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From The Globe and Mail: before Aussie Open final, Martina Navratilova said "Oh, Roger, I love to watch him play. I've been keeping my fingers crossed for him this tournament. He's just like an artist, and I like his demeanour as well. I'll pick Roger because I've picked him all the way. But Marat played awesome tennis [against Agassi] on Thursday."

From ESPN: MaliVai Washington wrote on his column "What endears so many people to Roger Federer is his great tennis ability and likeable personality. His classic game is a perfect match for his personal style. He's a throwback to the players of old who congratulated their opponents on a good shot, didn't question line calls and were modest in victory. You don't find those qualities often in players today, and that's probably why Federer will end up being one of the most admired No. 1 players -- by the fans and fellow players"
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From Herald Sun: Pat Rafter rates Roger, "We've seen the emergence of Roger Federer. He is the greatest, most complete player I have seen. He's going to be awesome."

From Independent last December: Pete Sampras said "I really don't watch any tennis but I can imagine that [Roger] Federer has the most complete game. He is the one guy that can do everything. Roddick is a great player but Federer is more complete and will win multiple majors I would think."

Boris Becker said after Roger won Wimby "I think he may win many more Wimbledons, or even U.S. Opens or other Grand Slams. The future has come."
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Re: Re: Players' Comment on Roger

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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!!!
We can always wish, can't we?

Can you imagine how big it will be if we do have someone like him? dream, dream, dream...

Thanks Shina for all those quotes, somehow I too believe it's not just his tennis talent but also his likeable personality that had invited so many compliments.
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Re: Players' Comment on Roger

Shina thanks for all these coments...

.... and yes I'm pretty proud to live in Federerland right now
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Re: Players' Comment on Roger

Thanks for the quotes!

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Roger Federer & Novak Djokovic
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Re: Players' Comment on Roger

Goran Ivanisevic on Roger Federer: "Federer is a genius, he's got more
talent than (Pete) Sampras. I don't know if he'll win as much as Pete, but
potentially he's stronger."
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A translation of what Arnaud Clement said about Rogi:

"Roger is cool , he's always a fun guy!"

Merci, Arnaud!

Hopp Rogi! Go Gonzo! Allez Gasquet!

Más vale maña que fuerza -- proverbio español
"Pero, con todos mis respetos para Rafa, Federer tiene más talento." - Marat Safin
"Pero para mí el mejor es Roger Federer. / For me, the best is Roger Federer." - D. Nalbandian
"He's the best sportsman, I think, in the world. He has a lot of humble." - Rafael Nadal
"He's so charismatic." - Marcos Baghdatis
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Re: Players' Comment on Roger

Yep Isy, sure we can dream... well may be, who knows????????

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


ROGI BOLEH!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Players' Comment on Roger

ya who knows...one day maybe. But you have any idea what's the current ranking of our best tennis player???

Tennis just isn't really popular here I would say,
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Hmmm.. no idea! I don't even know any professional players from our country! It's that bad!

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


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Ok, Andre has a little more to say about Fed in his interview at Indian Wells. Check out Audio Clip 5 (V) from this link:

Andre comments on Fed
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Andre is right on mark about it. Hewitt saying there is little difference between Roger and the rest of the field???????? Um Hewitt first of all you were number one because of Guga's hip injury, 2nd of all Roger does things out there you can only dream of. When Roger wants to win, he does it. Roger knows how to focus and think through problems now because of his 03 year. That was the last building block to him. He is also much more self-assured. In other words, Roger has finally faced his destiny.
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All these top players are competing against one another every tournament for the top spot, I don't think any of them will like to think they are distance away from the other. I think that should be the attitude for any competitive player who has the urge to be the top. So there's really nothing wrong for Hewitt to think that way. But I'm getting pretty tired of listening to his "putting all eggs into one basket and it paid off" explanation for last year non-action yet another time
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Yeah and if someone brought Guga's hip injury hewitt would dismiss it like that. Yet he knows the truth deep down inside. Take a look at his eyes during his Oz match with Roger. He knew he was fucked and only a pray would save him.
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Re: Players' Comment on Roger

Thanks for that link, Mr Q. Andre rocks.

Was reading an Indian Wells news item and came across this nice quote by Andy Roddick (yes, that Andy! See, he's not so bad ) on Roger:

"He has an awesome feel for the game. People didn't want to play him in the juniors because he would make them look foolish. He doesn't beat himself. Roger always had the game; he always has had the shots. Maybe he just tightened it up. I think that may be mental. But it's not a two-man race."

"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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