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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 09-06-2012, 11:47 AM   #1216
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It's very interesting to see what would happen to Fedal next year. To see what was left in their tank. I always believe their fate in tennis were intertwined together, though they are 5 years apart.

I think Federer would win 1 more slam in the next 2 years. As long as he can qualify to QF and SF regularly, he would continue playing and anything can happen from there. I think he can do this as the field before QF is still wide open for him.

Nadal's presence in slams would affect him in tricky way. He has good chance on all surfaces, but he couldn't just face what's thrown in front of him anymore. I think Federer is truly disappointed losing against Berd, because he comes here as the favorite and No. 1 player, so he wants to win a slam with that status, NOT as an "opportunist". But sadly, I'm afraid he has to be more like an "opportunist" if he wants to win a slam. I hope he can win just 1 more slam as No. 1 and the favorite, but it's more unlikely than being an opportunist, I guess.
This board is so reactionary. Don't see how anybody in the top 4 could be referred to as an opportunist. He sits at #1 and is a true contender at every slam. Berdych played really well, and Fed was off (especially the forehand) and still there was a chance. Things turned very quickly in that break game with the net cord. Just a bad day - that's why his still current QF streak in GS and his SF record are so awesome - that's a long time to win and not have injury, bad days, etc.

Fed will be fine - might not hold on to #1 but that's okay, he's got the record weeks at #1. Go home, rest up and enjoy your family for 6 weeks. Then come back strong for the indoor season. Still think he's the favorite at Wimbledon, but not the other GS as there are too many great HC players. Hope there's a new US Open champ - that'll be a long time there's been 4 different GS winners in a year. Interesting times.
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:54 PM   #1217
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He's proven people wrong so many times and yet fools still line up and ask for it once again!! I don't know if this guy's through or not but his history demonstrates a resounding no. He lost a heartbreaker here last year and look what happened.
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Never count the GOAT out. That's all I have to say. His quickness and fitness is not that below par.
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Fed was counted out in 2008, he was counted out in 2009, in 2010 and in 2011. Funnily enough, he returned every time. Same with Nadal.Never count out those guys, they have far too much talent for that (especially Roger).
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Chicken Little says the sky is falling and says that Federer is finished.
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i'd sign up for another season like this, next year

awesome year!

and Indoor season still to come
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It all depends upon his Motivation levels because the Guy still has it..
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Considering his age and his opposition, a slam winning year is a spectacular year for Federer, Djokovic will probably have a better season, congratz to hi but it changes nothing.
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If he wouldn't have won Wimbledon this year, Federer would have received much criticism for a second year without a slam. But now I think that Federer has proven his critics wrong with winning Wimbledon and returning to nr. 1 this year. I personally thought already that he would win another major, but not that he would return to nr. 1.

I think he potentially can win 1 or 2 more slams the coming years. Must likely at Wimbledon. Because at grass he looks great. He has probably the best service of the big 4.

But if I hear him say that he likes to continue to the 2016 olympics, that's a bit far. He is not a robot. There comes a day that he will really start to decline. Especially in best of 5 (grand slam) matches. It will become harder and harder to compete with Djokovic, Nadal and Murray.
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Any year you win a slam is a good year.
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I think it was more important for Federer himself to pass Sampras # weeks at nr1 than it was to increase his slam count. Missing out on that record with like 2 weeks margin surely bothered Roger A LOT and kept him going for nr1. Now with Nadals problems and Djokovic "protecting him" he probably feels safer about his slam count too.

Sadly I think him taking Sampras record and Nadals problems has a negative effect on Rogers motivation, that could speed up his decline
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federer should retire for nadal's fans, clearly
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A fit Nadal will beat Roget at Wimbledon IMO, every year Feds level falls a bit, Murray is catching up on grass also. Plus of course there is Berdych and co. Not to mention Rosol. However, if Nadal is injured then Fed is 1st/2nd fave at all slams
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I think Federer is truly disappointed losing against Berd, because he comes here as the favorite and No. 1 player, so he wants to win a slam with that status, NOT as an "opportunist".
He won 7 times at Wimbledon.

An opportunist would be someone who gets lucky and wins just once there. A fluke. Never to reach the final again and who won because he avoided the best player on grass.

IF Nadal were to lose in the QF of RG in 2013(to a ballbasher) but then won RG in 2014(avoiding Djokovic and ballbashers), would he be considered an opportunist? Of course not. You don't fluke a slam 7 or 8 times.

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