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Roger vs. Ljubicic, RR, Masters Cup 2005

Mrs. B
11-15-2005, 08:32 AM
...an extra thread to cheer Roger against the big server. prolly his most important match, so C'MONNNNNN, ROGER!!!!!!!

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Carol Crowe
11-15-2005, 10:02 AM
Hi Eva! :wavey:

I'll be sooooo glad when this match is over! Ljuby is the only opponent that bothers me....but once Roger comes through this Match then he's home and dry as far as I'm concerned, and all the others might just as well pack their bags and go home!!

The butterflies might be rampant just now, but my heart will be with you Roger all the way!!!! :) :) :)

GO ROGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:clap2: :clap2: :clap2: :clap2: :clap2:

Mrs. B
11-15-2005, 10:07 AM
Hi, Carol! :hug:

yes, i'm getting restless, less than an hour to go and i'm taking my lunch break in front of the tv here at the office! Hopp, Roger!!!

tschaeggy
11-15-2005, 10:24 AM
only one half hour to go....................
HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOP ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm getting more and more nervous, but hey, he will do it :yeah:

R.Federer
11-15-2005, 10:26 AM
How many people here ready to watch?
I am on Eastern Time, wake up soooo early!
Hopp Roge
Win This!

El Legenda
11-15-2005, 10:31 AM
Hello Roger Fans :) I come in peace. I cant wait for this match to start. 30min away. Its 4:30am here. i been up all night working on paper due at 8am, and didnt want to go to sleep if i did i would miss the match by waking up right before class. well anyways should be a great match. good luck to both. :)

Nocko
11-15-2005, 10:35 AM
Hi all, hi Eva!!
I am ready!! :woohoo:
It's prime time! Start time is 8pm here! :D And just now I'm back from work.

:banana: :banana: Go Roger Go!! :banana: :banana:

R.Federer
11-15-2005, 10:43 AM
Hi Mike Jones!!!!
May the best man win ;)
I hope it is a good match. ivan gave Roge some trouble in the beginning of the year, he can definitely hang with him, but we all here hope Roge wins!

El Legenda
11-15-2005, 10:48 AM
Hi Mike Jones!!!!
May the best man win ;)
I hope it is a good match. ivan gave Roge some trouble in the beginning of the year, he can definitely hang with him, but we all here hope Roge wins!

how about a deal, Ivan wins today and Roger beats Ivan in the final :lol: ;)

prima donna
11-15-2005, 10:49 AM
Forza Roger! Take care of business and continue to look flawless while you do it as always. :)

R.Federer
11-15-2005, 10:53 AM
how about a deal, Ivan wins today and Roger beats Ivan in the final :lol: ;)

Although I would prefer Roge go undefeated again, your deal is not a bad one!
Oh God, I am getting that nervous feeling in my stomach again. I hate that!

Mrs. B
11-15-2005, 10:54 AM
sending positive vibes to Roger... +++++++++++++

Go, Ninja!!!! http://www.cosgan.de/images/smilie/sportlich/n015.gif

prima donna
11-15-2005, 10:54 AM
Don't sell your soul!

Puschkin
11-15-2005, 10:55 AM
only one half hour to go....................
HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOP ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm getting more and more nervous, but hey, he will do it :yeah:

my feelings exactly :wavey:

R.Federer
11-15-2005, 11:00 AM
It's on !!!!
Cliff drysdale covering it

TennisGrandSlam
11-15-2005, 11:01 AM
I hope the result

Roger - winning, winning and winning!

R.Federer
11-15-2005, 11:01 AM
Still wearing black thing around ankle for support
Hopp Roge!

Mrs. B
11-15-2005, 11:02 AM
Roger in Ninja mode, wearing a black headband!

Puschkin
11-15-2005, 11:09 AM
Roger in Ninja mode, wearing a black headband!

The Basel colour ;) , nothing can go wrong anymore.

R.Federer
11-15-2005, 11:09 AM
Roge serving first, Allez!!!!

R.Federer
11-15-2005, 11:12 AM
Both start off well
Roge seems fine on foot, Touch Wood!
1-0
ROGE!

R.Federer
11-15-2005, 11:25 AM
OH MY GOODNESS!@!!!

Did you see those two shots at 15-15 and 30-15? I thought ivan did great to get them back with such force, b ut Roge just shove them into a corner!!!!
Allez!!!!

Mrs. B
11-15-2005, 11:25 AM
Hopp, Roger!!!!! 2-1 :bounce:

Mrs. B
11-15-2005, 11:26 AM
OH MY GOODNESS!@!!!

Did you see those two shots at 15-15 and 30-15? I thought ivan did great to get them back with such force, b ut Roge just shove them into a corner!!!!
Allez!!!!

very deep slices and Roger hits a dtl bh! :worship:

R.Federer
11-15-2005, 11:27 AM
0-30... here's a chance!

R.Federer
11-15-2005, 11:29 AM
ivan playing well, tgot back to 30 all

R.Federer
11-15-2005, 11:32 AM
Roge up a break!!!! HOPP ALLEZ ROGE ROGE!!!! 3-1

R.Federer
11-15-2005, 11:33 AM
And consolidate by holding to love, 4-1!
So good!

Mrs. B
11-15-2005, 11:34 AM
that breakpoint for 3-1 was just awesome ---WHAM!!!

the FH is on. :)

4-1 :bounce:

R.Federer
11-15-2005, 11:36 AM
Cliff : "It is not easy to Ace the Rog"
Pat : "Oh my God did you see that? Now its all Toys Are Us" :lol:

lsy
11-15-2005, 11:37 AM
GOOD LUCK ROGI!

At the airport now waiting to board my flight home...can't believe I have to miss this match for some stupid meeting :fiery:

guys, pls cheer loud for Rogi! I hope to log on and see the good results hours later!

R.Federer
11-15-2005, 11:38 AM
From 15-40 to deuce, ivan playing well not giving up
COME ON ROGE ROGE!

R.Federer
11-15-2005, 11:39 AM
Such a good match! both playing well, Roge on Fire!

R.Federer
11-15-2005, 11:41 AM
Tough luck for Roge, had 3 separate break point chances could not get double break
Now hold Roge!

Mrs. B
11-15-2005, 11:44 AM
5-2 :bounce:

Ivan playing well, serving well.

R.Federer
11-15-2005, 11:52 AM
Yeah! Set 1 Roge! Please, straight sets win Roge!!!!

Mrs. B
11-15-2005, 11:52 AM
got the first set! 6-3 :bounce:

ca1houn
11-15-2005, 11:52 AM
Yeah very impressive he look like his back, he did say that his level of play would increase

R.Federer
11-15-2005, 11:54 AM
Isee a lot of young Asian girl are wearing Swiss tee shirts and shouting for Roge! ;)

nobama
11-15-2005, 11:56 AM
I'm not able to watch...how is Roger looking? I hope he doesn't have a mental breakdown in the second set.

Go ROGER! :bounce:

R.Federer
11-15-2005, 11:57 AM
I'm not able to watch...how is Roger looking? I hope he doesn't have a mental breakdown in the second set.

Go ROGER! :bounce:

Roge is looking (in the sense of actual physical looks) handsome
Roge is looking (in game sense) very very beautiful
No sign of injury?
Looks like he just came out of a warmup tournament, double BP now for 0-1

lunahielo
11-15-2005, 12:04 PM
Go NINJA~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~:)
Looking good!
Keep it up!!!

Mrs. B
11-15-2005, 12:07 PM
getting more interesting, the giant has awaken. :scared: ;)

Ivan's brother looks exactly like him!

R.Federer
11-15-2005, 12:08 PM
Ithought that too!
I thought what is ivan doing sitting up in the stands, all bald just like the real ivan

Mrs. B
11-15-2005, 12:08 PM
Isee a lot of young Asian girl are wearing Swiss tee shirts and shouting for Roge! ;)

that was yanchr (Laura) before the match started who shouted Allez Roger (3x) together with her friends. They have the big Swiss flag. :)

R.Federer
11-15-2005, 12:11 PM
Oh no~ Roge Broken!

lunahielo
11-15-2005, 12:12 PM
start sending that good energy, everyone!!!

Mrs. B
11-15-2005, 12:16 PM
and Ivan consolidates his break, 1-4 :eek:

C'monnnnn, Roger!!!!! :bounce: ALLEZ!!!!!

R.Federer
11-15-2005, 12:16 PM
Roge had so many chances to break already, could not take it, and now ivan up a break! AGH! Okay Roge enough relaxation
NOW FOCUS AND WIN!!!!
ALLEZ!!!!

SwissMister1
11-15-2005, 12:17 PM
Hey guys, woke up early to watch this one, it was going well until this part of the second set - but if Roger can't break back here, he will be strong in the third set.

nobama
11-15-2005, 12:17 PM
Hopefully Roger can break back. Aside from that one game has he held serve comfortably? Or did he have other tight service games?

Dirk
11-15-2005, 12:17 PM
Roger played like meathead so he got broken. :sad:

SwissMister1
11-15-2005, 12:22 PM
Roger was cruising thru service games in the first set, they have been tighter in the second.

R.Federer
11-15-2005, 12:22 PM
ivan really gets lucky on that break. all the points from 30-15 on were won on Roge errors, not ivan winners

nobama
11-15-2005, 12:22 PM
I hope Roger can pull it off, but if he doesn't at least it wasn't a straight sets defeat so he still keeps that record alive. Hopefully Ivan will get tight in one of these next few games.

Kylie
11-15-2005, 12:22 PM
many mistakes in this set from Roger....

nobama
11-15-2005, 12:23 PM
Roger played like meathead so he got broken. :sad:Hey it's the second set so nothing surprising there...

Mrs. B
11-15-2005, 12:25 PM
great service game by Ivan, it's now 2-5
he's playing really well now.

HOPP, ROGER!!!!!

Billabong
11-15-2005, 12:28 PM
Rogi gives up again his last service game of the second set:( same as against Nalby:( Fight Fed!

R.Federer
11-15-2005, 12:28 PM
COME ON ALLEZ ROGE!!!!

Mrs. B
11-15-2005, 12:28 PM
2nd set, Ivan.

COMMMONNNNN, ROGER!!!!!!!!! take the 3rd set!!!!!!!!

lunahielo
11-15-2005, 12:29 PM
Allez Rogi!
Take the third.............................>Good energy.............>Roger

Dirk
11-15-2005, 12:30 PM
Roger better get with it. He needs to stop hitting so many bad short approaches.

Dirk
11-15-2005, 12:31 PM
Roger got rubbed by the trainer on his right hip. He better not be hurt.

lunahielo
11-15-2005, 12:32 PM
They just showed the trainer working on Roger's upper right leg..between sets.

Nocko
11-15-2005, 12:32 PM
Goooooooooooo Roger!! :bounce:
:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

Dirk
11-15-2005, 12:34 PM
Roger needs to get with it quick.

Dirk
11-15-2005, 12:35 PM
Too many missed frist serves.

nobama
11-15-2005, 12:35 PM
He probably just wanted to end the second set...didn't figure he would win it anyway. Hopefully he can get it done in the third. But even if he doesn't I'm just glad to see him out there competing, fighting.

Dirk
11-15-2005, 12:36 PM
Beautiful half volley from Roger. He holds.

Dirk
11-15-2005, 12:37 PM
I don't want him out there competing and hurting himself.

Dirk
11-15-2005, 12:38 PM
Come on Roger break please. Ivan is serving like a monster now.

Dirk
11-15-2005, 12:39 PM
DAMN IT ROGER IS JUST MISSING LIKE GONZO!!!!!! :fiery:

Dirk
11-15-2005, 12:39 PM
Ivan holds, Roger won't win playing like this.

R.Federer
11-15-2005, 12:39 PM
He probably just wanted to end the second set...didn't figure he would win it anyway. Hopefully he can get it done in the third. But even if he doesn't I'm just glad to see him out there competing, fighting.
I hope that is not the mindset he had! I would want him to fight on and win the 2nd set even being a break down
But anyway, above all his health is most important
Next important, WIN THIS MATCH AND TOURNAMENT!!!!

Puschkin
11-15-2005, 12:40 PM
I have total confidence.

R.Federer
11-15-2005, 12:41 PM
I have total confidence.
I love you for saying that Puschkin!!!!

Dirk
11-15-2005, 12:42 PM
30-0 COME ON NINJA!!!!!!!!

Dirk
11-15-2005, 12:42 PM
If Roger can just not make bad errors he can win this.

Dirk
11-15-2005, 12:46 PM
DAMN COME ON ROGER WIN PLEASE

R.Federer
11-15-2005, 12:48 PM
Come on Roge, you gotta take these chances!!!!
We're all behind you!
COME ON ROGE!!!!
Allez!!!!

Dirk
11-15-2005, 12:48 PM
BP 2ND SERVE

Dirk
11-15-2005, 12:49 PM
YES IVAN BOWED DOWN TO NINJA GOD AND GAVE HIM DB!!!!!!!!!!

Dirk
11-15-2005, 12:49 PM
:bounce: :bigclap:

Mrs. B
11-15-2005, 12:49 PM
omg, thank you for the present, Ivan! :eek:

Roger breaks! 3-2

nobama
11-15-2005, 12:49 PM
Did Roger just break? YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What happened?

lunahielo
11-15-2005, 12:50 PM
See!! :)
Now hold and bring it on home, Ninja...We love you!!!

nobama
11-15-2005, 12:50 PM
OK Roger, please don't get broken back. We're rooting for you champ!!! :bounce:

R.Federer
11-15-2005, 12:51 PM
YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AH!!!!
I had to turn off TV because I was getting nauseous (pregnant) and nervous (Roge)
happy to hear this!!!!
ALLEZ ROGE!!!!

Puschkin
11-15-2005, 12:54 PM
OK Roger, please don't get broken back.

Stop this defeatist nonsense ;) We don't even think about this scenario, do we?

Carol Crowe
11-15-2005, 12:54 PM
Sitting here at the office and can't even touch my lunch yet.....let alone even LOOK at it!!! Roger, you are not good for my nerves, heart, the lot....but I love you and you just HAVE to win this one!!!!!

VAMOS ROGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mrs. B
11-15-2005, 12:55 PM
Ivan holds serve, 4-3

HOPP, ROGER!!!!!!! :bounce:

Mrs. B
11-15-2005, 01:05 PM
whoah, Ivan saves 2 match points. 5-4

Common, Roge, bring this baby home!!!!!!! :bounce:

nobama
11-15-2005, 01:13 PM
Stop this defeatist nonsense ;) We don't even think about this scenario, do we?We have to because it just happened. :sad:

Puschkin
11-15-2005, 01:15 PM
We have to because it just happened. :sad:

Exactly this is the time not to waver ;) . Go, Roger, you are no 1 for a reason.

R.Federer
11-15-2005, 01:15 PM
We have to because it just happened. :sad:
But it would happen whether or not you think of it!
So it is better not to have negative thoughts (or rather, to post them)!!!
Then we can all collectively send positive vibes to Roge
This is not over, he got unlucky, got tight, lack of match play, still Roge wins!

Mrs. B
11-15-2005, 01:16 PM
God, i need a schnapps. this Krimi is giving me a heart attack.

Roger had 3 mps, now Ivan is up 6-5 :(

VAMOSSSSSS, ROGELIO!!!!!!!!!!!

Puschkin
11-15-2005, 01:21 PM
Remember Rotterdam, Roger!

Dirk
11-15-2005, 01:27 PM
Roger almost found a way to fuck that up. HE needs to hit deeper approaches and hit deeper from the baseline.

Puschkin
11-15-2005, 01:27 PM
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I knew it.
:worship: for not faltering under pressure.

Dirk
11-15-2005, 01:29 PM
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I knew it.
:worship: for not faltering under pressure.

He did falter but lucky for him not enough for Ivan to win. Roger must stop cutting it close like this. He paid for it at Oz and at Carlo.

Mrs. B
11-15-2005, 01:29 PM
that. match. killed. me.

whoah, Roger, why do you make us fans suffer so much! :lol:

i'm sorry for Ivan, he played a hell of a match, served really well. :hug:

Sophie1030
11-15-2005, 01:32 PM
Wow! Congrats! Roger! Go! :bounce:

Puschkin
11-15-2005, 01:32 PM
He did falter but lucky for him not enough for Ivan to win.
so, Ivan faltered more ;)


He paid for it at Oz and at Carlo.

As long as Roger's faltering comes down to twice a year, I can live with it.

R.Federer
11-15-2005, 01:34 PM
It is all lack of match play (getting broken when serve for match)

but Wow, what a high standard, after coming back after so long, and with injury, and not that much practice.

This man is crazy good, our Roge :)

Puschkin
11-15-2005, 01:35 PM
This man is crazy good, our Roge :)
He certainly is. And he knows it ;)

lunahielo
11-15-2005, 01:36 PM
See, he did it again! :)
Of course I haven't breathed for the last 9 minutes!

Congratulations, My liege. :bounce:

Nocko
11-15-2005, 01:43 PM
pewwwww~~~~~!!!!!! :drink: :drink: :drink:
I almost got heart attack or something.....6weeks blank cost high. But Rogi sure step over it. See the last pass!!!! That is Roger!! :rocker2:
Thanks god. But sorry for Ljubo. He played incredable well but another lost.
I'm looking forward Ljubo-Nalby match.

:bigclap: Congratulation Roger! :bigclap: :bigclap:
Another close win. Have a rest, sleep well. Stay healthy, relax. :angel:
Go, Go, and Go! :banana: :banana: :banana:

RogiFan88
11-15-2005, 01:44 PM
Well done, ROGI! You pulled out your toughest match vs. the in-form guy Ivan the Terrible! Wow, over 2 hours! I hope Rogi is not hurting too much. How did he look? I have yet to see this match today.

PaulieM
11-15-2005, 01:47 PM
where's the smilie for :heartattack: because that's what i had during that match. :scared:

Mrs. B
11-15-2005, 01:53 PM
where's the smilie for :heartattack: because that's what i had during that match. :scared:

welcome to the Roger Heart Attack Club! :lol: comes both ways. ;)

Nocko
11-15-2005, 02:03 PM
Well done, ROGI! You pulled out your toughest match vs. the in-form guy Ivan the Terrible! Wow, over 2 hours! I hope Rogi is not hurting too much. How did he look? I have yet to see this match today.
He looks exthosted a little at the last few games. He was up and down. Sometimes he destroyed his game by himself, not only by Mighty Ljubo. He needs more experience of real match.The stamina of real match is very special. it's very difficult to find a good rythmn whole through the match and close it.
uhhh, I almost got heart attack.... :scared:

Rogi has GUTS!!

TennisGrandSlam
11-15-2005, 02:06 PM
God Bless Roger!

nobama
11-15-2005, 02:23 PM
He did falter but lucky for him not enough for Ivan to win. Roger must stop cutting it close like this. He paid for it at Oz and at Carlo.We need to cut him some slack, I think. He hasn't played in some 6 weeks and is coming off injury. And Ivan's played very well these past few weeks. I think it's very impressive that he won this match.

Nocko
11-15-2005, 02:30 PM
welcome to the Roger Heart Attack Club! :lol: comes both ways. ;)
I joined, too. :lol:

RogiFan88
11-15-2005, 02:31 PM
He looks exthosted a little at the last few games. He was up and down. Sometimes he destroyed his game by himself, not only by Mighty Ljubo. He needs more experience of real match.The stamina of real match is very special. it's very difficult to find a good rythmn whole through the match and close it.
uhhh, I almost got heart attack.... :scared:

Rogi has GUTS!!

arigato, Nocko!

Considering that Rogi has been injured and out for over a month while Ivan has been tearing up the indoor season, Rogi did very well to beat him even in 3 tough sets. This proves that he is the champion. :angel:

I just hope he has enough rest for RR3 vs. Weaselman. ;)

RogiFan88
11-15-2005, 02:32 PM
I joined, too. :lol:

But I'm already a member of another nervous club -- see my siggy! :p

Nocko
11-15-2005, 02:49 PM
But I'm already a member of another nervous club -- see my siggy! :p
:lol: I knew that! ;)

Carol Crowe
11-15-2005, 03:01 PM
We need to cut him some slack, I think. He hasn't played in some 6 weeks and is coming off injury. And Ivan's played very well these past few weeks. I think it's very impressive that he won this match.

I agree with you Mirkaland. It's so easy to forget the fact that he's had a 6 week lay-off with what in Roger's own words, was the worst injury he's had to date - and particularly after seeing him play such an unbelievable 1st Set (haven't seen it myself yet, but that's what I'm hearing from those who have).

The guy IS human after all....and to tough out this 3 setter with THE in-form player at the moment (on a hardcourt anyway), was no easy feat.

But by God.......he's not good for my health!!!!! :crazy: :crazy:

Hugs
Carol
xx

Daniel
11-15-2005, 09:41 PM
Well done Roger :hug:

RonE
11-15-2005, 09:49 PM
I just hope he has enough rest for RR3 vs. Weaselman. ;)

Even if not, it is a meaningless match. Roger already booked his place in the semis finishing #1 in his group. Since the winner of the Nalb-Ljub match will be the 2nd qualifier and Rogi beats them both he finishes top of the group so the Weasel match is only a formality.

What a great great win by Roger :worship:

I didn't expect him to win, I thought Ivan was the favourite going into this match and during that 2nd set he sure played like the favourite. But Roger survives, yet again :hatoff:

This can only do him a world of good. It is excellent preparation should both he and Ivan make it to the final.

But first things first. I have a feeling Gonzo will finish #2 in the Gold Group and then he would draw Roger in the semi. At least now he has a match against Coria with no pressure so he can just swing freely and sharpen his game up even further for the rest of the tournament. :D

soraya
11-16-2005, 01:44 AM
Listening to all of you having nerve breakdowns and heart aches, I am glad I was not able to watch the match. Glad fed took another step further for being simply the best the tennis world will ever know.

RogiFan88
11-16-2005, 03:19 AM
I w love for Gaston and Fena to make the SFs of their group but Fena says at such short notice without much practice, he doesn't fancy his chances but will do his best. Did you see Gasti vs. Mariano? He was playing really well! The way I like to see him play! Beautiful BHs... looking quite good on the court [and I don't just mean his looks ;)]!

Nice BHs fr Rogi and Ivan also today!

LCeh
11-16-2005, 03:50 AM
I really hope Gaston and Gonzalez can make the semis, cause they probably can play the best on this type of surface out of their group. Match them with Roger and Ivan/David, and the Masters Cup doesn't sound so bad all of a sudden. :)

RogiFan88
11-16-2005, 02:04 PM
Gaston blew it today by losing for the first time to Davydorko... now for him to make the SF he has to beat Fena, who, if he loses to Puerta, will not make the SFs... so it's all going pear-shaped.

nobama
11-16-2005, 02:10 PM
Thank god for Roger's dedication to this tournament or it really would mean nothing. I know some fans are probably wishing he wasn't playing and just resting up and getting fit for AO. But from his comments it's obvious how important this tournament is to him (he said it's up there with the slams for him). So I think he's going to try and prop it up as much as he can no matter who's playing. And if it ends up being a Fed/Ljubicic final can we really say TMC is a joke? Because even if Roddick, Nadal and Agassi were playing that very well might have been the final anyway.

SUKTUEN
11-17-2005, 06:29 AM
Go Roger ~!