Federer's Priorities

Federer's Priorities

Post by pedrod.. » Fri, 02 Sep 2005 20:03:07


Interesting that Federer will have Roche with him at the Masters Cup
(or whatever it's called these days), but is getting coached by *text
messaging* at the USOpen. I know it goes along with his statements, but
it seems back-assward.
 
 
 

Federer's Priorities

Post by Dave Hazelwoo » Fri, 02 Sep 2005 20:10:43


Quote:
>Interesting that Federer will have Roche with him at the Masters Cup
>(or whatever it's called these days), but is getting coached by *text
>messaging* at the USOpen. I know it goes along with his statements, but
>it seems back-assward.

Must be a reason we are not aware of it seems.

But, with today's technology I am sure they can talk, whiteboard,
video, etc all they need to and there is probably no advantage in
actually being "together" at all. In fact, it is probably less
stressful for both to do it this way. No pressure. No need to have
dinner, etc when they would rather be having leg over and chips at
home <grin>.

 
 
 

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Post by wen.. » Fri, 02 Sep 2005 21:39:13


Quote:

> Interesting that Federer will have Roche with him at the Masters Cup
> (or whatever it's called these days), but is getting coached by *text
> messaging* at the USOpen. I know it goes along with his statements, but
> it seems back-assward.

AIU their arrangement, Roche gets to pick when he wants to work/travel.
Maybe he just didn't want to be in NYC at this time. Also, in other
statements Federer has talked about the importance of working on his game
away from tournaments. So it could be that having Roche at the Master's
Cup is part of plannig what they'll work on in the off-season.

wg

 
 
 

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Post by pedrod.. » Fri, 02 Sep 2005 22:38:18

Quote:



> > Interesting that Federer will have Roche with him at the Masters Cup
> > (or whatever it's called these days), but is getting coached by *text
> > messaging* at the USOpen. I know it goes along with his statements, but
> > it seems back-assward.

> AIU their arrangement, Roche gets to pick when he wants to work/travel.
> Maybe he just didn't want to be in NYC at this time. Also, in other
> statements Federer has talked about the importance of working on his game
> away from tournaments. So it could be that having Roche at the Master's
> Cup is part of plannig what they'll work on in the off-season.

Ah. I'd somehow gotten the impression that Federer got to decide how to
use the very limited time Roche was willing to spend traveling. And
that Roche's role was more tactical than stroke-mechanical. Your take
makes more sense of the facts at hand.
 
 
 

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Post by Javier González Nicolin » Fri, 02 Sep 2005 22:44:16

Quote:

> Interesting that Federer will have Roche with him at the Masters Cup
> (or whatever it's called these days), but is getting coached by *text
> messaging* at the USOpen. I know it goes along with his statements, but
> it seems back-assward.

Is it just me, or is Shanghai a wee bit closer to Roche's home than NYC?
 
 
 

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Post by Vari L. Cinick » Fri, 02 Sep 2005 23:19:35

Quote:

> Interesting that Federer will have Roche with him at the Masters Cup
> (or whatever it's called these days), but is getting coached by *text
> messaging* at the USOpen. I know it goes along with his statements, but
> it seems back-assward.

Federer has said many times over the year that his big priorities this
year are:

1) Win Wimbledon
2) Stay #1 in the rankings
3) Win YEC

Seems to have meant it.

Cheers,

vc

 
 
 

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Post by Whispe » Sat, 03 Sep 2005 04:58:31

Quote:


>> Interesting that Federer will have Roche with him at the Masters Cup
>> (or whatever it's called these days), but is getting coached by *text
>> messaging* at the USOpen. I know it goes along with his statements, but
>> it seems back-assward.

> Federer has said many times over the year that his big priorities this
> year are:

> 1) Win Wimbledon
> 2) Stay #1 in the rankings
> 3) Win YEC

> Seems to have meant it.

> Cheers,

> vc

Clearly he thinks these achievements make you no.1 in everyone's eyes.
Can't really argue - win biggest slam, win the little exo where the best
ranked players play-off, & collect most points for the yr.

I'd add USO to the mix to make it total domination.

 
 
 

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Post by pedrod.. » Sat, 03 Sep 2005 06:42:11

Quote:


> > Interesting that Federer will have Roche with him at the Masters Cup
> > (or whatever it's called these days), but is getting coached by *text
> > messaging* at the USOpen. I know it goes along with his statements, but
> > it seems back-assward.

> Federer has said many times over the year that his big priorities this
> year are:

> 1) Win Wimbledon
> 2) Stay #1 in the rankings
> 3) Win YEC

> Seems to have meant it.

I guess that's the part I have trouble with.
 
 
 

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Post by Robert » Sat, 03 Sep 2005 06:46:23

Quote:


> > Interesting that Federer will have Roche with him at the Masters Cup
> > (or whatever it's called these days), but is getting coached by *text
> > messaging* at the USOpen. I know it goes along with his statements, but
> > it seems back-assward.

> Federer has said many times over the year that his big priorities this
> year are:

> 1) Win Wimbledon
> 2) Stay #1 in the rankings
> 3) Win YEC

I don't understand how anyone (apart from Raj in his attempts to boost
Lendl) could put the YEC ahead of a grand slam. Surely USO is more
important to Fed than YEC? Did he get misquoted?
 
 
 

Federer's Priorities

Post by Vari L. Cinick » Sat, 03 Sep 2005 06:52:12

Quote:


>>Federer has said many times over the year that his big priorities this
>>year are:

>>1) Win Wimbledon
>>2) Stay #1 in the rankings
>>3) Win YEC

>>Seems to have meant it.

> I guess that's the part I have trouble with.

It is weird I grant. But it is an excellent path to happiness to have
high but achievable goals.

If he wins the USO, it is a bonus from this perspective. If he doesn't,
he is still on track to begin next year on his own terms. It is quite
different from not trying, I am guessing.

Cheers,

vc

 
 
 

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Post by Vari L. Cinick » Sat, 03 Sep 2005 06:56:24

Quote:

> I don't understand how anyone (apart from Raj in his attempts to boost
> Lendl) could put the YEC ahead of a grand slam. Surely USO is more
> important to Fed than YEC? Did he get misquoted?

Nope. He repeated it prior to the USO as well.

Cheers,

vc

 
 
 

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Post by wkh.. » Sat, 03 Sep 2005 06:56:45

He needs to hand Roche his check by the end of the year :)

I think Federer has confidence he will win USO

 
 
 

Federer's Priorities

Post by Javier González Nicolin » Sat, 03 Sep 2005 07:00:43

Quote:

> Surely USO is more
> important to Fed than YEC? Did he get misquoted?

Federer seems bent on setting off everybody in RST with his priorities:
first he pisses off the whole career slam camp by stating that he'd
rather have 11 Wimbledons than 10 Wimbledons and 1 FO, and after that
he gave the slamists the fits by placing YEC ahead of USO in his to-do
list for 2005.

;)

 
 
 

Federer's Priorities

Post by Scall » Sat, 03 Sep 2005 08:40:08



Quote:

> > Interesting that Federer will have Roche with him at the
Masters Cup
> > (or whatever it's called these days), but is getting coached
by *text
> > messaging* at the USOpen. I know it goes along with his
statements, but
> > it seems back-assward.

> Is it just me, or is Shanghai a wee bit closer to Roche's home

than NYC?

You are most correct.  I'm surprised everyone else is reading so
much into this.
--
---------------------------
Scall5

 
 
 

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Post by Whispe » Sat, 03 Sep 2005 10:12:44

Quote:


>> I don't understand how anyone (apart from Raj in his attempts to boost
>> Lendl) could put the YEC ahead of a grand slam. Surely USO is more
>> important to Fed than YEC? Did he get misquoted?

> Nope. He repeated it prior to the USO as well.

> Cheers,

> vc

By this he doesn't mean USO is inferior to YEC, just that he's wise not
to aim too high or be too greedy.  He feels the other 3 are more
realistic if he plays well...