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Re: Is Federer retiring anytime soon ?
« Reply #40 on: November 19, 2012, 10:17:31 PM »
If he does retire, what are we going to do with Dallas? that's my bigger problem.  :))

I would have to find someone else, now, wouldn't I :innocent:  That 'someone else' isn't here yet but there has never been a time when 'someone else' didn't come along for me.  First Ashe, then Borg, then Lendl, then Pete, now Roger.... so..... I'm sure someone else will catch my attention (maybe not like Roger...but someone) :))
maybe that someone is the true GOAT, my boy Nole  :gleam: :))

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Re: Is Federer retiring anytime soon ?
« Reply #41 on: November 20, 2012, 12:39:30 AM »
Maybe that someone is the true GOAT, my boy Nole  :gleam: :))

Nope, Nole is not now or ever will be a tennis artist.
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Re: Is Federer retiring anytime soon ?
« Reply #42 on: November 20, 2012, 12:41:56 AM »
i am the true GOAT, alex......i just chose not to play tennis.......
Marian Vajda to Novak Djokovic, "I saw you beat that man like I never saw no man get beat before, and the man KEPT COMING AFTER YOU! Now we don't need no man like that in our lives."

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Re: Is Federer retiring anytime soon ?
« Reply #43 on: November 20, 2012, 03:27:09 AM »
Maybe that someone is the true GOAT, my boy Nole  :gleam: :))

Nope, Nole is not now or ever will be a tennis artist.
I'll talk to you in 3 years when Nole wins next 12 slams. hm, let me think here 3x4, it's 12 right. we need one more tho.  :innocent:

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Re: Is Federer retiring anytime soon ?
« Reply #44 on: November 20, 2012, 02:03:04 PM »
Dallas' next favourite player. Ladies & Gentlemen - please meet - Mr. GOAT himself. Finally.
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Re: Is Federer retiring anytime soon ?
« Reply #45 on: November 20, 2012, 02:40:21 PM »
Dallas' next favourite player. Ladies & Gentlemen - please meet - Mr. GOAT himself. Finally.



Looks good to me.
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Re: Is Federer retiring anytime soon ?
« Reply #46 on: November 21, 2012, 12:48:29 AM »
Wow !! Federer just seems to be trimming his schedule !!
No Miami !! No Basel.

Federer's 2013 schedule:
 1. Australian Open, Melbourne
 2. ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, Rotterdam
 3. Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, Dubai
 4. BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells
 5. Mutua Madrid Open, Madrid
 6. Internazionali BNL d’Italia, Rome
 7. Roland Garros, Paris
 8. Gerry Weber Open, Halle
 9. Wimbledon. London
10. Rogers Cup, Montreal
11. Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati
12. US Open, New York
13. Shanghai Rolex Masters, Shanghai
14. BNP Masters, Paris
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Re: Is Federer retiring anytime soon ?
« Reply #47 on: November 21, 2012, 02:29:40 AM »
It's interesting that he's not playing any warmup events before the AO this year - a bit risky but he doesn't usually struggle with the early rounds anyway.

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Re: Is Federer retiring anytime soon ?
« Reply #48 on: November 21, 2012, 10:37:32 AM »
All players are required to play in any Masters events for which their ranking is sufficiently high to obtain automatic entry. However, the ATP rules provide that players can decide to skip one Masters event for each of the following criteria:

1) 600 matches (as of 1 January of the commitment year) - this includes challengers/futures pre-2010
2) 12 years of service
3) 31 years of age (as of 1 January of the commitment year)

So 12 years of service (being from the first year in which a player competes in 12 or more tournaments offering ranking points) plus 600 matches will allow a player to skip two events. If a player meets all three requirements then they can skip all Masters events should they so desire. [eg. Roger Federer]

Other players who have complete exemptions for the year 2013 are Tommy Haas, Mardy Fish, Radek Stepanek, Julien Benneteau, Feli Lopez, Jarkko Nieminen and Nikolay Davydenko.

This is why Roger has complete freedom to pick and choose the tournaments he wants to play.
''If somebody says I am better than Roger, I think this person don't know nothing about tennis'' - Rafael Nadal


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Re: Is Federer retiring anytime soon ?
« Reply #49 on: November 21, 2012, 11:42:12 AM »
Wow !! Federer just seems to be trimming his schedule !!
No Miami !! No Basel.

Federer's 2013 schedule:
 1. Australian Open, Melbourne
 2. ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, Rotterdam
 3. Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, Dubai
 4. BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells
 5. Mutua Madrid Open, Madrid
 6. Internazionali BNL d’Italia, Rome
 7. Roland Garros, Paris
 8. Gerry Weber Open, Halle
 9. Wimbledon. London
10. Rogers Cup, Montreal
11. Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati
12. US Open, New York
13. Shanghai Rolex Masters, Shanghai
14. BNP Masters, Paris
it doesn't make sense to me that he is playing Rotterdam but not Miami. other than that he was always smart when it comes to scheduling.

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Re: Is Federer retiring anytime soon ?
« Reply #50 on: November 21, 2012, 01:10:15 PM »
rotterdam is indoors and slow as hell........suits his game perfectly.......miami is outdoors, lively conditions and plays faster depending on humidity levels........
Marian Vajda to Novak Djokovic, "I saw you beat that man like I never saw no man get beat before, and the man KEPT COMING AFTER YOU! Now we don't need no man like that in our lives."

i demand french open to be renamed RAFAEL GARROS

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Re: Is Federer retiring anytime soon ?
« Reply #51 on: November 21, 2012, 02:06:15 PM »
Miami faster than Rotterdam?  :rofl_2:

Miami has "lively conditions"? What are you discussing - a cricket pitch?
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Re: Is Federer retiring anytime soon ?
« Reply #52 on: November 21, 2012, 03:42:11 PM »
rotterdam is indoors and slow as hell........suits his game perfectly.......miami is outdoors, lively conditions and plays faster depending on humidity levels........

 :rofl_2: :rofl_2:

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Re: Is Federer retiring anytime soon ?
« Reply #53 on: November 22, 2012, 03:28:15 AM »
agreed that miami is a slow court.......all i said was that miami can be faster than rotterdam if the humidity levels are low on a particular day........sunny day and outdoors is usually lively and fast compared to cooler weather indoors........

if you think rotterdam is fast, i can't help it........just watch those highlights from 2012 and you will see for yourself........it is a dead slow court with very low bounce........

long gone are the days when indoors used to be fast........that was 7 years ago when nadal won his madrid title on a fast indoor hardcourt and nalbandian won his world toast title on a fast indoor carpet.......
Marian Vajda to Novak Djokovic, "I saw you beat that man like I never saw no man get beat before, and the man KEPT COMING AFTER YOU! Now we don't need no man like that in our lives."

i demand french open to be renamed RAFAEL GARROS

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Re: Is Federer retiring anytime soon ?
« Reply #54 on: November 22, 2012, 10:14:39 AM »
All players are required to play in any Masters events for which their ranking is sufficiently high to obtain automatic entry. However, the ATP rules provide that players can decide to skip one Masters event for each of the following criteria:

1) 600 matches (as of 1 January of the commitment year) - this includes challengers/futures pre-2010
2) 12 years of service
3) 31 years of age (as of 1 January of the commitment year)

So 12 years of service (being from the first year in which a player competes in 12 or more tournaments offering ranking points) plus 600 matches will allow a player to skip two events. If a player meets all three requirements then they can skip all Masters events should they so desire. [eg. Roger Federer]

Other players who have complete exemptions for the year 2013 are Tommy Haas, Mardy Fish, Radek Stepanek, Julien Benneteau, Feli Lopez, Jarkko Nieminen and Nikolay Davydenko.

This is why Roger has complete freedom to pick and choose the tournaments he wants to play.

Wow, I was not aware of these exemptions. Thank you!

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Re: Is Federer retiring anytime soon ?
« Reply #55 on: November 22, 2012, 11:04:33 AM »
the point is not which one is faster but which one is more prestigious which is Miami of course. Fed did win on all kinda different surfaces. just my 5 cents  :)

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Re: Is Federer retiring anytime soon ?
« Reply #56 on: November 22, 2012, 08:19:04 PM »
Federer will play till he is 40. Same for Hewitt

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Re: Is Federer retiring anytime soon ?
« Reply #57 on: November 24, 2012, 05:04:12 PM »
fed will exit the sport at 41. :))

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Re: Is Federer retiring anytime soon ?
« Reply #58 on: November 26, 2012, 11:08:54 AM »
I see Federer retiring in 2015 at the latest. Unless he feels he needs to make more money then he'll probably play until he's 40.
 
I was wondering though if Medwatt would be interested in opening a thread called - A Fedtard's life after the Retirement of the Great Roger Federer.
 
Dallas would probably wait for a youngster to come along and win 5 slams within a very short period of time, so that she can become a fan right after. From one glory hunting to another.  :)~
 
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Re: Is Federer retiring anytime soon ?
« Reply #59 on: November 27, 2012, 07:46:54 PM »
queen emma are you as hot as that lady in your avi? :))