Arrogant Federer - Comments on Nadal's loss

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  1. tennisaddict

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    http://www.tennis.com/articles/templates/news.aspx?articleid=18505&zoneid=25

    Federer said that while his opinion is nothing against Nadal on a personal level, it was good to see that upsets are still possible.

    "I think 15 years ago you had matches like this so much more often on the faster surfaces, that a guy could catch fire and just run through you," Federer said. "Today it's virtually impossible because you make so many more returns these days and conditions are so much slower with the elements. Whereas it was just amazing to see that it was possible. Okay, he didn't play like that for five sets, but in the fifth it was just a joke. I was laughing because of his performance for 10 minutes after that. I couldn't believe that he pulled it off the way he did. Of course I do feel bad for Rafa because it's a tough loss; it's Wimbledon; it's the way things happen."

    Shouldnt Fed be more classy ?

    Before we launch a Fed vs Nadal vs Djoko war, please think how the forum would react if Novak or Nadal had said 'It is good to see an upset' if Fed lost to Julien B ?
     
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    go away ********

    Entire presser:
     
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  3. JeMar

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    How is that arrogant? He's noting that Rosol's play in the fifth set was completely ridiculous. To most people with common sense, they'll read it as Federer commenting on how slap-happy Rosol played.
     
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    How will the forum react if Novak or Nadal had said 'It is good to see a upset' if Fed lost to Julien B ?
     
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    Rosol was in god mode in the 5th set... I was laughing also at the time as I was watching the match thinking on how ridiculous his play was. So I understand what Fed is saying it's nothing negative against Rafa just saying that it's rare to see these days a no-name go into god mode, wheras it used to happen more often in the past especially with the faster surfaces that reward that going-for-broke style of play.
     
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    I was laughing too! During the fifth set I took a step back and just started laughing, saying to myself "Hahaha alright what is this, what's going on here? This isn't actually happening, where's the hidden cameras and the strings?"
     
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    I'm not sure how that can be offensive to anybody. Yes, Federer basically said he preferred the greater unpredictability of tennis back in the day of faster surfaces. Why wouldn't he? Most of the posters are aware that faster surfaces would benefit Federer more, gee, I guess he might be aware of that too. No big deal, he also expressed condolences to how it worked out for Rafa, stating everybody has been lucky or unlucky over the years. Nadal unfortunately was playing a guy who was white-hot, not much you could do.
     
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    I was the same, I just couldn't believe the quality of tennis this guy was pulling off. I don't think anyone has ever played at a level so far higher than their ranking ever.

    In fact I'm putting this out there: I think Rosol's 5th set was up there with some of the peak godmode Federer sets and that ridiculous set Gonzo played.
     
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    This is probably how everyone was reacting, I was seeing comments on Facebook from friends of mine who never watch tennis, I've never seen so many tennis related "Wtf is happening?/Who is this guy?/Nadal losing???" statuses before.

    Plus a fair few people finally acknowledging my status as "the Tennis nut" by asking me who Rosol was, but I couldn't tell them anything :lol:
     
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    nothing wrong with saying it's good upsets can happen. Not sure about saying you were laughing afterwards though? I mean maybe he was laughing in disbelief or whatever but it makes it sounds like he was laughing at someone losing which is not good. Quite a strange comment. And I doubt he would have been laughing today had Benny done the same thing that Rosol did :lol:

    But he probably wasn't actually laughing for 10 minutes solid, maybe just sort the odd snort of disbelief :lol:
     
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    His serving was on par with God-Mode Fed but Nadal did fu** all to make Roslo play them shots, just hit them short and at him too. Saying that, ain't that the way Nadal plays??? Relying on opponents unforced errors??? Great to see someone answer the crap tennis Nadal produces 24/7. :)
     
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    Actually this kind of takes me back to Fed's comment after the lost to Djoker at the USO in 2011. He said some guys when they are down or have nothing to lose, just start slapping at balls and everything just happens to go in. I wonder if he was likening Rosol to the way Djokovic just went for it on match point and just kept doing it and they went in.
     
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    There would be no less than 40 threads about it.
     
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    I call those "Happy Gilmore" ground strokes.....
     
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    100% Agree. Shoulda seen the reaction after the match, you thought Fed died lol.

    I got slaughtered god knows why, probz cause I ain't no ******. :)
     
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    Seems as this is the compassionate side, Fed can sympathize because he was a victim of slap happy Novak in the USO semi on match point
     
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    Well, I was laughing too during that 5th set and it had nothing at all to do with Nadal. I was laughing because of the ridiculous winners that Rosol was hitting over and over again. I didn't think it was possible. But here was this guy doing it as if it was a joke on the tennis world, like -"Hey, this is easy, there's nothing to it, just hit a blazing winner on every shot!" It turned the established tennis strategy of waiting for your opportunity for an opening before going for a winner upside down. I'm sure that's what Federer meant. Rosol made tennis a joke because he made it seem too easy.

    Oh, and yes, he's right about that upsets used to be much more common so yes, it is good to see them again. :)
     
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    Within Camp ******, "arrogance" is defined as "whatever Rogi says".

    I have only one thing to apply that term towards Rogi...Sexi arrogance of shots mere mortals cannot imagine before he strokes them!
     
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    99 mph backhand winners every few points are pretty laughably good, I agree. Pmac used to laugh in shock at Federer's godly play back in 2005 or 2006 as well. It had nothing to do with Nadal and everything to do with the performance of Rosol's offense. But obviously Federer does have something against Nadal after he got in the way of so many of his grand slam titles. There's no question about it.
     
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    I wonder if Federer would be laughing if he was on the receiving end of the display by Rosol instead of Nadal.
     
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    Federer would be shaking his head and smiling on court but both Nadal and Djokovic would definitely be laughing their heads off in the player's lounge for the reason stated above.
     
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    Good at least that he shows some character for a change. Those preprogrammed controlled emotions thought to him by media trainers can be too much for me.
     
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    Lol, from the PseudoFed blog:

    "Afterwards the nice press people asked Me about Rafa and I say, “In the 5th it was just a joke, I was laughing in disbelief 10 minutes after match ended.” – yes I really did say this. I must be honest and humble with My fans. But it was funny wasn’t it? In the car on the way home one of My staff asked Me if the Roland Garros final of 2008 was also funny. This staff member now does not work for Me."
     
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    Good point. "Well it's always special to do what I did today, especially here at this tournament where I've had so many great matches before and been able to do what I have just done in the past as well, etc. etc. blah blah blah"
     
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    I'm saddened by trolling attempts that fail to cause upsets. 15 years ago, you at least had the occasional troll in God mode who managed to upset someone. Of course I felt bad when a serious poster got upset by such trolling mastery, but I coudn't help but laugh at what the troll managed to pull off. Today, these upsets are virtually impossible because trolls are clearly too obvious and lack the talent to create such upsets.
     
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    To be fair even as a Nadal fan I was laughing from disbelief. I have never seen a low ranked player pllay so freely.

    If that happens you just have to shake hands and say too good for me today. It's one of those outliers that makes sport interesting.
     
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    He will also not say anything about the equal pay issue. How we miss Richard Krajicek:) who called some female tennis players cows.
     
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    I mean, if we put aside all these petty fights on the forum and everything, we can all acknowledge that Nadal is a good tennis player, but when you have one of the best tennis players in the world, and possibly the best of all time on his surface, being pushed around and beaten like he is a 14 year old brat instead of the world number two...what else can you do but laugh?
     
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    I'm laughing at the OP's over-strenuous (and failed) efforts to get a controversy going here and to get us all at each other's throats. Great to see him failing

    And what else can you do but laugh when you see rank 100 swinging like Rosol did yesterday. It was like a No. 11 batsmen hitting a 6 every other ball.. you just laugh and shake your head, completely mystified
     
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    HAHAHAH... i rolled all over laughing :D
     
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    Nadal fans..... come on! really? ok well Federer is in the tournament where is Nadal?
     
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    LOL..what Arrogance
     
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    Can somebody please post gifs of Nadal failing to return Rosol's serve and the Fed laughing to complete the whole picture of arrogance:)
     
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    Feds most arrogant person on earth. :mrgreen:
     
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    How many people has Fed bumped into at the change over? It will be interesting to see Nadal's ranking when he is 30.
     
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    Nah, ****s, Nards and Djards are. Murray not done well enough to have Muzzards yet :lol:
     
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    I lol'd. :lol:
     
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    Id rather see a player say what he really means (and potentially be offensive) than have him water down his statements to be politically correct and not offend anybody.
     
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    Nope, but all the rafa fans surely were laughing and smacking their lips when Fed was down 2 sets to JB. They were, so let's not be hypocritical.
     
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    I was laughing for longer than 10 minutes. Nadal losing over 1000 ranking points is hilarious.
     
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    Yes that would be wonderfull.
     
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    I wonder if all these Fed fans would be laughing if it was Rosol who beat Federer. I suspect there would be more tears instead of laughter.
     
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    I didn't find it that offensive. He was careful to say all the right things, but not so careful that he sounded like a robot. It's all good - I think you are reading too much into it.
     
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    I wonder as well:)
     
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    That's the custom here when analyzing anything that comes out of Federer's mouth.
     
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    I was actually laughing at Rafa in that 5th set. Karma for that bump.
     
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    ****s, such as myself, are less experienced at dealing with the adversity Nards face after losses to the Rosols, the Dodigs, the FloMayers et al. Excuse us for that inexperience!
     
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    You have to be kidding me. Fed fans do this constantly anytime Nadal takes a freaking breath. He cannot do anything without being put under the microscope by a lot of the haters here. Just look at all of the stupid troll threads that have been started up about him over the last few days. Total trash is all those threads are,but nobody says a thing about them. The bias here is off the charts.
     
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    Fed was just trolling.

    He was also laughing after winning his 5 set in the same situation today. Mega-troll.

    "I like that upsets happen..." (to my opponents, bwahahaha).
     
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    I really wish Rogi would have been honest and stated how butthurt he really is now that his oppurtunity to thrash ****** in the final has been taken away. Shame on Rosol! The arrogance! It's a outrage! Someone should investigate...was it PEDs? How dare a journeyman go God-mode on the hallowed lawns reserved for champions!
     
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