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AO R3 Federer def. Safin 6-3,6-2,7-6

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AO R3: Federer def. Safin 6-3, 6-2, 7-6(5)

solid first two sets from Federer (painting the lines on many occasions ) and erratic from Safin with too many UE, in the third set Safin was much better but too little too late, Safin foot faulted in the tiebreak

well done Roger Berdych next.

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Re: AO R3 Federer def. Safin 6-3,6-2,7-6

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Re: AO R3 Federer def. Safin 6-3,6-2,7-6

Federer was PUMPED at the end and it's good to see!
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Re: AO R3 Federer def. Safin 6-3,6-2,7-6

awful tiebreak... awesome second set (fed)
never in doubt though
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Re: AO R3 Federer def. Safin 6-3,6-2,7-6

Roger was great in this one. Marat showed some nice fight in that third set and had some chances.

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As expected, Safin could only match him for one set.

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Re: AO R3 Federer def. Safin 6-3,6-2,7-6

amazing match point, bekhand supreme from Roger

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good mental toughness from federer there after almost choking the tb, he comes up with three fantastic points.
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Re: AO R3 Federer def. Safin 6-3,6-2,7-6

This is the third time I've seen Safin with a foot fault for crossing the imaginary middle line and all of them on crucial points. At least this time the middle line judge called it, first two times it was a baseline judge.
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Amazing Roger. I never doubted you for a microsecond.
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This is the third time I've seen Safin with a foot fault for crossing the imaginary middle line and all of them on crucial points. At least this time the middle line judge called it, first two times it was a baseline judge.
Safin footfaults practically the whole match. I can understand why he was mad - if you're not calling it the whole match and then sudden in the tiebreaker call it at such a crucial spot it's unfair.
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Unlucky son, he gave it his best in the final set and he got the footfault out of his mind well.
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