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Re: Quotes on Roger Federer
« Reply #300 on: February 01, 2008, 06:15:11 PM »
Dallas for you then. Rafa on FED after AO:

"The people are exaggerating and the press is cruel and demanding. Federer has spent four or five years as a number one and you can not ask for more. This man is a monster. :rofl_2: He lost in the semi-finals, not the first round, after eleven consecutive finals in Grand Slams. "

Details here: http://tennisplanet.wordpress.com/2008/01/31/nadal-defends-federer-from-jenny-thanks/


I think that doesn't look quite the same in English... that's a direct translation from Spanish "monstruo" and it's not funny in Spanish. Basically he's saying that Roger is very, very good. :)

El número dos del mundo defendió de las críticas al número uno, el suizo Roger Federer, tras su eliminación en semifinales del Open de Australia ante Novak Djokovic. "La gente es muy exagerada y la prensa cruel y exigente. Federer lleva cuatro o cinco años como numero uno y no se le puede pedir más. Este hombre es un monstruo. Ha perdido en semifinales, no en primera ronda, después de once finales seguidas de Grand Slam".

http://www.marca.com/edicion/marca/tenis/es/desarrollo/1084014.html


I understood what Rafa was saying.  I actually have no problem with Nadal.  I know he and Roger are friends and I definitely agree with him. :gleam:

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Re: Quotes on Roger Federer
« Reply #301 on: February 01, 2008, 06:28:38 PM »
Dallas for you then. Rafa on FED after AO:

"The people are exaggerating and the press is cruel and demanding. Federer has spent four or five years as a number one and you can not ask for more. This man is a monster. :rofl_2: He lost in the semi-finals, not the first round, after eleven consecutive finals in Grand Slams. "

Details here: http://tennisplanet.wordpress.com/2008/01/31/nadal-defends-federer-from-jenny-thanks/


I think that doesn't look quite the same in English... that's a direct translation from Spanish "monstruo" and it's not funny in Spanish. Basically he's saying that Roger is very, very good. :)

El número dos del mundo defendió de las críticas al número uno, el suizo Roger Federer, tras su eliminación en semifinales del Open de Australia ante Novak Djokovic. "La gente es muy exagerada y la prensa cruel y exigente. Federer lleva cuatro o cinco años como numero uno y no se le puede pedir más. Este hombre es un monstruo. Ha perdido en semifinales, no en primera ronda, después de once finales seguidas de Grand Slam".

http://www.marca.com/edicion/marca/tenis/es/desarrollo/1084014.html


I understood what Rafa was saying.  I actually have no problem with Nadal.  I know he and Roger are friends and I definitely agree with him. :gleam:


clay monster is right. it takes a monstah to know a monstah.

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Re: Quotes on Roger Federer
« Reply #302 on: February 01, 2008, 07:08:34 PM »
Normally the quotes in this thread are from former players, analysts, peers etc, but this poster's comment was so pithy, I thought it deserved to be here:

"This guy (Federer)  has raised the bar so high everyone's lost sight of where the ground is."

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Re: Quotes on Roger Federer
« Reply #303 on: February 01, 2008, 07:14:27 PM »
Normally the quotes in this thread are from former players, analysts, peers etc, but this poster's comment was so pithy, I thought it deserved to be here:

"This guy (Federer)  has raised the bar so high everyone's lost sight of where the ground is."

That's a good one!

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Re: Quotes on Roger Federer
« Reply #304 on: February 01, 2008, 07:34:13 PM »
Normally the quotes in this thread are from former players, analysts, peers etc, but this poster's comment was so pithy, I thought it deserved to be here:

"This guy (Federer)  has raised the bar so high everyone's lost sight of where the ground is."

Who said that one?
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Re: Quotes on Roger Federer
« Reply #305 on: February 01, 2008, 07:36:18 PM »
Normally the quotes in this thread are from former players, analysts, peers etc, but this poster's comment was so pithy, I thought it deserved to be here:

"This guy (Federer)  has raised the bar so high everyone's lost sight of where the ground is."

Who said that one?

a guy called maccaogl on BBC 606

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Re: Quotes on Roger Federer
« Reply #306 on: February 01, 2008, 07:39:33 PM »
Interesting, thanks!
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Re: Quotes on Roger Federer
« Reply #307 on: February 02, 2008, 10:01:45 PM »
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/more_sport/article3271641.ece

From Times Online
January 29, 2008
The 23 modern wonders of sport

1 Roger Federer’s top-spin forehand.

We knew he was human before the semi-final defeat in Melbourne, because like Pete Sampras he has not won the French, but Federer. is on the way to being the greatest of them all. The 26-year-old Swiss’ 12 grand-slam titles (three Australian Opens, five consecutive Wimbledons, equalling Bjorn Borg’s record, and four US Opens) don’t tell the story of what it is to watch him. For tennis fans it is a religious experience. To separate his forehand seems churlish, but it's liquid power transcends the rest of his game. Just watch it and breathe. John McEnroe, no easy critic, calls Federer’s top-spin forehand the greatest shot in tennis.

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Re: Quotes on Roger Federer
« Reply #308 on: February 03, 2008, 01:41:53 AM »
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/more_sport/article3271641.ece

From Times Online
January 29, 2008
The 23 modern wonders of sport

1 Roger Federer’s top-spin forehand.

We knew he was human before the semi-final defeat in Melbourne, because like Pete Sampras he has not won the French, but Federer. is on the way to being the greatest of them all. The 26-year-old Swiss’ 12 grand-slam titles (three Australian Opens, five consecutive Wimbledons, equalling Bjorn Borg’s record, and four US Opens) don’t tell the story of what it is to watch him. For tennis fans it is a religious experience. To separate his forehand seems churlish, but it's liquid power transcends the rest of his game. Just watch it and breathe. John McEnroe, no easy critic, calls Federer’s top-spin forehand the greatest shot in tennis.


Theres plenty of strokes better then his forehand, Federer's power is the package!
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Re: Quotes on Roger Federer
« Reply #309 on: February 03, 2008, 05:10:20 AM »
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/more_sport/article3271641.ece

From Times Online
January 29, 2008
The 23 modern wonders of sport

1 Roger Federer’s top-spin forehand.

We knew he was human before the semi-final defeat in Melbourne, because like Pete Sampras he has not won the French, but Federer. is on the way to being the greatest of them all. The 26-year-old Swiss’ 12 grand-slam titles (three Australian Opens, five consecutive Wimbledons, equalling Bjorn Borg’s record, and four US Opens) don’t tell the story of what it is to watch him. For tennis fans it is a religious experience. To separate his forehand seems churlish, but it's liquid power transcends the rest of his game. Just watch it and breathe. John McEnroe, no easy critic, calls Federer’s top-spin forehand the greatest shot in tennis.


Theres plenty of strokes better then his forehand, Federer's power is the package!


His power isn't a body part.. hehe

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Re: Quotes on Roger Federer
« Reply #310 on: February 03, 2008, 05:24:37 AM »
http://thestar.com.my/sports/story.asp?file=/2008/1/25/sports/20119059&sec=sports

    
Friday January 25, 2008

Passing shots

Roger dodger 

TWO-time US Open winner Pat Rafter says he's glad that Roger Federer was so young when the pair played on the tour.

Former No. 1-ranked Rafter retired from the ATP Tour in 2002 with a 3-0 record against an up-and-coming Federer.

Roger was still in his nappies when I was playing him. It was great,'' Rafter joked yesterday. “He wants me to come back so he can beat me.''

Rafter, who on Saturday will be inducted into Australia's Tennis Hall of Fame, acknowledges that Federer is a very different player to the one he last beat in 2001.

“Oh, his game's changed completely since I played him. It's a different game, different player,'' he said. “He's got a big serve, great returns ... a great athlete like all of them are now.

“I don't see a lot of weaknesses in his game. I wouldn't like to play him.''


Rafter can see the gap closing between Federer and the latest crop of young stars, but expects the Swiss star to remain dominant.

“I think everyone has got to come to a time when things start closing up. But I don't know,'' Rafter said. “To me his strength lies from Wimbledon all the way through to the US Open.''

Chang honoured

MICHAEL Chang, the youngest man to claim a Grand Slam singles title when he won the 1989 French Open, has been elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame, officials announced on Wednesday.

Elected posthumously were sports executive Mark McCormack, who founded sport, entertainment and media company International Management Group (IMG), and publisher Gene Scott, a former player and tournament director who founded Tennis Week magazine.

Induction ceremonies will be held at the Hall of Fame & Museum in Newport, Rhode Island on July 12. – Agencies 


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Re: Quotes on Roger Federer
« Reply #311 on: February 03, 2008, 06:23:22 AM »
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/more_sport/article3271641.ece

From Times Online
January 29, 2008
The 23 modern wonders of sport

1 Roger Federer’s top-spin forehand.

We knew he was human before the semi-final defeat in Melbourne, because like Pete Sampras he has not won the French, but Federer. is on the way to being the greatest of them all. The 26-year-old Swiss’ 12 grand-slam titles (three Australian Opens, five consecutive Wimbledons, equalling Bjorn Borg’s record, and four US Opens) don’t tell the story of what it is to watch him. For tennis fans it is a religious experience. To separate his forehand seems churlish, but it's liquid power transcends the rest of his game. Just watch it and breathe. John McEnroe, no easy critic, calls Federer’s top-spin forehand the greatest shot in tennis.


Theres plenty of strokes better then his forehand, Federer's power is the package!


Yeah, a lot ! Like...hum...wait I'll find...hum no sorry, I can't find anything better than his forehand...

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Re: Quotes on Roger Federer
« Reply #312 on: February 03, 2008, 08:31:01 AM »
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/more_sport/article3271641.ece

From Times Online
January 29, 2008
The 23 modern wonders of sport

1 Roger Federer’s top-spin forehand.

We knew he was human before the semi-final defeat in Melbourne, because like Pete Sampras he has not won the French, but Federer. is on the way to being the greatest of them all. The 26-year-old Swiss’ 12 grand-slam titles (three Australian Opens, five consecutive Wimbledons, equalling Bjorn Borg’s record, and four US Opens) don’t tell the story of what it is to watch him. For tennis fans it is a religious experience. To separate his forehand seems churlish, but it's liquid power transcends the rest of his game. Just watch it and breathe. John McEnroe, no easy critic, calls Federer’s top-spin forehand the greatest shot in tennis.



That is an excellent article, I would put Warne ahead of Federer purely because watching Warne and maybe Murali is just the most engrossing thing in sport for me!

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Re: Quotes on Roger Federer
« Reply #313 on: February 03, 2008, 08:38:32 AM »
I would like to put Wayne Gretzky somewhere on that list.

Fed's forehand is startling at times and it seemingly comes out of nowhere.

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Re: Quotes on Roger Federer
« Reply #314 on: February 03, 2008, 04:28:39 PM »
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/more_sport/article3271641.ece

From Times Online
January 29, 2008
The 23 modern wonders of sport

1 Roger Federer’s top-spin forehand.

We knew he was human before the semi-final defeat in Melbourne, because like Pete Sampras he has not won the French, but Federer. is on the way to being the greatest of them all. The 26-year-old Swiss’ 12 grand-slam titles (three Australian Opens, five consecutive Wimbledons, equalling Bjorn Borg’s record, and four US Opens) don’t tell the story of what it is to watch him. For tennis fans it is a religious experience. To separate his forehand seems churlish, but it's liquid power transcends the rest of his game. Just watch it and breathe. John McEnroe, no easy critic, calls Federer’s top-spin forehand the greatest shot in tennis.


Theres plenty of strokes better then his forehand, Federer's power is the package!


I kind of agree here.  There are plenty of players with fantastic forehands but for Roger... his 'total package' is the key.  He's like the 'all-around gymnast'....can do a lot of things great but maybe not the best at one thing.
  He doesn't have the best serve, the best back hand, the best speed, the best forehand (although close), etc., but when you put them all together - he's the best packaged player which makes him great.

P.S.  Look at this article.  Seems like Roger is still in the US at the Super Bowl!

http://www.tennis-x.com/xblog/2008-02-03/372.php#comment-23026
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Re: Quotes on Roger Federer
« Reply #315 on: February 03, 2008, 04:40:59 PM »
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/more_sport/article3271641.ece

From Times Online
January 29, 2008
The 23 modern wonders of sport

1 Roger Federer’s top-spin forehand.

We knew he was human before the semi-final defeat in Melbourne, because like Pete Sampras he has not won the French, but Federer. is on the way to being the greatest of them all. The 26-year-old Swiss’ 12 grand-slam titles (three Australian Opens, five consecutive Wimbledons, equalling Bjorn Borg’s record, and four US Opens) don’t tell the story of what it is to watch him. For tennis fans it is a religious experience. To separate his forehand seems churlish, but it's liquid power transcends the rest of his game. Just watch it and breathe. John McEnroe, no easy critic, calls Federer’s top-spin forehand the greatest shot in tennis.


Theres plenty of strokes better then his forehand, Federer's power is the package!


I kind of agree here.  There are plenty of players with fantastic forehands but for Roger... his 'total package' is the key.  He's like the 'all-around gymnast'....can do a lot of things great but maybe not the best at one thing.
  He doesn't have the best serve, the best back hand, the best speed, the best forehand (although close), etc., but when you put them all together - he's the best packaged player which makes him great.

P.S.  Look at this article.  Seems like Roger is still in the US at the Super Bowl!

http://www.tennis-x.com/xblog/2008-02-03/372.php#comment-23026



That's the best place for him to be!!! Gets some worldwide coverage.


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Re: Quotes on Roger Federer
« Reply #317 on: February 03, 2008, 07:34:57 PM »
Hi Dallas

Thanks for pic - you sure are "on top" of things - just realized Fed was at the S Bowl - and yes - I was surprised to hear it.




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« Reply #318 on: February 03, 2008, 07:48:18 PM »
Hey flyer, congrats on your 1st post!!!  :king:

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Re: Quotes on Roger Federer
« Reply #319 on: February 03, 2008, 09:11:20 PM »
Hi Dallas

Thanks for pic - you sure are "on top" of things - just realized Fed was at the S Bowl - and yes - I was surprised to hear it.





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