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AO 05, after QF against Agassi:

Q. You seem to be a silent man on court. Do you listen to Andreas Vollenweider, famous Swiss musician?

ROGER FEDERER: Who?

Q. Do you listen to Andreas Vollenweider?

ROGER FEDERER: No, I don't. I never heard of him. I'm an international man. I like Switzerland, but...

"I asked a bloke in the front row if he liked the serve-and-volley stuff," said Rafter. "He said he did but asked if he was going to get to see any rallies. 'Not today, mate,' I told him."
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Andreas Vollenweider? I love the astronaut question Hewitt got asked a while back as well.

Maybe also the journalists should be drug tested.
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Andreas Vollenweider? I love the astronaut question Hewitt got asked a while back as well.

Maybe also the journalists should be drug tested.
I agree...
I understand why Roger doesn't know the guy, look at him:

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"I asked a bloke in the front row if he liked the serve-and-volley stuff," said Rafter. "He said he did but asked if he was going to get to see any rallies. 'Not today, mate,' I told him."
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From Nasdaq : http://www.noticias.info/asp/aspComu...id=54299&src=0

Q. I'm working on a story about Joachim Johansson. Have you ever played him?
GUILLERMO CORIA: No.

Q. Never?
GUILLERMO CORIA: No.
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Q. I'm working on a story about Joachim Johansson. Have you ever played him?
GUILLERMO CORIA: No.

Q. Never?
GUILLERMO CORIA: No.
Coria gets a few of these, the poor guy.

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


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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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Q. Should the No. 1 rivalry in men's tennis become you and Roger , do you think the American people would accept that and embrace it, because there wouldn't be an American involved? What do you think about that? ...(once)

MARAT SAFIN: Why? Roddick is there.

Q. But he wouldn't be involved in it. It would be you and Roger . You'd be the two big guys.... (twice)

MARAT SAFIN: Well, thank you very much for the compliment. But still, you know, is like another top players that they won't let me do this. And also Roger , being in the top of the game, because they want to be also there, because it's the real sweet spot. Everybody wants to get there.

And I think Roddick , he has the potential to be there. That's why he changed the coach. I think he's doing pretty well. He's really, really dangerous at any surfaces. So won't be so easy, unfortunately.

Q. But he wouldn't be involved in this scenario that I just created. It would be you and Roger . ...(Three times)

MARAT SAFIN: I'm satisfied with that. For me, it's fine.

Q. Do you think the American people would be satisfied with it, to have a leading rivalry without an American ? ... (Four times!!!)

MARAT SAFIN: I have a lot of Russians behind me.


...Can journalist ask four times followed the same stupidity?...well, yes!!! he can...

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Q. Should the No. 1 rivalry in men's tennis become you and Roger , do you think the American people would accept that and embrace it, because there wouldn't be an American involved? What do you think about that? ...(once)

MARAT SAFIN: Why? Roddick is there.

Q. But he wouldn't be involved in it. It would be you and Roger . You'd be the two big guys.... (twice)

MARAT SAFIN: Well, thank you very much for the compliment. But still, you know, is like another top players that they won't let me do this. And also Roger , being in the top of the game, because they want to be also there, because it's the real sweet spot. Everybody wants to get there.

And I think Roddick , he has the potential to be there. That's why he changed the coach. I think he's doing pretty well. He's really, really dangerous at any surfaces. So won't be so easy, unfortunately.

Q. But he wouldn't be involved in this scenario that I just created. It would be you and Roger . ...(Three times)

MARAT SAFIN: I'm satisfied with that. For me, it's fine.

Q. Do you think the American people would be satisfied with it, to have a leading rivalry without an American ? ... (Four times!!!)

MARAT SAFIN: I have a lot of Russians behind me.


...Can journalist ask four times followed the same stupidity?...well, he can...
Love the way Safin doesn't say what they want to hear! LOL
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This is really a highlight of stupid journalism, Carolinita. Wow, to ask a rhetorical question 4 times and still not get an answer to his further embarassment himself is incredible. Marat immediately heard it was a stupid question and did a good job with the answers
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Q. I'm working on a story about Joachim Johansson. Have you ever played him?
GUILLERMO CORIA: No.

Q. Never?
GUILLERMO CORIA: No.
Should they have asked RODDICK this question? DUHHHH.....

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F. VERDASCO/A. Roddick
7-6, 4-3 (ret.)

An interview with: ANDY RODDICK

Q. Andy, what have you done?

ANDY RODDICK: I guess a light sprain of the wrist. It was late in the first set. I think it was 5‑All, me serving, up 40‑Love. He hit a return really deep, I kind of did one of these real quick and just caught something the wrong way, just jammed it a little bit.

You know, I have decent strength and I can squeeze it, so that's a very good sign. It's just that when ‑‑ my up and down. So in case you weren't watching, kick serves were a bit of a struggle and, you know, kind of really getting over a forehand was a little bit of a struggle.

But trying to hit flat and hitting my flat serve was okay but you're only going to go so far with that without a second serve and kind of a forehand you can really come over.

...

Q. Left wrist?

ANDY RODDICK: Right.

Q. Right wrist?

ANDY RODDICK: Left wrist wouldn't really affect my serve.


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AO 05, after QF against Agassi:

Q. You seem to be a silent man on court. Do you listen to Andreas Vollenweider, famous Swiss musician?

ROGER FEDERER: Who?

Q. Do you listen to Andreas Vollenweider?

ROGER FEDERER: No, I don't. I never heard of him. I'm an international man. I like Switzerland, but...

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That Roddick wrist question was classic. Yet another part-time tennis writer

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Q. There's no secret there's a big sports rivalry between Russia and Finland, especially in ice hockey. Do you think that gave him a little extra motivation?
MARAT SAFIN: Not really. Not really. Not really.
Q. You don't get up more to play the Finns?
MARAT SAFIN: No, because I don't really follow hockey. You know, I respect all the players. I know a lot of players from the hockey, but I'm not really a big fan of it. For some reason, you know, because probably I left Russia a long, long time ago, and I spend a lot of years in Spain, which is a country where the hockey doesn't exist. When I came back, I'm not playing myself. I forgot how to play hockey, so I'm not following it.
Q. I'm speaking in general terms.
MARAT SAFIN: I don't really care. I don't really care.
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Marat gets all the fools doesn't he?

Miami seems to be a haven for stupid journalism.

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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Q. Do you wonder why you don't more often play to that kind of standard?

IRAKLI LABADZE: Why I don't play more often like that?

Q. Yes.

IRAKLI LABADZE: Because I'm Georgian (smiling).

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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