- Jan 29, 2007
- Inkoo, Finland
- -02 BMW 530d Touring M-Sport
You cannot believe my disappointment.
To me, Fed is the princess of tennis. He has a gold and white bag with RF written on it, and a matching track jacket, he has no sense of humility or modesty when he gives his speeches. So IMO, he doesn't deserve anything more than recognition of the number. In fact I'm sure if Nadal was playing sans injuries, there would be a good chance that Fed would not have won this. Sampras is still superior to Fed in my opinion. He made the game fun and open for kids (I mean I was a youngster when I watched him and that got me excited about tennis), he had some sense of decency, and he was an overall exemplary player. Fed doesn't even come close to touching these aforementioned kings and queens of tennis.
You can not believe how much I agree with you on this one. I have always thought, and still do that Federer, while being perhaps the most complete tennis player of all time, is a pompous, self righteous, fake elitist twat. He very rarely gives credit to his opponents when he loses, only says he played badly and makes up excuses (even his own die hard fans admit this)....the smug smile he always has makes me want to punch his teeth out and my god the man has absolutely no sense of style: last year's Wimbledon earned him the nickname "Captain Cardigan" which was by no means a compliment but this year just took the cake: the white/gold manpurse thingy, the silly clothes, RF monogram in every fucking thing he has, even the plastic bags in which the racquets are after stringing have "RF": how tasteless is that !!
And oh my god he had the number 15 embroidered on his tracksuit....seriously, how much more arrogant could he possibly get ?!?
Why can't there be more people like Ivanisevic, Agassi, Safin, Kuerten: genuine. loveable personalities. Sampras was not very liked because he was, and still is, a very private person and kept his personal life to himself - exactly the reason why I admire him the most of all the players ever to have held a racquet.
I don't care how good a player is; I can only support players I like and that takes a lot more than fancy tricks with a racquet - it takes character and personality. The very reason I don't like Kimi R?ikk?nen very much, even if he is a fellow Finn.
I was rooting for Andy all the way today, he has worked so hard and taken a lot of hate and stick during his career, he fought through a 5 setter with Hewitt and 4 extremely tight sets with Murray, gave absolutely everything he had today, showing heart and spirit, dispite the odds everyone gave him. He was even more deserving of the title today then Roger was.