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AO R3: Federer def. Montañés 6-3 6-4 6-4

Not impressed by Roger but got it done in straights.
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Re: AO R3: Federer def. Montanes 6-3 6-4 6-4

Cruise control... next match requires a lot more.

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Re: AO R3: Federer def. Montanes 6-3 6-4 6-4

Indeed, Rogie faced no break points here, but he will face some against Hewitt or Baghdatis. However, he'll beat either of them in the 4th round.
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Re: AO R3: Federer def. Montañés 6-3 6-4 6-4

Eh I like Montañes but he will never be a threat in hard court, he never attacks the ball with flat shots, too used with top spin, but used sometimes the backhand very well, probably one of the easier opponents in rd3 I think Flo Mayer or even Alejo Falla/Istomin/Kubot could have been more dangerous to Federer.

On a sidenote he won 11 games, good job.
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Re: AO R3: Federer def. Montañés 6-3 6-4 6-4

Federer's first real test will be against Davydenko (or Verdasco).
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Too easy.

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Re: AO R3: Federer def. Montañés 6-3 6-4 6-4

backhand wasn't working as well as it worked against Hanescu, but the serve was excellent and I'd take that over the backhand any day, hopefully he keeps serving this well as he moves on, besides that it was routine performance for the GOAT

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Re: AO R3: Federer def. Montañés 6-3 6-4 6-4

Federer evolved into the legendary Frauderror as usual again today, but yet this was not enough for him to loose the match against the wta player Mugtanes, who cannot even return serves even if his life depends on it. I mean seriously, are clowns like this manufactured or hand-picked to play in the atp?

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unbelievably boring match
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Roger was making way too many UEs, specially in his BH side


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Nice practice session, and considering his absymal BH once again, he might need some more.
Not sure if he's going to get anymore though.

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Re: AO R3: Federer def. Montañés 6-3 6-4 6-4

Montanes fought well with the few things he can actually do on a hard court, and served really well and accurately all match, so kudos to him

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Good effort for the liitle guy. Bad match up. Mantanes is no where near Feds level on HC. He played well and kept his game together well. Nothing to be ashamed of.
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Re: AO R3: Federer def. Montañés 6-3 6-4 6-4

Fed's baseline was shaky today, particularly on rally strokes. He's not dealing well with spin, and thats going to be a problem, especially if he goes up against Hewitt (who won't give away nearly as many free points as Montanes).

Fortunately he's looked solid on sitters and flatter strokes, so that bodes well if his opponents are Baghy, Djoker or Davydenko.

He also definitely would prefer night matches.
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Re: AO R3: Federer def. Montañés 6-3 6-4 6-4

typical Fed performance in day sunshine
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