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Federer: 'Nadal is only human'

hcfoo
05-25-2009, 05:44 PM
CNN -- Roger Federer has exclusively told CNN he feels he could beat reigning champion Rafael Nadal at this year's French Open in Paris, because despite winning the last four tournaments the Spaniard is "only human."

The world number two is hoping this year will prove to be a turning point after suffering three consecutive final defeats to Nadal at Roland Garros.

"He's won four straight times here in Paris which shows how tough he is, but if you play him the right way there's chances, he is only human and we wait for that moment when he is not at his best and hopefully that will be this year," the Swiss said.

The 27-year-old certainly started the right way if he is to mount a succesful challenge, beating Alberto Martin 6-4 6-3 6-2 in under two hours to advance to the second round, setting up a clash with either Jose Acasuso or Santiago Ventura.

Federer's win is another positive result to add to the good form that saw him complete his first victory over Nadal in almost two years when taking the Madrid Open title.

"I feel good, that's most important, I'm confident and feel like I can beat the best and win again.

"I had a good Australian Open and I came through some back problems, so I feel like I'm playing better and moving better." Federer added.

Meanwhile, world number one and top seed Nadal, started his record fifth defense of the French Open title in similarly imperious fashion, beating Brazilian qualifier Marcos Daniel 7-5, 6-4, 6-3.

Though the defending champion was forced to work for his win, having to battle from behind against the 30-year-old Daniel in the first two sets. One of two Russians, Igor Kunitsyn or Teimuraz Gabashvili, await Nadal in the second round for the 22-year-old.

Despite hoping to emerge as victor at the event, Federer lavished praise on the man who had a 33-match unbeaten run on clay before losing to the Swiss in Madrid.

"I think (Nadal's) biggest strength is his movement on clay, he's by far the best, day-in-day out he never lets go and mentally he's become very strong . He's been able to adapt and against the best he's never gone five sets. That's impressive."

Via: http://edition.cnn.com/2009/SPORT/05/25/tennis.federer.nadal.open/

What do you guys think about this article?

Dini
05-25-2009, 05:45 PM
Bumping material. :yeah:

Arkulari
05-25-2009, 05:45 PM
if Roger doesn't believe on himself, who will?
if he thinks he has a shot he can at least take a set from Rafa, if not, he'll get badly beaten like last year :shrug:
still, I don't think he'll win :o

MrChopin
05-25-2009, 05:48 PM
Federer is arrogant. Nadal is not only human... he has some horse in him.

BackhandMissile
05-25-2009, 05:48 PM
What do you guys think about this article?

Pretty straightforward and well said by Federer. Winning 4 RG's on the trot requires something special and is a huge achievement. Having said that, Nadal can have his off-days (Madrid being the latest example), and if Federer or Djokovic (or even someone else) catch him on an off-day, and play top tennis (the way Federer did today) then of course he can lose.

Noleta
05-25-2009, 05:50 PM
Nadal is human?really?:bolt::sobbing::bigcry:

RagingLamb
05-25-2009, 05:50 PM
...he is only human and we wait for that moment when he is not at his best and hopefully that will be this year," the Swiss said.

Hopefully he'll have a bad day so I can finally "beat" him.

Pathetic Excellent.

Noleta
05-25-2009, 05:50 PM
Hopefully he'll have a bad day so I can finally "beat" him.

Pathetic Excellent.

I think Fed will want to beat a top shaped Rafa:pi mean that's the way to do it what's the point otherwise:confused:

habibko
05-25-2009, 05:53 PM
Nadal is human?really?:bolt::sobbing::bigcry:

I thought he was a piggy, oh wait...

anyway, nothing wrong with what Fed said :shrug:

Dini
05-25-2009, 05:53 PM
I think Fed will want to beat a top shaped Rafa:pi mean that's the way to do it what's the point otherwise:confused:

The point otherwise is a career grand slam. ;) Agassi beat a nobody a not so perfect player in the final of the FO and got his career GS. No one remembers the opponent, but everyone remembers Agassi's accomplishment.

Har-Tru
05-25-2009, 05:54 PM
Is he human, or is he dancer?

Noleta
05-25-2009, 06:00 PM
The point otherwise is a career grand slam. ;) Agassi beat a nobody a not so perfect player in the final of the FO and got his career GS. No one remembers the opponent, but everyone remembers Agassi's accomplishment.

I don't know that only started watching with interest sinds 2005:)but i think there's alot of difference between the press back then and now:shrug:

This is Sparta
05-25-2009, 06:01 PM
He's a true spartan, which is more than human

Certinfy
05-25-2009, 06:03 PM
Finally Federer thinking positive about his chances against Nadal :)

pica_pica
05-25-2009, 06:04 PM
Only Human :lol:
NR8_lV_ISdo


Well I think Federer is becoming more and more opportunistic in thinking! :lol:
But there's nothing wrong in this, luck is an element in any sport.
If he keeps trying and believing in himself, why, maybe he can catch a Rafa on his bad office day or even avoid him and get an RG title!

feuselino
05-25-2009, 06:06 PM
<fanboy>Federer A+ on clay beats Nadal A+ on clay. However, Federer A loses to Nadal A, Federer A- loses to Nadal B, Federer B loses to Nadal C and so on...
I can't back this up, so don't ask. Just my feeling... so Federer, even when Nadal is at his best, you can beat him when you are at your best as well!</fanboy>

federernadalfan
05-25-2009, 06:06 PM
http://nwitha.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/no_shit_sherlock.jpg

Garson007
05-25-2009, 06:13 PM
"He's won four straight times here in Paris which shows how tough he is, but if you play him the right way there's chances, he is only human and we wait for that moment when he is not at his best and hopefully that will be this year,"

Mmm. We? I get the feeling Roger doesn't want to meet him and hoping someone else takes him out. :lol:

Manon
05-25-2009, 06:14 PM
Hopefully he'll have a bad day so I can finally "beat" him.

Pathetic Excellent.

Arrogancy, here I am...

recessional
05-25-2009, 06:15 PM
Only Human :lol:
NR8_lV_ISdo


Well I think Federer is becoming more and more opportunistic in thinking! :lol:
But there's nothing wrong in this, luck is an element in any sport.
If he keeps trying and believing in himself, why, maybe he can catch a Rafa on his bad office day or even avoid him and get an RG title!

I love that song. :awww:

Haven't listened to it in forever, though...

MrChopin
05-25-2009, 06:19 PM
Well I think Federer is becoming more and more opportunistic in thinking! :lol:
But there's nothing wrong in this, luck is an element in any sport.
If he keeps trying and believing in himself, why, maybe he can catch a Rafa on his bad office day or even avoid him and get an RG title!

It does not count if Rafa is not at his very best, and if Rafa is at his very best, he does not lose.

Garson007
05-25-2009, 06:32 PM
It does not count if Rafa is not at his very best, and if Rafa is at his very best, he does not lose.
All GS titles count - always.

Chiseller
05-25-2009, 06:44 PM
All GS titles count - always.

No and that's why Nadal has never won Wimbledon nor AO.

marcRD
05-25-2009, 06:45 PM
Hopefully he'll have a bad day so I can finally "beat" him.

Pathetic Excellent.

Federer is one of the few players who has proven he can beat Nadal on clay when he is having a bad day, actually only Ferrero has beaten Nadal the latest years but then Nadal was truly injured.

groundstroke
05-25-2009, 06:45 PM
Nadal is only human... look what Federer does to him in this video? Could you imagine being in Nadal's place?
AR7do5BFgzA

The part where the scoreline reads: Federer 5 -0 Nadal, imagine how Nadal felt? Complete murder. Nadal is only human.

FedFan_2007
05-25-2009, 06:46 PM
Why do 'tards get on Roger's case for only stating the obvious. Rafa at 100% can't be beaten by anyone.

Manon
05-25-2009, 06:48 PM
Why do 'tards get on Roger's case for only stating the obvious. Rafa at 100% can't be beaten by anyone.

85-90%. 100 % Nadal gives 3-4 games per match.

azinna
05-25-2009, 06:51 PM
Weird. It's like Federer gave himself a backhanded compliment.

fred perry
05-25-2009, 06:51 PM
rogi exudes class and grace. expect when he has an empty water bottle in hand and no ball boy in sight.

FedFan_2007
05-25-2009, 06:53 PM
Roger is tired of winning the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship award.

FedFan_2007
05-25-2009, 06:54 PM
85-90%. 100 % Nadal gives 3-4 games per match.

That's true. Forgive my slip up.

Guy Haines
05-25-2009, 06:59 PM
Is he human, or is he dancer?

:lol: "He's only human, of flesh and blood he's made
He's only human, born to make mistakes..."

Also, this is Roger's coded message to Rafa:

"The tears I cry aren't tears of pain
They're only to hide my guilt and shame
I forgive you, now I ask the same of you
While we were apart, I was human too"

r3d_d3v1l_
05-25-2009, 07:05 PM
Sure Federer is confident with the latest vitory against Nadal. But it´s not good to be that confident, because when things don´t go turn well as expected, the mental recovery will be harder.

prima donna
05-25-2009, 07:06 PM
:lol: "He's only human, of flesh and blood he's made
He's only human, born to make mistakes..."

Also, this is Roger's coded message to Rafa:

"The tears I cry aren't tears of pain
They're only to hide my guilt and shame
I forgive you, now I ask the same of you
While we were apart, I was human too"
Don't you think you're a little too old to be behaving as a member of Rafael's harem ?

Garson007
05-25-2009, 07:10 PM
Don't you think you're a little too old to be behaving as a member of Rafael's harem ?
(S)he could have grown up with her/his parent's music. :D/

Guy Haines
05-25-2009, 07:14 PM
Don't you think you're a little too old to be behaving as a member of Rafael's harem ?

Don't you think you're too old for such flagrant Troll Stroll antics?

It's a joke, has nothing to do with harems. And the song choice suits my horribly advanced (teen of the late '80s) age.

Garson007
05-25-2009, 07:16 PM
And the song choice suits my horribly advanced (teen of the late '80s) age.
The 80's had the best music. Power ballads. \o/

Vaccine
05-25-2009, 07:30 PM
"I had a good Australian Open and I came through some back problems, so I feel like I'm playing better and moving better." Federer added.

so now he's making other excuses for why did he lose in Australia. What a pathetic and sore loser he is. I hope he never wins Roland Garros, he just doesn't deserve it :o

FedFan_2007
05-25-2009, 07:33 PM
so now he's making other excuses for why did he lose in Australia. What a pathetic and sore loser he is. I hope he never wins Roland Garros, he just doesn't deserve it :o

What because you said so? Stop with your clownish posts.

star
05-25-2009, 07:40 PM
Finally Federer thinking positive about his chances against Nadal :)

Federer has always spoken quite positively about his chances of beating Nadal. :confused:

He's said he knows how to beat him etc. etc. etc. Remember that time when Federer said once he beat someone, he could beat them all the time? Federer is always positive about his abilities to beat people -- at least in his interviews. I don't know how he feels inside.

I much prefer it when Federer is talking about beating Nadal.

MIMIC
05-25-2009, 07:45 PM
Same song and dance, 4 years running.

Har-Tru
05-25-2009, 07:50 PM
Federer is actually giving us his secret formula to beat Nadal in code. Look at the lyrics of the song "Human" by The Killers.

I did my best to notice
When the call came down the line he's clearly telling us he has to go for shots down the line
Up to the platform of surrender
I was brought but I was kind

And sometimes I get nervous
When I see an open door self-explanatory
Close your eyes, clear your heart
Cut the cord it means you have to get some lucky net cords in order to win

Are we human or are we dancer? clearly he got some help from Ljubo
My sign is vital, my hands are cold
And I'm on my knees looking for the answer
Are we human or are we dancer?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6r4KT8-VX0

Acer
05-25-2009, 07:59 PM
Federer is arrogant. Nadal is not only human... he has some horse in him.
Don't you mean pig?

scarecrows
05-25-2009, 08:42 PM
What do you guys think about this article?

that you should have let l_mac start the thread about this

scarecrows
05-25-2009, 08:44 PM
so now he's making other excuses for why did he lose in Australia.

where did he say that?

some more english lessons, pronto

superslam77
05-25-2009, 08:54 PM
Is he human, or is he dancer?

:haha:

andylovesaustin
05-25-2009, 08:58 PM
There is just something about Roger Federer's tone that is so very smug.. seriously.

So Roger just assumes he'll make it to the AO final because he is Roger Federer, GOAT, after all.

Man, it would just be sweet if Roger didn't even make it to the final.

icedevil0289
05-25-2009, 08:59 PM
There is just something about Roger Federer's tone that is so very smug.. seriously.

So Roger just assumes he'll make it to the AO final because he is Roger Federer, GOAT, after all.

Man, it would just be sweet if Roger didn't even make it to the final.

say what?:confused:

andylovesaustin
05-25-2009, 09:04 PM
say what?:confused:

Yep.. that's what I said.

:armed:

Actually, I'd like to see Novak beat him!

icedevil0289
05-25-2009, 09:07 PM
Yep.. that's what I said.

:armed:

Actually, I'd like to see Novak beat him!

okay. I still don't see what fed said that was so arrogant. He basically said that if he plays well he has a chance and he gave a shit load of credit to nadal.

Jaz
05-25-2009, 09:08 PM
There is just something about Roger Federer's tone that is so very smug.. seriously.

So Roger just assumes he'll make it to the AO final because he is Roger Federer, GOAT, after all.

Man, it would just be sweet if Roger didn't even make it to the final.

Bitter :rolleyes:

Tells the truth, a player must believe that Nadal is human to WIN. If you defeat yourself like Murray and Djoker have by conceding they will not win they won't.

Credit to Federer for such a mental turnaround these last few weeks.

Dini
05-25-2009, 09:08 PM
okay. I still don't see what fed said that was so arrogant. He basically said that if he plays well he has a chance and he gave a shit load of credit to nadal.

Well people nowadays don't want to read. :shrug:

icedevil0289
05-25-2009, 09:09 PM
Well people nowadays don't want to read. :shrug:

I guess. I mean I know fed has said arrogant things in the past, but this isn't one of them. Actually he basically admitted that if rafa is at his best, he is impossible to beat on clay.

Dini
05-25-2009, 09:11 PM
I guess. I mean I know fed has said arrogant things in the past, but this isn't one of them. Actually he basically admitted that at rafa's best vs. his best on clay=rafa will win.

No, he'll remain the EgoKing/Prick of the tour, no matter what he says or does. :yeah:

Igaarg
05-25-2009, 09:11 PM
:haha:Is he human, or is he dancer?

andylovesaustin
05-25-2009, 09:13 PM
okay. I still don't see what fed said that was so arrogant. He basically said that if he plays well he has a chance and he gave a shit load of credit to nadal.

Roger is just annoying.

It's the fact he just assumes he'll be in the final. :rolleyes:

Hey.. Rafa isn't even thinking that far ahead.

Man.. I'd love it Novak would rain on his parade!.. I'd love it if Andy Roddick would spoil his little party, too, but...that ain't gonna to happen.

I can dream, can't I?:help:

:armed:

recessional
05-25-2009, 09:13 PM
Roger is just annoying.

It's the fact he just assumes he'll be in the final. :rolleyes:

Hey.. Rafa isn't even thinking that far ahead.

Man.. I'd love it Novak would rain on his parade!.. I'd love it if Andy Roddick would spoil his little party, too, but...that ain't gonna to happen.

I can dream, can't I?:help:

:armed:

What? Are we even reading the same article here?

Dini
05-25-2009, 09:14 PM
Yes, everyone can dream! :D

icedevil0289
05-25-2009, 09:14 PM
Roger is just annoying.

It's the fact he just assumes he'll be in the final. :rolleyes:

Hey.. Rafa isn't even thinking that far ahead.

Man.. I'd love it Novak would rain on his parade!.. I'd love it if Andy Roddick would spoil his little party, too, but...that ain't gonna to happen.

I can dream, can't I?:help:

:armed:

Here's an idea. Maybe they asked him about nadal and his streak on clay or whatever that is where his answers came from.

Sunset of Age
05-25-2009, 09:17 PM
Roger is just annoying.

It's the fact he just assumes he'll be in the final. :rolleyes:

Hey.. Rafa isn't even thinking that far ahead.

Man.. I'd love it Novak would rain on his parade!.. I'd love it if Andy Roddick would spoil his little party, too, but...that ain't gonna to happen.

I can dream, can't I?:help:

:armed:

Keep on dreaming.

andylovesaustin
05-25-2009, 09:21 PM
Bitter :rolleyes:

Tells the truth, a player must believe that Nadal is human to WIN. If you defeat yourself like Murray and Djoker have by conceding they will not win they won't.

Credit to Federer for such a mental turnaround these last few weeks.


Bitter? :confused:

Why should I be bitter?:confused:

Because of Andy's losing streak against Roger? :retard:

I'm not that invested in Andy Roddick. It's nice when he surprises me, but he rarely surprises me. ;)

Can't a girl just not be a fan of Roger Federer?

:armed:

Dini
05-25-2009, 09:23 PM
Can't a girl just not be a fan of Roger Federer?

Of course you can but don't make up :bs: in the process. ;)

marcRD
05-25-2009, 09:27 PM
Bitter? :confused:

Why should I be bitter?:confused:

Because of Andy's losing streak against Roger? :retard:

I'm not that invested in Andy Roddick. It's nice when he surprises me, but he rarely surprises me. ;)

Can't a girl just not be a fan of Roger Federer?

:armed:

andylovesaustin is not that invested in Andy Roddick? Really? :D

Signature: "STOP Roger Federer now! " :lol:

When did you then start to get emotionaly invested on Federer? Was it perhaps Wimbledon 2003? Wimbledon 2004? Wimbledon 2005? USOPEN 2006? Australian Open 2007?

Vida
05-25-2009, 09:28 PM
fed is rarely outright arrogant, though that word can mean many different things, which makes the issue that more blurry. and he is usually correct in his assessments of the state of the game or his opponents. but something aint right definitely.

take what he said about andy murray after that dubai R1 loss last year. everything he said was true, on point. murray is gonna grind and grind if he keeps playing like that. of course he was more elaborate, and it was all boldly accurate. but that taken into context in which it was said. 2nd loss to a young upstart who has been all respectful to him. murray was what, 20 y old? a freaking kid beats a legend and the legend spits in his mouth by saying hes gonna grind and grind to the rest of his days? sorry, but that might not be arrogance, but is certainly wrong.

same is here. he bluntly plays the "day off" card against rafa. layed out and read in a beat there is nothing wrong with that either. completely legitimate. but between the lines, thats bull as well. just not cool for anyone to have hat mindset, esp someone of his stature.

but once you think about it, check his his "gut check" record, look at the clowns hes streamed through the ages, and which he is still streaming I might add, put a bit of joyful tears - mixed with those of sorrow. it all makes perfect sense.

Dini
05-25-2009, 09:31 PM
The alternative is PR gloss. I know which I prefer. :shrug:

Vida
05-25-2009, 09:31 PM
andylovesaustin must be that girl who sneaked into that presser andy held last years IW, asking him 'whether he has a gf'?:lol:

finishingmove
05-25-2009, 09:32 PM
nadal is a wookie

andylovesaustin
05-25-2009, 09:35 PM
andylovesaustin must be that girl who sneaked into that presser andy held last years IW, asking him 'whether he has a gf'?:lol:

Uh.. no.. That would NOT be me!

Mechlan
05-25-2009, 09:41 PM
Roger is just annoying.

It's the fact he just assumes he'll be in the final. :rolleyes:

Hey.. Rafa isn't even thinking that far ahead.

Man.. I'd love it Novak would rain on his parade!.. I'd love it if Andy Roddick would spoil his little party, too, but...that ain't gonna to happen.

I can dream, can't I?:help:

:armed:

Are you drunk?

No seriously, where in this article does he say he's going to be in the final?

andylovesaustin
05-25-2009, 09:42 PM
fed is rarely outright arrogant, though that word can mean many different things, which makes the issue that more blurry. and he is usually correct in his assessments of the state of the game or his opponents. but something aint right definitely.

take what he said about andy murray after that dubai R1 loss last year. everything he said was true, on point. murray is gonna grind and grind if he keeps playing like that. of course he was more elaborate, and it was all boldly accurate. but that taken into context in which it was said. 2nd loss to a young upstart who has been all respectful to him. murray was what, 20 y old? a freaking kid beats a legend and the legend spits in his mouth by saying hes gonna grind and grind to the rest of his days? sorry, but that might not be arrogance, but is certainly wrong.

same is here. he bluntly plays the "day off" card against rafa. layed out and read in a beat there is nothing wrong with that either. completely legitimate. but between the lines, thats bull as well. just not cool for anyone to have hat mindset, esp someone of his stature.

but once you think about it, check his his "gut check" record, look at the clowns hes streamed through the ages, and which he is still streaming I might add, put a bit of joyful tears - mixed with those of sorrow. it all makes perfect sense.

This is what I'm talking about, right here. It's nearly a sort of passive aggressive type of behavior or smugness.

To tell you the truth, I really lost respect for Roger when he sobbed throughout the entire awards ceremony at the A.O.
It's not so much that he cried. I'm not opposed to men crying.
But it was more that he made the whole awards ceremony about him. It was just very awkward. I mean even when Rafa was getting his trophy, Roger was standing there crying. After I realized nobody died, I really just thought it was very poor sportsmanship on Roger's part.

I was even rooting for Roger to win the match, but after his behavior I didn't feel sorry for him at all.

AFter that ceremony, I've seen Roger in a whole new light.

marcRD
05-25-2009, 09:44 PM
andylovesaustin, I would much prefer you beeing emotionaly invested in Andy than beeing emotionaly invested in Federer losing. It is really sad that someone can hate someone so much he/she becomes obsessed in that person. Ignore the things you dont like in life and try to enjoy the things you like. There are few things more true in life than that sentence.

l_mac
05-25-2009, 09:46 PM
andylovesaoustin, are you 13, a troll or just mentally challenged?

Troll.

scarecrows
05-25-2009, 09:46 PM
andylovesaoustin, are you 13, a troll or just mentally challenged?

l_mac
05-25-2009, 09:46 PM
Federer is arrogant. Nadal is not only human... he has some horse in him.
Reported.
Hopefully he'll have a bad day so I can finally "beat" him.

Pathetic Excellent.

:lol:

Why is this a thread? A better thread to start would be one based on Fed's comments "Have the press forgotten I exist?" :rolls:

A poor effort.

andylovesaustin
05-25-2009, 09:47 PM
Are you drunk?

No seriously, where in this article does he say he's going to be in the final?

Well if Roger #2 in the world plans on beating Rafa #1 in the world, well isn't the only place they'll meet at RG is in the final? Aren't they the first and second seeds?

l_mac
05-25-2009, 09:49 PM
Well if Roger #2 in the world plans on beating Rafa #1 in the world, well isn't the only place they'll meet at RG is in the final? Aren't they the first and second seeds?

Read the article again :hug:

Vida
05-25-2009, 09:49 PM
am I going mad or did scarecrows post AFTER Lmac quoted him?

andylovesaustin
05-25-2009, 09:50 PM
andylovesaustin, I would much prefer you beeing emotionaly invested in Andy than beeing emotionaly invested in Federer losing. It is really sad that someone can hate someone so much he/she becomes obsessed in that person. Ignore the things you dont like in life and try to enjoy the things you like. There are few things more true in life than that sentence.

Give me a friggin break.

You Federer fans are sure "sensitive."

My goodness.. all this "hate." I don't know Roger Federer enough to love or hate him.

I just want him to lose! LOL

l_mac
05-25-2009, 09:50 PM
am I going mad or did scarecrows post AFTER Lmac quoted him?

Magic?

Or have they given me supermod powers?

We'll never know.

scarecrows
05-25-2009, 09:52 PM
am I going mad or did scarecrows post AFTER Lmac quoted him?

that's the brand new MTF serves, now with cyberspace time travel

Dini
05-25-2009, 09:52 PM
MTF is messed up, it's been doing that since god knows when. And I thought they had sorted the servers out. :awww:

Vida
05-25-2009, 09:54 PM
phew. thank god. I suspected I was insane, but its good to find out the its the SYSTEM thats wrong.

Dini
05-25-2009, 09:55 PM
l_mac btw, where has Roger complained about answering questions about Nadal? :scratch:

andylovesaustin
05-25-2009, 09:56 PM
Read the article again :hug:


Roger Federer has exclusively told CNN he feels he could beat reigning champion Rafael Nadal at this year's French Open in Paris, because despite winning the last four tournaments the Spaniard is "only human."

The world number two is hoping this year will prove to be a turning point after suffering three consecutive final defeats to Nadal at Roland Garros.


I would imagine Rogelio is talking about getting to the final at RG, right?

l_mac
05-25-2009, 09:57 PM
l_mac btw, where has Roger complained about answering questions about Nadal? :scratch:

Dunno, it was a posted on the tennis.com ticker.

marcRD
05-25-2009, 09:57 PM
Give me a friggin break.

You Federer fans are sure "sensitive."

My goodness.. all this "hate." I don't know Roger Federer enough to love or hate him.

I just want him to lose! LOL

Fair enought. :lol:

Dini
05-25-2009, 09:57 PM
I would imagine Rogelio is talking about getting to the final at RG, right?

Did Roger really say that bold bit you highlighted? :eek:

l_mac
05-25-2009, 09:58 PM
I would imagine Rogelio is talking about getting to the final at RG, right?
Look at Federer's quotes.

scarecrows
05-25-2009, 09:58 PM
Troll.

that would be you

I'll go for the mentally challenged version

l_mac
05-25-2009, 09:58 PM
that would be you


Unbelievable.

Dini
05-25-2009, 09:59 PM
Dunno, it was a posted on the tennis.com ticker.

Okay. Do you know in what context he said it in?

Mechlan
05-25-2009, 10:00 PM
Well if Roger #2 in the world plans on beating Rafa #1 in the world, well isn't the only place they'll meet at RG is in the final? Aren't they the first and second seeds?

He didn't say he plans on beating Rafa in the final, that's something you said.

It was actually a compliment to Nadal, suggesting that if he wanted to win the title he would likely have to go through Rafa.

I think you're reading way too much into this. I can find plenty of really inflammatory stuff that Fed has said if you're interested.

andylovesaustin
05-25-2009, 10:02 PM
Did Roger really say that bold bit you highlighted? :eek:

He wasn't "quoted" as saying it, but apparently Roger feels he can beat Rafa at RG.

Where else is Roger planning to beat Rafa--on a practice court?

Dini
05-25-2009, 10:03 PM
He wasn't "quoted" as saying it, but apparently Roger feels he can beat Rafa at RG.

Where else is Roger planning to beat Rafa--on a practice court?

OK and he's arrogant for saying that he believes he can win?! :o

Uh, what do you want him to say? "Oh, I'm going to bend over and play the usual BP conversion rubbish that I always do"

Get a grip.

l_mac
05-25-2009, 10:04 PM
Okay. Do you know in what context he said it in?

Are we going to be fussing over my sigs now? Is this a new Castle directive? I've already been through this with habibko.

Dini
05-25-2009, 10:07 PM
Are we going to be fussing over my sigs now? Is this a new Castle directive? I've already been through this with habibko.

No, I was just curious to know what he said. :confused:

This has nothing to do with the castle.

andylovesaustin
05-25-2009, 10:07 PM
He didn't say he plans on beating Rafa in the final, that's something you said.

It was actually a compliment to Nadal, suggesting that if he wanted to win the title he would likely have to go through Rafa.

I think you're reading way too much into this. I can find plenty of really inflammatory stuff that Fed has said if you're interested.

What? You're the one reading too much into it.

I said Roger already expects to be in the final--according to that article, and I stand by it.

We shall see. There are other players out there with their own plans.

:armed:

l_mac
05-25-2009, 10:10 PM
No, I was just curious to know what he said. :confused:


:sad:

The inspiration for my signature, which is meant to be tongue in cheek, not literal:
Roger Federer, speaking to reporters in French after an exhibition match in Paris: "Don't ask me the same questions, please. It's been a lot of Nadal, we can talk about something else..."

http://www.tennis.com/news/ticker.aspx


Federer: "Je suis supris":

Rafa n'est pas imbattable. D'ailleurs je pense que s'il avait joué les deux années où il a du déclaré forfait, on ne parlerait peut-être pas de cette formidable invincibilité à Roland Garros. De toute façon, sincèrement, cela ne me fait pas peur. Je suis surpris de la réaction des médias, c'est comme si je n'avais pas existé depuis quelques mois. Alors que je perds en 5 sets en finale en Australie suite à un match de très haut niveau malgré ce que l'on dit les observateurs."

http://www.welovetennis.fr/roland-garros/11954-federer-je-suis-surpris

I'm under constant attack these days :tears: Tough times.

HeretiC
05-25-2009, 10:11 PM
that you should have let l_mac start the thread about this

I am sure she'll find something else. Trolls are very resourceful.

andylovesaustin
05-25-2009, 10:12 PM
OK and he's arrogant for saying that he believes he can win?! :o

Uh, what do you want him to say? "Oh, I'm going to bend over and play the usual BP conversion rubbish that I always do"

Get a grip.

Why should I "get a grip." I'm not the one all upset!

You're the one with your knickers in a twist because I dared to criticize the Roger Federer, GOAT!

He's annoying. So there!:nerner:

scarecrows
05-25-2009, 10:13 PM
He's annoying. So there!:nerner:

now I'm more inclined to the 13 y.o.

Dini
05-25-2009, 10:15 PM
:rolls:

I can understand that he is sick of the same questions over and over again. :lol:

recessional
05-25-2009, 10:15 PM
Why should I "get a grip." I'm not the one all upset!

You're the one with your knickers in a twist because I dared to criticize the Roger Federer, GOAT!

"Criticize"... right. Are you sure you weren't just bullshitting around?

He's annoying. So there!:nerner:

Okay.

:retard:

Dini
05-25-2009, 10:17 PM
Why should I "get a grip." I'm not the one all upset!

You're the one with your knickers in a twist because I dared to criticize the Roger Federer, GOAT!

He's annoying. So there!:nerner:

Knickers in a twist? Goat? :confused:

I was just telling you to read the article rather than make up your own stuff to suit your argument. :wavey:

andylovesaustin
05-25-2009, 10:17 PM
"Criticize"... right. Are you sure you weren't just bullshitting around?



Okay.

:retard:

:boxing: :armed:

It's been fun, but I gotta go!

:wavey:

See ya'll around! Stay cool.....................:angel:

scarecrows
05-25-2009, 10:19 PM
It's been fun, but I gotta go!



dont forget your pills today

recessional
05-25-2009, 10:20 PM
:boxing: :armed:

It's been fun, but I gotta go!

:wavey:

See ya'll around! Stay cool.....................:angel:

You'll be missed. :sad:

Dini
05-25-2009, 10:20 PM
You'll be missed. :sad:

:lol:

l_mac
05-25-2009, 10:23 PM
that you should have let l_mac start the thread about this

I would have done a better job, it is true. (that's what you meant, right?)

But actually I would never have used this article. There are better quotes out there. Much better.

Better better better.

habibko
05-25-2009, 10:34 PM
Federer is betterer :rocker2:

modern tennis
05-25-2009, 11:06 PM
why does he needs to make comments like this? what has these young guys done to him? have they molested or ***** his wife? no!
so just dont make these comments, being honest isnt the best thing alot of times, just be politically correct and show some false modesty if need be.
there is no need to attack or diminish people's achievements and character like this.
it is extremely smug when u read everytime he speaks. he just comes across as a person of extreme hate towards others and jealousy towards other successful people in life. not even djokovic is this smug. i have lost all respect for federer. it isnt worth respecting any human that undermines successful people because of some hidden agenda they may have against them.

Dini
05-25-2009, 11:07 PM
why does he needs to make comments like this? what has these young guys done to him? have they molested or ***** his wife? no!
so just dont make these comments, being honest isnt the best thing alot of times, just be politically correct and show some false modesty if need be.
there is no need to attack or diminish people's achievements and character like this.
it is extremely smug when u read everytime he speaks. he just comes across as a person of extreme hate towards others and jealousy towards other successful people in life. not even djokovic is this smug. i have lost all respect for federer. it isnt worth respecting any human that undermines successful people because of some hidden agenda they may have against them.

Please do show me where he did that in the article :confused:

Here was me thinking he said "Nadal is the best mover on clay" etc etc.

Clearly you haven't read the article, and have just made silly assumptions. :o

FedFan_2007
05-25-2009, 11:08 PM
why does he needs to make comments like this? what has these young guys done to him? have they molested or ***** his wife? no!
so just dont make these comments, being honest isnt the best thing alot of times, just be politically correct and show some false modesty if need be.
there is no need to attack or diminish people's achievements and character like this.
it is extremely smug when u read everytime he speaks. he just comes across as a person of extreme hate towards others and jealousy towards other successful people in life. not even djokovic is this smug. i have lost all respect for federer. it isnt worth respecting any human that undermines successful people because of some hidden agenda they may have against them.

:baby:

BTW, Federer does not have a hidden agenda against Nadal. His agenda is very much in the open - beat Nadal anywhere.

l_mac
05-25-2009, 11:10 PM
why does he needs to make comments like this? what has these young guys done to him? have they molested or ***** his wife? no!
so just dont make these comments, being honest isnt the best thing alot of times, just be politically correct and show some false modesty if need be.
there is no need to attack or diminish people's achievements and character like this.
it is extremely smug when u read everytime he speaks. he just comes across as a person of extreme hate towards others and jealousy towards other successful people in life. not even djokovic is this smug. i have lost all respect for federer. it isnt worth respecting any human that undermines successful people because of some hidden agenda they may have against them.

Great post.

MrChopin
05-25-2009, 11:10 PM
Great post.

No corrections to make this time?

luie
05-25-2009, 11:11 PM
why does he needs to make comments like this? what has these young guys done to him? have they molested or ***** his wife? no!
so just dont make these comments, being honest isnt the best thing alot of times, just be politically correct and show some false modesty if need be.
there is no need to attack or diminish people's achievements and character like this.
it is extremely smug when u read everytime he speaks. he just comes across as a person of extreme hate towards others and jealousy towards other successful people in life. not even djokovic is this smug. i have lost all respect for federer. it isnt worth respecting any human that undermines successful people because of some hidden agenda they may have against them.
Good to know your point of view "Kingfederer":silly:

FedFan_2007
05-25-2009, 11:12 PM
l_mac - grow up already. Nadal is a big boy he can take care of himself.

l_mac
05-25-2009, 11:15 PM
No corrections to make this time?

After I read the line about Federer reacting as though Nadal/Murray/Nole had ***** Mirka, I knew I would have nothing to add :worship:

FedFan_2007
05-25-2009, 11:19 PM
After I read the line about Federer reacting as though Nadal/Murray/Nole had ***** Mirka, I knew I would have nothing to add :worship:

Are you psychotic or just pretend to be? :sad:

OrinUK
05-25-2009, 11:20 PM
Sometimes Fed needs to STFU.

Play your game and keep the mouth SHUT (twit)

What's he going to say, if he doesn't win?

This so a response to muzza's comments about Fed

Har-Tru
05-25-2009, 11:23 PM
Sometimes I feel like no matter what the players say, people will always find a way to bash them.

Dini
05-25-2009, 11:23 PM
Sometimes Fed needs to STFU.

Play your game and keep the mouth SHUT (twit)

What's he going to say, if he doesn't win?

This so a response to muzza's comments about Fed

Err, he was in a press conference. He was asked questions. He answered. Full stop.

:shrug:

Dini
05-25-2009, 11:25 PM
Sometimes I feel like no matter what the players say, people will always find a way to bash them.

:yeah:

It's ridiculous really.

l_mac
05-25-2009, 11:25 PM
Sometimes I feel like no matter what the players say, people will always find a way to bash them.

You think? :eek:

modern tennis
05-25-2009, 11:38 PM
Err, he was in a press conference. He was asked questions. He answered. Full stop.

:shrug:

just dont answer them in a smug and tasteless way. he comes across as an extremely dislikeable person. not someone u would want to hang out with. i dont care how many slams he has, he just reminds me of the typical elitist.

Har-Tru
05-25-2009, 11:41 PM
just dont answer them in a smug and tasteless way. he comes across as an extremely dislikeable person. not someone u would want to hang out with. i dont care how many slams he has, he just reminds me of the typical elitist.

I'm sure he wouldn't mind paying for my beers so hell yeah I'd hang out with him!

Har-Tru
05-25-2009, 11:42 PM
You think? :eek:

Yeah, you should know.

Sunset of Age
05-25-2009, 11:43 PM
just dont answer them in a smug and tasteless way. he comes across as an extremely dislikeable person. not someone u would want to hang out with. i dont care how many slams he has, he just reminds me of the typical elitist.

And you remind me of typical trailer trash with this incredibly prejudiced and condemning post.

BaselineSmash
05-25-2009, 11:44 PM
Rafa is undefeated at RG over a four-year period, he turned down Ivanovic, and emerged unscathed from a car crash that would have killed any other man. But Fed still insists he's human...

FlameOn
05-25-2009, 11:44 PM
Nadal will beat Fed if Djokovic doesn't. All this commotion for nothing. ;)

Fed's self-contradictory though. In this interview (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/8030695.stm) a couple of months ago he said that his losses to Nadal, Djokovic and Murray were all on his racket, yet he reckons the only way he can beat Nadal is if he catches him on an off-day.

marcRD
05-25-2009, 11:59 PM
Nadal will beat Fed if Djokovic doesn't. All this commotion for nothing. ;)

Fed's self-contradictory though. In this interview (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/8030695.stm) a couple of months ago he said that his losses to Nadal, Djokovic and Murray were all on his racket, yet he reckons the only way he can beat Nadal is if he catches him on an off-day.

I think there is a differense between losing to Nadal on clay and losing against Nadal on hardcourt/grass, dont you think?

modern tennis
05-26-2009, 12:00 AM
Nadal will beat Fed if Djokovic doesn't. All this commotion for nothing. ;)

nadal is carrying an injury, he looked sluggish moving and he was holding and looking at his knees in the 3rd set and said something about legs not moving well in the after press, i think once again he has messed up his schedule and ruined his chances. the guy and his team have no brains whatsoever, it seems for nadal masters series are more important than slams. he needs to sort it out and if he is injured just pullout of the tournament because he is wasting everyone's time especially his fans because no need to have false hope if he cannot perform to his standards. if his priorities are winning masters and not slams, let him prepare for the canada masters and forget about the slams.

that 1st match, was absolutely awful by nadal, it seems he lacks motivation and the pressure is getting to him. 1st match or not, not great signs, need a massive improvement. i really like rafa, but sometimes he just makes it tough on his fans with poor scheduling, then complaining of knee problems after play 10000 useless matches before slams.

he is ruining his clay game trying to change styles and playing a hard court game on clay, esp. that flat forehand. its too flat for clay right now.

NYCtennisfan
05-26-2009, 12:12 AM
why does he needs to make comments like this? what has these young guys done to him? have they molested or ***** his wife? no!
so just dont make these comments, being honest isnt the best thing alot of times, just be politically correct and show some false modesty if need be.
there is no need to attack or diminish people's achievements and character like this.
it is extremely smug when u read everytime he speaks. he just comes across as a person of extreme hate towards others and jealousy towards other successful people in life. not even djokovic is this smug. i have lost all respect for federer. it isnt worth respecting any human that undermines successful people because of some hidden agenda they may have against them.

Irony.

the graduate
05-26-2009, 12:27 AM
Federer is not reaching the finals,he should stop dreaming about RG but dream about a baby s name

MacTheKnife
05-26-2009, 12:31 AM
Sometimes I feel like no matter what the players say, people will always find a way to bash them.

Exactly, anybody that thinks what he said was out of line, should simple read back through this thread.

FlameOn
05-26-2009, 12:35 AM
just dont answer them in a smug and tasteless way. he comes across as an extremely dislikeable person. not someone u would want to hang out with. i dont care how many slams he has, he just reminds me of the typical elitist.
I agree. Not only his sometimes arrogant comments but his disdain of the challenge system does make him seem a bit 'elitist', I agree.

icedevil0289
05-26-2009, 12:59 AM
I agree. Not only his sometimes arrogant comments but his disdain of the two-handed backhand and the challenge system does make him seem a bit 'elitist', I agree.

When did he say he hated the two handed backhand?

FlameOn
05-26-2009, 01:06 AM
When did he say he hated the two handed backhand?
Actually I was wrong there. He did say he likes two-handed as well. Sorry. :angel:

modern tennis
05-26-2009, 01:17 AM
garbage interview from a garbage person.

Igaarg
05-26-2009, 01:36 AM
I don´t know. Maybe is because english is not my first language or something like that, but I don´t understand what´s wrong with this interview? Roger was very nice and polite in this. Sometimes he is ironic and too honest, but not in this interview. He can´t say "I love Nadal, he is the best,he is unbeateable, he is very handsome, he is the favourite" blahblahblah.

TennisViewer531
05-26-2009, 01:57 AM
Federer-Nadal final! go!

hcfoo
05-26-2009, 02:06 AM
Federer-Nadal final! go!

Yea, Federer vs Nadal final by popular demand

vamosinator
05-26-2009, 03:32 AM
The point otherwise is a career grand slam. ;) Agassi beat a nobody a not so perfect player in the final of the FO and got his career GS. No one remembers the opponent, but everyone remembers Agassi's accomplishment.

Agassi also beat Moya in that French Open.

vamosinator
05-26-2009, 03:34 AM
I just don't see the point of him even talking about Nadal.

chammer44
05-26-2009, 03:44 AM
Everytime I feel myself rooting for this guy to do well, for competition's sake, he opens his big fucking mouth and ruins it.

I hope you get flattened like a pancake - again - asshole.

vamosinator
05-26-2009, 03:55 AM
Federer easily the most unlikeable player ever to be ranked number one. I bow to you Marcelo Rios you are perfect compared to this guy.

Arkulari
05-26-2009, 03:56 AM
no, trust me
NO ONE is as bad as Rios and I had the displeasure of meeting him, great player; total asshole :mad:, have you met Roger? he's actually a very nice guy ;)

Har-Tru
05-26-2009, 03:59 AM
Federer easily the most unlikeable player ever to be ranked number one. I bow to you Marcelo Rios you are perfect compared to this guy.

Alright, I contained myself the first 26578647899278567925 posts in this thread alone you've spouted the same thing, but seriously... STFU.

gulzhan
05-26-2009, 04:00 AM
Everytime I feel myself rooting for this guy to do well, for competition's sake, he opens his big fucking mouth and ruins it.

I hope you get flattened like a pancake - again - asshole.

:lol:

modern tennis
05-26-2009, 04:03 AM
Everytime I feel myself rooting for this guy to do well, for competition's sake, he opens his big fucking mouth and ruins it.

I hope you get flattened like a pancake - again - asshole.

:lol: well said

modern tennis
05-26-2009, 04:05 AM
Federer easily the most unlikeable player ever to be ranked number one. I bow to you Marcelo Rios you are perfect compared to this guy.

i agree

prima donna
05-26-2009, 04:06 AM
The return of the plebeian mentality...

modern tennis
05-26-2009, 04:14 AM
federer should be banned from mentioning the words rafael nadal and should also be banned from press conferences and giving interviews and banned from trophy ceremonies win or lose. just give whatever trophy he gets in the locker room while his opponent will receive his trophy on court. federer = anti-tennis.
he is too immature for an adult. the quicker this guy retires, the better the sport will be.

vamosinator
05-26-2009, 04:22 AM
Alright, I contained myself the first 26578647899278567925 posts in this thread alone you've spouted the same thing, but seriously... STFU.

Not until Federer does.

chammer44
05-26-2009, 05:20 AM
Federer easily the most unlikeable player ever to be ranked number one. I bow to you Marcelo Rios you are perfect compared to this guy.
Quite a character this guy.


Ríos' career has been marked by a number of controversies.

He was fined US$10,000 for speeding during the 1998 Stuttgart tournament.[2]
In a confusing incident, he ran over his physical trainer, Manuel Astorga, with his jeep, leaving him gravely injured at the foot. Astorga was later fired as trainer.[2]
After a magazine published some photos of him dancing seductively with a woman at a Paris disco, his girlfriend Giuliana Sotela broke up with him. Later, during a Davis Cup press conference, he read a letter, asking Sotela for forgiveness. He ended the press conference in tears.[3]
He was accused by his second wife, María Eugenia Larraín, of throwing her off of his car while visiting his daughter in Costa Rica. Larraín arrived to Santiago's airport in dramatic fashion, on a wheelchair and showing multiple bruises on her legs. He claimed those bruises were caused by falling while skiing.[2]
He was arrested in Rome in 2001 after he punched a taxi driver in the nose and then had a fight with the policemen arresting him.[3]
In 2003, while training for a Davis Cup tie with Ecuador, he allegedly urinated on some men in a La Serena bar's bathroom and was later expelled from his hotel after being accused of swimming in the nude. As a consequence, the Chilean team lost a flight to Ecuador the following day. He later apologized for the incidents.[4][2]
In 2003 he and a friend were expelled from a Santiago bar after insulting other clients and being involved in a brawl with some waiters. Both were arrested and later released.[2]
He reportedly told Monica Seles to move her "fat ass" while on a lunch queue, but he has denied this.[3]
During the 1997 Wimbledon tournament he commented that grass was for "cows and soccer" and not suitable for tennis play.[3]
He was disqualified from the 2000 Mercedes-Benz Cup tennis tournament in Los Angeles, California during a first round match with Gouichi Motomura of Japan and fined US$5,000 for saying "fuck you" to the chair umpire.[3]
During a post-match interview at the Basel tournament, he insulted a journalist under his breath after she asked him whether he had Native American ancestry.[5]
He tried to moon some reporters who were recording him while partying outside his apartment in Reñaca.[3]
He fired his trainer Larry Stefanki right after he became World No. 1.

Ilovetheblues_86
05-26-2009, 05:29 AM
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Killer song.

Ilovetheblues_86
05-26-2009, 05:34 AM
By the way, this thread smells like contaminated rat poo, it gives me nausea to know 11 pages of net were created to discuss shit.
Federer is better to put a tape in his mouth because whatever he says haters will try to say he's arrogant.

Gnomey
05-26-2009, 05:41 AM
modern tennis - Drawn like a moth to a flame.

Congrats to the thread maker, you got what you wanted.

vamosinator
05-26-2009, 05:47 AM
http://www.lacuarta.cl/diario/2005/08/04/IMG/16-chinito.jpg

Kip
05-26-2009, 05:51 AM
Good on Roger! And he is starting to see that playing Nadal the "right way" can yield results that playing Nadal "his way" over the past few years has not.

Bargearse
05-26-2009, 05:53 AM
I don't think Federer is arrogant at all, rather he seems like kind and selfless person. I think both Federer and Nadal seem like decent human beings. I would just prefer Federer say something like 'even if Nadal was having an off day, he's too good to beat at Roland Garros', not comments suggesting it would take Nadal to have an off day for him or anyone else to beat him. Surely a player of Federer's stature believes he can beat the best in the world when they are at their best as well, no?

Dini
05-26-2009, 09:17 AM
garbage interview from a garbage person.

:zzz:

Dini
05-26-2009, 09:20 AM
Federer easily the most unlikeable player ever to be ranked number one. I bow to you Marcelo Rios you are perfect compared to this guy.

Hence why he won the ATP favourite player of the year 6 times in a row, and has got over 200 000 fans on his website, not to mention the over 1 million fans on his FB or the very loud eruption of cheer he got when the Wimbledon crowd heard he had won against Nadal in Madrid.

Heck, even on MTF he's won fav player, what now, 3 times in a row?

Dini
05-26-2009, 09:24 AM
I don't think Federer is arrogant at all, rather he seems like kind and selfless person. I think both Federer and Nadal seem like decent human beings. I would just prefer Federer say something like 'even if Nadal was having an off day, he's too good to beat at Roland Garros', not comments suggesting it would take Nadal to have an off day for him or anyone else to beat him. Surely a player of Federer's stature believes he can beat the best in the world when they are at their best as well, no?

But if he said that, then this thread would already be 1783797 pages with comments like arrogant smug thinks he's too good for Nadal. Which is what they're already saying, actually when Roger hasn't even alluded to that. In fact he said quite the opposite; "Rafa is the best on clay"

vamosinator
05-26-2009, 09:26 AM
It's impossible to deny that Federer is the most arrogant world number one of all-time, he keeps proving it virtually every time he is interviewed. Its not like people are trying to find fault with him, he's giving them new reasons to dislike him every week.

Dini
05-26-2009, 09:29 AM
It's impossible to deny that Federer is the most arrogant world number one of all-time, he keeps proving it virtually every time he is interviewed. Its not like people are trying to find fault with him, he's giving them new reasons to dislike him every week.

And yet his fanbase keeps growing. I'm sorry but what you're saying is :bs:

:secret: Rafa in an interview said if there was one guy he'd like to play doubles with that he hasn't already it's Fededer.

Smasher
05-26-2009, 09:31 AM
It's impossible to deny that Federer is the most arrogant world number one of all-time, he keeps proving it virtually every time he is interviewed. Its not like people are trying to find fault with him, he's giving them new reasons to dislike him every week.

You have probably followed tennis about six months soon, so you surely know what you're talking about. If you've followed longer, then I'm just sorry for you

salut235
05-26-2009, 09:31 AM
Hence why he won the ATP favourite player of the year 6 times in a row, and has got over 200 000 fans on his website, not to mention the over 1 million fans on his FB or the very loud eruption of cheer he got when the Wimbledon crowd heard he had won against Nadal in Madrid.

Heck, even on MTF he's won fav player, what now, 3 times in a row?

Oh but when he was winning he was definitely likeable, it's easy to be nice when you win. But it's now that he's not no.1 anymore and not winning slams that he's starting to be annoying.

But anyway, in this particular example, Federer didn't do anything wrong by saying that "Nadal is only human", it's true everyone is beatable. However I just think that over the last few months he has made so many questionable comments, it's better for him to stop talking and just play tennis. It's almost as if he always has to make excuses or to "justify" why he isn't dominant anymore and he keeps nagging and talking...

Dini
05-26-2009, 09:37 AM
Oh but when he was winning he was definitely likeable, it's easy to be nice when you win. But it's now that he's not no.1 anymore and not winning slams that he's starting to be annoying.

But anyway, in this particular example, Federer didn't do anything wrong by saying that "Nadal is only human", it's true everyone is beatable. However I just think that over the last few months he has made so many questionable comments, it's better for him to stop talking and just play tennis. It's almost as if he always has to make excuses or to "justify" why he isn't dominant anymore and he keeps nagging and talking...

He's still likeable, just as much. :confused: What makes you think his fanbase has dropped? -stats show otherwise. (apart from the odd bandwagoner who's left)

It's his job to talk, it's part of his everyday routine. He's paid to do this stuff, it's obligatory for him to attend press conferences, do interviews etc. He's known for his thorough answers to questions regarding anyone or anything. In his interviews if you read them, he always analyses other players' game and does that very well: talks about their strengths and weaknesses, and what they can do to hurt his game. The guy has an opinion, and if that makes him hated, then I'm more than happy with that. It would be a very sad day when Roger turns into a "no-comment" guy.

As the old saying goes: "I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I'm not"

doublebackhand
05-26-2009, 09:39 AM
Not until Federer does.


oh, and federer has to stop talking about tennis or nadal before u do? what tennis credentials do u have? if federer is arrogant what r u?

if u dont like him, dont try to rationalize it. u only have to pick words out of context, paraphrase and hear what u wanna hear to justify your opinion. get off your moral high horse.

vamosinator
05-26-2009, 09:58 AM
You have probably followed tennis about six months soon, so you surely know what you're talking about. If you've followed longer, then I'm just sorry for you

Remember Federer in his first year as a pro, didn't have any class then and doesn't have any class now.

ShotmaKer
05-26-2009, 10:05 AM
It's impossible to deny that Federer is the most arrogant world number one of all-time, he keeps proving it virtually every time he is interviewed. Its not like people are trying to find fault with him, he's giving them new reasons to dislike him every week.

Stop trolling around and get a life for fuck's sake!! And you claim not to be a rafatard! How lame :rolleyes:

Dini
05-26-2009, 10:05 AM
I feel for you theRAFA, I really do. :awww:

Matt01
05-26-2009, 10:55 AM
Back problems in Australia. Last year mono in Australia. Poor Fed :sobbing:

miura
05-26-2009, 11:06 AM
Remember Federer in his first year as a pro, didn't have any class then and doesn't have any class now.
Ok, thanks for the clarification. I didn't know you were appointed Überkommisar Class-Decider by God.

Jaz
05-26-2009, 11:56 AM
Only Rafa can say he is human.. Otherwise we should all assume he is dancer.

The interview is very generous, this is just a typical MTF WUM thread. Just another opportunity for Fedhaters to bash him.

FNT
05-26-2009, 12:04 PM
I love it how a totally meaningless, I'd say beyond obvious BS answer to the media provokes a 12-page whinefest.

Sunset of Age
05-26-2009, 12:59 PM
Remember Federer in his first year as a pro, didn't have any class then and doesn't have any class now.

How sickening it must be for you to know that that purely 'classless player' happens to be your idol's favourite, not just because of his tennis, but also because he's 'so nice' (Rafa's words, not mine).
I feel for your misery, you need a :hug:.

vamosinator
05-26-2009, 01:24 PM
I think its great how much Nadal loves Federer, it shows how opposite they are, that Federer called Nadal one-dimensional while Nadal has had nothing but nice things to say about Federer. It is symbolic of their class differences and I encourage Nadal to continue to express admiration for Federer (while he takes all his records).

Jaz
05-26-2009, 01:30 PM
I think its great how much Nadal loves Federer, it shows how opposite they are, that Federer called Nadal one-dimensional while Nadal has had nothing but nice things to say about Federer. It is symbolic of their class differences and I encourage Nadal to continue to express admiration for Federer (while he takes all his records).

And I quote the interview:

"I think (Nadal's) biggest strength is his movement on clay, he's by far the best, day-in-day out he never lets go and mentally he's become very strong . He's been able to adapt and against the best he's never gone five sets. That's impressive."

:confused:

You are just a wind-up merchant.

doublebackhand
05-26-2009, 01:33 PM
going off a slight tangent here...
i have been hearing about nadal's left knee 'problem' from the commentators after his R1 match yesterday, and confirmed by uncle toni.

anyone has any idea how bad that is?

Jaz
05-26-2009, 01:35 PM
going off a slight tangent here...
i have been hearing about nadal's left knee 'problem' from the commentators after his R1 match yesterday, and confirmed by uncle toni.

anyone has any idea how bad that is?

I can confirm that if he plays poorly he has a knee problem. If Federer plays poorly it's his back/mono. If Djoker players poorly then of course it's the scheduling.

Commander Data
05-26-2009, 01:39 PM
I can confirm that if he plays poorly he has a knee problem. If Federer plays poorly it's his back/mono. If Djoker players poorly then of course it's the scheduling.

:lol:

vamosinator
05-26-2009, 02:31 PM
And I quote the interview:

"I think (Nadal's) biggest strength is his movement on clay, he's by far the best, day-in-day out he never lets go and mentally he's become very strong . He's been able to adapt and against the best he's never gone five sets. That's impressive."

:confused:

You are just a wind-up merchant.

:confused:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/6161352.stm
"It's a great challenge for me because he's one-dimensional, he always plays the same way but he does it so well," Federer said of Nadal.

Arkulari
05-26-2009, 02:35 PM
:confused:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/6161352.stm
"It's a great challenge for me because he's one-dimensional, he always plays the same way but he does it so well," Federer said of Nadal.

Saturday, 18 November 2006, 13:52 GMT

way to manipulate people dude!!! :rolleyes:
he said that almost three years ago, when Rafa still sucked on HC and played clay-court game all over the place, so yeah, he was pretty uni-dimensional back then :rolleyes:
Rafa has evolved so much and his game have changed quite a bit since then, that's why Roger changed his opinion of him, because it is the truth

ShotmaKer
05-26-2009, 02:36 PM
:confused:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/6161352.stm
"It's a great challenge for me because he's one-dimensional, he always plays the same way but he does it so well," Federer said of Nadal.

That was a while ago, and I believe Federer has quite changed his speech since then.

Arkulari
05-26-2009, 02:50 PM
you quoted something to prove your point, that quote was said almost three years ago (and you put it like he said that this year or so) when Rafa really wasn't good on HC so Roger was telling the truth back then, now Rafa's game have evolved and Roger is acknowledging that :shrug:

your attempts at a calling me low class only prove how a Rafa-tard YOU are, I like both Roger and Rafa a lot but I can be fair with both when it comes to that, whether is good or bad and about posters, well, I have had discussions with many in this forum, but I can respect opinions even those of people who hate or dislike my faves, what I don't respect is narrow-minded player-tards who try to impose their opinion in all matters :shrug:

modern tennis
05-26-2009, 02:57 PM
i really hope federer gives a public apology to nadal after that tasteless comment, nadal is world number 1, and federe seems like a sore loser.

Arkulari
05-26-2009, 03:04 PM
going off a slight tangent here...
i have been hearing about nadal's left knee 'problem' from the commentators after his R1 match yesterday, and confirmed by uncle toni.

anyone has any idea how bad that is?

Rafa has had chronic tendinitis for quite a while, it's like the natural state for him, I don't know if it has gotten worse but I don't think so, since clay-season isn't usually that bad for that :)