Federer, Roddick Win; Sharapova Upset at Indian Wells
by Staff | March 15th, 2010, 10:19 am

Playing in his first match since his Australian Open title, top seed Roger Federer prevailed in three sets 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-1 over Romanian Victor Hanescu in the second round of the Tennis Masters BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. ADHEREL

“I was happy with the way I played,” said Federer who afterward on court was awarded the ATP’s Player of the Year, Sportsman of the Year and Fan Favorite of the Year. “Not having played for so long, I thought it was a good match overall. Missed maybe some of the clutch serving when I really needed it. Let’s say 30-all, deuce I couldn’t really get that one perfect serve I was sometimes looking for, but that’s something that happens.”

Federer now sets a date Tuesday with Marcos Baghdatis in a rematch of their Australian Open final.

A potential quarterfinal opponent for Federer, Andy Roddick, also advanced. The American defeated Chinese Taipei’s Yen-Hsun Lu 6-4, 6-4,

“I actually felt okay,” said Roddick. “It was weird. He was just coming out of his shoes on every shot. So it was more you’re just trying to fight him off a little bit. I was really happy with the way I returned tonight. I felt like I made a lot of returns, so that put pressure on him to come up with it. It was good.”

Fellow American James Blake ripped David Ferrer 6-1, 6-4. Andy Murray was also a winner beating Andreas Seppi 6-4, 6-4 and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has an easy time with Australian qualifier Marinko Matosevic while his countryman Gael Monfils was victim of the biggest upset on the day as he fell to Simon Greul.

Other second round winners included Tommy Robredo, Michael Russell, Dudi Sela and Robin Soderling.

Maria Sharapova was the big casualty in the women’s draw. The former No. 1 struggled with 14 doubles faults in a tough 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 loss to Jie Zheng in the third round.

“She’s like a ball machine,” Sharapova said. “She hits a lot of balls back, hits them deep… It was just very inconsistent from my end. I returned well – I’d have periods of good games, but then the problem was keeping them all together.”

Other Sunday winners were No. 2 seed Caroline Wozniacki, No.4 seed Elena Dementieva, No. 5 seed Agnieszka Radwanska, No. 11 seed Marion Bartoli, No. 16 seed Nadia Petrova, No. 19 seed Aravane Rezai and Alicia Molik.

A big line up is set for today with men’s third round matches featuring Rafael Nadal v. Mario Ancic, John Isner v. Sam Querrey, Tomas Berdych v. Fernando Verdasco and Philip Kohlschrieber v. Novak Djokovic. Kim Clijsters and Jelena Jankovic are in action for the women.

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64 Comments for Federer, Roddick Win; Sharapova Upset at Indian Wells

Kimo Says:

Keep it up, Roger. That was a good win considering the long break and the lung infection.

madmax Says:

yes, hi kimmi. in the proces of watching the recorded match and roger was playing really well, and hanescu played the best I have ever seen him play, some of his forehand shots were awesome, and he moved well around the court as well for a tall guy.

Roger did what he had to do to win. In the third set, he really established his territory and I just think he lost a bit of focus after he won the third set, and Hanescu took advantage of it. Hanescu played some brilliant shots, but roger’s agility and variety of shots in the third won out in the end.

I agree, still rusty on the forehands plus the drop shots were a bit suspect, though the backhand was firing on some of the points. Swing ’em Roge!!!!!

madmax Says:

“first set”, not “third set”. sorry everyone.

O-Kerr Says:

King Roger deservedly takes home everything there to take, and others cannot even realistically dream of those trophies. He earned it all. Hard work pays off. Back in 2008 and first half of 2009, that was not quite the case. Then, many were thinking his time was coming to an end and a new era would begin. Not so fast. He proved them all wrong. He left no room for his critics to take a dig at him. He has fulfilled every expectation and more. Even their questioning of Roger’s all-time greatness can only look unfounded. For now the thought of challenging the Swiss on the court would sound comedic. I think every other player seems to be subdued at this juncture of tennis history, left to wonder at the magnificence of his second wave. Their refrain that they were ill-fated to play in the Roger Federer era and that they cannot play like him seems to be their consolation, maybe grief. All gave some, but Roger gave all and took all. He is far from done, and that must be scary to both his predecessors and contemporaries. Job well done, maestro, you have barely left any stone unturned and never failed to enchant millions day in and day out. Keep it up as long as you enjoy doing it.

Skeezerweezer Says:

Wow, it’s…….O’kerr!

I am a Fed fan but not a worshipper…….am I the one that has to come out and say God is better than Federer? Yes he(Fed) is great and blah blah blah. Geez….enough with the adulations already, there are other players and oh, a tourney going on? Hey I hope Fed wins but he is nothing if he has no one to play against. You sound as though there should be no one on the court but Fed.
Now that is Agassi talking…………

On another note: Not unusual for Fed to have a bumpy first round…

Skeezerweezer Says:

Blake over Ferrer in straight….nice win :)

Fot Says:

I know it’s not all about Roger…but I’m glad he won! lol! I can’t help but talk about Roger because he’s my favorite. Go Roger!

P.S. I’m glad Blake also won his match.

Huh Says:

Best wishes to Fed, Rod, Muzza n DP !

Regards to friends like Maxi, Skeezer and others too.

Keep the Tennis-X flag flying high.

Kimmi Says:

Hi maxi, I thought he played well too but those break points miss in the second set, cost him that set imo. But not bad performance at all…and Hnescu was great in that second set…

fadingis Says:

did anyone get the feeling that federer was voleying more than usual?, he played a solid match lost some chance in the second set..could have closed it there.

O-Kerr Says:

Skeezy-doo, If I sound as though there should be no one on the court but Fed, then you sound as though there should be no one on this forum but you with your Fed fan credential. Up yours, a-hole!

Skeezerweezer Says:


Awesome to see your post. I hope you have some more comments as the tourney gets deeper….

“You can’t be Serious!”


Skeezerweezer Says:


O’Kerr, using a new “Alias” from his multiple posting names, is losing battles again on tennis blog. In his most recent spectacular slam dunk of name calling, he can’t again seem to the get posters names right on the “X” Blog.

Frustrated, he is now changing his name yet again to “Skeezerweezer” so he can continue blogging…….

In other News: Yes, There is A tournament called “Indian Wells” the many posters on talking about on Tennis-x.com……

O-Kerr Says:

Skeezy, you started it. Your attack was personal or else why would you be dismissing my praise for Roger on the occasion he received 3 Awards at the end of yesterday’s match? a player? In your rulebook, a poster cannot praise Roger’s or any other player’s achievement when a tournament is going on, especially when he received those during the tournament?
By the way, by your own rule, which of your posts in this thread is enlightening with reference to IW, I mean really worthy of generating a healthy discussion or informative that I do not already know?
What this name changing BS you are talking about, dude? Is that some thing blasphemous? Not authorized by X? Is the imputation some kind of traditional nuclear weapon around here to freeze another poster? Since when?
This time you sound like you own this place.

Kimmi Says:

Nadal is back everyone, he is BACK!! 6-2 6-2 demolition of Super Mario!!

Von Says:

HuH: It’s nice to see you around.

O-Kerr Says:

On a serious note, Skeezy, whether you see or not, the mood out there among other players is subdued, unlike the end of 2007 through first half of 2009 when Novak and Rafa were real challengers to the top post and Slams. Since Roger’s FO win last year, that changed. And after that he added Wimby and AO, the question about his GOAT status more or less has been settled, and his media critics are silent. No player can come out at this point, raise his finger, and say confidently I am going to dethrone Roger from his No. 1 ranking or beat him at the Slams, etc, not even in privacy. Yesterday, when he received those three accolades on the court, ATP’s Player of the Year, Sportsman of the Year and Fan Favorite of the Year, I felt it was the right occasion to reflect on his achievement and appreciate what he has done. It is ridiculous that I am even asking this question almost apologetically. Why should my praise of Roger has to through your censorship? Why do I have to be defending what I posted positively about Roger?

jane Says:

Hi huh, just in case you don’t already know, because you’re too busy studying or something, DP is not playing at this event, as he’s still injured. Hope he comes back soon; it seems like a long while since we’ve seen him crack those forehands.

Kimmi, I thought Rafa looked sharp against Rainer and said then that I think he’s got a good shot at defending his title; I still think so, maybe even more now.

Kimmi Says:

jane, the commentator was saying rafa hit the fastest FH (huge)so far in his match with Cilic. :) so he must be feeling it.

he is playing better but is too early to judge until he gets a tough opponent. If he can get past Isner/Querrey, his qtr has opened up too now that davy is gone. very intersting to see how it will all pan out.

Sean Randall Says:

I’ve been out all day, amazing that Kohls blew 3 MPs with Novak serving 4-5, 0-40. Novak’s been an escape artist of late and all credit to him, but I keep saying all these narrow wins are going to catch up, although with Cilic out he’s the heavy favorite to get the SFs.


Djokovic has definitely used up a lot of his 9 lives. What a see saw match. He served a little better, but it is still a problem. He kept his cool when he was down those 3 match points. He refused to miss and Kohls was too tight to pull the trigger. Djoker did the same thing last year. I think it was against Stepanek in Basel. Anyway, when you come back from match point down it is a great feeling and often carries forward. Nadal saved match points against Nalbandian last year and how did that end up.

Kimmi Says:

OMG verdasco manage to get only one game. The berdy is on fire!

Ben Pronin Says:

I just read that Djokovic met Sampras for the first time recently and Sampras promised to hit with him. For the love of God, please, Pete, help Djokovic with his serve. Please!!!

Long Live The King Says:

GOD! I could almost taste the euros! eff that! @#$#$##!#@@#


To put things in perspective, at the 2008 AO vs Federer the Djoker had 13 aces, 6 doubles and a 68% 1st serve %. 13 aces in 3 sets against Fed is difficult to do on medium hard courts.

Long Live The King Says:

“I know it’s not all about Roger…but I’m glad he won! lol! I can’t help but talk about Roger because he’s my favorite. Go Roger!”

to twist a famous quote – “Roger is not everything in tennis, he is the only thing”

I dont think you have to apologise about posting about Roger, FoT. Proud to be a Fed fan :)

Roger’s won the ATP fan favorite for the 7th time in a row and the Edberg sportsmanship award for the 6th time in a row. even Edberg won it only 5 times (in a span of 8yrs). time to rename the award, maybe? ;)

jane Says:

No kidding Kimmi: T-Berd kicked Hotsauce’s butt. Ouch.

LLTK: Please be nice to Duro; he’s having a rough time a.t.m., and it’s not (only) to do with Djoko, the escape artist, a.k.a. Nole Houdini.

NELTA, please, let’s not put things in perspective. : /

BEN!! OMG! Wouldn’t it be lovely? Pete helps Novak find his serve? Wowsa, now that would be thrilla pour moi. One can always dream. Novak has openly said he admires a lot of the previous great players (particularly he mentioned the 90s players – i.e., Edberg’s volleys, Agassi’s baseline game/returns, Sampras’ serve), but as a little chap watching TV, it was the image of Pete kissing that Wimbledon trophy over and over that apparently put stars in his eyes and made him dream of one day winning there, on the lawns, and being a pro-tennis player.

jane Says:

FoT, I see Blake plays Almagro next; that should be a really good one. I like both of their games for different reasons, but I am pulling for James over Nico this time. I hope I can catch that one.

Long Live The King Says:

Jane, what happened to Duro?

Von, nice to see your posts :)

Skorocel Says:

“even Edberg won it only 5 times (in a span of 8yrs). time to rename the award, maybe? ;)”

Good one, LLTK :-)

Von Says:

Long Live:

Thanks, hon. How ya doin’?

Glad to see a welcome face around here considering how much I got blasted with *balls* recently for stating an opinion and/or asking a question. sheesh.

Von Says:

Hey Long Live, both of our guys looked good yesterday, but my heart is bleeding already as my sweetie will have to meet your King in the QFS. OUCH. I can’t stand another defeat. Remember to stp by and give me a shoulder to cry on will ya, prutty puhleeze. LOL.

sar Says:

Back in Scottsdale tonight and going home tomorrow. Had a wonderful time at BEAUTIFUL IW. I saw almost everyone I wanted to see, esp. the women players. I wish I could afford to go every year. I will be OK with Cincy though as it’s closer and less expensive. There are some differences. Cincy,less scenic, smaller, more intimate. Players walk around on the grounds. IW they pick them up in a golf cart so they make a quick getaway. PS the Fed match against Hanescu was great. TTYL

jane Says:

sar – glad to hear you got an eye-full and saw everyone you wanted to. Also, interesting to hear about the contrast in atmospheres between the two events.

Kimmi – Yep too bad for Kim C. Sheesh – who will win on the women’s side? Henin, Clijsters, Sharapova, Oudin, Ivanovic are all out. Is Azarenka still alive? Maybe JJ?

Also – are Isner and Querrey on now, finally? Too bad: I doubt I’ll be able to stay up if they are.

jane Says:

Ben, not sure if this is what you’ve read on Djoko meeting Sampras, but I just read this article now:


Kimmi Says:

I did not expect Isner to win that easy over Querrey. Isner showed a lot of improvement in that match..great to see.

contador Says:

I missed all the action last night , Kimmi.

sorry, tobasco lost to the bird. didn’t see that one coming.

and i was up at 6 am to watch the recording of nole v PK. Pk should have won that match. I can’t believe the quality of PK’s one-hander backhand.

unreal heart and guts, plus the fitness in nole’s win! tough loss for PK. that win had to be good for nole. great to see him fight to the death, come back and take the decider. he won’t let it get that close with ljube. no, not again.

and who does he meet in the quarters? monaco or GGL? ajde!


1) unbelievable cupcake match for muzza…
2) c’mon, SODA! pop the shorts off F.LO. no offense to feli fans. and honestly, one never knows about robin.
3) tsonga v montanes? tsonga better win, is all i can say.
4) greul v melzer. have not forgiven greul, he nearly beat RF once last summer. go jurgen.
5) what? roddick v de bakker. hey, roddick could have a really bad day, he’ll have to, to lose.
6) sela v robredo…actually wish i could watch this one. likey lots of running.
7) almagro v blake. i have no idea. home crowd; blake (should) win, but…
8) federer v baghdatis. well… h2h is 6-0 federer. but…my stomach is tuning already.

Kimmi, Madmax- i’ll just record the fed match and watch it tomorrow. i really want him to get at least to the semi’s, er… i don’t like it when roddick is in his draw. don’t like fed’s draw at all, in fact. not my idea of relaxing tennis.

check back in at lunch break. muzza and soderling matches will be on.

should be an easy day for you and muzza, Kimmi.

semi’s- nole v nadal = ajde nole!
– muzza v ? fed, baggy, roddick
Final- Novak Djokovic-winnner. add up the points, stu!

cheers, tennis fans.

stu Says:

Aww, jane, after all he’s achieved he’s just a star struck kid! I can’t believe they have never met before…

contador, if wishes were horses…

contador Says:

“if wishes were horses…..?” what?

i’d have lots of sh$t to shovel? hahahaa

i have lotsa wishes stu. good one.

jane Says:

I loved seeing super Mario back for a couple of rounds; he’s always nice to watch. ; ) But yeah, Nadal is back to his ferocious best, I think. His forehand was brutal looking versus Ancic, and his movement amazing. Some of the forehands Ancic hit looked like winners but Rafa got to them. To me, he looks to be winning this title.

contador, love that you’re picking Novak, but how on earth!? Based on the form I have seen I can’t imagine him winning. Seriously. I’ll be happy if he gets past Ljub and equals his QF result from last year. I impressed with both his fitness and fight of late, no doubt, but his form is a big question mark from set to set.

I see almost a repeat of next year’s final: Muzza vs. Rafa. Or maybe Roddick or Fed. If either of them get through, I still see Rafa winning. He looks confident right now.

stu – yeah, it’s sweet when they get all gushy with their idols. I think Sampras’ words were wise (i.e., you win with your heart and mind) but I still think Novak needs a serve! : D


I watched the Nadal match. He looks very sharp, but keep in mind that neither of his 1st 2 opponents have any weapons with the possible exception of the Ancic serve. I don’t think Ancic had a strategy unless it was to hit as many shots as possible to Rafa’s backhand and hope he misses first. Ne needed to hit his backhand aggressively to Rafa’s forehand to try and open up the court to have a prayer of making it competitive.

This next match will be a good test for Nadal. Isner is a better version of Dr Ivo who Nadal beat at the AO in 4 sets. I think Isner can take a set off Nadal so I’ll say Nadal wins 6-7, 6-4, 6-3

Ben Pronin Says:

Nadal has yet to play a top 10 player. Until he beats one, his confidence won’t be as high as it was before. He’s obviously determined but I recall in Paris last year when Nadal played great against Tsonga and Djokovic played so-so against Soderling, then Djokovic blitzed Nadal.

contador Says:

okay, Jane. i admit to not being the most experienced analyst but…
1) djoko just beat ljub in…somewhere… and lube hasn’t won a match over nolee since 2006. nolee knows lube. true, nole may put us on the tilt-o-whirl ride again, but that’s what he does. (like federer)

2) then, he’ll have a worn down monaco or GGL ( who can’t be forgotten ), but nolee can take care of him/them.

3) nobody in murray’s quarter is THAT reliable. today he plays russell. then who? almagro or blake…. then soda, F-Lo or tsonga. sure, any of those guys could be tough, but none that reliable; point: i am ‘believing’ nole is through his toughest matches until the semi. muzz gets through today easy, then he could be in for 2 tough matches before the semi. his confidence is in question. he’s always fit but…

4) i think nole will beat murray this time, should they meet in the semi.

5) speaking of semi’s, there could that fedal semi. the holiest of tennis matches. not a word more about them yet, reason being: roddick could get through to the semi, i mean, fed got pretty lucky the last time they played, right? and i can’t be too sure fed will make it past baghdatis, let alone roddick….again…it would be another battle. i know everybody thinks fed “owns” roddick. but times change. (davydenko)

conclusion: whomever makes through the federer/nadal side will be exhausted and going down to murray or, more likely, nolee.

dumb to pick against rog or rafa? sure. but didn’t sean pick cilic or murray to win? he-he… money.

jane Says:

Well Nadal may not have played a top ten player, true, but neither has Fed, or Djoko, or Murray, or Roddick…. But while Ancic and Scheuttler are both past their primes, I suspect, they are nonetheless good, attacking players (Rainer from the baseline and Mario more at the net, when he can get there). I do think Kohls is a tougher opponent than either of them, ranked at 30 or 31? Kohls took a set off Federer at Wimbledon last year, not to mention upsetting Roddick at the AO in 08 and Djoko at the FO in 09 so I knew this would be a tough second round match for Novak, just as I knew Fish can be very tough to play on US soil, and particularly at IW, where, traditionally, he seems to play well. So it’s not like Djoko’s early opponents have been easy, at least not in my opinion, though others may see it differently. I do realize we all tend to fret more for our faves. Just human nature, I suppose.

jane Says:

conty, love your analysis BUT Murray is on Fed’s side isn’t he? Wouldn’t it be Nadal-Nole semi, and Murray-Fed/RoddicK?

contador Says:

yep. i do that when the draw isn’t right in front of me…oops.

and i’d prefer a fedal in an atp 1000 semi, not the final, i confess.

either way. nolee over worn out nadal

murray over roddick…..heaven forbid murray over federer. rather have roddick over federer or baggy over federer….if fed must lose to someone, that is.

nolee over murray it is, Jane.

nole’s opponent was not easy last night. but he’ll be much better from here to the semi.

murray has no challenge from russell. can’t imagine it.

but his matches after today could be, might be tough.

Ben Pronin Says:

Jane, I didn’t think Ancic would even get to Nadal. The guy has missed so much tennis, there’s no way he was going to be prepared for Nadal.

Djokovic has played two, if not quality, then certainly players who can are more than capable of getting super hot. And digging out these wins should toughen him up, as long as they don’t drain him too much.

Contador, you don’t like Roddick in Federer’s draw? As much as I’d love to see Roddick avenge his Wimbledon loss at some point, we’re going to have to wait a while. Roddick is Federer’s whipping boy.

contador Says:

i watched some of the ancic /nadal match and most of rainy’s match. mario, looked out of sorts, bad or was too uptight playing nadal he was fabulous matched against benneteau, brav-o.

i don’t think nadal has been properly tested yet, nor has murray-this tournament, that is.

the feli-soda is a match i wish i could be watching-soon and for some reason sela v robredo sounds fun.

contador Says:

ha-ha, ben pronin. one never can be too certain.

imagine how cool roddick would feel to get a win over federer. died and gone to heaven with davy and benny.

roddick may win indian wells, in such a case.

Ben Pronin Says:

I don’t know. He beat Federer in Miami a couple of years ago for only his second win and then suffered his first ever loss to Davydenko in the next round.

Roddick would die and go to heaven if he beat Fed in a slam. Outside would be great but he’s suffered plenty of heart breakers in the slams and he would just love to get him once there.

Nonetheless, history has shown that Federer will beat Roddick almost always.

contador Says:

okay. that’s most logical.

yeah, i probably overstated an atp 1000 win over federer for roddick. so go roddick! or baggy. unless fed plans to win murray. i hate that murray-fed h2h on the atp site all the time.

the nadal one i tolerate, knowing the breakdown, seriously.

but federer must make it 6-6 with murray! *giggling*

jane Says:

contador, I have a feeling the Blake/Almagro match will be the match of the day! Don’t ask me why. But they each have a lot of potential. These 2 have not played since RG in 2006!!! Where Blake won! Now, you’d think, if Blake beat him on clay, he can certainly beat him on hard. But Blake was playing pretty well in 06 I think. Anyhow, Blake should win, as you mentioned earlier, but who knows? This could be a good one.

Baggy will not beat Fed. Fed is 6-0 versus Baggy. My prediction is that one set will be tight, maybe a tiebreak or 7-5, and then Fed will win the next set much more easily, with one or two breaks. I honestly think, like you, that Roddick could be more of a threat, and certainly take a set off Fed. And if Roddick beats Fed, I agree with you that he could win the whole shebang.

I still maintain that Rafa looks to be in great form.

O-Kerr Says:

conty, I don’t think Roger will lose to Murray any more except due to some mental lapse or physical ailment. None of the top players are match grooved having not played since AO. Novak is the exception who has played too many matches. The effect of not playing enough and playing too much could turn out to be equal. We never know.
Among the ones I watched, Berdych and Nadal have played cleaner tennis, Roger not far behind. I did not get to watch Murray’s match so I don’t know and will find out when he faces a tougher opponent. Baghy will give Roger another opportunity to up his level. As the tournament goes on, I can see him getting better.
Besides Roger-Baghy tonight, I don’t know what else to watch today.

Long Live The King Says:

Hiya Vonnie,

so great to see your posts :) dont worry about the crazy whackos here. too many of them….. best to just ignore them! I know it’s so much tougher for you to ignore such nut-heads as they hound you insanely, but just remember that every-time you ignore, you make me smile :) so keep trying dear :)

also, regarding, A-rod, I was praying he would land in joker’s half and set up an andy-fed final, but well, that is why they call it a “draw”. will try my best to be on tennis-x for that roger-roddick match, should roger make it thus far….. I can positively say, an a-rod win would make me happy knowing that you will be in much better mood with that result.

many hugs to you, in advance, to keep you relaxed through a-rod’s matches :) he needs you to stay calm and keep sending all the good vibes you can, von :)

contador Says:

O-kerr, i hope you are right. not that i dislike murray, i dislike him beating federer, even other than slams.

about how one gets back in the game after an absence? i dunno. it would depend on the injury, illness, the individual, and so on- yes, we’ll see.

as far as matches to watch today? as Jane says, the blake v alamagro one could be a match-up, but…yeah, not ever sure of blake’s form anymore.

feeling sorta ho-hum on the murray match. cant watch at the moment anyway. and roddick/de bakker doesn’t fascinate.

have to wait for later tonight and see what gets recorded.

i am at work. i can check in and watch livescore…some.

like i see murray easily took the first set and bartoli lost to radwanska. i be looking for the soda scores soon.

contador Says:

Jane, i like your: “Baggy will not beat Fed.” emphasis on “NOT”


stu Says:

Blandy’s finding this extremely easy..

Something tells me Djokovic woulda struggled with Michael Russel and used his “he had nothing to lose and hence, was dangerous” excuse.

jane Says:

Ouch stu! That one was bitter. :) But I do see where you’re coming from. One can use that “nothing to lose” line only so much before it begins to sounds like a cliche. Sometimes, it is totally true; other times it is hogwash. : )

stu Says:

still a fan, jane, still a fan :)

Von Says:

Long Live;

Thamks mucho for the encouragement and figuring out the situation. All I can say is OY VEY. It’s at a point where I don’t want to even ask a question if I feel someone makes a statement that sounds ridiculous, because if I do it will be Gunfight at OK Corral. Did you ever see that moive? It’s an old one starring Rory Calhoun; my Dad had a library of old westerns. (Boy what a hunk Calhoun was, and he had the bluest of eyes).I’m asking myself why even bother to post if my questions produce so much anger from those who interfere as I don’t direct anything to them. Maybe that’s the problem, they’d like to be included. LOOOL. The attackers want for me and the non-conformists NOT to post? However, I won’t do that because I’m going to listen to you and I’ll continue to post when I want to and as time permits.

I’m going to hold you to your promise to be around when Fed/Roddick plays, as I’ll need you to give me your shoulder to cry on. Who knows, Roddick might just get fired up enough and do the unthinkable. If that happens, I know you’d not mind as the King has won so much.

I was listening to the commentators on the Tennis Channel and they mentioned that Andy’s focus is on winning another GS (which we all know) and, that translates to the possibility that my sweetie will be around for a couple of years. I think he’ll do something to keep him actively involved in tennis after he retires. So will the King — probably coaching his little girls. If that happens, you’ll see your guy often also for several more years.

Long Live, did you bookmark the links for the live streaming that I had given to you? If not, just let me know and I’ll post them for you again.

Take care hon, and thanks again for the nice words, encouragement, and upliftment.

Von Says:

jane: “But while Ancic and Scheuttler are both *past their primes*, (emphasis added) I suspect, they are nonetheless good, attacking players (Rainer from the baseline and Mario more at the net, when he can get there).”

I suppose I’ll be attacked again for asking you this question, but could you please tell me how on earth Ancic is past his prime? Schuettler has, but he’s always a threat, and if I remember correctly, when he played Djoko you were concerned, as you thought him to be a huge threat. But, how could Ancic at 25, be past his prime? This is baffling to me.

Von Says:

Olly: The thread is gone, but I read your post to me yesterday, in which you mentioned “from my keyboard to God’s ears” that Djoko will get to the SF. I wish my keyboard had such powers. I think the draw will definitely get Djoko to the Semi-finals. But, I can tell you that my keyboard is effective only sometimes, and it most certainly was NOT cooperating at all, or it had a mechanical breakdown, when Andy lost the Wimby final to Fed. LOL. Boo-hoo!! Anyway, here’s hoping for good things for all of our faves.

Long Live The King Says:

Hey von :)

great to read that long post of yours. first and foremost, you always have my support to be your passionate self. :) just dont let the nastiness of tennis-x deter you, dear.

regarding the movie, i haven’t even heard of it. I will make a mental note of it. If I forget, I am sure I can count on Ms memory to remind me again, right von? :) also, i am a sucker for blue eyes. not in guys :D (no offense meant to homosexuals) and if you ever want to have a reason to post, think about all the people who miss you, when you dont post. I sure am at the top of that list. tennis-x is so much a better place with your posts, von :) very glad you decided to confirm to your non-confirmist posts, hun :)

also regarding the roger-roddick match, i am sure your smart mind would have noted that I had a clause of “roger reaching thus far” ( obviously I meant roger reaching that far). anyhow, i had a shady suspicion about bag-man and he took out roger as i feared. i am not heart-broken as

1) i half-expected this

2) roger has been messing up at the master’s for a while now

3) i like bag-man!

i hope i am invited to your presidential suite on a-rod’s bandwagon :) gonna be fun cheering for a-rod with you, dear von :) a-rod for the title. go andy go :)

regarding andy playing for another GS. I will pray for him to win one this year – at london/new york. once he wins the GS, you can relax and enjoy andy like I do with Roger now. however, cheering with you has made me realise it’s the journey and not destination. i have had a ball of a time, cheering for andy since our USopen deal :)

and thank you so much for the links von. all my live tennis (very little compared to yester years) is solely courtesy of Von tv ;) i sure will let you know if I lose them.

keep up the spirits hon, A-rod for IW title. I dont wanna jinx your puddle duck (did i get it right?) but he should take care of business tomorrow. quarters on, it is gonna be battle royale and a-rod will need to be at the top of his game.nevertheless keep sending him all the good vibes von, am sure they are very useful aide for a-rod!

keep posting hun, xoxo

krishnan.t.s. Says:

fedexpress derailed by baghdatis….nadal roarin like lion…. man!!!!the best day of my life…..
awesome rafa….. go win it

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