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the arrogance of Federer

"I have a great record against anybody right now, so it doesn't really matter who I play in the final. I'll be in there as the big favorite. But I play my best in the finals, in the important matches. That's why I'm number one. There's no secret...I'm not overconfident, but very confident."
-- Roger Federer after winning the first semifinal in Cincinnati.

I've seen lots of comments about Federer being the most arrogant, or becoming more arrogant. Maybe it's confidence, not arrogance.
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Re: the arrogance of Federer

I guess people want him to say that no if I play a match I'm not the fav, despite winning 22 straight finals. If he did that then people would say he is fake Cant please everyone, I'd rather he were honest, which he is. If some people see that as arrogance then fine

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what he said is just the truth! haha!
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Re: the arrogance of Federer

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"I have a great record against anybody right now, so it doesn't really matter who I play in the final. I'll be in there as the big favorite.
Head to Head versus probably his most likely final opponent...........

Roger Federer 1 - 2 Rafael Nadal

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France Clay S Nadal 3-6 6-4 4-6 3-6
2005 ATP Masters Series Miami, Hard, F
FL, U.S.A. Hard F Federer 2-6 6-7 7-6 6-3 6-1
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Re: the arrogance of Federer

nadal is not his most likely final opponent,

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Head to Head versus probably his most likely final opponent...........

Roger Federer 1 - 2 Rafael Nadal

2005 Roland Garros, Clay, S
France Clay S Nadal 3-6 6-4 4-6 3-6
2005 ATP Masters Series Miami, Hard, F
FL, U.S.A. Hard F Federer 2-6 6-7 7-6 6-3 6-1
2004 Miami AMS, Hard, R32
FL, U.S.A. Hard R32 Nadal 3-6 3-6
At the US Open this year, unlikely

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Head to Head versus probably his most likely final opponent...........
Roger Federer 1 - 2 Rafael Nadal
he said that when he won semi in cincinnti.
so he was referring to hewitt and roddick

plus nadal is indeed one of the likely player to be seen in final in USO....
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Re: the arrogance of Federer

another Wtahellesque thread

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Re: the arrogance of Federer

if all players live up to their form it will be, roger/safin semi with roger winning, agassi/roddick semi with roddick winning and roger winning the final.

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Re: the arrogance of Federer

I mean, did you want him to say, "ok guys, I'm sorry but I'm not the favorite. I'm the number one player in the world, but I play like shit. I win all my finals, but I suck at finals. I'm really NOT going to win the US Open, because there are better players out there. Despite having overwhelming records against top players recently, I don't think I can beat them. I'm not underconfident, I'm just modest."

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nadal is not his most likely final opponent,
Nonsense, who is then? The bookies seem to think so, he's the no.2 seed, he's no.2 in the world.
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if all players live up to their form it will be, roger/safin semi with roger winning, agassi/roddick semi with roddick winning and roger winning the final.
Yes, Roddick and Agassi are in better form than Nadal
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Nonsense, who is then? The bookies seem to think so, he's the no.2 seed, he's no.2 in the world.
the bookies are shite. he is not the 2 best hardcourter in the world, far from it, roddick,agassi are better hardcourters. roddick is most likley to be in the final from the bottom half of the draw.
nadal got to the no2 in the world through clay, because he is no2 in the world it doesnt mean he is second best player on harcourt.

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Re: the arrogance of Federer

Are we going to turn this into another Fed fans vs. Rafa fans thread again?
Which one was the last one? It had to appear a new one after a few days
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Re: the arrogance of Federer

Wow someone must be desperate for some V-cash.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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