As are too many blind fans.
Too many bitter fans in here after the GOAT(Federer) made history in Paris and in London in just a few weeks. If 15 slams wasn’t the number to break Pete’s record, then the GOAT wouldn’t be wearing that jacket on that Sunday. It doesn’t matter if it was Roddick or someone else was in the final, it serve as a reminder on that day the GOAT has set a new world record.
Only bitterless can lead to blind fanatic!
The Goat took center stage in the past month, so the only bitter person is you, not the Federer fans.
Who is talking about bitter? And what on earth does your bold part mean?
Base on all of your posts that I've read, that's sound bitter to me.
Yes it is bitter....and I'm not the only one saying it...perhaps on this message board because everyone I see here seems to be a fed fan so they obviously will not agree with me...I already posted a link where media personnel think the way i do and I post another one here.
Why Roger Federer has become a preening poser in the emperor's new clothes
By Oliver Holt 8/07/2009
Read Oliver Holt's column every Wednesday on Mirror.co.uk
Roger Federer and Andy Roddick (Pic:Getty)
Andy Roddick wore a T-shirt and shorts when he walked out on Centre Court on Sunday. He looked like a tennis player.
The bloke walking next to him looked like an extra from Bruno.
Either that or Roger Federer had got dressed early for the Champions Ball.
It felt uncomfortable seeing him like that, seeing a great champion who has become so intoxicated with his own image that he is making himself a laughing stock. A man who was once the epitome of modesty and humility but is now tarnishing his genius with increasingly graceless arrogance.
Someone needs to tell the guy that not only is he making a fool of himself but he's losing admirers fast, 15 Grand Slam titles or not.
Someone needs to tell him that there was a reason the crowd was cheering for Roddick, and it wasn't because the American was the underdog. Someone needs to point out we're getting deep into The Emperor's New Clothes territory now.
When the six-time Wimbledon champion walked out for the men's final on Sunday in his ridiculous high-collared jacket and gold monogrammed shirt, it was hard not to laugh.
Federer looked every inch the preening, posing, head-tossing narcissist that Novak Djokovic captured so perfectly in his famous locker room impersonation of the Swiss.
Federer is said to have rebuked Djokovic for his impudence. You know why? Because Djokovic got him spot-on.
Federer is still the most graceful, brilliant, mesmerising tennis player the world has ever seen. I still consider it an immense privilege every time I get to see him play.
And yet the world No.1 is in danger of losing the qualities that have made him so popular: his humility and his graciousness.
Part of the problem is that the poor guy has been Nikefied. And I mean totally and utterly Nikefied. So Nikefied that he has lost his judgment.
I mean, how on earth did he allow himself to be persuaded to rush to put on that tracksuit top with the No.15 etched on his back a couple of minutes after he had outlasted Roddick on Sunday? What a pathetic, smartass, gloating, selfregarding stunt that was.
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But why would someone demean himself and his opponent by doing something so crassly vain and self-regarding?
I wonder if Federer gave a thought to how Roddick might feel when he saw that tracksuit top and that 15 on Federer's back.
I suspect Roddick felt a sharp sting of irritation when he saw that. I bet he felt patronised and belittled.
Because by wearing it, Federer was making it obvious it had been made for him before the match. It had been made in the assumption of victory. It had turned a proud moment into a marketing moment. It was cheap, cheap. It lacked class.
Nor, in his acceptance speech, was there any real recognition of how desperately close Roddick had come to winning the final. There was no hint that Roddick had outplayed him - which he did - or that the American had pushed him to his very limit.
Instead, Federer chose to draw attention to the fact that he had had a tough loss against Rafael Nadal last year.
Even Roddick felt moved to speak up then. "Yeah," he shouted out, "but you had won it five times by then."
It was, a former Wimbledon star told me yesterday, "the most graceless acceptance speech I have ever heard".
Sadly, it fits a pattern. As cracks have appeared in Federer's invincibility, he has found it harder and harder to give credit to those who have beaten him.
He seems to find it particularly difficult with Andy Murray. When Murray beat him at the Masters Cup in Shanghai last November, Federer was ready with a raft of excuses.
He trotted them out again before Wimbledon. "I was ill and suffering with my back and I still almost beat him," Federer said. How gallant.
A couple of years ago, I would have considered it sacrilege to criticise Federer. Not any more.
He's the best there's ever been but if he doesn't want to be remembered as a genius who became bloated with self-importance and pomposity, he needs to get a grip.