Federer has still taken the most games off Nadal in a French Open final... - MensTennisForums.com
View Poll Results: Which final do you think was closer?
Nadal vs Federer 2011 28 44.44%
Nadal vs Djokovic 2012 35 55.56%
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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 06-11-2012, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
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Federer has still taken the most games off Nadal in a French Open final...

Djokovic vs Nadal 2012 6–4, 6–3, 2–6, 7–5

4 + 3 + 6 + 5 = 18 games for Djoker

Nadal vs Federer 2011 7–5, 7–6(7–3), 5–7, 6–1

5 + 6 + 7 + 1 = 19 games for Fed

So question is, which final do you think was closer? 2011 or 2012?
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Re: Federer has still taken the most games off Nadal in a French Open final...

Federer was losing NID no matter if the match had gone to 5 sets, at least Nole has things going in his racket, but he has to play perfect against Nadal on this surface.

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Re: Federer has still taken the most games off Nadal in a French Open final...

Guess what he took the biggest beatdown from Nadal in a RG as well.

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Very very very important statistic.
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Federer will be so happy knowing this

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Re: Federer has still taken the most games off Nadal in a French Open final...

Nadal had to be rescued by rain delay this year.

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Re: Federer has still taken the most games off Nadal in a French Open final...

That 4th set is the only relevant statistic.
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Re: Federer has still taken the most games off Nadal in a French Open final...

There was never a point in the Federer match when I thought he could win.
As Djokovic was blowing Nadal off the court for a bit, I of course considered the fact that he might be able to keep it up enough to win. So this year, I'd say.
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Fed was never going to beat nadull at RG even at 2 sets 5 -40 up. Nadull needed the rain and cheating from the Don Toni to secure the win against nadull at RG. Luck has always been Nadulls stronghold , for not getting caught even till this day.

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The difference is the 4th set.

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Nadal had to be rescued by rain delay this year.
Actually, if it wasn't for the rain, Nole would never have won that 3rd set, at least not win it 6-2, because of the rain, the ball didn't bounce as high off the ground as it did before the rain, if last year FO final had the same conditions as this year final, Roger would have had an even better chance...
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The difference is the 4th set.
If I recall correctly, Fed didn't lose after being a break up, or DF when facing matchpoint.
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Nole played a terrible match with the worst serve this entire year. It's a wonder he took Nadal to 4 sets. Fed would be hard pressed to play better clay match than last year though. He had his chances and fucked them up.
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If I recall correctly, Fed didn't lose after being a break up, or DF when facing matchpoint.
Yep, you gonna give it to Fed. He had no mental lapses in that 4th set.
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Re: Federer has still taken the most games off Nadal in a French Open final...

There was a sense of NID with Federer-Nadal final last year, even if the first three sets were close and could have gone either way. Once Fed failed at that DS on set pt, there was the sense that this was going to be another painful choke...
Not the same with Nadal-Djokovic, but Fedal quality was actually greater last year It was actually a good match, though not the result I wanted.

IMO, The one time Federer genuinely had a shot at Nadal was in 2006 when he outplayed him in the first set only to go away in the next two sets. The pressure of 4 in a row and his H2H against Nadal was clear for all to see.

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