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Re: Will Federer or Nadal retire first?

2016 seems to be the most probable year and they'll most likely still be in the Top 10 until then.
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I agree. Nadal and Federer will reach the Rio Olympics final, then play an epic five setter and they will both retire from tennis with the score tied 69-69 in the fifth set.


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Nadal will decide to retire early while he is still in good enough shape to model underwear. Federer will retire when world travel no longer fits into his daughters' schooling.
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I think Federer is going to play till he's 35, but will Rafa play till he's 30? Or will Rafa retire at 28-29 like other injury prone players like Rafter, Becker, Borg, Safin etc?

Borg wasn't injury-prone. He retired for other reasons. He also retired at 26, not at 28-29.


As for the question: Both will probably retire sooner than expected but all the injury timeouts from Nadal should logically buy him some time, not retire him faster. IF Nadal hadn't been injured so much it would be a bigger chance that he retired before Federer. Now probably not.
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Borg wasn't injury-prone. He retired for other reasons. He also retired at 26, not at 28-29.

As for the question: Both will probably retire sooner than expected but all the injury timeouts from Nadal should logically buy him some time, not retire him faster. IF Nadal hadn't been injured so much it would be a bigger chance that he retired before Federer. Now probably not.
I already mentioned that

I guess it's not everyone here who have actually seen him play. It's been a few years.
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Re: Will Federer or Nadal retire first?

Federer seems to be enjoying tennis no matter what his ranking is and that is why I see him staying on for at least another 3-4 years. Rafa, I do not know. What if he starts slipping down the rankings? How happy would Nadal be as a top 10 or top 20 player? Would he still get enjoyment out of tennis, considering his past success? Answer to that question will tell us how long will Rafa stay on.

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Nadal .. he has too many injury problems plus growing interest in other things (golf, poker, shakira etc.)
That’s true, I agree with you.
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Borg wasn't injury-prone. He retired for other reasons. He also retired at 26, not at 28-29.


As for the question: Both will probably retire sooner than expected but all the injury timeouts from Nadal should logically buy him some time, not retire him faster. IF Nadal hadn't been injured so much it would be a bigger chance that he retired before Federer. Now probably not.
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Both will retire at the same time, split up with their respective wives/girlfriend and live hapilly ever after together in a mansion in basel

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Federer will retire 1st.
Nadal will play for a long time.
He rested for 1 yr in the middle of his career.
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Federer will retire first after an unsuccessful nose job will turn him into Pinocchio
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Re: Will Federer or Nadal retire first?

Federer has not said he wants to play til Rio. All he said was that he won't rule it out. Then the media jumped all over it and said it meant he was going to the next Olympics.

Seriously doubt he will keep playing til then. His kids are getting older and will be starting school next year, he's starting to have issues with his back, and his game IS dropping off. At some stage in the next couple of years he'll start regularly losing to guys other than Murray/Nadal/Djokovic and when that happens he will stop being a regular Slam contender (let alone a contender for gold on clay in Rio). I doubt he will still be motivated to keep playing once that happens.

Unless Nadal's knees completely fall apart and force him to retire, he will play for longer.
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Federer has not said he wants to play til Rio. All he said was that he won't rule it out. Then the media jumped all over it and said it meant he was going to the next Olympics.

Seriously doubt he will keep playing til then. His kids are getting older and will be starting school next year, he's starting to have issues with his back, and his game IS dropping off. At some stage in the next couple of years he'll start regularly losing to guys other than Murray/Nadal/Djokovic and when that happens he will stop being a regular Slam contender (let alone a contender for gold on clay in Rio). I doubt he will still be motivated to keep playing once that happens.

Unless Nadal's knees completely fall apart and force him to retire, he will play for longer.
Is it actually confirmed somewhere that Rio will be played on clay? From what I remember, the last speculation was that it might be played on hard courts.
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