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Daniel
12-31-2004, 08:48 AM
Wish you the bes tin your first tournament in 2005!!!!

:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :) :D

Mrs. B
12-31-2004, 10:27 AM
:banana: Viel Gluck!

Art&Soul
12-31-2004, 10:40 AM
:dance: good luck Ninja :dance: I'm sure you'll do well, oh not well but very very well :yeah:

Fergie
12-31-2004, 10:54 AM
Hopp Rogi :bigclap:

RonE
12-31-2004, 12:01 PM
Wow, I forgot what a cheering thread looks like.

Hopp Rogi :bounce: Time to reload your weapons :banana:

Carlita
12-31-2004, 01:22 PM
:bounce: hop hop hop Rogi :bounce: !!!!!!!! Show the world who's the BEST! :worship:

RogiFan88
12-31-2004, 04:11 PM
Yes, how nice to be able to cheer on our Rogi once again!!

Let's start 2005 off well Rogi!

The hair looks fine in the bandanna now...

GO, ROGI!

lunahielo
12-31-2004, 04:34 PM
Yea! Rogi...start off 2005 as the champion you are! :worship:

lsy
12-31-2004, 06:02 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo:

FINALLY...I love tournament cheering threads!!!

Let's go Rogi~~~:bounce: :bounce:

and to all of you here...It's 3am here and already :

YEAR 2005!!!!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!

:hug: :kiss:

RonE
12-31-2004, 06:15 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo:

FINALLY...I love tournament cheering threads!!!

Let's go Rogi~~~:bounce: :bounce:

and to all of you here...It's 3am here and already :

YEAR 2005!!!!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!

:hug: :kiss:

Burning the midnight oil again are you? :lol: ;)

lsy
12-31-2004, 06:34 PM
Burning the midnight oil again are you? :lol: ;)

;) just got back from usual counting down crap...

Happy New Year Ron :hug:

Enjoy those last moments of 2004 and your turn to count down...I'm off to bed then I'll see you all in year 2005 ;)

and no I don't sound like your mum :smash:

Dirk
12-31-2004, 06:58 PM
The swords,daggers, and ninja stars didn't lay in the cabinet very long did they? ;)

Sue
12-31-2004, 07:11 PM
Wishing you all the best for this tourny and for the rest of 2005 !
We're all here with you supporting you and looking forward to being entertained and amazed again !!
GO ROGER !

And * Happy New Year* to all Rogers fans here

SUKTUEN
01-01-2005, 02:35 AM
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :bounce: :bounce:

MY SWISS KING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :yeah: :yeah: :yeah:

Daniel
01-01-2005, 06:13 AM
Vamos Rogerrrrrrrrrrrr :bounce: :yeah: :D

Arwyn_75
01-01-2005, 01:44 PM
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I'm new here!
Rogie is my favorite player!
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO,Rogi!
Rogi is the best!

ste
01-01-2005, 02:06 PM
Hope you'll take a good start for 2005!!! :worship:

Good Luck, viel Glück Roger!!!

And to everyone here:

I wish you all the best for 2005 - hope we will have enough to cheer for our hero!!!

Good luck, health and success to everyone!!! :hug:

Raquel
01-01-2005, 09:12 PM
Good Luck Roger!! :bounce:

It's really exciting that we're starting all over again for another year with Rogi! :)

Fedex
01-02-2005, 05:12 AM
Good Luck Roger. :)

Daniel
01-02-2005, 06:18 AM
when is the main draw coming out???

Mrs. B
01-02-2005, 09:10 AM
...and Happy New Year to all! :wavey:

Let's hope Roger kicks off 2005 with a good result! :bounce:

Dirk
01-02-2005, 09:11 AM
Me too Mrs. B. How about a Doha and Oz sweep? ;)

Mrs. B
01-02-2005, 10:14 AM
sounds good to me, Dirk! ;)

Fedex
01-02-2005, 11:26 AM
Me too Mrs. B. How about a Doha and Oz sweep? ;)
Sounds good Dirk, and that would extend Roger's winning streak to 29 matches too. :)

squirrel
01-02-2005, 11:29 AM
no news about draw and order of play in doha site......Any other source?

Fergie
01-02-2005, 11:42 AM
Roger will play in the first round against David Ferrer :) ... Good luck :bigclap:

lsy
01-02-2005, 01:02 PM
Is he playing tomorrow?

I can't wait to see him in action, though of course I don't get the coverage for Doha.

and have you guys visited rogi's site lately? :unsure: :o Guess that's the price to pay when you get more popular... ;)

Dirk
01-02-2005, 02:27 PM
Yes his site is garbage and I've asked the webmaster to make DIRKY A MOD SO I CAN CLEAN THAT PLACE UP. MIDNIGHT SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!! :fiery: Roger will likely play Tuesday or Wednesday.

lsy
01-02-2005, 02:30 PM
Yes his site is garbage and I've asked the webmaster to make DIRKY A MOD SO I CAN CLEAN THAT PLACE UP. MIDNIGHT SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!! :fiery: Roger will likely play Tuesday or Wednesday.

That's not very fair, what you said about midnight, she was just voluntering to help out and had always been helpful, Dirk.

All we need is for other posters to ignore stupid threads or ignorant posters and let them die off, that simple ;)

babsi
01-02-2005, 02:52 PM
Good luck Roger :) :):) Viel Glück :) :) :)

All the best for you all in this beginning new year - everything you wish for and something nice you can´t think off :) :)

babsi
01-02-2005, 02:55 PM
Hi, arwyn_75 :)

Dirk
01-02-2005, 02:58 PM
Lsy I asked her to do something and she didn't delete any of the fluffy non Roger threads. She is worthless and is not a good mod. I'm sorry but her feelings don't mean anything to me compared to that site being taken over by wacko Andy fans and posters creating the dumbest threads. They have been posting dumb stuff for months, they won't go away unless a new mod comes in there is cleans up the trash.

ste
01-02-2005, 03:41 PM
you're right guys! the english forum on Roger's site gets annoying! I am here now more often - here the posters are much more serious...!!

hope that changes soon - otherwise I won't be there so often anymore!!

RogiNie
01-02-2005, 03:47 PM
Cmon Roger.... you can win Qatar!!! :bounce:

squirrel
01-02-2005, 05:56 PM
Rogi is playng on monday!!!!!

Doris Loeffel
01-02-2005, 06:37 PM
Good luck, Viu Glück, bonne chance

Hope you were able to keep your form Roger!!

RogiNie
01-02-2005, 07:51 PM
thanx squirrel! Do you know at what time he must play????

Dana
01-02-2005, 08:03 PM
thanx squirrel! Do you know at what time he must play????
Matches on center court start at 15h30, local time. Roger's match is the second on the schedule.

Good luck Roger! Good to see you back in action again! :)

RogiFan88
01-02-2005, 08:15 PM
Hi Doris, how are you?

RogiFan88
01-02-2005, 08:16 PM
It's a shame that RF.com is becoming a free-for-all -- someone really s make it clear that it is after all Rogi's OFFICIAL site... not v. considerate of some of the tacky new posters...

RonE
01-02-2005, 09:45 PM
;) just got back from usual counting down crap...

Happy New Year Ron :hug:

Enjoy those last moments of 2004 and your turn to count down...I'm off to bed then I'll see you all in year 2005 ;)

and no I don't sound like your mum :smash:

Did I ever say you sounded like my Mum? :tape: ;)

Anyway, my last memories of 2004 were not the best :o

Happy New Year to u 2 (although a little late :hug: )

RonE
01-02-2005, 09:45 PM
Matches on center court start at 15h30, local time. Roger's match is the second on the schedule.

Good luck Roger! Good to see you back in action again! :)

Thanks for the info Dana :hug:

I can't wait!!!!! :bounce:

NikeTennis
01-02-2005, 10:18 PM
who does he play?

Skyward
01-02-2005, 11:00 PM
who does he play?

David Ferrer

Go Roger :bounce: :bounce:

NikeTennis
01-03-2005, 12:08 AM
when 2day in how many hours...i want to see him wear new nike clothes!!

Fedex
01-03-2005, 12:44 AM
In case you guys havent seen the order of play for Monday here it is:

Centre Court
Matches start at 3:30 PM
Filippo, VOLANDRI (ITA)
vs
Feliciano, LOPEZ (ESP)
followed by:
Roger, FEDERER (SUI)
vs
David, FERRER (ESP)
followed by:
Jan, HERNYCH (CZE)
vs
Greg, RUSEDSKI (GER

fightclubber
01-03-2005, 01:04 AM
vamos vamos roger federer, vamos vamos a ganar , que este año 2005, otra vez te vamos a coronar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
heeeeeee
GOOD LUCK MY CHAMPION!
SILVY

SUKTUEN
01-03-2005, 02:39 AM
Good luck Roger~~ :D :D

tschaeggy
01-03-2005, 08:45 AM
hopp Roger :) good luck!!

yanchr
01-03-2005, 09:10 AM
About 4 hours to go...
Roger, time to put on the show again :bounce::bounce:

Daniel
01-03-2005, 10:45 AM
Go Roger, Ferrer is an easy opponent, :D

Fergie
01-03-2005, 10:49 AM
Hopp Rogi :bigclap:

Mrs. B
01-03-2005, 11:07 AM
there is coverage on Eurosport at 1330H, CET. guess this is the Lopez-Volandri match. i wonder if they'll also show Roger's match later? if the first one gets finished quickly, we might...

13:30 TENNIS
ATP Tournament Doha Qatar
Day 1

16:30 ALL SPORTS
WATTS Special Allsports

17:00 RALLY
Rally Raid Dakar


17:15 SKI JUMPING
World Cup Innsbruck Austria
+ Interview

18:45 ALL SPORTS
WATTS Best Of

19:45 SUMO
Kyushu Basho Japan

Dirk
01-03-2005, 11:08 AM
They have to. He is Swiss. :)

Mrs. B
01-03-2005, 11:10 AM
They have to. He is Swiss. :)

he's No. 1 ;)

ste
01-03-2005, 11:31 AM
he is a real champion!!!

Goooo Roger!!! :banana:

Daniel
01-03-2005, 11:34 AM
what time is he playing?

Mrs. B
01-03-2005, 11:36 AM
looks like they're gonna show the second match too. Simon Reed just announced it. "followed by THE Man"... :bounce:

he also said Roger's gonna be signing autographs this week, and rackets too, which will be auctioned and the proceeds going to the tsunami victims. :)

yanchr
01-03-2005, 11:53 AM
Mrs. B, gonna envy you :p
But good you probably will get it, since the Qatar official website sucks big...:rolleyes:

THE Man :lol: surely he is

fightclubber
01-03-2005, 11:56 AM
wowo feliciano Lopez gane has started So less than 1 hour for our suisse baby!

wowowowowowowowo

http://www.livescore.com/tennis.dll

see the live scares here guys
And please the ones that will the the matches live, keep us posted, clothes roger faces etc ok?

silvy
(ps: Tomy Haas defeat Marat on The Hopman Cup
Incredible! :devil: )

SUKTUEN
01-03-2005, 12:05 PM
ROGER ~~~I am nervious~~~ :eek: :eek:

tschaeggy
01-03-2005, 12:21 PM
looks like they're gonna show the second match too. Simon Reed just announced it. "followed by THE Man"... :bounce:

he also said Roger's gonna be signing autographs this week, and rackets too, which will be auctioned and the proceeds going to the tsunami victims. :)

yeahhh, he is the MAN!!!!! how right you are, Eva :)

Lopez-Volandri 6:5, go Lopez, finish it quickly ;)

NikeTennis
01-03-2005, 12:22 PM
i predick he will wear a red shir white shorts white bandanna

fightclubber
01-03-2005, 12:57 PM
WE ARE READY BABY!
OK WHO HAS TV LET US KNOW THE COLOR OF CLOTHES, I GO FOR WHITE WITH RED COS WHITE IS BETTER FOR DESERT... HEEEEEEEEEE

SILVY :wavey:

RogiNie
01-03-2005, 01:02 PM
Cmon Roger!! you can do it!
:bounce:

Dirk
01-03-2005, 01:04 PM
NINJA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://smilies.jeeptalk.org/otn/blobs/multi.gif

tschaeggy
01-03-2005, 01:08 PM
ok: blue shirt, white shorts, blue shoes, white bandana!!!! he looks good :)
go, Roger :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Puschkin
01-03-2005, 01:09 PM
Good luck Roger!

fightclubber
01-03-2005, 01:12 PM
ok: blue shirt, white shorts, blue shoes, white bandana!!!! he looks good :)
go, Roger :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

WOWOW REALLY??
BLUE! masters cup style or us open???

silvy

NikeTennis
01-03-2005, 01:17 PM
masters cup methinks....WE NEED PICS BOYS AND GIRLS!!!

tschaeggy
01-03-2005, 01:17 PM
nor! a new one with white on his back, really nice :-)

NikeTennis
01-03-2005, 01:18 PM
first 1 to post pics wins a prize!!!

fightclubber
01-03-2005, 01:19 PM
wowowowowo stated started Im crazy cannot see him but Im on live score
wowowowowow
silvy

NikeTennis
01-03-2005, 01:21 PM
when will the pics arrive? i have checked getty images with no luck...hmmmmmmmmm

fightclubber
01-03-2005, 01:21 PM
ok guys
Qatar site SUCKS, sorry no way to see the scores
On live scores im looking at them but cannot see each point, any idea where else we can see them?
silvy

tschaeggy
01-03-2005, 01:24 PM
2:0, first break :-) :-)

fightclubber
01-03-2005, 01:24 PM
ROGI 1 / 0
CMON BABY!!!!! :devil:

SUKTUEN
01-03-2005, 01:25 PM
I need photo~~

fightclubber
01-03-2005, 01:25 PM
OOPS MY INFO IS SLOW
SORRY
SILVY

NikeTennis
01-03-2005, 01:26 PM
coco is poisting them in the tournament section..

tschaeggy
01-03-2005, 01:27 PM
http://www.eurosport.de/home/pages/v4/l1/s57/e7302/live_lng1_spo57_evt7302.shtml
for live score

NikeTennis
01-03-2005, 01:28 PM
PLEASE POST PUICS SOME1... i am lookinmg at gettyu images but still no luck...

tschaeggy
01-03-2005, 01:29 PM
don't they have a web-cam in Doha??

NikeTennis
01-03-2005, 01:31 PM
no but getty images should have a few pics..?

Mrs. B
01-03-2005, 01:34 PM
4-1 Roger. he hit an overhead smash, not easy, stretched himself way to the very back, but he did it well. :worship:

NikeTennis
01-03-2005, 01:35 PM
mrs b can u post a pic?

SUKTUEN
01-03-2005, 01:36 PM
Getty always have photo after one set~~

lsy
01-03-2005, 01:39 PM
PLEASE POST PUICS SOME1... i am lookinmg at gettyu images but still no luck...

:haha: you're back!!!

I see that you had been asking the same question since so many hours ago...you're too funny really :lol: :haha:

:bounce: :bounce: Rogi!!!

COME ON!!!

tschaeggy
01-03-2005, 01:44 PM
rogi to serve for the set :bounce: :bounce:

tschaeggy
01-03-2005, 01:45 PM
yeah, great!!! 6:1

Mrs. B
01-03-2005, 01:46 PM
6-1 for Roger, 1st set.

Puschkin
01-03-2005, 01:47 PM
Is Roger playing so well or is Ferrer playing poorly?

lsy
01-03-2005, 01:48 PM
yes!

Are you watching it Eva?

NikeTennis
01-03-2005, 01:48 PM
:haha: you're back!!!

I see that you had been asking the same question since so many hours ago...you're too funny really :lol: :haha:

:bounce: :bounce: Rogi!!!

COME ON!!!
^^^hater y the hate...new year new season new nike products...post a pic

fightclubber
01-03-2005, 01:49 PM
wowo in 15 minutes I have the break for lunch Can Rogi win in 15 minutes???
ARRG keep me posted guys

silvy

SUKTUEN
01-03-2005, 01:50 PM
No photo really

tschaeggy
01-03-2005, 01:50 PM
Roger plays good, great shots, good backhands and the forehand!!he is in form:-)

lsy
01-03-2005, 01:51 PM
^^^hater y the hate...new year new season new nike products...post a pic

:lol: no...I don't hate you :hug: but you're just so funny, how old r u? I can see you irritate the hell out of your mum :lol:

Please someone just post a pic for niketennis, he/she had been waiting whole day :hug:

NikeTennis
01-03-2005, 01:52 PM
y still no pics?

tschaeggy
01-03-2005, 01:52 PM
silvy: i don't think that he can win in 15minutes! It's now 0:1, but Roger to serve

Mrs. B
01-03-2005, 01:53 PM
yes!

Are you watching it Eva?

yes. he is playing with confidence, seems too relaxed with some shots. :lol:
but Ferrer is playing good points, too. Good lobs, crosscourts, and he did a perfect drop shot.

NikeTennis
01-03-2005, 01:53 PM
:lol: no...I don't hate you :hug: but you're just so funny, how old r u? I can see you irritate the hell out of your mum :lol:

Please someone just post a pic for niketennis, he/she had been waiting whole day :hug:
thank u iam a he and i want to wear exactly what roger wears ....get the drift.....p.s i do irritate my mum....


now post a pic.

SUKTUEN
01-03-2005, 02:00 PM
I am tried~~I wanted to sleep

tschaeggy
01-03-2005, 02:01 PM
that seems to be an easy thing for Roger!!

tschaeggy
01-03-2005, 02:04 PM
2more breakballs for the master! 4:1

tschaeggy
01-03-2005, 02:05 PM
sorry, silvy, perhaps only ten minutes???

lsy
01-03-2005, 02:05 PM
I am tried~~I wanted to sleep

Suktuen, you need to get niketennis a pic before going to sleep though :lol:

Thanks Eva and ts...lucky you two ;)

NikeTennis
01-03-2005, 02:06 PM
i sleep now....but whers is pics?

SUKTUEN
01-03-2005, 02:08 PM
I have a job interview tommorrow~~ ;)

NikeTennis
01-03-2005, 02:09 PM
me sleep now every1 good nite

lsy
01-03-2005, 02:09 PM
I have a job interview tommorrow~~ ;)

:bounce: :bounce: Good luck Suktuen!

tschaeggy
01-03-2005, 02:10 PM
wait, wait! Only a few min'ts 'till match is finish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tschaeggy
01-03-2005, 02:12 PM
matchball!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mrs. B
01-03-2005, 02:13 PM
Woohoo!!! good way to start the 2005. win a match convincingly. 6-1 6-1.

Well done, Roger! :bounce:

tschaeggy
01-03-2005, 02:14 PM
6:1 6:1 bravo Roger!!!!! :banana: :banana: :banana:

lsy
01-03-2005, 02:15 PM
:bounce: :bounce:

Good start for the year Rogi!!!

yanchr
01-03-2005, 02:16 PM
First win this year :bounce::bounce:

lunahielo
01-03-2005, 02:18 PM
Yea, Rogi! :worship:
I think 2005 will be a good year, too! :)

Sophie1030
01-03-2005, 02:21 PM
Well done! Roger! :bounce: :bounce:
You are the best!!!!!!

SUKTUEN
01-03-2005, 02:27 PM
ROGER I LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUUUUU :devil:

TAHNKS Isy~~ :worship: :worship: :worship:

RonE
01-03-2005, 02:29 PM
Good way to start the year- he wasn't as rusty as I had feared he might be. He is hitting the ball well from all parts of the court- good groundstrokes, some good net play- first serve % leaves a little to be desired but I am sure that will improve.

One aspect I did not like about this match was some of the times he chose to make his forrays to the net. Yes, he should vary his game with net play but there were periods when he was volleying after every serve almost regardless wether it was 1st or 2nd serves. He got away with it this time, but there were quite a few points where Rogi was up at the net and he was a sitting duck and it was only Ferrer's inability to execute otherwise it could have been a very different match.

In many ways I still had recurring nightmare flashbacks to that awful 2003 Nalbandian USO match where he was S&Ving after every serve and really looked like a deer caught in the headlights. Today he was lucky that Ferrer botched many of his chances.

The thing that made Roger so effective against players like Ferrer who has a pretty good return was to be able to move quickly to a well-hit return and take it from the baseline very early putting in lots of spin and depth not giving the returner time to recover and then working the point to his advantage. He has to do that IMO instead of just blindly go into the net all the time when playing a player with a solid return and good passing shot abilities.

babsi
01-03-2005, 02:31 PM
Yipi! he won - goooooooood job!!!!!!!!

Best part - I watched :)
I guess chicken littles original name was Susanne :(

RogiNie
01-03-2005, 02:33 PM
Yeah!! Great, Roger! It was very nice to see you play again. I saw it on Eurosport and it was GREAT!! and i like his clothes, especially his shoes!

Art&Soul
01-03-2005, 02:33 PM
Rogi you come, an easy start for you, I can sleep well now!!! :D :p
WELL DONE!!!!!!!! :angel:

tschaeggy
01-03-2005, 02:35 PM
good night to you all on the other side of the world, sleep well!

lsy
01-03-2005, 02:37 PM
One aspect I did not like about this match was some of the times he chose to make his forrays to the net. Yes, he should vary his game with net play but there were periods when he was volleying after every serve almost regardless wether it was 1st or 2nd serves. He got away with it this time, but there were quite a few points where Rogi was up at the net and he was a sitting duck and it was only Ferrer's inability to execute otherwise it could have been a very different match.



Thanks for the analysis Ron. Maybe after those session with Roche, he's trying to practice those volleys in real match and first round match seems like a good place to do that?

He probably won't do that in every match vs all players...well hopefully not ;)

RogiFan88
01-03-2005, 02:40 PM
Keep going, Rogi! Yes, it was an easy match. Now he plays Feli??? Watch out... remember he got a set off Rogi in the Dubai Final last yr!

SUKTUEN
01-03-2005, 02:40 PM
I did not watch the match, but Roger win I feel good :D

Dirk
01-03-2005, 02:43 PM
I have a feeling Ron Lsy is right. Roger won't do that in every match. I think he will come to the net more but will be smarter about it. I think he will do it more against Greg. This match was just to experiment. He will get better as he goes deeper.

fightclubber
01-03-2005, 02:46 PM
wowow I came from my lunch and he won! Im happy I hope I can see the re run tonight when I arrive home
I cannot wait to see him playing
When will he play again??
silvy

yanchr
01-03-2005, 02:46 PM
Lucky whoever got Eurosport...I wish I can see Roger

Good win Roger! keep it up!

and even good to pratise your s&v game as much as you can here :devil: :banana:

Ron, leave your worry aside at the moment. I bet Roger won't dare to s&v that blindly (in your word) against David, or Agassi, or Hewitt at big stage.

RonE
01-03-2005, 02:48 PM
Thanks for the analysis Ron. Maybe after those session with Roche, he's trying to practice those volleys in real match and first round match seems like a good place to do that?

He probably won't do that in every match vs all players...well hopefully not ;)

I am hoping that he doesn't.

Yes, as long as it was just to get into his stride knowing he was well ahead and not in any real danger then it is ok. But I have faith that he knows not to do it all the time.

Keep going, Rogi! Yes, it was an easy match. Now he plays Feli??? Watch out... remember he got a set off Rogi in the Dubai Final last yr!

Not yet- he plays either Jan Hernych or The Donkey in the next round. I am thinking perhaps his decision to take the net so often was to prepare himself for ol' Donkey-Face should they meet in the next round.

babsi
01-03-2005, 02:53 PM
Well said Ron - lets hope he did the net rushing,just for pratices reasons and not as part of a general aproche - he has to know that he can´t get away with it,with other players of a higher caliber and a simelar game.

RogiFan88
01-03-2005, 03:27 PM
Thanks, RonE... Rogi is obviously trying out the S&V when he can afford to.

Blue's OK but I prefer Rogi in RED!

Speaking of S&V, I just watched the DCF of Pandy's matches v. Rafa and Charly -- I think Pandy got tired just fr all that S&V [that PMac so proudly warned us about during the TMC] -- it's not what he's used to doing, esp on clay and I think it cost him both matches, altho I have to say he played well enough -- both were good matches, btw, esp the one v. Nadal -- just love that guy, but really, w more coaching and strategy and not celebrating every pt to conserve energy and keeping down his injuries, RAFA will be a force! I love his enthusiasm and the fact that nothing intimidates him! He's a joy to watch. He even played a few lovely volleys a la Federer [I know he respects Rogi cos I saw Rafa practise w Feli and he was imitating Rogi's volleys!! "Como Federer" he said! Cute!]

fightclubber
01-03-2005, 03:39 PM
how the draws are getting.....

http://www.sports.fr/fr/tennis/2005/atp/resultats/doha0301/doha0301.html

RonE
01-03-2005, 03:45 PM
Anytime Suzanne and RogiFan :wavey:

Do you guys get coverage of Doha too?

Raquel
01-03-2005, 05:42 PM
What a great start to the year :) Well done Roger! :yeah:

It was so good just to see him on TV again! :D

ste
01-03-2005, 06:00 PM
Well done that's a wonderful start for the 2005 season - hope that shows a bit how the season will be like... ;) Roger dominating i hope....

RonE
01-03-2005, 06:13 PM
We all know how hard Rogi was working during the offseason and I think it's great that the Eurosport commentators paid attention to this. They said: "Look at his movement and footwork, you can definitely see he has not been idle during the offseason".

That's what makes a champion great :worship:

Skyward
01-03-2005, 06:14 PM
Well said Ron - lets hope he did the net rushing,just for pratices reasons and not as part of a general aproche - he has to know that he can´t get away with it,with other players of a higher caliber and a simelar game.

I'm sure he practiced a bit. If Ferrer somehow got into this match, Roger would have tighten up his action.

ste
01-03-2005, 06:25 PM
We all know how hard Rogi was working during the offseason and I think it's great that the Eurosport commentators paid attention to this. They said: "Look at his movement and footwork, you can definitely see he has not been idle during the offseason".

That's what makes a champion great :worship:

he really want to do as wonderful as last season... that's Roger and even a bit "swiss-style" ;)

babsi
01-03-2005, 06:46 PM
Sometimes Eurosport isn´t that bad - only sometimes
The best thing for me is that I can also watch the brit. Eurosport which has much better comentators - the German ones are mostly god awful(krotenschlecht)- imho

RogiNie
01-03-2005, 06:48 PM
yeah, the dutch commentators also aren't good, but ok, i'll live with that, as long as they broadcast tennis..... i'm happy!!

RogiFan88
01-03-2005, 07:26 PM
Anytime Suzanne and RogiFan :wavey:

Do you guys get coverage of Doha too?

:p Unfortunately, RonE, I get no smaller tournament coverage AT ALL -- I only get the Slams and the TMSes... that's it!

RonE
01-03-2005, 08:02 PM
:p Unfortunately, RonE, I get no smaller tournament coverage AT ALL -- I only get the Slams and the TMSes... that's it!

Well, if it makes you feel any better I do not get that much more coverage than you do- apart from Doha I get maybe 4 or 5 other IS tourneys all year long, 4 GS's, 9 TMS's and 1 TMC. :angel:

RonE
01-03-2005, 08:03 PM
Sometimes Eurosport isn´t that bad - only sometimes


True, as long as they don't have to show rain-delayed coverage *cough* TMC *cough*

Fergie
01-03-2005, 08:21 PM
Easy day for Rogi ;)

Good luck in second round :bigclap:

squirrel
01-03-2005, 08:35 PM
a very good and complete report of Rogi's match, look at the explanation of why he went to the net so often, especially on returning Ferrer serve!!! http://www.sportsmediainc.com/tennisweek/index.cfm?func=showarticle&newsid=11956&bannerregion=

squirrel
01-03-2005, 09:08 PM
ferrer hurled his raquet on the court, not Federer as someone said on the forum!!
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,11847541%255E23216,00.html

RonE
01-03-2005, 10:16 PM
"Today I was up quite comfortably 4-1 in the first set, I told myself I could come to the net a little more often, and I did," Federer said. "I played some good volleys which gave me the confidence to do more of it."


That's ok in that case- I would only start to really get concerned if he did it blindly and stupidly say at 4-4 30-30. But he seems to know when to do it and when not to so I trust he knows what he is doing.

And yes, all the talk about how Roche worked with him on his net play and charge tactics was very much on my mind when I saw how often he was coming into the net today.

fightclubber
01-04-2005, 02:04 AM
TO THE ONES THAT SAW THE PROGRAM, HERE IN ARGENTINA THEY SAID THEY WILL SHOW IT AND NOTHING... A TOTAL LACK ( IS THIS THE RIGHT WORD??) OF RESPECT.
ON THE BBC NEWS THEY SAY:
Federer never found top gear against Ferrer and slammed his racket into the ground in frustration at one point, but was always in command of the match.

SO ROGER DID IT? I CANNOT IMAGINE ROGER DOING THIS? OR I UNDERSTOOD BAD AND FERRER DID IT.. BUT WHO WAS IN COMMAND WAS ROGER.. . WHAT HAPPENED??

CAN YOU TELL ME(/ US) SILVY :wavey:

Skyward
01-04-2005, 02:18 AM
http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?storyID=7224942

World number one and top seed Roger Federer posted a fluent 6-1, 6-1 victory over Spaniard David Ferrer in the first round of the ATP $1 million Qatar Open on Monday.
The Swiss, who won three grand slam titles last year, wrapped up the match in less than an hour with a superb display of his serve and volley game.

Perhaps the most competitive phase of the match was the first game when Federer held his serve only after being pulled back to deuce three times.

With the score at 4-1 to Federer, the Swiss changed gears and came up with a flurry of shots including a couple of deftly placed drop shots and some powerful smashes.

He said later: "The surface is quite slow and one has to be patient on a surface like this. But I am happy to play so well in the first match of the new season."

Federer's next opponent will be Briton Greg Rusedski, a 6-3, 7-5 winner over Czech Republic's Jan Hernych.

"I'm still excited about 2005. It is great to be healthy. I worked very hard during the off-season and it's paying off," Rusedski said.

RogiFan88
01-04-2005, 02:24 AM
I think it's good that the surface is slowish... it will help Rogi gain some patience, which, in turn will help him in the clay season... cos he'll need a lot of patience then, esp at RG!

RogiFan88
01-04-2005, 02:25 AM
Silvy, it was Ferrer, not Rogi, who smashed his racquet!

lsy
01-04-2005, 06:09 AM
:haha: how difficult is it to differentiate between Ferrer and Federer?

I will be worried if Rogi is already smashing racquet with 6-1 6-1 scores :scared:

Daniel
01-04-2005, 07:48 AM
Rone, love ur post :wavey: ;)

well done Roger :hug:

SUKTUEN
01-04-2005, 08:33 AM
Congrat Rogi~~~ :D

RonE
01-04-2005, 10:07 AM
Rone, love ur post :wavey: ;)


Thanks Daniel :hug:

fightclubber
01-04-2005, 12:12 PM
Silvy, it was Ferrer, not Rogi, who smashed his racquet!

Thanks! Couldnt imagine roger doing it
SIlvy :wavey:

RogiNie
01-04-2005, 05:23 PM
I couldn't imagine it too that Roger smashed his racquet, while I saw the match!!

Fergie
01-04-2005, 11:13 PM
Rogi will play tomorrow the second match in Centre Court, not before 6:00 PM (local time)

Hopp Rogi :bigclap:

Yoda
01-04-2005, 11:26 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
Hopp Rogi
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

NikeTennis
01-04-2005, 11:43 PM
any pics of him smashing his raquet?

SUKTUEN
01-05-2005, 05:37 AM
GOOOOOOOOOOOOO MY KING!!!!!!! :bounce:

babsi
01-05-2005, 08:28 AM
Viel Glück,today!!!!!!!!!

RogiNie
01-05-2005, 08:53 AM
any pics of him smashing his raquet?

Roger didn't smash his racket, that was Ferrer.
GO ROGI!!!

Daniel
01-05-2005, 09:39 AM
Good luck!!!! :dance: :)

NikeTennis
01-05-2005, 09:49 AM
whoooooooo only a few hours to go...

babsi
01-05-2005, 10:49 AM
Hi, Daniel - how are you?

Are you able to see Roger play on TV?

Doris Loeffel
01-05-2005, 11:22 AM
Gool luck Roger!!

fightclubber
01-05-2005, 11:58 AM
its in 3 hours guys??

I wont see it, Im working and besides that, I think they wont show it on tv- but please keep us posted..
Hola Dany!!!
Vamos Rogi, vamos!!!!!!


Silvy

SUKTUEN
01-05-2005, 11:58 AM
ROGER GOOOOOOOOOOOO

I LOVE U !!!!!!!!!!!!

fightclubber
01-05-2005, 12:04 PM
Hi Suktuen.
Kisses fromArgentina
silvy :worship:

NikeTennis
01-05-2005, 12:18 PM
is my friend mrs on 2nite?

Art&Soul
01-05-2005, 12:22 PM
You go guy, my best to you!!!!!!!!

NikeTennis
01-05-2005, 12:29 PM
how long?

SUKTUEN
01-05-2005, 01:05 PM
Hi Suktuen.
Kisses fromArgentina
silvy :worship:

thankyou ~~~~ :wavey:

NikeTennis
01-05-2005, 01:29 PM
how long people?

avocadoe
01-05-2005, 01:32 PM
I think Roger's match follows Santoro vs Monfils: Santoro bedeviled Mondfils in the first 6-2, and in the second Monfils got a break to go up 4-2, but Fabrice broke right back!

fightclubber
01-05-2005, 01:37 PM
I think Roger's match follows Santoro vs Monfils: Santoro bedeviled Mondfils in the first 6-2, and in the second Monfils got a break to go up 4-2, but Fabrice broke right back!

ACCORDING TO QATAR SITE, PRINCE FEDERER (IF HE WINS, I HOPE SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) WILL PLAY WITH FELICIANO LOPEZ OR U.VICO

http://www.qatartennis.org/index.php?id=12

SILVY :wavey: :wavey: :wavey:

NikeTennis
01-05-2005, 01:38 PM
any ideas waht monfis is wearing?

NikeTennis
01-05-2005, 02:09 PM
goodnight every1..hope rogi wins...and plz PLZ post pics so i can see in the morning when i wake up.

fightclubber
01-05-2005, 02:44 PM
less than 30 minutes to start NIKE!.
Ill try to post pics as soon as I find some.
Good night! 1:40 am over there????

Mrs. B
01-05-2005, 02:57 PM
i'll make it home in time to see Roger's match. :bounce:

HOPP, ROGER!!!!

fightclubber
01-05-2005, 03:02 PM
ITS ABOUT TIME! OH I WISH I COULD SEE IT ON TV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
CANT WAIT TO HEAR YOUR COMENTS.

SILVY

tschaeggy
01-05-2005, 03:10 PM
hi fans!! they are on court now: Roger with a white shirt and BLUE or AQUA shorts ;) and blue shoes :)
hopp Roger, do it, win win win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

fightclubber
01-05-2005, 03:18 PM
wowowowowowowowowow
1- 0 rogi
comon prince!!!

silvy

fightclubber
01-05-2005, 03:22 PM
2-0 according to livescore site!

wowoowow
silvy

Mrs. B
01-05-2005, 03:22 PM
3-0 Common, Roger! keep attacking that weak Rusedski bh. :bounce:

liptea
01-05-2005, 03:24 PM
OK, this is random but there is a movie called Roger Dodger.

Mrs. B
01-05-2005, 03:25 PM
good service game from Greggy. 3-1

his clothes company ought to porvide him with a bandana too. that hairband on his receding hairline looks appalling! :scared:

Mrs. B
01-05-2005, 03:27 PM
4-1

fightclubber
01-05-2005, 03:29 PM
How did he lost the point Mrs B. Is Roger playing good, concentrated or was just good luck service of G,

SIlvy

Mrs. B
01-05-2005, 03:31 PM
aces from Rusedski's racket. 4-2

Mrs. B
01-05-2005, 03:33 PM
5-2 Roger's keeping his cool.

fightclubber
01-05-2005, 03:33 PM
thanks


oops live score site still 4.1,
C mom roger.
I did not know that gregg was a bomber.... grrrrr
Cmom Rogi
up up hurra!

Silvy

tschaeggy
01-05-2005, 03:39 PM
6:3 :-) :-)

fightclubber
01-05-2005, 03:40 PM
is roger serving for game??? silvy

lsy
01-05-2005, 03:40 PM
COME ON ROGI!!!

I'm so sleepy...please finish it fast!!!

tschaeggy
01-05-2005, 03:40 PM
oh no, Eurosport switches to Rally :devil: :devil: :devil:

fightclubber
01-05-2005, 03:41 PM
oops this site is so delay
Graeat you keep me posted
silvy

Mrs. B
01-05-2005, 03:41 PM
Roger was serving for the set there but got to deuce.

He closed the set with a strong cc bh far from the corner and Rusedski was coming to the net.

:) 6-3

fightclubber
01-05-2005, 03:42 PM
oh no, Eurosport switches to Rally :devil: :devil: :devil:



nooooooo they cannot do it. maybe its just a falsh and when roger starts again... will switch back to federer???

Ill cross my fingers for you

silvy

Mrs. B
01-05-2005, 03:48 PM
they switched silvy. :(

oh well, we can follow the scores...

fightclubber
01-05-2005, 03:50 PM
:wavey: :wavey: :wavey: :wavey:

tschaeggy
01-05-2005, 03:55 PM
back again :-) :-)!!
6:3 2:2 Greg to serve, 40:30

fightclubber
01-05-2005, 03:56 PM
OHHH C MOM ROGER
YOU CAN DO IT

SILVY :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

SUKTUEN
01-05-2005, 03:58 PM
The match is not finish? :eek: :eek:

Mrs. B
01-05-2005, 04:03 PM
Roger breaks! 4-3

fightclubber
01-05-2005, 04:04 PM
http://www.livescore.com/tennis.dll

6-3
2-3
ROGER NEEDS TO CONCENTRATE
C MOM PRINCE
YOU CAN DO IT!

SILVY

tschaeggy
01-05-2005, 04:04 PM
wow wow wow, come on, Rogiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

fightclubber
01-05-2005, 04:05 PM
Roger breaks! 4-3


GREAT GREAT GREAT IM SENDING LOTS OF GOOD ENERGY FOR HIM!

HOW IS HIS MOOD MRS B?


( WELL I KNOW YOU ARE NOT THERE BUT SOMETIMES HE TAKLS TO "HIMNSELF" WHEN SOMETHING IS NOT THE WAY HE WANTS...
CAN YOU DESCRIBE SOMETHING TO FEEL WE ARE THERE?

SILVY

tschaeggy
01-05-2005, 04:07 PM
5:3 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mrs. B
01-05-2005, 04:10 PM
5-4 good shot there when he hits a volley crosscourt as Rusedski was moving to the other side of the net.

SUKTUEN
01-05-2005, 04:10 PM
Come On Roger !!!!!!!!!!

I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!

Art&Soul
01-05-2005, 04:11 PM
Ah 5:4 and ROGI serves for the match!!! Woohoo

tschaeggy
01-05-2005, 04:11 PM
Roger to serve for the match!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tschaeggy
01-05-2005, 04:12 PM
3 Matchpoints!!!!!!!!!!!!

tschaeggy
01-05-2005, 04:12 PM
out :-( next...

tschaeggy
01-05-2005, 04:13 PM
net!! next.....

tschaeggy
01-05-2005, 04:14 PM
game match, victory!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yupeeeehhhhhhhhhhh

jtipson
01-05-2005, 04:14 PM
Hurrah! Just as Frew said before the match, 3 & 4....

fightclubber
01-05-2005, 04:15 PM
WOWOWOWOWOWOWO THANKS FOR YOUR REPORTS

THANKS

SILVY :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

SUKTUEN
01-05-2005, 04:16 PM
Roger I love youuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!! :bounce:

Congrat Roger my king !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Art&Soul
01-05-2005, 04:16 PM
WELL DONE, you're great as usual, he my KING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mrs. B
01-05-2005, 04:17 PM
6-3 6-4. :banana:

sweet to see him patiently sign autographs from all those kids on the courtside. but he was smiling.

me too. :)

i think he looks good in the white shirt with the black bandana. :angel:

SUKTUEN
01-05-2005, 04:18 PM
I WANT TO SEE ROGER

Sophie1030
01-05-2005, 04:22 PM
ROGER! :angel: You are the king of tennis! :bounce:

SUKTUEN
01-05-2005, 04:23 PM
Yes !!! He is !!!!!!!!!!!

Ericka
01-05-2005, 04:24 PM
Congratulation, Roger!!

RonE
01-05-2005, 04:24 PM
Good performance by Ropger today- a little better maybe than against Ferrer but it was difficult to judge because he had to play against two completely different styles so there is a different emphasis on different aspects of the games.

Today he returned extremely well as he knew he had to to neutralize Rusedski's serve and charging game. He made some quite astounding passing shots. The rallies were short for the most part but also when they did engage from the back-court it was generally Roger who was the more patient.

There is still room for improvement but I'm sure Roger will get better in his next matche(s) and also towards the Australian Open as he gets more match-sharp.

SUKTUEN
01-05-2005, 04:25 PM
Oh, I cannot see the match!! So unhappy

Skyward
01-05-2005, 04:31 PM
:woohoo:

Who is next for Roger?

jtipson
01-05-2005, 04:36 PM
Feli Lopez is the next target, tomorrow :)

fightclubber
01-05-2005, 04:40 PM
Good performance by Ropger today- a little better maybe than against Ferrer but it was difficult to judge because he had to play against two completely different styles so there is a different emphasis on different aspects of the games.

Today he returned extremely well as he knew he had to to neutralize Rusedski's serve and charging game. He made some quite astounding passing shots. The rallies were short for the most part but also when they did engage from the back-court it was generally Roger who was the more patient.

There is still room for improvement but I'm sure Roger will get better in his next matche(s) and also towards the Australian Open as he gets more match-sharp.

LOVE YOUR COMENTS. HELP TO IMAGINE A BIT THE GAME
HOW WAS THE V & SERVE AND DID HE GO TO THE NET AS OFTEN AS WITH FERRER? ANY CHANGES?
SILVY

Art&Soul
01-05-2005, 04:41 PM
Bye everyone, bye ROGI, its late and i need to sleep now, dreaming and waiting for your next winning match!!!!!!

Skyward
01-05-2005, 04:47 PM
Feli Lopez is the next target, tomorrow :)


Oh, another lefty. Lopez troubled Roger in the past.

Dirk
01-05-2005, 04:50 PM
Congrats Roger.

Dirk
01-05-2005, 04:53 PM
Hey is anyone looking foward to a NINJA MAGICIAN FINAL?????????

RogiFan88
01-05-2005, 06:54 PM
Dirk, no!

Ron, thanks!

Watch out for Feli! He's a big lefty Toledano!

VAMOS, ROGI!!

Dirk
01-05-2005, 06:56 PM
Rogifan why not? :sad: AH I KNOW WHERE YOUR MIND IS GOING!!!!!!!! YOU WANT NINJA TO KILL THAT NADAL DON'T YOU?????? ;)

RogiFan88
01-05-2005, 06:58 PM
Hee hee, Dirk... well Rogi and Rafa w be some final, would it not?? Santoro... meh!

Dirk
01-05-2005, 07:04 PM
Roger and Santoro have amazing matches. Canada qrt is one of my faves from last year. I hope they both make it but revenge on Nadal would be sweet too.

RonE
01-05-2005, 08:55 PM
Lopez is not going to be easy- like Rusedski but with better court coverage and heavier more solid groundies.

Silvy, he did S&V occassionally, strangely enough not as often as he did against Ferrer- I actually expected him to do more of it against Greg. But Greg is not as good a returner as David is and so he hit a lot more service winners and I guess he was not under pressure from Greg's ground game to try and throw him off too often.

Before we talk about Fabrice and Rafa I suggest we concentrate on Feli who will be no cakewalk for Roger. I am not looking any further than that right now :)

Dirk
01-05-2005, 09:21 PM
Lopez doesn't have the head nor the game to match Roger. Ron he won't lose this unless something goes really wrong.

Purple Rainbow
01-05-2005, 09:52 PM
Hey everybody. I just read somewhere that Rogi's victory over Rusedski is his 19th in a row! He hasn't lost a match since the Athens olympics. What was Rogi's record winning streak of 2004 again? 24, 25 I think. And would anybody know what the record is for longest winning streaks?
Hopefully it's not bad karma to talk about this subject... :scared:

RonE
01-05-2005, 09:57 PM
Lopez doesn't have the head nor the game to match Roger. Ron he won't lose this unless something goes really wrong.

Yes yes I know I saw Lopez in his first match against Volandri- during the first set he played awful, was really struggling on service games etc. and it was only Volandri self-destructing really that allowed Feli to win.

I am just a very critical person by nature and as petty as this sounds I am still not 100% satisfied with Roger's ground game yet or his 1st serve % for that matter, even though he has played very very well in patches and overall was solid enough and I am sure he knows what he needs to do to win.

But still, tennis can be a bit unpredictable at times and I am sure Roger won't be taking any match lightly and not against Feli either who has pushed him a little bit in the past (Dubai final particularly). I am not taking anything for granted either but I am optimistic of his chances to win the match :)

RonE
01-05-2005, 09:58 PM
Hey everybody. I just read somewhere that Rogi's victory over Rusedski is his 19th in a row! He hasn't lost a match since the Athens olympics. What was Rogi's record winning streak of 2004 again? 24, 25 I think. And would anybody know what the record is for longest winning streaks?
Hopefully it's not bad karma to talk about this subject... :scared:

Stefan, shut up :mad: ( ;) )

LCeh
01-05-2005, 10:01 PM
Hey everybody. I just read somewhere that Rogi's victory over Rusedski is his 19th in a row! He hasn't lost a match since the Athens olympics. What was Rogi's record winning streak of 2004 again? 24, 25 I think. And would anybody know what the record is for longest winning streaks?
Hopefully it's not bad karma to talk about this subject... :scared:

You just had to remind me, didn't you? ;)

Oh well, I won't say anymore.... :tape: Let's just hope Roger will just continue to do his thing... ;)

Purple Rainbow
01-05-2005, 10:12 PM
Sorry mates, sorry! :o
I assume you talked about this before and jinxed his streak just before he broke Pete's record? :lol:

You want me to delete that post? :angel: