Home Search Calendar Help Login Register
Did you miss your activation email?
MurraysWorld Discussions  >  General Community  >  Tennis Talk  >  Fed. Ungratious in Victory 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. « previous next »
Pages: [1] 2 3 Go Down Reply
Author

Fed. Ungratious in Victory

 (Read 1099 times)
drchef
Challenger Level
**
Posts: 915

Gender: Male
Location: Duns


"Corey, Trevor.....Smokes, let's go!"

Fed. Ungratious in Victory « on: July 06, 2009, 01:33 AM »
Reply

Well its official, Fed IS the greatest player to have played the game. Although, I'm sure that most of you would have agreed to this with teeth firmly clenched even before today’s encounter and probably as far back as a couple of years ago.

What Rodger Federer ISN'T, is the best player on the planet. Sure the rankings suggest otherwise but his performance today was very very average. I am convinced that Murray would have disposed of him in 3 had he been playing today. Although saying this takes away from Roddicks performance and I certainly don't want to do that. I felt that Roddick played a fantastic tournie and I feel genuinely very very sorry for him (far more than I felt for our own Mr Murray when he went out for that matter).

The one thing that Rodger currently IS the best at however, is his ability to hide any form of human decency or humility. His post match interview today was appalling on every level. Roddick looked like he was going to twat him at one stage and I for one would have enjoyed that moment as much as Murray lifting the title himself.

I watched the final today with a mate and said that I wasn't really too bothered to who won. My reasoning was simply that with Fed getting the elusive 15th title and the baby coming I questioned where his desire would come from to continue playing. That pretty much changed a millisecond after he strode onto court with his ridiculous clothes and self assurance.

You may have squeezed in another Wimbledon title Roger, but a champion you aint!
IP Logged
Tommy
World No 1
*******
Posts: 12,842

Gender: Male
Location: Banbury, Oxfordshire


woo hoo

Re: Fed. Ungratious in Victory « Reply #1 on: July 06, 2009, 01:58 AM »
Reply

Ok...

I'm not the biggest fan of Roger and I was rooting for Roddick, but I think he is a nice guy. He is always gracious to his opponents in interviews.

I also do believe that he is the greatest tennis player ever.
IP Logged
MurrayRocks
Veteran
******
Posts: 7,206

Gender: Female
Location: Paris - France


I ♥ my scottish chouchou ...

Re: Fed. Ungratious in Victory « Reply #2 on: July 06, 2009, 09:25 AM »
Reply

Ok...

I'm not the biggest fan of Roger and I was rooting for Roddick, but I think he is a nice guy. He is always gracious to his opponents in interviews.

I also do believe that he is the greatest tennis player ever.

+ 1   , i can feel here an anti-Fed whatever the guy is doing  , that's a pity , Federer is a fantastic player , ok he has a 15 sign on his jacket is that a big deal , don't you think when you just won back to back R.G and Wimby you can be proud of yourself a bit , merci Fed for your tennis  and thanks man you still will be there for a couple of years and yes you are the greatest tennis player ever .
IP Logged
Daisy
John McEnroe
*********
Posts: 19,792



Re: Fed. Ungratious in Victory « Reply #3 on: July 06, 2009, 09:54 AM »
Reply

I'm not a Federer fan but I agree with John Lloyd when he says the man plays sublime effortless tennis and that this will enable him to continue to play for another 3 years enabling him to collect several more grandslams along the way - the number being touted seems to be 18.

I'm really trying to understand why he is so crass in interviews.  When it is a "set" interview he appears to pick and choose his words more carefully; when it is an "after the match" interview which he has just won, he must be very adrenalised to make some of the comments he does.  I also wonder if he slightly loses command of his English and it comes out garbled.

I also recall when Pete Sampras was very much disliked when he was accumulating his grand slam titles - he was deemed arrogant and so on (maybe he was - who knows).

I just keep thinking that if Roddick had been serving first he would definitely have won the match.  Also, Roddick's loss is made much worse, for me, by the fact that Federer won - had it been some other player who won, I would still have been upset for Roddick, but perhaps not quite as much.
IP Logged
Mark
Murraymaniac
*
Posts: 53,017

Gender: Male
Location: London


Re: Fed. Ungratious in Victory « Reply #4 on: July 06, 2009, 10:18 AM »
Reply

I don't have much of a problem with how Federer is after victory, I have a problem with how he acts after a loss. Whenever he loses he has to always take credit away from his opponent by giving an excuse as to what he did wrong to lose the match. Sometimes, like against Murray, he just came up against the better player.
IP Logged
allyh84
ATP Level
***
Posts: 2,291

Gender: Male
Location: Reading, England


Britain's number 3

Re: Fed. Ungratious in Victory « Reply #5 on: July 06, 2009, 10:34 AM »
Reply

I hate Federer, but 15 grand slam titles IS the greatest player in the world. I dunno what else you need, a few years in a row at number 1 as well thrown in isn't good enough?
IP Logged
Hazybear
Grand Slam Champion
********
Posts: 13,838

Gender: Female
Location: Livingston


Re: Fed. Ungratious in Victory « Reply #6 on: July 06, 2009, 11:22 AM »
Reply

Okay the 15 on the jacket, a bit much, but probably as much a publicity stunt by his PR folk as much as his choice.
And yeah he doesn't really know how Roddick feels (come on lossing 3 Wimbledon finals to the guy) but he did lose an epic match and his title last year.
I love watching Federer and he is the best, at least for now, who knows what future players may achieve (Or what Nadal will do when fit again!!)
IP Logged
mackym
Challenger Level
**
Posts: 1,088


Re: Fed. Ungratious in Victory « Reply #7 on: July 06, 2009, 12:03 PM »
Reply

He didn't have to agree to wear it the flash twat.
IP Logged
drchef
Challenger Level
**
Posts: 915

Gender: Male
Location: Duns


"Corey, Trevor.....Smokes, let's go!"

Re: Fed. Ungratious in Victory « Reply #8 on: July 06, 2009, 12:52 PM »
Reply

+ 1   , i can feel here an anti-Fed whatever the guy is doing  , that's a pity , Federer is a fantastic player , ok he has a 15 sign on his jacket is that a big deal , don't you think when you just won back to back R.G and Wimby you can be proud of yourself a bit , merci Fed for your tennis  and thanks man you still will be there for a couple of years and yes you are the greatest tennis player ever .

On the contrary, I actually used to like Fed OVER Nadal about three years ago. I think it was an interview that he did with the beeb at wimby 06 and he came accross as a really decent guy. How naive I was.

I hate Federer, but 15 grand slam titles IS the greatest player in the world. I dunno what else you need, a few years in a row at number 1 as well thrown in isn't good enough?

I dont think you picked me up correctly. The very first thing that i stress is that i think he is the best of all time. That just don't mean that I think hes currently the best thats all.
IP Logged
Tommy
World No 1
*******
Posts: 12,842

Gender: Male
Location: Banbury, Oxfordshire


woo hoo

Re: Fed. Ungratious in Victory « Reply #9 on: July 07, 2009, 01:22 AM »
Reply

I can't stand Nadal.  I'll take FedEx over him anyday.
IP Logged
MurrayRocks
Veteran
******
Posts: 7,206

Gender: Female
Location: Paris - France


I ♥ my scottish chouchou ...

Re: Fed. Ungratious in Victory « Reply #10 on: July 07, 2009, 07:24 AM »
Reply

I can't stand Nadal.  I'll take FedEx over him anyday.

 wub wub  i like that , in my arms  Tommy ...
  
[ Last edit by MurrayRocks July 07, 2009, 07:27 AM ] IP Logged
MurrayRocks
Veteran
******
Posts: 7,206

Gender: Female
Location: Paris - France


I ♥ my scottish chouchou ...

Re: Fed. Ungratious in Victory « Reply #11 on: July 07, 2009, 07:38 AM »
Reply

IP Logged
Mark
Murraymaniac
*
Posts: 53,017

Gender: Male
Location: London


Re: Fed. Ungratious in Victory « Reply #12 on: July 07, 2009, 09:47 AM »
Reply

Roger Federer's cheeky little number hard to defend

Paying warm tribute to the man who had just moved above him in history's rankings, Pete Sampras said: “He's a modest guy, and I like that.” Still, modesty obviously comes in many guises, doesn't it? And some of those guises apparently have gold numerals on them.

For here is the greatest tennis player ever and, in many respects, the embodiment of cool - a man for whom the traditional pro-tennis demeanours (pent up, self-flagellatory, permanently boiling with anguish) are anathema. And yet, at the same time (and there is no getting round this), even before the gold numerals came out, this was the Wimbledon at which Federer routinely turned up with a gold-trimmed racket bag. If he had opened it up and a Chihuahua had popped out, it would have been no surprise.

This was also the Wimbledon at which he warmed up in one of James Last's waistcoats. Was there no one around him who could say, “Rodge - get a grip”?

IP Logged
Daisy
John McEnroe
*********
Posts: 19,792



Re: Fed. Ungratious in Victory « Reply #13 on: July 07, 2009, 11:24 AM »
Reply

Does this comment make it any better - (the #15 incident)? 

Quote
Oh, please. look at the video again if you need to. The top WAS brought to him by another person after the match when Roger sat down in his chair, NOT from his bag. It is a great achievement and he deserves to celebrate it. Congratulations, Roger. But I was also impressed by Roddick .

IP Logged
Sarah_
Top Seed
*****
Posts: 5,495

Gender: Female


Re: Fed. Ungratious in Victory « Reply #14 on: July 07, 2009, 12:01 PM »
Reply

He is clearly the greatest player of all time, the stats and the titles back that up 100%.

Anyone who says he is modest though, the way he spoke in that post match interview, insensitive, and certainly not graceful.
IP Logged
Pages: [1] 2 3 Go Up Reply 
« previous next »