If Fed were an American ...

ragnaROK

Professional
i dunno how the forums would change, i tihnk it would matter more that it'd bring a lot more popularity to the sport instead of being backpage news.
 

alan-n

Professional
He would be a boring, no personality Sampras wannabe. The haters and main stream media would have a field day with Federer if he were American since his personality trait isn't hollywood popstar poster boy.
 

West Coast Ace

G.O.A.T.
I'll go in a different direction - assuming everything else stayed the same. By all accounts he is a very nice guy - one of the few #1's who gets along great with the rest of the players in the locker room. He's well spoken in English - and that's not his native language. All this would lead to TONS of endorsement deals. He'd be doing Nike commercials with King James, Gatorade commercials with MJ, Wilson commercials with The Sisters and hawking countless other products. He'd be on Leno and Letterman every month.

And the Davis Cup would be bolted to a display case in the Hall of Fame in Newport, RI - no team would touch the US.
 

PJVA

Rookie
Right, and I don't get this thing of people saying he has no personality. I think he has an elegent, cultured way about him....that is sexy. The brash brat persona is so 70's......and out of style. Connors and McEnroe were entertaining in their day, but we don't need more immitations of them.
 

alan-n

Professional
PJVA said:
Right, and I don't get this thing of people saying he has no personality. I think he has an elegent, cultured way about him....that is sexy. The brash brat persona is so 70's......and out of style. Connors and McEnroe were entertaining in their day, but we don't need more immitations of them.
You have to remember, were talking about how he would be portrayed if he was an American. Not what he is. Most intelligent people would realize that how Roger plays tennis and his style, how he handles pressure moments very much reveals his personality and intelligence. The problem is most people aren't intelligent, they trust how someone is portrayed by mainstream media.

Because Roger isn't an IN YOUR FACE personality he wouldn't be appealing... Now if Roger were to smash more racquets, curse at linesmen / woman, all the while pretending to be some kind of rockstar...... now we are talking, kids would look up to him as a "bada$$" guy... worked for MacEnroe. Todays mainstream culture is "in yo face biotch", somehow I don't see things working out for someone of Roger's personality trait.... He'd have to take acting lessons.
 

Morpheus

Professional
Phil said:
I hope you're joking here, Morpheus. Broad brush stereotyping?
Phil, I meant that he would be perceived as a jerk by the rest of the world, despite his character, the media hype would portray him in a way that emphasizes American superiority, and the rest of the world would perceive him as a "typical" American.
 
RoddickSafin said:
nice american sterotype clockwork

American sterotype? I think there is only one American that wears a trucker cap , so not an American ster"E"otype, but rather just a harmless jab at my fellow countryman Roddick. So "You are inventing a fight, Don Quixote" says Sancho.
 

Phil

Hall of Fame
Morpheus - Maybe, but even with the typical US "media hype" around its celebrities, most people are able to distinguish between the true jerks from the decent sort-you know,the rare breed who doesn't let the hype get to him/her and stays fairly true to self. Federer's a fairly understated guy who's not brash, but who doesn't practice false humility either. Kind of similar in temperment to Sampras, who, even as an American at the top of his sport, did not come off to the rest of the world as an overbearing jerk-at least I don't think he did. Those who are brash and overbearing to begin with, will be seen that way.
 

K!ck5w3rvE

Hall of Fame
West Coast Ace said:
And the Davis Cup would be bolted to a display case in the Hall of Fame in Newport, RI - no team would touch the US.
Yeah......no-one would touch the US. Roddick, Fish, Agassi, Bryan Brothers....and you lost to CROATIA!
 
results matter ? looks and 'personality' more

i am, like i am pretty sure most people when they think about it ,in favor of the results of a player over discussions whether a player is this or that beside when he is palying or even while he / she is playing .. remember kournikova .. that was a 'steal' i feel almost embarrased for the attention she got . and certainly she benefited unreasonably form it . hope she is happy .:)
but in a time where even the highest politicians get away with everything when their facts are wrong and their 'personalities' count more than their overisght and good judgement,all over the world and this includes a country i love i feel freedom to criticise should be where it is due and not in the 'marketabilty' of a player.
imagine , for example, to have a doctor who is great looking + great persoanlity but slightly incompetent ..who would like that kind of standard as a rule..

tennis mateches are won by winnning the points , simply..
 

Morpheus

Professional
Phil, yes, that's true. Fed would be ok. I must confess that I get a bit tired of all the American hype and patriotic ferver, so I'm a bit cynical these days. It is hard to be a proud American these days, but that's another thread...
 

JCF

Rookie
alan-n said:
He would be a boring, no personality Sampras wannabe. The haters and main stream media would have a field day with Federer if he were American since his personality trait isn't hollywood popstar poster boy.

he is boring and has noi pers. anyway,
 
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