Re: Can Roger do what Agassi did in his 30s?
After turning 30 (or very nearly thirty), Agassi made 5 slam final of which he won 3. However, he beat Arnaud Clement, Rainer Schuttler in two of those 3 that he won. Federer will not have that fortune. I am positive that anyone he is likely to meet in the final of a slam, even if it is not Nadal or Djokovic will be a lot tougher.
And anyway, Andre spent the best part of his 20s lavishing, Federer on the other hand has achieved more than he could have dreamt of. While I am sure he would still love to win n be competitive, does he have the same hunger? I doubt it, he just cant be that motivated anymore. And anyway, too many miles on Roger's body by now.
Agassi had a love hate relationship with tennis from what we read in his autobio, Federer on the other hand appears to have genuine love for the tour and the game, thats why he keeps playing. It has less to do with actually winning though I doubt he will stick around if he becomes a no-factor.
All said, I still think Federer has a couple of slam wins left in him. It may be partly wishful thinking as a fan too, but as long as he keeps making finals and semis, he is still with a shout. He has a fair chance against both Murray and Djokovic, Nadal is a different story though.
"In my opinion he's the best player ever. When you play tennis, playing Federer is kind of a dream because you can see he does everything you would love to do on the court" - Fabrice Santoro