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Fed withdraws from Tokyo and Shanghai

by Claire (U13266746) 25 September 2009
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Just read on Facebook;

Roger Federer
I'm disappointed that I have to withdraw from Tokyo and Shanghai as they are two of my favorite cities in the world and the fans have been great to me over the years. After consultation with my team and doctors, I decided to take the difficult ...decision to withdraw from both tournaments so that I can give my body a chance to rest, rehabilitate and fully recover from a physically challenging year.

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posted Sep 25, 2009

Not really bothered
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OK Lauren I'm not bovvered either winkeye

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posted Sep 25, 2009

Me too..

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posted Sep 25, 2009

Hurrah!!! bubbly

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posted Sep 25, 2009

Hurrah!!!
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doh !!!

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comment by Tenez (U1653885)

posted Sep 25, 2009

Adding slams would be great for Roger but he has not much to prove there either. Yes 7 Wimby would certainly be very high on his priorities but the nber of weeks at nber 1 becomes now as important as another AO for instance.

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posted Sep 26, 2009

But to me roger seems to struggle to break records, he is ok at equalling them but when it is about being the man record holder he always seems to find it hard,you just have to look how hard it was for him to beat roddick of all people.

Lost to del potro when he was going for the us open record,lost to canas when he could have bettered mc enroe winning streak,lost to nadal in wimbledon.

The guy to me doesn't handle pressure very well and next year we are going to see him crumble a lot because all you have to do is not give up mentally and he will be the one to throw in the towel like he has done so many times against nadal.

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posted Sep 26, 2009

But to me roger seems to struggle to break records
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The better the record, the tougher to beat and what about the "new" records he has created, often by a country mile.

Its a tough old game with some terrific rivals.

Nonetheless he has beaten/set the important ones

16 slams /237 weeks.

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posted Sep 26, 2009

Zinaldo......He broke the Open Era record for most US Open Titles in a row when he won 4.....When he won 5 against Murray that was breaking it by 2 titles.......He broke the Sampras record of 14 majors in half the time it took Sampras to win them, and frankly that is the only record that matters.......237 weeks consecutively ranked #1 is the second most important record Roger broke......That was held by Jimmy Connors for 30 years......He tied Borg at Wimbeldon in 2007 with a 5 set win over Nadal (5), and we all know that record would have been broke had Federer not come down with mononucleosis.....Nadal benefitted greatly in all of 2008 with Federer not being able to train.......He has the alltime grass court win streak (65), and the alltime hardcourt win streak (56).....He has the consecutive Finals in majors alltime streak (10).......He has the consecutuive semifinals in a major streak (22).......Most major finals played (21).....Most major finals won(15).........Most wins in a single season (95)..........Most Wimbeldon and US Open double (4)..........He is the King of breaking records, and setting new ones that will stand the test of time......Also, he is not even close to being done.....The only thing that can stop Federer is a lack of motivaton or his own body and, or health.....That is al that 2008 was about was his own health problems and Nadal taking advantage of it......Nadal is he one struggling to do anything right now never mind break any records.....Zinaldo. next time maybe you will think before you type so you ae not embarrassed in the end......Have a good day everyone.

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comment by elvincy (U4555657)

posted Sep 28, 2009

Zinaldo....Remember this Great is Great,don't Underrate, Appreciate and don't Hate. Need I say more...........Respect

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posted Sep 28, 2009

But to me roger seems to struggle to break records"

Am I in some parallel universe???
Well all I can say the rest of the tour players would like to struggle as much as Fed does to break records.

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