View Full Version : Federer Hires Roche!!!

12-18-2004, 02:27 AM

This is bad news for the rest of the ATP. I mean GOOD GRIEF ROGER! Let the other guys have a chance can't ya?!

Though it does sound like it will only be for the AO, but who knows, if they work well together and Fed wins the thing, it may continue ... and then I might really start worrying about having my shorts for dinner!

12-18-2004, 02:38 AM
WORLD No.1 Roger Federer will link with tennis legend Tony Roche to launch his assault on back-to-back titles in the Australian Open next month.

There is even speculation that the preparation of Federer, 23, has already started in Sydney after secretly flying in from Europe.
The practice sessions will be off limits, but it is understood Federer will train either at Homebush, where he won the 2002 international tournament, the White City complex, or at a private court on the North Shore.

There is no access to the backyard court which is protected by electronic gates and a 10-metre high wall.

The coaching arrangement between Roche and Federer is a personal matter, with Roche recently describing Federer as the best player he has seen since the great Rod Laver.

Roche refused to comment on whether Federer had already arrived or was scheduled to fly in after spending Christmas with his family in Switzerland.

Those close to Roche say it is unlikely he'll take on a full-time role with Federer.

"I think it's a one-off deal because Tony is in Australia and Roger is aiming for consecutive championships," a source told The Sunday Telegraph. "If Tony is available during grand slam time, then maybe it could happen again."

A winning Davis Cup player and coach, Roche won the French Open, reached the Wimbledon and US Open finals and won five Wimbledon doubles titles with John Newcombe.

12-18-2004, 02:51 AM
Sebs thank you! I would be worried about eating your shorts if i were you.

Maybe Fed is one of those guys who plays best on his own :-/

Maybe he and Roche won't get along :-[

Maybe Roche will completely screw up Fed's game :'(

Maybe I better buy new undies! :(

12-18-2004, 04:23 AM
Maybe Fed is one of those guys who plays best on his own Undecided

Maybe he and Roche won't get along Embarassed

Maybe Roche will completely screw up Fed's game

Hey Seb....Don't worry the shorts are safe. There will be a spoiler or two this year. I like playing the lottery too.
But then again you may want to get the olive oil and special seasoning ready!

12-18-2004, 04:41 AM
I think the hiring has more to do with the one Slam Roche has won as a player. Federer must want Roland Garros VERY badly.

12-18-2004, 05:02 AM
I think he is smart to want the FO if that is his goal... Of coarse it is the only one he hasn't won.

12-18-2004, 07:22 AM



OK ... no complaint :P

12-18-2004, 09:56 AM
OMG! It's turned into a Roger-fest!

So much ewwwwwwww.

::) <----------preparing to vomit.

12-18-2004, 10:36 PM
allrighty then ... back to the Fed/Roche topic ...

I believe that the ATP should step in here and prevent this from happening!

Fed is great enough already! ;D