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neenah
08-03-2008, 02:18 PM
Thanks for posting that. It was nice to read - refreshing :angel:

Oriental_Rain
08-05-2008, 04:58 AM
It seems WTA players are serious FedTards. Ana is also a FedTard.
Hantuchova is a serious Fedtard too. LOL
She wants to play like him and she said Roger is a perfect example for everyone--;)

trickcy
08-05-2008, 07:27 AM
Fedtards.. They're the best :hearts:

I think I'm a Fedtard tard :p

Here's what Tomkins says:
"I like to do things as well as possible," says James Tomkins, three-time Olympic rowing gold medallist. "If I'm playing tennis, I want to play like Roger Federer."

And Kate Walsh:

Q: Many sporting celebrities past and present attend the Olympics. Which one would you ideally bump into?

Kate Walsh (Great Britain women's hockey captain): Roger Federer! He's an absolute legend and one of the sporting greats of our time.

SUKTUEN
08-05-2008, 04:44 PM
:worship:

FairWeatherFan
08-06-2008, 01:27 AM
Federer, Peking duck are treats of the village

Mitchell Murphy | August 6, 2008

IT WAS a fascinating sight … Roger Federer struggling to eat his lunch while Cuban boxers sparred on outdoor tennis courts and Latvian beach volleyballers were playing pool.

Welcome to life in the athletes' inner sanctum - the Olympic village providing a safe haven for them away from the public and media spotlight.

This virtual mini city, located within walking distance of the Bird's Nest and Water Cube, has 42 accommodation buildings where 16,000 athletes, officials and coaching staff live and sleep.

Key Hockeyroos team member Hope Munro, sipping on a strong black coffee, described the aura of tennis superstar Federer when he dropped into the dining hall yesterday.

"I felt sorry for the guy. All he wanted to do was eat his lunch and star athletes from all over the world kept lining up to get his autograph or their photo taken with him," Munro said.

"The village has everything you want - it's a hive of activity and getting busier each day."

The dining hall never closes, with 120 chefs from 19 countries supported by 2400 staff serving 20,000 meals daily.

Around 70 per cent of the produce has been sourced from China and 1000 menu items are on offer.

"Pizza is popular and Peking duck has been a huge hit," said Catherine Toolan, executive director of the Olympics catering services project. Toolan can rattle off statistics faster than a world champion 100m sprinter … one million apples and two million slices of bread will be eaten by the closing ceremony.

For athletes and office officials wanting a cultural experience, they can wander into the "Chinese learning area".

For those seeking divine intervention, a "Multi Faith" religion centre can be found in the high security precinct.

Canoeist Chantal Meek said she was impressed as she worked out on a treadmill in the fitness centre.

"The village has a great atmosphere - it's a fantastic set-up," Meek said. "The rooms are very clean and really comfortable. You get a real buzz every day being here, but it's important to retain focus."

No problem for athletes wanting to unwind, with the entertainment centre offering 390 DVDs in a variety of languages and a disco at night.

Sui Ma, a professor of emergency medicine at Peking University, has been kept busy in his role as head of the polyclinic.

The clinic, boasting two MRI machines, has seen 1000 "patients" since it opened on July 27. "Our goal is to provide a high tech and friendly medical centre," Ma said. "We have seen quite a number of trauma patients and a team official suffered a heart attack yesterday."

As for city's much maligned smog, Ma said: "We have not had any athlete come in with respiratory problems."

Source: http://www.smh.com.au/news/latest-news/federer-peking-duck-are-treats-of-the-village/2008/08/05/1217702048638.html

SUKTUEN
08-06-2008, 02:22 PM
:worship:

Daniel
08-07-2008, 01:58 PM
Hewitt says beware of Federer

BEIJING (AP) -Lleyton Hewitt says don't discount Roger Federer's chances of winning Olympic gold, despite the Swiss star's recent lackluster play and the pending loss of his No. 1 ranking.

"There's only the French Open and Olympic gold that's not on Roger's career highlights,'' Hewitt said Wednesday after a workout in the heat, humidity and smog of Beijing. "He'll be trying pretty hard here.''

Federer, who lost in the second round of the Athens Olympics in 2004, will lose his top ranking to Spain's Rafael Nadal on Aug. 18 - a day after the weeklong Olympic tennis program ends and 235 weeks after Federer assumed No. 1 spot on Feb. 2, 2004.

Hewitt, a former No. 1 and two-time Grand Slam title winner, says four-time French Open champion Nadal fully deserves the top honor.

"In terms of both of them competing, there is no doubt that Rafa has taken the mantle,'' Hewitt said. "What he did to Roger in the French Open (a straight-sets final win) I don't think there are to many players on earth that could do that. He destroyed him.''

Nadal followed that up with a five-set, nearly five-hour win over Federer in the Wimbledon final - ending Federer's streak of five straight titles at the All England Club.

"To be the first out of the two of them to win the other person's crown, at Wimbledon, on his least favorite surface ... he truly deserves to be No. 1,'' said Hewitt.

Federer's bad run continued in two U.S. Open leadup tournaments, losing in the second round at Toronto and in the third round at Cincinnati, where he won the 2007 title.

"There is no doubt he definitely hasn't played as well as he normally does on those U.S. hard courts,'' said Hewitt. "And you don't normally see him have too many average losses.''

Hewitt, who will be unseeded in Beijing after a drop in his ranking due to a chronic hip injury, says he could surprise a few players here.

"I could draw anyone, and if I can get through one or two matches, I can only get better,'' Hewitt said. "I'll be one of the more dangerous floaters.''

Hewitt says the heat and humidity, not the air pollution, will be most difficult for the players.

"I just finished hitting out there, and it was quite smoggy, but it didn't worry me too much,'' Hewitt said. "We'll definitely be sweating a lot. It's going to be tough for everyone.''

Australian Alicia Molik, the bronze medalist from Athens, also had few issues with the weather conditions.

"Everyone is in the same boat,'' Molik said. "I don't really think it's too much of an issue.''

Link: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/olympics/wires/08/06/2080.ap.as.oly.ten.hewitt.federer/

SUKTUEN
08-07-2008, 03:59 PM
:worship:

Snoo Foo
08-08-2008, 04:25 AM
Don't write off Federer, says friend Hrbaty (http://www.iht.com/articles/reuters/2008/08/08/sports/OUKSP-UK-OLYMPICS-TENNIS-FEDERER-HRBATY.php)

By Martyn Herman
Reuters
Friday, August 8, 2008
BEIJING: Roger Federer will come back even stronger from his recent slump and reclaim the world number one spot, according to his close friend and fellow player Dominik Hrbaty.

Swiss Federer is bidding for an Olympic medal in Beijing to make up for what, by his very high standards, has been a barren year.

He lost to Rafael Nadal in the French Open and Wimbledon finals and will be replaced at the top of the rankings by the Spaniard in just over a week.

Federer is suddenly losing to players he used to swat aside in his sleep. Giant Croat Ivo Karlovic was the latest to taste victory against him in Cincinnati last week.

Hrbaty is one of Federer's closest friends on the Tour, memorably sitting and chatting with him on the same side of the umpire's chair during their first-round match at this year's Wimbledon.

He thinks the Beijing Olympics is the moment for Federer to strike back at those calling him a spent force.

"If you are number 10 but you drop to 15 nobody cares but if you are one and you drop to two, it's like 'Oh he's playing bad, maybe it's the end of his career'" Hrbaty told Reuters.

"Many great players like Pete Sampras, Ivan Lendl they had the same. If you look at Sampras he was for so long number one then he came back to number one.

"Roger is going to be more relaxed, there is less pressure on him. I don't say he will come back in one or two weeks but for sure he will get back to number one.

"There was huge pressure on him to win Wimbledon, then to stay number one in the world. Nobody else had to experience that kind of pressure. There will be more pressure on Rafa now."

Federer has been putting in intense practice sessions since arriving in Beijing but Hrbaty believes the key is for the Swiss to start playing with freedom.

"The danger is when you start to think too much, then it gets self destructive," added Slovakian Hrbaty, who like Federer is competing in his third Olympics.

"I think he's going to start enjoying the Tour again. With his tennis and talent, he just plays with a feeling, with an impulse. I think he will get even better.

"People say Nadal and (Novak) Djokovic are the favourites here but I think this is going to be his chance. In my mind I think he is going to win it."

Federer plays Russian Dmitry Tursunov in the first round of the tournament which begins on Sunday.

(Reporting by Martyn Herman; Editing by Ed Osmond)

SUKTUEN
08-08-2008, 08:41 AM
thanks!

Daniel
08-08-2008, 12:35 PM
Source: www.yahoosports.com

Federer may struggle to pass Sampras record: McEnroe

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former world number one John McEnroe has cast doubt on whether Roger Federer may ever pass Pete Sampras’s record of 14 grand slam titles.

The American told reporters on Thursday that the coronation of Rafael Nadal at the top of the world rankings, to be confirmed on Aug 18, and the Spaniard’s defeat of the Swiss in the Wimbledon final, had broken Federer’s aura of invincibility.

When Federer won his fourth straight U.S. Open title last September for his 12th grand slam crown, it seemed only a matter of time before he would overtake Sampras at the top.

However, Nadal thrashed Federer in June to win his fourth straight French Open and followed that up a month later by ending the Swiss’s five-year reign at Wimbledon with a dramatic five-set triumph.


Speaking at the ATP event in Los Angeles, McEnroe said breaking Sampras’s record was no longer a given for Federer.

“Let’s put it this way, Pete’s sleeping a little better than he was about five months ago,” the seven-time grand slam winner said.

“He’s thinking ‘maybe I actually have a chance to hold on to this thing’. It’s not out of the question that 14 is going to be enough.

“It’s not going to be as easy to just mow through it the way most of us thought. Pete talked about 17, 18, and I thought he was going to get it, but you always hit that spot when it starts to get tougher.

“When Pete hit 14 I thought, ‘God who’s going to get there?’, and it’s pretty amazing that Roger has got so close. Roger is 27 (today) and how many did Pete win after 27? It doesn’t get any easier.”

Only three of Sampras’s wins came after he turned 27.

NO MASTERS

Federer lost in the semi-finals at the Australian Open in January and in contrast to previous years, he has not won a single Masters Series crown.

McEnroe said Federer had perhaps paid the price for setting the bar so high.

“What Federer has done is amazing,” he said. “He has had four of the greatest years in the history of Open Tennis (since the sport went professional in 1968).

“No one, Roger, Pete—he had an incredible run too—you can’t keep it up. Sooner or later the law of averages catch up to you.”

McEnroe said Nadal fully deserved to become the world number one.

“On some levels it’s a surprise, obviously, because Federer was playing so great for so long that you start to think that (losing it) is never going to happen,” he said.

“But then you realize that he’s a human being and Nadal’s made some great improvement in the last year or so. It’s well-earned.

“He did something that hasn’t been done since 1980 (winning the French Open and Wimbledon back-to-back). He’s followed up with some wins in some other events, so he deserves it.”

SUKTUEN
08-08-2008, 04:51 PM
:worship:

Corey Feldman
08-08-2008, 04:57 PM
The Roland Garros-Wimbledon back too back thing is way overated IMO

i liked Hrbaty's comments ... not overly thrilled by Hewitt or Mcenroe's

Rommella
08-16-2008, 12:07 AM
Federer salvages bid for Olympic medal
The Associated Press
Published: August 15, 2008

Roger Federer kept alive his dream for an Olympic gold medal, joining Swiss teammate Stanislas Wawrinka to upset top-ranked American twins Bob and Mike Bryan Friday and reach the final of the men's doubles tennis competition.

The fourth-seeded Swiss pair collapsed to the ground in elation and hugged each other after beating the Bryan brothers 7-6 (6), 6-4.

"I'm very excited," said Federer, who was knocked out of the single's on Thursday. "Having beaten the best in the world and going for gold, it's an incredible scenario. This is a big moment in my career."

An Olympic medal is one of the few glories that has eluded Federer, who holds 55 titles that include 12 Grand Slam trophies. Federer's best Olympic showing was a singles semifinal appearance at the 2000 Sydney Games.

The Swiss star, who is struggling to overcome a yearlong slump, came to Beijing knowing he would lose the No. 1 ranking to Rafael Nadal next week after 4 1/2 years on top.

Federer seldom plays doubles but brought his trademark elegance to the game, whipping off well-placed winners that had the Bryan brothers swinging their rackets at the air as balls sped by.

"He's a genius with the ball," said a worn-out looking Bob Bryan.

Brother Mike added: "He plays loose, relaxed and comes up with the shots. That's why he's the best."

The Bryan brothers, who have been playing tennis since the age of 2, have won 48 titles together but never an Olympic medal. The twins reached the doubles quarterfinals in Athens four years ago.

It was the second match of the day for the Swiss players, who just a few hours earlier beat Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi of India 6-2, 6-4 in a rain-delayed quarterfinal.

"They both came up guns-a-blazing," Paes said. "We got stuck with Roger just playing unbelievable tennis."

It was a turnaround from the night before, when Federer put on a lackluster performance in his singles quarterfinal against James Blake and was eliminated in straight sets.

Federer and Wawrinka will face unseeded Simon Aspelin and Thomas Johansson in the final Saturday. The Swedes beat French duo Arnaud Clement and Michael Llodra 7-6 (6), 4-6, 19-17.

SUKTUEN
08-16-2008, 04:52 AM
thanks Brothers Bryan

nobama
08-22-2008, 10:37 PM
From Serena Williams website:

Anyways I had a fun conversation with Spike and I think he is fab! As u all know I love acting so I hope we can work together one day... That would be awesome!!! lso I talked to Roger Federer! He's so awesome! We were talking about the gold medals that we won and each of our experiences. It was cool to know that he felt the same way I did about winning a gold medal. It is such an amazing experience playing for your country and being able to bring back gold. He's fun and so awesome! Clearly my fav player....

rofe
08-22-2008, 11:06 PM
From Serena Williams website:

How awesome is Serena's awesome remark about Roger's awesome Olympic awesomeness?

SUKTUEN
08-23-2008, 03:05 PM
:worship::worship:Serena

Rommella
08-24-2008, 09:28 AM
Andy Roddick always has good words for Rodge



Federer still has '1' thing on his mind
By Cindy Shmerler
Globe Correspondent / August 24, 2008

...snip

"It's tough to play perfect for five years in a row," said Roddick, who fell to Federer in the Wimbledon finals of 2004 and '05 and the US Open final in 2006 but beat him in the quarterfinals in Miami in March. "When you've made 17 straight semifinals in Slams, or whatever it is now, and if you're not thinking about it, being asked about it every day, it's bound to go into your head a little bit.

"But, I think one big result and it turns right around for him. I know pretty much every player except for one would take his bad year. So I think you have to use a little perspective. He's created a monster for himself."

RFederer90
08-24-2008, 09:34 AM
From Serena Williams website:

Lovely Serena!!!!! :worship::worship::worship:

SUKTUEN
08-24-2008, 03:28 PM
ANDY, I Love you~!!!:D

Corey Feldman
08-24-2008, 03:46 PM
props to Serena for being a huge Fedtard

SUKTUEN
08-24-2008, 03:54 PM
Serena is Roger's fan right~~her sister also very like Roger~~:D

neenah
08-24-2008, 04:30 PM
Serena :lol: That was great to read.

trickcy
08-26-2008, 05:04 AM
Sania Mirza's comments. It was on a TV interview, a nd posted on RF.com

Gaurav Kalra: What do you make up this? Nadal vs Federer, the first one is the big tennis rivalry that everyone is talking about. We got a sense from the viewers listerning to you that you kind of preferred Roger Federer over Rafael Nadal?

Sania: I think with Roger, it doesn’t matter if he is number 2 in the world today, it does not matter if he becomes 100 in the world, he is still going to be Roger Federer, he has been Roger Federer. I am very biased so I am going to say Roger Federer will win.

Gaurav Kalra: Look at the records Sania.

Sania: He (Federer) is a genius and like you said he surprised everyone in the Olympic by winning the doubles gold so you don’t know he might again come up and win it again but on a serious note Rafa is playing really well and probably he is playing the best he has ever played and yes it is going to be really hard for Roger to beat him but at the end of the day he is the King.

SUKTUEN
08-26-2008, 11:39 AM
:worship:

RFederer90
08-26-2008, 02:18 PM
Oh very good speech from Sania! Thanks!

Rommella
08-26-2008, 02:25 PM
Sania is one very wise woman.

Rommella
08-28-2008, 04:38 AM
Has there been a happier loser?

Federer looks like old self to qualifier
Sydney Morning Herald
Chuck Culpepper
August 28, 2008

...snip

To the occasion, the 118th-ranked Maximo Gonzalez of Argentina brought his lifetime record in ATP Tour-level hard-court events and grand slam main draws: 0-0.

Among the billions of other people on Earth with 0-0 records, though, he probably fared better than most.

"It's unbelievable for me," Gonzalez said. "It was like a dream. I was so happy … I played so good, he played unbelievable, I think, all the time. For me, he's No.1 always."

Oriental_Rain
08-28-2008, 04:57 AM
Sania Mirza's comments. It was on a TV interview, a nd posted on RF.com

Gaurav Kalra: What do you make up this? Nadal vs Federer, the first one is the big tennis rivalry that everyone is talking about. We got a sense from the viewers listerning to you that you kind of preferred Roger Federer over Rafael Nadal?

Sania: I think with Roger, it doesn’t matter if he is number 2 in the world today, it does not matter if he becomes 100 in the world, he is still going to be Roger Federer, he has been Roger Federer. I am very biased so I am going to say Roger Federer will win.

Gaurav Kalra: Look at the records Sania.

Sania: He (Federer) is a genius and like you said he surprised everyone in the Olympic by winning the doubles gold so you don’t know he might again come up and win it again but on a serious note Rafa is playing really well and probably he is playing the best he has ever played and yes it is going to be really hard for Roger to beat him but at the end of the day he is the King.
I always thought Indians are very sensible and articulate when giving interviews;)

lina_seta
08-28-2008, 05:51 AM
Has there been a happier loser?

Federer looks like old self to qualifier
Sydney Morning Herald
Chuck Culpepper
August 28, 2008

...snip

To the occasion, the 118th-ranked Maximo Gonzalez of Argentina brought his lifetime record in ATP Tour-level hard-court events and grand slam main draws: 0-0.

Among the billions of other people on Earth with 0-0 records, though, he probably fared better than most.

"It's unbelievable for me," Gonzalez said. "It was like a dream. I was so happy … I played so good, he played unbelievable, I think, all the time. For me, he's No.1 always."

awww how lovely

SUKTUEN
08-28-2008, 04:01 PM
:worship::worship:

trickcy
08-30-2008, 04:11 PM
Alves on who he thinks is the best in the world: "When Federer slips a little bit, he reaches the finals of the Grand Slams every time. He is the biggest player for sure. Nadal is playing good tennis this year but for me, Federer is the best one."

SUKTUEN
08-30-2008, 04:34 PM
Alves on who he thinks is the best in the world: "When Federer slips a little bit, he reaches the finals of the Grand Slams every time. He is the biggest player for sure. Nadal is playing good tennis this year but for me, Federer is the best one."

:clap2::clap2:

Rommella
08-31-2008, 11:32 AM
Tursunov,Mirza, Gonzales, Alves -- just four among several tennis players that have lately said, rankings be damned, Roger's the best.

SUKTUEN
08-31-2008, 02:11 PM
Tursunov,Mirza, Gonzales, Alves -- just four among several tennis players that have lately said, rankings be damned, Roger's the best.

he always be the best in many people's heart!!:D

Rommella
09-08-2008, 12:20 AM
From Andy Murray's US Open presser:

...snip

Q. If you could describe the biggest similarities and differences between you and Roger Federer when you're out on the court, what would those be?

ANDY MURRAY: I think we're quite natural tennis players. I think with our hands we're pretty gifted.

And then things that are different? I think he plays a more aggressive style right now than me. He'll look to come forward a bit more.

I think when we're returning, I play a bit more defensive on the return games. I try to put a lot of returns back, whereas he maybe tries to go for a bit more on his returns. Those are the main differences.

Venle
09-08-2008, 11:53 AM
Has there been a happier loser?

Federer looks like old self to qualifier
Sydney Morning Herald
Chuck Culpepper
August 28, 2008

...snip

To the occasion, the 118th-ranked Maximo Gonzalez of Argentina brought his lifetime record in ATP Tour-level hard-court events and grand slam main draws: 0-0.

Among the billions of other people on Earth with 0-0 records, though, he probably fared better than most.

"It's unbelievable for me," Gonzalez said. "It was like a dream. I was so happy … I played so good, he played unbelievable, I think, all the time. For me, he's No.1 always."

Aww, so sweet :)

Sunset of Age
09-08-2008, 02:05 PM
Sorry to those around here who can't stand the guy ;), but here are Rafa's words about Roger in his final blog entry in the Timesonline -(http://timesonline.typepad.com/rafael_nadal/):

"Tomorrow it will be his (Murray's, ed.) first Grand Slam final and I am happy for him. it will be difficult for him since Roger is still Roger. I remember when lots of people were saying he was finished. I always said that Roger deserved more respect, and that he is still there, the favourite always. Well, he is in the final, again. Good luck to both and let's hope we see a great tennis match."

Raf has claimed on numerous occasions that Roger isn't 'finished' at all, that the way the press had written him off was disrespectful and even painful, etc. Thanks Raf! :yeah:

Rita
09-08-2008, 02:18 PM
Karin i was actually going to post that but you beat me to it :(:p
very nice words from Rafa:)

Sunset of Age
09-08-2008, 02:22 PM
Karin i was actually going to post that but you beat me to it :(:p
very nice words from Rafa:)

:hug:.... well no surprise here eh? :p

SUKTUEN
09-08-2008, 02:42 PM
:worship:

Mrs. B
09-09-2008, 12:07 AM
"I had a great tournament but I came up against, in my opinion, the best player ever to play game the today," said Murray.

trickcy
09-09-2008, 02:07 PM
Thanks a lot Mrs.B :wavey:

Some comments after the finals :

Tim Henman
"I think it is important when you look at the final you really just have to applaud how good Federer was," "If you look at some of the tennis Federer played in the final it is easy to see why some people think he is the greatest player to have ever played the game.

"His game is so complete, there are no holes in it, and with another slam under his belt I expect he will go some way past Pete Sampras's list of grand-slam titles."



Mats Wilander
"This is a huge moment for Federer," the winner of seven major titles said. "I was one of those critics who maybe thought the days of him winning grand-slams were over.

"After this, I would say he's going to win more grand-slams, many more, if he continues to play with the kind of passion he has now. It was an unbelievable performance against Murray and I'm now 100 per cent convinced he will break Pete Sampras's record."


Pat Cash
"Federer is something else," Cash said. "He just seems to play that much better in New York than almost anywhere else in the world. Murray was a class act in the final and he lost to one of the best players of all time.

"People have been saying [Federer's] best days are behind him. To be fair, that's probably true but he still played very, very good tennis throughout the tournament and he was just so determined to win."

SUKTUEN
09-09-2008, 02:41 PM
:D:worship:

Sunset of Age
09-09-2008, 07:05 PM
^^ Nice to read Wilander admitting he was wrong. :)

Corey Feldman
09-09-2008, 07:37 PM
dont be sure yet Karin

when Roger is losing again - Mats will have his usual knee jerk comments

elessar
09-09-2008, 08:30 PM
Willander could give old CD a run for his money in the bandwagonning department :worship:

Hilarious to see all those journalists falling over themselves with praise once again :spit:

Eden
10-08-2008, 07:40 PM
From Goran Ivanisevic:

When Goran Ivanisevic was 19 years old, he faced off against his tennis hero, John McEnroe, in a battle of loosely-wired lefthanders and lost a tense, 6-7, 4-6, 7-6, 6-3, 6-4 thriller in the 1990 final in Basel, Roger Federer's home town.

Ivanisevic would win four of the six matches he played against McEnroe and lose both of his career clashes with Federer.

When it comes to pure tennis talent, the 37-year-old from Split, Croatia still ranks four-time US Open champion McEnroe and 13-time Grand Slam champion Federer as the most gifted players he's ever faced.

"Roger Federer and John McEnroe (are the most talented)," Ivanisevic said in response to readers questions on the BlackRock Tour Of Champions web site. "I was lucky that I could play both of them. John at his best, he could do whatever he wanted with the ball. He was my idol, he was the guy that I loved most. And Roger, he can close his eyes and play whatever shot he wants, it’s just great to watch him."

Source: http://www.tennisweek.com/news/fullstory.sps?inewsid=6620024


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From Philipp Petzschner:

Favorite Players To Watch: "Federer. He's just a genius, with him it looks so elegant. So relaxed. Greatest player of all time, for me. Back then, I loved to watch Ivanisevic going crazy. And the way Edberg played, I enjoyed that also."

Source: http://www.tennisweek.com/news/fullstory.sps?inewsid=6620110

RogiFan88
10-08-2008, 08:34 PM
never trust what Wilander says... :rolleyes: he changes w the wind... when it suits him...

SUKTUEN
10-09-2008, 01:41 PM
And Roger, he can close his eyes and play whatever shot he wants, it’s just great to watch him."
:devil:

Arkulari
10-09-2008, 06:17 PM
Borg and Wilander keep bandwagoning for and against Roger :rolleyes:

Eden
10-12-2008, 10:07 PM
From an article about Jim Courier:


Courier sees Federer closing on 17 majors, and claims the elusive French Open is not beyond him.

Roger Federer will return to competition at the Madrid Masters this week for the first time since winning his 13th major at the US Open last month that left him one behind Sampras’s record haul.

“I think he can win the French. The only player that has beaten him recently at the French is Nadal, which is a tough match up on clay for him. He may have to make some adjustments on that surface to beat Rafa,” said Courier.

“This year Roger has not been 100 per cent fit at any time. It is truly remarkable that he won the US Open, reached finals of French and Wimbledon and the semis of Australia given the virus he was dealing with. Hopefully, he will be 100 per cent healthy for 2009.”

Source: http://www.thenational.ae/article/20081011/SPORT/336126231/-1/NEWS

SUKTUEN
10-13-2008, 03:33 PM
thanks

Eden
10-20-2008, 09:33 PM
I translated some comments from an interview with Phillip Petzschner:


SPOX: With the victory in Vienna you followed in the footsteps of popular players. Boris Becker and Michael Stich have won the tournament. Which player do you admire?

Petzschner: When I was a child Stefan Edberg has been my role model, meanwhile it is Roger Federer, who is probably admired by every other professional. ...

SPOX: The tennisworld is dominated right now from your idol Federer and Rafael Nadal. Do you think Federer can get back the #1 ranking?

Petzschner: Of course Roger has a chance and I really wish he would get back the #1. He is the best tennisplayer of all time and I love to watch him play. Especially for him personally I wish he get's back the #1 as also characteristically he is a better #1 as Nadal.

Original:


SPOX: Mit dem Sieg in Wien sind Sie in prominente Fußstapfen getreten. Boris Becker und Michael Stich haben das Turnier bereits gewinnen können. Welchen Spieler bewundern Sie?

Petzschner: Als Kind war Stefan Edberg mein großes Vorbild, mittlerweile ist es Roger Federer, den wohl jeder andere Profi auch bewundert. ...

SPOX: Die Tenniswelt wird derzeit von Ihrem Idol Federer und Rafael Nadal dominiert. Glauben Sie, dass Federer wieder die Nummer eins werden kann?

Petzschner: Roger hat auf jeden Fall die Chance und ich würde es mir auch sehr wünschen, dass er wieder die Nummer eins wird. Er ist der beste Tennisspieler, den es je gegeben hat, ich liebe es, ihm zuzuschauen. Vor allem für ihn persönlich wünsche ich es mir, weil er auch charakterlich eine bessere Nummer eins ist als Nadal.

http://www.spox.com/de/sport/mehrsport/0810/Artikel/interview-philipp-petzschner.html

SUKTUEN
10-21-2008, 03:15 PM
:worship:

Eden
10-22-2008, 08:10 PM
From an interview of Juan Martin Del Potro and Swiss journalist René Stauffer, which I translated for the Del Potro forum here on MTF:


How do you assess the situation at the top: Is Rafael Nadal for you the clear number 1?

Rafa has a very good season, he is certainly the best at the moment. But Roger is Roger, and for me he is perfect. Against Rafa, I can stay in the match - but if I must compete against Roger, my head is elsewhere.

You have more respect for Federer?

Yes. Because Rafa is a friend of mine, this is something else. But Rafa is unbelievable, he's only 22 and already the best.

For whom are you when Federer plays against Nadal?

Whoever wins there, I do not care. I'm not the #3. As long as I am in the top 10 the world is ok for me.

Who is your role model?

I like Safin, his style is so natural. And Roger, because he plays so loose. I study often how he plays volleys and try to learn. I think Roger is the role model that you should copy.

Original article can be found here:

http://www.bazonline.ch/sport/tennis/story/18838099

Corey Feldman
10-22-2008, 09:57 PM
Snooker player Stephan Maguire fave sportsman is FEDERER

elessar
10-22-2008, 10:22 PM
:rolls:

Jonathan Eysseric, the young frenchman with whom Roger practiced during last year's clay season, was in the commentary booth for yesterday's match and still found a way to be in awe of Roger's game that day :inlove:

SUKTUEN
10-23-2008, 02:22 PM
Who is your role model?

I like Safin, his style is so natural. And Roger, because he plays so loose. I study often how he plays volleys and try to learn. I think Roger is the role model that you should copy.

:clap2:

Arkulari
10-24-2008, 04:12 AM
http://www.elcomerciodigital.com/gijon/20081024/sociedad/gustaria-formar-pareja-federer-20081024.html

In some moments, María Escario gave her journalist role to the children. «¿Who would you like to be partners with?», they asked him. «I've played with almost all the spaniards, but I'd love to play with Federer», was the mallorquín's answer, in front of the whispering and the general surprise of the crowd, for the competitivity that has developed between the two of them

In fact, the swiss player's name (who lose to Rafa in RG and Wimby), would be mentioned several times during the short interview (barely an hour long) «If anyone deserves to win Roland Garros is him(Federer) because in the last years he has reached the finals several times», he also made an statement: «it's always in my mind the fact that Roger can win in any moment, because he's been almost 5 years as #1 and that's impressive».

video:

www.rtve.es/mediateca/videos/20081023/nadal-jugaria-doble-con-federer/322331.shtml

He said that playing doubles with Roger would be like a dream come true

also, he said that nothing would please him more than sharing the Prince of Asturias Award with Roger, but he said that Roger will win it some day

Rafa: :hug: :hug:

and yet still the xxx-tards keep fighting each others :rolleyes:

riddle05580
10-24-2008, 06:38 AM
Blake: Federer's season deserves praise

http://tennis.com/news/news.aspx?id=150074

“Most guys would kill to have what is considered for Roger a poor season," Blake told reporters following his three-set victory over Nicolas Kiefer in the first round of the Swiss Indoors. “Guys are writing that he's finished just because he didn't win three Slams this season.

"It's so unfair to say he's had a bad year. I'm happy that he won Olympic doubles gold and I certainly expected him to be back in New York," he said in reference to Federer’s sole Grand Slam title of the year.

"All of us know how tough it is to do what he's done. To do so well for so long and never really lose his temper -- that's exceptional. The players appreciate how gracious he is and what he's done for the sport."

SUKTUEN
10-24-2008, 03:39 PM
thankyou so so much James!!!!!!!!!!:worship:

Sunset of Age
10-24-2008, 03:45 PM
http://www.elcomerciodigital.com/gijon/20081024/sociedad/gustaria-formar-pareja-federer-20081024.html

video:

www.rtve.es/mediateca/videos/20081023/nadal-jugaria-doble-con-federer/322331.shtml

He said that playing doubles with Roger would be like a dream come true

also, he said that nothing would please him more than sharing the Prince of Asturias Award with Roger, but he said that Roger will win it some day

Rafa: :hug: :hug:

:eek: :bowdown: :dance: :yippee: :worship: :worship: :worship: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:
Thanks so much for posting this!

Rafa Nadal, Fedtard Extraordinaire...! :lol:

Playing doubles together... :drool: I deeply believe IT WILL HAPPEN, one day. Preferably in Wimbledon. :D

and yet still the xxx-tards keep fighting each others :rolleyes:

yeah, and claim they're in fact tennis fans. :tape:

Rita
10-24-2008, 04:38 PM
:eek: :bowdown: :dance: :yippee: :worship: :worship: :worship: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:
Thanks so much for posting this!

Rafa Nadal, Fedtard Extraordinaire...! :lol:

Playing doubles together... :drool: I deeply believe IT WILL HAPPEN, one day. Preferably in Wimbledon. :D



yeah, and claim they're in fact tennis fans. :tape:

anywhere but there

trickcy
10-24-2008, 05:15 PM
anywhere but there

Exactly.. I'd prefer that they don't play doubles together to be honest :p , but if they do, anywhere else..

Arkulari
10-25-2008, 01:07 AM
I'd like to watch them playing doubles at an exhibition when they have retired lol
just the sight of them playing on the same side would give me a severe case of drooling :drool: :haha:

Karin: Rafa is the biggest Fedtard EVER, who was his biggest defendant when everybody was calling him done? Rafa did lol :hearts:

SUKTUEN
10-25-2008, 02:51 PM
Roger is impossible to play double with Nadal~~~:ras:

they all too busy.....:rolleyes:

Sunset of Age
10-25-2008, 04:06 PM
Feliciano Lopez:

"It's going to very special to play Roger here in Basel," Lopez said. "I have great memories of the matches we have played. For me he's the best player in the history of tennis. I am proud to play with him and compete."

http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/2008news/basel_friday.asp

didadida
10-25-2008, 04:25 PM
Feliciano Lopez:



http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/2008news/basel_friday.asp

Feli :hug:

Federerhingis
10-25-2008, 04:49 PM
Exactly.. I'd prefer that they don't play doubles together to be honest :p , but if they do, anywhere else..

:lol: :tape: Initially I was going to say I agree, and how wonderful it would be if Roger teamed with Nadal to win Wimby, but then selfish me: say's Roger can always win Wimbledon on his own, and we all want him to regain his title. ;)

SUKTUEN
10-26-2008, 02:29 PM
Feliciano Lopez:worship:

Sunset of Age
11-02-2008, 09:56 PM
Serena Williams does it again! :D

Guys you have to check out the Halloween pics (Click here)! Can u guess who I am dressed as???

If you said Roger Federer that you are correct! I love him and he's my fav player!!!
Being a big fan of Roger (and playing tennis has its perks). Roger gave me one of his Wimbledon Sweaters! I was so ecstatic when he gave it to me I did not know what I was gonna do.

Than for Halloween day I got invited to this party and I HAD to dress up and.... Well..... Let's just say I hope he's not mad with what I did to his sweater. It kept me super warm all night and I of course still have it, and will forever cherish it.... And the memories I had wearing it. Lol

I hope he doesn’t see these pics and say "I'm never giving her my Line again!" Hahaaaha we will see......

Anyways- Let me know what you think!!!
Ttys

Xxx
S


From her site (http://serenawilliams.com/home/). She's also uploaded those Halloween pictures (where she's wearing Roger's 2008 Wimbly cardigan). :lol: :spit:

Game.Set.Match..
11-02-2008, 11:17 PM
that is too funny. makes me like serena more...shes such a fedtard!

Corey Feldman
11-02-2008, 11:50 PM
agreed

i'm gonna need to start changing my opinion on Serena :lol:

FedFan_2007
11-03-2008, 12:36 AM
Serena = huge Fedtard. Not that I like her as a player.

SUKTUEN
11-03-2008, 04:12 PM
thanks!

Federerhingis
11-03-2008, 07:00 PM
that is too funny. makes me like serena more...shes such a fedtard!


Isn't she funny. :tape: :lol: She's such a character too. :rolls:

Eden
11-17-2008, 09:06 PM
Federer is not finished yet - Edberg
By Alaric Gomes, Senior Reporter

November 17, 2008

Dubai: From one great to another, Stefan Edberg has predicted the return of Roger Federer.

"For any other player, ending a year with one Grand Slam would mean success. But as per Federer's standards, it only means he has to work harder," Edberg told Gulf News after attending the official press conference of The Legends Rock Dubai on Monday.

"Federer is not finished yet," Edberg added.

Edberg, considered one of the finest all-time serve and volley players, saw Federer's dip in form as something very normal for any great player. "Federer and Nadal have been outstanding for men's tennis, but Federer is probably by far one of the greatest players we have had," the Swede said.

During his playing days, the affable Swede enjoyed a similar position in the sport till his retirement in 1996. During that time, Edberg won 42 singles titles including six Grand Slams.

"The game has changed since then, but these two [Federer and Nadal] have been dominating men's tennis. It has been only recently that Federer has started losing and this was bound to happen one day," Edberg said.

More Grand Slams

Federer's losses, the Swede remarked, have helped him evolve into a better and more mature player. "I would say it is nice for Federer to have such a season as he must have realised the need to be more offensive in his game. He has to play more serve and volley and get in more variation so that he can come back to where he was."

"Players have realised that he is beatable, but they have to consider that he is still among the best players tennis has ever had. Obviously, things will be tougher for him, but he still has a few more years to go and during this time he will pick up a couple more Grand Slams."

Edberg reiterated that after his surge to the top, Federer won't be able to sustain his ranking for long. "There are new players coming in addition to the ones who are already challenging him at the moment. Maybe he can have another year at the top," he added. Federer's success formula, Edberg mentioned, lay in him [Federer] "staying healthy, motivating himself and working on his game".

"Federer need not worry. There are another two months before the next season starts and a lot can happen till then. Federer still has some time."

Much has evolved in tennis, particularly the way the game is played today. Starting with racquets, balls and the court surfaces, the sport has undergone tremendous change in the past two decades. "But for sure, I would love to see more serve and volley players as it makes the sport more interesting to watch," he said.

Source: http://www.gulfnews.com/sport/Tennis/10260560.html

Sunset of Age
11-17-2008, 11:17 PM
Great words from a great champion about a great champion! :yeah:

trickcy
11-18-2008, 09:12 AM
Thanks a lot for posting, Doris :)
Nice to hear from Edberg :)

SUKTUEN
11-18-2008, 03:45 PM
:worship::worship:

Federerhingis
11-22-2008, 07:29 PM
Great words from a great champion about a great champion! :yeah:

Rog's won the Edberg trophy was it 5 yrs in row? :lol:

Sunset of Age
11-22-2008, 07:46 PM
Rog's won the Edberg trophy was it 5 yrs in row? :lol:

Four years I think, but I might well be mistaken. :)

Rommella
11-22-2008, 11:42 PM
From The Sunday Times
November 23, 2008

Lindsey Vonnon: Ups and downs of downhill

...snip

Which athlete do you most enjoy watching? Roger Federer is my role model. I cried when he lost against Rafael Nadal in the final at Wimbledon. My husband said to me, ‘Are you seri-ous? Come on, it’s a tennis match’, but I was so sad and just couldn’t control myself. My friend Maria was at an ATP Tour event in Hamburg and she got him to sign a card for me: ‘To Lindsey, warm greetings from Hamburg. Love, Roger.’

What was the last book you read? I read a biography of Federer written in German and now I have started to read New Moon by Stephenie Meyer. It’s a cheesy, romantic story but I was in the mood for an easy read. I usually read classic literature such as Dostoevsky.

...snip

SUKTUEN
11-23-2008, 06:05 AM
:worship::worship:

Sunset of Age
12-02-2008, 05:24 PM
And... another lady player reveals herself as a Feddie Fan! :D

¿Qué o a quién te llevarías a una isla desierta? A Roger Federer.


Gabriela Sabatini - from here: http://www.marca.com/edicion/marca/tenis/es/desarrollo/1188661.html

(translation: Q: what would you like to take with you to a deserted island? A: Roger Federer... )

:worship: :worship: :worship:

clever1980
12-02-2008, 06:10 PM
And... another lady player reveals herself as a Feddie Fan! :D



Gabriela Sabatini - from here: http://www.marca.com/edicion/marca/tenis/es/desarrollo/1188661.html

(translation: Q: what would you like to take with you to a deserted island? A: Roger Federer... )

:worship: :worship: :worship:

:angel::angel::angel: Every man (almost) wants Gabriela Sabatini and she wants Roger? :bowdown::lol::bowdown::bolt::woohoo::woohoo:

peripheral
12-02-2008, 06:10 PM
And... another lady player reveals herself as a Feddie Fan! :D



Gabriela Sabatini - from here: http://www.marca.com/edicion/marca/tenis/es/desarrollo/1188661.html

(translation: Q: what would you like to take with you to a deserted island? A: Roger Federer... )

:worship: :worship: :worship:

This one should make Roger happy since, if I recall correctly, he admitted once to having a crush on her as a teenager :lol:

Sunset of Age
12-02-2008, 06:19 PM
This one should make Roger happy since, if I recall correctly, he admitted once to having a crush on her as a teenager :lol:

Yeah, I think I read that somewhere... :lol:

clever1980
12-02-2008, 06:55 PM
This one should make Roger happy since, if I recall correctly, he admitted once to having a crush on her as a teenager :lol:

Yeah, I think I read that somewhere... :lol:

Would Mirka need to worry? :eek:

Eden
12-02-2008, 08:20 PM
Nick Bollettieri was quoted in an German article about Roger

http://www.spox.com/de/sport/mehrsport/0812/Artikel/roger-federer-nummer-eins-der-welt-rafael-nadal-nick-bollettieri-saison-analyse.html

I translated what he said:

"There's no doubt in my mind that Federer is going to play a fantastic season in 2009 and get back the #1 ranking." According to Bollettieri everyone who would say that Roger would have a weak year 2008 would suffer from a lost touch with reality.

"If I would be in Roger's team I would give him 100% positive feedback after this year. I would ensure that he and everyone in the team would know that he is the #1 and one of the best players of all time."

"I know one thing: Tennis needs Roger Federer. Everything what he does on and off the court is exactly what we wish for in other players."

EternalxJourney
12-03-2008, 12:52 AM
Thanks Eden! You always have the best avatars. ;)

SUKTUEN
12-03-2008, 02:50 PM
:worship:

Sunset of Age
01-04-2009, 05:08 PM
A Usual Suspect (;)) turning up today at the ATP-site, commenting on his taking over the #1 position:

Rafa Nadal: "It was an honor to replace Roger, who for me is the best tennis player ever." :worship:

biological
01-04-2009, 05:12 PM
Aww Rafa :hug: They all love Roger :D

Sunset of Age
01-04-2009, 05:15 PM
Aww Rafa :hug: They all love Roger :D

Apparently, yes. Well, Rafa fanboying him is nothing new of course but it always makes me feel all giddy when there's a new outing of it. :p

Heavens, Rafa looks dropdead gorgeous in his new outfit... I'm loving it more and more every time I see it! :hearts:

SUKTUEN
01-05-2009, 01:01 PM
Rafa thanks for your words~~~:D
but your hair......:devil:

trickcy
01-16-2009, 03:42 PM
From Stan's press interview: (Actually almost the whole of Stan's press interview :lol: )

Q. Stanislas, how tough will it be to play Roger?

A. It's always tough for me. He is one of the best players

ever in the world so it's always tough. But tomorrow is

going to be great, I think, because it's a final. We want

to win the match. But it's still an exhibition so it's

going to be nice. I'm very happy to play him here for the

first time.

Q. Do you think it's tough mentally, more tough to play Roger,

in your head?

A. Maybe, maybe. But tomorrow it's going to be, I think, a

little strange because, like I said before, it's not ATP

final but it's still a tournament so, yeah, I need to

concentrate and I need to still stay focused on my game.

Q. Yesterday Roger said that he felt he was the older brother

in your relationship. Is that how you see him?

A. Yeah. Why not? He's one of my best friends on the tour,

of course, and we won the gold medal last year. It was

very nice to stay 10 days with him to play the doubles and

everything. Since long time we practise a lot together

when we are in the tournament and so, of course, it's -

yes, it's something important for me, someone important.

Q. You have only played him twice in tournaments. Have you

played anywhere else?

A. Sorry?

Q. Have you played anywhere else in exhibitions at all,

together?

A. No, never, never.

Q. In practice, in Davis Cup practice, do you play sets and

things?

A. Yeah, of course. Sometimes we play sets, sometimes we

practice during Davis Cup and during the tournament, of

course.

Q. Is it a very tough task to try to beat him, even in

practice, or do you give yourself a chance?

A. No, well, you know, when you practise you always focus on

something you want to improve, so it's not the same when

you play the match.

Q. Do you think, seeing that Roger has been beaten more

recently, he's lost some of his aura?

A. Maybe a little bit, of course, because two years and three,

four years ago he was winning three grand slam and beating

everyone. Last year was difficult for him, but he was

injured in January, so it was not easy for him to come back

after that.

Q. Because you trained with him so much do you think some of

the secrets that he has passed on to you might help you

tomorrow, or not?

A. Sorry.?

Q. You have trained so much with Roger; have some of the

secrets that he has taught you, like he is your older

brother teaching you, will that help you tomorrow, or not?

A. Oh, I don't really know. Tomorrow is going to be, I think

we are going to try to enjoy. I'll try to play my best

tennis, of course, because it's preparation for the

Australian Open but, yeah, we will see. It's not the most

important match to beat Roger in the exhibition.

Q. Do you have a friendship with Roger off the court?

A. Off? Yeah, of course. But, you know, we travel a lot and

we are not living in the same city, so I never see him off

the court.

Q. Do you see a different side of him than what we see on the

court, though? Like, do you see a more relaxed or more

funny or, you know, is there a side of him that you see

that we don't see?

A. I think you know everything about him, what he want to give

you, so I don't want to answer this question.

* * *

Rita
01-16-2009, 04:57 PM
thanks Lekha
that's quite a short press interview :lol:

Harmless
01-16-2009, 05:26 PM
Thanks for the interview Tricky, I hope I can manage to wake up in the middle of the night to see the match.
(Not very likely though. :lol:)


http://www.elcomerciodigital.com/gijon/20081024/sociedad/gustaria-formar-pareja-federer-20081024.html

video:

www.rtve.es/mediateca/videos/20081023/nadal-jugaria-doble-con-federer/322331.shtml (http://www.rtve.es/mediateca/videos/20081023/nadal-jugaria-doble-con-federer/322331.shtml)

He said that playing doubles with Roger would be like a dream come true

also, he said that nothing would please him more than sharing the Prince of Asturias Award with Roger, but he said that Roger will win it some day

Rafa: :hug: :hug:

and yet still the xxx-tards keep fighting each others :rolleyes:

(I'm some two months late with a comment on this, sorry. :o)

What you neglected to mention, for all those who don't understand Spanish, is how the title of the article can very much be interpreted in two ways. :devil:
From the Freudian slip point of view, it's very interesting how the little boy uses the word "dobles" and Rafa uses "pareja", not "dobles". :aplot:
Just wanted to point that little observation out. :angel:

SUKTUEN
01-17-2009, 02:44 PM
:haha::haha::haha:

Rita
01-21-2009, 09:08 AM
Q. Last year everyone was talking about you as sort of the third man after Rafa and Roger. Now it's Andy as the third man. Do you get that sense?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Why Andy?
Q. Because he's the one being talked about as the third challenger.
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: What's his ranking and my ranking?
Q. I'm not going on the ranking system.
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: The thing is that you cannot put somebody, I mean, all the respect to Andy, I like him as a person and as a player. He's done a lot in the last couple months, and he's a very talented player and we can expect him to win some Grand Slams in the future.
But you cannot put him as the favorites next to Roger and Rafa and myself here at Australian Open.

SUKTUEN
01-21-2009, 01:23 PM
But you cannot put him as the favorites next to Roger and Rafa and myself here at Australian Open.


:devil::devil:

Nole dislike Murray~~~:rolleyes:

Rommella
01-21-2009, 03:02 PM
Excerpted from Ana's presser

Australian Open
Ana Ivanovic, 21 January 2009

...snip

Q. You're good friends with Roger Federer. How close is that relationship?

ANA IVANOVIC: When we see each other at a tournaments we always have a nice chat. He's great guy. He always, you know, gives me sometimes a nice advice. It's great, because he achieved so much.

You know, I would love also to have opportunity to spend more time talking to him, because I think there is so many things I can learn from him, from his experience. He's been, you know, in a position ‑‑ I think in all positions you can imagine on a court, dealing with so much pressure, being in the position of No. 1 for so long.

I think it would be great to have opportunity actually to speak with him a little bit more. (Er, Mirka, probably after practice?)


Q. What's the best piece of advice he's given you?

ANA IVANOVIC: No, I think one year at the US Open I spoke to him. He said that you just basically have to enjoy and try to don't think too much. Because I used to stress a lot about traveling so much and using so much time in traffic. He said, You know, you can't change that. You just have to basically accept it.

That's what people anyway have been telling me. But when you it hear from someone like him, you know, it gets stuck much more.

...snip

EnriqueIG8
01-21-2009, 03:09 PM
This one should make Roger happy since, if I recall correctly, he admitted once to having a crush on her as a teenager :lol:

Who doesn't? She's gorgeous!

feuselino
01-21-2009, 03:37 PM
Mirka should look out, hehe :)

SUKTUEN
01-22-2009, 01:18 PM
Ana love Roger so much~~~:devil:

Daniel
01-23-2009, 01:32 PM
Who doesn't? She's gorgeous!

she is really beautiful. :drool:

Rita
01-23-2009, 02:56 PM
MARAT SAFIN: Well, it's just we know each other for how many years? Since '94. We didn't play in the juniors, but we saw each other. We had some great matches. I was close a couple times. We grew up together. He started a little bit later than me.I respect him as a tennis player, as a person. He's just very close ‑‑ let's put it this way: Very close colleague of mine.

Q. You also say he's the best you ever faced?
MARAT SAFIN: Probably, yeah. He's the most complete tennis player in the history of tennis, that's for sure. With all due respects to Agassi and Sampras and the rest of the gang. But I never felt so uncomfortable against any of the players before.

SUKTUEN
01-23-2009, 03:41 PM
Thankyou so much Marat!!:smooch::smooch:

biological
01-23-2009, 06:04 PM
Awww Marat :hug:

trickcy
01-24-2009, 06:59 AM
Marat :smooch: :hug: :inlove:

Rommella
01-24-2009, 07:19 AM
Marat will be missed. Now that is some bromance.

Swiss Mountain
01-24-2009, 09:53 AM
Up for Marat!

trickcy
01-27-2009, 08:26 AM
Andy :hatoff: :D

Q. Talk about Roger in the last year or so.

ANDY RODDICK: Last year? Maybe last decade.

Q. If it turns out being him, is this a better chance for you than it has been in the past few years?

ANDY RODDICK: No, I was really happy to see Roger win the US Open last year. If I'm being frank with you guys, he was a lot classier in that press conference with everyone here than I would have been if I was in that position.

He has nothing to prove. He's the greatest. He's created quite an animal for himself, where if someone wins a set they're questioning his form. The guy made two finals, a semi, and won a Slam last year and people are saying he's off form. I think he deserves a lot more respect than that.

trickcy
01-27-2009, 08:30 AM
Bartoli :lol:
(from her blog)

Do you have any favorite men's players?
-Right now I'm a big, big Roger fan. Last night I watched his match on TV, even though it went pretty late. I couldn't turn it off! Sometimes I get really upset if he's losing, but last night he won, so I was fine. I have an autographed picture of him. The other day we had an IMG player party - we both have the same company - and unfortunately he left five minutes before I got there! I'll ask him next time for a picture with me.

If you were granted one wish, what would you wish for?-
Playing tennis like Roger Federer! Of course, I'll be watching his match tonight. As I've already said, I'm a huge, HUGE fan of his.

Who do you think is the most handsome men's player?-
I will go with Roger, because I just love him so much! I can't even look for someone else. So, my answer is Mr. Federer.

She is totally a fangirl :D :lol:

Rita
01-27-2009, 08:30 AM
Andy has always been so nice to rog :awww:

Do you have any favorite men's players?
Marion Bartoli: Right now I'm a big, big Roger fan. Last night I watched his match on TV, even though it went pretty late. I couldn't turn it off! Sometimes I get really upset if he's losing but last night he won, so I was fine. I have an autographed picture of him. The other day we had an IMG player party - we both have the same company - and unfortunately he left five minutes before I got there! I'll ask him next time for a picture with me.


If you were granted one wish, what would you wish for?
MB: Playing tennis like Roger Federer! Of course, I'll be watching his match tonight. As I've already said, I'm a huge, HUGE fan of his.

Who do you think is the most handsome men's player?-
MB :I will go with Roger, because I just love him so much! I can't even look for someone else. So, my answer is Mr. Federer.

:o :lol: fangirl

Rita
01-27-2009, 08:32 AM
just posted the same thing :lol:

trickcy
01-27-2009, 08:33 AM
:lol: Great minds... :p
The fangirl comment from both of us at the same time cracks me up :haha:

Rita
01-27-2009, 08:34 AM
:lol: Great minds... :p
The fangirl comment from both of us at the same time cracks me up :haha:

:rolls:

SUKTUEN
01-27-2009, 03:06 PM
Andy~~Thankyou so much~~:worship:

I know you like Roger so much~Roger also love you~~:smooch:

biological
01-27-2009, 03:59 PM
Andy you are awesome :hug: :D

and those comments from Bartoli! I love how they all love him so much and are so starstruck by him :D that's really sweet of her, and yes he is the most handsome :inlove:

didadida
01-28-2009, 08:47 AM
yep it was great to hear Andy saying those great words

SUKTUEN
01-28-2009, 01:40 PM
Andy and Roger is very good friends~~~they are very sweet~~~~~~~~~:devil:

feuselino
01-28-2009, 05:01 PM
First Ana, now Marion... hehe, must be great being Federer! :)

buzz
01-29-2009, 11:49 AM
Q. You probably played him more than anyone in recent years. The talent he has, does it astound you how good he remains? He still has this remarkable ability to play the game at the level he plays it.

ANDY RODDICK: Yeah, I mean, the thing ‑‑ I don't know if time is going to affect it much because he plays pretty effortlessly. He moves pretty effortlessly. Seemed like he didn't have to work as much either. Just kind of goes out there and in practice you see him swat some balls around and it kind of works. So that definitely saves his body over the long haul.

Yeah, I mean, I'm not going say anything new or revolutionary here by saying how talented and what an incredible player he is.

trickcy
01-29-2009, 12:26 PM
Andy :hug: I wish he has a good 2009 :yeah:

SUKTUEN
01-29-2009, 01:42 PM
Andy thankyou so much~~Roger also love you!!:hug::hug:

Daniel
01-29-2009, 02:15 PM
Q. You probably played him more than anyone in recent years. The talent he has, does it astound you how good he remains? He still has this remarkable ability to play the game at the level he plays it.

ANDY RODDICK: Yeah, I mean, the thing ‑‑ I don't know if time is going to affect it much because he plays pretty effortlessly. He moves pretty effortlessly. Seemed like he didn't have to work as much either. Just kind of goes out there and in practice you see him swat some balls around and it kind of works. So that definitely saves his body over the long haul.

Yeah, I mean, I'm not going say anything new or revolutionary here by saying how talented and what an incredible player he is.


Thanks Andy, for reminding the whole bunch of journalists that.

SUKTUEN
01-29-2009, 02:28 PM
yes! Andy is always respect Roger so much~~
Roger also very respect Andy ~~:D

Stevens Point
02-02-2009, 07:10 PM
Dobry den! (hello in Czech) :wavey:
I was in Czech Republic for the entire last week for a music course. It was a great week. Sometimes, I had time to watch AO matches. :) Really sad that Roger lost that final... But, I am all right now.. :) He has still more chances to get his No.14.

My life has been a bit better now. Finally I decided to buy a new laptop. My old one got on my nerve too much. It was time to have a new one. I am happy with this computer so far. Especially wireless internet connection! I have bought a new printer as well. That's also wireless. I have spent quite some money on them, but it is great that I have new technology at home. :) I just need a new vacuum as well.

biological
02-02-2009, 07:14 PM
Hey Stevens Point :wavey:

This is a lovely comment from Rafa, about Roger's tears:

It was an emotional moment, and I think this also lifts up sport, to see a great champion like Federer expressing his emotions. It shows his human side. But in these moments, when you see a rival, who is also a comrade, feeling like this, you enjoy the victory a little bit less.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/02/sports/tennis/02tennis.html?pagewanted=2&ref=sports

Stevens Point
02-02-2009, 07:34 PM
Hi biological! :wavey: :)

I actually meant to post the previous one in another thread, but somehow it landed here!! :lol:

Nice comment from Rafa, indeed. :)

biological
02-02-2009, 07:55 PM
Hi biological! :wavey: :)

I actually meant to post the previous one in another thread, but somehow it landed here!! :lol:

Nice comment from Rafa, indeed. :)

:lol: I can't count the number of times I've double posted or accidentally deleted things today - I think the AO final has shaken me a bit :o

It was nice to read anyway - I'm glad you've got an ace new computer :D

Elora
02-02-2009, 08:57 PM
Hi biological! :wavey: :)

I actually meant to post the previous one in another thread, but somehow it landed here!! :lol:

Nice comment from Rafa, indeed. :)

I agree it was a nice comment.

Btw, i agree he has more chances to win his nº 14.
I really feel i want to leave this final already in the past and look into Roger´s next plans :)

New laptop? Awesome :)

SUKTUEN
02-03-2009, 04:37 AM
Rafa, I know you respect Roger so much.

Eden
02-07-2009, 01:16 PM
From an interview with Richard Krajicek:


Tennis Week: You are one of the few people who had a winning record against Pete Sampras, I think you won four in a row against him at one point. Nadal has now beaten Federer five times in a row. If you're Roger or if you were coaching Roger, what changes does he need to make to stop the losing skid vs. Rafa? Is it technical, tactical or something else?

Richard Krajicek: It's definitely not technical because technically I think Roger is the superior player. For me, it's mental. I haven't looked at thee statistics, but it's interesting to see the majors Roger has won have not been as long compared to the major matches he's played against Rafa. The thing that is happening now is Rafa is not only beating him on clay and a few hard-court events, like Dubai, now Rafa has beaten him on grass and hard court in majors. Out of the 18 major finals Roger has played all five of his losses were to Nadal so it's hard for him to get to Nadal and he starts to doubt himself at crucial moments. I think, for me, Roger has to maybe spend a few more hours training and somehow finding the energy and resistance to mentally and physically last that long against Rafa. Because he made a great comeback in the fourth set. He was a little down and out and maybe lucky to win that long, demanding game at 2-all in the fourth set and suddenly he wins that fourth set, 6-3. So you're thinking "Okay, he's going to take him out now" but then he just ran out of steam and Nadal does not wear down. And in his speech and reaction after the match you see how disappointed and frustrated he's starting to get.

Tennis Week: Does Roger have to try to shorten the points or alter his approach to playing the points against Rafa?

Richard Krajicek: The tough thing for Roger is that he's still making all the (major) finals. It's not like he's playing worse and starting to lose to different guys: he's basically only losing to one guy (in majors). So you're like "Okay is he doing that much wrong if he's beating most other guys?" If I was Roger, my focus would be on Nadal because I'm losing to Nadal and I have to figure out why and how to change that. I have to grind a little bit more in practice. And as an attacking player myself, I would say come more to net a bit more. Roger had a few easier volleys in the final, but he lacked a little confidence. Roger's got great volleys so for me he's got to come in a little bit more in the earlier rounds of tournaments before he plays Rafa and be willing to attack a little more even if that means losing a few more points in the earlier rounds. I believe Roger should attack more and keep the points short. He has the ability to do it and he should practice it against other players when he is beating them comfortably. Not only that, I believe that keeping the points short is a good tactic against the game of Nadal. I believe that Nadal's biggest talent is his focus and concentration after playing three to four hours of tennis, which can obviously be very difficult. And Federer's talent is to play quick and beautiful points and to hit winners from both sides and at the net. By playing quick points, Federer can try to keep the match short, which should be to his favor. Because the last few years have shown that the longer the match lasts, the more it favors Nadal, who has an excellent five-set record.

Tennis Week: For instance, against Roddick in the semis Roger could have attacked a bit more?

Richard Krajicek: Exactly. Exactly. Roger needs to play net more in the earlier rounds, in my view, so he can be a little bit sharper around the net when he plays Rafa. I think he has to keep the rallies shorter against Nadal. You're not going to hit Nadal off the court: he's one of the fastest guys to ever play tennis. For me, Nadal is the strongest mentally I've ever seen in tennis — stronger even than Connors or Borg — that's my opinion especially after last year's Wimbledon final. Most guys get discouraged when they don't convert a match point in a final. Not Nadal. He came out fighting even harder in the fifth set and was not discouraged at all. Nadal is incredibly strong mentally.

Source: http://www.tennisweek.com/news/fullstory.sps?inewsid=6626607

SUKTUEN
02-07-2009, 04:53 PM
:worship::worship:

Eden
02-10-2009, 11:35 PM
Reactions to the Rafael Nadal - Roger Federer Australian Open final:

Pete Sampras:

"I've seen them play on every surface now, and I was really curious to see this hard court match.

"If I were Roger I would try to come in a little bit more, especially on my serve -- Rafa stays so far back. Just serve volley every now and again, just to put it at the back of his mind. [They] get into these rallies and as soon as Rafa hits the ball to his backhand, he's in control of the point and it's tough for Roger to keep up. And he came in and mixed it up less than what I thought he was going to try to do.

"He's close just the way he's doing it, he's a few points way from winning these matches, but I'm sure he's frustrated. He's playing fine, Rafa's just an animal. He guy can play all day, he can play at a high level for hours. To do what he did in Australia, play five hours two days before and come back and win the finals is incredible. You've got to tip your hat."

Tiger Woods (to ESPN radio):

"I was watching the whole thing. I got up at 3:30 and watched the match. And I was glued to the TV just like everyone else to see those two go at it.

"I wasn't around to watch Borg and McEnroe and and McEnroe and Connors, I was a little bit young to remember that. But I grew up watching Agassi and Sampras go at it and to watch these two go at it, I think it's at a different level. The way they play, it's pretty fun to see how they adjust their games through an entire match and then try to one-up one another. Plus they know each other so well, they've played against each other so many times on a big stage that it's hard to one-up one another, it's just about whoever plays better on that particular day.

"I really wish they were more comparable ages so you could see it go on for a longer period of time, because obviously Rafa's much younger than Fed in tennis years."

Andy Roddick (on Federer's emotional post-match reaction):

"I think in sports you can certainly, you know, everyone can relate to being disappointed. I think the thing about, you know, kind of having to stay on for an awards ceremony and from what I read, I think Roger touched on it. Kind of going after a match, taking a shower, stretching, that's kind of all part of your routine to kind of cool down and to kind of almost try to grab a sense of perspective and get away from everybody watching for a second.
"When you have to go straight into the awards ceremony, you know, it's not easy especially after losing a Grand Slam final. I've been on the other end of that with Roger a couple of times. So I don't think it's surprising or out of the ordinary."

Source: http://www.tennis.com/news/ticker.aspx

clever1980
02-10-2009, 11:49 PM
Reactions to the Rafael Nadal - Roger Federer Australian Open final:

Pete Sampras:

"I've seen them play on every surface now, and I was really curious to see this hard court match.

"If I were Roger I would try to come in a little bit more, especially on my serve -- Rafa stays so far back. Just serve volley every now and again, just to put it at the back of his mind. [They] get into these rallies and as soon as Rafa hits the ball to his backhand, he's in control of the point and it's tough for Roger to keep up. And he came in and mixed it up less than what I thought he was going to try to do.

"He's close just the way he's doing it, he's a few points way from winning these matches, but I'm sure he's frustrated. He's playing fine, Rafa's just an animal. He guy can play all day, he can play at a high level for hours. To do what he did in Australia, play five hours two days before and come back and win the finals is incredible. You've got to tip your hat."

Source: http://www.tennis.com/news/ticker.aspx

But Roger didn't have enough first serves in during that match.. :o

Sunset of Age
02-11-2009, 12:03 AM
But Roger didn't have enough first serves in during that match.. :o

Yeah... that's the whole problem. Roger's serve MIA = Roger Toast. :sad:

juninhOH
02-11-2009, 01:13 AM
ya too bad Roger missed a lot of 1st serves :(
DAMN IT!

I dont like to remember that match.

Sunset of Age
02-11-2009, 01:21 AM
ya too bad Roger missed a lot of 1st serves :(
DAMN IT!

I dont like to remember that match.

Unfortunately, it went exactly the way I expected to... in my nightmare. :sad: :sad: :sad:

The moment he lost his VERY FIRST SERVE game, I thought... o_O, not AGAIN! :mad:

icedevil0289
02-11-2009, 05:24 AM
Unfortunately, it went exactly the way I expected to... in my nightmare. :sad: :sad: :sad:

The moment he lost his VERY FIRST SERVE game, I thought... o_O, not AGAIN! :mad:

karin!!!!!:hug: nice to see you on mtf again.

Rommella
02-11-2009, 08:29 AM
Spot on, Mr. Krajicek, especially on the mental side of things. And now, Jelena tells Roger off.

Julien Pretot
Reuters, 10 February

PARIS, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Roger Federer should concentrate on his own career rather than criticising others, Serb Jelena Jankovic said on Tuesday after being irked by the Swiss master's unflattering verdict on her number one world ranking last year.

Last month, former world number one Federer hit out at the way the WTA rankings were calculated, saying a player who has never won a grand slam should not be granted the number one spot.

Jankovic reached the top spot in the WTA rankings in August having never won a major tournament. She lost her first grand slam final to American Serena Williams at last year's U.S. Open.

The Serb has since dropped down to third in the world following a shock fourth-round defeat to France's Marion Bartoli at the Australian Open.

"To be honest, I do not like to talk about players, I really prefer to focus on myself," Jankovic told Reuters in an interview at the Paris Open.

She said she could not understand why Federer felt the need to hit out at women's tennis while his great rival Rafa Nadal, who took over from the Swiss as world number one, was so "humble".

"Why should he even care? I don't like putting my nose in other's business.

"I mean, one thing I like about Nadal is that he is such a great champion, he is so humble, always has kind words for everybody, he is a role model for everybody," said Jankovic.

"Federer is a great champion, I don't want to get in a fight with him but why does he care, I really don't understand. Why does he need to do that?"

Federer also led the charge against Jankovic's compatriot Novak Djokovic when he quit because of the heat in his Australian Open quarter-final match against Andy Roddick.

"I'm almost in favour of saying, you know what, if you're not fit enough, just get out of here," the Swiss said.

Jankovic said Federer should not criticise fellow players. "I don't think it's nice to attack other players.

"If he retired, he probably had his reasons, he knows better. You cannot attack someone when you don't have proof, when you don't have a piece of evidence.

"There is no reason to offend him that way."

Jankovic will open her Paris Open campaign with a first-round match against Italian Francesca Schiavone.

The interview was organised by WTA Tour sponsors Sony Ericsson.

Sunset of Age
02-11-2009, 11:08 AM
karin!!!!!:hug: nice to see you on mtf again.

Thanks dear! :hug:

SUKTUEN
02-11-2009, 01:01 PM
Andy Roddick (on Federer's emotional post-match reaction):

I think in sports you can certainly, you know, everyone can relate to being disappointed. I think the thing about, you know, kind of having to stay on for an awards ceremony and from what I read, I think Roger touched on it. Kind of going after a match, taking a shower, stretching, that's kind of all part of your routine to kind of cool down and to kind of almost try to grab a sense of perspective and get away from everybody watching for a second.
"When you have to go straight into the awards ceremony, you know, it's not easy especially after losing a Grand Slam final. I've been on the other end of that with Roger a couple of times. So I don't think it's surprising or out of the ordinary.


Thankyou so much Andy~

Eden
02-18-2009, 09:35 AM
From an interview with Todd Martin:


Tennis Week: Along those lines, when you look at the Nadal-Federer final how do you assess it. After Wimbledon, Federer could walk off the court and say he did everything he could do and Nadal was just that little bit better. Could he say that walking off the court in Melbourne? Is the disparity between them tactical or technical or mental now? I mean does he get a little bit uptight now knowing the challenges Nadal presents?

Todd Martin: You can look at this game thoroughly and analyze all of its complexities or you can look at it real simply. The simplest I ever heard it summed up was when I talked to Jose Higueras who taught me for years. I was in Estoril, Portugal watching Felix Mantilla playing Albert Costa. I called Jose and was on the phone with him while I was watching the match and I said 'Jose, nothing's happening. It's the same point over and over again.' He said 'Yeah, when those guys play against each other they do the same thing and whoever is stronger and fitter wins that day.' So that's pretty simple. With Roger and Rafa these guys play at such a high level and they do everything well. They both defend differently, but they both defend well — better than anyone else. They both attack differently, but they both attack better than everybody else. But I would say there's two things that stand out: one, the fact that Roger struggles hurting Rafa with the backhand and two, the fact that Rafael plays every single point as hard as he can. I used to think Roger was infallible mentally because against everyone else he plays every point the same way and there's no relent in him. But he does play loose points, he does play some shaky points against Rafael. And it's not like, he shanks a shot, I don't necessarily view that to be a loose point. But some shot selection issues, Rafael doesn't make those mistakes right now. Five years down the road when the next guy is there he's gonna play some of those (loose) points. But I think Roger's best day with his backhand he still has a challenge because of the mental strain and if he doesn't hit his backhand well then it can be a tough day. But that being said, Roger could still win two out of the next three Slams. I thought a great question at the beginning of this year was: is Federer going to win two Slams this year or not another one ever. Beginning of the year, I would have picked two this year and I might still pick two this year.

Tennis Week: If not for Nadal being so strong you could argue he had a good shot to win the last three in a row.

Todd Martin: I thought the fact he finished last year winning the Open, right then I said if he has no injury over the offseason I pick him to win the Australian. Because I think overall and in terms of completeness, he's the best player on a faster surface. But Rafael is obviously an awfully good and gives up nothing.

Source: http://www.tennisweek.com/news/fullstory.sps?inewsid=6627304

SUKTUEN
02-18-2009, 01:27 PM
:worship:

FSRteam
02-23-2009, 07:06 PM
Thanks to Rita who posted the below on michael lammer's page...

Lammer wants to repay Federer's faith

By Alaric Gomes, Senior Reporter
Published: February 22, 2009, 23:10

Dubai: Michael Lammer is a guest of former world No 1 and four-time Dubai champion Roger Federer. And today, he wants to repay this hospitality to one of the world's best players by advancing "as far as possible" in the main draw of the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships.

"Roger is a good friend and he has allowed me to stay at his apartment here. I hope I can compensate this gesture by going as far as possible in the main draw," Lammer told Gulf News after winning 6-1, 6-3 against Jonathan Dasnieresde Veigy of France yesterday.

"You cannot compare anyone to Roger, and I cannot replace him here. But I hope I will do well in the main competition," the Swiss said.

The 26-year-old is Federer's contemporary on court, seizing every opportunity to learn about tennis from his more gifted countryman.

"A player like Roger comes once in a lifetime. We've had some great sportspeople, but Martina (Hingis) and Roger definitely stand out. Roger is always there to help any of us any time. And besides, he is such a great friend too," Lammer said.

Switzerland received another bonus when Marco Chiudinelli went through 7-6 (1), 6-4 in his match against Paolo Lorenzi of Italy to make it two Swiss players in the main draw.

Currently ranked after 400, Chiudinelli made it to the qualifiers after receiving a wild card as the winner of the annual Aviation Cup, held at the end of the year.

Also advancing to the main draw of the competition were Laurent Recouderc with a 6-4, 6-4 win against Rik De Voest. Italy's Flavio Cipolla defeated Marsel Ilhan of Turkey 6-2, 6-4 to advance into the main competition, which starts at 2 pm today.

Gulfnews.com

biological
02-23-2009, 07:09 PM
:awww: that is so lovely and cute :inlove:

:hug: to Roger, Michael and Marco, you excellent Swiss maestros

SUKTUEN
02-24-2009, 02:12 PM
thanks

trickcy
02-24-2009, 02:16 PM
:awww: That's so sweet :D Thanks a lot for posting :)

Rita
02-27-2009, 12:20 PM
Vera Dushevina on
http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/26022009/58/girl-tour-miss-federer-playing.html



Valentine: Hi Vera, I've got two questions for you! First, are there any tennis players out there who you don't just admire, but want to emulate? And second, do you watch a lot of tennis - or other sports?

Answer: I don't want to emulate anyone, but I always admired the way that Jennifer Capriati and Kim Clijsters played. And the only sport I ever watch is tennis - I try not to miss Roger Federer's games. I really enjoyed his match against Marat Safin in Melbourne.

the WTA girls all admire rog so cute :awww:

SUKTUEN
02-28-2009, 12:11 PM
many WTA players love Roger~~~:devil:

Federerhingis
03-04-2009, 12:23 AM
Vera Dushevina on
http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/26022009/58/girl-tour-miss-federer-playing.html



Valentine: Hi Vera, I've got two questions for you! First, are there any tennis players out there who you don't just admire, but want to emulate? And second, do you watch a lot of tennis - or other sports?

Answer: I don't want to emulate anyone, but I always admired the way that Jennifer Capriati and Kim Clijsters played. And the only sport I ever watch is tennis - I try not to miss Roger Federer's games. I really enjoyed his match against Marat Safin in Melbourne.

the WTA girls all admire rog so cute :awww:

Yup many wta players admire Roger, Lindsay Davenport never tires of watching him, Henin used to say she learned more about tennis and perfecting her technique by watching the ATP tour and I am sure most of her focus was on Roger's technique. ;) Hingis is also another avid Roger fan. The list goes on... :p

Corey Feldman
03-04-2009, 12:40 PM
i hear Jankovic is a big fan of Roger

:tape::tape:

Dini
03-04-2009, 12:45 PM
i hear Jankovic is a big fan of Roger

:tape::tape:

:haha:

On a more serious note, Bartoli is a huge Fed fan, she cried after the Wimby loss and he is like her biggest idol. Serena Williams too.

Crazy Girl
03-04-2009, 02:01 PM
Who knows what anyone of these girls desires from Roger??
Who knows...???
:help::lick::lick::drool::drool::help:
:eek::spit::spit::eek:

Crazy Girl
03-04-2009, 02:07 PM
i hear Jankovic is a big fan of Roger

:tape::tape:Beautiful Corey,
Many girls of wta are fans of Federer....
for his beautiful classic tennis....
and....moreover....:eek:
I'm sure Jankovic, too,.....let's her to see his....:o:o:o
and then, we can discuss about her...:devil::p:p:devil:

SUKTUEN
03-04-2009, 02:28 PM
i hear Jankovic is a big fan of Roger

:tape::tape:

What? Really?:o

MalwareDie
03-04-2009, 02:56 PM
:haha:

On a more serious note, Bartoli is a huge Fed fan, she cried after the Wimby loss and he is like her biggest idol. Serena Williams too.

Serena is a liar. She was cheering for Mugboar at the AO.

Obey.my.dreamz
03-04-2009, 03:56 PM
its not actually a player's comment , but its a comment from commentator after federer's imba shot, i think u've heard it, its pretty cool ..so after rog does that sick shot,.. he says :
" sometimes is appropriate just to give thanks, and we should be thankful that we live in era where we are able to witness the brilliance of this man "

there are few more interesting comments ,but cant quite recall now :) but i love when them commentatorz get all spiritual about rog :)

edit : lol who's mugboar :D

Dini
03-04-2009, 04:24 PM
its not actually a player's comment , but its a comment from commentator after federer's imba shot, i think u've heard it, its pretty cool ..so after rog does that sick shot,.. he says :
" sometimes is appropriate just to give thanks, and we should be thankful that we live in era where we are able to witness the brilliance of this man "

there are few more interesting comments ,but cant quite recall now :) but i love when them commentatorz get all spiritual about rog :)

edit : lol who's mugboar :D

Nadal

Sunset of Age
03-05-2009, 12:03 AM
Serena is a liar. She was cheering for Mugboar at the AO.

Nadal

'Mugboar' (:rolleyes:) happens to be one of Roger's most stalwart defenders whenever the press calls out Roger being 'finished'... even if you don't like his style of tennis (an opinion to which I think people are fully entitled, even if I don't agree with it at all)... he doens't at all deserves the bad rap he gets so often over here and on plenty of other places, too. ;)

Rita
03-10-2009, 09:55 AM
James Blake on rog

“There's no stigma anymore about being a man and crying,” said James Blake ....

“I think every player at some point has felt like they've gotten to a certain level, and they feel like they could be one notch higher or they feel it would be so much nicer to get that,” added Blake. “Whether it's for me or getting that one Grand Slam, or for someone else. Whether it's to get into that Top 100 or they just missed it. And for him, he's dealing with such historical references to be basically the greatest of all time, that you can see how tough that is to be on the verge of it, and not quite get there.”

Blake, for one, hopes it has no diminishing effect. “I hope people appreciate it and don't think any less of him,” he said of Federer. “He really is one of the greats of our sport in terms of his ability. But he's also one of the greatest guys. So I would never want to take anything away from him for that show of emotion. “

Corey Feldman
03-10-2009, 11:22 AM
you can always rely on Blake fanboying Fed :lol::worship:

SUKTUEN
03-10-2009, 01:29 PM
Thankyou so much James~~you are sooooo kind~~~:worship:

FedFan_2007
03-10-2009, 06:43 PM
Always a class act James :worship:

Obey.my.dreamz
03-10-2009, 07:37 PM
Blake is so not an asslicker,.. he's a pure class!!!

SUKTUEN
03-11-2009, 02:12 PM
James always very kind to Roger~~~

punk_chick
03-11-2009, 04:46 PM
"You look at their matches, and what I see a little bit is that Rafa is getting better," Higueras said. "It's not that Roger is playing worse. I think Rafa is playing better. He's hitting the ball through the court, hitting his slice backhand better, serving better and volleying better. At that level, it doesn't take that much to tip the scale, and the other thing is that Rafa's best shot the forehand goes to Roger's weakest shot, the backhand. Rafa is a great competitor. It's tough. But he doesn't get blown off the court, and I would say in their last two matches at Wimbledon in Australia, Roger should have won both of them."






of course Roger should have won those 2...:sad:

SUKTUEN
03-12-2009, 03:29 PM
Roger will find his way~~

RogiFan88
03-13-2009, 02:28 PM
Roger will find his way~~

I agree, Suktuen!! :angel:

SUKTUEN
03-13-2009, 05:28 PM
I agree, Suktuen!! :angel:

I think Roger is a very strong man, he can make his mind ~~;)

Rita
03-18-2009, 05:39 PM
Safin on Federer: "I play against Federer many times, and he just surprised me every time. Each time the way he's moving the ball, the way he changes the pace, the way he's moving, the way he's destroying your game, basically. Takes him four games to destroy you completely. He serves pretty well, he returns, and that's it. Eventually, you just gonna break down."

Safin on Federer vs. Nadal: "Nadal, he got into his [Federer's] brain. Nadal, he just manage to get into his brain. Psychologically Federer cannot beat Nadal. But tennis-wise, I think Federer is better."

Celaeno
03-18-2009, 07:00 PM
Safin on Federer: "I play against Federer many times, and he just surprised me every time. Each time the way he's moving the ball, the way he changes the pace, the way he's moving, the way he's destroying your game, basically. Takes him four games to destroy you completely. He serves pretty well, he returns, and that's it. Eventually, you just gonna break down."

Safin on Federer vs. Nadal: "Nadal, he got into his [Federer's] brain. Nadal, he just manage to get into his brain. Psychologically Federer cannot beat Nadal. But tennis-wise, I think Federer is better."

Marat :inlove:

I'm gonna conveniently forget the Nadal comments (however true they may be) and just focus on the bolded part :angel:

Obey.my.dreamz
03-18-2009, 11:14 PM
hehe, i just saw that funny nike commercial with alot of celebrity players,..federer was so confused in that elevator

trickcy
03-19-2009, 09:04 AM
Marat :inlove: :hearts: I agree with the bold part Federer is betterer :angel:

Spirit_fire
03-19-2009, 10:36 AM
Federer is betterer than chocolate... :inlove: :lol:

SUKTUEN
03-19-2009, 02:22 PM
Safin~~~~:devil:

tennis2tennis
03-19-2009, 02:38 PM
hehe, i just saw that funny nike commercial with alot of celebrity players,..federer was so confused in that elevator

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a355/Emily-b/1-2.jpg

RogiFan88
03-23-2009, 04:34 PM
I would like to hear more peers of Rogi talking about him, rather than those old, has-been "champions" who are so self-centred it's not funny...

Rita
03-28-2009, 11:18 AM
James Blake on roger
I just don't think anyone with that kind of experience and that kind of talent can ever be counted out of any tournament. I see him as one of the favorites no matter how old he is, no matter what -- just based on that experience that
he's had and how many Grand Slams and how many Super 9s or Masters Series or Masters 1000s that he's won. He just has that knack for winning.

Corey Feldman
03-28-2009, 01:35 PM
hey.... where is that Fed elevator advert?

Obey.my.dreamz
03-28-2009, 01:37 PM
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a355/Emily-b/1-2.jpg

this picture is just priceless look, like a real actor ^^ hehe

Corey Feldman
03-28-2009, 01:39 PM
it looks like his crying face

:(

biological
03-28-2009, 01:43 PM
Mikey :hug:

8HqGWcnz3sQ

Corey Feldman
03-28-2009, 01:45 PM
haha thx :hug:

good advert :p

Obey.my.dreamz
03-28-2009, 01:49 PM
it looks like his crying face

:(

no,.it more looks like funny way of:" Oh,no ,.. am screwd!! "

SUKTUEN
03-28-2009, 03:54 PM
James also always support Roger like Andy~~~

kissakiss
03-28-2009, 10:31 PM
From Roger's PR No.1 James Blake's presser yesterday.

Q. Do you sense or do the players kind of talk about even the sense of a different persona about Roger now at all?

JAMES BLAKE: You know, I've always felt Roger is a very laid-back guy, about as nice as can be in the locker room. I don't think it's changed. You know, it's really a refreshing thing to see the top guys in our sport being such nice guys. Roger, you see Rafa in the rocker room, you se Andy, both Andys, Andy Murray and Andy Roddick. I really don't know if there was ever a time -- obviously I've never been involved in any other era of the sport -- but I don't know of any sport or any era where you've got those kind of personalities, those kind of, you know, talents being that great of guys. I think we're lucky in that regard. But I don't think Roger has changed at all.


Q. Do you sense he doesn't have the confidence he used to at all, or not?

JAMES BLAKE: I don't feel that. You know, I haven't played him in the last six months or so, but he definitely still seems -- like he never, I don't know, had that No. 1 mentality or whatever when he came into the locker room. I didn't feel like before he was looking down on people, where he's better than anyone else or he's above picking up his own trash or tossing out his dirty towels or anything. He's always been just a very down-to-earth guy, and I don't think that's changed
now that he's 2 in the world. I don't think it will change no matter what the circumstances are on the court. I like the fact that I think that's just the way he was raised, is to be a , you know, polite, respectful guy. I credit him with that, because a lot of people in his position could have lost that along the way.


Q. When you talk about Roger Federer, the fact he's No. 2 and that some people are saying, Oh, his game has been off and what have you, is that dangerous to do with a guy that's been this good for this long, to start talking about the holes in his...

JAMES BLAKE: Yeah, it's very dangerous. The guy is going to go down as possibly the greatest player of all time. And to start
saying he's not as good as he used to be, it's the same thing people did with Tiger Woods, saying he's not as good, he is in a slump. But it's based on the bar being set so high. But such a great athlete in an individual sport that it's so overly scrutinized. It's at times unfair, but I assume a lot of people aren't going to shed too many tears over the plight of Roger
Federer. He's obviously one of the greatest of all time and has had so much success. I think you saw it when people counted Pete Sampras out before his last Grand Slam win at the US Open. I just don't think anyone with that kind of experience and that kind of talent can ever be counted out of any tournament. I see him as one of the favorites no matter how old he is, no matter what -- just based on that experience that he's had and how many Grand Slams and how many Super 9s or Masters Series or Masters 1000s that he's won. He just has that knack for winning.

Obey.my.dreamz
03-28-2009, 10:39 PM
Didn't know james was so smart,..

Sunset of Age
03-28-2009, 10:46 PM
You know, it's really a refreshing thing to see the top guys in our sport being such nice guys. Roger, you see Rafa in the rocker room, you se Andy, both Andys, Andy Murray and Andy Roddick. I really don't know if there was ever a time -- obviously I've never been involved in any other era of the sport -- but I don't know of any sport or any era where you've got those kind of personalities, those kind of, you know, talents being that great of guys. I think we're lucky in that regard.

James. Couldn't agree with you more! :worship: :worship: :worship:

SUKTUEN
03-29-2009, 11:08 AM
James is always a smart guy~~:D

Eden
04-07-2009, 11:01 PM
From an interview with Wayne Ferreira:


Tennis Week: When you watch Federer play now, do you think some of his recent issues are technical, tactical or mental? Does he need to alter his game significantly to get back on top or just execute the game style he plays now more effectively?

Wayne Ferreira: I think it's a little mental. I think he's become a little negative on himself. He used to serve and volley quite a bit in his earlier years on tour and now he almost never serve and volleys. I think he needs to come in more against these guys a bit. If you want to start dominating again you need to get a more positive attitude on court and be a little bit more aggressive.

Source: http://www.tennisweek.com/news/fullstory.sps?inewsid=6630300

SUKTUEN
04-08-2009, 05:01 PM
:worship::worship:

Swiss Mountain
04-08-2009, 11:56 PM
Me too :worship: ...

punk_chick
04-14-2009, 09:55 AM
Rivals say Federer still a formidable opponent


MONTE CARLO (Reuters) – Roger Federer may have lost the tag of world number one but he is still a formidable opponent, several top players said on Monday.

The usually-composed Federer, who has yet to win a tournament in 2009, broke down in tears after losing the Australian Open final to the top-ranked Rafael Nadal in January and smashed one of his rackets in this month's Miami Masters.

"I found it strange he broke his racket in Miami, he who always keeps calm," world number three Novak Djokovic told reporters at the Monte Carlo Masters. "But these things happen when you are frustrated on the court."

"Federer won everything for four years and now he starts losing against some players but you cannot say he is in crisis."

Nadal said the Swiss, who starts his Monte Carlo campaign with a second-round match against Italian Andreas Seppi on Wednesday, had performed well this year.

"He has played a grand slam final and two Masters Series semi-finals, these are very good results," said the Spaniard.

"Everybody talks about the racket he smashed in Miami but that's nothing. It happens to everyone."

"He just needs a title to confirm his good start to the season."

CLASS ACT

Frenchman Gilles Simon, who beat the former world number one twice last year and has yet to lose to the Swiss, said Federer was still a class act.

"Why does he lose his temper on the court? Because he did not need to before as he used to slaughter everyone," said world number seven Simon.

"To me, on a good day, he still is the best player in the world. He had already broken rackets before, now he is frustrated so he does it again."

"In a way it makes him more human."

Spaniard Fernando Verdasco said world number two Federer was finding it difficult to cope with more regular defeats.

"Two years ago he was winning everything. Now, since the beginning of the year, he has been beaten by Nadal, Djokovic and (Andy) Murray," said the eighth-ranked Verdasco.

"I think mentally it is not easy to handle."

Gael Monfils, who lost to Federer in the French Open semi-finals last year, said the Swiss would be looking to avenge his defeats.

"We must not forget who he is," said the 10th-ranked Frenchman Monfils. "He will be out for revenge."

SUKTUEN
04-14-2009, 04:16 PM
thanks

MalwareDie
04-14-2009, 05:29 PM
"He has played a grand slam final and two Masters Series semi-finals, these are very good results," said the Spaniard.

"Everybody talks about the racket he smashed in Miami but that's nothing. It happens to everyone."

"He just needs a title to confirm his good start to the season."



And a title isn't going to confirm anything because Roger is unlikely to win anything until Halle.

Sunset of Age
04-14-2009, 05:34 PM
Rivals say Federer still a formidable opponent


MONTE CARLO (Reuters) – Roger Federer may have lost the tag of world number one but he is still a formidable opponent, several top players said on Monday.

The usually-composed Federer, who has yet to win a tournament in 2009, broke down in tears after losing the Australian Open final to the top-ranked Rafael Nadal in January and smashed one of his rackets in this month's Miami Masters.

"I found it strange he broke his racket in Miami, he who always keeps calm," world number three Novak Djokovic told reporters at the Monte Carlo Masters. "But these things happen when you are frustrated on the court."

"Federer won everything for four years and now he starts losing against some players but you cannot say he is in crisis."

Nadal said the Swiss, who starts his Monte Carlo campaign with a second-round match against Italian Andreas Seppi on Wednesday, had performed well this year.

"He has played a grand slam final and two Masters Series semi-finals, these are very good results," said the Spaniard.

"Everybody talks about the racket he smashed in Miami but that's nothing. It happens to everyone."

"He just needs a title to confirm his good start to the season."

CLASS ACT

Frenchman Gilles Simon, who beat the former world number one twice last year and has yet to lose to the Swiss, said Federer was still a class act.

"Why does he lose his temper on the court? Because he did not need to before as he used to slaughter everyone," said world number seven Simon.

"To me, on a good day, he still is the best player in the world. He had already broken rackets before, now he is frustrated so he does it again."

"In a way it makes him more human."

Spaniard Fernando Verdasco said world number two Federer was finding it difficult to cope with more regular defeats.

"Two years ago he was winning everything. Now, since the beginning of the year, he has been beaten by Nadal, Djokovic and (Andy) Murray," said the eighth-ranked Verdasco.

"I think mentally it is not easy to handle."

Gael Monfils, who lost to Federer in the French Open semi-finals last year, said the Swiss would be looking to avenge his defeats.

"We must not forget who he is," said the 10th-ranked Frenchman Monfils. "He will be out for revenge."

:worship: :worship: :worship: Thanks to ALL of Roger's great colleagues!
I wish the :retard: media would learn something from them on how to give Roger the respect he so much deserves.

SUKTUEN
04-15-2009, 04:56 AM
Roger will play today~~we will see~~

Eden
05-08-2009, 07:15 PM
Translation of some comments from German player Andreas Beck:



I recently talked in Monte Carlo with Roger Federer about the VfB Stuttgart [a German soccer team in the Bundesliga].

SPOX: Federer is your big role model, right?

Beck: Absolutely. First of all I find his playing game brilliant. He has the best and most variable game on the tour, he can do everything. But even more important it is for me that he is such a kind and friendly guy. He is so grounded and does so many good things with his foundation and is very helpful. He isn't just an extraordinary athlete, but also an extraordinary person. I wish him that he is going to win his 6th Wimbledon title this year.

Source: http://www.spox.com/de/sport/mehrsport/tennis/0905/Artikel/andreas-beck-interview-roger-federer-rafael-nadal-wimbledon-vfb-stuttgart.html

Rita
05-08-2009, 07:25 PM
:awww: thanks Doris for that :wavey:

Corey Feldman
05-08-2009, 09:31 PM
Verdasco needs to shut up

soraya
05-09-2009, 12:25 AM
Verdasco needs to shut up
http://smiley.onegreatguy.net/lol.gif. Him of all people....who http://smiley.onegreatguy.net/shit.gif whenever he is facing piggy

recessional
05-09-2009, 12:33 AM
Translation of some comments from German player Andreas Beck:



Source: http://www.spox.com/de/sport/mehrsport/tennis/0905/Artikel/andreas-beck-interview-roger-federer-rafael-nadal-wimbledon-vfb-stuttgart.html

Aw. I always think it's adorable when fellow players act like fanboys over him. :awww:

Rita
05-09-2009, 06:44 AM
Verdasco needs to shut up

what did he say?

trickcy
05-09-2009, 03:52 PM
Andreas Beck :kiss:
Rita :wavey: Maybe Mikey is referring to Verdasco's comments posted above, along with other players' in which he says Roger has been losing this year to blah and blah and that mentally whatever..

Rita
05-09-2009, 04:41 PM
Andreas Beck :kiss:
Rita :wavey: Maybe Mikey is referring to Verdasco's comments posted above, along with other players' in which he says Roger has been losing this year to blah and blah and that mentally whatever..

oh :lol: i see thanks :hug:

Eden
05-20-2009, 11:20 AM
From Chris Evert:


Bonnie D. Ford: Chris, you're certainly familiar with having a long, great rivalry hit an interesting tipping point. Is that's what's happened with Nadal and Federer in Grand Slams? Once that momentum gets going, is there a way to stop it?

Chris Evert: It's interesting. With Martina [Navratilova], I dominated the first part of it, she came on strong the second part, then I broke that streak and won the '85 and '86 French Opens, so we were sort of even when we retired. [Editor's note: Each woman won 18 Grand Slam titles; Navratilova finished with a 10-4 edge in their head-to-head Slam finals and had 43 wins to Evert's 37 in their career series.] Anything is possible. The thing that concerns me about Roger is, I just don't know if his best is going to be good enough to beat Nadal. I don't really see him playing out of the box, so to speak; I don't see him changing anything, and that is what must happen if he wants to turn the tide. And also you have the added dimension of Andy Murray emerging, and [Novak] Djokovic, he seems to have gotten it back together.

Ford: I know it's easy to give advice from afar, but do you agree with the speculation that Roger needs a full-time coach at this point?

Evert: I think he's his best coach. I don't think there's anyone better than him out there. Maybe someone to help him with training, fitness, getting stronger. If he can't beat [Nadal], join him. Maybe he needs to get into the gym more. And by the way, he might be doing all this already, I don't know. The fitness level could improve and that will bring along with it quickness and more power. But as far as playing the game and tactics, Roger is the best judge of that. Fitness helps you psychologically, there's no doubt about it. When Martina started cleaning my clock, I said, I at least have to give myself a chance here, and so I went into the gym. Not to try to copy her, but just to be the best I could be and the strongest I could be. I think that's what Roger needs to think about. Now's not the time, but after this year when you have a period of six weeks, two months where you can really train hard.

Ford: In retrospect, what surprises you more -- that Nadal was able to beat Federer at Wimbledon or on hard court in Australia?

Evert: Wimbledon. Roger is such a natural volleyer and Nadal is not. Nadal hits with such topspin that it's not going to be as effective on a grass court where the bounce is lower. His strengths are not as effective on a grass court and his weaknesses are a little more exposed. I'm so impressed with how quickly Nadal has become a grass-court player and adjusted his game. At the same time, I'm a little surprised that Roger, in the last year and a half, two years, I feel, is starting to lose the feeling of closing matches. He's not closing as confidently as he did in the past. Isn't there something about Federer that pulls at your heartstrings? I cry every time he loses a match, and I don't even know the guy. (Laughs) There's something so endearing about him as a person.

Source: http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/french09/columns/story?columnist=ford_bonnie_d&id=4176032

SUKTUEN
05-20-2009, 02:19 PM
:worship:

Obey.my.dreamz
05-20-2009, 03:39 PM
""Isn't there something about Federer that pulls at your heartstrings? I cry every time he loses a match, and I don't even know the guy. (Laughs) There's something so endearing about him as a person. ""

So there is something about this dude afterall,.... I mean i dont kno the guy,..and its not like he died or smtn, no , .he loses a set and am AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA WTF !?!? it weirds me out

Rita
05-20-2009, 08:34 PM
:inlove:
Thanks :)

didadida
05-20-2009, 09:04 PM
this is so cute
isnt he very lovley person that you cant stop loving him

SUKTUEN
05-21-2009, 03:09 PM
who said that?

CmonAussie
05-22-2009, 03:34 AM
who said that?

:wavey:
Suktuen,
...do you not know Chris Evert?
She is one of the greatest female tennis players ever (won all 4 slams in her career);)
Chris Evert was at the top for much of the 1970s & 80s, now she`s married to former #1 golfer Greg Norman (who is good friends with Hewitt):cool:

SUKTUEN
05-22-2009, 06:09 PM
:wavey:
Suktuen,
...do you not know Chris Evert?
She is one of the greatest female tennis players ever (won all 4 slams in her career);)
Chris Evert was at the top for much of the 1970s & 80s, now she`s married to former #1 golfer Greg Norman (who is good friends with Hewitt):cool:

Oh!! Thankyou so much for your infor!!:eek:

Rita
05-28-2009, 05:59 PM
"Q. You competed against many generations, Edberg, Agassi, Sampras, and Federer. How do you look back at these matchups against many champions, generations?

FABRICE SANTORO: Well, you're talking about all the greatest champions we had in tennis, so it's tough to compare Agassi, Sampras, Federer or Nadal. They are all the best we ever had. But for me, we played like seven times Sampras, six times Agassi, and eleven times Federer.
Federer is different, because when he's playing at his best, everything is just perfect on the court, what he can do with the racquet and the ball.
I remember a few matches I played against him, and I was looking at him when I was playing, saying, Wow, how is itpossible to play so well? But also,playing against Agassi in the past six times was always something special, because the way he was playing was something I really enjoy."

tennis2tennis
05-28-2009, 07:16 PM
"Q. You competed against many generations, Edberg, Agassi, Sampras, and Federer. How do you look back at these matchups against many champions, generations?

FABRICE SANTORO: Well, you're talking about all the greatest champions we had in tennis, so it's tough to compare Agassi, Sampras, Federer or Nadal. They are all the best we ever had. But for me, we played like seven times Sampras, six times Agassi, and eleven times Federer.
Federer is different, because when he's playing at his best, everything is just perfect on the court, what he can do with the racquet and the ball.
I remember a few matches I played against him, and I was looking at him when I was playing, saying, Wow, how is itpossible to play so well? But also,playing against Agassi in the past six times was always something special, because the way he was playing was something I really enjoy."


SANTORO I'm gonna miss him in the tour

SUKTUEN
05-29-2009, 12:29 AM
thnakyou so much Mr.SANTORO~~

Rommella
05-30-2009, 10:31 AM
Martina Navratilova commentating on the Stosur-Dementieva match amidst the grunts and in the wake of the De Brito ear-shattering shrieks: "You do not need to grunt or shout when hitting the ball. Roger Federer does not make any noise when he hits the ball... (mentions a couple of other players who are more or less quiet)".

Off-topic: I dread the day that De Brito goes up against Sharapova or the Williamses. People would need to take out insurance against ear damage in addition to paying for their tickets.

trickcy
05-30-2009, 10:58 AM
Q: Who do you think is the nicest tennis player on the circuit?

Virginia Wade: Roger Federer without a doubt, and of the women, Kuznetsova.


Q. Who would you love to play mixed doubles with?

Marion Bartoli: Roger Federer. He always says hi. He's really friendly. I love him but I would get really nervous if I had to play with him.

Bartoli is such a fangirl :D

Dini
05-30-2009, 01:06 PM
Lleyton :lol:

Q. If you look to this tournament you see some former No. 1 players like Safin, Ferrero, you. You're not still inthe 30s, but it seems like your generation cannot pick on anymore. How do you see that?

LLEYTON HEWITT: Roger is doing all right for our generation. We'll just hang on to him at the moment.

trickcy
05-30-2009, 04:38 PM
Q. Who is your favourite player on tour?

Radek Stepanek: Roger Federer.

SUKTUEN
05-30-2009, 06:13 PM
:worship::worship::worship:

Rita
05-30-2009, 08:47 PM
Who’s your sporting idol?

E. Dementieva: Roger Federer.

Who would be your ideal partner for mixed doubles?

E. Dementieva:Roger Federer. I’ve played against him before in an exhibition match in Hong Kong.

www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/articles/2009-05-30/200905301243681726921.html

recessional
05-30-2009, 08:51 PM
So much love from everyone. :awww: :inlove:

Eden
05-30-2009, 08:55 PM
Those players really seem to see Roger with different eyes then some people on MTF ;)

icedevil0289
05-30-2009, 08:57 PM
Q. Who is your favourite player on tour?

Radek Stepanek: Roger Federer.

steps just went up a few notches in my book.

Obey.my.dreamz
05-30-2009, 09:38 PM
damn he is so huge.. and u got a feeling he's not even trying..he's just being roger the awesome (=
and am glad to hear that from hewitt and dementieva,.. i dig them both ;)

Dini
05-30-2009, 09:54 PM
Sexy Stepanek :inlove:

SUKTUEN
05-31-2009, 01:32 PM
Dementieva you are so sweet!!!!:D

kissakiss
05-31-2009, 06:03 PM
May 28, 2009, 11:42 pm
The Magician Makes His Picks
By Christopher Clarey

Fabrice Santoro, the unorthodox French player once dubbed The Magician by Pete Sampras, has announced his intention to retire at the end of this season. On Wednesday, he lost here in the first round to Christophe Rochus of Belgium in what was his 20th appearance in singles at Roland Garros. He also intends to play once more at Wimbledon and the United States Open. At 36, he has played against nearly all of the greatest players of the last 20 years. Before the French Open, I asked Santoro to come up with a list of the best he has come across.

Here are his picks:

Best forehand: Roger Federer
Best backhand: Andre Agassi
Best first serve: Andy Roddick
Best second serve: Pete Sampras
Best volleys: Tim Henman
Best returns: Andre Agassi
Best movement: Rafael Nadal
Best touch: Joker (a French term that translates roughly as “No comment”). One had the distinct impression that Santoro was thinking of a certain unorthodox Frenchman who has played 20 times at Roland Garros for that final category.

I also asked Santoro to fill in a few other blanks:

Which player was the most intimidating you faced?
I played Federer 11 times and won twice and lost 9 times, and at one stage, I had the impression that I was facing the perfect player. Perfect in his manner of moving on the court, perfect in his balance, in his manner of handling his emotions and in his concentration, rigor,
technique and tactics.

Best match you played in your career?
It’s hard to say, but I am certain it came after the age of 30. When you’ve won as many matches as I have, it’s hard to say that my best match was a defeat, but I’m tempted to say it was my loss to Federer in the second round at the 2005 US Open. That night, I was afraid to play Roger. I was afraid to not be good enough in New York in front of 23,000 people in a night session, and I managed to push my limits and express everything I know how to do best.

Most frustrating player to play? I did not like to play against Yevgeni Kafelnikov. He always caused me lots of problems.

The player who could have done much more with his potential? Perhaps Mark Philipppoussis of Australia. He reached the final at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, but he had an exceptional talent. He should have won Grand Slams.

The most pleasant player on a human level?
No doubt at all. Roger Federer. He’s elegant on and off the court, a fine ambassador for tennis.

The most unpleasant player? Not easy to say, but a player like Marcelo Rios of Chile comes to mind. He was not very generous. He took a lot from the game and did not give much back.


http://straightsets.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/05/28/the-magician-makes-his-picks/

Obey.my.dreamz
05-31-2009, 06:48 PM
Is there anyone to say anything bad about swiss maestro?!?! The only way that haters use to hurt us ( roger's fans) is :" Crybaby " ,.. that's all they got.. so am thinking..ok,..let them have that one( but at the end of the day..that just shows how human and actually great he is)
rspct 4 santoro

SUKTUEN
06-01-2009, 12:22 AM
:worship:

trickcy
06-01-2009, 04:35 PM
it's great to read what Fabrice has to say about Roger :)

Haas in his post match interview :
Q. How do you, in your mind after all these years of playing, when he could have missed it by that much more and you had the break and maybe you serve out the match, after all these years, how do you make sense of this in tennis?
TOMMY HAAS: You know, it's just, I guess, the way it is,you know. I mean, like I said,he's ‑‑ you know, there's no secret to why he's been there where he has been the last five years and what he has accomplished.

So you just got to tip your hat and say, That's why he's Roger Federer, you know.

Q. In that vein, you've had the good fortune in your wonderful career to face many fantastic players. Who do youthink the greatest of all time is?
TOMMY HAAS: That's a tough question to answer,really. If you go ‑‑ you can go look at it right now, who has the most Slam titles. Pete's still up there. Roger would have to win a few more to pass him. I think if he does, then in my eyes he deserves rightfully to be considered the greatest ever.

Q. And if he wins here?

TOMMY HAAS: Yeah, I know, I have to think about it more. But if he wins here, you know,he's probably the greatest ever.

Dini
06-01-2009, 04:36 PM
Tommy Haas in his presser:


Q. How do you, in your mind after all these years of playing, when he couldhave missed it by that much more and you had the break and maybe you serve outthe match, after all these years, how do you make sense of this in tennis?

TOMMY HAAS: You know, it's just, I guess, the way it is,you know. I mean, like I said,he's ‑‑ you know, there's no secret to why he's been there where he hasbeen the last five years and what he has accomplished.

So you just got to tipyour hat and say, That's why he's Roger Federer, you know.

Q. In that vein, you've had the good fortune in your wonderful career to face many fantastic players. Who do you think the greatest of all time is?

TOMMY HAAS: That's a tough question to answer,really. If you go ‑‑ you can go look at it right now, who has the most Slam titles. Pete's still up there. Roger would have to win a few more to passhim. I think if he does, then in my eyes he deserves rightfully to be considered the greatest ever.

Q. And if he wins here?

TOMMY HAAS: Yeah, I know, I have to think about it more. But if he wins here, you know,he's probably the greatest ever.

biological
06-01-2009, 06:55 PM
May 28, 2009, 11:42 pm
The Magician Makes His Picks
By Christopher Clarey

Fabrice Santoro, the unorthodox French player once dubbed The Magician by Pete Sampras, has announced his intention to retire at the end of this season. On Wednesday, he lost here in the first round to Christophe Rochus of Belgium in what was his 20th appearance in singles at Roland Garros. He also intends to play once more at Wimbledon and the United States Open. At 36, he has played against nearly all of the greatest players of the last 20 years. Before the French Open, I asked Santoro to come up with a list of the best he has come across.

Here are his picks:

Best forehand: Roger Federer
Best backhand: Andre Agassi
Best first serve: Andy Roddick
Best second serve: Pete Sampras
Best volleys: Tim Henman
Best returns: Andre Agassi
Best movement: Rafael Nadal
Best touch: Joker (a French term that translates roughly as “No comment”). One had the distinct impression that Santoro was thinking of a certain unorthodox Frenchman who has played 20 times at Roland Garros for that final category.

I also asked Santoro to fill in a few other blanks:

Which player was the most intimidating you faced?
I played Federer 11 times and won twice and lost 9 times, and at one stage, I had the impression that I was facing the perfect player. Perfect in his manner of moving on the court, perfect in his balance, in his manner of handling his emotions and in his concentration, rigor,
technique and tactics.

Best match you played in your career?
It’s hard to say, but I am certain it came after the age of 30. When you’ve won as many matches as I have, it’s hard to say that my best match was a defeat, but I’m tempted to say it was my loss to Federer in the second round at the 2005 US Open. That night, I was afraid to play Roger. I was afraid to not be good enough in New York in front of 23,000 people in a night session, and I managed to push my limits and express everything I know how to do best.

Most frustrating player to play? I did not like to play against Yevgeni Kafelnikov. He always caused me lots of problems.

The player who could have done much more with his potential? Perhaps Mark Philipppoussis of Australia. He reached the final at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, but he had an exceptional talent. He should have won Grand Slams.

The most pleasant player on a human level?
No doubt at all. Roger Federer. He’s elegant on and off the court, a fine ambassador for tennis.

The most unpleasant player? Not easy to say, but a player like Marcelo Rios of Chile comes to mind. He was not very generous. He took a lot from the game and did not give much back.


http://straightsets.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/05/28/the-magician-makes-his-picks/

:worship:

Fabrice you are amazing.

SUKTUEN
06-02-2009, 02:36 PM
thankyou

trickcy
06-04-2009, 01:06 PM
Q. You're going to face Federer in the semifinal. Quite a few players and tennis fans would like Roger to win this tournament because it's the only Grand Slam he hasn't won yet. Do you also feel that way, if you were to face him in the next round?

JUAN MARTIN DELPOTRO: We feel the pression of the fans,everybody want Roger to win this tournament. But if I can't do ‑‑ if I can't win this tournament, I want to see next Sunday Roger with the trophy.

Celaeno
06-04-2009, 02:05 PM
Q. You're going to face Federer in the semifinal. Quite a few players and tennis fans would like Roger to win this tournament because it's the only Grand Slam he hasn't won yet. Do you also feel that way, if you were to face him in the next round?

JUAN MARTIN DELPOTRO: We feel the pression of the fans,everybody want Roger to win this tournament. But if I can't do ‑‑ if I can't win this tournament, I want to see next Sunday Roger with the trophy.

That's really sweet, these two seem to have a lot of respect for each other :awww: Still want Roger to crush him, though. :shrug:

SUKTUEN
06-04-2009, 02:37 PM
DELPOTRO is a cute boy~~

trickcy
06-04-2009, 03:19 PM
Q: Who would be your ideal partner for mixed doubles?

Svetlana Kuznetsova: Roger Federer.

:lol: The WTA players are Fedtards :)

trickcy
06-07-2009, 09:09 AM
Q. Sveta,to get to this point where you go back to Moscow and you start putting things together, what was really the most important thing? Taking pressure off? Not worrying about winning? Believing more in yourself? Being more independent?

SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: I came back to Moscow, and I had so many people telling me, You wouldn't be able to play here. You are not able to train here, because it's too much information; it's too much destruction, too much night life or whatever.

And once ‑‑ yeah,here we go. In Olympic Games, I really had tough times because I lost first round. It was big one for me, you know. I was not ready because the schedule was so hard.

I had my friends, basketball players, the girls, they asked me ‑‑ I asked them if they wanted to go to see tennis. They said yes. They came to the club, and they told me they saw Roger and they say, Can we have picture with him? And I was like, You know how I love Roger,and I never came to him myself asking him for picture. I never did.

For me, it's better to do something for other people than for myself. So I did go to him and say, Can you do the picture? So while I was looking at him and, he was looking at me and said, What do you want?

But, you know, me for me it was big,because I never ‑‑ like I knew once he said he likes my tennis and stuff. I also appreciate. I didn't believe it, but... (laughter.)

Yeah, because they said Roger said that. I said, Where? Show me this, because I won't believe what you're saying. He was very nice. He did picture with the girls. I had a talk with him like for 10 minutes,and I never spoken to him before. I was talking to him about the problems I had.

He was listening, and said, Look, I want to move from Spain. I want to go to Russia. Everybody telling me this. I don't know what to do. He say, Look, you can only depend on yourself. You can control it. If you can concentrate and live in Moscow, do this. If you cannot, only you can judge, you know. Only God I say can judge us. You know, this is it.

Q. What would it mean if he (Roger) would win for you?

SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: I was thinking a little bit about it. You know, it means a lot to me if Roger wins and I win. I think when I won the US Open I think he also won.

Definitely I would go for him totally, but I don't think matter if I'm here or not. It doesn't matter. I would be happy for him anyway.

CmonAussie
06-07-2009, 12:29 PM
Q. Sveta,to get to this point where you go back to Moscow and you start putting things together, what was really the most important thing? Taking pressure off? Not worrying about winning? Believing more in yourself? Being more independent?

SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: I came back to Moscow, and I had so many people telling me, You wouldn't be able to play here. You are not able to train here, because it's too much information; it's too much destruction, too much night life or whatever.

And once ‑‑ yeah,here we go. In Olympic Games, I really had tough times because I lost first round. It was big one for me, you know. I was not ready because the schedule was so hard.

I had my friends, basketball players, the girls, they asked me ‑‑ I asked them if they wanted to go to see tennis. They said yes. They came to the club, and they told me they saw Roger and they say, Can we have picture with him? And I was like, You know how I love Roger,and I never came to him myself asking him for picture. I never did.

For me, it's better to do something for other people than for myself. So I did go to him and say, Can you do the picture? So while I was looking at him and, he was looking at me and said, What do you want?

But, you know, me for me it was big,because I never ‑‑ like I knew once he said he likes my tennis and stuff. I also appreciate. I didn't believe it, but... (laughter.)

Yeah, because they said Roger said that. I said, Where? Show me this, because I won't believe what you're saying. He was very nice. He did picture with the girls. I had a talk with him like for 10 minutes,and I never spoken to him before. I was talking to him about the problems I had.

He was listening, and said, Look, I want to move from Spain. I want to go to Russia. Everybody telling me this. I don't know what to do. He say, Look, you can only depend on yourself. You can control it. If you can concentrate and live in Moscow, do this. If you cannot, only you can judge, you know. Only God I say can judge us. You know, this is it.

Q. What would it mean if he (Roger) would win for you?

SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: I was thinking a little bit about it. You know, it means a lot to me if Roger wins and I win. I think when I won the US Open I think he also won.

Definitely I would go for him totally, but I don't think matter if I'm here or not. It doesn't matter. I would be happy for him anyway.

...
Svetlana has the hots for Fed:cool:
However i thought she was lesbian,, only Roger has the power to turn her straight it seems!! Amazing that Mirka managed to hold onto her man despite all the attention he gets from other women:devil:

SUKTUEN
06-07-2009, 04:10 PM
thanks!

juninhOH
06-07-2009, 05:40 PM
Andy Roddick at his twitter (www.twitter.com/andyroddick):

props to fed.... thats an unreal accomplishment and puts and end to the GOAT question in my humble opinion