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Hopp, Rogi in Sydney 2003!

RogiFan
01-04-2003, 05:54 PM
:) OK, Rogi bear!! We're all cheering for you in Sydney this year! HOPP, ROGI!! :D

Nymeria
01-04-2003, 06:07 PM
Come on Roger!!!

Lee
01-04-2003, 07:43 PM
Good luck Rogi! :bounce:

TennisHack
01-04-2003, 08:12 PM
:eek: I must have dreamed it, but I could have sworn I saw somewhere that he pulled out :eek::eek:

Thank goodness no. Sydney is going to be very interesting this year, it's a very strong field. Good luck, Roger! :)

RogiFan
01-05-2003, 04:07 PM
:) ROGI, let's have fun and go for it! You're up vs. Squillari -- you know what your mission is, baby. ;)

Lily
01-05-2003, 10:28 PM
Hopp, Vamos, Goooooooo Rogi gooooo!!! :)

RF! Rogi bear?! too cute! :D

RogiFan
01-05-2003, 11:58 PM
Originally posted by Lily
Hopp, Vamos, Goooooooo Rogi gooooo!!! :)

RF! Rogi bear?! too cute! :D

Hi Lily!

That's my new name for Rogi this year!! :angel: because he is "too cute"! ;)

Too bad I don't get any Sydney coverage! Maybe someone somewhere will and keep us informed!

Doris Loeffel
01-06-2003, 11:06 AM
Allleeezzzz Roger!!!
Goooo for it!!

RogiFan
01-07-2003, 02:16 AM
:) Hi Doris!

Here's an article from blick:

Artikel vom 7. Januar 2003 / Quelle: Blick

Federer
Der Jäger ist jetzt ein Gejagter <?? what is Jager??

VON CÉCILE KLOTZBACH AUS AUSTRALIEN

TENNIS SYDNEY

Wie ein Profi eben: Federer beim Stretching.
FOTO: ANDREAS BLUMENTHAL

SYDNEY – Der Titelverteidiger von Sydney ist da: Roger Federer – braun gebrannt, beliebt und ein bisschen müde... <braun -- tanned? mude? Corretja said this in Gstaad!

Einen Tag vor seinem Erstrundenmatch gegen Lucky Loser Franco Squillari (in der Nacht auf heute) flog er morgens aus Doha ein. Weil es nur wenige Flüge aus der Wüstenstadt gibt, blieben Roger, für den das Turnier bereits am letzten Donnerstag geendet hatte, sein Coach Peter Lundgren und Physio Pavel Kovac länger als erwartet in Katar hängen.

Dann endlich Abflug nach Dubai, ein paar Stunden Aufenthalt und schliesslich Ankunft im Känguru-Land. Mit acht Stunden Zeitverschiebung und zwei Stunden Kurzschlaf in den Knochen stand Roger wenig später mit einem müden Sparringpartner Lundgren auf dem Tenniscourt. «Aber ich fühle mich insgesamt fit und bereit für das Turnier. In Doha blieb genügend Zeit, um zu trainieren», sagt Federer. Er ist gerne im warmen Australien, bei den «Aussies», die mit ihrer lockeren Mentalität gut zu ihm passen. <??? acht what? what about Doha?

Und die ihn offensichtlich mögen: Kein Schritt des Schweizers, ohne dass er von Autogrammjägern umzingelt wird oder mit Fans für Fotos posieren muss. «Seit dem Masters in Schanghai ist das so. Ich bin jetzt viel bekannter als vorher», sagt Roger – bescheiden lächelnd und freundlich wie immer. <he's signing autographs and doing photo sessions?? Schritt des Schweizers??

Die Nummer 6 der Welt hat sich nach dem Erfolgsjahr 2002 nicht verändert. Aber Ranglisten-Jäger Roger ist zum Gejagten geworden. Unter Druck? «Hier in Sydney gar nicht. Es ist ein kleines Turnier, wo ich hauptsächlich Matchpraxis sammeln will.» Und Roger fügt hinzu: «An grösseren, wichtigeren Anlässen sieht das allerdings anders aus.» Wie beim Australien Open...
<??

Lily
01-07-2003, 07:47 AM
This is odd. I had a bad feeling even before i saw the result and now that i've seen the result the feeling is VERY bad. :sad:

What happened Rogi? maybe he's saving it all for the AO. Hope so. And Lapentti lost real bad too. What, did they have the same thing to eat or sthing? *sigh*

Well, in other news, Guga won his match against a quali and now he plays another quali. What is it w him and quali's? and of all ppl it's Michael Russell! you all remember him?! he had MP against Guga at the FO in 2001. *sigh*

Nymeria
01-07-2003, 07:55 AM
:( Rogi :(
Hopefully he will win the AO now...

Doris Loeffel
01-07-2003, 09:31 AM
Hi RF
Sorry I really haven't got time for translations right now.
Just said that flying out of Doha was kind of awquad as there aren't so many flights. And that Roger is followed by fans for every step he's doing. It's like that since Shanghai he said. He's pretty popular among the fans (oh yes he is :P)
And he likes it to be in aussi land where the mantality matches perfectly with his.

Well the ranking hunter is now the hunted one (Jäger = hunter)
Müde = tired and you got braun = tanned right.

Lily
I had the very same bad feeling when I found out who he had to play first...

....guess we both were right with our feelings.

Well good luck now in the AO Roger!!

Doris Loeffel
01-07-2003, 09:36 AM
Opps even more bad news!!

Apparently Roger has injured his adductores on the right leg.....
... he felt the injury already in Doha. Now he'll see with his Phisio when he'll travel to Melbourne. Looks like he's really worried about it.

Well keep the fingers crossed for you Roger that it isn't as bad and that you still will be able to play AO!!
Get well soon Roger!!

vaiva
01-07-2003, 02:34 PM
Oh poor Roger :sad:

I hope this won't prevent him playing in AO. Get well Roger. I want to see you on TV ;)

RogiFan
01-07-2003, 03:22 PM
Originally posted by Doris Loeffel
Opps even more bad news!!

Apparently Roger has injured his adductores on the right leg.....
... he felt the injury already in Doha. Now he'll see with his Phisio when he'll travel to Melbourne. Looks like he's really worried about it.

Well keep the fingers crossed for you Roger that it isn't as bad and that you still will be able to play AO!!
Get well soon Roger!!


:( Oh no Rogi! I was wondering how he was physically!! Oh pls let this be a minor injury!! Poor Rogi... I hate it when I don't know what's going on... when he lost to JMG in Doha we couldn't get scores for hours and ILR and everyone had this feeling that it was NOT a good sign and we were right!! :( Rogi must be feeling really bad. I knew he couldn't just LOSE to Squillari [come on!]... I was worried it was his mental [which he still needs to work on -- once that's sorted, he'll really be unbeatable (even Maratski is working on his!;) ).

I hope the crowd wasn't hard on him!:sad:

RogiFan
01-07-2003, 04:06 PM
:( Poor Rogi!

Federer was hampered by a leg problem which he said needed immediate treatment but would not stop him playing in the Australian Open next week.

"So long as I can walk and play a little bit, I'll go on court," he said. "I'm not considering pulling out."


:(

http://www.mytennis.ch/upload/images/2003_sydney_out.jpg

Get better soon, sweetie! :( :angel:

ILR
01-07-2003, 07:01 PM
:eek: I didnt know he had problems with his legs!:sad: oh no I hope hes completely recovered before AO!:kiss:On the upside,he looks so gorgeous in that piccie!

RogiFan
01-07-2003, 07:41 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
:eek: I didnt know he had problems with his legs!:sad: oh no I hope hes completely recovered before AO!:kiss:On the upside,he looks so gorgeous in that piccie!

Hi ILR!

How you doing? I've been feeling lousy w a dumb cold but it's pretty well gone now! Even when Rogi's hurting and looking frustrated, he's a DOLL eh?? ;) I've missed you for a couple of days now!

ILR
01-07-2003, 07:45 PM
Hi RF! :wavey:

Im doing OK :) Im glad your feeling better now :) I didnt say he was a doll :p he looks gorgeous!:D:hearts: Yeah Im here now,dont tell me you've gone!

RogiFan
01-07-2003, 08:04 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
Hi RF! :wavey:

Im doing OK :) Im glad your feeling better now :) I didnt say he was a doll :p he looks gorgeous!:D:hearts: Yeah Im here now,dont tell me you've gone!

Well I think he's gorgeous AND a doll!! ;) :drool: I'll be changing my avatar regularly and I'll tell you which one is a "doll" pic!!

So you're doing REAL exams now? Hope they all go well but it's hard to study, isn't it? I was never any good at it -- how I managed to get a few degrees is beyond me sometimes...:p

ILR
01-07-2003, 08:10 PM
yes I have a REAL exam ;) on the 15th on January on IT which Id pass easily if it was all about posting on tennis boards and msn :o lol which it isnt!

OK so maybe he is a doll a lovely one,not a Ken one!:p you must be very clever to get degrees RF and you know it!;) I hate studying :o I have a short attention span and can get distracted very easily

RogiFan
01-07-2003, 08:21 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
yes I have a REAL exam ;) on the 15th on January on IT which Id pass easily if it was all about posting on tennis boards and msn :o lol which it isnt!

OK so maybe he is a doll a lovely one,not a Ken one!:p you must be very clever to get degrees RF and you know it!;) I hate studying :o I have a short attention span and can get distracted very easily

lol ILR!

Rogi is DEFINITELY not a KD!! KD is WAY too plastic for my tastes... I prefer a REAL-life Swiss doll like Rogi. :drool:

The only degrees I have are in languages [and one in education -- blah] because I sucked in most other subjects!! :p

I am one of those scatterbrained Aquarians [kinda like Maratski... a point we have in common I like to add!] whose mind wanders constantly. I think about a million things at once all the time. Amazing I get anything accomplished... now I'm posting, looking at my old French tennis mags, doing work in French and checking the weather out there -- snowing.

Hey Surrey was flooded I see... just like in 2000 when I was in UK and Spain...

ILR
01-07-2003, 08:25 PM
RF :p

he isnt a KD ;) and Id love to get degrees in languages!:D Im a fiery Leo apparently,I mean I can be quite shy!Only sometimes!lol

Yes it is flooded,rivers are bursting their banks everywhere!I live near a big river!:eek: lol

RogiFan
01-07-2003, 08:31 PM
:) ILR would you say Rogi's a fiery Leo too? He doesn't seem fiery to me... so is it the Mersey you live near? No wonder you like Liverpool! The closest I've been to your city is Chester, many years ago.

Looks like we're getting a REAL winter this year...

Rogi -- not a good time to have an injury dear! He must still be in holiday mode -- have you seen any Sydney matches?? We, of course, get nada!!

I'll be nervous watching AUSOpen though... worrying about my guys.

V tough matchups so far this year, for everyone.

ILR
01-07-2003, 08:35 PM
yes the Mersey it is!:) quite near to that!a few mins away.Yes I love Liverpool,my gran is from Liverpool so I guess its in my blood also ;)

I dont think he really is fiery.He seems so shy and cute and lovely lol.

As for AO well I guess Ill be in bed for most of it!I do hope Rogi is OK for then!:):):) please

RogiFan
01-07-2003, 08:51 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
yes the Mersey it is!:) quite near to that!a few mins away.Yes I love Liverpool,my gran is from Liverpool so I guess its in my blood also ;)

I dont think he really is fiery.He seems so shy and cute and lovely lol.

As for AO well I guess Ill be in bed for most of it!I do hope Rogi is OK for then!:):):) please

We get coverage for AO I think late at night and maybe sort of mid-afternoon -- last year I remember waiting for Rogi/Tommy's Rd 16 match after that Capriati/Grande marathon. I was going crazy!! Stayed up til 2.30am watching LIVE scores after the TV coveraged ended when Rogi won the 2nd set -- I was mad they didn't extend it to show his 3rd set win!! When I woke up the next morning I was so upset at his loss -- I still feel it as if it were yesterday -- but it was a hell of a match, wasn't it? I think someone said it featured "two fo the most attractive players" on the circuit -- so true! :drool:

You saw Tommy's new haircut right?? Seems to be a trend... Carlos too! not Juanqui though!!

ILR
01-07-2003, 08:55 PM
well I couldnt stay up that late,mum wouldnt allow it,I was at school next morning!I was dying to see who had won,it was in the 5th set whe I left for school.I was so nervous!

yeah,I saw his hair!I dont like it when guys with long hair chop it all off!:( I hope Rogi doesnt!But Id still support him all the same of course!:):)

Gonzo Hates Me!
01-07-2003, 08:55 PM
Hi guys!!!!!!!! I am very sad and this is typical Rogi!!! Sometimes I wonder if he'll ever take advantage of the perfect game that he has and just become a giant of tennis! I am scared, 'cause if he doesn't, he is a waste of person and I have love him for so l9ong now! Everytime I love someone, like Kim and Guga, they blow up and have these amazing years and I just feel like Rogi hasn't done that for me yet. Please Rogi, please!!!!!!!!!! We love you!!!! We just want to see you recognize your talent and perfection!!!!!! :kiss: :kiss:

ILR
01-07-2003, 08:58 PM
Hi Mrs.Guga

I see what you mean,it would be a huge waste of such talent!:sad:

RogiFan
01-07-2003, 09:02 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
well I couldnt stay up that late,mum wouldnt allow it,I was at school next morning!I was dying to see who had won,it was in the 5th set whe I left for school.I was so nervous!

yeah,I saw his hair!I dont like it when guys with long hair chop it all off!:( I hope Rogi doesnt!But Id still support him all the same of course!:):)

I was thinking the same ILR! Pls Rogi don't cut your beautiful brown curls!! He looks so cool in long hair. I wonder where Nina gets those pix of him. I've never seen them anywhere... the tiny ones of him skiing... and I had been trying to picture Rogi skiing... why? I don't know! Just to see him in a different situation I guess! ;)

Vera
01-07-2003, 09:06 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
:( Poor Rogi!

Federer was hampered by a leg problem which he said needed immediate treatment but would not stop him playing in the Australian Open next week.

"So long as I can walk and play a little bit, I'll go on court," he said. "I'm not considering pulling out."


Gosh, he looked so sad in the press conference. What! "So long as I can walk"? It sounded so serious, how is the extend of the injury, anybody? I'm glad that he's not pulling out, but it's not good that he will have to hop around :sad:.

ILR
01-07-2003, 09:06 PM
yeah he does look so good with it!:) please dont cut it!I have no idea where she gets the pics,but Im glad she does!I have no idea why you would picture him skiing either!:P lol @ you!

RogiFan
01-07-2003, 09:15 PM
:p can't keep up with you ILR!! boy is it snowing out there!!

Hi Vera!!

poor Rogi, sweet thing that he is! :( he must be so disappointed in his season so far... it's early days though, luv!! why don't other "nameless" "evil ones" get injured!!!:mad:

ILR
01-07-2003, 09:18 PM
lol Im either here or there RF! ;) he isnt totally injured :( is he?please no :sad:

Lily
01-07-2003, 10:26 PM
Originally posted by Mrs_Guga
Hi guys!!!!!!!! I am very sad and this is typical Rogi!!! Sometimes I wonder if he'll ever take advantage of the perfect game that he has and just become a giant of tennis! I am scared, 'cause if he doesn't, he is a waste of person and I have love him for so l9ong now! Everytime I love someone, like Kim and Guga, they blow up and have these amazing years and I just feel like Rogi hasn't done that for me yet. Please Rogi, please!!!!!!!!!! We love you!!!! We just want to see you recognize your talent and perfection!!!!!! :kiss: :kiss:

I feel the same way, Mrs. Guga...sometimes i wonder how Rogi really feels about using all his talent. I remember last year at the AO during his match w Tommy, a reporter had asked him how he felt about fame and everything and he said sthing like, "I'm about as famous as I want to be" and PMac said, "well then he better not win any GS." but I really think theres some truth in that. Maybe he's scared that he'll change...well, Guga was also scared when he won the FO in '97...scared he'd be a different person and Larri had to tell him that he wouldnt change. Maybe PL has to do that same thing w Rogi. I just see a lot in common w those 2. Both are the nicest guys, both have all the talent in the world. I believe its only a matter of time before Rogi truly recognizes his talent. :)

Well, Rogi's leg injury would certainly explain his two losses. He must feel terrible. You can see it in that pic. And yes, even when he's hurt and frustrated, he's still beautiful. Oh Rogi :sad: Its never a good time for an injury, but right before the AO is really not a good time. oh Rogi :sad: :kiss:

RogiFan
01-08-2003, 01:37 AM
:) Sorry I missed you Lily! We'll all send good vibes to Rogi for his quick recovery. :angel: I think some players, when they finally reach a semi or final of a big tourney, they suddenly realize what's happening... it must be scary even though they want to win... can be overwhelming so they freeze or don't know how to deal w it. I think Rogi's like that -- he wants it but is afraid at the same time. Even Pat who won 2 USO -- those 2 Wimby finals were tough on him, esp. 2001 vs. the invincible Goran -- it was heartbreaking... I can't watch that match.

But that doesn't mean they're not talented... if anything, they're moreso... natural talent means they never had to work for it or even think about it. It's so tough out there -- the ruthless ones win big. Oh well... I'm happy some good guys are winning their matches and tourneys.

RogiFan
01-08-2003, 04:28 AM
:) Here's another Blick article on Rogi:

I'm just curious to know what's happening!

Artikel vom 8. Januar 2003 / Quelle: Blick

Federer verletzt
Wie schlimm ist es wirklich?

Federer leidet.

Was sind Adduktoren?
Der Schenkelanzieher (Adduktor) besteht aus 3 verschiedenen Muskeln, die zusammen den Oberschenkel zur Körpermitte ziehen. Alle 3 beginnen am Beckenknochen (nahe am Schritt), ziehen zum Oberschenkelknochen.

Für Physio Kovac (rechts neben Coach Lundgren) gibts jetzt viel zu tun.

SYDNEY – Nur noch fünf Tage bis zum Australian Open. Und Roger Federer (21) zittert um die Teilnahme am Grand-Slam-Turnier in Melbourne – erneut plagen ihn Probleme mit den Adduktoren.

Sang-, klang- und emotionslos verlor der Titelverteidiger beim ersten Auftritt des Vorbereitungsturniers in Sydney – 2:6, 3:6 gegen Lucky Loser Franco Squillari (Arg, ATP81). Erst nachher leuchtete die unverständliche Vorstellung Rogers ein: «Ich habe Schmerzen im rechten Bein – wieder Adduktoren-Probleme.» Fast hätte er den Match abgebrochen. «Vielleicht gewinne ich auch mit 50 Prozent meiner Leistung», hoffte die Nummer 6 der Welt. Umsonst.

Die bange Frage nun: Wie schlimm ist die Verletzung wirklich? Platzt sogar der Traum vom ersten Grand-Slam-Titel?

Roger gestern lakonisch: «Was soll ich mich aufregen? Bei einer Verletzung kann ich nichts machen.» Schon letzte Woche in Doha beim verlorenen Viertelfinal gegen Gambill habe das Bein weh getan. «Besonders während der Streckbewegung beim Service ist es schlimm. Womöglich habe ich die Probleme sogar wegen meiner Aufschlagtechnik», spekulierte er.

Federer und die Adduktoren. Bereits 2001 in Wimbledon plagten ihn Muskelbeschwerden in der Leistengegend – trotzdem schlug er im Achtelfinal noch Pete Sampras. Aber mit der Konsequenz von sechs Wochen Pause bis zum US Open!

Muss er auch jetzt pausieren? Wenn ja – wie lange?
Roger beunruhigt: «Ich fühle mich unsicher, habe überhaupt nicht das Timing gefunden. Ich gehe lieber mit viel Selbstvertrauen nach Melbourne, als mit einem mulmigen Gefühl.»

Jetzt hofft Roger auf seinen neuen tschechischen Physiotherapeuten Pavel Kovac, der mit ihm durch Australien reist. «Je nach dem gehe ich noch zum Arzt. Aber wir versuchen es erst mit Massagen und Stretching.»

Vielleicht ein gutes Zeichen: Kovac hatte fünf Jahre lang seinen Landsmann Petr Korda betreut – den damaligen Australian-Open-Sieger.

Will he be OK for AO?? Hope so! :(

Doris Loeffel
01-08-2003, 08:15 AM
RF it's not sure yet if he'll be OK for the AO

Geee I hope so. He tries to get rid of the pain with his new Phisio Pavel Kovac (who looked after Petr Korda several years the AO winner back then.). If not he has to see a doctor.

Right now Roger feels unsecure he doesn't have the timing. He preferes to go to Melbourne with heaps of selfconfidence than with a bad feeling.

RogiFan
01-08-2003, 01:56 PM
Originally posted by Doris Loeffel
RF it's not sure yet if he'll be OK for the AO

Geee I hope so. He tries to get rid of the pain with his new Phisio Pavel Kovac (who looked after Petr Korda several years the AO winner back then.). If not he has to see a doctor.

Right now Roger feels unsecure he doesn't have the timing. He preferes to go to Melbourne with heaps of selfconfidence than with a bad feeling.

:( Thanks Doris!

This is NOT a good sign for our Rogi... I feel so badly for him. What a way to start the season after he did so well last year... I wish there were some way to help him heal fast! But he better take care or he'll get worse. Pls Rogi be careful! :(

Sue
01-08-2003, 02:22 PM
Hi everyone..this is my first time here..so sorry if I make any mistakes! I have posted on Rogi's site before and think I recognise some of you from there. Is there a chatroom that you guys use to call Rogi's matches? I did ask Jerome about setting one up on the site, but he didn't answer. Fingers crossed that Rogi's injury isn't too serious and sending +++++vibes to his leg!

ILR
01-08-2003, 04:14 PM
Hi Sue :wavey:

you do know me off the official site but the name might confuse you,Im Emma :) we dont use any kind of chatroom,we usually all come here :) hope you will join us more often,the more the merrier!:D

RogiFan
01-08-2003, 04:45 PM
Originally posted by Sue
Hi everyone..this is my first time here..so sorry if I make any mistakes! I have posted on Rogi's site before and think I recognise some of you from there. Is there a chatroom that you guys use to call Rogi's matches? I did ask Jerome about setting one up on the site, but he didn't answer. Fingers crossed that Rogi's injury isn't too serious and sending +++++vibes to his leg!

Welcome Sue!

Are you British? Did you see Rogi in Madrid? I think I read your amusing account of your adventures there with your friends, am I right? Nice of you to help us cheer on our Rogi! ;) The more the merrier, as ILR said!:D

Sue
01-08-2003, 08:42 PM
Hi Emma and RogiFan...thanks for the welcome!
I'll be over here next time Rogi plays then, to join you guys in cheering him on.Er......yes ..I'm British and it was us in Madrid...where I was lucky enough to meet Rogi and Peter for the first time.Such sweet guys!BTW where did you read the report? Was it on RB?

RogiFan
01-08-2003, 08:47 PM
Originally posted by Sue
Hi Emma and RogiFan...thanks for the welcome!
I'll be over here next time Rogi plays then, to join you guys in cheering him on.Er......yes ..I'm British and it was us in Madrid...where I was lucky enough to meet Rogi and Peter for the first time.Such sweet guys!BTW where did you read the report? Was it on RB?

I can't remember but I think it must have been RB -- I look at so many sites! Yeah, your adventures were hilarious!! Rogi IS so sweet in person, isn't he?:angel:

What other tourneys do you go to? Have you seen Rogi elsewhere? I keep saying I'd LOVE to go to Wimby, just once in my life!

Where are you from in UK? I've been there loads of times and I'm a bit of an Anglophile... ask ILR!!

ILR
01-08-2003, 09:02 PM
:D she is arent you?;) but your not as english as me ;) Where are abouts you from?

Sue
01-08-2003, 10:20 PM
Yeah...hes very sweet! Been to Wimby a few times....this year was a bummer 'cos I slept out on the pavement, got a brillliant seat , front row Centre Court..only to see poor Rogi get thumped :-(
I'm originally from Liverpool.We even had our own tourny there this year! No Rogi...but we got to see Marat.

Lily
01-09-2003, 11:02 PM
Hi Sue! :)

Welcome to the board! Hope to have you post here a lot and as ILR & RF said, the more people cheering on Rogi the better. :)

You saw Rogi at Wimby last year? Such a heartbreaker! :( but to actually have been there after sleeping outside... and you saw Marat, too? wow! I'm hoping to see Rogi this summer if everything goes okay. Please everything go okay!!!!

RogiFan
01-10-2003, 01:48 AM
Originally posted by Sue
Yeah...hes very sweet! Been to Wimby a few times....this year was a bummer 'cos I slept out on the pavement, got a brillliant seat , front row Centre Court..only to see poor Rogi get thumped :-(
I'm originally from Liverpool.We even had our own tourny there this year! No Rogi...but we got to see Marat.

Waiting in line for tickets, is that the only way to get Wimby? That's every day?

My first time seeing Rogi was in TO last summer and, as you know, Canas knocked him out in the first round... poor Rogi! He was having such a hard time since RG... and the week I saw him, Peter Carter died tragically. I saw 2 of his doubles matches -- the one he and Wayne won vs. Marat/Yevy -- good match but went too quickly, and the one they lost vs. Eagle/Stolle, the day after PC's death... he was so sad!:(

But I hope to see him again this year if all goes well!