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In 10 days, Roger Federer will celebrate the end of his 37th year and embark on his 38th year of life.

Aside from enjoying playing and competition, what do you think should be the tennis career goals that will continue to motivate Roger the next 10 years as long as he continues to play?
Which goals do you think he should or will abandon?

Factor in that he will probably play an even more reduced schedule as time goes by.

For example:

Do you think winning the Olympics singles is still a realistic goal?

Is winning 110 titles to pass Connors Open Era record a viable goal?

Do you think he should continue to abandon clay tournaments, and which other tournaments/goals should he abandon?

In which career goals that you name does he have the best chances of achieving?

He obviously will have chances at several longevity records.

So,

One realizes this is a pretty wide open question with differing viewpoints, but go ahead post away, and have fun.

Respectfully,
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2018: 100 titles
2019: 1200 match wins
2020: 100 match wins at AO and Wimbledon
2021: break Connors match wins record
2022: 100 match wins at US Open
2023: 35th and last Slam final, 1000 weeks ranked in top 10
2024: 110 titles, Olympic medal in mixed doubles
2025: beat world #1 for last time
2026: 400 Slam match wins, 18th and last Basel final
2027: 90 Slam appearances, including another one at the French Open
2028: Olympic gold in singles (j/k)
 

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More slams


The end.
 

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2019: 9th Wimbledon, 100 titles
2020: Olympic Gold in singles, break Connors match win record
2021: 10th Wimbledon, 400 weeks at N°1
2022: win the CYGS and announce a hiatus
2023: sail around the world with Mirka and the children, pick up golf
2024: win CYGS in golf
2025: return to tennis, 12th Wimbledon
2026: CYGS in mixed doubles with Myla Federer
2027: CYGS in mixed doubles with Charlene Federer
2028: CYGS in singles, retire after claiming his 4th Roger Federer Super Slam Cup
2029: buy the island of Mallorca and transform it into El Ròger Federer Tennis Centre. Bring up a new generation of Spanish S&V grass specialists
2030-2041: ?????
2042: after mounting tensions within the Spanish tennis federation escalate into World War 3, seize the opportunity to secure global domination.
 

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If Federer is still winning any major title after 2019 tennis should be cancelled.

I expect his major goal from now on is to still get the main courts and night sessions of slams whilst being outside the top 50, just to troll Djokovic.


I think he'll retire after the 2020 Olympics having failed to win a singles gold medal.
 

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Rogie will likely retire at Basel, which year yet not sure, but Basel will be his last event (or year-end if he qualifies in his final year)!!
 

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I think he'll retire at the end of 2019 or 2020 (probably the former). We'll likely never see him again on clay. I don't think the Connors record is realistic but he should be able to get to 100+ tournaments (Halle was a pretty epic choke). Maybe one more slam.

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In an eurosport Interview during Halle he said that he’d love to play on clay again in 2019. I hope this comes true #. Wanna finally see him thrash dull on Phillippe chatrier
 

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at this point i don't really see him winning more slams. if you ask me, while the differance between 24 to 27 is not big, the differance between 35 to 37 is sagnificant and you can't ignore it. after his 36th birthday federer has only won 2 importent titles(shanghai and AO). no one can sastain his pysical peak trough his 40's. federer has a lot of milage, even he, that was parcticaly injurless until age 32, suffered from multipul injuris in his 30's, and it's only gonna get worse. he can't even play more than 2 good events in a row.
i don't belive any men or women can win a slam in their 40's, every pysical espect is just going down in incresing rate after about 35.
but i think he can still win master, get clost to connros, and add more weeks in the top 5,10.
i wonder if federer is going to ever play again on clay.
i think he will retire by the end of 2019 or maybe 2020 but not after(he will be 40 by the end of 2021). even if he plays, i don't see him staying in the top 10 after 2019
i think it's good for the sport, it's time for new blood.
 

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In an eurosport Interview during Halle he said that he’d love to play on clay again in 2019. I hope this comes true #. Wanna finally see him thrash dull on Phillippe chatrier
You have better chances to win the lottery than seeing that happen.
 

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In an eurosport Interview during Halle he said that he’d love to play on clay again in 2019. I hope this comes true #. Wanna finally see him thrash dull on Phillippe chatrier

Gasquet has a bigger shot at beating Nadal at RG than Federer. His last great chance was 2011 and he blew it, after that he never had a shot.
 

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Federer will retire after he loses a couple of early GS rounds. Probably by the end of 2019. Will be actually very funny if Fred retires and Rafa continues to play. Nothing unusual of course since Fred is five years older, the whole tennis life btw, but after so many preachings of fedtards that Rafa is in wheelchair by age of 25 and such, it's kinda fair.

He may have his 100th title but that's it in terms of statistics.
 

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Wishful thinking..
He will keep winning Halle for at least 3 more years. No chance at Masters and Wimby when Djokovic and Murray are back to form.
 
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