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Roger Federer defeats Olivier Rochus 6-3, 6-1

Very special match.

Oliver Rochus was his doubles partner when they were juniors.

They won Wimbledon together, didn't they?

In the first set Ollie fought through 5 set points.

A great player, he had a very good USO 04 and AO 05.

Miami (BBC) - World number one Roger Federer required 71 minutes to book his place in the third round of the Nasdaq-100 Open with a 6-3 6-1 win over Olivier Rochus
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Federer powered 12 aces to brush aside the diminutive Belgian, who beat the tour's tallest player, Ivo Karlovic, in the opening round.

The Swiss will play Mariano Zabaleta in the next round.

Elsewhere, 10th seed Joachim Johansson was beaten in straight sets by unseeded American Jeff Morrison.

Nicolas Kiefer lost out in the all-German clash, beaten comfortably 6-4 6-2 by Florian Meyer.

Victor Hanescu took the opening set with ease against Taylor Dent but had to concede the match through injury whilst trailing 4-0 in the decider.

Last year's runner-up Guillermo Coria safely negotiated his opening match against Davide Sanguinetti, beating the Italian 6-1 6-4.

Argentina's Coria had to retire from last year's final against Andy Roddick with back pains caused by kidney stones.

Roddick retired from the tournament on Friday with a wrist injury.







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Re: Roger Federer defeats Oliver Rochus 6-3, 6-1

I hope you don't get banned for posting this thread.

Anyway, that match looked good for Federer from its stats, a bunch of winners, not too many UEs and a good serve. Zabaleta is definitely more dangerous and Roger has to set his eyes wide open. Good luck, Ninja!

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Hehe Love his new shirt and so many balls to sign The first is out so who is the next potential one to stop JesusFed?

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Hehe Love his new shirt and so many balls to sign
Great color: Red!

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Re: Roger Federer defeats Olivier Rochus 6-3, 6-1

Wow he beat Rochus, this is not a special match, it was a victory to Fed which is very rare these days.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Wow he beat Rochus, this is not a special match, it was a victory to Fed which is very rare these days.
Oh please!

I just woke up from the hangover I got after the party celebrating Federer's win over Ulihrach.
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Re: Roger Federer defeats Olivier Rochus 6-3, 6-1

were basketball fans this ungrateful when Michael Jordan ruled?

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TC, considering I am a Federer fan, there is only so much toadiness one can tolerate, and I think hrbatyfan feels the same.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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yes but why blame that on Fed?

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Re: Roger Federer defeats Olivier Rochus 6-3, 6-1

In Wimbledon Final

Olivier Rochus / Roger Federer

defeated

Michael Llodra / Andy Ram

6-4, 6-4

Olivier was No. 11 in Juniors

No. 16 in doubles.

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yes but why blame that on Fed?
I am not blaming it on Fed at all. I mean it's over the top and there seems to be just another excuse to start a thread, when he wins a match. I started one taking the piss out of these posters and will need to bump it again, then there is one talking about his game on clay which was a constructive discussion, not just an excuse to gloat.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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ditto

there is only so much federer glorification one can take

super player but we don't need to create threads for matches like these days
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Re: Roger Federer defeats Olivier Rochus 6-3, 6-1

Same goes for all X player defeat Y player, blah blah blah.
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Well, hopefully the title of this thread will be changed and this same thread will be used for his next match, and so on. We absolutely don't need a new one each time he wins (and I am a Fed fan). It's not news when he wins unless its a final, its news when he loses...

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Same goes for all X player defeat Y player, blah blah blah.
If it's a huge upset then that would be expected, but I can see your point.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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