Federer plays down Murray's chances of U.S. Open success

Federer plays down Murray's chances of U.S. Open success

Post by Superdav » Wed, 19 Aug 2009 14:34:03


Federer plays down Murray's chances of U.S. Open success
Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:51pm EDT

By Simon Cambers

CINCINNATI, Ohio (Reuters) - Roger Federer played down Andy Murray's
elevation to the world number two ranking on Monday, saying the Scot
would merely be one of many contenders for his U.S. Open title next
month.

The world number one steps up his preparations at the Cincinnati
Masters this week, looking to hone his game before he bids to win his
sixth consecutive U.S. Open title and claim a record 16th grand slam
crown.

Murray lost to Federer in the final in New York last year but the
Swiss said there were plenty of other players who could be just as
dangerous.

"If you look at last week's draw (in Montreal), so many guys are very
equal, I think, right now," Federer told reporters in Cincinnati.

"The final was close, for instance. I think there are many guys who
are beating each other right now so it's quite an interesting dynamic.

"We all know Rafa (Nadal) was injured, so he couldn't put in the fight
he wished to concerning the rankings.

EVERYBODY'S HEALTHY

"Now he's back, I'm back playing again after a few weeks. Everybody
seems healthy again, and that can only be a good thing for the rest of
the season. I'm sure Nadal will bounce back strong if he's really fit
and healthy."

Murray, who won the Montreal Masters on Sunday, leapfrogged Nadal to
become the first Briton to be ranked number two.

Federer admitted that the 22-year-old had become a force on hard
courts through his results in the past 12 months.

"I think (Murray) announced himself when he won here last year,"
Federer said.

"From then on he had an unbelievable run, especially on the hard
courts. He's almost won everything there is to win... he's done really
well so it doesn't come as a surprise to many people now."

In Federer's first event since winning Wimbledon and since wife Mirka
gave birth to twin girls last month, he was beaten in the
quarter-finals in Montreal by Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga having led
5-1 in the final set.

Nevertheless, the 28-year-old said he was happy with his game, even if
he will not be putting too much pressure on himself to do well this
week.

"It would be good (to do well), but it's not crucial," he said.

"I'm going to try everything to have a good tournament here. This
tournament has been tricky for me. Either I won or I lost early. I
hope it's one of those years where I can go all the way again.

"I feel my game is good enough to do really well here. Then again, I
still have to do little adjustments playing on hard courts again. I'm
very e***d to be (heading) back to New York."

(Editing by Ossian Shine)

 
 
 

Federer plays down Murray's chances of U.S. Open success

Post by felange » Wed, 19 Aug 2009 16:47:15

Don't you hate the press the way they try and maximise the whole Fed-Murray
thing. How exactly did Fed play down his chances? Murray is only second
favourite anyhow, it's not like it's his to lose.

 
 
 

Federer plays down Murray's chances of U.S. Open success

Post by Tanking a se » Wed, 19 Aug 2009 21:08:39


Quote:
> Federer plays down Murray's chances of U.S. Open success
> Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:51pm EDT

> By Simon Cambers

> CINCINNATI, Ohio (Reuters) - Roger Federer played down Andy Murray's
> elevation to the world number two ranking on Monday, saying the Scot
> would merely be one of many contenders for his U.S. Open title next
> month.

> The world number one steps up his preparations at the Cincinnati
> Masters this week, looking to hone his game before he bids to win his
> sixth consecutive U.S. Open title and claim a record 16th grand slam
> crown.

> Murray lost to Federer in the final in New York last year but the
> Swiss said there were plenty of other players who could be just as
> dangerous.

> "If you look at last week's draw (in Montreal), so many guys are very
> equal, I think, right now," Federer told reporters in Cincinnati.

> "The final was close, for instance. I think there are many guys who
> are beating each other right now so it's quite an interesting dynamic.

> "We all know Rafa (Nadal) was injured, so he couldn't put in the fight
> he wished to concerning the rankings.

> EVERYBODY'S HEALTHY

> "Now he's back, I'm back playing again after a few weeks. Everybody
> seems healthy again, and that can only be a good thing for the rest of
> the season. I'm sure Nadal will bounce back strong if he's really fit
> and healthy."

> Murray, who won the Montreal Masters on Sunday, leapfrogged Nadal to
> become the first Briton to be ranked number two.

> Federer admitted that the 22-year-old had become a force on hard
> courts through his results in the past 12 months.

> "I think (Murray) announced himself when he won here last year,"
> Federer said.

> "From then on he had an unbelievable run, especially on the hard
> courts. He's almost won everything there is to win... he's done really
> well so it doesn't come as a surprise to many people now."

> In Federer's first event since winning Wimbledon and since wife Mirka
> gave birth to twin girls last month, he was beaten in the
> quarter-finals in Montreal by Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga having led
> 5-1 in the final set.

> Nevertheless, the 28-year-old said he was happy with his game, even if
> he will not be putting too much pressure on himself to do well this
> week.

> "It would be good (to do well), but it's not crucial," he said.

> "I'm going to try everything to have a good tournament here. This
> tournament has been tricky for me. Either I won or I lost early. I
> hope it's one of those years where I can go all the way again.

> "I feel my game is good enough to do really well here. Then again, I
> still have to do little adjustments playing on hard courts again. I'm
> very e***d to be (heading) back to New York."

> (Editing by Ossian Shine)

ouch........

 
 
 

Federer plays down Murray's chances of U.S. Open success

Post by gregor.. » Wed, 19 Aug 2009 21:30:58

Quote:

> "I feel my game is good enough to do really well here. Then again, I
> still have to do little adjustments playing on hard courts again. I'm
> very e***d to be (heading) back to New York."

> (Editing by Ossian Shine)

Where's the bit were Federer played down Murray's chances? Must have
been missed off somehow?
 
 
 

Federer plays down Murray's chances of U.S. Open success

Post by Vrai Cinic » Wed, 19 Aug 2009 21:55:26

Quote:

>> "I feel my game is good enough to do really well here. Then again, I
>> still have to do little adjustments playing on hard courts again. I'm
>> very e***d to be (heading) back to New York."

>> (Editing by Ossian Shine)

> Where's the bit were Federer played down Murray's chances? Must have
> been missed off somehow?

Maybe Federer thinks he has a good shot of doing really well and making
the SF at the US Open?

--
Cheers,

vc

 
 
 

Federer plays down Murray's chances of U.S. Open success

Post by Professor » Wed, 19 Aug 2009 22:04:25


Quote:

> >> "I feel my game is good enough to do really well here. Then again, I
> >> still have to do little adjustments playing on hard courts again. I'm
> >> very e***d to be (heading) back to New York."

> >> (Editing by Ossian Shine)

> > Where's the bit were Federer played down Murray's chances? Must have
> > been missed off somehow?

> Maybe Federer thinks he has a good shot of doing really well and making
> the SF at the US Open?

> --
> Cheers,

> vc

Stop trolling vari.
 
 
 

Federer plays down Murray's chances of U.S. Open success

Post by Stephen » Wed, 19 Aug 2009 22:19:53

Quote:

> Don't you hate the press the way they try and maximise the whole Fed-Murray
> thing. How exactly did Fed play down his chances? Murray is only second
> favourite anyhow, it's not like it's his to lose.

Exactly. Fed said nothing disparaging about Murray and complimented
him a few times.
 
 
 

Federer plays down Murray's chances of U.S. Open success

Post by drew » Wed, 19 Aug 2009 22:49:24


Quote:
> Don't you hate the press the way they try and maximise the whole Fed-Murray
> thing. How exactly did Fed play down his chances? Murray is only second
> favourite anyhow, it's not like it's his to lose.

Scumbag press.  I can't stand them.  If you're rude to them they***
you over.  If you try to be nice to them and give them a good
interview they interpret it as a weakness and scour your comments for
a chance to misquote you or quote you out of context.

So you give 'em nothing.  They write whatever they want anyhow.

 
 
 

Federer plays down Murray's chances of U.S. Open success

Post by topspi » Wed, 19 Aug 2009 23:21:33


Quote:

> > Don't you hate the press the way they try and maximise the whole Fed-Murray
> > thing. How exactly did Fed play down his chances? Murray is only second
> > favourite anyhow, it's not like it's his to lose.

> Scumbag press. ?I can't stand them. ?If you're rude to them they***
> you over. ?If you try to be nice to them and give them a good
> interview they interpret it as a weakness and scour your comments for
> a chance to misquote you or quote you out of context.

> So you give 'em nothing. ?They write whatever they want anyhow.

Here is the full transcript.

http://SportToday.org/

You have to admire him for answering straight to some pretty b***
questions. If I had to do it week in, week out I would be
contemplating suicide or ***!!

 
 
 

Federer plays down Murray's chances of U.S. Open success

Post by Alaska Rock » Wed, 19 Aug 2009 23:35:22

Rogi talks too much. Every time he badmouths one of his potential
rivals, he gets beat. He should just say anything could happen because
anything could happen.
 
 
 

Federer plays down Murray's chances of U.S. Open success

Post by Tanking a se » Thu, 20 Aug 2009 00:39:30


Quote:
> Rogi talks too much. Every time he badmouths one of his potential
> rivals, he gets beat. He should just say anything could happen because
> anything could happen.

Maybe Fed has jinxing abilities? I remember Fed badmouthing Murray
before the AO this year  and look what happened to Murray... he lost
early at  the AO....
 
 
 

Federer plays down Murray's chances of U.S. Open success

Post by Patrick Keho » Thu, 20 Aug 2009 01:20:00


Quote:
> Rogi talks too much. Every time he badmouths one of his potential
> rivals, he gets beat. He should just say anything could happen because
> anything could happen.

++ Read the quotes in the articles, not just the headlines... Feds
didn't badmouth Andy... it's just hyper bi-lining...

P

 
 
 

Federer plays down Murray's chances of U.S. Open success

Post by Alaska Rock » Thu, 20 Aug 2009 01:23:28


Quote:

> > Rogi talks too much. Every time he badmouths one of his potential
> > rivals, he gets beat. He should just say anything could happen because
> > anything could happen.

> Maybe Fed has jinxing abilities? I remember Fed badmouthing Murray
> before the AO this year ?and look what happened to Murray... he lost
> early at ?the AO....

Fair enough but Muray did not cry his eyes out - Rogi did
 
 
 

Federer plays down Murray's chances of U.S. Open success

Post by Alaska Rock » Thu, 20 Aug 2009 01:32:47


Quote:

> > Rogi talks too much. Every time he badmouths one of his potential
> > rivals, he gets beat. He should just say anything could happen because
> > anything could happen.

> ++ Read the quotes in the articles, not just the headlines... Feds
> didn't badmouth Andy... it's just hyper bi-lining...

I was just funning with Rogi. Actually, he was decent about
acknowledging Rafa's injury. Much better than someone else, we shall
not name other than that it was a she

I still stand by my earlier statement that it is best for players not
to say anything about other players other than saying that they are
great. Federer could respond by telling them to ask Murray what he
thinks his chances are.
Roddick used to have some great comebacks when pestered by idiotic
reporters. I like it best when he asked a pesky reporter how he would
like to be the worlds second best reporter. That shut up the weenie
reporter

 
 
 

Federer plays down Murray's chances of U.S. Open success

Post by felange » Thu, 20 Aug 2009 02:23:56

Quote:
>Fair enough but Muray did not cry his eyes out - Rogi did<

Haha...you're great. Wtf would you care if someone you don't know, had never
met, knew nothing intimate about, sheds a tear or two? I just don't get why
you go on and on and on about the crying. Did you get spanked for crying
when you were a kid? Did daddy tell you that real men don't cry? What's it
all about man?