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Is it normal for a tournament director to be so into a player?

nellis_lv
06-11-2012, 07:06 PM
I, mean, seriously . . . this guy's always lookin' like he's about to give up his first-born son to Fed.

http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/2711/53447002.jpg
http://img814.imageshack.us/img814/1685/screensnapzw.jpg


Are there other examples of tourney directors being so in favor of a player?

Backhand_Maestro
06-11-2012, 07:10 PM
He's their prized asset; brings the crowd which equates Money

Freak3yman84
06-11-2012, 07:10 PM
Yeah, that's just not right for the tournament director to be ass-kissing Fed. I thought it was weird enough that they named a street after him when 1. Federer isn't from Germany and 2. Federer skips this tournament all the time. I don't think I've seen this much ass-kissing from a tournament director before.

Kiedis
06-11-2012, 07:13 PM
A player? WTF? He is JesudFed, mate. Kneel down and ask him forgiveness, you insolent!

pray-for-palestine-and-israel
06-11-2012, 07:26 PM
rafa cheated his way to another rg
by making them stop play
now that takes skill

peribsen
06-11-2012, 07:44 PM
rafa cheated his way to another rg
by making them stop play
now that takes skill

Indeed, the first stop was asked for by... (the answer is not RN). But you just don't care, do you? Noyhing that doesn't fit your prejudice ever counts, does it? And the whole match was only about the 3rd set, wasn't it? I mean, you've probably been watching tennis for years now, but had never seen the player who ends up losing cruising to take one of the sets, had you? He took the third 6-2, so that is proof enough for you that the other 3 sets were just mistakes, isn't it?

You need to open your eyes, there's more out there than what you see in your dreams. All losers do their best to turn winners into mere losers who got lucky.

Looner
06-11-2012, 07:53 PM
When you're the GOAT, you're the GOAT. Deal with it haterzzz.

xdrewitdajx
06-11-2012, 08:49 PM
rafa cheated his way to another rg
by making them stop play
now that takes skill

why can't all posts be so on-topic, relevant, objective? -sigh-

you give me hope, but i know it's fleeting :(

ServeVolley
06-11-2012, 08:56 PM
It's Roger Federer. 'nuff said :shrug:

SheepleBuster
06-11-2012, 08:58 PM
So why don't you talk about the ATP officials being so into Rafa? Like the guy stopping the match every time Novak was winning. Please get a life

RandomChiller
06-11-2012, 09:00 PM
Federer obviously helped the tournament a lot and as a result gets the credit for his participations.

nellis_lv
06-11-2012, 09:13 PM
I bet he calls Roger every night at 3AM then hangs up.

rocketassist
06-11-2012, 09:24 PM
Charlie Pasarell.

/thread

RIboy
06-11-2012, 09:27 PM
Rogie: you hang up first
tour. director: i ain't hanging up first; you hang up first
Rogie: Well i'm not hanging up until you hang up
tour.director: ok then, let's talk about what kind of flowers would you like this year?
Rogie: surprise me darling
tour. director: okey dokey artichokey, you hang up first
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tripwires
06-12-2012, 03:39 AM
He looks so good in that second pic. :hearts: what's this thread about again?

Topspindoctor
06-12-2012, 03:43 AM
Olderer always had an army of ass kissers, fangirls and sycophants behind him, this is nothing new. :shrug:

Houstonko
06-12-2012, 04:15 AM
Yeah, that's just not right for the tournament director to be ass-kissing Fed. I thought it was weird enough that they named a street after him when 1. Federer isn't from Germany and 2. Federer skips this tournament all the time. I don't think I've seen this much ass-kissing from a tournament director before.

THis tournament needs money because half the players gone to Queens. It don't have Nadal and djoker in the past. It has risk to become like Hamburg esp after RG.

leng jai
06-12-2012, 05:05 AM
I want certain posters on MTF to have my babies. Nothing unusual.

VictorTennis
06-12-2012, 12:00 PM
Why wouldn't anyone who knows the slightest thing about tennis greatly admire Federer as the greatest player of all time? Bit unfair I think to criticise this chap.

e476
06-12-2012, 07:05 PM
Isn't Ralf Weber (Halle Tournament Director) the same guy who last year said (after Olderer's withdrawal) (http://www.crunchsports.com/category/Tennis/Roger-Federer-Withdrawal-201106090001/): "Our plans for the past year have been nearly exclusively with Roger appearing. And he never gave us any indication that he had health problems. I clearly expressed my disappointment to his management. We expect that this lifetime contract will be fulfilled in person - and not just a declaration of intent." He really has his head buried really far up Rogie's ass. :spit:


Olderer always had an army of ass kissers, fangirls and sycophants behind him, this is nothing new. :shrug:
OMG :sobbing:

nellis_lv
06-12-2012, 07:22 PM
Isn't Ralf Weber (Halle Tournament Director) the same guy who last year said (after Olderer's withdrawal) (http://www.crunchsports.com/category/Tennis/Roger-Federer-Withdrawal-201106090001/):


I bet he played out his Alanis Morissette records after Roger did that to him last year.

shadows
06-12-2012, 07:25 PM
http://www.gerryweber-open.de/var/ezflow_site/storage/images/gerry-weber-world/news/2012/juni/superstar-rafael-nadal-in-halle-gelandet/text-ankunf-rafael-nadal/38675-1-ger-DE/Text-Ankunf-Rafael-Nadal_large.jpg

Oh look, he's just doing PR