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Old 09-25-2012, 04:59 PM   #1561
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Connors

he also has 18 years in top 10?!
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:05 PM   #1562
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Another important achievement that is not so far (according wikipedia, I dont know if its correct http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATP_World_Tour_records), is the number of weeks in top 2: Lendl has 409, and Federer 389.
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he also has 18 years in top 10?!
Connors has 16 years in top 10, not 18. 1973-88. Still pretty amazing.
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Yes, he could feasibly do both. Don't know if he will, but he can for sure. Federer can be a top 10 player when he's 40 easily bar any unforeseen injuries, he will remain a title-winning thread for as long as he wants/is motivated.
Hmm...dubious.
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old legs isn't playing until he's 40. 35 max if he's going for rio olympics

do you really think he'll keep playing when he starts losing in the early rounds of slams?

because it will happen someday. can't see him putting up with that for more than year, 2 years max

i reckon he'll retire at 33
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20 slams is possible, but not likely. He missed a huge chance at this USO. If Mugray can won the USO, that meant that Roger played like Mugerer.
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Olderer has barely started his dominance IMO. He's been tapping into forgotten arts of ancient sorcery to slow down his aging process by drinking his own tears, which he collects after every loss in GS. The only disadvantage in that is that his nose grows 1cm larger every year. He will easily hold #1 rank until 40 and stay in top 10 until 60, winning at least as many slams as he's won up to this point as well as 3 Olympic gold medals in RIO and over 200 titles.
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Olderer has barely started his dominance IMO. He's been tapping into forgotten arts of ancient sorcery to slow down his aging process by drinking his own tears, which he collects after every loss in GS. The only disadvantage in that is that his nose grows 1cm larger every year. He will easily hold #1 rank until 40 and stay in top 10 until 60, winning at least as many slams as he's won up to this point as well as 3 Olympic gold medals in RIO (singles/doubles/mixed).
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Hmm...dubious.
Not at all. Look at the rankings breakdown of low top 10 players. Even at 40 Federer will be able to do that easily. I'd go as far as saying that Federer's year of WTF qualification depend solely on his health and motivation, he's far too good to stop being a top player before he calls it a day.
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Fed's next chance for a title is in Shanghai so another title chance there.

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Not at all. Look at the rankings breakdown of low top 10 players. Even at 40 Federer will be able to do that easily. I'd go as far as saying that Federer's year of WTF qualification depend solely on his health and motivation, he's far too good to stop being a top player before he calls it a day.
Tennis has become a more physical game. Fitness is key. Don't get me wrong, Federer is an exceptional talent, but thinking he could easily be top ten in ten years time? When was the last time a player was top ten at 40? And did they have to run as much as the players do now? Don't think it's physically possible...
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Yeah, I don't think Fed would be top 10 at 40 even if he decided to play that long.
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Very difficult to remain at the top of the game as long as Connors did with the surfaces so slow these days (longer points). I'm hopeful that Fed will choose the faster surfaces and forego the slower ones in 2013 since he's qualified to play whatever he wants. With adequate rest and breaks from the game, don't see why he shouldn't continue until his mid 30s barring injury.

I don't, however, see him playing for 2 years like Sampras out of the top 10 and losing early on. That entourage (parents, physio, nannies, children, etc) that he travels with is expensive and is a consideration that Sampras didn't have to deal with. Above all, increasing the Grand Slam count IMO is the most important. With the homogenization of the surfaces, no record (except maybe his 23 GS SFs) is safe.
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Not at all. Look at the rankings breakdown of low top 10 players. Even at 40 Federer will be able to do that easily. I'd go as far as saying that Federer's year of WTF qualification depend solely on his health and motivation, he's far too good to stop being a top player before he calls it a day.
I have had the same thought for a while now but I have called myself delusional and thought others would do the same. I mean Agassi was top 10 shortly before he retired (he was barely playing by the time he was 35) and that was a stronger era as well. If Federer can avoid injuries, he can definitely stay in the top 10 until he's 40.

Whether he'll have the motivation and desire to do it is a separate issue though.

I just saw this on Twitter.

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