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

no idea how return of serverer made it through this one and managed to win a tie break for once
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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.

Also wins his first tie-break against Raonic after 2 tie-breaks lost.

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

Raonic didn't have a single break point.

Federer only had break points in one game, the one where he broke.

As close to an all-serve festival as it gets. Raonic's poor returning and ground game, even more in comparison to Federer's, made the difference. You can't beat a top player by only getting 17% of points off second serve returns, it's just not possible.
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sorry in my mind I thought he had won 7-5 the final set in Madrid

anyway I'm happy he's 2-2 in tie-breaks against Raonic, 2-0 in decisive ones
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Re: Halle QF: Federer def. Raonic 6-7 6-4 7-6

now Roger vs Misha
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This is just amazing! The "old man" beating the monster server in (true) grass! This just shows how good Fed still is! what is the age difference??
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This is just amazing! The "old man" beating the monster server in (true) grass! This just shows how good Fed still is! what is the age difference??
Fed is indeed very good. But beating a player with only one big weapon is hardly evidence of his greatness. Didn't Hewitt do the same in Australia, albeit in slower conditions?

Hopefully Raonic will be a top player one day, but that day hasn't arrived yet. His serve always makes him a threat, but you can't be one of the world's best with just that, he still needs to iron out his return and ground game.
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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.
who cares

All I know is you've repeatedly proved yourself to be a moron saying Fed will win easily every time, and saying he did win easily after the match has finished. All 3 matches have been very close

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Hopefully he overcomes this Fedphobia and defeats him as he was supposed to.
supposed to, are you kidding me? thats just a rediculous statement to make
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THis is true grass.Wimbly courts are just shit.

The UK organizers are stupid,they slowed down the surface while their only player Murray struggle to winning here.
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Ten years younger and can't beat the old man kids these days are just pussies.
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Re: Halle QF: Federer def. Raonic 6-7 6-4 7-6

Reminds me when Roger detroned Pete at Wimbledon. Definitely Milos is the player that can take his succession.

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Reminds me when Roger detroned Pete at Wimbledon. Definitely Milos is the player that can take his succession.
So you say that Raonic is to Fed what Fed was to Sampras? just no! Federer and Sampras are in the other galaxy if compared to players like Raonic. Raonic will never be in their league! just too clumsy and...well you know
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