Is there anyone here that does not like Federer..?

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  1. FedSampras

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    Federer is a magnificent player and a great champion. He is highly revered by his peers because of his good sportmanship, friendly attitude and never let his tremendous success get into his head.

    As a person, he is decent goodlooking and sexy ( to many women fans) and is widely known as one of the most humble and likable sport champions the world have ever seen. He is a champion in giving back to the sport of tennis as well as the fans. He is also involved in numerous charities all over the world.
     
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  2. zapvor

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    yea i am a Federer fan :) you should start a poll and tally it up with exact numbers
     
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  3. Morrissey

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    There are but that would be considered trolling. Also I think the Fed police would rip them all just for not liking him.
     
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  4. boojay

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    hard not to like the best. why do you think Jordan was so popular?
     
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    Federer seems nice...

    From what I have seen over the past four and a half years, he seems like a nice guy.
     
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    no i dont like federer....he's nice, he's humble, he's friendly, he's got a nice sense of humor, he's good at tennis, he's the 21st century version of sampras but a little better in some areas, his serve is faulty, ....

    just kiddding...

    how can a tennis fan not like federer?? :)
     
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  7. zapvor

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    its not just that he is the best. him as a tennis player and a person as a whole is just likeable to me. you dont see him raping girls at colorado hotels, buying bling bling necklaces, tattoos, divorces, none of the athelete celebrity scandals that you so often hear with high profile sports stars. he isnt married to some supermodel, singer,etc but is with a fairly down to earth girl as far as we know. sure he drives nice cars and wears rolex but he deserves it. and he is swiss. they are good people as far as history is concerned. he also does so much charity, also he threw a pizza party for the ballboys at Basel last year i believe. he is someone i admire. oh and thats not mentioning his tennis game.
     
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    OMFGROTFLMAO x 10000!!!!
     
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  9. zapvor

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    lol what? its a Kobe reference
     
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    I know, I think I used it in different thread last week.

    Classic!
     
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  12. zapvor

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    oh snap. hahhaa high5! classic indeed.
     
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  13. Heavy Metal Tennis Star

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    HEY MAN!, tattoos are cool.
     
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    Roger Federer, the best there was, the best there is, the best there will ever be. I am always honored, to watch you courtside every september in new york.
     
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  15. zapvor

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    they can be. my post made it sound negative. i am not sure why i did that....
     
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  16. Heavy Metal Tennis Star

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    yeah, i love my tats, i have one done in the tattoo parlor of vince neil, the singer of motley crue.
     
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  17. zapvor

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    oh snap. where at? you should make that your avatar or something
     
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  18. Heavy Metal Tennis Star

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    yeah, but i think my avatar is the best now haha. plus i dont like people ripping on my ink, nothing special, just a tat in the arm of a flying v bass guitar.
     
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  19. Fedace

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    Federer is just too BOOOOOring. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz
     
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    haha true a lot of people would diss it for all sorts of reasons. cool beans.
     
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  21. pound cat

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    From what I've seen on this board, everyone likes Roger, as well as liking Rafa, & Sharapova. Such a happy, loving bunch of posters.
     
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    I think I speak for most Americans when I say that we do like Roger. Even though he prevented our best guy from collecting two Wimby titles. He was very gracious in victory on both occasions.
     
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    Federer has just been nominated for the Nobel Prize in medicine. But instead of taking the money, he will donate it to charity.
     
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    I love him as a player, and as a professional, but I hate the guy.
    For the same reason I hate Schumacher: I can't stand a person winning all the time.

    Of course, I also hated Nadal on clay, but only when he didn't face Federer.

    Federer vs. Nadal on clay? It's a tough... but at least, Nadal prevents Federer from winning everything.

    I love the way he plays, but for god's sake! Start losing more! :D
     
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  25. erik_PS95

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    Do you guys think Federer would be this good had he lived in the Sampras, Agassi, Becker Era? Late 80's Early 90s? I think what makes Federer good is his weak competition, except for Nadal.
     
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    I fully endorse your opinion.

    If a 1-dimensional player such as Nadal (in Federer's own view) can spank him time and again, you would have to rate the chances of Sampras & Agassi way higher!

     
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  27. Baghdatis72

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    Rofl :lol:

    Spread the love.
     
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    I like his fantastic tennis but I don't like him as a person, he is too cocky.
     
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    I'd like to echo Dan's words. I like his tennis (though I don't think it's the best I've ever seen) but dislike the person.

     
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    Federer was my favorite player aside from Agassi, and that was true before 2004.

    That said, it's really easy to be the fan of the frontrunner. It means that you don't have to work as hard in understanding the other 100 players in the game.
     
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  31. edmondsm

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    The only reason to hate Fed is because he is abusing your favorite player.
     
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  32. ACE of Hearts

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    Fed would have the same success he has had if he played in the 90s.Your a hater if u dont think so.His weapons would be too much for those type of players.He would have the same amount of GSs that Pete collected.The 90s had alot of clowns as well.
     
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    I like him. Great player. Great presence. down to earth and unimposing. I like his court ethics and attitude. He brings a lot of grace and honor back to the sport. Plus that old style all-courter play is nice!

    I hope he Wins FO, WIM & USOPEN!!!
     
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    I don't like or dislike Federer. Certainly he is a great player, and headed towards all time great if judging from what's done thus far and could do, but I would always prefer to watch another player than him, and I think he's rather ugly in a Neanderthalish way: heavy brow, jutting jaw...often looks like he doesn't have any teeth because of a certain expression on his face.
     
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  35. clymb420

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    Roger would be as competitive with that goup as anyone else in history. He has a leg up on the group of greats because he is an overall more powerful cat than anyone in that group. He bangs with and dominates all the modern players who have these power games only afforded to them by their equipment, but with the finesse and touch of a classic all-courter. He's the only guy still playing the same game as all the greats...the beautifully elegant game of "tennis". Even Nadal plays a game only afforded to him by his racquet technology. The only guys that could really compete with Federer on the court day in and day out are from an even earlier era, like McEnroe, Edberg, Lendl, Sampras, Becker, Smith, Bjorg, Big Bill, Nastase and Laver. I don't even know if I'd put Agassi in there...the combination of the huge racquet, 2-hand backhand, and lack of net skills may preclude him from the "great" group.
     
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    It makes me soooo sad to know that our best guy is Roddick, who will go down in history as a Spinks/Holmes like champion, a poser who was around at just the right time to get a championship, in between a time when one group of greats was in decline and another group of new dominant players was on the rise.

    Federer and Nadal, and perhaps eventually one of these talented youngsters, will develop into one of the great match-ups of all-time, and Roddick will be a guy who pushes 'em to a fourth set every once in a while. Hewitt is the same way. Hewitt = Spinks while Roddick = Holmes. Only left to fight on the undercard for the rest of their careers.
     
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  37. forzainter

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    i am not a big fan of federer on court, i would say even that i dont like him on court. But off court i find him to be a very nice and outgoing person, at least he seems that way on tv
     
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    Federer is an alright guy. I just don't find his game that interesting. I prefer Nadal's style.
     
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  39. cujays

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    he is too good
    i like roddick
     
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    i hope so too.
     
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    i find it funny that people have a problem with him because he's TOO perfect.

    the world needs heroes, you know
     
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    The history books aren't done being written yet, lamo. Andy will always get every player's best shot, because beating the guy with the biggest serve will always be some sort of feat. That's a lot of pressure on him everytime he steps on a court, and you can sense his opponents are always fired up. He doesn't seem to have the advantage of intimidating opponents into poor play the way Nadal and Federer do. If Andy ever wins Wimbledon you will be back on the bandwagon, you know it.
     
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    my thoughts exactly, on another note I read tennis players are the most giving out of all the athletes even when the amount they make is no where near that amount that basketball, baseball, football players make.

    Federer would be my second fav player behind Roddick... people hate how he acts on court but I think its hilarious as well as his post match interviews.
     
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    Right! And the medicine he invented would be used to treat mental cases like you
     
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    History books are written as everyday (every slam) passes. What would yesterday be considered, oh, maybe...history! Call me a lamo, then make excuses for your TigerBeat dreamlover Roddick...nice post. This board needs less teenage posters subscribing to it.

    Ohh, wahhhh! Roddick gets everybody's best shot, and then he has to overcome sooo much pressure, and it makes it sooo hard for him to intimidate other athletes like a truly great athlete does!!! Boo-hoo for Andy! Every excuse in your statement above is exactly why Andy's days of "great" tennis are over...and why he won't go down in the books as a true "great", like Federer surely will, and Nadal might (mostly for his rivalry with Fed).

    Guess who overcomes the pressure of everybody's best shot everyday...Federer and Nadal. Guess who has the mental edge and competitive drive to intimidate their opponents everyday...Fed and Rafa. You'd think, hopefully, working with Connors would help him with his competitveness...some of it would rub off. But, alas its not natural for Roddick, he'll be a self-pitting pouter for the rest of his career. Until he learns to stand "on" the baseline and bang with the other two (instead of his passive groundstroke game from 15 feet behind the basesline), he'll never get close.

    Sorry, kid. Roddick will go down as a popular american player who could hang out in the top 10, even be #1 for a moment, but couldn't make that final step to "great" for one reason or another...like Chang. I'm telling you, he's the Spinks/Holmes middle-child of tennis (see above post). I'm not arguing that he isn't a good player, a good guy, or that he won't even win another slam event...my original post was in response to him and his buddies being considered great...which Andy never will. Btw, Roddick's bandwagon and me...never! There are to many teenage fan-clubbers and TigerBeat subscribers on that bandwagon for me.
     
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  46. ktownva

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    Sounds like you have an ax to grind with Roddick in particular. What, did you whiff a serve trying to hit like him or something? It's interesting that you seem to think his fans are all lusty teens, and not knowledgeable tennis players. Did anyone here claim that Roddick was one of "The Greats"? No. He's the best we have right now and he's not some f'ing chump so what's with the bashing? Are you even American?
     
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    Let's just agree to disagree :)

     
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    Sorry, I overreacted to your mentioning him as our best...which he is, but it's just dissappointing that America's best at any sport, at any certain time, is not in the conversation as the elite champions in the sport. Earlier in this thread we were speaking about Fed in regards of the all-time greats, so I guess I was still in that train of thought. I am an American, a pretty proud one at that. That's why I'm disappointed in Roddick, because he has the potential, but not the will to take it to the next level and be great. When it comes right down to it, I think he's satisfied with his one big weapon and the level of fame, or celebrity, he's achieved. I hope I'm wrong and he begins to routinely beat his elite-level rivals, Fed and Rafa. But until then he is just a second-tier pro, which in my opinion, isn't good enough for our best player. I'm really just sad that he is a "Chang" and we (USA) are without any Samprases.

    Oh, and btw, back to the point of this thread, there are no good reasons to dislike Federer. It's too bad we can't get him to become American like Martina did back in the day. Not as many people want to be american these days, I'm afraid.
     
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    You're kidding right? NO will to take it further? Sooo... that thing with working with Connors was just hero worship then? The experiment to add new weapons to his game such as serve and volley, just for kicks? Training day in and day out, killing himself to get just the slightest edge, just a job requirement? Sorry but you can rag on the guy for failing spectacularly, but I don't think anyone can and should say that a man who is 3rd out of a million in his profession doesn't have the will to be great.
     
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  50. ktownva

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    No problem, Clymb.

    I too would like to see better results from Roddick, Blake, Ginepri, Fish, ect. ect. Going Slamless for 4 years just sucks but I'm ok with Roddick making finals at Wimby/USO and especially how he turned things around last year. I think he has the tools to win against anyone, so it is disappointing that he doesn't have more slams.
     
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