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Date: 02 Feb 2009 23:28:48
From: moosekak
Subject: Fairest article so far...peter bodo
http://tennisworld.typepad.com/tennisworld/2009/02/tk.html

love this quote:

"There's a deal with the devil at the bottom of all this, and it goes
something like this: I will give you outrageous skills, allow you to
glide where others stagger, and free you to soar where others labor to
fly. But I will collect my due in the form of a rival against whom
those abilities will not be sufficient, against whom you will have to
call on or develop resources of your own, to do what is required by
your ambition."

"We're now in a position to take measure of a quality that Federer has
not been called upon to show in any meaningful sense so far, his
resilience"

we always thought he was over his hewitt mind frailty back in the old
days....can he do it again?




 
Date: 03 Feb 2009 08:41:35
From: Patrick Kehoe
Subject: Re: Fairest article so far...peter bodo
On Feb 2, 11:28=A0pm, moosekak <sweesion...@gmail.com > wrote:
> http://tennisworld.typepad.com/tennisworld/2009/02/tk.html
>
> love this quote:
>
> "There's a deal with the devil at the bottom of all this, and it goes
> something like this: I will give you outrageous skills, allow you to
> glide where others stagger, and free you to soar where others labor to
> fly. But I will collect my due in the form of a rival against whom
> those abilities will not be sufficient, against whom you will have to
> call on or develop resources of your own, to do what is required by
> your ambition."
>
> "We're now in a position to take measure of a quality that Federer has
> not been called upon to show in any meaningful sense so far, his
> resilience"
>
> we always thought he was over his hewitt mind frailty back in the old
> days....can he do it again?

++ Nice writing there by Bodo... elegant and gripping... though once
shouldn't discount the USO 2008 so quickly since Bodo himself and many
others noted that was a courage win by Federer under the heat of talk
of his tennis demise... and there is still Wimbledon 2009 to play so
the melodrama will likely have more twists and turns yet...

P


 
Date: 03 Feb 2009 13:38:57
From: Superdave
Subject: Re: Fairest article so far...peter bodo
On Mon, 2 Feb 2009 23:28:48 -0800 (PST), moosekak
<sweesiong78@gmail.com > wrote:

>http://tennisworld.typepad.com/tennisworld/2009/02/tk.html
>
>love this quote:
>
>"There's a deal with the devil at the bottom of all this, and it goes
>something like this: I will give you outrageous skills, allow you to
>glide where others stagger, and free you to soar where others labor to
>fly. But I will collect my due in the form of a rival against whom
>those abilities will not be sufficient, against whom you will have to
>call on or develop resources of your own, to do what is required by
>your ambition."
>
>"We're now in a position to take measure of a quality that Federer has
>not been called upon to show in any meaningful sense so far, his
>resilience"
>
>we always thought he was over his hewitt mind frailty back in the old
>days....can he do it again?


You are DAMN RIGHT he can !!!


 
Date: 03 Feb 2009 03:31:29
From: Carey
Subject: Re: Fairest article so far...peter bodo


xamigax@gmail.com wrote:
> On 3 f=E9v, 08:28, moosekak <sweesion...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > http://tennisworld.typepad.com/tennisworld/2009/02/tk.html
> >
> > love this quote:
> >
> > "There's a deal with the devil at the bottom of all this, and it goes
> > something like this: I will give you outrageous skills, allow you to
> > glide where others stagger, and free you to soar where others labor to
> > fly. But I will collect my due in the form of a rival against whom
> > those abilities will not be sufficient, against whom you will have to
> > call on or develop resources of your own, to do what is required by
> > your ambition."
> >
> > "We're now in a position to take measure of a quality that Federer has
> > not been called upon to show in any meaningful sense so far, his
> > resilience"
> >
> > we always thought he was over his hewitt mind frailty back in the old
> > days....can he do it again?
>
> Faust playing tennis.
> Not bad, but I simply don't buy such crap as "resilience".
> Needless pseduo-psycho bullshit, all was said and well said "you will
> have to call on or develop esources of your own, to do what is
> required by your ambition."
>
> Has Federer the ambition to wipe out Sampras, or someone else, since I
> have no idea of who is Fed's GOAT!
> Has Federer waited too long to improve his level?
> Has he underestimated Nadal's role in that tennis theatre?
> Maybe, maybe not.
> Who knows if Nadal won't have to deal very soon with a similar problem
> (Verdasco/Simon anyone?) ?
>
> As said by many RSTers, including me: still happy with that era of
> tennis.
> An era that have so much to offer.
> This isn't the golden age of tennis, too "serious" & too few variety
> in gamestyles; yet this "goaten" age of tennis still is something
> worth to witness.
>
> Share & Enjoy,
> Manolo

Beautiful, perceptive, historically informed post.


 
Date: 03 Feb 2009 02:29:11
From: xamigax@gmail.com
Subject: Re: Fairest article so far...peter bodo
On 3 f=E9v, 08:28, moosekak <sweesion...@gmail.com > wrote:
> http://tennisworld.typepad.com/tennisworld/2009/02/tk.html
>
> love this quote:
>
> "There's a deal with the devil at the bottom of all this, and it goes
> something like this: I will give you outrageous skills, allow you to
> glide where others stagger, and free you to soar where others labor to
> fly. But I will collect my due in the form of a rival against whom
> those abilities will not be sufficient, against whom you will have to
> call on or develop resources of your own, to do what is required by
> your ambition."
>
> "We're now in a position to take measure of a quality that Federer has
> not been called upon to show in any meaningful sense so far, his
> resilience"
>
> we always thought he was over his hewitt mind frailty back in the old
> days....can he do it again?

Faust playing tennis.
Not bad, but I simply don't buy such crap as "resilience".
Needless pseduo-psycho bullshit, all was said and well said "you will
have to call on or develop esources of your own, to do what is
required by your ambition."

Has Federer the ambition to wipe out Sampras, or someone else, since I
have no idea of who is Fed's GOAT!
Has Federer waited too long to improve his level?
Has he underestimated Nadal's role in that tennis theatre?
Maybe, maybe not.
Who knows if Nadal won't have to deal very soon with a similar problem
(Verdasco/Simon anyone?) ?

As said by many RSTers, including me: still happy with that era of
tennis.
An era that have so much to offer.
This isn't the golden age of tennis, too "serious" & too few variety
in gamestyles; yet this "goaten" age of tennis still is something
worth to witness.

Share & Enjoy,
Manolo