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Date: 02 Feb 2009 19:11:13
From: Dr. GroundAxe
Subject: Federer's tears turned...
what should have been a great moment for Nadal into a very creepy and
awkward affair.





 
Date: 03 Feb 2009 14:34:48
From: Hg
Subject: Re: Federer's tears turned...
On Mon, 02 Feb 2009 14:29:36 -0800, cernunnos1 wrote:

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> Unfortunately, in pro tennis you can't even step away for a few months
> to restore perspective--not without compromising your skills and losing
> time in a career where the clock is beginning to run down. Roger has
> said in the past that he plans to play for years, but I wonder if, as
> some people have suggested, he will retire earlier than that.

You speak the truth. If nothing else, if he keeps on crying like that after
every major loss (and it won't just be to Rafa in the future) then he'll
be deserted by many of his fans. Not to mention his sponsors - who wants to
promote a cry baby?



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Date: 02 Feb 2009 19:59:49
From: WAY2GOOD
Subject: Re: Federer's tears turned...
"Dr. GroundAxe" <groundaxe@hotmail.co.uk > wrote in message
news:lzHhl.29363$Sp5.27518@text.news.virginmedia.com...

> what should have been a great moment for Nadal into a very creepy and
> awkward affair.

I think FEDDY needs a shrink. And I ain't kidding.





  
Date: 03 Feb 2009 10:59:15
From: Superdave
Subject: Re: Federer's tears turned...
On Mon, 2 Feb 2009 19:59:49 -0500, "WAY2GOOD" <way2good@wtg.com >
wrote:

>"Dr. GroundAxe" <groundaxe@hotmail.co.uk> wrote in message
>news:lzHhl.29363$Sp5.27518@text.news.virginmedia.com...
>
>> what should have been a great moment for Nadal into a very creepy and
>> awkward affair.
>
>I think FEDDY needs a shrink. And I ain't kidding.
>
>


how do you post in your straight jacket ? using a pen in your mouth ?


 
Date: 02 Feb 2009 14:29:36
From:
Subject: Re: Federer's tears turned...
On Feb 2, 4:36=A0pm, andy...@gmail.com wrote:

> My immediate reaction to his tears after Sunday's final was that he is
> presenting himself in a very bad way, as a broken man--one who sees
> his dominance slipping away and can't handle it. It certainly doesn't
> help the talk of the past year, showing such fragility. He has nothing
> to cry about, with one of the greatest ever records, and no doubt more
> slam wins to come before he retires.

It's all a matter of perspective. As he said last year, he really has
"created a monster" with his past results and the expectations from
media and fans that come with it. At some point, it was no longer
enough to be ONE of the best ever. From that perspective, falling
short of the all-time record and being overtaken by a younger player
makes him a failure. It is pretty absurd when you consider all the
people in the world (not just tennis players) who never get a chance
in life to distinguish themselves even in a small way, but I guess
that's where his mind is now.

Unfortunately, in pro tennis you can't even step away for a few months
to restore perspective--not without compromising your skills and
losing time in a career where the clock is beginning to run down.
Roger has said in the past that he plans to play for years, but I
wonder if, as some people have suggested, he will retire earlier than
that.



 
Date: 02 Feb 2009 13:36:21
From:
Subject: Re: Federer's tears turned...
On Feb 2, 2:11=A0pm, "Dr. GroundAxe" <ground...@hotmail.co.uk > wrote:
> what should have been a great moment for Nadal into a very creepy and
> awkward affair.

I have to agree, although this isn't the first time Roger has cried in
finals. I recall seeing tears (albeit briefly) at Wimbledon last year
after he lost to Nadal, though I think he held it together during the
trophy presentation. And there was that time he cried, I think at the
Aussie Open two years ago, when he *won* and seemed emotionally
"overwhelmed."

My immediate reaction to his tears after Sunday's final was that he is
presenting himself in a very bad way, as a broken man--one who sees
his dominance slipping away and can't handle it. It certainly doesn't
help the talk of the past year, showing such fragility. He has nothing
to cry about, with one of the greatest ever records, and no doubt more
slam wins to come before he retires.

Not even Safina, who was utterly humiliated in the women's final,
broke down in her speech during the trophy presentation. She had much
more to cry about than Roger, IMO, and shed tears where it was
appropriate to do so....on the court, while being pummeled by Serena.
Joking about her performance at the trophy presentation was at least
endearing and somewhat redeeming.

Still, Roger's tears are a mere blip on the radar in terms of
unfortunate behavior at this Aussie Open. Djokovic's retirement to
Roddick is by far the most shameful example, considering he was the
defending champion. I'll take bizarre tears from Roger over losing the
final to that disgusting display any day.

AndyNYC