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Seriously, do you really not like Federer's tennis?

really don't like the way Federer plays the game
4 (21.1%)
I don't like Federer for other reasons
15 (78.9%)

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Do you not like Federer's tennis? (Dallas inspired poll)
« on: June 30, 2010, 04:42:17 PM »
This poll was inspired by Dallas's post


No one will stay on top for ever.  Heck, as a Federer fan, I'm just thankful we got to see him dominate all those years.  I know he'll eventually drop down but that doesn't bother me.  I do hope even the people who didn't like his tennis still respect what he's done for tennis. ;-()


I'm just curious, are there people who don't like Roger's tennis?
My vote is: I don't like Federer for other reasons
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Re: Do you not like Federer's tennis? (Dallas inspired poll)
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2010, 04:58:34 PM »
Bad Babbs..... I guess this is a 'slow day' for you? :innocent:

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Re: Do you not like Federer's tennis? (Dallas inspired poll)
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2010, 05:08:29 PM »
That, yes, but you must have said that for a reason, so I want to suss these people out.
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Re: Do you not like Federer's tennis? (Dallas inspired poll)
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2010, 05:12:01 PM »
I said it because I've read on other forums mostly, that because of this loss they are so glad the 'hated' Federer should now just go and retire; that he wasn't worth anything; and that he was overrated , etc, etc,.  So I said even if you don't like what Roger had done in tennis - or his tennis - then I hope people will at least respect what he's done for tennis.  That's what I mean! :)~

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Re: Do you not like Federer's tennis? (Dallas inspired poll)
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2010, 06:02:20 PM »
I said it because I've read on other forums mostly, that because of this loss they are so glad the 'hated' Federer should now just go and retire; that he wasn't worth anything; and that he was overrated , etc, etc,.  So I said even if you don't like what Roger had done in tennis - or his tennis - then I hope people will at least respect what he's done for tennis.  That's what I mean! :)~

Oh, well you see, I stopped trying to read your mind  :;:-|  a long time ago. Besides, your words are much more fun to play with!  :)~ :)~ :rofl_2: :rofl_2: :rofl_2: :rofl_2: :rofl_2:
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Re: Do you not like Federer's tennis? (Dallas inspired poll)
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2010, 06:41:17 PM »
honestly, i think fed is boring and just blah. his tennis is amazing to watch obviously, but for so long hes been like a robot on court, and not to mention the cockiest tennis player ever (and rightfully so). BUT, over the years ive come to respect what hes done and consider myself lucky that ive been around to watch the greatest of all time during his reign.

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Re: Do you not like Federer's tennis? (Dallas inspired poll)
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2010, 05:14:00 PM »
honestly, i think fed is boring and just blah. his tennis is amazing to watch obviously, but for so long hes been like a robot on court, and not to mention the cockiest tennis player ever (and rightfully so). BUT, over the years ive come to respect what hes done and consider myself lucky that ive been around to watch the greatest of all time during his reign.

Are you kidding?  Robot was Lendl (which I happened to like); or some of the others.  Roger shows a LOT of emotions!

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Re: Do you not like Federer's tennis? (Dallas inspired poll)
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2010, 05:16:47 PM »
honestly, i think fed is boring and just blah. his tennis is amazing to watch obviously, but for so long hes been like a robot on court, and not to mention the cockiest tennis player ever (and rightfully so). BUT, over the years ive come to respect what hes done and consider myself lucky that ive been around to watch the greatest of all time during his reign.

Are you kidding?  Robot was Lendl (which I happened to like); or some of the others.  Roger shows a LOT of emotions!

His humility wasn't on display yesterday  ;-()
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Re: Do you not like Federer's tennis? (Dallas inspired poll)
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2010, 06:35:48 PM »
News flash - all great champions are arrogant cocky bastards.
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Re: Do you not like Federer's tennis? (Dallas inspired poll)
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2010, 02:25:59 AM »
News flash - all great champions are arrogant cocky bastards.

yep. the GOAT is allowed to have a big head imo. but responding to dallas, i think hes gradually shown more emotion these past few years (since hes been losing  :)~) but from about 2004 to 2007 he just seemed so incredibly bored at times, and was so robotic in all of his matches. but honestly when i think of federer and emotion, i think of him crying at the AO, and jumping up with his hands in the air everytime he makes a passing shot between the legs. thats about it.

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Re: Do you not like Federer's tennis? (Dallas inspired poll)
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2010, 07:34:44 AM »
C.  I think his tennis ability is peerless.  Off-court I don't know him well enough to like or dislike him.  He's definitely been an asset to the game.
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Re: Do you not like Federer's tennis? (Dallas inspired poll)
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2010, 08:12:46 AM »
News flash - all great champions are arrogant cocky bastards.

yep. the GOAT is allowed to have a big head imo. but responding to dallas, i think hes gradually shown more emotion these past few years (since hes been losing  :)~) but from about 2004 to 2007 he just seemed so incredibly bored at times, and was so robotic in all of his matches. but honestly when i think of federer and emotion, i think of him crying at the AO, and jumping up with his hands in the air everytime he makes a passing shot between the legs. thats about it.

You honestly don't remember him crying after 2003 Wimby, 2006 AO? Lot's of C'Mons. I just saw a replay of 2005 AO semi vs Safin and he was FIERY, much more then by 2007.
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Re: Do you not like Federer's tennis? (Dallas inspired poll)
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2010, 08:47:38 AM »
You can't take anything away from his game. He moves extremely well and his shots are (were?) amazing. His forehand is like the 2nd best in the history of tennis.  :wink 2:

I don't like him for other reasons. Nevertheless, he's good for the sport. Good for tennis.
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Re: Do you not like Federer's tennis? (Dallas inspired poll)
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2010, 01:14:05 PM »
Of course Nadal's brutal style is infinitely preferable to Federer's "artistic brilliance". Ballet tennis has no place in macho-man sport.
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Re: Do you not like Federer's tennis? (Dallas inspired poll)
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2010, 08:57:36 PM »
Exactly babbs, I cant imagine a better tennis than rogers, but for some reason its not enough. Actually, I would like to play like roger but dont know why I always finish playing more like rafa...

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Re: Do you not like Federer's tennis? (Dallas inspired poll)
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2010, 08:59:18 PM »
Exactly babbs, I cant imagine a better tennis than rogers, but for some reason its not enough. Actually, I would like to play like roger but dont know why I always finish playing more like rafa...

It's because it's impossible to play like Roger. His footwork is indescribable. It's like Baryshnikov on a tennis court.
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Re: Do you not like Federer's tennis? (Dallas inspired poll)
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2010, 09:30:53 PM »
I dislike Federer for the following reasons:

Wimbledon 2003 SF
Wimbledon 2004 final
Wimbledon 2005 final
USO 2006 final
AO 2007 SF
Wimbledon 2007, SF and final
USO 2007 QF
AO 2009 SF
Miami 2009 QF
Madrid 2009 QF
Wimbledon 2009 final

Someone tell me what these tournaments have in common. I'll give you a clue: look below my avatar.
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Re: Do you not like Federer's tennis? (Dallas inspired poll)
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2010, 09:48:03 PM »
I dislike Federer for the following reasons:

Wimbledon 2003 SF
Wimbledon 2004 final
Wimbledon 2005 final
USO 2006 final
AO 2007 SF
Wimbledon 2007, SF and final
USO 2007 QF
AO 2009 SF
Miami 2009 QF
Madrid 2009 QF
Wimbledon 2009 final

Someone tell me what these tournaments have in common. I'll give you a clue: look below my avatar.

It's true Roger destroyed Andy's career. You can take solace that Rafa will destroy Roger's.
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Re: Do you not like Federer's tennis? (Dallas inspired poll)
« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2010, 12:03:23 PM »
roger is the best player ever and he will still that
rafa cant destroy roger's

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Re: Do you not like Federer's tennis? (Dallas inspired poll)
« Reply #19 on: July 07, 2010, 02:40:40 PM »
roger is the best player ever and he will still that
rafa cant destroy roger's

Roger will be the "GOAT" until 2014 when Rafa becomes the "GOAT".
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