Roger Federer Slips to 4th: 6 Signs That He's on His Way Down

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Roger Federer Slips to 4th: 6 Signs That He's on His Way Down
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The iconic Roger Federer has already enjoyed one of the best careers ever in men's tennis. His game has been called "poetry in motion," and at a time where raw power, baseline consistency and endurance are getting more and more important, Federer still brings a distinct beauty and variety to the game. 

Nevertheless, it can hardly be denied that Federer is no longer the player he used to be, say, five years ago, when he made 16 finals out of 17 tournaments played—and won 12 of them. 

Here are the signs that he's slipping, plus an additional slide devoted to why he's by no means done.

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