When will Federer retire? - Page 5 - MensTennisForums.com

MensTennisForums.com

MenstennisForums.com is the premier Men's Tennis forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.Please Register - It's Free!

View Poll Results: When will Federer retire?

2007 (26) 8 2.40%
2008 (26 - 27) 1 0.30%
2009 (27 - 28) 6 1.80%
2010 (28 - 29) 6 1.80%
2011 (29 - 30) 15 4.50%
2012 (30 - 31) 58 17.42%
2013 (31 - 32) 67 20.12%
2014 or later (32 - 91) 172 51.65%
Voters: 333. You may not vote on this poll

Reply

Old 06-22-2009, 12:45 AM   #61
country flag Quakes
Registered User
 
Quakes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 322
Quakes has a reputation beyond reputeQuakes has a reputation beyond reputeQuakes has a reputation beyond reputeQuakes has a reputation beyond reputeQuakes has a reputation beyond reputeQuakes has a reputation beyond reputeQuakes has a reputation beyond reputeQuakes has a reputation beyond reputeQuakes has a reputation beyond reputeQuakes has a reputation beyond reputeQuakes has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: When will Federer retire?

He will play his last tournament at Wimbledon 2017 (his only tournament that year) with a WC (and ranking >100), going to 3rd/4th round (with standing ovation from all Center Court and his opponent after each round he finishes) before falling to somebody we don't know at this moment. Then he announces his retirement that summer at his 36th birthday party in Basel.

Note: Fabrice Santoro is 36 now and still faster than many players on the tour.
Quakes is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 

Old 06-22-2009, 01:15 AM   #62
country flag FedFan_2007
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Cylon Base Ship
Posts: 12,385
FedFan_2007 has a reputation beyond reputeFedFan_2007 has a reputation beyond reputeFedFan_2007 has a reputation beyond reputeFedFan_2007 has a reputation beyond reputeFedFan_2007 has a reputation beyond reputeFedFan_2007 has a reputation beyond reputeFedFan_2007 has a reputation beyond reputeFedFan_2007 has a reputation beyond reputeFedFan_2007 has a reputation beyond reputeFedFan_2007 has a reputation beyond reputeFedFan_2007 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: When will Federer retire?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Quakes View Post
He will play his last tournament at Wimbledon 2017 (his only tournament that year) with a WC (and ranking >100), going to 3rd/4th round (with standing ovation from all Center Court and his opponent after each round he finishes) before falling to somebody we don't know at this moment. Then he announces his retirement that summer at his 36th birthday party in Basel.

Note: Fabrice Santoro is 36 now and still faster than many players on the tour.
I would love it if he played another 9 years on tour. Every year from here on out is just a wonderful bonus for us fans.
FedFan_2007 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2009, 01:23 AM   #63
country flag federernadalfan
LOL
 
federernadalfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Big Apple
Posts: 1,851
federernadalfan has a reputation beyond reputefederernadalfan has a reputation beyond reputefederernadalfan has a reputation beyond reputefederernadalfan has a reputation beyond reputefederernadalfan has a reputation beyond reputefederernadalfan has a reputation beyond reputefederernadalfan has a reputation beyond reputefederernadalfan has a reputation beyond reputefederernadalfan has a reputation beyond reputefederernadalfan has a reputation beyond reputefederernadalfan has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: When will Federer retire?

when he is 65
federernadalfan is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2009, 01:27 AM   #64
country flag +alonso
Registered User
 
+alonso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Age: 24
Posts: 14,052
+alonso has a reputation beyond repute+alonso has a reputation beyond repute+alonso has a reputation beyond repute+alonso has a reputation beyond repute+alonso has a reputation beyond repute+alonso has a reputation beyond repute+alonso has a reputation beyond repute+alonso has a reputation beyond repute+alonso has a reputation beyond repute+alonso has a reputation beyond repute+alonso has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: When will Federer retire?

I know it could be a legit question, but instead of asking that, the thing should be to enjoy his tennis while you can, he'll eventually retire whenever he feels like. The important thing is enjoying what you like while you can.
Your question looks as a mere especulation.
__________________
GATO GAUDIO | FEÑA GONZÁLEZ
+alonso is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2009, 01:34 AM   #65
country flag FedFan_2007
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Cylon Base Ship
Posts: 12,385
FedFan_2007 has a reputation beyond reputeFedFan_2007 has a reputation beyond reputeFedFan_2007 has a reputation beyond reputeFedFan_2007 has a reputation beyond reputeFedFan_2007 has a reputation beyond reputeFedFan_2007 has a reputation beyond reputeFedFan_2007 has a reputation beyond reputeFedFan_2007 has a reputation beyond reputeFedFan_2007 has a reputation beyond reputeFedFan_2007 has a reputation beyond reputeFedFan_2007 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: When will Federer retire?

Federer has stated he wants his son to see him play, so I figure no retirement if he's relatively healthy until 2017.
FedFan_2007 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2009, 01:35 AM   #66
country flag Chiseller
Registered User
 
Chiseller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2,703
Chiseller has a reputation beyond reputeChiseller has a reputation beyond reputeChiseller has a reputation beyond reputeChiseller has a reputation beyond reputeChiseller has a reputation beyond reputeChiseller has a reputation beyond reputeChiseller has a reputation beyond reputeChiseller has a reputation beyond reputeChiseller has a reputation beyond reputeChiseller has a reputation beyond reputeChiseller has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: When will Federer retire?

He'll play as long as his back allows him to.
Chiseller is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2009, 01:49 AM   #67
country flag mcnasty
Registered User
 
mcnasty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 364
mcnasty has a reputation beyond reputemcnasty has a reputation beyond reputemcnasty has a reputation beyond reputemcnasty has a reputation beyond reputemcnasty has a reputation beyond reputemcnasty has a reputation beyond reputemcnasty has a reputation beyond reputemcnasty has a reputation beyond reputemcnasty has a reputation beyond reputemcnasty has a reputation beyond reputemcnasty has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What Age Will Federer Play Till?

Quote:
Originally Posted by DekuTheEvilClown View Post
The players who've lasted the longest i.e. connors, lendl and Agassi all had heavy baseline games. Connors was a full on grinder.

Whereas people like Edberg and Macenroe who played a physically less intensive smoother game never had late success.

For me this kills the theory of physical burnout. It's more about the mental side, in regards to how long a player can last at the top.
For Borg it was mental burnout as he had been playing professionally since his late teen years, 17 or 18, until he was 26 or so.

Wilander retired relatively early because his style, solid baseline play combined with opportune sorties to the net, required a mental and physical exertion that was unsustainable.

Agassi's career went as long as it did because he had numerous stretches when he was indifferent to the sport. If you recall he even dropped out of the top 100 when he was good enuff to be in the top 3.

As to Connors, initially he was not a grinder, but a big hitter who could end points quickly from the baseline. He adapted to become a scrambler and grinder because it was the only way to compete against big servers like McEnroe and big topspin forehand hitters like Llendl.

I think Federer will retire the day the big serve, big forehand style of play becomes obsolete or when age catches up to him to the extent his loss of agility will cost him dearly, more likely the latter than the former which I foresee to be 5 to 7 years from now.
mcnasty is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2009, 01:56 AM   #68
country flag leng jai
Registered User
 
leng jai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Oxford (at heart)
Age: 26
Posts: 19,230
leng jai has a reputation beyond reputeleng jai has a reputation beyond reputeleng jai has a reputation beyond reputeleng jai has a reputation beyond reputeleng jai has a reputation beyond reputeleng jai has a reputation beyond reputeleng jai has a reputation beyond reputeleng jai has a reputation beyond reputeleng jai has a reputation beyond reputeleng jai has a reputation beyond reputeleng jai has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: When will Federer retire?

Quote:
Originally Posted by FedFan_2007 View Post
Federer has stated he wants his son to see him play, so I figure no retirement if he's relatively healthy until 2017.
Too bad his son doesn't want to see him play.
__________________
WARNING: This signature may contain extreme traces of clownishness and glory hunting

TOMMY HASS
0 slams () and 0 finals
0 consecutive weeks at world no. 1
0 consecutive Laureus World Sports Awards
0 times qualified for YEC
3-13 H2H against Rogi Featherer
0-5 H2H against Rafito Nadal!
Career low ranking: 1,241 (26.06.1995)
0 fake mullets flaunted in Roland Garros finals.
1 first name in common with Tommy Robredo
leng jai is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2009, 03:00 AM   #69
country flag FedFan_2007
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Cylon Base Ship
Posts: 12,385
FedFan_2007 has a reputation beyond reputeFedFan_2007 has a reputation beyond reputeFedFan_2007 has a reputation beyond reputeFedFan_2007 has a reputation beyond reputeFedFan_2007 has a reputation beyond reputeFedFan_2007 has a reputation beyond reputeFedFan_2007 has a reputation beyond reputeFedFan_2007 has a reputation beyond reputeFedFan_2007 has a reputation beyond reputeFedFan_2007 has a reputation beyond reputeFedFan_2007 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: When will Federer retire?

Quote:
Originally Posted by leng jai View Post
Too bad his son doesn't want to see him play.
You could try to be nicer.
FedFan_2007 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2009, 03:15 AM   #70
country flag MacTheKnife
10S NE1
 
MacTheKnife's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Posts: 10,558
MacTheKnife has a reputation beyond reputeMacTheKnife has a reputation beyond reputeMacTheKnife has a reputation beyond reputeMacTheKnife has a reputation beyond reputeMacTheKnife has a reputation beyond reputeMacTheKnife has a reputation beyond reputeMacTheKnife has a reputation beyond reputeMacTheKnife has a reputation beyond reputeMacTheKnife has a reputation beyond reputeMacTheKnife has a reputation beyond reputeMacTheKnife has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: When will Federer retire?

Let me see:

__________________
YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS
MacTheKnife is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2009, 03:58 AM   #71
country flag swebright
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 2,586
swebright has a reputation beyond reputeswebright has a reputation beyond reputeswebright has a reputation beyond reputeswebright has a reputation beyond reputeswebright has a reputation beyond reputeswebright has a reputation beyond reputeswebright has a reputation beyond reputeswebright has a reputation beyond reputeswebright has a reputation beyond reputeswebright has a reputation beyond reputeswebright has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: When will Federer retire?

Do you think he will move on as a double player after retiring as a single player? Can he have success there with another double specialist? Like Martina Navratilova did.
swebright is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2009, 04:00 AM   #72
country flag FedFan_2007
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Cylon Base Ship
Posts: 12,385
FedFan_2007 has a reputation beyond reputeFedFan_2007 has a reputation beyond reputeFedFan_2007 has a reputation beyond reputeFedFan_2007 has a reputation beyond reputeFedFan_2007 has a reputation beyond reputeFedFan_2007 has a reputation beyond reputeFedFan_2007 has a reputation beyond reputeFedFan_2007 has a reputation beyond reputeFedFan_2007 has a reputation beyond reputeFedFan_2007 has a reputation beyond reputeFedFan_2007 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: When will Federer retire?

Yes Fed will play into the 2020s citing a need for "elder statesman presence".
FedFan_2007 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2010, 04:56 PM   #73
country flag DualMedia
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 6,506
DualMedia has a reputation beyond reputeDualMedia has a reputation beyond reputeDualMedia has a reputation beyond reputeDualMedia has a reputation beyond reputeDualMedia has a reputation beyond reputeDualMedia has a reputation beyond reputeDualMedia has a reputation beyond reputeDualMedia has a reputation beyond reputeDualMedia has a reputation beyond reputeDualMedia has a reputation beyond reputeDualMedia has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: When will Federer retire?

2012!
DualMedia is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2010, 05:07 PM   #74
country flag ORGASMATRON
Banned!
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: In this world but not of it
Age: 35
Posts: 5,048
ORGASMATRON has a reputation beyond reputeORGASMATRON has a reputation beyond reputeORGASMATRON has a reputation beyond reputeORGASMATRON has a reputation beyond reputeORGASMATRON has a reputation beyond reputeORGASMATRON has a reputation beyond reputeORGASMATRON has a reputation beyond reputeORGASMATRON has a reputation beyond reputeORGASMATRON has a reputation beyond reputeORGASMATRON has a reputation beyond reputeORGASMATRON has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: When will Federer retire?

good question. he said repeatedly he wants to play till after 2012. but he cant keep losing to guys he once owned. how much fun is that? 1st of all he needs to win wimby to make up for his shocking from since the AO. if he does not then he must at least win the USO or this year will become his worst since his rise to the top. either way if he does not win wimby this year i think he needs to consider possibly making some changes. weather it is learning to win ugly, getting a serious coach, or whatever the case may be.
ORGASMATRON is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2010, 05:08 PM   #75
country flag dombrfc
Registered User
 
dombrfc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: England!
Posts: 4,198
dombrfc has a reputation beyond reputedombrfc has a reputation beyond reputedombrfc has a reputation beyond reputedombrfc has a reputation beyond reputedombrfc has a reputation beyond reputedombrfc has a reputation beyond reputedombrfc has a reputation beyond reputedombrfc has a reputation beyond reputedombrfc has a reputation beyond reputedombrfc has a reputation beyond reputedombrfc has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: When will Federer retire?

Ermm at the end of 2011 he shall say 2012 is his last year on tour Despite this he will get a wildcard for wimbledon 2013 making around the 4th round.

Maybe

Lets enjoy him whilst hes still around!
__________________
Roger Federer
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rafael Nadal
Federer is the best player in history, no other player has ever had such quality.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rod Laver
I would be honoured to even be compared to Roger.
Juan Martin del Potro

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mega DC View Post
I think Almagro could sneak in a Roland Garros title.
In 2013, I see Murray winning everything, including Roland Garros.
dombrfc is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Copyright (C) Verticalscope Inc
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBCredits v1.4 Copyright ©2007, PixelFX Studios