Watch "The Roger Federer story" on TTC

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  1. sureshs

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    It is a 1 hour program and tracks him from his childhood years till the TMC 2004.

    Shows him throwing tantrums in his younger years, how his coach's death transformed him, how he hates losing, etc. Interviews with his coaches, family and friends.

    There is no mention of Nadal as he had not burst into the scene yet.
     
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  2. JayxTheKoolest

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    what is TTC?
     
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  4. Jack the Hack

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    I also watched that show recently and thought it was very good.

    I think a lot of people forget how much Federer struggled in his late teens and early 20s before finally breaking through in 2003. He had flashes of brilliance, but very inconsistant results. I think of this whenever someone bashes a young talent like Richard Gasquet, who has had a similar experience.

    Speaking of Nadal, the Tennis Channel also had a show on him... it might have been an episode of No Strings. Anyway, I think it was filmed in '04, before he was a star... but the same year he beat Federer in Miami. I think he was only 17 at the time, and I was just amazed at how grounded and mature he seems.
     
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  5. Tezuka Kunimitsu

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    !! I do not have TTC :( , someone tape it make it into bittorrent please... :(

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  6. sureshs

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    It took him 3 years as a pro to win his first ATP title. Consider that he dropped out of school at age 13 and basically had no other career options, it must have been very frustrating. But it is clear from the program that he is a very decisive and independent guy. He said that his stubbornness comes from his Swiss father and his relaxed attitude from his South African mother.
     
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  7. alienhamster

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    I definitely remember pre-2003 Federer. I was convinced he was gonna be like Baghdatis, maybe Rios. Flashy but streaky, not mentally tough or consistent enough to be a multi-slam winner. I think one of my earliest posts at this site (on the Old Boards) was a prediction that Federer was never gonna be dominant because he was just too weak mentally.

    That's been the biggest surprise for me so far. That is was THIS guy who's had the most focussed success and impenetrable play in a 3 year period within this sport. Not Sampras. Not Borg. But Federer. How many other champions went from seriously flaky to mentally rock solid like this? Just amazing.
     
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  8. elauiio

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    i've the dvd of the mentioned program, it's available in swiss for quite a while
     
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    him and nadal arnt old enough to have there life story told. let them get to the end of there career then we have something to see as there career winds down.
     
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  10. Jack the Hack

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    Both shows mentioned in this thread were not their "life story". Rather, both were a brief glimpse of a young, talented player on the rise and both films were made before they became successful. As such, they are interesting to watch because they show the players before they knew how good they were going to become and give us some insight on what kind of person they are and what it took to get where they are at.

    In the Federer film, we get to see him as a younger teen up through the first 3 or 4 years on tour. Basically, as sureshs mentioned, we get to see Federer's growth through the tantrums, early wins, numerous losses, the death of his coach, and then the breakthrough when he finally won an ATP title and then a Wimbledon. You also get numerous clips of his family, friends, and coaches that got him to that point.

    In the Nadal show, they just follow him around the Miami tournament for a week, showing all the stuff that he typically did at the time with his coaches and friends (like chartering a boat to go fishing). That week just happened to be the one where he knocked off Federer for the first time in the 1st or 2nd round, so it made the show interesting... knowing what we know now.
     
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  12. tennis91

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    what channel is this on for comcast
     
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  13. edberg505

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    I made a dvd of it. It's pretty good.
     
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    edberg hook me up :)
     
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  15. edberg505

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    Ok, reimburse me for the cost of the dvd and shipping and it's all u'rs. that comes out to about just a little under 2 bucks. :)
     
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    Roger Federer story...

    I've been trying to catch the Roger Federer Story, but keep missing it. I was wondering if I could talk you into a dvd copy. Would be happy to send you the money, send you a disk with a self adressed stamped envelope, whatever. My son is 10, and started playing about ten months ago. He's already ranked 18th in the USTA, and would benefit greatly from that. If you can, please let me know what if any arrangements I could make with you. W/thanks, Ocin.
     
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    dude, I am all over that bro. Hook me up :D
     
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  18. edberg505

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    Ok, I will make it so.
     
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  19. Tezuka Kunimitsu

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    Are you putting in on bittorrent or shipping them to individuals? Because I would like a copy.

    ~Joe
     
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  20. edberg505

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    Hmm, would it be easier for you guys to just get it from Bittorrent? Because I can do that but the only downside is you won't get it as fast.
     
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    Anyone has a copy of this program please let me know. I would very much appreciate a copy. Put it on Bittorrent Please. Thank you in advance.
     
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    I saw the first half of the special and it was very good. I was shocked to see how volatile Federer was on court throwing fits, rackets, etc.
     
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  23. Mikael

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    Just like alienhamster I used to think that Federer didn't have what it takes to dominate. Two matches come to mind: in 2002 at Indian Wells when he lost in straight sets to my idol, Thomas Enqvist. He started pretty well but by the end of the match he had become really frustrated, yelling and throwing his racquet. Back then I just thought he'd be another Malisse.

    At the start of 2003 though he started playing really well, winning a number of tournaments until Roland Garros. Then I started respecting him more, thinking he'd probably be another Rios. I distinctly remember, when he lost to Roddick at the Canada Masters Series that year I was convinced it'd be Roddick who'd dominate tennis, not Federer. Roddick seemed too powerful, too motivated, too aggressive.

    I only appreciated his true potential when he won the Masters Cup that year, destroying Agassi in the final. After that it's been the Fedexpress all the way, with no possible doubt that he's one of the greats...
     
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  24. dysonlu

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    Did the show talked or speculated about what the turning point was, transforming Federer the volatile into Federer one of the greatest? What was the catalyst that triggered the transformation, that made him see the light at the end of the tunnel?
     
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  25. Tezuka Kunimitsu

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    Bittorrent is fine, what website do you put it on?

    Thanks

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  26. Fedubai

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    He played Hamburg one year and after a match the highlights on tv were of him and the opponent throwing rackets. He said he after that he said to himself that he didn't want to be remembered for that or something to that effect. It was time to cool it and get serious. Also, the death of his former coach and probably best friend Peter Carter. Those are two things Federer often cites.

    Federer just decided to change his behavior, and that's why he's as great as he is today. I wonder how many people realize that about Federer. They see him now and think he's always been the humble, great dude that is class all the way, always controlled. They forget that he used to be someone that probably not a lot of people would care to emulate. It's a great credit, that he learned to control his temper. I know from experience that it's not easy.
     
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  27. edberg505

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    Do you have bittorrent as well? This would be an easier and cheaper way for you to get it. Allbeit a little slower.
     
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    I'll give you 5 dollars
     
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  29. tennis_nerd22

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    hey edberg, could you put it on bit torrents? i'd love you for ever black brother... LOL :D
     
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  30. shawn1122

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    It wouldn't be that big if you ripped the DVD, instead of copying the ful 4gb image of the dvd.
     
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  31. edberg505

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    Yeah, the full thing isn't 4gigs. I think it's more like 2.
     
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  32. edberg505

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    Ok, for everyone who wants a dvd I will burn a copy for you. If you want one send me your email and we will work out getting it to you.
     
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    edberg505 - you are a good man. I don't want any dvd from you but I just wanted to appreciate your initiative on this, you are truly awesome!

    On a somewhat related note, I have DVR-ed this program on my DISH HD DVR box which has a USB port. How do I rip this on to a DVD? Pls advise.

    Thanks in anticipation,
    jaykay.
     
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    It is easy to start a torrent. Just download Bitcomet and select "make torrent." www.sladinki007.net hosts a tennis torrent forum and someone has already asked for this. That way hundreds of people can get it, instead of just a few. Just a suggestion.
     
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    thanks!
     
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  36. Roger is Boring

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    what story?
     
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  41. Gundam

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    Thanks so much, edberg505.

    If it is not a too big trouble for you, I also love to have a copy. My email is

    youngchool at gmail.com

    Let me know. I also have a paypal account. Thanks again,

    Gundam
     
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