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07-12-2008 12:21 AM
Re: Thinking positive

Roger I love you!
07-11-2008 11:30 PM
Sunset of Age
Re: Thinking positive

Originally Posted by Minnie View Post
Hi lunahielo - glad we have the same perspective . Must admit I never cried at the loss ... just a sad resignation that my belief from the start of Wimbledon that Roger wouldn't get his 6th title came to pass. Will admit to not sleeping that well on Sunday night though! But after a day or two, like you, I thought "well, no one died on that court" .. and life goes on.
Hi Minnie, that was my reaction as well. However bad this loss is, in the end, nobody died... and at least Roger went down with a fantastic fight. I know, some say that made it even worse for them, but it actually gave me the certainty that he's indeed not 'done' yet (admittedly, I did get thoughts like that after that RG beatdown), and I, too, have good hopes for him during the HC season. Hopp, Rogi!
07-11-2008 11:20 PM
Re: Thinking positive

Thing is, Federer performs well when he has pressure on him.
07-11-2008 11:12 PM
Re: Thinking positive

Hi lunahielo - glad we have the same perspective . Must admit I never cried at the loss ... just a sad resignation that my belief from the start of Wimbledon that Roger wouldn't get his 6th title came to pass. Will admit to not sleeping that well on Sunday night though! But after a day or two, like you, I thought "well, no one died on that court" .. and life goes on.

I love that poem by Rudyard Kipling - and it was quite moving to see both the 2 finalists read it out as the BBC began their transmission of Sunday's final. As I didn't believe Roger would ultimately prove the victor, I wondered if he would be able to meet triumph and disaster and treat those 2 imposters the same. What I saw of him after the final, I don't think he did ... but, as you rightly say, who of us could have done?

Btw - nothing to do with tennis - there was a wonderful drama a few months ago about Rudyard Kipling called "My Boy Jack" and how he had urged his only son to go off to fight in the Great War - only for his boy to be killed in action. It was so sad ... thinking of that now brings tears to my eyes!!
07-10-2008 10:15 PM
Re: Thinking positive

OK~~~He lost a big match~~~~so~~It's over.
Great post, Minnie~~(I tried to give you positive feedback.. it wouldn't let me)

It's a tennis match, people, ~~albeit a very important one to Roger and to us, his
die hard fans~~~~~~~~~~~but life will go on ~~

It's not cancer. It's not war. It's not someone you know being abused or dying of hunger or disease. It's not the end of anything, really~~in fact it may be the beginning of something even better~~~~after all, the year's only half over.

Roger seems to be healthy and back to playing his usual game (almost)~~~

I hope he works on his net play..& a couple of other things.I think he will, but come what may~~
He's a caring,intelligent, lovely man~~~with an unbelieveable talent and a marvelous work ethic. He has a strong support system in his personal and professional life.

In the things that really count in life~~~he's a champion.(If he never wins another match)~~
I send only positive energy to him and to you, my fellow fans.

Negativity helps no one, IMO~~~~

I'm still riding the Federer Express~~~all the way to the end of the line~~~which, like you, I hope is a long way off.

Cheers to all,
(Yes, I cried and cried and was miserable for a day or so~~but then I realized that in the scheme of things~~~it really wasn't so important after all)

I am a bit older than most of you & have lived through really great times and really devastating times~~~& I found that being positive pulled me through to where I am now~~~which is a marvelous time in my life.

When I first starting teaching~~I taught literature and a unit on R. Kipling..I taught the poem *If*~~~It's something that I don't think most of us (any of us?) can live up to, but it's asking those who understand the just try. I know a lot of people who carry a copy of that poem in their wallets.

So if I sound like a *cock-eyed* optimist to you~~well, so be it!

And that's my sermon for the day.
07-10-2008 08:38 PM
Re: Thinking positive

I've stopped wallowing in defeat - stopped looking back - now its onward and forward. Whatever happens in the future, happens. I had no idea when I first became a Fed fan that he'd achieve what he has and I didn't stay one because he became such a dominant World No 1 and won everything in sight. I became a fan because I loved his style of play and as time went by, because of the character of the man. I always found him rather sexy, even when a lot of others didn't - and no doubt in my mind, he's got a whole lot more handsome as he's got older.

So, always look on the bright side of life ... you'll feel better.
07-10-2008 03:49 PM
Re: Thinking positive

I can't. It was a disaster like Roger said. Nothing positive can come of this.
07-10-2008 11:37 AM
Thinking positive

OK guy’s I’m just about recovered from Sunday’s match, I’ve had time to digest what happened and I’m a lot more positive than I was say on Monday.

Pressure of Roger good thing…

I actually believe 2009 will be a good year for our Roger, Why? Quite simply he won’t have as much pressure as he has had in the previous years. He has no consecutive Wimbledon victory to chase, not a lot of ranking points to defend and above all the focus will undoubtedly be shared with Rafa (and to a certain degree to Djokovic).

This year Roger went into 3 of the 4 grand-slams as defending champion next year that won’t be the case…of course we still have the Olympics and the US open to look forward to but I for one will be looking forward to him starting a fresh….

If Roger was to retain his US open this year he’ll only need to win only 2 slams in the next 3 or so year to gain Pete’s record then he won’t have anything to prove to anybody…

When Roger finally passes Pete’s 14 slam record I think he will play without any reserve what will he have to prove?

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