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Mirkaland surprisingly missed this article about Federer, so I thought I'd post it...

adee-gee
03-24-2007, 12:27 AM
I don't want you all getting brainwashed with all the pleasant articles mirkaland posts about Federer the gentleman, I thought it's nice to have the other side of the coin :cool:

Source : http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports_tennisblog/2007/03/roger_didnt_imp.html

"I must admit that I was sorely disappointed and a little concerned. First, Roger upon coming out of the locker room was approached (and I do not mean swarmed or overwhelmed) by fans, many of them kids holding out their giant yellow tennis balls seeking a quick Roger Federer squiggled autograph. Roger with his overdone security entourage in tow did not issue one signature and continued walking on.

"Okay, maybe he was rushing after having spent most of the day watching his NBF (New Best Friend) Tiger practice for the Doral and was concerned about the threatening rainstorm in Miami and not having much time to hit. Whatever! As the hoard of fans Pied Piper style followed him to his designated side court to witness with great anticipation some Federer magic we were again disappointed.

"No idea who was on the court with him – some young unknown player (who looked to be no more than 18) and some others who merely served as ball boys. So after watching a painfully unimpressive 30-minute practice session where, if someone who knew nothing about tennis and Federer, would put these two players on the same level (five shanks off the frame from the Great One) he sat down and prepared to leave the court.

"I thought to myself, 'Let’s see how he handles his exit,' where once again adoring fans eagerly awaited that precious RF signature and once again he and his entourage walked by acknowledging no one, signing not one autograph.

"Standing nearby was the Mystery Practice Partner (a very approachable guy) so I went up to him and asked, “Who are you? Do you know Federer? Are you a pro? Have you hit with him before?” The kid awkwardly answered that this was the first time he had hit with Federer, did not know him and he is a junior tennis player. I laughed and asked “is Federer really a nice guy?” to which the Mystery Partner said gushingly, “Oh yes.” I said, jokingly, “Well good, because it looked like you kicked his (derriere) in that practice session.

"What is up with Federer? After his ridiculous loss to Canas in Indian Wells I think he needs to take stock and perhaps take a bite of humble pie. It's OK not to win every tournament, but to crash out in the second round of Masters tournament where you are defending champ? Hmmmm. I recall an interview on the Tennis Channel where Roger was asked what is the most important lesson you have learned in life to which he responded, 'It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.'

”And that includes taking two minutes to sign an autograph or two. ‘Nuf said. Roger, I will send you a dozen Sharpies if that would help.

"Please do not use my name, but I thought perhaps this was worth sharing and, by the way, I am one of the biggest Federer fans on earth. But I'm also a keen observer of people and know that no one walks on water. For better or worse, in sports as in life, public image is everything!"

Mistaflava
03-24-2007, 12:28 AM
why did you have to mention her name?

now she'll think she actually means something to this forum.

cobalt60
03-24-2007, 12:32 AM
Would you call this heresay? Afterall some of us could post our stories on blogs too;) and we'd be called liars by some, truthsayers by others;) I guess it is all in the eye of the beholder.

scarecrows
03-24-2007, 12:43 AM
wow, we're digging articles from lame blogs now Adam?

Johnny Groove
03-24-2007, 12:45 AM
Adam, we all know that Federer is a dick, no need to re-inforce it :p

adee-gee
03-24-2007, 12:45 AM
wow, we're digging articles from lame blogs now Adam?
Federer has fooled the press, fans are the best way of bringing out the truth ;)

tangerine_dream
03-24-2007, 12:46 AM
:spit: Oh, Adam, you're bad :haha:

scarecrows
03-24-2007, 12:47 AM
Federer has fooled the press, fans are the best way of bringing out the truth ;)

those 'fans' could be people like RFK or Mistaflava so you cant expect much most of the time

Yappa
03-24-2007, 12:48 AM
Damn, this is nearly as shocking as Roddicks behaviour when some kid gave him a birthday card (or what was it?) and he threw it away right away after leaving the court. :sad:

scoobs
03-24-2007, 12:49 AM
Damn, this is nearly as shocking as Roddicks behaviour when some kid gave him a birthday card (or what was it?) and he threw it away right away after leaving the court. :sad:
It could also be nearly as fact-based as that one turned out to be.

cobalt60
03-24-2007, 12:49 AM
Federer has fooled the press, fans are the best way of bringing out the truth ;)

Only if those fans are believed :lol::p

Yappa
03-24-2007, 12:50 AM
It could also be nearly as fact-based as that one turned out to be.

No need for discussion. ;)

Sunset of Age
03-24-2007, 12:52 AM
Of course. Fed isn't allowed to practice and work on his game, he should be giving out autographs all the time! That arrogant moron!

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Any a disappointed fan can post something like that on a blog... lame, very lame.

Or Levy
03-24-2007, 12:52 AM
I gotta say, that did not sound like a fan.

I've been a fan of someone I was disappointed of (a TV star, nothing Tennis related), when I related the incident on a fourm you could TELL I was a disappointed fan, this is more like the gloating of a guy who tried for years to prove a point and finally managed, IMHO.

Back to the issue, he is human and allowed to have bad days where he doesn't sigh authographs, he definitly signed them after his loss to Canas.

adee-gee
03-24-2007, 12:55 AM
Am I the only one that thinks it's digustingly arrogant to practice for Masters Series by:
a) Hitting with someone in their back garden who hasn't played competitively for years (no matter how good he was, a hit with Crap-Lo would probably be more productive).
b) Then hitting with a junior after you might have thought he'd learnt his lesson.

Come on Querrey, that might teach him :rocker2:

Yappa
03-24-2007, 12:56 AM
Back to the issue, he is human and allowed to have bad days where he doesn't sigh authographs, he definitly signed them after his loss to Canas.

Only because he knew that he would be seen on TV. :D ;)

Beforehand
03-24-2007, 12:56 AM
I find it sort of hilarious that someone's calling Federer's kindness into question in the same article that mentions him hitting with an eighteen-year-old junior he doesn't know, and not going wild and crushing him.

Seems odd to me.

Beforehand
03-24-2007, 12:57 AM
Am I the only one that thinks it's digustingly arrogant to practice for Masters Series by:
a) Hitting with someone in their back garden who hasn't played competitively for years (no matter how good he was, a hit with Crap-Lo would probably be more productive).
b) Then hitting with a junior after you might have thought he'd learnt his lesson.

Come on Querrey, that might teach him :rocker2:
You're right. He should probably just practice with Nadal or Roddick.

sondraj06
03-24-2007, 12:58 AM
I find it sort of hilarious that someone's calling Federer's kindness into question in the same article that mentions him hitting with an eighteen-year-old junior he doesn't know, and not going wild and crushing him.

Seems odd to me.

Only playing devils advocate, once again maybe because he knew he'd be seen, you'd be surprised how celebs treat people when the cameras and a audience isn't around

Sunset of Age
03-24-2007, 12:59 AM
I gotta say, that did not sound like a fan.

I've been a fan of someone I was disappointed of (a TV star, nothing Tennis related), when I related the incident on a fourm you could TELL I was a disappointed fan, this is more like the gloating of a guy who tried for years to prove a point and finally managed, IMHO.


Could well be, indeed. A true fan would show more... sadness, disappointment, whatever.

NicoFan
03-24-2007, 12:59 AM
Sounds like another delusional fan... :lol:

Obviously the guys don't sign autographs all the time. Sometimes they do...sometimes they don't. Maybe he was in a rush. Maybe he was having a bad day. Or maybe he just didn't feel like it that day. ;) :lol: Don't we all have those moments.

I've seen King Fed sign lots of autographs...maybe I need to write a letter to the Sun-Sentinel and tell them about it. :lol:

And really - whoever would get that upset about it to write a letter needs some serious help.

:lol: :lol:

Beforehand
03-24-2007, 01:01 AM
Only playing devils advocate, once again maybe because he knew he'd be seen, you'd be surprised how celebs treat people when the cameras and a audience isn't around
Yeah, but that seems to suggest he would mug for the cameras by playing with a junior (which he's known for doing), and then would decide...FUCK THE CAMERAS! I HATE AUTOGRAPH SEEKING FANS!

scarecrows
03-24-2007, 01:03 AM
Yeah, but that seems to suggest he would mug for the cameras by playing with a junior (which he's known for doing), and then would decide...FUCK THE CAMERAS! I HATE AUTOGRAPH SEEKING FANS!

did you just try to give sondra a valid argument? :confused:
why waste your time :shrug:

sondraj06
03-24-2007, 01:03 AM
Well I don't know about that if i'm a fan of someone and I'm at an event and i ask for an autograph and they blow me off, then i would be upset. Even if they took the time to say no I would understand it more, but don't act all big with your entourage around you. I could understand it if he was out at a restaurant or something.

sondraj06
03-24-2007, 01:03 AM
did you just try to give sondra a valid argument? :confused:
why waste your time :shrug:

Your birth was a waste of time

Beforehand
03-24-2007, 01:05 AM
did you just try to give sondra a valid argument? :confused:
why waste your time :shrug:
:lol:

My mistake.

Kitty de Sade
03-24-2007, 01:05 AM
Of course. Fed isn't allowed to practice and work on his game, he should be giving out autographs all the time! That arrogant moron!

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Any a disappointed fan can post something like that on a blog... lame, very lame.

For some reason that struck me funny. :lol:

Blogs are impossible to authenticate. They're inherently biased. This one doesn't seem any different. I suppose it doesn't matter- Federer could get a rubber stamp of approval by the hand of God and it wouldn't change the opinion of those people determined to find fault with him.

sondraj06
03-24-2007, 01:07 AM
Yeah, but that seems to suggest he would mug for the cameras by playing with a junior (which he's known for doing), and then would decide...FUCK THE CAMERAS! I HATE AUTOGRAPH SEEKING FANS!

then you should never step into celeb life, it's not for you

mangoes
03-24-2007, 01:11 AM
I don't want you all getting brainwashed with all the pleasant articles mirkaland posts about Federer the gentleman, I thought it's nice to have the other side of the coin :cool:

Source : http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports_tennisblog/2007/03/roger_didnt_imp.html

Oh Adam:smash: Adam:hug: :lol: :lol: :lol: And your campaign to turn Roger's image into the green monster continues:ras: :ras: :ras: About as believable as Uncle Toni fixing the draws:lol: :lol:

Many will say the opposite of Roger and his willingness to stick around to sign autographs for his fans. I can't believe someone took the time to write the Sun Sentinel about this.

Sunset of Age
03-24-2007, 01:12 AM
For some reason that struck me funny. :lol:

Blogs are impossible to authenticate. They're inherently biased. This one doesn't seem any different. I suppose it doesn't matter- Federer could get a rubber stamp of approval by the hand of God and it wouldn't change the opinion of those people determined to find fault with him.

Heheh. Glad you noticed. ;)
And you're right - blogs are always biased, but that's one of the reason people write blogs: to give their own opinion on things, however delusional that opinion might be.
As for Feds... it's like you say, the guy doesn't seem to be able to do anything right for some. :rolleyes:

scarecrows
03-24-2007, 01:13 AM
Your birth was a waste of time

my diploma in medicine doesnt think the same :cool:

sondraj06
03-24-2007, 01:14 AM
Sorry, but I'm not going to take an unprofessional blog entry by a biased writer seriously. Every player on the ATP, even the supposedly super nice ones, has been the subject of a fan story in which the fan was unhappy with the way that player acted towards him/her. If I believed all that crap I wouldn't like a single player on tour.



:haha: Have you even seen the way people swarm around the more popular tennis players? There is a reason the entourage is there, and it's not to "act big." And sorry, but he is far more likely to be mobbed by fans on the grounds of a tennis tournament than he is in some restaurant where not everyone there knows about tennis or about who Federer is.

You think tennis stars get hounded more than your average celeb. It's no different. no body is going to cut you, you don't need guard dogs for protection. That's a little extreme.

And my point was that to blow anyone off for any reason is rude. I don't care who you are or what you have to do.

cobalt60
03-24-2007, 01:15 AM
For some reason that struck me funny. :lol:

Blogs are impossible to authenticate. They're inherently biased. This one doesn't seem any different. I suppose it doesn't matter- Federer could get a rubber stamp of approval by the hand of God and it wouldn't change the opinion of those people determined to find fault with him.

:worship:

cobalt60
03-24-2007, 01:16 AM
Something tells me that this thread was more about Adam trying to get folks going than it is about Federer;) Good job Adam :lol:

NicoFan
03-24-2007, 01:17 AM
Sorry, but I'm not going to take an unprofessional blog entry by a biased writer seriously. Every player on the ATP, even the supposedly super nice ones, has been the subject of a fan story in which the fan was unhappy with the way that player acted towards him/her. If I believed all that crap I wouldn't like a single player on tour.


So true... :worship:

I like tennis. I like the players. I just want to enjoy the sport and the players. I know they aren't 100% perfect, and since no one is, I don't expect them to be.

So these stories go in one ear...and out the other. Wish I didn't have to hear or read these fans nonsense to begin with. :rolleyes:

Sunset of Age
03-24-2007, 01:17 AM
You think tennis stars get hounded more than your average celeb. It's no different. no body is going to cut you, you don't need guard dogs for protection. That's a little extreme.

Tell that to Monica Seles... :rolleyes:

sondraj06
03-24-2007, 01:19 AM
Tell that to Monica Seles... :rolleyes:

She got cut by a fan asking her for an autograph at a tennis event?

NicoFan
03-24-2007, 01:20 AM
She got cut by a fan asking her for an autograph at a tennis event?

Sondra really - if you don't know what happened with Monica Seles then you shouldn't be posting on a tennis message board... :eek:

scoobs
03-24-2007, 01:21 AM
She got cut by a fan asking her for an autograph at a tennis event?
No she got stabbed on court - supposedly even more secure than wandering around the grounds.

mangoes
03-24-2007, 01:21 AM
Tell that to Monica Seles... :rolleyes:

Same thing ran through my mind when I read that idiotic post. I still get chills thinking about it.

There is definitely a need for some sort of security on the grounds of a tennis tournament. We all assume that things will be safe, but all it takes is one nutcase.

Sunset of Age
03-24-2007, 01:21 AM
She got cut by a fan asking her for an autograph at a tennis event?

You don't even know? :eek:
She got STABBED by a totally delusional Graf-fan. Reason enough for all tennis stars, especially someone like Feds who seems to steer up so much hatred by some, to have a GIGANTIC bunch of security people caring for their safety!

adee-gee
03-24-2007, 01:22 AM
Can we stop going off topic :sad:

Out of interest, if the blog was about how wonderful Federer was and how much time he spent with his fans, would people be making the same snide remarks about the validity of a blog entry. Me thinks not.

Beforehand
03-24-2007, 01:22 AM
then you should never step into celeb life, it's not for you
Thanks...um...Brad Pitt?

scoobs
03-24-2007, 01:23 AM
Same thing ran through my mind when I read that idiotic post. I still get chills thinking about it.

There is definitely a need for some sort of security on the grounds of a tennis tournament. We all assume that things will be safe, but all it takes is one nutcase.
In some ways it's fortunate there have been less of these types of incidents, given how exposed the players can be at tournaments - you go to Wimbledon and you see them wandering among the crowds as they make their way to matches on outside courts.

sondraj06
03-24-2007, 01:23 AM
Sondra really - if you don't know what happened with Monica Seles then you shouldn't be posting on a tennis message board... :eek:

What are you talking about that was before I was into tennis, sorry didn't spend my whole life watching and posting in tennis forums like you

scoobs
03-24-2007, 01:23 AM
Can we stop going off topic :sad:

Out of interest, if the blog was about how wonderful Federer was and how much time he spent with his fans, would people be making the same snide remarks about the validity of a blog entry. Me thinks not.
You're extremely naughty. You wind them up and watch them go :)

sondraj06
03-24-2007, 01:23 AM
Thanks...um...Brad Pitt?

welcome um Britney spears

NicoFan
03-24-2007, 01:24 AM
Can we stop going off topic :sad:

Out of interest, if the blog was about how wonderful Federer was and how much time he spent with his fans, would people be making the same snide remarks about the validity of a blog entry. Me thinks not.

You are such a nut Adam. :hug:

Are you trying to make poor Mirkaland crazy? Don't be mean to her. :smash:

cobalt60
03-24-2007, 01:25 AM
Can we stop going off topic :sad:

Out of interest, if the blog was about how wonderful Federer was and how much time he spent with his fans, would people be making the same snide remarks about the validity of a blog entry. Me thinks not.

Me thinks you are right;)

sondraj06
03-24-2007, 01:26 AM
You don't even know? :eek:
She got STABBED by a totally delusional Graf-fan. Reason enough for all tennis stars, especially someone like Feds who seems to steer up so much hatred by some, to have a GIGANTIC bunch of security people caring for their safety!

No, I knew she got stabbed but not the details. I just don't think tennis stars are anymore at risk than celebs and if they can fair the harsh waters of reality without but loads of security, I don't see why it's a problem for tennis stars. I mean there have been tons of cases of stalkers of celebs and they still manage. I don't think it's that big of a deal is all.

Johnny Groove
03-24-2007, 01:26 AM
mangoes, did you read my PM?

Blaze
03-24-2007, 01:27 AM
No, I knew she got stabbed but not the details. I just don't think tennis stars are anymore at risk than celebs and if they can fair the harsh waters of reality without but loads of security, I don't see why it's a problem for tennis stars. I mean there have been tons of cases of stalkers of celebs and they still manage. I don't think it's that big of a deal is all.
:rolleyes:

adee-gee
03-24-2007, 01:27 AM
Are you trying to make poor Mirkaland crazy? Don't be mean to her. :smash:
I think it's fair to say she was already crazy ;)

sondraj06
03-24-2007, 01:28 AM
:rolleyes:

Let me guess, head of fed's personal security team. I knew you wouldn't agree

Sunset of Age
03-24-2007, 01:29 AM
Out of interest, if the blog was about how wonderful Federer was and how much time he spent with his fans, would people be making the same snide remarks about the validity of a blog entry. Me thinks not.

;) no, we'd just be happy for them.

Besides that, if you'd try and post all links to blogs telling exactly what you said in the above quote, you might have a daytime job in doing so! :D

cobalt60
03-24-2007, 01:31 AM
I think it's fair to say she was already crazy ;)

Well if that's true then she is not alone. The number of delusional obsessive fans on MTF is growing day to day;)

Blaze
03-24-2007, 01:31 AM
Let me guess, head of fed's personal security team. I knew you wouldn't agree

No, I just believe prevention is better than cure.

cobalt60
03-24-2007, 01:35 AM
Oh please. I don't speak for anyone else but I don't believe for one second that just because a biased fan/tard writes about how he or she was treated nicely by Celeb A it automatically means that Celeb A can't be an ass to someone else; likewise if a biased person said negative things about Celeb A I wouldn't necessarily take their experience at face value. I make my own personality judgments, and I'm not going to rely on what other people have told me about what they heard about how someone they know was treated during a brief moment with a stranger who is bombarded with people day in and day out.

:worship:
Exactly :yeah: Read my previous posts.

laure xxx
03-24-2007, 01:35 AM
Hmm, yes I do believe it will only be a matter of time before some crazed Roddick fan makes an attempt on Federer's life.

prima donna
03-24-2007, 01:36 AM
Certain individuals on this site insist upon passing judgement on others, when in reality, none of you are in any position to critique. He who is free of sin, cast the first stone. Any takers ? I didn't think so.

With that being said, I don't think that anyone on this board is under the impression that Roger is an absolute saint. However, we do know one thing. He's possibly the best to ever step onto a tennis court, so let's try judging players based on their accomplishments on the court, instead of their behavior outside of it.

silverwhite
03-24-2007, 01:37 AM
Princess, you gullible little thing. :awww:

mangoes
03-24-2007, 01:38 AM
mangoes, did you read my PM?

Yep. Reply sent:D I truly, truly hope Tuesday will put a big smile on my face:lol: :lol: :lol: But, given the luck that he is having of late, you'll be the happy one:devil:

embellish
03-24-2007, 01:39 AM
Certain individuals on this site insist upon passing judgement on others, when in reality, none of you are in any position to critique. He who is free of sin, cast the first stone. Any takers ? I didn't think so.

With that being said, I don't think that anyone on this board is under the impression that Roger is an absolute saint. However, we do know one thing. He's possibly the best to ever step onto a tennis court, so let's try judging players based on their accomplishment on the court, instead of their behavior outside of it.

OK emotionless robot whose domination has ruined the sport it is then :lol:

adee-gee
03-24-2007, 01:39 AM
Certain individuals on this site insist upon passing judgement on others, when in reality, none of you are in any position to critique. He who is free of sin, cast the first stone. Any takers ? I didn't think so.

With that being said, I don't think that anyone on this board is under the impression that Roger is an absolute saint. However, we do know one thing. He's possibly the best to ever step onto a tennis court, so let's try judging players based on their accomplishments on the court, instead of their behavior outside of it.
:banana: :banana: :banana:

Back with a bang :rocker2: :inlove:

Johnny Groove
03-24-2007, 01:43 AM
Yep. Reply sent:D I truly, truly hope Tuesday will put a big smile on my face:lol: :lol: :lol: But, given the luck that he is having of late, you'll be the happy one:devil:

We shall see :armed:

dkw
03-24-2007, 01:51 AM
adee-gee you brought Prima Donna out of hibernation... WOW!!!

partygirl
03-24-2007, 02:17 AM
i like it:D:cool:

...where is this attitude on court?:aplot:

Corey Feldman
03-24-2007, 03:56 AM
:lol: I see the tardito's are still as full of themselves as ever after Rafa won the Indian Wells Golden Slam Championship last week

wait and see, soon they will be talking him as the best in the world again when he wins Valencia or something.

Corey Feldman
03-24-2007, 04:06 AM
Something tells me that this thread was more about Adam trying to get folks going than it is about Federer;) Good job Adam :lol:That is always ppl's excuse when he does these things about Federer.
wake up for once :rolleyes:

Corey Feldman
03-24-2007, 04:12 AM
You're extremely naughty. You wind them up and watch them go :)lol..
double standards of MTF, anyone else did this thread & they would be a troll.

getting slagged by 90% of MTF..

but when Tardito #1 does it, its coz he's funny and 'winding ppl up' teheehee
:hug: :hug:

mugs everywhere :rolleyes:

Johnny Groove
03-24-2007, 04:17 AM
wait and see, soon they will be talking him as the best in the world again when he wins Valencia or something.

Hes not playing Valencia :p

soraya
03-24-2007, 04:44 AM
I think it's fair to say she was already crazy ;)

a bit harsh I might say.

Oh please. I don't speak for anyone else but I don't believe for one second that just because a biased fan/tard writes about how he or she was treated nicely by Celeb A it automatically means that Celeb A can't be an ass to someone else; likewise if a biased person said negative things about Celeb A I wouldn't necessarily take their experience at face value. I make my own personality judgments, and I'm not going to rely on what other people have told me about what they heard about how someone they know was treated during a brief moment with a stranger who is bombarded with people day in and day out.

:yeah: __________________

tripb19
03-24-2007, 04:47 AM
LMAO a blog post, nice one Adee-Gee :retard:

Metis
03-24-2007, 05:07 AM
:haha: I was just checking GM in WTAworld and there is a thread with title:

Marat Safin stepped on my foot...Anna Chakvetadze is a stone cold b#tch

Another disgruntled fan :lol:

bluefork
03-24-2007, 05:15 AM
Federer didn't sign a few autographs. Stop everything. Call the New York Times. Take away all of Roger's titles.

Come on. This article is a non-story. Does anyone really think that there's one player on tour that has signed every single autograph requested from him?

tripb19
03-24-2007, 05:17 AM
Federer didn't sign a few autographs. Stop everything. Call the New York Times. Take away all of Roger's titles.

Come on. This article is a non-story. Does anyone really think that there's one player on tour that has signed every single autograph requested from him?

Oscar Hernandez. Although, he has only been asked for his autograph twice, and one of those times the fan thought he was someone else.

Corey Feldman
03-24-2007, 05:25 AM
Oscar Hernandez. Although, he has only been asked for his autograph twice, and one of those times the fan thought he was someone else.And the other fan was GeorgeWHitler ?

:D

Veronique
03-24-2007, 05:48 AM
I've followed Tiger Woods since he's junior days. In fact, I still get upset everytime he misses a makable putt. Yet, the only time I dared criticize him for sitting in Federer's box at the USO 2006, people accused me of being a Tiger hater. I just had to laugh.

In Roger's defense, wasn't that the same day he was mobbed at Doral and Tiger had to rescue him? Sometimes enough is enough. These players are human too, ya know?

FluffyYellowBall
03-24-2007, 09:25 AM
Cant a tennis player be in a bad mood? Sure doesnt give him the right not sign autos but id rather see him not sign for anone than sign with fown on his face. Nothing wrng with what he did. Its notlike he doesnt like his fans...

Bobby
03-24-2007, 09:37 AM
Cant a tennis player be in a bad mood? Sure doesnt give him the right not sign autos but id rather see him not sign for anone than sign with fown on his face. Nothing wrng with what he did. Its notlike he doesnt like his fans...


This is a difficult issue. Ultimately I think that the fans should come first, because there wouldn't be any ATP tour without the fans. A part of the money Federer makes comes from the fans' pockets. So he should treat them good!

On the other hand, it's obvious that we all have some bad days. It's clear that Federer doesn't feel like signing autographs all the time. And that's ok. Still, an autograph and a picture can be an amazing experience for a 10-year old fan, something he will never forget. That's why I think that the players should do their best to treat the fans as well as possible in all situations.

tripb19
03-24-2007, 09:52 AM
And the other fan was GeorgeWHitler ?

:D

Bingo :haha:

Allez
03-24-2007, 09:52 AM
What a ridiculous thread :cuckoo: Any Fed hater could have written that tripe. It could easily have been Adam or Jogy who wrote that :rolleyes: They are clearly in the minority as 99.9% of people who've met Rogi go on to remark on just how nice this guy is :yeah: Even the players. Can't say the same about the likes of Nadal though. Just ask people like PHM & Ljubicic. They'll tell you and I'd believe them before believing some anonymous crazy fan who expects players to spend hours every day signing autographs :rolleyes:

FluffyYellowBall
03-24-2007, 10:08 AM
This is a difficult issue. Ultimately I think that the fans should come first, because there wouldn't be any ATP tour without the fans. A part of the money Federer makes comes from the fans' pockets. So he should treat them good!

On the other hand, it's obvious that we all have some bad days. It's clear that Federer doesn't feel like signing autographs all the time. And that's ok. Still, an autograph and a picture can be an amazing experience for a 10-year old fan, something he will never forget. That's why I think that the players should do their best to treat the fans as well as possible in all situations.

Its wasnt something personal towards the 10 year old boy! He didnt sign foir everybody BUT him and he didnt tell him anything insluting or rude like the day Petros baghdatis refused to sign for a little boy because he wasnt cheering for cyprus!:rolleyes:
Federer didnt sign for anyone. Can u really imagining practising everyday of ur life in and out of ur hometown and sigining after EVERY practise session for everybody??

FedFan
03-24-2007, 10:11 AM
What a ridiculous thread :cuckoo: Any Fed hater could have written that tripe. It could easily have been Adam or Jogy who wrote that :rolleyes: They are clearly in the minority as 99.9% of people who've met Rogi go on to remark on just how nice this guy is :yeah: Even the players. Can't say the same about the likes of Nadal though. Just ask people like PHM & Ljubicic. They'll tell you and I'd believe them before believing some anonymous crazy fan who expects players to spend hours every day signing autographs :rolleyes:

:worship:

It is indeed a ridiculous thread, but nothing is ridiculous enough for Adam to post, who obviously suffers from an attention deficit syndrome.

Bobby
03-24-2007, 10:23 AM
Its wasnt something personal towards the 10 year old boy! He didnt sign foir everybody BUT him and he didnt tell him anything insluting or rude like the day Petros baghdatis refused to sign for a little boy because he wasnt cheering for cyprus!:rolleyes:
Federer didnt sign for anyone. Can u really imagining practising everyday of ur life in and out of ur hometown and sigining after EVERY practise session for everybody??

Well, I was talking more in general terms. Everybody has their jobs and responsibilities. Tennis professional's job includes signing autographs while playing tournaments. Of course I understand that Federer is a nice man and he just might have had a bad day.

Allez
03-24-2007, 10:31 AM
Well, I was talking more in general terms. Everybody has their jobs and responsibilities. Tennis professional's job includes signing autographs while playing tournaments. Of course I understand that Federer is a nice man and he just might have had a bad day.

ummm, No. It's not their job to sign autographs. Where did you get that from :shrug: Do you know the number of players who NEVER sign autographs ? You'd be shocked. It's called courtesy that what it is. It's not a job they have to do nor is it a responsibility they have. Be thankful that these top guys take time out to do it at all given all the security hazards which go hand in hand with these displays of kindness. There are some weirdos out there :angel:

blosson
03-24-2007, 10:31 AM
so where is mirkaland?

FluffyYellowBall
03-24-2007, 10:43 AM
Thats right allez. Its called courtesy. How ofte does (did:rolleyes: ) coria sign? Federer is one of the few players that signs when he loses. And nadal too.

Basically, this is a blog, not an article and its not like federers known to be like that. U can tell he cares about his fans..

adee-gee
03-24-2007, 10:45 AM
:worship:

It is indeed a ridiculous thread, but nothing is ridiculous enough for Adam to post, who obviously suffers from an attention deficit syndrome.
Thanks Doc :hatoff:

scoobs
03-24-2007, 12:18 PM
lol..
double standards of MTF, anyone else did this thread & they would be a troll.

getting slagged by 90% of MTF..

but when Tardito #1 does it, its coz he's funny and 'winding ppl up' teheehee
:hug: :hug:

mugs everywhere :rolleyes:
I'm not getting involved in the controversy, you'll notice.

Of course he's trolling. He blatantly started this to get a reaction and people just couldn't wait. Thing is with trolls, they can only troll if you're willing to keep feeding them - and he knows that if he posts anything that suggests Federer is less than a total saint, many indignant Federer fans will stream in to be outraged. I think they like it almost as much as he does.

I do think he's very naughty and shouldn't start threads like this. But then, people don't have to take the bait.

Deivid23
03-24-2007, 12:53 PM
Can we stop going off topic :sad:

Out of interest, if the blog was about how wonderful Federer was and how much time he spent with his fans, would people be making the same snide remarks about the validity of a blog entry. Me thinks not.

If so, Mirkaland would have dried his/her tears of emotion asap and posted it hours before you

cobalt60
03-24-2007, 12:55 PM
That is always ppl's excuse when he does these things about Federer.
wake up for once :rolleyes:

lol..
double standards of MTF, anyone else did this thread & they would be a troll.

getting slagged by 90% of MTF..

but when Tardito #1 does it, its coz he's funny and 'winding ppl up' teheehee
:hug: :hug:

mugs everywhere :rolleyes:

I am awake thanks and who said he wasn't trolling:ras: Geez give me some credit why don't you.

Deivid23
03-24-2007, 12:55 PM
lol..
double standards of MTF, anyone else did this thread & they would be a troll.

getting slagged by 90% of MTF..

but when Tardito #1 does it, its coz he's funny and 'winding ppl up' teheehee
:hug: :hug:

mugs everywhere :rolleyes:

Need a tissue, burro? :lol:

cobalt60
03-24-2007, 12:57 PM
so where is mirkaland?

Hopefully she put Adam on ignore.

Deivid23
03-24-2007, 01:00 PM
Certain individuals on this site insist upon passing judgement on others, when in reality, none of you are in any position to critique. He who is free of sin, cast the first stone. Any takers ? I didn't think so.

With that being said, I don't think that anyone on this board is under the impression that Roger is an absolute saint. However, we do know one thing. He's possibly the best to ever step onto a tennis court, so let's try judging players based on their accomplishments on the court, instead of their behavior outside of it.

:lol:

Myskinalova you really sound like a high priest, those joints from yours are good

Burrow
03-24-2007, 01:11 PM
Adam, we all know that Federer is a dick, no need to re-inforce it :p

We all know you are a dick.

yanchr
03-24-2007, 01:16 PM
Oh yes, he didn't sign, big deal :ras:

I'm happy he didn't sign for the writer :devil:

adee-gee
03-24-2007, 01:16 PM
I'm not getting involved in the controversy, you'll notice.

Of course he's trolling. He blatantly started this to get a reaction and people just couldn't wait. Thing is with trolls, they can only troll if you're willing to keep feeding them - and he knows that if he posts anything that suggests Federer is less than a total saint, many indignant Federer fans will stream in to be outraged. I think they like it almost as much as he does.

I do think he's very naughty and shouldn't start threads like this. But then, people don't have to take the bait.
I'm not trolling, I'm being objective and letting people make their own minds up rather being swallowed up by the ludicrous amount of pro-Federer propaganda :shrug:

scoobs
03-24-2007, 01:20 PM
I'm not trolling, I'm being objective and letting people make their own minds up rather being swallowed up by the ludicrous amount of pro-Federer propaganda :shrug:

With apologies to J'torian:

http://img2.menstennisforums.com/838/vtr_roddick_rly.jpg

yanchr
03-24-2007, 01:20 PM
This is a difficult issue. Ultimately I think that the fans should come first, because there wouldn't be any ATP tour without the fans. A part of the money Federer makes comes from the fans' pockets. So he should treat them good!

On the other hand, it's obvious that we all have some bad days. It's clear that Federer doesn't feel like signing autographs all the time. And that's ok. Still, an autograph and a picture can be an amazing experience for a 10-year old fan, something he will never forget. That's why I think that the players should do their best to treat the fans as well as possible in all situations.
I agree.

For those players who never or seldom treat fans well, we fans really shouldn't give them a shit. I don't.

FedFan
03-24-2007, 01:40 PM
Thanks Doc :hatoff:

You should possibly consider medical advice together with Jogy and RFK, but on the other hand it is a matter of fact, that Rafatardism is almost incurable, no? :p

silverwhite
03-24-2007, 01:42 PM
Princess, can I just say that I'm sorely disappointed that you didn't provide a more credible source? I expected more from you. :awww:

Mrs. B
03-24-2007, 01:49 PM
Once, Mrs. Federer had to bring loads of pics to Roger in Dubai so he could sign them. When Mrs. Fed got back to Basel, she mailed them to the fans who requested them from all over the world.

Ariadne
03-24-2007, 02:10 PM
Another fruitless attempt to needlessly villify Federer by the :retard: extraordinaire Adam... :lol:

yana
03-24-2007, 02:38 PM
so where is mirkaland?


I think mirkaland is busy filling the funny photos thread with Fed's photos (even though these aren't funny at all). :p

star
03-24-2007, 02:56 PM
Tell that to Monica Seles... :rolleyes:

But even after Parche's derranged attack, Seles still signed autographs for children.

kapranos
03-24-2007, 03:00 PM
Honestly, annoying kids asking for autographs running around like headless chickens, need to be slap really hard. I wish every player would do like Rios and tell them to fuck off.

Fergie
03-24-2007, 03:09 PM
Once, Mrs. Federer had to bring loads of pics to Roger in Dubai so he could sign them. When Mrs. Fed got back to Basel, she mailed them to the fans who requested them from all over the world.
Can't be true ... Mr and Mrs Federer are such a bad people :sobbing:

DMNRS22
03-24-2007, 05:46 PM
Finally! Something negative about "Mr. Perfect."

tangerine_dream
03-24-2007, 06:12 PM
so where is mirkaland?
Busy posting unfunny pictures of Roger and Mirka in the Funny
Fotos thread.

Loremaster
03-24-2007, 06:19 PM
Busy posting unfunny pictures of Roger and Mirka in the Funny
Fotos thread.

so True :haha: :haha:

But really I've always knew Roger is not as nice as he appear to be.

NicoFan
03-24-2007, 06:33 PM
Come on everyone...leave Mirkaland alone. :(

You want to joke about the players, they are public figures and it comes with the territory (though I don't like that either).

But to pick out one poster here isn't nice at all.

Enough...

scoobs
03-24-2007, 06:33 PM
Come on everyone...leave Mirkaland alone. :(

You want to joke about the players, they are public figures and it comes with the territory (though I don't like that either).

But to pick out one poster here isn't nice at all.

Enough...
Well said.

mangoes
03-24-2007, 06:44 PM
Come on everyone...leave Mirkaland alone. :(

You want to joke about the players, they are public figures and it comes with the territory (though I don't like that either).

But to pick out one poster here isn't nice at all.

Enough...

Agree

adee-gee
03-24-2007, 06:56 PM
Come on everyone...leave Mirkaland alone. :(

You want to joke about the players, they are public figures and it comes with the territory (though I don't like that either).

But to pick out one poster here isn't nice at all.

Enough...
Why has no-one defended me from the bashings I've received for this thread? :sad:

Is it because I'm a guy? :awww:

scoobs
03-24-2007, 06:56 PM
Why has no-one defended me from the bashings I've received for this thread? :sad:

Is it because I'm a guy? :awww:
You incited it? :)

NicoFan
03-24-2007, 07:02 PM
Why has no-one defended me from the bashings I've received for this thread? :sad:

Is it because I'm a guy? :awww:

No, it's because you deserve it. :p

mangoes
03-24-2007, 07:02 PM
Why has no-one defended me from the bashings I've received for this thread? :sad:

Is it because I'm a guy? :awww:

Cause you're having fun?? And you're rubber, everything bounces off of you:ras: :ras:

adee-gee
03-24-2007, 07:07 PM
You incited it? :)

No, it's because you deserve it. :p

Cause you're having fun?? And you're rubber, everything bounce off of you:ras: :ras:
Double standards :ras:

It's not my fault if Federer isn't as much of an angel as we're led to believe :awww:

Mirkaland incites me with her Federer propaganda :shrug:

partygirl
03-24-2007, 07:11 PM
Why has no-one defended me from the bashings I've received for this thread? :sad:

Is it because I'm a guy? :awww:
http://www.freesmileys.org/emo/char096.gif

yana
03-24-2007, 07:56 PM
Come on everyone...leave Mirkaland alone. :(

You want to joke about the players, they are public figures and it comes with the territory (though I don't like that either).

But to pick out one poster here isn't nice at all.

Enough...


But she deserve it. She transformed Funny Photos thread into Unfunny Fed Photos Thread.

RonE
03-24-2007, 08:19 PM
So Sondra sends a fabricated letter to Charles Bricker and MTF is all up in arms with this thread 9 pages long. :haha:

Actualy scratch that thought- in the article Bricker did say this fan had "pretty good command of the English language and an amusingly ascerbic sense of humor" so I guess that rules Sondra out. :o

RonE
03-24-2007, 08:21 PM
Why has no-one defended me from the bashings I've received for this thread? :sad:

Is it because I'm a guy? :awww:

You're a guy????? :eek: :p

Saumon
03-24-2007, 08:25 PM
Why has no-one defended me from the bashings I've received for this thread? :sad:

Is it because I'm a guy? :awww:

poor adam :awww: :hug:

RonE
03-24-2007, 08:32 PM
Can't be true ... Mr and Mrs Federer are such a bad people :sobbing:

Of course they are bad people. They spawned the devil incarnate. Bad and stupid.

Although they can't be THAT bad seeing as what they did gives the shits to Adam :p

Corey Feldman
03-24-2007, 08:55 PM
But she deserve it. She transformed Funny Photos thread into Unfunny Fed Photos ThreadStupid Rafatard... you are as bad as each other, giving crap to Mirkaland at every chance you can get.
alot of the photos in that thread i didnt find funny at all, but i dont care or complain... of course when its Mirkaland posting fed pics, the typical Fedhaters show up and cry their arses off "fed posing in a helicopter BOOHOOHOO" :cuckoo:
i mean i dont find photos of the fucking duck having his head patted by Connors funny but i didnt whine.

yana
03-24-2007, 09:04 PM
Stupid Rafatard... you are as bad as each other, giving crap to Mirkaland at every chance you can get.
alot of the photos in that thread i didnt find funny at all, but i dont care or complain... of course when its Mirkaland posting fed pics, the typical Fedhaters show up and cry their arses off "fed posing in a helicopter BOOHOOHOO" :cuckoo:
i mean i dont find photos of the fucking duck having his head patted by Connors funny but i didnt whine.

ok, calm down now. And don't relate "stupid" and "fedhater" with me, ok?
you do understand a joke, right? :(

Corey Feldman
03-24-2007, 09:16 PM
I am awake thanks and who said he wasn't trolling:ras: Geez give me some credit why don't you.No, i dont think i will anymore.

Need a tissue, burro? :lol::lol: You keep your tissues for watching the Spain team trying to play international level football you fucking parrot.

NYCtennisfan
03-24-2007, 10:40 PM
Adam's obsession continues.

Allure
03-24-2007, 10:46 PM
No wonder people bash Nadal with fans like this...:rolleyes:

tangerine_dream
03-25-2007, 08:23 PM
Why has no-one defended me from the bashings I've received for this thread? :sad: Is it because I'm a guy? :awww:
No, it's because you're Adam, the Brat Prince of MTF. You are beyond reproach. :hug: ;)

http://www.freesmileys.org/emo/char096.gif
You always come up with the best smilies. :lol:

trixtah
03-25-2007, 10:14 PM
Stupid Rafatard... you are as bad as each other, giving crap to Mirkaland at every chance you can get.
alot of the photos in that thread i didnt find funny at all, but i dont care or complain... of course when its Mirkaland posting fed pics, the typical Fedhaters show up and cry their arses off "fed posing in a helicopter BOOHOOHOO" :cuckoo:
i mean i dont find photos of the fucking duck having his head patted by Connors funny but i didnt whine.

lol that sounds pretty funny to me
:smash:

MariaV
03-26-2007, 08:17 AM
Come on everyone...leave Mirkaland alone. :(

You want to joke about the players, they are public figures and it comes with the territory (though I don't like that either).

But to pick out one poster here isn't nice at all.

Enough...

Totally agree.

almouchie
03-26-2007, 08:45 AM
how much such a thing generates for old poor roger
he is no longer up for remarks or criticism
hr G.O.A.T to-be rite

lighten up