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Yes, its all or nothing. War FED!!!! 29 21.17%
No, he'll have chances at the us open for the next 2 years. 37 27.01%
If he avoids going out early before the semis, he's a threat for 2-3 years to come 48 35.04%
Sampras 4 2.92%
Simon reed 19 13.87%
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Fed's last shot

Feds essentially 31 already and is this wimbledon his final shot to realistically ever claim another major win?

Lets not forget the us open is keeping super saturday for at least this year so that definetely loweers any chance there at his age plus they have only slowed the court down. Wimbledon 2013 fed will be nearly 32.


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Re: Fed's last shot

I think Fed should concentrate on his "not winning a slam since 2010" streak and just vulture events like Rotterdam, Basel and Dubai. Slams are overrated these days.
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I know he's not getting any younger, but I still consider him as a very difficult threat in all surfaces.
If he finds his form, he could play amazingly well and beat everyone.

So... Yeah, it's true that this would be an amazing chance for him. But I should never count him out, some years ago, I thought he wont win any more big tournaments, and he is still ruling the WTF and winning masters series.

So, never count him out, let's see what 2013 and 2014 brings. I believe in Roger, call me an ilussional fanboy, I don't mind. If I don't trust my fav players, I can't enjoy the sport.

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Re: Fed's last shot

I'm not convinced that the USO isn't Federer's best chance at another Grand Slam these days.

Certainly this is one of his best remaining chances. I think realistically, he will cease to be a genuine contender after the 2013 season (if he even continues to play past then). If he somehow managed to win the Championships or the USO then he'd probably retire this year.
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Not really. There are only two guys that Federer has serious problems with. If lightning strikes twice in a major which hinders Nadal and Djokovic even slightly, then Federer can easily clean up. That or if JesusFed shows up. Sampras was older when he won his last major and Connors had a dream run at 40; and those two weren't even the Top 3 at the time when they made their last stand. Federer still has at least one good year left to contend seriously for the majors.
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He'll win a slam.
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He'll probably snatch one more unfortunately.

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He'll probably snatch one more unfortunately.
Which one? Basel or Luxembourg?
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I reckon it is. USO scheduling is just too tiring for Fed. He needs a few gears to click here for him - a healthy Tsonga to beat RN, Berdych to beat ND and it's in the bag.


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Which one? Basel or Luxembourg?
Neither. Estoril. He requires one more clay slam.

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If his Royal GOATness really wants to consolidate his position he should break the record for oldest slam champion. Laver, Ashe, Connors and Sampras did 31, Agassi 32, Rosewall 35.
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I reckon it is. USO scheduling is just too tiring for Fed. He needs a few gears to click here for him - a healthy Tsonga to beat RN, Berdych to beat ND and it's in the bag.
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We're talking about Wimbledon here...


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I reckon it is. USO scheduling is just too tiring for Fed. He needs a few gears to click here for him - a healthy Tsonga to beat RN, Berdych to beat ND and it's in the bag.

For me, i would love for him to beat both nole and nadal at wimbledon and put an exclamation point on his win. A win like this would probably propel him to win another major if he really sticks around 2-3 years bc he won't always have nole and nadal at the semis/finals.


I want nole first and lets correct history with a win over nadal for number 17. If he were to do this, it would go down as maybe his greatest slam victory ever being that he has 16 already and it playing peak nole and arguably healhty nadal and beating them after being well well past his peak himself and reclaiming number 1 in the process.


What a way to end your career with an absolute bomb victory and numer 1 ranking.. gives me goosebumps just thinking about it.
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on hard?LOL...it's like 8-0 H2H on hard.Djoker owns him


a healthy del potro on a faster hard court this year will take out nole in 4. Book it.
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