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Rogi in Shanghai TM Cup!

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11-04-2002, 03:10 PM
:) Hi all!

Since I'm so impatient for Shanghai, I thought I'd start a new thread to cheer on our Rogi and to post any news, info and photos before, during and after the Tennis Masters Cup!

So... post away! :D

Stars Of Shanghai ATP

The field for Tennis Masters Cup has been set. Check out the vital stats of your favorite player!

Lleyton Hewitt
Andre Agassi
Marat Safin
Juan Carlos Ferrero
Roger Federer
Albert Costa
Carlos Moya
Jiri Novak

Doris Loeffel
11-04-2002, 04:24 PM
Gooo Rog gooo!!

Never too early to cheer you on!!

11-04-2002, 06:49 PM
:D here's a tiny but sweet little pic of Rogi from who knows when and where!


11-04-2002, 10:14 PM
I'm impatient too, RF! :)

Go sweet Rogi! Go!!!!!!!! win it all!!!!!!!

11-04-2002, 11:30 PM
:) Hi Lily!

Don't we want Rogi to win it all?!!! It would be so COOL!! :cool: ;) I just checked out those poems and I haven't laughed so hard in a long time -- tears came out! Were you one of the creative poets?? Some of those poems were BADDD!! :p

11-05-2002, 06:10 AM
Hi RF :)

yes, "all" would be great, but i just really want him to have fun there. no pressure. and yeah, i was 1 of the poets. havent seen that thread since, but maybe it should go back into hiding again. thinking people needed something to do this week.

and i just saw that Rogi is the 1st Swiss to make the Master's in 14 years!! well, its about time! :)

11-05-2002, 01:00 PM
Originally posted by Lily
and i just saw that Rogi is the 1st Swiss to make the Master's in 14 years!! well, its about time! :)

Rogi :bounce::bounce: I don't think it will be 14 more years, either ;)

11-05-2002, 03:47 PM
Some of those poems were BADDD!!

;) :o heh heh mater of nasty poems

Shanghai watch out ;)

Mrs. B
11-05-2002, 06:29 PM
Why don't we start a poem section here then? Odes to Roger, i'm sure you guys could come up with a few. Emma? How about it, girl? :):)

If Rogi ends up as a surprise finalist (or even winner) in Shanghai wouldn't we all be inspired to write...? ;)

11-05-2002, 09:17 PM
Hi !!
I'm back from Paris!!lol
It was really fantastic in the POPB !!
Rogi is really really a good guy!! I like him !!!!!!!!lol

11-05-2002, 09:31 PM
:) Bon retour, Meluriel!

Tu as vu des matchs de notre cher Rogi? Tu t'es bien amusee, donc!! L'as-tu rencontre?? Il faut nous en dire!

Tu vois, si tu veux composer un petit poeme a Rogi, fais-le ici! Nous allons essayer d'etre poetes!

Aussi, si tu as des photos a nous montrer...

Si tu veux, tu peux nous donner ton rapport du tournoi puis je peux le traduire pour les autres.


11-05-2002, 10:48 PM
Welcome back, Meluriel! :)

how was Paris? I'm sure it was delightful. I love to hear about people's travels.

Rogi is the best of the best! :) I like that!

11-06-2002, 03:09 PM
:) OK, here is Rogi's bio:

November 6, 2002
Shanghai Preview: Roger Federer

If 2001 was the year that Roger Federer first captured the tennis world's attention, then 2002 is the year that he served notice that he is indeed the real deal. The Swiss No. 1 used his fluid all-court attack to capture three titles in five final appearances, surging to sixth in the ATP Champions Race and qualifying for his first Tennis Masters Cup.
Age: 21
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland
Residence: Munchenstein, Switzerland
Height: 6'1" (1.85m)
Weight: 177 (80kg)
Turned Pro: 1998
Career Titles: 4
2002 Titles: 3
2002 Win/Loss: 55-21
Career Win/Loss: 155-92
Federer, at 21 the youngest of the eight stars in Shanghai, got off to a sizzling start this year. He won the first event he played - Sydney - taking out Andy Roddick along the way, and reached the fourth round of the Australian Open, where he held a match point against Tommy Haas before surrendering to the German in an 8-6 fifth-set heartbreaker. Undeterred, Federer moved on to Milan, site of his first career title in 2001, and nearly repeated as champion, falling to Davide Sanguinetti in a three-set final.
In March, Federer reached his first Tennis Masters Series final at the NASDAQ-100 Open in Miami, where he dismantled World No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt in the semifinals before succumbing to five-time Miami champion Andre Agassi.
Just two months later in Hamburg, Federer reached his second Masters Series final, and this time he made the most of it. Following impressive wins over Gustavo Kuerten and Max Mirnyi, he demolished Marat Safin in three straight sets in the final to capture a coveted Tennis Masters Series shield for the first time, also marking his first claycourt title.
After his Hamburg triumph, Federer entered into a slump that lasted for most of the summer, as he went just 6-8 including disappointing first-round losses at Roland Garros and Wimbledon, site of his stunning breakthrough victory over Pete Sampras a year earlier. He began to turn things around at the US Open, reaching the fourth round where he lost to Mirnyi, but his game really took off with the start of the indoor season.
Indeed, Federer has gone 14-4 under the roof in his last five events, including a third title of the year in Vienna, a semifinal appearance in his hometown event of Basel, and quarterfinal showings in Moscow and the Tennis Masters Series events in Madrid and Paris. His run of success indoors, combined with the fact that he is the only Masters Cup player with natural serve-and-volley prowess, bode very well for Federer's prospects to do some damage in Shanghai.


11-06-2002, 03:11 PM
:) and... here are the groups!!!



1 Lleyton Hewitt AUS 0-0 0-0 0-0

3 Marat Safin RUS 0-0 0-0 0-0

5 Carlos Moya ESP 0-0 0-0 0-0

8 Albert Costa ESP 0-0 0-0 0-0


2 Andre Agassi USA 0-0 0-0 0-0

4 Juan Carlos Ferrero ESP 0-0 0-0 0-0

6 ROGER FEDERER SUI 0-0 0-0 0-0

7 Jiri Novak CZE 0-0 0-0 0-0

Round Robin Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002

4:00 PM - M. Safin v C. Moya
7:00 PM - L. Hewitt v A. Costa
Followed by: J.C. Ferrero v R. Federer

Well, my wish came true! A Federer/Ferrero showdown!!!

11-06-2002, 04:34 PM
a poem thread huh?Hmmmm might just do that ;)

11-06-2002, 04:42 PM
:) Yes ILR! Please do! Let's inspire Rogi to win and let him inspire us!!! Did you get that?? I'm hopeless at poetry... :(

Doris Loeffel
11-06-2002, 04:50 PM
Hmmm the draw isn't to bad for Roger!!
He has to play his came and keep his nevers under control and everything's possible!!

Allleee Roger good luck!!

11-06-2002, 05:42 PM
:) FYI

Red and Gold are money colours in China. ;)

Mrs. B
11-06-2002, 08:30 PM

Roger's in the gold group with AA, Novak and Juanqui. He's playing JCF on Tuesday!!!:eek: :eek:

They showed him tonight on Swiss Sport Panorama practicing in Basel. He's flying out tomorrow to Shanghai. He says Juanqui is a tough opponent, very fit. But he also says that everyone is tough and that he'd be happy if he could just make it to the semifinals...

Mrs. B
11-06-2002, 08:32 PM
And glad to see that the poetry thread has been initiated... ;)

11-06-2002, 08:39 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
And glad to see that the poetry thread has been initiated... ;)

:D ;)

11-06-2002, 08:44 PM
:) Hi Mrs. B.!

So how did our Rogi look today? Pretty soon... just go out there and do your best Rogi! Eat lots of noodles for a long life!! ;) Pls contribute to our poem thread!

11-06-2002, 08:48 PM
as should you!:D;)

Mrs. B
11-06-2002, 08:52 PM
Give me time on the poems. My creative juices are not flowing at the moment, i'm a bit knackered---we officially closed our tennis club today....:(

I'm sure i'll wake up tomorrow with some inspiration. ;)

11-07-2002, 11:56 AM
roger's h2h vs. his opponents:

agassi - 0:3
ferrero - 0:2
novak - 2:3

hmmm... this may not look very nice, but i'm still absolutely optimistic! GO ROGER!

11-07-2002, 02:07 PM
:) Hi Beat!

Give us a Swiss cheer for Rogi! Do you think he can beat Ferrero? It has been a while since they faced each other and Rogi has most certainly improved since then. Juanqui is NOT playing at the top of his game lately and Rogi has been pretty strong these last few weeks, so I think he can do it!! ;) He can turn around that h-to-h!

11-08-2002, 01:03 AM
:) Did you know that Rogi is the youngest player in this year's TMCup? Cool! This is his first time too. Remember that in 1998 Alex Corretja qualified for the first time for the year-end ATP championship in Hannover -- and he WON the whole thing in 5 long sets over Carlos Moya!!

Maybe Rogi can do the same on his first try! ;)

11-08-2002, 03:05 PM
hi rogifan! i'll do as you wish:

*a swiss cheer"

oh, that's too quiet

*a swiss cheer*

o.k. that's more like it :cool:

11-08-2002, 03:08 PM
oh, and btw/ i definitely think he can beat ferrero. it's been a while since they last met, and i'm sure roger will be extremely motivated. i have no doubt that he can beat novak. and yes, i really want him to beat agassi for the fist time here as well! :)
it's all within his reach, there's no reason why he shouldn't be able to pull it off.

11-09-2002, 02:15 PM
:) A photo of Rogi arriving in Shanghai!

11-09-2002, 02:16 PM
:) A nice pic of Rogi and Mirka!!

11-09-2002, 06:25 PM
oh thanks :kiss:
they both look great, I can't wait for the tourney to start

11-09-2002, 06:37 PM
they call him Fiedler on that site :o

11-09-2002, 11:46 PM
awww, what a sweet pic of Rogi w/ the flowers. Thanks RF :)

It would be great if he could finally beat Andre. I mean, what better place to do it, right?


Fiedler? that's not even close ;)

Mrs. B
11-10-2002, 12:01 PM
a Fiedler on the Roof! lol


Doris Loeffel
11-10-2002, 02:30 PM
Have you guys seen the officel advertising photo for TMC in Shanghai.

So who do you think is there bigger than the others (besides Hewitt??

Is it Agassi???


Is it Safin???


Is it Ferrero?????

Wrong again!!!!

It's Roger!!
Photo from Sonntags-Blick taken by Beni Soland

11-10-2002, 03:10 PM
:D Doris, I saw that too!

Pretty COOL :cool: !

11-10-2002, 11:58 PM
:) Hey Doris and Mrs. B.

Here's an article on Rogi in Shanghai:

Federer in Schanghai
«Hier wollen mich alle anfassen»

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Federer und das typische Touristen-Foto – vor dem Eingang eines chinesischen Tempels.


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Geschafft! Jacky posiert zusammen mit Federer für ein Foto. Für das chinesische Mädchen das höchste der Gefühle.


SCHANGHAI – In China ist alles ein wenig anders. Das ist die Erkenntnis von Roger Federer nach seinen ersten drei Tagen in Schanghai. Mit BLICK machte der Schweizer Tennis-Star einen Spaziergang durch das Quartier «Jin An».

Federer ist beeindruckt von Schanghai – die vielen Wolkenkratzer, die rund 16 Millionen Einwohner. «Ich war noch nie in Asien. Aber man hat mir erzählt, dass Schanghai die drittgrösste Stadt der Welt sei. Viel habe ich allerdings noch nicht gesehen, ich will mich gut auf das Turnier vorbereiten.»
Erste Erfahrungen mit den Schanghai-Fans hat Roger bereits gemacht. Für die Chinesen ist es das Grösste, ein Foto mit dem Tennis-Star zu machen. Das chinesische Girl Jacky liess sich beim Spaziergang erst abschütteln, nachdem Roger geduldig für ein Bild posiert hatte. «Hier haben die Leute gerne Körperkontakt. Sie wollen mich anfassen. Ich meine das nicht negativ, aber ungewohnt ist es schon», sagt Federer.

Beim Spaziergang durch einen Park schaut der Schweizer einigen Chinesen neugierig zu, wie sie an einem Tisch spielen – «chinesisches Schach», klärt ihn einer der Spieler auf. In den letzten Wochen habe er selbst das Schachspielen wieder entdeckt und während des Turniers in Basel immer wieder neue Herausforderer gesucht. «Diesmal habe ich allerdings kein Brett dabei», sagt der Baselbieter beim Beobachten der Chinesen schmunzelnd.

Weniger ruhig als beim Schachspielen gehts auf Schanghais verstopften Strassen zu und her. «Da brauchst du Geduld», sagt der 21-Jährige. «Eigentlich ist die Halle nicht weit vom Hotel weg. Doch bei diesem Verkehr haben wir auch schon über 45 Minuten benötigt.»

Ein- bis zweimal pro Tag trainiert er im International Expo Center. «Ich beginne mich langsam an alles zu gewöhnen. Es ist eine tolle Halle. Der Court ist derselbe wie vor ein paar Wochen in Madrid. Ungewöhnlich ist, dass es keine Doppellinien hat, aber die brauchen wir hier ja auch nicht.»

Gespannt ist Roger, wie die Tennis-Fans beim ersten Ernstkampf reagieren. «Ich habe keine Ahnung, ob die mich als Tennisspieler wirklich kennen. Mal sehen, wie die Atmosphäre sein wird.»

Nach dem Spaziergang ruft die Arbeit. Roger absolviert ein weiteres Training. Zur Zeit ist Federer die Nummer 6 der Welt, so gut wie bisher kein Schweizer. Und sein nächstes Ziel ist klar definiert: Er will in die Top 5 – an einen Sieg beim Masters in Schanghai denkt er nicht – noch nicht.

photos to come ;)

11-11-2002, 12:01 AM
:) I'm curious to know what Rogi says about China and the Chinese people -- surely must be exotic to him and he probably is to them!

here's one photo of Rogi the tourist:

11-11-2002, 12:04 AM
:) Doesn't he look nice?!!

Here's the second one, with his Chinese guide Jacky [lucky girl!!]


11-11-2002, 12:37 AM

These pics are the best!

How do you get them... more - thank you for sharing!

Have you thought of working with the web guy on Roger's official site? These would really be nice and they're so up to the minute.

11-11-2002, 02:14 AM
:) You know, Rogi always looks so neat! I love this leather jacket he's wearing! Is it the same one he wore in Milano when he was w Juanqui in the Piazza del Duomo?? He IS a classy young guy -- he has STYLE on and off the court! ;) You just can't help but love him!:kiss:

Doris Loeffel
11-11-2002, 08:48 AM
RF I'll try to translate it during my lunch break. Right now I haven't got time.

Doris Loeffel
11-11-2002, 10:36 AM
Federer in Shanghai
"Here everybody want's to touch me"

From Stefan Nägeli from China

Shanghai - In China everything's a bit different. That's the finding of Roger Federer after his first 3 days in Shanghai. With BLICK the swiss tennis-star made a stroll through the quarters "Jin An".

Federer is impressed from Shanghai - the many skyscrapers the aprox 16 mill habitants. "I've never before been in Asia. But I've heard that shanghai is the third largest city of the world. Nevertheless I haven't seen much yet, I want to prepare myself good for the tournament.

Roger has already made first experiences with the Shanghai fans. For the Chinese it's the higest, to make a picture with the tennis-star. The chinese girl Jacky could only been shacked off after Roger posed for a picture patientely. "Here the ppl like to have bodycontact. They want to touch me. I don't mean that negativ but it's unusual." sais Federer.

Strolling thrugh a park the swiss watches curiousely some chinese ppl playing on a table - "chinese Chess" explains one of the players. During the last weeks he himself discovered chess again. and during the tournament in Basel he was always surching for new challengers. "This time I don't have the game with me." says the Baselbieter smiling while watching the chinese.

Les calm as at playing chess it's on shanghais jammed streets. "Here you need patiente" says the 21-yearold "actually the hall isn't that far away from the hotel. But with this traffic we've already needed more than 45 minutes to get there."

One to two times a day he's training at hte international Expo Center. "I slowely start to get used to everything. It's a great hall. it's the same courte as in madrid some weeks ago. It's unusuall that there are no double lines, but we don't need them here."

Roger's anxious about how the tennis-fans are going to react at the first encounter. "I have no idea weather they really know me as a tennisplayer. We'll see how the atmosphere's going to be."

After the stroll work's calling. Roger gets through an other training. At the moment Federer is Nr. 6 in the world, as good as no swiss before. And his next aim is clear: He will enter the top 5 -he's not thinking about a victory at the Masters in Shanghai - not yet.

coment to first pic:
Federer and the typical tourist-picture - infront of the entrance of a chinese temple

coment to second pic:
Finally!! Jacky's posing together with Federer for a picture. For the chinese girl the higest of the feelings.

both pics from Benjamin Soland

11-11-2002, 11:27 AM
Hmm. He plays Chess too?! I wonder if he's good... might be something I could challenge him at.

The Chinese have it right - touch him! They are not silly people. I'll bet they pick and choose who they nuzzle up to ... they're a bright group.

Sounds like Roger's working hard to prepare, not putting too much pressure on himself and having some fun with the people. YAY we get to watch him in 29.5 hours.... but who's counting.

Mrs. B
11-11-2002, 12:45 PM
the Shanghai Boyz...

11-11-2002, 02:06 PM
:) Doesn't Rogi look so COOL :cool: in his red Chinese outfit?!!!

11-11-2002, 02:32 PM
Oooh, where'd you find that picture? Rogi looks very handsome :)

LMAO, Costa looks like a complete moron :o

And Agassihole looks so Western :rolleyes:

Doris Loeffel
11-11-2002, 02:34 PM
Originally posted by Marymarygirl
. YAY we get to watch him in 29.5 hours.... but who's counting.

I do ;)
match must be over by this time tomorrow ;)

Hey where did you get all this pics from. Can't find them on the official site.

Mrs. B
11-11-2002, 02:51 PM
Doris, the bottom pic is from, when you save it and post it the size is bigger. There's also an interesting article with it, and if you care to translate that too, go ahead. The one of Rogi at the entrance of the temple and with the Chinese girl is from Blick.

hey, have you heard? Marc Rosset's Wohnung in Genf was broken in...they didn't write the details though...

11-11-2002, 03:06 PM
Hi :wavey:

That picture is great!:D he looks so cute!:D Hackie is right,Costa does look like a moron!Smile Andre.......:rolleyes:

Doris Loeffel
11-11-2002, 03:06 PM
my translate the my tennis thing later or tomorrow..

.... just found this pic at the official masters-cup site

Doris Loeffel
11-11-2002, 03:11 PM
... me stands behind ILR and RF so I can hold them when their falling ;)

11-11-2002, 03:14 PM
:drool: :hearts: :D Oh my I think I do need you to support me in case I do faint! ;)

Doris Loeffel
11-11-2002, 03:17 PM
I'm right beside you ILR!!

11-11-2002, 03:20 PM
*faints* ;)

Doris Loeffel
11-11-2002, 03:22 PM
Oooopppppsss hey ILR you're heavy ;) :p

11-11-2002, 03:24 PM
:p thanks Doris,you really are a great catcher :rolleyes: my heart hurts :hearts:

Doris Loeffel
11-11-2002, 03:29 PM
You are welcome.
Feeling better?
Want something to drink?

11-11-2002, 03:30 PM
mmmmm no thanks Im hungry,I think I could eat a whole Rogi ;):p

Doris Loeffel
11-11-2002, 03:32 PM

well can't help you with that only thing I have left is some chocolate....

11-11-2002, 03:33 PM
OK then that'll do ;)

Doris Loeffel
11-11-2002, 03:35 PM
/me hands ILR some chocolate

sorry the toblerone's out of stock for the moment

11-11-2002, 03:36 PM
:p Sorry girls! I finally came to after drooling over that closeup of ROGI!!!! :drool: And I was disappointed that I couldn't find any close shots of our guy!! Thanks, Doris AND ILR for pciking me up from the floor!! I feel woozy... oh Rogi!!! :hearts:

Did you notice that Rogi is wearing the Chinese GOOD LUCK colour -- RED!!! Smart boy!!

Yeah, AA -- try to smile... he looks so out of it! Moya looks good too, so does Marat and Lleyton, Juanqui's cute and even Thomas is looking pretty fine!! I'm so excited! Gotta go and stare at ROGI again... :drool:

11-11-2002, 03:36 PM
oh that doesnt matter, thanks :) *eats chocoalte* Ive decided to check out the masters website :) Theres some great piccies isnt there?

11-11-2002, 03:38 PM
lol hi RF :wavey:

I picked you up of the floor?I could hardly get up by myself!:p Hmm,Thomas and Lley looking good............well maybe..........

11-11-2002, 03:40 PM
:) I need some Swiss chocs pronto!! Yeah, ILR, I wouldn'tmind a nibble of Rogi... hmm... where should I start?!! He has so many tasty bits!! ;)

He does look the best, doesn't he? I knew he would!!

Doris Loeffel
11-11-2002, 03:41 PM
Hi RF good to see you're recovering too!!

11-11-2002, 03:41 PM
hey dont be stealing all my nibbles!;) OK maybe I should write a poem about him in his suit ;)

Doris Loeffel
11-11-2002, 03:45 PM
Me gives RF some chocolate too.

Well that's it for today girls.

See you tomorrow!!
And be ready for a


11-11-2002, 03:47 PM
I will be ready :) :wavey: Doris,thanks for the choccie!:)

11-11-2002, 03:51 PM
:) Just a few Rogi appetizers should do the trick!! ;) WOW! He is SO BEAUTIFUL!!! I can't help it! :drool: What a doll!

... I'll try to get back to normal...

11-11-2002, 03:53 PM
:) btw Doris, thanks so much for that translation -- very interesting what Rogi says about China... wouldn't I love to touch him too!!

11-11-2002, 03:56 PM
You mean you were once normal!:eek: ;) :p I can understand what sent you so crazy though! :hearts:

11-11-2002, 04:09 PM
:) ILR normal is such a subjective word... but Rogi's enough to drive any "sane" woman around the twist! oops gotta get my fill of Rogi -- where's that pic???

love the story about Marat and the little Chinese girl!!

notice that Rogi has his hand on his Chinese girl's shoulder? cute!

11-11-2002, 04:12 PM
The pic is only a page back so its not hard to find.;) I used to think I were sane......:p No I didnt notice but I may have to go back and find that pic :rolleyes:

11-11-2002, 04:15 PM
:) I've only told a few friends how much I like a certain Swiss tennis player -- for his game obviously! One of them thinks I'm off my rocker -- but who cares! [and she's half-Swiss herself!] Another friend is now sort of into tennis because of Rogi [and Haas] -- maybe it's because I keep sending her lovely pix of Rogi [not any naughty ones though -- her husband might start wondering...]

It's just my little fantasy...;)

11-11-2002, 04:17 PM
none of my friends really like it much.My friend likes it for Anna K :rolleyes: pffft he would.And my other friend only likes Andre.I really cant believe her,she has no taste at all :p so it makes a refreshing change to come here,althoug me and my mum could chat for hours :D

11-11-2002, 04:20 PM
sorry I must go now for my tea :) :wavey:

11-11-2002, 04:48 PM
:p Did you know that AA is wearing the colour of the royal EUNUCH? That's acc. to a Chinese colleague!! ;)

11-11-2002, 05:10 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
:p Did you know that AA is wearing the colour of the royal EUNUCH? That's acc. to a Chinese colleague!! ;)


Mrs. B
11-11-2002, 07:36 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
:p Did you know that AA is wearing the colour of the royal EUNUCH? That's acc. to a Chinese colleague!! ;)

THat is sooo hilarious!!!!!:D

11-11-2002, 11:55 PM
A cutie from Vera:

11-12-2002, 02:33 AM
:) another pic:

11-12-2002, 02:35 AM
:) a cute piccie of Rogi before I sign off! All the best to Rogi!!

11-12-2002, 02:39 AM
:) Hi Doris

An interview w Rogi from

«Das soll die Zugabe werden»
Auch in Shanghai begehrt: Autogramm von Roger Federer.

Roger Federer wirkte am Tag vor seinem Debüt beim Masters Cup in Shanghai selbstsicher - und hoch motiviert.

Mit Roger Federer sprach René Stauffer, Shanghai

Schon auf den riesigen Einfallstrassen vom Pudong-Flughafen ins Innere des 15 Millionen-Molochs namens Shanghai flattern die Fotos der Masters-Teilnehmer auf Hunderten von Fähnchen im Wind. Brisanterweise sind darunter auch Spieler, die die Qualifikation gar nicht geschafft haben, wie Tim Henman und Pete Sampras. Dass dies viele merken, ist aber nicht anzunehmen. China ist im Tennis Entwicklungsland, und der Masters Cup soll helfen, die Sportart im Milliardenvolk populärer zu machen.

Einer, der die Qualifikation geschafft hat, ist Roger Federer. Der Jüngste des Teilnehmerfeldes bekommt an diesem Montag zu spüren, dass das Saisonfinale kein Turnier wie jedes andere ist. In einer roten chinesischen Seidenjacke wird er am traditionellen Medientag der Öffentlichkeit präsentiert, zuerst beim Fototermin vor der Skyline mit den futuristischen Wolkenkratzern, die sich bis über 400 Meter hoch in den von Smog getrübten Himmel schrauben. Danach im ebenfalls überdimensionierten Convention Centre auf der anderen Seite des Huangpu-Flusses, wo er ungezählte Fragen beantworten muss. Auch ungewohnte von chinesischen Journalisten, wie die nach seinem Lieblingstier (es ist der Löwe). Oder: «Warum haben Sie am Fluss immer gelacht? Weil Sie so gut in Form sind?» Federer, der von seiner Freundin Miroslava und seiner Mutter begleitet wird, ist begehrt, viel begehrter als die Spanier oder Novak. Er erledigt die Pflicht souverän, nett und professionell. Irgendwann, gegen Ende der langatmigen Eröffnungsfeier mit (zu) vielen Rednern, kann er aber ein Gähnen nicht unterdrücken.

Roger Federer, wie erlebten Sie diesen Medientag in Shanghai?

Ich wusste, dass ich mich drei Stunden zur Verfügung stellen musste. Alles war sehr gut organisiert, sogar die Strassen waren frei. Es schien, als ob die Zeit still gestanden wäre, als ob alle in Shanghai auf uns gewartet hätten.

Wie empfinden Sie China?

Shanghai ist riesig, mit unheimlich vielen Leuten. Alle sind sehr nett. Jeder Wunsch wird einem von den Augen abgelesen - zum Glück hat es nur so wenig Spieler. Ich war noch nie in Asien, spiele hier zum ersten Mal ein Turnier. Ich fühle mich wohl in der Stadt, nicht bedroht wie an einigen anderen Orten.

Wie verlief Ihre Vorbereitung?

Ich bin am Freitag angekommen und habe seither regelmässig trainiert, mit Hewitt, Costa und Safin. Die Vorbereitung war gut. Glücklicherweise bin ich früh angereist. In der Nacht auf Montag habe ich wegen der Zeitverschiebung zum ersten Mal gut geschlafen. Im Training stimmt nun auch meine Leistung wieder. Ich freue mich extrem, dass es endlich losgeht.

Welches sind Ihre Ziele?

Das Erreichen der Halbfinals. Deshalb ist die erste Partie gegen Juan Carlos Ferrero für mich auch enorm wichtig. Wer mit einer Niederlage startet, für den wird es schwierig.

Sie haben gegen Ferrero bisher zweimal gespielt und zweimal verloren. Belastet Sie das?

Die letzte Partie liegt schon über zwei Jahre zurück, das zählt fast nicht mehr. Ich denke, dass ich in der Halle gegen ihn Favorit bin. Er hat aber eine sehr starke Vorhand und wird in der Halle oft unterschätzt. Immerhin stand er im vergangenen Jahr in Sydney im Halbfinal.

Trauen Sie sich zu, das Turnier zu gewinnen?

Ich weiss, dass ich eine Chance habe. Das Feld ist allerdings sehr stark. Die Saison mit dem WM-Titel abzuschliessen, das wäre ein Traum für mich, aber nicht das Hauptziel. Ich habe die letzten fünf Wochen hart gearbeitet, um mich für Shanghai zu qualifizieren. Das soll die Zugabe meiner Saison werden, ich will nicht einfach als Statist antreten.

Wie liegen Ihnen die Bedingungen im New Expo Centre?

Der Belag ist eher langsam. Dadurch wird es schwer, ans Netz zu kommen. Wichtig ist, dass ich gut serviere und von der Grundlinie meinen Rhythmus finde. Ich musste mich erst daran gewöhnen, dass der Platz keine Doppellinien hat, dazu ist es sehr warm in der Halle. Aber sie ist fantastisch, und der Belag gibt jedem eine faire Chance. Ich denke, dass er mir entgegenkommt. Wenn er schneller wäre, hätte ich Mühe mit dem Retournieren.

Hatten Sie nach der geschafften Masters-Qualifikation Mühe, Ihre gute Form zu bewahren?

Ein wenig schon. Ich hatte sehr viel gespielt und war sehr müde, musste mich erholen. Es war danach nicht einfach, das Training wieder aufzunehmen. Aber ich weiss, dass ich gut drauf bin.

Wie beurteilen Sie die Ausgangslage in Ihrer Gruppe?

Für mich ist Andre Agassi der Favorit, dann kommen Juan Carlos Ferrero und ich. Bei Jiri Novak weiss man nach seiner Verletzung nicht genau, wie gut er wirklich in Form ist. Der Modus mit Gruppenspielen ist für mich ungewohnt. Es besteht sogar die Möglichkeit, dass man mit zwei Siegen nicht weiterkommt. Doch ich möchte nicht schon wieder mit dem Rechnen beginnen, wie in den vergangenen fünf Wochen, als ich täglich das Champions Race studierte. Ich spiele einfach drauflos und hoffe, dass es für die Halbfinals reicht. Der Weg ist weit und die Gegner stark, aber ich freue mich auf diese Herausforderung.

Bringt diese Teilnahme am Masters Cup für Sie auch Nachteile mit sich - etwa kürzere Ferien oder eine kürzere Aufbauphase?

Nach Shanghai habe ich zwei Wochen Ferien, die werde ich auf dem Rückweg nehmen. Ohne das Masters hätte ich vielleicht eine Woche mehr Ferien und eine Woche mehr Zeit für den Aufbau. Dafür habe ich hier eine riesige Chance, nochmals einen grossen Schritt nach vorne zu machen. Pausieren kann ich auch während des Jahres. Für Shanghai nehme ich alles in Kauf.

11-12-2002, 02:43 AM
:) Sorry Doris I didn't realize how LONG it is! JUst want to know what Rogi thinks of Shanghai and about the match w Juanqui and the tourney in general.

I read that his goal is to reach the Semis. He is impressed w the huge city in its disorder, it's like an Amer city for him. He likes the friendliness of the people, the way the tourney is organized and the attention to detail. He says it's amazing that he hardly knows anything about Shanghai yet feels he already knows the city.

By the time I wake up he and Juanqui should be playing!!!


Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 03:51 AM

I think you have to start paying Doris now as your official translator!!! ;) :p

Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 03:59 AM
Hmmm, i wonder where he'll be spending his 2 week holidays after? Tahiti? Bora Bora?...maybe Seychelles?

Shanghai to the Philippines is not so far...he'd love our beaches too...and for sure he'll be incognito there...


11-12-2002, 05:56 AM
A little Rogi treat for you guys, before the big game starts, in 6 hours...

11-12-2002, 07:09 AM
thanks :) :hearts:

11-12-2002, 11:37 AM
:drool: I'll say!! Thanks!!! OK beautiful, just kick ass!!!

Mrs. B. I'll have to send Doris a money order for her services!!

Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 11:47 AM
Originally posted by RogiFan

Mrs. B. I'll have to send Doris a money order for her services!!

Looks like, eh? ;) She's getting loads of translation done just for you, RogiFan!


11-12-2002, 12:15 PM
:) Here's Rogi fixing his hair!


11-12-2002, 12:20 PM
Hewitt finally beat Costa 62 46 63!!!

Now bring on the F guys!!!! May the more talented and more beautiful player win!! ;)

Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 12:21 PM
alright! Hewitt has beaten Costa in 3.

Let the real match begin....:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 12:27 PM
they just showed on Eurosport a feature of Rogi and how he made it to Shanghai...good memories...:)

and they concluded that he has a good chance to be on the top 5

Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 12:30 PM
they're warming up now...

Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 12:39 PM
Roger serves on the first game.


Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 12:42 PM

commentators describe Rogi as someone with a fluid game, very composed on court, relaxed...

Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 12:45 PM
love game by Rogi. he's playing aggressive!


11-12-2002, 12:47 PM
:) Yes, Rogi!! Stay aggressive vs. the Mosquito!! Erase that old score!! Are they showing his camp?? His Mom and Mirka?

Doris Loeffel
11-12-2002, 12:48 PM
Thanks for you're coments Mrs. B!!
Keep em coming

Couse the scoreboard doesn't say anything about how they play.....

.... thanks god my boss left for today so I can follow the scoreboard quietly hehehe

Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 12:50 PM
3-1 Roger breaks as Juanqui double faults...

11-12-2002, 12:50 PM
:D Rogi broke!!! 31 now!! Keep it up, baby!! Good for you!!

11-12-2002, 12:53 PM
:) COOL! 41 for Rogi!! :cool:

Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 12:53 PM
4-1 Juanqui has been muscled around the court, as the commentator says...

also that Rogi is a superb athlete with all the shots in the book.
(but could be too relaxed on court sometimes to the frustration of some of his fans...)

Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 12:55 PM

Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 12:57 PM

Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 12:59 PM
going back to his being too laidback on court, the commentators say that if Rogi played his matches with a Lleyton attitude on court, he'd win more titles!

But they speak good things about his game...:)

11-12-2002, 01:00 PM
:) 52 now!! Come on, Rogi!!

Take the first set!!

Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 01:01 PM

Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 01:03 PM
Rogi wins the first set 6-3

Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 01:04 PM
what the Eurosport commentator said:

"he's a dream...lovely hands..."


11-12-2002, 01:07 PM
:D Yes, ROGI!!!! 63 Keep your focus and put him away in straights!!! HOPP!!!

How do his camp look?!!

Here's some info fr BBC

First set
Federer 6-3 Ferrero
Some delightful net play and an ace hand Federer three set points and he duly closes out the first set as Ferrero dumps a return over the baseline.

Federer 5-3 Ferrero
Ferrero races into a 40-love lead but is hauled back to 40-30 by Federer before putting away a smash to win the game.

Federer 5-2 Ferrero
Despite a double fault Federer wins his service with little trouble and he is looking much sharper than Ferrero at the moment.

Federer 4-2 Ferrero
A delightful backhand slice and an ace help Ferrero into a 40-love lead and he takes the game when Federer puts a running forehand into the net.

Federer 4-1 Ferrero
Ferrero takes the first point with a glorious backhand pass but Federer then powers through the rest of the game with minimal trouble.

Federer 3-1 Ferrero
A couple of fine forehands help Federer take a 30-love lead on his Spanish opponent's serve.

Ferrero battles back to 30-all but a wayward forehand gives Federer the first break point of the match and Ferrero promptly double-faults to give the Swiss the game.

Federer 2-1 Ferrero
The Swiss is troubling Ferrero with his power, and makes a routine hold of serve.

Federer 1-1 Ferrero
Ferrero is the third Spaniard in action on the first day, and he holds comfortably, despite Federer winning the rally of the match with a big smash.

Federer 1-0 Ferrero
Federer gets off to a solid start in what should prove to be a tight match between the fourth and sixth seeds.

11-12-2002, 01:09 PM
:angel: isn't he just, Mrs. B.!!! sigh!! ok, enough dreaminess, back to biz!! :)

Doris Loeffel
11-12-2002, 01:09 PM
What your watching it on Eurosport??
Not on Swiss TV??
How come??

Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 01:11 PM
2nd set

0-1 good serving from Juanqui, he's more alert now...

11-12-2002, 01:12 PM
Keep it up Roger


Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 01:13 PM

11-12-2002, 01:14 PM
:) ok Rogi don't let him back in! but Juanqui's first game wasn't that easy! 11 now... ;)

Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 01:18 PM
1-2 Roger has a break point there...

Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 01:19 PM
Juanqui made a lot of backhand errors...

11-12-2002, 01:22 PM
:) watch out Rogi! Juanqui's trying to come back!! :p concentrate!

11-12-2002, 01:23 PM
2-2 :)

Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 01:24 PM
2-2 Roger saves 2 break pts.

11-12-2002, 01:25 PM
:p phew!! 22 that was close, Rogi!!! :p you know Juanqui, he never gives up!! you shouldn't either!! be ruthless out there!!

Doris Loeffel
11-12-2002, 01:26 PM
That was so nervwreking to follow the score board

it was 15:40 for the longest time and all of a sudden Roger won the game - fortunately

Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 01:29 PM
2-3 great rallies in this game :)

11-12-2002, 01:30 PM
yeah I've noticed the rallies! that's what you get when you play a Spaniard!! Rogi's games are getting tougher now... hold and break, come on, Rogi!!! :)

Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 01:32 PM

11-12-2002, 01:34 PM
:) that was better Rogi!! 33! now try to break him!!! get that Mosquito! [hope the Juanqui fans don't read this!! -- all is fair in love and tennis, right?] ;)

Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 01:36 PM

Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 01:41 PM

11-12-2002, 01:42 PM
:) Rogi!! Juanqui's determined to get this set now... it's very tight isn't it, Mrs. B.? How's Rogi looking out there?

Doris Loeffel
11-12-2002, 01:43 PM
Break him now Roger!!
Allleeezzz fight!!

Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 01:44 PM


11-12-2002, 01:46 PM
:) I told Rogi to hold and break!!! YES!!! SERVE IT OUT, MY SWEET!! ;)

Doris Loeffel
11-12-2002, 01:46 PM
Allleeezzz!!! Keep it up Roger!!
Come on close it out!!

Doris Loeffel
11-12-2002, 01:47 PM
two more points!!
Goo for them Roger!!

Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 01:49 PM
ROGER WINS!!!!! an ace at match point!!!

Doris Loeffel
11-12-2002, 01:51 PM
That's the way

I like it!! :)

Great win Roger!! Keep it up for the next round!!
Does anyone know when he plays next??

Well I need to focus on work now.....

Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 01:51 PM
He was brilliant, playing the right tactics, slicing deep his backhands, he executed his shots beautifully!!!
and when he was down his serve always helped him...


11-12-2002, 01:51 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :D


Red is good for you, Rogi!!! Well done!!

;) :hearts: :kiss:

11-12-2002, 01:52 PM
:bounce: perfect :)

Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 01:57 PM
lol @ Mirka. You can tell she was nervous especially that match point, she had her fingers clasped together, as if in prayer...:)

well, i was a bit nervous too, screaming at the screen and cheering on for our Master. Still in my pyjamas!:D

11-12-2002, 01:57 PM
:) :D

Yay, Rogi!!

BBC report on 2nd set:

Second set

Federer 6-3 6-4 Ferrero
Federer closes out the match with the minimum of difficulty to get his Masters Cup campaign off to a winning start. Federer 6-3 5-4 Ferrero
A double fault and wide forehand from Ferrero give Federer a chance at 30-love but he then just misses with a backhand down the line.

However, he forces two break points after a dominant rally and duly takes the game.

Second set
Federer 6-3 4-4 Ferrero
Ferrero's backhand has improved out of sight and he forces deuce with a great passing shot down the line, but Federer wins the next two points comfortably.

Federer 6-3 3-4 Ferrero
Ferrero holds his serve in the crucial seventh game as both players continue to up the level of their play.

Federer 6-3 3-3 Ferrero
Federer produces his fourth double fault of the match but otherwise is under little pressure as he cruises through his service game.

Federer 6-3 2-3 Ferrero
Ferrero is taken to deuce but the Spaniard is playing much better tennis than at the start of the game and holds his serve.

Federer 6-3 2-2 Ferrero
A wild forehand from Federer puts Ferrero 30-15 up and the Swiss player dumps a backhand into the net to hand the Spaniard his first break points of the match.

However, Federer serves and volleys his way out of trouble and wins four points in a row to level the set.

Federer 6-3 1-2 Ferrero
Ferrero's 16th and 17th unforced errors see him fall love-30 down before a lovely drop volley gets him on the board.

A thumping service winner levels the game but Ferrero puts a backhand - his weakest shot - wide to hand Federer a break point, which he saves with a brave volley after a superb rally.

The Spaniard goes on to take the game and keep himself in the match.

Federer 6-3 1-1 Ferrero
Federer mixes in an ace and a double fault as he cruises through his first service game of the second set.

Federer 6-3 0-1 Ferrero
Ferrero puts himself on the back foot as he pushes a backhand wide on the first point but some solid serving secures him a game point.

Federer forces a couple of deuces but some good serving gives Ferrero the game.


Hi Nina!!

Wait til ILR finds out Rogi won in straights!!!

Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 02:04 PM
Tactically he played perfect. He didn't give Juanqui a rhythm at all, mixing his shots and pace the whole time. Kudos to Juanqui, he stayed cool and quite, and made some brilliant shots of his own, once Roger played a deep slice and goes to the net, Juanqui makes a wonderful crosscourt topspin, it was a beauty to see cuz the ball was really low, but i saw him him do that in Basel, that flick of the wrists...great shot in his book.


But the Brit commentators were only praises for the Fed's game...

Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 02:14 PM
Originally posted by Doris Loeffel
What your watching it on Eurosport??
Not on Swiss TV??
How come??

Yeah, it's also on Swiss tv, but i love the English commentators at Eurosport, they are so good with their analysis on the games, and they're so professional...besides, i'm more comfortable in this language than German. But for sure tonight i'll be watching the FCB match on Swiss tv. Unbedingt ;)


11-12-2002, 02:18 PM
If he continues playing like that, I don't know who can bet him. Out of all players today he was definetely te best :)

I found one more pic of Fiedler at the press conf :p :rolleyes:

11-12-2002, 02:19 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
lol @ Mirka. You can tell she was nervous especially that match point, she had her fingers clasped together, as if in prayer...:)

i just hope she doesn't turn into steffi graf II, because i find steffi's ever-suffering face during agassi's match rather annoying, i must admit.

oh, and sooooo well done, roger!

11-12-2002, 02:23 PM
they showed Mirka a couple times when she was smiling and laughing so she's alright :)

Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 02:23 PM
let's give him another nick, Nina:

Rodscher Fiedler! :D

The Chinese sound funny when they pronounce his name. I'm sure that now they will recognize him more... But they were a good audience, really appreciating the match and applauding loudly, even when it was unforced errors... ;)

Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 02:25 PM
Originally posted by Beat

i just hope she doesn't turn into steffi graf II, because i find steffi's ever-suffering face during agassi's match rather annoying, i must admit.

No way, Beat! Steffi always look like she's in pain or something, Mirka doesn't look that anxious, and even if she is, she still manages to smile. She's sooo pretty! Lucky girl! :angel:

11-12-2002, 02:26 PM

they're funny, it's clear many haven't been to tennis tournaments before, some start screaming in the middle of a rally

Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 02:30 PM
Originally posted by Nina

they're funny, it's clear many haven't been to tennis tournaments before, some start screaming in the middle of a rally

Right. They think if a ball was hit to the far side of the baseline it was already dead, then one of the players manages to put it back in play. But the oohss and ahhs are really loud. :D


So, you're going to Paris for the DC, right?

11-12-2002, 02:34 PM
I might, if my coach goes I will. I know a lady who is organising tours so I guess I'll still be able to reserve everything at the last minute

11-12-2002, 02:36 PM
Do you think we can beat France btw?

Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 02:37 PM
Well, Paris temperatures would be like sauna for you if 0° C is warm in Moscow, right?


Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 02:39 PM
Originally posted by Nina
Do you think we can beat France btw?

I think everything will depend on Marat's state of mind...

Doris Loeffel
11-12-2002, 02:40 PM
Had no clue we could get the "english" Eurosport here...

oh well would have watched swiss TV anyways as I quite like Heinz Günthards comments. To bad it's his last tournament he's comentating for swiss TV.

11-12-2002, 02:43 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
Well, Paris temperatures would be like sauna for you if 0° C is warm in Moscow, right?


oh yeah ;)

Marat really wants to win it so I hope he will play his best and will not go clubbing for the whole night like he did before some DC match this year. I just don't want Kafel to retire, but I don't think it fully depends on wheather Russia win or not

11-12-2002, 02:43 PM

Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 02:46 PM
Originally posted by Doris Loeffel
Had no clue we could get the "english" Eurosport here...

oh well would have watched swiss TV anyways as I quite like Heinz Günthards comments. To bad it's his last tournament he's comentating for swiss TV.

You didn't know that? Eurosport on our tv in the wohnzimmer has always been programmed to English.
And my remote has dual canal in the bedroom, so i could always switch to English.

Aww, that's sad if Heinz goes. But i mean, he'll still be working for Eurosport, right? I like him a lot. He's so good with his analysis as well, and i like his occasional write ups about tennis on the CH papers...I'm amazed too at how good his English is, and his accent!

11-12-2002, 02:49 PM
:) Thanks Nina for those pix of Rogi winning vs. Ferrero!! He's so cute! Yeah and his GF is so pretty -- what a couple!!

So you're going to cheer on the Russkiye!! I sure hope RUSSIA wins!!!

How did Marat look today?? Rogi looked confident? He was playing the BEST -- great!!! I SO want him to win but I don't mind if he doesn't -- after all he's the youngest and it's his FIRST time [ahh.. he's a TMC virgin!! :angel: ]

11-12-2002, 02:50 PM
lol I wrote my congrats on the other forum :p Hi guys :wavey:

Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 02:50 PM
Wow, those pics were quick, Nina! :)

re: Zhenya, it would be a pity too if he retired, he made so much for Russian tennis...


Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 02:52 PM
Hi, Emma! *waves*

Glad you're here...let's have a small celebration...;)

hope there are no Juanqui supporters around...

11-12-2002, 02:55 PM
I also have Masters Cup on two channels at the same time and always watch it on the Russian channel, the Eurosport Russian commentator is just a disaster, the only thing he says is the scores (wrong very often :rolleyes: ) and some stupid remarks, he also doesn't know English and when a player gives an interview he just starts making stuff up :fiery: why not just let everyone listen?
The commentators on our Russian channel are fine, they are retired players- Metriveli(Wimbledon finalist 73), Morozova (another Wimby finalist, a great player) and Dmitrieva (she played doubles well) so they hang out with the coaches and the players and have a lot of interesting information :) They have their not very good moments though too

11-12-2002, 02:56 PM
Hi Mrs.B :wavey:

Well how shall we celebrate?What should I bring?I dont really feel I should post anything on *cough* other forum ;) Im just reading about how much they wanted Juanqui to win.

*mental note:shut up!Just celebrate:p*

11-12-2002, 02:58 PM

Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 02:59 PM
Hey, Emma!

We can have a drink together now for Rogi but i guess after 8 we'll have to "separate", eh? Just remember though who Rogi's rooting for... ;):p

11-12-2002, 03:01 PM
:) Hi ILR!

Glad you joined us!! I already checked the Juanqui forum... some depressed people over there... but Juanqui will beat AA and Novak, right? Just like our Rogi will!!

So... any leftover spring rolls??? What else should we have today? Muesli, cheese, some wine, rosti!

Nina I remember Alex Metreveli!!


This is a great win for Rogi!! Keep thinking RED for victory and GOOD LUCK, Rogi darling!! Isn't he so happy when he wins?! AHH!! :angel:

More pix pls!!

11-12-2002, 03:01 PM
lol OK lets have a drink *clinks glasses with Mrs.B* Yes and remember who IM rooting for!:p me!MY TEAM! ;)

Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 03:01 PM
of course a Rogi win always deserve some yummy swiss chocolates...

sorry guys, my chocolates aren't coming through...:eek: :eek:


11-12-2002, 03:02 PM
Hi RF :wavey:

Glad you lot were here for me to join!:) Mmmm food...........:drool:

11-12-2002, 03:05 PM
here have some of the chocolate I brought

Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 03:06 PM
*brings on the newly fried Shanghai spring rolls*

ae guete mittenand!!!! and CHEERS!!!

:D :D :D

11-12-2002, 03:07 PM
any will do thanks!:) I feel bad now cheering against Rogis team.Damn Mrs.B for making me feel bad!:p (I cant help it!I love my boys :) and btw Stephane Henchoz was not critisizing Basle!:mad: End of story!)

Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 03:08 PM
Thanks Nina! Those pralines look yummy.

Doris--you got some Basler leckerli????:lick: :lick: :lick:

11-12-2002, 03:13 PM
:) Yes, Doris, let's have some more Swiss delights!!! Mmm... I'm hungry already and it's only... 11.20am!!

11-12-2002, 03:15 PM
lol Im starved and its 4:25 :) I feel like a nice Italian.Food I mean :p (maybe) but this is Swiss (half)day.Might have to sneak it in ;)

Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 03:20 PM
It's 5:25 pm and it's already dark here...

I'll be back in a bit. Still in my pj's and i haven't even showered yet! My day has started so early, watching Kimmy beat Serena at 3:30 am.


11-12-2002, 03:21 PM
lol I did that on Saturday.I didnt even get changed.Must be off myself.Laterz ;) :wavey:

11-12-2002, 03:22 PM
:p ILR you feel like a nice Italian??? How about a nice Swiss??

11-12-2002, 03:24 PM
well you know,Im greedy ;) I can eat two :p

11-12-2002, 03:25 PM
plus Ill have to share the lovely Swiss :rolleyes: whereas I dont have to share my Italian ;)

11-12-2002, 03:25 PM
one more Rogi pic
similar to the one I posted before

11-12-2002, 03:27 PM

11-12-2002, 03:28 PM
:) ILR, leave the tasty bits to me pls! :eek: ;) don't worry, there's enough of him to go around!!

11-12-2002, 03:29 PM
Hmmm well.........OK.If you insist.Now I really must go :wavey:

11-12-2002, 03:31 PM
he looks great on this one, doesn't he? :p

11-12-2002, 03:59 PM
Originally posted by Nina
the Eurosport Russian commentator is just a disaster, the only thing he says is the scores (wrong very often :rolleyes: ) and some stupid remarks, he also doesn't know English and when a player gives an interview he just starts making stuff up

i find this quite funny, actually. but i don't have to listen to him! :angel:

doris, you're not the only who didn't know that we could watch english europort. neither did i.

Doris Loeffel
11-12-2002, 04:04 PM
Well I'm happy with german Eurosport

Btw haven't had time to buy some Läkerlies.

But how about a huge Ämitaler Merängge ;)

Hmm you may wonder what it tasts like well it's the same as a pawalowa cake just smaller version of it like a one portion one and you serve it with some vanilla ice and whiped cream.....


Me going home now hoping to catch some relives....

see you around tomorrow

11-12-2002, 04:43 PM
more pics g

Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 04:58 PM
Yumm, Merengue with Creme du Gruyere, doppel rahm!!!!!

It's to die for......:lick: :lick: :lick: :lick: :lick:

11-12-2002, 05:34 PM
hellooooo anyone here?

11-12-2002, 06:28 PM
Je parle en français je voulais demander si doris et beat parlais aussi français???

11-12-2002, 06:40 PM
:) Hi ILR!

The Spanish press have nothing but good things to say about Rogi vs. Juanqui!!

LA HISTORIA NO SIRVIÓ PARA NADA / Ferrero no resiste ante Federer

El suizo jugó a placer y en dos sets liquidó al valenciano, que no estuvo nada inspirado.

Roger Federer, debutante en la competición impidió al español estrenarse con victoria en Shanghai (6-3, 6-4). El suizo desplegó un tenis impecable, basado en su gran derecha y su claro dominio de la red.

Desde el inicio del partido Federer se hizo dueño absoluto del ritmo del partido. ... el suizo decidió atacarle con sus mismas armas y le dio buen resultado.

...las constantes subidas a la red del suizo, también espléndido en esa faceta del juego.

La segunda manga comenzó con los mismos problemas para Ferrero. ...el suizo se metía dentro de la pista y con un juego profundo y muy potente

...Federer no perdonó. gran diferencia entre ambos, uno supo aprovechar las escasas ocasiones que tuvo para cobrar ventaja, el otro no. ...permitió a su rival servir para ganar el partido. Y lo hizo con la misma contundencia que durante todo el partido, cediendo sólo un punto y finalizando con un ace para poner fin a una hora y trece minutos de partido muy intenso, entre dos pegadores natos...

Federer logra su primera victoria en un Masters y la primera sobre Juan Carlos Ferrero

Con este triunfo, el suizo demuestra que es uno de los futuros dominadores del circuito, miembro de la fantástica generación nacida en los primeros años de la década de los 80, junto con Hewitt, Ferrero y Safin.

- basically: history didn't count and Ferrero couldn' do anything vs. Federer
- the Swiss enjoyed playing and in 2 sets he liquidated the Valencian who was not inspired at all
- RF, first-time TMC prevented the Spaniard from racking up a victory in Shanghai; the Swiss displayed impeccable tennis, mostly big FH and clearly dominating at the net
- from the beginning RF was the master absolute of the match rhythm; he attacked JCF w the same weapons and got the right result
- RF constantly went to the net, also splendidly playing this facet of his game
- 2nd set RF played deep w power
- RF never showed any mercy; diff betw the 2 was that 1 was able to take advantage and the other couldn't take ad of the few chances he had; he let his rival serve out the match to win it
- and RF did it decisively as he had done throughout the entire match only giving up one point and serving an ace to win the match in only 1h13m, ending a very intense match betw 2 born hard-hitters
- RF got his 1st win vs. JCF and his 1st of a TMC
- w this win RF proves he's one of the future players who will dominate, part of a fantastic grp of young guys born in the 80s


Forceful Federer masters Ferrero /
Federer was out of the blocks quicker than Ferrero

Roger Federer produced a commanding performance in the Masters Cup as he beat Juan Carlos Ferrero in straight sets in Shanghai. The Swiss player was well on top in the first set, which he took 6-3, but Ferrero put up more of a fight in the second.

He had chances to break the Federer serve but could not take them and Federer clinched the crucial break at 4-4.

Federer duly served out the match to get his Masters Cup campaign off to a winning start in the gold group.

Federer, seeded four, started quicker than his Spanish opponent and he clinched the first break of the match as early as the fourth game.

...first set Ferrero's forehand and serve were working well enough but his backhand was very shaky, while Federer was playing near error-free tennis.

That gave him a lift and he started to play his best tennis of the match, finally forcing his first break points of the match in the next game.

However, Federer served his way out of trouble and he finally clinched the decisive break in the ninth game before holding serve to go top of the gold group. impressive performance by the Swiss player, who's all-round game looked well suited by the indoor court in China.


11-12-2002, 06:45 PM
:) Salut, Meluriel!!

Tu as vu le match de Rogi vs. Juanqui aujourd'hui?? Je l'attends encore a la tele ici -- j'espere qu'on le montre!! Il a joue comme un vrai "maitre"!! As-tu lu et regarde tout ce qu'on a poste ici et la?? Il y a un tas de photos -- de tres jolies photos de Rogi!! Tu sais que le "rouge" est une couleur qui denote la bonne chance pour les Chinois? Eh bien, aussi pour Rogi!

Je crois que Doris parle un peu le francais mais je ne connais pas tres bien Beat!


11-12-2002, 07:20 PM
:) More reports [translation below]:

Ferrero ... Su juego ha sido el de siempre, irregular en el saque, con algunos fallos no forzados más de lo habitual, pero su derecha ha funcionado y ha movido todo lo que ha podido

...con el juego impecable de Federer. Ha sacado bien, voleado mejor y su cañón en la derecha le ha permitido dominar casi todos los puntos...

Con un ace y en una hora y trece minutos, Federer asusta en su debut en el torneo de maestros.

5-4 ...el suizo ataca la pelota con una violencia increíble. Le intentó pasar por la derecha, por la izquierda, por alto y por bajo, pero es imposible.

4-4 ...Federer salva de nuevo una situación delicada. ...el suizo le da pocas opciones. De nuevo sirvió de maravilla cuando más complicado lo tenía.

3-4 Ferrero ...debe empezar a pensar en atacar a Federer, que no comete casi fallos por ahora.

3-3 Federer es un jugador muy completo. Además de su gran derecha, en la red es casi insuperable. En este juego ha decidido atacar y le salió muy bien . Está ofreciendo una gama de golpes muy variada.

2-3 LLega a todo Federer, pero Juan Carlos está pegando bien ahora. Su derecha ya funciona y esa es la mejor noticia. Gran partido de ambos.

1-2 ...jugando bien, pero enfrente tiene a uno de los hombres más rápidos del circuito, que llega a todas las bolas con tiempo suficiente para pegar y encontrar una línea.

1-1 Sin embargo Federer gana sus servicio sin dificultad. Su servicio es mejor que el del español...

0-1 ...el suizo está jugando muy profundo y pega durísimo. No le permite dominar los puntos.


6-3 Juego en blanco para Federer y primer set para él.

5-2 ...el servicio de Federer, muy seguro desde el fondo de la pista, cuando su mayor virtud está en la red.

4-2 Sacó mucho mejor Ferrero en este juego ... El suizo tan solo ha cedido dos puntos con su saque.

4-1 Funciona mejor por el momento la derecha de Federer que la de Ferrero, la mejor arma de ambos tenistas.

3-1 Ambos han salido muy agresivos, pero el español falla más.

translation of Spanish bits:

JCF same game as always, irregular serve, some UEs, his FH working well, moving as well as he could
w the impeccable game of RF; served well, volleyed better, his cannon of FHs allowed him to dominate almost all the points
w an ace and 1h13m RF astounded in his TMC debut

5-4 the Swiss attackes the ball w an incredible violence; JCF tries passing on the R, on the L, high and low, but it’s impossible

4-4 RF saves another delicate situation; he gives the Spaniard little option; again he serves marvellously when it becomes tough

3-4 JCF must start to think about attacking RF, who is making hardly any errors

3-3 RF is a very complete player; besides his big FH, at the net he is almost unsurpassed; in this game he has decided to attack and it works very well; he is offering a wide range of shots

2-3 RF gets to everything but JCF is hitting well now; his FH is now working and this is good news; a great match by both

1-2 JCF playing well, but before one of the fastest players on the circuit, who gets to all the balls w enough time to hit and find the line

1-1 however RF wins his service game without difficulty; his serve is better than the Spaniard’s

0-1 the Swiss is playing very deep and hitting hard; he’s not allowing JCF to dominate the points

6-3 love game for RF and the 1st set goes to him

5-2 RF’s serve, very sure from deep in the court while his main strength is at the net

4-2 serving much better than JCF in this game; the Swiss has conceded only 2 points on his serve

4-1 RF’s FH is working better at the moment than JCF’s, the best weapon of both players

3-1 both have come out very aggressive, but the Spaniard is making more errors


ANY new photos anyone??

11-12-2002, 07:21 PM
yep ;)

11-12-2002, 07:27 PM
hitting a forehand

Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 07:38 PM
Thanks, Nina! :)

I'm soo happy i got to tape his match today, it's in the same cassette as the match against Roddick in Basel. So i can at least watch something from him during off season... :)

11-12-2002, 07:39 PM
:) thanks, Nina!

Rogi looks like an eager little boy in his interview -- cute! ;)

Love that tummy of his!!

11-12-2002, 09:57 PM
:) Quick hi Mrs. B.!

Just finished watching our truncated Rogi/Juanqui match -- almost an hour's worth!! Great! Better than nothing. I guess you get the whole shooting match, eh, with warmup and interviews and all!! I did catch a glimpse of Mirka though!!

Juanqui made a few very good shots at net, dropper and crosscourt plus FH! Rogi keep going!!!
;) pizza time!

Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 10:01 PM
Bon Appetit, RF!

Alors, je vais a dormir.

I need my beauty rest, i'm going to a concert tomorrow night. Michelle Shocked is playing here nearby... :)

Bon Nuit!!!!:wavey:

Doris Loeffel
11-13-2002, 08:37 AM
good morning, guete morge, bonjour

Well at around 1 AM!! I finally was able to see a relive on Eurosport!! Only the second set though but that's better than nothing at all!!

Oui je parle français. Mais pour etre honête moi je le parle mieux que je l'écrit. (Je pense tu as tout de suite remarquer ;) ) Si tu as des problèmes avec l'anglais je suis bien d'accord d'aider un peux. Mais si tu me demande de traduire tous les articles en francais la je doit dire non. Sorry ;) J'ai trop de paine pour écrire. Je peux bien faire une cassette avec les traduction la tu attend moins les erreurs ;)

11-13-2002, 08:47 AM
Rogi' interview

Roger Federer (d. Ferrero 63 64)

QUESTION: Everything seemed to be perfect today. Was it only an impression or did everything go well for you?

ROGER FEDERER: I was very excited to get out there, really, was my first appearance in a Masters Cup and I wouldn't say I was nervous, was just very exciting and I didn't know how the Chinese -- the Asian people will react because I don't know them, they don't know me. Maybe they know me better than I know them, but was very special moment for me and I'm very happy to have won my first match and it's a very nice feeling I have to say.

QUESTION: Do you have any comments on the Chinese spectators? Do you have any comments on the reaction of the spectators?

ROGER FEDERER: I think they're very enthusiastic and it's very comfortable crowd, they don't disturb you during the point and when there is a good point, they applaud a lot and they even scream. So I think it's very good feeling, good atmosphere out there for us players and I enjoyed a lot anyway today.

QUESTION: From today's match, did you perform up to your expectations or did Ferrero play not to his expectations?

ROGER FEDERER: Tough to answer. I mean, I'm happy with my performance today. I believe he didn't quite get the rhythm he maybe wanted to, but I mean that's maybe also because of me, because I played a lot of slice and I serve well and so I mean really you have to wait for him and ask him, but with my game, I'm pretty happy.

QUESTION: This one means for you the semifinals is closer or do you think it's something different begins now and you have still to win the next two matches.

ROGER FEDERER: Well, I think the start is very important. I think Juan Carlos -- I wouldn't say a lot of pressure on his shoulders, but I mean to get a chance to get to the semis, he needs to win his next two matches and that's two very tough opponents, but still I think every match counts the same, really. I mean, I don't think the first is more important than the second because a win is one point, so but still I think it's just mentally it feels better to have won the first match.

QUESTION: You seem to be the most relaxed player in this tournament because you have the time to look around Shanghai and you're always smiling. Is that because of your relaxed approach, that's why you are winning?

ROGER FEDERER: I don't know if that's the reason, but I mean I am very relaxed guy, on and off the court, and I think I'm pretty good to hang out with, but if that's the reason that I won't today, I don't think so. I mean, it's not enough to be nice guy, you know, and win
matches. I think you need a certain professional approach and hard work needs to be behind the scenes. So I'm just I guess relaxed, in your opinion, that's nice.

11-13-2002, 08:48 AM
Hi Doris and Nina :)

after a long day, i was finally able to watch the tape of Rogi. He was really amazing. i mean, i havent seen him play since the USO, but it looks like he's improved alot. and he did look so happy at the end. a very big smile from him. :)

and i was just over at the live seems Marat lost the 2nd set to Costa and is down a break in the 3rd...he does need to wake up

11-13-2002, 08:49 AM

Mrs. B
11-13-2002, 08:58 AM
AC/DC peitschte Roger zum Sieg
Federer überzeugte bei erstem Auftritt – Halbfinal-Qualifikation ist näher gerückt


SCHANGHAI – Hardrock beim Einlaufen. Und lautstarke Schweizer Fans während des Spiels: Beim ersten Auftritt von Roger Federer (21) stimmte einfach alles – 6:3, 6:4-Sieg gegen Juan Carlos Ferrero.

Roger liebt die Musik der australischen Hardrocker-Band AC/DC. Und er geniesst die Unterstützung der Fans. «Ich war überrascht, dass so viele Schweizer da waren. Aber auch das asiatische Publikum war angenehm», so Roger nach seinem ersten Sieg gegen Ferrero.

17 Studenten der Universität St.Gallen und der ETH Zürich feuerten den Schweizer lautstark an. Immer wieder hielten sie die Buchstaben «ROGER FEDERER» hoch. Die «studentische Initiative» besucht zur Zeit in Schanghai diverse Firmen, um etwas über die chinesische Wirtschaft zu erfahren. «Wir haben die Tickets fürs Masters schon vor Monaten gekauft und immer gehofft, dass Roger die Qualifikation schafft», so Marcel Jäggi, einer der Studenten.

Nach einer Stunde und 12 Minuten hatte Federer den ersten Matchball und verwandelte ihn souverän mit einem Ass. «Ich habe ihm nie den Rhythmus gegeben. Ich wusste, dass ich stärker bin von der Grundlinie», bilanzierte der Baselbieter.

Heute hat Federer spielfrei und wird sich die Partie zwischen Agassi und Novak aus seiner Gruppe anschauen. «Ich glaube, Novak ist immer noch leicht verletzt. Ich stelle mich eher auf Agassi als nächsten Gegner ein», sagte Federer, der morgen auf den Sieger dieser Partie trifft.

An der Ausgangslage ändert sich nicht viel nach Rogers erstem Erfolg, auch wenn die Chancen auf eine Halbfinal-Qualifikation gestiegen sind. «Mental ist es natürlich gut, mit einem Sieg zu starten. Aber das nächste Spiel ist genauso wichtig», sagte Roger. Und freute sich, dass in der Expo-Halle von Schanghai sogar ein FCB-Trikot zu sehen war.


Rock on, if listening to hard rock music motivates him, he can blast more AC/DC from his stereo! Pump up the volume!!!!!


Glad to know those Swiss students were around, and prolly other CH people in Shanghai who were there to support him...
and i'm sure the Chinese did enjoy their first glimpse of Roger's tennis...


11-13-2002, 09:34 AM
Originally posted by meluriel
Je parle en français je voulais demander si doris et beat parlais aussi français???

oui, meluriel. pas très bien, mais ça va.

doris, we had the same rhythm yesterday, i think. after having been to the cinema, i got back home really late and caught the 2nd set of fed vs. fer. and i loved it! what a beautiful match it was! once again it dawned on me how much i like roger's style. it's so fluent and easy on the eye. just brilliant. and jfc played well, too, so i'm glad i saw a part of this match.

11-13-2002, 09:35 AM
oh, so it was listening to AC/DC that helped him. :D Thanks, Mrs. B :) i remember somebody saying he and PL met them after his Wimby win over Pete. Keep on rockin', Rogi!

Thanks for the pics and interview, Nina. Its nice to see what he thinks about the crowd and hes right! They are very into it and they do scream sometimes during a point. Its really cute. :)

well Marat just lost to Costa. why Marat why?

Doris Loeffel
11-13-2002, 10:25 AM
AC/DC pushed roger to the victory
Federer convinced on his first apearance - semifinal-qualification got closer.

From Stefan Nägeli from china

Shanghai - Hardrock while entering. And pretty loud swiss fans during the game: Ath the first showing of Roger Federer (21) everything was perfect - 6:3 6:4 win over JCF

Roger loves the music of the australian Hardrock-Band AC/DC. And he enjoys the support of the fans. "I was surprised, that there were so many swiss around. But also the asian public was very enjoyable", says Roger after his first ever win over Ferrero.

17 Students from the universities of St. Gallen and from ETH Zürich been cheering for the swiss very loud. Again and again they hold up the letters "ROGER FEDERER". Sidenote here's the prove of it from the masters site:
The "students initiatie" is visiting several firms at the moment in Shanghai to discover something about the chinese economy. "We've already bought the tickets for the Masters months ago and kept hoping that Roger will make it" Says Marcel Jäggi one of the students.

After an hour and 12 minutes Federer had his first matchpoint and made it soverinly wit an ace. "I never gave him the rythm. I knew I was stronger from the back" summed the Baselbieter.

Today Federer has his day off and will watch the match between Agassi and Novak from his group. "I believe Novak is still injured a little bit. That's why I'm preparing to play Agassi next." said Faderer who will play the winner of this match tomorrow.

Rogers first succed doesn't change much on the outcome, despite the chances of reaching the semifinal qualification has increased. "Mentally it's for sure good to start with a win. But the next game is just as important" Said Roger and was happy that there was an FCB shirt to be seen in the Expo Hall from Shanghai.

11-13-2002, 10:51 AM
OK Beat!!
Donc si je met quelques mots en français, je sais qu'il y aura au moins une personne qui me comprendra!! ;)

Doris Loeffel
11-13-2002, 11:08 AM
Il y a au moins trois a quatres personnes qui te comprenne

Doris Loeffel
11-13-2002, 11:17 AM

Roger sorry for giving you a wrong advice. But I really fovoured AA over Novak. Boy was I wrong!!
Well now focus on Novak as your next opponent tomorrow!!
You know what you have to do to beat him!!

Just remember Vienna. I know it's not the same but you have all the skills to beat him!!

11-13-2002, 11:47 AM
:) OK Rogi you play Novak next eh? You can beat him! It's great that Rogi scouted the match and checked both players out!! Good strategy there!! And Juanqui can beat AA now too!!!

I feel badly for Marat -- he must be tired after winning Paris... he better rest up for DC!!

Has anyone seen this pic?

Mrs. B
11-13-2002, 12:08 PM
Hello again!:wavey:

Unfortunately i won't be able to watch that match live tomorrow against Novak but i have faith in "Rodscher", had he played AA i would have been nervous. So guess i can enjoy MY tennis tomorrow... :)

Moya & Hewitt's match is on and it's a good one...both are playing really well.


see u later! wrapping up my Food of the Gods pastry while enjoying the game...;)

11-13-2002, 12:28 PM
:) yummy Mrs. B.!

Guess who' still in her PJs?? Eating breakie while posting and reading...!! Rogi can just go out there and beat Novak for us and Juanqui can derail AA!! ;)

11-13-2002, 02:18 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
Rogi can just go out there and beat Novak for us and Juanqui can derail AA!! ;)

well yes, that'd be nice!

11-13-2002, 02:21 PM
:wavey: RF

lol are you still in your PJ's?Im glad Carlos won :) and Novak :) But not Costa.I have had a not too bad day.Got a lot of stick :rolleyes: And I got shouted at for swearing during playing netball and printing out 100 sheets of paper out.Purely accidental.I cant wait until tomorrow now!I guess Rogis pretty pleased FCB won :rolleyes: but if hes happy then........that rubs it in!!!:p

11-13-2002, 02:35 PM
:) Ahh! Poor ILR! I hate getting shouted at! It's crap! Shout back! Rogi's so cute in Shanghai!! He notices everything -- he was looking angelic wasn't he vs. Juanqui? Juanqui couldn't read Rogi's serve -- that threw him off. Hope Rogi really KICKS ASS tomorrow -- he can do it -- his revenge. And it's a big one to kick too!! :p I just love Rogi to bits!! :hearts: :kiss: I'm sort of half in my PJs now!! Getting half my breakie eaten! Now I actually have to do some WORK!! Yuk!! DId you read my conversation w Doris on the other thread? It's a riot!! ;) Just daydream about Rogi and you'll feel better -- close your eyes and dream of him... :angel:

11-13-2002, 02:38 PM
lol I couldnt shout back!!!I was dying to though ;) I did actually live a bit of lip back,Im a cheeky girl!Hmmm you mean the conversation about your age,granny?;) So do you have to go now? :(

11-13-2002, 02:46 PM
:) granny, right!!:p

I'm sort of around sort of not!! have to finish breakie and try to do some of my work -- blahh!!

you can look at rogi pix in the pic thread or read my reasons and add to them!

11-13-2002, 02:47 PM
granny heh heh ;) Im trying to think of things to add but Id just br repeating everything,there are like 400+ reasons!Maybe you'll post a bit,you dont want me to feel lonely :p

11-13-2002, 02:51 PM
:) ILR did you see Rogi's match yesterday? How about Thu's match? And tell me, how OLD do you think I am? How OLD do I seem to you?? :p ;) That will give you food for thought... speaking of food, must eat my apple/bran muffin -- maybe make a cuppa too!

11-13-2002, 02:53 PM
I saw highlights I was at damn school :mad: And I will most likely only see highlights tomorrow unless I can figure something out ;) You dont seem old to me is that a good or a bad thing?;) About 20 something,I dont know :p

11-13-2002, 02:59 PM
:) a 20-sth granny?!!! now that's really funny and pretty well impossible... i told doris there's no way i can be a granny!! just cos i'm older than she is [i don;'t know her age btw]! i'm definitely older than you! probably older than mrs. b. [even though she's a married woman]... it IS a good thing that i don't seem old to you! some people even in their 20s seem OLD because of their attitude -- not a good thing! and some "old" people seem young cos of their outlook on life -- very good indeed! i never acted my age ever!

11-13-2002, 03:01 PM
hee hee I dont know how old Mrs.B is either!She wont tell me ;) I know about.You are definately older than me coz Im still at :mad:You dont seem too old at all.OK so a 20 something granny does seem strange but, she could have been exaggerating ;) So,Im slightly the youngest huh...........

11-13-2002, 03:03 PM
Hello !!
Effectivement, je me suis vraiment beaucoup amusé, c'est clair, j'ai vu énormément de joueurs et bien entendu notre héros à tous, the best of the best, j'ai nommé: Rogi !!!! ;)
J'ai beaucoup de photos, aussi bien à Bâle qu'à Paris mais beaucoup sont flous et surtout celle de Rogi et de Micha!! :( :( :( ouinnnnn !!!
Et pour le poème, je crois que je ne suis pas assez doué pour en faire un!! lol

Je mettrais bien volontiers les photos sur le forum mais elles sont trop lourdes et il faut que je les modifie un peu mais ça va venir, d'ici quelques jours elles seront là !! Patience... ^_^

Bon je vais pas vous faire des détails, lundi j'ai vu Rogi avant et après son entrainement, je lui ai fait signer une photo (en fichier joint). Mardi je l'ai pas vu mais j'ai vu Micha et je l'ai super encouragé pendant son match, même s'il a perdu :(

Mercredi, j'ai vu Rogi avant son entrainement, puis pendant le match contre Malisse, un match superbe d'ailleurs!! Rogi c'est le meilleur!!!
Je l'ai vu aussi après son match, il est resté 15minutes (un peu près) à signer des autographes et PL s'impatientait grave!! J'étais morte de rire !!!

Je n'avais pas de place pour jeudi mais je voulais trop voir le match de Rogi alors j'en ai acheté une!! J'avais plus un seul euro ;) mais ça en valait la peine!! Rogi jouait pour la 1ère fois sur le central et c'était une bonne 1ère !!! J'avais presque plus de voix mais j'ai quand même crier!!lol
Et ensuite je suis sorti pour ne pas le louper, je voulais vraiment lui parler!! Donc j'ai donné mon billet à Hélène pour qu'elle puisse entrer voir des matchs et j'ai attendu Rogi...j'ai cru qu'il sortirai jamais!!lol
PL, le cordeur et le physio sont sortis mais toujours pas de Rogi !!! Une connaissance qui avait un billet loge m'a dit que Rogi allait pas tardé, il était dans le salon des joueurs. J'attend encore mais j'ai bientôt mon train et faudrait pas que je reste coincé à Paris !!;)
ENFIN il arrive et je suis seule et je peux lui parler!! SOULAGEMENT IMMENSE !!! J'avais tellement stressé depuis le Maroc !! Il a été adorable !! Je l'adore vraiment trop!!! Enfin bref j'étais tellement heureuse et surtout soulagé que j'ai pleuré!!! Pas devant Rogi bien sûr....
voila donc ROGI JE T'ADOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOREm t'es le meilleur, le plus sympa, le plus tout tu es GENIAL !!!!!! Tu seras toujours dans mon coeur et......... à bientot à Arnhem !!! (si je trouve l'argent!!)

Voila donc euh c'était juste un petit résumé, parce que je suis en traind e faire un site et il y aura le résumé complet de mes journées !!!

11-13-2002, 03:04 PM
:) i shall leave you to ruminate while i step out for a bit [in my PJS?!] oops, too cold out there! i'll be back! another UEFA match today -- nobody interesting to me anyway... can't remember -- oh, actually might be deportivo -- any good?? see you soon!

you're just a young sweetie:angel: just like our ROGI!!!

11-13-2002, 03:08 PM
Im a young sweetie?Ah..:) thanks for the pic :D Deportivo?Yeah,they're pretty good,quite an attractive style of football they play.See you later! :wavey:

11-13-2002, 03:29 PM
Merci Doris!! C'est rassurant de savoir que je suis pas la seule à parler français ici!! J'ai pas encore un assez bon niveau d'anglais pour tenir ces conversations!!
Au fait, tu viens d'ou?

11-13-2002, 04:10 PM
:) Salut Meluriel!

Quelle belle photo tu as prise de Rogi!! Il sert des tasses d'espresso??

Doris va traduire ton rapport de Gstaad ou tu veux que je le fasse?

En fait, j'ai jete un petit coup d'oeil a ton site -- c'est super!! Je l'aime bien, il est tres bien fait!! Bravo!

Il faut vraiment appuyer notre Rogi demain lorsqu'il bat Agassim n'est-ce pas? Il a tres bien joue hier -- tu l'as vu?

Bon, il faut que je fasse un peu de travail, tu sais!!

A tout a l'heure, ma chere! ;)

Mrs. B
11-13-2002, 04:54 PM
Whoaaah, has this suddenly become a French thread??????

why don't we just stick to English here please, i think Meluriel has written in English before and not everybody understand French here, i can sort out some words and get the idea, but it kinds of isolate some of us i think..

However, if that's a problem for you Marie, perhaps you should have a thread for you in French then those who speak/write it among the fans here can go there...

I don't know , it's just an idea...

any thoughts on this???? :confused:

11-13-2002, 04:58 PM
aahhh I should learn French :fiery:

11-13-2002, 04:59 PM
great pic meluriel :)

11-13-2002, 05:21 PM
:) Meluriel can send Fren stuff in a PM to anyone who speaks Fren and they can translate in this forum for the others OR she can just post in English w minimal Fren to be translated.

How does that sound, Mrs. B.?

We can help her w Eng too so she can post more easily for the rest of us.

OR she can just send us lovely big photos of Rogi!!

So Rogi plays Novak first, then Juanqui/AA, followed by Hewitt/Safin [boy, Marat's had a hard time!! he should have played the 2nd day! poor thing!]

We probably will see Juanqui tomorrow [Hewitt/Moya today I hope].

11-13-2002, 05:23 PM
:) btw a new pic of ROGI!!

Mrs. B
11-13-2002, 05:28 PM
I think her English is good but she's just shy...c'mon Marie!!!!

Her pics are great but of course we'd like to hear from her too.

I have to leave now, but i'll be back later round midnight...


11-13-2002, 05:35 PM
lovely pic thanks :)

11-13-2002, 05:43 PM
a few more :)

11-13-2002, 07:27 PM
Yes I'm shy !!! very shy!!! But I learn English since three months !! My English's teacher is so happy that I speak English on Internet but it's very very difficult for me!! :(
I'll try to speak in english but I promess you nothing !!

Pour RogiFan:

Oui Rogi a servi des Capuccino !!! C'était à Gstaad, une des nombreuses animations du tournoi, c'était vraiment très très drôle de voir Rogi faire ça !! Et comme j'étais juste àc ôté, j'ai pu faire des belles photos !!

Pour le site, tu as été voir le mien ou celui que j'ai fait sur Rogi? Parce que celui que j'ai fais sur Rogi n'est pas fini et je suis justement en train d'en faire un plus grand !! Je le mettrais en ligne pour la nouvelle année !!

Et pour les photos je vais en mettre quelques-unes ce soir, Gstaad, Bâle, la coupe davis au Maroc et Bercy !!
J'espère qu'elles vous plaîront !!

J'espère que je serais encore malade demain, comme ça je n'irais pas à l'école et je pourrais voir Rogi jouer contre Novak !! ;) ;) ;)


11-13-2002, 07:28 PM

11-13-2002, 07:29 PM
J'aime bien cette photo, il mettait le cacao sur le capuccino !!

11-13-2002, 07:31 PM
with PL:

11-13-2002, 07:32 PM
thanks :D

11-13-2002, 07:32 PM
Je met encore celle-la de Gstaad, les autres viendront un autre jour !!