Will Federer retire with his GS QF streak intact? Or will it break before he goes? - MensTennisForums.com

View Poll Results: Will Fed retire with the streak alive?
Yes, no ones going to beat him before QF stage in the next few years 12 52.17%
Nope, someone will break it, and that will be the catalyst for retirement 11 47.83%
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Will Federer retire with his GS QF streak intact? Or will it break before he goes?

What do you see happening here?

Apart from some big servers like perhaps Isner Raonic or maybe someone like Tsonga/Berdych in the 4th round, I cant see who could beat him in BO5 format in a slam.

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Olderer will lose in R3 2012 Wimbledon to Seppi.
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He should retire on the spot should that occur.

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Wish Nadal did that in 2009 FO :@

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I think he will risk ruining it. It would be great if he can retire with the QF intact. But I doubt it. Federer is just too crazy and arrogant to care about these things
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I love Nadal, but Fed play very well, and I believe he will return.
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I doubt Roger even cares about this "streak" He'd far rather be winning slams than maintaining and extending some forgettable streak
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Re: Will Federer retire with his GS QF streak intact? Or will it break before he goes

strong inclination to believe it will be broken before he retires.

of course that depends on if he stays on tour for a few years or not, this could be his last season for all we know.

I think the OP is on to something, that his QF streak record being stopped or dropping in the rankings or something along those lines may serve as a push or motivation for him to step off the court permanently

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I doubt Roger even cares about this "streak" He'd far rather be winning slams than maintaining and extending some forgettable streak
come on we all know that the QF streak is going to look incredible in the future. I mean that sort of consistancy is unheard of. I agree at the moment he probably does not concern himself thinking about that, but years down the line it will be one of those amazing stats that is never matched and awed at

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i don't know but also don't really care. if he lose in rg in r4 and then wins the title in wimby it would be perfect

he still has his unbelieveable semifinal-streak too.
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The only streak he'll be retiring with is a massive slam drought streak going back to the AO 2010

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Let's see if Nadal is winning Grand Slams when he's 29+.
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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.

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