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Donnay Quixote
12-28-2010, 12:36 AM
SEVEN-time Grand Slam winner Mats Wilander doubts former world No.1 Roger Federer will successfully defend the Australian Open in January.

The Swede has speaking before his match today with South African Wayne Ferreira in the Champions Down Under Tournament in Sydney.

*“Rafael Nadal is the heavy favourite for the Australian Open,”* he said.

“Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray are in the mix as well.

“With Roger, who knows. He has had a terrible year and will try and get on track in 2011, but I think it will be a case of survival for him.”

Wilander retired in 1996, playing only one Grand Slam that year, the French Open.

He believes the tour is no harder now than when he retired but acknowledges the domination of Federer and Nadl in recent years.

“These days the tour is close for the first three or four rounds where everyone is bunched up but the sport is heavily dominated by Roger and Rafael. In the 80’s it was more interesting as it was an open field.



“I also think the tour is a mentally uneven as well. Players are slightly intimidated in playing Roger or Rafael so it becomes a mind game.

“Both Novak and Andy will need to step it up next year if they want to be in the mix. The question for Andy is can he win a grand slam and Novak needs to have more of a positive attitude with his tennis.”

The Swede went down to Australia’s 1987 Wimbledon champion Pat Cash overnight 6-3 6-3 at Sydney Olympic Park.

Ibracadabra
12-28-2010, 12:45 AM
1 grand slam and winner of the world tour final. Terrible season?

RedHotRafa
12-28-2010, 12:56 AM
SEVEN-time Grand Slam winner Mats Wilander doubts former world No.1 Roger Federer will successfully defend the Australian Open in January.

The Swede has speaking before his match today with South African Wayne Ferreira in the Champions Down Under Tournament in Sydney.

*“Rafael Nadal is the heavy favourite for the Australian Open,”* he said.

“Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray are in the mix as well.

“With Roger, who knows. He has had a terrible year and will try and get on track in 2011, but I think it will be a case of survival for him.”

Wilander retired in 1996, playing only one Grand Slam that year, the French Open.

He believes the tour is no harder now than when he retired but acknowledges the domination of Federer and Nadl in recent years.

“These days the tour is close for the first three or four rounds where everyone is bunched up but the sport is heavily dominated by Roger and Rafael. In the 80’s it was more interesting as it was an open field.



“I also think the tour is a mentally uneven as well. Players are slightly intimidated in playing Roger or Rafael so it becomes a mind game.

“Both Novak and Andy will need to step it up next year if they want to be in the mix. The question for Andy is can he win a grand slam and Novak needs to have more of a positive attitude with his tennis.”

The Swede went down to Australia’s 1987 Wimbledon champion Pat Cash overnight 6-3 6-3 at Sydney Olympic Park.

Who's that?

oranges
12-28-2010, 01:05 AM
Federer won a slam last year. By what standards did he have a terrible year, whereas Murray and Djokovic as the supposed new forces with zero can enjoy theirs :spit:

Topspindoctor
12-28-2010, 01:23 AM
Who's that?

Nadal's aggressive alter ego who flattens out his forehand and goes for big serves.

RedHotRafa
12-28-2010, 01:29 AM
Nadal's aggressive alter ego who flattens out his forehand and goes for big serves.

haha

abraxas21
12-28-2010, 01:38 AM
wilander is such a fed hater

Arkulari
12-28-2010, 02:14 AM
Wilander has always hated Roger after he tied his 3-Slam in a year record :retard:

Murray and Nole have a shot at the AO but come on, taking them over a guy who's won 16 GS including the last edition of said Slam? :retard:

It's a game of two, Fedal rule the GS until proven otherwise :shrug:

Macbrother
12-28-2010, 02:37 AM
:lol:

People still quote this guy?

theseth1119
12-28-2010, 02:38 AM
Wilander has always hated Roger after he tied his 3-Slam in a year record :retard:

Murray and Nole have a shot at the AO but come on, taking them over a guy who's won 16 GS including the last edition of said Slam? :retard:

It's a game of two, Fedal rule the GS until proven otherwise :shrug:


Actually I think Rafa will lose in the QF or SF. I think Rogie will get most likely either Chokovic or Murray in the F (darkhorse being JMDP).

Pirata.
12-28-2010, 02:44 AM
“Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray are in the mix as well.

“Both Novak and Andy will need to step it up next year if they want to be in the mix.

:confused: I thought they were already in the mix?

“With Roger, who knows. He has had a terrible year and will try and get on track in 2011, but I think it will be a case of survival for him.”

A slam title, a Masters title, a 500 title, a 250 title and a Year-End Championships title, as well as a Slam SF, two Slam QFs, three Masters finals = a terrible year? Jesus, I'd hate to see what he'd say about Soderling's year.

In the 80’s it was more interesting as it was an open field.

Poor Mats :sad:

theseth1119
12-28-2010, 02:46 AM
He'd probably say that Sodie had a better year than Rogie, being biased.

Clay Death
12-28-2010, 02:57 AM
what is wilander`s problem with fed?

also predictions dont really mean that you hate somebody. it could easily mean that somebody is calling it based on past occurrences.

i define that as objective probability.

dont be so sensitive fedZEALOToids.


who the hell is the heavy favorite if it is not the best player on the planet who also happens to have won the last 3 slams on 3 different surfaces while giving up just 6 sets?

and finally fed had a great year as far as i am concerned. #2 on the planet is not a bad thing.

swisht4u
12-28-2010, 03:07 AM
At times I think Wilander just wants to get Fed motivated. He knows Fed loves challenges but if I didn't follow the game closely it would seem Nadal is the favorite.
I don't agree with Willy, it depends on a few things that no one can predict, the game brought to the court on any particular day for both players, etc.
No matter, I'll tip my hat to the winner.

Arkulari
12-28-2010, 03:08 AM
I know CD, but Wilander has always had issues with Roger, even in the times on which he was winning practically everything, so this isn't new :shrug:

Rafa and Roger are the favorites for this, the rest fall way behind and that's the reality of the matter, the Swiss wins a GS, a MS and the WTF and Wilander says it was a bad year? that shows you how not objective he is :retard:

Monteque
12-28-2010, 03:36 AM
SEVEN-time Grand Slam winner Mats Wilander doubts former world No.1 Roger Federer will successfully defend the Australian Open in January.

The Swede has speaking before his match today with South African Wayne Ferreira in the Champions Down Under Tournament in Sydney.

*“Rafael Nadal is the heavy favourite for the Australian Open,”* he said.

“Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray are in the mix as well.

“With Roger, who knows. He has had a terrible year and will try and get on track in 2011, but I think it will be a case of survival for him.”

Wilander retired in 1996, playing only one Grand Slam that year, the French Open.

He believes the tour is no harder now than when he retired but acknowledges the domination of Federer and Nadl in recent years.

“These days the tour is close for the first three or four rounds where everyone is bunched up but the sport is heavily dominated by Roger and Rafael. In the 80’s it was more interesting as it was an open field.



“I also think the tour is a mentally uneven as well. Players are slightly intimidated in playing Roger or Rafael so it becomes a mind game.

“Both Novak and Andy will need to step it up next year if they want to be in the mix. The question for Andy is can he win a grand slam and Novak needs to have more of a positive attitude with his tennis.”

The Swede went down to Australia’s 1987 Wimbledon champion Pat Cash overnight 6-3 6-3 at Sydney Olympic Park.

fucck u wilander> it's a good season for roger. period

Hugh Jaas
12-28-2010, 03:42 AM
Federer won a slam last year. By what standards did he have a terrible year, whereas Murray and Djokovic as the supposed new forces with zero can enjoy theirs :spit:

2011 AO


http://kumarenggrace.i.ph/photo/d/698-1/Roger+Federer+Crying+pic_4_.jpg
http://www.pollsb.com/photos/o/197578-federer_cry.jpg

Monteque
12-28-2010, 03:45 AM
2011 AO


http://kumarenggrace.i.ph/photo/d/698-1/Roger+Federer+Crying+pic_4_.jpg
http://www.pollsb.com/photos/o/197578-federer_cry.jpg

whats the meaning...???:confused:

Pirata.
12-28-2010, 03:50 AM
:yawn:

AO 09 final is so old meme.

straitup
12-28-2010, 04:23 AM
The terrible year thing is pretty funny...maybe in his mind he had a poor year, but even still, that's ridiculous

Blackbriar
12-28-2010, 07:23 AM
I can't remember the last time a Wilander's prediction turned out to be true.

Puschkin
12-28-2010, 07:33 AM
I really wonder why anyone still takes Wilander seriously, the guy is just babbling around, contradicting himself all the time.

Lleyton_
12-28-2010, 07:49 AM
SEVEN-time Grand Slam winner Mats Wilander doubts former world No.1 Roger Federer will successfully defend the Australian Open in January.

The Swede has speaking before his match today with South African Wayne Ferreira in the Champions Down Under Tournament in Sydney.

*“Rafael Nadal is the heavy favourite for the Australian Open,”* he said.

“Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray are in the mix as well.

“With Roger, who knows. He has had a terrible year and will try and get on track in 2011, but I think it will be a case of survival for him.”

Wilander retired in 1996, playing only one Grand Slam that year, the French Open.

He believes the tour is no harder now than when he retired but acknowledges the domination of Federer and Nadl in recent years.

“These days the tour is close for the first three or four rounds where everyone is bunched up but the sport is heavily dominated by Roger and Rafael. In the 80’s it was more interesting as it was an open field.



“I also think the tour is a mentally uneven as well. Players are slightly intimidated in playing Roger or Rafael so it becomes a mind game.

“Both Novak and Andy will need to step it up next year if they want to be in the mix. The question for Andy is can he win a grand slam and Novak needs to have more of a positive attitude with his tennis.”

The Swede went down to Australia’s 1987 Wimbledon champion Pat Cash overnight 6-3 6-3 at Sydney Olympic Park.


Consistent.

DanaKz
12-28-2010, 07:51 AM
:lol: Oh Wilander, love this guy, he allways delivers :lol:

bokehlicious
12-28-2010, 07:57 AM
"terrible" year? Really? :scratch: Poor Mats is so jealous of Federer that he's making a fool of himself anytime he feels like speaking his mind... :awww: :hug:

bokehlicious
12-28-2010, 08:00 AM
Pretty sure Mats is amongst us either as CD, star_da_game, everko or nadal_slam_king............. Same level :yeah:

2003
12-28-2010, 08:37 AM
Well Fed was looking pretty terrible when he was losing to Bon Pees, Bird Bitch, Monclown etc during that horrible mid season form :D

DanaKz
12-28-2010, 08:41 AM
Well Fed was looking pretty terrible when he was losing to Bon Pees, Bird Bitch, Monclown etc during that horrible mid season form :D

Who is Bon Pees?

bokehlicious
12-28-2010, 08:49 AM
Well Fed was looking pretty terrible when he was losing to Bon Pees, Bird Bitch, Monclown etc during that horrible mid season form :D

Yeah, and on the other hand I guess Nadal, Djokovic and Murray didn't suffer a single "embarrassing" loss throughout the year :yeah:

FormerRafaFan
12-28-2010, 09:08 AM
Terrible year? Fed won 1 MS, 1 GS and the WTF. How is that a bad year? Sure, Rafa had a better year, but Fed still did very well. And you have to remember, Fed only started playing well again towards the end of the season.

I think Fed is the favorite for AO, even ahead of Rafa. You saw what happened in the WTF. Fed playing his very best and Rafa doesn't stand a chance. It just depends on which Fed shows up in the AO...

Pirata.
12-28-2010, 09:14 AM
Yeah, and on the other hand I guess Nadal, Djokovic and Murray didn't suffer a single "embarrassing" loss throughout the year :yeah:

I guess losing in a slam final is better than winning a slam :lol:

dodo
12-28-2010, 09:22 AM
Shouldnt forget he was playing great tennis in 09 as well, but somehow still found a way to lose. And either way, I'm sure Nadal has a thing or two to say about the matter as well.
Im thinking its something like 45% Fed, 35% Nadal, 15% muray-djokovic, 5% other.

Mats needs his head checked. He's slowly pushing into Everko/SdG-territory here. Sadly, when he comes up with these "gems", they arent taken out with the rest of the retarded trash threads but instead are considered news.

DrJules
12-28-2010, 09:29 AM
1 grand slam and winner of the world tour final. Terrible season?

Federer won a slam last year. By what standards did he have a terrible year, whereas Murray and Djokovic as the supposed new forces with zero can enjoy theirs :spit:

:confused: I thought they were already in the mix?



A slam title, a Masters title, a 500 title, a 250 title and a Year-End Championships title, as well as a Slam SF, two Slam QFs, three Masters finals = a terrible year? Jesus, I'd hate to see what he'd say about Soderling's year.



Poor Mats :sad:

I know CD, but Wilander has always had issues with Roger, even in the times on which he was winning practically everything, so this isn't new :shrug:

Rafa and Roger are the favorites for this, the rest fall way behind and that's the reality of the matter, the Swiss wins a GS, a MS and the WTF and Wilander says it was a bad year? that shows you how not objective he is :retard:

The terrible year thing is pretty funny...maybe in his mind he had a poor year, but even still, that's ridiculous



When Wilander says a terrible season he means compared to a "normal" Federer year. 2010 was in some ways his worst year since 2003 or at best equal to 2008.

I think that is what he meant as I have heard him mention by Federer's standards in previous years.

Allez
12-28-2010, 10:08 AM
What is so wrong in saying that the guy who DOMINATED the grand slams in 2010 is the heavy favourite for the 1st slam in 2011 ? If you don't see logic in that prediction then you've just got a tard hat on. Also I'm sure what the guy is saying is that "by his standards" Fed has had a less than average year. He's also lost matches he should not have. OK so he used the word "terrible" but English is not his 1st language so cut him some slack. I like to give people the benefit of the doubt. There is no proof that he hates or is jealous of Federer. Why would that be the case ? Nadal has also surpassed his accomplishments...why not hate him as well :shrug: I should think that a seven time GS winner knows more about these things than your average MTF couch potato :tennis:

Lleyton_
12-28-2010, 10:20 AM
What is so wrong in saying that the guy who DOMINATED the grand slams in 2010 is the heavy favourite for the 1st slam in 2011 ? If you don't see logic in that prediction then you've just got a tard hat on. Also I'm sure what the guy is saying is that "by his standards" Fed has had a less than average year. He's also lost matches he should not have. OK so he used the word "terrible" but English is not his 1st language so cut him some slack. I like to give people the benefit of the doubt. There is no proof that he hates or is jealous of Federer. Why would that be the case ? Nadal has also surpassed his accomplishments...why not hate him as well :shrug: I should think that a seven time GS winner knows more about these things than your average MTF couch potato :tennis:

He commentates for Eurosport ffs. Find a better excuse.

Foxy
12-28-2010, 10:31 AM
Terrible year? Fed won 1 MS, 1 GS and the WTF. How is that a bad year? Sure, Rafa had a better year, but Fed still did very well. And you have to remember, Fed only started playing well again towards the end of the season.

I think Fed is the favorite for AO, even ahead of Rafa. You saw what happened in the WTF. Fed playing his very best and Rafa doesn't stand a chance. It just depends on which Fed shows up in the AO...

Don't forget Rafa was carrying a shoulder injury (his serve was nowhere to be found) and was fatigued after Murray's match (chasing little to no balls). Dodger had a day more rest before the semis as well.

oranges
12-28-2010, 10:42 AM
When Wilander says a terrible season he means compared to a "normal" Federer year. 2010 was in some ways his worst year since 2003 or at best equal to 2008.

I think that is what he meant as I have heard him mention by Federer's standards in previous years.

Terrible is just too strong a word for a year with GS and WTF even so, not to mention that it's dubious anyone woudl expect him to continue like that until he's 30. He's not saying it was average, so-so, even mediocre, but atrocious, horrible, you get the picture. Plus he indicates the negative effects that should have. You're being too kind to Mats ;) I'm not sure if he has it for Fed in particular, but he certainly likes to go way over the top and be on the controversial side. Not in any interesting way I might add.

bokehlicious
12-28-2010, 10:54 AM
Don't forget Rafa was carrying a shoulder injury (his serve was nowhere to be found) and was fatigued after Murray's match (chasing little to no balls).

Healthy Rafito never loses, no? :shrug: :hug:

Allez
12-28-2010, 10:56 AM
He commentates for Eurosport ffs. Find a better excuse.

And the sun rises in the east. WTF has that got to do with anything ? Becker has butchered the English language many times yet he remains a beloved Wimbledon commentator. He too loves using the word "terrible" where if one were to look at the subject objectively, the use of such an adjective was unwarranted. Cut the guy some slack. Stop getting hung up on semantics :rolleyes:

bokehlicious
12-28-2010, 11:03 AM
Allez, Mats knows the English language well enough to know the meaning of the word "terrible"... :rolleyes: :o

Allez
12-28-2010, 11:07 AM
Allez, Mats knows the English language well enough to know the meaning of the word "terrible"... :rolleyes: :o

And you know this for certain because....?

Lleyton_
12-28-2010, 11:10 AM
And there sun rises in the east. WTF has that got to do with anything ? Becker has butchered the English language many times yet he remains a beloved Wimbledon commentator. He too loves using the word "terrible" where if one were to look at the subject objectively, the use of such an adjective was unwarranted. Cut the guy some slack. Stop getting hung up on semantics :rolleyes:

Cut the crap. Google your beloved Wilander and you'll see his previous remarks about Federer. Perhaps that's why you like him. That would be shocking :zzz:

bokehlicious
12-28-2010, 11:11 AM
And you know this for certain because....?

I watch "Game, Set and Mats" for years and I can tell he hasn't real problems with the language :shrug: or do you imply that when he used the word (lack of) "balls" regarding Federer he maybe didn't mean it as testicles :shrug: :o

Allez
12-28-2010, 11:19 AM
Cut the crap. Google your beloved Wilander and you'll see his previous remarks about Federer. Perhaps that's why you like him. That would be shocking :zzz:

Actually I can't stand him as a commentator. But I just don't get why people would jump on his back simply because he used the word "terrible" or implied that the world number one is the hot favourite going into the Australian Open. I just don't see the logic in the hate being flung at him. I've never even seen him play so I'm not a fan. I just think as a 7 times GS winner he deserves the benefit of the doubt that's all :rolleyes:

Allez
12-28-2010, 11:21 AM
I watch "Game, Set and Mats" for years and I can tell he hasn't real problems with the language :shrug: or do you imply that when he used the word (lack of) "balls" regarding Federer he maybe didn't mean it as testicles :shrug: :o

Of course he did not mean it literally silly. It's a figure of speech :scratch:

Zagor
12-28-2010, 11:37 AM
Actually I can't stand him as a commentator. But I just don't get why people would jump on his back simply because he used the word "terrible" or implied that the world number one is the hot favourite going into the Australian Open. I just don't see the logic in the hate being flung at him. I've never even seen him play so I'm not a fan. I just think as a 7 times GS winner he deserves the benefit of the doubt that's all :rolleyes:

That's definitely not the problem,by all accounts Nadal is the favourite going into AO,not many people can dispute that.I'm quite sure bookies will put down Rafa as the 1st favourite for the title as well which is perfectly logical since Nadal has been amazing in best of five matches last year and is the reigning USO champ.

However saying that the year in which a player won a slam,masters title and masters cup is "terrible" for said player is really beyond stupid.I don't care even if he's talking about Federer standards,it's disrespectful towards the game and the players.Furthemore is he really that dense that he is actually surprised that Federer is doing worse at the age of 29 than when he was say 24? Does he think time stands still for Federer or something?

Zagor
12-28-2010, 11:46 AM
Don't forget Rafa was carrying a shoulder injury (his serve was nowhere to be found) and was fatigued after Murray's match (chasing little to no balls). Dodger had a day more rest before the semis as well.

Yeah but don't forget Nadal's opponent has been playing almost non stop in the month going into WTF(while Rafa was resting),is almost 30 years old and has played the 2nd SF.I'd venture to say that those facts balance out Nadal's exhaustion,injuries,pain(&whatever other thing you come up with) etc. and that Fed won fair and square.

That doesn't mean Fed will win if they meet in AO final,different conditions(outdoor and higher bounce)and best of five format make Nadal the favourite in that case.

federated
12-28-2010, 11:58 AM
At times I think Wilander just wants to get Fed motivated. He knows Fed loves challenges but if I didn't follow the game closely it would seem Nadal is the favorite.
I don't agree with Willy, it depends on a few things that no one can predict, the game brought to the court on any particular day for both players, etc.
No matter, I'll tip my hat to the winner.

I'm with you. I think Wilander would like Federer to step it up--and the others, too--to make things a bit more interesting. Now, I love me some Nadal, but really, really would love to see someone besides Rafa win the AO, though if I were a betting woman I'd go all out for Nadal's chances.

But if I had my way, I'd have Soderling or Murray pull out the win.

bokehlicious
12-28-2010, 12:00 PM
Of course he did not mean it literally silly. It's a figure of speech :scratch:

If the guy masters figures of speech in English he's surely aware of the meaning of the word "terrible" too ;)

Cloudygirl
12-28-2010, 12:02 PM
I still have the theory that Wilander is a puppet controlled by mtf trolls and this doesn't do much to disprove it.

Everyone but Nadal would kill for Roger's terrible year!!

guille&tati4life
12-28-2010, 12:02 PM
Wilander has to be right up there for stupidest ever person.

Filo V.
12-28-2010, 03:54 PM
Whether you agree or disagree with Mats' opinion, he is a tennis great and his views definitely need to be taken into account.

Sillyrabbit
12-28-2010, 04:01 PM
Well most threads quoting him on MTF usually go on to spawn 3+pages of discussion, so he must be doing something rightwrong.

Dougie
12-28-2010, 04:03 PM
Whether you agree or disagree with Mats' opinion, he is a tennis great and his views definitely need to be taken into account.

He is certainly a legendary player, but he would do himself ( and everyone else) a favor if he kept his views to himself.

Allez
12-28-2010, 04:06 PM
He is certainly a legendary player, but he would do himself ( and everyone else) a favor if he kept his views to himself.

How come you're not doing yourself (and everyone else) a favour by keeping your views to yourself ? Everyone's entitled to their opinion ;)

viruzzz
12-28-2010, 04:06 PM
OMG This Wilander is so f**ing jealous.

oranges
12-28-2010, 04:14 PM
How come you're not doing yourself (and everyone else) a favour by keeping your views to yourself ? Everyone's entitled to their opinion ;)

Because this is a public forum, quite different from being paid to offer expert opinions and offering pretty much nothing of the sort.

Dougie
12-28-2010, 04:20 PM
How come you're not doing yourself (and everyone else) a favour by keeping your views to yourself ? Everyone's entitled to their opinion ;)

True. And my opinion is Wilander is a clown. Watching a glimpse of Game, Set and Mats gave me a combination of severe diarrhea and disturbing nightmares.

Nadull_tard
12-28-2010, 04:24 PM
Does anyone listen to this opportunist and neophyte Mats Trollander?

abraxas21
12-28-2010, 04:28 PM
Does anyone listen to this opportunist and neophyte Mats Trollander?

hey, i coined that nick-name down in TT. i demand recognition :)

kjo
12-28-2010, 05:03 PM
I think this is an old quote from before the WTF.

oranges
12-28-2010, 05:40 PM
I think this is an old quote from before the WTF.

Well it's not before the AO certainly and even if it is, it would mean Wilander was dead wrong about the '10 AO :lol:

Audacity
12-28-2010, 05:49 PM
Mats is a funny bloke...

tangerine_dream
12-28-2010, 09:19 PM
I'm ready for somebody new to win a slam, even if it's ~gulp~ Murray. :unsure: Seriously, we need some new blood to step up. I'm getting tired of Fedal monopolizing everything. The endless and ultimately futile GOAT discussions are making me nauseous.

Corey Feldman
12-28-2010, 10:34 PM
surprised Mats and his massive ego hasnt entered since he finds the tour so weak thesedays

Action Jackson
12-28-2010, 10:36 PM
Mats is a funny bloke...

You know it.

Arkulari
12-29-2010, 05:11 AM
When Wilander says a terrible season he means compared to a "normal" Federer year. 2010 was in some ways his worst year since 2003 or at best equal to 2008.

I think that is what he meant as I have heard him mention by Federer's standards in previous years.

2008 was worse IMO because he didn't win MS or the WTF but that's just me :shrug:

Serenidad
12-29-2010, 05:13 AM
No Brands mention.

RedHotRafa
12-29-2010, 05:46 AM
Wilander is the most biased guy ever I have to say. He hates Fed and adores Soderling. he said Soderling was the favorite in the Roland Garros final this year. Totally disregarding Nadal's clay court season. He said Soderling would win WTF. Soderling is a nobody, Wilander needs to accept this and move on to Daniel Berta

Pirata.
12-29-2010, 06:40 AM
Wilander needs to accept this and move on to Daniel Berta

Or Christian Lindell. Too bad he will probably switch to Brazil soon :lol:

Action Jackson
12-29-2010, 06:45 AM
When Wilander says a terrible season he means compared to a "normal" Federer year. 2010 was in some ways his worst year since 2003 or at best equal to 2008.

I think that is what he meant as I have heard him mention by Federer's standards in previous years.

Don't expect these numbnuts to understand this. At the same time Wilander trolls a lot of the time and people fall for it.

Lleyton_
12-29-2010, 06:56 AM
Don't expect these numbnuts to understand this. At the same time Wilander trolls a lot of the time and people fall for it.

Dear Wilander apologist no.1,

Federer hasn't had one of his 'normal' years since 2008. Terrible was simply not the right word.

bokehlicious
12-29-2010, 07:10 AM
Georgie jumping in to rescue Matsi, never in doubt but always touching :o :D

Puschkin
12-29-2010, 08:01 AM
surprised Mats and his massive ego hasnt entered since he finds the tour so weak thesedays
:haha:

Zagor
12-29-2010, 01:12 PM
Whether you agree or disagree with Mats' opinion, he is a tennis great and his views definitely need to be taken into account.

Right,so can we also take views for example from a certain player who has double amount of slams Wilander has and is the recorder in weeks spent at #1? He used to say "Every year my goal is to try to win one big Grand Slam, and if I do it's a good year. If it's two it's a GREAT year!" So according to Mats it seems Pete's goal every year was to have a terrible season :confused:

I have taken in the past(I actually agreed with a lot of things he said before) and will take in the future Wilander's opinion into account in times when he isn't talking out of his ass like he did in this instance.

henke007
12-29-2010, 01:48 PM
Stop making dumb comments Mats

Commander Data
12-29-2010, 02:06 PM
Crackhead Wilander is one of the most clueless experts out there. Seriously, the guy knows less then the average poster on here.

Commander Data
12-29-2010, 02:07 PM
The most funny part: Wilander would kill for terrible bad Fed year.

I followed Wilander on Eurosport for years, he talks BS after BS with zeru value.