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Federer quote

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Gentlemen's champion, Roger Federer, when asked by interviewers at the Champions' Ball whether he would ever consider hopping around the court like ladies' champion, Venus Williams, did after winning: "I'm not a kangaroo."

Best left-right combination by a German (and that includes Max Schmeling): Steffi Graf. All she did in 1987 was knock Navratilova out of #1 and try to knock Evert out of the sport. (Mike Lupica in "The Best and Worst of Tennis in 1987", World Tennis)

"A couple of years ago, we nicknamed Steffi Graf's forehand 'Jaws'. And that music would go perfectly when she starts running in to the net, swarming on that little ball." (JoAnne Russell, during the 1988 Wimbledon final between Graf and Navratilova)
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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old Jul 6th, 2005, 09:43 PM
 
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Or a diplomat it would seem.
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Sports and the entertainment industry are the same in many ways and different in many ways. But when my name was called on the big night, I ascended the stage a dignified woman in awe of her own accomplishments and made a simple and non-emotional speech. I think if you're good enough to win an acting Oscar, you should be good enough to hold your emotions in check and not start jumping up and down and acting crazy. I really look down on the showing of emotions. So, I side with Federer here. But I'm not a tennis player, so what do I know.

And no one had waited as long as I had to wait to get that award, too! Four previous losses over 11 years. I should have been jumping up and down into the rafters of the theatre!

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That quote is trumped by this one Roger made:

I'm always happy when the Williams sisters win. I support them; I don't know why. They can lose, they can win, and they take it the same way. Maybe it's because tennis is not the biggest focus in their lives. But that they still end up winning Grand Slams is great.



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That quote is trumped by this one Roger made:

I'm always happy when the Williams sisters win. I support them; I don't know why. They can lose, they can win, and they take it the same way. Maybe it's because tennis is not the biggest focus in their lives. But that they still end up winning Grand Slams is great.

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Oi Rogah!
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I don't see anything wrong with what he said. Hell, I don't know too many people who can jump around like that after playing a marathon match as Venus and Lindsay did. I think that maybe the quote is trying to be used to generate something that it shouldn't. I read a previous quote from Roger stating that he supports the Williams. I can totally see him making the "kangaroo" comment with a sly grin and a chuckle.

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Roger, Roger...she was jumping around more like a rabbit than a kangaroo. The nerve...

But if we saw Roger doing something like that after he won a final everyone would think he'd lost his mind. Venus doing that is more understandable considering what he had gone through since 2003, and it was just unbridled enthusiasm from her, which is great to see her so happy again.
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Roger Cool guy.


Vee!

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Roger Cool guy.


Vee!
I agree.

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Or a diplomat it would seem.
or ever studied geography

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Roger jumped when he won the TMC. It's even covers of Tennis Guide Magazine (or whatever its name).



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I think it is a funny quote. He is not insulting Venus at all just joking around.

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I don't find this quote to be mean at all. I can totally see him being funny and smiling when he stated this. He likes Venus and Serena.

P.S. I am proof that a tennis match can give you a buzz. You don't need a mixed drink to get a buzz just Venus winning a fifth major in dramatic fashion.

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