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Who impressed you more in their first comeback match: Safin or Federer?

I personally thought that Marat looked less rusty than Roger. What do you think?
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Re: Who impressed you more in their first comeback match: Safin or Federer?

marat looked much better.

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Re: Who impressed you more in their first comeback match: Safin or Federer?

But Roger is wiser, he took a loong rest for a minor injury while Marat took a relatively short rest for a major one...

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Re: Who impressed you more in their first comeback match: Safin or Federer?

Roger certainly will improve as he progresses
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Re: Who impressed you more in their first comeback match: Safin or Federer?

It is partly to do with who their opponents were. Blake played a hardcourt final only 2 weeks ago
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Re: Who impressed you more in their first comeback match: Safin or Federer?

Neither was impressive.
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Re: Who impressed you more in their first comeback match: Safin or Federer?

Neither. I expected Federer to win, and I'm not impressed by anything Marat does unless he wins the tournament.
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Re: Who impressed you more in their first comeback match: Safin or Federer?

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Neither. I expected Federer to win, and I'm not impressed by anything Marat does unless he wins the tournament.
man doyou hold marat to some extreme standards!!

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Re: Who impressed you more in their first comeback match: Safin or Federer?

i guess marat, just because i didn't even think he'd win lol, roger didn't impress me at all but i'm assuming he'll get better after a few more matches

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Re: Who impressed you more in their first comeback match: Safin or Federer?

can't comment... didn't see either match...

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Re: Who impressed you more in their first comeback match: Safin or Federer?

safin was looking good in the 2nd set. fed was a little pissed of at himself but of course pulled through..i'll go with safin but i'm biased!

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Re: Who impressed you more in their first comeback match: Safin or Federer?

Hard to say, Jan Hernych made a whole bunch of errors and has nothing to hurt his opponents other than consistency. Blake on the other hand has a monster serve and a huge FH.
Fed however was missing easy volleys and was aced quite a bit which is very unusual, Safin looked really shitty initially but stepped it up in the end.

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Re: Who impressed you more in their first comeback match: Safin or Federer?

Blake is way better than Hernych.
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Re: Who impressed you more in their first comeback match: Safin or Federer?

Fed is playing even worse today against Kiwi, cya Fed

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Re: Who impressed you more in their first comeback match: Safin or Federer?

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Blake on the other hand has a monster serve
Nah. Fed just sucked and got aced much more than usual. Blake doesn't get too many freebies off his serve. He has a good serve, but its not monster-like
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