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Old 12-06-2012, 08:46 PM   #16
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Okay - sorry - point noted. Personally found it interesting as though he's said he wanted to play Rio 2016 before this seemed a bigger assessment of his long term plan for the next 4 years - the decision to skip Miami etc. Anyway it's not sensationalist in that it's not the first time he's said it but to me it's the first time I think he really believes it/actually is aiming for it rather than just putting off the press asking retirement questions.
OK I understand but I think you made a mistake : he's just in Brazil and he said "I want to play", nothing more in an answer in an interview with the enthusiasm which is suitable for this exhibition and fun time, you should be able to understand that the fact that the NY Times makes a title with that sentence doesn't mean that Fed really insisted saying that : I think you should really understand that the context in which a player says a sentence and the fact that a newspaper makes a titlke with it are two different things ... the example of the Indian newspaper which titled "Nadal will not compete in the Australian open" was a good example (which even obliged Nadal to publish something on his facebook to deny those "rumours" )

the decision to skip Doha and Miami was more concrete news actually
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:47 PM   #17
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Hopefully he will. It would be sweet to see his tears after getting trashed by some random mug in the first round.
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noserer's double account still hasn't been discovered
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noserer isn't a double account!!!!

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As a knowledgable tennis fan (unlike some people here), I can tell you exactly that. There are tennis players who have problems with playing indoor tennis because of the different lights, different sounds etc. compared to outdoors and Nadal is obvioulsy one of those players.
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ok, then you have two favorite posters
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ok, then you have two favorite posters
no listen carefully

noserer isn't a double account

just a dulltard and tdoctard that's been lurking here
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As a knowledgable tennis fan (unlike some people here), I can tell you exactly that. There are tennis players who have problems with playing indoor tennis because of the different lights, different sounds etc. compared to outdoors and Nadal is obvioulsy one of those players.
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Default Re: Roger: "I want to play in Rio 2016"

I don't understand this Everybody knows he doesn't care tuppence about the Olympics - if he did he would have won Gold this year.




Or so his fans said when he didn't.
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Default Re: Roger: "I want to play in Rio 2016"

I still can't believe he didn't win it in 2004. In 2008 and 2012 he had already declined and was vulnerable to other great players. He did pretty well in 2000 but he was very young.

But really, losing to 19 yeard old Berdych in the second round.....
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So we're going to see at least 4 more years of Roger Federer on the tennis tour. It'll be interesting to see how he fares out - whether there will be a change in his game/style/tactic, and I wonder how far down (or possibly not - does anyone think he'll still remain in the top 3 in 2016?) the rankings he will drop down to by then.
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I want to be The Queen of England . Born in Canada, do I qualify?
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Default Re: Roger: "I want to play in Rio 2016"

on the face of it, DELUSIONAL


but if you look at the current field of youngsters (age 17-22), you'll realise that they're all mugs, so its actually very likely they federer will remain in the top 5 in 2016, djoko, nadal and murray will probably end up winning slams in their 30s given how weak the next generation are, theres literally noone to challenge them
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Good luck to him I guess but he'll be nearly 35 - if he actually is still competitive by then it'll say a LOT about the state of the game and particularly the youngsters in that case. On the plus side he doesn't look likely to be threatened by any Swiss youngsters so he'd certainly qualify I'm sure...



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It will say NOTHING about the state of the game or the youngsters. Federer isn't/won't be your run of the mill 35 year old - if he doesn't pick up any big injury he will most certainly be very competitive in 2016 (top 8 for sure) at 35, because he is just that good. It is not a reflection on how bad others are, but what a rare talent Federer is.
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I will see you there Roger, hopefully we play Round 1.
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The weakness of the younger generation will enable the current top players to go on quite a long time and rack up big careers.
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