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Yesterday 05:46 AM
Re: Roger news and articles

Some recent pictures of Roger practicing in Dubai
Yesterday 04:05 AM
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Now you can play with Roger's balls.
11-13-2016 02:16 PM
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Congrat Roger!!!
11-13-2016 02:52 AM
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11-06-2016 01:56 AM
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Still 404, but perhaps this one?:
Roger Federer : "J'ai pris six mois de congés pour revenir pour plusieurs années"

Il me semble qu'il est vachement enrheumé.
11-05-2016 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by alypen View Post
I get a 404 error when I try that one
this is the direct link, hope it works

Roger Federer : "J'ai pris six mois de congés pour revenir pour plusieurs années"
11-05-2016 02:12 AM
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I get a 404 error when I try that one
11-03-2016 09:47 AM
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Thursday, November 3, 2016 - Roger is in Paris. This morning at the radio EUROPE 1

Video is here a great interview in French

11-02-2016 01:28 PM
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Federer meets Paris players

Basel - 1 November 2016

A big FC Basel fan, tennis star Roger Federer was at St. Jakob-Park on Tuesday to see the UEFA Champions League Matchday 4 game between his favourite team and Paris Saint-Germain (1-2).

After the game, the Swiss superstar came across some Paris players, like here with Thiago Silva, Marco Verratti, Lucas and Marquinhos.

10-27-2016 01:27 AM
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You can also access that L'Equipe article here:
10-26-2016 04:38 PM
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Originally Posted by TNX1.0E6TOPCA View Post
- training in Dubai: 15 Nov. - 28 Dec. 2016 (with Lucas Pouille from 21 Nov.)
- according Emmanuel Planque, Lucas Pouille's coach...
Thanks for quoting the article.

I must admit I love this part and had hoped they would practice together again.

Lucas Pouille is unfortunately the only young player, who'se style I enjoy, but currently he isn't good enough. I noticed Roger likes him quite a lot, expressly mentioned him when they asked him about young hopefuls this year in Halle (or Stuttgart?), even though Pouille had already lost. Otoh he doesn't seem too impressed with Coric.

So Lucas practicing with Roger is good news. He can learn a lot and improve, he seems ambitious and hard-working. Without Roger the tour needs exciting young players more than ever. It's so dull right now.
10-26-2016 03:10 PM
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thanks for share
10-26-2016 12:20 PM
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L'Equipe 25 Octobre 2016 in French (pdf p. 24-25) miss time to translate I summarize

- is working with fitness trainer Pierre Paganini and soon with coach Ivan Ljubicic and co-coach Severin Luthi
- checks tennis results everyday
- taking care of his knee at home in Valbella-Lenzerheid (Swiss Alps)
- training in Dubai: 15 Nov. - 28 Dec. 2016 (with Lucas Pouille from 21 Nov.)
- according Emmanuel Planque, Lucas Pouille's coach... Federer could play IPTL : Dubai 13-15 Dec. 2016 and Delhi 16-18 Dec. (private jet) not yet decided
- will lose ATP points: Basel (500) Paris-Bercy (90) London Masters Finals (1000)
- Schedule 2017: Hopman Cup Perth, AO, Dubai, Indian Wells
- knows that he will drop in the rankings but says he will get 'interesting draws'
- the first 6 months of 2017 will be significant, it does not matter if he plays bad, he just fears above all a new injury
- doesn't worry about his age because he has experience and getting old but still feeling young

605 Ko

613 Ko

10-25-2016 05:32 PM
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Interview with Credit Suisse, haven't seen it here. It's about his pre-match-preparation, quite interesting imho. I love how consistent he is when telling about his preparation. You almost never hear something unexpected, which makes me believe in the authenticity more.

Roger's Way: Prepping for a Big Day

Get the Body Ready

Training, but not too much. I train most intensely in December, when there are no tournaments. In the main season – which runs from January to November – I don't practice as rigorously, because I don't want to overdo it. I just want to keep the base I built in December. Forget the all-nighters, get your sleep.

During tournaments, if I can sleep eight hours a night, I am happy. If I feel tired, I aim to get more than that. I've never tried any 'sleep gimmicks' such as altitude tents, but I often black out the windows to keep the room super-dark. Of course that doesn't prevent being awakened by my children. They like to come into our room quite early.

Keep food consistent. A healthy diet is my norm, and tournament times are no different, except that I add more carbohydrates for extra energy. About two hours before a match, I eat a bowl of lightly-sauced pasta to fuel up. Sometime after playing I have another, to refuel for the next match. Traveling a lot, as I do, could complicate meals, but over the years I've found restaurants and hotels that meet my needs. My eating habits haven't changed over the years, and why not? They have worked well.

A 'Goldilocks' warm-up: neither too much nor too little. Three hours pre-match is when I hit balls for 30-45 minutes with a sparring partner. Then I shower, eat, and talk to my coaches. Shortly before going on court, I'll do some calisthenics and stretching in the locker room. I make sure not to do too much. The idea is to get in the mood and feel of performing, to loosen up, not to wear myself out. It's also important to warm down. After a match, back at the hotel, I do some stretching and take a massage from my physiotherapist.

Get the Mind Ready

Be prepared, not obsessed. Tennis is played on three surfaces (clay, grass, and hard floors), so two to three weeks ahead, I'll practice only on the upcoming tournament's surface. I also need to adjust to jet lag and local weather, but that doesn't take three weeks – one is enough. Mentally, I focus mainly on my game, my strategy, my tactics, less so on what my opponents will do.

My focus varies somewhat from tournament to tournament, depending on the court surface and conditions. Rituals and superstitions: whatever works. Many players have pre-match ceremonies or lucky charms or music to get them ready. I don't. I'm not superstitious, which I guess can be considered a superstition. I like listening to music, but not before a match.

Unlike a lot of players, I don't isolate myself. Before going on court, my team and I are together in the locker room, watching other matches (on TV), talking, and even playing a round or two of cards. Size up the opponent and the crowd. Unlike some sports, there is little 'trash talking' in tennis. In the locker room, players mostly joke around with each other.

On court, the spectators often take sides, and I am very lucky to get exceptional support at most matches throughout the year. An onside crowd really motivates me. I like being the favorite to win. That boosts my confidence, but I don't want to be overconfident. Because an underdog is 'expected' to lose, sometimes they just cut loose, swing freely, and are suddenly quite dangerous. Keep calm, and carry on.

Even when I'm behind, I try to stay relaxed. In a match, lots of things can change very quickly. I try not to give away free points and just to focus on my game plan. What's the worst that could happen? Over the years, my only mental change has been how I deal with losing. I used to get terribly upset, but now I've come to realize it is not the end of the world. I get over it quickly.

Equipment Check

You can never be over prepared. Racquets are tools of our trade. Tennis is played in 'best-of-three' matches that run about two hours, or 'best-of-five' that can go on for three or more. For the shorter ones, I'll bring seven racquets; for the longer ones I'll bring 12. Light on food and beverage. Depending on the heat, during a match I'll take some water or a 'sports' drink. If the match drags on, I might eat an energy bar. Easy does it. No secret weapons. My on-court bag is boring. Extra shirts, shorts, grips, racquets, shoes, my watch, stretch bands, pens, and wallet. Nothing crazy!

One minute to go, what's on your mind?

Play hard! Give my best!
10-23-2016 11:48 PM
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Thanks, Eden. Very similar to what's in the Tagesanzeiger: «Roger, einige spekulieren, 2017 werde zu Ihrem letzten Hurra» - News Sport: Tennis -
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