Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by babbette, May 17, 2010.
Pretty nice birthday wishes from his peers.
AWWWWWW thats really nice.
What magazine are those wishes from?
Who is the unshaven chap with unkempt hair?
I believe that was intended as a joke.
But what else could I say?
Thanks, but Murray is the first one. I meant the tramp in the Nike t-shirt doing a thumbs-up. Let it be, I'll figure out some day.
Awesome. The classiest birthday tribute I've ever seen in tennis.
Jesus... 30 years old... about time, he's been 30 since 2008 according to some :lol:
That's a damn fine photo of him I have to say (Hollywood beckons Mr Federer...), and what a nice tribute from the rest of the top 4.
He's not 30 until the 8th..
They just can't wait so that they can actually claim that Federer is old and have a semi legitimate excuse LOL
They have been spewing excuses all year. Such is their confidence in their GOAT !
Oh what! You don't think 27-28 is over the hill. You must be some young Nadal fan that does not understand real life like old people that think you are old at age 28 LOL
Perhaps ****s only live to the ripe age of 40 so to them 28yr it is all over, while of course ignoring to all players that maintained high playing levels after said age.
Ah, right, I'm jumping the gun too! I thought it seemed a bit early actually :neutral:
It is a bit sad to see Fed haters flooding the Fed news thread, isn't it?
And yes historically tennis players atleast in the open era drop off quite a bit at the age of 30 but of course Nadal might turn out to be an exception, can't wait to see his performances at the age Fed is now! It's gonna be so exciting.
First and foremost, you should check the Rafa news thread and see the vile that some Fed fans spew on that thread. And weight it on here. It's not even comparable.
Secondly, the posts are not even against Fed but against some of his fans who are Rafa haters. Just sayin' dude.
As he approaches his 30th birthday next Monday on day one of the Rogers Cup in Montreal, 17-time ATP World Tour Masters 1000 champion Roger Federer insists that he has many good years of tennis ahead of him. Federer, who is No. 3 in the South African Airways ATP Rankings behind new World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, said during a telephone press conference Wednesday that he is encouraged by the longevity of past players such as Andre Agassi, who won 15 titles, including two Australian Opens, after turning 30.
“I [have] inspiration [from] guys that played for a very long time, like Andre Agassi, Jimmy Connors, Ken Rosewall, Rod Laver, as it's very inspiring to see what they've been able to do,” said Federer.“People tend to say that after a certain time or when you have kids you can’t win any more. I don't want to say I'm a special case, but I've won so much, I feel like if I put myself in the right position, do all the right things, I'll definitely get a shot again of winning big tournaments.”
Federer, who won his lone 2011 title in the first week of the season in Doha, played down the significance of turning 30. “Birthdays happen. They're part of life. I'm happy I'm getting older. I'd rather be 30 than 20, to be honest. To me it's a nice time.”
A winner of the Rogers Cup in 2004 and ‘06, Federer added. “I’m excited to see how the Canadians are going to celebrate my birthday this time around. Sometimes they start singing 'Happy Birthday' during a match. I'm not going to play on Monday, but you never know if they're going to do something crazy another day.”
Federer, who reached the quarter-finals and final in his past two appearances in Montreal in 2009 and ’07, will play The Rogers Cup and the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, where he is the defending champion, in preparation for the US Open, an event he won five straight times from 2004 to 2008.
“Every time the US Open rolls around, I'm very, very excited,” expressed Federer. “It’s a great feeling coming back to New York. Honestly, I liked it from day one. It was one of those tournaments I right away I fell in love with.”
The 16-time Grand Slam champion last lifted the trophy on Arthur Ashe Stadium three years ago, defeating Andy Murray in straight sets. Though he hasn’t won a Grand Slam title since the 2010 Australian Open, the 16-time major champion believes he has several more opportunities to add to his Grand Slam haul. “My game is in a good place right now and I'm excited to see how I'm going to do at the US Open,” said Federer. “I don't feel it's my last chance, not at all. I see many more chances to come.”
Roger Federer recently turned 30, an age when he may be expected to start winding down. But he’s having none of it. The 16-time Grand Slam champion believes he has many more good years left in him and will start by attempting to win a sixth US Open title.
“My preparation has been good and I'm excited for the tournament to start,” said the Swiss. “Clearly it's always a great event to be a part of. I’ve had success here obviously. It's nice to be back.
“This is my 13th time here, 12th time maybe in the main draw. It's definitely an inspiration seeing guys being around for a long time like Ken Rosewall, Jimmy Connors, Andre Agassi, and then there are tons of other players who were there for a long time.
“I feel my game allows me to still play for many more years because I have a relaxing playing style,” continued the Basel native. “I have almost played a thousand matches on tour and that takes its toll, but I'm very professional when it comes to massages, stretching, diet, sleep, all of that stuff. That's why I'm confident I can still play for many more years to come at the highest of levels.”
At age 30, what is left and next for Roger Federer?
Thanks for posting this Bezs, twas brilliant
Fed will wear a black outfit for RG next year. I think it's kind of weird because during the day it can get hot.
Nice, like Fed in all black!
Olderer trying to stay in touch with today's generation by planking
Me too! Nothing more elegant than all black, grey or navy! Love the monochromatic look.
Yah, every Slam wants Darth Federer... a pity that Wimbledon will never have it!! haha
The scientific reason for Roger's decline.
Fatherhood Decreases Testosterone
The 30-year-old Swiss native will be making his 10th straight appearance in the season finale, where he is a five-time champion. He won successive titles in 2003-04 when the tournament was held in Houston and in 2006-07 in Shanghai. He is the third player to qualify for the season finale for 10 or more consecutive years, joining Ivan Lendl (12) and Pete Sampras (11).
"It feels great to qualify once again," said Federer, who has a 34-7 career record in the season-ending championship. "I had a great week at The O2 last year so I look forward to defending my title. The atmosphere there is incredible."
Roger practicing in Australia.
Awesome! Keep up the hard work Fed.
^ Don't just stand there, Fred. HIT THE BALL !
Very nice video of Fed interacting with fans at australia.
Fed with the Swiss team
Fed and Wawrinka
Federer, Mandela Are World’s Most Respected & Trusted
Take a bow, Feddy take a bow.
Not surprising at all. Fed is not just a beacon of classic sportsmanship but he actually also has a generous and down-to-earth reputation in the world. That may come as a surprise to a certain minority of delusional internetters who are convinced of the opposite. But those are easily explainable:
10% of these detractors are biased, blind fanatics of various players
90% are Nadaltards.
I think Fed's best chance of winning a slam next year will be at RG:lol:. Seems funny but it's the slam that suits him the best nowadays. Problem is that it's Nadal's best slam. :-?
Federer says if he were a kid, he would cheer for Rafa, not for Novak.
Yes. Real Bromance between the two. Roger obviously doesn't feel the same way about their matches as I do.
Anyway, what I found more interesting was that he has not yet said No to monte Carlo. He wants to wait and see how he feels after Miami, and that's why he didn't sign up for it. It seems he leaves the possibility open that he'll apply for a wildcard.
LOL@bromance. If Roger says anything negative about Ralph it would be construed as sour grapes.
He's not thinking about retiring. The Olympics are not the end of it all. There will be other tournaments like Wimbledon, Roland Garros, Basel.
No mentioning of the USO. That is the slam he cares the least to win, AO as well.
Not sure where else to put this, but watch this video for mens razors. I was only shown this by someone who thought it was a cool business idea, I didn't realise it would be even better than expected around 25 seconds in
Yes, like the argy-bargy over the "two-year ranking" suggestion. Or the "season is too long" issue. Somehow, other camps got it all twisted that Fed goes elitist on the issues facing the journeymen ATP members. IMO, that shoe fits the other bro better.
this was great.
i like the failed cutting and bear not catching package best.
Hewitt seems to have some Testosterone reserves
Federer blogging from Paris.
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