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Roger Federer defeats Olivier Rochus 6-3, 6-1

Roger-No.1
03-27-2005, 03:54 AM
Very special match.

Oliver Rochus was his doubles partner when they were juniors.

They won Wimbledon together, didn't they?

In the first set Ollie fought through 5 set points. :yeah:

A great player, he had a very good USO 04 and AO 05.

Miami (BBC) - World number one Roger Federer required 71 minutes to book his place in the third round of the Nasdaq-100 Open with a 6-3 6-1 win over Olivier Rochus
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Federer powered 12 aces to brush aside the diminutive Belgian, who beat the tour's tallest player, Ivo Karlovic, in the opening round.

The Swiss will play Mariano Zabaleta in the next round.

Elsewhere, 10th seed Joachim Johansson was beaten in straight sets by unseeded American Jeff Morrison.

Nicolas Kiefer lost out in the all-German clash, beaten comfortably 6-4 6-2 by Florian Meyer.

Victor Hanescu took the opening set with ease against Taylor Dent but had to concede the match through injury whilst trailing 4-0 in the decider.

Last year's runner-up Guillermo Coria safely negotiated his opening match against Davide Sanguinetti, beating the Italian 6-1 6-4.

Argentina's Coria had to retire from last year's final against Andy Roddick with back pains caused by kidney stones.

Roddick retired from the tournament on Friday with a wrist injury.


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lucashg
03-27-2005, 03:59 AM
I hope you don't get banned for posting this thread. :scared:

Anyway, that match looked good for Federer from its stats, a bunch of winners, not too many UEs and a good serve. Zabaleta is definitely more dangerous and Roger has to set his eyes wide open. Good luck, Ninja!

Hm, and his new outfit looks good too, though I prefer the ones he was using. I hope there are different colors.

Art&Soul
03-27-2005, 04:00 AM
Hehe Love his new shirt and so many balls to sign :D The first is out so who is the next potential one to stop JesusFed? :p

Roger-No.1
03-27-2005, 04:04 AM
Hehe Love his new shirt and so many balls to sign :D
Great color: Red!

Like it a lot.

Action Jackson
03-27-2005, 04:08 AM
Wow he beat Rochus, this is not a special match, it was a victory to Fed which is very rare these days.

jole
03-27-2005, 04:11 AM
Wow he beat Rochus, this is not a special match, it was a victory to Fed which is very rare these days.

Oh please!

I just woke up from the hangover I got after the party celebrating Federer's win over Ulihrach.

tennischick
03-27-2005, 04:12 AM
were basketball fans this ungrateful when Michael Jordan ruled? :lol:

Action Jackson
03-27-2005, 04:14 AM
TC, considering I am a Federer fan, there is only so much toadiness one can tolerate, and I think hrbatyfan feels the same.

tennischick
03-27-2005, 04:14 AM
yes but why blame that on Fed? :confused:

Roger-No.1
03-27-2005, 04:19 AM
In Wimbledon Final

Olivier Rochus / Roger Federer

defeated

Michael Llodra / Andy Ram

6-4, 6-4

Olivier was No. 11 in Juniors

No. 16 in doubles.

Action Jackson
03-27-2005, 04:20 AM
yes but why blame that on Fed? :confused:

I am not blaming it on Fed at all. I mean it's over the top and there seems to be just another excuse to start a thread, when he wins a match. I started one taking the piss out of these posters and will need to bump it again, then there is one talking about his game on clay which was a constructive discussion, not just an excuse to gloat.

bad gambler
03-27-2005, 04:28 AM
ditto

there is only so much federer glorification one can take

super player but we don't need to create threads for matches like these days

Lee
03-27-2005, 04:30 AM
Same goes for all X player defeat Y player, blah blah blah.

Fee
03-27-2005, 04:30 AM
Well, hopefully the title of this thread will be changed and this same thread will be used for his next match, and so on. We absolutely don't need a new one each time he wins (and I am a Fed fan). It's not news when he wins unless its a final, its news when he loses...

Action Jackson
03-27-2005, 04:32 AM
Same goes for all X player defeat Y player, blah blah blah.

If it's a huge upset then that would be expected, but I can see your point.

Roger-No.1
03-27-2005, 04:32 AM
Everyone staarts a thread for their favorite player, Lee

You're right.

jole
03-27-2005, 04:32 AM
Until Oscar Hernandez defeats Federer in the Wimbledon semis, I don't want to see another one of these threads.

Fee
03-27-2005, 04:33 AM
Same goes for all X player defeat Y player, blah blah blah.


I absolutely one hundred percent agree with this statement. Since Miami began there have only been two men's matches that needed a thread in GM, the Morrison upset of Joachim and the first match that Flip won (because it had been so long). Other than that, they were all a waste of space and they really should be moved to the tournament forum now.

Action Jackson
03-27-2005, 04:34 AM
Until Oscar Hernandez defeats Federer in the Wimbledon semis, I don't want to see another one of these threads.

That's right Oscar the Wimbledon champ, you know it makes sense.

Smankyou
03-27-2005, 04:34 AM
Um, this was the obvious result, no?

Mariano for president!

Roger-No.1
03-27-2005, 04:35 AM
Well, hopefully the title of this thread will be changed and this same thread will be used for his next match, and so on. We absolutely don't need a new one each time he wins (and I am a Fed fan). It's not news when he wins unless its a final, its news when he loses...
We could use this idea for every player, Fee!

Very good idea.

Roger-No.1
03-27-2005, 04:37 AM
I absolutely one hundred percent agree with this statement. Since Miami began there have only been two men's matches that needed a thread in GM, the Morrison upset of Joachim and the first match that Flip won (because it had been so long).
And the Clement match too! Ok, ok... and Roger!

Fee
03-27-2005, 04:39 AM
Everyone staarts a thread for their favorite player, Lee



'Everyone' bought a Milli Vanilli album too, at one point in time (and how many of them will admit to it now?). 'Everyone does it' has never been a good reason to do anything. I know some people will get mad at those of us who harp on this topic, but individual match threads push some interesting discussion threads to the back pages and it is a shame.

Lee
03-27-2005, 04:40 AM
Everyone staarts a thread for their favorite player, Lee

You're right.

I don't recall I start a thread Schüttler def Starace ;) or any Rainer fans even it's qute an occasion for Rainer winning a match these days :sad:

NATAS81
03-27-2005, 04:42 AM
'Everyone' bought a Milli Vanilli album too, at one point in time (and how many of them will admit to it now?). 'Everyone does it' has never been a good reason to do anything. I know some people will get mad at those of us who harp on this topic, but individual match threads push some interesting discussion threads to the back pages and it is a shame.
I agree. That's why I don't create new threads. I make back-handed compliments in other people's threads. :wavey:

There have been many upsets and unthinkable injuries already in this tournament and the creation of unnecessary threads drags down the ones that actually contain useful information to the tournament.

Action Jackson
03-27-2005, 04:43 AM
I think it should be time to use the Feedback and Suggestions section.

Roger-No.1
03-27-2005, 04:45 AM
individual match threads push some interesting discussion threads to the back pages and it is a shame.
Definitely, Fee

Individual match threads for all players are good to see for each player's fans.

We should get some rules then.

MisterQ
03-27-2005, 04:46 AM
'Everyone' bought a Milli Vanilli album too, at one point in time (and how many of them will admit to it now?).

I still have mine. :tape: ;)

federer_roar
03-27-2005, 04:47 AM
so what? just becoz Federer plays on a high level, and his name appears 20 times in the GM, we can't even celebrate his first round win(okay i know it's 2nd round match)? well-done roger! :bounce:

Action Jackson
03-27-2005, 04:49 AM
I still have mine. :tape: ;)

Q, did that woman last night say to you "baby, don't forget my number".

bad gambler
03-27-2005, 04:50 AM
so what? just becoz Federer plays on a high level, and his name appears 20 times in the GM, we can't even celebrate his first round win(okay i know it's 2nd round match)? well-done roger! :bounce:


celebrate it in the federer forum......

when he wins miami i will join in the celebrations with you in the GM

Lee
03-27-2005, 04:50 AM
so what? just becoz Federer plays on a high level, and his name appears 20 times in the GM, we can't even celebrate his first round win(okay i know it's 2nd round match)? well-done roger! :bounce:

There's a fan forum for this ;)

Lee
03-27-2005, 04:50 AM
celebrate it in the federer forum......

when he wins miami i will join in the celebrations with you in the GM

Yes.

Action Jackson
03-27-2005, 04:51 AM
so what? just becoz Federer plays on a high level, and his name appears 20 times in the GM, we can't even celebrate his first round win(okay i know it's 2nd round match)? well-done roger! :bounce:

You don't get it do you? I mean there are Federer fans who are sick of it, that should say something.

The RG thread is one where there has been discussion, debate and constructive opinions.

Celebrate in the fan forum. When he wins a title or a Slam then that's understandable, but this one is just an excuse for a gloat.

NATAS81
03-27-2005, 04:53 AM
So fans of Rochus should talk about his match in his own forum (if he even has one) ?:confused:

tennischick
03-27-2005, 04:53 AM
I am not blaming it on Fed at all. I mean it's over the top and there seems to be just another excuse to start a thread, when he wins a match. I started one taking the piss out of these posters and will need to bump it again, then there is one talking about his game on clay which was a constructive discussion, not just an excuse to gloat.
gotcha :yeah: and i agree ;)

Roger-No.1
03-27-2005, 04:54 AM
Celebrating in a player's forum would be awesome if every fan celebrated ther

Roger Federer's fans dont have to celebrate in his forum if other fans celebrate in GM.

Action Jackson
03-27-2005, 04:55 AM
So fans of Rochus should talk about his match in his own forum (if he even has one) ?:confused:

No, you are being a prat.

tennischick
03-27-2005, 04:55 AM
Celebrating in a player's forum would be right if every fan did that

Roger Federer's fans dont have to celebrate in his forum if other fans celebrate in GM.
i am a Rogi fan and i agree with the view that you don't need to start a new thread for every single match he wins. the observation about him beating a former doubles partner could easily have become part of another discussion already occurring -- i think that that is the point. :wavey:

Roger-No.1
03-27-2005, 04:58 AM
the observation about him beating a former doubles partner could easily have become part of another discussion already occurring
In the Karlovic thread?

The one thread for each player idea is good, TC

Lee
03-27-2005, 04:59 AM
So fans of Rochus should talk about his match in his own forum (if he even has one) ?:confused:

He has a thread under Belgian Boys in players forum :)

Fee
03-27-2005, 05:00 AM
Individual match threads for all players are good to see for each player's fans.


Huh?

Each player's fans already have a place to yack it up all they like, they are called 'player forums'. Every player has one (or at least a cheering thread) and they can post away there to their hearts' content. The most popular players have their forum AND a 'cheering thread' in the tournament forum as well. Posting nearly identical threads in GM is just plain redundant. I must say the Gaudio and Roddick fans are some of the best at respecting the purpose of GM (it's the Roddick haters that usually post his matches here).

Sometimes I really wish I had moderator's privileges....

NATAS81
03-27-2005, 05:00 AM
No, you are being a prat.
How is that borderline prat? It's an honest question and I'm somewhat new to the forum. But I don't go looking in every section of the players forum, so excuuuuse me.

NATAS81
03-27-2005, 05:01 AM
He has a thread under Belgian Boys in players forum :)
Thank you for the only reasonable response to my quote that was needed.

MisterQ
03-27-2005, 05:02 AM
Q, did that woman last night say to you "baby, don't forget my number".

No, but I blame it on the rain. :umbrella: ;)

Lee
03-27-2005, 05:03 AM
Huh?

Each player's fans already have a place to yack it up all they like, they are called 'player forums'. Every player has one (or at least a cheering thread) and they can post away there to their hearts' content. The most popular players have their forum AND a 'cheering thread' in the tournament forum as well. Posting nearly identical threads in GM is just plain redundant. I must say the Gaudio and Roddick fans are some of the best at respecting the purpose of GM (it's the Roddick haters that usually post his matches here).

Sometimes I really wish I had moderator's privileges....

And I have to add the reason for players forums is to avoid threads like this flooding the GM.

Roger-No.1
03-27-2005, 05:03 AM
Each player's fans already have a place to yack it up all they like, they are called 'player forums'. Every player has one (or at least a cheering thread) and they can post away there to their hearts' content. The most popular players have their forum AND a 'cheering thread' in the tournament forum as well. Posting nearly identical threads in GM is just plain redundant. I must say the Gaudio and Roddick fans are some of the best at respecting the purpose of GM (it's the Roddick haters that usually post his matches here).

Sometimes I really wish I had moderator's privileges....

Definitely Fee

Every player's results, matches sould be in the player's forums or the tournament threads.

Action Jackson
03-27-2005, 05:04 AM
How is that borderline prat? It's an honest question and I'm somewhat new to the forum. But I don't go looking in every section of the players forum, so excuuuuse me.

That might have been a bit harsh. Ok, Federer is the main man at the moment, he has plenty of fans everywhere, but there is no need to post a thread about him winning a 2nd round match.

There are a few individual matches that deserve to be on GM, very close and tough ones and huge upsets naturally will get a mention on GM.

If you trawl through GM, there are too many of these Federer appreciation threads.

Action Jackson
03-27-2005, 05:05 AM
No, but I blame it on the rain. :umbrella: ;)

:worship:

Roger-No.1
03-27-2005, 05:05 AM
And I have to add the reason for players forums is to avoid threads like this flooding the GM.
Definitely.

It's time for all fans to post their "My X player defeats Y player" in the player forums.

We shoudl all agree on that.

Lee
03-27-2005, 05:05 AM
Thank you for the only reasonable response to my quote that was needed.

I didn't know that thread exists until I read your post and looked it up in players forum. It only took me 5 seconds to find it. :)

NATAS81
03-27-2005, 05:07 AM
That might have been a bit harsh. Ok, Federer is the main man at the moment, he has plenty of fans everywhere, but there is no need to post a thread about him winning a 2nd round match.

There are a few individual matches that deserve to be on GM, very close and tough ones and huge upsets naturally will get a mention on GM.

If you trawl through GM, there are too many of these Federer appreciation threads.
I agree. If you read through my trasnscript in this thread you'll see that. I too think every player should have their own forum along with most people in this thread. But it takes patience, and like the Gambling forum, is mutually a matter of time away.

But thanks for taking the time out of your busy posting day to set up a 1 on 1 w/me. :wavey:

NATAS81
03-27-2005, 05:09 AM
I didn't know that thread exists until I read your post and looked it up in players forum. It only took me 5 seconds to find it. :)
Good eye. :yeah:

Yeah, I stumble upon sections I never knew existed every day being the newb-in-training that I am.

Roger-No.1
03-27-2005, 05:09 AM
There are a few individual matches that deserve to be on GM, very close and tough ones and huge upsets naturally will get a mention on GM.
And we need rules.

Because you may think a Gaudio match that was very close is important, but other fans will say, No thanks.

NATAS81
03-27-2005, 05:10 AM
And we need rules.

Because you may think a Gaudio match that was very close is important, but other fans will say, No thanks.
Along with the Mardy Fish upset.

federer_roar
03-27-2005, 05:11 AM
You don't get it do you? I mean there are Federer fans who are sick of it, that should say something.

The RG thread is one where there has been discussion, debate and constructive opinions.

Celebrate in the fan forum. When he wins a title or a Slam then that's understandable, but this one is just an excuse for a gloat.

well, that will be okay if the rest of A def B threads going to the individual player's forum except for Gale Monfils victory, otherwise it's being double standards. :mad:

Action Jackson
03-27-2005, 05:14 AM
And we need rules.

Because you may think a Gaudio match that was very close is important, but other fans will say, No thanks.

I don't flood GM with Gaudio's matches as threads. Well the RG final that was a story in itself. Gaudio doesn't even rate here, so why would you bring his name up?

Nobody compares to Federer at the moment, this is obvious. Do you need to know if you jump off a cliff without a parachute and don't hit any water, to know it hurts?

Action Jackson
03-27-2005, 05:17 AM
I agree. If you read through my trasnscript in this thread you'll see that. I too think every player should have their own forum along with most people in this thread. But it takes patience, and like the Gambling forum, is mutually a matter of time away.

But thanks for taking the time out of your busy posting day to set up a 1 on 1 w/me. :wavey:

I don't whine that the 2005 Wimbledon winner Oscar Hernandez doesn't have one, not every player will have a fan forum, but I am not sure if Federer has that problem.

Could you try and be a bit funnier when you are being insincere, it makes it more enjoyable to read.

Action Jackson
03-27-2005, 05:18 AM
well, that will be okay if the rest of A def B threads going to the individual player's forum except for Gale Monfils victory, otherwise it's being double standards. :mad:

Selective eyesight again have we?

What does this previous post of mine say?

There are a few individual matches that deserve to be on GM, very close and tough ones and huge upsets naturally will get a mention on GM.

Monfils beating a top 15 player would classify as an upset at the moment.

Roger-No.1
03-27-2005, 05:19 AM
I don't flood GM with Gaudio's matches as threads. Well the RG final that was a story in itself. Gaudio doesn't even rate here, so why would you bring his name up?
A Gaudiofan here.

And Gaudio doesn't win as often as Roger Federer.

He isn't World number one, he isn't in the spotlight.

That's why you don't see all those threads,

many of them are started by non Roger Fans because they saw his backhand, they want to talk about his serve, about his next opponent, his last match.

bad gambler
03-27-2005, 05:20 AM
A Gaudiofan here.

And Gaudio doesn't win as often as Roger Federer.

He isn't World number one, he isn't in the spotlight.

That's why you don't see all those threads,

many of them are started by non Roger Fans because they saw his backhand, they want to talk about his serve, about his next opponent, his last match.

:lol:

this is too much....

Roger-No.1
03-27-2005, 05:24 AM
Lleyton Hewitt is World No. 2

he's in the spotlight too,

And gets many individual threads too

Action Jackson
03-27-2005, 05:24 AM
A Gaudiofan here.

And Gaudio doesn't win as often as Roger Federer.

He isn't World number one, he isn't in the spotlight.

That's why you don't see all those threads,

many of them are started by non Roger Fans because they saw his backhand, they want to talk about his serve, about his next opponent, his last match.

I see you are missing the point.

Wow! Gaston doesn't win as often as Roger that is news to me. So that makes it ok, when Roger wins a routine 2nd round match without being under pressure justifies starting a thread on GM, glorifying this achievement?

Thanks for explaining why, but I thought you'd have an idea about the MTF Gaudio fanbase as well, that's another reason. He is what he is and accept him for that.

Rubbish, if anyone has a TV they'll have seen Federer play and even ESPN show plenty of him, it's a piss poor excuse to justify gloating when there isn't a need to.

NATAS81
03-27-2005, 05:25 AM
I haven't seen the draw "in-depth" but what if Roger beat another player in the top 10. Would that qualify?

Certainly Federer/Ljubicic would.

federer_roar
03-27-2005, 05:26 AM
Selective eyesight again have we?

What does this previous post of mine say?

There are a few individual matches that deserve to be on GM, very close and tough ones and huge upsets naturally will get a mention on GM.

Monfils beating a top 15 player would classify as an upset at the moment.

talking about selective eyesight, didn't you read I excluded Monfils' victory as a big upset always thrilling.

Roger-No.1
03-27-2005, 05:26 AM
Rubbish, if anyone has a TV they'll have seen Federer play and even ESPN show plenty of him, it's a piss poor excuse to justify gloating when there isn't a need to.
And is celebrating when Gaudio wins is gloating?

Or when Rodick wins? Or Lleyton or Safin?

Every fan should get a chance to celebrate if they want.

jole
03-27-2005, 05:26 AM
Next thing you know, if Federer isn't your favorite player you've lost at life because he is winning the most matches these days.

NATAS81
03-27-2005, 05:27 AM
Lleyton Hewitt is World No. 2

he's in the spotlight too,

And gets many individual threads too
Yeah, let's talk about Hewitt's toe when he hasn't played a single match @ Miami, right?

Smankyou
03-27-2005, 05:28 AM
a) I can't believe this thread is still going.

b) It's called common sense. Don't post useless threads.

c) As Lee and others have already mentioned... you can utilise the fan forums for these sorts of threads.

Roger-No.1
03-27-2005, 05:29 AM
Wow! Gaston doesn't win as often as Roger that is news to me.

And it isn't new. Gaudio is already top 10 and it would be great if he got more exposure. And he's already popular.

And if he became world number 1, we would see all those fans who don't like Argentine players complaining.

Action Jackson
03-27-2005, 05:30 AM
And is celebrating when Gaudio wins is gloating?

Or when Rodick wins? Or Lleyton or Safin?

Every fan should get a chance to celebrate if they want.

Obviously, you are still missing the point.

Roddick had a very tough against Verdasco, who most Americans hadn't seen before and I can see why that would be on GM or the Safin vs Labadze result being as close as it was, though it would be better on the tournament thread.

If you want to be arrogant Federer fan, please be so and be open about it.

There is a difference between winning a major championship or a routine 1st/2nd round match or hasn't that registered.

bad gambler
03-27-2005, 05:30 AM
a) I can't believe this thread is still going.

b) It's called common sense. Don't post useless threads.

c) As Lee and others have already mentioned... you can utilise the fan forums for these sorts of threads.


you have to explain it more simpler than that smanky to get the message across it seems.....

Rosa Luxembourg
03-27-2005, 05:31 AM
Keep going Roger! All the way! :kiss:

federer_roar
03-27-2005, 05:31 AM
Nobody compares to Federer at the moment, this is obvious. Do you need to know if you jump off a cliff without a parachute and don't hit any water, to know it hurts?

That's called suicide. :lol: You need to go back to school to learn what is similarity , don't you?

NATAS81
03-27-2005, 05:31 AM
Then why not just constrict all threads with a scoreline in them to the tournament section itself?

Roger-No.1
03-27-2005, 05:32 AM
Roddick had a very tough against Verdasco, who most Americans hadn't seen before and I can see why that would be on GM or the Safin vs Labadze result being as close as it was, though it would be better on the tournament thread.

And you're missing the point.

There are routine wins for Hewitt and Roddick and Safin and their fans post them too.

Action Jackson
03-27-2005, 05:32 AM
talking about selective eyesight, didn't you read I excluded Monfils' victory as a big upset always thrilling.

Ok, Morrison winning a match against PimPim obviously will be on GM, as he hasn't won a big match in ages, is that better for you?

Rosa Luxembourg
03-27-2005, 05:34 AM
Obviously, you are still missing the point.

Roddick had a very tough against Verdasco, who most Americans hadn't seen before and I can see why that would be on GM or the Safin vs Labadze result being as close as it was, though it would be better on the tournament thread.

If you want to be arrogant Federer fan, please be so and be open about it.

There is a difference between winning a major championship or a routine 1st/2nd round match or hasn't that registered.


don't tell ppl what to post here... you are not even a frigging moderator. and if you want ppl to live by your rules, get your own MB and do it there (I'm sure there will be 10 posters at most). so, either play nice here or f*ck off.

Roger-No.1
03-27-2005, 05:34 AM
Then why not just constrict all threads with a scoreline in them to the tournament section itself?
Definitely.

federer_roar
03-27-2005, 05:34 AM
Ok, Morrison winning a match against PimPim obviously will be on GM, as he hasn't won a big match in ages, is that better for you? no, it's only good for Morrison. :)

Action Jackson
03-27-2005, 05:34 AM
That's called suicide. :lol: You need to go back to school to learn what is similarity , don't you?

What a revelation it's called suicide. Thanks for that doctor that is the most revealing thing I have heard today.

Action Jackson
03-27-2005, 05:35 AM
no, it's only good for Morrison. :)

Very true.

NATAS81
03-27-2005, 05:35 AM
don't tell ppl what to post here... you are not even a frigging moderator. and you want ppl to leave by your rules, get your own MB and do it htere (I'm sure there will be 10 post at most). so, either play nice here or f*ck off.
lmfao sniper outta teh bushes!

Action Jackson
03-27-2005, 05:38 AM
don't tell ppl what to post here... you are not even a frigging moderator. and if you want ppl to live by your rules, get your own MB and do it there (I'm sure there will be 10 posters at most). so, either play nice here or f*ck off.

Here it is the intellectual sieve itself. I am not telling people what to post and actually I am having fun here and if Fed fans want to gloat when there is no reason that's their choice, and it's mine not to agree with it. I accept that and so do they.

Lee
03-27-2005, 05:38 AM
a) I can't believe this thread is still going.

Me too

b) It's called common sense. Don't post useless threads.

Obviously, 'common sense' is hard to find these days.

Roger-No.1
03-27-2005, 05:38 AM
don't tell ppl what to post here... you are not even a frigging moderator. and if you want ppl to live by your rules, get your own MB and do it there (I'm sure there will be 10 posters at most).
An interesting match for him is not interesting for someone else.

tennischick
03-27-2005, 05:38 AM
Obviously, you are still missing the point.

no he's not. he's simply disagreeing with you. stop acting so superior, it's not necessary.

federer_roar
03-27-2005, 05:39 AM
What a revelation it's called suicide. Thanks for that doctor that is the most revealing thing I have heard today.

Why i am not surprise you don't get it? Jumping off the cliff is not called 'obvious'. You need to learn how to make metaphors before use one. You can do better than that.

NATAS81
03-27-2005, 05:40 AM
There are countless threads about the scoreline. What if fans of the two players each posts a thread about the same scoreline? Is that cool?

Rosa Luxembourg
03-27-2005, 05:40 AM
Here it is the intellectual sieve itself. I am not telling people what to post and actually I am having fun here and if Fed fans want to gloat when there is no reason that's their choice, and it's mine not to agree with it. I accept that and so do they.

oh pleeeeeese... this is not the first time I see you to come into the thread and start telling : "no no no you are supposed to put this thread here or there".

annoying!

Rosa Luxembourg
03-27-2005, 05:41 AM
no he's not. he's simply disagreeing with you. stop acting so superior, it's not necessary.


:worship: that's exactly what's he/she/whatever is doing, especially to new posters...

NATAS81
03-27-2005, 05:41 AM
Here it is the intellectual sieve itself. I am not telling people what to post and actually I am having fun here and if Fed fans want to gloat when there is no reason that's their choice, and it's mine not to agree with it. I accept that and so do they.
Stop making up words. It clouds people's judgement.

tennischick
03-27-2005, 05:41 AM
Federer Fans in Fighting Form :eek: :lol:

Action Jackson
03-27-2005, 05:42 AM
And you're missing the point.

There are routine wins for Hewitt and Roddick and Safin and their fans post them too.

Actually Safin doesn't have routine wins, but as Fee said Roddick, Hewitt and Safin fans for the vast majority of time they keep it to their boards.

With the Duck, he has more of the anti-brigade posting threads on GM.

The fact is Gaudio won't make it that high and none of his fans care about that, he is doing the best he can.

Rosa Luxembourg
03-27-2005, 05:42 AM
There are countless threads about the scoreline. What if fans of the two players each posts a thread about the same scoreline? Is that cool?

so, who cares? one of the threads will eventually die... what's the harm?

bad gambler
03-27-2005, 05:43 AM
:boxing: :armed:

who wants some?

:lol:

Smankyou
03-27-2005, 05:43 AM
Woah this thread got messy, very quickly.

Roger-No.1
03-27-2005, 05:44 AM
I am not telling people what to post and actually I am having fun here and if Fed fans want to gloat when there is no reason that's their choice, and it's mine not to agree with it. I accept that and so do they.
Yes you like telling people what to post

If you don't want to celebrate when Roger or other top player wins

(Lleyton. Roddick, Safin, etc),

Don't celebrate (or gloat, according to GeorgeWHitler)

NATAS81
03-27-2005, 05:45 AM
so, who cares? one of the threads will eventually die... what's the harm?
You get people like George asking about it that's all. It sounds good to me.

Lee
03-27-2005, 05:45 AM
It's more like comedy relief now. :haha: :rolls:

tennischick
03-27-2005, 05:45 AM
Here it is the intellectual sieve itself. I am not telling people what to post and actually I am having fun here and if Fed fans want to gloat when there is no reason that's their choice, and it's mine not to agree with it. I accept that and so do they.
and you keep falling thru the intellectual sieve by your apparent inability to ignore this and similar threads...(just joining the posse :armed: )

Action Jackson
03-27-2005, 05:46 AM
no he's not. he's simply disagreeing with you. stop acting so superior, it's not necessary.

Considering Roger-No.1 has one view and I have another, there isn't a problem from my side or his about this.

I am having a ball and it's thanks to this thread, though Roger-No.1 has made some good points.

Rosa Luxembourg
03-27-2005, 05:46 AM
Yes you like telling people what to post

If you don't want to celebrate when Roger or other top player wins

(Lleyton. Roddick, Safin, etc),

Don't celebrate (or gloat, according to GeorgeWHitler)


exactly!


and on the topic of the thread, I hope Roger wins the rest of his matches in Miami and this year, so that we could post threads about every one of them! Roger :kiss:

NATAS81
03-27-2005, 05:48 AM
exactly!


and on the topic of the thread, I hope Roger wins the rest of his matches in Miami and this year, so that we could post threads about every one of them! Roger :kiss:
I got first dibs on Roger's apparel. :devil:

Rosa Luxembourg
03-27-2005, 05:48 AM
You get people like George asking about it that's all. It sounds good to me.

:smooch:

Smankyou
03-27-2005, 05:49 AM
I hope Roger wins the rest of his matches in Miami and this year, so that we could post threads about every one of them!

Agree with the former. Disagree with the latter. :)

jole
03-27-2005, 05:52 AM
Wanting to have 5% fewer Federer d. Hanescu threads is hardly a new topic, although you'd think it was with the parade of clowns coming straight out of left field. A wide variety of people have supported not cluttering general messages with stuff like this 24/7.

Action Jackson
03-27-2005, 05:52 AM
and you keep falling thru the intellectual sieve by your apparent inability to ignore this and similar threads...(just joining the posse :armed: )

Can you get me a cheap deal on some guns?

Action Jackson
03-27-2005, 05:56 AM
Why i am not surprise you don't get it? Jumping off the cliff is not called 'obvious'. You need to learn how to make metaphors before use one. You can do better than that.

If you don't think it's obvious, try doing it and you'll see what happens.

WyveN
03-27-2005, 05:59 AM
Given that 90% of the stuff on GM is absolute garbage that makes hollywood gossip magazines look like Aeronautical engineering text books I don't get the big fuss over player x d player y threads.

Oh well, I have never started them and not about to start now.

Doggy
03-27-2005, 06:01 AM
omg Guillermo had kidney stones? Ugh, even athletes are not safe from this?

jole
03-27-2005, 06:02 AM
omg Guillermo had kidney stones? Ugh, even athletes are not safe from this?

Yes. They are not even safe from chicken pox.

Roger-No.1
03-27-2005, 06:05 AM
Given that 90% of the stuff on GM is absolute garbage that makes hollywood gossip magazines look like Aeronautical engineering text books I don't get the big fuss over player x d player y threads.
Agreed.

If a fan of Z players sees "X player defeats Y player", he doesn't have to reply to the thread. Just go to the next one.

That, or Fee's idea.

Roger-No.1
03-27-2005, 06:06 AM
Yes. They are not even safe from chicken pox.
:haha:

But Ferrero is getting better now

Go Ferrero!

NATAS81
03-27-2005, 06:07 AM
Why doesn't this forum implement an ignore feature to any specific context or variable (IE: Player X, Y, Z)

Doggy
03-27-2005, 06:08 AM
Poor Ferrero. Anyways, I have an idea. If you don't like the Roger threads, then why enter them and post? You keep bumping up the thread by arguing. Woheva

Smankyou
03-27-2005, 06:12 AM
Poor Ferrero. Anyways, I have an idea. If you don't like the Roger threads, then why enter them and post? You keep bumping up the thread by arguing. Woheva
It's not that I don't like the Roger threads (he floats my boat)... I just don't want to have to sift through the pointless ones to get to a decent read.

WyveN
03-27-2005, 06:13 AM
Poor Ferrero. Anyways, I have an idea. If you don't like the Roger threads, then why enter them and post? You keep bumping up the thread by arguing. Woheva

I thought something incredible happened during the match given the length of this thread but I guess I should have known its dozens of posts of boring arguing over something trivial.

NATAS81
03-27-2005, 06:13 AM
What's so pointless about any of Roger's victories? He's soo damn brilliant!

federer_roar
03-27-2005, 06:14 AM
If you don't think it's obvious, try doing it and you'll see what happens.

You still don't get it, do you? Nobody experimented to jump off cliff as it's not going to hurt, is going to die, isn't that OBVIOUS to you? :rolleyes:

federer_roar
03-27-2005, 06:16 AM
I thought something incredible happened during the match given the length of this thread but I guess I should have known its dozens of posts of boring arguing over something trivial.
:lol:

Action Jackson
03-27-2005, 06:19 AM
You still don't get it, do you? Nobody experimented to jump off cliff as it's not going to hurt, is going to die, isn't that OBVIOUS to you? :rolleyes:

Good, I didn't think you were serious.

Give it up, everyone else has stopped with the arguing about nothing.

federer_roar
03-27-2005, 06:36 AM
Good, I didn't think you were serious.

Give it up, everyone else has stopped with the arguing about nothing.

No nothing to argue about on a wrong metaphor. I worried you didn't see the obvious. Someone said Norway has highest suicide rate, so.... :p

Action Jackson
03-27-2005, 06:41 AM
No nothing to argue about on a wrong metaphor. I worried you didn't see the obvious. Someone said Norway has highest suicide rate, so.... :p

Wow! if you think I made a mistake with a metaphor, then you have truly showed your ignorance with the suicide rate thing, but that isn't surprising.

That was answered already and they were proven wrong.

Just to prove how ill-informed you are.

http://www.who.int/mental_health/prevention/suicide/suiciderates/en/

federer_roar
03-27-2005, 06:58 AM
Wow! if you think I made a mistake with a metaphor, then you have truly showed your ignorance with the suicide rate thing, but that isn't surprising.

That was answered already and they were proven wrong.

Just to prove how ill-informed you are.

http://www.who.int/mental_health/prevention/suicide/suiciderates/en/
Yep, Norway's NOT the highest among high GNP countries. But I wouldn't be gloating so much though. :rolleyes:
http://www.mcdl.org/Stats/gnpsuicide.htm

Action Jackson
03-27-2005, 07:01 AM
Yeah, suicide in Norway's NOT the highest among high GNP countries.
http://www.mcdl.org/Stats/gnpsuicide.htm

Good, we've cleared that up then.

Fee
03-27-2005, 07:48 AM
Okay, whoever wrote the original post in this thread needs to go edit it and change the title to 'A 9 page debate about useless threads in GM' or someone else is going to think this is a thread about Roger.

This board does not have a whole lot of 'rules' so to speak. So how about this...

SENSIBLE, INTELLIGENT people agree amongst themselves not to post unnecessary and non-newsworthy match threads in GM.

Are you a sensible, intelligent person?

World Beater
03-27-2005, 08:07 AM
Okay, whoever wrote the original post in this thread needs to go edit it and change the title to 'A 9 page debate about useless threads in GM' or someone else is going to think this is a thread about Roger.

This board does not have a whole lot of 'rules' so to speak. So how about this...

SENSIBLE, INTELLIGENT people agree amongst themselves not to post unnecessary and non-newsworthy match threads in GM.

Are you a sensible, intelligent person?

No! I am :silly: ...what you gonna do when i start a useless thread?

MissMoJo
03-27-2005, 08:24 AM
No! I am :silly: ...what you gonna do when i start a useless thread?
said useless thread becomes your informal chat thread where all the people who agree that you're :silly: post. have fun

WyveN
03-27-2005, 09:24 AM
SENSIBLE, INTELLIGENT people agree amongst themselves not to post unnecessary and non-newsworthy match threads in GM.


and if they are posted then just move on, no need to click on it.

star
03-27-2005, 01:26 PM
Poor Oli. :sad:

These matches should be handicapped just to make them interesting. Oli needs to start each set up two breaks. ;)

Neely
03-27-2005, 01:54 PM
were basketball fans this ungrateful when Michael Jordan ruled? :lol:
Yes, I was :) Though, I always acknowledged his special skills, I just wasn't a fan of him and wasn't cheering (much) for him.

radics
03-27-2005, 01:56 PM
I really hope ppl start complaing too, if someone starts a thread about Roddick def. XYZ 62 63 or Hewitt def. someone or Coria or Ferrero or Safin or who ever.

I see it comming, sometime will everyone get smashed for starting a thread with Federer in it. This will get some ppl.s new hobby. :(

onewoman74
03-27-2005, 01:57 PM
What the hell is going on up in MTF? We have people telling other people where to shove their threads...If people want to post endless threads about a player or players that's on them...unless the admin has a problem w/ the posters or the threads. I say find another tennis forum or make your own...then u can post YOUR rules on how and what people can do.

I love how people love to change peoples behavior when it suits them. These are some of the same people who start bad repping members for bs reasons... Give me a f***ing break!! :rolleyes:

yanchr
03-27-2005, 05:07 PM
I'm surprised to see so many pages of this thread :eek: What's the heck there to talk about the match? Is it that just recently all Roger related threads were sniffed off by the so-called intelligent posters? :scratch: ......Then I came to realize, oh yes, maybe this one is another bashing thread. Well I'm right, but I'm also wrong to come in hoping to find some fun here :sad: :rolleyes:

Pls if anyone thinks whichever thread is stupid or meaningless, start your own one. Don't just sit back and comment with sarcastic ease on anyone who is making effort to try to vitalize this forum whatever effort it is or whether you like it or not.

And, what do you expect to see in GM during a tournament? Remember a big tournament is well in progress. Every victory by anyone is NEWS...come on...though I'm not saying to start such a Roger thread is nothing but sensible. But what's all the blame for?

I'm being rather stupid to reply to the thread myself :o

Rosa Luxembourg
03-27-2005, 05:18 PM
I'm surprised to see so many pages of this thread :eek: What's the heck there to talk about the match? Is it that just recently all Roger related threads were sniffed off by the so-called intelligent posters? :scratch: ......Then I came to realize, oh yes, maybe this one is another bashing thread. Well I'm right, but I'm also wrong to come in hoping to find some fun here :sad: :rolleyes:

Pls if anyone thinks whichever thread is stupid or meaningless, start your own one. Don't just sit back and comment with sarcastic ease on anyone who is making effort to try to vitalize this forum whatever effort it is or whether you like it or not.

And, what do you expect to see in GM during a tournament? Remember a big tournament is well in progress. Every victory by anyone is NEWS...come on...though I'm not saying to start such a Roger thread is nothing but sensible. But what's all the blame for?

I'm being rather stupid to reply to the thread myself :o


right on the money! what's there not to love about my fellow Roger fans? :worship: :kiss:

Daniel
03-28-2005, 12:23 AM
well done Roger :clap2:

ftd999
03-28-2005, 01:27 AM
I'm surprised to see so many pages of this thread :eek: What's the heck there to talk about the match? Is it that just recently all Roger related threads were sniffed off by the so-called intelligent posters? :scratch: ......Then I came to realize, oh yes, maybe this one is another bashing thread. Well I'm right, but I'm also wrong to come in hoping to find some fun here :sad: :rolleyes:

Pls if anyone thinks whichever thread is stupid or meaningless, start your own one. Don't just sit back and comment with sarcastic ease on anyone who is making effort to try to vitalize this forum whatever effort it is or whether you like it or not.

And, what do you expect to see in GM during a tournament? Remember a big tournament is well in progress. Every victory by anyone is NEWS...come on...though I'm not saying to start such a Roger thread is nothing but sensible. But what's all the blame for?

I'm being rather stupid to reply to the thread myself :o

I just have this funny image of someone posting a 'Federer d. Morrison 6-1 6-1' thread and absolutely no one responds. 10,000 posters and not one response. It just scrolls away, lingering somewhere out there in limbo, waiting for a comment :)

I agree though, who cares if they post these threads? I mean really, Rochus 3 and 1, there doesn't seem to be too much to say. I found my way here through searching someone else's posts. Still, I don't mind it though. If people enjoy posting about Roger's thrashings, then more power to them :)

Dirk
03-28-2005, 02:11 AM
How about we stop creating threads in the GM for matches unless it's an upset? Can that be an unspoken rule?

Daniel
03-28-2005, 02:25 AM
How about we stop creating threads in the GM for matches unless it's an upset? Can that be an unspoken rule?

I dont think people will stop starting threads everytime Roger wins a match.

Dirk
03-28-2005, 02:32 AM
Well then they should complain when other match threads are posted. Can't have it both ways Federer haters. ;)