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Federer reaction to Henin retirement

tnosugar
05-16-2008, 02:25 PM
"She was rather small, which was more and more obvious during the last years because more and more tall players came on the Tour, so her successes were even more remarkable. It's a shame for tennis when the No.1 player announces her retirement out of the blue... {ok, i've talked enough about Henin) :)
I can't imagine just saying goodbye. That wouldn't be my thing. I feel I still have so much ahead of me and so many possibilities in tennis. I just love the sport. It would break my heart to stop."
- Roger Federer
(http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/1/newsroom/stories/?ContentID=2260)

rafa_maniac
05-16-2008, 02:28 PM
The best is Goran's... "I don't understand women"

DDrago2
05-16-2008, 02:32 PM
The best is Goran's... "I don't understand women"

It's too unoriginal

prima donna
05-16-2008, 02:33 PM
It's already been done.

TheSwissMaster
05-16-2008, 03:04 PM
so that confirms roger has no plans of retiring:)

DDrago2
05-16-2008, 03:12 PM
so that confirms roger has no plans of retiring:)

But maybe he will retire out of the blue? You never know

groundstroke
05-16-2008, 03:42 PM
Best player of the modern era for women?

Collective
05-16-2008, 03:43 PM
Definitely the best game, along with Serena's

adee-gee
05-16-2008, 03:43 PM
Best player of the modern era for women?
Not even close.

bluefork
05-16-2008, 03:46 PM
Best player of the modern era for women?

Well, pound for pound she was the best, as Billie Jean King said.

rafa_maniac
05-16-2008, 03:52 PM
Define the "modern era" I suppose. I certainly think she's been the best of the last 10 years. Serena just hasn't been consistent enough or motivated enough to earn that title, has she even ended a year at #1? And Hingis' "domination" was short lived. In 07, Henin was as impressive as Jesus Fed.

10nisfan
05-16-2008, 03:59 PM
But maybe he will retire out of the blue? You never know

... YUP!.. Never Say Never...

The best is Goran's... "I don't understand women"

...that's sssooooo Goran!!!... :haha::bigclap:

~*BGT*~
05-16-2008, 04:51 PM
Define the "modern era" I suppose. I certainly think she's been the best of the last 10 years. Serena just hasn't been consistent enough or motivated enough to earn that title, has she even ended a year at #1? And Hingis' "domination" was short lived. In 07, Henin was as impressive as Jesus Fed.

In '06, she got to every single GS final just like Fed. :worship:

FluffyYellowBall
05-16-2008, 05:00 PM
I dont think Federer will retire once he starts losing on a regular basis. Hes more like the Agassi kind i think.
Henin's career has been built around her physical fitness. Of course shes talented but she has exceptionally worked harder on her fitness than most players and even she said that. Thats emotionally draining. I was shocked when I heard about this. Running on the treadmill at the gym watching the sports bar on CNN :eek: but you still say its expected from her.:confused: Shes always been reserved and private even with her family so im not surprised she ever mentioned anything pblicly about when shed like to retire, what she'd like to do with her life after tennis etc

Manon
05-16-2008, 05:14 PM
I dont think Federer will retire once he starts losing on a regular basis. Hes more like the Agassi kind i think.


Yes. Like him or not we have to agree that he would never retire 'today' like Henin. Even if/when he starts to lose points, getting older, etc...I am convinced Fed would't retire.

On the other hand I can't imagine acting him like Safin does these days.

So, he will find exactly right time FOR HIM to do that.

yarina
05-16-2008, 07:08 PM
On the other hand I can't imagine acting him like Safin does these days.

Safin just doesn't want to retire :) Not that I complain, as I am a Safinette, just that I find it unbelievable that he has that much determination to continue playing, when he seems to lack consistency in any other aspect. On the other hand, unsuccessfully trying for so long to make a comeback probably makes it even more difficult to retire still struggling...

About Justine, I just love her retirement.(Although I regret very much not being able to watch her anymore.) No drums and trumpets, still number 1: extremely strong woman. I think nobody can accuse her of lacking fighting spirit in this decision - she has shown more than enough of that consistently during the years. She was always a very discreet and determined woman and she just showed that once more, I guess.

MacTheKnife
05-16-2008, 07:54 PM
My guess is Fed's retirement will be done something like Pete's or Andre's, with complete class and some notice. Although, I don't see it for a while. It's clear the fire is still there for him and I think this little slump he's in right now will make him even hungrier. It's perfectly normal for this to happen, my God, you can't play at that level forever. He's had BY FAR the greatest 4 years in the history of tennis.

FluffyYellowBall
05-16-2008, 08:49 PM
Yes. Like him or not we have to agree that he would never retire 'today' like Henin. Even if/when he starts to lose points, getting older, etc...I am convinced Fed would't retire.

On the other hand I can't imagine acting him like Safin does these days.

So, he will find exactly right time FOR HIM to do that.


I dont know what I'd do if Federer suddenly retired like that! Im really sad and Im not even a henin fan.
Safin cant find anything better to do i guess. He cant stay away from tennis can he? Thats like his after school detention!

Minnie
05-16-2008, 11:41 PM
Justine has always been my favourite female player so I was stunned when I heard that she was retiring .. and immediately - without any kind of "farewell" last tournaments. Later in the day, after reading a bit more about it, I think her reasons are admirable. And she did it the way she wanted - without fuss or fanfare. I watched her press conference on YouTube and have to say she looked radiant (never a word I'd normally use to describe Justine!). She looked so happy and content it was impossible to be sad about her retirement any longer. The saddest part was seeing her coach break down in tears. I wish them luck with their tennis academies and for Justine - every happiness in whatever her future life holds for her.

SUKTUEN
05-17-2008, 06:40 AM
she is a wonderful player~~ hope she will be happy in her new life!

OlderfanCA
05-17-2008, 05:48 PM
Best player of the modern era for women?
No. Steffi Graf in my opinion remains the best.

Warriorroger
05-17-2008, 07:21 PM
No. Steffi Graf in my opinion remains the best.

Yes, totall agree, what an athlete Steffi was and she was Justine's rolemodel, the player she admired the most. I am curious as to what Steffi thinks about the retirement.