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17 Feb 18 05:31
Date Joined: 10 Nov 10
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Federer, the oldest World Number 1 ever at 36 and a half who misses the whole of the clay season last year, 5 masters events in total and won 2 slams having not played a single top 5 player, just confirms it.

And now Mats away with the fairies Wilander wants courts to be speeded up on tour to tailor to Roger's needs so he extend his career even further ffs.

It's down to Djokovic along with Nadal to come back and save the tour from this charade.
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Report dlarssonf February 17, 2018 9:39 AM GMT
Federer cementing his legacy as the 3rd best player to ever play the game.  Mammy should be letting the Fed fan boys use the lap top for a hour soon Cry
Report bb66 February 17, 2018 11:02 AM GMT
You really think, Rod Laver and Björn Borg were greater?
Report Journeyman February 18, 2018 12:46 AM GMT
The Lleyton Hewitt era takes some beating as the worst ever era. A truly torturous time.

But at the moment we're in the early stages of the 'hangover from the big 4' era.
Where players like Berdych and Tsonga, having been smacked down one too many times from their programmed sense of destiny to achieve greatness by these guys, no longer actually believe they will ever win a slam, even with the elite guys injured, or recovering in their designer en-suite ice bath,  or hiding behind bins.

What's really needed is a new story. Grigor has started to suggest he may be able to step up and deliver this, though there remains a doubt he can sustain the required intensity and consistency to really plant his flag.
Kyrgios more than ever is the wild card here, for the first time looking like he might not be hell bent on flushing his career down the khazi just for the lols.

Aside from these two though, where does the new story come from.
Report stu February 18, 2018 12:31 PM GMT
It's trying to keep pace with this forum Laugh
Report The Bhoys February 18, 2018 3:49 PM GMT
Makes short work off another young pretender
Report mesmerised February 18, 2018 6:04 PM GMT
Dimitrov is not a young pretender, he's going on 27 and never been to a slam final. It is is embarrassing he is convincingly beaten by a 36 year old though. There's only 3 players who can give him a real game and consistently, and 2 of them have been out for a long time, and even when they have been on tour they haven't been themselves, and he insists on avoiding Nadal on clay. Sad state of affairs. Can't even have proper rivalries at the top of the game any more.
Report caramba March 1, 2018 3:14 PM GMT
I don't know about worst ever, but probably the worst it's been in about 15-20 years. Of course the current state looks quite bad when we're comparing it with recent times which was the strongest era ever, but we still have two all-time greats around and dominating and that makes it better than eras where Carlos Moya or Juan Carlos Ferrero were world number 1's.
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