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Smile Life must suck if you're not a Federer fan

Well not your entire life but certainly your tennis and entertainment life. I feel for those of you who are not Federer fans. Life must be pretty darn rough. And it's gonna be rough for a few more years because Federer is clearly chasing history. Maybe you guys should consider following volleyball instead?


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Re: Life must suck if you're not a Federer fan

They should suck it up and enjoy good tennis.

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Re: Life must suck if you're not a Federer fan

The thing is Federer fans, our lives don't revolve around a single player.

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I guess Roddick must be the greatest player to ever play the game.

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Re: Life must suck if you're not a Federer fan

Ditto, Blaze (and you're not a Federer fan and I am, so that's a much greater comment from you).

I think one can see that Federer has passed his career apex, which was probably his 41-match winning streak from last year to the beginning of this. He's only going to lose more matches per year and win fewer titles per year from now on, but obviously the Slams will be harder to prise from his grasp. The challengers are there though, that should be obvious to anyone, and they're both young enough to be major threats to him for the rest of his career.

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Get some new shit to spew
There's another thought -- do like Sleeping Beauty and wait for Prince Rafa to wake you up next year RG. Which Federer will hopefully also win.

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There's another thought -- do like Sleeping Beauty and wait for Prince Rafa to wake you up next year RG. Which Federer will hopefully also win.
Like he's done the past 3 years?

Yeah, get out and see the world. Dont be a glory hunter getting your jollies through Federer's success.

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Why being so devoted to a particular player? It's about TENNIS goddamit! A beautiful game which requires both stamina, velocity and accuracy, and none of these things is the most important. Just sit, watch beatiful game, clash of tactics and strategies and ENJOY
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Like he's done the past 3 years?

Yeah, get out and see the world. Dont be a glory hunter getting your jollies through Federer's success.

Dont be a Mirka
Oh don't be dissing Mirka. What has she done wrong? Obviously she takes good care of her man.

Of course I will get some jollies through Federer's wins -- that's what a fan does. You feel the same way when Rafa beats him at RG. Admit it -- you do.

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Oh don't be dissing Mirka. What has she done wrong? Obviously she takes good care of her man.

Of course I will get some jollies through Federer's wins -- that's what a fan does. You feel the same way when Rafa beats him at RG. Admit it -- you do.
I enjoy seeing Nadal beat Federer at RG because he seems to be the only player on the face of the Earth with the balls to beat Fed in a slam

As for Mirka, i dont want to start. I know she is a bitch of the highest order, and actually feel sorry for Roger that he's made such a mistake.

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What do you equate life with? Life is when you are alive
By definition, I guess you are right. It must be an American slang term, but I meant it more as the fact that its pretty sad that people on here have to make stupid threads like these and that maybe they shouldn't be spending so much time devoted to tennis if it really makes them feel that every non-Fed fan is going to depressed for the next few years.

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I guess Roddick must be the greatest player to ever play the game.
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The thing is Federer fans, our lives don't revolve around a single player. There is something called life and its really worth trying out sometime.
I was going to criticise this, but there's a great deal of truth in it, certainly in my case. But here's the thing - I was a tennis fan before Federer became dominant, I'm going to be one long afterwards as well, and I don't think I'll have any problem finding new favourites. Finding ones who win as consistently as him could be a bit of a stretch, I'll admit.... but I'm not going to give up on them just because they don't match his standards.

The Wit and Wisdom of the Tennis Journalist, Indian Wells 2004

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV." That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.

Q. Were you naked at the time in the spa?

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As for Mirka, i dont want to start. I know she is a bitch of the highest order, and actually feel sorry for Roger that he's made such a mistake.
Any evidence to back up this claim? Federer doesn't seem to regret his mistake too much, if his post-match speech at the TMC last year was any indication.

The Wit and Wisdom of the Tennis Journalist, Indian Wells 2004

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV." That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.

Q. Were you naked at the time in the spa?

ROGER FEDERER: No. It was at the front desk. I didn't walk in naked.
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I tell you this - life after Federer is going to be tough. No one will be able to even come close to matching the consistency, the domination, the form, the everything that is the Great Roger Federer.
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