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Nathy
09-12-2005, 11:34 AM
Okay guys, since this is the next event on Roger's schedule (and that some of us are going to it), let's start the Davis Cup Thread (will be for every DC Tie...)

From the 23rd to the 25th August, Switzerland will meet Great Britain in Geneva, on clay.

The Swiss Team is likely to be: Roger Federer, Stanislas Wawrinka, George Bastl & Yves Allegro (5th player: Michael Lammer)

The Great Britain Team is likely to be: Andy Murray, Greg Rusedski, Sherwood.. that's all I know so if someone knows more, feel free to add

ste
09-12-2005, 07:49 PM
thanks Nathy :hug:

and something for all the supporters of our team:

If you're interested in leaving a message for the famous Red enveloppe please don't hesitate and do it:

here is my mailadress where you have to send it till 22nd September till 7 pm Swiss time!! steffi_w@hotmail.com
I am collecting them and hand it out to our team during these 3 days hopefully Friday already...!!!

so write whatever you wanna say them...and don't forget it is an important tie... they have to win otherwise they won't play in the world group anymore!!

Nathy
09-12-2005, 07:58 PM
thanks Nathy :hug:

and something for all the supporters of our team:

If you're interested in leaving a message for the famous Red enveloppe please don't hesitate and do it:

here is my mailadress where you have to send it till 22nd September till 7 pm Swiss time!!
I am collecting them and hand it out to our team during these 3 days hopefully Friday already...!!!

so write whatever you wanna say them...and don't forget it is an important tie... they have to win otherwise they won't play in the world group anymore!!

Hmm read my message in the YvoFan thread :p

What about putting your mail address in the message too ;) ?

tschaeggy
09-12-2005, 08:43 PM
yes, ste, where is your email adress? ;-)

ste
09-12-2005, 09:02 PM
Hmm read my message in the YvoFan thread :p

What about putting your mail address in the message too ;) ?

sorry I am a bit tired it seems...:p

1sun
09-13-2005, 02:35 PM
go roger, crush us brits!!

Puschkin
09-13-2005, 02:47 PM
go roger, crush us brits!!

They will :) . Even fabulous Austria managed that last year ;)

oneandonlyhsn
09-13-2005, 07:48 PM
go roger, crush us brits!!

:rolls: Where is your sense of patriotism :p

Go Roger go, good luck

Fergie
09-14-2005, 01:16 AM
Go Rogi and Swiss team!!! :bounce:

RogiFan88
09-14-2005, 01:35 AM
I shall email you my message soon! ;)

ste
09-14-2005, 06:07 AM
I shall email you my message soon! ;)

Yay :bounce:

btw. your avy is cool!! :)

SUKTUEN
09-14-2005, 09:50 AM
Go Roger~!

1sun
09-14-2005, 04:30 PM
:rolls: Where is your sense of patriotism :p

Go Roger go, good luck
i have none when it comes to tennis. roger is my only passion :p

Doris Loeffel
09-14-2005, 07:11 PM
Hoooopppp Schwwwiiiizzzzz

Looking forward to it!!

Stevens Point
09-14-2005, 10:41 PM
Hooopppp Roger hoooppppp Schwiiiiiiiiiiiiz!!!!!!!!!!!

http://a.blick.ch/img/gen/2/U/HB2Uapu8_Pxgen_r_420xA.jpg

ste
09-15-2005, 05:54 AM
this pic you found at the Blick site right Steven?? ;)

mezu
09-15-2005, 08:35 AM
I hope Her Majesty The Queen forgives my betrayal but.....

Go Switzerland! :banana:

Stevens Point
09-15-2005, 10:28 AM
this pic you found at the Blick site right Steven?? ;)
Ja sicher!! ;)

ste
09-15-2005, 02:17 PM
I hope Her Majesty The Queen forgives my betrayal but.....

Go Switzerland! :banana:

she will:angel:

RogiFan88
09-15-2005, 03:51 PM
Hooopppp Roger hoooppppp Schwiiiiiiiiiiiiz!!!!!!!!!!!

http://a.blick.ch/img/gen/2/U/HB2Uapu8_Pxgen_r_420xA.jpg

...so THAT's what you look like! :p

Stevens Point
09-15-2005, 08:03 PM
...so THAT's what you look like! :p
Hopefully I want to look like THAT on that weekend!! :devil:

Mrs. B
09-15-2005, 08:44 PM
lol, at last year's Davis Cup in Lausanne i wore a straw hat with a big Emmentaler cheese (plastic) on top. :lol:

Stevens Point
09-15-2005, 08:46 PM
lol, at last year's Davis Cup in Lausanne i wore a straw hat with a big Emmentaler cheese (plastic) on top. :lol:
OH, I might have seen you on TV!! :worship:

Mrs. B
09-15-2005, 08:52 PM
OH, I might have seen you on TV!! :worship:

:eek:

the Swiss-French didn't really like the Emmentaler on my head, but i did make some people laugh. :lol:

ste
09-15-2005, 08:53 PM
:eek:

the Swiss-French didn't really like the Emmentaler on my head, but i did make some people laugh. :lol:

the hat was great :yeah:

Mrs. B
09-15-2005, 09:04 PM
the hat was great :yeah:

and still have it. wanna borrow? :lol:

Stevens Point
09-15-2005, 09:12 PM
:eek:

the Swiss-French didn't really like the Emmentaler on my head, but i did make some people laugh. :lol:
By the way, I saw the Haco factory from the train on the way to Interlaken and Brig this summer!! Are you working there?? :)

Mrs. B
09-15-2005, 09:31 PM
By the way, I saw the Haco factory from the train on the way to Interlaken and Brig this summer!! Are you working there?? :)

nope. but i live in the same Gemeinde where it is.

fightclubber
09-15-2005, 09:49 PM
Thanks Nathy for this thread.
Go Roger, Go Yves, Go Stan! GO SWITZERLAND!!!!!!!!!!!!
;)

SUKTUEN
09-16-2005, 09:24 AM
Go Roger~!!!! :crazy: :banana: :banana:

Go Swiss~~!!!! :woohoo:

Go Mrs.B ~!!! :bounce:

Go Steven~~!!!! :devil:

avocadoe
09-16-2005, 12:31 PM
go suisse team, hopp, fight, win :)

ste
09-16-2005, 12:39 PM
and still have it. wanna borrow? :lol:

no thanks :lol: will wear all my other swiss stuff...:)

Mrs. B
09-16-2005, 01:14 PM
next time i'll just put in on top of a long stick and sway it everytime the Swiss make a point! :lol:

tschaeggy
09-16-2005, 02:04 PM
Mrs. B. do you come to Geneva too??

And how about Basel in Oktober? Shall we meet again?

Mrs. B
09-16-2005, 02:15 PM
Hoi, tschaeggy, i can't make it to Genf cuz i'll be in Sardinia ;)

i'll be in Basel for the semis. would love to see you again. :)

babsi
09-16-2005, 02:51 PM
HOPP,SWISS - time to make some plum pudding :)

Nocko
09-16-2005, 03:34 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo:
:banana: :crazy: HOPP SCHWEIZ!!! :banana: :banana:
:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

Stevens Point
09-16-2005, 05:12 PM
Go Roger~!!!! :crazy: :banana: :banana:

Go Swiss~~!!!! :woohoo:

Go Mrs.B ~!!! :bounce:

Go Steven~~!!!! :devil:
Go Suktuen~~!!!! :devil:

ste
09-16-2005, 05:25 PM
next time i'll just put in on top of a long stick and sway it everytime the Swiss make a point! :lol:
:rolls:

SUKTUEN
09-17-2005, 05:43 AM
Go Suktuen~~!!!! :devil:

Where you need me to go ? :devil:

babsi
09-17-2005, 10:37 AM
Is there a chance the event might be televised,to be seen in the whole of Europe - maybe EUROSPORT,because the British are about to get spanked?

tschaeggy
09-17-2005, 10:41 AM
Hoi, tschaeggy, i can't make it to Genf cuz i'll be in Sardinia ;)

i'll be in Basel for the semis. would love to see you again. :)


oh, Sardinia, nice :) enjoy it, so we will cheer for you too in Geneva!

I got tickets for the semis too, after this we are going all together (from rf.com) to have dinner, you come with us too?? please, would be great!

RogiNie
09-17-2005, 11:04 AM
Is there a chance the event might be televised,to be seen in the whole of Europe - maybe EUROSPORT,because the British are about to get spanked?

Eurosport won't show it.. only BBC will..

Mrs. B
09-17-2005, 12:02 PM
oh, Sardinia, nice :) enjoy it, so we will cheer for you too in Geneva!
Thanks! :) remember i shouted Roger's name last year during the finals in Basel? and it was Novak and Nalbandian playing! :lol:

I got tickets for the semis too, after this we are going all together (from rf.com) to have dinner, you come with us too?? please, would be great!
sounds good. i'll give you a call about this. ;)

SUKTUEN
09-17-2005, 12:37 PM
I think Roger do not afraid any British

babsi
09-17-2005, 01:23 PM
[QUOTE=RogiNie]Eurosport won't show it.. only BBC will..[/QUOTE
Thanks for the info RogiNie :) - no BBC at our house,though :(

SUKTUEN
09-17-2005, 01:29 PM
I can' t see the match

Stevens Point
09-17-2005, 01:35 PM
When they are available, I will post the video links of the highlights and so on as I did for US Open and in other tournaments, so you will be able to see some parts of the matches (if the videos are available...)

SUKTUEN
09-17-2005, 01:36 PM
steven~~when will I get the DVD?

Stevens Point
09-17-2005, 02:26 PM
steven~~when will I get the DVD?
When did I send it to you? On Wednesday? So, I guess you will get it sometime next week! :)

SUKTUEN
09-17-2005, 03:02 PM
When did I send it to you? On Wednesday? So, I guess you will get it sometime next week! :)

next week I need go to work, may be I need to go to post office for get the DVD :(

RogiFan88
09-17-2005, 06:31 PM
I think Roger do not afraid any British

Not even Andy Murray who trained on clay in Barcelona??

bavaria100
09-17-2005, 07:19 PM
Well, it could´ve been an easier tie, but I think that Switzerland should be able to stay in the world group.

Stevens Point
09-17-2005, 10:50 PM
next week I need go to work, may be I need to go to post office for get the DVD :(
I think the package is small enough to fit in your mailbox??

SUKTUEN
09-18-2005, 09:36 AM
ok~~I will get it

emile32
09-18-2005, 10:21 PM
Andy murray trains in Barcelona but i think clay is his worst surface. He has a very good serve and a decent forehand and a mediocure backhand. His speed around the court isn't great and his stamina is awefull. His game is made for fast surfaces such as hardcourt/fast indoor, so I think it was wise from the Swiss to choose clay indoors as surface. Also because rusedski sucks at clay and it is wawrinka best surface. I think the swiss will win 4-1 or mayby even 5-0.

Minnie
09-18-2005, 10:37 PM
I thought Andy Murray has said that clay is his best surface ... though I've never seen him play on it. I also think his stamina is improving all the time. I've no idea who will be playing who in the tie - I was rather hoping Murray would be up against Roger - just for the experience (some would say the experience of being wiped off the court!!). But I've heard that probably isn't going to happen. Anyway, I'm taking the day off work as the BBC are showing 6 hours of tennis on Friday afternoon. But this is one occasion when I won't be on Roger's side - with apologies to all his other fans here - and to Roger, though I know he'd perfectly understand! I don't expect GB to win but will have fun with friends at our house yelling at the TV! Good luck to the 2 teams - hope we get some good tennis.

SUKTUEN
09-19-2005, 05:26 AM
I cannot watch the DC and Thailand Open this year,
But I will Support Roger in the Air~!

emile32
09-19-2005, 12:40 PM
Murray results on clay this year were first round loss in barcelona against hernych and semi final loss at rolandgarros against cillic in the juniors. The results at future/satellites i don't count.

SUKTUEN
09-19-2005, 02:39 PM
Murray is too little

Rommella
09-20-2005, 10:23 AM
Isn't Roger part-Brit? I read it on the BBC in the run-up to the 2004 Wimbledon, I think -- that in their perennial frustration at a Brit failing to take the title since how-long-exactly, they should resort to convincing Roger to switch citizenship, his maternal great-grandmother being Brit. Got a good chuckle over that one.

Nathy
09-20-2005, 10:26 AM
I, personally, don't think that Roger would ever do that :shrug:

Rommella
09-20-2005, 10:35 AM
No he won't. But credit the BBC for putting forth a creative solution.

SUKTUEN
09-20-2005, 01:55 PM
ROGER GO GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO~!!!

nobama
09-21-2005, 12:10 AM
Does anyone know if Mirka travels with Roger when he's playing in Switzerland or stays back at home? I'm just wondering because they spend so little time in Switzerland neither of them get to spend much time with family and friends.

Fergie
09-21-2005, 01:14 AM
Federer relishing Davis Cup return

GENEVA, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Britain's Davis Cup team will have history on their side this weekend when they take on Switzerland in a bid to rejoin the world's top 16 nations.

Unfortunately though for the British, their opponents will have a certain Roger Federer on their side.

Britain have won all three of their previous Davis Cup encounters with Switzerland -- dropping only one rubber in the process -- but the world number one's return to the Swiss squad has clearly stacked the odds in favour of the home team.

"The Davis Cup has always been quite special for me because playing for your country is totally different than playing for your own name," the six-time grand slam champion told Reuters in an interview on Tuesday.

"Of course we'll be the favourites with me as the world number one and us playing at home and on clay, which is not usually the British players' favourite surface, so there are definitely many things working against them in this tie.

"At the same time (Andrew) Murray is coming along and Greg (Rusedski) has had a pretty good summer so they will know they have a chance to pull off an upset. We just have to make sure that we close them out in time."

Despite his professed enjoyment of this team competition, Federer has not let the Davis Cup get in the way of his individual ambitions on the ATP Tour.

It is likely that the Swiss would not even be fighting to retain their World Group status if Federer had chosen to take part in Switzerland's first round tie against the Netherlands in March.

RANKING PRIORITY

"Missing that tie was not an easy decision for me, especially when we have good young players like (Swiss number two) Stanislas Wawrinka coming through to strengthen the squad," Federer said.

"But for me the big, big focus of the year was holding on to the number one position and playing another great year of tennis which was a decision that the team totally understood.

"I've already managed to achieve my goals for this year, by winning two grand slams and 10 tournaments so far, so now anything else that comes along is a bonus."

Federer is, of course, not the only player to have put individual needs ahead of Davis Cup duties -- the British squad are themselves having to do without the services of national number one Tim Henman, who announced his retirement from the competition in January.

"Henman was playing Davis Cup for 10 years, so I think his decision was totally understandable," Federer reckoned.

"At some point it's probably best to decide that you're not going to play, rather than trying to come in and out of the team.

"There will always be people who don't understand, although I think being world number one has helped spare me a lot of criticism. Personally I would like to see the Davis Cup being played every two years, which would give everybody a much bigger chance to take part."

Federer has yet to decide about his Davis Cup commitments for next year, saying on Tuesday that a lot would depend on this weekend's result and who the Swiss are drawn against in 2006.

His motivation for this weekend seems strong enough, however, with the world number one confident that at least one aspect of the Davis Cup tie will be more enjoyable than this month's U.S. Open triumph.

"What I'm looking forward to most this weekend is the home support," Federer said with a grin.

"What I faced in the U.S. Open final with 23,000 spectators all backing (Andre) Agassi to win, was really quite tough. After that it's going to be nice to be back on home soil."

Daniel
09-21-2005, 03:23 AM
Go Roger!!!!!! :worship: :D

ste
09-21-2005, 06:48 PM
no messages for our team from you all??? c'mon please some nice words for them!!!

RogiFan88
09-21-2005, 07:07 PM
Yeah, come on, guys! I already sent in my message for Rogi and the Swiss DC team!

HOPP, SCHWEIZ!

RogiFan88
09-21-2005, 07:08 PM
Rogi on tsr Swiss news again today! for Canadians, it's on TV5 at 5.00pm EST!

1sun
09-21-2005, 07:36 PM
just found out that my teachers from college are going on strike starting tomorrow through to monday so i get a 5 day weekend!and get to watch all the rubbers live!wooooo!!!

1sun
09-21-2005, 07:38 PM
goo roger! go swisss!!!

Stevens Point
09-21-2005, 10:56 PM
Roger news on Swiss TVs on Wednesday night (Davis Cup and UN)

TSR (in French)
http://www.tsr.ch/tsr/index.html?siteSect=500002&bcid=382287&vid=6098559&format=450#

SFDRS (in high German)
http://real.xobix.ch/ramgen/sfdrs/ts/2005/TS_21092005-450k.rm?start=0:17:36.953&end=0:19:42.721 (high)
http://real.sri.ch/ramgen/sfdrs/ts/2005/TS_21092005.rm?start=0:17:36.953&end=0:19:42.721 (low)

Nathy
09-22-2005, 12:02 PM
Okay guys this is the official programm:

Friday 23rd September from 1 p.m.

Roger Federer vs. Alan Mackin

Stanislas Wawrinka vs. Andy Murray

Saturday 24rd September from 1 p.m.

Roger Federer/Yves Allegro vs. Greg Rusedski/Andy Murray

Sunday 25th September from Noon

Roger Federer vs. Andy Murray

Stanislas Wawrinka vs. Alan Mackin

:scratch:

TheMightyFed
09-22-2005, 12:35 PM
I'm scared for Mackin, he's gonna take a Roger-tsunami on his face, look at his record in 2005 :eek: :
http://www.atptennis.com/en/players/playerprofiles/playeractivity/default.asp?year=2005&player=M820&x=11&y=1

Fergie
09-22-2005, 12:39 PM
Hopp Rogi and Swiss!!! :bounce:

Nathy
09-22-2005, 12:56 PM
I'm scared for Mackin, he's gonna take a Roger-tsunami on his face, look at his record in 2005 :eek: :
http://www.atptennis.com/en/players/playerprofiles/playeractivity/default.asp?year=2005&player=M820&x=11&y=1

:eek: I don't know what is the coach trying here :shrug: Maybe he saves Rusedski for a decisive match on Sunday coz Roger would have already played 2 matches and Greg only one? :lol: Oh please I hope he doesn't think that Mackin will make Roger tired :p

jtipson
09-22-2005, 01:07 PM
:eek: I don't know what is the coach trying here :shrug: Maybe he saves Rusedski for a decisive match on Sunday coz Roger would have already played 2 matches and Greg only one? :lol: Oh please I hope he doesn't think that Mackin will make Roger tired :p

The idea is that Mackin is a sacrificial lamb and Murray will beat Wawrinka. Then a fresh Rusedski will team up with Murray to win the doubles, so that GB lead 2-1. On Sunday in the reverse singles Murray will have a go at Federer, and even if he doesn't win, Bates still has another chance by substituting Mackin with Rusedski to play Wawrinka in the final rubber.

Nathy
09-22-2005, 01:15 PM
The idea is that Mackin is a sacrificial lamb and Murray will beat Wawrinka. Then a fresh Rusedski will team up with Murray to win the doubles, so that GB lead 2-1. On Sunday in the reverse singles Murray will have a go at Federer, and even if he doesn't win, Bates still has another chance by substituting Mackin with Rusedski to play Wawrinka in the final rubber.

Not bad thought but I don't think that the Brits will win the doubles :p and I wouldn't bet on a Murray victory over Wawrinka coz okay Murray made it to the SF of the FO Junior but Wawrinka won it...

jtipson
09-22-2005, 01:40 PM
Not bad thought but I don't think that the Brits will win the doubles :p and I wouldn't bet on a Murray victory over Wawrinka coz okay Murray made it to the SF of the FO Junior but Wawrinka won it...

I agree, but what other strategy could Bates put together - plan to beat Federer in a singles rubber, perhaps?

1sun
09-22-2005, 01:42 PM
i actualy hope murray beats stan so he gets to play federer, and i want roger to win the doubles. because if the swiss win the first 3 rubbers, roger probably wont play a dead rubber. so hopefuly roger wins his first single against mackin,stan loses against murray,roger wins the doubles with al and then wraps up the tie against murray. im greedy, i wanna see 3 federer matchs

Nathy
09-22-2005, 02:39 PM
I agree, but what other strategy could Bates put together - plan to beat Federer in a singles rubber, perhaps?

Of course not ;) I didn't say he could do anything else, he tried the only thing he could do, we'll see what happens... But I (personal thought) don't think it will change something... Yeah maybe Switzerland will win 3-1 or 3-2 instead of 3-0 or smth but in the end I don't see the Brits winning this tie, that's my opinion

RogiNie
09-22-2005, 03:06 PM
i actualy hope murray beats stan so he gets to play federer, and i want roger to win the doubles. because if the swiss win the first 3 rubbers, roger probably wont play a dead rubber. so hopefuly roger wins his first single against mackin,stan loses against murray,roger wins the doubles with al and then wraps up the tie against murray. im greedy, i wanna see 3 federer matchs

:lol: me too! :p

babsi
09-22-2005, 03:09 PM
i actualy hope murray beats stan so he gets to play federer, and i want roger to win the doubles. because if the swiss win the first 3 rubbers, roger probably wont play a dead rubber. so hopefuly roger wins his first single against mackin,stan loses against murray,roger wins the doubles with al and then wraps up the tie against murray. im greedy, i wanna see 3 federer matchs
Agreed - I´m,too - and I can´t even watch them - I will just hope ,that for you and count it as my good deed(sp?) of the day ;)

1sun
09-22-2005, 03:59 PM
Agreed - I´m,too - and I can´t even watch them - I will just hope ,that for you and count it as my good deed(sp?) of the day ;)
:hug: thank you :)

1sun
09-22-2005, 04:42 PM
i love how gb have basicaly admitted they have no chance against roger! and doing everything they can in order to win 2 matchs against stan and the doubles

lunahielo
09-22-2005, 04:52 PM
Does anyone know the livescore site?

1sun
09-22-2005, 05:06 PM
im going to watch it live on tv and i have a pc and a tv in my bedroom so i can give you updates(they will be qicker than the livescores)

jtipson
09-22-2005, 05:11 PM
The livescores will be on www.daviscup.com, as usual.

lunahielo
09-22-2005, 05:14 PM
1sun and jipson
Danke

nobama
09-22-2005, 06:07 PM
i love how gb have basicaly admitted they have no chance against roger! and doing everything they can in order to win 2 matchs against stan and the doublesI don't like all this talk that Fed's gonna wipe the floor in his singles matches. Because what if he doesn't, or god forbid he looses? :eek: Anything can happen.

1sun
09-22-2005, 06:22 PM
dont worry mirk, he will crush them ;)

Mrs. B
09-22-2005, 09:02 PM
on the sports news tonight Murray shook Wawrinka's hand and posed for the cameras. There was no eye contact. :aplot:

1sun
09-22-2005, 09:17 PM
lol

LCeh
09-22-2005, 09:54 PM
Hi everyone. :)

Here is what Jeremy Bates said on DC's website:

Bates admitted that his team selection is a gamble but said he had little option but try and expose Wawrinka, the team’s weaker singles link. “We’ve obviously got a tremendously difficult task to try and beat Switzerland with Federer and I have to look at it realistically and try and work out the best way of getting the three points that we need,” (In other words, he is going to do whatever he can to win the 2 singles matches that doesn't involve Roger and the doubles match, which he explains after) said Bates. “On paper it looks as though we will have to beat their No.2 player twice and win the doubles, though we will try and throw everything we can at Federer as well. I think that having Andy playing Wawrinka in the first match on Friday is something they weren’t expecting and it reverses the situation and puts a lot of pressure on Wawrinka because he’s never won a Davis Cup match before. I think this is the best format we can use to try and win the tie.”

I think he explained his strategy pretty well. They are going to put all the pressure on Wawrinka and make him work.

This is what Roger said:

“I was surprised, though I wouldn’t say I was shocked,” said Federer. “It’s much harder for Stan than for me because he has been preparing for Rusedski and practicing with lefties. I don’t know that much about Mackin but I guess he will want to be on the baseline a lot. The danger for me is in not knowing much about him or how he plays. I will have to do some scouting but in the end I will have to rely on my own strengths and normally that’s enough. All I care about is getting the first point for us. I haven’t played on home soil for a while and this tie really means a lot to me because I’m very pleased to be playing in Switzerland again. I am prepared to win three matches and if Stan wins one as well, that’s great.”

“Davis Cup is always a bit of a tactical game,” said Federer. “That’s what makes it so interesting.”

Should be an interesting tie. If all things go well, they should be able to win the tie, and I hope they do.

Laura12
09-22-2005, 10:12 PM
Hi everyone. :)

Here is what Jeremy Bates said on DC's website:

Bates admitted that his team selection is a gamble but said he had little option but try and expose Wawrinka, the team’s weaker singles link. “We’ve obviously got a tremendously difficult task to try and beat Switzerland with Federer and I have to look at it realistically and try and work out the best way of getting the three points that we need,” (In other words, he is going to do whatever he can to win the 2 singles matches that doesn't involve Roger and the doubles match, which he explains after) said Bates. “On paper it looks as though we will have to beat their No.2 player twice and win the doubles, though we will try and throw everything we can at Federer as well. I think that having Andy playing Wawrinka in the first match on Friday is something they weren’t expecting and it reverses the situation and puts a lot of pressure on Wawrinka because he’s never won a Davis Cup match before. I think this is the best format we can use to try and win the tie.”

I think he explained his strategy pretty well. They are going to put all the pressure on Wawrinka and make him work.

This is what Roger said:

“I was surprised, though I wouldn’t say I was shocked,” said Federer. “It’s much harder for Stan than for me because he has been preparing for Rusedski and practicing with lefties. I don’t know that much about Mackin but I guess he will want to be on the baseline a lot. The danger for me is in not knowing much about him or how he plays. I will have to do some scouting but in the end I will have to rely on my own strengths and normally that’s enough. All I care about is getting the first point for us. I haven’t played on home soil for a while and this tie really means a lot to me because I’m very pleased to be playing in Switzerland again. I am prepared to win three matches and if Stan wins one as well, that’s great.”

“Davis Cup is always a bit of a tactical game,” said Federer. “That’s what makes it so interesting.”

Should be an interesting tie. If all things go well, they should be able to win the tie, and I hope they do.

Well that is an interesting tactic. Hope Stan can win one of his matches. I am a bit nervous as I always am about Roger's matches but I have fiath that he can win his matches. Does anyone know anything about Mackin? He and Roger have never played before; but, what kind of game does Mackin have?

Stevens Point
09-22-2005, 11:18 PM
The previews by Swiss TVs!! (and BBC) :)

TSR (in French. Rusedski talking in fluent(?) French!! :eek: )
http://www.tsr.ch/tsr/index.html?siteSect=500002&bcid=382717&format=450&vid=6107255&netscapeCompatible=true#

SFDRS (in Swiss German) What Eva (Miro's Love) said is this program.
http://real.xobix.ch/ramgen/sfdrs/vod/spak/450k/spak_20050922_002.rm?start=0:11:59.967&end=0:14:32.310 (high)
http://real.xobix.ch/ramgen/sfdrs/vod/spak/spak_20050922_002.rm?start=0:11:59.967&end=0:14:32.310 (low)

BBC article and video interviews with the players (with Roger, too) (of course in English)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/4271030.stm#

TSR studio interview with Stan (from Dimanche Sport, Sep. 18th) (French) about 7 minute long.
http://www.tsr.ch/tsr/index.html?siteSect=500002&bcid=382141&format=450&vid=6096063&netscapeCompatible=true#

lunahielo
09-22-2005, 11:24 PM
What time is the first tie and on what day?

Stevens Point
09-22-2005, 11:28 PM
What time is the first tie and on what day?
The first match Roger-Macking starts at 1 PM Swiss time tomorrow (Friday), so for you (in Menphis?) 5 or 6 AM tomorrow, I think.

Stevens Point
09-22-2005, 11:30 PM
Some people are talking (especially in GM) about Stan's pressure, but he says in the interview with SFDRS that he doesn't have pressure because they have Roger. Go Roger and Stan!!!!!!! :bounce:

lunahielo
09-22-2005, 11:36 PM
Originally posted by Stevens Point
The first match Roger-Macking starts at 1 PM Swiss time tomorrow (Friday), so for you (in Menphis?) 5 or 6 AM tomorrow, I think.
You are so :cool:~~
You remembered I am from Memphis. :worship:

Danke~~
Luna

Stevens Point
09-22-2005, 11:39 PM
You are so :cool:~~
You remembered I am from Memphis. :worship:

Danke~~
Luna
:) :) Yeah, I read somewhere you mentioning you were from Memphis, and I still remembered it!!

Getting up early tomorrow? :)

Stevens Point
09-22-2005, 11:42 PM
Sadly I can't watch the matches tomorrow because I have a lesson and am teaching kids (music)...

But, I will be cheering for our team as loud as possible in my heart!!! Good luck Roger and Stan!!!!!!!

Laura12
09-22-2005, 11:49 PM
The first match Roger-Macking starts at 1 PM Swiss time tomorrow (Friday), so for you (in Menphis?) 5 or 6 AM tomorrow, I think.

Thanks for the info. So when I get up at 6 tomorrow hopefully the match will be going well for Roger. :)

LCeh
09-23-2005, 01:26 AM
Well that is an interesting tactic. Hope Stan can win one of his matches. I am a bit nervous as I always am about Roger's matches but I have fiath that he can win his matches. Does anyone know anything about Mackin? He and Roger have never played before; but, what kind of game does Mackin have?

I honestly have no clue, but this article should give us some idea of what we should be expecting from him, posted by Sjengster in the GM forums:



THE arithmetic is simple: to win a Davis Cup tie you must take three out of the five points on offer. The achievement, however, is less straightforward, particularly when the opposing team includes Roger Federer.

Jeremy Bates, the Great Britain team captain, has known for some time that Federer would be in the Swiss team for the World Group play-off match which begins here today, and he has also been sure that Federer would play two singles matches and the sole doubles contest. His deliberations have therefore focused on one question: how do you prevent Federer from taking the three points which will give the home side the victory and keep Britain in the competition's second division for another year?

The answer, phrased diplomatically by Bates but more starkly by Andy Murray after yesterday's draw, is that you concentrate on beating the world No1 in the doubles. And your best chance of doing so is to ensure that he has as much as possible taken out of him in the first day's singles.

Enter Alan Mackin. The Scot is under no pressure to defeat Federer, but he will take to the court today with clear instructions to frustrate his opponent by sticking in the contest for as long as possible, by lengthening rallies and generally getting up the great man's nose.

It is a task which the man from Paisley will relish. He has not won a match on the main tour this year, which, while not ideal, has at least given him some practice at what he will attempt today: dragging out defeats for as long as possible.

Of course, Bates' explanation for his team selection did not go so far as branding Mackin a sacrificial lamb, but if the aim had been to give the team the best chance of beating Federer first up he would surely have chosen Greg Rusedski for the task instead. "Looking at the tie realistically, we're looking at winning the doubles, beating their No2 player, and getting something from Federer as well," Bates said.

Murray's version did not bother with the vague notion of "getting something. We have to take two points off [Stanislas] Wawrinka and win the doubles," he said. He will, of course, go out to win when he meets Federer in Sunday's first match, but he and his colleagues have all accepted that the team strategy comes before individual bids for glory.

Where that strategy could come unstuck, however, is the belief that Wawrinka, who plays Murray this afternoon, then either Mackin or more likely Rusedski in the last match of the tie on Sunday, may be a soft touch. "I think there's a lot of pressure on Wawrinka," Bates said - a statement which could prove mistaken on two related counts.

First, Yves Allegro, Federer's partner in tomorrow's doubles against Murray and Rusedski, may well be the one to feel the heat as he attempts to prove himself a worthy partner for the three-times Wimbledon champion. Second, Wawrinka could, like Mackin, feel the benefit of being written off, and go out and play with a real relish for the contest.

What is more, just because Wawrinka is barely known outside Switzerland is no reason to presume that two Britons can defeat him. The 20-year-old from Lausanne began 2005 ranked 184th in the world but is currently up at No53, so he must have been doing something right this year.

Wawrinka will, however, have to show some unexpected adaptability when he meets Murray today. Having practised against left-handers in the expectation of facing Rusedski, he rushed off after the draw to get some court time in against right-handers.

The British selection was, indeed, a surprise to the whole Swiss team, as Federer said. "I was surprised, yes. Obviously you always keep in mind what chances are there, but this team selection I was particularly surprised by. I thought they might leave Murray out on the first two. I'm pleased I don't have to play him on the first day, and I think Stan is pleased to play Murray, not Rusedski."

While he admitted he knew next to nothing about Mackin, Federer revealed he had paid a fair bit of attention to Murray's remarkable rise. "He is young, and is improving day by day, week by week. month by month. He gains every time he steps on court now because he can learn from all the matches he plays against top players.

"While he can still improve, and needs some more time to work on his fitness, the expectations are high. He's going to be great to watch at Wimbledon in particular for years to come."

Federer should be too, and one thing Mackin cannot afford to do against him this afternoon is stand back awestruck by his shotmaking. Bates has drummed into him the notion that, to have any chance of turning it into a genuine match rather than a mere demonstration of Federer's imperious grace, he has to rise above himself.

"I've talked to Alan a lot about how you have to try to play up to the level of someone like that. You've got to have a lot of heart, take the chances when they present themselves, and play with a lot of aggression."

Mackin can do that all right, but he and his colleagues also display a range of other emotions which were rarely glimpsed when Team GB was composed solely of the uneasy alliance between Rusedski and Tim Henman. They are a committed collective who play with a lot of excitement and enthusiasm, as they showed in their last tie against Israel. If they are to win here as they did in Tel Aviv, though, they may well require a substantial slice of good fortune as well.

------------------------------
Original argicle from here (http://sport.scotsman.com/tennis.cfm?id=1980412005)

lunahielo
09-23-2005, 03:11 AM
Originally posted by Stevens Point
Getting up early tomorrow?
Yes. I plan on setting my alarm.
Have fun teaching the kids one of (what I think) is the most important things they can learn. It has been proved over and over that early knowledge/practicing of music
strengthens brain functions.

Hopp Switz

PaulieM
09-23-2005, 03:25 AM
i wish i could watch these matches but i'll be rooting for them anyway. GOOD LUCK :bigclap:

Nocko
09-23-2005, 03:41 AM
No TV coveridge in Japan. :sad:
But I pray for Swiss team. I believe Rogi will handle young brits. :devil: ( I know Rogi usually strugle with new opponents, but this is 5 set match, so I think he is safe. :angel: And of course I wish Wawrinka will win at least one! :bounce:

:banana: Go Swiss Go! :banana:
:crazy: :woohoo: :crazy:

SUKTUEN
09-23-2005, 05:34 AM
roger GO ~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

oneandonlyhsn
09-23-2005, 07:31 AM
TSR (in French. Rusedski talking in fluent(?) French!! :eek: )


Rusedski is from the French speaking part of Canada so he speaks fluent French, big story when he left Canada to play for GB a while back here :D

Stevens Point
09-23-2005, 07:43 AM
Yes. I plan on setting my alarm.
Have fun teaching the kids one of (what I think) is the most important things they can learn. It has been proved over and over that early knowledge/practicing of music
strengthens brain functions.

Hopp Switz
Yes, I enjoy teaching these kids very much. They are cute!! :angel: And yes, musical training in that young age is certainly a good stuff in brain!! Especially in the scientific field like math!

Hopp Schwiiiiiiz!!!!!!!!

Stevens Point
09-23-2005, 07:44 AM
Rusedski is from the French speaking part of Canada so he speaks fluent French, big story when he left Canada to play for GB a while back here :D
Greg originally from Canada?? I didn't know that....

babsi
09-23-2005, 07:47 AM
Now it´s the US guys turn to wake up early - everything evens out in life,doesn´t it :)

Live scores - ok,I take it - better than nothing!

Thanks for the links,Steven :)

Roger - remember,the second set is part of the match and needs to be played,not slept through!!!!!!!!

HOPP SWISS!!!!!!!!

1sun
09-23-2005, 10:22 AM
Now it´s the US guys turn to wake up early - everything evens out in life,doesn´t it :)

Live scores - ok,I take it - better than nothing!

Thanks for the links,Steven :)

Roger - remember,the second set is part of the match and needs to be played,not slept through!!!!!!!!

HOPP SWISS!!!!!!!!
lol definatley, we indured during the us hard court run up, now its time for them to indure it :p

Laura12
09-23-2005, 10:29 AM
Now it´s the US guys turn to wake up early - everything evens out in life,doesn´t it :)

Live scores - ok,I take it - better than nothing!

Thanks for the links,Steven :)

Roger - remember,the second set is part of the match and needs to be played,not slept through!!!!!!!!

HOPP SWISS!!!!!!!!
Yeah I'm up already. I can't manage to find any live scores though. Does anyone know a site for live scores?

1sun
09-23-2005, 10:32 AM
http://www.daviscup.com/

Laura12
09-23-2005, 10:32 AM
Never mind I found one. Still 0-0 in first set. No points yet.

1sun
09-23-2005, 10:34 AM
just lcick on one of the flashing live scores and then click sui-gbr at the top right

1sun
09-23-2005, 10:35 AM
doesnt start for another hr i think

Laura12
09-23-2005, 10:39 AM
Thanks that's better than mine. But apparently it is still 0-0. When is this going to start?

1sun
09-23-2005, 10:45 AM
well in 15 mins i get coverage on my tv, but ill think there wil be the usual interviews and the talking about the tie, the players, the stratagey so it play might not start for another 45 mins or so. im not sure thugh, when i know ill tell you.

1sun
09-23-2005, 10:46 AM
on the livescores it says play starts att 11am but thats wrong obviously as its already 11.45

Blaze
09-23-2005, 10:48 AM
well I'm on the eastcoast and had to get up early to follow this, eventhough i have to go to class in two hours.

The daviscup live scores is the best for following tennis scores, even better then the slams.

However i'm still hoping that one of theset channels on pplive will show it. I think Eurosport have live audio though

1sun
09-23-2005, 10:56 AM
nah the slams scores at the best. they show winners and errors stats. dc dont

Blaze
09-23-2005, 10:57 AM
nah the slams scores at the best. they show winners and errors stats. dc dont


But you are watching this on bbc, right?

Laura12
09-23-2005, 10:59 AM
well I'm on the eastcoast and had to get up early to follow this, eventhough i have to go to class in two hours.

The daviscup live scores is the best for following tennis scores, even better then the slams.

However i'm still hoping that one of theset channels on pplive will show it. I think Eurosport have live audio though
I have to go to class in one hour. But I have a double free third and fourth period when I should technically be doing my homework because I have so much over the weekend. But I will just check back every few minutes then. The problem is we are not allowed to use the computers for non-school related work. Oh well, guess that rule is going out the window... ;)

Blaze
09-23-2005, 11:00 AM
I have to go to class in one hour. But I have a double free third and fourth period when I should technically be doing my homework because I have so much over the weekend. But I will just check back every few minutes then. The problem is we are not allowed to use the computers for non-school related work. Oh well, guess that rule is going out the window... ;)


What school is that :eek:

Laura12
09-23-2005, 11:04 AM
What school is that :eek:
High school. Well more specifically a Sacred Heart school that was founded by nuns. Our headmistress is a nun. And it is a catholic school so we have prayers every morning and mass once a month. And it's also an all-girls school.

Blaze
09-23-2005, 11:06 AM
oohhhh :)

Do you by any chance know how to read chinese :devil:

Laura12
09-23-2005, 11:06 AM
Well while we are waiting for Roger's match...will anyone explain the vcash thing that shows up on the side under the username to me? I am assuing it stands for virtual cash. How do you get it and lose it?

1sun
09-23-2005, 11:07 AM
yeah i am but i still get the scores up to see serve percentages and stuff

1sun
09-23-2005, 11:07 AM
there warming up!

Laura12
09-23-2005, 11:08 AM
Yes their names have finally shown up. So I guess they started at 1pm instead of 12. Oh well. I have to go to breakfast-will be back in 5 minutes.

1sun
09-23-2005, 11:09 AM
you bet on matchs with it, you click virtual betting at the top and choose the match you wanna bet on and how much money you put on

Blaze
09-23-2005, 11:11 AM
there warming up!

Thank you. I hope you can keep us updated.

As for the vcash i think you can get $500 as you register. These days you can get extra vcash for posting or starting threads. I have never touch mine, but i think you can use it when vbetting(there's a subforum for that)

1sun
09-23-2005, 11:17 AM
lucky net cord for mackin

1sun
09-23-2005, 11:18 AM
net cord goes against fed now

Blaze
09-23-2005, 11:20 AM
thanks

1sun
09-23-2005, 11:21 AM
roger playing well but so is macking roger breaks 2-0

Blaze
09-23-2005, 11:21 AM
Fed got the break

Laura12
09-23-2005, 11:23 AM
oohhhh :)

Do you by any chance know how to read chinese :devil:
No I don't know how to read Chinese. I know how to read English, German, and Latin.
And thanks Blaze and 1sun for explaining the vcash thing. Don't think I'll ever touch mine as I have no idea how to bet or even read odds for that matter.

By the way Roger breaks for 2-0. Now its 30 all.

Laura12
09-23-2005, 11:23 AM
break point Mackin

Laura12
09-23-2005, 11:25 AM
3-0

Blaze
09-23-2005, 11:26 AM
3-0 Fed

Laura12
09-23-2005, 11:26 AM
:bounce:

Laura12
09-23-2005, 11:27 AM
Mackin serving, 15-15

Laura12
09-23-2005, 11:27 AM
Is anyone watching? If so how are they playing?

Laura12
09-23-2005, 11:28 AM
15-30

Blaze
09-23-2005, 11:29 AM
Is anyone watching? If so how are they playing?


I think 1sun is watching

Laura12
09-23-2005, 11:29 AM
4-0

Laura12
09-23-2005, 11:30 AM
I have to go now. Cheer for Roger for me guys.

Blaze
09-23-2005, 11:31 AM
5-0 good job

Blaze
09-23-2005, 11:31 AM
I have to go now. Cheer for Roger for me guys.
bye :wavey:

1sun
09-23-2005, 11:32 AM
bye luara
roger is playing well, good serving nice forehands and bachand is looking good also the volleys. mixing up play well

1sun
09-23-2005, 11:36 AM
and the bagel!!!!

oneandonlyhsn
09-23-2005, 11:36 AM
Thanks 1sun :smooch:

1sun
09-23-2005, 11:38 AM
no worries

onm684
09-23-2005, 11:40 AM
bye luara
roger is playing well, good serving nice forehands and bachand is looking good also the volleys. mixing up play well

Thanks:worship:
Keep going, Roger and 1sun;)

1sun
09-23-2005, 11:52 AM
lol mackin is getting fucked up!!!!

onm684
09-23-2005, 12:17 PM
I can't see the match.
But Roger seems more relaxing in the 3rdset.

1sun
09-23-2005, 12:23 PM
sorry about the lack on updates its just that there isnt much to say. its a complete on slaught. mackin has to play perfect points to win a point and roger still wins sum of them. roger is playing well and serving great. mackin looks so out of depth.
roger is also showing nice shotmaking skills. lots of passes and angeled winners. backhand is looking good

1sun
09-23-2005, 12:24 PM
yeah roger is muhc more relxed in this thrid set. tkaing it nice and easy. i think he feels sorry for maackin.lol

oneandonlyhsn
09-23-2005, 12:28 PM
Thanks 1sun, I am watching Italy vs Spain. Glad Rogi was nice and quick, hope Stan can make it 2-0 for the SUI

1sun
09-23-2005, 12:31 PM
well done roger, great match

1sun
09-23-2005, 12:33 PM
no i want murray to win, so he can play roger on sunday. i wana see federer give him a good beating

1sun
09-23-2005, 12:36 PM
whats up with ferrero? he was 2 sets up now there about to go into a 5th!?

Sophie1030
09-23-2005, 12:42 PM
Wow! Well done! Roger! Come on! :bounce:

onm684
09-23-2005, 12:53 PM
Well done Roger. Rogi could save his energy. :yeah:
It's nice for his doubles match in tomorrow.

Go, Stan, beat Murray!!
Hopp Schwizzzz!!!

Nocko
09-23-2005, 01:36 PM
Well done Rogi!! looks easy. :yeah:

Wawrinka 5-3, but 40-40. C'mon, Swiss!! :bounce:

Go Stan Go!

Nocko
09-23-2005, 01:37 PM
whats up with ferrero? he was 2 sets up now there about to go into a 5th!?
:eek: Ferrero lost!!

PaulieM
09-23-2005, 01:46 PM
just woke up to see that roger won, not at all surprising but yay anyway :bigclap: now let's go stan!! :clap2:

lunahielo
09-23-2005, 01:53 PM
Oops.
I got up and turned off my alarm and went back to sleep. :confused:
But~~~~~~
Good job, Rogi.

Keep up the good work, Stan. :)

Puschkin
09-23-2005, 02:04 PM
OMG, Roger, did you have something urgent to do afterwards? ;)

nobama
09-23-2005, 02:08 PM
OMG, Roger, did you have something urgent to do afterwards? ;)Of course. ;)

RogiFan88
09-23-2005, 02:24 PM
Yay ROGI!!!!

[I feel so bad for Juanqui tho, losing in 5 sets to Seppi?!! Very BAD... ]

ALLEZ, STAN!!!! Win the 2nd point for Switzerland!!! ALLEZ!!

Puschkin
09-23-2005, 02:28 PM
Yay ROGI!!!!
[I feel so bad for Juanqui tho, losing in 5 sets to Seppi?!! Very BAD... ]

:topic: I always had a soft spot for JCF, and one has not been spoiled with victories by him recently, but this defeat really worries me for his future :sad:

Nocko
09-23-2005, 02:38 PM
Stan got 2nd set tie break!! pewww~, now, one more set to go!!

:banana: Goooo, Swiss!! :banana:

RogiFan88
09-23-2005, 03:24 PM
YAY, SUI - GBR 2-0!!! Stan won in straights over Andy Murray! WOW, well done, Rogi and Stan! YES! Now I can go out happy and cheer for SPAIN, ARGENTINA, and CANADA!!!!!

oneandonlyhsn
09-23-2005, 03:25 PM
Stan makes it 2-0 for Swiss :bounce: now Rogi can relax and have fun in doubles

1sun
09-23-2005, 03:40 PM
im kinda dissapointed murray lost because now its unlikey we'll see roger give him a beatdown.o well at least the swiss are through!wooo! wel done stan and roger!

onm684
09-23-2005, 03:47 PM
Well done, Stan!!:woohoo: Winning straight set!

Switzerland take the lead by 2-0.:bounce:
I hope that Switzerland wins this tie in tomorrow.
Keep it up Schweiz!!!

Nocko
09-23-2005, 04:00 PM
:bigclap: Congratulations Stan, for your first win on DC. :hug:
1more match to go. Go Rogi & Yvo. Keep going, Swiss!! :woohoo:

TennisGrandSlam
09-23-2005, 04:10 PM
rtsp://62.2.180.194:554/sfdrs/vod/spak/450k/spak_20050923.rm

SUKTUEN
09-23-2005, 04:17 PM
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO~!!

SWISS~! :bounce: :bounce:

Stevens Point
09-23-2005, 04:57 PM
Just looking at the score,, Roger,,, impressive!!!

Stevens Point
09-23-2005, 05:19 PM
I missed the matches this afternoon. :sad: I can't wait to see the highlights tonight!!!!!!

I will put the video links of highlights and excerpts of the matches in the Swiss Davis Cup Team thread in Tennis Switzerland forum as soon as they are available. That was actually the Swiss Davis Cup thread, but few people visit there. I want it to be active, so if you are interested, you can see the videos in that thread.

RogiNie
09-23-2005, 05:24 PM
well done Rog and Stan! :)

babsi
09-23-2005, 06:29 PM
Yes,well done :)
so now they have to lose there doubles match,to make it somewhat interessting ;)

Nathy
09-23-2005, 07:20 PM
:worship:

Roger blowed Mackin off the court. It was pity to see Mackin trying to win points and nearly never managing to do it. Roger... what can I say... played reaaaaaaaally well, topclass game, a dreamy bakchand and serve... WOW! Thanks to God for having created such a player :bowdown:

Stan, you are THA man :rocker2: We had faith in you, all the Swiss people cheering in the Palexpo and all the ones cheering for Switzerland around the world and you didn't disappoint us. Sure you made loads of errors, but who doesn't? You simply played great when you had to (down 4-1 in TB and winning it, down 2-0 beginning of 3rd set and winning it) :worship: I am so proud of what you have done little boy :yeah: 1st win in a DC match and not against the weakest opponent (though, judging by his claycourt game, I don't understand how Murray could make it to the SF of the FO Junior this year :confused: He has a good serve and the dropshots, that's all!)

:hug: SWITZERLAND :hug:

And thanks guys for cheering in here, keep it up tomorrow and on Sunday :bounce:

Stevens Point
09-23-2005, 10:17 PM
I posted the highlights and excerpts and more from today's matches in the Swiss Tennis forum Swiss Davis Cup Team thread. If you are interested to see, go to

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=2371558&postcount=134

1sun
09-23-2005, 11:00 PM
thanks very much SP, i saw the matches but i still like to see the highlghts :)
btw, yes that was sue barker :)

lunahielo
09-23-2005, 11:43 PM
Thanks, Stefan~~I enjoyed the videos. :)

Fergie
09-24-2005, 12:26 AM
Well done Rogi and Stan! :woohoo:

oneandonlyhsn
09-24-2005, 12:39 AM
:wavey: Thanks SP for the videos

The crowd was amzing, I particulalry loved the 1 banner saying

You have Queen Elizabeth, we have King Roger :rolls:

Laura12
09-24-2005, 01:49 AM
Great job both Roger and Stan. :bounce:
Good luck to Roger and Yves in doubles tomorrow.

RogiFan88
09-24-2005, 02:08 AM
;) ;) :wavey: Thanks SP for the videos

The crowd was amzing, I particulalry loved the 1 banner saying

You have Queen Elizabeth, we have King Roger :rolls:

Yeah, that was the BEST! I love it!

HOPP, SCHWEIZ! ALLEZ, LA SUISSE!!!

Won't be around tomorrrow as I am going to cheer on CANADA vs. BELARUS for the doubles. They need my support!

GO, CANADA, EH!

oneandonlyhsn
09-24-2005, 05:00 AM
;) ;)

Yeah, that was the BEST! I love it!

HOPP, SCHWEIZ! ALLEZ, LA SUISSE!!!

Won't be around tomorrrow as I am going to cheer on CANADA vs. BELARUS for the doubles. They need my support!

GO, CANADA, EH!

:yeah: Go Canada and Suisse :bounce:

yanchr
09-24-2005, 05:18 AM
Downloading address of the whole match of Roger in DC Day1:

rtsp://62.2.180.194:554/sfdrs/vod/spak/450k/spak_20050923.rm
rtsp://62.2.180.194:554/sfdrs/vod/spak/450k/spak_20050923_002.rm

you can download with NetTransport

Huge thanks to tennismab for digging it out :hug::worship:

yanchr
09-24-2005, 05:20 AM
Go Roger and Yves! You should do it today :banana:

oneandonlyhsn
09-24-2005, 06:19 AM
Downloading address of the whole match of Roger in DC Day1:

rtsp://62.2.180.194:554/sfdrs/vod/spak/450k/spak_20050923.rm
rtsp://62.2.180.194:554/sfdrs/vod/spak/450k/spak_20050923_002.rm

you can download with NetTransport

Huge thanks to tennismab for digging it out :hug::worship:

Thanks to both you and tennismab :smooch:

Stevens Point
09-24-2005, 10:28 AM
Your welcome, everyone! :)

Thanks, Stefan~~I enjoyed the videos. :)
Great that you enjoyed them! :) But, I am not Stefan... ;)

lunahielo
09-24-2005, 11:24 AM
Originally posted by Stevens Point
Great that you enjoyed them! But, I am not Stefan...
Oops...I am so sorry~~I meant, Steven~
Please forgive me.. :eek:

luna

lunahielo
09-24-2005, 11:28 AM
Hopp ~~~

nobama
09-24-2005, 11:51 AM
Davis cup audio from the BBC. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/4277970.stm

According to the DC website scoreboard it's 5-5 1st set. SUI was up 15-40 on GBR...could've won the set 6-4. :mad:

nobama
09-24-2005, 11:55 AM
According to the BBC commentators it's an even match so far with both teams attacking the other. C'mon boys, don't give 'em the first set!

nobama
09-24-2005, 11:58 AM
First set SUI 7-5! :banana:

onm684
09-24-2005, 12:01 PM
Yeah!! 7-5:woohoo:

mirkaland, Thanx for link.

nobama
09-24-2005, 12:01 PM
Commentators now saying Roger likes playing GBR because all the media follows them over and the BBC is there so he gets to show off his many talents to a wider audience. Also talking about what a good guy he is and if he ever sounds a bit arrogant, he has a right to.

nobama
09-24-2005, 12:03 PM
If Switzerland wins today do they still play tomorrow? Do they play dead rubbers?

nobama
09-24-2005, 12:09 PM
Bugger...had break points to go 2-0 but couldn't convert. :(

nobama
09-24-2005, 12:13 PM
GBR up a break in the second. :mad:

lunahielo
09-24-2005, 12:17 PM
Thanks for the BBC link...
Hopp Switzzzz

Federer missed a backhand~~Oops.

onm684
09-24-2005, 12:18 PM
break them now!!

nobama
09-24-2005, 12:20 PM
They just cannot break. Had chances on both GBR's sevice games. God this reminds me of the second set at US Open. Break chance after break chance missed.

nobama
09-24-2005, 12:24 PM
I hate doubles.

lunahielo
09-24-2005, 12:27 PM
They held...2-3 now...
They'll catch up

onm684
09-24-2005, 12:27 PM
nice hold, Swiss

Nocko
09-24-2005, 12:35 PM
Hi all, Im back. I opened DC SB just now.

:bounce: C'MON SWISS!! :bounce:

Hold~~~!

Nocko
09-24-2005, 12:37 PM
2-5! :(

OK, You don't need 2nd set. think about next! :devil:

onm684
09-24-2005, 12:37 PM
Hi! Nocko:wavey:

lunahielo
09-24-2005, 12:41 PM
Hi Nocko :wavey:
OK~~just re-group and come back.......

nobama
09-24-2005, 12:43 PM
:eek: I didn't know Murray and Rusedski were good doubles players. :lol: Ok, step it up in the third, SUI! :smash:

Nocko
09-24-2005, 01:02 PM
Hi, onm-san! :wavey:

1set all. OK Swiss, let's go~!!

winwinwinwinwin
winwinwinwinwin
winwinwinwinwin
winwinwinwinwin
winwinwinwinwin
winwinwinwinwin
winwinwinwinwin
winwinwinwinwin

:banana: :banana: :banana: 3-1! :banana: :banana: :banana:

oops, 4-1! :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: Go~~

Nocko
09-24-2005, 01:05 PM
and Hi luna~~! :wavey:

Nocko
09-24-2005, 01:13 PM
pew~~! They held. :D Yves always struggled to hold his serve. :help:
Now break, break!! :bounce:

Nocko
09-24-2005, 01:19 PM
Rogi!!! :smash:

:bounce: C'MON SWISS!!!! :bounce:

nobama
09-24-2005, 01:34 PM
:help: Oh shoot...just let 'em win the doubles and kick their arses tomorrow in the reverse singles.

nobama
09-24-2005, 01:38 PM
:eek: well they cruised through that breaker. Kinda like 3rd set at US Open. Ok no more brainfarts in the 4th set SUI!

lunahielo
09-24-2005, 01:44 PM
I've lost my BBC feed...:(

Fergie
09-24-2005, 01:46 PM
Hopp Swiss!!!

Nocko
09-24-2005, 01:51 PM
Rogi & yves :hug: Great tiebreak!!

Ohhhhh, Rogi, pls hold this time. :bowdown:

onm684
09-24-2005, 01:52 PM
:eek: well they cruised through that breaker. Kinda like 3rd set at US Open. Ok no more brainfarts in the 4th set SUI!
mirkaland, Are you a prophet?:eek:
The score of the 2nd Set and 3rd Set is same as the USO Final.
So they will take 4th Set and win;)

Nocko
09-24-2005, 01:53 PM
Yay, 2-0 :banana: :banana:

Keep going.

Go Swiss Go!
:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

Billabong
09-24-2005, 01:56 PM
GRRRR 0-30:( Cmon ROGI/YVES Fight back!!!

Nocko
09-24-2005, 01:57 PM
mirkaland, Are you a prophet?:eek:
2nd Set and 3rd Set are similar to the USO Final.
So they will take 4th Set and win;)
Yeah! That's right! :rocker:
Ohhh, hold,Yves!! Don't give them any chance. :bowdown:


BTW, onm-san, I can't see your avatar. :sad:

Billabong
09-24-2005, 02:00 PM
YESSSSSSSS They held serve, now break again Swiss:banana: 15-30:)

Nocko
09-24-2005, 02:01 PM
Yes!3-1. Good job, Yves.

OK guys, focus more!! Kick the Brits out!! :banana: :banana: :banana:

15-40 :rocker: Break, break!! :bounce:

Billabong
09-24-2005, 02:02 PM
They just missed 2 bps, their break point conversion is beyond horrible:tape: 3/21:tape:

PaulieM
09-24-2005, 02:03 PM
come on yves and roger!!!
just got to work and i see things are going pretty well :)

onm684
09-24-2005, 02:06 PM
BTW, onm-san, I can't see your avatar. :sad:
Yeah, I know... but I don't know why it doesn't work.:confused:

PaulieM
09-24-2005, 02:07 PM
Yeah, I know... but I don't know why it doesn't work.:confused:
did you just change it, because it normally takes a while to show up :unsure:

Nocko
09-24-2005, 02:08 PM
40-40 :( What a pity % of BP conversions! 3/23!! :mad:
Pls break, this one!

grrrrr.....C'MON SWISS!! :bounce:

Yeah!!!!! 4-1 !! Finally they made it. Now hold, focus on your serve. Go~~~~! :banana: :banana:

nobama
09-24-2005, 02:09 PM
Well they were up 4-1 in the third set too and look what happened. Anyone who's watching the match live, who's making the errors, Roger or his partner or both equally?

nobama
09-24-2005, 02:10 PM
40-40 :( What a pity % of BP conversions! 3/23!! :mad:
Pls break, this one!I'm choosing not to look at the stats on this one...

onm684
09-24-2005, 02:13 PM
did you just change it, because it normally takes a while to show up :unsure:
Oh, thank you, PaulieM.:worship: I see.

PaulieM
09-24-2005, 02:17 PM
come on guys hold!!

Nocko
09-24-2005, 02:19 PM
Oh Pls Yves, one more hold!!
30-30 :D
30-40 :( Hold!!

40-Ad :mad:

C'MON, SWISS!!! :bounce: :bounce:

lunahielo
09-24-2005, 02:20 PM
:dance:

PaulieM
09-24-2005, 02:21 PM
:yippee:

nobama
09-24-2005, 02:21 PM
:woohoo:

I'm sure Roger didn't want to be on court for three hours but...