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  • Because of his GOAT status

    Votes: 18 22.0%
  • He's just too declined now which allows them to zone against him.

    Votes: 41 50.0%
  • This happens to every top player randomly.

    Votes: 19 23.2%
  • Stronger era, stronger opponents.

    Votes: 8 9.8%
  • Fedfans stupidity.

    Votes: 36 43.9%

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Why Fed is becoming a frequent victim of "150% performance from opponents" recently?

I can remember several mugs just turning on against Federer only performing well above their natural abilities
 

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Re: Why Fed is becoming a frequent victim of "150% performance from opponents" recent

he's playing like crap so mugs look good vs. him
 
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Re: Why Fed is becoming a frequent victim of "150% performance from opponents" recent

They want to prove themselves worthy of playing against the goat.
 

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Re: Why Fed is becoming a frequent victim of "150% performance from opponents" recent

No such thing as playing 150%. Pathetic excuses from pathetic fans of players who are playing poorly for whatever reason.
 

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Re: Why Fed is becoming a frequent victim of "150% performance from opponents" recent

Put your thoughts folks. I'll make the poll based on those.
 

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Re: Why Fed is becoming a frequent victim of "150% performance from opponents" recent

Fan stupidity mostly.
 

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Re: Why Fed is becoming a frequent victim of "150% performance from opponents" recent

Because Federer isn't defending well lately.
Players don't need extra shots vs him.
 

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Re: Why Fed is becoming a frequent victim of "150% performance from opponents" recent

All players with a big reputation can find themselves running into very difficult matches against lower-ranked players - who obviously see them as a big scalp. It isn't just Federer - it's just that so many of his fans think he's entitled to win matches, and so they moan about people having the audacity to play well against him. Did Nadal not run into an inspired Fognini just the other day? And just look at some of Fog's other results. Just got done 6-3, 6-0, I think.
 

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Re: Why Fed is becoming a frequent victim of "150% performance from opponents" recent

Fan stupidity mostly.
Bingo.

Fed fans need to relax here, their man has everything in the world and more and they still complain

Of course top 50 guys will play their best match of their life against top 5 player, hello. It is easy to psyche yourself up to play the big guys

Just ask Fognini
 

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Re: Why Fed is becoming a frequent victim of "150% performance from opponents" recent

It's not "recently," it's always been the case... just that Fed is not as sharp now so it actually seems like an even bigger deal and has more potential for an upset. :shrug:
 

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Re: Why Fed is becoming a frequent victim of "150% performance from opponents" recent

Because they sense Rogi is not as good as he used to be.
 

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Re: Why Fed is becoming a frequent victim of "150% performance from opponents" recent

Because the game is unfair.
 

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Re: Why Fed is becoming a frequent victim of "150% performance from opponents" recent

Imagine how far gone you have to be in order to actually believe this :haha:
 

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Re: Why Fed is becoming a frequent victim of "150% performance from opponents" recent

Because Fed is way past his prime, he's even way past his "on the decline" period, he's close to retirement.
Do you think 150% Schwartzman is enough to actually challenge Djokovic? Or 2007 Federer?

And btw: players or teams showing up against way superior players/teams is as old as sports. It happens in every sport, all the time, in every era.
 

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Re: Why Fed is becoming a frequent victim of "150% performance from opponents" recent

I can remember several mugs just turning on against Federer only performing well above their natural abilities
It's the same with Barca in Soccer. When you have great things going, every bum in the street wants to beat you and parks the bus or gets to the balls they shouldn't be.
 

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Re: Why Fed is becoming a frequent victim of "150% performance from opponents" recent

Because the game is unfair.
:lol:
Please never stop posting. Everything about your posts is first-tier. The bold formatting, the shameless Fedslavery, the pomposity, the ridiculous excuses whenever your favourites are outplayed, the "match-up disadvantage" tears. Ah, it's golden!
 

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Re: Why Fed is becoming a frequent victim of "150% performance from opponents" recent

It's not just Fed; some of Nadal's losses this year are the same.
Many of his lesser-known conquerors went down meekly in the next round.
 

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Re: Why Fed is becoming a frequent victim of "150% performance from opponents" recent

Because he's the GOAT. Players are extra motivated against him. His reputation and brilliant play keep them on the edge, on a 100% adrenaline trip.

Whereas Dull and Botovic bore their opponents to sleep.
 
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