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Are you ready to see Federer tank?

El Legenda
11-13-2006, 09:30 PM
I present you the George Costanza Theory


If Ljubicic beats Nalbandian today or tomorrow :confused:
we all know Roger will beat Roddick.

Roger will tank vs Ivan on last day to get his amigo Ivan into the SF
that way he f's over roddick, again
:D

R.Federer
11-13-2006, 09:33 PM
I present you the George Costanza Theory


If Ljubicic beats Nalbandian today or tomorrow :confused:
we all know Roger will beat Roddick.

Roger will tank vs Ivan on last day to get his amigo Ivan into the SF
that way he f's over roddick, again
:D

I say no.... Roger knows very well that this strategy could come back to haunt him if he loses to Ivan later on in the finals. He might lose anyway, but I don't think he will tank it (it will be obvious if he did)

Johnny Groove
11-13-2006, 09:34 PM
Even if he tried to tank, he still would beat Ljubo :rolleyes:

El Legenda
11-13-2006, 09:35 PM
I say no.... Roger knows very well that this strategy could come back to haunt him if he loses to Ivan later on in the finals. He might lose anyway, but I don't think he will tank it (it will be obvious if he did)

Roger losing to Ivan in any other way than 3 set's all TB is a tank :p

Yappa
11-13-2006, 09:35 PM
Even if he tried to tank, he still would beat Ljubo :rolleyes:

:lol: I thought the same. Federer is too good to tank. ;)

partygirl
11-13-2006, 09:40 PM
:secret:Roger loves Andy.

El Legenda
11-13-2006, 09:41 PM
:secret:Roger loves Andy.

not as much as i love you :hearts: :inlove: :p

shotgun
11-13-2006, 09:44 PM
I present you the George Costanza Theory


If Ljubicic beats Nalbandian today or tomorrow :confused:
we all know Roger will beat Roddick.

Roger will tank vs Ivan on last day to get his amigo Ivan into the SF
that way he f's over roddick, again
:D

These kind of threads should come with a promise. For example: if that doesn't happen, you leave MTF forever.

El Legenda
11-13-2006, 09:44 PM
These kind of threads should come with a promise. For example: if that doesn't happen, you leave MTF forever.

i promise to promise next time i start a thread like this :angel:

rofe
11-13-2006, 09:45 PM
:secret:Roger loves Andy.

George was talking about Fed's friend Ivan not lover. And since Andy is Roger's lover, he would love to f**k Andy again and again.... ;)

Maybe George is on to something... :eek:

partygirl
11-13-2006, 09:59 PM
not as much as i love you :hearts: :inlove: :p
hell yeah.http://www.freesmileys.org/emo/gen153.gif

Carlita
11-13-2006, 10:00 PM
ooh of course..... :rolleyes:

Like he did with his friend Moya a few years ago..... NOT! Roger's too proud, he wants to win it all :p

Sunset of Age
11-13-2006, 10:04 PM
Suddenly MTF is becoming a LOVEFEST???!!! :worship: :devil:

Guess Fumus really passed his crack around. ;)

Back on topic: Nay, not ready to see *that* happen. Not at all.

Roger The Great
11-13-2006, 10:17 PM
And pass up on the 100 ranking points from the victory?? Not likely.

General Suburbia
11-13-2006, 10:40 PM
Why would Fed do that? He knows just as well as anyone that he is guarunteed the title if he meets Roddick in the final.

Horatio Caine
11-13-2006, 10:51 PM
Even if he tried to tank, he still would beat Ljubo :rolleyes:

:haha: :haha: :haha:

Horatio Caine
11-13-2006, 10:54 PM
Guess Fumus really passed his crack around. ;)

...and it sure looks like Ducky went right in... :tape:

Asmus
11-13-2006, 11:12 PM
Why would Roger want to f over Ducky? If Roddick's in the final against Roger it would be nothing more than a friendly day of pigeon shooting.

Honestly, in honour of Roger's dominance over Andy, I suggest that the term "pigeon" (referring to an opponent someone always beats) to "duck."

Fergie
11-13-2006, 11:13 PM
I present you the George Costanza Theory


If Ljubicic beats Nalbandian today or tomorrow :confused:
we all know Roger will beat Roddick.

Roger will tank vs Ivan on last day to get his amigo Ivan into the SF
that way he f's over roddick, again
:D

Nice theory but never will happen :angel:

adee-gee
11-13-2006, 11:14 PM
The only reason Federer would tank is so he could finish 2nd in the group and avoid Nadal in the semi final.

coria1982
11-13-2006, 11:15 PM
1. Federer did never tank in the previous years. He always won all 3 group matches although he would not have to win the last one.
2. You get Ranking Points for every win at the Masters Cup, and not too less.
3. He is not tired at all because he rested before coming to the Masters Cup and he has always one day off between his only best of 3 matches, which are short always anyway.
4. Federer never tanked in his hole career.
5. Federer is not unfair and knows that it is not fair play to tank against some player and play well against the other guys.
6. He will beat Ljubicic easily anyway and he wants to win the Masters Cup in style and without tanking.


Why to open a thread like this if it is obvious that Federer won´t tank?

RickDaStick
11-13-2006, 11:20 PM
The only reason Federer would tank is so he could finish 2nd in the group and avoid Nadal in the semi final.

Yep after today Im sure Fed is shaking in his boots.

El Legenda
11-13-2006, 11:27 PM
Yep after today Im sure Fed is shaking in his boots.

:haha:

El Legenda
11-13-2006, 11:28 PM
i made coria1982 red :rolls:

ChinoRios4Ever
11-13-2006, 11:32 PM
roger will win TMC undefeated

JustmeUK
11-13-2006, 11:33 PM
4. Federer never tanked in his hole career.



Let's see.. there was

Cincinnati 2004 where he lost to Hrbaty in the first round in 3 sets. This after winning Toronto. I think it's fair to say he had both the Olympics and US Open on his mind and wasn't too bothered to lose in the first here.

The same could be said for Cincinnati 2006 where bearing in mind he was going for a 3 peat at the US Open, I'm sure losing to Murray in the second round wasn't going to lose him much sleep.

Did he go out of his way to tank these? No. Did he have half an eye on the events following these with a view to rewriting the record books? Absolutely. Does Roger know how to pace himself so that he can bring his best to the table when it matters most? Definitely.

kabuki
11-14-2006, 12:15 AM
Please. Tanking is beneath Roger.

Rafa = Fed Killa
11-14-2006, 12:31 AM
Even if Federer plays his worst and Lluboho plays his best, the result will be the same as always.

Another Lluboho humiliation.

NYCtennisfan
11-14-2006, 12:34 AM
:lol:

NYCtennisfan
11-14-2006, 12:36 AM
Let's see.. there was

Cincinnati 2004 where he lost to Hrbaty in the first round in 3 sets. This after winning Toronto. I think it's fair to say he had both the Olympics and US Open on his mind and wasn't too bothered to lose in the first here.

The same could be said for Cincinnati 2006 where bearing in mind he was going for a 3 peat at the US Open, I'm sure losing to Murray in the second round wasn't going to lose him much sleep.

Did he go out of his way to tank these? No. Did he have half an eye on the events following these with a view to rewriting the record books? Absolutely. Does Roger know how to pace himself so that he can bring his best to the table when it matters most? Definitely.


He did not tank in that match. He desperately tried to win and should have won since he controlled the match throughout and had break points on virtually every Hrbaty serve game. He just made too many errors and wound up losing.

deliveryman
11-14-2006, 12:52 AM
lol when I read your post I thought you meant the actual Seinfeld character, then I realized that was your username.

Jimnik
11-14-2006, 01:08 AM
Ljubicic is the real #1. He doesn't need Federer to tank.

JustmeUK
11-14-2006, 01:26 AM
He did not tank in that match. He desperately tried to win and should have won since he controlled the match throughout and had break points on virtually every Hrbaty serve game. He just made too many errors and wound up losing.


I didn't say he tanked :). I have both matches in my archives and have watched the Hrbaty one several times. I think it's fair to say he was a little tired after Toronto (in both years) and with one eye on the record books, he did not (could not? would not?) expend the energy (physical and mental) to win either of the matches I mentioned.

Let me ask you this. Had the matches against Hrbaty and Murray been in the US Open, do you think he would have lost them?

El Legenda
11-14-2006, 01:42 AM
Another Lluboho humiliation.

everyone has seen them both play great and Roger winning in 3rd set TB, since 2005.. of there 6 matches 4have gone 3 sets, 3 ending in 3rd set TB and one of best of 5 that Roger won 6,6,6.