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Davis Cup, Switzerland vs. Belgium

Mrs. B
09-16-2008, 08:01 AM
Hopp, Schwiiz! Hopp, Roger! :bounce:

bokehlicious
09-16-2008, 08:28 AM
I'll try to watch them practise tomorrow...

Another RogFan
09-16-2008, 10:54 AM
Good Luck!

SUKTUEN
09-16-2008, 02:14 PM
Allezzzzzzzzzzzzz Swiss team!!!

Eden
09-16-2008, 04:48 PM
Pictures from today which were posted by Krist on RF.com :)

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Eden
09-16-2008, 04:49 PM
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Eden
09-16-2008, 04:50 PM
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Eden
09-16-2008, 04:52 PM
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Eden
09-16-2008, 04:53 PM
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Eden
09-16-2008, 04:55 PM
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Eden
09-16-2008, 04:57 PM
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Eden
09-16-2008, 05:00 PM
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Eden
09-16-2008, 05:02 PM
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Venle
09-17-2008, 11:27 AM
Good luck !

Lovely pics, Doris :hug:

bokehlicious
09-17-2008, 12:13 PM
Just back from Malley where I watched Roger and Stan practising :) Fed was leading 3-1 when I had to leave :cool: :o both seemed very relaxed...

nobama
09-17-2008, 12:16 PM
From rf.com

http://www.lematin.ch/multimedia/images/img_traitees/2008/09/fed____article.jpg

All kids who play tennis can visit the swiss team this afternoon and practise with them.

http://www.lematin.ch/fr/sport/tennis/roger-federer-positif-pour-2009_12-243233

Rog1
09-17-2008, 01:36 PM
I know the team will do well. Stan and Roger are just so cute together. Glad, they are finding inspiration from each other or is it just coming from Stan's direction. LOL

Linda (Luton-UK)

SUKTUEN
09-17-2008, 03:42 PM
Come On Roger and Stan!!!!!!!!!!!

Eden
09-17-2008, 04:45 PM
Thanks to Krist from RF.com as usual :)

from yesterday

http://www.mytennis.ch/daviscup/upload/images/news/rog-seve.jpg


from today

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Eden
09-17-2008, 04:48 PM
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Eden
09-17-2008, 04:50 PM
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Eden
09-17-2008, 04:50 PM
http://www.mytennis.ch/daviscup/upload/images/standard/stan%20rog%20training.jpg

trickcy
09-18-2008, 06:58 AM
Roger and Stan :inlove:

trickcy
09-18-2008, 07:21 AM
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bokehlicious
09-18-2008, 08:25 AM
Crap, most probably the doubles team will be Fed/Allegro and not Fed/Wawa :(

bokehlicious
09-18-2008, 10:31 AM
Friday: Wawrinka-Darcic, followed by Federer-Vliegen

Fedrinka in doubles :cool: :bounce:

Venle
09-18-2008, 10:55 AM
Friday: Wawrinka-Darcic, followed by Federer-Vliegen

Fedrinka in doubles :cool: :bounce:

Fedrinka :hearts:

Hope their team-work is as great as it was in Beijing ;)

SUKTUEN
09-18-2008, 02:51 PM
ALLEZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Switzerland!!

RFederer90
09-18-2008, 06:21 PM
I think that Roger will mark all victories in this three days of Davis Cup! :)

Eden
09-18-2008, 07:13 PM
Crap, most probably the doubles team will be Fed/Allegro and not Fed/Wawa :(

I think it was a tough decision for Lüthi which players to choose for the doubles. It would surely have been nice for Yves to get the chance to play once more with Roger, but on the other hand the crowd surely wants to see the Olympic Champions on the court.

Have a great time at the event, JM :) Please say hi to Eva :)

I think that Roger will mark all victories in this three days of Davis Cup! :)

I don't think he will play on Sunday if Switzerland has won the encounter already after the doubles ;)

Eden
09-18-2008, 07:16 PM
Pictures from today, posted by Krist :)

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0avDbwqeVQgMl/700x.jpg

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Eden
09-18-2008, 07:19 PM
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Eden
09-18-2008, 07:21 PM
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Eden
09-18-2008, 07:22 PM
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robinhood
09-18-2008, 10:36 PM
Thank You For All The Nice Photos!

stroopery
09-18-2008, 11:07 PM
oh bless. I don't know why but roger looks more happy and more expressive when with stan.

hope they'll do well in DC - looking forward to watch team federinka in action again :D!

Blondie1985
09-19-2008, 01:34 AM
hopp Suisse!!!!

SUKTUEN
09-19-2008, 02:53 PM
Roger looks so sexy in Red again!!

trickcy
09-19-2008, 04:03 PM
Roger broken in the first set. Hopp Roger!!
No need to follow Stan's practice of 5 sets..

robinhood
09-19-2008, 04:35 PM
Yes, the first set is in the bag.
I'm more nervous about US-Spain tie right now.
I hope Roddick can beat Ferrer.

dj_mercury
09-19-2008, 04:51 PM
pathetic performance from the linesmen... both teams complaining to the referee for every dubious call.

Sunset of Age
09-19-2008, 04:57 PM
pathetic performance from the linesmen... both teams complaining to the referee for every dubious call.

yeah... I'm watching on a very bad livestream, so I can't tell whether the balls were indeed out or in, but the fact that both teams are complaining as much as they do really says it all.

What's the score btw? (can't even see THAT on my livestream :help:)

dj_mercury
09-19-2008, 05:13 PM
The problem is that the match refs are not even comfortable anymore to these situations... far more easy to say "it looked close, you can challenge it"...

Sorry for the late reply, Roger just broke again in the second and leads 5*-4

Sunset of Age
09-19-2008, 05:16 PM
The problem is that the match refs are not even comfortable anymore to these situations... far more easy to say "it looked close, you can challenge it"...

Sorry for the late reply, Roger just broke again in the second and leads 5*-4

Thanks!

I just heard Belgium got a point penalty for racket abuse... :eek:

I fully agree with you on your point regarding the umpires. Even more, why the heck such sloppy linesmen? I guess they, too, have become too much used to the hawkeye system... why bother making accurate and timely calls when there's the hawkeye? I guess they forgot the system isn't available at DC ties. :cool:

dj_mercury
09-19-2008, 05:21 PM
Roger won the second 6-4. Have the audio turned off so I missed the point penalty, but definetely possible, since Vliegen was leading 3-0 and not playing bad at all, so surely frustrating for him.

As for the linesmen I think the main problem is that for a DC tie I doubt that there is that much selection to pick them instead of others that have applied for it, so I guess the probability to have really lousy ones is much higher than obviously in a Gran Slam.

Really spectacular point to start the set, pity that it ended with an UE.

Sunset of Age
09-19-2008, 05:34 PM
Roger won the second 6-4. Have the audio turned off so I missed the point penalty, but definetely possible, since Vliegen was leading 3-0 and not playing bad at all, so surely frustrating for him.

He first got a code violation for complaining, and a second code violation for racket throwing - and in contrary to most, this referee took the adequate (as it was the second code violation) decision to give him a point penalty as well.
[EDIT]: Vliegen got his first cv for eye-contact with the coach.
But I do understand his frustration... btw was Vliegen playing THAT well, or was Roger being his usual 2008-self again? ;)

As for the linesmen I think the main problem is that for a DC tie I doubt that there is that much selection to pick them instead of others that have applied for it, so I guess the probability to have really lousy ones is much higher than obviously in a Gran Slam.

I don't really get this... :confused: - why should the number of linesmen to select from be different?

dj_mercury
09-19-2008, 05:44 PM
Well if you check the stats especially in the first set, Vliegen was doing really few errors and hitting many winners. Roger was probably not playing 100%, but still I think Vliegen aggressive play was really effective as long as the balls were in the court, that obviously changed in the middle of the second break and now Roger closed the pendency with a clear 6-2.

The number of people to select may be the same, but my guess is that the people that announce themselves for taking this role is much lower, but I could be totally wrong, no expert of such organizational issues.

dj_mercury
09-19-2008, 05:51 PM
Federer just said that he will play also Sunday. Big LOL at Bohli "My God is Roger Federer" shirt.

Sunset of Age
09-19-2008, 06:07 PM
Well if you check the stats especially in the first set, Vliegen was doing really few errors and hitting many winners. Roger was probably not playing 100%, but still I think Vliegen aggressive play was really effective as long as the balls were in the court, that obviously changed in the middle of the second break and now Roger closed the pendency with a clear 6-2.

Thanks!
Yeah, from what I could see due to a horrible livestream and Belgian TV showing Tetris in stead of tennis, I got the impression that Vliegen was in fact playing well and well managed to give Roger a bit of trouble during the first 1 1/2 sets with his aggressive play. Problem (or rather: not :angel:) was he apparently couldn't keep it up, even more when he lost his cool.

The number of people to select may be the same, but my guess is that the people that announce themselves for taking this role is much lower, but I could be totally wrong, no expert of such organizational issues.

Well I have no idea of this either, but I think that even in that crowd there'd be quite a few people capable of doing a better job than the :retard:s over there on court!
These fellows didn't just Make Baby Jesus Cry today, moreover, they apparently made Roger Ask for Hawkeye... :lol:

anon57
09-19-2008, 06:19 PM
These fellows didn't just Make Baby Jesus Cry today, moreover, they apparently made Roger Ask for Hawkeye... :lol:
:speakles:That takes some seriously bad calls to make Roger ask for Hawkeye:lol:

Sunset of Age
09-19-2008, 06:21 PM
:speakles:That takes some seriously bad calls to make Roger ask for Hawkeye:lol:

Believe me, it was :speakles: :retard: :smash:

BOTH teams kept on complaining... :lol:

RFederer90
09-19-2008, 07:06 PM
Pics from today's match? :)

RogFed#1Fan
09-19-2008, 08:12 PM
Pics from today's match? :)
These are from rf.com:
http://www.20min.ch/diashow/20560/dav2.jpg

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trickcy
09-19-2008, 08:33 PM
http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/DC_9807_gallery.JPG :rolls: :rolls: :haha:

trickcy
09-19-2008, 08:50 PM
Images from RF.com

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trickcy
09-19-2008, 08:50 PM
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Rogieva
09-19-2008, 11:19 PM
just love the red and white outfit :hearts:

Allez boys!!

nobama
09-20-2008, 12:03 AM
I still don't get why players don't wear team uniforms for DC.

BigJohn
09-20-2008, 04:06 AM
:) Nice. I'll treat myself to some Swiss chocolate if they win this tie.

Roger Federer89
09-20-2008, 10:31 AM
Thaaaaaanks.

Beautiful Roger!

tennis2tennis
09-20-2008, 11:48 AM
I still don't get why players don't wear team uniforms for DC.
sponsors....some NIKE some adidas..u know shit like that...

anon57
09-20-2008, 12:53 PM
:ras: Way to lose your serve Roger after just getting the previous break back, Belgium serving for the first set 5*-4
Edit: Malisse holds and Belgium takes the first set

dj_mercury
09-20-2008, 01:09 PM
Swiss duo is struggling a lot with the weird but effective double play from the Belgium team. They remain at the baseline a lot of the times, even on their serve.

anon57
09-20-2008, 01:14 PM
Malisse/Rochus are a pretty good doubles team, they've won RG together if I'm not mistaken and they've played quite a bit of doubles together, although it's been a while since they've last played. Fedrinka aren't playing that well yet, and the Belgians started out well.

dj_mercury
09-20-2008, 01:23 PM
Y, exactly, in 2004.

anon57
09-20-2008, 01:37 PM
Some sloppy points so far from Fedrinka while Rochus and especially Malisse have been playing very well.

anon57
09-20-2008, 01:42 PM
Tiebreak in the second set :scared:

dj_mercury
09-20-2008, 01:51 PM
What a point for the set!!

anon57
09-20-2008, 01:52 PM
Great point and Fedrinka take the second set 8-6 in the tiebreak

dj_mercury
09-20-2008, 02:13 PM
Wawrinka is playing really good now, he is taking risks to break the defensive setup of the Belgian and he is rewarded with a break.

Sunset of Age
09-20-2008, 02:14 PM
Wawrinka is playing really good now, he is taking risks to break the defensive setup of the Belgian and he is rewarded with a break.

Stan most definitely upped his level of playing. :yeah:

trickcy
09-20-2008, 02:35 PM
Come on Federinka :bounce:

Sunset of Age
09-20-2008, 02:39 PM
Come on Federinka :bounce:

Anyone have a livestream available? Friggin' Belgian TV switched to cycling! :mad:

trickcy
09-20-2008, 02:42 PM
http://mp4.streampower.be/vrt/sdp/vrt_vrtnieuws2.net_hi.sdp
You'll have to watch it through VLC Media Player or Real Time Media Player by typing that in the open file option.
It's working on and off for me..
Hope it works :)

Sunset of Age
09-20-2008, 02:52 PM
http://mp4.streampower.be/vrt/sdp/vrt_vrtnieuws2.net_hi.sdp
You'll have to watch it through VLC Media Player or Real Time Media Player by typing that in the open file option.
It's working on and off for me..
Hope it works :)

"Not Enough Bandwidth" :mad:

Never mind, Belgian TV has just switched back. :D
Hope they stay in Lausanne now as I want to see the Fedrinka Celebration! :hearts:

clever1980
09-20-2008, 03:01 PM
"Not Enough Bandwidth" :mad:

Never mind, Belgian TV has just switched back. :D
Hope they stay in Lausanne now as I want to see the Fedrinka Celebration! :hearts:

So.. Fedrinka won.. I am just watching the live score.. How is the celebration? Same voodoo act?

Sunset of Age
09-20-2008, 03:04 PM
So.. Fedrinka won.. I am just watching the live score.. How is the celebration? Same voodoo act?

Oh YES! Stan on his back and Fed well eh... yeah Voodoo Hands.
Shorter than at the Olympics of course. I got the feeling Stan and Fed knew exactly what the crowd wanted to see, and so they did. :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

Waiting for the pictures to come in...

anon57
09-20-2008, 03:04 PM
GSM Team Fedrinka. Swiss DC team in now back in World Group, hopefully with both Federer and Wawrinka playing and a favourable draw they can do some damage:yeah:.

clever1980
09-20-2008, 03:10 PM
Oh YES! Stan on his back and Fed well eh... yeah Voodoo Hands.
Shorter than at the Olympics of course. I got the feeling Stan and Fed knew exactly what the crowd wanted to see, and so they did. :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

Waiting for the pictures to come in...

Thanks Karen..

I can't wait until the photos come out too :woohoo::inlove:

luzkoz
09-20-2008, 03:10 PM
Congratulations Switzerland :):cool:.

RogFed#1Fan
09-20-2008, 03:16 PM
Well done Fedrinka!
Switzerland is qualified now with their 3-0 win over Belgium!!!

biological
09-20-2008, 03:23 PM
:bounce: ALLEZ FEDRINKA! :bounce:

Excellent win! :D The celebration at the end was awesome. :inlove: Both so cute.

Diprosalic
09-20-2008, 03:26 PM
we won :)

SUKTUEN
09-20-2008, 04:01 PM
Congratulations Switzerland !!!!!:D:D:D

trickcy
09-20-2008, 04:43 PM
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trickcy
09-20-2008, 04:46 PM
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trickcy
09-20-2008, 05:04 PM
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bokehlicious
09-20-2008, 05:05 PM
2 vids I took today during the pre-match ceremony :)


http://www.dailymotion.com/jmpowerantonius/video/x6tesw_cd-suibel-2_sport

http://www.dailymotion.com/jmpowerantonius/video/x6telv_cd-suibel-1_sport

trickcy
09-20-2008, 06:17 PM
Thanks :wavey:

How's your throat now? :lol:
And was someone there shouting excellent or something?

bokehlicious
09-20-2008, 06:26 PM
Thanks :wavey:

How's your throat now? :lol:
And was someone there shouting excellent or something?

lost my voice in the process :o :p

My wife was shouting excellent :o

robinhood
09-20-2008, 06:29 PM
2 vids I took today during the pre-match ceremony :)


http://www.dailymotion.com/jmpowerantonius/video/x6tesw_cd-suibel-2_sport

http://www.dailymotion.com/jmpowerantonius/video/x6telv_cd-suibel-1_sport

Thanks for the Vids.
How cute is that?

It's good to see Fed sharing the spotlight with a fellow Swiss.
Stan now needs to have some good results at the Slams!
Hopefully next year we will see him in the quarters and beyond.

trickcy
09-20-2008, 06:30 PM
:lol: Will you be going again tomorrow?
Your wife's a Fedfan too, eh? ;)

bokehlicious
09-20-2008, 06:31 PM
:lol: Will be going again tomorrow?


Not sure I'll go for the dead rubbers :angel: :p


Your wife's a Fedfan too, eh? ;)

Pretty much, yes :)

trickcy
09-20-2008, 06:34 PM
Not sure I'll go for the dead rubbers :angel: :p
since Roger and Stan might not play, eh? :p

Pretty much, yes :)
That must be nice :D You can cheer together.

bokehlicious
09-20-2008, 06:43 PM
since Roger and Stan might not play, eh? :p


:angel: Bohli and Allegro playing meaningless matches is a tad less exciting than Roger (and Stan) :o



That must be nice :D You can cheer together.

It's a thing we share in common, not bad indeed :D

Eden
09-20-2008, 07:17 PM
Here's the ceremony before today's doubles match where Roger and Stan were honoured for the Olympic medal. Just have a look at the symbol of the light which was used for the show :inlove:

http://www.tsr.ch/tsr/index.html?siteSect=500010&bcid=615193&vid=9752636&channel=sport

biological
09-20-2008, 07:25 PM
Thank you so much, that video is just lovely. :hearts:

Eden
09-20-2008, 07:41 PM
Congrats to Roger and Stan for the victory against a quite experienced doubles team and the return of Switzerland to the World Group :yeah:

As far as I understood Roger announced to play the 1st round next year. Lets wait and see which team they have to play against.

Lekha, thanks a lot for posting the pictures :hug:

2 vids I took today during the pre-match ceremony :)


http://www.dailymotion.com/jmpowerantonius/video/x6tesw_cd-suibel-2_sport

http://www.dailymotion.com/jmpowerantonius/video/x6telv_cd-suibel-1_sport

Merci beaucoup :hug:

Can you translate for us non fluent French speakers what Roger and Stan have said?

Did you enjoyed your visit at the encounter? :)

Do you know if the famous T-shirt which Bohli wore yesterday will be available to order somewhere? I'm sure lots of people are interested in buying such a T-shirt :D

Not sure I'll go for the dead rubbers :angel: :p


But Roger is probably going to play or have you heard something else?

biological
09-20-2008, 07:49 PM
Do you know if the famous T-shirt which Bohli wore yesterday will be available to order somewhere? I'm sure lots of people are interested in buying such a T-shirt :D

I definitely am. :D

bokehlicious
09-20-2008, 08:16 PM
Merci beaucoup :hug:


Bitte schön Doris :hug: ;)


Can you translate for us non fluent French speakers what Roger and Stan have said?


S: Hello, as you can imagine, there was a lot of emotion, we spent 2 awesome weeks in Beijing, for me it was the best moments of my career, I'd like to thank Roger because it's of course also because of him, I'm proud of what we've done, thanks Roger! Today the emotion is much bigger because I play in Lausanne, the town I was born and I live in, in front of a crowd I really like, it's special to celebrate in front of you all, through all the years, be here today is quite something special. Thank you again, you're awesome.

R: Well, there's not much else to say... As Stan said, it was a real special moment, not only for us players but for whole Switzerland. I knew I had a "medal in me", but to share it with Stan is awesome. It's also the moment for me to thank Stan for playing with me, and it's also time to be thankful to all of you, thank you so much, and I'm looking forward to today's match and the next to come.


Did you enjoyed your visit at the encounter? :)


I'm not a DC lover, but yes, I really enjoyed the moment, not often than we have two top ten players :)


Do you know if the famous T-shirt which Bohli wore yesterday will be available to order somewhere? I'm sure lots of people are interested in buying such a T-shirt :D


I tried to get one there but couldn't find any :shrug: :(



But Roger is probably going to play or have you heard something else?

Well, since the tie is over I guess #3 and #4 will play the last ones...

Eden
09-20-2008, 08:48 PM
S: Hello, as you can imagine, there was a lot of emotion, we spent 2 awesome weeks in Beijing, for me it was the best moments of my career, I'd like to thank Roger because it's of course also because of him, I'm proud of what we've done, thanks Roger! Today the emotion is much bigger because I play in Lausanne, the town I was born and I live in, in front of a crowd I really like, it's special to celebrate in front of you all, through all the years, be here today is quite something special. Thank you again, you're awesome.

R: Well, there's not much else to say... As Stan said, it was a real special moment, not only for us players but for whole Switzerland. I knew I had a "medal in me", but to share it with Stan is awesome. It's also the moment for me to thank Stan for playing with me, and it's also time to be thankful to all of you, thank you so much, and I'm looking forward to today's match and the next to come.

:)

Thanks for the translation :hug:


I'm not a DC lover, but yes, I really enjoyed the moment, not often than we have two top ten players :)

Judging from the clip you have posted and the other stuff I have seen there was really a great atmosphere in the hall.

I guess it was nearly impossible to approach Roger.

Did you get to meet Eva?


I tried to get one there but couldn't find any :shrug: :(

Too bad, but hopefully they will produce them.


Well, since the tie is over I guess #3 and #4 will play the last ones...

At first I thought that Roger would play tomorrow to give something back to the crowd, but I have just read that Lüthi has said that the chances that Roger and Stan would play are less than 50 %:



Olympic champions secure Switzerland a place in the 2009 World Group

Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka gave Switzerland an unassailable 3-0 lead in the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Play-off tie against Belgium. The Olympic champions won the doubles in Lausanne against Xavier Malisse and Olivier Rochus 46 76(6) 63 63.

The magical ride with the two heroes of Beijing had begun thirty minutes prior to the start of the match: The Swiss received a special celebration for their Olympic effort in a place that was already filled to capacity. Accompanied by sports minister Mr Samuel Schmid, and Jörg Schild, the director of Swiss Olympic, Mr René Stammbach, the president of Swiss Tennis, had a speech for the champions who had entered the court with their gold medal. "The Olympic success is also encouraging for the Davis Cup. After winning the gold, why shouldn't we dream o0f winning the Davis Cup now?"

The 6000 fans were certainly not ones to say no to this proposal. Federer and Wawrinka got long standing ovations and each a collage with memories from Beijing. After one more celebration round, the Swiss had to prepare for the doubles. "The emotions were strong. I had tears in my eyes and couldn't find the proper words", Federer said.


No gifts on the court

And there were no more gifts. In fact, in the beginning it was quite a bumpy ride with the Belgians, 2004 winners of the French Open, taking the early break to lead 2-1. The Swiss equalized to 4-4 when Olivier Rochus was unable to win a point but then the next pieces of magic came from him. The small player with huge heart and great hands sealed the break against Federer in the next game by scoring an unbelievable point with a forehand passing shot. He then converted the third set point with a perfect drop volley.

And the bumpy ride continued in the second set, when the Swiss were taken to a tiebreak. "Fedrinka", as they are called by some people now, took a 5-2 lead but Wawrinka then couldn't serve it out. As a result the Swiss got in trouble and faced set point at 5-6. A forehand-top-spin-volley by Federer led to 6-6 and then Malisse missed a "penalty shot" at 6-7 by hitting an easy backhand volley long. "Of course, it would have been a big difference if we could have gone two sets up", Rochus said.

From that moment, the Swiss took charge and cruised. They broke Malisse three consecutive times and finished the match after almost three hours. Then, the memories of Beijing came up one more time, when they repeated their Olympic celebration, with Wawrinka on the floor and Federer trying to get some of the heat out of his young partner. "The whole day was unbelievable with all these emotions", Wawrinka said.

On Sunday, the last two singles are now of lesser importance. The Swiss team hasn't taken the decision yet who will play, but captain Severin Lüthi might rest his stars: "We have to make up our minds but I would say the chance that Roger and Stan will play is less than 50 percent."


Gracious in defeat

The Belgians were graceful in defeat although they had plenty of reason to be unhappy. They had been seeded and had a tough draw to play the Czech Republic away in the first round and then they were seeded again and had to play Switzerland abroad. Against two top ten players, they failed to win a match but had their chances in two matches.

Captain Julien Hoferlin didn't have reproaches to make to his players: "Of course, I wish they had won but they gave everything they had and that was all I could ask for. I am proud of them." For the captain, an era ends as he will start a new job at the LTA and will not be leading the team again. "I look forward to the new job but I am very sad now."

Source: http://www.daviscup.com/news/matchreport.asp?articleid=14715


Do you think the fans would be disappointed when Roger won't play tomorrow?

anon57
09-20-2008, 08:55 PM
Thanks for posting the article Doris, love how they call them Fedrinka:D

bokehlicious
09-20-2008, 09:09 PM
Judging from the clip you have posted and the other stuff I have seen there was really a great atmosphere in the hall.


The atmosphere was great :)


I guess it was nearly impossible to approach Roger.


I didn't try, I've already seen him "closely"... :)


Did you get to meet Eva?


Nope :sad: but I'm sure she had a great time :hug:



Do you think the fans would be disappointed when Roger won't play tomorrow?

I don't know, I don't think so. Most of the people had tickets for the 3 days anyway so watched Roger play 2 days. I just think that tomorrow it will be half empty...

*esther*
09-21-2008, 01:10 AM
Congrats Team Suisse :yeah:

tennis2tennis
09-21-2008, 03:22 AM
:)

Thanks for the translation :hug:



Judging from the clip you have posted and the other stuff I have seen there was really a great atmosphere in the hall.

I guess it was nearly impossible to approach Roger.

Did you get to meet Eva?



Too bad, but hopefully they will produce them.



At first I thought that Roger would play tomorrow to give something back to the crowd, but I have just read that Lüthi has said that the chances that Roger and Stan would play are less than 50 %:



Source: http://www.daviscup.com/news/matchreport.asp?articleid=14715


Do you think the fans would be disappointed when Roger won't play tomorrow?
mabybe but they'll see the bigger picture...there's still alot of tennis left in this season, they'd want their stars to be ready for that

trickcy
09-21-2008, 04:49 AM
Thanks for the translation JM :wavey:

Switzerland is in the world group for next year :aparty: and with Roger saying that he'll be playing in the first round,and Stan playing well it'll be nice if they make it far :dance:

The atmosphere over there looks like it's awesome :yeah:

trickcy
09-21-2008, 05:29 AM
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Mrs. B
09-21-2008, 07:46 AM
JM, sorry i missed you and your wife but i sat with the other fans4Roger on tribune G above the entrance, from your vid i think you were close to the Belgian fans. :hug:

what a great atmosphere, wasn't it? i esp love the 'Olympic' ceremony with all the lights out and the little neon things glowing in the dark. WOW! Just glad Herr Schmidt didn't say anything. :lol: The doubles was great although i must say Malisse/Rochus played really well. Glad Fedrinka could close that out in 4. The first rubber on Friday made me a bit nervous cause Darcis is a good player and just glad Stan could win it in 5.
Lol, i actually left on the 2nd set of Roger's match on Friday to walk back to my car then drove to Morges thru the Autobahn to pick up my sister-in-law near the train station and then we drove to St-Prex then i could watch the 3rd set on her tv. I didn't want to be caught on traffic leaving Prilly if i waited till the match was finished, and everybody leaving Malley, so i dared walk out of Roger's match! :lol: I was also very tired that after dinner we watched a film, didn't finish it and then went to bed.
Then I drove back to Prilly yesterday because i knew that if Roger and Stan won their doubs i would drive back to Bern and skip today's matches. Sorry i had no time to call you , i met another fan that i know and we had coffee at that Migros center and met other RF fans (they were British) and we started to chat, then walked together to the Pattinoire and met up with the rest. After the game we were at the champagne bar near the media center (we saw Roger there and he waved at us before he entered) and Arturo (the f4R presi) bought 2 bottles of champagne. Did you see Mirka? She walked in at the entrance below us but she sat close to the Belgian fans with her friends but after 2 games she went out again. I was surprised she didn't sit there with Roger and Stans' parents cuz Roger's sister was also there. She wore some glittery Nike sneakers with Roger's name written on the back. :lol: The usher there didn't want to open the door for her cuz the match was still going on but she showed her badge and then she could go out.

Doris, Claudia relayed your greetings to everyone! :hug: wished you were there, i'm sure you would have enjoyed it too!
I also gave my ticket for today to a young Swiss girl from Lausanne and told her to sell it at Chf 20 if she can, and i gave my apero paper to those Brits who had another friend who flew all the way from the States, i hope Roger will be there today so she can hopefully see him up close and have her own Federer moment. :)

Or Levy
09-21-2008, 09:00 AM
I agree, it would be best if Roger rests today.

Apperantly Rafa is running on fumes, should still have it in him to beat Roddick, but he's far from 100%. There's still A LOT to play for this year, fresh Roger and tired Rafa would help.

bokehlicious
09-21-2008, 09:16 AM
Eva :hug: :hug: glad to read you spent a nice time :)

I was indeed sitting not far from the Belgian supporters... I saw some people with the fans4roger caps maybe you were one of them :shrug: :D

I took the train yesterday to attend the doubles, St-Prex-Renens by train, and then 5 mintues of bus to the ice stadium...

I won't go today either, I guess the venue will be half empty :o :D

Cheers :hug:

Mrs. B
09-21-2008, 09:43 AM
JM, :hug: i was actually sitting with my sister-in-law at the resto next to the train station in St. Prex and had breakfast there! :lol: Then she walked back to their flat in Chemin du Cherrat (don't tell me you live there too) and i drove thru that beautiful coastline road then the highway towards Lausanne/ Malley.

No, i was not wearing a cap. But i bought the same shirt Roger wore from the Athleticum shop. :p

I'll try to watch the matches on tv today but i'm going out to play tennis later.

:wavey:

fedsfan1
09-21-2008, 09:45 AM
Thanks to trickey for the pictures :worship:

P.Antonius for the translation of the video that Eden posted.
The celebration was so nice....Team Fedrinka ROCKS!!
But I could listen to Roger speak french all day....:inlove: doesn't really matter what he says ;)

Mrs.B...thanks for your report. Glad you had Fed-Fab time. Maybe next year I can make the trip to Switzerland. Would love to be surronded by all that Swissness.

So happy they are back in the world group.

BRAVO FEDRINKA

bokehlicious
09-21-2008, 10:29 AM
JM, :hug: i was actually sitting with my sister-in-law at the resto next to the train station in St. Prex and had breakfast there! :lol: Then she walked back to their flat in Chemin du Cherrat (don't tell me you live there too) and i drove thru that beautiful coastline road then the highway towards Lausanne/ Malley.

No, i was not wearing a cap. But i bought the same shirt Roger wore from the Athleticum shop. :p

I'll try to watch the matches on tv today but i'm going out to play tennis later.

:wavey:

:lol: when did you have your breakfast there, yesterday? We catched the 12:13 train to Renens, if you saw some guy with a Fed red shirt that was me :o I actually live (for one more week only though) 100 meters from the train station of St. Prex. ch. du Cherrat is just next to my street (Penguey) ;)

Sunset of Age
09-21-2008, 12:50 PM
Thanks for your reports JM and Mrs. B., glad to read you had such a great time!

SUKTUEN
09-21-2008, 03:35 PM
thanks for the video link!!!

trickcy
09-21-2008, 04:45 PM
A few are from Krist at RF.com


http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2008-09/21_8654125_1.jpg

http://pics.eqimages.ch/archive/p_22246-219108140607.jpg

http://pics.eqimages.ch/archive/p_88237-219108132807.jpg

http://pics.eqimages.ch/archive/p_85364-219108132809.jpg

http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2008-09/21_8655099_1.jpg

http://pics.eqimages.ch/archive/p_94114-219108155308.jpg

http://pics.eqimages.ch/archive/p_92695-219108155307.jpg

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http://pics.eqimages.ch/archive/p_83561-219108155707.jpg

http://pics.eqimages.ch/archive/p_86601-219108161111.jpg

http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2008-09/21_8655747_2.jpg

http://picture.belga.be/belgapicture/picture/prev/10473331.jpg

Eden
09-21-2008, 05:52 PM
Doris, Claudia relayed your greetings to everyone! :hug: wished you were there, i'm sure you would have enjoyed it too!

Thanks for letting me know :)

I really wish I would have been there :awww:


I also gave my ticket for today to a young Swiss girl from Lausanne and told her to sell it at Chf 20 if she can, and i gave my apero paper to those Brits who had another friend who flew all the way from the States, i hope Roger will be there today so she can hopefully see him up close and have her own Federer moment. :)

That's really nice of you :)

Sunset of Age
09-21-2008, 06:35 PM
:secret: The Netherlands made it back to the World Group too (don't ask me how :help:) and they could end up playing Switzerland coming season - in my country! :bounce:

SUKTUEN
09-22-2008, 02:05 PM
I love Roger's smile!!!

Meredith38
09-22-2008, 04:46 PM
http://pics.eqimages.ch/archive/p_85364-219108132809.jpg
When he smile like that, I always thought that he looks like a 6 years old child !! So cute !!
;)

RogiFan88
09-22-2008, 05:04 PM
When he smile like that, I always thought that he looks like a 6 years old child !! So cute !!
;)


oui, Rogi toujours mignon comme un enfant... il est toujours "jeune" :cool:

nobama
09-22-2008, 08:27 PM
from rf.com

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg22/281287/DAVIS%20CUP%20TIE%20SWITZERLAND%20VS%20BELGIUM/mood_2.jpg

SUKTUEN
09-23-2008, 03:10 PM
thankyou so much!!!!:eek: