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Pics and video of Roger Federer preparing for Roland Garros 2015

21 May 2015 - 12:24 AM

The season of red clay is reaching its climax. Excitement is building. Players are beginning to gather in Paris to prepare for Roland Garros. Roger Federer is there and Stefan Edberg is part of his team.

Following on from his success in Istanbul and continued good form in Rome, where he reached the final, there are high hopes that Roger will progress deep into this tournament, so let's hope for a favourable draw ;)

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Photos: Miguel Medina, Getty Images



If and when video becomes available .... and we spot it ;) .... it will be posted in this thread

Pictures and video of Roger Federer preparing for the Madrid Masters 2015

06 May 2015 - 01:29 PM

After a very constructive week in Istanbul, where he faced some tough matches against clay court specialists Roger Federer has arrived in Madrid and was soon hard at work on the practice courts, where one lucky fan, @Lodema57, presented him with "the red envelope" :) I am intrigued to know what is in it and guess good luck messages from many fans ....?

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Roger still has the tape on his right index finger. He had that taped for the final in Istanbul. Hopefully something that is under control and not going to impact on the ease by which he can hold and control his racquet here in Madrid.


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Video: BATennis


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It looks like Roger is enjoying himself out there. Let's hope he does not have the sort of edge of the seat, nail biter of "fun" matches here in Madrid, as he did in Istanbul, though with a challenging draw ahead of him, I somehow feel a bit more of my hair will be going white in the next few days. It did amuse me to hear Roger call those close matches "fun". As a fan I would beg to differ on that emotion ;)


Here is is pre tournament interview.


Video: ATP World Tour


Best of luck Roger, hope you have a good win today, specially as its Leo and Lenny's birthday :) :) Though it's going to be a tough one I fear, against the young Australian, Nick Kyrgios, who defeated Daniel Gimeno-Traver in the previous round. Fingers crossed ....


Unfortunately I do not know who took the photos in this post. If it was you, or you know who did, let me know and credit will be given

Match Report, pics & video, Roger Federer vs James Duckworth, Brisbane Internationa...

09 January 2015 - 05:50 PM

Following the rather shaky start to his Brisbane campaign yesterday, hopes were high that the tough match against John Millman would have played Roger into form, much as happened last year in Shanghai, where he had struggled to find form in the opening match against Leonardo Mayer - later going on to win the trophy there. Dare not look that far ahead here just yet ;)

It was a very focussed Roger Federer who took to the court against James Duckworth today. Putting on an impressive display to win in straight sets 6-0 6-1 in a match lasting 39 minutes.

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Photo: Bradley Kanaris, Getty Images


This Roger Federer's 998 career win on the ATP tour!


First Set

James Duckworth won the toss and elected to serve. He looked rather tense, giving Roger Federer the opening he needed to break. Mind you Roger was on form from the start, making some stunning shots close to the line to win that first game with apparent ease. Then a double fault from Duckworth hands Federer the double break. Roger was on a roll, holding his serves comfortably and breaking Duckworth for a third time, then serving it out Federer takes the first set 6-0 in just 16 mins. Truly a display of sheer dominance so different from last night.

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Photo: Bradley Kanaris, Getty Images


Second Set

The second set started much the same way as the first with Federer breaking to take an early lead and following that up with a second break. Thankfully for his sake, Duckworth did manage to win a game but all in all it was calm masterclass of a performance from Roger Federer, who served well and showed his skills in shot placement.


Here's the official Highlights package.



Video: Brisbane International


Match Point




Roger's on court interview ~ which you can still make out behind the translation




I must admit I felt rather sorry for James Duckworth by the end of it all. It was not his day out there. An awkward moment perhaps, for both players.

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Match Stats

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Happy Birthday Sausan!

07 January 2015 - 09:38 PM

:)  :)  HAPPY BIRTHDAY SAUSAN  :)  :) 

 

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Here's wishing you every happiness, good health and good fortune in the

coming year!

 

Not forgetting good hunting for pictures of Roger  ;)   

As always your tireless efforts are really appreciated.


Roger Federer to play Lleyton Hewitt in a new Tennis20 format, January 2015

27 November 2014 - 04:04 AM

First there was Twenty20 Cricket and now the prospect of Tennis20, a much snappier and shorter format than the traditional game.

The idea has been developed in Australia and it would see a fairly drastic change to the traditional rules.

The winner of a set would be the first player to reach 4 games.
A tie breaker will be played if the score reaches 3 games all.
There will be NO let calls on serve.
There will be NO advantage point system.

It would appear that matches would be best of 5 sets, which will be a relief for fans, as best of three could be over far too quickly :rolleyes:

In the run up to the Australian Open Roger Federer will be playing Lleyton Hewitt in an exhibition match, presented by Credit Suisse, to showcase this new format.


Video: Tennis Australia


Which is taking place at the Qantas Credit Union Arena in Sydney at 6.30pm on Monday 12th January 2015.

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It will be interesting to see how this shorter type of game is accepted by the fans and whether it will make any changes to the style of play. I would imagine that things will be rather tense and more aggressive as it will be vital not to drop serve, with fewer games in a set meaning less chance to recoup.

What are your thoughts on the prospect of Tennis20? Will it enhance the profile of the game, or spoil the enjoyment of watching matches as things will be settled so much more quickly?

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