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which was roger's better year - 04 or 05?

'04 - 3 slams, 3 masters, 11 titles all in all, 70-6 W/L

'05 - 2 slams, 4 masters and coutning, 10 titles and counting. so far, 71-3 W/L

question is if fed surpasses the 11 titles this year, would his '05 be better even if he didn't win 3 slams?

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Re: which was roger's better year - 04 or 05?

04 was better. The Slams are what matters in tennis.
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Re: which was roger's better year - 04 or 05?

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'04 - 3 slams, 3 masters, 11 titles all in all, 70-6 W/L

'05 - 2 slams, 4 masters and coutning, 10 titles and counting. so far, 71-3 W/L

question is if fed surpasses the 11 titles this year, would his '05 be better even if he didn't win 3 slams?

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2005 appears to be Roger's best year. Struggling with a foot ailment that started before the AO he goes on to defend all but three of his titles so far. Misses Toronto and Gstaad and adds Cincy and Miami to his list of titles. And in the middle of the year he takes off 6 weeks to heal his ailing feet only to return and win two titles in a row. 2005 makes 2004 look like a walk in the park for Roger.

There's only one title left to defend and he is scheduled to play more indoor events including Basel.

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Re: which was roger's better year - 04 or 05?

roger failed to defend 2 titles actually - AO and Canada

personally, i believe '05 is his best as well because he managed to live up to the hype of being the best even when people were downplaying him for failing to win the first 2 slams.

he really showed them who's still the boss.
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Re: which was roger's better year - 04 or 05?

2 more titles to defend - thailand and shanghai..

i hope he can add madrid, basel, and paris to that list this year..
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Re: which was roger's better year - 04 or 05?

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personally, i believe '05 is his best as well because he managed to live up to the hype of being the best even when people were downplaying him for failing to win the first 2 slams.

he really showed them who's still the boss.
that's probably the most impressive things he did this year.

that and he got even hotter in '05, i didn't think it was possible but i was wrong.
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Re: which was roger's better year - 04 or 05?

and the other factor he did well at - handle the pressure of the new rising star - nadal

they may have only faced twice so far this year, but when nadal was bagging all these titles and threatening the race to number 1, fed was cool and calm and also stealthely won as much titles... even more now
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Re: which was roger's better year - 04 or 05?

Yes 2005 is more impressive and despite the AO loss, is actually his more dominant year in terms of wins, rankings points, and titles. The fact that he won two slams, defeating precedent for triple slam titlists in the following year was huge.And he defended Wimbledon with even more panache then last year. The way he beat Roddick was integral, by showing that they have only drifted farther in ability rather than Roddick closing the gap. To look only at slams is a narrow and fallacious view.
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Re: which was roger's better year - 04 or 05?

2005.
In 2004 he proved he was the real deal. But still, myself included, people doubted.
In 2005 he really showed the tennis world what he was: An all time great.
2005: The year federer became my favorite player.
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Re: which was roger's better year - 04 or 05?

I think Roger would much prefer to have won the AO than to have a few less losses on his record. In 2005 he only showed he could still beat the same guys as last year, and Nadal is just coming up and not at his peak. The real test will be next year when Nadal is better, whether Roger can continue beating him on hard and start beating him on clay.
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Re: which was roger's better year - 04 or 05?

yes, it would be interesting how the 2 will match up next year.

will nadal keep that fire burning and improve on faster courts?
will federer close the gap on nadal on clay?
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Re: which was roger's better year - 04 or 05?

Hard to say, However, if he's able to defend his masters cup theres no if or buts that '05 would be an even more dominant year for him. Nevertheless,I just loved how dominant he began the year by winning the Aussie and playing at his very best in '04, guess his dominance from the '03 masters cup just carried over.

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Re: which was roger's better year - 04 or 05?

If he wins another TMS, Basel and the TMC, I would definitely say 2005

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Re: which was roger's better year - 04 or 05?

2004 easily. 3 Slams compared to 2 this year, that seals the deal and there really shouldn't be a discussion going on about this topic imo . He was also better vs top 10 players in 04 than this year ( didn't he not lose one single match vs a top 10 player last year? I know he lost to Henman early in the year, but Tim wasn't close to top 10 at that time).

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