Federer's Commencement speech at Dartmouth

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Federev

G.O.A.T.
Looks like RF just got one more doctorate degree from Dartmouth today.

Dr Roger Federer was the commencement speaker today at the College today.




Starts at around 1:14

In before “Former Players Forum please”
 

Federev

G.O.A.T.
Looks like RF just got one more doctorate degree from Dartmouth today.

Dr Roger Federer was the commencement speaker today at the College today.




Starts at around 1:14

Former Players Forum please.
 

Federev

G.O.A.T.
Can't wait for Djokovic's speech at University of Phoenix.
LOL - so bad!!!!

That was freaking funny.

I cracked up for real.

But I honeslty think Novak will be making a lot of speeches before his home country’s parliament soon enough. And I think they will be good ones.
 
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Federev

G.O.A.T.
Looks like RF just got one more doctorate degree from Dartmouth today.

Dr Roger Federer was the commencement speaker today at the College today.




Starts at around 1:14
Is it just me or did Fed start to choke up at the very end?

He cries everywhere!
 

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Legend
Is it just me or did Fed start to choke up at the very end?

He cries everywhere!

I think he did choke.

I felt he did well for the most part. Made an earnest effort to connect with the students. I was impressed with the background work he did to learn about the college, the halls, the college rituals.
 

Federev

G.O.A.T.
I think he did choke.

I felt he did well for the most part. Made an earnest effort to connect with the students. I was impressed with the background work he did to learn about the college, the halls, the college rituals.

I meant “choke up” though.

Like - he started to get emotional at the very end, voice cracking.

Came up a little when he mentioned his kids.

He’s just a super emotional guy. Interesting how much intensity there is just below the surface.
 

ND-13

Legend
Universities should eliminate honorary doctorates. They should be earned. It also prevents problems when political and social winds change and suddenly the person falls out of favor.

Forget the honorary degree. How did you rate his speech ? I think they were good life lessons but some may find it too nerdy.
 

CHillTennis

Hall of Fame
Looks like RF just got one more doctorate degree from Dartmouth today.

Dr Roger Federer was the commencement speaker today at the College today.




Starts at around 1:14
...Zzzzz...
 

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The Italian Open story: what pro made the comment??

Here is an SI article from 2005 Jan.

He does not state the player there as well, but says that was the talk of the tour prior to 2002, when he didnt put things together.
 

socallefty

G.O.A.T.
It is an outrage to have a Swiss tennis player (self-confessed to not being interested in reading books) give the commencement address at an Ivy League university. I may or may not be joking.
 
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sureshs

Bionic Poster
I disagree. I cherish and value my honorary doctorate given to me by the MMIT (Mira Mesa Institute of Technology)
But I knew a guy here who had received a real doctorate in Fluid Mechanics, so I just cannot stomach this honorary thing.
 

Holmes

Hall of Fame
It is an outrage to have a Swiss tennis player (self-confessed to not being interested in reading books) give the commencement address at an Ivy League university. I may or may not be joking.
It's a bit ridiculous, and I'm not joking.
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
Maybe the University is angling for some grant from him, like a Roger Federer Endowed Professor of Sports Science or something. There is usually an ulterior motive.
 
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