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Re: Federer is not the GOAT. Discuss. « Reply #90 on: January 15, 2012, 10:01 AM »
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I am really am surprised that we have to keep scolling through the posts so that we have to miss ak400's avatar of Fed and I must admitt that as soon as I see it I pass onto the next post as I don't want to read anything this individual has to say. If the moderators feel it is alright to have this individual on this forum, may I suggest you give ak400 a page on his own so that those of us feel there is nothing this individual has to write that we want read can justn miss out the page, and those who want to read it can.

Great idea mIchelle!
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Re: Federer is not the GOAT. Discuss. « Reply #91 on: January 15, 2012, 09:13 PM »
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Gosh, I stand corrected!  I never realised Steffi won so many singles titles in grand slams - such a lovely player - on and off court.

In 1988, she became the first and only tennis player (male or female) to achieve the Calendar Year Golden Slam by winning all four Grand Slam singles titles and the Olympic gold medal in the same calendar year.

Then again, I never realised Margaret Court won 24 Think

I take your point about not doing WTA on here Nigel but let's judge across the board Very Happy

Saying all that, Steffi was actually a bloke. I saw her on telly yesterday and thought she badly needed a shave.
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Re: Federer is not the GOAT. Discuss. « Reply #92 on: January 15, 2012, 09:30 PM »
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Saying all that, Steffi was actually a bloke. I saw her on telly yesterday and thought she badly needed a shave.
Yep, I've just seen on the official W.T.A site that she,s changed her name to Steffian
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Re: Federer is not the GOAT. Discuss. « Reply #93 on: January 15, 2012, 10:25 PM »
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I know it's not possible to say who is the GOAT.   There are too many variables.    It would only be temporary anyway as records are made to be broken.    But I thank
God he never did and never will win all four slams in the one season - otherwise we'd never hear the end of it.     Platinum fringes on his shorts?
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Re: Federer is not the GOAT. Discuss. « Reply #94 on: February 12, 2012, 10:09 PM »
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After Federer's shameful comments this weekend, I'm researching a character assassination thinly disguised as a feature article, which I'm going to send to the mainstream tennis media.

Anyone out there got any Federer faves - as in, outstanding examples of bad sportsmanship, quotes, sore-losership? Thanks.
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Re: Federer is not the GOAT. Discuss. « Reply #95 on: February 12, 2012, 10:31 PM »
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After Federer's shameful comments this weekend, I'm researching a character assassination thinly disguised as a feature article, which I'm going to send to the mainstream tennis media.

Anyone out there got any Federer faves - as in, outstanding examples of bad sportsmanship, quotes, sore-losership? Thanks.

Go for it GC!!!!!
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Re: Federer is not the GOAT. Discuss. « Reply #96 on: February 12, 2012, 10:48 PM »
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MTF must have documented all of his antics over the years. It will be worth searching if you are really interested in it. I don't keep track of things but notice right away and talk about it. Most likely to forget about it unless it means a great deal to me.

Another thing would be to look up all his big post match interviews especially after big losses going as far back as 2003. But if you do write, then you'd have to be careful as you don't want to come off as a Rafa fan. This should be all about Federer. I can tell from the minute I read whether it's from a Rafa fan or Federer fan and it loses all its credibility with me right there. It has to be neutral yet to the point  - precise and concise.
 
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Re: Federer is not the GOAT. Discuss. « Reply #97 on: February 12, 2012, 10:58 PM »
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After Federer's shameful comments this weekend, I'm researching a character assassination thinly disguised as a feature article, which I'm going to send to the mainstream tennis media.

Anyone out there got any Federer faves - as in, outstanding examples of bad sportsmanship, quotes, sore-losership? Thanks.

It's not the 1st time he's had a go at Stan.  Check his US Open 2008 interview.

http://www.asapsports.com/show_interview.php?id=51909
Q. The two matches you've had this week have been some of your more comfortable wins over the summer. Winning the gold medal in Beijing in the doubles, even though it's a different discipline, is that confidence you've been able to take into your singles game moving forward?

ROGER FEDERER: Well, maybe wasn't confidence. It was fun. It was good for -- it inspired me. It was an unbelievable couple of weeks for me, and I left it with good spirits instead of leaving, you know, on a quarterfinals that I lost.
So from that perspective it helped. I really thought I played, you know, great in doubles throughout the tournament. I really carried Stan through a few matches, you know, and then after that he really started to play well. I was just happy that I was finally playing good doubles again, because I never really did that well anymore in doubles, which was really disappointing for me.
Then it was hard. I was really tired of getting in here from Beijing. But after that I've actually felt fine. I was really eager to practice for the singles again, which was good.
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Re: Federer is not the GOAT. Discuss. « Reply #98 on: February 15, 2012, 05:57 PM »
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PseudoFed Not Roger Federer

@CathHeery Thank you My fan. I am familiar with the weak era as it was most of my career #thatwaslucky #scoresonthedoors
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Re: Federer is not the GOAT. Discuss. « Reply #99 on: February 16, 2012, 09:23 AM »
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After Federer's shameful comments this weekend, I'm researching a character assassination thinly disguised as a feature article, which I'm going to send to the mainstream tennis media.

Anyone out there got any Federer faves - as in, outstanding examples of bad sportsmanship, quotes, sore-losership? Thanks.

You may find something here.

Roger Federer struggles to accept Novak Djokovic defeat

• Federer dismisses wonder shot as hopeful swing

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2011/sep/11/us-open-2011-federer-djokovic


‘I’m not taking anything away from what he did but was Asia the strongest this year?’ asked Federer, before offering an answer to his own question. ‘I’m not sure. Novak [Djokovic] wasn’t there. I wasn’t there and in Shanghai Rafa [Nadal] lost early.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/tennis/article-2063741/Andy-Murray-stokes-rivalry-Roger-Federer.html#ixzz1mXFYV0MV

Found this:-

Top 10 Roger Federer Verbal Jabs at Andy Murray

http://www.dropshotdispatch.com/2011/11/20/top-10-roger-federer-verbal-jabs-at-andy-murray/


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Re: Federer is not the GOAT. Discuss. « Reply #100 on: February 16, 2012, 09:35 AM »
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Great stuff. Thanks, Bev. Have plenty of meaty stuff now.
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Re: Federer is not the GOAT. Discuss. « Reply #101 on: February 16, 2012, 09:40 AM »
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Great stuff. Thanks, Bev. Have plenty of meaty stuff now.

Very Happy
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Re: Federer is not the GOAT. Discuss. « Reply #102 on: February 16, 2012, 10:10 AM »
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Thanks Bev, just read the 10 roger federer verbal jabs against Andy. What a complete **** that Fed is.
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Re: Federer is not the GOAT. Discuss. « Reply #103 on: February 16, 2012, 10:16 AM »
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It just shows how frightened he is of playing Andy - otherwise he wouldn't bother with these barbed comments.
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Re: Federer is not the GOAT. Discuss. « Reply #104 on: February 16, 2012, 12:14 PM »
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I read them too.
And as much as I loathe his smugness sometimes, I have to admit he had a point or 2 that were spot on.
So much so that Andy himself has finally taken up his advice.
I wonder if he'll be so pleased that Andy has done so should they meet in Dubai or elsewhere however   devil
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