Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Chanchai, Jul 4, 2004.
WHAT A MATCH!
I think there has to be an American Federer for there to be a rivalry as the idea of a rivalry is only in the minds of the American public.
damn... that was a really good match in my book. At least the level of intensity and the drama. It was great messaging and reading about it with all of you guys too.
Drove me nuts when the feed crapped out during Roger's speech just now.
Despite the lack of sleep, I felt so awake watching that match.
Yes sir, credit to Andy for giving such a battle. He had his chances but could not make it -rain, momentum, bad decisions and a change in attitude from Fed did not let him. These two will play many more finals over the years and surely Andy will beat him, more than one time.
Just listened Andy talk, a great looser I may say, totally focused on his comments.
Claps for Andy.
It was just an OK match---Federer didn't have his "A" game today, but Roddick deserves credit for that. I think Roger was surprised from the get-go of Roddicks power and he could just not get in a groove.
To all West Coasters who only got 4 hrs of sleep: This match was better than any caffiene boost I've had!
I was mad when the feed cut out too!
Yep, it was a great match. Definitely worth getting up at 6 a.m. to watch it.
I'm so proud of Andy. He may have finished No. 1 last year, but he's a better overall player now.
Fed definitely deserves the win, but Andy demonstrated that the gap between them isn't as wide as previously thought.
Congrats to both players. :mrgreen:
I agree with you. In two years at most Andy will have become a much better player and these Federer-Roddick matches may have the intensity and huge tennis level of historical tennis classics.
The rain at Wimby is as much a part of the tournament as the grass-it'll always be there, and the best players know how to deal with the delays, so the rain wasn't a factor in Andy's result.
Both players gave everything they had-no Safins, or Rios or (early) Agassi tanks. Just some good tennis.
Roddick needs to learn how to S&V off his huge serve if he wants to beat Federer on grass. It's not that Fed returned great, it's just Rod could not kil those floating returnes. I think that's the area he can improve.
Credit to both players. What a match. Great speeches too.
An OK match. Uh, yeah. OK.
chris, id be willing to host the file on bittorent. 80kb/s upload. pm me
I agree with you, this is the new rivalry in men's tennis. Both players improved so much since last year. TENNIS ROCKS; its like two gladiators battling it out. This match had so much emotion and great points. Roddick was the only one to give Rog a big fight, and the same vice versa. We'll definitely see these guys go at it in many more finals to come. And when both of them improve even more!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: I'm gettin my tapes ready! Congrats to both Roger and Andy, and thanx for givin us such a good match to watch!
IMO, despite all the rain delays, and the difficultly w/ all the impossible daily channel jumping on espn1- 2 & nbc ,this has been a good two weeks at Wimbleton ( But the major negative is still TV coverage in not televising more than final few points on the earlier important non-american men's matches).
Despite Arod improved his game, Roger has won this championships again! Congratulations Roger, well done!
The key is not the amount of break chances, the realized counts only! Federer has done all the important big points during this tournament, seems he has some reserves when others play their limits.... that's champ!
Tomorrow FedEx will play in Switzerland (Gstaad) but unfortunately I have not time (exams this week). F**k!!! Our champ is here and I can't see him :-((((((((((((
despit the quality of this match, too bad only about 40% of the world's population watched it. :cry: :cry: or maybe 40% is saying too much.
despite the quality of this match, too bad only about 40% of the world's population watched it. :cry: :cry: or maybe 40% is saying too much.
hey James Brown, i tried to PM you, but each time it said that PMing was disabled on these boards. Also, as we speak im converting the match to Xvid, then i gotta edit out the commercials. Also, i was having problems with my recorder so i only got it started after the first rain delay at 3-4 or 2-3 i think it was, hope people don't mind...
shoudlnt be a prob chris, i think everyone would be happy that you even have the file uploaded :> send me an email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Long live to The All England Lawn Tennis Club Single Handed Champion of the World!!
Awww... I liked the action that was going on before the rain delay, but most people shouldn't mind and maybe in due time someone can send you a pre-rain-delay source.
But in the end, I think a lot of us are grateful and appreciative of what you're doing
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