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ordinary guy with extraordinary talents...

I saw this top 10 bath/spa (or something) on discovery channel, and the "Whey bath gastaad" (can't really remember the name) in gastaad was on one of the top list with the outdoor milk bath surrounding with mountains, greeneries (really breathtaking) and also many cows who look exactly like Juliette!!! They all look the same , I wonder if Juliette was among of them there?
Here's the famous milkbath in Gstaad! Alex and Albert had one and were drinking some milky cocktail too! Alex, always a favourite there!! HE milked a cow in 2001 and got his cheese in 2002! So maybe Rogi will get his cheese this year!!



Alex won Gstaad for the third time in 2002!!


This is what Rogi was doing that year [remember he was afraid of dogs then... being a KatzenTyp!]:



http://www.swissopengstaad.com/de/ga..._2002_off.html

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"Pero, con todos mis respetos para Rafa, Federer tiene más talento." - Marat Safin
"Pero para mí el mejor es Roger Federer. / For me, the best is Roger Federer." - D. Nalbandian
"He's the best sportsman, I think, in the world. He has a lot of humble." - Rafael Nadal
"He's so charismatic." - Marcos Baghdatis
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Here's the famous luxury cow herself [not a flattering view mind... ]!!



http://www.swissopengstaad.com/

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Más vale maña que fuerza -- proverbio español
"Pero, con todos mis respetos para Rafa, Federer tiene más talento." - Marat Safin
"Pero para mí el mejor es Roger Federer. / For me, the best is Roger Federer." - D. Nalbandian
"He's the best sportsman, I think, in the world. He has a lot of humble." - Rafael Nadal
"He's so charismatic." - Marcos Baghdatis
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yes...Rogifan! Thanks for that picture...that's the bath I saw on tv but there were also many juliette like cows around staring at those people taking their bath, it was hilarious

oh yeah...ytben you're right how could I not thought of that? well then I guess I didn't see her on tv

Thanks for the link wyvern, many rogi's fans on his site find the head banging on pillow things really weird
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INTERVIEW-Wanted Federer coach to make the best even better
By Pritha Sarkar, Reuters

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Roger Federer has not done too badly going solo.

Since splitting with his coach in December, he has clambered to the top of the world rankings unaided and clinched a second grand slam crown along the way.

So why change a winning formula?

It is not that the solitary Swiss, who last month clinched his first Australian Open title, thinks he doesn't need a coach but rather that he's prepared to wait for the right one to come along.

A Sergeant-Major mentor doesn't interest him -- he just wants a nice guy.

"I've got to get along with the guy," Federer told Reuters in an interview during the World Indoor Tournament in Rotterdam.

"I'm definitely looking around but I honestly don't have a clue who's going to be my new coach.

"I need someone who can bring new things to my game and improve it. I've also got to see what experience he has but still there is no guarantee he's the right guy for me.

"I will have a trial period... and if things work out, then I'll hire him as my coach.

"But I'll definitely be on my own for the next few weeks."

The 22-year-old split with long-term mentor Peter Lundgren over two months ago -- he said at the time that he needed "new impetus" -- and has been on the lookout for a replacement since.

During his tenure, former Swedish pro Lundgren had steered Federer from a ranking of 30 to two in the world. He also guided the Swiss all-court player to the Wimbledon title last July.

NO POACHING

His successor will certainly have a lot to live up to.

"A coach can bring a lot to your game as you don't see your match the same way as someone else would," said Federer.

"But for the moment, travelling without a coach also helps me to figure out more things about my game and get to know what I need."

One thing Federer is adamant about is that he will not poach a fellow professional's mentor.

"It would be like approaching the girlfriend of another guy and asking her to go out with me... no I wouldn't do that," Federer laughed.

Having taken his time to climb to the peak of the tennis mountain, Federer plans to enjoy the view from the top for as long as possible.

The stylish Swiss had been touted as a future number one from the moment he ended Pete Sampras's 31-match winning streak in the fourth round at Wimbledon in 2001.

It took him another 30 months to achieve the feat and now, playing in his first ATP event with his newly-acquired status, the Australian Open and Wimbledon champion is savouring the moment.

"Mentally your attitude does change when you become world number one," he said.

"It's a different feeling because you are looked at more than ever before.

"Time is more important than it used to be, which does put me under stress sometimes because there is more interest in my life. But the rest of your life shouldn't change even if you are number one.

"I know I can't be number one forever but I really like this position... I've found a lot of motivation over the last few weeks and now want to stay here as long as I can."

Called a genius by 2001 Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic earlier this week and unbeaten in ATP events since last October, Federer's current form suggests he will face little trouble in maintaining his supremacy. With or without any extra help.


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Thanks DIrk for the article. Guess the Daren Cahill gossip is just a gossip then since Rogi adamantly said he won't do any coach poaching.
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Here's the famous luxury cow herself [not a flattering view mind... ]!!
not a flattering view indeed (Sorry Juliette, backside is just not a good view of us female kind )

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BTW Alex looks yummy in his milkbath Wow, the spa looks so good. But must cost a fortune to go there.
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BTW Alex looks yummy in his milkbath Wow, the spa looks so good. But must cost a fortune to go there.
Yeah, Gstaad is one of those luxury ski resorts -- everything is v expensive... but I'd LOVE to go to the tournament one day!

LOL Ytben re: Juliette's backside!!!

I love Alex and his sense of humour -- he's quite a neat guy, speaks several languages, comes fr a COOL place, has done quite well in his career even without his RG title... he has done some cool ads on Spanish TV too, for L'Oreal, Danone yogurt [hey, like Rogi and Emmi!]...

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Más vale maña que fuerza -- proverbio español
"Pero, con todos mis respetos para Rafa, Federer tiene más talento." - Marat Safin
"Pero para mí el mejor es Roger Federer. / For me, the best is Roger Federer." - D. Nalbandian
"He's the best sportsman, I think, in the world. He has a lot of humble." - Rafael Nadal
"He's so charismatic." - Marcos Baghdatis
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read this:

ABN AMRO world tennis tournament
History says Henman can stop the Federer express
Henman has psychological advantage in quarter-final encounter
Stephen Bierley
Friday February 20, 2004
The Guardian
Henman: psychological advantage
Roger Federer, the reigning Wimbledon and Australian Open champion, has recently dispelled and dispatched most of those players he previously regarded as his bêtes noires, notably Andre Agassi, Lleyton Hewitt and the Argentinian David Nalbandian.
Today, in the quarter-finals of the grandly named ABN AMRO world tennis tournament, the Swiss world No1 takes on one of his last major obstacles - Tim Henman.

The two have played each other six times since 1999, with Henman winning them all save for a fourth-round match in Key Biscayne two years ago when he was forced to pull out with neck problems after losing the first set. Their most recent meeting was in Paris last autumn when Henman defeated Federer 7-6, 6-1 in the quarter-finals of the Paris Indoor Open, and then went on to win the title, his first major trophy.

That loss turned out to be Federer's last. He went on to win the end-of-season Tennis Masters Cup, followed by the Australian Open title and yesterday he extended his unbeaten competitive run to 16, including the Davis Cup, with a 7-6, 7-5 victory over Romania's Andrei Pavel, the man Henman defeated in the Paris Open final.

Henman had rather less difficulty reaching the last eight with a 6-2, 6-4 win over the young Czech qualifier Tomas Cakl who he had never played before. "I watched him a bit against Jonas Bjorkman so I had a pretty good idea as to how he was going to try and play me," said Henman. "But one of the main things I've been working on this year is concentrating much more on my game plan and letting my opponent worry about me. I feel very comfortable doing that and today was another good example of it working well. I feel if I can execute my game plan well I can trouble anybody, especially indoors."

Whether this confidence extends to troubling Federer will be discovered today. History is on Henman's side, for he has beaten the Swiss three times indoors and twice in front of Federer's home crowd in Basle, including the 2001 final. Yet, since losing to Henman in Paris, Federer has established himself as the world's leading player.

It will be imperative that Henman makes a good start, just as he did yesterday against Cakl: "After that it was a lot easier for me to control the match." As usual there were moments when Henman stuttered, but generally he was always in control, as he would have expected to be against the inexperienced Czech.

Paul Annacone, the former coach of Pete Sampras, and now working part-time with Henman, has been encouraging the 29-year-old British No1 to remain positive at all times, although all the old Henman failings reared up during the third round of the Australian Open. Leading 4-1 in the fifth set against Argentina's Guillermo Canas, Henman lost ignominiously.

Immediately after winning the Australian Open, Federer led Switzerland to a 3-2 Davis Cup first round victory over Romania, winning the decisive rubber against Pavel.

http://sport.guardian.co.uk/

I think losing to Tim in the Basel01 Final was what did it to Rogi... that was the 2nd time he lost that final... 2 yrs in a row... he was crying during the ceremony!

Cakl and Pavel, hardly the same level of player!

It's time for ROGI to do the deed vs. Tim -- it's NOW or NEVER!! [I said that for Paris-Bercy03 too!!]

Rogi has to be mentally strong and keep down his UEs and reverse the tables...

GO, ROGI!!

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Más vale maña que fuerza -- proverbio español
"Pero, con todos mis respetos para Rafa, Federer tiene más talento." - Marat Safin
"Pero para mí el mejor es Roger Federer. / For me, the best is Roger Federer." - D. Nalbandian
"He's the best sportsman, I think, in the world. He has a lot of humble." - Rafael Nadal
"He's so charismatic." - Marcos Baghdatis
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Thanks Dirk and RogiFan for the articles.

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Guess the Daren Cahill gossip is just a gossip then since Rogi adamantly said he won't do any coach poaching.
Yeah that's what I'm thinking about. And the analogy with the girlfriend thing made me laugh. Roger is a gentleman
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Thanks for the info guys

One just has to like Roger beeing on the top but still pretty easy going. please stay like this Roger!!
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Bad news... Rogi's pulled out of Marseille w an undisclosed injury!! NO!!! Poor Rogi... what does this mean about his points and entry ranking then?? Hope he gets better and is OK for Dubai.

No details yet... maybe someone can bring us up to date...

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Más vale maña que fuerza -- proverbio español
"Pero, con todos mis respetos para Rafa, Federer tiene más talento." - Marat Safin
"Pero para mí el mejor es Roger Federer. / For me, the best is Roger Federer." - D. Nalbandian
"He's the best sportsman, I think, in the world. He has a lot of humble." - Rafael Nadal
"He's so charismatic." - Marcos Baghdatis
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just saw this from eurosport...hopefully the injuries are not serious...
bless him......get well soon!


Federer out of Marseille

World number one Roger Federer has pulled out of the Marseille Open next week because of injury, organisers said on Saturday. Federer, the Australian Open champion, was the top seed in the tournament, which also features Russian Marat Safin and Spaniard Juan-Carlos Ferrero.


"I have several injuries. I have pain in my right foot, another in my shoulder since the Australian Open and also a general weariness," said Federer.

"Had it been a decisive game in the Davis Cup I would have played. But I'm not in shape to defend my title here and am not interested in losing in the first or second round."
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I think it's good for Roger to pull out. He needs time to adjust and recover esp mentally
And maybe he also needs time to accept the fact that he is not born to win, which was neglected for some period of time, including some fans
I'm back to reality now
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Uh no. He pulled out because he has been injuried. Pretty sick to think he needs this for an ego check. Just because fans clamor about his talent doesn't mean we think he is unbeatable. Us Roger fans seem to always be labeled arrogant when we point out the obvious regarding Roger.
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