Originally Posted by romismak
I hope this thread was meant as joke, because there is no way Roger will make it to 100. The way things are in tennis world right now he will be lucky to get to 80. He is not kind of player that will suddenly play 250 events like Almagro just to get title, his chances are pretty limited to indoors or medium big events- 500, he most likely won´t win more than 1 slam more and also on Masters it is pretty difficult, he isn´t going to win any clay Masters for sure and on outdoor HC best of 3 anyone on good day can beat him, simply best of 3 is better for upsets. I can´t see him winning more than 2 Masters 1000 per year- even that is maybe too much, also who knows how long he will be top 10 i think 2 years, than age must get to him. His biggest chances in future will be indoors and grass, while Wimbledon is best of 5 and everyone will play their maximum there, it won´t be easy, so he should win at least 2 Halle´s if he will take it seriously. He can win some indoors like BAsel 2x, maybe Paris- WTF if is in good form and that´s it i can´t see him getting above 80...
Mr. Romismak, I just picked your post early this year as an example of why it is so hard to predict what will happen in tennis.
Early in the year, right after the Australian Open, Federer had not won any titles in 2012, and your post was not too far-fetched.
Now that he has won 4 titles (2 500's and 2 Masters 1000's) since then before Roland Garros (the most since 2006), based on his play, it's not far fetched that he might get close to 80
this year. Halle, a major at Wimbledon/US Open and/or Olympics, another masters, a couple of indoor wins this year and he'll do it.
But he could get hurt, or suddenly lose form, and not do it. Who's to say? Can he reach 100 or 110 over a period of years? Yes, if circumstances are favorable to him. Will he? Who knows?
None of us has a crystal ball. We are just discussing his chances to do it.
It makes for good fun I hope. I'm also happy to see that by and large there has been a lot of respect between posters in this thread and lack of hater type posts. Congratulations to all for that.
And let's hope 10 years from now we'll all look back and enjoy this thread that Mr. CD generously (and courageously) started
, and see how close we were in our predictions, and marvel at the amazing career at one of the great tennis players of our time.