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Ted Schroeder knocks mens tennis: "men dress like bums, act like bums and are bums"

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In the San Diego area, there is no more acerbic observer of matters pertaining to tennis than onetime U.S. Davis Cup stalwart Ted Schroeder. He said he admires how the women in the game present themselves.

"The women dress, look and act like ladies," Schroeder said. "The men dress like bums, act like bums and are bums, with rare exceptions. Federer is one of them."
I can't agree with this. Serena Williams certainly doesn't act like a lady. And you can't say all the guys on the ATP tour are bums with the exception of Roger. Sure I like the way he handles himself on/off court. But a lot of guys are good guys, handle themselves well, not just Roger.

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Re: Ted Schroeder knocks mens tennis: "men dress like bums, act like bums and are bums"

Who is Ted Schroeder? I think a real fool Federer dressed well ? I always hated his dresses especially on the court. His headband (hope it´s the right word) is awful. Only since he has cut his hair, it´s a bit better.
But what I think is, that Marat should get a haircut, soon

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Re: Ted Schroeder knocks mens tennis: "men dress like bums, act like bums and are bums"

Andre, Juan-Carlos, Roger. All class-acts.
This guy is digging too deep to make his point.
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What cave has HE been living in?

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I can't agree with this. Serena Williams certainly doesn't act like a lady.
what has serena williams done that does not merit acting like a lady?
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"Schroeder places Agassi above Sampras because of Sampras' failure to establish himself on clay courts."

I love this guy. Finally someone puts Agassi in his rightful place ahead of Sampras.
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Who is Ted Schroeder?

Maybe it says more about me than anything else but I don't expect women or men to act like perfect ladies/gentlemen. That's a boring and old-fashioned idea of the sport IMHO. I'd like them to play exciting tennis and I can live with the fact that this not necessarily combine well with the right outfit and perfect manners.
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I agree the men don't present themselves well on the court. The girls dress up and try to look nice. Sometimes the men seem to be competing to see who can look the scruffiest and most disheveled. There are exceptions of course. Jonas Bjorkman comes to mind.
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I agree the men don't present themselves well on the court. The girls dress up and try to look nice. Sometimes the men seem to be competing to see who can look the scruffiest and most disheveled. There are exceptions of course. Jonas Bjorkman comes to mind.
You have a point, but men overall aren't too overly concerned with appearance. I don't know why, but I guess that's the way it is.

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well there not putting fedman down, there praising him, so i dont really care wotelse they say. good job guys
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You have a point, but men overall aren't too overly concerned with appearance. I don't know why, but I guess that's the way it is.
yeah definately. tennis is about winning matchs, tournaments and grand slams, not about how you look. if they wanted a proffesion where appearence is the no1 priority then they would go into modeling.
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Shut up, he was being experimental
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Re: Ted Schroeder knocks mens tennis: "men dress like bums, act like bums and are bums"

No big deal, Schroeder is an old-fashioned guy with old-fashioned attitudes. It's only natural that he should deplore the occasionally outlandish fashions of the present day and the appearance of certain players, although he seems to have attended a few too many Koubek matches and taken his grooming to be the norm on tour.

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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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Re: Ted Schroeder knocks mens tennis: "men dress like bums, act like bums and are bums"

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what has serena williams done that does not merit acting like a lady?
Well the way she dresses for one thing (IMO).

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