I'm late to this party, but I'll have whatever Pete's drinking!
Posted by @ndy
09/07/2007 at 10:18 AM
I wonder what will be Fed view if he read this...
Fed is indeed human and the best darn tennis player to ever step on the court not to mention he's such a great inspiration to the youngsters always winning to sign autographs.
This article is quite hilarious though, at times it doesn't even look like he's trying out there
Posted by Tokyo Tom (tt)
09/07/2007 at 11:08 AM
Perhaps it is time to reopen the Roswell, NM TW branch for another meeting where we can add Fed's genetic make up or lack thereof to further investigations into draw rigging at grand slams!
Posted by Syd
09/07/2007 at 11:21 AM
Just saw this, oh great satire! terrific stuff. Thanks, very enjoyable.
Posted by SwissMaestro
09/07/2007 at 11:31 AM
good Lord... everyone read Steve Signor's posts better, they are real...
Posted by creig bryan
09/07/2007 at 12:08 PM
> "...To borrow a phrase from the afore-mentioned Blade Runner, I can't wait till "Federer" is "retired." As he starts to shut down, and tennis bids farewell to him, I can almost hear him say: "...all these...moments will be lost...like...tears in...rain."
Correction: I can almost hear him say: "...all these...moments will be lost...like...tears in...rain.....pity..."
Posted by bonger
09/07/2007 at 01:32 PM
Nice one! I wonder how Roger would react to this, I think he would really be flattered to the bones. Hahaha.
Pete, your article about Federer had me roaring! My son came in to the room and said "What the heck is sooo funny mom?" You are so dead on on your analysis of him..Keep it up! And thanks for keeping it flattering...He can do no wrong in my book! And I hope he kicks Djocavh's you know what. He is really getting on my nerves...WAY too cocky and confident for his age...The impersonations are ANNOYING!
Posted by CM
09/07/2007 at 03:28 PM
Great post, Pete. I enjoyed it. Some comments to responses:
To Liz - I used to love "La Femme Niktia" and Michael was my absolute favorite. What made his acting/character even more incredible is that the actor was actually very animated and very funny in person. Just shows how good an actor he was to be soooo stoic.
Someone mentioned the slice backhand down-the-line that Roger hit long during the Roddick match and how J-Mac was saying he was channeling Ken Rosewall. I loved Agassi's comment about him "marrying someone like that"! LOL!
***Deceny Fan wrote: In my secret heart of hearts, I wanted Andy to win last night. I wanted to see Darth Federer taken down a notch ***
I've never really understood the "taken down a notch" thing. That always sounds like someone is a jerk and needs to be taught a lesson. I never feel that way about any athlete or team that is just better than everyone else. I never thought that about Michael Jordan nor do I think that about Tiger Woods. Is it fun to see them challenged? Sure...because we get to see them rise to the occasion. But "taken down a notch"? No.
***Zola wrote: Federer actually is human. He shows his human sides when he plays Rafa. What do you call his reaction after he won the Shanghai match? Or Wimbledon? He pumps his fist. He can get angry. Even say the "S" word to the umpire. like all the other "humans" can do....he is android against anybody else.***
Spoken like a true Rafa KAD!! But you are right, Nadal and Fed bring out the best tennis in eachother and most human responses. Always nice to see.
Posted by Liz (for Federer 4-ever)
09/07/2007 at 05:11 PM
Sorry, folks--more Fed love~~
Fed, oh Fed
I love you from the top of your $800 haircut to your sneakers (the black ones) that seem to barely touch the ground. I feel for Roddick, but it always cracks me up that just when Jimmy Connors and Roddick think they have figured out the way to beat Fed, he moves into another gear.
NOW, that to me is a talented human being. Long may you reign baby.
Take ALL of the money the American's will give you in New York while you can. As soon as they can manufacture another good American player, you better watch out!
I just have one request--please take out Djokovic!!! He makes me ill just looking at him.
Montreal was a fluke, Djoko babee! I've said it once and I'll say it again--you can beat Fed in Rome, you can beat him in Miami, you can even beat him in Montreal, but this is Grand Slam territory! You have to pack all of your guns to take Fed out of a Grand Slam final.
Two more to go Fed and its all yours!!!
Posted by Sandeep
09/07/2007 at 07:07 PM
I was thinking the exact same thing. He is definitely an android.
Posted by RF
09/08/2007 at 05:05 AM
"Android or Alien?"
It was entertaining to think of him as such....
But I don't believe he is a perfect being....He is but a human with weaknesses too... And I adore him for his attitude, his humility and respect to others.
Go! Go! Go! Roger!!!
Posted by abhi
09/08/2007 at 05:54 AM
the best sci fi article about federer........directly from asimov's book......and how true.......even i have never seen federer sweating...so....i think it must be real!! :)
Posted by tina
09/08/2007 at 06:51 AM
As I was reading this piece, I was thinking to myself, "I hope Miguel gets in here to talk about Switzerland and timepieces" - and voila! I also really like the comparison of "Federer" to a dolphin. Thanks to everyone for comments and the laughter.
Posted by Rosangel
09/08/2007 at 03:26 PM
I'm very late to comment here, but I have to say that, having come back to re-read this after not having enough time to read it properly - Pete, you have outdone yourself this time. Have you noticed that when he wins some Slams, "Federer" even uses the same primitive technology that those old "Tiny Tears" baby dolls used to - the ones you would feed with a baby's bottle, and which would have tears come out of their eyes later, when you squeezed their tummies? http://tinyurl.com/37gkma