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Wilander's views on the FO Final

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Re: Wilander's views on the FO Final

Spot on as ever from Wilander.

If you don't have time to watch all that, he's basically saying he was disappointed that Federer never got fired up at any point, tried to hit his shots too flat with little margin for error, didn't change tactics to counter Nadal's ploy of serving to the backhand 99% of the time and that he predicts a tough match for Federer if they meet at Wimbledon.
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Mats should go back to snorting some of that white powder because he's talking absolute rubbish. What kind of body language would he have if he'd get an absolute trashing :retard:
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Mats should go back to snorting some of that white powder because he's talking absolute rubbish. What kind of body language would he have if he'd get an absolute trashing :retard:
yep...what should federer do? fist pump when he wins a point after being down 5-1.
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Only for european I'm afraid
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Spot on as ever from Wilander.

If you don't have time to watch all that, he's basically saying he was disappointed that Federer never got fired up at any point, tried to hit his shots too flat with little margin for error, didn't change tactics to counter Nadal's ploy of serving to the backhand 99% of the time and that he predicts a tough match for Federer if they meet at Wimbledon.
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yep...what should federer do? fist pump when he wins a point after being down 5-1.
That's the difference between Nadal and Federer. Nadal get fired up after winning a point when 5-1 down. That's why he has come back from 5-1 down against Fed more than once recently and won the set. He is, quite simply, mental tougher and more determined that Fed.
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Mats should go back to snorting some of that white powder because he's talking absolute rubbish. What kind of body language would he have if he'd get an absolute trashing :retard:
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yep...what should federer do? fist pump when he wins a point after being down 5-1.
Remind me again how many French Opens you two jokers have between you? Wilander is an all-time clay great, have some respect for his opinion, he knows just a little more about tennis than you.
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Re: Wilander's views on the FO Final

He said it this year too
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Remind me again how many French Opens you two jokers have between you? Wilander is an all-time clay great, have some respect for his opinion, he knows just a little more about tennis than you.
i guess we should always listen to the experts then (why have forums when there is no room for disagreement?). wilander has said many daft things such as the fact that federer would actually win last year. hes been wrong many times.
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Two weeks we ALL laughed over his 'observation' and, all of a sudden, 'Spot on as ever from Wilander'. As wind blowes....

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Two weeks we ALL laughed over his 'observation' and, all of a sudden, 'Spot on as ever from Wilander'. As wind blowes....
Whatever. Federer got to the final, not many people predicted he would get that far so he wasn't far wrong.

Amazing how people on an internet forum suddenly think themselves experts compared to a guy who has actually won the tournament 3 times and knows what it takes to be successful as a pro on clay.
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Yeah, he was a great player, it's a shame that he is now poor tennis expert and a devoted federer ass kisser.
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This seems to be part of a dialogue that Wilander and Corretja had off the record, I am not sure that it is appropriate that they were recorded, but here it comes: http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/ten...e_d&id=3432371

Corretja: We knew that could happen.



Wilander: But we hoped that when you've won 12 Grand Slams, you would give him a little bit of body language, so that maybe Rafa thinks that Roger thinks he has a chance.



Corretja: Yes, yes, yes.



Wilander: What's happening to all of them against Rafa? The only battle you can battle with him is in the mind. His tennis is too good. Show me a little fire.



Corretja: He gave up. Just ridiculous.



Wilander: I mean, show me some emotion. I don't want to waste my day watching a guy who's that good a player …


Corretja: Me too. I feel like he's probably the greatest, and now I feel like, I can't give you this.


Wilander: Exactly how I feel. I mean, you have to get emotionally involved. Otherwise, you're doing the wrong thing, you have the wrong job. I mean I understand the tactics, the tactics were OK. He was trying to hit the forehand early. He executed horribly.



Corretja: Still, for me -- it's 15-0 in the first game. He misses the first two forehands like this (holds hand close to ground). So flat, no thinking already, on the second point.



Wilander: How many let cords did he have? It's not bad luck.



Corretja: My [broadcast] partner said it was bad luck. I said no, it was bad playing.

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Re: Wilander's views on the FO Final

hey fuk yas shut the fuk up n leave mats alone... dude could party harder than yannick noah every other sunday and that fact alone makes his word gospel...

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