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2017-07-16 05:13:12 PM  
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2017-07-16 05:19:31 PM  
Good for him. I dig Federer.
 
2017-07-16 05:25:43 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: [img.fark.net image 350x255]


That's "bone".
 
2017-07-16 05:56:43 PM  
Gotta give him and his training team credit. Ending his season early rather than continuing to play hurt and allowing extra time by skipping the clay season has put him in great condition compared with everyone else. US Open should be pretty interesting this year. I wonder if he'll play in the French next year since he'll be 2 years post-issue or just skip it from now on to focus on Wimbledon
 
2017-07-16 06:58:54 PM  
Beligve?

/good on him, hope we get to see BEL20VE soon.
 
2017-07-16 07:39:48 PM  

TheManofPA: Gotta give him and his training team credit. Ending his season early rather than continuing to play hurt and allowing extra time by skipping the clay season has put him in great condition compared with everyone else. US Open should be pretty interesting this year. I wonder if he'll play in the French next year since he'll be 2 years post-issue or just skip it from now on to focus on Wimbledon


I think he may well be done with clay forever. he was originally planning to play the French this year, started practicing on clay 2 weeks before it started, and noped out almost immediately. whatever keeps him playing for the most amount of years, even if they're abbreviated, I hope he does.
 
2017-07-16 07:40:54 PM  

Marbleisheavy: Beligve?

/good on him, hope we get to see BEL20VE soon.


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2017-07-16 08:32:56 PM  
Booo I liked my headline better.

Something along the lines of a mid-2000s phenom recovering from back issues to break Nicklaus' record of 18 majors.

/Federer was the one who should've been more of a star than Woods, since tennis is actually a sport
 
2017-07-16 11:05:52 PM  

virulent_loser: TheManofPA: Gotta give him and his training team credit. Ending his season early rather than continuing to play hurt and allowing extra time by skipping the clay season has put him in great condition compared with everyone else. US Open should be pretty interesting this year. I wonder if he'll play in the French next year since he'll be 2 years post-issue or just skip it from now on to focus on Wimbledon

I think he may well be done with clay forever. he was originally planning to play the French this year, started practicing on clay 2 weeks before it started, and noped out almost immediately. whatever keeps him playing for the most amount of years, even if they're abbreviated, I hope he does.


You might be right, especially if Nadal is around and healthy. While go through the grueling schedule if you are going to run into a healthy Nadal anyhow
 
2017-07-16 11:40:19 PM  

IAmRight: Booo I liked my headline better.

Something along the lines of a mid-2000s phenom recovering from back issues to break Nicklaus' record of 18 majors.

/Federer was the one who should've been more of a star than Woods, since tennis is actually a sport


It's kinda similar to life in a way, where if you're right about things but are a dick, then people aren't going to take your side.
 
2017-07-16 11:56:50 PM  

IAmRight: Booo I liked my headline better.

Something along the lines of a mid-2000s phenom recovering from back issues to break Nicklaus' record of 18 majors.

/Federer was the one who should've been more of a star than Woods, since tennis is actually a sport


even though I subbed this one (to go along with my BEL18VE green from January), yours is definitely...betterer.
 
2017-07-17 12:51:04 AM  

IAmRight: Booo I liked my headline better.

Something along the lines of a mid-2000s phenom recovering from back issues to break Nicklaus' record of 18 majors.

/Federer was the one who should've been more of a star than Woods, since tennis is actually a sport


I'm white too! :)
 
2017-07-17 01:09:21 AM  

Bane of Broone: IAmRight: Booo I liked my headline better.

Something along the lines of a mid-2000s phenom recovering from back issues to break Nicklaus' record of 18 majors.

/Federer was the one who should've been more of a star than Woods, since tennis is actually a sport

I'm white too! :)


Just never liked the Woods hype - people made him out to be an interesting person, although he always just seemed like a golf automaton any time he talked.

No one ever pretended Federer was interesting beyond the court, and that made him interesting.

Plus, tennis > golf. Golf is for after you're too out of shape to play tennis.

/which, for me, was like age 28 :-/
 
2017-07-17 01:20:46 AM  

IAmRight: people made him out to be an interesting person,


Don't recall that all. I'm a casual fan of both sports and until Tiger got exposed all I knew of the two were that they were beasts in their sports. I'm glad you explained your bias though.
 
2017-07-17 01:26:01 AM  

Bane of Broone: IAmRight: people made him out to be an interesting person,

Don't recall that all. I'm a casual fan of both sports and until Tiger got exposed all I knew of the two were that they were beasts in their sports. I'm glad you explained your bias though.


I watched a LOT of ESPN back when they were both at their peak. Fed talk only for a day or so after winning Slams, Tiger talk all year.

Basically, he was all the network talked about before Tebow and LeBron.

And the guy is just about as interesting as a doornail. Hell, I was kinda happy about the scandal 'cause it was like "Holy sh*t! He does something besides play golf and train 18 hours a day!"

/people should not be able to remember the club they played on every randomly asaigned shot in a round.
//of course, I have as many shots in a round as they do in two, so maybe it's easier for them to remember.
 
2017-07-17 01:33:46 AM  

Bane of Broone: IAmRight: people made him out to be an interesting person,

Don't recall that all. I'm a casual fan of both sports and until Tiger got exposed all I knew of the two were that they were beasts in their sports. I'm glad you explained your bias though.


Federer and Woods were also good friends whose families used to hang out with each other until Wood's infamous car accident eight years ago.
 
2017-07-17 09:00:03 AM  

IAmRight: Bane of Broone: IAmRight: Booo I liked my headline better.

Something along the lines of a mid-2000s phenom recovering from back issues to break Nicklaus' record of 18 majors.

/Federer was the one who should've been more of a star than Woods, since tennis is actually a sport

I'm white too! :)

Just never liked the Woods hype - people made him out to be an interesting person, although he always just seemed like a golf automaton any time he talked.

No one ever pretended Federer was interesting beyond the court, and that made him interesting.

Plus, tennis > golf. Golf is for after you're too out of shape to play tennis.

/which, for me, was like age 28 :-/


there's also the factor of Woods being American and Federer not.
 
2017-07-17 09:06:44 AM  

TheManofPA: virulent_loser: TheManofPA: Gotta give him and his training team credit. Ending his season early rather than continuing to play hurt and allowing extra time by skipping the clay season has put him in great condition compared with everyone else. US Open should be pretty interesting this year. I wonder if he'll play in the French next year since he'll be 2 years post-issue or just skip it from now on to focus on Wimbledon

I think he may well be done with clay forever. he was originally planning to play the French this year, started practicing on clay 2 weeks before it started, and noped out almost immediately. whatever keeps him playing for the most amount of years, even if they're abbreviated, I hope he does.

You might be right, especially if Nadal is around and healthy. While go through the grueling schedule if you are going to run into a healthy Nadal anyhow


there's that too. from a fan perspective, not having to put in any of the work or assume any of the risks, it was a real shame. if they had met in the final, it could have been their most interesting by far considering Federer FINALLY has the upper hand against Nadal this year.

then again, with Federer's lack of prep on clay and Nadal being more at home there than a fish in water, maybe not. like you said, that had to be part of the former's decision to skip.
 
2017-07-17 10:03:24 AM  

virulent_loser: IAmRight: Bane of Broone: IAmRight: Booo I liked my headline better.

Something along the lines of a mid-2000s phenom recovering from back issues to break Nicklaus' record of 18 majors.

/Federer was the one who should've been more of a star than Woods, since tennis is actually a sport

I'm white too! :)

Just never liked the Woods hype - people made him out to be an interesting person, although he always just seemed like a golf automaton any time he talked.

No one ever pretended Federer was interesting beyond the court, and that made him interesting.

Plus, tennis > golf. Golf is for after you're too out of shape to play tennis.

/which, for me, was like age 28 :-/

there's also the factor of Woods being American and Federer not.


Oh, I know that he got more coverage because he's American and because he wasn't white in a sport that's very white, so there was some novelty there.

Doesn't make it less frustrating, though.

It's crazy that Switzerland has two Multi-Slam winners and Top 5 guys at the same time. (And they're not related; it'd make sense if it were like the Williams sisters).
 
2017-07-17 10:04:50 AM  
And yeah, Nadal at the French is like the Warriors in the NBA, except in tennis there's another important title that can be won a month later.

So f*ck wasting time and effort there.

/clay sucks
 
2017-07-17 11:53:05 AM  

browneye: Bane of Broone: IAmRight: people made him out to be an interesting person,

Don't recall that all. I'm a casual fan of both sports and until Tiger got exposed all I knew of the two were that they were beasts in their sports. I'm glad you explained your bias though.

Federer and Woods were also good friends whose families used to hang out with each other until Wood's infamous car accident eight years ago.


It's kind of crazy to think back to the early-mid 2000's, at one point Brady/Federer/Woods/Armstrong were all internationally known dominant players in their respective sport, but the former 2 were seen (at least in America) as elitist assholes, while the latter two were (in america) universally lauded and celebrated. 10 years later the former two are still going strong while the latter two flamed out infamously, leaving their sports scrambling for new faces.
 
2017-07-17 12:19:58 PM  

IAmRight: Bane of Broone: IAmRight: people made him out to be an interesting person,
/people should not be able to remember the club they played on every randomly asaigned shot in a round.
//of course, I have as many shots in a round as they do in two, so maybe it's easier for them to remember.


Listen to baseball players sometime.  They will go on and one about a single pitch from 5 years ago.  At least golfers (or more likely, their caddies) need to remember where to hit all the shots on the course.  To get that level of skill you have to obsess over the sport to an unhealthy degree.
 
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