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Did anyone see the interviews with Roger and Rafa after the final? They didn't show them here!! Oh and does Rafa speak English yet?? Last year he said he was too busy concentrating on his tennis to learn to speak English. Surely all players should speak English, it should be like a law!!

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They showed a brief interview with Roger on CBS- where he was very, very complimentary of Nadal.

Rafa can speak in English now and gave a very cute interview to ESPN after the semis.
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English as a 'law.' I hope you are kidding (but I doubt it).

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Rafa doesn't speak English fluently, but he's a fast learner. His syntax is still very Spanish "I have 18 years, I make good play against Fed" etc.
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Fee, you're totally way harsh!!! But, since you're on, what's up with Jan-Mike right now??? He so better play Wimbledon this year! For me, Wimbledon without JM is like strawberries without the cream!!!!

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Don't take this the wrong way or anything, Fee and other JMG fans, but to me Wimbledon without Gambill is like strawberries without the fly contaminating the basket.

The Wit and Wisdom of the Tennis Journalist, Indian Wells 2004

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV." That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.

Q. Were you naked at the time in the spa?

ROGER FEDERER: No. It was at the front desk. I didn't walk in naked.
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Isn't JMG retired
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No, but he should...

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Oh and does Rafa speak English yet?? Last year he said he was too busy concentrating on his tennis to learn to speak English. Surely all players should speak English, it should be like a law!!
since about the third part of top 100 players speaks spanish (as their 1st language) then I suggest that all the players should learn "spanish" by law!

(of course I am joking, it's ridiculous to think about a law that would force every player to learn some language in particular. Period)

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Jan-Mike is like the nicest player EVER! He's a great player at his best and an even better guy! We are like best buds, friendage levels are high at the moment!! Oh, and yes, I did make the word "friendage" up myself! Snaps for creativity please!!

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since about the third part of top 100 players speaks spanish (as their 1st language) then I suggest that all the players should learn "spanish" by law!

(of course I am joking, it's ridiculous to think about a law that would force every player to learn some language in particular. Period)
or be like Ljubo..Croatian.English.Spanish and knows his way with French.

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Irakli speaks Georgian, Russian, English, and German, very impressive. Kiefer German-French-English. Roger speaks German, French, English, and something else. I think he also understands some Spanish, doesn't he? I studied French for 3 years and I can fumble my way around it. I am so impressed by people who are bi-lingual and more. We did a thread on this a while back...
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Re: Interview

Besides Courier (who speaks fluent French) do any of the native-born Americans speak another language?
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Can't think of any off the top of my head, but I do remember a while back that a fan once reported Andy spoke some Spanish (he studied it in school). Apparently, someone nearby made a comment in Spanish and Andy understood enough of it to make a basic comment back in Spanish, but I don't think he is fluent in it by any means.

Serena thinks she speaks French, but I don't think the French people agree with her.
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Serena thinks she speaks French, but I don't think the French people agree with her.
That's a good one Fee!
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