Roger Federer says lack of confidence...

Roger Federer says lack of confidence cost him a few Grand Slam titles

There are 8 comments on the The Toronto Star story from Feb 26, 2012, titled Roger Federer says lack of confidence cost him a few Grand Slam titles. In it, The Toronto Star reports that:

Roger Federer blames a loss of confidence for failing to add to his record 16 Grand Slam titles in more than two years.

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TMD

“Look! Up in the sky!”

Since: Dec 06

Columbus, Ohio

#1 Feb 26, 2012
More sour grapes from Federer.

He knows he has NO realistic chance of ever regaining the top spot, or of winning another slam. Any time he is in a tight 5-set match with any of the other top 5 players in the world, he loses.

He claims he wasn't chasing Sampras' record of 286 weeks as #1, but it's hard to believe you would get to 285 weeks, and NOT try for 286. The truth is that he couldn't get past Nadal and/or Djokovic to extend his streak. C'mon Roger! Just admit you tried as hard as you could and you just couldn't do it!

For the rest of his career, he will be no better than the second or third best clay-courter at the FO, the third or fourth best grass-courter at Wimbledon, and the fourth or fifth best hard-courter at the USO and AO.
Dorian

Los Angeles, CA

#2 Mar 1, 2012
I think this is true he just never admitted it before. I liked this article on his admission:
http://supertao.com/2012/03/01/is-federer-poi...

I admit I am a bit of a federer fan and would love to see him wind more grand slams.

TMD

“Look! Up in the sky!”

Since: Dec 06

Columbus, Ohio

#3 Mar 1, 2012
Dorian wrote:
I think this is true he just never admitted it before. I liked this article on his admission:
http://supertao.com/2012/03/01/is-federer-poi...
I admit I am a bit of a federer fan and would love to see him wind more grand slams.
It's a good article that underscores two of the points I was making:

1. He doesn't have the skills to beat the current versions of Nadal or Djokovic,

2. He can't beat any of the top 5 in 5-set matches. The last time he beat Nadal was in a best 2-of-3. As we know, all GS are best 3-of-5. What does that tell you about his chances in a GS against any of the top 5?
xyz

India

#4 May 9, 2012
i hope u understand what he said!..he never said he din try! he said lack of confidence costed him few grand slams!..he is a great champion n always be!

TMD

“Look! Up in the sky!”

Since: Dec 06

Columbus, Ohio

#5 May 10, 2012
xyz wrote:
i hope u understand what he said!..he never said he din try! he said lack of confidence costed him few grand slams!..he is a great champion n always be!
You need to reread the article.

With regard to the 286-weeks-at-#1 record that is held by Sampras, Federer clearly stated, "I came so close and I could have chased it if I had wanted to. I didnít choose to.Ē.

It sounds to me like he said he didn't try to break the record. He makes it sound as if he could have broken the record if he had wanted to. That's his opinion. I don't agree. I don't think he has the skills to beat Nadal or Djokovic in a GS, or any other 5 set match.

Federer may have been a great champion at one time, but those days are over. Now, he just barely survives against (or loses to) any of those guys in the top ten.
guy

Spring Hill, FL

#6 May 16, 2012
He has only won 7 out of the last 10 tournaments he has played in??????? Playing better than anyone at the moment, would bet my house he wins another major! And he will get back to #1. Djokovic is heading down hill.

TMD

“Look! Up in the sky!”

Since: Dec 06

Columbus, Ohio

#7 May 17, 2012
guy wrote:
He has only won 7 out of the last 10 tournaments he has played in??????? Playing better than anyone at the moment, would bet my house he wins another major! And he will get back to #1. Djokovic is heading down hill.
He's actually won 6 of his last 10 tournaments if you count Davis Cup (he lost in rd1 to Isner). Even if you discount that, the first tournament in this string was the Swiss Indoors where he beat some guy named Nishikori for the championship. Yeah, I've never heard of him either.

The seven tournaments he has won have all been best 2 of 3 and in those 7 wins, he only had to face Nadal or Djokovic once. So, please don't make this sound like he's a worldbeater.

Thus far he's played light competition. Let's see what he does in the "big boy" tournaments (best 3 of 5)...

TMD

“Look! Up in the sky!”

Since: Dec 06

Columbus, Ohio

#8 May 19, 2012
guy wrote:
Djokovic is heading down hill.
Yeah. So far downhill that he beat Federer in STRAIGHT SETS today 2 and 6.

The Nadal/Djokovic Rome final should be epic...

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