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View Poll Results: Main reason for being Federer's fan?

Personality (his stylish on/off court behaviour) 43 33.33%
Game style 66 51.16%
Ranking, titles & success 0 0%
Looks, body and hotness 2 1.55%
Because he has great fans 0 0%
Nationality 3 2.33%
Watching him play is guaranteed quality 12 9.30%
Other(please specify) 3 2.33%
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Old 03-05-2006, 09:21 PM   #1
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Default Why do you support Roger?

It's probably a combination of reasons but what is the main reason for you?
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Old 03-05-2006, 09:25 PM   #2
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Default Re: Why do you support Roger?

This is a no-brainer, although I'm sure there are plenty of people who think we just want to support a constant winner.
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ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV." That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.

Q. Were you naked at the time in the spa?

ROGER FEDERER: No. It was at the front desk. I didn't walk in naked.
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Old 03-05-2006, 09:27 PM   #3
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Default Re: Why do you support Roger?

I'd have to say his game style and guaranteed quality.

The first time i ever saw Roger play live was against Haas at the Australian Open in 2002 which Haas won 8-6 in the fifth, up until that match I was sure about Roger but ever since then I've been a big fan.
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This is a no-brainer, although I'm sure there are plenty of people who think we just want to support a constant winner.
Looking at the posters in GM, if people are honest, it's not a no-brainer.
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Old 03-05-2006, 09:30 PM   #5
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Default Re: Why do you support Roger?

There are several posters in GM who I like to think are not representative of the majority of Federer fans.
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ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV." That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.

Q. Were you naked at the time in the spa?

ROGER FEDERER: No. It was at the front desk. I didn't walk in naked.
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Default Re: Why do you support Roger?

I would agree but the majority who considers themselves fans of Federer would probably go for "guaranteed quality" if they were being honest. But it's a totally valid reason
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Default Re: Why do you support Roger?

I might have said that a couple of years ago, but look at this year's AO - quality was by no means guaranteed in some of his matches there.
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ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV." That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.

Q. Were you naked at the time in the spa?

ROGER FEDERER: No. It was at the front desk. I didn't walk in naked.
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Default Re: Why do you support Roger?

You need to see the bigger picture - usually the quality of play is guaranteed, at least more than watching any other ATP/WTA player.
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Default Re: Why do you support Roger?

Well, looking at the bigger picture, guaranteed quality is almost the same as style of play, in the sense that what he produces over the course of a year in most matches is what I enjoy watching. But there are always exceptions to the rule, and sometimes I appreciate what he's trying to do, even if it doesn't always work, more than what he actually does do out on the court - ie, the style he is employing.
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ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV." That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.

Q. Were you naked at the time in the spa?

ROGER FEDERER: No. It was at the front desk. I didn't walk in naked.
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Default Re: Why do you support Roger?

I found this really hard to answer... obviously there are multiple reasons for why I'm a diehard fan of his. It basically can be boiled down to two main ones for me-- his amazing quality of play and his on/off-court personality. However, I finally chose his personality because that's what draws me most to him. If he were as great a player as he is, but had the personality of Kiefer, I would respect his talent, but wouldn't be his fan (no offense to fans of Kiefer)
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Game style by a huge margin. By contrast, I sometimes wish Nadal would not go deep into tournaments so that I did not have to watch his ugly style of play.

Match quality is a question mark simply because he seems to not care too much about matches he knows he can win easily nowadays and that shows in his performance.
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Looking at the posters in GM, if people are honest, it's not a no-brainer.
In that case, why don't you go do this poll in GM then instead of here?
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Default Re: Why do you support Roger?

Combination of personality and game style. He has both the game and the attitude that I wish I could have.
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Default Re: Why do you support Roger?

I picked 'nationality' because honestly that's mainly why I followed his career since junior tour, when he trained the village next to mine (Ecublens).

But for 5 - 6 years now I am a huge fan because of his game mainly, and his personnality too
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