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ytben
01-19-2005, 10:02 AM
Two BPs for Rogi now! C'mon Rogi!!!! Please break him back here!

Purple Rainbow
01-19-2005, 10:03 AM
Rogi broke back with a magnificent forehand passing! But he really needs to focus more. Suzuki is playing out of his mind!

ytben
01-19-2005, 10:04 AM
YEAH!!!!! What a half volley reflex passing shot to break back from Rogi :worship:

fightclubber
01-19-2005, 10:08 AM
Cmon Rogi Break againnnnnnnnnnn
CONCENTRATION C mon!

Silvy

ytben
01-19-2005, 10:10 AM
Rogi broke again! :D :D :D

Now serve out the set here please Rogi!

tschaeggy
01-19-2005, 10:11 AM
Rogi has the right touch now, come on!!!!!!!!!!
set!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!6:3
yeahhhh

Puschkin
01-19-2005, 10:11 AM
Is the AO Scorboard slow for you as well? But Roger took the set. I refrain from complaining;)

ytben
01-19-2005, 10:12 AM
And he got it!!! :D :D :D

Two more sets to go. C'mon Rogi, keep going! :bounce:

fightclubber
01-19-2005, 10:12 AM
BRAVO, BRAVO!
Maybe he needed some time to see how Motorbike name play!
Is Roche there? And MirKA?
cLOTHES COLORS?? PLEAAASSEEEEE

sILVY

fightclubber
01-19-2005, 10:14 AM
ao SOCREBOARD. IS ALMOST NOT WORKING HERE. bUT i WENT TO THIS PAGE
REFRESH AND YOULL SEE THE SCORES.
iTS FASTER , ESPECIALLY IF YOU REFRESH EVERY 5 SECONDS AS iM DOING

sILVY
http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/index2.html?refresh

Peoples
01-19-2005, 10:15 AM
This set was awesome! First the fantastic start by Suzuki forcing Federer to his very best. The best moments were on Suzuki's serve when he got into the net, hit a deep good volley to Federer's forehand, put away down the line by the great man. He learned from that and his next 2 volleys were as good, going deep to Federer's backhand, only to be put away as comfortably by Roger's backhand, down the line :lol:

Set point was really funny too :D

SUKTUEN
01-19-2005, 10:15 AM
OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :boxing:

GOD PLease Plase Help Roger !!!!!!! :worship: :worship: :worship:

ytben
01-19-2005, 10:17 AM
Rogi is getting tons of practice in the passing shot department. This motor guy is very good at the net and has a nice serve too. He has got quite few aces already.

SUKTUEN
01-19-2005, 10:18 AM
My Roger please Fight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ytben
01-19-2005, 10:20 AM
BRAVO, BRAVO!
Maybe he needed some time to see how Motorbike name play!
Is Roche there? And MirKA?
cLOTHES COLORS?? PLEAAASSEEEEE

sILVY

Yes both Tony and Mirka is there. Rogi is wearing the blue shirt, white short, and blue velvet shoes combo again

Puschkin
01-19-2005, 10:20 AM
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iTS FASTER , ESPECIALLY IF YOU REFRESH EVERY 5 SECONDS AS iM DOING

sILVY
http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/index2.html?refresh

You are right, thanks :)

fightclubber
01-19-2005, 10:21 AM
bUT tIMOTHY hENMAN GOES A LOT TO THE NET, AND ROGER HAD DOMINATED HIS GAME FOR A WHILE. WHAT DOES MOTORBIKE NAME DIFFERENT? BESIDES THE SERVICE?
IS HE FAST? CAN ANTICIPATE ROGI MOVES?
VAMOS ROGER
SILVY

fightclubber
01-19-2005, 10:23 AM
Yes both Tony and Mirka is there. Rogi is wearing the blue shirt, white shirt, and blue velvet shoes combo again

LOL
THANKS
AQUAMAN ATTACKS AGAIN! HEEEEEEEEEE :D ;) :worship:

SUKTUEN
01-19-2005, 10:23 AM
Roger and Mirka is so beautiful~~ :D

Peoples
01-19-2005, 10:29 AM
Wow, Suzuki is awesome. If he played his serve-volley game like that all the time, I'd say it's a level higher than Henman's. On serve I mean.

ytben
01-19-2005, 10:32 AM
bUT tIMOTHY hENMAN GOES A LOT TO THE NET, AND ROGER HAD DOMINATED HIS GAME FOR A WHILE. WHAT DOES MOTORBIKE NAME DIFFERENT? BESIDES THE SERVICE?
IS HE FAST? CAN ANTICIPATE ROGI MOVES?
VAMOS ROGER
SILVY

They have never met before. With Tim Rogi kinda knows what to expect so to speak. Tim lately doesn't chip & charge in every opportunity too. This guy does. He is playing really well here, made quite some nice shots.

SUKTUEN
01-19-2005, 10:35 AM
Is Roger be tired? :unsure:

GOD~~~PLEASR HELP Roger~ :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

fightclubber
01-19-2005, 10:38 AM
cMON rOGER. BREAK THE MOTORBIKE MAN. YOU CAN.
JUST USE YOUR MIND.
AQUAMAN MIND IS SO POWERFUL. PLEASE, BREAKE HIM NOW"!!!!!

SILVY

ytben
01-19-2005, 10:38 AM
Two straight aces from Suzuki! :eek: Another unreturnable serve to go 40-15

C'mon Rogi!

tschaeggy
01-19-2005, 10:38 AM
Is Roger be tired? :unsure:

GOD~~~PLEASR HELP Roger~ :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

no worry, not yet!! he's getting "hotter"!
3:4 suzuki, but roger now to serve!

Peoples
01-19-2005, 10:40 AM
Suzuki is serving a lot faster and better than Henman, volleying much more aggressively and hardly making any unforced errors. This is a real challenge for Roger.

Peoples
01-19-2005, 10:41 AM
Now Federer is like trying too hard but putting in too much power, that's not good :sad:

SUKTUEN
01-19-2005, 10:43 AM
My dear Roger!!!!

Keep Clam !!!!! God !!! Please!!!!! Please save Roger!!!! :worship: :worship:

tschaeggy
01-19-2005, 10:46 AM
3 breakchances, yesssssssss

tschaeggy
01-19-2005, 10:47 AM
he's happy, smiles

ytben
01-19-2005, 10:47 AM
WHAT A SHOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Around the net post passing shot. Rogi broke! :worship:

tschaeggy
01-19-2005, 10:50 AM
roger to serve for the set!! yessssssssssssssssssss done!!

Peoples
01-19-2005, 10:51 AM
The best 2 sets of tennis this year, without a doubt.

ytben
01-19-2005, 10:52 AM
Rogi got the second set! :D :D :D

One more set to go. Keep going Rogi! :bounce:

I am impressed by this Suzuki guy btw. Really refreshing to watch a good S/V in play again.

tschaeggy
01-19-2005, 10:52 AM
oh yes, how right you are, peoples, best 2 sets! :-)

Dirk
01-19-2005, 10:59 AM
His net % is going down and Roger is getting to him. He won't last much longer. Roger does have this problem with unknown players. He played a very good two sets. Very few errors and a good amount of winners, but you can't beat a great ground player always coming to the net on this surface.

ytben
01-19-2005, 11:00 AM
There was an insect on the court just now. Rogi was being so gentle with it :)

Suzuki outaced Rogi at the moment, 7-4 or 7-5 :eek:

fightclubber
01-19-2005, 11:02 AM
cORIA TOLD TO ARGENTINE TV YESTERDAY THAT WHEN PLAYING WITH BERDYCH. A FLY WENT RIGHT ON HIS MOUTH AND ALMOST IT IT.
HE DID THE SHOT AND THEN TAKE IT OUT! :D

ytben
01-19-2005, 11:02 AM
Rogi made such a stupid error, he let out a high pitch shriek then just smiled at the stupidity of it :lol:

BP down, phewwww saved by a great FH winner. Deuce C'mon Rogi!!!! :bounce:

fightclubber
01-19-2005, 11:03 AM
AD FEDERER.. VAMOS ROGER
VAMOS :worship:

SUKTUEN
01-19-2005, 11:04 AM
GOD please please listen my pray!!! :angel:

Please bless Roger!!!!! :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

Dirk
01-19-2005, 11:05 AM
Roger is fucking around too much. :rolleyes: kill the fly and kill the player!!!!!!!! :fiery:

SUKTUEN
01-19-2005, 11:07 AM
GoDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

PleaseEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :sad:

Peoples
01-19-2005, 11:09 AM
I have a feeling that no other top 10 player could take a set from Suzuki, he's been that good. And your prediction, Dirk, is just a guess because Suzuki has done nearly nothing wrong so far and is very much "in" it.

Peoples
01-19-2005, 11:11 AM
Basically I mean you don't need to be a good ground player if you're so successful aggressively at the net.

fightclubber
01-19-2005, 11:13 AM
VAMOS ROGER, VAMOS
BRAKE HIM YOU CAN DO IT. YOU HAVE A STRONG MIND.
I KNOW YOU CAN HANDLE! VAMOS
:worship:

tschaeggy
01-19-2005, 11:14 AM
come to the chat at rogi's side?? http://www.rogerfederer.com/chat/index.php3

Dirk
01-19-2005, 11:14 AM
Passer, great passer. I've looked at the stats and the guy is playing a clean match but his stats at the net are not good. Roger has made lots of roads on his serve but not enough. Just hope Roger amps it up and ends it.

Peoples
01-19-2005, 11:15 AM
Oh I know what the difference is. For like a year I haven't seen anyone play completely his own game on both serves, dictate play against Roger. But Suzuki does and Roger has to adapt to it. Nobody else has been capable of forcing him so much.

Dirk
01-19-2005, 11:17 AM
Easy hold for Federer.

Dirk
01-19-2005, 11:18 AM
I take my hat off to that guy. He is playing very well. Maybe this test is good for Federer. Help keep his mind sharp. 0-30. Let's see what Ninja does here.

Dirk
01-19-2005, 11:21 AM
Ninja is making his work very hard on his serves. Bonds well for the breaker if it gets that far.

SUKTUEN
01-19-2005, 11:21 AM
ROGER KEEP CLAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GOD PLEASE BLESS Roger~~~ :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

fightclubber
01-19-2005, 11:27 AM
Hi Dirk
Welcome
Love your reporst the other day!

ytben
01-19-2005, 11:30 AM
Yeah this guy is playing really well. When he was down on BPs, he came up with great serves to save them.

0-30, thanks to a bad call on Rogi's favor. C;mon Rogi let's break him here!!!! :bounce:

SUKTUEN
01-19-2005, 11:32 AM
Roger !!! You can do it !!!!!

fightclubber
01-19-2005, 11:32 AM
he broke
vamos sever for set roger
cant wait to see this game
guess ESPN latin will show it in 4 and half hours,. Ill be working. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Vamos roger

Champion!!!!!

Peoples
01-19-2005, 11:33 AM
Suzuki seems quite short also but look at his massive and accurate serve.

fightclubber
01-19-2005, 11:36 AM
wowowoowowwoowowowowow he won
vamos federer
cant wait to see the press conference, well no press conference will be shown here but if any one find it soon, post it
Will be glad to see what roger has to say about this game
Thanks for all the repots

silvy

Dirk
01-19-2005, 11:36 AM
His brave run has come to an end. :bigclap:

fightclubber
01-19-2005, 11:38 AM
statics? how long was the game?
silvy

Dirk
01-19-2005, 11:39 AM
http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/stats/day7/1201ms.html

Great clean match by both men. Looking forward to taping it. This test was I suppose the best for Roger. I suspect he will have a easier time with The Fin.

ytben
01-19-2005, 11:40 AM
Rogi won :woohoo: :woohoo:

What a game from Rogi to serve it out :worship: :D

Jim just interviewed Rogi. He mentioned this is definetely the best men match so far, and I COMPLETELY AGREE! :D

Peoples
01-19-2005, 11:42 AM
Better make that the best 3 sets I could imagine from a match like that. Woohooo what a match. Suzuki was about 48/96 at the net or something. Quite unreal to happen in a Federer match. Great opportunity for Roger to show all he can.

Suzuki :bigclap:

Puschkin
01-19-2005, 11:47 AM
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Great clean match by both men. Looking forward to taping it. This test was I suppose the best for Roger. I suspect he will have a easier time with The Fin.

I taped it and will watch it tonight, looking forward to it very much. I fully agree, Dirk, it is not so bad to be tested in the 2nd round of a grand slam tourney. It was me who was worried about a too easy draw up to the QF. ;)

The stats are very clear, though, 50 winners for Roger, 29 for Suzuki. But stats don't always tell the whole story.

Nieminen also knows to volley, if I remember correctly.

SUKTUEN
01-19-2005, 11:50 AM
Congrat Roger !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :hearts: :hearts:

You are the best!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Thankyou my God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :worship: :worship: :worship: :angel:

Fergie
01-19-2005, 11:51 AM
Well done Rogi :banana:

lsy
01-19-2005, 11:51 AM
This has got to the best match anybody had played Roger so far. Scores doesn't tell it but the tennis. Too good to watch.

This Suzuki motor is REALLY good! He's doing the same like what Rogi always does to others, mixing things up and looks like a really good s/v player we seldom get to watch these days. He has a good mix of serves too, and those body serves is troubling Roger a lot. Very very well played, Suzuki :worship: and for Roger to still come out in straights set win :worship:

I really haven't seen any top players able to play Roger in such refreshing and entertaining way for the past year. You can clearly see Rogi was really happy and almost emotional and mumbling his way through when courier interview him :lol:

and my god that shot around the net post!!! how ridiculous can it get???

novanora
01-19-2005, 11:57 AM
This has got to the best match anybody had played Roger so far. Scores doesn't tell it but the tennis. Too good to watch.

This Suzuki motor is REALLY good! He's doing the same like what Rogi always does to others, mixing things up and looks like a really good s/v player we seldom get to watch these days. He has a good mix of serves too, and those body serves is troubling Roger a lot. Very very well played, Suzuki :worship: and for Roger to still come out in straights set win :worship:

I really haven't seen any top players able to play Roger in such refreshing and entertaining way for the past year. You can clearly see Rogi was really happy and almost emotional and mumbling his way through when courier interview him :lol:

and my god that shot around the net post!!! how ridiculous can it get???
Suzuki has very good serving, good sense of approaching the net, even the returning is stunning. The match is pretty close, that Japanese did produce many chance. :eek: :eek:

As to Roger, another amazing match as usual :worship: congrats!!

Dirk
01-19-2005, 11:57 AM
Next time Ninja won't be so nice. I WANT HIM TO GET REALLY RUTHLESS NOW. I WANT HIM TO WASTE ANDRE IN 3 SETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :fiery:

WyveN
01-19-2005, 11:57 AM
This has got to the best match anybody had played Roger so far. Scores doesn't tell it but the tennis. Too good to watch.


I agree, wish I went to the stadium but was affraid it might be to one sided.



This Suzuki motor is REALLY good! He's doing the same like what Rogi always does to others, mixing things up and looks like a really good s/v player we seldom get to watch these days.


The commentators said that the reason Suzuki is ranked so low is because he spends a lot of the time playing in Japan where he is very famous and gets paid a lot. If he spent time on the main tour he would probably be within the top 30.



You can clearly see Rogi was really happy and almost emotional and mumbling his way through when courier interview him :lol:

and my god that shot around the net post!!! how ridiculous can it get???

Amazing shot, one of the best I have seen, the ball was almost rolling.

babsi
01-19-2005, 11:58 AM
wHAT A GREAT MATCH!

After the first set you got the feeling Roger is going to win it.
Suzuki made him play great shots all the time - since he won it, it was great!

I hope that was THE MATCH, that allways comes along to test Roger in a Grand Slam -now back to normal crazy.

Respect to Susuki - no one else would have beaten him today.

Sophie1030
01-19-2005, 12:01 PM
Well done! Roger! It's definitely a tough test!! :bounce:

lsy
01-19-2005, 12:05 PM
oh WyveN...what a waste, that atmosphere was great too.

Man this will be a tape other top players will keep and play it again and again to analyse it. But Rogi Rogi Rogi...what can you say about him, I have no words. I was just wondering how in the world have I not heard about Suzuki before WyveN, especially he's from Japan. What a pity really.

I read before the match, some of Suzuki quotes when he sounded like he's prepared, he knows what he should do and HE REALLY DID!!! Well done really, like Rogi said, thanks to Suzuki, he plays a huge part in making this match really entertaining.

SUKTUEN
01-19-2005, 12:20 PM
ROGER you are the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

novanora
01-19-2005, 12:20 PM
oh WyveN...what a waste, that atmosphere was great too.

Man this will be a tape other top players will keep and play it again and again to analyse it. But Rogi Rogi Rogi...what can you say about him, I have no words. I was just wondering how in the world have I not heard about Suzuki before WyveN, especially he's from Japan. What a pity really.

I read before the match, some of Suzuki quotes when he sounded like he's prepared, he knows what he should do and HE REALLY DID!!! Well done really, like Rogi said, thanks to Suzuki, he plays a huge part in making this match really entertaining.
isy, i had thought it could be a slaughter to Suzuki. I did hear about this Japanese, he entered the GS main draw many times, but never watch his match for a chance. Not many ones dare to choose serve-volley to play against Roger, except Henman I guess? coz Roger will pass them to the hell. But this Suzuki has stunning serving, over 210km/hr, and quick reaction to the net. what surprise me is he also made some amazing angle of forehand and backhand lines, which pretty much higher than his ranking.

and i remember he made some incredible net drop, which Roger can only smile it off :lol:

BTW, can you post Suzuki's quote here?

lsy
01-19-2005, 12:30 PM
isy, i had thought it could be a slaughter to Suzuki. I did hear about this Japanese, he entered the GS main draw many times, but never watch his match for a chance. Not many ones dare to choose serve-volley to play against Roger, except Henman I guess? coz Roger will pass them to the hell. But this Suzuki has stunning serving, over 210km/hr, and quick reaction to the net. what surprise me is he also made some amazing angle of forehand and backhand lines, which pretty much higher than his ranking.

and i remember he made some incredible net drop, which Roger can only smile it off :lol:

BTW, can you post Suzuki's quote here?

Nov, I totally agreed.

You know, I was at work and almost thought of just missing it, thinking probably will be one sided but for some reason, at close to 7pm, I thought, no I need to watch this match, and I just told my client and rushed home to catch from 2nd set onwards. man...what did they say about women's instinct? ;) :lol:

Rogi said he hopes to play this guy again too and I think he's very pleasantly (of course he won, if he didn't, wouldn't be that pleasant ;) ) surprised.

I'll try to find it nov.

WyveN
01-19-2005, 12:32 PM
Not many ones dare to choose serve-volley to play against Roger, except Henman I guess? coz Roger will pass them to the hell. But this Suzuki has stunning serving, over 210km/hr, and quick reaction to the net. what surprise me is he also made some amazing angle of forehand and backhand lines, which pretty much higher than his ranking.


Some of the tough volleys Suzuki made was of a higher class then what Tim has produced, some of the passing shots to.

yanchr
01-19-2005, 12:37 PM
WHAT A MATCH BY BOTH PLAYERS :worship::worship:

YOU JUST CAN'T MISS IT

Mrs. B
01-19-2005, 12:37 PM
i missed parts of it esp. the second & third, as i am still at work and was kept diverted from the tv screen, but this Suzuki guy really tested Roger! Even Ai Sugiyama was watching the match with his group.

how he played in the first set i was nervous about an upset, but thank God it was not meant to be. *big sigh if relief*

Well done, Roger! :woohoo:

yanchr
01-19-2005, 12:43 PM
Some of the tough volleys Suzuki made was of a higher class then what Tim has produced, some of the passing shots to.
:eek::eek::eek: HOW COULD YOU MISS IT LIVE IN THE STADIUM...... sigh...

I think quite bunches of his volleys are better than Tim's. We can judge Tim's volleys by general rules, but we just can't do so to this man's volleys. It's of such high quality in a weirdly good and far more entertaining way

WyveN
01-19-2005, 12:44 PM
Hope you didnt miss the "round the netpost shot" Mrs B!

novanora
01-19-2005, 12:49 PM
Nov, I totally agreed.

You know, I was at work and almost thought of just missing it, thinking probably will be one sided but for some reason, at close to 7pm, I thought, no I need to watch this match, and I just told my client and rushed home to catch from 2nd set onwards. man...what did they say about women's instinct? ;) :lol:

Rogi said he hopes to play this guy again too and I think he's very pleasantly (of course he won, if he didn't, wouldn't be that pleasant ;) ) surprised.

I'll try to find it nov.

your instinct does precise :p I just want to watch how Roger slaughter a Japanese, but God, this is a really good tennis match! And you should also watch the 1st set, he even broke Roger :eek: and like you saw, he did have many chances to break again. Suzuki kept that level in 3 sets all the time, though he didn't win any set, but all of the 3 are very very tight.


Rogi said he hopes to play this guy again too and I think he's very pleasantly (of course he won, if he didn't, wouldn't be that pleasant ;) ) surprised.
of course this guy is worthy to play again. I bet few of those top players can beat him, if he keeps playing like today. And this match is pretty wonderful, good tennis, worthy for us to watch too, much better than two top clay match players play baselines. :D

novanora
01-19-2005, 12:54 PM
:eek::eek::eek: HOW COULD YOU MISS IT LIVE IN THE STADIUM...... sigh...

I think quite bunches of his volleys are better than Tim's. We can judge Tim's volleys by general rules, but we just can't do so to this man's volleys. It's of such high quality in a weirdly good and far more entertaining way
agree, same quick as Tim's, but better angle, and much "sharper" if you say. And did you watch he played two weird short drop front of the net?? this is incredible! :lol: he even waved his hands and seems to apologize to Roger

Mrs. B
01-19-2005, 01:01 PM
Hope you didnt miss the "round the netpost shot" Mrs B!

i did miss that, but i'm sure Swiss tv will show that tonight in their sports news.

love those flick of the wrist bh cc. :worship:

there was also this shot in the first set where Roger retrieves a volley from Suzuki and he was in a ridiculous position from the back, you'd think he'd miss it, but Roger puts it away with a fh crosscourt. :worship:

yanchr
01-19-2005, 01:01 PM
And did you watch he played two weird short drop front of the net?? this is incredible! :lol: he even waved his hands and seems to apologize to Roger
:lol: Yeah, what can I say to that guy...He is funny...Was he feeling sorry to play such a Rogi-like shot against Rogi :lol:

That was toooooooo good couple of shots :worship: Even I was laughing around...

yanchr
01-19-2005, 01:16 PM
i did miss that, but i'm sure Swiss tv will show that tonight in their sports news.

love those flick of the wrist bh cc. :worship:

there was also this shot in the first set where Roger retrieves a volley from Suzuki and he was in a ridiculous position from the back, you'd think he'd miss it, but Roger puts it away with a fh crosscourt. :worship:
ya, and the match point, almost the same :worship:

Be sure to catch it-the play of the day, Eva :wavey:

novanora
01-19-2005, 01:24 PM
:lol: Yeah, what can I say to that guy...He is funny...Was he feeling sorry to play such a Rogi-like shot against Rogi :lol:

That was toooooooo good couple of shots :worship: Even I was laughing around...
i laughed too :lol: he is a Japanese, but as so good tennis and funny behavior, i did have positive impression of him ;)

another amazing shot is in the 2nd game of 3rd set, when Roger played two big angle forehand into two different corners of the baseline, he had thought he already another great winner. but surprise both me and him, and you all, this Suzuki runs very fast and saved that seemingly-impossible ball!! more surprised, he made a very difficult running forehand crossing the court, which Roger realized too late, and missed it! This is one of the most fabulous shots in the match.

I admit my mood is quite low from yesterday, after watching David's shitty 1st round performance :mad: but thanks Roger and Suzuki also, this wonderful match cheer me up a little :worship:

fightclubber
01-19-2005, 01:30 PM
Well I havent seen the match but I suffer a lot. I posted lots of pics and seems at the end ROGER SCREAM, and JUMP and was as happy as other times when winning an ATP tournament. I guess he really enjoyed the match and it mades adrenaline run faster than ever in the last year.
I cant wait to see this tape OR If not, part of it on TV news.
Silvy

yanchr
01-19-2005, 01:37 PM
I admit my mood is quite low from yesterday, after watching David's shitty 1st round performance :mad: but thanks Roger and Suzuki also, this wonderful match cheer me up a little :worship:
Hey, pls cheer up ;) David's still there safe ;) or just join us in Rogi's magic :wavey:

lsy
01-19-2005, 01:43 PM
another amazing shot is in the 2nd game of 3rd set, when Roger played two big angle forehand into two different corners of the baseline, he had thought he already another great winner. but surprise both me and him, and you all, this Suzuki runs very fast and saved that seemingly-impossible ball!! more surprised, he made a very difficult running forehand crossing the court, which Roger realized too late, and missed it! This is one of the most fabulous shots in the match.


:lol: yeah, that was really funny when I saw Rogi suddenly realised that shot is coming back and had to turn back and ran for it, made it though but still lost the point later. Those are the times it's just like Rogi is playing vs himself How he always makes his opponents play one more shot.

Just too many great shots this match, from both players :worship: I really hope everybody here gets to watch it, truly entertaining and high quality.

Nov, I can imagine how you're like yesterday, tough match ahead tomorrow :o

avocadoe
01-19-2005, 01:48 PM
"I really haven't seen any top players able to play Roger in such refreshing and entertaining way for the past year. You can clearly see Rogi was really happy and almost emotional and mumbling his way through when courier interview him "

[B]Can anyone tell me where Jim Courier's interview can be read?

RonE
01-19-2005, 02:01 PM
What a great match!

I do feel that it is good that Rogi was tested- he showed he has utter focus and dedication to get the match done in straight sets. Had Suzuki played the way he did against Safin or Roddick they would have been tied in knots.

Roger's level of play was just brilliant and it bodes well for his next match(es) to be able to raise his game at the right time and be fully confident.

novanora
01-19-2005, 02:06 PM
Hey, pls cheer up ;) David's still there safe ;) or just join us in Rogi's magic :wavey:
do you mean i should give him up? no, still far away, maybe i will wait to when his serving is lower even than Elena's, then i will give him up :p
And i am already in the Rogi's magic club, your VIP guest memember ;) :hug:


Nov, I can imagine how you're like yesterday, tough match ahead tomorrow
When I saw him serves like playing badminton into a pillow and baskets of errors, i want to cut his ass, slice it into pieces and bake them by slow fire :mad: :devil:

千万别告诉我们那里的慈喜,否则我就完了,死无葬身之地 :p

yanchr
01-19-2005, 02:22 PM
do you mean i should give him up? no, still far away, maybe i will wait to when his serving is lower even than Elena's, then i will give him up :p
And i am already in the Rogi's magic club, your VIP guest memember ;) :hug:
I wasn't asking for that much :tape: As far as I know you...:o ;)
Welcome :hug: even Rogi's your 2nd choice, you just can't resist his brilliance in tennis...Well I'm not saying your David is not brilliant :tape: ;)
When I saw him serves like playing badminton into a pillow and baskets of errors, i want to cut his ass, slice it into pieces and bake them by slow fire :mad: :devil:

千万别告诉我们那里的慈喜,否则我就完了,死无葬身之地 :p
:haha::haha: I know everything is possible with you...

Puschkin
01-19-2005, 02:41 PM
And i am already in the Rogi's magic club,...

I also tried to resist for some time: useless efforts, welcome :wavey:

ste
01-19-2005, 02:50 PM
Then there is that solitary gent. He wouldn't be playing. While his 127 mates do that, this man from Mars — or wherever it is possible to suspend a few widely understood laws of physics while turning something as mundane as hitting a fuzzy ball with graphite and kevlar into a sublime symphony — would be composing yet another masterpiece. So much for Roger Federer's game.

The other, played at stratospheric levels, has but a solitary practitioner, unafraid of the heights, untouched by earthly vincibility. :worship:

Scaling the Everest without oxygen boosters might seem easier! ;)

thx for the article! it's a great one...:hug:

fightclubber
01-19-2005, 02:51 PM
Hey, pls cheer up ;) David's still there safe ;) or just join us in Rogi's magic :wavey:

I know David did not play his best game. IF I do not remember bad, I saw him tofday on tv inteview here in Argentina. He said it was hard, the he got a bit lost sometimes and IF i do not remember bad, other times they play together the matches were hard ( David lost??) Anyway, I think David is a strong player, ask Roger! Guess he is still dealing with the lost of his father. Must be something hard to pass. And worst to keep your head on focus.
Hope he can do it again today. As well as Guillermo.
Silvy

jtipson
01-19-2005, 03:07 PM
"I really haven't seen any top players able to play Roger in such refreshing and entertaining way for the past year. You can clearly see Rogi was really happy and almost emotional and mumbling his way through when courier interview him "

[B]Can anyone tell me where Jim Courier's interview can be read?

Someone on tennis-x msgboard transliterated it:
http://www.tennis-x.com/xboard/viewtopic.php?t=67

babsi
01-19-2005, 03:19 PM
Thanks for the link,jtipson :)

ste
01-19-2005, 03:33 PM
:sad: after reading all your posts I am really jealous I couldnt watch this match.... :sad:

SUKTUEN
01-19-2005, 03:54 PM
Roger take a good rest~~~~

Doris Loeffel
01-19-2005, 04:10 PM
:sad: after reading all your posts I am really jealous I couldnt watch this match.... :sad:

You really missed something - but check TSI 2 tonight at 23.45 I'm sure they are going to show the highlights of the match.

Great tennis from both players!! The Standing Ovation was well deserved.
Congrats to both!!

SUKTUEN
01-19-2005, 04:56 PM
:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

Raquel
01-19-2005, 05:34 PM
Well done Roger :D :worship:

He stayed so cool when the pressure was on. Good luck on Friday, Rogi :yeah:

Mrs. B
01-19-2005, 05:55 PM
Someone on tennis-x msgboard transliterated it:
http://www.tennis-x.com/xboard/viewtopic.php?t=67

thanks, Jo, great read!

Clara Bow
01-19-2005, 06:49 PM
Yea! I had to come home to walk the dog during lunch and ESPN is showing the Federer-Suzuki match (tape delayed of course). I'll be able to Tivo it and watch it tonight.

RogiFan88
01-19-2005, 10:24 PM
Well, Rogi, you were pushed, but I think it was good for you to play Suzuki's S&V game... he showed a lot of character and good humour!

Does anyone think Rogi was a little distracted or off?? He didn't look that sharp to me but hopefully he will tighten up his game vs. Jarkko on Fri.

VAMOS, ROGI!!

fightclubber
01-19-2005, 11:01 PM
I could see the game. Im glad Roger played so well. And he did not loose respect for the insects and, more. he was relaxed and enjoyed it. The surely cut here some parts and for sure they did not show any interview after the game. But TO my eyes I found this things.
Roger is expressing a bit more what he feels. I like it, JUST a simply gesture or a some words.
Id love to know what did he said on the first game. NO IDEA, the stupid latin reporters of the game talked and they did not even understood him. But roger talked a lot.
Happiness was all I saw on Rogis face when he did the shot so close to the net
Suzuki. A gentleman. How nice , like asking sorry a couple of times and the way he said bye to the public.
Roger energy at the end of the game, when he won, looks a bit like the energy when he won the us open.. That scream, jump, , floor.... incredible
Silvy

fightclubber
01-19-2005, 11:04 PM
One more thing, I saw Riche, Mirka, the personal trainer( name??? do not remember) but Im a bit confused. The other guy in Doha, who was? I confused the names. One is thin, the other is a bit fat. Roger said this part of the year he did not work the physical part but , the guy that was with Mirka today.. was or was not the presonal trainer ( I have a lagoon, cannot rememebr the names of both of the guys on the team

silvy

euroka1
01-19-2005, 11:07 PM
That was a pretty classy match from both players that I saw this afternoon on television. They showed that there was more to tennis than a massive serve. Shall probably not watch Roddick-Rudeski. That will probably be largely ugly.

Shy
01-20-2005, 02:11 AM
Does anyone think Rogi was a little distracted or off?? He didn't look that sharp to me but hopefully he will tighten up his game vs. Jarkko on Fri.

VAMOS, ROGI!!
He did look a little distracted or asleep especially in the beginning.

Art&Soul
01-20-2005, 03:00 AM
WELL DONE ROGI, a little trouble but finally you master it well with your exceptional shots :wavey: GOOD LUCK on FRIDAY :banana: :rolls:

novanora
01-20-2005, 03:07 AM
I also tried to resist for some time: useless efforts, welcome :wavey:
Thanks, Puschkin :lol::hug:
i have already been a member for long time, it's just Isy and Yanchr want me to be a formal member, not a guest :p

TenHound
01-20-2005, 03:13 AM
This is my first post, though I've been lurking (aka reading) for awhile. I agree w/Shy etc. I thought Roger looked very unsettled today and I'm concerned. Meanwhile, Safin is sipping mint juleps & sharpening his knives during his cakewalk to the semis. He smelled blood in 20-18 tiebreak in Houston. The outcome of that is 50-50. Hope Roche has given him some advice on it.

What concerns me is that it looks like he hasn't settled in w/Tony yet. It looks like Tony advised him to be more aggressive, but it's not really suited to his personality, or he hasn't grown into it yet; hence his game is unsettled right now. He looks ungrounded for the first time in recent yrs.

If anyone missed Roger's last summer match v. Baggy, coming up in 4th round - Baggy is a sweet kid from Cyrprus who won one set. (Marcos Baghdatis) Enjoyable to watch, but no pushover & will be good warm-up for 1/4 w/AA or JJ.

(Speaking of Safin, goddamn ESPN for not showing upcoming match of the Mad Bomber v. the Midget (Safin @6'5"-Rochus @5'5"). Sounds like fun; much moreso than this tedious runs of AR's bashball & Hewitt. When are they going to figure out they aren't selling deodorant?)

novanora
01-20-2005, 03:16 AM
Someone on tennis-x msgboard transliterated it:
http://www.tennis-x.com/xboard/viewtopic.php?t=67

Thanks jtipson. very interesting to read this interview again :lol: And good luck to Roger against Jarkko, around the net post again? no kidding :lol:

Dirk
01-20-2005, 04:02 AM
I haven't seen the whole match yet but Roger never played this guy before and it took him awhile to adjust to his style. Roger made 10 errors and hit 50 winners. I don't think we can say he looks unsettled unless he has problems with Jarko. I say 4 breaks and no breaks against Roger. Roger will only get better, it's still early yet.

Dirk
01-20-2005, 04:19 AM
ESPN JUST SHOWED ROGER HITTING WITH ROCHE!!!!!!!!! :worship:

There were many fans and Shriver was there talking. Roche was moving very well. Just a nice hitting season. Glad Roger went out there for a practice today. I didn't think he would practice till later tonight. Very impressed. :bounce:

SUKTUEN
01-20-2005, 05:31 AM
Congrat Roger !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My Tennis King!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WyveN
01-20-2005, 05:40 AM
This is my first post, though I've been lurking (aka reading) for awhile. I agree w/Shy etc. I thought Roger looked very unsettled today and I'm concerned.


I think he looked eager and very sharp. Suzuki played a great match but Roger raised his game and won. Suzuki would give a lot of players problems yesterday and beat a lot of top players imo. That Roger was able to get through in straight sets is a credit to him.


Meanwhile, Safin is sipping mint juleps & sharpening his knives during his cakewalk to the semis. He smelled blood in 20-18 tiebreak in Houston. The outcome of that is 50-50. Hope Roche has given him some advice on it.


While a in form Safin would be very hard to beat on this surface, he can't play Roger until the semi finals and you can't say someone as unstable as Marat will definetly make the semis no matter how well he is playing. Hrbaty could definetly trouble him. Besides Roger has Andre/Jachim first.


What concerns me is that it looks like he hasn't settled in w/Tony yet. It looks like Tony advised him to be more aggressive, but it's not really suited to his personality, or he hasn't grown into it yet; hence his game is unsettled right now. He looks ungrounded for the first time in recent yrs.


We all have our different opinions but personally I havent seen Roger play so well in the opening few rounds of a slam, perhaps Wimbledon last year. As Dirk said he will probably only get better for the upcoming matches which is a great sign.

Peoples
01-20-2005, 05:44 AM
agree, same quick as Tim's, but better angle, and much "sharper" if you say. And did you watch he played two weird short drop front of the net?? this is incredible! :lol: he even waved his hands and seems to apologize to Roger
They were frame shots, the ball touched the upper part of the frame and not so much on strings, causing the ball to bounce very low, so a mishit and apology.

Dirk
01-20-2005, 06:16 AM
Sorry but I disagree about Safin. He is even more vulnerable to pace chemistry than Andre. Roger will get into his head pretty easily IMO. First though he has the Fin.

Skyward
01-20-2005, 06:58 AM
I think Roger is looking very good. He's serving and returning well, his winners- errors ratio is great, he's hitting amazing shots from the baseline, and his net game is sharp.

novanora
01-20-2005, 07:03 AM
They were frame shots, the ball touched the upper part of the frame and not so much on strings, causing the ball to bounce very low, so a mishit and apology.
i agree with the first one, coz i saw the ball touched the frame, and made a very weird short drop. But not the second one, this is a quick one, Suzuki plays the second drop shot front of the net only by his good instinct. Roger can't reach it because it's too short, a very wonderful shot! And then Suzuki waved his hands again, and smile to Roger :lol: seems to say:"oh, sorry. but even myself didn't imagine how i can make this shot" :lol:

Daniel
01-20-2005, 09:29 AM
Good luck vs Jarko~!!!! :worship: :bounce:

jtipson
01-20-2005, 10:11 AM
One more thing, I saw Riche, Mirka, the personal trainer( name??? do not remember) but Im a bit confused. The other guy in Doha, who was? I confused the names. One is thin, the other is a bit fat. Roger said this part of the year he did not work the physical part but , the guy that was with Mirka today.. was or was not the presonal trainer ( I have a lagoon, cannot rememebr the names of both of the guys on the team

silvy

The thin, dark-haired guy is Reto Staubli, his friend and training partner (was also a pro); the bigger balding guy is Pavel Kovac, his physio. His *trainer* is Pierre Paganini, who's bald, has glasses and is very fit-looking (and scary imo). You don't see him in Roger's box because he doesn't travel with him generally - although they were together Australia before Christmas I believe.

fightclubber
01-20-2005, 10:19 AM
The thin, dark-haired guy is Reto Staubli, his friend and training partner (was also a pro); the bigger balding guy is Pavel Kovac, his physio. His *trainer* is Pierre Paganini, who's bald, has glasses and is very fit-looking (and scary imo). You don't see him in Roger's box because he doesn't travel with him generally - although they were together Australia before Christmas I believe.

YES Reto!! I did not see him in DOHA, but he is always with Rogi. And Pavel. Do not remember Pierre, than was my confussion
Thanks for the info

Silvy

jtipson
01-20-2005, 10:20 AM
By the way, if anyone wants to watch web highlights of Roger's matches, be sure to check out this site daily http://www2.sfdrs.ch/sport/spak_sendung.php. They also have an archive of previous programs. It's much better quality imo than the Eurosport excerpts.

The program and commentary is in German (with a nice Swiss accent!), and the interviews with Roger are Swiss-German. Even though I can understand the commentary I only get about a quarter of what Roger says ;)

SUKTUEN
01-20-2005, 10:59 AM
Roger will play in 12:00 noon

Fergie
01-20-2005, 12:08 PM
Roger will play in 12:00 noon
No chances to see Roger playing again :rolleyes:

Hopp Rogi :bigclap:

jtipson
01-20-2005, 12:18 PM
He's on third (after Safin), so I expect it won't be until at least 2pm, probably later.
I just hope it's over by the time I get up :)

Art&Soul
01-20-2005, 12:28 PM
i shoud have a day off to see Rogi's match tomorow, i want to watch his brilliant movement again. Hey boss, i'm ill tomorow :D

ytben
01-20-2005, 01:21 PM
12 PM??? Gosh I hope Rogi can win easily and fast. And he'd better wear a hat or something. I have seen too many players surrendered to the heat in this AO.

Shy
01-20-2005, 01:25 PM
What concerns me is that it looks like he hasn't settled in w/Tony yet. It looks like Tony advised him to be more aggressive, but it's not really suited to his personality, or he hasn't grown into it yet; hence his game is unsettled right now. He looks ungrounded for the first time in recent yrs.

?)
I disagree. I do think that he looks distracted, but not ungrounded. It was the first time that he plays Suzuki, so he had to adjust to it.He also has a different games than a lots of players. Usually, Roger
is a little more shaky in the early round. I do think that he is sharper than last year at the US Open and the Australia open in the early round. A few things in his should be tighten up though

RogiNie
01-20-2005, 01:44 PM
By the way, if anyone wants to watch web highlights of Roger's matches, be sure to check out this site daily http://www2.sfdrs.ch/sport/spak_sendung.php. They also have an archive of previous programs. It's much better quality imo than the Eurosport excerpts.

The program and commentary is in German (with a nice Swiss accent!), and the interviews with Roger are Swiss-German. Even though I can understand the commentary I only get about a quarter of what Roger says ;)

Thanx for the link!! I love that Swiss accent, i'm happy i can understand it a bit. But Roger speaks a little to fast for me ;)

avocadoe
01-20-2005, 01:45 PM
welcome TenHound...like your style of post...colorful...I think Roger is looking fine, sharp when needs be, and I imagine his game will keep on coming up. That said, I'm taking it a match at a time :) go Roger vs Jakko

Purple Rainbow
01-20-2005, 01:56 PM
Hi! I don't think anybody has posted the Federer-Nieminen Head2Head yet. So here it is:

Federer 5-0 Nieminen

2004
Dubai, Hard, S
U.A.E.
Hard S Federer 7 6 6 2

2003
Vienna, Hard, Q
Austria
Hard Q Federer 6 3 6 3

2003
Munich, Clay, F
Germany
Clay F Federer 6 1 6 4
2003

Marseille, Hard, R16
France
Hard R16 Federer 6 3 6 3

2002
Moscow, Carpet, R16
Russia
Carpet R16 Federer 6 1 6 4

As you can see, Nieminen has never been able to take a set off Federer, and quite frankly, I'd be surprised if Jarkko will do it tonight.

ytben
01-20-2005, 02:07 PM
Thanks for the H2H Stefan! :kiss: I was about to ask for them since I can't open the ATP site to check myself(my internet sucks :rolleyes: ).

5-0 and all straight sets win for Rogi. Hopefully the trend will continue tomorrow ;) . Good luck Rogi :bounce:

Anybody know what's the weather forecast for tomorrow? Is it going to be another scorching hot day again?

Blaze
01-20-2005, 02:43 PM
I feel so happy for everyone that you guys get to watch all these exciting matches. I haven't seen any and won't be doing so unless someone take pity on me and sell me a DVD/VHS of some of Feds matches.

P.S Hi Pinky :wavey:

yanchr
01-20-2005, 03:00 PM
Hi, TenHound, Welcome :wavey:

But I don't agree that Rogi was shaky and unsettled in the last match. You just can't call him shaky while he actually put on such a brilliant and shining performance. You can't expect him to crush his opponents every single time, actually a match of this kind is way more fun to eyes and entertaining to fans. I'd want bunches of that than the so-called big match between big names which actually turns out to be a boring meal. Rogi was obviously having fun out there, so was I :D You should learn to enjoy it :wavey:

The last working day this week, they have Rogi in my afternoon :fiery::fiery: OK, they'd better put on the replay this time :rolleyes:

I surely believe Roger will go through with relative ease ;)

SUKTUEN
01-20-2005, 03:41 PM
If the first two match play fast~~

Roger may be play 1 PM :devil:

I mean HK time :worship:

RogiFan88
01-20-2005, 04:47 PM
VAMOS, ROGI!!!! Extend that great h-t-h vs. Jarkko!

RogiFan88
01-20-2005, 04:52 PM
Actually, I think Rogi was distracted by the bugs...

VAMOS, ROGI!

TenHound
01-20-2005, 05:22 PM
To clarify, I thoroughly enjoyed Rog's last match. Absolutely delightful. More fun than watching another match v. Hewitt or AR. But I'm nervous about Safin, all the moreso since he has Rog's old coach. Add to that that Rog got rattled when #2xx served to his body & came in. Add that to Safin's power....

But obviously Rog's vastly stronger mentally, as even the Houston tiebreak showed. I'm heartened by everyone's confidence and will try to feel moreso myself, remembering to compare this to his other early round matches rather than looking ahead. Great contests coming up next week to be sure w/Nadal & JJ still around to test the vets.

Mrs. B
01-20-2005, 07:11 PM
i shoud have a day off to see Rogi's match tomorow, i want to watch his brilliant movement again. Hey boss, i'm ill tomorow :D

my luck we don't have work tomorrow, i can stay at home and watch Roger's match without any distractions. :lol:

Hopp, Roger!

Jimena
01-20-2005, 07:23 PM
To clarify, I thoroughly enjoyed Rog's last match. Absolutely delightful. More fun than watching another match v. Hewitt or AR. But I'm nervous about Safin, all the moreso since he has Rog's old coach. Add to that that Rog got rattled when #2xx served to his body & came in. Add that to Safin's power....

I'm with you TenHound. I'm a little concerned, because although he had a lot of unbelievable shots yesterday, I thought Roger was a little off. But then I think at how bad he looked in Toronto last year- specially against Johansson in the semis-, and how he was able to raise his game when it mattered (in the final against Roddick) and my confidence in Roger's mental strength returns. I'm hoping he has an easy match today.

BTW, does anyone know if Roger's post match interview is posted anywhere? I haven't seen in in the official Aus Open website...

Mrs. B
01-20-2005, 07:42 PM
i think jtipson posted a link somewhere where he got interviewed by Courier on court right after he beat Suzuki.

i was also looking for his interview at the AO site but, nada!

RonE
01-20-2005, 07:57 PM
I did not see any weakness from Roger in the Suzuki match- especially considering it was so early in the tournament, I think this was the most brilliant and focused 2nd round GS match that I have seen Rogi play- Suzuki was that good, Roger just had to respond.

He will definitely pick up the things he needs to pick up especially in the later rounds- and because Suzuki's game is so unorthodox and in-your-face and it was the 1st time they played it took Roger about half of the 1st set to get used to it and figure out how to deal with it- that was why he was unsettled.

RogiFan88
01-20-2005, 08:51 PM
Vamos, Rogi!! Keep on going, babe!

Vamos also to TommyR, Feli, Marat and Gaston!

avocadoe
01-20-2005, 09:38 PM
thanks Mrs. B....still can't spot it, Courier's interviews...since he isn't working for espn, he must be working someplace? oh well

fightclubber
01-20-2005, 10:45 PM
No chances to see Roger playing again :rolleyes:

Hopp Rogi :bigclap:
SIII
you will, Seems ESPN + will show the game at about 1 AM our time (guess we have same time with Chilke, Uruguay has 1 more hour.
So We will see it. I wont sleep well and have to be up at 6 am but Rogi is worth the effort

silvy

fightclubber
01-20-2005, 10:50 PM
thanks Mrs. B....still can't spot it, Courier's interviews...since he isn't working for espn, he must be working someplace? oh well
here you have it


silvy

This evening, Roger Federer beat Japanese qualifier Takao Suzuki 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. It was an amazing match that the score didn't indicate because Suzuki really made Federer play really hard. There were quite a few moments when the normally calm and collected Federer showed emotion-- i.e. talking to himself, screaming in disgust when he missed easy shots, frustrated when he missed Suzuki's many powerful serves.

Anyways, just wanted to give my two cents on the match. Here's the interview that took place on court afterwards w/ Jim Courier:

JC: Roger, you must be awfully disappointed with the level of play you showed today. That was a poor match.
RF: (smiling) Thank you. Yeah...it was a fantastic atmosphere, fantastic match. Thanks to you (points to the crowd) of course.
But thanks to Takao Suzuki. It was very entertaining. I'm very looking forward to the next time I play him.
JC: Now can you imagine this guy, started playing here in the qualifying round. It was such a competitive match against you. You clearly couldn't have expected it. Did you have to raise your game to take him, or was playing just normal good enough?
RF: No, today I had to play a good match to win. Good enough is not enough.
JC: Even from you? Come on! Don't be modest.
RF: (smiles) Even from me. He was up a break in the first set and I had to really play a great breakpoint to get back in the match. Who knows if he keeps playing so well, I could've lost the first set and match but I turned it around so it was good.
JC: Alright, tell us about this one nifty shot around the net. Clearly Roche (Federer's new coach) has been working on that with you right? That's the shot you guys have been practicing?
RF: The forehand on the run...Uh...next to n...next to the post...
JC: Let me translate, around the net post. (laughter heard from the crowd)
RF: Thank you. yes, around the net post. Geez, my emotions are still high (that's why he was stumbling w/ his words). I've been working on that with him for 2 weeks but I'm happy it worked tonight. (lots of laughter from crowd)
JC: Next up is Jarkko Nieminen.
RF: Yeah, you must have checked the draw. I don't look that far ahead. Was just concentrating on this match.
JC: Tell us the strategy. He's not watching. He's asleep right now.
RF: Oh he's sleeping? Okay. (smiles) Uh...I'll play my game.
JC: Which one? From the baseline, from the net, around the net post? What are you going to do?
RF: I'll play... aggressive (laughs). So...yeah, he's a tough competitor. Good player. So let's not joke too much, I don't want to go out in the third round. He's my age. We've known each other for a long time.
JC: Well, thanks for a very enjoyable second round encounter. Best match on center court so far, for sure.

SUKTUEN
01-21-2005, 01:10 AM
Safin match in playing~~

Roger be play before 12 pm noon

Fergie
01-21-2005, 01:23 AM
SIII
you will, Seems ESPN + will show the game at about 1 AM our time (guess we have same time with Chilke, Uruguay has 1 more hour.
So We will see it. I wont sleep well and have to be up at 6 am but Rogi is worth the effort

silvy
Really? Great! :D ... I will wait for the match, it's the same hour here ;)

Hopp Rogi :bigclap:

SUKTUEN
01-21-2005, 01:26 AM
Safin is play the first set now~~

Roger will be the next two ~~

Dirk
01-21-2005, 03:28 AM
Hey guys. I will call all the points for you guys. :)

fightclubber
01-21-2005, 03:32 AM
Ill go to bed
its 1:30 am here
Marat game is hopefully over
Ill go to bed cos Its late BUT Will try to keep my eyes open for Roger
Will be live on ESPN + here in southamerica
GOOD LUCK ROGER.
Sorry If I cannot post like the other day, Dirk. But time is cruel, tooooooolate
Good luck and hope we have a nice game and roger have fun and win

Kisses
silvy

lina_seta
01-21-2005, 03:54 AM
oh so this is the cheering and counting points thread =)....

lina_seta
01-21-2005, 03:54 AM
ROGER ONE BREAK DOWN O_O im gonna die now

lsy
01-21-2005, 04:00 AM
ROGI WAKE UP!!!

It's almost 4pm in Melbourne already!!!

lsy
01-21-2005, 04:04 AM
Rogi's volley sucks so far :o

YES!!! He broke, FINALLY he realised he's on court and not in bed :bounce:

makro120
01-21-2005, 04:13 AM
I haven't seen Roger play this bad since the olympics I think..

lsy
01-21-2005, 04:16 AM
Looking more positive now but still inconsistent and Jakko is playing well. Roche won't be too happy with Rogi's volley today :o

Look kind of nice out there though, blue and yellow shirts from both players on a green court :hearts:

makro120
01-21-2005, 04:20 AM
Jakko is playing much worse than Suzuki, he isn't puting any pressure at all on Federer.

makro120
01-21-2005, 04:21 AM
10 winners and 13 unforced errors from Federer....

Purple Rainbow
01-21-2005, 04:24 AM
Good morning everybody! (And goodnight to my Asian friends!)
Just woke up and started watching this match. Ouch, Roger isn't playing nearly as dominant as he could and should be. Even more, his on court appearance and gestures doesn't look like he really seems to care. He aleady hit 12 unforced errors in set 1.
Well, he just won the 1st set, so the trouble isn't that big, but his game needs to improve if he faces Joachim Johansson!

lsy
01-21-2005, 04:26 AM
Playing much worse than Suzuki can't really tell how Jakko plays considering Suzuki played amazing tennis that day ;)

I love those jumping bh smash from Rogi, just so beautiful to watch...like a dancer!!!

Two more sets, Rogi!

Hi Stefan...it's not really night here in Asia here, only 1.25pm :p

Purple Rainbow
01-21-2005, 04:30 AM
Hi Stefan...it's not really night here in Asia here, only 1.25pm :p

:lol: Stupid me, well I just woke up and I never have my brightest moments before my first cup of coffee! ;)
Roger started the second set in a good way. Nice tennis and an early break. He's facing a bp on his own serve though. And Nieminen just took it. Come on, Rogi!

fightclubber
01-21-2005, 04:32 AM
espn here are showing more interviews from usa tv than the game. THEY SUCK . Why they think we d love to see andy pandy ex trainer talking nonsense stuff than a good match with roger
incredible
ROGER, c mon you can do it better

silvy

makro120
01-21-2005, 04:35 AM
This is horrible tennis, what is Federer doing?

Nymeria
01-21-2005, 04:36 AM
I almost missed the start of the match :o I was awake already, but almost feel asleep again :o

Nymeria
01-21-2005, 04:37 AM
game Roger :) 2-2

Purple Rainbow
01-21-2005, 04:39 AM
Good morning Yvo!
Rogi broke for 3-2. But he's still so darn inconsistent!

SUKTUEN
01-21-2005, 04:40 AM
Roger 6-3 2-2

Nymeria
01-21-2005, 04:41 AM
Good morning Stefan! :yawn: (sorry, still not 100% awake :p)
Come on Roger!!!

SUKTUEN
01-21-2005, 04:42 AM
Ohhhhhhhhh

Roger my sweet heart ~~ :D
Please keep clam~~~ GOD PLEASE BLESS Roger ~~ :worship: :worship:

lsy
01-21-2005, 04:47 AM
Hi everybody...for a while I thought i was alone here :lol:

Yes he is very inconsistent today and obviously isn't too happy with himself as well and getting animated again ;)

Nymeria
01-21-2005, 04:47 AM
5-2 Roger!

and Nieminen stops playing :(

Purple Rainbow
01-21-2005, 04:48 AM
Nieminen retires. That comes as a big surprise to me.
Lucky for Roger, who was very vulnerable today.

I hope Nieminens injury isn't too bad. He's a nice player and one that's great to watch. Hopefully he'll be back on court soon. Get well, Jarkko!

yanchr
01-21-2005, 04:49 AM
Roger:fiery: You'd better not scare me any more :fiery:

GO GO GO :bounce: DAMN I want a TV :fiery::fiery:

yanchr
01-21-2005, 04:50 AM
Oh no...Niemenen withdraw?? Not good for Roger though...:(

Nymeria
01-21-2005, 04:50 AM
Nieminen retires. That comes as a big surprise to me.
Lucky for Roger, who was very vulnerable today.
was a surprise to me as well. Coz Nieminen was playing quite well

lsy
01-21-2005, 04:50 AM
sigh Nieminen retired...that's so not good :sad: :sad:

I don't think Rogi likes that very much at all...

fightclubber
01-21-2005, 04:51 AM
I cannot believe what happened.
Good luck for us cos to my eyes roger forced himself to go to the net and lost lots of good points.
But HOPE he practise and talk this with ROCHE
No time for pics tonight
too late, almost 3 am. But hopefully see you tomorrow
silvy

Nymeria
01-21-2005, 04:51 AM
Oh no...Niemenen withdraw?? Not good for Roger though...:(
Exactly, that's why I don't like it Nieminen retired :(

SUKTUEN
01-21-2005, 04:53 AM
Roger is Win ~Congrat Roger~~~ :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Is Nieminen hurt? :eek:

Mrs. B
01-21-2005, 04:54 AM
Roger played a sloppy match today, 13 ue's on that first set. this is harsh, sorry for jarrko, but probably saved Roger some more bad shots that he usually never misses on a good day. that overhead bh smash was just so beautifully executed, even Jarrko had to applause.
funny to hear him swear in his dialect! never heard him so pissed off about himself!

still, it was sport of him to wait for jarrko before walking out of court together.

now you better concentrate on your next match or else.... :mad:

yanchr
01-21-2005, 04:55 AM
I'm worried now...Roger needs some tough time to get himself tested more :(

I heard he was passed numeral times...is it? Roger, you'd better collect yourself next time :(

Mrs. B
01-21-2005, 04:56 AM
I'm worried now...Roger needs some tough time to get himself tested more :(

I heard he was passed numeral times...is it? Roger, you'd better collect yourself next time :(

yes, Jarrko made a couple of good passes!

fightclubber
01-21-2005, 04:57 AM
Roger played a sloppy match today, 13 ue's on that first set. this is harsh, sorry for jarrko, but probably saved Roger some more bad shots that he usually never misses on a good day. that overhead bh smah was just so beautifully executed, even Jarrko had to applause.
funny to hear him swear in his dialect! never heard him so pissed off about himself!

still, it was sport of him to wait for jarrko before walking out of court together.

now you better concentrate on your next match or else.... :mad:

what did he say? Can you tell us? He seems to complain about the backhand? or what?
silvy

WyveN
01-21-2005, 04:57 AM
Think Roger would have prefered if they kept playing and he might begin to play better.

His groundstrokes looked a bit sloppy and the approach shots were not good at all but I am sure he will recover for next match.

Dirk
01-21-2005, 04:57 AM
Roger was fucking around too much. He raised his game when he had to. Just misplaced chips and short approaches. I really wish he would stop hitting bad approaches. That better change or Tony is worthless. Looking forward to the next match. I just hope he is normal Ninja self.

Mrs. B
01-21-2005, 04:58 AM
what did he say? Can you tell us? He seems to complain about the backhand? or what?
silvy

he said something like it doesn't seem to work at all....*#!!&çä9ö!!!!!

Nymeria
01-21-2005, 04:59 AM
that overhead bh smash was just so beautifully executed, even Jarrko had to applause.
Yeah that was a beautiful smash! I really thought he had lost that point already!


now you better concentrate on your next match or else.... :mad:
I get really scared when he plays like today, so hopefully next match is better!

yanchr
01-21-2005, 04:59 AM
Eva, I was a bit angry about Roger :( :mad: Wondering what's in his mind :(

Roger, you should raise your game in the next round, or... :tape:

lizfederer
01-21-2005, 05:01 AM
Guys don't be so hard on Roger, he's almost perfect but still human haha. I think he played ok, enough to have won that match in straight sets anyway. It's hard to play the same way he did against Santoro and Suzuki all the time. Sooo let's support him and cheer for him, btw i like the blue shoes, anything that roger wears looks perfect on him.Love you ROGI.See you guys later, geez this forum is great!!!!!!!!!!

fightclubber
01-21-2005, 05:01 AM
Match Summary
Federer (SUI) Nieminen (FIN)

1st Serve % 35 of 49 = 71 % 36 of 56 = 64 %

Aces 2 1

Double Faults 1 3

Unforced Errors 19 15

Winning % on 1st Serve 23 of 35 = 66 % 16 of 36 = 44 %

Winning % on 2nd Serve 8 of 14 = 57 % 9 of 20 = 45 %

Winners (Including Service) 19 14

Receiving Points Won 31 of 56 = 55 % 18 of 49 = 37 %

Break Point Conversions 5 of 7 = 71 % 2 of 5 = 40 %

Net Approaches 20 of 32 = 63 % 4 of 15 = 27 %

Total Points Won 62 43

Fastest Serve 209 km/h 202 km/h

Average 1st Serve Speed 181 km/h 178 km/h

Average 2nd Serve Speed 156 km/h 130 km/h

lsy
01-21-2005, 05:03 AM
Think Roger would have prefered if they kept playing and he might begin to play better.

His groundstrokes looked a bit sloppy and the approach shots were not good at all but I am sure he will recover for next match.

I agree. Come on guys, he's allowed to be sloppy once a while, can't really expect him to come out sharp and hitting winners all over every match, do we?

He will just get better but I'm worried if he's playing Baghdatis next :tape:

SUKTUEN
01-21-2005, 05:03 AM
Is Roger play no good ?

I go home and see the match~~

fightclubber
01-21-2005, 05:03 AM
Well, we do not complain, I think he can play much better and that he forced himself to go to the net , and forgot to defend the points (his game)

silvy

Mrs. B
01-21-2005, 05:04 AM
Eva, I was a bit angry about Roger :( :mad: Wondering what's in his mind :(

Roger, you should raise your game in the next round, or... :tape:

lol, Laura, if we watched Roger's match together playing like that i'm sure we'll both be swearing too! :lol: we're spoiled by his sublime tennis, we were not expecting this. :haha:

novanora
01-21-2005, 05:05 AM
Jarkko retired. Roger made a couple of errors at the beginning of match. I remember he said at Courier's interview that he would be aggressive to Jarkko :lol: he kept approaching the net in the 1st set, and been passed to hell by jarkko.

Nymeria
01-21-2005, 05:06 AM
Jarkko retired. Roger made a couple of errors at the beginning of match. I remember he said at Courier's interview that he would be aggressive to Jarkko :lol: he kept approaching the net in the 1st set, and been passed to hell by jarkko.

After a few games I was like: Roger please don't go to the net!! :scared:

lsy
01-21-2005, 05:07 AM
lol, Laura, if we watched Roger's match together playing like that i'm sure we'll both be swearing too! :lol: we're spoiled by his sublime tennis, we were not expecting this. :haha:

Maybe that's why he plays sloppy once a while....to knock us out of our "perfect" illusion on him :lol:

novanora
01-21-2005, 05:08 AM
Roger played a sloppy match today, 13 ue's on that first set. this is harsh, sorry for jarrko, but probably saved Roger some more bad shots that he usually never misses on a good day. that overhead bh smash was just so beautifully executed, even Jarrko had to applause.

i remember he made 7 ue in the first 3 games :scared: :eek: a little bit better in the later

Nymeria
01-21-2005, 05:10 AM
Maybe that's why he plays sloppy once a while....to knock us out of our "perfect" illusion on him :lol:

:lol:

I think the comentators of Dutch eurosport were a bit confused :p after the 3-2 in the first set they said something about the perfect game of Federer :scratch: that he's like a machine always playing good, perfect game! :shrug:
wtf?! please say that when he plays alright but don't say it after a bad start like today :rolleyes:

novanora
01-21-2005, 05:11 AM
After a few games I was like: Roger please don't go to the net!! :scared:
yeah!! his backhand volley is very weak. i don't deny some of his volley and net drop are amazing, but he made couple of errors front of the net, and his volley are too long and powerless sometimes, that's why jarkko can pass him easily.
Roger :smash:

lizfederer
01-21-2005, 05:11 AM
Hey guys is this match the 24th (winning streak) i guess he tied with sampras right?

Nymeria
01-21-2005, 05:12 AM
Hey guys is this match the 24th (winning streak) i guess he tied with sampras right?

Yep :)

SUKTUEN
01-21-2005, 05:13 AM
Ohhhhhhhh my God!!!

Roger you are lucky today~~ :toothy:
Be careful in next round ~~~ :boxing:

Nymeria
01-21-2005, 05:14 AM
yeah!! his backhand volley is very weak. i don't deny some of his volley and net drop are amazing, but he made couple of errors front of the net, and his volley are too long and powerless sometimes, that's why jarkko can pass him easily.
Roger :smash:

In the beginning of the match I was really surprised that Jarkko could pass him that easily. Roger has to improve his volleys before the next match!

lsy
01-21-2005, 05:15 AM
:lol:

I think the comentators of Dutch eurosport were a bit confused :p after the 3-2 in the first set they said something about the perfect game of Federer :scratch: that he's like a machine always playing good, perfect game! :shrug:
wtf?! please say that when he plays alright but don't say it after a bad start like today :rolleyes:

:haha: If they can actually said that on that 1st few games of Rogi then that's truly ridiculous...I mean come on just look at those volleys :tape:

novanora
01-21-2005, 05:16 AM
Maybe that's why he plays sloppy once a while....to knock us out of our "perfect" illusion on him :lol:
i had expected his "perfect performance" after his last incredible match, but definitely it wasn't, and even a terrible beginning. I still remember once he did a forehand canon-shot to the upright sky :rolleyes: :smash:

You watched this short match? or work still?

Dirk
01-21-2005, 05:18 AM
Just bad placement on his volleys and chips. It's :eek: since roger is the best chipper and slicer on the tour and his volleys are great generally. i'm not worried about anything. Roger will do what he knows he must do in order for his next matches. It's good that he experimented with some things and learned what to do and not to do. I think maybe we are being too picky but at the same time he has always been known to hit short approaches.

Purple Rainbow
01-21-2005, 05:19 AM
Hey guys is this match the 24th (winning streak) i guess he tied with sampras right?

Pete Sampras apparently had a 31 game winning streak in 1994 as well. Thomas Muster once strung 35 consecutive wins together.
Now, anybody who mentioned Rogi's streak knock on wood and don't mention the topic again. We don't want to jinx anybody, do we? ;)

SUKTUEN
01-21-2005, 05:20 AM
無冬~~~ 好掛住你呀~~ :hug: :hug:

Sophie1030
01-21-2005, 05:20 AM
It seems that Roger made too many UN errors today, but fortunately still enough for him to win the match.
Hopefully, he can show his perfect tennis again in the next round game.
COME ON!!! Roger :bounce:

lsy
01-21-2005, 05:21 AM
i had expected his "perfect performance" after his last incredible match, but definitely it wasn't, and even a terrible beginning. I still remember once he did a forehand canon-shot to the upright sky :rolleyes: :smash:

You watched this short match? or work still?

Unfortunately yeah I watched it ;)

He also almost "boomerang" his racquet to his seat once but refrained from doing that...then walked back had a smile on his face :o

It's public holiday today but don't ask me for what, coz I really don't know :shrug:

novanora
01-21-2005, 05:22 AM
:haha: If they can actually said that on that 1st few games of Rogi then that's truly ridiculous...I mean come on just look at those volleys :tape:
maybe he is just adapting Tony Roche's volley style? :shrug:

WyveN
01-21-2005, 05:23 AM
Only roger could be criticised like this while winning 6-3 5-2 :haha:

The local commentators were grilling him as well, like they came to see art and all they saw was a stick drawing of a house.

Nymeria
01-21-2005, 05:24 AM
:haha: If they can actually said that on that 1st few games of Rogi then that's truly ridiculous...I mean come on just look at those volleys :tape:

I couldn't stop laughing and started talking to my tv: why do you say that?! Didn't you watch?! You just said that he makes a lot of mistakes?! and now you say his game is perfect?! Do you think this is perfect?! You are mad! :p

Nymeria
01-21-2005, 05:26 AM
Only roger could be criticised like this while winning 6-3 5-2 :haha:


yeah you're right, we're just used to see his perfect game. But come on Roger is human, he can make UE's as well! (though I prefer to see him play without UE's :p)

SUKTUEN
01-21-2005, 05:27 AM
kEEP CLAM MY friends~~ :dance:

Roger is a human~~ He will do somethng wrong sometime~ :aplot:

lsy
01-21-2005, 05:27 AM
Only roger could be criticised like this while winning 6-3 5-2 :haha:

The local commentators were grilling him as well, like they came to see art and all they saw was a stick drawing of a house.

:sad: so true...

Poor Rogi :bigcry: :sobbing:...

Nymeria
01-21-2005, 05:29 AM
Though I'm glad I'm not the only one who criticise him :p You know, my friends often say: why can you say things like that about your favorite?!
Well :shrug: the truth can be said in my opinion

novanora
01-21-2005, 05:30 AM
Unfortunately yeah I watched it ;)

He also almost "boomerang" his racquet to his seat once but refrained from doing that...then walked back had a smile on his face :o
:eek: :haha: fake calming dawn :p :o ;)

It's public holiday today but don't ask me for what, coz I really don't know :shrug:
Then you watched your "public holiday entertainment" today :lol:

novanora
01-21-2005, 05:31 AM
無冬~~~ 好掛住你呀~~ :hug: :hug:
我也是,suktuen!!! :hug::hug::bigwave:

lsy
01-21-2005, 05:35 AM
Then you watched your "public holiday entertainment" today :lol:

It's ok...I can always pull out that Suzuki match again :banana:

I did watch some of it again and really phenomenal! So many great points and I'm still so entertained by it.

btw, I finally figured out what Rogi was trying to say in his interview with Jim when he asked about that around the net post shot...Rogi said yeah that running around fh...errrr...yeah...incre..."NECK TO NECK NET POST" :haha: :haha: :haha: (what the hell is that? Rogi?) and Jim has to say let me translate : around the net shot :haha:

That's one of the funniest interview I had seen of Rogi really :lol:

SUKTUEN
01-21-2005, 05:36 AM
Roger will be better next match~~

He is so clever~~ He know what he did wrong~ :devil:

Nymeria
01-21-2005, 05:37 AM
It's ok...I can always pull out that Suzuki match again :banana:

I did watch some of it again and really phenomenal! So many great points and I'm still so entertained by it.

btw, I finally figured out what Rogi was trying to say in his interview with Jim when he asked about that around the net post shot...Rogi said yeah that running around fh...errrr...yeah...incre..."NECK TO NECK NET POST" :haha: :haha: :haha: (what the hell is that? Rogi?) and Jim has to say let me translate : around the net shot :haha:

That's one of the funniest interview I had seen of Rogi really :lol:
Haven't seen that interview :( I didn't see that around the net shot, actually I didn't see anything of that match :sad:

SUKTUEN
01-21-2005, 05:41 AM
無冬~~ 為什麼你現在這麼少來網球網~~

dear 去了哪兒呢?嗚嗚嗚~~~~ :bigcry: :bigcry:

lsy
01-21-2005, 05:46 AM
Haven't seen that interview :( I didn't see that around the net shot, actually I didn't see anything of that match :sad:

Yvo...you need to get hold on this match. It was very entertaining and great tennis.

You know during the interview, I was almost worried for Rogi coz he had hard time finding his words (as usual :o ) but was so funny and made everybody laughed coz of that. On court he's so serious, focus but right off it...just like a small boy :hug:

and when Jim asked how's he going to play Jarkko tomorrow and Rogi just have a laugh again then said well..err..I play *laugh again* my game...:haha: :haha: and everybody burst out laughing, jim just have to give that "give up" look on Rogi :lol:

Ok it probably doesn't sound funny at all reading this but when you watch him saying that was really funny :p

Nymeria
01-21-2005, 05:49 AM
Yvo...you need to get hold on this match. It was very entertaining and great tennis.

You know during the interview, I was almost worried for Rogi coz he had hard time finding his words (as usual :o ) but was so funny and made everybody laughed coz of that. On court he's so serious, focus but right off it...just like a small boy :hug:

and when Jim asked how's he going to play Jarkko tomorrow and Rogi just have a laugh again then said well..err..I play *laugh again* my game...:haha: :haha: and everybody burst out laughing, jim just have to give that "give up" look on Rogi :lol:

Ok it probably doesn't sound funny at all reading this but when you watch him saying that was really funny :p
Well it is kinda funny coz I did see the two match which were at night (Dutch time) and I did miss the match which was in the morning Dutch time :p (stupid uni :fiery: luckily I could follow live scores)

:rolls: I can imagine that it was funny! Poor Roger :hug: everybody laughing at him

Skyward
01-21-2005, 05:56 AM
His last retarded match happened 6 month ago. Isn't it astonishing? We are spoiled brats here.

Roger, you must win next four, and sometime in February you are allowed to lose. :p

lsy
01-21-2005, 05:59 AM
:rolls: I can imagine that it was funny! Poor Roger :hug: everybody laughing at him

yeah...I think eveybody probably also finds it funny that this guy who was just hitting winners all over the court minutes ago looking so cool suddenly turned into this small boy who won't stop laughing at himself :lol:

But it's nice and he finished off jim question saying he will play agressive ( yeah, aggressive enough today :o ) and he had known Niemienen for a long time and he's a very nice guy. No wonder everybody finds Rogi nice, coz he thinks others are nice too :hug:

Who do you all prefer Rogi playing next? Robredo or Baghdatis?

Nymeria
01-21-2005, 06:02 AM
His last retarded match happened 6 month ago. Isn't it astonishing? We are spoiled brats here.

Roger, you must win next four, and sometime in February you are allowed to lose. :p
As long as it won't be in the Rotterdam-tournament :p

Nymeria
01-21-2005, 06:05 AM
yeah...I think eveybody probably also finds it funny that this guy who was just hitting winners all over the court minutes ago looking so cool suddenly turned into this small boy who won't stop laughing at himself :lol:

But it's nice and he finished off jim question saying he will play agressive ( yeah, aggressive enough today :o ) and he had known Niemienen for a long time and he's a very nice guy. No wonder everybody finds Rogi nice, coz he thinks others are nice too :hug:

Who do you all prefer Rogi playing next? Robredo or Baghdatis?

Yeah Roger the small boy :) I like it when champions can be like that

Well Jarkko is a nice player! He's one of my favs, didn't like it they had to play each other in this round already

I'm afraid it'll be Baghdatis :scared:

novanora
01-21-2005, 06:18 AM
NECK TO NECK NET POST"

:spit::rolls: Roger, your tongue twister? ;) :hug:

stats

http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2005-01/21_581634_1.jpg

Skyward
01-21-2005, 06:26 AM
For the rest of the tour these stats would be considered solid. :lol:

Dirk
01-21-2005, 06:26 AM
Stats are not too bad. If he wants to keep this expertiment up for the next match let him. I have a feeling he will do it better next time. Baghdatis doesn't need to be a threat to us fans. Roger knows his game now and should win in 3 sets if he plays him. Marcos doesn't have the game to beat Roger so please calm down fans. Roger knows what he is doing. It will take a little bit of time to learn Roche's lessons.

Iheartandy&roger
01-21-2005, 07:03 AM
Well that was a great match tonight.... lasted a whole set! well Rogi's through to the next round so yay!! Lets go Rogi!!

Rommella
01-21-2005, 08:54 AM
On Roger's uncharacteristic "sloppy" play -- Andy Roddick said something sometime back that may explain what's happening to Roger now. Andy said (ok, am paraphrasing it) that other players lose, including him, even as they're working their asses off whereas Roger loses because he has the luxury of being bored.

Dirk
01-21-2005, 09:03 AM
Roger's interview explained his game plan for Jarko. Pretty interesting. Looking forward to Roger smacking down Marcos Sunday. :)

Daniel
01-21-2005, 09:47 AM
Good luck !!!! :worship: :kiss: :bounce: :D

Purple Rainbow
01-21-2005, 10:07 AM
Baghdatis is next! They've met once before and I think we all remember that encounter! The second round of last years US Open, the score was 6-2 6-7 6-3 6-1.
Baggy is in fine form, having just trashed 13th seed Robredo 7-6 6-4 6-1.
Fedex has to play better than today if he wants to beat the guy from Cyprus. I'm looking forward to the match!

ytben
01-21-2005, 10:18 AM
Oh shit, this is the matchup I less prefer. Yeah Stefan, Rogi will need to play MUCH better than today if he wants to beat him. Marcos will be more experienced than in USO now, and teenagers & Rogi matchup always worry me :help:

Dirk
01-21-2005, 10:43 AM
Ytben it's time for the voice of reason. Roger knows Marcos's game now so that will not be a factor. Roger could even dare I say experiment on him and still win in straights. I just hope if he does it that he executes it better than he did today. I would love to say Roger beats him without losing his serve but I think he will lose his serve once. Roger will break him 4 times and there may be a breaker in the match somewhere. Really Ytben, Roger has owned much better players than Baghdatis so I don't understand the worry.

WyveN
01-21-2005, 10:55 AM
Yeah the real danger is Agassi, I was hoping Johansson would take him out but now that he is at 11-11 in the 5th set against Lopez I don't think that is likely.

ytben
01-21-2005, 11:03 AM
:lol: How did I know you'll be the "voice of reason" for me Dirk when I posted my message. I know my worry is a bit unreasonable, but can't help it unfortunately :help:

Yeah Wyv, I just watched Agassi-Dent, gosh Andre was playing flawlessly in that third set. But Marcos first, so good luck in your fourth round Rogi :bounce:

Puschkin
01-21-2005, 11:16 AM
Yeah the real danger is Agassi, I was hoping Johansson would take him out but now that he is at 11-11 in the 5th set against Lopez I don't think that is likely.

Views are different, ;) I am more worried about Johansson than about Agassi, but you have a valid point with his long match by now, and he also got treatment, but first things first: Baghdatis in Sunday. I have not seen his match against Roger at the US Open, so I am not really clear for myself, whether he was overestimated at that time, there was a little hype about taking a set, I know, but one doesn't win a match with one set only :)