Bodo Article: Another Gem

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  1. Chopin

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  2. drake

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    Bodo translation = "Federer sucks but he'll be ready for the slams." Same old Bodo.
     
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    Rodge was out on clay court practicing today. Not a day off. He was into clay before he played Berd.

    He is going to win FO and doesnt even need to beat Rafa
     
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    This isn't that bad of an article and he may turn out right.However I still think Bozo writes like a TW poster or something not a real sportswriter but he's getting paid to do it so who cares.
     
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    Lol you're not serious right...?
     
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  6. Anaconda

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    Us 'TW' posters are allowed to write like that though. We don't get payed for it and most of the time the posters write to annoy others; called trolling.
     
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    What does exactly Bodo have with Federer?
     
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    More like "Federer had two lousy losses, but its ok b/c he's Fed. Therefore, infallible."
     
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    Indeed, this article does not convince me at all. This guy might have some issues with Federer in the past? Anyway, Thanks for sharing, Professor Chopin ^_^.
     
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    heres the photo ..straight from his facebook page.

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    Read the article and frankly expected worse from Bodo. This article was almost Bodo being kind to Federer, very out of the norm.
     
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    Is there something wrong with this writer? Maybe he really do not like Federer.

    Thanks for sharing the article with us though.
     
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    When Bodo flips a coin he says "heads, I win. If it is tails, you lose."

    By writing like this, if Federer has a bad showing on clay and grass - "See, I pointed that out way back in March."

    If he does well - " I said he wasn't too worried about two losses and focused on the slams anyway."
     
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    What makes someone post an article for people to read if he thinks it's not worth reading?
     
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    It's about sharing (from Chopin's point of view), Olinger! Maybe, we have several Bodo"s" at TTW.
     
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    I posted this article because I thought some of you would be interested in reading it and being amused by more half-baked, vintage Bodo.

    It’s not that I have anything against Bodo, or expect him to write like David Foster Wallace (*see link*), but the article is both pointless and poorly-written for someone who is supposedly one of the premier tennis journalists in the world (see passage below). Bodo is the Ted Robinson of tennis writing, causing me to wonder, “How did he get that job?”

    Here, Bodo has been predicting Federer’s demise for years now, so he has to have it both ways:

    “When it comes to blown opportunities, players have memories like elephants, although the best ones, like Federer, are excellent at suppressing them. But there's no real remedy for history. Federer's best strategy will be to do what he's always done best: pull away from his opponent with an extra gear that's lately been unavailable.

    Of course, Federer is aware of this. But his main concern of the moment is finding his form. He said of last night's error-prone performance: ‘I fought as much as I could. My game has issues at the moment, I'm definitely lacking timing. I don't know where that comes from.’ ”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/20/sports/playmagazine/20federer.html?pagewanted=all
     
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  17. Tennis_Monk

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    A thread about Bodo and his articles?. LOL

    I dont have a whole lot of respect for his articles. Mostly junk and rarely he puts something that can be a stretch to being called Average.

    For some strange reason, this character seems to think that he knows what players are thinking. (gee, i am down a match point. i am going to blast a serve down the T, then i am going to hook a forehand into that corner and blah blah.). Also seems to think he is better than others because he thinks he knows players.
     
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    bodo is stupid but no one is worst than tom perrota that guy can just go choke on $%^#^#$^#$^#$^#$ and die.
     
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    What a great explanation of the motivation behind this thread, Chopin! Honestly, I always feel intelligently stimulated by reading your posts and threads. You are a gifted and talented gentleman. I can’t deny the fact. You are a thoughtful poster for sure. I am waiting patiently for your new masterpiece threads in summer.

    PS. a ghost writer?
     
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    I am serious buddy, the bully will not make FO final, just write it down somewhere
     
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    "Anaconda"

    I've heard pro players come on TW and post with alias names. I saw yours and have to ask... Is that you Stepanek?

    :)
     
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  22. TheTruth

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    I like Bodo. He brings something different to the fray. All the cookie cutter nonsense is annoying.
     
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  23. Tennis_Monk

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    BOdo is a cookie cutter writer!!
     
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  24. TheTruth

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    No, he's not. He doesn't follow the crowd at all. He always offers something different. If he said what people wanted him to say all the time, he'd be ineffective. Nor, would he get people talking about him. That's why he gets paid. Writing is a creative process, you can't be effective following the crowd and spouting the same old regurgitated thoughts ad nauseum. Anyway, the more differences of opinions, the more people grow. At the least it allows them to strengthen their own argument. The everything has to go the same way, majority rule thing is dumb.
     
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    I've seen worse from this writer.

    Its simply that 1) Fed doesn't put as much mental or physical investment into the Master's tournaments like he used to and, 2) his biggest strength is his ability to find his form in best of 5 and overcome a bad set or two, whereas there is less room for error in best of 3.
     
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    applaud all for posting links to articles or quotes on this blog. it makes it more informative and interesting.
     
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    Yes, I agreed with you. It's all about Chopin. He is one of the greatest posters here at TTW. Your profile shows you are pretty new to TTW. Welcome Aboard! -Tina
     
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    Is that legal?

    I swear saying you don't like Federer is like saying you don't like God.......or Obama.
     
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    Chopin is right. Bodo has never had much respect for Fed. In fact I would argue fed is underrated. Bodo was exstatic when Nadal whipped on fed in 2008. You could feel his pleasure in 2008-2009. When fed started winning again i am sure it bothered him.
    Yes he wants it both ways. Wants Fed to fail and when he does he says told you so. If he happens to win some more majors he is like I said he does not care about the masters events.
    Good 2006 article, Chopin. I think alot of "fans" out there dont realize how great fed was. 2008-up until today is a shell of his former self. But those that watched him all these years know this and wont discredit his achievments.
     
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    I disagree. I know enough about writing for columns to make my own judgement.
    Good that you feel the way you feel. I dont share the same opinion. I dont find his writings to be any different from what i have seen from others.
     
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    1.) That needs to stop. Why would Fed enter tournaments he doesn't expect to win? He's admitted to be disappointed in his results, why can't fans?

    2.) How good is Fed's 5-set record? I don't remember it being so exemplary? Maybe I'm wrong, but when it comes to stiff competition from his opponent he seems to lose quite a bit of those, I thought.
     
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    Everybody is capable of making their own judgment, but people act like everybody has to like Fed. Bodo isn't that young, he's got a few years under his tennis belt. He's seen more players than Fed. If he's not overly impressed with what he's seen that's no reason for people to attack him. Fed is a good player, but he's not the god people want everyone to be in agreement with. I just think it would be a boring world if everyone followed the same program.
     
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    that wasn't so bad. In fact, by bozo's standards it was half-way decent !
     
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    The guy's literally been predicting doom and gloom around Federer for years, and he keeps failing, over and over again. He tries to be subtle, but it's quite easy to see through the arguments.
     
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    Liking or not liking Federer isnt the point. The point , imo, is all about what he writes(mostly crap interpersed with some border line writing).

    As a reader , i expect people to write something that makes sense. Bodo is all about non-sense and meaningless junk.-- i especially dislike when someone tries to act as if they can understand players minds. I care less about his liking or disliking Federer. In one of his junks, he presents Wimby final between Nadal and Federer and for a good measure , told us what Nadal was thinking when he missed championship point in Set 4 and then what Federer was thinking before the point. If he used quotes from roger and Rafa, yes, makes sense. But putting one's own garbage and trying to sell it, i disagree.

    However, plenty of readers like that stuff (and thats why he is able to stil write) and if he floats their boat, so be it. Not for me
     
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    "Fatherhood brings men to their knees, which most women will tell you is where they belong anyway. Unfortunately, sometimes bearing their child is the only reliable way for a women to get them there", said Bodo.

    I completely disagree with his statement. Fatherhood means further responsibilities to the family. How about those women have their successful careers? They work as hard as men sometimes even more than men at work ^_^. Indeed, woman plays an important role to bear the child in the household but it doesn't mean it is the only way out of it. He is too prejudiced and too little about his own writing. I wonder Bodo have ever involved in a serious relationship before. Seriously, I really doubt it. Besides, I dislike the way he described the pregnant woman. All pregnant women deserve decent respects not to be mentioned about physiological changes in pregnancy. A horrible tennis writer I should say.
     
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