Federer SEE Post-Loss Interview

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  1. dirkgnuf

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    ESPN has it up for those interested.

    Interesting about the body language and stuff. Federer definitely seems to have some wetness near his eyes, and he has a pretty fierce and angry look at the beginning.

    http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=4041965
     
  2. JuliusWinto

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    Definitely crying.
     
  3. RCizzle65

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  4. dextor

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    Umm no, he was just sweating from the match...unless you mean it metaphorically.

    OP: He definitely seemed really pissed. A lot of angry sarcastic comments that isn't really reflected well in the scripted pdf file.

    I'm disappointed he didn't congratulate Novak for the win, in fact he said Novak played horribly, and he himself gave the match away and played worse. I mean, it's actually true, as most people who saw the match can agree, but not too cool. He should have instead said "the conditions were tough for both of us, we both weren't playing well, but he handled it a lot better than I did and came out on top".
    Overall, bad interview.
     
  5. tenniscool

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    I also think he looked like he was crying
     
  6. icedevil0289

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    He did mention something about the conditions being the same for both players, but overall I agree with you. Bad interview.
     
  7. rubberduckies

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    Just the typical arrogant post-loss interview from Fed.

    Any transcript available because it's pretty hard to hear the questions being asked.
     
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    Q: Did you think he managed the wind better than you did?

    RF: Well I guess so. The results show it. Yeah.
     
  9. rubberduckies

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    Did you hear his tone?

    Also, he nearly loses it at 1:40 left, almost goes into crybaby mode.

    It's good that he's happy to leave HC and move onto the clay. He plays his best tennis on clay. Nadal also plays his best tennis on clay. When Roger's best goes up against Rafa's best, the result is 1-9 and 6-1,6-3,6-0.
     
  10. icedevil0289

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    lmao
    10 char
     
  11. BorisBeckerFan

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    It's getting harder and harder for me to like Federer. I haven't warmed up to Nadal either. Man It's a tough time for me to watch tennis.
     
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    Maybe you're thinking of a different Roger Federer?
     
  14. caulcano

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    I hope Federer doesn't make a habit of crying/wet eyes after every loss.
     
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    oh dear Fed is showing a bad loser quality, not a good look really. ~Losing is not easy i understand that but showing that kind of snappy attitude will not in the nedia win you any great comments, it may in fact undo all the his a great sport post and all that. Its not good, its not the media's fault he lost. Any ways i'm sure he is glad to move on to clay but the problem is not the surface but his tennis and that he carries with him everyday.
     
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    It's always All About Him.
     
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    My god! Yeah, he is like a little girl.
    So pathetic. Just a sore looser.
    And it really bothers me - for god's sake, you lost, so what? At least be man enough to admit it and congratulate your opponent, take it like a man, do not act like a little b..ch.
     
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    Bad and pathetic interview. No credit to Djokovic at all.
     
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    ^^^ Yeah just like Djokovic's interview after losing to Roddick!
     
  20. Richie Rich

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    sounds like a serena post match conference
     
  21. rubberduckies

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    EXACTLY!

    Roger is definitely the Serena Williams of the ATP.
    Unfortunately, people will still blindly defend this type of behavior when it comes from Roger.
     
  22. nikdom

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    I don't know what you people expect here on these boards. I think your inherent biases and dislikes just bubble up in the form of some inane grievance or other against certain players.

    Imagine yourself in his shoes. You just lost a match badly in front of all these people. Nothing you tried was working. You lost your temper being the perfectionist you are and the demands you make of yourself on court. Now imagine having to go out and answer a bunch of questions from people that are looking for the most interesting sound bite and will ask you pointed questions to elicit a response that will generate controversy. How would you feel? Pretty pissy I would guess!

    Yes, obviously things are different for anyone when they lose vs when they are winning. Especially when someone goes from winning everything in sight to hardly winning anything. Even the normally self-effacing Rafa seemed slightly sour-grapish in his interview after the Del Potro match. What do you expect from these guys? They are human beings like you and me.
     
  23. RalphNYC

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    But you have to admit, Fed is having a very very tough time dealing with his decline. He's smashing his racquet and crying after he loses - it's not good. And I'm a fan.
     
  24. rubberduckies

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    ^^^ I completely agree. It must be extremely tough. But I don't see anybody rushing to Serena's defense when she makes these comments or anybody rushing to Djoker's even though he almost certainly has some type of breathing condition. I just want the same standards applied to everybody, and I feel that for too long Federer has been given a pass while it's fair game to bash other players.
     
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    Don't bash anyone! ... and don't tolerate anyone bashing anyone. There is no bashing police around so do the right thing yourself!
     
  26. dirkgnuf

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    It's hard to rush to a player's defense when the player(Serena) clearly does not have tennis as her number one priority, is notable for her ungracious post-match interviews when she loses, which can be expected just about every time she loses a match. How does one get behind a player who looks as listless as Serena sometimes? Same thing with Djokovic, and his health issues and numerous trainer problems, which he has even admitted on one occasion, he did so to disrupt his opponent's rhythm.

    Federer was clearly frustrated with himself, and nearly all observers agreed that both players played a sloppy match. He's in a bad mood, give him a break. Sampras and Agassi, had plenty of these type of interviews after losses. No big deal. Federer may be held at a different standard than Serena or Djokovic because this is a guy who has retired from only one match in his entire career I believe, doesn't delay play time, and makes his tennis career his first priority.
     
  27. stormholloway

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    You're kind of... pathetic. Something tells me you get genuine pleasure when Roger Federer loses a tennis match.
     
  28. gj011

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    What a biased post. Sure, give Federer a break, but bash Serena and Djokovic all you want. :roll:

    Anyway, bolded statement is not true. Djokovic never said anything like that. Some haters here intentionally misquoted and misinterpreted what he said and now we have some new haters who are quoting something that is not true as common fact.
     
  29. gj011

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    No. Djokovic interview after loss to Roddick was much better. This one is just bad.
     
  30. Safinator_1

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    Yes i agree Fed seemed really frustrated at the interview but i don't think he was crying it seemed more like the sweat to me
     
  31. rubberduckies

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    After the Australian Open final, I made numerous extremely gracious posts about how Federer is a great champion and will get back on his feet. I in no way tried to rub it in to anybody. In fact, I did the complete opposite. However, it is just impossible to remain a neutral Nadal fan when within minutes of the final there were 20+ threads created about how Fed lost the match and Nadal did nothing to win it or about how Nadal is a talentless pusher. Don't pretend that this forum is equally divided between Federer and Nadal fans. When Nadal lost in Miami there were a couple of threads. When Federer lost, 10 threads popped up offering excuses, criticizing the very existence of the tournament, etc.

    My Fed/Nad posts center around two things: I want people to respect Nadal and acknowledge his talent, and I feel that Fed is a poor sport. If you disagree, fine, but don't bash me just because I'm not shying from expressing my viewpoint.
     
  32. djsiva

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    Like I said Fed has IQ of 50. He acts like a twelve year old. Just like the twelve year old moderator who keeps deleting my posts.

    Don't worry I buy my strings and rackets now from Mid West and Holy Bird. Better service. Better prices.
     
  33. ronalditop

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    this troll is desperately asking to be banned.
     
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    Wait he says he had 5 coaches over 2 years,
    Is this true?
    Its more like 2 over 5...
     
  35. Ronny

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    he looks liek hes crying and pretty pissed that he lsot it....i still feel that hes being an a-hole for not congradulating novak on the win
     
  36. gj011

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    Very nice, true and accurate post. I felt the same way when I joined here and had to read miles and miles of Novak's and even Tipsarevic's bashing when they dared to play good and god forbid beat his tennis highness.
     
  37. stormholloway

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    Fair enough.
     
  38. CyBorg

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    I'd be pissed too. He's in a bind.
     
  39. mentalcase

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    Agree. Fed's constant crying is kind of disturbing. He comes off very emotionally immature.
     
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    EEK!!!!! Sounds like RF.com in this thread. My opinion? If he keeps acting like this his image is going to be tarnished. Nobody likes to talk about how a great player/gentleman became a jerk at the end of his career.:)
     
  41. nikdom

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    Let me tackle these one by one-
    "Constant Crying" - I don't think you understand what this means. You wouldn't know unless you were around a week old baby. Shedding tears of joy or relief or stress after a momentous event like playing a Slam final or getting awarded a trophy from a man you've admired all your life is not "constant crying".

    "Disturbing" - If you're a self-proclaimed mentalcase, sure, someone expressing their emotions can be disturbing to you.

    "Emotionally Immature" - What you saw at the AO is just called being "emotional", not emotionally immature. All sorts of athletes have cried on the field of play, even 300 lb linebackers. The only immaturity is from the repressed people that think men crying is somehow wrong.

    I do detect some self-pity in Roger's tone and demeanour after losing and that's bad for him if he wants to rebound. But crying after a win/loss, that's no problem to me - it just shows someone is emotional, that's all. Nothing wrong with that.
     
  42. plain jane

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    I think it is pretty clear that it was sweat and that he was not crying. He was in a foul mood, cant really blame the guy. There really are too many children posting immature comments in this forum.
     
  43. Patrick_St

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    I agree. It was clearly sweat, and the other statement you made is correct as well.
     
  44. gj011

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    Sure, he was sweating only around his eyes. :roll:
     
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    Someone get this man an air conditioned room for god sakes. He's sweating not crying.
     
  46. VashTheStampede

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    Yeah, he's obviously upset because there's no air conditioner.

    I'm no Fed hater and seriously couldn't care less if he cries or not. It's just how he reacts to tough losses. Even if his "tears" happened to be sweat after all, you can easily tell by his tone, facial expression, and verbal comments that he's really agitated or on the verge of crying.
     
  47. fastdunn

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    Generally speaking, Nadal and Murray handle interviews very wisely. Federer last 2 years has not handled them 100% wisely. Djokovic also makes some unwise comments here and there. Federer, a player with such a elevated status, is better off with very boring interviews.
     
  48. nikdom

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    Better than breathing problems when down a set and a break. ;)
     
  49. gj011

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    Or even worse when up a set and a break.
     
  50. emerckx53

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    Well said.
     

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