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This is sad, Roger losing out in the first round (again!) in Toronto. I hope he'll ponder on this and work out to keep his play at an optimum level. Any suggestions, ideas, from anyone how he might improve his game? He was so brilliant in Hamburg that you'd think he can only get better...
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Well I believe it's all in his head (besides that Canas must have had a great game as well...).

For me it seams, that he's no longer able to play free. He thinks to much. Tries so hard to play a great game, but the harder he tries the more UE he's making. And the more UE's he makes the less confidence he has. With no confidence it's kind of hard to play "free".

Just to bad that I don't have any clue how to break this circle.

Just hope Roger keeps trying. All of a sudden he'll play again like he used to and he won't know why, just as he doesn't know why he looses all these matches right now.

Lass den Kopf nicht hängen Roger!!
Good luck next week!!
 

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Poor Roger :sad: :sad:
 

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Where is everyone?????
 

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Yeah, Daniel, where's everyone?

So, after Totonto he exits (once again!) in Cincinnati in the first round. News has it that he flew back to Switzerland, to chill out for a week, skipping DC. The break would definitely do him good...
Hope he had a good 21st birthday celebration.
 

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Well he seams to come back slowely. But as soon as there's a bit more pressure on him, he blocks again....

....well that's how I see it. (I'm saying that without having seen his match against Max...)

But hopefully he'll be able to take out the good things from the matches he actually won!!
 

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In every game there's pressure, and for all tennis pros there's pressure, on and off court, he just has to deal with it and handle it properly...then he's on his way. Yeah, i missed the live match too but with this rain i have an excuse to stay indoors and watch the replay on TSI.

Oh well, charge it to experience, eh? There's more tournaments coming...
 

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Pssst Mrs. B
There might not be a replay as Roger played on a court with no TV cameras.......... otherwise SF DRS 2 would have shown his match but they appologised that they are simply not able to.....
 

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oh, okey...:(

but knowing he lost perhaps it might be better not to have seen it...but i mean, a court without cameras at the USO for a Fed-Mirnyi match? Where did they put them?
tsktsk...these Amis sometimes... ;)
 

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pffft and now no more matches because he is out :( I only saw 1 match :fiery:
 

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uh oh OK then Ill just go and pop over to the other thread called Roger pictures,lol! ;)
 

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Well, Roger IS bouncing back after his lousy summer...making it to the 4th round of the USO, winning the Davis Cup tie against Morocco, quarters in Moscow against Marat...let's hope Vienna will be even better. One match at a time, Rogz...i'm sure you'll win another tournament pretty soon, when no one's expecting it...;)
 

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Well Vienna draw doesn't look to bad. But match after match he has to play and hopefully a few more than he did in Moscow ;)

Goooo Roger goooo
 

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Roger is definitely out of his slump, he's the winner in Vienna and rightfully deserved it playing his brilliant game with a touch of luck, the matchball was a shot that hit the net and went to the opponent's side...

6-4, 6-1, 3-6, 6-4
 

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towards shanghai....

... well I hope he'll do it anyways so far he's back in a good position.

Good luck for the remaining two weeks Roger!!
You can be sure that we'll be cheering for you as hard as we can!!
 

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after his summer slump it's so good to see him end the season going to Shanghai with the best of them...what an accomplishment. And the best is yet to come. ;)

Well done, Roger!
 

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:) My sentiments exactly, Mrs. B.!! We're so proud of him -- think of how PL, his family, Mirka and PC must feel now!! There was an article onHeinz Gunthardt's thoughts about Rogi:

Heinz Günthardt zu Rogers Qualifikation für Schanghai
«Jetzt kann Federer sogar Weltmeister werden»

VON STEFAN NÄGELI


Roger Federer bei seinem Sieg gegen Tommy Haas in Paris.
FOTO: KEYSTONE

In der gedruckten Ausgabe
Das sind die Gegner von Roger Federer am Masters in Schanghai (12.– 17. November 2002)

PARIS-BERCY – Geschafft! Mit dem Sieg gegen Tommy Haas (6:2, 7:6) und der Niederlage von Tim Henman gegen Nicolas Escudé (4:6, 2:6) hat sich Roger Federer für den Masters Cup in Schanghai qualifiziert. BLICK sprach mit Tennis-Experte Heinz Günthardt (43) über die Bedeutung dieses Erfolgs.

«Super, dass Roger die Qualifikation im letzten Moment noch geschafft hat. Jetzt kann er sogar Weltmeister werden», sagt Ex-Tennisprofi Günthardt.
14 Jahre ist es her, seit der letzte Schweizer an einem Masters teilnehmen konnte. 1988 glänzte Jakob Hlasek im Madison Square Garden von New York mit Siegen in der Vorrunde gegen Ivan Lendl, Tim Mayotte und Andre Agassi. Hlasek scheiterte erst im Halbfinal hauchdünn am Turniersieger Boris Becker.

Für Günthardt ist Federer einer der komplettesten Spieler auf der Tour. Die Qualifikation kommt für den 43-Jährigen daher nicht überraschend: «Roger war schon immer sehr stark in der Halle. Das Loch im Sommer, das für viele eine Krise bedeutet hatte, war gar nicht so gross. Er hat einfach ein paar Spiele hintereinander verloren – das kann passieren.»

Das Schweizer Tennis erlebt einen heissen Herbst. Erst der Turniersieg von Patty Schnyder in Kloten, dann Rogers Auftritte in Basel und nun die Qualifikation für Schanghai.

«Diese guten Schweizer Resultate machen Lust auf mehr. Es könnte gut sein, dass viele Junge dadurch den Tennissport entdecken. Hoffentlich hält dieser Trend eine Weile an», sagt Günthardt.

Zum ersten Mal wird das Masters der besten acht in der grössten Stadt Chinas ausgetragen. Für Günthardt ein exotischer Ort für eine Tennis-WM: «Es wird sicher viele Zuschauer und eine super Stimmung geben. Doch ein Fachpublikum wird es kaum sein. Gut ist, dass keiner der Spieler einen Heimvorteil geniesst.»

Dank Federers Teilnahme am Masters gibt Heinz Günthardt am Mikrofon des Schweizer Fernsehens eine Zugabe. Ursprünglich hätte Basel Günthardts letztes Turnier als Co-Kommentator sein sollen. Doch SF DRS wird die Partien mit Federer in Schanghai live übertragen. Die Sendezeiten der drei Gruppenspiele werden nach der Auslosung am 11. November bekannt geben.
 
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