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Roge on Letterman Late Show TRANSCRIBE INTERVIE posted

R.Federer
09-11-2005, 05:51 PM
Reminder!!!!


Winner of USO to be the second guest (after Dr. Phil :lol: ) tomorrow (MONDAY 9/12) night!

11:30pm EST
www.cbs.com/lateshow


Roge we WILL see you there in your fancy Prada clothes ;)

Congratulations you genius tennisman!!!! :worship:

R.Federer
09-11-2005, 06:45 PM
People : I originally post TONIGHT. Not tonight!!!! the late show is never shown on Sunday. It is on Monday but I was confused because the website already says "Tonight".

IT IS ON MONDAY 9/12, at 11:30pm EST. Second guest

1sun
09-11-2005, 07:24 PM
hopefuly its roger

lunahielo
09-11-2005, 11:25 PM
Don't forget to watch Roger on Monday night's Letterman. :)

R.Federer
09-11-2005, 11:41 PM
In case I forget, if you can bump this again tomorrow (monday) afternoon LUNA, then hopefully no one will miss

PamV
09-12-2005, 12:09 AM
People : I originally post TONIGHT. Not tonight!!!! the late show is never shown on Sunday. It is on Monday but I was confused because the website already says "Tonight".

IT IS ON MONDAY 9/12, at 11:30pm EST. Second guest

Thanks. This will be a treat. I just hope they interview Roger well and that the rest of the country gets to know the Roger we love.

makro120
09-12-2005, 12:10 AM
Great, I wonder when that will be in Sweden? I never watch Letterman, so how much delayed do we get him?

Oriental_Rain
09-12-2005, 03:06 AM
danggg we dont have letterman here. oh well, sure its gonna be fun. David is the man with the wit and humor. :D

RogiFan88
09-12-2005, 03:10 AM
Fed fans in North America, check out the CBS Morning News tomorrow too just in case...cos he was on last year as well as on Regis and Kelly. ;)

babsi
09-12-2005, 07:03 AM
Dave is along time fave of mine :)
I watch every single show - when I still could,while living in the Staates :)
He knows a lot about tennis and used to play it,himself - It will be a great interview,no doubt!

RogiFan88
09-12-2005, 04:11 PM
so far no ROGI on morning shows... checked them all

but perhaps on CHARLIE ROSE PBS 1.30pm - 2.30pm [in Toronto EST anyway -- our shows are one day late]

check out the site for future guests or just check out the show daily... if I see him on, I'll try to post asap!

any other news, etc.??

1sun
09-12-2005, 04:13 PM
could any one provide a transcript of the show when its done please, we dont have letterman or whoeva he is in london

babsi
09-12-2005, 05:36 PM
Letīs hope he says something real funny or real stupid,ok better not stupid - then he will be on the "Highlights" on the "Late Show with Daivid Letterman" homepage for all to watch.But donīt hold your breath Dr.Phil is hard to beat,when is comes down to a snippy remark.
I donīt know where to get a transcriped,but one staffer does a thing called " The Wahoo Cazette" (itīs on the left side of the homepage,allways acomponied with a smale picture).It is an lose summery of the show - not a word by word transcript.

R.Federer
09-12-2005, 08:32 PM
Reminder!!!! Tonight

Also: if anyone notice, ATP make a special homepage for Roge (I think only player to get one. called "Federer Sitelet")

www.atpttennis.com/federer

MissMoJo
09-12-2005, 08:49 PM
I think i read somewhere that agassi will be on with him. If that's the case, i hope roger will still get a fair amount of dave's attention

babsi
09-13-2005, 07:23 AM
Itīs Dr.Phil on the "Highlights" - but I allready knew that,he allways is :(

Summery of the show is not up,yet.

R.Federer
09-13-2005, 12:42 PM
could any one provide a transcript of the show when its done please, we dont have letterman or whoeva he is in london
I will do it today
It was very nice. Roge is dressed in very splendid clothes, and he answered very well, audience gets engaged and laughs a lot. Letterman asks quite nice quesitons not making fun or anything, LOT of compliments for Roge

oneandonlyhsn
09-13-2005, 12:46 PM
I will do it today
It was very nice. Roge is dressed in very splendid clothes, and he answered very well, audience gets engaged and laughs a lot. Letterman asks quite nice quesitons not making fun or anything, LOT of compliments for Roge

Thanks mate, I dont get Letterman anymore just Leno :sad:

R.Federer
09-13-2005, 01:32 PM
Clip of Roge on MatchPoint.
Thank you very much. Our next guest won his second consecutive US Open Grand Slam. Please welcome your 2005 tennis champion [show clip holding trophy] Roger Federer, ladies and gentlemen.

Welcome to the program. Congratulations you have an amazing career, you are 24 years old is that correct? and tennis we know you have to start very early how young were you when you start?

As soon as I could hold a rqcket since I could hold a racket, 2 -3 year old

Your folks play tennis?
Uhm, a little bit. You know on weekend, they would go grill sausages :) and i would run around on soccer fields and play tennis against
the wall.

You're from Switzerland, is that correct, so why did you not play soccer as game of choice instead of tennis?

I played everything you know, everything, table tennis, I liked racket sports, especially ball sports, I was always very coordinated Then at 12 years old I had to make a choice you know soccer or tennis.

And did it get to a point where you were knocking balls against the doors and drivig your folks crazy? Knocking tennis balls against the house or whatever you did?

Oh yes that happened too (audience laugh), against the grandmother's garage door, the cupboard of my parents and my sister's. My parents and sister were sometimes a little angry I think but I think they understood

Oh yeah, I'm sure they "get it" now huh?
(Laughs) Yeah they get it now (audience laughs).

Just a tremendous career and people of course are now falling all over themselves to say likely, nyou could likely become the greatest player of all time (BIG ROUND OF APPLAUSE CUTS OFF DAVID; Roger makes "I dont know" face :) ). Now, now that would make me nervous if people were saying that about me, .. Why do they say this about you? . Lets see, you have accomplished, you have won 6 grand slams thats a great accomplishment, Pete Sampras won what was it 14? So you still have a great chance of surprassing that. What about this notion about being the greatest of all time, what doese this do to you ?

Well I was always considered I was one of the bigger talents, I was here you know for instance in USO Junior in 1998 in the final. So I was number 1 junior in the world and they always said could have great future. But never to this point did i think i could dominate the sport, you know, then now last 2-3 years I have been in the driver's seat winning 6 out of 10 GS, its been very dominant and all of a sudden they start saying greatest ever. Im still far away, I dont know, my career is only half way


John was here a few weeks ago before tournament and he said you could be the greatest ever, and he alluded to it and if you are getting praise from someone like John Macenroe there must be something going on here!!
(Audience laugh)

Roge laugh: Yeah.... John....

You also had some er, behavior problems no with your game early on no?
Yes, we were quite similar and. ... now we are suddenly so different!

What would you do when you were playing a match? You would lose your temper?
Yeah I was very bad. I wish you couldhave some footage because I was pretty good at throwing rackets, comments every point, I dont know, Iust couldn't help myself.

It ws anger was directed towards yourself?
Yes, towards my self never towards fans or umpires. But there was one time I played Marat Safin, he was also a winner here few years ago, about my age and has also had a very good career so far. He is also knows for his temper and breaking rackets. One time in Rome, we did all this crazy stuff, throwing rackets and after the match I go to the locker room and they show the highlights of the match and that was just basically showing you know who is throwing racket better (audience laugh). At that poit I thought this is not why I am on the court. It was close, 7-6 in the third and I won but at this moment I said I have to change.

When you saw your behavior that was a changing point?
Yeaah, it was embarrassing for me to be on center court. Sometimse you get booed you know, they dont like to see, sometimes they want to see. I can! (show temper) but I have to pay fines and I have no mood to do that. (laughter)

What was it like, playing agasinst Andre Agassi, because I think he was a sentimental favorite in the final certainly... did you sense that?
Ha, yes, a little bit (audience laugh) No, I thought the crowd would be behind him you know, but maybe not THAT much (laugh) but the way he made it to Finale, playing those incredible matches, beating Blake 76 in the fifth, it is an incredible accomplishment. For me this is the most memorbabl one, you know he is the one of the last living legends still playing in the game.

And do you see yourself playing 10 years from now?
It is causing us problems, you know!! We thought we could retire at 31 32 now, its 35, 35. We will see... (audience appreciate)

And in tennis there is no off season, is that right, you basicaly play 12 months. What are you doing now?
Yes, the season is from January-November, only one month off, you can have 2 weeks vacation, 2.5 weeks prepararation, or that is my schedule anyway.
Now I am going back to Switzerland we have some tourmanetes there, then Asia, then coming back for indoor championships, then we have world championship in Shanghai where I am also the defending champion so I hope I can do it again.

When you are in Switzerland, are people talking about me?
(Roge a bit unexpected question) Er, Yeah! [laughter]

Have you heard anything?
Er, we dont have CBS so not that much.

My name doenst really come up??
Dont worry... they know you!

Could you mention me when you're there?
Oh yeah, sure. Sports show, talk show?

Just you know, at dinner!
Sure! [laughter]

[David Lettermann pulls out Roge trophy]

This is the loveliest trophy in all of sports. The USO champion 2005. And you name goes right below... your name, from last year. So you win Wimbledon thee times, USO consecutive twice and Australian Open.

Yes, last year.

Congratulations, have a great career. Roger Federer, ladies and gentlemen.

Thankyou.

R.Federer
09-13-2005, 01:42 PM
Oh one more thing.

After Roge leave the show, Letterman said "You know what Roge told me? If he keeps winning likethis, he will add another "ER" to his name"

Then the musician asks what does that mean?

Letterman says "Well, he has one "ER" in RogER, and two in FedERER" and he will become FedERERER if he continues to win like this" :lol:

Yasmine
09-13-2005, 01:48 PM
Is there anywhere there is a video of the show? :angel: (unless I'm blind and I missed the link somewhere here?:p)

Mrs. B
09-13-2005, 01:50 PM
if i was Mirka i rather have booked him for Jay Leno. :p

sorry, to me it sounds like Roger is just another guest to fill in Letterman's show to get ratings, and he doesn't know which country Roger comes from? he doesn't seem to know much about tennis, either.

fightclubber
09-13-2005, 02:02 PM
tHANKS A LOT
FOR THE ONES THAT DO NOT HAVE THE SHOW.... ITS GREAT TO READ IT
THANKS
SILVY

1sun
09-13-2005, 02:24 PM
thanks verymuch R.Federer

babsi
09-13-2005, 02:52 PM
if i was Mirka i rather have booked him for Jay Leno. :p

sorry, to me it sounds like Roger is just another guest to fill in Letterman's show to get ratings, and he doesn't know which country Roger comes from? he doesn't seem to know much about tennis, either.

This one time you got it wrong - Leno is a nicey,nice person - in other words an butt kisser :( (I canīt stand the guy - he is a fake)

Dave knows exactly where he comes from and he knows alot about tennis,because he played it himself.The whole point in asking those "stupied questions" is to make an unexperiensed guest feel at easy,answering those questions and for the audiens to learn more - because lets face it most of them know nothing about Roger or tennis.

babsi
09-13-2005, 02:56 PM
Thank you,R.Federer - somehow I missed your coming here - so,Hi :) nice to have you here,beeing that useful :)

PaulieM
09-13-2005, 04:38 PM
if i was Mirka i rather have booked him for Jay Leno. :p

sorry, to me it sounds like Roger is just another guest to fill in Letterman's show to get ratings, and he doesn't know which country Roger comes from? he doesn't seem to know much about tennis, either.
someone said the reason the winner is always on letterman has something to do with the fact that cbs has the rights to uso final coverage and that's why they go on cbs' late show. :) i prefer leno too

MissMoJo
09-13-2005, 07:29 PM
And dave is conveniently in new york, he'd have to travel to California to be on leno

oneandonlyhsn
09-13-2005, 07:47 PM
Thanks R.Federer for the transcript, I wish I had seen it. He must have looked amazing. Dave knows a lot about tennis so in a way its good that it was with him

avocadoe
09-13-2005, 09:35 PM
I watched it and roger looked fabulous, so sleek and handsome. He is a good deal taller than Dave but the chairs make Dave look taller and the guests smaller. Roger was genuine and amused and pleasantly amusing. All in all a treat to get to see him doing anything, breathing etc :) The show is pretty stupid but Dr. Phil and Dave had a couple of laughables :) I loved Roger saying Agasi is ruining it for everyone else inferring they will look bad if they retire short of 35 plus, lol. He was also very adorable as he described how he used to hit balls against the door and cabinets at his home :) Wish the whole show had been Roger :worship:

PaulieM
09-13-2005, 10:27 PM
Wish the whole show had been Roger :worship:
don't we all...:hearts:

Fergie
09-14-2005, 01:54 AM
Thanks for the transcript! :yeah:

SUKTUEN
09-14-2005, 10:02 AM
thanks

yanchr
09-14-2005, 04:14 PM
Huge thanks to you R.Federer :bounce: I wish I could see it, but...

You did such a great job :worship: Roger, so cute ;)

Sally Brown
09-14-2005, 06:39 PM
Hi, newbie here !!! :)

I have seen the show here in Italy [god bless Skytv :worship: ].
Roger was so adorable and sweet :hug: I love him :angel:

PamV
09-14-2005, 09:53 PM
if i was Mirka i rather have booked him for Jay Leno. :p

sorry, to me it sounds like Roger is just another guest to fill in Letterman's show to get ratings, and he doesn't know which country Roger comes from? he doesn't seem to know much about tennis, either.

I totally agree. To me Letterman seems totally corny and boring and he didn't really bring any spark to the interview. Leno would have had Roger do some crazy tennis hitting competition on stage. He would have brought out more humor in Roger. Letterman just asked the same old tired questions Roger has been asked a million times.

oneandonlyhsn
09-14-2005, 10:31 PM
Hi, newbie here !!! :)

I have seen the show here in Italy [god bless Skytv :worship: ].
Roger was so adorable and sweet :hug: I love him :angel:

:wavey: Hey sweetie welcome here

lunahielo
09-15-2005, 02:30 AM
Welcome, Sally Brown.
yanchr
I love your avatar... :hug:

babsi
09-15-2005, 09:53 AM
I totally agree. To me Letterman seems totally corny and boring and he didn't really bring any spark to the interview. Leno would have had Roger do some crazy tennis hitting competition on stage. He would have brought out more humor in Roger. Letterman just asked the same old tired questions Roger has been asked a million times.
Yes - he would have managed,to let Roger look like a fool - I give you that!

Leno goes even so far,as to explaine his own,easy accessible, monologe jokes - thatīs just stopping short,of wearing a sign around his neck,reading "I know you are stupied" :eek:

nobama
09-15-2005, 11:22 AM
I totally agree. To me Letterman seems totally corny and boring and he didn't really bring any spark to the interview. Leno would have had Roger do some crazy tennis hitting competition on stage. He would have brought out more humor in Roger. Letterman just asked the same old tired questions Roger has been asked a million times.I'm glad Letterman didn't have Roger doing some stupid trick...or like everybody did last year, bring out the ping pong table. And being that Leno is tapped in Los Angeles, I don't think Roger would ever be on his show. I didn't mind him on Letterman, it was just how I expected it to be. I'm not sure what more people were expecting. Dave doesn't know Roger at all, so there wouldn't be much joking around like he does with other guests who are on his show more frequently.

yanchr
09-15-2005, 02:22 PM
Welcome, Sally Brown.
yanchr
I love your avatar... :hug:
Thank you :hug: BTW, I hate your avatar :fiery: No... ;) :p

babsi
09-15-2005, 03:04 PM
I'm glad Letterman didn't have Roger doing some stupid trick...or like everybody did last year, bring out the ping pong table. And being that Leno is tapped in Los Angeles, I don't think Roger would ever be on his show. I didn't mind him on Letterman, it was just how I expected it to be. I'm not sure what more people were expecting. Dave doesn't know Roger at all, so there wouldn't be much joking around like he does with other guests who are on his show more frequently.
Thank you,mirkaland for bringing some reason in here - I can be pretty petty when it comes to Dave,because I respect him so much - you know the first ten minutes,when he went on the air after 9/11 - if you watched and heared what he said,you canīt help,but worship the guy :worship:

Anyways,sorry for beeing petty :(

SUKTUEN
09-16-2005, 09:29 AM
I will record the show in DVD in Sat~!!!