Federer says he has a long, long way to go to become a great.....

Federer says he has a long, long way to go to become a great.....

Post by Whispe » Mon, 30 Jan 2006 12:41:31


A win by Federer on Sunday would put him halfway to Pete Sampras' record
14 Grand Slam singles titles, but he said such marks are secondary.

"(I) think about the next match, not what I still have to achieve to be
a legend or a great," he said. "I have a long way to go -- I know that."

 
 
 

Federer says he has a long, long way to go to become a great.....

Post by Carlit » Mon, 30 Jan 2006 12:56:57

Quote:
> "(I) think about the next match, not what I still have to achieve to be
> a legend or a great," he said. "I have a long way to go -- I know that."

With 6-7 slams and several impressive feats like 3 straight wimbledons and
back to back Wim/USO he is already a tennis great but has some work to do
before he can be considered a legend like Laver/Borg/Sampras.

 
 
 

Federer says he has a long, long way to go to become a great.....

Post by wkhed » Mon, 30 Jan 2006 13:01:36

He is getting there! In the mean time, he needs to continue to enjoy
playing and winning

 
 
 

Federer says he has a long, long way to go to become a great.....

Post by stephen » Mon, 30 Jan 2006 13:16:26

Quote:

> A win by Federer on Sunday would put him halfway to Pete Sampras' record
> 14 Grand Slam singles titles, but he said such marks are secondary.

> "(I) think about the next match, not what I still have to achieve to be
> a legend or a great," he said. "I have a long way to go -- I know that."

yes, but because tennis has 4 champ events, lots can be achieved in a
short time. heck, if fed wins tonite, that gives him 6 slams - as many
as edberg and becker won in their decade + careers, since just february
2004.

and a huge prize - the NCYGS - would be available in may.

--
"when i visited Aden before collectivization,
all the markets were full of fish product. After
collectivization, the fish immediately disappeared."

- Aleksandr Vassiliev, Soviet KGB official

 
 
 

Federer says he has a long, long way to go to become a great.....

Post by David Henr » Mon, 30 Jan 2006 13:30:46


Quote:

>> A win by Federer on Sunday would put him halfway to Pete Sampras' record
>> 14 Grand Slam singles titles, but he said such marks are secondary.

>> "(I) think about the next match, not what I still have to achieve to be a
>> legend or a great," he said. "I have a long way to go -- I know that."

> yes, but because tennis has 4 champ events, lots can be achieved in a
> short time. heck, if fed wins tonite, that gives him 6 slams - as many as
> edberg and becker won in their decade + careers, since just february 2004.

> and a huge prize - the NCYGS - would be available in may.

Fed will have 7 slams if he wins tonight. Already tied Ed and Beck at the US
Open.

Dave

 
 
 

Federer says he has a long, long way to go to become a great.....

Post by Dr. GroundAx » Mon, 30 Jan 2006 13:36:26

Quote:




>>> A win by Federer on Sunday would put him halfway to Pete Sampras' record
>>> 14 Grand Slam singles titles, but he said such marks are secondary.

>>> "(I) think about the next match, not what I still have to achieve to be a
>>> legend or a great," he said. "I have a long way to go -- I know that."
>> yes, but because tennis has 4 champ events, lots can be achieved in a
>> short time. heck, if fed wins tonite, that gives him 6 slams - as many as
>> edberg and becker won in their decade + careers, since just february 2004.

>> and a huge prize - the NCYGS - would be available in may.

> Fed will have 7 slams if he wins tonight. Already tied Ed and Beck at the US
> Open.

> Dave

'If'? Baghdatis is a more affable version of Hewitt with a better serve.
I think the engraver can finish his job before the final starts.
 
 
 

Federer says he has a long, long way to go to become a great.....

Post by kaennorsin » Mon, 30 Jan 2006 13:41:33

Quote:





> >>> A win by Federer on Sunday would put him halfway to Pete Sampras' record
> >>> 14 Grand Slam singles titles, but he said such marks are secondary.

> >>> "(I) think about the next match, not what I still have to achieve to be a
> >>> legend or a great," he said. "I have a long way to go -- I know that."
> >> yes, but because tennis has 4 champ events, lots can be achieved in a
> >> short time. heck, if fed wins tonite, that gives him 6 slams - as many as
> >> edberg and becker won in their decade + careers, since just february 2004.

> >> and a huge prize - the NCYGS - would be available in may.

> > Fed will have 7 slams if he wins tonight. Already tied Ed and Beck at the US
> > Open.

> > Dave

> 'If'? Baghdatis is a more affable version of Hewitt with a better serve.
> I think the engraver can finish his job before the final starts.

Bagman has a more lethal serve than Hewitt and - probably as important
- a more lethal forehand. He doesn't have Hewitt's defense though, nore
does he have the talent to irritate his opponents just by being himself.
 
 
 

Federer says he has a long, long way to go to become a great.....

Post by stephen » Mon, 30 Jan 2006 13:44:57

Quote:




>>>A win by Federer on Sunday would put him halfway to Pete Sampras' record
>>>14 Grand Slam singles titles, but he said such marks are secondary.

>>>"(I) think about the next match, not what I still have to achieve to be a
>>>legend or a great," he said. "I have a long way to go -- I know that."

>>yes, but because tennis has 4 champ events, lots can be achieved in a
>>short time. heck, if fed wins tonite, that gives him 6 slams - as many as
>>edberg and becker won in their decade + careers, since just february 2004.

>>and a huge prize - the NCYGS - would be available in may.

> Fed will have 7 slams if he wins tonight.

you misunderstood. the key part was "since feb 2004".
 
 
 

Federer says he has a long, long way to go to become a great.....

Post by Dave Hazelwoo » Mon, 30 Jan 2006 14:19:07

You have to admit that Federer's tennis is poetry in motion and
that many of his strokes are simply beautiful.

When you watch him play, it makes you feel good.

It is like being at the Bolshoi.

I've been there too.

 
 
 

Federer says he has a long, long way to go to become a great.....

Post by Whispe » Mon, 30 Jan 2006 15:27:51

Quote:

> Bagman has a more lethal serve than Hewitt and - probably as important
> - a more lethal forehand. He doesn't have Hewitt's defense though, nore
> does he have the talent to irritate his opponents just by being himself.

Much like Waltz.
 
 
 

Federer says he has a long, long way to go to become a great.....

Post by Whispe » Mon, 30 Jan 2006 15:29:52

Quote:

> You have to admit that Federer's tennis is poetry in motion and
> that many of his strokes are simply beautiful.

> When you watch him play, it makes you feel good.

> It is like being at the Bolshoi.

> I've been there too.

Yes, but within that beauty I see some weaknesses that current mob are
incapable of exploiting.
 
 
 

Federer says he has a long, long way to go to become a great.....

Post by mr_ravi_pa.. » Mon, 30 Jan 2006 15:37:45

Quote:
>You have to admit that Federer's tennis is poetry in motion and
> that many of his strokes are simply beautiful.

Yes, Federer is fun to watch.

No need to obsess about the "greatest ever" (however that is defined)
like this ***wit Whisper does. Just appreciate his talent.

 
 
 

Federer says he has a long, long way to go to become a great.....

Post by Whispe » Mon, 30 Jan 2006 16:07:42

Quote:

>>You have to admit that Federer's tennis is poetry in motion and
>>that many of his strokes are simply beautiful.

> Yes, Federer is fun to watch.

> No need to obsess about the "greatest ever" (however that is defined)
> like this ***wit Whisper does. Just appreciate his talent.

Sampras is the greatest ever, just for future reference.  He's the guy
Fed is *chasing*....
 
 
 

Federer says he has a long, long way to go to become a great.....

Post by John » Mon, 30 Jan 2006 21:01:03


Quote:

>> You have to admit that Federer's tennis is poetry in motion and
>> that many of his strokes are simply beautiful.

>> When you watch him play, it makes you feel good.

>> It is like being at the Bolshoi.

>> I've been there too.

> Yes, but within that beauty I see some weaknesses that current mob are
> incapable of exploiting.

There has not been a player in tennis who does not have weakness, Fed has
slight weakness at the net but he has the best forehand at the moment, a
good
backhand, good serve, excellent mobility and excellent in defence.  All that
with confidence of winning a lot of matches make him a very tough player to
beat.  Fed is not alone in having some weakness in his game Sampras does not
know how to defend, he has explosive but erratic forehand and slightly weak
backhand...
 
 
 

Federer says he has a long, long way to go to become a great.....

Post by Sakari Lun » Mon, 30 Jan 2006 22:50:18



Quote:

>A win by Federer on Sunday would put him halfway to Pete Sampras' record
>14 Grand Slam singles titles, but he said such marks are secondary.

>"(I) think about the next match, not what I still have to achieve to be
>a legend or a great," he said. "I have a long way to go -- I know that."

What he says is that he thinks about his next match, not some silly
goat things.