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Nadal more than 15 matches ahead. 108 40.15%
Nadal 13-14 matches ahead. 25 9.29%
Nadal 11-12 matches ahead. 20 7.43%
Nadal 9-10 matches ahead. 20 7.43%
Nadal 7-8 matches ahead. 20 7.43%
Nadal 5-6 matches ahead. 19 7.06%
Nadal 3-4 matches ahead. 5 1.86%
Nadal 1-2 matches ahead. 1 0.37%
Equal 4 1.49%
Federer ahead 47 17.47%
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post #361 of 4037 (permalink) Old 01-15-2011, 06:45 AM
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Re: Rivalry with Nadal has forged stronger friendship, says Federer

oh yeah, Roger sometimes gets his foot deep in his mouth (there are times on which you wish he just shuts up ) but it's not all the time and he's pretty tame nowadays with the talk, more matured and centered, I guess parenthood and age have gotten to him

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Re: Rivalry with Nadal has forged stronger friendship, says Federer

shelley is not a medium just for Rafa, she's a multipractic, can read any player like a book, riveting stuff

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About a 500 depends which players he beat on the road to the title . About masters 1000 or GS 1/2 you have my word
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shelley is not a medium just for Rafa, she's a multipractic, can read any player like a book, riveting stuff
that is actually true! you should let me help you with some of my great insight....might put an end to some of the drivel you write on here (see exhibit A above).
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oh yeah, Roger sometimes gets his foot deep in his mouth (there are times on which you wish he just shuts up ) but it's not all the time and he's pretty tame nowadays with the talk, more matured and centered, I guess parenthood and age have gotten to him
i'm sorry but i don't agree with the second part Arkulari. he still seems like the same roger to me. it's true though that it's not all the time but it's still pretty frequent.
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Please do share on others as well. I can provide pictures if that's how you work.

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Please do share on others as well. I can provide pictures if that's how you work.
a bit too tired right now. about to sign off so i really do not have the energy or inclination to respond to your "humour" . tell you what, why don't we take this up another time when i'm fighting fit?

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What gorgeous play, I'm burned senseless

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Federer admitting he was defeated by the better player on the day was never the problem. It's always been Nadull who comes up with phantom injuries, sicknesses, and bs excuses for his losses. Not surprising though to see a Fedal gloryhunter letting Nadull take credit for Federer's grace and humility
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I'm glad that the two genuinely get along now. I think of that video from last summer when they were giggling together and generally in hysterics while trying to film a promo. They've come a long way, that's for sure.

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isn't there a fedal forum for this shit?

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actually, note carefully the "sometimes" at the beginning of the sentence.

the connotation here is that he is not always beaten for this reason. "sometimes" other things caused his defeat. you know- like mentally weakened, injured, mono, poor light etc.

federer is very good at using words. he says things in a disarming and charming manner so that you don't realise that you are being insulted or damned with faint praise.
he pulls people in and they start going on about how gracious and charming he is but if you read carefully between the lines or can pick up quickly what he is actually saying; you realise that he is being a bit of a prat and is quite arrogant and egotistical.

it's for this reason that i started disliking him ( pls know,i don't hate him, and respect and admire his game a lot) whereas before i thought he was a really nice guy and really liked the cute way he was with rafa. now i can barely stand it when he opens his mouth to speak as what he says is rarely ok.

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my sister and i have a running joke going now. its called "what the hell is roger federer saying now?" we find that guy totally hilarious and ROTFL when he interjects his little gems into his speeches or, so called, "compliments". so funny!

you're really living it up there!
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actually, note carefully the "sometimes" at the beginning of the sentence.

the connotation here is that he is not always beaten for this reason. "sometimes" other things caused his defeat. you know- like mentally weakened, injured, mono, poor light etc.

federer is very good at using words. he says things in a disarming and charming manner so that you don't realise that you are being insulted or damned with faint praise.
he pulls people in and they start going on about how gracious and charming he is but if you read carefully between the lines or can pick up quickly what he is actually saying; you realise that he is being a bit of a prat and is quite arrogant and egotistical.

it's for this reason that i started disliking him ( pls know,i don't hate him, and respect and admire his game a lot) whereas before i thought he was a really nice guy and really liked the cute way he was with rafa. now i can barely stand it when he opens his mouth to speak as what he says is rarely ok.
I wonder if you conducted 5 zillion press conferences over the next 7 years, and we analysed every single word and phrase of yours, what conclusions we'd arrive at.



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actually, note carefully the "sometimes" at the beginning of the sentence.

the connotation here is that he is not always beaten for this reason. "sometimes" other things caused his defeat. you know- like mentally weakened, injured, mono, poor light etc.
But that's perfectly true! Sometimes a player does lose because he played badly. I don't see how you could really argue otherwise.

Federer's point is that he can't always be expected to have a higher level than his opponent and just because his opponent won doesn't mean there was anything in particular wrong with his game - as often defeat comes because his opponent simply executed better on the day. There can only be one winner after, all.
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Should be on off topic.
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