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**AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2006** -16 to 29 january

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fightclubber
01-08-2006, 05:31 AM
The first Grand slam of the year and we are like cary waiting for this.

AO site address;
http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/index.html

Go Roger!
Go champ!
:)

Daniel
01-08-2006, 05:54 AM
Good luck Roger!!!!!

:bounce: :kiss: :worship: :lick: :yeah: :banana: :lol:

Fergie
01-08-2006, 06:06 AM
Good luck Rogi, win the title again! :bounce:

Mrs. B
01-08-2006, 07:56 AM
HOPP, ROGER!!!!! :bounce:

TenHound
01-08-2006, 09:12 AM
Thanks for starting the thread. I may not have tv coverage for it, so I'll be looking forward to you all to keep me up to date. Fergie, love yr. Avatar.

OT did everyone notice there's a Henin-Hingis match in a few days!! I've been waiting for that since Henin emerged.

TennisGrandSlam
01-08-2006, 09:52 AM
Wait for your 400th win and 2nd singles titles in 2006 in AO.

bokehlicious
01-08-2006, 10:50 AM
OT did everyone notice there's a Henin-Hingis match in a few days!! I've been waiting for that since Henin emerged.

They've already played together in 2000 with straight sets wins from Martina... But Justine was still not the Justine we know nowadays...

That said, GOOD LUCK FOR THE MAESTRO TO RETAKE HIS AO TITLE !!!!

RonE
01-08-2006, 11:01 AM
Go Roger :banana:

And thank you Silvy for starting the cheering thread :kiss:

nobama
01-08-2006, 12:54 PM
Someone posted this about Roger on WTA World. It was in a thread about women possibly getting more coverage on TV because Agassi and possibly Safin and Nadal are out of the tournament.

Federer and Sharapova matches are usually boring to me. I can't find an interview where he never boasts and overrates himself. He's uncreative and only his long arms and dexterity save him from losing bad matches. Federer's slices repeatedly and when he plays bad tennis, opponents are still so terrible that they give him the match. Even Nalbandian has greater volleys and backhands. He can't win much because of weak serves.:retard:

I think the whole premise is stupid because ESPN, at least, shows plenty of women's matches. I've seen plenty of Lindsay/Venus/Serena/Maria beatdowns when there's probably a more competitive mens match going on. I think they're getting better with their coverage, and according to the latest Tennis magazine the commentators have been telling the networks for a long time that fans would rather watch a good match than a Serena beatdown any day. I'm sure ESPN will show plenty of Roger, they usually do.

RonE
01-08-2006, 02:07 PM
:lol: Mirkaland, you are not telling us you actually take anything posted on WTAWorld seriously are you? ;)

ytben
01-08-2006, 02:10 PM
Wahooooo, AO is coming soon! :D I absolutely can't wait for it! Good luck ninja! :bounce:

Silvy, thanks for starting the thread :kiss:

PS: Mirkaland, that post you quoted is too funny :lol:

nobama
01-08-2006, 02:25 PM
:lol: Mirkaland, you are not telling us you actually take anything posted on WTAWorld seriously are you? ;)Never. :lol: But I have heard the complaint elsewhere that men get more coverage than women, and I think it's BS.

yanchr
01-08-2006, 02:31 PM
Just a week away. Goooooooooooooooooo Roger!!! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

Federer and Sharapova matches are usually boring to me. I can't find an interview where he never boasts and overrates himself. He's uncreative and only his long arms and dexterity save him from losing bad matches. Federer's slices repeatedly and when he plays bad tennis, opponents are still so terrible that they give him the match. Even Nalbandian has greater volleys and backhands. He can't win much because of weak serves.
:haha: I have to agree his arms are long and dexterous :lol:

SUKTUEN
01-08-2006, 03:45 PM
So early to open this thread!!!

Anyway,

GO ROGER THE TENNIS KING~!!!

You are the Champion!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

tonia9
01-08-2006, 08:22 PM
Good luck Roger!! :bounce:

Skyward
01-08-2006, 08:55 PM
Federer and Sharapova matches are usually boring to me. I can't find an interview where he never boasts and overrates himself. He's uncreative and only his long arms and dexterity save him from losing bad matches. Federer's slices repeatedly and when he plays bad tennis, opponents are still so terrible that they give him the match. Even Nalbandian has greater volleys and backhands. He can't win much because of weak serves.

Hm... it sounds familiar. This gem probably belongs to heya, the mentally challenged fan of Roddick.

RogiFan88
01-08-2006, 09:52 PM
Yuk, why is that "GM"-type quote in Rogi's forum anyway? It's polluting our space here.!!

gertie
01-08-2006, 10:13 PM
YEah wat is dat quote doin here, n i agree dat kind of tings can pollute our space.


Anyone gunna com fly out here in Oz 2 watch him?



Go RoGeR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MissMoJo
01-08-2006, 10:32 PM
Someone posted this about Roger on WTA World. It was in a thread about women possibly getting more coverage on TV because Agassi and possibly Safin and Nadal are out of the tournament.

:retard:

I think the whole premise is stupid because ESPN, at least, shows plenty of women's matches. I've seen plenty of Lindsay/Venus/Serena/Maria beatdowns when there's probably a more competitive mens match going on. I think they're getting better with their coverage, and according to the latest Tennis magazine the commentators have been telling the networks for a long time that fans would rather watch a good match than a Serena beatdown any day. I'm sure ESPN will show plenty of Roger, they usually do.
Oh whatever. It's easier to find life on mars than it is to find an intelligent thought on wtahell.

nobama
01-08-2006, 11:16 PM
Oh whatever. It's easier to find life on mars than it is to find an intelligent thought on wtahell.This is true. :lol:

veyonce
01-09-2006, 02:35 AM
The Sun-Herald wrote:-

No real challenge for Roger: Cash
By Will Swanton
January 8, 2006

PAT Cash has cast his well-trained eye over the dwindling list of contenders for the Australian Open and pinpointed the most dangerous threat to Roger Federer.

This mystery opponent doesn't have a monstrous serve, booming groundstrokes or scything volleys, but does have the ability to get into Federer's head.

The lurking foe is boredom.

Cash believes the world No.1 is streets ahead of a field being ravaged by injury and as Federer continues his inexorable rise towards Pete Sampras's record of 14 major titles, his only stumbling block could be the lack of a genuine rival pushing him to greater heights in Bjorn Borg-John McEnroe fashion.

"The biggest threat to Federer is boredom,," Cash said from Chennai.

"He doesn't really have many challengers out there; he doesn't have one or two top players who can constantly challenge him all the time.

"He's winning a lot of tournaments easily.

"[David] Nalbandian beat him at the Masters Cup but Federer was carrying a few injuries.

"There aren't many guys with a good record against him. It'd probably be good for him to have someone snapping at his heels.

"There have always been great rivalries in tennis but, unfortunately, it's lacking one at the moment."

Andre Agassi is out of the Melbourne Park major, which starts on January 16. Two men with the heavy artillery required to knock off Federer, Marat Safin and Rafael Nadal, are on the verge of pulling out.

Who's left? World No.3 Andy Roddick will come out swinging, but is mentally suspect and can't be relied on.

Lleyton Hewitt lost to unknown German Philipp Kohlschreiber in Adelaide on Thursday, not a good sign, but Cash said the Australian could never be underestimated.

"The best thing about Lleyton is that he'll be thinking about how he's going to beat Roger and coming up with a game plan, but you've only got what you've got," Cash said.

"Federer is a hell of player. Some players match up against other players very well and some players don't.

"It's fair to say Lleyton's game suits Federer's. But having said that, with a bit of adjustment here and there, Lleyton is pegging the gap. I like the way he has tried to change his game and change his plan against Federer.

"He's moving in the right direction and definitely has a shot. Federer has a few injuries - it could be the last man standing."

Pat Rafter admitted he struggled at the Australian Open because of the suffocating pressure placed on local hopes and Cash, the 1987 Wimbledon champion who lost in the 1987 and 1998 Australian Open finals, agreed the spotlight could become unbearable.

"Lleyton performed last year, getting to the final, but the years before he hadn't done so well," Cash said.

"I played pretty well at the Open but I didn't really enjoy it. I didn't always enjoy my visits back to Australia even though I managed to get some good results. It's not a nice thing to be looked at all the time and pestered when all you want to do is play.

"It's unfortunate but Lleyton and Mark Philippoussis and guys like myself, a lot of the Aussie players, have a love-hate relationship with the media and get a fair bit of stick. Some of it's fair but most of it is not.

"You feel you're invaded and instead of having people with you, you feel a lot of people are against you. It's not until you get out on the court, then you see the crowd is behind you."

Cash agreed the gruelling schedule was contributing to the spate of injuries, but added: "In a way, it's just the nature of the game. Tennis is a bloody tough sport on the body and you just don't have the time to recover.

"It's sad, because sometimes they can really ruin tournaments."

World Beater
01-09-2006, 05:42 AM
Hm... it sounds familiar. This gem probably belongs to heya, the mentally challenged fan of Roddick.

No you are giving too much credit to heya.

the post is too coherent even for heya to claim this honor.

nobama
01-09-2006, 06:09 AM
I see there's a few Roddick fans in the live thread forum having a little go at Roger claiming that he says all the right things for the press but off camera he's no better than the rest of the tour (I'm not sure if that's good or bad :scratch: ). This was in response to a comment Roger supposedly made that Hewitt is his main threat at AO. First of all I don't know what they expect him to say. Before the US Open he said anyone in the top 5 he considered a threat. What's he supposed to say? Second I don't know how someone who's never met the guy before can make the claim he's no better than anyone else or clearly isn't "mr perfect". Besides, no fan I know of thinks he's "mr perfect" anyway. :shrug:

World Beater
01-09-2006, 06:21 AM
I see there's a few Roddick fans in the live thread forum having a little go at Roger claiming that he says all the right things for the press but off camera he's no better than the rest of the tour (I'm not sure if that's good or bad :scratch: ). This was in response to a comment Roger supposedly made that Hewitt is his main threat at AO. First of all I don't know what they expect him to say. Before the US Open he said anyone in the top 5 he considered a threat. What's he supposed to say? Second I don't know how someone who's never met the guy before can make the claim he's no better than anyone else or clearly isn't "mr perfect". Besides, no fan I know of thinks he's "mr perfect" anyway. :shrug:

it was just one fan, deb

she is ok. i dont mind her. I think she made a silly statement but it pales in comparison with the crap in gm posted by adeegee and the rafatards.

nobama
01-09-2006, 06:33 AM
it was just one fan, deb

she is ok. i dont mind her. I think she made a silly statement but it pales in comparison with the crap in gm posted by adeegee and the rafatards.Adeegee I don't mind so much because his stuff is just plain silly. But some people there are more serious and really have a hatred for Roger - yet they claim it's not him, but his fans :rolleyes:.

World Beater
01-09-2006, 06:38 AM
Adeegee I don't mind so much because his stuff is just plain silly. But some people there are more serious and really have a hatred for Roger - yet they claim it's not him, but his fans :rolleyes:.

deb i actually have known her on this message board for quite some time. she doesnt have hatred for roger. she does have delusions though.

adeegee can be silly and i dont mind that. but there have been many posts where he shows his hatred. she also claims that nadal is the best in the world etc., which gets annoying because its not plain fact.

TenHound
01-09-2006, 07:15 AM
I trust that w/AO on the way, Roger fans are flocking to the Guardian regularly for their often exc. pieces. Here's a Nugget of the Year bit on WTA by Eleanor Preston - who did great pre-AO interview w/Roger last year. (Slightly OT, but Hingis' return is a special occasion, as prob. even Roger agrees.)

In Mon. paper, she weighs in on return of Hingis, who just got beaten handily by Henin. Article ends thusly:

As much as Hingis's endearing lack of tact and playful sense of humour are warmly welcomed back, they may not be enough.

For my part, I'm starting to wonder if there won't be a handful to top players she simply doesn't have the arm speed/sheer mass to defeat. But if she's happy w/that, I'd still like to see her play. Actually I'd rather watch her tennis than most - beg. w/Sharapova.

nobama
01-09-2006, 11:52 AM
deb i actually have known her on this message board for quite some time. she doesnt have hatred for roger. she does have delusions though.

adeegee can be silly and i dont mind that. but there have been many posts where he shows his hatred. she also claims that nadal is the best in the world etc., which gets annoying because its not plain fact.Oh, I wasn't referring to Deb. I know she's not a Roger (or anyone else for that matter) hater. For me what's annoying is people who dislike Roger yet every time there is a thread about him in GM they feel the need to post. And then the thread become all about their silly nonsense.

SUKTUEN
01-09-2006, 04:55 PM
Roger must more careful this time :hug: :hug:

TenHound
01-09-2006, 09:52 PM
Someone started thread over there about what a bore AO will be....I posted something to the effect that watching the Greatest Player in the History of Men's Tennis play in his Prime is a real Yawner!!! What else to say to such shit!! If you can't appreciate Roger's tennis, you seriously need to find something else to do!

PaulieM
01-09-2006, 11:21 PM
GOOD LUCK ROGI!!!
haven't been around here for ages; took a break for exams etc. but i've still been keeping tabs on all things roger, and i had to throw in some good luck. can't wait for AO and hopefully to see our rogi get the title back. :wavey: :hug: to everyone, i miss you guys and hopefully i'll be back around at some point soon. :)

RonE
01-09-2006, 11:27 PM
Hey PaulieM long time no see :wavey: :hug:

Good luck with your exams- and here's hoping for another trophy to add to the trophy room thread :D

lunahielo
01-09-2006, 11:46 PM
Hello Paulie :wavey:

So glad to see you again. I missed you. :hug:
(Hope the exams went well)

Go Rogi!
luna

Stevens Point
01-09-2006, 11:46 PM
Mooya, welcome back! :wavey:

MissMoJo
01-10-2006, 03:05 AM
Paulie :wavey: :hug:
7 days to go,Can't wait :bounce:

nobama
01-10-2006, 07:49 AM
I don't like how people are basically handing Roger the trophy already. Now there's a thread in GM about how AO is going to be a bore because Nadal and Safin aren't playing, implying that Roger's going to walk away with the title. Of course I want him to win and of course I think he's the best player out there. But he's not unbeatable, and that's a lot of pressure to be under. But maybe that's the strategy of the fed haters - give him the title before the tourney has even started, complain about how boring it's going to be, and then if Roger loses, gloat about it and pretend they're :eek: that he lost to whomever.

World Beater
01-10-2006, 08:09 AM
I don't like how people are basically handing Roger the trophy already. Now there's a thread in GM about how AO is going to be a bore because Nadal and Safin aren't playing, implying that Roger's going to walk away with the title. Of course I want him to win and of course I think he's the best player out there. But he's not unbeatable, and that's a lot of pressure to be under. But maybe that's the strategy of the fed haters - give him the title before the tourney has even started, complain about how boring it's going to be, and then if Roger loses, gloat about it and pretend they're :eek: that he lost to whomever.

who cares. as long as we are not bored watching roger!

Mrs. B
01-10-2006, 09:14 AM
Someone started thread over there about what a bore AO will be....I posted something to the effect that watching the Greatest Player in the History of Men's Tennis play in his Prime is a real Yawner!!! What else to say to such shit!! If you can't appreciate Roger's tennis, you seriously need to find something else to do!

or they should be watching badminton instead. :devil:

i was watching Roger's match against Safin at the AO semis last night and the intensity of this match is just awesome. Roger screaming and getting emotional is a complete contrast to his last match against Monfils last weekend.
i'm so looking forward to next week and i really hope Roger reclaims the title.

:bounce:

bokehlicious
01-10-2006, 09:24 AM
who cares. as long as we are not bored watching roger!

And what non-sense in their comments :sad: Oz gonna be boring because Roger will win, but they admit it will be tough for him and expect great and entertaining tennis... So great tennis is boring ? What crapy tennis fans they should be :eek: :sad:

nobama
01-10-2006, 11:56 AM
And now Nadal is out. How is Brad Gilbert going to cope? :lol:

But seriously when people say Roger's relieved that Rafa pulled out of Oz. What a stupid statement. If Rafa was playing Oz they wouldn't meet until the finals so both players would have to get there. And there are plenty of tough condenders out there that to assume both of them would be in the finals before the tournament even starts is ridiculous.

World Beater
01-10-2006, 03:38 PM
And now Nadal is out. How is Brad Gilbert going to cope? :lol:

But seriously when people say Roger's relieved that Rafa pulled out of Oz. What a stupid statement. If Rafa was playing Oz they wouldn't meet until the finals so both players would have to get there. And there are plenty of tough condenders out there that to assume both of them would be in the finals before the tournament even starts is ridiculous.


i dont understand. if i were a top player, i would be relieved if a threat were out of a tournament. federer was asked about agassi's withdrawal, and said that it was now better for the other guys because a possible threat is removed. You could call this relief. it doesn't make roger scared or fearful of nadal, just practical.

there is nothing really too wrong about what they are saying.

yes, but it isn't a stretch to see nadal and federer in the final, is it? i dont blame them for thinking so.

RogiFan88
01-10-2006, 03:55 PM
...as if the other players aren't relieved that AA and Rafa aren't playing AO...

SUKTUEN
01-10-2006, 04:12 PM
GO ROGER ~!

nobama
01-10-2006, 07:03 PM
i dont understand. if i were a top player, i would be relieved if a threat were out of a tournament. federer was asked about agassi's withdrawal, and said that it was now better for the other guys because a possible threat is removed. You could call this relief. it doesn't make roger scared or fearful of nadal, just practical.

there is nothing really too wrong about what they are saying.

yes, but it isn't a stretch to see nadal and federer in the final, is it? i dont blame them for thinking so.But the point they're making is now that Rafa's out Roger's gonna walk away with it and the tournament's going to be :zzz: . That's where I disagree. Because I don't think Nadal is the only threat to Roger or anyone else.

nobama
01-10-2006, 07:06 PM
...as if the other players aren't relieved that AA and Rafa aren't playing AO...I'm sure they are. But how do we know had Rafa played (even at 100%) that someone wouldn't take him out? The idea that Roger and Rafa are the only two players who can challenge each other is ridiculous. Of course I have high hopes for Roger and hope he walks away with the title. But someone could take him out. Same with Nadal if he was playing.

World Beater
01-10-2006, 09:21 PM
even if nadal and safin played...they would not have done well

they havent played in months!

World Beater
01-10-2006, 09:23 PM
But the point they're making is now that Rafa's out Roger's gonna walk away with it and the tournament's going to be :zzz: . That's where I disagree. Because I don't think Nadal is the only threat to Roger or anyone else.

this talk is coming from rafatards and fed-haters.

its no surprise.

SUKTUEN
01-11-2006, 07:28 AM
:D Roger lost first match~but I think he will be more powerful in AO this year~! :D

^Sue^
01-12-2006, 10:15 AM
Suktuen,Don't worry...hehe, We all know that Roger Will eventually going on tO POWER UP during the Australian Open.....

RogiFan88
01-12-2006, 03:36 PM
even if nadal and safin played...they would not have done well

they havent played in months!

Very true. When they do come back [and if, in Maratski's case], it will take some time for them to get back into the rhythm. Rafa probably will not play DC and start his year in Marseille in mid-Feb. Poor Rafa.

RogiFan88
01-13-2006, 01:48 AM
AO06 main draw: TOP HALF

1 Federer - Istomin
Lee - Mayer
Sanguinetti - Q
Ascione - 30 Mirnyi
---
24 O Rochus - Llodra
Minar - Luczak
Goldstain - Djokovic
Haas - 14 Gasquet
---
12 Hrbaty - Q
Q - Norman
Q - Sluiter
Almagro - 23 Andreev
---
29 Volandri - Healey
Starace - Delic
Q - Kim
Karlovic - 5 Davydenko
---
3 Hewitt - Vik
Murray - Chela
C Rochus - Vliegen
Carlsen - 28 Verdasco
---
21 Kiefer - Srichaphan
Arthurs - Pashanski
Seppi - Q
Zib - 15 Ferrero
---
9 Gonzalez - Q
Clement - Mathieu
Berlocq - Phau
Horna - 22 Monfils
---
25 Grosjean - Philippoussis
Lisnard - Monaco
Marin - Martin
Hanescu - 6 Coria

BOTTOM HALF:

---
8 Gaudio - Sabau
Q - Schuettler
Santoro - Spadea
Pavel - 32 Moya
---
18 Ancic - Calleri
Hernych - Vicente
Bracciali - Q
Serra - 11 Ferrer
---
16 RObredo - Vanek
Henman - Tursonov
Q - Waske
Acasuso - 20 Blake
---
26 Nieminen - Kimmich
Zabaleta - Wang
Wawrinka - Montañes
Q - 4 Nalbandian
---
7 Ljubicic - Guccione
Dlouhy - Kohlschreiber
Mello - Muller
Behrend - 31 Lopez
---
19 Berdych - Reynolds
Q - Massu
Malisse - Youzhny
Saulnier - 10 Johansson
---
13 Ginepri - Melzer
Bjorkman - Q
GImelstob - Baghdatis
Q - 17 Stepanek
---
27 Dent - G G Lopez
Daniel - Q
Moodie - Hernandez
Q - 2 Roddick

SUKTUEN
01-13-2006, 02:24 AM
Suktuen,Don't worry...hehe, We all know that Roger Will eventually going on tO POWER UP during the Australian Open.....

I am so worry~~~~ :sad:

ytben
01-13-2006, 02:32 AM
Thanks for the draw RF! It is an ok draw, tough (well this is grand slam after all) but not extremely tough. Well this is assuming he is back to his usual level, I haven't seen him playing at all though, so a bit worried how he is.

anyway.............. GOOD LUCK ROGI!!!! :bounce:

SUKTUEN
01-13-2006, 02:37 AM
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TenHound
01-13-2006, 02:51 AM
Roger's main opponent will be Roger. Sounds like he could use another six weeks to rest his feet & Be Totally Confident they would hold up for him to play anyway he wishes. He's not sure yet - just hoping. I wish he'd sat out Year Ends so he'd be replenished now. He'll need his body by the 4th round! Bet Baggy was happy to see he's in the other 1/2 this time!!

Oriental_Rain
01-13-2006, 04:40 AM
Please Roger win the AO for yourself and your fans :aww:

nobama
01-13-2006, 05:15 AM
:confused: I thought Roger said he was 100% fit?

SUKTUEN
01-13-2006, 05:27 AM
:confused: I thought Roger said he was 100% fit?
I hope so ~!! :D

yanchr
01-13-2006, 06:41 AM
I kind of can't believe in my eyes when seeing the draw. Seems like Roger is avoiding many tough opponents. But I really think the draw doesn't matter too much to Roger. All he has to do is to mind his own game and deliver a Roger-style performance. AO is coming, let's go Roger!

bokehlicious
01-13-2006, 07:25 AM
:confused: I thought Roger said he was 100% fit?

I just heard him 5 minutes ago for a swiss radio (inteview made after the lasts Kooyong match) and he told the reporter he feels 100% fit... He is happy with the job done in Kooyong and is confident his fitness should be ready for Oz...
He spoke about the fact that his right shoulder hurted him a little, so he never served extremely fast in Kooyong in order to have some rest for his shoulder...
He also repeated that even though Nadal, AA and Safin pulled out it will be a real tough job there for him...

Dirk
01-13-2006, 07:49 AM
Of course he said it will be tough for him. I hope his shoulder pain is just soreness. I hope he is all ready for Oz.

ExpectedWinner
01-13-2006, 08:23 AM
He spoke about the fact that his right shoulder hurted him a little, so he never served extremely fast in Kooyong in order to have some rest for his shoulder...
..

:confused: Why not to withdraw then?

Puschkin
01-13-2006, 08:37 AM
:confused: Why not to withdraw then?

Because Roger Federer does not withdraw from a commitment ;) . It may not not be wise all the time, and we might not agree with it, but when did he ever withdraw when a tourney was already running?

RonE
01-13-2006, 09:40 AM
What's this about shoulder pain? Doesn't sound as if it's too serious otherwise I am sure he would have taken more drastic precautions.

The draw is actually not too bad- Mirnyi of course is the first big hurdle for him potentially in the third round and then Haas/Gasquet could be a bit difficult but all in all if Roger is at his best (and everything so far indicates that he is and fully motivated) it shouldn't be a problem for him to make it to the latter stages at least of the event.

bokehlicious
01-13-2006, 10:31 AM
What's this about shoulder pain? Doesn't sound as if it's too serious otherwise I am sure he would have taken more drastic precautions.


Yes, the shoulder pain seems not too serious, as Roger said, it only bothered him a little with powerfull first serves, and said he should feel 100% at Oz :cool:

yanchr
01-13-2006, 11:07 AM
The foot problem seems gone, now it's shoulder? Damn, I don't want to hear anything else regarding this kind of stuff, though I believe it should be nothing serious. But when was the last time that I am really sure he was playing physically 100%, not having anything in his mind to hinder him? Will we have those blessed moments again to know that he is truly fully fit into a big tournament? I'm tired of that and kind of vulnerable to hear those things again. Damnnnnn God blessssss

BTW, a powerful first serve is huge under certain conditions. AO is not Kooyong.

Two days to go. Rest well Roger.

Mrs. B
01-13-2006, 11:32 AM
Roger's main opponent will be Roger.

totally agree. as long as he has a sound mind and body, things will fall into place, but still not a walk in the park. the likes of Mirnyi, Haas or Gasquet, Murray, Monfils, et al could be threatening. He's got to be 101% ready.

Mrs. B
01-13-2006, 11:35 AM
and i almost forgot: Kiefer :scared:

Puschkin
01-13-2006, 11:58 AM
and i almost forgot: Kiefer :scared:

Kiefer would have to make the semis, I don't see that coming. And Murray neither :p

nobama
01-13-2006, 12:07 PM
I wouldn't be too concerned about the shoulder. Doesn't sound serious.

nobama
01-13-2006, 12:08 PM
and i almost forgot: Kiefer :scared:I know. Grrr....but at least they can't meet until the semis and I don't see Kiefer getting there. If he even plays. He pulled out of Kooyong with a rolled ankle.

SUKTUEN
01-13-2006, 01:15 PM
Don't worry~!! Be Happy~!!!!

GOD BLESS YOU Roger~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :D :D :D

1sun
01-13-2006, 03:12 PM
sum stats on iso man http://www.atptennis.com/en/players/playerprofiles/default2.asp?playersearch=Istomin

only 3 atp matches,2 wins, 19 year old so a youngin.

RonE
01-13-2006, 03:22 PM
Istomin- reminds you of hystamin doesn't it?

Fortunately, Roger is the anti-hystamin ;)

RogiFan88
01-13-2006, 04:00 PM
Istomin- reminds you of hystamin doesn't it?

Fortunately, Roger is the anti-hystamin ;)

:p

RogiFan88
01-13-2006, 05:50 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/default.stm

Check Rogi's audio:

Federer in dark over first opponent

RogiFan88
01-13-2006, 05:54 PM
Sorry if already posted elsewhere but lovely article:

Federer in full swing for legendary status
By Mark Hodgkinson
(Filed: 13/01/2006)

In pics: Australian Open seeds

A man apart on the tour, and quite possibly the finest racket-swinger in the sport's history, Roger Federer has different ambitions and considerations to the rest at this stage of the season. While the others are simply readying themselves for the Australian Open, his thoughts were somewhat grander yesterday, with the Swiss disclosing that he wanted to "become a legend".

He is the shortest-priced favourite in the history of the Australian Open, which starts here on Monday, with seemingly all the bookmakers across the state of Victoria making the wise decision that the other 127 players on the drawsheet are more than a couple of perfectly-hit forehands off Federer's talent. Judging by the odds, the bookies plainly believe that Andy Roddick, Lleyton Hewitt and company might as well sling their racket-bags over their shoulders now and trudge off into the distance.

Desert classic: Roger Federer relaxes in Doha this month
Federer, the world No 1, is hoping to accumulate his seventh grand slam title at Melbourne Park, after winning Wimbledon in 2003, taking the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open in 2004, and last season defending his Wimbledon and US Open trophies. And he has done it all with class and style, and lately it seems that he has been giving some serious thought to how he will be perceived long-term. The "legend" comments were not meant to sound immodest, as he is not one for pre-season pretence and bombast; it was just that Federer knows exactly how good he is.

"I know that I mustn't get injured, that I have to stay healthy, that I have to live for tennis. I'm not going to be the best player in the world just fooling around. I have to be professional and serious, and stay that way for a long time. That is the difference between the legends and those who are just good players - legends are capable of keeping it going for a long time. That is what I want to achieve, to become a legend," the 24-year-old said.

Perhaps some in the tennis world already regard Federer as such. He has enjoyed praise from most of the celebrated players in the sport, current and former, and admitted that there have been occasions when it has been difficult to stop his head from being turned. He does not want his ego to get out of control. "I like what former players say about me, but I have to watch out that I don't like it too much," he said.

But, of all the compliments Federer has received for his trophy-winning skills, he says that the ones that have meant the most have come from his girlfriend. Mirka Vavrinec, Federer's public relations manager as well as his girlfriend of five years, is herself a former top-100 player and has watched almost all his matches at the highest level, so he says that she can fully appreciate the magnitude of what he has done.

"I don't often get a chance to reflect on what I have achieved, and it usually happens when I'm on vacation, and I'm talking to Mirka, and she will say to me, 'Jesus, Roger, I can't believe what you've been doing, that you've been winning all these matches'. That is the nicest moment for me, when Mirka tells me that she is proud that I can handle it all. Those are the times, when I'm talking to Mirka, when I feel really good about myself."

One achievement which registered highly with Federer was winning the US Open last season, as that put him level with Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg, his two boyhood idols, on six slams.

"That was a nice feeling for me, as I remember watching them when I was growing up, and how great they were, and I've matched their careers. It's great to be on the same page as them as they were the ones that I looked up to when I was a kid," he said.

Inevitably, the conversation then turned to the possibility of Federer breaking the record set by American Pete Sampras, the winner of 14 grand slam titles. "I can understand why people are saying that I will equal the Sampras record, as I am halfway through my career and everything is possible, and the last few years have been outstanding.

"I certainly do have a shot at breaking the record, but I just need to keep it going for a long time. It will be a hard thing to do, as the Sampras record is phenomenal. And though it would be nice to break the record, for the moment I'm just concentrating on my own career, and seeing where it takes me," he said.

"My main goals this season are to keep the world No 1 ranking and to win Wimbledon again. I want to have another great season, and I love winning matches and winning as many as I can. A first French Open title would add something to my career. The slams are important but, then again, every tournament I go to becomes important. I'll try to win every event I enter this season but I know that it's going to be hard."

Chasing history has come at a high price. Such have been the demands on his time that Federer said that what started out as a sport often felt more like a business. "There are definitely occasions when it's like a business to me, when I don't have time for myself.

"I was in Switzerland for 10 days during the off-season, and I had to pick up an award, and then I was practising hard with my conditioning trainer, and then I had to meet my friends, my family, and spend time with Mirka. And all of a sudden I realised that I didn't have very much time for myself," he said.

"I started to plan my time very carefully, and it was terrible. I had to tell my friend, 'Look, in three days, we will meet at 10.45 in the morning in this place, and we will have exactly an hour and a half'. That was awful. I feel like I'm not being true to myself, which isn't right. I have to watch that tennis doesn't dominate my life."

Federer said that tennis often left him mentally and physically drained. On a number of holidays with Mirka his energy levels had run so low after the long year that all he could do was slump on to a sun-lounger and lie there for hours. "Sometimes I've been on holiday at the end of the year and I've been too tired to even walk to the beach, or get up and order a drink, and that's not good," he said.

"But the good thing about tennis is that I don't have to play on until I'm 50 years old.

At 35, it's all over. For me, at 35, you are still young and there's still so much to achieve and do. You can change your life, you can become a construction worker, whatever you want to do. That is why I give everything to my tennis career now, and once I have had enough I can then walk away and say, 'OK, what's next?'"

Federer said that when he is done with tennis he would like a trophy room in his house so that he can look back on his career. "I have many awards and trophies, but I don't have a trophy room at home as my apartment is too small. I put my awards in the living room, and all my grand slam trophies in the dining room, so I can see them every day when I'm home," he said.

"One day I hope that I will have a trophy room and present it nicely, with all the pictures and trophies and statistics all together in one place. But maybe it's good that I don't have that room yet, as if I did I might get too caught up in myself."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/main.jhtml;jsessionid=ZPLI15XS3DVBRQFIQMFSFFOAVCBQ 0IV0?xml=/sport/2006/01/13/stroge13.xml&sSheet=/sport/2006/01/13/ixtenn.html

'Murray may find it more difficult now'
By Mark Hodgkinson
(Filed: 13/01/2006)

In pics: Australian Open top 10 seeds

Recalling how it was when he emerged on to the tennis scene as a much-hyped young player, Roger Federer predicted yesterday that Andy Murray is likely to encounter the same difficulties dealing with expectations and pressures during his first full season on the main tour against the world's best.

"I had a lot of pressure on me back then, with people saying that I was going to be one of the next great players," Federer said. "I'm not sure that always helped me, and that may be the same situation with Murray. People are putting the spotlight on Murray, and in a way that is nice for him, but it does add more pressure, and that can create some new problems for him. He may find it's difficult to make a big jump this year."

The world No 1 said that he was impressed with Murray during his defeat of the 18-year-old in last October's Bangkok final. "The potential is obvious, and he can definitely make the world's top 20 this season," Federer said. "From there anything can happen, but he's so young and needs time to develop. Potential will only take you so far in this sport, and after that it's just hard work.

"The way Murray plays is very mature as he doesn't hustle points. He isn't too aggressive or too passive. He has got the right mix in his shots. Maybe when he first played on the tour it was a little like a boy playing against men, but not any more. Now it's all down to the mental approach, being able to do it day in, day out."

Federer went out of his way to welcome Murray to the locker room.

"I remember when I first saw Murray at Wimbledon last summer, and thinking that he was shy. I had already heard of him then and I was keeping an eye on him. But I think that Henman is still the man to watch rather than Murray and Greg Rusedski. I think Henman is still the top British guy."

Australian Open seeds in full
Men's Women's
1 Roger Federer Swi Lindsay Davenport USA
2 Andy Roddick USA Kim Clijsters Bel
3 Lleyton Hewitt Aus Amelie Mauresmo Fra
4 David Nalbandian Arg Maria Sharapova Rus
5 Nikolay Davydenko Rus Mary Pierce Fra
6 Guillermo Coria Arg Nadia Petrova Rus
7 Ivan Ljubicic Cro Patty Schnyder Swi
8 Gaston Gaudio Arg Justine Henin-Hardenne Bel
9 Fernando Gonzalez Chi Elena Dementieva Rus
10 Thomas Johansson Swe Venus Williams USA
11 David Ferrer Spa Nathalie Dechy Fra
12 Dominik Hrbaty Svk Anastasia Myskina Fra
13 Robby Ginepri USA Serena Williams USA
14 Richard Gasquet Fra Svetlana Kusnetsova Rus
15 Juan Carlos Ferrero Spa Francesca Schiavone Ita
16 Tommy Robredo Spa Nicole Vaidisova Cze
17 Radek Stepanek Cze Daniela Hantuchova Svk
18 Mario Ancic Cro Elena Likhovtseva Rus
19 Tomas Berdych Cze Dinara Safina Rus
20 James Blake USA Flavia Pennetta Ita
21 Nicolas Kiefer Ger Ana Ivanovic Scg
22 Gael Monfils Fra Anna-Lena Groenefeld Ger
23 Igor Andreev Rus Jelena Jankovic Scg
24 Olivier Rochus Bel Tatiana Golovin Fra
25 Sebastien Grosjean Fra Maria Kirlenko Rus
26 Jarkko Nieminen Fin Ai Sugiyama Jpn
27 Taylor Dent USA Marion Bartoli Fra
28 Fernando Verdasco Spa Anabel Medina Garrigues Spa
29 Filippo Volandri Ita Klara Koukalova Cze
30 Max Mirnyi Blr Vera Zvonareva Rus
31 Feliciano Lopez Spa Gisela Dulko Arg
32 Carlos Moya Spa Sania Mirza Ind
www.telegraph.co.uk/hodgkinson

TenHound
01-13-2006, 06:20 PM
Surely the Most Vomitous phrase written about Roger: quite possibly the finest racquet-swinger in the sport's history

nobama
01-13-2006, 07:21 PM
So tangerine dream thinks Roger's got a cake walk to the final and Andy's draw is harder. :haha:

stebs
01-13-2006, 07:45 PM
good luck Rogi. The only player I would rather have win than you is Gaston and we all know how likely that is to happen. GOOOOO ROGER

Fergie
01-13-2006, 10:28 PM
A good draw for Rogi, good luck! :bounce:

Skyward
01-13-2006, 11:14 PM
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nobama
01-14-2006, 06:08 AM
So Michael Lammer playes Andy Roddick R1. That stinks. :(

And bottom half plays first, so we won't see Roger until Tuesday. And if he plays at night I don't think we'll see him live in the USA on Monday night. Probably tape delay on Tuesday. Since he's playing a no name they might not show much of him anyway.

SUKTUEN
01-14-2006, 08:47 AM
GO ROGER GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Mrs. B
01-14-2006, 11:44 AM
So Michael Lammer playes Andy Roddick R1. That stinks. :(


upset, upset, upset!!!! :devil:

RonE
01-14-2006, 12:52 PM
So Michael Lammer playes Andy Roddick R1. That stinks. :(

And bottom half plays first, so we won't see Roger until Tuesday. And if he plays at night I don't think we'll see him live in the USA on Monday night. Probably tape delay on Tuesday. Since he's playing a no name they might not show much of him anyway.

Call me superstitious but I think it's a good sign his half of the draw is playing later than the other half. Last year Roger's half played first he played his semifinal on Thursday ended up losing in five sets.

The year before that Federer's half played second and his semifinal was on Friday and he ended up winning the event. :D

bokehlicious
01-14-2006, 01:15 PM
upset, upset, upset!!!! :devil:

:haha: biggest upset of the decade :p

avocadoe
01-14-2006, 03:08 PM
GOOD LUCK ROGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

SUKTUEN
01-15-2006, 05:22 AM
upset, upset, upset!!!! :devil:
Andy Please Please you must got to the final play with Roger!!
Work Hard!!!! :(

GOOD LUCK ROGER TOO~!!! :D :D

Roger do not play in the first day, ~~~ :o :mad:

lsy
01-15-2006, 01:27 PM
Call me superstitious but I think it's a good sign his half of the draw is playing later than the other half. Last year Roger's half played first he played his semifinal on Thursday ended up losing in five sets.

The year before that Federer's half played second and his semifinal was on Friday and he ended up winning the event. :D

:worship: :haha:

You're so full of crap Ron...seriously, you can come out with just about any superstitious theory under the sky :smash:

I'm just glad AO is finally starting, I swear I will throw my tv out of the window if I have to watch another 1092830198293 times of the repeat of last year sf each time I come home and on starsports :rolleyes: :o (no I'm not just a sour fedtard , I had watched this century "great" match for at least 3 times...though mainly to see how Rogi almost turned around the match when down 2-5 at 5th :p )

Let's go Rogi!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

ste
01-15-2006, 01:53 PM
Good luck Roger over there in Down Under... hope this year the title will belong to the Swiss Champ again!!!

Take round for round and match after match!! Go for it and show us what Roger-style tennis looks like!!

Toi Toi Toi Roger :bounce::bounce::bounce:

lunahielo
01-15-2006, 07:48 PM
Allez Roger and Michael Lammer!!!

tschaeggy
01-15-2006, 08:45 PM
go Roger go Swissboys and girls!!!!!!!!! Good luck!!!!!!!!!

nobama
01-15-2006, 10:04 PM
Good luck Michael! :) You're going to need it against Roddick.

Nocko
01-15-2006, 10:46 PM
:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:
Good Luck Roger!!
:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

Daniel
01-16-2006, 12:22 AM
Go Roger :worship: :bounce: :tennis:

PaulieM
01-16-2006, 12:22 AM
Go Roger :worship: :bounce: :tennis:
:kiss:
GO ROGER!!!!!!! :bounce

tangerine_dream
01-16-2006, 01:56 AM
So tangerine dream thinks Roger's got a cake walk to the final and Andy's draw is harder. :haha:
And I'm right, too.

Art&Soul
01-16-2006, 02:00 AM
Lets go ROGI, lets go for the TITLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEee :D :angel: :D

nobama
01-16-2006, 02:14 AM
And I'm right, too.Whatever. :rolleyes: You should be happy about that. You wouldn't want him to make the finals because of an easy draw, would you?

Fedex
01-16-2006, 02:17 AM
Good luck Roger.

nobama
01-16-2006, 02:18 AM
I like what Mary Carillo said tonight. She was sort of ripping on the Williams sisters for chosing to peak around slams and not much care about other tournaments. She mentioned Sampras too. But then she gave props to Roger and Rafa for wanting to win every tournament they play. I'm glad she isn't afraid to speak her mind, go after Serena about her fitness, and go after players for only choosing to care about the slams. I had to laugh when she said Venus and Serena can't blame their injuries on playing too much. :lol:

TenHound
01-16-2006, 02:34 AM
Thanks for the info., Mirkaland. I won't be able to watch this yr, so I'll be checking in to keep informed.

re Wms., if anything they're getting injured - IF they are legitimately injured, which is very dubious at least half the time - from not playing enough. When you do anything very well, you can't go about it sporadically, or you will pull things. The forces are too great.

nobama
01-16-2006, 02:38 AM
Mary Carillo is great because she tells it like it is and doesn't coddle and favor the Americans. Of course a big reason I like her is because she's a huge Rogi fan. But she makes a good point when she knocks players for only caring about the Slams. That's why I hope the Williams sisters get knocked out. Because I think right now they feel they can waltz into a slam with not a lot of preparation and win the thing. And then go off and do other things like fashion and acting. :o

TenHound
01-16-2006, 02:46 AM
Mary is the Best. She doesn't blather endlessly, but is extremely insightful...and Utterly Adores Roger. She gives him his due :)

I was pissed off last yr. that LDav gave Wms2 the trophy, rather than withdrawing from doubles to rest for her finals match as is the standard operating procedure. I appreciate her friendship w/Corina M., but it's too late in her career to be giving away Trophies to Majors. Plus, Wms2 was trotting around like she'd actually won it, instead of being on the winning end of Lindsay's extraordinary values.

I just checked a picture thread - last page I think. I couldn't get it all, as I have a dialup & it takes too long to download those huge pics. BUT I saw Rog in that orange T-shirt & a white one. The orange one Definitely did not have a nike insignia, and I didn't see it on the white one. god i hope Roger tossed his nike shoes. Anyone know anything, or seen those damn nike logos recently???

nobama
01-16-2006, 03:42 AM
I just checked a picture thread - last page I think. I couldn't get it all, as I have a dialup & it takes too long to download those huge pics. BUT I saw Rog in that orange T-shirt & a white one. The orange one Definitely did not have a nike insignia, and I didn't see it on the white one. god i hope Roger tossed his nike shoes. Anyone know anything, or seen those damn nike logos recently???The orange one for sure had nike...the back of the shirt is a yellow tennis ball with a nike swoosh in the middle. His shoes aren't new, but they're still nike. So if you're thinking (hoping) Roger dropped nike, think again. ;)

http://av.warehousesports.com/tw/big/NMDFBTS-RD-big.jpg

PaulieM
01-16-2006, 04:13 AM
I was pissed off last yr. that LDav gave Wms2 the trophy, rather than withdrawing from doubles to rest for her finals match as is the standard operating procedure. I appreciate her friendship w/Corina M., but it's too late in her career to be giving away Trophies to Majors. Plus, Wms2 was trotting around like she'd actually won it, instead of being on the winning end of Lindsay's extraordinary values.

:rolleyes: last time i checked a win was a win, unless you get a walkover you haven't been handed anything. :shrug:

bokehlicious
01-16-2006, 08:10 AM
Roger starts tomorrow the first match on Rod Laver Arena, 11:00 AM local time

Mrs. B
01-16-2006, 09:23 AM
good luck, Roger!!!!! :bounce:

nobama
01-16-2006, 11:42 AM
Ok, so why does Roger start first tomorrow? They did that at the US Open too and I remember the arena was not even half full when it started. :( And then he was asked about it in his press conference after the match. He was nice about it, but did say he's not used to playing so early. I know they're going to play favorites with Lleyton and Scud, but then why not put the women's match on first?

fightclubber
01-16-2006, 12:27 PM
Well We had first matches in Argentina, we had Gaudio and Nalbandian, and the stadiums looked pretty full.
Im afraid we wont see Roger tonight as Coria plays same time, too.. And we have priority to latin america players...:mad:
But maybe they show later ??
Il cross my fingers
Silvy

MissMoJo
01-16-2006, 12:56 PM
Since espn's coverage doesn't start til 9:30 (live) does this mean they won't show Roger? :confused: i really can't stomach another night of women's matches :rolleyes:

nobama
01-16-2006, 12:57 PM
Too bad for Lammer. :sad: But nice win for Andy. :yeah:

Good luck today Rogi! :bounce:

PamV
01-16-2006, 02:00 PM
Someone started thread over there about what a bore AO will be....I posted something to the effect that watching the Greatest Player in the History of Men's Tennis play in his Prime is a real Yawner!!! What else to say to such shit!! If you can't appreciate Roger's tennis, you seriously need to find something else to do!

Right. If people don't have an eye for great tennis then what's the point of arguing with them?

What I am wondering is WHEN/IF ESPN will air Roger's 1st round match? I see they will be showing Roddick's taped match this afternoon. It seems like things haven't changed despite their increased air time. They still concentrate on showing all the Americans whole matches even if they are one-sided blowouts.

There are many interesting match up I'd like to see. It would be nice if they'd mix up the viewing and not follow a totally one-sided match. (Davenport's 1st round last night for example.)

PamV
01-16-2006, 02:04 PM
Since espn's coverage doesn't start til 9:30 (live) does this mean they won't show Roger? :confused: i really can't stomach another night of women's matches :rolleyes:

ESPN has a lot of time slots open to show AO. They begin at 2:30pm today.....when they will show the tape of Roddick. Why wouldn't they show Roger, LIVE instead? The results of the Roddick match are already known and nothing about Roddick's game is fascinating by itself.

One would think that now with IMG promoting Roger he would get some fair treatment with ESPN.

nobama
01-16-2006, 02:36 PM
I'm really pissed we won't get to see Roger live in the USA. ESPN may have some contractual obligation to show womens basketball, but then couldn't they move tennis coverage to ESPN Classic? I know not everyone gets that channel, but it's better than nothing. :(

What really pisses me off though is the AO scheduling Roger first at 11am. How often is it that the #1 player/seed is the first one on court. Usually they play later in the day or at night. The only one I can think of is Lindsay Davenport, but she requests to play then because she wants to know exactly when she's going to be on court.

yanchr
01-16-2006, 02:54 PM
What really pisses me off though is the AO scheduling Roger first at 11am. How often is it that the #1 player/seed is the first one on court.
I'm a little pissed off too. Once it was the US Open, now it's the Australian Open. WTF...Are those organisers taking Roger so light because he is extremely nice and won't whine even a single word? :rolleyes:

Anyway, I don't think Roger will be at all bothered by this little stuff. Focus Roger, and good luck the whole tournament! Please kick it off strong tomorrow :bounce::bounce:

Fergie
01-16-2006, 03:14 PM
Well We had first matches in Argentina, we had Gaudio and Nalbandian, and the stadiums looked pretty full.
Im afraid we wont see Roger tonight as Coria plays same time, too.. And we have priority to latin america players...:mad:
But maybe they show later ??
Il cross my fingers
Silvy
I guess they will show only some points of Rogi match :mad:

Go Rogi, go!!! :bounce:

Puschkin
01-16-2006, 03:32 PM
Anyway, I don't think Roger will be at all bothered by this little stuff. Focus Roger, and good luck the whole tournament! Please kick it off strong tomorrow :bounce::bounce:

:yeah:

bokehlicious
01-16-2006, 03:41 PM
:mad: I'm almost sure ES France will broadcast live Pierce's match on the vodafone arena instead of Roger's match... :sad:

At least I'll be able to see him live on the swiss channel, but with poor pathetic comments :(

Fedex
01-16-2006, 03:48 PM
I'm not sure if I'll get to see Roger's opening match. Knowing ESPN as well as I do, they will probably show reruns of Roddick's and Serena's matchs'.

Nocko
01-16-2006, 03:51 PM
wowow won't cover Rogi's 1st round. :sad: and I can't follow SB on time coz of job. Good luck Rogi, Focus and enjoy the GS. :hug:

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

RogiFan88
01-16-2006, 04:39 PM
HOPP, ROGI!!! Let's have a nice easy first-round match for you!!

Sharapova sure was BORINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG... one Wms down, one to go...

Yay for Ferrer, GGL, Robredo, Blake, Kirilenko, Gaudio, Jarkko, Stan, Dani...

PaulieM
01-16-2006, 05:42 PM
I'm not sure if I'll get to see Roger's opening match. Knowing ESPN as well as I do, they will probably show reruns of Roddick's and Serena's matchs'.
according to their site, espn is showing rogi tonight at 9:30

Mrs. B
01-16-2006, 05:44 PM
:mad: I'm almost sure ES France will broadcast live Pierce's match on the vodafone arena instead of Roger's match... :sad:

At least I'll be able to see him live on the swiss channel, but with poor pathetic comments :(

put it in mute. i do that with the commentator on TSI. :devil:

nobama
01-16-2006, 07:02 PM
I'm a little pissed off too. Once it was the US Open, now it's the Australian Open. WTF...Are those organisers taking Roger so light because he is extremely nice and won't whine even a single word? :rolleyes:

Anyway, I don't think Roger will be at all bothered by this little stuff. Focus Roger, and good luck the whole tournament! Please kick it off strong tomorrow :bounce::bounce:I'm sure Roger's OK with it, but it is crappy. They could've put him on second and put one of the womens matches on first. What's really stupid is ESPN is going to show Roger's match tape delayed when they could be showing live tennis? :retard: I'm assuming we're not going to see the entire match but just highlights. Even still, showing it a couple hours later is almost worse than showing it the next day! :o

bokehlicious
01-16-2006, 08:02 PM
put it in mute. i do that with the commentator on TSI. :devil:

I'll watch it on TSR2 and I'll mute the comments I guess :o It's a pitty that ES France don't show it, because I like Guillaume Raoux and Hervé Duthu's comments on Roger :) (G. Raoux is "well known" in tennis history as the first man to lose to Roger in an ATP tournament lol)

Mrs. B
01-16-2006, 08:34 PM
I'll watch it on TSR2 and I'll mute the comments I guess :o It's a pitty that ES France don't show it, because I like Guillaume Raoux and Hervé Duthu's comments on Roger :) (G. Raoux is "well known" in tennis history as the first man to lose to Roger in an ATP tournament lol)

the guys on TSR are alright compared to that guy on TSI. He talks non stop, even talking during points! :mad:
but British ES will show it at 0100H.

G Raoux has made a good contribution to tennis history! :lol:

1sun
01-16-2006, 08:38 PM
good luck rog

bokehlicious
01-16-2006, 08:46 PM
He talks non stop, even talking during points!


Quite normal for italian speaking guys lol, the problem on the TSR is that the guy who comment tennis simply doesn't know this sport, so you never ever learn anything with his blablas... But we don't have to complain, at least we have live coverage in Switzerland of every Roger's matches...

Mrs. B
01-16-2006, 09:35 PM
But we don't have to complain, at least we have live coverage in Switzerland of every Roger's matches...

indeed. :angel:

Dirk
01-16-2006, 09:38 PM
I'm not sure if I'll get to see Roger's opening match. Knowing ESPN as well as I do, they will probably show reruns of Roddick's and Serena's matchs'.

It doesn't matter man, we will see Roger when it really matters. :)

RogiFan88
01-16-2006, 09:52 PM
we saw Maria and Venus last night and today Pandy and Venus... again... AY!

TenHound
01-16-2006, 10:17 PM
Now that Roger's signed on w/Int'l Mobsters Group I would think he'd get better coverage. His agent's wife is one of the espn tennis team, and they are also agents for prob. all the broadcasters. They have every reason to talk him up, aside from the fact that PMac, Mary & Cliffie all adore him. PMac has said, he'd go anywhere & pay anything to watch him play.

What I don't entirely get is why they still think that they can more easily interest viewers in Pandy's crap. I suspect it's 'cuz it's a mostly young male testosterone poisoned am. corporate team sports audience that's already tuned in to them. Roger appeals to those who like fine wine; whereas Pandy (& probably RN) plays to the cheap beer boys.

Is Cliffie back on the team this year? No one has mentioned him yet. Hope I don't offend anyone by saying that I think the 3of them (Cliffie, Mary C. & PMac) do an excellent job in general. (If someone said nothing I disagreed w/they'd be too bland & boring to be on in the first place.)

Stay Healthy Rog, and make this the start to a beautiful year. Though it is sad you can't take out Marat in the final this yr!!

tonia9
01-16-2006, 11:39 PM
Good luck Roger !! :bounce:

PaulieM
01-17-2006, 12:00 AM
Is Cliffie back on the team this year? No one has mentioned him yet. Hope I don't offend anyone by saying that I think the 3of them (Cliffie, Mary C. & PMac) do an excellent job in general. (If someone said nothing I disagreed w/they'd be too bland & boring to be on in the first place.)

haven't seen cliff yet. last night was dick, mary and pmac. i like cliff, hope we get to see/hear him at some point over the next couple of weeks.

Skyward
01-17-2006, 01:39 AM
Roger won. It looks easy on the scoreboard 6-2, 6-3, 6-2

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

I bet ESPN will show the final point of the match. Are my expectations too high? ;)

Sophie1030
01-17-2006, 01:41 AM
Well done! Roger! Go! :bounce:

yanchr
01-17-2006, 01:44 AM
Congrats Roger for the solid first win! The light green bandana stood out more than the match itself for me :rolleyes: :lol:

Brianna
01-17-2006, 02:14 AM
Congrats Roger on your opening round victory. :)

nobama
01-17-2006, 02:29 AM
Congrats Roger! :worship:

nobama
01-17-2006, 02:49 AM
Anyone see the match? From the stats looks like he had his share of UE's, but his percentage at the net was good - something like 80%.

TenHound
01-17-2006, 03:24 AM
Did espn not show it?? If not, what did they show?

PaulieM
01-17-2006, 03:25 AM
Did espn not show it?? If not, what did they show?
nope. they've been showing mauresmo and they showed the very end of the haas/gasquet match. only good thing is cliff is around now. :)

RogiFan88
01-17-2006, 03:27 AM
Roger Federer Interview R1 d Istomin
Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Q. What was the most satisfying part of that, what looked like a very easy win?

ROGER FEDERER: Excuse me?

Q. What was the most satisfying part of what looked like to be a very easy win? Can you take anything from it?

ROGER FEDERER: Getting used to the conditions, I think, is obviously the main thing if you're playing against an opponent you're such a huge favorite in. You know, I thought it was not easy today because, you know, he was serving big, taking a lot of chances on my return. So we didn't see too many rallies, which didn't really allow me to get the rhythm going, you know.

I guess I still believe it was a good match. I won comfortably. That's what counts most.

Q. How did you find the speed of the courts?

ROGER FEDERER: Well, it was quick. He served me aces, didn't he? No, I guess it's sort of a fair surface. It's definitely no faster than last year. Yeah, sort of a little unexpected after Lleyton already said something last year, I thought they might speed up the courts a little bit. I don't feel that's the case too much.

He played well last year. I did, too. Maybe we can expect the same again this year.

Q. He's someone you haven't met, let alone played. Were you surprised, he didn't seem nervous at all.

ROGER FEDERER: You've got to ask him, I don't know. I mean, he had a good first opening service game. You know, two aces. I think that definitely calms you down straightaway.

I got his serve later on. I also thought, you know, he played pretty good, you know, under the circumstances against me. Obviously, you know, I have a big repertoire of shots, so I always get a way maybe to find my way into somebody's game, especially ranked that low.

Again, he's up‑and‑coming. He's pretty young still. I hope we're going to see more of him because I thought he played pretty good.

Q. Has your deal with IMG made any sort of difference to your activities? Are you much busier off court now?

ROGER FEDERER: No, no changes so far. I don't want to have much more to do because I'm quite booked out already. I told that to IMG very clearly, that that's not why I'm going back to you, it's you guys that have more to do. It's the opposite.

http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/interviews/2006-01-17/200601171137466507155.html

Skyward
01-17-2006, 03:47 AM
Q. Has your deal with IMG made any sort of difference to your activities? Are you much busier off court now?

ROGER FEDERER: No, no changes so far. I don't want to have much more to do because I'm quite booked out already. I told that to IMG very clearly, that that's not why I'm going back to you, it's you guys that have more to do. It's the opposite.


http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/interviews/2006-01-17/200601171137466507155.html

:D Good answer

nobama
01-17-2006, 04:06 AM
I'd be nice if ESPN would at least get an interview with Rog. They've hardly talked about him at all.

oneandonlyhsn
01-17-2006, 05:22 AM
Hey everyone, its been such a long time since I've visited the forums. I just wanted to say a huge hola to all the Rogi fans, and wish my sweetie all the best at the Aussie Open.

ytben
01-17-2006, 11:00 AM
So happy Rogi won easily today :yeah: Good luck in second round Rogi :bounce:

PS: Another thing that makes me happy today: the return of Ms. Hingis in style :D

Dirk
01-17-2006, 12:23 PM
Anyone see the match? From the stats looks like he had his share of UE's, but his percentage at the net was good - something like 80%.


Um Mirkaland, 19 UEs is not a lot for a 3 set match.

nobama
01-17-2006, 12:37 PM
Um Mirkaland, 19 UEs is not a lot for a 3 set match.Well I think he was +1 in the winners/errors department. Yes it was a three set match but not that many games were played. Ljubicic played more games in his three set win but only had 9 UE's to 50+ winners I think.

nobama
01-17-2006, 12:40 PM
I see Wawrinka gets to play on Rod Laver arena at night before Roger does. :lol: I wonder what they'll do on Thursday since Hewitt won his match too. My guess is Hewitt will play at night but they won't put Roger out there at 11 am.

Mrs. B
01-17-2006, 01:06 PM
Congrats Roger for the solid first win! The light green bandana stood out more than the match itself for me :rolleyes: :lol:

i like it, matches well with the green environment! :lol:

what did you think of Mirka's fuschia (?) colored jacket?

well, for a match that started at 11 am, it was certainly packed. :angel:

nobama
01-17-2006, 02:07 PM
i like it, matches well with the green environment! :lol:

what did you think of Mirka's fuschia (?) colored jacket?

well, for a match that started at 11 am, it was certainly packed. :angel:On ESPN they showed Mirka and Tony a few times and they both looked bored. One time when the camera panned to Mirka I think they caught her digging in her purse. And I was amazed at how full the arena was. I don't think that would be the case at any other slam. Certainly not the US Open.

Mrs. B
01-17-2006, 02:27 PM
On ESPN they showed Mirka and Tony a few times and they both looked bored. One time when the camera panned to Mirka I think they caught her digging in her purse. And I was amazed at how full the arena was. I don't think that would be the case at any other slam. Certainly not the US Open.

and did you see her iloveyouverymuch ring as she put her hand to her cheek? ;) yes, i think friends/family kept texting her as she kept digging in her purse. :lol:

avocadoe
01-17-2006, 03:18 PM
well done Roger!!! good luck round #2
:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

espn2 sneaked it on before the Hingis match so I only have a bit on tape from 3-1 in the third...will watch this morning :)

SUKTUEN
01-17-2006, 03:46 PM
Well Done Roger~!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Give me your BEST Shot~!!!!!!!!!! :D :D

stebs
01-17-2006, 04:47 PM
Well I think he was +1 in the winners/errors department. Yes it was a three set match but not that many games were played. Ljubicic played more games in his three set win but only had 9 UE's to 50+ winners I think.

I watched the whole matcha dn have it on tape :D

He did hit some UE's but quite alot of them were miss hit backhands which is always going to happen if you hit one handed backhands. Also despite not many clean winners he dominated most of the points.

Rogi hit one magic shot too. Istomin hit a really good bakchand slice from mid court and Rogi did the exact same thing back but Rogi's was beautiful and perfect. Istomin was near the net already but he still couldn't get it.

yanchr
01-17-2006, 05:32 PM
i like it, matches well with the green environment! :lol:

what did you think of Mirka's fuschia (?) colored jacket?

well, for a match that started at 11 am, it was certainly packed. :angel:
Actually I like it too :D That's why I'm his fan--I'm as much narcissistic as he is :lol:

Oh, I just caught one sight of Mirka and her firing jacket and I was astonished :eek: But I do like the color (not sure about it being on Mirka :tape:;) ). I generally love the bright orange and green of AusOpen. So vivid and fresh and energetic. I had wished Roger coming out wearing some other brighter color rather than the boring white. But his bandana made up for it :lol:

And yeah, I was very much impressed by the packed crowd :eek: It's amazing :D

Ah, tomorrow, Good luck Stani :p

RogiFan88
01-17-2006, 05:47 PM
Did the crowd appreciate the Swissies?

Almost time for our late coverage... in an hour's time. Fingers crossed that they show ROGI!!

nobama
01-17-2006, 07:07 PM
and did you see her iloveyouverymuch ring as she put her hand to her cheek? ;) yes, i think friends/family kept texting her as she kept digging in her purse. :lol:Is that the same ring or a new one?

RogiNie
01-17-2006, 07:24 PM
congrats with the win Rog! :yeah:

Raquel
01-17-2006, 10:42 PM
Well done Roger :yeah: ;)

TenHound
01-18-2006, 04:41 AM
P.S. Roger does not have a narcissistic bone in his body. That's why everyone is so relieved he's #1 & can handle the pressure. Those in the know sweated for several yrs. as he grew up, worried that he didn't have an ego sufficient to support his talent. That is not something one worries about w/narcissists!!!

SUKTUEN
01-18-2006, 06:54 AM
Well Done SWISS~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TENNIS player and Fans too~!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

Mrs. B
01-18-2006, 08:25 AM
Is that the same ring or a new one?

i reckon its the same. can't miss that heart-shaped 1.5 carat something... ;)

1sun
01-18-2006, 09:51 AM
well done rog, good luck for mayer

nobama
01-18-2006, 12:26 PM
Stan's playing a competitive match against Nalby. He won the 1st set and now it's 4-4 in the 3rd. But most likely he'll have to serve to stay in the match. Go Stan! :yeah:

nobama
01-18-2006, 12:42 PM
Stan lost the third set 4-6. :sad: He had a chance to break Nalby a 4 all but couldn't do it. Somehow I knew he wouldn't be able to serve it out. Hopefully he doesn't fold now.

Anyway I think Roddick's going to cruise to the SF. The only one that could maybe stop him is Ljubicic. But honestly I don't see that happening.

nobama
01-18-2006, 02:04 PM
Stan lost...not even close in the end. :sad:

Good luck today Roger! Hopefully his match will be on StarSports so those of us in the USA can catch his match online. I think he plays to early to be live on ESPN2.

yanchr
01-18-2006, 02:36 PM
Stan lost...not even close in the end. :sad:

Good luck today Roger! Hopefully his match will be on StarSports so those of us in the USA can catch his match online. I think he plays to early to be live on ESPN2.
Actually Stan did a good job today, just couldn't convert his chances when he had them in hand. Nalbandian was playing great on some of the crucial points. One comment from the commentators about Stan: when he is good, he can be very good. And I agree. He showed some flashes of his brilliance today. I noticed when he was playing the short sharp angled backhand pass from outside the court (caught once today) it was very Roger-like. Guess they must've practised together quite often ;) :D

StarSports is said to show Mirza (Court 3) first of tomorrow's coverage. Then they will turn to Rod Laver almost for certain. :wavey:

onm684
01-18-2006, 02:44 PM
WOWOW, that is a Japanese broadcast, will show Rogi's 2nd round match against Mayer.
But I have a business trip in tomorrow, so I can't see the match that recorded till Friday night.:sad:
I hope the match report that certainly Rogi won!;) :worship:

GOOOOOOOOOOO! ROGER!!

avocadoe
01-18-2006, 03:33 PM
good luck against Mayer, Roger!!!!
:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

Nocko
01-18-2006, 03:45 PM
Good Luck Roger !
Go, Go, Gooooooo! :D

SUKTUEN
01-18-2006, 03:54 PM
Mayer~~~~ who is he? :p :p

GO ROGER~! :devil:

RogiFan88
01-18-2006, 04:05 PM
Mayer, he's a tallish German player whom Rogi beat in Halle -- he reminds me of a bird!

Anyway, GO, ROGI!!!

Since I doubt we'll see Rogi's match... I'm getting so bored of our coverage... all this repetition of BORING matches... enough of the Wmses, Pandy, Maria!!

So how is Nalby doing?? Getting stronger each round, I expect.

Pandy -- what a joke of a draw! Guille -- s make the SF -- he feels he can win it all and beat Rogi [since Rafa isn't around].

They sure are ignoring Rogi in favour of guys like Haas, Nalby, Blake, etc. and Hingis, of course. Could be a blessing in disguise. Perhaps we'll see Rogi's match one of these days. In the meantime, I have to try and keep myself awake during the seemingly interminable coverage.

For Thu., cheering for: Rogi, Kim, Amelie, Juanqui, Nastya, Fernando V, Dinara and some dbles teams, incl. Stan and Crochus, Feli/Fer, Ferrer/Vicente, Vivi/Paola, Dinara/Nastya...

ytben
01-18-2006, 04:20 PM
Good luck in your second round Rogi :bounce:

SUKTUEN
01-18-2006, 04:23 PM
oh, I also watched Nab 's match today :o

ExpectedWinner
01-18-2006, 04:48 PM
Guille -- s make the SF -- he feels he can win it all and beat Rogi [since Rafa isn't around].


It's a joke, right?

RogiFan88
01-18-2006, 04:54 PM
Nope... not acc. to Guille.

ExpectedWinner
01-18-2006, 05:26 PM
Nope... not acc. to Guille.

OK, but I'm not willing to bet my basement on it. ;)

ExpectedWinner
01-18-2006, 05:33 PM
Pandy -- what a joke of a draw! ..

The astonishing fact was revealed at the last year USO- Roddick'd defeated only one top 10 player at the GS tournaments over the years. How could this happen? He often reaches final stages. I guess his draws open up for him nicely. :shrug:

PaulieM
01-18-2006, 05:57 PM
The astonishing fact was revealed at the last year USO- Roddick'd defeated only one top 10 player at the GS tournaments over the years. How could this happen? He often reaches final stages. I guess his draws open up for him nicely. :shrug:
yeah i remember that. it's pretty amazing. :o

MissMoJo
01-18-2006, 06:38 PM
This line of discussion reminds me of someone in GM hoping for a roddick-guille final :o a root canal would be less painful
roddick- ace,ace,ace,unreturnable....
guille- df, df, df,......
Save us Rogi :p Good luck against Mayer! :)

PaulieM
01-18-2006, 06:43 PM
This line of discussion reminds me of someone in GM hoping for a roddick-guille final :o a root canal would be less painful
roddick- ace,ace,ace,unreturnable....
guille- df, df, df,......
Save us Rogi :p Good luck against Mayer! :)
hey hey, guille is going to get over his chronic df syndrome eventually, at least i hope so:unsure:. poor guy:awww:

nobama
01-18-2006, 06:56 PM
This was a comment by Andy Roddick regarding the claim that he has an easy (soft) draw:
There's no such thing as an open draw. You have to win matches. You have to win sets.

At least for me -- I mean, obviously for Roger (Federer), I think every draw feels open for him -- but for me there's no such thing as an open draw.He also said something right before AO that he wasn't thinking about playing Roger but the next match. I don't remember the exact quote but it it was kind of insinuating that Roger can look far ahead but others can't. Now maybe he means this as a compliment - that Roger's just that good. But it bothers me a bit because Roger certainly doesn't take any opponent for granted and I doubt he's thinking about the QF, SF or F right now but rather his next opponent - Mayer. This idea that every other player is concerned about their next match, but Roger's already looking way ahead is ridiculous I think.

nobama
01-18-2006, 07:06 PM
If you want to see Rogi's match tonight, it might be on StarSports.

Just download MySeeTV from the website below.
http://sportsadvisory.com/DOWNLOADS.html

Then go to the MySeeTV website
http://www.mysee.com/

Then click on a link for StarSports. The feed will show up in your web browser.

Last night I was able to see Lindsay Davenport and some of Ljubicic.

nobama
01-18-2006, 07:13 PM
Mayer, he's a tallish German player whom Rogi beat in Halle -- he reminds me of a bird!

Anyway, GO, ROGI!!!

Since I doubt we'll see Rogi's match... I'm getting so bored of our coverage... all this repetition of BORING matches... enough of the Wmses, Pandy, Maria!!

So how is Nalby doing?? Getting stronger each round, I expect.

Pandy -- what a joke of a draw! Guille -- s make the SF -- he feels he can win it all and beat Rogi [since Rafa isn't around].

They sure are ignoring Rogi in favour of guys like Haas, Nalby, Blake, etc. and Hingis, of course. Could be a blessing in disguise. Perhaps we'll see Rogi's match one of these days. In the meantime, I have to try and keep myself awake during the seemingly interminable coverage.

For Thu., cheering for: Rogi, Kim, Amelie, Juanqui, Nastya, Fernando V, Dinara and some dbles teams, incl. Stan and Crochus, Feli/Fer, Ferrer/Vicente, Vivi/Paola, Dinara/Nastya...I'm sure Roddick fans wouldn't agree (one posted here that Andy's draw was tougher than Roger's), but I think he does have a softer draw.

As far as ignoring Roger. That's fine by me. I don't mind him just crusing along seemingly unnoticed until the QF or SF. That happened at the US Open too. As far as ESPN2 goes, they're not really ignoring Roger over others. It's just that because of their scheduling and when AO schedules his matches they're not live on the air when he's playing. Maybe if AO would schedule later matches for him we'd get to see him live. Second round, provided it's a routine match, he'll be done before their coverage starts. Third round he'll probably get a night match so ESPN's coverage will be over by then. It sucks, but what can you do (besides try and find an internet feed).

TenHound
01-18-2006, 07:36 PM
Go check out Pandy's results last yr. on atp site. It's astonishing - he beat no one. He's the best advertisement ever for eliminating grass. W/out his big serve on grass, his rank would be a lot more realistic.

Aus. is so crazy. Not only is it way too early in the yr., when I'm not really into tennis, but you get up & want to know what's going on & it's the middle of the night over there...

Nalby's playing his way into shape. If he sorts things out mentally, after Roger's gift to him @Year Ends in Nov. he could be a serious contender.

Looks like the best match on the horizon is Baggy v. Pandy...Anyone else hoping that Baggy takes him out? Not likely, but could be good match, if Baggy doesn't get intimidated by playing top player.

ExpectedWinner
01-18-2006, 07:43 PM
There's no such thing as an open draw. You have to win matches. You have to win sets

Well,Andy, duh. But you forgot to mention that some opponents are more dangerous, skillful, experienced, etc than others; and the amount of work you have to put on to dispose, for example, Istomin and Haas is different, but both are unseeded and can be caught by a top player in early rounds.

ExpectedWinner
01-18-2006, 07:51 PM
This idea that every other player is concerned about their next match, but Roger's already looking way ahead is ridiculous I think.

You are right, it's ridiculous. Roddick knows that Federer doesn't look too far ahead (nobody does). It's just a clumsy attempt to be witty with the dumb media.

RogiFan88
01-18-2006, 09:32 PM
Too bad Moodie had to have some treatment cos he was doing well in the first set w his big serve and volley game. Some guys get all the luck...

Who does Pandy face next? Benneteau, the French guy he hit who got this neck strain. Then who? Baggy or Gremelmayr -- Baggy is the happy smiling guy who smiles even when he loses [to Rogi anyway, which is fine] and Denis, who "upset" Ginepri -- not having seen the match I can't say whether Denis won or Robby lost it. Then we have either ToJo or Gilles Simon... or Lopez or Ivan. I say Ivan has the best, realistic chance of doing some damage. Feli, forget him... he's unreliable at best [don't ever bet your DC life on that guy in the 5th live rubber unless perhaps Rafa is there as his coach]. ToJo HAS won the AO before but he has had some injuries lately.

Nalby has the tougher section w Jarkko, who's playing well now [yay!] and Blake who's hitting some amazing shots but still inconsistent. Robredo, well, he won't make the SF and even if he does, he has a miserable h-t-h vs. Panders. Then we have Ferrer/Ancic -- Mario is finally living up to his "talent" but, as Raver says, Mario is definittly chokker, so you never know w him altho it w be an interesting QF vs. Nalby. I w love for Ferrer to keep going but he has a tendency to lose it mentally, clouding his judgment and affecting his game. As for Gasti, my sweetie and Fab, we'll see who wins that one, the "aging Magician" or the cutest Argie ever w beautiful talent!

I imagine people are expecting a Nalby/Ancic QF and Pandy/Ivan QF > Pandy/Nalby > Pandy, right?

Whatever... you know, tennis does need Rafa AND Marat in the mix [if only to keep the YUK FACTOR down :p ]. ;)

Just as long as Rogi keeps on trucking... GO, ROGI!

Daniel
01-18-2006, 10:28 PM
Good luck vs. Mayer :bigclap: :worship:

lunahielo
01-18-2006, 11:32 PM
This may have already been mentioned...but for those in the United States, ESPN2 is carrying Roger's match live tonight Wed. (or so they said this afternoon)~~
10:30 EST, 9:30 CST (me) :)

I haven't seen him live on TV for a long time. Looking forward to it!!!

Go Rogerbaby, go :bounce:

LCeh
01-18-2006, 11:39 PM
This may have already been mentioned...but for those in the United States, ESPN2 is carrying Roger's match live tonight Wed. (or so they said this afternoon)~~
10:30 EST, 9:30 CST (me) :)

I haven't seen him live on TV for a long time. Looking forward to it!!!

Go Rogerbaby, go :bounce:

I hope so Luna, but right now it's already 10:38am in the morning, and the first women's match start on 11. Unless this is a competitive match, it probably won't last longer than one and a half hour, and unless Roger's match is competitive, it won't last more than 2 hours, so chances are, we will only see the end of this match :(

lunahielo
01-18-2006, 11:42 PM
LCeh :wavey:

Well, I am hoping!!
Anyway, maybe I can see him anyway... My fingers are crossed. :rolls:
luna

LCeh
01-18-2006, 11:43 PM
Yea, let's hope the women's match would be a little longer than usual... ;)

Btw, who said the quote you have in your sig? :p

nobama
01-18-2006, 11:44 PM
You are right, it's ridiculous. Roddick knows that Federer doesn't look too far ahead (nobody does). It's just a clumsy attempt to be witty with the dumb media.Yeah. The reason it pisses me off is because it's absolutely not true. And if you look at Roddick's draw he should go deep if not the finals. Maybe Ljubicic will be tough if they meet. As far as I'm concerned there's just as much expectation for Andy to go deep as there is for Roger. So the notion that Andy has to take it match by match but Roger's a lock for the finals, is BS.

nobama
01-18-2006, 11:45 PM
But it'll be on starsports right? I was watching that last night online, and I planned to do the same tonight. So they better show him. :(

nobama
01-19-2006, 12:10 AM
StarSports is showing LIVE tennis right now!

I'm watching it via http://MySee.com I downloaded the software here http://www.sportsadvisory.com/DOWNLOADS.html and the starsports link on the http://MySee website is 06澳网精华

The only thing is the feed is sometimes behind the live scoreboard on the AO site. And it buffers forever, so if it starts buffering in the middle of a stream (which it seems to be doing alot tonight) it's better to stop it and start over otherwise you'll be way behind time wise.

Skyward
01-19-2006, 12:40 AM
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Good luck Roger against Mayer!

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LCeh
01-19-2006, 01:42 AM
If I am not mistaken, Roger's match should start soon. :woohoo:

bokehlicious
01-19-2006, 01:51 AM
They are coming on court yet

LCeh
01-19-2006, 02:08 AM
First 3 games to Roger. Roger's playing really well already. :)

PaulieM
01-19-2006, 02:09 AM
If I am not mistaken, Roger's match should start soon. :woohoo:
:wavey:

LCeh
01-19-2006, 02:16 AM
:wavey:

Hey Paulie! :D :wavey:

While we are talking Roger has already won the first 5 games of the match. He seems to be in really good shape. :)

ytben
01-19-2006, 03:06 AM
omg anyone see that running slice lob? :hearts:

sierra91
01-19-2006, 03:13 AM
omg anyone see that running slice lob? :hearts:No ... b/c I live in the U.S. and have to put up with ESPN2. Won't go there now ... just happy that Roger won.

Hey PaulieM, how are you????

bokehlicious
01-19-2006, 03:14 AM
Well done Roger, nice short win :worship:

ytben
01-19-2006, 03:14 AM
Levin :wavey:

:woohoo: He's in the third round. Ended it in style with an ace! :yeah: So who's next Max?

Sierra, that game where he did the slice lob should be play of the day (well maybe I'm bias) so maybe you will be able to see it.

nobama
01-19-2006, 03:15 AM
Ninja Time! :woohoo: Great job Rogi! And thank god for the internet and StarSports, so I didn't have to rely on crappy ESPN! :D

Daniel
01-19-2006, 03:16 AM
Well done Roger :worship: :kiss: :) :hug:

LCeh
01-19-2006, 03:19 AM
Hey Lia! :wavey:

Great match by Roger today. Mayer played ok, wasn't spectacular, wasn't too bad, he was pretty aggressive too, but so was Roger. Roger basically went for outright winners whenever he had the chance, and he made a lot of them.

Next match's against Max I believe, could be a tough match, hopefully Roger will play as good next round.

Edit: Actually Max is in the 4th set with Sanguinetti.

PaulieM
01-19-2006, 03:19 AM
Roja!!! :)

Sophie1030
01-19-2006, 03:22 AM
Wow! Congrats! Roger! Come on! :bounce:

RogiFan88
01-19-2006, 03:22 AM
Yes! Nice easy match for Rogi 61 64 60!!

I want a nice long 5-setter for Max/Davide!

ExpectedWinner
01-19-2006, 03:38 AM
Yes! Nice easy match for Rogi 61 64 60!!

I want a nice long 5-setter for Max/Davide!


Max has already won in 4 sets.

RogiFan88
01-19-2006, 03:58 AM
Will ESPN show Rogi's match tonight or tomorrow?? :shout: Anyone know?

ytben
01-19-2006, 04:11 AM
So Max it is. Anybody has seen any of his matches? I wonder what form he is in. I am a bit nervous for this match, Roger better makes sure his passing shots are sharp and ready for his 3rd round match.

Good luck in your 3rd round match Rogi :bounce:

PaulieM
01-19-2006, 04:21 AM
Will ESPN show Rogi's match tonight or tomorrow?? :shout: Anyone know?
i wouldn't hold my breath :rolleyes:

nobama
01-19-2006, 05:38 AM
From Eurosport website:

Roger Federer is not playing on the WTA Tour, but the time he spent on court on Thursday had the briskness of a women's match. :lol:

ytben
01-19-2006, 05:52 AM
From Eurosport website:

Roger Federer is not playing on the WTA Tour, but the time he spent on court on Thursday had the briskness of a women's match. :lol:

:lol: :yeah: I never thought I will say this, but I am glad Rogi played WTA-esque

TenHound
01-19-2006, 07:36 AM
Speaking of WTA - that bam..splat...you just heard was Mary Pierce crashing out...to #42 named Blah blah Whoever...Too bad Hingis missed the chance to crunch her personally, but can't be too fussy. Hope Hingis doesn't end up w/a 3 day hangover from celebrating...She should make the 1/4s...and if Kim's hip continues to be a problem..the semis vs. a youngster...and maybe...nah....let's not go there...But Whoppeeee :) :)

Go Martina Go!!!

1sun
01-19-2006, 08:07 AM
well done rog, good luck for next round

bokehlicious
01-19-2006, 08:52 AM
Speaking of WTA - that bam..splat...you just heard was Mary Pierce crashing out...to #42 named Blah blah Whoever...Too bad Hingis missed the chance to crunch her personally, but can't be too fussy. Hope Hingis doesn't end up w/a 3 day hangover from celebrating...She should make the 1/4s...and if Kim's hip continues to be a problem..the semis vs. a youngster...and maybe...nah....let's not go there...But Whoppeeee :) :)

Go Martina Go!!!

Roger wished good luck to Martina after his match against Mayer (on court interview)... Sure he's very happy for Martina's comeback :) he told a swiss journalist last week that he was delighted by meeting Martina and spend some time with her in Melbourne !! The missed Swiss miss is back :woohoo:

tonia9
01-19-2006, 09:16 AM
Roger wished good luck to Martina after his match against Mayer (on court interview)... Sure he's very happy for Martina's comeback :) he told a swiss journalist last week that he was delighted by meeting Martina and spend some time with her in Melbourne !!

Thanks for news :)

Roger sweet as always :D

Congrats Roger!!

Mrs. B
01-19-2006, 09:28 AM
Great news to wake up to, bagels with my coffee! way to go, Roja! :bounce:

TennisGrandSlam
01-19-2006, 10:13 AM
Roger win!

Martina win!

Yeah!

bokehlicious
01-19-2006, 10:25 AM
And with the losses of Pierce and Ivanovic, the next rounds should be "easier" for Martina !!! Go go go !!!

TenHound
01-19-2006, 10:35 AM
Good to hear that Roger is happy that Martina's back.

Of other interesting news, Hewitt is now down 2 sets to Chela :) :)
If he prevails, he could be one tired boy by the time he meets Roger. Awwwww...so sad...

Everybody is always talking about how Martina's puffball serve will be her undoing. Here are some numbers. (It's really improved.)

MH - match 1: 173(fastest); 138(avg. 1st serv.) 119 (avg. 2nd serve) [all #s in km/hr]
MH - match 2: 180 144 130 (can she maintain this level under pressure? Did she sacrifice placement/spin for speed? Will it continue to improve w/inc. confidence?)

Pierce - match 1: 186 162 138
JHH - match 1: 181 167 144
Kim - match 1: 168 157 138 (*she's injured*)

Oops - hewitt just raced out to 3-0 lead in 3rd set! C'mon Chela :)

TenHound
01-19-2006, 10:40 AM
Chela just broke back. He's serving @2-3 3rd set. (plenty of service breaks)

ytben
01-19-2006, 10:42 AM
Great news to wake up to, bagels with my coffee! way to go, Roja! :bounce:

Don't forget the breadstick for your lunch ;)

BTW anybody got to see Haas's match? His scoreline was very impressive. I am wondering what form he is in.

MissMoJo
01-19-2006, 02:14 PM
:clap2: Good job Rogi! espn's 'federer's funhouse' was pretty cool :) clips of vintage rogi shots :hearts:

RogiNie
01-19-2006, 02:55 PM
well done Roger! :yeah:

avocadoe
01-19-2006, 03:10 PM
Good Luck Roger in the 3rd round!!!
:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

SUKTUEN
01-19-2006, 03:11 PM
YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

RogiFan88
01-19-2006, 04:10 PM
:) Look who's doing some radio for AO06!! :angel:

Rafter, Molik Live on AO Radio - Friday
Thursday, 19 January, 2006

Pat Rafter, Alicia Molik, Mats Wilander and Guillermo Vilas will all headline AO Radio Served up by American Express Live on Friday 20 January from 11.20am Melbourne time.

The players, all taking part in 'American Express presents Australian Open Live' at the Sydney Opera House, will each take part in live interviews as coverage of Day Five begins at Melbourne Park.

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RogiFan88
01-19-2006, 04:11 PM
Thanks for news :)

Roger sweet as always :D

Congrats Roger!!

Is that Rogi the cute "Baseline Bunny"?

SUKTUEN
01-19-2006, 04:44 PM
Every Swiss Friends Please Help,
in Roger's site eve83 Said German newspaper written

Roger IS PLAN FOR Get Marry with Mirka in 2007~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :kiss: :kiss:
Is is Real ? :rolleyes: :rolleyes: Is Roger said that in Swiss ? :confused:

a girl 13
01-19-2006, 04:50 PM
As Roger say it,it is real. as the papers say it,it is fake.I hope it is true. Can you imagine the marriage :worship: :worship: :worship: That would be so sweet :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

SUKTUEN
01-19-2006, 04:53 PM
As Roger say it,it is real. as the papers say it,it is fake.I hope it is true. Can you imagine the marriage :worship: :worship: :worship: That would be so sweet :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:
Yes, it is very sweet , :devil: but I think Roger is not a Good Time marry in next year, may be when he is 28 , 29 that is more good!~~~~ ;)

lsy
01-19-2006, 05:03 PM
Thanks for news :)

Roger sweet as always :D

Congrats Roger!!

:hug: that's such a cute bunny....just like Rogi indeed.

I'm so not going anywhere this Sat...it's about time I catch some tennis...ESPECIALLY from Rogi!!!

I'm so excited to hear from you guys he's playing some great tennis, can't wait to watch him play again.

Need to get over that green bandana though :o

Rogi getting married??? For real? Well, 2007 still a year to ago anyway...how about win 4 slams, then the year end masters...and then only he can go have a great wedding? :lol:

SUKTUEN
01-19-2006, 05:04 PM
[QUOTE=lsy
Rogi getting married??? For real? Well, 2007 still a year to ago anyway...how about win 4 slams, then the year end masters...and then only he can go have a great wedding? :lol:[/QUOTE]

it just a newspaper written it , not Roger say it!! :rolleyes:

nobama
01-19-2006, 05:04 PM
Rogi getting married??? For real? Well, 2007 still a year to ago anyway...how about win 4 slams, then the year end masters...and then only he can go have a great wedding? :lol:Heck, he's practically married now the way it is. So I don't think it would change much. But it would be exciting. :D

SUKTUEN
01-19-2006, 05:05 PM
Mirkaland are you heard any news about this ?

nobama
01-19-2006, 05:06 PM
only what I posted in the news & articles thread.

SUKTUEN
01-19-2006, 05:09 PM
only what I posted in the news & articles thread.

What is it ? :confused:

lsy
01-19-2006, 05:10 PM
Heck, he's practically married now the way it is. So I don't think it would change much. But it would be exciting. :D

I'm not sure if ALL Rogi fans (*cough* esp the *cough* female fans) are going to share that excitement at all ;)

It doesn't really bother me, they know what's best for them, I also have full confidence married or not, Rogi will continue to strive for the best for his career. That's all I care :D

SUKTUEN
01-19-2006, 05:13 PM
yes, it is most important thing!!!!!!!!!!!

Roger must play Well and Fight for his History!!!

GO ROGER~!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce:

bokehlicious
01-19-2006, 05:38 PM
Every Swiss Friends Please Help,
in Roger's site eve83 Said German newspaper written

Roger IS PLAN FOR Get Marry with Mirka in 2007~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :kiss: :kiss:
Is is Real ? :rolleyes: :rolleyes: Is Roger said that in Swiss ? :confused:

I haven't read such a news in the french written swiss newspapers... But I know Eve83 is from the german part... :shrug: