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Federer withdraws from Doha due to back injury. Tsonga playing exho with Edberg

Action Jackson
01-06-2012, 11:56 AM
Smart move.

kingroger
01-06-2012, 11:56 AM
source ?

Chirag
01-06-2012, 11:57 AM
source please ?

Action Jackson
01-06-2012, 12:00 PM
Rob Koening stated it on Twitter and he's working at Doha.

habibko
01-06-2012, 12:00 PM
they are saying on Aljazeera channel that he's gonna hold a press conference in 5 minutes to announce the W/O

smart move, get well soon Roger :hug:

Evitman
01-06-2012, 12:01 PM
People are talking about this on Twitter. Presser is going on.

Salvy41
01-06-2012, 12:02 PM
Good move I would think. So does this mean his streak is snapped? What's the general opinion on pre-match withdrawal when a player's on a streak?

Chirag
01-06-2012, 12:03 PM
thanks Aj :worship:

really smart move .Hope he gets well for the Ao

EddieNero
01-06-2012, 12:04 PM
Good decision. Does the winning streak go on?

kingroger
01-06-2012, 12:05 PM
Yes... He doesn't lose a match so it will go on :wavey:

Chirag
01-06-2012, 12:05 PM
yes it does .I want to know what all those people who said withdrawal from an event should count as a loss during last november say now :devil:

Mae
01-06-2012, 12:06 PM
I would say it would because he wasn't defeated because the Match wasn't played.

Amukinado
01-06-2012, 12:07 PM
yes it does .I want to know what all those people who said withdrawal from an event should count as a loss during last november say now :devil:

For me it still should count as a loss.

GSMnadal
01-06-2012, 12:08 PM
Afraid of Nadal and afraid of his winning streak being bombed by Jo :devil:...... orrrr, maybe he's just injured. Seeing his history, I'm with the last one, get well for the AO, Roger.

habibko
01-06-2012, 12:09 PM
he sounded sad in the press, hope it's not too bad for AO

Kat_YYZ
01-06-2012, 12:10 PM
get well soon Roger :hug:

EddieNero
01-06-2012, 12:11 PM
Afraid of Nadal and afraid of his winning streak being bombed by Jo :devil:...... orrrr, maybe he's just injured. Seeing his history, I'm with the last one, get well for the AO, Roger.

He's not Nadal, Roger withdraws only when it's necessary to preserve his own body and avoid a serious injury.

DanaKz
01-06-2012, 12:14 PM
OMG, Jo's road to final, three mugs and WO, I am afraid he will get the toughest draw in history on AO, because karma is bitch.

Action Jackson
01-06-2012, 12:15 PM
Walkovers don't count as losses.

In other more important news at hand, hope it's not too serious with plenty of physio he will be playing in Melbourne.

EddieNero
01-06-2012, 12:15 PM
OMG, Jo's road to final, three mugs and WO, I am afraid he will get the toughest draw in history on AO, because karma is bitch.

Basing on Nadal draws in slams she's not that bitchy.

nalbyfan
01-06-2012, 12:16 PM
When I think all his fans believe that he's never injured and always fit...thr first tourney of the season says the contrary

Radalek
01-06-2012, 12:16 PM
Didn't follow the presser, what was the reason for withdrawal?

guichard
01-06-2012, 12:16 PM
back injury

Nirjhor
01-06-2012, 12:17 PM
Get well soon, Roger! :)

Looner
01-06-2012, 12:19 PM
So BadBackerer's appearance does not thwart Streakerer's efforts. That's good but it's not the most important. In the presser he says that he hopes he'll be okay by the middle of next week. I hope that too for his and his fans' sake.

atennisfan
01-06-2012, 12:21 PM
withdrawal and w/o is not a loss.
just like djoko in bercy

Chirag
01-06-2012, 12:23 PM
I hope he is fit for the AO .I dont want anyone injured there

Lleyton_
01-06-2012, 12:24 PM
2nd career walkover? Such a coward this Olderer :rolleyes:

shadows
01-06-2012, 12:25 PM
Didn't follow the presser, what was the reason for withdrawal?

Injured back vs Zemjla, there were rumblings that he'd withdraw after the match vs Seppi where it was acting up. A lot of pace off the serve etc.

This isn't too unexpected, definitely precautionary before the AO. Bit worrying for him tbh to have back problems at the start of the season, especially given it's going to be one of his last.

guichard
01-06-2012, 12:26 PM
Federer said he's guessing he will be okay by mid next week. Staying in Doha till tomorrow night. Been playing w/ pain for past 2 rounds https://twitter.com/#!/ReemAbulleil/status/155275404255563776

iriraz
01-06-2012, 12:26 PM
If he isn`t 100% certainly taking any risks 1 week before AO would have been a bad decision.
Sure,if he had this kind of problem in a big event he would have taken his chances but in this situation is a good move.
It`s not like his ranking will suffer in a big way from a 250 event.

Gagsquet
01-06-2012, 12:27 PM
If the QF against Seppi was the last match of his career, he ended it with an impressive streak :yeah:

Polikarpov
01-06-2012, 12:27 PM
:tears:

Sunset of Age
01-06-2012, 12:32 PM
Sad to hear, but a very sensible decision indeed.
Get well soon, Rog! :hug:

leng jai
01-06-2012, 12:33 PM
Just in time to join Hasi at the retirement village.

henke007
01-06-2012, 12:35 PM
Good choice by http://www.aandewatches.com/rolex_masterpiece_watches01-face.jpgerer

paseo
01-06-2012, 12:36 PM
Man.... There goes his form. Gotta start from scratch after an injury break.

Action Jackson
01-06-2012, 12:40 PM
Cut the flaming out. Federer for all his faults isn't one who retires in matches or fakes injuries, it's the 2nd time in his career that he has given a walkover.

It's not common or about other fanbases bitching, naturally Doha is more important than an upcoming Grand Slam.

Arakasi
01-06-2012, 12:51 PM
He made the right decision. It sucks though.

:sad:

Mystique
01-06-2012, 12:53 PM
At least its clear he really had an injury unlike some other players:o

Get well soon Roger, good move, it would be retarded to simply play to lose, and god forbid worsen your injury.
Hope you will be healed by AO...Allez!

AlterBridge
01-06-2012, 12:54 PM
Age catching up? Fuck, i really wanted to see todays match against Tsonga...

tripwires
01-06-2012, 12:58 PM
AJ said it all for me:

Cut the flaming out. Federer for all his faults isn't one who retires in matches or fakes injuries, it's the 2nd time in his career that he has given a walkover.

It's not common or about other fanbases bitching, naturally Doha is more important than an upcoming Grand Slam.

I'm sad that he's injured to such an extent but this is obviously a good decision in view of what's coming up ahead. I hope he recovers in time for the AO.

Saberq
01-06-2012, 12:59 PM
Now when he is loses at the AO it was his back...I like it Rog

viruzzz
01-06-2012, 01:01 PM
Really? You all caring about the streak when Fed is injured?
You all make me sick.

One of the best players in history is injured and had to withdraw for the second time of his career, who the fuck needs to think about the streak? You want a streak? Here, Fed had so many streaks in his career, why the hell should we care about another one?
The only important fact here is him getting well to play the AO; to stay in the big career for n°1 and to win some slams. Really, fuck the streak. And you all caring about that, get a fuckin soul.

nalbyfan
01-06-2012, 01:02 PM
Did Doha's crowd boo him ???

Arakasi
01-06-2012, 01:04 PM
From the press conference:

"I'm sorry for holding this press conference," said Federer, who has been enjoying a 20-match unbeaten run.

"I hurt my back in my second round match (against Zemlja) and I don't see any improvement today.

"I've played through two matches in pain and don't think it's the right thing to risk anything more now. It's the only right decision to make.

"I've just been trying to manage the situation really. Back spasms happen and sometimes you can contain them with massage and pain killers. But I don't want to drive myself crazy with more painkillers, and I need to do what's right to get it better."

"It's only the second time I have pulled out from a tournament, and I have never pulled out during a match. It's a sad moment for me, the tournament, and the fans, but health comes first."

Federer said he feels "optimistic" that he will be fit for the Australian Open, where he hopes to win back the title he lost to Novak Djokovic last year.
"Although it's not very good it's not crazy bad," he said.

"I have had bad backs on the past, but this is not very good, otherwise I would definitely be playing.

"I feel that without play and with the right treatment, I will get through it in the next few days. That's my personal opinion right now.
"But then of course I have along journey in front of me going to Australia, but I hope maybe midweek next week I should be a hundred percent again. But that's just guessing."

Kat_YYZ
01-06-2012, 01:06 PM
Did Doha's crowd boo him ???

you mean when he went on court with Robbie Koenig to personally announce his withdrawal and apologize to the fans?? No I don't think they did. Not too many players gutsy and considerate enough to do that.

castle007
01-06-2012, 01:07 PM
:sad::sad: Get well soon Federer! Tennis isn't the same without you

Kat_YYZ
01-06-2012, 01:08 PM
by the way, the stream for the Federer/Tsonga match is showing a little exhibition match with Tsonga vs Stefan Edberg :eek: wow!

Chirag
01-06-2012, 01:09 PM
Now when he is loses at the AO it was his back...I like it Rog

coming from a nole fan :superlol:

timafi
01-06-2012, 01:09 PM
get better fast Rog :hug: :hug: :hug: :angel: :angel:

Rita
01-06-2012, 01:10 PM
Best not to try out those kinds of positions with Mirka Rog :sad:

RIboy
01-06-2012, 01:12 PM
who cares, we have a better match instead...c'mon Stefan :lol:

Judio
01-06-2012, 01:12 PM
WHY is Tsonga playing an exho ??

Surely he has had plenty of matches already

And if he gets Injured ??

No Final for Doha

noddzy
01-06-2012, 01:12 PM
Good to see that Mirka has drilled some sense into him ;) Hope he is fit and back(no pun intended) for the AO !

Orka_n
01-06-2012, 01:13 PM
Did the right thing. Bigger things await, Roger.

r3d_d3v1l_
01-06-2012, 01:13 PM
It´s a chronic back issue. Just hope that he heals it fully, because if he doesn´t, he´s screwed at the AO.

Action Jackson
01-06-2012, 01:17 PM
It's about Federer's back problem, nothing to do with Djokovic or Nadal at all keep the thread on the actual topic.

nobama
01-06-2012, 01:18 PM
Crap. :( I hope he's ok for AO. :unsure:

MaxPower
01-06-2012, 01:21 PM
it's troublesome for Fed fans because he's not a player that withdraws unless the pain is killing him. So a clear warning sign. But yeah i think everyone needs to get used to that Feds body won't be as unbreakable anymore at the wrong side of 30. He should focus on the important tournaments, probably shouldn't have gone to Doha in the first place...


ohh Tsonga exho with Edberg. hope i could tune in for that :P they could have a volley war

Corey Feldman
01-06-2012, 01:26 PM
wise move i suppose, just hope 10 days heals it enough... but hardly good news he's hurting his back so quickly after 2 months of rest

Sophocles
01-06-2012, 01:26 PM
This is a bit crap at the start of the season.

Vida
01-06-2012, 01:28 PM
get well soon fed.

samanosuke
01-06-2012, 01:29 PM
I just came from a ban for wishing an injury to Fed . So everyone who calls me a fed tard will be reported in the future .


Not good for Fed . He isn't Nadal or Nole type of faker so he could be ready in 10 days time for 7 best of 5 matches . Give the title to Nole already

Bigselber
01-06-2012, 01:30 PM
Please get well for the AO Roger

Pirata.
01-06-2012, 01:35 PM
fFfNmee2XaI

Dr. Frankenfed
01-06-2012, 01:45 PM
I hope his sebaceous cyst hasn't spread.

This sucks. I am sceptical about his chances at the AO now.

Action Jackson
01-06-2012, 01:46 PM
I just came from a ban for wishing an injury to Fed . So everyone who calls me a fed tard will be reported in the future .


Not good for Fed . He isn't Nadal or Nole type of faker so he could be ready in 10 days time for 7 best of 5 matches . Give the title to Nole already

Come on man, you know the deal you don't talk about your bans in GM. Not that I know what it was about.

It doesn't matter how much you dislike a player, it's better watching them lose on court not being injured.

samanosuke
01-06-2012, 01:51 PM
Come on man, you know the deal you don't talk about your bans in GM. Not that I know what it was about.

It doesn't matter how much you dislike a player, it's better watching them lose on court not being injured.

sorry , didn't know that

Agree . there is no joy in winning when someone retires . just pointing out that Fed's injuries has to be taken more seriously than from some hypochondriacs that can't play their best without at least 3 injuries

Action Jackson
01-06-2012, 01:53 PM
sorry , didn't know that

Agree . there is no joy in winning when someone retires . just pointing out that Fed's injuries has to be taken more seriously than from some hypochondriacs that can't play their best without at least 3 injuries

As I said, Federer has many things he can be criticised for, but 2 walkovers and he's been on tour since 1999, plus no retirements is very clear that he is not one who fakes or overstates problems.

bokehlicious
01-06-2012, 01:58 PM
As I said, Federer has many things he can be criticised for

:( hater :(

Vida
01-06-2012, 01:59 PM
criticized for what? :confused:

Egreen
01-06-2012, 02:00 PM
:sad:

duong
01-06-2012, 02:00 PM
Australian open anyway I didn't care much, have foreseen another Djoko-Nadal final for long.

But time to re-consider february-march schedule to be ready for the very key-part of the year from june to september, esp. as for him, most important on grass is being fit and dynamic not like last two years.

I hope he can play Davis cup first round, for him and for Stan Wawrinka who deserves that this year.

Corey Feldman
01-06-2012, 02:00 PM
a sportsman who should be criticised alot in Action Jacko's eyes is someone who wins alot

gotta be losers like Luis Horna or Wigan Athletic to get his approval
the little man who is clean and untainted

ZaZoo)
01-06-2012, 02:02 PM
How many points will grandpa lose?

samanosuke
01-06-2012, 02:03 PM
How many points will grandpa lose?

something like 150

duong
01-06-2012, 02:03 PM
How many points will grandpa lose?

160

anyway don't tell me you're afraid of Fed for Djoko's ranking :lol:

Judio
01-06-2012, 02:03 PM
It´s a chronic back issue. Just hope that he heals it fully, because if he doesn´t, he´s screwed at the AO.

Can someone please list all the Grand Slam Tournaments Federer has had to miss through injury in his career ???

ZaZoo)
01-06-2012, 02:06 PM
160

anyway don't tell me you're afraid of Fed for Djoko's ranking :lol:

I'm scared for Rafito. :D

Johnny Groove
01-06-2012, 02:07 PM
Best not to try out those kinds of positions with Mirka Rog :sad:

:spit:

Wise decision, hopefully Backerer will get himself together for the AO. The game is better when Roger is healthy and playing well.

duong
01-06-2012, 02:07 PM
Can someone please list all the Grand Slam Tournaments Federer has had to miss through injury in his career ???

yes he's been lucky enough for that, but as everybody, you've heard a lot about other players' physical issues, losing "only because of that" although they could play the tournament and even didn't retire.

Besides, yes, he's said that in end of 2008-beginning of 2009, he had chronicle back problems, although he didn't speak about these at the moment and stayed optimistic then people ignored them.

That's his way : doesn't like to speak about his physical issues then people believe he never has some, as if he was not human. Like for Wimbledon 2010 comments after Berdych's loss (although Berdych did play great, yes :shrug: )

samanosuke
01-06-2012, 02:07 PM
How many points will grandpa lose?

btw is this a sign of worry for #1 spot :lol: ?

if it is you can be calm . he is too old for these shits

Corey Feldman
01-06-2012, 02:07 PM
far too many hata's in this thread struggling to contain their happiness

samanosuke
01-06-2012, 02:08 PM
far too many hata's in this thread struggling to contain their happiness

clearly I am the biggest fed's hater :lol:

Corey Feldman
01-06-2012, 02:10 PM
:lol:

Johnny Groove
01-06-2012, 02:12 PM
far too many hata's in this thread struggling to contain their happiness

I see it pretty tame, really.

Imagine if Nadal gave a W/O to Monfils with a knee injury.

I guarantee this thread would be twice as long and 10x as nasty.

samanosuke
01-06-2012, 02:16 PM
I see it pretty tame, really.

Imagine if Nadal gave a W/O to Monfils with a knee injury.

I guarantee this thread would be twice as long and 10x as nasty.

why ? I don't have problems with retiring if you are really injured . just problems when you are " injured " but you are running better than ever and winning . These kind of injuries bother me

Shirogane
01-06-2012, 02:18 PM
Really nice gift to Tsonga, I'm talking about the exho with Edberg of course. :)

Saberq
01-06-2012, 02:21 PM
I really wanted to watch Fed-Nadal final.....

tektonac
01-06-2012, 02:22 PM
he should've played but with his Rolex on ;)

your_valentine
01-06-2012, 02:24 PM
Poor Fed, hope his heals for AO.
Btw did anyone notice how Fed said: I hope you guys get to see me this year somewhere around the world. He didn't say see you next year, I fear the retirement is coming :sad:

As for the exho. 45yo Edberg has more game than this clown Tsonga :spit:

duong
01-06-2012, 02:24 PM
why ? I don't have problems with retiring if you are really injured . just problems when you are " injured " but you are running better than ever and winning . These kind of injuries bother me

+1

samanosuke
01-06-2012, 02:26 PM
this is ideal moment for "The legend about extra human Nole" becomes even bigger . He barely survived Cincy's retirement against Murray, and few weeks later won USO . Fed's injury looks like child play for those horror scenes in Cincy but still Fed won't be able to prepare himself neither close like Nole did

Riosreigned
01-06-2012, 02:27 PM
Roger knows he might lose to Tsonga or Rafa in DOha so he would prefer to go into Melbourne on a win streak, despite the exo losses to Djok and Rafa. Roger probably knows he has to save all his mojo for Melbourne where it really counts and where he will be super inspired.

Shirogane
01-06-2012, 02:27 PM
Poor Fed, hope his heals for AO.
Btw did anyone notice how Fed said: I hope you guys get to see me this year somewhere around the world. He didn't say see you next year, I fear the retirement is coming :sad:

As for the exho. 45yo Edberg has more game than this clown Tsonga :spit:A shame I had to miss that, hopefully not for good. :(

nsidhan
01-06-2012, 02:27 PM
There is NO WAY Fed will win the AO with that injury or without being 100% fit.

Corey Feldman
01-06-2012, 02:29 PM
Poor Fed, hope his heals for AO.
Btw did anyone notice how Fed said: I hope you guys get to see me this year somewhere around the world. He didn't say see you next year, I fear the retirement is coming :sad:

As for the exho. 45yo Edberg has more game than this clown Tsonga :spit:probably just not playing in Doha next year, think this was the last year of the multi million contract he had with them

Edberg probably the best player Tsonga faced this week

Saberq
01-06-2012, 02:30 PM
this is ideal moment for "The legend about extra human Nole" becomes even bigger . He barely survived Cincy's retirement against Murray, and few weeks later won USO . Fed's injury looks like child play for those horror scenes in Cincy but still Fed won't be able to prepare himself neither close like Nole did

Nole is 24 and Fed is 30.........and Nole has the egg :cool:

BodyServe
01-06-2012, 02:30 PM
criticized for what? :confused:

:( hater :(

a sportsman who should be criticised alot in Action Jacko's eyes is someone who wins alot

gotta be losers like Luis Horna or Wigan Athletic to get his approval
the little man who is clean and untainted

Come on he is the so-called perfect player, he cant be criticized for anything.
We live in a perfect world too, not.

:stupid:

Action Jackson
01-06-2012, 02:43 PM
a sportsman who should be criticised alot in Action Jacko's eyes is someone who wins alot

gotta be losers like Luis Horna or Wigan Athletic to get his approval
the little man who is clean and untainted

Federer is perfect now stop whining and trying to flame.

your_valentine
01-06-2012, 02:43 PM
probably just not playing in Doha next year, think this was the last year of the multi million contract he had with them

Edberg probably the best player Tsonga faced this week

Didn't know that. I hope this is the reason he said that :)

abraxas21
01-06-2012, 02:56 PM
old back falling down

NID
01-06-2012, 03:01 PM
He looked off against Seppi, and his 1st serve was down to 179. That explains it.
He needs his A+ serve if he is to take AO.

!VamosRafa!
01-06-2012, 03:24 PM
Aww, I hope he'll be ok by the AO :awww: :hug:

Congrats to Tsonga for winning Doha :yeah:

Roamed
01-06-2012, 03:46 PM
Fed :sad: Rest up, champ.

mikkemus23
01-06-2012, 04:06 PM
Afraid of Nadal and afraid of his winning streak being bombed by Jo :devil:...... orrrr, maybe he's just injured. Seeing his history, I'm with the last one, get well for the AO, Roger.

Pwned.

piksi
01-06-2012, 04:39 PM
Unfortunate for Federer. This was the only chance to win a tournament for him until the US open is over.

Jaz
01-06-2012, 04:41 PM
Good that he withdrew, needs rest before Aus.

Lopez
01-06-2012, 04:44 PM
Really hope Roger is well by the time AO starts.

Who won the exo btw :D?

Slice Winner
01-06-2012, 04:53 PM
Kinda feel bad for Seppi :lol:

abraxas21
01-06-2012, 05:07 PM
by the way, the stream for the Federer/Tsonga match is showing a little exhibition match with Tsonga vs Stefan Edberg :eek: wow!

this improvised exho match was still probly better than the nadal-monfils 'real' SF

Saberq
01-06-2012, 05:09 PM
Really hope Roger is well by the time AO starts.

Who won the exo btw :D?

the number 1 himself :D....just kidding Tsonga

abraxas21
01-06-2012, 05:10 PM
How many points will grandpa lose?

faker is +5000 ahead of an injured olderer and the fakertards are still terrified of their hero getting owned in the ranking by fed once again :lol:

abraxas21
01-06-2012, 05:13 PM
I see it pretty tame, really.

Imagine if Nadal gave a W/O to Monfils with a knee injury.

I guarantee this thread would be twice as long and 10x as nasty.

and for good reason

Sp!ffy
01-06-2012, 05:20 PM
Fed :sad: Rest up, champ.

:spit:

Roamed
01-06-2012, 05:23 PM
:spit:

Meaning 'champion' :stupid: Which is what he it :stupid:

nsidhan
01-06-2012, 05:42 PM
What in the world was Edberg doing in Qatar? :o

Totally random person to sub for Fed.

abraxas21
01-06-2012, 05:46 PM
What in the world was Edberg doing in Qatar? :o

Totally random person to sub for Fed.

fed is a huge edbergtard

manadrainer
01-06-2012, 10:27 PM
Worst thing that could happen. Fed not playing because of health issues. I feel his chances for AO just decreased dramatically.

FedvsNole
01-06-2012, 10:52 PM
Seriously guys, if its just a spasm/muscle pain which based on the fact that he has played through it the last 2 matches it will be fine in a 3-4 days MAX. AO 2012 doesn't even get under way for another 10 days. He's played 5 matches in the last 7 days counting the exho and honestly thats all he really needed. He'll be even fresher for australia plus it will be hot there and not in the low 60s as in doha which makes it way more likely for this stuff to happen. He made the right move and I'm glad he's not playing any more matches in doha. Plus i rewatched the match against seppi and he was honestly moving at like 60% on purpose and only really trying to move quickly when he had to but he still could so I think he's just being extra safe because it's so close to a major which is smart.

Having had back spasms myself playing in colder weather I can tell you that your always good to go in a few days.

MatchFederer
01-06-2012, 11:28 PM
yes it does .I want to know what all those people who said withdrawal from an event should count as a loss during last november say now :devil:

Counts as a defeat.

Topspindoctor
01-06-2012, 11:39 PM
Watch Olderer serve at least 15 aces every match come AO with "broken back" like he did against Berdych in Wimby 2010.

zlaja777
01-07-2012, 12:05 AM
Hope he's 100% for AO. Based on what he said today,...no need for drama.

Langers
01-07-2012, 12:31 AM
No doubt if he loses in Melbourne it will be because of this injury. :rolleyes:

MIMIC
01-07-2012, 12:48 AM
:lol: the Edberg match is playing right now on Tennis Channel.

Slice Winner
01-07-2012, 01:00 AM
Edberg should have entered the main draw - could probably have won the event with his sexiness.

Saberq
01-07-2012, 01:23 AM
It's sad that Edberg even today is better than some top 20 players

coonster14
01-07-2012, 02:40 AM
Was so looking forward to the 12th match between Roger and Jo...

Correct decision by Roger, hope he plays awesome at Aus Open! :)

rickcastle
01-07-2012, 03:19 AM
No doubt if he loses in Melbourne it will be because of this injury. :rolleyes:

LOL Nadal and Djokovic fans have a lot of room to talk about using injuries as excuses :lol: You guys are pathetic. Federer has a lot of flaws but faking injuries is not one of them. Second time he has given a walk and never retired yet. Not a lot of players who can claim that for themselves and certainly not Nadal or Djokovic.

atennisfan
01-07-2012, 04:23 AM
LOL Nadal and Djokovic fans have a lot of room to talk about using injuries as excuses :lol: You guys are pathetic. Federer has a lot of flaws but faking injuries is not one of them. Second time he has given a walk and never retired yet. Not a lot of players who can claim that for themselves and certainly not Nadal or Djokovic.

THIS!