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What should Roger have said about Djoko?

PamV
09-26-2006, 06:04 PM
Instead of saying Djokovic is a joke with his time outs Roger should have said:

Peoples
09-26-2006, 06:06 PM
"I think Djoko is a very sick boy which is probably why he lost and I feel very sorry for him :sad: "

PamV
09-26-2006, 06:31 PM
"I think Djoko is a very sick boy which is probably why he lost and I feel very sorry for him :sad: "

Yes, Federer saying Djoko would have won if it weren't for the injury would have been just the right thing to say.

Why was Djoko taking the timeouts ? Was this an injury or simply a lack of conditioning resulting in cramps? At the FO match against Nadal he seemed to wilt and it looked like he simply didn't have match tough conditioning built up. Or is he affected by nerves?

tennisgal_001
09-26-2006, 06:40 PM
A diplomatic answer, at the same time, somehow true, he's quite creative at those... I don't think he should've given his honest opinion, though. Something like, "Oh, if he thinks he needed the time-outs, then I can do nothing about it, since the rules allow it. I don't think it would've changed the outcome of the match. He lacks DC experience, and the odds were against him. If he wants to go the distance, in the future, he needs to work on his physical problems/fitness, etc..." You get the gist?

mangoes
09-26-2006, 06:44 PM
"Obviously, injury timeouts are a critical part of Djokovic's winning game." A bit nicer than using the word 'joke'.

Naranoc
09-26-2006, 06:45 PM
I voted the Mirka one :D

Federer's probably scared of her himself :bolt:

alfonsojose
09-26-2006, 06:58 PM
"My best wishes for him. But if he's not the unhealthiest guy on earth, he's a f*cking cheater" :angel:

ExpectedWinner
09-26-2006, 07:26 PM
The modern artificial world accepts only politically correct answers.

Bagelicious
09-26-2006, 07:55 PM
"My best wishes for him. But if he's not the unhealthiest guy on earth, he's a f*cking cheater" :angel:

:lol: That's sounds about right.

I think Roger should have said:
"You know, I don't trust his injuries... I mean, I think his injuries are a joke, you know."


"Obviously, injury timeouts are a critical part of Djokovic's winning game." A bit nicer than using the word 'joke'.

:rolls: I actually think that's harsher though. Just because it doesn't specifically call him a 'Djoke' doesn't make it sound any nicer.

BlakeJamitis
09-26-2006, 08:06 PM
A diplomatic answer, at the same time, somehow true, he's quite creative at those... I don't think he should've given his honest opinion, though. Something like, "Oh, if he thinks he needed the time-outs, then I can do nothing about it, since the rules allow it. I don't think it would've changed the outcome of the match. He lacks DC experience, and the odds were against him. If he wants to go the distance, in the future, he needs to work on his physical problems/fitness, etc..." You get the gist?

I don't understand the world these days. I can see being political correct if what you say may set off a war or if lives are dependent upon it. But, in a game of tennis, it's ok to call a spade a spade. Why do we promote "lying" for just about everything now. And yes, saying what you don't really believe is lying. We just cover it up by saying, I'm being politically correct.

Horatio Caine
09-26-2006, 08:23 PM
Who cares :rolleyes:

Castafiore
09-26-2006, 08:33 PM
Generally speaking:
IMO, it's perfectly ok for one tennis player to give his honest opinion without people going berserk over it.
On the other hand, it should also be perfectly ok for others to challenge that opinion without people going berserk over that.
It's not a one-way thing.

Too many people (again, generally speaking) are perfectly fine giving their own "honest" opinion but they can't deal with people disagreeing with them or challenging their opinion.

It's a knife that cuts both ways.


and yes, saying what you don't really believe is lying
...and then you wake up to the real world. :)
Come on, how many people are brutally honest to their boss, wife, husband, mother, father, kids,...? Nobody.
To prevent being sacked, to avoid arguments,....we "wrap" things up.
In theory, it's not telling the "entire" truth and thus a lie.
In real life, it's called trying to live a life in peace. At least, that's how I see it. Sometimes, you can't be too soft and indeed call a spade a spade, but quite often, it's not the best option.

LoveFifteen
09-26-2006, 08:41 PM
Roger: "Djokovic's injury time-outs made me wanna snatch the cat back!" :angel:

Rafa = Fed Killa
09-26-2006, 09:06 PM
The Mirka one.

That fat cow owns Fed :p

adee-gee
09-26-2006, 09:47 PM
My vote goes to....

"PamV is an idiot and I'm embarrassed that she's a fan of mine".

PamV
09-26-2006, 10:04 PM
A diplomatic answer, at the same time, somehow true, he's quite creative at those... I don't think he should've given his honest opinion, though. Something like, "Oh, if he thinks he needed the time-outs, then I can do nothing about it, since the rules allow it. I don't think it would've changed the outcome of the match. He lacks DC experience, and the odds were against him. If he wants to go the distance, in the future, he needs to work on his physical problems/fitness, etc..." You get the gist?

He's not that crafty yet.....however your answer would have been quite funny. I am not sure if I'd want Roger playing this PR game. Would he still seem like our Roger if he were this glib?

PamV
09-26-2006, 10:06 PM
I voted the Mirka one :D

Federer's probably scared of her himself :bolt:

Yes, and the press is ready to believe Roger is under Mirka's thumb any way.

PamV
09-26-2006, 10:07 PM
"My best wishes for him. But if he's not the unhealthiest guy on earth, he's a f*cking cheater" :angel:

You are such a hoot. Let's think which players would have truly answered that way? LOL!

scarecrows
09-26-2006, 10:10 PM
"you guys should really stop making me questions about the other players"

Naranoc
09-26-2006, 10:11 PM
Yes, and the press is ready to believe Roger is under Mirka's thumb any way.

Of course, always makes for an interesting story. Mostly from people who suggest that he should dump her becasue she's not a slim model though :lol:

PamV
09-26-2006, 10:13 PM
"Obviously, injury timeouts are a critical part of Djokovic's winning game." A bit nicer than using the word 'joke'.

That might depend. In the locker room the translation would have beent he same thing.

PamV
09-26-2006, 10:15 PM
I don't understand the world these days. I can see being political correct if what you say may set off a war or if lives are dependent upon it. But, in a game of tennis, it's ok to call a spade a spade. Why do we promote "lying" for just about everything now. And yes, saying what you don't really believe is lying. We just cover it up by saying, I'm being politically correct.

Too much PC becomes mind numbing after a while. Would anyone want Safin to be PC ? What fun would that be?

PamV
09-26-2006, 10:16 PM
Roger: "Djokovic's injury time-outs made me wanna snatch the cat back!" :angel:

What does this mean? Is that a Swiss German expression?

PamV
09-26-2006, 10:18 PM
Who cares :rolleyes:

No one should care. I just wanted to hear what funny answers people might come up with. Everyone did such a great job in the thread about Roddick's birthday card murder mystery......I was hoping for more laughs.

lau
09-26-2006, 10:27 PM
"you guys should really stop making me questions about the other players"
;)

DrJules
09-26-2006, 10:54 PM
"Obviously, injury timeouts are a critical part of Djokovic's winning game." A bit nicer than using the word 'joke'.

Most tennis players are not sufficiently articulate to answer with that coherence. It manages to be polite, but far more condeming than anything that was actually said.