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Ksenia
07-05-2009, 07:29 PM
I'm so happy I cried :sobbing:
Thank you Roger :worship:

Ksenia
07-05-2009, 07:31 PM
-Rogi had A LOT more winners than Andy (33), and only a few more UFES (5)
-Rogi had a lot more aces (almost twice more)
-Rogi had a better % of 1st serves pts won AND 2nd serves
-Rogi won more points on the return (24 more points won, even though he broke only once)
-Rogi won more total points
-Rogi won 2 tiebreaks against a guy who barely lost a single one in 2009, saving 4sps in the second set
-Rogi was more successful at the net

AND he definitely won all the most important points to win this match:D
Amen :worship:

tim1987
07-05-2009, 07:33 PM
Never mind GOAT in tennis, is he the greatest athlete of all time? What he has done is ridiculously huge. He's on a par with Pele, Michael Jordan, Michael Johnson, Tiger Woods etc. It's crazy.

Or am I going overboard?!!

Diprosalic
07-05-2009, 07:34 PM
i made an avatar for another forum of this pic

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notice the my bad photoshopping skills removing the lady :)

if anyone want to have it feel free

Corey Feldman
07-05-2009, 07:36 PM
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
SSSSSSSSSSSS!!!! :rocker2::bounce::crazy:

how many of you jumped like Roger did when Rod blazed that out? :lol:

hope Roddick, and his fans are smoking a big fat one tonight :cool:

FedEXpress91
07-05-2009, 07:38 PM
YESS!!! that second set tie-break was heart attack inducing but somehow fed came out on top and finally re-claimed his crown as Wimby champion and #1 ranked player. I do feel bad for Andy, if this had been any other player he would have won, he played out of his mind and it will be interesting to see if he can recover from this and keep up this level of play going into the hardcourt season.

Dirk
07-05-2009, 07:41 PM
Another thing for those who say this was undeserved:
-Rogi had A LOT more winners than Andy (33), and only a few more UFES (5)
-Rogi had a lot more aces (almost twice more)
-Rogi had a better % of 1st serves pts won AND 2nd serves
-Rogi won more points on the return (24 more points won, even though he broke only once)
-Rogi won more total points
-Rogi won 2 tiebreaks against a guy who barely lost a single one in 2009, saving 4sps in the second set
-Rogi was more successful at the net

AND he definitely won all the most important points to win this match:D So what more can you say;) Rogi won despite being far from his God level and Andy played probably one of his best matches ever, WHAT A CHAMP:worship:


Perfect post, but it was just frustrating to see Roger who was Ninja all event long not playing as he should have. I hope this doesn't happen again but like you said it is a testament to how great he is that he can be iffy and still win over a great player.

refero*fervens
07-05-2009, 07:41 PM
Roger leaping like a mad-man :lol: :D

Pressure cooker. Turns out Newcombe made the 'something's gotta give' comment at the beginning of the 14-15 game. :eek:

:D Well, Roger, you participated in one of those big memorable finals and won it this time. Put a solid exclamation point of 'hard-earned' to those 15 gs, won even when not playing your best (not to take anything away from Andy). Please not to be sending your fans to an early grave again :wavey: ah well, he won he won he won! :worship:

Billabong :yeah: It was all Fed could do to keep believing and holding after being in such a position where it just really looked like he would lose despite those stats, and well, that transpired and got him the championship.

Ksenia
07-05-2009, 07:45 PM
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
SSSSSSSSSSSS!!!! :rocker2::bounce::crazy:

how many of you jumped like Roger did when Rod blazed that out? :lol:

hope Roddick, and his fans are smoking a big fat one tonight :cool:The question is, how many didn't? :lol:

nobama
07-05-2009, 07:48 PM
Andy was playing better in a lot of the rallies but Roger was just too tense. He rarely showed his Ninja self in the rallies but Andy did play well above my expectations. I can't believe Roger made so many dumb errors. I really thought Roger would lose in the 5th but thankfully he raised his game as Andy's serving was finally slowing down. He should have won that first set with the FH up the line. Roger we have to remember is not born with ice in the veins like Bjorg or Sampras. Roger is very sensitive at heart and he had to force himself to become Ninja like in order to achieve what he has. That is why I forgive all the messy play and his mood in moments like this but now that he has the record I hope he will be relaxed for the long long time.


NNNNNNNNIIIIIINNNNNNNJJJJJJAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce:Hey just enjoy it. :cool: Roddick had nothing to lose, threw the kitchen sink at Roger. Roger's playing in front of one of his idols who flew in all the way from California to see him win. How he managed to pull of the win in the end I don't know. :eek:

Corey Feldman
07-05-2009, 07:49 PM
how sweet it is :)

how great did that golden shiney cup look back in Fed's hands? :inlove:

it really shines in the sunlight that trophy

nobama
07-05-2009, 07:52 PM
Not a classic match? *&(*&)%^&^(*&)(&(*^(*&^*(_*(*&)*(_^*

Give these guys some credit, this will be remembered as one of the best, if not the best Wimbledon ever.Well the more it sinks in I think the 5th set was classic. And the great thing about it is they were so even in that set. Some might say Andy choked, but I don't agree. Something had to give, that's not choking.

habibko
07-05-2009, 07:56 PM
wonderful victory, congratulations Roger you proved once again today that you are a true champ :worship: :yeah:

NYCtennisfan
07-05-2009, 08:12 PM
I posted this in GM

Everything worked out the way Roddick and Stefanki probably thought it up: hold your serve early (hopefully serving first) and hope for Federer to get tight and lose the first set. Even though Federer has won so many matches against Roddick, most matches could have turned the way this one did. In almost all of the other matches, Federer would always:

--take advantage of BP's, especially if he got a look at a second serve
--get back huge serves at key moments
--make some tough passes
--dominate with the FH in rallies
--force Roddick to pass him with decent approach shot
--save BP's with big serves and/or the FH

None of this happened early today and Federer was on the ropes. He messed up his chances in that 5-6 game in the first, came out and played horribly in the service game, and was then in a daze the entire second set. He played a really good point at 2-6 down in the TB and served well to put pressure on Andy at 6-5. He got lucky and wound up winning the set.

At that point, you thought he would start hitting his FH and loosen up, but it didn't happen. He finally started hitting some FH's in the 5th set which helped him win it.

Federer looked tighter than any match he ever played against Nadal. He was caught flat-footed often in this match. He could not pull the trigger on the FH or the BH. He might have hit 5 BH's the entire match that changed the nature of a rally. His approach shots were dreadfully short and he looked like he didn't know what to do up at net. His passing shots were pretty awful by his standards as well.

Roddick did some things against Roger that he normally never does: hit some very nice CC FH's on the run to get Federer out of position, pass off the BH, change rallies off of his BH, consistency with the CC BH, and excellent tough volleying, even though he messed up that one at 6-2 up, and some good early FH hitting to approach net.

In the end, somehow, Federer's tight play didn't hamper his serving. He continued hitting spots all the way through and that won him the match. He was finally getting a read on the Roddick serve at the end as he got a large number of serves in play but Roddick was also not hitting his spots as well. He won 26 more return points, won a higher % of points off of his first serve and second serve. It was ugly, his strokes were awful by his standards, but he still found a way to win. To play poorly by your standards and still win when your opponent is playing well is quite an accomplishment.

I'm hoping with RG and #15 out of the way that he will come out and play his game: attack with the FH, attack with the BH when given the chance, S&V, come to net, and play his all-court game. If he can't after RG and #15, it will be apparent that he just physically can't play like that anymore.

nobama
07-05-2009, 08:22 PM
I'll never get this whole 'deserved' argument. Of course either guy could have won this match today. And yes Roger off the ground whas a shadow of himself, most likely due to nerves and Roddick giving his all and then some. But Roddick had 5-1 and then 6-2 in that 2nd set TB. And Roger probably should have won the 1st set.

I feel gutted for Roddick (and I don't even like him) but Roger should get some credit for hanging in there when his return game was not there and he couldn't break Roddick's serve. But what's most annoying is bitching about Roger's serve keeping him in this match. So what only guys who are known for a big serve are allowed to have serves keep them in the match? It's Wimbledon for godssake. Last time I checked the serve was a big part of being successful at Wimbledon. :lol:

Eden
07-05-2009, 08:27 PM
What a match :worship:

Roger really spoils us lately with those roller-coaster-performances.

Congratulations to him for getting the trophy and breaking the GS record :) It's fitting that it happened in Wimbledon.

Finally all the pressure he ever had in his career is off the back. Let's wait and see how his career will go on from now on.

Who would have thought it a few weeks ago how the season would turn around for him?

Hope he will have a nice time off now and Mirka is going to give birth to a healthy child. How she is still able to follow Roger's matches live is beyond me :lol:

:hatoff: to Andy for this match. You have to give him credit how he comes out against Roger on the court most of the time, even though the h2h is so in favour of Roger. This must be the most heart-breaking loss of his career because he was quite close. Hope he will be able to recover from this defeat. He can be really proud of his run at the tournament and the performance in the final.

Corey Feldman
07-05-2009, 08:27 PM
Rod had his chances but the facts were there for all to see - he was ahead in points won and nearly all other aspects other than BP's taken

it wasnt the best he's ever returned today, thats for sure

i am concerned for the rest of the year - HC's, his schedule, Mirka's pregnancy... but who even cares about that for now :D

NYCtennisfan
07-05-2009, 08:28 PM
I'll never get this whole 'deserved' argument. Of course either guy could have won this match today. And yes Roger off the ground whas a shadow of himself, most likely due to nerves and Roddick giving his all and then some. But Roddick had 5-1 and then 6-2 in that 2nd set TB. And Roger probably should have won the 1st set.

I feel gutted for Roddick (and I don't even like him) but Roger should get some credit for hanging in there when his return game was not there and he couldn't break Roddick's serve. But what's most annoying is bitching about Roger's serve keeping him in this match. So what only guys who are known for a big serve are allowed to have serves keep them in the match? It's Wimbledon for godssake. Last time I checked the serve was a big part of being successful at Wimbledon. :lol:

The victory was definitely deserved. He won more points and won more receiving points.

I think what's got most people in a tizzy is that fact that for the first time in 21 meetings, Federer didn't completely outplay Roddick from the baseline. Because he didn't do so, and because Roddick was hitting BH passes and changing rallies with his BH and volleying well, and so on, they feel he should have won (that and the volley he missed in the 2nd set TB). The fact is that even though Roddick WAS doing all those things, he still didn't break Federer in the 5th when there were plenty of opportunities off of Fed second serves, or in the 3rd set when Federer was hitting as weak as he has ever done in the latter stages of that set. Just because a player plays better than he usually does and his opponent plays worse doesn't mean that the former deserves to beat the latter.

It was an ugly way to get 15 in front of all the greats, but not many people will remember that 10 years from now.

rofe
07-05-2009, 08:29 PM
I posted this in GM

Everything worked out the way Roddick and Stefanki probably thought it up: hold your serve early (hopefully serving first) and hope for Federer to get tight and lose the first set. Even though Federer has won so many matches against Roddick, most matches could have turned the way this one did. In almost all of the other matches, Federer would always:

--take advantage of BP's, especially if he got a look at a second serve
--get back huge serves at key moments
--make some tough passes
--dominate with the FH in rallies
--force Roddick to pass him with decent approach shot
--save BP's with big serves and/or the FH

None of this happened early today and Federer was on the ropes. He messed up his chances in that 5-6 game in the first, came out and played horribly in the service game, and was then in a daze the entire second set. He played a really good point at 2-6 down in the TB and served well to put pressure on Andy at 6-5. He got lucky and wound up winning the set.

At that point, you thought he would start hitting his FH and loosen up, but it didn't happen. He finally started hitting some FH's in the 5th set which helped him win it.

Federer looked tighter than any match he ever played against Nadal. He was caught flat-footed often in this match. He could not pull the trigger on the FH or the BH. He might have hit 5 BH's the entire match that changed the nature of a rally. His approach shots were dreadfully short and he looked like he didn't know what to do up at net. His passing shots were pretty awful by his standards as well.

Roddick did some things against Roger that he normally never does: hit some very nice CC FH's on the run to get Federer out of position, pass off the BH, change rallies off of his BH, consistency with the CC BH, and excellent tough volleying, even though he messed up that one at 6-2 up, and some good early FH hitting to approach net.

In the end, somehow, Federer's tight play didn't hamper his serving. He continued hitting spots all the way through and that won him the match. He was finally getting a read on the Roddick serve at the end as he got a large number of serves in play but Roddick was also not hitting his spots as well. He won 26 more return points, won a higher % of points off of his first serve and second serve. It was ugly, his strokes were awful by his standards, but he still found a way to win. To play poorly by your standards and still win when your opponent is playing well is quite an accomplishment.

I'm hoping with RG and #15 out of the way that he will come out and play his game: attack with the FH, attack with the BH when given the chance, S&V, come to net, and play his all-court game. If he can't after RG and #15, it will be apparent that he just physically can't play like that anymore.

Good post. I think it was a combination of Roddick keeping his focus, using some great variety to throw off Roger's rhythm and Roger's nervousness that made this go all the way deep into the 5th set.

Andy took the ball early and was very good in dictating play from the back of the court. Usually, Andy starts retreating behind the baseline when these two play but not today. He came to make a match out of it and he did but Roger's big match experience saw him through. Hope the Andy we saw today plays in the future.

Eden
07-05-2009, 08:36 PM
Roger's presser:

R Federer
Sunday, 5 July 2009

Q. How hard was that compared to other finals you've played here?
ROGER FEDERER: It was difficult, because I thought Andy played great. You know, I mean, I'm obviously ‑‑ I know how it is to play a Wimbledon final. I know how it is to play a fifth set in the final, in a Wimbledon final.

But it felt different. It was so different to what I experienced the last few years with Rafa, you know, where it was a baseline game. Today it was a serve and return game, which is more classical for grass.

You know, I mean, it's frustrating at times because I couldn't break Andy till the very, very end. So satisfaction is maybe bigger this time around to come through, because I couldn't control the match at all.


Q. What went through your head when you finally won the second set?

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I mean, I thought the second set was obviously key to what came after. Maybe being down two sets to love, the way Andy was serving, would have always been a very difficult situation to be in, you know.

Even then down two sets to love it's still possible, but it definitely increased my chances of winning.


Q. What are your feelings for Andy now?

ROGER FEDERER: It's hard. Sports or tennis is cruel sometimes. We know it. I went through some five‑setters in Grand Slam finals, too and ended up losing. It's hard, you know.

But I think he did great, you know. He's not going to let his head hang down. I think he's gonna come back strong and play great in the States. I think it's one of the best matches we played against each other. Of course, conditions were very quick today.

But he played well. You know, I really thought I had to play my very, very best to come through.


Q. You said that as a boy you couldn't have dreamed of this. Was there a point as a boy where the game captured you, inspired you, and you said, That's what I want to be?

ROGER FEDERER: Sure. I mean, I wanted to be a tennis player or a soccer player from a very young age.


Q. Was there a final or something?

ROGER FEDERER: I think the Becker/Edberg final. I don't remember which year because they played a few times. Sitting at home in the living room, watching them play, thinking hopefully one day I can be like them, you know.

That's I guess where idols and inspirations are good. They push you forward. Then along the way you joke around and say it's coming closer. You know, when you win a practice match, you know, you just fake like you've just won Wimbledon, you know. All of a sudden it's really happening, you know.

But it's so surreal to think that far ahead, that it's amazing coming through in the end like this today.


Q. A lot of players go through their entire career never winning one Grand Slam. What's it like to win 15?

ROGER FEDERER: That's a good question. I like it. Makes me happy (smiling).

I don't know. I mean, it's staggering, you know, that I've been able to play so well for, you know, so many years now and stay injury‑free. Happy what I'm doing.

You know, I mean, of course there is a certain routine that's started to happen the last few years since I sort of became No. 1 in the world. I knew what it took to win the big ones. That's obviously, you know, a lot of experience that comes with it, you know, being there and giving myself chances.

Yeah, you know, so it's ‑‑ yeah, it's crazy that I've been able to win so many in such a short period of time, I think.


Q. Your first Grand Slam title was Wimbledon. Now your 15th is Wimbledon. Both titles are memorable. Do you feel destiny or anything?

ROGER FEDERER: Well, I mean, I'm happy I broke the record here in some ways, you know, because this is always the tournament that's meant the most to me because of what we spoke about with my heroes and idols being so successful here.

So it definitely feels like it's come full circle for me, you know, starting it here and ending it here. Of course, my career is far from over. But it's also nice to think especially so many legends were sitting there today. You know, especially Pete, you know, who I had a great time with in Asia a short while ago.

I know how much the record meant to him and he knows how much the record means to me. In a way, I still feel like we share it, you know, just because he was such a wonderful champion. He still has one up against me here at Wimbledon. It's nice, you know, that he shows appreciation for what I'm doing, and it's just great seeing so many, you know, legends coming out and enjoying my tennis or our tennis today.

I don't know how to say. I used to get nervous when a friend would come watch me play as a kid, and then it was my parents, and then it was legends and people I really ‑‑ who meant something. Today it's okay. Today anybody can come and watch me play. I don't get nervous anymore. Today with Pete it was a bit special, you know. When he walked in and I saw him for the first time, I did get more nervous actually.


Q. He got here late actually.

ROGER FEDERER: I said hello to him, too, which is unusual. But I thought, I don't want to be rude, you know (laughter).


Q. When did you actually find out he was coming? It was a will he, won't he, will he, won't he for the last couple of days. Were you given notice he was going to be there?

ROGER FEDERER: Well, confirmation I only got it yesterday during the day, but he promised me long time ago that he would. So I always knew he would keep his word, you know.

Yeah, he hoped it was maybe going to be in New York so it's closest to him. He said maybe not Australia, if possible. But I think this works for everyone.


Q. You've reclaimed the tennis throne, winning the French, here, No. 1 spot, without facing Rafael Nadal. Does that take anything out of it in any way?

ROGER FEDERER: No, I don't think it should. Just because tennis, that's the way it goes, you know. Everybody expected Murray to be in the finals. He wasn't there. It's not the mistake of the one who wins at the end.

Of course, I would have loved to play him again. But, then again, I've also played Andy now in three great Wimbledon finals, you know, and I think he deserves the credit, too, for playing so well.

You never know how he would have played, but it's sad he couldn't even give it a fair chance, Rafa. He had the injury. Tennis moves very quickly, you know.

I'm happy at least that I became No. 1 in the world by winning the tournament, not just by him not playing at all, or me playing decent or someone else playing decent and getting to No. 1. That's not the way it's supposed to be.

It's supposed to be that you win big matches, big tournaments. That's how you get back to it.


Q. What is going to be your next priorities?

ROGER FEDERER: The next priorities?


Q. From here.

ROGER FEDERER: What do you think? Not tennis.


Q. Do you feel like you're the happiest person right now?

ROGER FEDERER: I don't know. I mean, I'm very happy. I don't know if I'm the happiest person in the world. I don't think so. I think there's many happy people out there. Tennis doesn't make you ‑‑ tennis doesn't do it all for me. There's more to life than just tennis. But I feel great.


Q. Up till this point of your career, do you still have some regrets in your personal life and professional life?

ROGER FEDERER: No. I mean, I think in my tennis life I think I tried as hard as I could. Maybe some regrets when I was a junior. But I think it's important to go through that period of time where you don't know what it takes, so you try all sort of different things. And then you're not professional at times because you're not supposed to be because you're young, you're a junior, you're enjoying tennis.

On a personal level, I'm very happy. I'm together with a lovely wife for almost 10 years. It's great, you know. I'm happy it's the way it is really.


Q. 15 slams is such an incredible accomplishment over a long period of time. What qualities are you most proud of that you brought to this achievement?

ROGER FEDERER: To the sport?


Q. No, that you brought to achieving the record of 15 slams.

ROGER FEDERER: Uhm, just the fight, you know, because I'm famous for, you know, being all casual and relaxed out there, not showing much. But, you know, we all know how different it was, you know.

So for me to come get the player I am today, I mean, I'm surprised, you know. Just because I didn't expect it first of all. I never thought I could be this consistent, that great of a player with so many qualities, you know. Because I know I have qualities everywhere in the game. I know I have also some deficit, you know, which is normal, too.

Unfortunately, you can't practice everything in tennis. We play too many tournaments. So we don't have the chance, you know, to work on our games enough. That would be interesting to see if we had six months off, you know, how could you evolve as a player.

But there is a certain calendar, and we got to work with it, you know, trying to play well for the short period of time we can, and then also try to work on the game but also have enough breaks.

So it's quite interesting how a career goes. But I think I've handled many things the right way, you know, including the media, my personal life. I'm happy where my life has sort of improved, I would say, because it's so much fun on the tour right now.

I love traveling. I always kept things happy. I think that's key, you know, to a long career.


Q. What does it say on your T‑shirt?

ROGER FEDERER: "There is no finish line. Far from done."


Q. How do you feel about being a legend, except feeling good?

ROGER FEDERER: I don't know if you're a legend as long as you're still playing the sport. So let's wait and see.

Source: http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/news/interviews/2009-07-05/200907051246792657171.html

Dini
07-05-2009, 08:47 PM
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http://www.atpworldtour.com/Splash/Splash-Page.aspx

SUKTUEN
07-05-2009, 08:48 PM
Thankyou so much my GOD!!!!!!!!!

Congrat Roger!!!!!

You play your Best tennis today!!!:worship::worship:

Dini
07-05-2009, 08:49 PM
http://i39.tinypic.com/2lv0g2c.jpg

nobama
07-05-2009, 08:50 PM
The victory was definitely deserved. He won more points and won more receiving points.

I think what's got most people in a tizzy is that fact that for the first time in 21 meetings, Federer didn't completely outplay Roddick from the baseline. Because he didn't do so, and because Roddick was hitting BH passes and changing rallies with his BH and volleying well, and so on, they feel he should have won (that and the volley he missed in the 2nd set TB). The fact is that even though Roddick WAS doing all those things, he still didn't break Federer in the 5th when there were plenty of opportunities off of Fed second serves, or in the 3rd set when Federer was hitting as weak as he has ever done in the latter stages of that set. Just because a player plays better than he usually does and his opponent plays worse doesn't mean that the former deserves to beat the latter.

It was an ugly way to get 15 in front of all the greats, but not many people will remember that 10 years from now.Seems to me about a week or so ago there was a thread in GM about Murray saying he doesn't care how badly he plays as long as he wins. I don't remember anyone replying saying he was wrong. :lol:

OK so Roger won more with his serve today than his ground game. Well that's how IK wins all of his matches, and how Roddick wins most of his. There shouldn't be one standard for consistant big servers like that and one for the rest.

timafi
07-05-2009, 08:50 PM
:bowdown:Roger you THE man:bowdown:
:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:v:woohoo:

I hope Roddick NEVER wins a major again i still cannot stand him and won't apologize for that either:shrug:

JediFed
07-05-2009, 08:51 PM
Yep, Pete is still the King of Grass, but Roger is making his way along.

soraya
07-05-2009, 08:51 PM
The ad with Tiger, Bjorg, Jordan, Laver and Sampras shown at the end of the match was just heart warming.

NYCtennisfan
07-05-2009, 08:53 PM
Federer must be the only player in history who not only has to win every time out, but he has to put on a clinic in the finals, playing his best tennis.

Corey Feldman
07-05-2009, 08:53 PM
the BBC showed that advert/commercial in the studio with Sue Barker, Rusedski, Boris and Lloyd

they all loved it :lol:

SUE asked them all if Fed was the GOAT and got 3 firm "Yes" 'es ;)

Dini
07-05-2009, 09:03 PM
Mike your sig is evil. :o :awww:

Congrats everyone btw! :D

How did you all feel when Fed saved the 2 BP's in the 5th? I know I screamed so loud that I have a sore-ish throat now. :lol:

anon57
07-05-2009, 09:07 PM
What a match :worship:

Roger really spoils us lately with those roller-coaster-performances.

:lol:I'm not sure giving us heartattacks is spoiling us, but at least he ends up winning the rollercoaster matches:p

:woohoo::banana:15:woohoo::banana:Not sure it's been mentioned yet;)

nobama
07-05-2009, 09:08 PM
^^
Er, couldn't Laver find a suit that actually fits? :lol:

Corey Feldman
07-05-2009, 09:09 PM
GOAT picture of all time

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/28/fullj.111ab3381b0c6821d226a73e9dbfe61b/111ab3381b0c6821d226a73e9dbfe61b-getty-87978030mt393_the_champions.jpg

Dini
07-05-2009, 09:11 PM
I think Fed just wants to improve his 5 setter stat. :p

nihilism
07-05-2009, 09:16 PM
What an exhilarating moment.

NYCtennisfan
07-05-2009, 09:21 PM
GOAT picture of all time

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/28/fullj.111ab3381b0c6821d226a73e9dbfe61b/111ab3381b0c6821d226a73e9dbfe61b-getty-87978030mt393_the_champions.jpg

How come Laver doesn't get to touch the golden cup? I think Pete looked underwhelmed during most of the match.

feuselino
07-05-2009, 09:24 PM
Borg wanted to touch the trophy badly it seems :)
The ad with Jordan, Woods et al is amazing! McEnroe is really funny in it, hehe.

Corey Feldman
07-05-2009, 09:25 PM
i was watching live and R.Laver was touching the cup but after a few seconds he took his hand off

Dini
07-05-2009, 09:26 PM
Pete was tired. :awww:

nobama
07-05-2009, 09:28 PM
^^^
I don't get the sense that Pete cares much about tennis these days - you never really see him at the slams or big matches It's almost as if what he did today was a huge chore for him. :lol:

JediFed
07-05-2009, 09:29 PM
Match started at 4am for us on the west coast.

Federerhingis
07-05-2009, 09:33 PM
Howdy all and congrats! Congrats Roger!!! :woohoo: :yeah: Now play better in your next grand slam final. :tape: :lol:

Federer's serve has now saved him and won him two wimbledon finals. ;)

didadida
07-05-2009, 09:37 PM
R Federer - 05 July 2009
Sunday, 5 July 2009

Q. How hard was that compared to other finals you've played here?
ROGER FEDERER: It was difficult, because I thought Andy played great. You know, I mean, I'm obviously ‑‑ I know how it is to play a Wimbledon final. I know how it is to play a fifth set in the final, in a Wimbledon final.

But it felt different. It was so different to what I experienced the last few years with Rafa, you know, where it was a baseline game. Today it was a serve and return game, which is more classical for grass.

You know, I mean, it's frustrating at times because I couldn't break Andy till the very, very end. So satisfaction is maybe bigger this time around to come through, because I couldn't control the match at all.


Q. What went through your head when you finally won the second set?

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I mean, I thought the second set was obviously key to what came after. Maybe being down two sets to love, the way Andy was serving, would have always been a very difficult situation to be in, you know.

Even then down two sets to love it's still possible, but it definitely increased my chances of winning.


Q. What are your feelings for Andy now?

ROGER FEDERER: It's hard. Sports or tennis is cruel sometimes. We know it. I went through some five‑setters in Grand Slam finals, too and ended up losing. It's hard, you know.

But I think he did great, you know. He's not going to let his head hang down. I think he's gonna come back strong and play great in the States. I think it's one of the best matches we played against each other. Of course, conditions were very quick today.

But he played well. You know, I really thought I had to play my very, very best to come through.


Q. You said that as a boy you couldn't have dreamed of this. Was there a point as a boy where the game captured you, inspired you, and you said, That's what I want to be?

ROGER FEDERER: Sure. I mean, I wanted to be a tennis player or a soccer player from a very young age.


Q. Was there a final or something?

ROGER FEDERER: I think the Becker/Edberg final. I don't remember which year because they played a few times. Sitting at home in the living room, watching them play, thinking hopefully one day I can be like them, you know.

That's I guess where idols and inspirations are good. They push you forward. Then along the way you joke around and say it's coming closer. You know, when you win a practice match, you know, you just fake like you've just won Wimbledon, you know. All of a sudden it's really happening, you know.

But it's so surreal to think that far ahead, that it's amazing coming through in the end like this today.


Q. A lot of players go through their entire career never winning one Grand Slam. What's it like to win 15?

ROGER FEDERER: That's a good question. I like it. Makes me happy (smiling).

I don't know. I mean, it's staggering, you know, that I've been able to play so well for, you know, so many years now and stay injury‑free. Happy what I'm doing.

You know, I mean, of course there is a certain routine that's started to happen the last few years since I sort of became No. 1 in the world. I knew what it took to win the big ones. That's obviously, you know, a lot of experience that comes with it, you know, being there and giving myself chances.

Yeah, you know, so it's ‑‑ yeah, it's crazy that I've been able to win so many in such a short period of time, I think.


Q. Your first Grand Slam title was Wimbledon. Now your 15th is Wimbledon. Both titles are memorable. Do you feel destiny or anything?

ROGER FEDERER: Well, I mean, I'm happy I broke the record here in some ways, you know, because this is always the tournament that's meant the most to me because of what we spoke about with my heroes and idols being so successful here.

So it definitely feels like it's come full circle for me, you know, starting it here and ending it here. Of course, my career is far from over. But it's also nice to think especially so many legends were sitting there today. You know, especially Pete, you know, who I had a great time with in Asia a short while ago.

I know how much the record meant to him and he knows how much the record means to me. In a way, I still feel like we share it, you know, just because he was such a wonderful champion. He still has one up against me here at Wimbledon. It's nice, you know, that he shows appreciation for what I'm doing, and it's just great seeing so many, you know, legends coming out and enjoying my tennis or our tennis today.

I don't know how to say. I used to get nervous when a friend would come watch me play as a kid, and then it was my parents, and then it was legends and people I really ‑‑ who meant something. Today it's okay. Today anybody can come and watch me play. I don't get nervous anymore. Today with Pete it was a bit special, you know. When he walked in and I saw him for the first time, I did get more nervous actually.


Q. He got here late actually.

ROGER FEDERER: I said hello to him, too, which is unusual. But I thought, I don't want to be rude, you know (laughter).


Q. When did you actually find out he was coming? It was a will he, won't he, will he, won't he for the last couple of days. Were you given notice he was going to be there?

ROGER FEDERER: Well, confirmation I only got it yesterday during the day, but he promised me long time ago that he would. So I always knew he would keep his word, you know.

Yeah, he hoped it was maybe going to be in New York so it's closest to him. He said maybe not Australia, if possible. But I think this works for everyone.


Q. You've reclaimed the tennis throne, winning the French, here, No. 1 spot, without facing Rafael Nadal. Does that take anything out of it in any way?

ROGER FEDERER: No, I don't think it should. Just because tennis, that's the way it goes, you know. Everybody expected Murray to be in the finals. He wasn't there. It's not the mistake of the one who wins at the end.

Of course, I would have loved to play him again. But, then again, I've also played Andy now in three great Wimbledon finals, you know, and I think he deserves the credit, too, for playing so well.

You never know how he would have played, but it's sad he couldn't even give it a fair chance, Rafa. He had the injury. Tennis moves very quickly, you know.

I'm happy at least that I became No. 1 in the world by winning the tournament, not just by him not playing at all, or me playing decent or someone else playing decent and getting to No. 1. That's not the way it's supposed to be.

It's supposed to be that you win big matches, big tournaments. That's how you get back to it.


Q. What is going to be your next priorities?

ROGER FEDERER: The next priorities?


Q. From here.

ROGER FEDERER: What do you think? Not tennis.


Q. Do you feel like you're the happiest person right now?

ROGER FEDERER: I don't know. I mean, I'm very happy. I don't know if I'm the happiest person in the world. I don't think so. I think there's many happy people out there. Tennis doesn't make you ‑‑ tennis doesn't do it all for me. There's more to life than just tennis. But I feel great.


Q. Up till this point of your career, do you still have some regrets in your personal life and professional life?

ROGER FEDERER: No. I mean, I think in my tennis life I think I tried as hard as I could. Maybe some regrets when I was a junior. But I think it's important to go through that period of time where you don't know what it takes, so you try all sort of different things. And then you're not professional at times because you're not supposed to be because you're young, you're a junior, you're enjoying tennis.

On a personal level, I'm very happy. I'm together with a lovely wife for almost 10 years. It's great, you know. I'm happy it's the way it is really.


Q. 15 slams is such an incredible accomplishment over a long period of time. What qualities are you most proud of that you brought to this achievement?

ROGER FEDERER: To the sport?


Q. No, that you brought to achieving the record of 15 slams.

ROGER FEDERER: Uhm, just the fight, you know, because I'm famous for, you know, being all casual and relaxed out there, not showing much. But, you know, we all know how different it was, you know.

So for me to come get the player I am today, I mean, I'm surprised, you know. Just because I didn't expect it first of all. I never thought I could be this consistent, that great of a player with so many qualities, you know. Because I know I have qualities everywhere in the game. I know I have also some deficit, you know, which is normal, too.

Unfortunately, you can't practice everything in tennis. We play too many tournaments. So we don't have the chance, you know, to work on our games enough. That would be interesting to see if we had six months off, you know, how could you evolve as a player.

But there is a certain calendar, and we got to work with it, you know, trying to play well for the short period of time we can, and then also try to work on the game but also have enough breaks.

So it's quite interesting how a career goes. But I think I've handled many things the right way, you know, including the media, my personal life. I'm happy where my life has sort of improved, I would say, because it's so much fun on the tour right now.

I love traveling. I always kept things happy. I think that's key, you know, to a long career.


Q. What does it say on your T‑shirt?

ROGER FEDERER: "There is no finish line. Far from done."


Q. How do you feel about being a legend, except feeling good?

ROGER FEDERER: I don't know if you're a legend as long as you're still playing the sport. So let's wait and see.



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jwoodrx
07-05-2009, 09:59 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)

This is all your fault you know. I hope you're happy!:p

Corey Feldman
07-05-2009, 09:59 PM
the jacket, the comments, the luck

oh Roger is back on top again again :D

didadida
07-05-2009, 10:00 PM
Federer 15

Federer's Road To Grand Slam Greatness
Road To Grand Slam Greatness
by ATP Staff
| 01.07.2008


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Roger Federer's road to Grand Slam greatness began in 2003 at Wimbledon.
Roger Federer established himself as one above the rest Sunday, fittingly claiming his record 15th Grand Slam title at the All England Club – the site of his first major triumph six years ago at the age of 21.

The Swiss maestro, who completed the career Grand Slam last month with victory over Robin Soderling in the Roland Garros final, accomplished the historic feat in 25 tournament appearances. In comparison, previous record holder Pete Sampras won his first Grand Slam in 1990 and his 14th in 2002 – a span of 13 years and 45 majors – and finished his career without the elusive clay-court title.

Federer’s road to 15 Grand Slam titles is made even more impressive when taking into account that many of his recent triumphs and heartaches have come against great rival Rafael Nadal. Since their first Grand Slam meeting in the 2005 Roland Garros semi-finals, the two have faced off in seven championship finals with Nadal denying the Swiss on five occasions.

Below, we look back on Federer’s historic achievement, beginning with his first Grand Slam title at 2003 Wimbledon:

2003 Wimbledon - After failing to reach the semi-final stage in his first 16 Grand Slam appearances (Pete Sampras won the 1990 US Open in his eighth appearance at a major), Federer's immense talent had gone largely unrewarded until his arrival at the All England Club in 2003. He had been touted a potential champion a year earlier but suffered a first-round loss to Mario Ancic. Expectations had been high since 2001, when he stunned seven-time champion Pete Sampras to reach the quarter-finals. But in 2003 Federer became a Grand Slam winner after an exquisite performance at Wimbledon, where he lost just one set and did not drop serve in his last two victories over Andy Roddick and Mark Philippoussis.

2004 Australian Open – After winning the Tennis Masters Cup in Houston at the end of 2003, Federer entered the 2004 ATP World Tour season in fine form. The Swiss did not disappoint and dropped just two sets in racing to his second career Grand Slam final at the Australian Open, an event where he had never progressed past the fourth round in four previous visits. After defeating rivals Lleyton Hewitt, David Nalbandian and Juan Carlos Ferrero to reach the title match, Federer dismissed the challenge of Marat Safin in straight sets in the final and, in doing so, rose to No. 1 in the South African Airways ATP Rankings for the first time.

2004 Wimbledon – Playing in his first Grand Slam as the top seed, Federer returned as defending champion to SW19 and was largely untroubled on his way to a second straight Grand Slam final, dropping just one set to Lleyton Hewitt in the fourth round. The Swiss, who had warmed up for the grass-court Slam with victory at Halle, faced World No. 2 and first-time finalist Andy Roddick in the final. Federer did not have it all his own way, forced to contend with the inclement British weather and good play from Roddick. Federer rallied from a set and a break down in the third set before sealing victory 4-6, 7-5, 7-6, 6-4.

2004 US Open – Rebounding from the disappointment of a first-round loss in Cincinnati to Dominik Hrbaty and a second-round loss to World No. 79 Tomas Berdych at the Athens Olympics, Federer battled past World No. 7 Andre Agassi in five sets in the US Open quarter-finals before coasting through his final two matches against Tim Henman (6-3, 6-4, 6-4) and Lleyton Hewitt (6-0, 7-6, 6-0) to win his first title at Flushing Meadows. Federer became the first player since Mats Wilander in ‘88 to win three Grand Slam titles in a season and the first player in the Open Era to win his first four Grand Slam finals. His 11 titles in 2004 were the most by a year-end No. 1 since Ivan Lendl won 11 in ‘85 and his .925 match winning percentage was highest since Lendl compiled the same mark in ‘86.

2005 Wimbledon – Federer’s next Grand Slam final appearance did not occur until Wimbledon in 2005. Having lost a desperately close five-setter to Marat Safin in the Australian Open semi-finals and been denied a place in the Roland Garros final by Rafael Nadal, the Swiss was out to prove a point on the grass at the All England Lawn Tennis Club - where he was two-time defending champion. For the loss of just one set he enjoyed a smooth passage through to the final, where he once again faced Andy Roddick in a repeat of the 2004 final. This time it was a much more straight-forward affair for Federer, who broke the renowned Roddick serve four times to win his third successive Wimbledon crown. Federer ended Wimbledon with a 36-0 record on grass since 2003 and on an all-court winning streak that would eventually reach 35 matches.

2005 US Open – In the final Federer faced American legend Andre Agassi, playing in what was to be not only his last Grand Slam final, but his last final on the ATP World Tour. Laying sentiment aside, Federer held his nerve to recover from dropping the second set 2-6 by edging the third set tie-break to set himself up for a comprehensive 6-1 fourth and final set. Federer became the first player since Don Budge in 1937-38 to complete the Wimbledon-US Open doubles in back-to-back years. He became the first player since Rod Laver in 1968-69 to win five majors in back-to-back years. It was Federer's 23rd consecutive win in a final, an astounding streak that ultimately was halted at 24 by David Nalbandian in a fifth-set tie-break in the Tennis Masters Cup.

2006 Australian Open – Unstoppable Federer became the first player since Pete Sampras in 1993-94 to win three straight Slam titles when he captured his second Australian Open crown. After smooth passage through the first three rounds, Federer was pushed the distance by Tommy Haas in the fourth round before edging past Nikolay Davydenko in the quarter-finals. A four-set victory over Nicolas Kiefer secured his place in the championship match, where he faced little-known Marcos Baghdatis. The Cypriot had won over a legion of fans on his inspired run to the final, and looked poised to upset Federer as he took the first set 7-5. However, the Swiss’ experience prevailed as he edged the second set by the same score-line before racing through final two sets 6-0, 6-2.

2006 Wimbledon – Federer joined Sampras (7) and Borg (5) as the only players to win four or more Wimbledon titles in the Open Era. He went undefeated on grass (12-0) for the fourth straight year and established a new record grass court winning streak (48 matches). The Swiss came into Wimbledon in red-hot form. Since his triumph at the Australian Open, he had reached the final at all seven events played – collecting titles on three occasions. The man responsible for each loss was Rafael Nadal – a Spaniard setting the clay-court season alight with victories over Federer at ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events in Monte-Carlo and Rome and ultimately Roland Garros. Federer was able to put the disappointment of missed opportunities behind him though as he found his feet on the grass with victory once more at Halle, followed up by a comprehensive victory at Wimbledon – with just the one set dropped throughout - against Nadal in the final.

2006 US Open – By conquering New York for a third straight year, Federer became the first player to reach all four Grand Slam finals in a year since Rod Laver in ‘69. He also joined Laver as only player to win at least three Grand Slam titles in two different seasons (Laver won Grand Slam in 1962, ‘69). As was becoming the norm in Grand Slam events, Federer coasted through the early rounds at Flushing Meadows and was untroubled until he met home favourite and World No. 7 James Blake in the quarter-finals – even then only surrendering one set to the American. For the third time, Federer squared up to rival Andy Roddick in a Grand Slam final and, for the third time, he had the answer to Roddick’s barrage of attack. From 2004-06, Federer compiled a match record of 247-15 (.943), with Nadal the only player to beat him more than once during that stretch.

2007 Australian Open – Just when fans thought Federer couldn't get any better, for the first time he won a Grand Slam title without dropping a set as he romped to his third Australian Open trophy. He became the first player since Bjorn Borg in 1980 (Roland Garros) to win a Slam title without conceding a set, and at the time was just the fourth player in the Open Era to do so. Federer came into the tournament having won his past five tournaments and he ultimately ran up a career-best 41-match winning streak. At Melbourne Park the Swiss handled Novak Djokovic, Tommy Robredo, Andy Roddick and surprise finalist Fernando Gonzalez.

2007 Wimbledon – At the All England Club, Federer dropped only one set en route to title match before defeating Nadal in five sets to capture his fifth consecutive Wimbledon title and join Bjorn Borg as only players to win at least five straight crowns in Open Era. He compiled an undefeated grass court record (6-0) for the fifth straight year and extended his record grass court winning streak to 54 matches. The riveting final against Nadal was widely celebrated by fans, yet it was soundly eclipsed one year later by the pair's historic five-set epic final showdown.

2007 US Open – Federer won his 50th ATP World Tour title in Cincinnati and then at Flushing Meadows avenged his loss to young challenger Novak Djokovic in the Canada final to win his fourth US Open title. For the third straight year Federer completed the Wimbledon-US Open double and he became the first player in history to reach all four Grand Slam finals in back-to-back years. The 2007 US Open also marked Federer's all-time record 10th consecutive appearance in a Grand Slam final. For the fourth time in his career, Federer won three Grand Slam titles in one season, which provided little notice of the challenges Federer would face in the following season.

2008 US Open - The tennis world had begun to question whether Federer's best days were behind him when he arrived at Flushing Meadows for the 2008 US Open. He was coming off back-to-back losses to Nadal in the Roland Garros and Wimbledon finals, both of which cut deep. In Paris, Federer was thrashed 1-6, 3-6, 0-6 and at Wimbledon Nadal snapped Federer’s run of five consecutive titles. Federer, who in August had relinquished his No. 1 ranking after 237 weeks to Nadal, was also in danger of failing to win a Grand Slam title in a season for the first time in six years. But the Swiss produced arguably his best tennis of the year to beat young challengers Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals and Andy Murray in the final to win his fifth straight US Open. Federer joined Bill Tilden as the only man to win five straight US championships.

2009 Roland Garros - When Federer suffered his crushing loss to Rafael Nadal 12 months prior in the 2008 Roland Garros final – when he scavenged just four games – there was widespread doubts that the player who many call the greatest of all time would never complete the elusive career Grand Slam. But one year on Federer entered Roland Garros buoyed by a win one week earlier over Nadal on clay in the Madrid final. Better news was to follow when Nadal suffered a shock loss to Robin Soderling in the fourth round. Yet Federer still had to grind out his toughest path to any of his 14 Grand Slam titles. In the fourth round he was within five points of a straight-sets loss to Tommy Haas and again had to rally from behind to beat Juan Martin del Potro in five sets in the semi-finals. In all Federer dropped six sets en route to the final before playing one of his best matches on clay to eclipse Robin Soderling in straight sets. The doubters had been silenced. “This is the most satisfying win of my life, along with my first Wimbledon,” Federer said. “I have tried for so many years, so there was much pressure involved... I always believed in it but it becomes harder with time.”

2009 Wimbledon – Federer came into The Championships chasing a hat trick of accomplishments: by reclaiming his title at The All England Club, he would overtake Rafael Nadal at No. 1 in the South African Airways ATP Rankings and also become the all-time Grand Slam title leader, surpassing Pete Sampras’ mark of 14 majors won. Already buoyed by the triumph at Roland Garros, Federer’s date with destiny seemed inevitable following Nadal’s withdrawal prior to the tournament with a knee injury. Expectation was high that Wimbledon would see Federer play Andy Murray for the title, and Federer came through on his end – cruising through to his seventh straight Wimbledon final with the loss of just one set – but a resurgent Andy Roddick prevented the dream final, crushing the hopes of a nation with an upset win over Murray in the semi-finals. Federer had comfortably beaten Roddick in two previous Wimbledon finals, but the American showed his finest form against the Swiss on Championship Sunday – resulting in the longest match in Wimbledon history in number of games played. With Roddick proving impenetrable on serve, the two dueled for more than four hours before Federer finally broke the American for the first and only time on championship point, celebrating the 5-7, 7-6(6), 7-6(5), 3-6, 16-14 victory with Sampras watching from the Royal Box. Federer said afterwards: "I'm happy I broke the record here in some ways because this is always the tournament that's meant the most to me because of what we spoke about with my heroes and idols being so successful here. It definitely feels like it's come full circle for me, starting it here and ending it here

nobama
07-05-2009, 10:00 PM
the jacket, the comments, the luck

oh Roger is back on top again again :D:cool:

jwoodrx
07-05-2009, 10:26 PM
R Federer - 05 July 2009
Sunday, 5 July 2009

Q. What does it say on your T‑shirt?

ROGER FEDERER: "There is no finish line. Far from done."



Love it! :yeah:

Obey.my.dreamz
07-05-2009, 10:45 PM
ok, now that it's done,.. u can go to soccer now,.. u know,.. roger? ^^ :D

fnuf7
07-05-2009, 11:05 PM
God, still can't believe he actually managed to break Roddick's serve...the way Andy was serving today, immense! I will say that I felt the balance shifted to Roger in the last 2-3 games, he seemed the fitter, the more alert, pumped up etc whereas about 5-6 games previous he looked a lot more vulnurable on serve & Andy looked invincible. So happy for him & proud but I honestly thought this would be a "simple" final, I think with Andy's impressive play & Roger's nerves meant that was stopped from happening. Still so happy to see him come through such an epic 5th set, I'll never doubt his fighting ability or his mental strength, stamina, concentration levels again. Not the greatest final in terms of quality play (unless you are a person who loves serves & aces) but an epic all the same & I actually felt more tense watching this than any of his various finals against Rafa. Terrified during that 5th set! :lol:

Love it though & congrats on number 15 Roger! :woohoo: :bounce: :dance: Onwards to having a healthy child & the US Open :yeah:

jtipson
07-05-2009, 11:06 PM
Oops, just posted this in GM when I meant to post it here!:

Just got home from Wimby and haven't read the thread yet, so forgive me if I repeat what people have already said above. Stayed to see Roger and Andy walk across the bridge to the Press Centre, and then waited for Roger to be interviewed on the roof for the BBC Highlights program, and that was after 9pm - Wimby was almost deserted. I think he probably spent more hours with the media than he did on court.

And what can I say about that match? Absolutely fantastic, worth every penny. To be honest I felt Roddick deserved to have the two set lead - but he did himself proud. His game and mental attitude didn't falter right to the end. It's a pity there has to be one winner, but since there must, I'm still very glad that it was Roger.

I wasn't expecting Pete Sampras to be there as his attending had been played down so much over the past couple of days, but it was amazing when he walked on with Bridgette at the first break. Took a "50-slam" picture of Roger at Royal Box end with Sampras, Borg, Laver etc watching above. Of course, that's now a 51-slam picture.

15! 15! 15! Unforgettable :)


PS I hope none of you had any heart attacks and managed to enjoy the match. I nearly did several times, and had to resort to my bottle of gin and tonic on more than a few occasions.

ryder66
07-05-2009, 11:07 PM
Many people are saying Roddick deserved to win because he played the better match. Perhaps so, but if you can't close it out, noone deserves anything. Great game by both. Congratulations, Roger!!!

fnuf7
07-05-2009, 11:16 PM
How come Laver doesn't get to touch the golden cup? I think Pete looked underwhelmed during most of the match.

I saw that on tv when they were taking the pics & Laver did touch the trophy with the other guys but let go by the time the actual picture was taken :lol: Also when another picture was taken with the Wimbledon ref or whatever he is, Laver was never actually looking at the camera when the photo was taken. I swear he just kept moving when the photos were taken & was probably messing them all up whereas everyone else was focused on the camera/picture he was trying to talk to Borg or trying to look at someone off frame etc :lol:

Rod Laver - worst person ever for group photos :lol:

fnuf7
07-05-2009, 11:22 PM
Many people are saying Roddick deserved to win because he played the better match. Perhaps so, but if you can't close it out, noone deserves anything. Great game by both. Congratulations, Roger!!!

Indeed, I actually think he did play a generally better game overall but just on those big points (prime example, the 2nd set tiebreak) he just wasn't enough. And we all know those big points are where it's won & lost so in a sense he deserved to win but to actually win you need to win the points that matter, obviously he didn't quite do that today so didn't really deserve to win. I do think that if he had been playing anyone other than Roger(and maybe a Nadal in full top form) then he would have won today without doubt. He played well enough to win it just came up against a player that played the majority of the big points better than he did. Plus Roger did hit over 100 winners so you have to say that's immense anyway, not like Andy just choked it all away or anything.

Rogieva
07-05-2009, 11:45 PM
my friends and fellow fans, i am so happy to share this other slam with you, another wimbledon!!

yes yes yes yes!!! QHAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO EYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESS SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MissMoJo
07-06-2009, 12:42 AM
the jacket, the comments, the luck

oh Roger is back on top again again :D

Don't forget the sudden unfairness of the no tb and serving 1st in the 5th set. lolz.

I can't believe I'm still alive after all that. I figured this wouldn't be easy with the pressure on Roger and the Roddick's new game, but 16-14?!? I couldn't watch most of the 5th, was just too miserable with the thought of him losing another classic heartbreaker. Luckily, that didn't happen, and the rest is history...grand slam record breaking history :D :D Awesome Roger!

Corey Feldman
07-06-2009, 01:06 AM
hey mojo :kiss: , my PC working better now ;)

any of those Wimby gala pics yet with Fed in his tux with the cup?? always love those :bounce::bounce:

nobama
07-06-2009, 01:17 AM
hey mojo :kiss: , my PC working better now ;)

any of those Wimby gala pics yet with Fed in his tux with the cup?? always love those :bounce::bounce:None with the cup yet.

http://i43.tinypic.com/15miuk6.jpg

Corey Feldman
07-06-2009, 01:18 AM
look at how big Mirka is now :eek:

i seen his interview tonight with bbc on the roof .. with Inverdale, Becker and Rusedski... it was fantastic and he has never sounded more happy.. they showed him all the legends interviews

Dini
07-06-2009, 01:21 AM
look at how big Mirka is now :eek:

i seen his interview tonight with bbc on the roof .. with Inverdale, Becker and Rusedski... it was fantastic and he has never sounded more happy.. they showed him all the legends interviews

Where did they show that? Do you have a youtube clip of it? :awww:

Fed looks STUNNING in that suit! :inlove:

Corey Feldman
07-06-2009, 01:24 AM
Where did they show that? Do you have a youtube clip of it? :awww:

Fed looks STUNNING in that suit! :inlove:hmm, if you have bbci (red button) just watch re-runs of today at Wimbledon and wait till the match highlights are over :kiss: i'm sure it will find its way on youtube soon, hope

nobama
07-06-2009, 01:24 AM
Stupid Beeb doesn't allow people outside the UK to view this stuff. Except I can stream their radio stations online. :scratch:

Dini
07-06-2009, 01:28 AM
Is it just me or is rf.com messed up? :o

nobama
07-06-2009, 01:31 AM
Is it just me or is rf.com messed up? :oIt usually goes down when Roger looses. :lol:

jwoodrx
07-06-2009, 01:38 AM
my you need to change your location to polishing Roger's 15 trophies. :D

nobama
07-06-2009, 01:56 AM
http://is.blick.ch/img/gen/W/M/HBWMg40k_Pxgen_r_284x391.jpg

Superchamp Roger: Die Liebeserklärung an Mirka
Super Champ Roger: The declaration of love to Mirka

cath777
07-06-2009, 02:19 AM
Congrats to Roger on 15 :yeah: Great match from Andy, it really was a shame one of them had to lose.

Fergie
07-06-2009, 04:21 AM
Congrats Roger :worship: :worship: :worship:

Blondie1985
07-06-2009, 04:28 AM
None with the cup yet.




http://www.atpworldtour.com/~/media/7FFD6F61287F4536B87607D09F0450A7.ashx

EternalxJourney
07-06-2009, 05:56 AM
Congrats Roger on your 15th Grand Slam! What an amazing accomplishment. I'm so very happy for him and his family right now. Anything from here on out is just icing on the cake.

Fed looks good in the suit.

trickcy
07-06-2009, 07:49 AM
how sweet it is :)

how great did that golden shiney cup look back in Fed's hands? :inlove:

it really shines in the sunlight that trophy
Yes, it's awesome to see him with it again :inlove:

Howdy all and congrats! Congrats Roger!!! :woohoo: :yeah: Now play better in your next grand slam final. :tape: :lol:

Luis :wavey:
Hope with the 15 done, he indeed plays better :lol:


I wasn't expecting Pete Sampras to be there as his attending had been played down so much over the past couple of days, but it was amazing when he walked on with Bridgette at the first break. Took a "50-slam" picture of Roger at Royal Box end with Sampras, Borg, Laver etc watching above. Of course, that's now a 51-slam picture.

15! 15! 15! Unforgettable :)


It must have been an awesome match to watch and to be there for Fed getting his 15th! :D :D
"51 slam pic" :woohoo:

Rita
07-06-2009, 07:55 AM
15.

Pepi.
07-06-2009, 09:56 AM
Im SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO happy :bigcry:
thank you, Roger :bowdown:
the fu**** king :hearts:

lsy
07-06-2009, 10:42 AM
Rogi!!!

Almost killed me last night for that whole 4 over hours...that fifth set...that was so close. Words can't express how happy I am for Roger especially how he was almost labelled as the "past" already just few months ago. WELL DONE ROGI!!! Everybody doubted you but not yourself.

Andy...Andy...Andy. I have so much respect for the last 2 matches I'd seen him played this Wimby. No one gave him any chance at all going into these matches but looked at what he'd achieved. Very very impressed with not just his play but more his sheer determination and that "I don't care what you guys say about I can't win...I know i can" attitidue :yeah:. Honestly till the final end...I almost felt like even if rogi had to lose, Andy truly deserved that win and I will be happy for him. Honestly ;)

It's really nice to see a great grand slam final between Rogi and someone from his "generation"!

Well done for both :worship:

nobama
07-06-2009, 11:51 AM
I was watching Mike & Mike in the Morning on ESPN. It's a popular sports radio show. The two hosts are Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic (former NFL football player). Their first story this morning was not NFL player Steve McNair being killed, it was the Wimbledon final. Mike Golic raved about what a great match it was. It was just interesting to watch to get a perspective from guys knowledgable about sports but not necessarily tennis junkies.

Oh, and Golic thought Roger's jacket and the '15' on it was cool. :cool:

manuel84
07-06-2009, 01:13 PM
He's come full circle (1st slam, 15th slam) like I stated he could after the Madrid win. woooot

RonE
07-06-2009, 03:34 PM
I posted this in GM
I'm hoping with RG and #15 out of the way that he will come out and play his game: attack with the FH, attack with the BH when given the chance, S&V, come to net, and play his all-court game. If he can't after RG and #15, it will be apparent that he just physically can't play like that anymore.

I was wondering how much of his performance was due to nerves, how much to physical and / or mental tiredness. I couldn't watch any of his other matches. Was he playing similarly passive in the previous rounds?

I think I remember him saying after the Haas match that he was grateful he had an extra day off, hinting he was feeling tired.

I really hope now with the pressure truly off we will see him play more freely, even though let's be realiistic, he will never go back to his 2005-2006 level.

tennis2tennis
07-06-2009, 04:00 PM
you know what great about this victory? reading the bitterness in the general forum, it's so great to see just how much roger becoming a GOAT kills them....they should get use to it:devil:

Minnie
07-06-2009, 04:04 PM
I'd love to be euphoric over Roger's victory .. but somehow my feelings are muted because I felt such sympathy for A-Rod yesterday - and still do. While most of the photos have been of Roger's leap in the air at the moment of winning the match, all I could think of at the time was how on earth is A-Rod feeling at this precise moment.

No denying that Roger fully deserves the accolades of course ... and I'm very happy for him.

ellewoods
07-06-2009, 04:15 PM
Congrats to all you guys for a great epic win. He really fought hard and showed why he is the legend that he is! :worship:

jwoodrx
07-06-2009, 04:50 PM
I was watching Mike & Mike in the Morning on ESPN. It's a popular sports radio show. The two hosts are Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic (former NFL football player). Their first story this morning was not NFL player Steve McNair being killed, it was the Wimbledon final. Mike Golic raved about what a great match it was. It was just interesting to watch to get a perspective from guys knowledgable about sports but not necessarily tennis junkies.

Oh, and Golic thought Roger's jacket and the '15' on it was cool. :cool:

Yeah, but then, Skip bayliss had to come out and be an ass on "First & 10" and say he didn't think Roger was the greatest because he doesn't think he could beat Nadal and that it's a weak era.:rolleyes:

FedEXpress91
07-06-2009, 05:10 PM
Yeah, but then, Skip bayliss had to come out and be an ass on "First & 10" and say he didn't think Roger was the greatest because he doesn't think he could beat Nadal and that it's a weak era.:rolleyes:

bayless is a moron in fact almost all of BSPN is a joke.

JediFed
07-06-2009, 07:58 PM
I love that 51 GS pic.

Corey Feldman
07-06-2009, 08:09 PM
bayless is a moron in fact almost all of BSPN is a joke.
What they are my friend, are what is known as ... Nadal fans

JediFed
07-06-2009, 09:17 PM
One thing he has now that Sampras doesn't :

Federer: (11)
Halle 2003
Wimbledon 2003
Halle 2004
Wimbledon 2004
Halle 2005
Wimbledon 2005
Halle 2006
Wimbledon 2006
Wimbledon 2007
Halle 2008
Wimbledon 2009

Sampras: (10)

Manchester 1990
Wimbledon 1993
Wimbledon 1994
Queens 1995
Wimbledon 1995
Wimbledon 1997
Wimbledon 1998
Queens 1999
Wimbledon 1999
Wimbledon 2000

fnuf7
07-06-2009, 09:50 PM
To be honest (and this is my own opinion so not based on anything other than my own crazy thoughts! ;) ) even if you took away this year & Roger's 2 slam wins this year I would have argued that in terms of overall slam performance that Roger was ahead of Pete anyway...maybe not ahead of someone like Laver at that time but definitely ahead of Pete simply due to the comparative performances at RG. Pete's best result in his entire career was one semi-final, Roger's best (ignoring this year's win) was three finals in a row & losing to what I consider to be the best clay courter ever. I mean yes before this year Roger was on 13, Pete had 14 but Roger had performed much better overall at ALL of the slams & I thought that put him ahead of Pete anyway without having to have actually equalled/passed Pete's slam record.

It's like whenever Pete got voted as the greatest of all time in various lists over the years I always thought to myself how can he be the greatest if he never won RG, never even reached the final once?! Pete was always below people like Laver (& Roger even without his win, his final appearances were enough to put him above Pete in my mind) on those lists for me because the greatest of all time lists should take into account all the surfaces etc & not just the outright no. of slams won.

EnriqueIG8
07-06-2009, 10:09 PM
Already posted it in the video section but I'd like to share these 2 wondeRFul videos with every fan :)

VAMOS ROGER

McEnroe,Sampras,S.Williams,Jordan and Woods congratulating Roger

SUDFnC7zk6I



Fedtastic tribute from ATP - " Making of a Legend "

HGRFvus8v5M

lunahielo
07-06-2009, 10:57 PM
Enrique, I couldn't get either of the videos :( but thanks for posting them anyway.

Earlier today, my time, about 1PM, CDT, USA....I turned on ESPN and someone was showing a video entitled~~
*To the youngest Federer*~~It was a wonderful video letter explaining Roger to his child. I haven't been able to find it online. If anyone sees this, please post a link...It was awesome!
Thanks

Luna..

EnriqueIG8
07-06-2009, 11:05 PM
Enrique, I couldn't get either of the videos :( but thanks for posting them anyway.

Earlier today, my time, about 1PM, CDT, USA....I turned on ESPN and someone was showing a video entitled~~
*To the youngest Federer*~~It was a wonderful video letter explaining Roger to his child. I haven't been able to find it online. If anyone sees this, please post a link...It was awesome!
Thanks

Luna..

Hey Luna :wavey: How do you mean you can't get either of the videos?
You want the link?...

Dini
07-06-2009, 11:36 PM
Luna :)

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EternalxJourney
07-07-2009, 03:05 AM
Already posted it in the video section but I'd like to share these 2 wondeRFul videos with every fan :)

VAMOS ROGER

McEnroe,Sampras,S.Williams,Jordan and Woods congratulating Roger

SUDFnC7zk6I



Fedtastic tribute from ATP - " Making of a Legend "

HGRFvus8v5M

Enrique, thanks for posting those two vids. The 2nd one is amazing! Kudos to ATP.

Oriental_Rain
07-07-2009, 03:18 AM
IM delighted for RFed but tbh, Andy deserved that wimby!

nobama
07-07-2009, 07:51 AM
IM delighted for RFed but tbh, Andy deserved that wimby!Why?

SUKTUEN
07-07-2009, 03:40 PM
Andy was play his best tennis in Sunday.But this is life.

magnoliaewan
07-07-2009, 07:51 PM
I'm soooo happy for Roger and so proud that he was able to hold on and fight even though he wasn't at his best and to now beat the previous grand slam record is incredible.

The amount of bitterness, jealousy and hate in the GM is scary and disturbing. I'm not a Rafa fan but when he was winning everything, I don't write crap about him, I just don't participate in his threads. I have better things to do. Some people need to get a life - the way they nitpick and distort everything Roger says and does is disturbing and creepy and pathetic.

FedFan_2007
07-07-2009, 09:52 PM
Apparently Roger will skip Canadian Open because of wrong timing with Mirka giving birth. But he will play Cincinnati. :bounce:

Corey Feldman
07-07-2009, 09:58 PM
Apparently Roger will skip Canadian Open because of wrong timing with Mirka giving birth. But he will play Cincinnati. :bounce:
damn, great chance for him to make points as well

but being at home is more important, why couldnt they have timed the birth for this week or next :p

Rita
07-07-2009, 10:16 PM
Hard to plan such things real hard :o
any ways no one knows what he's playing next as some article said he'll be playing Montreal. We just have to wait and hope Mirka gives birth soon :p

JediFed
07-07-2009, 10:30 PM
Underserved win?

I thought he served plenty...

nobama
07-08-2009, 12:39 AM
Hard to plan such things real hard :o
any ways no one knows what he's playing next as some article said he'll be playing Montreal. We just have to wait and hope Mirka gives birth soon :pShe sure looks like she's ready to go to me. :lol: Let's hope it's not twins. :scared:

EternalxJourney
07-08-2009, 03:19 AM
Has it been confirmed that they're having a boy?

Rommella
07-08-2009, 03:42 AM
The amount of bitterness, jealousy and hate in the GM is scary and disturbing. I'm not a Rafa fan but when he was winning everything, I don't write crap about him, I just don't participate in his threads. I have better things to do. Some people need to get a life - the way they nitpick and distort everything Roger says and does is disturbing and creepy and pathetic.

Exactly, it's so toxic right now. But success -- and given the way Roger has had and continues to have that -- very often breeds resentment in those who envy it, and resentment breeds hate.

That was GM during Roger's heydays of 2005-2007 and it is thus once again now that he has reclaimed the top spot. Will wonders never cease. In a way am perversely happy over that horde getting all their undies in a bunch -- just confirms the tennis universe has been righted.

jwoodrx
07-08-2009, 03:48 AM
Mikey, your avatar is so evil, and yet, so awesome!:devil:

trickcy
07-08-2009, 10:15 AM
GM really is a zoo :rolleyes: I don't venture there much these days, not even after a Federer win. Why can't people just cheer for their favourites and leave it at that? There's no need to put down other players :shrug:
Ah well, can I just say 15 again? :D

refero*fervens
07-08-2009, 10:45 AM
Rolex has a nice little pictorial tribute on their front page. :) http://www.rolex.com/en/index.jsp

How perfectly in view is the watch in that pic ;)

I noticed the pineapple on the Wimbledon trophy a couple of years ago and found it quite amusing...anyone know what it's supposed to mean, if anything? :lol:

Rita
07-08-2009, 11:13 AM
i never noticed the pineaple on the trophy :lol: so weird.

nobama
07-08-2009, 11:55 AM
Exactly, it's so toxic right now. But success -- and given the way Roger has had and continues to have that -- very often breeds resentment in those who envy it, and resentment breeds hate.

That was GM during Roger's heydays of 2005-2007 and it is thus once again now that he has reclaimed the top spot. Will wonders never cease. In a way am perversely happy over that horde getting all their undies in a bunch -- just confirms the tennis universe has been righted.Gotta love these 'I'm Roger's biggest fan, but....' coming out of the woodwork now. :lol: Your comment about sucess breeding resentment and hate is so true. GM is full of bitterness and hate right now. I say screw 'em and let 'em be full of bitterness and hate if that's what makes them happy. Doesn't take away from what Roger has accomplished.

nobama
07-08-2009, 01:04 PM
Roger had 50 aces in the W final. What's the record for # of aces in a Grand Slam match? I'm assuming it comes from Karlovic. Did Pete or Goran or anyone from the 90s generation ever serve 50 or more aces in a best of 5 match?

oliverbwfc
07-08-2009, 01:24 PM
Roger had 50 aces in the W final. What's the record for # of aces in a Grand Slam match? I'm assuming it comes from Karlovic. Did Pete or Goran or anyone from the 90s generation ever serve 50 or more aces in a best of 5 match?

I think Ivo served the record recently against Hewitt at Roland Garros, and still lost :lol:
Im pretty sure it was 55 he served which broke Joachim Johansson's record, but im not certain on that

nobama
07-08-2009, 03:22 PM
I think Ivo served the record recently against Hewitt at Roland Garros, and still lost :lol:
Im pretty sure it was 55 he served which broke Joachim Johansson's record, but im not certain on that
I just looked up the ATP stats and in 2005 at Wimbledon against Bracciali, Karlovic served 51 aces in 5 sets. In 2009 at RG against Hewitt he served 55 aces in 5 sets. At Wimbledon in against Tsonga he served 47 aces in 4 sets. At AO 2005 against Agassi Johansson served 51 aces over 4 sets. :eek:

Roger's 50 is quite impressive. That's why I wondered if anyone in the 90s (when surfaces were a lot quicker) ever served that many aces in a best of 5 match.

lunahielo
07-08-2009, 04:00 PM
Rolex has a nice little pictorial tribute on their front page. :) http://www.rolex.com/en/index.jsp

How perfectly in view is the watch in that pic ;)

I noticed the pineapple on the Wimbledon trophy a couple of years ago and found it quite amusing...anyone know what it's supposed to mean, if anything? :lol:



Thanks for the Rolex tribute. :)

About the pineapple~~~~~

"The symbol of the pineapple goes back to 17th century England where it was one of the most sought-after commodities. It represents status, wealth and also, welcome."

Many *fine* homes have a pineapple carved into their gateposts. It is also carved on pieces of older furniture.

Hope this helps you understand why it is on the Wimbledon trophy.
:)

Luna :wavey:

FedEXpress91
07-08-2009, 06:12 PM
now that the excitement over #15 is starting to fade a bit i just realized that we won't be able to see roger in action for at least a month and maybe a little longer if the baby arrives as expected in august...well i guess i'll just have to watch some replays of RG and wimbledon this year to occupy my time.

Eden
07-08-2009, 08:05 PM
I'm soooo happy for Roger and so proud that he was able to hold on and fight even though he wasn't at his best and to now beat the previous grand slam record is incredible.

The amount of bitterness, jealousy and hate in the GM is scary and disturbing. I'm not a Rafa fan but when he was winning everything, I don't write crap about him, I just don't participate in his threads. I have better things to do. Some people need to get a life - the way they nitpick and distort everything Roger says and does is disturbing and creepy and pathetic.

Great post :)

Unfortunately a lot of people on MTF seem to enjoy it much more to bash a player they don't like instead of just supporting their favourite player or the game in general. But it has to be said that it's not only the haters who make GM unbearable, but also some crazy fans of Roger, who should not provoke the haters.

What does it tell you how much answers a thread regarding Roger's clothes gets on GM? Aren't there much more interesting things to discuss? What's wrong with him wearing something which refers to the 15th GS title he just won? It's normal here in Germany that the winner team of the soccer league is wearing a T-shirt refering to their success after the last day of the league when they are celebrating.

As a Roger fan I couldn't care less about what he is wearing. The most important thing is that he plays great tennis.

Fortunately Roger's popularity doesn't belong on the opinion of people on MTF. The only ones who can really say something about him are the players on the tour, the tournament directors and the journalists.

Obey.my.dreamz
07-08-2009, 09:09 PM
damn... nbc did a great job ;) little fed is gonna be so proud :D

recessional
07-09-2009, 02:18 AM
Hi all. :wavey: I haven't been online for over a week or so, the weather was just that nice. :D

Anyway...

FIFTEEN! :banana: :banana: :banana:

I'm sure you all enjoyed it (and suffered) as much as I did. I don't know if I should read back, probably waaaaaaaaay too many pages. :lol:

But man, seriously, what a rollercoaster. I died a dozen times, probably. Two of my friends had decided to visit me after work, and they were standing outside when Roger won. I live on the second floor and the window was open. So when he won, they texted me congratulatory messages, because they could apparently hear me cheering, "YES! WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO!" :o :lol:

I felt extremely bad for Roddick afterwards, though. Honestly, I do think he was the better player that day, but, well, Roger's serving was just too good and more importantly, he hung in there. He didn't give up at all. Roddick didn't either, but I guess he cracked a little earlier than Roger did.


I have a fairly long rant on what people are saying about the jacket in GM, but I should probably keep it happy and yay around here. :D

crude oil
07-09-2009, 06:01 AM
im not having good feelings about the usopen.

federer will be out of action for a while and will only play cincinatti. he will preoccupied with other matters and will devote little time to tennis.

his overall game was really starting to come around and he was started to play some impressive tennis. serve, fh, bh, movement...now he will have to almost start from scratch. the competition has become much tougher and you can bet that djoker, murray et al will be motivated as ever to come back strong at the usopen.

refero*fervens
07-09-2009, 06:40 AM
Thanks for the Rolex tribute. :)

About the pineapple~~~~~

"The symbol of the pineapple goes back to 17th century England where it was one of the most sought-after commodities. It represents status, wealth and also, welcome."

Many *fine* homes have a pineapple carved into their gateposts. It is also carved on pieces of older furniture.

Hope this helps you understand why it is on the Wimbledon trophy.
:)

Luna :wavey:

Oh, interesting, thanks Luna. Makes sense. The privilege of Wimbledon :worship:

Awesome video in your sig, Doris :D

lsy
07-09-2009, 05:56 PM
Great post :)


What does it tell you how much answers a thread regarding Roger's clothes gets on GM? Aren't there much more interesting things to discuss? What's wrong with him wearing something which refers to the 15th GS title he just won? It's normal here in Germany that the winner team of the soccer league is wearing a T-shirt refering to their success after the last day of the league when they are celebrating.

As a Roger fan I couldn't care less about what he is wearing. The most important thing is that he plays great tennis.

Fortunately Roger's popularity doesn't belong on the opinion of people on MTF. The only ones who can really say something about him are the players on the tour, the tournament directors and the journalists.

It's obvious the bitters one will rather spend time picking on things to rant about Roger than anything else.

Having said that I did feel a bit embarass (I think Rogi did too) when Sue asked him about the no.15 jacket on court. Just didn't come off at the right moment I feel. But I blame Sue for that...nobody would have noticed if not for her. I guess Nike'd paid her to specificaly bring that up as well...:shrug: ;)

That "military" jacket and gold bag are plain ugly too :o To be fair when you put on such "flashy" outfits...people are bound to talk about it. If you only want attention on the tennis, then stick with the old fashion tennis outfits. That's how it is. Simple.

Corey Feldman
07-09-2009, 06:02 PM
i dont like Fed's jackets either - but i do like that he makes the effort to do that for Wimbledon every year ..... its his way of showing its his fave tournament and he honours the famous white clothing traditions of the club

you dont expect anything better from the haters but it annoys me those english tennis fans making fun of him for it

they just dont get it.

nobama
07-09-2009, 07:08 PM
i dont like Fed's jackets either - but i do like that he makes the effort to do that for Wimbledon every year ..... its his way of showing its his fave tournament and he honours the famous white clothing traditions of the club

you dont expect anything better from the haters but it annoys me those english tennis fans making fun of him for it

they just dont get it.The worst they can come up with is Roger's clothing. I'll take that. :cool:

Anyway the jacket he wore during the trophy ceremony was the nice jacket, not the silly military one that hoepfully will never see the light of day again. :lol:

lsy
07-09-2009, 07:12 PM
i dont like Fed's jackets either - but i do like that he makes the effort to do that for Wimbledon every year ..... its his way of showing its his fave tournament and he honours the famous white clothing traditions of the club


I agreed. When he first started that with the classy jacket, vest all these, I thought that was fine and the idea was there.

But this year jacket is just plain ugly...can't see how that match Rogi's syle at all :o

Corey Feldman
07-10-2009, 01:02 AM
some good Fed history youtube vids here, the first one has Fed and his famous crying after his 1st title :D so funny haha

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this one is great, Fed playing the computers and finding out he plays Marat from his old coach, epic tb between them in Housten

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clever1980
07-10-2009, 02:59 AM
Thanks CF. I wish I understand what they were saying. :)

SUKTUEN
07-10-2009, 07:07 PM
Roger give us many great memories~~~

Sapeod
07-11-2009, 11:07 AM
I'm very late in posting this, but anyway, my full congratulations to Roger :bigclap: You did it. Way to go. GOAT. Best ever, no matter what others say.

Corey Feldman
07-13-2009, 03:01 PM
here is that interview i spoke about with Fed and BBC, on the roof on the night after the final

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nobama
07-13-2009, 07:00 PM
here is that interview i spoke about with Fed and BBC, on the roof on the night after the finalI love this interview. Especially the fact that Rusedski didn't get to speak. :D

SUKTUEN
07-14-2009, 04:31 PM
I also watch this interview!!!!!!!

FedEXpress91
07-20-2009, 03:59 PM
hey guys i was just reading a column on ESPN and the author said that rog for sure isn't gonna be playing in montreal, is this true and has roger made a statement or something that i missed?

oliverbwfc
07-20-2009, 04:18 PM
hey guys i was just reading a column on ESPN and the author said that rog for sure isn't gonna be playing in montreal, is this true and has roger made a statement or something that i missed?

No,nothing official as yet

Federerhingis
07-20-2009, 09:24 PM
I love this interview. Especially the fact that Rusedski didn't get to speak. :D

:tape: :lol: :lol: Jen. You're too funny! At any rate Greg has one annoying voice, especially with that Nasal sound he has. :tape:

Howdy all. :bigwave: :wazzup:

NYCtennisfan
12-30-2009, 09:14 PM
New year coming up so I'll unpin this.