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Roger Federer def Marat Safin: 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (4)

Marat woke up in the 3rd set (a bit late, you think?) and gave us some quality tennis. He needs to work on footwork as well as returning the most difficult serves, but that's all too micro for him.

The respect from Federer was obvious. Great way to take care of danger as it was slowly gathering.

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Re: Roger Federer def Marat Safin: 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (4)

expected straight sets win by Federer
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Re: Roger Federer def Marat Safin: 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (4)

Marat gave a good run, but the end result is not too surprising I think?

I did think it would be straight sets.
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Re: Roger Federer def Marat Safin: 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (4)

Good stuff that third set. Roger's looking better and better.
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Re: Roger Federer def Marat Safin: 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (4)

Safin played well actually. Tougher than I expected.
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Re: Roger Federer def Marat Safin: 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (4)

Expected

Wimbledon Upsets:
Safin def. Djokovic 6-4, 7-6, 6-2
Schuettler def. Blake 6-3, 6-7, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
Kudryavtseva def. Sharapova 6-2, 6-4
Tipsarevic def. Roddick 6-7, 7-5, 6-4, 7-6
Dancevic def. Nalbandian 6-4, 6-2, 6-4
Zheng def. Ivanovic 6-1, 6-4
Tanasugarn def. Jankovic 6-3, 6-2
Radwanska def. Kuznetsova 6-4, 1-6, 7-5
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Re: Roger Federer def Marat Safin: 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (4)

Roger's slice BH needs to be banned. It's crazy sickkkkkk
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Re: Roger Federer def Marat Safin: 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (4)

Just as I predicted, Safin would lose in 3 with a tiebreak included.
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Re: Roger Federer def Marat Safin: 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (4)

If safin played like he did in the 3rd, it could have been more of a match.

But Federer's serving was just GOD LIKE.

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I thought Marat looked pretty good. I think he might have a strong summer.

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Re: Roger Federer def Marat Safin: 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (4)

That's the best Federer has served in a while. Whenever he was under pressure he came up with an ace or unreturnable. Safin didn't really show up until the last set and maybe if he had from the start it would have gone the distance. I hope he can take some confidence from this match knowing he can still hang with Fed.
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Re: Roger Federer def Marat Safin: 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (4)

Safin played really well in that last set and would've won that set against most. Federer served better at the end of that set than he has in a long time.

Federer's serve speed was close to Safin's all match long and the placement was amazing.
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Re: Roger Federer def Marat Safin: 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (4)

Glad I got to watch this match, federer served so well, especially in the tiebreak. When he's on like that it's almost impossible to beat him. Some great volleys as well, hopefully I can download this match somewhere soon.

P.S. I wish ESPN could have just stuck with Fed/Safin instead of going back and forth between this match and Roddick's. The flow of the match was disrupted.
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Re: Roger Federer def Marat Safin: 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (4)

Expected result, that third set was good old marat, great power points, good return, solid serve. deserving of a tie break and it all came down to one point marat shanked in the net to give roger match point in his serve.

good third set but as expected, the way roger is playing + grass, straight sets victory and I think fed is gona win wimbledon without losing a set
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Re: Roger Federer def Marat Safin: 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (4)

Anyone who didn't see that coming needs to wake up and face some facts.
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