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Old 03-10-2010, 03:38 PM   #976
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Unfortunately Roger didn't got the Laureus this year. Usain Bolt won for the 2nd consecutive time. Serena got the award for Sportswoman of the year and Kim Clijsters got honoured for her comeback.
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:02 PM   #977
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Unfortunately Roger didn't got the Laureus this year. Usain Bolt won for the 2nd consecutive time. Serena got the award for Sportswoman of the year and Kim Clijsters got honoured for her comeback.
Bolt is amazing but the truth is he's yet to defend any of his titles he's Olympic champion and world champion, if he wins in the next world championship or defends the 200m and 100m in the London Olympics than that makes him the greatest athlete, what I'm saying is he hasn't withstood the test of time, Roger has!

PS it shows how much deeper the men's competition at the awards is that Roger who broke the slam record didn't win but Serena who didn't did!
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Old 03-11-2010, 04:08 AM   #978
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whatever man. Laureus Academy voters don't wanna recognize Roger has earned the right to GOAT of tennis then that's their loss. Shame they didn't honour it. and don't like bolt. guy reminds me of Djoker.
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:48 AM   #979
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whatever man. Laureus Academy voters don't wanna recognize Roger has earned the right to GOAT of tennis then that's their loss. Shame they didn't honour it. and don't like bolt. guy reminds me of Djoker.
else i guess they are sick of seeing federer win the award 4 times....


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Old 03-11-2010, 12:42 PM   #980
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that's OK, it just a award~~
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Old 03-11-2010, 04:00 PM   #981
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who cares as long as he will get the Laureus of the decade! I heard there is a vote.
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Old 03-11-2010, 04:41 PM   #982
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else i guess they are sick of seeing federer win the award 4 times....


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But they have no problem giving the award to Serena, even though she abused a line judge.
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Old 03-19-2010, 04:44 PM   #983
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Two good articles about fed:

Tignor's: The maestro up close - beautiful piece about fed's emotional fight under the deceiving appearance of easiness.

Bodo's: Hold the violins - title says it all, after not dramatif fed's defeat.
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Old 03-20-2010, 03:52 PM   #984
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A rebirth for Roger Federer - http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/03/2...r-federer.html

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The last time we saw Roger Federer at the Sony Ericsson Open, he was having a rare meltdown -- standing angrily over his mangled racket, frustrated that his forehand had betrayed him, depressed that his back wasn't fully healed and annoyed that the media seemed fixated on the what's-wrong-with-Roger angle.

After 4 ˝ years at No. 1, the Swiss king looked mortal. He had surrendered his throne and lost five matches in a row to Rafael Nadal, including the finals of the 2008 French Open, 2008 Wimbledon and 2009 Australian Open (after which he left the court weeping). He also lost four in a row to Andy Murray.

And there would be no trophy in Key Biscayne, either, after an error-filled loss to Novak Djokovic. Federer couldn't get off the court fast enough. He even brushed past autograph-seekers, something he almost never does.

But his fortunes began to change almost immediately after he left Miami. He married his longtime girlfriend, Mirka Vavrinec, on April 11 in Switzerland. A month later, he beat Nadal on clay in Madrid and finally won the French Open title that had eluded him. The first week of July, he outlasted Andy Roddick in an epic Wimbledon final, broke Pete Sampras' record with a 15th Grand Slam title and reclaimed the No. 1 ranking in the process. From May through July he went 26-1. The last week of July, he became the father of twin girls, Charlene Riva and Myla Rose.

As he prepared to return to the 2010 Sony Ericsson Open, Federer talked about his forgettable trip to South Florida last spring, the eventful months that followed, the art of changing diapers and how fatherhood has changed him.

``Last year at this time was very tough for me,'' Federer said. ``But it was more the media being down on me than me doubting myself. I thought I played a great Australian Open but just wasn't able to win it, and then losing in the semis at Indian Wells [Calif.] and Miami, the media came down hard on me. The tone got very negative, and I was answering tough questions.

``My forehand had some issues, my movement wasn't there. Because of my back injury, I was pressing too much on offense. But all in all, I made two semis, and I knew there was no reason to panic. Still, the negativity all around gets to you.''

Adding to the tension, Federer was dealing privately with the tightly guarded news that he and Mirka were expecting twins in the summer. Like any couple that learns two babies are on the way instead of one, it can be overwhelming.

``We found out in Australia that it was twins, and we were very worried, to be honest,'' Federer said. ``At first, we thought it might be twice as hard, twice as many problems. We wondered how we would be able to travel with two babies. Would they cry all the time? Would they sleep at the same time? How would this all work with our lifestyle?

``But then, we realized having two at the same time would mean they could be best friends forever, and we got excited about it. Now that Myla and Charlene are in our lives, I wouldn't want it any other way.''

Once Federer hit the clay in April, everything came together. When he got to Madrid, he told the press he was going to win.

``They're like, `It's Rafa's turf. OK, you're crazy.' But I knew my game was back. I won, and the rest is history. I never looked back.''

When the babies arrived, so did new questions: Would Federer lose his focus? Could he stay No. 1 while waking up in the night for feedings and diaper changes? Would he care less about tennis now that he had a family?

No. Yes. No.

``Having children has had a major impact on me, all good,'' he said. ``Mirka went through the pregnancy so well, and that inspired me. I felt bad that I was just sitting on the sidelines, not able to help much. Once the babies came, I wanted to be part of it. Mirka still does more diaper-changing and waking up, but in the daytime, I hold the babies a lot and spend a lot of time with them.

``The press started asking questions because a father hasn't won much before, but I am a master at blocking stuff out on the court. The marriage and kids inspire me. My relationship with Mirka was always very strong and intense, and we worried a little that if we have kids, can we keep that? Should we take that step? We decided it's better sooner than later. Hopefully, they can see me play. That was important to Mirka. My life feels very balanced now, and my perspective changed. All of a sudden, I have children depending on me. It's not all about me anymore.''

That realization has led Federer to be more charitable outside the home, as well. When he heard about the devastating earthquake in Haiti, he was at the Australian Open. Within 24 hours, he had rounded up other top players and organized ``Hit for Haiti,'' an exhibition that raised $200,000. Last week he organized another involving Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Nadal and Martina Navratilova and raised $1 million.

``The guy's loving life right now,'' TV commentator Patrick McEnroe said. ``He's got a beautiful family and can afford to travel well with them. He's No. 1 again, which is where he likes to be. Some guys view that as a burden, but not Roger. He loves it on top. It's where he's most comfortable. Now that he broke Pete's record, he's playing without pressure. He's relaxed and fit, and when he plays like that, it's a scary sight.''
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Old 03-23-2010, 02:00 PM   #986
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Two good articles about fed:

Tignor's: The maestro up close - beautiful piece about fed's emotional fight under the deceiving appearance of easiness.

Bodo's: Hold the violins - title says it all, after not dramatif fed's defeat.
I especially recommend the first article by Tignor which I found great , about an aspect which is often neglected by the writers about Fed.

As for the match against Baghdatis, I really found it very good, the best match of the tournament imo, nothing to be afraid of. Baghdatis just surprised me.
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Old 03-31-2010, 07:03 AM   #988
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nice interview.
http://www.tennis-x.com/story/2010-03-26/h.php
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Roger, don't be sad~~

we always love you~~ take a good rest~~see you in clay!!
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Old 04-09-2010, 07:38 PM   #990
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This may have been posted already, I couldn't see it though Fed is in the running for the 2010 TIME 100 Poll, he made the cut in 2007 and is currently sitting at 19th in the rankings Good stuff, apart from the fact they got his age wrong

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Federer stands alone as the most accomplished tennis player of all time, having broken Pete Sampras' record of 14 career Grand Slam titles after defeating American Andy Roddick in a five-set thriller at Wimbledon. (Federer clinched championship No. 16 at the Australian Open in January.) The Swiss superstar has stayed classy throughout his remarkable run.



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