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Another Federer-Nadal exho coming up

Eden
07-21-2008, 04:09 PM
Tennis legends to face off in Malaysia
21st July 2008

Tennis fans will flock to Malaysia in November, where Roger Federer will face off against Rafael Nadal and Bjorn Borg will clash with John McEnroe in exhibition matches, organisers said.

The four have confirmed their participation in the "Countdown of Champions", set for November 18 at the Bukit Jalil stadium south of Kuala Lumpur, executive secretary of the Lawn Tennis Association of Malaysia Jaafar Abu told AFP.

"Last year, we had Pete Sampras and Richard Gasquet along with Nadal and Federer," he said.

"It has become something of a tradition for us to have a celebrity exhibition match every November."

World No.1 Federer will get another chance to avenge his losses in this year's French Open and Wimbledon finals to world No.2 Nadal.

Borg and McEnroe will give fans a chance to walk down memory lane, remembering the highs and lows of their bitter rivalry, typified by the 1980 Wimbledon final won by Borg in five gruelling sets.

The 49-year-old McEnroe, who won seven grand slam singles titles during his storied career, now works as a television commentator.

Borg, 52, captured 11 grand slam singles titles - six at Roland Garros and five consecutive titles at Wimbledon.

AFP

Source: http://www.thewest.com.au/aapstory.aspx?StoryName=499481

adee-gee
07-21-2008, 04:13 PM
Not another battle of the surfaces? :sad:

Oh that's right, Rafa would have to be on both sides of the court if we're doing the King Of Clay vs. the King Of Grass :hug:

Sunset of Age
07-21-2008, 04:15 PM
Having such good memories of Raf's and Rog's exho match there in 2006, I'm looking forward to see this one.

That said, I still think these kind of things are stupid. :p

prima donna
07-21-2008, 04:15 PM
Not another battle of the surfaces? :sad:

Oh that's right, Rafa would have to be on both sides of the court if we're doing the King Of Clay vs. the King Of Grass :hug:
You're trolling, but I'm sure you realize that.

Roger Federer has won Wimbledon a total of five times.

Once again, you're trolling. Back under the bridge, otherwise you'll be forced to eat non-kosher foods for supper.

adee-gee
07-21-2008, 04:17 PM
Roger Federer has won Wimbledon a total of five times.
Didn't Sampras win Wimbledon 7 times? Shouldn't Nadal play him then? :confused:

Stop living in the past :hug:

prima donna
07-21-2008, 04:24 PM
Didn't Sampras win Wimbledon 7 times? Shouldn't Nadal play him then? :confused:

Stop living in the past :hug:
You're trolling, are you aware of that ?

To think, the remedy for this type of behavior could have been more hugs as a child or recreational activities such as taking part in organized sporting events for children of the ages of 13 and under, if only you had won a few trophies -- even for coming in 2nd or 3rd place, you'd be a lot less likely to live vicariously through a Spanish boy that hasn't any clue what your name is.

Get your confidence up, Adam, put the keyboard in your closet and slowly step away from it.

adee-gee
07-21-2008, 04:26 PM
You're trolling, are you aware of that ?

To think, the remedy for this type of behavior could have been more hugs as a child or recreational activities such as taking part in organized sporting events for children of the ages of 13 and under, if only you had won a few trophies -- even for coming in 2nd or 3rd place, you'd be a lot less likely to live vicariously through a Spanish boy that hasn't any clue what your name is.

Get your confidence up, Adam, put the keyboard and step away from it.
:hug:

tennizen
07-21-2008, 04:32 PM
You're trolling, are you aware of that ?

To think, the remedy for this type of behavior could have been more hugs as a child or recreational activities such as taking part in organized sporting events for children of the ages of 13 and under, if only you had won a few trophies -- even for coming in 2nd or 3rd place, you'd be a lot less likely to live vicariously through a Spanish boy that hasn't any clue what your name is.

Get your confidence up, Adam, put the keyboard and step away from it.

You are hurting so much:hug:

Metis
07-21-2008, 04:34 PM
:spit:


and I was about to post: 'another exho :zzz:'

Doris, it looks like your thread might be locked/deleted :hug:

Eden
07-21-2008, 04:34 PM
Not another battle of the surfaces? :sad:

Oh that's right, Rafa would have to be on both sides of the court if we're doing the King Of Clay vs. the King Of Grass :hug:

Adam, I'm sure the criminal ATP does everything that Roger finally gets a victory against Rafa this year - at may it be just at a exho :p This means: The faster the court the better :rocker2:

ReturnWinner
07-21-2008, 04:35 PM
Not another battle of the surfaces? :sad:

Oh that's right, Rafa would have to be on both sides of the court if we're doing the King Of Clay vs. the King Of Grass :hug:

They could do King of Clay & Grass vs Duke of Clay & Grass.

prima donna
07-21-2008, 04:36 PM
Adam, I'm sure the criminal ATP does everything that Roger finally gets a victory against Rafa this year - at may it be just at a exho :p This means: The faster the court the better :rocker2:
It's a conspiracy.

TankingTheSet
07-21-2008, 04:38 PM
Hopefully Fed knows what he is doing, last year he played three different exho's against Sampras in Asia right after the TMC having to travel thousands of miles by plane for each match in Bird-flu and SARS infested regions which probably had a lot to do with his "mono". At the end he was so exhausted that in fact lost to Sampras in straight sets.

prima donna
07-21-2008, 04:39 PM
You are hurting so much:hug:
I'm not emotionally troubled by the outcome of a tennis match. Believe it or not; I have an actual life of my own.

tennizen
07-21-2008, 04:43 PM
I'm not emotionally troubled by the outcome of a tennis match. Believe it or not; I have an actual life of my own.

That's why you spend your life making cheap thinly veiled racist comments on a tennis message board:lol:

prima donna
07-21-2008, 04:45 PM
That's why you spend your life making cheap thinly veiled racist comments on a tennis message board:lol:
No, that's why I've struggled to amass 3,000 posts over the course of three years, while you've surpassed that number over the course of 10 months.

Fresh air is wonderful, trust me, there aren't stop signs covered in Spanish flags and children spray painting NADAL WUZ HERE all over the local lawns.

wildegirl05
07-21-2008, 04:45 PM
atleast one guaranteed fedal match :sport: :lol:

Eden
07-21-2008, 04:46 PM
Having such good memories of Raf's and Rog's exho match there in 2006, I'm looking forward to see this one.

Never in doubt :p


That said, I still think these kind of things are stupid. :p

I know it's just an exho, but I don't want to hear either Roger or Rafa complain about the schedule this year then.

Sunset of Age
07-21-2008, 04:47 PM
I know it's just an exho, but I don't want to hear either Roger or Rafa complain about the schedule this year then.

Exactly. They'd better keep their traps shut about the 'tight schedule'. ;)

tennizen
07-21-2008, 04:48 PM
No, that's why I've struggled to amass 3,000 posts over the course of three years, while you've surpassed that number over the course of 10 months.

Fresh air is wonderful, trust me, there aren't stop signs covered in Spanish flags and children spray painting NADAL WUZ HERE all over the local lawns.


:hug: I know you feel bad people here don't want to talk to you.

finishingmove
07-21-2008, 05:01 PM
federer should play an exho with leconte , spare us going to the circus

gasquet could replace him after the first set

alfonsojose
07-21-2008, 05:02 PM
Money whores part VII :zzz:

dkw
07-21-2008, 05:03 PM
Yeah more hugs for Prima donna :hug: :hug: :hug:

What a baby :baby: resorting to racist remarks over Federer losing tennis matches.

Metis
07-21-2008, 05:09 PM
No, that's why I've struggled to amass 3,000 posts over the course of three years, while you've surpassed that number over the course of 10 months.

Fresh air is wonderful, trust me, there aren't stop signs covered in Spanish flags and children spray painting NADAL WUZ HERE all over the local lawns.

Your average post is 10 times longer though, so that should even things out. :)

Who can forget those essays about the court of public opinion in the doping thread? :hearts: Pity they are now gone for ever... :(

Castafiore
07-21-2008, 05:15 PM
I know it's just an exho, but I don't want to hear either Roger or Rafa complain about the schedule this year then.
Why?

That's comparing oranges with apples IMO.
An exhibition is a relaxed, fake match with no pressure, just a show, easy, quick money and it doesn't take a lot of time. It's not exactly the same as a week-long tournament for example or the packed European clay court schedule. :shrug:

Eden
07-21-2008, 05:19 PM
Why?

That's comparing oranges with apples IMO.
An exhibition is a relaxed, fake match with no pressure, just a show, easy, quick money and it doesn't take a lot of time. It's not exactly the same as a week-long tournament for example or the packed European clay court schedule. :shrug:

But it's another flight, a new timezone, media stuff... Of course it's not an official tournament, but nevertheless I don't find those kind of matches necessary. Roger and Rafa don't have to promote tennis with another exho. They do it throughout the year, so there's no need for such a show match imo.

prima donna
07-21-2008, 05:26 PM
Your average post is 10 times longer though, so that should even things out. :)

Who can forget those essays about the court of public opinion in the doping thread? :hearts: Pity they are now gone for ever... :(
Perhaps I should fill my posts with sentence fragments and empty thoughts, which would shorten their length, anyway one can't expect to find adults in a forum where the main topic is sports.

In theory, the discussion made sense, but since most of you people have understood that in a hypothetical scenario of life and death -- I wouldn't supply you with even a trace of saliva to save your burning bodies -- there is a perennial campaign directed against me which entails continuously scrutinizing and critiquing my every word.

Give it a rest already, back off.

Castafiore
07-21-2008, 05:27 PM
But it's another flight, a new timezone, media stuff... Of course it's not an official tournament, but nevertheless I don't find those kind of matches necessary. Roger and Rafa don't have to promote tennis with another exho. They do it throughout the year, so there's no need for such a show match imo.
Roger and Rafa do this because they get a lot of cash for this or so I assume. I'm not exactly a big fan of these events but I don't think it's that much of an effort since they do that coming back from Shanghai when the season has come to an end. It's not even a full day's work and it doesn't come with the pressure of a real match.

It doesn't really stack up to the scheduling problems IMO.

Nathaliia
07-21-2008, 05:32 PM
nobody needs these idiotic exhibitions, they are organized only to make GM even more polluted :rolleyes:

Johnny Groove
07-21-2008, 06:18 PM
Not another battle of the surfaces? :sad:

Oh that's right, Rafa would have to be on both sides of the court if we're doing the King Of Clay vs. the King Of Grass :hug:

:yeah:

You're trolling, but I'm sure you realize that.

Roger Federer has won Wimbledon a total of five times.

Once again, you're trolling. Back under the bridge, otherwise you'll be forced to eat non-kosher foods for supper.

PD :hug:

nobody needs these idiotic exhibitions, they are organized only to make GM even more polluted :rolleyes:

Exactly :lol:

The only reason exhos are scheduled is to relive MTFers of the dreaded off season :)

Xenosys
07-21-2008, 06:29 PM
Was the 2006 exhibition between the two, the one that was played on two different surfaces (half clay and half grass)?

I can vaguely remember something along those lines. That looked pretty neat for the spectators.

Puschkin
07-21-2008, 06:33 PM
:zzz:

Sofonda Cox
07-21-2008, 06:36 PM
Nadal owns Federer. Ive become really bored of Federer lately as well. His arrogance and boring personality did bug me when i watched him live at Wimbledon. Total yawn fest. I almost felt like running on court to check for a pulse. I also hope he loses the sweater next year for his warm-up :tape:

Doesnt really matter what the surface is - Nadal straight sets

Xenosys
07-21-2008, 06:46 PM
Nadal owns Federer. Ive become really bored of Federer lately as well. His arrogance and boring personality did bug me when i watched him live at Wimbledon. Total yawn fest. I almost felt like running on court to check for a pulse. I also hope he loses the sweater next year for his warm-up :tape:

Doesnt really matter what the surface is - Nadal straight sets

I hear he tried to pawn it off to Nadal, as defending champion next year, who laughed hilariously and threw it back in his face.

"You were making joke, no?".

I actually don't mind Federer too much on court, at least he gives some indication that he's feeling the moment occasionally. I detested Sampras' on-court etiquette ... it was just so cold, lifeless and machine-like, I've seen more life in Johhny Five. Mind you, it was probably one of the reasons why he was so successful.

federernadalfan
07-21-2008, 06:51 PM
I hear he tried to pawn it off to Nadal, as defending champion next year, who laughed hilariously and threw it back in his face.

"You were making joke, no?".

I actually don't mind Federer too much on court, at least he gives some indication that he's feeling the moment occasionally. I detested Sampras' on-court etiquette ... it was just so cold, lifeless and machine-like, I've seen more life in Johhny Five. Mind you, it was probably one of the reasons why he was so successful.

This is kind of off topic, but Tiger Woods also turns stone cold when he is in the zone. Another example that being machine-like might translate into better performance on court.

Xenosys
07-21-2008, 06:56 PM
This is kind of off topic, but Tiger Woods also turns stone cold when he is in the zone. Another example that being machine-like might translate into better performance on court.

Totally agree. Their on-court etiquette is a reflection of their personality off it, and that's not something you can really change. I think both Sampras and Federer were/are fantastic players, I guess it's just a personal preference of mine to see some more fire in the belly when they are out there.

Anywho... :)

Deivid23
07-21-2008, 07:17 PM
Not another battle of the surfaces? :sad:

Oh that's right, Rafa would have to be on both sides of the court if we're doing the King Of Clay vs. the King Of Grass :hug:

:haha:

Deivid23
07-21-2008, 07:21 PM
You're trolling, are you aware of that ?

To think, the remedy for this type of behavior could have been more hugs as a child or recreational activities such as taking part in organized sporting events for children of the ages of 13 and under, if only you had won a few trophies -- even for coming in 2nd or 3rd place, you'd be a lot less likely to live vicariously through a Spanish boy that hasn't any clue what your name is.

Get your confidence up, Adam, put the keyboard in your closet and slowly step away from it.

:cuckoo::smoke::smoke:

Rumour
07-21-2008, 07:49 PM
Hopefully Fed knows what he is doing, last year he played three different exho's against Sampras in Asia right after the TMC having to travel thousands of miles by plane for each match in Bird-flu and SARS infested regions which probably had a lot to do with his "mono". At the end he was so exhausted that in fact lost to Sampras in straight sets.
This gets my vote for most ridiculous statement so far in a thread that predictably went downhill from the very first reply :rolleyes:

Personally I'm actually more excited about the Borg-McEnroe match as I never got to see them play in their heyday.

Sunset of Age
07-21-2008, 08:31 PM
Was the 2006 exhibition between the two, the one that was played on two different surfaces (half clay and half grass)?

I can vaguely remember something along those lines. That looked pretty neat for the spectators.

No, that was that 'Battle of the Surfaces'-nonsense held in Mallorca in 2007. The 2006 exho was in Seoul, just like I assume this one will be.

RogerFan82
07-21-2008, 11:26 PM
Bad idea Rog !!! Please, no more exhos during the offseason.

Xenosys
07-22-2008, 12:27 AM
No, that was that 'Battle of the Surfaces'-nonsense held in Mallorca in 2007. The 2006 exho was in Seoul, just like I assume this one will be.

I see. Thanks for the info, Papa :)

Sunset of Age
07-22-2008, 12:29 AM
I see. Thanks for the info, Papa :)

You're welcome. Typical Fedal-tard knowledge... ;) :angel: :D

FedFan_2007
07-22-2008, 02:31 AM
Federer is a :retard: for agreeing to any more exos.

calin
07-22-2008, 02:36 AM
Looks like a chance for federrer to get back at nadal, even though it's just an exo.

calin

Action Jackson
07-22-2008, 04:51 AM
Ah! doing this for the love of the game.

chocc0
07-22-2008, 09:00 AM
OMG when i was in Malaysia last year it was Nadal- Fed crazy!

JolánGagó
07-22-2008, 09:09 AM
It is their right to do whatever the hell they wanna do in their own time. Money is as legitimate a motivation as any other, I seriously doubt anyone here works for free.
However, this sort of event substantially weakens Fedal's otherwise legitimate claims about a crowded calendar.

Albatros99
07-22-2008, 11:57 AM
Will they put Australian hard court on one side and US hard court on the other?
The way I see it they are going to end up putting water on Nadal side to make it interesting.

MacTheKnife
07-22-2008, 03:11 PM
This gets my vote for most ridiculous statement so far in a thread that predictably went downhill from the very first reply :rolleyes:

Personally I'm actually more excited about the Borg-McEnroe match as I never got to see them play in their heyday.

:yeah: I can't wait for this one too for obvious reasons. Although I did see them in their "heyday", I still can't wait. Would be really cool if they played with wood just for old times sake, but both their arms would probably fall off in the second set.

We see Fed-Nadal virtually every other week so who cares. However, I do not agree with the "no pressure" comment somebody made earlier. I think these guys feel pressure playing each other no matter what the venue.