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tennizen
05-11-2009, 02:57 PM
Can he do it? Discuss.

http://sports.rediff.com/report/2009/may/11/federer-can-still-rattle-nadal.htm

World number two Roger Federer believes his form is improving all the time and that he still has what it takes to rattle number one Rafael Nadal and steal the Spaniard's French Open crown.

The Swiss 13-times Grand Slam winner has yet to win a title this year and has lost in semi-finals twice to Novak Djokovic and twice to Andy Murray as well as falling to Nadal in the Australian Open final.

"I'm happy how I am playing now and it's getting better every week," Federer told a news conference ahead of the Madrid Open clay event.

"It's been rather a tough start to the season considering I haven't won a tournament yet but I think I am very close to turning it all around," he added.

"I have struggled a little bit against my main rivals. I was always very close to beating them. So I just hope I can turn the corner and win those matches.

"I feel the game's right there and that's why I'm aiming high this week."

Federer, 27, said it would not necessarily be a bad thing if he went into the French Open later this month, the only Grand Slam to elude him, not having played Nadal on the Spaniard's favoured clay this season.



Nadal has beaten his predecessor as number one nine times out of 10 on the surface stretching back to the semi-finals at Roland Garros in 2005, his only defeat coming in the final of the Hamburg Masters in 2007.

"I think he's playing the tennis of his life right now," said Federer.

"But still I'm a great believer I can rattle him. I was so close at the Australian Open and Wimbledon.

"Every match has to be played and I know that I have the game to beat him, even if he has beaten me on clay so many times and he knows how to beat me."

OPEN PERSON

Federer is currently without a regular coach and said he is not considering hiring one anytime soon despite his lack of success this year.

"At the moment I am very content with the situation. Things are calm in my team and I'm doing the right things and practising extremely hard to get my game back," he said.

"Of course the main goal for me is the French Open and Wimbledon, trying to regain the Wimbledon crown and trying to win the French Open for the first time.

"But I'm an open person and I'm always looking for ways to improve my game. So if that's talking to somebody else or somebody else giving me advice that's not a problem but at the moment it's not happening."

Cresswekk
05-11-2009, 02:58 PM
Does he really think close matches at AO and Wimbledon mean he can push him at the French Open?

HarryMan
05-11-2009, 03:02 PM
Perhaps by "rattle" he means he could win more than 4 games this time?

JolánGagó
05-11-2009, 03:04 PM
Delusional.

Har-Tru
05-11-2009, 03:06 PM
He'd better tank the French if he wants to have a shot at Wimby. After all, he's not going to beat Nadal.

Nathaliia
05-11-2009, 03:07 PM
I hate when guys are all promises, empty words and no action :silly:.

Warrior
05-11-2009, 03:07 PM
Maybe it'd better if Fed feels like a hunter than hunted.

miura
05-11-2009, 03:12 PM
Lock 'n load!

Harmless
05-11-2009, 03:13 PM
It's all just speculation.
Afterall, we don't know what he meant by "rattle". You know?

Who knows what that's locker-room slang for... :shrug:

FedFan
05-11-2009, 03:13 PM
You always have to believe in your chances, even if they are small.

Do you expect him to admit he can not win?

He remains a champion after all.

finishingmove
05-11-2009, 03:13 PM
"i can still do it without viagra"

HarryMan
05-11-2009, 03:14 PM
I hate when guys are all promises, empty words and no action :silly:.

oh yes thats exactly what we call a 13 slam champion.

Pfloyd
05-11-2009, 03:14 PM
:o

Federer just got married, inappropriate comment.

:p

Sunset of Age
05-11-2009, 03:16 PM
Afterall, we don't know what he meant by "rattle". You know?

Who knows what that's locker-room slang for... :shrug:

:p :devil: :drool: :hearts: :p ;)

Nathaliia
05-11-2009, 03:18 PM
oh yes thats exactly what we call a 13 slam champion.
Someone could have been an excellent lover in his 13 marriages, but it won't matter much to his 14th fiancee when all she gets is hearing "I really still can rattle."

ORGASMATRON
05-11-2009, 03:20 PM
Fed sure knows how to still talk the talk, but can he walk the walk? Sometimes i wonder how he can still be this confident after all those bad losses. Good to see the optimism though.

HarryMan
05-11-2009, 03:23 PM
Someone could have been an excellent lover in his 13 marriages, but it won't matter much to his 14th fiancee when all she gets is hearing "I really still can rattle."

I dont disagree with your intent and I am not suggesting Fed is going to be anywhere close to beating Nadal anywhere from now on (especially on clay), whatever he comments prior to their meeting. But to suggest a 13 time champion is "a guy full of all promises, empty words and no action" is a little absurd.

Caillou
05-11-2009, 03:25 PM
Then Prove It!

rafa_maniac
05-11-2009, 03:27 PM
Oh my god Roger.... Grave. Dig.

HarryMan
05-11-2009, 03:28 PM
AT times I wonder, why can't he just shut the fuck up and let his actions speak for him.

«Ivan»
05-11-2009, 03:28 PM
Can he do it?

"But still I'm a great believer I can rattle him".

:haha::haha:

omg,roger,get a grip,go home and stop being a retard.

ORGASMATRON
05-11-2009, 03:33 PM
:haha::haha:

omg,roger,get a grip,go home and stop being a retard.

:silly:

Benny_Maths
05-11-2009, 03:34 PM
If some random who's never beaten Nadal said he could "still rattle Nadal" you'd probably have people praising him for adopting a winner's mentality. But when Federer does it, he's delusional.:rolleyes:

Beforehand
05-11-2009, 03:54 PM
As usual, I'm not sure I see what caused a storm to brew in such a little teacup.

Johnny Groove
05-11-2009, 03:54 PM
Someone could have been an excellent lover in his 13 marriages, but it won't matter much to his 14th fiancee when all she gets is hearing "I really still can rattle."

:rolls:

At least Roger has played better this year than in 2008. At least he isn't losing to Simon, Karlovic, Blake, Fish, Roddick, etc. etc. anymore and its just the top 4. :shrug:

We'll see how he does this week.

FedFan
05-11-2009, 03:55 PM
If some random who's never beaten Nadal said he could "still rattle Nadal" you'd probably have people praising him for adopting a winner's mentality. But when Federer does it, he's delusional.:rolleyes:


They expect Roger to say: "I have no chance at all, but I will enjoy my stay in Paris." ;)

I don't think he is very confident about winning the French Open, but why should he show his insecurity?

rafa_maniac
05-11-2009, 04:00 PM
They expect Roger to say: "I have no chance at all, but I will enjoy my stay in Paris." ;)

I don't think he is very confident about winning the French Open, but why should he show his insecurity?

He could always try this amazing new thing called not saying anything at all?

Beforehand
05-11-2009, 04:03 PM
He could always try this amazing new thing called not saying anything at all?

That would make for an amazing interview and article.

JolánGagó
05-11-2009, 04:05 PM
If some random who's never beaten Nadal said he could "still rattle Nadal" you'd probably have people praising him for adopting a winner's mentality. But when Federer does it, he's delusional.:rolleyes:

Oh there is always a sweet little thing called "silence". Roger'd do better if he just

http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/6997/ad9da3fbbf30d946a312ea7.gif

rafa_maniac
05-11-2009, 04:06 PM
That would make for an amazing interview and article.

By nothing, I don't literally mean "nothing". ;)

marcRD
05-11-2009, 04:09 PM
Its called staying positive, it is not about beeing delusional. If Federer did not belive he would have any shot at all winning the french he should rather just go and practise on grass. Beeing runner up again in the french would not do him any good at all and would not add to his career anything (except beeing runner up 4 times in a row in the french, some record there!).

I think Federer should think twice about his odds winning the french and if improving his odds in wimbledon by ignoring the french would be a better idea. His odds of winning the french is about 1-2%, for me something must happen to Nadal for him to win french. Either someone like Djokovic plays the match of his life and takes Nadal out or Nadal gets injured, if that happens I would actually rank Federer as the favorite to win the tournament.

FedFan
05-11-2009, 04:11 PM
That would make for an amazing interview and article.


:haha: Very interesting indeed.

The main reason, why Rafatards keep on posting articles about Roger is, because there is someting to discuss about, in contrast to Nadals boring meaningless interviews, no? ;)

Roddickominator
05-11-2009, 04:12 PM
By nothing, I don't literally mean "nothing". ;)

Get out of here with this muggish posting. Federer says what he believes. When an interviewer asks him a question....he isn't going to sugarcoat it and BS the interviewer and all fans who read the article. That is respectable.

rafa_maniac
05-11-2009, 04:14 PM
Federer says what he believes.

I'm sure :hug:

w78dexon_y
05-11-2009, 04:16 PM
"I'm happy how I am playing now and it's getting better every week," Federer told a news conference ahead of the Madrid Open clay event.
yeah, time is working for you. Just wait.

"It's been rather a tough start to the season considering I haven't won a tournament yet but I think I am very close to turning it all around," he added.
yeah, turn to the place #3.

"I have struggled a little bit against my main rivals.

little bit?? lost last 11 matches against Nadal Muurr and Djoker!??

I was always very close to beating them. So I just hope I can turn the corner and win those matches.

THOSE MATCHES? No! tHAT WATER IS UNDER THE BRIDGE, rOG.

"I feel the game's right there and that's why I'm aiming high this week."

THE TIME WILL DISAPPROVE YOU ONCE AGAIN.

JolánGagó
05-11-2009, 04:18 PM
:haha: Very interesting indeed.

The main reason, why Rafatards keep on posting articles about Roger is, because there is someting to discuss about, in contrast to Nadals boring meaningless interviews, no? ;)

I suspect "Rafatards" are quite happy watching the N.1 do his talk on court and leaving all the drama and perfect English declamation for the soon-to-be n.4. ;)

moonlightdance
05-11-2009, 04:20 PM
fed is going about this all wrong. every chance he gets, he should be calling nadal the favorite and one of the best in history, and saying he will try his best but expects to lose his ranking to murray. it worked for nadal last year.

TennisViewer531
05-11-2009, 04:22 PM
Of course you can Roger! Rattle it up! Good luck!

Steelq
05-11-2009, 04:23 PM
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/209/512899137_18e319fc50.jpg?v=0

Serenidad
05-11-2009, 04:39 PM
I mean it is not as if Federer is going to say he has no chance against his main rival, but RIGHT NOW the best rattling he can do is throwing his rattle once he gets done crying.

cmurray
05-11-2009, 04:43 PM
I hate when guys are all promises, empty words and no action :silly:.

the question, Nathii, is when ISN'T that true? :p

Beforehand
05-11-2009, 05:07 PM
the question, Nathii, is when ISN'T that true? :p

:mad: :o

Benny_Maths
05-11-2009, 05:19 PM
fed is going about this all wrong. every chance he gets, he should be calling nadal the favorite and one of the best in history, and saying he will try his best but expects to lose his ranking to murray. it worked for nadal last year.

He would also need to say he needs to play at '100%' to stand any chance before every match.:D

MalwareDie
05-11-2009, 05:27 PM
He would also need to say he needs to play at '100%' to stand any chance before every match.:D

He can not say that because he has never been able to play his best against Mugboar.

Har-Tru
05-11-2009, 05:30 PM
Its called staying positive, it is not about beeing delusional. If Federer did not belive he would have any shot at all winning the french he should rather just go and practise on grass. Beeing runner up again in the french would not do him any good at all and would not add to his career anything (except beeing runner up 4 times in a row in the french, some record there!).

I think Federer should think twice about his odds winning the french and if improving his odds in wimbledon by ignoring the french would be a better idea. His odds of winning the french is about 1-2%, for me something must happen to Nadal for him to win french. Either someone like Djokovic plays the match of his life and takes Nadal out or Nadal gets injured, if that happens I would actually rank Federer as the favorite to win the tournament.

This post is like comunism. It makes an awful lot of sense... except it can't be done.

ORGASMATRON
05-11-2009, 05:34 PM
Its called staying positive, it is not about beeing delusional. If Federer did not belive he would have any shot at all winning the french he should rather just go and practise on grass. Beeing runner up again in the french would not do him any good at all and would not add to his career anything (except beeing runner up 4 times in a row in the french, some record there!).

I think Federer should think twice about his odds winning the french and if improving his odds in wimbledon by ignoring the french would be a better idea. His odds of winning the french is about 1-2%, for me something must happen to Nadal for him to win french. Either someone like Djokovic plays the match of his life and takes Nadal out or Nadal gets injured, if that happens I would actually rank Federer as the favorite to win the tournament.

IOW he should play because you just never know, something could happen to Nadal or Roger could get a fluke win over him :)

dusk
05-11-2009, 05:42 PM
If some random who's never beaten Nadal said he could "still rattle Nadal" you'd probably have people praising him for adopting a winner's mentality. But when Federer does it, he's delusional.:rolleyes:

He is delusional because he believes his game is improving, while the fact is, it has declined drastically.

BackhandMissile
05-11-2009, 05:43 PM
You guys really need to chill. I'd hate to think of the humble pie you would have to eat in the unlikely event that Federer actually beats Nadal at Roland Garros.

As for Wimbledon, nobody apart from Nadal has even come close to making it competitive for several years now. If Federer finds his serve on the day (like he seemed to have for most of the tournament last year) he has a good chance of winning Wimbledon again.

At the US Open he's still unbeaten for a long time.

Like I said in a previous thread I made, until September we won't have the full picture. After that we can look back and see if Federer's really been blown off the radar, if he's still hanging in there, or if he makes a strong comeback. All three are possible.

miura
05-11-2009, 05:51 PM
You guys really need to chill. I'd hate to think of the humble pie you would have to eat in the unlikely event that Federer actually beats Nadal at Roland Garros.

As for Wimbledon, nobody apart from Nadal has even come close to making it competitive for several years now. If Federer finds his serve on the day (like he seemed to have for most of the tournament last year) he has a good chance of winning Wimbledon again.

At the US Open he's still unbeaten for a long time.

Like I said in a previous thread I made, until September we won't have the full picture. After that we can look back and see if Federer's really been blown off the radar, if he's still hanging in there, or if he makes a strong comeback. All three are possible.
I've got good and bad news. The good news is that you seem like a reasonable person with enough insight in the game to know that much can happen in the world of tennis. The bad news is that you are trying to reason with a bunch of rabid monkeys spending their days drivveling over Nadal's reign during the clay court season. It's of no use. If or when their inevitable tale comes to an abrupt end do you think they will hang around to see their own posts bite them in the ass? Oh no my friend, the cheap liquor and mourning sessions will be more than enough soothing in the absence of their hero's glorious reign.

kaylee
05-11-2009, 05:51 PM
I agree - of course Roger thinks he can beat Rafa just as Rafa thinks he can lose in the first round (not likely but hey) - for instance Madrid is at a higher altitude and the player have to get used to the conditions and also the surface.

I will await judgement until the tournament REALLY begins.

ORGASMATRON
05-11-2009, 05:51 PM
You guys really need to chill. I'd hate to think of the humble pie you would have to eat in the unlikely event that Federer actually beats Nadal at Roland Garros.

As for Wimbledon, nobody apart from Nadal has even come close to making it competitive for several years now. If Federer finds his serve on the day (like he seemed to have for most of the tournament last year) he has a good chance of winning Wimbledon again.

At the US Open he's still unbeaten for a long time.

Like I said in a previous thread I made, until September we won't have the full picture. After that we can look back and see if Federer's really been blown off the radar, if he's still hanging in there, or if he makes a strong comeback. All three are possible.

Long term vision is none existant at MTF, you should know that.

Commander Data
05-11-2009, 05:52 PM
I think that is a promising comment from Rog. He is not the Nadal kind of guy that likes others to be the fav. he is more Djokovic style, a person that drives from praising his own chances and believing in them. That is certainly in way egocentric but tennis is an ego sport....


We should give credit to Fed that he still believes in himself after the last couple years. i think he really meant his comments in an honest way, otherwise they wouldn't make sense. So this can give the fans something to look foreward to as he seems to be in good form. Also the fact that he says these things now before Madrid is relevant. He now can and must prove himself and show good tennis in the coming week.

Sunset of Age
05-11-2009, 05:53 PM
I've got good and bad news. The good news is that you seem like a reasonable person with enough insight in the game to know that much can happen in the world of tennis. The bad news is that you are trying to reason with a bunch of rabid monkeys spending their days drivveling over Nadal's reign during the clay court season. It's of no use. If or when their inevitable tale comes to an abrupt end do you think they will hang around to see their own posts bite them in the ass? Oh no my friend, the cheap liquor and mourning sessions will be more than enough soothing in the absence of their hero's glorious reign.

:yeah: Couldn't goodrep you again M.

Arkulari
05-11-2009, 05:53 PM
if Roger doesn't believe on himself, who will? :shrug:
all athletes need confidence that borders into arrogance, no matter whether they express it or not ;)

miura
05-11-2009, 06:00 PM
if Roger doesn't believe on himself, who will? :shrug:
all athletes need confidence that borders into arrogance, no matter whether they express it or not ;)
Of course, and what image would it send out if he said that it was no way he could beat Nadal, both to his fans and the rest of the world?
The obsessed Rafatards around here have absolutely no idea how the life of an athlete works. The only competition most of them are involved with is the weekly struggle down to the unemployment office and fight their way to the queue to get their weekly cheque.

salut235
05-11-2009, 06:07 PM
I think this year Federer is not even going to make the final, he shouldn't only be worrying about Nadal at the french, in fact so far in his clay tournaments he's been losing to other players way before Nadal in the final. I actually think Federer will be upset very soon in the tournament and that his streak of "consecutive semis in grandslams" will be over.

johnny_dhk
05-11-2009, 06:09 PM
No one will ever beat Rafael Nadal on the clay courts of Roland Garros.

cobalt60
05-11-2009, 06:15 PM
Can he do it? Discuss.

http://sports.rediff.com/report/2009/may/11/federer-can-still-rattle-nadal.htm
How about your opinion since you posted it?
:yeah: Couldn't goodrep you again M.
I did it for you.
No one will ever beat Rafael Nadal on the clay courts of Roland Garros.

Most likely very true but if other players did not believe that they could beat Nadal no one would come out to play; plus nothing is ever 100% absolute.

TheWall
05-11-2009, 06:15 PM
No one will ever beat Rafael Nadal on the clay courts of Rolland Garros.
He will get beaten, unless he retires in the few years.

Obviously a RG loss would prove that Nadal had weak competition on clay and a choking rival.

miura
05-11-2009, 06:18 PM
Most likely very true but if other players did not believe that they could beat Nadal no one would come out to play; plus nothing is ever 100% absolute.
Thanks for the rep :)

Some Nadal fans actually thinks it's guaranteed he wins. 100% guaranteed. I can't even begin to imagine how they'd react if Rafa was beaten or had to retire due to an injury :scared:

rafa_maniac
05-11-2009, 06:27 PM
Thanks for the rep :)

Some Nadal fans actually thinks it's guaranteed he wins. 100% guaranteed. I can't even begin to imagine how they'd react if Rafa was beaten or had to retire due to an injury :scared:

Shock, horror, disbelief, and eventual denial. Basically how many Federer fans on this forum are still dealing with his regular losses. :shrug:

tennizen
05-11-2009, 06:32 PM
How about your opinion since you posted it?


My idea in posting this is to promote an intelligent and healthy discussion on MTF. And I can see this is exactly what has resulted. So my opinion is not important.

But since you asked so nicely, I will give it:D

I have a healthy respect for Fed's abilities. And I saw signs of his game's improvements in Rome. So what he stated is really not that much off the mark and he (or Nole) may still be the only ones to take a set or two off Nadal in RG. The only thing I disagree with is that not playing Rafa on clay earlier is of any help to Fed. Hope this helps:D

miura
05-11-2009, 06:32 PM
Shock, horror, disbelief, and eventual denial. Basically how many Federer fans on this forum are still dealing with his regular losses. :shrug:
When Federer is losing by playing poorly after having played a good first set for instance, the first thing that comes to my mind is 'Is it even possible?' and then I'm disgusted for a couple of days. I'm prepared for a loss, I have been for the two last years. I've never jumped around scraming Federer was unbeatable, even in his prime, unlike a good part of the Nadal fans here at MTF does, especially during the clay court season.

miura
05-11-2009, 06:34 PM
My idea in posting this is to promote an intelligent and healthy discussion on MTF.
Haha good one.

That's like dropping a piece of meat into a pond full of pirhanas expecting them to brotherly share it amongst them and eating it with manners. Absolutely pointless.

cobalt60
05-11-2009, 06:36 PM
Thanks for the rep :)

Some Nadal fans actually thinks it's guaranteed he wins. 100% guaranteed. I can't even begin to imagine how they'd react if Rafa was beaten or had to retire due to an injury :scared:

But that's okay when you are a fan; nothing wrong with that. And I don't have a fav between Fed or nadal but I have come to enjoy seeing these two play each other. At least no one just bends over;) And Nadal has definitely improved over the last two years. I think he is always the favorite now when he steps onto the court.

rafa_maniac
05-11-2009, 06:36 PM
When Federer is losing by playing poorly after having played a good first set for instance, the first thing that comes to my mind is 'Is it even possible?' and then I'm disgusted for a couple of days. I'm prepared for a loss, I have been for the two last years. I've never jumped around scraming Federer was unbeatable, even in his prime, unlike a good part of the Nadal fans here at MTF does, especially during the clay court season.

No, you seem level-headed, but "a good part" of the Federer fanbase is still living in a state of perma-denial, and that same part was equally convinced of his invincibility during his prime. Basically when it comes to any player, fans will be fans will be fanboys. Sad but true.

tennizen
05-11-2009, 06:37 PM
When Federer is losing by playing poorly after having played a good first set for instance, the first thing that comes to my mind is 'Is it even possible?' and then I'm disgusted for a couple of days. I'm prepared for a loss, I have been for the two last years. I've never jumped around scraming Federer was unbeatable, even in his prime, unlike a good part of the Nadal fans here at MTF does, especially during the clay court season.

I always expect Nadal to lose anytime even on clay. So you and I may be the exceptions but most Fed fans never thought he would lose any tournament in 2006. And when Nadal starts fading into oblivion, then he will get the same treatment Fed is getting now. It's just the way it goes:lol:

ORGASMATRON
05-11-2009, 06:37 PM
Haha good one.

That's like dropping a piece of meat into a pond full of pirhanas expecting them to brotherly share it amongst them and eating it with manners. Absolutely pointless.

Hahaha awesome post.

wildegirl05
05-11-2009, 06:38 PM
oh good, a thread about fed's quotes :inlove: they are so rare on gm that i had missed them :worship:

hey hema :lol:

miura
05-11-2009, 06:39 PM
No, you seem level-headed, but "a good part" of the Federer fanbase is still living in a state of perma-denial, and that same part was equally convinced of his invincibility during his prime. Basically when it comes to any player, fans will be fans will be fanboys. Sad but true.
Spot on. Every player has some delusional fans, read Rafatards Fedtards, and I agree some Federer-fans on this forum are just beeing redicolous and can't even take costructive critisisms for Roger without screaming out 'Hater!' in the face of the author.

rafa_maniac
05-11-2009, 06:39 PM
I always expect Nadal to lose anytime even on clay.

:lol: Yes but we're "special" Hema.

cobalt60
05-11-2009, 06:39 PM
My idea in posting this is to promote an intelligent and healthy discussion on MTF. And I can see this is exactly what has resulted. So my opinion is not important.

But since you asked so nicely, I will give it:D

I have a healthy respect for Fed's abilities. And I saw signs of his game's improvements in Rome. So what he stated is really not that much off the mark and he (or Nole) may still be the only ones to take a set or two off Nadal in RG. The only thing I disagree with is that not playing Rafa on clay earlier is of any help to Fed. Hope this helps:D

Actually I think your opinion is very important. And it gives credence to you starting the thread;) So thanks for answering :) And I agree with what you stated totally.

tennizen
05-11-2009, 06:40 PM
oh good, a thread about fed's quotes :inlove: they are so rare on gm that i had missed them :worship:

hey hema :lol:

I beat l_mac to it this time:cool:. That's why she's mad and has resorted to bashing me on the ACC thread:sobbing:

cobalt60
05-11-2009, 06:41 PM
Haha good one.

That's like dropping a piece of meat into a pond full of pirhanas expecting them to brotherly share it amongst them and eating it with manners. Absolutely pointless.

One can always have hope of cordial discussion; if you lose that hope you might as well just leave MTF;)

w78dexon_y
05-11-2009, 06:43 PM
rattle Nadal? Yes that's all he can do: rattle. And that's the rattle. I mean this statement.

In order to be back on tracks, Rog has to learn 3 things:

1. To respect other players
2. To conduct himself properly on the court
3. To like Djoker

wildegirl05
05-11-2009, 06:44 PM
I beat l_mac to it this time:cool:. That's why she's mad and has resorted to bashing me on the ACC thread:sobbing:

:awww:

well, at least this time you can trace it back to a reason :hug:

alfonsojose
05-11-2009, 06:45 PM
:o :help:

cobalt60
05-11-2009, 06:46 PM
:o :help:

You disappoint;) I only expect this from you :drool:

fred perry
05-11-2009, 06:47 PM
I can still rattle Nadal....and Mirka can still fit into that string bikini she wore in Monte Carlo 6 years ago...

salut235
05-11-2009, 06:49 PM
The only reason why the Australian Open final was close is because Nadal had an incredibly long semifinal the day before while Federer was 100% fresh and rested. Yet Nadal managed to win convincingly in the 5th set. If Nadal was as rested, it would have gone 3 or 4 sets.

miura
05-11-2009, 06:51 PM
rattle Nadal? Yes that's all he can do: rattle. And that's the rattle. I mean this statement.

In order to be back on tracks, Rog has to learn 3 things:

1. To respect other players
2. To conduct himself properly on the court
3. To like Djoker
Yeah because Roger doesn't respect any other players and he definately doesn't behave on court. Seriously dude, ever since you've joined this forum I'm AMAZED how much bullshit you are able to manufacture. If someone invented a machine that could convert literal shit into fertiliser, you alone could power 50% of the worlds biofueled vehicles and machines.

Does anyone have a list of all the mental institutions in Abu Dhabi? I need to make several phone calls and make them halt the ongoing uncontrolled use of the internet amongst their patients.

Kiedis
05-11-2009, 06:54 PM
Federer has also gave an interview to Marca, the leading Spanish sports newspaper.

Headlines (approximately, my English is not very good :o ):

- Nadal is not invincible

- The Magic Box (Madrid Arena) attracts me more than Roland Garros :eek:

- Madrid deserves to be a Olympic city :bounce:

- I will return to be the number one, but being realistic, not this year :rolleyes:.

http://www.marca.com/multimedia/primeras/09/05/0511.html

rafa_maniac
05-11-2009, 06:54 PM
Yeah because Roger doesn't respect any other players and he definately doesn't behave on court. Seriously dude, ever since you've joined this forum I'm AMAZED how much bullshit you are able to manufacture. If someone invented a machine that could convert literal shit into fertiliser, you alone could power 50% of the worlds biofueled vehicles and machines.

Does anyone have a list of all the mental institutions in Abu Dhabi? I need to make several phone calls and make them halt the ongoing uncontrolled use of the internet amongst their patients.

I'd rep you again if I could.

miura
05-11-2009, 06:56 PM
Federer has also gave an interview to Marca, the leading Spanish sports newspaper.

Headlines (approximately, my English is not very good :o ):

- The Magic Box (Madrid Arena) attracts me more than Roland Garros :eek:


I think he meant the venue was better looking than in Paris. Of course the title there doesn't attract him more than the French Open :lol:

feuselino
05-11-2009, 07:07 PM
Nadal's RG campaign will be an all-out war compared to how easily w78dexon_y will breeze through the field in the ACC tournament at the end of the year...

Rafa#Uno:-)
05-11-2009, 07:33 PM
fed is going about this all wrong. every chance he gets, he should be calling nadal the favorite and one of the best in history, and saying he will try his best but expects to lose his ranking to murray. it worked for nadal last year.

exactly but I suspect need some psyhological help
to be that mature though

fed is all about complex lately....
a really great player can regognize other great player

therefore rafa is more mature and on RG at the french if rafa is fit fed will cry I say 65% sure of it..that he will lose is 110% sure... if they play each other....

Castafiore
05-11-2009, 07:56 PM
I've never jumped around scraming Federer was unbeatable, even in his prime, unlike a good part of the Nadal fans here at MTF does, especially during the clay court season.
Congratulations on never jumping around screaming that Fed was unbeatable. Do you consider yourself as a fair representation of what was written in GM pro-Federer during his domination years?

If you're willing to look beyond the usual bunch of trolls and tards , you'd be surprised to see how many Nadal fans are not expecting him to win every match and be undefeated on clay.

GM and MTF has reached a point where a Nadal fan can't even show that she or he is happy about a victory because that's seen as "gloating".
It's reached a point where you can not say anything critical about Federer because that's seen as premature dancing on a grave.

Certinfy
05-11-2009, 07:58 PM
Did Gasquet give Federer some cocaine?

mikkemus23
05-11-2009, 08:00 PM
To me it seems like he`s setting himself up for another disappointment here...
Why not take it one match at the time, instead of talking about the Nadalrattling, which seems far far away atm.
But, hey, if it should click again, thats allright. But is it going to happen? We`ll see...

Kiedis
05-11-2009, 08:11 PM
To me it seems like he`s setting himself up for another disappointment here...
Why not take it one match at the time, instead of talking about the Nadalrattling, which seems far far away atm.
But, hey, if it should click again, thats allright. But is it going to happen? We`ll see...

Roger must sell his story to his sponsors. The day they think he can't overcome his game slump he will lose a lot of contracts and money.

Federerhingis
05-11-2009, 08:21 PM
:rolls:

At least Roger has played better this year than in 2008. At least he isn't losing to Simon, Karlovic, Blake, Fish, Roddick, etc. etc. anymore and its just the top 4. :shrug:

We'll see how he does this week.

True and that is one of the positives in his season thus far.

Allez
05-11-2009, 08:24 PM
Delusional.

Avon
05-11-2009, 08:37 PM
Delusional.

If Roger wants to believe he can “rattle Nadal” bless, where’s the harm in that. Think what will happen if you disagree and upset him tear’s before bedtime.


:bigcry::bigcry::bigcry::bigcry::bigcry::bigcry:

christallh24
05-11-2009, 08:41 PM
The obsessed Rafatards around here have absolutely no idea how the life of an athlete works. The only competition most of them are involved with is the weekly struggle down to the unemployment office and fight their way to the queue to get their weekly cheque.

I was all set to ignore you until your little unemployment comment. There is alot of good people, through no fault of their own, without a job right now. I found that out of line and a tad heartless.

Some Nadal fans actually thinks it's guaranteed he wins. 100% guaranteed. I can't even begin to imagine how they'd react if Rafa was beaten or had to retire due to an injury.

Umm...not this Rafa fan. I don't think anything is guaranteed. And I can only think of two or three Rafatards specifically that have said that.

As far as how we'd react...well, since I'd hate to think you wish harm on Rafa (that would indeed make you a sick puppy), I'll assume you mean a reoccurence of his already existing knee ailments, when you say "retire due to an injury". We would feel like any other fan of an athlete...sad, disappointed and would hope for the best with his health.

When Federer is losing by playing poorly after having played a good first set for instance, the first thing that comes to my mind is 'Is it even possible?' and then I'm disgusted for a couple of days. I'm prepared for a loss, I have been for the two last years. I've never jumped around scraming Federer was unbeatable, even in his prime, unlike a good part of the Nadal fans here at MTF does, especially during the clay court season.

Oh, please. A good part? Before Wimbledon, there was "a good part" of Federer fans saying Rafa would never win it. A couple of months ago, their was "a good part" of Federer fans saying that Rafa would never win a hard court major. If Roger was still winning up everything from left to right, you would be singing a whole different tune.

That's like dropping a piece of meat into a pond full of pirhanas expecting them to brotherly share it amongst them and eating it with manners. Absolutely pointless.

Pointless, indeed. Idk, you seems as "obsessed" with Rafa fans as Rafa fans are with Rafa.

Ignoring you now.

cocrcici
05-11-2009, 09:20 PM
Go, Roger belief is everything:)

r2473
05-11-2009, 09:21 PM
Hey MTF. I have been reading your comments here and would like to change what I said:

“Nadal is a god and I can't win while being so in awe with his divine light. I am 100%. absolutely ON, healthier than ever, totally focused, no mono, no tiredness, no headcase, but I will never win because my rival is the ultra-GOAT and his mother looks like Scarlett Johansson and his coach is Einstein and I praise him every night before going to sleep and I’m so thankful for having the honour of being arse-kicked by him”.

Love,

Roger

salut235
05-11-2009, 09:39 PM
Just the fact that Federer is using the word "rattle" shows that he's over and he knows that Nadal is too strong. "Oh I believe I can rattle Nadal" oooo lala. Kind of pathetic coming from a so-called greatest champion. Is he afraid to use the words "I can beat Nadal"? Mentally Federer is gone! He doesn't believe 100% in himself, and that's why he won't be able to turn things around.

w78dexon_y
05-11-2009, 09:48 PM
Hey MTF. I have been reading your comments here and would like to change what I said:

“Nadal is a god and I can't win while being so in awe with his divine light. I am 100%. absolutely ON, healthier than ever, totally focused, no mono, no tiredness, no headcase, but I will never win
Love,
Roger

WHAT ABOUT YOUR BACK PAIN? Last time you lost to Djoko, you said that ever since you had had back pain your serve wasn't clicking. You MUSt confirm no back pain, otherwise, latter on once you lose to Fish again, you'll pull it out as an excuse?

Rafa#Uno:-)
05-11-2009, 09:52 PM
if fed will lose the back pain will be mention

I promise

or mirka

or mono

or something else

mentally fed is lost

heya
05-11-2009, 09:56 PM
Roger must sell his story to his sponsors. The day they think he can't overcome his game slump he will lose a lot of contracts and money.Can you ever imagine the despicable world ganging on unfortunate FedererBonaly? He is as valuable as Serena.

sawan66278
05-11-2009, 09:59 PM
Yeah because Roger doesn't respect any other players and he definately doesn't behave on court. Seriously dude, ever since you've joined this forum I'm AMAZED how much bullshit you are able to manufacture. If someone invented a machine that could convert literal shit into fertiliser, you alone could power 50% of the worlds biofueled vehicles and machines.

Does anyone have a list of all the mental institutions in Abu Dhabi? I need to make several phone calls and make them halt the ongoing uncontrolled use of the internet amongst their patients.

:haha::haha::haha::haha:

In all seriousness though, Roger should forget trying to convince himself that he can defeat Rafa on clay. Let's face it: he's making these comments to bolster his own confidence...which has gone the way of the dodo bird. And, he's SO afraid of his legacy being tainted, he has to remind those in the media that he is still "there".

These comments follow his "genius-level" observations about missing his rivalry with Sampras...a man he only played once:rolleyes:

r2473
05-11-2009, 10:03 PM
WHAT ABOUT YOUR BACK PAIN? Last time you lost to Djoko, you said that ever since you had had back pain your serve wasn't clicking. You MUSt confirm no back pain, otherwise, latter on once you lose to Fish again, you'll pull it out as an excuse?

Back is strong. I was repping 100 pounds on the deadlift yesterday. No problems. That is my personal best.

Ultra-Goat Nadal can rep 1500 on the deadlift. He is so strong. When I play him I just stare at his muscles. I'm just a pussy in every way compared to Nadal.

Love,

Roger

freeandlonely
05-11-2009, 10:03 PM
I prefer he doesn't talk much and be really focused.
I still feel he thinks just hunted by Murray/Nole.
Despite his words, I still don't fell he is ready for being a serious hunter(kind of in full force) to Nadal. Just don't feel the serious determination yet.
But I won't underestimate a champion, wish you all the best Roger.
All right, let's see this week first.

Roger, please seriously rogers that,
RAFAL NADAL-IS-THE-MAN-TO-BEAT-RIGHT-NOW
And I hope you seriously think that way as well.

heya
05-11-2009, 10:04 PM
Congratulations on never jumping around screaming that Fed was unbeatable. Do you consider yourself as a fair representation of what was written in GM pro-Federer during his domination years?

If you're willing to look beyond the usual bunch of trolls and tards , you'd be surprised to see how many Nadal fans are not expecting him to win every match and be undefeated on clay.

GM and MTF has reached a point where a Nadal fan can't even show that she or he is happy about a victory because that's seen as "gloating".
It's reached a point where you can not say anything critical about Federer because that's seen as premature dancing on a grave.Actually, some of the Federer whores/their friends tolerated the fact that the Fed whores joined MTF back in 2002 to demand rejection/battles of other fan groups and to call them a bunch of trolls.

the graduate
05-11-2009, 10:05 PM
Dream on Tarantino dream on

Andi-M
05-11-2009, 10:10 PM
Never knows when to button it this Roger.

If he beats Nadal on clay he will get enormous amonts of respect and attention, it wont make any difference if he predicted it or not. so why put the pressure on himself just gives haters an oppurtuninty to ridicule if he dosent 'rattle' Nadal.

scoobs
05-11-2009, 10:11 PM
Remember, Roger, Aerosmith and Run DMC sang

Walk this way

THEN

Talk this way.

Try it that way round, it's much better.

heya
05-11-2009, 10:14 PM
These comments follow his "genius-level" observations about missing his rivalry with Sampras...a man he only played once:rolleyes:
Apparently, hitchhiker contributed the mental patient using the internet comedy bit to the desperate, delusional Fed clown.

w78dexon_y
05-11-2009, 10:17 PM
LOL...I like your response. That means I hit the nail right on its head!
You made my day. Thanx.:)

Yeah because Roger doesn't respect any other players and he definately doesn't behave on court.

you made the point. He DOESN'T! Not only other players, but ROGER FEDERER doesn't have any respect for himself either!

PROOF: Any human being who respect himself would not to go by chair umpire without hand shake.

I don't even need to mention Rog's intimidating poor little ball boys by throwing his emty water botles all around his bench.

Bashing his opponents, (shutting up his opponent's camp while on the court playing - unfamous "BE QUIET!OK?") - not giving the credit to his opponents after they beat him (he was srprised how little Murr improved, it was the rain who beat him in Rome and not Djoker..) ...(I better stop here) - all is seriously undermining and deminishing the legacy he previously made.

So, he better retire now...had he continue at the same speed, few years down the road there might have been nothing left of it (the legacy).

Seriously dude, ever since you've joined this forum I'm AMAZED how much bullshit you are able to manufacture. If someone invented a machine that could convert literal shit into fertiliser, you alone could power 50% of the worlds biofueled vehicles and machines.


since the whole idea is yours (I must admit: a pretty good one!), so you could invent that "shitty" machine you talked about, and then I can shit into it on dayly base, and you can produce biofuel and get rich. I will never charge you for my shit. So, you already found free raw material. :devil:

ISn't that great for your business! (no need to answer here).


Does anyone have a list of all the mental institutions in Abu Dhabi? I need to make several phone calls ....

don't bother. No one will except you there. Your case is way too hopless.

the graduate
05-11-2009, 10:18 PM
its high time Rogi started to respect other players because he is due for a bitchslap in the first round bwahahaha!

heya
05-11-2009, 10:19 PM
Hey MTF. I have been reading your comments here and would like to change what I said:

“Nadal is a god and I can't win while being so in awe with his divine light. I am 100%. absolutely ON, healthier than ever, totally focused, no mono, no tiredness, no headcase, but I will never win because my rival is the ultra-GOAT and his mother looks like Scarlett Johansson and his coach is Einstein and I praise him every night before going to sleep and I’m so thankful for having the honour of being arse-kicked by him”.

Love,

RogerYou forgot: Richard Gasquet will come back with genius talent rivalling only me. Roddick is a failed abortion and Nadal is all muscles and both are bad to my precious multidimensional tennis history.

cobalt60
05-11-2009, 10:21 PM
I take it back- there is no hope.

miura
05-11-2009, 10:39 PM
I was all set to ignore you until your little unemployment comment. There is alot of good people, through no fault of their own, without a job right now. I found that out of line and a tad heartless.

Umm...not this Rafa fan. I don't think anything is guaranteed. And I can only think of two or three Rafatards specifically that have said that.

As far as how we'd react...well, since I'd hate to think you wish harm on Rafa (that would indeed make you a sick puppy), I'll assume you mean a reoccurence of his already existing knee ailments, when you say "retire due to an injury". We would feel like any other fan of an athlete...sad, disappointed and would hope for the best with his health.

Oh, please. A good part? Before Wimbledon, there was "a good part" of Federer fans saying Rafa would never win it. A couple of months ago, their was "a good part" of Federer fans saying that Rafa would never win a hard court major. If Roger was still winning up everything from left to right, you would be singing a whole different tune.

Pointless, indeed. Idk, you seems as "obsessed" with Rafa fans as Rafa fans are with Rafa.

Ignoring you now.
Jog on :ras:

LOL...I like your response. That means I hit the nail right on its head!
You made my day. Thanx.:)

you made the point. He DOESN'T! Not only other players, but ROGER FEDERER doesn't have any respect for himself either!

PROOF: Any human being who respect himself would not to go by chair umpire without hand shake.

I don't even need to mention Rog's intimidating poor little ball boys by throwing his emty water botles all around his bench.

Bashing his opponents, (shutting up his opponent's camp while on the court playing - unfamous "BE QUIET!OK?") - not giving the credit to his opponents after they beat him (he was srprised how little Murr improved, it was the rain who beat him in Rome and not Djoker..) ...(I better stop here) - all is seriously undermining and deminishing the legacy he previously made.

So, he better retire now...had he continue at the same speed, few years down the road there might have been nothing left of it (the legacy).
don't bother. No one will except you there. Your case is way too hopless.
:spit:

You haven't got the faintest clue have you..

Manon
05-11-2009, 10:56 PM
you made the point. He DOESN'T! Not only other players, but ROGER FEDERER doesn't have any respect for himself either!

PROOF: Any human being who respect himself would not to go by chair umpire without hand shake.

I don't even need to mention Rog's intimidating poor little ball boys by throwing his emty water botles all around his bench.

Bashing his opponents, (shutting up his opponent's camp while on the court playing - unfamous "BE QUIET!OK?") - not giving the credit to his opponents after they beat him (he was srprised how little Murr improved, it was the rain who beat him in Rome and not Djoker..) ...(I better stop here) - all is seriously undermining and deminishing the legacy he previously made.

So, he better retire now...had he continue at the same speed, few years down the road there might have been nothing left of it (the legacy).

since the whole idea is yours (I must admit: a pretty good one!), so you could invent that "shitty" machine you talked about, and then I can shit into it on dayly base, and you can produce biofuel and get rich. I will never charge you for my shit. So, you already found free raw material. :devil:

ISn't that great for your business! (no need to answer here).

don't bother. No one will except you there. Your case is way too hopless.

Oh dear God...

Lee
05-11-2009, 10:59 PM
Oh dear God...

I think you figure that out already. :p

w78dexon_y
05-11-2009, 11:07 PM
Oh dear God...

Here's another nice personality all disgusted by my posts!!
That's too bad. I should start feeling shame on myself. The sooner the better. This is just to save the purity of the mind of all those innocents, and those who believe in fair tale stories, yet somehow seemd to be lost in this forum.

There are so many nice people around, and it's all myself who creates all bullshits. If there were not me, the Federer's fans world...(ohh, where am I going?)..the world would look way batter place to live.

Ok, I will improve myself. Promise. Starting as of Madrid MS! If Roger can, I can.

camnation
05-11-2009, 11:09 PM
Its called staying positive, it is not about beeing delusional.
Agreed.
He may be a shadow of his old self, but he's still pretty damn good (I know many people here are gonna want to say "wtf, he sucks!" and I'd like to respectfully disagree, that's all). I'm not a fan of Roger and can admit that.
I hate when people get crucified for every little thing they say, and I don't even disagree with Roger here. What's next? "'Nadal says the". Discuss.?'"

Manon
05-11-2009, 11:09 PM
I think you figure that out already. :p

You know I'm slower than you :p

salut235
05-11-2009, 11:13 PM
Press - Federer said that he believes he can still rattle you, any comment on that?

Nadal - I don't understand question... please what rattal means?

Press - Rattle means to confuse, to disconcert, he can cause you problems...

Nadal - Federer always nice with me, I don't see problem with him. Federer good player, no? I don't understand question.

Press - Federer thinks he can compete with you and be close to beating you, that's what I ment. What is your comment?

Nadal - Oh, well Federer good champion, no? Why not use word "beat", i don't understand the rattal this, rattal that...

Press - He could've I guess, maybe he doesn't think he can beat you, so he said that he can rattle you so it means he can make things close.

Nadal - Ok rattal, hahaha i know new word. Well many players rattal me all the time, no? but I win.

Press - Thank you Nadal.

Nadal - Thank you everybody.

Ilovetheblues_86
05-11-2009, 11:15 PM
LOL...I like your response. That means I hit the nail right on its head!
You made my day. Thanx.:)



you made the point. He DOESN'T! Not only other players, but ROGER FEDERER doesn't have any respect for himself either!

PROOF: Any human being who respect himself would not to go by chair umpire without hand shake.

I don't even need to mention Rog's intimidating poor little ball boys by throwing his emty water botles all around his bench.

Bashing his opponents, (shutting up his opponent's camp while on the court playing - unfamous "BE QUIET!OK?") - not giving the credit to his opponents after they beat him (he was srprised how little Murr improved, it was the rain who beat him in Rome and not Djoker..) ...(I better stop here) - all is seriously undermining and deminishing the legacy he previously made.

So, he better retire now...had he continue at the same speed, few years down the road there might have been nothing left of it (the legacy).


Hahaha all you say is wwrong.
Learn now:
1-Every tennis player has the right to not shake the hand of the umpire if he thinks he was a bad umpire. This happens because the umpire wouldn´t get his job if there werent tennis players.
2-The ball boys can go to hell, they must do their job.
3-Anyone who talks between points must geat a big shut up idiot on his face.
4-Anyone can say what they want about their defeat, this won´t make a player less valuable.

This apply to Nadal, Federer. Also another rule MTF must learn:

5-A player can retire whenever he wants. Novak can too. Deal with it!

miura
05-11-2009, 11:16 PM
So funny I forgot to laugh.

Henry Chinaski
05-11-2009, 11:18 PM
so funny I did actually laugh

Ilovetheblues_86
05-11-2009, 11:18 PM
All players are rats compared to Nadal??:confused:

miura
05-11-2009, 11:19 PM
Ok, I will improve myself. Promise. Starting as of Madrid MS! If Roger can, I can.
Please do. You're entitled your opinion but there is absolutely no need to take discussion down to the gutter with countless arbitrary comments on the matter.

Bilbo
05-11-2009, 11:19 PM
Rafa :lol:

funny guy he is especially his english

JMG
05-11-2009, 11:19 PM
Not bad. :yeah:

out_here_grindin
05-11-2009, 11:21 PM
good now this rivalry can have a little hate and spice.

tangerine_dream
05-11-2009, 11:22 PM
Nadal - Ok rattal, hahaha i know new word. Well many players rattal me all the time, no? but I win.

Good one. :lol:

Byrd
05-11-2009, 11:23 PM
Where's the source?, looks like we got someone with too much time on their hands.

star
05-11-2009, 11:25 PM
Looks like. :rolleyes:

w78dexon_y
05-11-2009, 11:26 PM
Please do. You're entitled your opinion but there is absolutely no need to take discussion down to the gutter with countless arbitrary comments on the matter.

ohhh...you're for 'hit and run' policy? Well, sorry, no. No hit and run for anybody. Gotta pay your bills, ma'am.

Manon
05-11-2009, 11:29 PM
First apologize to all decent people than continue with your crap.

star
05-11-2009, 11:30 PM
121 (124 now) posts on this? Really not worth it.

Sure, at Wimbledon and the AO, Federer has presented a challenge to Nadal. It's not unrealistic for him to make the remark. Earlier in his career Federer complained about not having enough self confidence. I can't remember how many interviews he gave saying that lack of self confidence was the only thing holding him back. So, perhaps he developed this way of thinking and speaking to boost his confidence. I don't know. Just speculating here.

out_here_grindin
05-11-2009, 11:30 PM
In the AO final to rattle Nadal. in the tunnel federer should have turne around pointed his racket full extension at nadal and yelled "Hey Rafy! You going down son!!" with venom in his eyes. It would have been unexpected and rattled Nadal so much that Federer would have cake-walked to the title.

Now he can't do it because he is #2 and comes out 2nd of the tunnel. he would have to yell from behind which just isn't as powerful

FlameOn
05-11-2009, 11:30 PM
There's no way Federer can rattle Nadal on clay. End of discussion.

miura
05-11-2009, 11:32 PM
There's no way Federer can rattle Nadal on clay. End of discussion.
Glad that's settled then. :rolleyes:

I'll phone down to the organizers in Madrid and tell them to just give the trophy to Rafa if there were to be a Fed-Nadal final.

Manon
05-11-2009, 11:34 PM
Glad that's settled then. :rolleyes:

I'll phone down to the organizers in Madrid and tell them to just give the trophy to Rafa if there were to be a Fed-Nadal final.

Martin, you're so wrong. They did not tell you it's Novak trophy already:rolleyes:

:praying::angel:

out_here_grindin
05-11-2009, 11:35 PM
http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/3757/aaasherdognerdtq3hh6.jpg

heya
05-11-2009, 11:37 PM
Anyone can say "I have no need to add extra movement and change."


"(Nadal uncle and media)They made me look a little bit a bad guy". (Tennis Channel"

"I don't have weakness." "I'm relaxed. No more mono. No back pain."

"I have the talent and touch. It's great and beautiful." "I kind of enjoy opponents suffering in hot weather," "I enjoy playing him, not because I beat him," "Gasquet has talent. Roddick serves from a tree." "I'm a little guy returning the serve.

miura
05-11-2009, 11:41 PM
http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/3757/aaasherdognerdtq3hh6.jpg
:haha:

habibko
05-11-2009, 11:43 PM
you know you could have posted your little parody in the Federer statement thread.

Lee
05-11-2009, 11:43 PM
You know I'm slower than you :p

You're always the smarter one. ;)

Manon
05-11-2009, 11:45 PM
You're always the smarter one. ;)

Good, you winked:p

cobalt60
05-11-2009, 11:47 PM
I think some of us should hijack this thread; like in the good old days:p

FlameOn
05-11-2009, 11:48 PM
Glad that's settled then. :rolleyes:

I'll phone down to the organizers in Madrid and tell them to just give the trophy to Rafa if there were to be a Fed-Nadal final.
Well I dunno, look at the evidence. Federer's 1-7 against Nadal on clay (not to mention the walkover their last match on clay basically was), and plenty of those matches were when Federer was at his absolute peak.

w78dexon_y
05-11-2009, 11:51 PM
Hahaha all you say is wwrong.
Learn now:
1-Every tennis player has the right to not shake the hand of the umpire if he thinks he was a bad umpire. This happens because the umpire wouldn´t get his job if there werent tennis players.

Every unsportsman think so.

2-The ball boys can go to hell, they must do their job.
lol...that's exactly what I was pointing out! Let the ball boys go to hell, eh?? lol

3-Anyone who talks between points must geat a big shut up idiot on his face.

where did you get that from? Talkning is not allowed during the points. Between, lol...have you ever watched/played any tennis before?

that's job of the umpire and not the players!! How come Rog failed to stay within the boundary of his limitations?

A true sportsman, if annoyed, would ask the umpire for a help. And the umpire would sort it out. However, TMF (The Mighty Fed) decided to show his mightiness! Nice!



4-Anyone can say what they want about their defeat, this won´t make a player less valuable.
agreed. Not diminishing his playing abilities, but revealing his true awful personality. Compare him to Rafa, who always gives a credit to his opponents, always has nice words for every of his colleagues...

Also another rule MTF must learn:

5-A player can retire whenever he wants. Novak can too. Deal with it! lol...I still think Rog be better off had he retires before FO. Take my word.

morningglory
05-11-2009, 11:57 PM
:lol: the language gap just simply did away with all probability of creating some animosity between those two

00923
05-12-2009, 12:00 AM
Nadal - Ok rattal, hahaha i know new word. Well many players rattal me all the time, no? but I win.



:haha: FTW.

Bascule
05-12-2009, 12:07 AM
Hilarious interview!:haha:

heartbroken
05-12-2009, 12:07 AM
I don't think there's anything "wrong" with what Fed said. As others have pointed out, you must continue to believe in yourself, or you might as well not even bother to show up. A "can do" spirit is a good thing. Now, if I were in Fed's shoes, I don't think I would publicly say that I could "rattle" Nadal. Not because it's a horrible thing to say, but because it could be interpreted as being arrogant or disrespectful. I think the last thing you want to do is provide any extra motivation for Nadal. He's already the best there is on clay, by a pretty wide margin, so why do you want to give him a reason to be ticked off as well?

I also wonder who he is trying to convince with these comments? Reporters? Fans? Nadal? Himself? All of the above? I still believe that Fed can be a threat to anyone, even to Nadal on clay. Nobody is unbeatable, and it's not impossible to think of Fed playing a great match, and having a chance to win. But no amount of talk is going to help him beat Nadal, and that talk may make matters worse. If you truly believe in yourself, just go out and show it on the court. Nadal may seem a little boring with comments like "I'll try my best", but I think it's always best to let your tennis do the talking. You're not going to receive a trophy for the press conference... :D

batavlada
05-12-2009, 12:40 AM
He won this interview, no?

Corey Feldman
05-12-2009, 12:41 AM
cant believe the amount of you who are believing this

Henry Chinaski
05-12-2009, 12:45 AM
it's too good to be a parody. if it is then this dude is a genius

tennizen
05-12-2009, 12:46 AM
135 posts. I am a genius:worship:

batavlada
05-12-2009, 12:47 AM
Probably it is a parody, no?

Press - Federer said that he believes he can still rattle you, any comment on that?

Nadal - I don't understand question... please what rattal means?

Lee
05-12-2009, 12:47 AM
I think some of us should hijack this thread; like in the good old days:p

The infestation is all over GM, how many threads we can hijack?

cobalt60
05-12-2009, 12:47 AM
135 posts. I am a genius:worship:

Damn; the things one does for v-cash.

tennizen
05-12-2009, 12:51 AM
Damn; the things one does for v-cash.

:lol: It's not about v-cash.

Ilovetheblues_86
05-12-2009, 12:52 AM
Every unsportsman think so.


lol...that's exactly what I was pointing out! Let the ball boys go to hell, eh?? lol



where did you get that from? Talkning is not allowed during the points. Between, lol...have you ever watched/played any tennis before?

that's job of the umpire and not the players!! How come Rog failed to stay within the boundary of his limitations?



A true sportsman, if annoyed, would ask the umpire for a help. And the umpire would sort it out. However, TMF (The Mighty Fed) decided to show his mightiness! Nice!



agreed. Not diminishing his playing abilities, but revealing his true awful personality. Compare him to Rafa, who always gives a credit to his opponents, always has nice words for every of his colleagues...

He's

Also another rule MTF must learn:

lol...I still think Rog be better off had he retires before FO. Take my word.

You care so much about sportsmanship, but this doesn´t exist, it's bullshit created for people to attack some guys who try everything to win. Only doping is agaisnt sportsmanship because is cheating. If you are not cheating you should use whatever you want to take advantage in the game. Roger was too kind in the past, now he heas the right to do whatever he wants. Don't compare him to Nadal, Nadal doesn´t have the pressure of being called the GOAT yet. ;)
About the shut up, we don´t know if Novak´s parents were saying shit to him all the game, he was macho to say that. N'Yeah, I play tennis since I was kid.
You simply don't like him. Admmit it. You are Djokovic.

cobalt60
05-12-2009, 12:53 AM
:lol: It's not about v-cash.

I knew that :rolls:

cobalt60
05-12-2009, 12:55 AM
The infestation is all over GM, how many threads we can hijack?

Last time I tried to hijack a thread, Raging Lamb closed it. Last I saw of Verd for a while after that too;)

GlennMirnyi
05-12-2009, 01:02 AM
How dumb must someone be to live in an English-speaking tour and not know what rattle means?

Forehander
05-12-2009, 01:09 AM
omg this is hilarious!

Forehander
05-12-2009, 01:12 AM
Good to know he's practicing hard again

GlennMirnyi
05-12-2009, 01:13 AM
Ah of course this isn't true.

moonlightdance
05-12-2009, 01:13 AM
How dumb must someone be to live in an English-speaking tour and not know what rattle means?

geez, even the fake stuff stirs the hate inside you. why are you always so grouchy?


Edit:
Ah of course this isn't true.

ahh, i see you realized it wasn't real, sorry then!

Forehander
05-12-2009, 01:13 AM
I don't think there's anything "wrong" with what Fed said. As others have pointed out, you must continue to believe in yourself, or you might as well not even bother to show up. A "can do" spirit is a good thing. Now, if I were in Fed's shoes, I don't think I would publicly say that I could "rattle" Nadal. Not because it's a horrible thing to say, but because it could be interpreted as being arrogant or disrespectful. I think the last thing you want to do is provide any extra motivation for Nadal. He's already the best there is on clay, by a pretty wide margin, so why do you want to give him a reason to be ticked off as well?

I also wonder who he is trying to convince with these comments? Reporters? Fans? Nadal? Himself? All of the above? I still believe that Fed can be a threat to anyone, even to Nadal on clay. Nobody is unbeatable, and it's not impossible to think of Fed playing a great match, and having a chance to win. But no amount of talk is going to help him beat Nadal, and that talk may make matters worse. If you truly believe in yourself, just go out and show it on the court. Nadal may seem a little boring with comments like "I'll try my best", but I think it's always best to let your tennis do the talking. You're not going to receive a trophy for the press conference... :D

This is the MTF, there's always something wrong.

Lee
05-12-2009, 01:14 AM
Last time I tried to hijack a thread, Raging Lamb closed it. Last I saw of Verd for a while after that too;)

That's a factor too :o And innocent posts being deleted. :p

Forehander
05-12-2009, 01:20 AM
That's a factor too :o And innocent posts being deleted. :p

I know. I once posted a pretty good thread title named: WWW: Koellerer vs Prime Sampras on grass and was deleted for absolute no reason.

shotgun
05-12-2009, 01:25 AM
Press - Federer said that he believes he can still rattle you, any comment on that?

Nadal - I don't understand question... please what rattal means?

Press - Rattle means to confuse, to disconcert, he can cause you problems...

Nadal - Federer always nice with me, I don't see problem with him. Federer good player, no? I don't understand question.

Press - Federer thinks he can compete with you and be close to beating you, that's what I ment. What is your comment?

Nadal - Oh, well Federer good champion, no? Why not use word "beat", i don't understand the rattal this, rattal that...

Press - He could've I guess, maybe he doesn't think he can beat you, so he said that he can rattle you so it means he can make things close.

Nadal - Ok rattal, hahaha i know new word. Well many players rattal me all the time, no? but I win.

Press - Thank you Nadal.

Nadal - Thank you everybody.

:haha: Great work. Very funny. :yeah:

Forehander
05-12-2009, 01:27 AM
this is fake? rofl this is intelligent stuff :haha:

Ten_Isse_Fan
05-12-2009, 01:27 AM
Oh there is always a sweet little thing called "silence". Roger'd do better if he just

http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/6997/ad9da3fbbf30d946a312ea7.gif
If only you'd live by what you praise more often

heya
05-12-2009, 01:59 AM
Usually the shitty person in 2002 is still the same shitty person at age 27. Except, this time, ex-players and brainwashed opponents sleep better at night by believing they should smile, surrender, retire from tennis, and be nothing but intimidated crappy players.

vamosinator
05-12-2009, 02:13 AM
I guess Federer has no inner confidence so he's talking outwardly in a way he thinks will lift his inner confidence. I think he's been doing that for a while now but it may be adding to his pressures and resulting in 6-2 fifth set meltdown. He needs to play-up the underdog tag to reduce the pressure on him, but I don't think he's smart enough to realise this. Or maybe he's so weak mentally that it hurts him to talk-up others. I don't think he can solve this problem if thats the case. Maybe a shrink could help solve it though.

MrChopin
05-12-2009, 02:30 AM
I guess Federer has no inner confidence so he's talking outwardly in a way he thinks will lift his inner confidence. I think he's been doing that for a while now but it may be adding to his pressures and resulting in 6-2 fifth set meltdown. He needs to play-up the underdog tag to reduce the pressure on him, but I don't think he's smart enough to realise this. Or maybe he's so weak mentally that it hurts him to talk-up others. I don't think he can solve this problem if thats the case. Maybe a shrink could help solve it though.

Maybe you should call and tell him this plan, because that's a real think tank solution right there. Forget improving your tennis and closing out matches that you are winning... just talk the other guy up and play underdog.

I'll bet if you told him about MTF's "the voting favorite always loses" rule, he'd create 100 sock puppets to always have himself as the MTF underdog. But on his own, he's too dumb to realize this.

vamosinator
05-12-2009, 02:44 AM
^^ It's always better to be the underdog publicly. That doesn't mean you don't believe you can win, it means you are giving the impression to others that you aren't the favorite (and thats a realistic status in Federer's case anyway) and this gives you an incentive to then prove the public wrong. That is a powerful incentive. Instead Federer is trying to convince the public he is great by telling them in interviews. So he's doing the reverse, when he should be proving himself with performance.

Skyward
05-12-2009, 03:01 AM
Usually the shitty poster in 2002 is still the same shitty poster in 2009.

Very true

TennisViewer531
05-12-2009, 03:12 AM
"rattal" very funny! :worship:

star
05-12-2009, 03:25 AM
I don't think there's anything "wrong" with what Fed said. As others have pointed out, you must continue to believe in yourself, or you might as well not even bother to show up. A "can do" spirit is a good thing. Now, if I were in Fed's shoes, I don't think I would publicly say that I could "rattle" Nadal. Not because it's a horrible thing to say, but because it could be interpreted as being arrogant or disrespectful. I think the last thing you want to do is provide any extra motivation for Nadal. He's already the best there is on clay, by a pretty wide margin, so why do you want to give him a reason to be ticked off as well?

I also wonder who he is trying to convince with these comments? Reporters? Fans? Nadal? Himself? All of the above? I still believe that Fed can be a threat to anyone, even to Nadal on clay. Nobody is unbeatable, and it's not impossible to think of Fed playing a great match, and having a chance to win. But no amount of talk is going to help him beat Nadal, and that talk may make matters worse. If you truly believe in yourself, just go out and show it on the court. Nadal may seem a little boring with comments like "I'll try my best", but I think it's always best to let your tennis do the talking. You're not going to receive a trophy for the press conference... :D

Himself and Nadal.

This isn't much different than what Federer has been saying for some years now.

heya
05-12-2009, 03:45 AM
Domination for the next ten years didn't happen. Poor Fed trolls are reduced to doing personal attacks. Stubborn and desperate people finally left Church Federina's forum.

Mimi
05-12-2009, 03:48 AM
sorry for my bad English, what does rattle means? :confused::eek:

vamosinator
05-12-2009, 03:53 AM
Rattle is a toy used by babies :baby:

Turquoise
05-12-2009, 05:42 AM
sorry for my bad English, what does rattle means? :confused::eek:

disconcert, disrupt, get under someone's skin...

Mimi
05-12-2009, 07:07 AM
thank you :wavey:
disconcert, disrupt, get under someone's skin...

ORGASMATRON
05-12-2009, 08:39 AM
sorry for my bad English, what does rattle means? :confused::eek:

Its something that i do on a consistent basis to theRAFA. Observe...

Rattle is a toy used by babies :baby:

Smart reply you genius you.

Mimi
05-12-2009, 08:52 AM
:couple::inlove: are you doing this one? not suitable for those under 18 :rolls:

Its something that i do on a consistent basis to theRAFA. Observe...



Smart reply you genius you.

TennisViewer531
05-12-2009, 10:51 AM
:wavey: :D :eek:

pica_pica
05-12-2009, 04:06 PM
From Federer's words, maybe he has got some fire back now?
I hope this is real motivation. Then we're going to have a very watchable Big 4. He's the one left out now.

brent-o
05-12-2009, 04:13 PM
bahahaha I almost fell out of my chair laughing at this quote. It's one thing for Federer to believe he can beat Nadal (which I'm sure his ego still tells him), and that's fine. But he thinks he can "rattle" him. Seriously.

amonb
05-12-2009, 08:16 PM
From Federer's words, maybe he has got some fire back now?
I hope this is real motivation. Then we're going to have a very watchable Big 4. He's the one left out now.Next he'll be saying "I can still rattle Murray!!!" :haha:

star
05-12-2009, 08:19 PM
Its something that i do on a consistent basis to theRAFA. Observe...



Smart reply you genius you.

Any objective instance that actually rattled, The Rafa? Or are you just wishing too? ;)

andreevforehand
05-13-2009, 02:37 AM
Maybe it'd better if Fed feels like a hunter than hunted.

Maybe it's better if Federer shuts the hell up. And returns to his native planet.

w78dexon_y
05-13-2009, 02:48 AM
Maybe it's better if Federer shuts the hell up. And returns to his native planet.

this makes sense to me. :worship:

Lourdes
05-13-2009, 03:20 AM
He can rattle him but he can't defeat him.

MrChopin
05-13-2009, 04:28 AM
All Fed needs to do to rattle Nadal is to kick over a water bottle.

Jōris
05-13-2009, 09:02 AM
From my experience a rattle can be used to stop a baby from crying. Bit of an unfortunate choice of words there.

vamosnadal
05-13-2009, 09:16 AM
Every year he comes out with the same things!:D:D

"I've figured him out on clay", "I'm getting closer - I'll do it this year!"...

Roger, you got your butt kicked the last time you met on this surface. Have faith in yourself, believe you're the best - after all look at what you have done in the game. Perhaps ease off on the chat though hey? Until you actually do something against him on clay that backs it up. The chat he comes out with is so unnecessary!

andreevforehand
05-14-2009, 08:59 PM
All Fed needs to do to rattle Nadal is to kick over a water bottle.

Hah, you mean the only way he can? Nadal probably would have a mental breakdown though, it's true.

Hagar
05-14-2009, 09:01 PM
Roger is right. He has all it takes to beat Nadal. Unfortunately he usually does not do it when he is playing him, to the big frustration of his fans. But if he serves well, plays agressively, comes to the net, plays his own game, he should be able to win from Nadal. I still think that Roger has more weapons against Nadal than Djokovic.

star
05-14-2009, 11:42 PM
Roger is right. He has all it takes to beat Nadal. Unfortunately he usually does not do it when he is playing him, to the big frustration of his fans. But if he serves well, plays agressively, comes to the net, plays his own game, he should be able to win from Nadal. I still think that Roger has more weapons against Nadal than Djokovic.

I think it is not so much the weapons Federer has against Nadal, but rather the weapons Nadal has against Federer.

luie
05-14-2009, 11:46 PM
I think it is not so much the weapons Federer has against Nadal, but rather the weapons Nadal has against Federer.
Yep I have to agree those killa moonballs are destructive.:eek:

calvinhobbes
05-15-2009, 12:17 AM
Yep I have to agree those killa moonballs are destructive.:eek:

Piggy brought the brute force to tennis and that´s what makes tennis lovers -players and fans-miserable. Nobody accepts this beautiful sport to be a matter of brutal pushing and all imagine a day in which the antidote should be discovered. I´m sure Roger dreams to be the one - the chaman, the saviour- to bring forth the remedy, and this wishful thinking frequently reflects in his interviews. . . . . . .

rofe
05-15-2009, 01:57 AM
Piggy brought the brute force to tennis and that´s what makes tennis lovers -players and fans-miserable. Nobody accepts this beautiful sport to be a matter of brutal pushing and all imagine a day in which the antidote should be discovered. I´m sure Roger dreams to be the one - the chaman, the saviour- to bring forth the remedy, and this wishful thinking frequently reflects in his interviews. . . . . . .

I think a lot of tennis lovers like Nadal so I don't agree about that but I think you have pretty good insight into Fed's way of thinking. There is a mix of self-pity and nostalgia about the state of tennis that leaks out in his interviews.

salut235
05-15-2009, 01:58 AM
I didn't want to start a new thread, but I want to say something about Federer... One of the main reasons why I'm happy that he's not winning anymore and why people like Nadal, Murray, Djokovic are gaining the upper hand on him is because of how he behaves. The way he looks at his opponents for example when he's serving is really annoying. especially when he's about to win. It's as if he looks like "I'm better", it's very arrogant. Also sometimes like with Sampras or Agassi or Nadal, they also had confidence when they look but it seems natural and not overdone, but with Federer it looks forced and arrogant.

the graduate
05-15-2009, 03:00 AM
the only thing he can rattle is his wife s coochie

vamosinator
05-15-2009, 03:40 AM
^^ Wouldn't be so sure about that. His arm looks very frail.

heya
05-15-2009, 07:05 AM
I think it is not so much the weapons Federer has against Nadal, but rather the weapons Nadal has against Federer.
Fee might call you a troll each time you say this.
salut235, be aware of Fee. She and Action Jackson will look for your posts to see how often you post about Federer.

Chiseller
05-17-2009, 03:48 PM
what an arrogant prick, as if he could even take a set from Nadal. Someone please bring him down to earth.

superslam77
05-17-2009, 03:50 PM
what an arrogant prick, as if he could even take a set from Nadal. Someone please bring him down to earth.

say what?? lol applies to who?

Kip
05-17-2009, 03:55 PM
He is right. He can rattle and even beat Nadal, but he has to get out of his own way.

MacTheKnife
05-17-2009, 03:55 PM
Well Nadal did look rattled to me today.

Chiseller
05-17-2009, 03:56 PM
say what?? lol applies to who?

missed by [--------------------------] that much

Commander Data
05-17-2009, 04:00 PM
I hate when guys are all promises, empty words and no action :silly:.

Fed defeat Nadal 6:4 6:4 :p

Commander Data
05-17-2009, 04:01 PM
what an arrogant prick, as if he could even take a set from Nadal. Someone please bring him down to earth.

Indeed, what an arrogant Motherf.... :rolleyes:

FlameOn
05-17-2009, 04:03 PM
Fed defeat Nadal 6:4 6:4 :p
Nadal basically gifted him the match. He was horrible. :D

MacTheKnife
05-17-2009, 04:03 PM
Indeed, what an arrogant Motherf.... :rolleyes:

I know, that's why you never make dumb ass comments like that. I usually just ignore those dumb asses.

nisha
05-17-2009, 04:07 PM
lol

HarryMan
05-17-2009, 04:07 PM
Now we know what Fed meant by rattling Nadal. It meant absolute schooling. :D

TennisViewer531
05-17-2009, 04:08 PM
Rattled indeed. Kudos for the two for a good match, I still preferred the Nadal-Djokovic semifinal though...

http://www.tennisguru.net/2009/05/17/madrid-masters-federer-wins-first-title-of-2009/

magnoliaewan
05-17-2009, 04:08 PM
I didn't want to start a new thread, but I want to say something about Federer... One of the main reasons why I'm happy that he's not winning anymore and why people like Nadal, Murray, Djokovic are gaining the upper hand on him is because of how he behaves. The way he looks at his opponents for example when he's serving is really annoying. especially when he's about to win. It's as if he looks like "I'm better", it's very arrogant. Also sometimes like with Sampras or Agassi or Nadal, they also had confidence when they look but it seems natural and not overdone, but with Federer it looks forced and arrogant.

I seriously have no idea what you're talking about. Federer is not arrogant on-court at all. He just looks calm and collected most of the time. It's Nadal who looks like an arrogant prick on-court.

Anyways, everyone could shut up now because Federer not only "rattled" Nadal today, he even beat him so I guess he can back up what he says.

Matt01
05-17-2009, 04:10 PM
Indeed, what an arrogant Motherf.... :rolleyes:


I agree ;)

Chiseller
05-17-2009, 04:11 PM
wow, not the smartest ppl around here, I was the one who bumped the thread, now go back to the drawing board and have a lesson of irony.

ShotmaKer
05-17-2009, 04:15 PM
how ironic... lol

Pfloyd
05-17-2009, 04:17 PM
"I can still rattle Nadal (with a little help from my friends)"

;)

NadalSharapova
05-17-2009, 04:18 PM
but federer will still be made to eat bagels and breadsticks should they meet at the french.

tennizen
05-17-2009, 04:20 PM
Fedtards, thank me :cool:

Dini
05-17-2009, 04:22 PM
:bowdown: :bowdown:

rofe
05-17-2009, 04:27 PM
but federer will still be made to eat bagels and breadsticks should they meet at the french.

Hah, didn't you say that Nadal will school him in the final?

Most Fed fans know that Nadal will win RG but I love it when people like you get foot in mouth disease.

ShotmaKer
05-17-2009, 04:28 PM
Hah, didn't you say that Nadal will school him in the final?

Most Fed fans know that Nadal will win RG but I love it when people like you get foot in mouth disease.

Hahaha could not agree more!

Chiseller
05-17-2009, 04:28 PM
The first 9 Pages, cba to waste another 5 minutes.

Delusional.

I hate when guys are all promises, empty words and no action :silly:.

Then Prove It!

Oh my god Roger.... Grave. Dig.

AT times I wonder, why can't he just shut the fuck up and let his actions speak for him.

:haha::haha:

omg,roger,get a grip,go home and stop being a retard.

Oh there is always a sweet little thing called "silence". Roger'd do better if he just

http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/6997/ad9da3fbbf30d946a312ea7.gif

yeah, time is working for you. Just wait.


yeah, turn to the place #3.



little bit?? lost last 11 matches against Nadal Muurr and Djoker!??



THOSE MATCHES? No! tHAT WATER IS UNDER THE BRIDGE, rOG.



THE TIME WILL DISAPPROVE YOU ONCE AGAIN.

I suspect "Rafatards" are quite happy watching the N.1 do his talk on court and leaving all the drama and perfect English declamation for the soon-to-be n.4. ;)

Shock, horror, disbelief, and eventual denial. Basically how many Federer fans on this forum are still dealing with his regular losses. :shrug:

rattle Nadal? Yes that's all he can do: rattle. And that's the rattle. I mean this statement.

In order to be back on tracks, Rog has to learn 3 things:

1. To respect other players
2. To conduct himself properly on the court
3. To like Djoker

:o :help:

I can still rattle Nadal....and Mirka can still fit into that string bikini she wore in Monte Carlo 6 years ago...

The only reason why the Australian Open final was close is because Nadal had an incredibly long semifinal the day before while Federer was 100% fresh and rested. Yet Nadal managed to win convincingly in the 5th set. If Nadal was as rested, it would have gone 3 or 4 sets.

Did Gasquet give Federer some cocaine?

Delusional.

Just the fact that Federer is using the word "rattle" shows that he's over and he knows that Nadal is too strong. "Oh I believe I can rattle Nadal" oooo lala. Kind of pathetic coming from a so-called greatest champion. Is he afraid to use the words "I can beat Nadal"? Mentally Federer is gone! He doesn't believe 100% in himself, and that's why he won't be able to turn things around.

its high time Rogi started to respect other players because he is due for a bitchslap in the first round bwahahaha!

I take it back- there is no hope.

Let's finish with that
There's no way Federer can rattle Nadal on clay. End of discussion.

green25814
05-17-2009, 04:35 PM
:devil: :devil: :devil:

Avon
05-17-2009, 04:36 PM
Well I never when, I heard Roger won today I thought it was against Tim Henman at Wimbledon but no it was a real tournament. Well done Roger you can still beat a puffed out Rafa

:worship:

Commander Data
05-17-2009, 04:36 PM
Nadal basically gifted him the match. He was horrible. :D

Nadal was pretty bad, I agree. But Fed still had to go out there and beat him. who knows what would have happened if Fed would not have saved those BP with great play?

Shaz
05-17-2009, 04:38 PM
Awesome Fed!

Matt01
05-17-2009, 04:50 PM
but federer will still be made to eat bagels and breadsticks should they meet at the french.


:lick:

tennisfan444
05-17-2009, 04:53 PM
proof positive! The day belongs to Roger! If Rafa plays that bad the rest of the year, its back to number one!!!

Avon
05-17-2009, 05:02 PM
Awesome Fed!

I didn’t get to see the match in which way awesome? Did he do that thing at the end with the trophy where he start’s crying and shows us just what a bad looser/Winner * he is.
Rodger Federer a cry baby and a legend he ticks all the boxes.

* Delete as appropriate

habibko
05-17-2009, 05:13 PM
haha perfect gloating thread, to be honest many vulgar haters among Nadal fans deserve the gloating, but I'm inspired by Federer's graceful demeanour during the match and in victory, so I won't say anything.

I guess what they feel now is good enough Karma :)

marcRD
05-17-2009, 05:19 PM
The way people were disrespecting Federer for simply stating that he belives he can still do some damage against Nadal on clay was just disgusting. All kicking an old dog who appears to be dead, it just isnt classy. They had it coming, I expect some revenge gloating when Federer loses in RG, but the dog isnt dead and he will show up in full force in his favorite tournaments, Wimbledon and Usopen.

faboozadoo15
05-17-2009, 05:36 PM
GOAT thread

Hagar
05-17-2009, 05:54 PM
Roger is right. He has all it takes to beat Nadal. Unfortunately he usually does not do it when he is playing him, to the big frustration of his fans. But if he serves well, plays agressively, comes to the net, plays his own game, he should be able to win from Nadal. I still think that Roger has more weapons against Nadal than Djokovic.

Voilà, quod erat demonstrandum. Roger has what it takes to win against Nadal. :D

marcRD
05-17-2009, 06:23 PM
Overall Federer is a better matchup for Nadal on clay than Djokovic but when Nadal is not 100% I think the reverse should be true. Federers forehand and serve is just much more deadly than Djokovics, when Nadal is tired and his forehand+serve is clicking he can really shorten rallies unlike Djokovic and thereby play by his rules on clay against Nadal. If Nadal gets tired before the final in RG Federer will have a golden oppurtunity (by golden I mean somewhere close to 50-50).

tennizen
07-16-2009, 07:21 PM
My idea in posting this is to promote an intelligent and healthy discussion on MTF. And I can see this is exactly what has resulted. So my opinion is not important.

But since you asked so nicely, I will give it:D

I have a healthy respect for Fed's abilities. And I saw signs of his game's improvements in Rome. So what he stated is really not that much off the mark and he (or Nole) may still be the only ones to take a set or two off Nadal in RG. The only thing I disagree with is that not playing Rafa on clay earlier is of any help to Fed. Hope this helps:D

I always expect Nadal to lose anytime even on clay. So you and I may be the exceptions but most Fed fans never thought he would lose any tournament in 2006. And when Nadal starts fading into oblivion, then he will get the same treatment Fed is getting now. It's just the way it goes:lol:

I think I turned things around for Fed by starting this thread :worship:

tennizen
07-16-2009, 07:28 PM
Thanks for the rep :)

Some Nadal fans actually thinks it's guaranteed he wins. 100% guaranteed. I can't even begin to imagine how they'd react if Rafa was beaten or had to retire due to an injury :scared:

Wow, you are a big time jinxer:lol:

habibko
07-17-2009, 12:13 AM
lol and people were making fun of Fed's comment, Fed ALWAYS proves his doubters WRONG :worship: :devil:

MIMIC
07-17-2009, 12:18 AM
lol and people were making fun of Fed's comment, Fed ALWAYS proves his doubters WRONG :worship: :devil:

:confused:

Federer didn't "rattle" Nadal. Soderling did.

luie
07-17-2009, 12:18 AM
lol and people were making fun of Fed's comment, Fed ALWAYS proves his doubters WRONG :worship: :devil:
Fed is very arrogant, he just doesn't know when to go away,after being humilated by nadull @ AO ,smashing his raquet & then made a statment like fed must be "balls of steel" or the biggest bullsh*ter around.

luie
07-17-2009, 12:19 AM
:confused:

Federer didn't "rattle" Nadal. Soderling did.
I think he meant Madrid.

habibko
07-17-2009, 12:24 AM
I think he meant Madrid.

that and taking #1 back obviously.

guga2120
07-17-2009, 12:37 AM
:confused:

Federer didn't "rattle" Nadal. Soderling did.

His knees rattled him in Paris, that was it.

Soderling, really rattled him in Rome.;)