Federer Calendar Year Slam

Will he go for it? Looks like Djoks/Murray/Nadal still will be injured / not ready for French.

Dream on kid.

Aren’t people bored of seeing the same 4 guys play each other by now?

Aren’t people bored seeing Pats in finals year after year?

Fed wpild be foolish to play the french. I’m sure he will follow the schedule he did last year

play one for a low probability grand slam, potentially get injured, and miss out on the Wimbledon (has to be a favourite to win it this year), and US Open? He’s not stupid. He is already the GOAT, adding a 2018 grand slam has marginal benefits. He would rather win Wimbledon and/or US Open at this stage.

He will not play the French. He has no chance of winning in Paris. That he knows.

This belongs in the Federer thread

I’m bored with that game no matter which team is playing.

Not if it is a high intensity match. Wimbledon '08 and '09. The best.

The Anna Kournikova matches were my favorite.

with regards to your earlier comment. I tried to watch the earlier rounds of the last 4 opens. As a casual tennis enthusiast, the game isn’t particularly fun to watch outside the top 3-4. Everyone has incomplete games to them and the points aren’t exciting, they tend to run patterns on each other and it’s a grind/attrition. There is zero magic and most players tend to try to max out power and serve stats because thats whats needed to get near the top - finesse, vision, game sense is cast to wayside. Players with vision, accuracy, and shot making abilities like Federer’s are once in a generation - tennis will be a boring once he’s gone. I would not get up at 3am to watch Novak, Nadal, Murray, Cilic, Raonic (or anyone in the top 50 for that matter - http://www.atpworldtour.com/en/rankings/singles)

Completely agree.

I would not get up at 3am to watch anyone on that list.

Only Anna Kournikova.

king kyrgios is the most exciting to watch if he wasn’t such a mental midget


she just got preggers by enrique iglesias.

I’ve seen Federer play 3-4 times live. I agree that the top guys like him have a different aura than the rank 10-50 sorts, or even better than that. However, I don’t perceive enough game diversify from the same players to feel that the game is evolving or is different from year to year. Maybe this is because I don’t play tennis myself and cannot appreciate the more nuanced aspects of the game. There also seems to be a lack of occasion, since you can usually count on the top players doing well in tournaments. My point of view is influenced by personality and perhaps limited understanding of the sport, but I think it is not completely irrational.

I was kind of referring to Federer vs Nadal and Federer vs Roddick… but Anna K works too.

See this is what I’m talking about. 10 years ago and it’s basically the same dudes…