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FEDERER AMONG SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S POWER PLAYERS
by ATP Staff  | 12.03.2013

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Roger Federer is No. 3 in Sports Illustrated's list.
Roger Federer is among the Top 10 power players of world sport according to Sports Illustrated, the U.S. magazine.

The Swiss superstar is No. 3 in the list, behind NBA basketball star LeBron James and golfer Tiger Woods. Serena Williams, the WTA World No. 1, is seventh overall.

Sports Illustrated writes, “Never mind that he’s the most decorated men’s tennis player ever, is there a more likeable athlete?

“A 2011 Reputation Institute study listed Federer, 31, as the second-most-respected man in the world – behind only Nelson Mandela.”

Federer will play his compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka in the BNP Paribas Open fourth round on Wednesday.

http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2013/03/10/Federer-Among-Sports-Illustrated-Power-Players.aspx

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I see no one has posted in this thread in a while.  I'll have to remedy that! :whistling:

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Nice to see you back on the board.
Hope all is well and the recovery is comlete! :)
CONK da ball!!!

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Nice to see you back on the board.
Hope all is well and the recovery is comlete! :)

Thanks.  I'm doing well.  Final doctor's 'exam' will be Monday.  Hopefully I'll get a 100% clearance by then! :))

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Roger's first match on clay for 2013: (his 2 victories came on clay, so Roger needs to be careful)


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So... Caroline's man likes Roger's 'image'....

McIlroy’s idol when he was growing up was Woods. But brand-wise, he aspires to be like another Nike endorser, the tennis superstar Roger Federer, who has become a symbol of grace and good taste. McIlroy said he discussed the business side of sports with Federer over dinner in December while in Brazil to watch his girlfriend, the tennis star Caroline Wozniacki. Before completing the deal with Omega, McIlroy spoke for 45 minutes with Federer, a 17-time major singles champion.

“He’s a role model, someone I can pattern myself after,” McIlroy said.

The full article can be found here:
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/05/sports/golf/the-branding-of-rory-mcilroy.html?pagewanted=2&_r=1&smid=tw-share

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ATP Madrid 2013 R2 Federer vs Stepanek Sky Sport On Court Interview
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Federer 17 slams championship points


2003 Wimby - Philippoussis return into net
2004 AO - Safin makes an error long
2004 Wimby - ace
2004 USO - FH winner up the line
2005 Wimby - Service winner
2005 USO - Agassi return long
2006 AO - Baghdatis error into the net
2006 Wimby - Nadal error wide
2006 USO - Smash winner
2007 AO - BH winner DTL
2007 Wimby - Smash winner
2007 USO - Djokovic error into net
2008 USO - Murray error into net
2009 FO - Soderling return into net
2009 Wimby - Roddick error long
2010 AO - Murray error into net
2012 Wimby - Murray error wide
Then we will fight in the shade.

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Roger's first match on clay for 2013: (his 2 victories came on clay, so Roger needs to be careful)





Make that 12-2. Steps has just been turkey-ized.
Then we will fight in the shade.

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Federer 17 slams championship points


2003 Wimby - Philippoussis return into net
2004 AO - Safin makes an error long
2004 Wimby - ace
2004 USO - FH winner up the line
2005 Wimby - Service winner
2005 USO - Agassi return long
2006 AO - Baghdatis error into the net
2006 Wimby - Nadal error wide
2006 USO - Smash winner
2007 AO - BH winner DTL
2007 Wimby - Smash winner
2007 USO - Djokovic error into net
2008 USO - Murray error into net
2009 FO - Soderling return into net
2009 Wimby - Roddick error long
2010 AO - Murray error into net
2012 Wimby - Murray error wide

ha that's interesting  :)
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Federer 17 slams championship points


2003 Wimby - Philippoussis return into net
2004 AO - Safin makes an error long
2004 Wimby - ace
2004 USO - FH winner up the line
2005 Wimby - Service winner
2005 USO - Agassi return long
2006 AO - Baghdatis error into the net
2006 Wimby - Nadal error wide
2006 USO - Smash winner
2007 AO - BH winner DTL
2007 Wimby - Smash winner
2007 USO - Djokovic error into net
2008 USO - Murray error into net
2009 FO - Soderling return into net
2009 Wimby - Roddick error long
2010 AO - Murray error into net
2012 Wimby - Murray error wide

ha that's interesting  :)

And your point is....????? :confused1:

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I am here too.
 
 
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Federer 17 slams championship points


2003 Wimby - Philippoussis return into net
2004 AO - Safin makes an error long
2004 Wimby - ace
2004 USO - FH winner up the line
2005 Wimby - Service winner
2005 USO - Agassi return long
2006 AO - Baghdatis error into the net
2006 Wimby - Nadal error wide
2006 USO - Smash winner
2007 AO - BH winner DTL
2007 Wimby - Smash winner
2007 USO - Djokovic error into net
2008 USO - Murray error into net
2009 FO - Soderling return into net
2009 Wimby - Roddick error long
2010 AO - Murray error into net
2012 Wimby - Murray error wide

ha that's interesting  :)

And your point is....????? :confused1:

just jealous of Roger's calmness on championship points that's all  :))
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Oh...ok...

Roger looked great today, but he wasn't really playing a top player either.  I hope his form continues in this tournament.  He needs to gain some momentum going into the French!!!!!

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It's nice to look good against the world #293, it would be even better if he manages to look good today, against a much better player than Starace, who is a bad matchup to boot. Here's hoping!

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Roger wins his first round match at the 2013 French Open!!!!
s Roger Federer walked on Philippe Chatrier Court to get his 2013 Roland Garros campaign under way, high in the stands a young fan brandished a hand-painted sign reading: “Allez Roger!” It was a kind gesture, but the instruction was a tad superfluous. The 17-time Grand Slam champion made very light work indeed of the world No.166 Pablo Carreno-Busta, whose reward for getting through the qualifying tournament was to come up against a Swiss brick wall in the first round proper. Carreno-Busta put in a creditable effort on his Grand Slam debut, but Federer still strolled to a 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 victory.

Carreno-Busta was two breaks down within ten minutes, which is quite something when your first serve is at 62 per cent. His problem was reading anything Federer did with the ball. After a sizzling crosscourt backhand gave the Swiss 5-0, Carreno-Busta looked vaguely dazed at the changeover, and you couldn’t blame him. Some of us were consulting the record books for the last “triple bagel” in Grand Slam history (Sergi Bruguera over Thierry Champion, since you ask, right here at Roland Garros in the Spaniard’s victory year of 1993). But next game Carreno-Busta proved us all wrong with an ego-boosting break of serve, and then held. All right, so Federer served out the set from there, but at least outright embarrassment had been avoided.

Usually the 21-year-old Spaniard is to be found plying his trade on the ITF Futures circuit where he has experienced just one defeat in 39 matches this year. Drawing an all-time legend on his Grand Slam debut was always going to be the proverbial baptism of fire, and so it proved.

Perhaps Federer had an inkling this might not be the most testing afternoon of his career - in the build-up to the match, Twitter's latest recruit had asked his followers to decide what colour bandana he should wear. The democratically elected choice was violet – although to some of us it looked like plain old navy. But never mind.

The only moment of real intrigue came very early on in the match. At 3-0 with two breaks under his belt, Federer left the court, returning just a few seconds later adjusting his clothing. Way too early, and too quick, for a lavatory break. Most mysterious, unlike the match, which was all wrapped up in 80 minutes.

"I felt good," acknowledged Federer. "He's played many matches and won a lot this year - a lot on clay, by comparison with me. I knew it could be tricky if I didn't sustain a certain aggressiveness, get caught up in long rallies, maybe what he's looking for. I did well on the serve, on the return, on movement. Clearly I'm very pleased. Am I a favourite to win here? I don't care, because it doesn't give me any more opportunites to win the tournament. I just want to remain calm and let the storm go by."

http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/articles/2013-05-26/201305261369576830770.html