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If you are a journalist at a Federer presser, have some freaking shame.

Posted by tennisplanet on May 13, 2008

Federer has more than bent over backwards to make himself available to you throughout his career. He has stayed longer than expected to fully address all your freaking questions, so you can go to office and get kudos from your boss. So you can make a living without stressing it. He made himself as accessible as any sports figure in any freaking sport in recent times.

And you morons and knuckleheads come back to him with knives and scissors just so you can create controversy and make more money and this time get adulation from your peers and boss for altogether different reason? This is how you pay back a guy’s sincere effort to satisfy your endless questioning urges in the past? Is money and that promotion so important that you forget about karma?

If nothing else, at least show some respect for the years and years of brilliance he poured out on the court, a spectacle you had never seen and may be never see in your freaking miserable lifetime. It was purely and solely because of that flash in the sky, that so many people read all the BS and crap you have been writing. The circulation and the readers of your cheap newspaper and magazine did not go up because of your nimrod articles. They became popular because of this man’s ability to wow and amaze ordinary folks who at times had never ever watched a tennis match before.

He is the one solely responsible for the sudden influx of cash into your account. The gains you have made professionally, monetary or otherwise, in the last four some years has nothing to do with your stupid writing. It has everything to do with this genius on the tennis court, the like of which may never arise again.

Remember you were nothing before he burst on the scene? Your articles were relegated to the bottom of the last page of many major publications. No one cared to read your BS. Now, even in the US there is renewed interest in the sport, and what comes out of your nitwit brain is now being read by more and more people. All that has nothing to do with you and everything to do with this icon.

And how do you pay him back? You start asking rude and hurtful questions. He must be thinking of all the times when he stayed back with you idiots to make sure everyone left happy and satisfied. Despite just finishing a tiring match, he summoned enough energy to take care of you, so you can take care of your family and put food on the table. He made a concerted effort to answer each of your stupid questions with all the relevant details instead of short, one-word curt answers. He had nothing to gain from it. You were the one benefiting the most from it.

You have heard of Barry Bonds, haven’t you? The monster he was for the media people. Maybe that’s the way you like to be treated. Isn’t that the message you are sending to the next top guy with your bonehead questioning? Treat us well and we will come back at you when you start fading with no regard to anything you did for us during your hey days. Djokovic, are you paying attention?

He has done more for the sport of tennis in just four some years than you will ever do for any freaking cause in your entire freaking lifetime.

I live in a basement, what’s your excuse?


13 Responses to “If you are a journalist at a Federer presser, have some freaking shame.”

  1. bunnee said

    uhuh, more than a few bad apples in this case!

  2. saras said

    TP….You “poured” it all.Well said.
    Agree 100%…
    This goes to show that “Being Nice Doesn’t pay”bottom line…
    The media deserves only rude,crude,shrewd self-serving like “Djoko”.The golden days of tennis will be coming to an end with Roger leaving the scene.Dear Fans Cherish this treasure as long as it lasts.This will be the end of “Classiness”
    Imagine when Djoko takes over the reign of No.1,whenever that happens.Atleast I know what I am going to do.

  3. Charlie said

    Great Article!
    But again, don’t count your Djoker chickens at # one before they hatch.

  4. Murph said

    TP, your message needs to be posted in 4 languages in the Hamburg, Roland Garros, & Wimbledon media rooms, but then again the presser is too dense to absorb. Yeh, Barry Bonds’ ego is bigger than his steroid-filled head & didn’t give a hoot to the media. But check out a Bruce Jenkins, sports writer for the San Francisco Chronicle. For years he’s covered Wimbledon & the USOpen; like you and all of us, Jenkins early on recognized Federer to be awesome on & off the court. Unfortunately, writers like him are in the minority. I still think Roger’s “Next question” in the Rome presser room was as classy as he is!

  5. Dee said

    Good one! Andy is the best media survivor I’ve seen. May be Safin comes close.

  6. k7 said

    Djokovic number 1 / no Federer = I will stop watching tennis. I have far more important things to do.

  7. chieko said

    I totally agree. I do hope that he would not be affected by all the negative comments and predictions. His reactions to adverse situation will further define why I like him so much.

    There was a discussion at our University about him and the new upstart. I guess the situation is a lot of people are predicting the worse for him. I feel so bad and usually just walk away. Then I thought of how aweful it must be for him and he cannot walk away but instead have to deal with them day in and day out.

    Too bad the joker is in my age group. And there are going to be a few years that I have to put up with watching him play. I used to think of quitting watching, but now I think our Federer san will stay till he is 35!! I shall stay and not be affected for the love of tennis inspired by this rare to come by champion/

  8. qp said

    TP, thanks for the great article.

  9. Jenny said

    Very well said TP. Federer has also chosen to do these pressers in 3 languages for years which takes more of his time, he doesn’t have to do that.

  10. Bento said

    Very well said. These morons.

  11. saphire said

    TP, great article.
    I checked the search results on Google for Roger Federer ~ 5.600.000, for Rafael Nadal – 3.000.000 and Djokovic ~ 2.740.000. Than the official web sites: registered (fans) members on RF site are over 164.000, on RN 12.874 and on Djokovic are only 3368. Numbers speaks for themselves !

  12. Sarah said


    I’m not surprised by the numbers, Novak is still new on the scene. But I thought his fan base would be higher.

  13. Rock said


    You must’ve checked those numbers when Roger won his first Grandslam title when he was 21 and not 26.

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