RF on the way to sainthood.

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  1. grzegorzo

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    The town of Halle in western Germany hosts the Gerry Weber Open, a grass court tournament that serves as a Wimbledon warmup.

    Federer has won at Halle five times and has a “lifetime contract” with the tournament — if the Swiss great plays a pre-Wimbledon event, then it is the one in Halle.

    Since the start of May, a street leading to the stadium, known as Weststrasse, is now called the Roger-Federer-Allee.

    Tournament officials released a letter from Federer in which he said he is “extremely humbled” by the gesture, calling it an “amazing honor.”

    Federer, a former No. 1 now ranked third, has won 16 Grand Slam titles.
     
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  2. drakulie

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    Complete arrogance of Fed to spray paint his name on the road signs leading to the stadium.
     
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  3. Rogael Naderer

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    How dare he graciously accept this from the town? Just shows how out of touch these tennis players are.
     
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  4. Mainad

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    A very magnanimous gesture from Halle considering he couldn't be bothered to turn up to play there last year despite his 'lifetime contract' (said he was too tired or something)! :wink:
     
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  5. Sid_Vicious

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    I may be mistaken, but didn't the tournament director say something against Federer last year for ditching?
     
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  6. stringertom

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    Ralf Weber expressed his "disappointment" to Rogi's management but let's face it...if you have a nagging groin from a long run at RG, would you risk what you thought was a good chance to compete for a seventh title at the world's premier event, even if it hurts a longstanding relationship with a smaller tournament's organizer? Most did not follow Halle before Fed began playing there.

    Weber has now insulated himself from Fed-dependency...the top seed this year has a name very similar to the initials of Roger Federer Allee!
     
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  7. timnz

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    Eastern

    Halle is in Eastern Germany, in fact it is in the former DDR.
     
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    I didn't know that.
     
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  9. sureshs

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    A street in Paris near Rolland Garros has been renamed Rue de Nadal de Posterior in honor of his butt.
     
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  10. Numenor

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    How arrogant of Federer to undergo apotheosis.
     
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  11. Rusty669

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    No mate, the town "Halle" where the Gerry Weber Open feature each year is indeed in the west of Germany. You are thinking of a different Halle in the former DDR, namely Halle(Saale).
     
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  12. Rock Strongo

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    Good. Now I can never go to Halle.
     
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  13. Rusty669

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    Why exactly?
     
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  14. Hood_Man

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    I can't think of anything that would make me cringe more than having a street named after me.

    Or a statue, or any other kind of monument or public attraction/place for that matter.
     
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  15. Swissv2

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    Did you copy+paste this info, or type it out for us? :twisted:
     
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  16. JGads

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    Don't knock it 'til you try it.
     
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  17. grzegorzo

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    It was an AP announcement.
     
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  18. li0scc0

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    That restraining order still in effect I take it?
     
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  19. Mainad

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    Wouldn't you get just a teeny bit of a buzz taking a stroll down Hood Man Street and stopping to eat your butties on a bench just in front of the Hood Man statue? :wink:

    With that sort of attitude you'd never make a successful dictator! :)
     
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    I'd be a rubbish dictator, I'm way to shy for all that.

    Well, I might be able to pick on a small country or two now and again :twisted:

    Speaking of Hood_Man statue:

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    (I didn't name myself after this company btw, I just happened to find it a few years after I got the nickname :lol:)
     
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  21. TennisLovaLova

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    Yeah I know that street, it really smells bad
     
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  22. Blinkism

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    Maybe it's just a coincidence? Maybe there's a German Botanist out there somewhere named Roger Federer getting the shaft right now.

    Oh, and how brash of Federer to assume everything revolves around him, ofcourse.

    I heard he's writing a thank you letter to the Roger's Cup, as well.
     
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  23. mandy01

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    Blinkyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy :)
     
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    It's that bumpy road full of open manholes.
     
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    It takes one to identify one..:)
     
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