Roger Federer the best ever?

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Watching Federer crush Agassi last night and recalling the way he has manhandled his opponents in grand slam events in the last few years suggests that he may be the best ever, Pete Sampras, Bjorn Bork and Rod Laver notwithstanding. Agree?
 

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Agree. In recent years he has seemed to win so comfortably. What sets him apart is that he is more able to adapt to playing on different surfaces. He doesn't have too many weaknesses. A great all-rounder.
 

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Edmundo said:
Let him win five consecutive Wimbledons before we give him that accolade.
:confused: y does he need to win 5 CONSECUTIVE Wimbledons???

I think by the time he finishes he would have beaten Pete Sampras' number of Grand Slam wins

he is as close to perfection as I have ever seen. Sampras was awesome but never won the French....Aggasi is the only modern player to win all 4 major tournments (i think)
 

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Indian Bee said:
:confused: y does he need to win 5 CONSECUTIVE Wimbledons???
We were asked whether he was greater than, amongst others, Bjorn Borg. Since Borg won Wimbledon five times on the spin, I thought it might be rather early to be hailing Federer as the greatest ever, that's all.
 

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I would not say he's the greatest until he has won all 4 slams.

However the way he is playing I can see him going on to do that.
 

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Just lost a classic match again Safin! Boy was Safin good or what :eek:

Can't see Henman ever winning a gram slam....his time has gone :wave:
 

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He certainly took Agassi apart, hewitt might be different. Should be a good game.
 

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California Bee said:
It would be except Hewitt is playing Safin in the final.
:) Oh yeah, lol I'd be less embarrased but I actually watched the end of the federer game.

Still I guess that answers your first question for a while.
 

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Not even the best Roger. Roger Taylor would wup his ass.
 

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Boxer.

Says he would have kicked Mike Tyson's ass.
Mike Tyson didn't play tennis. Not professionally anyway. Roger Taylor, though... Yorkshire's finest... (apart from Greg Rusedski, of course)....
 

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Undisputed greatest of all time, just wish I wasn't so young during his prime as I took it for granted, we won't see another like him for a very long time....if ever.
 

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Honestly thought a couple of years ago he would probably fail to win a slam again especially considering his age and the dominance of Djokovic and Murray starting to win slams. To reinvent your game and adapt shows class. Greatest ever - no doubt about it. I can't see anyone who will be able to compete with Fed at Wimbledon. Would be a fitting farewell if he decided to retire then.
 

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Amazing performance at the ripe old tennis age of 36. Truly the greatest ever.
 

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Amazing performance at the ripe old tennis age of 36. Truly the greatest ever.
Have to say I agree, and have always said so. He has everything in his game and such style and grace. The finest single handed back-hand ever. Now he adds longevity to his list of attributes.
 

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I dont like how the event did everything to help him win it

Night matches when it was 100 degrees

Roof on today for no reason.


He is good enough to win it without unfair help as well !
 

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lol Ed has mugged himself off in front of his pals there
 

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There have Been 200 Grand Slam Finals since Open Tennis started in 1968

10 percent of them have been won by Federer !!
 

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There have Been 200 Grand Slam Finals since Open Tennis started in 1968

10 percent of them have been won by Federer !!
There’s been a lot more than 200! There’s 5 at Wimbledon every year alone!
 
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Federer won a bunch of titles against mediocre opposition (Baghdatis, Gonzalez, Philippousis, and aging Agassi and Sampras). Measured from the arrival of Nadal and Djokovic, Federer would come third.
 

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Federer won a bunch of titles against mediocre opposition (Baghdatis, Gonzalez, Philippousis, and aging Agassi and Sampras). Measured from the arrival of Nadal and Djokovic, Federer would come third.
Not sure why this has been bumped but surfaces have changed to suit energetic safety first players. Federer is an exciting risk taking player and that's why people love him. He's Ronnie O'Sullivan to Djokovic's Stephen Hendry and is the best player ever for me.
 

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Federer won a bunch of titles against mediocre opposition (Baghdatis, Gonzalez, Philippousis, and aging Agassi and Sampras). Measured from the arrival of Nadal and Djokovic, Federer would come third.

Wooohooo!
I was only thinking where you were about two days ago and actually searched your last posts to see how long since you last posted. No offence but as you are a bit old i was concerned. I concluded that you actually have form for three month hiatuses so did nothing .

Apologies if this comes across as rude but we are all bees so it matters And I’m just telling you the truth!!
 

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Federer won a bunch of titles against mediocre opposition (Baghdatis, Gonzalez, Philippousis, and aging Agassi and Sampras). Measured from the arrival of Nadal and Djokovic, Federer would come third.
A valid point but Nadal also beat the likes of Puerta, Soderling, Ferrer and Berdych in some of his early grand slam wins.
 

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Watching Federer crush Agassi last night and recalling the way he has manhandled his opponents in grand slam events in the last few years suggests that he may be the best ever, Pete Sampras, Bjorn Bork and Rod Laver notwithstanding. Agree?
Federer won a bunch of titles against mediocre opposition (Baghdatis, Gonzalez, Philippousis, and aging Agassi and Sampras). Measured from the arrival of Nadal and Djokovic, Federer would come third.
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