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Federer: "If I compare myself with my 2005 level, I certainly play better today"

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right, lol. What is he saying about Djokovic in that article?
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right, lol. What is he saying about Djokovic in that article?
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Have you kept your level or have decreased? Are the competitors got better?
If I compare myself with 2005, I play better today, certainly. We have improved all of us. All of the distances from the tip are much closer, so it's harder still to win all the time. I am no longer so dominant has to do with the fact that I have changed my plans. 2005, 2006 and 2007 I have many Masters 1000 (after the four Grand Slam tournaments biggest tournaments) left out, everything set to smaller tournaments. I have done a lot of breaks to recover.

Just as now it just Djokovic did with the abandonment of Monte Carlo?
Yes, Novak then again only played in Belgrade - and won. So there was his series and he has received further fueled self-confidence. So I had it for a long time and held until the review by the ATP, the players and tournaments was so loud. I then decided to play as all Masters 1000, or at least seven or eight out of nine. I do it because it's good for tennis, although I play now rather than 15 and 16 Finals. But I wonder if I'll be back next year at Indian Wells and play it directly in Miami.

Against Djokovic, you have now lost three times in succession. How do you stop such negative series?
I have him beaten twice before. But we are both good players too, as if that one of us lose two times in series. In Australia it was quite close, in Indian Wells, I was once again very close. Novak is now in a phase where it can easily thrash the balls on it. But yeah, I think about what I need to change the next time against him.

Djokovic is without doubt the man of the first half. Would you have expected him in the duel Nadal - Federer to intervene?
It takes a long time he had. For some time passes between Nadal, Djokovic, Murray and myself back and forth. Late last year, I gained more against the top five, now it's Djokovic.

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The field has improved there is no doubt about that. In the past Federer was the best mover now he is not even in the top 3. Certain aspects of his game like serve have improved in my view but the slower courts currently nullify the serve. He is more mature and knows his game but he does not have the stamina to keep hitting those miraculous shots of his. His game is easy on the body but playing against the likes of Nadal, Djokovic and Murray who get everything back is not easy. So all in all I think he has lost effectiveness in certain areas whilst also gaining in other areas.
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Thanks. I used Babel Fish to translate the whole article. If anybody is interested here is the link. It's not perfect but it's not too bad either.

http://babelfish.yahoo.com/translate...rUrl=Translate

I like when he says "I do not feel necessarily as number three, although the classification surely says the truth. But I am presented with tournaments not as number three, but as Roger Federer".
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The field has improved there is no doubt about that. In the past Federer was the best mover now he is not even in the top 3. Certain aspects of his game like serve have improved in my view but the slower courts currently nullify the serve. He is more mature and knows his game but he does not have the stamina to keep hitting those miraculous shots of his. His game is easy on the body but playing against the likes of Nadal, Djokovic and Murray who get everything back is not easy. So all in all I think he has lost effectiveness in certain areas whilst also gaining in other areas.


Olderer's serve is powderpuff right now compared to 2005.
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Is this a joke?

His ego seems to be blinding him.
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Re: Federer: "If I compare myself with my 2005 level, I certainly play better today"

Roddick says the same thing.
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After all these feats, it's basically rather sad he's doing all he can to become yesterday's news as quickly as possible.

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Re: Federer: "If I compare myself with my 2005 level, I certainly play better today"

And yet, just 5 short months ago, commentators/sports writers were saying Fed at the WTF was playing some of the best tennis of his career.



"When I'm asked, how is it to be around Federer, and what is he really like, I always reply, "I wish people could meet him when cameras or an audience aren't around, as he is one of the nicest people I have ever met when stringing on tour. " -- drakulie
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Re: Federer: "If I compare myself with my 2005 level, I certainly play better today"

On a tennis skill basis he possibly has improved.

Does he believe his fitness, speed, balance and movement have improved. They all seem to have declined slightly resulting in him less effectively able to deploy his game and not being so well positioned to hit his shots which has resulted in more unforced errors.

On the mental side of the game increased age seems to have generated more uncertainty and made him more cautious. Greater numbers of unforced errors have also driven the mental change.

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

Federer 18 GS, 6 Year End Masters, 24 Master Series.
Nadal 14 GS, 28 Master Series, 1 Olympic Gold.
Djokovic 12 GS, 5 Year End Masters, 30 Master Series.


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