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Old 08-04-2007, 11:05 PM   #16
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Yeah, I have yet to see Federer do his best at an exo. I think it is purely for the practice and the money. Whenever he loses those things, he always says its just an exhibition.

Remember the Roddick one a few years back? The press was having a field day when Roddick won and thought that this would be repeated at the Australian Open. The press was asking Federer if he was concerned, and he said it was just an exo.

Also, I recall a TV program about Federer's life and I recall his childhood opponents saying that when he is playing practice matches, he did not mind losing and would take it lightly. When it was time for a "real" match he was totally different player and would never let any of his peers beat him.

Just my 2 cents.
federer has a reputation for being a poor practice player. he has lost to everyone...even to guys like lapentti.
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Old 08-05-2007, 02:05 AM   #17
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What's the purpose of this exhibition, anyway?

Personally, I couldn't care less and I wish Federer would find something better to do, lol. It's an exhibition, for crying out loud, and unless I was a huge tennis fan in Macao and heard these two legends were coming to my hometown I really wouldn't care because it's meaningless.

IMO, Roger should be concentrating on his own career and aspirations, and Pete should try to fade away gracefully. I thought winning the 2001 USO was graceful enough.

Geez, why won't he just go away?

Sorry, I know there are huge Pete fans around here but I'm getting tired of hearing about him, especially at this juncture. Roger really needs to focus on himself; he still has an active career and a lot left to accomplish.

Please, Pete, stop distracting Roger.
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Old 08-05-2007, 10:23 PM   #19
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What's the purpose of this exhibition, anyway?

Personally, I couldn't care less and I wish Federer would find something better to do, lol. It's an exhibition, for crying out loud, and unless I was a huge tennis fan in Macao and heard these two legends were coming to my hometown I really wouldn't care because it's meaningless.

IMO, Roger should be concentrating on his own career and aspirations, and Pete should try to fade away gracefully. I thought winning the 2001 USO was graceful enough.
Agree. Fed has nothing to gain in this spectacle, except for money. Also, I can't stand serious discussions about meaningless exhibitions provided by MTF experts with impressive armchair knowledge.

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That's another thing that Roger and Pete have in common -- they're both known to be poor practice players. So in this exhibition, it might boil down to who plays less poorly.
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Thats so great Suktuen. I know you will have a great time!!!
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What's the purpose of this exhibition, anyway?

Personally, I couldn't care less and I wish Federer would find something better to do, lol. It's an exhibition, for crying out loud, and unless I was a huge tennis fan in Macao and heard these two legends were coming to my hometown I really wouldn't care because it's meaningless.

IMO, Roger should be concentrating on his own career and aspirations, and Pete should try to fade away gracefully. I thought winning the 2001 USO was graceful enough.

Geez, why won't he just go away?

Sorry, I know there are huge Pete fans around here but I'm getting tired of hearing about him, especially at this juncture. Roger really needs to focus on himself; he still has an active career and a lot left to accomplish.

Please, Pete, stop distracting Roger.
Lighten up. It's only for fun (and money). Federer won't play at full strength and it's after the season anyway. It won't hurt Roger's performances in 2008.
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What's the purpose of this exhibition, anyway?

Personally, I couldn't care less and I wish Federer would find something better to do, lol. It's an exhibition, for crying out loud, and unless I was a huge tennis fan in Macao and heard these two legends were coming to my hometown I really wouldn't care because it's meaningless.
ME ME!!! Though I'm not in Macao but Kuala Lumpur

I think I'll feel the same as you about these exhibition if not the fact that it actually WILL BE IN MY HOMETOWN! I can't express enough how excited I had been about this....

AND I GOT THE TICKET!!!!!!



I'M FINALLY GOING TO SEE ROGI IN ACTION LIVE SINCE I'D BECOME HIS FAN 4 YRS AGO!!!!!!



The other match is actually Nadal/Gasquet but they have it on different day
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I can't wait 24 Nov!!!!!!!!!

Roger and Pete!!!!

I am Coming!!!!!!!!
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Sampras v Federer Exhibitions on Tennis Channel
October 3, 2007

The November Tennis Channel line-up will include live showings of the three meetings in the Asian exhibition tour featuring current world No. 1 Roger Federer against former No. 1 Pete Sampras.


According to the Tennis Channel schedule, the meeting in Seoul, Korea between the Swiss and the American is up first, shown Nov. 19 at 4 a.m. live (EST). Up next is the Nov. 22 match in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at 7 a.m. live; then the Nov. 23 meeting in Macao, China, at 1 a.m. live.

"I am so excited to play Pete and I am really looking forward to visiting Malaysia for the first time," Federer said. "There is no doubt that we will play some great tennis."

The exhibitions originated after Sampras invited Federer to practice at his home in Los Angeles last March.

"Obviously he's a great player, but I felt like I didn't embarrass myself out there," Sampras said of the practice session. "I feel like I can hold my own."

Sampras gives himself a chance against the Swiss, who beat him in their lone tour meeting at Wimbledon in 2001.

"Roger's game doesn't have many cracks," Sampras said. "It's one of those sorts of match-ups where I just need to overwhelm him with some power and try to come in and hopefully serve well."

Sampras has won all three events he has competed in this year on the Outback Champions Series senior tour in the U.S.

"I want to do something every two or three months," Sampras said. "I'd rather not play enough than play too much."

Source: http://www.tennis-x.com/story/2007-10-03/i.php
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Yeah, I have yet to see Federer do his best at an exo. I think it is purely for the practice and the money. Whenever he loses those things, he always says its just an exhibition.

Remember the Roddick one a few years back? The press was having a field day when Roddick won and thought that this would be repeated at the Australian Open. The press was asking Federer if he was concerned, and he said it was just an exo.

Also, I recall a TV program about Federer's life and I recall his childhood opponents saying that when he is playing practice matches, he did not mind losing and would take it lightly. When it was time for a "real" match he was totally different player and would never let any of his peers beat him.

Just my 2 cents.


yeah it's very true. how up til he was 14 he had never won a practice match against this guy, but alwasy won the real matches.
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I can't wait 24 Nov!!!!

Roger and Pete!!!! I just so ecciting!
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This is actually a bit tricky for Roger. He must not lose this, since even if it's just an exhibition, idiots will start saying that he cannot be the greatest if he can't beat an over-the-hill Sampras. On the other hand, it IS an exhibition, so he must not hive Sampras a schooling either.

So in some ways this is a lose-lose situation for Roger, while it's a win-win situation for Pete. Anything but a complete humiliation will be a good result for Sampras, and since it's an exhibition, a complete humuliation is basically out of the question.
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This is actually a bit tricky for Roger. He must not lose this, since even if it's just an exhibition, idiots will start saying that he cannot be the greatest if he can't beat an over-the-hill Sampras. On the other hand, it IS an exhibition, so he must not hive Sampras a schooling either.

So in some ways this is a lose-lose situation for Roger, while it's a win-win situation for Pete. Anything but a complete humiliation will be a good result for Sampras, and since it's an exhibition, a complete humuliation is basically out of the question.
i dont think roger really cares for idiots. Idiots will think of something new even if federer does win easily.

If what you say is true, fed has only himself to blame if he does indeed lose.
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