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Roger Federer is merely in transition

Following his semi-final defeat at the hands of Novak Djokovic, critics and fans alike have begun to wonder if the end of the Roger Federer ‘Federa’ is coming to an end. Of course, this is not the first time such a prediction has been made by those brave enough to write him off.

Thanks for your comment. Here’s my reply.
1) Yeah, you’re right, Federer won the second set, my bad.

2) Although Nadal has vecome more aggressive in the past few years, he is still very defensive, perhaps passive is too strong a word, I’m not sure..

3) There is no doubt that Nadal’s problems in 2009 had some influence on Federer’s success, but not as much as you seem to be making out. Federer upped his game a lot over the late spring/summer. With that said, Nadal’s success in 2008 also had something to do with Federer’s mono. I didn’t mention either, but decided to merit their achievements on the players’ talents.

4) I don’t think I stated otherwise, I agree with you on this.

5) Perhaps I made myself misunderstood. I in no way was trying to have a dig at Nadal’s game. What I meant by passive was that he is very, very defensive and doesn’t try to hit winners on every ball. I definitely do not mean this as an insult, Nadal’s defensive skills and determination to win win single points is to be admired.

Roger Federer is merely in transition