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INdeed. If he reads the press right about now, he'll find out that he's not the greatest, not all that good anymore, not the real #1, etc. etc. I guess the press forgot about Nadal's matches agaisnt Nalbandian, Federer, Youz, Tsonga, Davy on his least favorite surface.
Basically the press forgets about Nadal from July - April. I guess that's the benefit of being good on only one (or two) surfaces. All the media (and others) focus on is how well Nadal does on clay. They seem to forget he can take quite the beating on other surfaces where he's not always fighting until the very end, not playing every point like it's match point, sometimes hanging his head.

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INdeed. If he reads the press right about now, he'll find out that he's not the greatest, not all that good anymore, not the real #1, etc. etc. I guess the press forgot about Nadal's matches agaisnt Nalbandian, Federer, Youz, Tsonga, Davy on his least favorite surface.
they always harsh on Federer and always doing that only with him this is the only time of the year they praise Nadal,i hope they will shut up soon and that will refresh their memory and remember who is the best player in the world

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Pete did have to take quite a lot of expectation as well. The whole media/press thing has multiplied greatly even since the Samphras days, so it is much greater for Roger. It's certainly true that any time Pete lost he definitely was finished, down and out and ready for retirement. He took quite a bit of flak as well, but then his relationship with the press was not as good - but as Roger is finding out, that doesn't always count for anything when the wolf pack sense blood! I hope he keeps his head down the next few weeks and doesn't get caught up in any media games - remember when he was about to play Roddick in the Semis of AO in 2007 (after the Kooyong match) and he said he didn't read the papers or look at the TV before it, so he wouldn't get swayed by it all. Hope the same happens here.
I think Roger is old ( ) enough to stay away from the press, or more precisely, to not care at all what they had to say thus not bother to read anything. I used to read a lot of press, good or bad, but nowadays, I don't even bother reading the good ones, not to say the bad. I don't care what those people have to say at all. I have my own thoughts, and also some of the fans here know far more about tennis/Roger's tennis than the reporters.

Roger knows what he has to do is to focus on his game and work probably harder than before, as he mentioned in one of his presses in RG. Leave the talk to whoever wants to.
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If we were to listen to the press and ahem*jealous*ahem haters, Roger was over before he ever began.

Hi guys, hope you don't mind me crashing the party. I like the sense of humour here and to a Federer fan, it is a good reprieve, much like the juvenile detention to GM's hardcore prison for capital punishment, if you know what I mean.
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If we were to listen to the press and ahem*jealous*ahem haters, Roger was over before he ever began.

Hi guys, hope you don't mind me crashing the party. I like the sense of humour here and to a Federer fan, it is a good reprieve, much like the juvenile detention to GM's hardcore prison for capital punishment, if you know what I mean.
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Well, we had 2 former female tennis players on TV on Sunday, both of whom are ardent Fed fans. Virginia Wade (our last Wimbledon champion in 1977) who says she wants Roger to win every single point and makes no apologies for her bias, and Sue Barker (FO champion in 1976). Sue looked so disappointed and sounded so despondent after that FO final - throwing up excuses for his dismal display - lasting effects of illness, media hype/pressure.

The funniest thing to me was when she interviewed Joker on Monday during the Artois tournament taking place here during which Joker made numerous references to him winning his first Grand slam, (I got irritated how many times he said it!) and being amongst the top 3 players in the world, Sue slapped her thighs, and said in a rather dismissive tone, "Oh well, he's still a great tennis champion and No 1 in the world" - almost as if she was trying to put Joker back in his place. I'm sure she's already practising on her flirting techniques when Roger comes in to be interviewed by her during Wimbledon.

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Well, we had 2 former female tennis players on TV on Sunday, both of whom are ardent Fed fans. Virginia Wade (our last Wimbledon champion in 1977) who says she wants Roger to win every single point and makes no apologies for her bias, and Sue Barker (FO champion in 1976). Sue looked so disappointed and sounded so despondent after that FO final - throwing up excuses for his dismal display - lasting effects of illness, media hype/pressure.

The funniest thing to me was when she interviewed Joker on Monday during the Artois tournament taking place here during which Joker made numerous references to him winning his first Grand slam, (I got irritated how many times he said it!) and being amongst the top 3 players in the world, Sue slapped her thighs, and said in a rather dismissive tone, "Oh well, he's still a great tennis champion and No 1 in the world" - almost as if she was trying to put Joker back in his place. I'm sure she's already practising on her flirting techniques when Roger comes in to be interviewed by her during Wimbledon.

Sorry if this is the wrong thread for this.
No not at all. Thanks for sharing. I've always thought Sue was Roddick 'tard' and then last year she seemed so smitten with Nadal. Good to know some haven't given up on Roger yet.

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Sue was the studio link for the AO final and clearly upset that Roger wasn't going to be in it. "Oh, and no Roger Federer" she bemoaned. Roger has been her first love for quite a few years now ... and he isn't averse to flirting back to her either on occasions. Its funny to watch at times.
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As we go into Wimbledon, I am delirious with delight that there is NO MORE TALK OF GOLDEN SLAM for the Djoke.

Even if I think the Djoke is a better match-up for Roger on clay, it was physically impossible for me to root for him against Rafa. Headlines like "Djokovic on track for Golden Slam" and "Djokovic the (self-proclaimed) Great, winner of first Grand Slam, third player in the world, first player of the world this year (not any more - HAH!!!) is the one who finally topples Nadal on clay - something Federer couldn't do." would have killed me. And all things said and done, I really prefer to be alive - after all I need to see what Fed will be wearing when he walks out on the first day of Wimbledon - there have been rumours of "tophat" cloth material being smuggled into Nike...........................KIDDING!
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It's not anything new there's completley different set of expectations on Rogi compared to the others. Just look at the amt of talk on Rogi's slump as compared to Nadal...very clear.

Well it's only fair I guess considering the amt of praises they lavish on Rogi as well when he's up there Medias are just fickle minded and biggest hype creator.

Which is also why I think some of these (or just one? ) new generation should cut a bit on the big talk till they ever put themselves in Rogi's situation having to carry that type of burden/expectations AND also to deliver most times.
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Since Nadal only performs consistently well on clay, he would be in a slump if he stopped winning on that surface. It is all about expectations and journos expect Nadal to lose on non-clay surfaces. Since Roger can win on all surfaces, their expectations from him are high on every surface. The same thing will apply to Novak in a few years if he keeps up his HC success. He will be expected to win pretty much every HC tournament he enters.

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right now TFA IS the most consistent and CONFIDENT player who never has pressure of high expectations...

Hopp Rogi! Go Gonzo! Allez Gasquet!

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as if NTG could win the golden slam...

Hopp Rogi! Go Gonzo! Allez Gasquet!

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Roger play in grass is so classic, I love it!
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