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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 08-14-2008, 04:41 PM   #76
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I had no idea that Tom Perrotta wrote for tennis magazine! I love all of his books, and none of them ever mentioned anything about tennis.
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Old 08-14-2008, 04:45 PM   #77
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i dont think its the same guy. this one is official-fed-fan, lord protector of feds glory.

the one youre referring cant be that bad.
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Old 08-14-2008, 05:06 PM   #78
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Listen Granpa McTK!
Not all Nadal fans think that way. I was just trying to highlight some of the points that Fed might have too take note of when he plays his opponents. I happened to used Rafa's example because it was provided. Like Fed needing to FOCUS is a general assertion against any opponent, not just Nadal.
Good point. I was actually replying to Beautiful's post, but should have said "a lot of or some" Nadal fans.
Thanks junior!! Love the Granpa comment.
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Woods, an athlete? I don't care if he trains hard or whatever he does. Golf isn't a sport. Now every sport when U.S. doesn't dominate is dying and poker is a sport
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he looked dreadful against blake today...

just skip Us Open and regroup for next yr. He'll probably lose to Scoville Jenkins or Don young if he plays this yr at the open.
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he looked dreadful against blake today...

just skip Us Open and regroup for next yr. He'll probably lose to Scoville Jenkins or Don young if he plays this yr at the open.
I disagree. He just needs to gradually rebuild confidence.
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how is he gonna rebuild his confidence if keeps losing to his "bitches"?
i think he needs a break, come back fresh for the AO
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Old 08-14-2008, 07:07 PM   #84
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how is he gonna rebuild his confidence if keeps losing to his "bitches"?
i think he needs a break, come back fresh for the AO
i kept thinking he's mindset wasn't in the game while he was getting whooped by blake today.

he looks like he's lost his hunger for the game.
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So also should Roddick, Ferrer, Davydenko, Gasquet and the rest. Only Nadal and Djokovic can keep playing all the tournaments till the end of the year.
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That strategy has shown itself to be disastrous. J McEnroe took a break and he never won a slam again.


Yes Roger, do take that break. You need it
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So also should Roddick, Ferrer, Davydenko, Gasquet and the rest. Only Nadal and Djokovic can keep playing all the tournaments till the end of the year.
roddick made it to countrywide final last week and will prob roll into a final again this week
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Default Re: Roger should take rest of the yr off from the tour

If he has a bad run in singles he should play more doubles matches.
At the Olympics so far he along Wawrinka have been really impressive.
Before the rain break they were leading Bhupathi/Paes with 4-1.
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I wouldn't have Fed ever show that he sees the writing on the wall. Even though everyone knows he is struggling, he can't take off and confirm it.

He has to play through it, and try to find his confidence again, building it back brick by brick.

I totally vote "no" on a self-imposed hiatus.
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