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******kooyong 2005*******

fightclubber
01-09-2005, 01:29 AM
I think this is a good place to follow ourt Ninja aka Prince aka Sheik of Basel aka King aka N° 1 aka the best tennis player on earth!!!!!!! heeeeee
Ok the only information we have till now is here. If any one can send info all about this tournamet, less the reports that will go to thection than RonE created.... will be great

silvy
(I guess in 1 day kooyon starts.... At least for us in Bs As, Australia is 1 day ahead than us!)




ROGER FEDERER

ANDY RODDICK

TIM HENMAN

ANDRE AGASSI

DAVID NALBANDIAN

GASTON GAUDIO

NICOLAS MASSU

PARADORN SRICHAPHAN

Fergie
01-09-2005, 02:14 AM
Hopp Rogi :bigclap: (Also: Good Luck Massu :angel: )

fightclubber
01-09-2005, 02:41 AM
sO IF THIS IS ROUND ROBYN WILL BE ALL AGAINST ALL AND HEADS OF SERIE WILL BE RODDICK AND FEDERER? RIGHT?

hEY nICO WILL PLAY IN bUENOS aIRES OPEN Fergie. Ill try to go to take pics , Ill need a photographers pass.. HELPPPPPPPPPP
HEEEEE

SILVY

Daniel
01-09-2005, 06:54 AM
When is the draw released??

Good luck Roger!!! :bounce:

Mrs. B
01-09-2005, 07:57 AM
good luck in Kooyong. he will surely be tested here! :bounce:

GWH, we want reports, too! ;)

SUKTUEN
01-09-2005, 09:03 AM
Oh~~~~ I need Roger handsome Photo!! :bounce:

Photo Please~!~~ :worship: :worship:

WyveN
01-09-2005, 09:31 AM
I think this tournament starts wednesday

Fergie
01-09-2005, 11:12 AM
hEY nICO WILL PLAY IN bUENOS aIRES OPEN Fergie. Ill try to go to take pics , Ill need a photographers pass.. HELPPPPPPPPPP
HEEEEE
I will go to Bs As to watch tennis this year ... I hope to see you there ;)

Daniel
01-09-2005, 12:42 PM
Vamos Roger,

Valeria, me decis que estas coquetenado con otro muchacho :eek: :p

Fergie
01-09-2005, 12:58 PM
Vamos Roger,

Valeria, me decis que estas coquetenado con otro muchacho :eek: :p
Para nada, que dices :lol: ... Si no estoy equivocada, Silvy es mujer, o no? :confused:

Hopp Rogi :bigclap:

*Ljubica*
01-09-2005, 01:07 PM
When is the draw released??

Good luck Roger!!! :bounce:

I think the draw comes out on Tuesday and play starts on Wednesday 12th January.

SUKTUEN
01-09-2005, 01:29 PM
I cannot watch the match~~ :shrug:
But I will support Roger in any time~~ :inlove: :inlove:

RogiFan88
01-09-2005, 05:14 PM
Hopefully GWH can give us some reports!

fightclubber
01-09-2005, 07:52 PM
YES IM A WOMAN!

HEEEEEE
SILVY

fightclubber
01-10-2005, 12:48 AM
SO IF KOOYONG IS FROM 12 TO 15... HELL PLAY FIRST ROUND IN A. OPEN?? THE NEXT DAY??
HOW THE HELL THEY ALL WILL PAY IN 4 DAYS
IS THE SYSTEM LIKE THE MASTERS CUP???
SILVY

Daniel
01-10-2005, 09:10 AM
:lol: yo lo se Silvy, disculpa me confundi :o

i have no ida abut the system here i tihnk is a Round Robin event. so iguess he will play 4 matches well if he wins the wole tihng, but i think it is too much cos he might play first match on monday in the AO

SUKTUEN
01-10-2005, 09:12 AM
Roger , I think you need a rest ? :p :wavey:

Art&Soul
01-10-2005, 10:17 AM
GOOD LUCK ROGI :hug: You'll WIN :yeah:

SUKTUEN
01-10-2005, 10:20 AM
I LOVE Roger!!!!! :hearts: :hearts: :kiss:

Please Win again Roger!!!!!!! :bounce:

RonE
01-10-2005, 10:44 AM
From what I've learned the format is not quite like TMC- it is a knockout draw (like QF) but if a player loses in the first round, he plays the other losers in that round and the SF loser plays a third match for 2nd place. In effect, every player gets to play 3 matches at the event so I don't think it is too much tennis but on the other hand they get enough matches against quality opposition to tighten their game up. Roger should be ok for AO- he would have usually played against a practice partner otherwise and this event being an exhibition while it is a match atmosphere it os not quite as intense I would think as a regular tour event with ranking points on the line.

fightclubber
01-10-2005, 10:58 AM
From what I've learned the format is not quite like TMC- it is a knockout draw (like QF) but if a player loses in the first round, he plays the other losers in that round and the SF loser plays a third match for 2nd place. In effect, every player gets to play 3 matches at the event so I don't think it is too much tennis but on the other hand they get enough matches against quality opposition to tighten their game up. Roger should be ok for AO- he would have usually played against a practice partner otherwise and this event being an exhibition while it is a match atmosphere it os not quite as intense I would think as a regular tour event with ranking points on the line.
You always have the right answers-
I will try to find more information, or maybe someone from Australia can bring it to us
Silvy

RonE
01-10-2005, 11:05 AM
You always have the right answers-
I will try to find more information, or maybe someone from Australia can bring it to us
Silvy

Actually I didn't know that myself until not too long ago- I asked someone in GM and they told me :p

SUKTUEN
01-10-2005, 11:44 AM
Roger I miss you now~~ :devil:

ste
01-10-2005, 04:05 PM
From what I've learned the format is not quite like TMC- it is a knockout draw (like QF) but if a player loses in the first round, he plays the other losers in that round and the SF loser plays a third match for 2nd place. In effect, every player gets to play 3 matches at the event so I don't think it is too much tennis but on the other hand they get enough matches against quality opposition to tighten their game up. Roger should be ok for AO- he would have usually played against a practice partner otherwise and this event being an exhibition while it is a match atmosphere it os not quite as intense I would think as a regular tour event with ranking points on the line.

thx for the Info - didnt know that it works like this!!!

babsi
01-10-2005, 05:58 PM
Thank you, James Bond - someone had to discover the TRUTH

The concept beats practice at any time - I`m just mad that I can´t watch it - would be so nice, to just enjoy Rogers game,while he plays,all live -not begining concerned.

fightclubber
01-10-2005, 10:25 PM
Hi Guys
I sent an e mail to Kooyong about the draws and this is what they answered back
So OPEN YOUR EYES, AT this moment is early morning in australia so in a couple of hours we will get the order of play
Also this is the time the sessions will start
Sessions of play

Wednesday January 12 - 11am - approx 5.30pm
Thursday January 13 - 11am - approx 5pm
Friday January 14 - 11am - approx 5pm
Saturday January 15 1.30pm - approx 5pm


Silvy

Hi Silvana,

The event is being played at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, which was the home of the Australian Open until 1987 when it moved to Melbourne Park. Kooyong is a private members Club with over 50 courts, mostly grass, and it has hosted this event since the Australian Open moved to the rebound ace of Melbourne Park.

The draw for Wednesday will be available after the press conference this morning at www.kooyongltc.com.au and tickets are available through Ticketmaster7 at www.ticketmaster7.com

Regards,

Daniel [B]

Fergie
01-10-2005, 10:41 PM
Thanks for all the info Silvy :hug: ... I can't wait for the draw ;)

WyveN
01-11-2005, 05:25 AM
Federer will play Gaudio in the opening round. They are on court in the second match.

SUKTUEN
01-11-2005, 06:01 AM
When do Roger play~~? :D

WyveN
01-11-2005, 06:36 AM
wednesday around 1pm australian time.

SUKTUEN
01-11-2005, 06:38 AM
Thankyou , although I cannot watch the match!~ :worship:

Daniel
01-11-2005, 07:09 AM
So he plays Gaston again . Vamos Roger :kiss:

fightclubber
01-11-2005, 10:51 AM
Kooyong Classic Wednesday's Schedule of Play/Results



Wednesday, January 12th 2005

Draw

11.00am - Centre Court

Andre Agassi vs Nicolas Massu

Roger Federer vs Gaston Gaudio

Tim Henman vs David Nalbandian


Andy Roddick vs Paradorn Srichaphan

silvy

babsi
01-11-2005, 10:59 AM
Thanks for the info silvy :)

Fergie
01-11-2005, 11:03 AM
Two of my favs will play in against :sad: ... Hopp Rogi ;)

avocadoe
01-11-2005, 01:05 PM
same time zone as Sydney?

fightclubber
01-11-2005, 01:11 PM
Will be great to know. Any idea IF WILL BE a LIVE SCORE?? WHERE?

silvy :wavey:

Daniel
01-11-2005, 01:25 PM
and after beating Gaston, who does he play next?

WyveN
01-11-2005, 01:30 PM
same time zone as Sydney?

yes

I think if Federer beats Gaudio then he plays the winner of Nalbandian-Henman although it may be the winner of Agassi-Massu.

Last year there wasnt a live scoreboard but if no one else is posting the scores I will try to make a few updates.

lunahielo
01-11-2005, 02:27 PM
Originally posted by WyveN~
Last year there wasnt a live scoreboard but if no one else is posting the scores I will try to make a few updates.
WyveN!! :hug: :hug: :hug:

ytben
01-11-2005, 02:46 PM
Good luck Rogi! :bounce:

I don't care about the result here, he'd better pace himself so he won't be too tired in AO.

Doris Loeffel
01-11-2005, 03:40 PM
Good luck Roger!!

Dirk
01-11-2005, 03:52 PM
Go Ninja. :bounce:

lunahielo
01-11-2005, 10:44 PM
Rogi~~:bounce:

Yoda
01-11-2005, 11:10 PM
Go Rogi Go :bounce:

lina_seta
01-11-2005, 11:27 PM
weeehhhh just back for the tennis season opening hehehe
Roger just got his first title... cruising through =)... hope he takes this trophy home, but it doesnt matter as the australian open is coming next =D

Go ROGERRRR!!! of course

lunahielo
01-12-2005, 12:58 AM
Should be starting soon.....

lunahielo
01-12-2005, 01:07 AM
anybody here ???

Whistleway
01-12-2005, 01:13 AM
hey luna ~~!!

lunahielo
01-12-2005, 01:15 AM
Hey~~! It was getting lonely here... :)

SUKTUEN
01-12-2005, 01:19 AM
I support Roger !!!!!!!!! :bounce:

lunahielo
01-12-2005, 01:21 AM
Hi..Suktuen

lunahielo
01-12-2005, 01:39 AM
Looks like Roger-3, Gaudio-2
First set

Whistleway
01-12-2005, 01:41 AM
yeah.. he got broken too :( but, he broke back ;)

lunahielo
01-12-2005, 01:47 AM
Not doing his thing....:(
Having some trouble it seems

Going over to GM thread

lunahielo
01-12-2005, 01:57 AM
Gaudio took first set...7-5

Dirk
01-12-2005, 02:00 AM
It's ok Ninja don't over do it. Just take it easy. Save your best for Oz. :)

fightclubber
01-12-2005, 02:38 AM
second set???

fightclubber
01-12-2005, 02:45 AM
Tell me guys
Im here almost 1 am!!!
COMON ROGER
YOU CAN DO IT, SILVY

lunahielo
01-12-2005, 02:52 AM
Well, Roger took the match. From reports, he seemed a bit shaky~~maybe he was just a little too relaxed.

Skyward
01-12-2005, 02:55 AM
I hope he's not killing himself. Roger, don't go for 20-18 win in the third set against Agassi or whoever. This tournament means nothing.

fightclubber
01-12-2005, 02:57 AM
hOW MANY SETS? cAN YOU TELL ME THE FINAL RESULTS? AND AT LAST.. SHAKY? WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
SORRY!!!! IM ASKING TOO MUCH!

SILVY

Skyward
01-12-2005, 02:58 AM
Silvy, Roger won in three sets 5-7, 6-1, 6-4

Daniel
01-12-2005, 03:00 AM
:lol: well done Roger, poor Gaston :hug:

fightclubber
01-12-2005, 03:04 AM
Skyward AND DANY AND LUNAHIELO
THANKS! A LOT
DANY, WHAT CLOTHES WAS ROGER WEARING , NEW LINE FROM NIKE OR SAME AS DOHA,
YES POOR GASTON BUT, EVEN IF HE IS A GOOD PLAYER, HE IS NOT AT THE SAME LEVEL AS ROGER, NOT ON THIS SURFACE

SILVY

lunahielo
01-12-2005, 03:05 AM
Originally posted by Silvy
SHAKY? WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
By that I meant that he wasn't playing his usually great game...More than likely
he was taking it easy~~and experimenting~~since this match doesn't count.

And, no~you are not asking too much. :)

Dirk
01-12-2005, 03:08 AM
Well, Roger took the match. From reports, he seemed a bit shaky~~maybe he was just a little too relaxed.
Yeah it's hard to win a match playing from a lawn chair with an ice tea in one hand. ;)

fightclubber
01-12-2005, 03:09 AM
By that I meant that he wasn't playing his usually great game...More than likely
he was taking it easy~~and experimenting~~since this match doesn't count.

And, no~you are not asking too much. :)

THANKS FOR THE EXPLANATIONS! A LOT
WELL ITS OK IF HE TOOK THIS EXHIBITION THIS WAY. ITS JUST A WARM UP, NO POINT.
SO ANDRE AND ROGER WON
LETS WAIT FOR DAVID OR TIM AND ANDY?? Srichaphan was too tired at chenai after carlos Moya defeated him. Lets see if he can with Andy... but I doubt it.

Hopefully David will win. Will be great if Roger can "practise with him". As Roger always name David as one of the best oponent he had... will be a good way to messure (play... practise) his tennis
silvy

Daniel
01-12-2005, 04:19 AM
PAradonr pull e out coz an injury , i wanna see how tim and Andre play?? I agree there is not point in wating energies , at the end he won :)

does anyone know who is his next opponent?

Björki
01-12-2005, 05:37 AM
well done Rogi :D

Daniel
01-12-2005, 06:44 AM
In the semis Roger faces Tim

Go Roger :yeah:

babsi
01-12-2005, 07:01 AM
A rabbit trying to hunt down a tiger - sounds like a story from > Winnie the Phoo<

Silvy - I can´t take my eyes off your postes anymore :)

Daniel
01-12-2005, 07:24 AM
:lol: who is Winnie then??

SUKTUEN
01-12-2005, 09:25 AM
Confrat Roger~~
Save your match~~ ;)

fightclubber
01-12-2005, 10:58 AM
A rabbit trying to hunt down a tiger - sounds like a story from > Winnie the Phoo<

Silvy - I can´t take my eyes off your postes anymore :)

LOL
thanks"""""" :worship: :worship: :wavey: :wavey: :wavey: :wavey: :angel: :angel: :angel:

lunahielo
01-12-2005, 11:04 AM
Wonderful avatar pic, Silvy~~~ :)
Love the look on his face!

Art&Soul
01-12-2005, 11:08 AM
WELL DONE ROGER, TIM Is easy one, DUDE? C'mon NINJA :D

^Sue^
01-12-2005, 11:08 AM
Federer is Fantastic!

SUKTUEN
01-12-2005, 11:20 AM
Be careful Roger~~

Don't hurt your body~~

fightclubber
01-12-2005, 11:22 AM
Wonderful avatar pic, Silvy~~~ :)
Love the look on his face!
I couldnt resist to it. So from now on you will have to read my post !!!!!!!!!!!! :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

lunahielo
01-12-2005, 11:36 AM
Originally posted by fightclubber~
So from now on you will have to read my post !!!!!!!!!!!!
I always do, Silvy~~
:haha:

fightclubber
01-12-2005, 11:45 AM
NEWS form Kooyong site.
So Roger Wont play today? Tomorrow against tim? Why?

silvy
Kooyong Classic Thursday's Schedule of Play/Results



The Kooyong Classic is off to a flying start with some of the biggest names in world tennis posting wins in the first round to guarantee a bumper line up for Saturday's final two matches.

Andre Agassi was impressive in his first round win against Nicolas Massu 6/1 7/6 and he will meet Andy Roddick for a place in Saturday's final.

Roger Federer, the world number one, produced some of his trademark tennis after a slowish start against the 2004 French Open Champion, Gaston Gaudio, eventually warming to the task and claiming a 5/7 6/1 6/4 win.

Federer will take on Tim Henman for a spot in Saturday's final after the Brit took advantage of a slow start by defending champion David Nalbandian to win in impressive fashion 6/1 7/5.

Powerful American Andy Roddick showed his class against world number 21 Ivan Ljubicic, replacing Paradorn Srichaphan who had to pull out of the event with a wrist injury, with a brilliant start to the tournament winning 6/1 6/4.

Thursday features the semi final between the American pair of Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick which should prove to be a great match.

Thursday, January 13th

11.00am Centre Court

Gaston Gaudio vs David Nalbandian

Andre Agassi vs Andy Roddick

Nicolas Massu vs Ivan Ljubicic

Fergie
01-12-2005, 11:59 AM
Well done Rogi :worship:

Good luck against Tim in the next match :)

SUKTUEN
01-12-2005, 12:24 PM
good luck my dear roger :D

avocadoe
01-12-2005, 02:10 PM
i think he play today, too?

jtipson
01-12-2005, 02:20 PM
NEWS form Kooyong site.
So Roger Wont play today? Tomorrow against tim? Why?

silvy

I think this is how they normally schedule it:
Wednesday: four matches (every player plays once)
Thursday: three matches: one winners' semi-final; both losers' semi-finals
Friday: three matches: the other winners' semi-final; play-offs for 5th and 7th position
Saturday: two matches: play-offs for 3rd and 1st positions (i.e. the final)

SUKTUEN
01-12-2005, 02:22 PM
Do anyone know the time of Roger play ? :wavey:

yanchr
01-12-2005, 03:31 PM
I couldnt resist to it. So from now on you will have to read my post !!!!!!!!!!!! :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:
OMG silvy...you are really killing me :o THE smile is out of this world :o

I've been looking at this pic (in your avatar) for the last whole evening and still couldn't move my eyes away, and now you bring it up again, and force me to look at it almost everday...You really have to make up for my potential cost caused by my mind distraction :o ;)

Suktuen, Roger will play on Friday :wavey: The actual time will be delivered tomorrow I think.

fightclubber
01-12-2005, 03:51 PM
yanchr]OMG silvy...you are really killing me :o THE smile is out of this world :o

I've been looking at this pic (in your avatar) for the last whole evening and still couldn't move my eyes away

GO THE PHOTOS THREAD. I ADDED IT BIGGER AND BETTER FOR OUR PLEASURE. DONT YOU THINK THIS WILL BE VOTED THE SEXIEST ROGER PIC OF JANUARY??
:haha: :bigclap: :smooch: :hug: :haha: :smooch: :hug: :yeah:

yanchr
01-12-2005, 03:59 PM
GO THE PHOTOS THREAD. I ADDED IT BIGGER AND BETTER FOR OUR PLEASURE. DONT YOU THINK THIS WILL BE VOTED THE SEXIEST ROGER PIC OF JANUARY??
:haha: :bigclap: :smooch: :hug: :haha: :smooch: :hug: :yeah:
See it already :D Thanks :kiss:
Nah, it's the cutest:hug: maybe cutest also means sexiest for you ;) I have to admire the photogragher :worship: the can't-be-better timing. I don't think Rogi put on THE smile too long ;)

ste
01-12-2005, 05:56 PM
GO THE PHOTOS THREAD. I ADDED IT BIGGER AND BETTER FOR OUR PLEASURE. DONT YOU THINK THIS WILL BE VOTED THE SEXIEST ROGER PIC OF JANUARY??
:haha: :bigclap: :smooch: :hug: :haha: :smooch: :hug: :yeah:

hmmm what have he looked at?? ;) perhaps something really adorable...

I think it won't just be the sexiest pic of January first someone has to take a sexier one - will be a difficult mission....IMO :hearts:

SUKTUEN
01-13-2005, 04:38 AM
friday ? I need to wait~~

Dirk
01-13-2005, 04:42 AM
Let's face it. Roger vs. Andy in the finals. Henman can't hurt Federer with his game on this surface. If Roger beats Andy yet again that could really mess Andy up in the head if they happened to meet in the finals of Oz.

WyveN
01-13-2005, 05:16 AM
It depends if Roger takes the match seriously or decides to further experiment.
Roddick looks to have improved his fitness over the off season just like Agassi and Hewitt so if it is the final it should be interesting.

Daniel
01-13-2005, 07:42 AM
Good luck!!! :kiss: :worship:

Dirk
01-13-2005, 07:52 AM
roger did no fitness work he said. :( I hope he does it before the spring masters. I think he will just keep himself at his current level which will be more than good enough.

SUKTUEN
01-13-2005, 08:34 AM
I love to watch Roger vs Andy !!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

^Sue^
01-13-2005, 10:18 AM
SEXIEST?

fightclubber
01-13-2005, 10:25 AM
Seems my coment on Roger being sexy was not the best. But I think he is a sexy guy, mean, he is cute, has a nice body. smile, deep eyes. He is cute. But we latins like the word sexy. DO not take it bad. Its not a bad comment about Roger at all.
silvy

SUKTUEN
01-13-2005, 10:30 AM
I think Roger is sexy!~~~ :hearts:
He has wonderful hair , wonderful smile~~~ :bounce: :bounce:

and a great kind heart~~~ :hug: :hug:

His true love to Mirka is so great~~ :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

Fergie
01-13-2005, 10:58 AM
Good luck Rogi againts Tim :bigclap:

Doris Loeffel
01-13-2005, 11:06 AM
Good luck Roger!!!
You know you can beat Tim even though he seams to be in good form too!!

SUKTUEN
01-13-2005, 11:12 AM
GO Roger my dear!!!!!!!!!!

Sophie1030
01-13-2005, 02:12 PM
COME ON!ROGER :bounce:

ytben
01-13-2005, 04:16 PM
Good luck Rogi! But save your best stuff for your next tourney please :bounce:

lina_seta
01-13-2005, 11:16 PM
yup... the AO ismuch more important =).. playing in a couple mins i think... ROGER!!!

hey daniel u like michelle kwwwwaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnn?!!!

fightclubber
01-13-2005, 11:39 PM
how many hours to start kooyong?

any ideas of final drwas for AO???

silvy :worship:

WyveN
01-13-2005, 11:42 PM
Roger has Santoro in first round then fairly comfortable, Robredo in 4th round. In QF though he has Andre or Jachim Johansson most likely.

Dirk
01-14-2005, 12:24 AM
With them both sadly hurt who know whom he will play. I think he has great draw. I would love to see a Moya Marat semi.

Teemuh
01-14-2005, 01:00 AM
With them both sadly hurt who know whom he will play. I think he has great draw. I would love to see a Moya Marat semi.

I'd rather see a Roger-Anybody semi.

Sophie1030
01-14-2005, 02:16 AM
ROGER defeat TIM 6:4,6:2, will face ANDY in the final! :bounce:

Fergie
01-14-2005, 02:29 AM
Well done Rogi :worship:

fightclubber
01-14-2005, 02:39 AM
Thanks
I was going to go to sleep thinking about this
Im very happy for Roger
-.
So.--- a great day today
I got tickets for the BS AS ATP Fergie-. Just friday satuday and sunday. No Federer but Carlitos Moya, Nadal, Gaudio, Nico.... will be enought

silvy

Fergie
01-14-2005, 02:47 AM
I got tickets for the BS AS ATP Fergie-. Just friday satuday and sunday. No Federer but Carlitos Moya, Nadal, Gaudio, Nico.... will be enought

silvy
Great :D ... I will buy my tickets online the next week, for saturday and sunday ;) ... I want to see Carlos, Gaston, Nico y Feńa there :)

RogiFan88
01-14-2005, 02:54 AM
Cool, guys, you're going to Bs As tourney... what about Vina, Fergie? Sounds good to me!!

Say Hola to Alex C for me!

Yay, Rogi won easily v. Tim today... in the heat... I predicted a hot AO this year... So Rogi plays Pandy in the Final on Sat? What time is the match?

Vamos, Fernando, in the Auckland Final -- win your first title of 2005!!

Fergie
01-14-2005, 02:56 AM
Cool, guys, you're going to Bs As tourney... what about Vina, Fergie? Sounds good to me!!
I will be there all the days ... I get a free week in the work :angel:

Good luck Rogi against Andy :bigclap:

SUKTUEN
01-14-2005, 03:08 AM
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh

I very wanted to watch Roger vs Andy!!!! :bounce: :fiery:

lsy
01-14-2005, 04:57 AM
So he beat Tim 6-4 6-2? Wow.

and Andy next? ok I take back what I said, Roger you have to win tomorrow :p :lol:

Now he just have to win all the next 8 matches, no way out unfortunately :banana: :o

Skyward
01-14-2005, 05:05 AM
and Andy next? ok I take back what I said, Roger you have to win tomorrow :p :lol:



Hope it's not best of 5, lol

WyveN
01-14-2005, 05:14 AM
yeah a win over Andy would be nice just to keep that psychological edge but the result is actually not that important and it will be good for Roger to face someone with a big serve as he has a few of those in his quarter.

SUKTUEN
01-14-2005, 07:12 AM
Oh, I really want to watch~~ :sad:

Daniel
01-14-2005, 07:18 AM
Good luck in the final :yeah:

babsi
01-14-2005, 07:31 AM
Good morning Daniel :)

Good luck Roger!!!!!!!!!

SUKTUEN
01-14-2005, 07:41 AM
Good Luck on AO MY Roger !!!! :D :D :D :D :devil:

Daniel
01-14-2005, 12:42 PM
Hello Babsi and Suktuen :wavey: :smooch:

RogiFan88
01-15-2005, 03:25 AM
Hola, Daniel y los otros fans de Rogi:

Rogi d Pandy 64 75!!!

Now get some rest and be ready for the AO!!!

Lee
01-15-2005, 03:28 AM
;) Is this the real thread, RogiFan?

Congrat Rogi!

Billabong
01-15-2005, 03:31 AM
Rogi:woohoo: awesome job, keep it up:cool:

Sophie1030
01-15-2005, 03:39 AM
Well done!! Roger!! Now prepare well for AO!!! :bounce:

lsy
01-15-2005, 03:56 AM
Good, 1 down, 7 more to go :scared:

I honestly would rather Rogi lost some matches here :o

:wavey: Lee, is this your first post in Rogi's forum ;)

lizfederer
01-15-2005, 04:09 AM
It's great to see him winning all this matches, but guys do you think it will be difficlt for him the AO after winning all these matches? im kind of worried, i will be too much right? well the good thing is that he's ROGER FEDERER THE BEST PLAYER IN THE WORLD, AND HE CAN DO IT!

Dirk
01-15-2005, 04:10 AM
Yep congrats Roger.

lsy
01-15-2005, 04:12 AM
It's great to see him winning all this matches, but guys do you think it will be difficlt for him the AO after winning all these matches? im kind of worried, i will be too much right? well the good thing is that he's ROGER FEDERER THE BEST PLAYER IN THE WORLD, AND HE CAN DO IT!

I'm worried but there will be others who's going to tell you he will be fine in AO ;)

yanchr
01-15-2005, 04:15 AM
Just enjoy another win against the Duck guys :bounce:

BELIEVE in Rogi!

lina_seta
01-15-2005, 04:22 AM
yup ROGER WONNN WOHOOOO it got me worried all those fake scores in the main thread ¬_¬... i was going to die....
just hope roger wins the AO too and be undefeated up till then =)

WyveN
01-15-2005, 04:44 AM
I just got home and decided to read the livescoring thread in GM instead of checking the result as those are always interesting in Roddick-Federer matches. Well that was a.......mistake :o

Glad Roger won although I agree he might have been more motivated/cautious if he had lost a match here, he might get overconfident. Anyway I will see a replay of this match later in the evening and will post a report.

lina_seta
01-15-2005, 04:49 AM
I just got home and decided to read the livescoring thread in GM instead of checking the result as those are always interesting in Roddick-Federer matches. Well that was a.......mistake :o

Glad Roger won although I agree he might have been more motivated/cautious if he had lost a match here, he might get overconfident. Anyway I will see a replay of this match later in the evening and will post a report.

lol.. a mistake hahaha.. thats why a thread dedicated to the real accurate results was posted

WyveN
01-15-2005, 06:20 AM
ROGER FEDERER:
Q: Roger, perfect preparation for you?
A: Yeah. Even with a loss it would have been a good preparation as well, but now it's a great preparation so confidence is high. I surprised myself by winning this tournament, honestly, because exhibitions sometimes I'm not the best at doing that but I really had the feeling I played two good matches now and already after yesterday I felt that my game is ready to go and today I proved it again.

Q: Roger, comparing to the Grand Slams you won last year, do you feel in a more confident frame of mind going into this one than you did then because you are on such a winning run?
A: It's different this year because last year I got here with no coach and the people were wondering how this will be, put a lot of pressure on myself, and also myself it was a different situation and everybody wanted to help in a way and I have to sort out how I'm going to actually manage the situation myself so I feel much, much better coming in this year's Australian Open than last year, even though the pressure is here to defend it.

Q: How is the situation with Tony this week because he only seemed to arrived here today. Have you been talking on the telephone?
A: Well, I called him, I think yesterday, to see when he's coming in because I wasn't quite sure whether he was coming today and he said he would be happy to come and see the match.

Q: Has he watched your other matches on TV?
A: The ones at Kooyong down here this week?
Q: Yes.
A: I don't know. You have to ask him, I haven't caught up with him.
Q: If he watched them would it make you uncomfortable that he was - - -
A: To what?

Q: I'm joking, but you sound like you don't know whether he watched or not and whether he sat at home watching and making diagrams and taking notes, do you think he was being too serious?

A: No, the thing is it's just basically started so I think we are going at it very easily and we will see how everything is going to work out. I didn't even know he was going to come today but then he said last night: look, I'm arriving at 12.00 and I think I can make it, so I said: okay, if you want to come it's nice but I don't expect you to and we sill see next week how it's going to work, I can't tell you.

Q: Have you worked out where these 10 weeks are going to be in the calendar? Would eight of them be the slams?

A: I never said 10 so we will see how many weeks it will be because again it depends on how I play. It's going to be more the weeks where I'm not going to be playing a tournament he will be next to me.

Q: So it is preparation work?
A: The slams I wouldn't really count them. If he's there, he's there maybe playing seniors but it's more the weeks where I'm practicing where it's for me and him interesting.

Q: If you are going to be practicing with him, does that mean you are going to have to come to Australia a lot or he is going to - - -

A: He is ready to come almost wherever I am at, which is good to know for me because he knows I can't do the trip down to Australia every time and if we get together most likely we have to spend at least a week together because otherwise it's not worth it maybe for him flying 24 hours or for me, so we will see how it works out really.

Q: What do you see as your greatest threat to defending your title starting next week?
A: Player?
Q: Player, condition, what do you see?
A: It's the whole thing together because there is enough good players around there, pressure is there.

Q: Is there any one thing?
A: The heat is there, the five setters are there, so there's many things you have to overcome to win a Grand Slam.

Q: In terms of physical demands, do you view this as the toughest of the four with theheat factor?

A: Well, every Grand Slam has its difficult parts - Wimbledon has the rain; French Open has the long rallies; Australia has got the heat and America the humidity really and the crazy city and crazy conditions, very windy at times, so I have experienced them all and I think it will be unfair to say this will be the most difficult one. I suppose they say it's the US Open so I got to feel that also last year.

Q: Apart from you wanting a coach to look at small areas of your game, where you think they might need to be improved? Do you think having a coach, even if it's on paper, will stop people offering their advice to you, you won't have a case of having too many eyes on your game?

A: Yes. You mean the offers will stop coming in now?

Q: Yes.

A: Yes, that will happen.

Q: And will that be a relief?

A: I think that will happen because that happened when they heard that there was talk about Tony and then when they heard Tony said no the letters - how do you say - the box was full of letters, so now I guess it will stop again.

Q: Is it a big distraction for you?
A: No, because I have my mind set, I had it on Tony and it is true he said no in the first place but he considered and I'm very happy; I think it's up to me who I want to work with and who is available and not actually this is really offering their services.

Q: When did you make the first approach?
A: Last year. It was in the beginning of the year and then, I don't know when we caughtup the first time, at Wimbledon briefly, and we started to talk after Wimbledon quite seriously because I knew he told me at beginning of the year: look, until end of the year nothing is possible for me.

Q: Could you quantify what he actually brings to Team Federer?
A: Quantify?
Q: Quantify.
A: I don't understand quantify.

Q: Well, just say what qualities.

A: Is that the same word?

Q: Just say what qualities and what knowledge he brings to you?

A: Well, I think we all know he's got unbelievable experience as a player, as a coach, and those factors already bring an incredible amount of knowledge to the game and to a player like me so how important is how I can use it or how we are going to go at it.
Also if it's just a few weeks it's going to work with me, I get the time to talk to him, that is in itself very interesting for me.

Q: Years ago when you were with Peter, did you know him then?

A: Tony?

Q: Yes.

A: "Hello", that's all because he was with Rafter and Tony didn't do that many weeks I think with Rafter either so didn't see him that much and we would just see each other and you are in your team and don't really talk.
Q: Roger, there was a lot of speculation in here in the papers about your secret visit to
Sydney. Can you tell us more about that?
A: It was not that secret; I was open about it. I was there for two weeks practicing with him, played tennis for two weeks and he was my condition trainer. I did the buildup here instead of doing it in Switzerland so I haven't been back home since mid-December.

Q: Was that conditioning work better here because you are in the middle of the Summer rather than in the winter?

A: Makes it easier and just because there is the two of us, you don't have the distraction of maybe other players being there. In Switzerland the tension is so big so when I go to another country it's much more quiet, I can really focus on the work itself even though we try everything also back in Switzerland but I think we get together very slowly, me and Piere Paganini, my condition trainer, and we did great work even though he was just here for five days. It was a hell of a trip for him but I'm happy he did it because I
only had two weeks, don't forget it was not like a month so I have to catch up with some more condition work later on in the year.

Q: We hear a lot about Andre's preparations and running up and down sand dunes in the desert, how much of your work is actually done in the gym, how much is done on the running track and how much is done on the tennis court?


A: I think tennis players - I can speak in general - we have to do everything: we have to be explosive, we have to have the endurance, we have to be strong so we have to also do the weights, so I see myself doing 50 per cent in the gym than outside so outside I can either go for a run or on the court, exercises.

Q: And then how much with an actual racquet in the hand and a ball going across the net?

A: During those two weeks, for instance?

Q: Yes.

A: Probably like nine or 10 days or so because the first few days I really want to get ready to actually be able to practice because I had taken a three week vacation after Houston.
Q: Do you expect to make this tournament a regular part of your preparation when you play in Australia?

A: I really got the feeling during today's match that this is actually a good place to come back to also next year and also in the future so I would definitely consider this tournament very strongly. I hope Colin Stubbs invites me again.


That last sentence shows what a nice humble person Roger is, he is probably being begged to turn up to these exhbitions and minor tournaments yet he still says he hopes to be invited ;)

lsy
01-15-2005, 06:28 AM
Q: Could you quantify what he actually brings to Team Federer?
A: Quantify?
Q: Quantify.
A: I don't understand quantify.
Q: Well, just say what qualities.
A: Is that the same word?


:haha: :hug: Rogi....so honest and funny.

This interview seems to focus on Roche much more than the match itself. Interesting to read that he had approached Roche since beginning of last year.

Thanks Wyven for posting. Hope to read your report soon. You'd been here long enough to know what to expect in GM Fed/Andy scores thread ;)

Dirk
01-15-2005, 06:28 AM
:lol: They would be the ones begging. Roger is so modest. I can't believe this kind is a great champion. They don't make em like this anymore. Thanks Wyvern. I hope Tony works with him during the clay season which I really think will happen. Looking forward to seeing him in Ninja's box.

SUKTUEN
01-15-2005, 07:45 AM
Congrat my dear Roger !!!!! :yeah: :yeah: :yeah:

Take a good rest before AO !!! :smooch: :hug:

ste
01-15-2005, 08:30 AM
:woohoo: congrats Rogi :woohoo:

was it a "real fight"?? more serious than against Tim?

violet coley
01-15-2005, 08:39 AM
Federer wins again
January 15, 2005 - 5:44PM

On paper it was a tennis match that didn't necessarily mean a lot to either player.

But for world No.1 Roger Federer, winning is always better than losing, especially on the eve of the first grand slam championship of the year.

At Kooyong on Saturday, Federer beat Andy Roddick 6-4 7-5, making the most of a rare opportunity to experiment on his closest rival in the world rankings.

Federer clearly had the advantage over Roddick, his smoother stroke-making and court coverage easily countering the American's power game.

"Even if I had lost it would have been a good preparation," Roddick said.

"But I won and it was good to be able to try some things when there was no title to play for."

As the top two players in the world, Federer and Roddick rarely meet except in the final days of a tournament when fooling around can be costly.

Federer, the defending Australian Open champion and the holder of three grand slam titles, said he could hardly imagine a better lead in to the championship than the one he had in this event, particularly with his new coach Tony Roche making an unscheduled appearance at courtside.

"I surprised myself by winning this tournament because exhibitions sometimes I am not the best at doing," he said.

"But I really had the feeling I played two good matches ... I feel my game is ready to go."

At last year's Australian Open Federer cruised to victory, despite being without a coach.

But this year he goes into the championship under the guidance of the former Australian Davis Cup player who he employed late last year.

"Last year I arrived here with no coach and people were wondering how this will be," Federer said.

"I feel much, much better coming into this year's Open, even though the pressure is there to defend the title."

Roddick also regarded the experience as beneficial - even if it made his 1-8 record against Federer more lopsided.

"I thought Roger and I hit the ball pretty well today," Roddick said.

"I felt like I was playing well in my other two matches, so I feel prepared.

"I'm ready, I'm excited and I'm anxious for the tournament to start."

Roddick, however, is more anxious for his start to the Open to be on Tuesday rather than Monday.

During the second set he twice called for assistance of the trainer after jarring an ankle.

The American said he would prefer to have an extra day to be sure the minor injury was right, but would be ready no matter what.

"The ankle's not serious because it didn't get any worse," he said.

"I jammed it a little bit and could feel it, but it was manageable."

He said he believed he had made the correct decision to continue to play, despite the injury.

Federer begins his Open defence against Fabrice Santoro of France while Roddick's challenge gets underway against Irakli Labadze of Georgia.

Fedex
01-15-2005, 08:43 AM
:woohoo: congrats Rogi :woohoo:

was it a "real fight"?? more serious than against Tim?
I dont think it was. The Roddick match was in straight sets, and only took just over an hour of play, so that sounds like a one sided match to me.

RonE
01-15-2005, 09:00 AM
Congrats Rogi :yeah:

Hope you enjoyed the fun, now the real work begins......

Daniel
01-15-2005, 10:11 AM
Congrats Roger :worship:

Colosseo
01-15-2005, 10:34 AM
Well that's so greet!

Fergie
01-15-2005, 10:40 AM
Well done Rogi :worship:

Daniel
01-15-2005, 10:46 AM
inst that sweet when he beats Andy :lol:

Mrs. B
01-15-2005, 11:09 AM
:banana: :banana: :banana:

iliketennis
01-15-2005, 11:11 AM
If anyone has been watching on tv, i think roger has put on a few pounds. He looks good! :D

Fedex
01-15-2005, 12:25 PM
inst that sweet when he beats Andy :lol:
It always makes a tournement victory even more sweet when he beats Roddick along the way. :)

Dirk
01-15-2005, 04:49 PM
He didn't do any condition training over the break so many he had a nice christmas dinner. :) Is Duck fattening?

Daniel
01-16-2005, 08:26 AM
mmm i tihnk so :p

yanchr
01-16-2005, 12:21 PM
A: I really got the feeling during today's match that this is actually a good place to come back to also next year and also in the future so I would definitely consider this tournament very strongly. I hope Colin Stubbs invites me again.


That last sentence shows what a nice humble person Roger is, he is probably being begged to turn up to these exhbitions and minor tournaments yet he still says he hopes to be invited ;)
Well, just in OUR eyes. I believe many else will think umm Roger is being fake again :o :rolleyes:

Anyway Rogi :yeah:
Thanks WyverN :)