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Roger has no charisma? umm..maybe to some Americans, but to me Roger has outstanding charisma all round Chris's taste doesn't go with most of us here

Thanks tangy for the articles. All are great ones.
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Perhaps Roger doesn't have charisma that appeals to the general American public (see Andy Roddick) but he has plenty of charisma
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Thanks for that article!!

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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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You're welcome peeps.

I can understand how some people might find Federer "boring" or lacking in charisma, but I personally don't. He's definitely got a gleem of edginess to his game (and his looks) that I find very appealing. I'm more a fan of power games but Roger is the kind of all court player I'd wished Pete Sampras had been (talk about boring Petey)

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I don't know what's supposedly boring about Rogi's game or personality... and I don't agree when people say he's like Borg... the ICE MAN...

Anyway, who cares what they think and say...

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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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and he's NOT like Pete at all in character... ho hum... Pete may have been the true dominator but he sure turned me off tennis at the time... to my detriment cos I missed the coming of Rafter...

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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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I don't know what's supposedly boring about Rogi's game or personality... and I don't agree when people say he's like Borg... the ICE MAN...

Anyway, who cares what they think and say...
Some fans just need players to swear, shout, argue, throw racquets on court for excitement and intensity I guess, that's normal in sports so Rogi hardly fits into that profile to be "charismatic" (thank god though... )

BUT I personally find it hard to understand anybody who claims his tennis as boring
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Roger, not charismatic? That is so wrong. I think he's very stylish. He seems to have a dry sense of humour and that's great.
His tennis is not boring. It's just because it's so effortless. You think he's doing nothing because he rarely looks like he has to work hard and then suddenly the point is over and he has made another great shot. Americans in general love flash instead of understated class, but with more titles he'll become more recognized and the average tennis fan will know his very distinctive look. I, also, didn't love Pete's tennis after awhile. It became serve, net, serve, net, with the occasional forehand shot. It's funny, lots of people didn't think he was charismatic either.
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Danke, tangy! good one.

hmmm, saw Juliette and calf today. Big Mama sat there looking very very bored and very tired, the little one is too shy. But she'll probably get used to it, she's a celebrity now. At the moment she's nameless, but the guy tending her said she'll be brought to Lausanne and a name will be given. Did u know Juliet produces about 40 liters of milk a day? That's a lot of cheese supply for Roger!

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here she is, the little shy one with no name till Easter...
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I like Federer, and I don't think he's boring at all, the guy is just really good and a sweet guy.
But I'm getting sick and tired of people dissing Pete all the time. I loved him, I really did, and I loved watching him play. He was a teriffic player, probably the best ever, but somehow people never found that enough, because he was so boring... Well excuse him for winning all the time, what was he supposed to do? Loose, so people would find him ecxiting again? The idea is really ridicilous and it makes me a bit scared for Federer. People seem to like him now, but I'm sure that will change once he starts to dominate the sport. It's only a matter of time before people find him just as boring as Pete. Because you can win, but not to much, you might take the excitement out of the sport... For me, watching Pete win 14 slams was exciting enough, it may have been boring to watch for some people...Those people can relax, I don't think you'll ever see someone win 14 slams again in the near future...

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Wow, that is such a beautiful calf.
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Hi Liver and Joy

Joy, though I didn't live through the Pete era, I can sort of understand your frustrations but don't worry his amazing records definitely already go down the history as one if not the greatest. Look at the fact that each time the tennis watchers saw a great newcomer, he's always being compared to Pete...I guess that says it all.

Mrs. B...wow, are you the first ever to get a shot of the cute nameless calf??? But why is she all brown when I remember her mummy Juliette being mostly white???

I hope Rogi gives her a good name, she's so cute Thanks for the picture!!!
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Oh yeah, I forgot to say hello. That was my first post!!

It's hilarious about Juliette and her calf. I wasn't a huge fan of Roger's until after he got her. I remember enjoying watching the match against Sampras at Wimbledon and immediately liking him. I'd look for him in the papers after that, but he kind of slumped for a bit. Then, after his W win, and especially after seeing the papers with him and Juliette, well, I became a huge fan. You've got to have a neat sense of humour to always talk about your cow and now your calf in such a way.

As for Pete, yes, I got a bit bored by him in his later years, but I still liked him a lot and he was my favourite for quite a long time. Even so, I always admired his ability to come up with the big shots when it counted. I think that is what I liked most about him...that, and his nose. Yes, I loved Pete's nose.

I only hope they show Roger on tv soon here. I miss the heady days of daily tennis from the AO.
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Damn that calf is huge. She is what two weeks old? Mrs. B did you find the dad?
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