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View Poll Results: Is Roger duckin’ and dodgin’ Rafa?
He was duckin’ today 11 26.19%
He may have dodged him in the past, but not today 9 21.43%
Neither! … Fed would never duck and dodge and this thread sucks! 22 52.38%
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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-27-2010, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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Is Fed ducking and dodging Rafa? ...

Not in the the sense that he’s a coward -- because it's IMPOSSIBLE to win 16 slams and become GOAT without MASSIVE heart and cojones -- but rather in the sense that it’s all about LEGACY now and he doesn’t want to further tarnish his H2H with Rafa.

So was he ducking and dodging Rafa today? ... Did he hear footsteps? ... Please chime in!

UPDATE: This thread was deleted in the thought that I was trolling. However, it's not meant to belittle or mock Roger. This same question has been raised by real journalists and here's a sampling following Fed's upset loss to Gulbis ...

http://tennis.fanhouse.com/2010/04/2...ederers-slump/

http://blog.oregonlive.com/tennis/20...art_again.html

http://www.tennistalk.com/en/blog/Ch..._to_play_Nadal

While I personally don’t think Fed would outright tank a match, I do think that in some way [subconsciously perhaps] he thought about the ramifications of his H2H with Rafa and how it might affect his legacy in terms of GOAT.

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Re: Is Fed ducking and dodging Rafa? ...

if this was the QF and Rafa was next, MAYBE
but right now? when Rafa hasn't even played his first match? nah

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I don't like hypocrites, but even worse are the ones who think it's OK to be an asshole as long as you are not hypocritical.
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Re: Is Fed ducking and dodging Rafa? ...

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Re: Is Fed ducking and dodging Rafa? ...

Fed is playing mind games with Rafa, He strategically tanked Rome thinking about a second RG, His true next goal in this post-GOATness period of His life
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Re: Is Fed ducking and dodging Rafa? ...

Roger won their last meeting.
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Re: Is Fed ducking and dodging Rafa? ...

What about in Indian Wells and Miami? Just couldn't picture himself in the final against Nadal?
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Re: Is Fed ducking and dodging Rafa? ...

He is..I started a thread about it a little while back and everyone laughed..but it's true.

6-2 in the first set then this?

It's so obvious what hes doing and im starting to lose respect for him.

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Better late than never, 2003. Stubbornness hurts your ego.
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Re: Is Fed ducking and dodging Rafa? ...

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Roger won their last meeting.
Yeah after Rafa had played 4 hours the day before.

Fed is scared s**tless to play Rafa on clay fair and square. Everyone will realize the Madrid win was a fluke and he'll get bageled.

Which isn't much worse than getting breadsticked by Ernie.

By the way, I don't think he tanked the match today. He just sucks.

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Re: Is Fed ducking and dodging Rafa? ...

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Yeah after Rafa had played 4 hours the day before.

Fed is scared s**tless to play Rafa on clay fair and square. Everyone will realize the Madrid win was a fluke and he'll get bageled.

Which isn't much worse than getting breadsticked by Ernie.

By the way, I don't think he tanked the match today. He just sucks.

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Re: Is Fed ducking and dodging Rafa? ...

OMG
knee jerk reaction as usual

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Re: Is Fed ducking and dodging Rafa? ...

Of course. Don't let those glory-hunting fedtards fool you.

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