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RF about Hewwit match - just read this!!

By Bill Barclay

NEW YORK, Sept 9 (Reuters) - To everyone but his opponents, Roger Federer is one of the nicest guys in sport.

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Asked if he thought his U.S. Open semi-final opponent Lleyton Hewitt, whom he has beaten eight times in a row, ought to try some new tactics in Saturday's showdown, Federer gave a startling response.

"He could, you know," the Swiss said with a wicked grin. "But then again, he could run into the knife even more brutally."

Federer followed that with an ever-so-slightly demonic chuckle before restoring usual service with a diplomatic follow-up.

"He knows he's not far away. I know if I'm not on top of my game, I'm losing to Lleyton, and he knows that. I expect a tough match."

That will not be the bit his Australian opponent remembers, however.
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Comedy. Actually, the post-match interview from last night was one of Roger's best and most candid.

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"wicked grin," "demonic chuckle" somebody is quite creative with their adjectives. if you read the whole interview it was actually one of roger's best yet, very honest and insightful.

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lol, when i read that, i was like, its about damn time we start hearing things like that from roger, now prove it mate

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Actually, the post-match interview from last night was one of Roger's best and most candid.
I agree- I really enjoyed when he talked about how his loss to Horna at RG was one of the most important in his career.

Really good interview.
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I too agree with Clara. Roge speaks good spoken English, but is obviously not comfortable with idioms and such things. Did anyone see the way he says these things? They are not with "demonic grins" or "wicked chuckles"

But I can understand, they really need some bad blood to thicken the plot and get fans on opposite sides to be mad, so Bill Barclay has to resort to such things
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Make that a Rusty Knife, Rog.

Wonder if he was practicing all his spins v. Nalby to get ready for Baby Hewie.
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I too agree with Clara. Roge speaks good spoken English, but is obviously not comfortable with idioms and such things. Did anyone see the way he says these things? They are not with "demonic grins" or "wicked chuckles"

But I can understand, they really need some bad blood to thicken the plot and get fans on opposite sides to be mad, so Bill Barclay has to resort to such things
its the art of jourlisam

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"He could, you know," the Swiss said with a wicked grin. "But then again, he could run into the knife even more brutally."


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Yeah, I saw that article. Cocky arrogant bastard!

It's ok if Federer says it, but our dear sweet Lleyton couldn't pull that off without a lot of backlash.

C'mon Lleyton!
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The snippet you give is shows nothing out of the ordinary. I don't know if you are implying that what Federer said was arrogant.....because it doesn't sound that way to me. Especially what he says at the end is giving credit to Hewitt and saying it will be a tough match.

"He knows he's not far away. I know if I'm not on top of my game, I'm losing to Lleyton, and he knows that. I expect a tough match."

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I too agree with Clara. Roge speaks good spoken English, but is obviously not comfortable with idioms and such things. Did anyone see the way he says these things? They are not with "demonic grins" or "wicked chuckles"

But I can understand, they really need some bad blood to thicken the plot and get fans on opposite sides to be mad, so Bill Barclay has to resort to such things
It sounds like a bull fighting metaphor to say he may run into the knife more brutally.

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