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.