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Roger qualifies for Shanghai!!!!!

mitalidas
07-06-2005, 01:26 PM
Beat his record qualifying date last year!!!!


Shanghai - Roger Federer has booked the first qualifying spot in the eight-man field for November's Masters Cup in Shanghai, the ATP announced on Wednesday.

The flawless Swiss, who lifted his third Wimbledon title at the weekend, will return to China's commercial capital after playing the event when it was held there in 2002.

Federer's qualification is the earliest in the history of the elite season-ending competition, to be played November 13-20.

Last summer, Federer set the previous early mark for qualifying when he made the field on August 3 based on points earned during the calendar year race.

RogiFan88
07-06-2005, 01:27 PM
Rogi is amazing... congrats, Rogi!!

PaulieM
07-06-2005, 01:28 PM
:bigclap:

Stevens Point
07-06-2005, 01:29 PM
We knew he would be, but congratulations for being qualified that fast already!!

mitalidas
07-06-2005, 01:29 PM
read more here:
http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=6&click_id=30&art_id=qw1120645621463S163

yanchr
07-06-2005, 02:17 PM
Welcome to Shanghai Roger :bounce:

Mrs. B
07-06-2005, 02:18 PM
:banana:

i envy those Roger fans who will be there.... ;)

Fergie
07-06-2005, 02:49 PM
Congrats champion! :yeah:

Skyward
07-06-2005, 03:05 PM
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Congrats! Keep going!

SUKTUEN
07-06-2005, 03:10 PM
Shanghai is in China~!!!

I am a Chinese!! but I have no money go to Shanghai~
I will support Roger in HK!!

MissMoJo
07-06-2005, 07:27 PM
:bounce:

allanah
07-06-2005, 07:48 PM
So, techinically, he can get away with not playing a single tournament between now and the end of the year and just show up for the Cup in November, right?

That's pretty impressive :eek:.

Shabazza
07-06-2005, 08:11 PM
So, techinically, he can get away with not playing a single tournament between now and the end of the year and just show up for the Cup in November, right?

That's pretty impressive :eek:.
Right, it is. :)

lunahielo
07-06-2005, 08:56 PM
:) :) :)

Purple Rainbow
07-06-2005, 09:04 PM
Some numbers (I like stats!) to prove just how great this season from Roger is!

Rogi currently has 910 Champions Race points, which is considerably more than Roger's poin total at this point last year, when he had 746.
Roger's 910 points is more than the year-end total of Andy Roddick in 2003, when he ended with 907 points.

Roger has already won 8 tournaments this year. Apart from Roger's 11 victories last year, the last time a player won 8 or more tournaments was Pete Sampras in 1996. He won 8 tourneys in that year.

In 1995 Thomas Muster won no less than 12 tournaments, which is within grasp of Rogi this year.

Nathy
07-06-2005, 10:04 PM
So, techinically, he can get away with not playing a single tournament between now and the end of the year and just show up for the Cup in November, right?

That's pretty impressive :eek:.

Indeeeed!

And considering the stats PR gave too: Roger is AWESOME this year too!!!

lucashg
07-06-2005, 10:11 PM
Well done, Rogi. Congrats!
He just deserves it. He's been performing so well most of the year, and even with shaky performances here and there, he's being able to win which just see his willingness to go further in every tournament and how good he is to win without playing his best.

Thanks mitalidas for the news and Purple for the stats - they're truly impressive. I hope Roger plays the rest of the year (a well planned schedule, as so far it has been) and can win a few more titles. I know Vilas' 17 are quite impossible, especially with Roger's limited schedule, but I can see him beating his personal record of last year (11). Go, Ninja!

Good news for the fans in China, they can start to book their tickets since Rogi's gonna be there.

RonE
07-06-2005, 10:14 PM
Wow :eek: and we are only in early July!

I can´t wait for the hardcourt season to begin!!! :bounce:

Daniel
07-07-2005, 04:07 AM
Well done Roger :rocker: :D

yanchr
07-07-2005, 06:02 AM
Good news for the fans in China, they can start to book their tickets since Rogi's gonna be there.
Who would believe he would not be qualifying for it even at the very beginning of this year though ;) :wavey:

Colosseo
07-07-2005, 08:13 AM
That's really a great news~~~~~~~~~

babsi
07-07-2005, 09:56 AM
That´s great to hear -even though there wasn´t any doubt of him doing so - the faster the better :)

SUKTUEN
07-07-2005, 10:33 AM
Yes~!!

I hope I will have money next year to go there~!