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Now that we're done with the slams for another year, time to look forward to 2012, where the legendary Roger Federer will be gunning for yet another honour.

Having provided epic chokes against Nadal in Melbourne, Djokovic in New York (twice) and Tsonga in SW19, all that stands in the way of Federer and yet another piece of history is a repeat of any of the above performances on the red clay of Roland Garros.

Time is running out for the great maestro to accomplish this amazing feat seeing as he has just turned 30. My question is: will we be seeing the particular piece of history from Federer in Paris next year?
 

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IMO 2008 Wimbledon was more of a choke than 2011. He choked on every single BP. And he already choked majorly at the French this year in the first and second set. So he already has the Choke Slam in the bag.
 

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Choke Slam is completed. This year he added RG and Wimbledon to his collection.
 

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Federer being such a choker is a part of his overall charms. Only serves as a testament to his sheer tennis brilliance, winning so many slams despite being mentally so fragile.
 

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Federer being such a choker is a part of his overall charms. Only serves as a testament to his sheer tennis brilliance, winning so many slams despite being mentally so fragile.
It just highlights how many chokers and mugs he was facing during his prime. Therefore, compared to them, Fed was a mental fortress. He was dominating in a significantly weaker era than today. Not saying that he wouldn't have won slams had he been at his prime in this era, but he definitely wouldn't have 16.
 

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He will turn 31 next year, So.... It's time to retired. absolutely not
 

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He will turn 31 next year, So.... It's time to retired. absolutely not
Don't see it happening. His ego is too big to retire. Sad thing is, he'll keep on playing, and keep on losing, and choking matches not only to top players, but to low ranked players too. After years of such display a lot of people will forget the amazing things he did in his prime. He should have retired in similar fashion to Sampras, after winning his last slam (French Open or Australian Open). Can you imagine what would happen had he done that? He would be untouchable for ever. He would be viewed as an UNDISPUTED GOAT. Now, with these chokes, questionable losses, people are starting to question the strength of his era, and Fed's mental strength. If this choking/losing continues, people will focus more on his losses than his wins, and his legacy will be for ever damaged.
 

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Don't see it happening. His ego is too big to retire. Sad thing is, he'll keep on playing, and keep on losing, and choking matches not only to top players, but to low ranked players too. After years of such display a lot of people will forget the amazing things he did in his prime. He should have retired in similar fashion to Sampras, after winning his last slam (French Open). Can you imagine what would happen had he done that? He would be untouchable for ever. He would be viewed as an UNDISPUTED GOAT. Now, with these chokes, questionable losses, people are starting to question the strength of his era, and Fed's mental strength.
He'd also have two less slams
 

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It just highlights how many chokers and mugs he was facing during his prime. Therefore, compared to them, Fed was a mental fortress.
Federer was never a mental fortress even compared to the likes of Safin, for example. Let alone guys like Hewitt, who is no choker at all.

No, he beat them being a vastly superior player game-wise - not by being mentally tough like these two guys in yesterday's final. But of course, you are entitled to your own opinion, no matter how erroneous it might be. ;)
 

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He'd also have two less slams
Doesn't matter. Borg has less slams than Roger, but he retired when he was at (or close to) his best level, and he is not far off from being GOAT (according to some). Can you imagine if Roger did that when he had 14 or 15 slams?
 

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he is already a proud owner of double choke slam.
AO: 2005 vs Safin (ok, arguable this one), 2009 vs Rafa (bigtime)
RG: 2007 vs Rafa (1/17 bp), 2011 vs Rafa (was crushing, then just shut down for no reason)
W: 2008 vs Rafa (1/13 bp), 2011 vs Tsonga (this one arguable as well, Tsonga just took control. shouldnt have been allowed though)
US: 2009 vs DelPo (facepalm), 2010 vs Nole (double facepalm), 2011 vs Nole (triple facepalm)
 

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Hehe...it's so funny with Fed and all his "titles". Ranging from GOAT to Choke Slam Champion.

Would it be wrong to say that his choking is a result of his awareness of his own weakness, i.e. top spin to BH?

Btw: He has not completed the career choke slam. He hasn't been in the position of winning RG and then losing it. Also, I wouldn't count this year's loss to Djokovic as a choke in that category, because it wasn't the final and we all know he would have lost to Nadal in the final...and I'm a fan of Fed...

EDIT: I don't count not converting BP's as choking...oponent a huge factor, vs. a lesser factor during own serve...
 

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having the greatest ever choke record is just part of his overall goatyness.
and how do you not consider not converting bps choking? did you see the that wimly game? nadal facing break point. breaks out horrible grimasses. picks ass. bowls 70mph in the middle of the box. rog slices it to bottom of the net. again. again. again. again.
 
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