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****** Dubai Tournament Lets Hope To See Rogii Holding His 2nd Home Trophy ******

didadida
02-17-2009, 02:21 PM
c'mon friends lets cheer for dear Rogii

:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:


Alleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez

SUKTUEN
02-17-2009, 03:23 PM
GOD Please Bless Roger fight back in Dubai!!:worship::worship:

Noelman
02-17-2009, 04:25 PM
Well...We will have to wait longer :banghead: :bigcry:
Take more rest Roger.

biological
02-17-2009, 04:32 PM
:sad:

Obey.my.dreamz
02-17-2009, 04:33 PM
wuut?

RogiFan88
02-17-2009, 05:18 PM
:sad:

17.02.2009
OFF COURT - DUBAI AND DAVIS CUP

Dear Fans,

Today I am disappointed to announce that I am withdrawing from both Dubai and the Davis Cup tie in the United States. This was a hard decision to make as I am missing not only one of my favorite events on tour in Dubai but I am also missing out on an opportunity to help my country try and move on to the next round of Davis Cup. After injuring my back last fall, I did not have enough time to strengthen it completely. As a precautionary measure, I will use the next few weeks to make sure the back injury is fully rehabilitated and I am ready for the rest of the 2009 season.

As always, thanks for your continued support.
Roger

Dini
02-17-2009, 05:30 PM
:sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad: :sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad:

Get well Rogi :hug:

lunahielo
02-17-2009, 05:34 PM
:sad: :sad:

Just get well, really well and back to 100%, Roger! That's what we want most!

Luna
PS. Wonder if this has anything to do with the Andy Ram /S Peer thing??????

FedFan_2007
02-17-2009, 06:03 PM
:sad: The good news is that he'll still arrive at Indian Wells #2 and fully healed! He has no points to defend in Dubai and DC has no points.

didadida
02-17-2009, 06:08 PM
this is a very sad news
get well soon Roger

juninhOH
02-17-2009, 07:13 PM
didadida you are UNALLOWED to open any more tournament topics!

:lol::lol::lol:

nobama
02-17-2009, 07:23 PM
PS. Wonder if this has anything to do with the Andy Ram /S Peer thing??????I wish, but then why would he skip DC too? I'm worried that his back is a bigger issue than he's letting on. :sad:

Anyway I'm glad he's not playing Dubai. I wish he'd find another training base and I'm going to write him and tell him so.

Rita
02-17-2009, 07:44 PM
No NO NO NO NO NO NO NO No
:bigcry::bigcry::bigcry::bigcry::sobbing::crying2: :crying2:

LBrock44
02-17-2009, 09:11 PM
That stinks. I hope he gets better. I have tickets to Indian Wells and hope he can recover by then.

Obey.my.dreamz
02-17-2009, 09:50 PM
U have tickets for IW ?! fuck u!

clever1980
02-18-2009, 01:40 AM
Hope Roger is OK..

Fergie
02-18-2009, 01:44 AM
Get well soon Roger :hug:

RogiFan88
02-18-2009, 03:27 AM
Rogi not playing Dubai now gives TFA an excuse not to have to play -- no chance of Rogi gaining points so TFA can rest his "injury" or whatever... ;) So, NTG the opportunist can now win it... or PMS, if he's fit or healthy :rolleyes:

RogiFan88
02-18-2009, 03:34 AM
I forgot about the defending champ, Pandy -- will he play or is he preparing for his wedding, whenever it is? ;) [I liked Pandy's taking of Dubai last year, it was a brilliant stroke of planning for the duck.]

robinhood
02-18-2009, 03:49 AM
Ah bummer.
Is that his back or his heart that's still broken?

Doesn't matter, and can't blame him either.

Feel better soon!!

Daniel
02-18-2009, 06:38 AM
Must be both the back and the heart .

Get well soon Roger. :)

Eden
02-18-2009, 09:25 AM
It would have surely been better for Roger to skip the stupid exho after last year's TMC and maybe also the Abu Dhabi tournament.

I trust in him that he knows what it's best for his health, so I hope the withdraw of Dubai and the DC encounter are really only a precaution. The season is still early and there wait a lot of remaining challenges for him which are far more important then the two events which he had to skip.

Get well soon Roger :)

The GM thread regarding this issue proves once again the brilliance of MTF. A lot of "clever" comments from people who don't care at all about Roger, but nevertheless feel the need to write crap.

Stevens Point
02-18-2009, 09:35 AM
I just got this news... :eek: :sad: I hope he is able to play with 100% of capability in Indian Wells.

didadida
02-18-2009, 09:41 AM
It would have surely been better for Roger to skip the stupid exho after last year's TMC and maybe also the Abu Dhabi tournament.

I trust in him that he knows what it's best for his health, so I hope the withdraw of Dubai and the DC encounter are really only a precaution. The season is still early and there wait a lot of remaining challenges for him which are far more important then the two events which he had to skip.

Get well soon Roger :)

The GM thread regarding this issue proves once again the brilliance of MTF. A lot of "clever" comments from people who don't care at all about Roger, but nevertheless feel the need to write crap.






this is the classic GM crap crap crap

i dont care about what thery,re wrting there anymore coz it is always bulls**t :rolleyes:




Doris dear how are you ? :hug:

nobama
02-18-2009, 10:03 AM
Hopefully the tournament will be cancelled.

Eden
02-18-2009, 10:04 AM
i dont care about what thery,re wrting there anymore coz it is always bulls**t :rolleyes:

Sometimes I'm able to ignore certain threads or posts. I'll never understand it when people joke about injuries or health problems of a player.

Doris dear how are you ? :hug:

Hi Donna :hug: I'm fine, thanks for asking. Been busy with a few things, but I hope I'll get them fix soon. How are you? :)

trickcy
02-18-2009, 10:48 AM
Hope he gets well soon :sad:

Corey Feldman
02-18-2009, 11:16 AM
motivation problems imo

nobama
02-18-2009, 11:29 AM
motivation problems imoLet's see....exited first round last year so can only gain points. Nadal is injured and might not even play. Murray didn't look that great last week either so he too could be a non-factor. Nah, no reason to be motivated to play Dubai....

Corey Feldman
02-18-2009, 11:48 AM
Let's see....exited first round last year so can only gain points. Nadal is injured and might not even play. Murray didn't look that great last week either so he too could be a non-factor. Nah, no reason to be motivated to play Dubai....as if winning Dubai would make up for the utter horrendousness that was the Australian Open

everything he spent years building up just dissapeared in that tournament .. the way he spoke about other players, the way he lost that final, the pathetic way he conducted himself after losing it, showing the whole planet he is Nadal's bunny and crying about it

my guess is its sinking in for him now

horrible

Puschkin
02-18-2009, 12:07 PM
everything he spent years building up just dissapeared in that tournament .. the way he spoke about other players, the way he lost that final, the pathetic way he conducted himself after losing it, showing the whole planet he is Nadal's bunny and crying about it

:eek: This is harsh, but there is a lot of truth in it. However, he has achieved so much, nobody can take that away from him an, so it should be a sound basis for reconsideration his way of doing things and my guess is, this is exactly what he will spend his time on during the break, I don't buy the back story.

Corey Feldman
02-18-2009, 12:12 PM
i hope he does alot of thinking about his conduct also

he needs to realize not everything is about him anymore and he needs to change his game and refocus his mind to win more GS's and not expect them on a plate now that Roddick, Hewitt, Safins have been replacted by players that he cant bully

and enough of the GS record/GOAT stuff as well, which IMO, he was starting to get carried away with

Puschkin
02-18-2009, 12:18 PM
.....Roddick, Hewitt, Safins have been replacted by players that he cant bully
Marat at least won a GS after beating him. ;)

and enough of the GS record/GOAT stuff as well, which IMO, he was starting to get carried away with
It is hard to stay grounded, when you have a career like him. And modesty was never a dominant trait of character, he just hid his ambitious part well for a long time.

SUKTUEN
02-18-2009, 01:26 PM
Roger , please take care~~~~
we love you~~:hug::hug:

nobama
02-18-2009, 02:17 PM
Sorry, I don't agree that the way he conducted himself after the final was pathetic. That's BS.

And I don't think he's in hiding licking his wounds because of what happened at AO. Look what happened at Wimbledon last year. That tournament means more to Roger than anything other. He still went on to win the US Open.

Of course we have no way of knowing if his back is really bothering him or not, but the way he 's been serving this year (especially in the AO final) I wouldn't be surprised. If he doesn't have his serve he can forget about winning anything.

RogiFan88
02-18-2009, 03:38 PM
It would have surely been better for Roger to skip the stupid exho after last year's TMC and maybe also the Abu Dhabi tournament.

I trust in him that he knows what it's best for his health, so I hope the withdraw of Dubai and the DC encounter are really only a precaution. The season is still early and there wait a lot of remaining challenges for him which are far more important then the two events which he had to skip.

Get well soon Roger :)

The GM thread regarding this issue proves once again the brilliance of MTF. A lot of "clever" comments from people who don't care at all about Roger, but nevertheless feel the need to write crap.

if Rogi had skipped both TMC and the exos, it w have been fine for him to play Abu Dhabi to get himself started this year

as for those clowns on GM, what do they know about Rogi anyway? only what they want to know... not reality... not many people on Rogi's side these days -- let the trolls and Fedals drop out now that TFA is ruling the tour, ho hum... :zzz:

nobama
02-18-2009, 03:45 PM
Well the clowns seem to find their way in here too. :rolleyes:

MalwareDie
02-18-2009, 04:19 PM
I hope Roger recovers soon. Missing an MM tournament like Dubai isn't too bad. I think he'll win Miami.

ExpectedWinner
02-18-2009, 05:14 PM
I don't buy the back story.

Based on what? I hate when players lose and use their injures as an excuse. But if they withdraw, what's the problem?

People never get injured sitting in front of their computers, but those who have been training and playing the sport since 7, usually have some nagging chronic conditions in their 20s.

For some reason, general public like "heroes" playing through injures on cortisone shots (cutting their career short in the process)... and blame players who take a good care of themselves. :shrug:

I prefer players to withdraw before the srart of a tournament. Calling for a trainer regularly and turning every press conference into a medical update is an atrocious thing to do, imo.

didadida
02-18-2009, 06:08 PM
Sometimes I'm able to ignore certain threads or posts. I'll never understand it when people joke about injuries or health problems of a player.
yeah it is really annoying rhey just care about makong jokes and without any respect for others :mad:



Hi Donna :hug: I'm fine, thanks for asking. Been busy with a few things, but I hope I'll get them fix soon. How are you? :)

ive been busy too lately but im a bit ok right now .hope to meet you here around soon dear :angel::D:hug:

Puschkin
02-18-2009, 06:42 PM
Well the clowns seem to find their way in here too. :rolleyes:
Supporting a player does not mean that I like eyerything he says and does, taht I have to agree with him on everything. And yes, I did find his behaviour at the victory ceremony embarassing, even if I could understand it. Call me a clown for that. :shrug:

For some reason, general public like "heroes" playing through injures on cortisone shots (cutting their career short in the process)... and blame players who take a good care of themselves. :shrug:

I prefer players to withdraw before the srart of a tournament. Calling for a trainer regularly and turning every press conference into a medical update is an atrocious thing to do, imo.

I never favoured "heroes" playing through injuries. All I wanted to say is, that I think there is more to this withdrawal than back problems. Just my interpretation of things.

Rog1
02-18-2009, 06:59 PM
Yeap, your health comes first and after reading Roger's letter on RF.com today I can only hope that this injury is short term and that he will be able to play freely again soon.:sad::wavey:




Linda-(Luton-UK)

nobama
02-18-2009, 07:00 PM
Supporting a player does not mean that I like eyerything he says and does, taht I have to agree with him on everything. And yes, I did find his behaviour at the victory ceremony embarassing, even if I could understand it. Call me a clown for that. :shrug:
I wasn't referring to you. :p

ExpectedWinner
02-18-2009, 07:19 PM
All I wanted to say is, that I think there is more to this withdrawal than back problems. Just my interpretation of things.

Who knows, it could be.

However, he finished last season with a back injury and he had absolutely nothing on his serve in some matches this year. So, I don't know how people can deny the possibility of him being injured/needing more rehabilitation.

Federerhingis
02-18-2009, 08:29 PM
i hope he does alot of thinking about his conduct also

he needs to realize not everything is about him anymore and he needs to change his game and refocus his mind to win more GS's and not expect them on a plate now that Roddick, Hewitt, Safins have been replacted by players that he cant bully

and enough of the GS record/GOAT stuff as well, which IMO, he was starting to get carried away with

Miguelito, :wazzup: :wavey: I do see your point and I kind of agree, Roger needs to retool his attitude and get back to working hard and not expecting anything to come easily. He's no longer the boss and hasn't been so for about a good year now, so get your act together, work on intensity and suck it up as all the other great champions have. I believe he should be able to accomplish this, he's demostrated that he indeed is a hard worker in the past.

Hello all. :bigwave:

Corey Feldman
02-18-2009, 11:05 PM
Hi Luisita :lol:

Well the clowns seem to find their way in here too. :rolleyes:You are the biggest clown ok? clown

:rolleyes:

Minnie
02-18-2009, 11:49 PM
If Roger is faking his injury or back prob, the presumably the same argument can be applied to others who pull from tournaments? I seriously doubt Roger is faking anything ... anyone who has had a niggling back problem knows the score ... no 2 probs are the same, the niggle can be there all the time, or intermittent (as mine is) or flare when you've overdone it ... problem being you don't know you've overdone it until you have overdone it. I just hope that whatever is the problem or concern is that it doesn't become chronic (as mine has).

Federerhingis
02-19-2009, 12:41 AM
I don't believe Roger is the faking type but this current withdrawal is probably a result of a combination of issues he's probably facing with his tennis at the moment, and one of the main one's besides his back issue is bearing with his most difficult loss to date. Mentally he must be very drained and he needs a little breather to think over things and come up with a tackling plan. Hopefully that is the case whereby he arrives stronger and fitter than ever. ;)

nobama
02-19-2009, 02:17 AM
I don't know why we can't take the man at his word and why we have to come up with all these other reasons for him withdrawing. :confused: We've seen the serving problems he's had this year - especially in the AO final against Nadal. So it's not entirely surprising. Also, Tony Godsick told the media Roger was in Switzerland getting treatment for his back. Is Godsick telling a white lie too?

Dini
02-19-2009, 06:49 AM
I don't know why we can't take the man at his word and why we have to come up with all these other reasons for him withdrawing. :confused: We've seen the serving problems he's had this year - especially in the AO final against Nadal. So it's not entirely surprising. Also, Tony Godsick told the media Roger was in Switzerland getting treatment for his back. Is Godsick telling a white lie too?

Agree with you there. All these assumptions are getting tedious *yawns*. Give Rog the benefit of the doubt, after all he has only had one frigging walk over his entire life and NO retirement from a match what so ever. That record speaks volumes for his sportsmanship, and at 27 he has the RIGHT to take the correct precautionary measures. Some people here are so ignorant, just realise that by doing this Rog is actually prolonging his career and not putting any unnecessary strain on his body. He isn't getting younger either so in my opinion, even though its tough for us fans to deal with, its a wise move in the long run.

I can't believe I have had to say this in Roger's own forum :rolleyes: You know its a sad state when Roger's own fans start doubting him let alone those other people who don't even give a sh*t about him on GM and start rambling on calling him a pussy.

:sad:

yanchr
02-19-2009, 10:26 AM
I don't believe Roger is the faking type but this current withdrawal is probably a result of a combination of issues he's probably facing with his tennis at the moment, and one of the main one's besides his back issue is bearing with his most difficult loss to date. Mentally he must be very drained and he needs a little breather to think over things and come up with a tackling plan. Hopefully that is the case whereby he arrives stronger and fitter than ever. ;)
I don't agree with that. Being what he is, it is ridiculous to me to think that he is still not over that loss :confused: Also, I would think nothing beats last Wimbledon...Anyway...

I think obviously his goal this year, or from this year onwards, is the big things only. He will do anything to make sure he is in his best possible form when it matters. Honestly, DC takes a lot out of him, for nothing. Dubai is simply nothing. He might also feel the need to give his back more treatment just to ensure it gets back to 100% before it gets worse if he plays. There could also be a new-coach issue...?

Not a big deal at all to pull out of the two tournaments for me. I actually expect more withdrawals from him in the future.

trickcy
02-19-2009, 10:52 AM
everything he spent years building up just dissapeared in that tournament .. the way he spoke about other players, the way he lost that final, the pathetic way he conducted himself after losing it, showing the whole planet he is Nadal's bunny and crying about it


Mikey, IMHO that's quite harsh...Whatever happened in AO doesn't take away all that he's achieved in the past years :shrug:
You yourself have complained about Federer shooting his mouth off in GM and here too for many months, so atleast for those with that opinion, this shouldn't be new..
The way he lost the final, I agree, was horrible, but again, unfortunately, not all that new..
Everybody already knew that Nadal has his number and that Roger isn't very confident against Nadal.. And Roger is an emotional person, and while I wish he hadn't cried, to call him "pathetic" for being unable to control his feelings, for being who he always has been, isn't all that fair...


Agree with you there. All these assumptions are getting tedious *yawns*. Give Rog the benefit of the doubt, after all he has only had one frigging walk over his entire life and NO retirement from a match what so ever. That record speaks volumes for his sportsmanship, and at 27 he has the RIGHT to take the correct precautionary measures. Some people here are so ignorant, just realise that by doing this Rog is actually prolonging his career and not putting any unnecessary strain on his body. He isn't getting younger either so in my opinion, even though its tough for us fans to deal with, its a wise move in the long run.

I can't believe I have had to say this in Roger's own forum :rolleyes: You know its a sad state when Roger's own fans start doubting him let alone those other people who don't even give a sh*t about him on GM and start rambling on calling him a pussy.

:sad:

I agree.. While Roger might have considered other factors along with his back injury, to say that him wanting to make sure that his back is completely recovered is a lie isn't called for.. He's 27, he wants to be completely fit after a bad time last year, and is it completely inconceivable that he just wants to take precaution against risking further damage?

nobama
02-19-2009, 10:56 AM
Luthi and Paganini are reported in the Swiss press saying that Roger's back was not 100% at AO.

http://www.lematin.ch/sports/tennis/severin-luethi-federer-ne-mentirait-jamais-86475

nobama
02-19-2009, 11:07 AM
Nadal and Verdasco pull out of Dubai and it's :hug: get well soon. Roger pulls out and he's lying just to cover up the fact he still dealing with his embarrassing loss at AO and pathetic reaction afterwards. Nice. :rolleyes:

Rogieva
02-19-2009, 10:58 PM
:sad:

RogiFan88
02-20-2009, 01:52 AM
hmm... I don't understand this thread title "His 2nd Home Trophy"... Rogi has 4 Dubai titles [and 3 Basel titles]...

Rita
02-20-2009, 08:21 AM
hmm... I don't understand this thread title "His 2nd Home Trophy"... Rogi has 4 Dubai titles [and 3 Basel titles]...

second as in his "second home" trophy... i think.

Corey Feldman
02-20-2009, 11:24 AM
Luthi and Paganini are reported in the Swiss press saying that Roger's back was not 100% at AO.

http://www.lematin.ch/sports/tennis/severin-luethi-federer-ne-mentirait-jamais-86475
how convient

pokey88
02-20-2009, 12:30 PM
Ugh...I get so sick of reading some of the things around here! So Roger pulls out of Dubai and DC because he has an injury, and no one believes him. And yet when Nadal pulls out of Dubai because of injury no one questions him and everyone wishes him well. Everyone blasts Roger for indirectly suggesting that his injury is responsible for his Aus Open loss (even though Roger himself has directly stated no such thing), and yet every time Nadal explains losses on tiredness and injury the response is 'oh *insert other player's name here* didn't really win fairly, because Rafa was tired/injured, poor Rafa I hope he gets better soon'.

Why should anyone doubt Roger's injury? Does he use the injury/tired excuse as much as Nadal and Djoker? He never retires from matches, and yet he it is suggested that he doesn't show respect because he's not playing DC. And yet when other players (such as Nadal)don't show up for DC rounds it's the same 'oh fair enough, they were just tired/injured, I hope they get better soon.' Now I don't have anything against Rafa as a player or a person. But the hypocrisy shown by some tennis fans and the media is astounding. It's like they have higher expectations of Roger and gleefully tear him down every time he does something that they could spin into something negative. I really feel for Roger, because if I was in his position and had to deal with all of this negativity in addition to trying to focus on my career and health I would probably lose it.

One thing I can say about the whole thing is it really reveals some people's true colours. They may have been exclaiming about how 'Roger is the GOAT' when he was number 1, but as soon as they find weaknesses they forget all about the incredible years he had as a player and his 13 GS, and show an embarrassing amount of disrespect to a great player and champion. Absolutely ignorant, dispicable, mean-spirited and shallow. I love hanging around this board though, because the true Roger fans would never spit on him for being human and not being physically infallable. :worship:

Sorry guys, just had to get that out after reading days and days worth of negativity, ignorant criticism, and bs from the media and GM. I hope Roger gets better soon, and I do think he is doing the right thing by taking more time out for himself, and not letting himself be pressured.

nobama
02-20-2009, 12:39 PM
Ugh...I get so sick of reading some of the things around here! So Roger pulls out of Dubai and DC because he has an injury, and no one believes him. And yet when Nadal pulls out of Dubai because of injury no one questions him and everyone wishes him well. Everyone blasts Roger for indirectly suggesting that his injury is responsible for his Aus Open loss (even though Roger himself has directly stated no such thing), and yet every time Nadal explains losses on tiredness and injury the response is 'oh *insert other player's name here* didn't really win fairly, because Rafa was tired/injured, poor Rafa I hope he gets better soon'.

Why should anyone doubt Roger's injury? Does he use the injury/tired excuse as much as Nadal and Djoker? He never retires from matches, and yet he it is suggested that he doesn't show respect because he's not playing DC. And yet when other players (such as Nadal)don't show up for DC rounds it's the same 'oh fair enough, they were just tired/injured, I hope they get better soon.' Now I don't have anything against Rafa as a player or a person. But the hypocrisy shown by some tennis fans and the media is astounding. It's like they have higher expectations of Roger and gleefully tear him down every time he does something that they could spin into something negative. I really feel for Roger, because if I was in his position and had to deal with all of this negativity in addition to trying to focus on my career and health I would probably lose it.

One thing I can say about the whole thing is it really reveals some people's true colours. They may have been exclaiming about how 'Roger is the GOAT' when he was number 1, but as soon as they find weaknesses they forget all about the incredible years he had as a player and his 13 GS, and show an embarrassing amount of disrespect to a great player and champion. Absolutely ignorant, dispicable, mean-spirited and shallow. I love hanging around this board though, because the true Roger fans would never spit on him for being human and not being physically infallable. :worship:

Sorry guys, just had to get that out after reading days and days worth of negativity, ignorant criticism, and bs from the media and GM. I hope Roger gets better soon, and I do think he is doing the right thing by taking more time out for himself, and not letting himself be pressured.Welcome to the board. Nice post. Agree with everything you just said. :)

nobama
02-20-2009, 12:40 PM
how convienthow predictable

FedFan_2007
02-20-2009, 07:43 PM
Screw the bandwagon fans!

punk_chick
02-21-2009, 06:13 AM
Ugh...I get so sick of reading some of the things around here! So Roger pulls out of Dubai and DC because he has an injury, and no one believes him. And yet when Nadal pulls out of Dubai because of injury no one questions him and everyone wishes him well. Everyone blasts Roger for indirectly suggesting that his injury is responsible for his Aus Open loss (even though Roger himself has directly stated no such thing), and yet every time Nadal explains losses on tiredness and injury the response is 'oh *insert other player's name here* didn't really win fairly, because Rafa was tired/injured, poor Rafa I hope he gets better soon'.

Why should anyone doubt Roger's injury? Does he use the injury/tired excuse as much as Nadal and Djoker? He never retires from matches, and yet he it is suggested that he doesn't show respect because he's not playing DC. And yet when other players (such as Nadal)don't show up for DC rounds it's the same 'oh fair enough, they were just tired/injured, I hope they get better soon.' Now I don't have anything against Rafa as a player or a person. But the hypocrisy shown by some tennis fans and the media is astounding. It's like they have higher expectations of Roger and gleefully tear him down every time he does something that they could spin into something negative. I really feel for Roger, because if I was in his position and had to deal with all of this negativity in addition to trying to focus on my career and health I would probably lose it.

One thing I can say about the whole thing is it really reveals some people's true colours. They may have been exclaiming about how 'Roger is the GOAT' when he was number 1, but as soon as they find weaknesses they forget all about the incredible years he had as a player and his 13 GS, and show an embarrassing amount of disrespect to a great player and champion. Absolutely ignorant, dispicable, mean-spirited and shallow. I love hanging around this board though, because the true Roger fans would never spit on him for being human and not being physically infallable. :worship:

Sorry guys, just had to get that out after reading days and days worth of negativity, ignorant criticism, and bs from the media and GM. I hope Roger gets better soon, and I do think he is doing the right thing by taking more time out for himself, and not letting himself be pressured.

what pokey88 said was absolutely B.E.A.UTIFUL!!! and well said!! guys if u all are really a true fan, u should carry him and respect him in the highest and the lowest. well he's 27 and it seems that he's so close yet so far to equaling and then breaking Sampras record. he's not like 3 or 4 years ago when he was so fresh and physically stronger. so from now on every GS final he enters and gets so close to winning, it hurts real bad cause it might be the last one. and about the back injury that some of u thinks he's FAKING IT... let me remind u all of his Shanghai 2008 tournament against Murray. no one can deny THAT! cause we all saw with our OWN EYES that he was suffering from a back injury. be he never quit!! he could though, be HE DIDN'T!!! he could use that injury for that loss and easily retire, but he DIDN'T. and said that the loss was not because of his injury problem, but because of his lack of practice. if he's a fake lair guy, then why should he say something like that?!!!
but then in Roland Garros 2008 in the second set I guess Federer was up 2-love and all of a sudden Nadal became injured. (thats funny!) then Federer of course because of his humanity and dignity didn't force Nadal to run so much. and then Nadal of course took advantage of Fed's simplicity and produced shots that made Federer run soooo much. then Rafa regained his game, then Fed's game and at the end of the second set there were BARELY even a sign of leg injury shown by Nadal. of course!! because he was winning. he didn't need that slyness. now U TELL ME?!!! who's really faking it?

Sunset of Age
02-22-2009, 11:15 AM
Wow, can't believe it that there are actually people around who think Roger is 'faking' his back injury!!! I guess they all missed his match at the TMC against Murray... and those who know just a little bit about these kind of injuries know that they are most often of the lingering kind. It's not a matter of 'two months rest, and BOOM!, injury-be-gone!'. :o

Besides that - this isn't the first time Roger has suffered back pains. Read René Stauffer's book on that, it's been an ongoing trouble throughout his career, even when he was a lot younger.

I don't believe Roger is the faking type but this current withdrawal is probably a result of a combination of issues he's probably facing with his tennis at the moment, and one of the main one's besides his back issue is bearing with his most difficult loss to date. Mentally he must be very drained and he needs a little breather to think over things and come up with a tackling plan. Hopefully that is the case whereby he arrives stronger and fitter than ever. ;)

I agree with you. Of course his back injury is genuine, but I can well imagine him needing a break because of the severe disappointment at the AO as well.
Fact is, the body and the mind aren't two entirely separate entities. Having to deal with a disappointment can well make a lingering injury appear to the surface again... sad-but-true. :shrug:
Whatever, I hope this break will do well to him, in both his physical and his mental state of being.

Everybody already knew that Nadal has his number and that Roger isn't very confident against Nadal.. And Roger is an emotional person, and while I wish he hadn't cried, to call him "pathetic" for being unable to control his feelings, for being who he always has been, isn't all that fair...

:yeah: An often overlooked fact. He might well be one of the most emotional and sensitive players on the entire tour. Only nitwits (media pundits) and haters (MTF GM) could be surprised at his floodgate of tears at the AO after such a terrible disappointment.

I agree.. While Roger might have considered other factors along with his back injury, to say that him wanting to make sure that his back is completely recovered is a lie isn't called for.. He's 27, he wants to be completely fit after a bad time last year, and is it completely inconceivable that he just wants to take precaution against risking further damage?

Well said. If he indeed wants to continue playing till he's 35 years of age (I hope he does, of course!), he'll have to be more careful with his bod right now than was the case in the past. So, whatever's the reason for this break, just his back problem or a combination of things, it's the wise thing for him to do.

pokey88
02-22-2009, 10:52 PM
Thank you Mellow Yellow and punk_chick. I'm glad that you agree with me. :)

Federerhingis
02-23-2009, 03:53 AM
Wow, can't believe it that there are actually people around who think Roger is 'faking' his back injury!!! I guess they all missed his match at the TMC against Murray... and those who know just a little bit about these kind of injuries know that they are most often of the lingering kind. It's not a matter of 'two months rest, and BOOM!, injury-be-gone!'. :o

Besides that - this isn't the first time Roger has suffered back pains. Read René Stauffer's book on that, it's been an ongoing trouble throughout his career, even when he was a lot younger.



I agree with you. Of course his back injury is genuine, but I can well imagine him needing a break because of the severe disappointment at the AO as well.
Fact is, the body and the mind aren't two entirely separate entities. Having to deal with a disappointment can well make a lingering injury appear to the surface again... sad-but-true. :shrug:
Whatever, I hope this break will do well to him, in both his physical and his mental state of being.


Yes the back problems are of the lingering kind and is one of the well known ailments in all of sports to be a spoiler. Especially in tennis the back can be put under a lot of stress, making it a common but reocurring ailment, like elbow tennis and shoulder problems. Hopefully this injury will be fully taken care of and he'l be fully recovered when he returns on court.