September 4, 2011, 10:00 am - (1 year ago) First of all before anyone says anything, I am not Federer fan but I have nothing but respect for the man and what he has achieved in the game and I personally believe that he is more than capable of winning another major.
With that all being said while he has looked good in the 1st 3 rounds he is having moments in matches where he is a little patchy, for example the amount of bp situations and ues he gave up against Cilic, he cannot afford that against Novak or Rafa next week.
The thing is when Roger wants to he can still play outstanding tennis we saw bits of it yesterday and have seen it in patches this year.
This makes me question his motivation, sure he wants to win a major and in his mind believes he is good enough to win another but he also is a man who feels he has nothing left to prove.
Reading Petes book was very interesting, he went through a very similar patch to Federer between 2000 and 2002 in fact you could argue Pete's was worse as he slipped down to 17 in the world.
Pete says in his mind he never doubted his ability that he was the number 1 players in the world still and could still win majors but it was only when he saw people critising his wife almost blaming her for his performances it gave him that something extra to fire him up make him hungry and we all know what happened in in 2002.
I almost feel Federer needs some kind of motivation from outside or to find something like this even create a situation to give himself the hunger, to get 1 more!
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