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What part of the game is Federer most negatively affected due to his age?

For me its the mental.. because when you watch him play the early rounds without pressure
He runs and places the shots just as he did i.e 2006...

But 2010-2011 us open loosing 2 match points and the match in both..
Wimbledon final making a great comeback when loosing 2-1 in sets a break down.. (No pressure)
 

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Physical obviously. Slower = worse footwork = looks worse physically
 

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He is much slower than he used to be. Look at him in his prime and you will see the difference physically as well as mentally.
 

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Physical obviously. Slower = worse footwork = looks worse physically
He might be slightly slower today but that's excusable if you consider how many consecutive night matches he played. His stubborness really costed him, going for winners all the time on the BH. If you look at most of his shots today he was in a very good position, yet he still missed it somehow. Also missed a large amount of sitters, the most important one being the 1st point in the TB.
 

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Some "experts" never got their brain fixed, routinely repeat their stupidity saying:
1) Federer is not physically declining as if he is still at his 2006 level
2) Federer is mentally weak when he couldn't even rally but managed to dictate the rally to save the MP
 

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Stamina (mental and physical), speed, footwork, serve, forehand, and backhand have all noticeably declined.
 

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Some "experts" never got their brain fixed, routinely repeat their stupidity saying:
1) Federer is not physically declining as if he is as fit as he was 2006
2) Federer is mentally weak when he couldn't even rally but managed to dictate the rally on the MP
He's obviously slower, but with his finesse a declining fitness won't affect him as much as people like Nadal. If you look at the number of UEs today it's just staggering. Bear in mind that a shot counts as a UE if you are physically in a good position to hit the ball, so poor footwork is not a good excuse.
 

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I say physical

it's pretty obvious that his reaction time is far worse than years ago (he doesn't set things up early and precise like in the past) and his shot placement is wayyyy worse because, once again, his focus/feel has declined with age. younger Federer would carve out beautiful drop shots all the time

frankly Federer dominated the sport because of his GAME not his HEAD. if one thing or the other is more noticeably changed, its his game and thats changed because he physically has declined
 

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I say physical

it's pretty obvious that his reaction time is far worse than years ago (he doesn't set things up early and precise like in the past) and his shot placement is wayyyy worse because, once again, his focus/feel has declined with age. younger Federer would carve out beautiful drop shots all the time

frankly Federer dominated the sport because of his GAME not his HEAD. if one thing or the other is more noticeably changed, its his game and thats changed because he physically has declined
Just saw the <3 Federer in your signature. When did you convert? :confused:
 

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What part of the game is Federer most negatively affected due to his age?

For me its the mental.. because when you watch him play the early rounds without pressure
He runs and places the shots just as he did i.e 2006
...

But 2011-2012 us open loosing 2 match points and the match in both..
Wimbledon final making a great comeback when loosing 2-1 in sets a break down.. (No pressure)
Well it is not hard to look good against bums. That's the story of Roger career really. He is lucky, he was born into the right era.
 

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He's obviously slower, but with his finesse a declining fitness won't affect him as much as people like Nadal. If you look at the number of UEs today it's just staggering. Bear in mind that a shot counts as a UE if you are physically in a good position to hit the ball, so poor footwork is not a good excuse.
So you mean he has to moonball and push when his footwork and stamina never allow intense rally any more? He is 33 yrs old and is not able to counterattack when in defense. So many players are physically better than him. At this stage he'd better not push for a 10% chance of winning a rally.
 

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Well it is not hard to look good against bums. That's the story of Roger career really. He is lucky, he was born into the right era.

This.
 
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