or around the top and winning. He won't stay around as long as Andre anyways. If he can still go and has a chance at the slams in 2-3 years maybe. But after 2012 he may just call it quits. Especially if Nadal is still around dominating. Fed is only getting older, not better and nadal is in the prime-best years of his career. If nadal continues to dominate and Fed realizes he cant stop him, he wont stick around.. His ego is too big and he dominated for so long at the top, anything less is unbearable for the guy for sure
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it all depends on if he still enjoys playing. physically there should be no problem.
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Maybe maybe not. Fed doesn't seem like the type of guy who will settle for anything less then being in or around the top and winning. He won't stay around as long as Andre anyways. If he can still go and has a chance at the slams in 2-3 years maybe. But after 2012 he may just call it quits. Especially if Nadal is still around dominating. Fed is only getting older, not better and nadal is in the prime-best years of his career. If nadal continues to dominate and Fed realizes he cant stop him, he wont stick around.. His ego is too big and he dominated for so long at the top, anything less is unbearable for the guy for sure
he is afterall, one of the greats. And to be honest, your acting like nadals going to be making finals of every slam for the next 2-3 years. I do not know if that is likely... federer will capitalize.
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Maybe maybe not. Fed doesn't seem like the type of guy who will settle for anything less then being in or around the top and winning. He won't stay around as long as Andre anyways. If he can still go and has a chance at the slams in 2-3 years maybe. But after 2012 he may just call it quits. Especially if Nadal is still around dominating. Fed is only getting older, not better and nadal is in the prime-best years of his career. If nadal continues to dominate and Fed realizes he cant stop him, he wont stick around.. His ego is too big and he dominated for so long at the top, anything less is unbearable for the guy for sure
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he is afterall, one of the greats. And to be honest, your acting like nadals going to be making finals of every slam for the next 2-3 years. I do not know if that is likely... federer will capitalize.

I don't expect Nadal to win every slam for the next 2-3 years but you have to expect him to win the MAJORITY especially grass and clay and can't expect Fed to keep his results passed this year or next. He doesn't have the stranglehold on the hardcourt slams of course but Djokovic and Murray are still at their best on hardcourts, and you never know there maybe finally someone else who gets into the into the mix with the top 4. Fed isn't getting better, only getting older and you can't expect him to dominate and win slam after slam.

And even though he is giving alot of lip service to the media, Im sorry I just can't see Fed ACCEPTING just sitting there watching all the younger bucks winning the slams while he continues to decline with age.

I can see Fed winning 1-2 more slams reasonably, but to continue to play well into his 30s, only to see his skills decline, see his results decline and watch everyone else win slams? 5-9 more years of that? Fed is not going to do that.

Agassi performed well into his 30s but people also FORGET, he took a 3 year hiatus which actually helped him. But what he was accomplishing in his 30s, he should have been accomplishing in his 30s. Another thing people forget that the two Australian Opens Agassi on his 30s consisted of CRAP DRAWS. If he would have saw some great players on the other side of the net he probably wouldn't have won a slam after the 2000 Australian Open when he was 29 years old. Today the field is better then it was in 2001 and 2003. Fed has also been carrying the burden being at the top the last 6-7 years without a break. Agassi is an exception to the rule, not the rule.
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Yes. Don't know if he'll win 4 but unless it's Nadal across the net in GS finals, chances are he's going to win. His game is fluid so his health/injuries shouldn't be a problem. He'll get his chances (lucky) if he keeps playing. I'm glad he got married and had kids - puts tennis in perspective - he won't get down on himself too much and keep playing. It's another 4-5 years before the kids need to be in school or he can hire tutors.
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Maybe maybe not. Fed doesn't seem like the type of guy who will settle for anything less then being in or around the top and winning. He won't stay around as long as Andre anyways. If he can still go and has a chance at the slams in 2-3 years maybe. But after 2012 he may just call it quits.
I think he'll play til 35 provided he still believes he can win slams, even if its only one slam a year.

Don't think a retirement in 2012 is on the cards at all now, as I think he'll still stay top 3 or 4 by then and win 2 or 3 slams from now til the end of 2012.
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