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I am finally getting over that damn Master's Cup!!

Dirk
12-08-2005, 01:29 PM
It took Dirky awhile to get over that Cup which was full of bullshit situations but I think I am over the hump now, just don't talk to me about how David is now a MAJOR STAR AND ON THE A-List. :rolleyes: I hope my Ninja is going to be 100% next year at Oz and he improves the few remaining things left to improve in career.

bokehlicious
12-08-2005, 02:51 PM
Yes for sure Roger will be even more focused early next year to rule the tennis world again !!! And I agree with your feeling regarding Nalbi :wavey:

Skyward
12-08-2005, 03:52 PM
Hi Dirk! Welcome back. Roger's loss to Nadal hit me hard, but this one had no effect whatsoever. I only hope for a full physical recovery by the time the AO starts. Is it too much to ask?

TheMightyFed
12-08-2005, 03:53 PM
Roger's done...
kidding ! That was painful to see him not at 100%, especially 3rd and 4th set, but he needs this kind of match to build his legend, all greats had painful defeats, ask Agassi or Sampras... A new season with so much to acomplish again, and still many challenges (back to AO, RG, grass/Wimby streak, DC, title defense, beating young guns). 2006 will be beautiful, NNNNNIIIIIIINNNNNJJJJJAAAAA ! Ouch, I mixed threads...

yanchr
12-08-2005, 04:24 PM
Hello...it's not so hard to get over it, even witnessing with my own eyes...

Anyway, welcome back Dirk :wavey:

Dirk
12-08-2005, 05:18 PM
Hello...it's not so hard to get over it, even witnessing with my own eyes...

Anyway, welcome back Dirk :wavey:

I don't have your courage. Watching my Ninja wilt away out there is torture for me. It was such a awful way for his streak to end but Roger being weaken is probably the only way he would have lost in a final.

Rogiman
12-08-2005, 10:55 PM
Well, if anything I think that loss only added to the legend Federer is.

Besides, as much as I like David, the realistic gap betweep them when both are fit is more like the one that was displayed at this year's USO.

I agree with Skyward, watching him lose to that dumbass Nadal was much worse.

Minnie
12-08-2005, 11:41 PM
Glad you got over the loss now Dirk - somehow the loss was softened for me because I knew he would have kept that title if he had been match tight and 100% fit. Somehow I had more admiration for him trying to defend the title knowing that he himself hadn't expected to even reach the final. That takes true grit - and I'm immensely proud to be a fan of someone like that.

Dirk
12-09-2005, 12:24 AM
Well, if anything I think that loss only added to the legend Federer is.

Besides, as much as I like David, the realistic gap betweep them when both are fit is more like the one that was displayed at this year's USO.

I agree with Skyward, watching him lose to that dumbass Nadal was much worse.

Oh that match was the pits. Roger hitting balls just a little out so many times and not S/Ving enough or coming to the net more during Nadal's serve. That was Roger at his tactical weakest since his USO 03 match with David.

Fergie
12-09-2005, 12:48 AM
Roger will back stronger and healthy the next year ... Welcome back Dirk! :wavey:

artlinkletter
12-09-2005, 03:37 AM
Awww Dirky. I remember how crazy you were going during the match. You had many of us worried. Keep the Faith bro.

As mentionned before, Roger losing to Nadal really was 10X worse.

Oriental_Rain
12-09-2005, 05:17 AM
me too, took me awhile to come over here because of that TMC. I get teary eyed just thinking about it :sad:

Dirk
12-09-2005, 11:48 AM
me too, took me awhile to come over here because of that TMC. I get teary eyed just thinking about it :sad:

Let's pray Roger wins Oz or that Cup loss will sting even more. :bigcry:

RonE
12-09-2005, 01:30 PM
First of all, glad you decided to join us again Dirk.

Second, I think you ar slightly exaggerating. From the middle of the 2nd set I immediately knew Roger was not at 100% and this match was David's for the taking. What shocked me is that David made such a meal of it and lost that 2nd set tiebreak when he shouldn't have and let roger off the hook at 4-0 in the fifth.

But don't worry, have a feeling Ninja will come back strong at Oz :D

By the way, anyone know what he is doing and where he is? (training, on holiday?)

nobama
12-09-2005, 01:39 PM
By the way, anyone know what he is doing and where he is? (training, on holiday?)Well he said he would begin training the middle of December (after his holiday), but he didn't say where. What bothers me a bit is I think he said in Shanghai he wouldn't be meeting up with Tony again until Kooyong, which I believe is after Doha, right? I'd like to see him spend more time with Tony, but Roger seems fine with things as the are....

Nocko
12-09-2005, 02:29 PM
Welcome back, Dirk!! :wavey:
mmm, Just the biginning of that match, I felt Rogi's condition was terrible. And during 3rd, I noticed he spent his all energy and I wonder how he could fight. But after 0-4 in 5th, I couldn't watch it without tears. I shouted in my mind, ' No Rogi, Don't run, don't chase the ball so much!! you did enough!' Otherwise I really wanted him to win... It was so stressful. And after the match, when the camera close up his face, I understand how much he hate to lose, and how hard he trid. So I believe Rogi got something special to improve his game in future. I proud of Rogi because he tried his best every single match he played this year. Many top players don't . Some times they save their energy for the other (bigger) tournaments. ( sometimes they told to organizers that they play only half or less of the tourny before they come.:o ) Is that cool?? Is Rogi stupid? I don't think so. I love his honesty, his guts, his pride, and his respects for tennis and people involved in the tournys. Fortunately Rogi is happy person and he has the best girlfriend in the world, I believe he will fit and win, win, win again! :cool:

Puschkin
12-09-2005, 03:29 PM
By the way, anyone know what he is doing and where he is? (training, on holiday?)

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=2788412#post2788412
According to a Swiss paper, he will be in Switzerland on 17 December, flying in from Arabia, as they say , this offers room for speculation that he could be there right now, training, I hope ;)

RonE
12-09-2005, 07:03 PM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=2788412#post2788412
According to a Swiss paper, he will be in Switzerland on 17 December, flying in from Arabia, as they say , this offers room for speculation that he could be there right now, training, I hope ;)

Yes, he set up camp in Dubai last year for his training sessions didn't he? Makes sense he would do the same this year.

peripheral
12-09-2005, 08:00 PM
Yes, he set up camp in Dubai last year for his training sessions didn't he? Makes sense he would do the same this year.

He did it earlier this year in summer, prior to Cincy. The weather will definitely be more pleasant in Dubai now though! :lol:

lunahielo
12-09-2005, 09:39 PM
He'll be back....betterer than ever!
I've got the faith! :)

It's gonna be a good 2006~~~ :yeah:

(Glad you're back, Dirk)

SUKTUEN
12-10-2005, 10:32 AM
HE WILL~!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

RonE
12-10-2005, 08:18 PM
He did it earlier this year in summer, prior to Cincy. The weather will definitely be more pleasant in Dubai now though! :lol:

This is the best time of year weather-wise in that part of the world.

Here in Israel we have blue skies, no humidity, slight breeze temperature in high 70's to mid 80's. Absolutely perfect for tennis! I imagine it would be pretty similair in Dubai.

In the summer of course you would have to be suicidal to venture out of an air-conditioned environment, let alone play tennis :rolleyes:

nobama
12-10-2005, 10:59 PM
This is the best time of year weather-wise in that part of the world.

Here in Israel we have blue skies, no humidity, slight breeze temperature in high 70's to mid 80's. Absolutely perfect for tennis! I imagine it would be pretty similair in Dubai.

In the summer of course you would have to be suicidal to venture out of an air-conditioned environment, let alone play tennis :rolleyes:I think it was good prep for Cincy though because it was v. hot and humid in Cincy. Not as extreme as Dubai of course. :lol:

RonE
12-11-2005, 10:22 AM
I think it was good prep for Cincy though because it was v. hot and humid in Cincy. Not as extreme as Dubai of course. :lol:

Yes I remember Roger saying in one of his interviews that that was the main reason he chose to train there for the U.S. hardcourt season. To prepare and get used to the heat and humidity. Apparently, it worked.

jtipson
12-11-2005, 10:00 PM
It took Dirky awhile to get over that Cup which was full of bullshit situations but I think I am over the hump now, just don't talk to me about how David is now a MAJOR STAR AND ON THE A-List. :rolleyes: I hope my Ninja is going to be 100% next year at Oz and he improves the few remaining things left to improve in career.

I'm still not over it. Can't decide which was more stressful, the AO semifinal or that last match. The new season can't come too soon!

nobama
12-11-2005, 11:07 PM
I was able to get over it because I knew Roger wasn't 100% and he still was two points away from winning the thing. Someone on rf.com who was giving daily updates said after the second set Roger's driver was waiting for him just in case he would have to retire. I'd have been more upset/depressed if he was 100% fit and just got outplayed (ala FO SF).

Dirk
12-12-2005, 12:38 AM
The only reason I almost killed myself during that FO semi was because I WATCHED IT. EVERY SINGLE ERROR. :sad:

SUKTUEN
12-12-2005, 11:14 PM
yes