So awesome being a Federer fan !

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  1. tennisaddict

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    Since last Wimbledon 2012 after the 17th major, 7th wimbledon , 300+ weeks at No 1 and with no one in near sight for his records, Federer is far far away from the reach of anyone.

    As a result, the last few months have been incredible fun to watch Federer's matches. It is like playing on house money. You win the match , it is great. You lose, does not matter at all as anycase he has all the records.

    No more worries about a point lost in tie break on serve , break point opportunities lost or backhand shanks . Just enjoying Fed's matches for the sheer magic he provides. Enjoying his on court and off court interviews with interesting comments about fellow players..

    It is an " invincible" awesome feeling.
     
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  2. Ginger ninja

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    *humble*........
     
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  3. beast of mallorca

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    I'm a big Fedfan, and I'm awesome......:twisted:
     
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  4. FlashFlare11

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    I agree! It's been a treat to see him have so much late-career success, especially after everything that's been said about him and the tough losses he's had to suffer in 2010 and 2011.

    While it's true that he's accomplished just about anything, there is a certain frustration when watching him play tough matches. It's just that while the match itself is entertaining, Roger, even while losing, just gives off that illusion that he doesn't want to change tactics to win or that he's too relaxed and casual about winning. I know that's not true and that Roger gives his best in both his wins and losses, but still.

    Otherwise, being a Federer fan has been a pretty awesome deal!
     
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  5. Ginger ninja

    Ginger ninja Semi-Pro

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    I'm always gutted when smugfed loses. Those tears are just too hard to bear.
    Straight sets from Andy and he'll retire. Ego won't be able to take it.
     
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  6. mariecon

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    It's all gravy now.:)


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  7. Ginger ninja

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    He's pointing the way to the hamburger truck for mirka
     
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  8. Mick3391

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    It's much, much more than that, Fed has HEART, he wins by heart, tradition of the great champs, he's not a freak like Djoke or Nadal, he has HEART, heart creates creativity, the greatest trait in tennis. These other guys just go through the motions, give them trouble, and they are out.

    Fed set the stage, and others have trained their tails off. Same thing really with Fed, he emulated and admired Sampras, just watched Fed beating a UNBROKEN Sampras at Wimbledon when Fed was 19!

    There are MANY great athletes in many different sports, but few, as great as their physical prowness may be have the heart to create new shots, new patterns, so that's why every loves Fed.
     
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  9. smoledman

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    I agree. I think his opponents like Tsonga are in disbelief as to what motivates him to keep training hard to keep advancing to the late stages of grand slams after he has all the records. Tsonga was like - "dude, you already have 17 grand slams I have none, can't you just quit already I'd be on the French Riveria if I had won 5 slams".

    My point is that the rest of the field does not understand what makes Roger Federer tick.
     
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  10. Ginger ninja

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    *humble*........
     
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  11. Love_No1e

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    He indeed seems very content. He's showing a lot more personality now too. Just wish his fans would be the same and not be so pressed about everything. (Obviously not all of them)
     
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  12. ledwix

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    Now, a large portion of Federer's career has been spent defending his legacy against the younger players. He wouldn't be as great without all these challenges since 08. That's for sure. It was a more interesting period, even as a Federer fan, from 08 to 12 than from 04 to 07.
     
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    and the members only jackets we get in the mail are pretty rad!

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  14. nikdom

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    I heartily endorse this thread.


    Also satisfying to see these pathetic loser Nadal fans burn up on the inside.
     
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  15. RogerRacket111

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    Totally I enjoy every match like its a countdown to an end of something great. Its like watching Jordan (basketball) knowing you will never see something like this in your lifetime.

    I also don't like watching the Nadal match up so its a great time to be FedFan even if he loses in the first round. With you all the way
     
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  16. NadalDramaQueen

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    True that. I just received my golden member's purse in the mail.

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  17. Bhagi Katbamna

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    I am a Fed fan but it isn't life or death for me. It is nice to watch him play.
     
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  18. TMF

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    It's been stated a long ago that anymore win for him is just a bonus. He's already considered the top goat, there's nothing more to accomplished that is going to make the difference except widen the gap from the past legends.
     
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  19. forzamilan90

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    Fed's been awesome, which is good cause Milan have been stinking up the joint something fierce
     
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  20. kishnabe

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    Federer more fun to watch than in his prime years. The defeats(non Nadal loses), struggles, and comeback wins are entertaining.
     
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  21. librarysteg

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    I stopped following tennis closely around the time I had kids so I missed out on most of his prime years. I'm glad he's still in it and still so often the man to beat even has he gets a little older. My favorite player is Djokovic, and I'm happy that the thought of him facing Roger always scares me.
     
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  22. nikdom

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    The prime years were great but there was always the tension of not knowing how things would turn out: he could easily have gotten injured, or deflated after losses like 2008 Wimby.

    As a person, he's been an inspiration to me in my life. The attitude of self-belief, getting up and dusting oneself off, respect for others even in a tough competitive environment and finally for the sport, it's history, his predecessors are all very very admirable things in my book.

    Sure, some people prefer more primal characters (physically and attitude-wise in terms of competitiveness) or don't care for some of the things I listed above - and that's fine; I've come to appreciate that it takes different kinds to make this world, not everyone is going to share my views and they're not wrong from their perspective. I've learned to value and respect my own likes more in the process.
     
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  23. paulorenzo

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    i've only heard rumors about such a thing from higher level members. i'm in the presence of greatness.
     
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  24. Top Jimmy

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    I like how fans think someone else's success translates to them.

    Strange.
     
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    Like thinking a smart arse post makes you seem superior.
     
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  26. RogerRacket111

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    Your spending your time reading about another fan think someone else's success translates to them. Which is more pathetic by your logic. Shouldn't you be out doing somethings successful ?
     
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  27. heninfan99

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    He's got it sweet. So glad he seems like a really nice guy too.

    The only thing left to achieve is beating Rafa at the FO.
     
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  28. VaporDude95

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    The reason I'm a Federer fan is because he's one of the few players with variety in this somewhat 2hbh era where everyone is just a clone if each other and grinds from the baseline. I'm gonna savour Fed's tennis while it lasts. Win or lose.
     
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  29. THE FIGHTER

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    people can be so easily amazed by trickshots these days. only thing that sets federer apart IMO
     
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  30. Elite

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    I wish I was more of a Federer fan.
     
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  31. NadalDramaQueen

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    The golden purse will forever be out of your reach.

    No need to cry about it. :cool:
     
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  32. THE FIGHTER

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    you federer fans can keep your federer purses and be just like your idol.
     
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  33. checkmilu

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    I like Fed not because of his achievements but how he play tennis. I have learned the most from Fed, some from Nadal, very little from Nole of how to play tennis.
     
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  34. Cup8489

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    Winners? Ok, deal.
     
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