Re: Will Federer retire with his GS QF streak intact? Or will it break before he goes
I don't think the QF streak is particularly important in terms of keeping his Grand Slam chances alive... Pete went out in 1R of the French, and 2R of Wimby, before claiming his final title at the USO in 2002.
Desire is what's important. He had by far the closest FO final with Nadal last year, got frankly unlucky at Wimbledon with Tsonga (before Tsonga entered "unreturnable mode" he was sailing through to that SF), and also insanely unlucky with Djokovic's "one in a million return" at the USO (if it weren't for that I'm certain he would be sitting on 17 GS now). All he needs to do is keep believing and wait for his chance.
Based on his performance so far this year, and also his clearly renewed motivation since October, I believe he will win two of the next six Grand Slams.
Last edited by ServeVolley; 05-10-2012 at 09:38 AM.