re: Tennis Discussion Thread
I really thought going into this year that Federer would look to win the Olympic gold and retire then. He has his twins now and he's already achieved everything there is and then some, bar the Olympics, which in reality isn't that significant. I think what's changed is that he's had a better year than he would've thought, winning Wimbledon and returning to number one for example as well as some Masters series'. He's been more competitive than he was before his pretty incredible end to 2011 and that might have convinced him he still has what it takes to compete with Novak.
Personally though I don't think we'll see him go on too long now. We might get another year out of him, maybe two but anything else would be a bonus I think.
As for Roddick, he was playing like he'd already retired pretty much since he lost to Federer at Wimbledon in 2009. He's a great character but he stopped being a threat a long time ago.