MJ Fernandez : Roger Federer looks up to Hingis

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Applez

Guest
During the Australian Open commentary on ESPN today, MJ Fernandez mentioned that Roger Federer looks up to fellow Swiss Martina Hingis because Hingis was already #1 in the world while Roger was just starting up

Interesting...
 

VamosRafa

Hall of Fame
Yes, and Roger says he is worried about Nadal - we've seen several reports on that on Swiss TV in recent days.

So does he say it because he means it, or does it say it for political/tactical reasons, as has been suggested here before??
 

VamosRafa

Hall of Fame
sandiegotennisboy said:
yeah theyre both artists on the court, theyre both swiss, and are/were #1
I agree about Hingis being an artist on the court, but she couldn't persevere against the power game.

Roger seems to be able to do both so far. But certainly, Hingis was a master in terms of shot-selection. There is no one in the women's game today who has the same acumen and all-court game. She set up the points and was always in place to hit the winning shot. It was fun to watch her.
 
he was 16 when she was number 1, and theres not a lot of #1s coming from SUI so who else is there to look up to (in your country at least)

and....roger is not they type to say "oh i never looked up to her." he's always very PC in his answers.
 

superman1

Legend
He says she'll be top 20 soon, which I agree with. If she keeps up this quality tennis, top 10 is a possibility (though she'd have to beat a lot of seeds and get through a lot of tough first rounders). But Hingis should be the one looking up to Federer. He neutralizes everyone's weapons with a flick of the wrist.
 

Shabazza

Legend
Roger was looking up to Hingis, as he did to Becker, when he was still a ballkid, - around 14-15 years old, - surely you don't believe he's still looking up to her now after he's achieved so much! Of course, he respect Hingis and her game, but nothing more imho.
 
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dbcontrol

Guest
Hingis was a master in terms of shot-selection. There is no one in the women's game today who has the same acumen and all-court game. She set up the points and was always in place to hit the winning shot. It was fun to watch her.
Was? Are you not watching AO this year Vamos? From what I've seen in her first and second round matches, Martina remains a master of shot selection and is undeniably fun to watch. In fact, Hingis' clinical 6-1 6-2 victory over no.30 seed Vera Zvonareva was one of the most enjoyable women's matches I've watched in quite a while almost exclusively due to Martina's astounding skills on a tennis court. Welcome back Miss Hingis!
 
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BreakPo¡nt

Guest
VamosRafa said:
I agree about Hingis being an artist on the court, but she couldn't persevere against the power game.

Roger seems to be able to do both so far. But certainly, Hingis was a master in terms of shot-selection. There is no one in the women's game today who has the same acumen and all-court game. She set up the points and was always in place to hit the winning shot. It was fun to watch her.
*sighs* uhh..here we go again! I think overly-obsessed fans who DO NOT PLAY TENNIS do not have credible opinions and comments of that nature.;)
 

VamosRafa

Hall of Fame
BreakPo¡nt said:
*sighs* uhh..here we go again! I think overly-obsessed fans who DO NOT PLAY TENNIS do not have credible opinions and comments of that nature.;)
And in 5 posts, from December, you have determined that I don't play tennis and am some obsessed fan? Do you rely on tarot cards to know what folks have done in the past? Pretty amazing stuff. ;-)
 

fererrodf

New User
I can understand why Roger looks up to Hingis when he was making a mark in the circuit while Hingis was clearly the No 1 player. Probably inspired by her all-court game and daft touches at the net.
 

Brettolius

Professional
VamosRafa said:
Yes, and Roger says he is worried about Nadal - we've seen several reports on that on Swiss TV in recent days.

So does he say it because he means it, or does it say it for political/tactical reasons, as has been suggested here before??
So what? What does that have to do with Hingis and Federer? Chill out with the Nadal barrage, fer Christ sake.
 
VamosRafa said:
And in 5 posts, from December, you have determined that I don't play tennis and am some obsessed fan? Do you rely on tarot cards to know what folks have done in the past? Pretty amazing stuff. ;-)
Vamos Llamas: As to the "5 posts," check out the Miscellaneous Section. There are a number of threads today that center around "I.D. theft" that is, people user other's USERNAMES. In the case of "Breakpoint" there is an "original" Breakpoint who has a zillion posts to his/her credit and who has started a thread calling attention to these imposters who are suddenly popping up (or maybe some computer geeks' idea of a clever practical joke). So this may be a different Breakpoint masquarading as the "original." (Good witch/bad witch syndrome). There's another thread in that same section (replete with an angry emoticon) entitled "Chris-TW, please ban...." that also deals with "cyber name theft." Heads up--this is creepy. Thank goodness I usually post in jibberish; a "John Hancock" signiture of sorts that's tought to forge. ;-)
 

legolas

Banned
VamosRafa said:
Yes, and Roger says he is worried about Nadal - we've seen several reports on that on Swiss TV in recent days.

So does he say it because he means it, or does it say it for political/tactical reasons, as has been suggested here before??
roger should be worried of rafa, but last eyar was the worst uso for me when nadal lost early
 
I would like to look up to her ...on top of me!! : )

Sure he looks up to her. Roger is very humble and she is a great talent.
 
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