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**Let's go one better in Madrid cheering thread**

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Xristos
10-05-2008, 07:10 AM
Title says it all.
http://i33.tinypic.com/2jcsvpe.jpg

Rita
10-05-2008, 11:26 AM
if he shows up :tape:

Aurelien
10-05-2008, 11:27 AM
Very nice, I want that outfit !

anon57
10-05-2008, 11:33 AM
if he shows up :tape:
:lol:Yeah maybe the thread title should first be, "Hoping he shows up to play Madrid" cheering thread:help:

Aurelien
10-05-2008, 11:36 AM
Are there more chances that he shows up there or in Paris ?

Xristos
10-05-2008, 11:39 AM
He will show up.

He has finals points to defend.

SUKTUEN
10-05-2008, 03:49 PM
:eek::eek::eek::eek:

Allezzzzzzzzzzzzz Roger!!!!

Will he play this?:confused:

Sunset of Age
10-05-2008, 07:56 PM
:lol:Yeah maybe the thread title should first be, "Hoping he shows up to play Madrid" cheering thread:help:

:drink:

He will show up.

He has finals points to defend.

Hopefully, yes.

RGK
10-05-2008, 08:12 PM
anyone can give the players list for Madrid please?

Rita
10-05-2008, 08:22 PM
anyone can give the players list for Madrid please?

i tried checking on the official website and they said the list will be up mid september (its already october:o) :confused:

nobama
10-05-2008, 08:22 PM
He will show up.

He has finals points to defend.Doubt it. No way he'd fly to Dubai if he was planning to play Madrid.

I'll be happy if he plays Basel and TMC.

nobama
10-05-2008, 08:24 PM
i tried checking on the official website and they said the list will be up mid september (its already october:o) :confused:Well it's a required event so Roger's name would be on the entry list. If he does withdraw I'm sure he won't announce it until right before the event starts.

Sunset of Age
10-05-2008, 08:27 PM
i tried checking on the official website and they said the list will be up mid september (its already october:o) :confused:

There's a lot of commercial rubbish and overdone player-exploitation on that site, but apparently it's too difficult to post the entry list... :rolleyes:

Well it's a required event so Roger's name would be on the entry list. If he does withdraw I'm sure he won't announce it until right before the event starts.

Yep.

Or Levy
10-05-2008, 11:50 PM
He'll come to Basel, but not to Madrid.

More study time for me, then. In an ideal world, in which I make time for my studies and actually manage to pass the bar exams, Roger is only coming back for TMC... Only he can help me make time for it, LOL.

My exam is on the third of November, so hopefully Roger want plenty of rest, but I really don't think he'll miss basel.

Xristos
10-06-2008, 08:13 AM
Doubt it. No way he'd fly to Dubai if he was planning to play Madrid.

I'll be happy if he plays Basel and TMC.

Why is he in Dubai? To train I assume?

nobama
10-06-2008, 10:53 AM
Why is he in Dubai? To train I assume?I believe so. But I don't think he's ever gone to Dubai after the US Open before. As far as I know he didn't do so last year when he pulled out of Tokyo.

Sunset of Age
10-06-2008, 11:52 AM
I believe so. But I don't think he's ever gone to Dubai after the US Open before. As far as I know he didn't do so last year when he pulled out of Tokyo.

Well, maybe he just needed a bit of sunny weather as well... it cheers up the tired mind, after all. :D

Xristos
10-06-2008, 12:47 PM
I agree, I think he WILL play Madrid.

Sunset of Age
10-06-2008, 12:59 PM
I agree, I think he WILL play Madrid.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for that. I really hope so.
As to the people who claim it will be one big Rafa-fest over there: yes, of course, Rafa will be celebrated with his (very deserved!) #1 status there, and there will be a lot of cheering for him. But I just don't believe that should be any a reason for Roger not to appear over there. Rather the contrary, it may well be harsh for him, but it's not like Roger is the personality to shy away from experiences like that, at least not imho. Believe it or not, but Roger has a lot of fans in Spain, too. :)

The only good reason for Rodge not to participate, is if he still feels tired and not 100%. If that's still the case when Madrid comes around, yes, he should withdraw and make sure he'll be alright for the TMC (and hopefully, Basel too).

nobama
10-06-2008, 01:49 PM
Of course the Nadal love fest is no reason for Roger to skip Madrid. But I don't think he would have made a statement like he did, with the 'I'm not sure when I'll be back' if his intention all along was only to skip Stockholm. He didn't say that last year when he skipped Tokyo. He could have come up with some bogus injury, or just said I'm tired and I need few days extra rest (like he did with Tokyo last year).

Sunset of Age
10-06-2008, 01:57 PM
Of course the Nadal love fest is no reason for Roger to skip Madrid.

Believe it or not, I've seen people posting stuff like that. :rolleyes:

But I don't think he would have made a statement like he did, with the 'I'm not sure when I'll be back' if his intention all along was only to skip Stockholm.

And that's exactly why I just can't join in with all who say 'everything will be fine, yada yada yada'. :shrug:
I'll be happy and very pleasantly surprised if he indeed shows up in Madrid. Absolutely NOT counting on it.

Puschkin
10-06-2008, 02:02 PM
But I don't think he would have made a statement like he did, with the 'I'm not sure when I'll be back' if his intention all along was only to skip Stockholm.

I totally agree. This ambiguity about when he will return makes me feel very uncomfortable, it is not just a simple "rest" he seemingly takes.

SUKTUEN
10-06-2008, 05:58 PM
Roger I miss you~~will you play?:smooch:

nobama
10-06-2008, 06:25 PM
Believe it or not, I've seen people posting stuff like that. :rolleyes:



And that's exactly why I just can't join in with all who say 'everything will be fine, yada yada yada'. :shrug:
I'll be happy and very pleasantly surprised if he indeed shows up in Madrid. Absolutely NOT counting on it.I go back and forth. On the one hand I would love for him to end the year at #2. On the other hand I don't want to see more Toronto's and Cincy's either. I still think he's paying the price for playing earlier this year when he probably should have taken more time off.

Sunset of Age
10-06-2008, 07:00 PM
I go back and forth. On the one hand I would love for him to end the year at #2. On the other hand I don't want to see more Toronto's and Cincy's either. I still think he's paying the price for playing earlier this year when he probably should have taken more time off.

Oh absolutely. Wasn't there talk about it having been better if he hadn't played Cincy and Toronto as well? Well, it's all hindsight-talk now, of course. Who knows how he'd have done at the USO if he had indeed skipped those... :awww:

rwn
10-06-2008, 09:18 PM
Roger will skip Madrid to be ready to win Paris. That's my feeling about it. It's the only important tournament where he has never been in the final. It's time to win it now.

Aurelien
10-06-2008, 10:40 PM
Roger will skip Madrid to be ready to win Paris. That's my feeling about it. It's the only important tournament where he has never been in the final. It's time to win it now.

I hope you're right : I already have my tickets for the Paris finale...

SUKTUEN
10-07-2008, 09:38 AM
I hope you're right : I already have my tickets for the Paris finale...

:devil::devil: congrat~~~

Xristos
10-07-2008, 04:05 PM
I'm keeping my fingers crossed for that. I really hope so.
As to the people who claim it will be one big Rafa-fest over there: yes, of course, Rafa will be celebrated with his (very deserved!) #1 status there, and there will be a lot of cheering for him. But I just don't believe that should be any a reason for Roger not to appear over there. Rather the contrary, it may well be harsh for him, but it's not like Roger is the personality to shy away from experiences like that, at least not imho. Believe it or not, but Roger has a lot of fans in Spain, too. :)

The only good reason for Rodge not to participate, is if he still feels tired and not 100%. If that's still the case when Madrid comes around, yes, he should withdraw and make sure he'll be alright for the TMC (and hopefully, Basel too).

Great post.

dootsiez
10-08-2008, 02:55 AM
Yeah I don't think Roger would make a statement that he's not sure if or when he'll come back to play this year if he only planned to skip Stockholm, I personally think Madrid is going to be a no-show. But who knows, one of these days, Roger might be sunbaking in Dubai, and thinking 'heck I have another 3 months of this??! let's go play some tennis." :lol:

Here's to hoping that thought pops into his head before Paris. :angel:

fedexdelivers
10-08-2008, 03:07 AM
Roger has invited his Swiss fans to go watch him train in Basel on Oct 21, so this is fair indication that he will be playing Basel.

If he plays Basel, I think he will play Paris and TMC and then move on to the exho in Malaysia.

nobama
10-08-2008, 11:09 AM
According to the article below, Mr. Disney wil be in Madrid to present Nadal with the #1 trophy. I'm not aware of the ATP presenting trophies when a player first gets to #1, so this must be the year-end trophy that's usually presented at TMC. If that's the case then for sure Roger can't be playing Madrid, because if he was then he'd still have an outside chance (very small) to get #1 back by end of year, right? :confused:

http://www.mutuamad-mastersmadrid.com/eng/news/NewsDetail_1089.htm

Sunset of Age
10-08-2008, 11:25 AM
According to the article below, Mr. Disney wil be in Madrid to present Nadal with the #1 trophy. I'm not aware of the ATP presenting trophies when a player first gets to #1, so this must be the year-end trophy that's usually presented at TMC. If that's the case then for sure Roger can't be playing Madrid, because if he was then he'd still have an outside chance (very small) to get #1 back by end of year, right? :confused:

http://www.mutuamad-mastersmadrid.com/eng/news/NewsDetail_1089.htm

I'm very sure Rafa will appreciate that lots. They get on together so well... :haha::haha::haha:

But yeah, it does makes one think indeed that Roger won't show up there.

SUKTUEN
10-08-2008, 03:26 PM
it show that Roger will not play Madrid ~~~~
but he will make a best choose of himself~~~~ hope we can see a happy Roger again in Basel!

Xristos
10-08-2008, 04:02 PM
I dont understand this. I really dont want Novak to get he number 2 ranking..

Blondie1985
10-08-2008, 08:01 PM
Roger has invited his Swiss fans to go watch him train in Basel on Oct 21, so this is fair indication that he will be playing Basel.

If he plays Basel, I think he will play Paris and TMC and then move on to the exho in Malaysia.

when did he do that?????

Blondie1985
10-08-2008, 08:04 PM
http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/5107/2fe8e82656d8bf75772f21fqr0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

RogiFan88
10-08-2008, 08:28 PM
Madrid does have some strange ideas for their ad campaign... as well as their model ball-girls... :rolleyes: good thing they didn't have either of those when I went in 02!

dootsiez
10-09-2008, 12:39 AM
the biceps......:haha:

RGK
10-09-2008, 12:57 AM
when will be an offical statemant about Roger quit from Madrid?

MrChopin
10-09-2008, 04:20 AM
At this stage of his career, I don't think it matters much whether or not Fed plays Madrid; he doesn't need the win. The difference between #2 and #3 at this point is also inconsequential; he doesn't need the highest ranking right now. He is still no worse than 50-50 against Rafa or Djokovic on non-clay, so dropping from #2 to #3 doesn't matter either. All that matters right now is getting to max form with his 27 year old body. The sooner he does that, the sooner he can start cleaning up at tournaments again and fighting for #1 without putting the slams in extreme danger. Until then, ignore all else and focus on tying Pete at AO '09.

SUKTUEN
10-09-2008, 01:47 PM
I think Roger rank 2 or 3 is not really important now~~~
he had his best plan~~~

NYCtennisfan
10-09-2008, 02:55 PM
At this stage of his career, I don't think it matters much whether or not Fed plays Madrid; he doesn't need the win. The difference between #2 and #3 at this point is also inconsequential; he doesn't need the highest ranking right now. He is still no worse than 50-50 against Rafa or Djokovic on non-clay, so dropping from #2 to #3 doesn't matter either. All that matters right now is getting to max form with his 27 year old body. The sooner he does that, the sooner he can start cleaning up at tournaments again and fighting for #1 without putting the slams in extreme danger. Until then, ignore all else and focus on tying Pete at AO '09.

Exactly.

nobama
10-09-2008, 03:31 PM
At this stage of his career, I don't think it matters much whether or not Fed plays Madrid; he doesn't need the win. The difference between #2 and #3 at this point is also inconsequential; he doesn't need the highest ranking right now. He is still no worse than 50-50 against Rafa or Djokovic on non-clay, so dropping from #2 to #3 doesn't matter either. All that matters right now is getting to max form with his 27 year old body. The sooner he does that, the sooner he can start cleaning up at tournaments again and fighting for #1 without putting the slams in extreme danger. Until then, ignore all else and focus on tying Pete at AO '09.
I totally agree with you, although there are some fans who seem to think if Roger drops past #2 in the rankings it will be impossible for him to ever win another slam.

Xristos
10-09-2008, 04:59 PM
I just dont want him number 3 cos then there is a chance he wont face Rafa in finals or major tournaments.

Xristos
10-09-2008, 05:01 PM
http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/5107/2fe8e82656d8bf75772f21fqr0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Ive posted this already.

Sunset of Age
10-09-2008, 05:39 PM
Madrid does have some strange ideas for their ad campaign... as well as their model ball-girls... :rolleyes: good thing they didn't have either of those when I went in 02!

Idiotic ad campaign (what's with this Robocop!Fed, Nad and Djoko??? :retard:), irritating 'ball-girls' (yes, I have to admit, most of them indeed have two balls... :rolleyes: but don't know how to handle a ball to save their lives!), and now handing out WCs to Moya and Fognini...
might be indeed better if Roger skips this Clown Tournament alltogether.

I totally agree with you, although there are some fans who seem to think if Roger drops past #2 in the rankings it will be impossible for him to ever win another slam.

Who? That's completely :retard: :retard: :retard:
Hopefully not someone posting over here.... :help:

nobama
10-09-2008, 05:59 PM
Apparently Roger is playing Madrid. Either his tiredness went away real fast or the tournament put pressure on him to show up.

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/10/09/sports/TEN-Madrid-Masters-Federer.php

jtipson
10-09-2008, 06:01 PM
According to the article below, Mr. Disney wil be in Madrid to present Nadal with the #1 trophy. I'm not aware of the ATP presenting trophies when a player first gets to #1, so this must be the year-end trophy that's usually presented at TMC. If that's the case then for sure Roger can't be playing Madrid, because if he was then he'd still have an outside chance (very small) to get #1 back by end of year, right? :confused:


Yes, they do present trophies for players who get to number one, and they don't need to be year end number one.

Number one prior to Roger, Andy Roddick got his trophy at the TMC in 2003 which co-incided with him securing the year-end top spot, but then he'd only reached number one just a few days before anyway. Juan Carlos Ferrero, who became number one after the 2003 US Open, was awarded his number one trophy in Madrid - I think it was after his controversial match against Wayne Ferreira which he very nearly lost (but can't quite remember even though I was there). Certainly both Federer and Roddick were still in the running for year end number one at that point and in the end they both finished ahead of Ferrero.

Well, that was a bit long...but the upshot is that Nadal getting the trophy doesn't mean he will be ye number one (although I think it's very unlikely he won't be).

Sunset of Age
10-09-2008, 06:03 PM
Apparently Roger is playing Madrid. Either his tiredness went away real fast or the tournament put pressure on him to show up.

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/10/09/sports/TEN-Madrid-Masters-Federer.php

Okay, then. Well Fed, make the best out of this Clown Tournament eh. :rolleyes:

Aurelien
10-09-2008, 07:09 PM
Okay, then. Well Fed, make the best out of this Clown Tournament eh. :rolleyes:

I agree that those ads could seem a little strange, but their purpose is to bring a younger audience on the courts, that won't hurt the tennis.

I am glad that Roger took this decision, this will cold a little all the Nadalovers, although I'm not sure this was the best decision...

Sunset of Age
10-09-2008, 07:19 PM
I agree that those ads could seem a little strange, but their purpose is to bring a younger audience on the courts, that won't hurt the tennis.

I didn't know being young equals being superficial (or even stupid). ;)
Nah, I know, it's just me - I just don't like this 'superhero'-depicting of serious, hard-working sportsmen. I mean, if you want to see 'superhero's', go to the cinema. :rolleyes:

I am glad that Roger took this decision, this will cold a little all the Nadalovers, although I'm not sure this was the best decision...

I'm sure Roger and his team know what they're doing... ;)
As for the Rafafans, it should make no difference. I mean, if Rafa manages to win the tournament without Roger being there... wouldn't that taint that achievement just a little bit? ;) ;) ;)

MrChopin
10-09-2008, 07:30 PM
I totally agree with you, although there are some fans who seem to think if Roger drops past #2 in the rankings it will be impossible for him to ever win another slam.

They probably also thought that his dropping from #1 would mean no more slams.

Eden
10-09-2008, 07:39 PM
Madrid does have some strange ideas for their ad campaign... as well as their model ball-girls... :rolleyes:

Exactly my thoughts. I find those pictures of the players in an armor rather strange:unsure:

Great to hear that the speculation about Roger playing in Madrid is over :) Let's hope for a good draw and that we can expect some great tennis from him. He should have the selfconfidence on his side now after winning the US Open, but on the other hand we have seen how frail he has been in some best of 3 matches this year.

RogiFan88
10-09-2008, 07:57 PM
I just dont want him number 3 cos then there is a chance he wont face Rafa in finals or major tournaments.

whether Rogi is No 2 or 3, I don't want him facing TFA in any final, i.e., hoping TFA won't be in the final... :p

RogiFan88
10-09-2008, 08:21 PM
They probably also thought that his dropping from #1 would mean no more slams.

yeah, so why did Rogi win his 5th straight USO then, I wonder, as No 2... :rolleyes: and why didn't TFA, since he's the "people's" No 1... :p

Aurelien
10-09-2008, 09:00 PM
I'm sure Roger and his team know what they're doing... ;)
As for the Rafafans, it should make no difference. I mean, if Rafa manages to win the tournament without Roger being there... wouldn't that taint that achievement just a little bit? ;) ;) ;)

I was referring to the fact that some of those Rafafans claimed that Roger didn't want to come to Madrid because the audience would have been hostile... I find this quite stupid, but still this is what I've read on the Nadal' forum

Sunset of Age
10-09-2008, 09:14 PM
I was referring to the fact that some of those Rafafans claimed that Roger didn't want to come to Madrid because the audience would have been hostile... I find this quite stupid, but still this is what I've read on the Nadal' forum

:lol: - no prob, dear. :hug:
I've seen those comments, and yes... it's obvious that Roger won't play there because he's afraid of Rafa on HARDCOURT, isn't he? :haha: :haha: :retard: :help:

As for the audience being hostile to Roger over there, nothing is more far from the truth. I witnessed Roger winning the title there last year, and the crowd was really positive towards him. Roger has quite a fanbase in Spain, too. Even there, some people really like the game of TENNIS more than anything, and as such, like Roger as well. Not all people succumb to the dumb perspective of 'patriottism', no? ;)
(I have to admit I don't understand any of that 'patriottism'-thing, to be honest. I don't mind whether a player comes from, be it Mars or the Moon, it doesn't influence my vision on that player in any way. :angel: - Good Players come from everywhere! :rocker2:)

Eden
10-09-2008, 09:33 PM
As for the audience being hostile to Roger over there, nothing is more far from the truth. I witnessed Roger winning the title there last year, and the crowd was really positive towards him.

You mean he won the tournament in 2006 ;) He lost to Nalbandian last year and couldn't defend his title.

Roger has quite a fanbase in Spain, too. Even there, some people really like the game of TENNIS more than anything, and as such, like Roger as well.

:yeah:

Why should Roger be afraid to play in Madrid? :scratch: He already played in Spain, even agreed to do a showmatch against Rafa over there and although he lost the #1 ranking to Rafa I seriously doubt that it will have much influence on how Roger is seen in Spain.

Sunset of Age
10-09-2008, 09:49 PM
You mean he won the tournament in 2006 ;) He lost to Nalbandian last year and couldn't defend his title.

Oopsie Daisy. Yeah. Me = :retard: when it comes to numbers. :help: :lol:

Why should Roger be afraid to play in Madrid? :scratch: He already played in Spain, even agreed to do a showmatch against Rafa over there and although he lost the #1 ranking to Rafa I seriously doubt that it will have much influence on how Roger is seen in Spain.

Even on this very :retard: board, I've got to know quite a few Spanish fans who admit to VERY MUCH LIKE ROGER. :yeah: :worship:
Not *all* are blinded by 'patriottism', thanks Providence-or-Whatsoever - not. ;)

Roger is very much appreciated there. As it should be. ;)

NYCtennisfan
10-09-2008, 10:39 PM
Apparently Roger is playing Madrid. Either his tiredness went away real fast or the tournament put pressure on him to show up.

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/10/09/sports/TEN-Madrid-Masters-Federer.php

Or the most likeliest of scenarios which is that he never intended to play in Sweden unless he was battling for #1 at the end of the year. He's not battling for #1 (Nadal would have to basically stop playing for Fed to have any shot at #1), he's had a long year and a long 5 year stretch...it was pretty easy to see that a withdrawal from this week's tournament was in the cards. As mentioned earlier, a lot of people were reading too much into things. :)

Sunset of Age
10-09-2008, 10:42 PM
Or the most likeliest of scenarios which is that he never intended to play in Sweden unless he was battling for #1 at the end of the year. He's not battling for #1 (Nadal would have to basically stop playing for Fed to have any shot at #1), he's had a long year and a long 5 year stretch...it was pretty easy to see that a withdrawal from this week's tournament was in the cards. As mentioned earlier, a lot of people were reading too much into things. :)

Happy to be proven *WRONG*, here! :D

NYCtennisfan
10-09-2008, 10:47 PM
Happy to be proven *WRONG*, here! :D

Hopefully he'll play well, but it doesn't really matter for this year. In fact, I can't remember a tournament where he's had less pressure on him than this upcoming one. For the last few years, the expectation was that he wins eVERY tournament and it's not the case now with "all" the losses he's had. He's also not in the position of proving himself because he just won a slam He knows that he can step it up for a slam even if he's not winning other tournaments just like Pete did.

nobama
10-09-2008, 11:49 PM
Or the most likeliest of scenarios which is that he never intended to play in Sweden unless he was battling for #1 at the end of the year. He's not battling for #1 (Nadal would have to basically stop playing for Fed to have any shot at #1), he's had a long year and a long 5 year stretch...it was pretty easy to see that a withdrawal from this week's tournament was in the cards. As mentioned earlier, a lot of people were reading too much into things. :)You have to admit his statement was bit dramatic for skipping one MM event.

Sunset of Age
10-10-2008, 01:20 AM
You have to admit his statement was bit dramatic for skipping one MM event.

Yep.

NYCtennisfan
10-10-2008, 02:47 AM
You have to admit his statement was bit dramatic for skipping one MM event.

He had to make his statement sound like that since to do otherwise would be a de facto slap in the face of Stockholm and in a way it wound up to be that anyway.

RogiFan88
10-10-2008, 03:48 AM
Hopefully he'll play well, but it doesn't really matter for this year. In fact, I can't remember a tournament where he's had less pressure on him than this upcoming one. For the last few years, the expectation was that he wins eVERY tournament and it's not the case now with "all" the losses he's had. He's also not in the position of proving himself because he just won a slam He knows that he can step it up for a slam even if he's not winning other tournaments just like Pete did.

I just hope Rogi is indeed well-rested and using Madrid to get in some matchplay before Basel.

In the meantime, as I have said somewhere, time for the pressure to be on the "people's" No 1 for a change... esp since Rogi is NOT the defending champ here. ;)

RogiFan88
10-10-2008, 03:50 AM
w/drawing fr Stockholm was no big risk as Rogi didn't play it last year and had no pts to defend... ;)

RogiFan88
10-10-2008, 03:51 AM
I was referring to the fact that some of those Rafafans claimed that Roger didn't want to come to Madrid because the audience would have been hostile... I find this quite stupid, but still this is what I've read on the Nadal' forum

figures... :p

Rita
10-10-2008, 08:47 AM
Wow some of you guys really have no life. Studying every word Roger says :retard:

huh who exactly is studying every word roger said:confused:
he made a statement stating "At this point, I am not sure when I will be ready to play again" so we have every right to speculate on why he made it sound like he might not play for the rest of the year if he was only inetending on skipping Stockholm.

Rita
10-10-2008, 10:29 AM
from his official website

ATP - ROGER BACK ON COURT IN MADRIDDear fans

After some rest and physical training, I have decided to play in Madrid next week. I am eager and excited to get back on court after winning my 5th consecutive US Open and the Davis Cup tie last month in Switzerland. I will take it one week at a time to ensure I am fully prepared for 2009.

See you soon
Roger

nobama
10-10-2008, 11:19 AM
He had to make his statement sound like that since to do otherwise would be a de facto slap in the face of Stockholm and in a way it wound up to be that anyway.Yeah it certainly was. I hate it when players schedule events that more likely than not they're never going to play.

nobama
10-10-2008, 11:27 AM
Roger's latest statement is he's taking things "one week at a time". I'm thinking how he does in Madrid will tell what he'll do the rest of the year. If Madrid is a TO or Cincy he may quit for the year. Loosing early in events to players he should beat does him no good. But if he can put up a good result/or win Madrid and he's not feeling tired, he might play the rest of the year and try to hang on to the #2 spot.

nobama
10-10-2008, 12:21 PM
What's interesting is how the organizers of this event made it so clear how much they wanted Roger there. It's quite amazing....Roger is no longer #1 but in many ways is still treated as if he is #1. At the Olympics he probably got the most attention of any professional athlete there. At the US Open he got by far the biggest crowd appreciation - heck, the organizers played the song "Still the One" on the sound system after every one of his matches. :lol: And now the Madrid tournament director coming out with a statement on how great it is that they can count on Roger to show up again. As if having Nadal and Djerk there isn't enough to make the tournament successful.

elessar
10-10-2008, 12:36 PM
Stop trolling.

Sunset of Age
10-10-2008, 12:46 PM
Sheesh. Stop living in denial. Roger is no2 at the moment and Nadal is no1, deal with it. Roger got the biggest this, they did that the most blah blah blah. Give it a rest :rolleyes: How insecure can one get. You're definitely one of those crazy people Roger was talking about :retard:

Typical. When you know what I'm saying is true and don't have an answer, "stop trolling". And who the hell are you? MY's sidekick?

Sorry to have to explain it to you, but your reply to Mellow as quoted above is quite an INSULT. And there's nothing 'true' about it, as you state so vehemently.

People over here are free to express their opinions, however much dissenting - but insulting people is a definite NO.

elessar
10-10-2008, 12:48 PM
Typical. When you know what I'm saying is true and don't have an answer, "stop trolling". And who the hell are you? MY's sidekick?
Fedfan_2007 is that you :awww: ?

nobama
10-10-2008, 01:02 PM
Fedfan_2007 is that you :awww: ?
I think so. :lol:

nobama
10-10-2008, 01:03 PM
Sheesh. Stop living in denial. Roger is no2 at the moment and Nadal is no1, deal with it. Roger got the biggest this, they did that the most blah blah blah. Give it a rest :rolleyes: How insecure can one get. You're definitely one of those crazy people Roger was talking about :retard:I have no idea what you're talking about. :confused:

Sunset of Age
10-10-2008, 01:14 PM
Then read your post. It's quite clear you still can't accept Roger is no2.

And do you think we can't read your posts on GM?

Consider yourself reported.

Sunset of Age
10-10-2008, 01:27 PM
Classy lady :rolleyes:

No trolling in a player's forum. It's as easy as that.

nobama
10-10-2008, 02:52 PM
Then read your post. It's quite clear you still can't accept Roger is no2.

And do you think we can't read your posts on GM?:haha: I'm actually one who was hoping he'd pack it in for the rest of the year (or only play Basel and TMC) to get ready for 2009. That probably would have pushed him to #3 in the rankings.

SUKTUEN
10-10-2008, 03:29 PM
Roger you make me shock~~

Corey Feldman
10-10-2008, 04:12 PM
well waddya know

this time its Mellow Yellow pissing everyone of :lol:

now some of you will see why ive been finding Roger weird lately by these type of stunts

Corey Feldman
10-10-2008, 04:15 PM
i stil think the best way for him was to play Stockholm and skip Madrid

means he is cutting out the 3 week stretch of play

Corey Feldman
10-10-2008, 04:30 PM
.. of course he'll still WD Paris TMS, sorry Claire :hug:

Xristos
10-10-2008, 07:06 PM
Why are you offended? Is this your forum? Did I say anything about you? If someone wants to report me it should be MY. Others, please mind your own damn business. I love it when everybody wants to be a mod :rolleyes:

Take my advice and stop living on this forum 24/7. You guys are waiting to hear any kind of word from Roger's mouth so you can have something to talk about :o

Dear Roger, I found the crazy people you were talking about. Please stay away from your forum on MTF. It's a scary place full of hypocrisy. Be safe.

I'm off :wavey:

Dude, enough please.

NYCtennisfan
10-10-2008, 10:43 PM
Why are you offended? Is this your forum? Did I say anything about you? If someone wants to report me it should be MY. Others, please mind your own damn business. I love it when everybody wants to be a mod :rolleyes:

Take my advice and stop living on this forum 24/7. You guys are waiting to hear any kind of word from Roger's mouth so you can have something to talk about :o

Dear Roger, I found the crazy people you were talking about. Please stay away from your forum on MTF. It's a scary place full of hypocrisy. Be safe.

I'm off :wavey:

This is a player's forum. The reason that people come in here is to talk about a particular player's schedule, what's going right, what isn't, etc. If someone obsesses over it (which i don't really see here) then they're doing so in a place that was built for such things. Maybe not idealistic, but there you go.

Rita
10-11-2008, 01:10 PM
here's the link to the draw
http://www.mutuamad-mastersmadrid.com//pdf/draws/2008/MDS.pdf

Sunset of Age
10-11-2008, 01:16 PM
Nice draw. Roger will have to perform well to make it through, but if he really feels okay, he should be able to so.
At this stage I'm just going to take this one match at a time - the realistic, not-too-much-expecting approach to this tournament.

Go Roger. And Rafa, please defeat Djokovic, okay hun? :p

Exclusive
10-11-2008, 02:04 PM
Nice draw.
Not a nice draw at all. Roger got no warm-up matches after a break he spend in Dubai.
Roger will have to perform well to make it through, but if he really feels okay, he should be able to so.
At this stage I'm just going to take this one match at a time - the realistic, not-too-much-expecting approach to this tournament.
Indeed, all the main tasks for the season are done(successfully and not:o), and the tournaments which left are not so important.
And Rafa, please defeat Djokovic, okay hun? :p
They both should make the semis first.:p Hopefully, they will not.. both.:angel:

Sunset of Age
10-11-2008, 02:10 PM
Not a nice draw at all. Roger got no warm-up matches after a break he spend in Dubai.

That hasn't got anything to do with the draw, has it?
I see a share of possible problems on both sides, so I think it's indeed a reasonably fair draw. That said, I think Muzza and Djoko are the lucky ones this time - they should be able to reach the SF.

Indeed, all the main tasks for the season are done(successfully and not:o), and the tournaments which left are not so important.

:confused: - the TMC is rather important, isn't it?

They both should make the semis first.:p Hopefully, they will not.. both.:angel:

Of course... when it comes to Roger's ranking. :lol:

mangoes
10-11-2008, 02:59 PM
I'm not a fan of Roger's draw. Roger's quarter is nice packed and that's especially not comforting when considering the fact that this is Roger's first tournament since USO:(

rofe
10-11-2008, 04:13 PM
I think Roger tanks in this tournament. ;)

MrChopin
10-11-2008, 04:16 PM
Not a very fair draw. Djokovic has it pretty easy. Fed's got it the roughest. But that's just paper.

SUKTUEN
10-11-2008, 04:29 PM
this world is not fair~~~

ALLEZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Roger!!!!!:bounce::bounce::bounce:

Corey Feldman
10-11-2008, 06:50 PM
great draw for him IMO, it will force him to be on his toes right from the start

juninhOH
10-11-2008, 08:38 PM
haha yes its a really tough draw:

monaco/stepanek (guess stepa), tsonga, del potro/nalbandian, murray, nadal

ofc it may be completely like that, but it can be a REALLY tough draw!

RFederer90
10-11-2008, 08:43 PM
Photos from the training????

elessar
10-11-2008, 10:29 PM
What a crap draw :mad:
The worst thing is the players he could potentially lose to, I'm not really afraid of Stepanek, but him losing to Tsonga or Nalbandian would be unbearable :o

nobama
10-11-2008, 11:00 PM
Quite honestly I'm so over bitching about draws and what's fair, who got a cakewalk, etc. Nothing can be done about them so I just take whatever comes. If Roger's playing well then he shouldn't have a problem with this draw. And if not, then this tournament will just show he shouldn't be playing right now and should be using the rest of this year to get ready for 2009. Right now it's all about winning 2 more slams. Winning Madrid doesn't mean shit.

dootsiez
10-11-2008, 11:15 PM
It's a good draw. It will give him the experience of playing against guys like Tsonga and del Potro, even Murray if they both make it into the semis. These guys are the biggest dark horses and it's better he starts preparing for any possible encounters at AO 2009. He's played Nadal, Djokovic, Blake or Roddick enough times to know what he's up against.

nobama
10-11-2008, 11:15 PM
Looks like Roger's going to be wearing black in Madrid (based on his shoes).

http://new2.isifa.com/photo/preview/20278902.jpg

juninhOH
10-12-2008, 12:14 AM
ya I think i saw somewhere he would use black and white

Exclusive
10-12-2008, 03:07 AM
That hasn't got anything to do with the draw, has it?
I see a share of possible problems on both sides, so I think it's indeed a reasonably fair draw. That said, I think Muzza and Djoko are the lucky ones this time - they should be able to reach the SF.

I am not saying it's fair draw or it is not. Just a hard draw for Federer I think.
:confused: - the TMC is rather important, isn't it?
There are 4 important events per year for Federer. For the 2008 they are over, 2009 to come.:)
TMC is used to be the tournament that decides who is the best player of the year, right? We know the answer already. Your second favorite won this year.
The real staff begins in Melbourne. For Roger and for me, as a fan of him.

Sunset of Age
10-12-2008, 03:35 AM
I am not saying it's fair draw or it is not. Just a hard draw for Federer I think.

I agree. It's not an easy draw for him, but I daresay it is a fair one.
The lucky fellows, concluding from what I saw, are Djoko, and even more, Muzza.
Not that I care - I'm just happy to see Roger play at all! :D

There are 4 important events per year for Federer. For the 2008 they are over, 2009 to come.:)

Might just be me, but I happen to think Roger at least managed to clinch ONE of those 4 Most Important Titles in 2008, did he not? :p

TMC is used to be the tournament that decides who is the best player of the year, right? We know the answer already. Your second favorite won this year.
The real staff begins in Melbourne. For Roger and for me, as a fan of him.

I happen to think the official ATP Rankings determine who's been the best player this year, and yes, that's Rafa. And so it happens, and fully deserved. :)
Still, it would be great if Roger manages to capture the TMC, indeed. If only to SHUT UP all the naysayers, if he didn't manage to do so already by capturing the USO title this year, eh? :D

But as you say - Roger's REAL challenge will be at the AO 2009.
That agreed, as a fan, indeed. ;)

SUKTUEN
10-12-2008, 10:00 AM
I hope Roger can play with Tsonga~~:D

nobama
10-12-2008, 02:08 PM
Roger's 2nd round opponent will be Stepanek.

Xristos
10-12-2008, 02:16 PM
Looks like Roger's going to be wearing black in Madrid (based on his shoes).

http://new2.isifa.com/photo/preview/20278902.jpg

I miss Roger in tee's.

anon57
10-12-2008, 02:20 PM
Roger's 2nd round opponent will be Stepanek.

Didn't realize they had already started MD matches in Madrid, hopefully Roger will be able to play well in his first match against Stepanek

juninhOH
10-12-2008, 02:54 PM
ya too bad it's stepanek, he is dangerous. Hopefully Roger will beat him in a fashion way just like in the USO :D

SUKTUEN
10-12-2008, 02:57 PM
ALLEZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Roger!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fight in 2Rd!!:bounce::bounce::bounce:

Is Roger will play in Tue?

Rogieva
10-12-2008, 10:47 PM
Good luck Roger :)

Doesn't feel like a year since this tournament. I remember the final :o

Xristos
10-13-2008, 08:28 AM
ALLEZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Roger!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fight in 2Rd!!:bounce::bounce::bounce:

Is Roger will play in Tue?

I think Wednesday.

RFederer90
10-13-2008, 12:24 PM
I think so...

Nadal & Federer on Wed...

SUKTUEN
10-13-2008, 03:48 PM
the order of play is come out~~

Roger play in Wednesday and Nadal play tomorrow~~~~:rolleyes:


ALLEZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Roger!!!!!!!!!!!GOD Bless you!!:bounce::bounce:

Eden
10-13-2008, 05:26 PM
Roger's preview interview :)

http://www.atpmastersseries.tv/page/Madrid/Interviews/0,,11444~1420284,00.html

Sunset of Age
10-13-2008, 05:34 PM
Roger's preview interview :)

http://www.atpmastersseries.tv/page/Madrid/Interviews/0,,11444~1420284,00.html

I can't get any vid on that shitty site working... :o
Did he say anything interesting?

Eden
10-13-2008, 05:42 PM
Federer back on tour for Madrid Masters
The Associated Press

Published: October 13, 2008

MADRID, Spain: Roger Federer is back on the ATP tour after a five-week break, and he is confident he has what it takes to win this week's Madrid Masters.

The 2006 Madrid champion has not played in a tournament since winning the U.S. Open — only stepping on a competitive court to help Switzerland return to the Davis Cup's World Group.

"I've had a good season and won the U.S. Open so it doesn't make a whole lot of sense for me to play that much, but I love the game and I love to compete," said Federer, who withdrew from last week's Stockholm Open because he needed to rest.

Federer, who has struggled this season compared to most of his amazing 237-week run as the world's top-ranked player, said Monday that he contemplated taking the rest of the season off after winning the U.S. Open.

"Sure, anything was going to be possible," said the 13-time Grand Slam champion, who reached the Wimbledon and French Open finals but lost to Rafael Nadal both times.

At the Australian Open, Federer lost to eventual champion Novak Djokovic in the semifinals before saying he had been trying to bounce back to his best after contracting mononucleosis.

Although he has recovered, he still pulled out of the tournament in Stockholm because of fatigue.

"The season was long and I just felt very tired and I felt like I still needed some rest," Federer said. "I wasn't sure how much rest was needed, but I took enough time off, started practicing again and looked how I felt, I thought I was feeling good enough to win the tournament to come here and play."

In Madrid, Federer will play Radek Stepanek on Wednesday. If he wins, he could face Australian Open finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the third round.

"Sure it would be nice to play Tsonga, but first things first. The first round is a tough opponent, I lost to him earlier in the year," said Federer, who lost to the Czech player at the Rome Masters. "That's where my focus lies at the moment. It gives me perfect time to rest and get ready for this tournament and hopefully I can start off with a win and see where it takes me."

Federer hadn't yet decided if he will play in the first round of the Davis Cup next year when Switzerland plays the United States. He will be fighting to regain the No. 1 ranking, however, after losing it to Nadal.

The top-ranked Spaniard, who opens against Ernests Gulbis of Latvia on Tuesday, only needs two victories in Madrid to clinch the season-ending No. 1 ranking.

"I'm going to do everything I can to try and get No. 1 back, but I think if one player deserves to be No. 1 in the world at one stage of his career I believe it would be Rafa as well," he said.

Source: http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/10/13/sports/TEN-Madrid-Masters-Federer.php

Daniel
10-13-2008, 06:23 PM
Good luck Roger :)

Eden
10-13-2008, 06:39 PM
I can't get any vid on that shitty site working... :o
Did he say anything interesting?

Sorry, that you can't see the interview. Try the link below later - and I'm sure you'll can see it there then ;)

http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=ATP

Roger says he feels fine and is happy with his form and practice. It would have been an option for him to skip Madrid or even taking the rest of the season off. He didn't wanted to put pressure on him to play, although he knows that the fans would like to see him play. He says he would feel physically ok, having solid practice. He mentions the tough season with all the travellings and then he talks about his performance at the USO and that it has been a good Slam season for him in general. He says he would be healthy and didn't have any set-backs from the mono. Then he speaks about the Masters tournaments from him this year and mentions that he played ok on clay but struggled on hardcourt and had a few surprising losses there. He says that the indoor tournaments would hopefully suit his game.

Sunset of Age
10-13-2008, 06:52 PM
Sorry, that you can't see the interview. Try the link below later - and I'm sure you'll can see it there then ;)

http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=ATP

Roger says he feels fine and is happy with his form and practice. It would have been an option for him to skip Madrid or even taking the rest of the season off. He didn't wanted to put pressure on him to play, although he knows that the fans would like to see him play. He says he would feel physically ok, having solid practice. He mentions the tough season with all the travellings and then he talks about his performance at the USO and that it has been a good Slam season for him in general. He says he would be healthy and didn't have any set-backs from the mono. Then he speaks about the Masters tournaments from him this year and mentions that he played ok on clay but struggled on hardcourt and had a few surprising losses there. He says that the indoor tournaments would hopefully suit his game.

Thank you very much, Doris! Very sensible words from him (as always), and very happy to read there haven't been any mono set-backs. :)

Unfortunately I won't be able to see his match against Stepanek, but of course I wish him all the best. Go Roger, make your mark here! :rocker2:

nobama
10-14-2008, 01:07 AM
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/tennis/article4937963.ece
Roger Federer defends his policy of rest and play
Neil Harman, Tennis Correspondent, in Madrid

Had those eager to condemn Roger Federer for withdrawing from the Stockholm Open last week known how much he would have earned by turning up and running the risk of an early defeat, the probability of a lukewarm apology and the opprobrium of Swedish sports fans, they might have given him the benefit of the doubt. There have been too many tales down the years of tennis players pocketing the guarantees, faking a knock and running for someone of Federer's class to be tarred with such a brush.

The Swiss took last week off because he did not feel that he would give of his best. Nothing more or less than that. He rode the criticism of that decision here yesterday, insisting that he would hold his competitive record and support of the game anywhere against anyone's. “I love to play and I love to compete,” he said. “I could have gone to Sweden and said I had a shoulder or toe problem, but I've always been upfront with tournaments and with the public because that is the way it should be done. I don't like signing up to something and then pulling out, but who knows what is going to happen a year in advance.”

The directorship of the Mutua Madrileña Masters here has given Federer as much time as possible before asking him to play, for his opening match against Radek Stepanek, the Czech, who has beaten him this year, will be the top of tomorrow night's bill. “I needed some rest, I'll just see where this tournament takes me,” the world No 2 said. “I'm playing this week by week.”

That may not be good news for his home town of Basel, where he is due to play next week, for the final Masters event of the year in Paris Bercy a week later or even the glittering finale, the Masters Cup in Shanghai. Once again, Federer is travelling light again, with just only Severin Luthi, Switzerland's Davis Cup captain, for company, so there are very few people to disappoint if he does not come up to his usual scratch.

However he feels, it would a big surprise not to find Federer involved in the final weekend, when Andy Murray may await in the semi-finals. The British No1 plays today against Simone Bolelli, of Italy, a lucky loser from the qualifying tournament, who defeated Nicolas Almagro, of Spain, 7-6, 7-6 in the first round yesterday.

Murray has only the singles to concentrate on after the 6-4, 6-3 first-round defeat in partnership with Jamie, his brother, by Michaël Llodra and Arnaud Clément, the same French pair who ended their Olympic Games dream in Beijing.

didadida
10-14-2008, 10:47 AM
Alleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez

SUKTUEN
10-14-2008, 02:39 PM
ALLEZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Roger!!!!!!!:bounce::bounce::bounce:

riddle05580
10-14-2008, 05:46 PM
Wednesday's OOP is out. Come on, Roger!

www.mutuamad-mastersmadrid.com//pdf/ordendejuego/2008/15/OP.pdf

PISTA CENTRAL
Matches Start At: 11:00am
Jo-Wilfried TSONGA (FRA) vs Marcel GRANOLLERS (ESP)

Not Before 12:30 PM
David NALBANDIAN (ARG) vs Tomas BERDYCH (CZE)

followed by
Novak DJOKOVIC (SRB) vs Victor HANESCU (ROU)

Not Before 4:00 PM
Feliciano LOPEZ (ESP) or Albert MONTANES (ESP) vs David FERRER (ESP)

Not Before 8:00 PM
Roger FEDERER (SUI) vs Radek STEPANEK (CZE)

followed by
Andy RODDICK (USA) vs Tommy ROBREDO (ESP)

Federerhingis
10-14-2008, 06:42 PM
Hello dear Federersians. :bigwave: :wazzup:

Thanks Doris and Jen for the articles. Thanks riddle for the OOP.

Hope all are well. :wavey:

nobama
10-14-2008, 07:51 PM
Nadal looses the 2nd set to Gulbis and surprise, surprise the trainer comes out. :rolleyes:

lunahielo
10-15-2008, 02:09 AM
ALLEZ~~~~~~~ROGER!!!

Hi, Luis :wavey:

Sunset of Age
10-15-2008, 03:49 AM
As I won't be able to watch Roger's match coming evening, best wishes to him and all of you - and please don't let me come back seeing you all *sad*, okay?

:)

Arkulari
10-15-2008, 04:46 AM
don't worry K!
Roger won't lose, so we won't come out sad :p

Daniel
10-15-2008, 09:20 AM
Good luck Roger vs Radek

:bounce: :bounce:

Rog1
10-15-2008, 10:18 AM
I have a good feeling that Roger will play just fine.......:D


Linda (Luton-UK)

RogiFan88
10-15-2008, 02:05 PM
VAMOS, ROGELIO, vs. El Gusano!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mrs. B
10-15-2008, 02:18 PM
Hopp, Roger!!!

juninhOH
10-15-2008, 02:36 PM
whats the time of madrid compared to the time of the forum?

SUKTUEN
10-15-2008, 03:08 PM
GOD Please Bless Roger play his best tennis today!!

ALLEZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Roger!!!!!:bounce::bounce::worship:

Xristos
10-15-2008, 03:59 PM
Hopefully Novak loses.

BYW I think Rohi is going to do the white top black shorts look and switch it up for the Masters Cup.

Mrs. B
10-15-2008, 06:55 PM
Hopefully Novak loses.

BYW I think Rohi is going to do the white top black shorts look and switch it up for the Masters Cup.

that's what he's wearing, they just walked into the court now. HOPP, ROGER!!!!! :bounce:

Rita
10-15-2008, 06:58 PM
Hopefully Novak loses.

BYW I think Rohi is going to do the white top black shorts look and switch it up for the Masters Cup.

indeed he is;)

Mrs. B
10-15-2008, 07:12 PM
3-0 :bounce:

Rita
10-15-2008, 07:13 PM
good start:worship:
stepanek will surely step it up

Mrs. B
10-15-2008, 07:20 PM
cuatro-uno Vamosssss!!!!! :bounce:

Mrs. B
10-15-2008, 07:28 PM
cinco-dos :bounce:

Mrs. B
10-15-2008, 07:36 PM
6-3 what a nice sweet volley to close the set! :yeah:

Rita
10-15-2008, 07:37 PM
first set :yippee:
please keep it up roger :kiss:

Rita
10-15-2008, 07:38 PM
6-3 what a nice sweet volley to close the set! :yeah:
that volley was :drool:

Mrs. B
10-15-2008, 07:50 PM
1-2 Vamossss, Roger!

Mrs. B
10-15-2008, 07:53 PM
2-2 good service game

Mrs. B
10-15-2008, 07:55 PM
2-3 service game for sexy Radek too

Mrs. B
10-15-2008, 07:59 PM
tres eguales

Mrs. B
10-15-2008, 08:01 PM
3-4 Vamossss, Rogelio!

Jaz
10-15-2008, 08:01 PM
Rogers movement is not very good. Doesn't look match fit.

juninhOH
10-15-2008, 08:02 PM
Ya I think he has mono again. lol I'm jk kidding.
Go Roger!

Rita
10-15-2008, 08:05 PM
Ya I think he has mono again. lol I'm jk kidding.
Go Roger!

:spit:
well he hasnt played in a while so his movement isnt going to be great from his first match:shrug:

Mrs. B
10-15-2008, 08:06 PM
4-5 commonnnn, Roger!

Rita
10-15-2008, 08:07 PM
sexy holdin way too easily :(

Mrs. B
10-15-2008, 08:12 PM
5-5 Cmonnnnn!!!!!

Rita
10-15-2008, 08:14 PM
that was a close game :scared:
now break :armed:

Jaz
10-15-2008, 08:17 PM
slow slow :( When's Roger's next game?

Mrs. B
10-15-2008, 08:17 PM
5-6

juninhOH
10-15-2008, 08:19 PM
Damn! Plz hold and win the tiebreak! not a 3rd setter!

juninhOH
10-15-2008, 08:20 PM
now win the tb plz!

Mrs. B
10-15-2008, 08:21 PM
tiebreak! Commonnnnn, Roger!!!!!

Rita
10-15-2008, 08:21 PM
win this tiebreak please :scared:

juninhOH
10-15-2008, 08:25 PM
damn twice his 2nd service let him down

Rita
10-15-2008, 08:31 PM
yyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeesssssss

Mrs. B
10-15-2008, 08:32 PM
YES!!!! well done, Roger!!!!! :banana:

mangoes
10-15-2008, 08:33 PM
Well Done Roger:dance: :dance: :dance: 2nd set was entertaining.

nobama
10-15-2008, 08:37 PM
Thank you Roger for squishing the worm. :)

nobama
10-15-2008, 08:38 PM
Well Done Roger:dance: :dance: :dance: 2nd set was entertaining.:wavey: I didn't get to see the match, was Roger playing ok?

mangoes
10-15-2008, 08:49 PM
:wavey: I didn't get to see the match, was Roger playing ok?

Yep. Nice warm up match for Roger. But, Nalby looked really good today so I'm already nervous for Roger should he win his next round.

nobama
10-15-2008, 08:56 PM
Yep. Nice warm up match for Roger. But, Nalby looked really good today so I'm already nervous for Roger should he win his next round.I did see that match, although not the 3rd set. Anyway I'll worry about that if it happens. He has to get past Del Potro right? Not saying that would be an easy QF match either...

mangoes
10-15-2008, 09:02 PM
I did see that match, although not the 3rd set. Anyway I'll worry about that if it happens. He has to get past Del Potro right? Not saying that would be an easy QF match either...

Del Potro has been playing well lately, but I will be truly shocked if he gets pass Nalby. Of course, Nalby has been known to have some meltdowns at the weirdest times. But, Roger is in Nalby's quarter and we all know that Nalby loves to play well when he has Roger in his sights:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

You know, this forum has changed a lot in my personal opinion, but it's really nice that we are still doing this dance. I say Roger is facing a tough, upcoming opponent. You say the opponent still needs to win his other matches. I say the opponent will win the matches and I predict a hard road for Roger... LOLOL

juninhOH
10-15-2008, 09:04 PM
Roger will have to pass through Tsonga first. I'm kinda worried.

Corey Feldman
10-15-2008, 09:23 PM
Sheryl :kiss::kiss:

nobama
10-15-2008, 10:03 PM
Del Potro has been playing well lately, but I will be truly shocked if he gets pass Nalby. Of course, Nalby has been known to have some meltdowns at the weirdest times. But, Roger is in Nalby's quarter and we all know that Nalby loves to play well when he has Roger in his sights:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

You know, this forum has changed a lot in my personal opinion, but it's really nice that we are still doing this dance. I say Roger is facing a tough, upcoming opponent. You say the opponent still needs to win his other matches. I say the opponent will win the matches and I predict a hard road for Roger... LOLOL:lol: the more things change the more they stay the same.

Anyway, Tsonga could be tough, Roger for sure will have to bring it. But if he really cares about defending points/winning Madrid I think he will. :)

nobama
10-15-2008, 11:13 PM
I see in the match thread in GM some are questioning if Roger gained weight. And posters over at rf.com were wondering if he lost weight. To me he looks no different than the last time I saw him on court. :lol:

mangoes
10-15-2008, 11:41 PM
Sheryl :kiss::kiss:

Hi Mikey:hug: Did you have a nice birthday??

juninhOH
10-16-2008, 12:24 AM
my birthday is coming over as well
1 month from now :D

yanchr
10-16-2008, 01:03 AM
You know, this forum has changed a lot in my personal opinion, but it's really nice that we are still doing this dance. I say Roger is facing a tough, upcoming opponent. You say the opponent still needs to win his other matches. I say the opponent will win the matches and I predict a hard road for Roger... LOLOL
Good to see you Sheryl :hug: I guess we all changed in some way :p


To be honest, I don't care much how he will be doing in the coming tournaments as long as he doesn't skip TMC. I won't be able to watch anything from Madrid, but it's nice to know he is back in action.

Arkulari
10-16-2008, 02:35 AM
:woohoo:
now Roger: let's hunt some Baby Ali :devil:

mangoes
10-16-2008, 05:04 AM
my birthday is coming over as well
1 month from now :D

Stop trying to get early birthday hugs and kisses:p :lol: :lol: :lol: You'll get them all in a month:hug:

Good to see you Sheryl :hug: I guess we all changed in some way :p


To be honest, I don't care much how he will be doing in the coming tournaments as long as he doesn't skip TMC. I won't be able to watch anything from Madrid, but it's nice to know he is back in action.

Hi Laura:hug: :hug: I have been a bit distracted lately with all the politics happening on my side of the world:lol: :lol: :lol: As a result, I have been ignoring my MTF friends:o in favor of the Political threads in Non Tennis:lol: :lol: 19 more days for us and it will be over. I wish Nov. 4th was tomorrow:lol: :lol:

I hope everything has been good with you:D

I'm happy Roger is playing Madrid. I didn't want him to go to the TMC with no play since the DC challenge. I don't know what type of challenge Tsonga will pose tomorrow. But, I hope Roger will have a good day at the office:dance:

Another RogFan
10-16-2008, 06:03 AM
I see in the match thread in GM some are questioning if Roger gained weight. And posters over at rf.com were wondering if he lost weight. To me he looks no different than the last time I saw him on court. :lol:

It seems he puts some kilos. First I thought it is an optical illusion because of his new t-shirt but if you give it a deeper look you will see it. As for the match he played quite economically while Stepanek had a day - just look at the incredible volleys he did: yes he definitely was inspired but at the end Roger won.

Daniel
10-16-2008, 09:54 AM
Good luck vs. Tsonga in the 3R

:bounce: :bounce:

Sunset of Age
10-16-2008, 10:20 AM
CONGRATS, Roger! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

O_O, so it's Tsonga now. Again I won't be able to see the match...

I've been reading through the thread(s) and was a bit surprised to see all the comments on 'fat' Fed again. Must I conclude he's still far from his old form (disclaimer: I didn't expect him to be back, of course)...?

And tell me, what's with this 'booing' the Madrid audience did, is it true? :help:

Best of luck Roger tonight!

RFederer90
10-16-2008, 11:43 AM
Photos of yesterday's match? :D

nobama
10-16-2008, 01:48 PM
Del Potro took out Nalbandian. He was playing really well. Hopefully Roger can bring it today and again against Del Potro.

Corey Feldman
10-16-2008, 02:13 PM
TBH i hope Roger loses today, this tournament is crap and Basel and Paris are far better places for him to win titles imo

he'll get what he needed here - 2 matches to shake of some rust and not tire himselfout for future

so gooooooooooooooo Tsonga

SUKTUEN
10-16-2008, 02:30 PM
Roger will play Tsonga!!!!!!!!!!


GOD Bless Roger play his Best tennis today!!!!!!

ALLEZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Roger!!!:worship::bounce::bounce:

didadida
10-16-2008, 03:15 PM
Allezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz z

Rommella
10-16-2008, 04:44 PM
Reeshard Baby Fed is self-destructing.

Rita
10-16-2008, 06:50 PM
Tsonga totally gifted that game:o
but a very nice point played by rog to get 2 set point :hearts: first set 6-4 :worship:

nobama
10-16-2008, 07:16 PM
I see Roger won. How did he play today?

Federerhingis
10-16-2008, 07:36 PM
Roger won already? really? Wow that quick, oh wait dumb me it's already 9:35 in Madrid, duh! :o

Did Roger play decently or was Tsonga overwhelmed by the ocassion?

Hello all my dear friends. :bigwave:

juninhOH
10-16-2008, 07:44 PM
Roger played well I think. Tsonga played well but completely blew it away in the key points.

He served 3 DF to give away the first set. On the 2nd set he was off. Again Roger showing problems with returning the 1st serve. His inside out forehand is killing again.

luzkoz
10-16-2008, 07:57 PM
Congrats Rogi :)!

nobama
10-16-2008, 08:27 PM
Roger played well I think. Tsonga played well but completely blew it away in the key points.

He served 3 DF to give away the first set. On the 2nd set he was off. Again Roger showing problems with returning the 1st serve. His inside out forehand is killing again.
Roger didn't return 1st serve well? But the FH is looking ok?

Filipo
10-16-2008, 08:37 PM
made some forehand errors, but at all it was solid. he's very relaxed and ready for new milestones :worship:

Arkulari
10-16-2008, 08:42 PM
Next: the taming of the Pony! :devil:

Federerhingis
10-16-2008, 09:43 PM
Next: the taming of the Pony! :devil:

Pony I would not call a 6 foot five inches tall full grown man a littly pony. He's a full colt I would say. :p

He does seem to playing hot, I mean David was playing pretty well and got beaten badly. Was David off today or was Juan just too strong and didn't allow Nalby to play his game?

Arkulari
10-16-2008, 09:52 PM
Potro is Pony in spanish, that's why me call him that :haha:
Juan didn't allow Fat Dave to play, he controlled the whole game from beginning to end ;)

nobama
10-16-2008, 10:02 PM
Yep. Nice warm up match for Roger. But, Nalby looked really good today so I'm already nervous for Roger should he win his next round.Do you need to update this post and replace Nalby with Del Potro? ;)

Sunset of Age
10-16-2008, 11:22 PM
How lovely to return home today to hear that Roger made minced meat out of Tsonga... :bounce:
Did the '....' (censored) kill themselves yet because of this result? :p

Oh boy. Next, JMDP. Good luck Roger, you're gonna need it - but you already did a lot better than I expected! :D

Xristos
10-17-2008, 12:18 AM
Im so happy Novak lost.

Does that mean Rogers ranking is safe until the Aus Open?

Rommella
10-17-2008, 12:35 AM
Loved the great hustle by Roger in the final game of the 1st set and loved, loved Robbie Koenig for saying: "What a point! Brilliant stuff from the world #1!". Old habits die hard. :lol:

ryder66
10-17-2008, 01:23 AM
Good to hear that Roger seems relaxed and is playing fairly well. Hope his forehand stays together. Good luck to him!

Arkulari
10-17-2008, 01:25 AM
that was really funny :haha:

This is the video where that happens:

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NYCtennisfan
10-17-2008, 02:37 AM
He hasn't returned serve well against Steppa or Tsonga, but it's funny what we've come to expect from Fed. Players with big serves indoors will usually win a lot of points on 1st serve, but still it seems odd that an opposing player can win 89%+ of the points on 1st serve against him.

RogiFan88
10-17-2008, 03:50 AM
Loved the great hustle by Roger in the final game of the 1st set and loved, loved Robbie Koenig for saying: "What a point! Brilliant stuff from the world #1!". Old habits die hard. :lol:


nice Freudian! ;)

RogiFan88
10-17-2008, 03:51 AM
VAMOS, ROGELIO, vs. JuanMa!!!

should be the best match of the QF! ;)

trickcy
10-17-2008, 06:16 AM
Del Po up next
Allez Roger!!!

That last but one point in the last game of the first set was awesome :yeah:

Daniel
10-17-2008, 09:43 AM
Vamos Roger,
win your QF match vs. Del Potro

:bounce: :bounce:

~Jin~
10-17-2008, 12:05 PM
allez roger!

:angel:

Meredith38
10-17-2008, 01:56 PM
I hope I can post some pictures of Roger's matches in Madrid in this thread ...
So Enjoy !! ;)
http://img173.imagevenue.com/loc100/th_51511_4OEP7IV005HE0005_122_100lo.jpg (http://img173.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=51511_4OEP7IV005HE0005_122_100lo.jpg ) http://img207.imagevenue.com/loc201/th_51513_Spain_Tennis_Madrid_Masters_sff_122_201lo .jpg (http://img207.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=51513_Spain_Tennis_Madrid_Masters_sf f_122_201lo.jpg) http://img129.imagevenue.com/loc919/th_51515_DO801101516_1024x768_122_919lo.jpg (http://img129.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=51515_DO801101516_1024x768_122_919lo .jpg) http://img212.imagevenue.com/loc68/th_51516_700x_122_68lo.jpg (http://img212.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=51516_700x_122_68lo.jpg)

Sunset of Age
10-17-2008, 02:24 PM
Anyone watching the match? Roger's looking good so far.

juninhOH
10-17-2008, 02:26 PM
i cant watch the match, i'm following the statistics.

as of now, del pontro won only 3/9 points when the ball was actually in play on his serve (he got 5 aces :S so its 8/14.
maybe he is nervous, roger should take advantage of this.

Zolka
10-17-2008, 02:29 PM
Hello Karen. :wavey: Indeed, he is lookin' really good, i like his body language, looks relaxed and confident. He is dictating the rallies so far. Del Potro had to hit 5 aces to hold his first serving game. It's early though. ;)

Sunset of Age
10-17-2008, 02:31 PM
Hello Karen. :wavey: Indeed, he is lookin' really good, i lkie his body language, looks relaxed and confident. He is dictating the rallies so far. Del Potro had to hit 5 aces to hold his first serve. It's early though. ;)

He's indeed looking relaxed. Why some people claim he's 'fat' is really beyond me...

Sunset of Age
10-17-2008, 02:32 PM
Del Pony's serve is... fantastic! Eight aces in only two games? :eek:

SUKTUEN
10-17-2008, 02:36 PM
ALLEZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Roger!!!!!:bounce::bounce:

Zolka
10-17-2008, 02:38 PM
He's indeed looking relaxed. Why some people claim he's 'fat' is really beyond me...

I don't understand it either. He's even looking thinner to me than before, but sure not heavier than during the USO.

aveentje
10-17-2008, 02:43 PM
I also thought he looks thinner than before...

Sunset of Age
10-17-2008, 02:45 PM
A bit too many UEs from Fed right now...

JediFed
10-17-2008, 02:46 PM
Go Fed!

I have to head off to work, so can't watch the rest of the match. :sad:

Sunset of Age
10-17-2008, 02:47 PM
Roger BREAKS!!! 5 - 3! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Now hold.

Sunset of Age
10-17-2008, 02:51 PM
Oh dear... BP Del Potro...
(and another silly challenge by Fed. Well we know that by now... )

juninhOH
10-17-2008, 02:51 PM
argh hold plz T_T

juninhOH
10-17-2008, 02:52 PM
yes
now plz confirm it!

juninhOH
10-17-2008, 02:53 PM
yes!
1st set 6-3 Roger Federer!

Sunset of Age
10-17-2008, 02:53 PM
YESSSS!!! Roger 6 - 3!!!
Keep it going, Rodge.

SUKTUEN
10-17-2008, 02:57 PM
Come On Roger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rita
10-17-2008, 02:57 PM
roger :worship:

Zolka
10-17-2008, 02:59 PM
Very good first set from Roger, 14 winners, 11 UE's (a couple of those were forced errors i think). Wow, his forehand is really on today, amazing winner in the first game of the second set. His movement is almost at its best. His backhand is OK. Serve superb. Good stuff overall. Keep it up Rogi! ;)

Rita
10-17-2008, 03:00 PM
this guy and his aces :(

Sunset of Age
10-17-2008, 03:02 PM
this guy and his aces :(

Del Potro has an excellent serve, but so has Roger. It's a part of the game, too. :)

Too bad, two BPs shanked, one with an UE. :(

juninhOH
10-17-2008, 03:03 PM
damn would have been nice if Roger had broken jmdp last game T_T

Zolka
10-17-2008, 03:05 PM
Unbelievable drop lobs (?) from Roger. Unreal. :D

Zolka
10-17-2008, 03:07 PM
His backhand looked OK... But maybe it's not? :confused:

trickcy
10-17-2008, 03:08 PM
Hi everybody:wavey: Livestream, please?

Rita
10-17-2008, 03:09 PM
His backhand looked OK... But maybe it's not? :confused:

its not great IMO its breaking down in rallies but we've seen worse this year :tape:

Sunset of Age
10-17-2008, 03:10 PM
Hi everybody:wavey: Livestream, please?

I'm watching on Betfair - very good quality. I can even see Roger's challenges are :retard:. :lol:

Rita
10-17-2008, 03:11 PM
Hi everybody:wavey: Livestream, please?

http://ziucchiradio.altervista.org/watch.php?id=300
really good quality:)

trickcy
10-17-2008, 03:12 PM
I'm watching on Betfair - very good quality. I can even see Roger's challenges are :retard:. :lol:

They always are :tape:

Thanks a lot Karin :D

Zolka
10-17-2008, 03:13 PM
its not great IMO its breaking down in rallies but we've seen worse this year :tape:

True, true. :D His forehand at its best today though. 15-30. C'mon Rogeeeeeer!

Blondie1985
10-17-2008, 03:17 PM
what's the score, plezzzzz?

Rita
10-17-2008, 03:19 PM
what's the score, plezzzzz?

6-3 4-2 for roger :D

juninhOH
10-17-2008, 03:20 PM
yay roger breaks once again
its almost sure then that he will defeat the argentine sensation.

i'm sick many many people thought he would lost today (well I thought a bit too)
now BRING ON MURRAY!

Blondie1985
10-17-2008, 03:21 PM
6-3 4-2 for roger :D


thanks

juninhOH
10-17-2008, 03:26 PM
I take back what I said, don't want to jinx Roger :roll: