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Rafa says Federer is the best player in "The History"

Kuhne
06-06-2008, 05:29 AM
Interview of him in tennis channel, he is such a cool and down to earth guy, they asked him how he felt about being #2 for so long and he basicaly said it was ok cos the guy infront of him was the best of all time.

He was very, very cool and nice and humble in this interview, Novak should learn something from this guy.

Anyway. most of you Rafa fans dislike Roger and don't see him as the GOAT. my question is. if Rafa himself admits Roger is the best ever, do you agree with Rafa because of your love for him and his delicious muscles? or do you betray his trust and keep on bashing Federer when Rafa himself has enourmous respect for him. (and Roger for Rafa of course, he kinda has to with the beatings he's recieved at Rafa's hands)

Sunset of Age
06-06-2008, 05:37 AM
That's not the first time he said so, and it won't be the last. As you said, a very cool, nice and humble guy, and for me that's the main reason to love him.

It's not just Djoko that should take a page from his book. :worship: :worship: :worship:

Kolya
06-06-2008, 05:50 AM
Just in cases he loses ...

Mimi
06-06-2008, 05:54 AM
rafa is always humble, classy and gracious even when he lost, just that some people was blind by his/her hatress to say that he is a hypocrite, but in fact he really meant what he said

leng jai
06-06-2008, 06:00 AM
IMO Rafa should hire RFK as his official media spokesperson.

zeleni
06-06-2008, 06:08 AM
Well, that is obvious. Federer is the best player in history, so far.:D
He will be history soon.:angel:

He was very, very cool and nice and humble in this interview, Novak should learn something from this guy.
What?

Nole made the same statement about Federer, and he said that Nadal is the best defensive player in history.

But you had to put him in this thread too...

bokehlicious
06-06-2008, 06:35 AM
Well, that is obvious. Federer is the best player in history, so far.:D
He will be history soon.:angel:


Even if Novak wins 57 slams, lots of experts will still think Roger's the greatest, game-wise :o :)

Bibberz
06-06-2008, 06:41 AM
I'm a Nadal supporter and I haven't rooted for Federer to win a match in five years. This doesn't change the fact that I think Roger Federer is far and away the greatest tennis player ever. I don't have any problem with Nadal praising Federer because Nadal will never have Almagro-itis--he'll come out swinging every match.

Djokovic shouldn't take a page from Rafa's book--Djokovic should just be Djokovic. Not all tennis players have to make nice.

Mimi
06-06-2008, 06:45 AM
yeah, nadal is merciless on court, he even gave his "dad" moya some bagles to eat :o, but off court, he is like a little boy :angel:


I'm a Nadal supporter and I haven't rooted for Federer to win a match in five years. This doesn't change the fact that I think Roger Federer is far and away the greatest tennis player ever. I don't have any problem with Nadal praising Federer because Nadal will never have Almagro-itis--he'll come out swinging every match.

Djokovic shouldn't take a page from Rafa's book--Djokovic should just be Djokovic. Not all tennis players have to make nice.

DhammaTiger
06-06-2008, 07:32 AM
Rafa is the greatest on and off the tennis court. Vamos Rafa!

FedFan_2007
06-06-2008, 07:36 AM
Nole will win 57 slams when I can blow it out of my arse.

Fed Express
06-06-2008, 07:41 AM
Well, he is right. Federer is the best player in history, tennis wise.

Maybe not yet in achievements, but if you purely look at the tennis he is the greatest ever.

Polikarpov
06-06-2008, 07:56 AM
I'm sure Djokovic will beg to differ.

Castafiore
06-06-2008, 07:56 AM
Anyway. most of you Rafa fans dislike Roger and don't see him as the GOAT.
They do? Maybe some of those fans say so in jest?

Well, I obviously can't speak for them all but I certainly have huge respect for Roger. :shrug:

Vice versa; it's not because Roger quite clearly respects and likes Rafa that his fans all respect Rafa, right? It's not because you like a certain player that you have to adopt his taste in everything.

Knightmace
06-06-2008, 08:17 AM
I'm sure Djokovic will beg to differ.
I'm certain he will.

Roger>>>>>>>>>>>>Nole

groundstroke
06-06-2008, 08:19 AM
Definitely not the first time Nadal has said this - he's said it before, but I'm very sure without Nadal, Federer would have won 3 French Open titles (maybe even 4 because of today). However, without Federer, just like Roddick and Hewitt; Nadal would have won 2 or 3 Masters Cup or Wimbledon, maybe that's why they both respect each other.

rafa the best
06-06-2008, 08:21 AM
What;'s new in this. Rafa has been saying this for ages.
He doesn't have problems in dealing with the reallity and the truth like some players.

The Pro
06-06-2008, 08:36 AM
Better I guess to hedge your beats and compliment Roger than do what Novak does and say how great you are and then LOSE.

Herdwick
06-06-2008, 09:06 AM
Dearest Rafa - but this is hardly news. Surely the time to start a thread is when/if Rafa says something uncomplimentary about Fed?

bokehlicious
06-06-2008, 09:10 AM
Dearest Rafa - but this is hardly news. Surely the time to start a thread is when/if Rafa says something uncomplimentary about Fed?

:hug: don't be upset, he might say "Nole is the greatest" someday :shrug: :hug: :lol:

partygirl
06-06-2008, 09:24 AM
how sweet.

Herdwick
06-06-2008, 09:25 AM
:hug: don't be upset, he might say "Nole is the greatest" someday :shrug: :hug: :lol:

Am filled with love and joy to all today so :kiss: to you too.

And, just to set the record straight, I do not think, nor have I ever said, that Nole is the greatest - that honour stays firmly with Fed (although I do think Rafa has it on clay). I am a sane and realistic Nole fan.:D

Have a happy day and here's hoping for a great semi a la Hamburg.

tennis2tennis
06-06-2008, 09:45 AM
Federer repaid the compliment in DRS (swiss media) and said that Nadal is one of the greatest clay courters of all time!

Sunset of Age
06-06-2008, 09:46 AM
Federer repaid the compliment in DRS (swiss media) and said that Nadal is one of the greatest clay courters of all time!

And that's hardly any news either. But always good to read! :D

Chiseller
06-06-2008, 10:18 AM
He surely knows how to keep the pressure on Roger. :lol:

josie
06-06-2008, 08:40 PM
the video from this interview is now online :)

http://www.tennischannel.com/roland_garros/video.aspx#

Jaap
06-06-2008, 08:42 PM
Federer is not the best player in "The History"

Hope this helps.

Fedex
06-06-2008, 08:59 PM
Federer is not the best player in "The History"

Hope this helps.

Nothing you say ever helps, unless that 'help' is intended for someone to get sent straight to a madhouse.

Del_Toro
06-06-2008, 09:18 PM
Roger is the best tennis player ever :worship:

Rafa is the best claycourter ever :hatoff:

Nole is the best ball bouncer ever :tennis:

everybody's happy? :p

Sunset of Age
06-07-2008, 01:51 AM
Nothing you say ever helps, unless that 'help' is intended for someone to get sent straight to a madhouse.

:haha:

Clay Death
06-07-2008, 01:56 AM
Federer is not the best player in "The History"

Hope this helps.

lets see. you probably think Tilden or Budge are the best in history.

for me, its Laver, Emmo, Borg, and Sampras with Borg being the ultimate x-factor. there is no telling how many more slams he would have won had he not exited the sport at 25.