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At their best who is better Federer or Safin?

At their best who is better Federer or Safin?

I say Safin, just too much power in all departments. And I think Safin is a better fighter in 5-setters.
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Re: At their best who is better Federer or Safin?

Federer. If he plays his best, he won't need five sets to defeat Safin.


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Re: At their best who is better Federer or Safin?

Federer, without a doubt.

Oh, and the next time Safin faces Roger on the court, I don't think it will be the same result. Roger has something to prove...........................poor safin.



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Re: At their best who is better Federer or Safin?

Rogi definitely won't be in a good mood after the AO final. I predict 4 sets MAX on Fed. Last time I bet on "oaf" as I understandably see him called 'round these parts proved fatal to the precious v$.
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Re: At their best who is better Federer or Safin?

Fed leads the all-time series 6-2 with some very decisive victories. Safin beat him 9-7 in the fifth. Fed also served something like 53% first serves that entire match. He started out the match serving poorly, and ended it that way. Fed also won the first set when Marat served about 80% of his first serves in.
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Fed leads the all-time series 6-2 with some very decisive victories. Safin beat him 9-7 in the fifth. Fed also served something like 53% first serves that entire match. He started out the match serving poorly, and ended it that way. Fed also won the first set when Marat served about 80% of his first serves in.

Thanks for reminding everyone of that. I think sometimes that is forgotten. I think I am one of the few that doesn't feel that Safin truly learnt the "secret" to beat Roger. On some levels, I feel as though Roger handed the match to Safin. Nevertheless, it was a great match.



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Re: At their best who is better Federer or Safin?

This poll has a flaw. You can select both.

Anyway, Fed is near untouchable at his best and Safin is not far behind, but I give Fed the edge.

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Re: At their best who is better Federer or Safin?

It is 6-2 in favor of Federer head-to-head but what is the head-to-head in slams? We all know Safin values slams a lot more than other tournaments.
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This poll has a flaw. You can select both.

Anyway, Fed is near untouchable at his best and Safin is not far behind, but I give Fed the edge.

You are allowed to select both if you can't make up your mind or special cases such as multipool personality/Goran1,2 etc.
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Re: At their best who is better Federer or Safin?

No doubt about it, Federer by a long shot. Federer at his best (game wise, not accomplishment wise), I think might be the greatest player that has ever played the game. His form at last years USO was amazing. Safin is very good too, but not as good as Federer.
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