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Federer into Madrid final- def. Kiefer 6-4,6-4

Good solid match, apart from the as usual awful BP conversion rate

He needs to be on top of his game tomorrow against Fat Dave
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Good solid match, apart from the as usual awful BP conversion rate
Yeah, what is it with Fed and BP conversions? Did Kiefer step it up on BPs or did Fed just blow them?

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Good serving from Federer.

At least Kiefer didn't get broken due to being too nice, when he could have aimed that one shot at Federer's body (Federer got to the passing shot attempt and won the point). .

Good week for Kiwi.
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Federer blew some, but Kiefer was very aggresive in is BPs.

Federer hasnt lost serve in this tournament so far, I think this might change tomorrow.
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Kiefer saved the BP more than Fed lost them. Solid play by Roger and good to see Kiefer back. Kiwi's volleys . Hoping to see a superb match tomorrow against Nalbo. Should be fun.
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Fed 2/12 on BP. Kiefer played very well to save them, but fed also made some strange decisions.
Kiefer was really good, I enjoyed the match. Some phenomenal shots on both sides.
Still, good luck to Nalby in the finals!
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70% of the BP's were just good aggressive play from kiefer. 30% were blown due to him missing some and being passive on others.

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Yeah, what is it with Fed and BP conversions? Did Kiefer step it up on BPs or did Fed just blow them?
To Kiwi's credit he gave almost nothing away on those BP's. He either hit good solid deep shots keeping Federer pinned to the back of the court, then came in to finish the point off at the net. He also varied it by serving and volleying every now and then.

There were some foolish errors of course on some of the BP's from Roger but for the most part Kiefer did well. My only qualm against Roger is that he played good points pushing the play during the Kiefer service game but on the BP's reverted to a more passive game waiting for Kiefer to make the mistakes which did not come.

If he does the same against Dave tomorrow he will be in trouble.
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Federer hasnt lost serve in this tournament so far, I think this might change tomorrow.
Didn't even realize that

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Just another day in the office for JesusFed. Nalbi will have to top his game against Rafa and Nole if he's to have any shot at winning.
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Kiefer saved the BP more than Fed lost them. Solid play by Roger and good to see Kiefer back. Kiwi's volleys . Hoping to see a superb match tomorrow against Nalbo. Should be fun.
That easy volley at 4:4, 0:15 (IIRC) was . Right into the net.
And in the first set, he handed Federer the break with a df. But I won't complain that much, since he saved so many.
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Good solid match, apart from the as usual awful BP conversion rate

He needs to be on top of his game tomorrow against Fat Dave
I think Kiefer deserves quite a bit of the credits for Fed not being able to convert so many BPs - he played very well indeed when having to defend those BPs. Not unlike Lopez yesterday, BTW.

Anyway, solid-but-nothing-special match from Fed, though there were quite a few amazing shots in the second set. And of course, very good serving by Fed - it looks like that his serve is by now by far the shot that brings him the most points, at least on HC. Call it a regular day at the office for Fed.

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