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King Roger returns in Basel

Nathy
07-05-2005, 12:49 AM
As some of you may know, I went today to Basel to welcome our King Roger. So here is a little report and some pics I took myself:

First the day didn’t begin nicely here. Indeed when I woke up it was raining :( So I was hesitating “do I go to Basel or not” :confused: I had the choice between two trains and decided to take the second one so that I could see how the weather would evoluate… Then Bebop ( :hug: ) said she would maybe go there aswell so I decided to go! The rain had stopped so I hoped it would last! 2.45 p.m. and my train is leaving Lausanne and going to the hometown of Roger: Holy Basel! I had a quick lunch in the train and about 2 hours after having left Lausanne, I arrived in Basel (the first pic of the link below is the train station in Basel). Meanwhile Bebop let me know that she decided to stay home because of the bad weather ( :hug: again) I ran out of the railway station to take a tram down to the “Marktplatz” where Roger would be later. 5 minutes are enough and here I am, on the “Marktplatz” of Basel (the fans of the Basel’s football team love it ;) ). 5.15 p.m. and only a few people are already here… While waiting I take some pics of around the place (in the link below, you will see 3 pics (last 3 ones): the balcony where Roger has been, the trams of Basel and the Town Hall). Fortunately as soon as I did reach Basel, there no rain anymore but on the “Marktplatz”, what a wind guys! I thought it would make me fly :p All jokes aside the hour I had to wait did pass veeeeeeeeery slowly :( But finally came the 6.30 p.m. and… Roger!

He arrived in a car which stopped just in front of the Town Hall. And when he came out the crowd (more than 1’000 persons) shouted “woohoo, Rogeeeeeeer” and so on :bigclap: He went up on a little balcony and I was just under and in front of it :P (see the pics with the link below) He stayed there 5-10 minutes cheering with the crowd and holding and showing his little Wimby trophy. And at a moment he even did a “Ola” with us (I mean he put his hand horizontally in front of him and the crowd was “oooooooooooooooooooo” and then he raised up his hands and so did we and said “oooééé ooooéééé oooooéééé”) He was just so cuuuuute when doing that. He didn’t seem tired even if he was and seemed to enjoy this moment like a little boy :hug: ! So sweet, just so sweet!
And then he came back down to talk to the crowd. But before him there had been 4 speeches: the first one from “tschaeggy”, President of the Roger Fan-Club”. Didn’t understand it at all ( :confused: ) but only got the end. She said smth like “Go Roger for a fourth Wimby title and come back here next year to celebrate!”. The second one was from someone I don’t know :confused: (I understand only very little from Schwyzertütsch), the third one from the Mayor of Basel-Land and finally the fourth one from the Mayor of Basel-City. And then came Roger, who received a present from the Mayor of Basel-City (a drawing smth…). He was literally acclaimed by all the fans there! And then Murat Yakin, captain of the FC Basel Team, came next to Roger and offered him a pair of golden football shoes (and he said smth like “Well, I think Gold is under circumstances now so here ais another pair of golden shoes for Roger”) and an FC Basel banner. And then Roger began to speak. I didn’t understand a lot of what he said ( :confused: again and again ) but here are some things I got:

“I am happy to share this moment with you Swiss Fans here in Basel. Thank you for having come here today, it’s a pleasure for me”

“I will celebrate here tonight and then I will go on holidays for two weeks” – answering the question “What will you do on the next few days?” from TV Basel

“You know it’s the first time that I really come back in Switzerland after a Grand Slam victory… After the USO I was immediately gone to Asia, after the AO I was immediately gone to Romania for the Davis Cup.. After the two first Wimbledon I went to play in Gstaad, after the third I came back to Switzerland and… oops I won three Wimbledon not more :p “ - :lol: after answering TV Basel again

I will finish with a funny anecdote: the weather, as you may all know, was very grey on Basel today… But when Roger was ending the interview with TV Basel a ray of sun illuminated Roger. He was dazzled by it and when he got used to the light, he raised his little trophy in the sun direction meaning “This is my sun” and all the crowd cheered him again and again :)

And then he went up again to share an Apero with the fans… but I don’t know if everyone was allowed to go there so I didn’t went… 7.20 p.m. and I left the “Marktplatz” by tram and took the train at 8.05 for Lausanne. Handsome Roger, wonderful celebration of Holy King so I don’t regret having gone there!!

Enjoy reading and here is the link to my pics (17 piccies):

http://photobucket.com/albums/a289/Nathy3/

sol
07-05-2005, 01:08 AM
Thanks to sharing! :D

I can't see the pics.

Nathy
07-05-2005, 01:15 AM
You're welcome Sol :hug:

Click on the link and then click on "Roger Federer - Basel" and then you will see the pics ;)

sol
07-05-2005, 01:22 AM
Thanks! :D :hug:

They're ...:worship::worship::worship:

Nocko
07-05-2005, 01:27 AM
:hearts: Ohhhhhh Nathy, how nice!!!Thank you for sharing . :hug: :hug:
and nice pics! Rogi looks happy, very happy, and so sweet!!
You must apliciate to bebop!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Nathy
07-05-2005, 01:33 AM
Thanks Sol & Nocko :hug: I am happy you enjoyed! Yeah Rogi looked soooo happy today, how nice it was to see him smiling like that!

Nocko: I must what to bebop? Didn't understand :confused:

Nocko
07-05-2005, 01:48 AM
Nocko: I must what to bebop? Didn't understand :confused:

:awww: :o completelly wrong spelling!!!! :o :smash: Sorry!! :worship: :worship:
I mean you must appreciate to Bebop... ;)

lunahielo
07-05-2005, 01:52 AM
Nathy, thank you so very much for sharing.
The pics are wonderful. I know you had a great time.
What an adventure!

If you don't mind me asking...what language do you speak? Not Swiss German??
Or what language was Roger speaking?

Nathy
07-05-2005, 02:00 AM
Nathy, thank you so very much for sharing.
The pics are wonderful. I know you had a great time.
What an adventure!

If you don't mind me asking...what language do you speak? Not Swiss German??
Or what language was Roger speaking?

You're welcome too dear Luna :hug:

I don't mind, just ask when you want and what you want ;) My mother language is French... ROger was speaking Swiss German today... My mum's mother language is Swiss German but she always spoke to me in French as we're living in the French part of Switzerland since I was born... I can speak French, English (at least I try :p ) and a bit of Italian and German. No Swiss German but I understand it a bit... Anyhow today in Basel it was overcrowded so to hear what people were saying wasn't always easy and when it is not you're first language it makes it difficult to understand...

loveit
07-05-2005, 03:19 AM
Thanks so much Nathy for sharing your wonderful pics of Roger ;)

Nathy
07-05-2005, 03:28 AM
You're welcome loveit :hug:

I know a lot of Roger Fans wished they could be there too so the least I can do is share my pics with you :)

gertie
07-05-2005, 05:18 AM
You are sooooooo lucky! I wish I was there and thank you so much for sharing those wonderful photos of Roger!

Fedex
07-05-2005, 06:16 AM
Thanks; that must of been great to be there in Basel.

yanchr
07-05-2005, 06:51 AM
Nathy :hug:

Thanks for sharing :hug: "oops I won three Wimbledon not more" :lol: Too cute Roger :hearts: I saw the pics. Wooooooooooow it seems all the basel people are in action :bounce::bounce: ( and people say he is not popular in his home country:scratch: ) You are so lucky to be there. Wish I could be one of you :p

ste
07-05-2005, 06:58 AM
Hey wonderful piccies Nathy!! :hug:

btw the two girls in front of you on this Marktplatz have been Jennifer and Eve..and Doris should have been there aswell... so you were really near to them :)

on pic No.4 the 3rd and 4th head from the left side...if you wanna check..they are on other pics from you aswell...
are you on TV aswell?? because they both are...have you already check the links??From SF DRS and Sport Aktuell???

Puschkin
07-05-2005, 07:16 AM
:yeah: Bravo, Nathy, thanks a lot.

Fergie
07-05-2005, 07:46 AM
Amazing pics Nathy :worship:

Yasmine
07-05-2005, 08:23 AM
:hug: Nathy you are a star :worship: thanks for the report and the pictures! I thought about you actually when they showed bits of that even on tv here;) Merci :kiss:

Mrs. B
07-05-2005, 08:24 AM
Thanks, Nathy! :hug: nice pics, and i love Roger on that balcony, like "i'm da King"!!! :cool:

and the sun shining on him...natural props, eh? ;)

Stevens Point
07-05-2005, 08:29 AM
Nathy :worship: :worship: :worship: . Thanks a lot for taking time to let us know the great moments you experienced there. You rock!!!!!! :) :) :) :D :D :D

Assuming that you were kind of in the front part of the crowd, judging from where the pictures were taken, I think you could be seen in the video links which I posted in the Wimbledon thread. :cool:

Art&Soul
07-05-2005, 10:37 AM
Nathy you are the best :) Thanks for sharing wonderful moments with ROGER and great pics of him, so COOLLLLLLLLLLLL :angel:

RogiFan88
07-05-2005, 01:24 PM
Wow, all these lucky Swiss Rogi fans seeing Rogi's homecoming in Basel! I saw a bit on tsr yesterday. I shall read your report and check out your pix, Nathy! Danke!!

RogiFan88
07-05-2005, 01:28 PM
great pix, Nathy!! ;)

RogiFan88
07-05-2005, 01:31 PM
Nathy, what does the motto say: Hie Schweiz Grund u Boden?

Mrs. B
07-05-2005, 01:42 PM
something like: "This is Switzerland, ground and soil..."
how apppopriate for Roger to be standing there. ;)

Mrs. B
07-05-2005, 01:47 PM
and i heard tschaeggy made a little speech on the podium on behalf of Roger's fans. :)

Shabazza
07-05-2005, 02:07 PM
nice pics Nathy :yeah:

Nathy
07-05-2005, 02:54 PM
Hey wonderful piccies Nathy!! :hug:

btw the two girls in front of you on this Marktplatz have been Jennifer and Eve..and Doris should have been there aswell... so you were really near to them :)

on pic No.4 the 3rd and 4th head from the left side...if you wanna check..they are on other pics from you aswell...
are you on TV aswell?? because they both are...have you already check the links??From SF DRS and Sport Aktuell???

You're welcome :hug:

Yeah I think I recognized Doris thanks to your pics from the exhibition in Basel!

I did check the links and found me quickly when I was taking a pic of Roger... When he was speaking I was against ("appuyée contre") the car he was in... When watching the first link and pausing after 2'09'' you see the edge of the car in the centre of the screen. Follow its line and go on the left, I am right there in black (a bit left to me there is something taking a pic with both arms raised up...)

Maybe you'll find :p

Nathy
07-05-2005, 02:55 PM
:hug: Nathy you are a star :worship: thanks for the report and the pictures! I thought about you actually when they showed bits of that even on tv here;) Merci :kiss:

Really they showed bits of that on TF1???When? During the "Journal de 20h"?? AMAZING :p

Nathy
07-05-2005, 02:56 PM
Thanks, Nathy! :hug: nice pics, and i love Roger on that balcony, like "i'm da King"!!! :cool:

and the sun shining on him...natural props, eh? ;)

Yeah he is da King :cool: I really had this precise impression when I saw him up there :P

Yeah, the sun just came a short time, just to greet the King hehe :p

Nathy
07-05-2005, 02:58 PM
Nathy :worship: :worship: :worship: . Thanks a lot for taking time to let us know the great moments you experienced there. You rock!!!!!! :) :) :) :D :D :D

Assuming that you were kind of in the front part of the crowd, judging from where the pictures were taken, I think you could be seen in the video links which I posted in the Wimbledon thread. :cool:

*blushes with all these compliments*

Yeah I have found myself in the first link you posted (see my explanation two posts above and try to find me, cause I can't make a print screen when watching videos :( )

Nathy
07-05-2005, 02:59 PM
something like: "This is Switzerland, ground and soil..."
how apppopriate for Roger to be standing there. ;)

Indeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed! He couldn't have been on a better place than there! This motto and the sun shining on him: hey guys see he's the God of Tennis, hehe ;)

Nathy
07-05-2005, 03:00 PM
and i heard tschaeggy made a little speech on the podium on behalf of Roger's fans. :)

Did you understand what she said? Coz as I said in my report I didn't get what she was saying except a sentence in the end :confused:

Nathy
07-05-2005, 03:02 PM
Btw seems I made a mistake there :o When I said the anecdote about Roger joking on the fact he's won 3 and not more Wimby titles... Well in fact it seems he said:

"After the first Wimby title I got directly to Asia, after the second one I got immediately to Romania for the Davis Cup and after the third...hmmm wait a minute... oops I am here :p "

My apologize for this misunderstanding :o :o :o

avocadoe
07-05-2005, 03:31 PM
Thanks Nathy :wavey: ...the pictures are wonderful. :worship: Thank you for going, so :worship: special to see Roger in Basel right after. I'm all :)

Nathy
07-05-2005, 03:46 PM
I just wanted to say a huge "Thank You" to all of you who are enjoying my report and my pics! I am glad to share this particular moment with you FedFans

Nathy
07-05-2005, 04:20 PM
I found this pic in the GM (posted by mirkaland) and I did found myself on it! I am little but I am :p

I am in the red round circle ;)

http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/1623/moibasel0du.th.jpg (http://img266.imageshack.us/my.php?image=moibasel0du.jpg)

ytben
07-05-2005, 04:55 PM
Nathy!!! Awesome, thank you for the report & piccies! :kiss:

:lol: You must have eyes like eagle ;), if it were me I don't think I will be able to tell where were I amongst all those people.

Mrs. B
07-05-2005, 04:56 PM
hehe, cool, Nathy! i think there is bigger size if this pic somewhere...
as for tschaeggy's speech, no, i dont know what she said...maybe she'll post a report for us as well... ;)

Nathy
07-05-2005, 05:02 PM
@ytben: you're welcome :hug: :smooch: Well I really looked for myself in that pic and it took me about.... 2 minutes... Coz y'know I know where I was exactly and I found myself coz I recognized the lady who was behind me ;)

hehe, cool, Nathy! i think there is bigger size if this pic somewhere...
as for tschaeggy's speech, no, i dont know what she said...maybe she'll post a report for us as well... ;)

Oh if you find this bigger sized pic you can post it here, maybe we can see me better on it.

Yeah so "tschaeggy", if you pass here, please tell us what you've said!!

Nocko
07-05-2005, 05:23 PM
Nathy, I love your new avatar very much! :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

RogiFan88
07-05-2005, 05:44 PM
Nathy, how could you find yourself in that pic?!!! ;)

Stevens Point
07-05-2005, 05:52 PM
hehe, cool, Nathy! i think there is bigger size if this pic somewhere...
as for tschaeggy's speech, no, i dont know what she said...maybe she'll post a report for us as well... ;)
Tschaeggy's whole speech can be seen in the video of TeleBasel. Hopefully it works......

http://www.telebasel.ch/php/videoarchiv/link.php?do=out&id=4914

Mrs. B
07-05-2005, 06:18 PM
Tschaeggy's whole speech can be seen in the video of TeleBasel. Hopefully it works......

http://www.telebasel.ch/php/videoarchiv/link.php?do=out&id=4914

thanks, Steven!

Nathy
07-05-2005, 06:37 PM
Nathy, how could you find yourself in that pic?!!! ;)

I said it :p I know exatly where I was and recognize the lady who was behind/next to me ;)

Nathy
07-05-2005, 06:40 PM
Nathy, I love your new avatar very much! :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

Thank you :hug: A pity that the pics are little but It describes perfectly Rogi's domination in Wimbledon :)

SUKTUEN
07-05-2005, 06:52 PM
Roger is so Cute in Basel~!

onm684
07-05-2005, 09:11 PM
Nathy, thank you sooo much for great pics and report:worship: :worship: :worship:
He got heart-warming cheers from so many fans and seems to have been moved deeply. He is really natural and cute guy.:kiss:
Tschaeggy's whole speech can be seen in the video of TeleBasel. Hopefully it works......

http://www.telebasel.ch/php/videoarchiv/link.php?do=out&id=4914
Thank you, Stevens.
This is another one: http://www.telebasel.ch/php/videoarchiv/link.php?do=out&id=4918

Nathy
07-05-2005, 10:12 PM
You're welcome onm84 :hug:

Nice to see that all of you did like my report and pics :)

Dirk
07-05-2005, 10:12 PM
King Roger and his subjects. :worship:

Brianna
07-05-2005, 10:44 PM
Thanks Nathy for your recap and amazing pics. What a fantastic homecoming for Roger. :)

tschaeggy
07-05-2005, 10:59 PM
my dear friends, yes, i had a speach there! The new president (not me!) of the new federerfanclub (go and visit rf.com to read more about this) asked who will have a little speach then, so i took all my courage together and said, ok, i'll do it! But not alone, i need the help from other fans! Together with 4 other girls from rf.com, (Doris, Eve_83, Schnifferli and Rogertop) we decided to do this speach.
I'll tell you more when i'm nut so tired as i am now ;) or visit rf.com to read eve's post :)
But one more thing: we were invited to share the vip-apéro with the whole Rogerfamily, the players from FcBasel were there too, the management from Davidoffswissindoors, a lot of cantonal councils and and and......
We could congratulate Roger to his victory and take a pic together with him :) :) :)

More to come.....i'll post my pics asap, ok?

Nathy
07-05-2005, 11:05 PM
my dear friends, yes, i had a speach there! The new president (not me!) of the new federerfanclub (go and visit rf.com to read more about this) asked who will have a little speach then, so i took all my courage together and said, ok, i'll do it! But not alone, i need the help from other fans! Together with 4 other girls from rf.com, (Doris, Eve_83, Schnifferli and Rogertop) we decided to do this speach.
I'll tell you more when i'm nut so tired as i am now ;) or visit rf.com to read eve's post :)
But one more thing: we were invited to share the vip-apéro with the whole Rogerfamily, the players from FcBasel were there too, the management from Davidoffswissindoors, a lot of cantonal councils and and and......
We could congratulate Roger to his victory and take a pic together with him :) :) :)

More to come.....i'll post my pics asap, ok?

:hug: tschaeggy!

I'll go on rf.com to check all this :)

Awwwww so nice this apero! I wish I could be there :sad:

Yeah please post your pics/report or both when you have time, it would be very nice of you.

Btw, you looked great during your speech, very self-confident :yeah:

lunahielo
07-06-2005, 01:01 AM
*apero*? Is this the same as aperitif?
Or?

Nathy
07-06-2005, 01:05 AM
*apero*? Is this the same as aperitif?
Or?

Apero means... a "party" where you drink some champagne and eat some salted stuff...

Doris Loeffel
07-06-2005, 01:43 AM
Hey Nathy by the look at your pics you really must have been very close to us - to bad I had no clue you were there too!!

Nathy
07-06-2005, 02:23 AM
Hey Nathy by the look at your pics you really must have been very close to us - to bad I had no clue you were there too!!

Yes I was close to you!! Check your PM in 5 mins!!!

lunahielo
07-06-2005, 10:29 AM
Originally posted by Nathy
Apero means... a "party" where you drink some champagne and eat some salted stuff...

Thank you~~ :hug:
That sounds like what we Americans call a cocktail party.
(Sometimes I feel so dumb...but I am trying to learn)
Thank you again. :)

I saw your pic in the red circle. You had a great view in that huge crowd. Nice!

Stevens Point
07-06-2005, 11:30 AM
Hi luna!! I understand why you chose that for your avatar!!! I know what you mean by that!!! Great!!!!

Stevens Point
07-06-2005, 02:23 PM
Dear Liebe Nathy.

You once posted somewhere that you wanted to become a sport journalist. I wanted to reply on that, but now I can't find it anymore, so I am writing here.

I will love to read your articles. As I see in your report on Basel that this kind of job is a good one for you and that you really like to do that. If you write it in Franch, then I have a huge reason to learn this language. Go for it, Nathy!!

Nathy
07-06-2005, 04:30 PM
Dear Liebe Nathy.

You once posted somewhere that you wanted to become a sport journalist. I wanted to reply on that, but now I can't find it anymore, so I am writing here.

I will love to read your articles. As I see in your report on Basel that this kind of job is a good one for you and that you really like to do that. If you write it in Franch, then I have a huge reason to learn this language. Go for it, Nathy!!

Hey Steven :hug:

Yeah I did post this in the SYNNY thread :)

*blushes* Yeah taht's true, I love sports and I like writing down so I don't think there's a better job than sport journalist! Thanks for your support dear, I am touched by this :hug: I have written some football match reports in French for a website... So if you want to have a look at them (even if you don't understand all of it) let me know (PM) and I can give you the HTML links for it :)

A real and huge thanks for your message Steven, so sweet from you :hug:

Nathy
07-06-2005, 04:34 PM
Thank you~~ :hug:
That sounds like what we Americans call a cocktail party.
(Sometimes I feel so dumb...but I am trying to learn)
Thank you again. :)

I saw your pic in the red circle. You had a great view in that huge crowd. Nice!

Yeah a cocktail party, that's "an apero" :)

Don't feel dumb, my English isn't that good at all either so if you don't understand feel free to ask. I am sure nobody will blame you for that :hug:

Yep I was there quite early (5.20 p.m.) and there weren't a lot of ppl when I arrived so I could choose one of the best place (I didn't know that Roger would talk on the ground otherwise I would have tried to get the nearest I could from the place he was standing on)

SUKTUEN
07-06-2005, 04:46 PM
thanks

Mrs. B
07-06-2005, 05:11 PM
my dear friends, yes, i had a speach there! The new president (not me!) of the new federerfanclub (go and visit rf.com to read more about this) asked who will have a little speach then, so i took all my courage together and said, ok, i'll do it! But not alone, i need the help from other fans! Together with 4 other girls from rf.com, (Doris, Eve_83, Schnifferli and Rogertop) we decided to do this speach.
I'll tell you more when i'm nut so tired as i am now ;) or visit rf.com to read eve's post :)
But one more thing: we were invited to share the vip-apéro with the whole Rogerfamily, the players from FcBasel were there too, the management from Davidoffswissindoors, a lot of cantonal councils and and and......
We could congratulate Roger to his victory and take a pic together with him :) :) :)

More to come.....i'll post my pics asap, ok?

hey, tchaeggy, you were good with your speech --- Bravo!

next time you should run for Gemeinderatin in Oberwil! ;)

looking forward to your pics. :)

SUKTUEN
07-06-2005, 05:17 PM
you have photos too? welcome~@!!

Daniel
07-07-2005, 05:11 AM
Thanks a lot Nathy :kiss: :hug: :worship:

babsi
07-07-2005, 11:19 AM
Thank you soooo much, Nathy - well ,well done :) :) :)

SUKTUEN
07-07-2005, 11:20 AM
NAthy do you talk to Roger?

Nathy
07-07-2005, 03:34 PM
You're welcome Daniel :kiss: and babsi :hug:

Suk, no I didn't talk to Roger in Basel. But I have already talked to him a little in April 2004 ;)

SUKTUEN
07-07-2005, 05:01 PM
You're welcome Daniel :kiss: and babsi :hug:

Suk, no I didn't talk to Roger in Basel. But I have already talked to him a little in April 2004 ;)

Oh!~~!!! That's also very good~!!!!

I only said " Chinese Love you " in 2004 Jan to Roger in HK~! :devil: :devil:

squirrel
07-09-2005, 10:37 AM
lovely

tschaeggy
07-10-2005, 04:12 PM
hey, tchaeggy, you were good with your speech --- Bravo!

next time you should run for Gemeinderatin in Oberwil! ;)

looking forward to your pics. :)

:hug: thanks Eva :)
Ha ha, "Gemainderätin" thats good! But "Mr Gemeinderat from Oberwil" was there too and didn't have a speach ;)

Here are my pics, didn't separate them from April-event Basel, sorry, but enjoy :D
http://photobucket.com/albums/y197/tschaeggy/?sc=1

SUKTUEN
07-10-2005, 05:00 PM
the photo is too Good~!