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Old 04-21-2013, 07:10 AM   #1
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Default Federer to win a slam this year.

Federer's death has been greatly exagerated.

Three of his four losses this year have been against the very best, besides everybody goes through dry patches. Federer shows he can still play brilliant tennis at times. Lets not forget he is the defending Wimbledon champion, in my mind that makes him the favourite. One year of aging won't make much difference. Also Fed on grass (which is less demanding physically then slower courts) and with a day off between matches should be able to play at high consistent level. If not at Wimbledon he will win at the U.S open. I would not completely count him out of the French either (but he needs a great draw)

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Old 04-21-2013, 07:14 AM   #2
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His decline is vastly exaggerated, yes. He can and will play great tennis this season. He needed a long break, he got one, and now we'll see what he can do from Madrid to Wimbledon. Whenever people write him off he comes back and does the unexpected, like at the French Open two years ago.
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Federer's death has been greatly exagerated.

Three of his four losses this year have been against the very best, besides everybody goes through dry patches. Federer shows he can still play brilliant tennis at times. Lets not forget he is the defending Wimbledon champion, in my mind that makes him the favourite. One year of aging won't make much difference. Also Fed on grass (which is less demanding physically then slower courts) and with a day off between matches should be able to play at high consistent level. If not at Wimbledon he will win at the U.S open. I would not completely count him out of the French either (but he needs a great draw)

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Default Re: Federer to win a slam this year.

I can only see Federer as a legitimately dangerous threat at Wimbledon. Winning it, however, is a bit of a stretch.
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He will. And finish the year #2. People never learn.
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He will. And finish the year #2. People never learn.
They never listen no matter how many times I tell them Gasquet is next #1.
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They never listen no matter how many times I tell them Gasquet is next #1.


Well, that`s just my old dream, nothing wrong with it. What would we do without dreams? Federer though is another story.
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Default Re: Federer to win a slam this year.

i think he will be putting 100% effort into defending his Wimbledon title, and he'll be fresh after an early exit at RG.

I don't think he'll do it, but he certainly can't be written off at Wimbledon.
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Current world number 2 and 17 time champion but I still think the answer is no.
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He may be ranked #2, but he's not the second best player in the world.
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Default Re: Federer to win a slam this year.

In this weak era, he can probably manage 10 more slams. Just look what happened to Wimby last year
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