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Good luck, ROGER, in Houston!!!

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Mrs. B
11-10-2004, 02:11 PM
HOPP, ROGER!!!!! :bounce:

lsy
11-10-2004, 02:25 PM
Thanks for the thread, Mrs.B...I was just thinking that the "federer doubtful for master..." thread can't be our cheering thread for rogi in Houton ;)

Yeah...deepavali and raya holiday for a week...so happy!!!

:banana: :aparty: :banana: :aparty:

Wish Houston is this week then I will have no problem following any matches :(

Let's go Rogi...been 2 months since we last saw you play :bounce:

Mrs. B
11-10-2004, 02:48 PM
lol , lsy. i'm going to be so stuffed up this weekend with all that eating! long weekend, yeah!!! :banana:

Fergie
11-10-2004, 02:51 PM
Hopp Rogi, you can win again :bigclap:

lsy
11-10-2004, 02:53 PM
lol , lsy. i'm going to be so stuffed up this weekend with all that eating! long weekend, yeah!!! :banana:

How come? You also having "Buka Puasa"? ;)

Me too...we're not the one fasting, yet we're happily buka puasaing all the way :o

RonE
11-10-2004, 03:01 PM
Let's hope for a fully fit and healthy Rogi to display all he has- it has been too long since I last saw him play, I need my 'fix' badly.

Hopp, Vamos, Andyemo, Davai, Allez, Forza, Gooo Rooooooogggiiiiiii!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

babsi
11-10-2004, 03:34 PM
Hopp, auf gehts Roger!!!!!!!!

Viel Glück!!!!!!!!!

Hope you can play and feeling good doing so:) :) :)

Mrs. B
11-10-2004, 04:04 PM
How come? You also having "Buka Puasa"? ;)

Me too...we're not the one fasting, yet we're happily buka puasaing all the way :o

nah, am not part of their 'Puasa', but now we only have half an hour lunch break, but we leave work one hour earlier! On the 14th i've been invited to two parties, one for Raya for brunch, and Deepavali in the evening. yummm!!! :lick:

But it's good here cuz the cold weather makes you always hungry! :lol:

tschaeggy
11-10-2004, 09:48 PM
But it's good here cuz the cold weather makes you always hungry! :lol:
"lol", Mrs.B., don't eat too much ;) , but it's really cold weather now here in switzerland- brrrrrrrr

Hopp, Roger, win that thing again!! :worship:
Good luck! :) :) :)

Fergie
11-10-2004, 11:43 PM
I like Roger's draw, seems easy... Only I hope that Roger is recovered of his injury ;)

Hopp Rogi :bigclap:

WyveN
11-11-2004, 01:01 AM
what a great draw. Even if he is rusty and somehow loses to Hewitt I very much doubt he will lose to either Moya or Gaudio.

mitalidas
11-11-2004, 01:12 AM
Federer has been grouped with Carlos Moya (4-0), Gaston Gaudio (3-0) and Lleyton Hewitt (6-7). Despite trailing the Aussie in career meetings, Federer has won their four meetings this year.

from the atp web

*M*
11-11-2004, 01:27 AM
Hopefully we'll get to see a repeat of this:

Billabong
11-11-2004, 03:18 AM
lol *M*;)! It would awesome:D!

GOOOO FEDDDD:bounce:!!!!!!!!!

^Sue^
11-11-2004, 03:54 AM
HOPP, ROGER!!!!! :bounce:


I like that!!!!let's hoop together with Roger..... :p

^Sue^
11-11-2004, 03:56 AM
I really hope that Roger can make his way to gain victory...

yanchr
11-11-2004, 05:44 AM
Yeah! The draw looks quite good for Roger to first get warmed up and then gain his real match form. If nothing is wrong, he should go through to semi with little problem and with enough match practice already.

Roger, time to show up!:bounce::bounce:

Daniel
11-11-2004, 07:06 AM
Federer has been grouped with Carlos Moya (4-0), Gaston Gaudio (3-0) and Lleyton Hewitt (6-7). Despite trailing the Aussie in career meetings, Federer has won their four meetings this year.

from the atp web

this is the best draw he coudl get, i love it :kiss: :hearts:

Good luck roger :yeah: :worship:

NikeTennis
11-11-2004, 01:17 PM
CMMON ROGI!! plz wear the green top PLEASE!!!

lunahielo
11-11-2004, 05:09 PM
Buena Suerte, Rogi~~~~~~~~~~:bounce:

Anybody know what day he will play his first match?

Nymeria
11-11-2004, 05:29 PM
roger :bounce:

Canuck_Chick
11-11-2004, 09:56 PM
Good luck Roger :dance:
First match is monday vs. Gaudio :yeah:

RonE
11-11-2004, 11:22 PM
After all the Gaudio bashing that's been going on in GM and Roger not playing for a while I have a not-so-good feeling about this match :unsure:

Fergie
11-11-2004, 11:41 PM
After all the Gaudio bashing that's been going on in GM and Roger not playing for a while I have a not-so-good feeling about this match :unsure:
Me too, but I think that Roger will win in 3 sets :)

Hopp Rogi :bigclap:

mitalidas
11-12-2004, 12:27 AM
I thiknk Roger in 2 sets
Both at 100% could go to 3 sets, on clay, but here where both are rusty, and Roger has so much more talent and power and belief in himself, I have no doubt about it --Roger in straights

MissPovaFan
11-12-2004, 12:34 AM
In normal circumstances Id go for Federer in straight sets but I have a feeling this will will go the distance and I tip Gaudio for a shock win! :eek:

WyveN
11-12-2004, 01:26 AM
After watching Gaudio the past few weeks - unless Federer is truly badly injured I would be shocked if Gaudio won

RogiFan88
11-12-2004, 01:30 AM
Vamos, Rogi!

Should be an interesting first match for both... I'd like Rogi to win his opening match, same w Carlos! Gaston can beat Lleyton...

That's the match we'll see on Monday.

federer_roar
11-12-2004, 03:47 AM
Yep, the first match Roger vs. Gaudio Mon 1 PM local time (GMT-6)


As the time closing up, I am getting overexcited. :p

Go go Roger !

Action Jackson
11-12-2004, 04:24 AM
For all the people laughing at Gaudio, it would be fantastic if he won, but more so if he beats Hewitt.

Have so many people got short memories and forgot that Gaudio when they played in Montreal tied Federer in knots with his backhand, but the lack of nerve cost him badly in that match.

It's not like Gaudio has always been the bastion of consistency either. It's the best time for Gaston to play Federer as he is cold from his little break, then again it could work out well for Roger and freshen him up.

I expect Roger to win, but the main way it will be a walkover if Gaudio is frighteningly nervous, which he shouldn't be at this event.

WyveN
11-12-2004, 05:41 AM
Have so many people got short memories and forgot that Gaudio when they played in Montreal tied Federer in knots with his backhand, but the lack of nerve cost him badly in that match.


I have also seen Draper dominate Federer in Cincinatti, a match Scott should have easily won but chocked in the end
.
I wouldn't be upset at all if Federer lost to Gaudio and would be very pleased for Gaston but I would still be shocked if he managed a win on this surface.

Action Jackson
11-12-2004, 05:47 AM
I have also seen Draper dominate Federer in Cincinatti, a match Scott should have easily won but chocked in the end
.
I wouldn't be upset at all if Federer lost to Gaudio and would be very pleased for Gaston but I would still be shocked if he managed a win on this surface.

Federer has never blitzed Gaudio in any of their matches, so it's not going to be a walk in the park, just cause he is Roger.

Yes, I expect Federer to win, but the big advantage Gaudio has is that he is meeting him first and not last in the group stages.

Daniel
11-12-2004, 06:39 AM
Roger will beat Gaudio because he is much better.

I am sure Gaudio will give Roger a good match but at this moment Roger is much better, this surface is much beter for Roger and he will take adv of it. :D

Go Roger!!!! :worship: :D

ste
11-12-2004, 07:21 AM
Good luck Roger!!! Do it once again!!! :worship:

laselva
11-12-2004, 10:18 AM
Best luck to Roger!

Agassi Fan
11-12-2004, 04:51 PM
Good luck!

RogiFan88
11-12-2004, 07:01 PM
Should be an interesting first RR match for both... who knows how either will perform given the lack of matchplay and injury...

lunahielo
11-12-2004, 09:37 PM
Shake that mane, Lion King, and roar all the way through Houston! :clap2:
We're with you all the way!:woohoo:

Daniel
11-13-2004, 07:24 AM
Vamos Roger :kiss: :D :hug:

Yoda
11-13-2004, 11:53 AM
Go Rogi Go.

Gaudio on clay will definitely be NO walk in the park for Rogi.

Rogi in 3 gruelling sets :bounce: :bounce:

Fedex
11-14-2004, 04:07 AM
Gaudio on any surface is no walk in the park for Roger. I expect he will pull through in 3, then roll in the rest of his matches. :)

rue
11-14-2004, 05:32 AM
His first match should not be a hard match. I don't think he will have too many problems disposing of Gaudio

Action Jackson
11-14-2004, 05:34 AM
Gaudio on any surface is no walk in the park for Roger. I expect he will pull through in 3, then roll in the rest of his matches. :)

You know how much I admire Federer, but the way some people are thinking they think this match against Gaudio is on the fastest grass that ever been known to man and it will be an insult to think Gaston will win a point.

Fedex
11-14-2004, 06:31 AM
True, George. Am I the only one that is expecting a close match here?? Plus its Federer's 1st match, another advantage for Gaudio.

Action Jackson
11-14-2004, 06:33 AM
True, George. Am I the only one that is expecting a close match here?? Plus its Federer's 1st match, another advantage for Gaudio.

Didn't you know that it will be 6-0 6-0 and the only way Gaudio will win a point is if it's off the 1 unforced error that Roger makes in the whole match.

Fedex
11-14-2004, 06:51 AM
:lol: :lol:

Action Jackson
11-14-2004, 06:52 AM
:lol: :lol:

Actually I might write the match report now before the match has started, so people don't bother to watch the match.

Lalitha
11-14-2004, 07:01 AM
Actually I might write the match report now before the match has started, so people don't bother to watch the match.

I will accept it, since it is coming from you. :lol:

Fedex
11-14-2004, 07:27 AM
Well, I am watching the Sharapova-Mauresmo match, and cliff just said that Federer has been practising at Houston for over a week now, so I think Roger really wants to win this thing. :)

Daniel
11-14-2004, 07:27 AM
True, George. Am I the only one that is expecting a close match here?? Plus its Federer's 1st match, another advantage for Gaudio.


it is not that, i woudl be surprised if Gaston wins, not that i am saying he is not godo enough just i dont see a way roger losing this match even if it a close one.

Go Roger!!! :D :kiss: :worship:

Action Jackson
11-14-2004, 07:32 AM
Well, I am watching the Sharapova-Mauresmo match, and cliff just said that Federer has been practising at Houston for over a week now, so I think Roger really wants to win this thing. :)

It will piss off Jim again, and that's even better. I will be starting work on my report very soon.

yanchr
11-14-2004, 09:20 AM
True, George. Am I the only one that is expecting a close match here?? Plus its Federer's 1st match, another advantage for Gaudio.
Surely you are not the only one. Gaudio really causes much trouble to Roger with his backhand in their previous meetings, and this time it will be no exception, though I believe Roger will top him finally.

Marc Rosset is Tall
11-14-2004, 09:21 AM
True, George. Am I the only one that is expecting a close match here?? Plus its Federer's 1st match, another advantage for Gaudio.

Try yourself, GWH and myself are the only ones who think he has a chance of doing quite well in this match. It doesn't mean he is going to win.

RonE
11-14-2004, 09:29 AM
Try yourself, GWH and myself are the only ones who think he has a chance of doing quite well in this match. It doesn't mean he is going to win.
You can add me to the count :wavey:

Marc Rosset is Tall
11-14-2004, 09:37 AM
Didn't you know that it will be 6-0 6-0 and the only way Gaudio will win a point is if it's off the 1 unforced error that Roger makes in the whole match.

Let me know if you need any help with that match report.

SUKTUEN
11-14-2004, 10:18 AM
ROGER GOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D

federer_roar
11-14-2004, 10:35 AM
Roger doesn't seem to bagel opponents on first round. Anway even though it were a narrow defeat, it still would be a great first round victory!

Go go Roger!

^Sue^
11-14-2004, 01:08 PM
Roger, do ur best!!!

RogiFan88
11-14-2004, 04:09 PM
what I w like to know is what Gaston thinks his chances are of beating Rogi... is he feeling confident? George, any articles??

Raquel
11-14-2004, 09:46 PM
Good Luck Rogi :bounce:

If he wins this it really has been one of the legendary years from one player in the Open Era. It already has been a legendary year :) I just hope he is at full fitness. Hopp!

WyveN
11-15-2004, 04:05 AM
Federer has never blitzed Gaudio in any of their matches, so it's not going to be a walk in the park, just cause he is Roger.


The match in Basle in 2003 was fairly comfortable.
I think the first set will be close but not the second.

Vladimir Poutine
11-15-2004, 04:09 AM
The match in Basle in 2003 was fairly comfortable.
I think the first set will be close but not the second.

That was in Gstaad their first match it was 6-1 7-6, and in all of their matches Federer has won the 1st set in Hamburg it was 6-1 as well. It won't be that easy, but I don't doubt Federer will win.

Billabong
11-15-2004, 04:15 AM
I'm confident Rogi will win:)! GOOOOOOOO FEDDDDDD:banana:!!!!!!!!!!

SUKTUEN
11-15-2004, 04:41 AM
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce:

KING of tennis !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce:

lina_seta
11-15-2004, 05:31 AM
GOOD LUCK ROGERRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!

NikeTennis
11-15-2004, 06:04 AM
YOU CAN DO IT!!!.......wear a new green top please...

Lalitha
11-15-2004, 09:17 AM
I'm confident Rogi will win:)! GOOOOOOOO FEDDDDDD:banana:!!!!!!!!!!

So am I. We don't need to have a discussion about this. :o

laselva
11-15-2004, 09:31 AM
Today is the day! :woohoo:
It is the first time seeing him in action after US open.
And please no bad news from practice sesion....

Mrs. B
11-15-2004, 10:09 AM
Good luck today, Roger!!!!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Daniel
11-15-2004, 10:12 AM
Good luck Roger!!! :worship: :kiss: :D

NikeTennis
11-15-2004, 10:15 AM
is he playing?

Fergie
11-15-2004, 11:42 AM
Finally is the day ... Hopp Rogi :bigclap:

yanchr
11-15-2004, 12:02 PM
Yes, time to go Roger! I have to save enough energy for staying up late tonight. You have to make it worthy Roger :bounce::bounce:

Good luck to your health :)

novanora
11-15-2004, 12:37 PM
really, laura? didn't you work for whole day? and now still on internet, how can you save your energy?

or maybe you mean you haven't watch roger's match for so long time, that one month you are always saving your energy until tomorrow early morning, release it ;)

juligen
11-15-2004, 12:48 PM
a reporter once told that the only thing better in tennis than Federer´s game is Federer himself.
and i agree!
he is really a nice guy!

Mrs. B
11-15-2004, 12:52 PM
a reporter once told that the only thing better in tennis than Federer´s game is Federer himself.
and i agree!
he is really a nice guy!

:yeah:

hey, juligen, you're new or did you have an old nick? ;)

Welcome!

juligen
11-15-2004, 01:00 PM
i am new, and i dont post a lot because i am very shy
and also since i am brazilian and never my english is not very good!

juligen
11-15-2004, 01:03 PM
i am sooo sorry, that was a mistake
i want to say that i never went to a english school
so thats my english is not very good

Mrs. B
11-15-2004, 01:15 PM
no problem! we are all not English native-speakers here.

the important thing is that Roger has fans from all over the world cheering for him in a forum! :banana:

Skyward
11-15-2004, 01:57 PM
The match in Basle in 2003 was fairly comfortable.
I think the first set will be close but not the second.

Yes, but that was semis. The other two matches in R64 were very close. Gaudio is lucky that he did not meet Roger in later rounds this year. Gaston avoided getting his share of bagels and breadsticks. :lol:

RonE
11-15-2004, 02:55 PM
The witching hour approaches....

Whistleway
11-15-2004, 03:15 PM
does any channel in usa telecast the roger first round match live? thanks.

Whistleway
11-15-2004, 03:15 PM
Good luck, roger !!~!!!

babsi
11-15-2004, 03:17 PM
Hello juligen,
nice to hear from you - never mind your english,post here and it will only improve :) :) :)

lunahielo
11-15-2004, 04:26 PM
From Whistleway~
does any channel in usa telecast the roger first round match live? thanks
I don't think so. I have been checking out all the channels and it looks like tonight at midnight (CST) ESPN2 will show it...taped.

To juligen~
Bom dia~boa vinda~~

Goooooooo Roger!!~~:bounce:
(Just a few more hours)

User ID 4783
11-15-2004, 05:14 PM
I'm so happy Eurosport broadcasts Fed's match :) Am looking forward to watching it :D

User ID 4783
11-15-2004, 05:15 PM
no problem juligen... as the others already said, your English will improve by posting on MTF :yeah:

sweetiepiedoll
11-15-2004, 07:18 PM
Good Luck in Houston, Roger!!! Even if you do not win, I will always love you!!!! Please Miroslava return to the WTA tour next year, so that you & Roger can be 2005 Wimbledon Champions (Move over, Martina Hingis!!!).

laselva
11-15-2004, 07:19 PM
Great! Its raining in Houston...... :mad:

Mrs. B
11-15-2004, 07:22 PM
drat the rain,the second game's not even over... :mad:

earlier they showed Roger playing billiards with Tim, who was barefooted! hey, Roger can shoot pool, too. ;)

laselva
11-15-2004, 07:25 PM
OK, play suspended due to rain. Great, Eurosport is gonna show some snooker... :rolleyes: Wonder if Im going to be finally a snooker fanatic after all, all thanks to Eurosport alternate snooker with tennis always...

Mrs. B
11-15-2004, 07:40 PM
they're showing the finals from last year with Roger giving Agassi a bagel in the 2nd set.

so far he's played a good first game against Gaston, but dunno how long this rain delay is... :mad:

lunahielo
11-15-2004, 07:45 PM
I just checked the weather in Houston...checked for outdoor activities (golf) (They didn't have tennis)...weather supposed to be good rest of today..7/10 (10 being the best)..looks like the really heavy rain is south of Houston and moving away...So! ???
Maybe it will resume soon.

Whistleway
11-15-2004, 08:18 PM
thanks, lunahielo.

WINGYEE
11-15-2004, 08:31 PM
raining :sad:
http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2004-11/16_435169_1.jpg

mitalidas
11-15-2004, 09:31 PM
they're back on everyone --2/1 Roger

mitalidas
11-15-2004, 09:43 PM
first break of serve to RF (ILYRF!!!!)

mitalidas
11-15-2004, 09:46 PM
second break of serve, woohoo

avocadoe
11-15-2004, 10:05 PM
go Roger...took the first set 6-1!!! on serve in the second

laselva
11-15-2004, 10:42 PM
I m following the second set in MC thread. Looks terrible. 2/12 BP converted.

lina_seta
11-15-2004, 10:51 PM
anyways.. i was so frustrated by him not converting any of those BP
but he wonnn!!!! ^_^... thats what matters

laselva
11-15-2004, 10:53 PM
Federer def. Gaudio for 6-1, 7-6(4). Haven't seen the match myself. But looks like there was very good fight from Gaudio. Let's see if Gaston can win next match. Anyway where are all fed's fans?

Mrs. B
11-15-2004, 10:57 PM
well done, Roger. considering you haven't played for a while, this was a good performance, but you should be more patient with some of your shots... but great stuff. the bh down the line is hot!!! and the half volleys. nice touch! oh, and you did some cool drop shots, too. :yeah:

RonE
11-15-2004, 11:02 PM
Yes Mrs. B, the one thing that impressed me the most about Rogi was they way he utilized the dropshot. The way some of the points were played it was almost as if they were playing on clay. But good for Roger to hold his nerve the way he did, I was afraid all those squandered opportunities might start to unsettle him. I don't even want to think what might have happened had Gaudio won the 2nd set. :scared:

Sophie1030
11-15-2004, 11:08 PM
Oh! Well done,Roger! Considering your lack of play for a few weeks, this result seems OK. But please don't waste so many break points next time. Anyway, congratulations!

yanchr
11-15-2004, 11:41 PM
Well done Roger:bounce::bounce: Great performance :eek::yeah: Let's just ignore the luxury of wasting BP chances;)

I love his new hair style:bounce::bounce:
Keep it up Roger! And better even better :bounce:

Skyward
11-15-2004, 11:43 PM
I did not see the match. How was his movement?

NikeTennis
11-15-2004, 11:46 PM
I too do love the new hair do...

WyveN
11-15-2004, 11:47 PM
Roger played well. Backhands and volleys were terrific, some easy UE from the forehand side but after such a long break he was in pretty good form.

Lots of break points missed but that was mainly due to Gaudio raising his game during those points.

The match reminded me of the Hrbaty match in Cincy but this time thankfully roger held on.

yanchr
11-15-2004, 11:48 PM
well done, Roger. considering you haven't played for a while, this was a good performance, but you should be more patient with some of your shots... but great stuff. the bh down the line is hot!!! and the half volleys. nice touch! oh, and you did some cool drop shots, too. :yeah:
Mrs. B, you are being a little bit demanding ;) You see, you mentioned the bachhand down the line (:eek:better than Gaudio), the half volley(:eek: when the hell he got back his volley like that), the touch (he always has it and showed much today:D), and even the drop shot(:eek::eek: no words), not to mention his forehand...

To Skyward, his movement made me forget he has just come back from an injury in the thigh ;) Seems no problem :bounce:

In conclusion, high level of tennis and masterful play of Roger :banana:

federer_roar
11-16-2004, 01:08 AM
Hi, I only caught up a bit of the second set. Roger had many backhand winners. He seemed to put on a little bit weight and had this lovely sun tan. He looks adorable. :kiss: :hearts:

Action Jackson
11-16-2004, 01:34 AM
As I have said to WyveN before, he knows how much I enjoy the play of these two guys and enjoy their matches, though I am not always keen on the results. :)

Well what I can I say about this match, except that considering that Roger hasn't played for a while and Gaston hasn't had much tennis it was quite a good match.

Gaston in the 1st set looked very overawed and was nervous and made too many errors and can't do that against the player who is clearly the best in the world. Roger was hitting some very good shots and he was keeping Gaston off balance.

The second set was very entertaining and I am happy that Gaston showed courage in fighting off all those break points, and there was some very nice moments in the match, in the first set when Gaston hit the passing shot, and Federer makes the volley, Gaston hits a good lob and then Federer hits the smash with the frame and it ends up being a back spinning winner and then when they crossed at the change of ends, they hit hands in a friendly gesture.

Sure Roger's break point conversion rate wasn't great, but Gaudio did lift his game numerous time and there were some great angles, and strategy shown and no brainless tennis out there, which made me appreciate it more.

Hats off to Roger, he continues his undefeated record and will only improve from here and that is only bad news for his future opponents and hopefully Gaston can build on that second set performance.

babsi
11-16-2004, 01:38 AM
Just got up to look at the resualts - needles to say I´m ver,very glad he won and that all of you thought he played well.:):)
Hope they repeat the match later today - I was just to tried to stay up:(

RogiFan88
11-16-2004, 01:41 AM
George, I was wondering what your thoughts were on the match today! Yes, Gaston did seem a bit nervous in the 1st set but really took it to Rogi in the 2nd, as he often does -- this time, Rogi managed to win it in straights! Rogi's main prob was the low break-point conversion. I'm glad Gaston made Rogi work cos this is the perfect way to get into the tourney -- he'll need such matchplay when he faces Hewitt.

I do hope Gaston can beat Hewitt -- it w be nice for him to win a match. I have no idea who will win betw him and Carlos tho. Carlos really just needs to win one match also, then he can go to Spain for the priority -- DC FINAL v. USA!

Nice gesture of friendly rivalry and respect betw two nice, talented guys!! When they returned to the court after the rain delay, they seemed to be happily chatting! Sweet boys! I love them both!

It's too bad one had to lose tho... when they're both on, it's artistry and creativity on the court -- so satisfying and delightful!

Now if only Carlos can beat Lleyton tonight...

Great start, Rogi! Keep going ALL THE WAY, sweet one! And his hair didn't bother him too much either... good!

RogiFan88
11-16-2004, 01:47 AM
interesting that Rogi used the dropshot [to great effect] cos he considers it a sneaky shot [which Guille uses all the time, esp v. claycourters -- sneaky guy that he is!].

Action Jackson
11-16-2004, 01:50 AM
It proves that Rogi has a lot of court sense and he used it at the right time. Of course there is a lot of respect between them and it was plain to see. I highly doubt he would have had that bi play with Coria for example.

federer_roar
11-16-2004, 01:58 AM
i am new, and i dont post a lot because i am very shy
and also since i am brazilian and never my english is not very good!

Hi Juligen, :wavey: your english is comprehensible to a chinese like me, so no problem at all. :D

WyveN
11-16-2004, 02:03 AM
Hewitt may struggle on this court against all 3 players as it is playing very slowly.

Colosseo
11-16-2004, 03:15 AM
Good luck, Roger!
I know you can do it!

RogiFan88
11-16-2004, 03:21 AM
Yes, actually, I was thinking that the slower court and heavy conditions w favour guys like Gaston and Guille, not so much Rogi, for ex. If Carlos and Lleyton ever get started, I sure hope Carlos can do some damage -- he has done in the past [Cincy] so why not in Houston?

VAMOS!!

George, I like that "biplay" betw Rogi and Gaston! I'd like more of it w Juanqui too or Carlos, who, btw, made some great compliments to Rogi [fr Span tennis mag].

Action Jackson
11-16-2004, 03:29 AM
Hewitt may struggle on this court against all 3 players as it is playing very slowly.

As long as Gaudio cuts the errors out, then he can cause some problems, but as for the court speed effecting Roger well he showed that he can adjust and handled himself quite well after his break, and I said earlier I see him only getting better in this tournament.

George, I like that "biplay" betw Rogi and Gaston! I'd like more of it w Juanqui too or Carlos, who, btw, made some great compliments to Rogi [fr Span tennis mag].

Moya is a classy guy and a gentleman, just like Roger and it makes a change, that the # 1 player isn't a total stuck up arsehole who happens to play great tennis.

But I hope Gaston can win the next time they play, or he has to go into my dreaded realm, the pidegon.

RogiFan88
11-16-2004, 03:33 AM
Gaston has the weapons, he just needs the belief... he's still the little humble guy out there... can't wait to see both him and Rogi next year... it's SO far away tho... clay w be v nice, wouldn't it??

Action Jackson
11-16-2004, 03:47 AM
Gaston has the weapons, he just needs the belief... he's still the little humble guy out there... can't wait to see both him and Rogi next year... it's SO far away tho... clay w be v nice, wouldn't it??

Want to talk lack of self belief and freezing at the big moment, you must not have seen Hamburg then? What a brutal draw Rogi had in Hamburg this year, I mean Gaudio in the 1st round on clay is not one of the best things to see, then he beat Nico Lapentti, Gonzo, Moya, Hewitt (easiest match
:) ) and the weasel in the final.

The last 2 sets in that match were very enjoyable and good quality until the ending.

SUKTUEN
11-16-2004, 04:50 AM
CONGRAT ROGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :hearts: :bounce:

YOU are really THE KING OF TENNIS !!!!!!!!!!!!! :yeah: :banana:

Daniel
11-16-2004, 06:18 AM
Well done Roger, as i expected it , the score reflect he is in the right direction :yeah:

Roger, :D :hug: :bounce: :yeah:

Daniel
11-16-2004, 06:59 AM
Good luck in yournext match!!!! :D :kiss: ;hug:

Doris Loeffel
11-16-2004, 11:49 AM
Good start Roger!!
Now keep it up!!

yanchr
11-16-2004, 12:05 PM
Hewitt may struggle on this court against all 3 players as it is playing very slowly.
Actually I got :eek: watching the match. The court is soooooo slow and the ball looks soooooo heavy, totally different from what I saw in the USO where play was brisk. It will definitely benefit Gaudio and Moya, but still Hewitt might as well pull out the wins.

laselva
11-16-2004, 12:41 PM
Actually I got :eek: watching the match. The court is soooooo slow and the ball looks soooooo heavy, totally different from what I saw in the USO where play was brisk. It will definitely benefit Gaudio and Moya, but still Hewitt might as well pull out the wins.
Sometimes it looked like they were playing on clay.
Very exiting and high quiality match. Both guys made some great. Both, talented and nice. So happy for roge made it in two sets.

RogiFan88
11-16-2004, 03:33 PM
Actually this first match v. Gaston was good experience for Rogi on clay... hope Rogi can learn fr the claycourters when it comes time for RG05! I love watching guys like Gaston, Albert, Alex, Juanqui, Guga on clay -- beautiful!

Mrs. B
11-16-2004, 07:16 PM
They've given Roger his No. 1 Player of the Year award before Carlos & Lleyton's match. Mattress Mac & Bush Sr. were there applauding the world's best tennis player. lovely, modest speech from Roger! :hearts:

RogiFan88
11-16-2004, 09:48 PM
Rogi DOES look lovely in his dark suit, doesn't he? Looks very comfy in it... yum!

RonE
11-16-2004, 10:28 PM
So, what do you guys think? Is Rogi's potato peeler sharp enough yet? :tape:

laselva
11-16-2004, 11:05 PM
A bit worried about tomorrow's match. Hewitt was picking up all the balls today. Looked very strong with very high 1st service%. No bagle this time, I guess. But roger will make it.

lunahielo
11-16-2004, 11:46 PM
I think he'll take Lleyton. He'll do what he has to do to get the job done.
He wants this tournament..BAD!
I have faith in him...... :)

Best of luck tomorrow, Ninja! :bounce:
I really like the hair. He looked like a Greco/Roman warrior on court! :worship:

I am disgusted with myself. I didn't turn on ESPN when the coverage started this afternoon........so I missed the ceremony and Roger's speech. Moya and Hewitt were in the 2nd or 3rd game of the first set when I turned on the TV!

Does anyone know when Roger plays tomorrow? (Wednesday)

LCeh
11-17-2004, 12:08 AM
Does anyone know when Roger plays tomorrow? (Wednesday)

Most likely 1pm local time.

bettywps
11-17-2004, 01:19 AM
The order of play is out on the ATP website, but nothing on the TMC website yet.

http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/posting/2004/605/op.pdf (but nothing on the TMC website yet)

Roger will be playing Hewitt at 7pm tomorrow (Wed). Good luck Roger! :)

Fedex
11-17-2004, 01:23 AM
So, what do you guys think? Is Rogi's potato peeler sharp enough yet? :tape:
I think its sharp enough. He will beat Hewitt in straight sets, no doubt. He played a vert good match against Gaston, and he was tested by Gaudio, as I thought he would be, so he has been under some pressure already.

WyveN
11-17-2004, 02:37 AM
Besides even if Roger somehow loses to Hewitt I don't think he will have any problems at all beating Moya.

Fergie
11-17-2004, 02:57 AM
Hopp Rogi :bigclap: ... I hope that tomorrow doesn't rain as these days in the night :rolleyes:

Fedex
11-17-2004, 04:29 AM
Besides even if Roger somehow loses to Hewitt I don't think he will have any problems at all beating Moya.
I am actually glad that Roger is playing Hewitt 2nd, because he knows winning this match, will qualify him for the semis, whereas if he loses it, its still up in the air. This will make him extra motivated to win this one.

yanchr
11-17-2004, 05:41 AM
I really don't see Roger have much problem winning against Hewitt
More bagels tomorrow? Well, hope...

Action Jackson
11-17-2004, 05:44 AM
Besides even if Roger somehow loses to Hewitt I don't think he will have any problems at all beating Moya.

Roger always lifts for the Potato and if the Potato is going to beat him, it might be here, but at the same time I want another bagel for our friend.

WyveN
11-17-2004, 05:59 AM
Lets hope your all correct and its a comfortable win for Roger but I have seen some strange things happen in not "must win" games.

Action Jackson
11-17-2004, 06:01 AM
I think Federer wants to win every match and he wants to improve his record vs Hewitt, plus if he can do it in 2 matches qualifying for the semis than that would be better than waiting to the last one.

Fedex
11-17-2004, 07:09 AM
I think Federer wants to win every match and he wants to improve his record vs Hewitt, plus if he can do it in 2 matches qualifying for the semis than that would be better than waiting to the last one.
Yes, true, and he only needs one more win to tie the series at 7-7. And to think that he trailed the series 2-7 prior to this year, and he's only a couple of wins from taking the lead, is pretty remarkable.

Action Jackson
11-17-2004, 07:21 AM
Yes, true, and he only needs one more win to tie the series at 7-7. And to think that he trailed the series 2-7 prior to this year, and he's only a couple of wins from taking the lead, is pretty remarkable.

This was a bit like Lendl who used to have a poor initial record against Connors, then came back and won 14 in a row. That would be good if Rogi could win 14 in a row against Hewitt and Duck.

Fedex
11-17-2004, 07:34 AM
This was a bit like Lendl who used to have a poor initial record against Connors, then came back and won 14 in a row. That would be good if Rogi could win 14 in a row against Hewitt and Duck.
My God, would I be in shock if he did that!! Of course, unlike Lendl-Connors, Federer never trailed Roddick, but at one point he did trail Hewitt pretty significantly. Just for fun, if he did win 14 in a row, his records would be: 16-7 vs Hewitt :eek: and 18-1 vs. Duck!! :tape: :haha: That would be too funny, though I guess Roger should look toward Lendl for inspiration.

Fedex
11-17-2004, 07:37 AM
Well, this should tell you, that you're never out of a head to head record. ;) Here's that Connors Lendl rivalry you were talking about, and it was 17 in a row by Lendl. That is the most remarkable comeback in a head to head record, I've seen, considering he trailed Connors 0-8, without even winning a set in their 1st 8 matches.
http://www.atptennis.com/en/players/headtohead/head2head.asp?player1=Connors%2C+Jimmy&player2=Lendl

Action Jackson
11-17-2004, 07:44 AM
Thanks for that Fedex, that was brilliant looking over that and all the times Connors mouthed off about Lendl, but I would love 18-1 vs Duck.

Daniel
11-17-2004, 10:12 AM
Good luck vs LLeyton!!! :worship: :kiss: :)

lsy
11-17-2004, 01:15 PM
I finally get to watch the match vs Gaudio! Just totally enjoyable. I thought Rogi will be rusty like he always does in early rounds esp with the long break but his bh was working really well and those volleys...and the dropshots :eek: Wasn't it just not long ago he said he's never confident in doing dropshots? ;)

and Gaudio...one reason why I wasn't nervous at all for this match is coz I really like Gaudio. So good to see him keeping the match tight in second sets and he made some amazing shots with fantastic angles, wowed the crowd too ;) Who said he can't play on hardcourt? Many good rallies between the two with some funny ending, especially that "mishit smash" of Rogi :haha: and he cheekily laughed at it, Gaudio thought that was funny too.

I'm so cheering for Gaudio and Rogi for today's match, wouldn't it be just perfect if they can both make it to the sf? :)

Mrs. B
11-17-2004, 01:17 PM
hi lsy! :wavey:

how was your weekend? did you overeat? :lol:

lsy
11-17-2004, 01:20 PM
Oh how can I forget about the hair :lol:

I watched the match without knowing he cut his hair, so when I first caught him on tape, I thought damn my friend taped the wrong match, that's not Rogi??? :haha:

Honestly I spent the first few games looking at the hair then the tennis :o I was skeptical at first, but it just grew on me, then I came here and saw all those nice photos and fully convinced now, he looks amazing! Just a complete different "feel" with this hair.

Rogi's so funny...when he has that ponytail, he's obsessed with tucking those hairs beneath the bandana, even using hair pins but now he just let his hair flow everywhere on court :haha:

But I absolutely love it :hearts:

lsy
11-17-2004, 01:26 PM
hi lsy! :wavey:

how was your weekend? did you overeat? :lol:

Hey Mrs. B :wavey:

It was great! Went for a short trip then back hometown with families, "tortured" by 2 little nieces (they just adore their cool aunt :cool: ), helping my bro shift to new house...and of course got "stuffed" by mum's home cooked meal.

Went to friends' place for Raya parties too...and yes, I just ate and ate non stop past few days but that's expected ;)

How's your party?

Mrs. B
11-17-2004, 01:50 PM
good thing it's cold here. you can eat and eat and you're still hungry. :lol:

but yes, t'was good. lots of sticky rice with peanut sauce & satay. ;)

avocadoe
11-17-2004, 02:41 PM
a great haircut, reminds me of Martina Hingis during the period she had one. The problem is keeping it up, just an inch or so, and it would be in his way. He could travel with the lucky stylist who got it just right :) I LOVE the color of his shirt, that blue was a vvv special crayon in the 48 and over crayola boxes of my youth, maybe it was called Prussian Blue. His tennis ws soooooo wonderful to watch. I enjoyed Gaudio, too.

RogiFan88
11-17-2004, 02:47 PM
VAMOS, ROGI, you must beat Lleyton!

So, Lleyton's playing quite well... eek! How about Marat and Pandy? Anyone see their matches? Are they playing well too or were their opponents too easy? Well, Guille was I guess... damn, Tim s have won that TB!!!!!

babsi
11-17-2004, 03:23 PM
I will get up tonight to watch the match,because it´s one he is acually aloud to lose -
but all the same,when he starts to lose I will go back to bed not sleeping.
I don´t want him to lose a match, never - not ever!!!!!!!!
I know I´m unreasonable :(
So hopp Roger - beat Lleyton!!!!!
Viel Glück!!!!!!!!!!

Mrs. B
11-17-2004, 06:38 PM
Good luck!!! hope i'll be awake when my alarm goes off. ;)

mitalidas
11-17-2004, 07:00 PM
Well, this should tell you, that you're never out of a head to head record. ;) Here's that Connors Lendl rivalry you were talking about, and it was 17 in a row by Lendl. That is the most remarkable comeback in a head to head record, I've seen, considering he trailed Connors 0-8, without even winning a set in their 1st 8 matches.
http://www.atptennis.com/en/players/headtohead/head2head.asp?player1=Connors%2C+Jimmy&player2=Lendl

Unreal. I did not know this stat ---- and its not Lendl h2h with nobody. this is against connors!!!! talk about having someone's number

mitalidas
11-17-2004, 07:47 PM
Q. Your fans have been very complimentary of your hair. They were very happy with your new haircut.

FEDERER: Oh, they are (smiling)?
http://www.masters-cup.com/news/2004/interview6.asp

Yes we are!!!!

Mrs. B
11-17-2004, 08:46 PM
rain delay. i might get to see Roger by the time i get up for work...

laselva
11-17-2004, 11:30 PM
This is so frustrating. Moya-Gaudio match again suspended after palying 1point. It has to be so stressful for Carlos and Gaston. :( Will rain stop today for some hours in Houston today? I really want to see Roger in action today. :sad: :mad:

Fergie
11-17-2004, 11:31 PM
I really want to see Roger in action today. :sad: :mad:
Me too, stupid rain :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:

*M*
11-18-2004, 12:18 AM
Oh how can I forget about the hair :lol:

I watched the match without knowing he cut his hair, so when I first caught him on tape, I thought damn my friend taped the wrong match, that's not Rogi??? :haha:

Honestly I spent the first few games looking at the hair then the tennis :o I was skeptical at first, but it just grew on me, then I came here and saw all those nice photos and fully convinced now, he looks amazing! Just a complete different "feel" with this hair.

Rogi's so funny...when he has that ponytail, he's obsessed with tucking those hairs beneath the bandana, even using hair pins but now he just let his hair flow everywhere on court :haha:

But I absolutely love it :hearts:His new haircut is great and a nice change, but I like it best the way he looks in your current avatar. I think that was just after he got it cut in Toronto. I remember he did a TV interview right after beating Roddick in the final. When it started he was in a chair leaning forward, and his hair was kind of flopped in his face. I don't know why, I thought that was so sexy. I guess I just prefer longer hair on (most) guys.

I just didn't like the way he had to grease and bobby pin it in order to play. I think his one length, long hair is simplest for playing, which might be why he grew it out in the first place. Does anyone think he'll ever grow it long again? I don't. I think the ponytail's gone for good.

RogiFan88
11-18-2004, 04:30 AM
Rogi will be playing Lleyton soon... VAMOS!!!! Beat that Hewitt in straights... the court better be safe and dry... not like during Carlos/Gaston's match... so stupid this is... buenas noches, guys! Cheer for Rogi for me...ay, que dia tan estupido...

RogiFan88
11-18-2004, 05:23 AM
So far, Rogi - Lleyton 6-3!!!

Now, get that 2nd set, Rogi! Make it a fast match!!!

VAMOS, ROGI!! Show your class!

RogiFan88
11-18-2004, 05:25 AM
Rogi 2-0 in 2nd set so far... keep going!!

HOPP, ROGI!

RogiFan88
11-18-2004, 05:27 AM
OK, 2-1 now...

WyveN
11-18-2004, 05:53 AM
6-3, 4-2......not to concerned if they have to come back tomorrow as this is probably the worst Fed has played against Hewitt this year but then again Hewitt hasnt been at his best either. Guess its very hard to play at 10pm.

soonha
11-18-2004, 06:59 AM
Rogi won, 6-3, 6-4!!!!!! :worship:

lsy
11-18-2004, 07:08 AM
:banana: :banana:

No bagels this time but I'm just really happy and relieved! It's now 7-7 for Rogi/Hewitt :yeah:

Rogi will play again tomorrow night.

lsy
11-18-2004, 07:20 AM
From the official site :

http://www.masters-cup.com/

Federer Clinches SF Spot
Roger Federer returned after a one-hour rain delay to defeat Lleyton Hewitt 6-3, 6-4 shortly before 1 a.m. to clinch a semifinal berth at Tennis Masters Cup Houston.

:banana: :banana:

babsi
11-18-2004, 07:30 AM
Thank god it´s over - Roger you rock!!!!!!!!!!!
:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
Hope it wasn´t to cold out there - Roger catches coldes so easely :(

laselva
11-18-2004, 07:35 AM
Roger won. I m so mad. This is a joke masters cup. I have seen only one live match until now, Moya-Hewitt, when all the matches were supposed to be live in Eurosport. It was pouring so I went to spleep, woke up and it was 4-2 second set. :rolleyes: Its raining everydays days. Dose APT really want tennis to be poppular? Why will people become tennis fans when they dont see tennis? Next time when a guy from houston bring a lot of money to hold MC in november, just make sure the court has the roof.
Now I will stop complaning and :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: YES, YES, YES! ROGER WON! HES IN SEMIS!

RonE
11-18-2004, 07:35 AM
Great finish there by Rogi :worship:

Keep it up :banana: :banana: :banana:

yanchr
11-18-2004, 07:45 AM
Roger :bounce::bounce::bounce:

Good luck in the semi :banana:



The f rain, pls go away :mad:

federer_roar
11-18-2004, 08:10 AM
He is playing Moya tonight 7 PM after finished this match agaist Hewitt at 1 AM. A demanding schedue but he can manage that.

Hewitt served very well today compared to he did in US open final, neverthless Roger has no problem handle him. There were many excellent volleys from both players in the delayed second matches. Great stuff.

Daniel
11-18-2004, 08:12 AM
Well done Roger!!! :yeah:



Good luck vs Carlos :D

babsi
11-18-2004, 08:18 AM
Eurosport is going to show the match at 14:30 german time.

federer_roar
11-18-2004, 08:20 AM
Roger won. I m so mad. This is a joke masters cup. I have seen only one live match until now, Moya-Hewitt, when all the matches were supposed to be live in Eurosport. It was pouring so I went to spleep, woke up and it was 4-2 second set. :rolleyes: Its raining everydays days. Dose APT really want tennis to be poppular? Why will people become tennis fans when they dont see tennis? Next time when a guy from houston bring a lot of money to hold MC in november, just make sure the court has the roof.
Now I will stop complaning and :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: YES, YES, YES! ROGER WON! HES IN SEMIS!

Completely agree! I know this is irrelevant, but the new tennis court built for Master cup in shanghai, has this lotus shape removable roof. :banana: :rocker2:

Sorry guys, you have to bear with me. I am so amazed by that design and hopefully it gonna works perfectly at times. :angel:

RonE
11-18-2004, 08:29 AM
Completely agree! I know this is irrelevant, but the new tennis court built for Master cup in shanghai, has this lotus shape removable roof. :banana: :rocker2:

Sorry guys, you have to bear with me. I am so amazed by that design and hopefully it gonna works perfectly at times. :angel:

Nothing to be sorry about. I am very much looking forward to the TMC being held in Shanghai for the next three years :D

Besides I was there- it is an awesome city!

Mrs. B
11-18-2004, 08:45 AM
i slept like a baby, heard the partial results on the radio, and they showed it on Swiss Italian tv here early this morning.
wasn't an exciting match and i thought Lleyton played much better against Moya, but happy for the results, Roger on his way out had a big sigh of relief. ;)

did anyone hear this one guy who always shouts WHOOOO!!! every time Roger makes a point? :lol:

WyveN
11-18-2004, 09:17 AM
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did anyone hear this one guy who always shouts WHOOOO!!! every time Roger makes a point? :lol:

:haha: just watched the replay and he was very noticable after the second rain delay when the crowd was small.

lsy
11-18-2004, 09:47 AM
Unbelievable, we had tennis from like 3am this morning till now almost 6.30pm and they are repeating rogi/ hewitt again :lol:

I also caught Andre/Rogi last year rr, almost forgot how bad that atmosphere was for Rogi, just amazing to watch again how he came out as the winner. But can see the difference within a year, when situation got tight, he got panic easily and went too much in his shots hence errors, but this year he's so much more composed :yeah:

Action Jackson
11-18-2004, 09:49 AM
Gaudio gave Roger a better workout than Hewitt did. I am thinking that Hewitt had his mind on the 3rd match, and Roger hardly had to get out of neutral.

lsy
11-18-2004, 09:52 AM
Gaudio gave Roger a better workout than Hewitt did. I am thinking that Hewitt had his mind on the 3rd match, and Roger hardly had to get out of neutral.

Not only better workout but much more entertaining for fans also I thought.

yanchr
11-18-2004, 09:53 AM
Unbelievable, we had tennis from like 3am this morning till now almost 6.30pm and they are repeating rogi/ hewitt again :lol:
I'm telling you they are gonna show Rogi Hewitt one again later today :lol: It's crazy coverage :lol:

Action Jackson
11-18-2004, 09:53 AM
Not only better workout but much more entertaining for fans also I thought.

I was doing some house stuff today and some short term job applications and laughed at how easy it was for Roger. It will be good for him as he has so much to improve and he has a great record vs Moya, but he should try and peak for the semis and the final.

btw, I have updated the Gaudio thread.

Action Jackson
11-18-2004, 09:54 AM
Not only better workout but much more entertaining for fans also I thought.

You mean the practice match for Rogi.

yanchr
11-18-2004, 09:56 AM
Nothing to be sorry about. I am very much looking forward to the TMC being held in Shanghai for the next three years :D

Besides I was there- it is an awesome city!
Woooooow it seems like you have been to many countries :eek:
Would you join me and federer_roar next 3 years in Shanghai? ;)

:wavey: weiwei

lsy
11-18-2004, 10:00 AM
You mean the practice match for Rogi.

Practice match? Gaudio's? Don't think rogi take that as a practice match.

Was supposed to do house stuff (boring cleaning) too but ended up watching whole day of tennis :o

Action Jackson
11-18-2004, 10:07 AM
Practice match? Gaudio's? Don't think rogi take that as a practice match.

Was supposed to do house stuff (boring cleaning) too but ended up watching whole day of tennis :o

No, Gaston gave him a better fight than Hewitt did, and that's not bad for someone who is meant to be a disgrace at this event.

lsy
11-18-2004, 10:12 AM
I don't think they had watched enough of Gaudio's match to make those comments, aren't you used to such already? No need to bother about that.

I had watched that Gaudio/Rogi's match 3 times already, just really entertainig.

lsy
11-18-2004, 10:14 AM
I'm telling you they are gonna show Rogi Hewitt one again later today :lol: It's crazy coverage :lol:

Maybe we'll get tired of rogi after this tournament...just nice for the off season :lol:

Action Jackson
11-18-2004, 10:15 AM
I don't think they had watched enough of Gaudio's match to make those comments, aren't you used to such already? No need to bother about that.

I had watched that Gaudio/Rogi's match 3 times already, just really entertainig.

I am used to stupid people, if you know what I mean read the Safin d Coria page on GM to find out. :)

There are lots of people on here that I like and respect, but there are just as many who have less than nothing in their heads and can't back up their views.

Yes, thank god for rain delays that Rogi/Gaudio match was good fun, more so in the 2nd set, the dropshots and the defensive play and the fact that they used angles.

lsy
11-18-2004, 10:25 AM
Yes, thank god for rain delays that Rogi/Gaudio match was good fun, more so in the 2nd set, the dropshots and the defensive play and the fact that they used angles.

Absolutely, that's why I thought that match was much more entertining than today's hewitt's.

I see our "good old" friend is back again :haha:

Action Jackson
11-18-2004, 10:28 AM
Absolutely, that's why I thought that match was much more entertining than today's hewitt's.

I see our "good old" friend is back again :haha:

Hewitt was trying to be very aggressive, but it didn't work for him today, and yes our friend is at it again. He is such a fool, but entertaining in a sad way.

SUKTUEN
11-18-2004, 10:48 AM
Roger !!!!!

WELL DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce: :yeah:

federer_roar
11-18-2004, 01:26 PM
Besides I was there- it is an awesome city!

I'm glad you like it. :)

Hi Laura :wavey: , how do you manage to watch the live without going to work?

RogiFan88
11-18-2004, 02:29 PM
well I did stay up til 1am when ROgi was leading 63 42 but was so tired... didn't know they w finish last night but glad they did!! woo hoo, ROGI! on a mission, my dear!

not happy if Rogi/Carlos on tonight cos we don't get that on TV so another boring day of coverage and most likely boring tomorrow too... we'll get Tim/Guille [go tim!] and prob pandy/guille [again] tomorrow... so boring... I want more ROGI, or CARLOS or GASTON or MARAT... haven't seen any of Marat... pls beat Pandy -- since tim failed...

RogiFan88
11-18-2004, 02:32 PM
George, hi there! Yes, Gaston is more talented than Lleyt and that's why the match is so much more challenging and interesting for Rogi -- two great talents -- and cute too! Nice prep for Rogi if he ever plays him on clay -- learn some clay tactics!!

Smart Guille practises w Rogi [no doubt to learn sth off him... as he does w AA]...

I won't see Rogi/Carlos tonight... I hate this schedule.

Action Jackson
11-18-2004, 02:36 PM
George, hi there! Yes, Gaston is more talented than Lleyt and that's why the match is so much more challenging and interesting for Rogi -- two great talents -- and cute too! Nice prep for Rogi if he ever plays him on clay -- learn some clay tactics!!

Interesting summary, but there might be some truth in that. Well GG gave Rogi more than enough to think about in Hamburg, though I wish Gaudio could learn some self-belief from Rogi. They can play on clay all through the clay season and it won't get boring. At least Rogi is playing Monte Carlo next season.

Smart Guille practises w Rogi [no doubt to learn sth off him... as he does w AA]...

I won't see Rogi/Carlos tonight... I hate this schedule.

Guille is no fool, he might be a weasel, but he is not stupid and of course he can learn from the best.

I will have to watch the match for you then.

squirrel
11-18-2004, 02:44 PM
roger is going to play again to night? read it on atp site...

RogiFan88
11-18-2004, 02:45 PM
yes, george, pls do and comment for us! thanks! off to work now... well, in my home office, that is!

Action Jackson
11-18-2004, 02:47 PM
yes, george, pls do and comment for us! thanks! off to work now... well, in my home office, that is!

Yes, I will do that and I just hope it's not raining too much.

yanchr
11-18-2004, 02:52 PM
Hi Laura :wavey: , how do you manage to watch the live without going to work?
I'm not working today, on leave actually ;)

squirrel
11-18-2004, 02:54 PM
it looks sunny in Houston http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/5day.shtml?world=0268

Action Jackson
11-18-2004, 02:57 PM
I hope so squirrel.

yanchr
11-18-2004, 03:18 PM
I'm tired of all the rain delays...That's torturing waking up at the midnight only to find the videos of last TMC, and totally have no idea when the match will start, and also in fear that I will miss the match if I fall asleep ...:o Nightmare watching Houston. Luckily Roger saved it for me, at least up to now.

RonE
11-18-2004, 06:25 PM
did anyone hear this one guy who always shouts WHOOOO!!! every time Roger makes a point? :lol:

I was half-thinking about making a thread asking if it was anyone from this forum :lol:

Action Jackson
11-18-2004, 06:26 PM
I was half-thinking about making a thread asking if it was anyone from this forum :lol:

It's hitchhiker.

WyveN
11-18-2004, 09:50 PM
Watching the Safin-Roddick match both players will have to really improve to beat Hewitt let alone federer. Both Marat and Andy making far to many unforced errors.

Sophie1030
11-18-2004, 10:35 PM
Oh! Andy won in two tiebreaks. So I think Roger will likely play aganist Safin in the Semifinals.
Go! Roger! Showing you great tennis aganist Moya! :bounce: :bounce:

WyveN
11-18-2004, 11:17 PM
Its very possible that Roger will be playing Henman instead of Safin.

lunahielo
11-18-2004, 11:25 PM
Good Luck, tonight, Rogi~!! :)

Fergie
11-18-2004, 11:48 PM
Hopp Rogi, I think this will be an easy match :yeah:

laselva
11-19-2004, 12:44 AM
I want to see Moya in semis, but I dont want Roger to lose. So whoever wins, hope it will be a good match. :cool:

RogiFan88
11-19-2004, 02:15 AM
Rogi - Carlos 63 36

ROGI, COME ON!!!

RogiFan88
11-19-2004, 02:16 AM
ROgi did look tired out after his match v. Lleyton late last night... it must be catching up w him... poor baby...

WyveN
11-19-2004, 02:21 AM
I am actually hoping Moya wins this 3rd set.

Federer tops the group no matter what happens and Moya winning means he qualifies instead of Hewitt and I like Moya far better.

lunahielo
11-19-2004, 03:06 AM
It was very exciting...listening to the radio and following it online.

You pulled it out, Roger....and yes, I was a little scared during the 2nd set, but
I didn't lose faith in you..............Good job!!

RogiFan88
11-19-2004, 03:11 AM
Even tho Rogi finally won this tough match, he did have the trainer out -- I knew there was sth wrong... he better rest up and get treatment before the SF on Sat.

Poor Rogi... fine time for Charly to step it up -- so unlike him but he's done not badly getting a set off Rogi... now if only Guille can do the same v. Pandy.

Lleyton's match v. Gaston will be crucial cos if he loses, Carlos will be 2nd in the red grp behind Rogi.

So... it was a trying match tonight... poor baby! Hope this injury doesn't hurt him for 2 more crucial matches...

Billabong
11-19-2004, 03:23 AM
I hope it's nothing about the muscle tear:sad:..
GOOO ROGI!!!

RogiFan88
11-19-2004, 03:59 AM
Hi Billabong... did you get this match tonight? what about the Hewitt match fr last night? I didn't get either exc for the end of Hewitt today...

Daniel
11-19-2004, 06:34 AM
well don Roger!!! :D
good luck in semis :yeah:

lsy
11-19-2004, 06:47 AM
ROgi did look tired out after his match v. Lleyton late last night... it must be catching up w him... poor baby...

Honestly I was actually thinking the same after watching the Hewitt match again last night. He did look really tired and almost out of breath at times after the match. Nowhere near the "no sweat" Rogi we know, so I was a bit worried.

But I think it's probably normal as he had been out for quite sometime? I'm glad he managed to pull off a win, showed that he did want to win each time on court and not slack off just because he already qualified. Only fair I think.

SUKTUEN
11-19-2004, 07:00 AM
CONGRAT ROGER WIN IN Moya match!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :yeah:

Daniel
11-19-2004, 07:22 AM
it is normal considering he was out of competition for some weeks, he is doing a great job and was pushed to 3 sets because he was tied the match vs LLeyton finisged too late the night before.

Good luck in the semis !!! :worship: :bounce: :kiss: :hug:

Action Jackson
11-19-2004, 07:53 AM
Rogi will be fine for the semi. He just needs to rest up and he might be suffering a lack of match practice, but this 3 setter is good for him, and somehow I see him coming out for his semi ready to go.

lsy
11-19-2004, 08:03 AM
Nice interview

http://www.masters-cup.com/news/2004/federer_interview4.asp

Q. Was your ankle a concern today?

FEDERER: No, it was just the tape that started moving, so I don't want it to move in the wrong place and then I start moving differently just because the tape is in the way. I just rather took it off.

But I do that before every match, so that's nothing you should be concerned about.

===================================
I'm glad to hear that. Yes, he should go out on fire in next match, well I hope so.

Seems like he and Moya really like each other a lot :

===================================

From Rogi :
So, yeah, I thought he felt the pressure quite a bit today. It's hard for him playing against me, you know, who's got nothing to play for really and him, he needs to win so badly.

So I had the feeling he, you know, the way he was acting on the court, you know, being sometimes very disappointed, very sad sometimes in his game and his shot selection, so it's hard for him because, you know, I like him very much. It was not so easy to play today.

From Moya :

Q. Does he intimidate other players? You're old enough, you can go back to the days when Sampras was at his peak. Does he intimidate opponents in the same way Sampras did?

MOYA: Well, I think maybe not as much as Sampras , Agassi , Becker , Edberg . But maybe it's because I was much younger than them.

Now, I see things different. He's much younger than me. Also, that he talks to all the players, he's very nice guy. I'm not saying that the others are not nice, but they are different - they go, they do their own thing and that's it. Roger is a guy that you can talk to him and he talks to you, he says "hi" every day. So that makes him not as intimidating like maybe the other guys.

=======================================

Didn't get to watch this match, but sounds like Moya played really well, fought hard and could have won. Hopefully Gaudio can do the same vs Hewitt today, but with different results.

Mrs. B
11-19-2004, 08:04 AM
Roger's best point in the second set was removing Jimmeny Cricket from the baseline. :angel:

c'monnn, save the best for the last. you humiliated Roddick in BKK, he wants revenge big time, in his home soil with the Amis behind him (esp. Mac), it'll be like DC.

Action Jackson
11-19-2004, 08:07 AM
Roger is a great guy, but we all know that.

^Sue^
11-19-2004, 08:09 AM
Isy, thanx(great interview)
Roger will win the Tennis Masters Cup!!!!!:bounce:
C'MON, Rogi...
But i am not happy as Roger get a set down from Moya...(well i am happy as well as he wins, hehe....)

lsy
11-19-2004, 08:14 AM
Roger's best point in the second set was removing Jimmeny Cricket from the baseline. :angel:



:confused: Mrs. B?

How was the match actually?

Action Jackson
11-19-2004, 08:17 AM
:confused: Mrs. B?

How was the match actually?

Better than that 7-6 7-6 fest that was allegedly tennis by the previous match before it.

lsy
11-19-2004, 08:22 AM
Better than that 7-6 7-6 fest that was allegedly tennis by the previous match before it.

:lol: really? From both players? But then it's not a surprising scorelines, their matches seem to always end in tb.

I wanted to get up for that match but really just slept through it.

^Sue^
11-19-2004, 08:26 AM
:bounce:

Action Jackson
11-19-2004, 08:27 AM
:lol: really? From both players? But then it's not a surprising scorelines, their matches seem to always end in tb.

I wanted to get up for that match but really just slept through it.

Someone like Naldo would have had an erection watching that match. I mean Marat wasn't near his best and Duck played better, but they are still a long way behind Roger on those performances.

I watched it and went straight to sleep afterwards.

SUKTUEN
11-19-2004, 08:33 AM
I miss the match of Roddick~~~Some one said that it is great

lsy
11-19-2004, 08:33 AM
Someone like Naldo would have had an erection watching that match. I mean Marat wasn't near his best and Duck played better, but they are still a long way behind Roger on those performances.

:lol: but then I think it's a big win for Andy, can see why they will be excited.

I'm glad to hear that though I'm not particularly confident. But then Rogi had been surprising me all year round, so I'll just wait and see. Like I said, the only thing I saw from Rogi was he doesn't seem physically really fit, looked rather tired after the Hewitt's match.


I watched it and went straight to sleep afterwards.

Slept soundly? ;) But I will be up for Gaudio/Hewitt tonight, that's for sure.

Action Jackson
11-19-2004, 08:39 AM
:lol: but then I think it's a big win for Andy, can see why they will be excited.

Another false dawn, it's amazing how much of a homer he really is. I mean this guy just loves playing in North America and he has his surrogate father Jingo Jim supporting him, so he can't go wrong.

I'm glad to hear that though I'm not particularly confident. But then Rogi had been surprising me all year round, so I'll just wait and see. Like I said, the only thing I saw from Rogi was he doesn't seem physically really fit, looked rather tired after the Hewitt's match.

He only has to get through 2 matches, so that shouldn't be a problem, it's not like they are playing in 35 degrees and 100% humdity.

Slept soundly? ;) But I will be up for Gaudio/Hewitt tonight, that's for sure.

I have to be up for that match and I am going post some pre-match thoughts in the Gaudio forum.

Mrs. B
11-19-2004, 08:42 AM
lsy, Roger's match against Gaudio was defnitely the best so far. ;)

today Roger tried to do a Sampras slam dunk smash and the ball went waaayyyy up out. Roger had to smile. :o

Action Jackson
11-19-2004, 08:47 AM
lsy, Roger's match against Gaudio was defnitely the best so far. ;)

today Roger tried to do a Sampras slam dunk smash and the ball went waaayyyy up out. Roger had to smile. :o

That first sentence is very true.

lsy
11-19-2004, 08:48 AM
Another false dawn, it's amazing how much of a homer he really is. I mean this guy just loves playing in North America and he has his surrogate father Jingo Jim supporting him, so he can't go wrong.

He does seem to play exceptionally well back home, and fought harder there. I definitely notice the difference. But then at least he doesn't disappoint his home fans unlike others who seem to crumble under pressures at home ;)

I actually didn't see Jim much past few matches and no more clown waving cardboards for Andre (maybe coz he's not there), so that's good. As long as he can pull off a speech congratulating a non-american (assuming will be) with a less sour and bitter face, that'll be good enough.



He only has to get through 2 matches, so that shouldn't be a problem, it's not like they are playing in 35 degrees and 100% humdity.

Yup, I thought so. I think he's very determined to defend here for a perfect ending.


I have to be up for that match and I am going post some pre-match thoughts in the Gaudio forum.

Great!

Action Jackson
11-19-2004, 08:52 AM
He does seem to play exceptionally well back home, and fought harder there. I definitely notice the difference. But then at least he doesn't disappoint his home fans unlike others who seem to crumble under pressures at home ;)

He fights harder there and he is one of those who needs the crowd behind him, and that's why I will love what will happen to him in Spain when he gets all those boos. Then again our friend hitchhiker thinks the Spanish will cheer him, talk about deluded.

Rogi won in Gstaad.

I actually didn't see Jim much past few matches and no more clown waving cardboards for Andre (maybe coz he's not there), so that's good. As long as he can pull off a speech congratulating a non-american (assuming will be) with a less sour and bitter face, that'll be good enough.

Jingo Jim was there for cheering loudly for Andy today, but his speech congratulating a non-American will be fun.

lsy
11-19-2004, 08:53 AM
lsy, Roger's match against Gaudio was defnitely the best so far. ;)

Honestly speaking, I haven't watched all the matches but from those I watched, yes this really entertained me the most and I had it on tape :banana:


today Roger tried to do a Sampras slam dunk smash and the ball went waaayyyy up out. Roger had to smile. :o

:haha: :haha: I'll like to see that but then it's not first time Rogi shank balls up to the sky, r'ber his match vs Costa :tape:

lsy
11-19-2004, 08:59 AM
Then again our friend hitchhiker thinks the Spanish will cheer him, talk about deluded.

I think you'll be more entertained talking about Rogi's new hair with me than bother about that clown ;)



Rogi won in Gstaad.

After how many attempts :o


Jingo Jim was there for cheering loudly for Andy today, but his speech congratulating a non-American will be fun.

I'm sure he's very keen for Andy to make it to the final, as long as he didn't pay the ball boys/girls, or crowd to cheer obnoxiously, that's fine with me. That will mean we need a non-american to win this damn thing to see if he had improved.

Action Jackson
11-19-2004, 09:03 AM
I think you'll be more entertained talking about Rogi's new hair with me than bother about that clown ;)

The sad thing is that clown thinks he knows about tennis, and some of the real arrogant Federer fans piss me off as much as the Ducks.

After how many attempts :o

He has done it, he just needs Basel.


I'm sure he's very keen for Andy to make it to the final, as long as he didn't pay the ball boys/girls, or crowd to cheer obnoxiously, that's fine with me. That will mean we need a non-american to win this damn thing to see if he had improved.

If Roger and Andy make the final, Rogi will be happy to see him there.