Federer's South American Exhibition Tour - General Discussion Thread

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  1. Ico

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    At $2,000,000 a match, Federer will pocket $12,000,000 in ten days. :shock:

    Full schedule with links to the livestreams/replays (Federer matches only):

    December 6
    Full replay: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_profilepage&v=revcnhT9kFM
    Roger Federer vs. Thomaz Bellucci

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    December 7 (No Federer)
    Maria Sharapova vs. Caroline Wozniacki
    Thomaz Bellucci vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

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    December 8
    Full replay: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_profilepage&v=z3QhjP610rY#t=0s
    Roger Federer vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

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    December 9
    Full replay: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_profilepage&v=VxWQnDvReBw
    Roger Federer vs. Tommy Haas

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    December 12-13
    No replay! :(: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_profilepage&v=CUJFEdS_1us
    Full replay: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_profilepage&v=gI-LGmorTXU
    Roger Federer vs. Juan Martin Del Potro (@6:30 PM EST)

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    December 15
    LIVE STREAM: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_profilepage&v=lLH6MS9lmyE
    Roger Federer vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (@6 PM EST)
     
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  3. Agassifan

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    Disgusting amount of money, but he is the GOAT, so
     
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    Just keep telling yourself, "The tennis season is too long. The players need more time off to rest. The tennis season is too long. The players need more time off to rest. The tennis season is too long. The players need more time off to rest."
     
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    This is just the same as practise. All the top players have vacationed already and are in pre-season training.

    Im sure they are combining this $$$ trip with intense training. Its great for the players and the fans, who would never normally see Federer/Sererna etc live.

    Anyway the off season debate has been done ad nausem, so I'll say no more on it.

    Im looking forward to Saturday's matches, hope they dont goof around too much though.
     
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    Seriously? Can I have a source please?
     
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  9. Ico

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    Don't worry about it. :)
    As to the previous request for proof, here's the article I took the $2,000,000/match figure from. Tweets and other less-reputable websites back up this crazy figure.
     
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    At least in the GOAT's defense, he doesn't complain much about this. His rivals do.
     
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    LOL, since when has Peng-Shuai EVER been considered a 'glamour girl'.

    And Lol, so Federer will pocket in 6 mathces over 10 days the same amount Djoker amassed in prize money this year - INSANE!
     
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  12. joeri888

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    The money is for his foundation
     
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    At last he will be able to afford adopting me!
     
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    That is what they are paying him, I'm from argentina, the tickets are really expensive, starting at 100 dollars and up to 400. Most of the money was put by sponsors anyway, cellphone companies supermarkets, etc that give away the tickets to their customers. There was supposed to be only one match here but the cheapest tickets were sold in minutes so they added the second day. Wanted to go but too expensive and impossible to get the cheap tickets.
     
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  15. Towser83

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    I might watch the Delpo and Tsonga matches. Great that they're being streamed though not sure if Federer should be playing instead of taking a rest..
     
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  16. Ico

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    I don't think these matches are going to take much out of him. Plus, no way any sane person would pass up that kind of money.
     
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  17. smoledman

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    Fed will play a death match against Del Potro.
     
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  18. Ico

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    Players have come out. Use the livestream at the top for 1080p goodness.
     
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  19. W.P. Mayhew

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    Holy exhibition forehands, batman!
     
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  20. forzamilan90

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    below their names and scoreline...it says Federer Tour, how arrogant
     
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    Yes indeed how arrogant.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Was Belucci breaking serve part of the script?
     
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  23. forzamilan90

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    idk but is Federer smiling during points part of the script too ?
     
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    What racquet is Bellucci using?
     
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  25. InspectorRacquet

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    Kinda makes me wonder how much of the exhibition is "scripted."

    On another note, Bellucci's not a bad player at all. I only knew he took many a top player to three sets in the past couple years, but he's pretty good.
     
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    Not much of an exhibition match, is it?

    Anyway, Federer is currently at 1,54 to win the match. Normally I would take it straight away but who knows since it's an exho?
     
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    Looks like the new steam paintjob.
     
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    What a pass from Roger!
     
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    The yellow Adidas top is not their best work. Yeesh.
     
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    LoL, haven't ever seen Federer broken so easily before.
     
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  31. Ico

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    Haha I think Federer wants to lose this thing already.
    Ok Bellucci takes it 6-4 in the third. Just as he should at an exo in Brazil.
     
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  32. InvisibleSoul

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    What emotion at saving match point! LoL
     
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  33. InvisibleSoul

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    What a huuuuuge upset! Federer is washed up! He's done! He should retire!
     
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  34. WeeDiM

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    Federer really looked like he was tanking it. At least he was having fun.
     
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  35. forzamilan90

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    the **** did my last post get deleted?
     
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  37. Ico

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    Hah you nailed it.
    On a somewhat related note, does anyone else have the new YouTube UI? Damn it is really quite awful with all that ridiculous white space.
     
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  38. Towser83

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    I'm the post detective :)

    I noticed that about youtube, yeah terrible..
     
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  39. smoledman

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    Fed you sly dog, give the fans 3 sets and allow the local guy to squeak the win. :))))
     
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  40. corners

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    Not sure why Fed is doing this exos. He just complained to the press that he didn't have any time to practice and little with his family this year due to so many tournaments played. And then he wastes a week on these exos. He looked bored against Belucci. Can't see the value here for him.
     
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  42. Ico

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    Federer just received more money for playing a tennis match than most people make on their lives. I found the value for him.
     
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  43. corners

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    Yeah, the money, but he has enough for ten, twenty lifetimes already. I'd be surprised if that was big motivation for him at this point.
     
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    I can't believe promising Bellucci needed three sets to dispose of overrated Federer. Thomaz better pull himself together for the Australian.
     
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  45. Towser83

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    haha that's alright man
     
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    Someone forgot the switzerland tax man was there too for his cut

    rates include Federal Tax, Cantonal Tax, Communal Tax and Church Tax

    Basel-Land 40.78%

    What Church did you say he went too ?
     
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  47. smoledman

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    Fed is treating these exos as training.
     
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    You bring up a valid point. It would be nice to see a few seats left for the ticket counter.
     
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  50. Colin

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    --Free trip to South America, and a chance to convert more fans (not that he doesn't have enough)
    --These exhos are pretty much practice to Fed; he seems to not take them very seriously
    --12 million bucks for a glorified vacation. Hard for even multimillionaires to pass up (for their foundations)
     
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