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Federer def. Rusedski 6-3, 6-1

Billabong
04-12-2005, 01:34 PM
Well done Rogi, keep it up:yeah:!!!

misyou25
04-12-2005, 01:47 PM
greeeeeeeeeeg :bigcry:

RonE
04-12-2005, 01:56 PM
Well done Rogi- good match to ease his way into the event and get used to the surface and conditions. :yeah:

lucashg
04-12-2005, 02:07 PM
It was a good match for Federer, was a bit shaky at the beginning, but then he put himself together and it was a miracle that Rudedski didn't get bagelled in that 2nd set. Rudedski didn't help himself playing poorly (awful serve stats) the way he did.

MissMoJo
04-12-2005, 06:16 PM
Rogi :banana:

Sjengster
04-12-2005, 06:29 PM
It is refreshing to see that no-one started a thread in GM declaring "Roger's going down to clay court novice Rusedski" after the latter took an early 3-1 lead. Good performance overall, including one forehand supposedly hit at 105mph in fairly heavy conditions, and there were a couple of lovely net points including a wrongfooting backhand volley down the line behind Rusedski. Still, rather like Ferrero against Karlovic yesterday (not that I would put Rusedski in the same league; he does have groundstrokes, he hit a couple of penetrating forehands to get the early break), Federer's level on clay can only be properly judged against a tougher opponent. Montanes is the anti-Rusedski in almost every department, so that will be a harder workout.

Raquel
04-12-2005, 06:40 PM
Roger played well and it was as comfortable as the scoreline suggests. Watching it though I kind of found myself wanting Greg to win a game or two towards the end and I don't think I have ever wanted someone to prolong a match against Roger (apart from maybe Lleyton). Maybe I have a unconscious like of Greg. I know I've always preferred him to Tim and I hope that if he continues playing on over 30 that he does well. It was a weird feeling though :scared: :p

Sjengster
04-12-2005, 06:46 PM
So irritated is my tennis-watching brother with Federer's dominance (and he is a Rusedski fan too) that I find myself hoping for tough contests every single time, and the easy ones are virtually unwatchable because I know he will get annoyed with Barry Cowerer's endless Federer fawning. He's already calling Federer the favourite for RG, which we both found daft.

Aleksa's Laydee
04-12-2005, 06:52 PM
greg :sobbing: :hug:

Raquel
04-12-2005, 07:02 PM
So irritated is my tennis-watching brother with Federer's dominance (and he is a Rusedski fan too) that I find myself hoping for tough contests every single time, and the easy ones are virtually unwatchable because I know he will get annoyed with Barry Cowerer's endless Federer fawning. He's already calling Federer the favourite for RG, which we both found daft.
I thought so too, especially as I am sure he said something similar about Coria the day before (or that may have been someone else on Sky), but yes, Barry's fawning is excessive. Barry is just comedy most of the time. He said to Peter Fleming today during Ancic/Guga something like "Peter, from 5-5, 30-30 what do you think has changed in the match? Has Guga's level dropped or has Ancic raised his game?" Peter says he doesnt know and asks Barry what he thinks and Barry says "Well I don't think Ancic is playing much better than in the first set but then.........I don't think Guga's playing much worse either". Cue dead silence.

NYCtennisfan
04-12-2005, 07:44 PM
I thought it was a great upset that Greg broke Federer and I mean that! Hopefully Greg will have some good stuff for the grass later on.

NATAS81
04-12-2005, 08:00 PM
Isn't Roger so polite? Giving the whole world an up-close look at the most brilliant tennis ever displayed.

Fergie
04-12-2005, 10:17 PM
Well done Rogi, great match as always :yeah:

Beat
04-12-2005, 10:32 PM
congrats. bring on montanes!

Art&Soul
04-13-2005, 03:36 AM
Good win ROGI, keep it up for the next round ;) :angel:

NATAS81
04-13-2005, 03:37 AM
Roger 16-2 in 2004 Clay tournaments.

uNIVERSE mAN
04-13-2005, 03:38 AM
This win is too routine to put it in general messages, we need to stop making threads for all his wins, cheering section would be better. Save the general messages for players who can't buy wins.

Go Rogi!

NATAS81
04-13-2005, 03:42 AM
I was thinking the same thing, but failed to express myself in post form.

tennischick
04-13-2005, 04:23 AM
This win is too routine to put it in general messages, we need to stop making threads for all his wins, cheering section would be better. Save the general messages for players who can't buy wins.

Go Rogi!
normally i would agree with you. but Roger hit some amazing shots in that match -- even for him.

WyveN
04-13-2005, 05:03 AM
normally i would agree with you. but Roger hit some amazing shots in that match -- even for him.

:bounce:

hopefully he hits similar ones against Montanes so a thread can be made for that match.

tennischick
04-13-2005, 05:11 AM
:bounce:

hopefully he hits similar ones against Montanes so a thread can be made for that match.
hopefully he hits similar ones against Montanes period. i never start these threads so i don't give a hoot one way or the other. ;)

Action Jackson
04-13-2005, 05:11 AM
:bounce:

hopefully he hits similar ones against Montanes so a thread can be made for that match.

Actually one of my friends is in Monte Carlo I should ask him to send me a report of the Federer vs Allegro training session and it should have a thread about that.

WyveN
04-13-2005, 05:17 AM
hopefully he hits similar ones against Montanes period. i never start these threads so i don't give a hoot one way or the other.

but i do, although this one is a bit bland :(


Actually one of my friends is in Monte Carlo I should ask him to send me a report of the Federer vs Allegro training session and it should have a thread about that.

only if roger won :bounce:

Action Jackson
04-13-2005, 05:20 AM
only if roger won :bounce:

If Roger beat Yves it would have to be.

:worship: :worship: :worship: Rogi as that would be his toughest opponent.

tennischick
04-13-2005, 05:22 AM
but i do, although this one is a bit bland :(
we could always discuss sex ...;)

WyveN
04-13-2005, 05:23 AM
If Roger beat Yves it would have to be.


I saw Allegro practice against Roger in Australia and Yves was struggling to win points so Yves must be a clay court specialist.

Action Jackson
04-13-2005, 05:25 AM
I saw Allegro practice against Roger in Australia and Yves was struggling to win points so Yves must be a clay court specialist.

That he is, though I do remember one year where Yves was actually getting the better of Roger and I was laughing too hard, and in a doubles match where Yves was the stronger player.

WyveN
04-13-2005, 05:25 AM
we could always discuss sex ...;)

algebra could offend people so sex it is.

Action Jackson
04-13-2005, 05:29 AM
Bring on the astrophysics.

WyveN
04-13-2005, 05:31 AM
That he is, though I do remember one year where Yves was actually getting the better of Roger and I was laughing too hard

In the live scoring thread some wise individuals were declaring that roger could be beaten by anyone on clay when Greg went 3-1 up in the first set. Now they have evidence to back up their claims.

Action Jackson
04-13-2005, 05:34 AM
In the live scoring thread some wise individuals were declaring that roger could be beaten by anyone on clay when Greg went 3-1 up in the first set. Now they have evidence to back up their claims.

Why isn't that surprising from the overreaction police, the only disappointing thing was he let Rusedski get a game after going down 3-1

World Beater
04-13-2005, 07:59 AM
the same way nadal was beating federer. And suddenly federer went from hero to zero, and then back within the span of a few min.