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Federer interview on Stade 2

Saumon
04-15-2007, 05:26 PM
Federer was the guest of the french tv show Stade 2. They interviewed him live from Monte Carlo.
He said he likes clay and that he even practiced on clay this winter.
They asked him about the best of 3 instead of best of 5 TMS finals but I don't remember what he said. :o
They asked him about Gasquet and he said he was surprised/disappointed that he's not top10 yet and that it must be frustrating for him to see Djokovic and Murray in the top10. He prefers Richard's game to the game of the other two.

The video should be on www.france2.fr very soon. ;)

bokehlicious
04-15-2007, 05:32 PM
They asked him about the best of 3 instead of best of 5 TMS finals but I don't remember what he said. :o

He said it was no big difference, though a 3 setter's always an advantage for the underdog...

stebs
04-15-2007, 05:34 PM
He said it was no big difference, though a 3 setter's always an advantage for the underdog...

Three set finals will certainly be more of a help to Federer than to Nadal should they meet in MC, Rome or Hamburg.

ezekiel
04-15-2007, 05:39 PM
Roger giving more motivation for Nole :worship:

bokehlicious
04-15-2007, 05:45 PM
Roger giving more motivation for Nole :worship:

Not the first time he said he'd like first Richard to break through (among the young guns) rather than Nole or Muzza, he just prefers his game, no personal issue here...

tennis2tennis
04-15-2007, 06:07 PM
Roger giving more motivation for Nole :worship:

yes maybe enough motivation for Nole to actually win a set!:smoke:

nouf
04-15-2007, 06:17 PM
you can watch this interview
http://www.dailymotion.com/sportvideos/video/x1q1pp_federer-interview-stade2-montecarlo

rubsch
04-15-2007, 06:23 PM
you can watch this interview
http://www.dailymotion.com/sportvideos/video/x1q1pp_federer-interview-stade2-montecarlo

is it french?

Yappa
04-15-2007, 06:26 PM
Thx for the heads up, Saumon.

is it french?

Yes, it is.

For those who missed it like me, there'll be a repeat this night at 04:45. Gotta record this. :)

scoobs
04-15-2007, 06:31 PM
Well here we are again - the clay season is upon us, and with it, Federer's Thought for the Day.

guillermo
04-15-2007, 06:31 PM
someone can translate?

Allez
04-15-2007, 06:40 PM
Rogi is back :bounce:
...mh clay :scared:

Allure
04-15-2007, 07:35 PM
Federer was the guest of the french tv show Stade 2. They interviewed him live from Monte Carlo.
He said he likes clay and that he even practiced on clay this winter.
They asked him about the best of 3 instead of best of 5 TMS finals but I don't remember what he said. :o
They asked him about Gasquet and he said he was surprised/disappointed that he's not top10 yet and that it must be frustrating for him to see Djokovic and Murray in the top10. He prefers Richard's game to the game of the other two.

The video should be on www.france2.fr very soon. ;)

Can't say he has bad taste.;)

richie21
04-15-2007, 08:03 PM
Federer was the guest of the french tv show Stade 2. They interviewed him live from Monte Carlo.
He said he likes clay and that he even practiced on clay this winter.
They asked him about the best of 3 instead of best of 5 TMS finals but I don't remember what he said. :o
They asked him about Gasquet and he said he was surprised/disappointed that he's not top10 yet and that it must be frustrating for him to see Djokovic and Murray in the top10. He prefers Richard's game to the game of the other two.

The video should be on www.france2.fr very soon. ;)

i hope he is right.....

ezekiel
04-15-2007, 08:24 PM
Not the first time he said he'd like first Richard to break through (among the young guns) rather than Nole or Muzza, he just prefers his game, no personal issue here...

Roger is just playing cool, he pretends that Nole doesn't exist but he is seriously knocking on his door . I don't buy that he truelly admires Gasquet, Gasquet is like Roddick to him, one good shot and relativelly easy victory

ezekiel
04-15-2007, 08:25 PM
yes maybe enough motivation for Nole to actually win a set!:smoke:


Been there , done that. Next up is winning the matchup and getting to #1 in the race rankings :D

Jade Fox
04-15-2007, 08:38 PM
I bet by "game" he meant "legs." :drool: That code again! :angel:

Thanks for the heads up re. the interview. :)

Oh dear. Rafa, Roddick and Marat are not going to like that.:o :p

Merton
04-15-2007, 08:40 PM
Been there , done that. Next up is winning the matchup and getting to #1 in the race rankings :D

Yes, getting to #1 in the race rankings is monumental in April, it is just the first step towards 9,000 entry ranking points.

Winning against Roger would be much more important than the race points. But he must first reach the quarter final, that would already be a good result for Nole.

Black Adam
04-15-2007, 08:42 PM
Can't get over the Joker can he?? He has mentioned him in his last few interviews. Tough luck, Joker will only be motivated by all the disapproval he is getting from Fed.

Marek.
04-15-2007, 08:44 PM
Roger is just playing cool, he pretends that Nole doesn't exist but he is seriously knocking on his door . I don't buy that he truelly admires Gasquet, Gasquet is like Roddick to him, one good shot and relativelly easy victory

Gasquet has already beat Federer and was relatively close to beating him in a final in Toronto last year. Nole's never been close to beating Fed and he's not quite "knocking on his door" yet.

Skyward
04-15-2007, 09:03 PM
Joker will only be motivated by all the disapproval he is getting from Fed.

So, Roger is supposed to love/hate them all equally. :rolleyes:

Black Adam
04-15-2007, 09:09 PM
So, Roger is supposed to love/hate them all equally. :rolleyes:
Try understanding posts before you critisize them:rolleyes::o
I am saying that it is clear that Roger dislikes Joker very much but he should avoid voicing it at every given opportunity. That's not smart of him because it will only motivate Djoko full time and this is a round world, Djoko might be the one having the Ws in the long run. Undermining Joker's game and personality might come and bite him hard in the future.

Skyward
04-15-2007, 09:18 PM
Try understanding posts before you critisize them:rolleyes::o


Relax dude. I haven't criticized anyone. Like any human, Roger has his preferences. Btw, Joker likes talking about Fed as well.

FedFan
04-15-2007, 09:18 PM
Can't get over the Joker can he?? He has mentioned him in his last few interviews. Tough luck, Joker will only be motivated by all the disapproval he is getting from Fed.

The fact that Roger likes the game of Gasquet, a guy, who has already beaten him and came very close to a victory in Toronto, means that he disapproves Djokovic AND Murray (don't forget the latter, he has also mentioned him)? :confused: Your logic is indeed. :retard: Get a life.

adee-gee
04-15-2007, 09:24 PM
He said it was no big difference, though a 3 setter's always an advantage for the underdog...
He must approve of it for clay TMS's then, seeing as he'll be the underdog in any final ;)

D Optimist
04-15-2007, 09:26 PM
He made a big mistake regarding Djokovic - Nole deserve his ranking.

Metis
04-15-2007, 09:27 PM
you can watch this interview
http://www.dailymotion.com/sportvideos/video/x1q1pp_federer-interview-stade2-montecarlo

Is this video working for anyone? It keeps loading forever for me.

moulux
04-15-2007, 09:29 PM
it's work fine for me

lunahielo
04-15-2007, 09:37 PM
Is this video working for anyone? It keeps loading forever for me.

Working fine for me..and is very good, though I only understand a little French. :)

Hope you can get it loaded.
luna

nobama
04-15-2007, 09:40 PM
Try understanding posts before you critisize them:rolleyes::o
I am saying that it is clear that Roger dislikes Joker very much but he should avoid voicing it at every given opportunity. That's not smart of him because it will only motivate Djoko full time and this is a round world, Djoko might be the one having the Ws in the long run. Undermining Joker's game and personality might come and bite him hard in the future.Um, when did he undermine Djokovic's game? :confused: All he said is he prefers Gasquet's game to Djokovic or Murray's. He never said Djokovic wasn't talented or couldn't/wouldn't challenge him in the future. :rolleyes:

ezekiel
04-15-2007, 09:53 PM
Yes, getting to #1 in the race rankings is monumental in April, it is just the first step towards 9,000 entry ranking points.

Never said it is and when Nole said he is aiming to be #1, I doubt he meant that to be race ranks in april. Of course not and I doubt he'll be #1 this year but sometimes next year , I can bet on that



Winning against Roger would be much more important than the race points. But he must first reach the quarter final, that would already be a good result for Nole.

He is aiming for his first win over Roger and what better way than MC , the site of their first meeting which was pretty close I might say and Nole has certainly gotten bigger and better since then.

ezekiel
04-15-2007, 09:58 PM
Gasquet has already beat Federer and was relatively close to beating him in a final in Toronto last year. Nole's never been close to beating Fed and he's not quite "knocking on his door" yet.

Nole has been close 2 times but he choked and this time he is getting better and learns quickly from his mistakes so watch out clay season :)

NYCtennisfan
04-15-2007, 10:01 PM
Federer is probably talking about aesthetics and not about ability. In any case, he always talks up the local players whenever giving an interview i.e. saying Hewitt was a big rival going into the 2005 AO when everyoone knew that Hewitt could no longer beat Federer.

Allure
04-15-2007, 10:26 PM
Federer is probably talking about aesthetics and not about ability. In any case, he always talks up the local players whenever giving an interview i.e. saying Hewitt was a big rival going into the 2005 AO when everyoone knew that Hewitt could no longer beat Federer.

:worship: Federer just prefer Gasquet's style that's all. He doesn't say that Gasquet is a better play the the other two or that he's more talented.

Yappa
04-15-2007, 10:29 PM
Gérard Holtz is pronouncing Federers forename in french. :rolleyes:

About Gasquet

Question: What's your analysis regarding the fact that Gasquet isn't in the Top 10 yet?

Federer: Also for me it's a disappointment, since he's one of the best players in Europe or better worldwide, so it's sad that, unlike Murray and Djokovic, he couldn't take the 2nd step forward. It must be tough for him to see those guys overtake him, but also for me, because I prefer his way of playing than Djokovics or Murrays style.

Q: Really?

Federer: Yeah, sure. So I hope that in the future he'll do something big in a GS.

Q: You started to really get more and more confident about you and your game at 21-22...

Federer: Yeah, and I hope that he'll also make the step forward in the years to come.

R.Federer
04-15-2007, 10:35 PM
Roger is just playing cool, he pretends that Nole doesn't exist but he is seriously knocking on his door . I don't buy that he truelly admires Gasquet, Gasquet is like Roddick to him, one good shot and relativelly easy victory

Maybe he admires Gasquest more than Djokovic because Gasquet has been able to beat him, with balls too. MP down and all.

R.Federer
04-15-2007, 10:36 PM
Federer is probably talking about aesthetics and not about ability. In any case, he always talks up the local players whenever giving an interview i.e. saying Hewitt was a big rival going into the 2005 AO when everyoone knew that Hewitt could no longer beat Federer.

Federer did also say Hewitt was his biggest challenge on grass last year (06) at Wimbledon, along with Roddick.

silverwhite
04-15-2007, 11:03 PM
The fact that Roger likes the game of Gasquet, a guy, who has already beaten him and came very close to a victory in Toronto, means that he disapproves Djokovic AND Murray (don't forget the latter, he has also mentioned him)? :confused: Your logic is indeed. :retard: Get a life.

Good to see someone with some sense :yeah:

I don't see what the fuss is all about. Federer has always shown appreciation for Gasquet's game, plus his disappointment that he's not doing as well as he should be. It's nothing new and certainly not because he feels threatened by Djokovic or Murray. :shrug:

nobama
04-15-2007, 11:23 PM
Gérard Holtz is pronouncing Federers forename in french. :rolleyes:

About Gasquet

Question: What's your analysis regarding the fact that Gasquet isn't in the Top 10 yet?

Federer: Also for me it's a disappointment, since he's one of the best players in Europe or better worldwide, so it's sad that, unlike Murray and Djokovic, he couldn't take the 2nd step forward. It must be tough for him to see those guys overtake him, but also for me, because I prefer his way of playing than Djokovics or Murrays style.

Q: Really?

Federer: Yeah, sure. So I hope that in the future he'll do something big in a GS.

Q: You started to really get more and more confident about you and your game at 21-22...

Federer: Yeah, and I hope that he'll also make the step forward in the years to come.After reading this I don't see what the problem is with what Fed said. He said he liked Gasquet's style of play better. I don't think that's undermining Djokovic or Murray. :shrug:

Kitty de Sade
04-15-2007, 11:28 PM
I read Fed's response to the questions a number of times just to make sure. Unless I missed something, it sounded like he was stating a personal preference, not at the expense of either of the other players. Pretty straightfoward answers, IMO. :scratch:

scoobs
04-15-2007, 11:36 PM
What style of play is that exactly? I mean, Richard seems to spend a lot of time way behind the baseline hitting groundies that look elegant but don't have a great deal of penetration or bite.

I'm baffled as to what exactly it is about Gasquet's "style" that he finds personally more appealing - just that it looks prettier - like his tennis does?

rofe
04-16-2007, 01:16 AM
What style of play is that exactly? I mean, Richard seems to spend a lot of time way behind the baseline hitting groundies that look elegant but don't have a great deal of penetration or bite.

I'm baffled as to what exactly it is about Gasquet's "style" that he finds personally more appealing - just that it looks prettier - like his tennis does?

Maybe :shrug:

Since Fed was not asked to elaborate, we can only speculate.

Also, to people who are inferring that he is putting down Novak and Murray's game by praising Gasquet's game - don't try to read between the lines. There is nothing there.

lunahielo
04-16-2007, 02:03 AM
I really like the French pronunciation of *Roger*.
Nice............
luna

Federerhingis
04-16-2007, 02:26 AM
Federer was the guest of the french tv show Stade 2. They interviewed him live from Monte Carlo.
He said he likes clay and that he even practiced on clay this winter.
They asked him about the best of 3 instead of best of 5 TMS finals but I don't remember what he said. :o
They asked him about Gasquet and he said he was surprised/disappointed that he's not top10 yet and that it must be frustrating for him to see Djokovic and Murray in the top10. He prefers Richard's game to the game of the other two.

The video should be on www.france2.fr very soon. ;)

He also mentioned Hingis completes the "it" happening in swiss sports along with the success of the football team as well.

vincayou
04-16-2007, 02:27 AM
Come on guys :

1) he's speaking to a French media
2) He might prefer Gasquet's style but it doesn't mean that he thinks he's better than the other 2.

nobama
04-16-2007, 05:03 AM
Come on guys :

1) he's speaking to a French media
2) He might prefer Gasquet's style but it doesn't mean that he thinks he's better than the other 2.In this interview Fed said it would be difficult for Gasquet to surpass Murray and Djokovic, and he thought that was a shame because he prefers Gasquet's game to theirs.

tennis2tennis
04-16-2007, 07:11 AM
I really don't understand why some nole fans are upset fed said her likes richard's style more...that's a preference of style not an indication of success...

Allez
04-16-2007, 07:18 AM
There's nothing controversial or mean in Rogi's statements. Why is he not supposed to like certain styles of tennis now ? Should he have said "I like Gasquet's, Murray's and Djokovic's styles of play equally ?" Would some of you have been happy with that ? He was asked a question about Richard and he expressed his honest opinion. He didn't insinuate that the other two were inferior tennis players. Stop making things up :rolleyes:

Castafiore
04-16-2007, 07:46 AM
In this interview Fed said it would be difficult for Gasquet to surpass Murray and Djokovic
No, he didn't say that.

He was talking about the present situation.
What Federer did say - as others already mentioned - was that he was disappointed that Gasquet hasn't made huge steps forward wheras Murray and Djokovic have done so.
However he did not make a reference to the future other than indicating that he hopes that Richard would mature and make progress but as far as I can remember, he didn't say that it would be "difficult to surpass Murray and Djokovic"


Like others have said: Federer's preference didn't have anything to do with assessing the potential of those three players but it had to do with game style.

Metis
04-16-2007, 08:06 AM
^^^ Actually at some point he did say:

...devoir passer les autres devant lui ca va etre un peu dur pour lui je pense...

(= having to pass the others in front of him will be a little hard for him I think)



Of course I am not a native French speaker, so maybe the French posters can confirm this or correct it. :)

my0118
04-16-2007, 08:15 AM
Roger just expressed the feeling he has in favor of French media.
as we're all like fans of different players, he just prefers gasquet's game to murray's or nole's.

lisaplenske
04-16-2007, 08:28 AM
^^^ Actually at some point he did say:

...devoir passer les autres devant lui ca va etre un peu dur pour lui je pense...

(= having to pass the others in front of him will be a little hard for him I think)



Of course I am not a native French speaker, so maybe the French posters can confirm this or correct it. :)

No that's not really what he said:

he said= its may be difficult for gasquet to see the others(murray,djocovic) passing him ahead,

you know breaking the top10 before him.

Puschkin
04-16-2007, 08:34 AM
There's nothing controversial or mean in Rogi's statements. Why is he not supposed to like certain styles of tennis now ?
When it comes to tennis, Roger has taste. :p ;)

Metis
04-16-2007, 08:38 AM
No that's not really what he said:

he said= its may be difficult for gasquet to see the others(murray,djocovic) passing him ahead,

you know breaking the top10 before him.

That's what I thought initially, but when I listened to it again I thought I clearly heard devoir passer not voir passer.

So what did he say exactly? Was it: "et voir passer les autres devant lui, cela est un peu dur pour lui je pense"? Roger's accent is not that helpful in that clip. :(

Castafiore
04-16-2007, 08:45 AM
I only watched the interview once but I did interprete what Roger said as
"it may be difficult for gasquet to see the others(murray,djocovic) passing him ahead" like lisaplenske said.

I'm assuming he said: "de voir passer" which is of course not the same as "devoir passer". Something like: ça doit être difficile pour Richard de voir passer...:confused: (I'd have to listen to it again which I can't do right now)

French is not my first language either but I did not interprete what Roger said as an evaluation on potential and on what the future could hold but merely what's happening right now as far as ranking is concerned and their game style.

Claroo
04-16-2007, 08:46 AM
I think he said "de voir passer les autres devant lui, cela est un peu dur pour lui je pense

nobama
04-16-2007, 11:43 AM
So basically he said he thought it must be hard for Gasquet to see others (e.g., Djokovic and Murray) move ahead of him (in the rankings)?

G4.
04-16-2007, 11:50 AM
yes

Yappa
04-16-2007, 12:32 PM
And that's how I translated it. :shrug:

"It must be tough for him to see those guys overtake him...."

Saumon
04-16-2007, 12:38 PM
"de voir" would make more sense than "devoir" :shrug:

btw I think Roger would have slapped Gerard if he had been in front of him. He called him "Rogé" 5-6 times :tape:

Yappa
04-16-2007, 12:41 PM
It's annoying how ignorant ppl can sometimes be when it comes to prounouncing names. Especially names of well known ppl like Federer.

Federerhingis
04-17-2007, 05:10 AM
"de voir" would make more sense than "devoir" :shrug:

btw I think Roger would have slapped Gerard if he had been in front of him. He called him "Rogé" 5-6 times :tape:

Correct as in regard or seeing.

Isn't devoir = homework or duty? (Wow my french vocab has diminished considerably since taking intermediate grammar 4 yrs ago in college) :tape:

Metis
04-17-2007, 05:14 AM
Correct as in regard or seeing.

Isn't devoir = homework or duty? (Wow my french vocab has diminished considerably since taking intermediate grammar 4 yrs ago in college) :tape:


It is also a verb that means 'to have to' :)

richie21
04-20-2007, 09:16 PM
What style of play is that exactly? I mean, Richard seems to spend a lot of time way behind the baseline hitting groundies that look elegant but don't have a great deal of penetration or bite.

I'm baffled as to what exactly it is about Gasquet's "style" that he finds personally more appealing - just that it looks prettier - like his tennis does?

it seems obvious you haven t seen Gasquet at his best a lot....
Usually(and sadly) yeah, he plays the way you described him, especially this year, but there are periods where he is really a joy to watch(remember his second part of last season for example)

Roger just expressed the feeling he has in favor of French media.
as we're all like fans of different players, he just prefers gasquet's game to murray's or nole's.

Roger has always shown a certain affection for Richard,even when it wasn t the french media who interviewed him.
I especially remember that comment where he said: " Richard reminds me a bit of myself when i was younger".