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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-15-2005, 06:34 AM Thread Starter
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This is from Yahoo...and it ignores the fact that the headline on the main page is "Federer sets sights on return to No. 1 ranking"

Federer returns to action at Rotterdam tennis

February 14, 2005
ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands (Ticker) - Roger Federer makes his first appearance since his epic loss to Marat Safin in the semifinals of the Australian Open as the top seed at the ABN AMRO World Tennis tournament.

Following his 4 1/2-hour defeat to Safin, the eventual Australian Open champion, Federer took off two weeks. The setback, Federer's first since the Olympics last year, ended his 26-match winning streak.

After capturing every major title last year except the French Open, many thought the 23-year-old Swede had a chance to make a serious run at a Grand Slam this year.


Federer, who already has one title under his belt this year at the Doha Open, will try to regroup here, where he will be a heavy favorite. He opens against Czech qualifier Bohdan Ulhrach in the first round.

The tournament began Monday with six first-round matches. The top seed in action was No. 2 Guillermo Coria of Argentina, last year's French Open runner-up who advanced with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Raemon Sluiter of the Netherlands.

Previously ranked as high as third in the world rankings, Coria missed six months last season due to shoulder problems.

"I really want to improve my indoor game," said Coria, a claycourt specialist and last year's French Open runner-up. "I think to be the best you have to play well on all surfaces. We've all seen how well Federer has played on clay, winning Hamburg twice. So it's a goal of mine to play well on this surface. I hope to be able to get to the same level on this surface as I am on clay."

Sixth-seeded Nikolay Davydenko of Russia outlasted Spain's Fernando Verdasco, 7-5, 2-6, 6-4.

In other first-round matches, Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic ousted Dutchman Robin Soderling, 7-5, 6-2, and Thailand's Paradorn Srichaphan bested Russian Igor Andreev, 7-6 (7-4), 1-6, 7-5.

Also, Sweden's Thomas Johansson toppled Slovakia's Karol Beck, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1, and Spain's Juan Carlos Ferrero dispatched Germany's Rainer Schuettler, 6-4, 6-2.

Sweden's Joachim Johansson, fresh off his win in Marseille, France, is the fifth seed and faces qualifier Yeu-Tzuoo Wang of Taipei in the opening round.

Britain's Tim Henman, who missed last week's Open 13 tournament in France with a bad back, is the third seed, followed by Argentina's David Nalbandian. Completing the top seeds are No. 7 Dominik Hrbaty of Slovakia and No. 8 Feliciano Lopez of Spain.
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Re: Spot the Error

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After capturing every major title last year except the French Open, many thought the 23-year-old Swede had a chance to make a serious run at a Grand Slam this year.
That was (too) easy
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In other first-round matches, Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic ousted Dutchman Robin Soderling, 7-5, 6-2

A post that deserves to be on MTF Hall of Fame soon:

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Take that you bitch. In your face. And to top it off her son, Novak went out in the 3rd round, has been leapfrogged by Murray in the rankings and is only a little bit ahead off Juan Martin In yo face, biatch.
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he was so depressed about losing his #1 ranking that he decided to switch to swedish citizenship in an attempt to salvage is tennis career. hmm maybe if i'm swedish i'll have a serve like Joachim's, hmm good plan that's how i'll get back to #1, but at least i'm not as bad as roddick who fell out of the top ten this week.

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This is AT LEAST the third thread about this.

No, Roger didn't turn Swedish.

Yes, #5 - Andy Roddick is missing from the rankings lists.

Yes, Roger is still #1 in the rankings and the article should have specified the Champion's Race.

No, Soderling didn't turn Dutch.

And all the other things people have already pointed out.

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