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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #40 on: May 14, 2012, 01:41:27 PM »
I didn't see the Raonic match but I did see a lot of horrific tennis today. It was practically unplayable today with relentless wind. They had to weight on court signage down so that it wouldn't blow onto the court. Whirling dust, low quality tennis. 
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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #41 on: May 14, 2012, 02:07:23 PM »
you biotch, I might be slow, but I haven't realized you are in Rome now. wow, so jealous.  :lmao:

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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #42 on: May 14, 2012, 02:19:06 PM »
you biotch, I might be slow, but I haven't realized you are in Rome now. wow, so jealous.  :lmao:

I'm home. Rome is on Tennis Channel :)
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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #43 on: May 14, 2012, 02:31:11 PM »
you biotch, I might be slow, but I haven't realized you are in Rome now. wow, so jealous.  :lmao:

I'm home. Rome is on Tennis Channel :)
K, I'm an idiot, somehow I got this impression, based on your post, that you went to Rome after Madrid ...
cheers bro

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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #44 on: May 14, 2012, 03:08:35 PM »
Federer will withdraw, citing fatigue or injury.
Then we will fight in the shade.

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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #45 on: May 14, 2012, 04:05:25 PM »
Federer will withdraw, citing fatigue or injury.
well, I've read some stuff on the other boards ... do you have any reliable source?

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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #46 on: May 14, 2012, 04:28:16 PM »
What's worse than blue clay?

Marcos Baghdatis vs Fabio Fognini - ATP Rome 2012. Highlights (bojan svitac)



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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #47 on: May 14, 2012, 05:44:38 PM »
Federer will withdraw, citing fatigue or injury.

I read that Fed was hurting physically and he will make a decision soon. He has till wednesday to decide.
He took a few pills during the final with Berdych as was mentioned by the commentators.
 
 

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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #48 on: May 14, 2012, 06:33:07 PM »
Federer will withdraw, citing fatigue or injury.

I read that Fed was hurting physically and he will make a decision soon. He has till wednesday to decide.
He took a few pills during the final with Berdych as was mentioned by the commentators.

He said he's playing.
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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #49 on: May 14, 2012, 07:16:31 PM »
What's worse than blue clay?

Marcos Baghdatis vs Fabio Fognini - ATP Rome 2012. Highlights (bojan svitac)


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You can never see the damn ball on red clay. Boycott!
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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #50 on: May 14, 2012, 07:42:19 PM »
What's worse than blue clay?

Marcos Baghdatis vs Fabio Fognini - ATP Rome 2012. Highlights (bojan svitac)


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You can never see the damn ball on red clay. Boycott!


Red clay on the ground, and swirling in the air...Fognini should have been defaulted for wearing all orange out there today. It's a wonder Bags could see the ball at all with all.
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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #51 on: May 14, 2012, 07:59:56 PM »
Federer will withdraw, citing fatigue or injury.

I read that Fed was hurting physically and he will make a decision soon. He has till wednesday to decide.
He took a few pills during the final with Berdych as was mentioned by the commentators.


Federer listening to his body on Rome participation
By Scott Williams (AFP) 8 hours ago 
ROME Roger Federer and family landed in the Italian capital on Monday with the Swiss hoping to participate as scheduled in this week's Rome Masters.

But the newly-crowned world number two, who won a third Madrid title at the weekend over Tomas Berdych, said that he will be listening to his body to determine if he's feeling fit enough to make a second round start on Wednesday at the Foro Italico.

"Normally yes," the 30-year-old said of his chances of taking to the court as scheduled at an event which he has never won despite two finals.

"But we'll see how I feel over the next few days. I still have a couple of days to see how I feel and take it from there.

"It's been a tough week, the body feels it when you come back from six weeks. It does hurt a bit so I just have to make sure I make the right decision come Tuesday, Wednesday. I hope I can play."

Federer was temporarily luxuriating in his seventh title from 10 ATP starts dating to last autumn. The 16-time grand slam winner's 74th career title sent Rafael Nadal back to third on the ATP list, with Novak Djokovic still leading the chase.

Both of Federer's top rivals fell by the wayside on the controversial blue clay which sent them out early but did not disturb the steady Swiss as he won his fourth trophy of the season.

As a result, Federer climbed to second and is glad to be back as he won following a strategic six-week pause from late March.

"It's obviously surprising to me to come back and win the title straight away. I was worried about getting through the first one and not even thinking who was going to be my second round opponent," said Swiss.

"I was very realistic coming into this event. I guess I had forgotten that I have such a great record here in Madrid and guess drew from that.

"That first match (winning a third-set tiebreak over Canadian Milos Raonic) round was key, just to stay in the tournament and give myself an opportunity and finally find some rhythm from the baseline.

"The next thing you know is that you're in the tournament and playing against someone you've beaten many times. Confidence is coming back; but it doesn't take much for me to get my confidence back especially at this point.

"I've been playing so well for the past nine months. It's been a great spell and I couldn't be more happy right now coming off a break winning right way. It's always an ideal scenario for what's to come."

Federer has not looked back since losing a heartbreak US Open semi-final to Djokovic after holding two match points. The Swiss has a chance to regain the No. 1 ranking with standout showings in the upcoming week in either Paris or Wimbledon, according to ATP calculations.

On court at the Foro Italico, French 13th seed Gael Monfils advanced to the second round over Russian Alex Bogomolov 6-4, 6-1 while Fernando Verdasco, who sent Nadal out of Madrid, won as Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov quit after losing their opening set 6-0.

Australian Bernard Tomic, a first-round Madrid loser, beat Santiago Giraldo of Colombia, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4.

In women's play, 13th-seeded Serb Ana Ivanovic beat two-time finalist Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia 6-4, 6-3, German Julia Goerges beat Canadian qualifier Aleksandra Wozniak 6-1, 6-7 (1/7), 6-3 and Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa defeated Australian Jarmila Gajdosova 6-4, 7-6 (7/3).

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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #52 on: May 14, 2012, 08:45:44 PM »
I hope Fed will take a shot at Roma.
 
He's won 7/10 of the last tournaments entered. The BH looks solid, no sign of nerves creeping in.
 
I didn't think I'd see him reach this level of consistency again, maintaining a good form through tournaments.
 
 
 
 
This is a big tournament that will answer a few questions.
 
Where's Djokovic really at and is Nadal going to bring his level up again for RG and Wimbledon.
 
 
 
I'm sure Djokovic and Nadal didn't invite Fed back into the discussion of current top dog.
 
The hunt for the uninvited senior citizen is on.

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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #53 on: May 15, 2012, 08:33:50 AM »
DP in his third set. the match could go either way.... hope he makes it through..

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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #54 on: May 15, 2012, 08:55:32 AM »
DP in his third set. the match could go either way.... hope he makes it through..

Wow. DP got broken serving for the match at 5-3 in the third.


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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #55 on: May 15, 2012, 08:56:06 AM »
The Delpo-Llodra is a really nice match. Nice to see guys today have the skill set, courage, and determination to stick with the S&V despite being told that you can't do it in today's game, let alone on clay. I was supremely impressed when Roger demonstrated he had all of the above in Madrid, when after playing one set on the blue stuff, he determined to S&V every first and second serve in the second set against Raonic. For the first time in years I thought I had witnessed a professional tennis player, and I happened to witness it first hand.

It takes the full package and guts to come forward, and to continue do so. Sitting back is easy.

Llodra breaks!!!

Back on serve! 4-5 Llodra, 3rd set.
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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #56 on: May 15, 2012, 08:59:31 AM »
Slippery! Delpo has gone down twice in 2 games.

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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #57 on: May 15, 2012, 09:01:46 AM »
Delpo takes a short 2nd serve cross court to finish Llodra at 30, 6-4.

Fun match!
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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #58 on: May 15, 2012, 10:17:14 AM »
Has Federer W/D yet?
Then we will fight in the shade.

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Re: ATP - Roma Masters, 12-20 May 2012
« Reply #59 on: May 15, 2012, 11:43:06 AM »
i agree that the visibility of the tennis ball on TV is poor in rome masters compared to other clay masters.......i wonder whether they are crushing brown bricks to lay the surface in rome.......something needs to be done about it.......they crush pure red bricks in montecarlo.......that's why the clay is so refreshing on the eye........
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