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Federer def. Gasquet, 7-6(7), 6-7(7), 6-4

Johnny Groove
06-15-2006, 03:32 PM
brilliantly played tennis :worship:

Yappa
06-15-2006, 03:34 PM
Good match. Too bad I couldnt see the last set. :(

oneandonlyhsn
06-15-2006, 03:34 PM
Well done Rogi, still having a hard time adjusting returning serve on grass.

Richie :hug: he played brilliantly shame they had to meet so early

silverwhite
06-15-2006, 03:34 PM
You had coverage? :confused:

gillian
06-15-2006, 03:34 PM
Sounds like a competitive match. Did anyone here see it?

Neely
06-15-2006, 03:34 PM
Close match and exciting. Gasquet did well and it good on grass, but Federer is not yet at his best on grass, especially regarding his play from the basline; you could see this in some situations and he himself also knows it when you saw his reaction after some points.

tennis lover
06-15-2006, 03:35 PM
Well done Roger! :yeah: Great effort from Richard though, I hope he can take some confidence from this for Nottingham! :)

Billabong
06-15-2006, 03:35 PM
Rogi:woohoo: I guess it's good to have a very tough match early in the grass season, he must be getting some rhythm now:yeah: I have to admitt I was very afraid after Rogi wasted 2 mps in the second set, we all know what happened in Monte Carlo last year.. anyways keep up the good play Rogi:bounce:!!!

Federer&Hingis
06-15-2006, 03:35 PM
What a match!!!!!

Can anyone rememger last year Halle first round between Roger and Soderling?

This match gave me the same feeling to that one.

nobama
06-15-2006, 03:35 PM
Well done Rogi, still having a hard time adjusting returning serve on grass.

Richie :hug: he played brilliantly shame they had to meet so earlySo how did Roger look today. Of course no coverage of Halle (or Queens) here in the USA. I'm so glad I have the tennis channel so I can see 1999 davis cup tie between USA and GBR. :rolleyes:

kindablue
06-15-2006, 03:36 PM
Good fight Richard!!! Roger :yeah:

nobama
06-15-2006, 03:38 PM
Close match and exciting. Gasquet did well and it good on grass, but Federer is not yet at his best on grass, especially regarding his play from the basline; you could see this in some situations and he himself also knows it when you saw his reaction after some points.Roger said in his presser yesterday that he was struggling with the returns. Meetingn a quality opponent like Gasquet early on is very good practice though. I feel bad they had to meet so early esp if Ritchie was playing well. :sad:

oneandonlyhsn
06-15-2006, 03:39 PM
So how did Roger look today. Of course no coverage of Halle (or Queens) here in the USA. I'm so glad I have the tennis channel so I can see 1999 davis cup tie between USA and GBR. :rolleyes:

Not bad but not sharp as he can be on grass, his timing on returns is still late. Understandable since he just got back from clay. And like Neely said, he seems a little unsure about when to attack from the baseline, and when to come in. Hopefully that will pick up with more matches. Who does he play next?

juanito7
06-15-2006, 03:40 PM
OMG Richard!!! So close to such an important victory, fucking 4 missed SP in the first set!!

FedFan
06-15-2006, 03:40 PM
Great played from both. :worship: Hopefully Gasquet will be seeded at Wimbledon. :scared:

landoud
06-15-2006, 03:42 PM
Well done Roger!

Federer&Hingis
06-15-2006, 03:43 PM
Not bad but not sharp as he can be on grass, his timing on returns is still late. Understandable since he just got back from clay. And like Neely said, he seems a little unsure about when to attack from the baseline, and when to come in. Hopefully that will pick up with more matches. Who does he play next?

Safin or Oli.

:o :o :o :o :o

Suck draws.

mishar
06-15-2006, 03:44 PM
I think this might be Roger's toughest match of the tournament -- perhaps Safin will be tough as well, if he's getting his act together.

I hope the closeness gives Richard confidence, and he can defend his title in Nottingham!

guille&tati4life
06-15-2006, 03:45 PM
Unlucky Richi, surprisingly good try

vincayou
06-15-2006, 03:46 PM
Great played from both. :worship: Hopefully Gasquet will be seeded at Wimbledon. :scared:

No chance.

Hola Mr. SK
06-15-2006, 03:46 PM
tough match but good win, Roger!:)
Brilliant fight, Richie :yeah:

silverwhite
06-15-2006, 03:46 PM
Great played from both. :worship: Hopefully Gasquet will be seeded at Wimbledon. :scared:

No chance, after losing in the 2nd round here. :p

Federerhingis
06-15-2006, 03:46 PM
Rogi:woohoo: I guess it's good to have a very tough match early in the grass season, he must be getting some rhythm now:yeah: I have to admitt I was very afraid after Rogi wasted 2 mps in the second set, we all know what happened in Monte Carlo last year.. anyways keep up the good play Rogi:bounce:!!!

Thank goodness this wasn't clay. Nevertheless, Richie is pretty at home on grass. That backhand must be a beauty on grass.

Dupuis2006
06-15-2006, 04:11 PM
Roger:banana:

RonE
06-15-2006, 04:15 PM
Good win!

Whatever doesn't kill you only makes you stronger. If he is feeling ok physically he should be able to pick it up in his next match and he knows he needs to regardless of who he plays!

Conita
06-15-2006, 04:19 PM
well done Richie!
it doesnt matter if he lost he showed he's back on form!
great news
:)

Viken01
06-15-2006, 04:29 PM
i couldn't see the match but wow richard :o

Phunkadelicious
06-15-2006, 04:54 PM
At least Richie gave it a shot :D When was the last time Roger was pushed this hard on grass? By Safin in last years final? Interestingly enough, this scoreline is nearly identical to his first round match with Soderling last year/

DDrago2
06-15-2006, 05:07 PM
I'v seen only a part of the match (first set and a half of the second) and it was suprising to see how much Federer resembled his RG finals weakneses - suddenly playing an awfull game and somewhat loosing will to play afterwards. I thought this was due to Nadal in RG finals but I am not sure now It seems he has some bad streak

Leo
06-15-2006, 05:07 PM
Good try, Richard. Hopefully you're improving, just in time to defend big big points!

*julie*
06-15-2006, 05:11 PM
Congrats Fed. :yeah:

I had the feeling Richard could do well today... and I am happy to see that was a close match. Now, Richard only needs some luck to have a good draw in the coming tournaments.
:help: Please, no more Nalby or Fed in a second round!!!

Silver, where is the bagel you were expecting? :rolleyes:

Argenbrit
06-15-2006, 05:12 PM
Richard :sad:

silverwhite
06-15-2006, 05:14 PM
Silver, where is the bagel you were expecting? :rolleyes:

He usually gets them in best-of-five matches. :p

DDrago2
06-15-2006, 05:20 PM
Richard somehow didn't have the nerves in the first set

*julie*
06-15-2006, 05:21 PM
He usually gets them in best-of-five matches. :p
But please, Mr Pessimistic...
You have to admit that you mentionned a bagel for this match. :p

silverwhite
06-15-2006, 05:25 PM
But please, Mr Pessimistic...
You have to admit that you mentionned a bagel for this match. :p

I said that I hoped he wouldn't get bagelled :shrug:

yanchr
06-15-2006, 05:25 PM
Good job Roger. He needs this tournament to refind his touch on grass, and above all, regain his confidence from the RG loss...

I believe he will pick up his game in the next rounds.

lucashg
06-15-2006, 05:37 PM
Well done, both of them. Congrats Roger for winning and hopefully that has given him enough match practice on grass to toughen up his game for the next rounds, and even if it didn't, Halle is just for preparation anyway, and it's normal that he's playing way below his best.

As for Richard, he seems to finally be getting his game back together, I just hope he stays away from Roger, David, Mario and some other big names in Wimbledon, I think he could do well given a favorable draw, he's got the goods for grass. Good luck in defending Nottingham, Richard!

Good luck next round, Roger!

rofe
06-15-2006, 05:37 PM
I said that I hoped he wouldn't get bagelled :shrug:

There was no chance of Gasquet getting bagelled. Even if Fed's timing is on, he won't bagel Gasquet unless Gasquet gives up.

JMG
06-15-2006, 05:41 PM
It was incredible how Gasquet outplayed Federer in that setpoint of the 2nd set. :worship:

silverwhite
06-15-2006, 05:55 PM
There was no chance of Gasquet getting bagelled. Even if Fed's timing is on, he won't bagel Gasquet unless Gasquet gives up.

The problem is that he likes to tank matches. We don't even have to go that far back. Just look at the RG match against Nalby. :o

Corey Feldman
06-15-2006, 06:04 PM
get your shit together fed
gasquet easily could won this match in 2 sets.

roger's brainfarts are becoming more and more common :(

lucashg
06-15-2006, 06:05 PM
The problem is that he likes to tank matches. We don't even have to go that far back. Just look at the RG match against Nalby. :o

Sad, but true. He's got to get over that non-sense. It's obvious he can get good results (wins, close matches) once he's willing to fight. I'm obviously not counting his various injuries, but his selective fighting spirit is frustrating! :o

Hopefully we'll see more of hungry Richard from now on. :p

rofe
06-15-2006, 06:07 PM
get your shit together fed
gasquet easily could won this match in 2 sets.

roger's brainfarts are becoming more and more common :(

That may not be a bad thing. He needs to lose more often in these smaller tournaments to make him hungrier for the big ones. Of course, that didn't work out during the clay season so...:shrug:

silverwhite
06-15-2006, 06:08 PM
Sad, but true. He's got to get over that non-sense. It's obvious he can get good results (wins, close matches) once he's willing to fight. I'm obviously not counting his various injuries, but his selective fighting spirit is frustrating! :o

Hopefully we'll see more of hungry Richard from now on. :p

Yes, that's a good description of it. :tape:

Clara Bow
06-15-2006, 06:10 PM
Nice to hear that it was a good match and that Gasquet if (finally!) back to form. :)

*Viva Chile*
06-15-2006, 06:26 PM
What a score :eek:
And again Gasquet had made trouble to Federer, and now on grass :p
Good sign for Richard ;)

almouchie
06-15-2006, 06:31 PM
federer barely edged the match
richard had his chances
great match

Havok
06-15-2006, 07:29 PM
Rich :hug:. Awesome fight though, losing to Roger 6-4 in the 3rd on his beloved grass is really good. Hopefully this is a sign of some great things to come in the future, but I hope you boost up your ranking and fast as to avoid these really shitty draws he's been getting after coming off his injury.

tangerine_dream
06-15-2006, 07:49 PM
Why do I get the frightening feeling that in another year or so Richard Gasquet will become Roger's other Achilles heel? :scared:

ExpectedWinner
06-15-2006, 08:02 PM
Why do I get the frightening feeling that in another year or so Richard Gasquet will become Roger's other Achilles heel? :scared:

If he works hard on his fitness and learns to use his wide arsenal of shots properly , he can become the Achilles heel for the entire tour.

tennis lover
06-15-2006, 08:03 PM
Why do I get the frightening feeling that in another year or so Richard Gasquet will become Roger's other Achilles heel? :scared:
Don't be scared tangy! ;) it's good that Roger will have rivals, it makes it more interesting for him and for us. But Richard has got a long way to go first! :)

oneandonlyhsn
06-15-2006, 08:14 PM
Why do I get the frightening feeling that in another year or so Richard Gasquet will become Roger's other Achilles heel? :scared:

If he fixes his head, Richard will be to the tour what Fed was in 2003-2005

Scotso
06-15-2006, 08:29 PM
so close Richard :sobbing:

richie21
06-15-2006, 08:47 PM
well done Richie!
it doesnt matter if he lost he showed he's back on form!
great news
:)


well when he doesn t have any injury,it's a lot easier obviously :)

great match,well done to Roger for winning it,he showed again he was though mentally.
well done Richie too :)
now i just hope you'll stay injury free for a long period and show us that you are way better than what your current ranking would suggest.

If he fixes his head, Richard will be to the tour what Fed was in 2003-2005

i can t see him(or any player to be fair) being as dominant as Roger but i certainly think he can be a huge threat for Roger in fast surfaces in the future.

Raquel
06-15-2006, 10:25 PM
Well done Roger :hug:

Reminiscent of last year in Halle, where Roger survived a 3rd set tiebreak against Soderling. Good luck tomorrow Rogi

Bubba08
06-15-2006, 10:28 PM
:(

Aleksa's Laydee
06-15-2006, 11:31 PM
Richie...so glad your back to some great form :D

new-york
06-15-2006, 11:32 PM
so close. :awww:

rofe
06-15-2006, 11:46 PM
Why do I get the frightening feeling that in another year or so Richard Gasquet will become Roger's other Achilles heel? :scared:

I actually don't mind if Gasquet takes over. I support him whenever he isn't playing Fed. Somebody has to, but unless Gasquet posts such results consistently, it is a little premature to say that he will become Roger's Achilles heel.

magnoliaewan
06-16-2006, 03:37 AM
Congrats to Federer. I hope he wins the tournament. It's looking good for him.

Fergie
06-16-2006, 03:45 AM
Well done Rogi :yeah: ... This was tough :scared:

SwissMister1
06-16-2006, 04:33 AM
wow, very close score...nice to see Richard put in a fight against Roger. Now if he can get some easier draws in the upcoming weeks, he could put some wins together...

Art&Soul
06-16-2006, 05:10 AM
Play better next round ROGI, well done RICHIE