Originally Posted by Saumon
what was Roger doing when he was 18?
Give him 4-5 years and we can talk about it again
Bad results lately are not the main problem, Federer had a similar run of bad results in year 2000:
3/13/00 Indian Wells MS q-First Round Lost to Leander Paes
3/23/00 Miami MS First Round Def. Justin Gimelstob
Second Round Lost to Mariano Zabaleta
4/17/00 Monte Carlo MS First Round Lost to Jiri Novak
4/24/00 Barcelona CS First Round Lost to Sergi Bruguera
5/8/00 Rome MS First Round Lost to Andrei Medvedev
5/15/00 Hamburg MS First Round Lost to Andrei Pavel
The main issue is his way of thinking, there are players who doesn't make blazing career start, but they are improving themselves all the time, like Ljubicic for example. It is not a question of talent, Djokovic has it, question is does he has in his head what is needed to be a champion.