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Federer declined.

Hey, I read some of you guys talking like Federer is playing better than ever. Some of you must have started watching tennis in 2011+, because that is not true.
Some of you also use as proof the fact that he sometimes says in interviews that he's playing better than ever. He says that for marketing reasons, he wants to sell an image and also needs to have a positive attitude. Is a person that makes millions of dollars each year in endorsements. He can't say I'm old and slower, but I will try to win another slam. No, he won't say that, even if it's true.

I'm not sure if his serve declined much, it seems to be a good weapon lately.
But his forehand is not what it used to be. It used to be precise, fast, a game changer. Now sometimes it feels like he pushes it.
His backhand is now less vulnerable to some shots, since the bigger racquet allows him to have more easy power, but also sometimes he pushes it, because he lost control for power with the racquet change.

Speed, he used to be so fast back in 2003-2006. He hits the ball nicely but he has declined, please, keep it real.

No need to hate, thank you all.
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Re: Federer declined.

Everyone objective (not Novaktards) knows that Federer is nowhere near as good as he was 7-8 years. Heck he isn't even as good as he was in 2012.
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thanks for pointing that out, captain obvious. i didn't know people actually get old and die. i thought we get better as tennis player as we age. so by the time we are 90 yrs old, we are almost at our peak as a tennis player.

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I don't think anyone who isn't promoting the business or who needs to pump himself up (Federer and his camp) could ever believe this is the same player from years ago. Same is true for Nadal to an even greater degree.
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Re: Federer declined.

OP, you didn't need starting another thread on this. The matter has already been discussed and established. Federer fans have reached the verdict: Can Federer fans reach an agreement on when exactly was his peak?
Federer is in decline ever since 2007, since he was 26 years old, according to your fellow fans.
I've never ever heard of a player so long in decline... The guy sets record after record, and this one is likely NEVER to be broken
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I don't understand why would someone take serious anything that is happening on this forums.

I don't believe people are that stupid.

I use this forums to post random crap that doesn't make any sense. Here I can be stupid, relax, and be praised for it.

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I don't understand why would someone take serious anything that is happening on this forums.

I don't believe people are that stupid. I think we all just pretend and use this forums to release our inner animals to escape from the complexity of our society.
You seam to forget that people are not very smart on average, they are... well... average Less then 5% with IQ over 135.
This forum represents average
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lol at this thread

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Re: Federer declined.

Wasn't this thread posted like yesterday and the day before.
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OP, you didn't need starting another thread on this. The matter has already been discussed and established. Federer fans have reached the verdict: Can Federer fans reach an agreement on when exactly was his peak?
Federer is in decline ever since 2007, since he was 26 years old, according to your fellow fans.
I've never ever heard of a player so long in decline... The guy sets record after record, and this one is likely NEVER to be broken
To me, Federer's peak was 23-26 years old. 27-30 years old was still a prime Federer. 30+ is still a very good version of him, because of his talent.
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To me, Federer's peak was 23-26 years old. 27-30 years old was still a prime Federer. 30+ is still a very good version of him, because of his talent.
It's been discussed. Failed thread. Except as click bait.

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no, this is the best federer we've ever seen. and he'll getting better and better with every year. he'll reach his peak with 40.
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Re: Federer declined.

He's clearly declined physically. It is a testament to his talent and love of the game that he has managed to change his fundamental approach after almost two decades of ingrained habits to stay highly competitive. However, anyone with basic observational skills can see how he gets exposed in protracted rallies nowadays, whereas in the past he used to just straight murder fools from the baseline. His forehand in particular is a shadow of what it used to be.

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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