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Roger Federer def Tommy Haas 6-4 6-7(4) 6-3

silverwhite
06-17-2006, 12:34 PM
Another tough match but he came through again. :D

bokehlicious
06-17-2006, 12:35 PM
Well done champion !

richie21
06-17-2006, 12:38 PM
well done Roger ,nice to see you keep fighting despite not playing at your best :)
even though it went to the third 3,i would say that it was an easier match than the last 2 as he looked clearly the dominant player in this match....but he wasted so many BPs (he only converted 2/13)!!

yanchr
06-17-2006, 12:38 PM
One more to go Roger...Come on tomorrow and you can rest...

Hagar
06-17-2006, 12:38 PM
Roger Federer :worship: :worship: :worship: !

Yappa
06-17-2006, 12:39 PM
He clearly should have won in two sets. So many bps in the 2nd set.

By far Federers best performance this week although he had to play another 3 setter. Pretty consistent. Seems hes getting back on track. Haas fought well and was dictating many of the rallys. Unfortunately, the german also made many UEs.

mangoes
06-17-2006, 12:39 PM
Congrats Roger :hug:

federated
06-17-2006, 12:41 PM
way to come through! I must say I'm really impressed. He must be so exhausted.

richie21
06-17-2006, 12:42 PM
He clearly should have won in two sets. So many bps in the 2nd set.

By far Federers best performance this week although he had to play another 3 setter. Pretty consistent. Seems hes getting back on track. Haas fought well and was dictating many of the rallys. Unfortunately, the german also made many many UEs.

did he really play that much better than against Gasquet or Rochus??

silverwhite
06-17-2006, 12:43 PM
He clearly should have won in two sets. So many bps in the 2nd set.


Yeah. 9 or 10 of them in all. :o

Mrs. B
06-17-2006, 12:43 PM
well done, Roger! :yeah: Good luck for tomorrow. Win or lose, you can have a rest before Wimby.

Yappa
06-17-2006, 12:43 PM
In my opinion yes: he made less UEs.

atheneglaukopis
06-17-2006, 12:44 PM
did he really play that much better than against Gasquet or Rochus??
Having seen the Rochus and the Haas match, I say there was a great increase in his performance.

mickymouse
06-17-2006, 12:45 PM
Federer.....got to admire his dedication to the sport and his resilience. Many in his shoes would already have withdrawn from the tournament or retired but here he is, still fighting on for a title that isn't even first tier.

Roger The Great
06-17-2006, 12:47 PM
Following the live scores page, it seems that Roger was at the net a lot more today and he was holding serve much easier.

NicoFan
06-17-2006, 12:49 PM
Tommy... :sad:

richie21
06-17-2006, 12:49 PM
In my opinion yes: he made less UEs.

how many UEs did he do exactly,do you know??
i know he did 41 UEs against Gasquet and 57 against Rochus

Neely
06-17-2006, 12:50 PM
Still a good week of Tommy! :)

Congrats to Federer! he's just so tough to beat on grass...

atheneglaukopis
06-17-2006, 12:50 PM
how many UEs did he do exactly,do you know??
i know he did 41 UEs against Gasquet and 57 against Rochus
26.

Billabong
06-17-2006, 12:50 PM
26.

awesome number:yeah: Plus, I think he didn't get broken today, which is another big improvement:yeah:

atheneglaukopis
06-17-2006, 12:51 PM
awesome number:yeah: Plus, I think he didn't get broken today, which is another big improvement:yeah:
Yep, and faced only 2 break points.

NYCtennisfan
06-17-2006, 12:53 PM
Federer.....got to admire his dedication to the sport and his resilience. Many in his shoes would already have withdrawn from the tournament or retired but here he is, still fighting on for a title that isn't even first tier.

Agree. The guy simply does not want to lose in any tournament and is not willing to ever just throw in the towel.

mallorn
06-17-2006, 01:07 PM
Well done, Roger! :yeah:

It's the first time I've seen him play this week and although he looked drained he played really well. Tommy made way too many UEs and missed some opportunities, but he served really well on BPs, so it wasn't exactly a matter of Roger wasting BPs but Tommy saving them.

On a lighter note, I watched it on an Italian channel (Sportitalia) and I must say it was funny to hear the commentator call Tommy "Ass" time after time. :tape:

richie21
06-17-2006, 01:08 PM
26.

wow that's a good stat for him considering he had to play 32 games + a tie break!! :eek:

oneandonlyhsn
06-17-2006, 01:12 PM
Rogi you champ you :woohoo: get some much needed rest and get ready for the final. 1 more to go and then you have a whole week to sleep and recover.

Roger does looks so tired :sad:

Allez
06-17-2006, 01:17 PM
Well done Rogi! One more match and you can take a well earned rest before Wimbers. This has been one hell of a tough week for Rogi right from the word go. From one Boppana to Haas, Roger has had to battle through mental and physical exhaustion. Way to go :yeah::yeah::yeah:

lucashg
06-17-2006, 01:33 PM
Well done, Roger! :yeah:
He battled through yet another three-setter but I'm glad this time he played better, good signs for tomorrow's final. Good luck and then have a well deserved week of rest, Roger! :)

robert6061
06-17-2006, 01:41 PM
This was the first match in Halle I saw in it's entirety after having taped the action from Queens all week. Federer is getting back in the groove although he should have taken advantage of at least one of the break points in the second set. Haas was devastating at times particularly off the backhand but his unforced errors let him down. Federer didn't play his best but he is showing signs of getting there.It was his fortieth win on grass and he should win his forty first tomorrow in the final regardless of whether he meets Berdych or Vliegen. A week of practice and rest in London next week should make perfect preparation for Wimby.

TennisGrandSlam
06-17-2006, 01:45 PM
He clearly should have won in two sets. So many bps in the 2nd set.

By far Federers best performance this week although he had to play another 3 setter. Pretty consistent. Seems hes getting back on track. Haas fought well and was dictating many of the rallys. Unfortunately, the german also made many UEs.

Roger is tired!

Roland Garros (Clay) ---[next week]---> Halle (Grass)

RonE
06-17-2006, 01:53 PM
I am very impressed with Roger this week. The character he is showing after a long clay season filled with 3 gutwrenching losses at the last hurdle especially at the French where he was so close to making history. To keep at it the way he does considering how tired and disappointed he must be feeling is just unbelievable. Win or lose tomorrow, Roger, I am proud of you :yeah:

mandoura
06-17-2006, 02:06 PM
He clearly should have won in two sets. So many bps in the 2nd set.

By far Federers best performance this week although he had to play another 3 setter. Pretty consistent. Seems hes getting back on track. Haas fought well and was dictating many of the rallys. Unfortunately, the german also made many UEs.

Thanks for that post. That's reassuring. Unfortunately, I couldn't see the match. I was so worried about and sad for him the last few days.

I want him to keep winning on grass because I know how important it is for him and for his confidence. It would also boost his morale.

Anyway, win or lose, I am always proud of him and whatever might come, for me, he's the best ever. It's not measured by the wins but rather the kind of player and man he is.

Go Roger, always. :)

mandoura
06-17-2006, 02:09 PM
Rogi you champ you :woohoo: get some much needed rest and get ready for the final. 1 more to go and then you have a whole week to sleep and recover.

Roger does looks so tired :sad:

:yeah: :banana:.

I am worried about him but today's news are a bit reassuring. Did you watch the match? Does he still look as tired as yesterday? :sad:

Billabong
06-17-2006, 02:12 PM
:yeah: :banana:.

I am worried about him but today's news are a bit reassuring. Did you watch the match? Does he still look as tired as yesterday? :sad:

some people who watched the match in the Fed forum said he definitely didn't look as much tired, much better overall:)

mandoura
06-17-2006, 02:24 PM
some people who watched the match in the Fed forum said he definitely didn't look as much tired, much better overall:)

Thank you so much Seb :hug: . I was really disappointed I couldn't see the match and was reaaaally worried about him specially the way he looked when he left the court yesterday.

star
06-17-2006, 02:41 PM
Tommy. :mad:

JeNn
06-17-2006, 02:44 PM
What this week shows is that Roger is still the mental master, against everyone else accept Nadal. He really could have lost any of his last 3 matches, if he wasnt so mentally strong.

landoud
06-17-2006, 03:09 PM
better performance ... hope it gets better and better for wimbledon's sake
Good luck in the final Roger

landoud
06-17-2006, 03:14 PM
Thank you so much Seb :hug: . I was really disappointed I couldn't see the match and was reaaaally worried about him specially the way he looked when he left the court yesterday.
don't worry mandou.. I watched the match too... definitely he's getting better and better (not his best but sure it's better than the first 3 )
I think he keeps the goods for wimbledon

Scotso
06-17-2006, 03:36 PM
It's official. The tour is deathly afraid of beating Roger Federer. Except for Rafael Nadal :shrug:

magnoliaewan
06-17-2006, 04:05 PM
Roger! :worship: Good luck for the final!

stebs
06-17-2006, 04:09 PM
I am so proud of Roger this week. He is such a champion and a fighter. He is playing within himself just trying to grind out this tournament.

What's surprising is that despite this dodgy week from Roger he has only lost sets in breakers.

dkw
06-17-2006, 04:57 PM
Tommy you punk!!!

Come on Roger lets lose another final... Yeah!!!!

Federerhingis
06-17-2006, 06:22 PM
Well done, Roger! :yeah:

It's the first time I've seen him play this week and although he looked drained he played really well. Tommy made way too many UEs and missed some opportunities, but he served really well on BPs, so it wasn't exactly a matter of Roger wasting BPs but Tommy saving them.

On a lighter note, I watched it on an Italian channel (Sportitalia) and I must say it was funny to hear the commentator call Tommy "Ass" time after time. :tape:

:lol: Romance languages don't pronounce the H's unlike the germanic languages. hehe. Funny. ;)

Federerhingis
06-17-2006, 06:25 PM
some people who watched the match in the Fed forum said he definitely didn't look as much tired, much better overall:)

Great to hear this. Nonetheless, Berdych won't hesitate to take a crack at the ball. This will be no easier of a match than the previous three.

Good luck Roger. Hopp Hopp die Schwyz!!!!!!!! :banana:

oneandonlyhsn
06-17-2006, 07:06 PM
It's official. The tour is deathly afraid of beating Roger Federer. Except for Rafael Nadal :shrug:

Did you watch the match :scratch: Roger was the better player if it wasnt for Tommy's huge serves in the 2nd Roger would have won it in 2. SO I dont get your point :scratch:

mallorn
06-17-2006, 07:13 PM
:lol: Romance languages don't pronounce the H's unlike the germanic languages. hehe. Funny. ;)
Yeah, I know. It was rather silly to laugh at the commentator, but I couldn't help it. ;)

tennisgal_001
06-17-2006, 07:20 PM
Tommy's serve really stepped up for him at the end of the second set. I don't think there's much Roger could've done. Nevertheless, Federer played a MUCH MUCH MUCH better match than his previous two, and if he's having a good hair day tomorrow, I think he'll defend his title

oz_boz
06-17-2006, 07:40 PM
Go Roger! Nice that you took out Haas the Ass. Please beat Berdych too :scared:

Corey Feldman
06-17-2006, 07:48 PM
congrats on your 15th straight final Roger.. ;)
another interesting stat i noticed... since losing the first set 4-6 to Roddick at Wimbledon in the 2004 final, Fed has lost 6 sets on grass since then from 16 matches and all on Tie-Breaks including 3 this week.

oz_boz
06-17-2006, 07:51 PM
15th straight final!? That's huge. Go for Lendl's 18 Roger! :)

soraya
06-17-2006, 08:36 PM
Anyway, win or lose, I am always proud of him and whatever might come, for me, he's the best ever. It's not measured by the wins but rather the kind of player and man he is.

Go Roger, always. :)
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:yeah:

nobama
06-17-2006, 09:28 PM
It's official. The tour is deathly afraid of beating Roger Federer. Except for Rafael Nadal :shrug: :bigcry:

Raquel
06-17-2006, 09:31 PM
I am very impressed with Roger this week. The character he is showing after a long clay season filled with 3 gutwrenching losses at the last hurdle especially at the French where he was so close to making history. To keep at it the way he does considering how tired and disappointed he must be feeling is just unbelievable. Win or lose tomorrow, Roger, I am proud of you :yeah:
I agree with everything here Ron ;) He's doing so well to fend off these tight challenges 3 days in a row just after reaching the final at RG. Roger, I hope you break this record tomorrow. You deserve it :)

prima donna
06-17-2006, 10:05 PM
It's official. The tour is deathly afraid of beating Roger Federer. Except for Rafael Nadal :shrug:

Go learn something about tennis.

Skyward
06-17-2006, 10:09 PM
It's official. The tour is deathly afraid of beating Roger Federer. Except for Rafael Nadal

It's official. The tour is deathly afraid of beating Rafael Nadal. Except for James Blake and Carlos Moya.

scoobs
06-17-2006, 10:17 PM
I am very impressed with Roger this week. The character he is showing after a long clay season filled with 3 gutwrenching losses at the last hurdle especially at the French where he was so close to making history. To keep at it the way he does considering how tired and disappointed he must be feeling is just unbelievable. Win or lose tomorrow, Roger, I am proud of you :yeah:
Absolutely - I'm finding myself more in awe of Roger this week than I was after reaching the French Open final, because this week it hasn't come easy and it hasn't been fun and he has looked jaded and not in the mood, but he's stuck at the task anyway and come through tough match after tough match when no-one really would have been overly upset or surprised had he lost one of them.

Federer is the man. Respect.

soonha
06-17-2006, 10:33 PM
It's official. The tour is deathly afraid of beating Roger Federer. Except for Rafael Nadal :shrug:
Well, I'm dying to see if Nadal is not afraid of beating Roger on grass. :shrug:

Corey Feldman
06-17-2006, 11:28 PM
It's official. The tour is deathly afraid of beating Roger Federer. Except for Rafael Nadal :shrug:Its official..
MBF is a muppet :shrug:

heya
06-18-2006, 02:35 AM
Mary Carillo and John McEnroe never called Nadal a magical and classy person such as Boris Becker and Edberg. Even John had to change Federer's position to #7.
Before this week, he said Federer was the best and GOAT. Their commentating on ESPN is cherished by valuable Americans.

Fergie
06-18-2006, 02:41 AM
Roger :yeah:

Allez
06-18-2006, 09:38 AM
Absolutely - I....he's stuck at the task anyway and come through tough match after tough match when no-one really would have been overly upset or surprised had he lost one of them.

Are you sure ? I seem to recall you were one of the many who predicted it would be business as usual on grass for Fed after his disappointing loss @ RG. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Oriental_Rain
06-18-2006, 09:49 AM
good job Rogi
but were not done yet

scoobs
06-18-2006, 11:16 AM
Are you sure ? I seem to recall you were one of the many who predicted it would be business as usual on grass for Fed after his disappointing loss @ RG. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Your point being?

I assumed Roger would transition to grass without too much trouble.

When it became clear he was struggling to do so and was physically and mentally tired, I don't think too many people, including me, would have been surprised had he lost one of these matches, especially after Rochus - at that point it became very clear how much hard work Roger was finding it, for one reason or another.

This is what I call "watching a changing picture and re-evaluating the evidence and reaching new conclusions based on new information". Much better that than dogmatically holding onto an opinion in the face of all evidence to the contrary, no?

Allez
06-18-2006, 11:32 AM
Much better that than dogmatically holding onto an opinion in the face of all evidence to the contrary, no?
I suppose so. It took quite a while, but glad you finally came to the same realisation that the lead up to this years RG and the loss in the final took a lot out of Roger and that he is only human and not a machine :D

yuffchen
06-18-2006, 11:33 AM
Congrats Fed :)

scoobs
06-18-2006, 12:19 PM
I suppose so. It took quite a while, but glad you finally came to the same realisation that the lead up to this years RG and the loss in the final took a lot out of Roger and that he is only human and not a machine :D
I've always been aware Feds is human, not a machine. I may not necessarily draw accurate conclusions from that sometimes, but I don't expect, deep down, expect miracles from him :)