As I suggested some time ago

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*skriptis

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Sep 23, 2022, 6:58:16 PMSep 23
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Federer should play doubles and try to get overall slam record, held by Emerson (28).

Even if he doesn't make it, doubles are ideal for him. It's low effort.

He could team up with Nadal and play doubles in slams for the next couple of years, everyone would watch them.


It's better to play doubles for real silverware and real excitement than exos. And he will play exos.


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Mike DeSantis

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Sep 23, 2022, 9:45:47 PMSep 23
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*skriptis schrieb am Samstag, 24. September 2022 um 00:58:16 UTC+2:
> Federer should play doubles and try to get overall slam record, held by Emerson (28).
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I doubt that Federer has ever heard of that Emerson guy.


Mike

Patrick Kehoe

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Sep 23, 2022, 9:59:25 PMSep 23
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On Friday, September 23, 2022 at 3:58:16 PM UTC-7, *skriptis wrote:
> Federer should play doubles and try to get overall slam record, held by Emerson (28).
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> Even if he doesn't make it, doubles are ideal for him. It's low effort.
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> He could team up with Nadal and play doubles in slams for the next couple of years, everyone would watch them.
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> It's better to play doubles for real silverware and real excitement than exos. And he will play exos.

He cannot practice at the elite level any more... thus his retirement.

Court_1

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Sep 24, 2022, 1:02:03 AMSep 24
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Yeah, Federer, one of the most successful singles players of all time, a guy who is worth God knows how much and who has millions of opportunities in any business sphere he chooses, is going to travel around the world with his entire brood and play doubles! You can't make some of this ludicrous stuff up you read on RST!

*skriptis

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Sep 24, 2022, 2:44:01 AMSep 24
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Court_1 <olymp...@yahoo.com> Wrote in message:r
> On Friday, September 23, 2022 at 9:59:25 PM UTC-4, Patrick Kehoe wrote:> On Friday, September 23, 2022 at 3:58:16 PM UTC-7, *skriptis wrote: > > Federer should play doubles and try to get overall slam record, held by Emerson (28). > > > > Even if he doesn't make it, doubles are ideal for him. It's low effort. > > > > He could team up with Nadal and play doubles in slams for the next couple of years, everyone would watch them. > > > > > > It's better to play doubles for real silverware and real excitement than exos. And he will play exos.> He cannot practice at the elite level any more... thus his retirement.Yeah, Federer, one of the most successful singles players of all time, a guy who is worth God knows how much and who has millions of opportunities in any business sphere he chooses, is going to travel around the world with his entire brood and play doubles! You can't make some of this ludicrous stuff up you read on RST!



He's never going to be respected or beloved as much he's respected and beloved on tennis court. For some reason he has this cult worshiping and they'd all love to see him in action.

He's not a person with many interests or shaped opinions outside of tennis.

If his body is kaputt, well then he can't do it, obviously, but imagine him and Rafa playing doubles in slams, in matches with real stakes?

If he kept his health, it would have been entirely doable and profitable for him to transition to doubles in his early 40s and try to get couple of slams there, which he surely would.


McEnroe played doubles in ATP in 2006.


https://www.eurosport.com/tennis/atp-san-jose/2006/mcenroe-wins-doubles-title_sto837195/story.shtml

MCENROE WINS DOUBLES TITLE

John McEnroe capped his comeback to the ATP Tour with a surprise doubles victory in the San Jose Open final on Sunday, the veteran partnering Swede Jonas Bjorkman to a 7-6 4-6 10-7 win over Paul Goldstein and Jim Thomas.

Appearing in his first ATP tournament since 1994, the 47-year-old American displayed plenty of the trademark deft touches that once made him the number one player in the world.

"I'm surprised that it went to the final tiebreaker, but the right team won," McEnroe told reporters after the match.





The thing is, I find real doubles with real stakes, especially slams, a lot more fun that single exos. And Federer will play exos if his body permits him.

Even if yesterday wasn't a farewell match, people would flock to watch Federer and Nadal in doubles.

And they would do so in Melbourne, Paris, Wimbledon, New York...

The Iceberg

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Sep 25, 2022, 6:45:06 AMSep 25
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yes this would be a good idea for Fed and would give him a nice record too.
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