Does Federer have a female following?

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I am a woman and I would;

  1. say yes to Roger

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  2. not be able to get over that nose

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  1. ruerooo

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    No, I don't think that would be an overgeneralization at all.

    (And / or equally insecure about their own appeal. It's easy to say "Yeah, he's worth nine figures; that's why women love him", but it's not about that at all. It's much more about the multiple reasons – business sense, athletic talent, work ethic, charisma -- why he's worth that much.)

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  2. ruerooo

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    If you post photos in it, it gets "un-buried". We've been shy of Rafa-shots lately for obviously reasons, but I've been meaning to post some new ones from the Golden Swing. And Roger looked crisp and wonderful today in his turquoise and white (though it's hard for me sometimes when the boys have a hard match in white shorts – that *is* very distracting from the actual tennis for me :p ) so by all means, feel free to post your recent favorite shots and revive the thread! :mrgreen:

    Heh. :)
     
  3. Le Master

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    Of course Federer doesn't look anywhere near what most guys in their late 30s look like. There is just extreme exaggeration in this thread. He hardly looks like he's aged a day since he was 25/26. Watch highlights from Wimbledon 2008 and Rotterdam 2013. He's looked like he was in his mid-to-late 20s since like 2006 and pretty much still looks that way.

    If you want to talk about players looking much older than they are, look at guys like Davydenko and Agassi. Agassi in his late 20s looked at least mid 30s.
     
  4. Steve0904

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    Slighty yes. I'm sure there are still lots of women in general (not just on this forum) who don't find Roger all that attractive. But I would say your generelization is more right than wrong.
     
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  5. Amelie Mauresmo

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    Of course some women like Federer the man is worth over $100 million dollars probably more they would like him for his money.
    Federer isn't attractive, he is extremely arrogant has a big nose and a snobby stuck up attitude. I'm a gay man and I can say Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are better looking to me than Federer. Nadal and Djokovic have a masculinity that Federer lacks. Federer comes across as extremely effeminate he's very emotional and very soft which is a turn off.Federer is also extremely hairy which is gross and another turn off.
     
  6. tipsytennis

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    Yeh i think many women fancy him, i'm a bloke and i dont think its wrong for me to say he's not a bad looking fellow, i'd be suprised if didn't have a large female fanbase.
     
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    For a gay man you sure do sound like a homophobe. And your gay-dar is well off the mark. But I'm sure Roger is happy he's not attractive to other men since he's a married heterosexual man. You are just a hater and that is obvious by this post.
     
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    What floats your boat doesn't speak for anyone else but you. Federer isn't attractive to you. That doesn't mean he isn't attractive. It's all a matter of opinion, nothing more. How do you explain someone like me who finds Novak, Rafa, and Roger all attractive? I even find Andy pretty good looking at times. Obviously everyone doesn't share the same tastes. That's a good thing :)
     
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    I am openly gay and I am not a homophobe, contrary to popular belief and myth of straight folks plenty of gay men are actually very masculine.

    Effeminate gay guys are generally looked down on in the gay male community anyone who is gay would know this.

    And Federer's effeminate nature is a turn off.

    I am not a hater I am giving my personal opinion if you can't handle it that's your problem not mine.
     
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    yeah that's why your previous post got deleted.
     
  11. Emet74

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    Isn't the topic here whether Fed has a FEMALE following?
    Not whether he appeals to gay men.

    I'm a woman and I find him very attractive as do many other (but obviously not all!) women.
     
  12. Sid_Vicious

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    I agree. Does Federer look as old as 39 year old Ed Helms?

    http://www.aceshowbiz.com/images/wennpic/ed-helms-premiere-jeff-who-lives-at-home-01.jpg

    41 year old Josh Lucas?

    http://www.babynames.com/baby-blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Josh-Lucas.jpg

    42 year old Matt Damon?

    http://www.newsdaily.com/photos/2013-01-14T223558Z_1_CBRE90D1QS900_RTROPTP_3_USA.JPG

    Nope.

    Federer is pretty alright for a 31 year old. These guys above don't even play sports year round in sunny weather.
     
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    Sure, it's not solely about the money. He is extremely successful and relatively famous, and living a life as an athlete. Even dirt poor indie musicians get hordes of groupies because they pursue a "cool", "alternative" lifestyle. I'm not saying Federer is ugly; he is probably average looking for a man his age (isolating his appearance alone without considering his success or style of play or any other factor), but his following is certainly not due to his appearance. He just fits into the evolutionary role that women are adapted to desire. Status usually supersedes appearance.
     
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    Women are evolutionarily programmed to also desire good looks.
     
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    Ironically, that is how AM, a homosexual man, evaluates men. Actually, AM is the worst of both worlds combined into one. He calls top 20 players, who are a notch below Federer/Djokovic/Nadal "losers" (even though he is a total beta compared to them), and then goes around talking about their asses, personality, and faces in salacious ways.
     
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    That's how women treat themselves anyway, with a focus on appearance above everything else and they tend to pride themselves on being "sexy" and wearing revealing clothes.
     
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    It's great isn't it?

    We live in the strongest era of all time. Be grateful.
     
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    Why do you think Federer is so effeminate, Nadal is the guy who is shy, soft spoken, and lacks body hair. Federer's big nose, hairy chest, and arrogant personality are masculine traits :)
     
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    Okay, can you please define why is this era the 'strongest era of all time'? :confused:
     
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    lol Nadal might lack body hair, but he is not shy or soft spoken. Nadal is pretty much establishing his reputation as the most outspoken player on tour.

    Also, I wouldn't say arrogant personality is just a masculine trait. Especially when you look at the atitudes of the players dominating the WTA currently. :D
     
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    Well I meant his manner when he speaks is shy and somewhat withdrawn while Federer is a lot more confident and "masculine" as AM would say, so I really don't know what he means when he says Federer is effeminate. Ok that man purse was bad but apart from that Federer is a pretty masculine guy, he is married and has 2 children for God's sake!
     
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    Who are these heterosexual women you know? My husband is a stay-at-home dad working on his teaching degree. I wanted a partner not a provider, and I'm happy to work for money for my family. So are most of the other women I know. It seems like a lot of the men on this board don't know a lot of real, everyday women. Instead they make generalizations based on characters women play on TV and in the movies.
     
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    Don't worry about AM, bro. He is a troll. He has said hateful things about every single demographic. He has labeled people misogynists and racist while at the same time calling heterosexual women vain and shallow and using phrases like "Uncle tom". He criticized male posters for commenting on the looks of female players and yet he goes around making lewd comments about players. Have you seen the crap he wrote about Murray? That was a new low, even for him.

    He is dbag.
     
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    Careful. You're making a generalization here yourself. :)

    No hard feelings. I quite understand that AM can be a little frustrating. You just have to ignore him, or better yet actually put him on your ignore list.
     
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    Yep, AM is one deep and complex guy.
     
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    yeah I remember that, very harsh comments. He seems to have something bad to say about every player except Djokovic. Very angry dude...:confused:
     
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    I'm sure if you dig deep enough, you will find hateful comments about Djokovic as well.
     
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    women like broad shoulders and lean bodies. federer's shoulders are broader than most men his height (actually broader than the muscular murray! check out photos of them next to one another) and he is pretty fit. why is it a surprise that women feel attracted to him?

    since when do women seek button nosed men? a strong nose is a masculine feature.

    the next thing you guys are going to say federer doesn't have childbearing full hips!
     
  29. Smasher08

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    There's only one celeb I can think of who looks a little like Fed:

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    Yeah, some people can bring out the worst in anyone! I've never put anyone on the ignore list, but there are definitely times when it seems like it might be a necessity around here :)
     
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    I really thought he was a very straight girl when I first read his posts... :-|
     
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    That's true. People also tend to look older than their age when they are tired.
    Also, looking young or old depends a lot on when the picture was taken, the lighting , hairstyle etc. For eg, Federer looks closer to 40 in these pictures from 3-4 years ago.

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    On the other hand, in these recent pictures, he looks relatively younger.

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    Fed makes me wanna grow out my hair
     
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    Classy woman, yes.
     
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    A 1000 vamoses equals 1 shut up :D

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    Federer? Oh hell no.

    Nadal? I would do many many disgusting things to Nadal.
     
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    Federer seems more masculine than Nadal to me. In particular, he has a more masculine voice. Nadal still sounds like a boy who hasn't finished puberty when he talks.
     
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    One of the reasons why Nadal is not my favourite player is that he looks like a teenager who is about to have a tantrum when he is on the loosing end. I still think he is great though.
     
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    Nadal's voice is deep enough to me.
     
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    This should convince some of you whiny "it's all about the mooooneeeeyyy" guys.
    This fan wasn't getting a shot of Rogi's bank account.

    (Actually, in a way maybe she was ... :mrgreen: )


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    Look at it this way. No one and I mean NO ONE on tour right now wears a suit better than Fed. Case closed. :p
     
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    I know a lot of female Fed fans, so the answer is obviously yes.
     
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    Nadal djokovic r gals compared to fed and its a known, can we end this discussion now ???? He can have as many as he wants nuff said!!!
     
  44. mariecon

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    Definitely..

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    Roger wears a suit better than some male models. Anna Wintour certainly thinks so.

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    yeah, he suits up well.. ferrer surprisingly so also.
     
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    women can't get a view due to the wide body obstruction of his wife
     
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    ok that's just mean. I respect the fact that he married a real woman and not some bimbo trophy wife like every other pro tennis player.
     
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    Thanks. Saw the following related video on youtube. According to the comments below the video, it's oz model samara maloney, a Fed fan. That should settle the thread, cos she certainly breaks the myth that female fed fans are 50+ age group :-$.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCZ_Lv7_wrg
     
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