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roger tosses the F bomb in interview. got to love it.

dylan24
06-18-2006, 09:49 PM
he tosses the F bomb in his interview.









http://www.gerryweber-open.de/1882.php


here is the whole interview from gerry weber website
Q: What were you thinking when the tiebreak came?
FEDERER: You try and stay positive in such moments. I should have won the match 6:0, 6:3. But I fucked it up a little. I wanted to start well in the tiebreak but doublefaulted. So, I was disappointed and had difficulties to find my game. Especially with his serve, it isnít easy. It was difficult to get the balls back. But also after the lost second I tried to stay positive and hope for a good third set. And thatís what happened

here is the whole interview


interview with Roger Federer
Sonntag, 18.06.2006

Q: Well done. At the start of the week you said you werenít too concerned about equalling Borgís record on grass. But I bet you are?
FEDERER: Iím surprised myself that I came so far. I really thought the draw was exceptionally tough fort his kind of a tournament. I know how lucky I got in a couple of matches. I really fought my heart of and it paid of with the tournament victory and equalling Borgís record. Thatís obviously very nice. But just being able to defend this title is great, winning for the fourth consecutive time is something Iíve never done. So, itís a great moment in my career.

Q: Is it right that when Nadal broke Vilasí record you phoned him up to congratulate him?
FEDERER: No, not true.

Q: Will you come back here for a fifth time?
FEDERER: I would like to. Itís always in the stars what youíre going to do a year from now. But this preparation has been working well for me. Queens is obviously also an interesting tournament to play. But this has been great for me. I will have a look into it. But I would like to come back here. Thatís for sure.

Q: You were serving for the game at 5:2 in the second. What happened?
FEDERER: I missed a few shots. The first backhand volley I missed was important. To lose a game where you serve two aces, donít make any double faults, itís kind of tough to lose that game. That should be enough on grass. I was very disappointed to be broken at that stage. Itís not the first time that happened this week. You have to be careful not to get too down. Losing the tiebreak really hurts and you think Ďam I going to lose the match too?í And heís jumping around on the other side of the net and before he was walking with his head down. So, it was a pity. But as disappointed as I was, I got up and said Ďletís show that this 6:0 in the first was because I played excellent tennisí.

Q: So with that run of 41 matches and as much as you played in the last year, you are injury free. How much is the work you have been doing with Pierre Paganini on your fitness been a big factor in this series of wins?
FEDERER: You donít feel it only on one match, but you start to feel it during an entire tournament like this one. He told me many times this week how happy he was that I came so far. And any time I win, he cannot believe it, because he wasnít too sure whether I should play here and I told him that I would like to. I took him here for a couple of days and we prepared ourselves. Once he left after the first match, I played all these 3 setters. He couldnít believe that I came through. For me thatís a sign of paying off physical and mental strength. I have never been as fit as today, especially after the injury last year in Shanghai, I was struggling. So, Iím back in top form and thatís important for the rest of the season.

Q: Can you compare each of the four tournaments here in Halle?
FEDERER: I think the last two years have been pretty similar because I came with little preparation, came tired from Paris, mentally drained, but still played and won. That was more like trying to get used to the grass a quickly as possible and trying to survive the first couple of rounds. Then take the momentum of winning along to try and win the tournament. The first couple of years, I came here very early on the Wednesday before. So, I had a good and long preparation. I always took Pierre here. We worked a lot to make sure I donít get injured or muscle pain. So the first two were well prepared, the last two not really. Iíve always had tough matches here. One final was one-sided against Fish. Also before the four years I had a good run here in Halle. My first grass court results came in Halle.

Q: Berdych said there is no way you can be beaten in Wimbledon?
FEDERER: Weíll see. Itís easy for him to say. I have to start an entire tournament from scratch. Obviously he doesnít quite understand how tough a Grand Slam tournament is. Itís easy to come once in your career into the quarters, but to do it on a consistent level is a different question. I know I got the game to win Wimbledon, but to come out of the blocks on Monday and then play good enough to come through that and then to be strong enough not to let anything influence you, thatís the part he does not know yet.

Q: That first Monday becomes extra special for you: not only are you the defending champion but you are on the brink of a record that is held by a tennis legend.
FEDERER: I would be nice but I hope I can get the win first, before we can celebrate. Itís very difficult to open the tournament in Wimbledon. Itís maybe a privilege and an honour, but at the same time you can be the first guy out of the tournament. So, itís a lot of pressure involved.

Q: What were you thinking when the tiebreak came?
FEDERER: You try and stay positive in such moments. I should have won the match 6:0, 6:3. But I fucked it up a little. I wanted to start well in the tiebreak but doublefaulted. So, I was disappointed and had difficulties to find my game. Especially with his serve, it isnít easy. It was difficult to get the balls back. But also after the lost second I tried to stay positive and hope for a good third set. And thatís what happened.

Q: Was this your toughest tournament week in Halle so far?
FEDERER: Itís difficult to compare it to the Grand Slams, but otherwise, yes, it was one of the toughest. Directly from Paris, four 3-set matches, that was tough. I once had a similar week in Gstaad after a Wimbledon victory. It was a similar moment. Thatís why it is a huge satisfaction to sit here as the winner.

Q: There are many players, who after a defeat like at the French and with the tiredness, would like to let a match go. But you always succeed to think professionally and that you want to win. Do you hate defeats that much?
FEDERER: No. Itís just my attitude towards tournaments that is different. I need to know that I can win a tournament. In Hamburg that was not the case. I knew that it is impossible for me to make it through the tournament physically and mentally. And it would have been the wrong preparation for Paris and in the end I might have paid the price for it. Here it was different. As soon as I decide to play a tournament, then I know that I can make it through the tournament 99% in case I make it to the final, physically as well as mentally. I had the feeling that after the final in Paris, I was fresh enough to lay Halle. I donít really like players who say, the tournament is not important. Only the Slams are important. If I say I come, then I will ply tennis. Especially on grass it is good. Maybe it was also good to come here after Paris to forget the match against Nadal. Now, when I go to Wimbledon people will not ask me about Paris, but about Halle. Thatís also great mentally. So, there are many positive aspects about this tournament. So, it paid off that I came and that makes me even more happy.

Q: You said that you will go to Wimbledon early. Has anything changed?
FEDERER: No. I will be in Wimbledon tomorrow.

R.Federer
06-18-2006, 09:52 PM
:worship:
So he's human after all, who would have known?

(ps. you meant to say you "like roger even more now" not "even like roger more now" right?.. ;) )

dylan24
06-18-2006, 09:53 PM
:worship:
So he's human after all, who would have known?

(ps. you meant to say you "like roger even more now" not "even like roger more now" right?.. ;) )

yeah, well i changed the title now.
not much sleep lately so my grammar is suffering

AgassiDomination
06-18-2006, 09:55 PM
No doubt if this was Hewitt or Coria or *insert name aside from Federer and Safin* who said "fuck" you'd all be complaining as if it offended all of your virgin ears. :rolleyes:

Fee
06-18-2006, 09:56 PM
Wait, that interview was probably given in German, so this must be a translation. Is there a true German word for 'fucked it up'?

dylan24
06-18-2006, 09:56 PM
No doubt if this was Hewitt or Coria or *insert name aside from Federer and Safin* who said "fuck" you'd all be complaining as if it offended all of your virgin ears. :rolleyes:

actually i'm not offended by curse words at all.
i like it when athletes curse.

tangerine_dream
06-18-2006, 10:01 PM
That's true, AD. MTF and its usual double standards. I remember when a lot of people were freaking out over Andy screaming "fuck you!" during the Pacific Life Open. I thought it was funny. :lol:

And I personally don't mind when the dark side of Roger comes out periodically. :devil:

Q: What were you thinking when the tiebreak came?
FEDERER: You try and stay positive in such moments. I should have won the match 6:0, 6:3. But I fucked it up a little. I wanted to start well in the tiebreak but doublefaulted.
:eek: Oh Roger my *ears*! ;) :yeah:

As Fee pointed it out, the interview must have been conducted in German, and that's someone else's translation. The German word "versauen" means more like "mess up". I think Roger meant it in that sentence, "I messed it up a little."
Boo! That's no fun. :( We want dirty Roger.

Stevens Point
06-18-2006, 10:02 PM
As Fee pointed it out, the interview must have been conducted in German, and that's someone else's translation. The German word "versauen" means more like "mess up". I think Roger meant it in that sentence, "I messed it up a little."

This is the original sentence.
Schlussendlich habe ich es ein bisschen versaut.

Johnny Groove
06-18-2006, 10:06 PM
As Fee pointed it out, the interview must have been conducted in German, and that's someone else's translation. The German word "versauen" means more like "mess up". I think Roger meant it in that sentence, "I messed it up a little."

This is the original sentence.

:haha: I knew it, roger is soft

Yappa
06-18-2006, 10:49 PM
Yeah "versauen" isnt the same as "fucking up".

Now, when I go to Wimbledon people will not ask me about Paris, but about Halle
I doubt it Roger. :sad:

Seems he is slightly annoyed about ppl expecting him to win in Wimbledon easily. At least I get this impression after reading, that Berdych "obviously doesnt understand how tough a GS tourney is".

Metis
06-18-2006, 10:54 PM
That's true, AD. MTF and its usual double standards. I remember when a lot of people were freaking out over Andy screaming "fuck you!" during the Pacific Life Open. I thought it was funny. :lol:


He really said that? I missed it! :lol:
But saying "I fucked up" doesn't sound as bad as "fuck you" IMO.
Anyway, even if Roger's interview was in English and he had said that, I think that it is usually easier to forget yourself and curse in a foreign language. Somehow it doesn't sound as bad as cursing in your mother tongue...

musefanatic
06-18-2006, 10:54 PM
:lol: go Roger, always like to hear a choice expletive or two. :lol:

scoobs
06-18-2006, 10:57 PM
Sounds like a mistranslation to me - clearly he didn't say fucked up in English and the German has been translated to something a little more colourful than he probably intended...

nobama
06-18-2006, 11:30 PM
Sounds like a mistranslation to me - clearly he didn't say fucked up in English and the German has been translated to something a little more colourful than he probably intended...Yeah I have a hard time believing he would use the phrase "fucked up" in a press conference. I remember when James Lipton (from Inside the Actors Studio) interviewed him and asked him what his least favorite word was and Roger replied "bad words". He also asked Roger what his favorite curse word was and Roger didn't want to answer, finally reluctantly said "shit". :lol:

dkw
06-19-2006, 12:42 AM
From Halle straight to practicing for Wimbledon??? That doesn't seem too wise to me... but what do I know.

holagirl56
06-19-2006, 01:08 AM
As Fee pointed it out, the interview must have been conducted in German, and that's someone else's translation. The German word "versauen" means more like "mess up". I think Roger meant it in that sentence, "I messed it up a little."


:lol:

So he's not a saint.

idolwatcher1
06-19-2006, 01:21 AM
Yeah I have a hard time believing he would use the phrase "fucked up" in a press conference. I remember when James Lipton (from Inside the Actors Studio) interviewed him and asked him what his least favorite word was and Roger replied "bad words". He also asked Roger what his favorite curse word was and Roger didn't want to answer, finally reluctantly said "shit". :lol:
:lol: ... that little devil... ;)

JeNn
06-19-2006, 01:24 AM
I like this side of him :p

Corey Feldman
06-19-2006, 01:36 AM
From Halle straight to practicing for Wimbledon??? That doesn't seem too wise to me... but what do I know.Exactly.
:p


Becker said during the 2004 wimbledon final Fed was swearing in german so :shrug:

Johnny Groove
06-19-2006, 01:38 AM
Exactly.
:p


Becker said during the 2004 wimbledon final Fed was swearing in german so :shrug:

hmm, the 04 final? the one where roddick almost beat him? he was cursing in german, hmmm.

and now Nadal is ****** him, and he is choking tiebreaks in Halle, hmmm.

conclusion: when Fed is having trouble winning matches and gets frustrated, he curses like a regular human! HOLY SHIT!!!

Fee
06-19-2006, 01:38 AM
I love how Roger is getting credit for something he apparently didn't do. Oh well, what can you do.

By the way, you know English is his second language, right?

Corey Feldman
06-19-2006, 01:48 AM
hmm, the 04 final? the one where roddick almost beat him? Yes, the one where roddick ALMOST beat him.

:D

Johnny Groove
06-19-2006, 01:49 AM
Yes, the one where roddick ALMOST beat him.

:D

yes, good times for andy :sad:

Corey Feldman
06-19-2006, 01:56 AM
They will return..
only about 10 months until the Houston Clay Court Championships begin
:sad:

Johnny Groove
06-19-2006, 01:58 AM
They will return..
only about 10 months until the Houston Clay Court Championships begin
:sad:

he couldnt even win that this year. :sad:

It really all started with that loss against Pim Pim at the USO 04... :sad:

silverwhite
06-19-2006, 02:03 AM
He really said that? I missed it! :lol:
But saying "I fucked up" doesn't sound as bad as "fuck you" IMO.
Anyway, even if Roger's interview was in English and he had said that, I think that it is usually easier to forget yourself and curse in a foreign language. Somehow it doesn't sound as bad as cursing in your mother tongue...

Yep.

Corey Feldman
06-19-2006, 02:17 AM
he couldnt even win that this year. :sad:Nothing you can do when Mardy "Guga" Fish is in the field :sad:

nobama
06-19-2006, 02:22 AM
I love how Roger is getting credit for something he apparently didn't do. Oh well, what can you do.

By the way, you know English is his second language, right?The interview was translated from German and it appears to be a liberal translation of what he said...at least according to those who understand German. Of course doesn't mean the guy never swears, I just have my doubts he would do it in front of the press.

Fee
06-19-2006, 02:42 AM
I agree with you completely. I've seen Roger swear under his breath on court often and my husband understands German and he thought he caught him once last summer, but NO WAY would Roger ever speak that way in a press conference. Very few players do, the worst they ever say is 'shit' unless they are really pissed.

its.like.that
06-19-2006, 02:42 AM
Why do mainstream Americans use ridiculous terminology like F-bomb? :confused:

It's disrespectful to African Americans for one, and it makes yanks sound stupid at the same time.

Corey Feldman
06-19-2006, 02:55 AM
shutup Jimbo you f' chump
:p

its.like.that
06-19-2006, 03:15 AM
shutup Jimbo you f' chump
:p

how rude :o

:lol:

Scotso
06-19-2006, 03:17 AM
yeah, Roger, fuckin' a :yeah:

16681
06-19-2006, 05:58 AM
Too bad I couldn't see and hear that Interview :sad: I have never heard Roger use that word in an interview :lol:

soraya
06-19-2006, 06:27 AM
I love how Roger is getting credit for something he apparently didn't do. Oh well, what can you do.

By the way, you know English is his second language, right?

yes. getting out of hand.