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Quo vadis, Roger?

Mrs. B
07-29-2002, 10:16 PM
This is sad, Roger losing out in the first round (again!) in Toronto. I hope he'll ponder on this and work out to keep his play at an optimum level. Any suggestions, ideas, from anyone how he might improve his game? He was so brilliant in Hamburg that you'd think he can only get better...

Doris Loeffel
07-30-2002, 07:49 AM
Well I believe it's all in his head (besides that Canas must have had a great game as well...).

For me it seams, that he's no longer able to play free. He thinks to much. Tries so hard to play a great game, but the harder he tries the more UE he's making. And the more UE's he makes the less confidence he has. With no confidence it's kind of hard to play "free".

Just to bad that I don't have any clue how to break this circle.

Just hope Roger keeps trying. All of a sudden he'll play again like he used to and he won't know why, just as he doesn't know why he looses all these matches right now.

Lass den Kopf nicht hängen Roger!!
Good luck next week!!

07-30-2002, 12:38 PM
Poor Roger :sad: :sad:

07-31-2002, 05:56 PM
Where is everyone?????

Mrs. B
08-09-2002, 12:57 PM
Yeah, Daniel, where's everyone?

So, after Totonto he exits (once again!) in Cincinnati in the first round. News has it that he flew back to Switzerland, to chill out for a week, skipping DC. The break would definitely do him good...
Hope he had a good 21st birthday celebration.

Doris Loeffel
09-03-2002, 07:37 AM
Well he seams to come back slowely. But as soon as there's a bit more pressure on him, he blocks again....

....well that's how I see it. (I'm saying that without having seen his match against Max...)

But hopefully he'll be able to take out the good things from the matches he actually won!!

Mrs. B
09-03-2002, 07:45 AM
In every game there's pressure, and for all tennis pros there's pressure, on and off court, he just has to deal with it and handle it properly...then he's on his way. Yeah, i missed the live match too but with this rain i have an excuse to stay indoors and watch the replay on TSI.

Oh well, charge it to experience, eh? There's more tournaments coming...

Doris Loeffel
09-03-2002, 09:15 AM
Pssst Mrs. B
There might not be a replay as Roger played on a court with no TV cameras.......... otherwise SF DRS 2 would have shown his match but they appologised that they are simply not able to.....

Mrs. B
09-03-2002, 10:31 AM
oh, okey...:(

but knowing he lost perhaps it might be better not to have seen it...but i mean, a court without cameras at the USO for a Fed-Mirnyi match? Where did they put them?
tsktsk...these Amis sometimes... ;)

09-03-2002, 10:33 AM
pffft and now no more matches because he is out :( I only saw 1 match :fiery:

Mrs. B
09-03-2002, 10:38 AM

You better cheer up luv, OR ELSE!!!!!!!!

09-03-2002, 10:41 AM
uh oh OK then Ill just go and pop over to the other thread called Roger pictures,lol! ;)

Mrs. B
10-05-2002, 08:40 AM
Well, Roger IS bouncing back after his lousy summer...making it to the 4th round of the USO, winning the Davis Cup tie against Morocco, quarters in Moscow against Marat...let's hope Vienna will be even better. One match at a time, Rogz...i'm sure you'll win another tournament pretty soon, when no one's expecting it...;)

Doris Loeffel
10-07-2002, 09:09 AM
Well Vienna draw doesn't look to bad. But match after match he has to play and hopefully a few more than he did in Moscow ;)

Goooo Roger goooo

Mrs. B
10-13-2002, 03:18 PM
Roger is definitely out of his slump, he's the winner in Vienna and rightfully deserved it playing his brilliant game with a touch of luck, the matchball was a shot that hit the net and went to the opponent's side...

6-4, 6-1, 3-6, 6-4

Doris Loeffel
10-23-2002, 11:28 AM
towards shanghai....

... well I hope he'll do it anyways so far he's back in a good position.

Good luck for the remaining two weeks Roger!!
You can be sure that we'll be cheering for you as hard as we can!!

Doris Loeffel
10-31-2002, 04:34 PM
Off he goes!!
Great end of season Roger!!
Glad you found your game again!¨
Hope you can keep up your level

10-31-2002, 04:48 PM
:) :D :bounce: WOO HOO! Hooray for ROGI! Congratulations, you did it!!!!!!!!!!


Mrs. B
11-01-2002, 12:25 PM
after his summer slump it's so good to see him end the season going to Shanghai with the best of them...what an accomplishment. And the best is yet to come. ;)

Well done, Roger!

11-01-2002, 01:58 PM
:) My sentiments exactly, Mrs. B.!! We're so proud of him -- think of how PL, his family, Mirka and PC must feel now!! There was an article onHeinz Gunthardt's thoughts about Rogi:

Heinz Günthardt zu Rogers Qualifikation für Schanghai
«Jetzt kann Federer sogar Weltmeister werden»


Roger Federer bei seinem Sieg gegen Tommy Haas in Paris.

In der gedruckten Ausgabe
Das sind die Gegner von Roger Federer am Masters in Schanghai (12.– 17. November 2002)

PARIS-BERCY – Geschafft! Mit dem Sieg gegen Tommy Haas (6:2, 7:6) und der Niederlage von Tim Henman gegen Nicolas Escudé (4:6, 2:6) hat sich Roger Federer für den Masters Cup in Schanghai qualifiziert. BLICK sprach mit Tennis-Experte Heinz Günthardt (43) über die Bedeutung dieses Erfolgs.

«Super, dass Roger die Qualifikation im letzten Moment noch geschafft hat. Jetzt kann er sogar Weltmeister werden», sagt Ex-Tennisprofi Günthardt.
14 Jahre ist es her, seit der letzte Schweizer an einem Masters teilnehmen konnte. 1988 glänzte Jakob Hlasek im Madison Square Garden von New York mit Siegen in der Vorrunde gegen Ivan Lendl, Tim Mayotte und Andre Agassi. Hlasek scheiterte erst im Halbfinal hauchdünn am Turniersieger Boris Becker.

Für Günthardt ist Federer einer der komplettesten Spieler auf der Tour. Die Qualifikation kommt für den 43-Jährigen daher nicht überraschend: «Roger war schon immer sehr stark in der Halle. Das Loch im Sommer, das für viele eine Krise bedeutet hatte, war gar nicht so gross. Er hat einfach ein paar Spiele hintereinander verloren – das kann passieren.»

Das Schweizer Tennis erlebt einen heissen Herbst. Erst der Turniersieg von Patty Schnyder in Kloten, dann Rogers Auftritte in Basel und nun die Qualifikation für Schanghai.

«Diese guten Schweizer Resultate machen Lust auf mehr. Es könnte gut sein, dass viele Junge dadurch den Tennissport entdecken. Hoffentlich hält dieser Trend eine Weile an», sagt Günthardt.

Zum ersten Mal wird das Masters der besten acht in der grössten Stadt Chinas ausgetragen. Für Günthardt ein exotischer Ort für eine Tennis-WM: «Es wird sicher viele Zuschauer und eine super Stimmung geben. Doch ein Fachpublikum wird es kaum sein. Gut ist, dass keiner der Spieler einen Heimvorteil geniesst.»

Dank Federers Teilnahme am Masters gibt Heinz Günthardt am Mikrofon des Schweizer Fernsehens eine Zugabe. Ursprünglich hätte Basel Günthardts letztes Turnier als Co-Kommentator sein sollen. Doch SF DRS wird die Partien mit Federer in Schanghai live übertragen. Die Sendezeiten der drei Gruppenspiele werden nach der Auslosung am 11. November bekannt geben.

Doris Loeffel
11-01-2002, 03:28 PM
Sorry RF I'm running out of time otherwise I would have translated it for you.

Heinz Günthard just says it's a great accoplishment for Roger that he made the qualification for Shanghai in the last moment. He even can win the title there as he always played well indoors. About his not so good summer he says he only lost a few matches in a row. That can happen not that big of a deal.

Well wish you all a terrific weekend!! Keep cheering for Roger!! I'm getting prepared to reread 40 pages when I'm back monday ;-)

Now let's go Roger let's go!!
Give Hewitt a nice lesson!!
Allleeezzz Roger you can do it!!
Just fight fight fight!!!
Goooo for it!!!

11-01-2002, 03:38 PM
:D Thank you, Doris, for the resume!! Appreciated! Have a great weekend! It's SNOWING out today! That's early for us! Not a lot but enough to blanket everything in white! ;)

Doris Loeffel
11-15-2002, 01:16 PM
Straight to the TMC Semis only dropping one set!!

Allleeeeezzzz keep rolling Roger!!

11-15-2002, 02:59 PM
:) Now that's impressive!! WOW!! ROGI, you are incredible! There's a pic of Rogi in Vienna in front of the big ferris wheel, and also when he won the tournament -- in my Fren tennis mag!! Do you realize the last time he played Moya was in the Semis in Vienna and he ran through him in straights 62 63?!!! Keep that in mind, everyone!! :D