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Federer gets in Djokovic's HEAD (pun intended)

Clydey
01-15-2009, 04:47 PM
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,24918160-2722,00.html

ROGER Federer began a psychological battle yesterday on another front, questioning the merits of reigning Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic's decision to change racquets so close to his title defence.

The world No2, who failed against Djokovic in a semi-final at last year's Australian Open when ill with glandular fever, tipped Djokovic could struggle in tight moments, given a lack of familiarity with his new equipment.

"It's tough because there's always a factor with the weather, how do you play, day form, you know, other contenders, the pressure, now a new racquet," Federer said.

"I'm quite surprised he made a switch like this in the best phase of his career, you know. He can for sure play good tennis, but I think when it comes down to the crunch you just have that bit of a doubt maybe, you know, because you are not quite that comfortable with that racquet.

"But we'll see what happens. It's going to be a big test for him."

While it is worth noting that Federer is sponsored by Wilson, the brand dumped by Djokovic, his questioning comes after he repeatedly highlighted this week Andy Murray's failure to capture a Grand Slam tournament.

Although the Swiss star trails Murray 5-2 in head-to-head battles, Federer proved superior in their US Open final clash last September and says that to prove himself, the Scottish world No4 needs to win a Grand Slam tournament.

Djokovic, who moved from Wilson to Head, has already complained of his struggle to adjust to his new racquet, blaming his failure in Brisbane last week in part on the change.

"I changed the racquet and it's not easy to get rhythm right away," Djokovic said.

"I'm under the contract so I have to play with the racquet. It's not the end of the world. It's the first match. I'm trying not to be pessimistic."

In contrast, Federer is full of praise when questioned about Rafael Nadal, the player who seized both his Wimbledon crown and No1 ranking last year.

Asked to remove himself from the equation when considering the likely Australian Open winner, the $3.50 equal favourite with Murray for this year's title said he would always choose Nadal ahead of every other rival.

The Swiss champion did have some kind words for another rival yesterday, praising Davis Cup hero Fernando Verdasco after beating the Spaniard narrowly 6-3 3-6 7-6 (7-5) at Kooyong.

Federer, who will play the winner of today's match between Swiss Olympic team-mate Stanislas Wawrinka and Chilean Fernando Gonzalez, said Verdasco should now be considered a real threat at Grand Slam level.

"He seems like he's playing more consistently and he's got that big shot that everybody is scared of. So he's got that going for him," Federer said.

"I think he's got confident more and more, so that he can hang with normal players and occasionally beat the top players.

"The Grand Slam level, I guess it comes down a lot to mental and physical as well. I think this is what he has to prove this year."

Former world No1 Carlos Moya is certain his compatriot, who lost to Radek Stepanek in last week's Brisbane final to continue his rise to world No15, can challenge for a major title.

"Verdasco, I think he's a really top guy," Moya said.

"He has the tennis inside of him to be a top 10 player.

"Now he has to believe in himself. And once he does he can become a very dangerous player and one of the top guys."

It is self-belief Verdasco, 25, who is dating Ana Ivanovic and met the King of Spain following the Davis Cup victory in December, says is the difference between now and last year.

"With the Davis Cup it was a great moment for me, a lot of confidence after that tie also, because it was really tough," Verdasco said.

"In this position I was thinking different than in other years. All the things and all the motivation, believing in myself much more, and I think that is the key.

"I'm so motivated in this 2009 to be top 10 for the first time. And I will try so hard. I will do my best to be there and I'm already practising so hard, trying all that I can to be there. And I will not stop until I am there."

MagicMilan
01-15-2009, 04:55 PM
It's easy to be motivated when you have Ana by your side :drool:

JolánGagó
01-15-2009, 05:07 PM
Fed resorting to psycho shenanigans against formerly lesser players :rolleyes:

BaselineSmash
01-15-2009, 05:13 PM
:lol:

"He can for sure play good tennis, but I think when it comes down to the crunch you just have that bit of a doubt maybe, you know, because you are not quite that comfortable with that racquet."

That's right Roger, you just want to assure everyone of how much respect you have for Djokovic as a player and fellow professional. You are in no way trying to psych out Novak. Not at all. You don't play petty mind games through the media in an attempt to throw off the confidence of the bold upstarts who have had the temerity to beat you in big matches.

Forehander
01-15-2009, 05:31 PM
:lol:

"He can for sure play good tennis, but I think when it comes down to the crunch you just have that bit of a doubt maybe, you know, because you are not quite that comfortable with that racquet."

That's right Roger, you just want to assure everyone of how much respect you have for Djokovic as a player and fellow professional. You are in no way trying to psych out Novak. Not at all. You don't play petty mind games through the media in an attempt to throw off the confidence of the bold upstarts who have had the temerity to beat you in big matches.

You should send a letter to him instead. He'll never read what you post.

Arkulari
01-15-2009, 05:32 PM
I have yet to see a successful switch to HEAD, specially from Wilson which along with Babolat are the two best IMO :shrug:

I don't understand Djoker's decision, but still I don't think that Roger should be talking about it, simply stop talking and keep playing Rogi! :lol:

Thanos
01-15-2009, 05:35 PM
I have yet to see a successful switch to HEAD, specially from Wilson which along with Babolat are the two best IMO :shrug:

I don't understand Djoker's decision, but still I don't think that Roger should be talking about it, simply stop talking and keep playing Rogi! :lol:

maybe they can sew roger mouth shut forever.

Clydey
01-15-2009, 05:39 PM
I have yet to see a successful switch to HEAD, specially from Wilson which along with Babolat are the two best IMO :shrug:

I don't understand Djoker's decision, but still I don't think that Roger should be talking about it, simply stop talking and keep playing Rogi! :lol:

Murray is the face of HEAD now. He took over from Agassi. I don't see why HEAD would be inferior.

Thanos
01-15-2009, 05:40 PM
:lol:

Forehander
01-15-2009, 05:42 PM
Basically the Wilson Kfactor other than the looks is exactly the same as the one he's using now. It has pretty much exactly the same specs.

elessar
01-15-2009, 05:49 PM
Vamos Roger, go for 200 replies this time :rocker2:

BaselineSmash
01-15-2009, 05:49 PM
You should send a letter to him instead. He'll never read what you post.

I think he's got enough on his plate without me sending him hate mail. And I don't mean to tear that much into the UNICEF ambassador anyway. He should just be a bit more direct when he wants to take his rivals down a peg or two, like when he compared Djokovic to a prancing rabbit back in 2006. No need to pretend that he's remotely concerned on the Serbian's behalf. He isn't, so he should refrain from extending his hypocritical advice to Djokovic like he's his uncle or something.

tennizen
01-15-2009, 05:52 PM
Murray is the face of HEAD now. He took over from Agassi. I don't see why HEAD would be inferior.

:rocker2: This proves beyond all doubt the superiority of HEAD. Vamos!

ORGASMATRON
01-15-2009, 05:53 PM
:lol: Nice title. I love this from Roger. Does anyone remember what happened last year when Djoker was psyching Roger? Well im sure Roger hasnt forgotten and i think its perfect timing and situation to repay the favor :devil: I think the Djoker is just slightly mentally weak and Roger can sense it. Why in the hell would he switch to Head? So now he's under contract he has to make it work? :confused: :lol:

Clydey
01-15-2009, 05:53 PM
:rocker2: This proves beyond all doubt the superiority of HEAD. Vamos!

I didn't say it was superior. I said that there's no reason to think that HEAD is inferior. Big difference.

tennizen
01-15-2009, 05:55 PM
I didn't say it was superior. I said that there's no reason to think that HEAD is inferior. Big difference.

You didn't. I said it was superior. Bigger difference.

Clydey
01-15-2009, 05:59 PM
You didn't. I said it was superior. Bigger difference.

I think the implication was pretty clear. Vamos :rocker2:

finishingmove
01-15-2009, 06:02 PM
is djokovic's new head bigger...?

elessar
01-15-2009, 06:05 PM
Roger's right, it seems like a strange choice to change rackets right now. I wonder who decided to give him HEAD :shrug:

vucina
01-15-2009, 06:06 PM
The old man feels he must play mind games in order to have a chance to win. Ballet dancin' and prancin' doesn't cut it anymore.

finishingmove
01-15-2009, 06:13 PM
Roger's right, it seems like a strange choice to change rackets right now. I wonder who decided to give him HEAD :shrug:

maybe his image expert :shrug:

bluefork
01-15-2009, 06:20 PM
is djokovic's new head bigger...?

It isn't as big as it was a year ago, but still just as freakishly long and narrow.


...or, wait, were you talking about his racquet?

tennizen
01-15-2009, 06:23 PM
Roger's right, it seems like a strange choice to change rackets right now. I wonder who decided to give him HEAD :shrug:

Murray maybe:shrug:

elessar
01-15-2009, 06:27 PM
Doesn't make much sense, like Clydey says Murray would likely prefer to be the only one getting head :shrug:

alfonsojose
01-15-2009, 06:27 PM
CattyFed *meow* :cat: :rolleyes:

pogotheorist
01-15-2009, 06:37 PM
The biggest psyche-out, barring a shocker from Nieminen, will be Nole passing Roger in the rankings for the first time the day the AO starts. Can you imagine the look Roger will have for the reporter who asks, "So, Roger, how does it feel to be #3?"

xargon
01-15-2009, 06:41 PM
reporter who asks, "So, Roger, how does it feel to be #3?"

can't wait...

He (Djokovic) is not going to pass me anytime soon," Federer told a news conference.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/sportsNews/idUKTRE4AH6IE20081118

peterparker
01-15-2009, 06:42 PM
Can you imagine the look Roger will have for the reporter who asks, "So, Roger, how does it feel to be #3?"

lol. The commentators were just getting comfortable with "world no. 2" too. :)

elessar
01-15-2009, 06:46 PM
can't wait...

He (Djokovic) is not going to pass me anytime soon," Federer told a news conference.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/sportsNews/idUKTRE4AH6IE20081118
Soon=less than two months :hug:

ORGASMATRON
01-15-2009, 06:55 PM
can't wait...

He (Djokovic) is not going to pass me anytime soon," Federer told a news conference.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/sportsNews/idUKTRE4AH6IE20081118


Damn right his not, Djoker will probably lose in the first week while Roger will probably win the whole thing.

Clydey
01-15-2009, 06:58 PM
Damn right his not, Djoker will probably lose in the first week while Roger will probably win the whole thing.

You do realise that Federer will be ranked 3rd on Monday if Djokovic wins his next match?

Andi-M
01-15-2009, 07:02 PM
This Fed is like a old woman always in other peoples business instead of minding his own.

elessar
01-15-2009, 07:04 PM
This Fed is like a old woman always in other peoples business instead of minding his own.
Just because he dissed your fav Nole is no reason to get pissy.

Beforehand
01-15-2009, 07:06 PM
CattyFed *meow* :cat: :rolleyes:

I LOVE BitchyRog.

pogotheorist
01-15-2009, 07:07 PM
Damn right his not, Djoker will probably lose in the first week while Roger will probably win the whole thing.
Maybe that will be Roger's denial technique too - "he didn't really pass me if I can get back two weeks later." Pretty silly, but it works for Ruanz...

tangerine_dream
01-15-2009, 07:23 PM
Roger's mental warfare is akin to him taking out his white gloves and slapping Djokovic [or Murray] on either side of their face with it.

"Can Rafa play the whole year through being No. 1 in the world? We'll see how he feels next year with all the pressure." *slap, slap*

Federer then invites Nadal to have dinner out with him and his family and the verbal glove slap is completely forgotten.

Roger's right, it seems like a strange choice to change rackets right now. I wonder who decided to give him HEAD :shrug:
:spit:

Corey Feldman
01-15-2009, 07:33 PM
Eddie the Ego talking again i see

scarecrows
01-15-2009, 07:48 PM
bad roger http://img234.imageshack.us/img234/1812/spankiy2.gif

rob88hock
01-15-2009, 07:53 PM
he needs to shut his mouth

Jaz
01-15-2009, 07:57 PM
I love this...

Mind games in Tennis! Offcourt and oncourt.

I think it's a great idea personally, might be a good buildup for big matches.

For sure Nadal is not coping with #1 well, his hardcourt play is still not "great".

ORGASMATRON
01-15-2009, 08:02 PM
I love this...

Mind games in Tennis! Offcourt and oncourt.

I think it's a great idea personally, might be a good buildup for big matches.

For sure Nadal is not coping with #1 well, his hardcourt play is still not "great".


Yeah this is great for tennis and annoying a lot of people :lol:

Matt01
01-15-2009, 08:33 PM
Damn right his not, Djoker will probably lose in the first week while Roger will probably win the whole thing.


How does it feel to be a delusional Fedtard? :)

On HC currently: Djoko > Fed

:wavey:

ORGASMATRON
01-15-2009, 08:36 PM
Maybe that will be Roger's denial technique too - "he didn't really pass me if I can get back two weeks later." Pretty silly, but it works for Ruanz...

I honestly didnt know Nole would pass him if he win his next match. That is a dissapointment since Roger has actually been in better form. But really what matters is what their positions will be after the AO.

ORGASMATRON
01-15-2009, 08:37 PM
How does it feel to be a delusional Fedtard? :)

On HC currently: Djoko > Fed

:wavey:

Last time i checked Roger beat Nole at the US Open and then went on the win the tournament. No son, your the dlusional one here...

Vida
01-15-2009, 08:39 PM
Dissing Murray, now Djoker, praising Verdasco as a slam contender?!

Roger, nervous much?

Jaz
01-15-2009, 08:40 PM
How does it feel to be a delusional Fedtard? :)

On HC currently: Djoko > Fed

:wavey:

By what measure? I still think Roger > Djoko even on a bad day.

Matt01
01-15-2009, 08:41 PM
Dissing Murray, now Djoker, praising Verdasco as a slam contender?!

Roger, nervous much?


Well, considering his tennis and results are getting worse and worse, his nervousness is understandable in some way...

Matt01
01-15-2009, 08:43 PM
Last time i checked Roger beat Nole at the US Open and then went on the win the tournament. No son, your the dlusional one here...


I see, you have already erased AO and Masters Cup out of your memory ;) As a Fedtard I would have probably done the same...:p

scarecrows
01-15-2009, 08:48 PM
I think Federer should stop giving interviews and just play tennis
his interviews suck while his tennis is the best thing you'll ever see on a court, even on a bad day

Matt01
01-15-2009, 08:53 PM
why use the word currently and then mention the AO :confused: and what happened at the masters cup between novak and roger :confused:


What happened at the Masters Cup was that Novak won the whole thing while Roger didn't even reach the semis...what exactly do you not understamd about that? :p

Matt01
01-15-2009, 08:53 PM
I think Federer should stop giving interviews and just play tennis
his interviews suck while his tennis is the best thing you'll ever see on a court, even on a bad day


:lol:

Rita
01-15-2009, 08:59 PM
What happened at the Masters Cup was that Novak won the whole thing while Roger didn't even reach the semis...what exactly do you not understamd about that? :p

sorry was a bit slow :o your argument makes perfect sense :yeah:
but still doesnt change the fact that roger won their actual last meeting which was on hardcourt :p

Jaz
01-15-2009, 09:05 PM
I see, you have already erased AO and Masters Cup out of your memory ;) As a Fedtard I would have probably done the same...:p

You said recent form. And lolmao, Djoker didn't exactly have competition in the Masters cup.... at USO he frankly sucked.

nobama
01-15-2009, 09:25 PM
Djerk admits he wasn't feeling comfortable with his new racquet. And
Tim Henman says he's surprised Djerk would switch right before a Slam.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jIAAoGFwP42hHKceGKN6xTv_uwVA
Djokovic on Saturday admitted his decision to spend New Year's Eve in Belgrade, rather than honing his game in Australia, may have been the wrong one.
"I wasn't supposed to play here but I decided to play here because of the lack of the matches prior to the Australian Open and I think I need some more official matches so I can get into the rhythm," Djokovic told reporters.
Djokovic said he had no choice but to accept a wildcard into Sydney to further familiarise himself with his new racquet.
"I went from Wilson (racquet), which I played with for the last three years, to Head and there's a lot of mental involvement obviously if you make a big change and it takes some time," he said.
"Of course, you have to hit a lot of balls and you just have to feel comfortable.
"I didn't feel in Brisbane comfortable with the racquet and with the circumstances, but it's going to be better."
His loss to Gulbis was the only time he has used his Head racquet in competition.
Djokovic said he prefers to take the week before a grand slam tournament off.
"I usually try to keep the week before any grand slam (free) because I want to prepare and I want to save as much energy as I can," Djokovic said.
"Because you're playing the best-of-five sets and it's not easy under the difficult conditions, under the big heat.
"But, as I've had a lack of the matches and I have made some major changes with the racquet, I need to get some more matches under my belt so I can feel comfortable."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/tennis/australianopen/4247801/Novak-Djokovics-racket-switch-a-big-risk-says-Tim-HenmanTennis.html
"I was surprised to see that Djokovic is now playing with a different racket," Tim Henman, the former British No 1, said.
"That's a big risk to take when you are about to defend a grand slam title for the first time, and he hasn't had very long to practise with it.
"That's clearly a financial decision that he's taken. But it's going to take a while for him to get used to playing with a different manufacturer's frame.
"A professional's racket is such a personal thing, and it's the tool of your trade. And so it takes a while for you to become accustomed to your new frame, that will put some doubt in your mind, and that adds even more pressure."
Andy Murray is still playing with his Head racket, Rafael Nadal continues to endorse Babolat, and Roger Federer has a lifetime deal with Wilson.
"Djokovic had a fantastic year last season, winning the Australian Open and the Masters Cup in Shanghai, so I was surprised that he would change rackets after a year like that," said Henman.
"A professional notices any small change to their racket, whether it's something a bit different to the grip, the strings or the frame. You get used to the racket, and you know what you like.
"But to switch from one manufacturer to another just before a grand slam is a big move."

Matt01
01-15-2009, 09:31 PM
sorry was a bit slow :o your argument makes perfect sense :yeah:
but still doesnt change the fact that roger won their actual last meeting which was on hardcourt :p


Thanks ;)

And for the record, I'd never count Roger out...he's always a threat at the big tournaments :eek: (even though I don't think he's the favorite at AO...)

Corey Feldman
01-15-2009, 09:34 PM
Dissing Murray, now Djoker, praising Verdasco as a slam contender?!

Roger, nervous much?its always been his way, he praises those who are no threat to him - in his eyes, and then starts to become very cold to those who can beat him

Arkulari
01-15-2009, 09:53 PM
I think Federer should stop giving interviews and just play tennis
his interviews suck while his tennis is the best thing you'll ever see on a court, even on a bad day

totally agree with you :)

elessar
01-15-2009, 10:00 PM
Djerk admits he wasn't feeling comfortable with his new racquet. And
Tim Henman says he's surprised Djerk would switch right before a Slam.
Means nothing.
We all know Henman's Roger best friend on tour (or was). Notice how similar both statement's are about "doubts" during the big moments. Clearly Roger cunningly asked his friend to sell the press the same story to keep messing with Nole's head :worship:


I think I'm single handedly going to take this thread to 200 posts :o

scarecrows
01-15-2009, 10:01 PM
I think I'm single handedly going to take this thread to 200 posts :o

I'll help ya

KaiserT
01-15-2009, 10:14 PM
Maybe Fed should spend more time working on his volleys then questioning players who probably have his measure.

scarecrows
01-15-2009, 10:15 PM
Maybe Fed should spend more time working on his volleys then questioning players who probably have his measure.

i agree
on his BH also

scoobs
01-15-2009, 10:16 PM
I can't wait to see what tomorrow's over-reported "Holy Mackerel" story from Fed will be. :hearts:

the graduate
01-15-2009, 10:19 PM
Why is Roger all of a sudden preachy,getting nervous maybe..:rolleyes:

scarecrows
01-15-2009, 10:22 PM
I can't wait to see what tomorrow's over-reported "Holy Mackerel" story from Fed will be. :hearts:

just give him the mic and he'll deliver

elessar
01-15-2009, 10:23 PM
I'll help ya
:rocker2:
Maybe Fed should spend more time working on his volleys then questioning players who probably have his measure.
His volleys have been Sampras like at Kooyong :rolleyes:
i agree
on his BH also
His BH's also been Sampras like at Kooyong :rolleyes:


:o
I can't wait to see what tomorrow's over-reported "Holy Mackerel" story from Fed will be. :hearts:
I think Rafa's the only one he hasn't dissed yet :banana:

ORGASMATRON
01-15-2009, 10:26 PM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/fc/fullj.974dec35394715fc5f94a692d0b5b3e0/974dec35394715fc5f94a692d0b5b3e0-getty-tennis-capitala-uae-nadal.jpg

http://i43.tinypic.com/f20jm1.jpg

Nuff said.

scarecrows
01-15-2009, 10:26 PM
:rocker2:



what do you think of Djokovic's racket change?

elessar
01-15-2009, 10:29 PM
I think he's heading down a dangerous path if he continues to put financial interests before his career :shrug:

scarecrows
01-15-2009, 10:34 PM
I think he's heading down a dangerous path if he continues to put financial interests before his career :shrug:

http://www.ateaseweb.com/mb/style_emoticons/default/shame2tq3.gif

Lee
01-15-2009, 10:42 PM
His volleys have been Sampras like at Kooyong :rolleyes:

His BH's also been Sampras like at Kooyong :rolleyes:




:haha: :haha: :haha:

Is his serve Sampras like at Kooyong?

elessar
01-15-2009, 10:44 PM
Very close.
In a match or two I think he'll have hit 10 aces

Clydey
01-15-2009, 10:53 PM
This devious Federer reminds me of Arnie in Pumping Iron trying to psyche out Lou Ferrigno.

Serenidad
01-15-2009, 11:05 PM
This should be good for Roger assuming his unsolicited opinion is right? It gives him and edge on a potential SF opponent. I don't get why he is openly criticizing something that, in theory, should be an extra push in his favor. He is getting to the point where he just wants to run his mouth to see it in the press and just to flex his balls over the tennis community.

Fred. :rolls:

fast_clay
01-15-2009, 11:38 PM
This devious Federer reminds me of Arnie in Pumping Iron trying to psyche out Lou Ferrigno.

I was thinking the same thing. Its pretty much the same scenario as well.

Roger is mauling Andy and Novak in the press room. He all over them like a bad case of genital warts. He's got all the angles... and hey, why not, cos i dunno if anyone has noiced but he's got a few Grand Slams up on the lads... like... umm... 12 n 13.

At 4all 30-30 in the fourth set... you dont want to be thinking about what you can or cant do with your racquet... Roger is right in exposing it.

Great quotes rolling off the tongue from Fed... should have been happening a few years ago.

«Ivan»
01-16-2009, 12:09 AM
i like fed game,he is my fav for years but guy is jelaous,envious,mean.one amazing player 'n one really disgusting man in one person.
on the contrary rafa's game is the borest one but guy knows it's best for him to keep mouth closed away from home.he probably don't want be object of IQ haha.

nobama
01-16-2009, 12:35 AM
its always been his way, he praises those who are no threat to him - in his eyes, and then starts to become very cold to those who can beat himyep. I've never seen someone so cold to Nadal before. :o

Corey Feldman
01-16-2009, 12:38 AM
yep. I've never seen someone so cold to Nadal before. :oforgetting the "he's one dimensional" era?

:o

crude oil
01-16-2009, 12:39 AM
fed was probably asked a question about djokovic's racquet and gave his 2 cents...big deal.

:haha:

dont get your panties in a twist.

nobama
01-16-2009, 12:56 AM
forgetting the "he's one dimensional" era?

:oum nice try.

schorsch
01-16-2009, 01:23 AM
oh my god, typical faterer crap. yade yade yade.

Nole has always been playing with a Head racket, he was just playing with a Wilson paintjob after he switched to them. They made him a mold with Head's exact specs/materials and that's it. Now he is back with Head which in the long run only would benifite him since he can work closely with the guys who actually designed all of his rackets to begin with. Obviously it's still a bit of a change now giving that it's Head now who manufactures the rackets again, cause the pros notice even the slightest changes, but that should sort itself out soon.

schorsch
01-16-2009, 01:29 AM
yep. I've never seen someone so cold to Nadal before. :o

thats the one exception. nadull.

the rest of them its always the same. praise the ones that barely ever can hurt you, talk down / try to mess with the ones that can hurt you.

example: gasquet... omg omg omg his bh is so genius, he is so damn talented, i dont even know how he generates so much pace from that low... bla bla bla bla
murray he used to praise as well this way.

-> now murray is one of the threats: can he do this? is he mentally strong enough? bla bla bla heard it all before :o:rolleyes:

you know if it was smartly done with very cheeky, funny or intelligent comments it would kinda be ok, but its so ridiculously obvious what he really wants to say its just sad.

Dini
01-16-2009, 01:31 AM
The GOAT has spoken. Listen and learn.

Enough said.

Igaarg
01-16-2009, 01:54 AM
I really love you Federer, but please, shut up!

Thanos
01-16-2009, 02:48 AM
The GOAT has spoken. Listen and learn.

Enough said.

rod laver hasn't been asked anything..

Leo
01-16-2009, 02:55 AM
Roger won't shut the fuck up these days - it's getting pathetic and desperate. He used to prove himself with his tennis, now he just talks.

tangerine_dream
01-16-2009, 03:34 AM
How soon we all forget that Roger used to practice his verbal volleys on Nadal one time not so long ago. It took Rafa five slams and three years to finally earn HRH's begrudging respect. It'll be the same with these other guys, they will have to prove themselves worthy of his respect.

habibko
01-16-2009, 04:39 AM
so a guy can't give his 50 cents these days on a fellow Tennis player's decision? Federer can say whatever he likes and thinks and you guys can listen to him or stfu, asking him to to shut up is seriously :retard:

xargon
01-16-2009, 05:59 AM
Means nothing.
We all know Henman's Roger best friend on tour

Yeah, his best friend.;)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8QDlcFHA4o

rosamunda
01-16-2009, 08:06 AM
Novak's the one who's made this a topic for discussion. He's the one who said his new racquet is messing with his game. If Roger (probably in response to a question), Tim or anyone else now mentions it, it's because Novak started it and drew attention to it.

They all play mind games and Novak is one of the most enthusiastic participants in them. That apart, as far as I'm concerned, he was a fool to mention it in the first place. Why give the opposition the ammunition to shoot you with?

nobama
01-16-2009, 08:32 AM
How soon we all forget that Roger used to practice his verbal volleys on Nadal one time not so long ago. It took Rafa five slams and three years to finally earn HRH's begrudging respect. It'll be the same with these other guys, they will have to prove themselves worthy of his respect.Yes because questioning someone's choice of changing equipment before a Slam is disrespectful and has never happened before in the world of sport. :retard:

bokehlicious
01-16-2009, 08:38 AM
Not even 100 replies yet? :confused: you're losing it Fed... :( :sad:

JolánGagó
01-16-2009, 09:04 AM
Nole has always been playing with a Head racket, he was just playing with a Wilson paintjob after he switched to them. They made him a mold with Head's exact specs/materials and that's it.

Where did you get this shit from?

baghdatis
01-16-2009, 10:22 AM
expected reactions..

yavore
01-16-2009, 11:51 AM
i like fed game,he is my fav for years but guy is jelaous,envious,mean.one amazing player 'n one really disgusting man in one person.


I'm really really surprised - such a honest and precise summary from a fed-fan. Bravo.

bokehlicious
01-16-2009, 12:02 PM
A 13 slams owner must surely be "jealous and envious" of some kid that hasn't win anything worthy yet, must be that :scratch: :o :lol:

Jōris
01-16-2009, 12:35 PM
A 13 slams owner must surely be "jealous and envious" of some kid that hasn't win anything worthy yet, must be that :scratch: :o :lol:

Not jealous, just nervous. He ought to be.

elessar
01-16-2009, 12:39 PM
I think he was just worried about his #2 ranking.


Ooops.

ORGASMATRON
01-16-2009, 12:43 PM
I dont know what you all are bitching about. Roger pulled a psyche job and it worked, proving all your asses wrong.

yavore
01-16-2009, 04:01 PM
A 13 slams owner must surely be "jealous and envious" of some kid that hasn't win anything worthy yet, must be that :scratch: :o :lol:

Yea indeed, what to be jealous at: 13 GS and nobody (except bunch of fedtards of course)counts you as a favorite for the AO 2009:lol::lol:

elessar
01-16-2009, 04:04 PM
I think Roger's just jealous of Nole's ability to lose matches against nieminen. Or just sets actually.

finishingmove
01-16-2009, 04:09 PM
I think Roger's just jealous of Nole's ability to lose matches against nieminen. Or just sets actually.

true.

but novak is working hard, and will try to lose to mardy fish in 2009.

elessar
01-16-2009, 04:11 PM
true.

but novak is working hard, and will try to lose to mardy fish in 2009.
Doubtful he'd get far enough to face the fishmeister :shrug:

yavore
01-16-2009, 04:12 PM
I dont know what you all are bitching about. Roger pulled a psyche job and it worked, proving all your asses wrong.

Who's bitching .......... I see only half swiss pansy ballet dancer muttering here and there plus of course devoted ballet lovers with hurt feelings ;):crying2:

groundstroke
01-16-2009, 04:14 PM
true.

but novak is working hard, and will try to lose to mardy fish in 2009.
fed will make sure he doesnt lose to kevin anderson

;0

scarecrows
01-16-2009, 04:14 PM
Roger is a bad gye

finishingmove
01-16-2009, 04:19 PM
fed will make sure he doesnt lose to kevin anderson

;0

good luck to him in the clay season

groundstroke
01-16-2009, 04:25 PM
good luck to him in the clay season

i hope he doesnt retire against someone with a serious disease in monte carlo

finishingmove
01-16-2009, 04:33 PM
i hope he doesnt retire against someone with a serious disease in monte carlo

he's skipping monte carlo to defend estoril.

well, that's if davydenko is there to fix the final for him.

groundstroke
01-16-2009, 04:40 PM
good luck to him in the clay season

he's skipping monte carlo to defend estoril.

well, that's if davydenko is there to fix the final for him.
i hope karlovic wont shatter fed's dreams.. in madrid..

finishingmove
01-16-2009, 04:44 PM
i hope karlovic wont shatter fed's dreams.. in madrid..

karlovic will peak for Umug.

Vida
01-16-2009, 04:47 PM
:lol:

ORGASMATRON
01-16-2009, 04:52 PM
Who's bitching .......... I see only half swiss pansy ballet dancer muttering here and there plus of course devoted ballet lovers with hurt feelings ;):crying2:

:lol: All i see is sore fedhaters who is unwisely resisting the GOAT, and devoted nobody lovers with hurt feelings.

holagirl56
01-16-2009, 05:33 PM
Henman said the same comments about Djoko's racquet, but I don't know why people aren't making a fuss over that. :rolleyes:

xargon
01-16-2009, 06:22 PM
Henman said the same comments about Djoko's racquet,


Henman, who is a slamless wonder and an "expert" on rackets should have analyzed his own racket and tried to figure out why his racket prevented him from winning a GS ;)

A_Skywalker
01-16-2009, 06:29 PM
i like fed game,he is my fav for years but guy is jelaous,envious,mean.one amazing player 'n one really disgusting man in one person.
on the contrary rafa's game is the borest one but guy knows it's best for him to keep mouth closed away from home.he probably don't want be object of IQ haha.

You are right about every single thing you said.
More people like you in this world who has eyes will be better.
:worship:

bluefork
01-16-2009, 07:10 PM
i like fed game,he is my fav for years but guy is jelaous,envious,mean.one amazing player 'n one really disgusting man in one person.

I think you're being a little dramatic here. Jeffrey Dahmer and Ted Bundy are disgusting men. Roger Federer just has a bit of an ego (13 slams might sometimes do that to a person, I guess).

I'll admit that sometimes his comments come out sounding a little less than gracious, but they're also usually taken out of context. He doesn't just say these things about other players out of the blue. Reporters prod him for controversial statements, and when he gives his honest answers, we hear it as him criticizing his opponents not responding to leading questions.

«Ivan»
01-18-2009, 04:28 AM
A 13 slams owner must surely be "jealous and envious" of some kid that hasn't win anything worthy yet, must be that :scratch: :o :lol:

you'd better sing your sleezy(not sleazy biscuit,i know what i'm talking about)songs.
it's nothing with nole,andy,rafa,obama,lady tacher,tito,pinoche,chooper...he is simply very bad person.even you know that.i still think he is the best player ever without a doubt.as a person>septicka jama(ask finishingmove for translation).
now,go.

friendly advice to naranoc>chase guys a little,you will grow old here.we can chase them together:aplot:

«Ivan»
01-18-2009, 04:40 AM
true.

but novak is working hard, and will try to lose to mardy fish in 2009.

ola,ola nole fans>this is nole fan,pure as diamond.you're in other elessar too?amazing.hardworker this glenn's kid.

Arkulari
01-18-2009, 04:51 AM
excuse me, but are you writing from your mobile? one can barely understand what you are saying with your lack of punctuation :shrug:

«Ivan»
01-18-2009, 05:28 AM
excuse me, but are you writing from your mobile? one can barely understand what you are saying with your lack of punctuation :shrug:

i am sarcastic most of the time.you need smileys as i can see.okay,finishingmove is fake nole fan,other is new elessar's username,some words are from cro,ser,bulgarian languages.
listen,you're not in the first grade,imagine:cool:

Arkulari
01-18-2009, 05:32 AM
ok, thanks for the clearing then :rolleyes:

still, sarcasm doesn't mean lack of punctuation or grammar disregard, you can still be sarcastic and write well ;)

no, no, I think I passed first grade (and learn some grammar rules back then in primary school) a couple of years before you did since I finished high school when I was 16 ;)

see ya :wavey:

for the record: I think that Roger might only envy one person right now and is Rafa, and is because Roland Garros, he is wary of others like Djoker or Muzza but I don't think there's envy there

«Ivan»
01-18-2009, 05:52 AM
ok, thanks for the clearing then :rolleyes:

still, sarcasm doesn't mean lack of punctuation or grammar disregard, you can still be sarcastic and write well ;)

no, no, I think I passed first grade (and learn some grammar rules back then in primary school) a couple of years before you did since I finished high school when I was 16 ;)

see ya :wavey:

for the record: I think that Roger might only envy one person right now and is Rafa, and is because Roland Garros, he is wary of others like Djoker or Muzza but I don't think there's envy there

listen,i'm fighting with 4 languages and i have to know all of them.english is 5th,i started to learn last year.feel free,correct me whenever you can.
does it really matter?in that case before registration everybody should pass some test of english language.to tell the truth i'm giving my best.who wants to laugh at me>welcome.i don't give a (you know).

Pockit2006
01-18-2009, 11:10 AM
it sounds to me like Federer is trying to CONVINCE himself that Djokovic and Murray aren't threats.. meaning really he thinks they are ahead of him

mikkemus23
01-19-2009, 07:48 PM
Read this at YouTube, a comment regarding Nole`s new Head..anybody want to comment on this?

"It's a custom version of the HEAD Speed Pro. He isn't using it, however, it's just a custom frame he's always had, painted with the cosmetics of whatever company pays him more. He never used a Wilson frame, its always been it was just a frame based out of the Pro Tour 280/Liquidmetal Radical MP mold. The only thing he's changed in his setup since he turned pro is his string setup, which went from a full bed of Technifibre X-1 Biphase to a hybrid of Babolat VS Team and Luxilon Alu Power. "

the graduate
01-19-2009, 09:22 PM
He should also diss Dijana before she disses him,where the f is the heffer anyway