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Roger Federer off-court

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Federer is usually very accommodating to the people that worship him, the ones that don't not so much.
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Regardless of any (possible) motive, the end result is a very happy fan.  Win/Win.

I wish her a speedy recovery and good health.
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Regardless of any (possible) motive, the end result is a very happy fan.  Win/Win.

I wish her a speedy recovery and good health.
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I find myself out of step as usual.    To paraphrase Oscar Wilde "One must have a heart of stone to read that without laughing"
I do feel sorry for you Iluvandy if you can't see the good side of people as well as the bad.  Also Wilde was so full of his own importance I doubt he cared tuppence for other people

I opened this thread after reading about The Roger Federer Foundation which he set up to help children in the more deprived areas of Africa, and in fact I seem to recall posting pics on this thread of him visiting one of the areas his Foundation helps, because I realised then that a big heart lay underneath all his on-court arrogance.


Maybe I'm just being mean spirited in thinking that bringing her to Wimbledon was great PR for him! I'd have been much more impressed if he'd taken the time to meet her in private, though I do understand that  to her, the whole Wimbledon experience must have been wonderful!
Caz - Andy did the same at Wimbledon about three years ago through the Make A Wish Foundation which he also supports.  In this case it was two 14 year olds from America who were cancer sufferers, and he chatted to them in private for quite a while before showing them round the place.  He also paid for them to have the best seats for that day as well as their travel expenses.  It was less than a couple of hours but the girls were abolutely thrilled to bits!
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I do feel sorry for you Iluvandy if you can't see the good side of people as well as the bad.  Also Wilde was so full of his own importance I doubt he cared tuppence for other people

I opened this thread after reading about The Roger Federer Foundation which he set up to help children in the more deprived areas of Africa, and in fact I seem to recall posting pics on this thread of him visiting one of the areas his Foundation helps, because I realised then that a big heart lay underneath all his on-court arrogance.

Caz - Andy did the same at Wimbledon about three years ago through the Make A Wish Foundation which he also supports.  In this case it was two 14 year olds from America who were cancer sufferers, and he chatted to them in private for quite a while before showing them round the place.  He also paid for them to have the best seats for that day as well as their travel expenses.  It was less than a couple of hours but the girls were abolutely thrilled to bits!

I do not need your commiserations Aileen but thank you all the same.    Oscar Wilde may well have been full of his own importance and may not have cared much for his fellow man but he was honest about it.    I just don't like being brainwashed by sob stories.   
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I do not need your commiserations Aileen but thank you all the same.    Oscar Wilde may well have been full of his own importance and may not have cared much for his fellow man but he was honest about it.    I just don't like being brainwashed by sob stories.   
In what way was that story brain-washing?  OK so the girl was a bit OTT at times, but I can't say I blame her for feeling so excited.  Andy's two fans were every bit as excited to meet him, and, although their brief comments were made to a journalist, I bet they told plenty of other people about their experience at some length.
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In what way was that story brain-washing?  OK so the girl was a bit OTT at times, but I can't say I blame her for feeling so excited.  Andy's two fans were every bit as excited to meet him, and, although their brief comments were made to a journalist, I bet they told plenty of other people about their experience at some length.

It feels like brainwashing in the way that a lot of "celeb" stories are written to give the reader a certain picture of the"celeb".    We have seen a lot of it in this country from our media.    I make my own idea of a person from my own observations and, so far, it has stood me in good stead and I will stick with it.
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It feels like brainwashing in the way that a lot of "celeb" stories are written to give the reader a certain picture of the"celeb".    We have seen a lot of it in this country from our media.    I make my own idea of a person from my own observations and, so far, it has stood me in good stead and I will stick with it.
I'm aware of the celeb stories, but it seems this girl put her story on Twitter and some celeb rag picked it up.  If you trust your own judgement implicitly, fair enough.  I have a lot of trust in mine but I'm also prepared to be open-minded.
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I thought it was a nice story. Roger is up himself as a tennis player (cos his fans/media /tournament organisers put him there and it went to his head - thought - was this what/who Andy meant when he told Lendl his biggest worry was that if he won a slam it would change him?) but I still think he is a fairly decent human being who recognises that so far life has dealt him a pretty decent card and he is in a position to make life a wee bit better for those who got a raw deal. That girl (like many others who have had similar experiences with a variety of players including Andy) had a wonderful time thanks to Roger. Credit where it's due.
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I'm aware of the celeb stories, but it seems this girl put her story on Twitter and some celeb rag picked it up.  If you trust your own judgement implicitly, fair enough.  I have a lot of trust in mine but I'm also prepared to be open-minded.

I certainly trust my own judgement much more than stories in the media, especially when they lionize people in the spotlight.    I'm not in the least bit open minded on this subject.    I'm glad for the girl that she had such a good time but I couldn't even read it properly because it was so OTT with OMGs.   
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In case anyone's interested, ESPN will be airing this sometime this month.
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It was lovely what Federer did for that fan. Glad her dreams came true!

Fed has done charitable things and he is a decent human being as others have said. But no it dosen't make Rf my favorite athlete as the article suggests :p!
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Don't think we're "brainwashed" but certainly we're manipulated, and encouraged to view the world by stereotype.
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Don't think we're "brainwashed" but certainly we're manipulated, and encouraged to view the world by stereotype.

But if we allow ourselves to be manipulated, have we then been brainwashed?
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The Swiss Diva is a bit of a cock in regards to Tennis, but he seems a cool guy outside of all the fame and fortune. I'd probs go for a pint with him.
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