The Smarf Man.
What is it with Roger Fuckerer and his Mirka-smarfs? Go get yourself a Dude-Scarf and stop stealing your wife’s accessories.
I had hoped he would pull out of Stockholm this week – he gets no ranking points from it, not a whole lotta cash, the tournament wasn’t on his schedule to begin with and was only sneaked in at some point during the season. Not to mention, as Fed himself admits, he’s basically there as a favour to Bjorkman and Johansson, who are organising the tournament. Oh the things we do for our Swedish pals…
At least Mirka’s there. I guess there’ll be no “little black book” from Ernests Gulbis.
“It was ten years since I was last here and play, so it’s great to be back, “said Federer,
“I have good friends here in Jonas and Thomas (Johansson) who is now a part of the tournament. It’s fun. I missed the chance to come here two years ago when I got back problems, but now I’m here and it will be really fun to play”.
Source: Some Swedish thing
If by fun, you mean INFURIATING AND WANKTASTIC. No Woger, I am not having your babies anymore. My ovaries are better off without your cruel and inhumane treatment.
My Great Wall of Chinese Ovaries against Roger Federer aside, Federer did a short interview with the Swiss paper – Le Matin – after Shanghai. Not much news therein, but an edited version is posted below for your general interest.
Are you disappointed not to have picked up the title in Shanghai?
“Of course I wanted to win this tournament. But I’m not frustrated. The result of the final doesn’t affect me. We don’t have to interpret results all the time. The important thing from my perspective was to have my chance in the final. I played well this week. I’m satisfied with the level of my game. Murray was simply better this time. He deserves his victory. ”
We say that your best years are behind you. How do you react to such remarks?
“The media play a vital role on this issue. Nadal has won the last three Grand Slam titles. He’s clearly the best today. But all the players, even Nadal, are experiencing difficult times. Anyone’s ranking is ‘fragile’. We saw it last June. On the one hand Nadal won Wimbledon, where he didn’t play last year. On the other hand, I was the defending champion and I went out in the quarterfinals of the tournament. In accounting terms, there was a difference of 3500 points between Rafa and myself. So then you say ‘Federer is no longer in the game …'”
Does that bother you?
“Not really, since people who know the sport know how things are done. But it’s unfortunate that it’s just so much on the results in Grand Slam tournaments. It’s not fault that there is more to the end of the year. But I’m not playing anything other 4 tournaments after Shanghai. I want to show that I am fit, I am able to win still a lot of titles in the coming years. I have always responded whenever you talked about me negatively. ”
You decided not to play in Astana because …
“I needed a break after the U.S. Open. I had to digest this North American tour. It would have been risky for my health to play in Kazakhstan. On the other hand, I always planned a training phase before Shanghai. These periods are important, also in view of next year”.
You have two coaches this summer. Is this new arrangement working as well as you had hoped?
“Yes. Paul Annacone brings a new perspective and new ideas into the team. But Severin Lüthi also stay on board. I trained with him in Dubai. But Paul was by my side these past two weeks. Then Severin’s accompanying me during the tournaments in Europe. Working with both makes this change beneficial”.
You stated your desire to play much longer. Do you not have any motivation problems? Aren’t you afraid of the young guard behind you?
“I have no problem with motivation. I want my daughters to see me play at my peak. They’re still a little young now. I know I can still beat, today and tomorrow, the best players. I am confident because I’m in full health, and that has not been the case in recent years. I’ve had mononucleosis and back problems. I was not able to train like I wanted”.
You set your schedule for 2012. Are there any surprises?
“No. I will play the same tournaments as in recent years. I will start the season in Qatar. After Indian Wells and Miami, I’ll play on clay in Rome and Madrid before Roland Garros. After Wimbledon, I might play the Davis Cup. But the schedule for the second half of the year hasn’t been finalised yet.”
Source: Le Matin