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Will Roger play Davis Cup first round?

Lindsayfan
01-12-2006, 09:48 AM
hi all, i am planning to buy tickets for Davis Cup first round Switzerland vs Australia but I was wondering whether Rogi will play or not...does anybody know?what about Lleyton?It would be a great matchup on sunday... :worship:

jtipson
01-12-2006, 10:02 AM
I think he said at Kooyong that he's not going to make his mind up about DC until after the AO.

Puschkin
01-12-2006, 10:13 AM
I think he said at Kooyong that he's not going to make his mind up about DC until after the AO.

I think he will play, if he does well at the AO, because then his no 1 spot will be assured.

Personally I think he should not play anyway and now I expect all the wrath from Swiss and other DC fanatics to fall upon me. I am ready :p

bokehlicious
01-12-2006, 10:18 AM
Personally I think he should not play anyway and now I expect all the wrath from Swiss and other DC fanatics to fall upon me. I am ready :p

:mad: :mad: :mad: :devil: ;)

Seriously, I agree that if he does well at Oz he should play as his #1 spot will be assured... And also because Stan seems to start this season well Roger should have a real #2 for once and that should motivate him...

SUKTUEN
01-13-2006, 01:34 AM
Switzerland vs Australia~~~my LORD

tschaeggy
01-14-2006, 09:22 PM
well after the AO we know more, i would be more than happy if he would play DC (could see him live ;) ) but if he doesn't we have to accept his decision :worship:

SUKTUEN
01-15-2006, 04:14 AM
well after the AO we know more, i would be more than happy if he would play DC (could see him live ;) ) but if he doesn't we have to accept his decision :worship:
you will go to watch it Live my dear? :eek: :D :D

bokehlicious
01-15-2006, 08:46 AM
you will go to watch it Live my dear? :eek: :D :D

I'll be in Geneva too... I will work at the event so I pray that Roger will be there... If so I'd be allowed to take some nice pics I hope !!!

tschaeggy
01-15-2006, 07:54 PM
I'll be in Geneva too... I will work at the event so I pray that Roger will be there... If so I'd be allowed to take some nice pics I hope !!!

hey JMPower what will you be working there? Can we meet up there with you??

tschaeggy
01-15-2006, 07:55 PM
you will go to watch it Live my dear? :eek: :D :D
yes we will watch it live :) with ste, Doris, and others from Swissgermany

SUKTUEN
01-17-2006, 02:56 PM
:eek: yes we will watch it live :) with ste, Doris, and others from Swissgermany

Wonderful~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

bokehlicious
01-17-2006, 03:42 PM
hey JMPower what will you be working there? Can we meet up there with you??

I don't really work at the event in fact, I will coordinate all telecom stuff with a collegue, but before it begins. At the event I should just be present in case of a telecom problem... So normally I should have a lot of free time and enjoy the entire event. Great idea to meet there with other fellow Rogi fans from the german part ;) good excercice for me to practice my German language :D :wavey:

SUKTUEN
01-18-2006, 05:39 AM
good excercice for me to practice my German language :D :wavey:

So Great~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bowdown: :bowdown:

tschaeggy
01-18-2006, 09:00 PM
I don't really work at the event in fact, I will coordinate all telecom stuff with a collegue, but before it begins. At the event I should just be present in case of a telecom problem... So normally I should have a lot of free time and enjoy the entire event. Great idea to meet there with other fellow Rogi fans from the german part ;) good excercice for me to practice my German language :D :wavey:

great, so we will meet up there and i can practise my french :-)

SUKTUEN
01-19-2006, 02:18 PM
great, so we will meet up there and i can practise my french :-)

OHHHH How clever Swiss people are~!!!!!! :eek: :eek: :eek:

Stevens Point
01-19-2006, 08:59 PM
hi all, i am planning to buy tickets for Davis Cup first round Switzerland vs Australia but I was wondering whether Rogi will play or not...does anybody know?what about Lleyton?It would be a great matchup on sunday... :worship:
Hewitt talked about his DC appearance in the press conference after his defeat against Chela. He said he will make a decision in two or three days if he will be playing for Australia in Geneva in February... Two or three days he said, but who knows.... :p

tschaeggy
01-19-2006, 09:53 PM
Hewitt talked about his DC appearance in the press conference after his defeat against Chela. He said he will make a decision in two or three days if he will be playing for Australia in Geneva in February... Two or three days he said, but who knows.... :p

wow, this would be so great if roger and hewitt would be in geneva, i never saw hewitt live!!

Doris Loeffel
01-20-2006, 01:21 AM
Me neither - but to be honest I'd be surprised (but really happy) if Roger and Lleyton show up...

SUKTUEN
01-20-2006, 03:59 PM
Watch Hewitt Live, sounds good~~ :lol:

RogiFan88
01-24-2006, 08:52 PM
In an article about Rogi at AO06 R16:

The Times January 24, 2006
Four-letter Federer is forced to go the distance
From Neil Harman, Tennis Correspondent in Melbourne

THE man in mint was nowhere near his usual mint condition. Roger Federer had to spill all that he possesses beyond midnight to guarantee survival into the last eight of the Australian Open, for the world No 1, following a local custom, went walkabout in the third and fourth sets against Tommy Haas and gave the distinct impression of being mortal.
“I like to be pushed — media people get on my nerves. ‘Wouldn’t it be good if you lost a set, wouldn’t it be good if you lost?’ All that crap,” Federer said after his 6-4, 6-0, 3-6, 4-6, 6-2 victory over the revitalised German, who had beaten him in five sets at the same stage in Rod Laver Arena four years ago. And yes, Mr Nice Guy used a word that few have heard pass his lips. Andy Murray would have been purring.

As out of character as it was for Federer to use a four-letter word, it had been an out-of-character evening from the moment the Swiss tossed away two break points at 2-2 in the third set, for he would surely have cruised to victory had one of those been grasped.

Haas suddenly began to unleash a succession of searing winners, threw himself lengthways to make volleys close to the net and Federer shanked more shots off the frame in half an hour than he usually does in half a season.

Having had break points against him in four of five service games in the fourth set, Federer steadied in the fifth, although Haas was devilishly unfortunate when, with a break point in the sixth game, he missed a backhand crosscourt pass by what the Hawk-Eye technology deemed to have been seven millimetres. So close.

“I was playing fantastic for two sets and then he played fantastic for two,” Federer said. “It went by pretty quickly and it’s tough to break the momentum when that happens. But I have had some real heartbreaking moments on this court, so this is a really good feeling.”

Of those heartbreakers, none is more vivid than the Davis Cup semi-final in 2003, when he was beaten by an outrageously animated Lleyton Hewitt from two sets up. The nations meet in the first round of the World Group in Geneva next month, but there will be no rematch. The news that Hewitt will not play is a blow, given that he has spent the past seven years in his nation’s vanguard. The official reason will be his nagging ankle injury, though, as Craig Tiley, recently appointed Tennis Australia’s player development director, said: “I’ve inherited a history of bad blood (with Hewitt) and that will take time to change.”

Hewitt is still bitter that not more of his “Fanatic” followers were allocated tickets to watch his second-round match against Juan Ignacio Chela, which ended in defeat, a feeling exacerbated when a posse of Greek-Cypriots managed to watch Marcos Baghdatis defeat Andy Roddick from the main stands. These remain strained times for Australia and its No 1 player.

That matters little to Federer, who has not yet said if he will play for Switzerland next month. Between now and then, he has to win three matches in temperatures that are destined to climb back towards 40C by the end of the week. Nikolay Davydenko, the Russian, is next in line.

For Switzerland’s women, these are also halcyon days. Patty Schnyder is into the quarter-finals for the third successive year, the period in which Martina Hingis spent enjoying what life offered away from an unrelenting gaze. Against every expectation, Hingis joined her with a straight-sets victory over Samantha Stosur that ended home interest in the event.

Schnyder made quick work of Anastasia Myskina, the 2004 French Open champion, Hingis was made to toil by Stosur, the world No 98 (Hingis is at No 349, having restarted her career three weeks ago). Rallies of 25-plus strokes were commonplace, the second set tie-break contained 18 points, most of a rare quality, before the Swiss prevailed 6-1, 7-6.

“It is concentration that has taken me where I am,” Hingis said. “Easy or tough, I will take it any way. I wasn’t tight today, just tired. I got late to a lot of shots and that told on me a bit. Yes, it is flattering to be having so much publicity, but it is nice as well. In the past, when I was No 1, everything seemed so stressful, but this is fun.”

Whether she will feel that way today, having played Kim Clijsters, of Belgium, the world champion, No 2 seed and winner of the previous grand-slam, the US Open, is open to conjecture.

QUARTER-FINALS

MEN
R Federer (Switz) v N Davydenko (Russ) N Kiefer (Ger) v S Grosjean (Fr) F Santoro (Fr) v D Nalbandian (Arg) I Ljubicic (Cro) v M Baghdatis (Cyp)

WOMEN
L Davenport (US) v J Henin-Hardenne (Bel) M Sharapova (Russ) v N Petrova (Russ) P Schnyder (Switz) v A Mauresmo (Fr) M Hingis (Switz) v K Clijsters (Bel)

Ties to be played today and tomorrow
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,5205-2006572,00.html

TennisGrandSlam
01-27-2006, 02:49 PM
I think he will play, if he does well at the AO, because then his no 1 spot will be assured.

Personally I think he should not play anyway and now I expect all the wrath from Swiss and other DC fanatics to fall upon me. I am ready :p


Nadal will miss much more tournament,

I think Roger will re-capture AO title,

then his NO. 2 is assured for a long time!

Roger was the title winner in Rotterdam, Dubai, TMS Indian Wells and TMS Miami, if he win AO, he may discard some tournament to take rest for Davis Cup!

SUKTUEN
01-28-2006, 05:59 AM
If Roger Win ( He WILL WIN~!!!) he will not play DC I think

Björki
01-29-2006, 11:46 AM
so what do you think will Roger play DC or not?

SUKTUEN
01-29-2006, 11:59 AM
I think He do not~~

bokehlicious
01-31-2006, 01:31 PM
Le champion frais émoulu de l’Open d’Australie a demandé quelques jours de réflexion supplémentaires. Il se sent tiraillé entre le désir de jouer la Coupe Davis devant ses propres fans et le besoin d’accorder quelque répit à son corps après les dures épreuves de Melbourne et la déchirure des ligaments du pied droit contractée au mois d’octobre passé.

Even if I'll go in Geneva, I really hope that Roger will not play... He says he might play for the fellow Swiss fans, but with his ankle/fitness problems we will easily understand if he pulls out, his own carrier is much much more important ! Please Roger make the right decision and take rest !

Puschkin
01-31-2006, 01:38 PM
I think he will play, if he does well at the AO, because then his no 1 spot will be assured.

Personally I think he should not play anyway and now I expect all the wrath from Swiss and other DC fanatics to fall upon me. I am ready :p

When I posted this, I did not know how much it would cost him to win the AO. The second part has not changed, though;)

RogiFan88
01-31-2006, 04:38 PM
I don't think Rogi s play either, esp without Hewitt or Flip in the AUS team. Let Stan and the others be the heroes. Rogi needs to rest his ankle, which is bothering him after only 1 month of play... it's a long year and DC is the least important in the scheme of things. Staying healthy is the top priority I w think.

SUKTUEN
02-01-2006, 04:35 AM
agree~

nobama
02-03-2006, 06:00 PM
Roger's decided to skip DC. But he's skipping Rotterdamn too. At least now he shouldn't be burned out by the time he gets to Monte Carlo. I'm sure this year he wants to be able to play all three MS events on the dirt.

ExpectedWinner
02-03-2006, 06:22 PM
Swiss team needs to come up with a decent double team w/o Federer in it. It's very draining to play 3 best of 5 matches in a row, especially on the road, in front of hostile crowds.

SUKTUEN
02-04-2006, 08:08 AM
but Roger is so tired after AO, forgive him~~

bokehlicious
02-04-2006, 08:13 AM
As I will have a press/VIP access pass for the DC tie, I cross my fingers to have a chance to meet Roger as I am pretty sure he will be around !!

SUKTUEN
02-04-2006, 08:19 AM
MAY BE HE WILL play in the next round

nobama
02-04-2006, 12:01 PM
As I will have a press/VIP access pass for the DC tie, I cross my fingers to have a chance to meet Roger as I am pretty sure he will be around !!You think he'll be there even though he's not playing?

bokehlicious
02-04-2006, 12:06 PM
You think he'll be there even though he's not playing?

I don't know, but as he's a friend of the Swiss team coach and as a lot of people expect to see him there, I won't be surprised he'll be around... :shrug:

At the DC tie in 2004 against France he spent a lot of time in the VIP lounge (when he was not playing) so I really hope to meet him again there ! :bounce:

avocadoe
02-04-2006, 02:26 PM
I don't know, but as he's a friend of the Swiss team coach and as a lot of people expect to see him there, I won't be surprised he'll be around... :shrug:

At the DC tie in 2004 against France he spent a lot of time in the VIP lounge (when he was not playing) so I really hope to meet him again there ! :bounce:
hope you do get to see Roger :cool: ...say :wavey: :) :worship: :) for me

SUKTUEN
02-05-2006, 01:17 PM
I think he also not play the next round

Jackie
02-06-2006, 11:22 AM
He still could play in the 1st round. The team can be changed up to an hour before the draw. This may just be a tactic to make the Australian team freak out at the last minute

bokehlicious
02-06-2006, 11:54 AM
He still could play in the 1st round. The team can be changed up to an hour before the draw. This may just be a tactic to make the Australian team freak out at the last minute

No, he has "officialy" pulled out and I really doubt there's any tactic around :rolleyes:

SUKTUEN
02-06-2006, 03:04 PM
Roger is not to play, but he go back to Swiss now

nobama
02-08-2006, 11:44 AM
I was looking through the Davis Cup site and according to their records since 1999 Roger's only missed DC once - R1 against Netherlands in March 2005. Is that correct? I'm just wondering because reading the threads over in GM about Roger skipping DC and Rotterdam you'd think Roger never played DC. :lol: I wonder how often the likes of Agassi and Sampras played DC and if there was similar criticizm when they were healthy and chose not to play.

bokehlicious
02-08-2006, 01:15 PM
I was looking through the Davis Cup site and according to their records since 1999 Roger's only missed DC once - R1 against Netherlands in March 2005. Is that correct? I'm just wondering because reading the threads over in GM about Roger skipping DC and Rotterdam you'd think Roger never played DC. :lol: I wonder how often the likes of Agassi and Sampras played DC and if there was similar criticizm when they were healthy and chose not to play.

As long I remember I would agree with that ! GM is definitely bs, Fed haters missed an opportunity to shut their mouth up !

SUKTUEN
02-08-2006, 03:36 PM
Roger said he will play next round?

nobama
02-11-2006, 02:35 PM
Swiss team just lost doubles. :sad:

Sad fact is they can't win when Roger isn't part of the team. I think they'll have a hard time going all the way even when Roger is playing, but for sure when he's not there it won't happen. It's not his fault of course the others have to step up. Besides Wawrinka, who can do it?

bokehlicious
02-11-2006, 03:11 PM
Besides Wawrinka, who can do it?

Currently nobody :sad: Actually very difficult for such a small country to produce many world top players at the same time.

SUKTUEN
02-11-2006, 04:17 PM
Oh GOD~~~

bokehlicious
02-12-2006, 09:25 PM
One more time GM makes me sick... The swiss defeat is another occasion for some to bash Fed, saying that he's not a patriot, he'll need the DC to be considered as the greatest and other blablas... Pathetic !

RonE
02-12-2006, 09:38 PM
Well, the one good thing coming out of this loss is that at least now DC won't interefere with Roger's preparation for the claycourt season.

RogiFan88
02-12-2006, 09:53 PM
12 Feb 2006 - SEG Geneva Arena, Geneva, SUI - Reuters - SUI v AUS
Guccione clinches fifth rubber for Australia

Australia's Chris Guccione defeated Switzerland's George Bastl 75 63 76(7) in the fifth and deciding rubber in the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group first round tie in Geneva. Australia win the tie 3-2, and will now be home to Belarus in the World Group quarterfinals in April.

In a tense and service-dominated final rubber, Guccione hit a total of 39 aces in the 2 hour 17 minute match and saved all six break points that Bastl earned.

Swiss captain Severin Luthi had decided late on Saturday to substitute world No. 137 Bastl for Michael Lammer, who lost
his Friday match against Luczak. Bastl saved two match points in the third set tiebreak and was unable to convert a set point of his own before Guccione hit the winning shot.

Earlier on Sunday, Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka had kept the hosts, minus world No. 1 Roger Federer, in the running, with a win over Peter Luczak to level the score at 2-2.

Wawrinka, showing little sign of tiring on his third straight day on the indoor clay, overpowered his Australian rival 64 62 67(7) 62 at the Palexpo Arena.

The Swiss world No. 51 wasted two match-point chances in the third set, which he went on to lose in a tiebreak, before coming back in the fourth.

It was the second singles success of the weekend for the 20-year-old who led the home fans' hopes in the absence of Federer, sitting out after his Australian Open win last month. Australia were also missing their top player with world No. 11 Lleyton Hewitt nursing a sore ankle.

"I'm very happy with the way these three days have gone," Wawrinka told reporters.

Reacting to Swiss media criticism of Federer for not supporting his national team in the tie, Wawrinka said the player was entitled to a break.

"With all that he has already done for Switzerland ... it's a bit too easy to criticise him for not being here," Wawrinka, speaking in French, told a news conference.

He added that he had spoken with and exchanged text messages with Federer over the weekend.
Luczak said the crowd in Geneva was the loudest he had played in front of and may have given Wawrinka a psychological advantage in the contest.

"It felt like he hit about a thousand winners in that match. He was playing well," the Australian said.

Luczak added that he and other Australian players had also received text messages from Hewitt.

Wawrinka defeated Guccione on Friday, before Australian doubles specialists Wayne Arthurs and Paul Hanley overpowered Wawrinka and Yves Allegro on Saturday.

Australia, Davis Cup champions 28 times, have now beaten Switzerland in each of their four Davis Cup tussles.

>Copy provided by Reuters
>Related Davis Cup news on other websites
> Infos en francais / informationen auf Deutsch - Swiss Tennis
> Information from Tennis Australia

Related Links on Daviscup.com
> Arthurs and Hanley put Australia 2-1 on Switzerland
> Wawrinka draws Switzerland level
> Aussies take the lead in Geneva
> Michael Lammer to open tie for Switzerland
> Tie Information for Switzerland v Australia
> Scorecards and statistics SUI v AUS

http://www.daviscup.com/news/matchreport.asp?id=13664

nobama
02-12-2006, 10:42 PM
Well what do you expect Wawrinka to say? He's not going to take a shot at Roger in public. But I do agree this notion that Roger is this selfish bastard for not playing DC is absurd. As I pointed out in GM Roger and Lleyton have played the exact same number of DC matches - 38. But somehow it's perceived that Lleyton is this DC stalwart and Roger isn't. Probably just because of how many times Australia has won DC or been in the finals. But Roger's played more DC matches than Agassi or Sampras. And had Switzerland won today nobody would care that Roger wasn't there. Wawrinka did what he had to this weekend, but is he someone you can count on for a for sure win like Roger? If not, then Roger most likely would play best of 5 matches three days in a row. It's not like the US where they've got an automatic point in the doubles with the Bryan brothers.

bokehlicious
02-13-2006, 05:55 AM
There's an interresting inteview of Wawrinka (in French) on www.radiosport.ch and he's really cute towards Roger, he explains that they keep in touch all year long and admits that Roger helps him to improve his game, and he dreams to win the DC one year with Roger.

nobama
02-13-2006, 10:57 AM
There's an interresting inteview of Wawrinka (in French) on www.radiosport.ch and he's really cute towards Roger, he explains that they keep in touch all year long and admits that Roger helps him to improve his game, and he dreams to win the DC one year with Roger. :awww: I'm sure Roger would love to see Stan do really well and maybe someday break into the top 20 or top 10.

What's funny is in GM, aside from one poster, everyone that is complaining about Roger not competing aren't even Swiss. John McEnroe might say that Roger's giving DC a black eye. But I think that's crap. People aren't going to care any more/less about DC if Roger does/doesn't play. It is a nationalistic thing And I'm sure the Croats or Argentines could care less that Roger skipped DC. But let's be clear, if other players were in Roger's position would DC be top priority? If they had the chance to win a non-calendar AND calendar slam woulld they care about DC that year? Nadal didn't play and he's playing his first tournament this week. Of course the defenders will say he's not 100% and the surface didn't suit his game, ect. But still if DC was THAT important he would've played, right?

bokehlicious
02-13-2006, 11:11 AM
What's funny is in GM, aside from one poster, everyone that is complaining about Roger not competing aren't even Swiss.

I guess most of Swiss tennis fans think like this quote from NYCtennisfan:

"I would argue that Federer represents his country just as well by being the number one player and having that Swiss flag by his name. If he continues to win like he has and becomes the greatest player in history achievement wise, he will have represented his country well, probably better than someone who was a good player with 2 slams, 5 weeks at #1, and 4 Davis Cups. I know, I know, maybe he can be the greatest player in the world and win Davis Cups. I'm saying that he is doing a fine job representing Switzerland. Then again, I am not Swiss so I cannot speak for the Swiss people."

fightclubber
02-13-2006, 11:57 AM
:awww: I'm sure Roger would love to see Stan do really well and maybe someday break into the top 20 or top 10.

What's funny is in GM, aside from one poster, everyone that is complaining about Roger not competing aren't even Swiss. John McEnroe might say that Roger's giving DC a black eye. But I think that's crap. People aren't going to care any more/less about DC if Roger does/doesn't play. It is a nationalistic thing And I'm sure the Croats or Argentines could care less that Roger skipped DC. But let's be clear, if other players were in Roger's position would DC be top priority? If they had the chance to win a non-calendar AND calendar slam woulld they care about DC that year? Nadal didn't play and he's playing his first tournament this week. Of course the defenders will say he's not 100% and the surface didn't suit his game, ect. But still if DC was THAT important he would've played, right?

Well Gaudio, didnt play for Argentina, Nadal did not play for Spain ( and he will start to play this week in Marseille, I think Joaquin Johannsoon will return this week too, and did not play for Sweden, and as Argentine lady, I think he would had help the Swedens with some points..
Coria did not play and he is better ranked than Chela...but the captain keep him aside...
To me, is a group that should win, and Davis cup is a group.. Not only one player as a "secure winner". Roger played lots of Dc and now its time he works to keep his number one. He allowed the world to know more about switzerland as a number 1 player than IF as a winner of Dc.
I think people in Switzerland understand him as well as us, his fans from all over the world.
He is a great embassador of Switzerland and Im so happy Stan talk about him so well. It shows the team understood him , and thats important.
;)

SUKTUEN
02-13-2006, 03:55 PM
is Swiss people complain Roger?

bokehlicious
02-13-2006, 05:48 PM
is Swiss people complain Roger?

Most of sport/tennis fellows I spoke with don't, we remain very proud of our champ ;)

SUKTUEN
02-14-2006, 03:10 PM
I worry about the promble of DC~~~