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Thanks for posting.

You can really tell how long he's been on the tour, he's so eloquently introspective in interviews these days
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Good stuff.. that's one of the best interviews with Rog

next time any of the lame-o journos says the "you're not winning so much anymore" shit, maybe Fed should mention how many players from his generation are still at the top of their games. that should shut them up.
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But we are neither in London, nor in Hollywood. The Swiss know certain limits which they don't cross

As a Brit who loathes hype of any kind I find this quote very and feel

Nice article though .. thanks for posting.
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But we are neither in London, nor in Hollywood. The Swiss know certain limits which they don't cross

As a Brit who loathes hype of any kind I find this quote very and feel

Nice article though .. thanks for posting.
Kind of hard not to have in London when you have so many national newspapers and what, 4 or more that could be classified as tabloids.

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But we are neither in London, nor in Hollywood. The Swiss know certain limits which they don't cross

As a Brit who loathes hype of any kind I find this quote very and feel

Nice article though .. thanks for posting.
Likewise, but you know it's true.

Fed loves London though - and let's not forget, he's had a lot of success here also.
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I am not from Great Britain and maybe I should not interfere in this, but I think that Roger does love London and has a great emotional connection to it, but maybe all the tabloids and stuff have made him say what he said. IDK
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Agree with Fed about London, it is a jungle

but he loves Wimbledon more than Switzerland
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A few quotes from the ATP site;

"Itís obviously a beautiful moment. Itís always very emotional and just a good feeling; Iím very happy," said Federer. "Iíve had a great history here. I canít believe Iíve been in the final so many times and Iíve won already four times. I couldnít be more happy today."

"I have to back it up [in London] now. Iíve played three straight finals in a row; Iíve won titles back-to-back in Stockholm and Basel," said Federer. "Now I have a couple of days off and a travel day as well to get to Paris and play well there and itís only then that the focus will really shift to London. Iíd like to keep it up and play well in Paris and see how it goes from there.Ē

"Today obviously was the most dangerous match [of the week], I was playing the best player in the tournament," reflected Federer. "I had a tough final last year, pretty similar to this one this year, but it just went my way in the third set. We always play very athletic against one another, I always think itís really close, they can go either way, so Iím happy I won the last three of the four. I had match point [against him] at the US Open and that one hurt, but look, this one makes up for it big time."
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Roger's Facebook

Very happy about winning today in my hometown. Here's a shot from
the pizza party I had with my fellow Basel ball kids. I was a ball boy years
ago and will never forget the fun I had doing it.

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here's a Swiss German interview (some answers are from the presser I think, or close):
http://bazonline.ch/sport/tennis/Ich...story/21854199



BaZ: Roger Federer, was it the perfect day?

RF: Not quite. The weather could be better. FCB (FC Basel) could have won (laughs). But otherwise it was a very nice day. When the score was 5-1 in the third set I almost had tears in my eyes because the victory was so close. But then I told myself: pull yourself together because against Djokovic you shouldn't rejoice too soon. He is a very dangerous player.


BaZ: He has proven this many times.

RF: Yes, like he did last year. I didn't want to experience this again: it's not so funny to leave the court just as a finalist and not as a winner. All the more I was happy about this victory and I also showed it. It's really nice that at 29 I still have such emotions.

Baz: Can winning of the home tournament be compared to winning a GS title?

RF: Of course not in terms of points and prize money. But I don't play tennis in the first place because of this, I rather do it because it gives me great pleasure. This includes also matches like the one against Djokovic. The DSI tournaments are very important and very emotional for me.

BaZ: By the end of the match there were two very special and honourable guests in the crowd...

RF: You mean my daughters. I didn't know that they would be in the stadium. But then they couldn't make it right up to me. The hurdles were too high for them. Of course I was extremely happy because of them being there.

BaZ: A couple of months ago you were criticized because of your QF losses at the FO and Wimbledon. Now everything seems right again, you've been playing great tennis lately.

RF: It was part of the media who exaggerated it back then. It's not like I lost ten times in the first round. The other players are also able to play. I knew that I had to prepare well for the hard court season when I was in Switzerland in the summer and then everything would be well again.


BaZ: You already surpassed Sampras with your 65 titles. How much does it bother you that you needed just one more week as number 1 to surpass him also in that?

RF: I don't play tennis in order to break each one of Sampras's records (laughs). We are friends after all. Of course it would be nice to break this record as well and of course I will do everything I can to achieve it. But I was the longest running number 1 which is also something.


BaZ: On Wednesday you play in Paris against Richard Gasquet or Nicolas Mahut in a tournament that you could never win.

RF: I don't know why either. Maybe I already had the Masters on my mind which take place shortly after. Now I want to see what will happen this year.

BaZ: The fans of FCB threw tennis balls on the field in Luzern to protest that because of the DSI final their match had to start at 12:45.

RF: I saw highlights of the match earlier and saw the protest actions. I find this very funny and original.


BaZ: In fact it's unusual that a top match from the Swiss football championship has less priority than a tennis final.

RF: Yes, but that's just an exception. This is the case only with the DSI. Moreover in tennis we can't choose when our matches start either. Sometimes we start at 1 in the afternoon, then again at 8 in the evening.
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Federer's adjustments paying off

By Greg Garber
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Paul Annacone was a pretty fair tennis player.

He served and volleyed his way to a career-high ranking of No. 12 on the ATP Tour, as well as three titles. He reached the singles quarterfinals at Wimbledon in 1984; his only major title came in 1985, when he won the Australian Open doubles with Christo van Rensburg.

But his greatest impact on tennis came as the coach of Pete Sampras. The combination of Annacone's intellect and Sampras' athleticism resulted in a flurry of Grand Slam singles titles. Sampras won eight majors (and reached three more finals) in their seven seasons together, from 1995 to 2001. When Sampras was winding down his final year, Annacone returned for one more run. It ended with Sampras' fifth U.S. Open title -- and record 14th major -- at the age of 31.

And now, after a nearly four-year stint as the Lawn Tennis Association's head of British men's tennis, Annacone is at it again, attempting to conjure a few more majors from the man who broke Sampras' Slam record, Roger Federer.

"When you have his skills, his drive and his discipline, there is not much that cannot be achieved," Annacone wrote ESPN.com in an e-mail. "It think that is shown by his record. Personally, it has been terrific for me to be part of the team and be involved with a great player and more importantly terrific person.

"I am really enjoying it."

Federer, heading into the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals that start Sunday, seems happy with the results. Which, considering how the first half of the year went, is something of an upset.

He came out of the box fast, as he usually does, and won the Australian Open, but there were troubling early-round losses to Marcos Baghdatis, Tomas Berdych, Ernests Gulbis and Albert Montanes in his next four tournaments. When he lost in the quarterfinals at Roland Garros and Wimbledon (to Robin Soderling and Berdych), the end of Federer's record of 23 consecutive major semifinals left some people wondering how much he had left.

Quite a bit, even at the age of 29, as it turned out. Federer has won 29 of 33 matches since Wimbledon -- significantly better results than the past two years. He lost to Novak Djokovic in a spirited five-set semifinal match at the U.S. Open but came back to beat him in the Basel final -- winning 6-1 in the third set. Federer held five match points against Gael Monfils in the recent Paris semifinal, but lost two of three tiebreaker sets.

ESPN tennis analyst Darren Cahill said he sees some new tricks in the old dog.

"A lot of people think Roger's best tennis is behind him," Cahill said recently. "I disagree.

"To me, it looks like he's trying to come in on every ball, looking for every opportunity to be more aggressive. He's already got one of the best offensive games in the world and now he's got more of an attacking mindset. He's not wasting time looking for opportunities."

Annacone, understandably, is a bit more circumspect.

"Roger has been playing terrific tennis," he allowed. "He is a great player with great perspective, so he really understands what is going on and why. This gives him a great ability to adapt and adjust."

But is he consciously playing more aggressively?

"Roger is a great player with a large variety of tools in his tool kit, so to speak," Annacone wrote in answer to the specific question. "Much of the challenge is figuring out when to use which tool. This is a great asset and as great players do, Roger reads the situations and puts the best plan into place to reach his goals."

Cahill, who coached former No. 1 players Andre Agassi and Lleyton Hewitt (and, very briefly, Federer himself), said he sees the fingerprints of Annacone all over Federer's game.

"Before, Roger would problem solve as he went along," Cahill said. "Now, he's going out there with a specific game plan. There's more structure."

Federer, who complained of back and leg injuries after Wimbledon, was upbeat after losing to Monfils.

"I feel good physically," Federer said last week. "In a way it is a relief that I was able to finish the [Paris] tournament in good physical health. I'm fresh mentally, too. This is the most important thing.

"Victories are important, but when you're not fit and when you're injured, it's bad. So I think I'm going to recover quite fast after that loss. I think I have good chances maybe in London for winning."

Annacone likes what he's seeing and, going forward, it appears Federer will have the best strategic support of his career. For that reason alone, 2011 should provide some compelling theater.

"It is a luxury to have such diversity," Annacone wrote, "but more importantly it is a skill and talent to know how and when to implement each [weapon]. And it is a process, so each day is a new challenge and a new opportunity."

Source: http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/ten...reg&id=5812222
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