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fnuf7
06-22-2009, 12:53 PM
I think Roger is just a big old fan of the tiebreak...he loves playing them so much he doesn't want to break too often.

didadida
06-22-2009, 12:54 PM
i love GRASS :inlove::inlove:

Rita
06-22-2009, 12:54 PM
many ufs
but it is still his first match on grass
yeah true.
Just hopes he wins the first set to put the pressure away.

fnuf7
06-22-2009, 12:56 PM
Is anyone else getting the impression that the crowd is a little anti-Roger? Very muted applause when he hits a winner or wins a game, but big cheers for Lu. I'm wondering if it's not so much the cheering for the underdog thing as the Murray controversy? :rolleyes:



That's our Roger :hearts:

I saw a few signs about missing Rafa etc so I think the atmosphere in general is a little muted, not anti-Roger as such. Plus you do have to factor in the fact that probably Murray is the crowd favourite this time & he's likely to do very well this year so the crowd want & expect Murray to do well so maybe don't really want Roger to do so well. That said I think the crowd will warm up again to Roger once he gets going & playing his magic.

didadida
06-22-2009, 12:57 PM
first set Roger
7-5

didadida
06-22-2009, 12:58 PM
C'mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmon

Rita
06-22-2009, 01:00 PM
Allez :bounce:
please sail in the next two :cool:

Mrs. B
06-22-2009, 01:01 PM
time now to step on the gas!!! No mercy! :devil:

HOPP!!!

Rita
06-22-2009, 01:06 PM
early break :eek: he knows how to break :eek: :p
Hold :armed:

didadida
06-22-2009, 01:06 PM
he is playing freely right now
c'mon Rogiiiiiiiiiiiiii

trickcy
06-22-2009, 01:08 PM
Hey everybody :wavey:
That first set was quite entertaining :cool:
Hopp Roger :bounce:

lina_seta
06-22-2009, 01:09 PM
time to sailll

Nymeria
06-22-2009, 01:10 PM
Hey all :wavey:

Managed to leave my work 3 hours earlier, I didn't tell them I did work that fast today because I wanted to watch Rogers first round :angel:

I enjoy the way he plays now, go Roger :bounce:

didadida
06-22-2009, 01:11 PM
what a passing brilliant stuff

didadida
06-22-2009, 01:14 PM
Hey all :wavey:

Managed to leave my work 3 hours earlier, I didn't tell them I did work that fast today because I wanted to watch Rogers first round :angel:

I enjoy the way he plays now, go Roger :bounce:

Yvo HIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :wavey:
yeah he is playing good today i miss him in white :devil:

Rita
06-22-2009, 01:17 PM
Lekha, Yvo :wavey:

Rita
06-22-2009, 01:18 PM
Amazing point :eek: :hearts:

Nymeria
06-22-2009, 01:19 PM
Yvo HIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :wavey:
yeah he is playing good today i miss him in white :devil:

Donna :hug:


Yeah, a nice warming up round for him. Strange, I had to get used to see the game on grass :scratch: It's strange because I've been to both Halle and 's Hertogenbosch tournament, so I should be used to the surface by now :lol: But Roger on grass is just great, esp. in white indeed :)


me no likes breakpoints on Roger serve... phew, back to Deuce :)

Nymeria
06-22-2009, 01:19 PM
Wow great point :worship:

Obey.my.dreamz
06-22-2009, 01:21 PM
is it just me or ur also totally relaxes? even when lu was 1 break up in 1st set ? totally relaxed :D

trickcy
06-22-2009, 01:22 PM
Yvo, Donna, Rita :hug:

What a point :worship:

Nymeria
06-22-2009, 01:24 PM
is it just me or ur also totally relaxes? even when lu was 1 break up in 1st set ? totally relaxed :D

I think you might be great, I like it?!

Nice game to set win :) Rogi :dance:

Mrs. B
06-22-2009, 01:26 PM
one more set... wrap it up, Roger! :bounce: HOPP!!!

didadida
06-22-2009, 01:26 PM
Yvo, Donna, Rita :hug:

What a point :worship:

Lekha :wavey:
enjoying the match so far ;):D

didadida
06-22-2009, 01:28 PM
one more set... wrap it up, Roger! :bounce: HOPP!!!

Eva :wavey:
how are you?

Mrs. B
06-22-2009, 01:28 PM
Eva :wavey:
how are you?

hey, Donna! am good! you too? :wavey:

Hello to all the Fed fans here! :wavey:
Did anyone see that red tshirt the guy wore checking the Slams he won and where? cool.

kinski76
06-22-2009, 01:29 PM
For being an opening match, this is actually pretty watchable. Few unforced errors, and both players serving well.

trickcy
06-22-2009, 01:33 PM
Hi Eva :wavey:

is it just me or ur also totally relaxes? even when lu was 1 break up in 1st set ? totally relaxed :D
Me too :D It's like so enjoyable with no pressure :D Now, at any rate :)


Lekha :wavey:
enjoying the match so far ;):D
Donna :hug: Yep, it's a pretty nice first round match :) I like Lu's tennis as well, so it's quite enjoyable. How about you?

didadida
06-22-2009, 01:33 PM
hey, Donna! am good! you too? :wavey:

Hello to all the Fed fans here! :wavey:
Did anyone see that red tshirt the guy wore checking the Slams he won and where? cool.

im great dear :D

Nymeria
06-22-2009, 01:34 PM
hey, Donna! am good! you too? :wavey:

Hello to all the Fed fans here! :wavey:
Did anyone see that red tshirt the guy wore checking the Slams he won and where? cool.

Eva :hug: Hello to you too!

Yep I noticed the shirt of that guy as well :)


Oh and I just gotta say again, I love Roger in white on grass :hearts: I hope I am lucky and will be able to watch all his matches, just because it is this lovely to see :)

didadida
06-22-2009, 01:35 PM
Hi Eva :wavey:


Me too :D It's like so enjoyable with no pressure :D Now, at any rate :)



Donna :hug: Yep, it's a pretty nice first round match :) I like Lu's tennis as well, so it's quite enjoyable. How about you?

im great ;)
yeah me too i enjoy his tennis so much he is very talented :D

Mrs. B
06-22-2009, 01:41 PM
Lekha, Yvo :wavey:

Roger's opponent is tenacious, wouldn't go away like that. and i was telling my work colleague he'll get a bagel from Rogi :lol:

Rita
06-22-2009, 01:41 PM
Vamos Rogelio

didadida
06-22-2009, 01:42 PM
oh Eva i didnt notice your sig before i like it ,it is a real french kiss

lol

trickcy
06-22-2009, 01:47 PM
Whew.. Good that Roger is OK. I was worried there for a minute. Roger :hug:

Yeah Yvo, I agree. Roger in white on grass is just :hearts: :inlove: and also :worship: I first watched him at RG and while I liked him already, it was watching him play at CC here that I truly started following him and tennis. Awesome :yeah:

trickcy
06-22-2009, 01:53 PM
Beauty :hearts:

great point to break :D
vamos Fedmug :hearts:
:lol: :awww: :lol:

Rita
06-22-2009, 01:53 PM
great point to break :D
vamos Fedmug :hearts:

Mrs. B
06-22-2009, 01:53 PM
Let's go Roger, Let's Go! :bounce: :bounce:

Nymeria
06-22-2009, 01:56 PM
Yeah Yvo, I agree. Roger in white on grass is just :hearts: :inlove: and also :worship: I first watched him at RG and while I liked him already, it was watching him play at CC here that I truly started following him and tennis. Awesome :yeah:

True, anywhere Roger is special, but in white on grass, is just the best :hearts:
(I became a fan rightaway, even while it was a non interesting hardcourt tournament where I saw him first :p)

Great first round, well done Rogi :yeah:

Rita
06-22-2009, 01:58 PM
:bigclap:
keep going

Mrs. B
06-22-2009, 01:58 PM
He's got it! :banana:

Well done, Champ!!! :yeah:

trickcy
06-22-2009, 02:00 PM
True, anywhere Roger is special, but in white on grass, is just the best :hearts:
(I became a fan rightaway, even while it was a non interesting hardcourt tournament where I saw him first :p)

Great first round, well done Rogi :yeah:
That's great :yeah: I really really wish I had started following tennis before :awww: It's kind of funny, I used to play badminton and tennis but never watched either :cuckoo:
Nice :yeah:


GSM Fed :woohoo:

Second round :bounce:

xohxmyx
06-22-2009, 02:03 PM
do you know what sucks?
delayed matches :(
do you know what doesnt suck?
Federer on grass in white wearing a waistcoat! now that is pure class!:drool:

Mrs. B
06-22-2009, 02:05 PM
do you know what sucks?
delayed matches :(
do you know what doesnt suck?
Federer on grass in white wearing a waistcoat! now that is pure class!:drool:

the way he threw it on the chair though didn't look like he felt comfortable wearing it while warming up. :lol:

heck, Roger can wear a kilt next time and he will still look good on court! :p

but agree with the girls here, he looks great just in white! :cool:

juninhOH
06-22-2009, 02:14 PM
great start :D

didadida
06-22-2009, 02:16 PM
lets change the thread name to ROGER IN WHITE CHEERING THREAD ALLEZ ;):worship:

mangoes
06-22-2009, 02:17 PM
Nice start to this tournament:D 1 down, 6 to go.

Otherwise, I don't care too much for this jacket :lol: :lol: :lol:

Fed Express
06-22-2009, 03:00 PM
Added Federer - Lu pictures here:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=8752174

SUKTUEN
06-22-2009, 03:38 PM
Thankyou so much my GOD!!!!!!!!!

Congrat Roger!!!!!!:worship:

nobama
06-22-2009, 03:48 PM
loved that shot around the netpost. :eek:

robinhood
06-22-2009, 04:19 PM
Nice start to this tournament:D 1 down, 6 to go.

Otherwise, I don't care too much for this jacket :lol: :lol: :lol:

You are not the only one.
I thought the jacket and the gold bag (ugh ugh ugh) were too much.
And then there was a waistcoat.... :o:o:o

Am I the only one who thinks this get-up thing is getting out of hand?
He's already one of the most accomplished champions on this lawn, he doesn't need a costume to remind people of that.

Man, at least lose the gold!! :mad:

Rita
06-22-2009, 04:37 PM
i think the whole outfit is quite useless since he doesnt even play in them and it looked quite uncomfortable to warm up in :lol: so what's the point ? :lol:
But then again idk since the actual outfit he's playing in is quite nice. The jacket is nice as well. Should have been just the jacket, the rest is just meh.
But its always great the see everyone going crazy over what he wears :smoke:

Obey.my.dreamz
06-22-2009, 04:41 PM
after 2007, he can't just come to the matches in shirt and shorts only.. :) he created a legacy :))
how about murray or novak? i was asleep haven't seen how novak entered the room ^^ but i dont think he had any sweater since his tshirt has no collar ?

oneandonlyhsn
06-22-2009, 05:17 PM
Blah none of my channels is covering wimby this year :bigcry: Glad to see he is through comfortably

didadida
06-22-2009, 05:21 PM
R Federer - 22 June 2009
Monday, 22 June 2009


Monday, 22 June 2009

Q. Is it every bit as special to walk out there another year, even if you're not officially the defending champion?

ROGER FEDERER: Uhm, yeah, it is very special. It will always remain this way, you know. It's a very privileged spot, you know, Monday, 1: 00 p.m., so of course I feel honored.

I know that Rafa deserves it obviously more than I do this year. But somebody had to do it, so I'm very happy that they chose me, of course. Yeah, gets your heart beating, that's for sure.


Q. If you had a chance to tell Rafa what he missed in terms of playing on that brand‑new court, what would you tell him?

ROGER FEDERER: No, it's just being the first guy out on Centre Court, you know. Of course, there's been exhibition matches, you know, to test the roof and stuff, but it's not the same. I think it's already excitement when actually matches start at 12:00 or when the gates open at 10:00, it is, or 10:30. So when the people start coming into the grounds, it's just very special moments, you know. Obviously also the one when the first players walk out on Centre Court.

I mean, he's been part of incredible big matches, you know. Of course he wouldn't have a problem handling it, but it's still something he might obviously regret as well a little bit. That made his decision so difficult, I'm sure, as well.


Q. What about the feel of a perfect court that never has been played on before?

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I mean, when you get here early, too, you play on many great other grass courts, too. So, I mean, you can relate a little bit to it.

But it's just like the atmosphere out on Centre Court, you know, it's so different to Paris, for instance, or so different to what we just went through, the whole clay court season. It's just such a ‑‑ it's just different, you know. You've got to live through it to really be able to talk about it.


Q. There were times during your match today when I was reminded of an essay by the late American author, David Foster Wallace. It's called, Roger Federer as Religious Experience. I'm wondering if you have heard of this essay, read it, or what you think of it?

ROGER FEDERER: Sure, I remember his piece. I remember doing the interview here on the grounds up on the grass. I had a funny feeling walking out of the interview. I wasn't sure what was going to come out of it, because I didn't know exactly what direction he was going to go.

The piece was obviously fantastic. You know, yeah, it's completely different to what I've read in the past about me anyway.


Q. Can you make some comments on Lu's game?

ROGER FEDERER: I mean, I thought he played excellent, you know. He's a wonderful player. He has got a nice forehand, a nice backhand, very sound game all around. He's good all around. Seems like can he play well, especially on the quicker courts, hard courts and grass courts.

I knew the danger today. He's beaten good players in the past. I knew that as well, too, obviously. That was a tough first set. He actually remained tough throughout the match, which was good to see, in a way.


Q. What did you think of what it looks like now with the white roof there in place? Was there any part of you that secretly thought, Maybe I'd like to see what it looks like closed?

ROGER FEDERER: Uhm, well, sure. I mean, I guess the moment will come that I'll play indoors here, as well, you know. But you don't really hope for it during the match. Maybe before it's kind of nice so you play the whole match in the same way.

When I changed to, you know, not the Royal Box end, but the other end, and I saw the structure for the first time, because this is really where it stands out the most, it was different, you know.

But, you know, I've played in different Wimbledon Centre Court stadiums in the past few years now. Ones that didn't have a roof, ones that had the roof. I've been through all of those, but this one felt very much at home again. It felt great. It looks good, too, I think.


Q. Do you ever feel that you don't get as much credit as you deserve for making it as deep into tournaments as you do, not necessarily winning the tournaments, but winning these early‑round matches that some might take for granted?

ROGER FEDERER: Uhm, not really. I mean, I think I get the respect I deserve, you know, and people know ‑‑ I hope at least they know how hard it is and difficult to play against all these guys.

Because you have a little slip here or there, you know, or you don't play maybe as well on those important points, you see how good all these guys are, like Lu for instance today. Makes it hard, you know, to win all the time.

But, you know, I think people are okay with it. Maybe there was a time in 2006, 2007 where people just thought everything's easy, but it never is. It might look easy, but it's not.


Q. What is the mental challenge of these early‑round matches for you?

ROGER FEDERER: Well, the first one is different, obviously, to, let's say, round two, three and four. First one you hopefully want to get off to a good start, get it out of the way, find your way into the tournament, get the atmosphere, you know, of a tournament.

Once you're in it, I think things kind of are just a little bit easier just because you've been able to watch a few matches, your mind's right in the tournament; whereas before you're trying to be in it. It can be over quickly. I mean, thank God it hasn't happened in a long, long time that I've lost in the first round of a slam.

But it's not so easy, and then you've got to stay concentrated for a long time. Two, three weeks is a long time.


Q. You spoke about the difference between the Roland Garros clay court crowd and the crowd here, the difference in that feeling. Could you talk about the difference in the feeling? Are you more comfortable here in front of this crowd?

ROGER FEDERER: Well, I mean, obviously it's fun playing in front of a crowd that's so respectful towards, you know, every point you play. If it's an error, you know, they don't like to really applause it too much. If it's a great point, then they really come out, you know; whereas in other places, you know, it's all about a good atmosphere, waiting for that big moment to happen, you know, just building it up slowly, you know.

That's what I like also about the US Open, for instance, or the Australian Open. You have day sessions and night sessions that make it very different atmospheres.

Honestly, I don't know which one I prefer the most. I think the change is good, you know. Because if every single tournament had the same atmosphere, that would be a little bit boring, you know.

But it's not the case. Every country has different cultures, so it means different atmosphere, different people sitting there. Sometimes they're younger; sometimes they're older. That also changes the atmosphere a bit.

Obviously here you have no music on the court, whereas in America you have a lot of music, even publicity. It's different, you know. I like that.


Q. Since you had no grass court warmup tournament like usual, did it make today any different for you?

ROGER FEDERER: It's funny, I actually didn't even think about it I didn't have a grass court match yet this year. It's something I completely forgot about. I just felt good in practice the last few days.

I had some good practice matches, you know, with Safin and Youzhny and Wawrinka. Some good quality players. I felt like I was, you know, in good shape for my first round. That's what I remembered, not if I did play a tournament or not before.

But actually I'm very happy with my first round. I thought it was a very solid performance, because that's what it took today against Lu.


Q. As the champion two years ago, you set an unofficial record for the length of time you graciously took all the media requests for interviews and were here late into the night. It seems like you did that at the French this past year. What makes you feel compelled to be gracious that way, to fulfill those requests to this point more than anyone else has done that?

ROGER FEDERER: Well, I guess it already starts that I speak a few different languages, you know. Then you have the papers, the radios, the magazines and whatever, you know. It ends up being a lot.

But, honestly, especially after I've won a tournament or if I think it's a big match, there is something, you know, that needs information, I don't mind giving time, you know. Half an hour more, one hour more sometimes, it's not the end of the world for me, you know.

I like to tell a good story. If it's ‑‑ the spectators who were in the stadium or there are people that couldn't be there, at least get something good to read about or to hear about.

I guess I was anyway well‑educated in this regard. I just think that it's important to take that time. It's part of tennis today, and I guess with the different languages, you know, that's something different, too, than what has been in the past with other No. 1's in the world who always had one or maximum two languages. That's changed obviously with me coming around.

I've always enjoyed it. It's not the most fun part of the job, but I also have my good time.


Q. Last year wasn't as much fun?

ROGER FEDERER: It was a good year. I don't know what you saw.


Q. Last year at the finals here is what I meant.

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, you lose, you leave. It's pretty simple. You don't want to hang around (smiling).


Q. Did you feel any nerves at all today coming into this tournament after the French? Is there a sense that history is behind you propelling you rather than in front of you?

ROGER FEDERER: I missed the question. I'm sorry.


Q. Did you feel any nerves today different than other years?

ROGER FEDERER: No.


Q. How was it different than other years you came on? Is there a sense after having won the French that history is behind you?

ROGER FEDERER: No, nothing to do with the whole history part here. Honestly, I felt the same ‑‑ this is six times I've done it now, opening Centre Court. I always pretty much felt the same. Or five times.

Just that first moment walking out, you know, visualizing, you know, what's gonna come walking down the corridor. Warming up for the first time here at Wimbledon, it's just sometimes not an easy thing to do. But it's a fun thing. It's what you dream about.

Yeah, so it's actually always felt the same. Then you forget about everything that's happened in the past, you, know. If you're a great champion or not, you just want to enjoy the moment and hopefully get off to a good start. You just put your head down.

So there's always nerves in every match, every first‑round match at Wimbledon, I would say.


Q. When is the baby due?

ROGER FEDERER: I'm not saying. It's a pity we're moving on with language right now. So sorry (smiling).


Q. The one thing you haven't told is when the baby is due.

ROGER FEDERER: Well, I won't tell you.


Q. Is it going to be this fortnight?

ROGER FEDERER: What did I just say? I'm going to repeat myself: I'm not going to tell you (smiling).



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MalwareDie
06-22-2009, 05:36 PM
Solid play from Roger. It's too bad that Wimbledon is still slow. Saying that the court speed was faster than it had been for nearly a decade was a load of rubbish.

Obey.my.dreamz
06-22-2009, 05:37 PM
What did I just say? I'm going to repeat myself: I'm not going to tell you (smiling).
Don't piss off Mr.Tennis,.. he'll eat ur head of ^^

trickcy
06-22-2009, 05:37 PM
Q. When is the baby due?

ROGER FEDERER: I'm not saying. It's a pity we're moving on with language right now. So sorry (smiling).


Q. The one thing you haven't told is when the baby is due.

ROGER FEDERER: Well, I won't tell you.


Q. Is it going to be this fortnight?

ROGER FEDERER: What did I just say? I'm going to repeat myself: I'm not going to tell you (smiling).




:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

:lol: I can imagine him telling that to his kids or something : No, what did I just say? :lol:

Obey.my.dreamz
06-22-2009, 05:51 PM
but daddy roger,.. can we play virtua tennis on PC ,..
-What did i just said? NO . Go do ur homework!! Don't make me call ur mother ! heh

didadida
06-22-2009, 05:54 PM
:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

:lol: I can imagine him telling that to his kids or something : No, what did I just say? :lol:

:lol::lol:

recessional
06-22-2009, 06:00 PM
:kiss: to Roger for playing such a long first set, so that I could get home in time to watch the second and third set. :D :hearts: That netpole point... so gorgeous. :inlove:

Wait, so he wore something underneath his military jacket, as well? Hopefully they'll show it during the highlights tonight... I don't want to google it. :awww:

Minnie
06-22-2009, 07:05 PM
I agree that this outfit wearing is getting a bit much ... and I was quite surprised that Roger agreed to do it this year due to the fact that he's not the defending champ (I didn't think it was appropriate). But I suppose Nike have got him into this and something tells me Roger loves the attention it gets.

For what its worth, I love the pants, and the waistcoat (but then I've always loved tall slim guys in waistcoats and Roger has just the figure for them). But the jacket? No way - not for me. Actually if I'm honest, I hated it :rolleyes:

nobama
06-22-2009, 07:35 PM
As long as Roger keeps winning matches I could care less what he walks out on court in. :lol:

As far as not being appropriate. The guy is a 14 time slam champion, 5 time Wimbledon champion. If much lesser players (esp some of the women) can have special outfits, why not Roger? Plus I think people are so used to it they expect it, or are over it and don't much care.

nobama
06-22-2009, 07:37 PM
:kiss: to Roger for playing such a long first set, so that I could get home in time to watch the second and third set. :D :hearts: That netpole point... so gorgeous. :inlove:

Wait, so he wore something underneath his military jacket, as well? Hopefully they'll show it during the highlights tonight... I don't want to google it. :awww:

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0gymg8b3tZ5LR/650x.jpg

recessional
06-22-2009, 07:51 PM
I actually meant I wanted to be surprised by the highlights today when I said I didn't want to google. :p It's okay, though, I already gave in to my curiosity. :o

The waistcoat is hot :hearts:... I think. I mean, it's classy and he definitely doesn't look bad in it, but I'm not sure how I feel about it yet. I thought the jacket looked great on him in the picture he posted on his Facebook, but judging by the on-court pictures, it seemed to be too big for him? Or maybe I'm just imagining things.

Definitely not a fan of the bag. Too much flashy gold. :ras: I don't care if people thought it was for women, bring back the Wimbly 07 bag! :hearts:

nobama
06-22-2009, 08:35 PM
If you want to be surprised by anything you need to stay off the net. :lol:

recessional
06-22-2009, 09:06 PM
:speakles: That's like asking a gamer to stay away from his game console. Impossible. :awww: Man, I'm such an internet addict, it's not even funny. :tape: :sobbing:

Corey Feldman
06-22-2009, 09:06 PM
really liked how he played today :yeah:

juninhOH
06-22-2009, 09:25 PM
Jesus thats a ridiculous outfit! I didn't realize he was wearing a waistcoat rofl!!!

JediFed
06-22-2009, 09:26 PM
I have a waistcoat. :)

That's such an awesome outfit. I agree, one day he will show up with a top hat and all. :D

Corey Feldman
06-22-2009, 09:31 PM
i liked the waistcoat, so did Johnny Mac in the bbc booth!

Raquel
06-22-2009, 09:34 PM
Well done Roger :D

recessional
06-22-2009, 09:35 PM
I think he maybe should've gone with either the military jacket or the waistcoat. Not both.

But then again, I might change my mind again in a few days and declare this my favourite Fed outfit ever. Who knows. I'm pretty fickle. :'D

nobama
06-22-2009, 10:21 PM
Yeah the waistcoat doesn't really go with the military style jacket I liked it though. Very classy.

Dini
06-22-2009, 10:26 PM
Went to Wimbledon, but didn't get centre court tickets :sad:...it was too late for that. Anyway I'll talk more about my day in a report. :p

Didn't see the match as a result and only came back home now. First off I think this whole outfit thing is just too much. Just stick to shorts and t-shirt with a normal zip up jacket and a belt will you Fed? :sobbing: I don't mind the gold colourscheme I actually love that, but waistcoat AND jacket thingy AND trousers AND gold purse thing? :o

Oh my, got so much catching up to do. :lol:

Sapeod
06-22-2009, 10:46 PM
Well done Fed. Easy straight sets win against Loo and we're against GGL next. Easy :yeah:

Dini
06-22-2009, 10:47 PM
Loo :tape: :o

Sapeod
06-22-2009, 10:48 PM
Loo :tape: :o
:D

recessional
06-23-2009, 12:21 AM
Went to Wimbledon, but didn't get centre court tickets :sad:...it was too late for that. Anyway I'll talk more about my day in a report. :p

Didn't see the match as a result and only came back home now. First off I think this whole outfit thing is just too much. Just stick to shorts and t-shirt with a normal zip up jacket and a belt will you Fed? :sobbing: I don't mind the gold colourscheme I actually love that, but waistcoat AND jacket thingy AND trousers AND gold purse thing? :o

Oh my, got so much catching up to do. :lol:

Sorry you didn't get to see Fed, Nadine. :hug: But I'm assuming you had a great time, anyways? Considering it's Wimbledon and all. :D Did you go alone, by the way, or with family/friends?

re: bolded part: I keep seeing people calling Fed's bag a purse, which... kind of confuses me, to be honest. Maybe it's because English isn't my native language, but I always thought a purse was a small handbag for women? Fed's bag looks like a sports bag to me, even if it is suspiciously fashionable or would be fashionable, were it not for the tacky-looking gold parts :|.

Loo :tape: :o

:D

:spit:

Dini
06-23-2009, 12:27 AM
Yeah I've confused myself regarding that matter too. :tape:

A man bag = murse, (I think :unsure:) hence why I used the term purse. :p I know it's a big sports bag and not a purse (wallet in English) but you get the idea. :lol:

recessional
06-23-2009, 12:34 AM
...Murse. :tape:

It's not just you, though - I mean, I've seen people refer to it as a purse everywhere, not just on MTF. The Wimby 2007 bag was also called a purse. I guess for a lot of people feminine-looking and pretty bag = purse? :p (Not that this year's bag is pretty. :tape:)

Dini
06-23-2009, 12:39 AM
:lol: I don't know. I mean I think there's too much gold in the "bag" (:p) making me think automatically it's a purse somehow. :scratch: :tape:

Anyway, I think too much has been made into this. Fed is comfy with what he does on court and isn't afraid to show that he wants to be different and look different. It does take a brave man to wear all that onto court. :p I don't personally like all that is going on, would have preferred just one acessory or none at all (but belt has to be there! :drool:). All that matters in the end is the tennis and he realises that too obviously as he takes them off before he plays the first point. ;)

mangoes
06-23-2009, 12:41 AM
I think the Vest should have been enough........a classy touch suiting Wimbledon. But, the coat, in addition to the vest, was simply too much:o And the ManPurse:o :o :o

recessional
06-23-2009, 12:59 AM
:lol: I don't know. I mean I think there's too much gold in the "bag" (:p) making me think automatically it's a purse somehow. :scratch: :tape:

Anyway, I think too much has been made into this. Fed is comfy with what he does on court and isn't afraid to show that he wants to be different and look different. It does take a brave man to wear all that onto court. :p I don't personally like all that is going on, would have preferred just one acessory or none at all (but belt has to be there! :drool:). All that matters in the end is the tennis and he realises that too obviously as he takes them off before he plays the first point. ;)

...I just imagined him playing in that full outfit. Um. :tape:

But yes, I do agree that there's too much fuss about his outfit. (I contributed, I admit. :lol: :tape:) It's as though that outfit has become more important than his tennis, which is such a shame because he played so well today, there were some really gorgeous points. :drool: :hearts: Now, I won't lie and say that the outfit doesn't bother me (I'm still torn, I can't seem to make up my mind on what I think of the outfit, which is just annoying the hell out of me), but hey, if he likes it... :p He does need the belt, though. His belts are :hearts:

Also, if IFFFFFF he wins Wimbledon, no one will even care about the outfit anymore. He could wear Rafa's pink/yellow shirt for the ceremony and people would still be like, "Yay, 15th!" instead of focusing on the shirt. :D (And by the way, yes, I do think that shirt is worse than Fed's outfit... the brightness hurts my eyes. :awww:)

edit: and I'm going to shut up about his outfit now. Seriously. Hopefully.

Dini
06-23-2009, 01:15 AM
I have the same problem, kinda. :lol: I'm not torn though, I've pretty much decided that I don't like the waistcoat and the murse. :( The jacket by itself seemed like a cool idea initially; not too much not too little with a modern twist. :yeah:

We're still talking about it! :rolls: banghead:

recessional
06-23-2009, 01:22 AM
I just edited my post with a "won't talk about it anymore!" before I saw your post. :lol:

jwoodrx
06-23-2009, 01:45 AM
Well this is a good sign; nobody is worried about Roger's form just his outfit.:D

nobama
06-23-2009, 02:42 AM
A lot of :retard: people on MTF. So straight men can't be into fashion? Clearly Roger is doing this for fun and it's not to be taken seriously. And Roger's had "man bags" at the slams for years now, so why it still makes news is beyond me. But if his attire is all people can bitch about then I'm a happy camper, beceause that means tennis wise he's playing well. :D

Rommella
06-23-2009, 03:19 AM
I think Nike basically achieved what they wanted -- a great deal of publicity and attention, the style police be damned. It's all about branding. Geez, there is more talk on Roger's outfit than anything else. His outfit got more coverage than either Maria's or Serena's.

trickcy
06-23-2009, 04:59 AM
really liked how he played today :yeah:
Mikey :eek: Wow, Fed must have played well then :D


About Fed's outfit, I think either the jacket or the waistcoat (it's also called a vest, isn't it? :scratch: ) would be nice. Both of them were a bit over the top, I guess :tape: One would have done nicely. As for the er.. purse/murse(:spit:)/whatever, remove the shiny disastrous part, and it would have been fine. :)

But on the whole, as long as his outfit is the only thing people get to complain about (like me :lol:) then I'm fine with it. He must be playing pretty good then, eh?
Anyway, GL against GGL Roger :D :bounce:

Pepi.
06-23-2009, 08:43 AM
nice start Roger :yeah:

I loved his outfit :hearts:

Mrs. B
06-23-2009, 09:27 AM
I think he maybe should've gone with either the military jacket or the waistcoat. Not both.

I think the Vest should have been enough........a classy touch suiting Wimbledon. But, the coat, in addition to the vest, was simply too much And the ManPurse:o

agree that the combo of the modern jacket and classic vest is a little too much.
but that gold thingy bag has to go. NIKE :smash:

nobama
06-23-2009, 11:01 AM
I think Nike basically achieved what they wanted -- a great deal of publicity and attention, the style police be damned. It's all about branding. Geez, there is more talk on Roger's outfit than anything else. His outfit got more coverage than either Maria's or Serena's.Exactly.

nobama
06-23-2009, 11:06 AM
BTW, Nike is launching a special site for Roger tomorrow (24th). The site is www.niketennis.com/rf

Roger Federer XV: Tomorrow, the folks at Nike are launching a special site to commemorate Roger Federer’s 14 major titles and his potential 15th here at Wimbledon 2009.

For geeks, the site will feature an interactive display of info about Roger’s 14 slams.

For fans, the most important feature is the ability to send Roger their love via the site or through Twitter (#goroger). These messages can also be shared on Facebook via Facebook Connect. The site will have a centralized image that will be constructed with a grid of boxes; each box will display a fan’s message to Roger.

http://i40.tinypic.com/x5b4a9.jpg

SUKTUEN
06-23-2009, 04:24 PM
GOD Please Bless Roger play his wonderful tennis tomorrow!!

ALLEZZZZZZZZZZZZ Roger!!!!!!!!!:worship:

lunahielo
06-23-2009, 04:57 PM
When does Roger play again??

Rita
06-23-2009, 05:25 PM
Wednesday.
OOP isnt out yet.

lunahielo
06-23-2009, 06:34 PM
Wednesday.
OOP isnt out yet.

Thanks very much, Rita! :hug: :hug:

Luna

Corey Feldman
06-23-2009, 07:51 PM
Roger 2nd on CC tomo'row after a womans match

btw, i was watching Fed's little practise buddy, Levine, beating Marat and he has talent! expect more of him in the years :eek:

robinhood
06-23-2009, 08:31 PM
Any chance that garish ensemble will have been cremated before his match tomorrow?

Daniel
06-24-2009, 10:53 AM
Good luck in the 2R Roger vs GGL

:bounce: :bounce:

lunahielo
06-24-2009, 11:54 AM
Have a great match, Roger!! :bounce: :bounce:

Mrs. B
06-24-2009, 12:44 PM
Any chance that garish ensemble will have been cremated before his match tomorrow?

:lol:

GOOD LUCK, TODAY. ROGER!!!! :bounce:

Corey Feldman
06-24-2009, 01:10 PM
its annoying me how there seems to be alot of slipping ive seen on these courts, that might be Roger's biggest danger :scared:

trickcy
06-24-2009, 01:26 PM
Any chance that garish ensemble will have been cremated before his match tomorrow?
:lol: Nope, none whatsoever :awww: :lol:


its annoying me how there seems to be alot of slipping ive seen on these courts, that might be Roger's biggest danger :scared:
He fell in the first match, and for a second I thought it was a bad fall, but then he seemed OK :yeah: Well, the grass is slippery in the beginning, isn't it?
Hopp Roger :bounce:

didadida
06-24-2009, 02:03 PM
Alleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez

recessional
06-24-2009, 02:21 PM
:spit: :spit: :spit:

BBC just discussed the grunting and shrieking, after which they showed a bit of Azarenka's match and the British crowd actually IMITATED her shrieking. Even though I didn't mind because UGH Azarenka :ras:, that has got to be worse than what the French crowd did (which was basically just cheering). :lol: :o

SUKTUEN
06-24-2009, 02:32 PM
GOD Please Bless Roger play his wonderful tennis today!!!!!!

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

Dini
06-24-2009, 02:33 PM
He's dumped the jacket and trousers! :speakles:

recessional
06-24-2009, 02:35 PM
the waistcoat looks so much better in combination with shorts :hearts: :hearts:

Dini
06-24-2009, 02:36 PM
Man he looks so gorgeous. :inlove:

Dini
06-24-2009, 02:43 PM
C'mon Feddie.

Dini
06-24-2009, 02:47 PM
Good Hold. :D

trickcy
06-24-2009, 02:47 PM
FH :drool:

trickcy
06-24-2009, 02:48 PM
:spit: :spit: :spit:

BBC just discussed the grunting and shrieking, after which they showed a bit of Azarenka's match and the British crowd actually IMITATED her shrieking. Even though I didn't mind because UGH Azarenka :ras:, that has got to be worse than what the French crowd did (which was basically just cheering). :lol: :o
:lol: But the French crowd is stupid, no? :angel:

He's dumped the jacket and trousers! :speakles:
:speakles: He looks :drool: though.

the waistcoat looks so much better in combination with shorts :hearts: :hearts:
Yep :hearts: :hearts:

Hopp Fed :bounce:

recessional
06-24-2009, 02:50 PM
breakpoints :D

magnoliaewan
06-24-2009, 02:51 PM
I'm soooo pissed at ESPN/TSN. They're showing Serena on 1 channel and a rerun of Fish on another channel. Who fucking cares? I swear, how can they not show the top seed? Ugghhhh!

trickcy
06-24-2009, 02:51 PM
Breaks :D

Starsports showing Sania Mirza :( I want to watch RF :bigcry:

Dini
06-24-2009, 02:51 PM
And he breaks! :hearts:

didadida
06-24-2009, 02:52 PM
an early break
Allez

trickcy
06-24-2009, 02:54 PM
Roger :tape: That ball landed right under your nose :tape:

didadida
06-24-2009, 02:54 PM
Lopez is playing good

didadida
06-24-2009, 02:57 PM
he is still yhe best player in the world in challenging :p:devil:

didadida
06-24-2009, 02:58 PM
4-1

Dini
06-24-2009, 03:00 PM
His challenges are awesome! :drool:

What do you reckon guys? If you got a ranking for successful challenges what would Fed's ranking be? #278? :sobbing:

trickcy
06-24-2009, 03:00 PM
His challenges are awesome! :drool:

What do you reckon guys? If you got a ranking for successful challenges what would Fed's ranking be? #278? :sobbing:
At the very least :tape:
No chance of EVER being seeded :D


Fed on my TV screen :D :bounce: :woohoo: :hearts:

lina_seta
06-24-2009, 03:01 PM
no chance for GGL here
the first set is gonna go real fast

recessional
06-24-2009, 03:03 PM
The funny thing is, the commentators here actually said his challenges were often correct. :tape: :o

juninhOH
06-24-2009, 03:03 PM
didnt he enter with the full outfit today?

recessional
06-24-2009, 03:04 PM
aw, no breadstick? :awww:

didadida
06-24-2009, 03:06 PM
first DF and no ace so far

didadida
06-24-2009, 03:07 PM
yep first ace

lina_seta
06-24-2009, 03:07 PM
cmon.... dont lapse out

serving for set is always nervous business for me

didadida
06-24-2009, 03:08 PM
what a beautiful point to finish the first set

trickcy
06-24-2009, 03:09 PM
First set Fed :D

didadida
06-24-2009, 03:09 PM
First set Fed :D

Lekha :wavey:

Corey Feldman
06-24-2009, 03:10 PM
cmon.... dont lapse out

serving for set is always nervous business for meits always ok when he is serving it out with a double break ;)

didadida
06-24-2009, 03:13 PM
love the sound of his roquet when he plays the forehand :drool::kiss:

recessional
06-24-2009, 03:15 PM
second df :ras:

recessional
06-24-2009, 03:19 PM
uh wtf

who yelled and what did they yell?

Swiss Mountain
06-24-2009, 03:22 PM
4 df for the spanish
accelerate Rog c'mon

Swiss Mountain
06-24-2009, 03:23 PM
what a passing!

juninhOH
06-24-2009, 03:37 PM
its like hes playing on automatic
so nice when his games are like this

lina_seta
06-24-2009, 03:37 PM
holy crap GGL getting a beating
roger is playing so well!

recessional
06-24-2009, 03:39 PM
his backhand is so :drool:

didadida
06-24-2009, 03:41 PM
second set
first serve points won 100%
2nd serve points won 17%

trickcy
06-24-2009, 03:47 PM
First serve points won 100 % :eek: :D :D

trickcy
06-24-2009, 03:48 PM
Early break :)

lina_seta
06-24-2009, 03:49 PM
lol no match here
he just broke again in final set

didadida
06-24-2009, 03:52 PM
finally a good challenge from Fed

Corey Feldman
06-24-2009, 03:52 PM
6-2 6-2 3-1

IMO GG.Lopez can still comeback and wins this match i fear

didadida
06-24-2009, 03:54 PM
6-2 6-2 3-1

IMO GG.Lopez can still comeback and wins this match i fear

:lol:

trickcy
06-24-2009, 03:55 PM
Roger, please stop your Kamikazi net approaches, OK? Thanks :kiss:

lina_seta
06-24-2009, 04:08 PM
no double break? =( im disappointed

magnoliaewan
06-24-2009, 04:13 PM
Wooohooo!!! That was a rollover! Great practice match Feddie!

Nymeria
06-24-2009, 04:14 PM
Me likes to watch "relaxed roger" in white on grass matches :) Well done Rogi :yeah:

Mrs. B
06-24-2009, 04:16 PM
Me likes to watch "relaxed roger" in white on grass matches :) Well done Rogi :yeah:

plus one. and as he said, he played solid. :yeah:

Well done, Roger! :banana:

trickcy
06-24-2009, 04:16 PM
Nicely done, Roger :)

Waiting for either Ivo Minar or Kohli. :bounce:

Daniel
06-24-2009, 04:17 PM
Well done Roger :bigclap:

Obey.my.dreamz
06-24-2009, 05:18 PM
how is it so so so relaxing to watch his matches now.. i feel like i'd be relaxed even if he was a set down :) but its anyways great to see him dominate the all england club !

recessional
06-24-2009, 05:53 PM
Roger on BBC. Apparently out of the 42 matches he's won in Wimbledon, he's won 35 in straight sets. :D

Herdwick
06-24-2009, 05:56 PM
Terrific match today - from what I managed to see at work.

Lovely interview on BBC right now - so sane, so balanced and so natural. Bless.

trickcy
06-24-2009, 06:08 PM
R Federer - 24 June 2009
Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Q. Do you enjoy comfortable matches like that?

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah. Felt good, you know. I expected much harder because he's been playing well in Eastbourne it was. He reached the semis over there.

And I've played him twice before where I saw he has some, you know, good forehand and steady backhand. On grass, you never know, so...

I was quite surprised I was able to win so easily today.

Q. How are the courts playing? Have you noticed any difference between last year and this year?

ROGER FEDERER: No. They feel the same. I felt the difference between today and the other day. It was very humid on Monday, so it was very slippery, sort of wet. But today was perfect sunshine. Then it gets slippery because I guess it's so hot, so it's different.

But the courts play nice, you know. Very few bad bounces. So it's a beautiful court.

Q. No different to previous years?

ROGER FEDERER: I don't think so, no.

Q. They do change as the tournament goes on. Is that something you have to adjust to?

ROGER FEDERER: A little bit. Yeah, I was thinking that during the match today, that, you know, I came out today and felt quite different already to the first day. The courts get run down very quickly. Next time probably I'll see Centre Court again, it's got even more scars.

As you move on, it's the same thing. So it's quite a change. I mean, you don't have to adjust a whole lot. But there's definitely more bad bounces, you know, after a while, especially where the serving area is, you know. Maybe you play there later on in the tournament more often.

Q. What about the speed of the courts compared to the other years?

ROGER FEDERER: It feels the same. I think when it's humid like it was on Monday it feels quite slow, you know. Just the ball doesn't travel through the air so much. Maybe with the moist on the grass the ball gets just a bit fluffy. So maybe it feels a bit slower then.

But today, again, you know, it was good weather. The conditions are pretty quick. You know, it's hard to return. If you have an aggressive style of play, I mean, that's the way to play then.

Q. The weather has been great and the roof hasn't closed yet. Do you now start to feel that maybe you would like to see how it works, the effect of it?

ROGER FEDERER: Uhm, I mean, there will always be a right time for those kind of things, you know. But I guess it would be nice to start off a match, you know, right away under the roof instead of going off and coming back on.

But that belongs to Wimbledon. You know, I've done it so many times. I don't get bothered by it. But I'm definitely looking forward to my first time under the roof, you know. I don't know if it's gonna be this year. But I'll stick around and get an opportunity. We'll see.

Q. We notice today after many years Mirka wasn't in your box. Should we wait for some special announcement to be made sooner than expected, or not?

ROGER FEDERER: No, no, not really. She's just not feeling, you know, a hundred percent. She only felt 95%, so we decided it's better if she takes it easy instead of sitting in the sun maybe, feeling worse the next day.

It's important for her to rest. She's already feeling better, which is good.

Q. Is it still 10 August, more or less, the date?

ROGER FEDERER: I never said it. I don't know who told you, but... you can speculate as much as you want.

Q. Mirka told me.

ROGER FEDERER: Mirka told you? I'm sure she did (smiling).

Q. Inside information.

ROGER FEDERER: She invited you, too, didn't she?

Q. A question about your Facebook account. Do you actually update everything yourself there? Was it all fun? What made you do that, your Facebook account?

ROGER FEDERER: I didn't understand the question, I'm sorry.

Q. Do you update everything yourself there?

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah. I mean, obviously I have a person who helps me doing it, because I can't go all the time on it. But I try to update it, you know, as frequently as I can. It's a fun thing, really, you know, that's been a lot of pleasure lately.

Yeah, it's amazing how the fan base grows quickly, you know. So many fantastic fans, not only on Facebook. I think we're close to two million fans over there, and 250,000 fans on my own website.

So it's been nice, and I like to interact. They mean a lot to me, you know, that they support me so much ‑ maybe not only by Internet, but also the stadium, I can feel that. It's a way to thank them.

Q. What does Wimbledon mean to you?

ROGER FEDERER: A lot (smiling). Well, it's a wonderful tournament with incredible history. I feel very privileged having had the opportunity to play here as a tennis player. I think there's only a few tournaments in the world that do that to you. As a little boy, you want to play at.

For me, there was probably like three or four tournaments growing up, but always Wimbledon was the biggest dream and the biggest stage. So I feel already happy just having played here. But obviously winning it is even much more than I ever thought I would achieve here.

Q. There was a story in the papers this morning about yet another report of suspicious betting surrounding a tennis match, one played at Wimbledon this week. What are your views on the problem? Is this something you talk about in the locker room?

ROGER FEDERER: No, we don't talk about it in the locker room. But it's happened more frequently than we talk about it. You know, if it's happening or not, we are suspecting. We're not sure. But, of course, it has no place, you know, in tennis, those kind of things.

But it's hard to control. But I'm sure the ATP and the ITF, we're trying our best, you know, to catch those guys ‑ if there are any out there. I think we should have, you know, massive bans on those who get caught so they get really scared of doing it.

We talk about it in the Player Council, Player Board. Those are things definitely we're trying to fight, you know. We have a good setup, so we can't avoid that there are some funny results sometimes here and there. You know, that doesn't mean it's really happening.

Q. Is it tough to control, given the amount of players in the world game, the amount of information, flow of information about injuries to bookmakers?

ROGER FEDERER: Look, I don't know. I've never been approached. I never knew it existed until a few years ago when all of a sudden I heard about it. So I've been shocked, you know, to hear it.

Well, we always hope, you know, that the players also want the best for the sport. That's, at the end of the day, what it comes down to.

Q. I wonder if you had a chance to watch Andy Murray's match yesterday, and whether you were surprised that he lost a set to Robert Kendrick?

ROGER FEDERER: I saw a little bit. I didn't see too much. But, no, I mean, we know Kendrick can be very dangerous. So it's always possible for a guy to lose a set, especially on grass. If he serves well, plays the big points well, a set goes by pretty quickly, you know.

But he came through, so everything's under control for you guys (smiling).

Q. We haven't seen too many people that have held the No. 1 ranking for a long time. Can you talk about why you think that is, and what are the challenges to regaining that ranking?

ROGER FEDERER: The beginning was too fast?

Q. Very few people have held the No. 1 ranking for a long period of time, not like a week or two, that have lost it and been able to regain it. Why do you think that is?

ROGER FEDERER: Well, the thing is, I guess, depending what kind of tournaments you do win, you know, it stays in your ‑ how do you say ‑ system for a long time. And then if you don't have those big tournaments or they come around just right away after 365 days when it's about to fall off again, you don't stay No. 1 for very long.

So I guess to stay at the top for a very long time, you got to win a few of those big ones. If you only win ‑‑ still it's good to win just a couple of slams a year. But if you only win maybe one, you have sort of average results otherwise, you probably won't stay No. 1 for very long, because the big tournaments will come around and chase you, you know.

Q. How about physically and mentally reaching that mountaintop, losing it, trying to get back?

ROGER FEDERER: That, to me, doesn't seem the biggest problem. I just think then, you know, it's just hard to regain it because you've already had so much success. You can't have success for 20 years. You can play well for a long period of time, but can you always and always win again in the big tournaments? Because those are the ones that throw off most points.

That makes it hard, because you have guys that are on fire as well. Maybe if it's just for a year, they take away the No. 1 ranking just for a year.

Q. You played in the Olympics. A late report reviewed that the air pollution level in Beijing Olympics were three times worse than in recent Olympic cities. You were playing there. Did the air quality cause you any problem at all?

ROGER FEDERER: In Beijing?

Q. Yes.

ROGER FEDERER: I thought that one day where I practiced it was a bit funny, but I think that was also because it was a hundred percent humidity, which makes it hard already to breathe at 33 degrees.

Q. I mean the air quality instead of the weather.

ROGER FEDERER: No, it felt all right. I won in doubles, which is good, so...

I didn't feel any effect in doubles anyway.

Q. I have the feeling you're playing with a little bit more spin this year. Am I mistaken?

ROGER FEDERER: I think mistaken. Sorry to tell you (smiling).

NYCtennisfan
06-24-2009, 06:14 PM
This reminded me of the old Federer because he didn't play well at times and still dominated because he was so confident in his game. His inside-out FH from the middle of the court was really good, he was moving well to his FH until the final set, and he was really confident in his serve. He was taking maybe 3 seconds between serves (shortened from 5 seconds), something he does only when he's really confident.

Federer tried to be aggressive with the second serve return, but he just wasn't good at it, and it's a big reason why he doesn't use it in big matches. He makes errors when trying to be aggressive or he drops it short. His FH approaches in the last set and a half were not very good, but it didn't matter much.

recessional
06-24-2009, 06:45 PM
^^ He did say in an interview that he tried some things out in the third set, which may have led to him making more mistakes.

Q. Is it still 10 August, more or less, the date?

ROGER FEDERER: I never said it. I don't know who told you, but... you can speculate as much as you want.

Q. Mirka told me.

ROGER FEDERER: Mirka told you? I'm sure she did (smiling).

Q. Inside information.

ROGER FEDERER: She invited you, too, didn't she?

:lol: :lol:

Federerhingis
06-24-2009, 06:46 PM
This reminded me of the old Federer because he didn't play well at times and still dominated because he was so confident in his game. His inside-out FH from the middle of the court was really good, he was moving well to his FH until the final set, and he was really confident in his serve. He was taking maybe 3 seconds between serves (shortened from 5 seconds), something he does only when he's really confident.

Federer tried to be aggressive with the second serve return, but he just wasn't good at it, and it's a big reason why he doesn't use it in big matches. He makes errors when trying to be aggressive or he drops it short. His FH approaches in the last set and a half were not very good, but it didn't matter much.


That's awesome to read Alex, thanks for you always succint technical reports. :yeah: :wazzup: :wavey:

By the way some may get carried away, just because he's dominating or seems domineering early on, remember it's only the second round and opponents will only get stronger. It's awesome to see Roger playing with confidence and well, however don't get carried away. ;)

Howdy all. :bigwave: :wazzup:

NYCtennisfan
06-24-2009, 07:11 PM
That's awesome to read Alex, thanks for you always succint technical reports. :yeah: :wazzup: :wavey:

By the way some may get carried away, just because he's dominating or seems domineering early on, remember it's only the second round and opponents will only get stronger. It's awesome to see Roger playing with confidence and well, however don't get carried away. ;)

Howdy all. :bigwave: :wazzup:

Good point. Let's see what he does against Kohli who can hit back and put pressure on his opponent. Lu and GGL hit pretty well from the baseline, but they don't have a combination of good serve and quick strike ability to really threaten Federer.

Sapeod
06-24-2009, 08:05 PM
Good win today Roger :yeah: Now for Kohlschreiber :yeah:

Obey.my.dreamz
06-24-2009, 08:42 PM
^^ He did say in an interview that he tried some things out in the third set, which may have led to him making more mistakes.



:lol: :lol:

hehe cleaver guy that mr.tennis

btw i think they'll offer him more $$ than they did for angelina+brad baby's pics :D ( jk )

MrChopin
06-24-2009, 09:36 PM
Q. Is it still 10 August, more or less, the date?

ROGER FEDERER: I never said it. I don't know who told you, but... you can speculate as much as you want.

Q. Mirka told me.

ROGER FEDERER: Mirka told you? I'm sure she did (smiling).

Q. Inside information.

ROGER FEDERER: She invited you, too, didn't she?

:haha: :haha:

Pepi.
06-24-2009, 09:56 PM
Roger :yeah:

Dini
06-24-2009, 10:03 PM
I love your sig Pepi. :inlove:

crude oil
06-25-2009, 01:37 AM
i wouldnt worry too much about some of federer's net forays..i think he was just experimenting and playing around...when federer is playing loose and relaxed, his net game tends to suffer. but when he is concentrated, he can play great at net.

federer just looks and is playing confidently. serve, fh, bh looking solid right now and he is wasting no time running through his opponents like a freight train.

EternalxJourney
06-25-2009, 02:52 AM
Good luck next round, Rogi! One match at a time.

SUKTUEN
06-25-2009, 10:58 AM
Thankyou so much my GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congrat Roger!!!:worship:

lunahielo
06-25-2009, 02:10 PM
Keep up the great work, Roger!!!

recessional
06-25-2009, 05:49 PM
OOP for tomorrow is out: http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/scores/schedule/schedule12.html

Fed first on centre court... AGAIN. Precisely the day I have a resit, just like Monday. :mad: They hate me over there at Wimbledon. :ras:

nobama
06-25-2009, 07:56 PM
OOP for tomorrow is out: http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/scores/schedule/schedule12.html

Fed first on centre court... AGAIN. Precisely the day I have a resit, just like Monday. :mad: They hate me over there at Wimbledon. :ras:Oh boy the WTA fans will be bitching. Roger gets CC again while Serena is on court 2. :D But why does Azarenka/Cirstea deserve CC over Serena? It seems like the organizers favor the men in terms of who gets to play on the show courts. Roger would never be found on court 2 and heck this year might not even get put on court 1. :lol: At RG he never played a match on SL.

JediFed
06-25-2009, 07:58 PM
The man's a five time champion. You going to take him off Centre Court?

I'm so happy he got to rightfully open wimbledon once again.

Dini
06-25-2009, 08:02 PM
The man's a five time champion. You going to take him off Centre Court?

I'm so happy he got to rightfully open wimbledon once again.

Venus is a 5 time Wimby champ and she was on C1 today. :p

But Fed is special. :hearts:

Obey.my.dreamz
06-25-2009, 09:03 PM
Oh boy the WTA fans will be bitching. Roger gets CC again while Serena is on court 2. :D But why does Azarenka/Cirstea deserve CC over Serena? It seems like the organizers favor the men in terms of who gets to play on the show courts. Roger would never be found on court 2 and heck this year might not even get put on court 1. :lol: At RG he never played a match on SL.

how can they bitch about it ?
1st the dude is a legend...
2nd he is the reason why ppl at all england club can raise tickets cost and CC would still be filled till the last seat.. and i mean it literally... I'd pay double the price if he plays the match..
so serena and others can bitch all they want.. but putting Roger on any but the Central Court is a blasphemy !

and plus WTA sux compared to atp ,..if there wasn't for feminists and other rights shits,.. on main courts would be played all world class tennis,. (which is Atp, no wta for sure) no offense ladies ;)

JediFed
06-25-2009, 11:08 PM
Venus is a 5 time Wimby champ and she was on C1 today.


5x? Wow. I know she'd won a bunch of times, but 5!

I stand corrected.

Dini
06-25-2009, 11:26 PM
5x? Wow. I know she'd won a bunch of times, but 5!

I stand corrected.

Yeah it's quite a lot. Plus 2 additional finals which she lost to her sister. So in a way she's achieved more on Grass than Fed has. :haha: :tape:

nobama
06-26-2009, 12:09 AM
I hate this 'WTA isn't tennis' shit. There are plenty of WTA players I'd watch before Nadal or pusher Murray.

Dini
06-26-2009, 12:15 AM
I hate this 'WTA isn't tennis' shit. There are plenty of WTA players I'd watch before Nadal or pusher Murray.

Same here. :shrug: Everyone is just jumping on the WTA-is-crap-since-Justine-left bandwagon it seems.

mangoes
06-26-2009, 12:17 AM
I hate this 'WTA isn't tennis' shit. There are plenty of WTA players I'd watch before Nadal or pusher Murray.

I agree. The WTA isn't as interesting these days as it was a couple years ago....but it's still tennis.

Nevertheless...........I feel like the Media is very sure that Murray will win Wimbledon.........and the drooling on ESPN is giving me a headache:lol: :lol: For the love of all that is Auzzzzzie.........HEWITT, PLEASE SEND MURRAY HOME!!!!

mangoes
06-26-2009, 12:22 AM
Same here. :shrug: Everyone is just jumping on the WTA-is-crap-since-Justine-left bandwagon it seems.

I get that Justine was talented, but I could never cheer for her due to her sportsmanship:o :o


I think WTA tennis was really good during the days of Serena, Venus, Davenport, Hingis, Capriati, Kim, Justine....etc.

nobama
06-26-2009, 01:48 AM
Same here. :shrug: Everyone is just jumping on the WTA-is-crap-since-Justine-left bandwagon it seems.Seems to me it's a sexist thing. Probably guys who are rec players or don't play at all who think they could beat Serena Williams. :lol:

nobama
06-26-2009, 01:51 AM
I agree. The WTA isn't as interesting these days as it was a couple years ago....but it's still tennis.

Nevertheless...........I feel like the Media is very sure that Murray will win Wimbledon.........and the drooling on ESPN is giving me a headache:lol: :lol: For the love of all that is Auzzzzzie.........HEWITT, PLEASE SEND MURRAY HOME!!!!Well I've never been a fan of Andy Pusher Murray but I especially can't stand him now. Stan Wawrinka was asked 5 or 6 questions in his presser today and they were all about Murray. About who is better - Murray or Federer. Why does Murray have a good record against Roger. What does Murray need to do to become a better player. If I was Stan I would have gotten up and walked out. :lol: Someone should tell the sychophants in the British press that the world does not revolve around Andy Murray. :rolleyes:

recessional
06-26-2009, 01:52 AM
Well I've never been a fan of Andy Pusher Murray but I especially can't stand him now. Stan Wawrinka was asked 5 or 6 questions in his presser today and they were all about Murray. About who is better - Murray or Federer. Why does Murray have a good record against Roger. What does Murray need to do to become a better player. If I was Stan I would have gotten up and walked out. :lol: Someone should tell the sychophants in the British press that the world does not revolve around Andy Murray. :rolleyes:

I read his presser, too. Ugh, absolutely AWFUL. I felt really bad for Stani. :awww:

JediFed
06-26-2009, 02:00 AM
Never understood the attraction for Henin.

Now Clijsters was a different story. :hearts:

mangoes
06-26-2009, 02:02 AM
Never understood the attraction for Henin.

Now Clijsters was a different story. :hearts:

I agree........Kim was a sweetheart :D


Well I've never been a fan of Andy Pusher Murray but I especially can't stand him now. Stan Wawrinka was asked 5 or 6 questions in his presser today and they were all about Murray. About who is better - Murray or Federer. Why does Murray have a good record against Roger. What does Murray need to do to become a better player. If I was Stan I would have gotten up and walked out. :lol: Someone should tell the sychophants in the British press that the world does not revolve around Andy Murray. :rolleyes:


Gee.......even in the interviews of other players:rolleyes:

Have you seen those mini videos ESPN keeps playing of Murray, POSSIBLY, finally making history and winning Wimbledon. ESPN isn't even considering the possbility that Roger or someone else may win Wimbledon. Well, I may as well offer my congrats to Mikey:inlove: and the other Brits :D

And the biggest horror of all is that he is making me miss and regret that Nadal is out of Wimbledon:haha: :haha: :haha:

clever1980
06-26-2009, 03:59 AM
Well I've never been a fan of Andy Pusher Murray but I especially can't stand him now. Stan Wawrinka was asked 5 or 6 questions in his presser today and they were all about Murray. About who is better - Murray or Federer. Why does Murray have a good record against Roger. What does Murray need to do to become a better player. If I was Stan I would have gotten up and walked out. :lol: Someone should tell the sychophants in the British press that the world does not revolve around Andy Murray. :rolleyes:

:rolls: All questions were about Murray or if he was better than Roger. Poor Stan.. Not one question about his win, his next match..

jwoodrx
06-26-2009, 04:38 AM
I agree. The WTA isn't as interesting these days as it was a couple years ago....but it's still tennis.

Nevertheless...........I feel like the Media is very sure that Murray will win Wimbledon.........and the drooling on ESPN is giving me a headache:lol: :lol: For the love of all that is Auzzzzzie.........HEWITT, PLEASE SEND MURRAY HOME!!!!

That would freaking rock! Hewitt was my favorite before I becam a Fedtard.:D And I loved me some Kimmie too. So sad that she is gone so soon.

JediFed
06-26-2009, 04:42 AM
Will be cheering for Lleyton Hewitt. Old balls are better then the new balls. :devil:

trickcy
06-26-2009, 05:14 AM
Nevertheless...........I feel like the Media is very sure that Murray will win Wimbledon.........and the drooling on ESPN is giving me a headache:lol: For the love of all that is Auzzzzzie.........HEWITT, PLEASE SEND MURRAY HOME!!!!

Uh.. Me too. The thing is I don't even dislike Murray :tape: The Murray mania has caught on here too :scared: Typical conversation during Murray's match
"Oh, oh look, what a fine serve. Murray's serve is outstanding!!:crazy:!"
"Yes, I think that's one field Roger Federer should improve upon if he has to have a chance against Murray in the final"
"Yes indeed, Federer should play much better, especially with his serving and volleying. Murray is just that good :eek: "
And so on and so forth :rolleyes: Ahh!!
And today in the sports news, one of the main articles is about the Queen congratulating Murray on his Queen's win and wishing him for Wimbledon :o

Well I've never been a fan of Andy Pusher Murray but I especially can't stand him now. Stan Wawrinka was asked 5 or 6 questions in his presser today and they were all about Murray. About who is better - Murray or Federer. Why does Murray have a good record against Roger. What does Murray need to do to become a better player. If I was Stan I would have gotten up and walked out. :lol: Someone should tell the sychophants in the British press that the world does not revolve around Andy Murray. :rolleyes:

To be fair, other players are asked about Roger too. Especially Stani :lol: But not to this extent . I don't even dislike Murray and this hype and build up and constant harping about the pride of Great Britain or whatever is enough to make me cheer against him :shrug:

I read his presser, too. Ugh, absolutely AWFUL. I felt really bad for Stani. :awww:
I know.. They didn't even ask him about him winning his match :awww:


Have you seen those mini videos ESPN keeps playing of Murray, POSSIBLY, finally making history and winning Wimbledon. ESPN isn't even considering the possbility that Roger or someone else may win Wimbledon. Well, I may as well offer my congrats to Mikey:inlove: and the other Brits :D
:tape: I saw one once. I don't see anything wrong with it though ..
I mean, Murray is the five time Wimbledon champion coming off of a record equaling win at the French Open :shrug: Oh wait.. something's not right with that :scratch:

Mrs. B
06-26-2009, 10:27 AM
Good luck to Roger today!!! HOPP HOPP!!! :bounce:

nobama
06-26-2009, 11:09 AM
I remember the last year Tim played at Wimbledon and ESPN covered every single point of his match. I guess they think us Yanks are interested in the Brits (or Scots).

Dini
06-26-2009, 11:12 AM
Brits include Scots. :p

lunahielo
06-26-2009, 11:18 AM
Go, Roger, GO!!!

oneandonlyhsn
06-26-2009, 11:31 AM
Seems to me it's a sexist thing. Probably guys who are rec players or don't play at all who think they could beat Serena Williams. :lol:

Not necessarily, I am a chic and lately I cant stand the WTA at all, so much grunting, shrieking and the level of tennis rarely is good. Most of the time matches are error fests. Only player I still like to watch is Amelie, Stosur and Dementieva and they are hardly on TV. As for the rest, I just don't like most of their brand of tennis, then again I can only stomach aesthetically pleasing tennis like Roger's, Gasquet, Safin's and Grigor :hearts: most WTA players manily play ball bashing tennis, there is hardly any finesse except for maybe Venus and Amelie the rest just try and outhit their opponents. Sorry if this appeals to most but I cannot agree that womens tennis level is at a high level right now. JMO

Anyway, good luck Rogi :bounce: should be an intriguing match and quite dangerous if Kohli plays the match of his life

nobama
06-26-2009, 11:34 AM
If you want to send a message to Roger go here: http://www.niketennis.com/rf

lunahielo
06-26-2009, 11:50 AM
I just sent him a message through the Nike link. Thanks, Mellow Yellow!!

Dini
06-26-2009, 12:02 PM
It's the full outfit again. :banghead:

Daniel
06-26-2009, 12:18 PM
go Roger :)

Obey.my.dreamz
06-26-2009, 12:26 PM
we want a love set!

feuselino
06-26-2009, 12:39 PM
2/11 on break points...

Obey.my.dreamz
06-26-2009, 12:55 PM
The tennis is amaze ! am lovin' it! Roger , dont ever have pressure again plz (=

didadida
06-26-2009, 01:01 PM
C'mooooooooooooooon

didadida
06-26-2009, 01:03 PM
first serve isnt good

didadida
06-26-2009, 01:06 PM
15-40

didadida
06-26-2009, 01:11 PM
i love the way he plays

Obey.my.dreamz
06-26-2009, 01:25 PM
he makes break point so easily ... and btw winners/ues are 24-8 so far :)

NYCtennisfan
06-26-2009, 01:56 PM
He's lost his 1st serve and movement in this set. He's slow to both wings and isn't taking good cuts.

Jaz
06-26-2009, 02:03 PM
He's lost his 1st serve and movement in this set. He's slow to both wings and isn't taking good cuts.

His movement is looking good to me, he's just too passive. Needs to go for the winners earlier...

Too many short balls...

nobama
06-26-2009, 02:04 PM
I hope Roger can still win this in 3. I hate when he checks out of a match and then gets annoyed because his opponent is still hanging around hittingn great shots. :(

Federerhingis
06-26-2009, 02:12 PM
I hope Roger can still win this in 3. I hate when he checks out of a match and then gets annoyed because his opponent is still hanging around hittingn great shots. :(

I agree Jen. By the way I love your little emoticon it's too funny. :lol: :tape: (as a Christian I don't agree with it's purpose but it's too funny) :o :wavey:

:bigwave: to all.

Jaz
06-26-2009, 02:13 PM
Totally retarded tactics, always the short slice, get's punished.

juninhOH
06-26-2009, 02:14 PM
hoping for a 61 set now

Federerhingis
06-26-2009, 02:15 PM
Oh well.. here comes a fourth set. Go Roger!!!!!!!! :yeah:

Is Roger's return letting him down? Phillip does have a decent pop on his serve and is a feisty one.

NYCtennisfan
06-26-2009, 02:16 PM
Federer became passive and stopped moving well in that set. Even so, he was up 4-2 and didn't close it out.

Obey.my.dreamz
06-26-2009, 02:17 PM
what up , rog playin with us again, ha? ^^ hehe

Jaz
06-26-2009, 02:17 PM
Oh well.. here comes a fourth set. Go Roger!!!!!!!! :yeah:

Is Roger's return letting him down? Phillip does have a decent pop on his serve and is a feisty one.

No the returns are good, his shot making is just too shit.... so passive, and then a very shortball that is punished.

Daniel
06-26-2009, 02:19 PM
Come on Roger

feuselino
06-26-2009, 02:19 PM
According to livescores, Kohlschreiber's winner-unforced error ratio was 21-2 in that set! And he just managed to win it by the slightest of margin...

Federerhingis
06-26-2009, 02:20 PM
No the returns are good, his shot making is just too shit.... so passive, and then a very shortball that is punished.

Well at least he's timing the ball well. He better regroup and take this break chance. Kolhi can become a bit too tricky if he lets him smell more time on court.

mangoes
06-26-2009, 02:21 PM
Hopefully, he closes this out quickly in the 4th. I wish he hadn't given up the break in the 3rd.

Hopefully........he will hold on to this break of serve in the 4th...

MrChopin
06-26-2009, 02:21 PM
Federer became passive and stopped moving well in that set. Even so, he was up 4-2 and didn't close it out.

Fed used to be an aggressive front-runner, but nowadays he seems to like to cruise across the finish and save himself for the next match. I wish commentators would quite talking about how great of a front-runner he still is like he hasn't changed.

Obey.my.dreamz
06-26-2009, 02:21 PM
thats true feuselino :D

Daniel
06-26-2009, 02:23 PM
3 love
go roger

nobama
06-26-2009, 02:23 PM
At least Roger got up early in the 4th. I guess the only good thing is Roger's getting in more match play.

Folks on rf.com think the slip in the 3rd set affected Roger's movement. I think it's more Roger losing concentration and not expecting PK to really up his level.

juninhOH
06-26-2009, 02:24 PM
jesus roger.

Daniel
06-26-2009, 02:24 PM
hey Roger wake up

Federerhingis
06-26-2009, 02:25 PM
Federer became passive and stopped moving well in that set. Even so, he was up 4-2 and didn't close it out.
Thanks Alex for the reply, on the other hand Phillip is probably banging the ball and making most of those shots, or are most of his winner coming from the serve?

nobama
06-26-2009, 02:25 PM
Fed used to be an aggressive front-runner, but nowadays he seems to like to cruise across the finish and save himself for the next match. I wish commentators would quite talking about how great of a front-runner he still is like he hasn't changed.Yeah I don't get that. :shrug:

nobama
06-26-2009, 02:26 PM
What is it with some of these top seeds dropping a set when they're in control of a match?!? It happened to Roddick, and Djerk too I think.

Federerhingis
06-26-2009, 02:29 PM
What is it with some of these top seeds dropping a set when they're in control of a match?!? It happened to Roddick, and Djerk too I think.

Well for one Roger's concentration has been suspect all year thus far, and unfortunately the grass courts are the trickiest courts, once a player gets on a groove the points can come by very quickly. Even when the grass courts of these days are slower than ever.

juninhOH
06-26-2009, 02:29 PM
Really, now I DO think he's running "slowly" lol!

mojobaby75
06-26-2009, 02:29 PM
It seems like his level dropped after that second slip on the grass. Looked like he may have tweaked something there. Maybe coming so close to an injury rattled him a little bit. Hope there is no lingering damage.

Daniel
06-26-2009, 02:31 PM
two more games
go roger

didadida
06-26-2009, 02:36 PM
yeah great passing

Daniel
06-26-2009, 02:37 PM
serving for the match

didadida
06-26-2009, 02:38 PM
15-30

Federerhingis
06-26-2009, 02:38 PM
Donna, Sheryl. dear friends. :hug: :wazzup: :bigwave:

Yeah Roger come on!!! :lol:

didadida
06-26-2009, 02:39 PM
no
wake up 0-30

mangoes
06-26-2009, 02:39 PM
Great shot for the second break..........

BUT!!!...........CLOSE THIS OUT!!!!

didadida
06-26-2009, 02:40 PM
OMG
what an ufr

didadida
06-26-2009, 02:40 PM
focus and get your first serve in .........

didadida
06-26-2009, 02:41 PM
deuce

Obey.my.dreamz
06-26-2009, 02:41 PM
ye,.. draw is fair... roger vs soderling+novak and murray gets who again ?