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Rogi Fed in TMS Roma!

Billabong
04-26-2004, 11:01 PM
GOOOOOOOO FED:D!!!!!!!!!!!!!

vene
04-26-2004, 11:23 PM
Good luck Rogi!!!!

LCeh
04-26-2004, 11:59 PM
Come on Rogi! Show people that you are dominant on every surface, including clay! :)

Alessia
04-27-2004, 12:36 AM
I cannot see the live of TMS Rome ...

Go Roger! Don't let me down!

Claim the chaimpion when I'm back.

RogiFan88
04-27-2004, 12:45 AM
FORZA, ROGI!!!

We miss you, sweetie... hope you're taking stock of the clay domination of late...

Rogi hasn't yet played on clay... he better be training hard on the stuff cos he has a LOT of competition, incl Maratski, who w dearly love to beat him [revenge for Hamburg02].

Hope Juanqui will be back and healthy too!

We were deprived of a really good SF betw them last yr in Roma.

Billabong, did you ever watch Zigzag on Fri??

Billabong
04-27-2004, 01:27 AM
FORZA, ROGI!!!

We miss you, sweetie... hope you're taking stock of the clay domination of late...

Rogi hasn't yet played on clay... he better be training hard on the stuff cos he has a LOT of competition, incl Maratski, who w dearly love to beat him [revenge for Hamburg02].

Hope Juanqui will be back and healthy too!

We were deprived of a really good SF betw them last yr in Roma.

Billabong, did you ever watch Zigzag on Fri??

Hi RF :wavey:!
I asked my sister to tape it for me (because it's during night here in Quebec) and she got the end of the program.. still it was nice to see a little bit of Rogi on TV:D!!!

cryhelenz
04-27-2004, 10:53 AM
Come on ROGI! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
We miss you~
GOOD LUCK!!! :D :D :D

ste
04-27-2004, 08:01 PM
:bounce: Allez Roger!!! :bounce:

Good luck at the clay season!! Deliver the others into the desert... :banana:

Nymeria
04-27-2004, 08:03 PM
Good luck Roger!!!!

yanchr
04-28-2004, 06:36 AM
I've already been waiting for toooooo long...My patience is limited...

Goooo Roger! Prove others that clay titles will come in handy just like your other ones;)

Dirk
04-28-2004, 06:46 AM
YES YANCHR THAT IS THE SPIRIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://mysmilies.ipbfree.com/s/otn/blobs/multi.gif

moonlight
04-28-2004, 11:48 AM
Good luck, ,Roger, for the clay season! :dance:
Hope you go one step farther in Rome this year and claim the trophy. Go, Rogi! :yippee:

ytben
04-28-2004, 05:14 PM
Good luck Rogi! :bounce: Can't wait to see Rogi on clay :D

Raquel
04-28-2004, 07:40 PM
Good Luck in Rome Roger!! :bounce:

Can't wait to see him again :D

Iker1
04-29-2004, 12:51 PM
Good Luck,Rogi!

tschaeggy
04-30-2004, 11:04 AM
gooood luck, rogi! this year you can do it! :sport: :banana: :tennis: :yippee: :bounce:

RogiFan88
04-30-2004, 03:12 PM
It w be fab if Rogi could just win Roma this year and get his clay title!! Won't be easy tho w all the guys playing over the last few weeks... at least Coria won't be there. As for Juanqui, I've heard nothing about whether he's playing or not. Hope he's OK!

lsy
04-30-2004, 05:35 PM
Why would Ferrero skip Rome? Is he still not feeling well?

yeah, holidays ahead to watch Rogi in action!!!

Go Roger!

Fedex
05-01-2004, 07:20 AM
GOOD LUCK ROGI :woohoo: :bounce: :bigclap: With Coria and Ferrero out please take advantage of this opputuntity to win this thing :)

Fedex
05-01-2004, 07:26 AM
Hey has anyone else heard that Roger and Andy will play an inauguration match on sunday?? There will actually be people there watching this match. hmmm. Dont kick his ass to bad Roger ;) :lol: ...Save it for the real tourney ;) :devil: remember as they say its supposed to be a friendly match, so save the ass-kicking for later!! I got this news, btw, from the official website of the tournement.

Dirk
05-01-2004, 07:59 AM
Yeah they will post pics on it. Roger I think did this once with JC. Andre did it with the Rome mayor last year. They won't meet here Fedex. These two will never play each other on clay.

Fedex
05-01-2004, 09:36 AM
Yeah they will post pics on it. Roger I think did this once with JC. Andre did it with the Rome mayor last year. They won't meet here Fedex. These two will never play each other on clay.
Unless Roger plays in Houston 1 day ;)

Dirk
05-01-2004, 09:45 AM
LOL yeah. Now that would be good. He Fed ex now you can change your blobs to flashy ones since I mailed you it. Its the blob of many colors and Rogi is the player of many weapons. ;)

jtipson
05-01-2004, 11:54 AM
Roger to play Jonas Bjorkman in the first round :)
Andy must face Guillermo Canas ;)

Dirk
05-01-2004, 01:17 PM
Roger has Guga, Costa, Rainer and Novak in his part of the draw. I will get you all more info soon.

moonlight
05-01-2004, 01:29 PM
Thanks, Dirk for the updates. :)
GOOOO Roger!

jtipson
05-01-2004, 01:49 PM
I'm surprised Guga was in the draw, I really don't think he's going to play in Rome after he had to retire in his match against Gaudio yesterday. I guess that will mean that Costa gets to play a lucky loser.

Where are Nalbandian and Safin in the draw, that's what I want to know. It's been more than three hours since it was made, what's preventing them posting it?

yanchr
05-01-2004, 02:55 PM
Nalby is at the very bottom of Roger's half...Safin is in the 3/4 quarter where the seed is Henman...

Dirk
05-01-2004, 02:57 PM
Saffy is in the bottom and Roger could meet David in the semis. Rainer his is in David's qrt. Moya is at the bottom too.

Billabong
05-01-2004, 03:39 PM
I hope Guga takes the best possible decision! Health comes first! If he feels he has to rest his hip, he definitely shouldn't play!

Seems like Rogi will have some tests ahead;)! If Guga plays and beat Costa, and Rogi beat Bjorkman, my #1 and #2 favorite players will play against each other :eek:!

Dirk
05-01-2004, 03:49 PM
Roger should beat Guga even if Guga does feel well. Guga is simply not the same anymore. I do hope they play though and the winner wins the event.

yanchr
05-01-2004, 04:12 PM
Seems like Rogi will have some tests ahead;)! If Guga plays and beat Costa, and Rogi beat Bjorkman, my #1 and #2 favorite players will play against each other :eek:!
Then who will you cheer for ;) :p


*secretly* I already see Roger in the semis :p
Roger, don't let me down ;)

Mrs. B
05-01-2004, 06:06 PM
Good luck, Roger!

one match at a time. but Bjorkman should not be problem. ;) *crosses fingers*

but he could play Costa, Horna...:eek:

Billabong
05-01-2004, 06:33 PM
Guga finally withdrew :sad:... Now I'm 100% with Fed in Roma:)!

GOOOOOOOOO FEDDDDDDDD:banana:!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dirk
05-01-2004, 07:32 PM
Mrs. B Roger lost in RG because of Roger and his issues. Horna was merely there.

Mrs. B
05-01-2004, 09:02 PM
Roger will make sure not to lose to Horna again. And i'm sure he'll be better prepared for RG this time. ;)

Dirk
05-01-2004, 09:53 PM
Roger thought too far ahead. He had no mental pacing for the event. He had no concept of it. Roger doesn't have those issues anymore. He should be fine in every slam event now.

Billabong
05-02-2004, 01:21 AM
GOOOOOOO ROGIIIII :banana:!!!

Raquel
05-02-2004, 07:15 PM
Good Luck Rogi!! :D

I am so excited about seeing Roger again, it's been a while for me :)

jtipson
05-02-2004, 07:30 PM
Roger had a hit with Filippo Volandri today in front of the Colosseum. Some pictures at Getty:

http://editorial.****************/source/CFW/imageResults.aspx?s=EventImagesSearchState|1|15|1| 50786504|0|0|0|0|&p=7

It was supposed to have been Roger and Andy...no idea why that changed.

Now that Guga pulled out, Alex Corretja gets his spot in the draw and plays Costa. Wouldn't that be fun, Alex v Roger on clay?

Just checked the doubles draw, and Roger/Yves are in there as a wildcard team, but have quite a difficult path ahead of them.

Billabong
05-02-2004, 07:31 PM
GOOOO ROGI and Rogi/Allegro:D!

thanks for the infos jtipson:)!

Dirk
05-02-2004, 07:34 PM
Yeah thanks and post that link. Roger should do great here. Alex or Costa will be a fun two set killing. :devil: NINJAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

moonlight
05-02-2004, 07:58 PM
Thanks for posting the link, jtipson! :D
Gooooo Roger!

squirrel
05-02-2004, 09:04 PM
I was at the tournament to day in the afternoon and I could see Roger training with two other players I did not know. It was about five o'clock, it went on until six. Pierre Paganini was with him. On the side of the ground there was Peter Lundgren, may be waiting for Marat training. They were very friendly and Roger, going away, shecked his hand warmly. Of course, it was wanderful to see him playng alive. I was very near to the ground, there were few people because the training took place in the central court and people was watching at qualifications. I could'nt believe it. At the end he signed some autographs. He looked in a good shape, running a lot and doing some good shots. I will be there for his first match.

moonlight
05-02-2004, 09:41 PM
:wavey: squirrel
Thanks for your report. I am glad to know Roger & Peter are in good terms. Lucky you, squirrel :) to get to see him train & play live. Please cheer extra for us and hope you have great fun there.

vene
05-02-2004, 09:52 PM
Any idea when is Rogi's first match?

jtipson
05-02-2004, 09:55 PM
Since he's not on the list for Monday vene, then he must be playing Tuesday, but we won't know when until they post the order of play Monday afternoon/evening.

RogiFan88
05-03-2004, 01:02 AM
Thanks for the report, Squirrel -- pls post more if you are going to any of Rogi's matches!!

FORZA ROGI!!

So Rogi was OK... thank God... was he staying in a different hotel then?

Rogi and Pippo... any pix?

What happened to Pandy the great Amer hero?? Too busy w the press I guess...

Not THAT easy a draw considering Rogi lacks matchplay on clay... just hope he can get into it fast!

He has Verkerk, Nalb, and other guys who've been playing fairly well on clay lately, so...

Cheering for Rogi!! I MISS him too!

Better watch out for Corretja -- look what he did to Juanqui in MC... he can be a spoiler, that Alex [I want him to do well but not vs. my guys!].

Dirk
05-03-2004, 06:56 AM
Rogifan there is no need to worry. Roger should be fine. He has been training for this and the further he goes the stronger he gets and is tougher to stop. Roger should go far here. Costa and Alex are not what they once were and Roger is stronger than ever before. He should get past them and Verkerk or Todd or Mikhail. COME ON NINJAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA http://www.computerpannen.com/cwm/otn/blobs/multi.gif

yanchr
05-03-2004, 07:01 AM
Thanks Squirrel :wavey: Enjoy your time there and pls give us more reports on Roger:D
Great pics from gettyimages as always :worship:

Didn't expect Roger to play doubles as well...then he probably should play both singles and doubles on the same day...take care Roger! Good luck Roger and Yves!

Roger's clay performance is going on the way soon...can't wait...hope Roger can get into the clay ASAP. I'm expecting Roger to go a step further than last year;) Gooo!

tschaeggy
05-03-2004, 11:01 AM
:wavey: squirrel, thanks for your report, glad to hear that Rogi is in form. enjoy your time at Rome :yippee:
pls tell us more if you can :worship:

goooo Rogi! gooooo Yves!

Mrs. B
05-03-2004, 12:43 PM
enjoy the match, squirrel! and give us some reports. :)

Good luck to Roger and good luck on the doubles, too. Hopp!!!! :bounce:

squirrel
05-03-2004, 05:09 PM
Roger will play the first match tomorrow, at 13.00 italian hour. Jus told on Sky. I will be there and I hope to make a good report on it tomorrow night. May be I will see the double too.

RogiFan88
05-03-2004, 05:12 PM
Hey, guys! Rogi FINALLY got his #1 trophy today on the centre court of the Foro Italico!!! YAY, ROGI!!!! Wonder if he spoke Italian?

Squirrel, have fun watching Rogi!! Hope we get his match on TV tomorrow!!

Go, Rogi and Yves!!

I see Costa just beat Corretja...

Mrs. B
05-04-2004, 02:24 PM
scary first set there against Bjorkman, but glad he pulled through that tb and in the 2nd set he found his rhythm. Congrats! who's his next opponent?

LCeh
05-04-2004, 02:31 PM
He will be playing Costa... :(

Hopefully he can get himself in better form to win that match.

Dirk
05-04-2004, 02:51 PM
Roger should be fine. He has doubles and the conditions today was terrible I read. I hope there is no rain tomorrow at least until God is finished playing.

yanchr
05-04-2004, 03:04 PM
I hope there is no rain tomorrow at least until God is finished playing.
:lol:

Roger should raise his game to be the God...that's for sure

ste
05-04-2004, 04:04 PM
YEAH, congratulations Roger!!!

..good luck against Costa tomorrow!! :bounce: :bounce:

tschaeggy
05-04-2004, 04:50 PM
well done, rogi, congratulations! :clap2: :yippee:
good luck for tomorrow!

ytben
05-04-2004, 05:25 PM
:woohoo: Nice job Rogi. Good luck tomorrow against Albert :bounce:

LCeh
05-04-2004, 05:54 PM
I saw the match, and Roger wasn't playing that well. He was slipping a lot on his serve, falling foward after serving which causes faults. It was very windy, and the clay was very slippery. But Bjorkman made a lot of errors, so Roger kinda got lucky there.

Let's hope he will play better next round... is it tomorrow? :)

Dirk
05-04-2004, 06:27 PM
Yes it is. Roger is playing doubles today too. I hope the conditions are better because Roger will be better tomorrow. Costa is in trouble..... BIG TIME!!!!! :fiery:

RogiFan88
05-04-2004, 07:08 PM
Well done, Rogi, it was tricky tho w the wind and the fact that you haven't played on clay since DC04 R1 in Feb so you're definitely rusty and in need of matchplay so good thing you're playing dubs w Yves.

Watch out for Albert!

FORZA, ROGI!!

Did you see him w the Juventus T-shirt?? Check the site itself... can't remember what it is tho...

tangerine_dream
05-04-2004, 10:00 PM
Well thank god Roger got through his match today with Bjorkman. Nice to see somebody's got his game-cap on and is ready to play. :(

Now I just hope Roger can make it to the finals again this year. :scared:

LCeh
05-04-2004, 10:06 PM
Hey Tangy! Glad to see you here again... :)

I hope he can at least make the semis, cause if he is in the finals, I would think he can win it, since almost in all his tournies this year, he has got better as he goes deeper.

It's still kinda far ahead, with the conditions, and playing Costa tomorrow, it will be tough just for him to make it to the third... :(

Dirk
05-04-2004, 10:08 PM
Roger isn't feeling too great about his win. He has a huge test tomorrow. I just hope he doesn't put any stock into his feelings. He had bad session on the practice courts in Houston and that didn't mean shit to him so I hope he takes the same approach here mentally. Stay postive Roger and don't throw your blade down this time. I just hope the courts aren't slippery and Roger can play his game with no fear. I'm surprised he isn't feeling comfortable here since he is great on these courts and had plenty of time to prepare. I just hope my fears are laid to rest tomorrow.

tangerine_dream
05-05-2004, 12:39 AM
Hi LCeh :wavey: I like your new av :D

rogicomel
05-05-2004, 01:52 AM
Yeah! A tough matchup against a real clay courter in the second round. Hopefully, Rogi has revenge on his mind.

Hop Rogi!

Billabong
05-05-2004, 02:24 AM
YEAH well done Rogi:D! Now continue:)!

RogiFan88
05-05-2004, 02:33 AM
Yeah! A tough matchup against a real clay courter in the second round. Hopefully, Rogi has revenge on his mind.

Hop Rogi!

:wavey:

He does, rogicomel, he does, so hope this will focus his mind on winning tomorrow!!

FORZA, BELLO ROGI!!! ;)

Billabong
05-05-2004, 03:10 AM
Rogi seems very determined to take revenge! He can do it:D!

GOOOOOO FED:D!!!!!!!!!!

ytben
05-05-2004, 02:42 PM
Rogi :sad: :sad: He fought hard but it was just not his day. C'you in Hamburg baby and better luck there.

moonlight
05-05-2004, 03:07 PM
:bigcry: Oh Rogi :bigcry:
Good luck in your doubles match with Allegro.
Hope u won't get frustrated with yourself again and play a lot better in hamburg.
Go Roger!

tangerine_dream
05-05-2004, 03:16 PM
OMG Rogi, not you too!!!!
http://smilies.jeeptalk.org/cwm/3dlil/eek13.gif :( http://smilies.jeeptalk.org/contrib/lynx/yelsick.gif :sobbing: :retard:

RogiFan88
05-05-2004, 04:21 PM
If any of you read the Roma thread, you'll know how I feel today...

Rogi, smarten up and grow up ... enough is enough... bad bad boy!

Get a more positive attitude in Hamburg... you used to think you could do well on clay so what happened??

Good luck in dbles w Yves [and Yves, pls give Rogi a quick kick in the behind... ].

Mrs. B
05-05-2004, 04:49 PM
somehow i'm not surprised. Costa after all won RG, and even if people have written him off, Roger simply got outplayed on clay by a...claycourter! ;)

Onwards to Hamburg then. Hopp, hopp, hopp! i forgive Roger for his tantrums, he must have been so frustrated with his game to act like that.

Raquel
05-05-2004, 04:58 PM
:sad: It was a disappointing loss. Roger has been playing so well this year that you don't expect him to lose in the second round, but that's just shows you what a high standard he has been at all year.

On to Hamburg :)

Hopp Rogi :hug:

ytben
05-05-2004, 05:12 PM
:sad: :sad:
If Rogi played well but Costa got the better of him, I don't think he will get that annoyed. It's the easy shots to finish up points, couple of them at breakpoints if I remember correctly, and he mishit those shots like crazy. I think that what grates his nerves the most. His net game was superb though, so I was wondering whether he has been training his serve/volley game during the break and his groundstrokes suffer a bit because of it. I know his net game was not that sharp before the break.

Oh well, good luck Rogi in Hamburg. Let's hope for better result there.

Dirk
05-05-2004, 07:07 PM
His net game was fine before the break. I don't know and I don't care. I'm just so so fucking disgusted at Roger for behaving this way. He should know better. He really should. :sad:

WyveN
05-05-2004, 11:13 PM
His net game was superb though, so I was wondering whether he has been training his serve/volley game during the break and his groundstrokes suffer a bit because of it. I know his net game was not that sharp before the break.


I totally agree, his serve-volleying was amazing at times - good for the grass season ;)

lsy
05-06-2004, 05:19 AM
His net game was fine before the break. I don't know and I don't care. I'm just so so fucking disgusted at Roger for behaving this way. He should know better. He really should. :sad:

Dirk, did you get to watch that match at all? What did Roger do that was so fxxking disgusted? I really don't see it???

And ytben (btw, where have you been lately? :wavey: ) and WyverN is right, his net game is superb. One consolation for me ;)

yanchr
05-06-2004, 07:05 AM
yeah, some of his net points were fabulous. Great improvement since the Nadal match.:yeah: Very glad to see that. Guess Roger knows his game best. So this time, he should also know what it takes to play well on clay.
His net game was fine before the break. I don't know and I don't care. I'm just so so fucking disgusted at Roger for behaving this way. He should know better. He really should. :sad:
Nooooooo you should care absolutely:o As WyverN said it's essential for Wimbly. Anyways I think defending Wimbly is more important than making an all-out effort to win RG.

ytben
05-06-2004, 08:40 AM
Hi lsy :wavey:, I have been around but my internet access really limited these days so I just skim through the posts whenever I got a chance to be online. But my router just arrived so I should have more online time now :D

Unfortunately we still have the clay season ;) but from the articles I read seems that Rogi know what he need to do to get better on the clay season.

I agree yanchr, I would like Rogi to defend his Wimbly crown. But I sincerely hope he will do well also in RG (no first round exit please *knocks wood*)

lsy
05-06-2004, 08:49 AM
Hi lsy :wavey:, I have been around but my internet access really limited these days so I just skim through the posts whenever I got a chance to be online. But my router just arrived so I should have more online time now :D

Unfortunately we still have the clay season ;) but from the articles I read seems that Rogi know what he need to do to get better on the clay season.

I agree yanchr, I would like Rogi to defend his Wimbly crown. But I sincerely hope he will do well also in RG (no first round exit please *knocks wood*)

no no no no no...don't say that please :mad: :p

but good to see you back here :wavey:

ytben
05-06-2004, 09:54 AM
no no no no no...don't say that please :mad: :p

but good to see you back here :wavey:

Sorry :p :lol:

BTW one more consolation unmentioned so far, the new Nike shirt. I love it especially the white one on Rogi ;)

lsy
05-06-2004, 02:06 PM
Sorry :p :lol:

BTW one more consolation unmentioned so far, the new Nike shirt. I love it especially the white one on Rogi ;)

I like the red one better :)

for gods sake, please stop the rain, I have now the 4th time of the Roger/costa match on TV...

ytben
05-06-2004, 02:18 PM
I know!!! :rolleyes: :o They probably taped over the other matches by mistake or something so they can only show Rogi/Costa match over and over and over and over again...

ytben
05-06-2004, 02:20 PM
BTW I guess it's safe to assume you watched it on StarSports?

lsy
05-06-2004, 02:24 PM
I know!!! :rolleyes: :o They probably taped over the other matches by mistake or something so they can only show Rogi/Costa match over and over and over and over again...

ya and it had to happen on a match such as this.

I can now memorise almost every point of how Roger was broken in this match. Yes you're right, on star sports.

yanchr
05-06-2004, 05:16 PM
Some good news here if you guys do care...

Roger and Yves won their doubles today! Congrats Roger and Yves!
Good luck next round!

jtipson
05-06-2004, 06:01 PM
Thanks yanchr. They are on court right now (or at least the sb shows them on court 6) for their next match against Mirnyi and Bhupathi!

RogiFan88
05-06-2004, 07:43 PM
yanchr, of course we care! woo hoo! some positive results!!

keep going guys, altho it will be tough vs M&M!

Andiamo!

yanchr
05-06-2004, 08:08 PM
and now...:o
They just lost to Mirnyi/Bhupathy...didn't expect them to win...but how they dared to blew the match away up 2 breaks in the 3rd set :mad: Roger, you made me suffer the same kind of thing 2 times in a row..how dare you:mad::rolleyes:

Now over for the shit crazy Roma. Get well prepared in Hamburg pls.

moonlight
05-06-2004, 08:11 PM
:wavey: yanchr
Did u get to see the match? Is Roger playing a little better now?

yanchr
05-06-2004, 08:13 PM
hi moonlight

Nahhhh I just watched the scoreboard... I guess it's better for me though

moonlight
05-06-2004, 08:16 PM
ok, thanks anyway, yanchr ;)

Better luck in hamburg & RG, Roger!

Billabong
05-07-2004, 12:27 AM
GO in Hamburg ROGI:)!!!

RogiFan88
05-07-2004, 01:05 PM
HOPP, ROGI!!

Wonder if he's playing dbles there too...

I just heard that Pandy pulled out of Hamburg... is that true?? Interesting...

Billabong
05-07-2004, 09:05 PM
yeah I heard that too Rogifan!! He's injured to his knee I think??