Given how negative you are I find it strange that you are a Fedfan. Roger is burned out. It has nothing to do with getting old. He had a great year pre USO and you were probably creaming your panties, but when he suffers burnout you write him off as old
It's not just a burnout, his footwork is terminally getting worse. And even if he WAS burned out, it does have something to do with him getting old: his body can't recover as fast as before.
This is not critisism to Roger of course, he's doing great still. But that doesn't change facts.
"Certainly the most talented individual, the most well-rounded
... to play this game." - Jason Goodall
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.