1. The mononucleosis from 2008. It could have been just an excuse for the fact that he didn't take his special "Vitamins" and, obviously, was weaker than usual. Or from a completely different perspective, is Mono "The Smoking Gun" of PED use on the ATP tour since the percentage of players (recently Roddick) that get it is ludicrously high compared to the general population: it has been documented that overuse of EPO doping leads to Mono. 12 (27%)
2. His "lung infection" this year, which came right after winning a Grand Slam. Maybe he needed time to "cool off". 11 (25%)
3. The incredible dominance (92-5 win-loss record in 2006; 81-4 win-loss record in 2007). In order to be able to play and win so many matches in one year you need incredible stamina (ask Jim Courier). Players usually get tired at the end of the season; but Federer won almost everything, starting with the Australian Open and ending with the World Tour Finals. That's incredible. Between US Open 2006 and Indian Wells 2007 he didn't lose ANY match. 9 (20%)
4. Both of his parents worked in the pharmaceutical industry, therefore Roger could have access to the best products on the market. 6 (13%)
5. Suspicious bathroom breaks. Davydenko was dominating him at the AO this year, but after a few minutes Federer went to the bathroom and the things have changed drastically after that. 2 (4%)
6. In 2005 he had "foot injuries", which didn't stop him from winning Wimbledon or the US Open, but only stopped him from competing in Montreal and miss almost the entire indoor season. After that he had the best year of his career. Coincidence? 2 (4%)
7. Andy Murray beats Federer in best of 3 matches, but not in best of 5. Why is that? Federer is obviously more "prepared" for Grand Slams. 1 (2%)
8. In Rome 2006 he had a tough road until the final, he played many 3 set matches and despite that, he was able to play for more than 5 hours against Nadal and almost win the match (without having any day of rest before this match). 0 (0%)
Other Issues raised for Discussion:
1. Federer's improved movement since Wimbledon this year. Also, he has become a "Serving machine" with lousy groundstrokes since the U.S. Open, yet noone is accusing him of juicing up on his serve. His serving alone is winning him titles and he has been winning 90% of his First Serves with little rallies. This should be suspicious given recent photos. Notice the "Unbalanced Biceps" in photo to the left, typical of steroid atrophy in muscles not being used; in this case his left arm.
2. High Altitude training that bikers generally use; EPO is most significant drug used in this type of training for stamina and endurance. Is Federer purposely doing High Altitude training to maximize the effects of the EPO he is using?
3. Roger's current run in 2010 - In the Slams he is now failing; non-Slams he made 7 straight finals in a row just before and after the U.S. Open. From 2007-2009 he was the exact opposite; he couldn't win outside the slams. Before 2007, he won non-slams and Slams. A coincidence or is it a new approach with his doping regime?
4. The "Lance Armstrong" political doping methodology: Play the Press for all they are worth to appear innocent stating you are a proponent of "anti-doping"; and then deceitfully take actions (or no actions at all) that contradict your words and promises and make these acts as invisible as possible. This is the "all words", but "no actions" methodology that allows blind followers to look up articles and end all critical assessment based on the Press.
5. Strength, stamina and lack of sweating (I've noticed that too): Signs of CERA or EPO? Playing 4 tourney's (non-slam) consecutively and making the Finals in all of them without getting tired.
6. The age factor and steroids. Almost every "end of their career" athlete in the Steroid era that had a late career resurgence has been linked to Designer Steroids.