Originally Posted by EddieNero
I must agree Federer is currently playing the best tennis since he started to decline.
Can you picture Roger 2008-2010 beating Nadal at Indian Wells? Because I can't.
I believe Fed is enjoying a sort of short-term Renaissance of 2004-2007 form.
There's no reason why it should be short term. Federer has had a mixture of huge form dips and minor form dips. However, each dip has been accentuated by stronger competition over the past 4 years. His 2008-2010 form would still have carried him to 3 out of 4 slams against the 2004 field, despite a noticeable loss of form.
I don't see any physical decline whatsoever and see no reason why he can't sustain his current form.