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What Did He Say Again? AKA Possible Foot In Mouth Awards.

JustmeUK
01-21-2009, 08:32 PM
Just starting a thread for memorable quotes that are sure to fire up an opponent leading to "Foot in Mouth" syndrome. Some of course are necessarily better at it (Remember Dijana and "The King is Dead, Long Live the King"? or Srdjan with "You will never lose to him again"?). Feel free to chip in with all quotes that demonstrate how big an arse a player can be :devil:!

Anyway, like parents like son so it seems only fair then to start the thread off with one that Nole may well live to regret.

Told Murray was now being talked about as "third challenger" behind Nadal and Federer, Djokovic said: "Why Andy? What's his ranking and my ranking?

"All the respect to Andy, I like him as a person and as a player. He's done a lot in the last couple months, and he's a very talented player and we can expect him to win some grand slams in the future.

"But you cannot put him as the favourites next to Roger and Rafa and myself here at Australian Open."

Well let's see what transpires. I'll take Andy over Nole to make the final and in the (unlikely) event they both make it, Andy sure is going to be gee'd up to hand Nole a refreshing can of Whoop-Ass.

Black Adam
01-21-2009, 08:36 PM
Kholshreiber has been tuning some serious shit recently, an unbelievable rant against five setters, in a grand slam.

Nathaliia
01-21-2009, 08:40 PM
Kholshreiber has been mouthing off recently, an unbelievable rant against five setters, in a grand slam.
:lol:

If he was winning then he would probably enjoy the idea.

El Legenda
01-21-2009, 08:41 PM
He has a point, he's won a GS already, Murray has no GS wins. Djokovic is 4-2 h2h and bagelled Murray twice..while murray had to win 3 tbs in the 2 matches he beat Djokovic.

and i cant stand djokovic.

JustmeUK
01-21-2009, 08:46 PM
He has a point, he's won a GS already, Murray has no GS wins. Djokovic is 4-2 h2h and bagelled Murray twice..while murray had to win 3 tbs in the 2 matches he beat Djokovic.

and i cant stand djokovic.

Heh I'm not questionining whether it's a valid point. I'm simply starting a thread for things a player says which can only make their next encounter more spicy.

Federer too said something similar about Murray but then again I am a Federer (:worship:) fan. I still wish he had not said anything though. Why give your opponent a kick up the ass they don't need to be even more competitive?

ORGASMATRON
01-21-2009, 08:51 PM
Worst thread ever. Nothing personal but i have to say this since if i said the opposite i would have gotten the same reply. Peace.

habibko
01-21-2009, 09:21 PM
Worst thread ever. Nothing personal but i have to say this since if i said the opposite i would have gotten the same reply. Peace.

MTF is starting to get to you much? :haha:

good thread :yeah: sure it will get bumped up with more future feet in mouths :lol:

btw it's strange how Nadal is never brought up in such controversies, he is sure confining his own thoughts to himself (or his close friends circle), doing a good job with that :rolleyes:

bluefork
01-21-2009, 09:34 PM
MTF is starting to get to you much? :haha:

good thread :yeah: sure it will get bumped up with more future feet in mouths :lol:

btw it's strange how Nadal is never brought up in such controversies, he is sure confining his own thoughts to himself (or his close friends circle), doing a good job with that :rolleyes:

I was also thinking about how Nadal never gets caught up in this kind of stuff. That may partly be because his English isn't as good as Federer/Murray/Djokovic's, so it's hard for him to say anything but "he is very good player, no?" and "unbelievable match" and such. :lol:

But he's also very careful about what he says. I mean, he's even reluctant to call himself the favorite at Roland Garros, when clearly he and everyone else in the world knows he is. Is Nadal's unbelievable (and I mean literally unbelievable) humility really better than more honest but less humble answers from other players? I guess it's really just a matter of opinion.

nkhera1
01-21-2009, 10:50 PM
I think it's a smart move on Nadal's part. Why try to give a player out there extra motivation? Now obviously at this level everyone in the top already has plenty of motivation, but there is no need to add any extra incentive. Besides even if he states what he believes, it's not like it will really change the perception of what everyone else already thinks and then it just makes him look like a sore loser or a baby as we have seen with others.

ORGASMATRON
01-21-2009, 11:45 PM
I was also thinking about how Nadal never gets caught up in this kind of stuff. That may partly be because his English isn't as good as Federer/Murray/Djokovic's, so it's hard for him to say anything but "he is very good player, no?" and "unbelievable match" and such. :lol:

But he's also very careful about what he says. I mean, he's even reluctant to call himself the favorite at Roland Garros, when clearly he and everyone else in the world knows he is. Is Nadal's unbelievable (and I mean literally unbelievable) humility really better than more honest but less humble answers from other players? I guess it's really just a matter of opinion.

:lol: well said. I think Rafa is a very modest guy off the court. He's not gona say anything to start a war of words. Its also easier for him to stay out of it since he is number one. I dont think it matters wether he egst invloved or not actually. Fed and Nole have things under control. If he gets involved as well the top 3 is going to seem insecure.

Tankman
01-21-2009, 11:53 PM
I was also thinking about how Nadal never gets caught up in this kind of stuff. That may partly be because his English isn't as good as Federer/Murray/Djokovic's, so it's hard for him to say anything but "he is very good player, no?" and "unbelievable match" and such. :lol:

But he's also very careful about what he says. I mean, he's even reluctant to call himself the favorite at Roland Garros, when clearly he and everyone else in the world knows he is. Is Nadal's unbelievable (and I mean literally unbelievable) humility really better than more honest but less humble answers from other players? I guess it's really just a matter of opinion.

Yeah. Personally I don't mind Nadal's modest nature off court. I find it quite refreshing, seeing as in my opinion there are already enough players who are keen to say exactly what they think.

Nadal says volumes more with his actions and achievements, and I'd put Tsonga in that category as well - both modest off-court, but completely transformed once they get on it :cool:

Ad Wim
01-22-2009, 12:06 AM
I also didnt like the comments of Djokovic. He has a point as the top 3 is very consisten in GSs and Murray had only one good result, but it is kinda weird to say that Murray is not up there as the favorite for this AO.

Djoko tends to do this outings, also in AO two years ago when he said he was going to be number 1 in the future. Federer then punished him for that, maybe Murray does that as well...

stzenit
01-22-2009, 12:14 AM
Not sure if this should be here but, i am also interested what actually happened here

Safin talking about Roddick

Q: Is there anyone from the top players you havenít managed to build a relationship with?
A: Roddick and I donít talk to each other. We fell out during the Olympic Games in Athens.

Q: What hapenned?
A: I am not going to say anything, itís stupid. But the man has changed and not for the best. Iíve known him, Federer and Hewitt practically since childhood, weíre of the same age, weíve been playing each other forever. I have an excellent relationship with the other two. Federer became more disciplined, serious, a real Swiss. He is a very good person. Once I had to present some one I knew with a racquet and I didnít have one on me. I asked Roger for one and he gave it to me without hesitation. I have wonderful memories about Sampras Ė he treated me really well and I respected him deeply. Just as I respect Agassi.

I think the Australian Open 2006 Program Roddick speaks nicely about Safin etc but reading this i am somewhat confused :lol: would this have created some tension for there meetings??

ORGASMATRON
01-22-2009, 01:00 AM
Q: Is there anyone from the top players you havenít managed to build a relationship with?
A: Roddick and I donít talk to each other. We fell out during the Olympic Games in Athens.

Q: What hapenned?
A: I am not going to say anything, itís stupid. But the man has changed and not for the best. Iíve known him, Federer and Hewitt practically since childhood, weíre of the same age, weíve been playing each other forever. I have an excellent relationship with the other two. Federer became more disciplined, serious, a real Swiss. He is a very good person. Once I had to present some one I knew with a racquet and I didnít have one on me. I asked Roger for one and he gave it to me without hesitation. I have wonderful memories about Sampras Ė he treated me really well and I respected him deeply. Just as I respect Agassi.

I think the Australian Open 2006 Program Roddick speaks nicely about Safin etc but reading this i am somewhat confused :lol: would this have created some tension for there meetings??

This is gold, its obvious that Roger is the nicest guy out there so nothing new there. I never liked 'dick but lately ive stopped hating on him. I guess this means he was what i always thought. Safin is a straight shooter, 'dick is an asshole :haha:

Andi-M
01-22-2009, 01:05 AM
This is gold, its obvious that Roger is the nicest guy out there so nothing new there. I never liked 'dick but lately ive stopped hating on him. I guess this means he was what i always thought. Safin is a straight shooter, 'dick is an asshole :haha:

He is lovely I agree when he owns you and knows he can beat you 100 times out of 100. I wonder if he's as nice to people who actually pose a threat to him.

ORGASMATRON
01-22-2009, 01:08 AM
Sure he is, he's super nice to Nadal. And btw Safin has been Fed in case you dont know.

Fiberlight1
01-22-2009, 01:17 AM
Hahah, yeah.. he was real nice to Nadal when he called his game "one-dimensional" and said it was a shame to lose Wimbledon over a little bit of sunlight :P

Andi-M
01-22-2009, 01:17 AM
How can anyone be horrible to Nadal the guy is too nice! but Fed has criticised Nadal in the past, and has only been playing up the 'fedal love fest' since Nole and now Andy have become threats its basically to piss them off implying they dont belong at the top of the game.

ORGASMATRON
01-22-2009, 01:28 AM
I dont think Roger is doing the fedal love fest to piss off Nole, just Murray. And now Nole has joined in, gotta love it. The fedal love fest has always been there though, its nothing new. They obviously respect each other. Saying that Rafa's game is oe dimensional is just a truth. Im sure Rafa has done more then his fair share to piss Roger off when they are on court. On and off court Rafa is two totally different things, where Roger is pretty much consistent.

habibko
01-22-2009, 08:43 AM
this was gold :worship:

US Open 2008
Q. When asked about his injuries today, mentioning the right ankle as opposed to the left ankle, the other day --
ANDY RODDICK: Isn't it both of them? And a back and a hip?
Q. And when he said there are too many to count.
ANDY RODDICK: And a cramp.
Q. Do you get the sense right now that he is...
ANDY RODDICK: Bird flu.
Q. Lot of things. Beijing hangover.
ANDY RODDICK: Yeah.
Q. He's got pretty long list of illness.
ANDY RODDICK: Anthrax. SARS. Common cough and cold.
Q. Got a lot of things going on with him.
ANDY RODDICK: Sure.
Q. Do you think he's bluffing?
ANDY RODDICK: No, I mean, I'm sure --
Q. The way you're saying it, almost means you feel like...
ANDY RODDICK: No, if it's there, it's there. There's just a lot. You know, he's either quick to call a trainer or he's the most courageous guy of all time. I think it's up for you guys to decide.

next day Djokovic hands Roddick his ass served :o

Djokovic then says something of the sense: clearly I have 16 injuries :wavey:

:lol:

bokehlicious
01-22-2009, 08:55 AM
Federer became more disciplined, serious, a real Swiss.

:spit: hahaha good one Marat :yeah: :silly:

green25814
01-22-2009, 09:00 AM
I dont think Roger is doing the fedal love fest to piss off Nole, just Murray. And now Nole has joined in, gotta love it. The fedal love fest has always been there though, its nothing new. They obviously respect each other. Saying that Rafa's game is oe dimensional is just a truth. Im sure Rafa has done more then his fair share to piss Roger off when they are on court. On and off court Rafa is two totally different things, where Roger is pretty much consistent.

If hes doing it to piss of murray hes an idiot. As far as i can see, murray doesnt care about any of this :lol:

Having said that, i dont think roger is doing a 'fedal' thing or whatever. This is all bullshit being invented by fans/journalists.

reggie1
01-22-2009, 09:47 AM
If anyone knows what happened between Roddick and Marat, could they enlighten me please? :secret:

Magenta
01-22-2009, 10:18 AM
Just starting a thread for memorable quotes that are sure to fire up an opponent leading to "Foot in Mouth" syndrome. Some of course are necessarily better at it (Remember Dijana and "The King is Dead, Long Live the King"? or Srdjan with "You will never lose to him again"?). Feel free to chip in with all quotes that demonstrate how big an arse a player can be :devil:!

Anyway, like parents like son so it seems only fair then to start the thread off with one that Nole may well live to regret.

Told Murray was now being talked about as "third challenger" behind Nadal and Federer, Djokovic said: "Why Andy? What's his ranking and my ranking?

"All the respect to Andy, I like him as a person and as a player. He's done a lot in the last couple months, and he's a very talented player and we can expect him to win some grand slams in the future.

"But you cannot put him as the favourites next to Roger and Rafa and myself here at Australian Open."

Well let's see what transpires. I'll take Andy over Nole to make the final and in the (unlikely) event they both make it, Andy sure is going to be gee'd up to hand Nole a refreshing can of Whoop-Ass.

What exactly is wrong about that quote? Should he have said "yes, you're absolutely right. I have no hope in hell as the number third seed. I'm just going to let journalists shit all over me at press-conferences while Murray finishes me on-court". :retard:

ORGASMATRON
01-22-2009, 10:19 AM
If hes doing it to piss of murray hes an idiot. As far as i can see, murray doesnt care about any of this :lol:

Having said that, i dont think roger is doing a 'fedal' thing or whatever. This is all bullshit being invented by fans/journalists.

Oh beleive me Murray cares now that Djoker has joined in. This creates pressure and no one is immune to pressure. Plus it cant help him that the top 3 is all on form.

Its pretty obvious Roger is doing the fedal thing, if you cant see that you are retarted.

HeretiC
01-22-2009, 11:28 AM
Seams like I will never manage to understand the MTF concept of being concerned more about who said what than who plays how. :shrug:

reggie1
01-22-2009, 01:58 PM
I honestly think Murray doesn't give a rat's what anyone thinks of him. I don't know if it is necessarily a good or a bad thing. He is as stubborn and as bloody minded as hell. The pressers over here will tell you that. He is not remotely image/media conscious, he may be as he gets older (Simon Fuller is now his agent but I would imagine money was the prime motivator behind this move) but at the moment Murray says what he likes and likes what he says. What others say has no effect on him, I really believe this. He actually has a really big ego imo and stuff like this just bounces off of him.

mer
01-22-2009, 02:08 PM
I think the Australian Open 2006 Program Roddick speaks nicely about Safin etc but reading this i am somewhat confused :lol: would this have created some tension for there meetings??
that Safin itw was from 2005. I gues they made up already long time ago.