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MC: Federer defeats Novak 2 sets to 1

almouchie
04-17-2006, 01:47 PM
the first round match is underway

its 4-2 & Federer serving
Novak is giving Roger trouble on his serve

ClaycourtaZzZz.
04-17-2006, 01:51 PM
:lol: If Roger gets broken, that would be a shame.

R.Federer
04-17-2006, 02:03 PM
:lol: If Roger gets broken, that would be a shame. Seeing that this is clay, if Roger gets broken, that would be quite expected

bokehlicious
04-17-2006, 02:07 PM
:lol: If Roger gets broken, that would be a shame.

Even losing a single point is a shame :retard:

alfonsojose
04-17-2006, 02:11 PM
Novak :drool:

almouchie
04-17-2006, 02:24 PM
its 6-3 to federer
but Novak is up 5-2 on his serve in second set

lucashg
04-17-2006, 02:32 PM
Hm, 3rd set. That looks awfully alike his QF match against then qualifier Gasquet in 2005. :o

Djokovic's been serving much better and is being more consistent off the baseline, Roger has 30 UEs, 15 in each set so far. Also he's not handling Djokovic's dropshots well at all.

almouchie
04-17-2006, 02:32 PM
COOOoooL
its one set all
Federer took the first 6/3
& Nocak Djokovic the second 6/2

Hola Mr. SK
04-17-2006, 02:33 PM
Roger should really step up! Especially on his serves!He should make more 1st serves in. Novak's doing all his best to trouble Roger. Hope Roger pulls off this one.

disturb3d
04-17-2006, 02:57 PM
Dissapointing stuff from Fed.
He really shouldn't be losing any points on serve against crap like Novak.

almouchie
04-17-2006, 03:03 PM
well its 5-2 Federer in the third set
it was to be expected ,
but credit to Novak giving him a hard time

NYCtennisfan
04-17-2006, 03:05 PM
He really shouldn't be losing any points on serve against crap like Novak.

Unbelieveable.

NYCtennisfan
04-17-2006, 03:11 PM
When I saw that Djokovic was playing Federer, two things came into my mind:

1) It would be a tough match for Federer since it is his first match on clay and
2) It was tough luck for Novak, because I would give him a decent shot against anyone other than Roger or Nadal.

almouchie
04-17-2006, 03:12 PM
Novak is more than a decent player
he is only 18 & has been playing well since the end of last season
give credit where it is due
he has taken a set off federer, & caused hmi trouble on serve
5-3 now

bokehlicious
04-17-2006, 03:14 PM
Well done Roger !! Tough match against a young gun !

almouchie
04-17-2006, 03:15 PM
Federer defeats Novak Djokovic 6/3 2/6 6/3

Jaffas85
04-17-2006, 03:16 PM
Who is Federer likely to face next?

He better improve as he goes deeper into the draw.

landoud
04-17-2006, 03:17 PM
congrats Roger... good luck next round

ezekiel
04-17-2006, 03:18 PM
an unfortunate break early in the 3rd set gave Roger the advantage. Novak showed that he can already compete against top players and very soon he will start winning against them

ezekiel
04-17-2006, 03:18 PM
Who is Federer likely to face next?

He better improve as he goes deeper into the draw.

Alberto Martin

mangoes
04-17-2006, 03:19 PM
:banana: Congrats Roger:hug:

Well Done Djokovic. I feel so badly that he had to play Roger first round. I think against some other players, he would have been through to the second round.

mickymouse
04-17-2006, 03:19 PM
I actually think Federer did better than I expected on clay, considering the fact that he didn't face any bps on 2 sets against a more than decent player like Djokovic.

Fergie
04-17-2006, 03:21 PM
Roger! :yeah:

Junes
04-17-2006, 03:23 PM
Tough match !

federated
04-17-2006, 03:24 PM
Novak is more than a decent player
he is only 18 & has been playing well since the end of last season
give credit where it is due
he has taken a set off federer, & caused hmi trouble on serve
5-3 now

Absolutely. The commentator (anyone know who the stuffy-sounding British guy on the Tennis Channel is? LOVE him.) very astutely noted how well Novak was THINKING out there--as well as playing. Of course Federer didn't bring his A game, but first round, first match, clay.

Fisico
04-17-2006, 03:24 PM
Roger was always gonna come through and win that 3d set, but well done Novak for putting up a good fight and taking a set

victory1
04-17-2006, 03:25 PM
I think he did great; it's good that he played 3 sets before facing Martin. It's hard to change surface when you've been in 2 Masters Series hard court final back to back.

Raquel
04-17-2006, 03:25 PM
Well done Roger :yeah:

savesthedizzle
04-17-2006, 03:26 PM
I have never been prouder of Novak Djokovic in my entire life. He played like a man out there.. he didn't go in already defeated.. he fought til the very end when he easily could have given up. Clearly wasn't Roger's best stuff, but it happens. I'm very pleased with how Novak played and I hope he gets a better draw in Barcelona :p

*Ljubica*
04-17-2006, 03:29 PM
Great match from Djokovic :worship: And best of all - how nice to see an 18-year-old who behaves with class and good manners on court - so different from the uncouth and foul mouthed Andy Murray :devil: Congrats Novak - you showed that manners and respect have nothing to do with age, despite the "he's only 18" comments that Murray fans are continually coming out with to excuse his appalling behaviour!

lunahielo
04-17-2006, 03:30 PM
Congrats, Rogi :bounce:

Novak I liked your tenacity....You've got a good game. Luck in the future!

ezekiel
04-17-2006, 03:30 PM
Absolutely. The commentator (anyone know who the stuffy-sounding British guy on the Tennis Channel is? LOVE him.) very astutely noted how well Novak was THINKING out there--as well as playing. Of course Federer didn't bring his A game, but first round, first match, clay.

Of course neither did Novak with 4 df's and he is only 18 and bound to start winning these tight matches . By now Roger must be concious of another athletic teenager taking it to him :yeah:

NYCtennisfan
04-17-2006, 03:31 PM
I have never been prouder of Novak Djokovic in my entire life. He played like a man out there.. he didn't go in already defeated.. he fought til the very end when he easily could have given up. Clearly wasn't Roger's best stuff, but it happens. I'm very pleased with how Novak played and I hope he gets a better draw in Barcelona

Very true. His power off of both wings game Federer a lot of problems in that 2nd set when he wasn't getting any first serves in. You are right about the fighting. He could've easily lost 6-0 in the last set if he didn't fight because everyone of his serve games went to deuce and Federer had a whole bunch of bp's that Novak fought off.

As for Roger, pretty good start to the clay season. Novak has more talent than a good portion of the field at MC. Federer really dominated the 1st and 3rd sets.

Bilbo
04-17-2006, 03:32 PM
welcome to clay, roger

Natasha250688
04-17-2006, 03:32 PM
I have never been prouder of Novak Djokovic in my entire life. He played like a man out there.. he didn't go in already defeated.. he fought til the very end when he easily could have given up. Clearly wasn't Roger's best stuff, but it happens. I'm very pleased with how Novak played and I hope he gets a better draw in Barcelona :p

ditto

:worship:

lucashg
04-17-2006, 03:36 PM
Congrats, Roger! :)
Tough match, and Djokovic could've done even better had he been more consistent in the last set, but he played well and smart against Rogi, tough luck to face him in R1.

Roger surely didn't play his best, but he did have some good moments, I was pissed he couldn't win a point whenever Novak hit a dropshot, even though Roger (almost) always got to them easily. And in patches, he used good volleys and an attacking backhand that I always like to see. Hope he keeps improving.

Next opponent is Martin, could be a dangerous match. Good luck, Roger!

Longshot
04-17-2006, 03:36 PM
From the comments, sounds like tennis was the winner in this match. :)

Did anyone hear what Rogers tally of UEs was for the match?

ezekiel
04-17-2006, 03:37 PM
I have never been prouder of Novak Djokovic in my entire life. He played like a man out there.. he didn't go in already defeated.. he fought til the very end when he easily could have given up. Clearly wasn't Roger's best stuff, but it happens. I'm very pleased with how Novak played and I hope he gets a better draw in Barcelona :p

Hopefully by now you know he can compete against anyone at only 18 :worship:

federated
04-17-2006, 03:38 PM
From the comments, sounds like tennis was the winner in this match. :)

Did anyone hear what Rogers tally of UEs was for the match?

I'm fairly sure it was 34 or 35.

CooCooCachoo
04-17-2006, 03:41 PM
Proud of Novak :yeah:

savesthedizzle
04-17-2006, 03:41 PM
From the comments, sounds like tennis was the winner in this match. :)

Did anyone hear what Rogers tally of UEs was for the match?


I think he had around 25 winners to 34 UEs? It was somewhere in that area.

savesthedizzle
04-17-2006, 03:41 PM
Hopefully by now you know he can compete against anyone at only 18 :worship:


It's better for my nerves to be a pessimist :p

LLeytonRules
04-17-2006, 03:44 PM
He should drop the doubles with Allegro.

zimzim
04-17-2006, 03:47 PM
Proud of Novak :yeah: :yeah:

Novak Dj
04-17-2006, 03:56 PM
Congrats Roger for win and for fair play. :worship:

Congrats Nole, he showed he is fighter, he played best on set and match points, but too much errors at the beginning of final set (10 in first three games) was gift for Roger and he won, but I`m proud to be Nole`s fan. He is still young, only one year older than Young. ;)

jole
04-17-2006, 03:56 PM
Great effort, Novak! :)

rofe
04-17-2006, 04:19 PM
Ahhhh...so the clay season begins...

mangoes
04-17-2006, 04:30 PM
Congrats Roger for win and for fair play. :worship:

Congrats Nole, he showed he is fighter, he played best on set and match points, but too much errors at the beginning of final set (10 in first three games) was gift for Roger and he won, but I`m proud to be Nole`s fan. He is still young, only one year older than Young. ;)


Djokovic is one year older than Donald Young???

savesthedizzle
04-17-2006, 04:33 PM
Djokovic is one year older than Donald Young???


That cannot possibly be correct.. I believe your disbelief is well-founded :) Isn't Donald Young only like 16? :lol: Novak will be 19 on May 22.

ezekiel
04-17-2006, 04:34 PM
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Natasha250688
04-17-2006, 04:35 PM
Djokovic is one year older than Donald Young???

Two, actually
Young 23-07-1989
Djoković 22-05-1987

ezekiel
04-17-2006, 04:36 PM
That cannot possibly be correct.. I believe your disbelief is well-founded :) Isn't Donald Young only like 16? :lol: Novak will be 19 on May 22.

2 years , 87 vs 89 not that it matters

disturb3d
04-17-2006, 04:37 PM
What's with all the Djokovic praise? The guy is total shit.
His groundstrokes are hideous, his footwork sucks even sitting at the change over.

After seeing Berdych and Wawrinka (fellow youngsters) ... The knowledgable tennis fan should cringe at the site of Djokovic.

Deivid23
04-17-2006, 04:43 PM
From the comments, sounds like tennis was the winner in this match. :)

Did anyone hear what Rogers tally of UEs was for the match?

Roger 25 winners 37 ues

Nole 21 winners 39 ues

or sth like that

propi
04-17-2006, 04:48 PM
Congrats Novak, great match :worship:

Sjengster
04-17-2006, 05:38 PM
I have never been prouder of Novak Djokovic in my entire life. He played like a man out there.. he didn't go in already defeated.. he fought til the very end when he easily could have given up. Clearly wasn't Roger's best stuff, but it happens. I'm very pleased with how Novak played and I hope he gets a better draw in Barcelona :p

1 and 2, huh Jess? :p I told you it would be a close one, really the only thing that lost Nole the match was his inexperience in the third set (3 UE in a row from 40-30 up on his serve right at the start basically decided the match). Tactically he outplayed Federer for large portions of the match and showed his full arsenal, which is considerable.

Sjengster
04-17-2006, 05:41 PM
What's with all the Djokovic praise? The guy is total shit.
His groundstrokes are hideous, his footwork sucks even sitting at the change over.

After seeing Berdych and Wawrinka (fellow youngsters) ... The knowledgable tennis fan should cringe at the site of Djokovic.

:lol:

The knowledgeable tennis fan(s) should kick you off MTF for the crime of total tennistic ignorance.

Scotso
04-17-2006, 05:44 PM
Great effort, Nole! :yeah: :D

zimzim
04-17-2006, 05:45 PM
:lol:

The knowledgeable tennis fan(s) should kick you off MTF for the crime of total tennistic ignorance. :haha: :haha:

Allez
04-17-2006, 06:57 PM
OH My God Rogi! :scared:You have to step it up :scared:. Great to see Novak competing well at this level.We'll follow his career with great interest :yeah:.

nobama
04-17-2006, 07:04 PM
OH My God Rogi! :scared:You have to step it up :scared:. Just what GM wants to see. Nervous Rogi fans. :o It was his first match on clay in almost a year. And Novak isn't just any opponent. Roger will improve as the season moves along.

ezekiel
04-17-2006, 07:39 PM
Federer wins despite 37 unforced errors at Monte Carlo

By JEROME PUGMIRE, AP Sports Writer
April 17, 2006

MONTE CARLO, Monaco (AP) -- Roger Federer dominates tennis on all surfaces except clay.

That was evident again Monday when the top-ranked player made 37 unforced errors before beating qualifier Novak Djokovic of Serbia-Montenegro 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters.

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"I never really felt very good throughout the match," Federer said. "I hope that's going to come along in the next match."

Federer has won seven Grand Slam titles, but not the French Open.

"I'm trying to figure out what's the best way for me to play, and try to get as many matches as possible on clay," Federer said. "The more I do that, the more sure I get about sliding on clay, the points, how they're being played and everything."

The Swiss player is 29-1 this and has won four of five title matches. He has reached 11 straight finals and he's looking to match John McEnroe's 22-year-old record with an appearance in the final at Monte Carlo.

He will next face Alberto Martin of Spain, who beat Ivo Karlovic of Croatia 6-4, 7-6 (3).

Against the 18-year-old Djokovic, Federer dropped serve twice in the second set and struggled to find his form.

"I was the guy making all the errors and he was not," Federer said. "He was playing a few good shots. I had a few sloppy points here and there. He made me doubt."

Federer made his debut at Monte Carlo with a first-round exit in 1999, and lost to French teenager Richard Gasquet last year. He has won the last two Masters titles -- beating James Blake at Indian Wells, Calif., and Ivan Ljubicic at Key Biscayne, Fla.

His only loss this year was to Monte Carlo defending champion Rafael Nadal at Dubai.

"He's the one of the best players ever, and you know that before you go on court," Djokovic said. "But he's not an alien. I'm disappointed because I had a chance to win today. I had the match under control."



Bolded comments come off as arrogant

NATAS81
04-17-2006, 07:42 PM
Ah yes, 11 BP compared with 2. Look beneath the scoreline and you will see Federer could've won 6-3 6-3.

TennisGrandSlam
04-17-2006, 07:44 PM
Djokovic is too arrogant!

Niunia
04-17-2006, 07:53 PM
Roger :kiss:

stebs
04-17-2006, 08:02 PM
Bolded comments come off as arrogant
They don't come off as arrogant in any way. He says he played badly and Djokovic played well. He then says Djokovic hit good shots, he then says he played badyl again. What in that is arrogant? :confused:

musefanatic
04-17-2006, 08:13 PM
Well done Roger! :) I was actually surprised that Djokovic had to qualify for this event but good on him taking Fed to 3 sets.

mangoes
04-17-2006, 08:25 PM
Bolded comments come off as arrogant

What's arrogant about those comments??

ezekiel
04-17-2006, 08:36 PM
They don't come off as arrogant in any way. He says he played badly and Djokovic played well. He then says Djokovic hit good shots, he then says he played badyl again. What in that is arrogant? :confused:


Haven't we heard that before? Rafa didn't beat me , I just played bad :rolleyes:
Because it was Novak who was commiting easy mistakes including 4 double faults one of which gifted him a break. Not to mention 3 unforced errors in the 3rd that gave rogers his only break of that set. Roger's faults were coming as Novak was putting pressure on him and forced him to play defensivelly ;)

ezekiel
04-17-2006, 08:37 PM
Ah yes, 11 BP compared with 2. Look beneath the scoreline and you will see Federer could've won 6-3 6-3.

those break points came in 3 games . It helps to watch the match actually :wavey:

NATAS81
04-17-2006, 08:43 PM
those break points came in 3 games . It helps to watch the match actually :wavey:
So what? He still kept Nole at bay on his own serve. That's just as important.

Washa Koroleva
04-17-2006, 09:17 PM
I really hoped for a wonder in this one but such's life.

MissMoJo
04-17-2006, 09:39 PM
Haven't we heard that before? Rafa didn't beat me , I just played bad :rolleyes:

No, but since you have, post where he did

KoOlMaNsEaN
04-17-2006, 09:45 PM
Nice fight Novak.

:bounce: Roger even though it wasn't great to say the least :p
Start beating everyone up!

nobama
04-17-2006, 09:50 PM
Haven't we heard that before? Rafa didn't beat me , I just played bad :rolleyes:
Because it was Novak who was commiting easy mistakes including 4 double faults one of which gifted him a break. Not to mention 3 unforced errors in the 3rd that gave rogers his only break of that set. Roger's faults were coming as Novak was putting pressure on him and forced him to play defensivelly ;)What do you want him to say? He gave Novak credit and admitted he was making errors. I'm not aware of many players that get into unforced vs forced errors in their press conferences. And as far as the Rafa comment, I seem to remember after that FO SF match Rafa (and some fans here) themselves saying Rafa didn't play his best.

NYCtennisfan
04-17-2006, 09:54 PM
1 and 2, huh Jess? I told you it would be a close one, really the only thing that lost Nole the match was his inexperience in the third set (3 UE in a row from 40-30 up on his serve right at the start basically decided the match). Tactically he outplayed Federer for large portions of the match and showed his full arsenal, which is considerable.

That's a bit hyperbolic Sjengster. Federer only faced two break points and he won a very healthy 60%+ on his second serves. Facing only two break points and winning 60%+ on your second serve is very, very good on clay, especially in your first on the surface for the year.

You can tell that he has done a lot good physical work as well as he has gotten much stronger in the upper-body. I would be very surprised if Novak is not in the top 25 by this time next year.

nobama
04-17-2006, 09:57 PM
They don't come off as arrogant in any way. He says he played badly and Djokovic played well. He then says Djokovic hit good shots, he then says he played badyl again. What in that is arrogant? :confused:I suppose Roger was supposed to say Novak's brilliant play caused him to make all those UE's. It had nothing to do with rust, not playing on the dirt for almost a year, but Novak forcing errors out of him. To an extent Novak's play most likely did "force" errors out of Roger. But I still don't see how Roger's comments are arrogant. I could maybe take issue with his DC comments, but not his comments about the match.

Novak thinks he could've won the match, but if I remember correctly in that third set almost all (if not all) of his service games he was taken to deuce. I'm not sure how many bp's Roger had in that set, but I seem to remember Roger having more service games where he held easily than Novak did.

Allez
04-17-2006, 10:17 PM
I love it when sad people dissect every word Roger says for traces of anything they can use against him . Everytime they just come off as sad sad fools coz Rogi is nothing if not pure class. Had anyone else said those comments no one would have even noticed. It's clear that Rogi is giving credit where its due whilst acknowledging what is plainly obvious, i.e that he's not at his best yet. Next...

Skyward
04-17-2006, 10:18 PM
What do you want him to say?

He should say that he played geniusly and the other guy was just better. :rolleyes:

almouchie
04-17-2006, 10:21 PM
no matter what
many cannt agree on federer
All I am interested in
is Novak Djokovic gave him a tough match
& shows he has what it takes to make further steps up
he is still very young 18 & already steady & confident
this match will help him in the future & boost his confidence

rofe
04-17-2006, 10:25 PM
He should say that he played geniusly and the other guy was just better. :rolleyes:

Yeah and when he says that, MTF posters think he is patronizing. :rolleyes:

Allez
04-17-2006, 10:27 PM
no matter what
many cannt agree on federer
All I am interested in
is Novak Djokovic gave him a tough match
& shows he has what it takes to make further steps up
he is still very young 18 & already steady & confident
this match will help him in the future & boost his confidence

Don't forget he was playing Roger on his worst surface... If he troubled Federer on grass aor hards courts like he did today then that would be something worth shouting about. I think Novak is definitely a player to watch, but I've always thought so, not just because of this performance. He's performed much better before.

almouchie
04-17-2006, 10:39 PM
these days anyone anywhere taking a set off federer
is something
players cannt seem to stay with him long enough to touble him
in any case a good match for Novak
had he lost 2 & 2 to roger noone would have thought much about it
as it is he played a good match
early in the rounds, player have a better chance to trouble federer than in latter stages when he hits form

savesthedizzle
04-17-2006, 10:52 PM
1 and 2, huh Jess? :p I told you it would be a close one, really the only thing that lost Nole the match was his inexperience in the third set (3 UE in a row from 40-30 up on his serve right at the start basically decided the match). Tactically he outplayed Federer for large portions of the match and showed his full arsenal, which is considerable.


:angel:

Everyone in GM always says how overhyped Novak is. I feel its my duty to reverse this tragic wrong.

Deivid23
04-17-2006, 11:03 PM
I think Novak is definitely a player to watch, but I've always thought so, not just because of this performance. He's performed much better before.

I was starting to think I was the only who thinks both players (not only Roger) played far from his best today :shrug:

ezekiel
04-17-2006, 11:22 PM
I suppose Roger was supposed to say Novak's brilliant play caused him to make all those UE's. It had nothing to do with rust, not playing on the dirt for almost a year, but Novak forcing errors out of him. To an extent Novak's play most likely did "force" errors out of Roger. But I still don't see how Roger's comments are arrogant. I could maybe take issue with his DC comments, but not his comments about the match.

Novak thinks he could've won the match, but if I remember correctly in that third set almost all (if not all) of his service games he was taken to deuce. I'm not sure how many bp's Roger had in that set, but I seem to remember Roger having more service games where he held easily than Novak did.

Let me correct myself, Roger's remarks were not that arrogant to be called as such but they were probably
too ignorant for his own good.

There are young players out there looking at him and they bring a new game and they are not burdened by the mental beatdowns he has delivered to his contemporary competition. The obvious choice is Nadal but I believe that Djokovic is another and a few others as well . Having said that, if he thinks that only he makes mistakes or that these players have no weapons to defeat him out there , well he may be just fooling himself and wasting precious time to adjust

ezekiel
04-17-2006, 11:26 PM
I was starting to think I was the only who thinks both players (not only Roger) played far from his best today :shrug:

well of course he didn't play great , he strugled in the qualies against Zimonjic who is doubles specialist. Let's not forgot that this is his first clay tourney as well

hablovah19
04-18-2006, 12:13 AM
congrats, Roger :woohoo:

mangoes
04-18-2006, 12:17 AM
I love it when sad people dissect every word Roger says for traces of anything they can use against him . Everytime they just come off as sad sad fools coz Rogi is nothing if not pure class. Had anyone else said those comments no one would have even noticed. It's clear that Rogi is giving credit where its due whilst acknowledging what is plainly obvious, i.e that he's not at his best yet. Next...


Exactly

ezekiel
04-18-2006, 12:25 AM
I love it when sad people dissect every word Roger says for traces of anything they can use against him . Everytime they just come off as sad sad fools coz Rogi is nothing if not pure class. Had anyone else said those comments no one would have even noticed. It's clear that Rogi is giving credit where its due whilst acknowledging what is plainly obvious, i.e that he's not at his best yet. Next...

I have to say that there is no need to acknowldge what's obvious otherwise it becomes excuse

jacobhiggins
04-18-2006, 12:29 AM
Let me correct myself, Roger's remarks were not that arrogant to be called as such but they were probably
too ignorant for his own good.

There are young players out there looking at him and they bring a new game and they are not burdened by the mental beatdowns he has delivered to his contemporary competition. The obvious choice is Nadal but I believe that Djokovic is another and a few others as well . Having said that, if he thinks that only he makes mistakes or that these players have no weapons to defeat him out there , well he may be just fooling himself and wasting precious time to adjust

Everything Federer said was true, he's number 1 for a reason, you should listen to him!

Corey Feldman
04-18-2006, 12:44 AM
"I was the guy making all the errors and he was not," Federer said. "He was playing a few good shots. I had a few sloppy points here and there. He made me doubt."


Bolded comments come off as arrogantShut up and get a grip you idiot,
if anything, it was Novak's last comment that was the arrogant statement...

"He's the one of the best players ever, and you know that before you go on court," Djokovic said. "But he's not an alien. I'm disappointed because I had a chance to win today. I had the match under control."

dimwit.

mangoes
04-18-2006, 01:10 AM
Let me correct myself, Roger's remarks were not that arrogant to be called as such but they were probably
too ignorant for his own good.

There are young players out there looking at him and they bring a new game and they are not burdened by the mental beatdowns he has delivered to his contemporary competition. The obvious choice is Nadal but I believe that Djokovic is another and a few others as well . Having said that, if he thinks that only he makes mistakes or that these players have no weapons to defeat him out there , well he may be just fooling himself and wasting precious time to adjust


Geeee........such heartfelt advice for Federer :rolleyes: Since I was in the monday oops........ thread and saw your posts, it is quite obvious that you wanted Novak to win..... No problem with that, but why be so sour and bitter after the match as to try and manipulate some words into a negative light???

If I wanted to put on my bitch hat, I can easily follow your path and make a case for the arrogance of some of Novak's statements in his interview............but, there's no need to be so petty........

savesthedizzle
04-18-2006, 01:26 AM
I don't see how any of Roger's remarks were arrogant at all... but that's just me. I personally have never been one to pick apart post-match interviews looking for things to criticize about players though :p

Deboogle!.
04-18-2006, 01:28 AM
I personally have never been one to pick apart post-match interviews looking for things to criticize about players though :pThat is not the MTF way!!!!!!! YOU SHOULD BE BANNED.

NYCtennisfan
04-18-2006, 01:32 AM
That is not the MTF way!!!!!!! YOU SHOULD BE BANNED.


Hehehe. Banned RIGHT NOW! :)

ezekiel
04-18-2006, 01:37 AM
I believe that Roger is generally respectful individual but he has grown too accustomed to stomping his current competition . These upcoming youngsters are very different and mentally fresh compared to his current/previous rivals.

mangoes
04-18-2006, 01:39 AM
That is not the MTF way!!!!!!! YOU SHOULD BE BANNED.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Corey Feldman
04-18-2006, 01:46 AM
I believe that Roger is generally respectful individual but he has grown too accustomed to stomping his current competition. These upcoming youngsters are very different and mentally fresh compared to his current/previous rivals.big deal..
they will also be getting stomped on by Fed for years to come, much to your pain.

revolution
04-18-2006, 01:51 AM
Someone who didn't follow tennis that much might have though he had beaten Jiri Novak looking at the title :lol:

But still Nole gave it a good go, and plenty to build on.

anserq
04-18-2006, 01:53 AM
Federer is the shiz

missbungle
04-18-2006, 02:30 AM
I don't think Federer's comments were arrogant either, and I'm hardly a fan of his. Actually, he said some really nice stuff about Djokovic in the rest of the interview.

Q. What was it like to get back on clay?

ROGER FEDERER: Well, it was all right. I mean, I've been on clay for a week now in practice, but obviously the match is different.

Mixed feelings, really. I thought I could have played much better. But then again, you know, I'm very happy to have come through in the end, you know, because he didn't make it easy for me in the second set. Really made me doubt there for a second.

But I had a good start in the third and sort of made me more relaxed. But I never really felt overall very good throughout the match, so I hope that's gonna come along in the next match.

Q. Djokovic is being talked about as one of the most promising young players in the world. Did he show you something today?

ROGER FEDERER: Well, I definitely think he's a good player, yeah. I mean, we're gonna play him again in Davis Cup so it's going to be interesting to see.

Yeah, I mean, he was all right from the baseline and everything. I think he's still got many areas where he can improve, so there is some potential, absolutely.

Billabong
04-18-2006, 02:35 AM
Rogi:yeah: Now up your level:bounce:!!!

robert6061
04-18-2006, 02:52 AM
This was just the sort of match Fed needed at the start of his clay court campaign.He hadn't played on the red stuff since Switzerland's relegation Davis Cup tie against Great Britain in Geneva last september and he needed a challenge at this early stage.Novak was just the perfect opponent and had the benefit of a couple of matches under his belt in qualifying. It was by no means the perfect match for Fed and the number of unforced errors from his forehand wing were staggering. By the conclusion of the match,however,he began to display some of his usual brand of irresistable tennis and it will be fascinating to see how he will fare against the clay court specialists in the coming rounds. It was also a shame that Novak had to draw Fed in the first round as he could well have done some damage in Monte Carlo.

Art&Soul
04-18-2006, 02:54 AM
ROGI, keep it up and beat everyone on your way :D

savesthedizzle
04-18-2006, 03:13 AM
That is not the MTF way!!!!!!! YOU SHOULD BE BANNED.


I also don't like Marat Safin! :eek:

BANISHED!!!

How did they ever approve my membership?!

ezekiel
04-18-2006, 03:18 AM
That is not the MTF way!!!!!!! YOU SHOULD BE BANNED.

I am just taking a break from wtahell :devil:

Deboogle!.
04-18-2006, 03:18 AM
I also don't like Marat Safin! :eek:

BANISHED!!!

How did they ever approve my membership?!I really do not know. OBVIOUSLY YOU SLIPPED THROUGH THE CRACKS. Damn, someone messed up that day.

savesthedizzle
04-18-2006, 03:22 AM
I really do not know. OBVIOUSLY YOU SLIPPED THROUGH THE CRACKS. Damn, someone messed up that day.


I know, wtf.

I don't even think Carlos Moya is sexy.

Amanda, gravity... you guys have made a serious mistake. Off with my head!

Sutti
04-18-2006, 04:26 AM
Well done Djoko!!!!:D
Good luck in the next tournament!!!

hanabishi
04-18-2006, 02:06 PM
This was taken from Roger's post-match conference. Did this strike anyone as a tad arrogant?

Q. You've had the chance to see Djokovic now. How well do you know the rest of the Serbian team?

ROGER FEDERER: Well, Zimonjic, I've known since quite a while. Tipsarevic, a little bit. I practiced with him one time in Doha and I've seen a couple of matches. Pashanski, I just saw a couple of rallies today for the first time.

Q. Do you think it is a team that can jeopardize your team?

ROGER FEDERER: Well, it depends if I play or not, doesn't it? Yeah, so we'll see (smiling).

OK, we all know that Switzerland winning IS dependent on whether or not Roger plays Davis Cup, right? But isn't it a bit disconcerting that Roger is saying so himself?

But then again, what he said might have just come off the wrong way. I mean, English isn't his first language.

Grofica
04-18-2006, 02:34 PM
At least Novak , once when he grow old he could tell his grandchildren how he played his first match ever against Federer and took him one set and than he played him again and won!!

bokehlicious
04-18-2006, 02:39 PM
At least Novak , once when he grow old he could tell his grandchildren how he played his first match ever against Federer and took him one set and than he played him again and won!!

Sure ! :lol: :p

Grofica
04-18-2006, 02:42 PM
;)

hitchhiker
04-18-2006, 02:42 PM
so many posts i thought there might be something worth reading in this thread. turns out its filled with donkeys analysing interviews

unless a tennis player tells the world cure for cancer who cares what they say. for every interview you read there are 10 identical ones.

Sjengster
04-18-2006, 07:43 PM
Someone who didn't follow tennis that much might have though he had beaten Jiri Novak looking at the title :lol:

But still Nole gave it a good go, and plenty to build on.

Someone who didn't follow tennis that much would have no idea who either Novak was. ;)

Sjengster
04-18-2006, 07:44 PM
so many posts i thought there might be something worth reading in this thread. turns out its filled with donkeys analysing interviews

unless a tennis player tells the world cure for cancer who cares what they say. for every interview you read there are 10 identical ones.

True. But check the stupid journalist questions thread for some original answers.