Its still mind-blowing how young he is. Hes barely 20, but he plays like an expierenced veteran 20-something. Hes humble, down-to-earth, intelligent, and mindful of the game's history. No matter what you think of his style of play on the court, you can't not like him as a human being. A great person for the game for many years to come.
Obviously, you play a lot of mind games with yourself, but it is important to always believe that you can play your best, perform your best, and in the end, your convictions are stronger than your doubts.
Originally Posted by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
If I took the time to respond to every criticism that came across my desk, there would be no time for constructive work.
Originally Posted by Humphrey Bogart
The only thing you owe the audience is a good performance
Originally Posted by Niccolo Machiavelli
There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.
Last edited by Johnny Groove; 06-03-2006 at 02:24 AM.
Happy birthday, Rafa! And if you weren't standing in the way of the Roger slam, I would totally want you to get your seventeenth title and your second grand slam and all that. Even as it is, if you win it, you thoroughly deserve it, and I won't begrudge it to you.
But I'm afraid I'm still cheering for Roger.
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"I couldn't even tell you who the No. 1 ranked tennis player in the world is right now," Federer said. "It's probably me, still. It is, isn't it?" The Onion
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Good luck to: Marat Safin, Andy Roddick, Guillermo Coria, Nicolas Kiefer, Tommy Haas, Joachim Johansson, Marcos Baghdatis, Gael Monfils, Richard Gasquet, Paradorn Srichaphan, Xavier Malisse, Olivier Rochus , Guga Kuerten, Mario Ancic, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Igor Andreev, Dmitry Tursunov, Younes El Aynaoui, James Blake, and more!