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Roger set for History in Miami???

CmonAussie
03-22-2004, 02:49 PM
:p :wavey: :angel: :rolleyes: :cool: :worship:
Thinking about the "14 Big Tournaments"= 4-GS, 9-TMS(formerly Super-9) and 1-TMC(formerly World Championship, Masters, Grand Slam Cup...etc.)!
-->> Federer has just won the last 3-Big Tournaments in a row: TMC, AO, IW... so according to my calculations he's on the cusp of History if he wins in Miami too because that would make it 4 on the trot!!!
* Last year Roddick also won 3-in-a-row(Montreal, Cincinati, USO) & in 2001 Agassi managed a hat-trick as well(AO, IW, Miami)~~ but as far as I can remember nobody has managed to do 4 without defeat(correct me if I'm wrong?)!

Of course we're only talking about History since 1990 because that's when the Super-9(now TMS) tournaments & ranking status were formed by the ATP.

# Fedex's lead atop the 04 Champions Race is now so large that he may decide to take it easy in Miami to rest sufficiently for the Clay Cout Season & the all important RG! However winning & be No.1 in the World can be addictive, especially with Roger's talent it wouldn't be any surprise to see him as Miami TMS champion as well~~ 04 could shape up as one of the truly dominant years for Roger, just as Sampras achieved in 94 with 10titles & 2-Slams.

:wavey: :rolleyes: :confused: :eek: Well what do you think guys; will Samurai Fedex manage a 4th Biggie in succession???

Deboogle!.
03-22-2004, 03:09 PM
umm maybe, who knows!?

What kind of shape is Roger in, with the hot weather conditions he's been playing in since Dubai, is there any risk of him getting tired? That seems to pretty much be the only way he's gonna lose lmao

CmonAussie
03-22-2004, 03:27 PM
According to Roger's post-match interview he thinks there's enough time to prepare for Miami as his 1st match won't be until next weekend anyway...
*About the Heat Factor: Roger said he doesn't mind the heat like IW because if you keep moving there was atleast some breeze(only if you stand still does the sun sting). However he mentioned that humidity is far worse than heat from the sun, & since Miami is quite a humid climate then perhaps he will feel more exhausted to execute his game there.
#However Federer made the final in Miami in 02, only to lose a tough 4-setter to Agassi-->> so the humidity didn't seem to affect him then & no reason to think it will this time either with his confidence at an all-time high!

oxy
03-22-2004, 03:37 PM
i think he is able to win miami...considering he has beaten his nemesis finally in a big event at the right time....i can't see anyone giving him much trouble with the form he is in now...he would only lose early if his physical conditions is poor...otherwise he should be able to do well n win!!!

Deboogle!.
03-22-2004, 03:42 PM
Well, I can see other instances where Roger (or any other top player) could lose unexpectedly. You never know when you'll run into a young kid playing with nothing to lose (think Ferrero and Guccione) who just throws you so off-guard they pull out a win. And sometimes you just wake up and have a really bad day and that translates to performance on the court, who knows?

Sure, humid heat is far far worse than dry desert heat. It makes it hard to breathe sometimes!

faboozadoo15
03-22-2004, 10:09 PM
i certainly hope so... but i dont want to expect so much all the time. indian wells was the huge hurdle-- he can definitely afford an off week, and maybe someone will just outplay him one day-- hard to imagine as long as roger plays well, but it can ALWAYS happen.

J. Corwin
03-22-2004, 10:34 PM
I don't know if that's the record (4 in a row) but Roger can definitely do it.

MisterQ
03-22-2004, 10:38 PM
Does it count if you didn't play one of the tournaments? Sampras in 1994 won Australian Open, Indian Wells, Miami, Rome. But of course Monte Carlo was in the middle, which he skipped. (He also the final of the Singles Championship in 1993, so it was almost five in a row).

Agassi was only one match away from 4-in-a-row since he finished Runner-up to Kuerten in 2000 Masters Cup final.

LCeh
03-22-2004, 10:43 PM
I think, and I hope Roger can do it. He definitely has the ability and desire to take it. He has 1 week of rest, which is enough for him to recover. He is confident, and he is fit. Even though we should always expect the unexpected (which btw, doesn't make any sense ;)), but I don't see why he can't win Miami.

azza
03-22-2004, 10:45 PM
GOD i hope he loses 2nd round

Kiara
03-22-2004, 10:57 PM
GOD i hope he loses 2nd round

yeah Davydenko will take him out fer sure :rolleyes:

LCeh
03-22-2004, 10:58 PM
GOD i hope he loses 2nd round

Someone is very, VERY bitter.... ;)

Chloe le Bopper
03-22-2004, 11:23 PM
Someone is very, VERY bitter.... ;)
Or just very very bored.

I hope he loses in the third round, but only because he might play somebody I like (as long as either Escude or Nadal comes through there). But I've accepted that it's highly unlikely ;)

Billabong
03-22-2004, 11:31 PM
Rogi is great:D!!!

Action Jackson
03-23-2004, 06:12 AM
He shouldn't bother training too much, just use the time practicing his doubles with Allegro and maybe win a match as well. It's not as if they don't need them to be firing when they are playing Davis Cup.

Leo
03-23-2004, 06:13 AM
I wonder if he'll ever snag himself a coach? He really doesn't need one - although maybe to help him with winning clay matches.

Action Jackson
03-23-2004, 06:15 AM
He doesn't need a coach right now, when he needs one it won't be a problem for him Leo.

Pea
03-23-2004, 06:56 AM
I hope he at least skips the doubles.:rolleyes:;)

WyveN
03-23-2004, 07:08 AM
I wonder if he'll ever snag himself a coach? He really doesn't need one - although maybe to help him with winning clay matches.

I think he needs one to improve his serve-volley game. Paul Annacone would be good.

rogicomel
03-23-2004, 09:00 AM
It will be nic to see him wins back-to-back Masters Series. I think the more he wins, the hungrier he will be. And he said he enjoys staying on top and will try to stay there as long as possible.

Go for it Rogi! U can do it!

swellde
03-23-2004, 09:41 AM
As for Federer having no coach, I feel the need to point out that since Wimbledon 2001 when the comparisons started between Federer and Sampras; Sampras said in '95 that the only thing he wanted his coach to do, was to check his ball toss. Not that Roger wouldn't benefit from a good coach, or that a coach like Gullikson wasn't extraordinary, I just think that for certain players like Sampras and Federer, a coach, or lack of a coach, is less important than it is for some players.

Action Jackson
03-23-2004, 09:50 AM
As for Federer having no coach, I feel the need to point out that since Wimbledon 2001 when the comparisons started between Federer and Sampras; Sampras said in '95 that the only thing he wanted his coach to do, was to check his ball toss. Not that Roger wouldn't benefit from a good coach, or that a coach like Gullikson wasn't extraordinary, I just think that for certain players like Sampras and Federer, a coach, or lack of a coach, is less important than it is for some players.

When will people be original and stop comparing to Federer to Sampras? They are not clones and it's just lazy from the media and many fans alike, they have a few things in common and many differences which many people don't point out.

As I said earlier he doesn't have the need for a coach at the moment, when he does he will find one.

swellde
03-23-2004, 09:56 AM
George, my point I was trying to make was that I agree Federer does not need a coach for the time being. The only reason I brought up Sampras was to try to show that a coach is not essential for a world number 1.

Action Jackson
03-23-2004, 10:15 AM
If it wasn't so non essential then why did Sampras have one then? Yes, Federer is doing well now, it was because of the groundwork of Peter Carter and Peter Lundgren laid for him, and then he has taken it from there.

It depends on the player.

swellde
03-23-2004, 10:31 AM
I'm confused, when I first posted on the issue of Federer not having a coach, I thought I was saying that not every player requires a coach to perfect his game. Just as Sampras didn't rely on a coach to construct his game, I was trying to say that it's no big deal Federer doesn't have a coach as of now. That's all I was going for.

Action Jackson
03-23-2004, 11:03 AM
Of course swellde one main difference between your analogy between Federer and Sampras, that has already been proven incorrect.

Federer already at this age is a much better tactician than Sampras ever was. In that context that is where a coach is useful, well a good one anyway.

Domino
03-23-2004, 01:23 PM
If/Whenever he gets beaten badly a couple of times, he will call someone up. I personally think for the clay swing that he should call up Jose Higueras.

Dirk
03-24-2004, 07:45 AM
Wyvern Roger said on his site and in Wells that he is working on his serve and volley game, that is his big game goal. I do think Roger should find a great clay courter coach for the clay season. If he does great at Carlo then I might back off of that. Ditto Domino.

Frooty_Bazooty
03-24-2004, 07:55 AM
George, you are far too cynical. I thought swellde made a good point

Dirk
03-24-2004, 08:08 AM
Yeah George ease up she was just comparing their coaching situations if you are pissed about the Pete comparisions go visit SI. The columnist brought it up again.

swellde
03-24-2004, 08:16 AM
Yeah, I wasn't trying to make any kind of comparison between Sampras and Federer concerning their skills. On a side note, shit, I need to change my username. I never really thought about whether swellde sounded masculine or feminine. My first name is Scott and I just went with S, and then my last name, Wellde. Saying it aloud now though, it does sound like it could be either or.

J. Corwin
03-24-2004, 08:26 AM
It's just a message board...does it really matter that much? ;)

You can PM the admins though of course.

swellde
03-24-2004, 08:30 AM
lol. That's ok, it just struck me as funny, especially realizing my sister could have the same nick.

WyveN
03-24-2004, 10:56 AM
Wyvern Roger said on his site and in Wells that he is working on his serve and volley game, that is his big game goal. I do think Roger should find a great clay courter coach for the clay season.

It is far to early to start getting specialist clay coaches, if in the next 2-3 years his clay results are poor relative to other surfaces then he might think about getting a specialist coach.
Roger has sort of indicated in IW interviews that a second Wimbledon is one of the the major goals of the year.

Dirk
03-24-2004, 11:07 AM
Yeah it is more important to him than winning RG, but I am sure he will do his best at every event. I would love to see him defend his wimbly title.