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Roger to walk away from tennis (??)

lunahielo
04-12-2009, 02:45 AM
Has anyone else seen this? Your thoughts??

"In light of his recent marriage to Mirka Vavrinec, tennis great Roger Federer has decided to walk away from tennis after the Championships at Wimbledon...
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Breaking News: Roger Federer To Walk Away From Tennis by Sergey Zikov (Analyst)

In light of his recent marriage to Mirka Vavrinec, tennis great Roger Federer has decided to walk away from tennis after the Championships at Wimbledon.

It is unknown if he plans to return to the pro circuit, but for now, he intends to focus his attention on his child-to-be and newly wed wife.

"Well, Tiger got to take a year off to be with his kid, why can't I?" said Federer today.

Roger intends to finish his scheduled clay and grass season, then withdraw from the ATP Tour.

Federer is currently one Slam title shy of Pete Sampras' all-time record of 14, and will try to equalize that mark at Roland Garros next month. But that won't be a small task, as four-time champion Rafael Nadal again figures to stand in the way."

Dini
04-12-2009, 02:53 AM
What!??????!!!!!?!!!!

Link please :sobbing:

Dini
04-12-2009, 02:58 AM
Luna please :bigcry:

:Zaz:
04-12-2009, 02:59 AM
I really hope this is a belated April Fools

wildegirl05
04-12-2009, 03:00 AM
:rolleyes: apparently it's some kind of journalistic "experiment". what a stupid concept:

anyways, here's the whole article with source:



In light of his recent marriage to Mirka Vavrinec, tennis great Roger Federer has decided to walk away from tennis after the Championships at Wimbledon.

It is unknown if he plans to return to the pro circuit, but for now, he intends to focus his attention on his child-to-be and newly wed wife.

"Well, Tiger got to take a year off to be with his kid, why can't I?" said Federer today.

Roger intends to finish his scheduled clay and grass season, then withdraw from the ATP Tour.

Federer is currently one Slam title shy of Pete Sampras' all-time record of 14, and will try to equalize that mark at Roland Garros next month. But that won't be a small task, as four-time champion Rafael Nadal again figures to stand in the way.

Look for Andy Murray to also be a force, as he has had a terrific 2009 campaign thus far and has historically given Federer problems.



If you believed a word of this garbage, that is your decision. This was simply an experiment, to find out how many people actually read this because the name "Roger Federer" was in the title.

This is one of the worst pieces of sports journalism in history, yet it was read anyway. So here is my challenge to writers of the tennis community.

The tennis world consists of so much more than just Federer, Nadal, and Murray. And yet, those are the only players who ever get any coverage here.

Why is that? Nobody even bothered to write about Vera Zvonareva dominating Ana Ivanovic at Indian Wells.

And nobody wrote a darn thing about young phenom Victoria Azarenka winning the biggest title of her life at Miami until I took the liberties myself.

My point is, there is a lot more to the tennis world than what we see here. How about Jelena Jankovic reinventing herself at Andalucia? Or Lleyton Hewitt reaching his first clay final in a decade?

Just sayin'.

Let's branch out. Get it done.


source: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/154558-breaking-news-roger-federer-to-walk-away-from-tennis

miura
04-12-2009, 03:00 AM
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Probably some sore loser who decided since his life was worthless he'd have a go at someone succsessful.

Sunset of Age
04-12-2009, 03:01 AM
Is this a Peter Bozo-report, or anything a little more reliable? In the latter case, please post a link. :shrug:

Sunset of Age
04-12-2009, 03:02 AM
Ah. Garbage, again. What a surprise. :rolleyes:
Where's that BARF-smiley when you need it? :shrug:

nobama
04-12-2009, 03:02 AM
God I hate that stupid bleacherreport website. People post articles from there on rf.com all the time. :rolleyes:

Dini
04-12-2009, 03:04 AM
I frigging nearly had a heart attack and tears were streaming down my face and this ends up being a joke!?!!! Thought he'd called it quits for real :sobbing:

:mad::mad:

miura
04-12-2009, 03:05 AM
Why try to bring this up on me in a already shit evening? God I'm looking forward to tomorrow.

miura
04-12-2009, 03:07 AM
I frigging nearly had a heart attack and tears were streaming down my face and this ends up being a joke!?!!! Thought he'd called it quits for real :sobbing:

:mad::mad:
I would need a LIVE press conference to be able to acknowledge that Nadine!

If he quits before next year I will have to force him to play more. At all costs! :hug:

Dini
04-12-2009, 03:08 AM
Why try to bring this up on me in a already shit evening? God I'm looking forward to tomorrow.

Sorry Martin didn't know you were having a shit evening, I just posted in CD's thread in panic and disbelief and in the hope someone would shed the light for me. Sorry again.

Sunset of Age
04-12-2009, 03:10 AM
God I hate that stupid bleacherreport website. People post articles from there on rf.com all the time. :rolleyes:

I despise ANY a site publishing stupid gossip garbage, either being it positive or negative.
What a news this is, anyways. I am a northern European myself, and in our quite-educated-kind of circles, one getting marriaged is rather not than well worth mentioning in the news...

I guess :zzz: is the proper reaction to all of this stupid upset.

lunahielo
04-12-2009, 04:18 AM
Oh, Everybody....I am so sorry..please delete this thread. Only a portion of the article came over my computer...I went to his site and didn't see anything..but..oh, please forgive me...the part that said it was an experiment was not on the site I saw.

I have been so sad..and away from the computer..
I just got back.

I hope you will please forgive me.
I have been crying since I read it.

Luna

Sunset of Age
04-12-2009, 04:21 AM
Oh, Everybody....I am so sorry..please delete this thread. Only a portion of the article came over my computer...I went to his site and didn't see anything..but..oh, please forgive me...the part that said it was an experiment was not on the site I saw.

I have been so sad..and away from the computer..
I just got back.

I hope you will please forgive me.
I have been crying since I read it.

Luna

Luna... no harm done! :hug: :hug: :hug:!!!

lunahielo
04-12-2009, 04:27 AM
Luna... no harm done! :hug: :hug: :hug:!!!


Thank you, but some harm WAS done..and I jumped in too quickly and hurt all of you. So I am so mad at myself for not checking other places before I posted.

I will not do that again.

I cried for about 15 minutes after I read it..then left the house.

I shouldn't be so naive, I guess.

Dini
04-12-2009, 04:30 AM
Oh, Everybody....I am so sorry..please delete this thread. Only a portion of the article came over my computer...I went to his site and didn't see anything..but..oh, please forgive me...the part that said it was an experiment was not on the site I saw.

I have been so sad..and away from the computer..
I just got back.

I hope you will please forgive me.
I have been crying since I read it.

Luna

Luna don't worry. Most people knew that the story was made up in the first place anyway so as Karin said, no harm done ;)

Dini
04-12-2009, 04:32 AM
Thank you, but some harm WAS done..and I jumped in too quickly and hurt all of you. So I am so mad at myself for not checking other places before I posted.

I will not do that again.

I cried for about 15 minutes after I read it..then left the house.

I shouldn't be so naive, I guess.


Well it's not worth worrying about. Take it from me, I was quite shocked, gob smacked and all that, I even cried and I'm not mad at you- not the slightest bit :hug:.

habibko
04-12-2009, 04:59 AM
I frigging nearly had a heart attack and tears were streaming down my face and this ends up being a joke!?!!! Thought he'd called it quits for real :sobbing:

:mad::mad:

Nadine :hug: :hug:

I hope this reporter gets banned from life.

lunahielo
04-12-2009, 05:33 AM
Nadine :hug: :hug:

I hope this reporter gets banned from life.

Me,too.:(
Luna

trickcy
04-12-2009, 05:47 AM
It's OK, Luna :hug:
I was a bit WTF? :confused: when I read it.. but whew.. Thank God it's not true..
Reporter :rolleyes: :(

EternalxJourney
04-12-2009, 05:56 AM
Whew...I believed it for a second. Thank goodness it's not true.

Sunset of Age
04-12-2009, 06:29 AM
Thank you, but some harm WAS done..and I jumped in too quickly and hurt all of you. So I am so mad at myself for not checking other places before I posted.

I will not do that again.

I cried for about 15 minutes after I read it..then left the house.

I shouldn't be so naive, I guess.


No harm done here, like I said! :hug:

Sapeod
04-12-2009, 06:40 AM
Oh, Everybody....I am so sorry..please delete this thread. Only a portion of the article came over my computer...I went to his site and didn't see anything..but..oh, please forgive me...the part that said it was an experiment was not on the site I saw.

I have been so sad..and away from the computer..
I just got back.

I hope you will please forgive me.
I have been crying since I read it.

Luna
:hug: It's O.K Luna. That reporter is the one who screwed things up, not you :D

SUKTUEN
04-12-2009, 07:00 AM
it is just a unreal news~~~

Daniel
04-12-2009, 07:40 AM
No problem Luna :kiss: :hug:

for a moment i believed it was a true article but now i know is fake.

Obey.my.dreamz
04-12-2009, 11:23 AM
u scared the crap out of me!ah,..

biological
04-12-2009, 02:19 PM
I was like :eek: :sad: :eek:

thank christ it's not true. these journos make me so mad :mad:

miura
04-12-2009, 02:55 PM
Sorry Martin didn't know you were having a shit evening, I just posted in CD's thread in panic and disbelief and in the hope someone would shed the light for me. Sorry again.
It's not your fault at all!! :hug:

The retard who wrote it in the first place on the other hand.. what an utter plonker.

Oh, Everybody....I am so sorry..please delete this thread. Only a portion of the article came over my computer...I went to his site and didn't see anything..but..oh, please forgive me...the part that said it was an experiment was not on the site I saw.

I have been so sad..and away from the computer..
I just got back.

I hope you will please forgive me.
I have been crying since I read it.

Luna
No worries! It's not your fault! :hug:

Sunset of Age
04-12-2009, 03:28 PM
It's not your fault at all!! :hug:

The retard who wrote it in the first place on the other hand.. what an utter plonker.

Truer words are hard to find. :yeah:

SUKTUEN
04-12-2009, 04:57 PM
that's OK, forget it my dear~~~

lunahielo
04-12-2009, 06:52 PM
Thanks to everyone for your forgiveness.. :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

Minnie
04-12-2009, 10:33 PM
I only saw the headline of this thread and knew immediately it couldn't possibly be true ... Mirka wouldn't allow it :lol:

clever1980
04-12-2009, 11:45 PM
Thanks to everyone for your forgiveness.. :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

:hug: :hug: :hug:

wackykid
04-13-2009, 06:19 AM
i would believe it only if i have read it with my own eyes coming from a reliable source... and not from forums... news like this in forums needs to complement with reliable link to the source and then i'll believe... so no harm done... :)


regards,
wacky