Federer says he's sorry to hear Nadal won't play Wimbledon

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  1. dh003i

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    http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/feedarticle/8568580

    regarding starting on center court, Federer says:



    A neat idea would be for the players to wear wrist-bands for Nadal.
     
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  2. mzzmuaa

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    Yea sure, wrist bands for Nadal.
    This isn't one of your homosexual/valley girl programs like Grey's Anatomy. This is tennis and players compete to win. No other player is worse off because Nadal is out of the draw.
     
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  3. malakas

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    I feel bad for Federer.He isn't even given the chance to get his revenge :(


    :p
     
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  4. bizarre_opinion

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    wrist bands, why? you guys are acting like someone's died.
     
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  5. mandy01

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    thanks for posting the article.Rog said it perfectly.
     
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    Grey's Anatomy. I hate that show. House is infinitely a superior show in every facet.
     
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  7. zagor

    zagor Talk Tennis Guru

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    Such breathtaking arrogance :).

    Joking aside,nice words from Fed,I always felt that the respect between him and Nadal is genuine(just my impression).
     
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  8. BigServer1

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    Man, what an arrogant ass...How dare he say that last years final was a great match, and how dare he say that Rafa is his main rival.

    So arrogant.
     
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  9. Cesc Fabregas

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    Good interview from Federer.
     
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  10. dh003i

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    I've seen that on several occasions in various sports when a player has an injury.
     
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  11. shawn1122

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    Federer is such a ******.

    How can he say he doesn't deserve to open the tourny?

    How full of himself can this guy get?
     
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  12. mandy01

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    Thanks for showing me the light guys..Roger is again being an arrogant diva :roll: :lol:
     
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  13. zagor

    zagor Talk Tennis Guru

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    Yet again he showes us his true colours,it remains one of the biggest mysteries in tennis(and sports in general) how so many players on tour(like 90%)can like this guy.
     
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  14. R.Federer

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    hahah sarcastic fools roger is a gentlemen as always aboout nadal gd read
     
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  15. ferb55

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    I am still wearing my Tom Brady wristband from last year. I hope he comes back and the Patriots are great again.

    Colts fan.
    Ferb
     
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  16. joeri888

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    Can't believe he thinks he has the right to talk about Rafa like that. Federer is an arrogant has-been living in the past. He shouldn't be allowed to talk about/to/play with our hero.
     
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  17. [osu]ilovecows

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    Yeah, in team sports, where the person's teammates are wearing them. Why the hell is an opponent gonna wear a wristband to commemorate an opponent's injury? That's retarded.
     
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  18. TheNatural

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    Dr Federer should now calls Nadal to thank him and his injuries for Madrid, Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the world #1 spot.
     
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  19. maximo

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    Federer is soo fake, he's obviously deep inside full of delight.
     
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  20. jamesblakefan#1

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    Wristbands for Nadal? How about everybody wears pink capri pants, buttpicks, and takes 45 seconds between points, in tribute to Nadal? That would be better.
     
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  21. rommil

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    How about the players pick their butts before they serve to commemorate Nadal's absence? All the drama that Nadal generated with his knees injury was ridiculous and people over reacting to his withdawal is becoming almost equally horrendous.
     
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  22. mandy01

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    Sure,because you set up the priorities for him :roll:
     
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  23. zagor

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    LOL,hilarious as usual Tennisplaya.
     
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  24. mandy01

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    Wrong again.A player at Roger's status wants to beat his top rival..thats why he is where he is and you are not.Thats why he's successful.
     
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  25. malakas

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    roflmao hahaha :mrgreen:
     
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  26. mandy01

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    I do feel sorry for Nadal but I feel no remorse for his fans because they were trashing Roger when he was ill or injured last year.And I agree,the drama is horrendous esp.due to the double standards I've seen here.
     
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  27. Cesc Fabregas

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    Not really he said he liked it better when he didn't have a rival.
     
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    Dude, you ripped off my joke! :D

     
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  29. zagor

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    That is definitely true,my feelings exactly.They ask for sympathy now but they gave Fed none,instead they were ridiculing him non stop how he's old,he's done,he should retire etc.
     
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  30. shawn1122

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    That's not what he said in this interview. Are you going to prove to us that you know him better than he knows himself?
     
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  31. joeri888

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    A top sportsman wants to win Every match. If Fed had a 20-0 h2h against Rafa and was still no. 1 in the world, that's what he'd prefer no? And we wouldn't really call it rivalry either.
     
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  32. mandy01

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    obviously, but that dosent mean he's a chicken not ready to face Nadal.I'd be lying if I said I did not like my life easy and smooth always.Same goes for Roger.Its human nature.
     
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  33. Cesc Fabregas

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    Not this interview in another interview a few months ago.
     
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  34. mandy01

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    true that.i was especially shocked when people accused him of faking illness or injury.
     
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  35. CountryHillbilly

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    HAHA, nice thread, don't let it die.
     
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  36. TheNatural

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    After his previous arrogant diagnosis of Nadal, Dr Federer would have looked stupid if he didn't finally say something decent this time.
     
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  37. babbette

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    Thanks Roger.

    Now you can trot to the final with huge grin and evil laughter. Just kidding. :mrgreen:
     
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  38. zagor

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    Yup,that was a bit low.But what goes around comes around.
     
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  39. rommil

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    If Federer said nothing, he will be criticized. Now that he did, he is being disingenuous. Either way, Nadal's injury is a result of his actions and decisions. I will be brutally honest and say Rafa got a bit too greedy and pushed himself too far. His body has been giving him signs of breaking down and he chose to go on full force. His spirit is admirable but Nadal has been on new situations lately and he's not handling it well.
     
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  40. rommil

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    You should get a patent next time lol....
     
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  41. MAX PLY

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    I am not sure what else Federer should have said. What he did say was very classy. Contrast what Roger said to what Serena Williams said at the end of the article if you want to see what a classless person would say.
     
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  42. Completely disagree. Me personally, I like to work hard, and when I'm competing I LIKE going up against the best. I've gone up against people who were no good in various areas, and it's just not fun to win that way. The victories you remember the most and the ones you get the most out of are the hard fought ones against the best people. Anything less is completely hollow.
     
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  43. mandy01

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    Not all individuals can think alike and there's nothing wrong in thinking either way..what matters is not that but ultimately your drive to do well even in adversities and I think Roger has proven that regardless of what Nadal or Sampras fanatics claim.
     
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  44. Cesc Fabregas

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    Put it this way you feel more satisified after you pass a difficult exam rather than a easy one.
     
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  45. mandy01

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    I feel satisfied either way :lol:
    Roger has said he loves to fight....so he could've meant it but not in the sense that he isnt ready for adversities or dosent feel satisfied after going through them or that he's better off not striving to overcome them.
    Also,I do get a feeling Roger was being slightly sarcastic since he's also said on numerous occasions that he likes to play Nadal due the the kind of matches they have produced.
     
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  46. rommil

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    Sounds fair. Yet the tennis world goes on with or without Nadal or whoever fails to stay healthy and stay in the competition. There ARE plenty other equally hard working pros out there that deserve the accolades and the best player will hoist the trophy on the second Sunday at Wimbledon. That best player I can surely say will not be Nadal.
     
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  47. truthorbust

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    I find it hard to really believe he is missing Rafa . Its politically correct of course to say this what he is sayinng but we all know how little he loves to play Rafa at the Slams.
     
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  48. rommil

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    Nadal is not necessarily the parameter for a hard test. Tennis is a game of momentum and match ups. You can't take you opponent for granted or else that mistake will cost you. See 4th round match at the French....
     
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  49. icedevil0289

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    I agree!! Although I do like grey's antomy as well. Anyways, yet again another pathetic interview from the arrogant/classless federer.
     
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  50. sureshs

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    Or to pick their butt in his honor
     
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