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Easy first round win for Federer!

Ok, not really, he won 6-7 7-6 6-4, that was just an Alexito "bird call"... :P

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Re: Easy first round win for Federer!

With all due respect to Roger, he didn't win the match - Soderling lost it.
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Re: Easy first round win for Federer!

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With all due respect to Roger, he didn't win the match - Soderling lost it.
Oh come on, Soderling only double-faulted at 6-6 in the 2nd set tie-break and at Rogers second matchpoint. That's all!

No really, this was one hell of a scary match to follow. I hope Roger manages to lift his game a little against Mayer, or it's really going to cost me some years of my life!

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[QUOTE=Purple Rainbow]Oh come on, Soderling only double-faulted at 6-6 in the 2nd set tie-break and at Rogers second matchpoint. That's all! /QUOTE]

But that is precisely the point! He was too good on serve for Roger and that is what kept him in the match. If he hadn't doublefaulted at 6/6 in the tiebreak, he would have had 1 matchpoint...maybe he would have won, maybe not. But he would have been the favourite to win the tb serving like that.

And at 5/4 30/40...would have been deuce and a possible hold to 5/5. Maybe a tiebreak...maybe a win.

He had Roger on the ropes - you can't doublefault twice like that. Roger was gifted the final point of the match.
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Re: Easy first round win for Federer!

thank God Roger got through. what was all that fuss with the line? i didn't get it as i was on the other side of the glass window and couldn't hear anything.


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Re: Easy first round win for Federer!

Roger showed some good heart, painting the lines with his forehand on match point down i read...
i knew today would be a tough match, not this tough... and its still a tricky draw with mayer, possibly pimpim then Nadal.
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Re: Easy first round win for Federer!

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But that is precisely the point! He was too good on serve for Roger and that is what kept him in the match. If he hadn't doublefaulted at 6/6 in the tiebreak, he would have had 1 matchpoint...maybe he would have won, maybe not. But he would have been the favourite to win the tb serving like that.

And at 5/4 30/40...would have been deuce and a possible hold to 5/5. Maybe a tiebreak...maybe a win.

He had Roger on the ropes - you can't doublefault twice like that. Roger was gifted the final point of the match.


I was being ironic mate! I know us Rogi fans should be really grateful for Soderlings fragile mental state! Next time I'll make an ironic comment I will use the smiley, okay!

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I was being ironic mate! I know us Rogi fans should be really grateful for Soderlings fragile mental state! Next time I'll make an ironic comment I will use the smiley, okay!
A smilie would help yeah! Sorry i misquoted you
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thank God Roger got through. what was all that fuss with the line? i didn't get it as i was on the other side of the glass window and couldn't hear anything.
Roger hit a ball a bit long, no call, Soderling basically stoped playing, raising his arms like "WTF this ball is out", then finally hit the next ball and pass Federer who was at the net...
I think Federer complained that Soderling made it as if he stopped playing but still finished the point... to which the ref replied something like: "Were you thinking i would come down to check the mark Roger!?"
Then Federer asked for the supervisor, hoping to get the point replayed... guess he was wrong but i guess he wanted a little break (which served nothing since he lost the game on next point).

Hope this is clear

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Re: Easy first round win for Federer!

thanks, pinky.

the crowd didn't seem to like that.


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Great- another Dubai in the making.
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"Afterwards he won the point anyway by serving an ace and then jeered right into my face so it's certainly a problem with him right now," said Federer. BBC Sport
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Re: Easy first round win for Federer!

Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu Roger
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Re: Easy first round win for Federer!

tough match for Rog...glad he pulled it off.
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Re: Easy first round win for Federer!

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thanks, pinky.

the crowd didn't seem to like that.
Hey, it took a while for the guys to start booing...if that happened at the FO, it would have been a total (but funny) disaster

My mum who has something like a crush on Roger called me after the match saying:"Oh, did you see how Federer sat down in the middle of the game, looking like a little mad child? So cute!"...yes mum

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