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Great to see so many good comments from others.
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I hope he's still going to the Bangkok Open in September. If he is, I'll try to go for sure, with Air Asia now, it's very cheap flying there besides I have many friends in Bangkok

I'll love to go back Melbourne for AO in maybe year after next, miss it there and Shanghai TMC will be in my plan too

But of course, at this moment, it's all just "plan"
Yeah, mine is still a "plan" only too. I didn't know he is scheduled for Bangkok, since he didn't go there last year. If he is, well Bangkok will be in the "plan" also .
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I want to hear and feel it too Yeah, must watch him live. I am thinking to go to AO and Shanghai next year. Do you have any plan lsy & LCeh?
I am planning to go to the Toronto TMS, since I live quite close to there.
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Lindsay Davenport on Roger:

But, I mean, as a tennis fan, I mean, you have to think Roger Federer is the most amazing thing to watch. I mean, the way he plays, the way he moves, the way he acts. I mean, if you were to mould a perfect tennis player, that would be him. I think he's incredible. Love to sit down and watch him play anybody. So I'm a huge fan of his and just his game overall.

I think Andy is great. He's a little bit on the ‑‑ he's not a rebel, but he has a little bit different personality than Roger, a little bit more amped up a lot of times, and the big serve. But, I mean, technically I would sit down and watch Federer all day long.

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But, I mean, as a tennis fan, I mean, you have to think Roger Federer is the most amazing thing to watch. I mean, the way he plays, the way he moves, the way he acts. I mean, if you were to mould a perfect tennis player, that would be him. I think he's incredible. Love to sit down and watch him play anybody. .
Hope american networks listen to Lindsay
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Q. Do you remember breaking Federer here last year? You're the last guy to do it.

SJENG SCHALKEN: Well... I'm happy I don't meet him this year then.

Q. Do you remember that?

SJENG SCHALKEN: Yeah, it was in the third set. I was up 4‑1. But he broke me twice.

Q. How did you break him?

SJENG SCHALKEN: Just trying to go for the winners. So actually it was a little lucky.

Q. How tough is he to break?

SJENG SCHALKEN: Federer?

Q. Yes.

SJENG SCHALKEN: I think Federer and Roddick are tough to break. They don't give a lot away. They hit high percentage first serve. They can handle the pressure I give them, so they have also very good defense. Once I'm in the rally with them, it's not like, "Now I'm going to win." No, I still have to play really well to beat them.

Q. Even though they serve differently, one hits the big ball, and Federer's more of a precise server with not so much speed.

SJENG SCHALKEN: Well, the thing I had with Federer was the most trouble with his good defense. I couldn't make the winner. And the thing with Andy last three times, I had the feeling I was serving the whole match because he was just hitting four serves, winning, and then I was struggling to get my game in.

They are just slightly different. Andy is a little bit more power. Roger has a great defense.
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Thanks LCeh!!!

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Lindsay!! Words of wisdom, from a true champion.

"I think that now and until the end of my career, I can really play with my mind at peace, and no longer hear that I've never won Roland Garros." - Roger Federer
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Polite Rogi... found time for everyone including an interview with Al-Jazeera.
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What a guy. Wimbledon can scarcely believe their luck in finding a 22-year-old champion and No 1 in the world who doesn't "eff" within range of a courtside microphone, wear a baseball cap turned adolescently backwards or turn up on the arm of Barbra Streisand. Neither his chest hair nor his bonking has become an issue. He attended a party with his girlfriend thrown by Sir Elton John. There is no greater accolade.

We seem to be dealing with a player who has the pulse rate of Bjorn Borg, the smoothness of Pete Sampras, the gentlemanliness of Bunny Austin and the hairspray of Chris Evert. It is not a bad combination.

He speaks three languages with tremendous adequacy and conducts press conferences in all of them. In fact, he conducts them in such earnest regularity that sometimes the men's tennis media coordinators wish he would just throw a hissy fit like the rest of them and let them get out in time for dinner.

At the French Open this year, despite his painful defeat, he insisted on satisfying every request for a word with him, including an interview with Al Jazeera.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/mai...equestid=27538
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Thanks for the article mitalidas. Very kind words.
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thanx mitalidas
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Sjeng was practising w Rogi today!! He is a self-confessed "Federerfan"! Nice guy, I like him!

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From Navratilova:

When he hits his forehand he can hook it so that he can go cross-court or down the line, tailing away from you because of all the topspin. He can hit a forehand cross-court so that it jumps at your body, which is effective on any surface but particularly on grass because it's almost as though he's inducing a bad bounce because he makes the ball jump differently and that's what his kick-serve does as well
He's got spin on everything, he's got a heavy slice that stays low, he can float the ball so that it stays low and just dies on the court so you have to create all the pace, or he can knife it so that it skids through. On his groundstrokes he can hit it harder or can hit a cross-court ball that looks like it's going to be no problem until it suddenly takes off in the other direction after it bounces.
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Roddick on Roger...

Q. When you see Roger Federer play on TV or if you're scouting, what impresses you the most?

ANDY RODDICK: Oh, I mean, he just does everything pretty well. But he hits shots that not a lot of other people even think of hitting. He's kind of ‑ or at least it seems ‑ I mean, he's kind of immune to pressure right now. You know, he just plays his game. He goes out. He makes you play every time. And, you know, mentally, he's very strong now.

Q. What makes grass such an advantageous surface for him?

ANDY RODDICK: Everything. I mean, he serves and volleys. His slice stays low. You know, he likes the ball down a little bit. So take your pick.


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