Originally Posted by Sjengster
Overkill, it's as simple as that. A few too many Federer-Hewitt finals combined with gushing commentary have started to grate on people's nerves. It's an awkward situation because Federer didn't win the first Slam of the year, hence he has not had the best start to the year, and yet he's still the one consistently winning and dominating the tour while Safin is continuing to bomb out of tournaments he doesn't like playing. I think there will be fewer demands for Federer's head once we get onto clay, posters should be sensible enough to realise that there are more than enough players who can and will beat him on that surface without the need for any further encouragement.
It isn't helped when you get people like Dirk coming into the Federer-Henman prediction thread on GM and following up my post about the match with "Sjengster, why are you rooting for Tim when he has no chance to win this event?" That sums up all the arrogance and dismissal of other players that people are attributing to Federer fans, even though I agree that most of the objectionable comments come from bandwagon merchants and trolls rather than the truly committed Federer fans in this forum.
Yes, Sjengst, I did see Dirk's post but not worth replying to it... well put, anyway! And you know I'm getting a bit bored seeing Rogi/Lleyt finals also... I almost feel sorry for Lleyt cos he does work so hard and try to win but without success... he's reached his peak I think [I feel the same way about Pandy too... no, actually, I think HE is digressing somewhat... ].
So, you'll be cheering for Timbledon and I'll cheer for Rogi tomorrow since I am cheated of coverage yet again
Since Tim is one of the few guys who has a favourable h-t-h vs. Rogi, he can certainly win tomorrow. It all depends on Rogi I feel. And IF Rogi has to lose to someone, Tim is one of the few players I allow to beat Rogi [along w Marat, but he's already done that, Juanqui (in my dreams) and even Rafa!]...
That said, HOPP, ROGI!! A nice quick straight-sets win w not go amiss!