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01-25-2014 09:53 PM
Re: Join our blogging team!

Sent in my applicaiton.
12-10-2013 08:15 PM
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hooray it works !i'm here too
12-10-2013 08:13 PM
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03-15-2011 12:35 AM
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Can i write about Thomaz Bellucci?
09-13-2009 10:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Ertl93 View Post
I could write a blog about Kohlschreiber and Brands?!
Could somebody open two topics in the german player thread, called Daniel Brands/Philipp Kohlschreiber. I would need the same like by Haas and Kiwi.

It would be nice, because I could write a blog about these two players.
09-13-2009 08:58 PM
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I could write a blog about Kohlschreiber and Brands?!
03-05-2008 12:49 AM
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Mi blog es sobre los tenistas ecuatorianos que juegan por el mundo, tambien es de futbol...
visítenlo!!! Saludos
11-18-2007 07:28 PM
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Este es mi blog, esta dedicado a Carlos Berlocq , si lo quieren conocer los esperon en

09-11-2007 12:31 PM
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The following is an interesting question and answer session with Rene Stauffer, the author of THE ROGER FEDERER STORY, QUEST FOR PERFECTION, the first US published biography of Roger Federer. Federer won his record fourth straight US Open menís singles title Sunday, defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia 7-6, 7-6, 6-4 in the championship match. The title also marked Federerís 12th career Grand Slam singles title, tying him with Roy Emerson for No. 2 all-time for most Grand Slam menís singles finals, two shy of Pete Samprasí 14 Grand Slam singles titles. For more info on THE ROGER FEDERER STORY, QUEST FOR PERFECTION, go to

Q: What are your thoughts and impressions of Rogerís win at the US Open?

STAUFFER: Roger did not play his best tennis overall. It was more hard work than magic, but certainly his hunger and desire to win were as big as ever. That's what carried him through all those difficult moments in the semis and final. I'd say he won due to this desire, his mental strength and toughness as well as his ability to stay calm and positive, even facing set point after set point. He also won based on his experience in all these major finals and his ability to change his game if things did not work as well as he wished.

Q: How does Rogerís four straight US Open titles compare to his five straight at Wimbledon? Is this more significant of an achievement since the hard courts of the US Open are more of an equalizing surface and there are more players who have the ability to beat him on hard courts than grass courts?

STAUFFER: Good question. Actually Rogerís four US titles in a row are more meaningful and representative of his overall strength, because hard courts are a fair surface for everybody and there is much more competition than on grass, which doesnít suit a lot of players well. But since Wimbledon was always closer to Roger than Flushing, even as a kid, his five Wimbledon titles mean more to him, and having tied Borgís record this year, certainly stands above his fourth U.S. title and was the defining moment of 2007.

Q: Did you find it difficult to write a book about Federer's career while it was in progress?

STAUFFER: Of course this was a challenge. There are several risks involved and you need a little luck that things don't change too dramatically after the book is out, otherwise it might look very old very quickly (like injuries, form slumps, changes in his entourage etc...) So far, i was pretty lucky, but there is nothing i can do to influence that.

Q. With his legacy depending on the outcome on how Federer handles future matches with him, do you think this book will be obsolete in four years?

STAUFFER: I don't agree with this theory. In my opinion, Nadalís influence on Roger and his legacy is far less important than that. A guy who won that many Grand Slam titles is an all-time-great in tennis, regardless of anything that will happen from now on. And there is a good chance that Roger is picking up more majors in the coming years. So I guess this book will stay interesting much longer, especially since one of it's main focuses is in Rogers early years, his upcoming and struggle to get to the top.

Q. Did you have trouble avoiding a hagiography given the apparently close relationship between you and Federer and Federer's family?

STAUFFER: I knew about the risk. But being a professional journalist for 25 years, I learned how to separate job and private life in the real important relations. Knowing somebody well should not mean that you loose the right for a certain distance. I know that there are some parts in the book that Roger would have written differently, and I can live with that.

Q. How, if at all, do Federer's interviews compare when speaking in German versus English?

STAUFFER: Since the Swiss German press conferences feature a smaller, more intimate group, they are much more interesting for us. Often the questions are more specific, and Roger is speaking more freely, using a broader vocabulary. Sometimes he is also less diplomatic in his mother tongue. Thatís why we from the Swiss media appreciate him giving us special interviews after every match.

Q. What do you make of Federer's difficulty with coaches? Is it stubbornness or does he truly not need one usually? Do you think a coach would have helped his tactics in some of the matches with Nadal?

STAUFFER: I think Federer outgrows his coaches, because he is a very fast learner. Maybe there is a coach around who could tell him exactly how to beat Nadal, but I doubt that he exists. Otherwise, Roger might have found him. To be honest: I don't think that many coaches know as much about tennis as Roger. He is always adapting and analyzing. Just a reminder: he has won four of the last six matches against Rafa, one even on clay.

Q. How important do you think winning a French Open is to Federer and his legacy?

STAUFFER: Thatís a good question, and I agree that the French is a very important point to clarify Rogerís legacy. In my opinion, you can really call him the greatest player of all time only if he wins there as well. But he should have some years left, and I really like his chances in Paris.

Q. How do you account for his reluctance to play for the Davis Cup team?

STAUFFER: Roger has played more Davis Cup matches already than most of the players ever will. He only missed three first round ties in 05, 06 and 07, and he only did it to focus on the Grand Slams. He had to sacrifice the Davis Cup for the Majors, and I think, that he made the right decision, if you look at his results. Of course he also tried to avoid injuries by skipping the Davis Cup first rounds. I am convinced that he will refocus on the Davis Cup again sooner or later.

Q. Does his friendly relationship with the media earn him free passes at certain times?

STAUFFER: It certainly doesn't do any harm.
07-30-2007 10:54 AM
Ferrero Forever
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Is there already a Ferrero blog? If not I'll do one if it's ok with everyone.
05-07-2007 08:04 PM
Boris Becker Silver Medal
02-13-2007 09:16 AM
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So did I
02-13-2007 03:32 AM
El Legenda
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I forgot my password help
09-01-2006 11:16 PM
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Some cool news for bloggers! Many of your articles are now being syndicated across the global Google News network at:

For example:

If you produce a particuarly interesting and popular article, you could soon find yourself appearing on the Google News Sports homepage.
09-01-2006 11:16 PM
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Originally Posted by GugaRocksMySocks
I might be interested in doing a blog. But how often do i have to contribute??? With school and other commitments i'm not sure if i'd be able to contribute much so is it worth me applying or not???
You can contribute as often as you like. There's no pressures.
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