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sportstennis 08-26-2012 02:33 AM

Roger : We are best ever, The four of us? Thatís a really difficult call.
 
An interview with: ROGER FEDERER. (was the 1st place)
Saturday, August 25, 2012


THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.


Q. Both McEnroe and Agassi said in the World Team Tennis match this July that tennis right now at the top, menís tennis is the toughest ever. Do you think you four guys are the toughest maybe in history in terms of competing against each other and winning events?



ROGER FEDERER: Iíd say no, but I donít know. Just because you look back maybe 15 years, then you have Sampras, Edberg, Becker, and Agassi, I donít know who else. Those guys werenít good or what? Do you know what I mean?

You look back, further back, 20 years, and you have the Connors and the Lendls. Those werenít good either? I mean, I donít know. So for me I think thatís respectful.


Itís just different times and definitely more athletic, thereís no doubt about that. But then again we donít play doubles. We donít play mixed. Maybe we play less matches today because itís more taxing, but we do play less best‑of‑five set tennis than they used to play. You canít compare really.


but we have somewhat of a golden era right now. I feel that truly. Itís nice to see Andy making his move at the Olympics, nice to see Novak having an absolutely ridiculous year last year, and then Rafa and myself still being around. Itís definitely good times. Past that you still have great champions as well. Itís very interesting at the top right now, and the depth I think has never been greater than right now. Thereís no doubt about that.

But then best ever? The four of us? Thatís a really difficult call.



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Topspindoctor 08-26-2012 02:36 AM

Re: Roger : We are best ever, The four of us? Thatís a really difficult call.
 
Love them or hate them, it will be sad when these guys retire. :sad: Young/Tomic/Dimitrov/Sock competing for slams would quickly turn this sport into a fiasco WTA is experiencing right now :o

redshift36188 08-26-2012 02:42 AM

Re: Roger : We are best ever, The four of us? Thatís a really difficult call.
 
WTA is fine now. The fiasco period is gone.

sportstennis 08-26-2012 02:49 AM

Re: Roger : We are best ever, The four of us? Thatís a really difficult call.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Topspindoctor (Post 12355231)
Love them or hate them, it will be sad when these guys retire. :sad: Young/Tomic/Dimitrov/Sock competing for slams would quickly turn this sport into a fiasco WTA is experiencing right now :o



One correct answer of this argument is this answer of Roger's. Because, since it is impossible to compare a different time.


Nadal is blessed too much with the present grass or the slowness of the hard court. Still, successive victories are still possible only with clay.

only the present era is overestimated. It is arrogant and shame.


Agassi and McEnroe have just admired the present time. Although I do not like these two persons. Both are do not have a class. However, I feel respect for their praise.


;)



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Nadal believes previous tennis eras cannot match the excitement generated by the current stars of the sport.


"Sampras versus Ivanisevic match, or one between those kind of players, is not enjoyable, It's not really tennis, it is a few swings of the racquet.

It was less eye-catching than what we do now. Everyone enjoys the tennis we play much more. I am not saying we are playing better tennis, just more enjoyable tennis. For me, in the past it was just serve, serve, serve."


http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Ten...-Day-Five.aspx

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Quote:

Originally Posted by tennisnba (Post 12378159)
I'm not greatest player - Roger Federer



"I don't feel better than anyone, because we need past champions to pave the way for our generation and we have become very professional," he said.

"They have led the way and inspired myself and other players to chase the big records out there.


"Back in the day they weren't doing that, they were just playing to play tennis. Things have changed dramatically with the press reminding us 'you should do this and win that and you'll be considered the greatest of all time'.

"And anyway I don't think you can compare different eras in tennis."




http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/tennis/18764325


wise and humble Roger


:angel:


























Roger Federer latest is among the most unexpected, especially for a man raised in a country known for its benign neutrality: backroom power broker.

But after leading the ATP Tour Player Council as president the last three years, Federer has become a savvy student of the laws of political governance.


"It's been a great life-school," said the tri-lingual Swiss star Sunday as he prepared to defend his season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals title. "Can you say that?"


Much of Roger Federer's behind-the-scenes work this year has focused on persuading the four majors to share a larger piece of the revenue pie with players.
He has also lobbied that a larger percentage of prize money go to earlier rounds to rectify a growing income distribution gap.


That work has increasingly fallen on his shoulders, as Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, once Player Council members, left their leadership positions.

Take his pre-tournament schedule last month at the Masters event in Shanghai.


Under added security because of death threats, Roger Federer arrived on a Friday and discussed strategy with ATP player and board representatives till about 1 a.m.
He practiced the next morning, spent about 7 hours in meetings with various representatives of the Grand Slams and still attended the player party Saturday night.

On Sunday evening, he hosted three hours of meetings in his hotel room with the Player Council, ATP executive staff, and U.S. Open executives -- all before he struck a match ball.


"Roger has so many demands on his schedule and the fact that he is investing so much time into the player council and these negotiations shows his character and how much he cares for the future of the sport,"
doubles specialist and council member Eric Butorac of the USA wrote in a recent email. "I believe it is very unprecedented to have a top player so involved."


It's not just Roger Federer's time than matters. It's his clout.

"I think having someone like him on the council can be a big benefit, especially if you're going into important meetings with the Grand Slams," No. 3 Andy Murray said Saturday.

Reserved by nature, Federer has come a long way in understanding the needs and concerns of everyone from players ranked well outside the top 50 to doubles specialists.

Federer did not slip into the role of leader without some angst.

It is, like his precise shotmaking and fluid movements, a delicate balancing act. Demands can stretch on and on. The mind can become weary. Focus can waver.


Despite threats of a boycott and other hard-line tactics -- for tennis -- Roger Federer and his fellow players and ATP executives have shepherded successes.



The French Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open each contributed a larger percentage of prize money to earlier rounds this season.



The Australian Open will do the same in January, and in a pre-emptive strike already announced the biggest year-over-year prize money increase in its history.



More important, Federer said, is the "productive" dialogue taking place.


"I'm happy that we've gotten to the table with the Slams and been able to explain our case," he said.


At 31, Roger Federer is brushing up against the usual threshold when age undermines skill, which means every minute and every decision he makes counts.


In that regard, time management might just be the Swiss' biggest asset. He seems to have found a formula that works.

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=212659





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Andy1402 08-26-2012 02:52 AM

Re: Roger : We are best ever, The four of us? Thatís a really difficult call.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by redshift36188 (Post 12355236)
WTA is fine now. The fiasco period is gone.

No it's not. The no. 1 position changes monthly and the the winner of the previous grand slam goes out in the 4th round of the next one. That is a true fiasco.

redshift36188 08-26-2012 02:58 AM

Re: Roger : We are best ever, The four of us? Thatís a really difficult call.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Andy1402 (Post 12355249)
No it's not. The no. 1 position changes monthly and the the winner of the previous grand slam goes out in the 4th round of the next one. That is a true fiasco.

No, a fiasco is when the top players are shit. If you look at the top now, most of them are good and each plays a different style, the top 10 has a lot of depth atm.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Burrow (Post 12355097)
Tennis shouldn't be judged on who is winning what. It should be judged on the quality of tennis played and the environment that surrounds.


Dmitry Verdasco 08-26-2012 03:00 AM

Re: Roger : We are best ever, The four of us? Thatís a really difficult call.
 
Best top 3 ever.

I wouldn't include Murray in anything like that, because del Potro has more slams than him.

Mark Lenders 08-26-2012 03:02 AM

Re: Roger : We are best ever, The four of us? Thatís a really difficult call.
 
The answer is no.

The top 3 is probably the strongest ever, but Murray isn't a strong enough #4 to make it the best top 4 ever. McEnroe, Connors, Lendl and Wilander probably take that title.

MuzzahLovah 08-26-2012 03:30 AM

Re: Roger : We are best ever, The four of us? Thatís a really difficult call.
 
More Murray hate, even when Federer deems to be civil, the tards can't help themselves :o

swisht4u 08-26-2012 03:53 AM

Re: Roger : We are best ever, The four of us? Thatís a really difficult call.
 
A good answer from Fed.
He doesn't want to say anything about past great players that are detrimental.
Besides, no good would come out of it.

Slams are what is generally used to judge a players strength but Murray would be a fine example of an exception to this rule.

hipolymer 08-26-2012 03:59 AM

Re: Roger : We are best ever, The four of us? Thatís a really difficult call.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mark Lenders (Post 12355264)
The answer is no.

The top 3 is probably the strongest ever, but Murray isn't a strong enough #4 to make it the best top 4 ever. McEnroe, Connors, Lendl and Wilander probably take that title.

McEnroe, Connors, Lendl, and Wilander had 30 slams between them

Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, and Murray have 33 slams between them.

:shrug:

BroTree123 08-26-2012 04:03 AM

Re: Roger : We are best ever, The four of us? Thatís a really difficult call.
 
Federerbestclass, why aren't you on youtube anymore?

cutesteve22 08-26-2012 04:17 AM

Re: Roger : We are best ever, The four of us? Thatís a really difficult call.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by redshift36188 (Post 12355236)
WTA is fine now. The fiasco period is gone.

:lol: Even Player like Sharapova completed career slam, random players won a slam since 2010 and have done nothing after their fluke slams. That's fiasco.

howyesno 08-26-2012 04:26 AM

Re: Roger : We are best ever, The four of us? Thatís a really difficult call.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hipolymer (Post 12355295)
McEnroe, Connors, Lendl, and Wilander had 30 slams between them

Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, and Murray have 33 slams between them.

:shrug:

you mean, federer, nadal and djokovic have 33 slams? you can include me too, I have as many slams as murray and donald young together

ssj100 08-26-2012 04:29 AM

Re: Roger : We are best ever, The four of us? Thatís a really difficult call.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hipolymer (Post 12355295)
McEnroe, Connors, Lendl, and Wilander had 30 slams between them

Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, and Murray have 33 slams between them.

:shrug:

Weak era.


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