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*******Kooyoong 2006*******

Daniel
01-08-2006, 02:26 AM
Let's hope Roger repeats and wins the title here.

Website: http://www.kooyongltc.com.au/

Vamos Roger

YOUNG FRENCHMAN TAKES 8TH SPOT IN AAMI CLASSIC FIELD


GAEL MONFILS (ranked 39) has accepted the eighth and final spot in the 2006 AAMI Classic at Kooyong (Jan. 11-14).

The promising 193 cm nineteen year old from Paris joins the esteemed company of ROGER FEDERER, ANDY RODDICK, ANDRE AGASSI, IVAN LJUBICIC, DAVID NALBANDIAN, GUILLERMO CORIA and TOMMY HAAS in the elite eight man line-up.

Monfils, presently the third ranked French player, won his first ATP title this year in Sopot, was a finalist in Lyon and Metz and also won two Challenger tournaments in Besancon and Tunis. One of the biggest improvers on the ATP Tour in ‘05, Monfils starred in junior ranks and is sure to thrill the Kooyong crowds with his exciting style of play.

Tournament Director, Colin Stubs, who likes to add a rising young “rookie” to his field, said today: “Gael is a very talented young player. I am convinced that he will perform well in illustrious company. He may even do some damage”.

The AAMI Classic kicks off on Wednesday, January 11, with all eight players taking to Kooyong’s famed centre court. Ticket sales continue to exceed expectations and a sell-out of corporate facilities is anticipated.

Play begins at 11.00 am Wednesday to Friday (Jan. 11-13), with the finals on Saturday (Jan. 14) starting at 12.30 pm.


For further enquiries, please contact Marie Kelley (Media and Corporate Sales Consultant) on 61 3 9827 8422 or 0417 168019; njsmk@bigpond.com
Event website: www.aamiclassic.com.au
Tickets: Ticketmaster 136 100
Player details: www.atptennis.com

Fergie
01-08-2006, 03:36 AM
Good luck Rogi! :bounce:

robinhood
01-08-2006, 04:17 AM
Who's replacing Andre?

SUKTUEN
01-08-2006, 02:58 PM
Yes, Hope Roger play the Final ith Andy too~! :haha: :haha: :banana:

fightclubber
01-08-2006, 03:30 PM
Even if an exhibition.... will be a great test for Roger. No coverage in Argentina at all. But Cant wait to read here all the stories.
Thanks Dany for creating the thread!

Go Roger...!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Go Champ!:)

SUKTUEN
01-08-2006, 03:38 PM
Silvy you will go to watch Roger's match are you?

ExpectedWinner
01-08-2006, 06:48 PM
Does he really need to play 4 weeks in a row? Usually he has at least one week off before a GS tournament.

nobama
01-08-2006, 06:52 PM
Does he really need to play 4 weeks in a row? Usually he has at least one week off before a GS tournament.He's playing the same tournaments as last year....did the dates for AO change or something?

ExpectedWinner
01-08-2006, 07:11 PM
He's playing the same tournaments as last year....did the dates for AO change or something?

I know. I don't think that dates changed. In one of his interviews he said that he prefers not to play the week before a GS tournament and that makes sense. He doesn't play the preceding week at 3 other GS.

KoOlMaNsEaN
01-08-2006, 10:19 PM
Lets hope roger wins it :D

lunahielo
01-08-2006, 11:11 PM
Gooooooooooo Rogi.
Will there be a SB?
Does anybody know? I see nothing about this on the site.

TennisGrandSlam
01-09-2006, 10:13 AM
Don't get injury!

Good luck!

fightclubber
01-09-2006, 10:26 AM
Silvy you will go to watch Roger's match are you?
No SUktuen, Not Kooyong. So BAD , but Ill have a big coverage of AO, I hope I wont be working for Roger matches,
Do you have coverage in china?
I think Aussies and maybe UK and some Ducth get coverage. Correct me if Im wrong.
Anyway, its an exhibition, I do hope he has some good matches to have more minutes on court.
SIlvy:)

nobama
01-09-2006, 10:56 AM
So the #8 player in Kooyong is Kiefer. :banghead:

avocadoe
01-09-2006, 02:06 PM
Go Roger
:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:
I think this is sort of half a week's matches, and then most likely won't start AO matches until Tuesday...so part of a week off :)

fightclubber
01-09-2006, 02:38 PM
So the #8 player in Kooyong is Kiefer. :banghead:
Kiefer???????? Really?
Well... well guess this all gusy will be a great practise for Roger. Ok.. less Coria... I guess.
Kisses
Silvy

SUKTUEN
01-09-2006, 03:51 PM
GO ROGER GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! :bounce: :bounce:

1sun
01-10-2006, 10:36 AM
roger will be playing hass first

lunahielo
01-10-2006, 10:47 AM
Will you have coverage, 1sun?
luna

Puschkin
01-10-2006, 11:58 AM
roger will be playing hass first

Sorry to be nitty-kritty, but his name is spelt Haas, Hass means hate in German and Tommy doesn't deserve that ;) . Well, Roger will know what to expect!

avocadoe
01-10-2006, 02:12 PM
keep in touch about scoreboards???

onm684
01-10-2006, 02:22 PM
:D
Draw and Times of Play

Wednesday 11 Jan 2006 (Starting at 11am. Gates Open 9am)

Roger Federer vs Tommy Haas
Andy Roddick vs Gael Monfils
Ivan Ljubicic vs Guillermo Coria
David Nalbandian vs Nicolas Kiefer
http://www.aamiclassic.com.au/Home

SUKTUEN
01-10-2006, 03:13 PM
THE MATCH IS NOT START, ALSO OVER 40 PHOTOS TODAY~! :eek: :eek:

onm684
01-10-2006, 05:21 PM
I found a video at the Kooyong Classic media conference.
http://media.smh.com.au/?category=&rid=17827&rate=266&sy=smh&source=int17827f&t=026I5H&player=wm7&ie=1&flash=1

Monfils shook his head when asked if he saw any weaknesses in Roger's game.
"Don't say anything," Roger shot back. "No, speak up," Roddick replied instantly.:lol:

MissMoJo
01-10-2006, 05:27 PM
I found a video at the Kooyong Classic media conference.
http://media.smh.com.au/?category=&rid=17827&rate=266&sy=smh&source=int17827f&t=026I5H&player=wm7&ie=1&flash=1

Monfils shook his head when asked if he saw any weaknesses in Roger's game.
"Don't say anything," Roger shot back. "No, speak up," Roddick replied instantly.:lol:
:rolls:

1sun
01-10-2006, 05:28 PM
Will you have coverage, 1sun?
luna
no. the timing is too fucked up, really early mornings. and i havent any channels that would be airing it anway,plus i have college. but there may be some streams about. and there will def be streams for aussie open

1sun
01-10-2006, 05:29 PM
Sorry to be nitty-kritty, but his name is spelt Haas, Hass means hate in German and Tommy doesn't deserve that ;) . Well, Roger will know what to expect!
lol ok sorry.

RogiFan88
01-10-2006, 08:33 PM
Pandy must have really missed Rogi!! ;) Aww... how cute!

RonE
01-10-2006, 09:30 PM
I found a video at the Kooyong Classic media conference.
http://media.smh.com.au/?category=&rid=17827&rate=266&sy=smh&source=int17827f&t=026I5H&player=wm7&ie=1&flash=1

Monfils shook his head when asked if he saw any weaknesses in Roger's game.
"Don't say anything," Roger shot back. "No, speak up," Roddick replied instantly.:lol:
Classic!!!!! :worship: :rolls:

Fergie
01-10-2006, 10:06 PM
Vamos Rogi!!! :bounce:

lunahielo
01-10-2006, 11:39 PM
Some people are giving updates and points on GM.

One on the regular GM Kooyong~~
And bad gambler is doing it on the exibition forum...Kooyong.

RogiFan88
01-11-2006, 01:22 AM
Haas d Rogi 36 64 64

Flibbertigibbet
01-11-2006, 01:27 AM
Ouch... :sad: Well, I hope he can win the rest of his round robin matches and go on to win the exhibition still. He can pick up his play, I'm sure. Nice result for Haas, though.

World Beater
01-11-2006, 01:29 AM
its good he lost he now...

he will have some more motivation now for the AO

Billabong
01-11-2006, 01:29 AM
Terrible performance by Roger:sad: Apparently he mishit tons of shots, what happened to him?? I'm happy to see Tommy is playing well though, but I really wonder what happened to Rogi after an easy victory last week:confused:! I hope he'll be 100% for the AO!

MissMoJo
01-11-2006, 02:01 AM
It sounds like he was experimenting with shots, coming to net alot. Better do it here, than at the AO. Hopefully, it'll work better in his two other practice matches

Dirk
01-11-2006, 05:09 AM
He made 15 winners and 39 errors. He fucked up royally but this event doesn't matter. Roger still had a chance to level the match in the final game but blew that too. Roger should work on other tactics in these matches. He will be good to go by OZ.

Puschkin
01-11-2006, 05:59 AM
He fucked up royally.
:aplot:

yanchr
01-11-2006, 06:02 AM
its good he lost he now...

he will have some more motivation now for the AO
He lost in 2004 but won AO, and he won in 2005 but lost AO...so :p

SUKTUEN
01-11-2006, 06:24 AM
Roger lost the first match? :eek: :eek:

Really~~~!!! hahahaaaaaaa :haha: :haha: :haha: :p

Minnie
01-11-2006, 06:34 AM
Just woke up to this news - but I'm not sorry Roger lost to Tommy after that reportedly unkind comment after the last time they played about Tommy's game being "predictable".

SUKTUEN
01-11-2006, 07:04 AM
Just woke up to this news - but I'm not sorry Roger lost to Tommy after that reportedly unkind comment after the last time they played about Tommy's game being "predictable".


is Roger feel happy to have time to take a rest ? :devil:

TennisGrandSlam
01-11-2006, 08:54 AM
Haas d Rogi 36 64 64


I don't care the result in performance match.

I have confidence that Roger can recapture AO title! :cool:

RonE
01-11-2006, 10:00 AM
He lost in 2004 but won AO, and he won in 2005 but lost AO...so :p

I was thinking the exact same thing. In 2004 he also played terribly there, got his arse handed to him by Agassi 6-4,6-2 if I remember correctly. But then we all know what happened at the Australian Open.

I had a bad feeling after last year when he had won Kooyong, won Doha, came into the AO with such a huge winning streak. My gut instincts told me he wouldn't win the tournament then.

I am happy in the same sense that I was happy when Roger lost in the Olympics in 2004- not because I didn't want Roger to win the event but I felt he was winning too much throughout that whole summer and it is better for him to lose his focus at an event prior to a grand slam than at the slam itself and a loss shortly before a slam would sting him into action. And that is exactly what happened at the U.S Open he went on to win it in style :cool:

It is too much even for a player of Roger's calibre to maintain such high focus for four weeks straight non-stop. Kooyong is basically only used by the players for match practice to iron out the creases before the AO and get match tough. I am glad Roger took a mental breather here rather than at the AO and besides having already won Doha he has the confidence and match toughness so he should use this event (Kooyong) to tweak the final parts of his game and not concern himself too much about winning or losing.

Puschkin
01-11-2006, 10:18 AM
I was thinking the exact same thing.

Me, too and :yeah: to your post.

nobama
01-11-2006, 10:30 AM
Ron, your post is spot on. I just hope the loss was more to do with him experimenting and trying out different things then going off the boil, so to speak. But it sounds like players who won last week didn't do so well here. Roddick beat Monfils quite easily and Coria beat Ljubicic. Sounds like neither of them played well.

I'd like to see some of the pressure taken off for AO. I don't like it when Roger's basically given the trophy before a tournament starts. I think it's a bad omen.

nobama
01-11-2006, 10:43 AM
He made 15 winners and 39 errors. He fucked up royally but this event doesn't matter. Roger still had a chance to level the match in the final game but blew that too. Roger should work on other tactics in these matches. He will be good to go by OZ.A match like this doesn't bother me so much. Obviously he was either tired, trying out different things or didn't care much as it's only an expo. I don't want to take anything away from Tommy, but last week when Roger was firing on all cylinders he beat Tommy quite easily. In the photos posted he does look tired, not himself. I heard the same thing about Ljubicic. That he looked wiped out too.

Puschkin
01-11-2006, 10:44 AM
I'd like to see some of the pressure taken off for AO. I don't like it when Roger's basically given the trophy before a tournament starts. I think it's a bad omen.

Though I am not superstitious, I totally agree. Some (fans and "haters" alike)have already seen Roger walking away with the trophy and it's good that it became obvious that the tourney still has to be played. This will reduce pressure for Roger.

nobama
01-11-2006, 11:21 AM
Though I am not superstitious, I totally agree. Some (fans and "haters" alike)have already seen Roger walking away with the trophy and it's good that it became obvious that the tourney still has to be played. This will reduce pressure for Roger.I hope so. I can't remember in the last 10-15 years another player being under that much pressure. Even Sampras, I think he only had one year where he lost less than 10 matches. But with Roger people have come to always expect him to win (except maybe on clay). I can't even imagine what that kind of pressure is like.

Puschkin
01-11-2006, 11:29 AM
I hope so. I can't remember in the last 10-15 years another player being under that much pressure. Even Sampras, I think he only had one year where he lost less than 10 matches. But with Roger people have come to always expect him to win (except maybe on clay). I can't even imagine what that kind of pressure is like.

Again, I totally agree. In every tournament, the question for him is: Will he win it? It is never about doing well or getting rythm or whatever else. That is why I rate his 2005 higher than his 2004, because he managed to deliver under so much pressure.

I can't even imagine what that kind of pressure is like.
Me neither, but I think it requires an environment providing stability and relaxation and an ambition to challenge this pressure time and again.

nobama
01-11-2006, 11:31 AM
Does anyone know what Haas's stats were for the match? On Roger's website it says he had 30 UE's compared to Roger's 39. That seems really high. Makes me wonder if the match could've gone either way or if Haas just really outplayed Roger.

nobama
01-11-2006, 11:42 AM
Again, I totally agree. In every tournament, the question for him is: Will he win it? It is never about doing well or getting rythm or whatever else. That is why I rate his 2005 higher than his 2004, because he managed to deliver under so much pressure. I'd love to see him have another year like '04 or '05 but part of me doesn't want him to so the expectation that he's always going to win isn't there any more. Tiger Woods is the best golfer out there but he's at a point where people aren't expecting him to win every tournament he plays in. Of course he's always the favorite in the slams, but when he's playing in a smaller tournament, like the John Deere Classic or Buick Open it's not a big deal if he wins or looses. It was that way with Sampras too. Although with Sampras I think there were events where he just showed up and didn't much care if he won or not. With Roger I get the feeling he does care and wants to win every event he plays.

avocadoe
01-11-2006, 01:13 PM
I'll third the idea that better to lose a bit of focus or whatever this week than next, for lots of reasons. Still, always prefer a win :)

PaulieM
01-11-2006, 01:38 PM
Just woke up to this news - but I'm not sorry Roger lost to Tommy after that reportedly unkind comment after the last time they played about Tommy's game being "predictable".
i didn't make too much of that comment, i just took it similarly to stuff he's said about playing lleyton and andy; they've played a few times before and there's nothing completely left field that he's going to throw at him. doesn't mean it won't be difficult, just not highly unpredictable. :shrug:

as for the pressure that's rogi's under, it's unfair but it's almost a lose lose situation. there's pressure when people practically hand him the trophy, but if he wasn't constantly winning, he'd just end up with the kind of pressure he dealt a bit with last year where people were asking what was wrong, why he had come up short in the slams?(although that kind of pressure turned out pretty nicely at wimby:)) he says he's used to it by now, and as annoying as it might be, i figure he's learned to deal with it pretty well by now.

SUKTUEN
01-11-2006, 02:57 PM
is Roger leave there ?

onm684
01-11-2006, 03:20 PM
Hi. I posted the transcript that is Rogi's Day1 press conference.
[/url][url]http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=2911361&postcount=4325 (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=2911361&postcount=4325)

SUKTUEN
01-11-2006, 03:24 PM
thanks

onm684
01-11-2006, 03:27 PM
Thursday 12 Jan 2006 (Starting at 11am. Gates Open 9.30am)
Tommy Haas vs Guillermo Coria
Roger Federer vs Ivan Ljubicic
David Nalbandian vs Gael Monfils

there is almost the same as TMC red group..

World Beater
01-11-2006, 04:50 PM
Just woke up to this news - but I'm not sorry Roger lost to Tommy after that reportedly unkind comment after the last time they played about Tommy's game being "predictable".

im not sorry roger lost either. I am a fan but I don't feel pity for roger because he loses here and there.

He has had success beyond most people's expectations.

Skyward
01-11-2006, 04:55 PM
It is too much even for a player of Roger's calibre to maintain such high focus for four weeks straight non-stop. Kooyong is basically only used by the players for match practice to iron out the creases before the AO and get match tough. I am glad Roger took a mental breather here rather than at the AO and besides having already won Doha he has the confidence and match toughness so he should use this event (Kooyong) to tweak the final parts of his game and not concern himself too much about winning or losing.

:yeah: :yeah: :yeah:

ExpectedWinner
01-11-2006, 08:08 PM
Just woke up to this news - but I'm not sorry Roger lost to Tommy after that reportedly unkind comment after the last time they played about Tommy's game being "predictable".


I couldn't care less about this exhibition, but what is wrong with this comment? It means that he knows Haas' game very well and Tommy doesn't change his tactics depending on the opponent (like almost everyone from Bolleteri's academy). Therefore Roger doesn't need to spend hours thinking about strategy against Haas, rather he has to concentrate on his own game and execute the right shots during the match. :shrug:

nobama
01-11-2006, 10:56 PM
I couldn't care less about this exhibition, but what is wrong with this comment? It means that he knows Haas' game very well and Tommy doesn't change his tactics depending on the opponent (like almost everyone from Bolleteri's academy). Therefore Roger doesn't need to spend hours thinking about strategy against Haas, rather he has to concentrate on his own game and execute the right shots during the match. :shrug:Well I suppose some could take it to be arrogant, I'm sure he didn't mean it in a bad way.

lunahielo
01-11-2006, 11:35 PM
Will anyone have coverage of the 2nd. match?

Billabong
01-12-2006, 02:24 AM
6-4, 6-3 win for Rogi:worship: Keep it up Fed:woohoo:!!!

bokehlicious
01-12-2006, 05:50 AM
Well done Roger !! The Oz preparation is going on... :) :banana:

^Sue^
01-12-2006, 08:41 AM
Cimon Roger!!!!!!!!!!!!!

nobama
01-12-2006, 11:44 AM
So Roger gets to play his buddy Max. Do they play on Friday?

yanchr
01-12-2006, 01:17 PM
Roger will play on Friday


Friday 13 Jan 2006 (Starting at 11am)

Andy Roddick vs Nicolas Kiefer
Roger Federer vs Max Mirnyi
Ivan Ljubicic vs Gael Monfils

RonE
01-12-2006, 01:49 PM
It's been quite a while since they last played (Toronto 2004 if I remember correctly Rogi winning in two tiebreaks).

I think it may have been a blessing in disguise for him to lose to Haas seeing as the final is played on Saturday. So Roger's last match will be on Friday and it will give him an extra day to rest and prepare for the Open.

RogiFan88
01-12-2006, 02:23 PM
6-4, 6-3 win for Rogi:worship: Keep it up Fed:woohoo:!!!

Nice to see order is restored... ;)

Puschkin
01-12-2006, 02:45 PM
I think it may have been a blessing in disguise for him to lose to Haas seeing as the final is played on Saturday.

Yes, for this and all the other discussions we had before. BTW: AO draw will be out tomorrow :)

yanchr
01-12-2006, 04:23 PM
I think it may have been a blessing in disguise for him to lose to Haas seeing as the final is played on Saturday. So Roger's last match will be on Friday and it will give him an extra day to rest and prepare for the Open.
:eek: Don't think Roger is as evil as you are :devil: But yeah, good for him ;)

RonE
01-12-2006, 05:39 PM
:eek: Don't think Roger is as evil as you are :devil: But yeah, good for him ;)

According to some on GM Roger is the devil incarnate. I am an :angel: next to him ;)

I am curious to see how the draw will pan out and how many of the dangerous young floaters get bracketed in Roger's quarter.

nobama
01-12-2006, 06:11 PM
God if Kiefer is on his side of the draw again I think I will vomit.

ExpectedWinner
01-12-2006, 07:27 PM
I predict Nalbandian will land in Federer's half, Ljubicic in his quarter, Hrbaty/Gonzalez in R16. Also he will get Ancic and/or Berdych. Roddick will get Hewitt, Davydenko, Grosjean/Robredo/Meltzer/Chela :devil: :devil: :devil: :

RonE
01-12-2006, 09:17 PM
I predict Nalbandian will land in Federer's half, Ljubicic in his quarter, Hrbaty/Gonzalez in R16. Also he will get Ancic and/or Berdych. Roddick will get Hewitt, Davydenko, Grosjean/Robredo/Meltzer/Chela :devil: :devil: :devil: :

Sounds about right- and I am being serious here no pun intended.

But then again any which way you flip it, there are no easy draws for anyone. Roger will have to work hard, but as long as he is physically fine (and everything indicates he is 100%), focused and determined he should do alright.

nobama
01-12-2006, 11:11 PM
Well Hewitt's on Roger's side of the draw once again. :lol:

RogiFan88
01-13-2006, 12:59 AM
Rogi lost the first set vs. Max 67 apparently...

SUKTUEN
01-13-2006, 01:22 AM
Roger lost a set ????????????? :eek: :eek: :mad: :mad: :mad:

ytben
01-13-2006, 01:42 AM
I know this is only exhibition but if he lose to Max here, I will be officially nervous for AO since both Max & Haas are in his quarter :o

RogiFan88
01-13-2006, 02:07 AM
Rogi finally beat Max 67 64 76(1)...

RogiFan88
01-13-2006, 03:03 AM
Any match report???

nobama
01-13-2006, 04:13 AM
Yeah, I'd be curious to know if he played well or didn't care or whatever. Someone in GM said he was just fooling around, but they didn't say if they saw the match or not.

ExpectedWinner
01-13-2006, 04:16 AM
Max is such an annoying opponent for an exhibition. He doesn't allow you to practice your ground game but tests your patience on returns. I'd prefer if Roger played Nalbandian/Kiefer. They could give Roger a good work out with their sharp returns and passing shots. But I see that Max is his potential opponent in the 3d round, so it's good that he had a look at his serves.

SUKTUEN
01-13-2006, 04:30 AM
Rogi finally beat Max 67 64 76(1)...

MY GODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD~!!!!!!!!!!!! :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

Roger not really very " Federer" now~!! :sad: :sad: :sad:

MY LORD PLEASE Let Roger more powerful and healthy ~!
PLEASE~!!!!!! :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: ;)

nobama
01-13-2006, 05:16 AM
From the few photos out there of the match it looks like Roger was enjoying himself. There was even an in between the legs shot. Couldn't have been too serious if he played a shot like that. Hopefully we'll never see it at AO!

yanchr
01-13-2006, 05:32 AM
I predict Nalbandian will land in Federer's half, Ljubicic in his quarter, Hrbaty/Gonzalez in R16. Also he will get Ancic and/or Berdych. Roddick will get Hewitt, Davydenko, Grosjean/Robredo/Meltzer/Chela :devil: :devil: :devil: :
Couldn't believe it, you are totally wrong :eek: No Nalbandian (I bloody hope the opposite :o ), no Ljubicic, no Ancic or Berdych, no nothing :o I was hoping to see some blockbusters between Roger and sb else, seems the draw doesn't live up to me ;) :devil:

ExpectedWinner
01-13-2006, 05:41 AM
Couldn't believe it, you are totally wrong :eek: No Nalbandian (I bloody hope the opposite :o ), no Ljubicic, no Ancic or Berdych, no nothing :o I was hoping to see some blockbusters between Roger and sb else, seems the draw doesn't live up to me ;) :devil:

LOL. Isn't Hrbaty still there?

yanchr
01-13-2006, 05:46 AM
LOL. Isn't Hrbaty still there?
So I excluded him in my last post ;)

Ferrero Forever
01-13-2006, 08:18 AM
I was at the match today, I don't think Federer felt the need to perform at his best today. He was just having a good time, and just doing what he needed to win. However he did pull some spectacular shots that really impressed the crowd, but thats what federer does. He played well, and i'm sure you guys already do, but expect big things from him in the australian open. I hope Federer wins it out of the usual contenders.

Puschkin
01-13-2006, 08:25 AM
I was at the match today, I don't think Federer felt the need to perform at his best today. He was just having a good time, and just doing what he needed to win. However he did pull some spectacular shots that really impressed the crowd, but thats what federer does. He played well, and i'm sure you guys already do, but expect big things from him in the australian open. I hope Federer wins it out of the usual contenders.

welcome Juanquilover on this part of MTF ;) and thanks a lot for your nice report. And good luck to JCF, too, at AO, I still have a soft spot for him. :wavey:

Ferrero Forever
01-13-2006, 08:51 AM
thanks a lot, i've been a federer fan for ages actually, i suppose he got me really into tennis, and then JCF took it to new heights. I might pop in here every now and then, he's a great guy. And thanks for your kind words about JCF too

SUKTUEN
01-13-2006, 12:06 PM
this tour was ended, Good Luck Roger in AO~!

bokehlicious
01-13-2006, 12:27 PM
Thanks for the match report Juanqui Lover :worship: :wavey: and welcome on this section of MTF ;)

avocadoe
01-13-2006, 12:52 PM
From the few photos out there of the match it looks like Roger was enjoying himself. There was even an in between the legs shot. Couldn't have been too serious if he played a shot like that. Hopefully we'll never see it at AO!
:wavey: let me second you...I still shiverrrrrrr when I rmember the moment Safin lobbed and Roger made that silly reply, on match point in the 4th, I think. Never again!!!!!! His interview talks about the Max match. Max is a hard opponenet to get rhthm with, but good for working passing shots. Roger seemed to grasp the challenge.

avocadoe
01-13-2006, 12:55 PM
I was at the match today, I don't think Federer felt the need to perform at his best today. He was just having a good time, and just doing what he needed to win. However he did pull some spectacular shots that really impressed the crowd, but thats what federer does. He played well, and i'm sure you guys already do, but expect big things from him in the australian open. I hope Federer wins it out of the usual contenders.
thanks Janqui Lover...good luck to JCF, too, I always loved watching him play

SUKTUEN
01-13-2006, 01:04 PM
I only watch Roger and roddick matches now :o ;) ;)

RogiFan88
01-13-2006, 01:40 PM
It's Friday the 13th and I forgot to wish Guille "Feliz cumpleanos!". ;)

Puschkin
01-13-2006, 01:56 PM
I only watch Roger and roddick matches now :o ;) ;)

Change that, you miss too much ;) .

PaulieM
01-13-2006, 02:04 PM
I was at the match today, I don't think Federer felt the need to perform at his best today. He was just having a good time, and just doing what he needed to win. However he did pull some spectacular shots that really impressed the crowd, but thats what federer does. He played well, and i'm sure you guys already do, but expect big things from him in the australian open. I hope Federer wins it out of the usual contenders.
:hug: thanks for the info! :)

as for the tweener, i hope he puts that thing away for good :scared:

SUKTUEN
01-14-2006, 08:05 AM
:devil: Change that, you miss too much ;) .
Which player is better than these two Guys? :devil: :devil: