Roger Federer US Open Presser: I Won’t Watch the Final, But I Hope Nadal Wins
by Tom Gainey | September 11th, 2010, 11:09 pm
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Roger Federer lost this afternoon to Novak Djokovic in a 5-set thriller in the US Open semifinals. Here’s what the five-time champion has to say after the match:

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. If you can just describe how disappointing is this. You’ve played such great tennis in that fifth set. To have double match point and not to be able to convert, that’s not very common ground for you.

ROGER FEDERER: Well, this year it is. (Smiling.) I lost a couple more with match points this year, so they all pretty much feel the same, you know. They feel somewhat empty at the end because you have tried everything, and maybe it was luck. Maybe it was he played well. Maybe you didn’t pick the right shot; maybe he did, you know.

Can’t turn back time, but, look, obviously had to come up come up with a couple of good shots on match point, so I don’t feel I have that many regrets in that regard. Obviously you feel like you left something out if you lose the match having had match point.

Yeah, it wasn’t the final, so I’m not as disappointed it would have been the final. That’s the only positive news to enjoy anything out of it.

Q. Can you speak to your fitness today, how tired you were or not?

ROGER FEDERER: No, not really tired. Just, I guess, tense, you know, from the situation and from the crowd. It was, you know, electric. It was good tennis at the end, so that was the tougher part.

And the fitness, I mean, I don’t think it was the longest match, so I really didn’t have the longest rallies. So from a fitness standpoint, I came into this match perfectly ready, didn’t drop any sets, didn’t waste any time on the court. I felt good out there.

Q. As we got into the second week, could you feel the hopes of people around you looking forward to a Federer/Nadal final?

ROGER FEDERER: Around me, do you mean like my team?

Q. Just in New York, the atmosphere and the buzz around.

ROGER FEDERER: Um, I mean, not from my team, no. You go match by match, and you don’t want to look ahead. Just can’t do that with the caliber of players around you.

I had a tough draw with Soderling and Novak in my section. I knew I had my hands full with those kind of matches. Then the wind was being tough on us, so that was an equalizer and that made it really unpredictable.

Today conditions were fine, you know. The only tough part was when the shade came in and the sun was on the side.

Yeah, of course, the excitement ‑‑ I mean, I don’t read too much press once the tournament starts, but I can only try to imagine the excitement around the two of us maybe playing.

Q. Once you saw that Rafael had won, did you even have in your mind at all that you wanted to play him tomorrow? How much would you have been looking forward to that match? A lot of the fans obviously wanted that match.

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I mean, it happens all the time. Every other week when you make a final, you either see who’s won before you or you go ahead and try to make it there. It’s not something I’ve never had to deal with.

I would have loved to play against him here. I mean, I did my hard yards the last six years making it to the finals, and he was unfortunately never there.

That’s obviously disappointing. And now one point away from this happening, obviously it’s a bit of disappointment. But just being there and losing, that wouldn’t have been nice either.

Now we’ll never know how it would have gone, but if I would have made it to the finals I would have obviously wanted to win.

Q. Was there one aspect of your game that broke down today, or was there one moment where you thought, I do have this?

ROGER FEDERER: Oh, it was close in the fifth. Unfortunately the second and fourth just kind of snuck away from me, I guess. The 1‑All 40‑15 game for me was a tough one to take in the second set, because I thought momentum was completely on my side.

I tried to play aggressive, not to give him too much rhythm, and it all came back at me. I let him back in the match like that.

At the end, it’s not easy, you know. 3‑All, 4‑All, 5‑All in the fifth, anything can happen. That’s the good part, not the bad part, because it’s not purely in your control.

Sure, now looking back I missed a few too many forehands at the very end, but the match won’t be decided on winners only. You can also see mistakes, and he pushed me to make those. Credit to him.

Q. As somebody who’s made plenty of history yourself, what are your thoughts on the opportunity that Rafa has to make history with a few straight slams and creating the career Slam?

ROGER FEDERER: Fantastic. It’s great for tennis, and it’s great for him at the young age, you know, he is to have that opportunity already.

I don’t know when I had my first opportunity in Paris, how old I was, but my guess would be that he’s younger, you know. It doesn’t really matter if he’s younger or not. It’s a matter of can he make it, and chances are good now, especially that Novak is so tired and Rafa has been playing so well.

But it’s exciting for tennis that we’re doing something very special in tennis at the same time. Yeah, I won’t watch, but I hope he wins. (Laughter.)

Q. Why won’t you watch?

ROGER FEDERER: Look, I’ve been around tennis for weeks and weeks and weeks right now. Last thing I want to do is watch another tennis match where I’m not a part of. I will spend some time with my kids and take it easy, maybe go shopping.

I don’t know if shops are open here in New York Sundays, but I’m sure something is open. We’ll see.

Q. You began by saying that maybe it was luck, maybe it wasn’t. Could you go into that a little bit more and amplify that, what you meant by that?

ROGER FEDERER: I can’t, no. I can’t. I think I explained it.

Q. Could you talk a little bit more about your forehand?

ROGER FEDERER: No, I don’t blame it on my forehand. I played a good first match point point. Second one I tried to be more safe on it, because you never know if you’re gonna get another one; I didn’t.

Played a good forehand under pressure. It’s not easy to hit a winner. So that’s the way it goes.

Q. You played a pretty epic game at 4‑5 to hold. Sometimes when you lose a match like that it seems like you lost your opportunity. Do you feel like he rose to the occasion and snatched the victory from you?

ROGER FEDERER: Don’t know. It’s really hard to explain. I wish I could say he only hit winners to get back and whatever and I played my very best tennis, but it wasn’t the case.

It was just a case of a tough situation to be in for both of us, and someone has to win. It’s just the way it is. There’s no draws in our sport. Obviously I like to see a match like this being two winners, but one guy had to win. It won’t be written that way, unfortunately.

It’s a tough loss for me, but it’s only going to fuel me with more motivation to practice hard and get back to Grand Slam finals, which I haven’t been in for the last three slams. I feel like I’m playing well, and I would have deserved to be in the finals tomorrow.

Novak has the shot, and I wish him the best.

Q. Was your backhand any kind of issue today? Did it bother you at all?

ROGER FEDERER: No. No problems.

Q. Secondly, on Novak, you’ve handled him well here before. Was he a different player in some ways today? Everybody in the crowd wanted him to go down because of the prospect of you and Rafa, and yet he held up under great pressure.

ROGER FEDERER: Well, I mean, I was the favorite, so there was not that much pressure on him. But he played well under the circumstances, playing the semifinals of a slam.

Honestly, I think he played already well against me the last three times we played here in New York. So it was not like the guy can’t play under pressure. He’s proven his point, and time and time again. I knew he was gonna be a really tough opponent. The guys who overlooked him don’t know anything about tennis, unfortunately.

Look, he played a good match. I kind of felt like the racquet was in my control, and I just let those couple of sets slip away too quickly instead of maybe making him work extra hard.

But, again, I did have match point, and I was, you know, a couple of points away, like I was ‑‑ a couple of points away from victory last year at the Open. So it’s two tough losses in two years.

But anyhow, I feel like I played good tennis. That’s positive, at least.

Q. How much of a shot do you think he has given…

ROGER FEDERER: I’m sorry? I didn’t hear.

Q. You said Novak had a shot tomorrow. How much of a shot do you think he has given the Super‑Saturday, since you’ve been through this a lot, and the fatigue factor?

ROGER FEDERER: Ask him how he feels. Yeah, I mean, it’s tough. We played second, so that’s not an advantage.

I’m not gonna start saying bad things, but it’s a tough setup, Saturday and Sunday finals, you know.

Yeah, we will see how he feels coming out tomorrow. It’s a big question mark.

Q. You lost with match points with Berdych and with Baghdatis this year. I remember you had two match points with Nadal in Rome; match points with Gasquet Monte‑Carlo. Even a champion like you has some sort of different attitude when you have to play match point? You play differently than in other situations? I mean, do you feel some more pressure than normal, or not?

ROGER FEDERER: Well, I mean, if you’re not serving, you’re, I guess, somewhat gonna play safe on it, you know, and not just donate an error, because you don’t know if you’re gonna get another match point.

When you’re serving you’re playing aggressive. So I guess in many matches I didn’t have match points, you know, in those matches. But it’s tough, you know. Don’t know what else I need to tell you.

It’s not a fun thing losing with match point, that’s for sure.

Q. Did you have an opportunity to speak with your team, coach, wife? Maybe they find some right words for you?

ROGER FEDERER: I don’t need the right words. I’m old enough. I didn’t speak to them much, no. I went to do doping and here I am.

So, look, everybody’s a bit disappointed, but after the shower I feel okay. It’s all good.

Q. The guy’s been on top of the mountain for years, and then the guy who’s coming up challenging and winning and so forth, what is the emotional ride of that?

ROGER FEDERER: Um, it’s normal, because you can’t go through 10‑, 15‑year career thinking you’ll always be at the very top. I think I did incredible work staying so long in the top 2 in the world.

I never would have guessed in ’04 when I got to No. 1 for the first time that it was going to carry me for so long and that I was always going to be part of quarters, semis, finals of slams, and get a shot over and over again.

I struggled to get into my first Grand Slam final back in 2003; whereas everybody predicted I was gonna win many and get to No. 1. It’s just not as easy as it seems. You can see with other players who are trying it. There’s many tough guys out there, and it’s gotten very physical, very mental.

But I think I’m doing really well under the circumstances with as many challengers. I got a few guys back who were able to beat me, and many times when I lose I feel like it’s on my racquet. That’s a good thing, you know.

I wouldn’t want to feel the way that I couldn’t compete with the new generation, but I can. It’s not a problem for me.


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44 Comments for Roger Federer US Open Presser: I Won’t Watch the Final, But I Hope Nadal Wins

madeline Says:

Being a master in tennis roger knows his game I would have wanted to see him play Nadal but it did not happen and he gracefully accepted it; which is the best thing one can do. Masters know how to handle both worlds!


Cindy_Brady Says:

People keep talking about Roger blowing it in the 5th set BUT where was he in the 2nd and 4th sets, on Mars?

I think he completely underestimated Djokovic. Thought he would wilt and go away. Well it didn’t happen and the great Fed can now watch the final on TV with the rest of us.

The true GOAT Nadal will win his first U.S Open and complete the career slam today.

What a horrible choke job by Federer and a great survival effort by Djokovic.

My predictions always come true.


fed is afraid Says:

just like he underestimated del potro last year.
roger’s time is over


Ben Pronin Says:

ROGER FEDERER: I don’t need the right words. I’m old enough. I didn’t speak to them much, no. I went to do doping and here I am.

Is there a typo here?


rogerafa Says:

No typo there Ben. He obviously meant that he went to have his samples taken for the drugs test.


Skeezerweezer Says:

Fed will be #3 and maybe now he can fly under the radar and relax a bit, something he hasn’t done since 2003. It was a great decade of watching the brilliant one, hopefully he
he can have another GS or two left in the tank before

Fed GOAT


Cindy_Brady Says:

I really think Roger did himself and the tennis world a favor by losing.

Nadal is in rare form. He would have given Fed a beat down like the FO of 3 years ago. It would have been a terribly lop sided final. At least with Djokovic it will be competitive.

Roger is not the GOAT, he isn’t even the GOAT of this generation. Finally, after today’s final the world will crown Nadal GOAT. Because he is.


Aram Says:

Roger is going to stay king forever with his honesty and tennis…


sheila Says:

to cindy_brady: obviously ur a nadal fan & us federer fans always get criticized for knocking nadal. well, i guess the nadal fans dont do a bad job of knocking federer. the point is, nadal & federer r both grt players.


Cindy_Brady Says:

Sheila,

I never said Federer wasn’t a great player. He is, just Nadal is greater.


Swiss genius Says:

Roger is just such a unique athlete. very few athletes handle pressers with such grace and assurance.

keep fighting roger. you are THE genius when it comes to tennis. hope you get to magical 20 and give us more wonderful tennis to watch.


purcell Says:

Cindy Brady: Ok, Nadal’s the goat so you’re the troll.


Skeezerweezer Says:

CB, I guess I should trust your claim, not Sampras, Agassi, Rod Laver, Novak, and more, heck Rafa himself, just leave it alone and enjoy your fav’s march in his FIRST USO final


Swiss genius Says:

rafa goat? not so fast. he is well on track. a us open tomorrow and 3 more slams will get him past sampras and behind borg and roger.


Walter Cichacki Says:

Federer again has shown his complete lack of class and understanding of the game. Who is he kidding? He hopes Nadal wins – when he does, he will be even closer to The boring Swiss’s record of 16. He puts down every player who beats him in the press conferences. He deserved to play in the final because he played so splendidly throughout the tournament. I watched the entire match and he completely tanked the second set when he got behind, then did the same in the fourth set. He had two match points and couldn’t deliver then was broken serving at 5-5 giving Novak the chance to serve it out on his serve. If he calls that splendid play, he is very stupid. It’s the same story every time he loses to someone who outplays him – degrades their performance and making himself look brilliant. Too bad he is so very wrong; his egotistical self gets in the way of his vision of reality. Go Rafa!


Walter Cichacki Says:

One other thing worth mentioning – he surely can’t be too pleased at losing 1.9 million because of his own errors in play. He was tied with Murray for first place in the Olympus US Open series leading up to the Open itself. If he hadn’t lost to Novak and had somewhow miraculously beaten Rafa, he would have picked up 2.7 million. Instead he gets only 400,000 for competing in the semifinal. Tough day for him financially as well. Don’t think he wasn’t counting on that little windfall. No wonder he’s never gracious when he loses.


LAURA Says:

ROGER FEDERER IS THE GOAT, Rafa Nadal will have to break ROGER’S record of the Grand Slams to be the GOAT…time will tell, for now the GOAT is ROGER FEDERER…BRAVO ROGER!!! Ahhh, we will have ROGER FEDERER for the long run!!!


farhan Says:

Its too early to call Nadal GOAT. At best he might break Sampras’s record and get close to Fed. People think before you speak. Fed has won 16 slams in the past 7 yrs, been No.1 for 4 1/2 yrs consecutive, made 10 finals in a row, 23 S/F in a row, career slam, 7 straight Wimby finals, 6 staright US finals, need i tell more. The consistency by Fed is unbelieveable and Nadal is yet to show that consistency. He could not even make 5 straight finals at his fav French. So pls just think of all this before calling him GOAT.


Sazzy Milano Says:

to cindy_brady: obviously ur a nadal fan & us federer fans always get criticized for knocking nadal. well, i guess the nadal fans dont do a bad job of knocking federer

shiela, let me tell u this; CB is NOT a nadal fan so please get your facts straight!


Cindy_Brady Says:

Good Lord,

Some people are overly opinionated and extremely rude on this blog. Where does this sort of behavior come from?

Sheesh!


Kimo Says:

Walter Cichacki Says:

“Federer again has shown his complete lack of class and understanding of the game. Who is he kidding? He hopes Nadal wins – when he does, he will be even closer to The boring Swiss’s record of 16.”

Boy, he just can’t win with you people can he!!! If he says he wants Rafa to win, he is either being politically correct or doesn’t like Djoko. If he says he wants Djoko to win, he is scared of Rafa’s legacy catching up with his and doesn’t think very highly of Rafa’s hardcourt game. If he says he doesn’t care who wins, he is being disrespectful towards his two primary rivals.

Get a life.


WILLWILL Says:

READ ALL THE RUBBISH TALK AGAINST FEDERER & NADAL. PLS NOTE BOTH OF THEM ARE GOOD BUDDIES WHEN OUT OF COURT. YES CYCLE OF LIFE AND PASSING THE BATON JUST LIKE SAMPARAS, AGASSI, BORG ETC ETC. ROGER FEDERER CURRENTLY RATED THE GREATEST TENNIS PLAYER IN TERMS OF WINNING GRAND SLAMS AND REACHING THE FINALS, SEMI-FINALS AND ALSO THE ATP TILES – HE IS 29 AND HE WILL PASS THE BATON TO NEXT DESERVING PLAYER, WHO??? LET’S WAIT AND SEE. SO TO ALL NADAL OBSSESSED-FANS, PLEASE NO THE CIRCLE OF LIFE IN TENNIS AND STOP PUTTING YOUR FAV NADAL ON THE PEDESTAL. FOR THE MOMENT ROGER FEDERER IS THE GREATEST IN ACHIEVEMENTS AND UNTIL THE NEXT ONE – LET HIM BASK IN HIS ACHIEVEMENTS.


Sashe Tharan Says:

The master of match point is Nicol David, female world no 1 squash player and the only player (court) who has won all the matches she played in 2010. She is also the favorite to win the world champion title in Cairo. I think Roger could learn something from David on how to handle the match point issue because squash ball moves much more faster than tennis ball. And you have to think in a super fast mode like what David did when she or her opponent is in game point or match point.


Shahrukh Khan Says:

Cindy Brady, You go girl. I doubt that Fed will win another slam. There are too many guys who are defeating him these days; Novac, Andy, Nadal, Delpotro, …. to name a few. I am expecting him to drop out of top 10 within next two years. Nadal is just beginning. Go Rafa!


Shahrukh Khan Says:

Farhan,
You are right but Fed has a losing record against Rafa. Rafa has just started. At Rafa’s age Fed did not have the number of titles that Rafa currently has.


purcell Says:

Cindy Brady ‘Some people are overly opinionated and extremely rude on this blog. Where does this sort of behavior come from?’
From you dear, from you.


purcell Says:

Walter Cichacki:
Congratulations. You have won tonight’s star prize.
Part 1: You will spend one week marinading in Rafa’s jock strap.
Part 2: When you are thoroughly pickled you will be sent cattle class to Ethiopia where you will proceed to do good works in Roger’s foundation school.
Part 3: If you are deemed successful in task 2 you will be awarded 2.7 million to give to a charity of Fed’s choice.
In Kimo’s words, hopefully that will be getting a real life.


essar Says:

it was embarassing to watch rogers game against djokovich…pretty amateurish…every second ball either in to the net or long…roger can forget about another slam win….focus on his family, foundation etc…good luck roger


Sue Says:

I am a huge Nadal fan but it’s those Nadal/Federer finals of old like Wimbledon 2008 that make each one a little bit richer for the experience. They bring out the best tennis in each other, have the greatest amount of respect for one another and I think for them as the undisputed best two players in the world it is each other that they really want to beat in Grand Slam finals. I think it’s a shame we will be denied another Fed/Nadal match up but essar in no way was Roger amateurish or embarassing! Do you play the game yourself? You must be one hell of a good amateur to judge Federer as an amateur. Whoever you are a fan of shame on you!!


Steve Rowe Says:

Greatest of All Time or not, Roger Federer is the most watchable player in terms of shot-making style. Whether he wins or not, it is a joy to watch him play. I have been watching tennis since the 1950s. I remember great players such as Ricardo (Pancho) Gonzales, Frank Sedgman, Lew Hoad, Ken Rosewall, Rod Laver, Roy Emerson, John Newcombe, besides Jimmy Connors, Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, Boris Becker, Stefan Edberg, Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras, whose shot-making style does not match Federer’s.


Clive Smith Says:

Dear Cindy
Laver, Mcenroe, Bjorg , Sampras and even Rafa have stated Roger is the GOAT. Once Roger has retired and Rafa has passed 16 Grand Slam, that will be the time to make a judgement s I would like to point out that Federer is so popular among the general public because his style of play is beautiful to watch


Leonard Ahmad Says:

I am a Tennist Fan and it is a wonderful sports.Everyone play Tennist to win but only one can win for each game play , All Tennist players Fans give us a sense of having a Favourite player in mind , or who we support ,we must not rename Tennist player by calling names other than their own, be a real sports man or woman and accept what these players bring to the Tennist court to entertain the world.My greatest Regards to those who criticise those players,all players make this a remarkable enjoying sport to look ,when it is play at a peak best ,it is fun to entertain you.


Alastair Says:

Okay Cindy we all get you are in love with Rafa, sorry girl he will NEVER be in love with you. Get real and accept that Rog has nothing left to prove to the world or you, he has the numbers up already. Let history show us who is the GOAT, neither Rafa or Rog are claiming this, just nobodies like you!!


Vandy gal Says:

Steve Rowe says it correctly in his email above. While Nadal can out do anything that any tennis sportsman can do, and may well get more than 16 and may get the calendar year slam, Roger is just different. The past years I have traveled to see them play. I saw Roger, Nadal, Murray, Nole, Edberg, Rosewall (when I was a kid) and others several times. In terms of style and timing of play, there is Fed and then there is everyone else. It is so different than on TV. I recommend that everyone who loves tennis, even if you think you hate Fed, just go see him in person before he retires. He took my breath away. Its like he is in a different universe than Nadal and all the others – even if Nadal wins. Look Nadal very well could beat Feds records, and someday someone will come and break Nadal’s, but I don’t know if we will ever see another Fed.


angus Says:

people who do not think Roger is a GOAT are just fuckin stupid honeslty his records are amazing its not just the 16 grand slams there is his consecutive number 1 ranking, consecutive semi-finals, consecutive GS finals,losing 3 matches in a season, the amount of GS finals reached, the amount of masters won, his win loss ratio throughout his career is 85% the, 63 titles the list goes on if this doesn’t show Rogers domination of the game then people do not know tennis i remember back in 04/05 seasons when it was like winning a gs when u just broke roger or won a point on his service games it was impossible to compete with him let alone beat him obvicously the players now are on his level but they weren’t for 5 years thats how much above the rest he was and players state that it is because of Roger that they are better players than they ever have been i’m sure his peers know more than anyone else how much roger has dominated this game, time after time Rafa says Roger is the graetest because everyone tries to copy what he has achieved in tennis he is a role model to them as much as he is to us.
don’t get me wrong Rafa is an exceptional player and i adore him and he is one of my favourite tennis players too but you cannot say he is a GOAT just yet he is 24 years old and has plenty of tennis ahead of him. He probably will beat Rogers GS record but no one will ever dominate the sport like Roger did consistantly.


Lawrence Says:

To all of you who cut down these players, shame on you. Nadal has had a great winning year. It’s not safe to say he’ll match or surpass Roger’s grand slam record. Anything is possible. All we can do is wait. Nadal is also very succeptible to injuries.


Mzingisi Says:

Long live Roger you have created a record that will take rafa many years to reach,i am a fan of rafa but people lets admit it roger is the genius when it comes to this game and rafa is splendid when it comes to this game so its no use to diss federer


shoba Says:

Hats off to Angus for his FANTASTIC COMMENT. Noone can ever match Roger’s Grandslam consistency and his style of play. Ofcourse his cool & composed nature even in crunch situations makes him the GREATEST of the game. ROGER IS GOD’s GIFT TO TENNIS WORLD AND LET US ALL HOPE & WISH HIM THE VERY BEST TO BE BACK IN THRONE!


WILLWILL Says:

NADAL STYLE OF PLAY IS LIKE THE OLD-FASHIONED CENTRE-FORWARD FOOTBALLER IE POWER, RUN/RUN AND AGGRESSION (SUBJECT TO INJURY), WHERE AS FEDERER MORE LIKE YOHAN CRUFF/PELE SMOOTH, COOL, SILKY TOUCHES, MORE BRAIN THEN BRWAWN AND THIS
TYPE OF PLAYER BECOMING EXTINCT. MOST OF THE NEW YOUNG PLAYERS LIKE THE OLD-FASHIONED CENTRE-FORWARD (I CALL THEM ‘THE PRETENDERS’) HAVE A LOT TO PROVE AND A BIG, REAL BIG ONE TO FIT INTO ROGER FEDERER’S SHOE. UNTIL ONE THAT PROVE TO BE BETTER OR AT LEAST EQUAL ROGER FEDERER’S ACHIEVEMENTS, I SUGGEST ALL THE FANS OF THE PRETENDERS – SHUT-UP AND GET REAL. NO TENNIS PLAYER HAS THE DIVINE RIGHT TO BE CALLED THE ‘GREATEST’ BY HIS PEERS UNTIL HE PROVE HIMSELF; AND FEDERER DESERVEDLY CALLED THE ‘GREATEST PLAYERS OF ALL TIME IN TENNIS’ AND NOT FROM HIS FANS BUT HIS PEERS (ALL OF WHICH WERE FORMER NO.1s). SO TO ALL WHO ARE NOT FEDERER’S FAN – TAKE NOTE OF THIS: WHEN YOUR SO CALL PRETENDERS SURPASS OR REACH FEDERER’S TENNIS ACHIEVEMENTS, UNTIL THEN – GIVE THIS MAN ‘ROGER FEDERER’ THE CREDIT HE SO RICHLY DESERVED AND BEING REGARDED AS THE “GREATEST TENNIS PLAYER” IN PRESENT TIMES.


Skeezerweezer Says:

CB,

Really?

Have u read some of your buddies post the last week? Take the log out of the eye GF….:)


Sazzy Falak Says:

“NADAL STYLE OF PLAY IS LIKE THE OLD-FASHIONED CENTRE-FORWARD FOOTBALLER IE POWER, RUN/RUN AND AGGRESSION (SUBJECT TO INJURY), WHERE AS FEDERER MORE LIKE YOHAN CRUFF/PELE SMOOTH, COOL, SILKY TOUCHES, MORE BRAIN THEN BRWAWN AND THIS”

And u’re Fed fan.. Anything new guys?

So Nadal is pretender because you call him a pretender? btw, who the hell are you?


WILLWILL Says:

Sazzy Falak Says:
So Nadal is pretender because you call him a pretender? btw, who the hell are you?

YES A PRETENDER, FEDERER’S ACHIEVMENTS WILL BE EQUAL AND EVENTUALLY OVERTAKEN – AS OF NOW NONE CAN CLAIM TO BE THE ‘GREATEST’ UNTIL THEN THERE WILL BE LOTS OF YOUNG PRETENDERS WORKING TOWARDS THAT ‘GREATEST’. NADAL IS NOT THE ONLY CONTENDER TO BE THE ‘GREATEST’ THERE’S ALSO MURRAY, DEL POTRO, DJOKOVIC – SO DON’T BE A ‘FROG UNDER THE ROCK’ AND BLINDED JUST BECOS YOU ARE A NADAL FAN.
SHSSSSSH – BTW “WHO ARE YOU?” WOULD BE ASKED BY A CIVILISED. CULTURED, EDUCATED PERSON – HELL IS USUALLY ASSOCIATED WITH SATAN, DEVIL AND AKIN TO A DEMONIC PERSON.


Steve Says:

Fed made a mistake with the kids, but that is life. As far as Nadal goes, well, he is fantastic, best ever ? We’ll see, but Roger is NOT done…you would have to be blind and deaf to think this. Another semi-final…where is Murray and Djokovic…played well, while Fed played like shit.

As one of the commentators said, nadal won’t be chasing 16, it will be more like 18-19. This being said, who knows. He is great, but doesn’t have the natural talent of Fed. He does have a better work ethic, though.


zola Says:

Steve,
Fed always said he wanted his kids to see him play. I think Mirka and the kids give Federer a sense of stability. He doesn’t look after the kids. I don’t think they are a burden. and they are just too cute!
I don’t understand what you mean by talent. Federer has learned tennis the classical way and Rafa has not. each have their own great way of striking the ball.

WILL WILL
check your “caps lock” key!

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