Roger Federer out of spotlight at Fre...

Roger Federer out of spotlight at French Open

There are 7 comments on the Salon story from May 21, 2011, titled Roger Federer out of spotlight at French Open. In it, Salon reports that:

It's been eight years since the last time Roger Federer was not seeded No. 1 or 2 at a Grand Slam tournament.

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George Kaczender

Los Angeles, CA

#1 May 21, 2011
He's still the greatest. The only one worth watching tennis for. Nadal is great too but he doesn't have Fed's grace - he's trying to hard.

Albuquerque, NM

#2 May 21, 2011
The Fedster is the ONLY one to watch if you're a fan of the pure sport of Tennis. These young turks that just smash the ball as hard as they can. That's not the game at its best. Roger plays with finesse and grace and he's a classy guy as well.
Can't stand this whiny Jokester...reminds me Lendl who used to constantly complain about one thing or another and then go and spread that chalk in his pocket all over the place.
Roger's the man as far as I'm matter where he's seeded.
Helen Waite

Leeds, UK

#3 May 22, 2011
Let the bruisers fight each other. They are good players, in a two dimensional way. Roger is from a different dimension in the way he plays. He is creative in his shot making, graceful and gracious on and off court. He is a true artist of the game whose incredible inventive shots draw gasps from the comms and crowd alike.
Allez, Roger, get your 17th Grand Slam! people will talk about that!!!

Mount Gilead, OH

#4 May 28, 2011
I heart Roger

Darlington, UK

#5 May 31, 2011
I agree totally with all of you guys! All the rest base their play on good physical condition and repetition through practice, without involving mentality so much. However, Federer plays with brains, not strength. And this is the most important since Tennis is a mind game. Federer is the most inventive and BEST player EVER and I feel tremendously sad that someday he will have to stop!!

Watford, UK

#6 May 31, 2011
does anyone know where to get the french open for free in streaming from the UK? thx

Dyersville, IA

#7 Jun 2, 2011
Tennis is so great right now due in large part to Roger Federer. He's the one who has rasied the bar and who has gernerated global intrest in tennis. He's the best! And when he retires from tennis (which most of us hope won't be any time soon) the game will lose a lot of it's pazazz. Go all the way Roger !!

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