that crying episode is a bit selfish. i heard that the Clay Monster said somewhere that he found it hard to really enjoy the monent since Fed was so shook up about his loss. instead of enjoying the moment, he was compelled to console Fed.
You "heard" it eh? Well, if you find that in a post match interview please feel free to post it. Until then, nice try...
i dont have any use for spins or lies. you should know better than that by now. i have been here for a while. it was posted on the tennis.com somewhere. i guess you are no different from any other Federereesian. truth just hurts and tears away at you.
i am not going to dig it up for you. what i read was that it made him very uncomfortable just watching Fed cry his eyes out. this is why he waled over to put his arms around him and try to console him. it took away a little from his own moment.
i can assure you that that whole crying incidence is being looked at as very weak and childish around the globe. the guy has killed everybody for well over 3 years and yet no one who was destroyed by him ever cried like a wimp.
even Roddick holds his head up high and Fed has him 15-2 head-to-head.
it was also very unfare to the clay monster.
ok check this one post out from another forum. there are hundreds of such posts everywhere where some may choose to be objective:don't want to start a hate thread, but I also didn't want to co-opt another thread with this, and I can't hold it in any longer. So I must say:
I think Federer's display of emotion at the awards ceremony, and his subsequent pointed comments after the match were a display of self-involvement, self-indulgence and excuse-making. It really tipped me over the edge when I read Nadal's quote that it was hard for him to enjoy his win because Federer was so upset. How selfish of Federer to take that away from Rafa. Federer doesn't owe Nadal the enjoyment of his win, but a sportsman wouldn't have spoiled it. It doesn't take a great act of imagination to think that Nadal would never have put so much focus on himself at that moment. Or really, any other player. Only Roger felt that he had the right to bemoan something that he thought should have been his.
But if he wanted that tournament so badly, he should have played better! I agree with so many other posters here that Roger had the tournament to win. He should have. He blew it. But when you cry for that, you are only crying for yourself. When he cried at Wimbledon, he deserved his tears. I have no problem with man-tears. (I love that Nadal admitted to tears at 0-40 in the final set against Verdasco...I've never heard any athlete admit to tears DURING the match.)
I have been willing to excuse Federer's occasional arrogance after wins as the pride and confidence of a great player. As he's been losing more, I took some of his (more and more common) snarky comments as maybe misunderstood. No more. I think that Federer is a poor sportsman. He can't stand not being "The Federer", as Safin calls him, and as he sees himself.
I think he will stick around, and I think he will win more slams. I think he will probably reach his goal of surpassing Pete's record. But I will never respect him again as a sportsman, unless he changes his attitude, and fast.
keep in mind that i did not write this post. this sounds like a Fed fan to me. it is a good post.