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Federer def. Kiefer 6-3,6-2

RonE
10-26-2007, 05:22 PM
Very well played by Roger :yeah:

Everything was working well today, keep it up!

Allure
10-26-2007, 05:23 PM
:worship:

scarecrows
10-26-2007, 05:23 PM
really good performance

he got pissed in one or two moments but it's a good think IMO
he looked more focused than in the previous 2 matches

Sunset of Age
10-26-2007, 05:25 PM
Good, solid performance by Rogi! :worship:

I could see the post-match interview as well - couldn't understand everything that was said (Swiss German is quite a difficult language to understand...) but it was obvious that Rogi was in a very good mood, lots of laughs there. Nice to see!

FedFan_2007
10-26-2007, 05:26 PM
Expected result. Moving on.

Fergie
10-26-2007, 05:28 PM
Very good match Rogi :yeah:

FedererSlam
10-26-2007, 05:30 PM
Good job only saw last set but some excellent play.

Adler
10-26-2007, 05:30 PM
He played his 40% and won in straights, breaking Kiefer's serve multiple times. But Kiwi isn't that bad - he reached SF and QF succesively losing only to Roger

yanchr
10-26-2007, 05:31 PM
What a performance from Roger! Such a joy to watch...Hopefully more are coming

Billabong
10-26-2007, 05:31 PM
Awesome job, keep it up Fed:yeah:!!!

Voo de Mar
10-26-2007, 05:33 PM
The Germans, Kiefer and Haas are completely hopeless playing against Federer: 0-16 in a row without any drama :help:

Corey Feldman
10-26-2007, 05:33 PM
dedicated to Neely.

Tabledott
10-26-2007, 05:35 PM
Go, Roger!

Fumus
10-26-2007, 05:38 PM
what an upset.

Sjengster
10-26-2007, 05:39 PM
The Germans, Kiefer and Haas are completely hopeless playing against Federer: 0-16 in a row without any drama :help:

I don't know, I think he's had a little drama against them in the Grand Slams, last year's AO springs to mind instantly. ;)

Nadl
10-26-2007, 05:39 PM
yay :worship:

Fee
10-26-2007, 05:56 PM
one step closer to pulling out of Paris...

knight_ley
10-26-2007, 06:09 PM
someday it will be reverse.............. :rolleyes:

FedFan_2007
10-26-2007, 06:14 PM
Federer has mastered the art of winning at 40-50% level in early rounds to save himself for SF/F in these MM events. In the SF he'll be at 75%, final hopefully 90%. Of course slams are a different fuel ratio for the FedBot.

R.Federer
10-26-2007, 06:18 PM
Shocking win :eek:

FedFan_2007
10-26-2007, 06:25 PM
I'm still celebrating Fed's 5th Wimbledon.

MatchFederer
10-26-2007, 06:27 PM
Well, it it has been very easy for Federer thus far and he seems to be coasting too. Hopefully he will conserve enough energy to turn up in Paris (tough draw interestingly).

MatchFederer
10-26-2007, 06:28 PM
What bottle of champers are you on now FedFan_2007?

Sunset of Age
10-26-2007, 06:47 PM
Well, it it has been very easy for Federer thus far and he seems to be coasting too. Hopefully he will conserve enough energy to turn up in Paris (tough draw interestingly).

If Fed wins Basel, his #1 race position is secured, so there'd be no real need for him to turn up in Paris. Rather in contrary - I think it would be a much wiser decision for him to have a rest and appear in Shanghai in top form. Also, if he skips Paris this year, that will leave him an excellent opportunity to pick up more points NEXT year, should he be in need of those.

All-in-all, if he wins Basel, I don't really expect him to show up in Paris AT ALL.

jonny84
10-26-2007, 07:31 PM
As expected. Well done Roger.

OSmeone
10-26-2007, 07:49 PM
Also, if he skips Paris this year, that will leave him an excellent opportunity to pick up more points NEXT year, should he be in need of those.

All-in-all, if he wins Basel, I don't really expect him to show up in Paris AT ALL.

But if he does play, he would be less likely to be in serious need of points next year because he would have gained some from Paris already. There's no advantage in 'saving' points to pick up the next year, because if you can have them later, why not now?
On the other hand, I agree that he's very unlikely to play Paris.

Kuhne
10-26-2007, 07:49 PM
what good is the tennis channel if instead of Basel they show some bald faggot talking about how good food is in the different cities of the world, fuck damn it

World Beater
10-26-2007, 07:58 PM
what good is the tennis channel if instead of Basel they show some bald faggot talking about how good food is in the different cities of the world, fuck damn it

murphy is cool:wavey: :mad:

j/k

tennis channel needs to cover more than just a few AMS and some D-cup matches.

R.Federer
10-26-2007, 08:00 PM
If Fed wins Basel, his #1 race position is secured, so there'd be no real need for him to turn up in Paris. Rather in contrary - I think it would be a much wiser decision for him to have a rest and appear in Shanghai in top form. Also, if he skips Paris this year, that will leave him an excellent opportunity to pick up more points NEXT year, should he be in need of those.

All-in-all, if he wins Basel, I don't really expect him to show up in Paris AT ALL.
He will forever spurn this Paris for the jinx he gets in the other Paris

Watch him not win in Basel, then show up to win one round against qualifier and tank it against Karlo after securing No.1 :rolls:

Sunset of Age
10-26-2007, 08:29 PM
But if he does play, he would be less likely to be in serious need of points next year because he would have gained some from Paris already. There's no advantage in 'saving' points to pick up the next year, because if you can have them later, why not now?

ATP RACE counts points from the beginning (January) to the end of the season, starting at zero. ATP RANKING is a complete different story, a player needs to defend the points he ranked up the year before. I'm talking about the ranking here, Capice? ;)

MatchFederer
10-26-2007, 08:33 PM
ATP RACE counts points from the beginning (January) to the end of the season, starting at zero. ATP RANKING is a complete different story, a player needs to defend the points he ranked up the year before. I'm talking about the ranking here, Capice? ;)

OSmeone's logic still stands doesn't it?

OSmeone
10-26-2007, 08:40 PM
ATP RACE counts points from the beginning (January) to the end of the season, starting at zero. ATP RANKING is a complete different story, a player needs to defend the points he ranked up the year before. I'm talking about the ranking here, Capice? ;)

I know, but there's no advantage to not having points to defend for the ranking. Say Federer doesn't play Paris this year. All through next year, Nadal could potentially be 500 points closer to him in the ranking; Federer gains no points advantage from knowing he could pick up 500 come November, as it would be better for him to alreadyhave 500 points.

Basically, there's no disadvantage to have to defend points; it's an advantage because you have that many more points on your ranking for the whole year.

Sunset of Age
10-26-2007, 08:47 PM
It depends on how you look at things. As I don't expect Fed's amazing winning streak to go on forever (it's been some four years now...), I don't mind him cutting it slack where it's possible - and this might well be one of those opportunities (along with IW and Miami, where he has easy points to gain next year).

Anyway, we'll see. I'd be pleasantly surprised if he DOES show up in Paris, though.

FedFan_2007
10-26-2007, 08:49 PM
What bottle of champers are you on now FedFan_2007?

About my 20th bottle of Dom Perignon. I've been celebrating non-stop for 3.5 months now. :eek: I can only imagine what will happen should Roger win Roland Garros. :eek: :eek: :eek:

World Beater
10-26-2007, 08:51 PM
About my 20th bottle of Dom Perignon. I've been celebrating non-stop for 3.5 months now. :eek: I can only imagine what will happen should Roger win Roland Garros. :eek: :eek: :eek:

gotta hand it to you. talk about a joke poster:D

elessar
10-26-2007, 08:55 PM
gotta hand it to you. talk about a joke poster:D

Yes but at least he's crazy in a funny way not like some paranoid/really crazy posters (read Ezekiel) or overly repetitive like some others (read RFK)

nobama
10-26-2007, 10:13 PM
If Fed wins Basel, his #1 race position is secured, so there'd be no real need for him to turn up in Paris. Rather in contrary - I think it would be a much wiser decision for him to have a rest and appear in Shanghai in top form. Also, if he skips Paris this year, that will leave him an excellent opportunity to pick up more points NEXT year, should he be in need of those.

All-in-all, if he wins Basel, I don't really expect him to show up in Paris AT ALL.Fed's played 8 of the 9 TMS events so far. Like you, I don't expect him in Paris if he locks up #1. Epsecially with Toni's draw from hell. :lol:

It would be nice if Basel was in a different spot in the calendar so he could play Madrid & Paris and still play Basel too. It's quite obvious how much he enjoys playing at home.

Sunset of Age
10-26-2007, 10:20 PM
Fed's played 8 of the 9 TMS events so far. Like you, I don't expect him in Paris if he locks up #1. Epsecially with Toni's draw from hell. :lol:

heheh... I can see those threads coming here on MTF already, "OMG11!!! Hes such a coward running away from a harsh draw!!!" "Hes shittin his pants for a re-match with Nalbandian WFT!" and the like... :lol:

That draw? Ah, I have faith in Roger to get through any draw if he has to, and he's rarely proven me wrong on that. This one wouldn't be an exception. Just wait to see how many of those 'threats' will indeed turn up in Paris... i don't expect Rogi to be the only one to withdraw.

It would be nice if Basel was in a different spot in the calendar so he could play Madrid & Paris and still play Basel too. It's quite obvious how much he enjoys playing at home.

Indeed. He seems to be enjoying playing for his home crowd very much, at least he made a very happy impression to me during his post-match interview, which I was lucky to be able to see this evening. It's a pity he rather not plays three-in-a-row, especially not with Shanghai coming up shortly thereafter.

World Beater
10-26-2007, 10:54 PM
Yes but at least he's crazy in a funny way not like some paranoid/really crazy posters (read Ezekiel) or overly repetitive like some others (read RFK)

oh yes. i meant exactly what you said although eztroll is a funny guy for sure.

if rfk is doing a caricature of a fedfan through fedfan2007, he's doing a very good job

Sunset of Age
10-26-2007, 11:00 PM
if rfk is doing a caricature of a fedfan through fedfan2007, he's doing a very good job

A lot better than with his earlier attempt (Sondraj2006 :retard:), that's for sure.

didadida
10-26-2007, 11:38 PM
well done rogii
so pleased to watch him playing very good and also in a very good mood
it was a good chance to see have laugh around in his home town
about paris i hope he wins basel and withdraw from paris to get some rest before shanghai

Federerhingis
10-27-2007, 12:52 AM
If Fed wins Basel, his #1 race position is secured, so there'd be no real need for him to turn up in Paris. Rather in contrary - I think it would be a much wiser decision for him to have a rest and appear in Shanghai in top form. Also, if he skips Paris this year, that will leave him an excellent opportunity to pick up more points NEXT year, should he be in need of those.

All-in-all, if he wins Basel, I don't really expect him to show up in Paris AT ALL.

Exactly I totally agree, if he wins Basel I highly doubt he will show up in Paris. Especially once he gets the news that he has clinched the year end number one spot for a fourth year. Which he probably is aware of since he is always reminded by the media of all the records and stats he's creating.

It would totally be more important for him to really show up rested and in his best form at the masters cup. ;)

MatchFederer
10-27-2007, 01:29 AM
Yes but at least he's crazy in a funny way not like some paranoid/really crazy posters (read Ezekiel) or overly repetitive like some others (read RFK)

That is because FedFan_2007 is a fine poster. He has a quirky sense of humour and gives and takes abuse happily! :devil:

I said Ezekiel was a fine/good poster too or something the other day, the difference is that I was joking with him where as FedFan is TRULY a fine, fine poster! :dance:

Voo de Mar
10-27-2007, 01:39 AM
I don't know, I think he's had a little drama against them in the Grand Slams, last year's AO springs to mind instantly. ;)

Only 6-2 in the 5th set against Haas at Aussie Open. I'd like to see something like 3-6 4:5 in the best of three or 2-2 in the sets and 4:5 in the 5th :cool:
:devil:

FedFan_2007
10-27-2007, 01:41 AM
I resent this idea that I'm RFK's sockpuppet. If anything, I'm my own sock-puppet, and don't you fuckers forget it!

World Beater
10-27-2007, 01:42 AM
Only 6-2 in the 5th set against Haas at Aussie Open. I'd like to see something like 3-6 4:5 in the best of three or 2-2 in the sets and 4:5 in the 5th :cool:
:devil:

federer was always ahead in that match. up 2 sets.

haas couldnt even break federer for quite a few sets too.

Marek.
10-27-2007, 07:11 AM
I resent this idea that I'm RFK's sockpuppet. If anything, I'm my own sock-puppet, and don't you fuckers forget it!

I believe you two are seperate people now. You joke around a lot while RFK seems to believe everything he says.

*Jean*
10-27-2007, 07:12 AM
Nicolas :bigcry:

FedFan_2007
10-27-2007, 07:23 AM
RFK >>> Genius >>> Spartan >>> Manly

leng jai
10-27-2007, 09:44 AM
federer was always ahead in that match. up 2 sets.

haas couldnt even break federer for quite a few sets too.

That match was pure quality with Federer giving a masterclass in the second set and Haas playing out of his mind to level the match at 2 sets all. Federer was actually in a bit of trouble early in the fifth but the closest Haas got was 2-2 15-30. Haas missed an off forehand at 30-40 by a millimetre in the next game and then it was game over. Haas is still the last player to take Federer to 5 sets in a hard court slam.

World Beater
10-27-2007, 09:55 AM
That match was pure quality with Federer giving a masterclass in the second set and Haas playing out of his mind to level the match at 2 sets all. Federer was actually in a bit of trouble early in the fifth but the closest Haas got was 2-2 15-30. Haas missed an off forehand at 30-40 by a millimetre in the next game and then it was game over. Haas is still the last player to take Federer to 5 sets in a hard court slam.

sure. credit to haas.

wasnt this 2006 ausopen when federer was playing like crap though?

j/k

hopefully haas can stop being an arseclown and make the TMC. The surface does well for his game and his brand of tennis esp when he approaches the net is appealing.

federer and haas have always had nice matches. The problem in their matches though is that haas has a lot of difficulty returning federer's serve. If he could take advantage of fed's second serve and come to net off aggressive returns like he did in the usopen against blake, he has a shot.

leng jai
10-27-2007, 10:17 AM
sure. credit to haas.

wasnt this 2006 ausopen when federer was playing like crap though?

j/k

hopefully haas can stop being an arseclown and make the TMC. The surface does well for his game and his brand of tennis esp when he approaches the net is appealing.

federer and haas have always had nice matches. The problem in their matches though is that haas has a lot of difficulty returning federer's serve. If he could take advantage of fed's second serve and come to net off aggressive returns like he did in the usopen against blake, he has a shot.

Haas' return of serve is always a problem. I can't understand his tactics sometimes especially on the backhand return. He has the ability to attack the ball with topspin on the second serve but most of the time he chooses to do some bullshit slice which puts him on the defensive straight away. He his the backhand return very aggressively against Blake and that pretty much won him the match along with his volleying.

Also agree on the Federer-Haas match up. They're always fun to watch with every shot in the book and while the scores are pretty close it never looks like Federer is going to lose. Haas had a real chance in the Aus Open match and the crowd were going wild when he came back to level at 5 all. He was a bit unlucky in the fifth set but Federer raised his level just before it was too late with a few nice backhand winners even though he had been shanking them throughout the third and fourth sets.

stebs
10-27-2007, 10:22 AM
Very strong win, Federer played a solid as can be match.