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I can't believe I'm saying this... I miss Federer!!

This doesn't feel like a final without him, it's really really strange Don't get me wrong, it's a brilliant match, but yeah, it's weird!

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Re: I can't believe I'm saying this... I miss Federer!!

a 20 year old and 21 year old, both green... both over-hyped (as they all are these days)... what did you expect

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Believe me, I know what you're feeling, just watching 2 twenty something players(youngsters!) getting tired after only 2 hours of powerfull serve play!
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Re: I can't believe I'm saying this... I miss Federer!!

This could send some hate in my direction, but I get the feeling if one of the finalists had been Federer, I would have walked out of the room after a set, rolling my eyes in disgust... 'here we go again'. This was refreshing for me, even if it was confusing as hell because I didn't really want either to lose.

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Well, you're certainly not going to get any hate from me. I feel exactly the same way. I'll watch Federer win a tight first set and then he just pulls away in the second set and he's off to the races. It's like that every time he plays Blake, Roddick, Hewitt, etc.

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This could send some hate in my direction, but I get the feeling if one of the finalists had been Federer, I would have walked out of the room after a set, rolling my eyes in disgust... 'here we go again'. This was refreshing for me, even if it was confusing as hell because I didn't really want either to lose.
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If Federer was in the finals the match would have more clinical feel to it and a lot more history behind it.

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I wanted Novak and Roger to play for the championship but it wasn't possible. I'm sure we'll see these 2 fighting again soon. I miss Roger too :-(
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You know how they say: if one isn't there, you can do without him

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Frankly, it was nice to have a final without Federer or Nadal. Granted, I prefer to see Nadal in a final but it's nice this way as well.
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Well, I fhound it quite surreal, as though I'd found myself in a parallel universe where Fed didn't exist. And, being a Fed fan, it was sad surreality.
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It was refreshing I think but I would have preffered to see two real big players battle it out. Tsonga played amazing this whole tournament and his level was fine but it would've been more atmospheric for a bigger name to face off with Djokovic. I hope sincerely Tsonga doesn't fade into mediocrity this year and can become a real force on tour.

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It was refreshing I think but I would have preffered to see two real big players battle it out. Tsonga played amazing this whole tournament and his level was fine but it would've been more atmospheric for a bigger name to face off with Djokovic. I hope sincerely Tsonga doesn't fade into mediocrity this year and can become a real force on tour.
Totally disagree. I find it more atmospheric for an underdog to be playing a big name, in a big match. Tsonga was in with a geniune chance to win a Grand Slam title, massive opportunity. I never get excited over tennis anymore really, but when an underdog like Tsonga has a chance to achieve something so massive, it is very entertaining from my point of view.

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It was refreshing I think but I would have preffered to see two real big players battle it out. Tsonga played amazing this whole tournament and his level was fine but it would've been more atmospheric for a bigger name to face off with Djokovic. I hope sincerely Tsonga doesn't fade into mediocrity this year and can become a real force on tour.
To be honest, Tsonga and Djokovic are two real big players. Both deserved to be in the final, both took out the NO 1 and 2 players in the world, in straight sets.

Tsonga will become a force on the tour. Djokovic will threaten for the No1 and 2 spots soon, and Tennis is healthy.


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Re: I can't believe I'm saying this... I miss Federer!!

I missed Roger, too. I saw the first two sets in the middle of the night here, and went back to sleep after ND went up a break in the third. Both played okay some of the time, but lots of nerves, and for every brilliant shot/ralley a score of not. No one will eve know how the Federer vs Djokoivc match would have played out if Roger had been truly well/fit/in form but the particular way it did in straights would not have been. I'm sure of that. Hope Roger gts his full health, strength and joie de vie back on track, and plays some more amazing tennis this year!
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