madrid - Page 12 - MensTennisForums.com

MensTennisForums.com

MenstennisForums.com is the premier Men's Tennis forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.Please Register - It's Free!

Reply

Old 10-18-2007, 04:59 PM   #166
country flag ryder66
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 198
ryder66 has a reputation beyond reputeryder66 has a reputation beyond reputeryder66 has a reputation beyond reputeryder66 has a reputation beyond reputeryder66 has a reputation beyond reputeryder66 has a reputation beyond reputeryder66 has a reputation beyond reputeryder66 has a reputation beyond reputeryder66 has a reputation beyond reputeryder66 has a reputation beyond reputeryder66 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: madrid

Great job!
ryder66 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 

Old 10-18-2007, 05:14 PM   #167
country flag Xristos
Registered User
 
Xristos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Age: 27
Posts: 12,647
Xristos has a reputation beyond reputeXristos has a reputation beyond reputeXristos has a reputation beyond reputeXristos has a reputation beyond reputeXristos has a reputation beyond reputeXristos has a reputation beyond reputeXristos has a reputation beyond reputeXristos has a reputation beyond reputeXristos has a reputation beyond reputeXristos has a reputation beyond reputeXristos has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: madrid

Amazing play by Roger.
__________________
Pick-A-Winner (PAW) #33 2014 Gerry Weber Open WINNER
Xristos is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2007, 06:08 PM   #168
country flag rofe
Registered User
 
rofe's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 6,783
rofe has a reputation beyond reputerofe has a reputation beyond reputerofe has a reputation beyond reputerofe has a reputation beyond reputerofe has a reputation beyond reputerofe has a reputation beyond reputerofe has a reputation beyond reputerofe has a reputation beyond reputerofe has a reputation beyond reputerofe has a reputation beyond reputerofe has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: madrid

Quote:
Originally Posted by NYCtennisfan View Post
The court is a lot slower in Miami so it's easier to do what Canas did there and on top of that, Federer's FH was not nearly as penetrating or precise.
Canas was doing that in IW too. Another thing is that Fed was able to read Canas' serve a lot better today than he did in IW or Miami. That made the difference as well.
rofe is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2007, 06:42 PM   #169
country flag nobama
287 Baby!
 
nobama's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Jony Ive's design cave
Posts: 19,807
nobama has a reputation beyond reputenobama has a reputation beyond reputenobama has a reputation beyond reputenobama has a reputation beyond reputenobama has a reputation beyond reputenobama has a reputation beyond reputenobama has a reputation beyond reputenobama has a reputation beyond reputenobama has a reputation beyond reputenobama has a reputation beyond reputenobama has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: madrid

Someone on Roger's website posted this tidbit about his on-court interview after the Ginepri match:

Quote:
However, yesterday he just really asked Roger how he was feeling to be back on court and Roger said he felt he had played well altho he could have played better and that he enjoyed being back in Madrid and hoped to do well again this year... Then they had a bit of a giggle because apparently the night before Roger+Mirka, Tommy Haas+girlfriend and Carlos Moya were all having dinner at a very famous restaurant in Madrid (Casa Lucio) then Alex arrived and Roger couldn't get over the fact that at 9pm there was absolutely NOBODY THERE!!! He said that in Switzerland or US it would normally have been full at that time... so they pulled his leg about eating early and getting enough sleep when here in Spain people eat late and enjoy themselves until late into the night... But Roger was very happy because he'd managed to get Carlos Moya to pay the bill for dinner - I think there's a joke amongst the players about Carlos (not) paying for things!!! And that was all really.
__________________




Thank you Nick for taking out the trash at Wimbledon!
nobama is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2007, 07:24 PM   #170
country flag neenah
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 5,180
neenah has a reputation beyond reputeneenah has a reputation beyond reputeneenah has a reputation beyond reputeneenah has a reputation beyond reputeneenah has a reputation beyond reputeneenah has a reputation beyond reputeneenah has a reputation beyond reputeneenah has a reputation beyond reputeneenah has a reputation beyond reputeneenah has a reputation beyond reputeneenah has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: madrid

I had a feeling something like this would happen, considering Roger's form in the spring compared to now, and Cañas's form in the spring compared to now.
neenah is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2007, 07:48 PM   #171
country flag RonE
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Age: 34
Posts: 9,170
RonE has a reputation beyond reputeRonE has a reputation beyond reputeRonE has a reputation beyond reputeRonE has a reputation beyond reputeRonE has a reputation beyond reputeRonE has a reputation beyond reputeRonE has a reputation beyond reputeRonE has a reputation beyond reputeRonE has a reputation beyond reputeRonE has a reputation beyond reputeRonE has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: madrid

Nice one, Rog

Canas is so overrated.
RonE is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2007, 08:13 PM   #172
country flag holagirl56
Registered User
 
holagirl56's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,452
holagirl56 has a reputation beyond reputeholagirl56 has a reputation beyond reputeholagirl56 has a reputation beyond reputeholagirl56 has a reputation beyond reputeholagirl56 has a reputation beyond reputeholagirl56 has a reputation beyond reputeholagirl56 has a reputation beyond reputeholagirl56 has a reputation beyond reputeholagirl56 has a reputation beyond reputeholagirl56 has a reputation beyond reputeholagirl56 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: madrid

Treated.
holagirl56 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2007, 10:06 PM   #173
country flag Marek.
................
 
Marek.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Somewhere that's too hot
Posts: 5,237
Marek. has a reputation beyond reputeMarek. has a reputation beyond reputeMarek. has a reputation beyond reputeMarek. has a reputation beyond reputeMarek. has a reputation beyond reputeMarek. has a reputation beyond reputeMarek. has a reputation beyond reputeMarek. has a reputation beyond reputeMarek. has a reputation beyond reputeMarek. has a reputation beyond reputeMarek. has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: madrid

Roger's only dropped serve once in his past seven matches in Madrid. No sets lost during that span either.
Marek. is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2007, 10:07 PM   #174
country flag elessar
Fly away little pigeon
 
elessar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: not on vacation
Posts: 20,460
elessar has a reputation beyond reputeelessar has a reputation beyond reputeelessar has a reputation beyond reputeelessar has a reputation beyond reputeelessar has a reputation beyond reputeelessar has a reputation beyond reputeelessar has a reputation beyond reputeelessar has a reputation beyond reputeelessar has a reputation beyond reputeelessar has a reputation beyond reputeelessar has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: madrid

I know it's petty but damn that bagel tasted so sweet
On a more serious note I think Roger's back to being Roger not just because of the great play but the mental side :
-he's been extremly solid lately serving as clutch as ever
-playing the big points as well as anyone else in the game
-Going on ninja mode against player that have dared to beat him
elessar is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2007, 10:09 PM   #175
country flag elessar
Fly away little pigeon
 
elessar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: not on vacation
Posts: 20,460
elessar has a reputation beyond reputeelessar has a reputation beyond reputeelessar has a reputation beyond reputeelessar has a reputation beyond reputeelessar has a reputation beyond reputeelessar has a reputation beyond reputeelessar has a reputation beyond reputeelessar has a reputation beyond reputeelessar has a reputation beyond reputeelessar has a reputation beyond reputeelessar has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: madrid

Quote:
Originally Posted by Marek P. View Post
Roger's only dropped serve once in his past seven matches in Madrid. No sets lost during that span either.
That says a lot about how comfortable he feels playing on that surface, I mean I love the guy but no mental walkabouts in 7 matchs has to be a record for him
elessar is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2007, 10:13 PM   #176
country flag Minnie
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,142
Minnie has a reputation beyond reputeMinnie has a reputation beyond reputeMinnie has a reputation beyond reputeMinnie has a reputation beyond reputeMinnie has a reputation beyond reputeMinnie has a reputation beyond reputeMinnie has a reputation beyond reputeMinnie has a reputation beyond reputeMinnie has a reputation beyond reputeMinnie has a reputation beyond reputeMinnie has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: madrid

I have yet to see this match but when I eventually put the livescores on in the office, must admit I was a bit shocked to see the scoreline of 6-0 5-3. A savage revenge - no wonder the ATP headline is "Roger's Wrath"!
Minnie is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2007, 10:16 PM   #177
country flag Marek.
................
 
Marek.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Somewhere that's too hot
Posts: 5,237
Marek. has a reputation beyond reputeMarek. has a reputation beyond reputeMarek. has a reputation beyond reputeMarek. has a reputation beyond reputeMarek. has a reputation beyond reputeMarek. has a reputation beyond reputeMarek. has a reputation beyond reputeMarek. has a reputation beyond reputeMarek. has a reputation beyond reputeMarek. has a reputation beyond reputeMarek. has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: madrid

Quote:
Originally Posted by elessar View Post
That says a lot about how comfortable he feels playing on that surface, I mean I love the guy but no mental walkabouts in 7 matchs has to be a record for him
I was thinking the same thing.

On another note, it appears like the next opponent will be FLo. That could be a crazy match if he plays as well as he did at the USO.
Marek. is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2007, 10:18 PM   #178
country flag World Beater
Registered User
 
World Beater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 4,922
World Beater has a reputation beyond reputeWorld Beater has a reputation beyond reputeWorld Beater has a reputation beyond reputeWorld Beater has a reputation beyond reputeWorld Beater has a reputation beyond reputeWorld Beater has a reputation beyond reputeWorld Beater has a reputation beyond reputeWorld Beater has a reputation beyond reputeWorld Beater has a reputation beyond reputeWorld Beater has a reputation beyond reputeWorld Beater has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: madrid

Quote:
Originally Posted by ExpectedWinner View Post
It looked similar to the beatdowns Hewitt used to get whenever he referred (in pre match interviews) to his DC comeback from 2 sets down against Fed.
i loved that. Hewitt always used to bring it up pre-match and derive confidence from that match. Always got smashed right after.

Anyways, this shows imo what happens when federer plays without outside interference. No wind, sun etc. The conditions stay relatively constant and fed gets in a groove and decimates other players.

When federer plays outside in conditions that can be variable, he tends to be conservative in his play. Think to cincy and usopen where he was passive and wasnt feeling the conditions too well.

right now, federer is far and away the best indoors, and his level indicates that he could be among the best of all time indoors if he plays like this.
__________________
There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it's only a hundred billion. It's less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers.

-Richard Feynman

World Beater is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2007, 10:28 PM   #179
country flag didadida
Registered User
 
didadida's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Geneva
Posts: 5,185
didadida has a reputation beyond reputedidadida has a reputation beyond reputedidadida has a reputation beyond reputedidadida has a reputation beyond reputedidadida has a reputation beyond reputedidadida has a reputation beyond reputedidadida has a reputation beyond reputedidadida has a reputation beyond reputedidadida has a reputation beyond reputedidadida has a reputation beyond reputedidadida has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: madrid

very good performace rogiiii
i really enjoy this win,waited so long for that
so happy for him
this is our king
__________________
ROGER FEDERER

the recipe is simple yet but extremely rare:buckets of athletic ability coupled with gallons of mental tenacity are the core ingredients that produce a Tiger Woods,a Michael Jordan...a Roger Federer


roger is the best
didadida is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2007, 11:49 PM   #180
country flag NYCtennisfan
Fed Fo Mod
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: On vacation...
Age: 43
Posts: 11,201
NYCtennisfan has a reputation beyond reputeNYCtennisfan has a reputation beyond reputeNYCtennisfan has a reputation beyond reputeNYCtennisfan has a reputation beyond reputeNYCtennisfan has a reputation beyond reputeNYCtennisfan has a reputation beyond reputeNYCtennisfan has a reputation beyond reputeNYCtennisfan has a reputation beyond reputeNYCtennisfan has a reputation beyond reputeNYCtennisfan has a reputation beyond reputeNYCtennisfan has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: madrid

As I mentioned before, the surface is perfect for Fed. He can attack, he can stay back, he can play defense, he can try to serve big, and most importantly, the bounce and speed is perfect for his BH.
NYCtennisfan is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Copyright (C) Verticalscope Inc
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBCredits v1.4 Copyright ©2007, PixelFX Studios