Is this the cockiest man in tennis?

by Scott Thyroff

Roger Federer At The 2002 U.S. Open (a clearer...

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I was reading this blog post called can murray overcome the fed? where Federer stated:

Federer made a revealing comment a couple of months ago, shortly before playing Murray (and winning) at the end of year ATP tour finals tournament in London.

β€œIt’s up to me whether I beat Murray,” he said.

Roger Federer has definitely become the best player of All time by winning his 16th grand slam title at the Australian Open this year. He has become so confident that he is now believing the only person that can beat him is himself. Federer has always had a quiet cockiness to him, however since winning the French and becoming the best player of all time, his subtle comments are showing how confident and cocky he is.

Even though he does make such comments it is still hard not to root for him because of his overall graciousness as a champion.

Watch for Roger to notch a couple more grand slam titles under his belt before the end of the year.

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  • James

    Well I think Fed is real confident with his ability to defeat Murray. As we probably all know Fed is a great and an intelligent player and he had ideas how Murray handle the game. As the German legend Boris Becker stated, Rafael Nadal is the only worthy challenger to Federer. We will see then…

  • Romnick

    Yes he is confident with his ability and mastery of Murray's performance in tennis but he can't control everything thats going on in a game… The game has its ups and downs. We can never tell maybe in the next two years Nadal would be the next greatest of all time, who knows?

  • Martina

    Federer is a legendary player and he is doing his best to protect his title. He is confident to defeat Murray with the truth that he masters Murray's way of playing and that despite of his consecutive grand slams he still perform trainings that will increase his speed and develop his ability in playing tennis.

  • Sandie

    Even if he is the cockiest man in tennis I would still support him and for me he will always be the best!

  • Marvin

    “Watch for Roger to notch a couple more grand slam titles under his belt before the end of the year.”

    I think this is going to come true. Good luck to Fed!
    By the way, who among you guys has able to watched the doubles match between Fed/Pete versus Rafa/Andre? It was fun though Pete and Andre kept annoying each other while the game is going on. Good thing that Fed and Rafa remained very professionals all through out the game. Pete and Fed defeat Rafa and Andre and all the money collected from this tournament will all be provided to Haiti victims through the aid of American Red Cross.The BNP Paribas really did a great job as well as the players that participated with this game.

  • dana01

    He has all the right to act a bit cocky though. πŸ™‚

  • Lisa Leslie

    Even though he does make such comments it is still hard not to root for him because of his overall graciousness as a champion.

    I agree!

  • Derrick Washington

    β€œIt’s up to me whether I beat Murray,”

    In short, He masters Murray's style when playing and that he really has the capability to defeat Murray anytime, anywhere…

  • Laura

    will he make it to 20 grand slam? i doubt it.

  • philippe01

    Of course. He can even achieve more than 20. I do believe in Federer's ability and capability!

  • Sandy

    β€œIt’s up to me whether I beat Murray,”

    Even if Fed already masters Murray's playing strategies, He still couldn't be certain that he can beat Murray. tennis is a game, and you'll never know what might happen. what if he got injured at the last sets? or what if Murray keep on studying Fed's style of playing and beat him? Fed couldn't control everything in the tennis court.

  • Celine

    β€œIt’s up to me whether I beat Murray,”

    I wonder why he never explained this statement and why he stated this.

  • Dustin

    He could beat Murray but I don't think he can beat Rafa. Fed's strongest opponent in tennis is Nadal. I can't wait for their next match.

  • dustin

    I agree. Tennis is a game which will give you either success and failure.

  • Sally

    If you were Murray how are you going to react to Fed's statement “β€œIt’s up to me whether I beat Murray,”?

  • FRANK

    Watch for Roger to notch a couple more grand slam titles under his belt before the end of the year…

    Do you think it is still possible as Fed has fell down at Indian wells tournament?

  • Randy

    oh sad! The world's no. 1 is now at rank no. 6 in Men's Tennis Power Ranking. I am not pretty sure if Federer will make it to the top again. What do you think? Any prediction?

  • Audrey

    I think Roger Federer will make it to the top again. He has to learn how to play a lot harder though.

  • Andrew

    I know he will make it to the top again. He can win at Wimbledon if he give his best.

  • Patrick

    Even if you are an intelligent and talented player you still can't control everything that's going on inside the court. I don't really agree with this one as well as with Federer's comment β€œIt’s up to me whether I beat Murray” He wasn't even able to defend his title against Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis at the Indian Wells ATP tournament on Tuesday. His defeat shows that Federer is not the kind who can control everything that's going on inside the court. Let's admit it!

  • Bobby

    I still believe that Federer did not mean anything negative with the statement he stated. I know he is a good man in and out of the court.

  • Danny

    and I always look forward to Federer's success!

  • Paul

    I prefer watching Federer and Nadal's match though.

  • Angela

    Some people might think that Federer is a bit cocky but that wouldn't change my admiration towards him. He is a great a hubby and dad of two after all. Despite of his hectic schedule he still manage to spend quality time with his family, kids and wife.. He is just simply amazing!

  • Monica

    Federer is not only a tennis legendary but also a legendary dad and husband. two thumbs up for him!

  • Alexa

    As for me no matter what people say against Federer, I will always admire him as a tennis legendary and as a man with credibility.

  • Katie

    I really don't understand why Federer's tennis performance is not that great compare before. Is there something wrong going on with him?

  • Nicholas

    I don't understand either. Is he tired of playing tennis and defending his name?

  • Bonnie

    I doubt if Federer will continue to reap success though. The way I see it, he is getting weaker in the court. Is he having any problem?

  • Drew

    I feel sad as Federer has been losing in most matches he had. I hope he will be doing great at the clay scene though. I look forward seeing him and Rafa playing at the clay scene's semi.

  • Bridget

    “Watch for Roger to notch a couple more grand slam titles under his belt before the end of the year.” — I don't think it is still possible though–

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