Do people actually believe Federer phony friendship with Tiger woods is for real???

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  1. Roger is Boring

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    it is funny that fed cant get no respect unless hes hanging out with the home boys lol!!~!
    theri agents put them up to it u know
     
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  2. Tennis4life

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    It's a phony one... absolutely... without a doubt. There's no common ground between them except 'I pat your back... and You pat mine'.
     
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  3. wildmoose31

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    its probably something pushed by nike too, but i wouldnt say they arent friends.

    but its really hilarious how the nadal fans will grab on to whatever little they can find wrong with feder
     
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  4. alienhamster

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    Is it really hilarious? I don't think that's quite my reaction . . .

    But a big YEAH on the Nike thing. And despite the corporate pushing, it seems like there's a mutual respect between them. Don't know if anyone really thinks it's a "friendship."
     
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  5. BigServer1

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    They both seem to like and respect each other. Keep in mind that regardless of their dominance in their respective sports, they didn't meet until the US Open 2006. Apparently they have started trash talking in reference to number of tour wins and major titles. My take on it is that Nike arranged the first meeting, but from there it's been genuine.

    To the OP: Apparently Nadal has become really good friends with Phil Mickelson. After Phil's improbable choke job at the US Open, he said "I need to be friends with someone who doesn't live up to year round expectations." He recently called Nadal, knowing full well that even though he was the #2 seed in every big event he entered, he hadn't made a final in 8 months, and was a disappointment to his fans everywhere. Phil and Rafa have a great friendship, and I hope it continues.
     
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  6. tandayu

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    The benefactor is NIKE, it is a cross marketing for their products
     
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  7. ibemadskillzz

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    they do maybe have a friendship, tiger showed up at open and now fed shows up at tiger's event, whenever Federer shows up to Tiger's event, Tiger has not won. But during the times he didn't show, tiger won each of those times. Federer is bad luck for Tiger.
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  8. Mick

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    they may not be the best of buddies but I am sure they are friends. Friends are nothing special. Your co-worker can be your friend.
     
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  9. Deuce

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    Federer and Woods are simply business partners...
    It's a Nike thing - 100%.
     
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  10. Nadal_Freak

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    lol at the irony of you saying that. Fed fans are the worst when it comes to looking for little things to take down Nadal.
     
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  11. caulcano

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    I highly doubt that.
     
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  12. Zaragoza

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    True, Nadal fans respect Fed much more than Fed fans respect Nadal.
     
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  13. Steve Huff

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    Connors once said it was really difficult to be friends with your competitors. It exposed your weaknesses. Many other top players don't seem buddy/buddy with other tennis players. These 2 guys can relate. And, they don't have to compete with one another. So, conceivably, they could really be friends. That said, I'm sure Nike has made sure this is a million dollar friendship.
     
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    It's lonely at the top. Gotta find somebody...
     
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  15. BlankenshipBabaganoosh

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    if fed doesnt care to return petes calls, why should he care about someone who # 1 in something which is not even a sport??
     
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  16. The tennis guy

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    It seems people on this board know whether they are friends or whatever. How the hell do you know? Why are you so certain when all you have is a guess at best?
     
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  17. tandayu

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    Borg and Vitas was close friends..practice together...one great match at 1977 Wimbledon, but Vitas never win even once
     
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  18. dowjones

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    Hey weird sh** happens...look at Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband doin' Anna Nicole Smith. Why can't Fed and Tiger be friends?
     
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  19. Rataplan

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    Well, I don't think that they hate each other but it does seem a bit orchestrated.


    It should be obvious to anybody out there that all most of us can do is guessing. People who think it's genuine or people who think it's fake...they're all just guessing.
     
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  20. sureshs

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    Not just Nike, but IMG too is a common factor. They manage Federer and Woods.

    Now I believe they are doing a Gilette shaving commercial along with a soccer player.

    So, they have lot of business interests in common. It all started with Federer "spontaneously" encountering Tiger in the US Open locker room. The TV cameras were already there in preparation for the "spontaneous" moment.
     
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  21. HollerOne5

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    Completely fake and phony....not even a question.

    Tiger was clapping for Roger at the US Open like he was his childhood friend, and they even said on TV they had just met in person that week.
     
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  22. slice bh compliment

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    Synergy among corporate icons. This whole concept was just a twinkle in Phil Knight's eye about twenty or 25 years ago.

    And I'm sure they have to mention it only once to camerafolk.
     
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  23. Budgerigar

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    based on what i see, it more real than phony.
     
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  24. stormholloway

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    They're lovers.

    Seriously though, if Tiger wasn't Tiger, would you want to hang out with him? Kinda comes off as a dweebozoid... no offense...
     
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  25. slice bh compliment

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    None taken, but I think characterizing Tiger as a dweebozoid is on the generous side.
     
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  26. grizzly4life

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    i think they're friends... probably not close friends. but they have similar experiences... BTW, nike could have arranged it and they still became friends.
     
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  27. slice bh compliment

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    Kind of like an arranged marriage in some cultures? Among royalty. In 19th century aristocratic American society?
     
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  28. LASVEGAS ACES

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    Look, I won't speak ill of the deceased-
    But when Tiger was a kid playing at the Seal Beach / Los Alimitos Ca. NAVY courses (2 built together), there was always a standing priority on tee times- that is, ACTIVE duty (officers on down) got first- THEN reserves THEN retirees, this would be only right-

    Well the stink is, his old man would play "the card" whenever they were held up by ACTIVES getting "cuts"- heard this a lot from old fart daily retiree golfers, starters and employees.
     
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  29. grizzly4life

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    if 12 year-old tiger was at most courses, they'd want him to go first..
     
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  30. Nick Irons

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    Tiger is a home boy ?
     
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  31. Heavy Metal Tennis Star

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    they are not close friends, they HAVE TO be buddies, because they RESPECT each others dominance on their respective sports, and they are handled by the same management agency.
     
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  32. MoFed

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    Roger also said they had talked on the phone several times but they had never met in person. I think they could be friends. There are just some people you meet and it's like you've known them for your entire life. That's what it was like when I met my best friend at school. We've been best friends now for years. I'm not saying they're BFF's but I think they have a lot in common.
     
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  33. LASVEGAS ACES

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    You guys act like they have started taking baths together.
    Just maybe they have a lot in common- tons of dough, best at each respective sport, unheard of beautiful women.... well, best at each respective sport.
     
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  34. ATXtennisaddict

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    oh come on ppl, they are friends but i'm sure that's it. definitely not best friends and all that but in front of the media, gotta look real real friendly right?
     
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  35. Supernatural_Serve

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    There are all kinds of friends. I would call this one a friend of convenience.

    When its convenient they will be friends and do things together.

    How much time does Federer or Woods for that matter have for friends?

    Their schedules are kind of booked with activities to have much time left over for friends, especially new found friends.
     
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  36. Roger is Boring

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    bump-
    looks like the nike hype machine is back at work promoting the two robots as buddies lol..
     
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  37. Baghdatis72

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    Roger and Tiger are professionals meeting for marketing purposes. Nothing more.
    If a kind of friendship develops in the meantime then good for them.
     
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  38. kingdaddy41788

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    Yes, it was orchestrated. How else would they have met? But they probably are friends... no reason not to be... They might have a lot in common - you don't know either one.
     
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  39. ibringtheHEAT

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    haha. you beat me to it
     
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  40. The Smiths

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    Tiger is an oreo. ;)
     
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  41. slice bh compliment

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    His mom is Thai, so if he is an oreo, he's dipped in a curry.
     
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  42. The Smiths

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    black on the outside, white in the inside. The opposite of Eminem.
     
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  43. slice bh compliment

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    Oh, I see. SO that's what Oreo means.

    Well, I guess I just wanted to mention Thai food. Great dinner tonight, but I'm up for a little apres-tennis spicy dinner at a Thai place for Monday night.

    I bet the Thai people are proud of Woods.
     
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  44. Butters!

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    Thai food is excellent. :D
     
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  45. FedFan_2007

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    No kidding. I had my first Thai lunch a month ago and it was splendid. I can't wait until I get my next.
     
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  46. Swissv2

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    lol, classic.
     
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  47. Nick Irons

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    Wait ...

    So Phil PWNTS Tiger ?
     
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