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soonha
05-22-2005, 08:31 PM
"Federer can win on any surface. I think he could win even if he played on the ice." - Tim Henman :D

SUKTUEN
05-23-2005, 03:26 PM
"Federer can win on any surface. I think he could win even if he played on the ice." - Tim Henman :D

I LOVE THIS~!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Thanks Tim~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :clap2: :clap2: :bigclap: :bigclap:

RogiFan88
05-24-2005, 01:35 AM
Juan Carlos Ferrero on the favourites for RG05:

"Nadal ha demostrado estar en plena forma, pero Federer está impresionante y será complicado de batir. Safin y Agassi pueden ser también jugadores muy peligrosos sobre esta superficie".

...but Federer is impressive and he'll be difficult to beat. ;)

babsi
05-24-2005, 07:58 AM
Nice one - Tim :)

Spot on - Juan Carlos :)

lunahielo
05-24-2005, 11:17 AM
Originally posted by RogiFan
pero Federer está impresionante y será complicado de batir.
Ah~~¡Es la verdad, JC, es la verdad! :yeah:

SUKTUEN
05-24-2005, 02:39 PM
JC is good guy~ he is very shy~ :devil:

But when he come to HK 2004 ~ I saw him in person~ :D

RogiFan88
05-24-2005, 05:32 PM
Yes, Suktuen, Juanqui is shy but he's a good guy -- so are his father and his sister. He comes fr a good, supportive family, like Rogi! ;)

SUKTUEN
05-25-2005, 02:45 PM
Is JC's mother pass away when he was a child ?

RogiNie
05-25-2005, 06:57 PM
Towards the end of Gaston Gaudio's press conference, the Argentine was asked: "Someone nicknamed Rafael Nadal 'Superman'. Do you think he's that good?"

The defending champion responded with logic, “I'm not sure about “Superman”. What would you call Roger Federer? If you call Nadal "Superman", what do you call Federer?”

:worship:

soonha
05-25-2005, 07:23 PM
Towards the end of Gaston Gaudio's press conference, the Argentine was asked: "Someone nicknamed Rafael Nadal 'Superman'. Do you think he's that good?"

The defending champion responded with logic, “I'm not sure about “Superman”. What would you call Roger Federer? If you call Nadal "Superman", what do you call Federer?”

:worship:

"Jesus". :angel:

Anyway, well said, Gaston :yeah:

SUKTUEN
05-26-2005, 05:13 PM
The defending champion responded with logic, “I'm not sure about “Superman”. What would you call Roger Federer? If you call Nadal "Superman", what do you call Federer?”

:worship:

I love this~~~~ :o

Nocko
05-26-2005, 05:25 PM
I love this~~~~ :o
Me, too. :D

ste
05-27-2005, 02:10 PM
Gaudio said the last days: If Nadal is a superman what is Roger then????

well said Gaudio :worship:

SUKTUEN
05-27-2005, 02:16 PM
Yes~~ If Nadal is superman~~~ :o

Than Roger is the MOST GREAT KING of Tennis~!!!! :bounce: :bounce:

Stevens Point
05-31-2005, 07:10 PM
Well, this is some excerpts from Nadal's post match interview today after his defeating Ferrer. I thought it is interesting for us to know what Nadal says about Roger and the match on Friday.



Q. Do you feel you can beat Roger Federer?

RAFAEL NADAL: Compete? So he is the favorite, no? He have the pression. He is the No. 1. I will try play my best tennis for won, no? I think I can won if I play my best tennis and if he don't play the best match, no?

THE MODERATOR: Questions in Spanish, please.

Q. Federer has said that he's going to win easily, three sets against you. (I didn't find anything that Roger mentioned this in his interview..... Did he really say this somewhere??)

RAFAEL NADAL: I didn't know he said that.

Q. Federer, in fact, what he said is that it's going to be a very tight game; that he will have no gifts, nothing will be for free.

RAFAEL NADAL: I hope it will be a good match. He's been playing very well. He hasn't lost a single set, has he? Well, we'll go for him.

I am very happy with my match today.

(Cell phone ringing.)

You see, that's why I had to switch it off. I'm going to switch it off, in fact.

No, I think today's match has really given me confidence to play against Federer, and it really has given me a lot of confidence. I know he's playing very well. I know it's going to be a complicated match.

Q. This is a different sort of court, but do you think it's going to be the same as in Miami against Roger?

RAFAEL NADAL: No, each match is different. I hope it's not going to be like in Miami because, you know, it was a five‑set match, I lost. Here, it's a different surface. We're on clay. It's going to be different, and I am going to try to play well ‑ like I've been playing so far, and play at my best level like I've been playing Barcelona, Monte‑Carlo, all the clay tournaments, the final in Rome.

Today I've been playing at a good level. If I play like that, I hope I do have the possibility of winning. If I don't play at my best level, well, it's going to get complicated.

Q. Do you think this is the most important match in your life, the one you're going to play against Federer? >

RAFAEL NADAL: I don't want to think that way because I don't want to put extra pressure on myself. But, obviously, it's an important match and a wonderful match to play. I hope I'll enjoy it. Whatever importance it is, I've played the final in Rome, the final in Monte‑Carlo. These matches were also very important for me at the time. They're Masters Series, they're also very important matches.

So I'm very happy. This is very good for my career. A final would be unbelievable for me ‑ especially at 19, I'll be 19.

But I'll have to think about my game only and try and play at my best level to try to win.

Q. Have you had time to watch Federer play?

RAFAEL NADAL: I saw him play a little while against Gonzalez, a little bit against Moya, first and second set. He's been playing very well, obviously. He's showing really that he deserves to be No. 1. And even on clay, he's really good. I mean, he's played in Hamburg, and I think that he's obviously one of the favorites.

Now I'm in the semifinal, and so I've got my own objective. My objective, in fact, was to be here in the semifinal. I'm going to try to play calmly, and obviously it would be wonderful to win. I think I might be able to win ‑ at least that's what I'm going to go for, even if it's going to be a tough match.

Q. Who's the favorite for the public?

RAFAEL NADAL: Well, I don't know. He's No. 1, I'm 18. It's important, obviously. It's a factor. Well, we'll see who's the favorite. I think it's 50/50, basically.

Q. You had fun in Miami, and here the idea is the same, isn't it? It's clay, but it's the same idea, isn't it?

RAFAEL NADAL: Yeah, well, I prefer to have a bad time and win, obviously. But obviously if you're having fun, it's probably because you're playing well. This is a match where I'd like to have fun. Obviously, it's a match where there's something to win, there's something to lose. It's Roland Garros. Obviously, if you lose, you're going to lose something important. I'd like to be in the final.

But I'm going to try to play in my own way, you know, giving it a fight, giving it my all. I think that Federer and I will both play well, in a different style.

Shy
05-31-2005, 08:53 PM
Well, .

Q. Federer has said that he's going to win easily, three sets against you. (I didn't find anything that Roger mentioned this in his interview..... Did he really say this somewhere??)

RAFAEL NADAL: I didn't know he said that.

Q. Federer, in fact, what he said is that it's going to be a very tight game; that he will have no gifts, nothing will be for free.

RAFAEL NADAL: I hope it will be a good match. He's been playing very well. He hasn't lost a single set, has he? Well, we'll go for him.

I.
The two questions contradict each other. I have not heard Roger say that he will win easily.

sierra91
05-31-2005, 08:57 PM
The two questions contradict each other. I have not heard Roger say that he will win easily. I think the reporter was joking around with Rafa.

Dutchie
05-31-2005, 09:08 PM
I don't believe Roger would say that.

Nathy
05-31-2005, 11:47 PM
"We have to be gald to play at the same time that Roger is" - Ivan Ljubicic, 22nd May 2005

"Even Federer, he is ranked number 1 in the world but he is so simple with me, he smiles at me and now we talk sometimes together" - Alizée Cornet (French tenniswoman of only 15 years), 25th May 2005

babsi
06-01-2005, 02:03 PM
It was a joke - and a pretty obviose one,too :)

Nice comment from Ljubicic - great find,Nathy :)

TimoRinrin
06-01-2005, 02:13 PM
Gaudio said the last days: If Nadal is a superman what is Roger then????

well said Gaudio :worship:

Quite well!! :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

SUKTUEN
06-01-2005, 03:40 PM
Forget it~~

Nathy
06-01-2005, 06:13 PM
Forget it~~

:confused:

RogiFan88
06-01-2005, 09:24 PM
Nadal: "Me gusta todo de Federer, es el más completo"

En cuanto al juego de Federer, Nadal expresó su admiración: "Me gusta todo, es el jugador mas completo del mundo y el mas completo que ha habido en bastantes años. Le quitaría cualquier cosa, porque todo me iría bien, la derecha, revés cortado, la volea, todo", dijo.

[translation to come]

sierra91
06-01-2005, 11:08 PM
Towards the end of Gaston Gaudio's press conference, the Argentine was asked: "Someone nicknamed Rafael Nadal 'Superman'. Do you think he's that good?"

The defending champion responded with logic, “I'm not sure about “Superman”. What would you call Roger Federer? If you call Nadal "Superman", what do you call Federer?”

:worship:

:wavey: RogieNie. I like your new avatar and loved this quote.

sierra91
06-01-2005, 11:10 PM
Lunahielo ... isn't "superman" an oxymoron?

lunahielo
06-02-2005, 12:24 AM
Originally posted by Sierra91
Lunahielo ... isn't "superman" an oxymoron?

:haha: :haha:

I'm going to take the 5th on this one! :angel:

Luna

*M*
06-02-2005, 03:34 AM
Gaudio: "If you call Nadal "Superman", what do you call Federer?”I personally always thought of Roger as Wonder Man, not Superman. He's even got the "tiara" and "bracelet":

http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050523/thumb.rog12805231244.france_tennis_french_open_rog 128.jpg http://www.kapowgifts.com/acatalog/1wonder-women-punch-posters.jpg

Roger has better technique, but Wonder Woman gets points for using her arm in lieu of a racquet. :)

RogiNie
06-02-2005, 12:59 PM
:wavey: RogieNie. I like your new avatar and loved this quote.

:wavey: sierra! thanks :D

yanchr
06-02-2005, 01:00 PM
Towards the end of Gaston Gaudio's press conference, the Argentine was asked: "Someone nicknamed Rafael Nadal 'Superman'. Do you think he's that good?"

The defending champion responded with logic, “I'm not sure about “Superman”. What would you call Roger Federer? If you call Nadal "Superman", what do you call Federer?”

:worship:
Another reason to love Gaudio :worship::angel:

sierra91
06-02-2005, 01:09 PM
I personally always thought of Roger as Wonder Man, not Superman. He's even got the "tiara" and "bracelet":

http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050523/thumb.rog12805231244.france_tennis_french_open_rog 128.jpg http://www.kapowgifts.com/acatalog/1wonder-women-punch-posters.jpg

Roger has better technique, but Wonder Woman gets points for using her arm in lieu of a racquet. :) :yeah:

babsi
06-02-2005, 02:22 PM
Gaudio is a nice and smart guy - Roger likes him,too - so he has good rep :)

SUKTUEN
06-02-2005, 03:17 PM
:confused:

I said something wrong ? :unsure:

Nathy
06-02-2005, 03:20 PM
I said something wrong ? :unsure:

No you didn't it's just that I didn't understand why you wrote "Forget it" :unsure:

SUKTUEN
06-02-2005, 03:23 PM
No you didn't it's just that I didn't understand why you wrote "Forget it" :unsure:

Sorry I RELLY "Forget it"~!!!! :worship: :worship: :eek: :eek:

Nathy
06-02-2005, 03:46 PM
Sorry I RELLY "Forget it"~!!!! :worship: :worship: :eek: :eek:

No problem, your excuses are accepted :p ;)

Go Rogi ;) !!!!!!!!!

SUKTUEN
06-02-2005, 03:53 PM
:D No problem, your excuses are accepted :p ;)

Go Rogi ;) !!!!!!!!!

Daniel
06-05-2005, 09:09 PM
*M* :lol:

Stevens Point
06-08-2005, 02:15 PM
Nadal before his first round match in Halle

Nadal said he would shift all of his focus "to my first-round match with Alexander Waske". "A possible re-match against Federer in the semi-finals is too far away right now but he is certainly the world´s best player at the moment." Both stars have pocketed 665 points in the ATP Champions Race as of today. "It´s great to be on the same level as Federer," added Nadal.

lsy
06-08-2005, 04:06 PM
About "arrogant" Rogi :

Maybe Rogi does need to stop being so "simple"... :o What's the point of being all nice to the media, and then just have them misquoting you everywhere :rolleyes:

================================================== =====

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/writers/jon_wertheim/06/07/post.french/index.html

I was surprised to see some of the fierce criticism of Roger Federer during the French Open. He was called arrogant and egotistical for saying that he doesn't fear any other tennis player. No one would even notice if either Williams sister made such a statement. What's also forgotten is the second part of his statement, which said, "I have respect for every player." Doesn't that criticism seem unfair to Federer?
-- Diana, San Francisco

If Federer is arrogant and egotistical, Rafael Nadal is a pusher, Justine Henin-Hardenne is lackadaisical, and Andy Roddick is a clay court specialist. I'm stunned at how many people took Federer to task for saying he fears no one but respects everyone. Gee, you win three Slams last year, you've lost two matches top 10 players over the last two years, you've won on all surfaces. And you're supposed to fear ... whom exactly?

Yet Federer did indeed take some shots for that statement. Many of you -- and many players -- also have noted this, but part of what makes Federer so admirable is that he's remained so humble. In victory and defeat, he's never anything less a pro. The ESPN crew will tell you that Federer is hands down the most cooperative top player out there. Federer loses a crusher to Nadal and spends hours deconstructing the match -- in four languages -- for every media outlet around. Arrogant and egotistical? No. If anything, I sometimes think Federer might not have enough swagger.

Quick story: last Thursday, the ATP communications staff shrewdly arranged a pre-match photo-op with Nadal and Federer. In the middle of the day, they posed side-by-side on a gangplank at Roland Garros. The result looked like a boxing poster, and the whole thing was very cool. A lot of players in Federer's shoes never would have consented to this -- Sampras and Agassi come immediately to mind.

I've won four Majors and you want me to pose with this upstart teenager like he's my equal?

Yet there Federer was, smiling and even placing his arm around Nadal. "See you tomorrow," he said cheerfully. Part of me admired Federer for being such a sport and "taking one for the team." Another part of me felt like telling him, "Dude, you're the king. Start acting like it!"

SUKTUEN
06-08-2005, 04:12 PM
thanks

Nathy
06-08-2005, 04:18 PM
The sentence you put in evidence is SO TRUE Isy, thanks :worship:

SUKTUEN
06-08-2005, 04:33 PM
Roger always kind and nice~~` :o

soonha
06-08-2005, 04:39 PM
Safin on playing Nadal or Federer(today, after 2nd round match at Halle): "Nadal, he뭩 really on top, you know. The way he뭩 performing on the court is quite tough. We뭠l see how he뭩 gonna go, he has a tough opponent. Federer of course, he뭩 playing great tennis even when he has not his best days. Maybe others have the chance to lose against somebody, I think he has no chance to lose against anybody." ;)

Well said, Marat! People should know that. :yeah:





'

SUKTUEN
06-08-2005, 04:40 PM
Safin is good friend with Roger~~!

lsy
06-08-2005, 04:45 PM
Safin on playing Nadal or Federer(today, after 2nd round match at Halle): "Nadal, he뭩 really on top, you know. The way he뭩 performing on the court is quite tough. We뭠l see how he뭩 gonna go, he has a tough opponent. Federer of course, he뭩 playing great tennis even when he has not his best days. Maybe others have the chance to lose against somebody, I think he has no chance to lose against anybody." ;)
'

So Marat said that after beating Rogi in AO sf? Is that a praise to Rogi or to himself :o :lol:

Skyward
06-08-2005, 04:59 PM
Yet there Federer was, smiling and even placing his arm around Nadal. "See you tomorrow," he said cheerfully. Part of me admired Federer for being such a sport and "taking one for the team." Another part of me felt like telling him, "Dude, you're the king. Start acting like it!"

Thanks for posting this. There are exactly my thoughts. It might sound strange but the second I saw these pictures, the sinking feeling that he would lose started creeping in. :sad:

SUKTUEN
06-09-2005, 04:34 PM
Roger will kick Nadal 's ass next time~!!

Nocko
06-09-2005, 05:11 PM
Thanks for posting this. There are exactly my thoughts. It might sound strange but the second I saw these pictures, the sinking feeling that he would lose started creeping in. :sad:
I hate that photo session! :ras:

RogiFan88
06-10-2005, 10:00 PM
Before the SF in Halle:

Haas: “Last time we played was actually my last match before my first injury in 2002, so this is something special for me, because ever since I was off he overtook the tennisworld and was playing some unbelievable tennis. I always saw him playing in the past, because he's the guy that usually holds the trophy the end of the week for the last year and a half. He doesn't have any weaknesses; you know he can hit almost any shot at any time. It's gonna be a pleasure for me to play against him tomorrow, especially in Germany. I have nothing to lose against him, of course he's the favorit, so I'll go out and try to show my best tennis. All I hope for is that I catch a good day tomorrow.”

[nice to see that Tommy has matured...]

Here's what Rogi said about Haas:

Federer : “I would really like to play against Tommy once again, because we didn't meet each other on the court for a long time. The last match was in Paris-Bercy in 2002 before his long period of injury, I remember, and that was a very important match for me, because by winning this match I was able to join the masters in Shanghai. Now he was coming back and plays very well again. Therefore I'm looking forward to that match tomorrow. We know each other a long while, in former times we were the young wild guys, now we're established, so it'll be interesting to have this fight again.”

lunahielo
06-10-2005, 10:26 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
*From Roger about T.Haas~*
"We know each other a long while, in former times we were the young wild guys,"
:haha: :haha: :haha:

Just beat him tomorrow, Roger..please. :worship:

Stevens Point
06-10-2005, 11:25 PM
Before the SF in Halle:

Haas: “Last time we played was actually my last match before my first injury in 2002, so this is something special for me, because ever since I was off he overtook the tennisworld and was playing some unbelievable tennis. I always saw him playing in the past, because he's the guy that usually holds the trophy the end of the week for the last year and a half. He doesn't have any weaknesses; you know he can hit almost any shot at any time. It's gonna be a pleasure for me to play against him tomorrow, especially in Germany. I have nothing to lose against him, of course he's the favorit, so I'll go out and try to show my best tennis. All I hope for is that I catch a good day tomorrow.”

[nice to see that Tommy has matured...]

Here's what Rogi said about Haas:

Federer : “I would really like to play against Tommy once again, because we didn't meet each other on the court for a long time. The last match was in Paris-Bercy in 2002 before his long period of injury, I remember, and that was a very important match for me, because by winning this match I was able to join the masters in Shanghai. Now he was coming back and plays very well again. Therefore I'm looking forward to that match tomorrow. We know each other a long while, in former times we were the young wild guys, now we're established, so it'll be interesting to have this fight again.”
:eek: :eek: Where did you get those quotes!? Did I again waste some time translating the whole interview from German into English!? If so, poor me....

RogiFan88
06-11-2005, 02:36 AM
no I got it fr ATP site! ;)

SUKTUEN
06-11-2005, 03:51 PM
Fight for Final Again~!!!

Lacuna
06-11-2005, 04:44 PM
sorry for translation:
I know, now I should lose for the matches is much more often, differently I would be Roger Federer. Each tennis player wishes to be number one.Now this is Federer and while he shows the best tennis, to be the second in the world - all the same, what to be the first ", - has joked Nadal.

SUKTUEN
06-11-2005, 05:06 PM
So, Roger need more hard working~~

adelaide
06-11-2005, 11:40 PM
Random drop-off :) I just found this, so..

Rafael Nadal: "It's only (world number one Roger) Federer who doesn't lose matches and the rest of us aren't like him."

:lol: so true.

Daniel
06-12-2005, 12:50 AM
So true, glad he is thinking properly now :p

Skyward
06-12-2005, 12:50 AM
I don't know if it has been posted already. From yahoo

""It's hard to imagine anyone beating Federer at Wimbledon," Haas said. "His serve is almost as unpredictable as Sampras'. Even if the top favorites (are) at the top of their games they still need some luck to edge him on grass."

Nathy
06-12-2005, 12:58 AM
I don't know if it has been posted already. From yahoo

""It's hard to imagine anyone beating Federer at Wimbledon," Haas said. "His serve is almost as unpredictable as Sampras'. Even if the top favorites (are) at the top of their games they still need some luck to edge him on grass."

Not been posted! Thank you Skyward, it is a WONDERFUL quote you put up there :worship:

Daniel
06-12-2005, 12:59 AM
aww so sincere and wise my cute Tommy :hug: :D
thanks skyward ;)

SUKTUEN
06-12-2005, 09:58 AM
Random drop-off :) I just found this, so..

Rafael Nadal: "It's only (world number one Roger) Federer who doesn't lose matches and the rest of us aren't like him."

:lol: so true.
:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

Shabazza
06-12-2005, 11:47 AM
I don't know if it has been posted already. From yahoo

""It's hard to imagine anyone beating Federer at Wimbledon," Haas said. "His serve is almost as unpredictable as Sampras'. Even if the top favorites (are) at the top of their games they still need some luck to edge him on grass."

Well, said Tommy :yeah:

SUKTUEN
06-12-2005, 02:01 PM
Wish Roger do the best like Tommy said !

babsi
06-12-2005, 02:24 PM
Well, said Tommy :yeah:
Yes,indeed

I wish he would learn to be a bit more contrlled with his words on court - when things aren´t goning well!

SUKTUEN
06-12-2005, 03:23 PM
Roger Did it Very Well~!!!!

Shabazza
06-12-2005, 09:09 PM
Yes,indeed

I wish he would learn to be a bit more contrlled with his words on court - when things aren´t goning well!
It's gotten better imo
- he isn't the same as he was before his injury, he has matured

SUKTUEN
06-13-2005, 06:56 AM
Roger is very health now

eve1983
06-13-2005, 12:50 PM
great thread guys... I just love reading what other players are saying about him!!;)))

esp. the quotes of roddick... he's really funny. and I have to say: I've never seen such a fair sportsman (except of roger of course!) before...
and also when he looses he shows class. like in wimbly 04, they way he gratulated roger was very sweet and warm...

robinhood
06-15-2005, 09:37 AM
From BBC SPORTS/TENNIS

"You can play your best, you can do all the right things and you still feel like you don't have a chance."

Thomas Johansson On playing against Federer on grass

gertie
06-15-2005, 10:35 AM
"Many say that (Pete) Sampras is the greatest player. But I say with all due respect to the rest, that he (Roger Federer) is the most complete player in the world so far."
-- Marat Safin on world No. 1 Roger Federer.

Nathy
06-15-2005, 01:13 PM
ToJo and Hippo: :worship:

crimson
06-15-2005, 03:51 PM
Justine Henin-Hardenne talking about Roger at Roland Garros in the future: "I wish for him to win because he deserves it."

Nocko
06-15-2005, 03:52 PM
Justine :worship:

Nathy
06-15-2005, 03:59 PM
Justine Henin-Hardenne talking about Roger at Roland Garros in the future: "I wish for him to win because he deserves it."

:worship: Justine :yeah:

SUKTUEN
06-15-2005, 05:13 PM
Good words from them~!! :worship: :worship:
either woman or man tennis player also support Roger!

lisa.gastaldi
06-15-2005, 05:32 PM
"I wish I could play like Roger Federer".
Serena Williams.

"Roger is a magician".
Marat Safin.

"He's a genius".
Gastòn Gaudio.

"He's young and explosive and he has a powerful game".
Andre Agassi.

"He's a really great guy. He respects people".
Jonas Bjorkman.

(I found it on JockBio.com). :wavey:

SUKTUEN
06-15-2005, 05:46 PM
THANKS lisa.gastaldi

Nathy
06-16-2005, 12:02 AM
"I wish I could play like Roger Federer".
Serena Williams.

"Roger is a magician".
Marat Safin.

"He's a genius".
Gastòn Gaudio.

"He's young and explosive and he has a powerful game".
Andre Agassi.

"He's a really great guy. He respects people".
Jonas Bjorkman.

(I found it on JockBio.com). :wavey:

:worship:

I wish these player's fans could be like that :o :angel:

RogiFan88
06-16-2005, 02:50 AM
:worship:

I wish these player's fans could be like that :o :angel:

:devil:

Daniel
06-16-2005, 05:23 AM
:devil:

eve1983
06-16-2005, 07:58 AM
justine's a cutie...;) totally agree with her...

we were talkin about roger having a mixed double partner on rf.com... most of the ppl said, justine would be cool. I think the same... but I don't think it'll ever happen;)

Daniel
06-16-2005, 08:03 AM
it can happen RG 2006 :)

Shabazza
06-16-2005, 11:44 AM
justine's a cutie...;) totally agree with her...

we were talkin about roger having a mixed double partner on rf.com... most of the ppl said, justine would be cool. I think the same... but I don't think it'll ever happen;)
It's unlikely, but never say never.. ;)

SUKTUEN
06-16-2005, 04:27 PM
So why cannot say never?

Puschkin
06-17-2005, 08:49 AM
It is not new and I apologise if it was posted before.

Fabrice Santoro: Roger, c'est le seul contre qui je peux perdre un set 6:0 en jouant du très bon tennis. Roger is the only one against whom I can lose a set 6:0 while having played very good tennis.

Source: French Tennis Magazine Nr. 343

RogiNie
06-17-2005, 11:57 AM
:worship:

Nocko
06-17-2005, 12:38 PM
Fabrice :worship: :worship:

SUKTUEN
06-17-2005, 03:55 PM
It is not new and I apologise if it was posted before.

Fabrice Santoro: Roger, c'est le seul contre qui je peux perdre un set 6:0 en jouant du très bon tennis. Roger is the only one against whom I can lose a set 6:0 while having played very good tennis.

Source: French Tennis Magazine Nr. 343

Roger ~!! You are the Best~!! :worship: :worship: :worship:

Daniel
06-18-2005, 09:54 PM
well said Fabrice :D

guinevere_79
06-30-2005, 08:48 AM
From an article on The Telegraph:

"Playing the best player in the world always brings out the best in me but Roger is something entirely different. In my opinion he is unbeatable at Wimbledon; he does not have a single weakness."

-Fernando Gonzalez

From Andy Roddick's post-match interview (after his quarterfinal win over Grosjean)

"Well, I mean, his play speaks for itself. He's probably the most talented person to ever carry a racquet around ‑ the shots that he can come up with, the way he's kind of become a totally complete player.

But I think off the court, it's huge. There have been a lot of good champions, but he's just classy. He is never high and mighty in the locker room or anything like that. He treats people with respect, even if it's the locker room attendants or the people serving food or anything. He's "please" and "thank you." I think that's why he's so well‑respected and so well‑liked on tour. There's not a whole lot of animosity towards him, even though he has been that successful. "

SUKTUEN
06-30-2005, 04:07 PM
thankyou

Nathy
06-30-2005, 09:22 PM
:worship: Feña :worship: Andy :worship:

Thanks guinevere_79!

SUKTUEN
07-01-2005, 05:56 PM
Andy's semi is delate

Daniel
07-04-2005, 02:55 AM
Andy;s interview on sunday

Q. Is it a question of other players raising their game to match Federer or is it a question of Federer losing form now?

ANDY RODDICK: I think it's a bit of both. The thing that separates him, I mean, the most physically gifted player I've played against. But with that, he's just become so solid mentally. His first couple years on tour, I mean, even two years ago, if I would have taken my chances, I would have had a lot better ‑‑ in the semis, I would have had a lot better shot. But he's just become a mental force, too.

You put those two together, and it's a tough combination.

ytben
07-04-2005, 03:08 AM
Thanks for all the quotes!! :kiss:

I think there are more quotes about him after this Wimbly, I will dig them up later :D

Mrs. B
07-04-2005, 09:23 AM
Newcombe on Roger: "It's scary, but he's not content with where he is now. He doesn't have a big entourage around him like some of these other guys. He's just doing his job, and enjoying it. I think his interviews are great. He's very honest, very straightforward, very polite to other players, and very humble about his own ability and accomplishments."

"I think everyone everywhere who loves tennis is just enthralled with his game, it's just beautiful to watch."

Nocko
07-04-2005, 09:44 AM
"I'm not going to sit around and sulk and cry. I did everything I could," the second-seeded Roddick said. "I tried going to his forehand and coming in. He passed me. I tried going to his backhand and coming in. He passed me. Tried staying back. He figured out a way to pass me, even though I was at the baseline."
:D :D :D :D

SUKTUEN
07-05-2005, 06:08 PM
many reporter laugh when Andy said that~!

RogiFan88
07-12-2005, 05:09 PM
Coria, when asked about playing Hewitt in the DC05 QF in Australia:

-Is Hewitt unbeatablen on grass and as a local?
—If you put on a Federer mask, no (laughs). That's the only unbeatable. I trust in David beating Hewitt, he's got a better game than him. I'll put on a fight and if I can't make it, at least I'll try to make him tired, because he'll be playing the three days.

Nathy
07-12-2005, 10:09 PM
:lol:

Shabazza
07-13-2005, 12:46 PM
Coria, when asked about playing Hewitt in the DC05 QF in Australia:

-Is Hewitt unbeatablen on grass and as a local?
—If you put on a Federer mask, no (laughs). That's the only unbeatable. I trust in David beating Hewitt, he's got a better game than him. I'll put on a fight and if I can't make it, at least I'll try to make him tired, because he'll be playing the three days.
:haha: Coria :yeah:

SUKTUEN
07-13-2005, 04:32 PM
:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

clin
07-16-2005, 08:45 AM
How about one from the world of golf?

Monty takes on the Tiger, bids to shed unwanted tag By Norman Dabell
Sat Jul 16,12:20 AM ET



ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Reuters) - Colin Montgomerie has a chance of losing the most unwanted tag in golf but he needs to make up at least four shots and beat world number one Tiger Woods to do so.


The 42-year-old Scot, a European number one on seven successive occasions, has long looked destined to go down in the history of golf as one of the best players never to have won one of the sport's four major titles.

After a six-under-par 66 in the British Open second round, moving him up to second place and into a head-to-head with Woods for Saturday's third round, Montgomerie intends to take a businesslike approach to trying to end his major drought.

"I'm not going to say it's going to be fun because everyone who says it's fun, shoots 80," said Montgomerie on Friday.

"This isn't fun. This is a major championship. This is a job of work and it's business. Very much business."

Whie Montgomerie is dedicated to trying to outdo Woods, it does not stop him respecting the nine-time major champion, with whom he played the third round at Augusta in 1997 as Woods marched to a record 12-stroke Masters victory.

"I've played with Tiger a few times now in major tournaments and look forward to it, especially on a course like this," he said.

"I enjoy watching him. It will be a privilege. We are watching a unique golfer on a unique golf course."

Montgomerie is well aware that if Woods turns it on, however, the Scot will be playing for second place at best.

"It's a bit like Roger Federer," he said. "If he plays well at Wimbledon he wins -- and he did."

********

Tiger and Roger -- ya gotta root for them to blow the rest of the field away.

Dirk
07-16-2005, 08:46 AM
Yep. Tiger won at that course before so it's his unless he fucks up royally. I just hope Roger keeps USO title this year. :)

nobama
07-16-2005, 02:00 PM
I do too and hopefully Nadal will be the second seed so Roger won't have any chance of facing him until the final. I'm not as worried about Safin because I think he will be rusty, and with him you never quite know who's going to show up on the court.

SUKTUEN
07-16-2005, 02:51 PM
Nadal will 2 seed in US Open ?

Stevens Point
07-20-2005, 11:48 PM
Andy

"I want another crack at [Federer] till my record is 1-31," said Roddick, who will attempt to defend the last outdoor hard-court title he won, in Indianapolis, this week. "I still want to go against him again. You want to compete against the best. He's the measuring stick, so you know where you are and where you go."

soonha
07-21-2005, 01:16 AM
How about one from the world of golf?

Monty takes on the Tiger, bids to shed unwanted tag By Norman Dabell
Sat Jul 16,12:20 AM ET



ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Reuters) - Colin Montgomerie has a chance of losing the most unwanted tag in golf but he needs to make up at least four shots and beat world number one Tiger Woods to do so.


The 42-year-old Scot, a European number one on seven successive occasions, has long looked destined to go down in the history of golf as one of the best players never to have won one of the sport's four major titles.

After a six-under-par 66 in the British Open second round, moving him up to second place and into a head-to-head with Woods for Saturday's third round, Montgomerie intends to take a businesslike approach to trying to end his major drought.

"I'm not going to say it's going to be fun because everyone who says it's fun, shoots 80," said Montgomerie on Friday.

"This isn't fun. This is a major championship. This is a job of work and it's business. Very much business."

Whie Montgomerie is dedicated to trying to outdo Woods, it does not stop him respecting the nine-time major champion, with whom he played the third round at Augusta in 1997 as Woods marched to a record 12-stroke Masters victory.

"I've played with Tiger a few times now in major tournaments and look forward to it, especially on a course like this," he said.

"I enjoy watching him. It will be a privilege. We are watching a unique golfer on a unique golf course."

Montgomerie is well aware that if Woods turns it on, however, the Scot will be playing for second place at best.

"It's a bit like Roger Federer," he said. "If he plays well at Wimbledon he wins -- and he did."

********

Tiger and Roger -- ya gotta root for them to blow the rest of the field away.
I don't enjoy Tiger. He is never like Roger in terms of beauty and elegance. And his intensity and expression on his face during the match are just too much and looking ungraceful to me.

RogiFan88
07-21-2005, 02:22 AM
I'd like to know what Tiger w say if someone asked him about Rogi...

*M*
07-21-2005, 06:18 AM
Not direct quotes, but paraphrasing of a couple things Andy said about Roger:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=2010900&postcount=1012

SUKTUEN
07-21-2005, 08:16 AM
Thankyou So much~!!!

Brianna
07-21-2005, 04:24 PM
"I've played with Tiger a few times now in major tournaments and look forward to it, especially on a course like this," he said.

"I enjoy watching him. It will be a privilege. We are watching a unique golfer on a unique golf course."

Montgomerie is well aware that if Woods turns it on, however, the Scot will be playing for second place at best.

"It's a bit like Roger Federer," he said. "If he plays well at Wimbledon he wins -- and he did."

********

Tiger and Roger -- ya gotta root for them to blow the rest of the field away.

I love watching both Roger and Tiger play.

nobama
07-29-2005, 10:59 AM
http://www.dailynews.com/Stories/0,1413,200~28541~2986632,00.html

Mythical match: Dominik Hrbaty, one of the few players with a winning record against top-ranked Roger Federer, gave his opinion of how Federer would match up against former great Pete Sampras.

"(Sampras) has a big serve, but so does (Andy) Roddick," Hrbaty said. "Sampras would have the same trouble with Federer that Roddick does. The only way to beat Roger is to be fast around the baseline and make him move."

Hrbaty, ranked No. 26 and seeded second at the Mercedes-Benz Cup, is 2-0 against Federer, with the last win coming in 2004. He went 1-2 against Sampras.

No one on the tour seems able to touch Federer this year, leaving imaginary matchups against tennis greats as his only competition.

"For sure, it would be a tight match," Hrbaty said. "Sampras would beat him sometimes, but I think Roger would win most of the time."

RogiFan88
07-29-2005, 02:27 PM
Not direct quotes, but paraphrasing of a couple things Andy said about Roger:



http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?
p=2010900&postcount=1012 (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=2010900&postcount=1012)

Yeah, I just happened upon that -- Pandy was kinda cute! :p It's clear he likes [maybe even loves] Rogi! :angel:

1sun
07-29-2005, 02:56 PM
http://www.dailynews.com/Stories/0,1413,200~28541~2986632,00.html
good man. he knows what hes talking about. ive almost forgiven him for havin winning record against roger now but not quite just yet. ;)

SUKTUEN
07-30-2005, 04:12 AM
thanks

Dirk
07-30-2005, 10:13 AM
Roger fluked out of their last meeting. Hrbaty got lucky and will always do little in his career. It's sad because I do like his crafty game.

SUKTUEN
07-30-2005, 04:16 PM
Hi Dirk~!!

Long time no see~!

RogiFan88
07-30-2005, 05:30 PM
Hrbaty was lucky that Rogi had just won consecutive titles [Halle Wimby Gstaad TO] and was a tad tired... ;)

SUKTUEN
07-30-2005, 05:47 PM
88 hello~

RogiFan88
07-30-2005, 07:22 PM
Hi Suktuen! ;)

SUKTUEN
07-31-2005, 11:14 AM
Hi Suktuen! ;)

Hello my dear~! :wavey: :wavey: :D

Daniel
08-01-2005, 08:39 AM
Hello my love :wavey:

SUKTUEN
08-01-2005, 02:59 PM
:eek: :eek: :eek: Hello my love :wavey:
Who is the HOT man in your avarat? :eek: :eek:

*M*
08-03-2005, 01:36 AM
Pete speaks:

Tennis legend Pete Sampras shares his thoughts about world No. 1 Roger Federer with NBC Sports’ Jimmy Roberts.

http://video.msn.com/video/p.htm?t=1&p=Source_NBC%20Sports&i=fd5c8c05-db0a-40e0-ba49-0645fad5522e&rf=

Gogo123
08-03-2005, 07:08 AM
On Nathalie Dechy's official site (http://www.nathaliedechy.fr/) she has a 'likes and dislikes' list. One of the things she likes is the ease of Federer.
Nice of her to mention Federer on her site.

nobama
08-03-2005, 11:28 AM
Pete speaks:

Tennis legend Pete Sampras shares his thoughts about world No. 1 Roger Federer with NBC Sports’ Jimmy Roberts.

http://video.msn.com/video/p.htm?t=1&p=Source_NBC%20Sports&i=fd5c8c05-db0a-40e0-ba49-0645fad5522e&rf=

These interviews always seem kind of ackward to me. Especially with Samrpas, someone who doesn't comment on the game much. I mean what's Pete supposed to say? Of course he's going to say Roger's the best out there right now, Roger can dominate the way he did, blah, blah, blah. He's not going to say anything bad about the guy.

I've often wondered though how Pete feels about all the praise Roger's getting though. John McEnroe has said 'He's the most gifted player that I've ever seen in my life'. And during this Wimbledon said that Roger was the greatest natural talent he's ever seen. Jim Courier said that Roger was the only player he'd pay to watch, Rod Laver has said he's honored to be in the same company as Roger. Tracy Austin said she was in "awe" of Roger and that he "has it all" whereas Pete relied so much on his serve. Lendl has said he would go watch Roger practice, he's that good. Ivanisevic has said if Roger stays healthy he could win more slams than Pete. And at this Wimbledon Patrick McEnroe commented on how Pete was great on offence, but Roger's great with everything. I'd think that would have to annoy Pete a little bit. Especially since they only played each other once - they've never played each other when both were at their peak. And also, Roger's early in his career, whereas Pete has the 14 slams in the bag already.

1sun
08-03-2005, 01:06 PM
These interviews always seem kind of ackward to me. Especially with Samrpas, someone who doesn't comment on the game much. I mean what's Pete supposed to say? Of course he's going to say Roger's the best out there right now, Roger can dominate the way he did, blah, blah, blah. He's not going to say anything bad about the guy.

I've often wondered though how Pete feels about all the praise Roger's getting though. John McEnroe has said 'He's the most gifted player that I've ever seen in my life'. And during this Wimbledon said that Roger was the greatest natural talent he's ever seen. Jim Courier said that Roger was the only player he'd pay to watch, Rod Laver has said he's honored to be in the same company as Roger. Tracy Austin said she was in "awe" of Roger and that he "has it all" whereas Pete relied so much on his serve. Lendl has said he would go watch Roger practice, he's that good. Ivanisevic has said if Roger stays healthy he could win more slams than Pete. And at this Wimbledon Patrick McEnroe commented on how Pete was great on offence, but Roger's great with everything. I'd think that would have to annoy Pete a little bit. Especially since they only played each other once - they've never played each other when both were at their peak. And also, Roger's early in his career, whereas Pete has the 14 slams in the bag already.
yeah i see what you mean. but to be honest the praise is warrented and correct. federer has the more complete game than pete, and pete did rely on his serve quite alot. but they never say that federer is the greatest of all time, and thats in respect of pete. so pete cant be to displeased. Roger deserves the praise and credit he gets. its not like the tennis world is going to ignore rogers amazing talent and of course they going to talk about him, with him dominating so much, with his style of play. pete had his time in the limelight, being called the greatest of all time, now its rogers turn. ;)

1sun
08-03-2005, 01:18 PM
These interviews always seem kind of ackward to me. Especially with Samrpas, someone who doesn't comment on the game much. I mean what's Pete supposed to say? Of course he's going to say Roger's the best out there right now, Roger can dominate the way he did, blah, blah, blah. He's not going to say anything bad about the guy.

I've often wondered though how Pete feels about all the praise Roger's getting though. John McEnroe has said 'He's the most gifted player that I've ever seen in my life'. And during this Wimbledon said that Roger was the greatest natural talent he's ever seen. Jim Courier said that Roger was the only player he'd pay to watch, Rod Laver has said he's honored to be in the same company as Roger. Tracy Austin said she was in "awe" of Roger and that he "has it all" whereas Pete relied so much on his serve. Lendl has said he would go watch Roger practice, he's that good. Ivanisevic has said if Roger stays healthy he could win more slams than Pete. And at this Wimbledon Patrick McEnroe commented on how Pete was great on offence, but Roger's great with everything. I'd think that would have to annoy Pete a little bit. Especially since they only played each other once - they've never played each other when both were at their peak. And also, Roger's early in his career, whereas Pete has the 14 slams in the bag already.
and of course pete has the right to back himself up and say that he feels he could do well against roger. if he said other wise i would be quite shocked unless thats how he really feels deep down. but obviously he doesnt. i dont agree with the interviewers statement though, saying that rogers struggled on clay, he is a much better claycourter than sampras ever was. and has had good results on it(he has already suprassed petes achievments on it) and i dont agree with petes comments about the fo either. federer doesnt need the real hot,dry conditions to win fo,( and no offense to pete, but i dont think he relises how good federer can play on clay, he just assumes that he isnt that good on it from the media) he just needs to bring his best tennis.

ExpectedWinner
08-03-2005, 02:44 PM
These interviews always seem kind of ackward to me. Especially with Samrpas, someone who doesn't comment on the game much. I mean what's Pete supposed to say? Of course he's going to say Roger's the best out there right now, Roger can dominate the way he did, blah, blah, blah. He's not going to say anything bad about the guy.

And also, Roger's early in his career, whereas Pete has the 14 slams in the bag already.

I think Pete knows that his records are untouchable. He has nothing to worry about. Federer is not " early" in his career, he's right in the middle of it, with "only" 5 slams. Roger will not beat 14 slams, and at the end of the day only numbers count.

RogiFan88
08-03-2005, 06:13 PM
On Nathalie Dechy's official site (http://www.nathaliedechy.fr/) she has a 'likes and dislikes' list. One of the things she likes is the ease of Federer.
Nice of her to mention Federer on her site.

I'm sure I read something like that in the French tennis mag too -- she does like Rogi! :angel:

Minnie
08-03-2005, 10:02 PM
I think Pete knows that his records are untouchable. He has nothing to worry about. Federer is not " early" in his career, he's right in the middle of it, with "only" 5 slams. Roger will not beat 14 slams, and at the end of the day only numbers count.

I agree with this ... there has been a heated discussion on a BBC tennis forum about Sampras v Federer with all kinds of "mud slinging" (which I hate personally). As a Fedette, I would love for him to beat 14 slams but I live in the real world ... I don't believe its possible for the reason that you give - Rog is becoming "middle aged" in tennis terms!

nobama
08-04-2005, 12:22 AM
I'm not crazy about the comparisons to Sampras mainly because their playing styles are so different. I think they are alike in the way they dominate the tour and on grass. But as far as the way they play, I think they are quite different. Roger's much more of a baseliner than Pete. Pete's serve was more dominant (esp his second serve). Maybe they're equals in the forehand & movement department, but I would argue Roger's backhand is better and Roger's better at going from offense to defense than Pete was.

yanchr
08-04-2005, 03:24 AM
I think Pete knows that his records are untouchable. He has nothing to worry about. Federer is not " early" in his career, he's right in the middle of it, with "only" 5 slams. Roger will not beat 14 slams, and at the end of the day only numbers count.
As much as I'd love it to happen, it's almost impossible for Roger to break Pete's 14 Grans Slams and 6 year-end No.1 in a row. And ya we even can not call Roger still in his 'early' stage of career.

However, number does count in the end, but it's not the only thing that counts. I believe if Roger fails to grab any Grand Slam title ever since (which is very unlikely), at the end of the day, he will still be a huge force into history, not only for being a great champ, but more for mixing up the game so perfectly and building up his own uniquely beautiful style of play that everyone else could only look up to.

yanchr
08-04-2005, 03:40 AM
I've often wondered though how Pete feels about all the praise Roger's getting though. ......I'd think that would have to annoy Pete a little bit. Especially since they only played each other once - they've never played each other when both were at their peak. And also, Roger's early in his career, whereas Pete has the 14 slams in the bag already.
If I were Pete, I would've been annoyed a bit for sure :p

But regardless of all the tennis-wide talk, it is just how things are going in this world. When you were active, you would get all the praise and attention from all sides, once you were gone, you were no longer the central focus, and you should know that people tend to be forgetful. You have to accept the fact that someone else will take your place to be the core of the focus. It is inevitable.

Pete should take all these things with ease. He is still mentioned again and again with Roger now so dominating the attention and the tour, just because Pete is too great not to be put up again and again.

SUKTUEN
08-04-2005, 05:08 AM
Thankyou * M*

nobama
08-04-2005, 11:31 AM
If I were Pete, I would've been annoyed a bit for sure :p

But regardless of all the tennis-wide talk, it is just how things are going in this world. When you were active, you would get all the praise and attention from all sides, once you were gone, you were no longer the central focus, and you should know that people tend to be forgetful. You have to accept the fact that someone else will take your place to be the core of the focus. It is inevitable.

Pete should take all these things with ease. He is still mentioned again and again with Roger now so dominating the attention and the tour, just because Pete is too great not to be put up again and again.
The worst is asking him if Roger will win RG, somthing he was never able to do. As if Pete's going to say 'Roger has an excellent chance of winning the French'. Without it some in the media are saying Roger could be the "best ever". Imagine then what they'll say if he does win RG someday.

As far as Roger being "early" in his career, I guess what I meant was his career is far from complete. So who knows when he's done how many GS titles he'll have. Comparing Pete and Roger (mid-career) is pointless. If you compare them both at age 24, Pete had 1 more GS and I think 4 more titles overall. After this years Wimbledon John McEnroe said that the scary thing for other players is Roger can still get even better (like the second serve, at net) and he thinks Roger will do this.

1sun
08-04-2005, 01:07 PM
I think Pete knows that his records are untouchable. He has nothing to worry about. Federer is not " early" in his career, he's right in the middle of it, with "only" 5 slams. Roger will not beat 14 slams, and at the end of the day only numbers count.
his records are certianly not untouchable, and roger could beat 14, i admit its more likely that roger wont break it than will. if he wins the us, he will only be one off the pace, and the next year sampras won just 1, so who know this time next year, roger could well be in a strong poistion to break it. he already is in a good position to break it. dont doubt roger just yet ;)

SUKTUEN
08-04-2005, 02:31 PM
The diffecent of Roger and Pete is Pete have 9 Grand Slam than Roger just now

ExpectedWinner
08-04-2005, 04:07 PM
. dont doubt roger just yet ;)

Don't get me wrong, I'd love to see Federer to break records. But he doesn't have that early slam at 19, and Pete's last slam at 31 wasn't supposed to happen. Sampras was lucky with injures, and the younger generation of 1975-1979 was non existant during Pete's reighn( well, Flip turned out to be a complete failure, Moya wasn't good on fast surfaces+injures, Grosjean just can't win; who else..?). Now we already have Nadal, Gasquet should be awesome in a couple of years, Monfils, Djokovic, possibly Berdych will improve, so who knows. Let's hope Federer's feet will hold up, then he'll achieve great things, but talk about Pete's records should be postponed till Fed reaches at least 10 slams.

SUKTUEN
08-04-2005, 04:08 PM
I also think Roger can win as least 10 Grand Slam~!

ExpectedWinner
08-04-2005, 04:12 PM
However, number does count in the end, but it's not the only thing that lieve if Roger fails to grab any Grand Slam title ever since (which is very unlikely), at the end of the day, he will still be a huge force into history, not only for being a great champ, but more for mixing up the game so perfectly and building up his own uniquely beautiful style of play that everyone else could only look up to.

It's debatable. :) Wasn't it McEnroe who said -" I'd rather be lucky(winning) than good."

SUKTUEN
08-04-2005, 04:33 PM
McEnroe always say wrong thing

nobama
08-08-2005, 11:15 AM
This is from a nice article in the Washington Post about Tennis in the USA and how international players don't have the star power that they used to like in the day of Villas, Nastase, Borg, Lendl, Edberg, ect. Patrick McEnroe and Andy Roddick have a couple quotes in there about Roger, which is nice. :)

Men’s tennis has long rally ahead of it (http://msnbc.msn.com/id/8864293/)

Yesterday, McEnroe was wearing his media hat and analyzing the action for ESPN2, which televised the final from 16th Street. Last week, while hosting the Jim Rome talk show all week, McEnroe thought he might slip in a little bit of tennis conversation. "But you know how this goes: 'Let's have more in a minute on T.O. [Terrell Owens].' I get it," McEnroe said. "I'm a sports fan. But let's not blame it on 'no personalities.' That's a false premise. Roger Federer is a personality by force of his talent. He has the most effortless magic I've ever seen."We don't know the international players like we used to, so we're critical of them and it's just not accurate," Roddick said. "Roger brings incredible artistry. I know. I was on the other side of it at Wimbledon [in the men's final]. But Roger is here, what, four or five times a year maybe, while Yao Ming is here six, seven months a year. No, Roger's not going to moon a cameraman just to get headlines or ratings. Roger is like Pete Sampras, just from another country." I think Andy makes a good point. Roger isn't in the USA very often so it's hard for people to get to know him here. Except of course for the die-hard fans who follow him all over the world. Plus he's not the kind of guy who's going to do/say things just to make headlines or get noticed.

And also it seems that Roger is more interested in the tennis and less so in makiing lots of $$ off of endorsements and such. I had heard a while back that Roger would be doing more promotion prior to the US Open - throwing out the first pitch at a NY Yankees game, going on the David Letterman talk show, interviews in newspapers and magazines, ect. I hope that's true, because he hasn't really been a part of this "US Open reality series" and after being off for six weeks who knows how he'll fare in Cincy. He could be rusty abd go out early.

SUKTUEN
08-08-2005, 11:18 AM
mirkaland thankyou so much~!

onm684
08-17-2005, 05:22 PM
after Cincinnati Masters 1st round match
Q. Beyond how he plays, how would you say Roger has handled being No. 1 and having the fame that goes along with that?

JAMES BLAKE: I think if possible even better than the way he plays. It's been pretty much flawless. He hasn't changed a bit. He hasn't been arrogant in the locker room; he never is. You know, that's great to see someone that does it with class. He doesn't intentionally get in anyone's face. He doesn't put people down. He goes about his business, he does everything he can, and he's still very accessible to fans. He's accessible, I'm sure, to the media; I'm sure they'll tell you the same thing. To put a -- to add an anecdote to how great of a person he is, when I broke my neck last year in Rome, I got a visit from a couple of the Americans, but I got one note in the hospital and that was from Roger saying, "We'll miss you and we really hope you get back here quickly." That says a lot about a person that's No. 1 in the world and doesn't need another friend out here. He really is a class act. I applaud him for being a champion on and off the court.

Q. What do you think it would take for him to kind of light a fire as far as the American audience coming to his game and his way of play?

JAMES BLAKE: Get an American passport (smiling). I mean, that's the only thing I can think of. It seems that the American fans are going to always be partial to Andy Roddick, myself, Mardy Fish, Taylor Dent, Robby Ginepri. And I do think they appreciate him everywhere in the world, though, because of the way he does go about it. But he's not going to come in with the attitude of even a Nadal or a Lleyton Hewitt or anything like that, he's going to go about his business. It took a little while, I think, for the fans to warm to Pete Sampras. I think he's comparable to that because he goes about his business, he doesn't throw temper tantrums, he doesn't throw his racquet, he doesn't do anything like that, and he doesn't, you know, disrespect any of the umpires. He goes about it in a very honorable way, which I really appreciate. And I think the fans, as he gets closer and closer to history, will appreciate it more and more, that he goes about it the right way. I hope especially parents take note of that and let their kids know that, "All right, this guy's the best in the world and he does it the right way." When I was a kid, I was a brat, and I unfortunately had John McEnroe as No. 1 in the world so I could say to my coach, "Look, he does it." So now hopefully those 12-year-olds that are brats, their parents can say, "Look, he's No. 1, and he's doing it the right way." So I hope kids see that.
James is really nice guy. :worship:
And I was really impressed by the anecdote that Roger sent a card to James when he got a accident at Rome in last year.
Roger, how sweet guy he is!:kiss: :inlove:

Nocko
08-17-2005, 05:36 PM
James. :worship: :worship:

Thanks onm, nice article! ;)

SUKTUEN
08-17-2005, 06:30 PM
thanks

RogiFan88
08-18-2005, 08:04 PM
A comment about Rogi but actually talking about Marat, by Mats Wilander :

Safin will always be unpredictable. I hope he never becomes a predictable week-in, week-out player because then we will lose the Marat Safin that we all love. But [I]there’s no way I’d put my money on Federer in a match against him in any major tournament. That’s because of the soundness of Safin’s game, particularly his backhand, and his all-around physical power. He has the most effective serve of any player, including Andy Roddick, because he can follow it up with another weapon. He’s also very smart. He can mix it up and come in when he should. "

Mats also backs Nadal these days. ;)

RogiFan88
08-18-2005, 08:08 PM
Certainly Marat has more power than Rogi being a bigger taller guy, which also gives him the bigger serve. Unlike Pandy, Marat does have other weapons, which makes him esp dangerous and yes, he is smart [another weapon that Pandy and Lleyt do not have much of either].

What Rogi has over everyone is the beauty of his game -- the placement of his serve and shots -- the unique variety of his shots -- most other players just play well, period.

Comments, anyone??

Skyward
08-18-2005, 08:24 PM
A comment about Rogi but actually talking about Marat, by Mats Wilander :

Safin will always be unpredictable. I hope he never becomes a predictable week-in, week-out player because then we will lose the Marat Safin that we all love. But [I]there’s no way I’d put my money on Federer in a match against him in any major tournament. That’s because of the soundness of Safin’s game, particularly his backhand, and his all-around physical power. He has the most effective serve of any player, including Andy Roddick, because he can follow it up with another weapon. He’s also very smart. He can mix it up and come in when he should. "

Mats also backs Nadal these days. ;)

Mats is mad at Roger winning 3 slams last year. He didn't believe he could do it and he wanted to keep this record for himself. He's is right on about Marat though. But their h-h record is 7-2 .

ExpectedWinner
08-18-2005, 09:13 PM
A comment about Rogi but actually talking about Marat, by Mats Wilander [interesting]:

Safin will always be unpredictable. I hope he never becomes a predictable week-in, week-out player because then we will lose the Marat Safin that we all love.


Who are "we"? Russians, especially Davis Cup coach, hate his unpredictability. Just 2 slams at 25,5 for a player of his caliber is a waste.
If Roger meets him in semis, he 'll need to use all his variety- net game, different spins, angles, slices. He forgot to do it in Australia.

Persoanlly, I wouldn't bet even vcash on any of Safin's matches.

yanchr
08-19-2005, 07:47 AM
Mats is mad at Roger winning 3 slams last year. He didn't believe he could do it and he wanted to keep this record for himself.
And he is even more so because Roger won Wimbledon this year to stop the curse that no one could win a slam after winning 3 slams the previous year.

yanchr
08-19-2005, 08:02 AM
I'm just touched by this anecdote (again from James Blake after Cincy 1st round) :

JAMES BLAKE:To put a ‑‑ to add an anecdote to how great of a person he is, when I broke my neck last year in Rome, I got a visit from a couple of the Americans, but I got one note in the hospital and that was from Roger saying, "We'll miss you and we really hope you get back here quickly." That says a lot about a person that's No. 1 in the world and doesn't need another friend out here. He really is a class act. I applaud him for being a champion on and off the court.

Roger such a class and sweetie :hug::worship:

SUKTUEN
08-19-2005, 10:47 AM
thanks yan~!

World Beater
08-19-2005, 02:57 PM
And he is even more so because Roger won Wimbledon this year to stop the curse that no one could win a slam after winning 3 slams the previous year.

no, not really. It could be a possibility but I doubt it. If anything its because he did coach Safin at one point and may be biased because of it.

SUKTUEN
08-19-2005, 03:00 PM
the Fat Peter coach~!

yanchr
08-19-2005, 03:13 PM
no, not really. It could be a possibility but I doubt it. If anything its because he did coach Safin at one point and may be biased because of it.
Ah, I should use some smiley to show that I'm not being serious ;)

SUKTUEN
08-20-2005, 06:25 AM
I remember Peter said that Roger is more hardworking than Safin

RogiFan88
08-20-2005, 01:43 PM
almost any player is more hardworking than Marat ;)

RogiFan88
08-20-2005, 01:46 PM
Who are "we"? Russians, especially Davis Cup coach, hate his unpredictability. Just 2 slams at 25,5 for a player of his caliber is a waste.
If Roger meets him in semis, he 'll need to use all his variety- net game, different spins, angles, slices. He forgot to do it in Australia.

Persoanlly, I wouldn't bet even vcash on any of Safin's matches.

Mats means everyone when he says "we"...

I seem to recall that not that long ago, Mats was singing Rogi's praises... after RG he's all for Nadal [I guess he's for anyone who equals or breaks HIS records]. ;) :p

SUKTUEN
08-21-2005, 06:31 AM
THANKS~! :worship:

Stevens Point
08-22-2005, 12:11 AM
From Andy's post match interview


Q. Do you feel a little like PhilMickelson chasing Tiger Woods?

ANDY RODDICK: I think that's a good analogy, yeah, absolutely. You know, no one's going to argue that Tiger's the best player in the world, you know. There's no doubt.

But I think it's similar to what you saw from what happened with golf was it two or three years ago when Tiger won ‑ what did he win? ‑ I mean, seven out of eight or eight out of nine majors. That made the other guys better. That made Mickelson better, Singh, Els, Goosen. It made them elevate their games. I think that's what Roger is doing right now with tennis. I'm a better player than I was two years ago basically because I have to be.


Q. You mentioned on court about his off‑the‑court activity and kind of the same thing, class act. Can you expand on that, being I guess an ambassador to the game.

ANDY RODDICK: Well, it's, I mean ‑‑ he doesn't act high‑and‑mighty in the locker room. He's done a bunch of stuff like we did earlier in the year, he organized an event in Palm Springs where he got all the top players together, you know, for a benefit, benefit charity. You know, get everybody on the same page.

You know, like I said, he just comes and does his job, lives a kind of very quiet existence, doesn't try to ‑‑ I don't know. I mean, he just goes about things and does things the right way.

Q. James Blake mentioned after he lost to Roger that when he was injured, Roger was the first one to send him a note saying come back, we miss you at the tournaments. He has that quiet...

ANDY RODDICK: Yeah, exactly. I mean, he's a real person. You know, he's not ‑‑ I don't know how to explain it. He's not an enigma. Off the court he's not trying to be somebody he's not. If you met him at McDonald's and you didn't know who he was, you would have no idea that he's one of the best athletes in the world.

Q. I think after Wimbledon they asked you what you would do next time against Roger. You said, "Next time I may have to punch him." Do you have a Plan B?

ANDY RODDICK: Kick him (smiling). :eek:

Q. Is he the one guy that you are chasing? I mean, there's a lot of good players, but is he the one guy who you personally want to beat?

ANDY RODDICK: Well, I think he's the guy that all of us are chasing, you know. I think there's ‑‑ he's the main guy and then there's probably four or five of us that are ‑‑ I don't know. Maybe we need to do just a tag team effort or something, join forces, you know, like Power Rangers or something.

But I think he's that one guy that we're chasing.

Mrs. B
08-22-2005, 07:22 AM
Andy lovessssss Roja!
True love knows no gendah!
;)

Mrs. B
08-22-2005, 12:51 PM
This is a comment from a 92 yr old man who is still playing tennis and competing in the over 90's category. Article was posted by Tennis Fool at GM.
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Among today's players, he likes Roger Federer, the Wimbledon champion who is ranked No. 1 in the world. "He's not only a great player, but he doesn't overact after he wins," said Mr. Mulloy, who believes many players today are excessively demonstrative on the court.

SUKTUEN
08-22-2005, 04:46 PM
Q. I think after Wimbledon they asked you what you would do next time against Roger. You said, "Next time I may have to punch him." Do you have a Plan B?

ANDY RODDICK: Kick him (smiling).


Roger~!!! Your Good Friend is So Love you~!! :banana: :haha: :haha:

Shabazza
08-28-2005, 12:26 PM
a comment by Mary Carillo:

"What's striking about it all is that at a time when muscle and power have never been more evident in professional tennis, Roger's game is as relaxed and causal and non-rushed as anyone who's ever played.

"It's the essence of cool." :cool:

SUKTUEN
08-28-2005, 12:32 PM
who is Mary Carillo?

Shabazza
08-28-2005, 12:38 PM
who is Mary Carillo?
a former tennis player and tennis annalyst for CBS

SUKTUEN
08-28-2005, 12:40 PM
Is a Woman?

Action Jackson
08-28-2005, 12:49 PM
Mats means everyone when he says "we"...

I seem to recall that not that long ago, Mats was singing Rogi's praises... after RG he's all for Nadal [I guess he's for anyone who equals or breaks HIS records]. ;) :p

Yes, well he would like both Rogi and Nadal and they have both equalled his records and no he doesn't dislike Federer.

Shabazza
08-28-2005, 12:51 PM
Is a Woman?
yes

SUKTUEN
08-28-2005, 01:15 PM
Roger and Andy is good friend :devil:

ExpectedWinner
08-28-2005, 02:31 PM
Yes, well he would like both Rogi and Nadal and they have both equalled his records and no he doesn't dislike Federer.

You never know what's going on in someone's head. Personally I was shocked to find out that Borg called Federer who had never heard from Borg before to congratulate him on his win over Sampras in 2001. Borg was happy and relieved that Roger prevented Sampars from beating his record at Wimbledon. How shallow is that! :eek:

IMO, more often than not champions possess a substantional amount of egoism and singlemindness. It doesn't go away when they quit and sometimes it even progresses with aging. Of course, if exclusions did not exist, the rules wouldn't be needed.

1sun
08-28-2005, 02:40 PM
Personally I was shocked to find out that Borg called Federer who had never heard from Borg before to congratulate him on his win over Sampras in 2001. Borg was happy and relieved that Roger prevented Sampars from beating his record at Wimbledon.


more like how ironic could that be?
he calls federer to say thank u for not letting sampras qual his record, but little did he know that the man he was speaking to may just be the man who equals his 5 consectutive wimbledons!
now that would be funny

RogiNie
08-28-2005, 02:46 PM
:lol: :yeah:

Action Jackson
08-28-2005, 02:59 PM
You never know what's going on in someone's head. Personally I was shocked to find out that Borg called Federer who had never heard from Borg before to congratulate him on his win over Sampras in 2001. Borg was happy and relieved that Roger prevented Sampars from beating his record at Wimbledon. How shallow is that! :eek:

Ever thought of the fact that Borg is good friends with Lundgren? Did that escape you? It makes perfect sense as to why Borg did it and the fact that Federer respects the great man doesn't make it surprising at all.

ExpectedWinner
08-28-2005, 03:31 PM
Ever thought of the fact that Borg is good friends with Lundgren? Did that escape you? It makes perfect sense as to why Borg did it and the fact that Federer respects the great man doesn't make it surprising at all.

The reason for a call was a bit surprising, even if it was one of many. I guess Federer was stupid enough to emphasize this particular reason- Borg's happines over his unbroken record.

Action Jackson
08-28-2005, 03:33 PM
The reason for a call was a bit surprising, even if it was one of many. I guess Federer was stupid enough to emphasize this particular reason- Borg's happines over his unbroken record.

He'd rather it was someone else than Sampras.

PamV
08-28-2005, 10:46 PM
It's debatable. :) Wasn't it McEnroe who said -" I'd rather be lucky(winning) than good."
Are you saying it's debateable whether Federer will be a historical force unless he reaches Pete's record?

PamV
08-28-2005, 10:50 PM
Mats is mad at Roger winning 3 slams last year. He didn't believe he could do it and he wanted to keep this record for himself. He's is right on about Marat though. But their h-h record is 7-2 .

Right. Mats is bias. He always praises up anyone who contends with Roger. He's also crazy about Nadal because he's a lefty and he's offered help to both Nadal and Safin.

PamV
08-28-2005, 10:57 PM
These interviews always seem kind of ackward to me. Especially with Samrpas, someone who doesn't comment on the game much. I mean what's Pete supposed to say? Of course he's going to say Roger's the best out there right now, Roger can dominate the way he did, blah, blah, blah. He's not going to say anything bad about the guy.



Recently on The Tennis Channel Pete was interviewed and asked who is his favorite player to watch and he said "Federer". He said he likes his smoothness and althleticism and that he's the best there is. He could have named anyone couldn't he? What is it so hard to believe that Pete likes Federer's game?

Daniel
08-29-2005, 12:46 AM
Pete has always said that about Roger. but when asked if Roger will get more GS than him he says no.

nobama
08-29-2005, 03:19 AM
Right. Mats is bias. He always praises up anyone who contends with Roger. He's also crazy about Nadal because he's a lefty and he's offered help to both Nadal and Safin.Really? Watch this interview he had with Roger at RG. Doesn't sound like he dislikes Roger. Just cause he's offered help to other guys doesn't mean he's anti-Roger or anything. He probably thinks Roger doesn't need help. :lol: I know at Wimbledon Jimmy Connors couldn't figure out what Roger needed a coach for.

http://www.eurosport.com/home/pages/v4/l0/s57/playermultimedia_lng0_rub9_spo57_ven20453.shtml

Action Jackson
08-29-2005, 12:12 PM
Right. Mats is bias. He always praises up anyone who contends with Roger. He's also crazy about Nadal because he's a lefty and he's offered help to both Nadal and Safin.

I really think you just started watching tennis last week. Considering Mats has coached Safin and as for Nadal well does this mean that Muster, Borg and Mats all hate Roger, because they have either trained with him or have spoken to him. Mats wasn't left handed, so how would left handedness be an issue?

Looking for something that is not there. Obviously you have never heard what Mats has said about Roddick, if you think he praises anyone at the top challenging Roger.

Just cause one doesn't fawn over Roger and respects the guys ability without going over the top, doesn't mean they are against them.

1sun
08-29-2005, 03:07 PM
gwh, dont come into our form and start stupid arugments. take it else where please. thank you.

nobama
08-29-2005, 03:17 PM
gwh, dont come into our form and start stupid arugments. take it else where please. thank you.It's not a stupid argument. Just because someone doesn't drool over Roger all the time doesn't mean they aren't a fan or are biased against him.

Roger gets plenty of love by the media and former and current players. People don't need to be worried that he's not getting enough love.

Skyward
08-29-2005, 03:20 PM
http://www.latimes.com/sports/tennis/la-sp-penner27aug27,1,5507495.story?coll=la-headlines-sports-tennis

John McEnroe advised fans to resort to the default position with this year's Open: Following Federer, whom he describes as "an artist" who "can hit any shot," who might be the best tennis player anyone has ever seen.

"It's a pretty awesome thing," he said. "We should appreciate this, because we don't want him to get hurt. We want to see what he's truly capable of. And he's already shown he's capable of a lot.

"If he keeps this up another couple years, four years at the most, he's going to be the greatest player that ever lived, this guy. You're watching pure greatness right now. You're watching like the Tiger Woods of tennis right now."

Action Jackson
08-29-2005, 03:25 PM
gwh, dont come into our form and start stupid arugments. take it else where please. thank you.

Ok, another one who hasn't thought about what they have said.

I used to come here when Roger was just potential that wasn't being fulfilled and the days of whether he is overrated or not. Yes, Sjengster and myself are fans and appreciate him and go look at the posts in 2003 and then you'll see where I am coming from.

Just because I don't fawn over his clear and undoubted talents and doesn't mean I don't appreciate them and as for stupid arguments give me a break, try and counteract what I am saying.

mirkaland, has explained it very clearly.

1sun
08-29-2005, 03:54 PM
Ok, another one who hasn't thought about what they have said.

I used to come here when Roger was just potential that wasn't being fulfilled and the days of whether he is overrated or not. Yes, Sjengster and myself are fans and appreciate him and go look at the posts in 2003 and then you'll see where I am coming from.

Just because I don't fawn over his clear and undoubted talents and doesn't mean I don't appreciate them and as for stupid arguments give me a break, try and counteract what I am saying.

mirkaland, has explained it very clearly.
yeah, im sure your a fan

SUKTUEN
08-29-2005, 06:10 PM
thanks

landoud
08-30-2005, 08:17 AM
As good as anybody not named Roger."
-- Andy Roddick on his chances at the US Open.

SUKTUEN
08-30-2005, 07:53 PM
As good as anybody not named Roger."
-- Andy Roddick on his chances at the US Open.
:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

1sun
09-03-2005, 02:56 PM
"I've played all the greats of the last 30 years except John Newcombe, Ilie Nastase and Bjorn Borg, and even if I have immense respect for Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras there's just no comparison with Roger."
Fabrice Santoro before playing Federer.

top man fab

PamV
09-03-2005, 03:05 PM
I really think you just started watching tennis last week. Considering Mats has coached Safin and as for Nadal well does this mean that Muster, Borg and Mats all hate Roger, because they have either trained with him or have spoken to him. Mats wasn't left handed, so how would left handedness be an issue?


What do Borg and Muster have to do with the argument?

I am judging based on the things Mats says. I don't think he praises anyone who is a rival of Roger. He sticks to Safin and Nadal. He always downplays Roger as one of the best of all time. He will say things like Safin is more talented, and that he thinks Safin will beat Roger. In particular he will come out with his predictions that Roger will lose right before a big match. Mats can't stand that Roger won 3 majors in one year.

PamV
09-03-2005, 03:08 PM
Ok, another one who hasn't thought about what they have said.

I used to come here when Roger was just potential that wasn't being fulfilled and the days of whether he is overrated or not. Yes, Sjengster and myself are fans and appreciate him and go look at the posts in 2003 and then you'll see where I am coming from.

Just because I don't fawn over his clear and undoubted talents and doesn't mean I don't appreciate them and as for stupid arguments give me a break, try and counteract what I am saying.

mirkaland, has explained it very clearly.

It sounds like you like a player more before he starts winning a lot, and before the mainstream starts to praise him. One he gets to the top you then want to find faults. That doesn't sound like a true fan.

Hey, I don't expect everyone to fawn all over Roger. But I notice it seems to really annoy you if others do.

PamV
09-03-2005, 03:09 PM
"I've played all the greats of the last 30 years except John Newcombe, Ilie Nastase and Bjorn Borg, and even if I have immense respect for Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras there's just no comparison with Roger."
Fabrice Santoro before playing Federer.

top man fab

That's such a nice statement. Many others have said the same.

PamV
09-03-2005, 03:15 PM
It's not a stupid argument. Just because someone doesn't drool over Roger all the time doesn't mean they aren't a fan or are biased against him.

Roger gets plenty of love by the media and former and current players. People don't need to be worried that he's not getting enough love.

We know all of that. I think points are made in regard to the argument at hand not whether or not fawning goes on.

Dirk
09-03-2005, 04:15 PM
Guys, GWH has been a big Federer fan for a long time. He is a quiet one but still a big fan. Trust me he is not causing trouble. Mats has said plenty of nice things about Roger.

Dirk
09-03-2005, 04:16 PM
Ever thought of the fact that Borg is good friends with Lundgren? Did that escape you? It makes perfect sense as to why Borg did it and the fact that Federer respects the great man doesn't make it surprising at all.

Yes and Roger met Borg at Carlo that same year I believe.

Dirk
09-03-2005, 04:19 PM
Right. Mats is bias. He always praises up anyone who contends with Roger. He's also crazy about Nadal because he's a lefty and he's offered help to both Nadal and Safin.

Pam and Skyward. Mats was at the Open last year saying he was hoping Roger would win 3 slams. He likes Roger a lot.

Skyward
09-03-2005, 04:43 PM
Pam and Skyward. Mats was at the Open last year saying he was hoping Roger would win 3 slams. He likes Roger a lot.

Ok, Dirk, if you say so... lol. But I had a different impression. He's had a sudden change of heart since Roger equaled his record. Having said that, I don't think he dislikes Roger. Perhaps, he feels a little bitter about losing the record.

Dirk
09-04-2005, 02:52 AM
Skyward, I too was pissed he wasn't backing ninja at RG but maybe some year he will. He does like Roger a lot and says lots of nice things about him. I am very upset with Borg saying after Andy won the USO that he would dominate for years because he plays faster. Um Borg how can you play faster than a short backswing take the ball early player when you take huge swings and take the ball late??????

RogiFan88
09-04-2005, 12:58 PM
Ok, Dirk, if you say so... lol. But I had a different impression. He's had a sudden change of heart since Roger equaled his record. Having said that, I don't think he dislikes Roger. Perhaps, he feels a little bitter about losing the record.

...but records are made to be broken :devil:

Skyward
09-04-2005, 04:19 PM
...but records are made to be broken :devil:

Exactly. Explain it to some big champions. :devil:

SUKTUEN
09-04-2005, 05:25 PM
"I've played all the greats of the last 30 years except John Newcombe, Ilie Nastase and Bjorn Borg, and even if I have immense respect for Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras there's just no comparison with Roger."
Fabrice Santoro before playing Federer.
:yeah: :yeah:

nobama
09-04-2005, 10:47 PM
"I've played all the greats of the last 30 years except (John) Newcombe, (Ilie) Nastase and (Bjorn) Borg, and frankly even if I have immense respect for (Andre) Agassi and (Pete) Sampras there's just no comparison with Roger,'' [Fabrice] Santoro said. ``I don't know whether he'll win 15 Grand Slams, but for me they just don't come any better. "Talking to French sports daily L'Equipe, Santoro said: ``I asked (Andy) Roddick in the locker room here if he could suggest any tactic against Roger and he said, `Look, I played the match of my life against him at Wimbledon and lost in three sets.'''

SUKTUEN
09-06-2005, 06:08 PM
Andy~~~Roger should Love you

1sun
09-07-2005, 11:50 AM
something kim said, not much but something

Q. You said so many times about the Williamses that sometimes they're just too good, and when they're just hitting so hard there's nothing you can do. Are you at the point now where you can be too good?
KIM CLIJSTERS: Gee, uhm, I don't know, no. I don't think so.
I just have to there's a lot of tough players out there. You know, it was, you know my next match is going to be very tough, too. It's not going to be there's not going to be any easy matches anymore.
So, you know, I think Roger Federer, he's too good, I think, you know (smiling). I don't know.

SUKTUEN
09-07-2005, 06:52 PM
kim is cute

yanchr
09-08-2005, 07:36 AM
KIM CLIJSTERS: Gee, uhm, I don't know, no. I don't think so.
I just have to there's a lot of tough players out there. You know, it was, you know my next match is going to be very tough, too. It's not going to be there's not going to be any easy matches anymore.
So, you know, I think Roger Federer, he's too good, I think, you know (smiling).I don't know.
:lol: Kim really idols Roger :haha:

Go Kim! Take the title along with Roger ;)

icy55
09-08-2005, 09:33 AM
haha all the responses are very cute! they all have respect for federer!

SUKTUEN
09-08-2005, 06:01 PM
yes

R.Federer
09-08-2005, 06:45 PM
Skyward, I too was pissed he wasn't backing ninja at RG but maybe some year he will. He does like Roger a lot and says lots of nice things about him. I am very upset with Borg saying after Andy won the USO that he would dominate for years because he plays faster. Um Borg how can you play faster than a short backswing take the ball early player when you take huge swings and take the ball late??????

Mats has also not backed Roge at the Australian this year. During the match with Agassi, they have interviewed him sitting by the court. He has said that Agassi plays right into Roger's strengths. Then he is asked if anyone else can beat Roge. And he said, yes I think Marat will beat him and win the title. He was correct and I was very angry.

PaulieM
09-08-2005, 06:48 PM
"I've played all the greats of the last 30 years except (John) Newcombe, (Ilie) Nastase and (Bjorn) Borg, and frankly even if I have immense respect for (Andre) Agassi and (Pete) Sampras there's just no comparison with Roger,'' [Fabrice] Santoro said. ``I don't know whether he'll win 15 Grand Slams, but for me they just don't come any better. "Talking to French sports daily L'Equipe, Santoro said: ``I asked (Andy) Roddick in the locker room here if he could suggest any tactic against Roger and he said, `Look, I played the match of my life against him at Wimbledon and lost in three sets.'''
:lol: fabrice, why on earth would ask andy about that

RogiFan88
09-08-2005, 09:15 PM
:lol: Kim really idols Roger :haha:

Go Kim! Take the title along with Roger ;)

I w love nothing more than exactly that, yanchr! Two cuties holding up the trophies! :angel:

I sure hope the new and improved Kimmie can beat Screamapova!

Stevens Point
09-09-2005, 01:59 PM
Since his interview is not in the US Open website, I can't write the exact quotation in English from Kiefer, but he said, "Wir sind auf der Erde, und er spielt auf einem anderen Planeten" "We are on the earth, and he (Roger) is playing on another planet."

Action Jackson
09-10-2005, 10:23 AM
What do Borg and Muster have to do with the argument?

I am judging based on the things Mats says. I don't think he praises anyone who is a rival of Roger. He sticks to Safin and Nadal. He always downplays Roger as one of the best of all time. He will say things like Safin is more talented, and that he thinks Safin will beat Roger. In particular he will come out with his predictions that Roger will lose right before a big match. Mats can't stand that Roger won 3 majors in one year.

Borg and Muster have both said good things about Roger, but since they hit with Rafa does that necessarily mean they dislike Roger as well?

Mats can't stand Roger so much, that he wants him to get serious about winning RG, if you can't stand someone then why would you say something like that? Yes, he coached Safin and still has an attachment to him, so it's hardly surprising that he speaks of him in a good way, though not to the expense of downplaying Federer.

There isn't any bitterness that his records were equalled in this case and Nadal equalled on his records this year as well and wasn't bitter then.

Action Jackson
09-10-2005, 10:25 AM
Clijsters when asked about being too nice to win Slams.

She said.

- Look at Roger Federer he is one of the nicest guys around, and that hasn't stopped him winning Grand Slams.

Action Jackson
09-10-2005, 10:30 AM
It sounds like you like a player more before he starts winning a lot, and before the mainstream starts to praise him. One he gets to the top you then want to find faults. That doesn't sound like a true fan.


Where do I start with this one? Dirk has explained it clearly to you my position, and if you don't believe it then you ask Mrs B, RogiFan, jtipson, RonE, lsy about whether I am a Federer fan or not.

Actually you probably don't notice this I don't like bandwagon jumpers, and more importantly it's not that difficult to talk about players game and that includes ones that I like and yes that includes areas where they are deficient, so don't give me a crap about not being a true fan. I am not going to have fits or a panic attack when he loses a match.

Hey, I don't expect everyone to fawn all over Roger. But I notice it seems to really annoy you if others do.

Is that right? Why don't I believe it? You seem to be one of these people that think tennis didn't exist before Federer and it will die when he retires.
As it happens most people do know how good Federer is at the moment and the potential he has to improve to a higher level, but this doesn't need to rubbed in peoples faces.

This is the same thing with Wilander as well where we are from, sure people respect the high achievers, but they are still normal individuals, whose dominance isn't going to last forever.

Action Jackson
09-10-2005, 10:32 AM
Guys, GWH has been a big Federer fan for a long time. He is a quiet one but still a big fan. Trust me he is not causing trouble. Mats has said plenty of nice things about Roger.

Thank you very much for that Dirk, and you know what's going on and yes if I didn't like the guy why would I have typed out that huge article about him, or at the start of thread posted positive comments from other players. :)

lunahielo
09-10-2005, 10:50 AM
sure people respect the high achievers, but they are still normal individuals, whose dominance isn't going to last forever.
Well said, GWH~~~~~~~

Action Jackson
09-10-2005, 10:57 AM
Well said, GWH~~~~~~~

No problem, I am from a neighbouring country to Wilander and just going over the top is not the way and I haven't done it, though some people are trying to make me dislike Rogi, when I know it won't happen. I appreciate his talent and so do most intelligent and sane people who follow tennis, but gushing is too much.

Dirk
09-10-2005, 02:24 PM
Gushing is not enough for some posters such a Dirky. ;)

1sun
09-10-2005, 02:52 PM
hey, we're all fans, whether we express it in different ways doesnt change the fact we are fans.

SUKTUEN
09-10-2005, 03:23 PM
what

asotgod
09-10-2005, 10:52 PM
Q. Do you know what it takes to beat him? Is it a matter of executing it? Or are you still looking for answers?>

ANDRE AGASSI: You hit it in that corner and that corner and that corner and that corner over and over again, and you beat him. But you got to do it.

I mean, listen, there's no weakness to speak of, but it is ‑‑ sports is a function of executing, you know. The guy plays great defense, plays great offense. He has a great hold game and he has a great break game. You play a bad match against Pete, you lose 6‑4, 7‑5. You play a good match against Pete, you lose 6‑4, 7‑5. You play a good match against Federer, you lose 6‑4, 7‑5. You play a bad match against Federer, you lose 1 and 1.



Interesting, especially about the comparison between Federer and Sampras.

R.Federer
09-11-2005, 01:33 AM
"He's a hell of a shotmaker, the best I've ever seen. He can pull the trigger from anywhere on the court. He's lost three matches all year and on two of them he's had match point"

Lleyton Hewitt joins the Federer fan club. :lol:

PaulieM
09-11-2005, 03:45 AM
Clijsters when asked about being too nice to win Slams.

She said.

- Look at Roger Federer he is one of the nicest guys around, and that hasn't stopped him winning Grand Slams.
aww i like that one :D

RogiNie
09-11-2005, 10:50 AM
Kim :yeah:

SUKTUEN
09-11-2005, 02:27 PM
Yes, I love Roger more than Sampras

asotgod
09-12-2005, 12:44 AM
Most of Agassi post-match interview speak of Agassi talking up Federer as the greatest ever, and his analysis seems on point to me. Pretty excellent. Check it out, guys. Thanks.

http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/interviews/2005-09-11/200509111126483945617.html

Daniel
09-12-2005, 01:15 AM
It is so refreshing to read all the good things a legen like Agassi has to say about Federer.

from that article i like this:

ANDRE AGASSI: He's lost three times. He's probably won 70? Yeah, he's definitely beatable (laughter).

I just don't like those odds (laughter).

But, I mean, in sports you have to execute, you know. You can't phone in the result or else everybody could have just stayed home and barbecued this Sunday, you know. You can't phone in the result. You have to show up and you have to do it and that's what he has to do.

So you can't just say he's full of talent, you have to give him his respect for hard work and discipline and commitment and the mindset that it takes to step on the court being the favorite every time, to step in the finals hoping today's not the day that something goes wrong, like you're talking about. And he does it over and over again.

So there are a lot of things coming together for him, and deservingly so.

soonha
09-12-2005, 08:34 PM
Daniel, you read my mind. I really enjoyed hearing from Andre saying of Rogi in a post-match interview. Of many nice words, I liked the part you posted the most! Thanks, Andre. :worship:
AA: You can't just say he's full of talent, you have to give him his respect for hard work and discipline and commitment and the mindset that it takes to step on the court being the favorite every time, to step in the finals hoping today's not the day that something goes wrong, like you're talking about. And he does it over and over again.

Stevens Point
09-12-2005, 10:03 PM
I found this quote from Sampras in a German article (of course translated into German) «Der einzige ernsthafte Konkurrent von Roger Federer sind die Geschichtsbücher!» I retranslate it into English "The only serious competitors of Roger Federer are the history books! (records)"

SUKTUEN
09-14-2005, 10:07 AM
thanks

nobama
09-22-2005, 01:03 AM
Has anyone read Pete Sampras's interview in Tennis magazine? I haven't seen it yet, but supposedly he talks about Roger's dominance and how Hewitt and Roddick aren't good enough. :o

lunahielo
09-22-2005, 02:47 AM
Originally posted by mirkaland
Has anyone read Pete Sampras's interview in Tennis magazine? I haven't seen it yet, but supposedly he talks about Roger's dominance and how Hewitt and Roddick aren't good enough
I've read it. Yes, that's what he says...and he says it in a nice way.

Laura12
09-23-2005, 12:13 AM
I've read it. Yes, that's what he says...and he says it in a nice way.
Which issue is this in? If it's in the newest one I haven't yet received my copy.

lunahielo
09-23-2005, 03:27 AM
Originally posted byLaura12
Which issue is this in? If it's in the newest one I haven't yet received my copy.
Yes. It's in the October issue. Lindsay Davenport is on the cover.
Here is what he said:
Q.What are your thoughts on Roger Federer?

"He's head amd shoulders above everyone else. He's got a great game, great attitude.
He's all about winning and letting his racquet do the talking."

Q.Can anyone touch him?

"I don't see anyone Challenging him. Safin--he's got the game. When he's on, he can hold his own against Federer, but mentally he's years behind. Hewitt, Roddick--they're not good enough."
--page 20.TENNIS

SUKTUEN
09-23-2005, 05:31 AM
THANKS~!!!

Laura12
09-24-2005, 08:14 PM
Yes. It's in the October issue. Lindsay Davenport is on the cover.
Here is what he said:
Q.What are your thoughts on Roger Federer?

"He's head amd shoulders above everyone else. He's got a great game, great attitude.
He's all about winning and letting his racquet do the talking."

Q.Can anyone touch him?

"I don't see anyone Challenging him. Safin--he's got the game. When he's on, he can hold his own against Federer, but mentally he's years behind. Hewitt, Roddick--they're not good enough."
--page 20.TENNIS
Thanks. I have been checking the mail every day because I want the issue to come but it hasn't. Does Pete say anything about Nadal as a threat?

R.Federer
09-25-2005, 02:20 AM
After the pair shook hands at the net, Murray tapped the Swiss on his shoulder and whispered something into his ear. Was he asking for a lift to Asia in a privately chartered jet? “No,” smiled Federer. “He just said he wanted to tell me it was a great honour for him just to be on the same court as me at such an early stage of his career. I get embarrassed when people say things like that, but Murray is a very impressive guy.”


http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2094-1796256,00.html

Nocko
09-25-2005, 04:45 AM
After the pair shook hands at the net, Murray tapped the Swiss on his shoulder and whispered something into his ear. Was he asking for a lift to Asia in a privately chartered jet? “No,” smiled Federer. “He just said he wanted to tell me it was a great honour for him just to be on the same court as me at such an early stage of his career. I get embarrassed when people say things like that, but Murray is a very impressive guy.”


http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2094-1796256,00.html

Rogi.. :hug:

SUKTUEN
09-25-2005, 02:15 PM
Roger is so Good Guy`!! :worship:

lunahielo
09-25-2005, 10:15 PM
Originally posted by Laura 12
Does Pete say anything about Nadal as a threat?
I went back and reread the article~~
No, he didn't mention Nadal.

Daniel
09-26-2005, 04:08 AM
thanks

Laura12
09-26-2005, 10:01 AM
I went back and reread the article~~
No, he didn't mention Nadal.
Thanks. Maybe my copy will finally arrive today.

ClaycourtaZzZz.
09-26-2005, 10:04 AM
:retard::smash: