~-* MS 1000 Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open *-~ Rog in the Desert! QF loss vs Rafa - Page 30 - 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 03-14-2013, 06:48 PM   #436
country flag mlrf11
Registered User
 
mlrf11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: That soft pink cloud where "my avatar" sent me. ♡ ♡ ♡
Posts: 1,076
mlrf11 has a reputation beyond reputemlrf11 has a reputation beyond reputemlrf11 has a reputation beyond reputemlrf11 has a reputation beyond reputemlrf11 has a reputation beyond reputemlrf11 has a reputation beyond reputemlrf11 has a reputation beyond reputemlrf11 has a reputation beyond reputemlrf11 has a reputation beyond reputemlrf11 has a reputation beyond reputemlrf11 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: ~-* MS 1000 Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open *-~ Rog in the Desert! R4 vs Wawrink

Quote:
Originally Posted by Walto69 View Post
@mlrf11 I don't think he was in serious pain , he was serving mid 120's so his back wasn't that severe , I thought his movement early on was worrying but as the match went on he improved ,
Yes - I thought the same while the match was going on and as I wrote, in the 3rd set Roger seemed moving well when hitting anh his face was no painful

Quote:
Originally Posted by Walto69 View Post
as for Nadal his improving but he is still hitting a lot of UF's of his FH and giving cheap points away , I think when he was up a break in set 2 or 3 facing a break point he had a short FH shot and went TERRIBLY weak into the net kind of how he missed the FH that gave Roger MP last year in the semis and Indian Wells , and his BH is a weakness , serving has been good so if Roger can keep the UF errors down and attack Nadal he should win attacking a vulnerable Nadal is key we all saw what Rosol did,
So I agree but if Roger feels well he is able to rise his level of shots and consistency, especially in great matches like this with Nadal (more in the beginning and if he keeps and noting makes him lose confidence) where many things could be changed. Nadal now is more aggressive and plays closer to the baseline but is making more UEs and maybe a flatter ball to Roger is better because now it seams Nadal 's not giving so much topspin. But it seems Nadal's BH has improved a lot

First of all I hope Roger is well and after what has to happen is going to happen. I accept it.
__________________
17 7 ⓇⒻ = Ⓣⓗⓔ ⓉⒺⓃⓃⒾⓈ #1 302

♡ ☼ ❤ ⓇⓄⒼⒺⓇ ❤ ☼ ♡
覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧
* Haas * Dimitrov * Tsonga * Wawrinka *
The "Who plays tennis?" thread
mlrf11 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 

Old 03-14-2013, 07:16 PM   #437
country flag Fed_Ds
Registered User
 
Fed_Ds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 7,334
Fed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: ~-* MS 1000 Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open *-~ Rog in the Desert! R4 vs Wawrink

Go Roger
Fed_Ds is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 07:19 PM   #438
country flag Fed_Ds
Registered User
 
Fed_Ds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 7,334
Fed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: ~-* MS 1000 Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open *-~ Rog in the Desert! QF vs Rafa

here is the presser after the stan match

Quote:
R. FEDERER/S. Wawrinka
6‑3, 6‑7, 7‑5

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. What are your thoughts? Obviously you played Stan a lot, and every time almost it's gone your way. What is it about these dynamics that help it shift to you time and time again?
ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, it's true. We have had many matches actually. Considering, you know, only two Swiss guys in the draw for so many years now it's happened more often than I thought it would. He usually plays me pretty good actually overall.
Today it was extremely close again. Okay, I should maybe close it out in the second set, but he did well to stay in it.
At the end, I don't know what gets me through. Maybe it's the experience or maybe a bit more calm in those moments. I'm not sure. Today I think I was a little lucky to come through it in the end.

Q. How would you rate your fitness with your back and all that? Did it bother you? Is it okay now?
ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I mean, look, I'm happy. I played three sets over two hours, so, I mean, I'm happy at what level I can compete, you know, to be quite honest.
It's a good thing. I'm hopeful that it's going to feel a bit better again tomorrow, another step forward.
The day off I had was definitely important for me, and overall I'm very pleased that I was able to play today and play at a high level, which was important obviously at this stage of the tournament.

Q. One of the things fans always want to know is what makes great champions great. After your '09 Wimbledon win, this picture of Laver and Bjrn and Pete was taken, one of the great pictures we have. Could you talk about what you think the common threads are between the four of you, will or determination or whatever?
ROGER FEDERER: Look, I mean, I think we all did it very differently, you know. I guess we all have different characters, different games and so forth.
Yeah, I mean, at the top, I guess, you know, you learn how to really deal with a lot of issues, you know, a lot of pressure, as well.
I mean, I think we have a pretty good life on tour as far as crowd support goes. Rarely get booed like soccer players do or anything like that. Let's be honest, that's not something we really have to deal with, so it's quite nice. I hope it's always going to stay this way, respectful towards the players in general.
But, you know, I guess we find a way, you know, to win when we're not playing so well. We find a way to adapt our games.
And also knowing yourself, what you need to work on to become a better player, and then just handling it all at once and compressing it all together in the very vital moments of each match, you know, trying to give yourself the best possible chance to win.
Can't always do it, you know, clearly. But I think that's maybe one of the things to me that stand out.

Q. Obviously we don't know who you're going to come up against, but could you first look at potential of playing Rafa and then look at the potential of playing Gulbis?
ROGER FEDERER: I have played Gulbis on a few occasions. He's always been tough for me to play against. It's not always on your racquet clearly when a guy serves this big, but that's always the case with those guys.
So it's a matter of staying calm and waiting for your opportunity and making him work as hard on his serve as much as you can try and have an impact on that.
So he's obviously on a good winning streak. That makes him tough to play, clearly. Yeah, I'm happy to see Ernests playing good again, because he went through a bit of a rough patch. He's been injured from time to time, as well. It's nice seeing him turn the corner again, because it's not the first time he's doing something good. I hope he can keep it up for the year.
Obviously playing Rafa, it's a classic. We have played, you know, so many times. We know each other really well on and off the court. We know what to expect, both of us. I mean, we are both a bit suspect going into our match, I guess, you know, so it's an interesting matchup, especially‑‑ I mean, it's not early in the tournament. It's still my fourth match here.
It's not like a first round, but it still is early in the tournament. In the past this match used to be a final, now it's a quarterfinal, so obviously it's a bit of bad luck of the draw for both of us.
At the same time, it's very exciting always playing each other. Doesn't matter what stage of the tournament.

Q. I know that the LA event's place on the calendar conspired against you really being able to play in it. Is it sort of crazy to think you might go your entire career without every playing a competitive match in this city that some people regard as the entertainment capital of the world?
ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, it is. It is tough I guess for Europeans overall. Plus Europeans have been really making a big step forward, you know, in the rankings worldwide, so it's hard for us to come and play all the American tournaments.
I used to do them more back in '99, 2000, 2001 maybe even; as well I used to play more 250s and 500s over here. But it's true. I have never played any matches really in LA, so I'd love to do it, you know.
I was fortunate to play in so many great places, but it's true that LA has never happened for me. We will see what the future holds, but I hope it's not too late.

Q. There has been a lot of guys in the tournament who have been grunting very loudly, and some other players have been complaining about that. It's been framed historically as a women's‑only issue, and the WTA have issued statements on it. Has it ever bothered you in a match, playing or watching, and do you think the ATP should ever try to do anything about it?
ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I mean, I think it's important to respect the opponent as a player, so you shouldn't grunt too loud. You shouldn't grunt on one shot and then not the next. I think that's a matter of respect, really.
It's hard to obviously control it in the moment itself, but I think if the ATP should speak to the players that are involved in this case, you know, just to make sure that they understand, you know, the importance of that, you know, that it's just a matter of respect, and then if they want to go harsher after it with warnings and I don't know what else you want to do, I don't think that's the play here.
I just really think it's important that the umpire reminds them and then that the ATP speaks to them away from the matches, really, because they just need to understand what the deal is.

Q. Has an opponent ever bothered you?
ROGER FEDERER: Sometimes. Not very often.

Q. Where do you rank winning your 17th major at Wimbledon among your career achievements, and how will that win inspire you moving into the grass season this year?
ROGER FEDERER: Well, obviously it was a huge victory for me. Understandably so. I was also playing for world No. 1, so it was two at once. Plus my family was there at the very end. It was an amazing victory for me, for my family, for my friends. Everybody believed in me, and I loved every moment of it.
Went through a tough tournament. Had a bad back there, as well, you know, through the tournament, and at the end to play such incredible tennis was just beautiful. It all came together at the right time.
Obviously I'm very inspired by this victory last year, and for this year again‑‑ clearly I'm focused on this tournament right now, getting through, before I think of the grass season, but it's always a privilege coming back to Wimbledon and getting another opportunity to do well there.
http://www.asapsports.com/show_interview.php?id=87376
Fed_Ds is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 09:35 PM   #439
country flag Litotes
ALT-0
 
Litotes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Norway
Age: 41
Posts: 34,509
Litotes has a reputation beyond reputeLitotes has a reputation beyond reputeLitotes has a reputation beyond reputeLitotes has a reputation beyond reputeLitotes has a reputation beyond reputeLitotes has a reputation beyond reputeLitotes has a reputation beyond reputeLitotes has a reputation beyond reputeLitotes has a reputation beyond reputeLitotes has a reputation beyond reputeLitotes has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: ~-* MS 1000 Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open *-~ Rog in the Desert! R4 vs Wawrink

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fed_Ds View Post
Go Roger
Seconded
Litotes is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 09:49 PM   #440
country flag duarte_a
Federer Fan & Dull Hater
 
duarte_a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 9,460
duarte_a has a reputation beyond reputeduarte_a has a reputation beyond reputeduarte_a has a reputation beyond reputeduarte_a has a reputation beyond reputeduarte_a has a reputation beyond reputeduarte_a has a reputation beyond reputeduarte_a has a reputation beyond reputeduarte_a has a reputation beyond reputeduarte_a has a reputation beyond reputeduarte_a has a reputation beyond reputeduarte_a has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: ~-* MS 1000 Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open *-~ Rog in the Desert! QF vs Rafa

Tough match. I'll be sleeping so I'll only watch the result when I wake up. Always a tense moment.

Have to wake up at 6 am and the match starts at 2 am.

Good luck Roger and to all here. Hope Roger can tame the beast once again.
__________________
duarte_a is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 11:42 PM   #441
country flag duarte_a
Federer Fan & Dull Hater
 
duarte_a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 9,460
duarte_a has a reputation beyond reputeduarte_a has a reputation beyond reputeduarte_a has a reputation beyond reputeduarte_a has a reputation beyond reputeduarte_a has a reputation beyond reputeduarte_a has a reputation beyond reputeduarte_a has a reputation beyond reputeduarte_a has a reputation beyond reputeduarte_a has a reputation beyond reputeduarte_a has a reputation beyond reputeduarte_a has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: ~-* MS 1000 Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open *-~ Rog in the Desert! QF vs Rafa

Going to bed. Good luck everyone. Root for Roger.

Allez Roger!!!
__________________
duarte_a is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 01:31 AM   #442
country flag Kyle_Johansen
Registered User
 
Kyle_Johansen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Age: 22
Posts: 9,105
Kyle_Johansen has a reputation beyond reputeKyle_Johansen has a reputation beyond reputeKyle_Johansen has a reputation beyond reputeKyle_Johansen has a reputation beyond reputeKyle_Johansen has a reputation beyond reputeKyle_Johansen has a reputation beyond reputeKyle_Johansen has a reputation beyond reputeKyle_Johansen has a reputation beyond reputeKyle_Johansen has a reputation beyond reputeKyle_Johansen has a reputation beyond reputeKyle_Johansen has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: ~-* MS 1000 Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open *-~ Rog in the Desert! QF vs Rafa

Fed will have won 3 of the last 4 vs Rafa if he can win.
Kyle_Johansen is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 02:14 AM   #443
country flag EnriqueIG8
Som i Serem
 
EnriqueIG8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Age: 27
Posts: 15,592
EnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: ~-* MS 1000 Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open *-~ Rog in the Desert! QF vs Rafa

Buckle up pals.

Ready for the ride?
__________________

Former #1 in FITD (Titles: 11 / US Open 2009 + MS Shanghai 2010 + MS Cincinatti 2011 champion)
also: Bangkok 2008, Sydney 2009, Acapulco 2009, Dubai 2009, B蚶tad 2009, Stockholm 2009, Eastbourne 2010 & Auckland 2013

Former #1 in Suicide Tennis (Titles: 2 / Won: 7)
#89 in TT Singles (Titles: 3 / CH Ortisei 2010, CH Bratislava 2010 & CH Mons 2012) | ATP Zagreb F 2013
#74 in TT Doubles (Titles: 6 / CH Rome 2011 + CH Ostrava 2011 w. vn01, CH Madrid 2012 w. Rodrigol_87, CH Sheffield 2013 w. sdtoot & CH Rome 2013 + CH Bordeaux 2013 w. Sonj1989)
EnriqueIG8 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 02:19 AM   #444
country flag Fed_Ds
Registered User
 
Fed_Ds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 7,334
Fed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Just got here allezz Rog!


Sent from Verticalsports.com Free App
Fed_Ds is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 02:21 AM   #445
country flag EnriqueIG8
Som i Serem
 
EnriqueIG8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Age: 27
Posts: 15,592
EnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: ~-* MS 1000 Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open *-~ Rog in the Desert! QF vs Rafa

G'dnight Fed_Ds
__________________

Former #1 in FITD (Titles: 11 / US Open 2009 + MS Shanghai 2010 + MS Cincinatti 2011 champion)
also: Bangkok 2008, Sydney 2009, Acapulco 2009, Dubai 2009, B蚶tad 2009, Stockholm 2009, Eastbourne 2010 & Auckland 2013

Former #1 in Suicide Tennis (Titles: 2 / Won: 7)
#89 in TT Singles (Titles: 3 / CH Ortisei 2010, CH Bratislava 2010 & CH Mons 2012) | ATP Zagreb F 2013
#74 in TT Doubles (Titles: 6 / CH Rome 2011 + CH Ostrava 2011 w. vn01, CH Madrid 2012 w. Rodrigol_87, CH Sheffield 2013 w. sdtoot & CH Rome 2013 + CH Bordeaux 2013 w. Sonj1989)
EnriqueIG8 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 02:22 AM   #446
country flag Fed_Ds
Registered User
 
Fed_Ds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 7,334
Fed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by EnriqueIG8 View Post
G'dnight Fed_Ds
Hey! C'mon Rog hold!


Sent from Verticalsports.com Free App
Fed_Ds is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 02:23 AM   #447
country flag Fed_Ds
Registered User
 
Fed_Ds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 7,334
Fed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Aces!!


Sent from Verticalsports.com Free App
Fed_Ds is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 02:25 AM   #448
country flag StingSuperior
Registered User
 
StingSuperior's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Age: 24
Posts: 716
StingSuperior has a reputation beyond reputeStingSuperior has a reputation beyond reputeStingSuperior has a reputation beyond reputeStingSuperior has a reputation beyond reputeStingSuperior has a reputation beyond reputeStingSuperior has a reputation beyond reputeStingSuperior has a reputation beyond reputeStingSuperior has a reputation beyond reputeStingSuperior has a reputation beyond reputeStingSuperior has a reputation beyond reputeStingSuperior has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: ~-* MS 1000 Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open *-~ Rog in the Desert! QF vs Rafa

2 tough service games scraped through just...
StingSuperior is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 02:25 AM   #449
country flag Fed_Ds
Registered User
 
Fed_Ds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 7,334
Fed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond reputeFed_Ds has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Break!


Sent from Verticalsports.com Free App
Fed_Ds is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 02:26 AM   #450
country flag EnriqueIG8
Som i Serem
 
EnriqueIG8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Age: 27
Posts: 15,592
EnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond reputeEnriqueIG8 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: ~-* MS 1000 Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open *-~ Rog in the Desert! QF vs Rafa

This is gonna be a long night.
__________________

Former #1 in FITD (Titles: 11 / US Open 2009 + MS Shanghai 2010 + MS Cincinatti 2011 champion)
also: Bangkok 2008, Sydney 2009, Acapulco 2009, Dubai 2009, B蚶tad 2009, Stockholm 2009, Eastbourne 2010 & Auckland 2013

Former #1 in Suicide Tennis (Titles: 2 / Won: 7)
#89 in TT Singles (Titles: 3 / CH Ortisei 2010, CH Bratislava 2010 & CH Mons 2012) | ATP Zagreb F 2013
#74 in TT Doubles (Titles: 6 / CH Rome 2011 + CH Ostrava 2011 w. vn01, CH Madrid 2012 w. Rodrigol_87, CH Sheffield 2013 w. sdtoot & CH Rome 2013 + CH Bordeaux 2013 w. Sonj1989)
EnriqueIG8 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