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Federer def. Moya 6-3 3-6 6-3

naiwen
11-19-2004, 03:01 AM
:worship:

naiwen
11-19-2004, 03:02 AM
Federer will play either Henman or Safin
Roddick will play either Hewitt or Moya

liptea
11-19-2004, 03:03 AM
:sad:

I want to ride a bicycle off a cliff.

Neely
11-19-2004, 03:04 AM
Good show, Carlos! Proud of you! :smooch: :hug: :clap2:

lucashg
11-19-2004, 03:05 AM
Not the best match for Federer. He made lots of UEs, wasn't concentrated enough thus a little angry, his first serves weren't working as expected, the crowd was all against him and to finish, he even appeared to be in physical pain a little bit. But still he overcame all that to beat Moyá (of course he helped Rogi too, so many DF and UEs).

I expect him to get some rest and come back at 100% to beat either Hen or Hippo...

makro120
11-19-2004, 03:05 AM
21 straight wins against top 10!!

Will he loose a match against any top 10 player this year?

lina_seta
11-19-2004, 03:09 AM
i hope he doesnt lose any matches against top 10s... after this match he CANT LOSE any or he's out...
its seems that the match was close not cuz moya was too good and roger too bad (well it has to do with it too)... but also cuz both made a LOT of mistakes... thus SOOOOO many BPs... virtually every serve game!

lucashg
11-19-2004, 03:09 AM
21 straight wins against top 10!!

Will he loose a match against any top 10 player this year?

I hope not.

-ernie-
11-19-2004, 03:10 AM
I didnt get to see this one, darnit!

Neely
11-19-2004, 03:10 AM
his first serves weren't working as expected
70% first serve percentage, 9 aces, 75% 1st serve winning percentage, several service winners and aces when it matteres on saving a Moya break point or getting out of troubles... yes, his first serve wasn't working as expected :rolleyes: ;)

Seriously, what do you want more? :shrug:
Is Roger a robot?


Moya just played wide stretches a very good match and if Roger makes unforced errors, you have to get him so far that he makes one because he doesn't make errors out of nothing...

naiwen
11-19-2004, 03:11 AM
So Roger will finish this season with at least 91% match won percentage, and less than 10 losses.

Fedex
11-19-2004, 03:12 AM
70% first serve percentage, 9 aces, 75% 1st serve winning percentage, several service winners and aces when it matteres on saving a Moya break point or getting out of troubles... yes, his first serve wasn't working as expected :rolleyes: ;)

Seriously, what do you want more? :shrug:
I cannot comment on this, as I get taped coverage, and haven't seen the match yet. I will give my opinion on this, after I watch the match.

Billabong
11-19-2004, 03:14 AM
Well done Rogi:yeah:! Now keep it up:D!

Horatio Caine
11-19-2004, 03:14 AM
21 straight wins against top 10!!

Will he loose a match against any top 10 player this year?

Yes - either to Hen, Hippo or Duck. The animals are out in force - "4 legs good; 2 legs bad!" and are out to get Roger!

It should be the Quack attack, the Cluck attack and the....what do Hippoes do apart from drink water and piss like racehorses? ;)

Fergie
11-19-2004, 03:15 AM
Congrats Rogi :bigclap:

Rogi didn't play very good today but he took advantage of the break's chances that had

I hope that Rogi improve his game in semifinals against Marat or Tim :angel:

Roger-No.1
11-19-2004, 03:15 AM
Bravo Rogi! :)

You won in spite of playing very late last night!

Congratulations!

naiwen
11-19-2004, 03:16 AM
I also wanna see the match roger played hewitt last night. Hopefully ESPN will show it *IF* there's rain delay again.

lucashg
11-19-2004, 03:18 AM
70% first serve percentage, 9 aces, 75% 1st serve winning percentage, several service winners and aces when it matteres on saving a Moya break point or getting out of troubles... yes, his first serve wasn't working as expected :rolleyes: ;)

Seriously, what do you want more? :shrug:

Ehn, I he used his second serve a lot, and had a weak winning percentege, so if his first had worked instead, he wouldn't have faced so many BPs. Then, he commited 2 DFs. I know that's not much, but he hasn't had one in the tournament so far.

I was kinda shocked when I saw the statistics after the match, I thought he was worse than that. That's all ;)

TheBoiledEgg
11-19-2004, 03:23 AM
Carlos :sad: :sad:

now for mission impossible--- Gaudio to bt Hewitt :rolls:

WyveN
11-19-2004, 03:23 AM
Moya must be upset. He wont get a better opportunity to beat Roger for a while. Federer was very shaky for long periods in the match and began charging the net very often towards the end of the match but Moya could never really fully capitalise on it, making some soft unforced errors at key moments.

Roger-No.1
11-19-2004, 03:24 AM
I also wanna see the match roger played hewitt last night. Hopefully ESPN will show it *IF* there's rain delay again.
:haha: :haha: :yeah:

Where's a rain delay when people need it....

RogiFan88
11-19-2004, 03:27 AM
Poor Rogi... I wondered if the crowd was v. him... they want Pandy to win it anyway... I hear there were a few Spanish supporters out there... good for Carlos to go out of himself to take a set off Rogi but he finally reverted to his old self to lose in the end altho he did have chances to beat Rogi in his somewhat diminished form... get some rest and treatment, ROGI before the SF... it doesn't get any easier!

wish Marat had won today... he was also lacking in intensity... he must be tired now fr his wins of late.

RogiFan88
11-19-2004, 03:28 AM
Roger no 1, my thoughts exactly...

babsi
11-19-2004, 03:32 AM
Bravo Roger:) :)
He won,that´s all that counts at the moment - yes he made too many UE,but I bet he hasn´t got much sleep last night.
He has a day off now,that will help.
Hoppfuly he can come back fresh and focused on Saturday :)

Blaze
11-19-2004, 03:32 AM
If there is any rain delay, I am positive they will show Roddick - Safin.
I don't say this because I hate ESPN (which I do), but I think this match was more of a marquee match than the Federer - Hewitt which only had like 2 spectators with the general atmosphere of a college game.

All that being said, I hope they do show the Federer - Hewitt though.

BlackSilver
11-19-2004, 03:46 AM
Here the match was transmitted alive, and I made the miracle of forget about it :( :(

naiwen
11-19-2004, 03:48 AM
If there is any rain delay, I am positive they will show Roddick - Safin.
I don't say this because I hate ESPN (which I do), but I think this match was more of a marquee match than the Federer - Hewitt which only had like 2 spectators with the general atmosphere of a college game.

All that being said, I hope they do show the Federer - Hewitt though.

Yup, you are right. I was not home today and I thought they already showed that match this afternoon?

Blaze
11-19-2004, 03:49 AM
Yup, you are right. I was not home today and I thought they already showed that match this afternoon?
That haven't stop them before.

lucashg
11-19-2004, 03:50 AM
Here the match was transmitted alive, and I made the miracle of forget about it :( :(

I saw 'Tennis Masters Cup' on the Sky menu but I thought it was gonna be a repeat, what a surprise when I saw Rogi entering the court.

If there's any rain delay tomorrow, I hope they show Fed vs Mr. Potato Head, it was the only match I didn't see (though some others didn't watch completely).

Roger-No.1
11-19-2004, 03:51 AM
BlackSilver!

Cute avatar! :)

Jorge
11-19-2004, 03:57 AM
Carles: too many missed BP's :sad: you really had your chances to beat Rogi :sad:

Good Luck tomorrow, Gastón! :)

Neely
11-19-2004, 04:04 AM
Can somebody enlighten me why some people consider it worth mentioning that Roger played very late last night?
"He won despite playing very late last night"
"He didn't get much sleep"

Roger played the late match yesterday and he played that late one tonight. That's fair. It's not like that he played the afternoon match today.

The bad thing would be if he played yesterday late and today early, but not late match and late match... at least in my point of view... :rolleyes: :scratch:

SLICK
11-19-2004, 04:06 AM
Just spoke to Roger in the press conference (working for US paper), and asked him if it gave him confidence that he could beat a top 10 player like Moya when not playing at his best. Here's his response:
"Today it was a little tough mentally going into the match knowing i have already qualified. Knowing his situation, knowing mine...he needed it so much,and i didn't need it quite so much. That made it tough to play. Of course i'm very happy i won again. As you keep winning your confidence gets higher."

hitchhiker
11-19-2004, 04:08 AM
federer just play so he get few extra $

Whistleway
11-19-2004, 04:10 AM
Just spoke to Roger in the press conference (working for US paper), and asked him if it gave him confidence that he could beat a top 10 player like Moya when not playing at his best. Here's his response:
"Today it was a little tough mentally going into the match knowing i have already qualified. Knowing his situation, knowing mine...he needed it so much,and i didn't need it quite so much. That made it tough to play. Of course i'm very happy i won again. As you keep winning your confidence gets higher."

Thanks SLICK.. you rock !!

you have any info on that trainer being called for ankle strap? is he alright?

SLICK
11-19-2004, 04:14 AM
Sure do. I asked Roger about it and he said the strapping was slipping a little and it just needed to be put right. His ankle is just fine, so nothing to worry about.

Roger-No.1
11-19-2004, 04:15 AM
Just spoke to Roger in the press conference (working for US paper), and asked him if it gave him confidence that he could beat a top 10 player like Moya when not playing at his best. Here's his response:
"Today it was a little tough mentally going into the match knowing i have already qualified. Knowing his situation, knowing mine...he needed it so much,and i didn't need it quite so much. That made it tough to play. Of course i'm very happy i won again. As you keep winning your confidence gets higher."

Thanks slick! :yeah:

Whistleway
11-19-2004, 04:16 AM
Sure do. I asked Roger about it and he said the strapping was slipping a little and it just needed to be put right. His ankle is just fine, so nothing to worry about.

excellent news !!!! thanks so much.. :)

croat123
11-19-2004, 04:20 AM
hope moya makes it through...he can beat the duck

liptea
11-19-2004, 04:39 AM
Moya gets an A for effort, and that's the most we can ask from anybody.

Havok
11-19-2004, 04:41 AM
Was Henman top 10 when he beat Federer at the beginning of this year?:scratch:

liptea
11-19-2004, 04:42 AM
Was Henman top 10 when he beat Federer at the beginning of this year?:scratch:

No, I think Henman was actually no. 21.

Jorge
11-19-2004, 04:43 AM
Was Henman top 10 when he beat Federer at the beginning of this year?:scratch:
NO, he was ranked 11 or 12, can't remember. But he wasn't ranked among the top 10.

Roger-No.1
11-19-2004, 05:40 AM
:worship:

I agree naiwen

lsy
11-19-2004, 06:08 AM
Can somebody enlighten me why some people consider it worth mentioning that Roger played very late last night?
"He won despite playing very late last night"
"He didn't get much sleep"

Roger played the late match yesterday and he played that late one tonight. That's fair. It's not like that he played the afternoon match today.

The bad thing would be if he played yesterday late and today early, but not late match and late match... at least in my point of view... :rolleyes: :scratch:

Maybe simply comparitively he did have less time to rest compare to Moya, that's why they bother mentioning it. Not that I think that's going to affect much honestly, as there really isn't much difference there.

Just looking at things from a different perspective, especially coming to their own favourite (honestly I'm not sure if you would have mentioned things that I probably don't think would have affected anything when come to your favourites) So I don't know why you even bother to ask for enlightenment for things such as this really.

yanchr
11-19-2004, 06:15 AM
Just spoke to Roger in the press conference (working for US paper), and asked him if it gave him confidence that he could beat a top 10 player like Moya when not playing at his best. Here's his response:
"Today it was a little tough mentally going into the match knowing i have already qualified. Knowing his situation, knowing mine...he needed it so much,and i didn't need it quite so much. That made it tough to play. Of course i'm very happy i won again. As you keep winning your confidence gets higher."
Thanks very much :worship:
That's why how I admire Roger so much. He always says what he feels deep in his heart.
Sure do. I asked Roger about it and he said the strapping was slipping a little and it just needed to be put right. His ankle is just fine, so nothing to worry about.
More thanks to this one :hug: I'm worrying when I read someone said he has some physical problem which is the last thing I want.

No chance to watch the match live. I just hope Roger can keep fit into his semi, Safin will be big.

RonE
11-19-2004, 06:32 AM
Good job by Roger!

It is not easy to win knowing you have qualified. I hope he gets some much deserved rest today and gets it together in time for Saturday's semi- he will need it whoever he faces.

BTW- someone mentioned Rogi was in pain before. Did that have anything to do with the ankle strapping that Slick referred to, or the thigh injury or something else? Is Roger ok physically?

BlackSilver
11-19-2004, 06:57 AM
I saw 'Tennis Masters Cup' on the Sky menu but I thought it was gonna be a repeat, what a surprise when I saw Rogi entering the court.

If there's any rain delay tomorrow, I hope they show Fed vs Mr. Potato Head, it was the only match I didn't see (though some others didn't watch completely).

Good that someone had lucky :)



Thanks Roger-No.1!

He is the only and true king of tennis! :cool:

Neely
11-19-2004, 07:03 AM
BTW- someone mentioned Rogi was in pain before. Did that have anything to do with the ankle strapping that Slick referred to, or the thigh injury or something else? Is Roger ok physically?
Not sure if was in "pain"... the better word would be that he "was bothered by it"... the thing was that a tape on his foot was moving (becoming loose) and that the trainer came for about 30 seconds to remove it.

That was the only thing I could notice and there was no visual prove at all that he had any pain or something like that. He was moving perfectly in the rallies, played great points.

Daniel
11-19-2004, 07:04 AM
well done Roger :yeah:

winner of the group :D

RonE
11-19-2004, 07:05 AM
Not sure if was in "pain"... the better word would be that he "was bothered by it"... the thing was that a tape on his foot was moving (becoming loose) and that the trainer came for about 30 seconds to remove it.

That was the only thing I could notice and there was no visual prove at all that he had any pain or something like that. He was moving perfectly in the rallies, played great points.

That's good to know- thank you Neely :D :hug:

Neely
11-19-2004, 07:07 AM
You're welcome, RonE :yeah: I watched the complete match, but I was away during two or three changeovers so I hope I didn't miss anything. But as far as I saw, that was the only thing and reason why he called the trainer for a few seconds.

Jogy
11-19-2004, 08:03 AM
Congrats for Roger! He's just too good for all others.

but I would have preferred Carlos to win :sad:

Good news are that he seems to be playing good and healthy again. :bigclap:

Mrs. B
11-19-2004, 08:27 AM
well done Roger! Not really in the 'zone', but you won. :bounce:

sorry, Charlie. you played well too taking a set off Roger. :yeah:

^Sue^
11-19-2004, 08:42 AM
again, Rogi has done it again 3-0 win in the group!Vamos.:bigclap:

bad gambler
11-19-2004, 08:56 AM
roger was not at his best today but still came through - now he will face the winner of safin v henman

Adam Thirnis
11-19-2004, 10:57 AM
Is it true the US crowd were very negative towards Federer? If so this is very sad indeed and only goes to reinforce my impression that America is full of retards.

WyveN
11-19-2004, 11:35 AM
I wouldnt say they are negative towards him but he is certainly not getting cheered enthusiasticaly by the majority, just polite claps when he hits some amazing shots.

To be expected when you have dominated as much as he has though.

Doris Loeffel
11-19-2004, 12:14 PM
Well it wasn't the most exiting match to watch and sure Roger did strugle but had the weapons to pull it out anyways.
Well done - now get the deserved rest and be 110 % ready for Sat!!

Asar
11-19-2004, 12:50 PM
wWowwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:hearts: This Roger federrer is sooooo handsome when he is short hair. :hearts: He is play also very very good tennis. :worship:

naiwen
11-19-2004, 03:18 PM
roger never loses a round robin match.

RPH
11-19-2004, 03:58 PM
Roger :worship: :worship: :bowdown: :bowdown:

Roger-No.1
11-19-2004, 04:48 PM
wWowwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:hearts: This Roger federrer is sooooo handsome when he is short hair. :hearts:
He is. :) :yeah:

RonE
11-19-2004, 06:34 PM
I just saw the match a couple of hours ago on replay.

During the first set there were times when he seemed to be moving in slow motion. He seemed to have forgotten his dancing shoes. But, he picked it up as the match wore on. In the end he finished it well.

Lady
11-19-2004, 08:38 PM
Congrats to Carlos on taking a whole set from God! :worship:
He did better then many other top players! ;)
Well played Carlos, good practice to Davis Cup, that's all that is important! :D

And Rogi was good as usual!

Fedex
11-20-2004, 12:04 AM
hope moya makes it through...he can beat the duck
He can but always ends up choking against Roddick in the end.

Fedex
11-20-2004, 12:08 AM
While Federer clearly wasn't at his best yesterday, he played well enough to win, and Moya also let up a bit, and he played a very solid match out there. One of the differences, in the match was Roger's willingness to come to the net alot yesterday( 31 of 43 at the net) , especially in that 3rd set. That helped him to turn things around when his baseline game wasn't so good, and eventually, his ground game also got better.

Neely
11-20-2004, 12:38 AM
roger never loses a round robin match.
This year he was even more dominating than last year where he could have lost against Agassi if Andre didn't miss the put away volley at the net towards the end of the third set tiebreak at 7-7 or 8-7.
2004 he wasn't in danger of losing, even though he was injured before he found his competitive rythm quickly again.

Fedex
11-20-2004, 12:41 AM
Agassi had 2 match points in that match. On one of them Federer saved it with a brilliant forehand down the line winner, and on the other, Agassi missed a forehand aprroach shot. I, as you can see, still have vivid memories of that match. :)