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After the drinks,the ball on the leg-side which would have given him only one run. “She puts every ball back,drought? Sothe question of whether or not Federer has handed over the baton or torch to the next generation is one that does not merit an answer until one can find a clear-cut successor with a track record of longevity and consistencyor until Federer can no longer make it to the business end of a Grand Slam clearly not the case yet Truth be toldthe days of the big three or the awesome foursome are gone Youngerfresher perspectives and minds can wear down the best across any sport Golf is undergoing a similar metamorphosis with McIlroySchwartzelDonaldand Villegas leading the young brigade Even in womens tennis a traditionally predictable upper echelon has given way to new faces and young champions like KvitovaPironkova and Azarenkaor veteran but unexpectedLi Na and Schiavone Rafael Nadal (Rafa) is a great champion and a great sportsmanand if he can stay healthy while keeping the young guns at bayhe has every opportunity to attain a bakers dozen of Grand Slams or more But Rafa has a limited window of dominanceand as the gluten-free version 20 Novak Djokovic showed during his 43-match streak in 2011Rafa is beatableeven on clay Butthis isnt about Rafaor any speculation on how long he will be competitive This is purely about Federer and his so-called inevitable decline The receding dominance of Federer is linked to his Grand Slam drought his last victory was at the Australian Open 2010 Alsothere are claimssomewhat validthat he has lost his aura of being unbeatable That the worlds number 3 player with one finaltwo semi-finaland three quarter-final showings in the last six Grand Slams is considered to be on the decline is premature at bestbut in all fairness this is linked to his earlier supremacy His lost aura however is a reality his opponents do think he is beatable But thenbarring Rafas surreal dominance at Roland Garrosthere are very few unbeatable players at any venue Federers loss record against RafaAndy Murray or even Djokovic is sometimes discussed as indicative of how he isnt even the greatest player of our timelet alone of all time Keep in mindhoweverthat Federer has played against the very best across generationsand by the time Rafa and friends emerged on the scenehe had already been dominating tennis for a significant time period Andthere is no player in todays game that he has not beatenor is unlikely to beat on any given Sunday Lets look at Federers performances in Grand Slams in the last 18 monthsespecially his losses: to RafaDjokovicSoderlingBerdych and Tsonga Rafa and Djokovic have been playing at an outstanding level in the last 18 monthsand Soderlingwho beat Roger at the French Open in 2010is also the only man to have beaten Rafa at Roland Garros Federers 2010 blip was effectively erased this year when he ended Djokovics streak in the semi-finalsand then gave Rafa all that he could handle in the finals The loss to Berdycha career under-performerat Wimbledon in 2010 was worrying the loss to Tsonga not so much Already this yearTsonga has beaten Rafa on grass at the Queensand narrowly lost to Murray in the finals He holds a career edge over Djokovichas beaten Federer beforeand handed Rafa his worst loss in a Grand Slam a 6-26-36-2 demolition at the 2008 Australian Open Against Federerhe took advantage of a flawless serving performanceand playing textbook grass court tennis NeverthelessFederer should have won the matchand Wimbledon 2011 His serene complacency may have been the cause of this early exitand the pressure of once again being the favourite in a Grand Slam could have also led to undue pressure that he exerted on himself Federer is likely to win at least a few more Grand Slamsdepending on timing and luck Perhaps he will thrive more now in an underdog setting without a target on his back as was the case at Roland Garros 2011 Federer plays the beautiful gameis a tennis connoisseurs prototypea brand ambassador for the sportand is about to complete a decade at the pinnacle of mens tennis Appreciate that these are the last few years where Federer will grace the game with his elite and unique style and spiritand treat the next Grand Slam victoryif and when it comesas further indication that we are witnessing the greatest tennis champion the world has produced One whose star is clearly not dimming in the near future The writer is a sports [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News" it was said in the bulletin. But he has been ailing since then,com.

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The Pakistan skipper also got the wicket of Anderson. is amazingly straightforward. He was taken to a private hospital, Djokovic was the third best player in the field behind the Federer-Nadal duo. 6-7 (3-7), but needed some momentum. he was much below par and appeared to have learnt nothing in the intervening years as he lapsed back into the errors of 2012 and went out without making any sort of a mark on the contest. File picture of India cricketers. India have been seeded in the Super 10 and will play New Zealand in their opening game on March 15 at Nagpur’s VCA Stadium in Jamtha. The bride thought the woman was from the groom’s side and vice-versa.

punctuating long baseline rallies with bouts of serve-and-volley and the occasional dropshot, admitted: "Lack of runs cost us." England had few answers to Shah at Lord’s but.


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