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Since US Open, only 10-2 with one ISG title. Fire the bum.
 

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i know you`re being sarcastic, but you`re also wrong about his match record!!
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since USO Jesus FED is actually 12-2... you forgot about his 2 wins in Davis Cup!
 

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I guess you could say that, yeah. Or then it's just that he's slowly starting to decline. Because I haven't been impressed by him too many times during this year.

But it could be that I'm just expecting too much from the guy. And it's hard to blame me for that, considering how the finnish and swedish commentators on Eurosport go on and on about how beautiful his tennis is to watch and how superior to everyone else he is. And if he wants to win a point, he wins it :). And at the same time he's struggling against Feliciano Lopez, hitting the ball in the net every 15 second. I don't see how that's beautiful tennis.

So yeah, if you look upon Roger as a god then he's definitely in a slump.
 

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I guess you could say that, yeah. Or then it's just that he's slowly starting to decline. Because I haven't been impressed by him too many times during this year.

But it could be that I'm just expecting too much from the guy. And it's hard to blame me for that, considering how the finnish and swedish commentators on Euro
sport go on and on about how beautiful his tennis is to watch and how superior to everyone else he is. And if he wants to win a point, he wins it :). And at the same time he's struggling against Feliciano Lopez, hitting the ball in the net every 15 second. I don't see how that's beautiful tennis.

So yeah, if you look upon Roger as a god then he's definitely in a slump.
But of course piggy plays REALLY beautiful tennis with all that moonballing... :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
 
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Umm if Nadal is playing well then yes, I'd rather watch him. But of course Roger playing his best tennis is pure gold and really amazing to watch. It's just that the JESUS Fed rarely shows up at events these days. :tears: It's a shame, really.
 

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One of two things happened this year:

1) Fed had a bad year and bounces back next year more focused and continues to dominate/be #1.

2) Fed is losing his edge and this year was his last year as the #1 player.
 

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Federer is doing OK. I do`nt expect him to be tennis god all the time. Slowly, very slowly he is transforming to more "normal" no1:). He had several " god years", including incredible 2006. JMac had his god year in 1984, winning 13 singles titles,winning 82 matches and losing only 3. After that, he never won GS title again. Wilander had his best year in 1988, winning 3 GS titles, after that he never won GS title again. Connors had his god year in 1974, winning 3 GS titles. After that he became a normal top player, sometimes winning GS titles , sometimes spent years without GS title. Considering Fed`s best year so far was 2006 , he did incredibly well in 2007.
 

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Federer is doing OK. I do`nt expect him to be tennis god all the time. Slowly, very slowly he is transforming to more "normal" no1:). He had several " god years", including incredible 2006. JMac had his god year in 1984, winning 13 singles titles,winning 82 matches and losing only 3. After that, he never won GS title again. Wilander had his best year in 1988, winning 3 GS titles, after that he never won GS title again. Connors had his god year in 1974, winning 3 GS titles. After that he became a normal top player, sometimes winning GS titles , sometimes spent years without GS title. Considering Fed`s best year so far was 2006 , he did incredibly well in 2007.

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all good/valid points:cool:
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FED`s his own worst enemy because he`s created unprecedented expectations due to the fact that he managed to top himself nearly every year:

FED`s timeline

2000 > 1999
2001 > 2000
2002 > 2001
2003 >>> 2002 [unlucky to finish #2]
2004 >>>>>>> 2003 [God Year 1.]
2005 ~~ 2004 [God Year 2.]
2006 >>> 2005 [God Year 3.]
2007 ~~ 2006 [God Year 4.]
 

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Only because he lost twice to Nalby, he's going down and will not be the #1 next year? :silly:
No, because he's losing all over the place at the moment, compared to his previous years:

2004: 3x GS, 3x AMS + 5 other titles = 11 (record 70-6)
2005: 2x GS, 4x AMS + 5 other titles = 11 (record 80-4)
2006: 3x GS, 4x AMS + 5 other titles = 12 (record 92-5)
2007: 3x GS, 2x AMS + 2 other titles = 8 (record 64-8) (played all 9 AMS for the first time)
 

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No, because he's losing all over the place at the moment, compared to his previous years:

2004: 3x GS, 3x AMS + 5 other titles = 11 (record 70-6)
2005: 2x GS, 4x AMS + 5 other titles = 11 (record 80-4)
2006: 3x GS, 4x AMS + 5 other titles = 12 (record 92-5)
2007: 3x GS, 2x AMS + 2 other titles = 8 (record 64-8) (played all 9 AMS for the first time)
maybe just the competition level has grew compared to the other years?
 

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Just one thing to remember:
Federe's season is still better than any of Sampras's seasons during his reign.
Actually,even by his own very high standard,i thought it was a great season for him.
2006 was an alien year(more than 90 wins and only 5 losses ffs!) and he will probably never replicate it(let alone surpass it).
 

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I feel Federer has lost his dominance in normal events. People are winning sets off him and winning is not so easy for him.

IMO his game has lost that magic.

But not yet in grand slams.
 

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fed is not having a bad year i gurantee you any player in the world including nadal would give their right arm to have the year federer is having, winning 3 gslams is nothing to be sneeze that, but compare fed to other years you can consider this a slump but man its amazing we can even call this a slump lol....that's how good this guy is. Nalbandian is one of my favorite player and im happy with the success he's having at the moment, but i will reserve my judgement on how good he really is until next year after the AO.
 

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It's very simple, Federer does not have at the moment mental energy in events outside the slams. All his focus is on these events as his record this year reflects that. If in the next years he will win 2 or 3 slams each year, I don't care what he's doing in other events.
 

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I'm sure all the guys (including Nadal) on the tour would love Fed's results this year and Fed has it but he's more nervous I think now that he's close to Sampras record.

His focus has shifted and I think slams will be where he will apply his most effort now that he's so close to Sampras.

Is this the first or 2nd time this year Fed hasn't made a final. Well then I can name a few who are younger and declining at a faster rate.
 

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One of two things happened this year:

1) Fed had a bad year and bounces back next year more focused and continues to dominate/be #1.

2) Fed is losing his edge and this year was his last year as the #1 player.
Federer probably would have won Madrid and Paris if it weren't for Nalbandian. It's not a slump when Nalbandian is beating all the top players .... Djokovic, Gasquet, Nadal etc all with ease.
 

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:haha:

Yes, ending the year with a very solid position as #1, winning three GS, appearing in nearly every final... now that's indeed what I call 'in a slump'.

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It's very simple, Federer does not have at the moment mental energy in events outside the slams. All his focus is on these events as his record this year reflects that. If in the next years he will win 2 or 3 slams each year, I don't care what he's doing in other events.
At least Roger broke Nalbandian a couple of times and challanged him in Paris. Nadal lost 4-0, 0-6 to Nalbandian. Opponents like Gasquet who are young and eager can't do a thing to stop DN.

I don't think it's about some mental edge.....it's just a matter of who gets the easier draw these days. If Roger had gotten Nadal's draw in Paris he would have been in the final instead.
 
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