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Fed breaks record on monday and humbly says he'll keep it for three more yrs!

case
02-25-2007, 07:52 PM
Had to post this for all of you who keep saying how humble he is;) :p
Is he really saying he will be no. 1 for three more yrs or that the record wont be broken for three years? Either way :haha:


I'm thinking how fast will you fed fans be in giving me bad rep!!!!!!!
go ahead i have quite a collection from you zanies:p

here is the link:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070225/ap_on_sp_te_ne/ten_federer_no1;_ylt=AsTmPrF0hLjAtlZVRSg3OLTMWM0F

Tennis Fool
02-25-2007, 07:53 PM
Why's this funny? Who is on the horizon to rival him :confused:

scoobs
02-25-2007, 07:55 PM
Is it me or is it a statement of the obvious?

Even if he stopped playing now he wouldn't lose the number 1 spot for several months - add another 160 weeks onto that for a successor to stat at #1 long enough to break the record and - TADA - you get "at least 3 more years"

That's magic.

:)

RickDaStick
02-25-2007, 07:55 PM
The man speaks the truth. Quit crying about it.

Fee
02-25-2007, 07:55 PM
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Roger Federer is excited that he'll finally break the record for consecutive weeks as the top-ranked player in men's tennis on Monday.

"This is something that will stay with me for quite some time," the 25-year-old Swiss star said Sunday. "I think I will definitely keep it for the next three years, at least."


What he is saying, quite clearly, is that it will take someone else 3 years to break his record. He gets to keep this distinction for a minimum of 3 years. Not that hard to figure out.

Marek.
02-25-2007, 07:56 PM
Yeah, seriously. How is that not being humble? He is guaranteed that record will stay with him for three-plus years. He never said he expects to be number one for the next three years.

case
02-25-2007, 07:57 PM
Why's this funny? Who is on the horizon to rival him :confused:


because fed fans cant resist telling everyone how humble he is. Obviously he isnt all that humble. fed and his fans can drop the phoney humble routine it doesn't work.

scoobs
02-25-2007, 07:58 PM
It's not like he said he'll ADD another three years TO it.

Total non-story :)

Allure
02-25-2007, 07:59 PM
Case stop making Gasquet fans look bad.:ras:

nobama
02-25-2007, 07:59 PM
Um it would take someone three years to break his record so he's just stating the obvious. :shrug:

kobulingam
02-25-2007, 07:59 PM
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Roger Federer is excited that he'll finally break the record for consecutive weeks as the top-ranked player in men's tennis on Monday.

"This is something that will stay with me for quite some time," the 25-year-old Swiss star said Sunday. "I think I will definitely keep it for the next three years, at least."


What he is saying, quite clearly, is that it will take someone else 3 years to break his record. He gets to keep this distinction for a minimum of 3 years. Not that hard to figure out.

Yeap. Finally someone who understands what they read.

Johnny Groove
02-25-2007, 07:59 PM
when he says "it" he doenst mean the record. he means #1.

nobama
02-25-2007, 08:00 PM
because fed fans cant resist telling everyone how humble he is. Obviously he isnt all that humble. fed and his fans can drop the phoney humble routine it doesn't work.Maybe you can find your brain and learn how to think.

scoobs
02-25-2007, 08:01 PM
when he says "it" he doenst mean the record. he means #1.
Nope. He doesn't :)

case
02-25-2007, 08:02 PM
Case stop making Gasquet fans look bad.:ras:

I am really tired of hearing that. I dont have the stupid sig on my post.
nor do i post at his forum any more either.

scoobs
02-25-2007, 08:03 PM
I am really tired of hearing that. I dont have the stupid sig on my post.
nor do i post at his forum any more either.
Stop making yourself look bad then. It may take some effort but you'll feel better for it.

case
02-25-2007, 08:04 PM
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Roger Federer is excited that he'll finally break the record for consecutive weeks as the top-ranked player in men's tennis on Monday.

"This is something that will stay with me for quite some time," the 25-year-old Swiss star said Sunday.

What he is saying, quite clearly, is that it will take someone else 3 years to break his record. He gets to keep this distinction for a minimum of 3 years. Not that hard to figure out.

A humble person would not have pointed out the 3 yrs nor would a humble person have said, rather smugly i might add,""I think I will definitely keep it for the next three years, at least."

kobulingam
02-25-2007, 08:05 PM
when he says "it" he doenst mean the record. he means #1.

"I think I will definitely keep it for the next three years, at least. ... It is a nice record to have," Federer said, a day before he plays Kristian Pless in the first round of the Dubai Open. "It is very hard to beat, not something that you can beat overnight. It is a long, hard work in progress."



Now you explain why you "think" he "meant" the #1 position.

nobama
02-25-2007, 08:05 PM
when he says "it" he doenst mean the record. he means #1.
Ah, I see you don't know how to read either. :lol:

sondraj06
02-25-2007, 08:05 PM
I don't know if he meant the record or the spot either way who cares it's typical Roger.

scoobs
02-25-2007, 08:05 PM
A humble person would not have pointed out the 3 yrs nor would a humble person have said, rather smugly i might add,""I think I will definitely keep it for the next three years, at least."
The only way Federer could please you is to drop dead - and even then you'd accuse him of doing it arrogantly.

Give it a rest.

Fee
02-25-2007, 08:06 PM
A humble person would not have pointed out the 3 yrs nor would a humble person have said, rather smugly i might add,""I think I will definitely keep it for the next three years, at least."

Humble people aren't allowed to do math?

tangerine_dream
02-25-2007, 08:07 PM
And this means something because......? :scratch: What a non-issue. :lol:

Case stop making Gasquet fans look bad.:ras:
I agree. You make them look bad enough on your own.

Sofonda Cox
02-25-2007, 08:07 PM
A humble person would not have pointed out the 3 yrs nor would a humble person have said, rather smugly i might add,""I think I will definitely keep it for the next three years, at least."

dont worry he will be injured soon:D

Johnny Groove
02-25-2007, 08:08 PM
"I think I will definitely keep it for the next three years, at least. ... It is a nice record to have," Federer said, a day before he plays Kristian Pless in the first round of the Dubai Open. "It is very hard to beat, not something that you can beat overnight. It is a long, hard work in progress."



Now you explain why you "think" he "meant" the #1 position.

in my clearly unbiased opinion, i thought he meant he would keep #1 and increase it for the next 3 years. him just saying: "o, yeah, uh, ima keep this record for 3 years, at least" is kind of pointing out the obvious, no?

Ah, I see you don't know how to read either. :lol:

such kind words :hug:

Allure
02-25-2007, 08:08 PM
The only way Federer could please you is to drop dead - and even then you'd accuse him of doing it arrogantly.

Give it a rest.

:lol:

Seriously, I don't like Roger at all but I have to admit, he's the least arrogant player I've ever witnessed. I mean imagine if someone like Roddick or Hewitt had 10 slams...:eek:

sondraj06
02-25-2007, 08:08 PM
Yes but this is how non-issues get turned into issues, people keep posting about them

sondraj06
02-25-2007, 08:10 PM
:lol:

Seriously, I don't like Roger at all but I have to admit, he's the least arrogant player I've ever witnessed. I mean imagine if someone like Roddick or Hewitt had 10 slams...:eek:


Are people allowed to think Roger is arrogant. People think Rafa is arrogant, which I personally think that's absurd. But I think Roger is arrogant. So what

Horatio Caine
02-25-2007, 08:10 PM
Had to post this for all of you who keep saying how humble he is;) :p
Is he really saying he will be no. 1 for three more yrs of that the record wont be broken for three years? Either way :haha:


I'm thinking how fast will you fed fans be in giving me bad rep!!!!!!!
go ahead i have quite a collection from you zanies:p

here is the link:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070225/ap_on_sp_te_ne/ten_federer_no1;_ylt=AsTmPrF0hLjAtlZVRSg3OLTMWM0F

:retard:

scoobs
02-25-2007, 08:10 PM
in my clearly unbiased opinion, i thought he meant he would keep #1 and increase it for the next 3 years. him just saying: "o, yeah, uh, ima keep this record for 3 years, at least" is kind of pointing out the obvious, no?



such kind words :hug:
He probably said it as a bit of a joke with a big grin on his face - something that would not at all be conveyed by the written word.

Like after the Wimbledon final last year he was sat just inside the entrance to centre court after the match and speaking to someone and said "well it was a good first set!" and giggled madly.

Fee
02-25-2007, 08:10 PM
Blaze, his pronoun agreement in the sentence that I quoted was perfect. Both the 'that' and the subsequent 'it' referred to 'the consecutive weeks' record, not the #1 ranking. It took him 3 years to earn it, it would take another 3 years to break it. Simple.

scoobs
02-25-2007, 08:12 PM
Are people allowed to think Roger is arrogant. People think Rafa is arrogant, which I personally think that's absurd. But I think Roger is arrogant. So what
People are allowed to think Roger is arrogant.

They might want to come up with stronger supporting evidence than *that*, though - there is some out there, but not nearly as much as some of his detractors like to think.

sondraj06
02-25-2007, 08:13 PM
People are allowed to think Roger is arrogant.

They might want to come up with stronger supporting evidence than *that*, though - there is some out there, but not nearly as much as some of his detractors like to think.


Well I beg to differ, I could create a whole thread on his arrogance, but like I said before he has step down off his Roger stool lately, so he doesn't bother me that much.. but last year omg

Johnny Groove
02-25-2007, 08:13 PM
Blaze, his pronoun agreement in the sentence that I quoted was perfect. Both the 'that' and the subsequent 'it' referred to 'the consecutive weeks' record, not the #1 ranking. It took him 3 years to earn it, it would take another 3 years to break it. Simple.

i get it, i was just thinking that he might have meant something else, considering the statement is bluntly obvious

Andre'sNo1Fan
02-25-2007, 08:14 PM
I don't need some article, whatever it says, to know that Federer has a high opinion of himself.

kobulingam
02-25-2007, 08:14 PM
in my clearly unbiased opinion, i thought he meant he would keep #1 and increase it for the next 3 years. him just saying: "o, yeah, uh, ima keep this record for 3 years, at least" is kind of pointing out the obvious, no?


opinion? You're opinion has nothing to do with it. You were wrong. Everyone makes mistakes - no biggie.

sondraj06
02-25-2007, 08:15 PM
I don't need some article, whatever it says, to know that Federer has a high opinion of himself.

So do I, so again I ask, So what

yakuzaninja
02-25-2007, 08:15 PM
Nothing wrong with that, he will keep it for 3 years easily. He's saying the truth.

dont worry he will be injured soon:D

I don't like his dominance but if you hate it then there's a good reason for him cleaning up every event.

scarecrows
02-25-2007, 08:15 PM
Case stop making Gasquet fans look bad.:ras:

http://img74.imageshack.us/img74/9788/missingteethlq6.gif

sondraj06
02-25-2007, 08:15 PM
opinion? You're opinion has nothing to do with it. You were wrong. Everyone makes mistakes - no biggie.

:singer: Oh boy, ready start- flame wars:boxing:

Purple Rainbow
02-25-2007, 08:16 PM
Had to post this for all of you who keep saying how humble he is;) :p
Is he really saying he will be no. 1 for three more yrs of that the record wont be broken for three years? Either way :haha:


I'm thinking how fast will you fed fans be in giving me bad rep!!!!!!!
go ahead i have quite a collection from you zanies:p

here is the link:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070225/ap_on_sp_te_ne/ten_federer_no1;_ylt=AsTmPrF0hLjAtlZVRSg3OLTMWM0F

Thank you for giving stupidity a name.

kobulingam
02-25-2007, 08:16 PM
i get it, i was just thinking that he might have meant something else, considering the statement is bluntly obvious

So one interpretation was too obvious, which spurred you to create one for yourself (based on your "opinion"). Not good.

Sofonda Cox
02-25-2007, 08:17 PM
Nothing wrong with that, he will keep it for 3 years easily. He's saying the truth.



I don't like his dominance but if you hate it then there's a good reason for him cleaning up every event.

what?????????? ok freak go back to sleep

scoobs
02-25-2007, 08:17 PM
Okay I'm done playing in the kiddie-park now. I'll stop back and see how this is getting along when it hits 10 pages.

Clearly the phoney war is over and the real season is about to begin - Federer and Nadal in Dubai.

yakuzaninja
02-25-2007, 08:18 PM
what?????????? ok freak go back to sleep

Anything in tennis that annoys you is good for the game.

Sofonda Cox
02-25-2007, 08:19 PM
Anything in tennis that annoys you is good for the game.

i would use a retard smilie but i dont think its needed here

Fee
02-25-2007, 08:20 PM
i get it, i was just thinking that he might have meant something else, considering the statement is bluntly obvious

No problem. I thought you had done some 'fast reading' and missed what he said. :)

LinkMage
02-25-2007, 08:21 PM
Seems like some people failed reading comprehension in school.

Eden
02-25-2007, 08:21 PM
Why isn't it surprising to see some of the people bashing here who just asked for respect for their favourite player in another thread? GM never fails that people apply double standards.

nobama
02-25-2007, 08:25 PM
A humble person would not have pointed out the 3 yrs nor would a humble person have said, rather smugly i might add,""I think I will definitely keep it for the next three years, at least."If you want to have a go at him for stating the obvious, fine (though I don't see why that's necessary), but pointing out the obvious is not arrogant.

acharlesmobile
02-25-2007, 08:27 PM
well if Federer said that quote with a "smile, yea duh, chuckle *press room chuckles" kind of tone, then "it" would undoubtedly refer to the record. And that's not uncommon for Federer to say things in that way (he has a sense of humor iirc) But we don't know how he said it or that, as you put it, he said it "smugly".

I do not think Roger is arrogant. He's confident yes. But Arrogance in many peoples' opinions also revolves around putting others down. I have yet to see Roger really say anything close to "Player X is a joke, i can beat him with my left hand"

MarieS
02-25-2007, 08:27 PM
It's not like he said he'll ADD another three years TO it.

Total non-story :)

Therefore, if my MTF math is correct, this thread will go at least 10 pages. AT LEAST.

nisha
02-25-2007, 08:28 PM
Had to post this for all of you who keep saying how humble he is;) :p
Is he really saying he will be no. 1 for three more yrs of that the record wont be broken for three years? Either way :haha:


I'm thinking how fast will you fed fans be in giving me bad rep!!!!!!!
go ahead i have quite a collection from you zanies:p

here is the link:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070225/ap_on_sp_te_ne/ten_federer_no1;_ylt=AsTmPrF0hLjAtlZVRSg3OLTMWM0F

i dont doubt it for a second. whats your piont...who else can say that!!!!:rolleyes:

R.Federer
02-25-2007, 08:42 PM
Had to post this for all of you who keep saying how humble he is;) :p
Is he really saying he will be no. 1 for three more yrs of that the record wont be broken for three years? Either way :haha:


I'm thinking how fast will you fed fans be in giving me bad rep!!!!!!!
go ahead i have quite a collection from you zanies:p

here is the link:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070225/ap_on_sp_te_ne/ten_federer_no1;_ylt=AsTmPrF0hLjAtlZVRSg3OLTMWM0F

The only thing that got me :haha: is that you failed to understand simple language. It will take ANYONE 3 years to break this record, because that is how long it takes to be Number 1 for so many weeks. You are so desperate to post something negative about it, you jumped to the simple minded wrong conclusion. :lol:

Allure
02-25-2007, 08:49 PM
Federer is so arrogant, he makes Hewitt look like Gandhi.:awww:

guga2120
02-25-2007, 08:55 PM
i hope somebody does knock him off, esp Nadal, but i think hes speaking the truth, b/c there is nobody even close to him right now.

t0x
02-25-2007, 08:57 PM
He was pointing out fact...

I don't see anybody else getting to number one and staying their for 160 weeks in a trot within the next 3 years. It IS impossible... if anything he was humble because it's going to take a lot longer than that for somebody to break it haha!

I'm amazed at how some people take things out of context.

Seleshfan
02-25-2007, 09:21 PM
It always piques my interest when people claim that Federer is arrogant. I am of the belief that to be a successful, and dominant champion, you MUST have an enormous amount of self-belief. The belief that you can hit the right shot, at the right moment time and time again. If this inner-belief translates to arrogance, so what? As long as Roger respects his opponents, which he does, I don't mind if he states things that are pretty apparent to everyone. He is the best, and it would seem disingenuous if he went around feigning vulnerability to appease those envious or sick of his dominance.

JustmeUK
02-25-2007, 09:36 PM
Okay I'm done playing in the kiddie-park now. I'll stop back and see how this is getting along when it hits 10 pages.

Clearly the phoney war is over and the real season is about to begin - Federer and Nadal in Dubai.

Scoobs - What makes you think that Nadal's season is going to kick off in Dubai? He's not played well this year so far and he's been out injured and lacking in practice. I really don't see him getting past the QFs given his draw.

IMO if you want to see Federer V Nadal you're going to have to wait till clay court season when perhaps Nadal will finally find a surface he can feel confident of getting to the final.

scoobs
02-25-2007, 09:46 PM
Scoobs - What makes you think that Nadal's season is going to kick off in Dubai? He's not played well this year so far and he's been out injured and lacking in practice. I really don't see him getting past the QFs given his draw.

IMO if you want to see Federer V Nadal you're going to have to wait till clay court season when perhaps Nadal will finally find a surface he can feel confident of getting to the final.
I didn't mean that, exactly - I meant that after several weeks where neither of them have ended up playing, they're both back and at the same tournament. It's been a quiet couple of weeks really and to me Dubai really kick-starts the season again because they both play the event, and then we get into the TMS events and the road to Roland Garros.

I wasn't commenting on Nadal's likely form exactly.

G4.
02-25-2007, 09:50 PM
Seems like some people failed reading comprehension in school.

no , they are just braindead

wcr
02-25-2007, 10:16 PM
because fed fans cant resist telling everyone how humble he is. Obviously he isnt all that humble. fed and his fans can drop the phoney humble routine it doesn't work.

I'm a Fed Fan and as one allow me to be the first to say that Roger Federer is not the least bit humble when it comes to tennis. Why should he treat his accomplishments as though they are less than they are? What would that say about the value he holds for his great work? Were he humble, I wouldn't be his fan.

kronus12
02-25-2007, 10:39 PM
case are you one of those posters who just wait online hopping for someone to say something bad about fed or fed saying something that would tarnish his image?
If yes then you are a troll because only trolls with no life would do something stupid like that, how about you find a girl go out and do something with your life before this fed hate consumes you.
I truly feel sorry for you little man.

sondraj06
02-25-2007, 10:42 PM
People really need to stop arguing about this, his fans thinks he is not. Other people think he is. big deal

NYCtennisfan
02-25-2007, 11:11 PM
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Roger Federer is excited that he'll finally break the record for consecutive weeks as the top-ranked player in men's tennis on Monday.

"This is something that will stay with me for quite some time," the 25-year-old Swiss star said Sunday. "I think I will definitely keep it for the next three years, at least."


What he is saying, quite clearly, is that it will take someone else 3 years to break his record. He gets to keep this distinction for a minimum of 3 years. Not that hard to figure out.

Fee. :worship:

nobama
02-25-2007, 11:59 PM
The arrogance of Fed knows no bounds. :worship:

http://www.rogerfederer.com/en/rogers/news/newsdetail.cfm?uNewsID=506
Dear fans

I have been holding the world No.1 ATP-ranking since February 2nd, 2004. That makes 161 consecutive weeks today – a new record! It was never really one of my goals to achieve this specific record. I had reached my goal in 2004, when I took over the lead in the world ranking. I remember the moment as though being set free somehow; I then suddenly started playing a lot better and gaining more confidence. All these changes have allowed me to stay at the top for this long. So it is rather surprising to me to beat Jimmy Connors’ 30-year-old record today.

161 weeks is a long time and being able to lead this statistic from now on is a terrific feeling. As you can imagine it has taken a lot to come this far. First of all, I would like to mention my love for tennis. I love this sport; it is classy with a great competitive flair to it. I have put a lot of dedication and motivation into every single match I played over these past years. Furthermore, it took a large amount of hard work, a positive attitude and also the luck to always have been supported by such a great team. Of course experience as well as good health are key factors, too. It is vital to follow the signals of the body and plan accordingly: how intensely can I exercise, how much time do I need to plan for regeneration, how many and which tournaments should I play…? And then, last but not least, I would like to mention you fans. You play an important role in my career and in my life in general. Without you, I probably would never have won as many matches as I did. Thank you so much for all your support!

I am profoundly proud of not only being able to compete with my opponents today – but also with history. I am looking forward to many more unforgettable tennis-moments together with you all.

Your's, Roger

Federerhingis
02-26-2007, 12:01 AM
Is it me or is it a statement of the obvious?

Even if he stopped playing now he wouldn't lose the number 1 spot for several months - add another 160 weeks onto that for a successor to stat at #1 long enough to break the record and - TADA - you get "at least 3 more years"

That's magic.

:)

Yes precisely, even if he lost first round in Dubai, Indian Wells, Miami, Monaco, Rome, Roland Garros, and Gerry Webber he would still be number one. So yes at the very worst he will be adding another 16 weeks to this 160 consecutive weeks at being number one. God forbid this did happen he'l still be numero uno until wimbledon comes around. ;)

Corey Feldman
02-26-2007, 12:07 AM
Even if fed has said he will be no1 for 3 more years.... he'd still be humble, we all know its gonna be at least 5 years.

Corey Feldman
02-26-2007, 12:10 AM
the main thing is he's back playing..
im fed up with these one month hibernations after every slam.
if you ask me he's getting a bit paranoid about his body... scared to death of an injury or tiredness.

jacobhiggins
02-26-2007, 12:24 AM
Are people allowed to think Roger is arrogant. People think Rafa is arrogant, which I personally think that's absurd. But I think Roger is arrogant. So what

Because with Rafa there's some truth to it with Federer there's none.

Corey Feldman
02-26-2007, 12:31 AM
All the great tennis players over the years have a bit of arrogance/belief in themselves, they probably wouldnt have got to the top without it.

some show it a bit more, i remember a Sampras quote before he played Rafter at the 1998 US Open semis and someone asked him what is the difference between you and Rafter right now?
Sampras: about 10 grand slams.

great pete :yeah:

GlennMirnyi
02-26-2007, 12:34 AM
All the great tennis players over the years have a bit of arrogance/belief in themselves, they probably wouldnt have got to the top without it.

some show it a bit more, i remember a Sampras quote before he played Rafter at the 1998 US Open semis and someone asked him what is the difference between you and Rafter right now?
Sampras: about 10 grand slams.

great pete :yeah:

That was really a great one.

spencercarlos
02-26-2007, 12:35 AM
Yeah, seriously. How is that not being humble? He is guaranteed that record will stay with him for three-plus years. He never said he expects to be number one for the next three years.
Exactly :lol: how could they think he meant he will keep the number one ranking for three years at least IMO

nobama
02-26-2007, 12:38 AM
the main thing is he's back playing..
im fed up with these one month hibernations after every slam.
if you ask me he's getting a bit paranoid about his body... scared to death of an injury or tiredness.Hey, whatever he's doing it seems to be working, that's good enough for me. Plus it's good to enjoy a tournament with out nerves once in a while. :lol:

sondraj06
02-26-2007, 12:48 AM
Hey, whatever he's doing it seems to be working, that's good enough for me. Plus it's good to enjoy a tournament with out nerves once in a while. :lol:

Yeah I woulnd't know what that felt like :mad:

Corey Feldman
02-26-2007, 12:55 AM
Hey, whatever he's doing it seems to be working, that's good enough for me. Plus it's good to enjoy a tournament with out nerves once in a while. :lol:As long as he doesnt make himself rusty one of these times.
nearly March and he's played 1 event.

what are his 5 optionals this year as well ?... he's skipped qatar and rotterdam now (usual stops for him).

so far i can think of 4 - dubai, halle, tokyo, basel.

surely he'll fill the 5.

Xristos
02-26-2007, 12:56 AM
Fed is only telling the truth.

All_Slam_Andre
02-26-2007, 01:08 AM
Regarding Federer's schedule, I think he has made the right decision to cut back on Doha and Rotterdam. Because he will go deep in the draw in virtually every tournament he plays in, naturally he needs to schedule less tournament. He didn't need to play in Doha this year as the Kooyong Classic alone is enough preparation for the Australian. That decision paid off. He was also right to stop playing in Rotterdam as well. In 2005, he played in Rotterdam, Dubai, Indian Wells, Miami, winning all 4 titles in a short space time. By the time the claycourt season came along, he was absolutely exhausted. He knows how vital the claycourt season will be for him every year. He needs to be in top shape for Monte-Carlo. He had to sacrifice one tournament out of Rotterdam and Dubai, and considering Dubai offers 50 more ranking points for winning the title, and he has a base in the city, Rotterdam had to go.

Corey Feldman
02-26-2007, 01:11 AM
maybe he'll play somehwere like Indianapolis or Washington this year..

All_Slam_Andre
02-26-2007, 01:16 AM
The gap between Wimbledon and Toronto is a risky one. Federer is probably the only player who can afford not to play in a minor tournament between Wimbledon and Canada/Cincy. Nadal and Nalbandian didn't play any smaller tournaments and it backfired on them. If Federer was ever to perform badly at both Canada and Cincy (hard to imagine), he could always ask for a wildcard at New Haven. I can't see them turning him down

rolandee
02-26-2007, 01:29 AM
To be honest,what Roger said is absolutely probable. Even though he can no longer win 3 or more Grand Slam each year , but what about 1 or 2 ? And the Master Series?:)

rafagirlno1
02-26-2007, 02:03 AM
he is always arogant . he always think he is the best and no one better than him . he should learn to behave properly and then play tennis . when he lost to murray he blames bad sheduleing and does not give credit for murray . he has too much ego and thinks nadal wins only because left handed .

aagbest
02-26-2007, 02:04 AM
I didn't hear Roger's comments verbatim but if he did say that he is a pompous ego-head.
I wish to god he would've arrived in tennis in the early 90's and faced off with Sampras, Agassi, Courier, Chang, Edberg, Ivanisevic, Rafter, and don't forget the clay court masters, Sergio Brugera, Alex Corretja, Kafelnikov, & Kuerten. Did I leave off Wilander in that era ?
I do not think he will have as many grand slams or consecutive wins as he does now if he arrived about 5 or 6 years earlier. ..No Way !!!

You cannot be serious to think Nadal, Roddick, Blake, Gonzalez, Haas or Davydenko are in the same class as those guys I mentioned. Fed is head and shoulders above his competition with incredible shot making, mental toughness, and an all around game that is beautiful. He does not win convincing enough over some of his opponents except for the pitiful americans ( blake and roddick; with those one dimensional power games...big serve and big forehand...ho hum.....hoo haa!!)

appreciate thoughts from people who watched the 90's tennis players.

nobama
02-26-2007, 03:02 AM
I didn't hear Roger's comments verbatim but if he did say that he is a pompous ego-head.
I wish to god he would've arrived in tennis in the early 90's and faced off with Sampras, Agassi, Courier, Chang, Edberg, Ivanisevic, Rafter, and don't forget the clay court masters, Sergio Brugera, Alex Corretja, Kafelnikov, & Kuerten. Did I leave off Wilander in that era ?
I do not think he will have as many grand slams or consecutive wins as he does now if he arrived about 5 or 6 years earlier. ..No Way !!!

You cannot be serious to think Nadal, Roddick, Blake, Gonzalez, Haas or Davydenko are in the same class as those guys I mentioned. Fed is head and shoulders above his competition with incredible shot making, mental toughness, and an all around game that is beautiful. He does not win convincing enough over some of his opponents except for the pitiful americans ( blake and roddick; with those one dimensional power games...big serve and big forehand...ho hum.....hoo haa!!)

appreciate thoughts from people who watched the 90's tennis players.
:wavey: Go post on tennis-warehouse. You'll be more appreciated there.

nobama
02-26-2007, 03:03 AM
he is always arogant . he always think he is the best and no one better than him . he should learn to behave properly and then play tennis . when he lost to murray he blames bad sheduleing and does not give credit for murray . he has too much ego and thinks nadal wins only because left handed .:spit: :haha:

nobama
02-26-2007, 03:06 AM
maybe he'll play somehwere like Indianapolis or Washington this year..And miss his month off in Dubai. Not likely. I can't see him playing New Haven either because of all the stuff going on the week before the US Open.

sondraj06
02-26-2007, 03:22 AM
:wavey: Go post on tennis-warehouse. You'll be more appreciated there.


Haha I went there today I was wondering if any one else had checked out any other tennis forums, but I'm so against signing up for anything else. And to have to start arguing with a whole new crowd of people, it is exhausting enough with the folks over here. So I guess I'll stick with the usual suspects on MTF

nobama
02-26-2007, 04:18 AM
Haha I went there today I was wondering if any one else had checked out any other tennis forums, but I'm so against signing up for anything else. And to have to start arguing with a whole new crowd of people, it is exhausting enough with the folks over here. So I guess I'll stick with the usual suspects on MTFGuys that get a hard on thinking about the players of the 90s would fit in well over there. :lol:

Allure
02-26-2007, 04:39 AM
MTF :worship:

TennisWareHouse:rolleyes: :ras:

Peacemaster
02-26-2007, 04:45 AM
I try not to get abusive, but there's a time and a place for everything. This is for the horde of the demented and sense-challenged:

Federer Says: “Jimmy was one of the all-time great players. He played for such a long time. To stay fit through all that time with such intensity is quite remarkable. We know players today who are intense – Hewitt and Nadal. Can you imagine them playing until 40 years old? It’s almost impossible. But Jimmy did that.

“This is definitely something that will stay for quite sometime. I’ll definitely keep it [the record] for three years [laughing] It’s very hard to beat. It’s not something you do overnight. It’s a long, hardworking process.”

One can see more on the ATP site.

EDIT: Note that he says "It’s very hard to beat". The "It", then, is the record. He laughs too.

refero*fervens
02-26-2007, 05:03 AM
(161)/52=3.--------
:crazy: :p

Action Jackson
02-26-2007, 05:36 AM
case, the tabloid journalist is up to it again.

Fedever
02-26-2007, 06:59 AM
Is it me or is it a statement of the obvious?

Even if he stopped playing now he wouldn't lose the number 1 spot for several months - add another 160 weeks onto that for a successor to stat at #1 long enough to break the record and - TADA - you get "at least 3 more years"

That's magic.

:)

Exactly. A voice of reason.

Hingie
02-26-2007, 07:07 AM
Does the original thread starter not know how to read? "This is something that will stay with me for quite some time," the 25-year-old Swiss star said Sunday. "I think I will definitely keep it for the next three years, at least." "THIS" and "IT" means the record, not the number 1 ranking. And he's basically set the record by being number 1 for three years, hence if he is to lose that record, it won't be at least for another three years as it will take his successor three years to accumulate that many weeks. Dumbass who can't read.

radics
02-26-2007, 07:45 AM
Had to post this for all of you who keep saying how humble he is;) :p
Is he really saying he will be no. 1 for three more yrs of that the record wont be broken for three years? Either way :haha:


I'm thinking how fast will you fed fans be in giving me bad rep!!!!!!!
go ahead i have quite a collection from you zanies:p

here is the link:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070225/ap_on_sp_te_ne/ten_federer_no1;_ylt=AsTmPrF0hLjAtlZVRSg3OLTMWM0F

If he loses the number one spot TODAY he will at least keep his record for the next three years. You ask why? Well, because it will take someone else also three years to collect 161 weeks as number one... Got it? It's really not that hard to understand if you try.

Roger 1 - case 0

oz_boz
02-26-2007, 08:36 AM
headcase the tabloid journalist is up to it again.

Back with a bang.

Castafiore
02-26-2007, 08:36 AM
It's going to be very easy to reach 10 pages and more if people just keep repeating each other.

Action Jackson
02-26-2007, 08:40 AM
It's going to be very easy to reach 10 pages and more if people just keep repeating each other.

My settings are 40 posts per page, so if this reached 10 pages, then case will have enough money to solve the case.

Apemant
02-26-2007, 11:11 AM
People really need to stop arguing about this, his fans thinks he is not. Other people think he is. big deal

I agree that people need to stop arguing about this. Everyone sees that Federer is about as humble as humanely possible for a guy in his shoes, only the most irrational Federer haters, and perhaps people who can't contain their jealousy, insist that he is arrogant.

Let me put it this way; Federer is no more arrogant than you or me, but unlike the two of us, he actually has 10 Grand Slams to brag about. Can you imagine yourself being an undisputed #1 for 161 consecutive weeks in doing anything, let alone a sport as popular as tennis? How would you sound if you were in his place?

buzz
02-26-2007, 11:31 AM
I think the three years was a Roger joke; This record will be hard to break, it will be mine at least for another three years(mathematically) :).

Sorry but I consider it some kind of joke when I say something like that. Now I know why people think I haven't got much Humor....

Apemant
02-26-2007, 12:14 PM
I think the three years was a Roger joke; This record will be hard to break, it will be mine at least for another three years(mathematically) :).


Yep, it was most likely a tongue-in-cheek thing. Like in, hee-hee here is a record that's quite unbreakable in the next 3 years, LOL. :devil: Roger is a funny guy...

Jogy
02-26-2007, 12:38 PM
Even the Federer jerk luck will soon run out much sooner than three years :rocker2: It can be over quickly.

aagbest
02-26-2007, 01:58 PM
Mirkaland,

nice and short and simple defensive responses. AKA the Federer kiss-ass.
definitely a lack of competition idiot. clean the brown out of your eyes or are you as arrogant as Fed.

case
02-26-2007, 02:12 PM
case, the tabloid journalist is up to it again.


It really is what I aim for. ;) gw is the only one here who understands me.:sad:
So many here are way too serious about "their"
players. This place can get mighty boring. And as long as fed gets noted on every page of gm i should think his fans would be happy.
What is that old saying-there is no such thing as bad publicity.:p

I have been accused of not being able to read but my accusers should actually try reading my posts instead of putting more words in my posts than I do. Fed does have an ego. End of story.

TennisOz
02-26-2007, 02:20 PM
Yeah, seriously. How is that not being humble? He is guaranteed that record will stay with him for three-plus years. He never said he expects to be number one for the next three years.

The OP clearly thinks Roger was saying he'd be #1 for another 3 years which is obviously not what he was saying. Perhaps Roger is bright enough to know that 3 x 52 = 156? Let's credit him with intelligence rather than saying he was big noting himself (haven't had time to read other than the first few posts so apologies if I've just repeated what others have said).:D

Oz

zicofirol
02-26-2007, 02:28 PM
what a non story, case didn't even understand what federer said...

G4.
02-26-2007, 02:40 PM
what a non story, case didn't even understand what federer said...

sad when someone can't read in his mother tongue

Sjengster
02-26-2007, 03:57 PM
head-case strikes again.

aagbest
02-26-2007, 04:21 PM
alright so the man didn't say that..
Also, don't mis-read what I said, Federer is outstanding & beautiful to watch..and well as Pat McEnroe said.."that shot was just sick".... or incredible. the man does things I haven't seen before.
my only thing is the quality of the rest of men's tennis is not where it used to be.

FSRteam
02-26-2007, 04:58 PM
Had to post this for all of you who keep saying how humble he is;) :p
Is he really saying he will be no. 1 for three more yrs or that the record wont be broken for three years? Either way :haha:


I'm thinking how fast will you fed fans be in giving me bad rep!!!!!!!
go ahead i have quite a collection from you zanies:p

here is the link:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070225/ap_on_sp_te_ne/ten_federer_no1;_ylt=AsTmPrF0hLjAtlZVRSg3OLTMWM0F


The record will definitely not be broken for another 3 years since the record is three years (161 weeks), you stupid d...!!!

He's just saying that it is a fact he will at least keep it for the next 3 years!

Why does that statement make him arrogant?!? :confused:

sondraj06
02-26-2007, 05:07 PM
I can't believe this went 11 pages, oh wait, yes I can, this MTF. But I think it's agreed from the post of the last few pages that he didn't mean he'd be number one for the next 3 years. I think you all have convinced people of that. Some people are saying he is arrogant apart from that.

atheneglaukopis
02-27-2007, 02:10 AM
Humble people aren't allowed to do math?No, because demonstrating grade-school math skills makes some people look stupid, and doing the math for those of us who would have figured it out on our own...insults our intelligence. So the verdict is, yes, Federer is hopelessly arrogant.

Peacemaster
02-27-2007, 02:44 AM
The saddest thing about this thread: the (head)case who started it did not stick to his/her guns (see, for instance, post timed 10:12 am). The subtle, yet deliberate in a lump-in-throat kind of way, light-making is embarrassing, at best, and a poorly veiled attempt at back-tracking, at worst. The edit of the original post at 10:05 am in order to tone down the originally comedic mis-interpretation is disheartening, to say the least.

Personally, I respect and even prefer idiots who have the onions to hang on to their ideologies, however indicative of illiteracy be said ideologies.

:)

Rommella
02-27-2007, 04:55 AM
:haha: Seems like some people failed reading comprehension in school.

Apemant
02-27-2007, 09:40 AM
This is a Case of misinterpretation
It is a case of seeing what one wants to see
It is a sad case of trying hard to make people look bad, for no good reason whatsoever

case closed

:devil:

case
03-02-2007, 01:06 AM
The saddest thing about this thread: the (head)case who started it did not stick to his/her guns (see, for instance, post timed 10:12 am). The subtle, yet deliberate in a lump-in-throat kind of way, light-making is embarrassing, at best, and a poorly veiled attempt at back-tracking, at worst. The edit of the original post at 10:05 am in order to tone down the originally comedic mis-interpretation is disheartening, to say the least.

Personally, I respect and even prefer idiots who have the onions to hang on to their ideologies, however indicative of illiteracy be said ideologies.

:)
Ty you for being so observant, But all i did was correct that word "of" to the word "or"

Originally Posted by case
Had to post this for all of you who keep saying how humble he is
Is he really saying he will be no. 1 for three more yrs of that the record wont be broken for three years? Either way

I'm thinking how fast will you fed fans be in giving me bad rep!!!!!!!
go ahead i have quite a collection from you zanies



here is the corrected version!
Had to post this for all of you who keep saying how humble he is
Is he really saying he will be no. 1 for three more yrs or that the record wont be broken for three years? Either way


I'm thinking how fast will you fed fans be in giving me bad rep!!!!!!!
go ahead i have quite a collection from you zanies

so not only do i stand by my statements i always strive for improvements!

Peacemaster
03-02-2007, 01:52 AM
Ty you for being so observant, But all i did was correct that word "of" to the word "or"

Originally Posted by case
Had to post this for all of you who keep saying how humble he is
Is he really saying he will be no. 1 for three more yrs of that the record wont be broken for three years? Either way

I'm thinking how fast will you fed fans be in giving me bad rep!!!!!!!
go ahead i have quite a collection from you zanies


here is the corrected version!
Had to post this for all of you who keep saying how humble he is
Is he really saying he will be no. 1 for three more yrs or that the record wont be broken for three years? Either way


I'm thinking how fast will you fed fans be in giving me bad rep!!!!!!!
go ahead i have quite a collection from you zanies

so not only do i stand by my statements i always strive for improvements!

I guess I was just venturing slanderous speculation about statements made by another individual based on deliberate mis-interpretation of intent and a flimsy premise...

Wait a second... that sounds familiar!

:)

case
03-02-2007, 02:48 AM
I guess I was just venturing slanderous speculation about statements made by another individual based on deliberate mis-interpretation of intent and a flimsy premise...

Wait a second... that sounds familiar!

:)
:wavey: ;) i think you've got it.
But obviously you are speaking in the abstract and about no certain individual

Peacemaster
03-02-2007, 02:58 AM
:wavey: ;) i think you've got it.
But obviously you are speaking in the abstract and about no certain individual

Right you are. You wouldn't know this individual.

;)