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rofe
04-09-2009, 05:11 PM
Good luck Roger.

I think he is going after points instead of taking a step back and sorting out his mental state. I support him anyway.

I hope I don't see a mental breakdown like Miami again.

Swiss Mountain
04-09-2009, 05:26 PM
He is not going! please :rolleyes:

MalwareDie
04-09-2009, 05:28 PM
I do not support this decision.

Sunset of Age
04-09-2009, 05:41 PM
I'm a bit 'torn in two' about this decision as well. Of course I'm happy to see him at least try and defend some points - but on the other hand... perhaps some rest?

Well I guess he and his team know what they are doing. And that 'rest' after the AO didn't actually help much either...

Dini
04-09-2009, 05:45 PM
I support this decision, I don't want him to be rusty. If he takes time out that is what is bound to happen. I don't care how deep he goes into the tournament, at least he can get some matches under his belt, adjust to the playing conditions and perhaps get some confidence back (until Rafa takes it all away again :rolleyes::mad:). Plus, he would want to stay at number 2 for as long as possible, so defending those points is vital in my opinion. I don't think he prefers number 3 or 4 in where he would have to meet Rafa in the semis. So all in all I think it is a good decision. Whatever happens Rog, through the thick and thin. Do your best :yeah:

rofe
04-09-2009, 06:02 PM
I'm a bit 'torn in two' about this decision as well. Of course I'm happy to see him at least try and defend some points - but on the other hand... perhaps some rest?

Well I guess he and his team know what they are doing. And that 'rest' after the AO didn't actually help much either...

Wasn't that for strengthening his back?

Or Levy
04-09-2009, 06:17 PM
Lets not forget one thing, he had a worse begining to the year last year (Semi, first round defeat, Quarter, Semi), now he did Final and two semis.

He went and got to the finals of every clay tournament he played except Rome.

I'm encouraged that he wants to go back out there, more rust and watching the other guys get points while he's losing his finalist points won't help him mentally at all.

Sunset of Age
04-09-2009, 06:22 PM
I support this decision, I don't want him to be rusty. If he takes time out that is what is bound to happen. I don't care how deep he goes into the tournament, at least he can get some matches under his belt, adjust to the playing conditions and perhaps get some confidence back (until Rafa takes it all away again :rolleyes::mad:). Plus, he would want to stay at number 2 for as long as possible, so defending those points is vital in my opinion. I don't think he prefers number 3 or 4 in where he would have to meet Rafa in the semis. So all in all I think it is a good decision. Whatever happens Rog, through the thick and thin. Do your best :yeah:

All good points, Nadine. :yeah:

Wasn't that for strengthening his back?

Some fans claim he had problems with his back after Miami as well. Personally I haven't taken those all too seriously - it sounded a bit too much like the old tard song of 'a fav player that loses is always tired and/or injured' - but those claims were there, again.
Of course, we don't know anything for sure. I get the feeling that Roger indeed realizes he may get rusty if he's out for another three weeks - and of course, his ranking points... he's still pretty aware of those I think.

And maybe there was more to his relief that 'the HC season was finally over...' than just his disappointment about losing to Djoko in Miami. :)

Whatever - hope he makes a good run here. If he manages to reach the final, I'll be very happy.

nobama
04-09-2009, 06:25 PM
I'm encouraged that he wants to go back out there, more rust and watching the other guys get points while he's losing his finalist points won't help him mentally at all.Yep. I'm surprised MC wasn't on his schedule to begin with. But maybe had he won AO or another big tournament he wouldn't be playing it. :shrug:

Sunset of Age
04-09-2009, 06:28 PM
Yep. I'm surprised MC wasn't on his schedule to begin with. But maybe had he won AO or another big tournament he wouldn't be playing it. :shrug:

I am quite certain that this has indeed been one of the reasons why he changed his mind about playing MC.

MrChopin
04-09-2009, 06:37 PM
In full support of this decision. He came into clay last year looking like junk. Managed a trophy and three finals, two of which showed clay-hope against Nadal. Then he won Halle and nearly won Wimbledon. Would anyone have predicted that after Miami's loss to Roddick (or the Fish loss in IW)?

It was also suggested that Fed skip USO '08 after the Karlovic Cincy and Blake Olympics losses.

SUKTUEN
04-09-2009, 06:43 PM
ALLEZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Roger!!!!!!!!!!

GOD Please Bless Roger have a happy week in Monte Carlo!!:worship::worship:

rofe
04-09-2009, 06:51 PM
In full support of this decision. He came into clay last year looking like junk. Managed a trophy and three finals, two of which showed clay-hope against Nadal. Then he won Halle and nearly won Wimbledon. Would anyone have predicted that after Miami's loss to Roddick (or the Fish loss in IW)?

It was also suggested that Fed skip USO '08 after the Karlovic Cincy and Blake Olympics losses.

He could rationalize his losses last year because he had mono and lost a lot of preparation time.

He has no such issues this year and he said so in the interview after his loss in Miami. It seems to me that he has no clue why he played so badly against Novak and without resolving that, he might get into another pressure match and break down once more.

With a month at his disposal, he could potentially seek out an experienced coach and use that person as a sounding board - maybe even turn his complete attention into the process of hiring a full time coach.

That, in my opinion, is better than playing at MC and hoping that his game magically clicks.

Obey.my.dreamz
04-09-2009, 07:07 PM
Wait the second,.. he plays in MC ? I heard he'll miss it

Sunset of Age
04-09-2009, 07:12 PM
Wait the second,.. he plays in MC ? I heard he'll miss it

He just accepted a WC. It's on his own site: http://www.rogerfederer.com/en/rogers/news/index.cfm

:D

Federerhingis
04-09-2009, 07:20 PM
I support this decision, I don't want him to be rusty. If he takes time out that is what is bound to happen. I don't care how deep he goes into the tournament, at least he can get some matches under his belt, adjust to the playing conditions and perhaps get some confidence back (until Rafa takes it all away again :rolleyes::mad:). Plus, he would want to stay at number 2 for as long as possible, so defending those points is vital in my opinion. I don't think he prefers number 3 or 4 in where he would have to meet Rafa in the semis. So all in all I think it is a good decision. Whatever happens Rog, through the thick and thin. Do your best :yeah:

In this sense I kind of have to agree with you. At least the clay is not as brutal on the joints and in general on the body. Hopefully he'l get a good two or three matches and get a really good feel for the clay courts. Monte carlo is the the closest to the conditions at Roland anyway. Hopefully this will only be a positive addition.

Howdy all. :bigwave:

MissMoJo
04-09-2009, 07:59 PM
..With a month at his disposal, he could potentially seek out an experienced coach and use that person as a sounding board - maybe even turn his complete attention into the process of hiring a full time coach.
I hope he's continuing the coach search behind the scenes(although how that would be kept out of the press, I don't know), but hearing that Luthi dropped his Fed cup duties to devote more time to Roger makes me think that it's not a priority right now. Which would be a shame because he needs somebody outside of his circle to help him deal with the burden this record chase has become.

I guess his back is fine then. Hopefully something positive comes out of playing this tournament.

Obey.my.dreamz
04-09-2009, 08:00 PM
!!!!!!!! Thanks ! now i know what to do next week,...^^ this is just awesome news!!!

holagirl56
04-09-2009, 08:21 PM
Personally, I support this decision. I think it's nice to see him determined to go out there and prove something, and try to regain his old form.

He could crash and burn, but I think the effort from him is nice.

Rita
04-09-2009, 08:43 PM
Alleeez

Federerhingis
04-09-2009, 09:04 PM
Personally, I support this decision. I think it's nice to see him determined to go out there and prove something, and try to regain his old form.

He could crash and burn, but I think the effort from him is nice.

Precisely it never hurts to try.

tennisfan444
04-09-2009, 09:06 PM
Yea!

Eden
04-09-2009, 10:05 PM
Interlaken :hug: posted the following on GM:

The Monte-Carlo website is bilingual but it’s not word for word translated from French into English. In the English version it simply reports that RF accepted a WC… but in the French version it says a WC was reserved for Roger Federer until the last moment.

This is what the tournament director wrote on the official homepage:

"Several months ago I announced that Roger had not planned to take part as he had modified his clay-court preparation. But, knowing his attachment to the tournament, we never lost hope that he would nevertheless be there this year; we have been proven right and are very proud,” announced tournament director Zeljko Franulovic.

Good decision from Roger to take part in the tournament :yeah:
I couldn't really understand why he skipped the tournament in his actual schedule. He had good matches there in the past.

Corey Feldman
04-10-2009, 12:22 AM
please win a match Roger

btw, is this event still a TMS?
and does he get a BYE into R32?

Sunset of Age
04-10-2009, 12:26 AM
please win a match Roger

btw, is this event still a TMS?
and does he get a BYE into R32?

He will be awarded his #2 seed there. Please, Mikey, you DO know better than *that*, do you?

rofe
04-10-2009, 01:46 AM
please win a match Roger

btw, is this event still a TMS?
and does he get a BYE into R32?

It awards 1000 points but is optional. Does that make it a masters series tournament? I don't know because I don't know whether it is the 1000 points or the mandatory nature of the tournament that makes it a TMS.

Yes, he does get a bye.

trickcy
04-10-2009, 04:11 AM
Do we have MC as TMS anymore? :scratch: or is it just the 1000 series/ 500 series?
It's weird if MC is a TMS, carries 1000 points but is no longer mandatory..

MalwareDie
04-10-2009, 05:04 AM
I just ventured into the Nalbandian forum and found out that Nalby has a hip injury that will last eight months. It doesn't specify when he acquired the injury, but it seems like we won't see a nice Roger-Nalby match for a while unless Nalbandian gets ridiculously easy draws.

trickcy
04-10-2009, 05:41 AM
:( I hope Nalby will recover soon. I like his game and I like Roger-Nalby match ups.

Daniel
04-10-2009, 06:58 AM
Hopefully Roger can win this tournament :bounce:


Allez Roger :kiss: :dance:

oneandonlyhsn
04-10-2009, 07:47 AM
I am torn about this decision. On one hand its good for Roger to play and try to resolve his problems on the field, and on the other I think he needs to take a break and sort out his issues.


Oh well I guess the best way for him to sort out is issues would be on court. I just wish he would get a coach with a fresh perspective.

Or Levy
04-10-2009, 08:00 AM
I don't think Roger's issues are the kind of issues you can deal with off court. I mean, sticking a little rafa/Murray/Djoko/Simon wooodoo dolls with little pins won't help him when he's 15:40 down, serving at 3:4 in the second set.

Mrs. B
04-10-2009, 08:00 AM
his decision.

Bon chance, Rodgeur!!! :bounce:

oneandonlyhsn
04-10-2009, 08:13 AM
I don't think Roger's issues are the kind of issues you can deal with off court. I mean, sticking a little rafa/Murray/Djoko/Simon wooodoo dolls with little pins won't help him when he's 15:40 down, serving at 3:4 in the second set.

I agree, and i so badly want him to get a big Win but I am worried about what it would do for his confidence if he loses another match especially playing like he did in Miami against Novak :sad:

However it would have been so much easier for him to have skipped the clay season citing any reason and gone on to play grass. His detractors would have been out in full force saying he is not gutsy, he is a quitter blah blah blah, this proves he sure isnt a quitter and I am so proud of that :worship:

lunahielo
04-10-2009, 09:07 AM
his decision.

Bon chance, Rodgeur!!! :bounce:


I agree! After all he is the one that has to sweat his heart out on the court~~& he is the professional

I'm sure he gets plenty of advice.
In the long run, he is the one to make the decision.

bonne chance. :)

Hi, Mrs. B :wavey:.

Or Levy
04-10-2009, 09:32 AM
Lets not forget that unlike HC, Novak and Murray aren't that great on clay, and Roger has much more experience on that surface.

If he's playing like he did in the Semis, he'll lose in the third round, not just against Djoko (who did nothing in that semis other than watching Roger miss) but I suspect he won't.

Obey.my.dreamz
04-10-2009, 09:39 AM
U dont have to win this tour, just play beautiful tennis and be COOL!!!

nobama
04-10-2009, 10:54 AM
There's no guarantee if Roger skipped the clay season or took a few weeks off prior to RG that he'd be able to go into RG and Wimbledon and perform like he has in the past. And all the talk would be about why Roger's on the sidelines while everyone else is playing.

Obey.my.dreamz
04-10-2009, 11:21 AM
Good Luck Mr.tennis!

SUKTUEN
04-10-2009, 11:34 AM
when will he play? Tue?

xohxmyx
04-10-2009, 01:14 PM
Well a new tournament a new hope i guess...really we can only wait and see if this decision turns out to be a good one or just another chance for people to run those terrible "the beginning of the end" type collums in the sports section:rolleyes:

anyway i say yay:bigclap: and good luck to him!!:D

Mrs. B
04-10-2009, 01:24 PM
I agree! After all he is the one that has to sweat his heart out on the court~~& he is the professional

I'm sure he gets plenty of advice.
In the long run, he is the one to make the decision.

bonne chance. :)

Hi, Mrs. B :wavey:.

Luna! :wavey:

let's hope Roger does well in Monaco. :cool:

biological
04-10-2009, 03:00 PM
ALLEZ ROGER!

good luck :hug:

neenah
04-10-2009, 03:13 PM
My feelings are: even if he loses confidence after another loss, there seems to be no way for him to gain any confidence not playing. He would come back less fresh and a step behind those who already had played a clay-court tournament. I think that if Roger wants to restore aspects of his game he has to be out there on the court winning matches. :)

Allez :rocker2:

Corey Feldman
04-10-2009, 03:17 PM
He will be awarded his #2 seed there. Please, Mikey, you DO know better than *that*, do you?of course i do :ras: what i meant is i forgot which TMS you need to play 6 matches , remember all the seeds dont always get a BYE in R64

but maybe thats Rome

mangoes
04-10-2009, 06:15 PM
Best of luck to Roger in MC.

I really hope Roger is able to secure the services of a full time coach.

With Roger taking a WC........Will he still be seeded no. 2??

Hello to everyone:wavey:

Rita
04-10-2009, 06:20 PM
Yeah Rog will still be seeded no.2

Another RogFan
04-10-2009, 06:25 PM
My feelings are: even if he loses confidence after another loss, there seems to be no way for him to gain any confidence not playing. He would come back less fresh and a step behind those who already had played a clay-court tournament. I think that if Roger wants to restore aspects of his game he has to be out there on the court winning matches. :)

Allez :rocker2:

Finally some fresh air. What's wrong? Afraid of challenges. Come on people: I'll quote it again:
there seems to be no way for him to gain any confidence not playing.

More than clear.

Mint Chip
04-10-2009, 09:28 PM
Rock on Fedexpress :rocker2: Try to win the final now

MrChopin
04-10-2009, 09:53 PM
He could rationalize his losses last year because he had mono and lost a lot of preparation time.

He has no such issues this year and he said so in the interview after his loss in Miami. It seems to me that he has no clue why he played so badly against Novak and without resolving that, he might get into another pressure match and break down once more.

With a month at his disposal, he could potentially seek out an experienced coach and use that person as a sounding board - maybe even turn his complete attention into the process of hiring a full time coach.

That, in my opinion, is better than playing at MC and hoping that his game magically clicks.

It's easy to speculate what needs to be done, how much a "sound-board" coach will help and such, but I don't think there is any concrete reason for going this way. How much did Fed rationalize away his losses via mono, and how much did this actually help him retain confidence? I don't think that anyone can accurately say.

The same thing that has happened with Murray, Nadal, and Djokovic in '09 was happening to him post-Wimbledon last year with the Simon loss: a complete meltdown after a dominating open set(s), and against Blake he looked slow. What got him back into "form": winning. First Olympic doubles, then squeaking through at the USO. Come Basel, he was looking very sharp, '07 sharp, even his movement. Had his back held up, I think he would have stabilized back to USO/late '07 form, which was a great place for him to be at 27-28 with 13 slams.

While getting a coach, taking time off... it may all help him, '08 indicates that playing and then winning will also get him there as well. Clay '08 indicates that he can get his game back, at least onto two feet. And one can go the other way with your "sit-out/retool solution": if he takes a month off, comes back for grass and loses to Murray or Rafa at Wimbledon, that would be a huge blow, larger than any he has suffered since Wimbledon '08, arguably even larger.

Finally, in terms of rationalization and perhaps in tune with what Roger said ("thank goodness for clay"), there is nothing for him to lose here. Rafa is the clear favorite and Murray is the current in-form player, so Roger can relax and play his way back into form, winning or losing without a ton of pressure and at least stopping the bleeding in his game with some consistency.

Mechlan
04-10-2009, 10:54 PM
Federer used to take months off at a time and come back playing strong. I'm not so sure he can do that anymore. He needs matches for rhythm and more than anything needs to win for confidence and be able to play his best in the important moments. Expectations are pretty low, and he hasn't played as badly this year as early last year - at least he's winning most of the early round matches without too much trouble.

He really can't do worse than he is right now against the top 4. I think he's had fairly decent preparation this year, during the winter and before the hardcourt masters. He needs to play now.

nobama
04-10-2009, 11:52 PM
Who exactly is this coach that Roger would retain within the next month or so? I mean is there a list of coaches out there waiting for Roger's call? If so, why didn't he take care of that after AO? :confused:

crude oil
04-11-2009, 12:00 AM
federer needs matches. he needs to find rhythm etc.

as long as federer is there mentally, he will play well on clay again this year. last year he had one truly bad match but otherwise he played OK.

believe it or not, federer should have the upperhand on paper against murray etc. only nadal is the MAJOR problem.

rofe
04-11-2009, 12:17 AM
It's easy to speculate what needs to be done, how much a "sound-board" coach will help and such, but I don't think there is any concrete reason for going this way. How much did Fed rationalize away his losses via mono, and how much did this actually help him retain confidence? I don't think that anyone can accurately say.

The same thing that has happened with Murray, Nadal, and Djokovic in '09 was happening to him post-Wimbledon last year with the Simon loss: a complete meltdown after a dominating open set(s), and against Blake he looked slow. What got him back into "form": winning. First Olympic doubles, then squeaking through at the USO. Come Basel, he was looking very sharp, '07 sharp, even his movement. Had his back held up, I think he would have stabilized back to USO/late '07 form, which was a great place for him to be at 27-28 with 13 slams.

While getting a coach, taking time off... it may all help him, '08 indicates that playing and then winning will also get him there as well. Clay '08 indicates that he can get his game back, at least onto two feet. And one can go the other way with your "sit-out/retool solution": if he takes a month off, comes back for grass and loses to Murray or Rafa at Wimbledon, that would be a huge blow, larger than any he has suffered since Wimbledon '08, arguably even larger.

Finally, in terms of rationalization and perhaps in tune with what Roger said ("thank goodness for clay"), there is nothing for him to lose here. Rafa is the clear favorite and Murray is the current in-form player, so Roger can relax and play his way back into form, winning or losing without a ton of pressure and at least stopping the bleeding in his game with some consistency.

I think what you are saying that there is no guarantee that his meltdown can't happen in Rome so why waste away points and be in a lose-lose situation. That is obvious but the idea is to minimize the chances of that happening.

His interview was a shock to me in two ways. He acknowledged that he wasn't sure why he was had a meltdown (something he has never done) and his words were that he was glad HC season was over (considering that most of his titles are on HC, that was a very strange thing to say). This indicated that he needs time to think through his game a bit.

He was originally scheduled to skip MC so why did he suddenly decide to participate? It is not hard to guess that he was rushed into it because he sees a real chance to drop down to #3 or #4. At this point, I don't think he should care about his ranking but care more about his game and the adjustments he needs to make to counter not just Nadal but Murray and Djokovic.

prima donna
04-11-2009, 01:46 AM
Not a surprise. The same paranoid, knee-jerk reactions coming from the very people who didn't think Roger had a serious shot at winning the USO.

nobama
04-11-2009, 02:34 AM
Roger can't hide. Unless his back is really bothering him what good is staying away for another couple weeks? I'd be one thing if the partnership with Cahill had worked out and they were spending time together. But as far as we know Roger's not working with anyone new so if not playing MC what would he be doing? Practicing in Dubai with some junior or low ranked ATP player?

mangoes
04-11-2009, 03:09 AM
We just have to wait and see what happens in MC. The meltdown Roger had in Miami does suggest that he needs to figure out/process what is currently happening to his game. I do think he should try and seek the assistance of a full time coach..........but, easier said than done.

Sapeod
04-11-2009, 03:48 AM
The draw for MC will be out shortly. Hopefully Fed will get some decent seeds in the latter rounds. I hope hae has a good clay season. I just can't handle watching such a great player be so frustrated and down. I hope he reaches the final.

Spirit_fire
04-11-2009, 05:12 AM
When does the draw come out??

Come on Roger :kiss: Just try and get some confidence back...

Sapeod
04-11-2009, 05:17 AM
When does the draw come out??

Come on Roger :kiss: Just try and get some confidence back...
It's not out yet, but it should be out today sometime. I'll post it up when it's released :wavey:

Spirit_fire
04-11-2009, 05:34 AM
It's not out yet, but it should be out today sometime. I'll post it up when it's released :wavey:

Okay thanks. :)

Sapeod
04-11-2009, 05:39 AM
Okay thanks. :)
No problem :hatoff:

Sapeod
04-11-2009, 11:18 AM
DRAW IS OUT!!!!!!

http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/1/posting/2009/410/mds.pdf

Federer faces Melzer or Seppi first, then could face Wawrinka :cool: Com'n Fed. Easy going in first 3 rounds :D

Dini
04-11-2009, 11:20 AM
DRAW IS OUT!!!!!!

http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/1/posting/2009/410/mds.pdf

Federer faces Melzer or Seppi first, then could face Wawrinka :cool: Com'n Fed. Easy going in first 3 rounds :D

Oh dear not Seppi again :banghead: And Stani is very good on clay :eek: he has won all his titles on that surface :bolt:

C'mon Feddie :armed:

nobama
04-11-2009, 11:27 AM
Oh dear not Seppi again :banghead: And Stani is very good on clay :eek: he has won all his titles on that surface :bolt:

C'mon Feddie :armed:Roger's won a few titles on clay himself you know. Have some faith. :)

Sapeod
04-11-2009, 11:28 AM
Oh dear not Seppi again :banghead: And Stani is very good on clay :eek: he has won all his titles on that surface :bolt:

C'mon Feddie :armed:
Roger will have an easy time with Seppi :cool: It's Wawrinka that's the formidable obsticle here :scared: But I'm optimistic that Feddie will beat them both comfortably. After that it's either Simon/ Kiefer/ Chardy/ Robredo :unsure: Difficult to tell which one of them will meet him. I'll go with Kiefer :cool:

nobama
04-11-2009, 11:29 AM
Am I reading the draw right - Hewitt and Safin play each other R1?

nobama
04-11-2009, 11:30 AM
Roger will have an easy time with Seppi :cool: It's Wawrinka that's the formidable obsticle here :scared: But I'm optimistic that Feddie will beat them both comfortably. After that it's either Simon/ Kiefer/ Chardy/ Robredo :unsure: Difficult to tell which one of them will meet him. I'll go with Kiefer :cool:Knowing Stan he probably won't get that far.

Dini
04-11-2009, 11:32 AM
Roger's won a few titles on clay himself you know. Have some faith. :)

Oh I have tons of faith :D Just saying that Stani's best surface is clay and he could be a threat.

RFederer90
04-11-2009, 11:35 AM
Am I reading the draw right - Hewitt and Safin play each other R1?

U are right!!! :D

Eden
04-11-2009, 11:51 AM
However it would have been so much easier for him to have skipped the clay season citing any reason and gone on to play grass.

I don't think it would have been a good decision to skip the clay season. He would lose a huge amount of points and beside this he has shown in the last years that he can play well on clay. Don't forget he had surprising losses in Indian Wells and Miami in the years 2007 and 2008 and played good tournaments on clay then afterwards.

Some tricky opponents in Roger's draw, who had good results on clay. But we should take match by match, just as Roger will do :)

Rita
04-11-2009, 12:11 PM
Good draw allez !!!

Sapeod
04-11-2009, 12:11 PM
Lot's of interesting matches in the 1st round :) Safin vs. Hewitt :lol:

jtipson
04-11-2009, 01:17 PM
Hewitt's still playing in Houston, and may be there until Sunday night so won't get there until late Monday. I doubt he'll turn round and beat Safin in Monte Carlo on Tuesday.

Sapeod
04-11-2009, 01:29 PM
Any of you watching it on Sky Sports on Monday? :) I am :D Don't know who I'll be watching :scratch: 1st rounds anyway.

Dini
04-11-2009, 01:31 PM
Any of you watching it on Sky Sports on Monday? :) I am :D Don't know who I'll be watching :scratch: 1st rounds anyway.

I don't have sky sports :sobbing:

I think I'll be watching the Hewitt vs Safin match on some crappy stream :rolleyes:

Sapeod
04-11-2009, 01:42 PM
I don't have sky sports :sobbing:

I think I'll be watching the Hewitt vs Safin match on some crappy stream :rolleyes:
:hug: I watched IW and Miami on Sky Sports for 2 weeks straight. MC starts at 9.30A.M on Monday so I'll only be able to see it on Monday since I'm going back to school on Tuesday :o

SUKTUEN
04-11-2009, 02:33 PM
the draw is not too bad!!

anon57
04-11-2009, 03:19 PM
Draw is not too bad, kinda tricky but not impossible to get a decent result. Good luck Roger:rocker2:

rofe
04-11-2009, 03:31 PM
He could be booted out by Igor.

timafi
04-11-2009, 03:47 PM
allez Roger un match a la fois:yeah:

trickcy
04-11-2009, 05:08 PM
Hopp Roger :bounce:

Corey Feldman
04-11-2009, 09:24 PM
do you think we will get any pictures from the wedding?

hope marriage makes old Fed come back again, you know, the one that can keep a FH inside the court

maybe he had that on his mind during those HC events

Dini
04-11-2009, 09:28 PM
do you think we will get any pictures from the wedding?

hope marriage makes old Fed come back again, you know, the one that can keep a FH inside the court

maybe he had that on his mind during those HC events

He can keep a FH inside the court what are you talking about? Just not that many :p

What I really respect though is that he is playing instead of honeymooning, which really just confirms his passion and desire.

rofe
04-11-2009, 09:57 PM
I am happy for him and Mirka of course but I wonder if he got any chance to practice on clay much.

nobama
04-11-2009, 10:26 PM
From what was posted on Roger's website it was a smallish wedding with family and close friends in attendance. I can't imagine that stopped him from getting some practice in prior to MC.

Obey.my.dreamz
04-11-2009, 10:30 PM
draw?

Dini
04-11-2009, 10:58 PM
Hopp Rogi :rocker2:

Corey Feldman
04-11-2009, 11:27 PM
i have this image of Fed practising in the morning, getting a shower.. puting on his wedding suit to go get married then dropping Mirka home and going back for another practise session :p

Dini
04-12-2009, 12:21 AM
i have this image of Fed practising in the morning, getting a shower.. puting on his wedding suit to go get married then dropping Mirka home and going back for another practise session :p

:haha::haha::haha:

I bet that's how it is actually :unsure:

nobama
04-12-2009, 02:04 AM
But I thought Roger was a lazy bastard. Wouldn't he be scarfing down wedding cake instead? :p

Sunset of Age
04-12-2009, 02:18 AM
From what was posted on Roger's website it was a smallish wedding with family and close friends in attendance. I can't imagine that stopped him from getting some practice in prior to MC.

I, once again, am surprised to read that so many people seem to be so surprised about this. He's a well-educated European, and well... might sound funny to some of you, but we European folks don't make much of a fuss about marriages, etc.

In my humble opinion, someone who's been faithfull to his/her partner for so many years is already marriaged, whatever some silly religiously-inspired folks think about that. :ras:

CONGRATULATIONS, ROGER & MIRKA!!!! :D :D :D

Sapeod
04-12-2009, 05:45 AM
draw?
I posted it on page 2. But here it is again

http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/1/posting/2009/410/mds.pdf

SUKTUEN
04-12-2009, 06:06 AM
ALLEZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!

Mirka's husband Roger!!!!!!!!!!:bounce::bounce::bounce:

crude oil
04-13-2009, 02:54 AM
yesterday i watched the 2006 MC final rerun on TTC. before the match all i remember was federer hitting massess of errors and being helpless.

when i watched the match again i was surprised to see how well federer volleyed, how nadal couldnt handle federer's fh and that fed's bh while sometime a liability held up decently. federer also fought really well and showed a lot of belief in key moments by being very gutsy on important points. he just missed a few key shots in important moments.

rofe
04-13-2009, 03:46 AM
yesterday i watched the 2006 MC final rerun on TTC. before the match all i remember was federer hitting massess of errors and being helpless.

when i watched the match again i was surprised to see how well federer volleyed, how nadal couldnt handle federer's fh and that fed's bh while sometime a liability held up decently. federer also fought really well and showed a lot of belief in key moments by being very gutsy on important points. he just missed a few key shots in important moments.

You should watch MC 2008. I just saw it yesterday. He was playing really well and was leading Nadal in both sets but Nadal as always played the bigger points well and snatched victory from the jaws of defeat. The problem for Fed on clay against Nadal is that Nadal is so confident on this surface that pretty much everything has to click for Fed even when he is 4-0 ahead in a set to keep the momentum going or else Nadal will snatch the advantage back.

crude oil
04-13-2009, 03:54 AM
You should watch MC 2008. I just saw it yesterday. He was playing really well and was leading Nadal in both sets but Nadal as always played the bigger points well and snatched victory from the jaws of defeat. The problem for Fed on clay against Nadal is that Nadal is so confident on this surface that pretty much everything has to click for Fed even when he is 4-0 ahead in a set to keep the momentum going or else Nadal will snatch the advantage back.

ive seen all the matches and i do remember 2008 quite well.

the thing that sticks to me is that back in 2006, federer seemed to play each point independent of the one before and wasn't choking huge leads like in 2008 MC. yes he did mess up the 4th set TB in 2006 but i loved his aggressive tactics and he used the short slice bh so well against nadal in 2006...i wonder where it disappeared!

federer in 2006 seemed to go for the right shots, he just missed them and his fh had this spin which the 08 fh seemed to be missing. you could see nadal basically have to contort his whole body to respond to roger's fh in 2006.

the problem is that when things get tight, roger doesnt have a go-to strategy against nadal. so he gets really impatient and makes errors. nadal gives him so little room for error.

i really thing roger needs to change some of his thinking especially with his serve...take a little off and slice the ball wide consistently and construct points using his fh. he sometimes tries to bail himself out by hitting big serves but on clay his % goes down because he goes for too much.

NYCtennisfan
04-13-2009, 05:28 AM
You should watch MC 2008. I just saw it yesterday. He was playing really well and was leading Nadal in both sets but Nadal as always played the bigger points well and snatched victory from the jaws of defeat. The problem for Fed on clay against Nadal is that Nadal is so confident on this surface that pretty much everything has to click for Fed even when he is 4-0 ahead in a set to keep the momentum going or else Nadal will snatch the advantage back.

All people remember is the debacle at RG, but it's amazing to think that Federer was clearly in a winning position in 4 consecutive sets on clay against Nadal. Both sets in MC and the first two sets in Hamburg. There were times where his FH was dominating play as if the surface was hard or grass.

oneandonlyhsn
04-13-2009, 07:59 AM
All people remember is the debacle at RG, but it's amazing to think that Federer was clearly in a winning position in 4 consecutive sets on clay against Nadal. Both sets in MC and the first two sets in Hamburg. There were times where his FH was dominating play as if the surface was hard or grass.

Back in the day when i used to watch rafa play i never felt that he gave the unbeatable aura. Look at his match against mathieu, or davydenko. However what makes rafa incredibly difficult to play against esp on clay is his uncanny ability to come back even at the brink of defeat. Anyone remember the final he played against coria, cant recall whether it was MC or Rome. Coria was in a winning position the entire match but rafa always finds a way to win. Whats crazy this year is that rafa has tweaked his game a lot to play on HC will this affect his performance on clay or will this make him even more unbeatable with confidence from winning a HC slam.

nobama
04-13-2009, 09:02 AM
I, once again, am surprised to read that so many people seem to be so surprised about this. He's a well-educated European, and well... might sound funny to some of you, but we European folks don't make much of a fuss about marriages, etc.

In my humble opinion, someone who's been faithfull to his/her partner for so many years is already marriaged, whatever some silly religiously-inspired folks think about that. :ras:

CONGRATULATIONS, ROGER & MIRKA!!!! :D :D :DHmm....I don't know what the size of the event has to do with anything. I mean if Roger (or Mirka) didn't care much about marriage they wouldn't have gotten married. I doubt anyone was forcing them to do so. Anyway one of the players in Monte Carlo said Roger texted them and said it was the 'best day of his life'. I get the feeling some of Roger's fans aren't too fussed about it and assume he isn't either. ;)

Dini
04-13-2009, 11:17 AM
It looks like Roger will be facing Seppi for the 3rd time this year already :smash:

kissakiss
04-13-2009, 04:48 PM
MONTE CARLO, MONACO - APRIL 13: Roger Federer of Switzerland practicing during day one of the ATP Masters Series at the Monte Carlo Country Club on April 13, 2009 in Monte Carlo,Monaco.


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Sunset of Age
04-13-2009, 04:49 PM
Hmm....I don't know what the size of the event has to do with anything. I mean if Roger (or Mirka) didn't care much about marriage they wouldn't have gotten married. I doubt anyone was forcing them to do so. Anyway one of the players in Monte Carlo said Roger texted them and said it was the 'best day of his life'. I get the feeling some of Roger's fans aren't too fussed about it and assume he isn't either. ;)

Hey, I never said it wasn't important to HIM (or rather, THEM) ;) - might have been that in the back of my head, the usual hata's agrument 'he doesn't care anymore' was playing a role when I wrote what I did. Which is nonsense of course. He wouldn't have bothered to play MC if that were the case. :D

It looks like Roger will be facing Seppi for the 3rd time this year already :smash:

Yeah... well he didn't give Roger any problems earlier, so let's just hope for the best. Okay, okay... I know... this is clay, and things might just be a little more difficult for him this time. But well, Roger himself isn't that a bad player on clay either. :D

kissakiss
04-13-2009, 04:51 PM
MONTE CARLO, MONACO - APRIL 13: Roger Federer (2nd right) of Switzerland shakes hands with Mikhail Youzhny (3rd right) of Russia as he arrives for a practise session during day one of the ATP Masters Series at the Monte Carlo Country Club on April 13, 2009 in Monte Carlo,Monaco. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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Obey.my.dreamz
04-13-2009, 05:02 PM
i like youzhny. ^^ btw glad to see rog step on clay ;)

SUKTUEN
04-13-2009, 05:04 PM
ALEZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Roger!!!

trickcy
04-13-2009, 05:10 PM
Thanks kissakiss :)
:D Nice to see Roger :D

kissakiss
04-13-2009, 05:11 PM
Roger Federer of Switzerland arrives for a training session in the Monte Carlo Tennis Open tournament in Monaco, Monday, April 13 , 2009.

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Corina2605
04-13-2009, 05:17 PM
Thanks for the pics... so is he wearing the wedding ring? :)

SUKTUEN
04-13-2009, 05:21 PM
Thanks for the pics... so is he wearing the wedding ring? :)

I don't think so, no ring on his right hand:p

Corina2605
04-13-2009, 05:27 PM
It looks cold in Monte Carlo!

Yes maybe he is wearing the ring around his neck :)

nobama
04-13-2009, 05:56 PM
Er, don't you wear a wedding ring on your left hand?

Harmless
04-13-2009, 06:47 PM
Thanks for all the photos, kissakiss. :hug:

I am so(repeat many times) happy that Roger's playing MC. It's my favourite tournament and I just love seeing him there.
It'll be great to see Roger playing on the dirt again, unlike many of you, I actually like it. :D

I have very positive feelings about this year's clay season, and I hope the changes in Roger's life have helped to make him gather the strength and go past the (minor:D) disappointments of previous seasons.

Let's hope for a Federer final, where he can finally break the curse of the woo-hoo right where it started, in vintage JesusFed mode. :rocker2:

soraya
04-13-2009, 07:52 PM
MONTE CARLO, MONACO - APRIL 13: Roger Federer (2nd right) of Switzerland shakes hands with Mikhail Youzhny (3rd right) of Russia as he arrives for a practise session during day one of the ATP Masters Series at the Monte Carlo Country Club on April 13, 2009 in Monte Carlo,Monaco. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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Looks like, "Congratulations man". Thanks for the pics, it is good to see him in good spirit.

lunahielo
04-13-2009, 10:28 PM
Er, don't you wear a wedding ring on your left hand?

:lol: :lol: I did :) (This has given me my laugh of the day)

When does Roger play his first match in Monte Carlo?!

rofe
04-13-2009, 10:48 PM
Doesn't the lower half play tomorrow? I guess Roger must have requested a Wednesday start.

nobama
04-13-2009, 10:58 PM
Doesn't the lower half play tomorrow? I guess Roger must have requested a Wednesday start.I heard Murray is playing tomorrow.

rofe
04-13-2009, 11:24 PM
I heard Murray is playing tomorrow.

Hmmm, I just checked it again and I must have missed that. I guess they are not following that routine.

Corey Feldman
04-13-2009, 11:35 PM
Roger is smiling too much

good for him and his life - bad for his tennis IMO

he's too relaxed to come back and be the player he was in the past

Dini
04-13-2009, 11:50 PM
Roger is smiling too much

good for him and his life - bad for his tennis IMO

he's too relaxed to come back and be the player he was in the past

:rolls: What do you expect him to be? Grumpy? I mean that's rude to the people that are congratulating him.

He won't be the player he was in the past consistently, I think we already figured that out in 08. So, let's just take this match by match and see where he ends up.

Corey Feldman
04-13-2009, 11:51 PM
he should be intense looking, worried about the player he has become

dont blame me or be shocked when he's in tears after another loss in the next few days

Dini
04-13-2009, 11:55 PM
he should be intense looking, worried about the player he has become

dont blame me or be shocked when he's in tears after another loss in the next few days

I thought he looked intense in the action shot pics :scratch:

I won't blame you though don't worry ;)

The only time he cried after a loss that I can remember was at the AO- you're making it sound like he does it in every match he loses :p

rofe
04-13-2009, 11:56 PM
Roger is smiling too much

good for him and his life - bad for his tennis IMO

he's too relaxed to come back and be the player he was in the past

:rolls:

The "grumpy in practice shows his true form" days are gone. Accept it and move on.

Spirit_fire
04-14-2009, 01:28 AM
And it's not like Roger only cries when he loses...he cries when he wins too :)

He's still the same guy who cried when he embraced Rod Laver after winning the AO. He's just an emotional person and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Sunset of Age
04-14-2009, 03:05 AM
And it's not like Roger only cries when he loses...he cries when he wins too :)

He's still the same guy who cried when he embraced Rod Laver after winning the AO. He's just an emotional person and I wouldn't have it any other way.

:yeah: :yeah: :yeah:

And it happens to be one of the MAJOR reasons why I love Roger!
Cry when you win, cry when you lose, dear, :worship:.

trickcy
04-14-2009, 06:24 AM
And it's not like Roger only cries when he loses...he cries when he wins too :)

He's still the same guy who cried when he embraced Rod Laver after winning the AO. He's just an emotional person and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Exactly :yeah: He cried in Wimby 03,04,05,07 AO 06 :shrug: It's not like he cries only because he loses..
Fed vs Seppi.. They've played thrice this year already, haven't they? Hopp Roger :bounce:

Eden
04-14-2009, 09:13 AM
do you think we will get any pictures from the wedding?


I don't think so Mikey as it was a private ceremony. Maybe only one picture which will be posted on RF.com's main page when Roger and Mirka agree to publish it there.

All people remember is the debacle at RG, but it's amazing to think that Federer was clearly in a winning position in 4 consecutive sets on clay against Nadal. Both sets in MC and the first two sets in Hamburg. There were times where his FH was dominating play as if the surface was hard or grass.

I'm also always surprised that people seem to forget how close a few of the matches between Roger and Rafa have been on clay, not just in the two encounters you mentioned. It's frustrating that Roger can't close out those sets.

Back in the day when i used to watch rafa play i never felt that he gave the unbeatable aura. Look at his match against mathieu, or davydenko. However what makes rafa incredibly difficult to play against esp on clay is his uncanny ability to come back even at the brink of defeat. Anyone remember the final he played against coria, cant recall whether it was MC or Rome. Coria was in a winning position the entire match but rafa always finds a way to win. Whats crazy this year is that rafa has tweaked his game a lot to play on HC will this affect his performance on clay or will this make him even more unbeatable with confidence from winning a HC slam.

How more dominant on a surface can you be as Rafa is on clay? There might be players who are able to challenge him in a best of 3 match, but I don't see anyone out there this year again who can beat him over 5 sets - and let's not forget Roland Garros is the tournament which matters. His record on clay in a best of 5 match speaks for itself. The thought how his improvement on other surfaces could affect his game on clay is quite frightening.

Thanks for the pics... so is he wearing the wedding ring? :)

It would only be hindering when he is going to practice or play a match

Er, don't you wear a wedding ring on your left hand?

Here in Germany you wear it mostly on the right hand.


I am so(repeat many times) happy that Roger's playing MC. It'll be great to see Roger playing on the dirt again, unlike many of you, I actually like it. :D

:yeah:


I have very positive feelings about this year's clay season, and I hope the changes in Roger's life have helped to make him gather the strength and go past the (minor:D) disappointments of previous seasons.


Let's hope so, by goodness :)

Corey Feldman
04-14-2009, 09:14 AM
Doris, tricky :kiss:

Gl Roger, whenever you start! (thought it was today)

Daniel
04-14-2009, 11:09 AM
Good luck wonderful Roger :kiss: :D

trickcy
04-14-2009, 11:37 AM
Hi Mikey :hug:
Muzza is playing today, isn't he?
Roger plays on Wednesday, I think :)

nobama
04-14-2009, 03:57 PM
Roger's MC press conference....translated by member Rossanuccia (http://www.rogerfederer.com/en/userinfo.cfm?uID=f422a332-ee61-4225-b20c-4da3326dd56f) on rf.com

ROGER FEDERER

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. Could you talk about your decision to play this event and what was the thinking?
ROGER FEDERER: Well, it was always an option for me, you know, since a long time. Finally it's a tournament where, one of the Masters, you don't get entered automatically, so it gives me an opportunity. I always wanted to keep it open in case I got married or something, and see how I felt and stuff. I felt like it was the right thing to do, so I'm happy to be here.

Q. How is getting married and playing here connected? Forgive me. Is it sort of a honeymoon option?
ROGER FEDERER: Well, yeah, I mean, of course I spoke to Mirka. She was completely relaxed about whatever decision I took, you know. I feel like I've been on a honeymoon, you know, for the last years, so I don't feel necessarily I need to go somewhere, to a special place, to celebrate with her. We've had a lot of nice moments over all those years. We don't feel like we need it necessarily.
And I wouldn't miss, you know, being with you guys (smiling). It's nice to be here with you guys.

Q. Is this a new start, after what you said when you left Miami, a new beginning?
ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, well, it's the clay season, you know, starts here. I've had good results the last few years here. It's always exciting to change up your game a little bit and have a different mindset on how the points are being played.
I was the second best clay courter for a long time now. Of course, I hope I can win the big one, you know, the French Open, down the road. That's what the focus is here.
But here it's more about getting into the groove, you know, and hopefully winning some matches and playing well.

Q. Were the results in the U.S. Indian Wells and Miami any factor in you deciding to play here?
ROGER FEDERER: Well, I could have played, what, two more matches. So it's not a big, big change. So, no, not really.
I mean, I think the year has been better than last year. You know, I played the finals in Australia, the semis in both the Masters Series. I've been playing okay. I've been playing good, good results. But definitely not playing my best, you know, in the semis of both Masters Series.
Actually, leaves me with hoping that, you know, if my game comes together, you know, the clay court season, I'll have a good chance of going much further than just playing semis.

Q. Can you describe your moment in tennis and as a human being? How can you describe this moment? Is it unique as a human being and not fantastic like a tennis player?
ROGER FEDERER: What do you mean?

Q. Like a human being, because you got married.
ROGER FEDERER: About me getting married?

Q. Yes.
ROGER FEDERER: Yes, it's a very special moment. I thought it to be a bit more relaxed, you know, because we've been together for so, so long. Once you get married, there's not a whole lot that changes. But it definitely does change your mindset, your life.
It was nice sharing the moment with my family, my closest friends. I got very emotional, you know, yet again. So it was very nice. It was just nice to know that, you know, she loves me so much, I love her so much. It was just a very nice day. We had perfect sky, perfect weather. It was just very, very nice.

Q. And like tennis?
ROGER FEDERER: As a tennis player at the moment, I feel good, too. I've played better in the past. I know that. But I've played much worse, as well.
Like I said, I'm excited that the clay court season starts. I really like being close to home for a change for the next few months. Just makes traveling easier. I like the rallies on clay. I feel fresh.
You know, I always said that, since I took six weeks off after Australia, let my back heal, I felt like I was able to get away from everything, and now I'm ready to attack. Actually, my mind is fresh, which I think is really key, you know, for my game.

Q. Are you considering taking on any extra coaching for the clay court season or doing anything differently from last year?
ROGER FEDERER: No, not for the moment.

Q. You tried with Darren. Things didn't work out. What is the situation, in general, for coaching?
ROGER FEDERER: Nothing new at that front. I haven't spoken to anyone. I'm not planning to speak to anyone really. It's just me and the clay (smiling).

Q. You said the wedding changes your mindset. What particularly has it changed about your mindset?
ROGER FEDERER: I didn't mean it about tennis. Just, you know, it's nice to be calling Mirka my wife and not my girlfriend. That's just a big change for me. Takes maybe a bit of getting used to. So it's good. I'm here, introducing her, This is my wife. It just sounds so much better (smiling). I didn't think it was going to make that big of a change for me, but it does feel great.

Q. Were there any tears on your wedding day emotionally, or just on the tennis?
ROGER FEDERER: A few tears here and there. It was nice (smiling).

Q. Yours or somebody else's?
ROGER FEDERER: Both.

Q. Did you already decide the name of your son?
ROGER FEDERER: Not yet. You know, we'll see. There's quite a few books around that are that thick, so we'll see where it takes us.
But, no, we haven't decided anything yet. Yeah, I have no clue yet right now myself. Thank God we got time left, right, to decide.

Q. When did you and Mirka decide to get married? When did you decide on the date?
ROGER FEDERER: Well, we've been talking about it for many years now. But last year was kind of busy. All of a sudden it was the Olympics, you know, so it made it difficult to kind of get it organized. So we figured, Let's wait and do it next year. And we always knew that if we do it, we do it pretty quickly, you know, because I didn't want to have a huge wedding.
So thank God the places where we got married were ready, you know, to take us onboard, because it was still Easter Saturday, many things were closed. But they made exceptions for us, which is very nice. And, you know, basically 95% of the people we invited could come, so they changed their schedules around for us.
So everything really worked out really well for us, otherwise we would have waited and done it maybe one month down the road or maybe one year down the road. But everything worked out for this last weekend.

Q. But it was just a few weeks ago that you decided on that day?
ROGER FEDERER: Pretty much, yeah. Things move quickly (smiling).

Q. How difficult was it to keep it secret?
ROGER FEDERER: Not really, you know. I have good friends who keep things quiet, you know. Sure, you try to tell everyone, Please respect the privacy, and everything. But if you want to get married in private, you have to go to Switzerland. They don't actually care over there. They actually want to give you peace and privacy. That's why I love being a Swiss and living in Switzerland.

Q. Did you invite any tennis players?
ROGER FEDERER: No. They were playing. No, I didn't invite anybody. It was really just very close friends and family. So it was just really tight the way I was always hoping to have it.

Q. Was it in a church or like a town hall?
ROGER FEDERER: It was in Basel. That's all I'm going to tell you, yes (smiling).
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Or Levy
04-14-2009, 04:10 PM
That's not the translation, MY - that's the original.

Gosh, so easy to imagine him cry during the wedding, he'll be totally useless during the birth. Mirka, you're better off letting him play a tournament during child birth.

anon57
04-14-2009, 04:27 PM
Q. Did you already decide the name of your son?
ROGER FEDERER: Not yet. You know, we'll see. There's quite a few books around that are that thick, so we'll see where it takes us.
But, no, we haven't decided anything yet. Yeah, I have no clue yet right now myself. Thank God we got time left, right, to decide.
:aplot:Does this mean he's having a baby boy:awww: or did they just forget to ask son or daughter;)

trickcy
04-14-2009, 04:34 PM
^^ Kim :wavey: .. Saying son is easier than son/daughter all the time.. But then again, Roger didn't correct them, eh? :aplot: But maybe it's just something that slipped by Roger.:lol:

Dini
04-14-2009, 04:39 PM
I got a feeling he's having a son. He didn't correct the guy :aplot:

SUKTUEN
04-14-2009, 04:47 PM
I love Roger have a son!!

ALLEZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Roger!!!:D

Sunset of Age
04-14-2009, 05:31 PM
Roger is on court second tomorrow folks - after Verdasco - Kohlschreiber. :)

kissakiss
04-14-2009, 05:58 PM
interview

http://www.tennistv.com/page/TennisTV/TournamentInterviews/MonteCarlo/0,,11444~1627616,00.html

Corina2605
04-14-2009, 08:02 PM
Thanks for the interviews :)

lunahielo
04-15-2009, 02:37 AM
Doris?

Do the people in Germany really wear their wedding rings on the right hand? Or were you kidding ?? :confused:

Remember I can be very naive at times. :)

Allez Roger! :):

SUKTUEN
04-15-2009, 05:48 AM
GOD Please Bless Roger play his wonderful tennis again today!!

ALLEZZZZZZZZZZZZ Roger!!!:worship:

Daniel
04-15-2009, 07:26 AM
Good luck in the 2R Roger :kiss: :worship:

Venle
04-15-2009, 09:45 AM
Roger plays against Seppi pretty soon I assume, best of luck :hug:

Sunset of Age
04-15-2009, 10:00 AM
^^ Yeah, Verdasco is making an easy job of Kohlschreiber right now.

Will you be watching Roger's match Venla?

Dini
04-15-2009, 10:03 AM
I'm all ready for cheering :bounce: Bring on the match :armed:

Sunset of Age
04-15-2009, 10:05 AM
I'm all ready for cheering :bounce: Bring on the match :armed:

Me too! :wavey:

Tipsy & Wawa :help:

Dini
04-15-2009, 10:11 AM
Me too! :wavey:

Tipsy & Wawa :help:

I know, right? :smash::banghead:

Jeez I can feel the butterflies in me now and it's only a R2 match :help:

Venle
04-15-2009, 10:22 AM
^^ Yeah, Verdasco is making an easy job of Kohlschreiber right now.

Will you be watching Roger's match Venla?

Yup, I'm pretty sure my live stream broadcasts it. :)

You, Karin? :wavey: How are you today?

Sunset of Age
04-15-2009, 10:24 AM
Yup, I'm pretty sure my live stream broadcasts it. :)

You, Karin? :wavey: How are you today?

I found a very wonky Spanish one... and it's only showing commercials right now - where are you watching?

All's fine over here, hope Roger makes it a quick job so I can go outside and enjoy the beautiful weather over here. :D

Dini
04-15-2009, 10:26 AM
Roger take your jacket off!! I want to see your top :aplot:

Karin try bet365 or atdhe.

Sunset of Age
04-15-2009, 10:30 AM
Roger take your jacket off!! I want to see your top :aplot:

Karin try bet365 or atdhe.

atdhe seems to be dead right now, and bet365 doesn't allow Dutch viewers. Lame eh. But my stream is working again, it's better than nothing.

Sunset of Age
04-15-2009, 10:30 AM
Roger in soft grey with baby blue accents. :hearts:

didadida
04-15-2009, 10:31 AM
Karin try betfair.com

Obey.my.dreamz
04-15-2009, 10:31 AM
nice gear,.but why dark on such a hot day?,..^^ anywayz,.. gogo polo shirts with fancy collar

Dini
04-15-2009, 10:32 AM
I lurrrrrrrvvvvvvvvve it :hearts:

Karin now I'm really nervous, what do I do to calm down?

:scared:

Sunset of Age
04-15-2009, 10:33 AM
Karin try betfair.com

I'll need a ***** to watch that as well. Dutch legislation has banned all betting sites for us. :retard:

But this one's working as well: http://www.sport-today.50webs.com/tv1.html

didadida
04-15-2009, 10:33 AM
he is not wearing a marriage ring

Sunset of Age
04-15-2009, 10:34 AM
Karin now I'm really nervous, what do I do to calm down?

:scared:

Go stand on your head for a minute. It helps. :angel: :lol:

:hug:

Dini
04-15-2009, 10:37 AM
Hold now Rogi :armed:

Dini
04-15-2009, 10:39 AM
Has Feddie cut his hair?

Sunset of Age
04-15-2009, 10:40 AM
Has Feddie cut his hair?

Don't think so, a bit too soon eh? Well I can't really see on this livestream...

Sunset of Age
04-15-2009, 10:48 AM
:scared:

Spirit_fire
04-15-2009, 10:50 AM
ahh none of the streams are working for me =(

Dini
04-15-2009, 10:51 AM
Bravo :clap:

Cut those UE's Rog please :kiss:

didadida
04-15-2009, 10:51 AM
good lob

Venle
04-15-2009, 10:54 AM
I found a very wonky Spanish one... and it's only showing commercials right now - where are you watching?

All's fine over here, hope Roger makes it a quick job so I can go outside and enjoy the beautiful weather over here. :D
atdhe.net, it's pretty good I think.

Oh, it's very beautiful here, too! I'm definitely going out later to play badminton.

Summer is coming and I feel it in the air! :hearts:

Sunset of Age
04-15-2009, 10:54 AM
ahh none of the streams are working for me =(

Not even the one I posted above?

Rusty performance so far. Too many UEs (what's new? :rolleyes:) and it might just be me, but I get the impression that he's a mite too slow at times...

Sunset of Age
04-15-2009, 10:55 AM
atdhe.net, it's pretty good I think.

I only get 'imbedding errors' with the atdhe links. Might be something with my computer. Oh, and it downloads trojans as well... :(

Oh, it's very beautiful here, too! I'm definitely going out later to play badminton.

Summer is coming and I feel it in the air! :hearts:

:D

Spirit_fire
04-15-2009, 10:58 AM
Not even the one I posted above?

Rusty performance so far. Too many UEs (what's new? :rolleyes:) and it might just be me, but I get the impression that he's a mite too slow at times...

Thanks anyway Karin...:( my internet is just really slow right now. I guess I'll have to stick to the SB...sigh.

didadida
04-15-2009, 10:58 AM
it still his first match on clay,just he needs time to get used to it

Obey.my.dreamz
04-15-2009, 10:59 AM
i just dont get why doesn't he use his AMAZING topspin forehand ?!? I believe it would be 2 times better than nadal's if he used it more often,..

anyhow,..gogo

Dini
04-15-2009, 11:01 AM
ROger c'mon raise your game...

Spirit_fire
04-15-2009, 11:02 AM
Seppi holds to love *cue rolling eyes*
To anyone who is watching, what's going on out there? Is Fed in Mirkaland?

Dini
04-15-2009, 11:04 AM
It's Fed's first match on clay- take a bit of time to adjust.

didadida
04-15-2009, 11:04 AM
no he isnt in Mirkaland but he is playing on and off

Spirit_fire
04-15-2009, 11:06 AM
Good hold. I hate it when Roger is serving second...anyway time to break now.

Sunset of Age
04-15-2009, 11:07 AM
Seppi holds to love *cue rolling eyes*
To anyone who is watching, what's going on out there? Is Fed in Mirkaland?

He's being very erratic. And, imho, too slow at times.
First serve is MIA as well.

I can only hope it's just rustiness. I'm not that sure to be honest.

Spirit_fire
04-15-2009, 11:07 AM
Stani is back on track in the 2nd set...serving for it :)

didadida
04-15-2009, 11:08 AM
break now

Sunset of Age
04-15-2009, 11:08 AM
Stani is back on track in the 2nd set...serving for it :)

Yes I just saw that! :bounce:

Spirit_fire
04-15-2009, 11:09 AM
He's being very erratic. And, imho, too slow.
First serve is MIA as well.

I can only hope it's just rustiness. I'm not that sure to be honest.

Hopefully it's just first-match-on-clay-itis...

didadida
04-15-2009, 11:09 AM
yes he did it
5-4
serving for the set

Obey.my.dreamz
04-15-2009, 11:09 AM
he played the game like a surgeon

Dini
04-15-2009, 11:10 AM
Roger I frigging love you.

Spirit_fire
04-15-2009, 11:10 AM
YEAH!! Roger got the break and Stan got the 2nd set. Come on! :)

Sunset of Age
04-15-2009, 11:11 AM
yes he did it
5-4
serving for the set

That was finally a very GOOD game from Roger, looked a lot more aggressive there. Ah, so far, so good! :D

Spirit_fire
04-15-2009, 11:11 AM
Nalby :( man is such a headcase...wasted multiple BPs and is now a break down. :(

Sunset of Age
04-15-2009, 11:12 AM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: 1st set Roger!

Those two last games... much, MUCH better! :hearts:

Obey.my.dreamz
04-15-2009, 11:12 AM
OMG @ LAST 2 GAMES... those two was iMBa even for roger in his best days.. just keep this level

Spirit_fire
04-15-2009, 11:13 AM
Rogelio! :bounce:

Dini
04-15-2009, 11:13 AM
Yes!!! Yes!!! Yes!!

Commentator in your face :ras:

Fed played best when he needed to.

Sunset of Age
04-15-2009, 11:14 AM
I sure hope he keeps up the level of those two last games. That's the REAL Roger. :)

Sunset of Age
04-15-2009, 11:15 AM
Yes!!! Yes!!! Yes!!

Commentator in your face :ras:

Fed played best when he needed to.

Hahah, I must say, it is quite an advantage to have HUNGARIAN commentators... can't understand a word. :lol:

didadida
04-15-2009, 11:16 AM
break now Roggi

Sunset of Age
04-15-2009, 11:18 AM
BREAK BREAK BREAK!

Suddenly it's Vintage!Fed again. :worship:

Obey.my.dreamz
04-15-2009, 11:18 AM
haha lol my commentator :" Oh,.no,..Seppi must hold this serve in the 2nd set coz if he doesn't federer will turn on the automatic pilot ^^""


while i was typing this Federer played the best point of the 2008 ,he wasnt greedy and he found the chance and hit a winner with backhend>!?? omg ,.. he plays great ...

Spirit_fire
04-15-2009, 11:18 AM
YES! Got the break! :)

Dini
04-15-2009, 11:18 AM
What a big backhand!! Mwah roger :kiss:

didadida
04-15-2009, 11:19 AM
yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees

Spirit_fire
04-15-2009, 11:20 AM
And consolidated! Well done Rogi :bounce:

Dini
04-15-2009, 11:21 AM
Ninjaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

icedevil0289
04-15-2009, 11:21 AM
haha lol my commentator :" Oh,.no,..Seppi must hold this serve in the 2nd set coz if he doesn't federer will turn on the automatic pilot ^^""


while i was typing this Federer played the best point of the 2008 ,he wasnt greedy and he found the chance and hit a winner with backhend>!?? omg ,.. he plays great ...

the commentators are so perceptive, aren't they?

Corey Feldman
04-15-2009, 11:24 AM
Good Roger, keep it up

also good that Nalbandy is losing, for Murray :D

Dini
04-15-2009, 11:24 AM
He has cut his hair, it's defo not as long as it was in Miami

Sunset of Age
04-15-2009, 11:25 AM
Good Roger, keep it up

also good that Nalbandy is losing, for Murray :D

Nalby... :haha: most overrated player ever.

He has cut his hair, it's defo not as long as it was in Miami

Yes, alas.

icedevil0289
04-15-2009, 11:26 AM
Good Roger, keep it up

also good that Nalbandy is losing, for Murray :D

Good for muzza, although I wanted nalby to win. oh well, as longer pulls through.

Dini
04-15-2009, 11:26 AM
You don't like Fat Dave Mike? :sobbing:

Corey Feldman
04-15-2009, 11:28 AM
You don't like Fat Dave Mike? :sobbing:
i can take or leave him but the main thing is he'd probably beat Murray on clay in QF, so best that he is ..... removed :devil:

also liked him alot more until he started blowing 6-3 5-3 leads v Nadal as well
:mad:

Spirit_fire
04-15-2009, 11:28 AM
:kiss: Well done Roger! And Nalby broke back :bounce: :)

Corey Feldman
04-15-2009, 11:29 AM
of course he just broke back as i typed that

karma bitch slapping me

Dini
04-15-2009, 11:31 AM
Breaks in that match don't matter :shrug:

There's already been several breaks.

Spirit_fire
04-15-2009, 11:32 AM
And then Nalby just HANDED the break back :(

Sunset of Age
04-15-2009, 11:33 AM
Breaks in that match don't matter :shrug:

There's already been several breaks.

WTA-quality I guess. :p

Sunset of Age
04-15-2009, 11:34 AM
Stani up a break in the third set! :D

Dini
04-15-2009, 11:35 AM
Stani has broken as well!! :bounce::bounce:

Hope he can hold till the end.

Corey Feldman
04-15-2009, 11:35 AM
cmon Nalbandy and Davydenko... just both bomb out

go play in the casinos for the rest of the week, on me

Spirit_fire
04-15-2009, 11:35 AM
Holds to love :)

trickcy
04-15-2009, 11:35 AM
Hey everybody :wavey: Came back from college just now :sobbing:
Roger is 4-2 in the second set, right?

Dini
04-15-2009, 11:36 AM
Feddie is toying with Seppi now...that last point :bowdown:

Dini
04-15-2009, 11:39 AM
Roger is frustrated :scared:

icedevil0289
04-15-2009, 11:40 AM
uh oh. Keep calm roger. No brainfarting here.

Sunset of Age
04-15-2009, 11:40 AM
Roger is frustrated :scared:

He obviously wanted to break again but didn't manage because of some stupid mistakes.

didadida
04-15-2009, 11:40 AM
C'mooooooooooooooooooon

Spirit_fire
04-15-2009, 11:41 AM
Come on Roger...

Dini
04-15-2009, 11:41 AM
But having said that his frustration is yummy :drool:

trickcy
04-15-2009, 11:41 AM
Chill Roger.. Close it out :bounce:

Spirit_fire
04-15-2009, 11:44 AM
Phew Roger! And Stani is up a double break :)
David :sad:

icedevil0289
04-15-2009, 11:44 AM
Phew Roger! And Stani is up a double break :)
David :sad:

yeah roger! Its so painful being a nalby fan sometimes.

Dini
04-15-2009, 11:45 AM
David facing a bp now as well :smash:...

trickcy
04-15-2009, 11:45 AM
Nalby :smash: :smash:

didadida
04-15-2009, 11:46 AM
ruined match point

trickcy
04-15-2009, 11:47 AM
A decent BH DTL :eek:

Dini
04-15-2009, 11:48 AM
Roger just serve for it...

Spirit_fire
04-15-2009, 11:49 AM
yeah roger! Its so painful being a nalby fan sometimes.

yes it is :sad: The sad thing is...he has so much talent but is a complete mental midget.
Dave :hug:

didadida
04-15-2009, 11:50 AM
C'mon Rogi take it this time

icedevil0289
04-15-2009, 11:50 AM
yes it is :sad: The sad thing is...he has so much talent but is a complete mental midget.
Dave :hug:

yup. Try being a fan of gasquet, safin, and nalby; three of the biggest mental midgets.

c'mon rogi!

Dini
04-15-2009, 11:51 AM
:hatoff: Seppi is holding his nerve and Roger is messing up :banghead:

Spirit_fire
04-15-2009, 11:51 AM
sigh

Dini
04-15-2009, 11:51 AM
Fed is being too defensive...............:zzz:

icedevil0289
04-15-2009, 11:52 AM
oh dear, now is not the time to start choking.

Spirit_fire
04-15-2009, 11:53 AM
yup. Try being a fan of gasquet, safin, and nalby; three of the biggest mental midgets.

c'mon rogi!

oh yes I totally understand where you're coming from there :lol: I'm a huge safin fan.

Serve it out Fed!

Dini
04-15-2009, 11:53 AM
Usha he isn't choking :lol:. Last time I checked he was still a break up.

Sunset of Age
04-15-2009, 11:54 AM
oh dear, now is not the time to start choking.

No need for panic I think. He just messed up but Seppi played reasonably well in that game.

trickcy
04-15-2009, 11:54 AM
Come on Roger.. Serve it out :armed:

icedevil0289
04-15-2009, 11:54 AM
Usha he isn't choking :lol:. Last time I checked he was still a break up.

oh okay. I'm not watching really and just relying on the comments, so just assumed. Thanks.

Spirit_fire
04-15-2009, 11:55 AM
okay panic starting to set in...

Dini
04-15-2009, 11:55 AM
Oh sh!t.

Jaz
04-15-2009, 11:56 AM
Movement is not looking great. Lots of errors. BP for Seppi

Sunset of Age
04-15-2009, 11:56 AM
okay panic starting to set in...

No brainfarts NOW please Rog. :(

Stani won!

trickcy
04-15-2009, 11:56 AM
Oh come on Roger.. Don't wander away..