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***The INDIAN WELLS 2006 TMS thread: Going for three in a row***

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NYCtennisfan
03-05-2006, 05:49 PM
I've never started a cheering thread before, but I was getting way too depressed with the hashing and re-hashing of the Nadal match. On to bigger and better things.

I don't believe that any player has ever won a TMS event three years in a row since the Super 9/TMS series started. Let's hope that Roger becomes the first.

GO ROGER!

Rogiman
03-05-2006, 06:03 PM
Roger, if you're going to lose - do it in the early rounds :o

rofe
03-05-2006, 06:07 PM
Quite frankly, I hope he wins but gets pushed really hard so that he doesn't take anything for granted. He should then withdraw from Miami so that he is really focussed during the clay season for obvious reasons.

rofe
03-05-2006, 06:08 PM
Roger, if you're going to lose - do it in the early rounds :o

Actually, he shouldn't because unlike Sampras he won't recover that well for the next match. He will really get down on himself if he starts losing early.

Rogiman
03-05-2006, 06:10 PM
Actually, he shouldn't because unlike Sampras he won't recover that well for the next match. He will really get down on himself if he starts losing early.
May I conclude that gradually becoming Rafa's bitch does him a world of good...? :o

Skyward
03-05-2006, 06:17 PM
but I was getting way too depressed with the hashing and re-hashing of the Nadal match. On to bigger and better things.

GO ROGER!


:worship: :worship: :worship:

Rogiman, http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/images/smilies/lynchstill1.gif http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/images/smilies/lynchstill1.gif

;)

tonia9
03-05-2006, 07:55 PM
May I ask you for sth? :angel:
Please, don't start cheering thread with talk about when he'll lose.



NYCtennisfan, thank you for starting a thread :)


Good luck, Roger!!

Fergie
03-05-2006, 07:59 PM
Go Rogi!!! :bounce:

RogiFan88
03-05-2006, 08:26 PM
...I don't believe that any player has ever won a TMS event three years in a row since the Super 9/TMS series started. Let's hope that Roger becomes the first.

GO ROGER!

AA won Miami in 2001/2/3.

Go Rogi!! :banana:

robrulz5
03-05-2006, 09:30 PM
Go Roger!!!

MissMoJo
03-06-2006, 03:43 AM
Moving on...Great. Go for the 3peat Rogi! :)

lsy
03-06-2006, 04:23 AM
GO ROGER!

YES!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

ytben
03-06-2006, 05:40 AM
GOOD LUCK ROGER!!! :bounce:

Can't wait to finally see him on tv again.

oneandonlyhsn
03-06-2006, 06:33 AM
Good luck Rogi go for the threepeat, allez :bounce: :bigclap:

yanchr
03-06-2006, 07:00 AM
I've never started a cheering thread before, but I was getting way too depressed with the hashing and re-hashing of the Nadal match. On to bigger and better things.

GO ROGER!
THAT'S THE WORDS!

Make it 3 in a row pls Roger :bounce::bounce::bounce:

bokehlicious
03-06-2006, 07:53 AM
Roger, if you're going to lose - do it in the early rounds :o

:lol: :sad:

No way, ROGER make it 3 in a row please !!

landoud
03-06-2006, 08:47 AM
gooooo rogiiiiii
defend your tittle

nobama
03-06-2006, 11:18 AM
Why would anyone want him to lose early? :retard: Think if he had lost early in Dubai and then Rafa went on to win the tournament? Would you be feeling any better? I don't think so. And the news headlines would be even worse. This fear of Nadal is silly. :silly: Besides if Nadal gets a good hc player like James Blake on his side of the draw I think he could be upset. He probably won't have the crowd support like he did in Dubai and will have in Miami.

knoxy
03-06-2006, 12:20 PM
Roger will come back stronger and more determined than ever in IW and he will defend his title!

GO ROGER!!!!

oneandonlyhsn
03-06-2006, 06:33 PM
IMHO I dont think Roger has been playing well since Cincy last year. Initially I thought it was because of the layoff, but even in the final against Agassi he didnt play anywhere near his best level. I just hope he can find his form again, he does have a lot of points to defend and everyone is gunning for him at the moment.

Good luck Rogi :bounce: , I just want to see that fire again that I think is missing a little bit

Mechlan
03-06-2006, 07:45 PM
Kick ass at IW, Roger.

Rogiman
03-06-2006, 07:48 PM
Yeah, start kicking ass and stop kissing Nadal's ass :o

stebs
03-06-2006, 08:00 PM
double bagel for Rafa in the final please Rogi!!! :)

Rogiman
03-06-2006, 08:05 PM
double bagel for Rafa in the final please Rogi!!! :)
Better than sex! :o

RonE
03-06-2006, 08:39 PM
Allez, Hopp, Yallah, C'mon :banana:

All of the above just please, no more 'Vamos' we had enough of those :tape: :tape: :tape:

bokehlicious
03-06-2006, 08:45 PM
All of the above just please, no more 'Vamos' we had enough of those :tape: :tape: :tape:

:yeah:

Rogiman
03-06-2006, 08:46 PM
Allez, Hopp, Yallah, C'mon :banana:

All of the above just please, no more 'Vamos' we had enough of those :tape: :tape: :tape:
:bigcry:

NYCtennisfan
03-06-2006, 08:50 PM
Positive vibes, positive vibes....we have enough of the negativity in GM already. :)

NYCtennisfan
03-06-2006, 08:52 PM
Rogiman, is that the Golden Temple of Armritsar in your av? If so, why did you put that in thtere? That's a pretty cool pic.

Rogiman
03-06-2006, 08:53 PM
Positive vibes, positive vibes....we have enough of the negativity in GM already. :)
It's the 21st century, negative beats the shit out of positive.

Want a proof..?
Nadal beats Roger, and my thread hammers yours :p

Rogiman
03-06-2006, 08:55 PM
Rogiman, is that the Golden Temple of Armritsar in your av? If so, why did you put that in thtere? That's a pretty cool pic.
It is!

It's one of the most inspirational places I've ever been to, and I'm not into religions by any stretch of the imagination.
I've got dozens of pictures of it, both in the day and at night.

Have you been there?

Rogiman
03-06-2006, 09:03 PM
BTW, anyone knows how I can use a pic for my avatar without shrinking it so much?

NYCtennisfan
03-07-2006, 12:26 AM
It is!

It's one of the most inspirational places I've ever been to, and I'm not into religions by any stretch of the imagination.
I've got dozens of pictures of it, both in the day and at night.

Have you been there?


Yes, about 8 years ago. My wife's family was born in India so we travel to the "motherland" every so often. Incredible place.

Now, if you REALLY feel to need to vent and send out negative vibes, just think about this peaceful place and all will be good. ;-)

rofe
03-07-2006, 01:36 AM
It is!

It's one of the most inspirational places I've ever been to, and I'm not into religions by any stretch of the imagination.
I've got dozens of pictures of it, both in the day and at night.

Have you been there?

Hmmm...I suspected that and meant to ask you about it. Funnily enough, I am from India and I haven't visited it. There are just too many things to see locally in India and like most people you tend to not visit places in your own country. :)

NYCtennisfan
03-07-2006, 03:21 AM
Hmmm...I suspected that and meant to ask you about it. Funnily enough, I am from India and I haven't visited it. There are just too many things to see locally in India and like most people you tend to not visit places in your own country. :)

Hi Rofe. Where in India are you from?

rofe
03-07-2006, 04:09 AM
Hi Rofe. Where in India are you from?

My parents live in Chennai. I've been living in the US for the last 13 years. You live in NYC I assume? ;)

peripheral
03-07-2006, 04:43 AM
My parents live in Chennai. I've been living in the US for the last 13 years. You live in NYC I assume? ;)

Hey rofe, my family's from Chennai too :)

I wondered about your av as well Rogiman. I've never been to see the Golden Temple though I've heard great things about it-- my visits to India are usually really short, and restricted to visiting family in Chennai. I would really love to see more of the country some day! :)

fightclubber
03-07-2006, 05:50 AM
WOWOW I think I am a bit late to start a thread..... lololol Well Im in Indian Wells guys and Ill try to see our boy!

I will give him lots of support!
Go roge go!

Silvy

SUKTUEN
03-07-2006, 06:01 AM
GOOOOOOOOOO ROGER the King~!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

bokehlicious
03-07-2006, 06:27 AM
WOWOW I think I am a bit late to start a thread..... lololol Well Im in Indian Wells guys and Ill try to see our boy!

I will give him lots of support!
Go roge go!

Silvy

Enjoy your trip Silvy and spread good vibes to our boy !! :wavey:

SUKTUEN
03-07-2006, 07:52 AM
Hi JM~!!!

bokehlicious
03-07-2006, 08:40 AM
Hi Suktuen ;)

Rog1
03-07-2006, 09:37 AM
You can do it, baby :wavey:


Love

Linda (Luton-UK)

avocadoe
03-07-2006, 12:16 PM
let's come out on top...gogogogogo Roger! :wavey:
:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

RogiFan88
03-07-2006, 02:32 PM
Hi Silvy! Glad to see you're safely in IW! I hope you and the other Rogi fans can cheer him on to victory! I think he will appreciate the noise fr his fans!

HOPP, ROGI!!!

NYCtennisfan
03-07-2006, 03:55 PM
Silvy, I hope you enjoy the great weather and get to see Roger hold the trophy again.

:)

rofe
03-07-2006, 05:33 PM
WOWOW I think I am a bit late to start a thread..... lololol Well Im in Indian Wells guys and Ill try to see our boy!

I will give him lots of support!
Go roge go!

Silvy

Have fun Silvy and don't forget to boo Roger's opponents! ;)

NYCtennisfan
03-07-2006, 06:50 PM
Rofe, I visited Chennai (Madras) and the thing that I remember most was how hot it was. It would be like 94 degrees in the afternoon and then 83 when we went to sleep. Needless to say, it was difficult to sleep when the air conditioning broke down at our hotel. :)

tonia9
03-07-2006, 07:22 PM
I got PM from Silvy :)

I have also news for you all.

Silvy will post later if she'll be able to do that (I guess she doesn't have much time). She's fine, very excited and can't wait for tomorrow (she's going to Indian Wells).

She sends love to all of you :)

IMPORTANT !!
During the match look for big Argentina flag saying "Vamos Roger. Silvy, Argentina" when the audience will be shown :)


* actually I see Silvy now ;)

Sjengster
03-07-2006, 07:27 PM
I hope she won't get any stick from her compatriots in the crowd if Roger ends up playing an Argentinian :lol: (which he has done the last two years: Chela in 04, Canas last year). But still, good for her to be there. I want to be at a required event someday and see Federer in the flesh, so to speak. Come to think of it, I should probably fork out the money for that little event 90 minutes train ride away from me that he's done quite well at in the last few years. :p

rofe
03-07-2006, 07:52 PM
Rofe, I visited Chennai (Madras) and the thing that I remember most was how hot it was. It would be like 94 degrees in the afternoon and then 83 when we went to sleep. Needless to say, it was difficult to sleep when the air conditioning broke down at our hotel. :)

And the heat is compounded by the incredible humidity. Suffice to say, you have to live there a few years to get used to it.

NYCtennisfan
03-07-2006, 09:15 PM
Ah yes, the humidity. It was like take a bath all day long. :)

The draw is out and Roger will be playing either Calleri or Massu after a 1st round bye.

NYCtennisfan
03-07-2006, 09:16 PM
http://www.atptennis.com/posting/2006/404/MDS.pdf

Forgot the linki. :)

Sjengster
03-07-2006, 09:21 PM
Pretty good draw, obviously there are awkward floaters like Rusedski and Horna early on, and indeed Massu and Calleri are both in good nick at the moment, especially Massu, but Ljubicic or Kiefer in the quarters and then Nalbandian in the semis seem like the major obstacles. Nadal has Roddick/Hewitt/Berdych/Baghdatis/Agassi/Haas/Blake in his half, although it's fairly obvious he wouldn't play more than two of them.

NYCtennisfan
03-07-2006, 09:28 PM
Pretty good draw for Roger. It'll be interesting to see if Richie is bringing anything resembling his A game to this tournament. Other than that, I see a good battle with Ivan in the QF's, and someone other than Nalbandian in the SF. I think the long layoff may hurt Nalbandian.

Sjengster
03-07-2006, 09:36 PM
The ATP site makes a good point that hadn't occurred to me, which is that Nalbandian will be trying to maintain a four-year tradition of the reigning TMC champion taking the IW title the following year. The difference is, the other two (Hewitt and Federer) have both been Slam winners and no. 1s at the time they won their titles in the desert, while Nalbandian's record here is pretty poor. Mind you, so was Federer's before 2004, and I never count out Dave if he gets on a roll. One match at a time, as they say.... for a start, Calleri or Massu in the first match will offer completely different challenges considering their contrasting styles of play.

nobama
03-07-2006, 11:14 PM
Nadal has Roddick/Hewitt/Berdych/Baghdatis/Agassi/Haas/Blake in his half, although it's fairly obvious he wouldn't play more than two of them.Nadal has his work cut out for him in this event. I don't know about Roddick right now or even Hewitt or Agassi, but I think any one of those other guys could take Nadal out.

mangoes
03-08-2006, 12:46 AM
Berdych (if he screws his head on correctly), Haas and Blake are, imo, the only players that can offer a real threat to Nadal. I think Agassi :sad: isn't physically capable of making it to the Semifinals. I think Roddick is hearing the beginning bars of the "fat :wavey: lady's" song. And Hewitt, don't know if he is coming or going :shrug:

TennisGrandSlam
03-08-2006, 12:57 AM
Must win at least 2 of 3 defending AMS - Indian Wells, Miami, Hamburg

(Hamburg title is most important for Roger, I don't know if Rafa will play Hamburg AMS, but I think Roger will win this clay tournament to keep confidence on RG)

fightclubber
03-08-2006, 01:08 AM
Hi Guys,
Its Silvy
I have some minutes before I go to prepare stuff from I wells. So I hope you see me around.. I will scream for our baby.. do not worry, I do not root for any other guy when Roger is playing!
This is my flag. Hope you see me.
lots of kisses to all of you
Silvy

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d172/silvyforforum/DSC00496.jpg

Xristos
03-08-2006, 01:51 AM
Hi guys, I just came here to say how much I look up to Roger and want to be like Roger. He is a role model to all especially me who is trying to follow in his footsteps. C'mon Rogi beat Nadail in IW..


Boy I cant wait till he goes to Miami, finally get to see some new duds on him!! YIPIEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

rofe
03-08-2006, 02:05 AM
Hi Guys,
Its Silvy
I have some minutes before I go to prepare stuff from I wells. So I hope you see me around.. I will scream for our baby.. do not worry, I do not root for any other guy when Roger is playing!
This is my flag. Hope you see me.
lots of kisses to all of you
Silvy

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d172/silvyforforum/DSC00496.jpg

Vamos Silvy!!!

rofe
03-08-2006, 02:06 AM
Hi guys, I just came here to say how much I look up to Roger and want to be like Roger. He is a role model to all especially me who is trying to follow in his footsteps. C'mon Rogi beat Nadail in IW..


Boy I cant wait till he goes to Miami, finally get to see some new duds on him!! YIPIEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Welcome and don't forget to join our discussions! :)

Xristos
03-08-2006, 02:23 AM
Thank you for the welcome. I will be here reguar basis. :)

bokehlicious
03-08-2006, 05:33 AM
Nice banner Silvy !!!

Xristos
03-08-2006, 06:02 AM
Yeah, hopefully we see it on TV.

landoud
03-08-2006, 08:01 AM
good luck roger

RogiFan88
03-08-2006, 01:23 PM
I shall look out for your banner, Silvy, in the limited coverage that we get on TV.

avocadoe
03-08-2006, 01:26 PM
Have so much fun Silvy..LOVE your flag and Roger will, too :)

avocadoe
03-08-2006, 01:30 PM
Nadal has his work cut out for him in this event. I don't know about Roddick right now or even Hewitt or Agassi, but I think any one of those other guys could take Nadal out.
where is the moving picture of roger from????? love it!!!!

SUKTUEN
03-08-2006, 02:19 PM
GO Roger ~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hope you Beat Nadal this time~!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

TennisGrandSlam
03-08-2006, 03:34 PM
Roger should put down his pressure, in fact, 2006 is the best start!

Compare the Race points / W-L of Roger in 2004 - 2006 in the same period as now! (Before IW AMS)

2004 (272 / 17-1)
Australian Open - W (200)
Davis Cup - 2 win (0)
Rotterdam - QF (12)
Dubai - W (60)

2005 (250 / 20-1)
Doha - W (50)
Australian Open - SF (90)
Rotterdam - W (50)
Dubai - W (60)

2006 (292 / 16-1)
Doha - W (50)
Australian Open - W (200)
Dubai - F (42)



I don't think Nadal will play all the tournaments he played in 2005.

RonE
03-08-2006, 07:53 PM
Silvy, I love that flag! So creative. Give a huge cheer for Roger and if you talk to him tell him we are eagerly expecting him to return from the butcher shop with the finest cuts of pork he can make :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

I am pretty happy with Roger's draw- Gasquet, Ljubicic and Nalbandian will be a great challenge leading to a potential final clash with Nadal. He needs to have a fire under his arse ignited, and maybe some stiff tough competition will bring out the best in him.

Go Roger!!!!!!

lunahielo
03-08-2006, 08:23 PM
Silvy,darling :hug: :hug:

I shall look for you and your banner........It is great!
I hope you have a marvelous time in Indian Wells...
Enjoy and be happy.
I know you will cheer loudly for all of us! :)
luna

Fergie
03-08-2006, 11:34 PM
Hi Guys,
Its Silvy
I have some minutes before I go to prepare stuff from I wells. So I hope you see me around.. I will scream for our baby.. do not worry, I do not root for any other guy when Roger is playing!
This is my flag. Hope you see me.
lots of kisses to all of you
Silvy

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d172/silvyforforum/DSC00496.jpg
Hi Silvy, don't forget talk to Salatini ... He read your email in Dubai final ;)

Enjoy it! :hug:

yanchr
03-09-2006, 09:10 AM
Hi Guys,
Its Silvy
I have some minutes before I go to prepare stuff from I wells. So I hope you see me around.. I will scream for our baby.. do not worry, I do not root for any other guy when Roger is playing!
This is my flag. Hope you see me.
lots of kisses to all of you
Silvy

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d172/silvyforforum/DSC00496.jpg
Ahhhh Silvy, That is a fabulous banner :bounce::bounce: I will look for you on court if I get to watch the matches. I'd love to know how our one of the best Roger fans looks like :D :wavey: Cheer loud for all of us pls, esp if he is to meet Nadal in the final again :p

Puschkin
03-09-2006, 10:39 AM
OMG: when will this tourney finally start? This long build up is ridiculous!

nobama
03-09-2006, 10:55 AM
OMG: when will this tourney finally start? This long build up is ridiculous!Well because it's a combined event and the draws are bigger it the seeds don't start right away the following week. So you've got a week of nothing basically. I just hope Roger got there early and got plenty of practice in. I feel bad for those going this weekend as the weather is gonna suck. :sad:

nobama
03-09-2006, 11:12 AM
I see Davenport and Dementieva think the WTA should follow the ATP and have more mandatory tournaments. Six of the top 10 womens players aren't playing in IW. Some just resting up for Miami. I'd love to see something similar to the masters series for women. In fact, I think it would be cool if they could create more combined events like IW and Miami and make them required for top players. I think you'd get better media/TV coverage.

SUKTUEN
03-09-2006, 02:32 PM
the banner is good~!

NYCtennisfan
03-09-2006, 04:57 PM
I feel bad for those going this weekend as the weather is gonna suck.


Yeah, looks like rain for the weekend, but it should remain sunny for the week after until possibly NEXT Saturday.

Velvetcat
03-09-2006, 05:37 PM
where is the moving picture of roger from????? love it!!!!
It's from Dubai final last year :)

Wingyee made it :yeah:

MissMoJo
03-09-2006, 09:06 PM
... In fact, I think it would be cool if they could create more combined events like IW and Miami and make them required for top players. I think you'd get better media/TV coverage.
It probably would. My only gripe is that they devote more coverage to wta matches regardless of on how one sided, predictable and boring they might be, at the expense of interesting men's match ups....but whatever, i guess you have to take the good with the bad

Dirk
03-10-2006, 12:00 AM
Ahhhh Silvy, That is a fabulous banner :bounce::bounce: I will look for you on court if I get to watch the matches. I'd love to know how our one of the best Roger fans looks like :D :wavey: Cheer loud for all of us pls, esp if he is to meet Nadal in the final again :p

Put on your banner. KEEP YOU HEAD IN THE MATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Roger needs that more than good luck. :wavey:

NYCtennisfan
03-10-2006, 12:58 AM
Roger needs that more than good luck.

Yes indeed.

I really think we are going to see a fired up Roger at IW.

Nocko
03-10-2006, 01:25 AM
Silvy! :D How nice your banner is!!! I 'll be able to watch only SF & F but looking forword to see you and your banner on TV.
Send your lucky beam to Rogi with all our energy together.
Have a wonderful time in US. :wavey:

Xristos
03-10-2006, 01:45 AM
When is Rogis first match? Monday?

rofe
03-10-2006, 03:27 AM
Yes indeed.

I really think we are going to see a fired up Roger at IW.

I would like that as well but I am willing to trade it for a fired up Roger during the clay season.

nobama
03-10-2006, 08:34 AM
I would like that as well but I am willing to trade it for a fired up Roger during the clay season.How about a fired up Fed for the rest of the season?

Are there any photos of him yet at the event? I've seen photos of Rafa and Pandy (with a horrible buzz cut), but no Rog.

tonia9
03-10-2006, 08:45 AM
How about a fired up Fed for the rest of the season?


:lol: :yeah:

Are there any photos of him yet at the event? I've seen photos of Rafa and Pandy (with a horrible buzz cut), but no Rog.


The lates photos - practicing Andy Murray.

No photos of Roger, yet. :p

fightclubber
03-10-2006, 03:08 PM
Hi guys
OUR BOY IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO SWEET.
I EVEN TALK TO HIM FOR A WHILE. HE SMILED WHEN I GAVE THE RED ENVELOPE, JOKE WITH ME COMING ALL WAY FROM ARGENTINA AND HE TOLD ME ABOUT PRACTISES AND ...SOMETHING I HAVE TO GIVE TO HIM ETC..
HE LOOKS YOU RIGHT AT YOUR EYES,
HE IS THE BEST.

I also saw Juanqui, he was soooo nice and took pics practising..., Moya, verdasco... roddick, blake, nada was practising but i did not go.,.. just waited for roger. Lleyton goes to practises very early and I saw him with becky.. actually he is in the room next to mine in the hotel.

So here you have the pic with roger... and Leslie pic with roger
Enjoy
Silvy

PS. I have n time to post all, so Rogifan or Laura.. if you see I did not post here.. copy it from Roger site.. ok?
Kisses
SIlvy


http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d172/silvyforforum/IMG_3097.jpg
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d172/silvyforforum/IMG_3100.jpg

asotgod
03-10-2006, 03:10 PM
Thanks Silvy. Very nice pics of him. Good luck to him and hope he is as fired up as we are

landoud
03-10-2006, 03:20 PM
you are sooooooo luckyyyyy
jealous jelous jealous

RogiFan88
03-10-2006, 03:20 PM
muy :cool:, Silvy!! You both look so content so close to Rogi!! You saw Juanqui too? Fantastic! Two of my guys...

I shall try to post your pix here! ;)

GO, ROGI!!!

MissMoJo
03-10-2006, 04:00 PM
you are sooooooo luckyyyyy
jealous jelous jealous
ditto ;)
Thanks, great pics :D

tonia9
03-10-2006, 04:08 PM
Silvy, you lucky girl! :cool:
I'm so happy for you!!






PS. Flag looks gorgeous :worship:

NYCtennisfan
03-10-2006, 04:37 PM
Isn't it great to support such a classy player? :)

nobama
03-10-2006, 08:32 PM
:tape: That is the ugliest jacket I've ever seen! Rogi what in the world were you thinking?

Fergie
03-10-2006, 09:46 PM
:tape: That is the ugliest jacket I've ever seen! Rogi what in the world were you thinking?
I can't agree more :tape:

Brianna
03-10-2006, 09:54 PM
Thanks for the great pics Silvy!:)

Minnie
03-10-2006, 11:19 PM
:tape: That is the ugliest jacket I've ever seen! Rogi what in the world were you thinking?

I've seen uglier (believe it or not!). Is it some kind of football jacket - looks like the South African flag on the sleeve and SA colours on the cuff etc. I think they will be hosting the World Cup sometime.

NYCtennisfan
03-10-2006, 11:37 PM
He must have some great sense of self-confidence to wear that hideous thing.

lunahielo
03-11-2006, 03:39 AM
Thank you very much for the great pics, Silvy.
You look so happy~~and I know you are.

Enjoy every minute and please know how much we appreciate the reports. :hug:
Have fun!! (The decorated red envelope is nice) :)
luna

yanchr
03-11-2006, 06:11 AM
Hi guys
OUR BOY IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO SWEET.
I EVEN TALK TO HIM FOR A WHILE. HE SMILED WHEN I GAVE THE RED ENVELOPE, JOKE WITH ME COMING ALL WAY FROM ARGENTINA AND HE TOLD ME ABOUT PRACTISES AND ...SOMETHING I HAVE TO GIVE TO HIM ETC..
HE LOOKS YOU RIGHT AT YOUR EYES,
HE IS THE BEST.

I also saw Juanqui, he was soooo nice and took pics practising..., Moya, verdasco... roddick, blake, nada was practising but i did not go.,.. just waited for roger. Lleyton goes to practises very early and I saw him with becky.. actually he is in the room next to mine in the hotel.

So here you have the pic with roger... and Leslie pic with roger
Enjoy
Silvy

PS. I have n time to post all, so Rogifan or Laura.. if you see I did not post here.. copy it from Roger site.. ok?
Kisses
SIlvy
Silvy, great pics and RE mission done ;) Thanks :D :hug: Roger is warm to fans, isn't he? Yes, he is the best. Both of you look great in the pic :wavey: Now enjoy the matches there. Hopefully you will bring Roger the best luck, like you always do :D

I will try to read Roger site as much as I can to catch what you are doing everyday :p

SUKTUEN
03-11-2006, 09:01 AM
Thanks Silvy So Glad for you!!!!

Hope Roger can go to Hong Kong Again!!!!!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

bokehlicious
03-11-2006, 09:39 AM
I've seen uglier (believe it or not!). Is it some kind of football jacket - looks like the South African flag on the sleeve and SA colours on the cuff etc. I think they will be hosting the World Cup sometime.

Yes that's it ;) They'll host the next WC in 2010 :)

nobama
03-11-2006, 12:41 PM
Thank god Roger plays on Sunday. The weather out here is absoluetly horrible right now. Sunday won't be very warm, but at least there won't be rain. I'm kind of surprised though that Andy Roddick is playing today because ESPN2 doesn't start their coverage until Sunday. I think TTC has coverage today but not as many people get that channel. Looks like Roger, Rafa and Andre will be playing tomorrow. I wonder which one will get the prime time slot?

avocadoe
03-11-2006, 12:45 PM
espn2 will no doubt replay the Roddick match in their 1 pm PST slot :(

nobama
03-11-2006, 12:56 PM
espn2 will no doubt replay the Roddick match in their 1 pm PST slot :(You reall think so? I can't imagine they would because Roger, Rafa or Andre will be playing in the afternoon. I'm not sure who they'll stick on at night but two of those three will play during the day and on the main stadium court no doubt.

nobama
03-11-2006, 12:57 PM
http://www.latimes.com/sports/tennis/la-sp-tenmen11mar11,1,3672475.story?coll=la-headlines-sports-tennis
COMMENTARY
A Celebrity Who Takes the Clicking, Keeps On Ticking
By Bill Dwyre, Times Staff Writer
March 11, 2006

In a celebrity-starved world, Roger Federer gets tennis in the game. He makes the racket for his sport, just as Tiger Woods is the driver for his.

Even if rain hadn't disrupted most of the matches Friday at the Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells, Federer still would have been the big show. And he won't even play until Sunday.

Russian Marat Safin, one of the best players in the world, the man who beat Federer in the 2005 Australian Open final, and an interesting, charismatic person, won a match and barely created a ripple.

American Lindsay Davenport, a local star from Laguna Beach, long a No. 1 player, winner of three titles in Grand Slam events and a friendly, engaging person, blasted another young American off the court in a 6-0, 6-0 whipping and barely created a ripple.

Federer meandered into a press gathering, dressed in a drab gray sweatshirt and dirty jeans, hair slightly disheveled. And suddenly, you had the Beatles.

It was standing room only. From all corners, cameras buzzed, whirred and clicked. Federer smiles. Buzz, whir, click. Federer gestures. Buzz, whir, click.

It was 15 minutes of "Access Hollywood" and, as an afterthought, some questions about tennis.

There are a couple of dozen mainstream newspapers and broadcast outlets from the desert to Los Angeles, and there were twice that many bodies in the room. Federer is far from a local story. His attraction is both Tennis magazine and People magazine. He is from Switzerland, but tennis has given him to the world. And he has given back, willingly and comfortably.

His results alone might put him on his pedestal.

When he won the Australian Open in January, it was his seventh Grand Slam title. At 24, he's already halfway to Pete Sampras' record.

More astounding, though, is what he has done since the beginning of 2004. In that span, his record is 117-11. He has won 24 tour titles, including six of the last nine Grand Slam events, and recently passed Bjorn Borg for fifth place for length of stay at No. 1, currently 110 weeks.

Yet he has remained accessible, comfortable with his role as the guy wearing the crown. He is not a great quote, but he is not dull. He has a presence, not a swagger.

Perhaps the most interesting/insightful thing he said Friday was that, for a while, when somebody had a winning record against him, he took it personally.

"I thought they were not nice people," he said, smiling over his own pettiness. "I look at things more relaxed now."

Tour officials say they have never had anybody more willing to promote the game, more willing to cooperate with tournament officials or sponsors or reporters from pint-sized papers or 10-watt stations. While he is doing that, he maintains a measure of realism and humility.

"I'm excited" to be playing here, he said, "but at the same time, I feel the pressure, of course."

After the English version of his news conference ended, he did another in German. When you are Roger Federer, the globe is your stage.

Rogiman
03-11-2006, 01:36 PM
Perhaps the most interesting/insightful thing he said Friday was that, for a while, when somebody had a winning record against him, he took it personally.

"I thought they were not nice people," he said, smiling over his own pettiness. "I look at things more relaxed now."

But you were right!
They aren't nice! :mad:

You'd rather hate your opponents than kiss their asses like you do with Nadal! :mad:

Minnie
03-11-2006, 04:47 PM
Its real nice to read that Roger seems to have become popular in the US - about time too! He is well loved around the world and I've just never been able to understand why the Americans (not all) haven't been able to see what the rest of the world sees - a thoroughly nice, decent, courteous young man who's a credit to his parents and the sport he plays.

lunahielo
03-11-2006, 05:28 PM
Right now it is raining in IW and play is stopped.
TTC is showing a rerun of last year's final Roger vs. Lleyton........

Beautiful tennis...and we know who wins. :)

lunahielo
03-11-2006, 05:31 PM
He has a presence, not a swagger.

Love this.
Thanks for a great article, mirkaland. :hug:

Mrs. B
03-11-2006, 05:50 PM
great banner, great pics, Silvy! so happy for you you could finally get to see Roger in the flesh. :hug:

and well done on the RE.

enjoy IW and cheer loudly for him. :) Good luck, Roger!

nobama
03-11-2006, 06:33 PM
But you were right!
They aren't nice! :mad:

You'd rather hate your opponents than kiss their asses like you do with Nadal! :mad:I disagree. Roger doesn't hate anyone yet he has winning records over most of the players on tour. He doesn't need to hate Nadal to beat him.

NYCtennisfan
03-11-2006, 10:08 PM
I disagree. Roger doesn't hate anyone yet he has winning records over most of the players on tour. He doesn't need to hate Nadal to beat him.

I don't know...all those other players aren't Nadal. His supreme mental toughness sets him apart. Maybe he does need to hate Nadal...

asotgod
03-11-2006, 10:47 PM
I don't know...all those other players aren't Nadal. His supreme mental toughness sets him apart. Maybe he does need to hate Nadal...


He doesn't have to hate Nadal neither does he have to like him. But enough of the niceness. The boy is nice off court but dont tell me he wont want the #1 though he has been feigning that it is far from me. I am not that deceived. Roger needs to put the clamp down on him mentally and take that stupid fight out of him like he did to Hewitt. He needs to stop praising the boy, especially not after messing up the last match.

NYCtennisfan
03-11-2006, 10:52 PM
He doesn't have to hate Nadal neither does he have to like him. But enough of the niceness. The boy is nice off court but dont tell me he wont want the #1 though he has been feigning that it is far from me. I am not that deceived. Roger needs to put the clamp down on him mentally and take that stupid fight out of him like he did to Hewitt. He needs to stop praising the boy, especially not after messing up the last match.


Yep, and if he doesn't, he will find himself on the short end of a pretty ugly head-to-head record.

nobama
03-12-2006, 02:36 AM
Roger needs to not think about Nadal as much as his fans do.

peripheral
03-12-2006, 02:48 AM
Roger needs to not think about Nadal as much as his fans do.
:yeah:

mangoes
03-12-2006, 04:51 AM
On the other hand, if Roger weren't so pleasant to Nadal, can you imagine the headlines and spins journalists would put on their relationship and matches. I think Roger is mindful of feeding those that may be looking for a gossip filled story to further build the hype surrounding what most, in the media, would like to see as the next great rivalry in tennis.

World Beater
03-12-2006, 05:11 AM
On the other hand, if Roger weren't so pleasant to Nadal, can you imagine the headlines and spins journalists would put on their relationship and matches. I think Roger is mindful of feeding those that may be looking for a gossip filled story to further build the hype surrounding what most, in the media, would like to see as the next great rivalry in tennis.

federer was never buddies with nabs...nothing erupted there.

i think its embarassing that federer is getting schooled by nadal. his excuses are becoming quite classic. lefty spin, phillipe chatrier court, but heck what does an armchair expert like me know.

getting beat by a contemporary is one thing. But when you are at the top of your game as he says, its a little, uhm, how should i say silly.

mangoes
03-12-2006, 05:29 AM
federer was never buddies with nabs...nothing erupted there.

i think its embarassing that federer is getting schooled by nadal. his excuses are becoming quite classic. lefty spin, phillipe chatrier court, but heck what does an armchair expert like me know.

getting beat by a contemporary is one thing. But when you are at the top of your game as he says, its a little, uhm, how should i say silly.


I really believe that Roger will get the better of Rafa. It's a new challenge for Roger that he will overcome.............something to break the boredom at the top :lol: :lol: Seriously, I think Roger is capable of beating Nadal, even on clay, and I think Roger knows that too.

Marketing:
Nalbandian has never been the no. 2 player aggressively chasing the no. 1 player Roger. Nalbandian isn't as popular as Rafa. Frankly, it's all about marketing for the media and creating hype around tennis. If a rivalry can develop between Roger and Rafa.........and one seems to be........then, all the better for the tennis hype and marketing. If the rivalry isn't a pleasant one, it becomes even more interesting (human nature) to a lot of people, moreso the casual tennis fan. We like Roger and as devoted tennis fans, this may seem trival to a lot of us. But to those marketing tennis and to the journalist/media.......a rivalry between Roger and Rafa with a dash of bad blood is a story written in gold.

nobama
03-12-2006, 01:18 PM
Roger is "getting schooled by nadal"? :lol: Whatever.

lunahielo
03-12-2006, 02:02 PM
Originally posted by mangoes
But to those marketing tennis and to the journalist/media.......a rivalry between Roger and Rafa with a dash of bad blood is a story written in gold.
True.

Marketing or no marketing~~I just want Roger to knock him off that *Vamos*!!!!!
So there.
luna

SUKTUEN
03-12-2006, 02:55 PM
GO GO GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nocko
03-12-2006, 04:05 PM
Good Luck Rogi! :banana: :banana: :banana:

Stay healthy, try hard. Just enjoy even heavy pressures on you. :hug:

Gulliver
03-12-2006, 04:26 PM
Roger is "getting schooled by nadal"? :lol: Whatever.


Oh, I know, the shame of it. Roger and Roger's fans are all wearing dark glasses, caps pulled down, the Swiss flag burnt, or the white cross filled in with black. Roger's too scared to turn up to practice and has to be carried weeping and screaming on to court. And who is this kid, anyway, only came on the tour last year and had a few lucky wins. Needs to bulk up a bit though. How dare he hand out bagels to the World #1, no match even close, Roger can't even get the ball back. Yes, Roger is a laughing stock and his record counts for nothing. Stands no chance against this upstart punk :(

avocadoe
03-12-2006, 04:47 PM
Good Luck Roger!
:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

landoud
03-12-2006, 04:53 PM
good luck roger

NYCtennisfan
03-12-2006, 10:01 PM
Roger is "getting schooled by nadal"? Whatever.

Roger won 7 more points in that last match so you are right...there is no "schooling" going on out there.

NYCtennisfan
03-12-2006, 10:03 PM
It will be interesting to see what kind of mindset Roger comes out with today. Massu's weakness on the BH side should make for a not too difficult match, but you never know.

RogiFan88
03-12-2006, 10:28 PM
Just win it, Rogi.

Minnie
03-12-2006, 10:39 PM
I just want Roger to enjoy his tennis - the winning will follow naturally if he does.

Skyward
03-12-2006, 11:02 PM
Roger, good luck. Trust your game and don't think too much.

lunahielo
03-12-2006, 11:31 PM
Silvy!!!

I am watching this on TTC and I just saw you and your banner!! Way to go.
Both you and the banner looked wonderful!! :)

Gotta go and watch it...
Just had to run and tell you this....The pic was very large and very clear...
:hug: :hug: :hug:

They are warming up..
ALLEZ NINJA!!

lunahielo
03-12-2006, 11:37 PM
Roger serving and does NOT have his ankle brace on......

Mechlan
03-12-2006, 11:39 PM
Allez Roger!

RogiFan88
03-13-2006, 12:12 AM
Rogi 63 over Nico so far! Keep going, babe! ;)

lunahielo
03-13-2006, 12:14 AM
Ninja is doing his beautiful dance...flying around the court.
And
Looking mighty good as he flys.. :) :)
luna

NYCtennisfan
03-13-2006, 12:15 AM
Federer completely owning Massu on serve. Massu has won only 4 points on Fed's serve in 5 service games.

lunahielo
03-13-2006, 12:23 AM
losing his concentration a little..fussing at himself.......

C'mon Roger..focus.

NYCtennisfan
03-13-2006, 12:27 AM
Nice to see Federer controlling his serve so well and not having too many mental lapses.

rofe
03-13-2006, 12:29 AM
Roger serving and does NOT have his ankle brace on......

Ah, that is good to know - I was getting concerned about that.

rofe
03-13-2006, 12:30 AM
His 1st serve percentage needs to improve.

lunahielo
03-13-2006, 12:37 AM
Focus, Roger....about to get broken..............

lunahielo
03-13-2006, 12:38 AM
I just hate his second sets...
Allez.........

lunahielo
03-13-2006, 12:38 AM
OK..30 all..he's back

RogiFan88
03-13-2006, 12:43 AM
Rogi held... 3-3. Nico's no slouch on h/c and he has won a title this year in Brazil. HOPP, ROGI, time to dig in here.

rofe
03-13-2006, 12:45 AM
What's up with him and second sets? :(

He should be stamping his authority on Massu.

lunahielo
03-13-2006, 12:47 AM
Get mean, Roger...and get it over!
Consentrate~!!!!!!!!!!

Daniel
03-13-2006, 12:58 AM
Go Roger, :) :bounce:

rofe
03-13-2006, 12:59 AM
Finally a clean game by Roger. Keep it up and atleast do the beatdown in the tie-break!

RogiFan88
03-13-2006, 01:03 AM
TB!!!!!!!!!!!

Daniel
03-13-2006, 01:06 AM
Roger 2-1*

Daniel
03-13-2006, 01:07 AM
Roger 2-2*

RogiFan88
03-13-2006, 01:08 AM
Hola, Daniel, Rogi mini-break 3-2!

Daniel
03-13-2006, 01:08 AM
Roger got mini break *3-2

Daniel
03-13-2006, 01:09 AM
Hola Rogifan :wavey:

Roger 4-3*

Daniel
03-13-2006, 01:09 AM
Roger 5-3*

Daniel
03-13-2006, 01:10 AM
Roger serves for match 6-3

RogiFan88
03-13-2006, 01:10 AM
5-3!

RogiFan88
03-13-2006, 01:10 AM
6-3

Daniel
03-13-2006, 01:12 AM
Roger wins match 6-3 7-6 (7/4)

RogiFan88
03-13-2006, 01:12 AM
Rogi won 63 76(4)~!

rofe
03-13-2006, 01:14 AM
:yeah: Some anxious moments but I am glad he pulled through. He needs to tighten his second set game.

NYCtennisfan
03-13-2006, 01:15 AM
Dominant on serve except for two games. It is a good bet to believe that Federer will struggle on serve after he has a return game with some wasted break points. Almost every single time this happens. Other than those two games, he completely dominated on serve. He gave up 15 points on serve in 11 serve games and 5 service points in the TB.

OTOH, he struggled on the return games for an entire set against Massu so he has to work on that.

Sjengster
03-13-2006, 01:15 AM
Some anxious moments but I am glad he pulled through. He needs to tighten his second set game.

I've been thinking that for about three years - I don't think he's going to change in that department. Still, I'm not going to whinge about this performance, it seems good enough for an opening round against a man who is obviously playing well of late and already had a match under his belt.

NYCtennisfan
03-13-2006, 01:17 AM
I've been thinking that for about three years - I don't think he's going to change in that department.

About struggling after he wastes some break point opportunities? Yep. This has been going on for a while, and has really been prevalent since Wimby of last year.

All in all, I would rather have Fed struggle on his return games then to be broken 2, 3, or 4 times and give up 10 break point opportunities. His return game always picks up as the tourny goes along.

rofe
03-13-2006, 01:18 AM
His usual let down at those stages is what cost him the second set against Nadal.

RogiFan88
03-13-2006, 01:20 AM
Give Nico some credit, he can play on the h/c AND he has a title this year already and is getting back to his form -- I'm glad he made it competitive for Rogi. It's a good workout for him -- to prepare for the next matches. Next up either Ollie or Stan. [[ha ha... or Stan or Ollie!] ;)

lunahielo
03-13-2006, 01:20 AM
Well, glad that's over. :)

Silvy The Tennis Channel loves you and your banner. THey zoomed in on it when Roger got his 5th point in the TB and then at the rnd when they were showing
highlights of the match!

Beautiful footwork.

Sjengster
03-13-2006, 01:22 AM
About struggling after he wastes some break point opportunities? Yep. This has been going on for a while, and has really been prevalent since Wimby of last year.

All in all, I would rather have Fed struggle on his return games then to be broken 2, 3, or 4 times and give up 10 break point opportunities. His return game always picks up as the tourny goes along.

Nah, just in general about battening down the hatches and more particularly, about taking breakpoint chances. I mean tonight was nothing, when you've sat through the Rome 03 final vs Mantilla (3/17) and the US Open 03 encounter with Blake (3/25), then everything else afterwards is peanuts.

RogiFan88
03-13-2006, 01:22 AM
That is so cool, they showed Silvy's banner... and I bet we get the AA brat tomorrow... lovely. :mad:

Sjengster
03-13-2006, 01:22 AM
Give Nico some credit, he can play on the h/c AND he has a title this year already and is getting back to his form -- I'm glad he made it competitive for Rogi. It's a good workout for him -- to prepare for the next matches. Next up either Ollie or Stan. [[ha ha... or Stan or Ollie!] ;)

Well that's another fine mess Roger's gotten us into!

Mechlan
03-13-2006, 01:23 AM
I'm glad he won. Not going to read too much into this match for now, though it looks like he's back to his cruise-control mode.

Sjengster
03-13-2006, 01:24 AM
I did say in GM, this isn't a bad result at all given Massu's recent form and it was obvious he wasn't going to give the second set on a platter to Roger. But by some people's standards, you are really struggling if you concede one breakpoint all match and don't win 1 and 1.

RogiFan88
03-13-2006, 01:27 AM
What do THEY know? They're too busy hating on Rogi to actually watch him play and know how he's been playing of late. :rolleyes:

Daniel
03-13-2006, 01:32 AM
They know nothing, just love to talk rubbish and to see Roger struggling. People ask for easy scores but have no idea how difficult it must be for Roger to keep his high level all the time, match after match.

NYCtennisfan
03-13-2006, 01:35 AM
I did say in GM, this isn't a bad result at all given Massu's recent form and it was obvious he wasn't going to give the second set on a platter to Roger. But by some people's standards, you are really struggling if you concede one breakpoint all match and don't win 1 and 1.

Yep, that's the standard people have for Fed which is of course ridiculous. This match kind of reminded me of Sampras except that Sampras would've won 85%-90% of his first serve points.

I was at that Blake-Fed match by the way. He could've rolled Blake something fierce with a couple of more points won, but Blake really did play well on some of those points.

RogiFan88
03-13-2006, 01:35 AM
Yep, no other player has the pressure that Rogi, No 1 has.

MissMoJo
03-13-2006, 01:38 AM
Great start :) Just take it one match at a time and play your game. I hope they'll show his match later, but we'll probably be subjected to old baldy

Daniel
03-13-2006, 01:41 AM
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/oly_full.57032277rb151_pacific_life_.jpg

INDIAN WELLS, CA - MARCH 12: Roger Federer of Switzerland serves to Nicolas Massu of Chile during the Pacific Life Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 12, 2006 in Indian Wells, California. Federer won the match 6-3, 7(7)-6-(4). (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)



http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/oly_full.57032277rb142_pacific_life_.jpg
INDIAN WELLS, CA - MARCH 12: Roger Federer of Switzerland serves to Nicolas Massu of Chile during the Pacific Life Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 12, 2006 in Indian Wells, California. Federer won the match 6-3, 7(7)-6-(4). (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

NYCtennisfan
03-13-2006, 01:53 AM
Fed has won 19 straight sets at IW and has won 25 of his last 26 sets here. Andre was the last one who took a set off of him.

rofe
03-13-2006, 01:56 AM
The first pic almost makes it seem as if Roger has makeup! :)

nobama
03-13-2006, 03:02 AM
How is a straight sets win and not being broken a struggle? I was at this match and Roger played just fine. The second set was competitive which is great for the crowd. And don't forget in these masters series events you don't play crap players. From the first ball you're playing good players. Roger hit a number of shots that got "oohs" and "aahs" from the crowd. And Massu had a very vocal cheering section which the rest of the crowd got a kick out of. The only bummer about the match is it was so damn cold! I didn't think it could get that cold in the desert. I feel for anyone going to see Roddick tonight. I'll bet the stands will be quite empty. They were for Roger's match.

Dirk
03-13-2006, 03:37 AM
Also let's not forget how tough 1st matches can be and he had to get rid of the jet lag coming from the middle east.

NYCtennisfan
03-13-2006, 03:54 AM
How is a straight sets win and not being broken a struggle? I was at this match and Roger played just fine. The second set was competitive which is great for the crowd. And don't forget in these masters series events you don't play crap players. From the first ball you're playing good players. Roger hit a number of shots that got "oohs" and "aahs" from the crowd. And Massu had a very vocal cheering section which the rest of the crowd got a kick out of. The only bummer about the match is it was so damn cold! I didn't think it could get that cold in the desert. I feel for anyone going to see Roddick tonight. I'll bet the stands will be quite empty. They were for Roger's match.

It's not a struggle at all, just some unrealistic expectations. :)

Yeah, they really have to think about the night matches here. Even on very warm days, the desert is going to get pretty chilly.

lucashg
03-13-2006, 05:26 AM
How is a straight sets win and not being broken a struggle? I was at this match and Roger played just fine. The second set was competitive which is great for the crowd. And don't forget in these masters series events you don't play crap players. From the first ball you're playing good players. Roger hit a number of shots that got "oohs" and "aahs" from the crowd. And Massu had a very vocal cheering section which the rest of the crowd got a kick out of. The only bummer about the match is it was so damn cold! I didn't think it could get that cold in the desert. I feel for anyone going to see Roddick tonight. I'll bet the stands will be quite empty. They were for Roger's match.

I agree with you here, it wasn't a struggle at all, just a more competitive match. Sure, not top Federer but that's not really common, this was just his normal self, he didn't play bad at all and there were, as you said, some magical shots! :hearts:

Well done, Rogi and good luck against Ollie! If he wins against him, you it's a good sign. :p

Also good luck against Gasquet/Grosjean, I really wanted to see that. Shame they're not airing. :o

landoud
03-13-2006, 05:33 AM
good luck roger in the next round

bokehlicious
03-13-2006, 05:35 AM
Well done Roger. As some pointed, for people in GM it was a struggle, but if Fed did win by 1 and 1 it would have been boring for them :scratch: :cuckoo:

lucashg
03-13-2006, 05:37 AM
Nah, just in general about battening down the hatches and more particularly, about taking breakpoint chances. I mean tonight was nothing, when you've sat through the Rome 03 final vs Mantilla (3/17) and the US Open 03 encounter with Blake (3/25), then everything else afterwards is peanuts.

O. M. G.
:eek: :o

Sophie1030
03-13-2006, 06:15 AM
Well done! Roger! Go! :bounce:

Mrs. B
03-13-2006, 06:47 AM
great news to wake up to, and to start Monday... :)

HOPP, ROGER!!!!

Nocko
03-13-2006, 08:04 AM
Well, glad that's over. :)

Silvy The Tennis Channel loves you and your banner. THey zoomed in on it when Roger got his 5th point in the TB and then at the rnd when they were showing
highlights of the match!

Beautiful footwork.
Yeah, I saw Silvy and her cool banner,too. ;) Nice!
And the Tennis Channnel looks good. Beautiful.

Congratulations Roger! Keep going!

Hi, luna :wavey:

Minnie
03-13-2006, 08:24 AM
I was pleased to wake up to this news this morning too! And watched the highlight clip on the IW internet links - also saw Silvy and her banner - looks really great. It looks a bit like English weather out there!

Mrs. B
03-13-2006, 11:30 AM
Silvy! :cool:

Stevens Point
03-13-2006, 12:10 PM
I read this morning that there was a misjudge by the umpire at 3-4 in the 2nd set, which could have gone 3-5 for Roger?? Anyway, good luck in the third round vs Rochus and in the doubles today with Yves! :bounce:

Rogiman
03-13-2006, 01:56 PM
I just watched the highlights from the Safin-Moya match.
Safin looks very good actually, those serves, and backhands - boy...

I feel we all tend to count him out, just because he's so inconsistent and wasn't active for a long while, but judging by what I saw I can say he's still got big titles in him.

So, there is an example of a player who's capable of beating Roger in big matches whose game I actually like to watch! :D
(Nalbandian is pretty watchable too ;) )

RogiFan88
03-13-2006, 02:54 PM
Marat is the guy who is consistent in his inconsistency... ;) If anyone can come out after not playing for half a year and play well and win a title, it's that looney Russian. I say, watch out... once in a while he is serious and he means it, esp w Rogi in his path to the F. Not saying he will do it in IW but w him one never ever knows. But since I didn't see his match vs. Careless, I don't know if HE played well or Moya played badly after winning that first-set TB.

Yeah, how's Nalby looking? He's quietly winning while all the focus is on Rafa, and the others, esp AA and his "exemplary" behaviour.

avocadoe
03-13-2006, 03:05 PM
woohoo saw Silvy and her banner...both braving the cold temps and looking vvv fine :)

avocadoe
03-13-2006, 03:07 PM
Good Luck Rogi in dubs today and tomorrow in singles!!!
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Rogiman
03-13-2006, 03:12 PM
But since I didn't see his match vs. Careless, I don't know if HE played well or Moya played badly after winning that first-set TB.

It looked good in the highlights - then again, those were the highlights ;)

Judging by the highlights Moya played pretty well - for someone with no backhand :p

RonE
03-13-2006, 06:31 PM
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/oly_full.57032277rb151_pacific_life_.jpg


Do my eyes deceive me or is he actually playing without the ankle brace??? :eek:

bokehlicious
03-13-2006, 06:34 PM
Do my eyes deceive me or is he actually playing without the ankle brace??? :eek:

Yeah, that sounds good actually :dance:

NYCtennisfan
03-13-2006, 10:32 PM
Both Rafa and Roger p0laying doubles this week. You don't see the #'s 1 and 2 both playing doubles in a tournament very often.

RogiFan88
03-14-2006, 03:05 AM
Unfortunately, Rogi and Yves lost to Gasquet/Grosjean... not liking that it was Gasquet...

Go, ROGI, vs. O Rochus.

Getting a little bored of the same matchups over and over again...

I see Marat the Oaf d Davydenko in 3... he means biz for once... :rolleyes:

Tommy Haas, can you possible d AA?? I'm not counting on it...

TenHound
03-14-2006, 04:33 AM
Yes, Haas is on fire this year. He did beat AA. AA-Nadal; Roger-Safin semis?

He's not only playing sans brace, but plus Coach, who wasn't supposed to join him til Hamburg. Anyone know anything about that?

oneandonlyhsn
03-14-2006, 05:13 AM
I was pleased to wake up to this news this morning too! And watched the highlight clip on the IW internet links - also saw Silvy and her banner - looks really great. It looks a bit like English weather out there!

I just saw Silvy and her wonderful banner on the IW highlights :hearts:

nobama
03-14-2006, 11:32 AM
Unfortunately, Rogi and Yves lost to Gasquet/Grosjean... not liking that it was Gasquet...

Go, ROGI, vs. O Rochus.

Getting a little bored of the same matchups over and over again...

I see Marat the Oaf d Davydenko in 3... he means biz for once... :rolleyes:

Tommy Haas, can you possible d AA?? I'm not counting on it...It's doubles, who cares. I don't get concerned when he looses doubles matches. Although I feel bad for Yves, but I know he's doing it as a favor for Rogi. Hopefully ESPN2 will show his singles match today. They have coverage all day here in CA and Roger's the third match scheduled on the main stadium court. I'm glad he's not playing at night because it's so cold....and I don't think ESPN2 will have night coverage today, they're commercials said they would be showing world baseball again. So I guess Rafa/Fish doesn't warrent TV coverage. ;)

nobama
03-14-2006, 11:34 AM
Yes, Haas is on fire this year. He did beat AA. AA-Nadal; Roger-Safin semis?

He's not only playing sans brace, but plus Coach, who wasn't supposed to join him til Hamburg. Anyone know anything about that?In one of Roger's pressers - I think in Oz or maybe Shanghai he mentioned that Tony might be with him in IW. I'm glad he made the trip. Hopefully he'll be in Miami too. And glad the brace is off because hopefully that means the ankle is 100% or at least mentally he's not thinking about it anymore.

RonE
03-14-2006, 01:19 PM
When does Roger play his next match?

rofe
03-14-2006, 01:53 PM
It's doubles, who cares. I don't get concerned when he looses doubles matches. Although I feel bad for Yves, but I know he's doing it as a favor for Rogi. Hopefully ESPN2 will show his singles match today. They have coverage all day here in CA and Roger's the third match scheduled on the main stadium court. I'm glad he's not playing at night because it's so cold....and I don't think ESPN2 will have night coverage today, they're commercials said they would be showing world baseball again. So I guess Rafa/Fish doesn't warrent TV coverage. ;)

It is just a two hour window for the Hingis-Davenport match between 4 and 6pm EST. They then have it later at night for 2 hours again. How come you are getting full day coverage? :confused:

yanchr
03-14-2006, 01:54 PM
When does Roger play his next match?
Tomorrow around 3pm local time, see what is your time :wavey:

Good luck Roger! Hopefully I can watch you.

avocadoe
03-14-2006, 02:01 PM
espn2 show starts at 1 pm...I figure they'll show Martina vs LD and Roger vs ORochus, no? I'd better check. They are listed in today's paper as coming back at 8:30 pm which would be the Nadal vs Fish?

RogiFan88
03-14-2006, 02:04 PM
So far I've seen AA -- the only good thing about that match were his petulant outbursts and bratty childish behaviour, always getting his way... last night we got the most boring match ever Hewitt vs. Schuettler... thank God it was cut to a 2-hr slot.

I wonder what exciting match we get at 1pm today?? I guess AA vs. Haas -- well at least Haas did his job for once. ;)

Will I EVER see Rogi????? :mad:

Nocko
03-14-2006, 02:30 PM
Good Luck Rogi!


Silvy! :wavey:

RogiFan88
03-14-2006, 02:42 PM
GO, ROGI, vs. Ollie!

NYCtennisfan
03-14-2006, 03:01 PM
I think the new doubles format is a big reason why so many players played doubles here at IW. I think most of them were using the doubles matches to get a good rhythm on serve, returns, and volleys. Since it's mostly for training, you want to make sure that you aren't going to play a lot of tennis, so the new format makes that happen.

SUKTUEN
03-14-2006, 03:02 PM
when will Roger play next match ?

nobama
03-14-2006, 03:16 PM
It is just a two hour window for the Hingis-Davenport match between 4 and 6pm EST. They then have it later at night for 2 hours again. How come you are getting full day coverage? :confused:I mispoke. I'm getting coverage from 11am to 3pm, so we'll either see Baggy and Hingis/Davenport or they'll show tape delay from yesterday until the Hingis/Davenport match starts. And if that match is short maybe they'll show some of Roger. But I bet not. They have no control over the scheduling I guess, so it's tough to blame them for not seeing Roger so far. Still I'd rather have Roger playing during the day when the weather is warmer.

Fergie
03-14-2006, 04:07 PM
Good luck Rogi today! :bounce:

Skyward
03-14-2006, 04:13 PM
Roger, good luck against Rochus.

I'm a little worried about Hrbaty/Gasquet match up in the R16. :unsure:

RogiFan88
03-14-2006, 04:24 PM
Just concentrate on the match at hand. ;)

Rogiman
03-14-2006, 04:49 PM
Roger, good luck against Rochus.

I'm a little worried about Hrbaty/Gasquet match up in the R16. :unsure:
I'm anxious to watch that one, actually :)

If it's Gasquet then I'm sure it'll be a spectacular match, and to be honest - I'm pretty sure Roger'll win.
If it's Hrbaty I'm so waiting for Roger to kick his sorry ass, especially when their last match 2 years ago was a complete nonsense, with Roger having 2524658 chances to close it out, and deliberately losing in the end.
No reason for Roger not to own Hrbaty, and I'm sure he will.

AsianSensation
03-14-2006, 05:21 PM
Good luck today Rogi!!

oneandonlyhsn
03-14-2006, 05:32 PM
Good luck Rogi make it nice and quick so you can get lots of rest :bounce:

rofe
03-14-2006, 06:05 PM
Roger will take care of Ollie, I am not too worried about that match. The next round will be challenging if it is Gasquet. I would love to watch that match, especially if Gasquet plays like he did in Monte Carlo. I think Roger will prevail this time though.

If the Dominator makes it, Roger should school him especially since their h2h is so lopsided.

Rogiman
03-14-2006, 06:17 PM
If the Dominator makes it, Roger should school him especially since their h2h is so lopsided.
Well, I agree he should thrash him, but I wouldn't say their h2h is very much of an indication, seeing as they have only met twice - in the space of 4 years - the last encounter being 2 years ago:


2004 Cincinnati AMS, Hard, R64
Ohio, USA Hard R64 Hrbaty 6 1 6 7 4 6

2000 Paris Indoor, Carpet, R64
France Carpet R64 Hrbaty 6 4 2 6 2 6

tonia9
03-14-2006, 10:38 PM
Good luck, Roger!!

oneandonlyhsn
03-14-2006, 11:14 PM
Rogi serving rather poorly today, c'mon Rogi :bounce:

rofe
03-14-2006, 11:26 PM
This is shocking - Fed is having a major letdown. Come on Fed!

oneandonlyhsn
03-14-2006, 11:31 PM
Rogi :help: WTF is he doing

Minnie
03-14-2006, 11:33 PM
I've just clicked on the livescores and could hardly believe what I was seeing... but then again, Roger has been very erratic over the past couple of months... so nothing should really come as a shock! What must Tony be thinking??

mangoes
03-14-2006, 11:35 PM
I just got home and clicked on the live score and got a headache. I really hope Roger can raise the level of his game..............fingers crossed.........

Minnie
03-14-2006, 11:36 PM
I'm gonna have to leave this now - up early in the morning ... shall I dare to switch on the result??!!! Must keep the faith ... but Roger makes it hard sometimes!

NYCtennisfan
03-15-2006, 12:20 AM
the last couple of times they played, Ollie could barely return his serve. this is quite surprising.

Mechlan
03-15-2006, 12:23 AM
Arg, Oli is staying with him. Rochus is talented, but i was not expecting this battle.

Mechlan
03-15-2006, 12:28 AM
Another game, another BP saved. Roger is scaring the shit out of me.

oneandonlyhsn
03-15-2006, 12:33 AM
Ollie is holding so easily and Roegr is really struggling :help: plz step it up Rogi this is scary :unsure:

oneandonlyhsn
03-15-2006, 12:35 AM
Finish this now Rogi go for the break

Mechlan
03-15-2006, 12:43 AM
An easy serve game? Last chance to break now.

Go Roger!

oneandonlyhsn
03-15-2006, 12:45 AM
Roche looks worried, I dont want a TB

Mechlan
03-15-2006, 12:46 AM
Match points.

NYCtennisfan
03-15-2006, 12:48 AM
Finally Roger breaks to end the match. Roger made an ungodly amount of UE's in this match. He is not playing Roger Federer tennis.

Mechlan
03-15-2006, 12:48 AM
And he wins it. :)

Congrats Rogelio, but try to make it quicker next time. ;)

RogiFan88
03-15-2006, 12:53 AM
Phew! Rogi through in a nailbiter! But it's the win that counts (as GWH always says). Great fight from Ollie. :)

bokehlicious
03-15-2006, 01:24 AM
He is not playing Roger Federer tennis.

I don't know why :sad: Too much pressure ? But a win is a win in the end, but with that kind of tennis he won't go through for sure :tears:

rofe
03-15-2006, 01:26 AM
I blame this poor performance on two main reasons:

1) His 1st serve percentage
2) Lack of bite on his 1st serve.

He had both in 2004 and parts of 2005. He really needs to tighten his serving game a lot more so that he can put pressure on his opponent's serve game. Even when he gets his 1st serve in it is no longer "unreadable" as it used to be. Ollie does know Roger's serve motion so it is no surprise that he can read it well but other players have been reading his serve as well.

He can't be casual about his own serve game and expect to take the break back all the time. Against good players, that is a disaster waiting to happen.

Having said that, I am happy that he pulled through as champions often do. I just don't like that he is going into defensive mode so often.