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RG 1st Rnd Federer def. Hartfield 7-5, 7-6(2), 6-2

Billabong
05-28-2006, 01:43 PM
Keep it up Fed:bounce: Tough match;)

jazz_girl
05-28-2006, 01:44 PM
Great effort by Diego :worship:

NyGeL
05-28-2006, 01:44 PM
:worship: :worship: :worship: Dieguito "el gato" Hartfield :worship: :worship: :worship:

Champion number 1
05-28-2006, 01:45 PM
Yes good effort by Hartfield. A nice match in a way for Federer. Sometimes its good to get a couple of competitive sets in to set him up for matches where he will need to win the big points.

Deboogle!.
05-28-2006, 01:45 PM
Great effort by Diego :worship:My thoughts exactly! After what we discussed last night on here, I think he did himself proud :D

jazz_girl
05-28-2006, 01:48 PM
My thoughts exactly! After what we discussed last night on here, I think he did himself proud :D
Absolutly :yeah:

Björki
05-28-2006, 01:49 PM
Great effort Diego :yeah:

scoobs
05-28-2006, 01:49 PM
Very nicely done from Diego - certainly made people sit up and take notice.

if he'd handled the pressure points a little better that could have been an even tougher match. As it is, the Argentine's chutzpah and Federer's own below-par performance made it hard work.

Gotta love these young players who come out and just play freely with little pressure - no history with the opponent so nothing to dwell on, just swing and play good tennis. Until those pressure moments.

Still, certainly a good match for Hartfield who will have learned a lot about how to handle the pressure of the big points. Nice workout for Federer. I don't think he'll be entirely happy with his performance, but he did enough to get it done in 3 so he won't be too concerned at this point with the parts of his game that didn't click right into place.

ezekiel
05-28-2006, 01:49 PM
tough challenge for Roger early ;)
Diego Hartfield seemed like a very nice player but missing just little something extra. It's weird I never heard of him before

Lala186
05-28-2006, 01:49 PM
Yess Diego looks like Gaudio

handsome argentine

DrJules
05-28-2006, 01:51 PM
As they say, it is winning that counts not how badly you play to win.

peacechick
05-28-2006, 01:54 PM
Diego :worship: fought brilliantly :cool:

mallorn
05-28-2006, 01:56 PM
Very good performance by Diego, certainly didn't look like cannon fodder. :yeah: Too bad he was running on empty in the third set.
As I said in another thread, he's got a vicious drop shot!

On a shallow note, he's very good-looking too. ;)

A_Skywalker
05-28-2006, 01:56 PM
Can someone post a picture of Diego , I want him as a wallpaper ;)

Yappa
05-28-2006, 01:58 PM
Yess Diego looks like Gaudio



Yep, I thought the same. :)

jazz_girl
05-28-2006, 02:01 PM
Can someone post a picture of Diego , I want him as a wallpaper ;)
Here you have:

gusman890
05-28-2006, 02:03 PM
congrats federer !

only 6 more wins until the title =)

swissfed
05-28-2006, 02:08 PM
Nice job Hartfield , actually it 's a pretty good performance against the NO.1 who has so far been to the driver seat and still lost just a little bit. Federer, thirsty to hear of your game.

Pea
05-28-2006, 02:10 PM
Good start, Rogi. Keep those ue down in this tourney.:o

Great match, Diego!:yeah:

almouchie
05-28-2006, 02:11 PM
truth be told
Hartfield played a great match
his first on the tour, first GS, center court
& no less with the no.1
he did himself very well & gained a few fans as well
Federer didnt start well, but got better
& if his overall game wasnt all that great
credit to Hartfield who only ley go late in the third on coz he was tired

LLeytonRules
05-28-2006, 02:26 PM
Roger had alot of break chances and couldnt capitalize, he always struggles with guys he has never seen before, i expect his play to be better next round.Everywhere i see the radio message, they said, Roger struggles in the first round. :rolleyes:

DDrago2
05-28-2006, 02:27 PM
Federer was in a very bad mood today, very sour looking (more than ussual)

This Diego played some great points, but all in all it wasn't a great match

Federer will need to be more pumped up!

lucashg
05-28-2006, 02:41 PM
Very nicely done from Diego - certainly made people sit up and take notice.

if he'd handled the pressure points a little better that could have been an even tougher match. As it is, the Argentine's chutzpah and Federer's own below-par performance made it hard work.

I agree. He's got a good game and showed a great effort today.

Gotta love these young players who come out and just play freely with little pressure - no history with the opponent so nothing to dwell on, just swing and play good tennis. Until those pressure moments.

Diego Hartfield is actually older than Federer (he's 25) so he's not a youngster, but I see what you mean. He, as those youngsters, lack experience and some sort of self-belief in those pressure moments and that's why they hardly come out on top (that excludes Nadal, obviously).


Still, certainly a good match for Hartfield who will have learned a lot about how to handle the pressure of the big points. Nice workout for Federer. I don't think he'll be entirely happy with his performance, but he did enough to get it done in 3 so he won't be too concerned at this point with the parts of his game that didn't click right into place.

In a way it's nice that Roger got tested already in R1, as he'll prepare his game better for the following rounds and will be more confident.

Congrats, Roger!
Good luck next round!

LLeytonRules
05-28-2006, 02:44 PM
Was there alot of wind today during their match?I heard it was windy.

scoobs
05-28-2006, 02:45 PM
Yeah pretty windy in Paris today - a bit gusty sometimes too which can make the ball do wierd things.

RonE
05-28-2006, 03:06 PM
A win is a win- and besides someone did mention cannon fodder. And according to some Roger is already through to the final to be cannon fodder for Rafa right? ;)

Anyway, good that he got it done in straights. Let's hope he can keep improving because he will need to!

mecir72
05-28-2006, 03:07 PM
Diego's serve especially looked alot like Gaudio. You have to question though, if you are that good at copying a shot, why copy Gaudio's serve?

Golfnduck
05-28-2006, 03:47 PM
This match was a lot closer than I thought it would be. I'm thinking Roger wasn't playing at top form.

BmxBandit
05-28-2006, 04:03 PM
well, someone on RG website is smoking crack:
http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/reports/2006-05-28/200605281148802248090.html

Hartfield made 109 winners to Federer's 130.

LLeytonRules
05-28-2006, 04:05 PM
He maded 51 winners, looks like Roger didnt wanna play on sunday as well.This schedule is wacky, now Roger has to wait till wednesday to play his second round match.

Argenbrit
05-28-2006, 04:07 PM
Great match, Diego. :)

Well done, Roger. :wavey:

musefanatic
05-28-2006, 04:10 PM
Well done Fed, wasn't just given it though was he, well done to Hartfield :)

fenomeno2111
05-28-2006, 04:37 PM
You gotta love RG for this stuff, no other slam we see Roger or any other top player (except Nadal) struggling in the first rounds. Nice match from Diego, I've seen him play (tv) during Bs. Aires Challenger and I thought he had a pretty nice game and I think he's ranked so low because he had injury problems through all his career and he was considered a young talent with potential in his early years but I'm not sure about this ( Can any fellow argentine confirm this) I remember him playing the final against Berlocq and they said something about his injuries.

Did you guys see on the first set Hartfield serving to go up 4-0 and it was AD-Roger and the ump called it in for Fed when it was CLEARLY out ? WTF they can't see if it's in or out :mad:

Great Job by Diego!!!

landoud
05-28-2006, 04:52 PM
Yess Diego looks like Gaudio

handsome argentine
that's exactly what I thought...
he looks great

NyGeL
05-28-2006, 04:54 PM
Diego's serve especially looked alot like Gaudio. You have to question though, if you are that good at copying a shot, why copy Gaudio's serve?

also his personality is like federer (always shouting, blaming himself, throwing the the raquet), and his game style too (lot of "magic"), exept that his backhand sux.

Viken01
05-28-2006, 06:50 PM
well played diego

Fergie
05-28-2006, 07:14 PM
Well done Rogi and great effort Diego! :yeah:

Allez
05-28-2006, 07:32 PM
Roger was a bit annoyed he had to play on the Sunday. He'd requested Monday start to his campaign but they refused and let him start today instead. Same with the women's no.4 seed Sarapova. Both would have been livid had they lost. Now Roger has to do it all over again on Wednesday. It will be like a 1st round match after two whole days of doing nothing. No wonder he "struggled" a little today. Focus wasn't there and who can blame him. That said, Hartfield played with a lot of heart out there. I knew he would be threat.

shotgun
05-28-2006, 07:33 PM
Funnily enough, Hartfield shares the same nickname with Gaudio (el Gato), and not because they look alike, but because of his surname (which resembles Garfield).

Loftra
05-28-2006, 10:07 PM
Diego's serve especially looked alot like Gaudio. You have to question though, if you are that good at copying a shot, why copy Gaudio's serve?

Yes obviously he should've taken Karlovic's serve, Gonzo's forehand, Gaudio's backhand, Henman's volley,...

Bilbo
05-28-2006, 10:16 PM
first struggle for Federer in 1st Round

ChloeLove
05-28-2006, 10:20 PM
I like this Diego already! He played great considering it was against Roger, the NO.1 player, and it is his first time playing in the pro's. I'd say he faired a lot better than many of the top 20 players could have. I hope to see more of this guy, he's quite talented, and good looking too.

And well . . . Roger, good job, you won the match. That's all that matters.

Daniel
05-28-2006, 10:51 PM
Well done Roger :D

star
05-28-2006, 10:52 PM
Hartfield is a very handsome guy. I'm glad I got to see him.

celia
05-28-2006, 11:15 PM
Hartfield is a very handsome guy. I'm glad I got to see him.
love your priorities :lol: yes Diego makes for some fine eye candy.

congrats Rogi. 1 down, 7 to go. phew!

R.Federer
05-28-2006, 11:16 PM
congrats Rogi. 1 down, 7 to go. phew!
only 6 more to go I think :)

Longshot
05-29-2006, 01:06 AM
only 6 more to go I think :)

Haven't you heard? To increase tv revenue, the FFT now has the final played twice. The second final will be on the new "Third Monday."

atheneglaukopis
05-29-2006, 01:08 AM
Haven't you heard? To increase tv revenue, the FFT now has the final played twice. The second final will be on the new "Third Monday."
:haha: Soon will be Wimbledon, Roger, hang in there.

jazz_girl
05-29-2006, 01:29 AM
This is what Diego said after the match:

"Me puse feliz cuando me enteré que me tocaba jugar con Federer. Y sí, me sorprendí cuando me puse 3-0, pero sabía que no iba a durar mucho. No me engaño: era obvio que no iba a ganar, lo importante era disfrutarlo"
"I was happy when I found out I was gonna play against Federer. And yes, I was surprised when I was up 3-0 but I knew that wasn't gonna last much. I knew what was gonna happen: it was obvious he was gonna win, the important thing was to enjoy it"


"Esto no me lo saca nunca más nadie. Voy a tener el vídeo, lo voy a tener, y algún día les voy a contar a mis nietos que jugué con el número uno del mundo"
"No one's ever gonna take this away from me. I'll have the tape with me and some day I'll tell my grandkids that I played against the N°1 player in the world!

I love his attitude :yeah:

celia
05-29-2006, 01:51 AM
only 6 more to go I think :)
Rafa counts as two :p

star
05-29-2006, 02:11 AM
This is what Diego said after the match:

"Me puse feliz cuando me enteré que me tocaba jugar con Federer. Y sí, me sorprendí cuando me puse 3-0, pero sabía que no iba a durar mucho. No me engaño: era obvio que no iba a ganar, lo importante era disfrutarlo"
"I was happy when I found out I was gonna play against Federer. And yes, I was surprised when I was up 3-0 but I knew that wasn't gonna last much. I knew what was gonna happen: it was obvious he was gonna win, the important thing was to enjoy it"


"Esto no me lo saca nunca más nadie. Voy a tener el vídeo, lo voy a tener, y algún día les voy a contar a mis nietos que jugué con el número uno del mundo"
"No one's ever gonna take this away from me. I'll have the tape with me and some day I'll tell my grandkids that I played against the N°1 player in the world!

I love his attitude :yeah:

And he played bravely.

Federerhingis
05-29-2006, 05:42 AM
This is what Diego said after the match:

"Me puse feliz cuando me enteré que me tocaba jugar con Federer. Y sí, me sorprendí cuando me puse 3-0, pero sabía que no iba a durar mucho. No me engaño: era obvio que no iba a ganar, lo importante era disfrutarlo"
"I was happy when I found out I was gonna play against Federer. And yes, I was surprised when I was up 3-0 but I knew that wasn't gonna last much. I knew what was gonna happen: it was obvious he was gonna win, the important thing was to enjoy it"


"Esto no me lo saca nunca más nadie. Voy a tener el vídeo, lo voy a tener, y algún día les voy a contar a mis nietos que jugué con el número uno del mundo"
"No one's ever gonna take this away from me. I'll have the tape with me and some day I'll tell my grandkids that I played against the N°1 player in the world!

I love his attitude :yeah:

Que buen espiritu tiene Diego, que bien! :yeah: Es muy optimista y es lo que necesita para que mejore su puesto en el escalafon en los rankings. Tiene mucho talento y se ve que merece un puesto muchisimo mas alto de el cual se encuentra.

Very nice attitude. :D

azza
05-29-2006, 06:16 AM
Watch Next week Hartfield will lose to someone ranked 783 in the first round of a Challenger like they always do :o

Bilbo
05-29-2006, 06:49 AM
Rafa would never win 7-5 7-6 6-2 against Hartfield on clay and this makes the difference between the #1 and #2 player on this surface.

If Robredo is playing his best like he is these days Federer can go home early.

Purple Rainbow
05-29-2006, 07:58 AM
This reminds me of the time Federer played Suzuki in the 1st round. Suzuki played brilliantly, very entertaining, and I figured I wanted to see more games of this guy. Of course he disappeared into obscurity. I am afraid the same will happen to Hartfield.

Mechlan
05-29-2006, 08:04 AM
Rafa would never win 7-5 7-6 6-2 against Hartfield on clay and this makes the difference between the #1 and #2 player on this surface.

If Robredo is playing his best like he is these days Federer can go home early.

Fortunately, the title isn't decided by how Nadal or Federer play Hartfield, it's decided by how Nadal and Federer play each other.

User id 7816
05-29-2006, 09:53 AM
lol at that crazy shot Hartfield made when Fed lobbed him towards the end....guess he's a clown too, much like some of his compatriots :o ;)
but its good to see guys giving Fed a fight like this i mean at some point someone will eventually take a set off him and I think Diego deserved to, but not enough experience i guess.

Neely
05-29-2006, 08:15 PM
Good match of Hartfield! :hatoff: When I saw him playing he was again once more one of these players that make you wondering "why the hell is this guy not doing more demage?!". Sure, I know that Federer starts usually slowly into the tournaments, but still it was well played by Hartfield :yeah:

Diego Hartfield seemed to be cool and I learnt that he has an Austrian double citizenship. I don't think that's going to happen, but: if he is not going to make the breakthrough in the Argentine Davis Cup team due to the big depth in Argentina, I would welcome him playing for Austria too :angel: ;)

celia
05-29-2006, 10:24 PM
Watch Next week Hartfield will lose to someone ranked 783 in the first round of a Challenger like they always do :o
doesn't matter. it doesn't change the fact that he gave the King a challenge.

soraya
05-29-2006, 11:04 PM
This is what Diego said after the match:

"Me puse feliz cuando me enteré que me tocaba jugar con Federer. Y sí, me sorprendí cuando me puse 3-0, pero sabía que no iba a durar mucho. No me engaño: era obvio que no iba a ganar, lo importante era disfrutarlo"
"I was happy when I found out I was gonna play against Federer. And yes, I was surprised when I was up 3-0 but I knew that wasn't gonna last much. I knew what was gonna happen: it was obvious he was gonna win, the important thing was to enjoy it"


"Esto no me lo saca nunca más nadie. Voy a tener el vídeo, lo voy a tener, y algún día les voy a contar a mis nietos que jugué con el número uno del mundo"
"No one's ever gonna take this away from me. I'll have the tape with me and some day I'll tell my grandkids that I played against the N°1 player in the world!

I love his attitude :yeah:

indeed. great attitude