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Federer really is unlucky the Olympics are this year

Bilbo
07-29-2008, 10:37 PM
First of all this thread is not meant to be ironically.

Federer imo really is unlucky the Olympics are this year right in his year of his decline and when he got passed by a better Nadal and Djokovic. His chance to win gold isn't that high imo. Just imagine the Olympics have been last year. Would have been a walk in the park. Not so this year. It's his last chance to win gold anyway I think as he would be too old in 4 years.

prima donna
07-29-2008, 10:39 PM
Gold medal aspirations should be the very least of Roger's concerns.

LinkMage
07-29-2008, 10:40 PM
He blew his chance in 2004. :o

Bilbo
07-29-2008, 10:42 PM
Gold medal aspirations should be the very least of Roger's concerns.

as far as i know it's one of his biggest goals and you can be sure his country is expecting him to bring home the gold medal. he's switzerland's best athlete so he has to show something. so to say he doesn't care about it is not true.

Sebby
07-29-2008, 10:45 PM
He blew his chance in 2004. :o

Indeed. As for this year, yeah he's definitely unlucky and he'll be probably too old (or retired) in 2012.

prima donna
07-29-2008, 10:46 PM
as far as i know it's one of his biggest gold and you can be sure his country is expecting him to bring home the gold medal. he's switzerland's best athlete so he has to show something. so to say he doesn't care about it is not true.
I never suggested that winning a gold medal wasn't of any personal significance to him, but rather that his priorities should be elsewhere.

Please don't inject your own interpretations into my posts.

Pfloyd
07-29-2008, 10:48 PM
Bad luck?

I think it's just the way tennis goes.

I mean, he was bound to have a bad year after playing above excellence for so many years.

I don't anybody here expected Federer to have so many losses this year true, but the olympics coming along the way have little to do with Fed's luck.

I think he has enough awards as it is! :p

Bilbo
07-29-2008, 10:49 PM
I never suggested that winning a gold medal wasn't of any personal significance to him, but rather that his priorities should be elsewhere.

which priorities? there isn't much left this year to look for him. besides that this year for him is ruined anyway. his laureus is gone too.

so why should he not make the olympics as his priority?

dylan24
07-29-2008, 10:49 PM
fed will lose in first round of olympics to some no name chinese player i bet

OSmeone
07-29-2008, 10:53 PM
Well on the other hand it gives him a chance to get ranking points, when he wouldn't have scheduled a tournament otherwise.

habibko
07-29-2008, 10:54 PM
Fed has all the motivation to go for gold, and this means he won't be easy to beat out there, same goes for the US open too.

Zolka
07-29-2008, 11:00 PM
I means a lot to him. It's like a Grand Slam for him, and he always plays well at the slams, even this year... I'm not ready to believe he's gonna play like THAT there too. We'll see, i'm still hoping he can pull himself together for the Olympics. ;)

Allez
07-29-2008, 11:00 PM
He should have won this thing in 2004. He messed up and it's going to be his last chance to win it this year. The Olympics should absolutely be his priority right now. A win there, amongst his Swiss colleagues will do him the world of good. He's not going to win the USO by going back home and practising with his coach. He needs a boost in confidence and a gold would give him just that.

dylan24
07-29-2008, 11:01 PM
switzerland going to let him carry the flag again at olympics opening ceremonies?
he'll probably trip and fall the way things are going for him this year.

Henry Chinaski
07-29-2008, 11:15 PM
his laureus is gone too.



haha. I'm sure he cries himself to sleep every night over this.

dorkino
07-29-2008, 11:17 PM
I wouldn't crush him out of the competition this easy. Plus it can be his golden chance to get lots of points and get far with the ranking again when he really needs it. It's hard court and he has better chance to get more points than Rafael. He seems focused on it.

Jaap
07-29-2008, 11:19 PM
Komlavi Loglo will take him out.

EnriqueIG8
07-29-2008, 11:31 PM
I don't know? But this year might be bad..Federer still reached several finals on TMS,semifinals on AO and finals at RG and Wimby so why shouldn't he show a good result in Olympics or USO?

Okay he hasn't got the aura and form like he did in 2004-2006 but he is still one of the three best players in the world and has chances to win any tournament for the next 3 years. It's not like he will get kicked out of the USO in the third round or something like that.

Sebby
07-29-2008, 11:47 PM
It's not like he will get kicked out of the USO in the third round or something like that.

You never know, it's 2008 after all :scared:

prima donna
07-30-2008, 12:13 AM
which priorities? there isn't much left this year to look for him. besides that this year for him is ruined anyway. his laureus is gone too.

so why should he not make the olympics as his priority?
First and foremost, his main priority should probably be getting his game back on track which would translate into more victories, which would have the ultimate effect of winning major titles again.

I think the days of ridiculously high expectations being held are over for the most part, obviously there are still going to be people that continue applying the same standard in terms of the ease with which tournaments -- especially the top tier tournaments would be won, this type of flawed thinking fails to take into consideration a decrease in winning percentage and therefore a lower number of tournaments won, which translates into less confidence and therefore makes it all the more difficult to win major titles -- Grand Slams in particular.

I've yet to see the actual match, but from what I understand, Roger struggled to beat Robby Ginepri in Cincy and came dangerously close to losing in straight sets -- which would have left him with a total of zero points for the summer North American hard court swing, but perhaps more importantly would have sapped him of what remaining confidence he has left in the tank -- instead of thinking ahead to Beijing or NYC, his priorities should be set towards trying to get a few matches under his belt -- winning titles is merely the result or consequence of rigorously applying one's self.

Viken01
07-30-2008, 12:27 AM
Or maybe it will go the other way. I mean the Olympic Game will be a total different atmosphere than the classic ATP Tour. Lot of sportsmen from his country, lot of people, who knows what can happen ? Maybe he will play his best there.

MrChopin
07-30-2008, 12:32 AM
It's exactly this kind of thinking that keeps the pressure on him, keeps him in the shithouse no matter what happens, and keeps tennis fans disappointed with him: "Oh man! He has so much to lose now! He was so much better last year. If he doesn't win, he's further in decline."

What about "Hey, he has nothing to lose playing at the Olympics, it's another chance to improve his game, and it's another chance to gain some confidence, some points, and perhaps even another title?"

Oh, and Djokovic being better than him this year is laughable. Fed is ahead in the race, after mono and whatever you want to attribute to repeated Nadal drummings. Djokovic started the year winning Australia, brimming with confidence, and proclaiming others' demise and fallibility. That Fed is still outperforming him, while "in decline," is most funny.

SUKTUEN
07-30-2008, 04:55 PM
no one know what happen tomorrow~!!!!

Just hope Roger good luck in China!!