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Dirk
10-04-2004, 03:08 PM
I knew Rogi was not in great form and yet he still won it. :) As for the bottle throwing I have no idea why he would do that. Did he lightly toss them back and just throw them over his back meanly? How many times did he do this vs. letting the ball boys collect them in doubles matches?

marchen
10-04-2004, 03:14 PM
I agreed there's something about Andy's attitude. After he got broke early at the first set, he just lost the fire. During the second set, i 've got the feeling that he wanted to finish the game (or losing the game) as quickly as possible.
To be honest, the match was a bit boring. I still missed the Wimbledon 2003 semi and their last match at Toronto master series. Roger was dominant, but he played and won beautifully.
Besides, I am not surprised roger and yves lost in the doubles. they simply aren't at the same standard. Roger had most of the winners, and yves got broke when he served. Roger was trying very hard but it seemed he was tired at the third set.

lsy
10-04-2004, 03:16 PM
Viele danke, Merci beaucoup, Muchas gracias, tante grazie, spasiba, thank you, ROGI, for being your brilliant self... what more can I say??

Terima Kasih, Khap Khun Kah ;)

I forgot to mention sweet Rogi did the "wai" bowing before receiving the trophy from the princess and the crowd absolutely loved that :D

Dirk
10-04-2004, 03:17 PM
I hope Rogi rests up in these two weeks. I think he is approaching burn out this season. Any more input on the bottle situation marchen?

Dirk
10-04-2004, 03:19 PM
Ah yes that picture was great Lsy. I expect Rogi to be more relaxed and at ease at Madrid. I think he wished his break after the Open was longer. I don't want my Ninja to get cranky. I tend to be that way when I'm tired too. :0

marchen
10-04-2004, 03:31 PM
he throw the bottles to his back in both the semi and final of the doubles. the first time it made a bit of noise and i noticed that. The ball boy was quick to pick it up. The other time, the ball boy didn't notice that, and the bottle was lying next to the camera man during the next two or three games. I was disappointed at the time and wonder if he considered that might hit those people at his back.

lsy
10-04-2004, 03:32 PM
Hi Marchen :wavey:

I think that wimby 2003 performance is too magical to be repeated time after time ;) I agree generally for the fans, it will be more interesting if the match could have been closer but I actually thought Rogi played a pretty clean match. Andy certainly needs to stop feeling deflated so easily once he's down. No doubt he really was being outplayed but he could have put up a much better performance and who knows, tennis is after all about few points here and there. Perharps he was also tired.

Rogi/Andy
serve 62% 68%
ace 11 8
df 2 2
winner 22 4
ue 11 15
bp won 4/8 0/3

Dirk, I think you get especially cranky when Ninja is down in matches ;) :tape:

Yoda
10-04-2004, 03:35 PM
Ah yes that picture was great Lsy. I expect Rogi to be more relaxed and at ease at Madrid. I think he wished his break after the Open was longer. I don't want my Ninja to get cranky. I tend to be that way when I'm tired too. :0

I hope the Ninja never gives in to the Dark Side :angel:

speedracer
10-04-2004, 03:39 PM
But somehow his game was a little bit disappointing, footwork no gd...he was not playing to is best. Srichaphan was playing great. The most amazing and incredible match was Safin vs Roddick. It's pity that Safin lost at the tiebreak, I think if he could get to the final, he might have the chance to beat Roger. Even to Roddick, if he wasn't injured in the semi, Roger probably would have a hard time.


It's actually good that " terrible" Roger is capable of beating opponents who are playing " great" ( Paradorn). It means that he's got a mentality of a true champion.
I don't know what to think about Roddick's injury. At his early years he had a tendency to overplay his injures (match with Chang comes to mind). He's somewhat calmed down a bit recently. But I still thnk that his injury has worsened considerably after Roger broke his serve. For whatever reason Roger does not have any trouble of returning his bombs on any surface, and that drives Andy insane.

marchen
10-04-2004, 03:50 PM
isy, i really missed roger in 2003. he didn't win as many matches, but when he clicked, he was incredible. when i have times, i'll rewatch the wimbledon 03 and houston tennis master cup and still be amazed. :eek:
but during this summer season, sometimes it makes me frustrated watching his match, though after all, he still wins.
do u know, in the semi against Srichaphan, he got broke twice in the second set, and didn't even have a break point!! :mad:

lsy
10-04-2004, 03:56 PM
isy, i really missed roger in 2003. he didn't win as many matches, but when he clicked, he was incredible. when i have times, i'll rewatch the wimbledon 03 and houston tennis master cup and still be amazed. :eek:
but during this summer season, sometimes it makes me frustrated watching his match, though after all, he still wins.
do u know, in the semi against Srichaphan, he got broke twice in the second set, and didn't even have a break point!! :mad:

oh Marchen...you're one very demanding fan ;) I think Rogi had played quite a few matches this year that was incredible as well.

I didn't get to watch the Paradorn match (but I will tomorrow) and will let you know how I feel about that, though I won't be surprised it will be different since watching it live and after knowing the results can make lots of different, as I always feel.

Dirk
10-04-2004, 04:00 PM
I was upset because I knew Rogi was not playing great this week. I am glad he won but I was worried if he didn't have enough time to prepare or if the long year is getting to him or if he is letting down. It also annoys me how he has a habit of getting in trouble when serving for the set and serving to start a set. I don't know what goes on in his head during those time. After the semi I was not looking forward to the final. So he only did it two times, the bottle throwing? I think its unbecoming of classy Rogi but as long as its not a habit then its ok. He has been through a lot this week and I know he does most of the work on the doubles team. I hope he enjoys himself this week.

federer_roar
10-04-2004, 04:01 PM
I also noticed that during the doubles matches, couple of times in the changovers, when Roger finished his bottle of water, he just threw the empty bottle to his back. Of course the ball boy would go around and pick the bottle up for him. But other players would give the empty bottles to the ball boys. Not very good manner... :rolleyes:
He didn't do that when playing single matches, i don't know why,may be he thought there's no tv coverage for the doubles....

Throwing bottles to the back is the fastest way to get rid of them and prevents his partner and himself hitting them. The ball boys could pick them up later. I am not going to make a fuss about that really.

mitalidas
10-04-2004, 04:51 PM
love that avatar federer roar
it does not help AT ALL to concentrate on my work!!!!

it ought to be illegal for him to be so handsome

SUKTUEN
10-04-2004, 05:21 PM
federer_roar, can you post your avarat photo in Roger 's photo thread ?

Roger look so sexy ~~~~~ :D :D :D

federer_roar
10-04-2004, 05:44 PM
love that avatar federer roar
it does not help AT ALL to concentrate on my work!!!!

it ought to be illegal for him to be so handsome

You ought to be kidding Mitalidas. Roger is incredibly sexy off court. Only we dun get to see that often. ;)

federer_roar
10-04-2004, 05:45 PM
federer_roar, can you post your avarat photo in Roger 's photo thread ?

Roger look so sexy ~~~~~ :D :D :D

Suktuen, I am posting the links to your Roger's photo thread.

mitalidas
10-04-2004, 07:24 PM
You ought to be kidding Mitalidas. Roger is incredibly sexy off court. Only we dun get to see that often. ;)

i agree .... drool. :drool: The only thing better than the sensation of seeing him beat roddick at W-2004 was seeing him disrobe before he accepted his trophy. Positively YUMMY. :drool: :drool:

federer_roar
10-04-2004, 07:56 PM
i agree .... drool. :drool: The only thing better than the sensation of seeing him beat roddick at W-2004 was seeing him disrobe before he accepted his trophy. Positively YUMMY. :drool: :drool:

no no no, it would be definitely illegal for Mirka... ;)

vene
10-04-2004, 08:23 PM
It's actually good that " terrible" Roger is capable of beating opponents who are playing " great" ( Paradorn). It means that he's got a mentality of a true champion.
I don't know what to think about Roddick's injury. At his early years he had a tendency to overplay his injures (match with Chang comes to mind). He's somewhat calmed down a bit recently. But I still thnk that his injury has worsened considerably after Roger broke his serve. For whatever reason Roger does not have any trouble of returning his bombs on any surface, and that drives Andy insane.
Yeah, during the last few times he has played Rogi - Houston, Toronto and now Bangkok- he has required a trainer :)
Great avatar, federer_roar!

Fedex
10-04-2004, 08:49 PM
It seems that people, in particular, the Roddick fans are discrediting Federer's win (One fan in particular, Dirk, you know who I mean) because he had a minor 'injury'. Even if he was 100%, Federer would of still won this one easily, He wouldent of bageled Andy, but it would of still been a one sided 2 set match, the way Roger was playing.

RogiFan88
10-04-2004, 09:09 PM
I believe that Pandy himself said that even without this little injury, Rogi w have beaten him...

RogiFan88
10-04-2004, 09:11 PM
yep, that's some yummy avatar alright... where is it from?? looks like Rogi's wearing his lion necklace

Dirk
10-04-2004, 09:15 PM
Yep and fedex if we said "Rogi only lost to Andy because he was ill during the final at wimbly" what do you think Andy fans' reaction would be?

lunahielo
10-04-2004, 11:37 PM
Originally Posted by lunahielo
Does anyone know how the doubles came out?



He lost in 3 tight sets, but it was still a very good effort!
Thanks, Billabong. :)

mitalidas
10-05-2004, 12:49 AM
Look, they can say whatever they want. The evidence is: 7-1 before heading into that final. It has been straight sets in all but 2 lifetime.

I do agree, btw, that it would not have been 6-4 6-0 if roddick wasn't ill, in fact if roddick wasn't ill it would most certainly would have been 6-4 6-1 :) ;)

Fedex
10-05-2004, 01:13 AM
:lol: :lol:

Billabong
10-05-2004, 02:00 AM
I'm still thrilled about this victory:D!

yanchr
10-07-2004, 02:51 PM
I'm leaving for my vacation destination tomorrow. When I'm back, Roger, you should have your 10th title of the year in your pocket. :D

I know I'm way too late, but Roger never let me down :yeah: I was :eek: at the scoreline when I first heard it right after the match.

Lucky to catch the final video just after I came back today. Though Andy was obviously affected by his injury, Roger played some good and fun tennis to make a bonus for my last day of my long vacation. :D

Mrs. B
10-09-2004, 03:50 PM
and i'm way too late, was away for a week in Sardinia, but heard the news that he bagelled Roddick in Thailand! way to go Roger for your first Asian title.

:banana: