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The " DEFEND DOHA" Cheering thread!!!!!!!

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Dirk
12-27-2005, 01:33 PM
Why not start it now? Ninja will reappear soon to banish the damned from Doha. :worship:

:wavey: to all fans.

tonia9
12-27-2005, 01:46 PM
Yes, why not! Let's get ready. :)

I watched Eurosport today :devil:
I've missed Ninja so much!

Hi Dirk :bigwave:

a girl 13
12-27-2005, 02:19 PM
When starts the tournament ?

Dirk
12-27-2005, 07:00 PM
This coming monday. :)

Fergie
12-27-2005, 09:45 PM
Hopp Rogi! :bounce:

SUKTUEN
12-28-2005, 02:35 AM
Hello Dirk~!!!!!!!!!!Miss your story~!

GO Roger~! :bounce: :bounce:

bokehlicious
12-28-2005, 05:42 AM
C'mon ninja and just do what you have to do :cool: :)

Puschkin
12-28-2005, 07:55 AM
This coming monday. :)
and all of us having access to Eurosport will be able to watch :yippee:

Mrs. B
12-28-2005, 08:52 AM
and all of us having access to Eurosport will be able to watch :yippee:

:woohoo:

Doris Loeffel
12-28-2005, 10:16 AM
Good luck Roger!!

RonE
12-28-2005, 10:36 AM
and all of us having access to Eurosport will be able to watch :yippee:

:woohoo: for once the useless sods have come through for us :yeah:

avocadoe
12-28-2005, 01:07 PM
:woohoo: for once the useless sods have come through for us :yeah:

lol, well I can't watch but here's my usual root-a-toot for Roger
:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

Dirk
12-28-2005, 03:44 PM
Good I expect good things from Roger. I hope he improves some of his tactics out there and he is in good shape. COME ON NINJA GIVE ME A NINJA MISSION TO WRITE UP AFTER OZ!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

nobama
12-28-2005, 04:38 PM
GO ROGER!!!

To tide people over, here are some highlights from 2005. I don't expect he'll have it as easy this year, but who knows. What's amazing is how easily he won this tournament, yet when he played Dubai he had a tough time almost the whole way through.

F v Ivan Ljubicic - 6/3, 6/1
http://www.rodgeur.ch/download.php?chemin=http://www.rodgeur.ch/videos/galerie/2005/doha/&filename=federer-ljubicic.mov

QF v Feliciano Lopez - 6/1, 6/2
http://www.rodgeur.ch/download.php?chemin=http://www.rodgeur.ch/videos/galerie/2005/doha/&filename=federer-lopez.mov

tonia9
12-28-2005, 06:27 PM
I have access to Eurosport, I've prepared avatars with Martina on court (Martina comes back but I decided to stick to my plan: Roger on court - avatar with Marti on court and so on).

I'm ready :)

Go Roger!!





PS. Thank you Mirkaland :wavey:

Dirk
12-28-2005, 10:42 PM
If Roger's feet are not a problem then he should win matches easier.

nobama
12-28-2005, 11:04 PM
I hope your right. But his feet weren't a problem in Cincy and most of those matches were tough. From what Roger has told us it sounds like he got a good workout with his fitness trainer so I don't think that should be a problem. I hope he's getting in some good quality time with Roche. In Shanghai he said he wouldn't see Tony until right before AO, but I'm glad they decided to hook up earlier.

SUKTUEN
12-29-2005, 08:23 AM
good Luck Roger~!!!

Hope you always Health~!

Fergie
12-29-2005, 01:48 PM
If Roger's feet are not a problem then he should win matches easier.
I agree! :yeah:

Vamos Rogi! :D

Dirk
12-29-2005, 01:57 PM
Roger has been fucking around with this Pete playing stuff on the return game. I hope he goes back to his older way of trying to break on every service game because even though he says it wears him out more it does make his matches shorter and increase his fear factor.

yanchr
12-29-2005, 02:23 PM
Roger has been fucking around with this Pete playing stuff on the return game. I hope he goes back to his older way of trying to break on every service game because even though he says it wears him out more it does make his matches shorter and increase his fear factor.
He is doing more than Pete stuff, but definitely not the old himself any more. I'd very much like him to go back to be aggressive as he can even in the return game, but I don't expect or hope for that. I believe he is doing what he thinks is the best for him.

Doha will be the start of another fantastic year I believe and hope.

Puschkin
12-29-2005, 02:54 PM
Roger has been fucking around with this Pete playing stuff on the return game. I hope he goes back to his older way of trying to break on every service game because even though he says it wears him out more it does make his matches shorter and increase his fear factor.

As much as I would like to see it, I don't think it will happen too often. Roger is (admittedly or not) out to got for the big prize and this requires to be economic.

RogiFan88
12-29-2005, 03:24 PM
I don't want to hear about Rogi's feet in 2006 [and I try to avoid that "Feet" thread, which I think was a bad omen for 2005].

prima donna
12-29-2005, 03:55 PM
Roger has been fucking around with this Pete playing stuff on the return game. I hope he goes back to his older way of trying to break on every service game because even though he says it wears him out more it does make his matches shorter and increase his fear factor.
Do you have any idea how much that would wear Roger's body out if he were trying to break on almost every single game ? Especially during a best 3 out of 5 set match ? That's a very difficult task, maybe in best 2 of 3 matches, for different reasoning than mentioned. A lot more is at stake in a best 2 out of 3 set match, applying a constant pressure and fight is required.

I only wish for a healthy 2006 season, which entails of course Roger scheduling wisely and being a bit more picky about which tournament he plays.

2006, much like every other year, will be a marathon and not a race.

Do consider the manner which Marat performed in Australia & Halle, only to fall off the face of the globe; however, Roger continued to excel by applying pace to his schedule and style of play.

nobama
12-29-2005, 06:10 PM
I know Roger plays to win every tournament he enters, but I think now it's all about the slams and MS events. Right now he's only one behind Sampras in terms of GS (if you compare both players at age 24). He's #3 on the list of Masters Series events (Agassi is #1 with 17 or 18, Sampras is #2 with 11, Roger at #3 with 8). So I don't care how he gets the job done as long as he gets it done. He didn't play the best tennis at this year's US Open, but at the end of the day he was the victor and that's what matters. But I also think as the best player out there he can/will adapt his game if/when he needs to. He does know how to crank it up a notch when he needs to (like he did in the 3rd set tb at the US Open final).

Skyward
12-29-2005, 07:06 PM
I don't want to hear about Rogi's feet in 2006 [and I try to avoid that "Feet" thread, which I think was a bad omen for 2005].

We also had a tribute to his ass. Thank goodness, this part of the body is not so instrumental in the game of tennis. :lol:

Good luck to Roger. I hope for a strong, injury free season.

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Dirk
12-29-2005, 08:31 PM
I wouldn't hold my breathe on the feet matter till Roger is done with OZ. RA scares me very much concerning Roger.

MissMoJo
12-29-2005, 10:01 PM
We also had a tribute to his ass. Thank goodness, this part of the body is not so instrumental in the game of tennis. :lol:
:rolls: Unless you're Roddick ;)
Even though it's not as exciting, if this more conservative style of play will help his longevity, it's all good. Good Luck Rogi! :bounce:

1sun
12-29-2005, 10:41 PM
break a leg rog

Fergie
12-29-2005, 10:47 PM
I don't want to hear about Rogi's feet in 2006 [and I try to avoid that "Feet" thread, which I think was a bad omen for 2005].
Yeah ... We had enough feet problems the last 2 years :p

1sun
12-29-2005, 10:47 PM
fucking feet piss me off.

RogiFan88
12-29-2005, 11:19 PM
:rolls: Unless you're Roddick ;)
Even though it's not as exciting, if this more conservative style of play will help his longevity, it's all good. Good Luck Rogi! :bounce:

...or NADAL! ;)

SUKTUEN
12-30-2005, 11:38 AM
:rolls: Unless you're Roddick ;)
Even though it's not as exciting, if this more conservative style of play will help his longevity, it's all good. Good Luck Rogi! :bounce:

I Love Roddick 's BIG ASS~!!! :aplot: :aplot:
I think it's sexy~~ :spit:

1sun
12-30-2005, 03:13 PM
apparently to l'equipe, roger is still feeling his injury, thats from the bbc message board. i bloody well hope its crap.

1sun
12-30-2005, 03:14 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mbfivelive/F2148567?thread=1828615 thtas the link

SUKTUEN
12-30-2005, 03:14 PM
apparently to l'equipe, roger is still feeling his injury, thats from the bbc message board. i bloody well hope its crap.
WHAT ?????????????? :eek: :eek: :bigcry: :bigcry:

GOD PLEASE BLESS Roger be Health ~!Please MY LORD~! :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

RonE
12-30-2005, 03:59 PM
I wouldn't trust L'equipe they have a pretty lousy track record. Wait and see how he is playing before jumping to any conclusions.

nobama
12-30-2005, 04:01 PM
I thought Roger said in a message on his website after his holiday that his foot was better. I guess we'll find out in a few days when he starts his defense of his Doha title.

ExpectedWinner
12-30-2005, 04:18 PM
If it's true, then how stupid was the decision to play in TMC. AO is way more important than the year end exhibition for top players and that meaningless McEnroe record. :(

nobama
12-30-2005, 04:28 PM
This is what Roger posted on his website on 12.20.05:
I am off to Australia today after having spent some time in Switzerland. I have only played 5 tournaments since Wimbledon so you can imagine that I am really looking forward to getting onto the court again. At the same time I have lost some of my routine, of course, but am hoping for a good start into the new season. My foot also seems to be ready for the challenge, which is great.

I have worked hard on my fitness with Pierre Paganini these last weeks and am very happy with the result. I am now on my way to Down Under where I will work on my tennis skills with Tony Roche during 10 days.

ExpectedWinner
12-30-2005, 04:34 PM
Today is 12/30. Ten days of intensive training can change a lot of things. If the foot can't hold up in the best of 5, he won't show up at AO.

1sun
12-30-2005, 04:38 PM
if nohting appears on the sport sites in the next few days then its crap, but we'll have to wait untill rogers interview at doha to be sure

yanchr
12-30-2005, 04:56 PM
If it's true, then how stupid was the decision to play in TMC. AO is way more important than the year end exhibition for top players and that meaningless McEnroe record. :(
I was believing so long ago no matter if the current rumor is true or not. It was the most stupid thing for him to do. I guess the main problem is, he knew he would lose tons of points if he hadn't played TMC which would put his No.1 ranking in danger at the start of next year. And he will also lose quite some points if he pulls out of Doha considering he has no more optional points to add.

I hope this wouldn't linger in his mind too much and he can make a decent decision there in Doha, play or not, considering his condition.

Maybe it's just a rumor. Things will be more clear to us when Doha kicks off.

RogiFan88
12-30-2005, 07:14 PM
apparently to l'equipe, roger is still feeling his injury, thats from the bbc message board. i bloody well hope its crap.

Don't pay attention to such "news" or rumours. Wait until we hear any news fr the man himself on his own site. ;) No sense getting your knickers in a twist over some rumour...

nobama
12-30-2005, 07:53 PM
Don't pay attention to such "news" or rumours. Wait until we hear any news fr the man himself on his own site. ;) No sense getting your knickers in a twist over some rumour...But people do anyway. It's the Marat and Rafa fans that should be worried. Over at the message board on Rafa's site a lot of people have resigned themselves to the fact that Rafa might miss AO. Especially with Toni's comments - I think he basically said they won't make the trip Down Under just for AO. So if Rafa isn't fit to play a warm-up event he'll probably miss AO.

RogiFan88
12-30-2005, 08:07 PM
Rafa and Tio Toni are being very cautious. They don't want to "force" the issue, as they have been saying for weeks now. Rafa's taking precautions [no, not THOSE precautions] to prevent any further pain or injury. His calves are the prob now.

ExpectedWinner
12-30-2005, 08:12 PM
But people do anyway. It's the Marat and Rafa fans that should be worried. Over at the message board on Rafa's site a lot of people have resigned themselves to the fact that Rafa might miss AO. Especially with Toni's comments - I think he basically said they won't make the trip Down Under just for AO. So if Rafa isn't fit to play a warm-up event he'll probably miss AO.

I'll beleive it when both of them are missing at the AO draw. Nadal's uncle is a fox and an attention seeker. He also effectively uses the strategy of low expectations.

nobama
12-30-2005, 11:43 PM
I'll beleive it when both of them are missing at the AO draw. Nadal's uncle is a fox and an attention seeker. He also effectively uses the strategy of low expectations.You're probably right. I guess we'll know if he plays the warm-up event in Sydney. I'm not sure how much longer Uncle Toni will get away with the "low expectations" game.

MissMoJo
12-31-2005, 01:34 AM
Uncle Toni is the antithesis of Richard Williams :lol: but both have the same agenda

SUKTUEN
12-31-2005, 07:49 AM
Hope Roger be healthy as always

Skyward
12-31-2005, 01:55 PM
Where is the draw?

SUKTUEN
12-31-2005, 03:35 PM
Where is the draw?
very dffcult to go in the offical site of this tour :o

nobama
12-31-2005, 03:53 PM
When does the draw come out?

SUKTUEN
12-31-2005, 03:58 PM
When does the draw come out?
I don't know , may be tommorrw ;)

sierra91
12-31-2005, 04:29 PM
I found this doing a Google search, but haven't been able to find the draw, which should be out as it's 8:30 PM in Doha.

MAIN DRAW WILL BE MADE ON SATURDAY 31 DECEMBER AT 5:00PM AT THE HOTEL. DAILY PLAY BEGINS MONDAY – FRIDAY 3:00PM, SATURDAY FINAL AT 6:30PM SINGLES FINAL WILL BE BEST OF THREE SETS.

The official website (if you could call it that) sucks!

SUKTUEN
12-31-2005, 04:42 PM
I will wait for sina.com draw :o

Minnie
12-31-2005, 04:51 PM
Just managed to access the site .... which says "coming soon" :shrug: :lol:
oh well, they say everything comes to those who wait!

SUKTUEN
12-31-2005, 04:51 PM
many tour's site is stupid

yanchr
12-31-2005, 05:33 PM
1 FEDERER, Roger SUI
2 MINAR, Ivo CZE
3 SANTORO, Fabrice FRA
4

5 KHALFAN, Sultan QAT
6 BAGHDATIS, Marcos CYP
7 HANESCU, Victor ROM
8 LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP

9 GASQUET, Richard FRA
10 HENMAN, Tim GBR
11 HAAS, Tommy GER
12 WAWRINKA, Stanislas SUI

13 YOUZHNY, Mikhai RUS
14 BJORKMAN, Jonas SWE
15 SANGUINETTI, Davide ITA
16 ROCHUS, Olivier BEL

17 MONFILS, Gael FRA
18 ZIB, Tomas CZE
19 MIRNYI, Max BLR
20 MOODIE, Wesley RSA

21
22 TURSUNOV, Dmitry RUS
23 EL AYNAOUI, Younes MAR
24 GROSJEAN, Sebastien FRA

25 ANDREEV, Igor RUS
26
27 VOLANDRI, Filippo ITA
28

29 PAVEL, Andrei ROM
30 VIK, Robin CZE
31 ROCHUS, Christophe BEL
32 DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS

http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/posting/2006/451/mds.pdf

Good luck Roger!

SUKTUEN
12-31-2005, 05:40 PM
thankyou yan~! :worship:

lsy
12-31-2005, 05:48 PM
wow I didn't know there are quite some interesting players in Doha! I actually like so many players in the draw...And Younes is playing!!! I'm so glad to see that.

Possibly Rogi/Santoro again? :lol:

Stevens Point
12-31-2005, 05:55 PM
Good luck, Roger, in the first match of the season against Minar! :bounce: His last two meetings against Minar were quite good wins for Roger... We might still remember Roger's domination over Minar in the first round of this year's (for some of us last year's) US Open. Roger wins this one, and Santoro comes, then we have the rematches of the first two rounds of the last US Open.. :cool:

TennisGrandSlam
01-01-2006, 06:08 AM
:)

SUKTUEN
01-01-2006, 06:49 AM
START TO PLAY IN tommorrw~!

Go Roger~!

RonE
01-01-2006, 09:13 AM
Interesting draw. Especially interesting if Rogi and Baghdatis both make the quarters. Marcos has shown he can be a bit of a tricky customer for Roger sometimes...

But as always, first things first- Minar. I must admit I do not even know what this guy looks like let alone how he plays- I did not see any of Roger's 3 matches against him last year. However one match going to a final set tie-break in Dubai where Roger was matchpoints down and at the other end of the spectrum a 6-1,6-1,6-1 hammering in New York, both on hardcourts..... I don't know what to expect from this match.

SUKTUEN
01-01-2006, 10:14 AM
GO

nobama
01-01-2006, 12:05 PM
Interesting draw. Especially interesting if Rogi and Baghdatis both make the quarters. Marcos has shown he can be a bit of a tricky customer for Roger sometimes...

But as always, first things first- Minar. I must admit I do not even know what this guy looks like let alone how he plays- I did not see any of Roger's 3 matches against him last year. However one match going to a final set tie-break in Dubai where Roger was matchpoints down and at the other end of the spectrum a 6-1,6-1,6-1 hammering in New York, both on hardcourts..... I don't know what to expect from this match.Last year Roger won all his matches in Doha quite comfortably. Same with AO (except for the Safin match, of course). He beat Santoro 1 1 and 2 at AO. Then for some reason in Rotterdam and Dubai he really had a hard time of it. He beat Ljubicic 3 and 1 in Doha, but in Rotterdam he lost the first set and won the last two with the third set going to a breaker. Dubai went to three sets as well with Roger losing the second in a tb.

I hope he's in good form in Doha, I'd love to see him start out strong and once again show everyone he means business. If his foot OK and he's fully recovered, I think he's got a good shot at AO - especially since Nadal and Safin are questionable and even if they do play they probably won't be in form. Of course there are others that could challenge him, but if he's 'on' I think he'll be hard to beat. Safin had to play the match of his life to beat Roger.

RonE
01-01-2006, 01:54 PM
Last year Roger won all his matches in Doha quite comfortably. Same with AO (except for the Safin match, of course). He beat Santoro 1 1 and 2 at AO. Then for some reason in Rotterdam and Dubai he really had a hard time of it. He beat Ljubicic 3 and 1 in Doha, but in Rotterdam he lost the first set and won the last two with the third set going to a breaker. Dubai went to three sets as well with Roger losing the second in a tb.

I hope he's in good form in Doha, I'd love to see him start out strong and once again show everyone he means business. If his foot OK and he's fully recovered, I think he's got a good shot at AO - especially since Nadal and Safin are questionable and even if they do play they probably won't be in form. Of course there are others that could challenge him, but if he's 'on' I think he'll be hard to beat. Safin had to play the match of his life to beat Roger.

I saw all of Rogi's matches in Doha and the AO last year (apart from Nieminen and Safin). But I was wondering about Minar whom he barely beat in one match and seemingly blew off the court in another. However I did watch his last 2 matches in Dubai and apart from the Agassi match he seemed a little iffy. I hope he starts with all cylinders firing although it might take him a few matches to get his rythm considering the layoff following the injury. Then again, everyone is a tad rusty at the beginning of the new year.

BTW, does anyone know what day Roger plays?

fightclubber
01-01-2006, 02:32 PM
If it's true, then how stupid was the decision to play in TMC. AO is way more important than the year end exhibition for top players and that meaningless McEnroe record. :(
I am actuaññy very proud he went and gave all he has, without thinking about the records. That shows the quality prayer roger is. And thats why admire him most.
Ok now I want to see the final draw. We need to give some tips on HOW to get a site to Quataries... dont you think.
:eek: I still have the pillow on my face!!!!!!! hee hee Happy new year, friends.! I better go for a coffee.;)

Nocko
01-01-2006, 02:46 PM
Hi, happy new year Silvy! it's time to go to bed here. :lol: We live on almost opposite side of the earth. Have a nice day. :)
Wishing you a happy and healthier year. and hope your lucky charm will work this year more!!( I 'm greedy! :p )

SUKTUEN
01-01-2006, 02:49 PM
Hi Nocko~~

Is Japan cold now ?

Nocko
01-01-2006, 02:49 PM
When will main tournament start? Jan.2? or 3?

Good Luck Roger!!
:woohoo: :woohoo:
:banana: Show your tennis!! :banana:

SUKTUEN
01-01-2006, 02:50 PM
Jan 2 baby~!

Nocko
01-01-2006, 02:59 PM
Hi Nocko~~

Is Japan cold now ?
Yep, It's very cold. worst of last 20years... :scared:
Today's highest was 6 centi digrees.

SUKTUEN
01-01-2006, 03:11 PM
Yep, It's very cold. worst of last 20years... :scared:
Today's highest was 6 centi digrees.
oh no~!!!!!!!!!!!!! :eek: :eek:

fightclubber
01-01-2006, 04:22 PM
Hey Maybe Minar is Roger first oponent??
Federer startet gegen Minar http://is.blick.ch/_.gif
01.01.2006 | 16:11:50 http://is.blick.ch/_.gif
DOHA – Der Tscheche Ivo Minar (21, ATP Nr. 73) ist der erste Gegner Roger Federers im Neuen Jahr. Stanislas Wawrinka trifft auf Tommy Haas (ATP 45).


Roger Federer ist Titelverteidiger im Turnier von Doha, das am Montag beginnt. Er hat Ivo Minar in den letzten elf Monaten dreimal geschlagen; in Dubai, Wimbledon und am US Open. Und ist natürlich haushoher Favorit gegen den 21-jährigen Tschechen.

Stanislas Wawrkinka, die Nummer 54 der Welt, eröffnet das Turnier gegen Tommy Haas, der in der Weltrangliste die 45. Position einnimmt. Der Waadtländer und der Deutschen spielten im Rahmen der ATP-Tour noch nie gegeneinander.

Die stärksten Gegner des topgesetzten Federer dürften in Doha der Russe Nikolaj Dawidenko sowie die beiden Franzosen Richard Gasquet und Sébastien Grosjean sein.


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Raquel
01-01-2006, 04:28 PM
Good luck Roger :hug: I am really looking forward to seeing him again. A match with Santoro would be great to watch (as long as Roger wins ;))

SUKTUEN
01-01-2006, 04:30 PM
Roger leg is also have a cloth around it~~ :sad:

GOD Please Bless Roger 's Healthy~Please :worship: :worship:

nobama
01-01-2006, 05:25 PM
I saw all of Rogi's matches in Doha and the AO last year (apart from Nieminen and Safin). But I was wondering about Minar whom he barely beat in one match and seemingly blew off the court in another. However I did watch his last 2 matches in Dubai and apart from the Agassi match he seemed a little iffy. I hope he starts with all cylinders firing although it might take him a few matches to get his rythm considering the layoff following the injury. Then again, everyone is a tad rusty at the beginning of the new year.

BTW, does anyone know what day Roger plays?He's not on the OOP for Monday, so I'm guessing not till Tuesday.

nobama
01-01-2006, 05:26 PM
Roger leg is also have a cloth around it~~ :sad: What? :confused:

yanchr
01-01-2006, 05:33 PM
What? :confused:
See the picture (in the picture thread) of Roger practise in Doha. He is still wearing the protection around his ankle. I hope it's just a protection or a precaution nothing else.

nobama
01-01-2006, 05:52 PM
See the picture (in the picture thread) of Roger practise in Doha. He is still wearing the protection around his ankle. I hope it's just a protection or a precaution nothing else.I'm sure it is. Some players wear them all the time, so I'm not worried about it.

Dirk
01-01-2006, 06:23 PM
I am worried if he said it hampered his movement. I hope he can have that taken off soon.

nobama
01-01-2006, 06:41 PM
I am worried if he said it hampered his movement. I hope he can have that taken off soon.Did he say that? I hope he can take it off soon too, but I guess it's better to be cautious.

RonE
01-01-2006, 06:59 PM
Did he say that? I hope he can take it off soon too, but I guess it's better to be cautious.

I remembered him say it sometime in Shanghai that while he was not feeling any pain wearing the brace didn't allow for maximum freedom of movement. Let's hope it doesn't affect it too much and that it is only a precaution and nothing else.

nobama
01-01-2006, 08:09 PM
I hope that's the case. Roger did say his training sessions with Tony were "intense" so hopefully that's a good sign.

ExpectedWinner
01-01-2006, 08:11 PM
I am actuaññy very proud he went and gave all he has,

I understand that you're proud. I just want you to have that opportunity for a few more years. It means that the man must take care of his body and make smart decisions.

lunahielo
01-01-2006, 11:48 PM
Allez Rogi~Start 2006 with another Doha title!!

fightclubber
01-02-2006, 12:54 AM
I understand that you're proud. I just want you to have that opportunity for a few more years. It means that the man must take care of his body and make smart decisions.

Sure, but who can jugde he made a bad decision. He was the runner up, yes, second, not the finalist.. to me its great. I think he played cos after a big injury, he could fall into the.. "well Im still not sure... maybe I can rest more weeks..." so I think he felt he had to do it cos he could walk and train and he felt good. He did not win, he got run out of legs, but not of tennis. And I truly beleive after this big injury, now he needs hours of real tennis.
Roger is very smart and I do really love the way he handle his career, his choices, he did not played all the toiurnaments as Nadal.. he follows the same schedule for about 3 years,.
Anyway. Just my thoghts.
Anyone knows who got the BAGGEL award this year???

And for Doha... GO CHAMP GO. !

ExpectedWinner
01-02-2006, 06:36 AM
Sure, but who can jugde he made a bad decision. !

Nobody is judging him. Time will tell if he gave his foot enough time to heal.

He did not win, he got run out of legs, but not of tennis!

On this level fitness is crucial. You don't have your legs- you don't win anything. Expect everybody try to test Federer's fitness this year. They needed something positive and they got it from Nalbandian's match. Now every player would be thinking - if I can make him run and give him a long match, I might end up winning. It's up to Roger to show that such hopes are false. But he needs to be completely healthy for that.

World Beater
01-02-2006, 07:14 AM
Nobody is judging him. Time will tell if he gave his foot enough time to heal.



On this level fitness is crucial. You don't have your legs- you don't win anything. Expect everybody try to test Federer's fitness this year. They needed something positive and they got it from Nalbandian's match. Now every player would be thinking - if I can make him run and give him a long match, I might end up winning. It's up to Roger to show that such hopes are false. But he needs to be completely healthy for that.

not everyone can make roger run.

roger usually runs his opponents ragged.
only agassi, safin, nalby and ferrero can stay with roger at the baseline.

ExpectedWinner
01-02-2006, 07:31 AM
not everyone can make roger run.

roger usually runs his opponents ragged.
only agassi, safin, nalby and ferrero can stay with roger at the baseline.


They will try more. Players on this level can smell any weaknesses very well. I remember Ljubicic in Shanghai made a " diagnosis" right away. He suggested that in the best of 5, he'd be having more chances to beat Roger. Remembering that, at the AO players won't be feeling helpless after losing first 2 sets. I'm not saying that every qualifier can execute the plan, but all his opponents will make more efforts than usual. There's hope for them.

Puschkin
01-02-2006, 08:03 AM
They will try more. Players on this level can smell any weaknesses very well. I remember Ljubicic in Shanghai made a " diagnosis" right away. He suggested that in the best of 5, he'd be having more chances to beat Roger. Remembering that, at the AO players won't be feeling helpless after losing first 2 sets. I'm not saying that every qualifier can execute the plan, but all his opponents will make more efforts than usual. There's hope for them.

I don't think that Roger's loss in Shanghai will change much. He has been hunted throughout 2005, that comes with being number 1. In his four defeats in 2005 only the Nalbandian match was lost due to lacking fitness.
Furthermore, he seems to have got the lesson and has worked on his fitness, which he obviously could not do before Shanghai.

fightclubber
01-02-2006, 09:29 AM
They will try more. Players on this level can smell any weaknesses very well. I remember Ljubicic in Shanghai made a " diagnosis" right away. He suggested that in the best of 5, he'd be having more chances to beat Roger. Remembering that, at the AO players won't be feeling helpless after losing first 2 sets. I'm not saying that every qualifier can execute the plan, but all his opponents will make more efforts than usual. There's hope for them.
Oh well its the same story after the lost with Safin. Now everyone knos how to beat him cos he got run out of foot.
No, Im not agreed. Im not sure other players can think if they make him run they will have a chance.
Better, to me, Roger tennis is more inteligent tennis that just a defensive one running and running and making the others run. He changes as much as the game requires.
Again, my thoughts:shrug: .

a girl 13
01-02-2006, 09:35 AM
Is roger playing today or tuesday? :confused:

Stevens Point
01-02-2006, 10:21 AM
Is roger playing today or tuesday? :confused:
Dinsdag. :)

lunahielo
01-02-2006, 10:48 AM
Originally posted by Stevens Point
Dinsdag

Danke :)

a girl 13
01-02-2006, 11:02 AM
Dinsdag. :)

Dankjewel :p :p :p :p :p

Stevens Point
01-02-2006, 11:08 AM
Danke :)

Dankjewel :p :p :p :p :p
Alsjeblieft! :p Ik spreek een beetje Nederlands. :cool: Ik ga naar Nederland morgen! :bounce:

a girl 13
01-02-2006, 11:23 AM
Alsjeblieft! :p Ik spreek een beetje Nederlands. :cool: Ik ga naar Nederland morgen! :bounce:

Het gaat misschien sneeuwen in Nederland :worship: :worship: :cool: :cool:

Stevens Point
01-02-2006, 11:48 AM
Het gaat misschien sneeuwen in Nederland :worship: :worship: :cool: :cool:
Oh, goed! leuk leuk leuk! Maar, ik kijk Roger's matches niet... :sad: Maar natuurlijk kirk ik er al naar uit morgen! :yeah:

nobama
01-02-2006, 12:28 PM
Of course every player is going to look for a weakness, a way to try and beat Roger. And if he looks sluggish on the court because of his ankle the better players will try to take advantage of that.

But this point we do not have any evidence that playing in Shanghai slowed his recovery or made his injury worse. And from everything Roger's told us he's had intense fitness/practice sessions with Pierre and Tony. That leaves me feeling optimistic, and that the ankle brace is just a precaution.

nobama
01-02-2006, 12:36 PM
On this level fitness is crucial. You don't have your legs- you don't win anything. Expect everybody try to test Federer's fitness this year. They needed something positive and they got it from Nalbandian's match. Now every player would be thinking - if I can make him run and give him a long match, I might end up winning. It's up to Roger to show that such hopes are false. But he needs to be completely healthy for that.You could probably say that about any 5 set match, because Roger doesn't play that many in a year. How many 5 set matches did he have in 2005 - just 3? He doesn't even play that many 4 setters anymore. I don't think you can take a lot away from one match where Roger was not 100% and still came within 2 pts of winning the match. James Blake just told an Aussie newspaper that he expects Roger to finish 2006 at #1.

I guess we'll have to wait and see how he looks in Doha. Luckily some fans will get to see it live so we'll know more than just the scoreline.

nobama
01-02-2006, 12:55 PM
A couple pics from Doha today. Rogi looks happy and very tan (or brown, as he would say). :)

http://us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/ap/20060102/capt.doh10401021249.qatar_tennis__doh104.jpg http://us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/ap/20060102/capt.doh10201021249.doh102_doh102.jpg

Fergie
01-02-2006, 01:00 PM
Great pics ... I love the first one :hearts:

peripheral
01-02-2006, 01:07 PM
Great pics ... I love the first one :hearts:

Yes, the first one is adorable! Lovely pic to wake up to!!

Puschkin
01-02-2006, 01:28 PM
A couple pics from Doha today. Rogi looks happy and very tan (or brown, as he would say). :)

This is a classic mistake many German native speakers would make, including myself ;) .

SUKTUEN
01-02-2006, 01:30 PM
How Great is He~!!

ExpectedWinner
01-02-2006, 01:40 PM
Oh well its the same story after the lost with Safin.

No, it's an absolutely different story. If anything, Safin's match showed them it'd be awfully hard to beat Roger.

I think at IW reporters asked Agassi if Safin showed how to beat RF. He( Andre) answered smth like that- Not for me. I'm not going to grow overnight 6'4'' and I won't be serving all of a sudden 140mph.

RonE
01-02-2006, 01:51 PM
No, it's an absolutely different story. If anything, Safin's match showed them it'd be awfully hard to beat Roger.

I think at IW reporters asked Agassi if Safin showed how to beat RF. He( Andre) answered smth like that- Not for me. I'm not going to grow overnight 6'4'' and I won't be serving all of a sudden 140mph.

:yeah: :yeah: :yeah:

I do think people are reading too much into the Nalbandian loss since as long as Roger has worked hard on his fitness (and according to reports he has) there is no reason for him to run out of gas the way he did in Shanghai after an extended layoff. Remember, two weeks before the TMC began Roger was still on crutches so to reach the point where he could actually take to the court and move unimpeded was an incredible recovery in itself.

SUKTUEN
01-02-2006, 02:00 PM
I think Roger remember very dark of the match with Safin in AO 2005 :(

1sun
01-02-2006, 02:00 PM
i cant bloody wait till tomorrow. i have a real good feeling about these next few tournies.

ExpectedWinner
01-02-2006, 02:05 PM
You could probably say that about any 5 set match, because Roger doesn't play that many in a year. How many 5 set matches did he have in 2005 - just 3?

They are professionals and they all have had injures before. They know- if you return too early ( like Nalbandian's match suggests), it might come back. At the beginning of the season (especially in Australia) they'll try to press more , test his fitness and see if his foot is 100%. That's all I'm saying. If Roger is in a good shape, Nalbandian's match will be a distant memory soon. If not, then it's a totally different story. Practices can't give him all the answers. Competitive matches are longer and much more intense, and "the day after" is usually a good indication.

SUKTUEN
01-02-2006, 02:28 PM
I am so worry about his leg :sad:

RogiFan88
01-02-2006, 05:27 PM
Let's cheer on ROGI to his first title defence in Doha!! HOPP! ;)

Skyward
01-02-2006, 05:37 PM
I'm completely lost. When is Roger playing (preferably US eastern time, lol)?

nobama
01-03-2006, 12:20 AM
I'm completely lost. When is Roger playing (preferably US eastern time, lol)?I think Doha is 8-9 hours ahead. And I'm sure Roger will play an evening match which I think start at 5.30 pm. I'm guessing 2 matches are played in the evening.

Stevens Point
01-03-2006, 03:06 AM
Roger's match is the third one of the day on center court. The first one starts at 4 PM local time (8 AM ET).

Good luck, Roger!! :bounce:

Center Court
4 PM local time
Davydenko-C.Rochus

El Aynaoui-Grosjean

Federer-I.Minar

Gasquet/Grosjean-Monfils/Wawrinka

RogiFan88
01-03-2006, 03:18 AM
Doha is 8 hrs ahead of EST.

Nocko
01-03-2006, 03:33 AM
Hey, Wawrinka almost defeated T.Haas! So close, wasn't it?
And Gasquet lost to Henman. Wow, Henman!! :D
Next, Roger!! Can't weit!!! :woohoo:

:banana: Good Luck Roger!! :banana:
Stay healthy, enjoy this tournament and just show your incredable tennis again!!

SUKTUEN
01-03-2006, 03:42 AM
GO ROGER~!!

Puschkin
01-03-2006, 05:02 AM
Good luck Roger! I won't be able to watch live, but the recorder is set ;).

SUKTUEN
01-03-2006, 06:58 AM
good luck Roger~!!

fightclubber
01-03-2006, 09:23 AM
wowow, 6 hours more and he will be playing ! I cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

They will show it live at Argentine TV at 1 pm local time. VCR is set, too! But Ill be like a crazy following the livescore.

Lets hope it works

Which one will be better==???:rolleyes:

a girl 13
01-03-2006, 09:37 AM
Roger's match is the third one of the day on center court. The first one starts at 4 PM local time (8 AM ET).

Good luck, Roger!! :bounce:

Center Court
4 PM local time
Davydenko-C.Rochus

El Aynaoui-Grosjean

Federer-I.Minar

Gasquet/Grosjean-Monfils/Wawrinka

And eurosport only broadcast the matches of davydenko-rochus and el aynaoui-grosjean . Not the match of Roger :mad: :mad: :sad: :sad:

jtipson
01-03-2006, 10:03 AM
A couple pics from Doha today. Rogi looks happy and very tan (or brown, as he would say).


This is a classic mistake many German native speakers would make, including myself ;) .

No mistake there - "very brown" is correct idiomatic English to describe a good tan.

bokehlicious
01-03-2006, 10:53 AM
And eurosport only broadcast the matches of davydenko-rochus and el aynaoui-grosjean . Not the match of Roger :mad: :mad: :sad: :sad:

I think we have to wait to be sure... Today on the swiss teletext they announce that they will broadcast tennis till 20:30 (swiss hour) on ES France (which should broadcast the same programs than ES International), so they should show Roger's match !!!

tonia9
01-03-2006, 11:04 AM
And eurosport only broadcast the matches of davydenko-rochus and el aynaoui-grosjean . Not the match of Roger :mad: :mad: :sad: :sad:

I'm in the same situation. :(

:hug: :hug:

I found Qatar TV but I don't know (and can't find) their tv schedule. I have to wait. That's my only hope now.

Nocko
01-03-2006, 03:05 PM
:banana: :banana: Go Roger Go!! :banana: :banana:

onm684
01-03-2006, 03:06 PM
Hi! Nocko!

Puschkin
01-03-2006, 03:32 PM
No mistake there - "very brown" is correct idiomatic English to describe a good tan.

Well, then Roger (and myself) are better English speakers than I thought ;)

BTW: Roger won the first set 6-1! :)

Skyward
01-03-2006, 03:39 PM
BTW: Roger won the first set 6-1! :)

Puschkin, thanks for the update.

Go Roger! Make it quick! :bounce: :bounce:

RogiFan88
01-03-2006, 03:48 PM
So far, Rogi IS... up 3-0 in the 2nd so far. HOPP, ROGI!!!

RogiFan88
01-03-2006, 04:08 PM
Oh oh... Rogi broken serving for the match at 5-2 > now 5-3! Early season/first match nerves!

Come on, Rogi, break him back! Do it in straights, HOPP!

bokehlicious
01-03-2006, 04:11 PM
Well done Roger !!!!

Nocko
01-03-2006, 04:16 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

yanchr
01-03-2006, 04:16 PM
Good job Roger!

Sophie1030
01-03-2006, 04:21 PM
Congrats! Roger! Go! :bounce:

RonE
01-03-2006, 04:23 PM
Well done Roger.!!

Fucking Eurosport didn't show the match :fiery:

Anybody see it? How did he play? Scoreline suggests he is in pretty good form however not having seen the match it can be deceptive.

tonia9
01-03-2006, 04:23 PM
BRAVO!! :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:

bokehlicious
01-03-2006, 04:27 PM
Well done Roger.!!

Fucking Eurosport didn't show the match :fiery:

Anybody see it? How did he play? Scoreline suggests he is in pretty good form however not having seen the match it can be deceptive.

ES France did ;)

Well, Minar was often pity, but Roger seemed a hundred percent physicaly... Lack of focus when he had to serve for the match (get broken, and last year he wasn't all tourny long)...

Good first match from Rog

yanchr
01-03-2006, 04:31 PM
ES France did ;)

Well, Minar was often pity, but Roger seemed a hundred percent physicaly... Lack of focus when he had to serve for the match (get broken, and last year he wasn't all tourny long)...

Good first match from Rog
Thank you for the details. Glad to hear that he is fully fit again :D

TennisGrandSlam
01-03-2006, 04:32 PM
Must win Doha tournament first, then Australian Open! :)

RonE
01-03-2006, 05:12 PM
Well good to hear he is fine however the annoying trend of not being able to close out sets and matches seems to be continuing...

RogiFan88
01-03-2006, 05:16 PM
Let's hope it's just first-match jitters. How was Rogi's bp conversion today?? Hope that's improving also.

avocadoe
01-03-2006, 05:23 PM
woohoo Roger...let the new streaks (records) begin :)

TennisGrandSlam
01-03-2006, 05:32 PM
woohoo Roger...let the new streaks (records) begin :)

still Hard Court winning streak

Rotterdam 2005 - 5
Dubai 2005 - 5
Indian Wells TMS 2005 - 6
Miami TMS 2005 - 6
Cincinati TMS 2005 - 6
US Open 2005 - 7
Bangkok 2005 - 5
Doha 2006 -1 (running)


SO, Hardcourt winning streak : 41

bokehlicious
01-03-2006, 05:34 PM
Let's hope it's just first-match jitters. How was Rogi's bp conversion today?? Hope that's improving also.

Not really good... He had bp on about every Ivo's serve games (I think Ivo won a straight game once).

nobama
01-03-2006, 05:56 PM
:worship: Roger!

Ok so he got broken, big deal. He hasn't played at 100% for quite some time, so I'm willing to cut him some slack. Hewitt lost the first set in his match yesterday. If that had happened to Roger I shudder to think what people here (and in GM) would be saying.

I'm just glad he seems to be 100% fitness wise and no problems with the ankle. Good luck against Santoro!

RonE
01-03-2006, 06:04 PM
:worship: Roger!

Ok so he got broken, big deal. He hasn't played at 100% for quite some time, so I'm willing to cut him some slack. Hewitt lost the first set in his match yesterday. If that had happened to Roger I shudder to think what people here (and in GM) would be saying.

I'm just glad he seems to be 100% fitness wise and no problems with the ankle. Good luck against Santoro!

That should be an entertaining match. It seems Fabrice is ambushing him early in draws just about everywhere he goes.

nobama
01-03-2006, 06:35 PM
That should be an entertaining match. It seems Fabrice is ambushing him early in draws just about everywhere he goes.Well hopefully it will be closer to the '05 AO match than the '05 USO match. But thank god Kiefer isn't lurking anywhere in the draw. I don't think there's one player I hate Roger having to play more than Kiefer.

RonE
01-03-2006, 07:46 PM
Well hopefully it will be closer to the '05 AO match than the '05 USO match. But thank god Kiefer isn't lurking anywhere in the draw. I don't think there's one player I hate Roger having to play more than Kiefer.

What about this guy: http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/animal/animal0026.gif

MissMoJo
01-03-2006, 07:52 PM
Well done Rogi :yeah:

RogiNie
01-03-2006, 08:09 PM
good job Roger! :cool:

Raquel
01-03-2006, 08:59 PM
Good start to the year Roger :yeah:

fightclubber
01-03-2006, 09:16 PM
What about this guy: http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/animal/animal0026.gif
LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fergie
01-03-2006, 10:52 PM
Well done Rogi! :yeah:

nobama
01-04-2006, 12:28 AM
What about this guy: http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/animal/animal0026.gifNope, I still hate Kiefer more. He's annoying as hell, no matter who he plays. But especially when he plays Rogi. :ras:

Fedex
01-04-2006, 03:06 AM
Good luck Roger. :)

Nocko
01-04-2006, 03:19 AM
Wednesday 4th 2006
Matches start at 3.30 pm

Center
Tim HENMAN (GBR) vs Tommy HAAS (GER)
Roger FEDERER (SUI) vs Fabrice SANTORO (FRA)
Dmitry TURSUNOV (RUS) vs Younes EL AYNAOUI (MAR)
Gael MONFILS (FRA) vs Wesley MOODIE (RSA)
Jonas BJORKMAN (SWE) / Max MIRNYI (BLR) vs Potito STARACE (ITA) /
Dmitry TURSUNOV (RUS)

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

Puschkin
01-04-2006, 05:23 AM
That should be an entertaining match. It seems Fabrice is ambushing him early in draws just about everywhere he goes.

:yeah: and today Eurosport won't mess around I hope. Recorder set again. Good luck, Roger!

:topic: BTW: I watched the Davydenko-match and crowd attendance was shockingly poor. There was hardly anybody there.

bokehlicious
01-04-2006, 06:02 AM
:topic: BTW: I watched the Davydenko-match and crowd attendance was shockingly poor. There was hardly anybody there.

Yesterday, the crowd attendance was very very poor until the match of Roger, people began to come at the end of Grosjean-El-Ayanaoui, but was less than half full for Roger's match... :o

Dirk
01-04-2006, 07:31 AM
It will fill up by the weekend.

TenHound
01-04-2006, 07:54 AM
The tricky part about Kiefer matches, is that they practice together....Enuf said

Dirk
01-04-2006, 08:06 AM
Roger needs to stop that pronto. ;)

RonE
01-04-2006, 09:00 AM
:yeah: and today Eurosport won't mess around I hope. Recorder set again. Good luck, Roger!

:topic: BTW: I watched the Davydenko-match and crowd attendance was shockingly poor. There was hardly anybody there.

Well, traditionally the early stages of this tournament have always been poorly attended from what I remember in years gone by. It tends to fill up over the weekend towards the closing stages.

Roger on 2nd after Henman-Haas. Should make for pretty good tennis to watch :yeah:

Mrs. B
01-04-2006, 09:03 AM
The tricky part about Kiefer matches, is that they practice together....Enuf said

Kiefer wants to improve his Swiss-German so badly! :devil:

Mrs. B
01-04-2006, 09:04 AM
Roger on 2nd after Henman-Haas. Should make for pretty good tennis to watch :yeah:

is there coverage on Roger today, Ron? better make it home early, then.

yanchr
01-04-2006, 09:21 AM
What about this guy: http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/animal/animal0026.gif
:haha: You are so falling in love with http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/animal/animal0026.gif :lol: ;)

fightclubber
01-04-2006, 09:46 AM
Guys, Anyone want to write a report for the book? Doha matches. My regular writers are on vacation... or with exams... so....:angel: Im working on Shanghai still and my english for matches reports is not good. So who can write some words, will be great for me.
Thanks
Silvy

RonE
01-04-2006, 09:55 AM
:haha: You are so falling in love with http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/animal/animal0026.gif :lol: ;)

Uh-huh. Just like Adam is falling in love with http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/character/character0021.gif

;)

RonE
01-04-2006, 09:56 AM
Guys, Anyone want to write a report for the book? Doha matches. My regular writers are on vacation... or with exams... so....:angel: Im working on Shanghai still and my english for matches reports is not good. So who can write some words, will be great for me.
Thanks
Silvy

If Eurosport will show today's match I will gladly do it.

bokehlicious
01-04-2006, 10:50 AM
is there coverage on Roger today, Ron? better make it home early, then.

Yes ES will cover it (at least ES France) :cool: :yippee: I'll leave my work in less than 2 hours to be sure to watch the entire match...

avocadoe
01-04-2006, 11:42 AM
Fabrice is always a fun match to watch...sorry I won't see this one.
A win for Roger, please:
:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

fightclubber
01-04-2006, 01:05 PM
If Eurosport will show today's match I will gladly do it.
tHANKS HONEY, Youll be credit!
MATCH MUST BE DUE TO START
go roger go!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D

Nocko
01-04-2006, 01:15 PM
:banana: Go Roger Go! :banana:

SUKTUEN
01-04-2006, 01:30 PM
GO ROGER~!

tonia9
01-04-2006, 01:31 PM
:woohoo: Go Roger!! :woohoo:

RogiFan88
01-04-2006, 01:34 PM
Haas d Henman...

SUKTUEN
01-04-2006, 01:37 PM
TOINA ~ You should be very Happy today~! :D :D :D

Mrs. B
01-04-2006, 02:29 PM
Yay!!! Roger wins the first set tiebreak against Santoro! :bounce:

SUKTUEN
01-04-2006, 02:30 PM
REALLY?

Puschkin
01-04-2006, 02:31 PM
Yay!!! Roger wins the first set tiebreak against Santoro! :bounce:
PHEW! I will watch the tape later today. Come on Roger, Eurosport has only 30 minutes coverage left, you just have to be faster. ;)

SUKTUEN
01-04-2006, 02:33 PM
I need to go,~!1
GOOD LUKY MY DEAR Roger!

Fergie
01-04-2006, 02:37 PM
Vamos Rogi! :bounce:

Mrs. B
01-04-2006, 02:46 PM
PHEW! I will watch the tape later today. Come on Roger, Eurosport has only 30 minutes coverage left, you just have to be faster. ;)

it's 3-2 now for Santoro in the 2nd set, and i have also to leave in a few minutes, so will miss it anyways.

pity the venue is half empty. :o

yanchr
01-04-2006, 03:23 PM
Good job Roger!

Seems like he came over to the net very often today, but made some stupid mistakes there...Anyway, it's good to watch him play again :D And he did listen to my suggestion to let his bang fly again ;) :bounce:

Nocko
01-04-2006, 03:25 PM
7-6,7-6! :drink:
Well done Roger. Sleep well, stay healthy and relax.

Good luck to the QF!

bokehlicious
01-04-2006, 03:28 PM
Pretty poor match from Roger. Many net errors and unforced errors... But fortunately he played well and was focused in the tie-breaks.

RogiFan88
01-04-2006, 04:04 PM
Somehow I knew this w be a tough match... Rogi must cut down on those UEs... I see he's still continuing on from 2005... no apparent improvement yet.

Sophie1030
01-04-2006, 04:09 PM
Well done! Roger! Come on! :bounce:

tonia9
01-04-2006, 04:20 PM
TOINA ~ You should be very Happy today~! :D :D :D


Now it's double happiness :D , although I was a bit nervous during Roger's match (having 2 strong coffees before match wasn't a good idea :p).

I hope he'll be more focused during next match.

ExpectedWinner
01-04-2006, 04:27 PM
Somehow I knew this w be a tough match... Rogi must cut down on those UEs... I see he's still continuing on from 2005... no apparent improvement yet.

What improvement? I'm not expecting any at the beginning of the season. When I say he played Shanghai with an ongoing injury, everybody seems to shake it off. It's possible to do plenty of fitness exercises during off season with an injured foot(without putting to much stress on it), but you don't want to practice on the court.

RonE
01-04-2006, 04:54 PM
Pretty poor match from Roger. Many net errors and unforced errors... But fortunately he played well and was focused in the tie-breaks.

Yes that basically sums it up. As I said in the match report thread it seems to have become a habit of his to only focus when the chips are really down (a la Sampras) but he is making life awfully difficult for himself by doing so, and against players who maintain a high intensity throughout the match (such as Nadal, Hewitt and Nalbandian) that is not good enough, he needs to be sharp focused and aggressive throughout the whole match from start to finish.

RogiFan88
01-04-2006, 05:00 PM
Rogi needs to focus better vs. Baggy. Remember he was the Basel finalist vs. Gonzalez [and he beat Nalby there also]. He fought well to beat Feli [altho that's not that difficult -- I suppose Feli was serving fairly well today] so no time for complacency or UEs or unsuccessful bp conversions!

HOPP, ROGI!!

RonE
01-04-2006, 05:27 PM
Rogi needs to focus better vs. Baggy. Remember he was the Basel finalist vs. Gonzalez [and he beat Nalby there also]. He fought well to beat Feli [altho that's not that difficult -- I suppose Feli was serving fairly well today] so no time for complacency or UEs or unsuccessful bp conversions!

HOPP, ROGI!!

Yes Baggs troubled him in their previous meetings. He has a very dangerous forehand. If Roger plays the way he did today it could very well be the first major upset of the year.

nobama
01-04-2006, 06:44 PM
Yes Baggs troubled him in their previous meetings. He has a very dangerous forehand. If Roger plays the way he did today it could very well be the first major upset of the year.Upset? Where's the optimism?

squirrel
01-04-2006, 06:55 PM
:worship: :worship: :worship: :wavey: :wavey:

RonE
01-04-2006, 06:58 PM
Upset? Where's the optimism?

In the same place where Roger's drive backhand return is.

fightclubber
01-04-2006, 07:55 PM
In the same place where Roger's drive backhand return is.
LOL You always make me laugh!
LOL LOL
silvy

Fergie
01-04-2006, 10:20 PM
Vamos Rogi! :bounce:

SUKTUEN
01-05-2006, 02:32 AM
GO ROGER~!!!~!!

RogiFan88
01-05-2006, 03:10 AM
HOPP, ROGI!!!

nobama
01-05-2006, 03:29 AM
Marti Hingis just won! :woohoo: Hopefully that will rub off on Rogi and he'll have a good day today!

MissMoJo
01-05-2006, 04:00 AM
Best of Luck against Marcos

nobama
01-05-2006, 04:07 AM
You know we should give a :woohoo: to Roger for winning his first two tie breaks of the year. According to stevegtennis.com in 2005 Roger won about 71% of tb played. That's the highest of any player who played 20+ tb's during the season. Andy Roddick on the other hand played the most tb's during the year and won roughly 54%.

SUKTUEN
01-05-2006, 07:17 AM
Hinggis is won too~!

bokehlicious
01-05-2006, 07:22 AM
Yeah great job by Hingis !!! :worship:

Maybe next year swiss tennis will rule the tennis world with Martina and Roger. Target: #1 in ATP and WTA !!! :rolleyes: :spit:

SUKTUEN
01-05-2006, 07:23 AM
Yeah great job by Hingis !!! :worship:

Maybe next year swiss tennis will rule the tennis world with Martina and Roger. Target: #1 in ATP and WTA !!! :rolleyes: :spit:

really ??~~It is diffcult to hinggis

bokehlicious
01-05-2006, 07:26 AM
Suktuen as you see on my last smiley that's a joke !! I'm a dreamer and can't help... :D

SUKTUEN
01-05-2006, 07:39 AM
Suktuen as you see on my last smiley that's a joke !! I'm a dreamer and can't help... :D
I know, I also just a joke!!~~ :devil: :devil:

tonia9
01-05-2006, 09:30 AM
Maybe next year swiss tennis will rule the tennis world with Martina and Roger. Target: #1 in ATP and WTA !!! :rolleyes: :spit:

Not so fast, huh? ;)
She's already very confident again and says things I don't want to hear. :o

I'm a dreamer and can't help... :D
:hug:

fightclubber
01-05-2006, 09:45 AM
You know we should give a :woohoo: to Roger for winning his first two tie breaks of the year. According to stevegtennis.com in 2005 Roger won about 71% of tb played. That's the highest of any player who played 20+ tb's during the season. Andy Roddick on the other hand played the most tb's during the year and won roughly 54%.Thanks for the info!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bokehlicious
01-05-2006, 10:53 AM
Not so fast, huh? ;)
She's already very confident again and says things I don't want to hear. :o


:hug:

Yes Martina is on the road again !! :) I guess you mean what she recently said about Sharapova... She has always the same way of speaking, but in that particular case I think journalists really suck and want her to say what they want just to sell more... :o

nobama
01-05-2006, 10:59 AM
Good luck today Rogi! Please don't suck like Hewitt did today. :)

bokehlicious
01-05-2006, 11:11 AM
In a today article from the swiss newspaper "Le Matin", Roger says that in his opinion Baghdatis is a little "overrated" (not the word he used in French but I don't find another way to translate his words), his progression was not as quick and impressive as other young guns (Nadal, Gasquet or Berdych), and except Basel, his 05 results didn't impressed Roger very much...

Let's hope he's right and Roger win this match in an easier way than yesterday...

On this article, it's also interresting to hear Fabrice comments (as usual): "Roger was all match long the boss on court, he played the right shots when he needed to. In tie-breaks, he always start and finish very well. And in the middle he also plays...... well" :)

nobama
01-05-2006, 11:15 AM
In a today article from the swiss newspaper "Le Matin", Roger says that in his opinion Baghdatis is a little "overrated" (not the word he used in French but I don't find another way to translate his words), his progression was not as quick and impressive as other young guns (Nadal, Gasquet or Berdych), and except Basel, his 05 results didn't impressed Roger very much...

Let's hope he's right and Roger win this match in an easier way than yesterday...Is Roger taking lessons from Martina Hingis now? It's not usually like him to say sth like this is it? I think our Ninja should stay quiet and let his racquet do the talking. I mean how embarrassing if (god forbid) he were to lose today.

Mrs. B
01-05-2006, 11:17 AM
overrated or not, Baghdatis can play awesome tennis when he's in the zone. didn't he win a set off Roger at the USO?

and Fabrice is just being humble, he played great tennis too. 2 tb's against Roger is something. ;)

bokehlicious
01-05-2006, 11:19 AM
No Mirkaland !!! That was an answer to the journalist who seemed to overrate baghdatis since Basel !! Roger simply answered that in his opinion he was not yet in the same boat as Nadal, Gasquet or Berdych, that's all. He never said that it will be an easy match !!!!! :eek:

nobama
01-05-2006, 12:05 PM
No Mirkaland !!! That was an answer to the journalist who seemed to overrate baghdatis since Basel !! Roger simply answered that in his opinion he was not yet in the same boat as Nadal, Gasquet or Berdych, that's all. He never said that it will be an easy match !!!!! :eek:Oh, ok. Good. I know Hingis just made some comments about Sharapova saying she didn't know what was so special about her (or wouldn't know until she plays her). I'm sure it was just the media playing up her comments, but it made me think she should be quiet...she's done well so far but hasn't faced a really good player yet, especially no one in the top 10. I want her to do well, but it won't be easy when someone like Clijsters or Davenport is on the other side of the net.

tonia9
01-05-2006, 12:05 PM
I guess you mean what she recently said about Sharapova...
yes and Llagostera Vivres...

but in that particular case I think journalists really suck and want her to say what they want just to sell more...
Probably yes and that's why imho she should be more careful what she's saying.

She has always the same way of speaking
I know. I was just hoping she'll change it. I'm also a dreamer :D
She could take lessons from Roger. :angel:

bokehlicious
01-05-2006, 12:22 PM
Though I am a swiss boy, I never rooted for Martina when she was the godess of WTA, because of her way of speaking (I foud her arrogant). I root for her since the sad 99 RG final vs Steffi in fact...

avocadoe
01-05-2006, 12:44 PM
Martina is no Roger on the diplomatic level, but both share great pride in themselves and really play beautiful tennis. Hingis used to annoy me until the fateful French 99, like another poster here, when the media jumped all over her, I jumped on her side and satyed ever since.
Go Roger..let's win again :wavey:
:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

tonia9
01-05-2006, 12:51 PM
Though I am a swiss boy, I never rooted for Martina when she was the godess of WTA, because of her way of speaking (I foud her arrogant). I root for her since the sad 99 RG final vs Steffi in fact...

Though I'm a polish girl, I also don't like the way she speaks as you can see. :)

Now second Martina (me :p ) has to find out what her tutor thinks about her work. I'll be at uni during Rogi's match :sad:

Hopp Roger!!

bokehlicious
01-05-2006, 01:05 PM
Roger's match will begin in a few minutes !!! Go Roger !!!

TennisGrandSlam
01-05-2006, 01:37 PM
Good luck, Roger!

RogiFan88
01-05-2006, 01:39 PM
HOPP, ROGI!!! Time to win again! ;)

wcr
01-05-2006, 02:24 PM
16:22 Federer opens the second set scoreboard with two aces

16:17 What a rally earn by the top seed who waited for the right opening to launch a forehand winner for the break and the first set

16:16 Baghdatis misses two first serves and Federer rushes at the net for two SET POINTS

http://www.eurosport.com/home/pages/v4/l0/s57/e11594/live_lng0_spo57_evt11594_alllive1.shtml

I like the way Eurosport is describing how Roger is playing. Now if only I could actually see him.

RogiFan88
01-05-2006, 02:48 PM
Rogi 64 53 so far...

RogiNie
01-05-2006, 02:48 PM
that would be even better ;)

hopp Roger! :bounce:

RogiFan88
01-05-2006, 02:50 PM
Did Rogi win yet??

RogiFan88
01-05-2006, 02:51 PM
It seems our Rogi won in straights, the way I wanted him to: 64 63!!

Now to face a hot Haas [w short hair].

HOPP, ROGI!!

RogiNie
01-05-2006, 02:51 PM
Roger won 6-4 6-3! :woohoo: Well done :yeah: Good luck against Haas tomorrow! :bounce:

Nocko
01-05-2006, 03:01 PM
It seems our Rogi won in straights, the way I wanted him to: 64 63!!

Now to face a hot Haas [w short hair].HOPP, ROGI!!
:eek: Eh~~~~? Really?

TennisGrandSlam
01-05-2006, 03:02 PM
Hardcourt's 43 streak winning

fightclubber
01-05-2006, 03:16 PM
WPWOWOOWOWOWOW
i COULD SEE TE MATCH.... AND HE DID IT. STILL HE LOOKED TO ME A BIT SERIOUS, LOTS OF UE, HIS FOREHAND... LEFT LOTSOF POINT AT THE NET:eek: , BUT HE HAD SOME GREAT ONES. STILL HAS TO FIND HIMSELF... AND TOMORROW HAAS, THAT ON TV SAID HE WAS PLYING VERY WELL...
I DID NOT SEE HIM.. BUT.. I HAVE FAITH IN OUR BOY
KISSES
SILVY:wavey:

SUKTUEN
01-05-2006, 03:16 PM
Good Luck Roger~~

Best wish to you~!

avocadoe
01-05-2006, 03:20 PM
yea Roger...
do it again tomorrow :)
:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

tonia9
01-05-2006, 03:32 PM
I just came back.
6-4 6-3 Great news! Good job! :bigclap:

yanchr
01-05-2006, 03:42 PM
Another done! Two to go!

RonE
01-05-2006, 03:54 PM
WPWOWOOWOWOWOW
i COULD SEE TE MATCH.... AND HE DID IT. STILL HE LOOKED TO ME A BIT SERIOUS, LOTS OF UE, HIS FOREHAND... LEFT LOTSOF POINT AT THE NET:eek: , BUT HE HAD SOME GREAT ONES. STILL HAS TO FIND HIMSELF... AND TOMORROW HAAS, THAT ON TV SAID HE WAS PLYING VERY WELL...
I DID NOT SEE HIM.. BUT.. I HAVE FAITH IN OUR BOY
KISSES
SILVY:wavey:

I did not see the match- could you tell me a little bit about his backhand? Was he slicing it a lot or did he hit it with topspin and depth? Did he improve on his returning (yes I know he broke serve) as far as taking the ball on more than he did vs Santoro?

Sophie1030
01-05-2006, 04:15 PM
Congrats! Roger! Show your best tennis! GO! :bounce:

fightclubber
01-05-2006, 04:59 PM
Oh Ron. I did not see th Santoro one, just some points, last ones... but I have it on tape. And this one... I saw it in parts. My boss gave me permission to go to other office on the upper floor and asked me to type something on the meantime BUT what I saw: His forehand failed, lots of the net.He returned well, I think he failed in several services but saved points with second service. I saw one particular backhand that impressed me, he was running while He hit it with power and his body was on a side.... (is that the right expression) Ive heard the noise of the ball.... and I thought,,, oh no this will be OUT, but not, right on the corner.
I saw lots of topspin and depth, some long shots he has to defense but the ones I payed attention, Marcos won the point... I still see him a bit... slow to go to the net.... but when he was there, he did some great shots.
Does it make sense. Its so hard to me to explain this in english
Sorry"
:sad:

bokehlicious
01-05-2006, 05:10 PM
Thank you Silvy for your report.. :worship:

I hope tomorrow he will cut down those UEs and do it in a safier way...

RonE
01-05-2006, 05:42 PM
Oh Ron. I did not see th Santoro one, just some points, last ones... but I have it on tape. And this one... I saw it in parts. My boss gave me permission to go to other office on the upper floor and asked me to type something on the meantime BUT what I saw: His forehand failed, lots of the net.He returned well, I think he failed in several services but saved points with second service. I saw one particular backhand that impressed me, he was running while He hit it with power and his body was on a side.... (is that the right expression) Ive heard the noise of the ball.... and I thought,,, oh no this will be OUT, but not, right on the corner.
I saw lots of topspin and depth, some long shots he has to defense but the ones I payed attention, Marcos won the point... I still see him a bit... slow to go to the net.... but when he was there, he did some great shots.
Does it make sense. Its so hard to me to explain this in english
Sorry"
:sad:

Thanks Silvy, I understand fine :D :hug:

So basically too many errors on the forehand- he cannot allow himself to do this against Haas and as for his frequent net approaches he will have to be more selective in his next match. Against Henman Hass ripped quite a few passing shots especially off the backhand. He will also need a good first serve percentage which from what Silvy said was a little lacking in this match.

It is a good thing he improved on his returning game Haas has a tough serve.

HOPP ROGI :bounce:

nobama
01-05-2006, 06:36 PM
Hey he won in straight sets with some breaks. That's good enough for me. These matches are all warm-up's for AO anyway. I don't doubt there are things he needs to work on, but we shouldn't be too greedy...

nobama
01-05-2006, 07:01 PM
Stupid journalists. :rolleyes: Some reporter commented that Haas said he thinks he maybe can beat Roger. Roger replied sth like 'I'm glad he thinks so, otherwise there would be no reason to play'. How stupid is that? Of course Haas or any other player walks on court thinking they have a shot, otherwise they wouldn't be playing. And Haas certainly isn't going to say to the press 'no I don't think I can beat Roger', even if he has some doubts in his own mind.

bokehlicious
01-05-2006, 07:24 PM
Hey he won in straight sets with some breaks. That's good enough for me. These matches are all warm-up's for AO anyway. I don't doubt there are things he needs to work on, but we shouldn't be too greedy...

:yeah: That's what I said to myself today !

bokehlicious
01-05-2006, 07:26 PM
Stupid journalists. :rolleyes: Some reporter commented that Haas said he thinks he maybe can beat Roger. Roger replied sth like 'I'm glad he thinks so, otherwise there would be no reason to play'. How stupid is that? Of course Haas or any other player walks on court thinking they have a shot, otherwise they wouldn't be playing. And Haas certainly isn't going to say to the press 'no I don't think I can beat Roger', even if he has some doubts in his own mind.

Always the same refrain :rolleyes: stupid journalists for sure !! :devil:

Fergie
01-05-2006, 07:59 PM
Hopp Rogi!!! :bounce: