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Toronto SF: Federer def. Djokovic 6/1, 3/6, 7/5

Average match I suppose, but I expected Federer to win either way. Federer probably should have capitalized on his chances in the second set, especially since he was a break up, but he let Novak back in the match with some poor decisions.

Anyways, the match had more to do with Novak playing not so well than Roger playing good. Federer was just solid at the crucial moments while Novak had a couple lapses of concentration even when he wasn't under the gun. In fact, I thought Novak played better when he needed to and then when he needed to just hold, he cooled down.

There was a pretty entertaining 22 point game at 3:3 in the second set with both playing above average tennis with Novak finally being able to hold. Federer subsequently then got broken in the very next game and Novak held to take the 2nd set.

3rd set was a dramatic one. Federer started out solid and Djokovic was playing bad. Roger then blew a 4-1 lead and continued to struggle to hold serve. Roller-coaster match but Roger managed to hold on when he absolutely needed to and Novak couldn't.

Should be a very entertaining match tomorrow against Murray

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Mugtastic match from Fed. he should 've won 6-1 6-2. If he played like the first set all the time, he'd be still No.1

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Re: Toronto SF: Federer def. Djokovic 6/1, 3/6, 7/5

Great match overall.

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Re: Toronto SF: Federer def. Djokovic 6/1, 3/6, 7/5

Federer should have wrapped this up earlier and Djokovic should have won it once it got down to the latter stages. Entertaining match, albeit a strange one.
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Re: Toronto SF: Federer def. Djokovic 6/1, 3/6, 7/5

Fed providing all the drama this week. Dissapointing for Novak, fought so hard to come back after a dreadful start only to have chances and then get broken when having game point. Jury is still out on him unfortunately.
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Average match I suppose, but I expected Federer to win either way. Federer probably should have capitalized on his chances in the second set, especially since he was a break up, but he let Novak back in the match with some poor decisions.

Anyways, the match had more to do with Novak playing not so well than Roger playing good. Federer was just solid at the crucial moments while Novak had a couple lapses of concentration even when he wasn't under the gun. In fact, I thought Novak played better when he needed to and then when he needed to just hold, he cooled down.

There was a pretty entertaining 22 point game at 3:3 in the second set with both playing above average tennis with Novak finally being able to hold. Federer subsequently then got broken in the very next game and Novak held to take the 2nd set.

3rd set was a dramatic one. Federer started out solid and Djokovic was playing bad. Roger then blew a 4-1 lead and continued to struggle to hold serve. Roller-coaster match but Roger managed to hold on when he absolutely needed to and Novak couldn't.

Should be a very entertaining match tomorrow against Murray

I'll upload the stats in just a moment.
Wow...there is no way you wrote that in 1 min. The match just got over!
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Re: Toronto SF: Federer def. Djokovic 6/1, 3/6, 7/5

Certainly entertaining regardless

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Re: Toronto SF: Federer def. Djokovic 6/1, 3/6, 7/5

That was a cracking match.
I found myself cheering on Djokovic in the 3rd, what a fighter.
I'm finding myself liking him more and more every time I see him.

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Re: Toronto SF: Federer def. Djokovic 6/1, 3/6, 7/5

That was not an average match at all. It had all the ingredients of what makes a good match: quality, chokes, drama, clutch, luck, epic points, jaw dropping shots and emotion. Intense all in all, but maybe a bit of an anti climax a bit in the end with Nole's last service game - I give you that.

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Re: Toronto SF: Federer def. Djokovic 6/1, 3/6, 7/5



too flaky from both players, but they both wanted to win or go down on their own terms: attacking, attacking and attacking

some superb moments of tennis, a pretty entertaining match

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Re: Toronto SF: Federer def. Djokovic 6/1, 3/6, 7/5

A bit weird because as soon as it looked like one guy had the other down properly, they immediately took the foot off the gas and allowed the other to catch up again.

Could have gone either way at the end but Novak wasted chances and then kept throwing in a couple of loose points together - Roger just that little bit more solid under pressure at the end.

Some very good tennis interspersed with quite a lot of errors from both, neither would be entirely happy with that performance.
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Re: Toronto SF: Federer def. Djokovic 6/1, 3/6, 7/5

Watching Fed play nowadays is so painful. But the results last 2 matches have been good
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That was not an average match at all. It had all the ingredients of what makes a good match: quality, chokes, drama, clutch, luck, epic points, jaw dropping shots and emotion. Intense all in all, but maybe a bit of an anti climax a bit in the end with Nole's last service game - I give you that.

Should be good vs. Murray.
Well average might be a harsh you're right.

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Re: Toronto SF: Federer def. Djokovic 6/1, 3/6, 7/5

JESUSFED in the 1st set, Nole looked like a scared junior. Then Federror came into the match at 2-0 30-0 and then the rest is history!!

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