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How much longer do you think Federer will play on before retiring?

Boognish
08-24-2009, 02:42 PM
Opinions?

Goldenoldie
08-24-2009, 02:45 PM
Until people are capable of beating him regularly, or until he gets bored. That could take another ten years. At the moment I think only Nadal and Murray have positive H2H against him.

ShotmaKer
08-24-2009, 02:55 PM
He said he wanted to play until the Olympic Games in London 2012 if I remember correctly... :shrug: But I think once (if) he's reversed his H2H against his main rivals, say Murray and Rafa, and if he wins a couple more GS, he might wanna retire before...

Dini
08-24-2009, 02:57 PM
Hrbaty has a 2-1 record against him and Simon is 2-0 as well

but I don't think losing more would male him retire if that was the case he would have called it quits in 2008

Boognish
08-24-2009, 02:58 PM
I'm thinking he might retire at the end of 2010. I'll be sad to see him go but he should go out while he's still on top.

ShotmaKer
08-24-2009, 03:01 PM
Hrbaty has a 2-1 record against him and Simon is 2-0 as well

Well that's why I used the term 'rivals'... Simon and Hrbaty are not big time slam contender last time I checked...

coonster14
08-24-2009, 03:05 PM
i really think fed will retire after 2012 us open, the only major thing he has yet to achieve is the Olympic gold medal in singles which he really wants to win, and with the tennis being held at Wimbledon, it is his best ever chance, and he would love to capitalise on that golden chance.

until then, it will be all about the slams for fed, and he would also like to win more matches against rafa and andy murray, especially against rafa in grand slam finals.

tea
08-24-2009, 03:09 PM
Till 2012 for sure.
But I think once (if) he's reversed his H2H against his main rivals, say Murray and Rafa, and if he wins a couple more GS, he might wanna retire before...
I wouldn't be surprised if he gets positive balance with Nadal, who is very likely on a way down, so would be finally available for beating earlier then in finals. With Murray it's gonna be not easy, but not impossible. In any case I think he won't retire until understands that can't win one more Slam. And very probably this year to happen much later then 2012.

Dini
08-24-2009, 03:23 PM
Well that's why I used the term 'rivals'... Simon and Hrbaty are not big time slam contender last time I checked...

I was referring go goldenoldie but was too lazy to quote. :p

Har-Tru
08-24-2009, 03:26 PM
He'll win slams hitting the ball with his walking stick.

Serenidad
08-24-2009, 03:30 PM
What's the nasal score. :sobbing:

:crying2:

Oh and I think next year will be his last season hopefully.

:bigclap: Bye, Frauderror.

ShotmaKer
08-24-2009, 03:30 PM
I was referring go goldenoldie but was too lazy to quote. :p

lol ok. my bad. :)

Har-Tru
08-24-2009, 03:40 PM
What's the nasal score. :sobbing:

:crying2:

Oh and I think next year will be his last season hopefully.

:bigclap: Bye, Frauderror.

why u so sad?

BigJohn
08-24-2009, 03:44 PM
He will not retire before 2012.

Bargearse
08-24-2009, 03:46 PM
Federer has mentioned wanting his children to see him play. Obviously they wouldn't really remember much before the age of 4 or 5 so my guess is that he'll be around for at least 4 or 5 more years. However, if his health doesn't hold up or his ranking starts to slip for whatever reason, he might retire before then. :shrug:

FedFan_2007
08-24-2009, 03:53 PM
He will continue playing to make sure Dimitrov can't break his slam record.

HattonWBA
08-24-2009, 03:56 PM
4 Years

Federer&Hingis
08-24-2009, 04:03 PM
Basel 2014

freeandlonely
08-24-2009, 04:04 PM
No idea. Nothing new under the sun.
I was pretty sad when Henin retired.
Don't know how I feel when Roger retirs.

superslam77
08-24-2009, 04:47 PM
One time he said he wants to be like Agassi.
He said after Wimbledon that he wants to play for MANY MANY years to come :D

When asked he always responds not until after 2012 olympics, then he will start considering depending on his game. That means at least 4 more years making haters pay :worship:

Deejay
08-24-2009, 05:44 PM
Can't see him retiring for another 3 to 4 years at least. Federer can quite easily win 3 slams a year for many many years to come.

the graduate
08-25-2009, 06:07 AM
Rodger said he is playing for the next seven years,so around 35yrs thats when he retires.He has no plans after retiring other than making babies with Mirka,she better have more babies she doesnt have a career other than following her man all over the world and painting nails.