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Marek.
10-03-2007, 11:46 PM
It's still a couple weeks away but I thought it was time for a new thread. Also, please try to leave any arguments in the Tokyo thread. :)

lunahielo
10-04-2007, 01:30 AM
Vamos en Madrid, Roger~~~:bounce: :)

rofe
10-04-2007, 02:57 AM
It's still a couple weeks away but I thought it was time for a new thread. Also, please try to leave any arguments in the Tokyo thread. :)

I have to argue with you about the lack of asterisk characters in your thread title. ;)

Marek.
10-04-2007, 03:14 AM
I have to argue with you about the lack of asterisk characters in your thread title. ;)

I refuse to follow the usual trend. :mad: :p

SUKTUEN
10-04-2007, 04:11 PM
Come On Roger!!!!!!!!:bounce: :bounce:

It's that the tour thread?:p

Nando_L
10-04-2007, 05:26 PM
Go Roger! :rocker2: :bounce:

Fergie
10-04-2007, 05:47 PM
Go Roger :rocker2:

We need a better name for this thread :lol:

RogiFan88
10-04-2007, 06:39 PM
people might think this is a tourist info thread on Madrid... ;)

Arwyn_75
10-04-2007, 06:56 PM
Go, Roger! Come one!

Eden
10-04-2007, 10:33 PM
We need a better name for this thread :lol:

Something like Rogers back in the lions den :p

Thanks for starting the thread Marek :)

Can't wait for the tournament to start. I don't know if we have any Spanish Roger fans in here who will go to the tournament and support him there.

Somehow it seems like yesterday that Roger won Madrid with a great performance in the final against Gonzalez. Just have a look at some of the highlights of that match:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcqqAAOe8Qo

Good luck for this years tournament Roger :)

SUKTUEN
10-05-2007, 04:11 PM
Can't waiting his wonderful matches!!

elessar
10-05-2007, 10:04 PM
I finally suscribed to the channel that airs master series ! no more crappy livestream for me :woohoo: If Roger loses early I wil consider it a personnal offense :p

elessar
10-05-2007, 10:06 PM
Something like Rogers back in the lions den :p

Thanks for starting the thread Marek :)

Can't wait for the tournament to start. I don't know if we have any Spanish Roger fans in here who will go to the tournament and support him there.

Somehow it seems like yesterday that Roger won Madrid with a great performance in the final against Gonzalez. Just have a look at some of the highlights of that match:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcqqAAOe8Qo

Good luck for this years tournament Roger :)

More like the bull's den :p

lolyriality
10-06-2007, 07:02 PM
people might think this is a tourist info thread on Madrid... ;)


Ohhh.....!!!You can write " Roger in Madrid Arena" ;) :wavey:

SUKTUEN
10-07-2007, 06:36 AM
oh i miss him!

RogiFan88
10-07-2007, 03:17 PM
the bull's "den"? more like the bullring... "Las Ventas" ;)

Sunset of Age
10-07-2007, 04:01 PM
VAAAAMMMMOOOSSS!!! Rogelio!!!

Xristos
10-07-2007, 05:12 PM
1 week until we see Rog back in action!

Or Levy
10-07-2007, 05:50 PM
When will the draw come out?

I hope Roger is well-rested, I am curious about Rafa's condition, and wonder how Djoko has recovered from the USO.

Should be a really good tournament! I'm excited!!

elessar
10-07-2007, 08:13 PM
How about the "we're not asking for much just five straight sets trashing plz (PS :a bagel for Djoko would be a nice thought)Madrid thread" ? :angel: Too long perhaps ?

mineralwater
10-08-2007, 02:17 PM
C'mon Roger, defend your title!
The first few matches will probably be a bit tense since he missed Tokyo and has had an extended break. Still, he wants to finish the year no1 so great motivation. I too am curious about Rafa's condition

Xristos
10-08-2007, 02:26 PM
Hopefully D'Joke will be out early.

Allez Rog.

rofe
10-08-2007, 03:45 PM
How about the "we're not asking for much just five straight sets trashing plz (PS :a bagel for Djoko would be a nice thought)Madrid thread" ? :angel: Too long perhaps ?

Not going to happen. He has a bye and he has had an extended break. We will be watching his usual 3 set struggle as he tries to get his timing back.

SUKTUEN
10-08-2007, 04:23 PM
that is good time in HK to watch madrid,~~the matches always start as 8-9PM

elessar
10-08-2007, 06:16 PM
Not going to happen. He has a bye and he has had an extended break. We will be watching his usual 3 set struggle as he tries to get his timing back.

Well he had a long break after wimbledon but he played really well not losing a set, till the final obviously... But he seemed pretty sharp early on, I guess with him you never know how his first rounds are gonna be. I'm hoping he plays a big server in the first match though rather than a Canas type of player

nobama
10-08-2007, 07:06 PM
Not going to happen. He has a bye and he has had an extended break. We will be watching his usual 3 set struggle as he tries to get his timing back.Let's hope for a Montreal type event this year...with Roger defending of course.

Blondie1985
10-08-2007, 09:12 PM
Can't wait!!!!!!!!

SUKTUEN
10-09-2007, 03:05 PM
HK need to waiting to 16 th Oct !!!

mangoes
10-09-2007, 04:31 PM
I refuse to follow the usual trend. :mad: :p

:devil: So we know who to blame in case........... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

rofe
10-09-2007, 05:01 PM
:devil: So we know who to blame in case........... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Hey mangoes, how are you doing? And yes, we are going to blame Marek if Roger doesn't lift the trophy.

stebs
10-09-2007, 08:01 PM
Federer enjoys playing indoors I think and it's good for him to play nice aggressive tennis with a lot of variety and for me it may be the best surface to watch him from a fans point of view.

mangoes
10-10-2007, 12:16 AM
Hey mangoes, how are you doing? And yes, we are going to blame Marek if Roger doesn't lift the trophy.

I'm good. How are you?:hug: Yes, we'll be blaming Marek:lol: :lol:

nobama
10-10-2007, 12:41 AM
Apparently part of Roger's preparation for Madrid was giving Gwen Stefani a tour of the Swiss mountains. :lol:

Marek.
10-10-2007, 05:28 AM
So if Fed loses I get to be part of the Fedtard excuse thread? :D

Xristos
10-10-2007, 06:38 AM
Apparently part of Roger's preparation for Madrid was giving Gwen Stefani a tour of the Swiss mountains. :lol:

Nice..nice.

elessar
10-10-2007, 04:29 PM
Apparently part of Roger's preparation for Madrid was giving Gwen Stefani a tour of the Swiss mountains. :lol:

Roger's such a hardworking player he always wants to be ready for everything : he knew Madrid was the highest capital in Europe so he just wanted to prepare his body the best he could :hug:

SUKTUEN
10-10-2007, 05:08 PM
is he be Spain tommorrow?

nobama
10-10-2007, 06:12 PM
Roger's such a hardworking player he always wants to be ready for everything : he knew Madrid was the highest capital in Europe so he just wanted to prepare his body the best he could :hug:Yeah by dining on Swiss fondue with Gwen Stefani. :lol:

mineralwater
10-10-2007, 06:28 PM
Was thinking today how much am missing Roger play :sad: . Seems like an eternity since the USO. Want him to win next week so will see more of him and be happy. Just hope for not too many tense matches..

bokehlicious
10-10-2007, 08:45 PM
Was thinking today how much am missing Roger play :sad: . Seems like an eternity since the USO.

Ditto. Couldn't care less about tennis these days... I know I'm a bad tennis fan... :angel: :o :D

bokehlicious
10-10-2007, 08:47 PM
Yeah by dining on Swiss fondue with Gwen Stefani. :lol:

Swiss fondue is high protein diet actually, can't be that bad for sportsmen. :o :lol:

NYCtennisfan
10-10-2007, 10:00 PM
Federer enjoys playing indoors I think and it's good for him to play nice aggressive tennis with a lot of variety and for me it may be the best surface to watch him from a fans point of view.

Quite true. The TMC's surface was perfect for his BH last year. He has problems with the BH if the court is too fast or at least he used to in the past. It would be nice to see him do some serve and volley in Paris this year (if he plays).

elessar
10-10-2007, 10:15 PM
Quite true. The TMC's surface was perfect for his BH last year. He has problems with the BH if the court is too fast or at least he used to in the past. It would be nice to see him do some serve and volley in Paris this year (if he plays).

Actually I think with Roger it's always a matter of height with his backhand. He hit with a lot of depth on the BH throughout the entire USO even on clay he's always played great in Hamburg where the ball doesn't bounce as high but he's never been able to do that at RG.
However I agree the MC surface is perfect for his game, in the SF and F he hit his BH as well as I've ever seen him even he was laughing with some of the shots he came up with.
As for Paris, I have tickets for the SFs so watching him serve and volley there would be a "double treat" sadly I don't think it will happen.

Blondie1985
10-11-2007, 02:39 AM
Apparently part of Roger's preparation for Madrid was giving Gwen Stefani a tour of the Swiss mountains. :lol:

lol

really?

nobama
10-11-2007, 02:58 AM
lol

really?
Yes, Apparently.

Xristos
10-11-2007, 03:34 AM
Is he in Madrid yet?

Marek.
10-11-2007, 04:29 AM
Is he in Madrid yet?

It says it in the left hand corner of his site. Supposedly when it changes to his next tourney that means he's there.

SUKTUEN
10-11-2007, 01:56 PM
the draw will come out in Sunday!!!!!!!

Puschkin
10-11-2007, 03:11 PM
Yeah by dining on Swiss fondue with Gwen Stefani. :lol:
:confused: Who is Gwen Stefani?

rofe
10-11-2007, 03:48 PM
:confused: Who is Gwen Stefani?

A well known pop/rock star in the US.

ExpectedWinner
10-11-2007, 03:51 PM
:confused: Who is Gwen Stefani?

Just another favorite of teenage girls, the most targeted group in pop culture. :p

RonE
10-11-2007, 04:14 PM
Will be nice to see him back in action hopefully fully rested and fit :yeah:

Even more so after hearing for the past two weeks how great Rafa's arse is :p :o

nobama
10-11-2007, 06:04 PM
:confused: Who is Gwen Stefani?A US pop star. Her husband is a massive tennis freak and the pair is friends with Roger as well as Lindsay Davenport and her husband. Apparently Roger attended her concert in Zurich last week.

Xristos
10-12-2007, 04:26 AM
Nice. Hopefully pics soon.

Puschkin
10-12-2007, 06:01 AM
Just another favorite of teenage girls, the most targeted group in pop culture. :p

thanks, but Roger is not her in her target group. ;) And I don't have to be embarrassed having never heard of her. :) you see, celebrity is very subjective.

SUKTUEN
10-12-2007, 06:43 AM
The news said that he said he will go to Madrid !!

nobama
10-12-2007, 06:37 PM
First pics from Madrid.

http://www.terra.es/addon/img/feed/deportes/20071012/72172ab24475cg.jpg

http://www.terra.es/addon/img/feed/deportes/20071012/72172ab2414efg.jpg

http://www.terra.es/addon/img/feed/deportes/20071012/72172ab23acfdg.jpg

http://www.terra.es/addon/img/feed/deportes/20071012/72172ab241169g.jpg

nobama
10-12-2007, 06:38 PM
And comments on the betting/match fixing issues.

Federer stunned by match-fixing and gambling claims in tennis

The Associated Press
Friday, October 12, 2007

MADRID, Spain:
Roger Federer is stunned by all the talk of match-fixing and gambling in tennis.

"I'm surprised by all of these stories, shocked really that this might be happening," the top-ranked Federer told The Associated Press on Friday. "I've been around for the last 10 years and have never been approached or ever heard anything about it until these comments came out."

Andy Murray said corruption in the game was common knowledge earlier this week, but then backtracked.

"Before I make any serious comments about this I'm going to speak with Andy," said Federer, who is in Madrid for next week's Masters tournament. "I'm going to speak with the federation and all the bodies so I can get a better idea of just what exactly is going on with this right now."

ATP Player Council president Ivan Ljubicic and second-ranked Rafael Nadal have doubted Murray's claims. Nikolay Davydenko, the player at the center of the sport's biggest match-fixing scandal, criticized Murray.

Davydenko withdrew from a match in Poland in August against 87th-ranked Martin Vassallo Arguello in the third set because of a foot injury. An online betting site, in an unprecedented move, then voided bets on the match.

The ATP has said it is investigating.

"I haven't read into the whole circumstances surrounding these stories, but I will be these days," Federer said. "I hope that this isn't happening. I think I would have heard something sooner if it had been."

tennis2tennis
10-12-2007, 06:43 PM
http://www.offthebaseline.com/wp-content/99federer.gif
http://www.terra.es/addon/img/feed/deportes/20071012/72172ab23acfdg.jpg

nice 2 c he's re-sporting the backward cap look

elessar
10-12-2007, 08:13 PM
^^ He's almost always wearing it during practice. It's funny to see he hasn't changed at all except for the much broader shoulders

elessar
10-12-2007, 08:18 PM
Some more pics posted by Krist on his website :

http://www.marca.com/fotogalerias/2007/tenis/mastersmadrid/federerenmadrid/fotos/01.jpg

http://www.marca.com/fotogalerias/2007/tenis/mastersmadrid/federerenmadrid/fotos/02.jpg

http://www.marca.com/fotogalerias/2007/tenis/mastersmadrid/federerenmadrid/fotos/04.jpg

http://www.marca.com/fotogalerias/2007/tenis/mastersmadrid/federerenmadrid/fotos/05.jpg

http://www.marca.com/fotogalerias/2007/tenis/mastersmadrid/federerenmadrid/fotos/03.jpg

Rogieva
10-12-2007, 09:28 PM
Roger looks great!

Thanks for the pics!

HNCS
10-13-2007, 04:47 AM
^^ He's almost always wearing it during practice. It's funny to see he hasn't changed at all except for the much broader shoulders

i know... i'm a sucker when it comes to braod shoulders. it's like a must for me. :angel: that's why Nadal is a bit :bolt: for me in the looks department. :p

SUKTUEN
10-13-2007, 06:42 AM
Andy is without draw~~~~:sad: :sad:

GO ROGER~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Marek.
10-13-2007, 06:54 AM
Andy is without draw~~~~:sad: :sad:

GO ROGER~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Andy's just saving himself for Davis Cup. ;)

nobama
10-13-2007, 08:57 AM
http://www.as.com/recorte/20071013dasdaimas_3/XLCO/Ies/b_ARENA_b_Federer_ejercito.jpg

Eden
10-13-2007, 02:29 PM
More pictures from Roger in Madrid, posted again by Krist :)

http://images.sportsline.com/u/gettyimages/photos/GYI0050829688101309_1024x768.jpg

http://images.sportsline.com/u/gettyimages/photos/GYI0050829662101309_1024x768.jpg

Eden
10-13-2007, 02:30 PM
http://images.sportsline.com/u/gettyimages/photos/GYI0050829716101309_1024x768.jpg

http://images.sportsline.com/u/gettyimages/photos/GYI0050829713101309_1024x768.jpg

http://images.sportsline.com/u/gettyimages/photos/GYI0050829717101309_1024x768.jpg

http://images.sportsline.com/u/gettyimages/photos/GYI0050829711101309_1024x768.jpg

Or Levy
10-13-2007, 02:59 PM
I love it how Mirka went brunnett again, suits her SO much more than the blonde.

Roger looks dashing as ever.

lunahielo
10-13-2007, 03:41 PM
Mirka is brunette?
She still looks blonde to me~~maybe it's my eyes, but I think it's the shadow that makes her look brunette.

I like the brunette look, though. :)
luna

nobama
10-13-2007, 04:29 PM
Mirka is brunette?
She still looks blonde to me~~maybe it's my eyes, but I think it's the shadow that makes her look brunette.

I like the brunette look, though. :)
luna
Her hair seems a bit darker to me. I like this better than the dirty blond look.

Jade Fox
10-13-2007, 05:00 PM
No offense to the people who made the statue, but the live version is so much better.:hearts:

Roger Federer89
10-13-2007, 06:36 PM
Sooo beautiful roger with his terracotta :D

Xristos
10-14-2007, 05:57 AM
When does the draw come out?

SUKTUEN
10-14-2007, 07:45 AM
I understand Andy~~~~~:hug:


GO ROGER!!!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

nobama
10-14-2007, 11:42 AM
http://i23.tinypic.com/mt0zeg.png

shacklebolt
10-14-2007, 11:47 AM
Good luck, Roger!!!!

neenah
10-14-2007, 01:18 PM
Federer has got a very nice draw. :) Looks good to make the final.

Xristos
10-14-2007, 02:52 PM
This is Rogers!!

SUKTUEN
10-14-2007, 03:42 PM
canas again~~:fiery:

Come On Roger!!!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

NYCtennisfan
10-14-2007, 03:45 PM
Who knows what Feds will play like, but this is the best draw he has received at a TMS event over the last 3 years or so.

Rogieva
10-14-2007, 04:07 PM
Nice draw. Fed will not lose to Canas. He will personally destory him. :devil:

The only people stopping him are Kolya and Fena, who he has amazing H2H agaisnt.

Nadal has Djokovic, Blake, Ferrer Berdych in his half, who off clay can beat Rafa.

Angeltroy
10-14-2007, 04:15 PM
Wooh wooh let's go Roger.

nobama
10-14-2007, 04:25 PM
Nice draw. Fed will not lose to Canas. He will personally destory him. :devil:

The only people stopping him are Kolya and Fena, who he has amazing H2H agaisnt.

Nadal has Djokovic, Blake, Ferrer Berdych in his half, who off clay can beat Rafa.Ferrer is in Roger's quarter.

nobama
10-14-2007, 04:26 PM
Who knows what Feds will play like, but this is the best draw he has received at a TMS event over the last 3 years or so.I hope he takes advantage of it. And I'd love to see Sexy or Muzza take out Nadal in R3. Baggy in R2 would be even better, but I don't see that happening.

stebs
10-14-2007, 05:28 PM
I hope to see Canas get by Tursunov. I want to see Federer settle that score emphatically and he has a good draw to ease him into the tourney. If he is to face Djoko or Nadal who try and grind him to death in a final he has a good early draw to get rythm with Ginepri and then maybe Canas but if it is Tursunov then that'll help him for the battles against bigger hitters in the QF/SF. Ferrer also close to him and Federer always plays good against him so I'd like to see that.

Eden
10-14-2007, 06:48 PM
Rogers preview interview

http://www.atpmastersseries.tv/page/TournamentInterview/0,,11444~1134425,00.html

and a clip of him with his terracotta statue

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE1L-yA1HcU

Eden
10-14-2007, 07:21 PM
Who knows what Feds will play like, but this is the best draw he has received at a TMS event over the last 3 years or so.

I see the usual bitching on GM about Roger getting a joke draw going on. I surely don't know what players some people would like to see in his draw.

Lets hope Roger finds his rhythm soon and shows us some great tennis :) As he said it he loves the indoors season and it would be nice to see a repeat of the performances he gave to us last year ;)

Or Levy
10-14-2007, 08:37 PM
Canas.

Well, we HAVE been waiting for the revange, haven't we?


I'm hoping for a 6:3, 6:2 score.

Great matches all around, JFC vs. Moya - ouch draw.

lunahielo
10-14-2007, 10:27 PM
¡¡Vamos,Roger!!
:bounce:

nobama
10-14-2007, 10:34 PM
I hope to see Canas get by Tursunov. I want to see Federer settle that score emphatically and he has a good draw to ease him into the tourney. If he is to face Djoko or Nadal who try and grind him to death in a final he has a good early draw to get rythm with Ginepri and then maybe Canas but if it is Tursunov then that'll help him for the battles against bigger hitters in the QF/SF. Ferrer also close to him and Federer always plays good against him so I'd like to see that.
Quite honestly I could give a shit less about settling some "score" with Canas. Fed happened to run into Canas when Canas was on a "hot" streak and playing well and Fed was mentally some place else. I would love to see Roger be really aggressive the rest of the year. None of this defensive 'I can out grind you' shit.

World Beater
10-14-2007, 11:10 PM
as courier once said about kafelnikov, it can be said of canas "he is just a blip on the radar compared to federer"

Marek.
10-15-2007, 01:39 AM
Great draw. Hopefully Fed plays brilliant throughout the tournament (especially against Canas if they play).

Xristos
10-15-2007, 05:37 AM
Canas.

Well, we HAVE been waiting for the revange, haven't we?


I'm hoping for a 6:3, 6:2 score.

Great matches all around, JFC vs. Moya - ouch draw.

Im hopeing for 61 61.

I didnt see IW match but I saw Miami and that match was a joke. Feds should have won.

Puschkin
10-15-2007, 10:39 AM
as courier once said about kafelnikov, it can be said of canas "he is just a blip on the radar compared to federer"
:haha: but Canas is even much more of a blip than Evgenij.:p

yanchr
10-15-2007, 10:48 AM
I didnt see IW match but I saw Miami and that match was a joke. Feds should have won.
Seriously, that match from end of 2nd through to mid 3rd set was one of the best performances from Roger on hard court recently, much better than many matches he won...I didn't know how he managed to lose it in the end...

I doubt Canas can make it through Tursunov. If he does, then time for some serious revenge!

Good draw for Roger and I expect him to be in the final.

nobama
10-15-2007, 11:17 AM
Roger's first opponent will be Ginepri.

MarcelaTauro
10-15-2007, 01:17 PM
Ginepri :armed:

Did anyone remember last year final in here?Roger played an awesome final,specially in the second set. In the third Gonzo was complety out of the match and of course Roger pass over him :driver:

SUKTUEN
10-15-2007, 03:16 PM
Roger's first opponent will be Ginepri.

Andy's friend~~~~= ='''

Go Roger~!!!!!!!!!!:bounce: :bounce:

Daniel
10-16-2007, 04:25 AM
Good luck Roger vs Ginepri

:bounce:

Rogieva
10-16-2007, 10:12 AM
Good luck Roger!

Robby has nothing to harm roger, good luck!

Or Levy
10-16-2007, 10:13 AM
Another American.

When was the last time Roger lost to an American? Was it Agassi or his bleep against Roddick?

nobama
10-16-2007, 11:05 AM
Davydenko is out with wrist injury. Roger better make the most of this draw.

Xristos
10-16-2007, 12:07 PM
Davys not playing??

Dang!

Rog wont drop a set the whole tourny.

nobama
10-16-2007, 01:15 PM
http://www.marca.com/fotogalerias/2007/tenis/mastersmadrid/primera-jornada/fotos/02.jpg

SUKTUEN
10-16-2007, 02:43 PM
Go Roger the King!!!!:bounce: :bounce:

didadida
10-16-2007, 04:30 PM
good luck roger

didadida
10-16-2007, 06:58 PM
roger wins the first set 7-6

didadida
10-16-2007, 07:40 PM
7-6 6-4
well done roger
good luck next round

Marek.
10-16-2007, 10:06 PM
Any highlights?

nobama
10-16-2007, 11:13 PM
I know this has nothing to do with Roger but someone help me understand why I should like Murray. Apparently he played the match of the year today against Chela (I didn't see it). I just cannot warm to the guy or his game. The only thing I can warm to is the he has a resonable chance of taking out Nadal in R3.

lunahielo
10-16-2007, 11:23 PM
Good match~~(Roger-Ginepri)~~~
Roger looked good, moved well, served great and did just what he had to do to win. THe match seemed to be a crowd pleaser~~some nice playing on both sides.

Ginepri played his heart out~~~~~some really fun rallys,
but in the second set Roger went up a gear, and brought it home.

There was some very good shot making.
I enjoyed the match.
luna

Roger looked so fine in some shorts I can finally like, skimming the upper part of the knee and not ballooning in the wind, just tight~~tailored enough.
Nice black top.

luna's shallow alter-ego :angel:

Minnie
10-16-2007, 11:48 PM
I know this has nothing to do with Roger but someone help me understand why I should like Murray. Apparently he played the match of the year today against Chela (I didn't see it). I just cannot warm to the guy or his game. The only thing I can warm to is the he has a resonable chance of taking out Nadal in R3.

Even as a Brit I understand where you're coming from. However, whatever my personal feelings are towards Jock Boy and the way he acts up, I have to say that after watching his match yesterday and tonight, if he can keep himself together and stop acting like a jerk, and play the way he has in his last 2 matches .. I won't be able to stop myself becoming a fan! And playing at this level and keeping his self belief, he has a real chance to take Nadal out.

nobama
10-17-2007, 12:09 AM
And playing at this level and keeping his self belief, he has a real chance to take Nadal out.
Oh god let it be so.

nobama
10-17-2007, 12:17 AM
Roger looked so fine in some shorts I can finally like, skimming the upper part of the knee and not ballooning in the wind, just tight~~tailored enough.
Nice black top.

luna's shallow alter-ego :angel:Yeah I like the fact that he wears clothes that fit. Most guys wear stuff that looks a few sizes to big. Outfit might be a bit boring but considering some of the stuff Nike comes up with I'll take boring anyday.

http://www.terra.es/addon/img/feed/deportes/20071016/72172c335b9c2g.jpg

lunahielo
10-17-2007, 01:54 AM
Nice pic, mirkaland :)

RogiFan88
10-17-2007, 03:37 AM
Looked like a great win today, vs. Ginepri!

Keep it up, buddy!

VAMOS, ROGELIO!!!

Daniel
10-17-2007, 04:19 AM
Well done Roger :kiss:

keep winning :bounce:

Xristos
10-17-2007, 06:06 AM
Roger looked so fine in some shorts I can finally like, skimming the upper part of the knee and not ballooning in the wind, just tight~~tailored enough.
Nice black top.

luna's shallow alter-ego :angel:
It was actually navy. :)

Xristos
10-17-2007, 06:07 AM
I know this has nothing to do with Roger but someone help me understand why I should like Murray. Apparently he played the match of the year today against Chela (I didn't see it). I just cannot warm to the guy or his game. The only thing I can warm to is the he has a resonable chance of taking out Nadal in R3.

My thoughts exactly, but I dont see him takeing down Rafa in Madrid.

nobama
10-17-2007, 10:55 AM
It was actually navy. :)
When does Nike sell his stuff to everyone else?

ExpectedWinner
10-17-2007, 11:04 AM
Obvious things aside (very good bh, return, fast and easy movement), Murray has the ability to anticipate, constract the point, mix power with junk balls. He is a chess player on the court.

Xristos
10-17-2007, 01:10 PM
When does Nike sell his stuff to everyone else?

He was supposed to wear the body map polo top at the US Open and never did.

He was ment to wear this top in madrid and didnt so who knows. Also he is ment to wear the red top in Shanghai. Will he? Doubtful.
http://i23.tinypic.com/ofsk82.jpg

nobama
10-17-2007, 01:16 PM
Thank god. The stuff he's been wearing is much better than that shit from Nike. Not sure who's designing his stuff right now, but kudos to Roger for not wearing some of the crap Nike is throwing out there.

Billabong
10-17-2007, 01:23 PM
Right now Adidas has the best clothes I think, I really like Djokovic's red outfit (the one he wore in Montreal and Vienna):)

Federer will play against Canas tomorrow, anyone interested in that particular match;)? Hopefully we'll see how big is Roger's desire for revenge, I'm sure he would enjoy to win that specific match;)

Xristos
10-17-2007, 01:26 PM
Lets go King!

1 and 1 please.

Mirka, next years summer range is very nice in my eyes.

nobama
10-17-2007, 01:50 PM
Right now Adidas has the best clothes I think, I really like Djokovic's red outfit (the one he wore in Montreal and Vienna):)

Federer will play against Canas tomorrow, anyone interested in that particular match;)? Hopefully we'll see how big is Roger's desire for revenge, I'm sure he would enjoy to win that specific match;)Aside from the 'revenge' factor Roger knows he doesn't have #1 locked up. So I think his focus and determination will be greater than it was earlier this year.

refero*fervens
10-17-2007, 02:38 PM
It's nice to hear he did pretty well with the win against Ginepri, considering it was his first match back since the USO. I think Feds will have a pretty good chance ;) :p against Canas this time round. We've been waiting for the beatdown but a straightforward comprehensive win is good enough :D G'luck, Roger!

SUKTUEN
10-17-2007, 03:38 PM
Go Roger in Deep Blue!!:bounce: :bounce:

lunahielo
10-17-2007, 03:51 PM
It was actually navy. :)

Oops! :eek:
Thanks~~It was still nice.
Maybe I should get my eyes checked?? :)
luna:wavey:

Xristos
10-17-2007, 04:06 PM
No worries.

didadida
10-17-2007, 06:23 PM
go roger get your revenge

User ID 29337
10-17-2007, 06:34 PM
Like I said in GM, he'll take it 6-0, 6-0, in record time and Canas will go back to making excuses.

didadida
10-17-2007, 07:57 PM
yeh i hope soooooooo

Sunset of Age
10-17-2007, 11:20 PM
I might well be one of the few over here, but I really like Rogi's Madrid outfit. It's cool, it's classy, and those tight shorts (:p) really emphasize his, ehm... 'assets'... :drool: :inlove:

ryder66
10-17-2007, 11:29 PM
Just read somewhere in GM where the "transitional king" will not win this tournament. I've heard it before, but this time it just struck me as extra funny. May he be the "transitional king" for a good deal longer and win this tournament (a beat down of Canas would be nice, too).

Eden
10-17-2007, 11:37 PM
Like I said in GM, he'll take it 6-0, 6-0, in record time and Canas will go back to making excuses.

Lets be realistic ;)

It will be a difficult match for Roger considering the fact that he has to play against a player who has beaten him twice in a row. When was the last time he lost to a player not named Nadal back to back?

Canas will go into this match with some selfconfidence. I don't think Roger had sleepless nights because of his two losses to him earlier this year but it will surely be in his mind.

Nevertheless it's a completely new match in different surroundings. Lets hope for a good performance from Roger. Good luck :)

Marek.
10-18-2007, 12:05 AM
If Roger just plays a good match he should win in two routine sets. Honestly, Canas has nothing to hurt him with. All he can really do is run balls down. People talk about his serve but Roger seemed to return it well in Miami. It's just that he was playing out of his ass in that match. If he loses tomorrow I'll probably laugh.

World Beater
10-18-2007, 12:17 AM
federer :help:

plz beat canas.

mangoes
10-18-2007, 01:14 AM
I'm worried for Roger...........I know he can beat Canas, but one never knows which Roger will walk out on court tomorrow. Canas' 'hot streak' is over. He hasn't made a bleep on the radar in quite a while. But he thinks he has Roger's number........

Best of luck to Roger tomorrow.......

lunahielo
10-18-2007, 02:43 AM
Roger!!!!
Send Sr. Cane home!
(Por Favor)
luna
http://gctm.free.fr/images/bushido/ninjas.gif

RogiFan88
10-18-2007, 02:56 AM
VAMOS, ROGELIO, vs. El Willy!!

Daniel
10-18-2007, 04:18 AM
Good luck vs Cañas

:kiss: :D

Rommella
10-18-2007, 06:34 AM
Even as a Brit I understand where you're coming from. However, whatever my personal feelings are towards Jock Boy and the way he acts up, I have to say that after watching his match yesterday and tonight, if he can keep himself together and stop acting like a jerk, and play the way he has in his last 2 matches .. I won't be able to stop myself becoming a fan! And playing at this level and keeping his self belief, he has a real chance to take Nadal out.

Personally, I want Roger to face Rafa in the final. I so want that head-to-head reversed.

SUKTUEN
10-18-2007, 12:42 PM
there are no Live match to watch of Roger tonight~~

Fu**ing Starsport~~:fiery: :fiery:
I need to wait tommorrow 3 pm ~~~:mad:

lunahielo
10-18-2007, 01:13 PM
Here we go!
:bounce: :bounce: Rajah!!!!!

Sunset of Age
10-18-2007, 01:35 PM
Haha, Fed is serving Willy some tasty backery products!

Sunset of Age
10-18-2007, 01:39 PM
YES, BAGEL!!!

Oh, it´s been so long since I´ve seen him do that... yummy one, Rogelio!

lunahielo
10-18-2007, 01:44 PM
Absolutely Beautiful!!
Bagel!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Revenge IS sweet!!
Put some powdered sugar on that Bagel~~second set, Roger!! :)

(I think it was a 21 minute first set)

mangoes
10-18-2007, 01:46 PM
Fair to say the Ninja walked out on court today??? :lol: :lol:

Very tasty bagel...

lunahielo
10-18-2007, 01:51 PM
This is great!

I do have one gripe, though~~
Would someone please give TTC announcers a Spanish lesson and tell them how to pronounce Hispanic names!
It's actually not that difficult!

Go Ninja...keep it up!!! :)

Sunset of Age
10-18-2007, 01:55 PM
Well, looks like Cañas has also entered the court now - it's not as lopsided anymore like in the first set.

Marek.
10-18-2007, 01:57 PM
He finally bagelled this guy. Should have done it in Miami too.

Marek.
10-18-2007, 02:10 PM
GSM Fed 6-0 6-3

He should have never lost to this guy twice in a row. At least he humiliated him today.

refero*fervens
10-18-2007, 02:13 PM
Sweet! :yeah: Finally, Federer :p - nice revenge.

Rogieva
10-18-2007, 02:34 PM
Great result, a bagel is :yeah:

Keep it up Rogi, take the title! :banana:

mangoes
10-18-2007, 02:36 PM
That was a pleasure to watch. Canas walked onto that court brimming with confidence........and slowly......it drained from him:lol: :lol: :lol: Roger brought him back to earth:lol: :lol:

Sunset of Age
10-18-2007, 03:08 PM
That was a pleasure to watch. Canas walked onto that court brimming with confidence........and slowly......it drained from him:lol: :lol: :lol: Roger brought him back to earth:lol: :lol:

After that 21-minute bagel-spanking he looked as if he was hit with a ton of bricks. :lol:

Oh, oh, Rogelio, you can be soooooo nasty against your 'rivals' - Roddick, Starace, Nadal, and now Cañas - all being served a tasty bagel! :devil:

I love it. :angel:

Blondie1985
10-18-2007, 03:24 PM
Fed thrashes Canas!! :devil:

nobama
10-18-2007, 03:42 PM
Yea if Roger could play like this all the time. I know Canas was quite sh*t today, but he was in the 2nd set of Maimi too - also when Roger was playing really well. Just shows how much Canas really bothers Roger when Roger's on his game. :lol:

mangoes
10-18-2007, 04:07 PM
After that 21-minute bagel-spanking he looked as if he was hit with a ton of bricks. :lol:


So True:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

rofe
10-18-2007, 04:10 PM
I didn't expect this thrashing. I expected the result but I also expected Roger to struggle in the 1st set. It was a combination of Roger playing well and Canas not playing so well. Roger was essentially overpowering Canas through most of the match and Canas was having trouble getting the ball deep into the court. It was either a UE or too short. He troubled Roger in IW and Miami by keeping the ball deep even when he was out of position and waiting for Roger to commit the UE. That didn't happen today.

NYCtennisfan
10-18-2007, 04:29 PM
I hope this puts to rest some of the silly comments you hear about 'grinders' bothering Federer. Only Nadal truly bothers Federer now, Nalbandian when he is on, Murray soon enough, and Djoko's steadiness. Ferrer, Canas, and the like stand NO chance against Federer if he is hitting his shots. In the 2nd set of Miami and the first half of the 3rd, Federer made Canas look like a challenger before somehow failing to break for a 2nd time against a tired Canas then getting broken himself.

NYCtennisfan
10-18-2007, 04:30 PM
I didn't expect this thrashing. I expected the result but I also expected Roger to struggle in the 1st set. It was a combination of Roger playing well and Canas not playing so well. Roger was essentially overpowering Canas through most of the match and Canas was having trouble getting the ball deep into the court. It was either a UE or too short. He troubled Roger in IW and Miami by keeping the ball deep even when he was out of position and waiting for Roger to commit the UE. That didn't happen today.

The court is a lot slower in Miami so it's easier to do what Canas did there and on top of that, Federer's FH was not nearly as penetrating or precise.

ExpectedWinner
10-18-2007, 04:58 PM
It looked similar to the beatdowns Hewitt used to get whenever he referred (in pre match interviews) to his DC comeback from 2 sets down against Fed.

ryder66
10-18-2007, 04:59 PM
Great job!

Xristos
10-18-2007, 05:14 PM
Amazing play by Roger.

rofe
10-18-2007, 06:08 PM
The court is a lot slower in Miami so it's easier to do what Canas did there and on top of that, Federer's FH was not nearly as penetrating or precise.

Canas was doing that in IW too. Another thing is that Fed was able to read Canas' serve a lot better today than he did in IW or Miami. That made the difference as well.

nobama
10-18-2007, 06:42 PM
Someone on Roger's website posted this tidbit about his on-court interview after the Ginepri match:

However, yesterday he just really asked Roger how he was feeling to be back on court and Roger said he felt he had played well altho he could have played better and that he enjoyed being back in Madrid and hoped to do well again this year... Then they had a bit of a giggle because apparently the night before Roger+Mirka, Tommy Haas+girlfriend and Carlos Moya were all having dinner at a very famous restaurant in Madrid (Casa Lucio) then Alex arrived and Roger couldn't get over the fact that at 9pm there was absolutely NOBODY THERE!!! He said that in Switzerland or US it would normally have been full at that time... so they pulled his leg about eating early and getting enough sleep when here in Spain people eat late and enjoy themselves until late into the night... But Roger was very happy because he'd managed to get Carlos Moya to pay the bill for dinner - I think there's a joke amongst the players about Carlos (not) paying for things!!! And that was all really.

neenah
10-18-2007, 07:24 PM
I had a feeling something like this would happen, considering Roger's form in the spring compared to now, and Cañas's form in the spring compared to now. :)

RonE
10-18-2007, 07:48 PM
Nice one, Rog :yeah:

Canas is so overrated. :yawn:

holagirl56
10-18-2007, 08:13 PM
Treated.

Marek.
10-18-2007, 10:06 PM
Roger's only dropped serve once in his past seven matches in Madrid. No sets lost during that span either.

elessar
10-18-2007, 10:07 PM
I know it's petty but damn that bagel tasted so sweet :lick:
On a more serious note I think Roger's back to being Roger not just because of the great play but the mental side :
-he's been extremly solid lately serving as clutch as ever
-playing the big points as well as anyone else in the game
-Going on ninja mode against player that have dared to beat him:p

elessar
10-18-2007, 10:09 PM
Roger's only dropped serve once in his past seven matches in Madrid. No sets lost during that span either.

That says a lot about how comfortable he feels playing on that surface, I mean I love the guy but no mental walkabouts in 7 matchs has to be a record for him :haha:

Minnie
10-18-2007, 10:13 PM
I have yet to see this match but when I eventually put the livescores on in the office, must admit I was a bit shocked to see the scoreline of 6-0 5-3. A savage revenge - no wonder the ATP headline is "Roger's Wrath"!

Marek.
10-18-2007, 10:16 PM
That says a lot about how comfortable he feels playing on that surface, I mean I love the guy but no mental walkabouts in 7 matchs has to be a record for him :haha:

:lol: I was thinking the same thing.

On another note, it appears like the next opponent will be FLo. That could be a crazy match if he plays as well as he did at the USO.

World Beater
10-18-2007, 10:18 PM
It looked similar to the beatdowns Hewitt used to get whenever he referred (in pre match interviews) to his DC comeback from 2 sets down against Fed.

i loved that. Hewitt always used to bring it up pre-match and derive confidence from that match. Always got smashed right after.:lol:

Anyways, this shows imo what happens when federer plays without outside interference. No wind, sun etc. The conditions stay relatively constant and fed gets in a groove and decimates other players.

When federer plays outside in conditions that can be variable, he tends to be conservative in his play. Think to cincy and usopen where he was passive and wasnt feeling the conditions too well.

right now, federer is far and away the best indoors, and his level indicates that he could be among the best of all time indoors if he plays like this.

didadida
10-18-2007, 10:28 PM
very good performace rogiiii
i really enjoy this win,waited so long for that
so happy for him
this is our king

NYCtennisfan
10-18-2007, 11:49 PM
As I mentioned before, the surface is perfect for Fed. He can attack, he can stay back, he can play defense, he can try to serve big, and most importantly, the bounce and speed is perfect for his BH.

bokehlicious
10-18-2007, 11:54 PM
Sorry if already posted.

It's nice that Roger gets recognition in Spain :)

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b199/krist1124/Marca_award.jpg

nobama
10-18-2007, 11:54 PM
i loved that. Hewitt always used to bring it up pre-match and derive confidence from that match. Always got smashed right after.:lol:

Anyways, this shows imo what happens when federer plays without outside interference. No wind, sun etc. The conditions stay relatively constant and fed gets in a groove and decimates other players.

When federer plays outside in conditions that can be variable, he tends to be conservative in his play. Think to cincy and usopen where he was passive and wasnt feeling the conditions too well.

right now, federer is far and away the best indoors, and his level indicates that he could be among the best of all time indoors if he plays like this.
In his post match interview Roger said his game plan was to play offensive, more aggressive style. I would love to see him play like this more often. Moving well, vollying well, great transition game....it's just a joy to watch. I'll take that any day over the junkballing/moonballing and defensive crap some we see with some guys.

NYCtennisfan
10-19-2007, 12:04 AM
He certainly did play aggressively. He's been content to hit soft FH's to his opponents' FH's from the middle of the cout of late, but today, he attcked with that shot. His FH combos reminded me of his aggressive FH's of 2004, early 2005. His BH was also very good as he didn't offer up too many short balls off of the CC drive and his drive DTL was better than it has been during he summer.

Canas served a lot to the Fed FH on the AD court for some reason, something that most players hardly ever do (other than Blake who doesn't seem to have much of a gameplan when serving) and Fed's FH return from the AD end is really good as he tries to set up the return to the AD corner, FH to the opponent's FH, inside out FH or volley winner combination. He had some nice BH drive returns as well.

lunahielo
10-19-2007, 12:55 AM
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Anyways, this shows imo what happens when federer plays without outside interference. No wind, sun etc.

I guess this is not relevant (certainly not in the context you were talking about)~~~but the first thing that came to my mind when reading your post was~~*No wind, sun* no coach. :cool:
luna

He runs so freely when he is on his own.
I like that.

World Beater
10-19-2007, 01:39 AM
I guess this is not relevant (certainly not in the context you were talking about)~~~but the first thing that came to my mind when reading your post was~~*No wind, sun* no coach. :cool:
luna

He runs so freely when he is on his own.
I like that.

agree

although i liked roger's volleys under the roach.

Federer hasn't played this well since he played hewitt in canada.

lsy
10-19-2007, 01:57 AM
Well done Rogi!

I was kind of afraid to open this site and saw the news of him crashing out vs Canas again. Like how suprised I was learning about his defeat over the radio in Miami :o

6-0...:D

Now I hope I can finally catch some of his matches this weekend!

Daniel
10-19-2007, 04:33 AM
Good luck in the QF :bounce: :kiss: :hug:

MrChopin
10-19-2007, 05:22 AM
He looked quite good against Canas, more agressive than I've seen for most of the year, but I think we're selling him short if we think he's just now beginning to play well now again. He played several strong matches at the US Open, most notably against Capdeville, Lopez, and Roddick. In each match, he had 40+ winners and ~15 errors. More noticeable, though, is the variety in his game and the way he approached the matches on the two different surfaces. At Madrid, he's hitting with more power and less spin, winners io and dtl blowing by opponents. At the USO, Roddick was hitting as hard as he could from the ground, and Federer was still controlling rallies by spinning it all over the court, forcing Roddick to deal with incredible variety. Once he got a chance to step around the forehand, he was doing things similar to today. I think his match against Roddick was as good as the one with Canas today, especially as Roddick was playing a lot better than Canas was.

Puschkin
10-19-2007, 06:20 AM
He certainly did play aggressively. He's been content to hit soft FH's to his opponents' FH's from the middle of the cout of late, but today, he attcked with that shot. His FH combos reminded me of his aggressive FH's of 2004, early 2005. His BH was also very good as he didn't offer up too many short balls off of the CC drive and his drive DTL was better than it has been during he summer.

Strangely enough Roger's next opponent also discovered his BH :eek: in yesterday's match against Koubek. Together with some amazing FHs and excellent serving, this was quite a performance. If Lopez plays similarly well today as he did yesterday, we are in for a great match. I have no doubts that Roger will come through, but it might be a little harder than against the (overestimated) Canas.

SUKTUEN
10-19-2007, 10:07 AM
Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!


Roger looks so sexy last night!!:kiss: :kiss: :hearts:




And he play so Wonderful!!!:bounce: :bounce:

Go Roger!!

Fergie
10-19-2007, 11:33 AM
Good luck Rogi vs Lopez :rocker2:

didadida
10-19-2007, 11:52 AM
good luck roooooooooooooooooooooooger

Sunset of Age
10-19-2007, 02:19 PM
Strangely enough Roger's next opponent also discovered his BH :eek: in yesterday's match against Koubek. Together with some amazing FHs and excellent serving, this was quite a performance. If Lopez plays similarly well today as he did yesterday, we are in for a great match. I have no doubts that Roger will come through, but it might be a little harder than against the (overestimated) Canas.

Spot on!
I've noticed LaLo becoming better and better, he's a really good player now, and certainly better than Cañas. Of course I'm rooting for Roger but this could well be quite a match tonight!

nobama
10-19-2007, 03:45 PM
I see now that Nalby gave Nadal a beatdown everyone is on the Fat Dave bandwagon. :lol:

jtipson
10-19-2007, 03:47 PM
I think it could be quite tough tonight. I was at their quarterfinal in Madrid 4 years ago, and it was very tight. Feli gets a huge amount of support from the crowd as he's near enough a local boy. Still, Roger should be able to deal with that, but mentally the Nadal loss might affect him as he doesn't need to do so much to retain number one now.

Or Levy
10-19-2007, 04:24 PM
I went to youtube to watch Roger's last TB vs Canas to compare it to what we've seen from him yesterday - Totally different tactics, it was really beautiful to see - so much agressiveness from him yesterday - and you could really see how much slower Miami than Madrid.

didadida
10-19-2007, 04:32 PM
anyone watched nadal-nalbandian match
it was a very great performance from nalby
good for him
and i feel sorry for nadal he seemed that he is helpless
i was looking for the revenge between nadal and djoko
anyway good luck roger in the match today

nobama
10-19-2007, 04:52 PM
I think it could be quite tough tonight. I was at their quarterfinal in Madrid 4 years ago, and it was very tight. Feli gets a huge amount of support from the crowd as he's near enough a local boy. Still, Roger should be able to deal with that, but mentally the Nadal loss might affect him as he doesn't need to do so much to retain number one now.
You would think Nadal's loss would spur Roger on to win this event to increase the gap. He got a scare from Feli at the US Open so I don't think he'll take this match lightly. At least I hope not.

rofe
10-19-2007, 04:54 PM
You would think Nadal's loss would spur Roger on to win this event to increase the gap. He got a scare from Feli at the US Open so I don't think he'll take this match lightly. At least I hope not.

The way he has been playing, Feli is going to be a handful for Roger. Roger better come prepared.

nobama
10-19-2007, 05:55 PM
The way he has been playing, Feli is going to be a handful for Roger. Roger better come prepared.He came prepared to give Canas a beat down. I certainly don't expect this match to be a beat down, but then I didn't expect that one to either. But of course Lopez can bother Roger more on this surface than Canas can.

mangoes
10-19-2007, 07:19 PM
Lopez's serve is keeping him in this match:(

Sunset of Age
10-19-2007, 07:25 PM
Yes, Lalo is serving very well - Roger just can't seem to break it.
Fortunately Roger is holding his own serve very easily so I expect him to be able to win this match in two - perhaps through a second TB.

Credits to LaLo, though - he's really become a player to reckon with, especially on HC.

nobama
10-19-2007, 07:54 PM
Was that 1/10 or 1/11 on BP conversions? :o I guess it could be worse, we haven't seen Roger play a dumb service game (yet).

mangoes
10-19-2007, 07:59 PM
Personally I think Roger played a fairly good match. 10 Break points is hard to swallow, but LaLo served really well on those breaks. Lalo's serve kept this match close.

Or Levy
10-19-2007, 08:13 PM
Yes, it was mostly good service from Lalo to fend Roger off than Roger making dumb mistakes, one or two, one dump into the net, several over-hits, but it's a lefty serve, so.

didadida
10-19-2007, 08:34 PM
he did what he needed to,yes it wasnt good that he couldnt convert all these 10 bp , but anyway congrats rogii and good luck in the next round

Rogieva
10-19-2007, 08:36 PM
Good win Roger, into the SF's. :hatoff:

Sunset of Age
10-19-2007, 08:41 PM
Yes, it was mostly good service from Lalo to fend Roger off than Roger making dumb mistakes, one or two, one dump into the net, several over-hits, but it's a lefty serve, so.

Absolutely true. Roger didn't just blow these BP, but it was rather Feli defending them very well indeed. Both of them played a good match - and Lalo is obviously becoming a lot better lately! :yeah - but in the end an expected win from the better player.

Well done, Rogelio, come on grab that title now. You're the only one left for me to root for. :p :angel:

nobama
10-19-2007, 09:00 PM
Absolutely true. Roger didn't just blow these BP, but it was rather Feli defending them very well indeed. Both of them played a good match - and Lalo is obviously becoming a lot better lately! :yeah - but in the end an expected win from the better player.

Well done, Rogelio, come on grab that title now. You're the only one left for me to root for. :p :angel:
What? You haven't jumped on the Nalby bandwagon? :eek:

rofe
10-19-2007, 09:01 PM
Fed played a good match and Feli's serve saved him on numerous occasions. All in all, I am glad that Fed was focused today and during the tournament in general after a long break.

mangoes
10-19-2007, 10:49 PM
What? You haven't jumped on the Nalby bandwagon? :eek:

It's either Roger or Rafa for Karin...........everyone else takes second place to them:lol: :lol: :lol:

Sunset of Age
10-19-2007, 11:14 PM
What? You haven't jumped on the Nalby bandwagon? :eek:

If you think I'm a bandwagon jumper, you're making a big, BIG mistake. I've been rooting for Fed since 2002, and for Rafa since 2004. Besides that, if you've taken notice of my siggie, you might have noticed quite a few players being mentioned there not doing well at all lately. :p

NYCtennisfan
10-20-2007, 01:21 AM
FLo's serve to the AD court saved him so many times on BP down. It's a LOT harder to win points returning from the AD side if you are facing a lefty than from the deuce court. Federer hasn't been broken yet this tournament which is always a good sign, even if he did play Ginepri and Lopez as two of his opponents.

nobama
10-20-2007, 05:13 AM
If you think I'm a bandwagon jumper, you're making a big, BIG mistake. I've been rooting for Fed since 2002, and for Rafa since 2004. Besides that, if you've taken notice of my siggie, you might have noticed quite a few players being mentioned there not doing well at all lately. :p
Nah, I'm just kidding. Seems almost everyone in GM yesterday was jumping on the Nalby bandwagon (or maybe it was just his fans coming out of hiding). :lol:

World Beater
10-20-2007, 05:22 AM
Nah, I'm just kidding. Seems almost everyone in GM yesterday was jumping on the Nalby bandwagon (or maybe it was just his fans coming out of hiding). :lol:

it just shows you how far nadal has come and how low nalbandian has gone.

soraya
10-20-2007, 05:46 AM
it just shows you how far nadal has come and how low nalbandian has gone.

:lol: :lol:

Daniel
10-20-2007, 06:35 AM
Good luck vs. Kiefer

:bounce: :kiss: :hearts:

SUKTUEN
10-20-2007, 07:01 AM
Go Lovey Blue Roger!!!!


Go to Final Please!!!!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Sunset of Age
10-20-2007, 11:52 AM
Nah, I'm just kidding. Seems almost everyone in GM yesterday was jumping on the Nalby bandwagon (or maybe it was just his fans coming out of hiding). :lol:

:lol: Yeah, Nalby is most definitely Bandwagon player of the Month! But well, eh, happens to everyone who manages to beat (or in this case, I'd rather say 'destruct') either Raf or Rogi. I wonder how much time it'll take for Djoko to share in that 'pleasure' as well. :cool:

it just shows you how far nadal has come and how low nalbandian has gone.

:haha: spot on.

Okay, for now: GOOD LUCK Rogi on your semifinal match!
I'll be watching again. Hasn't done him much harm till now. :D

refero*fervens
10-20-2007, 12:42 PM
Yep, good luck to Roger in the semis against Kiefer - could be difficult judging from their previous matches, but Roger's been playing well thus far :)

The resurgence of Nalbandian continues - up a set...this could be interesting.

nobama
10-20-2007, 01:32 PM
Nalbandian won. One of the commentators said Djokovic looked as flat as a pancake out there. :lol:

elessar
10-20-2007, 01:32 PM
With Nadal and Djoko both gone can Rog secure the nr1 ranking for the year with a win in Madrid ?

ExpectedWinner
10-20-2007, 01:33 PM
It's a little funny how easy fat, lacking match preparation Nalby dealt with The Real no1 and the self proclaimled No1.

lunahielo
10-20-2007, 01:35 PM
Go Roger!!
:)

didadida
10-20-2007, 01:42 PM
good luck rooooooger

World Beater
10-20-2007, 01:46 PM
i know there is still a match to play against kiefer.

but is there some deja vu for federer against nalbandian in madrid. Sure roger is playing outstanding and if he continues, he should beat nabs.

But he was playing great tennis in montreal and we all know what happened.

didadida
10-20-2007, 02:01 PM
the match is about to begin
go roger

didadida
10-20-2007, 02:05 PM
i know there is still a match to play against kiefer.

but is there some deja vu for federer against nalbandian in madrid. Sure roger is playing outstanding and if he continues, he should beat nabs.

But he was playing great tennis in montreal and we all know what happened.

please be more optimistic

Puschkin
10-20-2007, 02:28 PM
but is there some deja vu for federer against nalbandian in madrid. Sure roger is playing outstanding and if he continues, he should beat nabs.

I am not worried about Nalbandian. I have not seen him against Nadal, but against Djokovic, there was nothing special. Djokovic was dead-tired and not impressive at all. David did not have to do much to beat him.

Sunset of Age
10-20-2007, 02:40 PM
As there seems to be no livestream for the match available: how's Roger playing?

Puschkin
10-20-2007, 03:14 PM
As there seems to be no livestream for the match available: how's Roger playing?

Convincing on his own serve, but like yesterday not great in converting breakpoints. it must be 1/5-6 now. Kiefer is playing well though, hitting nice winners himself, particularly at the net.

Sunset of Age
10-20-2007, 03:18 PM
Thanks, I got me a working livestream now :D - Roger is playing well enough, but indeed seems to have trouble converting his BPs. I guess that is for a good deal caused by Kiefer's good playing. Not unlike yesterday with LaLo.

Question will be (hopefully!): will he be good enough to defeat Nalby as well? I think he will.

refero*fervens
10-20-2007, 03:35 PM
6-4 6-4

:yeah: Final, Roger!

Excellent timing for the break 2-12 :lol: and it's great to hear that again he is utterly dominant on serve - 10 points lost on serve, 3 lost on first serve.

It's a little funny how easy fat, lacking match preparation Nalby dealt with The Real no1 and the self proclaimled No1.

Let's hope he has no such luck with the transitional no. 1 ;)

Rogieva
10-20-2007, 03:36 PM
Great match, keep it up Roger.

Win tomorroww! :bounce:

Billabong
10-20-2007, 03:38 PM
Honestly, Kiefer played great on most of those break points, often he hit a huge first serve, Federer was barely able to return it and then Kiefer would hit the winner... He blew some, but Kiefer saved a lot of those by himself..

World Beater
10-20-2007, 03:42 PM
Honestly, Kiefer played great on most of those break points, often he hit a huge first serve, Federer was barely able to return it and then Kiefer would hit the winner... He blew some, but Kiefer saved a lot of those by himself..

yep. Given federer's terrible bp conversion against many players, it is mind boggling to see where most players "bend over and take it" from federer.

kiefer played like a spartan. Brave but not enough firepower in the end.

elessar
10-20-2007, 04:48 PM
Rog's on a winning streak again :woohoo: 18 matchs and counting (no I didn't just jinx him)

NYCtennisfan
10-20-2007, 05:26 PM
Feli played with passion against Fed in this tournament as he did at the USO. Roddick played with passion and determination at the USO. Misha played with incredible determination in Dubai against him. It's amazing how there are so many talented players out there who go out with nothing to lose, swing freely, and cannot beat Federer. It's truly a testament to his greatness.

As I mentioned earlier, he loves this court as it suits his game perfectly. He's going to have to play well tomorrow because Nalbandian is always a threat. Nalbandian's inside-out BH, CC Fh, and BH DTL pose problems for Feds if his movement is off. Should be a good one!

SUKTUEN
10-20-2007, 05:36 PM
Well Done Roger!!!!!

Win your Cup tomorrow!!!!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

NYCtennisfan
10-20-2007, 05:50 PM
With Nadal and Djoko both gone can Rog secure the nr1 ranking for the year with a win in Madrid ?

Not quite yet, but very, very close.

As it stands, Feds leads Nadal by 204 points. If he wins the tourny, he leads by 234 points.

Fed needs to lead by more than 150 points going into the TMC to secure the #1 title.

At this point, If Feds didn't play Basel and Nadal won Bercy, Fed would be up 134 points going into the TMC (if he wins Madrid) meaning that Nadal would have to go 5-0 and Federer would have to go 0-3 for Nadal to reach #1.

If Feds wins Madrid and reaches the SF's of Basel (22 race points), he clinches #1.

If Feds loses the final tommorrow, but wins BAsel, he secures #1.

SUKTUEN
10-20-2007, 05:59 PM
Yeah!!!!

Roger will Hold his World No.1 again this year!:devil: :devil:

mays
10-20-2007, 06:49 PM
wow! i havent been on in ages, have been too busy with school.
fortuantely, i have seen all of the matches so far, and the rog is playing brilliantly, the suface is great for his game.
he's played some tough matches to reach the final, and i think that if he upholds the form he has shown throughout the tournament, no one, not even Nalby has a chance.

and by the way, thanx alot NYCtennisfan, you answered the question i was going to ask! GO ROGI! lets hope all goes well and he'll finish no.1 in the race again.

didadida
10-20-2007, 08:59 PM
who is the guy is sitting beside mirka?
and i forgot the name of roger's fittness trainer???????

ryder66
10-20-2007, 09:08 PM
Great job, Roger, and thank you NYCtennisfan for letting us know about the rankings.

Or Levy
10-20-2007, 09:17 PM
Okay, has Roger even won a Masters tournament without getting HIS SERVE BROKEN?

Did anyone? Would it be a new record?

Or Levy
10-20-2007, 09:41 PM
Who thinks Nole tanked? I do. He just didn't want to lose to Roger tomorrow.

Eden
10-20-2007, 10:25 PM
Who thinks Nole tanked? I do. He just didn't want to lose to Roger tomorrow.

Although I haven't seen the match against David I think it is highly unlikely that he tanked. He had played a bunch of matches lately and was probably a bit tired.

I haven't seen Rogers match against Kiwi, but judging from the comments Nicolas played a good match as usual against Roger.

Who would have thought before the tournament that David Nalbandian would be Rogers opponent in the final? It's good to see David back in form. I like to watch him play. When he is "on" he is one of the most dangerous players out there.

Lets hope for a good match between Roger and him and that we get to see some champagne spraying afterwards ;)

robinhood
10-20-2007, 10:47 PM
Not quite yet, but very, very close.

As it stands, Feds leads Nadal by 204 points. If he wins the tourny, he leads by 234 points.

Fed needs to lead by more than 150 points going into the TMC to secure the #1 title.

At this point, If Feds didn't play Basel and Nadal won Bercy, Fed would be up 134 points going into the TMC (if he wins Madrid) meaning that Nadal would have to go 5-0 and Federer would have to go 0-3 for Nadal to reach #1.

If Feds wins Madrid and reaches the SF's of Basel (22 race points), he clinches #1.

If Feds loses the final tommorrow, but wins BAsel, he secures #1.

Thanks, mod.
At this point I don't care about Fed's tournament victories as long as he clinches #1 for sure!

Rogieva
10-20-2007, 10:52 PM
c'mon roger, take the title tomorrow!!!

mangoes
10-20-2007, 11:14 PM
Best of luck to Roger tomorrow. Nalby is never an easy opponent for Roger......so, things could be a bit tricky tomorrow. I hope Roger is able to continue serving well tomorrow.


Who thinks Nole tanked? I do. He just didn't want to lose to Roger tomorrow.

I don't think he tanked..........especially since he is the self appointed no. 1. He isn't afraid of Roger. Not to mention, he wouldn't tank in front of his loony parents.