I Have One Demand For The Federer-Nadal Semifinal

ctoth666

Banned
I have one demand, and this is it: I want Sir Roger Federer to lay it all out on the line. I want to see him want it more badly than his opponent. I want to see him get extremely animated, in victory or in defeat. I want to see him, for once, outwardly match Nadal's intensity and enthusiasm on the court. I want Federer to play like it's the last match of his life.
 

rofaol nodol

New User
Did you see his post-match interview with Courier last night? Not gonna happen buddy. To Federer this is just 'another one' of those matches with his 'good buddy' Rafa.
 

R_Federer

Professional
It would be nice if Federer complains when Nadal delays to serve and for him to serve and volley when the cheater is standing way back.
 

Manus Domini

Hall of Fame
I have one demand, and this is it: I want Sir Roger Federer to lay it all out on the line. I want to see him want it more badly than his opponent. I want to see him get extremely animated, in victory or in defeat. I want to see him, for once, outwardly match Nadal's intensity and enthusiasm on the court. I want Federer to play like it's the last match of his life.
If this could occur, I would be more than ecstatic. Federer playing his darnedest! I wanna see what I missed. :D
 

ctoth666

Banned
Did you see his post-match interview with Courier last night? Not gonna happen buddy. To Federer this is just 'another one' of those matches with his 'good buddy' Rafa.
I did and that's what kills me. Show us (me) that you really care! Break a racquet or something. I want to see desperation in his eyes. Because he is desperate to beat Nadal. Beating Nadal in a major is, for Federer, a much bigger feat than actually winning the darn thing, so don't play it down Federer. Please. You've done that, what, like everytime you've played eachother and how's that working out? Just play like the Djokovic's are holding your family hostage and won't release them unless you beat Nadal.
 
Nah. Not graceful enough. Plus, can you imagine the outrage on this forum from the *******s if Federer wins a point with "unfair" under-arm serving?
yes and it would be even better if he done it multiple times..but he wont because its not in the spirit of the game.
 

OTMPut

Hall of Fame
I have one demand, and this is it: I want Sir Roger Federer to lay it all out on the line. I want to see him want it more badly than his opponent. I want to see him get extremely animated, in victory or in defeat. I want to see him, for once, outwardly match Nadal's intensity and enthusiasm on the court. I want Federer to play like it's the last match of his life.
I much prefer Fed keep his class.

I dont buy into this intensity, fist pump, come on b.s. That is just bad behavior and lack of good upbringing.

Watch Borg and Laver play.
 

Fedchamp

Semi-Pro
I much prefer Fed keep his class.

I dont buy into this intensity, fist pump, come on b.s. That is just bad behavior and lack of good upbringing.

Watch Borg and Laver play.
+One million. Djokovic and Nadal look like idiots a lot of the time. Nadal looked like he was gonna take a dump on court after he won the 2nd set against Dimitrov yesterday. Tearing your shirt off after a win? Cmon man, where do you think you are ? In the WWE or something? I'd rather see genuine emotion, not acting for the cameras.

 
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Manus Domini

Hall of Fame
I much prefer Fed keep his class.

I dont buy into this intensity, fist pump, come on b.s. That is just bad behavior and lack of good upbringing.

Watch Borg and Laver play.
I don't think the OP mentioned fist pumping or "come on" b.s. What he wrote is every bit applicable to Borg and Laver.
 

sbengte

G.O.A.T.
Did you see his post-match interview with Courier last night? Not gonna happen buddy. To Federer this is just 'another one' of those matches with his 'good buddy' Rafa.
Yes, for once it would be interesting to see what happens if Fed keeps aside all his class and indulges in mind games, gamesmanship and employs every dirty tactic in the book when he faces Nadal. Maybe the result will be different.

Otherwise it is a re run of the same old boring script. Nothing to see there.
 

Chanwan

G.O.A.T.
Yes, for once it would be interesting to see what happens if Fed keeps aside all his class and indulges in mind games, gamesmanship and employs every dirty tactic in the book when he faces Nadal. Maybe the result will be different.

Otherwise it is a re run of the same old boring script. Nothing to see there.
I believe it was in Madrid 09 that he made Nadal wait for him before the coin toss. And won. Just saying...
 

Manus Domini

Hall of Fame
Yes, for once it would be interesting to see what happens if Fed keeps aside all his class and indulges in mind games, gamesmanship and employs every dirty tactic in the book when he faces Nadal. Maybe the result will be different.

Otherwise it is a re run of the same old boring script. Nothing to see there.
I don't think we'd want that. Watching Nadal beat himself doesn't seem very fun--and we can just watch him play Djokovic if we want that.
 

Magnus

Legend
I did and that's what kills me. Show us (me) that you really care! Break a racquet or something. I want to see desperation in his eyes. Because he is desperate to beat Nadal. Beating Nadal in a major is, for Federer, a much bigger feat than actually winning the darn thing, so don't play it down Federer. Please. You've done that, what, like everytime you've played eachother and how's that working out? Just play like the Djokovic's are holding your family hostage and won't release them unless you beat Nadal.
Totally disagree with this. While beating Nadal is big, its all about the titles, and eventually it doesn't matter who you beat to get to the titles.

I'd like to see Federer pumped up and fighting as well, but I expect to see nice Federer who gives Nadal more credit than he deserves, as always.
 

sbengte

G.O.A.T.
I don't think we'd want that. Watching Nadal beat himself doesn't seem very fun--and we can just watch him play Djokovic if we want that.
Maybe your idea of fun is watching Fed dutifully remove major obstacles in Nadal's path and then get slaughtered by him in the same fashion over and over again. To each his own.
 
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