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If you're Christophe Rochus and Evgeny Korolev...

theseth1119
01-04-2010, 10:35 PM
What's going through your mind tomorrow (Rochus) and Wednesday (Korolev)?

n8
01-04-2010, 10:54 PM
It would be handy if you told everyone that Rochus is drawn to play Federer in Doha round 1 and Korolev is waiting in round 2.

theseth1119
01-04-2010, 11:01 PM
That's exactly why I asked what goes through their minds when they see the draw and realize that they have to face Rogie in the first and second rounds. I mean does the "oh no!" thought come into their minds? Does the fact that they're playing SI's Athlete Of The Decade come into their minds?

Goldenoldie
01-04-2010, 11:02 PM
For goodness sake they are professional tennis players, earning their living. What should be going through their minds before first and second round matches? "This time I've been drawn against Federer, but never mind there's another tournament next week, and I may get a kinder draw. Who knows, he may be ill or injured or off form and I might beat him, but even if I don't I'll collect $xxxx for losing and move on."

Doha is hardly the highlight of the calendar!

JimmyV
01-04-2010, 11:11 PM
I'd be researching exercises to loosen up my ass for the impending ****.

theseth1119
01-04-2010, 11:23 PM
Seriously, it's got to be a bad feeling for a Christophe Rochus or a Evgeny Korolev knowing you have to face Rogie in the first and second rounds of Doha. They know they're not making it past the first and second rounds of Doha. It just has to be a very disheartening feeling. Even an Ernests Gulbis knows he won' make it past the QF of Doha. The only ones who're thinking they can beat Rogie at Doha are: Karlovic (small chance), Davy (some small chance), and Rafa (some chance).

Goldenoldie
01-04-2010, 11:37 PM
Seriously, it's got to be a bad feeling for a Christophe Rochus or a Evgeny Korolev knowing you have to face Rogie in the first and second rounds of Doha. They know they're not making it past the first and second rounds of Doha. It just has to be a very disheartening feeling. Even an Ernests Gulbis knows he won' make it past the QF of Doha. The only ones who're thinking they can beat Rogie at Doha are: Karlovic (small chance), Davy (some small chance), and Rafa (some chance).

Why does it have to be a bad feeling? They gained entry to Doha on merit, they are playing Federer because they deserve to, and there are almost 2,000 other pro players who would be delighted to be in their shoes. You work with what you've got, do the best you can, and sometimes you get lucky.

I'm willing to bet that they've got a better feeling than you have, sunshine!

Montego
01-05-2010, 12:05 AM
Bullshit, I believe that they cannot wait to play Fed. If I were a pro ranked 50-100, I would be happy to face Fed as often as possible, because it is not an everyday thing.

Andre♥
01-05-2010, 12:06 AM
Well, a normal pro player would be fired up to face the #1, but does anyone remember Rochus's statements before his AO match against Nadal last year? :lol:

paseo
01-05-2010, 12:10 AM
Well, a normal pro player would be fired up to face the #1, but does anyone remember Rochus's statements before his AO match against Nadal last year? :lol:

What did he say?

abraxas21
01-05-2010, 12:51 AM
What the hell, dude. Have you considered the idea that Rochus or Korolev might beat the GOAT? Fed is hardly the same guy he was in 2006 and there are many who can beat him if he's on a bad day. Remember that Fed lost a first round to a French guy ranked in the fourties just a couple of months ago.

If I were Rochus, I'd think I've nothing to lose and a lot to win. Virtually no-one expects him to beat the GOAT and that's his main advantage, imo.

marquez
01-05-2010, 02:58 AM
we already have a strong contender for the title "worst thread of 2010" here
nice, early in the season

sammy01
01-05-2010, 04:06 AM
id do some scouting in the lockerroom so i could give a deffinate answer to the 'who has the biggest dick on tour thread'. i would only be doing this in the name of research for that thread mind :angel:

Frederick16
01-05-2010, 07:35 AM
id do some scouting in the lockerroom so i could give a deffinate answer to the 'who has the biggest dick on tour thread'. i would only be doing this in the name of research for that thread mind :angel:

there was a girl here on MTF who tried to scout Richies one but she didnt got the chance even when she was on bed with him alone in a hotelroom. Why should i bring over a girl in my room?? ive never been alone with a girl i dont really know well in a room without some feeling here and there :angel: