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Fed feels all alone at TMC

nobama
11-19-2005, 08:04 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051119/ap_on_sp_te_ga_su/ten_masters_cup_38

Federer, who had been sidelined six weeks because of an injured right ankle, hobbled into Shanghai thinking he'd be the most likely to withdraw.

"I definitely felt a little bit of pressure," he said. "That I've made it so far now I think is maybe great for the tournament — I hope so. For myself, I think even more."

Second-ranked Rafael Nadal, the last player to beat Federer — at the French Open semifinals in June — and No. 5-ranked Andre Agassi pulled out Monday because of injuries.

"All of a sudden, I felt a little bit left alone," Federer said. "I was like, 'Well, I better win a match here."

Jennay
11-19-2005, 08:08 PM
I'm sure he'll feel very alone flying home with all that prize money.

BelgianWaffle
11-19-2005, 08:09 PM
I'm sure he'll feel very alone flying home with all that prize money.
:lol:

Well he has a point I guess.

bad gambler
11-19-2005, 08:10 PM
:confused:

Tennis Fool
11-19-2005, 08:11 PM
It's Feds fault. If he'd withdrawn, Gaudio wouldn't have a Masters Cup double-bagel to add to his growing list. :(

NicoFan
11-19-2005, 08:19 PM
Oh poor Roger! lol!!!

Just teasing...

I see his point. He must feel a lot of pressure to play well, stay in it, and give the tournament something since no one else did.

Not that if they were there, he wouldn't still be winning, but at least there would be more competition.

And yes, the money will definitely make him feel better!!! lol!

sierra91
11-19-2005, 08:22 PM
I'm sure he'll feel very alone flying home with all that prize money. I could deal with the loneliness if I had that prize money to keep me company. ;)

PaulieM
11-19-2005, 08:27 PM
he misses his bf :sad: i'll be glad to comfort him:aplot:

Spes
11-19-2005, 08:29 PM
:lol: I bet he does feel alone. He was the only top 5 player there :o Makes you feel sorry for the people who had to go to the tournament :sad:

DrJules
11-19-2005, 08:33 PM
What about his opponents. They were all thinking we can win this event then he arrived. :help:

Galaxystorm
11-19-2005, 08:42 PM
Fed misses the furtive meetings with Nadal at hotel rooms ;) , sin is over there :aplot:

DrJules
11-19-2005, 08:48 PM
Fed misses the furtive meetings with Nadal at hotel rooms ;) , sin is over there :aplot:


Now we know why he left. Roger was coming on too stong. :rolls:

idolwatcher1
11-19-2005, 09:02 PM
I think maybe Fed underestimated the other player's health issues, for one...I mean, he had reason to be concerned about his own health, but he seems to be able to move well enough on the court, and hasn't lost yet, so he should be happy!

kiro
11-20-2005, 12:09 AM
Kudos to Fed. It was quite moving when you heard and saw he talking about these. He felt the responsibility and you can see how sincere he is.

Scotso
11-20-2005, 01:55 AM
Federer is talented and all, but I'm getting a little tired of the tongue-in-cheek arrogance. It would be funny if David beat him in the final.

bellascarlett
11-20-2005, 02:01 AM
Federer is talented and all, but I'm getting a little tired of the tongue-in-cheek arrogance. It would be funny if David beat him in the final.

haha yeah I agree...:)

rofe
11-20-2005, 02:12 AM
Federer is talented and all, but I'm getting a little tired of the tongue-in-cheek arrogance. It would be funny if David beat him in the final.

Truthful, not arrogant. The organizers threw a hissy fit when Agassi withdrew and not without reason. Their profits would have been seriously affected if Fed had withdrawn as well. As it is they have had to contend with half-empty stands and Fed's withdrawal would quite likely have put them completely in the red.

Scotso
11-20-2005, 02:21 AM
Truth can still be arrogance. If Federer wants to keep his "sexiest" title, he might want to tone it down. Humility is a lot more attractive.

Flibbertigibbet
11-20-2005, 02:26 AM
Well, see, if he is the epitome of humility as may be preferred by some, then others will decry him as a falsely modest character who's putting on a mask and is really an arrogant devil on the inside. :sad:

rofe
11-20-2005, 02:32 AM
Truth can still be arrogance. If Federer wants to keep his "sexiest" title, he might want to tone it down. Humility is a lot more attractive.

False humility is definitely not attractive.

Scotso
11-20-2005, 02:40 AM
False humility is definitely not attractive.

Then you're saying he is arrogant?

rofe
11-20-2005, 02:44 AM
Then you're saying he is arrogant?

He is telling it like it is - nothing arrogant about it.

Flibbertigibbet
11-20-2005, 02:46 AM
Then you're saying he is arrogant?
Just because something is 'not black' does not make it 'white.' Just because Federer might not be entirely humble does not mean he's entirely arrogant. He has his moments where he seems arrogant, cocky, confident, whatever you want to call it, other times where he seems gracious, kind, modest, etc., and those occasional instances in which he is somewhere in between the two extremes. He'd be kind of boring if he was always humble, and he'd be rather irritating if he was always arrogant, after all.

There are shades of gray, and there is a wide spectrum of color, which is apparent in humans as well (including famous tennis players).

nobama
11-20-2005, 04:42 AM
Federer is talented and all, but I'm getting a little tired of the tongue-in-cheek arrogance. It would be funny if David beat him in the final.Do you really think people paid good money to see Gaudio, Puerta, Gonzales and Nalbandian? I don't think so. If Fed wasn't there no one would give a shit about this TMC....even with him there some are saying it's an embarrassment and a joke. He's only telling it like it is.

Scotso
11-20-2005, 01:56 PM
I wonder how he feels now :shrug:

rofe
11-20-2005, 02:27 PM
I wonder how he feels now :shrug:

Why would his loss change his views? :shrug:

He was in the finals wasn't he?

Scotso
11-20-2005, 02:30 PM
Yes, and lost them.

Flibbertigibbet
11-20-2005, 02:31 PM
Oh dear, Federer lost. This, of course, negates all his great play over the past years, and Federer should better be the paragon of humility and niceties next year, because clearly he's far from invincible, and his domination is over. I hope Federer learns from this mistake of his life - his hugest - and says as little as possible to the press. In fact, he better cancel most of his press conferences and whatnot, he doesn't want to say anything arrogant, because he's going to lose at least 30 matches next year. 10 of them will be to Nalbandian, and the other 19 will be to Nadal, and 1 will be to Roddick, who'll beat him 6-0, 6-0, 6-0 in the US Open final. The stupid jerk.

Carito_90
11-20-2005, 05:30 PM
I'm sure he'll feel very alone flying home with all that prize money.

And Mirka ;)

MariaV
11-20-2005, 05:40 PM
Federer is talented and all, but I'm getting a little tired of the tongue-in-cheek arrogance. It would be funny if David beat him in the final.
BAD BAD Scott, why did you jinx him?????? :( :(