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Date: 17 Jan 2009 07:15:10
From: wkhedr
Subject: Federer is talking too much, he needs to stop talking a little
Fit, firing Federer back to best
Michael Gleeson
January 18, 2009
http://www.theage.com.au/news/sport/tennis/fit-firing-federer-back-to-best/=
2009/01/17/1231609057952.html

THIS is his surface. His game is in the touch he is happy with. His
body is strong again. This is a court and stadium he knows well and
likes. Roger Federer should win the Australian Open.

That is not just anyone's opinion. It is Roger's. Some of it implied,
some stated outright. Like any of the best players, he is not
uncomfortable with his opinion of himself and his game. Having won the
grand slams he has, that is not arrogance, it is realism. Last year,
he was below physical fitness here, but won the last slam of the year
in New York when he had finally recovered fitness and form.

Now he knows he is back where he needs to be to win slams,
particularly those on his favoured hard court and grass. Last year was
the aberration, this year will return him to the position he has been
accustomed to holding.

"Last year was more just a race trying to get in shape, or in decent
shape for the first round, so it is quite different," Federer said.
"You know, I couldn't really work on anything. I was just trying to
hopefully hit a few times before Monday, and then, you know, ask for a
Tuesday start =85 This time it's different (and) in a way, higher
expectations than last year, because last year was just a matter of
playing the tournament. This time I try to win it."

Last year he wanted to compete, this year to win: "I don't come here
to lose in the fourth round. Those times are over.

"I am always confident entering any grand slam, really, because of all
the success I have had in the last six years. I don't remember
entering any slam, really, where I said, 'Oh God, you know, I know
it's not going to work out for me.' I always feel on the day I'm going
to play well at the slam, and it's going to take an incredible
performance by somebody else to beat me, and that's what has happened
over the last few years.

"And I know it's exactly the same again this year, so the expectations
are high from my side to do well, and I'm always eager to do well, you
know, in the beginning of the year, to try to build some momentum for
the rest of the year."

He realised leading into the US Open that, after a year of mixed
fortune and physical difficulty, his game was back to where it needed
to be, and he went on to win the tournament.

"I feel again this way this week =85 I know if things fall my way I'm
going to play great tennis, and coming off a grand slam win is always
a good feeling, whereas Wimbledon, I played great tennis but I didn't
win it, so maybe I just have a bit of extra pressure because of that,"
he said.

He acknowledges, however, that world No. 1 Rafael Nadal and reigning
champion Novak Djokovic are likely to be the players to beat.

"Of course, you would have to put Andy (Murray) in as well in there as
favourite, as well, because he has played well the last few months,"
he said.

"But I mean, it's going to take a heck of a performance from one of
the players to win this tournament, so it's going to be interesting."

Federer had preferred not to confront any of those key rivals this
week in the lead-in to the Open, but they will have taken keen note of
his display at Kooyong.

The former world No. 1 was in formidable, imperious touch in winning
the AAMI Classic yesterday, out-muscling his countryman Stanislas
Wawrinka 6-1, 6-3 in just 57 minutes.

Federer saved his best match of the week for last.

In one memorable rally, the two Swiss anchored themselves to the spot
on the baseline and traded power forehands without the need for either
to move, waiting for the other to blink, while simultaneously daring
the crowd to do likewise. In the event, the younger man clipped the
net.

"That was one point I didn't want to lose," Federer laughed.

"We know our games very well =97 that's why we had our feet planted and
didn't move. Those kinds of points are fun."

Federer had acknowledged his close relationship with his countryman,
describing him as like a little brother. It was a bond that afforded
Wawrinka no benefit on court.

"You can't show any mercy. You just have to play a good match, and if
it is 6-1, 6-1 that's what it is," Federer said.





 
Date: 18 Jan 2009 04:48:46
From: Jason Catlin
Subject: Re: Federer is talking too much, he needs to stop talking a little
On Jan 17, 4:31=A0pm, Aranci...@selin.com wrote:
> On Jan 17, 12:21=A0pm, "Dr. GroundAxe" <ground...@hotmail.co.uk> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > "Sakari Lund" <sakari.l...@welho.com> wrote in message
>
> >news:gj24n41n9qf7rmrqhk1dthqp1ahv4g5c6j@4ax.com...
>
> > > On Sat, 17 Jan 2009 16:19:16 GMT, "Vari L. Cinicke"
> > > <cini...@netscape.net> wrote:
>
> > >>Sakari Lund wrote:
> > >>> He is interviewed a lot. It is not like he sends his thoughts to th=
e
> > >>> media. He is interviewed a lot, so he answers the questions.
>
> > >>Why are they interviewing him still? Don't the media keep up with rst
> > >>gospel? :-)
>
> > > It seems to me, reading the most important news agencies almost every
> > > day, that Federer is interviewed a lot more than Nadal. It can be
>
> > > a. People are still more interested in Federer
>
> > > b. Nadal's English is worse so it is hard to make interesting
> > > interviews
>
> > > or
>
> > > c. Nadal generally doesn't say anything interesting. He is extremely
> > > polite, maybe too much so to make good stories. Even boring. "I playe=
d
> > > well, he played well too, but I won". Federer speaks better English
> > > and sometimes says things that can be interpreted controversial, at
> > > least if you really want to do that.
>
> > > I think it is a little bit of all these.
>
> > Federer is a windbag who will never turn down an opportunity to talk ab=
out
> > himself.
>
> Fed is a washed up media whore.-

And your evidence for how *washed up* he is is what? The most recent
Slam results?


 
Date: 18 Jan 2009 04:46:10
From:
Subject: Re: Federer is talking too much, he needs to stop talking a little
> No, but if the grumpiness continues to grow we might be saying 'Federer sure
> won a lot of slams, but what a fucking prick. Kinda like how Lendl has been
> consigned to the dustbin despite the career he had.

Only in your mind - knowledgable tennis fans would disagree



 
Date: 18 Jan 2009 05:44:40
From: chrome
Subject: Re: Federer is talking too much, he needs to stop talking a little
He can talk as he wants. If he is not quite *the* man, he still is one of
the very top guys. It's good to hear him talking tough. He says this
periodically, that he needs to show the tough side. This is what the talk
means. It means he's going out there to win and play serious. Good thing.
No problems. Nothing he can't say. He can stand up and be a man and say
he's going out there to demolish all comers to the maximum of his ability.
That is sport. Good for him. I say let's hear more of this!



 
Date: 17 Jan 2009 20:58:15
From: Jason Catlin
Subject: Re: Federer is talking too much, he needs to stop talking a little
On Jan 17, 10:11=A0pm, "arnab.z@gmail" <arnab.zah...@gmail.com > wrote:
> On 18 Jan., 04:21, google3luo...@yahoo.com wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > On Jan 17, 11:19=A0am, "Vari L. Cinicke" <cini...@netscape.net> wrote:
>
> > > Why are they interviewing him still? Don't the media keep up with rst
> > > gospel? :-)
>
> > =A0 Or perhaps you meant rst gossip?
>
> > In any event, I agree. Why _are they interviewing him?
>
> > A far more perplexing question that no one here has answered is, why
> > the Fed detractors here keep talking about him.. like... every second
> > post they make???
>
> > For a player that is toast, will never win a slam again in his life,
> > they sure as heck give him a lot of air time here and thinking about
> > him in their heads.
>
> > I said it before, if he's of no consequence what's the point of
> > talking about him all the time??? Just talk about your favorite
> > players.
>
> That's because they don't have any favorite player. TT is the genuine
> Nadal fan. Everybody else shitting on Federer is either a Sampras
> fanboy (open or closeted) or just plain dislikes Federer for some
> reason or the other.
>
> GA used to just hate Federer, but recently seems to have found support
> for Murray, for nationalistic reasons of course.- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

There's also a middle ground where you see some good, some bad in Fed.

I have great admiration for how the guy plays tennis and I repeatedly
point out to the many trolls on this
ng how far-fetched their wet dreams that he'll never win another Slam
are.

I do think he's very full of himself, though, and needs the whole
world to admire him and praise him as the greatest, but then again
maybe in a way that's the mentality you need as an all-time great.


 
Date: 17 Jan 2009 19:11:09
From: arnab.z@gmail
Subject: Re: Federer is talking too much, he needs to stop talking a little
On 18 Jan., 04:21, google3luo...@yahoo.com wrote:
> On Jan 17, 11:19=A0am, "Vari L. Cinicke" <cini...@netscape.net> wrote:
>
> > Why are they interviewing him still? Don't the media keep up with rst
> > gospel? :-)
>
> =A0 Or perhaps you meant rst gossip?
>
> In any event, I agree. Why _are they interviewing him?
>
> A far more perplexing question that no one here has answered is, why
> the Fed detractors here keep talking about him.. like... every second
> post they make???
>
> For a player that is toast, will never win a slam again in his life,
> they sure as heck give him a lot of air time here and thinking about
> him in their heads.
>
> I said it before, if he's of no consequence what's the point of
> talking about him all the time??? Just talk about your favorite
> players.

That's because they don't have any favorite player. TT is the genuine
Nadal fan. Everybody else shitting on Federer is either a Sampras
fanboy (open or closeted) or just plain dislikes Federer for some
reason or the other.

GA used to just hate Federer, but recently seems to have found support
for Murray, for nationalistic reasons of course.


 
Date: 17 Jan 2009 14:33:15
From: Rodjk #613
Subject: Re: Federer is talking too much, he needs to stop talking a little
On Jan 17, 4:21=A0pm, google3luo...@yahoo.com wrote:
> On Jan 17, 11:19=A0am, "Vari L. Cinicke" <cini...@netscape.net> wrote:
>
> > Why are they interviewing him still? Don't the media keep up with rst
> > gospel? :-)
>
> =A0 Or perhaps you meant rst gossip?
>
> In any event, I agree. Why _are they interviewing him?
>
> A far more perplexing question that no one here has answered is, why
> the Fed detractors here keep talking about him.. like... every second
> post they make???
>
> For a player that is toast, will never win a slam again in his life,
> they sure as heck give him a lot of air time here and thinking about
> him in their heads.
>
> I said it before, if he's of no consequence what's the point of
> talking about him all the time??? Just talk about your favorite
> players.

It really seems that all they have to do is talk bad about Federer.
I mean, look at the number of threads about Fed, started by his
haters.
Its like penis envy or something...

rodjk #613


  
Date: 18 Jan 2009 17:43:11
From: Whisper
Subject: Re: Federer is talking too much, he needs to stop talking a little
Rodjk #613 wrote:
> On Jan 17, 4:21 pm, google3luo...@yahoo.com wrote:
>> On Jan 17, 11:19 am, "Vari L. Cinicke" <cini...@netscape.net> wrote:
>>
>>> Why are they interviewing him still? Don't the media keep up with rst
>>> gospel? :-)
>> Or perhaps you meant rst gossip?
>>
>> In any event, I agree. Why _are they interviewing him?
>>
>> A far more perplexing question that no one here has answered is, why
>> the Fed detractors here keep talking about him.. like... every second
>> post they make???
>>
>> For a player that is toast, will never win a slam again in his life,
>> they sure as heck give him a lot of air time here and thinking about
>> him in their heads.
>>
>> I said it before, if he's of no consequence what's the point of
>> talking about him all the time??? Just talk about your favorite
>> players.
>
> It really seems that all they have to do is talk bad about Federer.
> I mean, look at the number of threads about Fed, started by his
> haters.
> Its like penis envy or something...
>
> rodjk #613



Well, he often acts like a dick so it fits.



 
Date: 17 Jan 2009 14:21:35
From:
Subject: Re: Federer is talking too much, he needs to stop talking a little
On Jan 17, 11:19=A0am, "Vari L. Cinicke" <cini...@netscape.net > wrote:

> Why are they interviewing him still? Don't the media keep up with rst
> gospel? :-)

Or perhaps you meant rst gossip?

In any event, I agree. Why _are they interviewing him?

A far more perplexing question that no one here has answered is, why
the Fed detractors here keep talking about him.. like... every second
post they make???

For a player that is toast, will never win a slam again in his life,
they sure as heck give him a lot of air time here and thinking about
him in their heads.

I said it before, if he's of no consequence what's the point of
talking about him all the time??? Just talk about your favorite
players.





 
Date: 17 Jan 2009 13:53:51
From: ca1houn
Subject: Re: Federer is talking too much, he needs to stop talking a little
On Jan 17, 9:21=A0am, "Dr. GroundAxe" <ground...@hotmail.co.uk > wrote:
> "Sakari Lund" <sakari.l...@welho.com> wrote in message
>
> news:gj24n41n9qf7rmrqhk1dthqp1ahv4g5c6j@4ax.com...
>
>
>
> > On Sat, 17 Jan 2009 16:19:16 GMT, "Vari L. Cinicke"
> > <cini...@netscape.net> wrote:
>
> >>Sakari Lund wrote:
> >>> He is interviewed a lot. It is not like he sends his thoughts to the
> >>> media. He is interviewed a lot, so he answers the questions.
>
> >>Why are they interviewing him still? Don't the media keep up with rst
> >>gospel? :-)
>
> > It seems to me, reading the most important news agencies almost every
> > day, that Federer is interviewed a lot more than Nadal. It can be
>
> > a. People are still more interested in Federer
>
> > b. Nadal's English is worse so it is hard to make interesting
> > interviews
>
> > or
>
> > c. Nadal generally doesn't say anything interesting. He is extremely
> > polite, maybe too much so to make good stories. Even boring. "I played
> > well, he played well too, but I won". Federer speaks better English
> > and sometimes says things that can be interpreted controversial, at
> > least if you really want to do that.
>
> > I think it is a little bit of all these.
>
> Federer is a windbag who will never turn down an opportunity to talk abou=
t
> himself.

Then you should love a player that take after you Doc.


 
Date: 17 Jan 2009 13:31:53
From:
Subject: Re: Federer is talking too much, he needs to stop talking a little
On Jan 17, 12:21=A0pm, "Dr. GroundAxe" <ground...@hotmail.co.uk > wrote:
> "Sakari Lund" <sakari.l...@welho.com> wrote in message
>
> news:gj24n41n9qf7rmrqhk1dthqp1ahv4g5c6j@4ax.com...
>
>
>
>
>
> > On Sat, 17 Jan 2009 16:19:16 GMT, "Vari L. Cinicke"
> > <cini...@netscape.net> wrote:
>
> >>Sakari Lund wrote:
> >>> He is interviewed a lot. It is not like he sends his thoughts to the
> >>> media. He is interviewed a lot, so he answers the questions.
>
> >>Why are they interviewing him still? Don't the media keep up with rst
> >>gospel? :-)
>
> > It seems to me, reading the most important news agencies almost every
> > day, that Federer is interviewed a lot more than Nadal. It can be
>
> > a. People are still more interested in Federer
>
> > b. Nadal's English is worse so it is hard to make interesting
> > interviews
>
> > or
>
> > c. Nadal generally doesn't say anything interesting. He is extremely
> > polite, maybe too much so to make good stories. Even boring. "I played
> > well, he played well too, but I won". Federer speaks better English
> > and sometimes says things that can be interpreted controversial, at
> > least if you really want to do that.
>
> > I think it is a little bit of all these.
>
> Federer is a windbag who will never turn down an opportunity to talk abou=
t
> himself.

Fed is a washed up media whore.


 
Date: 17 Jan 2009 12:05:57
From: Jason Catlin
Subject: Re: Federer is talking too much, he needs to stop talking a little
On Jan 17, 2:55=A0pm, wkhedr <wkh...@my-deja.com > wrote:
> On Jan 17, 2:13=A0pm, Professor X <sueboka...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > On Jan 17, 3:15=A0pm, wkhedr <wkh...@my-deja.com> wrote:
>
> > > Fit, firing Federer back to best
> > > Michael Gleeson
> > > January 18, 2009http://www.theage.com.au/news/sport/tennis/fit-firing=
-federer-back-to...
>
> > > THIS is his surface. His game is in the touch he is happy with. His
> > > body is strong again. This is a court and stadium he knows well and
> > > likes. Roger Federer should win the Australian Open.
>
> > > That is not just anyone's opinion. It is Roger's. Some of it implied,
> > > some stated outright. Like any of the best players, he is not
> > > uncomfortable with his opinion of himself and his game. Having won th=
e
> > > grand slams he has, that is not arrogance, it is realism. Last year,
> > > he was below physical fitness here, but won the last slam of the year
> > > in New York when he had finally recovered fitness and form.
>
> > > Now he knows he is back where he needs to be to win slams,
> > > particularly those on his favoured hard court and grass. Last year wa=
s
> > > the aberration, this year will return him to the position he has been
> > > accustomed to holding.
>
> > > "Last year was more just a race trying to get in shape, or in decent
> > > shape for the first round, so it is quite different," Federer said.
> > > "You know, I couldn't really work on anything. I was just trying to
> > > hopefully hit a few times before Monday, and then, you know, ask for =
a
> > > Tuesday start =85 This time it's different (and) in a way, higher
> > > expectations than last year, because last year was just a matter of
> > > playing the tournament. This time I try to win it."
>
> > > Last year he wanted to compete, this year to win: "I don't come here
> > > to lose in the fourth round. Those times are over.
>
> > > "I am always confident entering any grand slam, really, because of al=
l
> > > the success I have had in the last six years. I don't remember
> > > entering any slam, really, where I said, 'Oh God, you know, I know
> > > it's not going to work out for me.' I always feel on the day I'm goin=
g
> > > to play well at the slam, and it's going to take an incredible
> > > performance by somebody else to beat me, and that's what has happened
> > > over the last few years.
>
> > > "And I know it's exactly the same again this year, so the expectation=
s
> > > are high from my side to do well, and I'm always eager to do well, yo=
u
> > > know, in the beginning of the year, to try to build some momentum for
> > > the rest of the year."
>
> > > He realised leading into the US Open that, after a year of mixed
> > > fortune and physical difficulty, his game was back to where it needed
> > > to be, and he went on to win the tournament.
>
> > > "I feel again this way this week =85 I know if things fall my way I'm
> > > going to play great tennis, and coming off a grand slam win is always
> > > a good feeling, whereas Wimbledon, I played great tennis but I didn't
> > > win it, so maybe I just have a bit of extra pressure because of that,=
"
> > > he said.
>
> > > He acknowledges, however, that world No. 1 Rafael Nadal and reigning
> > > champion Novak Djokovic are likely to be the players to beat.
>
> > > "Of course, you would have to put Andy (Murray) in as well in there a=
s
> > > favourite, as well, because he has played well the last few months,"
> > > he said.
>
> > > "But I mean, it's going to take a heck of a performance from one of
> > > the players to win this tournament, so it's going to be interesting."
>
> > > Federer had preferred not to confront any of those key rivals this
> > > week in the lead-in to the Open, but they will have taken keen note o=
f
> > > his display at Kooyong.
>
> > > The former world No. 1 was in formidable, imperious touch in winning
> > > the AAMI Classic yesterday, out-muscling his countryman Stanislas
> > > Wawrinka 6-1, 6-3 in just 57 minutes.
>
> > > Federer saved his best match of the week for last.
>
> > > In one memorable rally, the two Swiss anchored themselves to the spot
> > > on the baseline and traded power forehands without the need for eithe=
r
> > > to move, waiting for the other to blink, while simultaneously daring
> > > the crowd to do likewise. In the event, the younger man clipped the
> > > net.
>
> > > "That was one point I didn't want to lose," Federer laughed.
>
> > > "We know our games very well =97 that's why we had our feet planted a=
nd
> > > didn't move. Those kinds of points are fun."
>
> > > Federer had acknowledged his close relationship with his countryman,
> > > describing him as like a little brother. It was a bond that afforded
> > > Wawrinka no benefit on court.
>
> > > "You can't show any mercy. You just have to play a good match, and if
> > > it is 6-1, 6-1 that's what it is," Federer said.
>
> > yes, he's trying to make himself look extra stupid for when he gets
> > the beatdown. Altho maybe he is only saying this b/c he has avoided
> > having nadal or murray in his half.- Hide quoted text -
>
> > - Show quoted text -
>
> or may be he will prove us all wrong.- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

Fed may rub some people the wrong way with his comments, but I doubt
that in five years time we're
going to look back and say: "remember all that talking Fed did before
the 09 AO. If he had only kept his
trap shut he would've tied Sampras' record at that tournament."


  
Date: 18 Jan 2009 02:25:39
From: Dr. GroundAxe
Subject: Re: Federer is talking too much, he needs to stop talking a little

"Jason Catlin" <jason-catlin@hotmail.com > wrote in message
news:ff1d36c7-6abb-4c36-b225-b7cac35190ef@f40g2000pri.googlegroups.com...
On Jan 17, 2:55 pm, wkhedr <wkh...@my-deja.com > wrote:
> On Jan 17, 2:13 pm, Professor X <sueboka...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > On Jan 17, 3:15 pm, wkhedr <wkh...@my-deja.com> wrote:
>
> > > Fit, firing Federer back to best
> > > Michael Gleeson
> > > January 18,
> > > 2009http://www.theage.com.au/news/sport/tennis/fit-firing-federer-back-to...
>
> > > THIS is his surface. His game is in the touch he is happy with. His
> > > body is strong again. This is a court and stadium he knows well and
> > > likes. Roger Federer should win the Australian Open.
>
> > > That is not just anyone's opinion. It is Roger's. Some of it implied,
> > > some stated outright. Like any of the best players, he is not
> > > uncomfortable with his opinion of himself and his game. Having won the
> > > grand slams he has, that is not arrogance, it is realism. Last year,
> > > he was below physical fitness here, but won the last slam of the year
> > > in New York when he had finally recovered fitness and form.
>
> > > Now he knows he is back where he needs to be to win slams,
> > > particularly those on his favoured hard court and grass. Last year was
> > > the aberration, this year will return him to the position he has been
> > > accustomed to holding.
>
> > > "Last year was more just a race trying to get in shape, or in decent
> > > shape for the first round, so it is quite different," Federer said.
> > > "You know, I couldn't really work on anything. I was just trying to
> > > hopefully hit a few times before Monday, and then, you know, ask for a
> > > Tuesday start This time it's different (and) in a way, higher
> > > expectations than last year, because last year was just a matter of
> > > playing the tournament. This time I try to win it."
>
> > > Last year he wanted to compete, this year to win: "I don't come here
> > > to lose in the fourth round. Those times are over.
>
> > > "I am always confident entering any grand slam, really, because of all
> > > the success I have had in the last six years. I don't remember
> > > entering any slam, really, where I said, 'Oh God, you know, I know
> > > it's not going to work out for me.' I always feel on the day I'm going
> > > to play well at the slam, and it's going to take an incredible
> > > performance by somebody else to beat me, and that's what has happened
> > > over the last few years.
>
> > > "And I know it's exactly the same again this year, so the expectations
> > > are high from my side to do well, and I'm always eager to do well, you
> > > know, in the beginning of the year, to try to build some momentum for
> > > the rest of the year."
>
> > > He realised leading into the US Open that, after a year of mixed
> > > fortune and physical difficulty, his game was back to where it needed
> > > to be, and he went on to win the tournament.
>
> > > "I feel again this way this week I know if things fall my way I'm
> > > going to play great tennis, and coming off a grand slam win is always
> > > a good feeling, whereas Wimbledon, I played great tennis but I didn't
> > > win it, so maybe I just have a bit of extra pressure because of that,"
> > > he said.
>
> > > He acknowledges, however, that world No. 1 Rafael Nadal and reigning
> > > champion Novak Djokovic are likely to be the players to beat.
>
> > > "Of course, you would have to put Andy (Murray) in as well in there as
> > > favourite, as well, because he has played well the last few months,"
> > > he said.
>
> > > "But I mean, it's going to take a heck of a performance from one of
> > > the players to win this tournament, so it's going to be interesting."
>
> > > Federer had preferred not to confront any of those key rivals this
> > > week in the lead-in to the Open, but they will have taken keen note of
> > > his display at Kooyong.
>
> > > The former world No. 1 was in formidable, imperious touch in winning
> > > the AAMI Classic yesterday, out-muscling his countryman Stanislas
> > > Wawrinka 6-1, 6-3 in just 57 minutes.
>
> > > Federer saved his best match of the week for last.
>
> > > In one memorable rally, the two Swiss anchored themselves to the spot
> > > on the baseline and traded power forehands without the need for either
> > > to move, waiting for the other to blink, while simultaneously daring
> > > the crowd to do likewise. In the event, the younger man clipped the
> > > net.
>
> > > "That was one point I didn't want to lose," Federer laughed.
>
> > > "We know our games very well that's why we had our feet planted and
> > > didn't move. Those kinds of points are fun."
>
> > > Federer had acknowledged his close relationship with his countryman,
> > > describing him as like a little brother. It was a bond that afforded
> > > Wawrinka no benefit on court.
>
> > > "You can't show any mercy. You just have to play a good match, and if
> > > it is 6-1, 6-1 that's what it is," Federer said.
>
> > yes, he's trying to make himself look extra stupid for when he gets
> > the beatdown. Altho maybe he is only saying this b/c he has avoided
> > having nadal or murray in his half.- Hide quoted text -
>
> > - Show quoted text -
>
> or may be he will prove us all wrong.- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

Fed may rub some people the wrong way with his comments, but I doubt
that in five years time we're
going to look back and say: "remember all that talking Fed did before
the 09 AO. If he had only kept his
trap shut he would've tied Sampras' record at that tournament."

>
>
>
No, but if the grumpiness continues to grow we might be saying 'Federer sure
won a lot of slams, but what a fucking prick. Kinda like how Lendl has been
consigned to the dustbin despite the career he had.



 
Date: 17 Jan 2009 11:55:48
From: wkhedr
Subject: Re: Federer is talking too much, he needs to stop talking a little
On Jan 17, 2:13=A0pm, Professor X <sueboka...@hotmail.com > wrote:
> On Jan 17, 3:15=A0pm, wkhedr <wkh...@my-deja.com> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > Fit, firing Federer back to best
> > Michael Gleeson
> > January 18, 2009http://www.theage.com.au/news/sport/tennis/fit-firing-f=
ederer-back-to...
>
> > THIS is his surface. His game is in the touch he is happy with. His
> > body is strong again. This is a court and stadium he knows well and
> > likes. Roger Federer should win the Australian Open.
>
> > That is not just anyone's opinion. It is Roger's. Some of it implied,
> > some stated outright. Like any of the best players, he is not
> > uncomfortable with his opinion of himself and his game. Having won the
> > grand slams he has, that is not arrogance, it is realism. Last year,
> > he was below physical fitness here, but won the last slam of the year
> > in New York when he had finally recovered fitness and form.
>
> > Now he knows he is back where he needs to be to win slams,
> > particularly those on his favoured hard court and grass. Last year was
> > the aberration, this year will return him to the position he has been
> > accustomed to holding.
>
> > "Last year was more just a race trying to get in shape, or in decent
> > shape for the first round, so it is quite different," Federer said.
> > "You know, I couldn't really work on anything. I was just trying to
> > hopefully hit a few times before Monday, and then, you know, ask for a
> > Tuesday start =85 This time it's different (and) in a way, higher
> > expectations than last year, because last year was just a matter of
> > playing the tournament. This time I try to win it."
>
> > Last year he wanted to compete, this year to win: "I don't come here
> > to lose in the fourth round. Those times are over.
>
> > "I am always confident entering any grand slam, really, because of all
> > the success I have had in the last six years. I don't remember
> > entering any slam, really, where I said, 'Oh God, you know, I know
> > it's not going to work out for me.' I always feel on the day I'm going
> > to play well at the slam, and it's going to take an incredible
> > performance by somebody else to beat me, and that's what has happened
> > over the last few years.
>
> > "And I know it's exactly the same again this year, so the expectations
> > are high from my side to do well, and I'm always eager to do well, you
> > know, in the beginning of the year, to try to build some momentum for
> > the rest of the year."
>
> > He realised leading into the US Open that, after a year of mixed
> > fortune and physical difficulty, his game was back to where it needed
> > to be, and he went on to win the tournament.
>
> > "I feel again this way this week =85 I know if things fall my way I'm
> > going to play great tennis, and coming off a grand slam win is always
> > a good feeling, whereas Wimbledon, I played great tennis but I didn't
> > win it, so maybe I just have a bit of extra pressure because of that,"
> > he said.
>
> > He acknowledges, however, that world No. 1 Rafael Nadal and reigning
> > champion Novak Djokovic are likely to be the players to beat.
>
> > "Of course, you would have to put Andy (Murray) in as well in there as
> > favourite, as well, because he has played well the last few months,"
> > he said.
>
> > "But I mean, it's going to take a heck of a performance from one of
> > the players to win this tournament, so it's going to be interesting."
>
> > Federer had preferred not to confront any of those key rivals this
> > week in the lead-in to the Open, but they will have taken keen note of
> > his display at Kooyong.
>
> > The former world No. 1 was in formidable, imperious touch in winning
> > the AAMI Classic yesterday, out-muscling his countryman Stanislas
> > Wawrinka 6-1, 6-3 in just 57 minutes.
>
> > Federer saved his best match of the week for last.
>
> > In one memorable rally, the two Swiss anchored themselves to the spot
> > on the baseline and traded power forehands without the need for either
> > to move, waiting for the other to blink, while simultaneously daring
> > the crowd to do likewise. In the event, the younger man clipped the
> > net.
>
> > "That was one point I didn't want to lose," Federer laughed.
>
> > "We know our games very well =97 that's why we had our feet planted and
> > didn't move. Those kinds of points are fun."
>
> > Federer had acknowledged his close relationship with his countryman,
> > describing him as like a little brother. It was a bond that afforded
> > Wawrinka no benefit on court.
>
> > "You can't show any mercy. You just have to play a good match, and if
> > it is 6-1, 6-1 that's what it is," Federer said.
>
> yes, he's trying to make himself look extra stupid for when he gets
> the beatdown. Altho maybe he is only saying this b/c he has avoided
> having nadal or murray in his half.- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

or may be he will prove us all wrong.


 
Date: 17 Jan 2009 11:13:05
From: Professor X
Subject: Re: Federer is talking too much, he needs to stop talking a little
On Jan 17, 3:15=A0pm, wkhedr <wkh...@my-deja.com > wrote:
> Fit, firing Federer back to best
> Michael Gleeson
> January 18, 2009http://www.theage.com.au/news/sport/tennis/fit-firing-fed=
erer-back-to...
>
> THIS is his surface. His game is in the touch he is happy with. His
> body is strong again. This is a court and stadium he knows well and
> likes. Roger Federer should win the Australian Open.
>
> That is not just anyone's opinion. It is Roger's. Some of it implied,
> some stated outright. Like any of the best players, he is not
> uncomfortable with his opinion of himself and his game. Having won the
> grand slams he has, that is not arrogance, it is realism. Last year,
> he was below physical fitness here, but won the last slam of the year
> in New York when he had finally recovered fitness and form.
>
> Now he knows he is back where he needs to be to win slams,
> particularly those on his favoured hard court and grass. Last year was
> the aberration, this year will return him to the position he has been
> accustomed to holding.
>
> "Last year was more just a race trying to get in shape, or in decent
> shape for the first round, so it is quite different," Federer said.
> "You know, I couldn't really work on anything. I was just trying to
> hopefully hit a few times before Monday, and then, you know, ask for a
> Tuesday start =85 This time it's different (and) in a way, higher
> expectations than last year, because last year was just a matter of
> playing the tournament. This time I try to win it."
>
> Last year he wanted to compete, this year to win: "I don't come here
> to lose in the fourth round. Those times are over.
>
> "I am always confident entering any grand slam, really, because of all
> the success I have had in the last six years. I don't remember
> entering any slam, really, where I said, 'Oh God, you know, I know
> it's not going to work out for me.' I always feel on the day I'm going
> to play well at the slam, and it's going to take an incredible
> performance by somebody else to beat me, and that's what has happened
> over the last few years.
>
> "And I know it's exactly the same again this year, so the expectations
> are high from my side to do well, and I'm always eager to do well, you
> know, in the beginning of the year, to try to build some momentum for
> the rest of the year."
>
> He realised leading into the US Open that, after a year of mixed
> fortune and physical difficulty, his game was back to where it needed
> to be, and he went on to win the tournament.
>
> "I feel again this way this week =85 I know if things fall my way I'm
> going to play great tennis, and coming off a grand slam win is always
> a good feeling, whereas Wimbledon, I played great tennis but I didn't
> win it, so maybe I just have a bit of extra pressure because of that,"
> he said.
>
> He acknowledges, however, that world No. 1 Rafael Nadal and reigning
> champion Novak Djokovic are likely to be the players to beat.
>
> "Of course, you would have to put Andy (Murray) in as well in there as
> favourite, as well, because he has played well the last few months,"
> he said.
>
> "But I mean, it's going to take a heck of a performance from one of
> the players to win this tournament, so it's going to be interesting."
>
> Federer had preferred not to confront any of those key rivals this
> week in the lead-in to the Open, but they will have taken keen note of
> his display at Kooyong.
>
> The former world No. 1 was in formidable, imperious touch in winning
> the AAMI Classic yesterday, out-muscling his countryman Stanislas
> Wawrinka 6-1, 6-3 in just 57 minutes.
>
> Federer saved his best match of the week for last.
>
> In one memorable rally, the two Swiss anchored themselves to the spot
> on the baseline and traded power forehands without the need for either
> to move, waiting for the other to blink, while simultaneously daring
> the crowd to do likewise. In the event, the younger man clipped the
> net.
>
> "That was one point I didn't want to lose," Federer laughed.
>
> "We know our games very well =97 that's why we had our feet planted and
> didn't move. Those kinds of points are fun."
>
> Federer had acknowledged his close relationship with his countryman,
> describing him as like a little brother. It was a bond that afforded
> Wawrinka no benefit on court.
>
> "You can't show any mercy. You just have to play a good match, and if
> it is 6-1, 6-1 that's what it is," Federer said.

yes, he's trying to make himself look extra stupid for when he gets
the beatdown. Altho maybe he is only saying this b/c he has avoided
having nadal or murray in his half.


 
Date: 17 Jan 2009 17:33:45
From: Sakari Lund
Subject: Re: Federer is talking too much, he needs to stop talking a little

He is interviewed a lot. It is not like he sends his thoughts to the
media. He is interviewed a lot, so he answers the questions.


  
Date: 17 Jan 2009 16:19:16
From: Vari L. Cinicke
Subject: Re: Federer is talking too much, he needs to stop talking a little
Sakari Lund wrote:
> He is interviewed a lot. It is not like he sends his thoughts to the
> media. He is interviewed a lot, so he answers the questions.

Why are they interviewing him still? Don't the media keep up with rst
gospel? :-)

--
Cheers,

vc


   
Date: 17 Jan 2009 23:54:08
From: Dave Hazelwood
Subject: Re: Federer is talking too much, he needs to stop talking a little
On Sat, 17 Jan 2009 16:19:16 GMT, "Vari L. Cinicke"
<cinicke@netscape.net > wrote:

>Sakari Lund wrote:
>> He is interviewed a lot. It is not like he sends his thoughts to the
>> media. He is interviewed a lot, so he answers the questions.
>
>Why are they interviewing him still? Don't the media keep up with rst
>gospel? :-)

they still can't understand 7543 it's origin and its purpose so they
keep asking roger and he keeps saying huh ?


   
Date: 17 Jan 2009 18:50:33
From: Sakari Lund
Subject: Re: Federer is talking too much, he needs to stop talking a little
On Sat, 17 Jan 2009 16:19:16 GMT, "Vari L. Cinicke"
<cinicke@netscape.net > wrote:

>Sakari Lund wrote:
>> He is interviewed a lot. It is not like he sends his thoughts to the
>> media. He is interviewed a lot, so he answers the questions.
>
>Why are they interviewing him still? Don't the media keep up with rst
>gospel? :-)

It seems to me, reading the most important news agencies almost every
day, that Federer is interviewed a lot more than Nadal. It can be

a. People are still more interested in Federer

b. Nadal's English is worse so it is hard to make interesting
interviews

or

c. Nadal generally doesn't say anything interesting. He is extremely
polite, maybe too much so to make good stories. Even boring. "I played
well, he played well too, but I won". Federer speaks better English
and sometimes says things that can be interpreted controversial, at
least if you really want to do that.

I think it is a little bit of all these.



    
Date: 18 Jan 2009 12:03:15
From: Whisper
Subject: Re: Federer is talking too much, he needs to stop talking a little
Sakari Lund wrote:
> On Sat, 17 Jan 2009 16:19:16 GMT, "Vari L. Cinicke"
> <cinicke@netscape.net> wrote:
>
>> Sakari Lund wrote:
>>> He is interviewed a lot. It is not like he sends his thoughts to the
>>> media. He is interviewed a lot, so he answers the questions.
>> Why are they interviewing him still? Don't the media keep up with rst
>> gospel? :-)
>
> It seems to me, reading the most important news agencies almost every
> day, that Federer is interviewed a lot more than Nadal. It can be
>
> a. People are still more interested in Federer
>
> b. Nadal's English is worse so it is hard to make interesting
> interviews
>
> or
>
> c. Nadal generally doesn't say anything interesting. He is extremely
> polite, maybe too much so to make good stories. Even boring. "I played
> well, he played well too, but I won". Federer speaks better English
> and sometimes says things that can be interpreted controversial, at
> least if you really want to do that.
>
> I think it is a little bit of all these.
>


Federer is a 'live one' & it's very easy to get him to make inflammatory
comments - if I were a journo I'd have a field day with him.




    
Date: 17 Jan 2009 17:21:53
From: Dr. GroundAxe
Subject: Re: Federer is talking too much, he needs to stop talking a little

"Sakari Lund" <sakari.lund@welho.com > wrote in message
news:gj24n41n9qf7rmrqhk1dthqp1ahv4g5c6j@4ax.com...
> On Sat, 17 Jan 2009 16:19:16 GMT, "Vari L. Cinicke"
> <cinicke@netscape.net> wrote:
>
>>Sakari Lund wrote:
>>> He is interviewed a lot. It is not like he sends his thoughts to the
>>> media. He is interviewed a lot, so he answers the questions.
>>
>>Why are they interviewing him still? Don't the media keep up with rst
>>gospel? :-)
>
> It seems to me, reading the most important news agencies almost every
> day, that Federer is interviewed a lot more than Nadal. It can be
>
> a. People are still more interested in Federer
>
> b. Nadal's English is worse so it is hard to make interesting
> interviews
>
> or
>
> c. Nadal generally doesn't say anything interesting. He is extremely
> polite, maybe too much so to make good stories. Even boring. "I played
> well, he played well too, but I won". Federer speaks better English
> and sometimes says things that can be interpreted controversial, at
> least if you really want to do that.
>
> I think it is a little bit of all these.
>


Federer is a windbag who will never turn down an opportunity to talk about
himself.



 
Date: 17 Jan 2009 07:22:44
From: Jason Catlin
Subject: Re: Federer is talking too much, he needs to stop talking a little
On Jan 17, 10:15=A0am, wkhedr <wkh...@my-deja.com > wrote:
> Fit, firing Federer back to best
> Michael Gleeson
> January 18, 2009http://www.theage.com.au/news/sport/tennis/fit-firing-fed=
erer-back-to...
>
> THIS is his surface. His game is in the touch he is happy with. His
> body is strong again. This is a court and stadium he knows well and
> likes. Roger Federer should win the Australian Open.
>
> That is not just anyone's opinion. It is Roger's. Some of it implied,
> some stated outright. Like any of the best players, he is not
> uncomfortable with his opinion of himself and his game. Having won the
> grand slams he has, that is not arrogance, it is realism. Last year,
> he was below physical fitness here, but won the last slam of the year
> in New York when he had finally recovered fitness and form.
>
> Now he knows he is back where he needs to be to win slams,
> particularly those on his favoured hard court and grass. Last year was
> the aberration, this year will return him to the position he has been
> accustomed to holding.
>
> "Last year was more just a race trying to get in shape, or in decent
> shape for the first round, so it is quite different," Federer said.
> "You know, I couldn't really work on anything. I was just trying to
> hopefully hit a few times before Monday, and then, you know, ask for a
> Tuesday start =85 This time it's different (and) in a way, higher
> expectations than last year, because last year was just a matter of
> playing the tournament. This time I try to win it."
>
> Last year he wanted to compete, this year to win: "I don't come here
> to lose in the fourth round. Those times are over.
>
> "I am always confident entering any grand slam, really, because of all
> the success I have had in the last six years. I don't remember
> entering any slam, really, where I said, 'Oh God, you know, I know
> it's not going to work out for me.' I always feel on the day I'm going
> to play well at the slam, and it's going to take an incredible
> performance by somebody else to beat me, and that's what has happened
> over the last few years.
>
> "And I know it's exactly the same again this year, so the expectations
> are high from my side to do well, and I'm always eager to do well, you
> know, in the beginning of the year, to try to build some momentum for
> the rest of the year."
>
> He realised leading into the US Open that, after a year of mixed
> fortune and physical difficulty, his game was back to where it needed
> to be, and he went on to win the tournament.
>
> "I feel again this way this week =85 I know if things fall my way I'm
> going to play great tennis, and coming off a grand slam win is always
> a good feeling, whereas Wimbledon, I played great tennis but I didn't
> win it, so maybe I just have a bit of extra pressure because of that,"
> he said.
>
> He acknowledges, however, that world No. 1 Rafael Nadal and reigning
> champion Novak Djokovic are likely to be the players to beat.
>
> "Of course, you would have to put Andy (Murray) in as well in there as
> favourite, as well, because he has played well the last few months,"
> he said.
>
> "But I mean, it's going to take a heck of a performance from one of
> the players to win this tournament, so it's going to be interesting."
>
> Federer had preferred not to confront any of those key rivals this
> week in the lead-in to the Open, but they will have taken keen note of
> his display at Kooyong.
>
> The former world No. 1 was in formidable, imperious touch in winning
> the AAMI Classic yesterday, out-muscling his countryman Stanislas
> Wawrinka 6-1, 6-3 in just 57 minutes.
>
> Federer saved his best match of the week for last.
>
> In one memorable rally, the two Swiss anchored themselves to the spot
> on the baseline and traded power forehands without the need for either
> to move, waiting for the other to blink, while simultaneously daring
> the crowd to do likewise. In the event, the younger man clipped the
> net.
>
> "That was one point I didn't want to lose," Federer laughed.
>
> "We know our games very well =97 that's why we had our feet planted and
> didn't move. Those kinds of points are fun."
>
> Federer had acknowledged his close relationship with his countryman,
> describing him as like a little brother. It was a bond that afforded
> Wawrinka no benefit on court.
>
> "You can't show any mercy. You just have to play a good match, and if
> it is 6-1, 6-1 that's what it is," Federer said.

Well, at least we can put to rest the idea that Federer didn't play
great tennis at last year
Wimby final?