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R1 Doha09: Federer def. Starace 6-2, 6-2

great start of the season, backhand was as solid as it could be and serve was too good, you know you are in trouble when those two are working early for Fed.

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Re: R1 Doha09: Federer def. Starace 6-2, 6-2

i didn't get to watch it, but these numbers are great
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Still not as good as world number 1
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Re: R1 Doha09: Federer def. Starace 6-2, 6-2

Nicely done Rogelio!

I only got home in time for match point but the commentary sounded like he'd played well.

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Re: R1 Doha09: Federer def. Starace 6-2, 6-2

Roger looking pretty sharp I thought, there - all facets working pretty well, forehand under control, far less silly wild errors, backhand looking pretty good. Good tight performance.
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Re: R1 Doha09: Federer def. Starace 6-2, 6-2

Long since I saw Fed as inspired as this. Keep it going.
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Still not as good as world number 1
Good performance, very comfortable. His returning was pretty good, occasional wild error from that. Otherwise the backhand was very good, solid forehand.

Should definitely get to the Semis...
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Roger looking pretty sharp I thought, there - all facets working pretty well, forehand under control, far less silly wild errors, backhand looking pretty good. Good tight performance.
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Good performance, very comfortable. His returning was pretty good, occasional wild error from that. Otherwise the backhand was very good, solid forehand.

Should definitely get to the Semis...
Agreed, if he keeps that level he might dream of semis here...
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Yes, his backhand worked very well today, the service was pretty good (but not his best) as well the forehand, and he had great net points.
I´m happy for Roger.
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But the opponent was a lot more difficult then Santoro.

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Starace's behind-the-back lob

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But the opponent was a lot more difficult then Santoro.
yup, hard court monster Starace is always a tough cookie on fast courts

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yup, hard court monster Starace is always a tough cookie on fast courts
Well, in comparison to the Santoro of now a days... Yes he is

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