Any Federer Fans Not Too Upset?

InvisibleSoul

Hall of Fame
I'm a huge Federer fan, but for whatever reason, I'm not too upset about his loss today.

Of course, I would have loved if Federer kept all his streaks alive... 6 straight US Open titles... 41 straight US Open victories... chance to hold all four Slam titles concurrently... but alas, all great things must come to an end.

I think a few reasons that I'm not too upset:

- I like Del Potro more than Murray, Nadal or Djokovic
- Federer got his FO title this year
- Federer beat Sampras' all-time GS record this year
- There's still time for Federer to add more titles

The feeling for me is so different from when Federer lost to Nadal at the Australian Open... and I think Federer feels the same way as well. While he was overcome with emotion after the AO, he was totally calm and relaxed here. The AO was so much more important when he was still chasing Sampras, but now that he has gotten that out of the way, losing a slam here and there isn't that big of a deal.

Apparently both Nadal and Federer predicted Del Potro to be the next #1 player after them... not Murray or Djokovic... I guess they know what they're talking about.

I feel quite confident that Del Potro will win numerous slams in his career... but hopefully Federer will still win more before he's done!
 
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DarthFed

Hall of Fame
Not in the slightest, happy for the big guy...didn't let the occasion get to him and seems pretty humble.
 
I was disappointed that Fed lost, especially because he kind of went away in the 5th set, but I couldn't be happier for Juan Martin and I hope he stays healthy and continues to grow his game. He's a great champion and I think we'll be seeing him a lot more over the coming years.

Vamos Juan!
 

WhiskeyEE

G.O.A.T.
I'm more upset that I missed the match than I am that roger lost. Friggin lab took forever and I didn't get home from school until 4-2 in the 5th!!
 

lawrence

Hall of Fame
I'm a huge Federer fan, but for whatever reason, I'm not too upset about his loss today.

Of course, I would have loved if Federer kept all his streaks alive... 6 straight US Open titles... 41 straight US Open victories... chance to hold all four Slam titles concurrently... but alas, all great things must come to an end.

I think a few reasons that I'm not too upset:

- I like him more than Murray, Nadal and Djokovic
- Federer got his FO title this year
- Federer beat Sampras' all-time GS record this year
- There still time for Federer to add more titles

The feeling for me is so different from when Federer lost to Nadal at the Australian Open... and I think Federer feels the same way as well. While he was overcome with emotion after the AO, he was totally calm and relaxed here. The AO was so much more important when he was still chasing Sampras, but now that he has gotten that out of the way, losing a slam here and there isn't that big of a deal.

Apparently both Nadal and Federer predicted Del Potro to be the next #1 player after them... not Murray or Djokovic... I guess they know what they're talking about.

I feel quite confident that Del Potro will win numerous slams in his career... but hopefully Federer will still win more before he's done!

i feel the same way, federer still has the slam record and Delpo is just a really nice guy, he's like a big friendly giant haha.
 

VivalaVida

Banned
I applaud you guys. I have been down since the match ending. Del Potro played an amazing match. I need to learn to be more objective, It is only a game after all. It is ridclous that I dont even know Federer personally and yet when he loses it is enough to make my day go down the drain.Especially now that I am busy with college. I think I am gonna take a break from posting for while. It has been a great US Open. See you guys later.
 

DarthFed

Hall of Fame
I applaud you guys. I have been down since the match ending. Del Potro played an amazing match. I need to learn to be more objective, It is only a game after all. It is ridclous that I dont even know Federer personally and yet when he loses it is enough to make my day go down the drain.Especially now that I am busy with college. I think I am gonna take a break from posting for while. It has been a great US Open. See you guys later.

Nah don't feel down..usually what makes me feel weird about feds losses (big ones) are his reactions..he seemed content.hell i almost thought i sensed a retirement speech, if he's okay with the loss then his fans should be as well.
 

kimbahpnam

Hall of Fame
yup...i think that's how Fed feels as well. He didn't seem too broken up about it. When he won the previous two slams, I think that really changed his perspective on losing slams.
 

tennis_hand

Hall of Fame
I like del potro. so not really upset. i predicted yesterday that Del Potro will win. Del Potro's game is nice to watch.

Fed already won FO and wimbledon this year. so i am not upset.
 

InvisibleSoul

Hall of Fame
I applaud you guys. I have been down since the match ending. Del Potro played an amazing match. I need to learn to be more objective, It is only a game after all. It is ridclous that I dont even know Federer personally and yet when he loses it is enough to make my day go down the drain.Especially now that I am busy with college. I think I am gonna take a break from posting for while. It has been a great US Open. See you guys later.
I can totally relate to how you feel... but the whole reason I made this thread is because this time feels different than him losing to Nadal all those other times, when there seemed to be so much more on the line...

Certainly when he lost the AO earlier this year, I was down for awhile too...
 

jessey

Rookie
i am fed fan, but i thought it was beautful how potro won it, and moved by the award ceremony . By the way, that old man presenter was so rediculous; kept stressing the money and the prize when that's the last thing potro worries about, and wouldn't even let him speak!
 

Wild Ace

Rookie
Here, here.

Today Juan Martin deserves it more than Fed does. Happy for Juan Martin, not too cut up about Fed not winning.

Isn't Fed his hero too?
 

Netspirit

Hall of Fame
Hi, this is Captain Obvious speaking.

Federer had to lose in the U.S. Open one day. That day happened to be today. Still, it was not 2-2-2 - it was a dramatic 5-set battle.

I do like Del Potro. He is a big guy with a big heart. We desperately needed a new face in men's tennis, and we have finally got it. Welcome, Juan Martin!

This is also a new era. The serve-and-volley era ended with Sampras, and Federer was part of it. The baseline chasing & topspin hitting era ended with Nadal, and Federer was part of it. Watch the new era coming - huge guys with huge FLAT cannons (JMDP, Soderling). And The Immortal is still part of this one too.
 

Pseudonym

Rookie
I applaud you guys. I have been down since the match ending. Del Potro played an amazing match. I need to learn to be more objective, It is only a game after all. It is ridclous that I dont even know Federer personally and yet when he loses it is enough to make my day go down the drain.Especially now that I am busy with college. I think I am gonna take a break from posting for while. It has been a great US Open. See you guys later.

I usually got down when Fed kept losing in finals and not being able to beat Sampras' all-time record.

Now that he has, I (as well as Fed) think he can continue playing to his heart's content.

Nah don't feel down..usually what makes me feel weird about feds losses (big ones) are his reactions..he seemed content.hell i almost thought i sensed a retirement speech, if he's okay with the loss then his fans should be as well.

When he started talking about how supportive the crowd has been for all these years, he was almost going to say that this was his last major. It seriously did sound like a retirement speech.
 

drakulie

Talk Tennis Guru
The only reason fed lost was because he had to play the late match yesterday and because of the stupid scheduling. It's not fair. :)
 

AAAA

Hall of Fame
After what happened at the FO and Wimbledon I'm not too bothered by the loss. See my signature, that's what it was always about for me.

The Aus Open has just become even more interesting.

Can Nadal recover? Does Federer really want it? Will Soderling and Del Potro be on form and in Nadal's half of the draw? What about Cilic? What about Murray, will he sort out his game plan for the slams?
 

hellonewman

New User
Kinda sad, but not too upset...I felt Fed mystifyingly played below par in the 5th set though, guess it was not his day. Kudos to DelPo for his amazing match - those forehands!
 

malakas

Banned
I am upset..but of course not as upset like Wimby08.No comparison.

BUT I'm also really happy though for JMDP!If there was ONE guy from the top I would choose Fed to lose to,if I had to,it would him for sure.

So it's bitteeeer....sweet.:)
 

jman

Semi-Pro
Not to dissappointed.
But would have like to see Fed keep the high quality in the 5th and fight it out. The better player won today, and is a threat for AO10'
 
Just smiles all round' really. JMDP is a likable guy and he deserved it today. Federer didn't seem too shaken up about it now, I don't think at this point he has the hunger anymore, after #15 his fiece passion just to win has died. Now he's playing relaxed and better than ever, there is no pressure, he has already cemented his position in sports history. He's now playing just for the love of the game.
 

SAFINATORZ

Hall of Fame
delp po just beat federer with that massive forehand of his, only way to beat fed is to power thru, nevertheless an entertaining match after a few days of rain.
 

jwbarrientos

Hall of Fame
I am a big fan of Roger, but come on this match was amazing, Delpo never gave up the match, he's so nice person and also my countrymen :mrgreen:
 

JeMar

Legend
Yeah, I'm very happy for Del Potro. He definitely earned his title.

Flash in the pan players do not win the U.S. Open, so it would be wise to expect big things from this guy.
 

defrule

Professional
I'm disappointed because he could have played better but in the end it's up to the players to bring their games to the match.

However you look at it, Del Potro was the better player today and deserved the championship. Today is Del Potro's day, no one can take that from him.
 

icedevil0289

G.O.A.T.
I applaud you guys. I have been down since the match ending. Del Potro played an amazing match. I need to learn to be more objective, It is only a game after all. It is ridclous that I dont even know Federer personally and yet when he loses it is enough to make my day go down the drain.Especially now that I am busy with college. I think I am gonna take a break from posting for while. It has been a great US Open. See you guys later.

I understand. I was a bit upset, but overall really happy for dpot. I was just happy fed did not cry. He was really gracious in defeat. Had this been rafa on the other side, I might have been uspet, just because of how rafa has had roger's number for a while, or maybe even murray.
 

zagor

Bionic Poster
I applaud you guys. I have been down since the match ending. Del Potro played an amazing match. I need to learn to be more objective, It is only a game after all. It is ridclous that I dont even know Federer personally and yet when he loses it is enough to make my day go down the drain.Especially now that I am busy with college. I think I am gonna take a break from posting for while. It has been a great US Open. See you guys later.

Man,it's perfectly normal to feel down when your favourite player or favourite club(in team sports)loses,it's not ridiculous.Ridiculous is what soccer fans do to each other because they root for opposite teams.

It will always hurt Fed fans to see him lose but you have to look at a bright side here:

-Delpo has a truly great game(plays a powerful brand of tennis but also has a very good tennis brain)and is a nice guy.

-It's good for tennis to see young players stepping up and making a breakthrough.

-His fans here in this forum are great guys/gals,all of them.Be glad for them.

-So many great things happened to Fed this year,twin girls,winning FO+Wimbledon,breaking Pete's slam record.Now USO would have been icing on the cake but the man can't win everything no matter how terrific of a player he is(one of the best ever to step on a tennis court).
 

icedevil0289

G.O.A.T.
Man,it's perfectly normal to feel down when your favourite player or favourite club(in team sports)loses,it's not ridiculous.Ridiculous is what soccer fans do to each other because they root for opposite teams.

It will always hurt Fed fans to see him lose but you have to look at a bright side here:

-Delpo has a truly great game(plays a powerful brand of tennis but also has a very good tennis brain)and is a nice guy.

-It's good for tennis to see young players stepping up and making a breakthrough.

-His fans here in this forum are great guys/gals,all of them.Be glad for them.

-So many great things happened to Fed this year,twin girls,winning FO+Wimbledon,breaking Pete's slam record.Now USO would have been icing on the cake but the man can't win everything no matter how terrific of a player he is(one of the best ever to step on a tennis court).

well sad, although you kind of make it sound like you're not a fed fan. lol. Like I said, I'm just happy he didn't cry because for a sec I thought he would. He was very gracious. I think it would have hurt if this was rafa on the other side of the net.
 

malakas

Banned
I applaud you guys. I have been down since the match ending. Del Potro played an amazing match. I need to learn to be more objective, It is only a game after all. It is ridclous that I dont even know Federer personally and yet when he loses it is enough to make my day go down the drain.Especially now that I am busy with college. I think I am gonna take a break from posting for while. It has been a great US Open. See you guys later.

good choice.I will do the same because it takes a lot of time.Esp now that the USO is over.

also if you let this defeat affect you like that,I think the break will help you.It has helped me before.:) This forum is very nice and you're going to come back sooner or later.Good luck at college!!!
 
Man,it's perfectly normal to feel down when your favourite player or favourite club(in team sports)loses,it's not ridiculous.Ridiculous is what soccer fans do to each other because they root for opposite teams.

It will always hurt Fed fans to see him lose but you have to look at a bright side here:

-Delpo has a truly great game(plays a powerful brand of tennis but also has a very good tennis brain)and is a nice guy.

-It's good for tennis to see young players stepping up and making a breakthrough.

-His fans here in this forum are great guys/gals,all of them.Be glad for them.

-So many great things happened to Fed this year,twin girls,winning FO+Wimbledon,breaking Pete's slam record.Now USO would have been icing on the cake but the man can't win everything no matter how terrific of a player he is(one of the best ever to step on a tennis court).

+1, excellent post
 

Serve_Ace

Professional
Op you're completely right, this emotion, I actually feel alright you know? When Federer lost the AO I think I almost cried like him, but this US open I was like hey this isn't bad at all. Juan is a great guy!
 

icedevil0289

G.O.A.T.
Op you're completely right, this emotion, I actually feel alright you know? When Federer lost the AO I think I almost cried like him, but this US open I was like hey this isn't bad at all. Juan is a great guy!

I never really cried for a fed loss. Did not cry for AO. I think fed cried enough for all of us. The only time I came close to crying for a loss was wimbledon. That was just painful.

the one time I did full out cry was when roger won the FO. That was tears of joy though.
 

zagor

Bionic Poster
well sad, although you kind of make it sound like you're not a fed fan. lol. Like I said, I'm just happy he didn't cry because for a sec I thought he would. He was very gracious. I think it would have hurt if this was rafa on the other side of the net.

Without question,I'm also happy he was gracious in the trophy ceremony and didn't cry.

And I'm still a big Fed fan :),it's just that I like Delpo's game as well,I hopped on his bandwagon in FO this year(not just his match against Fed but the whole tourney he played amazing).
 

Blue Drop

Rookie
Not too upset. Wish Fed had served better, but really, the guy had an incredible year (French, GS record, marriage, twins). You can't win 'em all. Plus, delpo played really well, considering it was his first GS final. Grea match all around.
 

icedevil0289

G.O.A.T.
Without question,I'm also happy he was gracious in the trophy ceremony and didn't cry.

And I'm still a big Fed fan :),it's just that I like Delpo's game as well,I hopped on his bandwagon in FO this year(not just his match against Fed but the whole tourney he played amazing).

lol, that's cool. Not a fan of dpot, but quite like him. Btw zagor just curious, do you have a favorite player really and if so who?
 

DarthFed

Hall of Fame
Op you're completely right, this emotion, I actually feel alright you know? When Federer lost the AO I think I almost cried like him, but this US open I was like hey this isn't bad at all. Juan is a great guy!

My sentiments exactly
 

zagor

Bionic Poster
lol, that's cool. Not a fan of dpot, but quite like him. Btw zagor just curious, do you have a favorite player really and if so who?

I have a lot of favourite players but my favourite player of all time is still Fed and always will be,after him it's probably Nalbo and Goran,they're the closest.
 

Polvorin

Professional
I'm not really sad about the loss. A little disappointed because I thought he played pretty badly. I was surprised he didn't try to do more to throw Delpo out of his rhythm. I was surprised his forehand and serve deserted him. But hopefully he'll bounce back. The losses help you appreciate the wins.
 

Serve_Ace

Professional
I never really cried for a fed loss. Did not cry for AO. I think fed cried enough for all of us. The only time I came close to crying for a loss was wimbledon. That was just painful.

the one time I did full out cry was when roger won the FO. That was tears of joy though.

Yeah I know what you mean, the AO was really just touching the way Federer felt like he bounced back but just to be shut down again by his roadblock (Nadal) I know how he felt like I suppose....I have people like that in my life..no matter what just can't seem to get past them no matter what method you try. Wimbledon was sad too, seeing Federer look like he's about to cry and looks destroyed was a lot more sad than actually seeing him burst out in tears.
 

mercuryguy

New User
I'm a huge Federer fan, but for whatever reason, I'm not too upset about his loss today.

Of course, I would have loved if Federer kept all his streaks alive... 6 straight US Open titles... 41 straight US Open victories... chance to hold all four Slam titles concurrently... but alas, all great things must come to an end.

I think a few reasons that I'm not too upset:

- I like him more than Murray, Nadal and Djokovic
- Federer got his FO title this year
- Federer beat Sampras' all-time GS record this year
- There still time for Federer to add more titles

The feeling for me is so different from when Federer lost to Nadal at the Australian Open... and I think Federer feels the same way as well. While he was overcome with emotion after the AO, he was totally calm and relaxed here. The AO was so much more important when he was still chasing Sampras, but now that he has gotten that out of the way, losing a slam here and there isn't that big of a deal.

Apparently both Nadal and Federer predicted Del Potro to be the next #1 player after them... not Murray or Djokovic... I guess they know what they're talking about.

I feel quite confident that Del Potro will win numerous slams in his career... but hopefully Federer will still win more before he's done!

Yes I feel the same way. I am a big Federer fan and was upset a little bit but not as much as if he had lost to Nadal. I like Del Potro, he is the REAL DEAL. Atleast fed took it to 5 sets unlike Nadal.
 

singer

Rookie
I am a big Federer fan and I was disappointed at his loss. But I am glad he lost to a classy, up and coming player. I am quite happy for Delpo.

On the analysis side, Federer does not deserve to win today. He won the first set and led in the second set mainly due to bad plays by Delpo. When Delpo continuously improved through out the match, Fed was still relatively good but not good enough, of course. Fed's first serve failed him which forced Delpo to break him in the 5th. So Fed does not deserve to win today.
 
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RalphNYC

Semi-Pro
I'm a fed fan too and am not too upset. I was cringing though hoping Fed would keep his cool during the trophy pres. All is well in tennis-dom.
 

InvisibleSoul

Hall of Fame
Federer didn't seem too shaken up about it now, I don't think at this point he has the hunger anymore, after #15 his fiece passion just to win has died. Now he's playing relaxed and better than ever, there is no pressure, he has already cemented his position in sports history. He's now playing just for the love of the game.
Well, I don't really agree with that... I mean, obviously he loves the game... but I don't believe he doesn't have the hunger anymore. He's a fierce competitor, and as such, if he's still playing, he still wants to win. He is more relaxed now than a year ago because he got his demons out of the way... the FO for the career slam and beating Sampras' record, but I have no doubt he would love to continue adding slams to his resume until he no longer can...
 

angharad

Semi-Pro
I feel like I woke up knowing Federer wouldn't win. I'm glad it was Del Potro, though. He's really grown on me in the past year or so, and his reaction to winning was so genuine that I couldn't help but be happy for him.

Federer's accomplished enough this year, in my mind. He didn't need the USO like he needed it last year. It's no longer validation - he's achieved what so many were putting on him for such a long time, that anything else is just a bonus.
 
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