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FedEx delivered at Indian Wells

ytben
03-07-2004, 07:45 PM
Let's hope he deliver here as well :D

Good luck Rogi! :bounce: And a nice draw would be nice for a change.

LCeh
03-07-2004, 08:21 PM
Is the draw out yet? :p

jtipson
03-07-2004, 08:30 PM
No, it's gonna be done Tues 1pm. Roger won't be playing until next weekend (all the seeds get first round byes).

LCeh
03-07-2004, 09:03 PM
Thanks for the info, cause I thought the tournament is starting tomorrow? :confused:

Billabong
03-07-2004, 09:20 PM
Thanks for the info jtipson!

GOOOO FED:D!

RogiFan88
03-07-2004, 09:42 PM
Hi Billabong,

We're a happy bunch this week, aren't we?!! :D

So nice to see your guy defend a title... not easy at all these days!!

Rogi can have a break before flying out to California... I shall be impatiently awaiting the draw... fingers crossed for my guys! ;)

LCeh
03-07-2004, 09:53 PM
Yeah, and not to mention, people are starting to forget that he is without a coach! ;)

Billabong
03-07-2004, 11:16 PM
Hi Billabong,

We're a happy bunch this week, aren't we?!! :D

So nice to see your guy defend a title... not easy at all these days!!

Rogi can have a break before flying out to California... I shall be impatiently awaiting the draw... fingers crossed for my guys! ;)

Hi RF :wavey:!
Yeah I agree:)! We were all scared when we first saw the draw, and now we're all celebrating his title:)!!! I think it's the second time he defends a title, right?? (after Vienna last year)?

Fedex
03-08-2004, 04:57 AM
I am anxiously awaiting the draw as well! I wouldent mind if he played Henman, again, because if he lost i could find out what he did wrong(cause we get coverage here), or see him beat Henman for the 1st time!! Good Luck!!! :D :woohoo:

Doris Loeffel
03-08-2004, 10:53 AM
Good luck Roger.

Glad he's having a week off ;)

yanchr
03-08-2004, 01:59 PM
Now almost everyone (maybe except Heman;)) will be scared and frustrated when seeing Roger is in his way. It's time to turn it round. Let's not be worried or whining if he draws Hewitt or Nalbandian or Henman again and early. It should be they who should be nervous. haha quite good feeling really:cool: ya I'm awaiting the draw. can't help being eager to figure out another one if it'll be at all out of his favour again.

RogiFan88
03-08-2004, 03:24 PM
Hi RF :wavey:!
Yeah I agree:)! We were all scared when we first saw the draw, and now we're all celebrating his title:)!!! I think it's the second time he defends a title, right?? (after Vienna last year)?

Yep, you're quite right! Not only did Rogi win singles in Vienna, but doubles as well, w Yves Allegro... Rogi was the only male player to win both sgles and dbles in 2003!!

You know, Rogi had the toughest first round match in Dubai, and look what he accomplished -- not only did he overcome Maratski, but he won the title and became the first guy to repeat!

So... if a tough draw is any indication of the way our Rogi is playing, then who cares what it is... even if he gets Tim again... he might as well learn to overcome his final nemesis sooner rather than later...

Hey, HENMAN, the FINAL NEMESIS... sounds like a movie title... or a video game title... :haha:

RogiFan88
03-08-2004, 03:26 PM
Good luck Roger.

Glad he's having a week off ;)

Hi Doris, nice to see you popping in to catch up on Rogi's latest accomplishments!! ;)

Raquel
03-08-2004, 11:13 PM
Good Luck Roger in Indian Wells :)

It is amazing how dangerous Tim is for Roger and Andy. If Roger does not win Wimbledon, I hope Tim can put it together and win it this year :)

Let's hope for a good draw and another title :yeah:

rogicomel
03-08-2004, 11:56 PM
A good draw? Does Rogi need it?

Billabong
03-09-2004, 02:50 AM
Good Luck Roger in Indian Wells :)

It is amazing how dangerous Tim is for Roger and Andy. If Roger does not win Wimbledon, I hope Tim can put it together and win it this year :)

Let's hope for a good draw and another title :yeah:

I hope soooo much Rogi defends his title in Wimby:)!

GOOOOO FED:D!!!

WyveN
03-09-2004, 03:17 AM
Now almost everyone (maybe except Heman;)) will be scared and frustrated when seeing Roger is in his way. It's time to turn it round. Let's not be worried or whining if he draws Hewitt or Nalbandian or Henman again and early

i agree but with just going on statistics the odds of Hewitt/Henman (nalbandian pulled out) ending up in his half, let alone quarter must be huge. He has been drawn in the same quarter as Henman/Hewitt for so many tournaments now.

anyway good luck Roger! I got a feeling if he wins IW he will take Nasdaq off to rest/prepare for DC as #1 will be well and truly secure

lsy
03-09-2004, 04:09 AM
I for one still rather not see Hewitt's name on his draw. Not to mention Hewitt always does well in this tournament. Maybe I didn't get to watch their AO match, my memory is still painfully lingering on the DC match :sad: (though that seems like past life now... :) )

But I agree Rogi has transformed since Houston TMC. In Dubai, he won all tie breaks even when he's down in set points and he had come back from a set down vs Lopez. I'm also glad to read his after match interview of how when things weren't going well, he will quickly do something different to change it. I like that he seems to be very confident but in the meantime fully aware of how tough and difficult each opponent can be. I hope he keeps up with this good attitude!

I will however like to see Tim in his draw though. If Rogi can get over Tim, that'll sure boast his confidence even more. Go Rogi!

yanchr
03-09-2004, 06:47 AM
Hi lsy
We all know the background of that DC match, his physical condition, his then relatively fragile mental strength, the crazy home crowd, the overweight burden on him, their lethal double loss...Not making excuses for him but my conclusion is that this DC nightmare will never happen again..ok maybe never is not a good word, but at least probably and of course hopefully.

Hewitt...When I was watching their AO match when Roger was down the 1st set, actually I was not worried, I still had firm belief that Roger would come back successfully. Don't know why just a kinda feeling. Maybe Roger's calmness and coolness out there just managed to make me somewhat sure of that.Yes he always is ;).

I'm not worried if Roger should meet Hewitt again. But I'm also not saying that Hewitt will be a piece of cake to eat. He will always be a tough opponent for Roger and other top guys. I believe Roger will not ever take each victory for granted, esp. playing against someone like Hewitt, not to say Henman. Maybe playing Henman is a totally different story, where confidence will have the main say.

Again, all good to Roger!

lsy
03-09-2004, 03:24 PM
yes yanchr, I know the conditions in DC, just can't help it. That match left quite some impression on me...

Anyway, we'll see how the draw goes. I certainly hope Rogi for once since Houston can get an easier draw. But as I said I like Rogi's attitude towards his game now so I'm definitely more positive than before :)

Mrs. B
03-09-2004, 05:17 PM
it's in the luck of the draw and i think Roger should just face anyone, regardless if they're his nemeses, past & present, with a positive attitude. every match will be a tough one, but he knows what to do. we should also be realistic in the fact that Roger can't win all his matches just because he's #1.

still, a 12-1 record this year (so far) isn't too bad. ;)

Sjengster
03-09-2004, 05:52 PM
it's in the luck of the draw and i think Roger should just face anyone, regardless if they're his nemeses, past & present, with a positive attitude. every match will be a tough one, but he knows what to do. we should also be realistic in the fact that Roger can't win all his matches just because he's #1.

still, a 12-1 record this year (so far) isn't too bad. ;)

16-1 ain't that bad either. ;)

jtipson
03-09-2004, 06:39 PM
it's in the luck of the draw and i think Roger should just face anyone, regardless if they're his nemeses, past & present, with a positive attitude. every match will be a tough one, but he knows what to do. we should also be realistic in the fact that Roger can't win all his matches just because he's #1.

Quite right, it is the luck of the draw, and Roger has done very well over the past few months, especially when he has had a tough draw (ahem, with a couple of minor exceptions ;) .

Statistically speaking though, what's the chance of him drawing one particular British player in his quarter five tournaments in a row (or six out of seven stretching back to Madrid)? Pretty small, I'd have thought. But I feel like wagering that he'll get him at IW too.

Since Henman will be seeded nine though (Nalbandian being out), he'll be matched up to Agassi/Schuettler/Moya/Hewitt in the 4th round...unless he gets Rainer, I don't fancy his chances there. But if he gets through, I think Roger can deal with it. He's done it with all the others, and it's only a matter of tim(e) :) .

Mrs. B
03-09-2004, 07:02 PM
16-1 ain't that bad either. ;)

my bad. of course it's 16-1 so far this year. thanks, Sjengst. :worship:

;)

LCeh
03-09-2004, 09:42 PM
Main draw is out, here is the whole draw: http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/posting/2004/404/MDS.pdf

Roger's possible opponent:

1) Pavel
2) Gonzalez (beauty against the beast? :lol: )
3) Fish/Novak/Ivanisevic
4) Hewitt/Paradorn (Hewitt in his quarter again...)
5) Coria/Agassi/Philippoussis
6) Roddick/Ferrero/Moya

WyveN
03-09-2004, 09:54 PM
well he gets hewitt in his quarter again (can't seem to ever draw someone like Schuettler) but it is certainly not as nightmarish as it could have been

Dirk
03-09-2004, 10:41 PM
Once he gets by the first few rounds which could be tough. I think he will be just fine. Hewitt poses no threat as long as Roger decides to stay in the match. Safin I really see beating Andy. I think Moya will make the finals. Agassi will likely be his semi opponent. Roger has a great chance here and will get only better as he goes deeper in the event. Roger won't skip Miami he loves it and he will have time if he wins to get ready for it.

Billabong
03-10-2004, 12:43 AM
Pavel again!!!!!!! It's incredible, they always play!!! I hope Rogi goes far, he can gain a lot of points there:)!

GO FED:D!

Raquel
03-10-2004, 02:46 AM
Good Luck Rogi :)

I am confident he can do well with this draw, although with Roger lately that is not too wild a prediction ;)

Fedex
03-10-2004, 03:39 AM
Could meet Karlovic, also in 2nd rd. But except on Ivo's serve, possibly, he poses no threat. I agree Dirk, if he has a straight head if he plays Hewitt, Hewitt wont pose a problem for him. He has no weapons that could pose a problem for Rogi!! Good Luck Rogi!!! :wohoo:

lsy
03-10-2004, 05:08 AM
I think Rogi's draw are not as dreadful this time round, seems like Andy's got it much worse.

I read somewhere Rogi doesn't really prefer the court condition here though, we'll see. I'll get coverage from 3rd round onwards, hope I'll catch some exciting action from Rogi and many other great players. Can't wait!

Dirk
03-10-2004, 06:31 AM
Roger never made it past the 3rd rd here.

Daniel
03-10-2004, 07:09 AM
Vamos Rogi!!! :D

Mrs. B
03-10-2004, 07:15 AM
one match at a time... ;)

Hopp!!!

Doris Loeffel
03-10-2004, 08:34 AM
Just good luck Roger!!

rogicomel
03-10-2004, 08:40 AM
I'm sure Rogi will try to further than the 3rd rd this time.

Go Rogi!!!!

rogicomel
03-10-2004, 09:04 AM
Isy, I checked the programs on my satellite TV but there's nothing on tennis/TMS, so I'm a bit worried and frustrated if ESPN don't show it. U know, it's like years since I last watched Rogi 'live' in action in Aussie Open final.

But still, I'm not giving up hope. Maybe they'll (the satellite TV) update the schedule soon!

calimero
03-10-2004, 09:19 AM
He can meet Pavel maybe for the 4th time this year...its unbelievable!
Pavel have first to win of Ivan Karlovic...
I hope Rogi will be fine!
Go Rogi!! I want see you in the quarters against Hewitt... and in the semis against Agassi!! BEAT THEM ALL!!!!

lsy
03-10-2004, 11:27 AM
Isy, I checked the programs on my satellite TV but there's nothing on tennis/TMS, so I'm a bit worried and frustrated if ESPN don't show it. U know, it's like years since I last watched Rogi 'live' in action in Aussie Open final.

But still, I'm not giving up hope. Maybe they'll (the satellite TV) update the schedule soon!

Hi Rogicomel, it should be on star sports (ch.82) of astro, I normally check the schedule from link below so far it has been quite reliable :

http://www.espnstar.com/jsp/cda/sportsonair/tvtimes_legacy.html

I will be VERY frustrated also if it doesn't show it, but I believe they will.

And Rogi definitely has to go pass 3rd round this time...

Billabong
03-10-2004, 11:32 AM
I'll also have live coverage, I hope to see Rogi:)!

GOOOOO FED:D!!!!

jtipson
03-10-2004, 12:28 PM
I hope ESPN gives you some decent coverage, and not just US players. Looks like Eurosport's covering IW, but for WTA only :(

In the UK Sky probably has coverage of the men's competitions, but since I can only see that at the gym and most of the matches will be the middle of the night here, guess I won't get to see any at all...

Never mind, spring (i.e. European swing) is coming soon ;)

yanchr
03-10-2004, 01:03 PM
Pavel...I'm sympathetic for you...Hope you not draw Roger that early next time ;)

Roger has a good chance to make the best record here this coming week I believe. The draw is for once in favor of him compared to the last few. Roger, just take advantage of it!

I think I'll have most of the matches on TV delayed :(
Anyway my support will always be with you, Roger!

vene
03-10-2004, 03:22 PM
Hopefully ESPN will give good coverage of Roger's matches- we really should complain if they don't. Good luck Roger!!

ytben
03-10-2004, 11:54 PM
Wow, Andrei again? LOL, they started to look like they are joined at the hips or something. I am a lil worry about the first round bye. Since this is Rogi's first match in North America this season, any match play is great to help adjusting to the climate and surface. Anyway, good luck Rogi. Just go further than last year please!!!! :bounce:

RogiFan88
03-11-2004, 03:50 AM
I hope ESPN gives you some decent coverage, and not just US players. Looks like Eurosport's covering IW, but for WTA only :(

In the UK Sky probably has coverage of the men's competitions, but since I can only see that at the gym and most of the matches will be the middle of the night here, guess I won't get to see any at all...

Never mind, spring (i.e. European swing) is coming soon ;)

That's pretty bad... is no other TV channel showing the men's matches?? :p

rogicomel
03-11-2004, 07:32 AM
Yep Isy, I've checked the user guide and yes, the ESPN will have the coverage on TMS. Gotta buy some tapes to record Rogi's matches!

ste
03-11-2004, 07:41 AM
Good Luck Roger!!! :)

rassklovn
03-11-2004, 08:01 AM
I will enjoy some good TMS coverage, it's great not living in the land of Roddick and Agassi the ESPN propaganda channel.

Actually I hope Roger does as well as possible, if he doesn't win here I won't be surprised at all. He should be concentrating on getting ready for the Slams and if does win one of these North American TMS series, then all the better.

jtipson
03-11-2004, 10:37 AM
That's pretty bad... is no other TV channel showing the men's matches?? :p

Standard UK TV channels (for that, read: BBC) only show tennis in June plus British Davis Cup outings. I could get Sky, but refuse to pay US$70 a month when all I want is tennis :(

Billabong
03-11-2004, 10:50 AM
Yep my video will be ready:)!!!

ytben
03-11-2004, 08:25 PM
mine too Billabong :D

lsy
03-12-2004, 09:48 AM
Yep Isy, I've checked the user guide and yes, the ESPN will have the coverage on TMS. Gotta buy some tapes to record Rogi's matches!

I hope we can catch some of his matches, really not sure who will we be getting :confused:

Are you from KL, rogicomel?

Billabong
03-12-2004, 08:35 PM
Pavel leads Karlovic 7-6 right now.. any preference;)??

RogiFan88
03-12-2004, 09:02 PM
I think I prefer Pavel cos Rogi hasn't played Karlovic and he could surprise him w his big serve... mind you, Pavel will want revenge YET AGAIN... depends on how Rogi will be playing this tourney...

ytben
03-12-2004, 10:19 PM
lol, so Pavel it is. Four meetings, unreal. Gosh, good luck Rogi!

RogiFan88
03-13-2004, 01:49 AM
Well, I don't have to worry about Ivo now... just Pavel wanting revenge... So after Pavel, who's next? I'm waiting for the first rd to be completed before I p/out the draw so I can never remember who's where or in whose half?!!!! Gonzalez??
Rogi hasn't played quite a few people incl Rafa!! AY!

RogiFan88
03-13-2004, 02:24 AM
Cheering for Rogi and Yves in doubles also... hope they do well -- preparing for DC QF in less than a month!!

WyveN
03-13-2004, 02:39 AM
Federer looks to have a pretty clear road to the quarters. Probably the only one who can beat him unless he has a horrible off day is Novak.

I thought Pavel would give him trouble since DC but after so many straight setters against him Roger should have no problem.

Gonzalez is to erratic and can't see Fish causing problems.

rassklovn
03-13-2004, 02:46 AM
Pavel and Rogi yet again, I mean Pavel must have pissed someone off very badly to keep drawing Roger. Hopefully Roger is refreshed and can play well, though I would like Pavel to make it a good match for Rogi.

rogicomel
03-13-2004, 04:46 AM
Are you from KL, rogicomel?

Yes I am. Born and raised in east coast Malaysia but had to settle in KL for my job.

lsy
03-14-2004, 05:37 AM
Yes I am. Born and raised in east coast Malaysia but had to settle in KL for my job.

ah...east coast is one of my favourite parts in M'sia. We once have a 3 weeks break and drove from south to north along the east coast. Very peaceful and beautiful beaches.

I guess we'll only get to see Rogi this Wednesday if he gets pass Pavel. gggrrrr...I wish I can see some of those 2nd round matches on tv.

yanchr
03-14-2004, 01:57 PM
Pavel again...time to go Roger!

It's a long time since last time watching you play in the AO final...can't wait...

Billabong
03-14-2004, 08:45 PM
GOOOOO ROGI please win, you're my last fave on the draw!!! GOOOOOOOO FED:D!!!!!!!!!

RogiFan88
03-14-2004, 08:47 PM
Lindsay will be finished soon so...

Go ROGI go!!!

I see Gonzalez won...

Billabong
03-14-2004, 09:09 PM
Hi Rogifan:)! *adding rep pts;)*

RogiFan88
03-14-2004, 09:24 PM
Are the rep pts green?? I don't really know much about them!!

VAMOS ROGI!!!

When do you get TV coverage -- tomorrow like me?? Do you also get it in French or is that only for TMS Toronto/Montreal??

Gotta run...

Billabong
03-14-2004, 09:36 PM
Hi RF:),
yeah the green dots are the rep pts:)! You can check how many you have on "user cp"!

Yeah tomorrow I have 1:30 hrs of live coverage on TSN, and saturday/sunday I have it in french in RDS! It always depends if it's TSN or RDS who presents the matches;)!

Billabong
03-14-2004, 10:41 PM
YEAH Rogi won 6-1, 6-1 against Pavel! Keep it up FED!!! GOOOOO:D!!!

rogicomel
03-15-2004, 12:42 AM
What a start!!! Goooooooo Rogi!!!!!!

rogicomel
03-15-2004, 01:11 AM
ah...east coast is one of my favourite parts in M'sia. We once have a 3 weeks break and drove from south to north along the east coast. Very peaceful and beautiful beaches.

Oh! Really? Glad you like it!

btw, are you from Penang Isy?

RogiFan88
03-15-2004, 02:15 AM
Hi RF:),
yeah the green dots are the rep pts:)! You can check how many you have on "user cp"!

Yeah tomorrow I have 1:30 hrs of live coverage on TSN, and saturday/sunday I have it in french in RDS! It always depends if it's TSN or RDS who presents the matches;)!

Yeah we get that tomorrow too -- no doubt it will be AA... how original! :rolleyes: What a waste of a match... You're lucky you also get part of this tournament in French... I wish I got RDS...

Well, Rogi sure took care of Pavel AGAIN!!! I love it! I thought Lindsay's match was quick at 56 mns but Rogi threw Pavel the breadsticks in little over an hour!

Time for Pavel to retire... :p

First time for Rogi/Fernando... hope it's more interesting than today's match! I like them both so...

;)

Cheering for Rogi and Yves in doubles!!

Billabong
03-15-2004, 02:24 AM
Yeah we get that tomorrow too -- no doubt it will be AA... how original! :rolleyes: What a waste of a match... You're lucky you also get part of this tournament in French... I wish I got RDS...

Well, Rogi sure took care of Pavel AGAIN!!! I love it! I thought Lindsay's match was quick at 56 mns but Rogi threw Pavel the breadsticks in little over an hour!

Time for Pavel to retire... :p

First time for Rogi/Fernando... hope it's more interesting than today's match! I like them both so...

;)

Cheering for Rogi and Yves in doubles!!

Do they play tomorrow??
GOOOOO ROGI:D!!!

yanchr
03-15-2004, 03:18 AM
what a job! Roger!
:bounce: :bounce:

lsy
03-15-2004, 03:37 AM
With scoreline such as this, I can't help feeling is it Pavel not being himself in the match? I remember him as least pulling off quite a fight for a set from their previous recent meetings. But of course I'd rather think it's Rogi playing too good :)

yeah...finally I'll get to see Rogi on TV, I HOPE!!!

no, rogicomel...just like you "stucked" in KL for work originally from JB though (what makes you think I'm from pg?)

LCeh
03-15-2004, 03:48 AM
Hi RF:),
yeah the green dots are the rep pts:)! You can check how many you have on "user cp"!

Yeah tomorrow I have 1:30 hrs of live coverage on TSN, and saturday/sunday I have it in french in RDS! It always depends if it's TSN or RDS who presents the matches;)!

Same here Billabong! We have TSN over here at Toronto as well, but RDS is a channel that's not included in my current package right now... :mad:

Hope to see Rogi soon! :bounce:

lsy
03-15-2004, 05:16 AM
funny quotes from after match interview :)

Q. How would you describe the difference between Roger Federer the person and Roger Federer the player today compared with 12 months ago?
ROGER FEDERER: Today I won. Last year on this day, I didn't.

Wonder why these reporters never do any homework before they ask questions? Asking Rogi about setting up foundation like Andre not knowing he ALREADY set up one last xmas...

http://www.pacificlifeopen.com/10/players/interviews/federer314_rx.asp

WyveN
03-15-2004, 07:03 AM
With scoreline such as this, I can't help feeling is it Pavel not being himself in the match? I remember him as least pulling off quite a fight for a set from their previous recent meetings. But of course I'd rather think it's Rogi playing too good

Probably a combination of Pavel having very little confidence and Roger playing well.

I mean Pavel must have been banging his head on the wall as soon as he saw the draw, your not exactly going to come out beaming with confidence against a opponent that has beaten you 3 times in the previous month.

Mrs. B
03-15-2004, 08:11 AM
ahhh! nice to wake up to good news. Feel sorry for Pavel, but that's tennis.

Only saw the women's matches here last night, so let's hope Roger goes further, then perhaps Swiss tv will be kind enough to cover it.

Good luck against Fernandito...Mr. Warak* (term in my native tongue for someone who whacks a tennis ball mercilessly)

Billabong
03-15-2004, 11:55 AM
Hi everyone :wavey:!
GOOOOOOO FED:D!!!!!!!!!!

Doris Loeffel
03-15-2004, 12:16 PM
Yeap good luck against Gonzo Roger

and gooo in doubles as well you and Yves need some practice!!

ytben
03-15-2004, 02:03 PM
Hi Billabong, Doris :wavey:

Wow, I thought it will be much closer the score with Pavel. Good luck against Gonzo Rogi! :bounce:

Raquel
03-15-2004, 05:27 PM
Well done Rogi :bounce:

I am going away for a week with no computer so good luck Roger for the rest of the event and keep up the great support guys! :)

Mrs. B
03-15-2004, 08:41 PM
Roger gets Gonzo! 63 62. Olé!!!

RogiFan88
03-15-2004, 08:48 PM
Rogi's so efficient in the California desert 1h3m this time!!

Lovely!

Now go, Rogi and Yves!!

And we want Rogi to make sashimi out of Fish next!!

Mrs. B
03-15-2004, 08:51 PM
nah, he'll fry that Fish in that heat! ;)

but sushi or sashimi sounds good, too.

Billabong
03-15-2004, 11:48 PM
Rogi and Yves won the first set 7-6, and are tied 5-5 in the second... GO ROGI!!!

GOOOOOO FED TOMORROW:D!!!!!!!!!!

lsy
03-15-2004, 11:52 PM
Nice win Rogi!!!

Wasn't exactly a match I will enjoy watching if it wasn't for Rogi. Fernando really lives up to his "reputation". Hitting outrageous shots everywhere and missing most of them...I mean what is he thinking??? But Rogi was very composed and knew exactly to just play "enough" game, no overdoing of anything and just let errors flow from Fernando.

And come on now rogi, just close up the doubles match and get off from the burning sun NOW...

lsy
03-15-2004, 11:54 PM
Hi Billabong :)

and finally Rogi and yves won their doubles also!!! Way to go...

Time for some good rest.

tangerine_dream
03-16-2004, 12:41 AM
Found this quote today:

"I feel much more confident when I walk on court," said Federer, who has beaten the unlucky Pavel four times already this year. "I know what I got to do now. Before I was always going on court with a little doubt. If today doesn't work, I cannot win probably. Now I feel even if I'm playing bad, I can win matches. That is for me a big improvement I've made."

Yeah, you're not kidding Roger. :eek: Everybody should be running scared now. :bolt:

tangerine_dream
03-16-2004, 12:43 AM
funny quotes from after match interview :)

Q. How would you describe the difference between Roger Federer the person and Roger Federer the player today compared with 12 months ago?
ROGER FEDERER: Today I won. Last year on this day, I didn't.


:haha: I love a wiseass response to stupid questions. :devil:

RogiFan88
03-16-2004, 01:06 AM
Woo hoo for the doubles too Rogi and Yves!! Wow, Rogi's just so hot in the desert!!

Now for the fishfry or sashimi, whatever tickles your fancy, guys!!

Yep, I love Rogi's humour!! All players s treat these dumb Qs w humour or disdain or both!!

So do they ALL play tomorrow too or what?? or only half?? I just can't get a handle on this freakin schedule...

WyveN
03-16-2004, 03:10 AM
Go Roger......and that doubles team they were facing is probably a better team then the French doubles!

WyveN
03-16-2004, 03:12 AM
So do they ALL play tomorrow too or what?? or only half?? I just can't get a handle on this freakin schedule...

half play tomorrow and then other half play 4th round the day after while the rest are playing their quarter final

now thats confusing LOL

lsy
03-16-2004, 06:16 AM
half play tomorrow and then other half play 4th round the day after while the rest are playing their quarter final

now thats confusing LOL

Indeed it is :haha:

Can't believe the coverage we get 12 hours continuous today..yeah except it's from 2am to 2pm :awww: Dont understand...in AO we only get matches from SF onwards :confused:

yanchr
03-16-2004, 07:05 AM
The schedule sucks again...
Roger should play both single and double for 2 consecutive days...Roger is a superman isn't he :cool:

I didn't expect Roger to win the double today, but he did :worship: Guess they must've got some practice and confidence for the coming DC
But the heat is like :fiery: so take care of yourself Roger!

Fish is delicious really ;) Go!!

yanchr
03-16-2004, 07:06 AM
and lsy

I envy you...

Billabong
03-16-2004, 12:10 PM
lol lsy;).. I have coverage from 23:30 to 01:00 am :eek:!

RogiFan88
03-16-2004, 01:55 PM
So who will they show today on ESPN? and tonight?? Trying to figure out who we get o/nite...

lsy
03-16-2004, 02:08 PM
well...I guess I am lucky EXCEPT the timing isn't quite right :P We have mainly the stadium 1 matches but if there's any time lapse in between they change to other stadium too. I would have loved to watch the whole Roddick/Safin match but ended up only watching the early part of it...

And I'm very sure we'll get Rogi/Fish match tomorrow too :)

Blaze
03-16-2004, 10:47 PM
Another great win for Feds
Keep cruising!! :worship: :worship:

I have to admit I was quite disappointed because the first time i get to see Federer since AO final and its for only 70 minutes. grrrrrrrr :mad: Fish should have atleast send the first set to TB.

lsy
03-16-2004, 11:49 PM
well well well...another easy win for Rogi :)

What a disappointing performance from Fish, crappy 2nd set especially :( I guess that's the edge he's missing to move up to one of those top ones. I was definitely hoping more from him.

But even matches such as this, can always count on Rogi to pull off some excitement by those ridiculous shots he made. Did anyone see that outrageous backhand shot he hit when Fish put him so way off the court in the second set :bowdown: :eek: ? Even Rogi himself raised his hands in amuse while the crowd applaud that :haha: I think Rogi really knows the way to frustrate his opponents ;)

Bring on somebody who's gonna play a decent match PLEASE!!! I want to see more of Rogi!!!

Blaze
03-17-2004, 12:32 AM
I did see that shot and it was FANTASTIC! :worship: :worship:

but he kind of spoil the moment by double faulting on the next point but well atleast I have that shot on my cassette after the horrible job I did at recording. I got so caught up in the match i forgot to record after every other commercial :eek:

lsy
03-17-2004, 12:48 AM
I did see that shot and it was FANTASTIC! :worship: :worship:

but he kind of spoil the moment by double faulting on the next point but well atleast I have that shot on my cassette after the horrible job I did at recording. I got so caught up in the match i forgot to record after every other commercial :eek:

Glad you saw that, Blaze :) . It was out of the world then I thought maybe they will now consider extending the length of the net for shots like these in future :p

I guess that's why I like watching Rogi so much, even when his opponent forgot to show up in matches, he will always play some ridiculous shots to entertain me ;)

Billabong
03-17-2004, 01:07 AM
YAY congrats Fed:)!!!!!!! Well done, now continue the great job:D!!!!!! GOOOOOOOO ROGI!!!

LCeh
03-17-2004, 01:40 AM
I think Fed is too generous when he decided that he would use this opportunity to practice with Allegro. Right now they still have one more set to go, and the match has been 1:20, which is already longer than any one of his single matches. I hope this won't hurt Rogi's singles matches later on.

WyveN
03-17-2004, 03:16 AM
is Roger's QF tomorrow?

LCeh
03-17-2004, 03:17 AM
I don't think so, it should be on Thursday.

rogicomel
03-17-2004, 03:30 AM
Rogi and Yves lost 3-6 in the third set. But that means Rogi will have more time on singles matches.

Keep going Rogi!!!

yanchr
03-17-2004, 03:31 AM
Fish was really disappointing with all those stupid errors like what the old Roger always did. I didn't at all see Roger put on a great performance there. Except some flashes of brilliance. But when he didn't in a match? ;)

Roger on that shot:
That's just shots you only do in practice, you know. It's a low-percentage shot. On the practice courts, nets are further out, so you rarely get a chance. But you play with much more variety.
When it happens in a match, you're like, "Oh, geeze, this is on TV, in front of all the spectators. This is great." I would really like to see that one again on replay.

haha seemed Roger does always enjoy his own game and shots just like we do...kind of narsissitic :devil: :lol:

lsy
03-17-2004, 04:59 AM
Surprisingly though Fish actuallly said he thought he played quite a good match today in his interview???

Midnight in Rogi's site posted these on court interview which I thought was kind of funny :lol:

1) Does it aggravate you that you're not that well known in the US yet? what can we do to improve that image here in the US?
Roger: I don't know, I just got to win, got to go to David Letterman, Saturday night live :haha: I don't know what it takes but I like playing in the States especially since Houston, so it's great to be back.

2)you seem almost too good to be true, what is the worst thing about yourself that you would like to share with us?
Roger : (smiling) as a Swiss I think we should be on time, but I'm running late. that's the thing I should improve the most.

WyveN
03-17-2004, 05:05 AM
LOL very funny comments

Fedex
03-17-2004, 05:08 AM
Looks like Rogi did his job in frying Fish today :banana: :bounce: :woohoo: Well if anyone wants to see a longer, higher quality match ya'll have to wait for Rogi to play Tim in the finals ;) Andre or Coria could make an interesting semi too! So Rogi has played Nadal in doubles now, but i would really like to see them play in singles soon.
I think the schedule for the rest of the tourney goes like this:
Wed: Bottom half plays 4th rd matches
Thurs: Top half plays QF
Fri: Bottom half plays QF
Sat: Semis; both sides of draw
Sun: Finals
Hope that helps

yanchr
03-17-2004, 05:36 AM
2)you seem almost too good to be true, what is the worst thing about yourself that you would like to share with us?
Roger : (smiling) as a Swiss I think we should be on time, but I'm running late. that's the thing I should improve the most.

not good habit though me kinda the same LOL

Mrs. B
03-17-2004, 06:56 AM
yeyy! another good news to wake up to. The Fish was fried to a crisp. Any leftovers?

thanks for the infos, lsy. i can imagine Roger doing shots like that esp. when he's on a comfortable lead, then he goes off with a magic shot or two. lol

funny comments about being an unpunctual Swiss. After all, he's sponsored by Rolex. :lol:

Doris Loeffel
03-17-2004, 08:50 AM
Well done Roger
Good luck against JIC

Action Jackson
03-17-2004, 09:01 AM
Well done Roger and continue your winning record against Chela.

Q. You mentioned how at the hotel people come up to you and say hello. That's understandable in a tennis setting. Can you think of the most unusual situation and most obscure place out of nowhere where someone has come up to you and recognized you when you were on holiday or hiking?
ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV."
That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked.
Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.

Q. Were you naked at the time in the spa?
ROGER FEDERER: No. It was at the front desk. I didn't walk in naked.

Mrs. B
03-17-2004, 10:47 AM
Q. You kind of joked on TV about your popularity status here in the States, about Saturday Night Live and stuff. Does that really matter to you at all? Is that something you'd like to be better known around the world?

ROGER FEDERER: Well, I mean, that's the people say who is well-known, who is not. I don't know. What is my goal in my life? It's not to be walking down New York City and everybody starts screaming. It's not my goal in life.
What I'm doing is enjoying tennis. And if, you know, people enjoy watching me, you know, that is for me more important than anything else. I have very many people coming up to me, you know, where I'm staying around this week, which come to me and say, "I love your game. My son admires you. Your his favorite player." These are the things I enjoy hearing.
What it takes to be a superstar in the States, I don't know what it takes because I'm not from here. Only different people could help me to do that. So that's the situation.

ytben
03-17-2004, 11:24 AM
Good job Rogi :woohoo: My internet access is really limited these days, so can't cheer for Rogi as much as I like. Good luck against Chela :bounce:

Thanks for the quotes guys :kiss:

lsy
03-17-2004, 04:38 PM
I think Rogi gave a very good interview today. Lots of talk about other players. He praised himself when he thought is deservingly so, and praised others in a fair (not those typical prepared answers, if you know what i mean) way too. Read his comments about Safin for an eg.

"Q. You kind of joked on TV about your popularity status here in the States, about Saturday Night Live and stuff. Does that really matter to you at all? Is that something you'd like to be better known around the world?"...

Is he really that unknown around the world or it's just hhhmmm we know where...??? I remembered how Andre snapped at one US reporter (in Houston I think) who asked if he thought Ferrero deserved his ranking as it was last year (obviously what did she know about ferreror to ask that question)...

sometimes I wish Rogi and other players can be less tolerant about stupid and ignorant questions such as these too. Ok, enough said.

tangerine_dream
03-17-2004, 04:55 PM
Is he really that unknown around the world or it's just hhhmmm we know where...???

He's still not greatly known in the US but with some more national exposure in the media, that will hopefully change. He has many American fans rooting for him.

I remembered how Andre snapped at one US reporter (in Houston I think) who asked if he thought Ferrero deserved his ranking as it was last year (obviously what did she know about ferreror to ask that question)...

That's what I love about Andre (and Andy too). They don't suffer fools lightly. :devil:

tangerine_dream
03-17-2004, 04:57 PM
Chela doesn't stand a chance against Roger. It's Agassi and/or Henman that will give him problems.

lsy
03-17-2004, 05:14 PM
He's still not greatly known in the US but with some more national exposure in the media, that will hopefully change. He has many American fans rooting for him.

That's what I love about Andre (and Andy too). They don't suffer fools lightly. :devil:

Provided it's right media exposure, I read one US article with the title :
"Federer? US fans like Andre better" today. Not that it isn't a fact but come on...

and sorry...I meant to compliment Andre, not Andy...no offence I think Andy's funny and hilarious but just almost always give "standard" anwers :tape: :bolt:

tangerine_dream
03-17-2004, 05:28 PM
and sorry...I meant to compliment Andre, not Andy

I know. But I was complimenting both. :)

lsy
03-17-2004, 05:35 PM
and sorry...I meant to compliment Andre, not Andy

I know. But I was complimenting both. :)

I know, it was just my lousy sense of humour to agitate you :p

wow...that's one very pathetic turn up in Labadze and calleri match :eek:

Billabong
03-18-2004, 01:26 AM
GOOOOOOO FED tomorrow:D!!!!!!!!

RogiFan88
03-18-2004, 02:57 AM
Rogi, you can do it again!! Just beat Chela and make the SF!! No more doubles to distract you...

Hope they show Rogi's match ...

Action Jackson
03-18-2004, 03:16 AM
I think Rogi gave a very good interview today. Lots of talk about other players. He praised himself when he thought is deservingly so, and praised others in a fair (not those typical prepared answers, if you know what i mean) way too. Read his comments about Safin for an eg.

"Q. You kind of joked on TV about your popularity status here in the States, about Saturday Night Live and stuff. Does that really matter to you at all? Is that something you'd like to be better known around the world?"...

Is he really that unknown around the world or it's just hhhmmm we know where...??? I remembered how Andre snapped at one US reporter (in Houston I think) who asked if he thought Ferrero deserved his ranking as it was last year (obviously what did she know about ferreror to ask that question)...

sometimes I wish Rogi and other players can be less tolerant about stupid and ignorant questions such as these too. Ok, enough said.

I could you countless examples of players who treated most of these people with the respect that they deserve. The names Muster, Kafelnikov, Rios, Stich are just the ones of the top off my head.

Does it actually matter to Roger if he is famous in the US? No, I don't think he gives a shit. I think he 's more interested in winning tournaments than whether he is the American media darling. If some people come around then good for him, if not it won't kill him, if he wins enough tournaments in the US, then some people might notice him.

rassklovn
03-18-2004, 03:16 AM
I know, it was just my lousy sense of humour to agitate you :p

wow...that's one very pathetic turn up in Labadze and calleri match :eek:

There isn't a large Georgian or Argentine community in Indian Wells. Most of the geriatrics at that tournament wouldn't have heard anything about these guys so the low turnout isn't surprising.

lsy
03-18-2004, 03:27 AM
I could you countless examples of players who treated most of these people with the respect that they deserve. The names Muster, Kafelnikov, Rios, Stich are just the ones of the top off my head.

Does it actually matter to Roger if he is famous in the US? No, I don't think he gives a shit. I think he 's more interested in winning tournaments than whether he is the American media darling. If some people come around then good for him, if not it won't kill him, if he wins enough tournaments in the US, then some people might notice him.

Well I don't think he cares too, just that some idiotic reporters obviously thinks that Rogi should list it as one of his top priority alongside with holding on to the no.1 spot ;)

"What is my goal in my life? It's not to be walking down New York City and everybody starts screaming. It's not my goal in life."

He may not snap at these questions like those you had listed, but he does have his way with them.

Action Jackson
03-18-2004, 03:30 AM
They never snapped at them Isy, they were very honest but at least Roger does it in a nicer way.

He gets recognised in the Maldives that is a bigger deal than getting screamed at in NYC.

lsy
03-18-2004, 03:32 AM
There isn't a large Georgian or Argentine community in Indian Wells. Most of the geriatrics at that tournament wouldn't have heard anything about these guys so the low turnout isn't surprising.

The stadium is so empty it's pathetic...

That's why I said come on bring some tournaments to Asia...look at TMC Shanghai, I don't think any of those Chinese fans have anything to relate to these players but look at the enthusiams...

Well I'm just deprived for live tennis...

lsy
03-18-2004, 03:35 AM
They never snapped at them Isy, they were very honest but at least Roger does it in a nicer way.

He gets recognised in the Maldives that is a bigger deal than getting screamed at in NYC.

Of course...that tennis teacher in Maldives obviously appreciate tennis more than any of these idiotic reporters ;)

Action Jackson
03-18-2004, 03:37 AM
The stadium is so empty it's pathetic...

That's why I said come on bring some tournaments to Asia...look at TMC Shanghai, I don't think any of those Chinese fans have anything to relate to these players but look at the enthusiams...

Well I'm just deprived for live tennis...

It's not surprising but you already know my feelings towards this, then again if I was running the show, they would chuck me out. Seriously I am not just talking about China, there are other places as well they could hold it.

TMC Shanghai was great and it was only Agassi who complained about it.

Yes, btw if Rogi becomes big in the US, it's not going to make him feel better and play better tennis.

Don't forget his mother is South African, so maybe Rogi runs on African time instead of Swiss time.

lsy
03-18-2004, 03:48 AM
It's not surprising but you already know my feelings towards this, then again if I was running the show, they would chuck me out. Seriously I am not just talking about China, there are other places as well they could hold it.

TMC Shanghai was great and it was only Agassi who complained about it.

Yes, btw if Rogi becomes big in the US, it's going to make him feel better and play better tennis.

Don't forget his mother is South African, so maybe Rogi runs on African time instead of Swiss time.

:haha:

Of course it's not just China, will be nice to begin it with where I'm from :)

I don't know about becoming big in US to play better tennis though...I honestly don't think that's gonna be a factor into anywhere about his game.

My dear George, I hardly know you, I have no clue about your feelings towards anything ;)

Action Jackson
03-18-2004, 03:54 AM
:haha:

Of course it's not just China, will be nice to begin it with where I'm from :)

I don't know about becoming big in US to play better tennis though...I honestly don't think that's gonna be a factor into anywhere about his game.

My dear George, I hardly know you, I have no clue about your feelings towards anything ;)

Isy, thanks for pointing out that mistake I meant to say it's not going to make him a better player and I have changed it now.

I made the TMS Asia suggestion in the non-tennis thread you know the one what's on your mind, that's clear. Of course you know about me as much as I do which isn't very much.

Newsflash Roger is going to appear on CNN, Meet the Press, NBC Today so he can whine about why the Americans don't know him.

lsy
03-18-2004, 04:00 AM
Isy, thanks for pointing out that mistake I meant to say it's not going to make him a better player and I have changed it now.

I made the TMS Asia suggestion in the non-tennis thread you know the one what's on your mind, that's clear. Of course you know about me as much as I do which isn't very much.

Newsflash Roger is going to appear on CNN, Meet the Press, NBC Today so he can whine about why the Americans don't know him.

I thought I read something very unGeorge like in that original sentence...

wow...really??? but still no invitation from letterman???

Action Jackson
03-18-2004, 04:06 AM
I thought I read something very unGeorge like in that original sentence...

wow...really??? but still no invitation from letterman???

What that I made a typing error, it happens a lot especially when someone does the typing for me.

No, I was joking about all the invitations. I don't think Dave would like him, then again Dave is as funny as getting burnt with liquid nitrogen.

lsy
03-18-2004, 04:09 AM
What that I made a typing error, it happens a lot especially when someone does the typing for me.

No, I was joking about all the invitations. I don't think Dave would like him, then again Dave is as funny as getting burnt with liquid nitrogen.

I get the joke George.

you have a personal typist to type messages for posting in a tennis messageboard??? :eek: :eek:

Action Jackson
03-18-2004, 04:13 AM
I get the joke George.

you have a personal typist to type messages for posting in a tennis messageboard??? :eek: :eek:

I am illiterate so that's why someone types for me.

lsy
03-18-2004, 04:16 AM
I am illiterate so that's why someone types for me.

ok now I don't get it, is it a joke or you're serious?

How can you be illiterate when you seem to read lots of interview, comments, quotes and knows so much about tennis. Not that I mean any illiterate one can't know a lot about tennis but with those information you have???

Action Jackson
03-18-2004, 04:23 AM
ok now I don't get it, is it a joke or you're serious?

How can you be illiterate when you seem to read lots of interview, comments, quotes and knows so much about tennis. Not that I mean any illiterate one can't know a lot about tennis but with those information you have???

You are mistaken about my knowledge, the thing is I try to read them but I can't, so I have someone read them for me and I can observe, it's just I can't read, write or type hence I'm illiterate.

Action Jackson
03-18-2004, 04:25 AM
I am going to get this back on topic he has beaten Chela both times he has played him, as long as he does enough to win that's all that counts.

Chela doesn't move that well, but he doesn't make many errors, so as long Roger serves well and is patient he should come through this match and then onward bound.

tangerine_dream
03-18-2004, 04:27 AM
wow...really??? but still no invitation from letterman???

I'm sure that if Roger won the US Open, he would be on various American morning shows. ;)

And really, it's not a big deal that Roger's not that well-known in the US. Not many tennis players are (it's not considered a "national pasttime" sport here). You have reach Agassi-Becker levels to be famous here and it took them years to do that. :lol:

LCeh
03-18-2004, 04:28 AM
Even though some people think that Roger has pretty much won the tournament unless he faces Tim, I still think he is far from winning it. He will have to face Agassi/Coria, and even though I didn't get to watch the match, but I heard Andy was playing really well. Andy will probably fight hard this time to get revenge on Roger, so he better be careful.

Action Jackson
03-18-2004, 04:33 AM
That's only some people LCeh, the only way that he has won the tournament if he is in the final and they say Game, Set, Match not before.

lsy
03-18-2004, 04:37 AM
I'm sure that if Roger won the US Open, he would be on various American morning shows. ;)

And really, it's not a big deal that Roger's not that well-known in the US. Not many tennis players are (it's not considered a "national pasttime" sport here). You have reach Agassi-Becker levels to be famous here and it took them years to do that. :lol:

don't we all know...

We're just having fun since there's no matches of Rogi to talk about today ;)

And I'm sitting here waiting for the Andy match but realising they're actually not showing it...

^Sue^
03-18-2004, 06:35 AM
DON'T WORRY,GUYS.....
I BET ROGER MUST WIN THIS TO MAINTAIN HIS WORLD NO:1..FOREVER AND EVER.............GOOD LUCK,DUDE.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dirk
03-18-2004, 08:19 AM
Roger Andy and Andre are the faves to win the event but nothing is set in stone till after the final.

Billabong
03-18-2004, 12:31 PM
GOOOOOO FED:D!!!!!!!! I hope he can win the whole tournament!!! He can do it! GO ROGI!!!

tangerine_dream
03-18-2004, 06:12 PM
You are mistaken about my knowledge, the thing is I try to read them but I can't, so I have someone read them for me and I can observe, it's just I can't read, write or type hence I'm illiterate.

I'm never gonna figure out whether you're joking or being serious.

tangerine_dream
03-18-2004, 06:13 PM
Roger's gonna be eating some Chela chow tonight! Whoooooo! :banana: Go Roger! :yeah:

Mrs. B
03-18-2004, 10:38 PM
Bravo, Roger! :bounce:

LCeh
03-18-2004, 10:41 PM
Wow, everyone on the tennis tour right now is hoping their name is not Chela... lost 9 games in a row, won 3 games out of 15 games, points won 63-39, incredible...

Mrs. B
03-18-2004, 10:49 PM
and this was the guy that put Hewitt out! lol

vene
03-19-2004, 12:36 AM
some real nice play by Roger.........I am just addicted to his game

rogicomel
03-19-2004, 12:52 AM
Never thought it could be so easy. I got nervous when Rogi made an UE that allowed Chela to break his second serve but Rogi made up his mistake by breaking Chela's next two serves.

Second set is much more comfortable for Rogi, so I was more relaxed watching it.

IMO, Rogi didn't quite play his best tennis yet but it doesn't matter to me so long he won the match.


Keep it up Rogi!!! Good luck for the semis!

lsy
03-19-2004, 01:04 AM
Rogicomel, up early for Rogi's match also?

I was worried too when he was making many errors on the first few games, but Rogi did what he had said in interview lately. He had built up the confidence that he can win even if he's not playing well. Evidently he showed that. Then Rogi played a great second set. Chela was trying all the time but really just not good enough. Did you see Chela actually raised his hand to the crowd breathing a sigh of relief after finally getting a game trailing 0-5? Had a smiled on his face also...but at least Chela gave me the impression he was trying all the time till the end.

Well done Rogi!

Action Jackson
03-19-2004, 01:58 AM
Chela was trying unlike Safin, but he was totally outclassed at least in the 2nd set Rogi lifted his game after a scrappy 1st set. Half the points Chela won came from Federer errors.

lsy
03-19-2004, 02:02 AM
I didn't get to see the Andy/Safin second set to compare. But clearly chela was outplayed in the second set. I'm surprised how Rogi can turn from a scrappy performance in the 1st set to that in the 2nd.

Though I hope he doesn't do that vs either Coria/Agassi in the next match, these players will have taken every advantage of that and before you know, it might be too late especially it's just best of 3.

yanchr
03-19-2004, 03:22 AM
Quite impressive performance by Roger in the 2nd set! That Chela's reaction on his finally hold just made me laugh...yeah he did nothing wrong and got nothing much to do..it's just that Roger was way tooooooo good LOL

Sorry to be thinking that Roger now seems untouchable ;) But good for Roger not to have thought so :)

Can't wait for the semi...either Agassi or Coria it'll be an exciting match..I do prefer Coria..Roger has never met him..I'd like to see how their matchup will turn out to be...

lsy
03-19-2004, 03:24 AM
Hi yanchr...

ya I can't wait to see the SF too. Coria and Andre is having a great match now...this Coria really is like a little bunny bouncing so quickly around the court!

Action Jackson
03-19-2004, 03:42 AM
Well it's Federer and Agassi now, come on Feds time to lift the game and beat Baldy and piss off ESPN and the majority of the crowd at Wells.

Dirk
03-19-2004, 03:54 AM
Yeah the Cup crowd at Houston was not happy but I think many of them feel in love with Roger. I bet George he gets a much better reaction this year at the Cup.

Action Jackson
03-19-2004, 03:59 AM
Hopefully so Dirk, but one thing at a time. He needs to be at his best against Agassi and make sure he really varies his serve and get that backhand up the line in order.

It would be good if he could win this event, but he needs to get rid of Baldy first, before anything else at the moment.

yanchr
03-19-2004, 04:02 AM
haha I'm expecting a repeat of TMC Houston..Roger frustrates both Balby and Andy (hope) to make the ignorant Americans aware of their ignorance though Roger doesn't care that at all and neither do I (sorry American fans here ;))

Dirk
03-19-2004, 04:05 AM
Roger's backhand up the line was off in the 1st set for in the beginning. Longer the match goes the better Roger gets. I am sure he will be ready for Andre. Roger knows how to rally with Agassi and mixing up the pace and giving him slices (with little pace) and the rest of his variety really throws andre off. Personally these are the two best returners on the tour. I think it will be the match of the event.

Action Jackson
03-19-2004, 04:22 AM
Hopefully Rogi can win 6-1, 6-2 then again some people will think this is lucky.

Seriously as long as he is prepared to work on his defensive play and manage to keep Baldy off balance then I think he can prosper, as Baldy isn't very good when you take the play away from him unlike Hewitt he isn't able to grind his way back into a match.

Usually the best matches in tourneys are not between the top player, in fact they are usually more boring for the majority.

Dirk
03-19-2004, 05:17 AM
You want Roger to manhandle Andre? :haha: Man you really hate Andre. Hey Give me the lowdown on the USA players you like.

Action Jackson
03-19-2004, 05:22 AM
Dirk, read the Thursday OP Indian Wells thread and all the players are listed there. It's about page 6 or 7.

Dirk
03-19-2004, 05:33 AM
I went to page 9 and couldn't find it. :sad:

Action Jackson
03-19-2004, 05:45 AM
I found it and here it is I like James Blake, Todd Martin. I don't mind Taylor Dent or Michael Russell. Yes, I liked Derrick Rostagno, Aaron Krickstein, Jimmy Arias, Jeff Tarango and Mal Washington when they were playing, so well done tangerinus poor assumptions as usual.

There you go look who made the assumptions and look who was proven wrong.

Dirk
03-19-2004, 05:52 AM
Blake is nice and cool. Todd Martin has a very well rounded sound game. I like Mali too. Just because he loves Roger and Luke. I never saw them play though.

rogicomel
03-19-2004, 07:52 AM
Rogicomel, up early for Rogi's match also?

Ha ha..I had to Isy! ;) He made me go to bed at 10 pm so that I can get up as early as 5.45 a.m just to watch him-- but he's worth it!

Just pls Rogi, don't spoil my weekend...

Huh! There is already F1 fever in KL. Wonder why can't they hold an ATP tournament over here????

Billabong
03-19-2004, 11:37 AM
Congrats Rogi:D! The big matches are coming up now:D!
GOOOOOOOOOO ROGI:D!!!!!!!!!!

ytben
03-19-2004, 12:37 PM
:woohoo: Rogi is in the SF!! :D But next is Andre, much harder challenge. Good luck Rogi, please win it! :bounce:

shina
03-19-2004, 06:25 PM
Best of luck for semifinal match against Agassi! Keep it up Roger!

tangerine_dream
03-20-2004, 12:39 AM
Tim beat Andy today 6-7 (6), 7-6 (1), 6-3 (I love how these two always bash each other's brains out on the court :lol: )

Tim is looking scary. I mean scary-good. Paris-kind-of-scary. I don't think Roger is going to win this tournament. :tape:

lsy
03-20-2004, 12:44 AM
Actually more than Paris-kind-of scary, tangerine.

But before we even start worrying about that, there's another big obstacle ahead. Andre is never an easy opponent to play with. But I really hope for a Rogi-Tim final, it will be great chance for Rogi to have another go vs Tim especially both seem to be playing very well so far, not to mention I'll get to watch it on tv.

vene
03-20-2004, 01:08 AM
yeah, tim is looking very good.......very impressive match. I am certainly very scared for Roger!

WyveN
03-20-2004, 01:14 AM
I don't know, with the way Roger is playing I think he can beat Tim. But we are a long way away from the final.
Tim is known to choke matches he is expecting to win as well.

lsy
03-20-2004, 02:03 AM
One of the reason why Roger had been playing so well lately according to him is his confidence. If there's one player there who can take that away from Rogi now is definitely Tim. Tim is the only black dot on otherwise perfect record of Rogi since Houston and not to mention Tim's fantastic record vs Rogi. I believe that itself will play an effect on Rogi's game.

Nevertherless I believe it will be all good and we should be seeing some great matches ahead hopefully.

Good luck Rogi!

yanchr
03-20-2004, 06:35 AM
To tell the truth, I have doubt...I'm a little worried...Tim looks quite dangerous the way he is playing Andy...but I still want to see a Roger-Henman final. The more they play, the more chances for Roger to figure him out, the closer Roger stands to beat him.

lsy, you are right about the confidence thing. Even though I don't have full confidence in Roger's win, Roger should never lose confidence against Henman even if he is down. Roger should always collect himself, not get irritated and have firm belief in himself that he is finally to beat Henman.

But first we should focus on Agassi match...try not to take it for granted.

Action Jackson
03-20-2004, 07:13 AM
Well Federer needs to get past Agassi first before he can be thinking about the final.

Billabong
03-20-2004, 05:41 PM
I saw Henman beating Roddick, and he played really really well:eek:! Rogi will have to play incredibly well to win the tournament:D! I'm sure he can do it!!!

GOOOOOOOOOOO FED:D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lsy
03-20-2004, 09:36 PM
yeah...Rogi in the final!!!

But his backhand is crap today and as stubborn as he is, still going for it even he knew it just wasn't working. However I'm also happy that he managed to get through in tough situation and played some big points well esepcially coming to the end of the match. Fortunate also that Andre made some uncharacteristics erros at important time too.

He certainly looked very happy and relieved!!!

yanchr
03-20-2004, 09:45 PM
Congrats first!!Roger is mentally tougher and tougher. Good to see him play great on BPs

Too bad not to be able to watch the match live..can't wait to catch it in the afternoon..

Now it probably is Henman in the final..Roger it's high time to get your last bogey man off..

Good luck Roger!

Billabong
03-20-2004, 10:17 PM
YEAH congrats FED:)!!! I'm so happy!!!

Now continue the great job, you can win this:)!
GOOOOOOOOOOOO ROGI:D!!!

lsy
03-20-2004, 10:17 PM
I will be quite worried if its Tim in the final. If Rogi carries his game today to play v the Tim's form v Andy...then :bolt:

No just kidding...I'm sure Rogi will look forward to play Tim again and you're right yanchr it's great to see him hang tough when it matters the most. If Tim had watched the Rogi/Andre match, I think he will be pounding all balls to that backhand for sure.

Billabong
03-20-2004, 10:32 PM
Whoa they showed some parts of the match on TV, Andre made some unbelievable passing shots.. but Rogi played great too!!!

I was scared at the end when Andre got some bps at 4-3, but still Roger saved them and found a way to win;)..

Good luck Fed in the finals now, it should be a good match:)! I think Rogi will be ready for this, I'm sure he can win it! GOOO FED:D!!!

yanchr
03-20-2004, 10:34 PM
I think Henman has a totally different backhand from Agassi, which somewhat is similar to Roger's...but still Roger should no doubt make his backhand work at best just like in Houston. He is making many errors in his backhand these days including this AO though don't see it myself in this match. But could guess so from all the descriptions.

Now Henman again stands in the way...

Just Goooo Roger!

Dirk
03-20-2004, 11:11 PM
I think Andre's groundstrokes had alot to do with his backhand failing today. It was working much better in his earlier matches. I didn't see his Fish one. His Backhand was not this bad in AO. He hit plenty of bh winners there. He should be better tomorrow. He will work on his backhand for tomorrow. If Roger can pin Tim at the Baseline its over. COME ON NINJAAAAAAAA :worship: :bounce:

vene
03-20-2004, 11:26 PM
Roger really has to raise the level of his game against Henman......and cut down on those UEs!!!

WyveN
03-20-2004, 11:31 PM
I thought this was a really flat match from Roger......what makes it amazing is that it was still enough versus a good player such as Andre.

Not only was the backhand not working but what frustrated me was that Roger wouldn't compromise and play the slice right until the very end. First serve also needs to work better against Tim.

Billabong
03-21-2004, 12:35 AM
I think Rogi now knows what to do in order to win... and he'll want more than anything to win that one tomorrow!!! I think he'll be really motivated to play great, and he'll definitely have to!

GO FED!

LCeh
03-21-2004, 02:07 AM
I thought this was a really flat match from Roger......what makes it amazing is that it was still enough versus a good player such as Andre.

Not only was the backhand not working but what frustrated me was that Roger wouldn't compromise and play the slice right until the very end. First serve also needs to work better against Tim.

Well, in the interview with Andre, you will know why, because unlike other players, the slice does not bother Andre at all, and as the rallies get longer, Andre starts to get control with his consistancy and experience. I still haven't watched the match yet, but I am pretty sure Rogi knew that the slice was not enough to win him the game.

Blaze
03-21-2004, 02:10 AM
on the contrary of what you said, even though the slices did not work but if you watch the match you will noticed that Fed won majority of the long rallies.

LCeh
03-21-2004, 02:40 AM
Yeah, I haven't watched the match yet, so I shouldn't really comment... ;)

But I don't know, I would think this also helps Roger, because once he finds his rhythm from the long rallies, he can start making unbelievable shots. So, it's hard to say what to go for, there are advantages and disadvantages.

ytben
03-21-2004, 03:06 AM
Congrats Rogi on getting to the final! :D But this match is an ugly one to watch imo, most of the points decided by UFEs instead of winners. As many have said, his BH is crap today. Hopes it will be better against Tim, he will need it since Tim is looking red hot. I am really nervous for tomorrow, it will be a tough challege to throw the last Gorilla(no pun to Tim's teeth ;)) from his back. Good luck Rogi, win the first TMS of the year please :bounce:

Fedex
03-21-2004, 03:38 AM
But Dirk, dont you know how hard it is to keep Tim at the baseline?? The only was is for Roger to keep coming in behind his own serve, to S & V alot against Tim. But also Tim has shown his variety. For instance he hits a serve wide to the duece court, then easily put away a FH DTL the other way. He's hit some good Backhands as well, has has made some unbelievable Volleys, half-volleys. It will be tough, no doubt, but i expect Rogi to come through.

Mrs. B
03-21-2004, 07:41 AM
Well done, Roger! I was so nervous, i couldn't even sit down properly. But great to see him come back on the second set. Sloppy errors, hopefully he can minimize those. Please watch that backhand. Tim will do the same. Aufpassen.:bounce:

Good luck in the finals! 21- 1 winning record. :worship:

yanchr
03-21-2004, 09:07 AM
Just watched the match. Actually a disappointment for me. It was way way far from what they showed in Houston RR. The only highlight was how Roger managed to go through the BPs when down 3:4 the 3rd set by some normal winners and how he made the run to convert the seemingly irresistible volley from Agassi to a running forehand winner, plus some emotional C'mons from Roger, which is really seldom. He even missed some easy forehands that he should hardly miss, not to say his crappy backhands.

He should definitely raise his game not only a little bit esp his backhand to face Henman, who is obviously a more aggressive player with more variety and the could-be legal option of serve&volley.

Good luck Roger!

Action Jackson
03-21-2004, 01:11 PM
One he has to serve well, and get that backhand in order. He knows Timmy will be coming in all the time, so maybe not go for outright winners all the time on the 1st passing shot, put them low to his feet. Then take his chance on the next one.

Hit some heavier balls in the rallies, serve/volley now and then, test out Henman's overhead and attack on the returns now and then, try not to give any rhythm. Roger needs to win this one, so he can prove he can beat Henman.

Billabong
03-21-2004, 01:16 PM
Hhhhmm I also saw it, and Fed's backhand was totally off:eek:! He missed tons of them! He'll have to stop those, cuz Tim won't give him a lot of free points!

GO ROGI:D!!!

yanchr
03-21-2004, 10:20 PM
It's amazing :eek:Another Nalby story...Roger killed Tim..woooow

Congrats Roger for the 3rd title this year, one GS, one ATP, one TMS...oh so impressive...I'll call it dominant...and 22:1(?) record...

I'll catch the final later to enjoy your performance to see how good you are ;)

ytben
03-21-2004, 10:20 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Congrats Rogi on obtaining the first TMS of the year and removing the last monkey off your back. :D :D :D

Dirk
03-21-2004, 10:35 PM
Shit now I have to write Dubai and Wells into a ninja mission story. wonder what i should call it. Don't worry Juliette will be in it. :yeah: She will be his camel. :bigclap:

LCeh
03-21-2004, 10:37 PM
LOL if she is his camel, what happens to the calf?

vene
03-21-2004, 10:39 PM
congrats Roger!!!! Well done!!! I love the headline on the ATP website "Federer simply fabulous"

LCeh
03-21-2004, 10:41 PM
Yeah, and ATP website actually updated it before the pacificlifeopen site did, which is quite odd I think

Dirk
03-21-2004, 10:50 PM
Calf is too young to fight evil. Give her time. :worship: :bounce:

yanchr
03-21-2004, 10:51 PM
I think Dirk you'll be pretty much busy writing Ninja Mission one after another until you are bored and quit ;)

WyveN
03-21-2004, 10:53 PM
One he has to serve well, and get that backhand in order. He knows Timmy will be coming in all the time, so maybe not go for outright winners all the time on the 1st passing shot, put them low to his feet. Then take his chance on the next one.

Hit some heavier balls in the rallies, serve/volley now and then, test out Henman's overhead and attack on the returns now and then, try not to give any rhythm. Roger needs to win this one, so he can prove he can beat Henman.

That is almost exactly what Roger did to win, good analysis.

lsy
03-21-2004, 11:03 PM
I can only say wow...he's done it again.

This is the second time I thought things will be difficult for Rogi because of how well his opponents are playing, but he totally raised his game and make things look so easy. The 1st time I felt that was his wimby sf v Andy, and today is another one. As amazing as Tim volley skills, he only managed to win half those points at net!

Rogi plays his best match today throughout the tournament for sure and making only 5 UE! Tim was making many more UEs but I think that was mainly because Rogi kept pressuring him and took his game away making him to play more aggressively. Rogi's right again in his interviews before the match :"Well, I'm not going to start changing too much about my game. I think if he wants to win the tournament, he's got to beat me playing my game." He's really good at analysing not only his own game but also the others.

Well done Rogi!

We'll be waiting for you Ninja story, Dirk...make Juliette look less bored as she always is pls :p

Dirk
03-21-2004, 11:07 PM
George was right on. only think Roger didn't do was serve and volley. Hell Tim barely served and volleyed today because Roger kept him away from that net.

Mrs. B
03-21-2004, 11:23 PM
So glad Roger beat Tim today. :bounce:

He was on from the very beginning, not giving Tim any rhythm and putting pressure on Tim's fh worked. Roger's bh today was on as well which made things sweeter. Did u guys see that volley drop shot Tim made and Roger got so quickly to the net and put it away with that fab angle? fantastic. i also love that cc bh on the second set, 4-2, i think, where Tim comes to the net and Roger just gives it the right subtlety. super shot! painting the lines with his fh wasn't bad either. ;)
lol, at least i wasn't as nervous as yesterday's match.

:worship: The Federer Express has once again delivered!

:)

Billabong
03-21-2004, 11:52 PM
Congrats Rogi:D!!!!!!!! I'm so happy, that was a sweeeeett revenge:D!!!

GO Fed, continue the good job:)!!!

tangerine_dream
03-22-2004, 12:25 AM
I am surprised that Roger won! With the way Henman was playing this week, I thought the title was surely his. But not to be. In straight easy sets, Roger has throw the last monkey off his back. He is truly the the man to beat now. Roger :bowdown:

LCeh
03-22-2004, 12:29 AM
Even Tangy is on her knees now... ;)

Lisbeth
03-22-2004, 02:31 AM
Well done Roger! Another great tournament!

Action Jackson
03-22-2004, 03:30 AM
That is almost exactly what Roger did to win, good analysis.

Thanks for that Wyver, I mean it was fairly obvious that what he was doing before wasn't working and unfortunately I didn't see the match I had to go to work and university, so they better have the replay on tonight so I can enjoy his first legit victory over Henman.

Dirk, we can't have everything can we?

Fantastic performance Roger for winning Indian Wells, to tell you the truth I don't care much about the Miami result now. It's more important for him to focus on DC and the clay season now.

rogicomel
03-22-2004, 03:37 AM
Woo hoo!!! What a performance by Rogi! To beat Henman and win the first TMS is awesome!!!

CONGRATULATIONS ROGI!

Yes, FedEx delivers again on the desert!

Dirk
03-22-2004, 04:20 AM
I just want Roger to defend his qrt result. DC and Clay Masters are now the next target. I hope Roger goes deep in all of them which he can do, be really great if he won another one.

Queen Rebecca
03-30-2004, 03:49 PM
I just want Roger to defend his qrt result. DC and Clay Masters are now the next target. I hope Roger goes deep in all of them which he can do, be really great if he won another one.

Dirk you are clueless aren't you!

Fedex
04-01-2004, 01:38 AM
Congrats, Dirk on getting 1000 posts :) . I'm nearly there myself.

Chloe le Bopper
04-01-2004, 01:49 AM
Dirk you are clueless aren't you!
Just to clarify... this is not actually me. LOL

RogiFan88
04-01-2004, 03:57 PM
:wavey:

Just catching up on the Rogi posts here...

So HAPPY that Rogi not only won TMS Indian Wells, his 3rd title in 2004 and his 14th overall, his first on hardcourt in the US and his 2nd TMS... but esp that Rogi finally legitimately beat his archnemesis Henman in astounding fashion!!

:worship: Congrats, sweet Rogi!!
;)