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lunahielo
07-01-2009, 03:32 AM
He's just tall, that's all! You are the better tennis player, Roger~~Luck tomorrow!! :)
Luna

NYCtennisfan
07-01-2009, 07:11 AM
OK so there's this discussion in the Murray/Wawa thread in GM about what counts as a winner in the stats. Is it aces or service winners that are included in the winner stat? Do some tournaments count things differently than others? Aces and service winners aren't subjective like forced/unforced errors are.

Service winners are subjective, but less so than UE's. The stats keeper usually grants a player a service winner if the ball doesn't get back to the net.

As for counting the service winners as winners, some tournaments do and some don't. Wimby this year is not, while RG did. If you look at the RG stats, you'll see that most matches had more winners hit than matches at Wimby. Rochus hit 61 'winners' in one of his 4 set wins which is 'more' than what Ivo hit againt Verdasco.

Daniel
07-01-2009, 12:02 PM
Good luck in your QF match vs. Karlovic

keep it cool Roger :hug: :kiss:

nobama
07-01-2009, 12:14 PM
ESPN2 not allowed to show Roger's match. Sigh. :rolleyes:

nobama
07-01-2009, 12:17 PM
Service winners are subjective, but less so than UE's. The stats keeper usually grants a player a service winner if the ball doesn't get back to the net.

As for counting the service winners as winners, some tournaments do and some don't. Wimby this year is not, while RG did. If you look at the RG stats, you'll see that most matches had more winners hit than matches at Wimby. Rochus hit 61 'winners' in one of his 4 set wins which is 'more' than what Ivo hit againt Verdasco.Thanks NYC. I don't know why the ITF/ATP can't have their own stat keepers to track things consistantly. I know forced/unforced errors are the most subjective, but we should have some consistancy from tournament to tournament.

lunahielo
07-01-2009, 12:35 PM
IS NBC showing Roger in their 10 AM slot? (USA) (delayed)?
I know there is a contractual problem...

nobama
07-01-2009, 12:38 PM
IS NBC showing Roger in their 10 AM slot? (USA) (delayed)?
I know there is a contractual problem...Yes. And delayed for all time zones except eastern.

SUKTUEN
07-01-2009, 12:49 PM
GOD Please Bless Roger Play his best tennis today!!!!!!

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

lunahielo
07-01-2009, 01:09 PM
Best of luck, Tommy!
Lot's of best of luck, Roger!!

lunahielo
07-01-2009, 01:11 PM
any live streams?

Nymeria
07-01-2009, 01:20 PM
This is good, breaking Karlovic this early in the match! :) Go Rogi :bounce:

juninhOH
07-01-2009, 01:24 PM
jesus
im in the hospital (i'll explain later), can someone PLEASE keep me up to date through mobile?

heres my number: +55 83 9981 8540
plz plz plz plz plz

just on sets results: "fed wins 1st set"

thx!

lunahielo
07-01-2009, 01:24 PM
C'mon.... :)

lunahielo
07-01-2009, 01:29 PM
I can't call you, Juninhoh, but hope you will soon be ok.................. If you can get this,Rog is leading first set...4-2.

BE well! :hug:
Luna

Nymeria
07-01-2009, 01:34 PM
Yay first set 6-3 :dance:

meninosantos
07-01-2009, 01:36 PM
Well, there's a live stream here but you basically have to press F5 every single point cause it's always saying it's full...

http://channelsurfing.net/watch-wimbledon-6.html

Nymeria
07-01-2009, 01:36 PM
Luna, did you manage to find a livestream? :)

lunahielo
07-01-2009, 01:53 PM
Luna, did you manage to find a livestream? :)

Not yet!:wavey:

Nymeria
07-01-2009, 02:03 PM
Not yet!:wavey:

This one was posted somewhere on mtf, but it's a little on delay: http://free-tv.dk/wimcc.html

lunahielo
07-01-2009, 02:06 PM
Well, there's a live stream here but you basically have to press F5 every single point cause it's always saying it's full...

http://channelsurfing.net/watch-wimbledon-6.html

Thanks.. I tried it, but no luck. thanks anyway, :)
Luna

oneandonlyhsn
07-01-2009, 02:07 PM
I am watching the Djoko-Haas match and Haas is scaring me, he is playing very well :scared:

lunahielo
07-01-2009, 02:07 PM
Thanks...keeps buffering every 8 or 9 seconds..., though. I appreciate your help anyway, :hug:

FedEXpress91
07-01-2009, 02:08 PM
Yes Another Break By Fed!!!

Fed Express
07-01-2009, 02:10 PM
YEAAAAAAAHHHH!!!

*6-5 Federer

meninosantos
07-01-2009, 02:11 PM
Thanks...keeps buffering every 8 or 9 seconds..., though. I appreciate your help anyway, :hug:

http://atdhe.net/

There are 4 streams here...the 4th is the one which worked better for me but it's a little late... :sad:

xohxmyx
07-01-2009, 02:13 PM
im watching a federer match,its at wimbledon,its 6-5 in the second set fed just broke serve aaaand im bored out of my mind =|
all it is is serve serve oh volley serve serve mcfreakin serve:rolleyes:
Btw is that gavin rossdale sitting next to mirka? Coz yum!:drool:

FedEXpress91
07-01-2009, 02:16 PM
im watching a federer match,its at wimbledon,its 6-5 in the second set fed just broke serve aaaand im bored out of my mind =|
all it is is serve serve oh volley serve serve mcfreakin serve:rolleyes:
Btw is that gavin rossdale sitting next to mirka? Coz yum!:drool:

lol don't worry your not alone, now that he's up 2 sets and victory is guaranteed the tension is gone for me so i might switch over to haas fakervic for a while.

Rita
07-01-2009, 02:19 PM
Fedmug broke Dr Ivo's serve twice :speakles:

lunahielo
07-01-2009, 02:21 PM
I'm watching Haas & Djoker on TV and listening to Radio Wimbledon and checking the SB..
Thanks for technology!! :)

xohxmyx
07-01-2009, 02:24 PM
What do u think the chances of murray falling over and breaking every bone in his body are? Im hoping high but im not so confident i just wish the damn poms would shuuut uuup >=[

Rita
07-01-2009, 02:24 PM
http://atdhe.net/

There are 4 streams here...the 4th is the one which worked better for me but it's a little late... :sad:

This one is on time http://www.fromsport.com/video-37775.html

i think :unsure:

BlueSwan
07-01-2009, 02:25 PM
I hope Fed takes this in three sets.

BlueSwan
07-01-2009, 02:26 PM
Those two games where Roger broke Karlovic were just brilliant. Pure JesusFed. The rest of the match has been terribly boring.

FedEXpress91
07-01-2009, 02:31 PM
fed's not serving that well today...

FedEXpress91
07-01-2009, 02:33 PM
fed's not serving that well today...

and just as i say that he comes up with back to back aces

Rita
07-01-2009, 02:33 PM
Those two games where Roger broke Karlovic were just brilliant. Pure JesusFed. The rest of the match has been terribly boring.

As usual against Karlovic :lol: :o

xohxmyx
07-01-2009, 02:35 PM
fed's not serving that well today...

Well he just aced andre the giant their so i think his doing ok

FedEXpress91
07-01-2009, 02:52 PM
mini break fed come on lets serve this out!!!

FedEXpress91
07-01-2009, 02:55 PM
Fed Wins!!!1

NYCtennisfan
07-01-2009, 02:57 PM
What a schooling that was. As for Fed not serving well, he doesn't go for lines and power against Ivo--he wants to get a high % of 1st serves in and then dominate the rallies. Don't give Ivo the chance to chip and charge, don't let him take chances.

mangoes
07-01-2009, 02:57 PM
YAYAYA!!!:dance: :dance:

This was quicker than I expected. I didn't see the match, I've been watching Haas and Djerk.

lunahielo
07-01-2009, 02:58 PM
:bounce: :bounce:

EnriqueIG8
07-01-2009, 02:58 PM
Fedtastic!
Now probably Haasi again :confused:

Rita
07-01-2009, 02:59 PM
21 consecutive GS semis :banana:
Keep it up you GOAT :D

xohxmyx
07-01-2009, 03:01 PM
Woohooo!:bigclap:
That was super boring tennis though zZz

I love feds new white jacket its such a nice cut now bring on the rusty v roddick match :D

Puschkin
07-01-2009, 03:17 PM
I am relieved, now I can admit it: I was worried about this match. I have not seen a single ball though, it was too fast for my schedule. :D

Daniel
07-01-2009, 03:50 PM
/well done Roger :)

Daniel
07-01-2009, 03:55 PM
Roger will play Haas in the SF.

Djokovic out :p

Dini
07-01-2009, 04:12 PM
So frigging proud of you GOATy. :worship:

That was an awesome display of being cool under the pressure and handling any danger. :inlove: Sharp, brilliant, gorgeous.

Bring it on Haas. :armed:

trickcy
07-01-2009, 04:15 PM
Nicely done, Roger :yeah:
21 consecutive Grand Slam Semi Finals :woohoo:
And I think, this means that Fed will be #1 again latest by 3rd Aug :)

Haas up next :armed:

Rommella
07-01-2009, 04:19 PM
He has to win the whole thing right, because under a Fed vs. Murray scenario with Murray winning pushes Roger down to #3?

trickcy
07-01-2009, 04:24 PM
He has to win the whole thing right, because under a Fed vs. Murray scenario with Murray winning pushes Roger down to #3?
I'm not too sure how it works, but if Murray wins, he'll be #1 in July, but Fed will be #1 in August, because some points come off. I think it's explained properly in the Rankings thread :)

BlueSwan
07-01-2009, 04:24 PM
Nope, Roger will be #1 by august 3rd at the latest. He'll be #1 on july 27th if Murray doesn't win Wimbledon and he'll be #1 already on monday if he wins the whole thing.

Rommella
07-01-2009, 04:27 PM
Many thanks to you both. Great, there'll be a new men's world #1 by then -- the old #1.

Corey Feldman
07-01-2009, 04:27 PM
you can all be happy Murray wont win Wimbledon anyway ;)

Ariadne
07-01-2009, 04:42 PM
I know its a tad presumptious to judge Murray's form based on his performance against a guy like Ferror (who ispretty much a spent force now), but Murray was DAMN IMPRESSIVE in closing out the second set. Incredible return of serves! If Roger survives against Tommy I won't be so cocksure about his chances against Murray especially with the overwhemingly tardistic support of the home crowd.

fnuf7
07-01-2009, 05:04 PM
Yeah but Roger is immense when faced with home favourites & the support, Roddick & Agassi in New York finals can't get much more partisan than that. Plus he has his own big group of support anyway in all places even against home favourites & I think whilst there would be a lot of support for Murray should he get to the final (I think he's going to have big problems getting through Roddick myself, if Roddick makes the SF as I expect him to...don't know why I just feel it) but I think there would also big a lot of support for Roger too, he is well loved at Wimbledon & I think a lot of people want to see him break the slams record (plus I think people are aware that Murray still has many years & cahnces ahead of him too so it's not like he'd never get neara slam win again).

That said, amazing performance against Dr.Ivo all things considered, did exactly what was needed perfectly. And I'm glad & scared to see it's Haas next, glad for Haas consdiering all his injuries etc, good to see him do well again, but also scared since it was so close in RG. But hopefully since Roger is now so much more relaxed compared to that RG match the result shouldn't be so close or tense. I think Roger should win either in straight sets or 4 but it'll be nice to play someone who may give Roger some rallies to work with for once! :D

And extra congrats on keeping the consecutive semi thing going :yeah:

rofe
07-01-2009, 05:30 PM
Hope Roger finds good rhythm in his strokes for the next match. Playing Soderling and Karlo back to back can't be good for his ground game.

nobama
07-01-2009, 05:45 PM
Hope Roger finds good rhythm in his strokes for the next match. Playing Soderling and Karlo back to back can't be good for his ground game.At least Roger has had to be more aggressive on ROS. IF he makes the final and ends up playing Murray chipping the return back won't get it done.

oneandonlyhsn
07-01-2009, 05:57 PM
Roger's first big obstacle to winning Wimby will be Haas. The guy is on fire and he is playing some of the best tennis I have seen him play. If he were on the other side of the draw I would be rooting for him to get to the final.
I hope Roger's memory of the RG match is fresh, clay is both their worst surface so I expect this match to be tough. Hopp Roger

Eden
07-01-2009, 06:31 PM
Congrats to Roger for an excellent performance and reaching another GS SF :)



R Federer

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Q. Are you sick of look at that guy's serves?

ROGER FEDERER: I don't play him every week, so it's okay. Otherwise, if all the guys would be serving like that, that would be tough.


Q. Is he the most boring player to play against? It's serving and walking from right to left, left to right.

ROGER FEDERER: Look, everybody plays different, you know. Like I said before the match, I enjoy the match playing Ivo. It's not fair to call him boring. He's got a phenomenal serve. The way he backs it up with his volleys, it's quite something. I think it's exciting actually to go see him play.

Sure it's not easy to return it, but it's thrilling because at some stage it's gonna get close, you know, and that's why I was very happy the way I was able to play against him today. I thought it was an excellent match. I'm relieved I'm through.


Q. Before the tournament started, you said you wouldn't start thinking, it wouldn't creep into your mind, about Pete's record until maybe the semifinals. Now you're here. What are your thoughts about Pete's slam record and your opportunity here at Wimbledon this year?

ROGER FEDERER: Well, first of all, I'm happy the way I'm playing, which is always most important, is to focus on my own game.

So from that standpoint, obviously everything is good. I just won, you know, my quarters, so obviously my mind has not started wondering yet. I think tomorrow, you know, I'll prepare for a tough weekend ahead of me, you know, heavily.

Against Tommy I have to play, you know, a good match from the start. And as we saw in Paris, it was brutal. Yeah, it's gonna be tough. But, you know, I'm happy to be back into another semifinals. 21st in a row. It's amazing. Means the world to me. Let's see what happens now.


Q. And your thoughts on the significance of that slam record or major record?

ROGER FEDERER: Sure. I mean, we all know it. It would be writing in the history books of tennis, so...

It's not there yet. Still far away. Many points, many serves, many forehands. We'll see.


Q. Ivo said that as much as you're better than the rest on all surfaces, on grass you become impossible. What adds the difference on the grass?

ROGER FEDERER: Look, I don't know. Maybe I like to play short points, you know. I don't mind playing one‑, two‑shot rallies. I also don't mind longer rallies. I think especially on grass, all my strength, you know, becomes even better. I become so much more dangerous.

Maybe I move better than many players on grass, as well. Obviously, I have a lot of experience, as well. I think grass is a surface you can't maybe learn to play on so much and you don't get an opportunity that often, and that's why I think it's maybe one of the reasons why it's so hard to beat me.


Q. No one touched Karlovic's serve during the grass court season. Today he hit some big bombs at you and you're just reflexing back winners. Do you see the ball better than most other players do?

ROGER FEDERER: Well, I don't know. I mean, I still got 23 aces, you know. Many of them, you know, which he missed probably would have been an ace, too, if he wouldn't have missed. I don't know if I have anything special from that standpoint.

But where I'm definitely good is like when it really matters, and you get maybe only a couple chances a match, you know. During a match, I'm there, and I know I will believe in it. The opponent knows it, too. I'm trying to create, to make it as difficult as possible for my opponent, especially if he's a big server like Karlovic today.

Then you got to pick the right side sometimes as well. But I think this is where I might have the edge over some other players.


Q. You're understandably a private man, but you're approaching this wonderful week in tennis history. At the same time, you're going through an experience of becoming a parent. Can you share a little bit of how you're juggling those and dealing with those.

ROGER FEDERER: Well, I mean, I kind of went through it in Paris already. You know, going through semifinals, finals days, Mirka being pregnant, you know, it feels good, you know, because she's completely relaxed. That helps me in a big way, to not be distracted a whole lot.

But she's been very supportive, you know. I expected her to be a bit more nervous maybe or, you know, not feeling maybe so well. But she's been really terrific, you know, and that's made it easy for me anyway to concentrate on tennis.

We're just gonna try to, you know, push through this weekend, you know, and then after that she can completely relax, even though she is already. There's still obviously the pressure with all the big matches, and especially towards the final weekend.

But, yeah, I'm very happy the way things are right now. It's gonna be exciting, I'm sure, the rest now.


Q. You played Haas on clay, and maybe clay is not your favorite surface.

ROGER FEDERER: I'm a clay court specialist, if you haven't realized yet (smiling).


Q. May is not the favorite surface of Haas either. Do you think on grass he's even more dangerous than on clay? What do you think?

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I mean, I guess talking about him, I mean, he's definitely played much more tennis on hard courts than on any other surface just because he kind of grew up a lot in the States. He played a lot of tournaments over there. It's definitely been his best surface, you know, for most of his career.

But then again, you know, I think you see more and more guys who can play well on grass can also play well on clay. They're dangerous on all surfaces. If you're a good player, you're good everywhere normally.

And he's talented. He's always been one of the best ball strikers in the game. I think he's really gotten his game together again after some tough injuries. I actually played him before he got his surgery in Paris, and then I went on to play the Shanghai Masters, I think 2002 it was.

So he's had a rough few years, you know, behind him. But it's so nice to see him back. We're very friendly. We're good friends. You know, I hope we can live up to the expectations and repeat a good match like we had in Paris.


Q. 21 semifinals is certainly a testament to your excellence, but it also means you show up at every major. Can you talk about your durability a little bit. Why do you think you're so durable when other players seem to break down at some point?

ROGER FEDERER: Well, I mean, I think it's obviously not easy to, you know, play so consistent in all those four majors. But then again, you know, I have many goals outside of the majors: trying to win tournaments, staying healthy, you know, picking up confidence, winning matches and everything.

So it's not only the majors, you know, that count for me in my life. But it's nice, of course, to win on sort of the biggest stages. I can play my best tennis and stay in the tournament for a long time. Same as when it comes to the Masters Cup, as well. I've been very consistent there, as well.

It's fun, you know, playing the biggest matches. Especially I like playing best‑of‑five‑set matches. And maybe this is where, you know, I'm best at, you know, because everything comes out. Not only your mental strengths, but physical, tactical skills. Tactical skills, you know there needs a lot happening, you know, that I lose a match over best‑of‑five sets, you know.

There's many good guys out there I know it can break down in a second against. That's why I'm always very happy when I'm moving forward in the draw.


Q. Is there any chance in the world that you'll be involved in coaching after your career?

ROGER FEDERER: It's not the plan right now.


Q. Can it be taught?

ROGER FEDERER: I mean, I think I would have some good advice, but I'm not really thinking about it right now.


Q. Looking at the list of the final eight players, you, Roddick, Hewitt, Ferrero, all from your generation. Are you happy or surprised that your generation is playing great in this tournament? Do you feel a bit of not lonely anymore with all the young guns around?

ROGER FEDERER: To be quite honest, I'm very happy that so many guys have made it through, you know, to the second week, to the quarterfinal stages. Obviously we'll have Andy or Lleyton going through, you know.

Then also Ferrero. I'm very happy he's come a long way again, because sometimes he gets forgotten next to all the hype in Spain with Rafa, you know.

But it's fun, you know, to see also Tommy around after injury. You know, I like a good mix, 'cause it's not always just the young guys and me. You know, I mean, sure it's cool once in a while, but I still like to play the guys also who I used to play when I came up and who were my main rivals for many years.

So it's good to see. It seems like it's really exciting. I mean, we are also seeing some good matches right now.


Q. What is your sense of appreciation for the Williams sisters' dominance on the other side of the draw?

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I mean, it's been quite incredible what Venus has been able to do here at Wimbledon also, winning five times, just being so consistent for so many years.

Serena obviously having won, you know, the career Grand Slam already since a long time has always been one of the biggest contenders for any major, you know, in the last few years. I like to watch them because they're very powerful.


Q. What do you appreciate most when you do watch them?

ROGER FEDERER: Just that it seems when they're playing well that there's not much of a chance for the other guys ‑‑ girls.


Q. When you've been playing a guy like Haas for as long as you have, do you find yourself having to change strategies, and do you find the other veteran players changing strategies against you?

ROGER FEDERER: I didn't get the beginning.


Q. When you're playing a guy like Haas or Juan Carlos or Hewitt or any of the guys who you've been playing for a long time, do you find that the strategies they use against you or you against them have changed over the years?

ROGER FEDERER: Well, I mean, we all evolve as players, so obviously there's always a little bit of a change from both sides, you know. I mean, if you look at how I played Lleyton when I was younger, I used to come into the net, you know, a lot, chip and charge him, try to serve and volley him, you know, not make the rallies last.

But once I got better I wasn't scared to enter into the rallies. And then all of a sudden you have many and different opportunities, you know, in your own game, playing offense, playing defense, which before you only played offense and no defense really.

It was exciting to play like that. I think it's helped me a lot over the years, if I look back, that I played serve and volley here, almost first and second serve against Pete in 2001, and today I hardly ever play it anymore.

But it's definitely helped me to learn an offensive game. Then, I mean, but I think after a certain amount of years you have a very solid base, and then you start working on the little details, and the details come out in key moments of the match. I think this is where every player tries to make, you know, a big push in their own game.


Q. Of all your accomplishments, how important is it to you, the 21 straight semifinals?

ROGER FEDERER: It means a lot to me. Just being so consistent for so long and reaching it again, it's amazing. It's hard to believe I achieved it, because looking back it's not just I'm looking back on a few weeks or a month or a year or so, it's really way back now.

And even before that, I was in finals, I won a major before that as well. I just had it interrupted by Guga there, I guess. But it's been quite a streak I'm on, and I'm happy it's still alive.


Q. Against Tommy at the French, what do you think it was that carried you through that match most of all?

ROGER FEDERER: Belief, I guess. Very simple. Because I was playing well, you know, the first two sets, but he was ahead. So it was maybe hard to accept, you know, for some. For me, especially.

But I stayed calm and I knew that if the match was going to swing around that it was going to be really difficult for him. It's exactly what happened.

But new match, new tournament. We'll see what happens.

Source: http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/news/interviews/2009-07-01/200907011246450438468.html

anon57
07-01-2009, 06:59 PM
Didn't think the match against Karlovic would be as straight forward as it was. :yeah:Glad he's into the semis, Good luck against Haas Roger, I would appreciate a non heartattack inducing match unlike RG:o:p

Eden
07-01-2009, 08:01 PM
Good luck against Haas Roger, I would appreciate a non heartattack inducing match unlike RG:o:p

:lol: Kim, I think so do we all ;)

robinhood
07-01-2009, 08:10 PM
Didn't think the match against Karlovic would be as straight forward as it was. :yeah:Glad he's into the semis, Good luck against Haas Roger, I would appreciate a non heartattack inducing match unlike RG:o:p

I agree! :D

NYCtennisfan
07-01-2009, 09:53 PM
Really amazing how many 1st serves he got back. He would have had a look at a few more breaks if he hadn't missed so many BH passes.

NYCtennisfan
07-01-2009, 09:57 PM
Q. Can you explain what Roger does differently than other players with your serve? Does he hit it back sooner, or is it clear to you why he can handle it a little bit better than others?

IVO KARLOVIC: Oh, it is only because he is better than everybody else. That's it.

Rita
07-01-2009, 10:04 PM
Q. Can you explain what Roger does differently than other players with your serve? Does he hit it back sooner, or is it clear to you why he can handle it a little bit better than others?

IVO KARLOVIC: Oh, it is only because he is better than everybody else. That's it.

:lol: Ivo :yeah:

fnuf7
07-01-2009, 10:52 PM
The more I think about everything in this Wimbledon (Roger's performances/form/confidence/mood, the players left etc) the more confident I feel for him but the more confident I get, the more worried I get that I'm being overly confident & foolish. I think I'm going to end up developing some split personality soon, one super confident & one a nervous wreck. :lol:

Corey Feldman
07-01-2009, 10:54 PM
Semi Finals 2009 Wimbledon

Murray v Roddick
Federer v Haas

:scared:

Corey Feldman
07-01-2009, 10:58 PM
Roger's first big obstacle to winning Wimby will be Haas. The guy is on fire and he is playing some of the best tennis I have seen him play. If he were on the other side of the draw I would be rooting for him to get to the final.
I hope Roger's memory of the RG match is fresh, clay is both their worst surface so I expect this match to be tough. Hopp Rogereven in that match v Haas the 2 sets that he lost set 1) went 24-0 points on his serve before losing TB set2) was up a break 4-2

and won last 3 sets 6-4 6-0 6-2

but Haas shouldnt be underestimated

know Fed's sets w/l record in Wimbledon sf's? 18-0 ;)

soraya
07-02-2009, 12:27 AM
At one point, I was really scared for his shoulder returning Ivo's serves. Well done.

refero*fervens
07-02-2009, 06:16 AM
:yeah: Roger for getting through a dangerous match in straights. Loved the breaks, it really was just 'bang' and those sets were pretty much over. :D 21 straight GS semis :worship:

trickcy
07-02-2009, 08:07 AM
Didn't think the match against Karlovic would be as straight forward as it was. :yeah:Glad he's into the semis, Good luck against Haas Roger, I would appreciate a non heartattack inducing match unlike RG:o:p
Exactly :lol:

Q. Can you explain what Roger does differently than other players with your serve? Does he hit it back sooner, or is it clear to you why he can handle it a little bit better than others?

IVO KARLOVIC: Oh, it is only because he is better than everybody else. That's it.
Ivo :yeah: :lol:

FedFan_2007
07-02-2009, 08:08 AM
Please Rogi - no heart attacks this time.

Venle
07-02-2009, 09:03 AM
Hopp Roger, cheering for you! :hug: :yippee: :rocker2:

And no heart-attacks ordered here either, thanks. ;)

Dini
07-02-2009, 12:50 PM
Ivo... :inlove: :hearts: :bowdown: :worship:

If Fed goes down two sets to love again I'm just going to run. Run until my legs kill me and I have to return home to see the result, whatever the result. :banghead:

But this is grass so I hope Fed controls the match from the start. :angel:

SUKTUEN
07-02-2009, 03:23 PM
GOD Please Bless Roger Play his Best tennis tomorrow!!!

ALLEZZZZZZZZZZZZ Roger!!!:worship::worship:

HighHopes
07-02-2009, 04:42 PM
Ivo... :inlove: :hearts: :bowdown: :worship:

If Fed goes down two sets to love again I'm just going to run. Run until my legs kill me and I have to return home to see the result, whatever the result. :banghead:

But this is grass so I hope Fed controls the match from the start. :angel:
:rolls: During both Haas and Del Potro matches at RG I went to sleep, probably will do so if he goes down 2 sets to love again :lol:.

Rogi baby we know that you have amaze choking/heart attack giving abilities :hearts:, but seriously there is no need to show them to us again, we know them very well thankyou :awww:.

Straight sets win por favor :angel:.

Corey Feldman
07-02-2009, 05:00 PM
Roger has played Haas 3 times in GS and always five sets :scared:

oneandonlyhsn
07-02-2009, 06:02 PM
Roger has played Haas 3 times in GS and always five sets :scared:

I know that is why I am always so :scared: everytime he plays Haas

rofe
07-02-2009, 07:59 PM
Roger has played Haas 3 times in GS and always five sets :scared:

Yeah, Haas's game matches up well with Roger....up to a certain point. Haas seems to be unable to keep up his intensity after a while so the result is never in doubt.

It will be interesting to see how they play on grass in a five set format for the 1st time. I would like Roger to win but whatever the result, it will be nice to see high quality attacking tennis from both sides.

fnuf7
07-02-2009, 08:20 PM
Remember Haas has also been playing a lot of 4 & 5 set matches so far already so that could catch up to him during the match should it go 4 or 5 sets whilst Roger hasn't spent too much energy so far (especially in that Ivo match, pretty much all he did was serve & return serve, barely any running).

Obey.my.dreamz
07-02-2009, 08:21 PM
God please hear SUKTUEN's prayers!

juninhOH
07-02-2009, 09:49 PM
=[ man
=[

i cant watch it, again! =[

Eden
07-02-2009, 11:56 PM
Interview with Roger after the match against Karlovic:

xQD_4QPLcHA

Dini
07-03-2009, 12:10 AM
I wonder what concert he went to...... :aplot:

jtipson
07-03-2009, 01:06 AM
Please Rogi - no heart attacks this time.

Yes, please none for me either, unless you want a disruption to the match - I just bought a ticket for CC tomorrow - think I must be bonkers or a sucker for punishment.

Bagelicious
07-03-2009, 01:34 AM
Thanks for posting the interview, Eden! :yeah:

lunahielo
07-03-2009, 04:38 AM
God please hear SUKTUEN's prayers!

Oh yes, please do! I like Haas, but not tomorrow .:rolleyes::eek:

Best of luck, Roger~~~So many are praying and wishing good things for you!:)

I hope those who are going have oodles of fun!
I'll be in front of my TV!
(screaming~~C'mon!)

Luna

JediFed
07-03-2009, 07:46 AM
Interesting thing, with the retirement of Tojo, and Federer winning the French that brings him within 1 of the total slams owned by the rest of the field.

Federer: 14
Nadal: 6
Hewitt: 2
Safin: 2
Roddick: 1
Djokovic: 1
Ferrero: 1
Gaudio: 1
Moya: 1

Gaudio, Moya and Safin all could retire this year taking 4 from the rest of the field.

xohxmyx
07-03-2009, 08:56 AM
i wish i got a dollar for everytime roger said "you know" in interviews
i'd be quite finacially well off i think :p

Daniel
07-03-2009, 11:12 AM
Best of luck in the semis Roger :)
:bounce:

nobama
07-03-2009, 12:02 PM
I can't believe I'm actually cheering for Roddick today. :o

juninhOH
07-03-2009, 12:20 PM
yea Doris, thank you for posting the interview, it was really nice.

lunahielo
07-03-2009, 12:21 PM
I can't believe I'm actually cheering for Roddick today. :o



Same here!!! :eek::eek:

Allez, Roger!!

juninhOH
07-03-2009, 12:22 PM
Ah, I dont understand why all the hate against Roddick. Was he a pain in the ass when he was #1 or something? I always liked the guy. Actually if Roger is not to win Wimbledon I'd be happy if he did.

clever1980
07-03-2009, 12:47 PM
Good Luck Roger!!! :bounce:

Rita
07-03-2009, 12:52 PM
:scared:
havent been this nervous in quite sometime.

Rita
07-03-2009, 01:31 PM
Break here please Rog.

Rita
07-03-2009, 01:36 PM
Roger wtf with the challenges? :lol:

Mrs. B
07-03-2009, 01:37 PM
Hopp, Roger! 4-4

http://www.tsr.ch/tsr/index.html?siteSect=800020&sid=10804082

Swiss Mountain
07-03-2009, 01:46 PM
Ah, I dont understand why all the hate against Roddick. Was he a pain in the ass when he was #1 or something? I always liked the guy. Actually if Roger is not to win Wimbledon I'd be happy if he did.

Me too.

Rita
07-03-2009, 01:46 PM
Break him :armed:

Swiss Mountain
07-03-2009, 01:52 PM
what the f** he miss that!

juninhOH
07-03-2009, 01:52 PM
yes, mini-break :woohoo:

Rita
07-03-2009, 01:56 PM
Alllez
First set :yeah:
:bounce: :bounce: keep it up Fedmug :kiss:
Haasi please stop serving aces :rolleyes: :p

Mrs. B
07-03-2009, 01:58 PM
Hopp Hopp Hopp!!!!

Mrs. B
07-03-2009, 01:58 PM
First set tb, YES!!!! :bounce:

Acer
07-03-2009, 01:58 PM
Oui!

xohxmyx
07-03-2009, 02:00 PM
roger really shouldnt challenge should he? he has the worst record of any player when it comes to hawkeye
but he put that set away farily nicely

Rita
07-03-2009, 02:02 PM
roger really shouldnt challenge should he? he has the worst record of any player when it comes to hawkeye
but he put that set away farily nicely

I agree :lol: don't why he still bothers :lol:
Worst Challenger of All times :o

xohxmyx
07-03-2009, 02:06 PM
well he cant be a GOAT at everything

Mrs. B
07-03-2009, 02:06 PM
2-1, 2nd set. CMONNNNN, Roger!!!! :bounce:

Rita
07-03-2009, 02:06 PM
such nice attacking tennis :hearts:

refero*fervens
07-03-2009, 02:20 PM
I agree :lol: don't why he still bothers :lol:
Worst Challenger of All times :o

:hearts: Federer vs Hawkeye. Someone needs to make a parody video. Although I'm afraid Rog is a Hawkeye pigeon (or should that be turkey?) :o I think during the Karlovic match, the commentator said he had an 80% incorrect challenge rate. :tape: He did get one right, though. :lol:

Corey Feldman
07-03-2009, 02:23 PM
something is wrong with his returning today

Rita
07-03-2009, 02:31 PM
:hearts: Federer vs Hawkeye. Someone needs to make a parody video. Although I'm afraid Rog is a Hawkeye pigeon (or should that be turkey?) :o I think during the Karlovic match, the commentator said he had an 80% incorrect challenge rate. :tape: He did get one right, though. :lol:

:rolls:

something is wrong with his returning today

just today? :spit:

Corey Feldman
07-03-2009, 02:32 PM
bad bad bad FH's

xohxmyx
07-03-2009, 02:33 PM
this is nowhere near as heart attack inducing as i thought it would be

Corey Feldman
07-03-2009, 02:34 PM
Rita :kiss: who's crib are you at :armed:

Rita
07-03-2009, 02:41 PM
Finally he breaks :banana:
one more set rogelio :armed:

Corey Feldman
07-03-2009, 02:42 PM
phewwwww

Acer
07-03-2009, 02:42 PM
Oh YEAH!

Mrs. B
07-03-2009, 02:42 PM
yay, comon take the 2nd set!

Corey Feldman
07-03-2009, 02:44 PM
btw, Haas won the first two sets 7-6 7-5 at RG - i say no more

:scared::scared::scared:

Rita
07-03-2009, 02:44 PM
Mike :kiss:

:topic:
Its soo freaking HOT

Mrs. B
07-03-2009, 02:45 PM
he takes the 2nd set! :banana:

Mrs. B
07-03-2009, 02:46 PM
btw, Haas won the first two sets 7-6 7-5 at RG - i say no more

:scared::scared::scared:

:lol: no worries, Mikey, Roger will take this in 3 :p

oneandonlyhsn
07-03-2009, 02:49 PM
btw, Haas won the first two sets 7-6 7-5 at RG - i say no more

:scared::scared::scared:

Mikey :hug: dont worry unless Roger goes to Mirkaland :o

Aurelien
07-03-2009, 02:52 PM
I'm taking a lot of pleasure to watch this match, great tennis from Roger (from both players actually), I couldn't be less worried :-)

Corey Feldman
07-03-2009, 02:53 PM
I'm taking a lot of pleasure to watch this match, great tennis from Roger (from both players actually), I couldn't be less worried :-)
wait till Roger gets a BP at 4-4 and Tommy hits an unbelievable FH on the line, then ..........

Acer
07-03-2009, 02:55 PM
LOL @ Haas

xohxmyx
07-03-2009, 03:07 PM
oh gosh, roger seriously do not challenge you straight up suck at it.

also did he dye his hair? or is it always that colour? seem lighter to me, but hey maybe its just because i've stopped paying attention to the match and am just admiring how pretty his hair is:D

Rita
07-03-2009, 03:10 PM
Can he convert bps? ffs

Acer
07-03-2009, 03:12 PM
Break break break!

Rita
07-03-2009, 03:13 PM
Yesss :woohoo:
1 more game Rog.
Mike good thing we didnt get to 4 all in this set :scared:

Mrs. B
07-03-2009, 03:13 PM
one more game to wrap it up. CMONNN!!!!

and today is not Roger's hawk-eye day, that's for sure! :lol:

Herdwick
07-03-2009, 03:13 PM
:bounce: Straight sets - ausgezeichnet!

OK - safe to relax now.:D

Until Sunday that is :scared:

Rita
07-03-2009, 03:14 PM
Maybe Roger is trying to prove a point about the hawkeye :scratch:
If he the Great Fed cannot get a challenge right that means there must be something wrong with the system :lol:

Mrs. B
07-03-2009, 03:14 PM
:banana: :banana: :banana:

Rita
07-03-2009, 03:16 PM
Into the final :banana:
Got get Andy now :armed:

Herdwick
07-03-2009, 03:17 PM
Intrigued as to how the crowd support will split if he faces MacAndy on Sunday....

robinhood
07-03-2009, 03:20 PM
Yawn~~~
Never in doubt.
Now let's beat the **** out of Andy on Sunday!!! :mad:

robinhood
07-03-2009, 03:21 PM
Intrigued as to how the crowd support will split if he faces MacAndy on Sunday....

Split?
I think it will be all for Murray if it's a close match.

xohxmyx
07-03-2009, 03:22 PM
so which andy do we prefer?
Andy "my face scares young children" Murray(booo:mad:) OR
Andy "i serve therefore i am" Roddick??

i suppose it doesnt really matter both will look equal holding the runners up trophy come sunday arvo

Corey Feldman
07-03-2009, 03:25 PM
Mike good thing we didnt get to 4 all in this set :scared:Roger sensed it :eek:

now Murray :scared:

lunahielo
07-03-2009, 03:25 PM
so which andy do we prefer?
Andy "my face scares young children" Murray(booo:mad:) OR
Andy "i serve therefore i am" Roddick??

i suppose it doesnt really matter both will look equal holding the runners up trophy come sunday arvo

:):):):):):):):)

Herdwick
07-03-2009, 03:25 PM
Split?
I think it will be all for Murray if it's a close match.

Split too I reckon. Don't see it as being 100% pro-Andy though. But we are getting ahead of ourselves - he's not there yet.

I like Andy just fine but know several Brits who are rooting for Roger regardless.

NYCtennisfan
07-03-2009, 03:27 PM
Excellent play from Federer today. He took the net away, played defense when he needed to, hit really well with the FH, and served amazingly well.

Haas simply cannot return his serve. In the last 8 matches they have played, this his how many break chances Haas has converted and points Haas has won on Federer's 1st serve:

Break chances

0/1

0/1

0/0

2/9

0/4

0/3

2/5

0/0

Points won off of Federer's 1st serve

1/31

4/44

5/26

17/77

7/36

14/51

12/82

7/62


total 67/409= 16%

Corey Feldman
07-03-2009, 03:28 PM
Roger's only been broken twice in this tournament

NYCtennisfan
07-03-2009, 03:35 PM
Interesting note, Federer has never lost a set in the SF's of Wimbledon:

Roddick 7-6(6), 6-3, 6-3
Grosjean 6-2, 6-3, 7-6(6)
Hewitt 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(4)
Bjorkman 6-2, 6-0, 6-2
Gasquet 7-5, 6-3, 6-4
Safin 6-3, 7-6(3), 6-4
Haas 7-6, 7-5, 6-3

He's lost two sets in Sf's at the USO, 4 sets at RG aside from his loss to Nadal, and of course lost two times at AO.

In SF's, he's 7-0 at SW19, 5-0 at the USO, 4-1 at RG, and 4-2 at the AO. 20-3 in SF's in slams is an amazing achievement.

Daniel
07-03-2009, 03:35 PM
Wonderful!

now focus on the final. get the mind ready .
Hope Roddick wins the other semifinal match

Dini
07-03-2009, 03:36 PM
Roger's only been broken twice in this tournament

Thrice. :p

Once vs Lu and twice vs Kohli. :angel:

NYCtennisfan
07-03-2009, 03:36 PM
Roger's only been broken twice in this tournament

Three times. Lu broke him once and Kohli twice.

57 service games held in a row. If it's Murray in the final, there will definitely be breaks and break chances for Federer's opponent.

robinhood
07-03-2009, 03:37 PM
Split too I reckon. Don't see it as being 100% pro-Andy though. But we are getting ahead of ourselves - he's not there yet.

I like Andy just fine but know several Brits who are rooting for Roger regardless.

Yeah, I just noticed the thread on GM about Brits not wanting Murray to win.
If that's true, then I guess there will be many cheers for Fed as well.

But as you said, Murray is not there yet, and I'll be more than ecstatic not to see him there.

Herdwick
07-03-2009, 03:42 PM
Yeah, I just noticed the thread on GM about Brits not wanting Murray to win.
If that's true, then I guess there will be many cheers for Fed as well.

But as you said, Murray is not there yet, and I'll be more than ecstatic not to see him there.

Well I actually meant in real life - ie normal people - as opposed to GM :rolls:

rofe
07-03-2009, 03:44 PM
Roger sensed it :eek:

now Murray :scared:

Why the scared emoticon? Roddick should be a comfortable win for Murray.

I know Roddick will be the easier opponent for Fed but I would like Roger to meet Murray.

didadida
07-03-2009, 04:01 PM
yeah me too i like Fed to meet Murray to take his revenge

didadida
07-03-2009, 04:06 PM
Interesting note, Federer has never lost a set in the SF's of Wimbledon:

Roddick 7-6(6), 6-3, 6-3
Grosjean 6-2, 6-3, 7-6(6)
Hewitt 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(4)
Bjorkman 6-2, 6-0, 6-2
Gasquet 7-5, 6-3, 6-4
Safin 6-3, 7-6(3), 6-4
Haas 7-6, 7-5, 6-3

He's lost two sets in Sf's at the USO, 4 sets at RG aside from his loss to Nadal, and of course lost two times at AO.

In SF's, he's 7-0 at SW19, 5-0 at the USO, 4-1 at RG, and 4-2 at the AO. 20-3 in SF's in slams is an amazing achievement.


wow what an amazing stats :eek:
thanks alot of sharing it :worship:

didadida
07-03-2009, 04:15 PM
Roddick takes the first set

oneandonlyhsn
07-03-2009, 04:15 PM
Why the scared emoticon? Roddick should be a comfortable win for Murray.

I know Roddick will be the easier opponent for Fed but I would like Roger to meet Murray.

:yeah: Thank you me too, I dont want him to play Roddick, I want him to play Muzza and get some revenge and where it matters the most :devil:

Minnie
07-03-2009, 04:15 PM
I'm a Brit and definitely won't be cheering for Murray on Sunday (if he gets through). As it happens, I rather hope A-Rod gets through. Interestingly enough, in a "straw poll" of neighbours near our house, I'd say 90% of them want Roger to get his 15th slam on Sunday - even if he has to beat Murray to do it. My neighbours have just gone up in my estimation :lol:

NYCtennisfan
07-03-2009, 04:17 PM
Roddick won the last two points of the set with:

--power BH dtl followed by a Bh dropshot winner
--running around his FH for a power inside-out BH

:eek:

Dini
07-03-2009, 04:19 PM
He's 3 BP's down now though. :lol:

rofe
07-03-2009, 04:29 PM
Didn't take Murray long to steady the ship. :lol:

NYCtennisfan
07-03-2009, 04:31 PM
Didn't take Murray long to steady the ship. :lol:

:lol: Roddick could have put a lot of pressure on Murray with some early holds. Murray was way too passive in the 1st set.

Art&Soul
07-03-2009, 04:35 PM
Yay ROGI, now I'm cheering for Muggay to win. C'moneeeeeeeeeee Muzza :p

anon57
07-03-2009, 04:44 PM
:woohoo:Into his seventh Wimbledon final, and he didn't even give me a massive heart attack:banana: only tiny little minor ones:o:p

Federerhingis
07-03-2009, 04:57 PM
:woohoo:Into his seventh Wimbledon final, and he didn't even give me a massive heart attack:banana: only tiny little minor ones:o:p :lol: Kimber. :wazzup: :hug:

I've learned the trick, sleep for most of the match, it slows your heart rate, then I peek at the Wimbledon.org site and since the broadcast in the US is always after the fact, I already know what I am going to be watching. :rolleyes: :tape:

Way to go Roger now one more win please. :woohoo: :yeah:

didadida
07-03-2009, 05:21 PM
R Federer - 03 July 2009
Friday, 3 July 2009

Q. You looked extremely smooth and fluent today. Everything coming with ease. How do you feel yourself? Did you enjoy the match? Did you feel any nerves or tension?
ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I mean, they're never easy, those big matches. But normally you always play better if your opponent's playing good, too. I thought Tommy, you know, was on a great run. I couldn't even get close to breaking him for almost two sets.

Sure, that makes it maybe a bit worried, but it's something that happens quite frequently on grass. It actually also is what happened to me in Paris, you know, where I wasn't able to break him for, you know, I think over also one and a half sets. Because I think I was up a break in the second.

I was really happy the way I played today. You know, I came up with some good stuff when I had to. Tough match, because Tommy was playing well.


Q. This is your record seventh Wimbledon final and your record twentieth Grand Slam final. If you win the Championship, you'll go back to No. 1 in the world. Which of those numbers means most to you, or do any of them mean anything to you other than winning?

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I mean, look, I'm very proud of all the records I've achieved, because I never thought I would be, you know, that successful as a kid. You know, I would have been happy winning a couple tournaments and maybe collecting Wimbledon, you know, sort of achieving the dream scenario, you know.

But not really all those records. But it's quite staggering now, you know, having reached again I think it's my sixth straight Grand Slam final I've achieved, as well. Having so many things going for me now again, opportunity again on Sunday, it's fantastic.

Quite amazing to be back in the Wimbledon final already because it seems like now all of a sudden everything happened very quickly.


Q. All sports have incredible records, marks. What does the history book mean to you?

ROGER FEDERER: I mean, I think more today than, you know, it used to be. You don't know all the records when you haven't been there. I mean, you know who won Wimbledon a ton of times, who's been No. 1 in the world for a certain amount of weeks, you know, who's won X amount of titles. Those are the big stats you might know if you're interested.

But then there are so many other records out there that people don't know except if you reach them yourself or if somebody reaches it. It's nice that they talk about them, because it gives me even more of an incentive to do well, you know, for myself.

I love playing against the younger generation, trying to beat those and then the next generation again and playing for the history books, but especially also playing for myself. There's a big incentive. I really enjoy that part of the game right now.


Q. Certainly the record for Grand Slam victories in singles is the most important record in our game. Could you comment on that particular record.

ROGER FEDERER: It's part of it, I think. It's a combination of many things. I think it would be wrong just to look at Grand Slam play. I think that's unfair to the other tournaments. It's unfair to the Masters Cup, which is an amazing tournament. I've also been able to win that one four times. For some reason, people don't really talk about it that much, which is a pity.

Then, of course, you know, the amount of titles you win, how consistent you've been, how you've been able to dominate, I think it all comes together.

But it's true that over best‑of‑five‑set matches and over two weeks, it is a true test. And that's why I think that a Grand Slam is definitely a part of that.


Q. We had a few interesting moments in that match. Do you remember the point when both of you came to the net and you tried to make the pass? Tommy just waved his hand. Did that affect you?

ROGER FEDERER: Not really. I don't know where I looked, but I didn't really look at the ball because I thought he might touch the net. The next thing I know ‑‑ or I was not surprised he got to it, but I was sort of happy he got to it so I could make a lob.

The next thing I know, it goes way out. But it was a funny moment, you know.


Q. Obviously not knowing which of the Andys you're going to face, we'll ask you about both of them. When it comes to Roddick, what do you remember most about your finals against him? How does his play now compare with then?

ROGER FEDERER: Well, I've played him 20 times, so I've had plenty of time, you know, to study his game, to understand his game. He's always played me also quite differently every single time I've played him. In the beginning of his career, I remember back in 2003, he was sometimes standing way back, you know, on the return. But then I played him one year, I mean, not on grass, but let's say in 2004, he chipped and charged a lot, you know, came to the net a lot. I've also played him when he's serve and volleyed first and second serve almost.

I've had many different looks against Roddick. I enjoy how he leaves everything out on the court. I can only marvel at how incredible his serve is. I like playing against him, not only just because of the record.


Q. You made the point previously that although Andy Murray has a good record against you, you've actually beaten him when it counts most.

ROGER FEDERER: What do you want me to say?


Q. The form you're in at the moment, you must feel you have a great chance if you should play him again on Sunday.

ROGER FEDERER: Absolutely. I mean, I think it doesn't matter who is in the other finals. If it would have been Rafa or Roddick or Murray or anybody, I think it's all to play for, you know, for any player.

I don't know how much, you know, like a record, like my great record I have against Roddick, would come into play. I'm not sure. It starts from zero. It's the same thing with Murray's record, which he has a good one against me, but then he's never been in a Wimbledon final before. It's my seventh straight.

At the end of the day, you have to let the racquet do the talking. I'm happy where my game's at right now. I'm so excited that I have a day off so I can kind of really get ready for the finals, because it's a big one, you know.

I know what's on the line. I hope I can play another good match.


Q. Will there be more nerves for you, because it could be 15 if you win it?

ROGER FEDERER: Right now I don't think so, because it helped me a lot going through, trying to achieve the fifth straight Wimbledon, equaling Borg's record. For some reason that meant the world to me. I was like in a bubble for two weeks, just trying to achieve it.

So this time around I think I'm much more relaxed. Maybe it's also because of Paris. But I really think that experience, trying to go for my fifth Wimbledon was a really big one, you know. That's why I might be actually a bit more relaxed this year.


Q. You mean bigger than achieving Roland Garros?

ROGER FEDERER: What do you mean?


Q. You were more nervous about the fifth?

ROGER FEDERER: Same. Quite similar. I mean, points are played differently on grass and on clay, so obviously there's a different tension out there. But both were huge.


Q. Mentally?

ROGER FEDERER: Mentally both were very difficult.


Q. Have you been texting with your buddy, Pete? Is he coming? What's the report?

ROGER FEDERER: Not the last week. Not that I've heard.


Q. If you do meet Andy Murray on Sunday, it would be strange, because most of the crowd will actually want Andy to win because he's a Brit. How will you deal with that, or doesn't it bother you?

ROGER FEDERER: It's a wonderful challenge, you know. I think at the end of the day people in this country are very fair. They understand the game. You applaud good shots. It doesn't matter who they come from.

I've had some, you know, good and tough matches over all the years in all different countries and continents. You know, I've played Andy Roddick and Agassi at the US Open, you know, when I came out, and played Pete here. They didn't particularly support Pete that much. They just like hoped for a good match. That's what I'm hoping to see as well on Sunday.

I'm not in any way frightened of the thought that they would support Andy in a crazy way. I mean, he deserves it. He comes from this island. It's going to be interesting. I'm gonna look forward to see who is gonna win.


Q. What do you think Pete Sampras' legacy is? What did you admire the most in his game?

ROGER FEDERER: I think his success here at Wimbledon, you know, being able to win it seven times. It's amazing. You know, winning it three times, coming back, winning it four times, going for five, it's quite something.

And, you know, he finished off with the US Open victory. It was very special against his biggest rival Agassi. I think that's what I'll remember most of him. But especially his fluid game. I guess the best serve we've seen in tennis history, even though today we also have some good ones.

But it's just the way he used it and the way he backed it up. And, you know, what a smooth mover he was, as well, which he never really got credit for. There's many things that Pete did incredibly well.


Q. What has been your approach to all the talk about whether you are indeed the greatest of all time? How would you describe what your approach has been? How much do you listen to it? What do you think about it?

ROGER FEDERER: I mean, sure, I like listening about it. It means I'm doing something right, you know. But then again, you know, let me finish my career, and then we'll see what happens at the end.

I always have had the most respect for all the generations in tennis. Technology has changed so much. You know, even tournaments have changed. US Open used to be on clay and on grass, and now it's on hard court. So it's hard to judge the whole thing. And I think that's what's also unique about our sport.

I just try to have the best possible career I can and look back with obviously incredible memories.


Q. Have you enjoyed these discussions, hearing about it?

ROGER FEDERER: Rather yes (smiling).

mangoes
07-03-2009, 05:26 PM
I'm so surprised..........I expected Murray to run away with this match. LET'S GO RODDICK:dance: :dance:

NYCtennisfan
07-03-2009, 05:28 PM
Roddick hitting BH return winners, BH DTL, inside-out BH's, serving and volleying...

JediFed
07-03-2009, 05:35 PM
Murray is at 50 percent first serves in, same as he was against Wawa. Hope Roddick can pull out this third set, and really put pressure on Murray.

rofe
07-03-2009, 05:37 PM
What a choke from Roddick. Wow.

xohxmyx
07-03-2009, 05:37 PM
see if i was getting $1 for every "you know" theres an easy $30 in that presser right there:lol:

JediFed
07-03-2009, 05:44 PM
Got the minibreak tho. C'mon Roddick! All you have to do is serve it out! 5 more serves.

JediFed
07-03-2009, 05:48 PM
3 more! C'mon Roddick!

anon57
07-03-2009, 05:50 PM
Roddick hitting BH return winners, BH DTL, inside-out BH's, serving and volleying...I've been most suprised with the way Roddick's been hitting his BH, he has hit some really good shots of that side. He's hit some good volleys as well though he's also come in on some really poor approach shots to get passed but I guess he just wouldn't be Roddick without those:p

JediFed
07-03-2009, 05:50 PM
6 all.

Rod just needs to break back once. Not playing great.

JediFed
07-03-2009, 05:52 PM
Roddick, serving for the set!

C'mon!

JediFed
07-03-2009, 05:53 PM
Murray is in deep, deep trouble now.

6-4 4-6 7-6(7) for Roddick.

rofe
07-03-2009, 05:55 PM
Roddick wanted to give the set away but Murray won't accept it. :lol:

Roddick sneaks out the 3rd.

fnuf7
07-03-2009, 05:58 PM
Bwa ha ha! :devil:

At the very least it's a 5 setter for Murray to win or we get Roddick instead, good news! :D

Plus seeing this so far I'd say whoever gets through won't pose too much trouble for Roger if he keeps his level as high as it has been in the tournament. Lovely stuff!

JediFed
07-03-2009, 06:02 PM
1 all in the 4th set. Murray needs to get his 1st serve percentage up.

fnuf7
07-03-2009, 06:04 PM
I think we'll see similar to 2nd set, after losing a set Murray gets angry, ups his level a bit & wins the next set & then it's up for grabs to either in a 5th set.

wackykid
07-03-2009, 06:05 PM
Why the scared emoticon? Roddick should be a comfortable win for Murray.

I know Roddick will be the easier opponent for Fed but I would like Roger to meet Murray.

while i would like roger to have his revenge over murray... but i'll root for the other andy... there are still plenty of other opportunities for roger to have his revenge... right now i just want roger to face an "easier" opponent in the finals... at least psychologically easier... plus i wan murray to keep a distance in ranking points with roger for now... plus i never liked murray... roddick's a much nicer guy... plus it'll be nice to see the good ole days of roger vs andy and not the roger vs new andy.... plus it would be nice to see roddick back and reaching finals would be such a great boost to his career... :D


regards,
wacky

JediFed
07-03-2009, 06:06 PM
Has to break Roddick on Grass. Not an easy task. Not only does he have to break Roddick, he has to hold his own serve. Serving at 50 percent gives Roddick some break chances, which he's much better at converting then Wawa.

JediFed
07-03-2009, 06:10 PM
2-2* Deuce. Some chances for Roddick to break here.

Murray holds, without giving up the breakpoint.

rofe
07-03-2009, 06:11 PM
Why is Murray playing so passive? Roddick is not going to make the errors Murray wants. :rolleyes:

Corey Feldman
07-03-2009, 06:12 PM
Why is Murray playing so passive? Roddick is not going to make the errors Murray wants. :rolleyes:
coz he is an idiot coached by morons

fnuf7
07-03-2009, 06:13 PM
^ Because that's how Murray always plays when it get pressured or tight. He backs away & waits for the mistake.

fnuf7
07-03-2009, 06:15 PM
Impressed by Roddick's volleys so far, he's obviously improved there over the years which is nice to see.

Rita
07-03-2009, 06:18 PM
coz he is an idiot coached by morons

Mike :hug:
at least he's serving well :shrug:

JediFed
07-03-2009, 06:19 PM
3 all now, Murray serving.

rofe
07-03-2009, 06:20 PM
coz he is an idiot coached by morons

He tends to retreat when things are not going well. He is still on serve though.

JediFed
07-03-2009, 06:20 PM
at least he's serving well


Even split between first and second serves? Murray is serving terribly.

mangoes
07-03-2009, 06:22 PM
I'm just hoping Roddick can close out this match......I'm still thinking Murray will win this:o

JediFed
07-03-2009, 06:24 PM
Saves a BP.

Keep your head on Roddick!

JediFed
07-03-2009, 06:25 PM
4 all. Murray serving.

Now we are going to see some fireworks.

JediFed
07-03-2009, 06:27 PM
4*-5

C'mon Roddick, just hold here. :D

didadida
07-03-2009, 06:28 PM
Alleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez

JediFed
07-03-2009, 06:30 PM
5 all. Murray serving. 1 more break opportunity for Roddick before the TB.

JediFed
07-03-2009, 06:33 PM
Murray holds to 30. 5*-6. Last game before tiebreak.

JediFed
07-03-2009, 06:35 PM
Tiebreak!

Just one more of these Roddick, and you win!

JediFed
07-03-2009, 06:37 PM
2-1*

JediFed
07-03-2009, 06:38 PM
Roddick with the minibreak!

That last serve was 79 MPH.

JediFed
07-03-2009, 06:40 PM
Roddick just needs 4 serves!

C'mon Roddick!

JediFed
07-03-2009, 06:40 PM
5-2*

2 more serves for Roddick!

JediFed
07-03-2009, 06:43 PM
Double match point.

JediFed
07-03-2009, 06:44 PM
Saved.

Single match point.

didadida
07-03-2009, 06:44 PM
Roddick did it

JediFed
07-03-2009, 06:46 PM
That's a wrap folks!

6-4 4-6 7-6(7) 7-6(5)

Federer - Roddick final.

Murray will remain in 3rd.

wackykid
07-03-2009, 06:46 PM
woot!!! good ole andy...!! :D

does this mean that we are assured that andy won't overtake federer after wimbledon...? :D


regards,
wacky

JediFed
07-03-2009, 06:48 PM
Didn't I say he would?

Yes, Murray will not catch Federer. This was his high water mark. He has a win at Cincy, a F in Canada and a F at the USO.

Murray stays at number 3 for the year. Year End number one is now between Fed and Nadal.

Fed can finally close the gap on Nadal with a win on sunday against Roddick.

fnuf7
07-03-2009, 06:48 PM
:woohoo: :bounce: :yeah:

Love it! Roddick is playing great so should not be under-estimated but :woohoo: for Roger vs Andy Roddick in a Wimbledon final again! :D

didadida
07-03-2009, 06:49 PM
believe it or not but im happy for Roddick he deserves to be in grand slam final

JediFed
07-03-2009, 07:00 PM
Number 3 for him. Not many players have made 3 Wimbly finals.

Federer is up there now with only Boom Boom and Pete.

Corey Feldman
07-03-2009, 07:04 PM
well it was a good result for Fed at least

tennisfan444
07-03-2009, 07:05 PM
Poor Andy is going to take a beating on Sunday. Roger won't even have to break a sweat. The only question is will Andy even get on the board at all?

xohxmyx
07-03-2009, 07:08 PM
i never ever thought i would be so happy for roddick like ever did i think i would be so happy to see him win!
im officially psyched for sunday now!! bring on Federer vs. Roddick :D:woohoo:

oneandonlyhsn
07-03-2009, 07:12 PM
A-Rod was fabulous against Murray, glad to see that his hard work has paid off.
The final should be very interesting, A-Rod is rejuvenated, and clearly has his thinking cap on and Roger is motivated and in good form. Should be a fabulous match :bounce:

anon57
07-03-2009, 07:16 PM
Poor Andy is going to take a beating on Sunday. Roger won't even have to break a sweat. The only question is will Andy even get on the board at all?Ofcourse Roddick's going to get on the board on Sunday. Roger matches against Andy usually are competitive even if Roger has one the vast majority of their matches. I expect Roddick to put up a fight and I don't think Roddick is going to get wiped off the court

Dini
07-03-2009, 07:17 PM
well it was a good result for Fed at least

:hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :awww:

Murray is too good a player not to bounce back from this Mike. ;)

xohxmyx
07-03-2009, 07:18 PM
i hope it is a good match i was completly dissapointed with the FO final(i mean of course i was estatic that fed won it and such) its was such a non-event 3 easy peasy sets i hope on sunday they play a real game of tennis and fight for their points (even though i'll probably have a heart attack or two:p)

Corey Feldman
07-03-2009, 07:20 PM
:hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :awww:

Murray is too good a player not to bounce back from this Mike. ;)maybe Nadine, maybe

:hug:

NYCtennisfan
07-03-2009, 07:25 PM
maybe Nadine, maybe

:hug:

Murray will be fine. He will learn from this loss that it's not enough to push the FH and wait to pass an opponent or wait for openings--you're not going to win multiple slams that way. He gave Roddick way too many opportunities to attack.

As for Federer's legacy, the last two slams show just how tough it is to beat every single player out there save one. Roddick has beaten both Djoko and Murray in best of 5 matches. For a gy to win againt everyone every time out on every surface is simply mind-boggling.

mangoes
07-03-2009, 07:27 PM
OH MY GOODNESS:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: I'm so happy for Andy:hug:

Sorry Mikey:hug:


Shockingly, I don't care who wins on Sunday. If it's Roger I will be happy he made it to 15. If it is Roddick, I will be happy that he has finally won Wimbledon.

Roger won the French Open........so anything else this year is a bonus:lol: :lol:

JediFed
07-03-2009, 07:27 PM
His time will come. He's the second best of the new balls (behind Nadal). But not today. :devil:

Bjorn - QF W W W W W F

Federer - W W W W W F F

Boom Boom - W W F QF W F F

Sampras - W W W QF W W W W

Only one with a better domination is Pete. Fed needs a win this year and a win next year to surpass him.

rofe
07-03-2009, 07:29 PM
Murray will recover and if he plays more aggressively at the USO (which I think he will) this year, he has a good chance to get the win.

Roddick's hard work on getting more variety into his game seems to be paying off so I am fine with him being in the final even if I wanted Murray to win this one.

trickcy
07-03-2009, 08:00 PM
Yes, please none for me either, unless you want a disruption to the match - I just bought a ticket for CC tomorrow - think I must be bonkers or a sucker for punishment.
Hope you enjoyed yourself today :D

:hearts: Federer vs Hawkeye. Someone needs to make a parody video. Although I'm afraid Rog is a Hawkeye pigeon (or should that be turkey?) :o I think during the Karlovic match, the commentator said he had an 80% incorrect challenge rate. :tape: He did get one right, though. :lol:
:tape: :tape: I'm convinced it's a ploy. He really does believe that if he gets enough wrong, he'll chance the statistics enough to abolish Hawk-Eye :shrug: :p


well it was a good result for Fed at least
:hug: Sorry about Muzza, Mikey :hug:

So, Fed vs AR again :D
Hope Roger wins this :bounce: If not, I'll actually be OK with AR winning it :) Still hope Fed does it.

Obey.my.dreamz
07-03-2009, 08:06 PM
ok , 1 dream is fulfilled, murray's out... one more to go,.. TAKE IT ROG! Take what is urs and what belongs to u ,.. take the crown and the rank #1 !!!!!

Eden
07-03-2009, 08:10 PM
R Federer
Friday, 3 July 2009

Q. You looked extremely smooth and fluent today. Everything coming with ease. How do you feel yourself? Did you enjoy the match? Did you feel any nerves or tension?

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I mean, they're never easy, those big matches. But normally you always play better if your opponent's playing good, too. I thought Tommy, you know, was on a great run. I couldn't even get close to breaking him for almost two sets.

Sure, that makes it maybe a bit worried, but it's something that happens quite frequently on grass. It actually also is what happened to me in Paris, you know, where I wasn't able to break him for, you know, I think over also one and a half sets. Because I think I was up a break in the second.

I was really happy the way I played today. You know, I came up with some good stuff when I had to. Tough match, because Tommy was playing well.


Q. This is your record seventh Wimbledon final and your record twentieth Grand Slam final. If you win the Championship, you'll go back to No. 1 in the world. Which of those numbers means most to you, or do any of them mean anything to you other than winning?

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I mean, look, I'm very proud of all the records I've achieved, because I never thought I would be, you know, that successful as a kid. You know, I would have been happy winning a couple tournaments and maybe collecting Wimbledon, you know, sort of achieving the dream scenario, you know.

But not really all those records. But it's quite staggering now, you know, having reached again I think it's my sixth straight Grand Slam final I've achieved, as well. Having so many things going for me now again, opportunity again on Sunday, it's fantastic.

Quite amazing to be back in the Wimbledon final already because it seems like now all of a sudden everything happened very quickly.


Q. All sports have incredible records, marks. What does the history book mean to you?

ROGER FEDERER: I mean, I think more today than, you know, it used to be. You don't know all the records when you haven't been there. I mean, you know who won Wimbledon a ton of times, who's been No. 1 in the world for a certain amount of weeks, you know, who's won X amount of titles. Those are the big stats you might know if you're interested.

But then there are so many other records out there that people don't know except if you reach them yourself or if somebody reaches it. It's nice that they talk about them, because it gives me even more of an incentive to do well, you know, for myself.

I love playing against the younger generation, trying to beat those and then the next generation again and playing for the history books, but especially also playing for myself. There's a big incentive. I really enjoy that part of the game right now.


Q. Certainly the record for Grand Slam victories in singles is the most important record in our game. Could you comment on that particular record.

ROGER FEDERER: It's part of it, I think. It's a combination of many things. I think it would be wrong just to look at Grand Slam play. I think that's unfair to the other tournaments. It's unfair to the Masters Cup, which is an amazing tournament. I've also been able to win that one four times. For some reason, people don't really talk about it that much, which is a pity.

Then, of course, you know, the amount of titles you win, how consistent you've been, how you've been able to dominate, I think it all comes together.

But it's true that over best‑of‑five‑set matches and over two weeks, it is a true test. And that's why I think that a Grand Slam is definitely a part of that.


Q. We had a few interesting moments in that match. Do you remember the point when both of you came to the net and you tried to make the pass? Tommy just waved his hand. Did that affect you?

ROGER FEDERER: Not really. I don't know where I looked, but I didn't really look at the ball because I thought he might touch the net. The next thing I know ‑‑ or I was not surprised he got to it, but I was sort of happy he got to it so I could make a lob.

The next thing I know, it goes way out. But it was a funny moment, you know.


Q. Obviously not knowing which of the Andys you're going to face, we'll ask you about both of them. When it comes to Roddick, what do you remember most about your finals against him? How does his play now compare with then?

ROGER FEDERER: Well, I've played him 20 times, so I've had plenty of time, you know, to study his game, to understand his game. He's always played me also quite differently every single time I've played him. In the beginning of his career, I remember back in 2003, he was sometimes standing way back, you know, on the return. But then I played him one year, I mean, not on grass, but let's say in 2004, he chipped and charged a lot, you know, came to the net a lot. I've also played him when he's serve and volleyed first and second serve almost.

I've had many different looks against Roddick. I enjoy how he leaves everything out on the court. I can only marvel at how incredible his serve is. I like playing against him, not only just because of the record.


Q. You made the point previously that although Andy Murray has a good record against you, you've actually beaten him when it counts most.

ROGER FEDERER: What do you want me to say?


Q. The form you're in at the moment, you must feel you have a great chance if you should play him again on Sunday.

ROGER FEDERER: Absolutely. I mean, I think it doesn't matter who is in the other finals. If it would have been Rafa or Roddick or Murray or anybody, I think it's all to play for, you know, for any player.

I don't know how much, you know, like a record, like my great record I have against Roddick, would come into play. I'm not sure. It starts from zero. It's the same thing with Murray's record, which he has a good one against me, but then he's never been in a Wimbledon final before. It's my seventh straight.

At the end of the day, you have to let the racquet do the talking. I'm happy where my game's at right now. I'm so excited that I have a day off so I can kind of really get ready for the finals, because it's a big one, you know.

I know what's on the line. I hope I can play another good match.


Q. Will there be more nerves for you, because it could be 15 if you win it?

ROGER FEDERER: Right now I don't think so, because it helped me a lot going through, trying to achieve the fifth straight Wimbledon, equaling Borg's record. For some reason that meant the world to me. I was like in a bubble for two weeks, just trying to achieve it.

So this time around I think I'm much more relaxed. Maybe it's also because of Paris. But I really think that experience, trying to go for my fifth Wimbledon was a really big one, you know. That's why I might be actually a bit more relaxed this year.


Q. You mean bigger than achieving Roland Garros?

ROGER FEDERER: What do you mean?


Q. You were more nervous about the fifth?

ROGER FEDERER: Same. Quite similar. I mean, points are played differently on grass and on clay, so obviously there's a different tension out there. But both were huge.


Q. Mentally?

ROGER FEDERER: Mentally both were very difficult.


Q. Have you been texting with your buddy, Pete? Is he coming? What's the report?

ROGER FEDERER: Not the last week. Not that I've heard.


Q. If you do meet Andy Murray on Sunday, it would be strange, because most of the crowd will actually want Andy to win because he's a Brit. How will you deal with that, or doesn't it bother you?

ROGER FEDERER: It's a wonderful challenge, you know. I think at the end of the day people in this country are very fair. They understand the game. You applaud good shots. It doesn't matter who they come from.

I've had some, you know, good and tough matches over all the years in all different countries and continents. You know, I've played Andy Roddick and Agassi at the US Open, you know, when I came out, and played Pete here. They didn't particularly support Pete that much. They just like hoped for a good match. That's what I'm hoping to see as well on Sunday.

I'm not in any way frightened of the thought that they would support Andy in a crazy way. I mean, he deserves it. He comes from this island. It's going to be interesting. I'm gonna look forward to see who is gonna win.


Q. What do you think Pete Sampras' legacy is? What did you admire the most in his game?

ROGER FEDERER: I think his success here at Wimbledon, you know, being able to win it seven times. It's amazing. You know, winning it three times, coming back, winning it four times, going for five, it's quite something.

And, you know, he finished off with the US Open victory. It was very special against his biggest rival Agassi. I think that's what I'll remember most of him. But especially his fluid game. I guess the best serve we've seen in tennis history, even though today we also have some good ones.

But it's just the way he used it and the way he backed it up. And, you know, what a smooth mover he was, as well, which he never really got credit for. There's many things that Pete did incredibly well.


Q. What has been your approach to all the talk about whether you are indeed the greatest of all time? How would you describe what your approach has been? How much do you listen to it? What do you think about it?

ROGER FEDERER: I mean, sure, I like listening about it. It means I'm doing something right, you know. But then again, you know, let me finish my career, and then we'll see what happens at the end.

I always have had the most respect for all the generations in tennis. Technology has changed so much. You know, even tournaments have changed. US Open used to be on clay and on grass, and now it's on hard court. So it's hard to judge the whole thing. And I think that's what's also unique about our sport.

I just try to have the best possible career I can and look back with obviously incredible memories.


Q. Have you enjoyed these discussions, hearing about it?

ROGER FEDERER: Rather yes (smiling).

Source: http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/news/interviews/2009-07-03/200907031246619127437.html

Eden
07-03-2009, 08:22 PM
Congratulations to Roger for reaching another GS final :) Very impressive how he got through his draw with players who had a great run recently.

I didn't got to see Roger's match today but was able to see the encounter between the two Andys from the second set on. It's really nice for ARod to be in the final again :) He has proven in the past how good he can be, especially on grass. One guy who never underestimated him was Roger. People might say it's easy for Roger to be respectful towards ARod, but they are on the tour for quite a while and had some unforgettable matches. The h2h doesn't tell how close some of their encounters have been.

It's typical GM talk again that people are writing Muzza off and that he is never going to win a GS. He is still young and sometimes it take a little while to have the real breakthrough.

soraya
07-03-2009, 09:50 PM
OH MY GOODNESS:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: I'm so happy for Andy:hug:

Sorry Mikey:hug:


Shockingly, I don't care who wins on Sunday. If it's Roger I will be happy he made it to 15. If it is Roddick, I will be happy that he has finally won Wimbledon.

Roger won the French Open........so anything else this year is a bonus:lol: :lol:

I cannot believe you are saying this.

rofe
07-03-2009, 09:56 PM
I hope Roger gets it done this Sunday. I want him to get the 15th this year and I don't think he will win the USO this year.

Dirk
07-03-2009, 10:14 PM
Congratulations to Roger for reaching another GS final :) Very impressive how he got through his draw with players who had a great run recently.

I didn't got to see Roger's match today but was able to see the encounter between the two Andys from the second set on. It's really nice for ARod to be in the final again :) He has proven in the past how good he can be, especially on grass. One guy who never underestimated him was Roger. People might say it's easy for Roger to be respectful towards ARod, but they are on the tour for quite a while and had some unforgettable matches. The h2h doesn't tell how close some of their encounters have been.

It's typical GM talk again that people are writing Muzza off and that he is never going to win a GS. He is still young and sometimes it take a little while to have the real breakthrough.

IF you missed the match today, let me tell you that Haas played great and it still was not nearly enough. I think the same thing will happen sunday, Andy will played well even very well and still not win maybe even a set.

robinhood
07-04-2009, 12:12 AM
Very happy that Roddick won not only because of Fed's H2H record against him, but because this guy, Simon Reed, on UK Eurosport can shut the **** up now and stop insulting Fed and anyone else not named Andy Murray.

Thank you, Andy Roddick!

partygirl
07-04-2009, 12:52 AM
I love roger, But for once in their career's Andy has to go out there & make it Harder for Roger, to push him further.

"You Have to stop him Andy! This is not his 15th."
http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-violent080.gif

lunahielo
07-04-2009, 01:49 AM
Looks like I am one of the only ones who really cares who wins on Sunday. (Maybe I am wrong..hope so)

I want Roger to wipe the court with Roddick. I don't think he will, because Roddick has improved so much~~but I still wish it would happen.

Sorry if this offends anyone, but I have never been a Roddick fan & am still not! I would be a hypocrite if I said anything different.

I am a Roger fan and want him to win his 15th...at Wimbledom...and that's just the way it is!;)

So................Allez, Roger~~ Take it to him in the final!

lina_seta
07-04-2009, 01:56 AM
#15 belongs to Wimbledon along with No. 1 back, both things he lost exactly a year ago... this is the time, it is destiny.

robinhood
07-04-2009, 02:08 AM
Looks like I am one of the only ones who really cares who wins on Sunday. (Maybe I am wrong..hope so)

I want Roger to wipe the court with Roddick. I don't think he will, because Roddick has improved so much~~but I still wish it would happen.

Sorry if this offends anyone, but I have never been a Roddick fan & am still not! I would be a hypocrite if I said anything different.

I am a Roger fan and want him to win his 15th...at Wimbledom...and that's just the way it is!;)

So................Allez, Roger~~ Take it to him in the final!

I agree. :D

JediFed
07-04-2009, 02:16 AM
I care! I want to see him get 7 and be the all-time king of Grass.

jwoodrx
07-04-2009, 04:27 AM
#15 belongs to Wimbledon along with No. 1 back, both things he lost exactly a year ago... this is the time, it is destiny.

Amen!:yeah:

Rommella
07-04-2009, 05:46 AM
#15 belongs to Wimbledon along with No. 1 back, both things he lost exactly a year ago... this is the time, it is destiny.

Am with you. :yeah:

trickcy
07-04-2009, 08:23 AM
I'm so psyched about the finals :bounce:
Btw, seven consecutive Wimledon finals, 21 consecutive GS SF and 6 consecutive GS F again :yeah: Wow, just shows how consistent Fed is and how he manages to almost always bring his best when it counts :yeah:
Come on ROger :bounce: One more :bounce:

Dirk
07-04-2009, 01:22 PM
Looks like I am one of the only ones who really cares who wins on Sunday. (Maybe I am wrong..hope so)

I want Roger to wipe the court with Roddick. I don't think he will, because Roddick has improved so much~~but I still wish it would happen.

Sorry if this offends anyone, but I have never been a Roddick fan & am still not! I would be a hypocrite if I said anything different.

I am a Roger fan and want him to win his 15th...at Wimbledom...and that's just the way it is!;)

So................Allez, Roger~~ Take it to him in the final!

Count me in as a hypocrite to anyone whom dares oppose Ninja too!!!!!!

I think Roger will smash Andy because Roger has been playing so so well. Andy's first serve will come down due to Roger returning it so well.

jtipson
07-04-2009, 03:01 PM
Hope you enjoyed yourself today :D


Certainly did; got to see Roger and Tommy practising (separately of course), then the match, and cheered for Roddick over Murray. Fortunately was sitting next to some Americans, so didn't feel particularly out of place.

Would love to go tomorrow to the final, but we'll see at 8.30 whether I can get any tickets....

clever1980
07-04-2009, 03:35 PM
Good Luck Roger!!!!!! :bounce:

oneandonlyhsn
07-04-2009, 03:44 PM
Good luck Roger tomorrow :bounce:
I am hoping for a good competitive final but with Roger winning ofcourse :D

mangoes
07-04-2009, 04:06 PM
Looks like I am one of the only ones who really cares who wins on Sunday. (Maybe I am wrong..hope so)

I want Roger to wipe the court with Roddick. I don't think he will, because Roddick has improved so much~~but I still wish it would happen.

Sorry if this offends anyone, but I have never been a Roddick fan & am still not! I would be a hypocrite if I said anything different.

I am a Roger fan and want him to win his 15th...at Wimbledom...and that's just the way it is!;)

So................Allez, Roger~~ Take it to him in the final!

:lol: :lol: :lol: No you're not. I think I'm the only one who will not be annoyed if Roddick wins:lol: :lol: :lol:



I cannot believe you are saying this.

:lol: :lol: :lol:............I think I'm one of the few fedtards who likes Roddick:shrug: And, anyway, I did say that I would be content if Roger would win only one GS this year, the French. He did:dance: :dance: