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AM28143 01-31-2008 12:50 PM

Federer on Mike and the Mad Dog
 
http://www.wfan.com/pages/744503.php

Enjoy

snoopy 01-31-2008 03:48 PM

Thanks for the link. That was a good interview.
Some points that I found interesting:

-Fed briefly mentioned that he was feeling under the weather and didn't have enough time to prepare for Oz. I think he would have won if he was fully ready and I think that he believes he would have won.

-Fed's upbeat and not upset about the loss. He even said losing can be a good thing once in a while.

-Fed is dead serious about playing until he's 35. Thats his long term goal. He says he will eventually have to play fewer matches to keep his body healthy.


Mad Dog loves tennis but he doesn't always know what he's talking about. I'm suprised he did a nice job.

I think tennisnj saw Mad Dog play at a charity event once. If I recall correctly, tennisnj said he was barely a 4.0.

TheShaun 01-31-2008 07:40 PM

thanks for the link.

Sancius 02-01-2008 05:57 AM

Good interview. Interesting that he said very firmly he wants a coach.

Leelord337 02-03-2008 12:03 AM

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Originally Posted by AM28143 (Post 2059038)

thx, enjoyed listening to it.

Sentinel 02-03-2008 12:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Sancius (Post 2060936)
Good interview. Interesting that he said very firmly he wants a coach.

Nice interview.

Also, said that for French he needs to be more on the baseline and work his way to the net. He'd like to come to the net more often, but he doesn't have a Sampras serve.

BreakPoint 02-03-2008 01:45 AM

Great interview!

Thanks for the link.

BTW, so Federer is not playing anything for over a month until Dubai in early March?

TheShaun 02-03-2008 10:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Sentinel (Post 2065185)
Nice interview.

Also, said that for French he needs to be more on the baseline and work his way to the net. He'd like to come to the net more often, but he doesn't have a Sampras serve.

coincidentally i don't have sampras' serve either. i guess roger and i are a lot more alike then you might imagine. :)

ladude1957 02-03-2008 11:25 AM

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Originally Posted by AM28143 (Post 2059038)

Mike and Chris do a great job. Thanks for the post.

Dude

AM28143 02-06-2008 07:25 PM

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Originally Posted by ladude1957 (Post 2065979)
Mike and Chris do a great job. Thanks for the post.

Dude


Chris does a great job. I don't think mike said 3 words. :)

ladude1957 02-07-2008 02:30 AM

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Originally Posted by AM28143 (Post 2073988)
Chris does a great job. I don't think mike said 3 words. :)

You are right about that interview, Mike did not say 3 words :-). In general they day after day.. they both do a great job.

Morrissey 02-07-2008 04:46 AM

I heard that interview at work with the radio on and I was laughing when Fed said "I may not have been feeling 100%, but no excuses you know." I immediately thought of Gut Reaction's threads about the "Fed language". Making excuses and then saying "no excuses". So it comes off as humility, but fake. In this interview I saw what he meant.

AM28143 02-07-2008 09:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Morrissey (Post 2074557)
I heard that interview at work with the radio on and I was laughing when Fed said "I may not have been feeling 100%, but no excuses you know." I immediately thought of Gut Reaction's threads about the "Fed language". Making excuses and then saying "no excuses". So it comes off as humility, but fake. In this interview I saw what he meant.

He wasn't 100 percent. A report stated that Federer was on medication throughout the AO, and he threw up during his match against James Blake (remember the bathroom break).

jorel 02-08-2008 07:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Morrissey (Post 2074557)
I heard that interview at work with the radio on and I was laughing when Fed said "I may not have been feeling 100%, but no excuses you know." I immediately thought of Gut Reaction's threads about the "Fed language". Making excuses and then saying "no excuses". So it comes off as humility, but fake. In this interview I saw what he meant.

Whats he suppose to say>?? He is a champion and he thinks like one... he cant be an arse about things and say that he considers himself the greatest athlete to walk on this earth, but i bet deep down he thinks it ... like a champion should think... its called confidence.. without confidence, the greatest athlete would be mediocre at best

in interviews.... one needs to be pc and also honest which is a tough balance sometimes

ladude1957 02-08-2008 08:06 AM

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Originally Posted by jorel (Post 2076917)
Whats he suppose to say>?? He is a champion and he thinks like one... he cant be an arse about things and say that he considers himself the greatest athlete to walk on this earth, but i bet deep down he thinks it ... like a champion should think... its called confidence.. without confidence, the greatest athlete would be mediocre at best

in interviews.... one needs to be pc and also honest which is a tough balance sometimes

Yes...

They are all schooled (well not the Williams Sisters) in the right way to do an interview. He is one of the best players of all time and one of the best at doing an interview.

Dude

Leelord337 02-09-2008 05:07 PM

I can't believe he said he wants to play til he's 35. i'm going to hold him to that

quest01 02-09-2008 08:56 PM

I just got done watching the interview. It was well done and I doubt if Sampras returned to the ATP he would be top 5 in the world.

BreakPoint 02-10-2008 01:22 AM

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Originally Posted by quest01 (Post 2080267)
I just got done watching the interview. It was well done and I doubt if Sampras returned to the ATP he would be top 5 in the world.

Who would know better how good Sampras is and how good the Top 5 are? You or Federer?

AM28143 02-10-2008 07:08 PM

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Originally Posted by quest01 (Post 2080267)
I just got done watching the interview. It was well done and I doubt if Sampras returned to the ATP he would be top 5 in the world.

Did Federer say Sampras would be in the Top 5? I do recall Federer suggesting that Sampras is still good enough to defeat top 5 players on a given day and on a certain surface, however, I fail to recall Federer saying Sampras would be consistently in the Top 5. Correct me if I'm wrong.

-Adam :)

Roger Federer 95 02-11-2008 02:09 PM

I Think if Sampras returned he would probably be in the top 100, if he trained well.


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