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IW R3: Federer def Raonic 6-7 (4) 6-2 6-4

Rather disappointing match.

Feverer stepped it up when he needed to, though.

Roger couldn't return a serve to save his live in the first. Milos won 96% points from his 1st serves.

In the second he started to get a better read on Milos serve, who dropped a level as well: bam, 6-2.

Third set was a bit of a struggle from both. Some great shots from Roger sealed the break and then it was all over.

I'm impressed with Milos composure and calmness. He belongs on the big courts.

I can't see Roger getting past SF here.

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A good thing. Roger converted his only BP in 3rd set.

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Re: IW R3: Federer def Raonic 6-7 6-2 6-4

Decent match, lots of nice winners, Milos has nothing to be ashamed of really aside from trusting Mo with those two balls Would love to see them face off on grass.

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Raonic served like utter crap in the last 2 sets, could barely make a first serve.

But good learning experience and good that he took a set.

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Too close for comfort for Federer.

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Man did Milos get hosed at 0-15 in that final game, but why he didn't at least challenge that is beyond me.

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Re: IW R3: Federer def Raonic 6-7 6-2 6-4

Raonic should have challenged twice. Even then he did well and will learn a lot from this match.

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What was with the line calling during the last game? I'm genuinely asking, I ran to the bathroom and didn't see it.

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Re: IW R3: Federer def Raonic 6-7 (4) 6-2 6-4

A year ago or so doubt Fed would have won this match after that disgusting first set . Raonic and his trusting to Lahyani
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Good win for Federer. Raonic played great, and his serve was on fire in the first set. But as the match progressed, Federer started to read Raonic's serve better.

I have to note though that there were 2 bad calls in the the third that went against Raonic. He should have challenged, but the umpire gave him bad advice. haha
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Rather disappointing match.

Feverer stepped it up when he needed to, though.

Roger couldn't return a serve to save his live in the first. Milos won 96% points from his 1st serves.

In the second he started to get a better read on Milos serve, who dropped a level as well: bam, 6-2.

Third set was a bit of a struggle from both. Some great shots from Roger sealed the break and then it was all over.

I'm impressed with Milos composure and calmness. He belongs on the big courts.

I can't see Roger getting past SF here.
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Federer in his element as he allows the miscall to stand. You could tell he felt some guilt on the ensuing point but this Federer will do anything to win so it's no surprise. No matter, he will be nadal's pigeon in a couple of nights.

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Re: IW R3: Federer def Raonic 6-7 (4) 6-2 6-4

As I expected, when Raonic was serving well, he was holding his service games comfortably. In the last two sets his 1st serve percentage dropped to 50% and Federer broke him thrice. But congrats to Raonic for playing good tie-break, especially nice kick-serves at 0:1 and 5:4 in the TB, they helped a lot to hang in there 30 minutes longer

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Good win for Federer. Raonic played great, and his serve was on fire in the first set. But as the match progressed, Federer started to read Raonic's serve better.

I have to note though that there were 2 bad calls in the the third that went against Raonic. He should have challenged, but the umpire gave him bad advice. haha
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