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Re: Roger and his 15 GS Jacket
« Reply #240 on: July 17, 2009, 02:44:59 PM »
I'm not going to read all 12 pages of this thread... but I sure hope Roger dropped Rafa a thank you note for gifting him with two Grand Slams this year!

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I had a jackass comment to make too, but I don't hate Nadal I just don't love him. This is a tennis forum if you didn't remember, so just because Nadal is out for now and coming back you could still pop in and join the conversations about tennis instead of popping in to hate on Roger Federer. Don't call yourself a tennis fan if you're not

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Re: Roger and his 15 GS Jacket
« Reply #241 on: July 17, 2009, 08:15:36 PM »
I'm not going to read all 12 pages of this thread... but I sure hope Roger dropped Rafa a thank you note for gifting him with two Grand Slams this year!

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Another fail. A pointless discussion full of cheap shots was dead on its feet and a Nadal fan comes along just to get in one more cheap shot :head-smack:

I fully agree with Yellow but I guess Roger is too busy with his jacket right now to even notice.  :rofl_2:

But of course you realize Federer mentioned Nadal's absence before and after the Big W and of course after the FO. 
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Re: Roger and his 15 GS Jacket
« Reply #242 on: July 17, 2009, 08:39:04 PM »
What? This thread is still very much in discussion??   :)~


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Re: Roger and his 15 GS Jacket
« Reply #243 on: July 18, 2009, 01:25:35 AM »
What? This thread is still very much in discussion??   :)~

well it passed 12 pages, so according to Cowboy it will breeze through to 18. everyone take cover :scared:
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Re: Roger and his 15 GS Jacket
« Reply #244 on: July 18, 2009, 09:45:53 PM »
People who voted in the poll thread are trying to win by keeping this thread open. :innocent:

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Re: Roger and his 15 GS Jacket
« Reply #245 on: July 18, 2009, 10:14:15 PM »
What? This thread is still very much in discussion??   :)~

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Re: Roger and his 15 GS Jacket
« Reply #246 on: July 18, 2009, 10:39:12 PM »
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Re: Roger and his 15 GS Jacket
« Reply #247 on: July 19, 2009, 10:00:44 AM »
LEGGO MY EGO!



I want one of these!!


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Re: Roger and his 15 GS Jacket
« Reply #248 on: July 19, 2009, 01:21:19 PM »
Time for the Sydney Morning Herald to butt in:
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Roger Federer ... fashionable or slave to the sponsor? 

By winning the French Open (the one major title he had not claimed) and now Wimbledon (for the sixth time), Roger Federer has ended almost all arguments about his place in tennis history. So it is only fitting that he has started another debate: why on earth does he want to be a male model?

When he accepted his latest prize on Sunday the gold of the Wimbledon trophy teamed beautifully with the gold trim on his custom-made cream-coloured jacket, which made him look like an extra from the Sergeant Pepper's album cover. Or a hospital orderly.

On the shirt collar, subtle but still noticeable, was an "F". Rod Laver, who witnessed the final from the royal box, has recommended that tennis fans watch Federer's feet to appreciate his grace. Those who do will notice the monograms on Federer's footwear.

But wait, there's more: a cap with a monogram, regularly sighted at media conferences lest reporters need reminding of his name. Also a jacket emblazoned with a "15", the number of major titles he has now won - more than any other male player. More than Laver; more than Bjorn Borg; more than Pete Sampras, whose record he surpassed on Sunday. All three of those former champs posed with Federer after the final, resulting in a photo that reminded us how much Borg now resembles a suntanned Gerard Depardieu.

Laver, Borg and Sampras were never into bespoke jackets - let alone having one run up before winning a title, which smacks of hubris. But all in that illustrious three were trendsetters in their own way. Borg was a boon to headband makers. Sampras pioneered daggy, baggy shorts, which men sniggered at until they realised how comfortable they were. And Laver was a fan of cabbage leaves under a floppy hat to keep him cool under the fierce Queensland sun.

While Federer's fashionable side seems naff, he has shown a little more style than his valiant opponent, Andy Roddick of the United States, who wore his cap back-to-front for the trophy presentation after having it the right way round during the match. And the Swiss champ is good taste personified compared with Serena Williams, who confronted reporters after the women's final in a T-shirt with the slogan: "Are You Looking At My Titles?" Now, Ms Williams has a chest on par with La Stupenda's. But Dame Joan Sutherland was never sighted in a T-shirt.

Federer's latest victory was far from effortless. One commentator called it a tribute to his ability to "win ugly", a term denoting more guts than grace. If you have to win ugly, perhaps it is comforting to know you will look smart later - hence the jacket, the monograms and the retro long cream trousers in which he has been making entrances over the past fortnight.

In some ways it is a nod to history, in which Federer takes a keen interest, but it also suggests too much meddling from a sponsor. He could have said: just don't do it.

By winning and setting new records, Federer's substance has overshadowed his style. Had he lost (and he came close) accusations might have been made about ego and arrogance and counting chickens. But he has always favoured a "look" for each tournament. Over the years we have had Roger in blue, in red and in black. White with trimmings is terribly Wimbledon.

Tennis and fashion have long been doubles partners - right back to the 1920s, when Suzanne Lenglen bared her ankles and forearms and William "Big Bill" Tilden glided over the court in long strides. Andre Agassi teamed punk with placement and introduced the pirate look. He shunned Wimbledon for years because he did not like the dress code, then, ironically, had his break-through victory there in 1992. Yet even in his latter days he never modelled a signature line of apparel.

For now Federer's achievements trump his appearance, and that is as it should be. Tennis is about swinging a racquet, not a jacket.
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Re: Roger and his 15 GS Jacket
« Reply #249 on: July 19, 2009, 05:29:46 PM »
What? This thread is still very much in discussion??   :)~

Well, you must remember that Fed fans are quite hungry so they expect us to open threads like this one, so that it would give them one more chance to talk about their dear idol nonstop. If you say one thing, there will be five responses to one post by five different Fed fans in no time. Fanatics!  :rofl_2:  :)~  :innocent:  :zipped:  ..-)
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Re: Roger and his 15 GS Jacket
« Reply #250 on: July 20, 2009, 08:05:36 AM »
What? This thread is still very much in discussion??   :)~

Well, you must remember that Fed fans are quite hungry so they expect us to open threads like this one, so that it would give them one more chance to talk about their dear idol nonstop. If you say one thing, there will be five responses to one post by five different Fed fans in no time. Fanatics!  :rofl_2:  :)~  :innocent:  :zipped:  ..-)
duh and they call us haters  :)~ :rofl_2:   Now Monky, we are heading towards your goal of 18 pages on this thread  :rofl_2:


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Re: Roger and his 15 GS Jacket
« Reply #251 on: July 20, 2009, 09:00:11 AM »
What? This thread is still very much in discussion??   :)~

Well, you must remember that Fed fans are quite hungry so they expect us to open threads like this one, so that it would give them one more chance to talk about their dear idol nonstop. If you say one thing, there will be five responses to one post by five different Fed fans in no time. Fanatics!  :rofl_2:  :)~  :innocent:  :zipped:  ..-)
duh and they call us haters  :)~ :rofl_2:   Now Monky, we are heading towards your goal of 18 pages on this thread  :rofl_2:

Yes, all Nadal fans, Murray fans and Nole fans are haters. And also, all non Fed fans who aren't fans of any other players are also haters. The only classy people are the ones who congratulate Fed after each slam, don't criticize Fed for his long nose and his self-proclaimed jacket of his own greatness or anything for that matter, who also sympathize with his crying and most importantly, who are willing to give him the GOAT title without any remote argument. Oh and all Fed fans are the loveliest people on this planet. They only bring joy and harmony and believe in one big happy family.  :)) :)~
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Re: Roger and his 15 GS Jacket
« Reply #252 on: July 20, 2009, 09:34:46 AM »
I have not read anything since page three and have nothing to contribute, but damn, this thread has got legs.  My estimate of 18 pages may have been too conservative.  I'm going to raise all the numbers by a factor of 10.   

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Re: Roger and his 15 GS Jacket
« Reply #253 on: July 20, 2009, 09:36:28 AM »
Emma, Federer doesn't have a big nose.



I measured it :gleam:.

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Re: Roger and his 15 GS Jacket
« Reply #254 on: July 20, 2009, 10:22:25 AM »
Well, looks like a lot of the 'non-Federer fans' are doing their part to keep this thread alive and kicking too... :whistle: :innocent:

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Re: Roger and his 15 GS Jacket
« Reply #255 on: July 20, 2009, 11:01:36 AM »
Emma, Federer doesn't have a big nose.



I measured it :gleam:.


What do you talk? His nose is HUGE.  :)~
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Re: Roger and his 15 GS Jacket
« Reply #256 on: July 20, 2009, 08:01:50 PM »
Nadal's tennis bag has his name "RAFA" in bold above four Orange stars, 1 blue and one Green when he played Federer in Madrid, signifying all the painful recent defeats in Wimbledon, the AO, and the French. This wasn't during a Grand Slam as customary. did anyone notice or a better question, care? No, because it's unremarkable.
Geez, it feels so odd to actually talk about what this thread was created for.

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Re: Roger and his 15 GS Jacket
« Reply #257 on: July 20, 2009, 09:49:43 PM »
Nadal's tennis bag has his name "RAFA" in bold above four Orange stars, 1 blue and one Green when he played Federer in Madrid, signifying all the painful recent defeats in Wimbledon, the AO, and the French. This wasn't during a Grand Slam as customary. did anyone notice or a better question, care? No, because it's unremarkable.
Geez, it feels so odd to actually talk about what this thread was created for.

I was going to show you the difference between having one's name on a sports bag as opposed to wearing a jacket that screams 15 slams in front of millions of people and doing strictly for that purpose only, but then again I am having problems getting past your name. What possessed you?
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Re: Roger and his 15 GS Jacket
« Reply #258 on: July 20, 2009, 10:13:30 PM »
I was gonna say that RAFA with the 6 stars is at least 10 times bigger and had it the entire match but then I saw a personal attack. So I didn't. What's up with you and eyes?

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Re: Roger and his 15 GS Jacket
« Reply #259 on: July 21, 2009, 02:16:12 AM »
Nadal's tennis bag has his name "RAFA" in bold above four Orange stars, 1 blue and one Green when he played Federer in Madrid, signifying all the painful recent defeats in Wimbledon, the AO, and the French. This wasn't during a Grand Slam as customary. did anyone notice or a better question, care? No, because it's unremarkable.
Geez, it feels so odd to actually talk about what this thread was created for.

I was going to show you the difference between having one's name on a sports bag as opposed to wearing a jacket that screams 15 slams in front of millions of people and doing strictly for that purpose only, but then again I am having problems getting past your name. What possessed you?

Emma, Federer's outfit didn't 'scream' 15 slams. It was a simply a small number, practically hidden on the back of his jacket. If Sue Barker hadn't draw my attention to it I (or most other people) wouldn't even have seen it. I don't know why you think that Fed wore it to get attention. Why is everybody seeing so much in this jacket? This thing has gone way out of proportion!