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yanchr
07-01-2008, 01:09 PM
I agree with you, having watched Roger play Hewitt on so many occassions, Rocky doesnt really have anything to hurt him with. One has to wonder why Roger did not try and flatten out his shots after the 1st set. I can understand during the 1st set that it was tight and that he did not want to make any errors but it should not have been an issue in the 2nd set. My biggest concern is that he will be forced to flatten out his shots once he plays Safin or Nadal and not having done that in the previous matches the errors that we will be seeing will be astronomical.
You know what I hated most about his performance, yes, his soft with-nothing-on-it forehand. I think he did better in the first two rounds, and did a lot better during most of the clay season. Wondering what happened or what was in his mind...He will need that shot.

Anyway, I just hope he can lift his game, because this Wimbledon has been all about playing with conviction from Murray,Safin and Ancic, 2 very good opponents for Roger to face if he were to get to the final.
I'm pretty confident that he will beat these two. About that last one, I WAS confident, but am not sure now...I hope he gives me confidence by playing well in the next two matches.

SUKTUEN
07-01-2008, 02:06 PM
if Roger really play the final with nadal~~ he need to serve very very well and play very forcus in the whole match!

juninhOH
07-01-2008, 04:15 PM
if Fed plays his normal against Nadal he will win, there is no doubt on that. I'm only afraid about his mind.

You forgot something: Federer cannot be beaten on grass. He will not be beaten.

Federerhingis
07-01-2008, 11:27 PM
You know what I hated most about his performance, yes, his soft with-nothing-on-it forehand. I think he did better in the first two rounds, and did a lot better during most of the clay season. Wondering what happened or what was in his mind...He will need that shot.


I'm pretty confident that he will beat these two. About that last one, I WAS confident, but am not sure now...I hope he gives me confidence by playing well in the next two matches.

I totally agree Laura, his forehand has looked very lackluster all wimbledon long, it's either short and placed without purporse or it's just lacking in pace, it's been way too loopy. It's like he's not putting wait behind the shot, or perhaps he is not generating the same racket head speed which he has been famous for. :scratch:

The next two rounds will tell us a lot about his approach going into the last leg or legs of this forthnight.

His running forehand has really looked bad, he's getting wrong footed quite easily, on grass that never happened at least not from '03-'06. We will have to wait and see I guess. ;)

rofe
07-01-2008, 11:48 PM
I agree with you, having watched Roger play Hewitt on so many occassions, Rocky doesnt really have anything to hurt him with. One has to wonder why Roger did not try and flatten out his shots after the 1st set. I can understand during the 1st set that it was tight and that he did not want to make any errors but it should not have been an issue in the 2nd set. My biggest concern is that he will be forced to flatten out his shots once he plays Safin or Nadal and not having done that in the previous matches the errors that we will be seeing will be astronomical.

Anyway, I just hope he can lift his game, because this Wimbledon has been all about playing with conviction from Murray,Safin and Ancic, 2 very good opponents for Roger to face if he were to get to the final.

Even though it is cause for concern, I am not really that worried about the absence of the flat forehand because I think Roger realizes that this surface is taking the topspin shot quite well.

I am more concerned about his problems with the CC forehand in the last two matches. He is either dumping it into the net or getting balls over with no penetration. That is his bread and butter shot so if that starts to falter, it points to a confidence issue with his forehand.

Federerhingis
07-02-2008, 12:26 AM
Even though it is cause for concern, I am not really that worried about the absence of the flat forehand because I think Roger realizes that this surface is taking the topspin shot quite well.

I am more concerned about his problems with the CC forehand in the last two matches. He is either dumping it into the net or getting balls over with no penetration. That is his bread and butter shot so if that starts to falter, it points to a confidence issue with his forehand.

Case in point, that lack of penetration and it's apparent loss of confidence in the shot is certainly a concern. Perhaps he's saving it up for tomorrow, the semis and most importantly for the finals, if he manages to get there by picking up his game and playing up to his usual wimbledon standards. ;)

RogiFan88
07-02-2008, 02:10 AM
GO, ROGI!!! Let's hope the rain doesn't interrupt your match vs. Mario!

oneandonlyhsn
07-02-2008, 04:30 AM
Even though it is cause for concern, I am not really that worried about the absence of the flat forehand because I think Roger realizes that this surface is taking the topspin shot quite well.

I am more concerned about his problems with the CC forehand in the last two matches. He is either dumping it into the net or getting balls over with no penetration. That is his bread and butter shot so if that starts to falter, it points to a confidence issue with his forehand.

Ditto, whatever the issues I hope he can sort them out today, I use to love watching Federer's FH and now I'd rather watch his BH :o

Anyway, I am going to watch his performance against Mario and make judgements from there.
I am very excited about the Murray vs Nadal match.

trickcy
07-02-2008, 04:35 AM
I 'm concerned about his forehand too. His off forehand seems OK, but as rofe said the CCFH has nothing on it. Not too sure about the DTL. He hasn't hit it much, has he? And against Ancic, Safin and whoever is in the finals, he'll need to flatten his forehand, and I just hope that he won't make dozens of UE doing that.
Ancic up next
Allez Roger :rocker2:

ExpectedWinner
07-02-2008, 05:14 AM
Check this out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rab-dBOm7ns

Not only his fh was a real weapon, but also he was a step faster; and these effortless, crisp, adjusting little steps are not there anymore.

nobama
07-02-2008, 06:04 AM
I read that Nadal has a calf strain. He was wearing kinesio tape during his practice yesterday. Hmm...I wonder how much is legit and how much is Nadal just being Nadal. There's always something with him. Yet he still runs down every ball and runs like a rabbit on court....

oneandonlyhsn
07-02-2008, 06:48 AM
Check this out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rab-dBOm7ns

Not only his fh was a real weapon, but also he was a step faster; and these effortless, crisp, adjusting little steps are not there anymore.

God I miss that FH :sad: I think since he tried to do well at RG his cc FH has just gone down the toilet

soraya
07-02-2008, 06:53 AM
I read that Nadal has a calf strain. He was wearing kinesio tape during his practice yesterday. Hmm...I wonder how much is legit and how much is Nadal just being Nadal. There's always something with him. Yet he still runs down every ball and runs like a rabbit on court....

It sounds like the usual psycological warfare he wages prior a big event.:rolleyes: The calf straing is a new one, in his interview he said he heard the crack behind the knee.

NYCtennisfan
07-02-2008, 07:28 AM
God I miss that FH :sad: I think since he tried to do well at RG his cc FH has just gone down the toilet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukileFiQZ44&feature=related

Look at the Fh's at :48 and 3:18. He used to get to the ball so quickly and then explode through the ball across his body with that FH. Now he reaches and 'arms' it CC.

yanchr
07-02-2008, 08:40 AM
You almost want to cry watching those forehands. Remember back then in 2005 I was even complaining about his being a bit more conservative than in 2003/2004 :tape: I watched a bit of 2005 Wimbledon final recently and couldn't watch more than a couple of points...because I realize I still want to watch him now and in the future :tape:

All said, we are being a bit too nostalgic here...

We can't compare him now with the old God Roger Federer. He is losing his step with or without mono, which is a fact and the biggest problem that he himself doesn't have any solution to. And I accept that fact.

With my previous posts, I was only referring to the Hewitt match, and I think he can definitely play better than that for his current standards. Hopefully tonight...

SUKTUEN
07-02-2008, 09:00 AM
GOD Please Bless Roger play a good match tonight!!:worship:

Allezzzzzzzzzz Roger!!!:bounce::bounce:

oneandonlyhsn
07-02-2008, 09:29 AM
I am just praying for the best and for him to keep improving.

nobama
07-02-2008, 12:17 PM
Never thought I'd see the day when PMac is more of a Nadal tard than JMac. :lol: Apparently he said on ESPN today that Andy Murray will be lucky not to get a beatdown from Nadal and Ancic has a better chance of upsetting Roger.

Oh and looks like Nadal is playing his little games again....Pam Shriver was watching him practice and said he only had a "light hit" and wasn't running much. Of course once he's on court he'll be running around like crazy (might take an injury time out first, of course). :rolleyes:

juninhOH
07-02-2008, 12:29 PM
come on guys. Its the age. Roger is pretty much 27 now. Besides, there is that confidence thing. Nadal never had a Roger season and never will have one, where he loses 4 matches a season. Thats just sick. We should all be thankful Roger gave us 4 seasons of that, FOUR.

Now it's time to get used and accept the fact that soon (in 1 or 2 years) he will not be the most consistent player out there, but still be one of the very best.

I just hope he is like Agassi and can play and win Grand Slams until he is 32. If Roger ties Sampras I'll be very happy.

In my opinion he is the greatest already, level speaking, but I want him to be considered the greatest in everyone's eyes.

ExpectedWinner
07-02-2008, 12:38 PM
I just hope he is like Agassi and can play and win Grand Slams until he is 32.

Doubtful. Agassi had never relied on his movement/defensive skills as much as current top players do.

Daniel
07-02-2008, 01:02 PM
Roger broke seving 2- love
:D

Daniel
07-02-2008, 01:03 PM
Roger leads Ancic 3-love in firs set
Go Roger :bounce:

lunahielo
07-02-2008, 01:06 PM
does anybody have it live?
I have Safin -Lopez....nothing about Roger.

lunahielo
07-02-2008, 01:07 PM
If someone could tell us how he's playing....it would be nice..

Daniel
07-02-2008, 01:07 PM
Roger *3-1

Daniel
07-02-2008, 01:09 PM
Roger 4-1*
Keep going Roger...:bounce:

SerenaFederer
07-02-2008, 01:15 PM
bp to go up 5-1 :)

Daniel
07-02-2008, 01:16 PM
Roger broke again *5-1 :)

SerenaFederer
07-02-2008, 01:16 PM
5-1 :) playing very well....serve it out now :)

juninhOH
07-02-2008, 01:16 PM
Yeah, Roger is slow, yeah, right.

NYCtennisfan
07-02-2008, 01:17 PM
Ancic playing differently from what he did in 2006 where he stayed back a lot. He's coming in on a lot and Fed is passing him left and right. Fed looking very good so far.

Daniel
07-02-2008, 01:17 PM
Roger wins first set 6-1 :clap2:

juninhOH
07-02-2008, 01:17 PM
Ancic is not playing well tho, nor serving well.

SerenaFederer
07-02-2008, 01:17 PM
6-1 :dance: now roll some more fed!!!

NYCtennisfan
07-02-2008, 01:17 PM
Easily one of his best sets of the year.

juninhOH
07-02-2008, 01:18 PM
But credit has to be given to Roger. He is returning right at Mario's feet, and is barely missing anything.

NYCtennisfan
07-02-2008, 01:18 PM
Ancic is not playing well tho, nor serving well.

True. Federer only lost one point on serve the entire set. An early break in the 2nd and it might break Ancic completely.

lunahielo
07-02-2008, 01:19 PM
thanks so much.. :hug:
luna

SerenaFederer
07-02-2008, 01:20 PM
Ancic is not playing well tho, nor serving well.

true....but he's doing what some commentators say needs to be done against federer...he's coming to net, which people say needs to be done to take federer out of his groove...but i think after 02 federer has never underestimated him again and knows how ancic will play...since 02 he's never lost to ancic

SerenaFederer
07-02-2008, 01:22 PM
1-0 ancic

Daniel
07-02-2008, 01:22 PM
Ancic hled serve
Roger serving love - 1

SerenaFederer
07-02-2008, 01:22 PM
15 winners 2 errors in set 1 from fed :eek:

NYCtennisfan
07-02-2008, 01:22 PM
true....but he's doing what some commentators say needs to be done against federer...he's coming to net, which people say needs to be done to take federer out of his groove...but i think after 02 federer has never underestimated him again and knows how ancic will play...since 02 he's never lost to ancic

JMac spent 2 hours on air in 2006 talking about how he needs to come in on everything (and he really does), but never mentioned how every time he came in, he got passed.

yanchr
07-02-2008, 01:23 PM
So another example of one day crappy Roger, the next sharp Roger...Much better than the last match :D

But again Ancic is a totdally different player from Hewitt...

Daniel
07-02-2008, 01:24 PM
Roger serving 1 all

SerenaFederer
07-02-2008, 01:24 PM
1-all....rain starting to fall....play suspended

juninhOH
07-02-2008, 01:25 PM
blargh, play suspended :(

Daniel
07-02-2008, 01:26 PM
Rain delay :(

SerenaFederer
07-02-2008, 01:28 PM
JMac spent 2 hours on air in 2006 talking about how he needs to come in on everything (and he really does), but never mentioned how every time he came in, he got passed.


i remember that...lol

oneandonlyhsn
07-02-2008, 01:29 PM
Ancic is not playing well tho, nor serving well.

Fed is playing well, and Ancic looks a bit deflated. However looking at his previous 2 matches he started off the same way and picked up his game tremendously in the 3rd set. I just want Roger to play some good CC FH and flatten out his shots.

Safin :rolleyes: now my hope for a Safin/Fed SF might not happen :mad: I'd rather Fed played Safin than Lalo for the SF and get some a good match before the final

ExpectedWinner
07-02-2008, 01:30 PM
So another example of one day crappy Roger, the next sharp Roger...Much better than the last match :D

But again Ancic is a totdally different player from Hewitt...


Exactly. And his bilaterial movement can not be compared to Nadal/Murray's movement. If Fed wins this match, the last thing we need is Lopez in the semis. It will not be a good preparation for the final.

yanchr
07-02-2008, 01:31 PM
Watching how Ancic comes to the net and gets passed time and time again, you only realize how hard these days it is to serve and volley even on grass...and some so-called experts suggest Roger to do that against the guy with the best passing shots on tour now...

SerenaFederer
07-02-2008, 01:33 PM
Watching how Ancic comes to the net and gets passed time and time again, you only realize how hard these days it is to serve and volley even on grass...and some so-called experts suggest Roger to do that against the guy with the best passing shots on tour now...

:lol:

yanchr
07-02-2008, 01:37 PM
Exactly. And his bilaterial movement can not be compared to Nadal/Murray's movement. If Fed wins this match, the last thing we need is Lopez in the semis. It will not be a good preparation for the final.
I think no match is a good preparation for the final, cuz nobody plays even close to how Nadal does. By now, theoretically Roger should know the keys to play Nadal...

juninhOH
07-02-2008, 01:39 PM
to be honest I don't think the kind of player Roger will face will matter when he is in the final. He has played Nadal many times already, he knows how to play him.

Also if he wants he can spar whoever he wants on the days off.

ExpectedWinner
07-02-2008, 01:42 PM
I think no match is a good preparation for the final, cuz nobody plays even close to how Nadal does. By now, theoretically Roger should know the keys to play Nadal...

He'll need to rediscover his rhythm form the bs. Well, let's focus on Ancic first.

Dirk
07-02-2008, 01:46 PM
So another example of one day crappy Roger, the next sharp Roger...Much better than the last match :D

But again Ancic is a totdally different player from Hewitt...

Fed will dip in this match but I hope it is a quick and small one. Hewitt is much more tougher competitor. Federer knows what he is capable of or this just might be Roger getting better at Wimbledon.

yanchr
07-02-2008, 01:47 PM
Seems like Ancic shouldn't be a problem, neither should Lopez or Safin...

I'm a bit looking forward to Nadal-Murray...if I'm still awake

Daniel
07-02-2008, 01:50 PM
Hope this rain stops soon.

rofe
07-02-2008, 01:52 PM
Exactly. And his bilaterial movement can not be compared to Nadal/Murray's movement. If Fed wins this match, the last thing we need is Lopez in the semis. It will not be a good preparation for the final.

That may be true but Lopez is better preparation than Safin simply because Fed will get used to the lefty serve.

Dirk
07-02-2008, 01:58 PM
Watching how Ancic comes to the net and gets passed time and time again, you only realize how hard these days it is to serve and volley even on grass...and some so-called experts suggest Roger to do that against the guy with the best passing shots on tour now...

He should do that about maybe half the time against Nadal in the final. He just needs to hit a good volley and not hit one back to Piggy.

yanchr
07-02-2008, 02:02 PM
He should do that about maybe half the time against Nadal in the final. He just needs to hit a good volley and not hit one back to Piggy.
Of course I didn't mean he should abandon s&v completely. I just think it shouldn't be the main tactic against Nadal. He needs to find the right time to come in, and then hit a good first volley. But these days he has a tendency to hit the first volley right to his opponent's hands :tape:

juninhOH
07-02-2008, 02:08 PM
yanchr I'm sorry but you look very much like one of those watchers who are like this:

Fed misses a well placed second serve -> "dumb! that was easy!"

Nadal misses a well placed second serve -> don't even care

Fed misses an easy attacking forehand in the middle of the court -> "he is lacking confidence"

Nadla misses an easy attacking forehand in the middle of the court -> don't notice.

It's not easy to play tennis, sometimes you have very little time to react, you think the opponent is going one side and he stays where he is. You can't play perfect tennis all the time.

Dirk
07-02-2008, 02:08 PM
Of course I didn't mean he should abandon s&v completely. I just think it shouldn't be the main tactic against Nadal. He needs to find the right time to come in, and then hit a good first volley. But these days he has a tendency to hit the first volley right to his opponent's hands :tape:

He needs to stop that and I hope if he does it then he still wins most of those points. ESPN people are all writing Roger off in the final. I AM SO F**KING SICK OF THIS S*IT. :fiery:

ExpectedWinner
07-02-2008, 02:13 PM
That may be true but Lopez is better preparation than Safin simply because Fed will get used to the lefty serve.

In general, Fed is not that bad against lefty servers. The problem is how Nadal backs up his serve.

juninhOH
07-02-2008, 02:15 PM
This season Roger is the 3rd best player, and will be 2nd if he finishes the final or wins it, and people are talking like if Federer was over.

What the fuck, because of his level of play Roger will NEVER be over. Unless he gets injured, he will stay most of his career in the top10.

juninhOH
07-02-2008, 02:17 PM
btw Yanchr I feel bad about the way I posted about you, don't get hard feelings towards me.

Dirk
07-02-2008, 02:25 PM
This season Roger is the 3rd best player, and will be 2nd if he finishes the final or wins it, and people are talking like if Federer was over.

What the fuck, because of his level of play Roger will NEVER be over. Unless he gets injured, he will stay most of his career in the top10.

This just makes me want to see Federer win so much more.

juninhOH
07-02-2008, 02:25 PM
bah, this game should be over by now, now I can't see more Federer or Nadal, luck is not on my side today, FUCK.

Dirk
07-02-2008, 02:31 PM
Just saw the first set and Roger is playing great and moving very well. I hope he can stay near this form for the rest of the event and I think he will. :D

yanchr
07-02-2008, 02:34 PM
yanchr I'm sorry but you look very much like one of those watchers who are like this:

Fed misses a well placed second serve -> "dumb! that was easy!"

Nadal misses a well placed second serve -> don't even care

Fed misses an easy attacking forehand in the middle of the court -> "he is lacking confidence"

Nadla misses an easy attacking forehand in the middle of the court -> don't notice.

It's not easy to play tennis, sometimes you have very little time to react, you think the opponent is going one side and he stays where he is. You can't play perfect tennis all the time.
Just to let you know one thing, I didn't even have chance to watch a lot of Nadal this Wimbledon, so didn't have chance to have those reactions you described above. I couldn't care less about when Nadal makes a winner or UE. The fact is Roger is very likely to play Nadal in the final, which is the only reason why I want to watch a bit of him and see how he is doing.

As for Roger, I admit I'm a demanding fan. But I'm not as blind as to think he has to play perfect tennis all the time. I complain about some aspects that I think he is able to do better within his current ability. I never complain about things that he has no control over, for example the movement (I feel sad about instead), or his opponent being too good. Check out my posts after RG final. I remember you were the one with a lot of hope beforehands and complained a lot and very disappointed afterwards...

Also don't feel bad about your words to me. I didn't feel bad myself :lol: I know what kind a fan I am...

Dirk
07-02-2008, 02:43 PM
Roger's movement is great Yancr. He can win this thing even with Nadal play well.

trickcy
07-02-2008, 02:44 PM
Why did somebody have to post that video of Roger's forehand? :awww: I miss it.
Anyway, Roger played will the first set, and the covers are off.
C'mon Roger!

trickcy
07-02-2008, 02:45 PM
Roger's movement is great Yancr. He can win this thing even with Nadal play well.

Do you really think so? I'm not being sarcastic, just asking. Because if his forehand is off, I'd be really worried.

And Lopez wins the first set.

yanchr
07-02-2008, 02:53 PM
Roger's movement is great Yancr. He can win this thing even with Nadal play well.
Strangely his movement also varies on different days. I guess apart from the day form, there is a motivation thing involved. He tends to be a bit lazy against lesser players in matches of lesser significance.

If he plays well, of course he can win this, even if Nadal plays well. I'm just not sure what form he will bring to the final. He has had ups and downs in this Wimbledon.

I'm also sick of people writing him off so quickly. I hope that gives him some extra fire.

anon57
07-02-2008, 02:56 PM
:sad: Covers back

trickcy
07-02-2008, 02:58 PM
:sad: Covers back

Sigh, yes :( Any word on when it'll be off again?

yanchr
07-02-2008, 02:58 PM
:sad: Covers back
wasting my sleep time...and then tomorrow turns up in the office like a zombie :(

anon57
07-02-2008, 03:01 PM
wasting my sleep time...and then tomorrow turns up in the office like a zombie :(
:hug:Unfortunately it's still Wimbledon and we couldn't possible have a Wimbledon with only 90 mins of rain last friday

trickcy
07-02-2008, 03:04 PM
From www.wimbledon.org - As it happens,

1.14 pm: With less than two hours to go until his quarter-final match, you’d expect Roger Federer to be psyching himself up - or enduring a vigorous warm-up. Not our ‘too cool for school’ defending champion. Our roving reporter Paul spotted him in the players’ hairdressers with his other half Mirka who was getting a style and blow-dry. And he seemed more concerned with sorting out tickets for his friends than the prospect of facing Super Mario Ancic. Cool as a Kader Nouni is our Roger.

yanchr
07-02-2008, 03:07 PM
:hug:Unfortunately it's still Wimbledon and we couldn't possible have a Wimbledon with only 90 mins of rain last friday
Yeah, it is Wimbledon, so I can't see myself sleep without watching the match. But I will have to miss Nadal-Murray :( Probably I won't miss much anyway:o

We will have a heavy-rain Sunday to make up for the blessed weather so far...I guess it favors Roger...so I won't complain :p

anon57
07-02-2008, 03:14 PM
From the Wimbledon website:4 pm: Still light rain and a heavier shower expected in 10 minutes, but that should be it, so we should have uninterrupted play beginning soon(-ish) and going on for as long as necessary.

So it may still be a while before Roger actually plays but hopefully they're right and once they start play, there won't be anymore raindelays
Edit: Covers off again, and players should be on court in about 15 min according to BBC

rofe
07-02-2008, 03:28 PM
In general, Fed is not that bad against lefty servers. The problem is how Nadal backs up his serve.

Nadal has really improved his slider out wide from the AD court and the Lopez slider out wide should be good preparation. Also, Nadal has been less predictable on the AD side by occasionally serving bombs down the T. I think Lopez's serve will definitely be good practice for Roger's returns. The last thing I want to see is that chipped return to Nadal 's forehand resulting in a DTL forehand from Nadal that is bound to be a sure winner.

SerenaFederer
07-02-2008, 03:38 PM
we start back...30-0 ancic

ExpectedWinner
07-02-2008, 03:38 PM
Nadal has really improved his slider out wide from the AD court and the Lopez slider out wide should be good preparation. Also, Nadal has been less predictable on the AD side by occasionally serving bombs down the T. I think Lopez's serve will definitely be good practice for Roger's returns. The last thing I want to see is that chipped return to Nadal 's forehand resulting in a DTL forehand from Nadal that is bound to be a sure winner.

Fed has problems returning serves down the T. Who doesn't? Sampras always served down the T on bps.

SerenaFederer
07-02-2008, 03:39 PM
2-1 ancic

SerenaFederer
07-02-2008, 03:41 PM
15-30

SerenaFederer
07-02-2008, 03:43 PM
2 horrible shanks and we're at deuce

Daniel
07-02-2008, 03:43 PM
2 all...
Go Roger :bounce:

SerenaFederer
07-02-2008, 03:43 PM
ace...service winner...2-all

Daniel
07-02-2008, 03:46 PM
Mario held easily
Roger seving 2-3

SerenaFederer
07-02-2008, 03:47 PM
3-2 mario

SerenaFederer
07-02-2008, 03:47 PM
ancic has come out serving well

SerenaFederer
07-02-2008, 03:49 PM
3-all

easy hold from fed

Daniel
07-02-2008, 03:49 PM
3-all
Break him, Roger.

SerenaFederer
07-02-2008, 03:53 PM
4-3

Daniel
07-02-2008, 03:53 PM
Roger serv ing 3-4

Daniel
07-02-2008, 03:55 PM
Roger 4 all.
:bounce:

SerenaFederer
07-02-2008, 03:55 PM
love game...4-all

SerenaFederer
07-02-2008, 03:58 PM
love game...

5-4

Daniel
07-02-2008, 04:01 PM
5 all

SerenaFederer
07-02-2008, 04:01 PM
5-all

Daniel
07-02-2008, 04:04 PM
bp Roger.

SerenaFederer
07-02-2008, 04:05 PM
6-5 fed....

Daniel
07-02-2008, 04:05 PM
Roger 6-5 serving for the set
do it Roger, do it
:bounce: :bounce:

JediFed
07-02-2008, 04:06 PM
Finish him off! :D

Roger playing extremely well right now.

SerenaFederer
07-02-2008, 04:08 PM
7-5 fed

Daniel
07-02-2008, 04:08 PM
Roger won second set leads
6-1 7-5

yanchr
07-02-2008, 04:08 PM
Probably not serving and returning as well as 1st set, but he hit some great forehands over the baseline :D

SerenaFederer
07-02-2008, 04:09 PM
so far its just a great day from fed :worship:

SerenaFederer
07-02-2008, 04:10 PM
yea he needs to start getting those ancic returns down by his feet again....but that said...ancic started serving way better that set

Daniel
07-02-2008, 04:11 PM
bp

Daniel
07-02-2008, 04:12 PM
deuce

SerenaFederer
07-02-2008, 04:12 PM
that challenege by fed was horrid :tape:

anon57
07-02-2008, 04:13 PM
:lol:at the challenge

Daniel
07-02-2008, 04:17 PM
this game is taking long

Daniel
07-02-2008, 04:18 PM
deuce again

SerenaFederer
07-02-2008, 04:19 PM
look it's sunlight....there's a shadow on the court :lol:

Daniel
07-02-2008, 04:20 PM
adv Rog

Daniel
07-02-2008, 04:20 PM
deuce

JediFed
07-02-2008, 04:21 PM
deuce number 10?

Daniel
07-02-2008, 04:21 PM
adv ancic

Daniel
07-02-2008, 04:22 PM
deuce again :p

SerenaFederer
07-02-2008, 04:22 PM
1st game lasting as long as the 1st set :tape:

Daniel
07-02-2008, 04:22 PM
Adv Roger again

JediFed
07-02-2008, 04:23 PM
20 minutes almost. :devil:

Deuce again.

SerenaFederer
07-02-2008, 04:26 PM
1-0 ancic

JediFed
07-02-2008, 04:27 PM
Darn :(

Was hoping Fed would break. :mad:

SerenaFederer
07-02-2008, 04:28 PM
1-all easy hold....back to ancic

SerenaFederer
07-02-2008, 04:30 PM
2-1 ancic

yanchr
07-02-2008, 04:34 PM
I'm late but never too late to laugh at his that challenge :rolls:

SerenaFederer
07-02-2008, 04:34 PM
2-all

SerenaFederer
07-02-2008, 04:35 PM
I'm late but never too late to laugh at his that challenge :rolls:

i think everyone had a good laugh at it...i think fed might challenge even if it hit the linesman lol

SerenaFederer
07-02-2008, 04:38 PM
3-2 fed :)

anon57
07-02-2008, 04:38 PM
I'm late but never too late to laugh at his that challenge :rolls:
It's never late for laughing at Roger's challenges:lol:, you'd think he was blind or something. Or he thinks the if he keeps making very bad challenges Hawkeye will screw up one day and they'll get rid of it:shrug:

elessar
07-02-2008, 04:40 PM
I told myself not to post (PMs don't count :ras:) but :rolls: that challenge was trully magnificent :worship:

SerenaFederer
07-02-2008, 04:41 PM
4-2 :dance:

Daniel
07-02-2008, 04:41 PM
4-2 Roger :D

SerenaFederer
07-02-2008, 04:43 PM
It's never late for laughing at Roger's challenges:lol:, you'd think he was blind or something. Or he thinks the if he keeps making very bad challenges Hawkeye will screw up one day and they'll get rid of it:shrug:

lol...:rolls: i think fed has this all planned out...he makes atrocious challenges and the stats for the linesmen go up while hawkeye goes down and people assume its not needed anymore...mission accomplished....


federer is a genius on and off court :worship:

Daniel
07-02-2008, 04:43 PM
4-3 Roger serving

SerenaFederer
07-02-2008, 04:44 PM
fed nearly takes off ancic's head :haha:

Daniel
07-02-2008, 04:46 PM
Roger 5-3
Break Roger, break

SerenaFederer
07-02-2008, 04:46 PM
5-3 :dance:

SerenaFederer
07-02-2008, 04:49 PM
5-4...fed will serve it out now :dance:

Daniel
07-02-2008, 04:49 PM
Roger will serve for match 5-4

NYCtennisfan
07-02-2008, 04:50 PM
Ancic has played well in the 2nd set and the third for that matter. He has hit 26 winners and made only 10 UE's in the last two sets. If Federer loses only 1 point in his last serve game, it will one of his most dominating service performances in ANY grand slam match he has played.

Daniel
07-02-2008, 04:50 PM
15 love

Daniel
07-02-2008, 04:51 PM
30 love

Daniel
07-02-2008, 04:51 PM
40 love

Daniel
07-02-2008, 04:51 PM
Roger beats Ancic 61 75 64 :hug: :kiss: :D

Well done Roger :bounce: :bounce:

SerenaFederer
07-02-2008, 04:51 PM
2nd serve ace...GSM!!! :woohoo:


:worship:

NYCtennisfan
07-02-2008, 04:52 PM
15 service games, 9 points lost.

robinhood
07-02-2008, 04:52 PM
Yeah~~~
No BPs allowed.
That's quite impressive.
Now only if Marat can make it there!

robinhood
07-02-2008, 04:54 PM
15 service games, 9 points lost.

:eek:

JediFed
07-02-2008, 04:56 PM
Wow. The worst possible score he could have, assuming they all pile up, is 6-4 6-4 7-6(5), if he had 4 points pile up in one game in two sets, and gives up a minibreak in the tiebreak. That would make 15 service games at love. :eek:

anon57
07-02-2008, 04:56 PM
15 service games, 9 points lost.
Wimbledon site has 10 points lost on serve

SerenaFederer
07-02-2008, 04:57 PM
masterpiece from federer

NYCtennisfan
07-02-2008, 05:00 PM
Grass season thus far:

122 service games

opponents are 2/26 on break points.

Being broken only twice in 122 service games is a pretty impressive feat.

ExpectedWinner
07-02-2008, 05:11 PM
15 service games, 9 points lost.

Assuming Fed and Nadal reach the final, do you think Fed's serve will carry him through?

robinhood
07-02-2008, 05:21 PM
Assuming Fed and Nadal reach the final, do you think Fed's serve will carry him through?

Serve, farts, or whatever it is that might help!!!

NYCtennisfan
07-02-2008, 05:24 PM
Assuming Fed and Nadal reach the final, do you think Fed's serve will carry him through?

If he starts off serving well i.e. the first set like he has been, then yes. He needs to win the majority of the first two points played on his service games. When he does this, he controls the match. It's all about how much that RG match will be in his mind. Worst case scenario is that he comes out, throws in a double, gets passed, makes an error and loses a rally to get broken--then it's all up in the air. This is the best he's served probably ever, but there will always be a match where the serve doesn't work. Let's hope that's not on Sunday. I think he'll win in 4.

RogerFan82
07-02-2008, 05:34 PM
If he starts off serving well i.e. the first set like he has been, then yes. He needs to win the majority of the first two points played on his service games. When he does this, he controls the match. It's all about how much that RG match will be in his mind. Worst case scenario is that he comes out, throws in a double, gets passed, makes an error and loses a rally to get broken--then it's all up in the air. This is the best he's served probably ever, but there will always be a match where the serve doesn't work. Let's hope that's not on Sunday. I think he'll win in 4.

:yeah::yeah:

RogerFan82
07-02-2008, 05:34 PM
I like the way Fed spoke after the match. I'm confident that he'll win Wimby.

luvly1
07-02-2008, 05:39 PM
Congrats to roger on a great match it was a joy to watch. my fave moment of course was when he almost hit ancic in the face and he walked around the net to say sorry and ancic playfully throws at ball at him. it was so cute.

17 consecutive semifinals....amazing.

NYCtennisfan
07-02-2008, 05:41 PM
Another thing to consider is the weather. I think multiple rain delays will hurt Federer since he's a rhythm player. Heavier, muggier conditions will also hurt the zip on the FH and serve.

oneandonlyhsn
07-02-2008, 05:45 PM
This season Roger is the 3rd best player, and will be 2nd if he finishes the final or wins it, and people are talking like if Federer was over.

What the fuck, because of his level of play Roger will NEVER be over. Unless he gets injured, he will stay most of his career in the top10.

Blah I dont even bother with the commentators and journalists anymore, I watch Rogers matches and evaluate his performance based on how I believe he is capable of playing.

Like most people mentioned, I was really happy with his movement against Ancic and some of his passing shots were just out of this world :eek: I want him to play Safin and not Lalo because of his groundies. Against Safin he will get to play a few rallies with Lalo I dont expect much of that. Also Fed/Safin matches are always entertaining they both raise their games significantly whenever they play each other.

Anyway I am so happy that Roger is through to the SF, its been a tough year for Roger but the sun seems to be shining again in Fed's camp.

NYCtennisfan
07-02-2008, 05:50 PM
Nadal is killing Murray. Murray has had NO chance in the 1st set. I thought he was injured?

rofe
07-02-2008, 05:56 PM
Nadal is killing Murray. Murray has had NO chance in the 1st set. I thought he was injured?

:rolleyes:

rofe
07-02-2008, 05:57 PM
Top half SF is going to be exiting - bottom half is going to be a blowout.

oneandonlyhsn
07-02-2008, 05:57 PM
Nadal is killing Murray. Murray has had NO chance in the 1st set. I thought he was injured?

Did you really buy that :o

NYCtennisfan
07-02-2008, 06:09 PM
Did you really buy that :o

I was being facetious. ;)

Rofe, Nadal will lose 4 or 5 games against Clement. Against Schuettler, he might not not lose more than 1 or 2 games.

Marek.
07-02-2008, 06:13 PM
Is Nadal playing great or is Murray just hungover from his other matches?

marcRD
07-02-2008, 06:15 PM
Is Nadal playing great or is Murray just hungover from his other matches?

Hes playing some of the greatest tennis I have seen this year. Simply amazing tennis...

NYCtennisfan
07-02-2008, 06:20 PM
Nadal's playing better in this match than he has all year. Absolutely brutal.

NYCtennisfan
07-02-2008, 06:24 PM
Murray has won 3 of 38 return points so far and this guy is one of the best return players in the world. One more point and Nadal wins 4 straight love games on serve. :eek: :scared:

EDIT: Murray wins his first return point of the set at 2-5, 0-40 down.

Dirk
07-02-2008, 06:28 PM
Another thing to consider is the weather. I think multiple rain delays will hurt Federer since he's a rhythm player. Heavier, muggier conditions will also hurt the zip on the FH and serve.

but it will also absorb more of the spin on Nadal's FH keeping it lower so Federer should be good to go either way.

Dirk
07-02-2008, 06:30 PM
Murray has won 3 of 38 return points so far and this guy is one of the best return players in the world. One more point and Nadal wins 4 straight love games on serve. :eek: :scared:

EDIT: Murray wins his first return point of the set at 2-5, 0-40 down.

Murray is low on energy in this match.

JediFed
07-02-2008, 06:34 PM
Hes playing some of the greatest tennis I have seen this year. Simply amazing tennis...


Hey Nadaltard, this is fed forum.

You don't see me going to the Nadal forum and bragging bout Fed.

NYCtennisfan
07-02-2008, 06:35 PM
but it will also absorb more of the spin on Nadal's FH keeping it lower so Federer should be good to go either way.

Spin isn't a problem for Federer on this court. In their two matches and 9 sets, there have maybe been a dozen balls that have given problems up high on his BH.

NYCtennisfan
07-02-2008, 06:36 PM
Murray is low on energy in this match.

He is and is getting abused in the worst way. Nadal has had a chance to win every game so far.

oneandonlyhsn
07-02-2008, 06:36 PM
Nadal's playing better in this match than he has all year. Absolutely brutal.

Oh fricking frack just what I needed to hear

trickcy
07-02-2008, 06:48 PM
R. Federer Interview - 2 July

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Roger Federer def. Mario Ancic 6-1, 7-5, 6-4

Q. How would you describe the state of your game at this point in the tournament compared to previous Wimbledons?

ROGER FEDERER: Well, it was, again, a different type of, you know, opponent today, so you always have to adjust a little bit. But I think I played well today and throughout the tournament so far. You know, I've had some better draws, some tougher draws over the years here at Wimbledon. I was able to come through, you know, all of them the last five years, so I'm happy that this time it's worked out again as good. I really feel like I'm playing as good as the last few years.

Q. And your level of confidence at this moment compared to when you've been in similar situations during your run of five straight titles, how would you describe it?

ROGER FEDERER: I would consider it normal, meaning very confident, you know, just because I'm on such a great winning streak on grass. Coming from a win in Halle, winning another four, five matches here, it just really helps your confidence. I feel so comfortable on this Centre Court that my confidence level is obviously very high.

Q. Were you more pleased with the way you served or the way you returned today?

ROGER FEDERER: Well, I knew both were gonna be key. But most importantly I prefer to serve well and, you know, return poorly, to be honest, so at least I'll stick with him, you know, sort of on the service level. No, I think I played smart today. I served really the right way against him, because he's a dangerous player, you know, and he tends to take net away. You know, I feel like I already serve already pretty well in Paris. Of course, Paris and Wimbledon are different. But, again, you know, he's a big server. When I get the ball back against him, especially when he's at net or at the baseline, I find ways to get past him. I think all in all it was a good performance, not only my returns.

Q. The last match you played with him, does that seem like ancient when you see that?

ROGER FEDERER: Well, I mean, I played many, many matches since, you know. But, I don't know, it feels sort of -- it's there but it's not as present, let's say, as the Wimbledon match against Sampras, for instance. That's much more right there in front of me, you know, because all I remember is maybe the match point I've seen in a highlight. I haven't seen anything else of the match. It's one of those things you just try to forget. It's more something I've been talking about than seeing really, whereas the Sampras match I saw it, I don't know, 25 times. That obviously changes it a little bit.

Q. Could you talk about your recollections about your match with Pete? Is it clear almost in a game-to-game...

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I mean, pretty much. I mean, I know which shot was played almost in what set, to a degree. Yeah, I mean, there were many points, you know, but many great ones. I've seen many times also the highlights of that match. So, yeah, they're very, very present.

Q. At this stage in your career, when you go out to practice your serve, is your serve at a level where you're practicing just to sort of keep it sharp, or are you still trying to perfect and develop new places in the court to hit? I mean, are you still working on developing it or is it maintaining it?

ROGER FEDERER: When I serve, honestly I don't hardly practice it. I find when I hit, let's say, 50 serves in a row, you know, the shoulder starts hurting, the whole thing. You have to also remember what it does to your body, you know, the whole serving, especially only serving, you know, and not playing a rally and maybe taking time. You know, when you hit 50 serves in a row you can do that almost in a few minutes. That's maybe not as good for your shoulder. But at the same time, I think you've got to do it sometimes when you have time. That's usually the off-season. But, honestly, for my serve, it doesn't really matter much to practice on it because it's about being consistent with it and being concentrated on it, because it's really the only shot I can control. That's why the serve is such an important part of my game, or anybody's game.

Q. You've been involved in a lot of streaks. Where does 17 semis rank or mean to you?

ROGER FEDERER: I mean, it's something fantastic, no doubt. Because I know the streak before that was way lower, you know. Getting so far in every Grand Slam I've played for so many times in a row, it's something that means a lot to me. I already mentioned that in Paris, you know. Being back here in the semis at Wimbledon, it's just fantastic.

Q. How dangerous is Safin now? Obviously he's not the same player as 2005, but he's got the two Grand Slam titles and he's obviously motivated again. Do you see him at the same danger level you might have a few years ago?

ROGER FEDERER: Well, yeah, I mean, you've got to look at these guys, Ferrero, Roddick, Safin, Hewitt, these guys who have been No. 1 in the world and have won Grand Slams, you take them like they would be No. 1 in the world in some ways, because one day anybody can play great, especially the former greats like them. So I never looked at Marat like No. 89 in the world. I mean, that's ridiculous. You know, he knows that himself. He's finally showing again what he can do. It's just quite surprising he does it here at Wimbledon in some ways, because he used to dislike playing on this surface. So it should be interesting, because last year I wasn't happy to see Safin in my draw. I'm never happy. He probably knows that. Just been disappointed with the way he's been playing lately, but hopefully he's got a second thing going here in his career. I'm looking forward to playing him in case he wins this.

Q. What stands out most in your semifinal in Australia three years ago against him?

ROGER FEDERER: Just being part of a great match and going through unbelievable pain. I was struggling with my feet and I could hardly run in the end. But, I mean, I fought, and he was better in the end. I saw some highlights of that. I can't believe how well we actually played, because I really thought Marat was playing at his peak and I was playing almost as good as I could, as well. Went, you know, deep into the night. I almost came back in the fifth, which I couldn't believe, you know. He almost handed it over to me in the very end. Obviously it was the match point that really hurt losing that match because playing Lleyton maybe in the finals there would have been also quite an awesome experience for me after playing Agassi as well at the US Open.

Q. That first set was pretty exceptional. Is there one match in your head that you have as sort of the ideal, where that's been as well as you've played? Is there one match that ranks above the others in terms of quality?

ROGER FEDERER: Well, one match that comes to mind is probably the Hewitt finals at the US Open when I beat him 0-6-0. That was just right from the start until the very end. I didn't hardly have any lapses, except the second set, where you could say, okay, he was close or whatever. But I just felt like everything was in place there. I mean, I know I had plenty, plenty other matches like against Andy maybe in the semis at the Australian Open one year where I beat him very easy as well. So thankfully I get those moments quite often, actually.

Q. Do you have a sense to how close you are to that level?

ROGER FEDERER: Well, I mean, today I was in complete control. I was never really under pressure. I served well. I think I didn't have to save a breakpoint, as far as I remember. When you go through a match like that, not having to save breakpoint and the other guy has to work extremely hard to win his service games, you know you're in a good and comfortable position. Playing against a guy who's serving well on top of that, so he's always going to win his fair share of games. But today was excellent, as well.

Q. Unless I missed something, you seem to have gone through virtually the entire tournament without being under real intense pressure, in a comfort zone. What does that say that you've been able to get all the way to the semis that way?

ROGER FEDERER: Like here, you mean?

Q. Yes.

ROGER FEDERER: Well, I mean, I don't know, losing a set is not a problem. Sometimes it gets hyped up a little bit too much, having lost a set till the semis, finals, whatever it is. I don't think it matters that much, you know. I think it's important to be able to rely on a good game, you know, day in, day out. That's what I've been able to have the last years now, and also this tournament. So I'm just very happy I didn't have to burn unnecessary, you know, energy. I've been playing very consistent, been moving great. This is obviously a perfect situation, looking at the semis.

Q. When you play as well as you did today, is there any reason why you shouldn't think in terms of not just a sixth title here but perhaps even a seventh?

ROGER FEDERER: Sure, I mean, I'll have a chance to win this tournament for the next five or 10 years, you know. Doesn't matter how I play from here. You know, I think my game's made for grass. There will always be tough opponents, dangerous opponents. That has been the case for the last years, as well. But I found a way to win always. Of course, my dream is to not only win this year, but many more years to come. If it doesn't happen, I'll try to win the next one again. This is what it's all about for me at this stage.

Q. How the quality of your game is connected with other parts of your life, social, personal? Is it all together, or the quality of your game is separate?

ROGER FEDERER: I don't know what you exactly mean. But I'm very laid back in my personal life, as well, like I am on the tennis court. Sometimes I tend to look quite serious, but it's got nothing to do with being serious, it's just got something to do with being focused, you know, on the particular moment, not trying to have any lapses.

But I try to actually sort of separate, you know, my tennis life with my private life. It's something that has been working for me for the last years.

Q. They showed how earlier in your career you used to smash racquets when you were a teenager. Where did all that anger go? Does that ever still seep into your mind now? You've learned to be more calm on the court?

ROGER FEDERER: I don't get the anxiety like on a match court any more so much, you know, to throw racquets, to toss balls out of the court, whatever you name it, scream and stuff. I almost laugh about it a little bit more today when an opponent does it, like inside, not obvious. But that's something for me that's not a problem any more. But in practice that comes out much more often, you know, the frustration and just, let's say, disappointment, the anger and stuff. But, I don't know, it's just something that's sort of gone away over time. And I think, as well, especially on the match court, it's just a respect towards, you know, the fans sitting there, not embarrassing myself, you know, in front of millions on the tele, as well. And maybe kids watching, as well. I want them to have a proper example. Even though I enjoyed watching Goran, McEnroe, these guys throwing racquets. I thought it was funny. But at the same time, I don't think a tennis player needs to act this way. I think there are different ways, as well and I hope that kids get inspired by this more than throwing racquets. But then again, I think it's okay, too, to throw a racquet here and there. It's not a problem.

trickcy
07-02-2008, 06:50 PM
He is and is getting abused in the worst way. Nadal has had a chance to win every game so far.

Do you still think Roger can win? Is Murray doing things wrong like, playing way behind the baseline or not being aggressive on second serve, or something?

NYCtennisfan
07-02-2008, 07:09 PM
Do you still think Roger can win? Is Murray doing things wrong like, playing way behind the baseline or not being aggressive on second serve, or something?

I definitely think Federer can win, but his serve and FH are going to have to be on. Murray hasn't returned well today like he normally does and the other problem is that he really can't attack with his FH. You need to be able to attack with the FH to beat Nadal. Murray is also almost always a 50% server at best. That's not going to cut it against Nadal.

juninhOH
07-02-2008, 07:14 PM
God don't worry about Nadal, worry about Roger Federer.

In AO this year Nadal rolled over everyone until the semis, when he was played with by Tsonga. Now Nadal looks a lot better, but you get my point.

When Nadal was under pressure, even tho he played very well, he didn't look spetacular, like when he played Gulbis.

Believe me, Nadal won't toy Federer on sunday, if Federer is there (cuz Nadal already is).

Greenday
07-02-2008, 07:18 PM
Safin next!....C'mon Roger

Marek.
07-02-2008, 07:19 PM
Every match for Fed on grass comes down to how well he plays. If he plays great, no one here is going to beat him. I liked what I saw today so he's on the right track. Hopefully the semifinal will be a great match, I'm really looking forward to it.

marcRD
07-02-2008, 07:19 PM
Hey Nadaltard, this is fed forum.

You don't see me going to the Nadal forum and bragging bout Fed.

I have already told you I am a Federer fan.

marcRD
07-02-2008, 07:20 PM
God don't worry about Nadal, worry about Roger Federer.

In AO this year Nadal rolled over everyone until the semis, when he was played with by Tsonga. Now Nadal looks a lot better, but you get my point.

When Nadal was under pressure, even tho he played very well, he didn't look spetacular, like when he played Gulbis.

Believe me, Nadal won't toy Federer on sunday, if Federer is there (cuz Nadal already is).

Well, that tournament he played fckng Nieminen and Mathieu in his way to the semifinal. This year it has been Gulbis, Kiefer, Youzhny, Murray....

trickcy
07-02-2008, 07:36 PM
I definitely think Federer can win, but his serve and FH are going to have to be on. Murray hasn't returned well today like he normally does and the other problem is that he really can't attack with his FH. You need to be able to attack with the FH to beat Nadal. Murray is also almost always a 50% server at best. That's not going to cut it against Nadal.

Thanks:wavey: I couldn't watch Nadal so I have no idea how he's playing. Roger's serve has been pretty good the whole tournament, and his forehand looked good today, and his movement seems solid, so he seems to be in good shape right now.


Every match for Fed on grass comes down to how well he plays. If he plays great, no one here is going to beat him. I liked what I saw today so he's on the right track. Hopefully the semifinal will be a great match, I'm really looking forward to it.

I'm looking forward to the semis too(though I don't like Safin and semis).

Oh and 17 consecutive SF in a row.:worship:

And according to our commentators, Roger is the only man to make the QF of Wimbledon without dropping a set four times. Sampras, Connors and Becker have done so thrice. Roger:rocker2:

Zolka
07-02-2008, 09:36 PM
Hello Roger fans, new to the forum, big Maestro fan myself. I was really impressed with the way Roger played today, unfortunately i didn't see all of the action, but still. Marat next, i hope it will be an interesting match, but not too interesting. :) Good to be here, have fun, take care guys. Goooooo Roger!

R.Federer
07-02-2008, 11:30 PM
Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to stop by and wish Roger good luck in the semis and finals. I haven't been able to do as much obsessive tennis-watching as I used to because I am in the 9th month of my pregnancy and I am very tired and sleep deprived in general! I hope Roger is able to win this Sunday. Nadal is playing well, but Roger is also playing well. So long as Roger doesn't let any mental stuff get in the way, and I guess he is human so he could because of his history with Nadal, I think he will have learnt from last year's final and can win his sixth Wimbledon crown. Good luck Roger Federer!

PS. Hey ROGER: Win this, and I name my baby (girl or boy) Roger :D

soraya
07-03-2008, 12:29 AM
PS. Hey ROGER: Win this, and I name my baby (girl or boy) Roger :D

So sweet. Good luck and take care.

rofe
07-03-2008, 12:32 AM
Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to stop by and wish Roger good luck in the semis and finals. I haven't been able to do as much obsessive tennis-watching as I used to because I am in the 9th month of my pregnancy and I am very tired and sleep deprived in general! I hope Roger is able to win this Sunday. Nadal is playing well, but Roger is also playing well. So long as Roger doesn't let any mental stuff get in the way, and I guess he is human so he could because of his history with Nadal, I think he will have learnt from last year's final and can win his sixth Wimbledon crown. Good luck Roger Federer!

PS. Hey ROGER: Win this, and I name my baby (girl or boy) Roger :D

Congrats!

Federerhingis
07-03-2008, 12:45 AM
Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to stop by and wish Roger good luck in the semis and finals. I haven't been able to do as much obsessive tennis-watching as I used to because I am in the 9th month of my pregnancy and I am very tired and sleep deprived in general! I hope Roger is able to win this Sunday. Nadal is playing well, but Roger is also playing well. So long as Roger doesn't let any mental stuff get in the way, and I guess he is human so he could because of his history with Nadal, I think he will have learnt from last year's final and can win his sixth Wimbledon crown. Good luck Roger Federer!

PS. Hey ROGER: Win this, and I name my baby (girl or boy) Roger :D

:awww: So cute, but are you sure if she's a girl she would like this name? :tape:

wackykid
07-03-2008, 01:00 AM
Nadal is killing Murray. Murray has had NO chance in the 1st set. I thought he was injured?

or maybe he simply just tough it out in wimbly but flunk for the rest of the year like wat happened after wimbly finals last yr... :devil:


regards,
wacky

SUKTUEN
07-03-2008, 01:22 AM
Thankyou so much my LORD Let Roger go to the semi final!!

Allez Roger!!!:worship::bounce::bounce:

luvly1
07-03-2008, 02:24 AM
Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to stop by and wish Roger good luck in the semis and finals. I haven't been able to do as much obsessive tennis-watching as I used to because I am in the 9th month of my pregnancy and I am very tired and sleep deprived in general! I hope Roger is able to win this Sunday. Nadal is playing well, but Roger is also playing well. So long as Roger doesn't let any mental stuff get in the way, and I guess he is human so he could because of his history with Nadal, I think he will have learnt from last year's final and can win his sixth Wimbledon crown. Good luck Roger Federer!

PS. Hey ROGER: Win this, and I name my baby (girl or boy) Roger :D



Congrats on the baby...and if it is a girl might i suggest regina or rogera

wackykid
07-03-2008, 02:42 AM
Congrats on the baby...and if it is a girl might i suggest regina or rogera

or how about Mirka if it's a girl?? :D

anyway... congrats on the baby too...!


regards,
wacky

rofe
07-03-2008, 02:47 AM
Hello Roger fans, new to the forum, big Maestro fan myself. I was really impressed with the way Roger played today, unfortunately i didn't see all of the action, but still. Marat next, i hope it will be an interesting match, but not too interesting. :) Good to be here, have fun, take care guys. Goooooo Roger!

Welcome! Enjoy the ride (or whats left of it anyway ;) ).

juninhOH
07-03-2008, 02:52 AM
guys, you remember when Tsonga beat Nadal at AO, how invincible did he look doing it?

Well, you remember what happened in the finals.

rofe
07-03-2008, 03:03 AM
Fed looked at ease and played the way he looked against Mario. I hope he is able to keep a high percentage of 1st serves in the next two matches. His cc forehand was looking a lot better as well.

RogerFan82
07-03-2008, 03:57 AM
Cheer up Fed fans !!! :wavey: Fed is playing pretty good. As long as he serves well, Fed should be OK. Fed's serve is very difficult to break on grass. The 1st set in the finals will be very important. I'm predicting atleast 2 tiebreaks in the finals like last year.

lunahielo
07-03-2008, 04:13 AM
Allez, Roger !!

We are in your corner!

soraya
07-03-2008, 04:58 AM
Zolka;7278250]Hello Roger fans, new to the forum, big Maestro fan myself.
Welcome.:wavey:

trickcy
07-03-2008, 06:21 AM
Hello Roger fans, new to the forum, big Maestro fan myself. I was really impressed with the way Roger played today, unfortunately i didn't see all of the action, but still. Marat next, i hope it will be an interesting match, but not too interesting. :) Good to be here, have fun, take care guys. Goooooo Roger!

Welcome :wavey:

Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to stop by and wish Roger good luck in the semis and finals. I haven't been able to do as much obsessive tennis-watching as I used to because I am in the 9th month of my pregnancy and I am very tired and sleep deprived in general! I hope Roger is able to win this Sunday. Nadal is playing well, but Roger is also playing well. So long as Roger doesn't let any mental stuff get in the way, and I guess he is human so he could because of his history with Nadal, I think he will have learnt from last year's final and can win his sixth Wimbledon crown. Good luck Roger Federer!

PS. Hey ROGER: Win this, and I name my baby (girl or boy) Roger :D

Congratulations. That's so sweet:D

oneandonlyhsn
07-03-2008, 06:22 AM
Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to stop by and wish Roger good luck in the semis and finals. I haven't been able to do as much obsessive tennis-watching as I used to because I am in the 9th month of my pregnancy and I am very tired and sleep deprived in general! I hope Roger is able to win this Sunday. Nadal is playing well, but Roger is also playing well. So long as Roger doesn't let any mental stuff get in the way, and I guess he is human so he could because of his history with Nadal, I think he will have learnt from last year's final and can win his sixth Wimbledon crown. Good luck Roger Federer!

PS. Hey ROGER: Win this, and I name my baby (girl or boy) Roger :D

Awww, congratulations sweetheart :kiss: :kiss:

Eden
07-03-2008, 08:41 AM
Every match for Fed on grass comes down to how well he plays. If he plays great, no one here is going to beat him. I liked what I saw today so he's on the right track. Hopefully the semifinal will be a great match, I'm really looking forward to it.

A match against Safin is a good preparation for a final against Nadal.

The only question mark is probably Roger's selfconfidence in a match against Rafa. Can he really forget the FO final when he steps on court against him? It's important that Roger has the believe that he can win the match. He has proven in the last years that he can deal the pressure of playing a final against Nadal only a few weeks after Roland Garros, hopefully it will be the same this time :)

Hello Roger fans, new to the forum, big Maestro fan myself. I was really impressed with the way Roger played today, unfortunately i didn't see all of the action, but still. Marat next, i hope it will be an interesting match, but not too interesting. :) Good to be here, have fun, take care guys. Goooooo Roger!

Welcome to MTF Zolka :wavey: Hope you'll enjoy it here, though I can tell you it can be a cruel place sometimes, especially on GM ;)

Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to stop by and wish Roger good luck in the semis and finals. I haven't been able to do as much obsessive tennis-watching as I used to because I am in the 9th month of my pregnancy and I am very tired and sleep deprived in general! I hope Roger is able to win this Sunday. Nadal is playing well, but Roger is also playing well. So long as Roger doesn't let any mental stuff get in the way, and I guess he is human so he could because of his history with Nadal, I think he will have learnt from last year's final and can win his sixth Wimbledon crown. Good luck Roger Federer!

PS. Hey ROGER: Win this, and I name my baby (girl or boy) Roger :D

I already wondered where you have been to as you haven't been around for a long time.

Hope all goes well with the birth of your baby :)

guys, you remember when Tsonga beat Nadal at AO, how invincible did he look doing it?

Well, you remember what happened in the finals.

You can't compare Tsonga with a player like Nadal ;) The AO final was Tsonga's first important main final. Nadal is much more experienced and a far better player.

He wants the Wimbledon title desperately and he was already close last year, before Roger was able to step up a gear in the 5th set.

anon57
07-03-2008, 09:07 AM
Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to stop by and wish Roger good luck in the semis and finals. I haven't been able to do as much obsessive tennis-watching as I used to because I am in the 9th month of my pregnancy and I am very tired and sleep deprived in general! I hope Roger is able to win this Sunday. Nadal is playing well, but Roger is also playing well. So long as Roger doesn't let any mental stuff get in the way, and I guess he is human so he could because of his history with Nadal, I think he will have learnt from last year's final and can win his sixth Wimbledon crown. Good luck Roger Federer!

PS. Hey ROGER: Win this, and I name my baby (girl or boy) Roger :D
:hug:Congrats with the baby

Zolka
07-03-2008, 09:27 AM
Welcome to MTF Zolka :wavey: Hope you'll enjoy it here, though I can tell you it can be a cruel place sometimes, especially on GM ;)

Thanks guys, yeah, i think i know what you're talking about... But hey, that's how it goes right? Not just here. :) Stick to the tennis, i'm looking forward to this semi, there will be some serious magic, the most talented guy who ever played that beautiful game, and the other who also one of the top talents off all-time, but a lil' bit more bohemian. :)

Again, thanks for the warm welcome, and R. Federer, i also wanna wish the bests for you, and for the little one. ;)

Mrs. B
07-03-2008, 10:06 AM
A match against Safin is a good preparation for a final against Nadal.

The only question mark is probably Roger's selfconfidence in a match against Rafa. Can he really forget the FO final when he steps on court against him? It's important that Roger has the believe that he can win the match. He has proven in the last years that he can deal the pressure of playing a final against Nadal only a few weeks after Roland Garros, hopefully it will be the same this time :)




that's also the one that worries me. If Roger beats Marat and makes it to the final, Roger has all the weapons to win Wimby again, he's still got the magic, but against Nadal who beat him convincingly in RG and is playing so well on grass, i am anxious about how he's gonna fair on the mental aspect or self confidence.

anon57
07-03-2008, 10:36 AM
Btw I'm loving the very positive weather forecast on the Wimbledon website (http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/scores/weather/index.html):( Heavy rain all weekend

SUKTUEN
07-03-2008, 11:23 AM
Come On Roger!!!!!!!!!!!

GOD Bless you go to the Final!!!!!!!!!!!!

maskedmuffin
07-03-2008, 12:25 PM
5 down 2 to go :cool: that is all :cool:

NYCtennisfan
07-03-2008, 06:30 PM
Before the RG final, Federer spoke of how Nadal always gives you a chance because of his defensive style. While this has been true for most of his career, there are certain stretches during the year where he steps it up and he has done that at RG, Queen's and here at Wimby moreso than ever. Nadal is NOT playing defensively and is looking to attack with the first FH and finish points off at net if he can. Federer is going to have to attack from the get go.

First there's Safin though. :)

Zolka
07-03-2008, 08:08 PM
Btw I'm loving the very positive weather forecast on the Wimbledon website (http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/scores/weather/index.html):( Heavy rain all weekend


That's what i was hoping for. Wet grass, lower tamperature, hopefully no wind, or not too strong, that would be great. Rafa's forehands will bounce lower, Roger's serves will be faster and even more dangerous, harder passing shots, easier serve&volley (Roger please do it a little more...), so basically those are the conditions we would love to see, but please correct me if i'm wrong. First things first though, Roger is not in the final yet. Fingers crossed. :)

SUKTUEN
07-03-2008, 10:42 PM
GOD Please Bless Roger Play a wonderful match tonight!
Allezzzzzzzzz Roger!!!:bounce::bounce::bounce::worship:

Federerhingis
07-03-2008, 11:57 PM
Fed looked at ease and played the way he looked against Mario. I hope he is able to keep a high percentage of 1st serves in the next two matches. His cc forehand was looking a lot better as well.

That's great news Mahesh, he'l be needing it to be even better against Safin and potentially Nadal in the final. ;)

RogiFan88
07-04-2008, 02:20 AM
after today's predictable ho hum W SF, the only interesting SF will be Rogi vs. Maratski tomorrow [at least it will be attractive]

GO, ROGI!! I think Maratski can make it a competitive match. ;)

trickcy
07-04-2008, 05:10 AM
Here's Roger speaking about his daily routine and Wimby matchups:

http://sports.espn.go.com/broadband/video/videopage?categoryId=2491545&brand=null&videoId=3472336&n8pe6c=1

oneandonlyhsn
07-04-2008, 05:26 AM
I saw a show yesterday that really lifted my spirits.
An Indian tennis coach said:
Rafa has improved tremednously, but this is Rogers turf and he is finally playing at almost his best level. For Rafa to have a good chance then Safin needs to really stretch Fed to 5 sets, but he firmly believes that Roger is walking away with the title. Grass is as natural to Roger as clay is to Nadal.

That gives me so much hope because I really want Roger to take his 6th Wimby title. This will elevate his confidence tremendously and make the rest of the season more entertaining.

Here is hoping that Roger gets some good workout on his groundies against Safin. I want him to win in 3 but have some good shotmaking opportunities. Allez

soraya
07-04-2008, 06:58 AM
I saw a show yesterday that really lifted my spirits.
An Indian tennis coach said:


That gives me so much hope because I really want Roger to take his 6th Wimby title. This will elevate his confidence tremendously and make the rest of the season more entertaining.

Here is hoping that Roger gets some good workout on his groundies against Safin. I want him to win in 3 but have some good shotmaking opportunities. Allez

Reassuring indeed, thanks for sharing.

Daniel
07-04-2008, 07:58 AM
Good luck Roger vs Safin

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

trickcy
07-04-2008, 09:44 AM
Thanks oneandonlyhsn.

C'mon Roger, time to get to that finals :armed:

Mrs. B
07-04-2008, 10:35 AM
Good luck today, Roger! :bounce:

++++++++++++++++++++++++

trickcy
07-04-2008, 11:03 AM
Vijay Amritraj and Alan Wilkins talking about Roger's path to the semis, and then the analysis :

The serve is spectacular. We don't much talk about it's pace but he is one of the top players with aces.
The footwork is so elegant, and graceful. He barely seems to exert any effort. When he has to reach the ball, he does, but usually he gets up to it. He always tries moving further into the baseline.
And the forehand is his best shot. You can see how the head stays so still and then the follow through.

Wilkins : It's so elegant and graceful, isn't it? He has the most beautiful game on grass.
Amritraj : Absolutely. You're right on that one. It's beautiful to watch. If there's one thing you want to learn from all of his shots, it's the way the head is so still watching the impact of the ball on the racket.

nobama
07-04-2008, 11:30 AM
Just heard on ESPN that they cannot show any of Roger's match because NBC gets it at noon. :rolleyes:

I'm glad I paid for the Wimbledon Live coverage.

lunahielo
07-04-2008, 11:59 AM
So, once more we are not getting Roger live on TV?
Right??

Daniel
07-04-2008, 12:13 PM
Roger 1-love

Daniel
07-04-2008, 12:14 PM
Roger had a bp .

Daniel
07-04-2008, 12:15 PM
Roger has bp #2. :)

Daniel
07-04-2008, 12:16 PM
Roger breaks. serving 2 love.

Daniel
07-04-2008, 12:17 PM
Roger 3 love. :bounce:

Daniel
07-04-2008, 12:21 PM
3-1 Roger serving.

Daniel
07-04-2008, 12:23 PM
4-1 Roger :)

lunahielo
07-04-2008, 12:25 PM
Hey Daniel thanks for the info :wavey:

Daniel
07-04-2008, 12:26 PM
4-2 Roger :D

Daniel
07-04-2008, 12:29 PM
Hey Daniel thanks for the info :wavey:

My pleasure :kiss:

Roger 5-2 ;)

Daniel
07-04-2008, 12:32 PM
5-3 Rogr serving for the set

Daniel
07-04-2008, 12:34 PM
Roger wins first set 6-3
Keep going Roger :clap2: :bigclap:

Daniel
07-04-2008, 12:38 PM
Safin held serve.
Roger serving love-1

Daniel
07-04-2008, 12:40 PM
Roger held easily.
1 All

juninhOH
07-04-2008, 12:42 PM
Safin is playing better than Roger from baseline, but Roger serve is just awesome.

But its been a long while since I didn't see roger winning a point from the baseline.... not his fault, Safin is just sick today.

Daniel
07-04-2008, 12:44 PM
Roger serving 1-2
Roger 1 UE and SAfin 10 UE :eek:

Daniel
07-04-2008, 12:47 PM
Safin got bp ..

anon57
07-04-2008, 12:47 PM
Safin is playing better than Roger from baseline, but Roger serve is just awesome.

But its been a long while since I didn't see roger winning a point from the baseline.... not his fault, Safin is just sick today.
Roger isn't playing great from the baseline but neither is Safin, they're both making a lot of errors especially Safin of his forehand.

Daniel
07-04-2008, 12:48 PM
Deuce

Daniel
07-04-2008, 12:49 PM
ADV Safin

Daniel
07-04-2008, 12:49 PM
Deuce #2

Daniel
07-04-2008, 12:50 PM
ADV Roger