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Roger in shock after loss

Tennis Fool
06-11-2006, 04:48 PM
Anyone get that feeling when he spoke to Bud? He said Rafa took him out of his game and that he changed tactics from Rome because of the slower court.

Rafa, on the other hand, was the one who cried.

iloveupeterpan
06-11-2006, 05:30 PM
Nadal cried....
I get that
but I guess Rogi must be crying in his heart as well

LoveFifteen
06-11-2006, 05:31 PM
Nadal cried....
I get that
but I guess Rogi must be crying in his heart as well

Many tears never reach the eye.

Neverstopfightin
06-11-2006, 05:33 PM
Anyone get that feeling when he spoke to Bud? He said Rafa took him out of his game and that he changed tactics from Rome because of the slower court.

Rafa, on the other hand, was the one who cried.

When he wins Wimbledon again this year , he will cry . Grass :smoke: makes him more emotional, and Rod Laver too :p

gillian
06-11-2006, 05:35 PM
In the interview, he seemed disappointed with the way he played.

supersexynadal
06-11-2006, 05:52 PM
i was disappointed for the way both of them played esp roger. He should have taken advantage of teh fact that nadal was wa behind the baseline most of the tim, didnt play his best and didnt play the big points as well as he usually does.

NYCtennisfan
06-11-2006, 05:58 PM
In the interview, he seemed disappointed with the way he played.

Agree. His BH broke down after that 1-0 game int he 2nd set and then Nadal played really well and took a stranglehold of the match.

robinhood
06-11-2006, 08:54 PM
His performance today was shocking indeed.
I couldn't believe what I was seeing.
One UE after another for three sets.
And it seemed like he was in a coma and didn't know how to wake up.
Didn't even try hard to wake up, imo, even after he broke Nadal for 5-all in the fourth.
It was so strange.

DDrago2
06-11-2006, 09:09 PM
It wasn't at all strange to me, as I was clearly seeing what is happening
First set feeling: Raffa devastated, Federer wins is strait sets.
Second set feeling: Federer gives everything away buy dropping his serve from 40/0. This was a DISASTER. He never recovered.
Third set: he hanged in there waiting for a chance, but when it came at 0/40 on Nadal's serve he messes up again, so instead of seving out for the set he has nothing. This was too much to take. He lost the set, then continued to dully give some resistance to Raffa without any gameplan and enthusiasm. He was just hanging in there wondering if Raffa will maybe mess up, but he didn't

But he prooved again to everyone that he is the best. When he steppes up the gas, he leaves everyone on any surface in the cloud of dust

All so

Federerhingis
06-11-2006, 09:34 PM
His performance today was shocking indeed.
I couldn't believe what I was seeing.
One UE after another for three sets.
And it seemed like he was in a coma and didn't know how to wake up.
Didn't even try hard to wake up, imo, even after he broke Nadal for 5-all in the fourth.
It was so strange.

I knew that was coming all along. I saved my self from such a pitiful sight. I only tuned in during the 4th set when he was 3-5 down and then watched a bit of the 4-5 game in the fourth. Hopefully he'l rebound from this during this grass court season.

thrust
06-11-2006, 09:35 PM
Rafa had tears of joy when the Spanish Anthem was playing. If Roger cried, it would have been out of frustration. I would love to see Rafa win Wimbledon! Anything is possible?

connectolove
06-11-2006, 10:01 PM
After the first set Rafa recovered and as Fed said it. Fed tried everything but Nadal was too good. Now we have to wait for other surfaces and I hope that Rafa will improve on time to give us more of these great shows.

ChloeLove
06-11-2006, 10:13 PM
Tears of joy from Nadal, I thought it was very sweet to see Nadal all emotional and crying.

I think Roger was very sad, but players don't cry as often when they lose a grand slam vs. when they win it, at least in public. Roger was obviously dissapointed by his performance. He let Nadal control the match, it was all Nadal from the 2nd set up to the winning point. Roger had a spur in the last few sets, but it wasn't enough.

Bibberz
06-11-2006, 11:28 PM
Rafa had tears of joy when the Spanish Anthem was playing. If Roger cried, it would have been out of frustration. I would love to see Rafa win Wimbledon! Anything is possible?
Never mind that Nadal does not yet have the game for Wimbledon--I don't think he has the confidence to win it anytime soon. I'm pulling for Roddick this year just because he's been so close...not that Roddick has a bunch of confidence either....

Corey Feldman
06-11-2006, 11:34 PM
he was sad probably, not only at losing to Nadal in his 1st RG final...
but who knows when another chance like this will ever happen again - to win RG and have held all at once, the slam...
maybe never. :shrug:

star
06-12-2006, 12:12 AM
One can hope. :)

star
06-12-2006, 12:14 AM
His performance today was shocking indeed.
I couldn't believe what I was seeing.
One UE after another for three sets.
And it seemed like he was in a coma and didn't know how to wake up.
Didn't even try hard to wake up, imo, even after he broke Nadal for 5-all in the fourth.
It was so strange.

So, basically you are saying Roger didn't even try to win the match?

MissMoJo
06-12-2006, 01:43 AM
He played badly, and lost what many dubbed 'the match of his career'. Understandably, he was very disappointed and maybe shocked at how the match played out, but probably not at the result

Lady Natalia
06-12-2006, 02:06 AM
His performance today was shocking indeed.
I couldn't believe what I was seeing.
One UE after another for three sets.
And it seemed like he was in a coma and didn't know how to wake up.
Didn't even try hard to wake up, imo, even after he broke Nadal for 5-all in the fourth.
It was so strange.

You are absolutely correct. The first game was odd, but he held and moved on. The first set was as perfect as can be on clay. I had predicted that Rafa would face the Roger that Llyeton played in 04 USO. And the first set began to look like it; even so 6-1, perfect. But then it all went to hell. Our Rogi had so much time to line up so many of those backhands that he sprayed. He abandoned the slice backhand. I was in utter amazement. Even so, he still had chances and then out of no-where the "Roger Federer from 2001" would show up with an UE. After winning that first set so dominately, he had history in his hands. Roland Garros was his. Yes, I know he was playing Rafa. And Rafa is the best on clay, but Roger is the best in tennis and the smartest in tennis.

I hate to say this, but Sampras never won Roland Garros because he really could not play on the surface. There were to many specialist that could get the better of him. A bit like Andy's situation. That's why he lost or never reached the finals. BUT Roger can play on clay, he put aggressively placed himself in the position to win RG and every other major clay court tournament. Roger's lost is mental.

Though it is his first Roland Garros final, it is a step backwards- because Roger never needed a first time to win any of his other Grand Slam finals. All that said, Roger will not suffer the fate of Connors, Sampras, Ashe, McEnroe... he will complete the career GS. Remember Agassi! But DAMN so close.

ys
06-12-2006, 02:48 AM
Really pathetic efort from Roger.. I seriously expected him to at least have some gameplan. Not just another backhand-spraying session.

R.Federer
06-12-2006, 04:00 AM
I agree he was in shock after the loss (also, possibly during the match!). I am so devastated for poor Roge, gosh I can't imagine how he must feel tonight. And to top it off, all this stuff about Mirka.... I hope they're still together and all is well. Anyway he lost to by far the better player.

star
06-12-2006, 04:15 AM
Roger must be in shock if he's comparing himself to Roddick!

I mean, my feeling tells me about his game, he will always bring a certain level of play, same as Lleyton, you know. But he never really goes out of total extremes, you know, where you have absolutely no chance. Where with me and maybe other players like Safin, Roddick, it's different. We can play a much higher level.

DDrago2
06-12-2006, 04:23 AM
Federer likes Safin and Roddick, and also enjoys playing with them, he often said that. Buy bracketing himself with them, and against Nadal and Hewitt, he may well indicate that he feels antypathy for Raffa and Lleyton

star
06-12-2006, 04:32 AM
Look.... saying that you can play at a much higher level than someone else isn't exactly giving that person a compliment.

Also, Roddick has been stinking up the place lately, so I hardly think picking him as someone who can play at a much higher level is accurate. Besides... that "lower level" player pretty much routinely kicks Roddick's butt..... But therein the comparison must lie.. Hewitt is to Roddick as Nadal is to Federer.

:hatoff: Thanks for helping me under stand that one. :)

Bibberz
06-12-2006, 05:39 AM
I agree he was in shock after the loss (also, possibly during the match!). I am so devastated for poor Roge, gosh I can't imagine how he must feel tonight. And to top it off, all this stuff about Mirka.... I hope they're still together and all is well. Anyway he lost to by far the better player.
I'm sure we were watching different feeds, so I was wondering if you could tell me how Roger's mannerisms/actions suggested he was in shock. I remember seeing him immediately after the MC loss as he was putting away his racket, though, and he looked genuinely mad and disappointed.

jenanun
06-12-2006, 05:53 AM
if there is no nadal, federer has the GS already (last year he may have won the RG), and can try for a calander slam this year...

if there is no federer, nadal is the youngest world no.1 ever

its.like.that
06-12-2006, 06:52 AM
Anyone get that feeling when he spoke to Bud? He said Rafa took him out of his game and that he changed tactics from Rome because of the slower court.

Rafa, on the other hand, was the one who cried.

You are a complete moron.

kronus12
06-12-2006, 07:59 AM
well roger look upset to me in the post match interviews but he was generous in giving alot of credit to nadal who didn't break down after the first set but refocus is effort for the next set. I love both players they are my favorite also roddick yeah yeah i know but i just love the guy he's funny.
Rafa is a great in my book with the streak and 2 gslam to his name he's the man but i don't think he has a chance on grass his game is not made for that.
His only other slam he could win would has to be the aussie open because of the rebound court they have. But wimbledon and usopen might be just to far for him. Never know he's still a young man he might be able to adapt we will see.

congrats on rafa win and also rog for making the final.
Two best clay courters in the world.

FSRteam
06-12-2006, 10:10 AM
I agree he was in shock after the loss (also, possibly during the match!). I am so devastated for poor Roge, gosh I can't imagine how he must feel tonight. And to top it off, all this stuff about Mirka.... I hope they're still together and all is well. Anyway he lost to by far the better player.

What is this stuff about mirka??? :confused:

yanchr
06-12-2006, 10:26 AM
he was sad probably, not only at losing to Nadal in his 1st RG final...
but who knows when another chance like this will ever happen again - to win RG and have held all at once, the slam...
maybe never. :shrug:
I think it is exactly that thought which was eating Roger. He had everything to lose in this one match. He was expecting himself to hold all the four Grand Slams. Maybe the best chance for him to win RG is when he has nothing to lose, coming to court just to play the match, thinking of nothing...

Tom_Bombadil
06-12-2006, 10:29 AM
I've just realized biased Fed fans catalogue the games he lost as oddities, and the games he won as the normal thing. :D So the 6-1 on the first set was the normal thing. Nadal was doing his best tennis but got totally overcome by Roger's totally great tennis skills. But the rest of the match just a nightmare, an oddity, an anomaly. :)

Deivid23
06-12-2006, 10:46 AM
I've just realized biased Fed fans catalogue the games he lost as oddities, and the games he won as the normal thing. :D So the 6-1 on the first set was the normal thing. Nadal was doing his best tennis but got totally overcome by Roger's totally great tennis skills. But the rest of the match just a nightmare, an oddity, an anomaly. :)

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