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robinhood
10-01-2006, 09:05 PM
Andy: I’m speaking w/sadness today, and that’s not just because of Yom Kippur. Today is the last day of the blog. We got so much positive feedback. Roger Federer does it next week, and now he’s got quite a standard to match. We’ll see if he can cut it. Good luck to you Roger!


According to Andy Ram........ :D

A link to his blogs http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/blog/current_federer.asp

Fee
10-01-2006, 09:06 PM
oh, this is going to be a fun week around here...

scarecrows
10-01-2006, 09:06 PM
I hope he has a section about bedtime stories with Mirka

Naranoc
10-01-2006, 09:07 PM
Well, this should be interesting! :lol: I've always wondered what he was really like off-court;and this is his chance to shine. Here's hoping Mirka doesn't dictate it to him though ;)

stebs
10-01-2006, 09:08 PM
This may warrant a thread but there's no need for the capital letters in the title is there? It's a bit of an eyesore. :p

Horatio Caine
10-01-2006, 09:09 PM
Any thread on Federer = :zzz:

Maybe this one isn't quite so boring though :p

revolution
10-01-2006, 09:10 PM
Why put in in capitals? It's not such a big deal.

robinhood
10-01-2006, 09:11 PM
This may warrant a thread but there's no need for the capital letters in the title is there? It's a bit of an eyesore. :p

Oh ho ho.
SORRY!!!
I didn't realize my caps were on. :D

Fee
10-01-2006, 09:12 PM
Good thing you can edit your post and fix it (but it didn't really bother me, it looked like a headline). :)

stebs
10-01-2006, 09:13 PM
Oh ho ho.
SORRY!!!
I didn't realize my caps were on. :D

:) Thanks. Much nicer now.

musefanatic
10-01-2006, 09:45 PM
I wonder if they'll be 20,000 'You know's :lol: :lol:

cmurray
10-01-2006, 09:47 PM
Well....this should be interesting. ;)

Naranoc
10-01-2006, 09:50 PM
I wonder if they'll be 20,000 'You know's :lol: :lol:

:lol: True.

Naranoc
10-01-2006, 09:58 PM
^ Unlikely. Remember LaLo's blog? We were all waiting for the hair-care revelations but they never came, just some stuff about how much he loves pasta :sad: He didn't even tell us where Fidgiano came from.

I sure hope Roger's doesn't dissapoint ;)

Naranoc
10-01-2006, 10:11 PM
^ Possibly ;) He's the only player I've seen who combs his hair during the change-overs anyway :lol:

robinhood
10-01-2006, 10:13 PM
^ Possibly ;) He's the only player I've seen who combs his hair during the change-overs anyway :lol:

:haha:

cmurray
10-01-2006, 10:26 PM
Poor Feli. The guy can't catch a break. :)

atheneglaukopis
10-01-2006, 10:27 PM
Poor Feli. The guy can't catch a break. :)Nope, not a chance. :p He exists to be ribbed.

neenah
10-01-2006, 10:45 PM
Wow. A Fed blog. Should be interesting. I'm really curious to know what it will be like, I don't know at all what to expect!

cmurray
10-01-2006, 10:55 PM
Nope, not a chance. :p He exists to be ribbed.


I'd love to see what he carries around in his tennis bag.

I bet somewhere in there is blemish concealer and astringent. :angel:

robinhood
10-01-2006, 10:58 PM
I'd love to see what he carries around in his tennis bag.

I bet somewhere in there is blemish concealer and astringent. :angel:

There must be a blusher!
He always has rosy cheeks.

robinhood
10-01-2006, 11:10 PM
And combed. :D

I love how this has gone from a Roger thread to a "LOL Feli" thread. :tape:

Wait. We don't want that.

Let's go back to talking about Roger!
But I just can't stop wondering how on earth LaLo always keeps his cheeks rosy.

JMG
10-01-2006, 11:13 PM
I think Federer will disappoint the people. :o

cmurray
10-01-2006, 11:13 PM
Wait. We don't want that.

Let's go back to talking about Roger!
But I just can't stop wondering how on earth LaLo always keeps his cheeks rosy.

Maybe he uses the old fashioned pinch-the-cheeks method???? Could you imagine trying to explain to the guys in the locker room why you have a makeup brush in your tennis bag????:spit:

cmurray
10-01-2006, 11:14 PM
He has Rafa pinch them. :angel:

Wait, are we talking about the same set of cheeks? :eek:

You're bad. :devil:

atheneglaukopis
10-01-2006, 11:15 PM
He has Rafa pinch them. :angel:

Wait, are we talking about the same set of cheeks? :eek::haha: :spit: :haha:

atheneglaukopis
10-01-2006, 11:16 PM
I think Federer will disappoint the people. :oThat's okay. We have Feli to mock. ;)

Naranoc
10-01-2006, 11:23 PM
Hair, blusher, concealer and an ambiguous set of 'cheeks'! What's going on here? :lol:

Carito_90
10-01-2006, 11:28 PM
Was about time! :lol:

cmurray
10-02-2006, 12:15 AM
Hair, blusher, concealer and an ambiguous set of 'cheeks'! What's going on here? :lol:


Wouldn't you like to know. :cool:

adee-gee
10-02-2006, 12:17 AM
Mirka will probably write it for him :shrug:

cobalt60
10-02-2006, 12:17 AM
Amazing. He hasn't even started to blog yet.

robinhood
10-02-2006, 12:35 AM
He has Rafa pinch them. :angel:

Wait, are we talking about the same set of cheeks? :eek:

:haha: :haha:
Rafa is a very busy man!

By the way, you changed your flag and avatar, J. :D

mamasue
10-02-2006, 12:50 AM
Bwwaaahhhh!!!! This proves Fed's a total chickenshit!!!!!!!!!!

He should have blogged from one of the Slams or the TMC!!!!!

What a crock that he's blogging from a Mickey Mouse tournament!!!

Mats was right!!!!!!!!!! :ras:

mangoes
10-02-2006, 01:10 AM
He has Rafa pinch them. :angel:

Wait, are we talking about the same set of cheeks? :eek:

:haha: :haha::haha: :haha:

cmurray
10-02-2006, 01:20 AM
Mirka will probably write it for him :shrug:


OMG! Your avi:eek: :D

Corey Feldman
10-02-2006, 02:50 AM
cant wait to read and see pics all week :)

Bremen
10-02-2006, 03:00 AM
Mirka will probably write it for him :shrug:

That avatar is something else. Yikes!!

gillian
10-02-2006, 03:07 AM
Oh boy. This should be lotsa fun.

Regenbogen
10-02-2006, 03:41 AM
That avatar is something else. Yikes!!

It's quite disturbing :scared:

nobama
10-02-2006, 04:12 AM
Mirka breaking the news to Fed that he's blogging from Tokyo....

http://ttn.yyr.co.jp/hiro/JapanOpen/AIG2006/aig-Images/86.jpg

atheneglaukopis
10-02-2006, 04:13 AM
Mirka breaking the news to Fed that she's blogging from Tokyo....;)

nobama
10-02-2006, 05:10 AM
;)
Maybe the bear will be doing the blog.... :lol:

Johnny Groove
10-02-2006, 05:12 AM
how much will Roger pay off Mirka to do his blog? :shrug:

atheneglaukopis
10-02-2006, 05:12 AM
First post is up! http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/blog/current_federer.asp

atheneglaukopis
10-02-2006, 05:13 AM
how much will Roger pay off Mirka to do his blog? :shrug:Maybe he would have to pay her to let him do his own blog! :p

Johnny Groove
10-02-2006, 05:16 AM
Maybe he would have to pay her to let him do his own blog! :p

no way. she will might tooth, nail, and chicken to do it :rocker2:

Johnny Groove
10-02-2006, 05:21 AM
People were running behind me on the way to practice, wanting photos, autographs, my rackets and even my clothes. I thought for a second that maybe I should practice naked.

Dont let Mirka hear :scared:

The other night I played a joke on Mirka and put a lot of wasabi (the very strong green paste) underneath a piece of her sashimi…she still has fire coming out of her nose and has promised to get me back!

Gozilla! Gozilla in Tokyo! Run for your lives! :bolt: :bolt:

rmb6687
10-02-2006, 05:30 AM
yeah, no. I'm not feeling this blog at all. But he was going to have to be amazing to win me over. Even the 'cute' things he did...meh...still don't care. Of course I'll keep reading tho

robinhood
10-02-2006, 05:31 AM
Gozilla! Gozilla in Tokyo! Run for your lives! :bolt: :bolt:

:haha:

robinhood
10-02-2006, 05:33 AM
I feel like Rog needs to start learning some new adjectives.
Anything related to Wimbledon is always 'fantastic.'
Now Japan is just so beautiful, beautiful, and, oh right, beautiful.

robinhood
10-02-2006, 05:34 AM
yeah, no. I'm not feeling this blog at all. But he was going to have to be amazing to win me over. Even the 'cute' things he did...meh...still don't care. Of course I'll keep reading tho

Well, he's no Dima.
But it looks like he's writing it himself (right?), so that's good. :)

TMJordan
10-02-2006, 05:37 AM
:yeah:

Johnny Groove
10-02-2006, 05:37 AM
well we know for sure that Roger is actually writing it, because if Mirka did it, the buffet table would get more attention than the courts. :o the blog would seem more like a restaurant critic guide filled with 10 pages of exclusive reviews and bitch-slapping for bad food. :o

nobama
10-02-2006, 05:40 AM
Well, he's no Dima.
But it looks like he's writing it himself (right?), so that's good. :) Dima is in a class all by himself.:angel: Thank god Fed (or anyone else who's blogged since) isn't trying to be like Dima. Nothing worse than a poor mans Dima.:o

Naranoc
10-02-2006, 05:41 AM
We're probably expecting too much from him; Dima's set a new standard ;) I'll have to wait a while to make my mind up on the blog though.

Nothing worse than a poor mans Dima

Completely agree. Someone trying too hard to be funny would be terrible.

Daniel
10-02-2006, 05:42 AM
Looking forward to read Roger s blog :)

soraya
10-02-2006, 06:02 AM
Well, you can see that he is as always interested and open to learn a new culture. I appreciate a person who tries to understand a culture alien to him/her. Roger has this abitlity to lliterally live that culture while he is there and absorbs as much as possible.

Bagelicious
10-02-2006, 06:03 AM
Kajonie's review: I like it!

References to naked practise aside, it's informative and well written. Use of a thesaurus is recommended for further entries.

Well, you can see that he is as always interested and open to learn a new culture. I appreciate a person who tries to understand a culture alien to him/her. Roger has this abitlity to lliterally ive that culture while he is there and absorb as much as possible.

That's what makes it interesting, he really seems to be enjoying himself in Japan - trying out the food, meeting the prince and generally absorbing the atmosphere.

rmb6687
10-02-2006, 06:08 AM
I wasn't even thinking about comparing his to Dima's, honestly a better one is unlikely to come along...I still don't care that much mor eabout him than I did an hour ago before I read it.

and yes, its evident he wrote it himself...:yawn: hahaha. I hope he gives me a chance to change my mind.

nobama
10-02-2006, 06:14 AM
I wasn't even thinking about comparing his to Dima's, honestly a better one is unlikely to come along...I still don't care that much mor eabout him than I did an hour ago before I read it. I'm sure he had you in mind when he wrote it and will be so disappointed....:sad:

~EMiLiTA~
10-02-2006, 06:49 AM
i think the blog's alright actually :yeah:

bokehlicious
10-02-2006, 07:27 AM
I wasn't even thinking about comparing his to Dima's, honestly a better one is unlikely to come along...I still don't care that much mor eabout him than I did an hour ago before I read it.

and yes, its evident he wrote it himself...:yawn: hahaha. I hope he gives me a chance to change my mind.

Somebody gives a fuck about your opinion ? :confused: :shrug:

rmb6687
10-02-2006, 07:54 AM
wow...the wrath of the fed fans is hard and fast. Calm the hell down guys. Sheesh...i want to like it, i swear! ;)

zicofirol
10-02-2006, 07:58 AM
I cant believe no one has pointed this one out yet:

For breakfast I was introduced to the Japanese custom of drinking vinegar, which is supposed to clean your system. I quite enjoyed that.


:eek: :eek: :confused: :o I think I had to drink that when I was like 10 and was going to get operated, it cleaned my system alright, lmao...

Bremen
10-02-2006, 08:09 AM
Not a bad blog, really. I was kinda surprised by the naked comments!!

Someone else here mentioned the meat thing...it did kind of sound like he used to be vegetarian??

Well good luck in the tournament roger!!

When does he play first??

LilyRoseAva
10-02-2006, 08:45 AM
great blog !!

peripheral
10-02-2006, 09:23 AM
Aw I like it! His enthusiasm and enjoyment really come through :) And it's so him... right from the 'unbelievable experience' to the 'very nice' Japanese no.1 :) Looking forward to the next entry! :yeah:

He has overused the 'beautiful' a little, but he also put in 'incredible,' 'wonderful,' 'exciting,' 'enjoyable' and 'special,' so he did try :) Here are some others for future entries Rogi: amazing, awe-inspiring, brilliant, exhilarating, gorgeous, glorious, mind-boggling. :lol:

FSRteam
10-02-2006, 09:52 AM
Very good blog and so roger-like of course!

I enjoyed reading the first one and I'm sure I will the following ones!

Keep on doing the good job fed and win the tournament!!! :)

DONADANG
10-02-2006, 09:54 AM
This blog is so Roger !!!:angel:

I can actually picture him giggling while he's typing the naked reference bit, sort of like when he cracks up at his lame jokes from time to time

He overused beautiful and left out his fave adj 'fantastic' :confused:

Frooty_Bazooty
10-02-2006, 10:25 AM
It does sound a bit like he's on Valium. Like everything is beautiful and amazing and the best and so special and beautiful and the most amazing :shrug:

Sunset of Age
10-02-2006, 11:19 AM
I love his first entry.
It shows Rogi very much like I expected him to be. Kind, gracious, interested in people and cultures... a lovely person.
I'm looking forward to the next entries.

Sjengster
10-02-2006, 11:23 AM
It does sound a bit like he's on Valium. Like everything is beautiful and amazing and the best and so special and beautiful and the most amazing :shrug:

"Everything is beautiful.... in its own special way...."

RonE
10-02-2006, 11:29 AM
Shabu-Shabu :drool: :lick:

slack pack
10-02-2006, 11:31 AM
Yeah, Rogi starts his first Blog in Japan ;) that's Great!

But actually, I wonder why he does it not GS but here...
because in Japan, he is not very famous. (It doesnt matter?)
I guess that most of ordinary Japs people don't know he is in Japan right now and even his NAME.
But you know, Sharapova is bloody popular ( and that's ashamed...)

Anyway, i hope he will have a good time and enjoy this trip :wavey:

silverwhite
10-02-2006, 11:38 AM
Well, I found his entry pretty enjoyable. Very down-to-earth and sincere tone. :shrug:

peripheral
10-02-2006, 11:43 AM
This blog is so Roger !!!:angel:

I can actually picture him giggling while he's typing the naked reference bit, sort of like when he cracks up at his lame jokes from time to time

So can I :lol:

adee-gee
10-02-2006, 12:00 PM
That was about as interesting as watching him play :zzz:

JMG
10-02-2006, 12:00 PM
I'm sure the most beautiful thing for him was the paycheck he got for playing the tournament.

MissMoJo
10-02-2006, 12:03 PM
It's very Rogeresque :) can't wait to hear about his other experiences in Tokyo :D

Breakdown
10-02-2006, 12:15 PM
Rogi's blog is cool!
It does sound a bit like he's on Valium. Like everything is beautiful and amazing and the best and so special and beautiful and the most amazing

Isn't it prohibited in Japan?:eek:

Well, I found his entry pretty enjoyable. Very down-to-earth and sincere tone.

True!:wavey:

Ferrero Forever
10-02-2006, 12:25 PM
Great blog, I wasn't sure how good it was going to be, but I'm very impressed. Federer's awesome!!!

The Pro
10-02-2006, 12:58 PM
Well, it confirms how cultured and classy we've always believed Roger to be is true. But his personality is still missing, presumed......

Also it's interesting that the chain of hugging people in the bottom picture is broken by Mirka... It could be because Monica moved in just before the picture was taken, that Monica stood to the side and didn't initiate contact, etc. But still, it's interesting...

Rogiman
10-02-2006, 01:58 PM
Pretty boring PC stuff, I'd rather hear him say the honest stuff, i.e "One dimensional", "he's a joke with his injuries" etc. and not try to satisfy everyone.

BlakeJamitis
10-02-2006, 02:01 PM
Yep, that's a Federer blog alright. Very elegant & full of royalty!!! lol

I hope it gets a tad bit better as the week progresses but I doubt it. This is what makes him the Fed. The man is all about the bizness & handles everything with beauty & style.

nobama
10-02-2006, 02:10 PM
Pretty boring PC stuff, I'd rather hear him say the honest stuff, i.e "One dimensional", "he's a joke with his injuries" etc. and not try to satisfy everyone.And why would that show up in his blog from Tokyo?:confused: If non controversial = boring, then this blog will probably be quite boring.

Rogiman
10-02-2006, 02:18 PM
And why would that show up in his blog from Tokyo?:confused: If non controversial = boring, then this blog will probably be quite boring.
All of these blogs are, I have yet to find out why people find them interesting or funny :wavey:

Eden
10-02-2006, 02:25 PM
I'm sure the most beautiful thing for him was the paycheck he got for playing the tournament.

Yes, probably, because he had earned so little this year :rolleyes:

I don't know but when you have more millions on your account then you can ever spend I really doubt that you do the sport because of money ;)

Yappa
10-02-2006, 03:00 PM
I love the blog, but then I'm a Roger fan AND I love Japan, so it's all good to me. :hearts: That's so awesome that he got to meet Naruhito and Masako, AND play tennis with Naruhito! :hearts:

Geez, Federer gets to meet all those very famous ppl. The Pope in Rome, the Crown Prince in Japan...:)


I was curious about this though:

So was he vegetarian before? Or is that the editor's weird way of saying he started eating seafood?

And the best vinegar to drink in the morning is Okinawan moromi-su, because it's sweet as hell and hardly acidic. I love the stuff. :lick:

You seem to know a lot about Japan. Do you also speak the language?
I think I'll have to spend a few days in Tokyo in the future. Maybe also check out other cities if I have the time.


After tennis we had a wonderful lunch and talked for over an hour at his tennis villa.
Then we went for a walk around their picture-perfect gardens - in particular I remember they have a beautiful lake and trees - and had lunch at the court. It is one of the most beautiful gardens I have ever seen and to think that it is in the centre of Tokyo is quite amazing.

Tennis villa. :)
Not surprised about the "beautiful gardens". Japanese/Asian gardens sure have a unique look.

Pink Panther
10-02-2006, 03:31 PM
So was he vegetarian before? Or is that the editor's weird way of saying he started eating seafood?

Since he was talking about sashimi, maybe he was referring to basashi (raw horse meat) and such...or maybe chicken sashimi. :)

Sjengster
10-02-2006, 03:51 PM
It's perfectly fine for what it is, as long as you're not expecting a laugh-a-minute gagfest a la Tursunov. At the end of the day most of the blogs have been like this one but very few have been absolute snoozers; I can forgive the players for not being skilled raconteurs in addition to superb athletes. I will say this about Federer though, just because he's articulate does not mean he's cultured. Very few top sportsmen are, and again fair enough when their main concern and occupation is a physical one. Federer comes from the same stable as Tim "I don't like reading, it's boring" Henman, in fact I think he once said he didn't like to read either, and when pressed about Swiss culture he responded, "I'm very international, you know."

Corey Feldman
10-02-2006, 04:04 PM
biggest bandwagon movement of all time history has to have been the amount of ppl who bloody :drool: over Tursunov's blog...
just get over it already :rolleyes:

Fed's was ok, good start.
looking forward to the rest of the week :)

gulzhan
10-02-2006, 04:32 PM
But actually, I wonder why he does it not GS but here...



He picked the tourney he'll sure win! :haha:
Poor Fed.... Such a big boy and still is so mmmmm..... vulnerable? :secret:

adee-gee
10-02-2006, 05:33 PM
biggest bandwagon movement of all time history has to have been the amount of ppl who bloody :drool: over Tursunov's blog...
just get over it already :rolleyes:

:awww: someone sounds upset because Tursunov has personality :hug:

cmurray
10-02-2006, 05:51 PM
biggest bandwagon movement of all time history has to have been the amount of ppl who bloody :drool: over Tursunov's blog...
just get over it already :rolleyes:

Fed's was ok, good start.
looking forward to the rest of the week :)

I can't speak for everyone else, but I know why *I* like Dima's blog. Because it was unexpected. I never imagined that a tennis player would have the skills to write ironic humor nearly as well as Dave Barry (American humor columnist who is the reigning king of amusing irony and sarcasm).

ExpectedWinner
10-02-2006, 05:51 PM
He picked the tourney he'll sure win! :haha:
Poor Fed.... Such a big boy and still is so mmmmm..... vulnerable? :secret:

I haven't read any blogs, including Tursunov's. What happens if they lose early? Are they released from their blogging duties? Or they are supposed to keep doing this silly stuff for the rest of the week?

Naranoc
10-02-2006, 05:55 PM
^ No, they just write one final entry after their last match (see Lopez's blog which lasted for 3 days!)

ExpectedWinner
10-02-2006, 06:00 PM
^ No, they just write one final entry after their last match (see Lopez's blog which lasted for 3 days!)

Ok. If I were them, I'd pick the tournament where I most likely to lose early. :angel:

Blaze
10-02-2006, 06:10 PM
Grandslams are too busy for Federer to blog. He is basically defending all of them except the french and even then the pressure is too much. there is no time for blogging as the num. 1

feuselino
10-02-2006, 06:12 PM
He picked the tourney he'll sure win! :haha:

If that was his concern, I think he would have picked Wimbledon! :)

WF4EVER
10-02-2006, 06:52 PM
Roger's blog is okay; I probably won't read any more because I'm not a fan of the blogs. I read some of Dima's when I heard it was so funny but like I said, I really don't care for the blogs.

I'm glad to see Roger participating, tho., and anyone who expects it to be like Dima's is just ridiculous. Everybody is different, their points of view and ways of expressing themselves are different. Roger's blog may not be spectacular; I'd rather if he left it for the court, anyway.

As for the criticisms of his lack of adjectives, I must commend Federer because at least he tries. And thank God, 'awesome' is not a word I've heard him use often if ever, but then again he's European, so there. Some natural born English Language speakers themselves use the same adjectives to death so Roger's done a damn good job.

pistolmarat
10-02-2006, 07:09 PM
What a boring first post:yawn:

All the: "I've been there, I ate that, I met those royalities...I played a joke on Mirka", "my fans are great, I might play naked" :bolt:

Fed is boring and, actually, quite annoying with those "I met, I did" poems.:zzz:
It seems that it's hard for him to talk, or write about anything else apart from himself:ras:
He could write something about Monica, why she's there or whatever...but no.:lol:
Only thing that was interesting in his post was the food descriptions.

Not that great blog so far...

prima donna
10-02-2006, 07:22 PM
Simply remind yourselves of the fact that no amount of desperation to insult Roger's personality or his character can stop him from destroying your favorites, week after week, month after month and season after season.

I've never been exposed to such ridiculous amounts of bitching, never have I seen something of this nature, not even in my entire existence. It's always interesting to see how quickly certain groups of people are when it comes to jumping to conclusions or criticizing the behavior of others.

No one on this board uses perfect grammar, aside from maybe 1 or 2 people (and yes, just in case you're wondering I am including myself in this generalization), so what the fuck is the big deal about adjectives ? The most ironic aspect of it all has to be seeing Americans complain about the usage of a language of which they've absolutely ruined.

Maybe you'd all be better off coming to terms or atleast making an attempt at establishing some form of a relationship or slight understanding with the fact that Roger has and will continue to dominate your favorites. The masses have taken any opportunity of which they've been given to criticize anyone or anything affiliated with Roger.

1. Could someone explain to me how someone like Mirkaland actually came close to winning the arseclown contest ? ( What's she done ? )

What hostility some of you have against anything or anyone that associates themself with Roger ... even his fans.

cmurray
10-02-2006, 07:22 PM
What a boring first post:yawn:

All the: "I've been there, I ate that, I met those royalities...I played a joke on Mirka", "my fans are great, I might play naked" :bolt:

Fed is boring and, actually, quite annoying with those "I met, I did" poems.:zzz:
It seems that it's hard for him to talk, or write about anything else apart from himself:ras:
He could write something about Monica, why she's there or whatever...but no.:lol:
Only thing that was interesting in his post was the food descriptions.

Not that great blog so far...

Out of curiosity, why would Roger write a blog about somebody else?????

nobama
10-02-2006, 07:28 PM
What a boring first post:yawn:

All the: "I've been there, I ate that, I met those royalities...I played a joke on Mirka", "my fans are great, I might play naked" :bolt:

Fed is boring and, actually, quite annoying with those "I met, I did" poems.:zzz:
It seems that it's hard for him to talk, or write about anything else apart from himself:ras:
He could write something about Monica, why she's there or whatever...but no.:lol:
Only thing that was interesting in his post was the food descriptions.

Not that great blog so far...It's his blog, why the fuck should he write about somebody else? :retard:

GlennMirnyi
10-02-2006, 07:45 PM
It's his blog, why the fuck should he write about somebody else? :retard:

Jealousy is sh**.

MisterQ
10-02-2006, 07:51 PM
I think he did a nice job.

pistolmarat
10-02-2006, 07:57 PM
Originally Posted by mirkaland
It's his blog, why the fuck should he write about somebody else? :retard:
Oh, I'm sorry, but you might have noticed, that it's only my opinion.:retard:
And as far as I'm concerned it's "the official ATP Player blog of the week", not "Roger Federer's personal blog".;)

I'm not amused by the fact that Roger's writing only about himeslef, or his fans. It's just boring cos he's not writing about anything that we don't know, no insight stories.
Maybe I expect too much from him. :shrug:
I guess that he's the type of person who tries to please everyone.
I'd rather read something like - "I'm here in the beautiful city of Tokyo, which in fact is calmer then I expected. I met the royalties. I'm going to win my 42nd title...Oh, the food is great, and the fans are crazy. We're having a great time with Mirka."...cos, actually there was nothing more in it.

Oh, wait he was going on and on about the very delicious japanease food, and then mentioned about Monica at the end:
Originally Posted by Roger Federer
PS - In one of the photos above you will see that Mirka and I meet up with Monica Seles,
Rogi could have written anything about her, why she's there, why did they met...maybe in the next post:shrug:
IMHO it's strange to write so much about the food and then only mention, that in case you didn't recognize her, it's Monica on the pic with Mirka and ME.:lol:

Well, I guess he's too busy with himself and his career;)

tennisgal_001
10-02-2006, 07:59 PM
That is so Roger! If anyone thinks Fed's, or anyone else's blog for that matter, would turn out to be anything like Dmitry's, then my advice to you is to stop reading before you even begin. I enjoyed the first blog. You could feel his excitement to be in Japan, and get familiar with its culture and people. To those puzzled about his choice of tourney, well Federer has his own "private" rituals before Slams, he's the def. champ 75% of the time, and I don't think with all the pressure, he'd have the willingness to sit down every single night and do a fan blog. Looking forward to the next entry.

tennisgal_001
10-02-2006, 08:02 PM
Oh, I'm sorry, but you might have noticed, that it's only my opinion.:retard:
And as far as I'm concerned it's "the official ATP Player blog of the week", not "Roger Federer's personal blog".;)

I'm not amused by the fact that Roger's writing only about himeslef, or his fans. It's just boring cos he's not writing about anything that we don't know, no insight stories.
Maybe I expect too much from him. :shrug:
I guess that he's the type of person who tries to please everyone.
I'd rather read something like - "I'm here in the beautiful city of Tokyo, which in fact is calmer then I expected. I met the royalties. I'm going to win my 42nd title...Oh, the food is great, and the fans are crazy. We're having a great time with Mirka."...cos, actually there was nothing more in it.

Oh, wait he was going on and on about the very delicious japanease food, and then mentioned about Monica at the end:

Rogi could have written anything about her, why she's there, why did they met...maybe in the next post:shrug:
IMHO it's strange to write so much about the food and then only mention, that in case you didn't recognize her, it's Monica on the pic with Mirka and ME.:lol:
Well, I guess he's too busy with himself and his career;)

Have you stopped to think maybe, JUST MAYBE, she doesn't want such info. disclosed?

Bagelicious
10-02-2006, 08:10 PM
Oh, I'm sorry, but you might have noticed, that it's only my opinion.:retard:
And as far as I'm concerned it's "the official ATP Player blog of the week", not "Roger Federer's personal blog".;)

I'm not amused by the fact that Roger's writing only about himeslef, or his fans. It's just boring cos he's not writing about anything that we don't know, no insight stories.
Maybe I expect too much from him. :shrug:
I guess that he's the type of person who tries to please everyone.
I'd rather read something like - "I'm here in the beautiful city of Tokyo, which in fact is calmer then I expected. I met the royalties. I'm going to win my 42nd title...Oh, the food is great, and the fans are crazy. We're having a great time with Mirka."...cos, actually there was nothing more in it.

Oh, wait he was going on and on about the very delicious japanease food, and then mentioned about Monica at the end:

Rogi could have written anything about her, why she's there, why did they met...maybe in the next post:shrug:
IMHO it's strange to write so much about the food and then only mention, that in case you didn't recognize her, it's Monica on the pic with Mirka and ME.:lol:

Well, I guess he's too busy with himself and his career;)


You're so full of shit. Go read everyone else's blog, they're the SAME - with the exception of Dima's. It's not the 'Monica Seles Blog'. And quite frankly, the entire point of the blog is for readers to see how the players spend their time at tournaments - in this case the player being Roger.

The point is: it's clear that you're projecting your dislike of Roger onto his blog and it doesn't matter what he writes, you're going to hate it anyway.

Black Adam
10-02-2006, 08:16 PM
That Entry was dryer than the Chablis ;)

pistolmarat
10-02-2006, 08:21 PM
Originally Posted by kajonie
The point is: it's clear that you're projecting your dislike of Roger onto his blog and it doesn't matter what he writes, you're going to hate it anyway.
:retard:
You probably confused me with some other posters:shrug:
I like Roger as a player, and I like him as a person, mainly cos he's a really open minded guy. Most of all I like him when he's honest, not trying to please everyone...
I expected much more from this blog (that's probably why I'm disappointed that he keeps on writing about what he did and who he met without giving us some of the insight story). Basically, Rogi gives us the facts, and no stories, that is why I found it boring.

Don't try to make me look like a hater. I am saracstic, I'm criticizing, cos I expected much more from him, cos I believe he's much more of a preson that this blog is showing off him.:D
:wavey:

mangoes
10-02-2006, 08:25 PM
Oh, I'm sorry, but you might have noticed, that it's only my opinion.:retard:
And as far as I'm concerned it's "the official ATP Player blog of the week", not "Roger Federer's personal blog".;)

I'm not amused by the fact that Roger's writing only about himeslef, or his fans. It's just boring cos he's not writing about anything that we don't know, no insight stories.
Maybe I expect too much from him. :shrug:
I guess that he's the type of person who tries to please everyone.
I'd rather read something like - "I'm here in the beautiful city of Tokyo, which in fact is calmer then I expected. I met the royalties. I'm going to win my 42nd title...Oh, the food is great, and the fans are crazy. We're having a great time with Mirka."...cos, actually there was nothing more in it.

Oh, wait he was going on and on about the very delicious japanease food, and then mentioned about Monica at the end:

Rogi could have written anything about her, why she's there, why did they met...maybe in the next post:shrug:
IMHO it's strange to write so much about the food and then only mention, that in case you didn't recognize her, it's Monica on the pic with Mirka and ME.:lol:

Well, I guess he's too busy with himself and his career;)

:scratch: With the exception of Tursunov, didn't all the other bloggers write about themselves?? I get you're digging really deep for something to critize Roger about, but, I'll like to suggest you reconsider your bs campaign................all you're digging up is shit.

Rafa = Fed Killa
10-02-2006, 08:38 PM
It could have been worse.
Could have been written by a love sick Fedtard.

MissMoJo
10-02-2006, 09:02 PM
:retard:
I expected much more from this blog (that's probably why I'm disappointed that he keeps on writing about what he did and who he met without giving us some of the insight story). Basically, Rogi gives us the facts, and no stories, that is why I found it boring.

Don't try to make me look like a hater. I am saracstic, I'm criticizing, cos I expected much more from him, cos I believe he's much more of a preson that this blog is showing off him.:D
:wavey:
Then you really expected too much. It's just a blog, a piece of fluff meant to generate some traffic on the atp site, and heighten interest in the tour and its players. It's not a personal manifesto. No one should expect to read this this stuff and gain deep insight into who these people are. So it's pretty irrational to conclude that someone is boring, self absorbed, annoying etc just soley based on the fact that what he chose to write/not write about in a few paragraphs doesn't meet your unrealistic expectations.

World Beater
10-02-2006, 09:20 PM
:haha:

if i were a pro, i wouldnt want to write a blog...its a drag and you are unnecessarily putting yourself on display. he has more pressure to write a good blog than to win the tournie :tape:

i love how everyone is like "oh it sucks...." :rolleyes:

cant everyone just wait till the end of the tournament when he makes at least a couple of entries and then we can be judgemental. its his first post.

pistolmarat
10-02-2006, 09:27 PM
All I'm saying (apart from the sarcasm, which is not really liked by the Fedfans) is that he could try harder to write something more apart from his daily schedule and the food description. Some sens of humour (and we all know that Roger posesses one) wouldn't do harm to it.;)

MissMoJo
Of course it could have been worse, but I expected it to be much more of a fan-idol interaction. And I don't mean any personal stuff, or gossip stories. It could have been lighter...and more fun to read IMHO.

Once for all, I guess Rog is so busy, he's got so many oblgations, that he's got virtualy no time to relax and write a fun blog.

PS.Of course the Fedtards are using some of the nicest arguments like: "you're full of shit, you're projecting you dislike at Rogis blog" towards my person.
So I'll have to keep the cool to not get involved in an argument with one of them;) who obviously think that everything what Rog does is absolutely faboulous, amazing and beautiful, cool and great...it seems no other opinions are allowed from other tennis fans.

alfonsojose
10-02-2006, 09:39 PM
I thought for a second that maybe I should practice naked
good idea :)
I practiced with the No. 1 Japanese player Go Soeda, who is very nice and a very talented player. :rolleyes: Just say "I practiced with the No. 1 Japanese player Go Soeda, who is very nice" don't be that polite :yawn:

dkw
10-02-2006, 09:43 PM
Wow!!! where have I been? Federer blogging??!!!

Okay how bad is it? It couldn't be worse than Nadal's right?

alfonsojose
10-02-2006, 09:50 PM
Wow!!! where have I been? Federer blogging??!!!

Okay how bad is it? It couldn't be worse than Nadal's right?

The same "so nice, so great, so nice, so great". Obviously i'm not expecting them to say "the streets stink" or "the recepcionist looks like a retard" but there's a difference between being polite and being just a media controlled doll :yawn:

dkw
10-02-2006, 09:55 PM
Oy Vey!! Sounds like the blog is a Must Skip so I'll do just that.

Sjengster
10-02-2006, 10:35 PM
good idea :)
:rolleyes: Just say "I practiced with the No. 1 Japanese player Go Soeda, who is very nice" don't be that polite :yawn:

A whole two compliments? What sycophancy!

"Very talented" is a much better compliment than "very nice" BTW, nice being the blandest possible term to describe someone as we all know.

Sjengster
10-02-2006, 10:43 PM
I hear Roger's stand-up routine at the players' party always falls flat as well. :sad:

brent-o
10-02-2006, 10:43 PM
Monica's Seles' prescence in Japan is kind of random and unexpected. I wonder if she was on vacation there? Went to see the tournament? Who knows.

Sjengster
10-02-2006, 10:46 PM
But in Toukyou the streets really DON'T stink. :angel:

Actually, the thing that really surprised me was him saying how Tokyo wasn't that crowded and congested, contrary to his expectations; with that population size and density I was sure it was a very busy and crowded place. But still, he's there and I'm not, and never have been, although one can't rule out the eminently plausible theory that he and the ATP are taking backhanders from the Japanese Tourist Board to say only good things about their fair capital city.

Saumon
10-02-2006, 10:49 PM
this is "funny" that the blog king won his 1st tourney the day Fed started... blogging :p

brent-o
10-02-2006, 10:49 PM
I think Federer may have a secret longing to be naked in public. He brings it up a lot. I can just imagine him accepting the Wimbledon trophy and in an uncomfortable moment, suggesting to the presenter that maybe he should re-do it and run toward him naked and in slow-motion to receive it this time. To which the umpire replies, "Um...Roger, no that's okay, really."

Sjengster
10-02-2006, 10:53 PM
I think Federer may have a secret longing to be naked in public. He brings it up a lot. I can just imagine him accepting the Wimbledon trophy and in an uncomfortable moment, suggesting to the presenter that maybe he should re-do it and run toward him naked and in slow-motion to receive it this time. To which the umpire replies, "Um...Roger, no that's okay, really."

My signature would seem to refute that theory. :p

brent-o
10-02-2006, 10:58 PM
My signature would seem to refute that theory. :p

Not necessarily. He didn't but I bet he WISHES he walked in naked. hehe :p :p

Metis
10-02-2006, 11:00 PM
What's the matter with everyone? Roger is the No1 player in the world. Does that mean he has to be the No1 blogger too? :rolleyes:

Personally I thought his first entry was not bad at all. It's pretty much along the lines of the typical ATP blog in terms of subject and organization. The difference is that he has some additional interesting things to talk about because he interacts with people such as the prince of Japan etc...

And correct me if I am wrong but I don't remember reading a blog where a player criticized in a negative way the city or the tournament he was writing about. Not to mention that if you are Roger Federer you probably get the best treatment wherever you go and therefore there isn't much to complain about.

NYCtennisfan
10-02-2006, 11:43 PM
Actually, the thing that really surprised me was him saying how Tokyo wasn't that crowded and congested, contrary to his expectations; with that population size and density I was sure it was a very busy and crowded place. But still, he's there and I'm not, and never have been, although one can't rule out the eminently plausible theory that he and the ATP are taking backhanders from the Japanese Tourist Board to say only good things about their fair capital city.

I'm sure there are quite a few little rules that the bloggers are told about before they do their blogging.

This wasn't a bad entry, but nothing too exciting. What would make these blogs really interesting would be a player letting out a few lockerroom secrets, but of course this wouldn't/cannot happen.

Johnny Groove
10-03-2006, 12:16 AM
Simply remind yourselves of the fact that no amount of desperation to insult Roger's personality or his character can stop him from destroying your favorites, week after week, month after month and season after season.

I've never been exposed to such ridiculous amounts of bitching, never have I seen something of this nature, not even in my entire existence. It's always interesting to see how quickly certain groups of people are when it comes to jumping to conclusions or criticizing the behavior of others.

No one on this board uses perfect grammar, aside from maybe 1 or 2 people (and yes, just in case you're wondering I am including myself in this generalization), so what the fuck is the big deal about adjectives ? The most ironic aspect of it all has to be seeing Americans complain about the usage of a language of which they've absolutely ruined.

Maybe you'd all be better off coming to terms or atleast making an attempt at establishing some form of a relationship or slight understanding with the fact that Roger has and will continue to dominate your favorites. The masses have taken any opportunity of which they've been given to criticize anyone or anything affiliated with Roger.

1. Could someone explain to me how someone like Mirkaland actually came close to winning the arseclown contest ? ( What's she done ? )

What hostility some of you have against anything or anyone that associates themself with Roger ... even his fans.

yes, he completely dominates Nadal. :rolleyes: And Americans today are the EXACT SAME ONES that manipulated the language back in the day. :rolleyes:

nobama
10-03-2006, 01:24 AM
Actually, the thing that really surprised me was him saying how Tokyo wasn't that crowded and congested, contrary to his expectations; with that population size and density I was sure it was a very busy and crowded place. But still, he's there and I'm not, and never have been, although one can't rule out the eminently plausible theory that he and the ATP are taking backhanders from the Japanese Tourist Board to say only good things about their fair capital city.Oh for gods sake.

nobama
10-03-2006, 01:28 AM
Oy Vey!! Sounds like the blog is a Must Skip so I'll do just that.Oh Roger will be so sad...:sad:

dkw
10-03-2006, 01:42 AM
Oh Roger will be so sad...:sad:

I know but what can I do? There is just so much sh*t I can read per day :angel:

Corey Feldman
10-03-2006, 01:49 AM
I know but what can I do? There is just so much sh*t I can read per day :angel:Well... you will read Rafael's website wont you.

mangoes
10-03-2006, 01:55 AM
I know but what can I do? There is just so much sh*t I can read per day :angel:

Well... you will read Rafael's website wont you.

Same here, so if you two could take this schoolyard business somewhere else that would be great. :wavey:

:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: I want to thank you guys for the three, last, posts...........I couldn't stop laughing!!

Corey Feldman
10-03-2006, 02:01 AM
Same here, so if you two could take this schoolyard business somewhere else that would be great. :wavey:you are heading for a well spanked arse one of thesedays

Sjengster
10-03-2006, 02:54 AM
Oh for gods sake.

I really need those smilies in there for your sake, don't I mirkaland?

rmb6687
10-03-2006, 07:02 AM
Same here, so if you two could take this schoolyard business somewhere else that would be great. :wavey:

HAHAHAHAH yeah, seriously...


Not only is roger humorless...but so are his fans.

MariaV
10-03-2006, 08:44 AM
I can't speak for everyone else, but I know why *I* like Dima's blog. Because it was unexpected. I never imagined that a tennis player would have the skills to write ironic humor nearly as well as Dave Barry (American humor columnist who is the reigning king of amusing irony and sarcasm).

The guy who took Dima to the States said he was surprised at Dima's writing skills, and he said it's a talent. And I agree, it's a talent to write like Dima. Not everyone can do that.
For me personally it's nice to learn about Fed's meetings with the Crown Prince and his other daily activities as I don't know all the little details about him (being a vegetarian earlier on?) and stuff. :)

Action Jackson
10-03-2006, 08:51 AM
biggest bandwagon movement of all time history has to have been the amount of ppl who bloody :drool: over Tursunov's blog...


Tursunov is the only guy to win Bandwagon Player of the Month not through his tennis and I could write a thesis on why these new-found Tursunov fans are almost as annoying as the Federer and Nadal ones.

As the blog goes, it's alright with me. I will read better and a lot worse.

FSRteam
10-03-2006, 10:50 AM
:retard:
You probably confused me with some other posters:shrug:
I like Roger as a player, and I like him as a person, mainly cos he's a really open minded guy. Most of all I like him when he's honest, not trying to please everyone...
I expected much more from this blog (that's probably why I'm disappointed that he keeps on writing about what he did and who he met without giving us some of the insight story). Basically, Rogi gives us the facts, and no stories, that is why I found it boring.

Don't try to make me look like a hater. I am saracstic, I'm criticizing, cos I expected much more from him, cos I believe he's much more of a preson that this blog is showing off him.:D
:wavey:

He's just written once for now! Let's see the other posts before saying anything like what you say!

njorker
10-03-2006, 12:32 PM
This coming from a Fedbasher (me!): I actually liked his post, there's a bit of humor there, though not as HAHA-funny as Dimi's. I find it sort of funny though that a huge crowd was there to see him practice, as if he was playing an official match.

nobama
10-03-2006, 12:48 PM
This coming from a Fedbasher (me!): I actually liked his post, there's a bit of humor there, though not as HAHA-funny as Dimi's. I find it sort of funny though that a huge crowd was there to see him practice, as if he was playing an official match.And in typical fashion Fed lost the practice set/match. :lol:

gulzhan
10-03-2006, 12:58 PM
HAHAHAHAH yeah, seriously...


Not only is roger humorless...but so are his fans.

:haha: :haha:
that's logical, isn't it? :p

njorker
10-03-2006, 12:58 PM
And as always, your sig made me go :eek: Really cool sig! :)

gulzhan
10-03-2006, 01:13 PM
And as always, your sig made me go :eek: Really cool sig! :)

Mine? :confused: Oh, that's just a requirement.... ;)

FSRteam
10-03-2006, 01:14 PM
And in typical fashion Fed lost the practice set/match. :lol:

Did he?!? :eek:

FSRteam
10-03-2006, 02:01 PM
The 2nd post is done and on atptennis.com!!!

Great one IMO!!!

Quite funny and interesting! :)

FSRteam
10-03-2006, 02:03 PM
Go to http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/blog/current_federer.asp

MariaV
10-03-2006, 02:08 PM
Oh yeah, really nice. :D

His name is Kaito and maybe my agent Tony already has a contract ready for him to sign. You know what these agents from IMG are like...
:haha: IMG didn't supervise the blog. :eek: ;)

cmurray
10-03-2006, 02:11 PM
I liked that blog....it seemed a little more personal. "captain wasabi". :lol:

He looked hot in the sushi picture.

peripheral
10-03-2006, 02:11 PM
Great second post!! :yeah: Funny and descriptive and cute... love it!

http://www.atptennis.com/5/photos/shared/2006/other/federer_blog7.jpg
Awww Tim :lol:

The kid is only seven and turned out to be very talented. We played a few points from the baseline and then on the last point he hit a winning drop volley! His name is Kaito and maybe my agent Tony already has a contract ready for him to sign. You know what these agents from IMG are like...
:lol:

hanabishi
10-03-2006, 02:13 PM
That second post was great! That paragraph about Japanese toilets made me laugh out loud.
And oh, it seems that he's also generous with the exclamation points!!!!!!!

darnyelb
10-03-2006, 02:20 PM
I wonder what Henman/Fed/Koubek talked about at dinner.

FSRteam
10-03-2006, 02:22 PM
I wonder what Henman/Fed/Koubek talked about at dinner.

About the best toilets in the world!!! ;)

tochilka
10-03-2006, 02:37 PM
I am loving his blog!!!seems like he is a great guy!

gulzhan
10-03-2006, 02:41 PM
OK, I read it and have to admit-- not bad ;) Stylish, interesting and quite funny. I also appreciate him picking Tokyo. In addition to having 100% guarantee for win (unlike even Wimbledon as some suggested :D ), it's one of the most interesting countries, which proves Roger's taste.
We'll see how he holds it up! :cool:

partygirl
10-03-2006, 02:45 PM
i like it:)


The other night I played a joke on Mirka and put a lot of wasabi (the very strong green paste) underneath a piece of her sashimi…she still has fire coming out of her nose and has promised to get me back!

For breakfast I was introduced to the Japanese custom of drinking vinegar, which is supposed to clean your system. I quite enjoyed that.
:lol:http://www.freesmileys.org/emo/whacky114.gif

nobama
10-03-2006, 02:45 PM
Did he?!? :eek:Yes according to the local papers he lost 3 games to 4 I think.

landoud
10-03-2006, 02:46 PM
That paragraph about Japanese toilets made me laugh out loud.
:lol: yeah me too

Naranoc
10-03-2006, 02:49 PM
Much better entry! His personality came out far more, and the topics he wrote about were more interesting... (toilets, wtf? :lol:)

FSRteam
10-03-2006, 02:51 PM
Yes according to the local papers he lost 3 games to 4 I think.


He lost 3-4?!?

That's no set!!!

During the davis cup tie trainings I saw him lost to wawa. But as soon as he wanted to he could step up his game level and stan couldn't do much! It was pretty funny to see! :)

nobama
10-03-2006, 03:03 PM
He lost 3-4?!?

That's no set!!!

During the davis cup tie trainings I saw him lost to wawa. But as soon as he wanted to he could step up his game level and stan couldn't do much! It was pretty funny to see! :)I think that is what the newspaper reported (I can't remember which site I was on). Isn't it common though for him to lose tb's or sets played in practice sessions?

rmb6687
10-03-2006, 03:06 PM
Yay! That was much better than last time. It as actually funny and interesting...and he had good pictures(i heart tim).

suus21
10-03-2006, 03:06 PM
Fed made a mistake in his blog about the videogame. It's not from Sega like he mentioned, Topspin2 is from 2k Sports....

FSRteam
10-03-2006, 03:08 PM
I think that is what the newspaper reported (I can't remember which site I was on). Isn't it common though for him to lose tb's or sets played in practice sessions?

I don't know!?!

I know he said that youzhny always wins their practise sessons but that's it! I saw him play a TB against chiudinelli and won it and played one set against wawa that he finally lost I think. He doesn't play as concentrated during practise sessons than during matches that's for sure!

pistolmarat
10-03-2006, 03:23 PM
I like the second entry:D
Actually it's a lot better than the first one;) more humour, more of a story, more insight description and interesting facts.
"The japanese toilet" paragraph:silly: was a freak one :lol: :aplot:

scoobs
10-03-2006, 03:30 PM
Cool blog so far, especially the second entry - much more laid back and funny than the first entry.

scoobs
10-03-2006, 03:34 PM
I think Roger was "impressed" by the water spray. :aplot:
That's what made me grin. Roger playing with the bidet settings and wetting his tushie :)

yanchr
10-03-2006, 03:35 PM
A whole paragragh dedicated to toilet..unbelievable :lol: Tim's teeth :tape: :p

Better than the first entry, and much better than I had expected his blog to be before I read anything :yeah:

pistolmarat
10-03-2006, 03:36 PM
Originally Posted by J'torian
I think Roger was "impressed" by the water spray. :aplot:

He was certainly impressed :lol: He didn't expect it to be so pleasant:haha:

MissMoJo
10-03-2006, 03:43 PM
I never imagined he'd have one of his most interesting experiences in Tokyo, on the john :rolls:
Cute pic of him and Timmy :D

slack pack
10-03-2006, 03:43 PM
Good blog. funny even for japs:rolls:

oh, he mentions his driver:drive:
means he learned how to Blog from Dima!? :devil:

the way he uses Chopsticks is bit strange but really stunning...

mangoes
10-03-2006, 03:51 PM
Very nice second entry.........by far better than his first entry.

FSRteam
10-03-2006, 03:56 PM
Have you noticed the atptennis.com title: "Federer flushed with success in Tokyo"

I hadn't noticed it before!!! :)

Sunset of Age
10-03-2006, 03:58 PM
Lovely, lovely second entry from the Fed.
I always suspected the guy had a good sense of humour... and now it really shows.

slack pack
10-03-2006, 04:01 PM
:haha: In Japantown (in San Francisco) they sell those toilets (though probably not often, as they're fairly expensive). They seriously look like they can do anything, what with all the buttons on them. Eventually they'll come out with one that makes your tea for you or engages you in some preprogrammed light conversation while you sit. :tape:

http://www.cammyfan.com/weekly-rant/japanese-toilet.jpg
http://www.shellen.com/gallery/washlet-frontcleansing480px.jpg

:angel:

EDIT: I think this is the brand Rogi mentioned: http://www.toto.co.jp/en/products/washlet/w00001/


Are you Japanese? (but you say Spanish...)

You have too much knowledge about Japan...:eek:

peripheral
10-03-2006, 04:04 PM
:haha: In Japantown (in San Francisco) they sell those toilets (though probably not often, as they're fairly expensive). They seriously look like they can do anything, what with all the buttons on them. Eventually they'll come out with one that makes your tea for you or engages you in some preprogrammed light conversation while you sit. :tape:


OMG this thread is cracking me up :rolls: I guess this is what they call 'toilet humor' :angel:

zicofirol
10-03-2006, 04:07 PM
:haha: In Japantown (in San Francisco) they sell those toilets (though probably not often, as they're fairly expensive). They seriously look like they can do anything, what with all the buttons on them. Eventually they'll come out with one that makes your tea for you or engages you in some preprogrammed light conversation while you sit. :tape:


EDIT: I think this is the brand Rogi mentioned: http://www.toto.co.jp/en/products/washlet/w00001/


Does the water spray have sopa or is it just warm water? lol

tennisgal_001
10-03-2006, 04:15 PM
:haha:
That was "fantastic". Toilets, seroiusly Rog?!?!?!
You guys noticed "Shizuka accomplished something that I have not done YET, an Olympic gold medal"... it's eating him alive :lol:

They must have read everything about me and they ask interesting and funny questions... like what?


His name is Kaito and maybe my agent Tony already has a contract ready for him to sign. You know what these agents from IMG are like...
I smell trouble...

I’m off to dinner with Tim Henman and Stefan Koubek at the teppanyaki. Tim is paying tonight so I will make a double order of Kobe beef!!!
I find his pic with Timmy hilarious on so many levels.

Metis
10-03-2006, 04:15 PM
:haha: In Japantown (in San Francisco) they sell those toilets (though probably not often, as they're fairly expensive). They seriously look like they can do anything, what with all the buttons on them. Eventually they'll come out with one that makes your tea for you or engages you in some preprogrammed light conversation while you sit. :tape:
:lol: That could be helpful to people with constipation problems; some relaxing conversation, maybe a butt massage could do wonders... :)

slack pack
10-03-2006, 04:21 PM
:lol: I'm Korean-American, but I have an uncle who runs Japanese restaurants, a stepdad who was a traditionally trained sushi chef, and I've studied the language on my own. My flag is Spanish just because I'm a Robredo fan.:tape:

oh excuse me.;)

Good luck Rob for AIG!

so then I will chage my flag to Russia!!!

alfonsojose
10-03-2006, 04:28 PM
The toilet in my bathroom is like a space shuttle, there are so many buttons that I am always afraid to press the wrong one

Don't press the pink button :p :tape:

cobalt60
10-03-2006, 04:43 PM
Don't press the pink button :p :tape:

:haha: Why not?;)

His blog is entertaining just like his tennis:p

soraya
10-03-2006, 05:06 PM
I think Roger was "impressed" by the water spray. :aplot:

I was impressed when I saw it the first time at a Japanese friend of mine's bathroom. I had to come out and ask her the functions of the many buttons. I want to have one too!!!

Jade Fox
10-03-2006, 06:37 PM
That second entry is gonna make my entire day. Although now I have an image of Roger looking over his toliet like a little kid with a new toy.:p

I wonder if it was in the ground? My Psych professor said that hers was literally in the ground when she went to Japan.

nobama
10-03-2006, 07:41 PM
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k114/roxirf/rogitim.jpg

tennisgal_001
10-03-2006, 07:48 PM
^^Thanks, mirkaland. (I already saved the small-scale one on his blog page, but this is even better, Henman=dracula -red eyes-))

*Viva Chile*
10-03-2006, 07:50 PM
The toilet thing was just :spit:

partygirl
10-03-2006, 08:31 PM
Yay for the non-Squat!!

Jlee
10-03-2006, 10:14 PM
I'm so glad he's finally doing a blog! I love it! :lol:

Jade Fox
10-03-2006, 10:19 PM
Japan has both traditional and Western-style toilets, but if it had all those special gadgets and features it's definitely a non-squat toilet. :)


Oh, thanks. I wonder how long he stayed in there:p .

victory1
10-03-2006, 10:29 PM
Tim and those horrible teeth; I did not recognize him for a minute because I was busy staring at those horrendous teeth!

I'll ask again! http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=1159821#post1159821 :rolleyes:

mallorn
10-03-2006, 10:33 PM
I like it. :yeah: It's nicely written and judging by the tone and length of the posts so far Roger's enjoying doing it.
The other night I played a joke on Mirka and put a lot of wasabi (the very strong green paste) underneath a piece of her sashimi…she still has fire coming out of her nose and has promised to get me back!
This really surprised me.
http://www.cammyfan.com/weekly-rant/japanese-toilet.jpg
http://www.shellen.com/gallery/washlet-frontcleansing480px.jpg
:tape: :haha:

mallorn
10-03-2006, 10:35 PM
It's perfectly fine for what it is, as long as you're not expecting a laugh-a-minute gagfest a la Tursunov. At the end of the day most of the blogs have been like this one but very few have been absolute snoozers; I can forgive the players for not being skilled raconteurs in addition to superb athletes. I will say this about Federer though, just because he's articulate does not mean he's cultured. Very few top sportsmen are, and again fair enough when their main concern and occupation is a physical one. Federer comes from the same stable as Tim "I don't like reading, it's boring" Henman, in fact I think he once said he didn't like to read either, and when pressed about Swiss culture he responded, "I'm very international, you know."
Very well said.

brent-o
10-03-2006, 10:36 PM
I really like his blog. It's interesting and funny without trying too hard. And I'm not a fan really.

onewoman74
10-03-2006, 10:39 PM
His second entry is quite funny...toilet humor and all!!

WF4EVER
10-03-2006, 10:56 PM
I've seen these toilets on tv so that part was already funny for me imagining him playing with the control panel and shooting warm air up his ass.

The 2nd instalment was good and informative. he seems to cover the bases, doesn't he?

Yappa
10-03-2006, 11:02 PM
Yep, definitely a good 2nd entry. Some humour ("Captain Wasabi") and interesting info about his Ginza trip and other things he did.

morningglory
10-03-2006, 11:35 PM
:o ordering the expensive stuff when poor farmer Tim is paying? :p :lol:

Bremen
10-04-2006, 12:19 AM
So he WAS vegetarian a while back...I think he said ten years ago. Did he grow up veggie then?

I really enjoyed the second entry...and he still hasn't played yet!

Grofica
10-04-2006, 12:26 AM
where I can see thet blog?

nobama
10-04-2006, 12:32 AM
http://www.tennisnews.com/exclusive.php?pID=13921

Federer's playful blog registering record hits
October 3, 2006

Swiss star plays first match Wednesday at AIG Japan Open Tennis Championships

ATPtennis.com blog showcases different side of Federer’s personality

Tokyo, Japan – Tennis fans have logged on in record numbers to read ATP World No. 1 Roger Federer’s personal first-hand account of his first visit to Tokyo. The Swiss’ blog on ATPtennis.com eclipsed 100,000 page impressions since Federer made his first post Monday morning in Japan, a first-day record for ATPtennis.com player blogs this year. Click here to access the blog.

In an eventful second day post today, Federer marvels at the high-tech toilet in his hotel room and expresses fear that his girlfriend Mirka is seeking revenge on “Captain Wasabi” for a practical joke he played on her at a Japanese restaurant. The blog also features photos from his Tokyo adventure, including a shot of Federer writing his blog as Tim Henman looms behind him, pushing for Federer to finish so they could go to dinner together (“Tim in paying tonight,” Federer writes, “so I will make a double order of Kobe beef!!!”).

Federer’s blog also is featured on RogerFederer.com, which is registering its own independent hits.

The 25-year-old Federer is returning to ATP action for the first time since his historic win at the US Open, and plays his first match at the AIG Japan Open Tennis Championships Wednesday against Serb Viktor Troicki. He leads the ATP circuit with eight titles this season and will attempt to join Rafael Nadal, the No. 1 doubles team of Bob and Mike Bryan, and top Tennis Masters Cup contenders Ivan Ljubicic, James Blake, Tommy Robredo and Mario Ancic as players who won the title the same week they wrote the ATPtennis.com blog.

The ATP will make a special announcement related to the player blogs later this week. All 2006 blogs written by ATP players are accessible at http://www.atptennis.com/en/blog/.

Anyone heard about this "special announcement"?

adee-gee
10-04-2006, 12:36 AM
I'll be honest, the 2nd entry wasn't quite as dull as the first. Still not great, but readable.

See, I'm very fair :)

Bremen
10-04-2006, 12:54 AM
Yeah you're avatar shows how fair you are

neenah
10-04-2006, 01:00 AM
I really like his blog. It's interesting and funny without trying too hard. And I'm not a fan really.

Exactly how I feel. Except I am a fan :D

Tennis Fool
10-04-2006, 01:24 AM
Roger talking about sitting on warm toilets :o And practicing naked :lol:

mangoes
10-04-2006, 01:29 AM
I'll be honest, the 2nd entry wasn't quite as dull as the first. Still not great, but readable.

See, I'm very fair :)

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Oh Adam:hug::p

WF4EVER
10-04-2006, 01:55 AM
OMG! Boring Federer's blog a hit? No!

Obviously the haters are logging in as well and pretending they're not. Just can't resist.

I'm sure it'll be good for one week. Leave the multi-blogging to Dima, Rogi. Just keep it simple and sweet.

robinhood
10-04-2006, 02:22 AM
A very enjoyable second entry!
I liked it way better than the first one.

Those toilets can really frick out the first-time user.
One time I accidentally pressed one of the buttons when I wasn't sitting on it, and water started to shoot out of the toilet (like man's pee in opposite direction) and wetted the floor, the walls, for A FULL MINUTE!

I was terrified because it wasn't my house.

robinhood
10-04-2006, 02:23 AM
When you walk out of the bathroom with a super-clean butt, you're not afraid to do anything naked. :devil:

Not speaking from experience though! :angel:

J. You are a toilet expert.
So nice to have you here.

nobama
10-04-2006, 03:07 AM
Here's a photo of the kid Roger mentions in his blog:

http://ttn.yyr.co.jp/hiro/JapanOpen/AIG2006/20061003/index-Images/123.jpg http://ttn.yyr.co.jp/hiro/JapanOpen/AIG2006/20061003/index-Images/131.jpg

uNIVERSE mAN
10-04-2006, 03:15 AM
fat little bastard.

Pea
10-04-2006, 03:41 AM
LUCKY fat little bastard.:p

Art&Soul
10-04-2006, 04:02 AM
ROGER's blog is so cool. I like it so far :) haha the kid looks so cute :cool:

~EMiLiTA~
10-04-2006, 07:27 AM
i think roger's blog is great so far...really enjoying it!!

Mrs. B
10-04-2006, 11:39 AM
:)

landoud
10-04-2006, 01:47 PM
3rd entry is nice... and Tim is hilarious in the chef's cap :lol:

LilyRoseAva
10-04-2006, 01:55 PM
http://www.atptennis.com/5/photos/shared/2006/other/federer_blog9.jpg

:haha:

yanchr
10-04-2006, 02:05 PM
Dima is really sth even when he is not writing the blog :haha:

hanabishi
10-04-2006, 02:09 PM
http://www.atptennis.com/5/photos/shared/2006/other/federer_blog9.jpg

And who's the guy getting the massage?:devil:

You know, I'm really enjoying Roger's blog so far. Totally wasn't what I was expecting from him. I'm glad I'm learning more about his funny side. :haha:

hanabishi
10-04-2006, 02:29 PM
3rd entry is nice... and Tim is hilarious in the chef's cap :lol:

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i155/annie572/timchef.jpg

Yeah I find this pic really funny for some reason. Good to know Tim has career options after he retires.

Corey Feldman
10-04-2006, 02:29 PM
3rd entry is nice... and Tim is hilarious in the chef's cap :lol:Timbo getting in on a few pics now with this blog hehe , i wanna see a Henman blog

Mirka looking at Henman fooling around with the food like 'dont you dare mess up my dinner tim :(!'
:lol:

slack pack
10-04-2006, 02:51 PM
http://www.atptennis.com/5/photos/shared/2006/other/federer_blog9.jpg




Dima is checking Rog blog ! :haha:

Can he get an A from The Blog Maestro? :devil:

bokehlicious
10-04-2006, 02:56 PM
Mirka looking at Henman fooling around with the food like 'dont you dare mess up my dinner tim :(!'
:lol:

:haha:

federer_roar
10-04-2006, 03:03 PM
The blog is hilarious.

" I will be funnier again tomorrow as I am quite tired from the match and Dmitry is looking over my shoulder and making me very nervous… ":lol:

nobama
10-04-2006, 03:05 PM
Dima. Can't keep his nose out of other players blogs. Or maybe he's giving Roger lessons. :lol:

Sunset of Age
10-04-2006, 03:09 PM
Rogelio just captured my heart. Again.

Clara Bow
10-04-2006, 03:16 PM
I have been enjoying the blog. It sounds very Roger-esque.

Tim looks like a goofball in his two pics. :)

gulzhan
10-04-2006, 03:18 PM
LUCKY fat little bastard.:p


the kid is not fat.... :confused: :shrug: he is, well, Asian?... :p

onewoman74
10-04-2006, 03:33 PM
The Mighty Dima is keeping guard of his blog territory...don't blame him one bit!;)

scoobs
10-04-2006, 03:47 PM
Reading his blog - it reminds me of that match he played in Toronto when he said SHIT! and everyone laughed and he had this mischevious grin on his face...you get the impression he's often holding himself back from being extremely silly :)

mangoes
10-04-2006, 03:51 PM
The Mighty Dima is keeping guard of his blog territory...don't blame him one bit!;)

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I loved that picture:lol:

pistolmarat
10-04-2006, 04:00 PM
It gets better and better.:D
The 3rd post was nothing like the first entry which I'd call the "daily schedule of the champ".:p
Rog's making a great job, adding funny stories, some insight;)...not only the daily routine of the champ - that's a massive improvement:yeah:

Originally Posted by Roger Federer
I will be funnier again tomorrow as I am quite tired from the match and Dmitry is looking over my shoulder and making me very nervous…
http://www.atptennis.com/5/photos/shared/2006/other/federer_blog9.jpg
And that's the type of humour I expected:haha:

mandoura
10-04-2006, 04:03 PM
A really enjoyable read :) , Rogelio :inlove: .

Tim :hug: ;) and Dima :lol: :hug: .

tennisgal_001
10-04-2006, 04:12 PM
This keeps getting better... I wonder what Dima thinks:devil:
(Timmy reallllly needs a hobby... he seems to be enjoying this "blog thing" more than anybody else)

Pea
10-04-2006, 04:14 PM
Fucken Dima :lol:

onewoman74
10-04-2006, 04:27 PM
Reading his blog - it reminds me of that match he played in Toronto when he said SHIT! and everyone laughed and he had this mischevious grin on his face...you get the impression he's often holding himself back from being extremely silly :)

I think Fed is very silly with his close friends and people on the tour...I guess he has to to choose the right venue to let that part out...people can misinterpret any action or word that he says.

pistolmarat
10-04-2006, 04:35 PM
Originally Posted by onewoman74
I think Fed is very silly with his close friends and people on the tour...I guess he has to to choose the right venue to let that part out...people can misinterpret any action or word that he says.
I guess, that's exactly why Rog seems so boring sometimes...and he looks like a doll to some people, cos he *must* be careful with everything he says, or does almost everytime. It's not a normal situation after all...

Mrs. B
10-04-2006, 04:45 PM
:)

partygirl
10-04-2006, 05:40 PM
I thought of giving it such a hard wack...
I thought to myself ‘Roger maybe you shouldn’t be doing this’
I behaved appropriately by giving it the right force.
:inlove:

rmb6687
10-04-2006, 07:01 PM
yeah, the blog is definitely getting better. Even tho he didnt say much activity-wise, I still thought it was funny and...(and I can't believe I'm saying this) but cute. Actually, I think I prefer less 'accounting of the day' blogging and more what you thought about all the things that happen. Either way...I'm excited for the next one.

And I love the pictures!

peripheral
10-04-2006, 07:01 PM
Tim :hug: Somebody give this guy his own blog already! He seems to be enjoying it all so much :lol:

Dima, Keeper of the ATP Blog :haha: I really, really hope Roger and he face each other in the final! How fitting if Roger has to play against the Blog Maestro in what I now think of as his 'Blog tournament.'

cmurray
10-04-2006, 07:12 PM
A pretty uneventful blog, but good nonetheless. I wish he'd written something about how he felt during the match.

And we now know that he's attempting to be entertaining, which is pretty nice I think.

nobama
10-04-2006, 07:21 PM
http://www.atptennis.com/global/photos/460x300/federer_blog3.jpg

tennisgal_001
10-04-2006, 07:30 PM
http://www.atptennis.com/global/photos/460x300/federer_blog3.jpg

Geez, doesn't Mirka know (assuming she's the one taking the photos of course), that there's a "Red Eye" button on digital cameras?! They look like frickin' vamps for goodness sake...

cmurray
10-04-2006, 07:41 PM
Geez, doesn't Mirka know (assuming she's the one taking the photos of course), that there's a "Red Eye" button on digital cameras?! They look like frickin' vamps for goodness sake...

Yeah. Henman's even got fangs. :tape: