Roger Federer sat in Novak Djokovic's seat

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  1. dr325i

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    You did not search enough.
    I have found at least two other articles in foreign languates discussing the same thing.
    THat, however, does not make them correct...

    I don't think the OP or anyone can bring Fed legacy down. I also don't think Federer can change who he is inside...
     
  2. kalyan4fedever

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    hmmm, if he intentionally sat there he must play poker instead of rafa. Also i guess that guilt had eaten him from way inside and lost the match no ? :twisted:
     
  3. sbengte

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    But you forget that the haters have chosen to ignore this obvious part from the video :) Not one has responded to this point.
    Federer doesn't violate rules in general unlike you-know-whos so how else do you diss him ? Invent a fictitious rule and accuse him of violating it :twisted:
     
  4. kalyan4fedever

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    So its all in the control of little some 8 year old kid who knows where to take fed and leave him. Blame the intelligent kid. :)
     
  5. merwy

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    I call bullsh1t on this entire story. When Djokovic is about to sit down you can clearly see the towel on his chair with "Novak Djokovic" written on it. So they both set down in their own chairs, there's nothing wrong here.

    EDIT: Just noticed what Romismak pointed out. I guess Federer did sit in the wrong seat.
     
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  6. Romismak

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    I don´t have time now watch every match from WTF if higher ranked player sit on bench left from umpire, but fact is Roger was on ,,wrong,, bench, you can see clearly DJokovic - written for 1sec, than Nole in few minutes when entering arena has Djokovic towels on other bench - right from umpire - so logically ball kids or someone moved it from Fed instead of saying him he should sit on other bench. Now question is was this ,,move,, from Roger to show Nole something or was it just fax paux? But i wonder what are organizers doing before match? they can´t even tell those guys hey you sit righ you sit left?
     
  7. helloworld

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    Apparently, the ball kid had to move Djokovic's towel to the other bench because Federer was being an ass and sat on Djokovic's bench. :(
     
  8. Sabratha

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    What's with all these fake articles as of late?
     
  9. Alchemy-Z

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    6 pages for where they sat lol....wow
     
  10. kalyan4fedever

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    Yes , hahah really there was 'DJOKOVIC' word hanging on the towel it seems roger saw it too, clearly as evident from the video, i missed it before. I can say he definitely saw it but what can we say fed da man :twisted:
     
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    Federer taking a seat belonging to the person he's playing against makes him the man?
     
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    Yet again, people are overblowing this, and conveniently ignoring the fact that the girl let go of his hand on the right hand chair next to the ump.
     
  13. RAFA2005RG

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    Non-issue. Let federer have the little things. Princesses need to be treated gently.
     
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    Does anyone know the rules concerning this? Can't imagine there was any flouting of the rules, if there are any. Roger selected the chair as he came out first, he may not have noticed the towel until he sat down, then decided to move the towels as he probably already settled on the seat. Surely there can't be any strict regulations about where the players should be seated? Does anyone know?
     
  15. DragonBlaze

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    Well it's not much of a tradition if it just started in 2007 :neutral:.

    Which I don't believe to be true anyway. There is no concrete proof anywhere of that. I DO think he sat in the wrong chair but then I highly doubt he did it on purpose. Probably didn't even realize. Maybe a few years ago you could have convinced me, but Fed's mellowed out a lot since his prime.
     
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    Do you think Federer would give the valet a $20 spot?
     
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    Nadal, picks on himself. Several hundred times per match actually.
     
  18. rufus_smith

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    That explains Novak's stare back at Roger pre-match.
    [​IMG]
     
  19. woodrow1029

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    The article is complete BS. It will not be proven wrong by another source.
     
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    LOL I love this forum!! An everlasting thread on where players sat!!
     
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    What kind of stupid discussion is this? Since when is sitting in a particular chair a matter of honor or advantageous in any respect?

    The higher ranked player coming out second onto the court makes some sense as he/she can receive an extended round of applause if the crowd so wishes (whereas the first player's thunder is stolen when the second player makes an entrance)

    Also it's not like Roger made any other kind of deliberate verbal diss to indicate any bad blood with Novak. In fact, roger has been effusive in Nvaks's praise all tournament long. First he told reporters "we know who the real no.1 is, and it's Novak. There are no grounds for disputing that". At the end of the match he told Novak " you're the best". Even in his post match pressed, he praised Novak's game.

    So what's the hullabaloo about?
     
  22. woodrow1029

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    Only because they continue to allow Chris Chase to write god awful stupid ridiculous articles.
     
  23. Hood_Man

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    Federer didn't sit in Djokovic's chair, he momentarily forgot to lend it to someone else again.

    So rude of him :evil:

    *pulls arms off Federer bear toy*
     
  24. Djokodal Fan

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    arrogant Fed showing his true colors and undeservedly snatching the seat from N0.1

    Assuming Fed did it by Mistake, you can forgive him. Imagine if Novak had done this by mistake .... whole bunch of *******s on TT would be cursing him and wishing him death sentence on next available daylight!
     
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    Fed is a passive/aggressive type. One can tell from his interviews and a lot of stuff he does.
     
  26. Tennis_Hands

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    You have to take your pills.

    Really.
     
  27. namelessone

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    The daily quota for stupid threads need to be met.
     
  28. smoledman

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    The real #1 sat in HIS seat.

    [​IMG]
     
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    How on earth is this thread still going strong? My God...the off-season :-?
     
  30. smoledman

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    [​IMG]
     
  31. oy vey

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    It's better to have the worse seat and win the trophy
     
  32. oy vey

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    Yes! That's exactly it. I couldn't put my finger on it.
     
  33. merlinpinpin

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    That would be, what, a four-year old "tradition"? Oh dear. You're trolling, right? Or in need of a refresher course in English vocabulary?
     
  34. dr325i

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    ALL traditions started at one point, just like everything else.
    Although Englidh is not my mother tongue, I believe I have a better understanding of this situation than you, noob...
     
  35. RAFA2005RG

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    Federer was hilarious in the trophy ceremony. He looked like he was about to cry. Most sensitive "male" athlete of all-time.
     
  36. Tony48

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    Pfftt. A tradition means it happened 100 times in a row. Everyone knows that.
     
  37. Sabratha

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    You're going to tell me Nadal has never looked like he's going to cry before? :lol:
     
  38. Prisoner of Birth

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    Why is it shameful for men to cry? By all means, don't respect Federer if you don't want to, but respect his tears.
     
  39. Tafmatch

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    Wasn't Feds lack of manliness the reason tennis is less popular in the US?
     
  40. checkmilu

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    neither Fed or Djoko care about the chair!

    neither Fed or Djoko care about the chairs, before the match their mind is fully preoccupied by their game plan, only some psycho fans bring it up as a big deal. Better use your time to what tennis videos, do on court practice,..ect you idiot!
     
  41. merlinpinpin

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    Oh yes, all traditions start at some point, but let's not get ahead of ourselves, shall we? For that matter, English isn't my mother tongue either, but a tradition isn't a spur-of-the-moment thing, you can't suddenly decide something is a tradition because it's been done like, twice.

    So, let's recap. You've had a professional chair umpire telling you that no such tradition ever existed in tennis. Then, several of us gave examples of this "tradition" not being upheld in places like Wimbledon (where I understand they're pretty big at tradition). You and your pals countered that with a desperate "Oh, but it's a WTF tradition."

    We then showed you that Ferrer was sitting on the left in the 2007 WTF final. So now it's "Oh, but it's a WTF tradition that originated after 2007."

    Sure.

    Let's keep having fun, then. Check the Federer-Nadal final of 2010. Nadal was #1 at the time, and guess where Federer is sitting? You've got it, on the left.

    So that WTF-specific tradition didn't exist in 2010 either. Guess it must be a pretty big thing, then. (I didn't check matches from 2011 except the final, sorry--and you'll be happy to learn that, in this case, Federer sat on the left, as "tradition" warrants, yadda, yadda.)

    So, either this is a total BS article (like some of us have been saying from the start, with tons of examples disproving it), or we're looking at a great, hallowed tradition that nobody except the infamous guy who wrote the article ever heard about, a tradition which is so cool and so far-reaching that it is apparently reserved for the WTF only, and which originated sometime between 2011 and 2012.

    Do I need to tell you which of these two options gets my vote? ;)
     
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    In case anyone missed it.

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  43. Magnus

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    Who. Freaking. Cares?

    Its a freaking seat! A seat!

    OMG.
     
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    Should we be alerting the church elders or something? This coming from the guy who put his trousers on the wrong way.
     
  45. kalyan4fedever

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    Glad Roger is introvert thread not bumped lol
     
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    LOL. I think I said that wrong. The article will not be confirmed by another source (not proven wrong).
     
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    It's a bullsh*t article. If there was any truth in this, Koenig would have commented on it. I have this recorded and clearly, Fedex just sat down on the first available chair. It was dark and he certainly would NOT have noticed the towels were Nole's.

    I cannot believe this thread is still going.
     
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    I always thought that there was no tradition or expectation but the first player to enter the court takes the far seat. I thought it depended which side they entered from.

    Must have been slow news day.
     
  49. jwjh

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    If anyone's to blame, blame the little girl who led rogie and left him at that chair. She basically masterminded the whole thing.
     
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