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Old 10-05-2012, 04:59 AM   #1861
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:06 AM   #1862
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Federer has been threatened to death by a crazy Chinese for one week. The Chinese police are giving him superior protection, his practise will be closed to the public and they will not let fans approach too near from him :

http://www.20min.ch/ro/sports/tennis...erer--31327590

a Chinese webposter with the pseudo "Blue cat" started on the 25th of september posting on a frequented Chinese sports website a sentence "let you know that I'm going to kill Roger Federer" with a photoshop of a beheaded Fed. Then he kept on every day and the Chinese police was alerted.

Fed landed on a small airport rather than in Shanghai main airport.

If anything can reassure those of us who are scared, I think the Chinese police will do the job better than any other police would have.

what da fuck is this?? Fed brought his wife and kids rite? won't be a bad thing if he loses early and they get out of the country quickly. psychopath on the loose.
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:38 AM   #1863
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Just read the news on lequipe.fr... Fed... don't go to China! get the hell out of here!
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Just read the news on lequipe.fr... Fed... don't go to China! get the hell out of here!
this I'm worried.
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:39 PM   #1866
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Me too... Hope they be ok.
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Roger has arrived in Shanghai without his wife and daughters ... very wise. A last minute change of plans he said ... hardly surprising.
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Fed brought his wife and kids rite?
I wonder about that, it seems that the organizer said that they would protect "Fed and his family" but I thought that usually his family didn't come to Shanghai, and even more considering the situation.

if anybody knows that ?

I think it's stupid but of course we can't help being afraid which also quite wastes the pleasure of tennis
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:12 AM   #1869
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Changing the subject for some better news

Roger on the cover of Swiss Magazine for October, if anyone has the article
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Ooh, two of my favourite subjects in the same magazine (Moevenpick being the other one!). Is it available internationally?
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:33 AM   #1872
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Ooh, two of my favourite subjects in the same magazine (Moevenpick being the other one!). Is it available internationally?
it should be, the tagline is "The international magazine of Switzerland." And here's what it says on their "About Us" page:
Swiss News enjoys a monthly readership of between 60,000 and 70,000. The magazine is also distributed to international organisations, opinion-leaders in politics and business, chambers of commerce, four-and-five star hotel groups, kiosks, book stores, as well as Switzerland Tourism, and aboard all Swiss International Airlines flights in business class.

http://www.swissnews.ch/headernavigation/who-we-are/

I wanted to get a copy of the French Swiss mag L'Illustre a few times when Roger was featured, and I went to half a dozen stores around Toronto that sell international magazines, but none of them had it and I didn't see this one either (I would've remembered). I might send them an email and ask if they know where in Toronto I can get it or if I can just buy an issue for them directly and they just mail it to me.
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maybe at the international airport near your place, at Swiss Airlines office, they have that
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Federer: Death threat ‘bit of a distraction’

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Sunday, October 07, 2012

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Roger Federer admits that the online death threat he received recently was somewhat of a disturbance. An Internet user calling himself “Blue Cat Polytheistic Religion Founder 07” posted a graphic message about the Swiss on the popular baidu.com site.

"Obviously maybe it's a little bit of a distraction, there's no doubt about it,” Federer said at pre-tournament press conference for the Shanghai Masters 1000 tournament. “But you have to be aware of what's happening around you," he said. “But that is the case anyway anywhere I go today with my fame and all that stuff."

Federer admitted he first became aware of the issue about 10 days ago, before the information went public.

"So then obviously it came out in the press. That's when things changed.” he said. "It became much more public, which I'm a bit disappointed about, that it did come out in the press. "It was something just very small on a website, nothing clear and concrete, people just debating. That it makes that big news is a bit surprising to me."

Federer's wife Mirka and their twin daughters did not travel to China as previously reported, but he said it had nothing to do with the death threat: "It was a last-minute decision for me to come here in the first place,” he said.

Federer did not play the Shanghai Masters in 2011.


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