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SUKTUEN
07-10-2010, 02:22 PM
:worship::worship:

sabina_RF_lee
07-10-2010, 03:13 PM
I read almost all pages of it, it began in 2003 wow!!! Its like making of a GOAT. So fun read all the great champions comments about a new star in tennis who became the greatest of all time.

Minnie
07-11-2010, 11:27 PM
Yep. Would be nice to see some of their fans follow their example, but I'm afraid that's just too much to ask... :rolleyes:


Sorry Karin .. no matter how much respect these 2 players show each other, or how well they get along, it doesn't make me dislike Nadal as a player any less ... but at least I can be safe in the knowledge that I disliked his game and uhm, habits, right from when I first saw him in 2004 :angel:

SUKTUEN
07-12-2010, 03:10 PM
:worship::worship:

Alejax
07-12-2010, 05:36 PM
Quite sweet from Rafa Nadal :hug:

Sunset of Age
07-12-2010, 11:40 PM
Sorry Karin .. no matter how much respect these 2 players show each other, or how well they get along, it doesn't make me dislike Nadal as a player any less ... but at least I can be safe in the knowledge that I disliked his game and uhm, habits, right from when I first saw him in 2004 :angel:

'Dislike', especially when based on playing style, is okay in my book. I fully understand that not everyone likes the same players, for whatever reasons. :)

But I do think that true HATRED, expressed like in posting out-of-context quotes, insinuations about PEDs, and such, attacks at their family lives, mocking Roger's wife for her looks, and the like, are completely out of order. From both sides of the fence.
I don't ask for 'liking' them both, I'd only like to see some kind of mutual respect from the fans... for what they've both managed to achieve so far. Which is immaculate. :worship:

Expressing once's dislike for a player is something else, it's okay.
Expressing nothing else but silly hatred... :mad: :mad: :mad:

Okay sorry Minnie. :hug:

Quite sweet from Rafa Nadal :hug:

It is. But like I said, these two fellows have been defending each other against the media VULTURES HYENAS since about 2007. :yeah:
They fully understand how much them vultures are merely out for blood. :mad:
And I can't help but appreciate to see that whenever either of the two gets attacked, the other one stands up for defence. :yeah:

I guess that's one of my major reasons of being a Fedal fan. Like it or not. ;)

SUKTUEN
07-13-2010, 02:26 PM
:devil:

Eden
08-08-2010, 06:06 PM
From Andy Murray:


Murray is not surprised that former world number one Federer's previous dominance has waned.

"He had three or four years of unbelievable consistency. It was incredible," said the Scot, who lost to Federer in the season's first Grand Slam the Austrsalian Open.

"That's almost impossible to keep, especially on the body.

"But at the later stages of big events he's one of the guys who are usually there. He's up there with the best in the world.

"It's not always about the rankings. If he's third or 10th, he still feels confident. He believes he can beat anyone."

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/tennis/top-stories/Birthday-boy-Federer-looks-to-rise-again/articleshow/6277234.cms

Roamed
08-08-2010, 06:45 PM
Very nice from Andy, especially since those two aren't really BFFs :worship:

timafi
08-08-2010, 07:58 PM
Very nice from Andy, especially since those two aren't really BFFs :worship:

very nice of Murray but I still hope Rog opens a can of http://forum.thescubasite.com/fighting/fighting0056.gif (http://www.thescubasite.com)on him next time they face each other:devil::angel::angel::angel:

SUKTUEN
08-09-2010, 01:30 PM
oh....... Murrary ..... said something good this time.

sabina_RF_lee
08-09-2010, 09:43 PM
very nice of Murray but I still hope Rog opens a can of http://forum.thescubasite.com/fighting/fighting0056.gif (http://www.thescubasite.com)on him next time they face each other:devil::angel::angel::angel:

I hope so :)

Rita
08-10-2010, 06:15 PM
New wta fangirl :lol: :hearts:

Anastasia Pivovarova

If you could meet anyone in the world, who would it be?
AP: If you'd asked me a few years ago, I'd have said Sharapova! I'm so happy that I got a chance to meet her and get to know her a little bit. Right now I'd say Roger Federer, because I'm a big fan - he's my idol.

Eden
08-10-2010, 06:51 PM
Get in line, girl :p


Translation from a statement from an interview with Goran Ivanisevic for German Eurosport:

Is Federer's heyday over? Will the Swiss be able to play top tennis again or is it all over for him?

Ivanisevic: It will be really difficult. The other players lost their respect for him. In former times they thought "I lose anyway", now they go into the match with the thought that he is beatable.
But when Roger is on the top of his game there is no better player. He will be the player to beat at the USO. He is the favourite there for sure as the surface there is faster as for example in Wimbledon. Federer really is a magician on the court. Everyone will always remember this.

Roamed
08-10-2010, 07:12 PM
Both are great, thanks for sharing :D I especially respect comments like Goran's, from former players who might get a bit annoyed at times having to constantly compliment the current generation.

dabeast
08-11-2010, 01:18 AM
Goran loves Fed, i rem him saying Rog and Mcenroe were the 2 most gifted players he's ever played

sabina_RF_lee
08-11-2010, 01:46 AM
Ivanisevic: It will be really difficult. The other players lost their respect for him. In former times they thought "I lose anyway", now they go into the match with the thought that he is beatable.


:scared: dont like it

SUKTUEN
08-11-2010, 01:42 PM
Pivovarova :devil:

solowyn
08-12-2010, 09:22 PM
Q. Why did you exchange shirts with Roger?
MICHAEL LLODRA: You know, for me, you know, Roger is in the legends, so it's a good present for my kids. (Laughter.)

:lol:

recessional
08-12-2010, 09:30 PM
:lol: that's cute.

solowyn
08-12-2010, 09:45 PM
http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l71t1evH2M1qar8qeo1_500.jpg

SUKTUEN
08-13-2010, 06:21 PM
Q. Why did you exchange shirts with Roger?
MICHAEL LLODRA: You know, for me, you know, Roger is in the legends, so it's a good present for my kids. (Laughter.)

:lol:

:devil::devil:

Eden
08-15-2010, 11:38 PM
From Andy Murray after the Toronto final:

Q. You have actually a pretty good record against Roger, a winning record, for your career. He has I think won one tournament now in about the last calendar year. Is there a difference in Roger now versus Roger maybe a year or two ago, and if so, what is it?

ANDY MURRAY: I don't think - like in his game, I don't think - I don't think he's got worse. I think the game's got better, the depth, I mean, has got better. And his consistency for four or five years was unbelievable and probably never be matched with what he was doing in the Slams, and getting to semis and finals of pretty much every tournament he played in.
And I think that, you know, as you get older, it's a lot harder to keep that up, you know, as young guys coming through and a lot of big, big hitters like Soderling and Berdych that can make it very, very difficult.

dabeast
08-16-2010, 01:35 AM
Don't agree with the Scot at all. Fed's game has gotten worse, way worse, and the game has lost alot of variety. Just cos the athletes have gotten faster, stronger and tougher doesn't meant the game's improved in depth. Nowadays it's all about one-dimensional ballbashers with no touch or net instincts and Fed's the last true all-court, fundamentally sound player out there.

for me Fed's generation >>> current generation

SUKTUEN
08-16-2010, 07:51 AM
thanks

trickcy
09-10-2010, 02:50 AM
During the course of the performance, Billie Jean King delivered accolades on Federer's classical game.

"I love everything about Roger Federer. He's perfect," King said. "I love the way he serves. I love the way he thinks. I love the way he moves. I love that his body is dynamic and smooth. He's so versatile and knows how to develop a point. He really plays old-time tennis with modern power. So people in my generation go, 'Oh my God, we love him.' "

:)

sabina_RF_lee
09-10-2010, 08:04 AM
During the course of the performance, Billie Jean King delivered accolades on Federer's classical game.

"I love everything about Roger Federer. He's perfect," King said. "I love the way he serves. I love the way he thinks. I love the way he moves. I love that his body is dynamic and smooth. He's so versatile and knows how to develop a point. He really plays old-time tennis with modern power. So people in my generation go, 'Oh my God, we love him.' "

:)

:worship::worship::worship:

tennis2tennis
09-10-2010, 09:37 AM
Don't agree with the Scot at all. Fed's game has gotten worse, way worse, and the game has lost alot of variety. Just cos the athletes have gotten faster, stronger and tougher doesn't meant the game's improved in depth. Nowadays it's all about one-dimensional ballbashers with no touch or net instincts and Fed's the last true all-court, fundamentally sound player out there.

for me Fed's generation >>> current generation

exactly look at the logic of the other arguement



just playing the odds game the "everyone is improving" arguement carries little weight

what are the odds that 20 GUYS HAPPEN TO IMPROVE
or 1 MAN HAS DECLINED

timafi
09-10-2010, 12:28 PM
Chris Evert was just as effusive as King:bowdown:

SUKTUEN
09-10-2010, 01:22 PM
:worship:

Crazy Girl
09-10-2010, 03:33 PM
Yes,Billie Jean knows her business!!!

Eden
10-24-2010, 05:36 PM
Florian Mayer after the Stockholm final:

"I hope you can get back to world number 1 as soon as possible." :)


QxFCWtl_TEQ

go to 10:30

dombrfc
10-24-2010, 05:48 PM
Not really the right thing to say but cheers Flo!

Fed_Ds
10-24-2010, 08:17 PM
"I hope you can get back to world number 1 as soon as possible." :)


I hope so too :D

timafi
10-24-2010, 08:42 PM
Florian Mayer after the Stockholm final:

"I hope you can get back to world number 1 as soon as possible." :)


QxFCWtl_TEQ

go to 10:30

Amen Flo;Amen brother:angel::angel::angel:

Corey Feldman
10-24-2010, 08:45 PM
i like this Flo Mayer

and the Swedish princess is hot

dabeast
10-25-2010, 10:54 AM
maybe what Florian said wasn't tactful, but who cares, i agree with him 100% heh. Rog is the only guy out there capable of regaining world #1 twice i'm sure :yeah:

Mayer is a class act. Hope to see him finally win a title. I like his game, he's very nice to watch :hatoff: :rocker:

timafi
10-25-2010, 11:57 AM
maybe what Florian said wasn't tactful, but who cares, i agree with him 100% heh. Rog is the only guy out there capable of regaining world #1 twice i'm sure :yeah:

Mayer is a class act. Hope to see him finally win a title. I like his game, he's very nice to watch :hatoff: :rocker:

speaking of wasn't tactful;Mayer called the Princess;Victoria:help::spit:

SUKTUEN
10-25-2010, 01:04 PM
Congratulations Roger!!!

Thankyou so much my GOD~!!:D:worship:

Eden
11-08-2010, 09:23 PM
Another proof of Andy Roddick's humour:

Before he got to play against Roger in Basel this year he got asked about this moment

2Hp-EArV6s8

and that's what he answered

(at 0:58)

http://www.20min.ch/videotv/?vid=167055&cid=44

:lol:

Roger joked in his pressconference when they mentioned Andy's comment that he has already felt Andy's racket at his head :lol:

icedevil0289
11-09-2010, 03:57 AM
Another proof of Andy Roddick's humour:

Before he got to play against Roger in Basel this year he got asked about this moment

2Hp-EArV6s8

and that's what he answered

(at 0:58)

http://www.20min.ch/videotv/?vid=167055&cid=44

:lol:

Roger joked in his pressconference when they mentioned Andy's comment that he has already felt Andy's racket at his head :lol:

lol that's hilarious. I actually really like their relationship. you can tell they get along, or at the very least respect each other.

Eden
11-09-2010, 11:40 AM
lol that's hilarious. I actually really like their relationship. you can tell they get along, or at the very least respect each other.

Same here Usha.

Roger said before he got to play against Andy in Basel that he is surprised that the h2h is so in his favour because many matches between them would have been close. He always brought Andys name up in the past when journalists wanted to talk about favourites for tournaments and Andy on the other hand also spoke for Roger in 2008 when he got criticzed for his results and Andy said that the journalists would be crazy and that every player would love to have Roger's results.

SUKTUEN
11-09-2010, 12:36 PM
:worship::worship:

Fed Express
11-29-2010, 02:13 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7EDR1Nug2I

Quick questions for Ana Ivanovic.

'Roger or Rafa?'

Ana: Roger.

:worship:

Corey Feldman
11-29-2010, 02:17 PM
:kiss: Ana

timafi
11-29-2010, 02:21 PM
Ana you are very smart;great answer and have a better 2011:hatoff:

MM_1257
11-29-2010, 04:59 PM
As an Ana fan, I can assure you, Ana has always admired Roger! Since her work with Pierre Paganini (maybe even before that) at an earlier stage of her career up until now... She is also firends with Rafa and Novak, likes the good in their game , too, but never stopped admiring Roger... And she even wrote a congratulations to Roger when he won RG last year in her website.
Not like some other players and "experts" and ex-players and coaches, who constantly switch from Roger to Rafa and back...

dombrfc
11-29-2010, 05:08 PM
Not like some other players and "experts" and ex-players and coaches, who constantly switch from Roger to Rafa and back...

Tell me about it! Here in the UK the teams a BBC Sport and Sky Sports are terrible for this!

Fed_Ds
11-29-2010, 11:22 PM
As an Ana fan, I can assure you, Ana has always admired Roger! Since her work with Pierre Paganini (maybe even before that) at an earlier stage of her career up until now... She is also firends with Rafa and Novak, likes the good in their game , too, but never stopped admiring Roger... And she even wrote a congratulations to Roger when he won RG last year in her website.
Not like some other players and "experts" and ex-players and coaches, who constantly switch from Roger to Rafa and back...

Yeah I remember she said she was at the airport when she watched the French Open final and she said she actually cried when she saw Roger win :)
A true FedKad

http://i45.tinypic.com/15p0qa9.jpg
:yeah:

MM_1257
11-30-2010, 12:09 AM
Hehehehe, that pic was named The Frenc Kiss at the RG official website. LOL

SUKTUEN
11-30-2010, 05:41 AM
:devil:

timafi
11-30-2010, 12:07 PM
:lol:

SUKTUEN
11-30-2010, 01:11 PM
Ana is a sweet girl~~

hicdick
11-30-2010, 09:43 PM
Ana
:inlove:

MM_1257
12-01-2010, 07:08 PM
Hahahaha, a love fest for Ana? In the last posts... ;) Nice... Yeah, she is nice... Always polite... Anyway can someone post Djokovic's quote about Roger, the one from YEC where he said that every ball listens to him?

SUKTUEN
12-03-2010, 12:52 PM
Hahahaha, a love fest for Ana? In the last posts... ;) Nice... Yeah, she is nice... Always polite... Anyway can someone post Djokovic's quote about Roger, the one from YEC where he said that every ball listens to him?

:devil:really???????????

MM_1257
12-03-2010, 03:12 PM
Here, I found it :D...
"Every ball just kind of listens to him." - Novak Djokovic

SUKTUEN
12-04-2010, 04:07 AM
Here, I found it :D...
"Every ball just kind of listens to him." - Novak Djokovic

;)thanks

Lleyton_
12-16-2010, 12:57 PM
Not tennis player but IMO the soccer equivalent of Roger, classy Mr. Xabi Alonso in a recent interview:

A non-football sports idol: Michael Jordan, Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer.

He had to say Nadal because he's Spanish so the real answer is Federer :sport:

hicdick
12-16-2010, 01:11 PM
i love xabi :D. such a shame he left liverpool to join those bastards.

Rita
12-17-2010, 08:12 PM
Alonso :worship: Cute and smart :hearts:

Corey Feldman
12-17-2010, 08:14 PM
No

SUKTUEN
12-18-2010, 01:26 PM
:worship:

Roamed
12-21-2010, 01:12 AM
Stosur: "I think not too many people have flawless games besides Roger [Federer]."

http://www.tennis.com/articles/templates/news.aspx?articleid=9305&zoneid=25

SUKTUEN
12-21-2010, 12:25 PM
:worship::worship:

Roamed
12-22-2010, 09:50 PM
Don't think this quote has already been shared, I saved it on Twitter during the WTF and just stumbled across it again, don't have a link then but here it is anyway:

Andy Roddick: "All I know is that if someone calls Roger 'average' they had better be really, really good at what they do." ... "People saying that has been pissing me off all year. I don't know what else the guy needs to do to get the respect he deserves." "I never doubted him unlike as many journalists and experts."

Chopin-lover
12-23-2010, 03:57 AM
Andy Roddick: "All I know is that if someone calls Roger 'average' they had better be really, really good at what they do." ... "People saying that has been pissing me off all year. I don't know what else the guy needs to do to get the respect he deserves."

This almost brought me to tears.

Thanks for posting, Roamed!

SUKTUEN
12-23-2010, 04:20 PM
thanks Andy~~:worship:

dabeast
01-10-2011, 03:22 AM
http://www.espnstar.com/tennis/chennai-open/news/detail/item558384/%22Didn't-expect-to-beat-Somdev%22/

from talented Belgian upcomer David Goffin:

Vineeth Krishnan: Did you have a tennis idol while growing up and is there someone whom you really fancy playing against some time on Tour?

David Goffin: The answer to both that would be Roger Federer (smiles).

SUKTUEN
01-10-2011, 12:25 PM
:worship:

paRFait-RF
01-10-2011, 05:49 PM
Xabi Alonso! Cute. He is spanish, his real answer is Federer. ^^

Roamed
01-11-2011, 09:01 PM
Some nice stuff from JMac! I'd been under the impression he'd gone off Roger recently! ;)

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/sport/mcenroe-reveals-his-biggest-regret/story-e6frecj3-1225986027586

I don't have favourites but you love to watch the best people at work and watch their artistry. And watching Federer is like watching (ballet dancer) Mikhail Baryshnikov. I watch with a lot of respect and a little envy.

SUKTUEN
01-12-2011, 12:02 PM
:worship::worship:

recessional
01-18-2011, 04:03 PM
MELBOURNE: Former US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro said get-well messages from Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal helped him through the dark days of a lengthy injury layoff.

The towering Argentine won his first Grand Slam match in a year with a 7-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Israel's Dudi Sela in the first round of the Australian Open on Tuesday before revealing how the world's top two, among others, had offered him their support.

"They call me, they sent e-mails, everything," del Potro told reporters, referring to his top 10 rivals.

"It's important. They all have very tight, complicated schedules. If they call it shows they are thinking about you, so I just want to say thank you to all of them.

"For me it's good playing against them again. It's enough just to feel their support," added the 22-year-old, who won the US Open in 2009.

"I don't care if Federer sent me 10 messages and Rafa sent me two. :spit: The important thing is they sent them and they were thinking about me."

Del Potro, who was ranked fourth in the world 12 months ago, credited Nadal and Federer for taking tennis into the big time with their incredible rivalry.

"I watched their matches at home," said the Argentine. "I really want to congratulate them because they are producing amazing tennis for the fans -- and for the players too."

Del Potro admitted he was still some way from challenging the top two.

"I'm just enjoying being here again," he smiled. "If I play against Rafa it will be very complicated for me. It just depends on my game, my mind, my mentality."

Del Potro added, however, that he felt the vice-like grip Nadal and Federer have over men's tennis could be coming to an end.

"I already won a Grand Slam," he said. "(Novak) Djokovic too. But maybe (Andy) Murray, Novak, (Robin) Soderling -- now they have the game to beat Rafa and Roger.

"I am very far away, but I'm working to be at that level in the future. I will try to beat Rafa and Roger in the same Grand Slam to win another one!"

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/events-tournaments/australian-open-2011/top-stories/Texts-from-Roger-and-Rafa-a-big-boost-Del-Potro/articleshow/7311251.cms

"the number doesn't matter, it's the thought that counts! ...but just so you know, roger sent me 10 and rafa sent me 2. /gloat gloat :D" :spit:

delpo sounds so happy, like a little boy. :inlove:

also, 10 messages? apparently roger is a clinger, hehe.

solowyn
01-18-2011, 05:00 PM
:rolls: Nice.

Shameless suck up this Rog :p

rofe
01-18-2011, 05:12 PM
Some nice stuff from JMac! I'd been under the impression he'd gone off Roger recently! ;)

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/sport/mcenroe-reveals-his-biggest-regret/story-e6frecj3-1225986027586

As an aside, I lament the fact that Wimbledon has a true bounce now. Bad bounces at Wimbly made things exciting and made the slice a lot more potent.

Oh well.

Monteque
01-19-2011, 03:40 AM
Roger so nice. is it really he sent him 10 messages? a bit over the top i think:confused:

Kat_YYZ
01-19-2011, 06:16 AM
Fedal to be replaced by Fedotro :lol:

SUKTUEN
01-19-2011, 06:57 AM
:worship::worship:

Eden
01-19-2011, 02:53 PM
I translated an article about Stefan Koubek in which he talks about Roger:

Lefthander Stefan Koubek is the preferred practice partner of the Swiss – although not that long any more

By Simon Graf

http://files.newsnetz.ch/story/1/4/1/14114648/7/topelement.jpg

For Stefan Koubek the trip to the other end of the world didn’t pay off. The player from Carinthia lost in the qualification of Brisbane and Melbourne. When he appeared for this interview he had just played with Jürgen Melzer, who wanted to prepare for a lefthander in his 1st round match – a role, which Koubek is a master in as he is the preferred practice partner of the best player in the tennis history. When Roger Federer does his practice preparations he most of the time invites the 34 years old. He had been with him 5 times already, mostly in Dubai, when the master is preparing for huge tasks. The last time it was before Christmas when also Michael Lammer was there for the practice.
“I was really happy about this”, says Koubek and grins. “I’m not the youngest anymore.”

The Austrian knows and appreciates Federer for a long time. “When he came on the tour I was already in the Top 50. We often practiced with each other and spend a lot of time together. There are groups of players which mainly have to do with the language. The Germans, Swiss and Austrians normally go along well.”
Koubek and Federer also were connected through the fun in playing – not only on the court. They often played together at the playstation were the NHL-game was their preferred one.


Always ready when Federer calls

Did Koubek already back then felt that Federer would become the Major recordholder?
He smiles and says: “Nobody knew this. When someone today states that he has predicted this he lies. Of course it was obvious that he was extremely talented. But you can’t really foresee such a career.”
For Koubek Federer is a genius. “It is incredible which consistency he brings to the court. You have to think about the fact that he is always the one who gets hunted. Everyone tries to play the best match of their life against him and sometimes they manage to do so but Roger still wins in the end. Everything fits together with him. May it be in tennis, with his family or the kids. When I could change with him I would do everything like he does.”

As lefthander Koubek is really suited for Federer in practice to copy Nadal. “Of course my playing style can’t be compared with the one of Nadal”, he says. “But it is deciding whether you are going to play against a left- or a righthander because everything is laterally reversed.” He would also play high topspin balls with his forehand to Federer’s backhand.
“In the first place I get invited though because we are good friends and I’m uncomplicated. He doesn’t have to tell me before the practice week how much we practice. He can inform me in the morning: Today we are going to play for 4 hours, 2 hours, once, twice, three times. It’s all the same to me. When Roger invites me I’m always ready.”

Just like in July 2009 when Koubek was on call when Federer was awaiting his fatherhood in Zürich. “Suddenly early in the morning I got a textmessage: The twins are there and healthy, you can come”, remembers Koubek who then visited Mirka in the hospital and practiced with Federer on the courts of the Grasshopper club in Zürich.

Due to the joint practice sessions their relationship got closer again. Federer hasn’t changed at all through all the success, the Austrian says. “He is friendly with everyone and respects everyone, no matter which social class he comes from. Many people could learn something from him. He is like someone you would imagine as an athlete.”


A life from month to month

Koubek can’t say whether there will be more practice sessions with Federer. “Maybe we will do one again.” The 34 years old, who fall out of the Top 100, doesn’t know right now if he is going to play through the whole season. He only plans from month to month. And when he would retire his level wouldn’t be enough anymore. “Even though I chat with Roger and we make fun during our practices these sessions are really intensive.”

Koubek was once the #20 when he was 23 years old and looks back with joy: “The life on the tour is wonderful even though you spend many lonely times in your hotelroom. You are going to give everything out on the court.”
Meanwhile his body would ache every morning when he gets up, says Koubek. “But I’m still enjoying playing tennis with a passion. This sport is just fascinating.”

He will watch the first appearance of his friend Federer and on Wednesday take the plane home to his home country. He is convinced that Federer can do something huge again in Melbourne. “He is in great form”, he says. And he adds with a laugh: “That’s not really a surprise. I prepared him for this tournament.”

Source: http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/sport/tennis/Federers-NadalNachahmer/story/14114648

SUKTUEN
01-20-2011, 02:42 AM
thankyou!

didadida
01-20-2011, 08:39 AM
GILES SIMON: Well, you need time to get used to his game. It's going fast; he's moving fast also. He can play one forehand for me, and the other one the same. It's just impressive.

There is not too many players able to play this level, so it feels a little bit strange. You just look at the ball, and you have yeah, you have the impression that you cannot do anything at the moment

Monteque
01-20-2011, 10:37 AM
I believe gilees has capability to beat roger again in the future.
dunoo give up Gilles:)

SUKTUEN
01-20-2011, 12:01 PM
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Eden
01-23-2011, 06:32 PM
There was an interview with Toni Nadal in a Swiss Sunday newspaper and I translated it.

Here are the parts in which he talks about Roger:


Coach Toni Nadal about his nephew Rafael Nadal and his rivalry with Roger Federer

By SIMON GRAF

Toni Nadal, the world of sport is astonished about the good relationship between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Do you meanwhile see them as friends?

They got to know each other a bit more again through the exhibitions. But it depends how you define a friend. Of course Federer isn't that close to Rafa as his friends from Mallorca. Their relationship is good and they have lots of respect for each other but they aren't friends for me.

Isn't it extraordinary that two big rivals get so well along off the court?

That should be normal. The rivalry only exists on the court. Both are great human beings as far as I can judge this about Federer from outside. But Rafael doesn't only get along well with him but also with many other players.

How has their rivalry sportly developped? Do you agree with the impression that Nadal has more and more advantages?

Ok, 2010 Rafael had better results as Roger but that can change again quickly. It looked different in 2009 when Rafa had to go through difficult times. We have a new year and everything can become different.

Has Nadal become a better player due to Federer?

Yes. Of course it was incentive for him to have a player like Federer in front of him were you have to improve the whole time. But that's also the case for the other. Due to Rafael Federer get better in Roland Garros and improved his tennis on clay. But honestly said I would have prefered it if Rafael wouldn't grew up nearly in the same time as the best tennisplayer in the history. I could live with it when he would have a less stronger rival and therefore didn't have to play that good (laughs).

The claycourt specialist Nadal became an allrounder. What was the key for this development?

His will. He knew his game wouldn't be enough to win here or at the US Open. But there is something which people forget: When he came to the tour he was young. When he won Roland Garros for the first time in 2005 he got 19 during the tournament. When Federer was 18, 19, 20 years old he also didn't have a backhand as he has now. It is normal that you develop your game over the years. Of course Rafa doesn't have the same ease as Fderer. He had to learn a lot and was willing to do so.

How has this shown?

He is incredible tenacious. When something doesn't work he is looking for another way. He always hangs tough. Everyone wants to improve but the majority gets discouraged when they aren't successful soon. Rafael is different. We are working on the serve now for years, again and again.

Federer once said he wouldn't understand why Nadal hasn't worked on his serve before.

It's not that easy. Federer has a totally different game conception - to serve good and then to look to win the point. Rafael on the other hand brings the ball into the game first and balls get hit a few times before he hits the winner. That was the problem not the technique. When we travelled for the first time to a tournament in 2005 after an injury break he served excellent in Marseille with 210, 215 km/h. He was afraid at that time that he wouldn't be able to run as good as before and would need a good serve therefore. But when he got back his health he got back into his old rut. When we arrived for the US Open in 2010 he didn't had any feeling in the practice. He said to me he would need to serve better otherwise he wouldn't have a chance. Then he changed the grip and served very good for 2 weeks.

...

Federer had lots of problems in early rounds lately - against Falla in Wimbledon, here against Simon. Do you see this as signs of a slowly decline?
I think he had back luck sometimes. Ok, against Falla in Wimbledon he should have lost. But against Söderling in Paris he should have won. Also against Djokovic at the US Open. He played very well against Simon in the first 2 sets. Federer is still really, really good. I don't know if he is still as good as in former times but he is still good enough for big titles. He has played incredible at the Masters in London and he is the favourite for me here.

Why?

When he and Rafa both reach the final the chances will be 50 to 50. But I think the danger to lose before is much higher for Rafael.

Federer and Nadal won 21 of the last 23 Majors. Will their dominance continue?

At the beginning of a year I always think it will get different. Murray must win a Major, same as Djokovic. My logic tells me that it can't continue like this. Nothing stays forever. It would only be normal when someone else would win after so many years. When Djokovic won hre in 2008 I thought he would become the new #1. But he couldn't keep up his level.

Will Federer and Nadal play with the same enthusiasm when they won't be #1 and #2?

I think so. Rafael would still be very dedicated when he would be #5 or #6 - provided that he could win big tournaments. The same goes for Federer. But when have been so good once you won't be satisfied with just being present. They will probably both going to play as long as they are convinced that they can win big tournaments.

How long will this be the case with Federer?

As long as he wants it. Unfortunately. In 2008 a Swiss journalist told me that it would be over for Federer. Then he played excellent in 2009. In 2010 he won the Australian Open and the Masters and was close at the US Open. I hope he has to spend a lot of time with his two children so that he won't have that much tennis anymore for tennis and will leave something for the other guys. (laughs)

SUKTUEN
01-24-2011, 12:20 PM
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Monteque
01-25-2011, 03:44 PM
its a big loss for the tennis fans if Fed leaves coz his children....lol

Eden
02-02-2011, 08:05 PM
From Daniela Hantuchova:


If you could trade lives with another sporting star or celebrity who would it be and why?

Roger Federer, for the way he is able to play, his technique, and the way he treats people away from the court.

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/tennis/8298175/Daniela-Hantuchova-QandA.html

SUKTUEN
02-03-2011, 12:22 PM
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paRFait-RF
02-06-2011, 12:31 PM
Sweet Hantuchova!

Eden
02-11-2011, 04:41 PM
From Ivan Ljubicic:


There's life in Federer yet, says pal Ljubicic

Feb 11, 2011,


Ivan Ljubicic gave a vote of confidence to his friend Roger Federer on Friday, predicting that the Swiss will stay in the thick of the battle for the number one ranking this season.

Despite his semifinal loss to Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open, Ljubicic believes that Federer continues to play tennis on a higher plane than the majority of his peers.

"Roger can still win Slams. If he wins one this year and a Masters 1000 or two, he will be firmly in the top two or three in the world," said the 31-year-old Croatian. "He won't disappear or fade away.

"It is just natural for a Federer or (Rafael) Nadal to be focused; they don't have to work at it or spend any time worrying about it.

"It is so tough to win even a single point -- not to mention a match -- against those guys. When they play, they always play their best.

"They are able to concentrate day in and day out and give their absolute best on court."

"I felt that (Pete) Sampras or (Andre) Agassi would have two or three matches a year when they just didn't play well at all. But that doesn't happen with Federer and Nadal."



Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/tennis/top-stories/Theres-life-in-Federer-yet-says-pal-Ljubicic/articleshow/7478272.cms

Filo V.
02-11-2011, 05:17 PM
Roger is the GOAT! All hail King Fed!

Crazy Girl
02-11-2011, 08:31 PM
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SUKTUEN
02-12-2011, 12:05 PM
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Smasher
02-17-2011, 07:06 PM
Jarkko Nieminen has some comments about Roger in his recent blog posts :p

http://jarkkonieminen.fi/blog.php

dabeast
02-18-2011, 12:22 AM
:lol: Awesome, Jarkko is a real cool dude, one of the good guys on tour. I like pretty much most of the players in Fed's generation :yeah:

SUKTUEN
02-18-2011, 12:18 PM
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Eden
02-18-2011, 04:12 PM
Thanks a lot for sharing :)

Eden
02-18-2011, 04:45 PM
Have a look in this interview with Patrick Rafter. At 2:30 he mentions that he would like to play doubles with Roger if he would have to choose a player from the current generation.

GRReDLzU_hY

Roger the Dodger
02-18-2011, 06:27 PM
That Toni Nadal has made some good comments about Roger. Great read.

Thanks for the Rafter video, Eden.

Roamed
02-18-2011, 06:42 PM
Garcia-Lopez:: “Personally I think it’s the best player in the history of tennis and play with him gave me feeling absolutely unique. And ‘as if he had an aura, an energy that surrounds him, a light. It ‘s like an angel."

http://www.ubitennis.com/sport/tennis/2011/02/18/460815-quel_giorno_vinsi_nadal.shtml

SUKTUEN
02-19-2011, 01:57 PM
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Eden
02-22-2011, 07:33 PM
There was a long interview with Pete Sampras in a Swiss newspaper. I translated the part where he talks about Roger:

Federer is much fresher as I have been with 29

...

Someone who reached your level is Roger Federer. When you retired your records seem to be for eternity but meanwhile he has surpassed many of them. Would you have thought this was possible?

When I retired with 14 Grand Slam titles I knew that it wouldn’t only need a special player but also an extraordinary person to surpass my achievements. It’s not enough just to play great. You sacrifice more than other people and adapt your whole life to it. When I played against him in Wimbledon in 2001 I knew that he is really talented. But what he made out of it, how constant he is, that is just phenomenal. The way how he broke my records and the fact that he is a friend of mine made it easy for me to relinquish them to him. Roger is a great man for sports and behaves superbly.

Do you expect that Federer will manage it to get back to #1 and break your record of being at the top of the rankings for 286 weeks? Only 2 weeks are missing for him.

I don’t think he plays in order to break this record. He tries to raise the numbers of his major titles, that was also the case with me and it can only be your aim when you have reached this kind of level. When he manages to do so he can get back to #1 again.

Do you think he is capable of it?

He still has a lot inside him and is going to win more Grand Slam titles. The French Open will be difficult but I still see him as the clear favourite in Wimbledon and the US Open.

For the first time since Wimbledon 2003 he doesn’t have a Grand Slam title next to his name. Does he have to change something?

He is now at a point in his career where he is a little bit older and has to find other ways in ordert o beat some of the topplayers as Nadal and Djokovic. That doesn’t mean he has to reinvent himself. He has won 16 Grand Slam titles and when you beat 99% of your opponents with your way of playing you are trusting in this. I know Paul Annacone really well and know that he will try to make Federer more aggressive. He doesn’t have to change something drastic, maybe just trying to do something new from time to time.

Do you see signs in Federers game of his work with Paul Annacone?

A few. Federer has played brilliant in the last 7, 8 years and I don’t see a big difference. Maybe he is a bit more agressive, for example with the second serve. Annacone can help him mentally and adjust him in the right way for matches. He hasn’t changed anything dramatically in Federer’s team. It’s more about showing him different scenarios against different opponents, to tell him what you should do against some players and what not. Annacone is really clever and knows the players. He is an excellent addition to Federer’s team.

Is it a strange feeling for you to see him at the side of Federer?

Not really. I knew when I retired that he would be coveted as a coach after everything which he achieved with me. He worked for a long time with Tim Henman then. Paul is a great guy, one of these persons who gets along well with everyone. He knows Federer for years. He can show him new perspectives due to his experience.

Have you been surpised of Federer’s last loss against Djokovic?

Honestly said: I’m always surprised when he loses. But Djokovic is a very emotional player and all the Serbian fans probably inspired him, just like in the Davis Cup. When he is mentally strong he is one of the best. He has his ups and downs but on this day he brought everything together whilst Roger probably didn’t have his best day. That can happen. It also happened a lot to me. Losses are part of the game and every great player has to go through them. Roger has set the bar so high that people get concerned when he loses some matches. But he is a big champion and will find a way to win again. We don’t have to worry about him, there’s no reason to panic. He does everything right and will come back.

You won your last major title shortly after your 31st birthday. Federer is going to be 30 this year…

(interrupts) … But he is still very fresh, much fresher than I have been with 29. I had another attitude towards my career with 29 and felt burned out.

What could have been the reason for this?

I have talked about this with Paul (Annacone) but I don’t know. The many travels to Europe and Australia took its toll whereas Federer doesn’t seems to be bothered to travel that much. He still likes it to see different towns. And his body seeems to cope better with tennis than my one did. It is really amazing that he is so consistant and stays motivated, week by week, after everything which he has achieved. For me it got harder and harder but he doesn’t seems to feel this way. When I got older I didn’t had the motivation deep inside me to win tournaments as Basel or Stockholm.

In your autobiography you write from another phenomenon of getting older: that many people try to push you into retirement. You write: „It is one of the most demotivating problems an athlete is going to face. Sometime you are going to doubt yourself and think if you are deceiving yourself.“ Federer seems to come into this phase now.

I had much more problems with it than him because I didn’t won a tournament for a long time and the end loomed. Federer isn’t even near to such a situation, he is still winning lots of tournaments, even though he lost at a few majors now.

After every of his losses it is said that his era has come to an end.

There will always be people who overreact. I get often asked by other members at my golfclub: „Do you think that Roger is done?“ I had to listen myself for 2 years that I was worn out and should retire. But the people don’t know what is going on in the head and heart of a big player. I know that Federer deep inside him believes that he is the best player in the world and is going to win more majors. I can tell you this because I know how successful athletes think. People can’t understand such a mentality. But it is invaluable and Roger has it.

Do you have a lot of personally contact with Federer?

Yes. We both have Blackberries and use them to send us pictures of our children and let the other know what is going on. Roger is a very friendly guy, we get along well and enjoy our contact. But I’m glad that I really get to know him now. It would have been tough to be friends when we would have played at the same time.

Is the era over in which Federer and Nadal will win most of the Grand Slam titles?

No. Djokovic and Murray got better and maybe Nadal and Federer will play a few big finals less as in the past years. But they could meet in the next three majors. We will see. There are 4 really good players at the moment. All others are in the same boat and try to reach them.

Original source:

http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/sport/tennis/Federer-ist-viel-frischer-als-ich-es-mit-29-war-/story/26277321

SUKTUEN
02-23-2011, 12:22 PM
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Eden
02-23-2011, 12:50 PM
From an interview with Devvarman after his match against Roger:


Q. Why don't you start with your thoughts on the match.

SOMDEV DEVVARMAN: Yeah, I felt like obviously Roger is my idol, one of the greatest players ever. But I think as I was just saying, I think he serves really well. I think it's very underrated how good his serve is. You know, because does that, I feel like he puts a lot pressure on you when you're serving.
It's not like he has too many weaknesses to exploit, so when he feels like he's on a roll, it's really tough to stop him.

Q. Was there anything about playing him that was different from how you always imagined it would be to play him?

SOMDEV DEVVARMAN: I mean, sometimes, yes and no. But I really didn't think -- I mean, his serve is absolutely unbelievable. I think his groundstrokes, I mean all of us have seen magic from that, but his serve is unbelievable.
Once he's ahead, it's so hard to play against him because he really has the freedom to play his shots and go after it. It's definitely not easy, you know, but it was a good experience for me.

Q. What's the learning you take away from playing your idol?

SOMDEV DEVVARMAN: I mean, it's just how calm and composed and how focused he is on the job at hand. You know, I think he does a fantastic job of that.
You know, I think it's probably his first match after Australia, and, you know, I'm sure he's worked hard to come out here. There's a lot of distractions for a guy at his caliber. When he's out there the court, you just puts ever thing aside, goes out there, plays his game, and shows a lot of respect for the game, for the people around, for the opponent, for everyone.
So it's really nice to see the greatest player of all-time being like that. I think I can definitely take something away.

Q. Generally when Roger plays here, almost everybody supports him. But here we saw the crowd largely in your favor. That must be kind of different as well.

SOMDEV DEVVARMAN: Yeah, it definitely feels nice. Like I said, there's a lot of Indian support in Dubai as well. I think more than 50% of the population is Indian in Dubai. I think that's one of the cool stats I looked up this week. (Laughter.)
But, yeah, unfortunately I couldn't play Roger in later rounds, although I don't know if it would have really made a difference. Usually having a win under your belt feels a lot better than just going out. But I'm sure it's the same for him as well.
He's been in the situation. He's a great champion and he's won this tournament a few times. I'm fortunate to have played him. I gave it my best effort. Unfortunately, I fell short today.

Q. What was your game plan at this start of the match?

SOMDEV DEVVARMAN: Well, you know, I knew he served really well, so I was trying to stay a little aggressive on the return. He didn't really give me too many second serves in the first set. I think I did well to hold my own. Just a couple mistakes.
You know, my game plan was to keep him back, not let him really attack the ball too much. It's really hard to do because he plays tennis on his terms, and he does pretty much what he wants to out there. (Laughter.) He makes the game look a lot easier than it is, trust me.

Q. What is it about that serve?

SOMDEV DEVVARMAN: It's so hard to read, you know. It's not about the pace. I think I played guys that hit it a little bit harder, but it's really tough to read. He really focuses on hitting his spots right. I think once he does that, it's tough.

Source: http://www.asapsports.com/show_interview.php?id=69157

SUKTUEN
02-24-2011, 12:28 PM
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paRFait-RF
02-25-2011, 05:03 PM
Thanks so much!

paRFait-RF
02-26-2011, 11:59 AM
Garcia-Lopez:: “Personally I think it’s the best player in the history of tennis and play with him gave me feeling absolutely unique. And ‘as if he had an aura, an energy that surrounds him, a light. It ‘s like an angel."

http://www.ubitennis.com/sport/tennis/2011/02/18/460815-quel_giorno_vinsi_nadal.shtml

An angel! True!

duong
03-11-2011, 09:56 AM
Marc Gicquel :

What do you consider has been the top of your carreer ?

The US Open R16 against Federer is part of it, of course. He's a player and a man I do appreciate a lot. In the locker-room he always comes to take some news, tease a little bit ... Federer, nobody will forget him.

http://www.dinan.maville.com/sport/detail_--J-aime-la-competition-j-ai-envie-de-continuer-_spo-1720109_actu.Htm

(PS : Gicquel is not retired yet, he plays a future this week and won a good challenger in the end of last year)

SUKTUEN
03-11-2011, 12:36 PM
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Eden
03-11-2011, 05:28 PM
Ivan Lendl said in an interview with the Swiss press that he doesn't think Roger is going to win any more GS titles.

I translated the part of his interview in which he talked about Roger:



Federer doesn't have any GS title at the moment. Is this going to change?

I don't think so. He got older and being 28, 29 is quite old in tennis. Meanwhile there are many good younger players. Nadal is the #1 and has to be seen as the favourite. Djokovic has improved a lot over the last 6 months and has won against Federer at the USO, AO and in Dubai. Also Andy Murray beat him a few times. Then Del Potro is back who beat him 2 years ago at the USO and I think he will be difficult to beat in 6 months. Many players catched up and Federer is getting older - that's why it will be difficult for him.

You really think he won't win any more major titles?

It would be a surprise for me if he would manage to do so. You have to see that Nadal as a left-hander is a very unpleasant opponent for him because he can hit his forehand to Federer's backhand which is an extremely bad combination for Federer. Djokovic is very good at the defense so it will get difficult. And Murray just had to get rid of his blockade at the big tournaments.

How is age affecting Federer?

When you get older your movements get more slow. Not directly when you go straight forward but when you turn around. It hurts when you lose a split second. You know that matches are decided by 3, 4 points. Who doesn't make those points is going to lose the match. Who gets older doesn't improve that much any more so that's why other players are catching up. It happened to Sampras, it happened to me and now it is happening to him.

Most people still give him a few good years, especially in Wimbledon.

I agree with this. Maybe I need to clarify that we are going to talk about Federer here. He is different, has won more and things could be different for him. But when his way will be going like it has been for other players it will be very difficult.

German source: http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/sport/tennis/Es-wird-hart-fuer-Federer-/story/19332489

rofe
03-11-2011, 05:49 PM
^I agree with Lendl. It is still possible but he needs some luck during those two weeks now.

duong
03-12-2011, 03:47 PM
I like when Lendl speaks because he sounds different from other previous champions when he talks to the media : he has never really played the media's game even when he was active and has even suffered a lot from their hostility, and now he doesn't rely on the media to earn his living ; also he's often said some truths even when they were harsh (recently he's said that he had never been friend with McEnroe but maybe now they should try to talk more :lol: ). Also he doesn't think too much of his carreer now and has gone to something else in his life, which means that he doesn't speak too much with his ego.

Then he says directly what he thinks, and it sounds more "true" than the others.

Besides, some words from "Rafa" Himself :

http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2011/3/10/Indian-Wells-Nadal-On-Federer-Friendship.aspx

“We love competition, but we understand outside competition [there] is the relationship of outside of the court. [It] doesn't affect nothing on our performance on court. That's the most important thing.

“At the end, we have a good connection together, and that's why we are always open to do exhibitions or events for our foundations or anything together. I think Roger, for sure he's a good person, but at the same time he's a good friend of mine at this moment. For sure, our relationship is getting closer and closer all the time, and I think we are feeling comfortable together.”

SUKTUEN
03-13-2011, 02:17 PM
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tennis2tennis
03-14-2011, 04:33 PM
OMG if pete sampras can win a slam @ 30 than roger can! I'm amazed at how quickly people are prepared to count him out...he lost in a semi-final people !! when he starts losing in 1st rounds fair enough in the meantime pay the man the respect he's earned!

duong
03-14-2011, 04:52 PM
OMG if pete sampras can win a slam @ 30 than roger can! I'm amazed at how quickly people are prepared to count him out...he lost in a semi-final people !! when he starts losing in 1st rounds fair enough in the meantime pay the man the respect he's earned!

Sampras won one but he was quite lucky with the draw (the highest ranked was Haas who was number 3, and Agassi, who was number 6, was older than him by one year ; the young Roddick Samprs met was number 11, actually his toughest opponent was Rusedski who was ranked 35 and whom he beat in 5 sets and winning two tie-breaks) : if Fed had that luck sure he could win a slam, that's not in doubt for anybody.

Defeating a top-Nadal, top-Djokovic, top-Del Potro or even top-Murray is a tougher problem.

SUKTUEN
03-15-2011, 05:39 AM
thanks~

paRFait-RF
03-16-2011, 05:52 PM
Chela said in his twitter about Rodger!:"de que planeta viniste,barrilete cosmico?"
"what planet are you from?" I try this translation.

SUKTUEN
03-17-2011, 06:47 AM
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viruzzz
03-17-2011, 07:23 AM
Chela said in his twitter about Rodger!:"de que planeta viniste,barrilete cosmico?"
"what planet are you from?" I try this translation.

Well... That quote is from "Victor Hugo Morales", an uruguayian soccer relator but he's kinda Argentinian.
He said that after Maradona's 2nd goal to England in the 1986 World Cup.

"Barrilete cósmico, ¿De que planeta viniste?"
The translation would be:

"Cosmic kite. From which planet did you come from?"

SUKTUEN
03-17-2011, 01:14 PM
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Kat_YYZ
03-17-2011, 03:46 PM
thanks for the background info, Viruzzz. I was reading some comments on the Chela tweets and some translations, but I wasn't really getting the sense of it. ;)

paRFait-RF
03-17-2011, 05:28 PM
Well... That quote is from "Victor Hugo Morales", an uruguayian soccer relator but he's kinda Argentinian.
He said that after Maradona's 2nd goal to England in the 1986 World Cup.

"Barrilete cósmico, ¿De que planeta viniste?"
The translation would be:

"Cosmic kite. From which planet did you come from?"

Ok thank you!

duong
03-23-2011, 09:33 PM
From Abraxas posted in GM : JAck Sock's words after practicing with Fed :

http://www.sonyericssonopen.com/News/Tennis/2011/Tournament/Jack-Sock.aspx

Sock described Federer as a generous person, eager to learn about his tennis upbringing. “He’s incredibly humble”, said Sock. “Most of our conversations have been tennis-oriented, focusing on my training and history. He’s always interested in finding out more about me.”

timafi
03-23-2011, 10:48 PM
:d

dabeast
03-24-2011, 04:28 AM
lucky Sock

SUKTUEN
03-24-2011, 12:39 PM
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Eden
04-10-2011, 10:37 PM
Translation of some comments from Phillip Petzschner from a German interview:



You have idols until you are 10 to 14 years old, not when you are 26. I think that Roger Federer is the best tennisplayer in the world. But it is difficult to say that he would be my idol. He is someone though that you admire and that you love to see playing tennis. It is a great challenge for me to play against Roger at a tournament like last year in Halle. ...

For me Federer is the most complete and best player which the world ever had. He wasn't ranked #1 for 275 weeks without a reason. I hope that he will get back to #1 because it is great fun to watch him play.



German source: http://www.faz.net/s/Rub9CD731D06F17450CB39BE001000DD173/Doc~E2F95C27BA5C145C799B96BAB1379C001~ATpl~Ecommon ~Scontent.html

dabeast
04-11-2011, 04:57 AM
Fed gets a lot of love from the German guys, Petzschner, Beck, Mayer, Reister, even the great Boris Becker :hatoff: I kinda get what Petz is saying, Roger is my fave player of all time and I admire the hell out of him but he's not my idol cos he's just too young, only 3 years older than me, i mean he's the same age as one of my bros :D

SUKTUEN
04-11-2011, 07:36 AM
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Fed_Ds
04-12-2011, 02:53 AM
Translation of some comments from Phillip Petzschner from a German interview:

You have idols until you are 10 to 14 years old, not when you are 26. I think that Roger Federer is the best tennisplayer in the world. But it is difficult to say that he would be my idol. He is someone though that you admire and that you love to see playing tennis. It is a great challenge for me to play against Roger at a tournament like last year in Halle. ...

For me Federer is the most complete and best player which the world ever had. He wasn't ranked #1 for 275 weeks without a reason. I hope that he will get back to #1 because it is great fun to watch him play.

German source: http://www.faz.net/s/Rub9CD731D06F17450CB39BE001000DD173/Doc~E2F95C27BA5C145C799B96BAB1379C001~ATpl~Ecommon ~Scontent.html

yes :hearts:

Roamed
04-17-2011, 01:09 PM
When asked whether Federer is losing his aura of invincibility, Melzer said: “I think you always have to respect Roger. This would be lack of respect from the players if you don’t respect Roger. He’s a great tennis player, what he has achieved in the past.

“He has played tennis on such a high level that for him being three in the world is a downgrade, which if you think about it, it’s kind of stupid. For me, he’s the greatest player that has ever played that game. For him to lose matches, it’s every time a tragic. There is a lot of players out there that would love to be in his shirt going out of that locker room and being on the court.”

timafi
04-17-2011, 01:59 PM
so fucking right Melzer although I " hate " your gut for beating my Roger:yeah:

Rita
04-17-2011, 06:06 PM
Jurgen is flawless :hearts:

Fujee
04-18-2011, 12:25 AM
Thats a nice, balanced account from Melzer, kudos :)

SUKTUEN
04-18-2011, 01:37 PM
:worship::worship:

Roamed
04-22-2011, 04:23 PM
Another little compliment from Jürgen -

If you could choose one ability of another Top 10 player to be yours, what would it be?
-Bettina Waibl, Austria
I would take the serve of… Roger Federer.



Another serve-compliment from Andrea Petkovic on Twitter -

@TennisNewsViews: @andreapetkovic If you could borrow a shot or skill off one player, what would it be and from who? :)))
in reply to ↑
@andreapetkovic: @TennisNewsViews Roger's serve!

timafi
04-22-2011, 06:31 PM
they must have not seen Roger play for a while now cause his serve has been MIA:help: :sobbing:

SUKTUEN
04-23-2011, 12:33 PM
:worship::worship:

Fed_Ds
05-05-2011, 06:11 AM
Carlos Moya (Marca via Tennis.com):

Federer’s case reminds me of [Pete] Sampras, when everyone thought he should retire and in his last tournament, he won the U.S. Open. The greatest player in history can never be counted out. I hope Federer keeps playing his best because it is a pleasure to watch him play. I hope he can extend his career to its fullest and don’t rule out him winning another Grand Slam. Wimbledon is the one where he’ll have the most chances. When he retires, we will realize how big it is and we will miss him.

Eden
05-05-2011, 06:15 AM
Carlos :hatoff: :worship:

Thanks for sharing that quote Fed_Ds :)

SUKTUEN
05-05-2011, 01:09 PM
:worship::worship:

paRFait-RF
05-06-2011, 05:16 PM
Azarenka said in her twitter: "Went to watch few games of federer! I mean he just makes tennis look to easy. Amazing to watch live!"

SUKTUEN
05-07-2011, 06:36 AM
:worship::worship:

Roamed
05-07-2011, 01:15 PM
Here are some (google translated, so may not be entirely accurate) quotes from Feli after their match:


"Sometimes you play a great match, but for various reasons - bad luck, having the best player ever in front of you - you lose the game. I played very well, the match was decided in two points."

The Spanish tennis player highlighted the good work of the Swiss in the match, especially "in the important moments," in which "he played unbelievable."

"Federer is a great player. I've played many matches with him, great matches, but perhaps this is the most emotional."

SUKTUEN
05-07-2011, 03:11 PM
thanks!

Eden
05-22-2011, 10:21 AM
Tommy Haas:

If you were to choose another player…

... to take to your favourite restaurant?

If I'm with my wife and kids, I'd choose Roger Federer.

To talk about life with and change the world?

Roger Federer


Source: http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/articles/2011-05-21/201105211306009395754.html

Eden
05-22-2011, 11:04 AM
Novak Djokovic:

'And Roger, well, his results say everything. With 16 Grand Slam titles, he's the most successful player ever. He may lose a little more often, but everything can change in the next month if he wins in Paris and at Wimbledon.
'But it's good for the sport to see myself and Murray challenging them. I think Roger, Rafa, Andy and myself have a very civil relationship, with a great respect for one another.

Source:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/tennis/article-1389547/Novak-Djokovic-I-mates-Andy-Murray-Rafael-Nadal-fighting-place-history.html#ixzz1N4472MqZ

timafi
05-22-2011, 01:22 PM
Tommy Haas:

If you were to choose another player…

... to take to your favourite restaurant?

If I'm with my wife and kids, I'd choose Roger Federer.

To talk about life with and change the world?

Roger Federer


Source: http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/articles/2011-05-21/201105211306009395754.html


when did Tommy get married?:eek::confused:

SUKTUEN
05-22-2011, 01:35 PM
:worship::worship:

Roamed
05-22-2011, 02:34 PM
Nice words from Novak and Tommy, thank you :worship:

MM_1257
05-22-2011, 06:39 PM
Surely.. the respect is huge... Especially from Novak and Muzzy. smh

paRFait-RF
05-22-2011, 08:18 PM
Nice from both.

Sunset of Age
05-22-2011, 08:26 PM
when did Tommy get married?:eek::confused:

One or two years ago, to his long-time fiancee Sarah.
They have a young daughter. :)

SUKTUEN
05-23-2011, 06:51 AM
:worship::worship:

timafi
05-23-2011, 11:14 AM
One or two years ago, to his long-time fiancee Sarah.
They have a young daughter. :)

I knew about the baby but didn't know about the wedding.Thanks

Eden
05-23-2011, 04:50 PM
Tommy and Sara aren't married yet ;)

Eden
05-23-2011, 04:51 PM
David Ferrer on the question:

Which player would you choose...

To interview if you were a journalist?

Roger Federer. He's an incredible player and I'd like to know him better.

Source: http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/articles/2011-05-23/201105231306169477283.html

Crazy Girl
05-23-2011, 04:52 PM
Tommy and Sara aren't married yet ;)Tommy.....:aplot::aplot::aplot:

Sunset of Age
05-23-2011, 05:38 PM
Tommy and Sara aren't married yet ;)

Ah thanks for correction.
Well, call it virtually married. :)

Kat_YYZ
05-23-2011, 05:56 PM
David Ferrer on the question:

Which player would you choose...

To interview if you were a journalist?

Roger Federer. He's an incredible player and I'd like to know him better.

Source: http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/articles/2011-05-23/201105231306169477283.html

Awww, David :hug: he's a sweet guy.

solowyn
05-23-2011, 05:59 PM
Ferru :kiss:

SUKTUEN
05-24-2011, 06:06 AM
:worship::worship:

paRFait-RF
05-24-2011, 08:19 AM
Melzer: Which player would you choose to be your spokesperson?
Roger Federer.

http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/articles/2011-05-22/201105221306079473410.html

Rita
05-24-2011, 09:52 AM
Melzerer otp needs to happen tbh

SUKTUEN
05-24-2011, 01:03 PM
:worship::worship:

solowyn
05-30-2011, 09:33 PM
JMac.

"Absolutely without a doubt, along with Laver the most beautiful player I've ever seen on a tennis court"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUOngFaH5Ao

Rita
05-31-2011, 08:14 AM
Q: Who is the sexiest player on tour?

María José Martínez Sánchez: Rafa is good looking. Federer I like how she plays and how she hits.

She :spit:

SUKTUEN
05-31-2011, 08:50 AM
:worship::worship:

paRFait-RF
05-31-2011, 08:04 PM
Lindsay Vonn a huge fan said on her twitter:
" I love watching Federer play tennis! He is playing really well against Monfils right now! :)"

dombrfc
05-31-2011, 10:23 PM
Lindsay Vonn a huge fan said on her twitter:
" I love watching Federer play tennis! He is playing really well against Monfils right now! :)"

:spit:

Kat_YYZ
06-01-2011, 03:16 AM
Rooney admits he is in awe of Grand Slam champion Federer
By LAURA WILLIAMSON

Wayne Rooney has revealed Roger Federer is his hero because of the 16-time Grand Slam champion's control over his emotions.
The Manchester United striker, who received a two-match ban for swearing into a camera at West Ham in April, said: 'I'd like to meet Federer.

'When he first started playing, he had anger issues. You look at him now on the court and how many titles he's won and it's incredible.

'The discipline he's had to (stop) the emotions running over is incredible.'


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1392868/Wayne-Rooney-awe-Roger-Federer.html#ixzz1NzT4djhE

SUKTUEN
06-01-2011, 06:52 AM
:worship::worship:

Roamed
06-02-2011, 11:06 AM
Chela: "Please, Roger, you have to finish at least one match with your sock dirty with clay! Please." :p It was from one of those Road to RG videos where they go in the car and he was asked what message he'd give to another player, but I think he was speaking Spanish so I couldn't understand the rest of it, that extract was posted by a journo on Twitter. :)

SUKTUEN
06-02-2011, 01:27 PM
:devil:

paRFait-RF
06-02-2011, 03:00 PM
Chela: "Please, Roger, you have to finish at least one match with your sock dirty with clay! Please." :p It was from one of those Road to RG videos where they go in the car and he was asked what message he'd give to another player, but I think he was speaking Spanish so I couldn't understand the rest of it, that extract was posted by a journo on Twitter. :)

http://youtu.be/d9pnk8DRick
This is the vid !

SUKTUEN
06-03-2011, 02:12 PM
:worship::worship:

Fed Express
06-03-2011, 09:25 PM
Julia Goerges:

"Well done to roger...amazing hope he will win the final as well;)and germany won against austria...come on good night tweeties"

SUKTUEN
06-04-2011, 03:59 PM
:worship::worship:

Oriental_Rain
06-05-2011, 06:53 AM
Julia Goerges:

"Well done to roger...amazing hope he will win the final as well;)and germany won against austria...come on good night tweeties"
I love this kid:p

Eden
06-13-2011, 07:20 PM
Ivan Ljubicic naming Roger his best friend on the tour:

3e0G9WGPtRk

(Go to 6:30 in the video)

SUKTUEN
06-14-2011, 07:06 AM
thanks~~!!!

Eden
06-19-2011, 10:48 AM
Francesca Schiavone can offer plenty of ideas about how to succeed on clay. When it comes to grass, however, she has only one suggestion.

"You should ask Roger (Federer) because I don't have a lot of (grasscourt) wins," the 2010 French Open champion said in an interview before dissolving into fits of laughter.

"I wish to speak with Roger somehow and get tips but I don't know if that can be possible. I will try to do the best with what I have but if I have the opportunity I will ask him."

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/events-tournaments/wimbledon-2011/interviews/I-need-grasscourt-tips-from-Roger-says-Schiavone/articleshow/8913389.cms

SUKTUEN
06-19-2011, 12:50 PM
:worship::worship:

MM_1257
06-19-2011, 10:09 PM
I love his WTA drooling over Roger. Everyone loves him except Pushniacki (Caroline Wozniacki) who said, I quote: "Federer is a more complete player. But Nadal has the heart."

Sunset of Age
06-19-2011, 10:14 PM
I love his WTA drooling over Roger. Everyone loves him except Pushniacki (Caroline Wozniacki) who said, I quote: "Federer is a more complete player. But Nadal has the heart."

Not much of a surprise from someone whose nickname is "Pushniacki", no? ;)

Fed_Ds
06-20-2011, 03:51 AM
Not much of a surprise from someone whose nickname is "Pushniacki", no? ;)

lol no kidding.

Fed_Ds
06-20-2011, 03:55 AM
Nice one from Pistol Pete in the recent telegraph article

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/ten...e-Sampras.html


I don’t think Roger realises how good he is and what a great champion he is. That’s what makes him so appealing, that he doesn’t go around saying that he’s a record-breaker; instead he’s humble and just goes out to play.

:cool:

SUKTUEN
06-20-2011, 12:45 PM
:worship::worship:

paRFait-RF
06-27-2011, 05:19 PM
I love his WTA drooling over Roger. Everyone loves him except Pushniacki (Caroline Wozniacki) who said, I quote: "Federer is a more complete player. But Nadal has the heart."

Obviously she hasn't the heart and the game! ;)

Eden
06-30-2011, 06:09 PM
Wimbledon 2011: Becker on the future of Federer

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's stunning quarter-final triumph over six-time champion Roger Federer was the biggest shock of this year's Wimbledon.

Tsonga produced a magnificent display to become the first man to come from two sets down and beat the Swiss star in a Grand Slam match.

Federer's total of 16 Grand Slam titles is a record, but at the age of 29 question marks are being raised about how long he will stay in the game.

Six-time Grand Slam winner Boris Becker gives his opinions on the future of Federer in the men's game.



By Boris Becker

Three-time Wimbledon champion


Roger Federer's defeat was not so much about Jo-Wilfried Tsonga going up to another level, but Federer not being able to cope and being unable to find a better stroke.

It was a big surprise for me. Roger had cruised into the quarter-finals and cruised through the first two sets of this match with some brilliant tennis.

Upbeat Federer promises to return after defeat
But when it hits you, it hits you.

Roger brought about Pete Sampras's demise when he burst onto the scene and shocked the seven-time champion at Wimbledon back in 2001.

Who knows whether this is the end of the Swiss's era at the top of the men's game?

He is going to have a lot of thinking to do over the summer. Reaching the quarter-finals is not good enough for a six-time Wimbledon champion.

Physically he is still fine despite being 29, but mentally his motivation just cannot be the same as it was three or four years ago.

In order for him to play a couple more years successfully he needs to reach the semi-finals and finals of Grand Slams, that is his quality. He can't be satisfied losing like this.

As a fan I really hope he continues at the highest level and finds his mojo again.

ROGER FEDERER'S 16 GRAND SLAM WINS
Australian Open (2004, 2006, 2007, 2010)
French Open (2009)
Wimbledon (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009)
US Open (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)

I hope he is going to do all he can to continue at the top.

We have a lot of good players on the Tour and anyone in the top 10, on their given day, can beat each other.

And Federer is partly responsible for the fact that men's tennis is in such good shape. He put it all on his shoulders about five years ago and he has inspired Rafael Nadal to take it to another level.

It is not just Nadal, though, Novak Djokovic has had an amazing year and Andy Murray has got better, which means life isn't going to be any easier for Roger in the future.

I knew that my time at the top was up when Sampras came along and I knew he had more firepower than me.

I felt that on his best day and on my best day he was better than me, and psychologically it was difficult for me to then carry on. I just wasn't happy with quarter or semi-finals.

It takes practice and practice and lot of sacrifices to stay at the top. Roger has done it for so long, and 60 Grand Slams later the question he has to ask himself is, do I need this? If he says yes, then we will all be happy.

But he is a father of twins now and loving your children makes it harder to leave home week after week.

His record total of 16 Grand Slams is under threat from Rafael Nadal, who stands just six behind. The Spaniard is still only 25 so if his body stands up physically to the Tour and he carries on playing amazing tennis he could break the record. This could spur Roger on to win a few more.

I don't call Roger the best of all time, I call him the most successful of all time as I can't compare the 1970's, 80's and 90's to today's game.

Long may he continue.

Source:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/9526464.stm

Eden
06-30-2011, 06:14 PM
Wimbledon 2011: Reaction to Roger Federer's defeat

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Roger Federer's quarter-final defeat by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at Wimbledon made him the biggest name to exit the men's draw.

The former world number one and third seed was chasing Pete Sampras's record of seven Wimbledon titles but despite leading by two sets to love, he was beaten in a five-set thriller.

His second consecutive quarter-final loss at SW19 has cast doubt on whether the Swiss star will be able to match, or even beat Sampras's achievement.

Federer turns 30 in August and only two men in the last 36 years [Petr Korda at the 1998 Australian Open and Andre Agassi at the 2003 Australian Open] have won a Grand Slam title after reaching that milestone.

Here, some of the game's top names assess Federer's chances of adding to his major tally.

Three-time Wimbledon champion and BBC commentator John McEnroe

"It's going to be a lot tougher for Federer. You've already seen a decline - he's not going to be the number one player in the world again but I think he will win a major or two more. I thought that, I still do.

"I thought he would win this. My one concern was how he would feel after playing what I felt was the best clay-court match of his life in the French Open final against Rafael Nadal a couple of weeks ago and still losing. And it seems like that hit him a little harder than he realised.

"He seemed flat out there at the end. Whenever he really needed to get it going, he didn't seem like he did anything different or try to do anything different."

Former Grand Slam finalist and BBC commentator Greg Rusedski

"At two sets all I thought Tsonga would go on to win it. I have watched Federer throughout these Championships and he has had a few lapses at times. He is not coming forward that much, and when he does he is not putting himself in the right positions.

"Tsonga was the man of the moment, more aggressive, and the deserved winner.

"You've also got to look at how the courts play now at these Championships. They changed the grass to rye grass about a decade ago, and they grow the grass longer so the courts are slower. The balls are so heavy.

"When Roger got to the finals of the French this year the balls were like pellets so that suited him coming forward, allowing him to play more aggressively.

"So if they don't change the balls to quicker balls, I think it will be tough for him to win Wimbledon again."

Four-time Wimbledon semi-finalist Tim Henman

"It was an incredible performance and you felt at two sets to love it was business as usual for Federer. But Tsonga maintained his belief. He wasn't playing too badly.

"Once he cut the unforced errors and got the confidence going he was unbelievably aggressive on his first serve and forehand. You felt it was going to be another straight sets victory.

"I don't really think Federer lost it, I think Tsonga won it. It was an incredible performance and an amazing upset."

BBC commentator Annabel Croft

"I hope that it is not the end of an era. What I have admired so much about Federer is that despite all his prize money he has still been motivated to improve his game and bring different things into his tennis.

"He is still very motivated to win titles and is aware of where he wants to be in the history of the game. He is aware that Nadal at 25 already has 10 Grand Slam titles.

"But it is sad to see a great champion going out at the quarter-final stage two years in a row at Wimbledon. You have to wonder how many times he will accept these kinds of defeats."

Former British number one Jeremy Bates

"It was inspirational tennis from the flamboyant and inspirational Tsonga, who came up with the match of his life. The more players see Federer have these losses, the more guys will think he is not the invincible person they once thought he was."

Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/13969032.stm

SUKTUEN
07-01-2011, 06:09 AM
:worship::worship:

GOAT = Fed
07-02-2011, 01:07 PM
Wimbledon 2011: Reaction to Roger Federer's defeat

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Roger Federer's quarter-final defeat by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at Wimbledon made him the biggest name to exit the men's draw.

The former world number one and third seed was chasing Pete Sampras's record of seven Wimbledon titles but despite leading by two sets to love, he was beaten in a five-set thriller.

His second consecutive quarter-final loss at SW19 has cast doubt on whether the Swiss star will be able to match, or even beat Sampras's achievement.

Federer turns 30 in August and only two men in the last 36 years [Petr Korda at the 1998 Australian Open and Andre Agassi at the 2003 Australian Open] have won a Grand Slam title after reaching that milestone.

Here, some of the game's top names assess Federer's chances of adding to his major tally.

Three-time Wimbledon champion and BBC commentator John McEnroe

"It's going to be a lot tougher for Federer. You've already seen a decline - he's not going to be the number one player in the world again but I think he will win a major or two more. I thought that, I still do.

"I thought he would win this. My one concern was how he would feel after playing what I felt was the best clay-court match of his life in the French Open final against Rafael Nadal a couple of weeks ago and still losing. And it seems like that hit him a little harder than he realised.

"He seemed flat out there at the end. Whenever he really needed to get it going, he didn't seem like he did anything different or try to do anything different."

Former Grand Slam finalist and BBC commentator Greg Rusedski

"At two sets all I thought Tsonga would go on to win it. I have watched Federer throughout these Championships and he has had a few lapses at times. He is not coming forward that much, and when he does he is not putting himself in the right positions.

"Tsonga was the man of the moment, more aggressive, and the deserved winner.

"You've also got to look at how the courts play now at these Championships. They changed the grass to rye grass about a decade ago, and they grow the grass longer so the courts are slower. The balls are so heavy.

"When Roger got to the finals of the French this year the balls were like pellets so that suited him coming forward, allowing him to play more aggressively.

"So if they don't change the balls to quicker balls, I think it will be tough for him to win Wimbledon again."

Four-time Wimbledon semi-finalist Tim Henman

"It was an incredible performance and you felt at two sets to love it was business as usual for Federer. But Tsonga maintained his belief. He wasn't playing too badly.

"Once he cut the unforced errors and got the confidence going he was unbelievably aggressive on his first serve and forehand. You felt it was going to be another straight sets victory.

"I don't really think Federer lost it, I think Tsonga won it. It was an incredible performance and an amazing upset."

BBC commentator Annabel Croft

"I hope that it is not the end of an era. What I have admired so much about Federer is that despite all his prize money he has still been motivated to improve his game and bring different things into his tennis.

"He is still very motivated to win titles and is aware of where he wants to be in the history of the game. He is aware that Nadal at 25 already has 10 Grand Slam titles.

"But it is sad to see a great champion going out at the quarter-final stage two years in a row at Wimbledon. You have to wonder how many times he will accept these kinds of defeats."

Former British number one Jeremy Bates

"It was inspirational tennis from the flamboyant and inspirational Tsonga, who came up with the match of his life. The more players see Federer have these losses, the more guys will think he is not the invincible person they once thought he was."

Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/13969032.stm
Ha-ha annabel typical gold digger, pointing out Roger's prize money. :worship:

Eden
07-30-2011, 07:43 PM
I translated an interview from Austrian media with Stefan Koubek for MTF. He was asked about Roger in this interview as well:


You are good friends with Roger Federer. What characterize this man?

Koubek: He is like he appears. There is no facade. He is extremely friendly and respects everyone. He plays incredible tennis. Roger is the proof that a top athlete doesn’t have to be a pig. He is a world star but then you go to him, he sits on the ground and plays with his twins. I can tease him. He is just more successful as me and has a bit more money.

Source:
http://derstandard.at/1311802303380/Koubek-Ruecktritt-Im-Baumarkt-merkt-man-dass-die-Leute-schauen

SUKTUEN
07-31-2011, 04:41 AM
:worship::worship:

Eden
08-06-2011, 11:29 AM
A birthday wish from Stan for Roger in the Schweizer Illustrierte:

(Translated)

Mon Ami,

we know each other since many years, practice together and won as a team Olympic Gold. Roger isn't just the best tennisplayer of all time and my idol but also my friend and nearly a big brother. It's a real pleasure to watch him play - everything looks so easy. But that he stays so modest even though he is so successful makes him the true hero for me. Joyeux anniversaire, Rog!

Eden
08-06-2011, 11:31 AM
Marco's birthday wish:

Happy birthday Roger, we are getting old...

:lol:

Eden
08-06-2011, 11:41 AM
Marc Rosset:

I remember exactly Roger's first ATP final on February 14th 2000. It was my second to last. Federer dominated from the baseline and won the first set. Then I changed my tactic and won the next two sets. Roger was extremely disappointed because he was so close to winning and at that time couldn't have dreamed of getting 16 Grand Slam titles.
Every piece fit together in his career and made him to the most outstanding player in his generation. Even more as of his quality as a sportsman I'm impressed by his modesty. He stayed normal, knows where he comes from and still knows the people from his childhood and youth. Not as other players who win 2 tournaments and think they are God.
I'm staying in contact with Roger from time to time and send him a textmessage sometimes. But as long as he plays tennis he is busy enough with himself and I don't want to bother him. Maybe I'm going to invite him to an icehockey match in Geneva later on.
For his 30th birthday I wish him that he stays as he is and that he can enjoy the next years to the fullest.
Oh, Roger, and something else: Even with 40 life still has a lot to offer!

Eden
08-06-2011, 11:51 AM
Boris Becker:

Happy birthday Roger,

30 is an age where you look back as an athlete. I wish Roger all the best for his birthday and that he gets celebrated around his loved ones. I hope he will have the passion and joy for tennis for a long time and will win more Grand Slam titles. I remember his first Wimbledon victory very well. I was in the lockerroom before the match together with my son Noah who is the biggest Federer fan amongst the Becker family. Noah said to him it wouldn't be a question that he would win. I think he speculated a bit on getting the racket of this legenday match but he didn't got it in the end...

Eden
08-06-2011, 11:54 AM
Pete Sampras:

It was great to get to know Roger better through the years - not just as the excellent champion but also as a warm-hearted personality with a great character. I wish Roger all the best for his 30th birthday.

Eden
08-06-2011, 11:57 AM
Here are the wishes from Andy Murray and Novak:

http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg740/scaled.php?tn=0&server=740&filename=4j1b.png&xsize=640&ysize=640

http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg618/scaled.php?tn=0&server=618&filename=e48.png&xsize=640&ysize=640

Eden
08-06-2011, 11:58 AM
Rafa:

http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg610/scaled.php?tn=0&server=610&filename=h5bm.png&xsize=640&ysize=640

All the best for your birthday Roger. Hopefully we can celebrate many more birthdays together on the tour.

Kat_YYZ
08-07-2011, 02:02 AM
wow, these are great! Thanks :)

Pirata.
08-07-2011, 02:43 AM
Marco's birthday wish:

Happy birthday Roger, we are getting old...

:lol:

:haha:

Marco :worship:

Arkulari
08-07-2011, 02:47 AM
A birthday wish from Stan for Roger in the Schweizer Illustrierte:

(Translated)

Mon Ami,

we know each other since many years, practice together and won as a team Olympic Gold. Roger isn't just the best tennisplayer of all time and my idol but also my friend and nearly a big brother. It's a real pleasure to watch him play - everything looks so easy. But that he stays so modest even though he is so successful makes him the true hero for me. Joyeux anniversaire, Rog!

OMG Stan :hearts:

Chirag
08-07-2011, 03:10 AM
they are good

SUKTUEN
08-09-2011, 10:20 AM
thankyou so mucj many great tennis players!!!

trickcy
08-11-2011, 12:04 PM
Marco :worship:

Stan :hearts:

Eden
08-11-2011, 10:35 PM
From Vasek Pospisil:


Q. What surprised you or struck you the most about his game?

VASEK POSPISIL: I mean, I knew he plays fast. But it's another level of fast, to be honest. I've never felt a ball that goes through the court as fast as his does, especially his forehand. Yeah, I mean, I've hit with him in the past. I remember thinking that, too, when I hit with him.
But, yeah, he hits very fast.

Q. After the match in here Federer said great things about you, thinks you have an uprising career. What does that mean to you to hear that?

VASEK POSPISIL: I mean, yeah, it's obviously great to hear that, especially coming from the greatest player of all time, one who I've admired for the last I guess eight years.
So, yeah, it's just good motivation for me to keep working on my game, keep working hard with my coach, you know, try to get to the next level.

Q. How was it on the court? Exactly as you dreamt it?

VASEK POSPISIL: Yes. It was like a dream when I entered the court. But after that I tried to concentrate on my game and forget about playing Federer. I think I did well, although he played extremely well. He's a very good player.

Q. He said you were very calm on the court. He said he was impressed by you. How does it feel to hear that?

VASEK POSPISIL: That's incredible, hearing that from him. He's been my favorite for eight years. I've been watching his games on TV every week. So it feels good to hear that.

Source: http://www.asapsports.com/show_interview.php?id=73381

SUKTUEN
08-12-2011, 02:26 PM
:worship::worship:

Eden
09-14-2011, 06:51 PM
Lleyton Hewitt:


Lleyton Hewitt says a short preparation time will not hurt Swiss superstar Roger Federer heading into the Davis Cup World Group play-off tie in Sydney this week.

Swiss team management revealed on Tuesday that Federer would arrive in Sydney on Wednesday, just two days before the tie starts.

"For a freak like Roger, it doesn't matter," Hewitt said.

"I haven't seen a lot that Roger hasn't been able to do, so he's as close to Superman as it comes."

Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-09-13/hewitt-expects-federer-to-fire/2897558/?site=sport&section=all?site=sport&section=tennis

Or Levy
09-14-2011, 09:41 PM
Gilad Bloom, former ATP number 61, now head coach in Jmac's academy, in an internet blog (in Hebrew, translated):


One of the advantages of being the manager of a tennis academy 10 minutes away from the US Open is what happened last week, when it was raining and matches got canceled at the Open. That's when players from the tournament are calling, wanting to use the indoor courts in the club. On last Wednesday it happened, Paul Annacone, Roger's Federer's coach, was on the line. "Hey, Roger needs a court to train before the Quarter Finals against Tsonga, you have room?"
"Come over, we'll find a court for him" I told Annacone. The rumor spread around the club, the women put make up on, the kids got their pens and papers ready, and the Phenomenon arrived with an entourage which included Annacone, his trainer, a practice buddy (a childhood friend) and his father.
"Nice to meet you, Mr Federer" I introduced myself at the beginning of his practice, as Roger did his stretching exersices on the court. "Welcome to the club"
"Where did your curls go?" Roger surprised me.
"Where do you remember me from?" I asked.
"What do you mean? I remember you when you played Basel, I was your ball boy, you had long and curly hair, where did your hair go, Gilad?" Asked me the phenomenan a question several Taxi drivers in Tel Aviv had asked me over the years.
So, now I have something to add to my resume, Roger Federer – and he formally acknowledges it as well, was my ball boy. Thanks you, and Good bye.

SUKTUEN
09-15-2011, 01:47 PM
:worship::worship:

kissakiss
10-06-2011, 03:59 PM
Before his friendly match against Sampras, Marat Safin made a great comment in one of his interviews. Here is what happend:

Interviewer," Who are the three best players in tennis history?"

Safin," Borg, Sampras and Nadal"

Interviewer," Federer?."

Safin," I thought you said players from planet earth."

SUKTUEN
10-07-2011, 02:07 PM
:worship::worship:

paRFait-RF
10-08-2011, 10:04 AM
Before his friendly match against Sampras, Marat Safin made a great comment in one of his interviews. Here is what happend:

Interviewer," Who are the three best players in tennis history?"

Safin," Borg, Sampras and Nadal"

Interviewer," Federer?."

Safin," I thought you said players from planet earth."

Hahaha great comment!

Fed_Ds
10-08-2011, 06:20 PM
Before his friendly match against Sampras, Marat Safin made a great comment in one of his interviews. Here is what happend:

Interviewer," Who are the three best players in tennis history?"

Safin," Borg, Sampras and Nadal"

Interviewer," Federer?."

Safin," I thought you said players from planet earth."

http://i511.photobucket.com/albums/s353/lovi_sweetie/321323221.gif

Marat :worship: :inlove:

SUKTUEN
10-09-2011, 05:11 AM
thanks

kissakiss
10-09-2011, 05:41 AM
From Karlovic on twitter:

Ivo: There's 2 people in my gym. Walking on treadmill and talking on the phone. No wonder my motivation level is lower than Fed's slice

Fujee
10-09-2011, 01:09 PM
From Karlovic on twitter:

Ivo: There's 2 people in my gym. Walking on treadmill and talking on the phone. No wonder my motivation level is lower than Fed's slice

:worship:

Cmon Ivo hit those weights !

SUKTUEN
10-09-2011, 01:12 PM
From Karlovic on twitter:

Ivo: There's 2 people in my gym. Walking on treadmill and talking on the phone. No wonder my motivation level is lower than Fed's slice

:worship::worship:

didadida
10-11-2011, 06:44 PM
that coment from Safin is so cute :)

lunahielo
10-12-2011, 07:35 PM
Sweet and witty Marat...He is so missed (by me, anyway)..
Luna

Fujee
10-12-2011, 10:02 PM
Certainly me too, I loved Marat.

Pirata.
10-13-2011, 02:17 AM
http://i511.photobucket.com/albums/s353/lovi_sweetie/321323221.gif

:inlove:
:hearts::hearts:

SUKTUEN
10-13-2011, 01:31 PM
:hearts::hearts::hearts:

Eden
11-13-2011, 06:42 PM
Tomas Berdych after the Paris Bercy SF:



"I'm pretty confident to say that that's the old Roger like he was playing, you know, the years that he was really winning everything."

"We can count the unforced errors what he did like maybe on the fingers on one hand, which is incredible, playing really well. He started every set really great and just didn't give me any chance at all."

Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/15707539.stm

SUKTUEN
11-14-2011, 03:26 AM
:worship::worship:

Eden
11-17-2011, 09:56 PM
From Boris Becker:


"The defending champion and unbeaten in his two tournaments since the US Open, Federer arrives in top form and I put him as joint-favourite with Murray. I expect them to meet in the final.

"By Roger's standards, 2011 has not been a great year because he didn't win a Slam. But he has been very consistent, picking up three titles, and for anybody else that would constitute a very good year.

"Federer is the most successful player of all time and he still has a lot to give. The main thing for him is motivation and desire. Does he still want to play? Does he still want to practise? For the moment I think he does and long may it continue. Tennis could not wish for a better ambassador."



Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/15708548.stm

SUKTUEN
11-19-2011, 11:51 AM
:worship::worship:

solowyn
11-19-2011, 07:39 PM
From Bop & Qureshi's coach, Robert Davis:

We practised at The Queen’s Club on two courts that had been prepared for the players as The O2 was still being set up. The members of The Queen’s Club are sticklers for tradition and they still adhere to strict dress codes of all white for play. Here at the ATP World Tour 250 event during the grass-court season, member applause is usually a light tapping of two fingers into a palm as they looked down their noses from stiff backed wooden seats. However, today they were watching from the balcony and nearly spilling over the rails onto Court 8 with excitement as Roger Federer practised with David Ferrer. Even in a Grand Slam final, Roger is pretty relaxed, but watching him on an indoor court during a practice set is like watching a magician pull rabbits out of hat. It is one trick shot after another. Even I had a tough time focusing on my court as I could not stop glancing over to see what shot Roger would play next.

Kat_YYZ
11-20-2011, 03:36 AM
There's an article about changes in the governance of the ATP, with Adam Helfant leaving the top spot, and it also mentions the Players' Council, of which Roger is president and Nadal VP. Here's an excerpt:

Roger Federer continues to serve as president of the ATP Player Council and Rafael Nadal as its vice president.

“I’ve been impressed by their judgment,” Helfant said in a recent interview. “They are active participants in those meetings, and they care deeply about the governance of the sport. Their accomplishments on the court will speak for themselves over time and they’ll obviously be linked together forever in tennis history. But I would hope in the history of tennis, people will also remember all the work they put in off the court.”

Gimelstob said he was impressed by their attention to detail and staying power.

“We’re sitting there on a Friday night in a meeting room at the U.S. Open for four or four and a half hours with Roger, Rafa and Fernando González,” he said. “Speaking on everything from qualifying cutoffs, doubles and small stuff to prize-money allocation, to pensions, to real big issues. But the most impressive thing about Roger and Rafa in these meetings is that there is no less level of intensity and connection to the issues that don’t affect them.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/19/sports/tennis/19iht-SRWTPOLITICS19.html?_r=1

SUKTUEN
11-20-2011, 12:21 PM
:worship::worship:

paRFait-RF
11-28-2011, 08:38 AM
Juan Martin Delpotro: ""Grande Roger! Felicitationes" Juan Martin delpotro on his twitter.

Juan Ignacio Chela:"Roger ya esta en su casa en Marte paseando en el ovni de los bomberos homenajeado por su gente"

Paul Annacone:"Wow ! RF, congrats- amazing!" on his twitter

Victoria Azarenka:"and federer makes another history! no words besides congrats" twitter

Boris Becker: "Federer ist still the MAN in tennis !" twitter

Darren Cahill:"A wonderful finish to the year by Roger Federer. He seems to be 30 going on 25." twitter

Mahesh Bhupati:"Anyone who doesn't think Federer is the greatest player of all time needs serious help.. Numbers don't lie... Masterclass once again!!!" twitter

Stanko Dapa
11-28-2011, 11:18 AM
Can someone translate it from spanish to english?

Har-Tru
11-28-2011, 12:07 PM
Juan Martin Delpotro: ""Grande Roger! Felicitationes" Juan Martin delpotro on his twitter.

Juan Ignacio Chela:"Roger ya esta en su casa en Marte paseando en el ovni de los bomberos homenajeado por su gente"

JMDP: "great stuff Roger! congratulations!"

Chela: "Roger is back home in Mars already, going for a ride in the firemen's UFO, being paid tribute by his people". What on earth that is supposed to mean, no freakin idea. :lol:

Ivanatis
11-28-2011, 12:17 PM
It's "Roger is from another planet" after downing a few tequilas.;)

Eden
11-28-2011, 12:18 PM
Thanks José :)

Fed_Ds
11-28-2011, 12:35 PM
JMDP: "great stuff Roger! congratulations!"

Chela: "Roger is back home in Mars already, going for a ride in the firemen's UFO, being paid tribute by his people". What on earth that is supposed to mean, no freakin idea. :lol:

oh thanks :D :lol:

SUKTUEN
11-28-2011, 01:00 PM
:worship::worship:

Eden
11-28-2011, 04:32 PM
From Yves Allegro on Twitter:


Great end of the season for the RF! Looking forward for some great tennis in 2012! Men's tennis at his best

SUKTUEN
11-29-2011, 06:22 AM
:worship::worship:

Midnight Ninja
12-24-2011, 02:18 PM
Svetlana Kuznetsova on Twitter

the best present for christmas is..... to play with Roger))))) thank you!!!!!! so exited))) made my day)))

I'm assuming she is referring to Federer.

Eden
12-24-2011, 02:39 PM
From a French interview with Stanislas Wawrinka:

"My results are unimportant. I'm going to get compared with Roger anyway all the time. That bothers me, especially in Switzerland. You can't compare anyone with Roger - he is the best tennisplayer of all time. He broke all records and will continue to break them. ... Roger is an incredible player and a person I really like."

Source: http://www.illustre.ch/Stanislas-Wawrinka-tennis-vaudois-sport-portrait_136955_.html

SUKTUEN
12-24-2011, 02:59 PM
:worship::worship:

duong
01-21-2012, 08:57 PM
Bernard Tomic in interview after qualifying to play Federer in R4 of the Australian Open :

Tomic's interview (http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/interviews/2012-01-21/201201201327065962562.html)

Q. Roger Federer?

BERNARD TOMIC: Yeah. You know, can't say much really. I hope I play good against him. I have to play good against him. I have to play good to have any chance, I think. I'm playing good and have a lot of confidence and it's my home Grand Slam. People are going to support me.

Sometimes it's not support. Against Roger you need to know how to play tennis and need to play tennis well if I have any chance of beating him. That's why he's the greatest to play the sport.

I'm happy to play him again. I had the experience in Davis Cup, which is good for me. Not sort of the one off one. I know sort of a way to sort of play him in a way, but Roger can play unbelievable. He's my favorite player, so it's always good to play him.

Q. Is it an advantage to have got that first game out of the way?

BERNARD TOMIC: It is, because I looked up to him a lot. He was like my idol. So to play him and have a feel for him, even on grass, like a match like this is good for me. To me, he's the best player to play. I love watching Roger even on TV now and in the past, so it's good to play him and get the opportunity to play him again.

Q. When you were about 12 meeting Roger, did you ever think you would be across the net playing him in a Grand Slam?

BERNARD TOMIC: No, not at that age. Not what I was thinking then. (Smiling.) I was probably into like Pokemon cards and that stuff at 12.

Q. Do you know what you're thinking now?

BERNARD TOMIC: Yeah. I'm beating the top players in the world and having chances, you know, playing for spots in quarterfinals of Grand Slams. It's a big feeling, and I'm happy with what I achieved last year. This year has been great. It's a start of a good year for me so I can't wait to play Roger.

Q. How ardent were you in your support of Roger? Did you stay up late to watch matches, video them, and have posters?

BERNARD TOMIC: Yeah, I've watched his matches since he won that first Wimbledon. With so many of the Grand Slams, I always tuned in to watch the finals when he plays Rafa or Novak. To me, I don't enjoy watching tennis, but when Roger plays on TV, you know, it's a pleasure to watch.

Q. So you don't even watch it now?

BERNARD TOMIC: Well, for us players, we're always in the locker room, looking at tennis. It's a bit difficult. You're always looking at tennis, so it becomes a little bit boring of.

For a player like that, when he plays, I'm going to sit and watch the whole match if I can.

Q. Did you have a conversation with him in Davis Cup?

BERNARD TOMIC: Yeah. He gave me a few tips, which is good now because I play him. So thanks, Roger.

No, he said, you know, I was good and can improve. I play a different game. It's good to get advice like that from someone like that when he beat me. I get the chance to play him now again, which is really good for me.

Q. (Question about parts of your game.)

BERNARD TOMIC: Slice, yeah. I had my own slice down the line. I looked up to him a lot slicing. Back three, four years ago, I started slicing a lot watching him and developing a slice like that. Now I have a really, really good slice, thanks to him.

Q. Idolizing Federer, was there anyone match that sticks in your mind?

BERNARD TOMIC: Yeah, 16 Grand Slams. (Laughter.) That's the only thing that comes to mind. It's a scary number. What he's achieved is unbelievable. I think nobody in tennis will ever achieve that.

In order to play him again is one of the biggest things. Now having played him before, I think I have an intense sense of what he can do and where he can hurt me, where he can't. I got to go out there feeling good and have a go and try to win.

Q. What will you do to prepare for Federer? Anything specific?

BERNARD TOMIC: I don't know if there is an answer to that question. Just pray to God. Maybe be sick or something. (Laughter.)

I got to go out there and have fun. Playing Roger, is an experience that I'll always remember. You know, hopefully I can play well and relax and have fun. I just have to go out there and focus, and I think I can have a good tennis match and who knows? Maybe win.

Q. Roger hasn't lost before the quarterfinals of slam in like six, seven years? Does it excite you, the possibility to be able to end that streak?

BERNARD TOMIC: Yeah, it's a tough thing beat Roger, and to even think about beating him. Happy to know I got a set off him last time, and that's confidence there. I think for me to play him, I think in the first set if I get up and maybe win the first set, it's a very, very important key to this match.

Q. What do you see as your greatest strength going into that match?

BERNARD TOMIC: You know, I think I can get the balls down to where Roger probably can't use his backhand enough. He has one of the best forehands in the world.

You know I think I play really smart. Hopefully my smartness can make me win me a set or two, maybe even win. I can't guarantee. It's Roger.

Q. You sound almost torn about playing him in a way because he was such a huge hero for you.

BERNARD TOMIC: Yeah, we all are. He's a very hard player to play. That's why he's the best that's been in the sport of tennis. It's tough having the mindset to beat a player like that. I have to go out there and believe in myself.

I've got the crowd on my side, and that's all I can do.

Corey Feldman
01-21-2012, 09:15 PM
Tomic is a big Fedtard

as long as he remembers that if he thinks of coming close to beating Fed

duong
01-21-2012, 09:27 PM
Tomic is a big Fedtard

as long as he remembers that if he thinks of coming close to beating Fed

yes also his blushing during the interview on-court when Courier said that he was going to beat Federer was quite talking : came back laughing and said "not a big thing yeah" and laughed again.

He's obviously sincerely a Fedtard.

SUKTUEN
01-22-2012, 05:03 AM
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