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post #11 of (permalink) Old 07-06-2012, 11:25 PM
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Re: Federer - Djokovic similarities (Djokovic is having his 'Fed 2005' year)

Fed was superb in 2005. He finally looked like he was prepared for an RG success but Nadal really shocked him big time with his clay game, while at Wimbledon he dropped only one set to Kiefer and beat Hewitt and Roddick in straight sets. The USO Agassi gave it absolutely everything he had and it was a stunning three sets of tennis but the old man had no more to give in the fourth.

Fed was superb in two of those defeats to Safin and Nalbandian and could have easily won either but both of his opponents were just scintillating and deserved their victory. Two wonderful matches. 2005 was high quality.

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