Benneteau asks Roger for his shirt

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  1. peRFection

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    At the net Benneteau Asked Roger for his shirt. Roger dedicated the shirt to Benneteau and wrote:

    For Benneteau,
    The Crazy Game

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    How humble ......
     
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  2. Bartelby

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    If he wins the whole thing it'll be worth a bit.
     
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  3. Loose Cannon

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    Doubt he is looking for the monetary value of it.....
     
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  4. TheF1Bob

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    Arrogant Fed Being Arrogant. :mrgreen:
     
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  5. namelessone

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    What does the second line say?
     
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  6. The Bawss

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    "Match de dingo" which is a colloquialism of "Match de dingue" and means "Crazy match".

    Seriously classy Roger.
     
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  7. BreakPoint

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    I thought the losers of sporting events are supposed to give up their shirts to the winners?

    This is backwards!
     
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  8. CMM

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    Schwank did the same after Rafa beat him at Roland Garros.
     
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  9. sbengte

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    The first line says "Poor Bennett" ?
    Arrogant Fed is arrogant.
     
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    Dont be a tool. It says Pour Bennett, which means FOR Benett.

    Again, dont be a tool.
     
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  11. Sentinel

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    Poor you !! You missed the smiley !!
    Again poor you :D :D
     
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    The other day Rafa also picked up Rosol's racket and asked if he could have it.

    I love these touching gestures.
     
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    Lol. ..............
     
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  14. donnygg

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    Is Benneteau gonna wash it?
     
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  15. 90's Clay

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    Wow Bennetau.. He's done everything except spread eagle for Roger.. Maybe if he didn't mentally blow the match when being up 2 sets Roger would be asking him for his autograph? ROFL

    What a clown!!!
     
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  16. peRFection

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    Nah. It's the opposite when it comes to the GOAT. It's such an honor for Bennetteau to have Roger's sweaty shirt. I'm sure it smells like a cologne-*

    *edited
     
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  17. The Bawss

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    I hope you meant "cologne"!
     
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    LMAO! :)
     
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  19. chrischris

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    I would not give the shirt off my back to some one i just beat . If he beat me maybe , but i doubt it. To me its just strange behavior,
     
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    Ewwwwwww.... what the hell is wrong with you???!!!!!
     
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  21. tistrapukcipeht

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    Nadal should've done the same with Rosol, asked for Rosol's underwear to find out how big are his balls after that match Rosol played.
     
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  22. BreakPoint

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    ROTFLMAO!!!!! :lol:
     
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  23. mcenroefan

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    That's really cool.
     
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    Didn't Llodra also asked for Roger's pink shirt after he lost? That was back in 2010 Cincy I think....

    Everybody wants a piece of Rogi :D:D
     
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    How many Nadal autographs do Verdasco and Lopez have at this point?
     
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    Am I missing something? Is Benneteau not displaying an absolute losers mentality?

    Perhaps tennis has gone completely soft, and may explain why so many players have just not stepped up and challenged the top 3 players.
     
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    Its a gesture carried over from football. Its just sport.
     
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  28. Laurie

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    Do footballers sign eachothers shirts? Or just exchange shirts after a match?

    Benneteau is an opponent, not a star struck fan. We needs warriors in top level tennis, not star struck fans who moonlight as tennis players.
     
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    Then start playing harder and set the example yourself. Meanwhile, QQ moar.
     
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    Gotta love Fed! Maybe Julien B, M Llodra, and E Schwank (with Rafa's shirt) want proof of their matches so they can tell their children about "that time"
     
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    ROFL!!!!!!
     
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    Benneteau did play like a warrior.
     
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    Got a good chuckle from this. Great take on the racket pickup.
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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  36. Laurie

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    Oh well, seems as though many tennis warehouse posters are as soft as some of these so called professional players! Benneteau should be annoyed he lost a match and a great opportunity to make a name for himself after being two sets up! Well at least he got a signed shirt for his efforts. ;-)
     
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    He misspelled Benneateau's name. Hey kids, I got a t shirt signed by the guy who beat me and he didn't even remember my name.
     
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  38. Devilito

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    after a fight, MMA fighters embrace and go out for beers. Maybe they're not "warrior" enough for you? Team sports and individual sports cannot be compared. There is a psychological reason for continuing beef between sporting clubs that extends past the players to the fans. In individual sports the beef is before and during competition, but after it’s normal to show a level of respect that can only be shared between two true warriors. I’m sure this is something you’ll never understand or experience in your life.
     
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    You are right. He should have jumped off a cliff and ended his life.
     
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  40. Laurie

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    Two totally different things. This is not respect, more of a scenario that Benneteau doesn't feel he deserves to be on the same court. I assume had Federer lost, he would not be asking for Benneteau's signed shirt.
     
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  41. Sid_Vicious

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    Bennett is Benneteau's nickname.
    Also, I think you spelled his name wrong. :D
     
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    LMAO!!!!! LOLOLOLOLOLLLL
     
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    Yeah, we're just big old girly men and you are one tough chick. :twisted:
     
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    They only ever needed one -- tramp stamped of course.
     
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    This is good - but what makes it special is it's in blue.
     
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  48. Harry_Wild

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    If Roger wins it all; this shirt will be worth more then Benneteau has earn in tennis as a tour pro. LOL! Nice of Roger to do this; since he could easily refuse.
     
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    You find me someone to pay over 4.5 million for Roger's shirt.
     
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    What truly counts is a player's performance during the match itself, not what he does before or after.

    As far as I'm concerned, anyone who actually watched the match and still doesn't realize Benneteau gave it his all on court:

    1) Doesn't truly understand the game and strengths and limitations of players who faced off in this match.

    2) Has a personal bias against Fed and has an issue with him being still in the tourney.

    The guy entered the match believing he can win and he played like it (his attitude toward the match reflected in his play, he completely bossed Fed around the court), if he truly believed he doesn't deserve being on the same court with Fed that kind of performance would have simply been impossible.
     
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