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Hans-Joachim Federer
Number of games in database: 1
Years covered: 2001
Last FIDE rating: 2004
Highest rating achieved in database: 2043

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(born Oct-13-1950, 66 years old) Germany

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Krizsany vs H J Federer 1-0242001Bad WoerishofenE73 King's Indian

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  Keyser Soze: I felt sorry for Venus, she is a fighter. But I kinda like the Spaniard gal. She is a treat
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  HeMateMe: well, youth will be served. She's 23. Amazing just to make the final at age 37. I had a feeling Mugu would win today. Those big muscles, and her consistency--as long as she could keep the ball in play past the first two hits I thought she might wear down Williams.

Didn't even recognize Conchita Martinez until the name was mentioned. Conchita's gotta hit the swimming pool and lose 20 pounds. Sanchez-Vicario was there too, cameras briefly showed her.

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  Keyser Soze: Conchita was hot. But Mugu, I find her amazing. Nice smile.

And tomorrow I hope Fed grab his 19th,

Damn , 2 GS at age 35 is crazy.

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  HeMateMe: why don't you send her an Email and tell her to get into the ESPN 'body' issue?
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  Keyser Soze: My guess soon she will made those Sports Illustrated hot essay.
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  HeMateMe: the bikini issue? Maybe.

Tennis movie coming out:

<A new film exploring their rivalry, “Borg/McEnroe,” which stars an obnoxious Shia LaBeouf as McEnroe and the hunky Swedish actor Sverrir Gudnason as Borg, is scheduled for release in September.>


well, that could be good or it could be a train wreck, depends on the script. LaBeouf is a good actor and kind of like Mac, sometimes out of control in real life. Just last week he was in trouble with the police over something. He's wired a bit tight for this world.

there used to be a guy who came here, to this page, to talk tennis, a real Borg worshipper, could also be a mean little prick. I don't see him around much anymore.

Jul-15-17  User not found: <HeMateMe: why don't you send her an Email and tell her to get into the ESPN 'body' issue?>

HAHAHA. That made me chuckle 😂 😂 😂

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  Keyser Soze: Yeah yeah!

Fed 19 GS. Ridiculous.
Too bad for Cilic that wasn't healthy today

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  saffuna: Cilic just froze up, nerves overtook him, couldn't move in any fluid way. Errors added up quickly.
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  harrylime: Fed is the greatest ever ..

Can't think of another sports person ALIVE I would actually acknowledge that to ..

Jul-16-17  rogge: Along with Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps, maybe.
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  alexmagnus: Federer won Wimbledon without losing a set. Previously, Nadal won French Open without losing a set. This year is the second time in history (after 1938) that two majors had winners with no lost set (in 1938 it was twice the same player though). Interestingly, both Federer's and Nadal's win included one of their opponents resigning in the second set.
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  Keyser Soze: <Can't think of another sports person ALIVE I would actually acknowledge that to .>

Jordan or Pele maybe.

<alexmagnus: Federer won Wimbledon without losing a set. Previously, Nadal won French Open without losing a set.>

Last time that happened at Wimbledon was Bjorn Borg at 76 (he also won RG once without dropping a set).

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  harrylime: <Keyser Soze: <Can't think of another sports person ALIVE I would actually acknowledge that to .> Jordan or Pele maybe.

<alexmagnus: Federer won Wimbledon without losing a set. Previously, Nadal won French Open without losing a set.>

Last time that happened at Wimbledon was Bjorn Borg at 76 (he also won RG once without dropping a set).>

Michael Jordan maybe .. in Basketball ..

Pele is also a good shout ..

Leave this with me !

Jul-16-17  User not found: Messi! 5 ballon d'ors. "Messi is unbelievable. He'll be the first footballer to win 5,6 maybe 7 ballon d'ors" - Cruyff.

"Who's the best player in the world? Lionel Messi.

Who's the greatest player of alllllllllll times? Lionel Messi?" - Arsene Wenger.

Form is temporary. Class is permanent #Messi #lennon #Oasis

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  offramp: <User not found: Messi! 5 ballon d'ors.>

I've got a load of golden balloons. I bought them for my kid's birthday.

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  harrylime: <rogge: Along with Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps, maybe.>

Just seen this lol

Usain Bolt is no comparison .. lol lol

FED is the Greatest NOW .. in a Universally GLOBAL sport ..

Can't think of another contender

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  Keyser Soze: <I've got a load of golden balloons. I bought them for my kid's birthday.>


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  HeMateMe: maybe Trump will invite him to the White House?
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  harrylime: Usain Bolt or Jesse Owens ?


It's not good !

lol lol lol

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  harrylime: There is NOBODY alive who can be called the GREATEST other than

This Swiss guy

Jul-16-17  User not found: <offramp: <User not found: Messi! 5 ballon d'ors.> I've got a load of golden balloons. I bought them for my kid's birthday.>

Are you liceman in disguise!? Was that a joke offy? If so.. Terrible. Get your Messiah prayer mat out and pray to the Messiah, ask him for forgiveness. He's the greatest football player that's ever stepped foot on a pitch #Amen #MessiIsTheGreatestEver #MESSIISGOD!!

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  harrylime: I am a PAST kinda guy ..

But THIS guy I will say is THE GREATEST in his sport ..

I respect this ..

I Bow down to this

It is rare I acknowledge an athlete still competing who I consider the GRESTEST ...

Bolt and Jordan

Get OUTTA ERE .. lol lol

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  HeMateMe: what about Ginny Wade, Harry? Your thoughts?
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  HeMateMe: the Royal Box:

<WIMBLEDON, England — To be among the few who receive an invitation to watch tennis from one of the 74 seats in the royal box at Wimbledon’s Centre Court is akin to getting an acceptance letter from Hogwarts.

“There is a view, among those who have attended the royal box, that it is one of the most special experiences in sport,” said Alexandra Willis, the head of communications for the All England Club. “It’s because of the fact that it’s by invitation only — you can’t just decide it’s something you want to attend.”

The oak-lined royal box sits right behind the south baseline of the court, clearly visible to spectators and cameras. While its placement is prominent, its perks are protected.

“Keeping some mystery and not giving away too much of what that experience is like” is important, Willis said. Continue reading the main story

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“The only people who really know are those who have had it themselves,” she added.

Many who had been invited are eager to divulge details, however. They often consider the visit one of the most memorable occasions of their lives.

Invitations arrive two to three months before the tournament and read:

“The Chairman and Committee of Management of The Championships request the pleasure of the company of [name] & Guest in the Royal Box on [date].

“This invitation to the Royal Box includes lunch in the Clubhouse prior to the commencement of play, afternoon tea and drinks at the end of the day.”

There is a dress code: jackets and ties for men, and no skirts or dresses ending above the knee for women.

It is best to arrive by noon for the lunch, which is hosted by the club’s chairman, Philip Brook, and his wife, Gill, before play, which begins at 1 p.m. on most days. Brook opens with a brief talk about the tournament and the matches that guests will see on Centre Court that day.

The food served is substantial and decadent; several visitors mentioned poached lobster as a favorite.

Strawberries, the traditional snack of Wimbledon, are also offered, but not merely those sold to other fans on the grounds. Royal box guests enjoy an especially exquisite variety, called a Driscoll Jubilee, which is treasured for its firmness and sweetness and reserved for their consumption.

The group adjourns to the court 10 minutes before the first match begins and stays there throughout the day. Afternoon tea is served from 3:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. For those wanting further nibbles, a small leather-bound bucket of candies is discreetly passed through the box during play. If it becomes chilly, as it often does, blankets arrive.

Guests are assigned woven-wicker seats in the box, each with their name, a commemorative program and a small gift. This year, the gift was a green leather zippered bag embossed with the Wimbledon logo and the words “Royal Box 2017.” Guests also receive sterling silver lapel pins and a commemorative photograph of match action from that day’s play with the box visible in the background, paired with a seating chart.

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More than the amenities, what guests treasure most is the company. Ken Solomon, the chairman and chief executive of Tennis Channel, called it “a cross section of the most interesting people who are in the U.K. at that moment.”

Solomon said he could only compare the camaraderie of the shared experience at Wimbledon to what he has felt as a guest of the American president.

“When you meet someone at the White House, it doesn’t matter who they are — you know they are having one of the greatest days of their life as well,” Solomon said. “No matter who you are, how important, you can’t buy your way into that space, and there’s only a handful of people who are there, and it’s very special. You’re going to remember it the rest of your life, and you know they are, too.”

Donald Dell, a pioneer in the business of professional tennis, said the unexpected meetings were his favorite part. This year, he sat with the golfer Ernie Els and John Witherow, the editor of The Times of London.

“Every year, it’s a different group, and that’s the fun of it: who you see when you’re there,” Dell said.

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Most players say they take little notice of the stars above them, but others are inspired to shine themselves. When she first reached the Wimbledon final, in 2007, Marion Bartoli credited her semifinal win to spotting her favorite actor in the royal box.

“I was focusing on Pierce Brosnan because he is so beautiful,” she said.>

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