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Angry how fair is it that Robredo had to deal with such a negative interview...

...just before he goes on court? i mean how fucked up is it that an interviewer basically tells a player has NO chance of winning a match just before he goes on court to play said match!!!

and wtf is up with the ATP that they keep allowing players to be subjected to this kind of media abuse? does the ATP not see itself as having any protective responsibility at all to its players?

this seriously pisses me off.

and of course the Duck was completely spared any pre-match interview. how fucked up is that?

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Re: how fair is it that Robredo had to deal with such a negative interview...

I didn't see it, but I'm totally against interview right before the match. If I would be a player I would refuse to do it.
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Re: how fair is it that Robredo had to deal with such a negative interview...

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...just before he goes on court? i mean how fucked up is it that an interviewer basically tells a player has NO chance of winning a match just before he goes on court to play said match!!!

and wtf is up with the ATP that they keep allowing players to be subjected to this kind of media abuse? does the ATP not see itself as having any protective responsibility at all to its players?

this seriously pisses me off.

and of course the Duck was completely spared any pre-match interview. how fucked up is that?
Any chance of a link to the interview? I want to see for myself.

Pete Sampras - no yelling, no bad language, no fooling around, no showmanship, no media obsession, no nonsense. He just let his tennis do the talking. Enough said.
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Re: how fair is it that Robredo had to deal with such a negative interview...

what was he asked?

I don't think it came as a major surprise to Robredo that no one thinks he will beat Roddick.
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Re: how fair is it that Robredo had to deal with such a negative interview...

i saw it on TV so i can't provide a link. if you weren't watching the match you would not have seen it.

we all expect Robredo to lose -- that is not the issue. but it's one thing for us to speculate about that on a messageboard and quite another thing for someone to rub this in his face just before he goes on court. very unfair.

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Re: how fair is it that Robredo had to deal with such a negative interview...

calm down, don't let the Roddick hating get this bad.
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Re: how fair is it that Robredo had to deal with such a negative interview...

I was ready to listen to the match on Radio US Open, hoping for an upset, and then my speakers go out.

Bad sign
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Re: how fair is it that Robredo had to deal with such a negative interview...

It's pretty rude to say that to a player minutes before he goes on court. I didn't see the interview, but t sounds lame.

Yes, everybody knows Robredo has almost no chance at all against Roddick. He plays well and when the ball is on play, it's not that difficult for him to gain the point, but he cannot hold Roddick's serve and his 2nd service is weak, so there go his chances... but to an interviewer to rub it in his face, must be kinda bad.
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Re: how fair is it that Robredo had to deal with such a negative interview...

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i mean how fucked up is it that an interviewer basically tells a player has NO chance of winning a match just before he goes on court to play said match!!!
Hee! Don't let it get you too upset, TC. Journalists are known for being tactless.

And besides, had the interviewer told Robredo that he basically has no chance of beating [insert tennis god's name here], you would be solemnly nodding your head in agreement and think nothing of someone stating the obvious.

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Re: how fair is it that Robredo had to deal with such a negative interview...

I don't know what the interviewer said, so I can't judge.

I think the appropriate thing is to say, What do you have to do tonight to counter Roddick's power? Or something like that. If the interviewer said, "How does it feel to have no chance of winning tonight?" That would be bad.

Anyway, that was a darling little puff piece USA did on Robredo. It made him look very cute.
Not that it's hard to make Tommy look cute. He's adorable.
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Hee! Don't let it get you too upset, TC. Journalists are known for being tactless.

And besides, had the interviewer told Robredo that he basically has no chance of beating [insert tennis god's name here], you would be solemnly nodding your head in agreement and think nothing of someone stating the obvious.
you clearly do not know me.

i work in media and i would never ever do something as tactless as that. and just so you know, even tho' i am not a Potato fan, this is the one aspect of his battle with the ATP that i totally supported. they fined him over US$80,000 (initially) bec he refused to do a pre-match interview. it is bec of the possibility of questions like that that most players do not like being subjected to these types of questions BEFORE they go on court. you can ask a player any kind of question AFTER a match -- Lud knows i have. but before a match all you need is positive energy. surely even you can understand that?

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Re: how fair is it that Robredo had to deal with such a negative interview...

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And besides, had the interviewer told Robredo that he basically has no chance of beating [insert tennis god's name here], you would be solemnly nodding your head in agreement and think nothing of someone stating the obvious.

Get a clue, this has nothing to with Roddick but the ineptitude of journalists.

Having said that I doubt the interview was forced upon Robredo and he probably agreed to do it himself.
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Re: how fair is it that Robredo had to deal with such a negative interview...

Players are being too nice.Sometimes it is good to adopt Rio atitude and tell them to shut their mouth .
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Re: how fair is it that Robredo had to deal with such a negative interview...

Yes that was dumb. Even though Robredo knows it himself, that was dumb. I'm surprised that shit didn't come from Al Trautwig's mouth, or whatever that man's name is. He's close in the :retard: department with MalVia.

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I didn't see the interview -- was it that idiot Michael Barkaan? The players need to avoid him like the plague. The only reason I can figure that USA network keeps him on the payroll is that he must have pictures of the network's president with some barn animals.
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