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The "it will take more than losing to make us stop supporting Fed" Olympics thread...

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MrChopin
08-01-2008, 01:09 AM
...because he is gold! :angel:

Never started a tournament thread, figure now is as good a time as ever.

Sunset of Age
08-01-2008, 01:26 AM
Have to agree, here. Good one, Mr. Chopin. :yeah:

FedFan_2007
08-01-2008, 01:40 AM
Stop trolling.

Minnie
08-01-2008, 01:41 AM
Puhleeze. He'll be lucky to win one match.

Stop trolling ... :lol::lol:

NYCtennisfan
08-01-2008, 01:52 AM
Stop trolling ... :lol::lol:

:lol:

Sunset of Age
08-01-2008, 01:53 AM
Stop trolling.

And that's YOU saying so??? :retard:

Rommella
08-01-2008, 02:06 AM
Blaise Pascal sums it up for me: The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.

But then there's the 12 grand slams and 4 unfriggingbelievable years the likes of which we may never see again.

NYCtennisfan
08-01-2008, 02:07 AM
And that's YOU saying so??? :retard:

I edited his post.

FedFan_2007
08-01-2008, 02:36 AM
And that's YOU saying so??? :retard:

So convenient with this "Fedal" bullshit. Now that Fed's dead you have your ready-made #1 in Rafa! How wonderful for you. Fed's easily discard able, like yesterday's trash.

Pedigree
08-01-2008, 02:57 AM
I'll be happy with one or two wins and a quick return to the US.

lunahielo
08-01-2008, 03:10 AM
As long~~& whenever ~~he walks on court, I'll support him. :)

neenah
08-01-2008, 03:39 AM
Nice thread title :yeah:

Sunset of Age
08-01-2008, 03:41 AM
So convenient with this "Fedal" bullshit. Now that Fed's dead you have your ready-made #1 in Rafa! How wonderful for you. Fed's easily discard able, like yesterday's trash.

OMG. I gave you the benefit of the doubt for such a very long time...

How mistaken you are, as anyone with a working set of brains can see. Roger, and nobody else, was the one that reinspired my love for tennis somewhere around 2002 - late, maybe... - and yes, I am guilty of being appreciative of yet another nice young bloke that indeed seems to be capable of playing the game very, very well!

I defended you for a long, LONG time, but now, all I have to say is: PISS OFF, YOU TERRIBLE BANDWAGONNER! :(

FedFan_2007
08-01-2008, 04:29 AM
I'm not a bandwagoner. If I was, I'd become a Nadal fan. Oops, hit a nerve didn't I? Fact is, I can't stand Nadal, his game or anything about him. Screw Nadal and all his fans.

FedFan_2007
08-01-2008, 04:32 AM
Can anyone tell me why I should watch any more tennis, when we all know that Nadull will win everything?

Sunset of Age
08-01-2008, 04:35 AM
I'm not a bandwagoner. If I was, I'd become a Nadal fan. Oops, hit a nerve didn't I? Fact is, I can't stand Nadal, his game or anything about him. Screw Nadal and all his fans.

Can anyone tell me why I should watch any more tennis, when we all know that Nadull will win everything?

Just acknowledge that you aren't a tennis fan, but rather more, a bandwagonner. That would help quite a bit I think. You praise Roger when he wins, you bash him when he loses, without any hint of compassion. And now you post that you hate Rafa? What the **** has he done to earn THAT? :retard:

Sorry for being so harsh - but get your facts right, your trolling isn't helping you out here, mate. :shrug:

FedFan_2007
08-01-2008, 04:38 AM
Hey, I can't forgive him for taking away Roger's birthright aka winning Wimbly for the 6th straight year. I can only hate Nadull forever for that. As far as Roger is concerned, he's losing to clowns like Fish, Simon and Karlovic.

Sunset of Age
08-01-2008, 04:43 AM
Hey, I can't forgive him for taking away Roger's birthright aka winning Wimbly for the 6th straight year. I can only hate Nadull forever for that. As far as Roger is concerned, he's losing to clowns like Fish, Simon and Karlovic.

Oh dear oh dear. Nasty 'Nadull' took away Roger's 6th Wimbly title. For what? For being THE BETTER PLAYER in that particular match??? :help:

Why not become a Djoko fan, then? Or Murray's, whatever? All you care about it whether your fav player wins... you apparently seem to quit your allegiance as soon as said player falls down. Be proud of yourself, there. NOT. :(

FedFan_2007
08-01-2008, 04:46 AM
I was proud of Roger from when I started following him June 2005-July 2008. Then he fucked up the Wimbledon final. How can the King of Grass lose to such a 1 dimensional clay court basher? Only god knows.....

Sunset of Age
08-01-2008, 05:04 AM
I was proud of Roger from when I started following him June 2005-July 2008. Then he fucked up the Wimbledon final. How can the King of Grass lose to such a 1 dimensional clay court basher? Only god knows.....


Ah. June 2005. Well, you seem to have missed ALL of his struggles before that, and sad to tell you so, but there were plenty of those.

You seem to like to worship a 'robot'. Well, apparently, Roger isn't a robot, he's a mere human being, just as your so much despised 'Nadull'.

Grow up, get a life, and maybe, someday, you'll learn to appreciate people that not only appreciate their fellows when they are winning, but when they are down-and-out just as much. I'm done with you right now.

FedFan_2007
08-01-2008, 05:09 AM
American society only appreciates winners and discards anyone NOT #1 immediately.

Noelman
08-01-2008, 05:58 AM
FedFan_2007 your posts are really interesting that I don't agree at all. :D
I love the thread title too and let's see what will happen in Olympics :tape: Hope he can be strong.

SUKTUEN
08-01-2008, 06:45 AM
I was proud of Roger from when I started following him June 2005-July 2008. Then he fucked up the Wimbledon final. How can the King of Grass lose to such a 1 dimensional clay court basher? Only god knows.....

My LORD~~~Please give Roger get his brave heart again!!!
Roger!! Don't give up!!
We all support you!!!!!

I trust you will be back!!!!

lina_seta
08-01-2008, 06:47 AM
im a fed fan for life!
i will never lose hope... no matter how many matches he loses... ill accept that.. losing and declining is natural, but doesnt take away from all his achievements and the person he is
i became a fan of his PERSON...

trickcy
08-01-2008, 07:57 AM
Roger, please do well here. You've been saying how much this means / how you are concentrating on it and stuff. You really are setting yourself up if you don't do well. :awww: Here's hoping you do.

Nice thread title :yeah:

Daniel
08-01-2008, 08:11 AM
VAmos Roger :bounce: :bounce:
win the gold medal and make your contry proud :kiss: :hearts:

*Elsie*
08-01-2008, 10:06 AM
American society only appreciates winners and discards anyone NOT #1 immediately.I take it you are not very appreciated in your society then ;) Oh and btw, I think it's time to change you signature.


Great thread title :yeah:

feuselino
08-01-2008, 10:56 AM
FedFan_2007, you give Clay Death a run for his money for most annoying poster ever, seriously...

You should be proud of yourself, because that's quite an achievement...

That being said: Go Rog! Take the gold...

Rita
08-01-2008, 12:46 PM
FedFan_2007, you give Clay Death a run for his money for most annoying poster ever, seriously...

You should be proud of yourself, because that's quite an achievement...
That being said: Go Rog! Take the gold...

:haha:

great thread title:worship:

bokehlicious
08-01-2008, 01:02 PM
Roger will carry the Swiss flag the day of his birthday... Is it a good or a bad sign? :angel: well, it won't make much difference I guess anyway...

COME ON NINJA!

*Elsie*
08-01-2008, 01:18 PM
Roger will carry the Swiss flag the day of his birthday... Is it a good or a bad sign? :angel: well, it won't make much difference I guess anyway...

COME ON NINJA!Ofcourse it's a good sign :yippee: And you got the Swiss flag back, that's a good sign too :angel:

ExpectedWinner
08-01-2008, 02:15 PM
Roger will carry the Swiss flag the day of his birthday... Is it a good or a bad sign? :angel: well, it won't make much difference I guess anyway...

COME ON NINJA!

Russians believe that flagholders don't do well at Olympics. Too much "pression". :shrug:

meninosantos
08-01-2008, 02:33 PM
VAmos Roger :bounce: :bounce:
win the gold medal and make your contry proud :kiss: :hearts:

VAmos Roger :bounce: :bounce:
win the gold medal and make your contry us proud:hearts:

nobama
08-01-2008, 02:35 PM
Russians believe that flagholders don't do well at Olympics. Too much "pression". :shrug:Thanks Mr. Wet Blanket. :ras:

rofe
08-01-2008, 03:14 PM
Russians believe that flagholders don't do well at Olympics. Too much "pression". :shrug:

Roger has already publicly put pressure on himself by stating that the only way he can feel good about this year is if he wins Olympics and the USO. Can't be more "pression" than that. :shrug:

Other than working hard during the off-season to adjust his game and fitness, I would like him to adjust his sound bites to the media. I wish he would develop complete disdain for the media and emulate Nalbandian in interviews.

ExpectedWinner
08-01-2008, 03:30 PM
Roger has already publicly put pressure on himself by stating that the only way he can feel good about this year is if he wins Olympics and the USO.

All real (how real is Fed now?) contenders for an Olympic gold have "pression". As far as I know, sports shrinks always recommend to stay away from the flagholder duties and even from an Olympic openning ceremony. Personally, I agree with Safin who says that Olympics mean nothing in tennis. So, if by chance, Fed shares Safin's POV (but afraid to admit it publically), then it might be just fun for him.

Other than working hard during the off-season to adjust his game and fitness, I would like him to adjust his sound bites to the media. I wish he would develop complete disdain for the media and emulate Nalbandian in interviews.

Nah, Nalbandian is a talker. Rios is the ultimate example how to deal with the media. :lol:

SUKTUEN
08-01-2008, 04:42 PM
my LORD!!!!!

I am so want to see Roger win his Olympics GOLD in my country~~ Please Bless Roger can do it my LORD!!!

Sunset of Age
08-01-2008, 04:46 PM
Nah, Nalbandian is a talker. Rios is the ultimate example how to deal with the media. :lol:

:lol: indeed.

FedFan_2007
08-01-2008, 05:07 PM
I wish Roger would tell the media to fuck off once in a while. Or maybe shoot one of them just for kicks.

FedFan_2007
08-01-2008, 05:08 PM
Death to all the tennis media.

meninosantos
08-01-2008, 05:13 PM
I wish Roger would tell the media to fuck off once in a while. Or maybe shoot one of them just for kicks.

i actually agree with you here...

rofe
08-01-2008, 05:49 PM
All real (how real is Fed now?) contenders for an Olympic gold have "pression". As far as I know, sports shrinks always recommend to stay away from the flagholder duties and even from an Olympic openning ceremony. Personally, I agree with Safin who says that Olympics mean nothing in tennis. So, if by chance, Fed shares Safin's POV (but afraid to admit it publically), then it might be just fun for him.



Nah, Nalbandian is a talker. Rios is the ultimate example how to deal with the media. :lol:

Keep answers to strictly monosyllabic words and let them get frustrated on their own instead of asking them to go screw themselves. That way, no smear and no twisting of words.

Also, he should tell jornos that his post match interview will be in just one language and he will decide which language it is going to be based on his mood that day.

Sunset of Age
08-01-2008, 05:50 PM
Also, he should tell jornos that his post match interview will be in just one language and he will decide which language it is going to be based on his mood that day.

:yeah: Swiss German would be an excellent choice whenever he has just lost a match. :angel:

juninhOH
08-01-2008, 07:01 PM
ik ben sick of fedfan's posts, they are disgusting!

btw I think it's really unfair what people have been saying to Karin. Ever since I post here I see her posts supporting Roger and cheering when he wins. Now only other player she likes is winning everything people will treat her bad? ...

nobama
08-01-2008, 07:06 PM
Roger has already publicly put pressure on himself by stating that the only way he can feel good about this year is if he wins Olympics and the USO. Can't be more "pression" than that. :shrug:

Other than working hard during the off-season to adjust his game and fitness, I would like him to adjust his sound bites to the media. I wish he would develop complete disdain for the media and emulate Nalbandian in interviews.
He's getting a bit better at that. There was one question after RG that had something about a fairy in it and Roger basically said he wouldn't answer it because it was too stupid of a question to answer. :lol:

morningglory
08-01-2008, 07:24 PM
my LORD!!!!!

I am so want to see Roger win his Olympics GOLD in my country~~ Please Bless Roger can do it my LORD!!!

:eek: Seriously now, Federer is "your LORD"??? :eek:

No offense... I dont post much recently but I have to credit you Fedfans for sticking out for your guy through the downward spiral of 08....

But then remember this guy's not God.

10is-
08-01-2008, 08:11 PM
:eek: Seriously now, Federer is "your LORD"??? :eek:

No offense... I dont post much recently but I have to credit you Fedfans for sticking out for your guy through the downward spiral of 08....

But then remember this guy's not God.

:retard: That is a prayer TO God FOR Federer! Moron!

juninhOH
08-01-2008, 08:23 PM
why credit for that?

why would someone stop cheering for another because he starts losing? I guess I'd have to stop cheering for Guga because he started to suck after 2002 I guess.

Nothing lasts forever. Even if it Happened that Roger suddenly became number 8 (after Roddick :O) I'd steel cheer for him and get upset when he loses.

But I agree with you that there are posters that exaggerate a bit.

FedFan_2007
08-01-2008, 08:40 PM
X--

Sunset of Age
08-01-2008, 09:16 PM
:eek: Seriously now, Federer is "your LORD"??? :eek:

No offense... I dont post much recently but I have to credit you Fedfans for sticking out for your guy through the downward spiral of 08....

But then remember this guy's not God.

Hey, hey... Suktuen, who is a lovely girl firmly behind her fav player, isn't actually very fluent in English, and she obviously believes in God - she meant that as a prayer to God, not that Federer is God. ;)

And yes, not many Fairweather Fans over here. There isn't a reason to stop cheering for a guy when he's in a (most likely, temporary) slump. If I remember well, Sampras had a career draught of 26 months somewhere during his career, so these eight months are surely not as upsetting to Roger's genuine fans as some in GM make it be. :D

:retard: That is a prayer TO God FOR Federer! Moron!

Hey, I admit I use the wrong words once in a while as well, but I think 'moron' is highly uncalled for here. Not everybody is fluent in English, and misunderstandings are easily made. ;)

nobama
08-01-2008, 10:19 PM
Hey, hey... Suktuen, who is a lovely girl firmly behind her fav player, isn't actually very fluent in English, and she obviously believes in God - she meant that as a prayer to God, not that Federer is God. ;)

And yes, not many Fairweather Fans over here. There isn't a reason to stop cheering for a guy when he's in a (most likely, temporary) slump. If I remember well, Sampras had a career draught of 26 months somewhere during his career, so these eight months are surely not as upsetting to Roger's genuine fans as some in GM make it be. :D



Hey, I admit I use the wrong words once in a while as well, but I think 'moron' is highly uncalled for here. Not everybody is fluent in English, and misunderstandings are easily made. ;)
I believe the 'moron' was directed towards morningglory. Not sure if he/she is a Fed fan. You see al sorts showing up when Roger's in bad funk.

FedFan_2007
08-01-2008, 10:32 PM
x--

Sunset of Age
08-01-2008, 10:38 PM
I believe the 'moron' was directed towards morningglory. Not sure if he/she is a Fed fan. You see al sorts showing up when Roger's in bad funk.

That's what I meant... sorry for the confusion. English isn't my first language either...

I always give people the benefit of the doubt, and I can see why people who are not accustomed to Suktuen's way of expressing herself, can misinterpret her posts. Still, no reason to attack her like morningglory did, but neither was 10is- reaction to morningglory.

cool bird1
08-02-2008, 03:04 AM
Fed's dead. WHy not admit it?

Fedfan I know how you feel. Angry your fav is losing you so badly want him to win every match. And when you watch matches nd he is loseing to players that he should beat it makes you sick to your stomach. Becuses you have seen what he can do on a court.
But as a fan please stick in there. Im a huge fan of Venus Williams I just love the way she conducts her self on court etc etc. But when she was going though that massive slump and people where screaming that she would never win a slam agin and she steped up at wimbledon and played lights out tennis and beat Davenport 9-7 in the third set. I was so proud of Venus that day and just so proud to be a fans of hers.

And I felt so proud of Roger after the Wimbledon final even thou he lost he fought so hard and just gritted his teeth in. even thou he was not really playing well he still pushed Nadal to 5 sets.
I believe 100% that Roger will win the French, I believe 100% that Roger will surpass 14 slams. Winnig when you are playing well is easy winning when your backs agist the wall makes you a true champion. But even is Roger never wins anything eles it has been amazing being a fan of his watching him taking tennis to total another world sometimes.

But I know that roger will win the gold if not this year than 2012 :):):)

lina_seta
08-02-2008, 03:14 AM
But even is Roger never wins anything eles it has been amazing being a fan of his watching him taking tennis to total another world sometimes.

Dont say things like that!!
we gotta stay positive... he will make a comeback...

wimbledon final, cincy (against ginepri, even ivo)... we can see he is a fighter... how many would have just bent over under those circumstances? he hasnt given up...

wimbly was soooo close it could have gone either way really... (playing in total darkness :rolleyes: stupid wimbly officials), so was cincy's lost... Its terrible luck as nadal said.

SUKTUEN
08-02-2008, 10:05 AM
Hey, hey... Suktuen, who is a lovely girl firmly behind her fav player, isn't actually very fluent in English, and she obviously believes in God - she meant that as a prayer to God, not that Federer is God. ;)


:smooch::yeah::yeah::yeah:

Daniel
08-02-2008, 01:53 PM
Allez Allez Roger :kiss: :kiss:

SUKTUEN
08-02-2008, 05:16 PM
my dear Roger!!

I am so proud of you can lead Switzerland for Olympic again!!!!

Roger GOD bless you good luck in the matches and have a good time in my country!!:worship::worship:



I Always Love you and support you!

Rita
08-02-2008, 09:24 PM
Cmon Champ:kiss::kiss:

meninosantos
08-02-2008, 10:25 PM
Hey, hey... Suktuen, who is a lovely girl firmly behind her fav player, isn't actually very fluent in English, and she obviously believes in God - she meant that as a prayer to God, not that Federer is God. ;)

And yes, not many Fairweather Fans over here. There isn't a reason to stop cheering for a guy when he's in a (most likely, temporary) slump. If I remember well, Sampras had a career draught of 26 months somewhere during his career, so these eight months are surely not as upsetting to Roger's genuine fans as some in GM make it be. :D

Those you are talking are not fans right?

maybe i don't post many times supporting Roger but i can say i'm a good fan :p the other day i was really really really sad that he was losing to Ginepri and i was almost crying :tape: :o

Minnie
08-02-2008, 11:21 PM
I feel sorry for people who, as soon as their "favourite" player ends their domination or goes through a bad patch, just wilt away. Have they never heard of something called loyalty then? Seems to me they only like players who are No 1 .. so they can go jump on TFA bandwagon for all I care!

Rommella
08-03-2008, 02:00 AM
With Rafa's loss to Djokovic, Roger still goes to the Olympics as the #1, right? But he'll be #2 come US Open time or will Djok have enough points to supplant him at #2?

clever1980
08-03-2008, 02:17 AM
With Rafa's loss to Djokovic, Roger still goes to the Olympics as the #1, right? But he'll be #2 come US Open time or will Djok have enough points to supplant him at #2?

I think ranking for 8/11 is as follow.

Roger will still be no#1 with 6330 and Rafa will have 6305.

Djokovic will have 5055 with a win tomorrow. If he loses, he will have 4905 on 8/11.


By 8/18,

Roger with 5830 and Rafa 6325. Djokovic with 5050 or 4900.

I think Rafa would have 6325 on 8/18 because Rotterdam points 25 should be added back to his ranking.

Sunset of Age
08-03-2008, 03:16 AM
Those you are talking are not fans right?

No, quite the contrary - I meant that as a pun to the obvious haters lurking around over here... ;)

maybe i don't post many times supporting Roger but i can say i'm a good fan :p the other day i was really really really sad that he was losing to Ginepri and i was almost crying :tape: :o

He didn't lose to Ginepri... I guess you meant Simon or Karlovic?
LOSING matches is all part of the game, even for Roger. Don't get too upset about it. :hug:

lina_seta
08-03-2008, 05:57 AM
yep this is the single happiest tennis day for me this year...
i decided that cheering against nadal is what i will do since preserving roger's legacy is more imp to me.

SUKTUEN
08-03-2008, 08:21 AM
Tankyou so much GOD~~~:worship:

Let Roger be NO.1 in his birthday!!!:worship::worship:

Rommella
08-03-2008, 09:02 AM
I think ranking for 8/11 is as follow.

Roger will still be no#1 with 6330 and Rafa will have 6305.

Djokovic will have 5055 with a win tomorrow. If he loses, he will have 4905 on 8/11.


By 8/18,

Roger with 5830 and Rafa 6300. Djokovic with 5050 or 4900.


Thanks. At least, Djok does not supplant him by the USO then.

SUKTUEN
08-04-2008, 10:39 AM
Roger is in Beijing now!!

Welcome Roger to China!!!!!!!!:wavey:

Rommella
08-04-2008, 12:25 PM
Suk, do you happen to have any pictures?

yanchr
08-04-2008, 01:35 PM
I'm a supporter of "Tennis in Olympics is nothing". But still come on Roger. This, with the special atmosphere and the carrying flag thing, should be a totally different experience from the normal tournament and could it be a turnaround...

I'm fine with his couple of wins and then going back to prepare for USO, but then it would be another big blow for his confidence...oh well. just come on.

anon57
08-04-2008, 01:41 PM
I'm a supporter of "Tennis in Olympics is nothing". But still come on Roger. This, with the special atmosphere and the carrying flag thing, should be a totally different experience from the normal tournament and could it be a turnaround...

I'm fine with his couple of wins and then going back to prepare for USO, but then it would be another big blow for his confidence...oh well. just come on.
Yeah I feel the same way, win a couple of matches and then head back to the US to prepare for the USO which is more important:shrug:. Hopefully that won't further dent his confidence although it probably will still Go Roger:rocker2:

refero*fervens
08-04-2008, 02:13 PM
Wow, can't believe the Olympics begins this Friday. :D
True, I guess the big importance a good result here holds is what it means to Roger. So Cmon Fed, go climb that podium!

nobama
08-04-2008, 02:41 PM
Idiot on the news this morning was showing a live picture of Beijing (where it was dark out) and lauging saying it was only 4pm and it was already dark (blaming it on the smog/pollution). The actual time though was 8pm. :retard:

Sunset of Age
08-04-2008, 03:00 PM
Idiot on the news this morning was showing a live picture of Beijing (where it was dark out) and lauging saying it was only 4pm and it was already dark (blaming it on the smog/pollution). The actual time though was 8pm. :retard:

That was a journo, I guess? ;)

rofe
08-04-2008, 03:29 PM
I'm a supporter of "Tennis in Olympics is nothing". But still come on Roger. This, with the special atmosphere and the carrying flag thing, should be a totally different experience from the normal tournament and could it be a turnaround...

I'm fine with his couple of wins and then going back to prepare for USO, but then it would be another big blow for his confidence...oh well. just come on.

Yeah, I didn't particularly care whether he participated in the Olympics or not but after his early losses in Toronto and Cincy, he desperately needs a good showing (at least a bronze medal) to prop up his confidence for the USO.

SUKTUEN
08-04-2008, 04:40 PM
Suk, do you happen to have any pictures?


sorry no~~~~~I am not in Beijing~~~:p:p

nobama
08-05-2008, 08:51 AM
Roger with an Olympic volunteer.

http://img352.imageshack.us/img352/8141/12368663bo0.png

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/Liurui66/Beijing%20Olympics/f8dc3dcab792a851f21fe7c6.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/Liurui66/Beijing%20Olympics/dae2d91b93335c0e8718bf0f.jpg

http://img386.imageshack.us/img386/751/443302abt53a5c0d4c9d5zp7.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/Liurui66/Beijing%20Olympics/d1023e2af572968c033bf6eb.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/Liurui66/Beijing%20Olympics/73a2f2222a52a8e4d6cae201.jpg

http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/1363/30123245hx2.jpg

nobama
08-05-2008, 08:56 AM
Roger at the Olympic village (credit to woody at rf.com)

http://photocdn.sohu.com/20080805/Img258607850.jpg

http://photocdn.sohu.com/20080805/Img258608478.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/Liurui66/Beijing%20Olympics/Img258608640.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/Liurui66/Beijing%20Olympics/Img258608596.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/Liurui66/Beijing%20Olympics/Img258608519.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk98/Liurui66/Beijing%20Olympics/1217920163_ufsRpO.jpg

http://news.xinhuanet.com/olympics/2008-08/05/xin_2920805051512359280244.jpg

trickcy
08-05-2008, 09:41 AM
Thanks a lot for posting those, MY :wavey:

Ah, so Roger's there. Hopp, Roger! :bounce:

Rita
08-05-2008, 10:04 AM
Roger:kiss:
more pics
http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/6646/59955699nh2.jpg
http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/7263/19240168yi4.jpg

bokehlicious
08-05-2008, 10:08 AM
Thanks MY for the pics :yeah:

Venle
08-05-2008, 10:10 AM
Thanks for the pics :hug:

That Swiss Olympic Team shirt looks good ;)

riddle05580
08-05-2008, 10:24 AM
More practice pics

http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2008-08/5_8399937_1.jpg

http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2008-08/5_8399937_2.jpg

trickcy
08-05-2008, 10:28 AM
Thank you Rita and riddle :wavey:

Nice to see him practising :yeah:

The picture in Roger's website:
http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/3824/rogerolympicsiw2.jpg

trickcy
08-05-2008, 10:37 AM
Some more practice pictures posted by 'bangbing' in RF.com.

http://img392.imageshack.us/img392/5339/91232169pa9.jpg


http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/6006/52616925rv5.jpg


http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/8329/14744002xv7.jpg


http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/255/52766871hv5.jpg


http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/7016/73700341ct2.jpg


http://img56.imageshack.us/img56/6020/17089950on7.jpg

trickcy
08-05-2008, 10:46 AM
Oh and apparently, Roger and Mirka got lost trying to go to the practice courts :lol: But the volunteers showed them where to go later. :D
http://2008.titan24.com/08-08-05/96683.html

And I must I'm surprised that we're getting so much news and pictures from Beijing. Seeing as how so many athletes would be there, I dodn't expect much, but I'm pleasantly surprised.:)

anon57
08-05-2008, 11:17 AM
Thanks for all the picture:yeah:

nobama
08-05-2008, 12:23 PM
More pics

http://is.blick.ch/img/gen/k/j/HBkjqHHX_Pxgen_r_900x700.jpg

http://is.blick.ch/img/gen/P/b/HBPbryo6_Pxgen_r_900x700.jpg

http://is.blick.ch/img/gen/9/K/HB9KIk1e_Pxgen_r_900x700.jpg

http://is.blick.ch/img/gen/8/U/HB8Ujm3o_Pxgen_r_900x700.jpg

http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2008-08/5_8399937_2.jpg

http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2008-08/5_8399937_1.jpg

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/041y22We9z6L1/610x.jpg

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0bhU1Gvapn95f/610x.jpg

riddle05580
08-05-2008, 12:26 PM
August,5th ; Beijing Olympics

more from rogerfederer.com

http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2008-08/5_8400322_1.jpg

http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2008-08/5_8400328_1.jpg

http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2008-08/5_8400328_2.jpg

nobama
08-05-2008, 12:56 PM
More pics

http://picture.belga.be/belgapicture/picture/prev/9930270.jpg

http://picture.belga.be/belgapicture/picture/prev/9930269.jpg

http://picture.belga.be/belgapicture/picture/prev/9930264.jpg

http://picture.belga.be/belgapicture/picture/prev/9930262.jpg

http://picture.belga.be/belgapicture/picture/prev/9930258.jpg

http://picture.belga.be/belgapicture/picture/prev/9930213.jpg

http://picture.belga.be/belgapicture/picture/prev/9930206.jpg

http://picture.belga.be/belgapicture/picture/prev/9930179.jpg

http://picture.belga.be/belgapicture/picture/prev/9930176.jpg

http://picture.belga.be/belgapicture/picture/prev/9930173.jpg

http://picture.belga.be/belgapicture/picture/prev/9930171.jpg

http://picture.belga.be/belgapicture/picture/prev/9930089.jpg

http://picture.belga.be/belgapicture/picture/prev/9930169.jpg

nobama
08-05-2008, 01:05 PM
http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2008-08/5_8400456_1.jpg

http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2008-08/5_8400456_2.jpg

http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2008-08/5_8400458_1.jpg

http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2008-08/5_8400458_2.jpg

http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2008-08/5_8400458_3.jpg

http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2008-08/5_8400490_1.jpg

http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2008-08/5_8400490_2.jpg

http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2008-08/5_8400493_1.jpg

http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2008-08/5_8400493_2.jpg

http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2008-08/5_8400495_2.jpg

http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2008-08/5_8400495_1.jpg

http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2008-08/5_8400496_1.jpg

http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2008-08/5_8400496_2.jpg

http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2008-08/5_8400500_1.jpg

http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2008-08/5_8400500_2.jpg

http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2008-08/5_8400502_1.jpg

nobama
08-05-2008, 01:08 PM
http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2008-08/5_8400517_1.jpg

http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2008-08/5_8400519_1.jpg

http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2008-08/5_8400522_1.jpg

juninhOH
08-05-2008, 01:17 PM
must be incredibly hot and umid there!

glycina
08-05-2008, 01:40 PM
Yes! The humidity 90%!

I am worrying about the security too.
The two japanese journalists reporting the sight of the
murder by the terrorists have received violent blows
and have been restrained for two hours by the police.

neenah
08-05-2008, 03:02 PM
Great pictures, thank you for taking the time to post them all :worship:

The ones in post #78 are fantastic! And of course I love pictures of Roger and Mirka together. :D

Venle
08-05-2008, 03:27 PM
Great pictures :)

Yes! The humidity 90%!

I am worrying about the security too.
The two japanese journalists reporting the sight of the
murder by the terrorists have received violent blows
and have been restrained for two hours by the police.

:eek:

Sunset of Age
08-05-2008, 03:29 PM
Thanks for posting all those pictures... so many of them! :hearts:

nobama
08-05-2008, 05:08 PM
Thanks for posting all those pictures... so many of them! :hearts:I thought Roger seemed to be focused but in a good mood. However the French news agency had a report saying he wasn't in a good mood (and Mirka even got the silent treatment), yet Nadal on another court was having a light hit with Tommy Robredo and was in good spirits. :rolleyes:

According to a local media report posted on rf.com Roger was eating lunch in the village and was mobbed for autographs by other Olympic athletes. :lol:

Venle
08-05-2008, 05:21 PM
According to a local media report posted on rf.com Roger was eating lunch in the village and was mobbed for autographs by other Olympic athletes. :lol:

:lol:

rofe
08-05-2008, 05:22 PM
I thought Roger seemed to be focused but in a good mood. However the French news agency had a report saying he wasn't in a good mood (and Mirka even got the silent treatment), yet Nadal on another court was having a light hit with Tommy Robredo and was in good spirits. :rolleyes:

According to a local media report posted on rf.com Roger was eating lunch in the village and was mobbed for autographs by other Olympic athletes. :lol:

YES! He is going to win the Olympics. :D

Sunset of Age
08-05-2008, 05:23 PM
I thought Roger seemed to be focused but in a good mood. However the French news agency had a report saying he wasn't in a good mood (and Mirka even got the silent treatment), yet Nadal on another court was having a light hit with Tommy Robredo and was in good spirits. :rolleyes:

From what I see on those pictures, I don't think he's in a grumpy mood at all. I wouldn't be surprised if that news agency is on the 'Fed-is-in-decline'- bandwaggon and is continuously on the look-out for signs that might indicate such... :rolleyes: indeed.

Roger's each and every move is being put under a microscope lately. No wonder he chose to stay in a hotel, rather than in the Olympic village!

According to a local media report posted on rf.com Roger was eating lunch in the village and was mobbed for autographs by other Olympic athletes. :lol:

Awwww Roger... :hug:
I can't blame those athletes... but it would be nice if he'd be allowed to enjoy his privacy for some moments as well.

anon57
08-05-2008, 05:24 PM
YES! He is going to win the Olympics. :D
:lol:

Or Levy
08-05-2008, 05:35 PM
Did you guys see the scoreboard photo? The one of Roger practicing yesterday ,while the scoreboard shows Berdych name next to Roger as if they are playing a match?

:eek::mad::mad:

Someone played a practical joke.

SUKTUEN
08-05-2008, 06:07 PM
Thankyou so much for the pic~~ Will we have a thread of Olypmic's pic?

Daniel
08-05-2008, 06:34 PM
wow. lots of nice pics

:kiss: :D :hearts:

trickcy
08-05-2008, 06:48 PM
Thanks for all those picutres. There are great!

YES! He is going to win the Olympics. :D
:lol: Hope you're right. :lol:

nobama
08-05-2008, 07:16 PM
Awwww Roger... :hug:
I can't blame those athletes... but it would be nice if he'd be allowed to enjoy his privacy for some moments as well.First thing I though when I read that is how can it be true? Roger's in decline, he's no longer #1. He's over (or so the media says). Why would any athlete want his autograph. :lol:

Sunset of Age
08-05-2008, 07:23 PM
First thing I though when I read that is how can it be true? Roger's in decline, he's no longer #1. He's over (or so the media says). Why would any athlete want his autograph. :lol:

:haha:

Yeah, and besides being over, down-and-out, in decline etc. he's also fat and lazy. And don't forget he has a big nose, too. :p

nobama
08-05-2008, 07:27 PM
:haha:

Yeah, and besides being over, down-and-out, in decline etc. he's also fat and lazy. And don't forget he has a big nose, too. :p
Don't forget his girlfriend is a cow too. ;)

Venle
08-05-2008, 07:30 PM
First thing I though when I read that is how can it be true? Roger's in decline, he's no longer #1. He's over (or so the media says). Why would any athlete want his autograph. :lol:

:lol:
Maybe they haven't heard of the monster 18.8.08. :p

Sunset of Age
08-05-2008, 07:30 PM
Don't forget his girlfriend is a cow too. ;)

And did you notice his horrible feet? How can anybody LIKE that guy? :( :silly: :lol:

Venle
08-05-2008, 07:36 PM
And did you notice his horrible feet? How can anybody LIKE that guy? :( :silly: :lol:

Yeah, so weird :eek: :lol:

Sunset of Age
08-05-2008, 07:41 PM
Yeah, so weird :eek: :lol:

Maybe it's time to start a Fed Bashing-thread in here. Just for us to practice getting :armed: to any a :retard:-bashing thread in GM. :devil:

I'm sure we can do a lot better than them! :D

neenah
08-06-2008, 12:12 AM
A Fed Bashing Thread :haha:

You know, that would be a strange thread, since, you know, we're Roger's fans.

:angel: :angel:

juninhOH
08-06-2008, 02:50 AM
no one noticed Mirka was using Roger's wimbledon pullover?

nobama
08-06-2008, 04:55 AM
For anyone who is interested.....Olympics TV schedule in the US. I'm seriously impressed with all the live coverage. I didn't think they'd show it live, but the more I think about it I'm sure NBC would rather show it live in the middle of the night than interrupt prime time programming to show it tape delayed.

http://www.tenniswire.org/

http://www.nbcolympics.com/tv_and_online_listings/

NBCOLYMPICS.COM on MSN (online)
http://www.msn.com

CNBC

Sunday, August 10
12:00-2:00 a.m. ET (live)

Monday, August 11
12:00-2:00 a.m. ET (live)

USA Network

Sunday, August 10
2:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. ET (live)

Tuesday, August 12
2:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET (live)

Thursday, August 14
2:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET (live)

Friday, August 15
2:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET (live) semifinals

Saturday, August 16
2:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. ET (live) women's singles (gold)/men's doubles (gold)/women's singles (bronze)/men's singles (bronze)

Sunday, August 17
2:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. ET (live) men's singles (gold)/women's doubles (gold)

MSNBC

Monday, August 11
5:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. ET (live)

Tuesday, August 12
5:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. ET (live)

Wednesday, August 13
5:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. ET (live)

Oxygen

Wednesday, August 13
6:00-8:00 p.m. ET (live)

Thursday, August 14
6:00-8:00 p.m. ET (live) semifinals

Friday, August 15
6:00-8:00 p.m. ET (live) semifinals

trickcy
08-06-2008, 06:12 AM
no one noticed Mirka was using Roger's wimbledon pullover?

I did :) She seems to be using a lot of Wimbledon stuff. He wore those RF hats from Wimby in Cincy and now this :)

With his hair growing long, Roger seems to be in his early 2006 hairstyle in a few of those snaps.

Venle
08-06-2008, 09:43 AM
Maybe it's time to start a Fed Bashing-thread in here. Just for us to practice getting :armed: to any a :retard:-bashing thread in GM. :devil:

I'm sure we can do a lot better than them! :D

Yes! :lol:
We'll be ready then and :armed: :devil:

refero*fervens
08-06-2008, 10:35 AM
According to a local media report posted on rf.com Roger was eating lunch in the village and was mobbed for autographs by other Olympic athletes. :lol:

:D Truly a star amongst stars:


The world No.1 tennis player Roger Federer meanwhile has had other issues with the athletes' village.

When Federer went to grab lunch at the village dining hall he was mobbed by more than 50 fellow Olympians gathering around to take pictures.

"You kind of feel sorry for the poor bugger," Hockeyroos striker Hope Munro told reporters at the village.

"All he wants to do is eat his lunch and he's got 1,000 people wanting to have photos with him, so I don't actually know if he got his lunch."

The 12-time Grand Slam champion has made his own accommodation arrangements.
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/olympics/article.aspx?id=609736

Sunset of Age
08-06-2008, 11:30 AM
With his hair growing long, Roger seems to be in his early 2006 hairstyle in a few of those snaps.

Beautiful. :hearts:
Looks like he's looking better now than he did for a very long time.

raven gypsy
08-06-2008, 12:38 PM
"All he wanted to do was eat his lunch and star athletes from all over the world kept lining up to get his autograph or their photo taken with him," she told Australian press. "You kind of feel sorry for the poor guy... I don't know if he actually got his lunch." :lol:

This part made me laugh.
He's there. :wavey:
I can't believe you guys have photos posted from Bejing already! :eek:
Do we have actual stalkers on the board? :lol:

Sunset of Age
08-06-2008, 12:53 PM
I can't believe you guys have photos posted from Bejing already! :eek:
Do we have actual stalkers on the board? :lol:

They are all over the place, actually, most of them 'borrowed' from elsewhere. But I'm quite shocked to see so MANY of them, yes. Not that I mind, of course. :)

EDIT: pictures I mean, not stalkers, of course. :angel:

Or Levy
08-06-2008, 02:21 PM
Pictures and stalkers :)

I am also pleased to see all the photos, and there is a new batch on RF.Com already.

SUKTUEN
08-06-2008, 03:41 PM
good evening

Venle
08-06-2008, 04:06 PM
good evening

Good evening ;)

Daniel
08-06-2008, 07:22 PM
Waiting for the draw :bounce: :bounce:

Rogieva
08-06-2008, 11:14 PM
Allez Roger!

http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/images/athlete_photo/normal/8/209848.jpg

This is Roger's photo ID :p

RogiFan88
08-07-2008, 04:07 AM
Go, Rogi!!!!!!!!!

trickcy
08-07-2008, 05:12 AM
Beautiful. :hearts:
Looks like he's looking better now than he did for a very long time.

Yep :inlove: It reminds me of a headline in our newspaper two years ago - Federer wine getting better with time. :hearts:

:secret: I don't think they meant his looks though :p

rofe
08-07-2008, 05:18 AM
Draw is out - I hope Roger is bracing himself for a loss here. His 1st round match is against Dima and Dima has been playing some good tennis in USO series tournaments. Even if he scrapes through Dima, he gets Soda, Birdman, and Blake all pretty good HC players.

The upside is that if he manages to win it will do wonders for his confidence.

rofe
08-07-2008, 05:23 AM
I didn't realize it but he also has Simon and Karlovic in his quarter. I don't know whether to :haha: or :bigcry:

trickcy
08-07-2008, 05:34 AM
Draw is out - I hope Roger is bracing himself for a loss here. His 1st round match is against Dima and Dima has been playing some good tennis in USO series tournaments. Even if he scrapes through Dima, he gets Soda, Birdman, and Blake all pretty good HC players.

The upside is that if he manages to win it will do wonders for his confidence.

I didn't realize it but he also has Simon and Karlovic in his quarter. I don't know whether to :haha: or :bigcry:

:help: :bigcry:

Here's the link to the singles draw.

http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medialibrary/pdf/original/IO_35058_original.PDF

The doubles draw
http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medialibrary/pdf/original/IO_35061_original.PDF

Or Levy
08-07-2008, 06:46 AM
Maybe Berdych can take out Ivo for us? I rather Roger get Berdych and not Ivo, less of a crapshoot, if Roger plays close to his best vs. Berdych, he will win.

With Ivo, it can hang upon the hinge of a TB...

*esther*
08-07-2008, 08:01 AM
I didn't realize it but he also has Simon and Karlovic in his quarter. I don't know whether to :haha: or :bigcry:

Time to get revenge!!!!!!!!! NO MERCY!

nobama
08-07-2008, 08:19 AM
Draw is out - I hope Roger is bracing himself for a loss here. His 1st round match is against Dima and Dima has been playing some good tennis in USO series tournaments. Even if he scrapes through Dima, he gets Soda, Birdman, and Blake all pretty good HC players.

The upside is that if he manages to win it will do wonders for his confidence.
Getting Karlovic again sucks (although he has to get to the 3rd round). But I'm sorry but if Roger can't beat these guys he doesn't deserve a medal. No Murray or Nalbandian in his quarter, no Djerk in his half. Blake hasn't been playing well this HC season. He lost to Kiefer 2 & 1 in Canada and Gulbis in R16 in Cincy. Roger had no problems with Soderling when he faced him earlier this year at Hamburg and Wimbledon.

Of course with Roger's recent form just about any draw is dangerous, but considering how important Olympics are to him my expectation is that he steps it up here and we don't see anything like what we saw in Canada.

nobama
08-07-2008, 08:33 AM
This comment from Roger's press conference cracked me up. :haha:

On the fact that at Sydney in 2000 he both carried the flag and met his girlfriend Mirka Vavrinec for the first time: I dont know which was better. I guess I pick meeting my girlfriend. Ive been with her for eight years. The flag was only 10 minutes.

*esther*
08-07-2008, 08:41 AM
This comment from Roger's press conference cracked me up. :haha:

On the fact that at Sydney in 2000 he both carried the flag and met his girlfriend Mirka Vavrinec for the first time: I dont know which was better. I guess I pick meeting my girlfriend. Ive been with her for eight years. The flag was only 10 minutes.

:rolls::rolls::rolls::rolls:

Daniel
08-07-2008, 08:51 AM
Nice draw for Roger :clap2:

Go Roger win the gold medal :bounce: :bounce:

Venle
08-07-2008, 09:14 AM
This comment from Roger's press conference cracked me up. :haha:

On the fact that at Sydney in 2000 he both carried the flag and met his girlfriend Mirka Vavrinec for the first time: I dont know which was better. I guess I pick meeting my girlfriend. Ive been with her for eight years. The flag was only 10 minutes.

:haha:

Mrs. B
08-07-2008, 09:55 AM
Go, Roger! Good luck against Tursunov! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

one match at a time...

SUKTUEN
08-07-2008, 12:25 PM
GOD PLEASE Bless Roger play his Best tennis again in Beijing!!!!:bowdown::bowdown:


Allezzzzzz Roger!!!!!:bounce::bounce:

Rogieva
08-07-2008, 12:30 PM
I hope Roger gets his revenge of Ivo. Revenge is a dish best served cold :devil:

Not a bad draw, Murray, Djokovic and Nadal all in the bottom half :)

Make the most of it Roger, take GOLD!!!

Venle
08-07-2008, 12:47 PM
Just read a news that Rog had move to hotel because of the eager athletes :eek:

// Sorry if someone has already said this here :)

nobama
08-07-2008, 01:09 PM
Just read a news that Rog had move to hotel because of the eager athletes :eek:

// Sorry if someone has already said this here :)Yes that was known about for quite some time now. Roger's not staying in the Olympic Village.

juninhOH
08-07-2008, 01:17 PM
true, if Roger isnt able to beat those guys, then he can't aim the gold.

He can beat anyone. Tursunov should be no problem to him

nobama
08-07-2008, 01:30 PM
Another :lol: comment from Roger's presser.

"This will probably be my most unique unless I have a baby on my birthday, but that's not planned yet," he said. "It'll be very special. I'm thrilled it's on the opening ceremony, that I get to carry the flag for Switzerland. The whole combination is really, really nice.

I hope I don't stumble when I walk into the stadium."

juninhOH
08-07-2008, 02:04 PM
btw

anyone know if this roger doll is for sale anywhere?

if not, there is any kind of roger doll available? it could be one of those big heads dolls.

http://blogdebrinquedo.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/roger_ronaldinho_kobe.jpg

SUKTUEN
08-07-2008, 04:51 PM
these dolls are not for sell~~~~

RogiFan88
08-07-2008, 06:17 PM
Draw is out - I hope Roger is bracing himself for a loss here. His 1st round match is against Dima and Dima has been playing some good tennis in USO series tournaments. Even if he scrapes through Dima, he gets Soda, Birdman, and Blake all pretty good HC players.

The upside is that if he manages to win it will do wonders for his confidence.

I doubt Rogi will be "bracing himself for a loss here" -- why s he? Let's hope that August is just the beginning of his fortune turning around, for a change, this year... not saying it will be easy because it never will any more for Rogi, but the crap has to stop sometime soon... or the tennis gods do not exist [or only for one player] :p


GO, ROGI!!!!!!!!!!

[how to say this in Mandarin??]

nobama
08-07-2008, 06:54 PM
Karlovic pulled out of Olympics due to high fever. Apparently his doctor told him he cannot compete.

NYCtennisfan
08-07-2008, 07:38 PM
In times gone by i.e. a few months ago, this would be a cakewalk draw for Fed. No Nalbandian, no Murray, no Djoko. On another note, Djoko being on Nadal's side again is now really against statistical probability witha low chance of it happening.

Daniel
08-07-2008, 08:16 PM
Goooooooo Roger :bounce: :bounce:

Or Levy
08-07-2008, 09:00 PM
Nole on Rafa's side isn't some weird statistical probability, it's because Rafa and Ferrer can't be on the same side of the draw, due to the fact they are both from spain.

Or Levy
08-07-2008, 09:03 PM
I wonder whether Mirka sent him to the olympic village to bunk with Stan for having to think about his answer :)

ExpectedWinner
08-07-2008, 09:09 PM
Karlovic pulled out of Olympics due to high fever. Apparently his doctor told him he cannot compete.


When was he supposed to play his first macth? Sorry, but pulling out of Olympics with fever make me think about some other reasons.

Eden
08-07-2008, 09:44 PM
This comment from Roger's press conference cracked me up. :haha:

On the fact that at Sydney in 2000 he both carried the flag and met his girlfriend Mirka Vavrinec for the first time: I dont know which was better. I guess I pick meeting my girlfriend. Ive been with her for eight years. The flag was only 10 minutes.

:lol:

Did Roger already carried the flag in 2000? :scratch: I just remember 2004.

I'm looking forward to the opening ceremony and to the Olympics in general as I have always followed them with interest since my early childhood.

Roger always said that the Olympics are very important for him. Therefore I just hope he will have a wonderful time and enjoy the atmosphere :) Judging from the comments and reactions of some of the other athletes they really look forward to meet him.

With the results of this year we have learned that we have to take round by round. It's important that he gets the selfconfidence and trust in his game back.

Good luck Roger :)

nobama
08-07-2008, 09:57 PM
I believe Roger carried the flag in 2000 at the closing ceremonies.

nobama
08-07-2008, 09:58 PM
When was he supposed to play his first macth? Sorry, but pulling out of Olympics with fever make me think about some other reasons.
Not sure about the details. There's a thread in GM about it...apparently Ljubicic is questionable too.

Rita
08-07-2008, 09:59 PM
:wavey: everyone
i just realised i had been good rep by some people here (took me a while to actualy understand what it meant :o)so i just wanted to say thankyou :worship:
:devil:

cath777
08-07-2008, 11:37 PM
This has probably all been covered in earlier posts, but he's an article from the BBC anyway:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/olympics/2008/08/the_federer_circus_rolls_into.html#comment17


The Federer circus rolls into town - but not the village

* Tom Fordyce
* 7 Aug 08, 12:52 PM


There are stars at these Olympics, and then there are stars.

As a mere mortal, you tend to assume that the elite athletes here in Beijing inhabit a strange egalitarian society of super-humans, all unfazed by each others' sporting achievements, all likely to attract roughly the same amount of attention from the world's media.

Roger Federer's regal arrival on Olympic Green on Thursday rather blew that theory out of the water.

The only way they could have squeezed more journalists into his press conference would have been to stack people on top of each other like school chairs.

Roger Federer faces a mob of photographers in Beijing

There were people sitting in the aisles. There were people hanging off the walls. There were people forced to wait outside with ears pressed to the wall like nosey neighbours.

At Usain Bolt's big media bun-fight the other day, I counted 17 TV crews. Roger attracted closer to 50.

So desperate were reporters to hear what the great man had to say that they yelled over the top of each other like City traders during a stockmarket meltdown.

"Roger!" would bellow four voices from different points of the room, before four simultaneous questions were shouted out at exactly the same time.

The most intriguing answer Federer had to give was about his decision to check into a five-star hotel for the duration out here, rather than stay in the athletes' village with the rest of the Swiss team.

It's not a question of luxury. Rafael Nadal's in the village, as is Andy Murray and every other tennis player here. According to Roger, it's simply a matter of getting badgered too much by his fellow elite athletes.

"It's not possible for me to stay there," he said. "There are so many athletes who want their pictures taken with me.

"I don't mind it, but every day? I can't escape it. It's not the ideal preparation for winning Olympic gold."

Some critics take that to mean that Federer is failing to embrace the true spirit of the Olympics. The famous bit about the world's youth coming together every four years doesn't work quite so well if half of them refuse to stay anywhere near the others.

For the anti-Fed brigade, his decision carries unfortunate echoes of point guard John Stockton's line when the 1992 US Dream Team refused to stay in the athletes' village in Barcelona.

"We don't intend to make a whole lot of friends here," said Stockton at the time, famously. "The Olympic spirit is beating people, not living with them."

Federer protests that the Olympics - despite his 12 Grand Slam titles, the millions in his bank account, the imminent loss of his world no.1 ranking to Nadal - really do matter to him.

First up, he's desperate to make up for the shock second round defeat he suffered to Tomas Berdych four years ago. Secondly, he points out that the Olympics have always played a significant part in his life.

He remembers as a child watching on television as Carl Lewis won medal after medal, and Marc Rosset taking tennis gold for Switzerland in 1992.

Eight years ago in Sydney he first met Mirka, the woman who's been his girlfriend ever since. In Athens, he carried the Swiss flag at the opening ceremony - a moment he describes as, "one of the greatest moments in my career".

"It's one of my dreams to do well at an Olympic Games," he insists. "To win gold would mean as much as a Wimbledon victory - it would be right up there with my Grand Slam wins.

"Carrying the flag was one of those things you can only dream about. Walking into the stadium and seeing all the Swiss flags, the athletes on one side and the fans on the other in a stadium as big as I've ever been in, was unforgettable."

It's hard not to feel a little sympathy for Federer.

This year's version of the Dream Team - or the Redeem Team, as they've been dubbed after their predecessors' appalling showing last time out - are hiding away in the InterContinental Hotel on Financial Street, miles from the buzz and banter of Olympic Green.

Yet they've received nothing but praise - on the basis that in Athens they refused to even stay in the city, preferring to house themselves on a 550m luxury liner instead.

It doesn't help Federer's cause when Nadal, who was mobbed at Beijing airport when he arrived on Tuesday, is positively effusive about staying in the Olympic village.

"It's unforgettable to be in there with all the elite athletes that we only otherwise see on television," he says. "To be with them there is a really marvellous feeling."

Thanks Rafa, Roger must be thinking. First the French Open, then Wimbledon, then the no.1 spot, and now this...

nobama
08-08-2008, 12:25 AM
I guess the BBC forgot that this is the 1st Olympics where Nadal is participating as a singles player? In 2004 he played doubles only. Perhaps there are things he wants to experience that Roger has already experienced in 2000 and 2004? Or perhaps, even though he's the darling of the tennis world/press right now, he's not mobbed to the extent Roger would be/is and therefore staying in the Olympic village isn't as much of a problem for him? Who knows, but I doubt Roger is losing any sleep over the fact he's not staying in the village but Nadal is. :rolleyes:

elessar
08-08-2008, 01:11 AM
You know how the press is :shrug: Manichaeism and bandwagonnig at their best. For four years, the only flaw they could attribute to Roger was to make the tour too boring and predictable, his "decline" has changed things up. The drooling and worshiping is often replaced with little snide comments and digs, while Rafa gets all the ass kissing. Same with Djokovic who was showered with praise at this time last year when he's now showing signs of mental frailty, of questionable behaviour etc...

It's obviously ridiculous to be comparing Roger's and rafa choices given how different the stages of their career that they are in, are. And no matter what the fangirls (read Ackms :D) in GM think on an international level and especially with athletes from other sports, they're clearly not in the same league.

It's a little annoying given how much time Roger has devoted to press conferences/interviews and all but there's not much we can do about it.

Minnie
08-08-2008, 01:34 AM
I thought the "circus" was/is of the media's making, not Fed's :confused:

elessar
08-08-2008, 01:43 AM
Clearly it's Roger's own damn fault for being so accomodating to the media and speaking so many languages :shrug:

yanchr
08-08-2008, 03:34 AM
It's a little annoying given how much time Roger has devoted to press conferences/interviews and all but there's not much we can do about it.
It indeed is. But I doubt Roger hasn't been a bit bored, or annoyed by the press recently...I do hope he cut down the press even more. Nobody in tennis is in the same league as him in regards to getting attention, even if he is not No.1.

BTW, the schedule is out:

His first single will kick off at 10:30am Aug 10 - 1st match of the whole tournament.

His first double will start at about 7:00pm the same day.

yanchr
08-08-2008, 03:42 AM
In times gone by i.e. a few months ago, this would be a cakewalk draw for Fed. No Nalbandian, no Murray, no Djoko. On another note, Djoko being on Nadal's side again is now really against statistical probability witha low chance of it happening.
This would be an excellent draw for USO, with even lower ranked players to start with, and Nalbandian, Murray, Djokovic all in the other half.

BTW, I've noticed that Djokovic has been in Nadal's half for the last three tournaments, which is really low probability, so the next time he might land on the top half, which is Nadal's half again...Well, I can hope :p

On a side note, when Murray climbs up to No.4, I will almost have no preference as to who I want to see in Roger's half, probably I would prefer to see Djokovic by a small margin.

rofe
08-08-2008, 05:24 AM
This would be an excellent draw for USO, with even lower ranked players to start with, and Nalbandian, Murray, Djokovic all in the other half.

BTW, I've noticed that Djokovic has been in Nadal's half for the last three tournaments, which is really low probability, so the next time he might land on the top half, which is Nadal's half again...Well, I can hope :p

On a side note, when Murray climbs up to No.4, I will almost have no preference as to who I want to see in Roger's half, probably I would prefer to see Djokovic by a small margin.

There is no question that Murray is a bigger threat than Djokovic but I think that in a 5 set format, Novak still has a pretty good advantage.

nobama
08-08-2008, 07:29 AM
It's obviously ridiculous to be comparing Roger's and rafa choices given how different the stages of their career that they are in, are. And no matter what the fangirls (read Ackms :D) in GM think on an international level and especially with athletes from other sports, they're clearly not in the same league.Exactly. I don't care what the tards or media says it's quite obvious there is no comparison between the attention Roger gets and what Nadal gets. I didn't hear about 400+ journalists and 50 TV cameras for Nadal's presser.

SUKTUEN
08-08-2008, 09:53 AM
Can't wait to see Roger in the Bird's Nest!!!!!!!!!!!!!

anon57
08-08-2008, 01:55 PM
I don't get the big fuss over Roger not staying in the Olympics village, he stayed in the Olympic village both in 2000 and 2004 so he's had the entire "Olympic experience" of staying in the village with other athletes. So what if this time he's decided to stay outside the village, what's the big deal:shrug:.

Filipo
08-08-2008, 03:56 PM
Roger just walked with the flag of Swiss :D Awesome gift and feeling !

Rogieva
08-08-2008, 04:01 PM
Yeah, what a way to spend your birthday carrying your countries flag through one of the best Olympic Games in recent history !!! :yeah:

Rogieva
08-08-2008, 04:02 PM
Commentators said Roger isn't staying in the Olympic village because he doesnt want to be asked for autographs every 10 seconds. One of the biggest stars at this years Olympics :worship:

SUKTUEN
08-08-2008, 06:20 PM
Commentators said Roger isn't staying in the Olympic village because he doesnt want to be asked for autographs every 10 seconds. One of the biggest stars at this years Olympics :worship:

I understand him, he want to keep very forcus in the matches, hope he can play well !!;)

lunahielo
08-09-2008, 02:19 AM
Best of Luck, Roger...& *Happy Birthday*... :)

*esther*
08-09-2008, 03:52 AM
Commentators said Roger isn't staying in the Olympic village because he doesnt want to be asked for autographs every 10 seconds. One of the biggest stars at this years Olympics :worship:

Even before the Swiss Team marched out, my local commentator was busying talking about how great Roger was and he was "buzz" when he saw Roger. Woo hooo!!!:worship:

Same league together with LeBron James, Yao Ming and others. The TOP stars! :worship:

EternalxJourney
08-09-2008, 03:59 AM
I had no idea Roger was so popular overseas since no one here gives a shit about tennis players unless you're Maria Sharapova or Andy Roddick. I'm very glad to see him being recognized for the great sportsman that he is. Allez Rogi!

refero*fervens
08-09-2008, 05:00 AM
I think he personally got the biggest roars from the crowd during the opening ceremony. Certainly lots of love for Roger in that stadium.

They were quite partial to the tennis stars in our coverage, I think - quite a bit of linger and commenting on Roger and Nadal, even Murray and the Williams sisters. Gonzalez, of course, was flagbearer for Chile. Don't think I saw Hewitt though.

It's a nice practical outfit for the Swiss to have walked out in too, shorts on a warm summer night.

Thanks for posting the sched, yanchr. Hope our channel shows at least some of him.

*esther*
08-09-2008, 05:53 AM
Federer Still a Favorite with Chinese Fans (http://www.masters-cup.com/1/news/2008/federer_china.asp)

Four-time Tennis Masters Cup champion Roger Federer has been voted the most popular ATP player among Chinese fans in a recent online poll. Thousands logged on to one of China’s biggest websites, sina.com, to vote.

"I really like to play in China so it is a great honor to be voted the favourite tennis player by the Chinese fans,” said Federer, who has been No. 1 in the South African Airways ATP Rankings since February 2, 2004.

“I always have a good time at the Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai so I look forward to returning in November. Thanks to all my Chinese fans for the continued support.”

Another star of the ATP circuit, World No. 7 David Nalbandian, was voted second with 22.1 per cent as opposed to Federer's 28.5 per cent.

"I am happy to see I am popular with the Chinese fans,” said the 26-year-old. “Shanghai brings back very good memories as I won the Tennis Masters Cup there in 2005. I hope I will qualify again this year."

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No doubt Roger has one of the BIGGEST roars in Beijing.:worship::worship:

Art&Soul
08-09-2008, 05:59 AM
Surely Roger is always the most famous tennis player in China for a long time

riddle05580
08-09-2008, 08:09 AM
Sunday's OOP is out.

http://www.itftennis.com/olympics/event/scheduleday1.asp

http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2008-08/9_8419906_1.jpg

crude oil
08-09-2008, 08:11 AM
too bad we will get like 0 coverage of this.

Daniel
08-09-2008, 09:16 AM
Good luck Roger :kiss: :bounce: :clap2:

Mrs. B
08-09-2008, 10:20 AM
Surely Roger is always the most famous tennis player in China for a long time

:yeah:

All the best to him in Peking! Carrying his country's flag for the Olympics during his birthday is an unforgettable moment already! :angel:

btw., that opening show was spectacular. :worship:

juninhOH
08-09-2008, 11:29 AM
aw =[ so tomorrow 6am for me

Eden
08-09-2008, 01:42 PM
Roger practising with Stan

nx2lIirUdDU

Federerhingis
08-09-2008, 03:28 PM
:yeah:

All the best to him in Peking! Carrying his country's flag for the Olympics during his birthday is an unforgettable moment already! :angel:

btw., that opening show was spectacular. :worship:

Yes the show was mesmerizing, so much technology, art and boom. :hatoff: Roger looked so happy and relaxed.

Federerhingis
08-09-2008, 03:30 PM
Roger practising with Stan

nx2lIirUdDU

Thanksies Doris. :hug: :wavey:

Mechlan
08-09-2008, 03:30 PM
Roger practising with Stan

nx2lIirUdDU

Well that isn't very promising. :scared: :p

nobama
08-09-2008, 03:50 PM
Well that isn't very promising. :scared: :pYeah all one minute six seconds of it. :p

juninhOH
08-09-2008, 04:02 PM
apparently even on practise his backhand is off T_____T

Mrs. B
08-09-2008, 04:03 PM
Well that isn't very promising. :scared: :p

at least it showed that Mirka can be a ballgirl too if she had to... :p

cath777
08-09-2008, 04:05 PM
at least it showed that Mirka can be a ballgirl too if she had to... :p

I wonder how often she ballgirls :lol:

elessar
08-09-2008, 04:16 PM
apparently even on practise his backhand is off T_____T
What do you mean "even" :lol:
His BH is never worse than in practice, it's a well known fact that Roger can be beaten by everyone there. Hell he even lost to Roddick in practice at the AO 2007 :rolls:

Daniel
08-09-2008, 04:20 PM
Cant wait to see Roger winning his first match tomorrow

:bounce: :bounce:

SUKTUEN
08-09-2008, 05:13 PM
GOD Please Bless Roger play his Best tennis tomorrow!!!:worship::worship:
ALLEZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Roger!!
Good Luck to you in my country!!!!:bounce::bounce:

nobama
08-09-2008, 05:49 PM
So Nadal is complaining about being tired. Djerk is whining about the heat and humidity. C'mon Roger. This could be your chance. The heat/humidity can't be much worse than Dubai where you train every summer.

RogiFan88
08-10-2008, 04:12 AM
GO, ROGI!

Let's hope Rogi [or anyone] can get their matches in Sunday... rain everywhere...

nobama
08-10-2008, 04:57 AM
For those in the states Roger's match should be on MSNBC Sunday morning....assuming it's not rained out. :rolleyes:

nobama
08-10-2008, 05:07 AM
What's up with this CD clown in GM claiming that Roddick has to be loving the fact he's not in Beijing right now. Yeah because Federer, Nadal, Djoker, Murray etc. are a bunch of idiots and Roddick is so smart he's a lock for the US Open. :lol:

SUKTUEN
08-10-2008, 11:06 AM
the rain is stop now, the court is preparing~~~

GOD Please Bless Roger play his good match tonight!:worship:


Hope the weather be OK!!!:worship:

holagirl56
08-10-2008, 11:12 AM
go roger! I can't believe I got up this early...:p

MY, I'm watching MSNBC right now and it's handball; do you know when Federer's on?

Aurelien
08-10-2008, 12:00 PM
go roger! I can't believe I got up this early...:p

MY, I'm watching MSNBC right now and it's handball; do you know when Federer's on?

He should begin playing now, maybe it is raining again

Noelman
08-10-2008, 12:08 PM
All cancelled.
http://www.itftennis.com/olympics/news/gamewatch.asp?articleid=19099

Rita
08-10-2008, 12:16 PM
All cancelled.
http://www.itftennis.com/olympics/news/gamewatch.asp?articleid=19099

:( i was soo looking forward to see him today:sad:

cath777
08-10-2008, 02:34 PM
Roger's first match is rescheduled for 2.30 pm tomorrow.

Mon Aug 11 10:30 Men's Singles First Round
Mon Aug 11 12:30 Women's Singles First Round
United States WILLIAMS Serena vs
Belarus GOVORTSOVA Olga O
Mon Aug 11 14:30 Men's Singles First Round
Switzerland FEDERER Roger vs
Russian Fed. TURSUNOV Dmitry

cath777
08-10-2008, 04:33 PM
Roger and Stan on Court 1 for doubles after Murray's match tomorrow

Court 1
5.00pm start

1 Mens Singles - First Round
(6) MURRAY Andy (GBR) v LU Yen-Hsun (TPE)

2 Mens Doubles - First Round
(4) FEDERER/WAWRINKA (SUI) v BOLELLI/SEPPI (ITA)

nobama
08-10-2008, 04:40 PM
It's supposed to rain all day Monday so doubtful anyone will get to play. :rolleyes:

SUKTUEN
08-10-2008, 05:00 PM
http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2008-08/10_8425449_1.jpg

ALLEZZZZZZZZZZZ Roger!:bounce::bounce:

GOD Please Bless Roger play his best tennis tomorrow!!:worship:


Please give Beijing sunshine!!:bowdown:

Rogieva
08-10-2008, 07:04 PM
What time in the UK will that be ? Probably a early wake up to see Roger :)

cath777
08-10-2008, 07:18 PM
What time in the UK will that be ? Probably a early wake up to see Roger :)

The UK is 7 hours behind Beijing, so a 10.30 am start will be 3.30 am in the UK. At a guess, Roger may be on for singles around 6.30 am UK time, since the Serena match is in progress. Of course, this assumes no rain :rolleyes:

Rita
08-10-2008, 07:23 PM
What time in the UK will that be ? Probably a early wake up to see Roger :)

the pic in your avatar is :hearts:

Aurelien
08-10-2008, 07:30 PM
This won't be an easy match, but I'm sure Roger will handle this match with great authority.

Is 10.30 am the Beijing start time ?

Edit: Seems like it is... I hope Serena won't be too quick

crude oil
08-11-2008, 01:45 AM
Why is that roger is so reluctant to step in on bh returns? He has the ability and I have seen him do it, even against nadal. But he doesnt fully believe in doing it consistently. Now that his movement isnt as crisp as before, he will have to take a few more risks.

It is almost :sad: seeing him just slice those bh returns and get burned time and again by top players. He can get away with it against lower ranked foes but not against the big guns - nadal and djoko.

rofe
08-11-2008, 02:31 AM
Why is that roger is so reluctant to step in on bh returns? He has the ability and I have seen him do it, even against nadal. But he doesnt fully believe in doing it consistently. Now that his movement isnt as crisp as before, he will have to take a few more risks.

It is almost :sad: seeing him just slice those bh returns and get burned time and again by top players. He can get away with it against lower ranked foes but not against the big guns - nadal and djoko.

Old habits die hard especially ones that help you get 12 slams. It was not an issue until Nadal came along and easily scooped it up and hit it with interest to take the upper hand in a rally. Djokovic can return the slice with a BH drive DTL but it is not that easy for him due to his 2-hander.

Fed has always chosen to return serve with caution and I think he is trying to be more aggressive on 2nd serve returns. Two reasons why it has been slow going - his mindset of what a slice return gets him (a neutral rally) and the balance he needs between slicing and driving to perfect the strategy.

My more pressing concern is why (for example) does he not go back 2-3 feet to return serve from players like Karlovic or Roddick. It would help him get the ball back in court and then he could easily take control of the rally against these guys.

SUKTUEN
08-11-2008, 05:32 AM
GOD Please Bless Roger play his Best tennis today!!
ALLEZZZZZZZ Rogi!!!:bounce::bounce:


Please give Beijing good weather!!!:worship:

guinevere_79
08-11-2008, 07:10 AM
Where can I see live scores with scores per game? The match is starting, its 2-1 for Tursunov, I dont know whos serving!

tommylover10
08-11-2008, 07:15 AM
I am watching the match on www.channelsurfing.net

MrChopin
08-11-2008, 07:16 AM
Where can I see live scores with scores per game? The match is starting, its 2-1 for Tursunov, I dont know whos serving!

They are on serve Tursunov up 3-2. I'm not sure of the cpu requirements, but here's a link to the NBC livestream: http://www.nbcolympics.com/tennis/index.html

guinevere_79
08-11-2008, 07:43 AM
Roger, please win this match. I know it's an uphill climb to regain your form, but please start working on it now. Please. :)

First set to Roger at 6-3, but based on match stats, it doesn't seem to be an excellent set for him. Break courtesy of a DF from Tursunov.

Go Roger!

juninhOH
08-11-2008, 07:47 AM
roger is playing ok. If it wasn't for his last results there would be no reason to worry about, it would be 'normal' roger.

btw, I don't know if its the angle of the camera (I'm sure it is), but it seems like the game is being played twice as faster than it usually is :S

170kmh 2nd serves are looking like 220kmh bombs!

soraya
08-11-2008, 07:48 AM
a set and a break, good start. Yes, the court seems to play really fast.

Rogieva
08-11-2008, 07:52 AM
Hi guys! Woaah roger drop volleys! O think he's playing an excellent match! This second set has been worth waking up early for!!! Alleszzzzzzzzz

Rogieva
08-11-2008, 07:54 AM
Amazingggggg!!!! This is old fed back!!!!! 6-4 *4-1 an amazing bh dtl flick passing shot!

Rogieva
08-11-2008, 07:55 AM
ace:rocker:

soraya
08-11-2008, 07:55 AM
Hi...here comes the insurance break.

nobama
08-11-2008, 07:55 AM
Double break for Roger in the 2nd set. Playing better now, but Dima's not playing that great.

Rogieva
08-11-2008, 08:02 AM
64 52

A great match, some stunning winners and not too many errors at all

Serve it out!!

Rogieva
08-11-2008, 08:03 AM
30/0

luvly1
08-11-2008, 08:07 AM
oh no its the roger who cant serve out a set go away

soraya
08-11-2008, 08:09 AM
Done! Night all.

RogerFan82
08-11-2008, 08:11 AM
Excellent match Roger !!!

Mrs. B
08-11-2008, 08:17 AM
missed it going to work, but congrats Roger! will watch the replay later.

:woohoo:

prima donna
08-11-2008, 08:20 AM
Allez! Let's go Roger!

MrChopin
08-11-2008, 08:25 AM
Fed looked pretty impressive today, almost "old-self" and as much as he has been maybe all year. He played the bh like a defensive shot most of the match, using lots of varied-depth slices that gave Tursunov no rhythm. He even started pulling him in with it only to then pass with the bh (even one dtl flick!) More often than not, he took advantage of having a fh with nice depth and pace and he set up some easy put aways with it (cc and io, even a fh dtl winner on the run). In general, the movement was pretty good, and he ran around the backhand to hit clean winners several times. He also moved to net well, closing the gap quickly. He had some nice stretch volleys in the middle of the second set. The reaction seemed a little slow, but probably because the court speed looks really fast.

Overall, I'm pretty pleased with his performance. The return was more chip than aggression today, but he had nice depth with it and it looked to be staying low. He had some errors, but more often than not, he played within himself, especially on the bh, and that kind of mentality has been rare this year. He even gave about 4-5 "Cmon." Quite pleased!

*esther*
08-11-2008, 08:29 AM
Roger is playing ROCK SOLID!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO:dance::dance::woohoo::woohoo::w oohoo:

nobama
08-11-2008, 08:36 AM
I'm sure the weather is a factor in how guys are playing out there. Right now the humidity is around 80% and the temp is 80F. I'm watching the Ferrer match and he looks like he wants to die out there. I can't imagine playing in such hot and humid weather. I don't think it was that humid in Cincy. :o

Rogieva
08-11-2008, 08:48 AM
It was a great match, especially the second set! Some roars of cmon and allez which was good to see ;) keep this up roger, very positive signs!!!

trickcy
08-11-2008, 08:57 AM
:woohoo: Pretty good match for Roger, especially given the recent struggles. Come on Roger!!

yanchr
08-11-2008, 09:43 AM
Fed looked pretty impressive today, almost "old-self" and as much as he has been maybe all year. He played the bh like a defensive shot most of the match, using lots of varied-depth slices that gave Tursunov no rhythm. He even started pulling him in with it only to then pass with the bh (even one dtl flick!) More often than not, he took advantage of having a fh with nice depth and pace and he set up some easy put aways with it (cc and io, even a fh dtl winner on the run). In general, the movement was pretty good, and he ran around the backhand to hit clean winners several times. He also moved to net well, closing the gap quickly. He had some nice stretch volleys in the middle of the second set. The reaction seemed a little slow, but probably because the court speed looks really fast.

Overall, I'm pretty pleased with his performance. The return was more chip than aggression today, but he had nice depth with it and it looked to be staying low. He had some errors, but more often than not, he played within himself, especially on the bh, and that kind of mentality has been rare this year. He even gave about 4-5 "Cmon." Quite pleased!
Thanks for the detailed comments :wavey:

Was stuck in the office and the livestream was obviously blocked :mad::o But as long as he plays well, I can bear not watching him :D

Hopefully we have a livestream for the doubles as well.

Minnie
08-11-2008, 10:03 AM
I missed the first few games of the 1st set .. and didn't think there was much to choose between the 2 of them as I began watching until Roger got the break. But the 2nd set ... that was vintage Federer ... some of those shots were stunning. But I'll feel more relaxed when he carries his vintage game to Rd 2, 3 etc - all the way to winning that gold medal he so badly wants.

Come on Roger... believe you can do it, and you will.

guinevere_79
08-11-2008, 10:09 AM
Yay Roger!

Lets hope he and Stan do well in their doubles match later.

Daniel
08-11-2008, 10:41 AM
Well done Roger :)

anon57
08-11-2008, 10:45 AM
Have seen the match yet, Dutch tv better show a rerun later:armed:
Good luck in the next round Roger:rocker2:

Sunset of Age
08-11-2008, 11:58 AM
Have seen the match yet, Dutch tv better show a rerun later:armed:
Good luck in the next round Roger:rocker2:

:wavey: I'm waiting for that rerun right now. From what I read so far I understood that Roger played a good match, I'm very happy to see that.

anon57
08-11-2008, 12:02 PM
:wavey: I'm waiting for that rerun right now. From what I read so far I understood that Roger played a good match, I'm very happy to see that.

Hi Karin:wavey:
Would you happen to know when they'll be showing Roger's match. He played during my midmoring nap, I needed some sleep after waking up early to watch the swimming finals:o

Sunset of Age
08-11-2008, 12:16 PM
Hi Karin:wavey:
Would you happen to know when they'll be showing Roger's match. He played during my midmoring nap, I needed some sleep after waking up early to watch the swimming finals:o

Hi Kim! :wavey:

I just returned home from a festival which really tired me out, so I missed it as well. I wish I knew the exact time, but they aren't telling so far... I'll just keep my TV running and - wait -. Can't take that long anymore I guess...

nobama
08-11-2008, 12:32 PM
Murray is out. :eek:

rofe
08-11-2008, 12:50 PM
roger is playing ok. If it wasn't for his last results there would be no reason to worry about, it would be 'normal' roger.

btw, I don't know if its the angle of the camera (I'm sure it is), but it seems like the game is being played twice as faster than it usually is :S

170kmh 2nd serves are looking like 220kmh bombs!

It is the angle of the camera. Anyway, well played Roger. Considering the conditions and the fact that this was a first round match, I am impressed with the scoreline. Now he has to keep it up.

Rogieva
08-11-2008, 01:01 PM
Murray is out. :eek:

Yeah, Lu played the match of his life. Totally outplayed Murray, Lu was so aggressive all the time :shrug:

Murray has his weaknesses though, his second serve was just spun it at about 70mph most of the time, half way up the court.

And plus, Murray has his chances plenty of times. Lead 5-3, 3 set points at 6-5*, had 5 break points to break at 4-4 second set to serve for the set.

Ferrer is out too :D