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Federer I'm lucky I'm not American

swissinfo.com = interview Mon Aug 20
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Thank you Fedfirstfan#1

He was asked whether he sometimes wished he was American, that he would get more endorsement deals and better credit for his achievements…

I want Americans to appreciate me, I will be honest I care about them. But I also see the glass as half full I never have to worry about public expectations. I’m not the heir to anyone! Being constantly compared to Sampras, Courier, McEnroe and Connors would be too much, I’m glade I’m not American. I know the next generation of Swiss players will have their success be compared to mine but everything I’m achieving now is a bonus.
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Re: Federer I'm lucky I'm not American

There's many reasons why people don't want to be Americans.

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There's many reasons why people don't want to be Americans.
using his arguement he could have easily said I don't want to be Australian and be compared to Newcombe, Rosewall and Laver
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using his arguement he could have easily said I don't want to be Australian and be compared to Newcombe, Rosewall and Laver
yeh i agree u're not wrong.

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Re: Federer I'm lucky I'm not American

Nadal wants to stay a Spaniard.

TELLING IT LIKE IT IS:
"“Every tennis lover would like, someday, to play like Federer ...But every man wants to BE Rafael Nadal. Which is different.” --PHILIPPE BOUIN, writer; also, a rare, unbiased Frenchman
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Nadal wants to stay a Spaniard.
that's because with the exception of Manolo Santana he's pretty much achieved what most spaniards have!
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Re: Federer I'm lucky I'm not American

That's about the most stupid question anyone could ever ask any patriotic boy from whatever country, I mean what did they expect him to say, "Yes, being Swiss is boring, being an American is so cool, and all those endorsement deals, too!'

I think he gave a fantastic answer, considering.
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what a dumbass question. does this reporter realise federer gets more than enough recognition in all of the european continent for him to care about being recognized in america? just how many tournaments a year are in the USA?... god some ignorant people
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once again, good answer by fed. he's constantly oretty honest during interviews without offending anyone. i like that attitude; it's better than a-rod, who's funny but lying like hell..."oh yeah, this tournament is the most important out there"..."oh yeah, this one too"..."yeah, and THIS one also"...pffff...
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That's about the most stupid question anyone could ever ask any patriotic boy from whatever country, I mean what did they expect him to say, "Yes, being Swiss is boring, being an American is so cool, and all those endorsement deals, too!'

I think he gave a fantastic answer, considering.
Spot On...Idiotic question in the first place,,

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I don't think Fed is dissing America, but just stating that it's good to be a trailblazer for Swiss tennis. He is the Swiss standard for all the follow from now on. Just like Borg will always be the greatest tennis Swede.
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swissinfo.com = interview Mon Aug 20
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Thank you Fedfirstfan#1

He was asked whether he sometimes wished he was American, that he would get more endorsement deals and better credit for his achievements…

I want Americans to appreciate me, I will be honest I care about them. But I also see the glass as half full I never have to worry about public expectations. I’m not the heir to anyone! Being constantly compared to Sampras, Courier, McEnroe and Connors would be too much, I’m glade I’m not American. I know the next generation of Swiss players will have their success be compared to mine but everything I’m achieving now is a bonus.
I always have the impression that Federer doesn't like America very much. I think what he said here was mild compared to what he might have said. It's kind of an insulting question
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I always have the impression that Federer doesn't like America very much. I think what he said here was mild compared to what he might have said. It's kind of an insulting question
Just curious why you have that impresson.

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Just curious why you have that impresson.
I have the impression from reading, watching and listening.
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I always have the impression that Federer doesn't like America very much. I think what he said here was mild compared to what he might have said. It's kind of an insulting question

oh puhlese stop putting words/thoughts/intensions into his mouth.
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