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Re: Players' Comment on Roger

from Roddick's recent London Times interview:

Roddick, who often applauds opponents’ shots, is especially generous in his admiration for Federer, who beat him easily in the Wimbledon semi-finals, and again in the Tennis Masters Cup in Houston in November.

“Roger’s game is so complete,” says Roddick. “It comes so easy to him. He can make really good players look bad. He’s the most talented player in the world for sure, and he knows he can do almost whatever he wants. But his one problem is that he has the luxury of being bored sometimes, and that’s why he loses, while the rest of us lose because we’re struggling.”
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Andy is right on in his statements. Roger needs to get it through his head that he must not let down as a competitor or he will be a very bored loser rather than being busy playing the next day. I hope he finally gets it through his skull. Roger seems to be smarter than he lets on but somestimes I wonder.
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Completly agreed
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from Roddick's recent London Times interview:

Roddick, who often applauds opponents’ shots, is especially generous in his admiration for Federer, who beat him easily in the Wimbledon semi-finals, and again in the Tennis Masters Cup in Houston in November.

“Roger’s game is so complete,” says Roddick. “It comes so easy to him. He can make really good players look bad. He’s the most talented player in the world for sure, and he knows he can do almost whatever he wants. But his one problem is that he has the luxury of being bored sometimes, and that’s why he loses, while the rest of us lose because we’re struggling.”
Once again, Andy displays unusual grace and class from one so young (and American. Hee!). I just love this kid! Too bad some of the Fed fans here have to despise him for some reason.

"What kind of shape am I in now? Well round is a shape." said Roddick with a laugh. "I had a very detailed retirement plan, and I feel like I've met every aspect of it: a lot of golf, a lot of carbs, a lot of fried food, and some booze, occasionally — I've been completely committed ... The results have shown."


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Its all about that Montreal loss, but that was Roger's doing not Andy's. Can't feel sorry for someone who is up 4-2 and then just bombs away. Oh and I didn't appreciate the fat nose comment during the Andre match in the Cup dream. If your a Roger fan act like one. Now that is
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Sorry, Tangerine but no one here despises Andy. I've already told you I have nothing against the guy, & i think he's a cool & well balanced guy, off the court. I mean I am American too, so I can support him sometimes.
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Good to read that Fedex. I hate to see any fed fans being labelled as "nasty" or "haters"...

What fat nose comments?
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It was under the Agassi scores at the cup posting under Andre's section. Dream thinks fat nose federer couldn't draw a crowd like andre. The reason he can't do that is cause USTA doesn't care to promote those from other lands. I bet their pissed their factories couldn't crank out a Rogi. If Roger keeps doing great, he will be huge.
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Yes, all the words you speak are true, unfortunatly it makes me embarrased to live in such a biased country, where they only promote american players.
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It's foolish to promote American players only, I agree 100%. And I think they are underestimating the American public when they say that they will only relate to other Americans. It's a little insulting actually.

Even Roger's name should be able to relate to --- it doesn't sound that "foreign."

But don't worry, I think if Roger continues to play like he did at Wimby and the Masters Cup, he will continue to turn heads. It will be a slow process, but I think he will become much better known.
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It was under the Agassi scores at the cup posting under Andre's section. Dream thinks fat nose federer couldn't draw a crowd like andre. The reason he can't do that is cause USTA doesn't care to promote those from other lands. I bet their pissed their factories couldn't crank out a Rogi. If Roger keeps doing great, he will be huge.
In all fairness, no nation could crank out a Rogi. He's one-of-a-kind -- Switzerland just got lucky to have him!
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Yeah, totally agree!!! I think it's normal to relate better to your country's players, but I don't see why you can't appreciate players from elsewhere. It's all about openness and I agree it's more the media/tournament promotors fault than the public.

and ya, I can only wish for someone like him in my country. But no problem, I can still enjoy watching Roger, and many other players regardless of wherever they're from. I don't have any problem relating to players who are thousands miles away, speak different languages or eat different food. Great game is what I need.

Oh, Tangerinedream, fat nose...that coming from you??? Pretty nasty too...
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Goran said this about Rogi in his latest interview:

"Today it's a different tennis, mostly based on power ... the player I like most is Roger Federer. He plays magic tennis and stands two steps in front of everybody"

Goran, can't wait for your come back. May your comeback be as successful as Marat's
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Isy, do you feel like there's a chance to have someone like Rogi from our country? He is Roger Fed the Rare!!!

Maybe Sampras took over from me and now Federer will take over from Sampras - Edberg


ROGI BOLEH!!!!!!!!!

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From The Australian last week: John McEnroe said about Roger "..the 21st century Pete Sampras. He's the most talented player I have ever had the pleasure of watching. I include my idol Rod Laver and Pete Sampras in that. He is one of the all-time shotmakers, If you had to pick one person who could do it (a calendar-year Grand Slam), it would be him. He has the capability of beating all players on all surfaces." and Guillermo Vilas said "He's capable because he has won all three big finals he has been in. That's what it takes to win a Grand Slam. He can pace himself in a match now and he has a fluctuation now rather than fall in the hole and stay there for a long time like he used to. He knows how to fix things with variation and it's like he goes on automatic pilot."

From Tennis Week: Stefan Edberg said "What I think is — if you have to put some players in different categories — I think you can put myself, Sampras and Federer in the same mold. We play — not exactly the same — but we do play similar. We all pretty much have got the goods. We sort of move well on the court and play similar with serve-and-volley. I was there. Maybe Sampras took over from me and now Federer will take over from Sampras.

I think Federer has the greatest game of all the young guys. It's a matter of if he wants to work hard enough and has enough motivation and has the mental discipline and if he does, then I think he has the game to stay at the top for years. I quite like the way Roger Federer is playing the game. He's playing some great tennis. He's got all the shots and I think he's going to be a great player going forward. If he can just get things right between the ears because that's sometimes the toughest part. But he's got the goods — there's no question he's got the game.
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