federer's hair cut

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  1. lendl lives

    lendl lives Semi-Pro

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    federer is my favorite player. though my game is more similar to safins; my next favorite player.

    i often watch tape of federer's matches. i've watched the AO safin final about 5 times. it seems that there was something different about him. his mannerisms at times could be characterized as feminen. the way he tossed his hair, slumped his shoulders, and leaned his head back. he looked a bit like a prince. now contrast that with tape i have of him when he had his hair slicked back. mind you i don't have much of this old stuff left, but federer looks like a different guy, tougher; meaner more intimidating....his shoulders are are up and he's got that tough guy strutt going.

    my vote is for fed to go back to his old hair style. a guy like safin feeds on any sign of weakness. my guess is fed would have pulled out that match point with the old hair style.

    anyone remember in psych 101 those studies that showed people behaved the way the were dressed/looked????
     
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  2. Marius_Hancu

    Marius_Hancu G.O.A.T.

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    should post this to his site he might listen to you:)
     
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  3. kobun

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    ding ding ding! you got it.

    Exactly why he will be #2.
     
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  4. Pushmaster

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    It looks like he's sporting a shorter hairstyle these days, gone is the ponytail, but the bandana remains. I find him somewhat annoying with all that feminin primping and preening he does with his hair and those head movements inbetween points, but he certainly is a joy to watch once the points get started.
     
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  5. lendl lives

    lendl lives Semi-Pro

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    i wonder if fed notices this. i posted on his site a while ago. it doesn't look like he responds to questions much.
     
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  6. lendl lives

    lendl lives Semi-Pro

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    have you seen the way safin stares down people at the handshake. i saw this one pic of him mad dogging agassi at the handshake.
     
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  7. VashTheStampede

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    I noticed it too. He's constantly stroking his hair while walking in between points. I like this look better, but only if he stops stroking his hair like that.
     
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  8. Superior_Forehand

    Superior_Forehand Rookie

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    I think his new hair looks cool with the bandana
     
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  9. ragnaROK

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    Personally I preferred the old hairstyle on him. I thought it fit his personality better. This rough cut ruggedness now just ain't working for him.
     
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  10. VamosRafa

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    The new cut is great for him. He should stick with it.

    At the Houston Masters I asked him about it, and he even said he may go shorter. Which I don't think would be a great move. In any event here's our discussion on it:

    Full interview:

    http://www.asapsports.com/tennis/2004houston/111504RF.html
     
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  11. hyperwarrior

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    you're a journalist?
     
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  12. VamosRafa

    VamosRafa Hall of Fame

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    At times.

    I mainly work as a lawyer, and do the Nadal site. But I also do a bit of tennis writing.

    And I have a good recall of the questions I am able to ask of players. :)
     
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  13. aj_m2009

    aj_m2009 Professional

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    No he shouldn't. IMO it looks like crap, I absolutely hate it. To me he looks a lot better with his hair back.
     
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  14. VamosRafa

    VamosRafa Hall of Fame

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    Then tell him. That's what I would do.
     
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  15. aj_m2009

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    Whatever, I guess I could.

    **Where on earth am I supposed to tell him? I am looking at his message board and it really has nowhere to post it.**
     
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  16. VamosRafa

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    His board is the way to go, certainly.

    I will see him at IW, and I would pass on your message except I don't agree with it, or want to ask him about it.

    But perhaps others will. :)
     
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  17. aj_m2009

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    But where on his board? There is no place to post comments that don't have to do with his site. And you can still tell him what I said just tell him that you don't agree with it though. You know what, tell him to come to the board so he can see what people are saying about his hair. And then we can put on the one thread about pros coming to the board that pros do come here. A pro anyway.
     
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