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Federer's Bandage

Luinir
06-24-2010, 09:07 AM
http://twitpic.com/1zc87h

Is it a serious thing?

fsoica
06-24-2010, 09:12 AM
it looks like

ApproachShot
06-24-2010, 09:19 AM
Don't expect Federer to comment about this until the tournament is over. As he said himself, injuries are part of the game and if you are fit enough to appear on court, you are fit enough to play.

Looks like he might have strained his right thigh during Tuesday's training, but if he goes on to lose in the next match the result will be fair and square. Even as an admirer of his game, I would hate for this to be used as an excuse to cover-up a performance that might be otherwise poor.

latso
06-24-2010, 10:15 AM
Yeah, looks like a serious bandage, not an amateur one :rolleyes:

Sunset of Age
06-24-2010, 10:17 AM
Looks like he might have strained his right thigh during Tuesday's training, but if he goes on to lose in the next match the result will be fair and square. Even as an admirer of his game, I would hate for this to be used as an excuse to cover-up a performance that might be otherwise poor.

Well said. Let's just hope it's nothing serious.

born_on_clay
06-24-2010, 12:46 PM
I hope it's nothing serious

nalbyfan
06-24-2010, 01:00 PM
It could explain his difficulties to move

ORGASMATRON
06-24-2010, 01:05 PM
Well said. Let's just hope it's nothing serious.

you just cant help yourself. roger never uses injury excuses. he's not like nadal who always has an excuse when he loses. he knows injuries are part of pro tennis and therefor you never hear about him being injured. its not because he gets less injured than the rest, its because the rest are a bunch of whining pussies. strange that nadal is called a spartan when he always whines about injuries. the GOAT is the true spartan.

Pirata.
06-24-2010, 01:08 PM
Hopefully its nothing serious. Roger's been very lucky not to have any major injuries in his career, I would really hate for them to start coming now.

MrChopin
06-24-2010, 01:13 PM
Love the response from "fans" hoping he doesn't use it as a cover-up for a poor performance. HA!

abraxas21
06-24-2010, 01:26 PM
Hope it's nothing important but I dunno.

Sunset of Age
06-24-2010, 01:30 PM
Love the response from "fans" hoping he doesn't use it as a cover-up for a poor performance. HA!

:confused: - just like there are tards around that believe that only their fav ever endures injuries, there are also tennis fans around who don't like coming up with excuses for bad performances whatsoever, as it's a fact that all players get their share of physical trouble once in a while. Federer has been in decline for over 2 years now, injury or no has nothing to do with that. Like he's always said himself, "when you go out on court, you are fit to play."

Or do I misunderstand you somehow?

Beforehand
06-24-2010, 01:43 PM
Did anyone even ask him about this yesterday?

Roamed
06-24-2010, 08:04 PM
Did anyone even ask him about this yesterday?

Nope. We'll be able to see if he's still wearing it tomorrow, I guess.

HKz
06-24-2010, 08:31 PM
Wtf, when did this happen?

A_Skywalker
06-24-2010, 08:33 PM
you just cant help yourself. roger never uses injury excuses. he's not like nadal who always has an excuse when he loses. he knows injuries are part of pro tennis and therefor you never hear about him being injured. its not because he gets less injured than the rest, its because the rest are a bunch of whining pussies. strange that nadal is called a spartan when he always whines about injuries. the GOAT is the true spartan.

You are right, he uses other excuses like darkness or weather. Or because he didnt get 2 days rest more than Nadal ;) but only 1 more like he usually does.

Persimmon
06-24-2010, 08:35 PM
Uh, oh.:sad:

I bet the Wimbledon final will be Roddick-Murray.

Corey Feldman
06-24-2010, 08:36 PM
exactly, fed is old school

he will do everthing to hide an injury

not like *certain others* who say they are not injured while sitting in a wheelchair and wincing after every question

question: so who will win World Cup
player: i am not injured :sad:

nobama
06-24-2010, 08:55 PM
:confused: - just like there are tards around that believe that only their fav ever endures injuries, there are also tennis fans around who don't like coming up with excuses for bad performances whatsoever, as it's a fact that all players get their share of physical trouble once in a while. Federer has been in decline for over 2 years now, injury or no has nothing to do with that. Like he's always said himself, "when you go out on court, you are fit to play."

Or do I misunderstand you somehow?I guess the question is why the thought came to mind that Fed would use this as an excuse. And I'm talking about Fed not his tards/fans. It's not something he's known for is it?

Jade Fox
06-24-2010, 08:59 PM
Damn, I thought this said bondage. Got all excited for nothing. :(

As for the pic, it's hard to tell if that's really a bandage or not. Gonna have to wait and see on this one.

Sunset of Age
06-24-2010, 09:09 PM
I guess the question is why the thought came to mind that Fed would use this as an excuse. And I'm talking about Fed not his tards/fans. It's not something he's known for is it?

Hey hey, I know fully well that Feds would rather bite off his tongue (or even his legs :p) than admit there's something niggling him before going into his match. I wasn't claiming anything else btw.
Certain tards, however, are a complete different story. ;)

Damn, I thought this said bondage. Got all excited for nothing. :(

As for the pic, it's hard to tell if that's really a bandage or not. Gonna have to wait and see on this one.

:lol:
As for that bondage, I hope it's gone tomorrow, so 'nothing to see'.

sdfedfans
06-24-2010, 10:13 PM
It looks as though he has a thigh injury! I hope it's nothing serious!

MrChopin
06-24-2010, 10:31 PM
:confused: - just like there are tards around that believe that only their fav ever endures injuries, there are also tennis fans around who don't like coming up with excuses for bad performances whatsoever, as it's a fact that all players get their share of physical trouble once in a while. Federer has been in decline for over 2 years now, injury or no has nothing to do with that. Like he's always said himself, "when you go out on court, you are fit to play."

Or do I misunderstand you somehow?

Pretty much what MY said. This is the first of I've seen of the bandage, but already one of the first posts in the thread hopes Fed doesn't use it as an excuse. Why is that one of the first concerns of a fan for an injured player? And then why is this coming for Fed, of all people? What makes it more baffling is that you and Roamed also support Nadal, whose camp has repeatedly predicted and explained doom for Nadal based on exaggerated health concerns.

Sunset of Age
06-24-2010, 10:47 PM
Pretty much what MY said. This is the first of I've seen of the bandage, but already one of the first posts in the thread hopes Fed doesn't use it as an excuse. Why is that one of the first concerns of a fan for an injured player? And then why is this coming for Fed, of all people?

I don't get your point, sorry. Fed won't ever mention it as an excuse, he'll rather bite off his tongue, like I posted earlier on.

I'll try to explain MY point again, nevertheless: I fully understand it when a player HIMSELF explains a bad performance because of some niggling physical adversity afterwards.
Neither Rafa or Roger would do so before an upcoming match - they have never done so as far as I am concerned. Provide me the links if I'm wrong about this.

However, I do have a big problem with fans 'explaining' every mediocre/bad performance of their idols by claiming it was an injury that bogged down their fav, as, like I said before, most players play with pain, about 80% of the time, as Fed said himself.

What makes it more baffling is that you and Roamed also support Nadal, whose camp has repeatedly predicted and explained doom for Nadal based on exaggerated health concerns.

The fact that both Roamed and me both support Fed and Raf has nothing to do with this - if you read back my older posts, you will surely find out that I don't take any excuses for either of them being 'injured' beforehand to excuse bad performances of theirs - and speaking for myself, I don't take any Drama Queen predictions coming from a player's camp for that either.
Once you're out there on court, you're ready to play. It's as easy as that.

l_mac
06-24-2010, 10:58 PM
Pretty much what MY said. This is the first of I've seen of the bandage, but already one of the first posts in the thread hopes Fed doesn't use it as an excuse. Why is that one of the first concerns of a fan for an injured player? And then why is this coming for Fed, of all people? What makes it more baffling is that you and Roamed also support Nadal, whose camp has repeatedly predicted and explained doom for Nadal based on exaggerated health concerns.

Have you ever read Karin's posts re Rafa's knee troubles? :lol:

Fed :hug: I thought he looked ill vs Falla. Maybe he was just in pain.

Or maybe the bandage is nothing. We won't know until after the tournament either way.

Sunset of Age
06-24-2010, 11:08 PM
Have you ever read Karin's posts re Rafa's knee troubles? :lol:

Please tell me what's so funny about that?
Tendonitis is a very serious condition, and yes, I thought it was worrisome. I still think so, as a matter of fact.

But thanks again for trolling me, Linda. You do an awesome job on that. :yeah:

ORGASMATRON
06-24-2010, 11:14 PM
Pretty much what MY said. This is the first of I've seen of the bandage, but already one of the first posts in the thread hopes Fed doesn't use it as an excuse. Why is that one of the first concerns of a fan for an injured player? And then why is this coming for Fed, of all people? What makes it more baffling is that you and Roamed also support Nadal, whose camp has repeatedly predicted and explained doom for Nadal based on exaggerated health concerns.

agreed. a fans reaction should not be that they hope their player does not use it as an excuse. rather they should show concern. federer is the absolute last guy to use injury excuses, so that made her post even more shocking.

Sunset of Age
06-24-2010, 11:18 PM
agreed. a fans reaction should not be that they hope their player does not use it as an excuse. rather they should show concern. federer is the absolute last guy to use injury excuses, so that made her post even more shocking.

Do you have a reading problem, or what? :o :help:
No-one ever said that, least of all me - I was actually claiming for the contrary.
But please continue, TARD. :wavey:

l_mac
06-24-2010, 11:24 PM
Please tell me what's so funny about that?
Tendonitis is a very serious condition, and yes, I thought it was worrisome. I still think so, as a matter of fact.


I meant that you never use Rafa's physical condition as an excuse for a loss. And you're also very quick to roll out the "if he's steps on court he's fit enough to play" line for Rafa. In other words you react exactly the same way for Rafa as you did about Fed. Mr Chopin seemed to insinuate you have a different attitude when it comes to Rafa:
And then why is this coming for Fed, of all people? What makes it more baffling is that you and Roamed also support Nadal, whose camp has repeatedly predicted and explained doom for Nadal based on exaggerated health concerns.

ORGASMATRON
06-24-2010, 11:26 PM
Do you have a reading problem, or what? :o :help:
No-one ever said that, least of all me - I was actually claiming for the contrary.
But please continue, TARD. :wavey:

ok you did say you hope its nothing serious. ill give you the benefit of the doubt since you were nice to me when i first came here.

Roamed
06-24-2010, 11:31 PM
What makes it more baffling is that you and Roamed also support Nadal, whose camp has repeatedly predicted and explained doom for Nadal based on exaggerated health concerns.

:confused: My only post in this thread was about how we'll find out more about whatever is going on with Federer later on. On balance I think you're sort of exaggerating the injury excuses for Nadal as well, a lot of the time the media and fans run away with it whenever he has small issues because they love sensationalism. Sure, I'd like it, if his camp are floating excuses around more than other players do in similar conditions (something we can't really know for certain) that they stop that, but things are the way they are. Doesn't mean I can't still admire the guy.

andylovesaustin
06-24-2010, 11:32 PM
Damn, I thought this said bondage. Got all excited for nothing. :(

As for the pic, it's hard to tell if that's really a bandage or not. Gonna have to wait and see on this one.

Bwah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rolls:

Calling Dr. Federer.... :unsure:

Win or lose, I think Roger looks GREAT... as in appearance.

I haven't been keeping up with it as far as his wardrobe. But by some of his pics... Roger looks fantastic.

Hey.. I think he's toying with the competition. :unsure:
Then again.. maybe not. :help:

Sunset of Age
06-24-2010, 11:36 PM
:confused: My only post in this thread was about how we'll find out more about whatever is going on with Federer later on. On balance I think you're sort of exaggerating the injury excuses for Nadal as well, a lot of the time the media and fans run away with it whenever he has small issues because they love sensationalism. Sure, I'd like it, if his camp are floating excuses around more than other players do in similar conditions (something we can't really know for certain) that they stop that, but things are the way they are. Doesn't mean I can't still admire the guy.

Thanks for putting this into words a lot better than I ever could... :)

MrChopin
06-24-2010, 11:56 PM
:confused: My only post in this thread was about how we'll find out more about whatever is going on with Federer later on. On balance I think you're sort of exaggerating the injury excuses for Nadal as well, a lot of the time the media and fans run away with it whenever he has small issues because they love sensationalism. Sure, I'd like it, if his camp are floating excuses around more than other players do in similar conditions (something we can't really know for certain) that they stop that, but things are the way they are. Doesn't mean I can't still admire the guy.

Sorry about that. I meant approach shot, one of the first replies to the thread.

Thanks for putting this into words a lot better than I ever could... :)

I don't know what approach shot meant, but the paragraph is clearly written with focus on Fed. I assumed approach shot was referring to Fed, given the focus of the paragraph. If the intent was to hope that MTF doesn't make excuses, then I missed that one. And that's an unnecessary point anyway; mtf will make excuses for anyone in any loss.

Or maybe the bandage is nothing. We won't know until after the tournament either way.

Depending on if he wins or loses, we won't ever know...

habibko
06-24-2010, 11:58 PM
:sad: hope it's nothing serious, Roger :hug: it's not like you need any physical ailments, it's bad as it is :(

kobulingam
06-25-2010, 12:04 AM
Well he's serving basically as slow as Nadal, so I think it is affecting him.

ApproachShot
06-25-2010, 12:08 AM
Now that the counter-argument has been elucidated, it may help if I substantiate my first post, which appears to have been misinterpreted by most other than Roamed and Bonnie the Cat.

Federer has repeatedly expressed a desire to leave a legacy by which he would be remembered for fair play. Thus in the context of his earlier comments regarding the notion that if you are on the court then you should be fit to play - all I am saying is that he is unlikely to cite a suspected thigh strain.

As someone with immense respect for Federer both on and off the court, what I would take a strong disliking to is for 'fairweather fans' to attribute poor performances solely to this injury even if the man himself does not. Of course like any true fan, I do pray for his speedy recovery from whatever appears to be plaguing his right thigh, but unless he himself elaborates on the issue (which he is unlikely to do while the tournament is still in progression) the reason for the bandage will remain purely speculation for our part.

Finally, I do not understand why Rafa and his fans need to be brought into this discussion. Sure, Nadal has been very unlucky with regards to injuries but not once did I attempt to draw comparisons to this case. Rather if you check my post history, I am sure you will see that I have only had positive words to say about both of them, and have always sought to provide a balanced view wherever possible.

I know this is MTF, but thankfully there does exist a small minority who have great mutual admiration for both sides of the Fedal rivalry.

ApproachShot
06-25-2010, 12:21 AM
Sorry about that. I meant approach shot, one of the first replies to the thread.



I don't know what approach shot meant, but the paragraph is clearly written with focus on Fed. I assumed approach shot was referring to Fed, given the focus of the paragraph. If the intent was to hope that MTF doesn't make excuses, then I missed that one. And that's an unnecessary point anyway; mtf will make excuses for anyone in any loss.



Depending on if he wins or loses, we won't ever know...

Yes, it was the latter interpretation I was hinting at - in no way was I intending to insinuate that Federer might use this as an excuse.

Rather I was saying it would be a shame if posters on MTF spun excuses out of this on their own accord. In retrospect the comment may seem a little unnecessary as people always seem to seek justification in excuses, but I was more expressing a hope that the average poster would be a little more mature before making their remarks ;)

raahaat7
06-25-2010, 07:31 AM
Hope it is not serious.

christallh24
06-25-2010, 08:29 AM
He played with it during his match today? That's usual for Roger. If he's still wearing it in his match against Clement (a match that should be a problem), if he's still wearing it, then might be more than a painful niggle all players get.

Corey Feldman
06-25-2010, 09:17 AM
He played with it during his match today? That's usual for Roger. If he's still wearing it in his match against Clement (a match that should be a problem), if he's still wearing it, then might be more than a painful niggle all players get.Could you try and sound less excited about Fed being injured?

unreal

Deivid23
06-25-2010, 09:24 AM
No big deal, u drama queens

leng jai
06-25-2010, 09:25 AM
Poor guy is on his death bed.

dodo
06-25-2010, 10:52 AM
Did anyone even ask him about this yesterday?
They did ask after the Falla match if he was feeling ok (lol). He said he was 'perfect' as far as health goes.

Or Levy
06-25-2010, 02:54 PM
He fell a number of times in the match with Falla, very possibly he tweaked something and only felt it later.

justsumma
06-25-2010, 02:58 PM
Federer aint no Pig

Johnny Groove
06-25-2010, 03:10 PM
He'll be fine.

calvinhobbes
06-25-2010, 09:48 PM
No answers. Did Roger have a bandage during his match against Clement?:confused::confused::confused:

nobama
06-25-2010, 09:53 PM
No answers. Did Roger have a bandage during his match against Clement?:confused::confused::confused:no

arm
06-25-2010, 09:56 PM
Don't expect Federer to comment about this until the tournament is over. As he said himself, injuries are part of the game and if you are fit enough to appear on court, you are fit enough to play.

Looks like he might have strained his right thigh during Tuesday's training, but if he goes on to lose in the next match the result will be fair and square. Even as an admirer of his game, I would hate for this to be used as an excuse to cover-up a performance that might be otherwise poor.

This is a bit funny. :scratch:

Hope he is ok.

Corey Feldman
06-25-2010, 09:59 PM
couldnt see close enough, i'd like a closer inspection at his groin

safin-rules-no.1
06-25-2010, 10:02 PM
couldnt see close enough, i'd like a closer inspection at his groin

Me too. On a side note I didn't realise you like cock :hearts: We should hook up and make bum sex :D

Noleta
06-25-2010, 10:06 PM
Me too. On a side note I didn't realise you like cock :hearts: We should hook up and make bum sex :D

:lol:

Corey Feldman
06-25-2010, 10:10 PM
delete that !

ORGASMATRON
06-25-2010, 10:13 PM
:haha:

Beforehand
06-25-2010, 10:24 PM
:inlove: Hilarious.

moon language
06-25-2010, 11:37 PM
I guess the question is why the thought came to mind that Fed would use this as an excuse. And I'm talking about Fed not his tards/fans. It's not something he's known for is it?

He waits several months before doing it as he did with his mono, his back problems, and his blisters (during his back to back losses to Canas).

tangerine_dream
06-30-2010, 04:26 PM
Congrats to the OP for scooping the media. Nobody noticed the bandage and if they did, they didn't ask Roger about it when maybe they should have.

Tennis reporters fail again. http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n114/All4Shinji/_tsktsk__by_LeoLeonardo.gif

Federer: "I'm unhappy with how I'm playing. I'm struggling with a back and leg issue that doesn't allow me to play how I would like to. It's frustrating and I'm looking forward to some rest now.

When you are hurting you don't feel as comfortable and you can't concentrate on every single point because you are feeling pain.

Under the circumstances I think I played a decent match but I've been feeling bad for the last two or three matches and it's not healthy to play under these kind of conditions.

The leg issue started in the finals of Halle and came back after the first round match and then went away again. The back has been feeling very stiff for the last five days. When you can't play freely, this is the kind of performance that you get.

Tomas has been very consistent in the last year and I was not able to defend well enough or come up with the good stuff when I had to."

dombrfc
06-30-2010, 04:28 PM
We all know the bandage is for effect only and there is no injury, no?