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Old 02-01-2009, 09:58 PM   #76
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I wouldn't have minded him just tearing up but this was too much.

Anyways, they made perezhilton again. I think Perez has got a crush on Rafa.

http://perezhilton.com/2009-02-01-it...-grown-man-cry

Dude, if I were you I would not admit to anyone I read Perez Hilton's blog.

He's the scum of the earth, as far as I'm concerned.
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Old 02-01-2009, 10:03 PM   #77
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To answer the original question 'Were his tears justified?' I will say that any emotion apparent or hidden is justified to the owner and the observer. Emotions are afterall what make us human. (Which, I might add seems to be lacking in some posters).

Roger probably knew that he had balls it up, and was angry with himself for all the missed opportunities. Also everyone seems to be still treating him like the favourite to win, so it is a renewed shock to him when he doesn't . Anger and shock always make me cry rather than pain, and cry uncontrollably which can be embarrassing but totally unstoppable. (I'm female but still)

Rafa wouldn't have cried but Roger did, everyone is different and react in different ways, its in poor taste to judge someone for crying. In a way it's refreshing for a man to be so open with his feelings but in others it makes people feel uncomfortable.

If bitching about him makes people feel better it reflects worse on them than crying does on Rogi
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Old 02-01-2009, 10:04 PM   #78
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Take off those rose glasses Seahorse: Nadal is being honest, but it's easy to say this when you win. Was he saying this to himself in the Wimbledon ('07) showers while crying to himself.

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Both men put their lives into tennis. How can users not respect what that investment entails, as Fed displayed today? I can't believe this thread exists... as a poll. Wow, what a group of callous people... how can one cheer for players to cry as a result of feeling that so much of their effort has been squandered? That's such a horrible desire.
No-one is talking about cheering for players to cry, I was simply asking whether people felt Fed's behaviour at the ceremony was OK? Considering the celebrations were seemingly subdued out of respect for Federer's feelings.

Clearly most people think it was.
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Old 02-01-2009, 10:06 PM   #79
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It was really low from Fed.
He's a 27 years old for God sake! If he wanted to cry so badly he could have done it in locker room.
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to be honest, i would be more mad than sad, idk why he cried
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I haven't see that kind of emotional breakdown at a trophy ceremony since Jana Novotna lost to Steffi Graf when she melted down after a set up and serving to go up 5-1.

And yeah, I agree that probably Federer didn't want to humiliate himself in public like that, but still.... He's beaten ever so many people at slams and in slam finals too. I'm sure they wanted it just as badly as he wanted it today, however they managed to remain gracious in defeat. If any one of his opponents in a grand slam final had broken down like Federer did today, I'm sure that they would have been laughed at by most of the posters here. Maybe he couldn't help it, but how is it that others do manage, but he can't? Also, why is it that when Federer cries, it's somehow evidence of just how wonderful he is when those same posters would have laughed at Andy if he had broken down after his bitter losses to Federer at Wimbledon?

When he beat Nadal at Wimbledon the year before last, Nadal wept bitterly in the locker room, but managed to be gracious at the victory ceremony. I'd like for Nadal for once be able to be happy at a slam victory ceremony rather than having to be tiptoeing around Federer's feelings.
Expected this from a Fed-loather. I'm not a tard for either him or Nadal but how can he control his emotions? Come on.

Roddick wept after his US Open win. It happens. Nadal shed a few tears at Wimby when he just won the title.

Then again you think Fakervic's actions are classy.
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It was really low from Fed.
He's a 27 years old for God sake! If he wanted to cry so badly he could have done it in locker room.
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Old 02-01-2009, 10:25 PM   #83
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Roger probably knew that he had balls it up, and was angry with himself for all the missed opportunities. Also everyone seems to be still treating him like the favourite to win, so it is a renewed shock to him when he doesn't . Anger and shock always make me cry rather than pain, and cry uncontrollably which can be embarrassing but totally unstoppable. (I'm female but still)


Roger practically demanded that he be treated as the favorite. He was very testy about that favorite status. So, if that caused shock, he brought it on himself.

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Rafa wouldn't have cried but Roger did, everyone is different and react in different ways, its in poor taste to judge someone for crying. In a way it's refreshing for a man to be so open with his feelings but in others it makes people feel uncomfortable.
You are quite right about this. Rafa wouldn't have cried at the victory ceremony if he had lost, because he has excellent manners. It's not about emotions; it's about behaving well in moments of great personal stress. Sure, he felt bad and he made the ceremony all about HIS emotions, His "open feelings" His sadness. I'm sure he didn't plan it, but when others have shown themselves to be gracious losers when he was in his ascendence, it would behoove him to do the same.

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If bitching about him makes people feel better it reflects worse on them than crying does on Rogi
I'm not bitching about him crying -- I'm simply talking about what it reveals about his character. And feeling badly, that in his last three slam victories, Rafa was so worried about Federer feeling bad that he couldn't really be joyous for his own accomplishments.
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Old 02-01-2009, 10:29 PM   #84
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of course its easier to act the bigger man when uve just WON
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Old 02-01-2009, 10:29 PM   #85
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Roger you are one gutless crybaby .
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Expected this from a Fed-loather. I'm not a tard for either him or Nadal but how can he control his emotions? Come on.

Roddick wept after his US Open win. It happens. Nadal shed a few tears at Wimby when he just won the title.

Then again you think Fakervic's actions are classy.
You've never been called upon to control your emotions? People control their emotions all the time Usually they do so out of respect for others. Controlling emotions is part of growing up.

You'll have a hard time finding a post where I've said anything like that. I think sometimes Djokovic behaves very well, and there are other times when he's not behaved well at all. I don't think it's necessary to defend one of my favorite players when they don't behave well. I think it's interesting that Federer fans have a need to feel that everything Federer does is somehow just another sign of his perfection.

Fortunately, I've not yet seen a situation where Rafa has been anything other than well-mannered and gracious. He's always been so very kind to Federer. He's a gentleman.
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I'm not surprised at the negative reaction, I am a bit surprised to see people defending him though.

Like there's anything to defend, it was great to see.
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Old 02-01-2009, 10:34 PM   #88
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thats because rafa is a robot taught to catch a tennis ball like a caveman catches animals for food ever since he was running on the mountains of mallorca, how else could he be so mentally tough, its because he doesn't truly understand the situation or appreciate it as much as some others
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have some fucking empathy, all of you who criticise him for displaying natural human emotion.
see,i've got empathy for roger since i was staring to watch tennis.i can't any more.this is not for empathy,this is way to much.

it seems he's much 'human' than we used to.

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i think the reason Roger was crying was more because he was touched at the amount of support the fans gave him in spite of his loss...he wasn't crying because he was a sore loser . he cried during the trophy ceremony in 2006 too and he won that time. anyway, i think it's fine.
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