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3 records again yay!

This was the longest Olympic match by game time (4 hours and 26 minutes).

This also was the longest set Roger Federer has played by number of games (19-17) and by time (2 hours and 43 minutes).
You forgot to mention it was the longest three-setter by game time any tournament. Not too surprising the Olympics take this record, as the only tournament with a long third set.

EDIT - I see you mentioned it later.

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from Paul Annacone twitter..O.O

Not something you normally see after a grass match...
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Then why aren't people like Pete Sampras and John McEnroe competing here
Well, they never cared for the Olympics, did they? Sampras didn't enter in 1996 either.
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Re: Olympics SF: Federer overcomes Del Potro 3-6 7-6 19-17

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This is one of those statistics that is both true and misleading. The masters series did not exist before 1990, and there was no Olympic Tennis until 1988 (it was discontinued in the 1920s I think....)

So while this does not detract from what Feds has done, which is incredible, but to hail him as the *ONLY* man to do it is facetious since the greats of the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s *couldn't* have done it even if they had the ability.
I agree, but comparisons could still be made. Did these greats in decades past reach the final of every tournament which was important in their own time? If so, that is equally good.
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Re: Olympics SF: Federer overcomes Del Potro 3-6 7-6 19-17

Tennis could be scrapped from olympics it wouldn't be a big loss.
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Re: Olympics SF: Federer overcomes Del Potro 3-6 7-6 19-17

the Argies gonna win the DC down in Beunos Aires this year and Fed will go and watch Delpo do it
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Re: Olympics SF: Federer overcomes Del Potro 3-6 7-6 19-17

Went to the Tennis yesterday.

Fantastic to see it live, and the crowd was very partisan and pro Federer. Federer was superior, the problem was he was so poor at converting and leaking errors on those points. His serving was immense though.

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Tennis could be scrapped from olympics it wouldn't be a big loss.
Speak for yourself
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Re: Olympics SF: Federer overcomes Del Potro 3-6 7-6 19-17

Del Pony

Oh well at least you have a match to remember and a chance at bronze

And Fed is just Fed nothing further
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Re: Olympics SF: Federer overcomes Del Potro 3-6 7-6 19-17

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Lol @ Olderer struggling with this ballbasher on GRASS

Still, seing Del Fluketro with at least a silver medal is something I didn't want to see.

don't worry , at least Fed is good enough to beat ballbashers at their best , just like Rafa did against Rosol !


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this is dream come true that federer finally going to win olympic gold. i'm so happy that i could cry.

suck it haters, federer is the man
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Lol @ Olderer struggling with this ballbasher on GRASS
lol @ djokovic losing to this ballbasher on GRASS in STRAIGHT SETS
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Re: Olympics SF: Federer overcomes Del Potro 3-6 7-6 19-17

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Lol @ Olderer struggling with this ballbasher on GRASS

Still, seing Del Fluketro with at least a silver medal is something I didn't want to see.
Topspindoctor banned again. That's not good! He can still be very funny without crossing lines and getting banned. At least this is a short one. I hope he is more careful upon return.
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Re: Olympics SF: Federer overcomes Del Potro 3-6 7-6 19-17

fed and roddick nutsos need to ban truthtellers. they feel they've contributed a lot to tennis forums.
it makes their heroes look better.
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