I can beat anyone at Roland Garros

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  1. fedtastic

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    Federer says he can beat anyone at Roland Garros if he plays good.

    http://eurosport.yahoo.com/video/22052009/58/nadal-gears-paris.html

    skip to 1:42 to hear it. That's confident talk from Federer considering what happened at the last French Open. Maybe he know something we don't?
    Hmm, That's what I like to hear from the champion, VAMOS king Federer!!!
     
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  2. Sovereignty

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    I rather hear him be confident than say something else. I also agree that if he plays smart and at his top, he has a shot of pulling it off. I personally want to see it just to see the reaction of the tennis world.
     
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  3. R_Federer

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    Well he can easily beat anyone other Nadal. Nadal will be tough but he has every chance at beating him as well. Lets get this Federer!
     
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    he's gonna have to play some serious all-court tennis to do it. i hope he plays well, it'll be good for the sport. his early season wobble post- AO seems over, he's currently cranking up his form.
     
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    He also said,

    "When you play against Rafa the right way, you always get a chance of winning because he lets you play. Kind of guy who mixes aces in each game, you get your chances and but you have to play well & confidently and very strictly as well. Ofcourse its difficult because he moves so much better than a lot of people on clay and he is at an unbelievable level of confidence and hes improved even more over the past few years."
     
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    That is the key word and we will see how he executes on the day. His execution on the day is all that matters.
     
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    Oh God. Fed boasting about himself again. I guess Nadal is going to have to once again humble Fed. That is if Djokovic doesn't do it first. And Fed is not the king. That is Rafa my friend.
     
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  9. icedevil0289

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    oh my goodness roger...:rolleyes:
     
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    Waiting for Veroniquem to jump all over this thread........:D
     
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    i can already see it. Something about being a complete idiot, blah blah blah, but I seriously wish fed did not say this.
     
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    First off:
    I don't really understand the whole Federer fans vs. Nadal fans...

    If you have seen them both in person, you have seen that both are on another planet when compared to the rest of the tour, and that both are REALLY GOOD guys...

    Having said that: How could you not want to see Federer win the French Open?

    He's probably the greatest player ever to pick up a racquet and if he wins the French he will most likely be seen as the GOAT by tennis history.

    Wouldn't you like to be able to say that you saw Federer win the French??

    I always look at it like this: One day, I'll be able to say I saw Sampras/Agassi/Federer and Nadal's whole careers...

    I can't say that for Lendl/Borg/Mac etc.
    Just my 2 cents
     
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    Wow, what an arrogant p***k. He actually thinks he can beat someone. He can't beat anyone. He is the worst person of all time to ever pick up a racquet. He should not be saying things that arent true. all haill king rafa
     
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    federer has the right to be confident, considering he just beat nadal on clay, i believe if he plays as good as he did in madrid, he could give nadal a run for his money. but i still think nadal will embarrass federer again
     
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    For sure, that is why I always have wanted him to win the French more than any other Slam.
     
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    Well Federer spoke similar words before Madrid and what do you know?
    I think if he plays his best, he has a chance to compete with Nadal on clay.
    To say that he can beat anyone at RG is a stretch though.
     
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    ^ Anyone but Nadal though? Yes, considering he has made it to the finals 3 years in a row here!
     
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    This epitomizes how hard it must be to be a Fed Fan. Why he won't let his racquet do the talking is beyond me. For years he's been making these statements regarding Nadal, Djokovic, and Murray and more often than not he's been falling flat. I can't understand why he doesn't get it.

    There's nothing wrong with believing he can win, he should if he's going to be a competitor, but imo, he's ruining his legacy more by making these bold statements that he can't back up.
     
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    He moves better than "a lot of people" on clay? Yeah right. He moves better than everyone on clay, perhaps better than anyone in history.
     
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  20. manny pacquiao P4P king

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    fed should shut up or someones gonna hurt his feelings and make him cry - that someone being Nadal, when he beats him in the final.

    Fed.....its over, your going down.
     
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  21. All-rounder

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    Well federer did have a win over nadal at madrid so that's boosts his confidence and it seems his ego but you can't fault him for what he's saying
     
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    Not really, lol. I've always liked when people speak their mind, and I think that's what fed does. I don't think it really ruins his legacy persay. He was able to back it up in madrid, right? I do agree with you that he should let his racket do the talking and at times I want to strangle him, but it's just his personality. You can't expect everyone to be the same and fed is just the type of person who speaks his mind and some times its stupid and sometimes it works out. I don't think he's completely delusional or anything. He did admit that it would be difficult because nadal is amazing on this surface or something to that degree so I do think's aware that it will be tough. I don't know, some people work differently. Some people need to continuously keep themselves confident and keep telling themselves they can do it.
     
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  23. fps

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    i don't see what he gains from speaking to the press and saying stuff like this. he should put together the body of work that puts him in a position to make it happen. his form's improving, he's an outsider, he should let his results speak for themselves. interviews like this show he's thinking too much about what others think of him and promoting himself.
     
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    You are not welcome in the kindom of King Federer anyways. :).
    Federer is the king of those who love his game and there are countless of those.
    Nadal is the king of clay while Federer is the kING OF TENNIS. :wink:
     
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    How can you speak about it must be to be a Fed fan ?

    Well he JUST DID let his racquet do the talking. But you guys are in denial that madrid ever happened. And some of you folk accuse Fed fans of being in denial !
     
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  26. sh@de

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    Yes! Very good post Sentinel.

    LOL, 50 bucks this thread is gonna be like the 'Fed says he is ready to win Madrid' one, where all the *******s are gonna hijack it and wrench it into bits. Flame wars coming, prepare yourselves!
     
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    Whatever fits in your make believe world.
     
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    oh let them do it. the make-believe world where how nadal does in tournaments reflects on you as a person will remain intact.
     
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    It's technically true, though beating Nadal is the longest shot ever, but just because it is true doesn't mean Fed should say it. Especially after last year's final.

    I don't think this is arrogant but it is very disrespectful to Nadal.
     
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  30. joeri888

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    it's not arrogant, it's confident. He doesn't say he will, he believes he can. If he doesn't, he shouldn't go there.. Nothing to really have a conversation about that's already been talked 2 million times.
     
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    how so? He said that it would be difficult and that you would have to play really well and strictly as well.
     
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    TheTruth, my apologies for overreacting. Yes, it has been tough as a Fed fan but more to see him lose, and UE, and shank, and basically perform under normal. But NOT tough being a fan due to a statement of confidence which you would expect from MOST professionals.

    Granted, there is NO ONE like Rafa in that department -- his understatement and humility. That's his style and only he has it. Most of us Fed fans respect him a lot for that. But this is Fed's style. He speaks what he believes is the what he feels. And what's really wrong with that ?
     
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    I actually agree very much.. Last weekend was the first time since the US Open (or maybe Del Potro at AO) I felt good about his tennis again.. It's not that I'm not supportive if things go wrong, but.. as fluent as his game looks as its on, so effortless it looks as well when things aren't going his way..
     
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    100% agree. Great post!
     
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    What did Federer say that was so wrong?

    He praised Rafa, praised him even more, and more, and then he said if he plays well he can beat anyone. What's so wrong in him believing in himself?
     
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  36. icedevil0289

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    nothing wrong with believing in himself, but it just seems like he's getting carried away with that madrid win, but maybe not. I know he praised rafa and I even mentioned it in response to to thetruth's post, but I still wish he didn't say it.
     
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  37. P_Agony

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    Many times I think Federer should shut his mouth. This is not one of those times.

    He said a similar thing right before Madrid, and guess what? He won the thing. It has been the first time in ages when he talked the talk but also walked the walk.

    He said that if he plays well, he can win, which is true. I still don't understand why you wish he didn't say it. I heard nothing wrong from Roger this time.
     
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    I think he said something like "Rafa will not take any damage from Madrid going into the French Open". You really think Fed is not intelligent enough to realize that winning in RG is going to be much more difficult than winning in Madrid?
     
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  39. P_Agony

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    Not everything is about Nadal!

    Federer said if he plays well he can beat anybody. Last year he got crushed, but he wasn't playing very well either.

    Federer was disrespectful to Nadal? How? By saying how great he is? How improved? How fast? How he moves so well?

    You guys are unbelievable.
     
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    I defended him when he said that he was ready to win madrid and many other times, but in this instance I wish he would let his racket do the talking. I never said it was wrong or arrogant or whatever. I remember last year he said something similar and well he got crushed in the finals. Hey, you know that I would be extremely happy if fed did well and even won this entire thing by defeating rafa.

    ah perhaps I jumped to conclusions here. It's just when it comes to RG and federer, I become very pessimistic. I still have nightmares about last year's final so whenever I see fed say that he can beat anyone if he plays well, I'm just like "oh roger, remember last year" and ofcourse I admit roger was certainly not playing well, but I always flash back to the final. Its great to see roger confident, but hopefully he can bring it on the courts.
     
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    Nope of course not. I think and hope roger knows that it will be extremely difficult and I hope he knows that he will have to play so much better than he did in madrid to have a chance.
     
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    For those of you who are familiar with American Idol judges Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell, it provides a good analogy between Rafa's and Fed's statements. Paula blathers on and on about each contestant with empty praise and says nothing of meaning or value to any of them. The contestant know that, the audience knows that, which is why none of what she says is taken into account when voting. It's meaningless drivel. Conversely, Simon Cowell is frank, to the point and completely honest. The whole point of the show is to wait for Simon's appraisal of the performance. The contestant's all listen and take his suggestions into consideration and the audience more often than not listens to what he says. It is meaningful, he knows what he is talking about. It is incisive and constructive criticism. Those audience members who see Simon's comments as arrogant are essentially uneducated idiots who have no concept of how the world really works. Rafa=Paula Abdul, Fed=Simon Cowell.

    The really dumb ones here won't even understand the analogy, but that's ok, it wasn't meant for them. :)
     
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    The real dumb ones won't understand just like the smart ones won't.
     
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    lol I completely agree with the Idol judges...though not sure about Rafa being Paula and Fed being Simon but gotta give you an A+ for proving your point.
     
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    What, you guys don't believe the future GOAT can beat anyone if he plays his A game ? :D
     
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    If you had half a brain you'd understand that Federer says if he plays well he CAN beat anyone.

    Hello? If he plays WELL. with WELL and CAN being the key words here. If he plays well he no doubt can beat any player in the world. I think most people agree with that assessment also. And when he says he "can" beat any player he's not saying he WILL. He's saying he has the opportunity. Whether he takes it or not that's the question. If he starts the FO and loses by playing poorly... then that doesn't go against what he said now is it?
     
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    Alright, guys, lets enjoy the games, not the words.

    BTW, where can we watch the matchs live online??? They don't cover it in Australia where TVs flooded with deformed football ball (team boxing LOL). Thanks a lot
     
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  48. bolo

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    Sure he can beat nadal, if you can call a 1 in 10 chance of winning a beating. :)
     
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    another pointless thread. time to go bbq!
     
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    How stupid can those guy be?They say at the end of the video that Nadal has a bye in the first round.lol.He plays against a brazilian qualifier so he has to be on court and play a bit
     
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