Roger Federer sat in Novak Djokovic's seat

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  1. Achilles82

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    http://www.usatoday.com/story/gameon/2012/11/12/roger-federer-novak-djokovic-chair/1700519/

    Don't know what to think of this.
     
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    How arrogant of Federer to take the wrong seat.
     
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    Lol it's probably just a small tradition I highly doubt it was gamesmanship but you never know
     
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    This wasn't interesting yesterday when people were talking about it either.
     
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    Typical, arrogant behaviour from Federer.
     
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    lol..could be an accident by fed or deliberate as if to say..'hey djoko im the no1 302 weeks baby' :twisted:

    is it deviousfed or genuinemistakefed ?? who knows :?

    on youtube, i was looking at a while back at wimby 88 final (i think not 89 or 90)..they were walking on to centre court and boris sat down first in edbergs chair :twisted: steffan defo didnt like it but didnt say anything, but i think knowing becker that it was a deliberate move..sadly for me and him it didnt help as becker lost the final.
     
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    LOL. Funny stuff. Old habits die hard.
     
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    LOL, Federer shows who's boss. How arrogantly arrogant.
     
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    How beautifully arrogant! Love it...*^%# PC!
     
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    Before people say he didn't....WATCH THE REPLAY

    The seat Federer sat in had Djokovic's towel draped across it (with the name NOVAK DJOKOVIC printed on it, clear as day). Now instead of going to the seat that had HIS towel, he chose to disrespect Djokovic and intentionally took his bench.

    When Djokovic entered the arena, his towel had been moved to Federer's bench.
     
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    I can confirm that it was 1988. It was the other way round, wasn't it? There were many rain delays, most of the match being played on the third Monday. On one of the walks back onto court, Edberg was eager to get to the chair, and forgot to bow to the Royal box (which was a "tradition" at Wimbledon up to 2002 for all matches on centre court), so Becker called Edberg back. After they bowed to the Royal box, Edberg got the wrong chair as well. Edberg won the match, though, by 4-6, 7-6, 6-4, 6-2.
     
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    A dick move from Fed if true but also quite hilarious at the same time, I don't mind some sparks between players, it makes for more entertaining matches (for me), maybe it motivated Novak more LOL.

    In before, if Rafa did this there would be 100 threads on it, this thread would have 1000 pages bla bla bla
     
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  13. Ms Nadal

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    Exactly, Rafa always gets picked on :(
     
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    Say what? :lol:

    Can someone confirm this? I feel one can point to a ton of matches where this wasn't applied.
     
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    I know, it makes me sad inside.
     
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    The All Time Greatest Tennis Player of All Time, who is also its All Time Great Ambassador can sit where ever the hell he wants to.
     
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    You're right. I just checked it on youtube. Here's the screenshot...

    In Federer's defense, on back of the chair it does say "FedEx" so... :)

    [​IMG]
     
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    I find this hilarious. don't know if Fed did it on purpose or just got confused for a moment. don't forget he is 31 :) (that's 75yo in tennis years) :)
     
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    I don't see anything bad in this move, he just wants to be NO.1VAK;)
     
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    I find this more funny than anything.
     
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    Quoted for ultimate truth.

    None of you, armchair experts, tells his boss where to sit. So, what are you moaning about?

    :twisted:
     
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    Deeply, deeply sinister.
     
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    I think Federer did it on purpose. We all know he doesn't like Djokovic.
     
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    I think you might have a pretty good point. This act shows the sociopath in Federer. Deeply bitter narcissistic and sinister when someone robs him of his glory. You see the mask come off for a second and the ugly terrifyingly cold and uncareing person underneath. Now before you laugh me off or call me a troll, this is something a sociopath tries utmost to keep secret. There are shades of this sociopathic behaviour in his relationship with Mirka. What type of person would court the woman of his life and use her over and over and over again for years and year like a dirty dishrag and not marry her like Federer did?

    Some of you readers might not be a father, but let me tell you if someone did that to my daughter for years and years I would not be able to control myself from the outage of such maltreatment. Although Federer's PR team keeps it under wraps its quite likely that Mirka's parents had to wage a war against Federer in order to get him to marry Mirka after he impregnated her. They likely threatened Federer that they could come out with the real story, and destroy his career much like it did Tiger Woods.

    Another interesting point. Many sociopaths have no internal identity. Instead they try to assume the identiy of others. Was he in some small way trying to assume a small bit of Djokovics identity by sitting in his chair?
     
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  27. Bobby Jr

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    Truly... the guy walks out on court and sits down. I doubt he even noticed the towels on the chair. Players in their pre-match zone wont recall a detail, not likely even be looking out for them.

    This is a case of much ado about nothing imo.
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    Dont dismiss such a small act. He's keenly aware of his acts and that the media scrutenizes his actions.
     
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    Roger knew :).
     
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    oh boy! So by your logic, Mirka's parents forced a sociopath to get married to their daughter by threatening to reveal that he is a sociopath? :confused:
    and all of this you know, because the sociopath set down on the wrong bench! Bravo!
     
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    Fed is Fed. He can sit wherever the **** he wants. No player dare tell roger to move.

    deal with it
     
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    Yeah! Roger is the GOAT! :)
     
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    A dying goat, though, and he simply cannot cope with it, so he does things like this. On purpose.
    I wonder what would the reaction be if it was the opposite. A total disrespecs and Federer, AGAIN, showing his real face...
     
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    But the whole world loves Roger whatever he does. He has that magnetism. Anyway, at least Roger never has long absences from the tour. I like that consistency, so he is always there for his fans to enjoy. Pity, us Rafa fans never have that.
     
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    Exactly. Thank goodnes they have careers unlike some sociopaths throughout history such as austrian ones in post ww1 who lost their careers and demonized the world.
     
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    A very long one is coming...the sooner, the better...
     
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    Spoken like a true fan of Tennis.

    :roll:
     
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    Wow. Typical TW reaction. Blowing something utterly insignificant out of proportions.
     
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    He doesn't like people who can beat him
     
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    pretty much, at least Nole has some personality.
     
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    Which is why he has had nothing but praise for Roddick. Andy's been a "good boy".
     
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    Hmmm...what was again the H2H score between Roddick and Fed???
     
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    You're delusional and full of hate. Watch this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=IuzBpnS_emM#t=254s

    You think why the girl who was holding Federer's hand on his way to the chair let him go next to the one on the umpire's left - because Federer asked her to? Man, some people need to get a life..

    It would make sense if it was 2008. Federer lost's his top ranking in 2008, regained it in 2009, lost it once more in 2010 and regained it in 2012. Why would he wait till the last match of 2012 to throw such a tantrum, huh, Sherlock? What was it for?
     
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  47. Ms Nadal

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    Roddick was easy prey for Roger. He could beat him with his eyes closed. Poor Andy! Roger prevented him from winning more slams. Each slam final he got to, he met Roger in the final! OUCH! Wimbledon 2005! Roger was on FIRE!. Rod could never then add to his lone USO! Very sad.
     
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    Then someone comes up with this in this thread:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYvAC9r6gr4

    Was Benneteau ranked higher than Roddick at the time of the US Open?

    Further on, Federer decided to be more humble in a different match:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=iI6ZA0abru4#t=124s

    Man this thread is utter fail if it's a diss at Federer. I have never heard of this "higher ranked player sits on the umpire's left" rule btw.
     
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    You realize that we are talking about the WTF and the "seating rule" that applies there.
    You also realize that we are talking about the final against Djokovic, the opponent Federer does not like and the opponent that took away the #1 spot from him and the opponine that has been kicking his *** the most lately.

    How, do not get too emotional about your Swiss hero, but use your brain and add things up and it will become clear to you why the stuck up did it.

    Yes, I do not like Federer, however, I fully acknowledge his great contribution to tennis and his game greatness.
    Outside of the court, he is a totally different "contributor"
     
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    Delete...........
     
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