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06-23-2016 11:04 PM
alypen
Re: Roger news and articles

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Originally Posted by Secondeuce View Post
Great Article on Roger in The Times:

Why Federer must not walk away | Sport | The Times & The Sunday Times

Favourite Line:

"Federer is not just the most successful tennis player in history but also the most beautiful. And is it not the case that this beauty reaches its fullest expression in situations of adversity? When Federer was defeating players such as Mark Philippoussis, Marcos Baghdatis and Fernando González in grand-slam finals, he was like a uniquely gifted poet writing peerless lines, but never quite touching the soul. Only when Rafael Nadal and, later, Djokovic came along to cause him pain did he become Tennyson.

Federer’s genius has not been dimmed but illuminated by these great rivalries. As he sought new ways to thwart Nadal, a player whose game might have been precision engineered to cause discomfort to the Swiss, he grew in stature and bearing."


Pity, many don't recognize the truth of the bolded line. Roger won so many new fans when his domination ended. To see someone with such a beautiful, effortless game struggle against more profane opponents - it's touching many hearts in its vulnerability and fragility. Brilliant creativity and playfulness is so much less reliable than physicality and tenaciousness (hence the many tough defeats), but it's so rewarding to watch and admire it.
Thank you for posting that, and thank you for posting it NOW: The Times paywall is down for the next 24 hours so people can see its coverage of the E. R........., which should mean that everyone can get at it - for a while!
06-23-2016 03:54 AM
SUKTUEN
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nice to see you got your original account back
06-22-2016 07:33 PM
Kat_YYZ
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Thank you so much for your help my dear!!
nice to see you got your original account back
06-22-2016 03:13 PM
SUKTUEN
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Welcome back
Love you my dear!!
06-22-2016 02:38 PM
Secondeuce
Re: Roger news and articles

Great Article on Roger in The Times:

Why Federer must not walk away | Sport | The Times & The Sunday Times

Favourite Line:

"Federer is not just the most successful tennis player in history but also the most beautiful. And is it not the case that this beauty reaches its fullest expression in situations of adversity? When Federer was defeating players such as Mark Philippoussis, Marcos Baghdatis and Fernando González in grand-slam finals, he was like a uniquely gifted poet writing peerless lines, but never quite touching the soul. Only when Rafael Nadal and, later, Djokovic came along to cause him pain did he become Tennyson.

Federer’s genius has not been dimmed but illuminated by these great rivalries. As he sought new ways to thwart Nadal, a player whose game might have been precision engineered to cause discomfort to the Swiss, he grew in stature and bearing."


Pity, many don't recognize the truth of the bolded line. Roger won so many new fans when his domination ended. To see someone with such a beautiful, effortless game struggle against more profane opponents - it's touching many hearts in its vulnerability and fragility. Brilliant creativity and playfulness is so much less reliable than physicality and tenaciousness (hence the many tough defeats), but it's so rewarding to watch and admire it.

In the same vein and illustrating the above my favourite ever picture of Roger, thanks to Sunset of Age for posting it in the Brilliant Photography thread:

06-21-2016 07:23 PM
Litotes
Re: Roger news and articles

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Thank you so much for your help my dear!!
Welcome back
06-21-2016 03:16 PM
SUKTUEN
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I can reopen your old account if you PM me what emailaddress you want to use for it. Then I'll send reset information to that address.
Thank you so much for your help my dear!!
06-20-2016 11:49 PM
alypen
Re: Roger news and articles

I doubt you could get it anywhere by now. Wish I'd known about it at the time - I could have bought a copy. If you like, I could try to photocopy a copy from the local library.
06-20-2016 02:38 PM
clearwaters
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Dear fellow Fed fans, anyone have any idea where I can get the Guardian Weekend Magazine with Fed on the cover in Germany?
06-20-2016 12:26 AM
alypen
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Some have been lucky that way. We suspect it's people who're continuously logged on. But we're not sure.

You might want to check you have a current emailaddress for your account just in case. Can find it under User CP - Edit email & password.
Aha. I'm permanently logged in on one laptop, but hadn't been using that one for a few days - had been lurking on other laptops. (I also use the Classic version on that one, just in case that makes any difference)

Email addy is no problem - I use one of my spare accounts for tennis stuff, and don't tend to check it very frequently.

Thanks, Litotes.
06-19-2016 05:15 PM
suksuk
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I can reopen your old account if you PM me what emailaddress you want to use for it. Then I'll send reset information to that address.
06-19-2016 04:29 PM
Litotes
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yes, it's me~~~you are so clever~~my lost my old account
I can reopen your old account if you PM me what emailaddress you want to use for it. Then I'll send reset information to that address.
06-19-2016 04:20 PM
suksuk
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Suktuen, is it you? You couldn't get a new password for your original account?
yes, it's me~~~you are so clever~~my lost my old account
06-19-2016 07:11 AM
Litotes
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Yeah, what *is* all this redoing passwords thing? I seem to have missed out on it?
Some have been lucky that way. We suspect it's people who're continuously logged on. But we're not sure.

You might want to check you have a current emailaddress for your account just in case. Can find it under User CP - Edit email & password.
06-18-2016 11:25 PM
alypen
Re: Roger news and articles

Yeah, what *is* all this redoing passwords thing? I seem to have missed out on it?
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