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Roger Federer

PseudoFed: Great Day mates!


Not Roger Federer writes for The Tennis Space:

Hello from Down Underneath. We have arrived fans. I stopped off in the Singapore on the way here. I must make the admissions that the journey took longer than it appeared as it’s already Summer here?! It seems like only a few days ago I was celebrating the coming of 2013 (a year). I think this means I missed the French Open. It is no loss really, I never have liked it as playing on clay is too slow as the margins are very fat. Not really a surface for the ultimate professional.

I have been told that Rafa is still on his vacation. It’s been a long one. I am assuming he will be made to start his career again working his way through challengers before he reaches the Ivy League.
Now, can we all remember why we are here please. Australia is a great country to visit, the shopping is great, fine wines, the barbies, the nature, the beaches, and of course best of all are the people. They are so down to earth. Although for Me this is a little shock of the cultures. Whilst here we may as well play some tennis too. There isn’t much to say about this other than agreeing that we all would like Mr. Australia to bear in mind that I have reached a certain level, a certain, Je ne sais GOAT. So having Djokovic, Murray (Andrew, his brother, mother and any cousins) and Del Potro on the opposite side to me is best.
Anyway look, a lot of words have been spoken about many tennis players in the newspapers and on the television sets. We do see each other a lot on the tour, although I do My best not to socialize too much. I don’t want them making too much confidences. But when we’re on court, during the break sitting in our little chairs, eating the bananas (fruit) and having the ball servants hold the umbrellas for us, no matter whether we socialize or not, it is like we are neighbours. And we can all agree that everybody needs good neighbours. Neighbours should be there for one another, That’s when good neighbours, become good friends.
As they say in Australia, Great Day mates!
  • theygontakeu

    Not funny at all. Clearly Your Majesty needs a break.

  • Danii

    Hilarious as usual PseudoFed!! Love that you said Rafa was still on vacation!!!
    Thank you as always for making my day.

  • Fiona Lamb

    Nice shout out for Australia’s greatest soap as well. lol

  • soyfyr

    Dear smugdullfed:

    Retire, please.

  • Rafandready

    Brilliant as ever!

  • http://twitter.com/gamesmanshipNad gamesmanshipNadal

    Roger Federer latest is among the most unexpected, especially for a man raised
    in a country known for its benign neutrality: backroom power broker.

    after leading the ATP Tour Player Council as president the last three years,
    Federer has become a savvy student of the laws of political governance.

    “It’s been a great life-school,” said the tri-lingual Swiss star
    Sunday as he prepared to defend his season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals
    title. “Can you say that?”

    Much of Roger Federer’s behind-the-scenes
    work this year has focused on persuading the four majors to share a larger piece
    of the revenue pie with players.
    He has also lobbied that a larger
    percentage of prize money go to earlier rounds to rectify a growing income
    distribution gap.

    That work has increasingly fallen on his
    shoulders, as Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, once Player Council members, left their
    leadership positions.

    Take his pre-tournament schedule last month at the
    Masters event.

    Under added security because of death threats, Roger
    Federer arrived on a Friday and discussed strategy with ATP player and board
    representatives till about 1 a.m.
    He practiced the next morning, spent about
    7 hours in meetings with various representatives of the Grand Slams and still
    attended the player party Saturday night.

    On Sunday evening, he
    hosted three hours of meetings in his hotel room with the Player Council, ATP
    executive staff, and U.S. Open executives — all before he struck a match ball.

    “Roger has so many demands on his schedule and the fact that he is
    investing so much time into the player council and these negotiations shows his
    character and how much he cares for the future of the sport,”
    specialist and council member Eric Butorac of the USA wrote in a recent email.
    “I believe it is very unprecedented to have a top player so involved.”

    It’s not just Roger Federer’s time than matters. It’s his clout.

    “I think having someone like him on the council can be a big
    benefit, especially if you’re going into important meetings with the Grand
    Slams,” No. 3 Andy Murray said Saturday.

    Reserved by nature, Federer has
    come a long way in understanding the needs and concerns of everyone from players
    ranked well outside the top 50 to doubles specialists.

    Roger Federer
    did not slip into the role of leader without some angst.


  • http://twitter.com/gamesmanshipNad gamesmanshipNadal

    It is, like his precise shotmaking and fluid movements, a delicate balancing
    act. Demands can stretch on and on. The mind can become weary. Focus can waver.

    Despite threats of a boycott and other hard-line tactics — for
    tennis — Roger Federer and his fellow players and ATP executives have
    shepherded successes.

    The French Open, Wimbledon and the U.S.
    Open each contributed a larger percentage of prize money to earlier rounds this

    The Australian Open will do the same in January, and in
    a pre-emptive strike already announced the biggest year-over-year prize money
    increase in its history.

    “More important,” Roger Federer said,
    is the “productive” dialogue taking place.

    “I’m happy that we’ve
    gotten to the table with the Slams and been able to explain our case,” he said.

    At 31, Roger Federer is brushing up against the usual threshold when
    age undermines skill, which means every minute and every decision he makes

    In that regard, time management might just be the Swiss’
    biggest asset. He seems to have found a formula that works.


  • http://twitter.com/gamesmanshipNad gamesmanshipNadal

    “Players don’t miss Nadal.” says Davydenko.
    Question: Is Nadal’s injury the result of a long, tennis season every year? Is it a case of too much of tennis?

    Davydenko: No, no, no. Everybody gets injured. Everybody has time off after injury. It depends what kind of injury you have. It’s not a players’ problem. It is a problem from the physio(s). You should have private physios check (on) you and do the best to help you hold the level you play at on the Tour. No matter how many tournaments you play, how many matches you play.

    Question: Do you think the men’s Tour is going to miss Nadal?

    Davydenko: Me? No! I don’t think so much about that (Nadal’s injury). For sure he will come back for the clay court season. And then he will try to win everything he can. Nadal is Nadal. The fans may miss him but not the players (smiles).

  • http://twitter.com/gamesmanshipNad gamesmanshipNadal

    Rafael Nadal : “Rosol not comparable to Soderling”

    “There is no point of comparison,” he said. “Both have in common that my knee
    was bad, but I could compete at Roland Garros. In Wimbledon, no. The defeat to
    Rosol as was a death foretold for me.”


  • http://twitter.com/gamesmanshipNad gamesmanshipNadal

    Nadal is smug arrogant gamesmanship excuse cheat player.