Anyone Else Find it Remarkable

McEnroeisanartist

Hall of Fame
Anyone Else Find it Remarkable that the Australian Open is Federer's third "weakest" grand slam, where he has won 4 titles, reached another final, and reached 9 consecutive semifinals (2nd longest streak at at any grand slam in the open era).
 

marc45

G.O.A.T.
Actually it's Nadal fans who feel so insecure that they MUST point out Nadal's H2H record with Fed and the 2009 AO crying incident in EVERY ****ING THREAD.
right, the op starts two threads within minutes to make himself feel better about fed, as if these things have never been mentioned and it's nadal fans who have issues...fed fans drive this entire board and never let up on his accomplishments beyond all reason..unless of course the op is a troll and just wants to start the flame wars for fun
 

rajah84

Semi-Pro
why are federer fans so insecure?.....i don't get it

I've been on this board forever and picked up on this from day one. Perhaps you're joking, but I'm not. People who suffer from inferiority complexes are naturally drawn to things that are labeled the "greatest, genius, artist..." Not to say that only insecure people are attracted to these qualities. I for one am a Federer fan, but I'm well aware of Federer's shortcomings and have no problem accepting them, something too many Federer fans have trouble with, at least on this board anyway. Most of the Federer fans I know - we'll call them dorks - tend to be into anime and video games and hate Nadal. Yes, these same "dorks" are also attracted to the Nadal way of life, but I'm speaking about a specific segment of the dork population. These types of Federer fans don't want to believe or even hear anything that might potentially hint of a weakenss in their super hero's abilities. The arrival of Nadal only caused their insecurities to dig in deeper.

Like in most things in life, there's two sides. You have have Federer who appeals to the anime/comic, video game, church of Apple dork and you have Nadal who tends to attract more general sport enthusiasts who aren't obsessed with image and are more interested in the end result, and who's choice of smart phone would be the Samsung Galaxy :)
 

fedfan46

Rookie
I've been on this board forever and picked up on this from day one. Perhaps you're joking, but I'm not. People who suffer from inferiority complexes are naturally drawn to things that are labeled the "greatest, genius, artist..." Not to say that only insecure people are attracted to these qualities. I for one am a Federer fan, but I'm well aware of Federer's shortcomings and have no problem accepting them, something too many Federer fans have trouble with, at least on this board anyway. Most of the Federer fans I know - we'll call them dorks - tend to be into anime and video games and hate Nadal. Yes, these same "dorks" are also attracted to the Nadal way of life, but I'm speaking about a specific segment of the dork population. These types of Federer fans don't want to believe or even hear anything that might potentially hint of a weakenss in their super hero's abilities. The arrival of Nadal only caused their insecurities to dig in deeper.

Like in most things in life, there's two sides. You have have Federer who appeals to the anime/comic, video game, church of Apple dork and you have Nadal who tends to attract more general sport enthusiasts who aren't obsessed with image and are more interested in the end result, and who's choice of smart phone would be the Samsung Galaxy :)

Ok, Ill bite. I respect the hell out of Roger Federer. For as much media attention as he has gotten for so long, he still manages to show class. He doesn't act as though tennis owes him something, and still gets excited to play tournaments after being on tour for 16 years. I don't truly root for another mens player besides him, and won't until long after he retires.

I will follow that up by saying I respect the hell out of Rafael Nadal's game on the court. That's it. In my not so humble opinion, he doesn't show the game near the class it deserves, and occasionally acts as though tennis is better because he is there (see 2012 French Open Final).

I don't think it is right to link all Federer extremists and all Nadal extremists together like this post does (even if it was funny :)) as there are a select few who can see the weaknesses and more importantly the immense strengths of the other's game.

Roger Federer has 4-5 years at the most left in this great sport. Who knows how long Nadal has. All I know, is that the sport will suffer when both of these unprecedented talents are forced to retire, whether it be by age, or ailing knees.

Sorry for the random rant, but I'm tired of the notion that all Federer fans are blinded by their hatred of Nadal and vice versa.
 
I've been on this board forever and picked up on this from day one. Perhaps you're joking, but I'm not. People who suffer from inferiority complexes are naturally drawn to things that are labeled the "greatest, genius, artist..." Not to say that only insecure people are attracted to these qualities. I for one am a Federer fan, but I'm well aware of Federer's shortcomings and have no problem accepting them, something too many Federer fans have trouble with, at least on this board anyway. Most of the Federer fans I know - we'll call them dorks - tend to be into anime and video games and hate Nadal. Yes, these same "dorks" are also attracted to the Nadal way of life, but I'm speaking about a specific segment of the dork population. These types of Federer fans don't want to believe or even hear anything that might potentially hint of a weakenss in their super hero's abilities. The arrival of Nadal only caused their insecurities to dig in deeper.

Like in most things in life, there's two sides. You have have Federer who appeals to the anime/comic, video game, church of Apple dork and you have Nadal who tends to attract more general sport enthusiasts who aren't obsessed with image and are more interested in the end result, and who's choice of smart phone would be the Samsung Galaxy :)

Such a pseudo-intellectual post.
 

rajah84

Semi-Pro
Ok, Ill bite. I respect the hell out of Roger Federer. For as much media attention as he has gotten for so long, he still manages to show class. He doesn't act as though tennis owes him something, and still gets excited to play tournaments after being on tour for 16 years. I don't truly root for another mens player besides him, and won't until long after he retires.

I will follow that up by saying I respect the hell out of Rafael Nadal's game on the court. That's it. In my not so humble opinion, he doesn't show the game near the class it deserves, and occasionally acts as though tennis is better because he is there (see 2012 French Open Final).

I don't think it is right to link all Federer extremists and all Nadal extremists together like this post does (even if it was funny :)) as there are a select few who can see the weaknesses and more importantly the immense strengths of the other's game.

Roger Federer has 4-5 years at the most left in this great sport. Who knows how long Nadal has. All I know, is that the sport will suffer when both of these unprecedented talents are forced to retire, whether it be by age, or ailing knees.

Sorry for the random rant, but I'm tired of the notion that all Federer fans are blinded by their hatred of Nadal and vice versa.

I thought I made it pretty clear I was speaking of tendencies, and steered well clear of labeling all Federer fans insecure people. Next time I'll use capitals and quotation marks.

I was just a little observation. These "tendencies" do exist though, and not just in sports, but in all areas of life. Federer TENDS to attract superficial fans. These fans care more about the Federer "product"/image, theyr'e less concerned with things like "heart" and desire than winning titles. On the other hand Nadal appeals more to the general sports fan who isn't caught up in the concept of "greatness" and would rather watch a guy with half the talent bloody himself chasing down every shot. Basically, the main difference between Federer fans and everyone else is their NEED for their guy to win. We all want the player or team we pull for to succeed, but Federer fans NEED him to win to validate the reasons they support him and their insecurity contains the reasons. The only other exception to the "rule" that stands out are Serb Djokovic fans. Nole is a future prime minister of that nation, he will win in a land slide.
 

Towser83

G.O.A.T.
I've been on this board forever and picked up on this from day one. Perhaps you're joking, but I'm not. People who suffer from inferiority complexes are naturally drawn to things that are labeled the "greatest, genius, artist..." Not to say that only insecure people are attracted to these qualities. I for one am a Federer fan, but I'm well aware of Federer's shortcomings and have no problem accepting them, something too many Federer fans have trouble with, at least on this board anyway. Most of the Federer fans I know - we'll call them dorks - tend to be into anime and video games and hate Nadal. Yes, these same "dorks" are also attracted to the Nadal way of life, but I'm speaking about a specific segment of the dork population. These types of Federer fans don't want to believe or even hear anything that might potentially hint of a weakenss in their super hero's abilities. The arrival of Nadal only caused their insecurities to dig in deeper.

Like in most things in life, there's two sides. You have have Federer who appeals to the anime/comic, video game, church of Apple dork and you have Nadal who tends to attract more general sport enthusiasts who aren't obsessed with image and are more interested in the end result, and who's choice of smart phone would be the Samsung Galaxy :)

My favourite player is Federer and my phone is a Samsung Galaxy and I hate Iphones :lol:

Also Nadal and Federer are built on having opposite images but if anything Nadal is even more image based. Remember the cutoffs, the half pants, the muscles, the long hair, the fist pump? Nadal was a hugely obvious image, anyone denying that is having a laugh ;) Ever noticed how many female Nadal fans there are who love his muscles and lovely smile etc? But strictly speaking Fed and Nadal are opposites, Nike wants to make the most of both image wise.

Aso Nadal attracts a lot of people who don't like Federer. That is a big reason a lot of people started liking Nadal in the first place. And you're wrong if you think they don't need him to win. Maybe it started like that, but after he started winning off clay, many got the same needs for him to be the GOAT. Hence every loss has an excuse, no one is a better player than him on any surface. When Djokovic was beating him on HC in 2011 it was because Nadal was playing terribly etc. There's people on here saying Nadal would have 19 slams as a conservative estimate if not for injuries and that he could have a career total of 7 wimbledon titles with 10 finals making him the greatest grass player ever. So yeah Nadal fans are just as bad sometimes.

Edit* To the topic question.. we know this..... I'm a fed fan, but i'm starting to think you should just do an "amazing thing about fed" topic and put it all in there.
 
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rajah84

Semi-Pro
My favourite player is Federer and my phone is a Samsung Galaxy and I hate Iphones :lol:

Also Nadal and Federer are built on having opposite images but if anything Nadal is even more image based. Remember the cutoffs, the half pants, the muscles, the long hair, the fist pump? Nadal was a hugely obvious image, anyone denying that is having a laugh ;) Ever noticed how many female Nadal fans there are who love his muscles and lovely smile etc? But strictly speaking Fed and Nadal are opposites, Nike wants to make the most of both image wise.

Maybe the Iphone/Galaxy comparison wasn't the best analogy. I have both, the Galaxy being my primary phone. :)

That's actually a good argument though. Who's more "packaged". Maybe I should say that another way. You know what I mean. You have Mr. RF, global sport ambassador - and don't tell me that Nike didn't help him with that - he's got his bandana and his pre-porn Tiger Woods image (Nike helped their also). I think the great Pimp that is Nike has worked both these guys over. Don't forget, it was only when Nadal started routinely beating Rog that he ditched the sleeveless, pirated look. They clean look has a broader appeal and can reach more oversees markets.

Rogers' appeal is heavily invested in his winning numbers. His global appeal sky dives when he loses more than Nadal, Djokovic...
 

zagor

Bionic Poster
I've been on this board forever and picked up on this from day one. Perhaps you're joking, but I'm not. People who suffer from inferiority complexes are naturally drawn to things that are labeled the "greatest, genius, artist..." Not to say that only insecure people are attracted to these qualities.Most of the Federer fans I know - we'll call them dorks - tend to be into anime and video games and hate Nadal. Yes, these same "dorks" are also attracted to the Nadal way of life, but I'm speaking about a specific segment of the dork population. These types of Federer fans don't want to believe or even hear anything that might potentially hint of a weakenss in their super hero's abilities. The arrival of Nadal only caused their insecurities to dig in deeper.

Like in most things in life, there's two sides. You have have Federer who appeals to the anime/comic, video game, church of Apple dork and you have Nadal who tends to attract more general sport enthusiasts who aren't obsessed with image and are more interested in the end result, and who's choice of smart phone would be the Samsung Galaxy :)

Heh, this post reminds me when some Fed fan claimed that Nadal fanbase consists of sex starved/lonely housewives and gay men or something to that effect.

People sure love their bullsh1t generalizations.

I for one am a Federer fan, but I'm well aware of Federer's shortcomings and have no problem accepting them, something too many Federer fans have trouble with, at least on this board anyway.

I never get this personally, when people criticize a xy player and/or his fanbase and such but then add "I'm a fan of xy player too! Just saying it how it is, bro".

I mean does being a Fed fan add weight to your statement or something?

Rogers' appeal is heavily invested in his winning numbers. His global appeal sky dives when he loses more than Nadal, Djokovic...

If that were true I'm guessing his numbers would have likely plummeted the last 3 years (he's been in what 3 slam finals in 2010-2012?) yet i sincerely doubt that's the case, heck as far as I know, Fed's still gets the biggest endorsements out of any active player.
 

tudwell

G.O.A.T.
What really blows my mind is that Federer is tied for the most titles at three of the four slams. If he wins the Australian Open, Wimbledon, or the U.S. Open again anytime in his career he will have the outright most number of wins.
 

sunof tennis

Professional
Ok, Ill bite. I respect the hell out of Roger Federer. For as much media attention as he has gotten for so long, he still manages to show class. He doesn't act as though tennis owes him something, and still gets excited to play tournaments after being on tour for 16 years. I don't truly root for another mens player besides him, and won't until long after he retires.

I will follow that up by saying I respect the hell out of Rafael Nadal's game on the court. That's it. In my not so humble opinion, he doesn't show the game near the class it deserves, and occasionally acts as though tennis is better because he is there (see 2012 French Open Final).

I don't think it is right to link all Federer extremists and all Nadal extremists together like this post does (even if it was funny :)) as there are a select few who can see the weaknesses and more importantly the immense strengths of the other's game.

Roger Federer has 4-5 years at the most left in this great sport. Who knows how long Nadal has. All I know, is that the sport will suffer when both of these unprecedented talents are forced to retire, whether it be by age, or ailing knees.

Sorry for the random rant, but I'm tired of the notion that all Federer fans are blinded by their hatred of Nadal and vice versa.

Ditto (couldn't have said it better)
By the way, I am a Federer fan (although respect all the top 4), and I don't play video games, hate anime and don't own Apple products...
 
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