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Federer ignorant about Althea Gibson

Send him to the re-education camp immediately. This will not do.

Seriously, I'm tired of this leftist, PC crap. Why do they(stupid journos) have to pester every single player with this nonsense about an obscure player?
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Re: Federer ignorant about Althea Gibson

Obscure player? Seriously, are you 12?

This isn't 'leftist PC crap', it's a part of tennis history, regardless of Gibson's skin color.

Oh wait, you want to win the ACC title this year. Nevermind.

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Re: Federer ignorant about Althea Gibson

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Send him to the re-education camp immediately. This will not do.

Seriously, I'm tired of this leftist, PC crap. Why do they(stupid journos) have to pester every single player with this nonsense about an obscure player?
What the hell are you talking about
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Re: Federer ignorant about Althea Gibson

FedFan_2007 would have no chance of winning the ACC, he is too sound.
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FedFan_2007 would have no chance of winning the ACC, he is too sound.
I'll vote for him.
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Re: Federer ignorant about Althea Gibson

She's not an obsure player, but she won a handful of Grand Slams half a century ago. I wouldn't expect Federer to know anything about her. I don't see what the point is of these journalists asking Fed about her.
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Re: Federer ignorant about Althea Gibson

Total ignoramus!
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Send him to the re-education camp immediately. This will not do.

Seriously, I'm tired of this leftist, PC crap. Why do they(stupid journos) have to pester every single player with this nonsense about an obscure player?
Seriously, I'm tired of this rightwing, provincial crap. Why do they (narrow-minded ignoramuses) have to get their panties in a bunch over historical milestones?

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I'll vote for him.
In the early rounds maybe... but he would be a huge longshot for the victory in the ACC. It would be like Donald Young beating Gasquet in the 2nd round of the US Open or something.
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Re: Federer ignorant about Althea Gibson

I am slightly surprised that a student of the history of the game has never heard of her, or hadn't picked something up purely from the schedule on Ashe tonight, but it's no big deal really.
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Re: Federer ignorant about Althea Gibson

Could you provide something (a link, a little description or intro what happened,...) about what you are discussing because I don't understand anything (like about what this thread should be about) at all?

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Two threads already.

Wow.
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Re: Federer ignorant about Althea Gibson

I'm guessing it was this:

Interview after his match

Q. What do you know about Althea Gibson?
ROGER FEDERER: I don't know. You're putting me on the spot. I don't know what you're talking about.
Q. She's being honored tonight.
ROGER FEDERER: Nothing, to be honest. It's before my time. Isn't much I can really say about it. I don't know, I'm sorry.
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Re: Federer ignorant about Althea Gibson

Fed is an "international man."

This is too obscure and provincial for him.
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