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Any reason why Fed opts for Halle?

BackhandMissile
06-08-2010, 08:32 PM
Just wondering if anyone knew why Federer always goes for Halle instead of Queens, and in fact, has he ever played at Queens?

Apophis
06-08-2010, 08:33 PM
He likes Germany.

TheBoiledEgg
06-08-2010, 08:34 PM
he signed a long term contract with Halle for as long as he plays tennis, he plays Halle

Har-Tru
06-08-2010, 08:34 PM
So I can go see him.

ApproachShot
06-08-2010, 08:35 PM
Fededer is a German speaker and being a tournament that is closer to home, he entered Halle before he even thought about entering Queens. Then he gained success at the tournament and has obviously built up a relationship with the tournament organisers and fans. Hence the lifetime contract.

It's a slight shame in my opinion that he won't be playing at Queens, but the decision is totally understandable.

LeChuck
06-08-2010, 08:38 PM
As well as his love of playing in Germany (his record in tournaments there is outstanding), I imagine he must like the relaxing and almost village-like atmosphere at Halle (the tournament site is pretty secluded and isolated isn't it), as opposed to the hustle and bustle of London.

elessar
06-08-2010, 08:39 PM
Halle has a roof so no interruption when it rains, the courts are more similar to Wimbledon than that of Queen's and it allows him to have one more week before dealing with the crazy British media getting geared up for their two weeks of tennis coverage a year.

Fee
06-08-2010, 09:03 PM
Have you ever eaten the food in London? Have you ever eaten it for four weeks straight? Do you really need to ask this question?




(I'm kidding, I love London actually but the food was better in Germany. :lol: )

toby1526
06-08-2010, 09:24 PM
Well if it is a contract deal that is fair enough but surely makes sense to play queens as conditions are more similar.

FedFan
06-08-2010, 09:24 PM
He loves to play in Germany, very simple. ;)

tangerine_dream
06-08-2010, 09:25 PM
He clearly needs the money.

l_mac
06-08-2010, 09:34 PM
So I can go see him.

Fanboy.

What a great thread. :yeah:

I think he goes to Halle because he likes it there.

NadalSharapova
06-08-2010, 09:36 PM
He likes it there and it enables him to win the tournament rather than get battered by nadal at queens.

out_here_grindin
06-08-2010, 09:37 PM
Fear

Jimnik
06-08-2010, 09:38 PM
Beer is better.

scarecrows
06-08-2010, 09:52 PM
He likes it there and it enables him to win the tournament rather than get battered by nadal at queens.

Nadal, the multiple Queens champion?

Mjau!
06-08-2010, 09:56 PM
Scared of Nadal, no?

Michael Bluth
06-08-2010, 09:58 PM
Nadal never even got to the final of Queens until 2008, so no that would not be the reason.

Har-Tru
06-08-2010, 10:00 PM
Halle has a roof so no interruption when it rains, the courts are more similar to Wimbledon than that of Queen's and it allows him to have one more week before dealing with the crazy British media getting geared up for their two weeks of tennis coverage a year.

I think this is the main reason.

Fanboy.

What a great thread. :yeah:

I think he goes to Halle because he likes it there.

:smooch:

Beer is better.

:lol:

So true though.

Mjau!
06-08-2010, 10:00 PM
The GOAT has the gift of foresight.

Arkulari
06-08-2010, 10:01 PM
Halle >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Queens

atmosphere, prices, food, beer, venue, crowd

it's a no brainer

Certinfy
06-08-2010, 10:03 PM
He's scared of Roddick and Nadal, he knows both can destroy him in MM events.

Acer
06-08-2010, 10:07 PM
Guys saying the courts are more similar to Wimbledon's courts, how are they more similar? How is Queens different to Wimbledon?

Arkulari
06-08-2010, 10:07 PM
Queens is faster than Wimbledon nowadays

Matt01
06-08-2010, 10:09 PM
He likes Germany and his German fans :yeah:

Sophocles
06-08-2010, 10:11 PM
Can't believe people are saying the beer is better.

Chiakifug
06-08-2010, 10:12 PM
They give him more money.

Matt01
06-08-2010, 10:15 PM
They give him more money.


That is also possible :lol:

elessar
06-08-2010, 10:17 PM
Can't believe people are saying the beer is better.
I know! British beers are so underrented :( People seem to forget Germans don't know how to brew anything darker than weissbier.

JanKowalski
06-08-2010, 10:19 PM
Can't believe people are saying the beer is better.

Of course it is. Everybody knows that german beer >>>>> english beer :p

Fee
06-08-2010, 10:27 PM
I know! British beers are so underrented :( People seem to forget Germans don't know how to brew anything darker than weissbier.

Are there any British Beers left? I thought they had all been bought up by Belgian companies?

Bass Ale :sad:

German brewing standards make for awesome beer.

Sophocles
06-08-2010, 10:34 PM
Obviously the lager is far better in Germany. Lager on tap in English pubs is invariably rat's piss. The world's best lagers are made in Germany, Belgium, & the Czech Republic. But English bitter can't be found anywhere else & is superior to any kind of lager. Unfortunately most pubs in London don't keep it properly so tourists never realise how delicious it is.

Of course Federer, not being English, probably thinks the beer in Halle is better.

Arkulari
06-08-2010, 10:36 PM
Roger strikes me as a wine/vodka kind of guy :p

Smoke944
06-08-2010, 10:38 PM
Roger strikes me as a wine/vodka kind of guy :p

Definitely. Wine in particular.

Sophocles
06-08-2010, 10:41 PM
Roger strikes me as a wine/vodka kind of guy :p

True. And German wine is better than English wine.

elessar
06-08-2010, 10:42 PM
Are there any British Beers left? I thought they had all been bought up by Belgian companies?
Well, Fuller's still British (I think :o) so any brand they carry like London Pride, ESB etc... should still count. Some pubs still make their own beer too, I was lucky enough to taste some of the Porterhouse's finest in touristy Covent Garden: Oyster beer :drool: Just as good as it sounds.

Belgium beers are awesome though, admitedly I only know one:rocker2: tripel Karmeliet but http://smileys.sur-la-toile.com/repository/Langue/0023.gif
German brewing standards make for awesome beer.

Like Sophocles said they have some great beer, but it's mostly lagers.

elessar
06-08-2010, 10:43 PM
Roger strikes me as a wine/vodka kind of guy :p
Roger doesn't drink vodka, but on occasion when he's in a crazy partying mood he does have a sip of wine.
True. And German wine is better than English wine.
OMG the things you read on these forums :rolleyes:

Har-Tru
06-08-2010, 10:46 PM
Dark beer is better in the Isles, but proper beer is Germany's speciality. :)

andy neyer
06-08-2010, 10:46 PM
Cause the English are generally bloody annoying.

Corey Feldman
06-08-2010, 10:49 PM
Because he's scared of playing Queens when Nadal is there

Mjau!
06-08-2010, 11:06 PM
Because he's scared of playing Queens when Nadal is there

*Ding* *Ding* *Ding* We have a winner!

Mjau!
06-08-2010, 11:08 PM
I'm surprised that some of you are even considering the possibility that Roger is an uncultivated beer-drinker. Does he look look like some blue-collar slob to you?

andy neyer
06-08-2010, 11:15 PM
I'm surprised that some of you are even considering the possibility that Roger is an uncultivated beer-drinker. Does he look look like some blue-collar slob to you?

wtf?

Arkulari
06-08-2010, 11:18 PM
ACC Race in full mode now :o

prima donna
06-08-2010, 11:19 PM
Don't feed the shock jocks.

ShotmaKer
06-08-2010, 11:24 PM
Can't believe people are saying the beer is better.

german beer is better :shrug:

allpro
06-08-2010, 11:25 PM
Fleshy hausfrau Mirka relishes in a heavy diet of ThŁringer leberwurst while washing it down with a few pints of Reinheitsgebot doppelbock.

Jills
06-09-2010, 12:19 AM
Because the field is weaker. He could win this blind-folded. :lol:

Unless Kolya makes the final, then he's *really* in trouble. :rolls:

Arkulari
06-09-2010, 01:07 AM
yeah Kolya the grass killa...

and the field has been weak since what? 2003?

Swiss superstar Roger Federer will be attempting to win his sixth Gerry Weber Open title and 63rd career crown. In his five previous appearances 2003 (d. Kiefer), 2004 (d. Fish), 2005 (d. Safin), 2006 (d. Berdych) and 2008 (d. Kohlschreiber) he has lifted the trophy. He has a 32-3 tournament record.

73-1 since Halle 2003, what a grass clown this guy is :retard:

coonster14
06-09-2010, 01:38 AM
because federer loves playing in germany where he has a very good record.
i do not think he has ever played at queen's. :shrug:

guga2120
06-09-2010, 01:44 AM
yeah Kolya the grass killa...


:lol: Koyla, is a monster on the grass.

MrChopin
06-09-2010, 02:42 AM
Halle has a roof so no interruption when it rains, the courts are more similar to Wimbledon than that of Queen's and it allows him to have one more week before dealing with the crazy British media getting geared up for their two weeks of tennis coverage a year.

All this. Another answer is: "Why did Nadal, Murray, Djokovic... all start playing at Queens when Fed was playing at Halle?"

megadeth
06-09-2010, 02:50 AM
back in 2001, when roger is not yet "the one"... he asked queens for a wildcard. they declined.

Halle offered a WC to him and ever since, he repaid that gesture by always opting to play there since that's where his grass expertise started...

when roger become roger, queens wanted to get him to play there. roger declined... now he has signed a lifetime agreement with halle, so i'm sure you'll never see roger hoist that large queens trophy ever...

in another aspect, with a less competitive field, fed has a better chance of getting more match practice as he transitions from clay to grass...

paseo
06-09-2010, 02:57 AM
Because the field is weaker. He could win this blind-folded. :lol:

Unless Kolya makes the final, then he's *really* in trouble. :rolls:

Yeah, like he won that estoril challenger. oh wait...

back in 2001, when roger is not yet "the one"... he asked queens for a wildcard. they declined.

Halle offered a WC to him and ever since, he repaid that gesture by always opting to play there since that's where his grass expertise started...

when roger become roger, queens wanted to get him to play there. roger declined... now he has signed a lifetime agreement with halle, so i'm sure you'll never see roger hoist that large queens trophy ever...

in another aspect, with a less competitive field, fed has a better chance of getting more match practice as he transitions from clay to grass...

Finally, a real answer.

careergrandslam
06-09-2010, 03:19 AM
federer is not as good on fast grass courts at queens so he prefers to play in slow grass at halle.

Johnny Groove
06-09-2010, 03:20 AM
Cause Mirka says he has to.

And Roger is whipped. :p

acionescu
06-09-2010, 06:34 AM
back in 2001, when roger is not yet "the one"... he asked queens for a wildcard. they declined.

Halle offered a WC to him and ever since, he repaid that gesture by always opting to play there since that's where his grass expertise started...

when roger become roger, queens wanted to get him to play there. roger declined... now he has signed a lifetime agreement with halle, so i'm sure you'll never see roger hoist that large queens trophy ever...

in another aspect, with a less competitive field, fed has a better chance of getting more match practice as he transitions from clay to grass...

Good for him if that's the reason :yeah:

Navratil
06-09-2010, 06:57 AM
Have you ever been to Halle/Westf? The tournament is just perfect for the players. The wonderful hotel is right next to the courts, you got everything you need including perfect training conditions.

The draw is smaller (not too many matches in the space between Roland Garros and Wimbledon) and so good as Queens, he's a native German speaker (so kinda home) etc. etc.

And I just don't wanna know what Ralf Weber pays him for comig to Halle! :-D

Why should he go to Queens??

MariaV
06-09-2010, 07:07 AM
Nadal, the multiple Queens champion?

Soon he will be, don't worry. ;) :D

Puschkin
06-09-2010, 07:25 AM
Probably a combination of a good deal and genuine attachment to the place, I guess.

born_on_clay
06-09-2010, 07:41 AM
because year after year there is weaker field ???

BackhandMissile
06-09-2010, 07:46 AM
It would be funny if one year Murray, Roddick and Nadal all turned up at Halle.

Spirit_fire
06-09-2010, 07:54 AM
He's played Halle since 2000 and has loyalty to the tournament. He's also friends with the TD Ralf Weber.

palmstrike
06-09-2010, 08:16 AM
i remember him playing Queens once early in his career where he was beaten by Byron Black. Can't remember which year. Maybe someone can look it up.

JanKowalski
06-09-2010, 09:29 AM
i remember him playing Queens once early in his career where he was beaten by Byron Black. Can't remember which year. Maybe someone can look it up.

1999

Mjau!
06-09-2010, 12:02 PM
Fewer rain delays?

Commander Data
06-09-2010, 12:30 PM
If it ain't broke don't fix it!

Commander Data
06-09-2010, 12:31 PM
It would be funny if one year Murray, Roddick and Nadal all turned up at Halle.

Yeah :cool: everybody knows Fed always plays Halle, why do all the other top guns never go there? scared :p

BackhandMissile
06-09-2010, 12:40 PM
Yeah :cool: everybody knows Fed always plays Halle, why do all the other top guns never go there? scared :p

If they went to Halle they'd actually get a chance of playing Federer on grass before Wimbledon. It would be useful for the likes of Murray and Roddick. Nadal's already played Federer on grass 3 times.

Commander Data
06-09-2010, 01:12 PM
If they went to Halle they'd actually get a chance of playing Federer on grass before Wimbledon. It would be useful for the likes of Murray and Roddick. Nadal's already played Federer on grass 3 times.

Well, Roddick has already played Fed 4 times on grass ;) As for Murray. I do not think it would sit well with the British if he went to Halle instead of Queens :D

But why does Nadal never go there?

Priam
06-09-2010, 01:18 PM
He went there in 05 and lost early if I remember right. He hasn't been back since.

Sophocles
06-09-2010, 01:18 PM
But why does Nadal never go there?

I think he did in 2005. But, er, lost to Waske in the 1st round.

JuliC
06-09-2010, 01:36 PM
But why does Nadal never go there?

Horrible music during the changeovers :p

LEGENDOFTENNIS
06-09-2010, 01:40 PM
Is it me or does the grass at Halle wear out very quickly in comparison with Queens.

Pirata.
06-09-2010, 03:01 PM
back in 2001, when roger is not yet "the one"... he asked queens for a wildcard. they declined.

Halle offered a WC to him and ever since, he repaid that gesture by always opting to play there since that's where his grass expertise started...

when roger become roger, queens wanted to get him to play there. roger declined... now he has signed a lifetime agreement with halle, so i'm sure you'll never see roger hoist that large queens trophy ever...

in another aspect, with a less competitive field, fed has a better chance of getting more match practice as he transitions from clay to grass...

:hug:

Matt01
06-09-2010, 03:15 PM
Is it me or does the grass at Halle wear out very quickly in comparison with Queens.


They haven't played much in Queens so far this year because of the rain, that explains it :devil:

andy neyer
06-09-2010, 04:25 PM
Roger strikes me as a wine/vodka kind of guy :p

Q: Do you drink the occasional glass of wine with a good evening meal?

RF: It’s been known to happen. As I said, I’m not particularly strict about my diet.

http://tennisplanet.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/90-minutes-with-roger-federer-from-chipnputt-thanks/

So yeah, he must drink a cup of wine every now and then but not that often, i guess.

Sophocles
06-09-2010, 04:49 PM
Q: Do you drink the occasional glass of wine with a good evening meal?

RF: Itís been known to happen. As I said, Iím not particularly strict about my diet.

http://tennisplanet.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/90-minutes-with-roger-federer-from-chipnputt-thanks/

So yeah, he must drink a cup of wine every now and then but not that often, i guess.

I'm not so sure about that. Sounds like humorous understatement to me.

Corey Feldman
06-09-2010, 04:53 PM
last time Fed played Queens he took 1 of his 4 career bagels at the hands of Byron Black

martinatreue
06-09-2010, 06:48 PM
Horrible music during the changeovers :p

Nadal does know about horrible music for sure. That video of Shakira's with him in it was so gross and the song is really awful. :p

laurie-1
06-09-2010, 07:50 PM
Have you ever eaten the food in London? Have you ever eaten it for four weeks straight? Do you really need to ask this question?




(I'm kidding, I love London actually but the food was better in Germany. :lol: )

How dare you :devil:

:wavey:

Actually Sampras said something funny in his book. Every year he won Wimbledon, he would have a special All English Breakfast the next day to celebrate - Toast, bacon, eggs, baked beans all that stuff, and he said it would taste great but he would feel absolutely sick afterwards! I would go along with that.

Best of British!

andy neyer
06-09-2010, 08:03 PM
Cause the English are generally bloody annoying.

Case in point:

"Separating your private life from your public life really isnít all that difficult as long as you donít live in Hollywood or London". - Roger Federer

Sophocles
06-09-2010, 09:24 PM
Case in point:

"Separating your private life from your public life really isnít all that difficult as long as you donít live in Hollywood or London". - Roger Federer

That certainly is one of THE most irritating things about this country.

HKz
06-09-2010, 09:46 PM
He likes it there and it enables him to win the tournament rather than get battered by nadal at queens.

Can say the same thing about Nadal as well for his reason not to go to Halle. He went there once, lost in the 1st round, and never came back.

NadalSharapova
06-09-2010, 09:50 PM
Can say the same thing about Nadal as well for his reason not to go to Halle. He went there once, lost in the 1st round, and never came back.

That was when nadal was young and learning his trade on grass. Federer wasn't always great, he had to learn his trade before being good on it. He lost to henman and ancic at wimbledon

Deivid23
06-09-2010, 10:07 PM
Iīll say it in spanish:

Porque le sale de los cojones!

star
06-09-2010, 10:34 PM
Case in point:

"Separating your private life from your public life really isnít all that difficult as long as you donít live in Hollywood or London". - Roger Federer

And making a deal with the press not to write any stories about you at home. That helps too.

Arkulari
06-09-2010, 11:02 PM
Iīll say it in spanish:

Porque le sale de los cojones!

:worship: :worship: :worship:

Mint Chip
06-10-2010, 01:11 AM
Maybe because it has a roof
and it doesn't rain every 15 minutes ;)

barbadosan
06-10-2010, 01:50 AM
back in 2001, when roger is not yet "the one"... he asked queens for a wildcard. they declined.

Halle offered a WC to him and ever since, he repaid that gesture by always opting to play there since that's where his grass expertise started...

when roger become roger, queens wanted to get him to play there. roger declined... now he has signed a lifetime agreement with halle, so i'm sure you'll never see roger hoist that large queens trophy ever...

in another aspect, with a less competitive field, fed has a better chance of getting more match practice as he transitions from clay to grass...

Was just reading this thread for the first time and almost went straight to reply but decided to read through first. I think this is correct. Seem to remember reading eons ago that this is the reaason.

Edit: And then I mischievously decided to add "How arrogant of Fed not to break faith with those who helped him out when he wasn't famous":p

Kolya
06-10-2010, 03:33 AM
German women.

Mr. Oracle
06-10-2010, 03:43 AM
Federer loves kraut(s)

nalbyfan
06-10-2010, 01:58 PM
Halle line up is weak...Nadal, Djok, the 2 Andy play the Queen's...it's easier to win Halle than the Queen's and it rains less...

Corey Feldman
06-10-2010, 02:05 PM
Fed is so scared of Nadal, Roddick, Murray, Nole in the field he also considered WD'ing Wimbledon the last 7 years

Another RogFan
06-10-2010, 04:03 PM
Fed is so scared of Nadal, Roddick, Murray, Nole in the field he also considered WD'ing Wimbledon the last 7 years

Good one.:yeah:

Fee
06-10-2010, 07:47 PM
How dare you :devil:

:wavey:

Actually Sampras said something funny in his book. Every year he won Wimbledon, he would have a special All English Breakfast the next day to celebrate - Toast, bacon, eggs, baked beans all that stuff, and he said it would taste great but he would feel absolutely sick afterwards! I would go along with that.

Best of British!

I love British food, lamb curry with naan is my favorite. ;)


Seriously, I am one of the few people who loves British food (mmm, pub dinners and English breakfasts), but the jokes are out there so I had to play along. I do like German food too (my husband is German), but my visit there nearly killed me because it was all meat, cheese, bread, and chocolate for the first five days. I've never been so grateful to find an orange in my life. :lol:

Boarder35m
06-10-2010, 07:54 PM
Looking of the number of rain delays in Queens, playing in Halle with a roof when youīre Roger Federer really is clever.
For sure you will always be on Center Court and so even if there is rain you get to play and your matches are not being interrupted.

I guess that when the rain finishes in Queens the courts are still wet and the danger of getting an injury is high. By playing in Halle Federer simply avoids this.

For sure thatīs not the only reason (Ä, fans..etc) but the more you see the favourites struggle at Queens you must congratulate Federer on that decision :)

Filo V.
06-10-2010, 08:30 PM
Because he feels comfortable in Germany with German speaking people and conditions. And he loves the fast courts there.

Sophocles
06-10-2010, 09:02 PM
I love British food, lamb curry with naan is my favorite. ;)


Seriously, I am one of the few people who loves British food (mmm, pub dinners and English breakfasts), but the jokes are out there so I had to play along. I do like German food too (my husband is German), but my visit there nearly killed me because it was all meat, cheese, bread, and chocolate for the first five days. I've never been so grateful to find an orange in my life. :lol:

Oh God Switzerland's the same. I don't know how they avoid scurvy.

Traditional British food is ridiculously under-rated even now. George Orwell wrote an essay about this in the 1940s.

alter ego
06-11-2010, 02:08 PM
Because he's scared of Sela, Malisse, Fish and Lopez. :haha::haha::haha:

peribsen
06-11-2010, 02:18 PM
Traditional British food is ridiculously under-rated even now. George Orwell wrote an essay about this in the 1940s.

I've heard about traditional British fodder, but food, I don't recall.:devil:

BTW, your signature, Balfour seems to be quoting Seneca, the hispanoroman from Cordoba.

Mjau!
06-11-2010, 02:24 PM
Because he feels comfortable in Germany with German speaking people and conditions. And he loves the fast courts there.

His slice barely bounces on the Halle grass courts. :yeah:

Sillyrabbit
06-11-2010, 02:38 PM
He gets to play matches that aren't interrupted due to rubbish weather and bad light on a center court with a roof with a playing field that affords him chances to experiment with his game and try out stuff, it's looking like a brilliant choice this year.

martinatreue
06-11-2010, 05:21 PM
Yeah he is scared of Roddick, Nadal, Murray and Djokovic who all tamely went down yesterday or today. :rolleyes:

Tripster
06-11-2010, 05:33 PM
Scared of the competition?
I'd rather say that Djoko, Murray & Co have chosen Queens because Fed is playing Halle...

gin lemon
06-11-2010, 06:27 PM
Maybe it pays more? No then they would all be there. Then it must be bratwurst and beer.

Tommy_Vercetti
06-11-2010, 07:11 PM
Because they can afford Federer's appearance fee doesn't mean they can afford anyone else. I don't know what the Queen's budget is or if they even have to pay for a lot of the players. But yeah, appearance fees' are the reason that Federer plays the same tournaments. And one shouldn't blame him for that, especially with his history of doing so well with that schedule. It's the same in golf with Tiger. It is odd that whenever Roddick wins Queen's, the board was filled with comments about how Halle is the much better tournament and Roddick was afraid of Roger, yet in other years it's criticism. It's funny how that works out.

born_on_clay
06-11-2010, 07:12 PM
just look at the field there
:o

nobama
06-11-2010, 07:30 PM
just look at the field there
:oThe field in london is so great you've got Rainer Schuettler in the SF. :yeah:

Arkulari
06-11-2010, 08:26 PM
just look at the field there
:o

yeah, that's the reason since 2003 ;)

ShotmaKer
06-11-2010, 08:35 PM
just look at the field there
:o

wish harder.

LoveFifteen
06-11-2010, 09:05 PM
There are two reasons that Federer is playing Halle.

1. He's dying to whip out the new beige pashmina cardigan designed by Nike with a glittering ruby-encrusted 6 on the back after he wins.

2. If he happens to lose in the Halle final, he can start his speech off with "Well, my winning streak here in Halle has just been unbelievable. I have won this tournament an unbelievable five times in the past, and it's just unbelievable what I've been able to accomplish with my talent at this tournament. It was really another unbelievable performance just to reach the finals."

Arkulari
06-11-2010, 09:07 PM
There are two reasons that Federer is playing Halle.

1. He's dying to whip out the new beige pashmina cardigan designed by Nike with a glittering ruby-encrusted 6 on the back after he wins.

2. If he happens to lose in the Halle final, he can start his speech off with "Well, my winning streak here in Halle has just been unbelievable. I have won this tournament an unbelievable five times in the past, and it's just unbelievable what I've been able accomplish with my talent at this tournament. It was really another unbelievable performance just to reach the finals."

where are the "you know" ? :sad:

Corey Feldman
06-11-2010, 09:09 PM
this is Fed's chance for 6 in a row somewhere after failings at the last hurdle in Wimbledon and US Open

l_mac
06-11-2010, 09:10 PM
this is Fed's chance for 6 in a row somewhere after failings at the last hurdle in Wimbledon and US Open

He skipped it last year so I don't think it will count :awww: In his mind I'm sure it will.

Corey Feldman
06-11-2010, 09:11 PM
Mine too :awww:

l_mac
06-11-2010, 09:12 PM
Mine too :awww:

:hug: I'll be happy for you.

andy neyer
06-11-2010, 09:42 PM
Where's that pic in your sig from, linda? Who's the guy next to rafa with the cheerful expression? rafa has a "why-am-i-sitting-next-to-this-idiot" face :lol:

Arkulari
06-11-2010, 11:04 PM
that's Marc Lopez, Rafa's doubles partner

l_mac
06-11-2010, 11:09 PM
Where's that pic in your sig from, linda? Who's the guy next to rafa with the cheerful expression? rafa has a "why-am-i-sitting-next-to-this-idiot" face :lol:

Rafa had his photocall with the RG trophy at Disneyland Paris on Monday. He also must have had time to go on a few rides. :lol:

paseo
06-12-2010, 12:28 AM
I wanna go to Disneyland :sad: