Roger Fedrer; is his era drawing to an end?

India
March 9, 2009 6:56am CST
For the past few seasons, i have been watching my hero go down in closely fought encounters with even lesser known opponents. Being a big fan of this very composed and a true gentlemen sports person that Roger is; it was indeed disheartening, when I saw rafa taking him down in couple of recently fought matches. But probably, in the grilling schedules of today's sports, especially tennis, it does require a lot from a player physically as well as mentally to be on the top of his game for such a long time. And especially when you see all these 6.5 footer giants serving bullet like volleys, you do start wondering that the era of craftsmen like Stefan Edbergs is only a talk of the distant past. Going by Roger's recent form and the emergence of other players, i think it would really require something out of the ordinary from this legend to come back again and conquer a few unfinished landmarks that the entire world would love to see him achieve.
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• India
9 Mar 09
no way man.he is world class player and former world number one.his era has a lot left.I agree that nowadays his form aint good at all. but common,accept it .everyone goes through bad times and up and downs.just give him another chance, and please don't critize him.just look at the grand slams under his belt. that sure is not easy to win.i know that he will rise up.
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@bubbletush (1334)
• Philippines
9 Mar 09
I hope not. There are indeed lots of tennis players who stepped up in the beginning of 2009. One is Verdasco who I believed trained specifically to match Nadal's style of game. With Roger, 2008 has been a difficult year for him considering that he suffered from mononucleosis. It is just the beginning of 2009. So I am really hoping to see Federer back in shape and grab as much championships as he can.
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• India
1 Feb 10
if you can read todays news, you know the answer. federer should stay here for some more years i guess.
@my1341 (460)
• China
9 Mar 09
I am a fan of Roger and I don't think his career is now over. He is such a gentleman and in my point of view, his tennis skills are excellent and elegant than any others. He suffered a very difficult year of 2008 during which he had to bear the failure to more rivals than before and the criticism from others. Being in the No.1 position, he was so heavy burdened upon his mind last year! But he still brought us so many wonderful games such as the U.S open final against Andy Murrary. He is a very brave man and I really apprecite his courage under such tough pressure. I do think he will come back and regain his glorious past. I'm sure of that!
@sajujohn (1009)
• India
9 Mar 09
Being a fan of Rafa,I CAN SAY THAT THE ERA OF Roger fedrer is going to an end.But I CAN'T SAY IT truly because Fedrer is such a great player....It is natural phenomenon that all players has to pass some bad times.I think Fedrer can come back to his win cycle as fast as he can....