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post #181 of 1346 (permalink) Old 03-24-2011, 12:47 AM
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Re: Will Federer become number 1 again?

that wasn't the full quote, though. this is:

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Q. Off of the question he just asked, one of the criticisms of you came recently from Martina Navratilova saying that she doubted whether you'd be back at the level of three or four years ago or back at No. 1. The fact it's coming from her, does that register at all for you?

ROGER FEDERER: Sure. You'd rather hear other things, you know. Maybe she missed the London World Tour Finals. I don't know. Maybe she was somewhere else climbing Kilimanjaro. I don't know. I love her. Look, I think she's been an inspiration to my wife and I always love seeing her, but if you had the microphone in front of you and you get a negative question, you get dragged into it. You have to answer it. So that's what happens. And she's in front of the microphone a lot of times, you know, like other experts, as well, and eventually you can't just say only good things. You have to also say more negative things. Then you pick up on these, and next thing you know it's like I'm being asked and then I have to answer it, which is unfortunate. I have no problem with Martina. She's allowed to say.
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Re: Will Federer become number 1 again?

No time to read 11 pages of responses here but without injuries or major upsets in early rounds of his rivals it will be difficult. That said however I feel he can still win grand slam titles. Would anyone be shocked if he found top form this summer and won Wimbledon and the U.S. Open? I don't feel a player should retire when he is still capable of winning majors.
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Re: Will Federer become number 1 again?

People need to wake up. Olderer is not winning anymore slams - neither is he going to become #1.
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Re: Will Federer become number 1 again?

All I know is he became no.3 again, which is good for the game.
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Re: Will Federer become number 1 again?

Fed's got a lot left, hasn't bombed out early at any tournaments and has the most points since Toronto.
He just recently said he'll play better than he has also, well on that note we'll just have to see. There are areas he can improve, the serve is one area that can be improved and just needs to be worked on some. He lost some points because of it to Nole.

He's still pretty motivated and will be working hard.

Whether it's age, injuries or just not hitting the practice courts it doesn't matter.

He has shown a high level, higher than anyone else recently except Nole.
Don't expect him to lay down anytime soon.

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Re: Will Federer become number 1 again?

I think his best shot is if he would have defended his AO title, but now i'm not so sure anymore. He would need to win Wimby & USO most likely
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Re: Will Federer become number 1 again?

I would like to see Roger win 2 more slams...both Wimbledon. That's it!
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I doubt it.

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I think his reign is truly over.

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Re: Will Federer become number 1 again?

No and it really doesnt matter.
He's getting older and his days at the top is really over.
But I wont count him out at wimbledon just yet to add more grandslam.
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Re: Will Federer become number 1 again?

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It will interesting to see if Djokovic can do to Federer and Nadal what Lendl did to McEnroe and Connors 25 years ago; dominate with physical strength and condition and commitment and take over the number 1 spot for a long time.
I've thought this way a long time ago : Djokovic incarnating Lendl, Fed Borg, Nadal McEnroe
... except that here McEnroe was an incarnation of a beautiful genious tennis whereas Nadal is an incarnation of physical strength in my eyes : Nadal may be more fragile than Djokovic in the end, but anyway he's much stronger physically than Nole.

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Re: Will Federer become number 1 again?

I hate Sampras, so i hope it will happen just once. But i'm not confident.
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Re: Will Federer become number 1 again?

Sorry but Federer has passed his prime and from now on the competition gets harder for him not easier. Also as he gets beaten more often even the lower ranked guys will have more confidence against him because they see that he is not unbeatable. No matter what happens from now on Fed is already considered the GOAT by most but even the GOAT can only be on top for so long and he's been on top for a very long time now. I just don't see him regaining #1.
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I just want him back at World No. 1 to overtake Sampras in weeks at No. 1. Otherwise, I hope Djoker takes it.
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Re: Will Federer become number 1 again?

He most definitely will not! Nadal and Djokovic are clearly better on clay and most hard courts events. The trend is and will continue to be negative for Rogie.
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