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Old 07-09-2012, 08:10 AM   #991
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Retirement might prove an obstacle to this quest. I think Federer this past year has been really driven to prove himself one last time (despite what he says). Now that he won #17 and beat the weeks at #1 record, if he also manages to win gold at the Olympics I could see his motivation start to wane by the end of this season. I hope I'm wrong and that he continues to play forever, though.
This is fairly insightful. Sufficient motivation in terms of goals is a key in continuing to play and improve. Federer already had more records than anyone. Still he kept playing and looking for new goals. I think there are more keys. One other is the love and passion in playing the game. These, Mr. Federer seems to have in abundance. As long as he remains relatively healthy, I think he'll go on playing till he stops enjoying tennis as much relative to other things in his life. He'll make new goals, 100 or 110 titles is one, 8 Wimbledon titles would be another. I think he'll stop when tennis becomes too great a hindrance to his family life or for health reasons.

I know this is a thread about Federer, but I'll contrast this to another great player, Mr. Nadal. He's been quoted before saying he's lost his passion at times. He often distracts himself by doing other things. Now Rafa has achieved his biggest goal - 7 Roland Garros titles, and passed the great Bjorn Borg. He's won the Olympics, he's won Davis Cup. He's done everything on clay that there is to do and has won majors on the other surfaces. There is one other great goal that he has wanted - the Masters Cup - but it may be that he feels that it is out of his reach due to it being on indoor hard court.

I wonder how much longer Rafa will drive himself to play single's tennis. I may be wrong, but I don't think he loves the game in itself with the passion of Federer, and there is nothing wrong with that. His physical health - knees - are probably a limiting factor as well. I think it is healthy to want to move on and do other things and he is obviously has the resources to do that. The next few months should tell us the story with Nadal. I think Nadal could play for the next 4 or 5 years without issues if he focused on clay. The question would be, for what reason? Was Wimbledon 2012 following Roland Garros #7 Nadal's Waterloo, or will Nadal bounce back and set more goals - Vilas sits on top with 45 Career Clay titles - why not Rafa for 50 (see my thread)?

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Old 07-09-2012, 03:56 PM   #992
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murray says fed can win 20 slams. so again we beat them with our advanced thinking.

they must check ejacustan daily.
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:59 PM   #993
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Fed won´t have 20 slams and definitely not 100 titles- actually he can have 100 titles if he will play Stockholm, Vienna and this kind of events next few seasons, but at some point he will starts to decline i give him 1.5year, maximum 2 years and he will be no longer slam contender.
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:50 PM   #994
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i think he will reach 20 slams. But will not reach 100 titles for sure.
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:51 PM   #995
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Love the change of the title, 100 titles needs 20 slams like a hand needs a glove.
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:53 PM   #996
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Both are very big asks, but as the GOAT nothing is beyond his reach. He wants to play at least 4 more years and that should give him enough time. Impossible is nothing for Recordbreakerer.
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I think him getting 20 slams is more realistic than 100 titles.
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murray says fed can win 20 slams. so again we beat them with our advanced thinking.

they must check ejacustan daily.
Just to be clear, Murray said Fed could have won 20 slams, if a couple of points had gone differently the last two years (presumably referring to the Djoker comebacks at USO, Tsonga at Wimbledon, etc). It was a reflection rather than a prediction.

Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/tennis/18764180
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Federer is now 853-192, do you think Federer will get to 900 wins before he gets to 200 losses?

He is 46-6 this year, if he ends the year as good as he started he should not lose 8 matches as all tournaments will suit him even better at the end of the year. Olympics, Cincy, Usopen, Shanghai, 2-3 indoor tournaments.

He should find nr900 around AO next year.
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Only a 100? He can win much more than THAT.
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I think him getting 20 slams is more realistic than 100 titles.
Depends where his focus lies. His goal was to win Wimbledon again (check), get back to #1 (check), and win gold in the Olympics (TBC). Now that he has (pretty much) accomplished this, will his attention switch to chasing Connor's record of most titles won?

He spoke of this at the French Open (wanting to catch it), and he also said he plans to play until 2016 so, assuming his body holds up, it is within the realms of possibility.

Currently he sits on 75 titles, and Connors' record is 109. So to overtake it, he needs to win another 35 tournaments. Or, to be second on the list of most titles won (currently Lendl, on 94) he needs to win another 20.

Remember that next year (in his 31st year), none of the Masters tournaments are mandatory for him - so if he didn't care about his ranking so much, he could potentially play some of the smaller tournaments (with a much better chance of winning) in their place. Rome, Miami, Canada, Shanghai, Paris-Bercy are the tournaments he would be likely to discard from his schedule.

In 2014 he could, even, choose to play just the smaller tournaments and the slams (I doubt he'll ever want to stop playing these until he retires). That way he could add titles from Chennai, Montpellier, Marseille, maybe Munich, Queens, Eastbourne, Newport, go back to Hamburg, play another home tournament in Gstaad, St. Petersburg, Thailand, Japan, Stockholm, etc.

If, for the next two years, he wins six or seven titles (say up to 90 by the end of 2014), then that would leave him with 20 more to get in his final two years in order to claim the all-time record.

That is just feasible, in my opinion, but only if he drops the Masters and plays a lot more of the 250/500 tournaments. If he plans to keep a similar schedule to his current one for the next four years, then no way -- he must recognize that he will no longer (surely by his 33rd birthday) be able to compete at the very highest level, and therefore instead, go all-out in the lower tournaments if he wants to push his tally beyond Connor's.
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Only a 100? He can win much more than THAT.
Getting to 100 would be like climbing up to the height in MT Everest where you have less than 10% of your journey left and you are above the clouds and you can see the top , but you are not at the very top.

So, yeah. When you see Connor's 109 at your reach you can just aswell give it a try even if you are 37 and tired as hell.

On the other hand I dont think Federer would ever lose any sleep over this record.
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Love the change of the title, 100 titles needs 20 slams like a hand needs a glove.


it is for the fed fans.

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He can reach. He is a Motivated a Naturally Driven guy. No Doubt he will keep it going. I can see another Couple of Slams in him.

Even in his interview he said he has worked harder than before in the last couple of years.

Connors Agassi all were pretty good in their thritys and we are now talking about Roger Federer.

he surely can do it.
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:26 PM   #1005
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And just few months ago u were crying and sick cause same 2 players being in finals Atleast Nadal can beat Joker in one of slams, and as i recall Federer last time beat Nadal in slam when? Fedal rivaliry doesnt exist, Nadal rules it and it wont change.
That's false.
I just don't like Nole being there.
I consider him a player with a good year and now we have to tolerate so many stupid people all over the forum.
Also, what you said is false, check the rivalry again, specially outside Roland Garros, you don't know shit.
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