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RogiFan88
08-17-2005, 03:16 AM
Yep Berdych has his once-a-year upset.

RogiFan88
08-17-2005, 03:18 AM
I'd prefer Rogi to play dbles before sgles to get him in the swing of things... oh well... just beat KIWI!

nobama
08-17-2005, 03:30 AM
Berdych misses the easy shots more than the hard ones. So often he's been hitting into the net. I wonder if he gets nervous because he's been setting up his shots the right way and just when he has open court and the time he misses.

I still think you are over reacting about Roger's first round. Haven't you watched the way his early rounds often are? It's not like Roger was down match points or that he looked panicked.

HEY....Berdych broke Nadal in the 3rd set and is serving for the match....but now he's flustered. Maybe he's a choker. That would explain the misses at the easiest shots.I'm not over reacting. And Roger most likely would've stepped up his game if his opponent was playing better. But I still think Berdych would've beaten him. I'm dreading watching the Kiefer match because I cannot stand Kiefer. He plays so damn slow and has a really annoying serve with such a high ball toss. Last week Agassi was getting so annoyed at the slow play. And this week because of the very humid weather play is slower than normal because players are constantly running for the towel. I hope Roger makes quick work out of him.

nobama
08-17-2005, 03:33 AM
I am glad Berdych didn't choke at the end.

I hope some people will now understand how it is going from winning one tourney to playing right away in the next. Some people always think it's excuse making to say a player would be tired but it's not.

Roger's got a tough match tomorrow with Kiefer! Go Roger Go Roger!I don't doubt that Nadal was tired, but I don't think that's why he lost. Because Berdych looked just as tired. And Rafa had his chance Berdych took a stupid medical time out just after he broke Rafa and had the momentum on his side to serve for the match. Then of course he was broken. And had to save break points at 6-5. But I'm not surprised that some of the Rafatards in GM are saying he lost only because he was tired. I think that's :p

fightclubber
08-17-2005, 03:50 AM
Roger transcript from Black match


WESTERN AND SOUTHERN FINANCIAL GROUP MASTERS
CINCINNATI, OHIO

August 15, 2005

R. FEDERER/J. Blake
7-6, 7-5

ROGER FEDERER

THE MODERATOR: Ladies and gentlemen, Roger Federer.

Q. Did you find some room for improvement after that, some things to change, work on?

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I think I definitely can improve on this tonight. But that's not really what matters for me. I would also be a little disappointed if I would play my best tonight, you know. So it's really what I expected. If you look at the stats, you know, I got one break, I made two, I won a tiebreaker. So it's not too bad, you know, after all. It was a tough match tonight, you know. Night sessions are always a little different than day sessions. You know, I've been practicing a lot in the day. I didn't think he was playing too bad either. So I think it was a tough combination out there tonight. The crowd also, they got into it. And it was really humid. So it was tough conditions. But what counts is that I got through, and that was good tonight.

Q. Did it take a bit of time to get back into the swing of playing matches again?

ROGER FEDERER: I think I was struggling all the way through. I was disappointed at times where I just couldn't make all the returns I wanted to. I was getting aced quite frequently, which is not normal things. It really just shows how the eye is not quite there like it was maybe in Wimbledon, obviously, in the finals, you know. So it's just a matter of getting used to it. For this, I need to keep on winning, you know, to really get that back, or then in practice I have to play a lot of match situations, you know, play a lot of points. Yeah, so, tomorrow's maybe good to also play some doubles.

Q. Were you surprised by Blake's intensity tonight?

ROGER FEDERER: Well, you always get, I think, surprised after being away for five, six weeks, you know, from the intensity that is out there. You know, the balls, they come back so quick, you know. It's a different game you're playing than when you're practicing, you know. The practice, you can let maybe one or the other ball go by, but in the match every point really counts. You suddenly have the feeling everything is going much quicker than you're used to. That's definitely the feeling I had a little bit out there tonight.

Q. Would you mind telling us just a few of the things that you've done since Wimbledon?

ROGER FEDERER: Well, came home after Wimbledon for a day. Had a nice reception there, you know, in front of 3,000 people in the main square like what usually the soccer players get, you know. So to get this for an individual sport was really nice, you know. It's hard obviously to set something -- set it up, you know. But the press, you know, they really helped me out to get everybody's attention. And everybody came, so it was really fantastic. I left the following day for vacation. Had about a two-week vacation. Started to work out, you know, mostly upper body and some running, some bike, you know, because I wanted to also give my feet a rest. So after like four weeks, basically I started to hit with Tony for eight days or so, which was good, too. Then I came home, had my birthday there, and was there for three days and came here on Thursday.

Q. How are the feet?

ROGER FEDERER: They're good. I'm happy. No pains, so, which is nice.

Q. Are you still thinking about Wimbledon? You mentioned out there that the points were -- you thought of the points, you had to remember the points aren't as short. From the three titles, is that something you still think about? Has it changed your thoughts in about eight weeks?

ROGER FEDERER: Well, you have to really put Wimbledon to the side because anyway the grass court season is so different, you know. So you don't want to have that in mind, you know, going into another tournament. I've had that mistake. Like when I beat Sampras in 2001, every match I played after that I wanted to play like when you beat Pete. But that's not how -- the way it works. I think I learned from that. You know, the hard courts, you know, you can scramble incredibly well. The reaction times, you know, are way quicker, you know. And everybody's a much better athlete on the hard courts than on the grass so you have to -- like Blake tonight, he's really quick so you have to make sure you finish those points and you've got to take some chances. Today, sometimes I did; sometimes I couldn't so...

Q. After he broke you in the second set and he was up 3-Love, what kind of changed for you?

ROGER FEDERER: Well, I just told myself focus on that serve, you know, don't give him any easy points, which I thought I gave him. Maybe just had a concentration lack maybe for just a couple of points, and then he had another few good points. I just hoped I could hang in there in the second and give myself a chance. He definitely didn't play a great game where I broke back. But I just needed also same -- like he broke me, I just needed to play one or two good shots and that was enough. Once I was back in the second set, I had a good feeling that I could close it out in two.

Q. You haven't played doubles since early June in Germany. Why did you choose to play here?

ROGER FEDERER: Well, really to get back in the rhythm. One - how should I say? - one thing I needed to remember was my feet, was it gonna be good for my feet or not. Also not to really double up. In doubles, my expectations are not as high as in singles. As I haven't been playing for also five, six weeks, it's also always good to get back in the rhythm. I usually do that in the beginning of the clay court season, the beginning of the grass court season. So now this time I also decided to do it beginning of the hard court season. It's basically just a match tomorrow. If I win, great. If I lose, at least I got some match play in. I enjoy playing doubles. I used to play a lot before, but now that the singles has been so great, you know, it's tough to back it up with doubles.

Q. Davis Cup in mind?

ROGER FEDERER: Not really. More -- it's more for Yves and myself. I mean, obviously, you know, little bit egoistic, but he's happy, you know, that I'm playing with him obviously. He's always ready to play with me and when I call up on him, he's ready to go, which is great.

Q. Do you feel like one tournament's going to be enough for you to be ready for the Open?

ROGER FEDERER: Well, I can't change it now, can I? So I hope, you know. Can't really answer with a yes or no. It's basically like Australian Open, though, for me. I only got basically one tournament, then the preparation week, then the big one comes around. The thing is at the US Open everybody is much more ready than at the Aussie Open. So definitely will be a tough one to win. US Open is always tough, I think - any Grand Slam. So for this, you know, it's for everybody the same. When it comes down to the Grand Slam, you got to be ready. I think I'm ready, you know. That's why I took a rest. Mentally and physically I'm feeling good, and that's just about getting at least the time on my racquet.

Q. Has winning Wimbledon taken the pressure off you for the rest of the year and in a sense altered your mentality?

ROGER FEDERER: What did it do to my mentality?

Q. Has it taken the pressure off you and altered it?

ROGER FEDERER: Oh, yeah. Altered it?

Q. Changed.

ROGER FEDERER: Well, I definitely feel less pressure, yes. Well, you know you got a Grand Slam in your bag - not just some kind of a Grand Slam, it's Wimbledon. So for me, this is a great season so far. You know, I'm really happy the way I've played. You look at my record, it is fantastic. So I obviously try to keep it up, you know. And, you know, I said I think in one of the interviews that everything that comes from now is a bonus for me. Not quite like that, you know, because I got still some big goals coming, you know. You know, you got this one here, you got US Open, you got the Davis Cup for me, hometown tournament in Basel, you got the other two Masters Series, you got Shanghai. You got really many tournaments still coming which for me is always special, but definitely, you know, if I don't win a match again until the end of the season, obviously it will be a little disappointing end but still it was a great season. To win always a Grand Slam is always great.

Q. What about your No. 1 position, ATP No. 1 position? Last week Nadal won.

ROGER FEDERER: It doesn't help, yeah (smiling).

Q. If he wins this tournament this week and if you don't, then your No. 1 position goes to Nadal?

ROGER FEDERER: Does it?

Q. I don't know.

ROGER FEDERER: Probably not yet, huh? He's not quite that close yet so (smiling)... I'm sure I have a nice cushion, you know (smiling). No, you know, definitely the way he's been playing, he's definitely a great contender, you know. So obviously the next few months, I would say, because now this week it's not possible for him, but it's going to interesting to see. I got many more points to defend with the US Open and the Masters, you know. But, again, I didn't play the indoor season, which is a great season for me, too. So I got maybe some points I can make there. Obviously I think it's going to be an interesting end to the season, fight for No. 1. But I know I so far could keep my No. 1 position without losing it, it's been great. Obviously, I'm going to try to keep it this way. It's really brought me a lot as a person, also as a player. But it's not only him, there's also other great players that always got the chance, so I have to make sure I play well.

Q. James said when he was in the hospital in Rome you sent him a card. Can you talk about what he's been through, what impresses you about how he's playing now, everything he's gone through in the last year, year and a half.

ROGER FEDERER: Well, I was really touched, you know, with what happened to him. I was really disappointed. He's a really good guy, you know. Then, you know, also personal problems, you know, came about. Then also, you know, he couldn't really recuperate from, you know, the accident he had. So it's really hard to see that, you know. I think he's a happy guy and he knows that tennis is not everything, you know, especially in those moments. So to see him back, you know, enjoying the game, and also when he loses he's still in a way happy I think. He's happy to live through those great moments on center court, you know, playing against the best. I think this is what it's all about, you got to enjoy the game. And if you don't, you're in the wrong place. I think before it happened and after it happened he's still the same guy, which is great. Yeah, I'm really happy he's back, definitely. I hope his ranking is going to improve and he can play more often.

Q. You mentioned on the court after the match that you knew you were only 1-4 here before tonight. Any thoughts on why it hadn't come together here? Is it tough to come and adjust to these conditions in that first match right away usually?

ROGER FEDERER: Well, there's always sort of a reason why you lost, you know. Last year I was close, you know, to win the first, and who knows what happens. I always had the feeling conditions are quite quick here so I never really could get the rhythm maybe I wanted to have. Two years ago I lost to Nalbandian, which wasn't a great surprise, you know, but it was a close match. Three years ago my former coach, you know, he passed, a good friend passed away just a week before. So mentally I wasn't here. Basically four years ago I was a nobody, you know (smiling). So for me, that was not excuses, but are reasons why I lost, you know. This year, with maybe the better preparation, I hope it's going to go better. So far it's been all right, you know, so I hope I can improve on that.

End of FastScripts….

oneandonlyhsn
08-17-2005, 04:23 AM
Q. James said when he was in the hospital in Rome you sent him a card. Can you talk about what he's been through, what impresses you about how he's playing now, everything he's gone through in the last year, year and a half.

ROGER FEDERER: Well, I was really touched, you know, with what happened to him. I was really disappointed. He's a really good guy, you know. Then, you know, also personal problems, you know, came about. Then also, you know, he couldn't really recuperate from, you know, the accident he had. So it's really hard to see that, you know. I think he's a happy guy and he knows that tennis is not everything, you know, especially in those moments. So to see him back, you know, enjoying the game, and also when he loses he's still in a way happy I think. He's happy to live through those great moments on center court, you know, playing against the best. I think this is what it's all about, you got to enjoy the game. And if you don't, you're in the wrong place. I think before it happened and after it happened he's still the same guy, which is great. Yeah, I'm really happy he's back, definitely. I hope his ranking is going to improve and he can play more often.



Roger what a nice person :worship: :worship:

Good luck tomorrow Rogi, destroy the annoying Kiwi

PamV
08-17-2005, 04:27 AM
Roger what a nice person :worship: :worship:

Good luck tomorrow Rogi, destroy the annoying Kiwi
One of the many reasons I love Roger. I wish more people knew how nice he is. Actually I thought during the match that Roger would not have wanted to act pumped up and agressive out of kindness to James. Maybe some of James' troubles went through his mind even then.

Any way, James was playing well so it was a tough match.

nobama
08-17-2005, 04:40 AM
Tomorrow's OOP. Roger plays his doubles match first.

ORDER OF PLAY – WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2005

Center Court start 11:00 AM
G Rusedski (GBR) vs (3)L Hewitt (AUS)
Not before 1:00 PM
(1)R Federer (SUI) vs N Kiefer (GER)
(4)M Safin (RUS) vs (WC)A Murray (GBR)
Not before 7:30 PM
(5)A Roddick (USA) vs J Ferrero (ESP)
Suk/Vizner vs (3)Knowles/Nestor


Grandstand start 11:00 AM
(WC)G Monfils (FRA) vs K Beck (SVK)
(16)R Gasquet (FRA) vs M Ancic (CRO)
(6)N Davydenko (RUS) vs (SE)P Mathieu
(FRA) J Chela (ARG) vs (12)T Henman (GBR)
Not before 7:30 PM
(WC)R Ginepri (USA) vs D Ferrer (ESP)


Court 3 start 11:00 AM
F Gonzalez (CHI) vs (11)D Nalbandian (ARG)
(9)G Coria (ARG) vs (Q)L Horna (PER)
M Youzhny (RUS) vs T Berdych (CZE)
Friedl/Pavel vs Allegro/Federer
(Q)G Simon (FRA) vs C Moya (ESP)


Court 4 start 11:00 AM
O Rochus (BEL) vs F Santoro (FRA)
R Soderling (SWE) vs D Hrbaty (SVK)
J Acasuso (ARG) vs T Robredo (ESP)
(WC)Gimelstob/Leach vs (6)Llodra/Santoro
Massu/Parrott vs Lopez/Youzhny


Court 5 start 4:00 PM
Aspelin/Perry vs Beck/Berdych

oneandonlyhsn
08-17-2005, 04:55 AM
One of the many reasons I love Roger. I wish more people knew how nice he is. Actually I thought during the match that Roger would not have wanted to act pumped up and agressive out of kindness to James. Maybe some of James' troubles went through his mind even then.

Any way, James was playing well so it was a tough match.

I think you are right, I didnt even think about that. Roger is always respectful but more so when he is playing against someone who the crowd is rooting for. I remember in Miami the crowd was so pro Agassi and they kept cheering his DF's but he handled it like a gentleman that he is :hearts:

I dont know if it is a good/bad thing that he plays doubles first and soon after face Kiwi. Its so hot and humid I hope it doesnt tire him out.

Plz God give my angel the mental and physical strength to defeat Kiefer tomorrow http://tinypic.com/alnqx2.gifhttp://tinypic.com/alnqx2.gifhttp://tinypic.com/alnqx2.gif

Skyward
08-17-2005, 05:25 AM
No, Roger will play his singles first.

http://bestsmileys.com/cheering/2.gif http://bestsmileys.com/cheering/2.gif http://bestsmileys.com/cheering/2.gif

Good luck.

Oriental_Rain
08-17-2005, 05:59 AM
goodluck to Roger...

oneandonlyhsn
08-17-2005, 06:46 AM
Berdych misses the easy shots more than the hard ones. So often he's been hitting into the net. I wonder if he gets nervous because he's been setting up his shots the right way and just when he has open court and the time he misses.

I still think you are over reacting about Roger's first round. Haven't you watched the way his early rounds often are? It's not like Roger was down match points or that he looked panicked.

HEY....Berdych broke Nadal in the 3rd set and is serving for the match....but now he's flustered. Maybe he's a choker. That would explain the misses at the easiest shots.

It happens a lot with Rafas opponents, look at Rogi at RG the 3rd set he would line up shots and then dump them into the net, same for Agassi. Its his speed and anticipation that really screws his opponents mindset, instead of just hitting the ball with topspin into the empty court players go for too much, so either the shots are long or are into the net.

Anyway, enough of that so Rogi is playing singles 1st, Go Roger go http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/party/party0007.gif

Stevens Point
08-17-2005, 09:04 AM
Good luck, Roger against Kiefer!!! :D

Puschkin
08-17-2005, 09:13 AM
Good luck, Roger against Kiefer!!! :D

I second that!

lucashg
08-17-2005, 11:39 AM
Hi all, just wanted to wish all the luck to Roger against Kiefer. I won't be able to watch that match, and I know it will be tough, but I think he can do it. Please, win in straights sets Roger! I can't bare my favorites struggling in early rounds! Justine does it enough! :p

I'll only be able to see the results late in the evening, so GOOD LUCK.

CMON ALLEZ HOPP VAMOS!

Shabazza
08-17-2005, 11:46 AM
I second that!
Me too! :)

Nocko
08-17-2005, 12:03 PM
:banana: Good Luck Roger ! :banana:
Stay healthy, enjoy this tourny. :angel: Kick the KIWI out!! :bounce:

ExpectedWinner
08-17-2005, 01:17 PM
My point was that ONE REASON Nadal can so completely dominate the rest of the clay court field is that the clay court field are mostly small guys under 6' tall and they aren't as muscular. Furthermore there isn't a second best guy out there who is close physically and can give him competition. I am just explaining part of why he's been so unbeatable on clay.

:retard:

It's the last time I'm responding to your posts. Let's agree to disagree.

Greatness on clay doesn't depend on being tall and muscular.I've already posted somewhere that Nadal carries a lot of unnecessary weight from the neck down, and it might cause some injures down the road. Sure being tall helps on serve's angles, but power on serves and grounstrokes comes from the technique. That's why relatively small guys like Kiefer and ToJo are able to serve in 130 mph range. Patience, endurance, and mental commitment to run all day long are essential ingridients of winning on clay. From the recent RG winners only Moya can be considered a big guy. Kafelnikov was tall but he didn't outmuscle anyone.

I'm glad that you are almost the only one on this board who thinks it's Ok to play down achievements of a player for the following reasons:

* the top 5 players were missing

**the opponents were tired/ injured/ too old/ too young., etc.

*** the draw was easy

The phrase " Nadal didn't have to work to reach the final in Miami" is outrageous.

Also don't put words in my mouth. I've never said that Nadal was the best player on hc. If American commentators say this, I disagree with their statement just like you do.
However, the win in Montreal confirmed his ability to play on hc. He's one of the top contenders to win the USO.


Back to Cinci tournament. Kiefer can be tough. Federer has to make sure that he places his serves well, otherwise Kiefer will jump on them. He'll need to attack Kiefer's fh. Going to the net can be tricky with Kiefer because he likes the target.

yanchr
08-17-2005, 01:21 PM
Good luck Roger. If you stay how you were against Blake, you will need it! Hope you pick up your game today.

BTW, to those who have to watch StarSports through PPlive stream online, bad news for you: StarSports will show Cincy tennis from 2:30 am HK time (2:30 pm Cincy time) which means if nothing special, Roger will be just missed in StarSports :mad: And I hope actually nothing special.

avocadoe
08-17-2005, 01:21 PM
go beat Kiefer, Roger...I'll have to tape you but promise to watch every point :)

PamV
08-17-2005, 01:33 PM
:retard:

It's the last time I'm responding to your posts. Let's agree to disagree.

Greatness on clay doesn't depend on being tall and muscular.I've already posted somewhere that Nadal carries a lot of unnecessary weight from the neck down, and it might cause some injures down the road. Sure being tall helps on serve's angles, but power on serves and grounstrokes comes from the technique. That's why relatively small guys like Kiefer and ToJo are able to serve in 130 mph range. Patience, endurance, and mental commitment to run all day long are essential ingridients of winning on clay. From the recent RG winners only Moya can be considered a big guy. Kafelnikov was tall but he didn't outmuscle anyone.

I'm glad that you are almost the only one on this board who thinks it's Ok to play down achievements of a player for following reasons:

* the top 5 players were missing

**the opponents were tired/ injured/ too old/ too young., etc.

*** the draw was easy

The phrase " Nadal didn't have to work to reach the final in Miami" is outrageous.

Also don't put words in my mouth. I've never said that Nadal was the best player on hc. If American commentators say this, I disagree with their statement just like you do.
However, the win in Montreal confirmed his ability to play on hc. He's one of the top contenders to win the USO.


Back to Cinci tournament. Kiefer can be tough. Federer has to make sure that he places his serves well, otherwise Kiefer will jump on them. He'll need to attack Kiefer's fh. Going to the net can be tricky with Kiefer because he likes the target.

Expected Winner you seem to have a problem understanding English. I didn't say you said Nadal was best on HC. As far as Nadal working to get to the Miami final ..... let's see he didn't play an in shape-uninjured Roddick and Safin did he? No he had to play his home boys Verdasco and Ferrer who he had already been beating on clay, and who wouldn't have any edge in serving. Plus they are shorter guys. You have to face facts and realize that DRAWS do matter. (Maybe since Nadal had a tough 1st round with Berdych you can comprehend that now?)

I am not talking solely about height but the combination of being taller, more muscular overall with more stamina. That does make a difference. Nadal looks like a giant standing next to Coria, Gaudio, or Puerta . Furthermore Coria and Guadio routinely choke. Guadio lost to Rochus in Hamburg because of his crazy pouting.

If there were 3 other clay court players who were physically the same as Nadal then they would likely have split up the clay titles and Nadal would not have won them all. In that case Nadal would not have been thought as great. Hey...I am not saying he wouldn't BE great, or that he wouldn't be the leader in clay titles....but he wouldn't stand out as being this dominate. The perception of how great some player is, will be influenced by what the rest of the field is like. The weaker the rest of the field is the more so that one strong player will stand out.

Hey don't respond to me, I don't care.....and don't expect that you are going to intimidate me either with your condenscending tone. You seem to be a Nadal-nut who can't stand any discussion other than adoration of Nadal.

PamV
08-17-2005, 01:38 PM
It happens a lot with Rafas opponents, look at Rogi at RG the 3rd set he would line up shots and then dump them into the net, same for Agassi. Its his speed and anticipation that really screws his opponents mindset, instead of just hitting the ball with topspin into the empty court players go for too much, so either the shots are long or are into the net.

Anyway, enough of that so Rogi is playing singles 1st, Go Roger go http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/party/party0007.gif

It's hard to say if Berdych was nervous because of facing Nadal or if he would routinely get nervous facing anyone who pushes him. The shots I am talking about were when he had Nadal off the court and he was standing right at the net with plenty of time ready for a volley and then he'd hit it into the net. As for Agassi, he is not a good volleyer.....he misses volleys against all of his opponents. I think coming to the net at all makes Agassi nervous in that moment.

PamV
08-17-2005, 01:41 PM
I'm dreading watching the Kiefer match because I cannot stand Kiefer. He plays so damn slow and has a really annoying serve with such a high ball toss. Last week Agassi was getting so annoyed at the slow play. And this week because of the very humid weather play is slower than normal because players are constantly running for the towel. I hope Roger makes quick work out of him.

At least Roger has faced Kiefer many times. I hope that helps him know what to expect and get into a rhytm. Yes, this match will make me very nervous too. I am wondering actaully if Roger will like playing in the daytime better. In that interview I think he did comment that he wasn't seeing the ball that well against Blake. Of course the heat will be extreme.

ExpectedWinner
08-17-2005, 01:44 PM
Hey don't respond to me, I don't care.....and don't expect that you are going to intimidate me either with your condenscending tone. You seem to be a Nadal-nut who can't stand any discussion other than adoration of Nadal.

:haha: :haha:

That's to a Federer's fan since 1999. Thanks for the laugh.

That does make a difference. Nadal looks like a giant standing next to Coria, Gaudio, or Puerta . Furthermore Coria and Guadio routinely choke. .[/COLOR]

:haha: :haha: Only on WTA the size is intimidating. For guys it's a challenge.

As far as Nadal working to get to the Miami final ..... let's see he didn't play an in shape-uninjured Roddick and Safin did he? No he had to play his home boys Verdasco and Ferrer who he had already been beating on clay, and who wouldn't have any edge in serving. .[/COLOR]

:haha: :haha:

Safin hasn't won a tournament since the AO. He wasn't the best anywhere. You never know what Safin'll show up. Verdasco played two tough matches with Roddick on hard this year, he's capable on the surface. Also there was Ljubicic in the middle.


Expected Winner you seem to have a problem understanding English. I didn't say you said Nadal was best on HC. COLOR]

It's very kind of you to pick on my English. Sure, it's not perfect. In fact, it's the fourth language for me. If you happen to know Russian, Estonian, or Finnish, I'd gladly switch.

How else can I interpret this? :confused:

" ExpectedWinner, winning one or two tournaments on hc doesn't make Nadal the best palyer on hc."
Yes, it seems to be the only thing we are agree with.

Have a nice day. :wavey:

Fergie
08-17-2005, 01:45 PM
Good luck Rogi, please win in 2 sets! ;)

fightclubber
08-17-2005, 03:06 PM
:banana: Good Luck Roger ! :banana:

Stay healthy, enjoy this tourny. :angel: Kick the KIWI out!! :bounce:





well said Nocko!
GO ROGER, GO
GO MY CHAMP, GO

1sun
08-17-2005, 03:10 PM
fuck, star sports isnt showing tennis at the moment, its showing bloody golf

Nocko
08-17-2005, 03:10 PM
Hi, Silvy. Thanks! :wavey:

lsy
08-17-2005, 03:15 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Good luck Nadal!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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oh this is a Rogi's tournament cheering thread? Thought is a Nadal thread :o ;)

:banana: :banana: :banana: Rogi!!! :banana: :banana: :banana:

SUKTUEN
08-17-2005, 03:17 PM
ANDY加油﹗牛牛加油﹗﹗﹗

我昨天在學校教暑期班時,有一個學生不小心用CUTTER 割破了我的手指﹗
之後流血不止﹗急救之後才沒事~!!
我現在的手好痛~~好慘~~ :( :( :( :(

ROGER GO GO GO ~!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

lsy
08-17-2005, 03:19 PM
fuck, star sports isnt showing tennis at the moment, its showing bloody golf

Star sports isn't showing tennis till another 3 hours today.

1sun
08-17-2005, 03:23 PM
Star sports isn't showing tennis till another 3 hours today.
fuck. so not till 2.30 cincy time?

lsy
08-17-2005, 03:28 PM
fuck. so not till 2.30 cincy time?

Actually, I'm not sure which starsports you're getting, but you can check their coverage on the below link :

http://www.espnstar.com/tvtimes/tvtimes_index.jsp

SUKTUEN
08-17-2005, 03:30 PM
Star sports isn't showing tennis till another 3 hours today.

HK Starsport will show the match~!! :D

Shabazza
08-17-2005, 03:31 PM
Star sports isn't showing tennis till another 3 hours today.
damn that means they won't show Roger live :(

1sun
08-17-2005, 03:32 PM
Actually, I'm not sure which starsports you're getting, but you can check their coverage on the below link :

http://www.espnstar.com/tvtimes/tvtimes_index.jsp
cheers

SUKTUEN
08-17-2005, 03:33 PM
damn that means they won't show Roger live :(

Which starsport you watch?

RogiFan88
08-17-2005, 03:34 PM
I'll be lucky to see any of Rogi this week... unless he wins the tournament.

GO, ROGI!!!

Too bad he doesn't play his dbles first to get more matchplay... he'll just have to beat Kiwi in straights.

Shabazza
08-17-2005, 03:35 PM
HK Starsport will show the match~!! :D
Hi SUKTUEN :wavey:
nice for you but wouldn't it be really late in HK like 2 or 3am :confused:

lsy
08-17-2005, 03:35 PM
damn that means they won't show Roger live :(

:wavey: check on the link I gave to 1sun before, as Suktuen said, Starsports HK does show, but not the Starsports SEA. So I'm not sure which Starsports are you guys having...

and since when is everybody all watching starsports? :confused: :lol:

SUKTUEN
08-17-2005, 03:36 PM
Hi SUKTUEN :wavey:
nice for you but wouldn't it be really late in HK like 2 or 3am :confused:

HK is 1 am~ :devil:

oneandonlyhsn
08-17-2005, 03:36 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Good luck Nadal!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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oh this is a Rogi's tournament cheering thread? Thought is a Nadal thread :o ;)

:banana: :banana: :banana: Rogi!!! :banana: :banana: :banana:

;)

Shabazza
08-17-2005, 03:42 PM
:wavey: check on the link I gave to 1sun before, as Suktuen said, Starsports HK does show, but not the Starsports SEA. So I'm not sure which Starsports are you guys having...

and since when is everybody all watching starsports? :confused: :lol:
since you can get via pplive ;)

SUKTUEN
08-17-2005, 03:47 PM
what visa?

lsy
08-17-2005, 03:49 PM
since you can get view pplive ;)

and I actually pay money just to get Starsports on TV? :retard: ;)

;)

:p

SUKTUEN
08-17-2005, 03:50 PM
and I actually pay money just to get Starsports on TV?

yes, starsport is very important to tennis fans~!

ytben
08-17-2005, 03:59 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Good luck Nadal!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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oh this is a Rogi's tournament cheering thread? Thought is a Nadal thread :o ;)

:banana: :banana: :banana: Rogi!!! :banana: :banana: :banana:

:lol: :p You sure have a way to get your points across. I have tried many times to post something about this but cancelled them since I didn't want to offend anyone.

But yeah please, the Nadal talks around here are starting to get annoying :rolleyes:

Anyway to get back to business:

GOOD LUCK IN YOUR SECOND ROUND ROGI! :bounce:
He's better play MUCH better than his 1st rd. Kiefer is a toughie and he is very good in US HC. I remember he had impressive record last year in US HC season.

SUKTUEN
08-17-2005, 05:04 PM
GOD please bless Roger~!!!PLEASE~!!

Stevens Point
08-17-2005, 05:16 PM
Has the match started? My Cincy score board is dead! :( Could anyone update the score??

Nymeria
08-17-2005, 05:17 PM
nope the other match is still on ;) Lleyton did just win, so Rogi'll start soon I think

Nocko
08-17-2005, 05:24 PM
SB is damn! :mad: very slow and sometimes stack.
Well, Lleyton survived. Now Rogi's time!!

:banana: Go Roger Go!! :banana:

RogiFan88
08-17-2005, 05:31 PM
Weirdly I was cheering for Greg...

GO, ROGI!!!!

oneandonlyhsn
08-17-2005, 05:33 PM
I'm glad that Lleyton got through, now allez Rogi, allez :bounce:

janine84
08-17-2005, 05:36 PM
Weirdly I was cheering for Greg...

GO, ROGI!!!!

LOL me 2 ;)

GO ROGI GO

Damn, the live scores aren't working again :(

RogiFan88
08-17-2005, 05:36 PM
GO, ROGI, GO!!!

One of these days we'll get to see his match on TV...

RogiFan88
08-17-2005, 05:37 PM
Someone must be watching his match to keep us up-to-date!

RogiFan88
08-17-2005, 05:37 PM
BTW, if anyone wants to send ROGI their message of support for the USO, pls PM me here! Deadline this Sunday! Thanks! ;)

1sun
08-17-2005, 05:38 PM
roger wastes 3 bps in the first game.pff

Shabazza
08-17-2005, 05:38 PM
wtf Roger had 3 bp 0:40 and suddenly the damn SB says Kiefer won his first service game - why don't show starsports this game :(

Nocko
08-17-2005, 05:39 PM
I have to go to bed soon! it's 2:40am! :o
guys, pls cheer Rogi for me, too. :worship: :worship:
and I cheer him in my dream. :zzz: :wavey:

RogiFan88
08-17-2005, 05:41 PM
Not a great start, Rogi... just take your time and get into it... don't let that Kiwi get the better of you...

oneandonlyhsn
08-17-2005, 05:41 PM
Roger WTF :mad:

Shabazza
08-17-2005, 05:42 PM
edit: forget what i said, there still showing asian soccer :(

1sun
08-17-2005, 05:44 PM
and roger gets fucking broken. serving like shit.10 fucking % first serves. go home roger.

Whistleway
08-17-2005, 05:44 PM
I see starsports, but they showing football?

RogiFan88
08-17-2005, 05:45 PM
I knew that rain w not help... he s have already played his dbles match to get into this dumb tournament...

nobama
08-17-2005, 05:48 PM
Roger does not look sharp at all. He will not win this match unless he steps it up BIG TIME. :(

RogiFan88
08-17-2005, 05:48 PM
Kiwi-Rogi 3-0

janine84
08-17-2005, 05:49 PM
What's going on Rogi!!!! a break already :o

RogiFan88
08-17-2005, 05:49 PM
are you watching this? he's still not into the rythm yet, is he? just great when rafa gives him a gift he s be taking advantage of it... Kiwi? yuk...

janine84
08-17-2005, 05:50 PM
btw, isn't there any channel on livestream which shows Rogi's match??
I know star sports is showing football, but another channel maybe?

lunahielo
08-17-2005, 05:50 PM
C'mon baby..get it together

OK..3-1

RogiFan88
08-17-2005, 05:50 PM
well, Rogi, hold and break him back then...

1sun
08-17-2005, 05:52 PM
Roger does not look sharp at all. He will not win this match unless he steps it up BIG TIME. :(
are you watching the match?

1sun
08-17-2005, 05:53 PM
btw, isn't there any channel on livestream which shows Rogi's match??
I know star sports is showing football, but another channel maybe?
ive bin looking, but cant find any

RogiFan88
08-17-2005, 05:54 PM
so did ROGI break back yet or what??

Minnie
08-17-2005, 05:55 PM
I've just come home from work and can't get the livescores ... can someone tell me what the score is plse - then I'll go and have a cuppa to calm my nerves!

nobama
08-17-2005, 05:55 PM
And the sad thing is it's not like Keifer is playing great tennis. he's not, but Roger's just spraying the errors everywhere and has a hard time making first serve. This is really bad.

janine84
08-17-2005, 05:55 PM
1-4 C'mon Rogi!!! BREAK KIWI

lunahielo
08-17-2005, 05:55 PM
Spraying balls ...K 4-1 :(

Please settle down.
His eye seems off...missing what is usually routine shots for him..

nobama
08-17-2005, 05:55 PM
are you watching the match?Yes, Roger is sucking BIG TIME! :(

1sun
08-17-2005, 05:55 PM
4-1 kiwi. later roger

1sun
08-17-2005, 05:56 PM
Yes, Roger is sucking BIG TIME! :(
shit. are you watching it online?

RogiFan88
08-17-2005, 05:56 PM
Kiwi 4-1 now... just wonderful... all these players who haven't played for weeks are really srtuggling... Rogi, Serena, now JH-H playing now in TO... who else? Kuznetsova lost the 1st set yesterday vs. Anabel Medina Garrigues... but she won in the end by fighting hard. SO that's what ROGI must do -- he has to fight harder than ever and just win it UGLY!

lunahielo
08-17-2005, 05:57 PM
Spotty play.

Better..40 love game
4-2 now
He's changing raquets...

nobama
08-17-2005, 05:57 PM
Finally one decent game where he held at love. But he had Kiefer at 0-40 and then Kiefer won 5 points in a row and then broke Rogi. Blech.

oneandonlyhsn
08-17-2005, 05:59 PM
Rogi plz get your act togther man, the last thing I want is for him to lose to Kiwi :mad:

RogiFan88
08-17-2005, 05:59 PM
Changing racquets? How about changing brains??

janine84
08-17-2005, 05:59 PM
the stats aren't looking good, very low % on serve and second serve not good either

Raise your game ROGI!!

Your right Rogifan88, seems like it's hard to come back on court after a break. A saw those matches you were talking about, let's just hope Rogi will fight back just like they (Kuznetsova e.o.) did...

RogiFan88
08-17-2005, 06:00 PM
losing to Kiwi w be too much... honestly, ROGI, just win this any way you can... boy, I'd hate to be there now altho he needs some vocal support

Billabong
08-17-2005, 06:00 PM
Don't forget Lleyton, who played a terrible first set to come back fighting and winning in 3!!! I'm sure Rogi will find a way to fight back and play well:) GO FED!!

lunahielo
08-17-2005, 06:02 PM
Just hit one of his beautiful cross the court shots~~~
still not in sinc.

5-2 K

Everybody send him some good energy...

janine84
08-17-2005, 06:02 PM
gosh, this is so damn nervewrecking, following the match at the scoreboard :(
Somehow star sports showed every match up untill now, except for this one!! UNBELIEVABLE

oneandonlyhsn
08-17-2005, 06:02 PM
Fed :crying2:

RogiFan88
08-17-2005, 06:03 PM
Is it time for Rogi to break now? I've lost the thread of the match here...

nobama
08-17-2005, 06:03 PM
Patrick McEnroe just said he thinks Roger really didn't practice that much in Dubai. Just because he's not his normal self, he's not hitting the ball cleanly and is making some bonehead mistakes. Just like with the Blake match, I don't think Kiefer is forcing errors out of Roger, Roger just looks really rusty once again. There's no good way to spin this other than three sets is probably good because he needs all the match play he can get.

RogiFan88
08-17-2005, 06:04 PM
5-3 now for Kiwi... so is HE serving for the set or what?? If so, Rogi, break him and thwart him... you don't want to be out there any longer than you need to... just do it now...

Nocko
08-17-2005, 06:04 PM
I can't sleep, Rogi!!
SB dosen't work at all!! so I check the score with 'up date scoreboard' in ATP site. it's really damn but better than nothing.

Well, 3am here!! Rogi, pls find your form!!

lunahielo
08-17-2005, 06:05 PM
His timing is off...He's mad at himself....
OK..maybe he'll break K here....
he's netting too many balls.
OK...he's waking up......maybe ~~~~~~~~~~~
K gave him a gift and it's a break...

He still hasn't founds his rhythm

RogiFan88
08-17-2005, 06:05 PM
PMac.. shut up already... thank God I didn't have to put up w HIM during the Montreal tourney...

oneandonlyhsn
08-17-2005, 06:05 PM
Patrick McEnroe just said he thinks Roger really didn't practice that much in Dubai. Just because he's not his normal self, he's not hitting the ball cleanly and is making some bonehead mistakes. Just like with the Blake match, I don't think Kiefer is forcing errors out of Roger, Roger just looks really rusty once again. There's no good way to spin this other than three sets is probably good because he needs all the match play he can get.

He was too busy having fun with Mirka :fiery:

janine84
08-17-2005, 06:06 PM
This doesn't sound good.........
I hope he'll raise his game SOON!

GO ROGI

RogiFan88
08-17-2005, 06:06 PM
Sorry, I got that score fr somewhere else and I don't know what it really is...

lsy
08-17-2005, 06:06 PM
:scared: Rogi...

COME ON!!!!!! COME ON ROGI!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Hang on and you can win this!

I can't hang on here any longer, it's 2am...pls do cheer really loud for me guys!

Rogi, pls let me wake up with good news...PLLLLSSSSS!!!!!!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

RogiFan88
08-17-2005, 06:07 PM
5-4 Kiwi now I believe... so ROGI, make it the usually dreaded 5-5 but today it w be much desired... GO, ROGI!!!!!!!!

RogiFan88
08-17-2005, 06:08 PM
Rogi, you must do it for poor Nocko who can't sleep for worrying about you...

Stevens Point
08-17-2005, 06:08 PM
5-4 Kiwi now I believe... so ROGI, make it the usually dreaded 5-5 but today it w be much desired... GO, ROGI!!!!!!!!
He broke Kiefer!!? :D

oneandonlyhsn
08-17-2005, 06:09 PM
Whats the score, my SB is stuck

Nocko
08-17-2005, 06:09 PM
:bounce: Hopp Rogi!! :bounce:

oneandonlyhsn
08-17-2005, 06:09 PM
He broke Kiefer!!? :D

not yet, I think

Shabazza
08-17-2005, 06:09 PM
my sB shows 30:40 5:3 it's so damn slow

RogiFan88
08-17-2005, 06:09 PM
I wish I knew without a sb or anything this is frustrating when you want him to win so badly...

oneandonlyhsn
08-17-2005, 06:10 PM
Yes he broke :banana: now plz Rogi start playing the champ you are all this shitty play is just heartbreaking

1sun
08-17-2005, 06:10 PM
thats the shit roger! hold fucking hold. mirk, hows he looking?

RogiFan88
08-17-2005, 06:10 PM
whether he broke or not or has to hold, he better do it, whatever it is he has to do... are you all confused now??!!

nobama
08-17-2005, 06:11 PM
OOh, Roger got lucky, Kiefer choked and gifted him the break. But Roger still looks out of sorts. He just looks really flat and not into the match at all. I'm glad I didn't pay to see this - I'd want my money back! Because Kiefer is playing pretty crappy too.

Shabazza
08-17-2005, 06:11 PM
yeah he broke, where get u your the scores so fast?

oneandonlyhsn
08-17-2005, 06:11 PM
SB says he broke, allez Rogi plz start playing well now

lunahielo
08-17-2005, 06:12 PM
watching it..

OK..hold

Billabong
08-17-2005, 06:12 PM
YEAH Now cmon Rogi you still can win this first set:D! Elevate your level of play now:D! GOOOOOO FEDDDDDDD:banana:!!!!!!!

Billabong
08-17-2005, 06:13 PM
5-4 Kiefer, Rogi will serve.

lunahielo
08-17-2005, 06:13 PM
exploding forehand, now...
C'mon

oneandonlyhsn
08-17-2005, 06:13 PM
I think Roger needs to play New Heaven next week, he will get slaughtered at the US Open if he keeps playing like this.

Shit, now hold Roger plz

Mirkaland :wavey: what channel are you watching the match

Nocko
08-17-2005, 06:13 PM
update SB in ATPsite still show 5-3 :(
Thanks for the good news that Rogi broke back!

:bounce: Hold, Rogi, Hopp, Hopp ! :bounce:

MissMoJo
08-17-2005, 06:14 PM
oh god, sp for kiwi :mad:

lunahielo
08-17-2005, 06:14 PM
K has a set point~~

oneandonlyhsn
08-17-2005, 06:14 PM
Roger :mad: BP down

RogiFan88
08-17-2005, 06:14 PM
Well, he has to, doesn't he? Just win this set now... make it worth our while IF they decide to show this match on TV here... CINCY truly sucks I have to say... never liked it... they s do away w it and replace it w a grass TMS or a S Amer one or another one somewhere else other than in US... honestly... this tourney irritates me every year... exc when Moya and Rafter and Guga won it...

lunahielo
08-17-2005, 06:15 PM
Bad form

K wins first set.....................

lsy
08-17-2005, 06:15 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: He broke back!!!

:banana: COME ON ROGI!!! :banana:

oh no...set point Kiefer :mad:

Shabazza
08-17-2005, 06:15 PM
oh god Kiwi won the first set....

1sun
08-17-2005, 06:15 PM
for fucks sake roger man. u break him and then give it right back for the set.pfff

RogiNie
08-17-2005, 06:15 PM
Roger, what are you doing! :sad:

oneandonlyhsn
08-17-2005, 06:15 PM
Roger I cant believe what a tool you are, he broke and gave Kiwi the gift right back :mad: This is so crazy

Billabong
08-17-2005, 06:16 PM
t-e-r-r-i-b-l-e first set from Fed, I really hope he plays better in the 2nd set, otherwise he'll have almost no preparation for the US Open:sad:!

1sun
08-17-2005, 06:16 PM
I think Roger needs to play New Heaven next week, he will get slaughtered at the US Open if he keeps playing like this.

Shit, now hold Roger plz

Mirkaland :wavey: what channel are you watching the match
definately.

lunahielo
08-17-2005, 06:16 PM
Even watching his horrible playing~~I think he'll raise his game and take the match.

Go Roger!!

RogiFan88
08-17-2005, 06:16 PM
too little too late for that set... now he has to play two more sets to win this nasty match... he better get his act together or Rafa losing the first rd will be meaningless... regroup, ROGI and pronto!

nobama
08-17-2005, 06:17 PM
Roger will lose this match. he can't serve, his ground strokes suck. Shit, I could beat him today. What's really sad is he doesn't look into the match at all. He looks like he'd rather be somewhere else. :sad: There's no energy whatsoever. I wonder what's the matter? And now Kiefer gets to serve 1st again. Boo Roger. :(

lsy
08-17-2005, 06:17 PM
oh gosh Rogi...wtf? :o

I'm really going to bed...

PLS WIN THIS ROGI!!! YOU CAN DO IT!!!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

oneandonlyhsn
08-17-2005, 06:18 PM
:crying2: Why does it have to be Kiwi, I wouldnt have been so hurt if it was Blake

lunahielo
08-17-2005, 06:18 PM
his game is really NOT on. :(

oneandonlyhsn
08-17-2005, 06:18 PM
Roger handing Rafa the #1 spot

nobama
08-17-2005, 06:19 PM
Don't you all agree that he looks like he doesn't want to be there. He's just flat, no energy. He's not even getting mad or giving off the odd growl when he misses a shot.

RogiFan88
08-17-2005, 06:19 PM
when I knew there was rain yesterday, my heart sank cos I knew Rogi w not get in his dbles match before this nasty one...

GET BACK INTO IT, ROGI!!!!!!

Nocko
08-17-2005, 06:19 PM
OMG, pls. find your way.

focus on your serve, forcus on the bigining of the 2nd set!

:bounce: Hopp Rogi! Believe yourself!! :banana:

MissMoJo
08-17-2005, 06:19 PM
ewww...it's so ugly

1sun
08-17-2005, 06:20 PM
i cant fucking believe this shit man. no way is he gonna retain his us title. he'll be lucky to win a match.

RogiFan88
08-17-2005, 06:20 PM
For those of you watching this, who thinks Rogi will be able to overcome whatever is hampering him and WIN it???

lunahielo
08-17-2005, 06:20 PM
I am actually about to cry...he is missing everything.

lunahielo
08-17-2005, 06:21 PM
about to be broken again 30 all

RogiFan88
08-17-2005, 06:21 PM
just as well I don't get any coverage of Rogi then...

lunahielo
08-17-2005, 06:22 PM
OK

1-1

1sun
08-17-2005, 06:22 PM
roger has much trouble holding his serve these days. i dont no why, its not just cincy but every match he plays. he always gets broken.

RogiFan88
08-17-2005, 06:22 PM
I think Rogi is concerned about his feet again and not concentrating on winning this ridiculous match... he knows Kiwi can beat him and he has... in Halle a few yrs ago... he must be strong and get it together NOW!

RogiFan88
08-17-2005, 06:23 PM
too much pressure... it will always be there... that's what the No 1 has to endure every week...

oneandonlyhsn
08-17-2005, 06:24 PM
I think Rogi is concerned about his feet again and not concentrating on winning this ridiculous match... he knows Kiwi can beat him and he has... in Halle a few yrs ago... he must be strong and get it together NOW!

I started a therad on Rogis performance just incase he loses today

1sun
08-17-2005, 06:24 PM
at least nadal lost so he doesnt gain any leadway on roger. but he really needed to take advantage of nadals loss.

Whistleway
08-17-2005, 06:25 PM
hey all, relaxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

MissMoJo
08-17-2005, 06:25 PM
ok...the break, please hold

lunahielo
08-17-2005, 06:25 PM
He broke...

Ok now maybe he'll get it together

oneandonlyhsn
08-17-2005, 06:26 PM
Now plz take 1 of these breaks Rogi, come on

lunahielo
08-17-2005, 06:27 PM
Fed 2-1

Stevens Point
08-17-2005, 06:27 PM
So, now 2-1 for Roger and he is serving? I don't get much info here...

nobama
08-17-2005, 06:27 PM
Well Roger might win this second set because Kiefer isn't looking sharp. But Roger isn't really either. That's the one thing I noticed about the Blake match. I thought Roger would just steamroll Blake in the second set, but he didn't. It's just that Blake got tight at the end. McEnroe and Gilbert I think are shocked at the way Roger's playing because it's so not like him. :sad:

Billabong
08-17-2005, 06:28 PM
For sure Rogi wants to win this match, he knows how important it is for the US Open to prepare well... He has to win matches even while playing badly, and now he leads in the second set so he can still win:D!

oneandonlyhsn
08-17-2005, 06:29 PM
Well Roger might win this second set because Kiefer isn't looking sharp. But Roger isn't really either. That's the one thing I noticed about the Blake match. I thought Roger would just steamroll Blake in the second set, but he didn't. It's just that Blake got tight at the end. McEnroe and Gilbert I think are shocked at the way Roger's playing because it's so not like him. :sad:

They are not the only ones, when he had the injury last year an dcame back he wasnt looking great but he had fight this time around he looks like he would rather be elsewhere

1sun
08-17-2005, 06:29 PM
ok so roger breaks, i give him one more hold untill he gets broken back.

oneandonlyhsn
08-17-2005, 06:29 PM
SB is stuck, whats the score

SUKTUEN
08-17-2005, 06:29 PM
thankyou GOD!!!!!!!!!!! :worship: :worship:

Roger 2-1~!!!!!!!!!!!

oneandonlyhsn
08-17-2005, 06:29 PM
ok so roger breaks, i give him one more hold untill he gets broken back.

Dont jinx him now, plz

lunahielo
08-17-2005, 06:30 PM
He holds.. 3-1 :)

RogiFan88
08-17-2005, 06:30 PM
Well, Rogi had to take his long break to heal his feet and wasn't able to train properly and is sorely missing matchplay... it takes awhile to get back into it... meanwhile these other guys have been playing for at least one week, which is enough to get match tough, so factor these in and voila...

ROGI absolutely must win this set... he cannot go out so early... he has to do it... take advantage of Kiwi's crap play... and he s win it fairly easily too, not in a TB cos that w mean he's still really struggling to win a set...

GO, ROGI!!!!

Nocko
08-17-2005, 06:30 PM
OK, I 'm going to sleep now. I believe you, Rogi. :kiss:

Good Luck! and grab your chance!

:banana: Gooooo Roger Go!! :banana:

Stevens Point
08-17-2005, 06:31 PM
He holds.. 3-1 :)
Good! One more break would be sweet!

Stevens Point
08-17-2005, 06:32 PM
OK, I 'm going to sleep now. I believe you, Rogi. :kiss:

Good Luck! and grab your chance!

:banana: Gooooo Roger Go!! :banana:
I hope you get a good result tomorrow morning! Good night! :angel:

lunahielo
08-17-2005, 06:32 PM
Fed-3
K -2

oneandonlyhsn
08-17-2005, 06:32 PM
Plz get another break, maybe if he gets the double break he will loosen up and play freely

Stevens Point
08-17-2005, 06:32 PM
Star sports' football is just finished. I hope they show his match now.

RogiFan88
08-17-2005, 06:33 PM
Hi Seb! Did you enjoy the Montreal tourney? I had fun even without Rogi altho I truly missed his presence... a little Rafa overload!! ;)

MissMoJo
08-17-2005, 06:33 PM
good god, practically every shot is going long

oneandonlyhsn
08-17-2005, 06:33 PM
That was a very quick hold by Kiwi, plz hold Rogi

nobama
08-17-2005, 06:34 PM
They are not the only ones, when he had the injury last year an dcame back he wasnt looking great but he had fight this time around he looks like he would rather be elsewhereThat's what I've really noticed. He just does not look like he's into the match or cares one way or the other. Which is strange for him. Because usually he has as much fight and determination as anyone. But today it's just like :shrug:

Stevens Point
08-17-2005, 06:35 PM
Roger's match on star sports PPlive!

Nocko
08-17-2005, 06:35 PM
I hope you get a good result tomorrow morning! Good night! :angel:
Thanks, Stevens! :hug: :zzz:

lunahielo
08-17-2005, 06:35 PM
He's picked up his serve
4-2

Stevens Point
08-17-2005, 06:36 PM
Roger's match on star sports PPlive!
Or not!? They just showed it a bit, and now commercials??

TheMightyFed
08-17-2005, 06:36 PM
Roger's match on star sports PPlive!
Thanks mate !!

lunahielo
08-17-2005, 06:38 PM
His energy seems to have returned
also the beautiful shots..(one, at least)

break him again!!

1sun
08-17-2005, 06:40 PM
rogers on star sports now!!

Billabong
08-17-2005, 06:41 PM
Hi Seb! Did you enjoy the Montreal tourney? I had fun even without Rogi altho I truly missed his presence... a little Rafa overload!! ;)

Hiya:) yeah I had a lot of fun:) also disappointed that Rafael won, everyone in Mtl were badly rooting for Andre, and I'm sick of Rafael's reactions when he wins good points:(! I just can't stand this behavior on the court... His game is absolutely awesome, in real it's even more fantastic, but his reactions on the court were really getting on my nerves (and I'm not the only one)!

oneandonlyhsn
08-17-2005, 06:42 PM
Roger's match on star sports PPlive!

Thanks get the double break Rogi, allez

SUKTUEN
08-17-2005, 06:42 PM
COME ON ROGER~!!!!!!!!!!!

Whistleway
08-17-2005, 06:43 PM
Ad Kiwi

lunahielo
08-17-2005, 06:43 PM
Just take this set..then *be Roger* again.

oneandonlyhsn
08-17-2005, 06:44 PM
Commentators say that Roger is enjoying himself :rolleyes: really ??

nobama
08-17-2005, 06:44 PM
Kiefer holds. This wouldn't bother me so much if Roger's opponent was playing out of his mind, but Kiefer is just playing average. And Roger's just....blech.

oneandonlyhsn
08-17-2005, 06:44 PM
Ughhh, Roger now hold your serve plz :scared:

Whistleway
08-17-2005, 06:45 PM
4-3

TheMightyFed
08-17-2005, 06:46 PM
Roger seems weak physically, and he's very defensive, he doesn't try to dictate the game from the baseline... :rolleyes:

oneandonlyhsn
08-17-2005, 06:47 PM
Come on Rogi, get the insurance break

SUKTUEN
08-17-2005, 06:48 PM
GOD~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :worship: :worship:
PLEASE GIVE Roger power~!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :eek:

GOD~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!PLEASE~ :worship: :worship: :worship:

nobama
08-17-2005, 06:48 PM
Roger's dictating anything in this match. :lol: He's like the guy that shows up to work just to collect a paycheck. He doesn't seem like he cares if he wins or loses today. And that's not like Roger. I wonder if something's up or bothering him? Unless he's just frustrated that he's not finding his grove?

oneandonlyhsn
08-17-2005, 06:50 PM
Hopp Rogi

1sun
08-17-2005, 06:50 PM
rogers cut his errors down this set, but still playing shite

oneandonlyhsn
08-17-2005, 06:52 PM
I'm watching the match and its the errors from Kiwi that are keeping Rogi in this, his timing is so off

Whistleway
08-17-2005, 06:53 PM
Next one out here badmouthing abt roger, gets a spank !!

Billabong
08-17-2005, 06:53 PM
Cmon Fed keep it up!! Raise your level:)!

oneandonlyhsn
08-17-2005, 06:54 PM
Roger serving for the set :scared: allez Roger plz hold

nobama
08-17-2005, 06:54 PM
How much do you want to bet Rog gets broken here.

TheMightyFed
08-17-2005, 06:54 PM
He's not showing fire, Come on Rog :wavey:

SUKTUEN
08-17-2005, 06:56 PM
GOD PLEASE GIVE Roger power~!!!!!!!!!!!! :eek: :worship: :worship:

oneandonlyhsn
08-17-2005, 06:57 PM
How much do you want to bet Rog gets broken here.

Dont say that, allez Rogi fight

MissMoJo
08-17-2005, 06:57 PM
Now take the 3rd! :bounce:

1sun
08-17-2005, 06:57 PM
lol. roger you seriously need to hit the practise courts.

1sun
08-17-2005, 06:58 PM
How much do you want to bet Rog gets broken here.
a million bucks

nobama
08-17-2005, 06:58 PM
Phew. At least he held. But I don't think he's raised his game that much. Just his serve really, and Kiefer not playing to sharp. Hopefully he can pick it up in the thrid set. But I think PMac, Brad and Cliff are a bit dumbfounded. They don't quite know how to explain it.

oneandonlyhsn
08-17-2005, 06:59 PM
Something is wrong def, his 1serve is mainly at 113 mph, but he has no firepower or anything

lunahielo
08-17-2005, 06:59 PM
C'mon babe..take this set and you'll be ok...
You can do it!!

You are coming back.

RogiNie
08-17-2005, 06:59 PM
you'd better win the third set roger!

Skyward
08-17-2005, 06:59 PM
a million bucks


:haha:

Stevens Point
08-17-2005, 07:00 PM
Come on, Roger!!!! Take the final set!!!!!!!!!!

1sun
08-17-2005, 07:01 PM
1 set all but im really not confident at all. i think hes gonna lose. at least it wont be straight sets lose.

SUKTUEN
08-17-2005, 07:01 PM
thanyou MY LORD~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

oneandonlyhsn
08-17-2005, 07:02 PM
Come on Rogi, break him, allez

1sun
08-17-2005, 07:03 PM
mirkaland, ill send you the check in the mail.

oneandonlyhsn
08-17-2005, 07:03 PM
Plz God give Roger the mental and physical strength to win this match

SUKTUEN
08-17-2005, 07:04 PM
Plz God give Roger the mental and physical strength to win this match

GODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

oneandonlyhsn
08-17-2005, 07:05 PM
Boo bad call for ROger like he needs those

MissMoJo
08-17-2005, 07:05 PM
Yay! he breaks!

SUKTUEN
08-17-2005, 07:06 PM
COME ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!

oneandonlyhsn
08-17-2005, 07:07 PM
Roger I love you, now plz hold

oneandonlyhsn
08-17-2005, 07:07 PM
Noooo hold Roge plz

MissMoJo
08-17-2005, 07:08 PM
:(

RogiNie
08-17-2005, 07:08 PM
hold! :mad:

oneandonlyhsn
08-17-2005, 07:08 PM
Roger WTF are you doing man :mad:

RogiFan88
08-17-2005, 07:09 PM
Watching Myskina on TV now... DAVAI, NASTYA!!! GO, ROGI!!!

MissMoJo
08-17-2005, 07:09 PM
:rolleyes: broken

oneandonlyhsn
08-17-2005, 07:09 PM
Shit shit, double shit

1sun
08-17-2005, 07:09 PM
plz roger just take this match

nobama
08-17-2005, 07:10 PM
Thanks for gifting a game to Kiefer, Rog. :retard: I think you need to just go home and have a long think.

SUKTUEN
08-17-2005, 07:10 PM
GODDDDDDDDDDDDD PLEASE~!

RogiNie
08-17-2005, 07:10 PM
Roger :fiery:

RogiFan88
08-17-2005, 07:10 PM
now what???

oneandonlyhsn
08-17-2005, 07:11 PM
Roger I didnt realize that this was Christmas for petes sake :rolleyes: fight dammit, fight

Shabazza
08-17-2005, 07:11 PM
break and rebreak wtf is roger doing :(

RogiFan88
08-17-2005, 07:13 PM
why break and get broken back... doesn't make sense... really, ROGI... I hope they don't show this match... I want to see... Gonzalez instead... he lost the first set vs. Nalby who always beats him then he got into it and won the match... VAMOS, FENA!!!!!!!!

oneandonlyhsn
08-17-2005, 07:13 PM
Plz take the break Roger, allez

MissMoJo
08-17-2005, 07:13 PM
gets the break back, now hold already!

lunahielo
08-17-2005, 07:14 PM
He's gonna win...sloppy play, errors and all...