Roger Federer Says Bring The Noise, He Wants More Shouting During Matches!
by Tom Gainey | March 31st, 2017, 5:29 pm
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Following his heart-stopping win yesterday in Miami over Tomas Berdych in which he saved two match points, Roger Federer said he doesn’t mind it when it gets loud. In fact, he wants more noise in tennis.

“Honestly, I think it’s nice that in tennis we have it super loud, super quiet, super loud,” Federer said. “I think it makes tennis very special. If there is was more screaming and more shouting and more movement, that would be okay, too.

“I think it’s gotten to a point where everybody has to be super silent, and I almost disagree with that. I mean, it makes it for a better atmosphere, but we play through so many other conditions in practice that we should be able to handle it.”

Federer battles Nick Kyrgios in just a few hours for a spot in the Miami finals against Rafael Nadal! And Federer would relish the challenge.

“I would love it,” Federer said. “It would be like a throwback to 2005 I think the finals we played; 2004 we played the first time ever against each other here in Miami. So that would be cool, to have that going. Plus Rafa going for his first Miami Open. I think that would be cool, too.”


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17 Comments for Roger Federer Says Bring The Noise, He Wants More Shouting During Matches!

AndyMira Says:

Oh!How irony!Roger got what he wished for!!Not only a noise,screaming,drunken fans but a wife’s who joined crowds to gave a jeered for Nick!Wow!…Thousands of a very matured adult stick together to fight a one immature kid of 21 years of age…How awesome is that?To see it happened to Novak is painful enough but at least novak already a grown man but to see a large and very matured adult did to someone who barely out of his teenage years!It’s really really sad!


Markus Says:

A wife has to cheer for her husband, shouldn’t she? It’s a sport. Cheering as loudly as ona can is a part of it. That’s what makes it exciting, especiuzlly if you’re out there among the spectators. It’s nothing personal against the opponent.


J.S. Says:

AndyMira – I agree with you 100%! It made me sick to the point, I quit watching! Nothing about that was okay with me and I am surpprised anyone thinks it is acceptable!

Markus….LOL NK was getting a racket, what was wife “cheering” for – WHISTLING!!!!!!!
She was OUT OF LINE….Perriod!
AND I am NOT a Kyrgios fan

GO FEDAL!!!


Miles Says:

Barely out of his teens? Kyrgios is 21 years of age! He’s a grown man, but still acts like a spoilt teenager far too often.

He wants the crowd on his side (or at least not against him)? Here’s a tip for him – don’t be rude to the ball kids, don’t swear at the crowd, don’t commit so many time violations and don’t interrupt play to put on a wrist bands!

Oh, and don’t smash your racquet while your victorious opponent is politely waiting for you at the net!


Miles Says:

JS – wasn’t he fetching his sweatbands when Mirka (and most everybody else), showed their disapproval at the obvious gamesmanship?
Sheesh – crowds pay their entrance money and have EVERY right to voice disapproval! To see what he did during this match, please read my first comment. Do you think THAT behaviour is acceptable?


lakie Says:

Wonder whom the crowd will support in a Fedal match?


J.S. Says:

Miles….Was it wrist bands? ‘
I said a couple of days ago that I don’t appreciate the Tweeners everyone was thrilled about. But, I still didn’t like the crowd or think it was necessary.
NK doesn’t help himself but that doesn’t justify the rude crowd.

I will think about what you said…Maybe I am wrong and appreciate all your opinions. If you don’t agree with me(thought everyone would) maybe I am wrong! :)

PEACE!


Giles Says:

Crowd will be 50-50


Pamela Says:

I agree with Giles. I think crowd will be 50/50.


madmax Says:

AndyMira Says:
Oh!How irony!Roger got what he wished for!!Not only a noise,screaming,drunken fans but a wife’s who joined crowds to gave a jeered for Nick!Wow!…Thousands of a very matured adult stick together to fight a one immature kid of 21 years of age…How awesome is that?To see it happened to Novak is painful enough but at least novak already a grown man but to see a large and very matured adult did to someone who barely out of his teenage years!It’s really really sad!

April 1st, 2017 at 1:22 am

For goodness sake AndyMira, no one condones this type of behaviour, but some adults are prone to that – that includes Andy’s family, Novak’s family, Roger’s family – I saw Rafa’s father once nearly pop his clogs when he burst out – with passion – each time his son hit a shot, that could be off putting in itself, but to think that this type of thing does not happen, is just unbelievable.

It happens all the time, it shouldn’t but it does.


J.S. Says:

TY MADMAX…
Miami loves Rafa so we won’t see a repeat of last night! Of course Federer is always a fav. I have story about Mirka at IW Target store…..but will refrain for now!


madmax Says:

and let’s be honest here. Nic has brought a lot of the aggressiveness out of the crowds for quite some time. He is not a role model and until he grows up, he never will be.

Short memory.


madmax Says:

J.S. Don’t refrain, seriously, bring it on.

Many dislike her. I don’t know her. I just know she is married to Fed and obviously will support him. no one condones her behaviour. Similar to Kim Sears. Outrageous it was. Short memory.


madmax Says:

Rafa is super, everyone loves Rafa, even some of the fed fans. Nothing but great things to say about him. It’s a resurgence from them both. Will enjoy this whilst it lasts. Who could have thought?

He is more popular in Miami than Fed – I am happy to say that, but I think, deep down, the crowds love them both.

Heroes.


skeezer Says:

Bring on the noise! Let’s make Giles happy.


DC Says:

What an awesome display by two of the most talented players on tour. One a veteran master and the other a youngster trying to establish himself as the best.
It wasn’t surprising that the crowd was all charged up . And that’s what makes great sports is about- reaching to the emotions of spectators as well as self.

The booing was something we don’t see very often in tennis; however if nick continues to publicly display his negative emotions , so will the crowd.

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