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The Tour Will Be Weaker Without Federer

Yes, he's gotten olderer, perhaps alot weaker, very much a tirer but something he isn't yet is a retirer.

Much like Murray, he keeps the tournaments alive and there's always the QF and SF presence, so he's got a few years left until others prove they've got the Wilanders to beat the top 4.

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Re: The Tour Will Be Weaker Without Federer

Of course it will be, without young players and with only Nadal, Djokovic and Murray

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Re: The Tour Will Be Weaker Without Federer

of course, no doubt I for one will miss him massively

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Re: The Tour Will Be Weaker Without Federer

Grass season is already weaker without (the real) him, but for him to retire definitely I guess there will be several more years to wait

Besides there are already threads about it.
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Re: The Tour Will Be Weaker Without Federer

Fed's like the most loved tennis player around the world, so for sure his retirement would weaken the tour.

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The tour will be BORING and DEAD without Roger.


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Re: The Tour Will Be Weaker Without Federer

I agree. He should stay around and vulture what he can while getting his ass kicked every time he meets King Rafa or that other guy who just lost in the French Open finals.
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Re: The Tour Will Be Weaker Without Federer

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I agree. He should stay around and vulture what he can while getting his ass kicked every time he meets King Rafa or that other guy who just lost in the French Open finals.
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Of course the tour will be weaker without Fed. That is most often the case when great players retire.

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We should be appreciative of Federer though, because we will never see anything like him again. The fact he can still compete for slams ever after the erosion of his physical skills is really a greater testament to the natural talent he has than the period of time when he was dominating the tour.
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Re: The Tour Will Be Weaker Without Federer

He hasn't retired yet.

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Re: The Tour Will Be Weaker Without Federer

I don't know about weaker, cause Nadal and Djokovic has gotten passed him already. But will he be missed and leave a mark, sure.
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Re: The Tour Will Be Weaker Without Federer

Agreed. The tour won't be the same without him.
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Re: The Tour Will Be Weaker Without Federer

What happened when Pete Sampras retired ? Did the tour get weaker ? The show must and will go on and on
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No shit, Sherlock.

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Re: The Tour Will Be Weaker Without Federer

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What happened when Pete Sampras retired ? Did the tour get weaker ? The show must and will go on and on
Federer is a much more complete package than Sampras and he really has defined the tennis field throughout his whole career. Never has there been a player who so embodies tennis for the public in the Open Era as much as Federer and the closest to him might have been Borg for a while.

Sampras had Agassi and other players that really stood out, Federer had years of pure dominance. also he has much more personality than Pete and is more active with public.

without Federer we will be missing something in tennis but that said there will always be some things that fill the gaps

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I don't know about weaker, cause Nadal and Djokovic has gotten passed him already. But will he be missed and leave a mark, sure.
The ATP tour consists of more than the top 1 and 2 in the world. Of course it will be weaker.

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We should be appreciative of Federer though, because we will never see anything like him again. The fact he can still compete for slams ever after the erosion of his physical skills is really a greater testament to the natural talent he has than the period of time when he was dominating the tour.
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