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Date: 09 Feb 2009 09:11:03
From: mzgurl
Subject: media notices how boring federer really is
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Posted: Jan 29, 2009

Tennis purists, critics and writers may sing the same symphony of
praises each time Roger Federer systematically demolishes an opponent
with clockwork precision, but the fans beg to differ. The keywords
'federer, boring' on a web search throw up 173,000 links, and while
the 27-year-old may have his defendants, the verdict is damning.

Tennis's former No 1 aspires for perfection, which has seeped out from
his tennis racquet to his on-court demeanour -- the slow walk across
court, the poker face, and each meticulous wipe of the wristband after
a gruelling rally. New epithets on the subliminity of Federer's
backhand keep cropping up, but the inescapable fact remains that the
great man is a tad boring. The concept of sport as entertainment takes
a beating far worse than anything the Swiss has inflicted on hapless
opponents, miles removed from the days of John 'you cannot be serious'
McEnroe, and Jimmy 'I can turn the crowd against you' Connors.

If you compare him with the contemporaries, there's Andy Roddick, a
former No 1 himself, who has held forth on Saturday Night Live, and
turned away questions about his love life -- from Mandy Moore to Maria
Sharapova and swimsuit model Brooklyn Decker -- with a quick wit
guaranteed to raise a few laughs. The talking point in Federer's case
has often been the latest cow he was gifted.

There's yelling, cussing, antic-king Marat Safin, also said to be
extremely talented, but whose outpouring of emotion stands in the way
of similar greatness. The Russian may have only two Slams to his name,
but his sulks and unbelievable gestures on court will be sorely missed
in a sport on the hunt for personalities.

And then, there's Rafael Nadal of the now-abandoned pirate pants,
sleeveless shirts and messy hair, who pumps his fist like no other,
and isn't afraid to let off a little scowl his adversary's way.

It's war, but Federer doesn't seem interested in getting his hands
dirty. He reminds you of another legend, who also had to battle with
similar 'he's too boring for words' accusations, and coincidentally,
possessed the same the one-handed backhand -- Pete Sampras. The
American was constantly measured against Andre Agassi on the
personality stakes, and Federer seems to have the same thing going
with the passionate outpourings of the man from Spain who has taken
away his throne. Both possess the brain of a champion, but while the
Spaniard wears his heart on his sleeve, Federer keeps it all inside.
What's more fun to watch?




 
Date: 09 Feb 2009 16:00:10
From:
Subject: Re: media notices how boring federer really is
On Feb 9, 11:45=A0am, Javier Gonzalez <ja.gon....@gmmmmail.com > wrote:
> mzgurl <mzgur...@optonline.net> wrote:
> > x-no-archive: yes
>
> > Posted: Jan 29, 2009
>
> > Tennis purists, critics and writers may sing the same symphony of
> > praises each time Roger Federer systematically demolishes an opponent
> > with clockwork precision, but the fans beg to differ. The keywords
> > 'federer, boring' on a web search throw up 173,000 links, and while
> > the 27-year-old may have his defendants, the verdict is damning.
>
> Google:
> +Federer +boring: 216000 hits.
> +Nadal +boring: 255000 hits.
> +Sampras +boring: 45900 hits.
>
> Thanks for playing, try again.

Ivan Lendl+boring =3D 3350 hits only.
Steffi Graf + boring =3D 10, 800 hits only




  
Date: 11 Feb 2009 19:12:51
From: Whisper
Subject: Re: media notices how boring federer really is
zepfloyes@yahoo.com wrote:
> Ivan Lendl+boring = 3350 hits only.
> Steffi Graf + boring = 10, 800 hits only
>
>

Sampras+exciting = 50,900 hits
Lendl+exciting = 11,000 hits



  
Date: 10 Feb 2009 11:08:43
From: DavidW
Subject: Re: media notices how boring federer really is
zepfloyes@yahoo.com wrote:
> On Feb 9, 11:45 am, Javier Gonzalez <ja.gon....@gmmmmail.com> wrote:
>> mzgurl <mzgur...@optonline.net> wrote:
>>> x-no-archive: yes
>>
>>> Posted: Jan 29, 2009
>>
>>> Tennis purists, critics and writers may sing the same symphony of
>>> praises each time Roger Federer systematically demolishes an
>>> opponent with clockwork precision, but the fans beg to differ. The
>>> keywords 'federer, boring' on a web search throw up 173,000 links,
>>> and while the 27-year-old may have his defendants, the verdict is
>>> damning.
>>
>> Google:
>> +Federer +boring: 216000 hits.
>> +Nadal +boring: 255000 hits.
>> +Sampras +boring: 45900 hits.
>>
>> Thanks for playing, try again.
>
> Ivan Lendl+boring = 3350 hits only.

Er, +Federer +boring gets more hits than plain "Ivan Lendl". Lendl is a
non-issue. Fans pay him no mind at all.

BTW, you deviously included Lendl's first name to reduce the count.




 
Date: 09 Feb 2009 10:15:58
From: Sao Paulo Swallow
Subject: Re: media notices how boring federer really is
On Feb 9, 9:45=A0am, Javier Gonzalez <ja.gon....@gmmmmail.com > wrote:
> mzgurl <mzgur...@optonline.net> wrote:
> > x-no-archive: yes
>
> > Posted: Jan 29, 2009
>
> > Tennis purists, critics and writers may sing the same symphony of
> > praises each time Roger Federer systematically demolishes an opponent
> > with clockwork precision, but the fans beg to differ. The keywords
> > 'federer, boring' on a web search throw up 173,000 links, and while
> > the 27-year-old may have his defendants, the verdict is damning.
>
> Google:
> +Federer +boring: 216000 hits.
> +Nadal +boring: 255000 hits.
> +Sampras +boring: 45900 hits.
>
> Thanks for playing, try again.

mzgurl + boring =3D priceless


 
Date: 09 Feb 2009 14:45:01
From: Javier Gonzalez
Subject: Re: media notices how boring federer really is
mzgurl <mzgurl27@optonline.net > wrote:
> x-no-archive: yes
>
>
>
> Posted: Jan 29, 2009
>
> Tennis purists, critics and writers may sing the same symphony of
> praises each time Roger Federer systematically demolishes an opponent
> with clockwork precision, but the fans beg to differ. The keywords
> 'federer, boring' on a web search throw up 173,000 links, and while
> the 27-year-old may have his defendants, the verdict is damning.

Google:
+Federer +boring: 216000 hits.
+Nadal +boring: 255000 hits.
+Sampras +boring: 45900 hits.

Thanks for playing, try again.


  
Date: 10 Feb 2009 10:54:12
From: DavidW
Subject: Re: media notices how boring federer really is
Javier Gonzalez wrote:
> mzgurl <mzgurl27@optonline.net> wrote:
>> x-no-archive: yes
>>
>>
>>
>> Posted: Jan 29, 2009
>>
>> Tennis purists, critics and writers may sing the same symphony of
>> praises each time Roger Federer systematically demolishes an opponent
>> with clockwork precision, but the fans beg to differ. The keywords
>> 'federer, boring' on a web search throw up 173,000 links, and while
>> the 27-year-old may have his defendants, the verdict is damning.
>
> Google:
> +Federer +boring: 216000 hits.
> +Nadal +boring: 255000 hits.
> +Sampras +boring: 45900 hits.

The Sampras number is low only because he's been off the radar for so long. To
put it bluntly, he's been forgotten.




 
Date: 09 Feb 2009 09:52:41
From:
Subject: Re: media notices how boring federer really is
On Feb 9, 5:11=A0pm, mzgurl <mzgur...@optonline.net > wrote:
> x-no-archive: yes
>
> Posted: Jan 29, 2009
>
> Tennis purists, critics and writers may sing the same symphony of
> praises each time Roger Federer systematically demolishes an opponent
> with clockwork precision, but the fans beg to differ. The keywords
> 'federer, boring' on a web search throw up 173,000 links, and while
> the 27-year-old may have his defendants, the verdict is damning.
>
> Tennis's former No 1 aspires for perfection, which has seeped out from
> his tennis racquet to his on-court demeanour -- the slow walk across
> court, the poker face, and each meticulous wipe of the wristband after
> a gruelling rally. New epithets on the subliminity of Federer's
> backhand keep cropping up, but the inescapable fact remains that the
> great man is a tad boring. The concept of sport as entertainment takes
> a beating far worse than anything the Swiss has inflicted on hapless
> opponents, miles removed from the days of John 'you cannot be serious'
> McEnroe, and Jimmy 'I can turn the crowd against you' Connors.
>
> If you compare him with the contemporaries, there's Andy Roddick, a
> former No 1 himself, who has held forth on Saturday Night Live, and
> turned away questions about his love life -- from Mandy Moore to Maria
> Sharapova and swimsuit model Brooklyn Decker -- with a quick wit
> guaranteed to raise a few laughs. The talking point in Federer's case
> has often been the latest cow he was gifted.
>
> There's yelling, cussing, antic-king Marat Safin, also said to be
> extremely talented, but whose outpouring of emotion stands in the way
> of similar greatness. The Russian may have only two Slams to his name,
> but his sulks and unbelievable gestures on court will be sorely missed
> in a sport on the hunt for personalities.
>
> And then, there's Rafael Nadal of the now-abandoned pirate pants,
> sleeveless shirts and messy hair, who pumps his fist like no other,
> and isn't afraid to let off a little scowl his adversary's way.
>
> It's war, but Federer doesn't seem interested in getting his hands
> dirty. He reminds you of another legend, who also had to battle with
> similar 'he's too boring for words' accusations, and coincidentally,
> possessed the same the one-handed backhand -- Pete Sampras. The
> American was constantly measured against Andre Agassi on the
> personality stakes, and Federer seems to have the same thing going
> with the passionate outpourings of the man from Spain who has taken
> away his throne. Both possess the brain of a champion, but while the
> Spaniard wears his heart on his sleeve, Federer keeps it all inside.
> What's more fun to watch?

Who wrote this drivel? Can you provide a reference to the author (some
person on an internet forum I presume).

Nadal "wears his heart on his sleeve"? LOL



 
Date: 09 Feb 2009 09:38:02
From: andrew.reys@gmail.com
Subject: Re: media notices how boring federer really is
On Feb 9, 9:11 am, mzgurl <mzgur...@optonline.net > wrote:
> x-no-archive: yes
>
> Posted: Jan 29, 2009
>
> Tennis purists, critics and writers may sing the same symphony of
> praises each time Roger Federer systematically demolishes an opponent
> with clockwork precision, but the fans beg to differ. The keywords
> 'federer, boring' on a web search throw up 173,000 links

You sure have a lot of time on your hands...


 
Date: 09 Feb 2009 09:26:44
From: yolanda
Subject: Re: media notices how boring federer really is
On Feb 9, 12:11=A0pm, mzgurl <mzgur...@optonline.net > wrote:
> x-no-archive: yes
>
> Posted: Jan 29, 2009
>

***Some parts deleted***

> Both possess the brain of a champion, but while the
> Spaniard wears his heart on his sleeve, ...


Well, this just happened in 2009...