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post #181 of 368 (permalink) Old 02-02-2009, 08:28 AM
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Re: Fed's tears justified?

The death of tennis is enough reason to cry. Seeing someone with Nadal's limited gamestyle having a realistic chance at winning the grand slam signals this death - decent enough human being Nadal may however be. A player whose style is only brute force, who would not even conceivably be a great player without the gigantic sweet spot on his raquet, triumphs over one of the greatest all-court players and artists tennis has seen.

You could tell by Laver's face that he wasn't happy about Nadal winning. Laver lavishes praise on Federer - since when has he done the same to Nadal? It's like Laver said recently...the artistry has gone out of the sport. Men's tennis is going the way of the women's, just simply clubbing the ball. The only difference is the added topspin. What rubbish professional tennis has become in the space of only ten years.
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federer couldn't control himself. But he should of.

instead of talking about how well nadal played and how tough he was, its all about federer's tears. but rafa was never one to crave the spotlight.

after all federer is the favorite, no?
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The death of tennis is enough reason to cry. Seeing someone with Nadal's limited gamestyle having a realistic chance at winning the grand slam signals this death - decent enough human being Nadal may however be. A player whose style is only brute force, who would not even conceivably be a great player without the gigantic sweet spot on his raquet, triumphs over one of the greatest all-court players and artists tennis has seen.

You could tell by Laver's face that he wasn't happy about Nadal winning. Laver lavishes praise on Federer - since when has he done the same to Nadal? It's like Laver said recently...the artistry has gone out of the sport. Men's tennis is going the way of the women's, just simply clubbing the ball. The only difference is the added topspin. What rubbish professional tennis has become in the space of only ten years.
I agree. Though tennis basically died in July 2008. This was just more dirt on the grave.
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I think Roger wishes with all of his heart he hadn't reacted the way that he did, he tried hard to control the tears, but just couldn't.

You could see it coming when he was sitting down, he was crying then (unlike the FO or Wimby 08), Rod Laver came to comfort him, Roger shook his hand but was generally unresponsive and couldn't smile at him - you could see he was trying to get a handle on his emotions, I just knew this would end in massive tears.

People who were at the match said behind him were a massive amount of people chanting his name, saying "I love you", etc, etc. He said in the Swiss interview the whole ceremony took a long time, in face of the warmth from the crowd he had a tough time getting composed, getting the runner-up plate from a (visibly upset) Laver completely devestated him.

Rafa's muted celebration at the FO wasn't because of anything Roger did, Roger was sad, but very reserved, Rafa acted out of respect, not beacuse Roger made it sad for him, Roger even cracked a joke in the speech.

Rafa celebrated Wimby 08 in a pretty big way, so it isn't like it's the 1000 time Roger ruins a ceremony for Rafa.

And I dare say that if Andy Roddick burst in tears during a ceremony, Roger would go pat on his back as well, and low-key the celebrations. Other than the fall backwards (which Rafa did), Roger isn't exactly one to jump all over the arena, he doesn't even go over to his box like the rest of them do, he never did it.
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I say bring on the crocodile tears. I haven't had such a laugh in a while.

I felt a little embarrassed for him to be honest.
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Federer was acting like a big baby who doesn't receive his candy. If I was Nadal I would've make fun of him.

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Federer was acting like a big baby who doesn't receive his candy.


FED = The selfishest man in the whole world
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wtf? he was devastated, he'd just lost a match he could have won, to the guy he can't seem to beat lately, in front of his childhood hero, and he was physically and emotionally drained. he didn't cry after Wimbledon, let him cry now. I think it's quite clear that he wasn't trying to steal Rafa's thunder

have some fucking empathy, all of you who criticise him for displaying natural human emotion.
I agree completely. I love that Roger can be natural and express himself. Why many in society try to condemn the expression of emotions I have no idea. I thought it was a wonderful moment and thank heavens Roger didn't try to bottle it up like a stiff.

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The tears were justified.

And this not the death of tennis. If tennis is not suppossed to be competitive, then yeah, it is then.



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The death of tennis is enough reason to cry. Seeing someone with Nadal's limited gamestyle having a realistic chance at winning the grand slam signals this death - decent enough human being Nadal may however be. A player whose style is only brute force, who would not even conceivably be a great player without the gigantic sweet spot on his raquet, triumphs over one of the greatest all-court players and artists tennis has seen.

You could tell by Laver's face that he wasn't happy about Nadal winning. Laver lavishes praise on Federer - since when has he done the same to Nadal? It's like Laver said recently...the artistry has gone out of the sport. Men's tennis is going the way of the women's, just simply clubbing the ball. The only difference is the added topspin. What rubbish professional tennis has become in the space of only ten years.
If that is the case stop watching tennis ffs and stop complaining.
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Were they "justified"?? What kind of a question is that? Federer obviously felt they were to act the way he did, noone else can judge that.

Were they "appropriate" for that moment? No, not really. The trophy ceremony is meant to be a celebration of the winner's success ASWELL AS the finalist (they receive a trophy too after all), and not a moment for the loser to wallow in self pity. Almost every other finalist ever has managed to compose themselves in that moment despite how horribly they must be feeling internally, and like it or lump it, it did mute the celebration of Rafa's victory, you could see it in Rafa's face, you can read it on this forum, you can witness it in the news reports today....

But such is sport, it's a volatile, emotional human pursuit and these things happen, Federer obviously couldn't help the tears, and at the end of the day Rafa still won and Federer still lost, so I don't let myself get too hung up about it

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Frankly, I find it pathetic. This is the same guy who only a few days ago had no problem finishing a point at the net with his head against a youngster whom he utterly destroyed, but when he loses he suddenly becomes human and everyone should feel for him. Either be human all the time or suck it up.
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