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Question Your habits to follow Rogers matches

In 2007 I started a poll after the Wimbledon final about the habits of fellow Roger fans to watch his matches:

Your habits to follow Rogers matches

Unfortunately I didn't paid attention to let the poll open for a long time and therefore it is close now.

I thought to start a new thread about this topic now:

~ Do you watch all of Roger's matches when it is possible? ~
~ Do you only watch special tournaments? ~
~ Does it depend who he plays against? ~
~ Are you to nervous to watch his matches in general? ~

Please share your habits with us
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Re: Your habits to follow Rogers matches

I watch every Roger match unless I have something important during the match. But then I cannot focus entirely on that - the important thing - if it's an important tournament.

Shhhh, but last year I finished a 4h exam in 2h because it was on the sunday of the French Open final, and I was sure Roger would beat Rafa and become the GOAT. hahaha how wrong I was

About habits, I don't have any special habits. But one thing that is common is that I get really nervous when its a important match against a top player, like semi-finals or finals of Slams. My heart pumps really fast etc. Apart from that I just watch wherever I am and enjoy.

Curious thing. In 2007, during the US Open, I was in a sick resort in a paradise city 120km away from my city. I was playing tennis for the first time in my life with some friends who were in the same resort. I was soo bad hahah didn't even held the racquet correctly (now I do I practice tennis haha). ANYWAY. What happened is that there was an Argentine couple playing tennis on the other court right by our side. The tennis-instructor of the resort came in (to play with the couple) and told them "hey, Federer just lost the 1st set in his match". Holy shit! Why did I listen to that?! I got insta nervous and couldn't focus or enjoy the tennis match with my friends anymore. I told them I was feeling sick (blatant lie) and rushed to my room to watch the match ahahha. Thank god Roger won that match and the tournament

[edit] The match was Fed vs Isner
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Re: Your habits to follow Rogers matches

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In 2007 I started a poll after the Wimbledon final about the habits of fellow Roger fans to watch his matches:

Your habits to follow Rogers matches

Unfortunately I didn't paid attention to let the poll open for a long time and therefore it is close now.

I thought to start a new thread about this topic now:

~ Do you watch all of Roger's matches when it is possible? ~
~ Do you only watch special tournaments? ~
~ Does it depend who he plays against? ~
~ Are you to nervous to watch his matches in general? ~

Please share your habits with us
Hi Doris,

I watch all of his matches and record them all, too. I have quite a collection!
I will set my alarm for 2:00 AM to watch him live.
( sometimes suffer the rest of the day..especially if he loses, but that's ok. I will not give up any opportunity to see him dance across the court. )

I have never seen him play live but hope to soon.

I may be able to go to Birmingham to see him play in the Davis Cup.
And...yes, I will cheer for him and not the USA.

I am a fan and will stay that way..no matter who he plays.
I think he's very special.

And, yes, I always get really nervous when he plays and I shout at the TV or computer..

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Re: Your habits to follow Rogers matches

I think this *poll-question* is a good idea. I tried to give you good rep, but I have to spread it around, first.
So...................


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Re: Your habits to follow Rogers matches

I watch all matches as I can~~I also will record them to make DVDs.
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Re: Your habits to follow Rogers matches

I watch all his televised matches, even if it's at odd hours of the day. I stayed up even at 4 am just to catch the end of that Wimbledon final last year.

I watch his matches alone, because everyone else in my household roots for whoever is playing against Roger
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Re: Your habits to follow Rogers matches

Do you watch all of Roger's matches when it is possible? ~
Yes If im at home, i usually see Roger´s matches. If im at work..well, then i cant, obviously. But sometimes, if the match has been something special (a semifinal or final) i try to download and save it

~ Do you only watch special tournaments? ~
No

~ Does it depend who he plays against? ~
No, i try to see him always. Its true depend who he plays against, i feel more or less nervous!

~ Are you to nervous to watch his matches in general? ~
Yep. Today i was specially nervous, even more than last year in the US Open.

And special habits? No, not really. I think i´ve got silly superstitions over the years lol but nothing important
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Re: Your habits to follow Rogers matches

I try to watch all of Roger's grand slam matches no matter who his opponent is. For other tournaments that aren't televised I follow the live scores online and try to find highlights of these matches.

I have particular habits during Fedal finals lol which are pretty stressful:

- can't sit down. Always pacing around nervously.
- Fist pumping like a maniac when Roger does anything magical or breaks serve
- Thumping the sofa as hard as possible when Roger is broken or makes a poor UE.
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Re: Your habits to follow Rogers matches

Do you watch all of Roger's matches when it is possible?
I watch as many as i possibly can..even if they are on at 3 in the morning if they arent televised in my country i find out the scores by any means possible =)
Do you only watch special tournaments?
nope any match with Roger is a speacial match(hahaha)
Does it depend who he plays against?
Who he plays agaisnt doesnt effect if i watch the match but it does effect the way i feel...if its a lower end player i dont get as edgy but if its someone like djokovic or nadal its always scary to watch
Are you to nervous to watch his matches in general?
Almost always...i want to see him do good..but if the players a "nobody"(lol) im not as nervous

and habits? if its a tough match i normally cross my fingers and keep up a near consistent mantra in my head of "c'mon roger c'mon its your match!!c'mon" or "go roger go" etc... and i like to watch them sorts of matches alone or away form my family because they just dont get it

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Re: Your habits to follow Rogers matches

~ Do you watch all of Roger's matches when it is possible? ~

Yes. I watch all his televised matches, even if it’s aired at odd hours where I live.

~ Do you only watch special tournaments? ~

I watch all his televised matches. So that means the Grand Slam tournaments and the Masters Series tournaments. The other smaller tournaments, I don’t get to watch since the matches aren’t televised here.

~ Does it depend who he plays against? ~

No, I like to watch him play, regardless of the opponent.

~ Are you to nervous to watch his matches in general? ~

I get nervous when he plays the final. Otherwise, I don’t get nervous at all. Not even when he’s on the ropes (like the Berdych match)
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Re: Your habits to follow Rogers matches

~ Do you watch all of Roger's matches when it is possible? ~

Yes. I watch all his televised matches, but not all of that is in Live, because I need to get up very early for work.

~ Do you only watch special tournaments? ~

I watch all his televised matches as I can, if cannot, I will record them in DVDs.

~ Does it depend who he plays against? ~

No, but I special like watch he play with Roddick.

~ Are you to nervous to watch his matches in general? ~

I am nervous when I watch he plays in Live~~~~~
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Re: Your habits to follow Rogers matches

now am in college , but when I was in highschool, all I can say is that whenever rog plays, i skipped the classes,.but didnt bothered to lie about feeling sick,.. just said: "ok, am going home to watch mr.tennis, u can do w/e u like ^^" , And I watch every single tour he plays in! and every single match! During AO, all matches are about 4-6 am, but i just switch my day-night and follow his amazing dance that some ppl call tennis,.. Oh, yea, when I sometimes feel bored in middle of the day,.. I just say:" omg, ill watch federer this evening when i get back home" and then i have strength to overcome the class boringness ^^

Try finding the word 'Brilliant' in dictionary,and you'll find the picture of Roger Federer next to it.

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Re: Your habits to follow Rogers matches

I don't follow every of his matches. First of all I'm not so fond of watching tennis via the internet and prefer to watch the matches on tv when I have the opportunity to do so. Then it depends who he plays against. I'm often nervous when he has to play momentous matches and usually do something else in the time whilst he plays.

It was really easier for me to follow matches from my former favourite players. Although I was always emotionally involved when for example Becker, Graf or Kuerten had to play important matches it is nothing compared to the roller coaster ride with Roger.
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Re: Your habits to follow Rogers matches

I watch every match he plays.
Even if i'm not home and I have to deal with a crappy Internet Live-Stream.
And yeah, I'm pretty nervous during the matches, I turn into some sort of flesh eating vampire.


I remember this year during Indian Wells...
A girl ask me to go out and I answered her:
"It wont be possible"
"Why?"
"Federer plays vs Raonic today".
"What?! Are you kidding me?"
"No... Federer plays Bellucci, maybe after the match"
"'Maybe after the match'!?! Are you nuts?!"
"Hey, relax! What's wrong with it?"
"FINE! I'm relaxed... How about saturday?"
"Are YOU nuts?!?! He'll probably be in Semis that day, and if that happens, he'll play Nadal. No way!"


That's a true story, and there are a lot of them.
I don't miss a single Fed match... Last saturday I missed the match vs Haas, I was pretty sad, I had no internet and I followed the live-scores.

But whatever... Go Roger this Wimbledon!

I actually think Bernard Tomic will easily win career-year mixed doubles slam in 2020.

Jealous? Yeah, you are, you dirty hater.
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Re: Your habits to follow Rogers matches

All of them when I have the possibility, practically nearly all of them.

I'm married, it's my wife who has to complain about Fed, she sometimes says "I love him more than her" and that kind of shit
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