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If anyone subscribes to the NYTimes online, they usually post a picture of the winner on the front page. Maybe they did so earlier today, but there is no pix of Fed now. It is 9/11 after all, so they have a pix of a couple embracing in remembrance at Ground Zero.

Further down the page however, is the headline for the US Open: At 35, Agassi Gives All but Falls to Younger Star Right below the summary is a secondary link with the headline, Roberts: Here's Hoping Agassi Plays On

You go to the Sports Page and, who has 2 pix to 0? Agassi of course, waving to the crowd. You go to the Tennis page, and there's Roger!...shaking hands with Agassi whose facing prominantly in the photo, you see the back of Fed's head.

DickE said earlier today that maybe both Agassi and Fed will be on Letterman tomorrow.
 

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they had a little blurb in the top corner earlier :shrug:
 

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well, fed doesn't need to win the american press. US doesn't dominate tennis anymore anyway. so why push to win them over when the rest of the world is in awe with him?
 

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Who cares american press :ras:
 

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Tennis Fool said:
A blurb with Fed only in a picture?
yup a little picture, the score and a link. that's all he got on most websites, espn, si etc.
 
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well, fed doesn't need to win the american press. US doesn't dominate tennis anymore anyway. so why push to win them over when the rest of the world is in awe with him?
Well, even Fed has said you know you've made it when you come to NYC and win the USO.
 

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yup a little picture, the score and a link. that's all he got on most websites, espn, si etc.
That's sad, because when Sharapova won last year at Wimby, she took up the whole front half of the newspaper, she was the hurricane of last summer.

Even Kim got a nice photo and wrap up.
 

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Tennis Fool said:
If anyone subscribes to the NYTimes online, they usually post a picture of the winner on the front page. Maybe they did so earlier today, but there is no pix of Fed now. It is 9/11 after all, so they have a pix of a couple embracing in remembrance at Ground Zero.

Further down the page however, is the headline for the US Open: At 35, Agassi Gives All but Falls to Younger Star Right below the summary is a secondary link with the headline, Roberts: Here's Hoping Agassi Plays On

You go to the Sports Page and, who has 2 pix to 0? Agassi of course, waving to the crowd. You go to the Tennis page, and there's Roger!...shaking hands with Agassi whose facing prominantly in the photo, you see the back of Fed's head.

DickE said earlier today that maybe both Agassi and Fed will be on Letterman tomorrow.
That's jacked up!!!! I am ashamed, I am ashamed...
 
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Tennis Fool said:
If anyone subscribes to the NYTimes online, they usually post a picture of the winner on the front page. Maybe they did so earlier today, but there is no pix of Fed now. It is 9/11 after all, so they have a pix of a couple embracing in remembrance at Ground Zero.

Further down the page however, is the headline for the US Open: At 35, Agassi Gives All but Falls to Younger Star Right below the summary is a secondary link with the headline, Roberts: Here's Hoping Agassi Plays On
Well if they refer to Federer solely as a Younger Star and don't even mention his name you know something is wrong with the NYTimes. Agassi playing at 35 is not bigger news than Federer winning back to back Wimby/USOpen two years in a row. That hasn't been done in the Open Era. I wonder if they ever mentioned it in 2004 when he won 3 majors?
 

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im sure Federer wont care..
its water of a Roddick's back
 

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That's sad, because when Sharapova won last year at Wimby, she took up the whole front half of the newspaper, she was the hurricane of last summer.

Even Kim got a nice photo and wrap up.
i'd really like to see roger on the cover of si sometime. sharapova made it after wimby last year. i wonder what roger would have to do to finally make it. :(
 

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i'd really like to see roger on the cover of si sometime. sharapova made it after wimby last year. i wonder what roger would have to do to finally make it. :(
Sharapova :aplot:
 

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they just showed some highlights and part of an interview on Espn
 

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i'd really like to see roger on the cover of si sometime. sharapova made it after wimby last year. i wonder what roger would have to do to finally make it. :(
Only if someone like Wertheim pushes for it. Someone said that JMac was recently on Letterman, who used to follow tennis but doesn't much anymore. JMac mentioned how good this new guy, Federer, was and Letterman gave him a blank look.

I think that's the (still) basic American reaction to 21st Century tennis.

Maybe we can swap Andy for Feds in the Lexus commercials. Now, those would be funny.
 

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1. The NY Times is not the entire American media.

2. At Sports Illustrated.com, the main picture of the US Open is Roger celebrating his victory. The main headline on Yahoo.com is "Federer wins US Open". On CNN.com right now, the picture is Federer with the caption "Federer Captures Second Straight US Open". On the dreaded Foxnews.com, the picture is of Federer kissing the trophy with the caption "Federer Wins Open". The headlines at ABC.com is "Federer Wins 2nd Straight U.S. Open Title". On TheWashingtonPost.com, the newspaper has the GALL to mention Agassi's name with the headline "Federer Beats Agassi at Open"!
 

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Quite obviously, he has some difficulty with media appreicaton in Canada as well:

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Mon, September 12, 2005

Federer's dominance sinks game to new lows
By ERIC FRANCIS, CALGARY SUN




CALGARY -- Roger Federer may very well end up being the greatest tennis player of all time, but his dominance threatens to sink the game to new lows.

It's no secret the last time tennis was exciting Andre Agassi had hair, which made it fitting that for the first time in well over a decade, the men's U.S. Open final offered up delicious intrigue yesterday, thanks to what could be Agassi's final Open appearance.

However, with millions of casual sports fans sitting down to watch what they hoped would be a magical finish to Agassi's career, Federer proved once again he's essentially invincible.

Despite early excitement, it ended the same way all his matches do.

Without a worthy rival, Federer's brilliance will be lost as more and more people ignore a sport that died when wooden rackets and colourful players gave way to a power game devoid of rallies.


The pending departure of Andre Agassi - the last of the game's great personalities - is going to make tennis matters a whole lot worse.
 

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Without a worthy rival, Federer's brilliance will be lost as more and more people ignore a sport that died when wooden rackets and colourful players gave way to a power game devoid of rallies.

The pending departure of Andre Agassi - the last of the game's great personalities - is going to make tennis matters a whole lot worse.

he's lost in history!! :rolleyes:
 

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:rolleyes: When Agassi had hair tennis wasn't exciting for me at all. And the LAST the of the game's great personalities - :rolleyes: But that's only me of course.
I won't even get into the 'devoid of rallies' thing.
 
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