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Re: Roger: "I want to play in Rio 2016"

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I don't understand this Everybody knows he doesn't care tuppence about the Olympics - if he did he would have won Gold this year.




Or so his fans said when he didn't.
Did they? I don't remember that. I thought the 4 1/2 hour battle to get to the final after those previous failures proved how much he (and Del Potro, for that matter) cared about it. Just a shame he didn't seem to have enough left in the tank to put up a real fight against Murray, who I thought was playing the tennis of his life that week: we could have had a really good match instead of the one-sided one we did get.
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Re: Roger: "I want to play in Rio 2016"

Tommy Haas will hopefully still be around and Federer and him can play in Olympic Finals .

Also unless Raonic improves a lot in the next three years, Fed will still be able to whip him around the court no problem . I'm not including Tomic for obvious reasons and Nikishori will either be injured or only improved a little :/.

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Re: Roger: "I want to play in Rio 2016"

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He'll still be top 60 and top 3 Swiss I think, and even if he's not (if he gets injured), he'll get a WC. It's just a matter of wanting to play even though you're not a Slam contender, which he likely won't be by then.

It'll kill his W-L ratio, but then again, I've always thought that was a shit way to judge greatness.
Federer makes up for declining movement with his unusual natural talent. even at 35 if he chooses to keep playing he almost certainly will be top 20. just look at how at 31 he compares to someone even right out of the top 10--- he's tons better

at 35 he could still be competitive in all liklihood unless something serious happened. top 5 probably not but obviously if he 'wants' to he can just do a smaller schedule and compete in Rio

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Re: Roger: "I want to play in Rio 2016"

This is not related, but does anyone know if Federer plays Dubai this year? Might be my last chance to watch Fed play live if I'm unable to squeeze time for the AO.
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Re: Roger: "I want to play in Rio 2016"

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This is not related, but does anyone know if Federer plays Dubai this year? Might be my last chance to watch Fed play live if I'm unable to squeeze time for the AO.
http://www.rogerfederer.com/en/esp/n...fuer-2013.html

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Thanks..Good news for me then
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Re: Roger: "I want to play in Rio 2016"

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do we really need a thread for something which is not a news at all ?

I agree with Just like Heaven when she's angry about such trolling threads with no real news and a big interpretation of a few words about Nadal, but it's the same about Federer

And Ash86 is an expert in such kind of trolling threads (even though that poster can also bring good news about Nadal especially)

he's in Brazil and that's certainly not the place and the moment where he will say "I will not play in Rio 2016"

if the goal is to discuss about when Fed will retire, there are already threads about it.
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Re: Roger: "I want to play in Rio 2016"

It could happen but don't be surprised if it doesn't. It's clear that Federer doesn't want to upset his millions of fans, and as a well oiled PR machine, anything he does say will give his fans hope for the future, be it the near future or the distant future. I have no doubt he wants that singles gold, considering his BIGGEST rival Nadal has one himself, as well as one of his biggest rivals Murray. Of course Fed can overlook Murray, but given the fact Nadal still has a chance, be it small, to overtake Fed's slam record, Fed wants the gold to remain GOAT. All I can say is we will see.

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Re: Roger: "I want to play in Rio 2016"

the old man is getting senile

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Re: Roger: "I want to play in Rio 2016"

Just started watching the match against bellucci on youtube. The stadium where they played is huge,

I wonder how many millions Roger was paid for these exhibitions?

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Just started watching the match against bellucci on youtube. The stadium where they played is huge,

I wonder how many millions Roger was paid for these exhibitions?
€2million per match is what was going around twitter.
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€2million per match is what was going around twitter.


No wonder he's always smiling.

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Did they? I don't remember that. I thought the 4 1/2 hour battle to get to the final after those previous failures proved how much he (and Del Potro, for that matter) cared about it. Just a shame he didn't seem to have enough left in the tank to put up a real fight against Murray, who I thought was playing the tennis of his life that week: we could have had a really good match instead of the one-sided one we did get.

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Federer himself didn't seem to care that much about the loss so why would you.

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Re: Roger: "I want to play in Rio 2016"

did he win that exho v Bellucci?

where is Habibko with the video
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did he win that exho v Bellucci?

where is Habibko with the video
He lost.

Also there is now a Roger Federer youtube channel. It will be livestreaming all the exhibitions Roger plays in Brasil. And you can watch the matches after they've finished. I'm, watching the match against bellucci right now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=revcnhT9kFM

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