I think something that is constantly misunderstood here is the difference between:
Not caring about tour events.
Trying harder in the slams.
ALL players try harder in the slams, but it doesn't mean they don't try or care about tour events. If Fedal really are not intending to "knock themselves out" at tour events then I'd wish they would lose even earlier cos for some reason it still feels like they're everywhere, and I wish they'd play like that against my faves more often!
It's his or her trademark by now. Good luck with that though.
what's to have an open mind about
your post is EXACTLY the same as it was when this was discussed before...so tell me who looks like the bigger tool here
if you aren't putting 100% effort into something it doesn't matter what you phrase it as...THAT'S your issue, not mine...you try to differentiate what federer and serena are doing by using different terminology when in fact the contrast in their play at slams and at regular events is plain to see...even some of the people on MTF have caught on...
and what you say is NOT true....some players go all out for regular events especially when you're young and in your own prime, why? because not everyone can go on mental walkabouts for the majority of the time and expect that when time comes to play a slam at 100% they can give it...
if i'm davydenko with Federer - I beat him with incredible play, being able to force errors out of him or simply hit pass him and broke him routinely...we meet in a QF of a slam and for a set and a half i was doing it, then all of a sudden the shots he was missing are going in, and my shots that were winners are coming back...
if i'm stosur with Serena - I beat her in 3 sets with her df on mp, she wasn't getting to my shots, she was making errors of her own, i could read her serve and break her and my serve was holding up....all of a sudden we're at my home slam and now i can't get a touch of her, and a match that was hyped came to nothing as serena tore me a new one
you're telling me, that there's a difference there despite whatever you want to call it?