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Roger to walk away from tennis (??)

Has anyone else seen this? Your thoughts??

"In light of his recent marriage to Mirka Vavrinec, tennis great Roger Federer has decided to walk away from tennis after the Championships at Wimbledon...
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Breaking News: Roger Federer To Walk Away From Tennis by Sergey Zikov (Analyst)

In light of his recent marriage to Mirka Vavrinec, tennis great Roger Federer has decided to walk away from tennis after the Championships at Wimbledon.

It is unknown if he plans to return to the pro circuit, but for now, he intends to focus his attention on his child-to-be and newly wed wife.

"Well, Tiger got to take a year off to be with his kid, why can't I?" said Federer today.

Roger intends to finish his scheduled clay and grass season, then withdraw from the ATP Tour.

Federer is currently one Slam title shy of Pete Sampras' all-time record of 14, and will try to equalize that mark at Roland Garros next month. But that won't be a small task, as four-time champion Rafael Nadal again figures to stand in the way."

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What!??????!!!!!?!!!!

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I really hope this is a belated April Fools
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apparently it's some kind of journalistic "experiment". what a stupid concept:

anyways, here's the whole article with source:

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In light of his recent marriage to Mirka Vavrinec, tennis great Roger Federer has decided to walk away from tennis after the Championships at Wimbledon.

It is unknown if he plans to return to the pro circuit, but for now, he intends to focus his attention on his child-to-be and newly wed wife.

"Well, Tiger got to take a year off to be with his kid, why can't I?" said Federer today.

Roger intends to finish his scheduled clay and grass season, then withdraw from the ATP Tour.

Federer is currently one Slam title shy of Pete Sampras' all-time record of 14, and will try to equalize that mark at Roland Garros next month. But that won't be a small task, as four-time champion Rafael Nadal again figures to stand in the way.

Look for Andy Murray to also be a force, as he has had a terrific 2009 campaign thus far and has historically given Federer problems.



If you believed a word of this garbage, that is your decision. This was simply an experiment, to find out how many people actually read this because the name "Roger Federer" was in the title.

This is one of the worst pieces of sports journalism in history, yet it was read anyway. So here is my challenge to writers of the tennis community.

The tennis world consists of so much more than just Federer, Nadal, and Murray. And yet, those are the only players who ever get any coverage here.

Why is that? Nobody even bothered to write about Vera Zvonareva dominating Ana Ivanovic at Indian Wells.

And nobody wrote a darn thing about young phenom Victoria Azarenka winning the biggest title of her life at Miami until I took the liberties myself.

My point is, there is a lot more to the tennis world than what we see here. How about Jelena Jankovic reinventing herself at Andalucia? Or Lleyton Hewitt reaching his first clay final in a decade?

Just sayin'.

Let's branch out. Get it done.
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Probably some sore loser who decided since his life was worthless he'd have a go at someone succsessful.

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Is this a Peter Bozo-report, or anything a little more reliable? In the latter case, please post a link.

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Ah. Garbage, again. What a surprise.
Where's that BARF-smiley when you need it?

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God I hate that stupid bleacherreport website. People post articles from there on rf.com all the time.

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I frigging nearly had a heart attack and tears were streaming down my face and this ends up being a joke!?!!! Thought he'd called it quits for real

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Why try to bring this up on me in a already shit evening? God I'm looking forward to tomorrow.

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I frigging nearly had a heart attack and tears were streaming down my face and this ends up being a joke!?!!! Thought he'd called it quits for real

I would need a LIVE press conference to be able to acknowledge that Nadine!

If he quits before next year I will have to force him to play more. At all costs!

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Why try to bring this up on me in a already shit evening? God I'm looking forward to tomorrow.
Sorry Martin didn't know you were having a shit evening, I just posted in CD's thread in panic and disbelief and in the hope someone would shed the light for me. Sorry again.
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God I hate that stupid bleacherreport website. People post articles from there on rf.com all the time.
I despise ANY a site publishing stupid gossip garbage, either being it positive or negative.
What a news this is, anyways. I am a northern European myself, and in our quite-educated-kind of circles, one getting marriaged is rather not than well worth mentioning in the news...

I guess is the proper reaction to all of this stupid upset.

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Re: Roger to walk away from tennis (??)

Oh, Everybody....I am so sorry..please delete this thread. Only a portion of the article came over my computer...I went to his site and didn't see anything..but..oh, please forgive me...the part that said it was an experiment was not on the site I saw.

I have been so sad..and away from the computer..
I just got back.

I hope you will please forgive me.
I have been crying since I read it.

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