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*The Italian Open 2009 Thread*

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Mrs. B
04-23-2009, 12:21 PM
Forza, Roger! Hope this thread brings you luck! The AO one almost did... HOPP!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

lamnathalie
04-23-2009, 12:47 PM
Best of luck, Roger!!:bounce::dance:

SUKTUEN
04-23-2009, 02:21 PM
GOD Please bless Roger play his best tennis next week!!

Allez Roger!!!!!:worship:

juninhOH
04-23-2009, 02:28 PM
gl roger

Rita
04-23-2009, 02:45 PM
:shrug:
I believe in you Rog :kiss:
Good luck Maestro :D

Noelman
04-23-2009, 03:40 PM
Wish you the best Roger :D

trickcy
04-23-2009, 04:36 PM
Hopp Roger :bounce:

MalwareDie
04-23-2009, 04:58 PM
God luck to Roger. May his coming baby bless him with luck and a better mentality.

Sapeod
04-23-2009, 04:58 PM
Com'n Rog :D I'm hoping for Murray to win it, but I hope you do well :D

MalwareDie
04-23-2009, 05:50 PM
Nalby is so unfortunate. Hopefully he is able to stay in the top 32 this year.

nobama
04-23-2009, 05:51 PM
Apparently Roddick and Nalbandian are OUT of Rome.

MalwareDie
04-23-2009, 06:04 PM
Where did you hear this?

Sapeod
04-23-2009, 06:10 PM
Where did you hear this?
Nalbandian with that hip injury probably
Roddick doesn't like clay :awww:

nobama
04-23-2009, 07:18 PM
Where did you hear this?Saw it on the entry list thread.

oneandonlyhsn
04-24-2009, 02:17 PM
Best of luck to Roger, hope he can play some good tennis

Sapeod
04-24-2009, 04:21 PM
Draw out tomorrow :D
Can't wait :D

xohxmyx
04-24-2009, 05:17 PM
ok happy thoughts happy thoughts happy thoughts.....new tournement clean slate ok here where go!!
GO ROGER GO!! woooo! :woohoo:

EnriqueIG8
04-24-2009, 11:55 PM
Good luck Roger please show everyone what you're made of.

prima donna
04-25-2009, 01:12 AM
Roger will win this one -- you can take that to the bank.

clever1980
04-25-2009, 01:51 AM
Best of Luck Roger!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Sapeod
04-25-2009, 11:35 AM
Here's the Draw :D

http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/1/posting/2009/416/mds.pdf

anon57
04-25-2009, 11:50 AM
Good luck Roger:rocker2:

Rita
04-25-2009, 12:05 PM
Here's the Draw :D

http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/1/posting/2009/416/mds.pdf

thanks for posting the draw
Ivo Karlovic possible 2rd :smash:

lamnathalie
04-25-2009, 12:36 PM
Should I post the Rome draw here again:

[1] NADAL, Rafael ESP vs BYE
SEPPI, Andreas ITA vs QUERREY, Sam USA
SODERLING, Robin SWE vs GRANOLLERS, Marcel ESP
QUALIFIER vs [14] BLAKE, James USA

[9] TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried FRA vs GASQUET, Richard FRA
ALMAGRO, Nicolas ESP vs GULBIS, Ernests LAT
FISH, Mardy USA vs ANDREEV, Igor RUS
BYE vs [6] VERDASCO, Fernando ESP

[4] MURRAY, Andy GBR vs BYE
KIEFER, Nicolas GER vs i]QUALIFIER[/i]
CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG vs ROCHUS, Christophe BEL
[WC] CIPOLLA, Flavio ITA vs [15] CILIC, Marin CR

[12] GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI vs CHARDY, Jeremy FRA
TIPSAREVIC, Janko SRB vs ACASUSO, Jose ARG
BENNETEAU, Julien FRA vs MELZER, Jurgen AUT
BYE vs [7] DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS

[5] DEL POTRO, Juan Martin ARG vs BYE
HANESCU, Victor ROU vs TROICKI, Viktor SRB
QUALIFIER vs QUALIFIER
KUNITSYN, Igor RUS vs [10] WAWRINKA, Stanislas SUI

[13] ROBREDO, Tommy ESP vs SAFIN, Marat RUS
KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp GER vs BOLELLI, Simone ITA
[WC] STARACE, Potito ITA vs MONTANES, Albert ESP
BYE vs [3] DJOKOVIC, Novak SRB

[8] SIMON, Gilles FRA vs BYE
[WC] FOGNINI, Fabio ITA vs [WC] VOLANDRI, Filippo ITA
QUALIFIER vs BERDYCH, Tomas CZE vs
MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA vs [11] FERRER, David ESP

[16] STEPANEK, Radek CZE vs SERRA, Florent FRA
QUALIFIER vs LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP
QUALIFIER vs KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO
BYE vs [2] FEDERER, Roger SUI

SUKTUEN
04-25-2009, 02:31 PM
KARLOVIC in same group again!!!!!!

Allezzzzzzzzzz Roger!!!

Daniel
04-25-2009, 04:32 PM
Go Roger, beat that ugly pig in the final



:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

oneandonlyhsn
04-25-2009, 05:30 PM
Go Roger, beat that ugly pig in the final



:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

:eek: From your lips to Gods ears if that helps (PS dont find Piggy ugly) but we need a win, and a big one

MalwareDie
04-25-2009, 07:18 PM
Roger will perform a miracle by winning despite having a harder draw than the others.

Rita
04-25-2009, 08:22 PM
Roger is playing an exho tomorrow for Fedelux foundation (in honor of Federico Luzzi) he was the first one that accept the invitation to play.
here's the schedule for the matches tomorrow


Centre Court
ore 13:00 Fognini-Lopez
ore 14:00 Seppi-Djokovic
ore 15:00 Bolelli-Murray
ore 16:00 Starace- FEDERER

Court 1
ore 14:00 Bracciali-Robredo
ore 15:00 Volandri-Safin
ore 16:00 Cipolla-Del Potro

ORGASMATRON
04-26-2009, 08:02 AM
Roger will win this one -- you can take that to the bank.

No thanks ill pass. Good luck to Feds.

nobama
04-26-2009, 01:47 PM
Some pics of Roger practicing here: http://twitter.com/rcoratella

Also has updates of the exho being played today.

SUKTUEN
04-26-2009, 01:55 PM
Some pics of Roger practicing here: http://twitter.com/rcoratella

Also has updates of the exho being played today.

:confused::confused:

Dini
04-26-2009, 02:59 PM
Yay Kimi won 7-5 against Potato in the exho

nobama
04-26-2009, 03:37 PM
Posted by Louis999 on rf.com Let's hope this version of Roger shows up during the tournament!

Hey ppl... just got back from the Fedlux Exhibition matches, left a litle early than I wanted to but anyways let's go to what really matters.

Rumors about Roger trying new things and making some tweaks and adaptations to his game were really true, he played awesome today, good variations, nice FH down the line without missing, consistant BH (seemed a little deeper than b4), the footwork was beautiful he was moving very well at the end of the match (a little rusty at the beggining but once the game hot up.. everything went down to it's place). The BP conversion problem is still there and needs some work >_>...

It was quite pleasurable to watch Roger play today, if he can keep it up and focus a little more in Rome tournament itself I'm sure and really confident he can take this trophy home.

EDIT: I'm a little busy right now, if I have time I'll post a more detailed impressions with pictures and all.

kissakiss
04-26-2009, 04:41 PM
from rf.com

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa86/calzelunghe_2007/roger_of_myron.jpg

nobama
04-26-2009, 05:02 PM
Some comments from Roger today.

26/04/2009 18:30
FEDERER PAIN-FREE AND READY FOR CLAY


Roger Federer has put his back injury behind him and after practising for the past four days in a secret location in the Italian countryside, is ready to launch his clay-court season here at the Foro Italico.

“I only arrived this morning (Sunday),” said the world No2. “I’ve been practising as hard as I could here in Italy – up in the hills, tucked away. I won’t tell you where as I like my privacy! Pierre (Paganini, fitness coach) was there and I was basically getting used to clay court movements – the sliding. I mixed it up with some tennis – (Stefan) Koubek was there as a hitting partner – and I made sure I did my four hours a day. At the end of the day, movement is a big part. The best clay-court players are the best movers. The only difference is, here it’s still fast even when it rains. It only gets quick in Monte Carlo or at Roland Garros when it’s hot and the dust starts kicking up, and you can see the hard court underneath. Clay is better for my back though, and I’ve been pain-free for a long time now which is great.”

Federer also dismissed his poor showing at Monte Carlo this year, when he went out in the Round of 16 to his Olympic gold medal doubles partner Stanislas Wawrinka. “I wasn’t prepared for Monte Carlo due to the wedding (Federer married his long-time partner and former player Mirka Vavrinec the week before) so I went there more to see what I was missing than expecting to do well. What I was missing was my serves and my forehands, so I’ve been working hard on that and hopefully it’ll show this week.”

Having famously struggled on clay in the past, Federer revealed that Roland Garros – the one Grand Slam to elude him – is still his main aim. “Whether I am number two in the world or three, five, eight or ten, it’s not number one. Being the second best player in the world on clay is nice, but it doesn’t satisfy me. It’s not necessary to be number one, what is important is winning the French Open.”

http://www.internazionalibnlditalia.it/1/PopNews.asp?LNG=EN&IDNews=458

MalwareDie
04-27-2009, 04:21 AM
Nalbandian might have to get surgery on his hip. I hope that his hip injury is not that serious because those who undergo hip surgery don't really do very well afterwards. I really want to see Nalbandian back in the Top 10. I enjoy watching Roger and Nalby play.

oneandonlyhsn
04-27-2009, 05:14 AM
Posted by Louis999 on rf.com Let's hope this version of Roger shows up during the tournament!

Hey ppl... just got back from the Fedlux Exhibition matches, left a litle early than I wanted to but anyways let's go to what really matters.

Rumors about Roger trying new things and making some tweaks and adaptations to his game were really true, he played awesome today, good variations, nice FH down the line without missing, consistant BH (seemed a little deeper than b4), the footwork was beautiful he was moving very well at the end of the match (a little rusty at the beggining but once the game hot up.. everything went down to it's place). The BP conversion problem is still there and needs some work >_>...

It was quite pleasurable to watch Roger play today, if he can keep it up and focus a little more in Rome tournament itself I'm sure and really confident he can take this trophy home.

EDIT: I'm a little busy right now, if I have time I'll post a more detailed impressions with pictures and all.

Thanks thats very good news, I have missed his beautiful game. lets hope his hard work translates to Rome

yanchr
04-27-2009, 08:51 AM
What I was missing was my serves and my forehands, so I’ve been working hard on that and hopefully it’ll show this week.”
Good to know that he knows what is the problem...:tape:

Maybe sth to look forward to? :D

nobama
04-27-2009, 11:13 AM
Good to know that he knows what is the problem...:tape:

Maybe sth to look forward to? :DWhat is :tape: for?

yanchr
04-27-2009, 12:48 PM
What is :tape: for?
First, it is hard to imagine that he didn't know what his problem was, as a pro. We could all see it as a fan. So the fact that he knew it should be an obvious thing. Second, the fact that he knew his problem doesn't necessarily mean he can solve the problem and play as well as he is able to in the coming tournaments. Plus, I think his problem, other than the technical part, ie, serve and forehand, also lies in his head, which I don't think he realizes or believes it's a problem.

Eden
04-27-2009, 01:43 PM
Interview with Roger before the tournament :)

http://www.tennistv.com/page/TennisTV/TournamentInterviews/RomeMen/0,,11444~1640169,00.html

Good luck :yeah:

Eden
04-27-2009, 01:47 PM
Nalbandian might have to get surgery on his hip. I hope that his hip injury is not that serious because those who undergo hip surgery don't really do very well afterwards. I really want to see Nalbandian back in the Top 10. I enjoy watching Roger and Nalby play.

I really hope Nalbandian recovers quickly. I'm a fan of his playing style and also his match-up with Roger. As a huge Kuerten fan I know what a hip injury can mean for a player :sad:

SUKTUEN
04-27-2009, 03:00 PM
ALLEZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ROGER!!!!!!!!!!!

Do Roger need to play tomorrow?

icedevil0289
04-27-2009, 03:02 PM
Interview with Roger before the tournament :)

http://www.tennistv.com/page/TennisTV/TournamentInterviews/RomeMen/0,,11444~1640169,00.html

Good luck :yeah:

great interview. Thanks eden. I'm glad that he's just taking things match by match.

Rita
04-27-2009, 03:03 PM
Ivo goes through so roger will play him next round.

lunahielo
04-27-2009, 11:46 PM
Allez, Roger!!

Corey Feldman
04-28-2009, 11:33 AM
so when does Fed lose play?

Dini
04-28-2009, 11:43 AM
so when does Fed lose play?

Mike...why?! :bigcry::sobbing::sad::crying2:

:banghead:

I dunno is the answer to that question, tmrw I presume :p

oneandonlyhsn
04-28-2009, 01:15 PM
so when does Fed lose play?

Mikey :kiss:

Rita
04-28-2009, 01:22 PM
Mike :hug: you made a silly typo :hug: fixed it for you so when does Fed win play?

the answer to that is sunday :wavey:

icedevil0289
04-28-2009, 02:18 PM
Mike :hug: you made a silly typo :hug: fixed it for you

the answer to that is sunday :wavey:

Sunday? I thought it would wednesday or something like that, but I guess because of the rain delays maybe, he is playing later.

SUKTUEN
04-28-2009, 02:28 PM
we can see Roger tomorrow!!!!!

Dini
04-28-2009, 03:12 PM
Sunday? I thought it would wednesday or something like that, but I guess because of the rain delays maybe, he is playing later.

I think Rita meant he'll win the title on Sunday :angel::p

icedevil0289
04-28-2009, 03:37 PM
I think Rita meant he'll win the title on Sunday :angel::p

hehe, okay. My bad. Btw, hi nadine. How are you doing? I haven't talked to you in a while.

Dini
04-28-2009, 04:11 PM
hehe, okay. My bad. Btw, hi nadine. How are you doing? I haven't talked to you in a while.

:wavey:

:hug::hug::hug::hug:

I'm well, would be better if I didn't sense a Safin self destruction mode coming up in the 3rd :rolleyes: Yourself?

nobama
04-29-2009, 12:59 PM
This Murray match is really annoying me. Just reinforces why I'm not a fan of his or his style of play. :o

lunahielo
04-29-2009, 01:20 PM
Does Roger play next..after Murray & Monaco?

Dini
04-29-2009, 01:50 PM
Oh sheeeeet Murray is on the brink of defeat :eek:

Bring on Rog please, I've waited enough :(

Dini
04-29-2009, 01:56 PM
Pico has done it!!! :eek:

Mrs. B
04-29-2009, 02:34 PM
HOPP, ROGER!!! :bounce: :bounce:

EnriqueIG8
04-29-2009, 02:36 PM
Vamos, Roger leads 4-2 :)

Jaz
04-29-2009, 02:39 PM
So far so good, backhand is not working, but otherwise everything is decent.

EnriqueIG8
04-29-2009, 02:40 PM
4-3 Federer, serve out the set Champ

SUKTUEN
04-29-2009, 02:44 PM
Come On Roger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GOD Please bless Roger play his great tennis!!!
Come On!!!

Dini
04-29-2009, 02:45 PM
:sobbing: my scoreboard is stuck at 15-40!! :scared:

EnriqueIG8
04-29-2009, 02:48 PM
Deuce, break him Roger

Dini
04-29-2009, 02:49 PM
PHM has defeated Ferrer!!

:ras: to those who said Ferru would beat Rog.

EnriqueIG8
04-29-2009, 02:49 PM
Double fault Ivo, Set point Roger

EnriqueIG8
04-29-2009, 02:49 PM
Ace makes it deuce.

Jaz
04-29-2009, 02:50 PM
Poor backhands everywhere :( Forehand is looking stable and decent, his movement is good too.

Serve is his usual, not making 1st serve on big points.

Dini
04-29-2009, 02:51 PM
Serve it out Rog!! :kiss:

:bounce:

Dini
04-29-2009, 02:55 PM
Jaz what are you doing here? :confused:

Wasn't it you who wanted Roger to retire? :scratch:

Mrs. B
04-29-2009, 02:55 PM
yes! first set, 6-4.

Jaz
04-29-2009, 02:56 PM
Jaz what are you doing here? :confused:

Wasn't it you who wanted Roger to retire? :scratch:

Still think he should at the end of the season, after he wins Basel :devil:

Back to the game, looking promising. Now the usual 2nd set nerves...

SUKTUEN
04-29-2009, 02:56 PM
ALLEZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Roger!!!!!!!!!!!

Nymeria
04-29-2009, 02:57 PM
Nadine :wavey: How's Roger playing? I got livescores open, but no stream, because I am watching cycling.

EnriqueIG8
04-29-2009, 02:57 PM
Karlovic to serve.
0-15

EnriqueIG8
04-29-2009, 02:58 PM
0-30 , vamos Rog break here immediately.

Dini
04-29-2009, 02:58 PM
Still think he should at the end of the season, after he wins Basel :devil:

Back to the game, looking promising. Now the usual 2nd set nerves...

No :mad: Even if he loses every single match from now on I don't want him to retire. He is not a quitter! :fiery:

EnriqueIG8
04-29-2009, 02:58 PM
No :mad: Even if he loses every single match from now on I don't want him to retire. He is not a quitter! :fiery:

:worship: He'll better play till his 35th :)

Dini
04-29-2009, 02:59 PM
Nadine :wavey: How's Roger playing? I got livescores open, but no stream, because I am watching cycling.

Yvo :wavey: I'm not watching either, my stream is so laggy I have given up. Apparantly his forehand is solid, but the backhand not so. Not many first serves either :unsure:

:woohoo: He has just broken in the second set.

Nymeria
04-29-2009, 03:00 PM
No :mad: Even if he loses every single match from now on I don't want him to retire. He is not a quitter! :fiery:

I agree with you :) :hug:

yay for Roger leading *1-0 in 2nd :)

Dini
04-29-2009, 03:01 PM
Donkey lost!! :bigcry:

:banghead::sad:

Nymeria
04-29-2009, 03:02 PM
Yvo :wavey: I'm not watching either, my stream is so laggy I have given up. Apparantly his forehand is solid, but the backhand not so. Not many first serves either :unsure:

:woohoo: He has just broken in the second set.

So I made a wise decision not to even start trying one, I got annoyed by the livestreams yesterday.

:unsure: That doesn't really sound good, but at least he's leading.

Dini
04-29-2009, 03:07 PM
So I made a wise decision not to even start trying one, I got annoyed by the livestreams yesterday.

:unsure: That doesn't really sound good, but at least he's leading.

Yvo don't take anything from me as I'm not watching myself (I'll have to download the match later :angel:) But bear in mind this is practically his first round match, so I don't expect him to be in Ninja Fed mode. Plus this is Karlovic you never get any rhythm from him- it's just ace after ace after ace after service winner :banghead:

I'm glad Roger has managed to break him twice already :D

Dini
04-29-2009, 03:09 PM
3-1

:banana:

Please Roger don't take your foot off the pedal and no Mirkaland

Nymeria
04-29-2009, 03:11 PM
Yvo don't take anything from me as I'm not watching myself (I'll have to download the match later :angel:) But bear in mind this is practically his first round match, so I don't expect him to be in Ninja Fed mode. Plus this is Karlovic you never get any rhythm from him- it's just ace after ace after ace after service winner :banghead:

I'm glad Roger has managed to break him twice already :D

Yeah I know and I understand how a players game is vs. Karlovic, it can't be nice to play a player like him.

Donkey lost!! :bigcry:

:banghead::sad:

:hug:

Dini
04-29-2009, 03:14 PM
Roger it's about time I confess: I love you!! :kiss:

4-2 :woohoo:

Thanks for the hugs Yvo :hug: it put a smile on my face. I'll soon forget ;)

Nymeria
04-29-2009, 03:19 PM
Roger it's about time I confess: I love you!! :kiss:

4-2 :woohoo:

Thanks for the hugs Yvo :hug: it put a smile on my face. I'll soon forget ;)

5-3 :dance: he's going well on his serve now :yeah:

Glad that a simple smiley can help putting a smile on your face :) Your thanks put a smile on my face :)

Billabong
04-29-2009, 03:20 PM
Rogi 6-4, 5-3*:)

icedevil0289
04-29-2009, 03:20 PM
Roger it's about time I confess: I love you!! :kiss:

4-2 :woohoo:

Thanks for the hugs Yvo :hug: it put a smile on my face. I'll soon forget ;)

what took you so long to confess your love nadine? lol. Glad roger is playing well from what I'm hearing, but hope the serving gets better.

Nymeria
04-29-2009, 03:22 PM
Rogi 6-4, 5-3*:)

Seb! I miss you :hug: how are you? :)


Going to serve for the match at *5-4 :yeah: Hopp Rogi!

Jaz
04-29-2009, 03:25 PM
business-like, great win.

Nymeria
04-29-2009, 03:25 PM
He won 6-4, 6-4 :yeah: Well done Roger!

Dini
04-29-2009, 03:26 PM
Game Set Match!!

:bounce::woohoo::yippee::armed::D

Well done!!! :banana::banana::banana:

nobama
04-29-2009, 03:26 PM
Nice one Roger. :)

:hug: Mikey

icedevil0289
04-29-2009, 03:26 PM
well done roger!

Dini
04-29-2009, 03:26 PM
business-like, great win.

Will you stop your Fed retire thoughts now? :D

Dini
04-29-2009, 03:28 PM
well done roger!

I have loved him all those years, only now have I confessed- and it's too late :sad:

juninhOH
04-29-2009, 03:29 PM
looked solid

icedevil0289
04-29-2009, 03:31 PM
I have loved him all those years, only now have I confessed- and it's too late :sad:

awww:hug: Btw, who does roger play next?

Dini
04-29-2009, 03:35 PM
He plays either Feli or Stepanek :scared:

anon57
04-29-2009, 04:03 PM
Glad he won his first match since I can probably watch more tennis in the next couple of days so hopefully watch his matches. :armed: Don't do a repeat of Rome 2008 Roger

nobama
04-29-2009, 04:08 PM
Can people quit with the :unsure: and :scared:? I hope to god Roger has more faith in himself than some of his fans do.

Dini
04-29-2009, 04:13 PM
Can people quit with the :unsure: and :scared:? I hope to god Roger has more faith in himself than some of his fans do.

I have faith in him fully, but Stepanek scares the sheeet out of me in more ways than one :bolt:

Mrs. B
04-29-2009, 05:41 PM
Rogi 6-4, 5-3*:)

Seb!!!!!!! :wavey:

and YAY! Roger won! :bounce: we'll take it... ;)

Mrs. B
04-29-2009, 05:42 PM
He won 6-4, 6-4 :yeah: Well done Roger!

:yeah:

Corey Feldman
04-29-2009, 05:42 PM
amazing :eek:

nobama
04-29-2009, 06:08 PM
amazing :eek:I know. I couldn't believe Monaco took out Muzza as poorly as he was playing. :eek:

Corey Feldman
04-29-2009, 06:10 PM
I know. I couldn't believe Monaco took out Muzza as poorly as he was playing. :eek:well its good to see when Muzza lets me down Fed at least can stick around for a change :eek:

nobama
04-29-2009, 06:23 PM
amazing :eek:

well its good to see when Muzza lets me down Fed at least can stick around for a change :eek:And hopefully long enough to keep the #2 spot. :lol:

lunahielo
04-29-2009, 06:57 PM
Keep up the good work, Roger!! :clap2:

Federerhingis
04-29-2009, 09:39 PM
So was his game steadier? I know Karlovic matches don't give much insight into anything, because it's simply a match of reaction like Federer said. Was Roger's serve at least more consistent? Has he picked up on the mphs and the location of his serve?


Howdy all. :bigwave: :wazzup:

Or Levy
04-29-2009, 11:12 PM
I think his return of serve looked better than it had recently. His serve is still a question mark, 57% isn't too bad, but just one ace against Dr. Ivo? Even on clay, it seems like too little. Wish I could see a speed gun. Movement seemed fine, errors were relatively low, and just one FH shank. Some nice passing shots off that wing, too.

Federerhingis
04-29-2009, 11:19 PM
I think his return of serve looked better than it had recently. His serve is still a question mark, 57% isn't too bad, but just one ace against Dr. Ivo? Even on clay, it seems like too little. Wish I could see a speed gun. Movement seemed fine, errors were relatively low, and just one FH shank. Some nice passing shots off that wing, too.

Thanks for the response and little report. :wavey:

NYCtennisfan
04-30-2009, 12:05 AM
I think his return of serve looked better than it had recently. His serve is still a question mark, 57% isn't too bad, but just one ace against Dr. Ivo? Even on clay, it seems like too little. Wish I could see a speed gun. Movement seemed fine, errors were relatively low, and just one FH shank. Some nice passing shots off that wing, too.

The first serve % is poor, but the low ace count is expected. The last 4 or 5 times they have played, Fed just gets that serve in the corners and then works Ivo over; he rarely goes for big 1st serves. He had 2 aces in Rome last year against Ivo, 1 ace in IW this year, 6 in Cincy (very fast court and a long match). It was strange to see his 1st serve % so low considering that he tries to spin it in.

Daniel
04-30-2009, 10:16 AM
Good luck vs Stepanek

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

trickcy
04-30-2009, 11:05 AM
Good to see that Roger won :D
Hopp vs Stepa :bounce:

lunahielo
04-30-2009, 01:36 PM
Buena Suerte~~against Stepanek

juv26
04-30-2009, 01:55 PM
Federer VS Stepa

GOOOO ROGER

Rita
04-30-2009, 03:00 PM
2 bps
take em :armed:

SUKTUEN
04-30-2009, 03:00 PM
GOD Please Bless Roger play his wonderful tennis today!!

Allezzzzzzzzz Roger!!:worship:

Rita
04-30-2009, 03:01 PM
:clap2:
:dance:

icedevil0289
04-30-2009, 03:03 PM
alright roger, keep it up! Wow love hold. great!

Dini
04-30-2009, 03:08 PM
Where are you guys watching this?

oneandonlyhsn
04-30-2009, 03:09 PM
Keep going Feddy, sucks that I cant watch the match

Rita
04-30-2009, 03:11 PM
33% of first serves so far :yawn:

Rita
04-30-2009, 03:12 PM
Where are you guys watching this?

i'm watching on betfair.

Manila ESQ
04-30-2009, 03:14 PM
What's the score? Thanks in advance!

Dini
04-30-2009, 03:16 PM
4-2 30-0 roger

Dini
04-30-2009, 03:20 PM
Is stepanek doing the worm yet :tape:

Rita
04-30-2009, 03:23 PM
Serve it out :armed:
nad please hit in some first serves :tape:

Dini
04-30-2009, 03:26 PM
oh no :crying2:

Rita
04-30-2009, 03:28 PM
expected when you're serving below 40% :rolleyes:

anon57
04-30-2009, 03:30 PM
Take one of the SP's Roger:armed:

Rita
04-30-2009, 03:30 PM
well played :hearts:
2 sps
take em :armed:

Rita
04-30-2009, 03:31 PM
sexy Cmon :drool: as he takes the set :dance:
please serve better in the second :unsure:

Dini
04-30-2009, 03:32 PM
Yes!!!!! :bigclap:

Now get your first serve up Roger, or I'll love you less :awww:

How did Roger clinch it? Not watching the match.

Dini
04-30-2009, 03:36 PM
Rita Panic!! My scoreboard is stuck...what's the score

Ivanatis
04-30-2009, 03:37 PM
goo Roger, straight sets please

Rita
04-30-2009, 03:41 PM
Rita Panic!! My scoreboard is stuck...what's the score

:lol:
1-0
30 all on steps serve.

Rita
04-30-2009, 03:42 PM
bp :D
you know what to do rog :kiss: :armed:

Dini
04-30-2009, 03:42 PM
Keep updating me please :crying2: This is torture.

Rita
04-30-2009, 03:44 PM
FH UE from Sexy to give the break

anon57
04-30-2009, 03:44 PM
Break Roger 2*-0

Dini
04-30-2009, 03:44 PM
I'm dying here no stream, a sucky score board- no roger drooling- this is hell :bigcry:

Dini
04-30-2009, 03:45 PM
Thanks guys :kiss: :hatoff:

anon57
04-30-2009, 03:47 PM
Roger holds despite only have made 3 or 4 first serves this set. 37% of first serve in for the match:help:

Rita
04-30-2009, 03:47 PM
Love game :worship:

Dini
04-30-2009, 03:48 PM
:banana: Roger please don't take your foot off the pedal, please. :hug:

Dini
04-30-2009, 03:53 PM
This is the worst match I've ever watched because I'm not watching it :bigcry:

*ignore me I'm in a whiny mode*

Dini
04-30-2009, 03:54 PM
Please update me :sobbing:

Rita
04-30-2009, 03:55 PM
Good second serve :spit:

Rita
04-30-2009, 03:55 PM
and BH DTL winner to win the game :drool:

Dini
04-30-2009, 03:56 PM
Good second serve :spit:

Score please :sobbing: :kiss:

anon57
04-30-2009, 03:57 PM
I know this is probably asking for too much but bakery product would be nice:drool::devil:
Roger up 6-4 5-0*

Dini
04-30-2009, 03:58 PM
Thanks Kim :hug: Bagel/breadstick any will do :armed:

anon57
04-30-2009, 04:00 PM
No bagel:(, Roger serving for the match

Rita
04-30-2009, 04:00 PM
just can't deliver bagels anymore :sobbing:
please hold now :o :unsure:

Dini
04-30-2009, 04:01 PM
Breadstick will do :p

So what is a 6-4 scoreline called? Fork?

Rita
04-30-2009, 04:02 PM
ace # 4
serve finally at around 40% :spit:

Dini
04-30-2009, 04:03 PM
Please don't tell me he's been broken again- I know he doesn't like to give people bagels and bread sticks :unsure::sobbing:

anon57
04-30-2009, 04:04 PM
GSM Roger:rocker2:
His serve still needs to be better though it improved somewhat at the end of the second match. Overall his game was pretty good, some errors but also a couple of nice forehands.

Manila ESQ
04-30-2009, 04:06 PM
I'm excited to see a Roger vs Novak match on clay!

Dini
04-30-2009, 04:07 PM
:rocker2::rocker2::rocker2::rocker2:

:woohoo: Way to go!!!

Who's next? :unsure:

Rita
04-30-2009, 04:10 PM
I'm excited to see a Roger vs Novak match on clay!

they both have possible tough matches in their next round which they need to get through :p

xohxmyx
04-30-2009, 04:20 PM
who is next?:confused::confused:

i got to keep on top of these things =P

Mrs. B
04-30-2009, 04:20 PM
bravo, Roger! :)

anon57
04-30-2009, 04:23 PM
Next up is the winner of Zverev-Simon match, they're warming up now.

SUKTUEN
04-30-2009, 04:46 PM
THANKYOU SO MUCH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congrat Roger!!!!:worship:

Corey Feldman
04-30-2009, 05:42 PM
Fed v ZVEREV

Corina2605
04-30-2009, 06:56 PM
Congrats Roger, I am glad he seems to have found his game on clay :) Good luck tomorrow!

Eden
04-30-2009, 07:18 PM
Interview with Roger after the match :)

http://www.tennistv.com/page/TennisTV/TournamentInterviews/RomeMen/0,,11444~1644370,00.html

Eden
04-30-2009, 07:26 PM
Some highlights of the match

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Unfortunately I couldn't see the match as I was still at work. The summaries about Roger's performance sound quite promising, but I really don't understand the poor stats of the 1st serve. He said in interviews his back would be ok and that he feels fine, but what's wrong with the serve then?

Eden
04-30-2009, 09:31 PM
Roger's match will be the 2nd one tomorrow. JMDP and Novak are first at 1 p.m. and afterwards Roger is going to play.

trickcy
05-01-2009, 03:46 AM
Hopp against Zverev, Roger :bounce:

SUKTUEN
05-01-2009, 05:45 AM
GOD PLEASE BLess Roger play his wonderful tennis today!!!

Allez Roger!!!:worship:

EnriqueIG8
05-01-2009, 01:12 PM
Play has started.
Federer leads 1-0 :)

EnriqueIG8
05-01-2009, 01:13 PM
Exquisite feel at that dropshot Roger 0-15

Rita
05-01-2009, 01:17 PM
Serve and FH looking sharp :speakles:

Dini
05-01-2009, 01:19 PM
Don't jinx it Rita :crying2:

EnriqueIG8
05-01-2009, 01:20 PM
Indeed, he's looking sharp but I think Zverev is playing more than okay too.

EnriqueIG8
05-01-2009, 01:23 PM
Roger looks confident...If only he plays this cool when he's in tough situations like before :(

Spirit_fire
05-01-2009, 01:31 PM
hey guys, can anyone here link me to a good scoreboard?

Dini
05-01-2009, 01:31 PM
Now I'm scared :unsure:

EnriqueIG8
05-01-2009, 01:37 PM
hey guys, can anyone here link me to a good scoreboard?

http://www.bet365.com/home/default.asp

this is probably the fastest.
you just need to click on the zverev-federer match @ live-in-play :)

Spirit_fire
05-01-2009, 01:38 PM
http://www.bet365.com/home/default.asp

this is probably the fastest.
you just need to click on the zverev-federer match @ live-in-play :)

Thank you so much :hug:

EnriqueIG8
05-01-2009, 01:39 PM
Thank you so much :hug:

You're welcome :) Why don't you watch it at a livestream instead of livescoreboard?

anon57
05-01-2009, 01:39 PM
Here's a link to the scoreboard http://www.protennislive.com/frameset.asp?year=2009&wkno=17&lang=en&tabno=1&eventid=M020&ref=www.atpworldtour.com, it's been acting up a bit but it's been working most of the time.
Roger leads 5-4*, Zverev serving. Roger's serve had been better than his match against Stepanek but he hasn't really been doing any damage on the Zverev serve either.

FedererBulgaria
05-01-2009, 01:43 PM
hey guys, can anyone here link me to a good scoreboard?

Livestream here- http://freetv.comuf.com/c2.html

EnriqueIG8
05-01-2009, 01:43 PM
Roger only won 1 points on Zverev's first serve, needs to change Rog.

EnriqueIG8
05-01-2009, 01:44 PM
Set point Roger :)
Take it champ!

EnriqueIG8
05-01-2009, 01:45 PM
How can you miss that Roger :confused:

EnriqueIG8
05-01-2009, 01:46 PM
Heavy hitting by Roger, once again set point.

Spirit_fire
05-01-2009, 01:47 PM
You're welcome :) Why don't you watch it at a livestream instead of livescoreboard?

My internet is very slow right now so the livestream doesn't work on it. It freezes every second for about a minute :lol:

EnriqueIG8
05-01-2009, 01:47 PM
Zverev holds :(

EnriqueIG8
05-01-2009, 01:52 PM
Roger 6-5, now break him!

Rita
05-01-2009, 01:53 PM
break him :fiery: :armed:

EnriqueIG8
05-01-2009, 01:54 PM
c'mon Rog you have 0-30!

Rita
05-01-2009, 01:54 PM
0-30
Allleeez

EnriqueIG8
05-01-2009, 01:55 PM
Too good from M.Zverev

EnriqueIG8
05-01-2009, 01:58 PM
TB time

Spirit_fire
05-01-2009, 01:58 PM
Roger I CANNOT deal with a tb right now...

Rita
05-01-2009, 02:00 PM
:scared:

EnriqueIG8
05-01-2009, 02:01 PM
Finally a passing shot, Minibreak Roger
4-2

Rita
05-01-2009, 02:02 PM
4 points in a row :hearts:
keep it up :unsure:

Spirit_fire
05-01-2009, 02:04 PM
oh thank goodness...

EnriqueIG8
05-01-2009, 02:05 PM
First set R.Federer 7-6

anon57
05-01-2009, 02:05 PM
First set Roger:bounce: Enjoyable match so far:yeah:

Dini
05-01-2009, 02:07 PM
Wow what a match so far :bowdown: This ladies and gentlemen, is real tennis :hearts: Loving it.

I gave my screen a kiss when Fed got the set :o (:rolls:)

FedererBulgaria
05-01-2009, 02:07 PM
Well done,Roger!

Rita
05-01-2009, 02:07 PM
some Amaze FH's :inlove: :hearts: :drool:

EnriqueIG8
05-01-2009, 02:08 PM
Solid baseline play from Feddie, serve okay too but his passingshots are awful :help:

EnriqueIG8
05-01-2009, 02:09 PM
That's more like it :D

EnriqueIG8
05-01-2009, 02:11 PM
Break for Roger 1-0.

anon57
05-01-2009, 02:11 PM
EnriqueIG8, I agree Roger's been missing quite a few passing shots though he hit a couple of nice ones to take the tb.
Break Roger:yeah:

Spirit_fire
05-01-2009, 02:12 PM
nice early break for roger...consolidate now! :)

FedererBulgaria
05-01-2009, 02:12 PM
Great start of the second set:angel:

EnriqueIG8
05-01-2009, 02:13 PM
EnriqueIG8, I agree Roger's been missing quite a few passing shots though he hit a couple of nice ones to take the tb.
Break Roger:yeah:

Yes but his netplay and forehand/serve are pretty good today.
He needs to improve on first serve returns and those passing shots if he wants to beat Novak tomorrow.

Spirit_fire
05-01-2009, 02:16 PM
Yeah the returns need to be improved...he's not winning many of the 1st serve return points...

EnriqueIG8
05-01-2009, 02:17 PM
Well at least he's returning a lot better in the second. Reading the serve better too.

Spirit_fire
05-01-2009, 02:19 PM
Zverev has saved 6/7 BPs....

EnriqueIG8
05-01-2009, 02:20 PM
3-0 Roger

FedererBulgaria
05-01-2009, 02:20 PM
Love it!

Spirit_fire
05-01-2009, 02:20 PM
yes...he's up a double break!!

Rita
05-01-2009, 02:21 PM
:dance:

juninhOH
05-01-2009, 02:21 PM
he looks pretty solid today
hopefully he can keep this form up for the semis

EnriqueIG8
05-01-2009, 02:22 PM
Now stay focused Roger. No mental collapses!

Dini
05-01-2009, 02:25 PM
:banana: Feddie :kiss:

Keep it up :armed:

Spirit_fire
05-01-2009, 02:35 PM
serve it out roger...I really need to go to bed soon...

FedererBulgaria
05-01-2009, 02:38 PM
:woohoo:Congrats!

Dini
05-01-2009, 02:39 PM
Yay Rogi!! :banana:

:woohoo:

So so proud of you.

nobama
05-01-2009, 02:42 PM
Where has this guy been hiding this year? Let's hope he can keep up the good serving tomorrow against Djerk.

Rita
05-01-2009, 02:42 PM
:yeah: good work
no crazy or :cuckoo: melt down tomorrow please :hug:
kthanks :)

anon57
05-01-2009, 02:43 PM
GSM Roger, his serve percentage was better than against Stepanek, got quite a few cheap points with his serve. Groundstrokes and netplay was pretty good, his return could have been better. Not sure whether it'll be enough against Djokovic but some improvements can be seen.

trickcy
05-01-2009, 02:46 PM
Good to see the improvement from the previous matches :yeah: Keep it up, Rog and good luck against Djokovic:bounce:

xohxmyx
05-01-2009, 02:50 PM
woohoo!:woohoo:now i can go to bed lol!

nobama
05-01-2009, 02:55 PM
Roger said the goal this week was to make the SF. Roger's defended his points from last year (good thing) and Djerk has to win the tournament to stay #3 (not going to happen - so also a good thing). :)

Herdwick
05-01-2009, 03:59 PM
:wavey:

Nice 2nd from Rogi today - looks way better than MC. :bounce:

So they are to meet again. Looking forward to tomorrow and may a spirit of love and friendship prevail in all areas.:D

Rita
05-01-2009, 04:06 PM
:wavey:

Nice 2nd from Rogi today - looks way better than MC. :bounce:

So they are to meet again. Looking forward to tomorrow and may a spirit of love and friendship prevail in all areas.:D

:wavey:

i just hope for a good match :unsure:

Corey Feldman
05-01-2009, 05:26 PM
i remember last year i said something about this trend:

2007
Miami R16
Rome R16
Paris R16

2008
Miami QF
Rome QF
Paris QF

2009
Miami SF
Rome ??
Paris ??

SUKTUEN
05-01-2009, 05:28 PM
Congrat Roger!!!!!!!!!!

Thankyou so much my LORD!!!!!!!!:worship::worship:

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

MalwareDie
05-01-2009, 07:01 PM
I think I would rather see Djoker's ego implode rather than seeing Roger lose to Mugboar again.

crude oil
05-02-2009, 06:21 AM
big match tomorrow.

djoker will be very tough. roger will play well but he still may lose.

Daniel
05-02-2009, 08:15 AM
Go Roger, beat that djokovic

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

didadida
05-02-2009, 08:30 AM
Allezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

SUKTUEN
05-02-2009, 09:13 AM
GOD Please Bless Roger play his best tennis today!!

Allez Roger!!!!:worship::worship::bounce:

Ivanatis
05-02-2009, 10:29 AM
please beat him this time :scared:

trickcy
05-02-2009, 11:35 AM
Hopp Rogi :bounce: