But of course piggy plays REALLY beautiful tennis with all that moonballing...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.
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.
No, because he's losing all over the place at the moment, compared to his previous years:Only because he lost twice to Nalby, he's going down and will not be the #1 next year? :silly:
maybe just the competition level has grew compared to the other years?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)
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.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.
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.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.