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Wangtang1
07-04-2012, 11:37 PM
He said that, although Fed and Djok were friendly in the media, behind the scenes they really do dislike each other.

I didn't believe it when TennisTT people said it, but Rusedski said it as if it was locker room stuff that an ex-player like him would definitely know about.

It makes this match more interesting when you know it's a grudge match.

joeri888
07-04-2012, 11:39 PM
Rusedski is the type of guy who'd say stuff like that like he knows stuff like that, while he really doesn't. He just wants to be interesting. I honestly don't see why Roger and Novak wouldn't respect each other. If they don't than it's only better. Let them eat each other on friday

6-1 6-3 6-0
07-04-2012, 11:40 PM
Why would an ex-player know what goes on in the locker room? He isn't supposed to be in the locker room, unless he is a masseur, trainer or coach. :?

6-1 6-3 6-0
07-04-2012, 11:41 PM
Rusedski also said that Nadal had OCD as if it were a fact. :|

federer_fan90
07-04-2012, 11:47 PM
Rusedski is a tool.

Bobby Jr
07-05-2012, 12:00 AM
Rusedski was a tool when he was playing and only really got noticed by anyone because he switched from being a Canadian to English and immediately became England's big hope.

War, Safin!
07-05-2012, 12:03 AM
He said that, although Fed and Djok were friendly in the media, behind the scenes they really do dislike each other.

I didn't believe it when TennisTT people said it, but Rusedski said it as if it was locker room stuff that an ex-player like him would definitely know about.

It makes this match more interesting when you know it's a grudge match.Strange - I've always thought that Federer's interviws gave off the impression that he disliked Djkovic from years ago, circa 2007 onwards, when he (Djoker) was routinely pulling-out of matches or 'getting injured'.

hedera
07-05-2012, 12:09 AM
I honestly don't see why Roger and Novak wouldn't respect each other. If they don't than it's only better. Let them eat each other on friday

You don't need a particular reason to dislike someone. I'm irritated by Nole's chin, the corners of his mouth, the air snorting(Ivo, Čilić and Tomić do this too, sooo annoying) his stupid stare while losing, etc. Just like Azarenka! Maybe Roger feels the same! Lol

joeri888
07-05-2012, 12:10 AM
You don't need a particular reason to dislike someone. I'm irritated by Nole's chin, the corners of his mouth, the air snorting(Ivo, Čilić and Tomić do this too, sooo annoying) his stupid stare while losing, etc. Just like Azarenka! Maybe Roger feels the same! Lol

Yeah, okay.. they might dislike each other then, but who cares. They don't have to be friends. I'm sure they have great respect for their respective capabilities and achievements.

cmb
07-05-2012, 02:59 AM
lol ex players are always in the locker rooms u fools. You think its difficult to get a players badge when you were an ex top 10 player? Ive seen tons average hitting partners, kids and others with connections wandering around in the locker rooms.

Ive been there done that

Alchemy-Z
07-05-2012, 03:05 AM
I'm sure they respect each others game. but that doesn't mean you got to be best buds

bjk
07-05-2012, 03:19 AM
It's no secret that they aren't friendly. Fed called out Djoker after he pulled out of AusOpen, mentioning that it wasn't the first time. Just watch them shake hands at the end of a match, Fed won't look Djoker in the eye.

TheTruth
07-05-2012, 03:23 AM
Rusedski seems to like make controversial comments. Anyway, this seems to be a bit of damage control. Pretty funny way of shutting him down.

http://www.google.com/#hl=en&biw=677&bih=370&sclient=psy-ab&q=wimbledon+2012+ratings&oq=wimbledon+2012+ratings&gs_l=hp.3...1516.3282.1.5938.4.2.0.0.0.0.0.0..0.0. ..0.0.do6cYT5KSIQ&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=4de256c0312bb76b

Wimbledon 2012: I've buried hatchet with Djokovic, says Federer
London: Roger Federer insisted on Wednesday that he has buried the hatchet with fellow superstar Novak Djokovic despite the two having been involved in a number of disputes.

rafan
07-05-2012, 03:40 AM
If you want to see how players who know each other well really feel about each other look at the end of a match when they meet at the net. Djoko and Fed are a bit cooler than Djoko/Nadal and Nadal/Fed

ninman
07-05-2012, 03:48 AM
Rusedski was a tool when he was playing and only really got noticed by anyone because he switched from being a Canadian to English and immediately became England's big hope.

I think you need to take some geography lessons. Tell me which part of England Andy Murray comes from?

DRII
07-05-2012, 03:48 AM
Rusedski seems to like make controversial comments. Anyway, this seems to be a bit of damage control. Pretty funny way of shutting him down.

http://www.google.com/#hl=en&biw=677&bih=370&sclient=psy-ab&q=wimbledon+2012+ratings&oq=wimbledon+2012+ratings&gs_l=hp.3...1516.3282.1.5938.4.2.0.0.0.0.0.0..0.0. ..0.0.do6cYT5KSIQ&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=4de256c0312bb76b

Wimbledon 2012: I've buried hatchet with Djokovic, says Federer
London: Roger Federer insisted on Wednesday that he has buried the hatchet with fellow superstar Novak Djokovic despite the two having been involved in a number of disputes.


I've been impressed with his commentating; he's poised yet offers interesting insights.

I'm also quite certain he's telling the truth...

zagor
07-05-2012, 04:16 AM
Personally, I think the tension between them mellowed out a lot in the last few years.

Wouldn't mind if what Rusedski is saying is true though, it's adds another dimension to their matches and makes it feel like there's more on the line.

ninman
07-05-2012, 04:19 AM
Personally, I think the tension between them mellowed out a lot in the last few years.

Wouldn't mind if what Rusedski is saying is true though, it's adds another dimension to their matches and makes it feel like there's more on the line.

Yeah but it must be winding Federer up that he's losing to him at the semi's of every slam, especially the US last year when he had match point on his own serve and Djokovic just took a big swing and it luckily went in.

DavidGarcia
07-05-2012, 04:26 AM
They do not like each other and I do not need Rusedski to come and tell me.

VPhuc tennis fan
07-05-2012, 04:33 AM
Dislike between these 2? I have the impression that's the truth. No need to hear from Rusedski. I thought Fed's dislike showed when Djoker's mom declared "King is dead, vive a new King", or something like that after AO win by Djoker a few years back.
Nevertheless, dislike doesn't exclude some amount of respect for each other, simply for what they have achieved and still can.

Rusty669
07-05-2012, 05:02 AM
Roger and Novak are obviously not the best friends off the court, but from what Roger said yesterday in his post match interview they do respect each other:

"Q. What is the personal relationship like given a few years ago you made some forceful comments about him from Davis Cup?

ROGER FEDERER: No. I thought that was more brought up by you guys. Not that you guys are to blame, but you guys like to put something between the top players.

I was just upset at him calling the trainer out for no obvious reason against my buddy, Stan, in a five‑setter. That was it. We had a quick chat about it in Madrid after that, and things are cool since a long time between me and him. I've always respected him. Have I gone out for dinner with him? No.

But had many meetings with him at the council, and then now with the Grand Slams. He's been nice to work with. You know, we've met on several occasions because of other things together.

Yeah, I have no issues with him, and I hope you believe me."

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/news/interviews/2012-07-04/201207041341418502162.html

Regarding what Rusedski generally says, I believe he is a real pain. I can't listen to him for more than 2 minutes before I mute the TV....

Sentinel
07-05-2012, 05:17 AM
This is old stuff that has cooled off now. If its "locker room stuff" then its just rumours. It's not like Roger and Noel have fistfights in the locker room that we haven't heard of, but GR has.

Hood_Man
07-05-2012, 05:55 AM
It sounds like exaggeration to me, kind of like when two people have an argument in front of others, and the story gets relayed to everyone else as gossip.
"Hey, those two guys had an argument earlier."
"Did you hear about that fight earlier?"
"Did you see those two? They were at each others throats, proper going for each other!"
"They were killing each other! There was blood, punching scratching, I had to step in and stop it!"
"Yeah one of them's in hospital, life support and everything!"

ivan_the_terrible
07-05-2012, 06:16 AM
Rusedski tested positive for the steroid nandrolone in '04. He got off on a technicality like so many others. I wouldn't put too much weight on what he says & shocked that the guy is allowed to call matches.

Just goes to show what a joke sports "journalists" are these days. I always thought that journalists are supposed to be impartial, seek the truth and report it. These days all they do is act like mouth pieces for the sport they're reporting on. I guess it has something to do with job security, but I believe the fans deserve better.

decrepitude
07-05-2012, 06:57 AM
Originally Posted by Bobby Jr View Post
Rusedski was a tool when he was playing and only really got noticed by anyone because he switched from being a Canadian to English and immediately became England's big hope.

I think you need to take some geography lessons. Tell me which part of England Andy Murray comes from?
:confused:
What on earth has that got to do with the remark the poster you quote made? He said "Rusedski became England's big hope" (though actually I think most people supported Henman more - I did). Where does Andy Murray come into this at all? Different era.

gavna
07-05-2012, 07:02 AM
Why would an ex-player know what goes on in the locker room? He isn't supposed to be in the locker room, unless he is a masseur, trainer or coach. :?

He's a commentator now and has been for some time. He has access to not only the locker room but everyone knows pretty much everyone else's business it is a small clique.

ChipNCharge
07-05-2012, 07:04 AM
Brad Gilbert basically said the same thing this morning (that Fed doesn't like Novak).

Swissv2
07-05-2012, 07:46 AM
Roger and Novak are obviously not the best friends off the court, but from what Roger said yesterday in his post match interview they do respect each other:

"Q. What is the personal relationship like given a few years ago you made some forceful comments about him from Davis Cup?

ROGER FEDERER: No. I thought that was more brought up by you guys. Not that you guys are to blame, but you guys like to put something between the top players.

I was just upset at him calling the trainer out for no obvious reason against my buddy, Stan, in a five‑setter. That was it. We had a quick chat about it in Madrid after that, and things are cool since a long time between me and him. I've always respected him. Have I gone out for dinner with him? No.

But had many meetings with him at the council, and then now with the Grand Slams. He's been nice to work with. You know, we've met on several occasions because of other things together.

Yeah, I have no issues with him, and I hope you believe me."

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/news/interviews/2012-07-04/201207041341418502162.html

Regarding what Rusedski generally says, I believe he is a real pain. I can't listen to him for more than 2 minutes before I mute the TV....
^
This
:mad:

Gorecki
07-05-2012, 07:53 AM
It sounds like exaggeration to me, kind of like when two people have an argument in front of others, and the story gets relayed to everyone else as gossip.
"Hey, those two guys had an argument earlier."
"Did you hear about that fight earlier?"
"Did you see those two? They were at each others throats, proper going for each other!"
"They were killing each other! There was blood, punching scratching, I had to step in and stop it!"
"Yeah one of them's in hospital, life support and everything!"

what?? did he really kill the other guy?? omg...


:)

Hood_Man
07-05-2012, 08:08 AM
what?? did he really kill the other guy?? omg...


:)

Guns and everything, it was havoc, it was on the news too (but not the news that anyone would have seen of course).

It only stopped when I stepped in, deciding to go for the bigger one, as you do like. I barely escaped with my life.

Proper mayhem.

TennisLovaLova
07-05-2012, 08:09 AM
Rusedski... Journalism...

Gorecki
07-05-2012, 08:14 AM
Guns and everything, it was havoc, it was on the news too (but not the news that anyone would have seen of course).

It only stopped when I stepped in, deciding to go for the bigger one, as you do like. I barely escaped with my life.

Proper mayhem.

wow... you are so brave.

is it true that you also helped Sir Ranulph Finnies when he was in danger crossing the artic?

ps: thus a myth is created so we can dyspel another... :)

oy vey
07-05-2012, 08:25 AM
Just watch them shake hands at the end of a match, Fed won't look Djoker in the eye.

I think if you look at old tapes, Fed won't look Murray in the eye either. In fact, I think he dislikes him more. He says things like I will take him in a five setter anytime. No one has won from England in 1,000 years. etc.

dominikk1985
07-05-2012, 08:39 AM
Was that a secret?

I think we all pretty much knew that they don't like each other. forgot the "be quiet" thing?

I think federer and nadal really respect each other (but still they are not the buddies the media wants us to believe-just not possible if you are that big rivals) but I don't think fed likes novak.

I could be wrong of course but their relationship seems rather cold (see the interview when federer attacked novak for hitting the line in the MP against him.

TheTruth
07-05-2012, 08:47 AM
I've been impressed with his commentating; he's poised yet offers interesting insights.

I'm also quite certain he's telling the truth...

I'm sure as well, but I think it's funny how quickly Federer turned to the media to stop this from getting out of hand.

Haven't heard him commentating, but I also remember him making snarky comments about Pete too.

CMM
07-05-2012, 08:57 AM
http://www.thetennisspace.com/opinion/annabel-croft-murray-and-federer-dont-like-each-other/

Swissv2
07-05-2012, 09:11 AM
http://www.thetennisspace.com/opinion/annabel-croft-murray-and-federer-dont-like-each-other/


That's Annabel's opinion.

TigerTim
07-05-2012, 09:26 AM
Rusedski was a tool when he was playing and only really got noticed by anyone because he switched from being a Canadian to English and immediately became England's big hope.

and he failed in that too. Greg is an idiot.

As for Muzzah - Fed, it seems as if Fed isn't a Huge fan of Murray, Andy is often very complementary about Fed interviews, then again in public after matches etc they always share a word. Most of this relationship bullcrap is made up imo

Legend of Borg
07-05-2012, 09:30 AM
Sensationalism sells and people eat that crap up. No surprise Rusedski is trying to stir up a *****storm a day before the semis.

They may not be best friends on tour and that's understandable but that does not entail that there's serious beef between them either. I think the more turbulent period between them was back when Nole burst on the scene, 2007-2008 when his family declared that the "king was dead" after their AO semi.

PS: I don't think anyone but the players themselves can truly speak on this topic with any certainty. The problem is that even if there is some kind of beef between them, they may downplay it or even deny it.

F. Perry
07-05-2012, 09:33 AM
Rusedski is a tool.

His voice drives me nuts. My favorite moment was when the other announcer said that his highest ATP ranking was in the 40s.

Hood_Man
07-05-2012, 10:02 AM
wow... you are so brave.

is it true that you also helped Sir Ranulph Finnies when he was in danger crossing the artic?

ps: thus a myth is created so we can dyspel another... :)

Randy's always getting himself into trouble (I call him Randy, stops me getting confused with Ralph Fiennes), and he was such a baby when he got his fingers all cold that I had to chop them off for him.

I even cut my own off first to show him it wasn't so bad. It was a bit difficult to sew them back on afterwards, it was my first attempt at reconnecting nerve endings after all, especially since I was using my stumps and holding the equipment with my teeth, but I muddled through.

As my old student Winston Churchill used to say, "Keep Buggering On."


...Well, as I used to say, but he took credit for it once and I didn't have the heart to say otherwise, my boy had finally done good at the time.

zagor
07-05-2012, 10:06 AM
I'm sure as well, but I think it's funny how quickly Federer turned to the media to stop this from getting out of hand.

Federer didn't "quickly" turn to the media, he didn't bring out his relationship with Novak out of nowhere, he was asked a question in his post match press conference which he answered, nothing more.

Lambo
07-05-2012, 10:26 AM
Its obvious. DOnt know why it is even up for discuss....
Fed and djocko do not like each other. It did not start from the davis cup. More like when djocko was doing his impersonations of everyone. And I get the feeling that fed does not think that djocko is a graceful champion. At first they did not have much bad blood. But as time went on it became obvious.

Just as obvious as murray being a nadal fanboy. Not a day goes by that he does not give an interview where he is not drooling over nadal. Remember the one when he said nadal is the greatest ever ?
Nadal is the most diffo oppon to face yada yada.

I also think fed and nadals relationship isint as Lovable as the news make it .....It can never be especially when nadal came on the scene and started beating fed at the french. When you are the greatest it does hurt the ego albeit subconsciously when an upstart starts to go through you.

I dont think fed was as thrilled about nads on court behaviour too. That ridic...come on the fist clenching constantly the butt picking. It s quite vulgar when you are as smooth as swiss chocolate.

Gorecki
07-05-2012, 10:55 AM
Randy's always getting himself into trouble (I call him Randy, stops me getting confused with Ralph Fiennes), and he was such a baby when he got his fingers all cold that I had to chop them off for him.

I even cut my own off first to show him it wasn't so bad. It was a bit difficult to sew them back on afterwards, it was my first attempt at reconnecting nerve endings after all, especially since I was using my stumps and holding the equipment with my teeth, but I muddled through.

As my old student Winston Churchill used to say, "Keep Buggering On."


...Well, as I used to say, but he took credit for it once and I didn't have the heart to say otherwise, my boy had finally done good at the time.

i laughed. very much...

hedera
07-05-2012, 11:17 AM
I also think fed and nadals relationship isint as Lovable as the news make it .....It can never be especially when nadal came on the scene and started beating fed at the french. When you are the greatest it does hurt the ego albeit subconsciously when an upstart starts to go through you.

I dont think fed was as thrilled about nads on court behaviour too. That ridic...come on the fist clenching constantly the butt picking. It s quite vulgar when you are as smooth as swiss chocolate.

Roger and Rafa remind me of Prost and Senna. Roger is five years older than Rafa, just like Alain was five years older than Ayrton. And even the approach to their respective sports is/was similar.

Prost and Senna had a fierce rivalry and they certainly weren't friends but they had so much respect for each other and more importantly they defined each other. Neither of them would be held in the same regard if it weren't for their rivalry.

Prost retired in 1993 after winning his fourth Formula One Championship. He and Senna had a special bond but they realized it too late. Prost said once in an interview how Ayrton tried to persuade him to come back to Formula One, he knew it wasn't the same without Alain and only then they realized how much of an impact they have had on each other's career.

Sadly, on May 1 1994 Senna died in the race at Imola. Prost said that a part of him died that day too.

That's how I see Roger and Rafa. I think as soon as one of them retires the other will follow suit shortly after or at least it won't feel the same anymore.
That's why I hope we'll have the privilege to watch them play each other a few more years to come.

Mustard
07-05-2012, 11:35 AM
Rusedski also said that Nadal had OCD as if it were a fact. :|

Rusedski also said after Sampras beat him in their Round of 32 match at the 2002 US Open that Sampras was a "step and a half too slow" and that Sampras would lose to Tommy Haas in his next match. Sampras went on to beat Haas, Roddick, Schalken and Agassi to take the title :lol:

TigerTim
07-05-2012, 11:38 AM
Rusedski also said after Sampras beat him in their Round of 32 match at the 2002 US Open that Sampras was a "step and a half too slow" and that Sampras would lose to Tommy Haas in his next match. Sampras went on to beat Haas, Roddick, Schalken and Agassi to take the title :lol:

one of the classic sporting fails for sure, up their with Alan Hansen's "you don't win anything with kids" quote regarding Man Utd and the league title. Man U naturally won the league. Though TBF Hansen has achived X400000X10(4) more than Greg in his respective sport so I let him get away with that one ;)

Djesus 2.0
07-05-2012, 11:43 AM
You don't need a particular reason to dislike someone. I'm irritated by Nole's chin, the corners of his mouth, the air snorting(Ivo, Čilić and Tomić do this too, sooo annoying) his stupid stare while losing, etc. Just like Azarenka! Maybe Roger feels the same! Lol

Personal attacks coming out of nowhere. Ban this troll, please.

Mustard
07-05-2012, 11:49 AM
one of the classic sporting fails for sure, up their with Alan Hansen's "you don't win anything with kids" quote regarding Man Utd and the league title. Man U naturally won the league. Though TBF Hansen has achived X400000X10(4) more than Greg in his respective sport so I let him get away with that one ;)

Oh aye. We never let Hansen forget that ;)

Numenor
07-05-2012, 12:19 PM
I find it quite humorous that we have to rely on commentators to supply us with supposed "rivalries and intrigues" between top players. Back in the day, players like Connors, Nastase, and McEnroe supplied that themselves :)

jones101
07-05-2012, 12:32 PM
Rusedski also said after Sampras beat him in their Round of 32 match at the 2002 US Open that Sampras was a "step and a half too slow" and that Sampras would lose to Tommy Haas in his next match. Sampras went on to beat Haas, Roddick, Schalken and Agassi to take the title :lol:

Lol I heard this before an Im sure that Sampras said back (I may be paraphrasing) - 'Well, I didn't need and extra step and a half against him'.

Mustard
07-05-2012, 12:40 PM
Lol I heard this before an Im sure that Sampras said back (I may be paraphrasing) - 'Well, I didn't need and extra step and a half against him'.

Sampras said it in his presser after he beat Haas:

http://www.asapsports.com/show_interview.php?id=12508


And here's Rusedski's presser after losing to Sampras:

http://www.asapsports.com/show_interview.php?id=18126

JustBob
07-05-2012, 12:41 PM
Journalists/analysts/commentators like to create controversy? That's a shocking revelation!

JustBob
07-05-2012, 12:43 PM
Personal attacks coming out of nowhere. Ban this troll, please.

Looks like GodNovak is back...

Marius_Hancu
07-05-2012, 12:55 PM
They do not like each other and I do not need Rusedski to come and tell me.

Me either ..........

Bjorn99
07-05-2012, 01:15 PM
In a world of money chasing cons and criminals, the truth is the most dangerous commodity. Any idiot can see that Djokovic can barely share the same airspace and some guy who is a US Open finalist comes out and shares that, and more than half the people here doubt and attack.

Do you honestly think this guy would say something like that if it weren't known by EVERYONE WHO IS IMPORTANT in tennis?

He said it to entertain the Fred Flinstones out there, to keep them amused and entertained, but its boringly true and has been for years.

dudeski
07-05-2012, 01:19 PM
Rusedski also said that Nadal had OCD as if it were a fact. :|

Are you joking? It is a fact. Bottles adjusting, butt picking for every single serve and return, there is also other stuff about avoiding lines and towelling off without actual need to towel off, etc.

R.Federer
07-05-2012, 02:13 PM
Personal attacks coming out of nowhere. Ban this troll, please.

godnovak try again but next time make it more suttle hahaha u got banned owned twice now third time lucky

10is
07-05-2012, 02:30 PM
Roger and Rafa remind me of Prost and Senna. Roger is five years older than Rafa, just like Alain was five years older than Ayrton. And even the approach to their respective sports is/was similar.



I hope by "approach" you are alluding to Senna's alleged instances of gamesmanship and win-at-all costs "attitude" and not his "driving". An artist like the peternaturally skilled and supremely talented Senna being compared to "Nadal" is one of the most disgraceful sporting analogies I have ever come across. Similarly Prost, with his methodical, boring, risk averse and play-by-the-numbers approach (amplified by advantageous use of enhanced technology) comes nowhere near Federer's sublime, multidimensional, off-the-cuff, breathtaking artistry.

If anying Federer's (prime-level) tennis was actually Senna-like, while Nadal with his methodical, percentage-play is more reminscent of Prost.

However, from a cheating and gamesmanship perspective, Nadal, with his strategic bending of the rules and use underhanded tactics is the tennis equivalent of Schumacher.

ninman
07-05-2012, 03:11 PM
Originally Posted by Bobby Jr View Post
Rusedski was a tool when he was playing and only really got noticed by anyone because he switched from being a Canadian to English and immediately became England's big hope.


:confused:
What on earth has that got to do with the remark the poster you quote made? He said "Rusedski became England's big hope" (though actually I think most people supported Henman more - I did). Where does Andy Murray come into this at all? Different era.

He changed his citizenship to BRITISH, not ENGLISH, you cannot be a citizen of England, and he became BRITAIN'S big hope NOT England's.

Andy Murray is also BRITIAIN'S big hope but he is SCOTTISH. Understand the difference?

This really is speaking volumes for the American education system when you can't even get the names of countries correct.

Bobby Jr
07-05-2012, 03:25 PM
I think you need to take some geography lessons. Tell me which part of England Andy Murray comes from?
I think you need to learn to read. I said he was a Canadian who changed allegiances to England.. which he basically did in 1995*.

Sorry for the minor miss-typing putting England instead of GB. Interestingly, it's commonly accepted to refer to someone who is British but not obviously Scottish/Northern Irish/Welsh as being English. You knew what I meant and it was kind of obvious it was about his switching - no need to be a dick.

As for speaking lot's about the American education system. I agree with you. I've never attended any education system on US soil.

*he didn't move to Scotland or Wales did he? :p

ninman
07-05-2012, 03:31 PM
I think you need to learn to read. I said he was a Canadian who changed allegiances to England.. which he basically did in 1995*.

Sorry for the minor miss-typing putting England instead of GB. You knew what I meant and it was kind of obvious it was about his switching - no need to be a dick.

As for speaking lot's about the American education system. I agree with you. I've never attended any education system on US soil.

*he didn't move to Scotland or Wales did he? :p

He played for and represented the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland not England, therefore your statement is still totally incorrect.

Perhaps you've received a recent blow to the head, or maybe you were just born that way.

Bobby Jr
07-05-2012, 03:35 PM
He played for and represented the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland not England, therefore your statement is still totally incorrect.

Perhaps you've received a recent blow to the head, or maybe you were just born that way.
For someone who goes around falling in love with people they hardly know, posting about it on a tennis forum like a 15 year old bleeding heart when anyone with even an average amount of social skills could tell it wasn't love, nor had a chance of working in the scenario you mentioned (culturally) you'd have to be a pretty deluded person to come here harassing people about the finer nuances of communication.

ninman
07-05-2012, 03:49 PM
For someone who goes around falling in love with people they hardly know, posting about it on a tennis forum like a 15 year old bleeding heart when anyone with even an average amount of social skills could tell it wasn't love, nor had a chance of working in the scenario you mentioned (culturally) you'd have to be a pretty deluded person to come here harassing people about the finer nuances of communication.

I have Asperger's Syndrome so don't possess the "social skills" of which you speak, furthermore a part of my disability is being relatively childish in some respects. All I was asking is that you get your facts straight, is that really so difficult? To call my country the UK not England?

To get back on topic I think that Rusedski is a total moron and I hate listening to him when he's giving his "pundits" opinion. The problem is here in the UK he's on Sky Sports too so we have to listen to him during the Masters 1000's too.

joeri888
07-05-2012, 03:51 PM
@ Greg:

"It's a thief in the night to come and grab you.
It can creep up inside you and consume you.
A disease of the mind it can control you!"

TheRed
07-05-2012, 04:11 PM
I have Asperger's Syndrome so don't possess the "social skills" of which you speak, furthermore a part of my disability is being relatively childish in some respects. All I was asking is that you get your facts straight, is that really so difficult? To call my country the UK not England?

To get back on topic I think that Rusedski is a total moron and I hate listening to him when he's giving his "pundits" opinion. The problem is here in the UK he's on Sky Sports too so we have to listen to him during the Masters 1000's too.

Why offend the US education system? It seems the Brits aren't doing too well too if you think England isn't a country. England is a country. Scotland is a country. Wales is a country. These are all countries of the nation-state, United Kingdom. You're British and you don't know this?

ninman
07-05-2012, 04:22 PM
Why offend the US education system? It seems the Brits aren't doing too well too if you think England isn't a country. England is a country. Scotland is a country. Wales is a country. These are all countries of the nation-state, United Kingdom. You're British and you don't know this?

I really don't want to derail this thread, but Greg Rusedski represented Britain not England, and yes he is an idiot.

Lambo
07-06-2012, 12:05 PM
I hope by "approach" you are alluding to Senna's alleged instances of gamesmanship and win-at-all costs "attitude" and not his "driving". An artist like the peternaturally skilled and supremely talented Senna being compared to "Nadal" is one of the most disgraceful sporting analogies I have ever come across. Similarly Prost, with his methodical, boring, risk averse and play-by-the-numbers approach (amplified by advantageous use of enhanced technology) comes nowhere near Federer's sublime, multidimensional, off-the-cuff, breathtaking artistry.

If anying Federer's (prime-level) tennis was actually Senna-like, while Nadal with his methodical, percentage-play is more reminscent of Prost.

However, from a cheating and gamesmanship perspective, Nadal, with his strategic bending of the rules and use underhanded tactics is the tennis equivalent of Schumacher.


hear hear. Actually fed talentwise is the closest comparison to senna and nadal well he is more nigel mansell

decrepitude
07-06-2012, 02:59 PM
Several years ago, there was a small competition called "The Aberdeen Cup", which was England against Scotland. Murray played for Scotland, Rusedski played for England. His mother is English.

ninman
07-06-2012, 03:09 PM
Several years ago, there was a small competition called "The Aberdeen Cup", which was England against Scotland. Murray played for Scotland, Rusedski played for England. His mother is English.

Maybe, but he was "England's next big hope", he was Britain's next big hope, just like Murray is Britain's next big hope.

Seany
07-06-2012, 05:29 PM
Rusedski is a tool.

The most accurate statement ever written on these boards.

He's a tool in every sense of the word, why the BBC pay him to talk crap is beyond me.