why is everyone mad at federer?

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  1. slicefox

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    he is just trying to bring back some classic touch to wimbledon, back in the day when they used to play with wood and wore those clothes.

    what's wrong about wearing a vest? he takes it off during the game...
     
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  2. Claudius

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    It looks ridiculous. But what's even more ridiculous are people who are judging his character based on a poor outfit.
     
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  3. nfor304

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    It looks terrible and it serves no purpose but to attract more attention to himself
     
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  4. Nadal_Freak

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    Those clothes should be left in the past. Not made for tennis players to wear. Shame on Nike.
     
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  5. Conquistador

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    Federer stands for class. Whenever you live in a classless world like we do today, then the classless people arent going to respect him.
     
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  6. maverick66

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    this is correct. He wants us all to know that he is great.

    thanks for calling me classless.
     
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  7. Magix

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    C'mon now! :) Fed's one person. Let Nike go, as they have plenty of other players who obviously prefer alternative clothing. Besides, you'll only see these clothes for a possible two weeks.

    That's one way you could view it, I suppose.
     
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  8. Blinkism

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    The clothes were ridiculous, sure, but that's no reason to be mad at Fed.

    If he loses to Murray in the final, I'll be mad!!
     
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  9. VivalaVida

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    that makes the two of us. Murray is a total muppet.
     
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    Thanks a lot Viva.
    I've been searching for hte right word to describe Murray for a long time.
    You hit the nail on the head :-D
     
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  11. BreakPoint

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    If anyone wants to get mad, you should be mad at Nike, not Federer. It was Nike that designed and then gave the clothes to Federer to wear, after all.

    Don't forget that Nike is paying Federer huge bucks to wear those clothes.

    If someone paid you $1 million to wear Federer's outfit, everyone on this board would be wearing it. I guarantee it.
     
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  12. maverick66

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    clearly nike designs it. Because you see so many people walking around with similar clothes. Its a rog design with nike logos on it.
     
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  13. BP, if I had Federer's money, there is no way I'd wear it for an extra million. And if I WAS paid a million to wear it I'd be laughing at myself right along with everyone else, then I'd pocket the check.

    But just out of curiosity, who exactly is "mad" at Federer? Not sure if I missed something here.
     
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  14. vndesu

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    true that.
    this is like how ppl dont like nadal with a polo and want the pirate look back xD
     
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    I suppose its his choice. God gave him a brain. You like Federer for his character not his clothes, you could pick on something someone wears and make it a choice not to like them, or you could just say afforded a choice I wouldn't wear that but I like him anyway.
     
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  16. DjordjeRosic

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    MontX is correct, anyway on a side note to some one elses previous comment, arent Murray and Federer in the same bracket meaning they cannot play one another in the finals.....?

    -Djordje
     
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  17. fed_is_GOD

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    CANT U SEE THE OBVIOUS?????

    All these people..nadal freak, maverick etc etc do not like federer because their girlf friends' fantasize being in bed with federer...He is too irrestible..this naturally makes them inferior..so the hate and as for nadal he is always out on INJURY when needed i mean on bed...so no problem and risk supporting that guy...

    did i sum every thing UP???
     
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  18. fed_is_GOD

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    Count me too...I DESPISE murray..
     
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  19. chrisdaniel

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    Federer is cool in my book. Once again I will stand by what I said when Nadal was in pink. Some of you don't know a thing about style. It's called presence.
     
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  20. Tennis_Bum

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    Fair statement. I agree he looks over the top, but when he takes off all the Halloween costume, he plays pretty good tennis for a first round. Somehow, he always work something out with Nike to look provocative, some like it others hate it. Me, I find the bag and this year outfit a little too much, the bag is old, but the Halloween costume is something else. I don't care much for it, but I can tolerate it as long as he plays good tennis.

    Perhaps, the deal with Nike was too good to past up so he was okay with the Halloween costume. Who knows.
     
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    no, they are in separate halves
     
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  22. IvanAndreevich

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    Fed's suit > Nadal's pink shirt.
     
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  23. Tennis_Bum

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    I hate Murray for his pushing game and for his constant barking for attention at slams. Now the bark is getting louder and louder, of course, he feels justify to bark very loud at Wimbledon.

    Actually, I am with Viva. I like Fed and Murray both make it to the final, but I like Fed to whip Murray's ass in straight sets just to shut him up for one day at least.
     
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  24. Blinkism

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    We should start the "I Hope Federer puts that Muppet in his place" Club... but we'd need a shorter name.
     
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  25. joeri888

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    Good post!

    Everyone is entitled to their opinion on his clothes, and Federer probably wants people to talk about his clothes or he'd wear something normal. What he did in 2007, I liked that a lot. 2008 was so so, 2009 is just ridiculous imho. People still give Federer a lot of respect, but everyone can say that his clothes are dead ugly. His tennis is what matters to me though.
     
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  26. zagor

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    Well his outfit is really ridiculous this year but I'm more interested in how he you know actually plays this year at Wimbledon(schocking I now).
     
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  27. chrisdaniel

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    O.k. my comment about some of you all not knowing anything about style is a little harsh. I take that a little back :-? You have the right to think anything you want about his wardrobe choices. But I will say that anything that gets to the top in any industry will be the target of many things, including clothing.
    Thats why it's always the top most marketable players that do these sorta things. I don't know if Fed enjoys it, but I lean toward yes, he does. And that's part of being intimidating on the court.
     
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  28. Tennis_Bum

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    Well, his tennis may be intimidating, but the clothes are a bit over the top. He doesn't look intimidating by wearing the Halloween costume but when he takes to damn thing off and plays some nasty tennis, then he's intimidating.
     
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  29. zagor

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    Man purse is hardly intimidating LOL,it's probably the opposite but it doesn't matter that much anyway since Fed's tennis on grass is intimidating enough if he plays well that day.
     
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  30. DjordjeRosic

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    Oh oh, ok thanks, I always remebered that when Djoko was 3rd he would be in the same bracket as Fed in the Australian Open, and Murray (at 4th) would be in Nadals bracket. So I figured that since Murray is 3rd he would be in Feds..... oh well flawed logic I guess =/

    -Djordje
     
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    Yea, that would only make sense but...tennis draws can be strange. I wonder if we will ever see a tournament with dynamic draws that change depending on who makes it through each round (re-seeding), like hockey.
     
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  32. abudhabi tennis

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    The jacket looks like a classic BELSTAFF jacket. Unfortunatley if ur American or Australian you may not appereciate the beauty of Belstaff,especially when worn by Roger Federer. Its pure Brit-Italian design, the one worn by Tom Cruise in MI1
     
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    no, it is not intimidating sitting on the other side of a T.V. But the heights that Federer has reached must seem unreachable to other players, kinda like Frodo thinking of the Shire when he is in the middle of an impossible task. Except the Shire is Federer, his titles, and his man purse.
     
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  34. DownTheLine

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    That's there point...
     
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  35. Mkie7

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    Love the guy... he's gotta lose the outfit though. Reminds me of a white Micheal Jackson
     
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    To the post above me. Kinda like Donald Trumps hair. He does not have to have it like that. But he obviously feels awesome with it and so untouchable that it just makes him even more Iconic. And it gives him / nike even more attention.
     
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  37. cueboyzn

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    I agree.

    10 char
     
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  38. slepax

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    As with many other things, you are what you wear, and that outfit was very cocky. Some people judged Nadal by his outfit (see below)..

    Now, this is ridiculous. Surely Nike did not force Federer to wear this outfit, no one pointed a gun to his head. Nike also designed a a pink shirt, I didn't see Federer wearing one. I won't be surprised if it will turn out that Nike actually designed this outfit especially for Federer, maybe even at his own request.
     
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  39. cueboyzn

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    Just out of interest what does he keep in that white and gold bag?
     
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  40. cork_screw

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    Nobody is "mad" at federer. There's just a lot of Nadal and Sampras a-holes out there.
     
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  41. Tennis_Bum

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    Tissue. JK.
     
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  42. roysid

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    Nike discussed the dress with Federer. I think it's more Federer's idea than Nike.
    He probably thinks that cardigan didn't work last year so let's go back to jacket with which he won twice.

    I'd expected him not to wear any of these this year as he is no longer the defending champion.

    Whatever he wore, was more appropriate for a costume drama, not Wimbledon. Murray scored hands down with his clothing line which was perfect for the occasion.
     
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  43. cueboyzn

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    I am sure Roger loses a lot of sleep at night because of the people that bash him and "hate" him on this tennis forum

    /end Sarcasm
     
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  44. cueboyzn

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    Murrays a la Fred Perry outfit effort was pretty weak compared to Rogers NIke outfit. Ok the Jacket he could have maybe done without, but the waistcoat was really classy and looked good on him.

    He can wear things like this whereas they would not sit well on most other players because it would look stupid on them. Roger can get away with wearing things like this because he has the class and the personality and charisma (and yes, the achievements) to carry it off.
     
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  45. cueboyzn

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    Honestly I don't know why there is such a hullabaloo over something like this. If you ask the actual people at the Centre Court stadium im sure you would find that over 80-90% of them liked the outfit. Id venture a guess its only fanatical people on this and other tennis forums that actually get so worked up about things like this. People out there in the real world watching the matches and being part of the tournament and atmosphere probably think it is a really nice throwback to the old days of the sport. This is the difference between the Internet world and the Real world.
     
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  46. Leublu tennis

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    don't think so9
     
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  47. Not to be smarmy, but people in the real world generally don't care at all about tennis, for better or worse. These kinds of outfits certainly don't help it's "wuss" image among other sports fans.
     
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  48. Leublu tennis

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    I agree. Clothes like that don't belong on a tennis court.
     
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  49. feetofclay

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    Which is what he loves most.
     
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  50. ChanceEncounter

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    I'll see your Fed's cruise ship uniform, and I'll raise you Nadal's pink shirt and yellow bandana.
     
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