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  1. Weatherman2020

    Weatherman2020 Diamond Member

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  2. Sunsettommy

    Sunsettommy Gold Member Supporting Member

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    Especially that is OLD for that level of Tennis excellence at age 37.

    Pete Sampras retired at age 31
    John McEnroe at age 35 long after he dropped off in quality play YEARS earlier.
    Ivan Lendl at age 34
    Bjorn Borg at age 27
    Boris Becker at age 31
    Jim Courier at age 30
    Andre Agassi at age 36 after a significant drop in quality play the last 3 years.

    On and on I can go, Federer is IMPRESSIVE at age 37, CURRENTLY #2 in the world!

    "2018: 20th Grand Slam title and return to world No. 1

    Main article: 2018 Roger Federer tennis season

    Federer started his season winning the Hopman Cup partnering with Belinda Bencic. This was his second Hopman Cup title, having won previously in 2001 with Martina Hingis.[154] At the 2018 Australian Open, Federer reached the final without dropping a set, and successfully defended his title beating Marin Čilić in a five-set final. This was Federer's sixth title at the Australian Open, equaling the record held by Roy Emerson and Novak Djokovic, as well as becoming the first man to win twenty Grand Slam titles. It was also the first time since the 2008 US Open that Federer successfully defended a major title.[155]

    In mid-February, Federer won his third Rotterdam Open title to return to No. 1 in the ATP rankings, officially clinching the spot with a quarterfinal victory over Robin Haase.[156] He beat Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets in the final. At 36 years and 195 days of age, he became the oldest ATP world No. 1 by more than three years. He also broke the ATP record for the longest span between a player's first and last weeks to attain the No. 1 ranking at 14 years and 17 days apart, as well as the most time between two successive reigns at No. 1 at 5 years and 106 days.[157]

    In March, Federer entered the Indian Wells Masters as the defending champion. He defeated Chung Hyeon in the quarterfinals, ensuring that he retained the world No. 1 ranking, and Borna Ćorić in the semifinal, solidifying a career-best start to a season at 17–0. His previous best season start had been 16–0 during the 2006 season.[158] Despite holding three championship points, Federer was defeated by Juan Martin Del Potro in a close three-set final. At the Miami Open, Federer received a first-round bye, but lost in the second round to Thanasi Kokkinakis. With this early exit from the tournament, Federer lost his No. 1 ranking to Nadal on 2 April. He announced that he would miss the clay court season, including the French Open, for the second consecutive season.[159] Nevertheless, he regained the No. 1 ranking in May after Nadal failed to defend one of his Masters titles at the Madrid Open.[160] He then lost the top spot the following week after Nadal won the title at the Italian Open.

    In June, Federer regained the No. 1 ranking after defeating Nick Kyrgios in the semifinals at the Stuttgart Open.[161] He then won the tournament, defeating Milos Raonic in the final in straight sets.[162] However, he lost his No.1 ranking the following week when he failed to defend his Halle Open title, losing in the final to Borna Coric in three sets.[163] "


    NYT is full of SHIT!
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