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Roger Federer Dismisses Twitter

It's fair to say Roger Federer doesn't exactly appreciate the world of Twitter. The Swiss has long held out on joining the social media website, despite having a remarkable Facebook following. After his crushing straight sets loss at the hands of Rafael Nadal in the Rome final, Federer was asked to comment on Twitter's opinion that his serve was not up to speed. He didn't exactly take it well...

Q: Roger. You say you are healthy and I am convinced you are. The Twitter world says you are not and the speed of your serve was 174 and the second 160 ….. 
R. Federer:  160 is that slow for a second serve… Is that slow?  

Q: It is normal …….. The Twitter world says this.  
R. Federer:  Is everyone the same opinion. Janowicz serves at 225 but I am not that guy and I work my points differently and the radar is not always the story. Ask Rafa if I served slow and he will silence the Twitter world your friends.

No word on whether Rafa will take to Twitter to silence everyone once and for all.

It's probably fair to say Federer won't be joining Twitter anytime soon. But we won't give up hope, for we all know that even tennis players change their minds. It was just over a year ago that Maria Sharapova wrote this about Twitter:

"I'm bored with myself on a daily basis, and I think if I'm bored, like eating a bowl of pasta, I don't need to let the world know that I'm at this restaurant eating a bowl of pasta."

And just look at the happy Twitter user now...

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Reader Comments (1)

LMAO at Maria! Nothing wrong with changing your mind though, Twitter can be a lot of fun.

Still don't particularly want to see Fed on twitter though. As much as I'm a huge fan, and as thick-skinned as he is, there's just so much more snark on twitter than facebook. Not to mention the stupid and disrespectful comments coming from some of the tennis journos. Fed gives them plenty of his time as it is in pressers, last thing he needs to see are their tweets on what he did wrong in this match or that match, how he needs a bigger racquet head, a faster serve, a double-handed backhand and bla bla bla.
May 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

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