Federer isn't much of an arrogant player. I don't think anyone who has followed his career would make that argument. He's back to playing in form and looks relaxed again so it could spell trouble for the rest of the field at the US Open. On a side note, the reactions from other players after winning a big point in a match have nothing to do with arrogance, or showing off. Tennis is mainly a mental game and when you are coached from an early age most players are taught to give themselves a 'come on' or something similar to fire themselves during a match. You need confidence to be able to hit through the ball to the extent required to be effective, any holding back and you either won't get enough spin on the ball to keep it in play or will hit it too short and just give your opponent a chance to attack. It's even more important when serving. Don't hit with confidence on the 2nd serve and it isn't going to go in. So, I thought I'd respond to one of the comments knocking some other top players for doing exactly what they are coached to do. It has nothing to do with arrogance and shouldn't reflect poorly on their personalities. Nadal is also an extremely humble player if you listen to his interviews.
Roger Federer wins Cincinnati Masters Proving World No.1 Status
2008 was not a very good year for Roger Federer, his loss at Wimbledon to Rafael Nadal was a huge shock to both Federer and his fans. How things change in one year. 2009 has been good for Federer; he is once again the tennis world No.1, thanks to great wins at Wimbledon 2009 and his recent victory at the Cincinnati Masters, proving his World No.1 Status.
According to The Los Angeles Times, Roger Federer met Novak Djokovic in Sunday’s final, who beat Rafael Nadal in the semi-final. Federer won 6-1, 7-5, his first win since the birth of his twin girls in July. After the final Federer said, “That’s the special part, especially winning for the first time as a dad.” He also added It gets me going emotionally a little bit, because I know it’s been a wonderful summer.”
Federer has now won the Cincinnati Masters three times and he hopes to have the same success at the U.S. Open. He has won the title five times and hopes to now make it six. Judging by his recent string of wins, there is no reason why the Swiss star cannot take yet another title.
There is no denying that Roger Federer is now the greatest men’s tennis player of all time, even Pete Sampras agrees with this. Faniq.com has been asking its readers if they think that Roger Federer is Arrogant Or Just Plain Confident? The reason for this is that they believe that Federer has a lack of class when he is presented with his trophy.
The writer of the article also hated the fact that Roger Federer wore a number 15 on his top after beating Andy Roddick at this year’s Wimbledon final. I do not believe for one moment that Federer is arrogant, how about the way other sports personalities react after winning something. Have you ever watched a soccer match; just watch how they celebrate when they score a goal.
Give Roger Federer a break, he is the greatest tennis player ever let him enjoy the moment.
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I love him. Hope he can win the US open , so it will be the 1st grandslam after the birth of his twin girls.
I totally agree with you. I also read Faniq.com article about hating Federer's reaction. How dare the author writing on a Faniq.com website if he himself doesn't have an IQ! We don't have to jump in to another sports, in tennis itself we can see so many hard fist-pumpers/intimidating players for example Nadal, Murray, Djokovic etc..I have nothing against them I just use d them as my examples because they are right now one of the most popular players, their celebration are way much even worse because they just scored a point and they feel like they already won a grand slam. So before judging Federer look closely the his difference to other players.
I too agree that Federer is the least arrogant winner in today's days of sports and entertainment where expression of triumph is hyped... i guess Federer is far too subtle with his celebration and that is proved by the fact that his fellow players respect him for that.
Thank you for publishing this counterpoint against the FanIQ article about Federer's arrogance. Here is Federer's perspective about the "15" jacket. http://msn.foxsports.com/tennis/story/9916294/THE-STORY-BEHIND-THE-NO.-15-JACKET-