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Roger Federer defeats Tim Henman 6-4, 6-2

Roger-No.1
03-31-2005, 08:22 PM
Henman served particularly well for a set and a half

This is Roger Federer's 20th consecutive win

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euroka1
03-31-2005, 08:24 PM
Federer's back to his old form. Great to see someone thinking out his points and then winning them.

El Legenda
03-31-2005, 08:26 PM
Go Roger.

Roger-No.1
03-31-2005, 08:30 PM
Tim had the eye of the tiger..... did you see his eyes

Nacho
03-31-2005, 08:32 PM
:yawn:

dylan24
03-31-2005, 08:32 PM
good job fed ex.
looks like that one off day got his jucies recharged.
hope andre wins tonight
and then fed ex can give him another beating

Billabong
03-31-2005, 08:33 PM
Rogi played absolutely awesome, certainly a lot better than his 2 previous matches:D! He hit tons of winners and incredible passing shots, while doing very few UFES... He definitely elevated his level, and it's gonna be tough for his opponent in the semis!!!

El Legenda
03-31-2005, 08:33 PM
Roger didnt toss the racquet today like vs Ancic :)

Roger-No.1
03-31-2005, 08:34 PM
Miami (BBC) - The Swiss star broke in the fifth game of a closely fought opening set, and saved a break point in game eight with a magnificent second serve.

Henman was rarely able to threaten Federer and the top seed broke twice in the second set for a 6-4 6-2 victory.

Federer goes on to face Andre Agassi or Taylor Dent in the last four.

Henman put in a solid performance but was made to pay for every lapse of concentration, with Federer capitalising ruthlessly.

The world number one largely controlled the match from the baseline and fired several unstoppable forehands as Henman tried to take charge at the net.

And despite some wonderful volleys from the Briton, Federer was more often than not able to find the winning pass.

adeegee
03-31-2005, 08:36 PM
:zzz: these are seriously worrying times for tennis when one of the best players in the world plays well and wins 6 games

Roger-No.1
03-31-2005, 08:36 PM
Roger didnt toss the racquet today like vs Ancic :)
Ancic is a future Wimbledon star.

Expect him to do great things there.

mangoes
03-31-2005, 08:42 PM
Henman played a good match. Roger was just simply blessed.

Dirk
03-31-2005, 08:43 PM
If Mario cannot even win a title then he cannot win Wimbledon. He might or might not be a future star and possible Wimbledon champion. It won't happen for a few years though and who knows he might need a sick of injuried Roger in order to nab it.

NYCtennisfan
03-31-2005, 08:46 PM
these are seriously worrying times for tennis when one of the best players in the world plays well and wins 6 games

Unless of course Nadal did it.....right? No troubles at all. Anyone who has ever picked up a racquet and competed on the court marvels at what Federer did today.

adeegee
03-31-2005, 08:47 PM
Mario doesn't have the head to win a slam. He has serious mental problems, in a similar way to Mr Safin although he's managed to win a few Slams. Ancic also isn't that much younger than the current crop of Federer/Roddick/Safin/Hewitt etc, and look at the difference in achievements. A talented but overrated player in my opinion, he simply can't be considered a major threat at slams yet.

Roger-No.1
03-31-2005, 08:48 PM
If Mario cannot even win a title then he cannot win Wimbledon.
Definitely Dirk. He needs to win a title to be more confident.

adeegee
03-31-2005, 08:49 PM
Unless of course Nadal did it.....right? No troubles at all. Anyone who has ever picked up a racquet and competed on the court marvels at what Federer did today.

What do you mean unless Nadal did it?

Obviously Federer impresses me the way he is playing at the moment, but you simply can't say its good for mens tennis when he's lost 1 match for almost 6 months and doesn't even look like losing. I'm not doubting his talents it's just not good for spectators

intikab
03-31-2005, 08:49 PM
:zzz: these are seriously worrying times for tennis when one of the best players in the world plays well and wins 6 games

When Tiger Woods was winning 7/11 majors, that was a worrying time for golf, right?

El Legenda
03-31-2005, 08:50 PM
When Tiger Woods was winning 7/11 majors, that was a worrying time for golf, right?

Golf is for guys with huge ass'

Roger-No.1
03-31-2005, 08:51 PM
Or Nadal......

One player we could be happy for if he wins as many matches as Federer is Nadal.

Roger-No.1
03-31-2005, 08:54 PM
Golf is for guys with huge ass'
:haha: :rolls:

adeegee
03-31-2005, 08:59 PM
When Tiger Woods was winning 7/11 majors, that was a worrying time for golf, right?

Kind of, but I wouldn't see his dominance was as large as Federer's at the moment. Woods still entered a lot of tournaments and didn't win. Federer has lost 1 match in around 6 months. In golf, players like Vijay Singh and Ernie Els caught up with Woods relatively quickly, they had to raise their games and did. Unfortunately it just doesn't look like happening in tennis, Safin has mental problems, Hewitt just doesn't have the game to beat Federer, and Roddick needs improvements in a few areas. I might get criticised for this but I'd say Roddick is the one with the best chance of catching up, we all know which areas he needs to improve, and with a lot of hard work it's possible.

Roger-No.1
03-31-2005, 09:00 PM
And Nadal, adegee?

NYCtennisfan
03-31-2005, 09:04 PM
What do you mean unless Nadal did it?

Obviously Federer impresses me the way he is playing at the moment, but you simply can't say its good for mens tennis when he's lost 1 match for almost 6 months and doesn't even look like losing. I'm not doubting his talents it's just not good for spectators

You know what I mean. You are a fan of Nadal's. I like him, I like his game. If Nadal was winning like Federer.......would you consider it "boring"? People call it boring because Federer prevents people they like from winning. I like Federer, am a fan sort of, but the fact is that him with a racquet playing tennis is breathtaking. I played tennis at the college level (no big deal) and to see what the man does is NOT boring. It wasn't boring when Jordan dominated, it wasn't boring when Woods dominated (remember his giant wins at the Masters and the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach? All the sporting world was abuzz. No....sports needs the dominators so they can be dethroned. The 49'ers and Cowb oys of old. The Lakers and Celtics and Bulls of old. The Yankees always. Sports needs that big gun, that benchmark.

In_Disguise
03-31-2005, 09:05 PM
I might get criticised for this but I'd say Roddick is the one with the best chance of catching up, we all know which areas he needs to improve, and with a lot of hard work it's possible.

Yeah, i agree! Just think of Roddick with an Agassi like backhand!

adeegee
03-31-2005, 09:05 PM
And Nadal, adegee?

Are you asking if I think he could beat Federer? At the moment I'd say it was highly unlikely, it'd be interesting in that he can hit a lot of topspin forehands cross court to Roger's backhand. Ljubicic admitted how difficult a one handed backhander finds it against a lefty's huge topspin like Nadal and Verdasco. Roger struggled with it a lot when they met last year, but he's come on a lot since then.

Obviously I'd strongly fancy Roger to win on anything but clay, but Nadal has got a lot of time on his side and has one of the best hearts on the tour. He's willing to learn and if he can just add a few bits and pieces to his game he could challenge. If they met in the final I'd fear for Rafa, Federer would be in every one of Nadal's service games and it would be near to impossible for Nadal to compete for 5 sets. I'd be happy if he took a set, and then looked forward to the clay court season, where he certainly has chances to beat Roger. ;)

adeegee
03-31-2005, 09:09 PM
You know what I mean. You are a fan of Nadal's. I like him, I like his game. If Nadal was winning like Federer.......would you consider it "boring"? People call it boring because Federer prevents people they like from winning. I like Federer, am a fan sort of, but the fact is that him with a racquet playing tennis is breathtaking. I played tennis at the college level (no big deal) and to see what the man does is NOT boring. It wasn't boring when Jordan dominated, it wasn't boring when Woods dominated (remember his giant wins at the Masters and the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach? All the sporting world was abuzz. No....sports needs the dominators so they can be dethroned. The 49'ers and Cowb oys of old. The Lakers and Celtics and Bulls of old. The Yankees always. Sports needs that big gun, that benchmark.

Oh right. To be honest I like players when they're up and coming. If Nadal was dominating like Federer I would still be a fan but I'd find new players to follow. I quite like Federer, he's a nice guy and of course plays some ridiculous tennis. BUT, take the IW Final last week. No.1 vs No.2 in the world should be a great match, but I think pretty much everyone knew Federer would win comfortably, even Hewitt himself. No matter how well Federer plays, watching crushing straight sets defeats just doesn't fit my enjoyment of tennis. Even the US Open Final, Federer was unbelievable that day and I appreciate that, but I would much rather watch an epic 5 set match of lower quality.

SwiSha
03-31-2005, 09:10 PM
what can I say ...amazing Roger .... one of a kind !!
He rises with the challenge !!!

Roger-No.1
03-31-2005, 09:11 PM
You know what I mean. You are a fan of Nadal's. I like him, I like his game. If Nadal was winning like Federer.......would you consider it "boring"? People call it boring because Federer prevents people they like from winning. I like Federer, am a fan sort of, but the fact is that him with a racquet playing tennis is breathtaking. I played tennis at the college level (no big deal) and to see what the man does is NOT boring. It wasn't boring when Jordan dominated, it wasn't boring when Woods dominated (remember his giant wins at the Masters and the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach? All the sporting world was abuzz. No....sports needs the dominators so they can be dethroned. The 49'ers and Cowb oys of old. The Lakers and Celtics and Bulls of old. The Yankees always. Sports needs that big gun, that benchmark.
Right on, NYCtennisfan

people would pay to see him hitting a wall.... In fact, as a child, he would play vs the wall! :haha:

And fans of players who can't beat him don't like it when he wins.

He's a joy to watch!

He's doing wonderful things for tennis, putting us on the map.

And yes, he willl be dethroned.

azinna
03-31-2005, 09:13 PM
What's interesting is that -- like Tiger, like MJordan and MJohnson -- Federer just may end up drawing crowds and selling tickets. Folks hear there's something rare and special on the court, a once in a generation player, and they start to flock, hoping to catch a glimpse and be able to tell their grandkids......

NATAS81
03-31-2005, 09:21 PM
Yeah, i agree! Just think of Roddick with an Agassi like backhand!
Gaudio-like. :yeah:

robinhood
03-31-2005, 09:24 PM
Yeah, Roger~

Yoda
03-31-2005, 09:24 PM
No matter how well Federer plays, watching crushing straight sets defeats just doesn't fit my enjoyment of tennis. Even the US Open Final, Federer was unbelievable that day and I appreciate that, but I would much rather watch an epic 5 set match of lower quality.

Unless adeegee, you put a ton of $$$s on Federer :p
Nadal's been putting you through pain, b4 the pleasure :D

NATAS81
03-31-2005, 09:25 PM
What's interesting is that -- like Tiger, like MJordan and MJohnson -- Federer just may end up drawing crowds and selling tickets. Folks hear there's something rare and special on the court, a once in a generation player, and they start to flock, hoping to catch a glimpse and be able to tell their grandkids......
Roger needs to do commercials with endorsements. Haven't seen any yet on ESPN, or any other channel this is broadcasting a tennis match here in US.

Roger-No.1
03-31-2005, 09:28 PM
Haven't seen any yet on ESPN, or any other channel this is broadcasting a tennis match here in US.
He would have to be American.

adeegee
03-31-2005, 09:28 PM
Unless adeegee, you put a ton of $$$s on Federer :p
Nadal's been putting you through pain, b4 the pleasure :D

Federer's never worth backing, even with billions on him you wouldn't make much profit

NATAS81
03-31-2005, 09:30 PM
He would have to be American.
So he can only do commercials in Switzerland?

deliveryman
03-31-2005, 09:30 PM
Kind of, but I wouldn't see his dominance was as large as Federer's at the moment. Woods still entered a lot of tournaments and didn't win. Federer has lost 1 match in around 6 months. In golf, players like Vijay Singh and Ernie Els caught up with Woods relatively quickly, they had to raise their games and did. Unfortunately it just doesn't look like happening in tennis, Safin has mental problems, Hewitt just doesn't have the game to beat Federer, and Roddick needs improvements in a few areas. I might get criticised for this but I'd say Roddick is the one with the best chance of catching up, we all know which areas he needs to improve, and with a lot of hard work it's possible.

Are you seriously trying to tell me Tiger Woods in 2001/2002 wasn't just as dominant or even more dominant than Roger Federer is today in Tennis.

Not only did Tiger Woods win a record tieing 9 Straight Tournaments, completing a non-calender year grandslam, on top of winning 3 grand slams that year. Are you're trying to tell me Tiger Woods wasn't as dominant in Golf as Federer is today?

It wasn't until recently (2004, 2005) has the rest of the PGA caught up with Woods.

NATAS81
03-31-2005, 09:35 PM
Are you're trying to tell me Tiger Woods wasn't as dominant in Golf as Federer is today?

It wasn't until recently (2004, 2005) has the rest of the PGA caught up with Woods.
Federer is definitely the man in tennis now, though the field has caught up with Tiger. That's for sure.

We'll see how well Federer can dominate like Tiger did for 3-4 years. If Tiger doesn't turn it around soon, he won't come close to breaking Jack's majors.

El Legenda
03-31-2005, 09:35 PM
Who's Roger?

adeegee
03-31-2005, 09:36 PM
Are you seriously trying to tell me Tiger Woods in 2001/2002 wasn't just as dominant or even more dominant than Roger Federer is today in Tennis.

Not only did Tiger Woods win a record tieing 9 Straight Tournaments, completing a non-calender year grandslam, on top of winning 3 grand slams that year. Are you're trying to tell me Tiger Woods wasn't as dominant in Golf as Federer is today?

It wasn't until recently (2004, 2005) has the rest of the PGA caught up with Woods.

Yes I am. Tiger was undoubtedly extremely dominant, but I guarantee if you look at his ratio of tournament entries : tournament wins it won't be as high as Federer's.

Federer has won 46 of his last 47 matches. I don't think you'll find dominance like that in any sport.

Roger-No.1
03-31-2005, 09:36 PM
So he can only do commercials in Switzerland?
Europe, Asia, etc,

America is for Americans,

according to corporate bigwigs.

El Legenda
03-31-2005, 09:37 PM
Tiger has been sucky ass for year + now...hopefully dont wont happen to Roger in 2 years.

Roger-No.1
03-31-2005, 09:37 PM
Federer has won 46 of his last 47 matches. I don't think you'll find dominance like that in any sport.
MeEnroe, Lendl.... tennis is about dominance.

Blaze
03-31-2005, 09:38 PM
Yes I am. Tiger was undoubtedly extremely dominant, but I guarantee if you look at his ratio of tournament entries : tournament wins it won't be as high as Federer's.

Federer has won 46 of his last 47 matches. I don't think you'll find dominance like that in any sport.


I think it is unfair to compare golf to tennis.

Roger-No.1
03-31-2005, 09:40 PM
NATAS, Great Joachim av! :yeah:

NATAS81
03-31-2005, 09:40 PM
Europe, Asia, etc,

America is for Americans.
Sharapova is from Russia and she does ads for Speedminton as well as many WTA commercials.

adeegee
03-31-2005, 09:41 PM
I think it is unfair to compare golf to tennis.

Yeah I agree.

Only point I was trying to make is that its not healthy when the world number 2 is getting consistently thrashed and is helpless to stop it. the world number 3 is also getting beaten everytime they play. the world number 4 has the potential but doesn't want to fulfil it. virtually everyone is being taken apart by federer at the moment, and as good as he is, i personally don't enjoy watching it

Yoda
03-31-2005, 09:41 PM
Didn't McEnroe have a 84-3 win\loss ratio one year...he was soon caught up by power players

adeegee
03-31-2005, 09:42 PM
Sharapova is from Russia and she does ads for Speedminton as well as many WTA commercials.

Oh come on Sharapova's about as Russian as me :p she's a yank through and through now.

NATAS81
03-31-2005, 09:42 PM
I think it is unfair to compare golf to tennis.
That would be cool if you put 64 players on the court, and every time someone hit an unforced error they were eliminated. rofl

NATAS81
03-31-2005, 09:43 PM
Oh come on Sharapova's about as Russian as me :p she's a yank through and through now.
lol, I call her Ameripova. But she says deep down she is Russian and every time you see her name in the draw it says (RUS) next to it. :p

jacobhiggins
03-31-2005, 09:46 PM
Federer's dominence is not liked because of two reasons, 1. There Favorite Player cannot beat Fed. 2. If Federer keeps this up, he'll pass Sampras as the greatest ever.

Roger-No.1
03-31-2005, 09:46 PM
Yeah I agree.

Only point I was trying to make is that its not healthy when the world number 2 is getting consistently thrashed and is helpless to stop it. the world number 3 is also getting beaten everytime they play. the world number 4 has the potential but doesn't want to fulfil it. virtually everyone is being taken apart by federer at the moment, and as good as he is, i personally don't enjoy watching it

Borg, Lendl, McEnroe, all the tennis legends played like Federer.

And if you're a fan of other players and want to see them win, clay season is less than a week away.

You have to pick players according to their qualities if you want to enjoy a tournament.

Otherwise, you'll end up without a player after the 3rd round.

Roger-No.1
03-31-2005, 09:48 PM
lol, I call her Ameripova. But she says deep down she is Russian and every time you see her name in the draw it says (RUS) next to it. :p
:haha:

The worst part is that Myskina, Dementieva, etc don't like her becuase she's not a real Russian.

NATAS81
03-31-2005, 09:49 PM
NATAS, Great Joachim av! :yeah:
Pimmylicious! :lick:

NATAS81
03-31-2005, 09:51 PM
:haha:

The worst part is that Myskina, Dementieva, etc don;t like her becuase she's not a real Russian.
Yeah, didn't they all say they didn't want her to play for them for Davis Cup or whatever it's called for WTA, or for team Russia during the Olympics?

Neely
03-31-2005, 09:53 PM
Good that I didn't see the match ;) ...I would have only missed another boring routine Federer win :lol:

*yawn* ;)

El Legenda
03-31-2005, 09:54 PM
I think Canadians are great people. Always wanted to be one of them

Roger-No.1
03-31-2005, 09:55 PM
Yeah, didn't they all say they didn't want her to play for them for Davis Cup or whatever it's called for WTA, or for team Russia during the Olympics?
True. Fed Cup.

And for the Olympics they used a weird excuse

adeegee
03-31-2005, 10:00 PM
Good that I didn't see the match ;) ...I would have only missed another boring routine Federer win :lol:

*yawn* ;)

Thats the spirit :p

deliveryman
03-31-2005, 10:24 PM
You can't compare ratio's when they're two entire different sports.

adeegee
03-31-2005, 10:27 PM
You can't compare ratio's when they're two entire different sports.

No I agree.

But can anyone really tell me they're enjoying watching Federer dismantle opponent after opponent? The IW Final last week was horrendously boring considering it was world number 1 vs world number 2. Just my opinion though

Roger-No.1
03-31-2005, 10:31 PM
But can anyone really tell me they're enjoying watching Federer dismantle opponent after opponent?
If you're not his fan, you won't enjoy it.

Same for Nadal, Roddick or any othe players of your signature.

Fans would not like it either if they win.

NATAS81
03-31-2005, 10:34 PM
But can anyone really tell me they're enjoying watching Federer dismantle opponent after opponent?
You don't have to like it. But you should respect it. :worship:

adeegee
03-31-2005, 10:36 PM
If you're not his fan, you won't enjoy it.

Same for Nadal, Roddick or any othe players of your signature.

Fans would not like it either if they win.

Not at all, I'm not a fan of Roger's but I like his game, and if he was being challenged more I think it'd be great. I loved the Wimbledon final 04, Roddick challenged him that day but Roger came up with the goods. I don't have to be supporting a player to enjoy watching tennis, Coria v Gaudio was probably the best match I watched last year in terms of pure enjoyment and excitement and I wasn't bothered who won. Roger's matches just aren't exciting at the moment because he's winning them far too easily, you can't really get into them (with the exception of the great match at the Oz Open with Safin)

Roger-No.1
03-31-2005, 10:40 PM
Not at all, I'm not a fan of Roger's
Ok.

You're not his fan.

Neely
03-31-2005, 10:46 PM
Not at all, I'm not a fan of Roger's but I like his game, and if he was being challenged more I think it'd be great. I loved the Wimbledon final 04, Roddick challenged him that day but Roger came up with the goods. I don't have to be supporting a player to enjoy watching tennis, Coria v Gaudio was probably the best match I watched last year in terms of pure enjoyment and excitement and I wasn't bothered who won. Roger's matches just aren't exciting at the moment because he's winning them far too easily, you can't really get into them (with the exception of the great match at the Oz Open with Safin)
Good view adeegee, that's pretty much the same how I feel and you explained it well.

jacobhiggins
03-31-2005, 10:48 PM
Like a previous poster said, you don't have to like it, but you should respect it. I don't mind this domination because some people still dismiss Federer, until everybody agrees he's great, I would say keep shattering Records Federer.

mangoes
03-31-2005, 10:50 PM
No I agree.

But can anyone really tell me they're enjoying watching Federer dismantle opponent after opponent? The IW Final last week was horrendously boring considering it was world number 1 vs world number 2. Just my opinion though


Actually, I like it. I enjoy watching consistency from a top player, and watching other players bring their best games in an attempt to beat the top player. We may be watching one of Tennis best players, so enjoy it and stop crabbing................or don't watch.

Roger-No.1
03-31-2005, 10:52 PM
Like a previous poster said, you don't have to like it, but you should respect it. I don't mind this domination because some people still dismiss Federer, until everybody agrees he's great, I would say keep shattering Records Federer.
:yeah:

WyveN
03-31-2005, 11:55 PM
But can anyone really tell me they're enjoying watching Federer dismantle opponent after opponent? The IW Final last week was horrendously boring considering it was world number 1 vs world number 2. Just my opinion though

It is also boring to read you bringing this up a dozen times over the past week. You find Federer winning boring, I think everyone gets the point by now.

Iheartandy&roger
04-01-2005, 12:11 AM
W2G Rogi keep kicking ass!

NYCtennisfan
04-01-2005, 01:07 AM
He's winning far too easily because nobody is beating him or doing anything to challenge him. They don't play tennis at the level that he does where people question his health if he makes more UE's than winners. I would much rather watch an awesome display of tennis than watch 2 less than great players play a long 5-setter full of average or even above average play. Does one tire of looking at a beautiful woman (or man)? How about Monet's Water Lillies? The Golden Gate Bridge's architecture? Or the Taj Mahal? Beetoven's Ninth? I don't. Nobody has ever played the game like Federer and as an avid player and follower of the sport, I cannot get bored by his genius. I am in complete awe every time he comes up with some amazing shot making it look so damn easy.

If other people honestly want to see mediocre players battling it out in 5-setter filled with mediocre tennis, that's fine. As long as people are honest about it. Most of the people who call Federer's dominance boring just hate the fact that THEIR favorite is not getting the attention that is accored to the world's greatest player. These fans know that as long as Federer plays like he doesn, their favorite will never get the attention that they feel they deserve. Now, if that's not the reason people call Fed's dominance boring, then that's fine by me. Different strokes for different folks.


Our world is filled with mediocrity and we are surrounded by mediocrity. Hey, that's much of my life :). That's why as humans we gravitate towards greatness.

Art&Soul
04-01-2005, 01:49 AM
Yay Rogi, you just played your fine tennis to beat Henman :) , try playing better in the next round and keep the boring winning's streak for a long time :devil:, way to go baby :D Good luck vs the Baldy ;)

Federerhingis
04-01-2005, 03:29 AM
Well said NYCtennisfan, Its even more boring hearing about posters posting how boring Rogers dominance is. Its too bad you cant acknowledge his great playing and amazing talent, too bad some cant appreciate his stab volleys and those half volleys are exquisite! His serve is as on point as is a Swiss watch! Its sometimes even cynical, because I bet if Roddick were dominating or any other player were dominating their fans would be as ecstatic as are Federer fans, or those who simply appreciate his talent.

NATAS81
04-01-2005, 03:40 AM
Its too bad you cant acknowledge his great playing and amazing talent, too bad some cant appreciate his stab volleys and those half volleys are exquisite! His serve is as on point as is a Swiss watch!
He gets so much spin on the ball on almost every shot. His serve often travels in the 120 range, but has so much kick that he can serve it out wide towards the corner and even if it gets put back in play, the other side of the court will be open for an easy winner.

Bravo Fed. Do what you do. You are the franchise.

SAtennis
04-01-2005, 04:35 AM
Those who keep saying Federer's game is boring don't know this sport at all. That is the only reason why they feel bored by watching such a georgeous game. Let's ignore them.

deliveryman
04-01-2005, 07:16 AM
Ok, let's play a little game called, "What if."

What if Federer is the greatest tennis player of all-time and I don't know, wins 100+ titles in his career, 18 grandslams, has multiple 30 or maybe even 40+ match winning streaks, etc.

I'm not saying this is going to happen, but say it does for arguements sake. You guys should be thankful, that you are able to watch maybe one of the greatest tennis players of all-time live. 20 or 30 years from now, he'd be a legend, people would only wish to have the oppertunity to see him play live. Honestly, cherish it, because he is truely something special, and surely going to be a legend, that we will probably tell our kids about.

mickymouse
04-01-2005, 07:20 AM
I think it's strange for people to vent their frustration on Federer because he's dominating the tennis scene. Shouldn't the frustration and displeasure be directed against their own favorites who couldn't keep up with Federer?

Mrs. B
04-01-2005, 07:33 AM
stop bitching folks, Roger will be here to stay for a few more years, and he'll still kick your favorite's asses, more often than not! :p :lol:
he lost to Safin at the AO semis, so what, that was a hell of a match and i am still watching it from time to time for the quality and not who emerged victorious after that long 5 setter!

Roger will lose matches, that is certain, but like some have written, just enjoy it! as a fan i have been privileged to watch him live at least a few times, and i consider myself lucky. :angel:

El Legenda
04-01-2005, 07:42 AM
Go Roger.

Art&Soul
04-01-2005, 07:43 AM
stop bitching folks, Roger will be here to stay for a few more years, and he'll still kick your favorite's asses, more often than not! :p :lol:

Roger will lose matches, that is certain, but like some have written, just enjoy it! as a fan i have been privileged to watch him live at least a few times, and i consider myself lucky. :angel:
Yup, its so true :D :D :D :wavey: to Bebop :p

El Legenda
04-01-2005, 07:45 AM
Dont hate the player hate the game...woot woot Stu Scott Espn :)

makro120
04-01-2005, 09:13 AM
I think everyone who thinks Federer is boring because he wins all the time needs to change attitude. Federer is not the boring player for winning, it is the players who can't beat him who are boring.

Action Jackson
04-01-2005, 09:16 AM
makro, he won't win all Slams this year, so you might need to change the signature.

If the player they liked was dominating then it'd be different, but as long as some of the more rabid I've only been watching tennis since Federer was good group don't get too arrogant then it's alright.

foul_dwimmerlaik
04-01-2005, 11:26 AM
Those who keep saying Federer's game is boring don't know this sport at all. That is the only reason why they feel bored by watching such a georgeous game. Let's ignore them.
They didn't say that Fed is boring, they say that the matches are boring. Big difference.

WyveN
04-01-2005, 11:28 AM
They didn't say that Fed is boring, they say that the matches are boring. Big difference.

Roger isnt sweeping everyone aside in straight sets, in fact he had a more difficult time getting to the semis then Andre.

foul_dwimmerlaik
04-01-2005, 11:31 AM
Roger isnt sweeping everyone aside in straight sets, in fact he had a more difficult time getting to the semis then Andre.
Probably. I didn't say I support that view though. In fact, I didn't see any of the matches, so... :shrug:

Jogy
04-01-2005, 01:26 PM
Well said NYCtennisfan, Its even more boring hearing about posters posting how boring Rogers dominance is.
The same is boring when hearing posters posting every win of Roger and going on about how dominant he is :yawn: :yawn:

Its sometimes even cynical, because I bet if Roddick were dominating or any other player were dominating their fans would be as ecstatic as are Federer fans, or those who simply appreciate his talent
True, and I bet there would be people who would find this boring too. Or bitching about Roddick. Or saying else bad things about him. But not every body would respects or appreciates that.

yanchr
04-01-2005, 02:34 PM
It's boring and annoying that recently almost every Roger thread has been turned into a whining one...

Daniel
04-03-2005, 03:15 AM
nice win Roger :D