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Magus13
10-28-2007, 06:01 PM
Federer aims for big Paris finish after Basle home triumph - Summary
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Basle, Switzerland - Roger Federer heads to his first appearance in four years at the Paris Masters basking in the glow of his home crowd after winning a second straight Swiss Indoors on Sunday. The 12-time Grand Slam winner became the fifth man in history to clinch a fourth career year-end world number one honour after Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Ivan Lendl and Pete Sampras.

Federer took his four all in a row, capping his latest with a 6-3, 6-4 win over longtime friend Jarkko Nieminen in the Basel final.

"I'llbe going to Paris, there's no pulling out now," said the winner, who withdrew from the final event of the ATP regular season a year ago and last played the tournament in 2003.
The top seed put on a command performance at home as he rolled Nieminen for the eighth time without a defeat. It took just 61 minutes minutes to lift his seventh trophy of the season, most on the ATP.

"It's so nice to win in front of the home crowd. The match went a bit quickly, it was gone in an hour.

"That might have been hard for fans who came to see me from far away, but in the end, I expect most of them were hoping for me to win. So hopefully they go home happy.

"The public really helped me, especially at 4-4 in the second when I was able to break Jarkko."

Nieminen, who knocked out a pair of former finalists in Fernando Gonzalez and Marcos Baghdatis, remains pleased with his own effort this turnaround week.

"Roger is the best in the world and it's so tough to beat him," said Nieminen, 1-6 in career finals. "I have still had a great week.

"I tried my best but it was not enough to beat him. Roger is so good when it gets tough.

"I was trying too hard at the start, 0-3 is not the best way to begin. I played better in the second set but it was not enough."

Nieminen also takes confidence to Paris.

"I'm going in strong, it's totally different than how I felt a week ago when I came her from Madrid (first-round loss)."

Federer, who ran his 2007 record to 63-7 on Sunday, heads the field at the elite Masters Cup in Shanghai from November 11.

The last two places in the eight-man field will be decided next week in the French capital.

Adler
10-28-2007, 06:20 PM
Looks like a huge upset is coming right away

FedFan_2007
10-28-2007, 06:24 PM
Yah Roger, finally going to play Bercy! Can't wait for Fed vs Dr. Ivo Part III!

Sunset of Age
10-28-2007, 06:57 PM
Looks like a huge upset is coming right away

Can't wait to see GM go all bonkers because of a Fed Tank Job. :angel:

Blue Heart24
10-28-2007, 07:00 PM
Doctor Ivo will beat him if he gets past Verdasco first :rocker2:

ASP0315
10-28-2007, 08:17 PM
ivo should be able to beat him in case karlovic defeats verdasco.

ASP0315
10-28-2007, 08:40 PM
Can't wait to see GM go all bonkers because of a Fed Tank Job. :angel:

excuses excuses excuses. :p
I believe there is a thread of fedtard excuse book. i would even bother reading that crap. :lol:

i assume gamblers will have big payday next week. Bilbo, dylan,Jaap will have a busy week.

Tabledott
10-28-2007, 08:45 PM
No way dr.Ivo beat him :)

Or Levy
10-28-2007, 09:30 PM
I would feel loads better about Roger playing Paris if he didn't have to gear up mentally for a meeting with Dr. Ivo AGAIN. This is just not a player you need to be playing less than a week apart.

Magus13
10-28-2007, 10:00 PM
Fed fans need to stop bitching. He's there to win. Fed is still the favorite and I am confident he'll do fine. Let Ivo worry about Fed. Fed gets more points off Karlovics serve than Karlovics gets off Feds. Haveing played Ivo in Basel will help Fed read his serve.

nobama
10-28-2007, 10:14 PM
I would feel loads better about Roger playing Paris if he didn't have to gear up mentally for a meeting with Dr. Ivo AGAIN. This is just not a player you need to be playing less than a week apart.Um, Ivo hasn't won his 1st round match yet.

nobama
10-28-2007, 10:15 PM
Can't wait to see GM go all bonkers because of a Fed Tank Job. :angel:Quite honestly if he's going there to tank then I'd rather he not show up. To me there's no difference between not showing up and showing up but not really trying.

Sunset of Age
10-28-2007, 10:21 PM
Quite honestly if he's going there to tank then I'd rather he not show up. To me there's no difference between not showing up and showing up but not really trying.

Don't worry, I was just kidding - I very much believe that IF Roger shows up, he'll do everything to win the dratted thing. And as it now looks like that he'll indeed do so, I just hope he'll have some energy left in the tank for Shanghai.

Magus13
10-28-2007, 10:21 PM
What makes everyone think he is not gonna try. Maybe the fact that he has nothing to loose and is feeling relax will actually help his play. One of the reasons I'm a fan of Fed is that I believe he always puts out his best effort. I predict a good run this week.

nobama
10-28-2007, 11:00 PM
So now we know why Fed is showing up in Paris.....to collect his $1.5M bonus. :lol:

http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/2007news/federer_race07.asp
Swiss in line for $1.5m payout from ATP Masters Series Bonus Pool

Basel, Switzerland – Roger Federer clinched the year-end No. 1 ranking for the fourth consecutive year after defending his hometown title at the Davidoff Swiss Indoors Basel title on Sunday. He is the fourth player to finish No. 1 in the South African Airways ATP Rankings for at least four consecutive years, joining Pete Sampras (6), Jimmy Connors (5) and John McEnroe (4). Ivan Lendl also finished No. 1 four times but in five years.

As well as securing the end of season No. 1 slot, Federer is also in line to secure a $1.5m payout from the ATP Masters Series Bonus Pool. The $3 million ATP Masters Series Bonus Pool pays $1.5m, $750,000, $500,000 and $250,000 respectively to the world's top four players in the year-end ATP Race standings (released after Tennis Masters Cup) provided they have played eight of the season's nine ATP Masters Series tournaments, including Madrid and Paris.

Kitty de Sade
10-28-2007, 11:03 PM
So now we know why Fed is showing up in Paris.....to collect his $1.5M bonus. :lol:

As well as securing the end of season No. 1 slot, Federer is also in line to secure a $1.5m payout from the ATP Masters Series Bonus Pool. The $3 million ATP Masters Series Bonus Pool pays $1.5m, $750,000, $500,000 and $250,000 respectively to the world's top four players in the year-end ATP Race standings (released after Tennis Masters Cup) provided they have played eight of the season's nine ATP Masters Series tournaments, including Madrid and Paris.

:lol: :yeah:

Thanks for finding the info. Smart/financially resourceful one, this Federer. ;)

Sunset of Age
10-28-2007, 11:22 PM
Haha, good reason to show up indeed, Feds!

Buy a new Mercedes with that... or a new cow. ;)

scoobs
10-28-2007, 11:23 PM
:lol: :yeah:

Thanks for finding the info. Smart/financially resourceful one, this Federer. ;)
Well he *is* Swiss - teaching them to look after the money is like teaching grandma to suck eggs :angel:

Johnny Groove
10-28-2007, 11:25 PM
As if Federer needed more money :rolleyes:

Greedy fucker :rolleyes:

nobama
10-28-2007, 11:37 PM
As if Federer needed more money :rolleyes:

Greedy fucker :rolleyes:Poor Nadal, only walks away with $750K. :sad:

World Beater
10-28-2007, 11:37 PM
So now we know why Fed is showing up in Paris.....to collect his $1.5M bonus. :lol:

http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/2007news/federer_race07.asp
Swiss in line for $1.5m payout from ATP Masters Series Bonus Pool

Basel, Switzerland – Roger Federer clinched the year-end No. 1 ranking for the fourth consecutive year after defending his hometown title at the Davidoff Swiss Indoors Basel title on Sunday. He is the fourth player to finish No. 1 in the South African Airways ATP Rankings for at least four consecutive years, joining Pete Sampras (6), Jimmy Connors (5) and John McEnroe (4). Ivan Lendl also finished No. 1 four times but in five years.

As well as securing the end of season No. 1 slot, Federer is also in line to secure a $1.5m payout from the ATP Masters Series Bonus Pool. The $3 million ATP Masters Series Bonus Pool pays $1.5m, $750,000, $500,000 and $250,000 respectively to the world's top four players in the year-end ATP Race standings (released after Tennis Masters Cup) provided they have played eight of the season's nine ATP Masters Series tournaments, including Madrid and Paris.

:eek:

World Beater
10-28-2007, 11:38 PM
As if Federer needed more money :rolleyes:

Greedy fucker :rolleyes:

:lol:

Sunset of Age
10-28-2007, 11:39 PM
As if Federer needed more money :rolleyes:

Greedy fucker :rolleyes:

Poor Nadal, only walks away with $750K. :sad:

I'm sure both of them will give it all to charity... :p

Allure
10-28-2007, 11:42 PM
As if Federer needed more money :rolleyes:

Greedy fucker :rolleyes:

Nadal shows up to collect the money too. Greedy asshole. :rolleyes:

Whistleway
10-28-2007, 11:43 PM
Ahh.. ATP is $hit. When was this announced?

Sunset of Age
10-28-2007, 11:43 PM
Nadals shows up to collect the money too. Greedy asshole. :rolleyes:

Nah, Raf shows up because he needs the points to keep Djoko off his back. :D

NB: kidding.

hra87
10-28-2007, 11:44 PM
Nadals shows up to collect the money too. Greedy asshole. :rolleyes:

Nadal also has almost 2 weeks off before his first match and is greedy for points.

Who cares though, he'll show up, tank his first match, good way to get a million and a half.

bad gambler
10-28-2007, 11:46 PM
Ahh.. ATP is $hit. When was this announced?

I think this was announced a while ago to stop a repeat of last year's farce in Paris

scoobs
10-28-2007, 11:49 PM
As if Federer needed more money :rolleyes:

Greedy fucker :rolleyes:
Yeah no because Rafa did the turbo tennis thing yesterday for the love of the sport...

Johnny Groove
10-28-2007, 11:54 PM
I think this was announced a while ago to stop a repeat of last year's farce in Paris

Good idea too. They should pay off the players and bait them with money so they whore out for the tourney, instead of fixing the real problem

scoobs
10-28-2007, 11:56 PM
Good idea too. They should pay off the players and bait them with money so they whore out for the tourney, instead of fixing the real problem
Ding ding ding ding ding!

One more correct answer and you win the toaster oven :yeah:

Kitty de Sade
10-28-2007, 11:57 PM
As if Federer needed more money :rolleyes:

Greedy fucker :rolleyes:

:awww: :hug:

Can't blame the guy for financing a cushy lifestyle whenever possible. Who wouldn't in his position? I know I would. :devil:

I'm sure both of them will give it all to charity... :p

Exactly what I was thinking....:haha: :p

Yeah no because Rafa did the turbo tennis thing yesterday for the love of the sport...

When we are allowed to rep freely, I'll be happy. :lol: :yeah:

Corey Feldman
10-28-2007, 11:57 PM
Wow, didnt know about these bonus things..

it was done in the old days - 90's, and Sampras, Kafelnikov used to make a killing.

bad gambler
10-28-2007, 11:58 PM
Good idea too. They should pay off the players and bait them with money so they whore out for the tourney, instead of fixing the real problem

At a minimum the sponsors of the Masters events would want an appearance from the best players at each event for promotional purposes. This is incentive enough for them to turn up. BNP would be ecstatic Federer will be turning up this week.

But yes it doesn't really fix the problem which is more around the scheduling of the events.

Johnny Groove
10-29-2007, 12:04 AM
Yeah no because Rafa did the turbo tennis thing yesterday for the love of the sport...

That and because Moya was there

Ding ding ding ding ding!

One more correct answer and you win the toaster oven :yeah:

Can i have a doctor's visit instead?

l_mac
10-29-2007, 12:05 AM
Yeah no because Rafa did the turbo tennis thing yesterday for the love of the sport...


OMG, he did it for the love of Carlos (and lesserly, Pics) I bet he waived his appearance fee.

http://www.postimage.org/aV1eBl89-6373be64bd608ad7359500e8701152d8.bmp

:inlove:

scoobs
10-29-2007, 12:08 AM
OMG, he did it for the love of Carlos (and lesserly, Pics) I bet he waived his appearance fee.

http://www.postimage.org/aV1eBl89-6373be64bd608ad7359500e8701152d8.bmp

:inlove:
And my name is Tomas Berdych.


Ssssssssssshhhhhhhhhhhh..............

R.Federer
10-29-2007, 12:11 AM
Great find, Mirkaland.

Now we'll see if this scheme will be continued for another year, based on who arrives, gets cash, "tanks out" and leaves. Eats shoots and leaves, :haha:

R.Federer
10-29-2007, 12:13 AM
As if Federer needed more money :rolleyes:

Greedy fucker :rolleyes:
Who is to say he collects US$1.5m? It could be the quarter mill. Nothing is set in stone yet

Corey Feldman
10-29-2007, 12:21 AM
the bonus cash counts as prize money as well, i believe... so he will break his own record from last year - and if he wins Shanghai he could make around $3m from that one week and pass $10m for a season barrier.

records galore.

at this rate he'll pass Sampras in everything in 08.

Whistleway
10-29-2007, 12:31 AM
Who is to say he collects US$1.5m? It could be the quarter mill. Nothing is set in stone yet

Did you read it? He's already year end number one and has played all eight master series. All he has to do is show up for Paris and tank his match and a cool 1.5MM is in the pockets.

Whistleway
10-29-2007, 12:33 AM
the bonus cash counts as prize money as well, i believe... so he will break his own record from last year - and if he wins Shanghai he could make around $3m from that one week and pass $10m for a season barrier.

records galore.

at this rate he'll pass Sampras in everything in 08.

Yup. He's just ~7MM from breaking Sampras career earnings record.

tangerine_dream
10-29-2007, 12:40 AM
Wow. And here I thought only greedy Americans like Agassi were interested in the all-mighty dollar.

Corey Feldman
10-29-2007, 12:49 AM
I guess if he goes deep we know he's here for the 'proper' reasons, if he tanks out then he's not :devil: but potentially Karlovic in RND1 indoors is a match he could lose no matter what, so who knows if you could prove thats a tank.

Wow. And here I thought only greedy Americans like Agassi were interested in the all-mighty dollar.yep, makes me think of when the LA tournament had a touching moment last year giving Agassi that watch and all he could say was "another one for ebay"

that is money mad :sad:

Allure
10-29-2007, 01:31 AM
I guess if he goes deep we know he's here for the 'proper' reasons, if he tanks out then he's not :devil: but potentially Karlovic in RND1 indoors is a match he could lose no matter what, so who knows if you could prove thats a tank.

yep, makes me think of when the LA tournament had a touching moment last year giving Agassi that watch and all he could say was "another one for ebay"

that is money mad :sad:

One can never have enough money. ;)

dragons112
10-29-2007, 03:15 AM
I would feel loads better about Roger playing Paris if he didn't have to gear up mentally for a meeting with Dr. Ivo AGAIN. This is just not a player you need to be playing less than a week apart.


Stress less, roger will beat him

R.Federer
10-29-2007, 03:27 AM
Did you read it? He's already year end number one and has played all eight master series. All he has to do is show up for Paris and tank his match and a cool 1.5MM is in the pockets.

Oh I misread it, sorry. I thought it was for the 8 TMS + TMC champ or something

Good grief, they're throwing it away now. It is just a Bit Too Much coincidence that Federer shows up the first year that they give away these gift bags.

Corey Feldman
10-29-2007, 03:44 AM
Oh I misread it, sorry. I thought it was for the 8 TMS + TMC champ or somethingslow slow slow.

R.Federer
10-29-2007, 03:47 AM
slow slow slow.

Just doing my djerkovic impression ya know. ...

Magus13
10-29-2007, 01:23 PM
First off Fed really doesn't need the money. If you remember he pulled out of Japan and they pay him a ton of appearance money. I think he would have pulled out if he was tired. He has played the least amount of tournaments this year as compared to most players, his style allows him to be out on court half the time of most players and he is not injured. He also gets a week off before Shanghai. For him to play Paris makes sense as the points wil help him for next year and with the Olympics, he might be more burnt out next year.

All the top players have issues.
2 Nadal has faded in the second half, is banged up and being pushed by Joke.
3 Joke has stated he is exhausted, chasing Nadal
4 Davydenko is in a world of shit right now with all the match fixing stuff
5 Roddick injured and afraid of Europe as always.
6 Ferer playing poorly since the US Open
7 Murray must win to have shot at Masters
8 Everyone else is playing with added pressure to make Shanghai

Federer clinched #1, going to Shanghai, healthy, relaxed will do very well this week.

Lastly, when is the last time Federer actually tanked.

hra87
10-29-2007, 01:53 PM
^Cincinatti almost every year, including his failed attempts this year.

silverwhite
10-29-2007, 03:35 PM
As if Federer needed more money :rolleyes:

Greedy fucker :rolleyes:

I'm sure that in his position, you'd turn down $1.5 million. :lol:

R.Federer
10-29-2007, 04:04 PM
Wow. And here I thought only greedy Americans like Agassi were interested in the all-mighty dollar.

All-mighty dollar :haha:

Someone has not been paying any attention to the FX markets. :lol:

R.Federer
10-29-2007, 04:07 PM
As if Federer needed more money :rolleyes:

Greedy fucker :rolleyes:
Hah, and why is Nadal showing up? Is it for charity? Nope.... He wants his 750K, unless Djerky beats him to it

FedFan_2007
10-29-2007, 04:19 PM
Nadal needs more $$$$ to buy his bananas.

FedFan_2007
10-29-2007, 04:20 PM
Nadal needs more $$$$ to buy his bananas.