FINALLY Federer played with FLARE and ARROGANCE!!!!

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Pretty-Boy, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. Pretty-Boy

    Pretty-Boy Banned

    Jun 2, 2009
    Well he did in his strokes there was flare and arrogance about his shots. The way he ends up after hitting a shot u know!!
  2. Phil

    Phil Hall of Fame

    Feb 11, 2004
    In a tent, along the Silk Road
    I think you wrote this because you wanted to, you know, somehow get the words "flair" and "arrogance" into a post. Roger ALWAYS plays that way, as long as he's not playing Nadal (when he plays with timidity and indecisiveness). The thing is, and I'm not "bashing" Fed ('cause I'm glad he won-I wanted him to win)-it's not difficult to play with flair and arrogance against a guy who you've totally owned over the years (lifetime 9-0 record against RS).
  3. supersmash

    supersmash Semi-Pro

    Mar 27, 2005
    Phil, your post clearly depicted the OP's arrogance toward The Man's game. You wrote it with much flair.
  4. Dedans Penthouse

    Dedans Penthouse Legend

    Feb 11, 2004
    Fed's Arrogance towards Robin Asstroughglide

    Yeah, Federer at times of 'arrogance' wears a "scruntched-up face" that could be described as a 'clentched fist'. Yesterday Fed knew even walking out onto the court that HE was Batman and Robin was going to be....well, just Robin. Had Mirka not been in the stands, Soderling would've been better off bringing a tube of lubricant with him out onto Court Central.

    If at all possible, check out an up-and-coming Federer in the 2001 Davis Cup match in Basal against the US's Jan Michael Gimball. Walking onto the court, Federer with a quasi-sneer projected "I'm your daddy, pretty boy!" .... and by the end of the day, the game but totally-inept-at-net Gambill was chopped liver.

    Sidebar: during that February, 2001 tie, Federer also played against arguably the worst American doubles tandem in Davis Cup history: Jan Michael Gimball ("the man who couldn't volley") and Justin Gimmelstob ("the man who couldn't move").
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2009

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