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Kyrgios, take note, this is what a professional winner looks like instead of a moapy whining little brat when things don't go your way and you're losing the match. Heck, he already lost the match before stepping onto the court. You should've seen his Instagram post before the match - pathetic.
i'm watching DP and Isner and thinking that the situation is ridiculous. This is meant to be the pinnacle of tennis: the last 8 in one of the 4 Grand Slams. Both of them are lolloping around the court with no energy at all. Feels like every 3 years, we have ridiculous weather in NY. It's way too hard on the players and deprives the fan of decent entertainment.
by definition , Federer cannot be arrogant .
why oh why do people ask for Fed to retire when he loses? The scoreline on this match tells me it was really close - & quite recently I believe he made a slam final - hardly the tennis of someone who needs to hang up his racquet. Are the same people asking for likes of Kyrgios to retire - as they lost in earlier rounds? thought not....
retire mr federer......well played mr millman australias proud of you
SPQR @ 186. Thanks for reply. US crowds do pull for favourites especially old favourites. But French crowd can be worse. They destroyed Martina Hingis when she was about to beat Graf. They booed her and definitely changed the outcome of the match. She left court in tears.
The heat and humidity in NY this weekend was atrocious - they need all the courts covered and with A/C.
To get an true appreciation of Fed, the player and the man, just ask his contemporaries, the people who know what their talking about. The best of the best, who have dedicated their lives to the sport, who live tennis and mix in knowledgeable circles. The overwhelming majority are in awe of him and have utter respect for who he is, and how he conducts himself. Respect where its due.
Completely agree @ 217. Let's hope courts will speed up or up to encourage more Edbergs, McEnroes and Federers and less attrition all players!
@215 - Players like Edberg wouldn't stand a chance on most of the courts now, maybe AO, Shanghai and some of the indoor tournaments would suit his style of play. Federer's record in slams is remarkable considering how slow the courts are, bar the AO the last couple of years.
@213 - He was also destroying Lendl in the French Open in 1984 until his meltdown in the 3rd set. If that hadn't happened he'd only have lost 2 matches that year and it would probably be the best single year in men's tennis and a possible CYGS as the AO was in December back then. He still finished 82-3.
@210. Thank goodness the brilliant Ed berg played pretty 2002. His serve current courts would not have allowed him to serve volley and he would have become a sitting duck when he approached the net. Consider also Federer won 20 GSM titles and none of them were not his best surface - fast courts. See his indoor results to see the evidence!
@206. theresam - They only see/hear what they want to see/hear. Pity the fool for he is blind
Finklestein @ 190. McEnroe's destruction of Connors at Wimbledon in 84 and Lendl in the same year at the US is I believe comparable in skill level to even Federer. So subtle, such great hand skills and I totally agree with others - slow courts remove the impact of these great skills and turn tennis into a less skillful slugfest.
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A poor performance in intense conditions - that alone is hardly front page news. Let's not forget a Slam win, a couple of titles, and a bunch of finals so far this season. That's not bad for someone who's 37.
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