Rodge to hold another Fund Raising event at AO

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  1. OddJack

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  2. The-Champ

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    I hope Nadal declines!
     
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  3. meg0529

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    I agree! God forbid, fed bombard him with drop shots again :roll:

    I'd much prefer if he just hands over some money.
     
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    What an insufferable glory hound...
     
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    This is what it mean to be King of Tennis, Roger use talent
    to help people all over world in time of trouble, once again he is hero.

    I not surprised Nadal fans don't want Nadal to play, Nadal fan care more about tennis match than people who are hurt and suffering. :(
     
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  6. meg0529

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    why can't Rafa just donate money?
     
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  7. veroniquem

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    Why would it have to be the same players every time anyway? Players can take turn participating. Nothing wrong with that.
     
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    Very generous of Roger. Best class. Great respect for Federer.
     
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  9. Manus Domini

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    cause it flooded a tennis tourney's location as well?

    seriously, why just donate money. Use your talent to attract a crowd to donate even more money.
     
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    He can give monies, maybe I not understand what you say earlier.

    Are you saying you don't want Nadal to play to help people in disaster because it might hurt his chance to win a tennis match?

    I was not really speaking on you, I was speaking on man before you who say he does not want Nadal to play, usually you are nice person even though you are Nadal fan.
     
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  11. JoelDali

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    Roger invites Rafa to these to soften him up.

    It always backfires on Rafa and he gets injured.

    Roger wins Aussie, Rafa struggles with injuries.
     
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    I am Ok about Nadal not wanting to play, he can just give some monies, his watch and maybe one of his water scooters to help in flood.
     
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  13. Perhaps the unfortunate thing is that people feel the need to be entertained to donate to disaster relief.
     
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  14. Manus Domini

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    is it really that unfortunate that the tennis players want to use their talent in tennis and enjoy playing a game in which they know all the money will go to help others?
     
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  15. 15_ounce

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    I praise Federer's effort in fundraising. But I commend those who donate without wanting any publicity. This needs a bigger heart.. to donate from their heart and not showing it off to the public.
     
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    Why can't he play and donate?

    Which seems more sincere playing? or just paying his way out?
     
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    I hope Federer gives all his AO prize money to the relief fund. It's not like he needs the money. Instead the public are giving their money.
     
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    I know, apparently he spoke about it on his facebook page the moment it came to his mind :lol:
     
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    I don't know how people can criticise these guys for doing a charity event. Having an event on TV would have a huge positive effect on the monies collected for the cause compared with people just announcing they have written a cheque.
     
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    Okay, seriously, the almighty Rafa can put up with a few dropshots... let it go.
     
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    Hand in a couple of million bucks. Stay out of the limelight.
     
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    I don't see the point in people announcing they've written a cheque. The most noble contribution would be if a multimillionaire tennis player makes a huge contribution and doesn't inform the media.
     
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    Ha ha. Roger's exhibiton drop shots were curious. i wouldn't have done the same.
     
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    I think you misunderstand Fed's motives. He feels obliged as the most senior of the top players (having been no1 and all for quite some time) to represent tennis players in the face of a unified response to a natural disaster. He's been doing it for a long time - since 2005 at least when the tsunami stuck.

    Its not about money, its about how tennis players respond as one voice and he takes a leadership role.

    In your case I think the misunderstanding is deliberate and cynical.
     
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    Famous people can and must inform the public of their donations - not because of pride and cheap popularity, but out of encouraging others and leading by example.
     
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    Exactly, when people learn that some celebrity donated money, they are encouraged to do the same just as celebrities use their popularity in politics or good causes to help people. Like when Andy gave money for all his aces, he asked the crowd to give 2$, each person and I am sure because Andy is asking, they did donate. If they would not tell, they would be criticized just the same, people would say, "how come so and so does not give"...he's got lots of money.People are never happy......
     
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    I agree with you. Very good post.
     
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    What an ignorant statement. Good job missing the point completely.

    Anyways, anyone know which players confirmed to the charity event/match or has it not been disclosed yet?
     
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    I'm hearing the usual suspects - Hewitt, Fed, Nadal, Djokovic, Clijsters. I'm sure Roddick will join in.
     
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  30. meg0529

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    I think he's shown plenty of sincerity. Plus, tennis already has Fed to be sincere. :p But really, the last tournament he played, he looked sick as a dog. Yes, I know it was his choice to play, blah blah. It's more important for him to recover and be as prepared as possible for the AO. I mean Andy is pledging money too. That's not insincere.
     
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    Everyone gives Roddick grief about his sometimes deplorable on court drama, but he is one of the few who you can count on for giving selflessly.
     
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    But who's donatng the money? don't get me wrong..Fed doing a good idea..but a better idea would be getting top players to donate their winnings from AO to the flood relief fund. Charity events at the end of the day..the public give the money..but public can give the money a pile of other ways..their will be appeals all over Aussie TV the next two weeks. Why not Top Players donate Their Money? Andy Roddick was brilliant idea HE gives Money when HE hits ace.

    Why not Fed give $5 for every ace etc...and ask other top players to do the same.
     
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    People are currently donating all around australia including televised appeals. Alot of money has been donated already without people being entertained for their contributions
     
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    "He can win every tournament he plays, he's probably not going to, but he can win every match he plays".

    wow, I can see why annacone gets the big bucks. :)
     
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    Of course not! Plus, he's look like a bit of jerk if everyone else did it. lol. If it's like hit for haiti then no worries.
     
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    Yeah, you know it'll be like that. There's no way these folks would do something hard on themselves. And this foursome - Fed, Rafa, Djoker and Kim - get along very well.

    Of course, if you threw in a few Americans for laughs like the old pros Agassi, Sampras (and let's not forget Roddick!) the tone could take on a bit of an edge, LOL!!!
     
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    As long as agassi doesnt break out any dollar bills ;)
     
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    I know Hewitt confirmed. Not exactly an oldie quite yet, lol. Certainly not as amusing as the Americans either! It would be nice to see Roddick there actually. I love the guy!
     
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    Lol, I wonder why Fed never invites Murray.

    Murray: "Whatever, I don't need to be a part of their stupid charity event, I got Virtua Tennis. They don't mess with me there"

    [​IMG]
     
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  42. meg0529

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    I bet you Murray plays as Rafa in the tennis games.

    But ya, wonder why he doesn't get invited!
     
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  43. DragonBlaze

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    Ah, thank you! Those are exactly my thoughts but I couldn't phrase them properly. You did a much better job than I ever could! That is exactly what I was trying to get across in another thread. And that I hope as the years go by and Rafa becomes the veteran, he can start taking the initiative and organizing such events (and I am sure he will considering all that he has done for charity already). Ofcourse I hope, he never has to since events like these are always tragedies :(.
     
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    I feel I must ask the obvious question. How do you know they haven't?
     
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    NSK isn't too fond of obvious questions. :)
     
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    Murray is Scottish....
     
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    I agree that is a great idea as well! I saw what Roddick did and it was awesome. But perhaps as many other posters have mentioned, maybe Federer does donate personally but finds no need to mention it to the media.

    And while I like the idea of asking other top players, I don't know if it would work out. As in who do you ask to contribute? How far down the rankings do you go? Top 10? Top 50? What if some guy ranked 78 is willing to contribute but guys ranked above him are not? Maybe because he is financially struggling (yes I'm aware players in the top 100 mostly earn well). It may end up antagonizing players since they may feel forced to contribute/they decide not to (for whatever reason, I certainly know I would if I was in their position, but maybe that player would rather his money go to another charity, something that means much more to him).

    And then if they don't contribute, and the public finds out, that guy pretty much becomes a "jackass", doesn't he?

    Sorry I may not be getting my point across very well (lack of sleep), but what I mean to say is I just don't know if something like that could work out.
    But hey if it does happen, that would be great!
     
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    Nadal is planning to build a dam and a wall in the flooded areas next year so that he can rest before the AO.
     
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    I agree with this as the most important reason Roger is doing this charity event. Of course I am sure there is also a small part of Fed that wants to do this for the notoriety and recognition it brings him as well(and I am saying this as a Federer fan.) But, the bottom line is it is a nice thing they are doing to help raise money for people in need.
     
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    God forbid Federer tries to bring attention to such a disastrous event in order to raise awareness :rolleyes:
     
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