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If Roger wind the AO, would you accept that '08 was a slump?

ORGASMATRON
01-27-2009, 01:49 PM
That would be two grand slams in a row. '08 started off badly with Roger getting sick and all and he was playing catchup ever since then. Not that it matters much to me, just interested to see the response here.

duong
01-27-2009, 02:03 PM
No it wouldn't change my mind at all.

I think that last year, from the Australian Open to Miami, he was not perfectly fit, but for the rest of the year there was no such thing like that ... according to himself actually.
It was only a little bit older Federer, like in 2007 after the Australian Open, and against great opponents.
The same in 2009.

Young 8
01-27-2009, 02:04 PM
of course, he was sick last year......

Action Jackson
01-27-2009, 02:05 PM
Wow, a thread about Federer from Ruanz, that's as common as a Massu grunt on a slice backhand.

MurrayFan1
01-27-2009, 02:07 PM
I refuse to believe that 3 grand slam finals in a row is a slump.

habibko
01-27-2009, 02:08 PM
That would be two grand slams in a row. '08 started off badly with Roger getting sick and all and he was playing catchup ever since then. Not that it matters much to me, just interested to see the response here.

here is where your clownishness is blown out of proportion

ORGASMATRON
01-27-2009, 02:10 PM
No it wouldn't change my mind at all.

I think that last year, from the Australian Open to Miami, he was not perfectly fit, but for the rest of the year there was no such thing like that ... according to himself actually.
It was only a little bit older Federer, like in 2007 after the Australian Open, and against great opponents.
The same in 2009.

Not sure what your saying here but i assume your saying its not a slump but a decline. So what would it take for you to think it was slump? Should he win the grand slam itself? Making it 5 slams in a row? Would you be satisfied then? Just curious.

safinafan
01-27-2009, 02:10 PM
The Fed's problem is only one: he's getting older!!!

ORGASMATRON
01-27-2009, 02:11 PM
here is where your clownishness is blown out of proportion

Oh so im a clown because im independent of your opinion of me? You really need to shut up or get the fuck lost.

habibko
01-27-2009, 02:11 PM
please Clay Death return fast, you are the only one who can shut him up.

Arkulari
01-27-2009, 02:11 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3132/2831972828_b18618c5f3_o.jpg

Yves.
01-27-2009, 02:13 PM
Lol

ORGASMATRON
01-27-2009, 02:15 PM
:lol:

finishingmove
01-27-2009, 02:17 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3132/2831972828_b18618c5f3_o.jpg

i can't rep you :lol:

tennizen
01-27-2009, 02:19 PM
Definately. 2008 was the year of the mono. 2009 is the year when Federer will do Calendar Slam.

habibko
01-27-2009, 02:20 PM
Oh so im a clown because im independent of your opinion of me? You really need to shut up or get the fuck lost.

oh the clown gets upset when exposed? :wavey:

rafa_maniac
01-27-2009, 02:22 PM
Definately. 2008 was the year of the mono. 2009 is the year when Federer will do Calendar Slam.

In fact, they will hold the Olympics AGAIN this year just so Fed can achieve the Golden Slam :worship:

tennis2tennis
01-27-2009, 02:24 PM
روجر فيديرر what does this say?

Xristos
01-27-2009, 02:25 PM
I refuse to believe that 3 grand slam finals in a row is a slump.

Indeed Sir.

ORGASMATRON
01-27-2009, 02:27 PM
Definately. 2008 was the year of the mono. 2009 is the year when Federer will do Calendar Slam.

;)

habibko
01-27-2009, 02:34 PM
روجر فيديرر what does this say?

Roger Federer in Arabic :D

duong
01-27-2009, 02:35 PM
Not sure what your saying here but i assume your saying its not a slump but a decline. So what would it take for you to think it was slump? Should he win the grand slam itself? Making it 5 slams in a row? Would you be satisfied then? Just curious.

yes a decline, except a slump in the first months.

Federer himself said that his mono was over after Miami.

And his decline is completely normal and obvious since 2007 (he was quite lucky that year and in 2008, he was only unlucky that ... Nadal was there, and some other players -among them another great player : Murray- whose game doesn't suit him).

He's just human :shrug: : after 26 years old, it's usual that players have a decline, less quick especially.

ORGASMATRON
01-27-2009, 02:35 PM
I refuse to believe that 3 grand slam finals in a row is a slump.

Well the critics argue that he didnt do well in the events outside of the GS. And lets face it he didnt live up to is own high standards. The point im trying to make is that he was sick and had a loss of confidence, so it could simply have been a loss of form instead of a decline. If he wins the AO i feel its pretty safe to say it was just a slump. Thank you for your input.

Action Jackson
01-27-2009, 02:36 PM
The GS events are what count.

ORGASMATRON
01-27-2009, 02:38 PM
yes a decline, except a slump in the first months.

Federer himself said that his mono was over after Miami.

And his decline is completely normal and obvious since 2007 (he was quite lucky that year and in 2008, he was only unlucky that ... Nadal was there, and some other players -among them another great player : Murray- whose game doesn't suit him).

He's just human :shrug: : after 26 years old, it's usual that players have a decline, less quick especially.

I dont necessarily agree with you. The mono might have been over but that didnt mean he immediately regained confidence again. He said in an interview he's never worked as hard as he did n 2008 to get back into form and it looks like its starting to pay off. Lets wait till after the AO and talk again.

Henry Kaspar
01-27-2009, 02:39 PM
I find it odd anyway to call a year a slump in which Federer player won one slam, reached the final in two others, and reached the semifinal in the fourth. Any other player and we would say this is fabulous. It's only because Federer had gotten us used to such absurd standards that some consider 2008 kinda weak.

I personally do not believe that Federer will be able to return to his pre-2008 domination; for this the field has become too strong at the top end and, well, he is getting a little older. But I'm glad that he hasn't lost it and will be in the mix whereever there is a grand slam title to be won. I count on Federer for at least 2009 and, hopefully, 2010 as well.

More generally, with the great champions Federer and Nadal, the dangerous Djokovic, the "old" battle horse Roddick, and aspiring and capable players like Murray, Tsonga, Simon, del Potro (yes, he got a lesson today), mens' tennis is in the best shape in years if not decades. Enjoy it as long as it lasts (unfortunately ladies' tennis is not in good shape).

Byrd
01-27-2009, 02:43 PM
I'm getting more satisfaction scratching my balls then reading this thread.

the biscuit
01-27-2009, 02:46 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3132/2831972828_b18618c5f3_o.jpg

There, there, he's not dumb, just possessed by a retarded ghost. :awww:

crude oil
01-27-2009, 02:46 PM
why r u trying so hard to be a troll?

habibko
01-27-2009, 02:50 PM
why r u trying so hard to be a troll?

he even sucks at being a troll, he might be the worst thing that happened to South Africa since the Apartheid.

alfonsojose
01-27-2009, 02:51 PM
Wow, a thread about Federer from Ruanz, that's as common as a Massu grunt on a slice backhand.

:lol:

ORGASMATRON
01-27-2009, 02:52 PM
No one forced you people to reply to this thread, you really need to be less sensitive. Im trying to have an interesting civilized conversation with people who have the decency to respond in a intelligent manner, yet you people have to keep rearing your ugly head.

sawan66278
01-27-2009, 03:17 PM
I dont necessarily agree with you. The mono might have been over but that didnt mean he immediately regained confidence again. He said in an interview he's never worked as hard as he did n 2008 to get back into form and it looks like its starting to pay off. Lets wait till after the AO and talk again.

Roger, as I previously mentioned, suffered from "Roger-nucleosis".

And Rafa lifted his game...and showed at the most critical of moments that when it comes to the clutch, he's far ahead of Roger. THAT is why he lost to 0-4 last year...and THAT is why Roger ended the year #2.

ORGASMATRON
01-27-2009, 03:21 PM
Roger, as I previously mentioned, suffered from "Roger-nucleosis".

And Rafa lifted his game...and showed at the most critical of moments that when it comes to the clutch, he's far ahead of Roger. THAT is why he lost to 0-4 last year...and THAT is why Roger ended the year #2.

We'll see.

Thanos
01-27-2009, 03:53 PM
please Clay Death return fast, you are the only one who can shut him up.

:speakles: fedtroll asking for clay death. mtf is in desperate times.