Tears from a role model

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  1. Warriorroger

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    Wow. Just saw Roger's speech. What a great guy he is. To be that succesful and good and still appreciate everything that much. I loved the way he acted towards tennislegend Rod Laver. He hugged with great respect.

    This speech has made me a big fan of Roger Federer. He is a role model as a tennisplayer, but also as a person.
     
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    Make sure you add a spoiler to the title of this thread ASAP. Remeber that many people have not seen this match, and you wouldn't wanna ruin a great one!

    Federer's outpour of emotion when he accepted the trophy from Rod Laver was an absolutely incredible moment. To see so much emotion from a man who, after six Grand Slam titles you think he would be use to giving these speeches, is just awesome. It just proves that with every title he wins, each one means more and more to him. I mean, Roger really didn't know what to say! :D What a great champion.
     
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    It is his seventh major already and he still appreciates it like the first time.
     
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    But honestly, the crying? Can't he keep control over himself for a little longer? I know everyone will bash me for that but I think he is not a little kid anymore...

    Agree with the rest on rolemodel and all that, for those who need one.
     
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  5. Michael Haller

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    MADE you a fan?

    And I though "Warriorroger" had something to do with "ROGER Federer" ....
     
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  6. Michael Haller

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    Yes, this crying was a little bit childish.
    But Roger is a great person nevertheless ....
     
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    He is a great champion for not knowing what to say?? Come on guys, let's get back to earth!

    I think what people like when they see this sort of emotion is that it reminds them that even a champion is just an ordinary person at heart and they take some comfort in that. But how much grander if he could actually control his emotions!
     
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    *spoiler*

    yeah, i agreed.
    i was touched when he was crying. He is a real champion and best personality i've ever seen in tennis.
    Congratulations for Federer for 7th GS title.
     
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  9. Warriorroger

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    My own name is Roger.
     
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    The crying shows everything , how much he appreciates the game, how much he appreciates Rod Laver handing him the trophy, how hard he works, how much he sacrifices, how much the game of tennis means to him, etc.

    Nothing childish about it, ...guys, it is not a MTV award.
     
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    Forgot to do the spoiler thing, and I don't know how to do it when the thread is already posted.
     
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    Do you know what it is like to stand there on that stage and accept a Grand Slam trophy from a tennis legend? I didn't think so.

    Federer being emotional like that is great to see in a human. Some share their emotions in different ways. Some joke around and smile because they've just won....others cry. It is not childish - it is human nature.
     
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    You can't add them, but most of the OPs who don't put spoiler know that.
     
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    What's an OP, is it occassional poster?
     
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    Your name is Gunther right?
     
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    Thats what makes him different from Sampras, he still appreciates it like the first time. And it is obvious he is very emotional about Rod Laver doing the trophy presentation and he respects Rod Laver a lot. He hugged Rob Laver twice!! He is like a kid receiving candies.
     
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    Its funny to hear ppl criticize Federer over his "crying" as if its babyish. If you think you're bigger man than Federer or mentally tougher than him, than you better be packing some major accomplishments.... because all it sounds like is you've got some "hate" issues.

    Rod Laver is presenting the championship trophy, Federer actually has RESPECT for people (is that a tough concept to understand?). He's human and overcome with emotion. If you think you're a bigger man than Federer, please prove it.

    If Rod Laver weren't presenting the trophy, than Federer would have carried out a speech that you would have expected to hear. Its good to see how much someone values and respects their peers. Boy thats such an odd concept for some people.
     
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    sampras crying .. fed crying.. everybody

    just goes to show we are all human ..champs or not.. :)
    sampras was no exception .. he cried adn was moved many times in his career.. like when playing agassi or maybe it was courier ..and thought of his coach = gullikson , who was ill..

    also when he retired and when he won that last us open he was clearly cleary moved.. and i think he will be crying again if fed surpasses his records.. and i guess so will fed the way the human mind works ..then now and in the future..:)!!


    ps.. if you cant cry .. you got a problem .. just like if you cant laugh..

    same thing basically
     
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    you see, Tennis Fan 109's threads just about to blame all the way for the Federer's tears. what's up man???
    There is nothing wrong to cry when you get trophy, there's no matter it's the first or seventh, the point is IT IS GRAND SLAM...
    DAMN, TF 109 is anti-Federer, at least give Roger congrats....or you be angry because no US player in QF..

    poor poor
     
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    Be careful how you quote people....as you combined my quote with someone else's and stamped my name on it.
     
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    You too....observe how you quote people please.
     
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    I think it's childish for a person to suppress a genuine emotion. Stoicism is highly overrated IMO. Give me sincere tears over contrived indifference any day. It's sad that a lot of people have to get a terminal disease before they stop taking everything for granted and start realizing that life is full of many wonderful moments.
     
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  25. Nalbandian

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    I agree. Stoicism is a sign of insecurity and lack of social skills.
     
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    You're right. It wasn't your quote, the one I intended has messed up the quote things, that's why your name was on it. Sorry!
     
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  27. Michael Haller

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    Well, Graf cried after her 22nd slam ....
     
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    To the members here who have criticised Roger's crying, I wish for you at least one experience in your life that gives you such joy and sense of accomplishment and gratitude that you will be moved to tears -- and will not even try to stop yourself from crying.
     
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    Well said. I mean where else do you get a champion like him. Some call me a Steffi fanatic (I do love her game), but when she won The Grandslam, she looked like she just got beaten up. Roger is such a sincere sweet person. In the Netherlands we have these million getting (not making) soccer players, most of them are arrogant, ignorant and stupid. Roger gave us for the world to see what class is. I wish him the Grand Slam!!
     
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    Jesus man, realize what you just did! You combined two people's quotes! DAMN!
     
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  31. Warriorroger

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    Ignore the msn battles.
     
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  32. Nalbandian

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    Answering your own post? Forgot to switch to you other screename Warriorpsycho? LMAO
     
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  33. 35ft6

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    In my corniest post yet, I'm going to cite an old Garth Brooks song, which sums up my feelings quite nicely.
    I think stoicism IS a sign of strength sometimes. Like say when a father refuses to cry in front of his sick daughter because he knows it will only amplify her panic. And I hate it when people whine. But I also agree with Nalbandian that stoicism is also a mask for cowards who are afraid of showing emotion.
     
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  34. Nalbandian

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    I bet Gunther cried too because he really got his WISH...
     
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    Some of you guys will never stop surprising me, Do you know how hard it is to win 7 out of 7 Slam finals or to play in front of 30 000 people and most of them rooting for the underdog. Coming from a injury and a tough lost in the TMC final, criticized by journalist because you don't win so easily as normal. Playing in front of a "The tennis legend" and the parents of your deceased coach. Well if you haven't experience those things then please stop bashing and instead admire tennis at his finest :D
     
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  36. Warriorroger

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    Just dowloaded the song, I am curious.
     
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    to be honest,i have now got more respect for fed.

    if i was up there i would do the same.
     
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    Didn't know about the family of his deceased coach. Thanks tenalyser for posting.
     
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    Yes indeed. It was more emotional than most of his other Slam wins. I remember him shedding a few tears at last years Wimby and USO wins, but this kind of outright crying is unusual.

    "Crying x6" is quite inaccurate an observation, with all due respect.
     
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    Why is crying childish? I think RF showed he is a human being with feelings and that can't ever be wrong. He worked very hard for that title, wanted it, and achieved it, plus he got the trophy from possibly the greatest tennis player pound for pound who ever lived.

    Real men cry and it's ok.

    -Robert
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  41. 35ft6

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    I think downloading songs is wrong, but also check out The Dance and Unanswered Prayers, also by Garth Brooks. I'm not a big country music fan per se, but I'm a big fan of the song craft that goes into country lyrics. It's not like a lot of pop songs which are 1) like straight from a 12 yo's diary, or 2) a guy saying "you're hot, I want to hook up with you" over and over. Country lyrics will tell an entire coherent story and/or explore an idea pretty thoroughly, like an essay set to music (tell them what you're going to tell them... tell them... tell them what you just told them).

    Yeah, so Garth Brooks was on fire on that album.
     
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    Roger is miles apart from, e.g., a certain TW in golf who, imo, is equally dominant in his sport but not as classy or gracious. (Even he was overcome by emotion after winning the T-slam.) I think it is a combination of factors: winning AO after losing it so painfully last year, having overcome his late 2005 injury, coming from a set and a break behind, and of course the Laver factor. It is not everyday you root for and respect a person more after each win (NYY, anyone?). Roger rocks!
     
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    what surprise me more and more w/ Fed it's how sensitive the guy is actually, and thus, how strong he contains it during match money times... Definitively a man from nowhere.

    Congratulation Roger you re the champion of the century

    Also big respect to Baghdatis who still stand on the ship despite all. And how refreshing it is to see new balls arriving with such noble values.

    This match was one of that kind makes me love tennis and watch games...
     
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    That's a myth. I watched the USO 88 final last month. Graf had a wonderful smile on her face ..

    I prefer this a thousands times over dancing around the court like Venus or sinking to your knees a la Borg.
     
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  46. Nalbandian

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    Total BS Gunther Pike!!! Graf was never a warm champion. She was often perceived as dark, cold and aloof.
     
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    Alex, looks like I lost my bet. I will pay for the meal when we meet up.
     
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    Coming from a psycho fan himself. How hilarious! LMAO
     
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  50. slice bh compliment

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    Yes. Well put.

    I think it was humility.
    Federer was completely humbled by it all.

    Did you guys read where Marco said he cried when Federer cried at the '03 Wimbledon trophy presentation?
     
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