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Old 12-15-2013, 03:11 PM   #91
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being 3rd class player of Strong era automatically makes him a better man. At least he knows how to handle reality unlike his fans
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Federer's not serving as well, he's not hitting his forehand nor backhand as well, his passing shots are a shadow, his volleying certainly hasn't improved.

I can't see how anyone could say that he's a better player now. The most amusing comment is "better player yes, better mover no" considering that he is illustrating no improvements in any part of his 'game' in addition to the fact that movement is an important attribute in someone's level of play.
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Federer's not serving as well, he's not hitting his forehand nor backhand as well, his passing shots are a shadow, his volleying certainly hasn't improved.

I can't see how anyone could say that he's a better player now. The most amusing comment is "better player yes, better mover no" considering that he is illustrating no improvements in any part of his 'game' in addition to the fact that movement is an important attribute in someone's level of play.
Fedmug was never good mover, or you maybe think you should be elitte mover to beat players like Rodmug, Fatghatis, Mcbaldian, Safin, Ljubicic or Gonzales with average movement fedmug would have learned how to beat baby Nadal.

The seal of Fedmug game is serveboting and slicing, and neither one servbot was famous as ellite mover nor slicers are ellitte movers, in the fact opposite, players who are always short one step on court.

So in the case of Federer,the ultimate expierience(15years) is much more important factor than his movement, like Federer simple explained you.

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The thing is: Federer is the best player to ever play the game by a wide margin. He really can win the Australian Open, he can win any tournament he takes part. He knows he's the best of the history and is always very confident.

It's likely to happen? No, unfortunatelly he's aging and lost a step, but he certainly CAN win.
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Wimbledon this year gave Fed hope - if the same happens to another slam draw, then who knows. He can't think that he can actually beat Nadal and Djokovic back to back on the slow Australiam hardcourts over 5 sets, which is what he'd have to do barring those guys being upset. Delpo and Murray also tough for him on that surface. Fed can still beat the rest though.
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That's nice.
Confidence is like 70% of what you need. If he can believe that and convince 90% of the tour to do so too(which I doubt it since they're not utter retards), then he truly will have a chance at AO
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What Fed haters can't begin to wrap their heads around is the pain of having been the greatest ever and then beginning to lose your powers. Federer, the rightful god of tennis for all eternity, has been dragged from Olympus to suffer among mortals. A modicum of denial, delusion, or grieving is only natural.

Fed haters don't get it.

Some just live in a gray world of monotony, enthralled by doltish tennis, unable to understand beauty and light. They could never see his greatness.

Others have some grasp of the scope of his gift, but are slaves to bitterness, resentment, hate, and anger. They feel only schadenfreude, and cannot grasp why anyone would feel genuine sadness over Federer's decline - or why Federer himself would struggle to understand the gravity of what has been stolen from him.

Long story short, Federer is the Prometheus of tennis, and unfeeling predators like Kiedis are the eagles who peck and bite his chained body.



More than an ordinary thief I picture Federer like a modern Icarus. He flew very high with wings of wax for a short period of time but when he faced a real player his wings melted.
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Wimbledon this year gave Fed hope - if the same happens to another slam draw, then who knows. He can't think that he can actually beat Nadal and Djokovic back to back on the slow Australiam hardcourts over 5 sets, which is what he'd have to do barring those guys being upset. Delpo and Murray also tough for him on that surface. Fed can still beat the rest though.
How did losing to Stakhovsky give him hope? Do you mean AO?
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How did losing to Stakhovsky give him hope? Do you mean AO?
As in what happened to the draw - instead of him falling, maybe the same could happen to Nadal, Djokovic etc. leaving him to take advantage. Then again, he couldn't even take advantage of the cake walk draws at RG and the US Open this year so who knows...
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Federer's not serving as well, he's not hitting his forehand nor backhand as well, his passing shots are a shadow, his volleying certainly hasn't improved.

I can't see how anyone could say that he's a better player now. The most amusing comment is "better player yes, better mover no" considering that he is illustrating no improvements in any part of his 'game' in addition to the fact that movement is an important attribute in someone's level of play.
Yeah, agree one hundred percent. It's ludicrous to suggest he's better in any way now, regardless the reasons he's got worse.

Anyone who is suggesting he's better is either working to another agenda (evidence to suggest other players of different ages are that much better than he ever was, for example), or is trying to apply a unrealistically positive mindset going into the new season (Federer himself).


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What Fed haters can't begin to wrap their heads around is the pain of having been the greatest ever and then beginning to lose your powers. Federer, the rightful god of tennis for all eternity, has been dragged from Olympus to suffer among mortals. A modicum of denial, delusion, or grieving is only natural.

Fed haters don't get it.

Some just live in a gray world of monotony, enthralled by doltish tennis, unable to understand beauty and light. They could never see his greatness.

Others have some grasp of the scope of his gift, but are slaves to bitterness, resentment, hate, and anger. They feel only schadenfreude, and cannot grasp why anyone would feel genuine sadness over Federer's decline - or why Federer himself would struggle to understand the gravity of what has been stolen from him.

Long story short, Federer is the Prometheus of tennis, and unfeeling predators like Kiedis are the eagles who peck and bite his chained body.



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More than an ordinary thief I picture Federer like a modern Icarus. He flew very high with wings of wax for a short period of time but when he faced a real player his wings melted.
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He is more experienced today then 10 years ago. But i disagree he is better. Competion because of his dominance back then has increased big time. Isntead of 1 big Dog there were 4 few years ago.

He is paying the price for having few injuries during his early years.

I like his confidence towards the AO14 not saying he cant win, but think its a tall order.He should be happy if he repeats his same results there.
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Yeah i agree with him.

Too bad Robredo got even tougher....
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