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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 07-10-2012, 04:59 PM   #751
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Default Re: The Federer Decline Thread (Sampras doesn't see any decline)

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Let's see if Nadal can even win FO or Djoker to win AO and become world's #1 when they're 31.
I doubt that they will. Their game is more effortfull and less efficient than Roger's. They probably will be out of the game by 31. Time will tell.
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Old 07-10-2012, 05:01 PM   #752
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Default Re: The Federer Decline Thread (Sampras doesn't see any decline)

Imagine if he was 25-26 now, he'd absolutely rip this field to smithereens.
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Old 07-10-2012, 05:20 PM   #753
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Default Re: The Federer Decline Thread (Sampras doesn't see any decline)

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Good point, however, Roger is an exceptional tennis player due to his basic health and game style. I believe he just turned 31
He was born 08/08-81, an easy date as your American system (month first) and our European system (day first) produce the same result. He will be 31 in another four weeks.
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Old 07-10-2012, 06:40 PM   #754
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Default Re: The Federer Decline Thread (Sampras doesn't see any decline)

The poll is biased -- implying that OLDerer winning a slam means that he has not declined. Federer has declined -- FACT -- no need for elabloration, any rational tennis fan who has followed Federer over the years can attest to this. Winning a major at 31 is merely a testament to his greatness, that despite declining he is still good enough to be able to compete with players 5+ years younger than himself.

People shouldn't take Sampras's words at face value -- don't know what he was trying to imply here, perhaps he was trying to quell doubts about Federer's motivation, or perhaps he was trying to denigrate what Federer achieved in his prime -- I'll give him the benefit of the doubt however. However, it is rather ironic. Remember Sampras is a player who in 2002 argued that he had not declined and was playing the best tennis of his career . One's success is related to the degree of confidence one has -- if a player starts admitting to themselves that they are not as formidable as they used to be, it can be detrimental to their confidence. Self-belief is a HUGE and PIVOTAL factor in success at this level.
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The poll is biased -- implying that OLDerer winning a slam means that he has not declined. Federer has declined -- FACT -- no need for elabloration, any rational tennis fan who has followed Federer over the years can attest to this. Winning a major at 31 is merely a testament to his greatness, that despite declining he is still good enough to be able to compete with players 5+ years younger than himself.

People shouldn't take Sampras's words at face value -- don't know what he was trying to imply here, perhaps he was trying to quell doubts about Federer's motivation, or perhaps he was trying to denigrate what Federer achieved in his prime -- I'll give him the benefit of the doubt however. However, it is rather ironic. Remember Sampras is a player who in 2002 argued that he had not declined and was playing the best tennis of his career . One's success is related to the degree of confidence one has -- if a player starts admitting to themselves that they are not as formidable as they used to be, it can be detrimental to their confidence. Self-belief is a HUGE and PIVOTAL factor in success at this level.
Federer probably has declined a bit, but Nadal and Novak have dramatically imporoved since 07.
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8 months, 8 Titles , including 1 Major , 3 1000M ,and WTF without losing a single match is not Decline you Lleyton Tard
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He saw a chance when Nadal lost to Rosol.

Still, he was lucky to even reach the final. Luckily, Andy Murray was waiting.

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Federer will fall.
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Federer will fall.

you mean like this?


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Amazing to see declinerer still winning slams. Still in shock.
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Federer probably has declined a bit, but Nadal and Novak have dramatically imporoved since 07.
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Sampras doesn't want to see any decline, because his huge ego cannot see past the fact that Federer is doing what he did but 10times better.
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Sampras doesn't want to see any decline, because his huge ego cannot see past the fact that Federer is doing what he did but 10times better.
NONSENSE! Roger just won Wimbledon and has had the best record, overall, than anyone since the USO. According to McEnroe and others, Fed is doing some things better now than a few years ago. To Say the Roger is 10 times better than Sampras, is IDIOTIC!
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Default Federer will probably drop to #4 next year

He's been very on/off since 2008. I think there's no doubt that this is his 'on' year (counting as of autumn 2011 actually), and even so, it wouldn't even be as good had Nadal been able to play more, don't forget about that.

So, don't be surprised when it happens.

Maybe even Del Potro could overtake him. If he allows himself to drop out of the top 4, that would be another milestone in the decline.

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well he has to come down sometime He cant be a top 3 player forever I will be happy just to watch him play .Rankings and all dont matter to me now that he has broken the all time record of most weeks at no 1
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