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Re: Halle QF: Federer def. Raonic 6-7 6-4 7-6

would have been awful if roger had lost this when milos couldnt earn a break point all match
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Raonic still learning.
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Did you even watch the match? He was hitting GOAT winners, groundstrokes were confident, and the serve was extremely consistent throughout. Plus he was very clutch at the end.
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Re: Halle QF: Federer def. Raonic 6-7 6-4 7-6

Disappointing from Raonic towards the end of the match. He got into a return game but found the net with a FH in a strong position and then a slice into the net to lose the game. Didn't do much better in the breaker either.
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Disappointing from Raonic towards the end of the match. He got into a return game but found the net with a FH in a strong position and then a slice into the net to lose the game. Didn't do much better in the breaker either.
he could have broke to love in that game, won 2 points, and had the other 2 on his racket, and made 2 stupid errors, that pissed me off

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Re: Halle QF: Federer def. Raonic 6-7 6-4 7-6

Raonic's serve is certainly a huge weapon which makes him dangerous on grass but he doesn't have a lot else to back it up. Only winning 17% on 2nd serve is proof of that. Even when Fed dropped the 1st set, you never thought he was in any danger of losing the match.

I'm sure most players will want to avoid him at Wimbledon because of his serve but you also have to assume a good player who can get a read on it and expose his poor movement will be able to handle him.

As much as I want the young players to do well, it's really hard to root for Raonic. He has a horrible game and he's boring to watch.
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Hopefully he overcomes this Fedphobia and defeats him as he was supposed to.
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Re: Halle QF: Federer def. Raonic 6-7 6-4 7-6

Game went exactly as predicted. Raonic had a monster serve and it still wasn't enough. It's enough for one set, no more. That said, his serving in the 3rd set, up to the TB was absolutely flawless, Fed could barely get a point off Raonic's serve, but you can't beat a guy like Fed with nothing but serves.
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Re: Halle QF: Federer def. Raonic 6-7 6-4 7-6

Fed breaks a 4 tie-break lost streak, which is very important before Wimbledon because tie-breaks often go by streaks and very seldom does he have such bad tie-break streaks.

His game was encouraging even though the serve was not as great as the score lets people think.
I haven't seen him play that well in Halle for several years.

Before grass season, I was less optimistic about Raonic's abilities on grass than many people : I saw today what I thought, that he's more comfortable with high balls from the baseline than with low balls.

That said his serve is impressive and in Wimbledon second week the bounce will be better for him.
Better not draw him in R16

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His forehand is only accurate when he has time to prepare it imo. On such a fast surface, he's too serve dependent as he doesn't have the time to prepare his groundstrokes.
yes, but also he's much more comfortable with a high bounce, both on the forehand and the backhand.
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yep, just like the straight sets easy win for fed you predicted
you think fed never had close matches against serve bots? fed clutching it out against these one dimensional clowns is exactly what i find so fascinating when watching these matches.
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