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Roger vs Pete-NetJets Showdown March 10, '08

fedsfan1
03-08-2008, 10:59 AM
Hi Roger fans :wavey:

I will be going to the exo Monday nite & was just wondering if anyone else from this forum will be going.
I will be meeting other Roger fans on the US post office steps on 8th Avenue behind MSG. I any of you would like to join us, we would love to meet you.
We are going to meet around 4-4:30pm since the doors open at 6pm.

I will try to post something after I get home but it will be late --I will do my best.

I know alot of you dislike the fact that Roger is involved in this so-called *match* but I believe its good for tennis . Plus, after the recent news of Roger having mono, it really doesn't sit well with a lot of fans. But it is happening all the same & I will cheer for Roger for all of you, because I know you all care for him & only want the best for him , both career wise & health wise.

cheers & GO ROGER

Laura :cool:

Rogiman
03-08-2008, 12:44 PM
I hope that match gets cancelled.

Time for Roger to play against real tennis players.

juninhOH
03-08-2008, 02:21 PM
this match is good as will give him practise, no matter what.

SUKTUEN
03-08-2008, 02:53 PM
it is in 8:00am in HK time~~
I am working~~~= ='''

lunahielo
03-09-2008, 12:27 AM
Hi Roger fans :wavey:

I will be going to the exo Monday nite & was just wondering if anyone else from this forum will be going.
I will be meeting other Roger fans on the US post office steps on 8th Avenue behind MSG. I any of you would like to join us, we would love to meet you.
We are going to meet around 4-4:30pm since the doors open at 6pm.

Oh, Laura, have lots of fun! If I were in NYC I would certainly join you. I think it will be neat.

It would be great if you could post something. I will be watching it on TV.
Sure hope Roger feels good again and brings his ninja form to the Garden!!

I think things like this are great for tennis~~~just great.

Please cheer for me and have a terrific time! :)

Do you know if it is 2, or 3 sets??

Luna:wavey:

soraya
03-09-2008, 04:41 AM
Have fun and enjoy it. I removed TC from my program package so I will not be able to watch it.

SUKTUEN
03-09-2008, 11:10 AM
may be I can watch some highlight in youtube~

fedsfan1
03-09-2008, 11:15 AM
HI Luna , soraya, juni , suktuen & even Rogiman :) :wavey:

Thanks for the kind words. :)

I will do my best to bring your good wishes with me for Roger.
I wish I knew of more fans attending but not many fans in the NY area.

Like I said I will try to post when I get home.

soraya--I think there is a livestream. I'll see if I can find the link for you.

GO ROGER

cheers
laura :cool:

bokehlicious
03-09-2008, 11:17 AM
Have a nice time Laura :hug:

A Swiss friend of mine (Fed fan) will be there too, He flew to NYC yesterday and will stay the whole week there... Can't wait for his pics :)

fedsfan1
03-09-2008, 11:20 AM
Thanks P.Antonius.

Tell your friend to meet us. On the steps of the post office behind Madison Square Garden. I always like to meet *real* swiss fans!!!

Here is the article re: the live stream


Federer-Sampras match to be offered by USTA
USTA.Com To offer FREE live streaming OF FEDERER vs. Sampras

Netjets showdown ON March 10 AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

Live Coverage of Sold-Out Match Made Available to Worldwide Audien

The USTA today announced that it will provide free live streaming video of the NetJets Showdown between Roger Federer and Pete Sampras on USTA.com. The sold-out event will take place at New York’s Madison Square Garden on Monday, March 10 and the live streaming will begin at 8:00 p.m. ET.

USTA.com, in partnership with TVUNetworks -- an online company that works to make news and sports from around the world accessible through a broadband internet connection -- will stream the Tennis Channel feed from Madison Square Garden live. Fans worldwide will have access to the streaming video on USTA.com free of charge. John McEnroe and Ted Robinson will be the lead announcers, with Justin Gimelstob conducting courtside interviews.

Following the live webcast, the full match will remain available on-demand on USTA.com for seven days. In addition, USTA.com will produce a highlights package to allow fans to view the key points of the match.

Federer and Sampras, considered the two best men’s tennis players of all-time, will face-off in front of 19,000 plus fans on March 10. While actively playing on the men’s professional tour, their paths crossed only once, at Wimbledon in 2001. This will represent Federer’s debut at Madison Square Garden and will only be the second time Sampras has played in The World’s Most Famous Arena.

The NetJets Showdown is a StarGames production in association with eight-time Grand Slam champion Ivan Lendl and Madison Square Garden. The USTA is a promotional partner of the event. The match will air live nationally on Tennis Channel and in the New York metro area on MSG Plus (formerly FOX Sports Net New York). The video will also be streamed live on TVUNetworks.com and MSG.com.

www.tennisnews.com

SUKTUEN
03-09-2008, 11:22 AM
HI Luna , soraya, juni , suktuen & even Rogiman :) :wavey:

Thanks for the kind words. :)

I will do my best to bring your good wishes with me for Roger.
I wish I knew of more fans attending but not many fans in the NY area.

Like I said I will try to post when I get home.

soraya--I think there is a livestream. I'll see if I can find the link for you.

GO ROGER

cheers
laura :cool:




have a good time my friend!!
watch Roger play in Live is a wonderful thing!:D:D

bokehlicious
03-09-2008, 11:24 AM
I'll try to call him to tell to meet you, I'm sure he'd be his pleasure to meet "real" American Roger fans ;) His name is Raphael, if you meet someone introducing himself with this name you'll know it's him ;)

fedsfan1
03-09-2008, 11:35 AM
I'll try to call him to tell to meet you, I'm sure he'd be his pleasure to meet "real" American Roger fans ;) His name is Raphael, if you meet someone introducing himself with this name you'll know it's him ;)

Raphael??? ;) & he's a Roger fan....smart guy!!!! He didn't let his own name influence him ;)

Tell him we will meet on the steps around 4 pm. I will have my Swiss flag out...tell him to look for it.

The link:
http://www.usta.com/home/default.sps

fedsfan1
03-09-2008, 11:41 AM
have a good time my friend!!
watch Roger play in Live is a wonderful thing!:D:D

Thanks Suktuen :)

Seeing Roger is always a wonderful thing :)

soraya---i think it will be a 3 set match .

P.Antonius---check you pm's.

SUKTUEN
03-09-2008, 03:42 PM
Thanks Suktuen :)

Seeing Roger is always a wonderful thing :)


Yes, I also hope I can see Roger in Beijing and Shanghai this year~:D

fedsfan1
03-10-2008, 12:47 AM
Yes, I also hope I can see Roger in Beijing and Shanghai this year~:D


That would be awesome....I hope you get to go & see Roger, too.
I am also going to Miami this month . I can't wait. :)

cheers
laura :cool:

SUKTUEN
03-10-2008, 01:37 AM
That would be awesome....I hope you get to go & see Roger, too.
I am also going to Miami this month . I can't wait. :)
laura :cool:


Oh ~~I am so admire that~~:D

Please post some pic in here ~~~:worship:

graciewx
03-10-2008, 02:02 AM
Have fun! I will be watching live stream on usta.com

fedsfan1
03-10-2008, 02:40 AM
Oh ~~I am so admire that~~:D

Please post some pic in here ~~~:worship:

I will...no worries. :):)

NYCtennisfan
03-10-2008, 03:43 AM
I'm going to be in San Francisco tomorrow. Hope everyone enjoys themselves!

JediFed
03-10-2008, 05:57 AM
What, NYCTennisfan isn't going to be there?

For shame. :angel:

I hope all of you enjoy the exho, it should be fun for both Roger and Pete.

SUKTUEN
03-10-2008, 02:35 PM
I will...no worries. :):)

thankyou so much!!!:worship::worship:

~Jesi~
03-10-2008, 04:56 PM
This will be a great match :) I hope Roger feels 100%

lunahielo
03-10-2008, 05:54 PM
GO ROGER!!!

Eden
03-10-2008, 06:11 PM
Some pictures, thanks to Krist from RF.com for posting them :)

http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/NYCR106031013_1024x768.jpg

http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/NYCR105031013_1024x768.jpg

http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/NYCR102031013_1024x768.jpg

http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/NYCR103031013_1024x768.jpg

http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/NYCR104031013_1024x768.jpg

Rogieva
03-10-2008, 08:01 PM
good luck roger tonight!!! it will be too late for me to see him :sad: :sad:

lunahielo
03-10-2008, 09:12 PM
Thank you for the pics, Laura :hug:
I hope they have fun playing~~(and Roger wins, of course) ;)

mangoes
03-10-2008, 11:38 PM
Anyone watching??

I say this every time I watch John McEnroe............what an arse!!! Urgh!! He just basically dismissed Roger having Mono...

Federerhingis
03-11-2008, 12:41 AM
I see Federer is letting the hair grow. Do you think he'l go back to the pony tail style?

lunahielo
03-11-2008, 01:15 AM
Keep it up, Roger!
Glad to see the black outfit and the longer hair. (Yes, I am shallow)

John Mc. is pathetic. :(
All he wants to do is talk about himself..

Enjoying watch Roger again!!!!!

Cantona
03-11-2008, 01:18 AM
What's the score?

Xristos
03-11-2008, 01:47 AM
Who won?

easydoesit
03-11-2008, 01:59 AM
Some live blogging here http://www.downthelinetennis.com/

According to the blog Federer won the 1st set. Pete won the second set in a tie break. We're going to third. Mirka, Fed's parents, Tiger Wood & Wife have been spotted in the stands.:)

soraya
03-11-2008, 02:01 AM
these commentators cannot be serious.

alboX
03-11-2008, 02:03 AM
Federer 6-3 6-7 2-0*

easydoesit
03-11-2008, 02:08 AM
Does anyone know how many sets they are plays? Best out of 5?

Some pics

http://img229.imagevenue.com/loc77/th_01206_rs1_122_77lo.jpg (http://img229.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=01206_rs1_122_77lo.jpg)http://img145.imagevenue.com/loc653/th_01212_rs2_122_653lo.jpg (http://img145.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=01212_rs2_122_653lo.jpg)http://img153.imagevenue.com/loc824/th_01217_rs3_122_824lo.jpg (http://img153.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=01217_rs3_122_824lo.jpg)http://img204.imagevenue.com/loc587/th_01221_rs4_122_587lo.jpg (http://img204.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=01221_rs4_122_587lo.jpg)
http://img232.imagevenue.com/loc364/th_01222_rs5_122_364lo.jpg (http://img232.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=01222_rs5_122_364lo.jpg)http://img14.imagevenue.com/loc1086/th_01225_rs6_122_1086lo.jpg (http://img14.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=01225_rs6_122_1086lo.jpg)http://img144.imagevenue.com/loc705/th_01230_rs7_122_705lo.jpg (http://img144.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=01230_rs7_122_705lo.jpg)http://img185.imagevenue.com/loc174/th_01234_rs8_122_174lo.jpg (http://img185.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=01234_rs8_122_174lo.jpg)http://img120.imagevenue.com/loc912/th_01239_rs9_122_912lo.jpg (http://img120.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=01239_rs9_122_912lo.jpg)

RogerFan82
03-11-2008, 02:48 AM
Fed wins. Fed's 1st serve was around the 100 mile range. He was clearly taking it easy.

Good match practice for Fed.

easydoesit
03-11-2008, 02:50 AM
I wish I could have seen it but I'm sure it will probably be on youtube soon.

lunahielo
03-11-2008, 03:07 AM
Roger won and best of all, he seemed to have a really good time!

He was down 5-3 in the 3rd. set...turned it around and went to a tie-breaker and then took it all~~~~~~~~~~~

He was smiling and laughing and moving well.........
I really enjoyed the match! :)

SUKTUEN
03-11-2008, 04:46 AM
Congrat Roger!!:bounce::bounce::bounce:

Roger looks great!!!!:hearts::hearts:

didadida
03-11-2008, 04:56 AM
i hope there will be no more sttupid exo

ExpectedWinner
03-11-2008, 05:01 AM
i hope there will be no more sttupid exo

All future exhibitions should be moved to Feb, 29. :devil:

Rommella
03-11-2008, 05:16 AM
Went through two live blogs but I enjoyed more the entries on the pre-exho presser, especially the following from Pete (re Djokovic): “He's the guy with personality, who does impressions,” Sampras interjected. “If you call that personality.”:lol:

Doesn't Pete know that Djokovic idolizes him and has been trying to get himself invited to Pete's for training pre-IW?

anon57
03-11-2008, 08:19 AM
Well, hope Roger had fun playing Sampras, and ofcourse that this is the last exhibition he plays against Sampras for a long time. Although I think I saw mention of another one in London :rolleyes:.
:lol: at the Sampras quote about Djokovic

mangoes
03-11-2008, 01:31 PM
Went through two live blogs but I enjoyed more the entries on the pre-exho presser, especially the following from Pete (re Djokovic): “He's the guy with personality, who does impressions,” Sampras interjected. “If you call that personality.”:lol:

Doesn't Pete know that Djokovic idolizes him and has been trying to get himself invited to Pete's for training pre-IW?

I think Pete is aware that Djokovic is trying to use him to improve his profile in the US....

mangoes
03-11-2008, 01:33 PM
Roger won and best of all, he seemed to have a really good time!

He was down 5-3 in the 3rd. set...turned it around and went to a tie-breaker and then took it all~~~~~~~~~~~

He was smiling and laughing and moving well.........
I really enjoyed the match! :)

I enjoyed it too. Personally, I got the feeling that the scoreline was scripted........but who cares:shrug: The point was to entertain. I thought they could have invited two other players...

rofe
03-11-2008, 03:09 PM
Why does Roger want to play against Pete again this year? Is he greedy or has he been hoodwinked into thinking that it is for the good of the sport? Or has IMG persuaded him to play in order to "enhance" his image?

Roland9
03-11-2008, 03:16 PM
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Federer+sampras+madison+squar e&search_type=

You can see some action here. :)

SUKTUEN
03-11-2008, 04:05 PM
I want to buy this match DVD~~

RogiFan88
03-11-2008, 05:10 PM
Keep it up, Roger!
Glad to see the black outfit and the longer hair. (Yes, I am shallow)

John Mc. is pathetic. :(
All he wants to do is talk about himself..

Enjoying watch Roger again!!!!!


You said it... does he ever actually WATCH the match that he commentates at the time?? Always going off on weird tangents... :p

SUKTUEN
03-12-2008, 06:42 AM
Roger looks so great in the court, he love tennis so much!

Rog1
03-12-2008, 11:10 AM
Why does Roger want to play against Pete again this year? Is he greedy or has he been hoodwinked into thinking that it is for the good of the sport? Or has IMG persuaded him to play in order to "enhance" his image?

Good question Rofe. I'm sure Pete has enjoyed these match-ups too? It's more money for him also, right!

Linda (Luton-UK)

fedsfan1
03-12-2008, 03:28 PM
Hi fans :wavey:

I just wanted to tell you how it was at the exo.

IT WAS GREAT!!! I had such a fun nite.....:D:):D Anytime I can see Roger play live is great.

I have to say that Roger seemed back to himself. From what I can tell, his movement was better , not so sluggish , like we saw in Dubai & AO & his color was much better. He didn't seem to sweat at all but this was only exo so I doubt he gave 100% but from what I saw from both players, they both wanted to win.

The crowd was so pro-Sampras...it was sickening :mad: . I never really liked PS but after all the kind words he has had for Rogi, I am changing my tune. Just glad he is retired & Roger NEVER has to play him in a real match. :p

I was hanging out with some rf.comer's & even met my first mtf'er. Very cool girl...screen name onewoman. I also had a brief chat w/ Lynette Federer. Told her all the fans hope Roger is feeling better. She said she would pass on the kind words (Poppa fed waved to me , too....I had met him at the USO this past year...what a sweet man--like father, like son :)

I did take some pictures but the lighting was crap & too many people standing up & my seat was at a bad angle. But I will post what I have as soon as I can.

I was sitting right near The Donald...have to say that the man has the Scariest Hair I have ever seen....:eek:LMAO

cheers mates & GO ROGER
laura

SUKTUEN
03-13-2008, 02:58 AM
laura you have a great time right~?
Hope lucky are you~~do you take pic of Roger?

soraya
03-13-2008, 04:17 AM
thanks Laura for reporting back, It sounds you had a fantastic evening. LOL at the D's hair.

fedsfan1
03-13-2008, 05:18 PM
I tried to post my pics last night but it failed . I will have to resize them first.....GRRRRRRR.

If you go to rf.com they are posted in the Exo thread.
But I will re-post them here...just give me time....ok :)

cheers
laura:)

Federerhingis
03-13-2008, 11:47 PM
I tried to post my pics last night but it failed . I will have to resize them first.....GRRRRRRR.

If you go to rf.com they are posted in the Exo thread.
But I will re-post them here...just give me time....ok :)

cheers
laura:)

Thanks dear. Wow that sounds like a wonderful time you had there. :D

I hope to see you at this years US OPEN. :hug:

howdie,
Luis