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Federer injured - he will miss Basel again

radics
10-12-2005, 06:13 PM
http://de.bluewin.ch/news/index.php/sport/tennis_news/20051012:brz008/Gerissenes_Band_bei_Roger_Federer/

The season seems to be always a bit to long for Roger :(

Loremaster
10-12-2005, 06:17 PM
I'm not able to read in German can somebody translate it please please

ClaycourtaZzZz.
10-12-2005, 06:17 PM
:tape:

Horatio Caine
10-12-2005, 06:19 PM
I'm not able to read in German can somebody translate it please please

I translated it into French and the gist of it is that he has been forced to miss Madrid and Basel because of a recurrence of a right foot injury...some ligament between his toe and the main foot? Anyway..it is possible he won't play again until the Masters Cup.

Must be bad for him to miss Basel again - after all that is one event he still badly wants to win.

Recover quickly Roger :tears:

bokehlicious
10-12-2005, 06:19 PM
:sad: :sad: :mad:

Scotso
10-12-2005, 06:19 PM
Do you think it's real, or he just knows he locked up the #1 and wants a vacation?

mangoes
10-12-2005, 06:22 PM
Do you think it's real, or he just knows he locked up the #1 and wants a vacation?


lolololol...........I think that's it, he secured no. 1 and it's time to rest..............I don't have a problem with that. It's better to take a break and be well rested.

radics
10-12-2005, 06:22 PM
Do you think it's real, or he just knows he locked up the #1 and wants a vacation?

Im sure Basel is very importat to him... if he would fake, then only to skip Madrid, but not Basel too :(

Loremaster
10-12-2005, 06:22 PM
So I think Roddick will win Bercy and Madrid - he will dramatically need it after USOPen and he have great chances to do this. For me his game is ideal to indoors

Recover quickly Roger

RogerRocks
10-12-2005, 06:24 PM
So I think Roddick will win Bercy and Madrid - he will dramatically need it after USOPen and he have great chances to do this. For me his game is ideal to indoors


:rolleyes:


poor roger :sad: get well quick

Horatio Caine
10-12-2005, 06:24 PM
Well if Henman can get some form this week then he has a chance to finish the year top 25... :yeah:

Castafiore
10-12-2005, 06:24 PM
I'm not able to read in German can somebody translate it please please

Grosses Verletzungspech bei Roger Federer: Der Weltranglisten-Erste hat sich im Training den Fuss übertreten und dabei ein Band im rechten Fuss gerissen.
[Si] - Federer muss mindestens auf die Turniere in den kommenden beiden Wochen in Madrid und Basel verzichten. Sein Start direkt danach in Paris-Bercy ist im Moment fraglich. Für das Masters in Schanghai (ab 13. November) besteht nach den Diagnosen der Aerzte indes grosse Hoffnung, dass Federer wird spielen können.

Quick translation:
Huge injury bad luck for Roger Federer: the number one in the world ranking has overstept his foot in training and thereby torn a ligament in his right foot.

Federer has to withdraw from tournaments in at least the next two weeks. His start in Paris, Bercy is still in doubt. According to the diagnosis of the doctors, there is good hope that Federer will be able to play at the Masters in Shanghai (from the 13th of November)

wcr
10-12-2005, 06:25 PM
Do you think it's real, or he just knows he locked up the #1 and wants a vacation?


Federer said his 6-week layoff between grass and hard court season left him with plenty of energy to meet his schedule through the end of the year.

What reason do you have to believe that Roger Federer is a liar?

Dirk
10-12-2005, 06:26 PM
Roger would never fake a injury. He took a big break after Wimbledon. :sad: I hope Roger gets well soon.

keqtqiadv
10-12-2005, 06:26 PM
So we don't have Roger next week. More possibilities for other players.

Clara Bow
10-12-2005, 06:27 PM
Darn- I was looking forward to watching him on tv during Madrid. Hope his foot gets better.

So are Roddick and Nadal going to be the only ones in the top five at Madrid?

Jogy
10-12-2005, 06:32 PM
:tape: :tape:
strategic fake injury from Federer again
it sounds better saying "I'm injured" than to say "I need a break" when explaining for not playing a home event

musefanatic
10-12-2005, 06:34 PM
oh poor roger, well, it comes to everyone at some point

Scotso
10-12-2005, 06:35 PM
Federer said his 6-week layoff between grass and hard court season left him with plenty of energy to meet his schedule through the end of the year.

What reason do you have to believe that Roger Federer is a liar?

When did I say he's a liar?

mangoes
10-12-2005, 06:39 PM
Federer said his 6-week layoff between grass and hard court season left him with plenty of energy to meet his schedule through the end of the year.

What reason do you have to believe that Roger Federer is a liar?


LOLOLOL.............Way too emotional, take a chill pill.

amierin
10-12-2005, 06:42 PM
So I think Roddick will win Bercy and Madrid - he will dramatically need it after USOPen and he have great chances to do this. For me his game is ideal to indoors :rolleyes:

Anyhow I think Roger would want to play Basel. I can see missing Madrid on a hummer but not Basel.

mangoes
10-12-2005, 06:50 PM
Is Hewitt playing Madrid?

amierin
10-12-2005, 06:51 PM
I just read a rumor that Fed may miss Paris too...

Sorry not sure about Huey but I read he just had surgery.

mangoes
10-12-2005, 06:52 PM
I just read a rumor that Fed may miss Paris too...

Sorry not sure about Huey but I read he just had surgery.


Hewitt had surgery?

Castafiore
10-12-2005, 06:54 PM
I just read a rumor that Fed may miss Paris too...

Yes, according to the article on page 1, he's sure to miss Madrid and Basel. Maybe Paris but they're hopeful for Shanghai.

oneandonlyhsn
10-12-2005, 06:55 PM
oh no :sad:

alfonsojose
10-12-2005, 06:55 PM
JesusFed is so generous :angel:

RogiNie
10-12-2005, 06:57 PM
:tape: :tape:
strategic fake injury from Federer again
it sounds better saying "I'm injured" than to say "I need a break" when explaining for not playing a home event

:rolleyes:

Galaxystorm
10-12-2005, 07:10 PM
Hewitt had surgery?

Yes, he had a surgery on a toe

oneandonlyhsn
10-12-2005, 07:21 PM
:tape: :tape:
strategic fake injury from Federer again
it sounds better saying "I'm injured" than to say "I need a break" when explaining for not playing a home event

:rolleyes: No wonder everyone calls you a Nazi troll

amierin
10-12-2005, 07:22 PM
Think the indoor European tourney directors will start putting pressure on the rest of their brethren about the length of the season? The Austrians had a sh** fit about Nadal pulling out. Let's see what the people running Basel and Paris have to say.

Purple Rainbow
10-12-2005, 07:29 PM
Anybody claiming that Federer is faking this injury really need to get a life. :mad:
This is just sheer bad luck and has little to do with the length of the season. Federer had a long break after Wimbledon. Sufficient to pull him through the indoor season.
I was really hoping for Federer to add a few titles to his already magnificent season. Hopefully he'll be back soon! Get well, Roger!

JBrocks
10-12-2005, 07:32 PM
:(

case
10-12-2005, 07:38 PM
so federer is gone. Im confused-Hewitt, Safin who else is missing in action for the Masters?

shotgun
10-12-2005, 07:41 PM
I don't mean to disrespect Federer fans, but this is great news. This year, all the big tournaments titles went to Federer or Nadal, with the exception of Safin winning the Aussie Open. Since Nadal blows hard on indoors, and Safin won't be playing Madrid either, guess we'll have a new champion here, and that's great for the circuit competition!

sierra91
10-12-2005, 07:42 PM
http://foxsports.news.com.au/story/0,8659,16904763-23216,00.html

Federer Paris Masters doubt
October 13, 2005

A RIGHT foot ligament injury has Roger Federer in doubt for this month's Paris Masters.

The Wimbledon and US Open champion has already pulled out of tournaments in Madrid and Basel after tearing a ligament in training.

The Swiss star does not need surgery to correct the problem, and should be fit to defend his Masters Cup title in Shanghai next month, his lawyer, Sr Bernhard Christen, said overnight.Agence France-Presse

Galaxystorm
10-12-2005, 07:44 PM
so federer is gone. Im confused-Hewitt, Safin who else is missing in action for the Masters?

Federer, Safin , Agassi ( according spanish press ) are out , and Hewitt's presence is doubtful

Jennay
10-12-2005, 07:45 PM
Darn, someone else will win a big tournament. :tape:

In all seriousness, is there any way to 'cure' this recurring foot problem for Federer? It has bothered him multiple times throughout the year.

amierin
10-12-2005, 07:46 PM
Federer, Safin , Agassi ( according spanish press ) are out , and Hewitt's presence is doubtful

Is Agassi qualified for Shanghai? If he is I doubt we'll see him before then.

Galaxystorm
10-12-2005, 07:49 PM
Is Agassi qualified for Shanghai? If he is I doubt we'll see him before then.

Agassi isn't mathematically qualified yet, but he will be there without doubt because his points are enough, although he didn't play more tournaments before Shanghai

case
10-12-2005, 07:51 PM
It sounds like the top five has to be the weakest link! Maybe they should alot more points at the end of the season to encourage end of the year showing up.

amierin
10-12-2005, 08:00 PM
It sounds like the top five has to be the weakest link! Maybe they should alot more points at the end of the season to encourage end of the year showing up.

Yep. I didn't mean to imply FedEx's injury isn't real. I just think that with all the furor in the press recently because of the top players pulling out something will have to be done to entice the big boys to play at the end of year tourneys. I mean the Austrians all but declared war on Spain because Nadal pulled out. Weighing the end of year events a little more heavily might do the trick.

Alvarillo
10-12-2005, 08:01 PM
Roger, Andre, Lleyton, Marat won't play Madrid - OFFICIAL :mad:
every year the same story, i think Madrid will host only another year because to pay a lot of money to see how stars injures or don't want to play cos are tired ....

Galaxystorm
10-12-2005, 08:10 PM
Robby Ginepri only needs one more withdrawal ( ¿ Gasquet ? ) or the special exempt vacant to enter in the main draw , then it seems that Ginepri will be in Madrid too.

RogiFan88
10-12-2005, 08:32 PM
I don't mean to disrespect Federer fans, but this is great news. This year, all the big tournaments titles went to Federer or Nadal, with the exception of Safin winning the Aussie Open. Since Nadal blows hard on indoors, and Safin won't be playing Madrid either, guess we'll have a new champion here, and that's great for the circuit competition!

Rafa is still playing Madrid and he could very well win it now -- sorry to dampen your enthusiasm altho you are right in a way, it is a HUGE opportunity for someone other than Rogi to win this TMS.

Sjengster
10-12-2005, 08:46 PM
This is getting ridiculous. I'm convinced Basel is going to become the albatross around his neck like Vina del Mar was for Rios, be it through injury or final defeats. Well, he has an excellent chance of emulating McEnroe's 1984 win-loss record now... if he shows up healthy for the TMC and manages to go undefeated again. I just find it infuriating that he yet again has to miss out on a surface that is very good for his game, and waste a golden opportunity for some more ranking points that would come in handy next year. This may have been an accident, but is it any coincidence that it's the feet again? There is a definite, sustained weakness there.

adee-gee
10-12-2005, 08:52 PM
Excellent, Madrid is at least competitive now :)

Sjengster
10-12-2005, 08:54 PM
An injury to a top player is not excellent news, maybe I should rub my hands with glee if Nadal has to pull out of a big claycourt event next year.

Galaxystorm
10-12-2005, 08:55 PM
Excellent, Madrid is at least competitive now :)

Could you imagine an AMS without Carla ?? :scared:

Coria, be a good boy and do not get injured ;)

adee-gee
10-12-2005, 08:56 PM
An injury to a top player is not excellent news, maybe I should rub my hands with glee if Nadal has to pull out of a big claycourt event next year.

I wasn't being 100% serious. But lets be honest, he had the title in the bag so at least it makes it more interesting at least.

adee-gee
10-12-2005, 08:57 PM
Could you imagine an AMS without Carla ?? :scared:

Coria, be a good boy and do not get injured ;)

The cameramen at the Masters Series always take a liking to Carla, its great :D

ExpectedWinner
10-12-2005, 09:00 PM
Excellent, Madrid is at least competitive now :)

Should I read- Madrid is the least competitive now? ;)

adee-gee
10-12-2005, 09:02 PM
Should I read- Madrid is the least competitive now? ;)

Huh :confused:

joske
10-12-2005, 09:03 PM
aww poor Roger.. altho for one moment I thought the thread name was ''Federer injured.. will only win 1 Grand Slam and 58 other tourneys next year'' :confused:

neways hope he gets better soon...ish :devil: :o

shotgun
10-12-2005, 09:06 PM
Rafa is still playing Madrid and he could very well win it now -- sorry to dampen your enthusiasm altho you are right in a way, it is a HUGE opportunity for someone other than Rogi to win this TMS.

If Rafa wins Madrid, the ATP should just cancel the rest of the tournaments to be played this year, send off the remaining 6 players that qualify for Shanghai, and rearrange the Masters Cup as the 2005 Challenge: Federer vs. Nadal - a best of 5 sets match.

:banghead: :yawn:

jtipson
10-12-2005, 09:12 PM
The cameramen at the Masters Series always take a liking to Carla, its great :D

Do you think so? I find their habit of seeking out women in the crowd that they fancy rather tiresome myself.

sigmagirl91
10-12-2005, 09:12 PM
Awww, Roger...:sad:

uNIVERSE mAN
10-12-2005, 09:55 PM
Replay of last year, he's missing the entire indoor curcuit and will show up at the Masters Cup.

uNIVERSE mAN
10-12-2005, 09:57 PM
sorry, didn't see the thread already active about this, disregard it.

Corey Feldman
10-12-2005, 10:00 PM
WTF Roger!!? what do you have against playing your best tennis/trying to win these same 3 events?? every fucking year..
Truelly depressing news
this time of season is a disaster for Federer, two years in a row.. has to miss the same 3 events, and overall for the season he'll have missed 4 TMS and played a total of 15 tournaments, damn those feet of his.. what a let down.
these injuries to top players are getting outta hand and next weeks TMS Madrid is a complete joke, nothing more than a mickey mouse event, i remember this week 7 or 8 years ago in Stuttgart indoor would have the likes of sampras, becker, ivanisevic, kafelnikov, rios, rafter, chang.

Sjengster
10-12-2005, 10:01 PM
Do you think so? I find their habit of seeking out women in the crowd that they fancy rather tiresome myself.

This may be an issue where opinion is split upon gender lines. ;)

Bill Threlfall always trots out that anecdote about Italian cameramen hunting down the ladies in the crowds in Rome. Perhaps it's a Latin thing... I mean, the BBC cameramen make comparatively little effort in this direction.

JMG
10-12-2005, 10:35 PM
Federer wasn't injured during all the Grand Slams and I don't think that it will hurt him to miss a few MS events. There are tons of players who had more bad luck to be honest.

KoOlMaNsEaN
10-12-2005, 10:45 PM
All I care about is that he is healthy and fit for the Masters Cup so he can beat Johnny Mac's record of 80-3.

R.Federer
10-12-2005, 10:58 PM
Do you think it's real, or he just knows he locked up the #1 and wants a vacation?

I think there could be some truth to this, although I do not expect him to let down the Basel crowd just for relaxation purposes. But Madrid and Paris yes, I would think it is possible. Still, a foot ligament is serious. I hope he recovers soon

He has his eyes probably already set on 2006, and is probably uninterested in setting more records of T.M.S won in a year, streaks, etc.

Get well soon Roge!

Mechlan
10-12-2005, 11:03 PM
I think there could be some truth to this, although I do not expect him to let down the Basel crowd just for relaxation purposes. But Madrid and Paris yes, I would think it is possible. Still, a foot ligament is serious. I hope he recovers soon

He has his eyes probably already set on 2006, and is probably uninterested in setting more records of T.M.S won in a year, streaks, etc.


But as others have pointed out, not playing and getting a little cushion in the rankings now could well mean he will lose #1 early next year.

That's really unfortunate, especially as he said he had plenty left in the tank following the US Open. But the important thing is to stay healthy, so I hope he recovers fully and comes back soon.

Corey Feldman
10-12-2005, 11:26 PM
I think there could be some truth to this, although I do not expect him to let down the Basel crowd just for relaxation purposes. But Madrid and Paris yes, I would think it is possible. Still, a foot ligament is serious. I hope he recovers soon
He has his eyes probably already set on 2006, and is probably uninterested in setting more records of T.M.S won in a year, streaks, etc.

apparently he's in crutches already, and may go to Madrid next week, only to do a press conference.
im sure he's injured, but he is obsessed with the TMC, every year... and its a great event to be obsessed for, but its like he's so cautios he doesnt even wanna play any of the indoor events the month before a TMC begins...last time he did play them in 2003, he played poorly in them all.
he's having great years and doing it when it matters = Grand slams,
but at 24 years old he's already looking like he's gonna be a 14/15 events per year ala sampras and agassi kind of player, only with them.... they started doing that when they was near 30 and had marriage/family commitments.
Sort it out Roger, how many 6 weeks breaks do you need a year geez.

jenanun
10-12-2005, 11:33 PM
if i were him, i would skip those tournments as well, not because its not important, but time to rest and prepare to stay at no.1 spot for the following year..

its important not to overplay at this stage, to keep healthy and fit, so he can has a long career and break more records!!! he is clever in planning his schedule...

to be honest, who (the player) really cares about letting down the fans? everyone does that! once they have got the points they need, just will make up something and skip it. in fact, sometimes its the key for long term success...

and he has broken the record of most TMS in 1 year, so he can leave room for himself to break more record next year!

and now, tennis become more interesting, without federer, its now unpredictable who is going to win!

plus opening a chance.... to see who is the lucky guy that can win the first master this year apart from nadal and federer....

unless nadal is gonig to win them... hm.... unlikely but not impossible...

good luck to all players to play in those 2 tournments!

Corey Feldman
10-12-2005, 11:40 PM
and now, tennis become more interesting, without federer, its now unpredictable who is going to win!

plus opening a chance.... to see who is the lucky guy that can win the first master this year apart from nadal and federer....
off course if your not a fed fan , its great...
but to say its more interesting when Federer WD'S from a TMS event that already had so many top starts missing is weird, madrid is just another mickey mouse week, and there are plenty of them in a year, like this week.

Jimnik
10-12-2005, 11:46 PM
Again?!
I don't think anyone is surprised. It was obviously ambitious of him to try to play 3 tournaments in a row at the end of the season, especially since he always progresses to the latter stages of each. I think the day he's no longer world no.1 will be the day he starts turning up to these tournaments.

With Safin out as well, we could see an interesting result. This tournament is very important in deciding who will be world no.3, Hewitt or Roddick, and off course Nadal will be extra determined to win on home soil. Maybe Rafa and Roger are still destined to take all the Masters Series Shields this year. In any case, it looks as though Andy and Lleyton will find it easier to seal their positions in the top 4 of the entry rankings.

But does anybody else here think that we could now see a completely random winner of AMS Madrid? Ljubicic, Nalbandian, Ginepri, Gasquet or Hrbaty maybe?

lunahielo
10-12-2005, 11:47 PM
Pobrecito :sad:

Jogy
10-12-2005, 11:49 PM
:rolleyes: No wonder everyone calls you a Nazi troll
I'm honest about that and I for certainly don't lose a single tear when Federer is out and taking again break. He has won enough and could play all important tournaments for years. There are players who have much more bad luck like Calleri, Costa and much others who have all the time injuries and players who had to end their career too early because of injury.

With Federer out it only mean that tennis is more interesting because you don't know who can win it. With Federer in tournament, no surprise because you know Federer wins it.

Skyward
10-12-2005, 11:50 PM
but at 24 years old he's already looking like he's gonna be a 14/15 events per year ala sampras and agassi kind of player, only with them.... they started doing that when they was near 30 and had marriage/family commitments.


In this case the number of tournaments doesn't matter. Federer has played an insane amount of matches for the last couple of years.

Corey Feldman
10-12-2005, 11:59 PM
In this case the number of tournaments doesn't matter. Federer has played an insane amount of matches for the last couple of years.
80 or so, thats not that insane... for most year end top 10 players.

in the 90's Kafelnikov played around 150+ matches a year for 5 years straight

Skyward
10-13-2005, 12:02 AM
80 or so, thats not that insane... for most year end top 10 players.

in the 90's Kafelnikov played around 150+ matches a year for 5 years straight

Yeah, and how many 1st and 2nd round matches did Kafelnikov lose? :rolleyes: Out of the top 10 players only Nadal's played more matches so far.

Carito_90
10-13-2005, 12:19 AM
So I think Roddick will win Bercy and Madrid - he will dramatically need it after USOPen and he have great chances to do this. For me his game is ideal to indoors

One would like to think that Roddick does have a bigger chance now but, look what happened in Montreal, when Roger pulled out :rolleyes:
Hopefully he'll do a good tourney... hopefully.

Regarding Roger, I would be completely sure he's just taking the season off because he wants some rest before the Masters Cup if it weren't for the fact that he's gonna be missing Basel. I don't think he would just because, really. So yeah, there's probably something going on on his right foot and it's not just an excuse.
Hope he gets better, though!

wowfed
10-13-2005, 12:48 AM
Excellent, Madrid is at least competitive now :)
How can any tournament where 3 of the top 5 are missing be competitive ?
But yes, I agree with you that this title was pretty much in Roger's pocket.its wide open for a lot of players now. Nadal playing at home could win Madrid. However I would put my money on Roddick or Ljubicic to win this one. This is Roddick's golden chance to win a masters event this year. If he plays like an Ass then he doesnt deserve to be in the top 5..

nobama
10-13-2005, 01:08 AM
Someone just posted on RF.com this morning an article where Roger said he was motivated and ready for Madrid. The article has since been deleted, but it was sort of a warning to the rest of the field. Also just a few days ago Roger did a telephone interview from his home where he discussed a range of topics from doping to the model ball girls in Madrid. So I don't believe for a second he's skipping out because he needs rest If he neede to rest he wouldn't have played in Thailand and done any press for Madrid.

He sure hasn't been lucky this time of year. But I remember last year he was doubtful for TMC and we all know what happened. I just hope it's nothing too serious. :sad:

nobama
10-13-2005, 01:23 AM
apparently he's in crutches already, and may go to Madrid next week, only to do a press conference.
im sure he's injured, but he is obsessed with the TMC, every year... and its a great event to be obsessed for, but its like he's so cautios he doesnt even wanna play any of the indoor events the month before a TMC begins...last time he did play them in 2003, he played poorly in them all.
he's having great years and doing it when it matters = Grand slams,
but at 24 years old he's already looking like he's gonna be a 14/15 events per year ala sampras and agassi kind of player, only with them.... they started doing that when they was near 30 and had marriage/family commitments.
Sort it out Roger, how many 6 weeks breaks do you need a year geez.This is really pathetic. If you're sure he's injured and you say he's on crutches then why are you ragging on him and complaining about him missing tournaments? Do you want him to play injured? I'm quite sure his intention was NOT to get injured. He made it quite clear after the US Open that he had taken his break in July/August and was ready to finish the rest of the season. So I find the assertion that he's just decided he needs another break or just wants to rest up for TMC absurd. This is what Roger said after the US Open:

"(I have the) Davis Cup in Geneva in 10 days' time," he said. "(I have) Bangkok straight after, (then) Madrid, in my hometown in Basel, Paris, then Shanghai. That's what I committed to. "Last year I pulled out of Madrid with fatigue ... (but) my plan is to play."AND...

"I took my rest after Wimbledon," he said. "I still feel very fresh. I have reserves left in my tank."

Corey Feldman
10-13-2005, 01:30 AM
i wasnt talking so much about NOW, i meant last 2 years in general

hablovah19
10-13-2005, 01:31 AM
poor fedex :sad::hug:

mandoura
10-13-2005, 01:38 AM
Do you think it's real, or he just knows he locked up the #1 and wants a vacation?

I was thinking the same thing. :D I guess it's ok.

Steerpike60
10-13-2005, 01:42 AM
I know that Roger is very disappointed to get injured, especially missing his home tournament again. Hopefully he will be fully healed to defend his Shanghai title. As for faking it...no way. He really wanted to play Basel after missing it last year and I highly doubt that he would want to enter Shanghai without any match play. Take care Roger and get well soon!

Dirk
10-13-2005, 01:44 AM
MY NINJA. :bigcry:

nobama
10-13-2005, 01:46 AM
I read somewhere that Roger was planning to arrive in Madrid on Thursday to do press duties. In one article I saw translated from Spanish Roger said that a Madrid final between him and Rafa would be "fantastic". This was the quote:

Federer: " A final between me and Rafael Nadal would be fantastic"

Q: How do you feel these days just before arriving to Madrid, looking for this Masters Series that until now you haven't been able to win?

Federer: Madrid was a tournament I really missed in 2004. And in 2003 I lost in semifinals to Ferrero in a fantastic match. I know that it would be fantastic and more interesting for everyone if Nadal and I played a match against each other, but it would have to be in the final, because the number 1 and the number 2 are very far apart in the play chart. It would be the match everyone is waiting for. Like playing against Agassi in the US or against Hewitt in Australia. I'd love it. Sure sounds like he intended to play to me. And I saw on his website the rumor that he will be giving a press conference in Madrid sometime before the tournament. Anyone else hear that?

JennyS
10-13-2005, 01:49 AM
Roger is probably being cautious, and if there is any good time to miss events, its this time. He's played a ton of matches, especially from January through June, so it makes sense that he's missing time now. IT's also kind of interesting that he has an injury at almost the exact time as last year. Heck, just like last year, he didn't play from Bangkok through the Masters. History may repeat itself again.

If Roger is "faking" this injury, then dropping Madrid and Paris, but not dropping Basel would look a little fishy. As much as he'd like to win that event, I don't think winning Basel not at the top of his priority list.

mandoura
10-13-2005, 02:00 AM
I think there could be some truth to this, although I do not expect him to let down the Basel crowd just for relaxation purposes. But Madrid and Paris yes, I would think it is possible. Still, a foot ligament is serious. I hope he recovers soon

He has his eyes probably already set on 2006, and is probably uninterested in setting more records of T.M.S won in a year, streaks, etc.

Get well soon Roge!

Before going deep into the thread, I agreed with KBF that maybe Roger's injury was not real.

Now that I know more, I think your post explains it much better.

Art&Soul
10-13-2005, 02:46 AM
ROGI :sad: Get well soon, i'm bored without u playing :sad:

fenomeno2111
10-13-2005, 02:59 AM
I do not think Federer is faking...but Agassi, Fed and Hewitt won't play Madrid

wcr
10-13-2005, 03:23 AM
When did I say he's a liar?

See your original quote below.

Do you think it's real, or he just knows he locked up the #1 and wants a vacation?

Your questioning the authenticity of Roger's claim. And, you are suggesting that his real motives are actually something else altogether. Why would you need to question Roger's claim and suggest his intentions are otherwise if you didn't think he was being less than, shall we say, truthful?

If you have reason to believe Roger's claim is fabricated, please advise. I've never heard of Roger pulling out of any tournament without just cause even when his physical condition warranted it. Perhaps you have?

Billabong
10-13-2005, 04:17 AM
Fed:sad: Get well soon, please, quickly:hug:!

LLeytonRules
10-13-2005, 04:38 AM
Was this a freak accident, its crazy if u asked me, just at the end of the season.Now u start to wonder if he will have future incidents, hopefully its not torn, which would be a problem.

I still cant believe this, what was he doing?Now people will start to question if Fed can stay healthy for the rest of his career.

Deboogle!.
10-13-2005, 04:39 AM
This may have been an accident, but is it any coincidence that it's the feet again? There is a definite, sustained weakness there.is it any coincidence that a lot of the people who have had foot problems wear nike shoes? Agassi had a toe problem earlier this year that caused him to pull out of a tourney where he was hitting the ball INCREDIBLY well, Hewitt has now had 2 surgeries on his feet this year. Seems like it's starting to be too many to be a coincidence?

Anyway, sucks for him to keep having to miss his home tourney. I'm sure he'll win it one day soon, though.

mandoura
10-13-2005, 05:21 AM
is it any coincidence that a lot of the people who have had foot problems wear nike shoes? Agassi had a toe problem earlier this year that caused him to pull out of a tourney where he was hitting the ball INCREDIBLY well, Hewitt has now had 2 surgeries on his feet this year. Seems like it's starting to be too many to be a coincidence?

Anyway, sucks for him to keep having to miss his home tourney. I'm sure he'll win it one day soon, though.

:eek: Funny you should say that Deb because my son never liked nike shoes. He says they tend to bend his big toe nail. He favors addidas, but winston shoes are his first choice.

Lee
10-13-2005, 05:50 AM
:eek: Funny you should say that Deb because my son never liked nike shoes. He says they tend to bend his big toe nail. He favors addidas, but winston shoes are his first choice.

This reminds me of the problem Hingis had with Tacchini shoes. She blamed her ankle injuries on the shoes and broke her contract.

mandoura
10-13-2005, 06:02 AM
This reminds me of the problem Hingis had with Tacchini shoes. She blamed her ankle injuries on the shoes and broke her contract.

Yes.

Puschkin
10-13-2005, 06:41 AM
Anybody claiming that Federer is faking this injury really need to get a life. :mad:


I agree. I feel that one of the titels he'd crave most is winning at home in Basel, such an emotional affair, he would never miss that opportunity deliberately. What a disappointment for Roger, the tourney and all the fans! :sad:

yanchr
10-13-2005, 06:45 AM
Roger :sad: Again :sad: We will not have you during the rest of the season until TMC probably :sad: I'd rather him just want more rest than really being injured, but I won't think he is the kind of a guy who would like to let his hometown fans down for the 2nd consecutive year...and he is on crutches :eek::eek::sad:

Take care Roger :hug:

Billy Moonshine
10-13-2005, 07:15 AM
Roger- U slackass!
Or r u hiding cos u know safin and nalby gonna whip your butt indoors?

oneandonlyhsn
10-13-2005, 07:35 AM
Roger- U slackass!
Or r u hiding cos u know safin and nalby gonna whip your butt indoors?

:rolleyes: Whatever, if you think that, you are dumber than you let on. Marat has been injured for so long he is no threat to anyone, and neither is Nalby at his current form

nobama
10-13-2005, 10:49 AM
is it any coincidence that a lot of the people who have had foot problems wear nike shoes? Agassi had a toe problem earlier this year that caused him to pull out of a tourney where he was hitting the ball INCREDIBLY well, Hewitt has now had 2 surgeries on his feet this year. Seems like it's starting to be too many to be a coincidence?

Anyway, sucks for him to keep having to miss his home tourney. I'm sure he'll win it one day soon, though.I thought it was his ankle that was injured and not the same problem he had earlier this year? :confused:

nobama
10-13-2005, 10:56 AM
See your original quote below.



Your questioning the authenticity of Roger's claim. And, you are suggesting that his real motives are actually something else altogether. Why would you need to question Roger's claim and suggest his intentions are otherwise if you didn't think he was being less than, shall we say, truthful?

If you have reason to believe Roger's claim is fabricated, please advise. I've never heard of Roger pulling out of any tournament without just cause even when his physical condition warranted it. Perhaps you have?I suppose the only way to satisfy some people is for him to show up in Madrid on crutches or something. What's so ridiculous about this is (as I posted earlier) after the US Open Roger said he was intending to play all these tournaments, that he took his rest after Wimbledon and was "fresh". Plus in some of the press he did last week/early this week he said that playing Nadal in the final of Madrid would be "fantastic". Why would he say this if his intention all along was to skip it to be rested for TMC? I could maybe understand him skipping one of these three tournaments (probably Paris) but not all three.

Alvarillo
10-13-2005, 12:06 PM
Roger isn't faking, yesterday i spoke with a man (important one) who works for the ATP and he told me that Roger injured, that is true and he's too sad for missing these indoors event, and i believe 100% my sources ;)

DDrago2
10-13-2005, 12:41 PM
Faking or not, I think Federer should definitely play lesser tournaments from next year. He clearly made something special of himself inside the tennis world and it would be a bit boring Federer to compete as all other players - he should enter less tournaments, appearing a bit in an "elitistic" way. I mean, he wins almost every tournament he enters - there is no point to enter all these events, he should appear only here and there. He should not allow to squander around his skills and class he achieved day-in-day-out, but save them only for important events. The way for Federer is to make him into an elite, extravagant figure that you don't see playing just anywhere.

nobama
10-13-2005, 01:03 PM
Roger isn't faking, yesterday i spoke with a man (important one) who works for the ATP and he told me that Roger injured, that is true and he's too sad for missing these indoors event, and i believe 100% my sources ;)I don't think he's faking this one either...maybe Rome or Canada was a case of needing "rest". But he had points to defend in Canada and at that time was not assured of ending the year #1, plus with his dismal track record in Cincy there was no guarantee he would make up those points there. I'm still amazed he managed to win Cincy because he was very rusty there playing below his level. I could see him skipping one of these three tournaments (probably Paris) to rest himself for TMC, but not all three.

uNIVERSE mAN
10-13-2005, 01:13 PM
I'm not positive if he'll play Paris even if he's ready to go by then, he takes his preparation seriously and if he's not practicing at the venue for at least three or four days he usually doesn't like to play there. The TMC is his big target, but he needs a little bit of match practice before he goes there, especially since the competition is going to be much stronger with the addition of Agassi, Nadal and a healthy Coria and Davydenko who are easily stronger than Moya, Henman and Gaudio.

yanchr
10-13-2005, 02:05 PM
Faking or not, I think Federer should definitely play lesser tournaments from next year. He clearly made something special of himself inside the tennis world and it would be a bit boring Federer to compete as all other players - he should enter less tournaments, appearing a bit in an "elitistic" way. I mean, he wins almost every tournament he enters - there is no point to enter all these events, he should appear only here and there. He should not allow to squander around his skills and class he achieved day-in-day-out, but save them only for important events. The way for Federer is to make him into an elite, extravagant figure that you don't see playing just anywhere.
If he pulls out of Paris again and only appears in Shanghai in the end, he will have only participated in the 4 Grand Slams, 5 TMSes, 5 other tournaments, and TMC. That is by no means many. The thing is, he goes deep into each and every tournament which really means a lot of matches to play. But when you enter a tournament, you simply expect to do well there.

BreakPointAce
10-13-2005, 02:24 PM
That's true. Going deep into a tourney can be taxing to say the least. If you make it to the semis or finals in 10 tourneys, you're obviously doing better than 99% of the other players out there and that can take a lot more out of you than going to 20 tourneys and leaving in the first or second round.

gillian
10-13-2005, 02:44 PM
Ooooh. This is disappointing. Heal fast Roger!

nobama
10-13-2005, 06:24 PM
I'm not positive if he'll play Paris even if he's ready to go by then, he takes his preparation seriously and if he's not practicing at the venue for at least three or four days he usually doesn't like to play there. The TMC is his big target, but he needs a little bit of match practice before he goes there, especially since the competition is going to be much stronger with the addition of Agassi, Nadal and a healthy Coria and Davydenko who are easily stronger than Moya, Henman and Gaudio.All the more reason why I don't think he's faking anything. Sure he'll be rested for TMC but he'll probably be rusty too. OK last year he didn't have a problem. But this year who knows. I'm sure he'd like to have some match practice in on the faster/indoor surfaces. I wish he would be able to play in Paris, but my guess is he'll skip all three and just play TMC. I think he'd have to be told he'd face long-term serious injury not to play TMC.

cmccomiskey
10-13-2005, 10:55 PM
Roger, I have just heard about these horrible foot injuries today, and it makes me sad...... :sad:

I was really looking forward to these indoor tournaments, too! Of course, being in USA, I wouldn't have been able to see him play on TV anyway. But, I would have still followed his progress like the devoted fan that I am.

Anyway, get well soon, Roger! :yeah:

Adman
10-14-2005, 11:40 AM
It was confimed that Federer won't play at Basel, but they say that he will play in Paris and the Tennis Masters Cup.

Lets hope he gets better soon!!

robinhood
10-14-2005, 11:48 AM
On the other hand, thank goodness he doesn't get injured during a match.

MissMoJo
10-14-2005, 12:09 PM
It was confimed that Federer won't play at Basel, but they say that he will play in Paris and the Tennis Masters Cup.

Lets hope he gets better soon!!
:sad: I really hope he's better by then, and well enough to defend his masters title *sigh* any kind of injury is worrying, but especially when it has to do with his foot again. Anyway, just come back well rested and healthy, rogi.

Pea
10-14-2005, 01:06 PM
Why are Rogi's withdrawals always at least 3 pages long?

RogiFan88
10-14-2005, 01:15 PM
who knows? people s just be happy he's not playing a tournament or two or three...

Daniel
10-16-2005, 09:23 PM
Get well my cute Roger :D :hug:

NYCtennisfan
10-16-2005, 11:21 PM
Don't worry, the King will be back and strong.

Castafiore
10-17-2005, 09:27 AM
http://www.diariosur.es/pg051017/prensa/fotos/200510/17/028D1UL-DDD-P1_1.jpg

Source: www.diarosur.es

oneandonlyhsn
10-17-2005, 09:31 AM
http://www.diariosur.es/pg051017/prensa/fotos/200510/17/028D1UL-DDD-P1_1.jpg

Source: www.diarosur.es

:awww: Heal soon my sweetie, I miss him and Safin so much its so :sad:

Pea
10-17-2005, 09:45 AM
http://www.diariosur.es/pg051017/prensa/fotos/200510/17/028D1UL-DDD-P1_1.jpg

Source: www.diarosur.es

:sad: Recover quickly, ninja.:bowdown:

And is that a scarf or a brace around his neck?

nobama
10-17-2005, 11:22 AM
:sad: Recover quickly, ninja.:bowdown:

And is that a scarf or a brace around his neck?It looks like a scarf. Where was this photo taken? If it's Switzerland is it cold there right now?

Mrs. B
10-17-2005, 11:26 AM
Roger was in Zürich yesterday watching his local team FCB play FCZ.
yesterday's temp was 12 degrees Celsius.

nobama
10-17-2005, 11:37 AM
Roger was in Zürich yesterday watching his local team FCB play FCZ.
yesterday's temp was 12 degrees Celsius.Ok that's 54°F...seems a bit warm to be bundled up with a scarf. I hope he doesn't have a cold or something too.

nobama
10-17-2005, 11:43 AM
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a377/jsnash/roger_fcbasel.jpg

avocadoe
10-17-2005, 12:12 PM
Must be a good game or all the people would be staring at Roger, lol, I know I would have been :)

lunahielo
10-17-2005, 12:29 PM
Looks like everyone is wrapped up.

Castafiore
10-21-2005, 10:42 AM
Federer doubt

COULD Roger Federer’s ligament injury be worse than first feared? The Swiss world No 1 would miss the rest of the year if an operation is required on the damage sustained in a routine practice session two weeks ago.

Federer withdrew from the Masters in Madrid and he will not play his home-town tournament in Basle next week. But a whisper gathering strength yesterday is that he has damaged three ligaments, one significantly worse than the other two, and that an operation cannot be ruled out.
Link to the entire article: The Times - 21/10/2005 (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,5205-1835698,00.html)
It's just a rumor at the moment so let's hope for the best.

oneandonlyhsn
10-21-2005, 10:45 AM
Link to the entire article: The Times - 21/10/2005 (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,5205-1835698,00.html)
It's just a rumor at the moment so let's hope for the best.

This sucks :sobbing: Roger get well soon plz

bavaria100
10-21-2005, 11:40 AM
That would be horrible. Get well soon Roger!

avocadoe
10-21-2005, 12:08 PM
I am officially worried :( :( :(

mallorn
10-21-2005, 12:38 PM
I read it on some other forum two days ago, I think. What really worries me is that there has been no dementi from Roger’s camp, has there? Wouldn’t they want to deny such a rumour asap :confused: Very upsetting.

nobama
10-21-2005, 12:43 PM
Hopefully he'll say something next week if he shows up at the tournament in Basel.

TenHound
10-22-2005, 05:00 AM
No point in saying anything until medical decision is made, but torn ligaments are often sutured. Will he be rehabbed & in peak form for AO??

nobama
10-22-2005, 12:37 PM
No point in saying anything until medical decision is made, but torn ligaments are often sutured. Will he be rehabbed & in peak form for AO??But if he shows up at the tournament in Basel he will be asked about Paris and Shanghai. He'll have to say something. Unless he decides not to show up.

Alvarillo
10-22-2005, 04:40 PM
In his press conference today in Madrid Rafa told that has spoken with Roger, the swiis told him that he will be in Shanghai but he probably won't play Paris AMS

amierin
10-22-2005, 04:42 PM
In his press conference today in Madrid Rafa has spoken with Roger, the swiis told him that he will be in Shanghai but he probably won't play Paris AMS

IMO no surprise. I am struggling with ligament damage in my left knee and it is no joke. Mine are not even torn, just stretched a little and man does it hurt.

Glad to know these guys talk to each other like human beings off the court unlike Sampras who avoided his fellow players like the plague. :)

Clara Bow
10-22-2005, 04:58 PM
Glad to know these guys talk to each other like human beings off the court unlike Sampras who avoided his fellow players like the plague.

It is great that they do talk to one another. Roger just seems so well liked by his fellow players and Nadal seems to deeply admire him (almost to the point of idolization).

Well- I hope he does indeed make it Shanghai fully recovered. The year-end finals would not seem nearly as relevant with the world's dominant number one. Plus- I would just miss him.

I really hope that Hewitt and Safin are there as well. I am surprised at how much I have missed Lleyton this year.

RonE
10-22-2005, 05:04 PM
In his press conference today in Madrid Rafa told that has spoken with Roger, the swiis told him that he will be in Shanghai but he probably won't play Paris AMS

Thats good to know. Let's hope that the rumours on an operation are just that- rumours.

Also very nice to see that two top players stay in touch when not playing together in an event. Sadly this is very rare occurence.

lunahielo
10-22-2005, 05:08 PM
This news sounds good.

yanchr
10-22-2005, 05:11 PM
In his press conference today in Madrid Rafa told that has spoken with Roger, the swiis told him that he will be in Shanghai but he probably won't play Paris AMS
Thanks so much for this info :D This at least eases me a little bit no matter what the truth turns out to be :p

nobama
10-22-2005, 05:14 PM
It is great that they do talk to one another. Roger just seems so well liked by his fellow players and Nadal seems to deeply admire him (almost to the point of idolization). James Blake said when he broke his neck in Rome last year Roger was the only non-American player to send him a get well message in the hospital. A couple of his fellow American players came to see him in the hospital. But other than that nothing from any other player except Roger. Just proves that you can be the best, be #1 and still be a nice guy.


Well- I hope he does indeed make it Shanghai fully recovered - though the news is sounding worse. The year-end finals would not seem nearly as relevant with the world's dominant number one. Plus- I would just miss him.

I really hope that Hewitt and Safin are there as well. I am surprised at how much I have missed Lleyton this year.Well if Roger told Rafa he would be in Shanghai that is good news. Yeah it would suck if he and Marat and Lleyton weren't there. In fact it sucks right now that none of them are playing. And that Andy can't seem to get past R1 these days.

Clara Bow
10-22-2005, 05:41 PM
Just proves that you can be the best, be #1 and still be a nice guy.

Here are some of Rafa's thoughts on Roger from a Reuters article...very sweet.

A victory on Sunday would allow him to equal Federer's record of four Masters victories and 11 ATP titles this year.

"For me it's incredible to have reached another Master Series final and even more so given that it is indoors and in Madrid," Nadal told a news conference on Saturday.

"I would dearly love to win an 11th title this year and it would be brilliant, well, just incredible to win a fourth Masters title like Federer.

"But if you look at the statistics he is still clearly the best as he has only lost three matches this year."

Nadal said he had been on the telephone to Federer asking how he was recovering from the ankle injury that ruled him out of the Madrid tournament.

"I spoke to him the other day and he said he'd love to be able to play in (the Masters Cup in) Shanghai and for the good of tennis I hope he's there," said Nadal.

"Although we are rivals I've got a good relationship with him because he's a great person and very easy going and that's important."

cecilija
10-22-2005, 05:55 PM
:D nice news
In his press conference today in Madrid Rafa told that has spoken with Roger, the swiis told him that he will be in Shanghai but he probably won't play Paris AMS

ExpectedWinner
10-22-2005, 06:18 PM
There's a big difference between "would love to be playing" and "will be playing", no? My "translation" is Federer is out for the rest of the year.

RonE
10-22-2005, 06:22 PM
There's a big difference between " would love to be playing" and " will be playing", no? My "translation" is Federer is out for the rest of the year.

Yes, subtle but not insignificant point :(

yanchr
10-22-2005, 06:44 PM
There's a big difference between "would love to be playing" and "will be playing", no? My "translation" is Federer is out for the rest of the year.
My translation is he hopes he can make Shanghai, but have yet to see. There is still hope at least...

euroka1
10-22-2005, 06:45 PM
Something could be lost in translation. Rafa's command of English has not yet reached that level of refinement!

ExpectedWinner
10-22-2005, 06:59 PM
Something could be lost in translation. Rafa's command of English has not yet reached that level of refinement!

Then why the hell is he calling to a non Spanish talking person without an interpreter? :fiery: Just kidding. :angel:

ExpectedWinner
10-22-2005, 07:07 PM
My translation is he hopes he can make Shanghai, but have yet to see. There is still hope at least...

To be honest, I don't care about the rest of the year. Of course, points are important for holding the No1 position, but eventually it''ll come down to 2006 results. Thus, if there's a surgery in sight, it's time to do it now and start working asap on rehabilitation process keeping in mind the AO deadline.

Flibbertigibbet
10-22-2005, 07:15 PM
Nadal strikes me as a real nice kid off the court, and then this blazing (not necessarily unsportive) competitor on court... Kind of funny sometimes. But yeah, I was really hoping that Federer would be playing in Shanghai, but the latest rumors/news have dulled my confidence in it.

yanchr
10-22-2005, 07:19 PM
To be honest, I don't care about the rest of the year. Of course, points are important for holding the No1 position, but eventually it''ll come down to 2006 results. Thus, if there's a surgery in sight, it's time to do it now and start working asap on rehabilitation process keeping in mind the AO deadline.
I fully understand and agree with you here, but it's totally a different story if you have the TMC tickets in your hand already long ago just for him, and to know probably you don't know when will be your next chance to be able to see him live if you miss this one...

mallorn
10-22-2005, 07:23 PM
Something could be lost in translation. Rafa's command of English has not yet reached that level of refinement!
In the article posted by Clara Bow Rafa’s words were translated from the Spanish part of the press conference. Here it is again from the official site:
Q. You were saying you spoke to Federer the other day. Was that on the telephone?
Yeah, I spoke to him on the phone. I asked him how he was feeling with his ankle, he had a problem. He was wearing crutches still, but he hopes to be in Shanghai. He wishes to be there.
So it seems it’s still up in the air.

lucashg
10-22-2005, 07:24 PM
It is great that they do talk to one another. Roger just seems so well liked by his fellow players and Nadal seems to deeply admire him (almost to the point of idolization).

Nadal seems such a nice person outside the courts, why can't he act like that inside one I don't get. He isn't rude, or anything - but his whole behavior just turns me off. Well, nice those comments on Roger and fairplay between them both.

Well- I hope he does indeed make it Shanghai fully recovered. The year-end finals would not seem nearly as relevant with the world's dominant number one. Plus- I would just miss him.

No kidding. It's been bad enough these AMS he's missing, Shanghai would be just plain pointless.

As much as I wanna see him back already, we all know his health is more important at the moment and he should take how much time he needs. It's strange some people actually thought he was just taking a break because he already locked #1 for the year. I mean, I doubted since the beginning he'd do that to those three tournaments he's yet to play as #1 (one being his hometown tournament) and TMC.

His injury seems serious for the time being, but hopefully it's just a scare and no surgery will be needed. Get well soon, Rogi!

I really hope that Hewitt and Safin are there as well. I am surprised at how much I have missed Lleyton this year.

OMG, me too. I disliked Hewitt a lot, now I actually miss him, and have been since Miami. He has to play to remind me how much I don't like him, dammit. And even Andy! Ok, he's still playing, but barely. :tape: :(

I hope Safin is there too. Is Agassi okay, by the way? Haven't heard of him and his "excuses" for not playing Madrid and Paris, is he injured?

nobama
10-22-2005, 07:28 PM
To be honest, I don't care about the rest of the year. Of course, points are important for holding the No1 position, but eventually it''ll come down to 2006 results. Thus, if there's a surgery in sight, it's time to do it now and start working asap on rehabilitation process keeping in mind the AO deadline.Mind you, Roger hasn't said anything about surgery, nor did Nadal in his brief comments today. All we have is a tidbit posted in the London Times and who knows where that information came from.

ExpectedWinner
10-22-2005, 07:49 PM
Mind you, Roger hasn't said anything about surgery, nor did Nadal in his brief comments today.

To be honest, I don't expect Federer to treat Nadal as a priest and to tell him everything about the injury. The cautious " I'd love to play" is exactly what you say to a rival when you don't want to reveal anything.

nobama
10-22-2005, 08:42 PM
Here's what Roger said last year a couple of weeks before TMC Houston. To me those comments sound more depressing than anything he's said so far this year. And of course we all know what happened last year...

This is a big blow for me," said Federer, winner of three Grand Slam titles this season.

"I hope I can play in Houston but I don't know. I know it will be very tight, very difficult and I don't want to take too much risk."

Federer was due to play in the Swiss Indoors in his hometown Basel but suffered the injury during practice on Monday.

"It's a huge, huge disappointment for me, obviously," said Federer. "I've been to this tournament many, many times both as a player and a ballboy.

"I really thought I had a big chance to win this year."

The 23-year-old has been told by doctors to rest for 10 to 14 days, meaning he is almost certain to miss next week's Paris Masters.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/3956873.stm

nobama
10-24-2005, 10:58 AM
Well Roger had dinner with Lindsay Davenport the other night in Zurich. So maybe that's a hopeful sign...

Lindsay Davenport: "The whole week was very tough especially the first set in the final. It was a really up and down match and a very close tie-break and after winning the first set I found my consistency, could break Patty and finally won the match. This tournament is huge and I’m very happy that I could win it once more. I’ve always played well here and it’s nice to come back to a place where I’m so successful.

"It was a struggle to win here. I mean it was not the easiest tournament to win. I had some problems in the beginning of this week but I could improve my tennis and today I played very good. To play against her (Patty Schnyder) is really tough because she mixes the balls very well, I mean every ball has a different spin or is played with a different height. You never get into your rhythm but finally I could win the big points today."

"The struggle for being the number one is going on between Kim and me and I think it will be determined in Los Angeles. We both had a great year and I think who will better perform at the Championship will be number one and will deserving it."

"If I’m playing the next year as successful as this year and if I stay healthy and happy, I definitely will come back next year to Zurich. I have really good memories of Switzerland, especially because I had won the first title on clay of my career in Lucerne."

"I will go home tomorrow and I will enjoy the evening as I did yesterday. I went out with Roger Federer and his girlfriend to an Italian restaurant at the Bahnhofstrasse. I like the Swiss speciality and probably I will try Raclette this evening."

Galaxystorm
10-24-2005, 01:51 PM
Nadal has said today about his phone call with Roger : " He told me that he trusts to be in Shanghai, but his presence isn't sure "

landoud
10-24-2005, 02:03 PM
toooooooo bad to know.... get well soon roger

Castafiore
12-30-2005, 03:54 PM
This doesn't have anything to do with Basel but with injury worries (it's not worth opening an new thread for this)

Today, somebody posted this on the BBC tennis message board:
According to l'equipe, a serious newspaper doing a job no other does, Federer is still injured (or not 100%) despite his month rest since Shangai's final.
Can anybody confirm this or does anybody of the loyal Fed fans have more info?

bokehlicious
12-30-2005, 04:04 PM
This doesn't have anything to do with Basel but with injury worries (it's not worth opening an new thread for this)

Today, somebody posted this on the BBC tennis message board:

Can anybody confirm this or does anybody of the loyal Fed fans have more info?

Sounds like a rumor, I haven't read that in L'Equipe... This newspaper uses to be pretty "trash" with Roger but I really doubt about that... Let's wait 3 days and see on court ;)

amierin
12-30-2005, 04:13 PM
Does Roger have a ton of points to defend from this time of year?

jtipson
12-30-2005, 04:20 PM
Does Roger have a ton of points to defend from this time of year?

Yep, he won Doha last year - 250.