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NYCtennisfan
03-23-2008, 03:14 AM
At this point, a single match win would be good.

rofe
03-23-2008, 03:20 AM
Noooooo! I had the title all set in my mind. :sad:

rofe
03-23-2008, 03:21 AM
Fed will win more than a match - I guarantee it.

World Beater
03-23-2008, 03:31 AM
:scared:

yanchr
03-23-2008, 03:41 AM
I didn't think I would step in this thread just yet, but I still did. Part of me still have this little hope...I want to take positive things out of this one, win or lose...

NYCtennisfan
03-23-2008, 03:50 AM
Fed will win more than a match - I guarantee it.

I think he will a well. :)

NYCtennisfan
03-23-2008, 03:50 AM
Noooooo! I had the title all set in my mind. :sad:

I can change the title if you like. :)

rofe
03-23-2008, 04:01 AM
I can change the title if you like. :)

"Clinging to #1 - Miami 2008" :p

NYCtennisfan
03-23-2008, 04:46 AM
^HAHA. He's safe at #1 for a while now, but he's definitely clinging on...

Daniel
03-23-2008, 08:12 AM
Good luck Roger :worship:
Win the title :o :bounce: :kiss: :bigclap:

Or Levy
03-23-2008, 09:03 AM
He'll definitly win more than one match. I'm not sure what happened yesterday, but he won't start Miami like that.

SUKTUEN
03-23-2008, 09:43 AM
Good Luck Roger!

GOD Bless you!:worship:

Xristos
03-23-2008, 10:07 AM
Hopefully getting rid of that horrid blue bluw will bring Fed some luck.

raven gypsy
03-23-2008, 10:33 AM
Hopefully getting rid of that horrid blue bluw will bring Fed some luck.


Cause that works every time ;)
BTW, doesn't the tournament go through 4/6?

^Sue^
03-23-2008, 11:00 AM
He must win this tournament in order to establish his status as the World No.1..... I mean a World No.1 should always win a tournament, no only to defend his ranking, no meaning for someone to defend a ranking as he wins nothing at all......

Xristos
03-23-2008, 11:41 AM
Cause that works every time ;)
BTW, doesn't the tournament go through 4/6?

Well his current shirt has been nothing short of a disaster..

Rogieva
03-23-2008, 12:13 PM
Beating Federer doesn't have the same prestigiousness as it did 2 years ago. I hope his drive on court can change here in Miami.

I wish him the best of luck, I don't know what will happen, that's the best thing in Tennis.

anon57
03-23-2008, 12:55 PM
Moving on, Hope he does well in Miami

raven gypsy
03-23-2008, 02:30 PM
From Lillian at vb.com
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http://www.sonyericssonopen.com


Main Draw will be made Monday, March 24, 2:20 PM, location - TBA http://www.atptennis.com/1/posting/2008/403/mds.pdf
http://www.sonyericssonopen.com/draws/2008/msdraw.pdf
collapsible draw -- http://www.sonyericssonopen.com/draws/2008/msr1s1.html

lsy
03-23-2008, 02:50 PM
I'll patiently wait for him to be back.

It's only fair we got to "suffer" a bit after the ride of title after title past 4 yrs.


"Clinging to #1 - Miami 2008"

:lol:

It's probably better if he doesn't focus too much on that anymore this year.

SUKTUEN
03-23-2008, 03:29 PM
Why he be that ? Because the sick?
I don't understand~~

didadida
03-23-2008, 03:48 PM
good luck roger
hope he will be fit in miami
i miss my old roger

fedsfan1
03-23-2008, 04:10 PM
yes , its definately the shirt ;) ;)

he should play shirtless from now on.
I, for one, wouldn't mind at all.

& he not allowed to challenge...He sucks at it. :p ;)

SUKTUEN
03-23-2008, 04:12 PM
Mirka please sit in the play box this time!!
Thankyou~~~ > 0 <

raven gypsy
03-23-2008, 08:02 PM
Defending Wimbledon Champion, Venus Williams and World No. 1 Roger Federer will make their 2008 Sony Ericsson Open debuts under the lights on Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March 29, respectively

From the official site, Rog to start Sat night.

FedFan_2007
03-23-2008, 09:00 PM
I miss the old "invincible" Roger. The one that had the aura.

Xristos
03-24-2008, 02:16 AM
I miss the old "invincible" Roger. The one that had the aura.

So do I..

Sunset of Age
03-24-2008, 02:24 AM
I miss the old "invincible" Roger. The one that had the aura.

So do I..

You guys only support a player when he wins? :rolleyes:

nobama
03-24-2008, 02:37 AM
You guys only support a player when he wins? :rolleyes:Yep. Tis true.

FedFan_2007
03-24-2008, 02:46 AM
No I'm with Roger through thick and thin, but I *Pine* for the glory days! Heck, even 2007 TMC was peak Fed.

Buzza: from 2003 TMC to 2007 Dubai he won 36/52 events. I'll miss those days. He's won only 7/17 events since then.

2007(through Indian Wells): 14-2(AO, Dubai)
2008(through Indian Wells): 8-3, no titles

SUKTUEN
03-24-2008, 05:22 AM
I support Roger all the way~~~~~

JediFed
03-24-2008, 07:32 AM
Yes I miss those days as well.

I hope he storms Miami, wouldn't that be fun? :D

mangoes
03-24-2008, 07:24 PM
Draw is out

http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=http://www.atptennis.com/1/posting/2008/403/mds.pdf



I guess we should prepare for a possible second round exit if Isner decides to bomb ace after ace:shrug:

rofe
03-24-2008, 07:28 PM
Draw is out

http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=http://www.atptennis.com/1/posting/2008/403/mds.pdf



I guess we should prepare for a possible second round exit if Isner decides to bomb ace after ace:shrug:

Yup but Isner is still a bit green so I am hopeful.

Rogieva
03-24-2008, 07:31 PM
Okay, here is what it looks like for the first few rounds

1R: BYE
2R: Isner
3R: Wawrinka/Soderling
4R: Hewitt/Robredo
QF: Roddick/Tsonga
SF: Murray/Davekdenko/Ferrer
F: Djokovic/Nadal/Nalbandian

SUKTUEN
03-24-2008, 07:39 PM
Go Roger!!

the draw is so fars so good~~:p

NYCtennisfan
03-24-2008, 07:41 PM
NOt a bad draw but of course it all depends upon how the Fed is playing.

soraya
03-24-2008, 07:45 PM
Okay, here is what it looks like for the first few rounds

1R: BYE
2R: Isner ????
3R: Wawrinka/Soderling - can be dangerous too
4R: Hewitt/Robredo - would like to take their chances like anyone else
QF: Roddick/Tsonga - Ducky would love to say: No one beats ARod for the 12th time?
SF: Murray/Davekdenko/Ferrer - Another twosome who would love to be part of the no long list.
F: Djokovic/Nadal/Nalbandian The usual suspects, let them kill each other first.

ExpectedWinner
03-24-2008, 07:48 PM
We would have called it a cake walk draw last year. Now I'm prepared for everything. I can see the 3rd round exit.

nobama
03-24-2008, 07:49 PM
Nadal and Djokovic in the same half again. :lol:

nobama
03-24-2008, 07:50 PM
We would have called it a cake walk draw last year. Now I'm prepared for everything. I can see the 3rd round exit.Depends which version of Fed shows up.

Blondie1985
03-24-2008, 08:01 PM
I'm afraid of Tsonga....


GOOD LUCK ROGER

juninhOH
03-24-2008, 08:15 PM
Man, after Fish's loss, I'm afraid of ISNER and MONFILS. What have you done Roger hahahaha

Roland9
03-24-2008, 08:24 PM
We would have called it a cake walk draw last year. Now I'm prepared for everything. I can see the 3rd round exit.

Indeed.

I don't think Roger will make a deep run here.

Or Levy
03-24-2008, 09:31 PM
Assuming Roger gets past Isner (who will have the support of the home crowd) the idea of a match with Wawi doesn't thrill me. It had been a long, long time since we've played.

Rogiman
03-24-2008, 09:52 PM
Normally this would be the perfect draw.

yanchr
03-24-2008, 10:32 PM
Normally this would be the perfect draw.
Normally I will first look at where is Djokovic, top half or bottom half, and if he is in the bottom, ok, good draw for Roger. Now I was first looking at who is his first opponent, and I got scared ...god :scared: :tape:

nobama
03-24-2008, 10:44 PM
At least Djoker and Nadal are in the same half again. And Djoker can't gain anything here so I don't much care what he does. Of course I'd like to see the punk get beaten....

bluefork
03-24-2008, 10:57 PM
Assuming Roger gets past Isner (who will have the support of the home crowd) the idea of a match with Wawi doesn't thrill me. It had been a long, long time since we've played.

If Roger can't beat Isner, then he truly is big trouble. Isner's results have been poor this season. I doubt anyone would give him a second thought if he weren't extremely tall (and I'm sure no one would give him a wild card if he weren't American). I wouldn't even expect Isner to make it to the second round except he's playing Monfils, and there is a 50/50 chance that Monfils will injure himself doing celebratory breakdance moves during the match.

Rogiman
03-24-2008, 11:00 PM
At least Djoker and Nadal are in the same half again. And Djoker can't gain anything here so I don't much care what he does. Just to remind you, at the end of the year the one who won the most ends up at the top.
Roger's ranking at the moment is like a blown out stock.

PamV
03-24-2008, 11:01 PM
Draw is out

http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=http://www.atptennis.com/1/posting/2008/403/mds.pdf



I guess we should prepare for a possible second round exit if Isner decides to bomb ace after ace:shrug:

I think playing Isner in his first match would be a bit tough. Let's hope Roger is getting better and better now.

Is Roger to play his first match on the 29th?

mangoes
03-24-2008, 11:09 PM
At least Djoker and Nadal are in the same half again. And Djoker can't gain anything here so I don't much care what he does. Of course I'd like to see the punk get beaten....

I don't think it matters much where Djerk landed in the draw. Maybe he should have landed in Roger's half so Nadal could gain some extra points to hold off Djerk a bit longer:shrug: It's just amazing how both Roger and Rafa are sucking at the same time.

I think I'm about to go through a period of not enjoying tennis. Currently: My favorite player is going through a mid-tennis-life crisis:sad::sad: All my other favorite players to watch are missing in action:sad: My favorite player to poke fun at is losing his 'vamos':sad: A jerk who I don't even enjoy watching is winning everything:sad:.....and he's not exactly playing amazing tennis; he just happens to not suck like the two in front of him. Every thread on GM turns into a Roger bashing thread. Every thread on GM turns into a Serbian "the world hates us" Woes thread. Most depressing of all, I'm expecting the no. 1 player to lose to Isner.

Yep......it's a great season so far:yeah:

mangoes
03-24-2008, 11:10 PM
If Roger can't beat Isner, then he truly is big trouble. Isner's results have been poor this season. I doubt anyone would give him a second thought if he weren't extremely tall (and I'm sure no one would give him a wild card if he weren't American). I wouldn't even expect Isner to make it to the second round except he's playing Monfils, and there is a 50/50 chance that Monfils will injure himself doing celebratory breakdance moves during the match.

You can be sure that Isner will oil his ace machine before Roger's match......

yanchr
03-24-2008, 11:22 PM
It's just amazing how both Roger and Rafa are sucking at the same time.
I don't think Nadal sucks now. He is simply not that good on HC. He's been losing to players he should have lost or at least he was not the clear favourite.

Roger on the other hand is a totally different case esp after the last loss :shrug:

mangoes
03-24-2008, 11:31 PM
I don't think Nadal sucks now. He is simply not that good on HC. He's been losing to players he should have lost or at least he was not the clear favourite.

Roger on the other hand is a totally different case esp after the last loss :shrug:

I consider losing to Seppi as silly as Roger losing to Fish:shrug:

lunahielo
03-24-2008, 11:35 PM
Yes I miss those days as well.

I hope he storms Miami, wouldn't that be fun? :D

Yeah~~~take Miami like a hurricane.Make some noise, Roger Dodger!!!

:)

nobama
03-24-2008, 11:53 PM
I don't think it matters much where Djerk landed in the draw. Maybe he should have landed in Roger's half so Nadal could gain some extra points to hold off Djerk a bit longer:shrug: It's just amazing how both Roger and Rafa are sucking at the same time.

I think I'm about to go through a period of not enjoying tennis. Currently: My favorite player is going through a mid-tennis-life crisis:sad::sad: All my other favorite players to watch are missing in action:sad: My favorite player to poke fun at is losing his 'vamos':sad: A jerk who I don't even enjoy watching is winning everything:sad:.....and he's not exactly playing amazing tennis; he just happens to not suck like the two in front of him. Every thread on GM turns into a Roger bashing thread. Every thread on GM turns into a Serbian "the world hates us" Woes thread. Most depressing of all, I'm expecting the no. 1 player to lose to Isner.

Yep......it's a great season so far:yeah:I have no love for Nadal and I honestly can't start liking him just because I hate Djoker so much. Hopefully someone will take both of them out and Roger will get his act together. If Roddick can beat Djoker and Nadal surely some of the others in their half of the draw can do the same. :shrug:

nobama
03-24-2008, 11:53 PM
I consider losing to Seppi as silly as Roger losing to Fish:shrug:Yep.

nobama
03-24-2008, 11:56 PM
I don't think Nadal sucks now. He is simply not that good on HC. He's been losing to players he should have lost or at least he was not the clear favourite.

Roger on the other hand is a totally different case esp after the last loss :shrug:I'd say Nadal is about the same or worse on HC. I certainly don't see great improvements in his HC game. At least with Roger you could say he's just going through a slump or in a mid-career crisis. I don't think you can say the same with Nadal. But just like in years before I'm sure he'll start wining everything in sight on clay and his confidence will be sky high going into Wimbledon. :rolleyes:

Sunset of Age
03-24-2008, 11:57 PM
I've said it before and I'll say it again - draws only say a very little about one's chances to get far in a tournament, and this one's no exception to that rule.

I just hope Roger and Rafa will manage to do well.

yanchr
03-24-2008, 11:58 PM
I consider losing to Seppi as silly as Roger losing to Fish:shrug:
Considering the Nadal on HC we know and Roger respectively, the silliness in Roger's case is up a few levels for me :shrug:

PamV
03-24-2008, 11:59 PM
I don't think Nadal sucks now. He is simply not that good on HC. He's been losing to players he should have lost or at least he was not the clear favourite.

Roger on the other hand is a totally different case esp after the last loss :shrug:

I agree with that. A year or two ago Nadal would have lost to Blake or Tsongas on hc . Nadal did pretty well to get to the SF.

Minnie
03-25-2008, 12:02 AM
I wish only that Roger is 100% fit + healthy .. if he is, no worries. If he isn't ... well... goodnight Miami :rolleyes:

mangoes
03-25-2008, 12:24 AM
I have no love for Nadal and I honestly can't start liking him just because I hate Djoker so much. Hopefully someone will take both of them out and Roger will get his act together. If Roddick can beat Djoker and Nadal surely some of the others in their half of the draw can do the same. :shrug:

I was just reflecting on the fact that I don't even have Nadal to talk/bitch about........everything about tennis is crazy for me at this moment.

I do not like Djerkovic so I have very little to write about him.....and it's pointless for me to have any discussion, good or bad, about him because I just don't give a crap about him. I don't watch his matches unless he is playing an opponent I want to see. He is the sort of player that I don't care to see at the top of the game. And, it so happens that the game is becoming all about him........a freaking nightmare for me.



Considering the Nadal on HC we know and Roger respectively, the silliness in Roger's case is up a few levels for me :shrug:

Well, I think both of them are experiencing a slump.

Of course, I'm more worried about Roger because..............well, I don't know what's happening to Roger:shrug: Mono?? Tanking?? Lack of preparation?? Need a coach?? Tired?? Too many distractions?? Need a coach?? Need a coach?? Too many damn exhibitions??????????????????????????????????????? ????????

nobama
03-25-2008, 12:34 AM
I agree with that. A year or two ago Nadal would have lost to Blake or Tsongas on hc . Nadal did pretty well to get to the SF.Tsonga was up 5-2 in the 3rd set against Nadal and choked it away. We've seen that happen before. Blake for the most part played a crappy match and in the 3rd set when Nadal needed to step it up he did. But Blake wasn't blasting away on the returns like he normally does. The court surface at IW suits Nadal's game well so I'm not surprised he made the SF.

yanchr
03-25-2008, 12:54 AM
Of course, I'm more worried about Roger because..............well, I don't know what's happening to Roger:shrug: Mono?? Tanking?? Lack of preparation?? Need a coach?? Tired?? Too many distractions?? Need a coach?? Need a coach?? Too many damn exhibitions??????????????????????????????????????? ????????
:lol: That's pretty much what is in our minds too, and the quotation marks as well :lol: :o

Sunset of Age
03-25-2008, 12:54 AM
Tsonga was up 5-2 in the 3rd set against Nadal and choked it away. We've seen that happen before. Blake for the most part played a crappy match and in the 3rd set when Nadal needed to step it up he did. But Blake wasn't blasting away on the returns like he normally does. The court surface at IW suits Nadal's game well so I'm not surprised he made the SF.

I know you don't like Rafa, but one has to admit that he made the best out of his matches in IW... showed his trademark Fighting Spirit, took his chances when they came, and in all honesty, mad the best out of it all as far as possible. He truly deserves credits for that!
Yes, the IW court suits Rafa's game pretty well, as Roger said himself - but it did hurt me to see him getting blasted away by Djoko as it happened. Hope he'll be able to do better in Miami!

Sorry folks I understand it's not appropriate to defend Rafa in Roger's forum but I just can't help myself doing it. :angel:

rofe
03-25-2008, 01:39 AM
[channeling mediter on]

Based on my irrefutable, factual and logical analysis, I conclude that Federer will win Miami.

[channeling mediter off]

NYCtennisfan
03-25-2008, 02:14 AM
I've said it before and I'll say it again - draws only say a very little about one's chances to get far in a tournament, and this one's no exception to that rule.

I just hope Roger and Rafa will manage to do well.

Actually, I believe that draws say just about everything as far as how far a player will go excluding Nadal on clay and Federer everywhere else, and now maybe the Djerk. Most players can only beat one or two good players in a tournament or will eventually run into a match up problem which is determined by draw. Federer's dominance was an exception to the rule.

glycina
03-25-2008, 03:05 AM
I know you don't like Rafa, but one has to admit that he made the best out of his matches in IW... showed his trademark Fighting Spirit, took his chances when they came, and in all honesty, mad the best out of it all as far as possible. He truly deserves credits for that!
Yes, the IW court suits Rafa's game pretty well, as Roger said himself - but it did hurt me to see him getting blasted away by Djoko as it happened. Hope he'll be able to do better in Miami!

Sorry folks I understand it's not appropriate to defend Rafa in Roger's forum but I just can't help myself doing it. :angel:

I don't say I like Rafa. But I agree he is a fighting player.
And the fact that Roger and Rafa have respect for each other used to make me feel the defeat of Roger by Rafa less heartbreaking. But,
for Joko! How he lacks class! I don't mind waving the swiss national flag, because it's only a sign that one is Roger's fan. The classy player has something that may surpass the nationality. Credit to the swiss people also.

What happens to Roger now is due to illeness. I remember that
I found it quite unuusual his withdraw from Tokyo Open. He explained that was because of exhaustion. At that time, I thoght
he was going to have energy in store for Madrid and Paris. But, I
dare say that it might be already the symptom of mono. I remember also his apparent fatigue in the match vs Denko at RG.
And, the longer the period of the symptom of that illness is, the more time is required for the complete recovery.
And still Roger decided to continue his play! I respected always
his decision, but this time, ....

FedFan_2007
03-25-2008, 04:18 AM
Normally I will first look at where is Djokovic, top half or bottom half, and if he is in the bottom, ok, good draw for Roger. Now I was first looking at who is his first opponent, and I got scared ...god :scared: :tape:

Sorry but Monfils is a wild hitter, no true threat to Fed. Lots of UFEs. Now if everything miraculously goes in then watch out.
Isner, no way.

FedFan_2007
03-25-2008, 04:21 AM
I don't say I like Rafa. But I agree he is a fighting player.
And the fact that Roger and Rafa have respect for each other used to make me feel the defeat of Roger by Rafa less heartbreaking. But,
for Joko! How he lacks class! I don't mind waving the swiss national flag, because it's only a sign that one is Roger's fan. The classy player has something that may surpass the nationality. Credit to the swiss people also.

What happens to Roger now is due to illeness. I remember that
I found it quite unuusual his withdraw from Tokyo Open. He explained that was because of exhaustion. At that time, I thoght
he was going to have energy in store for Madrid and Paris. But, I
dare say that it might be already the symptom of mono. I remember also his apparent fatigue in the match vs Denko at RG.
And, the longer the period of the symptom of that illness is, the more time is required for the complete recovery.
And still Roger decided to continue his play! I respected always
his decision, but this time, ....

Hmmm, so TMC caught Fed on an upswing of energy? Lucky Fed... Will it be his last big title?

Rommella
03-25-2008, 04:25 AM
Sorry but Monfils is a wild hitter, no true threat to Fed. Lots of UFEs. Now if everything miraculously goes in then watch out.
Isner, no way.

Would have been a no-brainer before but with the Fed post-Fish though, it's difficult for me to make anymore assumptions.

That said -- Roger, I've got nothing but love for you.



Love is blind, after all.

nobama
03-25-2008, 04:46 AM
I know you don't like Rafa, but one has to admit that he made the best out of his matches in IW... showed his trademark Fighting Spirit, took his chances when they came, and in all honesty, mad the best out of it all as far as possible. He truly deserves credits for that!
Yes, the IW court suits Rafa's game pretty well, as Roger said himself - but it did hurt me to see him getting blasted away by Djoko as it happened. Hope he'll be able to do better in Miami!

Sorry folks I understand it's not appropriate to defend Rafa in Roger's forum but I just can't help myself doing it. :angel:I guess my point was I didn't really see a difference in Nadal, except in the 3rd set of the Blake match where he started to be the aggressor, but I didn't think Blake played as well as he did against Nadal here in 2006.

SUKTUEN
03-25-2008, 05:34 AM
Go Roger!!!!

Hope GOD Bless Roger healthy!!:worship:

Art&Soul
03-25-2008, 06:58 AM
Lets go ROGI, lets go. Try your best ROGER :)

FedFan_2007
03-25-2008, 07:37 AM
I hope Roger can pull a miracle and win this event. It would be considered a major upset in tennis if it happens.

didadida
03-25-2008, 11:22 AM
i dont want djokovic to win this too :mad:
i hope roger can make it and win the title
c'mon roger :confused:

wurthluc91
03-25-2008, 11:39 AM
What's the difference between this year's "slump" and last year's? Sure Roger shouldn't have lost to Fish (Big no no) but he did lose to Volandri (who the hell? What has he done since) and Canas, who had just come off a drug suspension...

I too am a tad worried, but more worried that a lot of "Fans" are fans of a "winning Roger" not a Roger who is human.

Totally believe in you all the way, Rog :)

Daniel
03-25-2008, 11:59 AM
I think is a pretty fair draw for Roger. Novak and Rafael on the other side.
Come on Roger, leave whatever bothers you behind, and time to win the first title of the year :bounce: :kiss: :worship:

SUKTUEN
03-25-2008, 02:35 PM
Roger!!!!! Just very focus in the court!!
Play a good match in 2nd Rd first!
Go Roger!!!

Sunset of Age
03-25-2008, 05:08 PM
I too am a tad worried, but more worried that a lot of "Fans" are fans of a "winning Roger" not a Roger who is human.

Well said indeed. :yeah:

RogerFan82
03-25-2008, 05:56 PM
Come on Roger!!!! Make what i say in my signature come true. Blast everyone off, and take the title.:armed::armed:

ShotmaKer
03-25-2008, 07:33 PM
I too am a tad worried, but more worried that a lot of "Fans" are fans of a "winning Roger" not a Roger who is human.



I have to second that! :)

Federerhingis
03-25-2008, 11:38 PM
You guys only support a player when he wins? :rolleyes:

Well I also miss the dominant Roger, partly also because I usually only got to see him play on tv when he made the semis or finals.

So Federer losing early means I don't get to see much of him at all, well I prefer not to see him lose miserably as he has the past two tournie outings.

FedFan_2007
03-26-2008, 02:12 AM
I will always be a Roger fan until my dying breath.

lunahielo
03-26-2008, 03:07 AM
I, too, will support him ~~~win or lose~~~~I am a true fan and do not jump on someone's bandwagon just because they might be beating my guy.

Until he decides he no longer wants to be on court (& I hope it is indeed 10 years)~~He will be number #1 to me.:cool:

So that's the way it is~~~I am in for the long hawl~~wherever it leads. :yeah:
luna

SUKTUEN
03-26-2008, 06:31 AM
Come on Roger!!!! Make what i say in my signature come true. Blast everyone off, and take the title.:armed::armed:
I love your sign!!!!:devil:

nobama
03-26-2008, 07:17 AM
Roger's duds for Miami:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3175/2362590051_b3edbb2121_o.jpg http://www.pwp.com/images/nikevapor5blacksu08.jpg

Puschkin
03-26-2008, 07:21 AM
Well, I think both of them are experiencing a slump.

That just shows how spoiled Roger/Rafa-fans are. ;) SF is a slump? :eek: I'll open a bottle of champagne if Marat, Juan Carlos or Richard get to the Miami SF. :p One for each to be precise. :haha:

Xristos
03-26-2008, 07:51 AM
Roger's duds for Miami:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3175/2362590051_b3edbb2121_o.jpg http://www.pwp.com/images/nikevapor5blacksu08.jpg

Is that not what I posted 6 months ago??

Geeze..

Daniel
03-26-2008, 08:49 AM
Go Roger :bounce: :kiss: :D

ShotmaKer
03-26-2008, 10:13 AM
Shoot em all buddy!!:armed::armed::armed::armed:

:explode::explode::explode:

didadida
03-26-2008, 12:25 PM
c'mon rogeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeer :angel:

buzz
03-26-2008, 01:02 PM
Roger still won a e few matches quite easy in IW, so he has got the level to beat a lot of the guys in the draw (ok it's not for sure like in the old days but he can do it!)

Hope he reaches the Qfinal or better to gain some points in the rankings. Djokovic can't gain points, That gives Roger some time to get back to his best. I hope Rafa will be in Djoke's half a lot during the clay season. Because it looks like Roger won't be back dominating before Wimbledon and will have a hard job defending the clay points (Hamburg 500 RG 700 MC 350 Rome 75 I think (?)).

BTW I looked up Djoke's results: MC 75 Hamburg 125 Rome 125 RG 450 (estoril 200). So if he only loses to Nadal he will gain quite a lot... Can somebody tell me if he plays Esoril?

Art&Soul
03-26-2008, 01:04 PM
ROGI, win the Miami and shut up all the sebrtads and faker. They are jus so f*cking annoying as hell :o:mad:

JediFed
03-26-2008, 03:15 PM
Amen!

Would be great to see him win Miami. :D

SUKTUEN
03-26-2008, 03:44 PM
Roger will black and white in Miami?

nobama
03-26-2008, 04:32 PM
I see the Djoker, aka, Ego King, told the Serbian press that Roger's worried about losing the number 1 ranking. As if he would know. :rolleyes:

I just cannot like this guy. I don't care that he's only 20. I don't care that some think he's a breath of fresh air because he's not in "awe" of or doesn't bow down to Roger. A modicum of respect would be nice. Roger has won 12 slams after all. I hope someone beats his sorry little ass in Miami. I'm sure the Djerktards will have an excuse ready if he looses, but Roger won IW/Miami back to back 2 years in a row so if the Djoker really is the "new king" then surely there can't be any excuse for him not doing the same, no?

mangoes
03-26-2008, 04:44 PM
I see the Djoker, aka, Ego King, told the Serbian press that Roger's worried about losing the number 1 ranking. As if he would know. :rolleyes:

I just cannot like this guy. I don't care that he's only 20. I don't care that some think he's a breath of fresh air because he's not in "awe" of or doesn't bow down to Roger. A modicum of respect would be nice. Roger has won 12 slams after all. I hope someone beats his sorry little ass in Miami. I'm sure the Djerktards will have an excuse ready if he looses, but Roger won IW/Miami back to back 2 years in a row so if the Djoker really is the "new king" then surely there can't be any excuse for him not doing the same, no?

Is there a link to the article??

I agree with you Mirkaland....I mean Mellow Yellow:lol: :lol: I have to get used to calling you Mellow Yellow.

Eden
03-26-2008, 04:52 PM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=M0EjeyiF7pU

Roger practising with Ferrero :)

Sunset of Age
03-26-2008, 04:56 PM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=M0EjeyiF7pU

Roger practising with Ferrero :)

That didn't actually hurt my eyes, to say the least! Thanks for posting Doris! :D

Eden
03-26-2008, 05:09 PM
BTW I looked up Djoke's results: MC 75 Hamburg 125 Rome 125 RG 450 (estoril 200). So if he only loses to Nadal he will gain quite a lot... Can somebody tell me if he plays Esoril?

No, he isn't in the entry list:


Entry deadline: March 3, 2008
Seeding: April 7, 2008

1 Federer, Roger SUI 1
2 Davydenko, Nikolay RUS 5
3 Karlovic, Ivo CRO 19
4 Nieminen, Jarkko FIN 26
5 Simon, Gilles FRA 31
6 Volandri, Filippo ITA 43
7 Mahut, Nicolas FRA 44
8 Gicquel, Marc FRA 54
9 Berrer, Michael GER 62
10 Hanescu, Victor ROU 68
11 Hrbaty, Dominik SVK @70
12 Rochus, Olivier BEL 71
13 Fognini, Fabio ITA 75
14 Mayer, Florian GER 80
15 Melzer, Jurgen AUT 84
16 Ascione, Thierry FRA 86
17 Minar, Ivo CZE 89
18 Serra, Florent FRA 93
19 Gremelmayr, Denis GER 101
20 Karanusic, Roko CRO 104
21 Pashanski, Boris SRB 105
22 Vanek, Jiri CZE 107
23 Patience, Olivier FRA 108
24 Vassallo Arguello, Martin ARG 109
25 Roger-Vasselin, Edouard FRA 110
26 (Q)
27 (Q)
28 (Q)
29 (Q)
30 (WC) Elias, Gastao POR
31 (WC)
32 (WC)

Alternates
1. Gabashvili, Teimuraz RUS 112
2. Daniel, Marcos BRA 115
3. Kunitsyn, Igor RUS 116
4. Gonzalez, Maximo ARG 118
5. Petzschner, Philipp GER 120
6. Cipolla, Flavio ITA 121
7. Stakhovsky, Sergiy UKR 123
8. Schukin, Yuri RUS 125
9. Pless, Kristian DEN 128
10. Schwank, Eduardo ARG 129
11. Hartfield, Diego ARG 132
12. De Voest, Rik RSA 134
13. Ramirez Hidalgo, Ruben ESP 136
14. Gil, Frederico POR 137
15. Golubev, Andrey RUS 138

mangoes
03-26-2008, 05:41 PM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=M0EjeyiF7pU

Roger practising with Ferrero :)

Thanks for posting Doris:hug:

nobama
03-26-2008, 05:51 PM
Is there a link to the article??

I agree with you Mirkaland....I mean Mellow Yellow:lol: :lol: I have to get used to calling you Mellow Yellow.
No I don't someone translated it on RF.com I'm not 100% it's accurate, but sure sounds like something the Djoker would say. :rolleyes:

nobama
03-26-2008, 06:00 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news?slug=ap-sonyericssonopen&prov=ap&type=lgns

“I think I have really a lot of potential toward playing more aggressive,” he said. “The rest is sort of trying to maintain good fitness and good defensive skill. My offensive skills will always be very good. I just having to continue improving little things.

“I think it’s about details at this stage of my career. I’m not going to become a different player. I don’t want to.”

Sunset of Age
03-26-2008, 06:08 PM
Djoko quote from that same article:

“There is more variety of players at the top, which is an encouraging thing for this sport,” Djokovic said. “Obviously a lot of people got a little bit bored, Federer and Nadal winning and being so dominant. It’s always good to see some new faces winning major events. I think the people like it.”

A lot of people got bored? Ooookaaayyyy...

"It’s always good to see some new faces winning major events. I think the people like it."

As long as Mr Djoko himself isn't one of those, I think I might like it. :angel:

elessar
03-26-2008, 06:12 PM
Djoko quote from that same article:



A lot of people got bored? Ooookaaayyyy...

"It’s always good to see some new faces winning major events. I think the people like it."

As long as Mr Djoko himself isn't one of those, I think I might like it. :angel:
Yeah remember how the AO crowd cheered for him during the entire tournament and especially against Roger :yeah: clearly they were thrilled

Corey Feldman
03-26-2008, 06:14 PM
I understand what Nole is saying

but you can almost tell how happy he is, at saying it :rolleyes:

if he does make it to the top - then his downfall will come as well one day, and i'll wait to enjoy it.

mangoes
03-26-2008, 06:18 PM
Djoko quote from that same article:



A lot of people got bored? Ooookaaayyyy...

"It’s always good to see some new faces winning major events. I think the people like it."

As long as Mr Djoko himself isn't one of those, I think I might like it. :angel:

He really is full of himself......:o:o I didn't realize the concensus "among a lot of people" was that tennis was boring with Roger and Rafa....

Like you Karin, I'll be very happy to embrace some new faces winning major events......as long as the face isn't Djerk.

Corey Feldman
03-26-2008, 06:22 PM
Exactly

Nole means "me & my arrogant family ...."

i'm bored to death with him winning AO and IW this year :rolls:

Sunset of Age
03-26-2008, 06:34 PM
Yeah remember how the AO crowd cheered for him during the entire tournament and especially against Roger :yeah: clearly they were thrilled

:lol:

I know at least one person who will be very :zzz: :zzz: :zzz: when Djoko starts winning everything. Boring, indeed. How different it felt/feels when Rogi and Raf did/do the same thing.

:ras: at Djoko.

mangoes
03-26-2008, 06:36 PM
Exactly

Nole means "me & my arrogant family ...."

i'm bored to death with him winning AO and IW this year :rolls:

Exactly.........that's "the people" he is talking about:rolleyes:


Frankly, AO would have been more interesting if Tsonga won it:shrug: Otherwise, it was a bore. Heck, I'd of found it by far more interesting if Fish had won IW:shrug:

mangoes
03-26-2008, 06:38 PM
Yeah remember how the AO crowd cheered for him during the entire tournament and especially against Roger :yeah: clearly they were thrilled

:secret: That's also why the crowd cheered more for Tsonga than for him....clearly, they were also thrilled at the prospect of him winning the AO.

JediFed
03-26-2008, 08:07 PM
Heck people can trace my bets...

I keep betting against the Djerk and so far I haven't won yet (except for the Roddick match)!

I would rather see any of the new guys, Murray, Gasquet then Djokovic. That would be actually fun.

rofe
03-26-2008, 08:13 PM
:secret: That's also why the crowd cheered more for Tsonga than for him....clearly, they were also thrilled at the prospect of him winning the AO.

So Sheryl, any comments on your sig? ;)

mangoes
03-26-2008, 08:16 PM
So Sheryl, any comments on your sig? ;)

One bad rep so far: Jackass 2.5 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

elessar
03-26-2008, 08:18 PM
Heck people can trace my bets...

I keep betting against the Djerk and so far I haven't won yet (except for the Roddick match)!

I would rather see any of the new guys, Murray, Gasquet then Djokovic. That would be actually fun.

:lol: Betting against the new GOAT is not a good idea :(
I won about 20,000 with various bets on Djoko last week, I wouldn't have been too sad if I'd lost, though :angel:

JediFed
03-26-2008, 09:34 PM
Betting against the new GOAT is not a good idea

I won about 20,000 with various bets on Djoko last week, I wouldn't have been too sad if I'd lost, though


I've lost almost 2k on Federer alone, bets on Murray and bets on Fish.

I'm actually on the plus side against Djokovic, because I only bet Roddick, Santoro and Wawa against him.

Wawa was something like 5-1 against, so it's worth it to bet against Djokovic for people who have beaten him in the past.

Sunset of Age
03-26-2008, 10:10 PM
I've lost almost 2k on Federer alone, bets on Murray and bets on Fish.

I'm actually on the plus side against Djokovic, because I only bet Roddick, Santoro and Wawa against him.

Wawa was something like 5-1 against, so it's worth it to bet against Djokovic for people who have beaten him in the past.

Only 2k? :lol:

I lost some 15k on Fed in Dubai and IW alone. :p
And I'll CONTINUE betting against Djoko, even if leaves me flat broke in the coming months. VAMOS! :rocker2: :lol:

PS: great signature Sheryl! :worship: :worship: :worship:

Marek.
03-26-2008, 10:36 PM
Djoko keeps talking about "new" faces winning these events but doesn't he realize that he isn't exactly a new face?

Yeah remember how the AO crowd cheered for him during the entire tournament and especially against Roger :yeah: clearly they were thrilled

:lol: Good point

Sunset of Age
03-26-2008, 10:42 PM
:lol: Betting against the new GOAT is not a good idea :(
I won about 20,000 with various bets on Djoko last week, I wouldn't have been too sad if I'd lost, though :angel:

You bet on Djoko to WIN? Pfft. Cheater! :ras: :lol:

fedsfan1
03-27-2008, 12:51 AM
Hi Fed Fans,

I am off to Miami t'morrow morning. I am sooo excited !!! I have been there the last 3 years & i always have a great time.

I will report when I get back & share my adventures & pictures with you all.

Take care & GO ROGER!!!!

rofe
03-27-2008, 01:46 AM
Hi Fed Fans,

I am off to Miami t'morrow morning. I am sooo excited !!! I have been there the last 3 years & i always have a great time.

I will report when I get back & share my adventures & pictures with you all.

Take care & GO ROGER!!!!

Enjoy Roger's win in Miami. :D

yanchr
03-27-2008, 01:55 AM
Enjoy Roger's win in Miami. :D
Is it a "hope for a cupcake draw IW":D or a jinx :tape:

I missed his win :sad: :p

lunahielo
03-27-2008, 01:59 AM
fedsfan1,
have a great time in Miami and cheer for all of us, please. :)

rofe
03-27-2008, 02:03 AM
Is it a "hope for a cupcake draw IW":D or a jinx :tape:

I missed his win :sad: :p

Yeah lets see what happens. I have my 63 voodoo dolls ready. :armed:

Federerhingis
03-27-2008, 04:39 AM
Yeah lets see what happens. I have my 63 voodoo dolls ready. :armed:


:lol:

63 Voodoo dolls. Black magic does not usually work, use white instead. :tape:

soraya
03-27-2008, 05:44 AM
Hi Fed Fans,

I am off to Miami t'morrow morning. I am sooo excited !!! I have been there the last 3 years & i always have a great time.

I will report when I get back & share my adventures & pictures with you all.

Take care & GO ROGER!!!!
Have fun and enjoy it.

SUKTUEN
03-27-2008, 06:11 AM
fedsfan1 looking forward for your pic!
thanks for your post first~~:D:worship:

Sunset of Age
03-27-2008, 10:33 AM
Have fun in Miami Fedsfan1!

Bring good vibes to Rogi... :yeah:

nobama
03-27-2008, 11:22 AM
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=188077

Apparently some "fans" booed Roger the other day because he didn't stop to sign autographs after a practice session. I'm guessing these are not real "fans" as most fans (of any player) would understand that sometimes a player either isn't in the mood to sign or has someplace they need to be and they don't have time to sign.

From what I've read in the past Roger is usually pretty generous with sigining. Heck, 2 years ago in Miami he let some fans come inside the practice court to get a picture with him.

mangoes
03-27-2008, 12:18 PM
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=188077

Apparently some "fans" booed Roger the other day because he didn't stop to sign autographs after a practice session. I'm guessing these are not real "fans" as most fans (of any player) would understand that sometimes a player either isn't in the mood to sign or has someplace they need to be and they don't have time to sign.

From what I've read in the past Roger is usually pretty generous with sigining. Heck, 2 years ago in Miami he let some fans come inside the practice court to get a picture with him.

Golly......and here I thought the worst bashing of Roger was happening on MTF:o Now, he doesn't sign enough autographs:rolleyes:

nobama
03-27-2008, 12:50 PM
Golly......and here I thought the worst bashing of Roger was happening on MTF:o Now, he doesn't sign enough autographs:rolleyes:
Oh god no....you should've seen the thread over there after Roger said he had mono. That place almost makes GM posters seem intelligent. :lol:

Sunset of Age
03-27-2008, 12:52 PM
Has Roger already been accused of being the cause of Global Warming? If not it's about time. :help:

bokehlicious
03-27-2008, 12:59 PM
I really don't get what has Roger done to draw such bashing/hatred... :sad: :shrug:

nobama
03-27-2008, 01:00 PM
Has Roger already been accused of being the cause of Global Warming? If not it's about time. :help:It'll hapen soon enough. :lol:

mangoes
03-27-2008, 01:49 PM
Oh god no....you should've seen the thread over there after Roger said he had mono. That place almost makes GM posters seem intelligent. :lol:

:o :o :o :o Didn't think that was possible:o

Has Roger already been accused of being the cause of Global Warming? If not it's about time. :help:

Nah.......they're already scheduled to blame him for the Tibetan monks accusing China of lying to the media.

SUKTUEN
03-27-2008, 02:22 PM
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Roger!!:D:D

http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2008-03/27_7572184_1.jpg

Sunset of Age
03-27-2008, 02:33 PM
Nah.......they're already scheduled to blame him for the Tibetan monks accusing China of lying to the media.

After blaming him for Kosovo's independancy, of course. :lol:

mangoes
03-27-2008, 03:11 PM
After blaming him for Kosovo's independancy, of course. :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Roger:hug: He has such a busy schedule:lol:

Hi Karin:hug:

Sunset of Age
03-27-2008, 03:43 PM
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Roger:hug: He has such a busy schedule:lol:

Hi Karin:hug:

Hi Sheryl :hug: - thanks for backing me up in That One Serbian Jerry Springer Show-thread where I dare not post myself... :lol:

elessar
03-27-2008, 03:49 PM
I stopped going to that thread after learning that NATO was a terrorist organisation and that the EU was the equivalent of the fourth reich :retard:

Anyway, don't ask me why I'm feeling very positiv about Miami, I'd be willing to bet Roger's gonna win it or at least make the final :cool:

Sunset of Age
03-27-2008, 04:11 PM
I stopped going to that thread after learning that NATO was a terrorist organisation and that the EU was the equivalent of the fourth reich :retard:

Good heavens, yeah. When I saw THAT yesterday night I actually thought it a good idea to pull out a bottle of wine and get meself very drunk, just to be able to 'understand' what was going on in there. :retard: :haha:

Anyway, don't ask me why I'm feeling very positiv about Miami, I'd be willing to bet Roger's gonna win it or at least make the final :cool:

That would be great indeed!

SUKTUEN
03-27-2008, 05:02 PM
can any friend see that the woman in the pic is Mirka or Roger's mother?:devil:

mangoes
03-27-2008, 05:18 PM
Hi Sheryl :hug: - thanks for backing me up in That One Serbian Jerry Springer Show-thread where I dare not post myself... :lol:

It was my pleasure:hug: ...........I realized in that one thread that I am not going to hide from GM anymore. I think it's crazy that we're giving the Djerktards free reign on GM. I'm happy to see more Fed fans beginning to post on GM.

I stopped going to that thread after learning that NATO was a terrorist organisation and that the EU was the equivalent of the fourth reich :retard:

Anyway, don't ask me why I'm feeling very positiv about Miami, I'd be willing to bet Roger's gonna win it or at least make the final :cool:

Hi Claire....... It would be nice if you are correct about Miami. If so, I'll have to bump JM and Mikey from atop my favorite Fedtard list in favor of you:lol: :lol: :lol:

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you get good news tomorrow:hug: :hug:

Sunset of Age
03-27-2008, 05:22 PM
It was my pleasure:hug: ...........I realized in that one thread that I am not going to hide from GM anymore. I think it's crazy that we're giving the Djerktard free reign on GM. I'm happy to see more Fed fans beginning to post on GM.

Ah, that's nice! :D
Well, I've noticed some others taking up on the challenge the past few hours as well. Good!

nobama
03-27-2008, 06:00 PM
The Djoker, aka, Ego King at the players party. What a friggin' dork. :silly: :haha:

Sunset of Age
03-27-2008, 06:05 PM
^^ Absolutely Fabulous indeed. :haha:

PS, nice thread about his hairdo over here: http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=120245 ;)

World Beater
03-27-2008, 06:09 PM
I really don't get what has Roger done to draw such bashing/hatred... :sad: :shrug:

i just burst out :haha: when i saw that the serbs on MTF have even pushed MEDITER of all ppl to defend the transitional 12 GS champion.

:haha:

MEDITER actually sticking up for federer.

:haha:

anon57
03-27-2008, 06:20 PM
i just burst out :haha: when i saw that the serbs on MTF have even pushed MEDITER of all ppl to defend the transitional 12 GS champion.

:haha:

MEDITER actually sticking up for federer.

:haha:
:lol: I had noticed that in one of the threads as well, I couldn't believe I actually read that. It is pretty bad if Mediter of all people says there should be more respect for a 12 GS champion, even if he is just a transitional champion.

Sunset of Age
03-27-2008, 07:05 PM
Mediter. :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :lol:

rofe
03-27-2008, 07:13 PM
When Mediter starts defending Roger, you know Roger needs a title.

JediFed
03-27-2008, 07:57 PM
Well, I've noticed some others taking up on the challenge the past few hours as well. Good!


Yes, very excellent!

Good work guys! :D

:hug::hug:

nobama
03-27-2008, 08:17 PM
More Djoker, aka, Ego King funnies...and it only sets you back 40 euros. :haha:

http://www.abies.net/shop/novak/images/proiz/monoshop_en.jpg

http://www.abies.net/shop/novak/proddet.php?Jezik=en&ID_prod=1961&grupa=&spec=

nobama
03-27-2008, 08:20 PM
Oh and according to a German tennis magaznie Mats Wilander told coach Niki Pilic:

"When I speak with Novak, it is as though I speak with an ordinary person from the street. When I interview Federer or Nadal I have the feeling that there are stars sitting in front of me."

:rolleyes::rolleyes:

mangoes
03-27-2008, 08:21 PM
More Djoker, aka, Ego King funnies...and it only sets you back 40 euros. :haha:

http://www.abies.net/shop/novak/images/proiz/monoshop_en.jpg

http://www.abies.net/shop/novak/proddet.php?Jezik=en&ID_prod=1961&grupa=&spec=

:haha: :haha: :haha: Mellow Yellow......this deserves its own thread on GM.


Did Roger do this?? Or marat? Or Andy? Or Lleyton? Or Rafa? Just wondering...........

Sunset of Age
03-27-2008, 08:22 PM
Oh and according to a German tennis magaznie Mats Wilander told coach Niki Pilic:

Big Balls Wilander got it all perfectly right: Rafa and Rogi are genuine STARS (as players, as persons), and indeed, Nole is just... an ordinary man from the street.

Eh? :p :p :p

nobama
03-27-2008, 08:23 PM
Sorry to be "spamming" but this one cracked me up.

blogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports_tennisblog/2008/03/president-djoko.html
March 26, 2008
President Djokovic?
Posted by Charles Bricker at 11:28:59 AM

KEY BISCAYNE -- It was during a conversation a week ago with the tough little Serbian Janko Tipsarevic that he suggested, possibly seriously, that Novak Djokovic ought to be the next president of their country.

It wasn't until later that it occurred to me that there's probably a minimum age to hold such a high office, just as there is (35) in the U.S. So I asked yet another Serb, Ana Ivanovic, this morning if she knew how old you have to be to be president, and she giggled.

"I don't know," she said, surprised by the question. And then she added, brilliantly: "You have to have some wisdom and some grey hairs."

:haha:

Sunset of Age
03-27-2008, 08:27 PM
^^^ Awww, Ana. :hearts:
She's a Fed fan, isn't she? :D

anon57
03-27-2008, 08:28 PM
More Djoker, aka, Ego King funnies...and it only sets you back 40 euros. :haha:

http://www.abies.net/shop/novak/images/proiz/monoshop_en.jpg

http://www.abies.net/shop/novak/proddet.php?Jezik=en&ID_prod=1961&grupa=&spec=
:spit: OMG :haha: Who thinks of this

mangoes
03-27-2008, 08:31 PM
Question Fedfans: Did Roger do this?? Has any other tennis player done this??

Sunset of Age
03-27-2008, 08:35 PM
Question Fedfans: Did Roger do this?? Has any other tennis player done this??

I first thought this was a joke... you're actually telling me this is REAL??? :speakles: :help: :eek:

As far as I remember no other player has ever been so big-headed to have done this before, no.

mangoes
03-27-2008, 08:38 PM
I first thought this was a joke... you're actually telling me this is REAL??? :speakles: :help: :eek:

As far as I remember no other player has ever been so big-headed to have done this before, no.

Click on the link.......

rofe
03-27-2008, 08:42 PM
Question Fedfans: Did Roger do this?? Has any other tennis player done this??

It doesn't matter - just do it Sheryl!

mangoes
03-27-2008, 08:45 PM
It doesn't matter - just do it Sheryl!

Do what Rofe:angel: :angel: :haha:





:lol: :lol: I have to make sure I don't get bitten in the tooshy:lol: :lol: Goodness, I'm having way too much fun at MTF today. It's nearly 5 and I've only done half the things on my To Do list:o:o:o I am so not going home from work anytime soon:lol: :lol:

ExpectedWinner
03-27-2008, 08:50 PM
More Djoker, aka, Ego King funnies...and it only sets you back 40 euros. :haha:

http://www.abies.net/shop/novak/images/proiz/monoshop_en.jpg

http://www.abies.net/shop/novak/proddet.php?Jezik=en&ID_prod=1961&grupa=&spec=

:rolleyes: At first I thought it was a joke of some fan.

Sunset of Age
03-27-2008, 09:35 PM
:rolleyes: At first I thought it was a joke of some fan.

Me too. Un-f**king-believable.
Next time any a Djokotard claims Roger is 'arrogant', it's high-time to http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/violent006.gif him/her/it. :armed:

nobama
03-27-2008, 09:37 PM
:haha: :haha: :haha: Mellow Yellow......this deserves its own thread on GM.


Did Roger do this?? Or marat? Or Andy? Or Lleyton? Or Rafa? Just wondering...........You're right, but it's not coming from me. I refuse to go near that garbage pit. :o

And no, I'm not aware of any other player releasing a book after winning their first slam. Ego King is an apt nickname for the Djoker.

mangoes
03-27-2008, 09:38 PM
Me too. Un-f**king-believable.
Next time any a Djokotard claims Roger is 'arrogant', it's high-time to http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/violent006.gif him/her/it. :armed:

:shrug: Most posters think this is a joke.........

nobama
03-27-2008, 09:41 PM
I see Fish lost in straights to Clement today. I'd love to see the same thing happen to Djoker...even though I know it won't....looks like he might face Ancic R2.

Sunset of Age
03-27-2008, 10:08 PM
:shrug: Most posters think this is a joke.........

Isn't it GREAT? :D :D :D You made my day, Sheryl!

I see Fish lost in straights to Clement today. I'd love to see the same thing happen to Djoker...even though I know it won't....looks like he might face Ancic R2.

GREAT, again. VAMOS MARIO!!! :rocker2:

Corey Feldman
03-27-2008, 10:10 PM
I see Fish lost in straights to Clement today. I'd love to see the same thing happen to Djoker...even though I know it won't....looks like he might face Ancic R2.Huh?

Ancic takes on Murray now

Djoke takes on Kev Anderson , who will be dead on his feet after a 7-6 3-6 7-6 win over Calleri

Sunset of Age
03-27-2008, 10:31 PM
Huh?

Ancic takes on Murray now

Djoke takes on Kev Anderson , who will be dead on his feet after a 7-6 3-6 7-6 win over Calleri

Alas, you're right... :sad: :hug:

Puschkin
03-27-2008, 10:48 PM
:rolleyes: At first I thought it was a joke of some fan.
Is it not? :p

lunahielo
03-27-2008, 10:52 PM
can any friend see that the woman in the pic is Mirka or Roger's mother?:devil:

Suktuen~~~That is Roger's mother and his dad is sitting to her left.
:)
luna :wavey:

nobama
03-27-2008, 11:25 PM
:shrug: Most posters think this is a joke.........
I know I said I wouldn't set foot in GM, but your thread was just brilliant Sheryl. :worship:

Sunset of Age
03-27-2008, 11:30 PM
I know I said I wouldn't set foot in GM, but your thread was just brilliant Sheryl. :worship:

Sheryl's thread is nothing less than IMMACULATE. A true Gem, surpassing all latterday's GM's 'Brilliance'... :D :worship: :worship: :worship: :yeah:

nobama
03-27-2008, 11:36 PM
Sheryl's thread is nothing less than IMMACULATE. A true Gem, surpassing all latterday's GM's 'Brilliance'... :D :worship: :worship: :worship: :yeah:
I only posted there to show off longsocks amazing gif. :D

nobama
03-27-2008, 11:54 PM
According to the thread below some of the rf.com crew got to meet Roger today, see him practice and had their picture taken with him. Plus he signed lots of autographs. :)

http://www.rogerfederer.com/en/fanzone/forum/topicview.cfm?uNC=34893313&uPage=2&uTopicID=22591

NYCtennisfan
03-28-2008, 12:37 AM
I see Fish lost in straights to Clement today. I'd love to see the same thing happen to Djoker...even though I know it won't....looks like he might face Ancic R2.

Very few players ever play well in back-to-back TMS events so this was no surprise at all. Djerker losing would be though.

nobama
03-28-2008, 12:39 AM
http://www.rogerfederer.com/en/fanzone/forum/topicview.cfm?uTopicID=22591&uPage=3

Report from Krist at rf.com who got to see Roger practice today. Said he practiced twice and his second practice was ~90 mins or so. Spent a lot of time signing autographs too.

Two pics she supplied:

:hearts:

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b199/krist1124/Miami08/MIA08_327_smile1.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b199/krist1124/Miami08/MIA08_327_smile2.jpg

mangoes
03-28-2008, 02:13 AM
Thanks for all the reps everyone.........it was my pleasure. Special thanks to Mellow Yellow for finding this book......and to Rofe for telling me to go for it over on GM :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I know I said I wouldn't set foot in GM, but your thread was just brilliant Sheryl. :worship:

Your signature is making the rounds:lol: :lol: :lol:

Sheryl's thread is nothing less than IMMACULATE. A true Gem, surpassing all latterday's GM's 'Brilliance'... :D :worship: :worship: :worship: :yeah:

Read my PM;) Great day on GM:dance: :dance: :dance: Clay Death's denials were priceless:haha: :haha:

refero*fervens
03-28-2008, 02:45 AM
Oh My Goodness :eek: :scared: :haha:

That's just...no words. Really, no words.

Marek.
03-28-2008, 02:52 AM
Truly a great day in GM. :D So many things made me laugh. :haha:

In other news, it looks like Monfils will be Fed's opponent first round. Let's do this Fed :rocker2: :cool:

rofe
03-28-2008, 03:19 AM
Truly a great day in GM. :D So many things made me laugh. :haha:

In other news, it looks like Monfils will be Fed's opponent first round. Let's do this Fed :rocker2: :cool:

Yeah, don't let that boy get his groove back through you.

Skyward
03-28-2008, 05:20 AM
Roger Federer to check glandular fever
By Mark Hodgkinson in Miami

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/main.jhtml?xml=/sport/2008/03/28/stfede18.xml

Roger Federer disclosed yesterday that he will probably have medical tests done after the Sony Ericsson Open to check that his body is clear of the glandular fever that has complicated his season so far. Still, Federer believes that he has already made a strong recovery from the illness, saying that he was feeling good ahead of his first match in Miami.


Professional tennis players cannot be too careful about staying healthy on the tour, and so Federer has also taken the precaution of monitoring his heart rate during training sessions. "I hope it's passed. I hope it doesn't come back. It didn't disturb me in a crazy way. If you think about it, I still played in the semis of the Australian Open under the circumstances, and I didn't miss any tournaments at all, which isn't a bad thing, considering," said Federer, who is yet to win a title, or reach a final, this season.

"I'll probably go and do one more check-up, probably after Miami, just to see how I'm doing," he said. "But really, my heart rate has been doing really well, you know. I've been monitoring that with my condition trainer. I'm happy the way that I'm playing out there. Things feel good. I haven't been close to any setbacks, which is a good thing as well."

At the Australian Open, Federer was still unaware that he was suffering from glandular fever, and he lost in the semi-finals to eventual champion Novak Djokovic. In Dubai, the Wimbledon champion was beaten in the first round by Britain's Andy Murray, and last week he was defeated in the last four of Indian Wells by Mardy Fish. Federer last night described his first three months of the season as "rather tricky", but also commented that there was "no need to panic". "I'm quite amazed what the headlines are saying at the moment, to be honest," he said.

The title gave me a scare. I thought he had a relapse.

didadida
03-28-2008, 09:24 AM
wow roger looks :hearts::hearts::hearts:
i love his hair:drool:
thanks Mellow Yellow

nobama
03-28-2008, 11:21 AM
Another gem by the Djoker, aka, Ego King:

"Whenever I play Roger or Rafa I learn something new, and obviously as the two most dominant players in the last couple of years they deserve the highest respect. This is what I have for them as a professional athlete. But as soon as we get to the court, it's a different story."I really wish he'd quit with this 'I'm not intimidated by, in awe of, etc. I'm sick of hearing it. I wonder what he'll say when more and more people start rooting for his opponents. In IW Nadal and Fish got WAY more crowd support than the Djoker (except for a few of his obnoxious Serb fans who were scolded by the umpire several times), but that was to be expected obviously.

Daniel
03-28-2008, 12:17 PM
Vamos Roger :bounce:

anon57
03-28-2008, 12:20 PM
Thanks for all the reps everyone.........it was my pleasure. Special thanks to Mellow Yellow for finding this book......and to Rofe for telling me to go for it over on GM :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:



Your signature is making the rounds:lol: :lol: :lol:



Read my PM;) Great day on GM:dance: :dance: :dance: Clay Death's denials were priceless:haha: :haha:

The thread is great, it's nice to have something funny in between all the Federer decline, Nadal is done and Djokovic the greatest to ever play threads on GM. Btw your signature is hilarious, Fed and Nadal really need to have a talk with their agents, 15GS between them and they don't even have 40 euro books commemorating them.

ExpectedWinner
03-28-2008, 03:37 PM
In IW Nadal and Fish got WAY more crowd support than the Djoker

Who cares, he won both matches. Many players don't care about crowd's support and some (Hewitt) play better when the world is against them.
Also, things change. I don't remember Federer having a lot of support in US in 2003/2004 (esp. Houston 2003).

Xristos
03-28-2008, 03:39 PM
^Rog looks great in those pics..

SUKTUEN
03-28-2008, 04:55 PM
Suktuen~~~That is Roger's mother and his dad is sitting to her left.
:)
luna :wavey:

thanks for your reply!
and thankyou so much for the pic again!!
the pic are great!:D:D

GOOOOOOOOOOO Roger!!:bounce::bounce:

Sunset of Age
03-28-2008, 06:18 PM
I wonder what he'll say when more and more people start rooting for his opponents. In IW Nadal and Fish got WAY more crowd support than the Djoker (except for a few of his obnoxious Serb fans who were scolded by the umpire several times), but that was to be expected obviously.

That's already the case I think. At the AO, people were rooting for Rogi in the semifinal, and for Tsonga in the final, at least that's what I read later on as I didn't get to see those matches.

nobama
03-28-2008, 06:19 PM
Sheryl, what happened to your thread in GM. It's not funny anymore. :sad:

mangoes
03-28-2008, 06:23 PM
Sheryl, what happened to your thread in GM. It's not funny anymore. :sad:

Silly Serbian MTFers.........My next banner will include all the wonderful reps I've received from them over this thread. Somehow, making fun of Djerk's book equals hating Serbians:rolleyes:

Sunset of Age
03-28-2008, 06:44 PM
Silly Serbian MTFers.........My next banner will include all the wonderful reps I've received from them over this thread. Somehow, making fun of Djerk's book equals hating Serbians:rolleyes:

IMHO the idiotic reactions of those Djerkotards only add up to the fun. ;)
Greatest Tool in the box was 'Platinum' until yesterday, but I guess that honour should now go to 'Branimir' :lol:.

Looking forward to your new banner, Sheryl! :lol:

Eden
03-28-2008, 07:42 PM
Roger Federer Interview - Miami, Mar 27

Posted on March 28, 2008


SONY ERICSSON OPEN

March 27, 2008

Roger Federer

MIAMI, FLORIDA

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.


Q. How would you assess the first three tournaments of the year for you, and has that left your priorities unchanged? Would you have modified them at all?
ROGER FEDERER: They have been rather tricky, I would think, you know. First one of the year is always tough, because there are no real tournaments beforehand. And especially this year with the sickness, I think it was even more complicated, you know.
So preparation definitely wasn't at its best. Dubai, again, I had a long break before that, and I had a really difficult draw. After realizing what I really had, you know, expectations were maybe really high, you know.
Then in Indian Wells, maybe I'm lacking matches, obviously, going into the event as well, like in Dubai, and I actually played okay.
So, I would think top 5 in the race, things are not looking too bad, and priorities don't really change for the rest of the year now.

Q. After this is over, do you think you'll have some problem going back to Wimbledon?
ROGER FEDERER: No, not really. It was just a matter of getting enough matches in in the last events. I mean, these two tournaments are tricky anyway. I realized that last year. You know, if you play well everything's great. If you lose you have actually some nice time to practice and relax.
When you tend to lose you want to play again so you can forget. But especially during these two tournaments. The press writes a little bit too much sometimes. For me, it's just a matter of getting back on the winning road, and it would be good for me to win three matches at Indian Wells. Now it's back to normal again, which is a good thing.

Q. Tiger was in town last week, and your friendship with Tiger has been much talked about. Did you have a chance to talk to him about the ending of his winning streak, and how did he take it?
ROGER FEDERER: I don't know. I missed him, unfortunately, you know. But he's on a great run, and hope he's doing well. I'm sure he is. I don't think a tournament like this really distracts him too much. It's all about getting the green jacket in a couple of weeks.

Q. Mono is kind of a recurrent thing. Are you sort of talking to doctors as you go along? Are you having tests, or do you think it's passed now?
ROGER FEDERER: I hope it's passed. I guess there's never a guarantee that it comes back, but I hope it doesn't come back. It didn't disturb me in a crazy way, you know. If you think about it, I still played semis of the Australian under the circumstances. Didn't miss any tournaments at all, which is not a bad thing, considering.
Probably go and do one more check-up probably after Miami just to see how I'm doing. But really my heart rate's doing well, you know. I've been monitoring that with my condition trainer. I'm happy the way I'm playing again out there.
You know, things feel good, anyway. But i haven't been close to any setbacks, which is a good thing as well.

Q. How does the Swiss press treat you, Roger? We can't read it. We don't know. I don't know if you even read it. But does it have any effect on you?
ROGER FEDERER: What do you mean, in general?

Q. In general. And now if they're writing, Our boy is in a slump or something like that.
ROGER FEDERER: No, I mean, usually they're pretty good. I haven't had too much trouble with them, you know. Some write too many things to try to sell papers, obviously, but you can't stop that.
You know, I'm on a good basis with them because I see them too often to be on a bad level with them.

Q. You mentioned the media. Do you ever second guess yourself at this point in your career? Are you completely beyond that, or do you are have moments where you wonder about staying on top? And also, do you find this recent stretch motivating for you?
ROGER FEDERER: We have to remember that this is the plan I chose six months, nine months ago. So I knew that if I don't play very well I'm not going to play many tournaments. But you have to understand that I picked this schedule to be in my best possible -- best possible shape for what's coming up, and that's in the next few weeks and months ahead of me.
Especially through the French Open until the US Open where I'll have four massive tournaments in a short span. This is really when I want to be at my peak.
The sickness just before the Australian Open was the biggest problem for me, because that really sort of set me back a little bit. But I still played, I thought, very well throughout the event, and just felt a little slow throughout. I played very well still, I think. And I lacked some matches, and that was going to happen. I knew that. But I'm used to that situation since many, many years.
I always take a month off, sometimes even two months, and come back and do well. But something happens every time. And for this reason there's no need to second guess or panic whatsoever. I'm quite amazed what the headlines are at the moment, to be honest.

Q. Considering you were such a powerful advocate of Monte-Carlo's tournament as a Masters Series, how grateful were you to see that it is voted as the ATP Tournament of the Year this year?
ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, surprised, because it's one of the tournaments with the biggest hassle for me as a player. Even though I like the tournament, the fans are just outrageous over there. I can hardly move from the practice courts back to the locker room.
But honestly, the weather usually always works. The scenery with the ocean, it's nice, you know, to see that voted by the players. It's a beautiful tournament. I'm happy it's still on the calendar, and I'll definitely be playing it this year again.

Q. When people talk about other players trying to close the gap, the focus tends to be on Novak and Rafa. Is Andy Roddick part of that equation at this point? He's had so much trouble against you head-to-head. Do you consider him among the very top rivals for you?
ROGER FEDERER: Well, I mean, I would think so. Everybody who is in the top 10 is a rival to me. You know, even the No. 50 in the world, because I don't choose the draw, you know. That's somebody else who does that.
For me, I mean, I'm concentrating on my own thing, you know. If it happens that I'm going to stay No. 1 in the world for so long, it's great. If it looks like it's the future, that's great, too. But I can't control how the other guys play except when I play them. This is the tricky part about our sport.
But Andy's definitely right up there. He puts himself into positions over and over again, where if the draw falls his way or he gets a good day when he needs it, that he could win a Grand Slam. I think that's what it's about for him.
He's been No. 1 in the world before, So I don't think that's really the thing that motivates him the very most. I think it's about winning Davis Cup, winning big titles, you know, like Dubai and the Master Series, like here, for instance, and then go on and try to win a Grand Slam. So, yeah, absolutely.

Q. What is Novak doing right now that's making him so difficult to play?
ROGER FEDERER: Well, I think he's just improved as a player in terms of, you know, his experience. You know, he's moving well, very well at the moment, I think. He's definitely, you know, played very strong on the outdoor hard courts. I think this is where the last few tournaments have been played, and he's been very strong in Australia and then again in Indian Wells. Struggled last year in Shanghai, you know, which was quite a surprise.
But as a youngster, you always have your ups and downs. And your ups will be very high, you know, because there are no limits when you're young. So he's been playing really well, so it's been impressive.

Q. Talk about how important this particular tournament is in terms of your schedule and getting back on track. Could you comment on confidence? Is that something that's maybe overrated that we all sort of talk about and think it so critical, but maybe that's just...
ROGER FEDERER: Confidence is very important. You sometimes can enter a tournament being totally confident and totally tired and still win it just through confidence, because, you know, you sort of recuperate throughout the event. Sort of just because you're playing so well at the moment, that sort of carries you through.
Whereas maybe sometimes when you just play not as good, you know, you're too concerned about too many little things, you know. But this tournament, to me, I mean, it's important, you know, but it's not important to what's ahead.
Because after this I'm moving away from hard courts and I'm going on clay. So it's a different total sport almost. This is where my focus will then change at the French Open. At the moment I'm just concentrating on doing well at this event.

Q. In Australia, you knew you were slower, you knew that you weren't the Roger Federer that you used to be. Did you get angry with yourself?
ROGER FEDERER: No, not really.

Q. Did you ever say, Gosh darn it, why is this going on?
ROGER FEDERER: Well, remember the first two matches were great, those games. The third one was hard fought. I'm proud of myself to get through that one.
Blake and Berdych was sort of all right. I had a tough one. I sort of came through, didn't play my best, so you're analyzing in that type of way. Only then do you realize I'm just, you know, not as bouncy as usual.
Then especially I felt it against Djokovic when I really had to show the skills of defense, and I couldn't come up with the shots. I couldn't come back from a point. I couldn't go from defense to offense. This is when I really realized something was just really weird.
I couldn't figure out what it was, but then you move on. Say, Okay, I guess he had a good day. I didn't have my best. Maybe I can do better. You forget about it. Then later when you sort of test is when you really sort of understand what really happened. But this is how I felt throughout the tournament. So you try to block it from your mind, then something would be really wrong.

Q. You mentioned the French Open. Is it more important to you this year than previously? And is it correct that you have one more clay court tournament in your schedule this year?
ROGER FEDERER: It's going to stay as important as the last few years for me. I know that I have a real chance since the last three years, since I made my first semis, really, and the French really started to happen for me.
So it's not more important than the last few years. Yes, I play Estoril, Monaco, week off, Rome, Hamburg, week off, Paris. So that's my schedule.

Q. Why an extra clay court for you?
ROGER FEDERER: It's quite simple actually. I used to miss Monaco for a couple of years. That gave me three or four weeks of practice on clay. Then I decided to play it after all, and then I always had two weeks between Monaco and Rome. So that gave me enough time also again to work on things and prepare.
This year, because of the change of the Olympic year, we only have one week in between. I could not really fit any practice on clay anyways, so I decided just to play. That's why I want to play one extra tournament.

Q. Ten years ago was very important for my country, Chile, because Rios was No. 1 here. You were very young, but maybe you can remember something about that, about his career.
ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I mean, I was a big admirer of Marcelo. I thought he was one of the players with the best talent around. He was one my favorite players at the time being.
Him and Pete Sampras back then were my favorite players.
Happy for him that he got to No. 1 in the world. Not happy that he never won a Grand Slam, you know. But I was fortunate enough to play him a few times and practice with him a few times. So, yeah, I have good memories of Marcelo.

Q. He will play against Sampras in a few weeks. What do you think about that match?
ROGER FEDERER: Good luck to Marcelo. It's a tough match, but I think very interesting to the fans.

Q. You talked about the importance of confidence. Can you talk about where your confidence is right now? Are you kind of getting it back, or do you feel like you're sort of raring to go?
ROGER FEDERER: Well, definitely confidence came back. I really needed -- sometimes it only takes a match, you know. So I felt better right away much better after winning my first round in Indian Wells to losing the first round last year.
There's always a little bit of doubt. I played well against Mahut and then also Ljubicic. It's unfortunate I couldn't play well against Tommy, because I think that would have been a good match for both us.
But you know, the match with Fish, you forget about it. You move on, you analyze it, then you look forward. I feel fine now. I'm motivated and I'm confident on the practice courts. We'll see now in the match if it's going to pay off, all the hard work I did in between.

End of FastScripts

Source: http://www.tennis-x.com/story/2008-03-28/h.php

nobama
03-28-2008, 08:22 PM
:wavey: Djoker. :D :D :D

OK Roger now don't screw this up by exiting early. :armed:

nobama
03-28-2008, 08:23 PM
Silly Serbian MTFers.........My next banner will include all the wonderful reps I've received from them over this thread. Somehow, making fun of Djerk's book equals hating Serbians:rolleyes:
Gotta have something on Djokers loss (er...tank) in Miami today. :aparty:

Skyward
03-28-2008, 08:42 PM
:wavey: Djoker. :D :D :D

OK Roger now don't screw this up by exiting early. :armed:

I'm thinking the same. Monfils has the game to pull off an upset.

nobama
03-28-2008, 08:44 PM
I just saw the 'Roger got booed' thread in GM.....gotta love the post from tangerine dream claiming it was Roger's "tard" fans who booed him. :haha:

I do have to wonder how some of these threads stay active and don't get deleted. Mods are way to lax over there.

nobama
03-28-2008, 08:46 PM
I'm thinking the same. Monfils has the game to pull off an upset.
I hope not. :scared:

:lol: at the Djerktards saying this was an expected tank from Djoker. Yep, guys that tank matches make sure they last 2+ hours...and are tournments where they're defending champ. :yeah:

Sunset of Age
03-28-2008, 08:50 PM
:lol: at the Djerktards saying this was an expected tank from Djoker. Yep, guys that tank matches make sure they last 2+ hours...and are tournments where they're defending champ. :yeah:

I just DIED LAUGHING reading that. This was Djoko's chance to give Rafa a good knock-out in fighting for the #2 position (not even to mention attacking Roger's!), the last big HC tournament before the clay season starts off, and he would TANK this match?

:retard: :retard: :retard: :lol:

anon57
03-28-2008, 08:54 PM
:lol: Great going Anderson, I really hope Federer does well now

ExpectedWinner
03-28-2008, 08:59 PM
I hope not. :scared:

:lol: at the Djerktards saying this was an expected tank from Djoker.

His tiny organism can't deal with the hangover after the victory and players party. It happened in Cinci as well.

lunahielo
03-28-2008, 09:02 PM
Allez Roger!

Sunset of Age
03-28-2008, 09:02 PM
His tiny organism can't deal with the hangover after the victory and players party. It happened in Cinci as well.

Yeah, it must be the tiny organism, hahahah...

Eden
03-28-2008, 09:08 PM
Good luck for the match Roger :)

Sunset of Age
03-28-2008, 09:22 PM
Good luck for the match Roger :)

Indeed... I'm not expressing any expectations for anyone anymore.

NYCtennisfan
03-29-2008, 01:21 AM
ONce again, we see how deep the ATP tour is. One off day and you're done. That's why Fed's run over the last 5 years has been unbelievable.

BTW, I'm quite sure that Fed would've liked to play Isner as opposed to Monfils.

Xristos
03-29-2008, 01:34 AM
Go Rogi!

rofe
03-29-2008, 02:08 AM
ONce again, we see how deep the ATP tour is. One off day and you're done. That's why Fed's run over the last 5 years has been unbelievable.

BTW, I'm quite sure that Fed would've liked to play Isner as opposed to Monfils.

Exactly.

Not sure about the Isner part. Monfils is a grinder with a big serve so Fed can actually get a better rhythm against Monfils even if Monfils is more dangerous from the back court.

Minnie
03-29-2008, 02:12 AM
I thought Isner gave Fed some trouble last year (USO?), so I was actually not disappointed he lost.

I only just got in to see the news from Miami about the defending champion going out to a .... qualifier .... :lol::lol::lol: But I thought he was going to take over the No 1 spot at any moment .... :lol::lol:

Corey Feldman
03-29-2008, 02:49 AM
Another grindy sort of opponent for Fed, i dont like it.

NYCtennisfan
03-29-2008, 04:06 AM
I thought Isner gave Fed some trouble last year (USO?), so I was actually not disappointed he lost.

I only just got in to see the news from Miami about the defending champion going out to a .... qualifier .... :lol::lol::lol: But I thought he was going to take over the No 1 spot at any moment .... :lol::lol:

Isner gave him troubles for a set and then was beaten up like a challenger for the rest of the match. Isner served really well to keep the scoreline respectable.

Feds had a lot of nice things to say about Gael's game two years ago, but Gael hasn't done much to improve other than his serve which can be on fire at times. If Feds gets off to his customary 2-0, 3-1, 4-1, 4-2, etc. leads, should be an easy one. If Gael holds early, then it could be a real battle.

yanchr
03-29-2008, 04:19 AM
Djoker :haha:

But right now I'm not looking past Monfils. This has the potential to be an upset :tape:

Rommella
03-29-2008, 04:34 AM
Am just thinking he's French, cf. Roger's comment about French players in his presser after the Mahut match.

soraya
03-29-2008, 05:41 AM
ONce again, we see how deep the ATP tour is. One off day and you're done. That's why Fed's run over the last 5 years has been unbelievable.

BTW, I'm quite sure that Fed would've liked to play Isner as opposed to Monfils.

Agree, it will be difficult for the newcomers to equal or even to come close to Roger's consistency, and Djerk wants to be # 1?

ExpectedWinner
03-29-2008, 05:46 AM
and Djerk wants to be # 1?

Why not? So far, his results are similar to Fed's 2004 results. Even with this loss he's doing very well.

World Beater
03-29-2008, 05:58 AM
Why not? So far, his results similar to Fed's 2004 results. Even with this loss he's doing very well.

federer said it best.

"usually young players have many ups and downs. the sky is the limit for the ups".

djoker's consistency is only going to improve with time and he is not likely to dip in confidence. Im sure he will be a major force when the us hardcourt season rolls around and joker can earn some quality pts on clay and grass.

even with federer playing subpar tennis and potentiall making a lot of semis, he could still be #1 quite comfortably. #1 isn't the main priority of course. Its the titles that count at this point.

soraya
03-29-2008, 07:11 AM
Why not? So far, his results are similar to Fed's 2004 results. Even with this loss he's doing very well.

the loss speaks volumes in the consistency department, Djerk will not be able to win consistenly week in and week out. As for Fed's 2004 results, Djerk did not win Dubai whereas Fed in 2004 won AO, Dubai and IW.;) 2004 ended with Fed winning Hamburg, Halle, Wimby, Gstaad, Toronto, US open and the Master's cup to cap that, do you really think the Djerk or any other active player can achieve that in a year? then you have more faith in the Djerk than I do.

ExpectedWinner
03-29-2008, 07:40 AM
2004 ended with Fed winning Hamburg, Halle, Wimby, Gstaad, Toronto, US open and the Master's cup to cap that, do you really think the Djerk or any other active player can achieve that in a year? then you have more faith in the Djerk than I do.

I said his first 3 month are similar to Fed's first 3 month in 2004. I think he's able to do better on clay than Fed did in 2004. Who knows, how the season is going to unfold, he might not need to win this much to become No1 at the end of the year. There were years when No1 won *only* 1 Slam, a couple of TMSes and reached SF/QTR elsewhere.
With Fed winning everything, people forgot what consistency means. First of all, he's been very consistent for someone who's only 20-21. Most probably, his physical peak is 1,5-2 years from now. Second, back to back TMSes often produce such upsets. Third, a GS win, semis in Dubai, win in Miami is a very strong start, imo. :shrug: As for now, at the end of March, he's in good position to reach No1, that's all I was trying to say in my first post.

Stevens Point
03-29-2008, 07:45 AM
Alles gueti, Rotschaa!! :bounce:

comeback
03-29-2008, 08:12 AM
Hello,everyone.I am new here.Nice to meet you

JediFed
03-29-2008, 09:06 AM
Hello comeback and welcome!

Can't believe Nole wasted this opportunity.

Now we just need Federer to make a good run here at Miami and put to rest all the comments about his career being done.

Funny this day has been horrible for me, but at least some good things come from it.

didadida
03-29-2008, 09:36 AM
Hello,everyone.I am new here.Nice to meet you

Hi COMEBACK :wavey:

Eden
03-29-2008, 11:17 AM
Hello,everyone.I am new here.Nice to meet you

Welcome to MTF :wavey: Hope you'll enjoy it here :)

SUKTUEN
03-29-2008, 12:34 PM
GOOOOOOOOOOOO Roger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:bounce::bounce:

NYCtennisfan
03-29-2008, 10:51 PM
Welcome aboard Comeback.

soraya
03-30-2008, 01:22 AM
Well done! A sharper Roger, totally different than the one we have last seen.

NYCtennisfan
03-30-2008, 01:25 AM
Did you get to see it? It seemed as though he was struggling on serve in the 2nd set for three straight games.

lunahielo
03-30-2008, 01:26 AM
Nice job, Roger :bounce:

lunahielo
03-30-2008, 01:28 AM
Hello,everyone.I am new here.Nice to meet you

Welcome, comeback~~:)
Hope you like it here with us!
luna:wavey:

nobama
03-30-2008, 01:28 AM
Did you get to see it? It seemed as though he was struggling on serve in the 2nd set for three straight games.Typical walk about. :o He kept coming to net though. I'm happy anytime he's at coming in. :D

soraya
03-30-2008, 01:29 AM
Did you get to see it? It seemed as though he was struggling on serve in the 2nd set for three straight games.
yes, but at least he held serve. the live stream was bad, but better than nothing.

elessar
03-30-2008, 01:30 AM
Did you get to see it? It seemed as though he was struggling on serve in the 2nd set for three straight games.
He thought he had won the match too soon and made some silly UEs after breaking, Gael played pretty well considering his level these past few months.
I still liked what I saw in the first set and a half, he hit his FH pretty well, served great and went to the net a lot which is always a good sign of his form.

I also liked his play on BPs, very agressive didn't wait for an error

Sunset of Age
03-30-2008, 01:35 AM
He thought he had won the match too soon and made some silly UEs after breaking, Gael played pretty well considering his level these past few months.
I still liked what I saw in the first set and a half, he hit his FH pretty well, served great and went to the net a lot which is always a good sign of his form.

I also liked his play on BPs, very agressive didn't wait for an error

I second all of this.

NYCtennisfan
03-30-2008, 01:40 AM
That's good to hear. :) How as the "zip" on the serve and FH? He was hitting like a junior against Fish. Was there some "zip" on the serve?

elessar
03-30-2008, 01:44 AM
He wasn't hitting it hard, he was more careful about his placement I think (given that Gael returns so far back) and he got a lot of short replies to put away. He also hit some great 2nd serves

Marek.
03-30-2008, 01:44 AM
Hello,everyone.I am new here.Nice to meet you

Welcome. :D Nice to meet you too.

Sunset of Age
03-30-2008, 01:47 AM
Hello,everyone.I am new here.Nice to meet you

:wavey: Hi Comeback, hope you'll enjoy it over here! :D

World Beater
03-30-2008, 02:23 AM
Federer was moving today and that was the good news.

He was still a little shaky off the fh side but it was a huge improvement from last weeks debacle against fishy

mangoes
03-30-2008, 02:30 AM
Federer was moving today and that was the good news.

He was still a little shaky off the fh side but it was a huge improvmement from last weeks debacle against fishy.

I hope he can keep it up. He started strong in IW and then collapsed against Fish...

World Beater
03-30-2008, 02:40 AM
More info on fed's situation from tony godsick:

Apparently, fed has been more than a step slow BECAUSE OF THE SICKNESS. Federer prefers to play his way into shape rather than take rest and is not concerned about some minor losses to players who he would spank normally anyway (i.e.fishy). Godsick says expect fed to gradually improve as his health and fitness comes back. Federer is a step slower than he wants to be and so his performances may be more up and down.

Federer is also aware of the pts race, and is right now getting more matches and picking pts up to preserve #1 in the hopes that when he comes back to 100%, he will be back and clicking consistently to resume where he left off.

elessar
03-30-2008, 02:43 AM
More info on fed's situation from tony godsick:

Apparently, fed has been more than a step slow BECAUSE OF THE SICKNESS. Federer prefers to play his way into shape rather than take rest and is not concerned about some minor losses to players who he would spank normally anyway (i.e.fishy). Godsick says expect fed to gradually improve as his health and fitness comes back. Federer is a step slower than he wants to be and so his performances may be more up and down.

Federer is also aware of the pts race, and is right now getting more matches and picking pts up to preserve #1 in the hopes that when he comes back to 100%, he will be back and clicking consistently to resume where he left off.
Thanks for that, where did you see it BTW ?
I'd like to believe that's true because it'd mean it's nto a motivation problem for Roger and it would explain why he looked so unconcerned by his loss to Fish. But considering it comes from his agent I'm taking it with a pinch of salt (no offense)

nobama
03-30-2008, 02:48 AM
Thanks for posting that. I'm glad Roger's doing whatever he can now to hold on to #1. Clay season should be interesting.

elessar
03-30-2008, 02:48 AM
I'm dreading the moment some tool like Aloimeh or CD finds this and start the mono discussion all over again :o

Sunset of Age
03-30-2008, 02:54 AM
I'm dreading the moment some tool like Aloimeh or CD finds this and start the mono discussion all over again :o

:help: :help: :help:

You might have noticed that I've tried to explain how mono/pfeiffer-infection can actually cause anyone's resistance to break down - and how it might well be reoccuring.

Nay, Tool!-Aloimeh attacked me for all of that, stating he/she/it is a doc. Well the funny thing is, I happen to have a PhD. in ... molecular biochemistry. I thought I had a good say on this matter, eh? :p (of course I never told Mr./Mrs./Its TOOL about this - all I said is that I truly pity his/her/its future patients!)