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View Poll Results: Do you agree with Pete?

No. I think Federer's decline is a fact and he's not winning any major in the future. 38 17.35%
I kinda agree... He's in a great moment, but the other 2 guys are too good. No more slams for Feddy 45 20.55%
I totally agree. Fed's still playing great tennis and he'll probably win another major 104 47.49%
Hello. I'm Rod Laver and my records are intact. Suck it losers. 32 14.61%
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:19 PM   #1291
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Nope, only the beginning. I reckon he'll peak around 34-35, winning 8 slams in a row.
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:21 PM   #1292
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:30 PM   #1293
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Default Inconsistency of Roger Federer

Federer's name has been associated with remarkable consistency, so many years in top 3, quarter-final streak at grand slams, etc

However, this year seems to be very up and down for Roger, not so much in terms of results but quality of play.

Best matches of the year:
vs Murray, Dubai final
vs Nadal, IW semi (his best match of the year I think)
vs Djokovic, Wimbledon semi
vs Djokovic, Cincy final

Worst matches of the year:
vs Roddick (!), Miami R32
vs Djokovic, Roland Garros semi (forehands were flying 3 meters beyond the baseline in that match)
vs Haas, Halle final (his worst match of the year)
vs Murray, Olympics
vs Murray, Shanghai (serve fell apart)

These days, every time Federer steps on court you don't know what to expect.
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:35 PM   #1294
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Default Re: Inconsistency of Roger Federer

Yes, he is old. The fact he could produce as many consistent performance day-in, day-out at this age is remarkable.
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:55 PM   #1295
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Default Re: Inconsistency of Roger Federer

it's easy to be consistent when you campaign for surfaces to be removed for the calender

it's easy to perform when you know that the same game will work on any surface, due to homogenization

it's easy to have confidence to repeat wins and streaks when the ATP bows down to your every demand

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I'm no Annacone, but if I was federer's coach I would advise him to start pushing like ferrer/mugray, that'll keep UE's down and give his overall game more consistency. His overly aggressive style is precisely the reason why dull has always owned him.
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Agreed, Noserer should turn into Roddick game style wise: pushing serve bot. Hopefully such tactics will see him of top 30 next year.
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I'm no Annacone, but if I was federer's coach I would advise him to start pushing like ferrer/mugray, that'll keep UE's down and give his overall game more consistency. His overly aggressive style is precisely the reason why dull has always owned him.
that's the worst thing he could do

this isn't 2006 when frauderer could out run and out rally choking mugs and thereby appeared to be fit and athletic

if frauderer wants to keep in with a shout, he has to be aggressive

come to the net, use the forehand to approach, cross court and down the lines, attack the second serve (lol), look for the break in a set then serve it out

take some tips from sampras, basically
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Agreed, Noserer should turn into Roddick game style wise: pushing serve bot. Hopefully such tactics will see him of top 30 next year.
Or he could turn into Dull: no serve pusher
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Default Re: The Federer Decline Thread (Is he done)

He is done. No more Slams for Olderer, even semis will be difficult to reach. He should retire to save his tainted legacy before it's too late.
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Default Re: The Federer Decline Thread (Is he done)

In my opinion, next year will be the last year Fed will be in the top 4, 2 more years as a major contender.
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Default Re: The Federer Decline Thread (Is he done)

He'll still beat 95% of the tour on an even semi-good day. I'm not a fan but tennis will be very weird without him.
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:41 AM   #1303
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He is done. No more Slams for Olderer, even semis will be difficult to reach. He should retire to save his tainted legacy before it's too late.
this thread should be renamed "the topspindoc decline thread"
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:44 AM   #1304
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Default Re: The Federer Decline Thread (Is he done)

He is not done yet, but the decline is obvious. As people before said, it is very much up and down. He can still play like in the glory-days, but he cannot sustain that level for longer that one match.

Fortunately for him, his worst is still better than the best of anyone outside the top-15. I don't see him leaving the top-10 anytime soon.
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:18 AM   #1305
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Default Re: The Federer Decline Thread (Is he done)

He was the 2nd best player of 2012.

The H2H against his main rivals:
Djokovic: 2 - 3
Murray: 3 - 2
Nadal: 1 - 1

Not bad for a 31 year old playing against 5 years younger opponents.

Roger will not fall out of the top 4 next year as the haters eagerly want and already started saying.

He has declined. That's obvious, just watch a match from 2005/2006. But his talent and natural ability allow him to still win slams and beat prime top opponents much to the despair of he haters.

4 more years haters and then you can finally rest.
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