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Loses a set to a nobody qualifier, gets humiliated in the final by a superior player... It looks like Federer' strategy to win the French Open will have to include prayers.
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Re: A disastrous clay season start for Federer

idk i guess maybe what richard did at mc last year against nadal almost wokred, a lil volleying never hurt noone, i played on clay and i believe u can win volleying

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Loses a set to a nobody qualifier, gets humiliated in the final by a superior player... It looks like Federer' strategy to win the French Open will have to include prayers.
Since when was reaching a Masters' Series Final deemed to be "disastrous", and losing a tight match in 4 sets (with two tie-breakers) called "humiliation". What a very strange post this is

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Re: A disastrous clay season start for Federer

I'm irritated, but I can't understand how you can call this disastrous. He reached the final in a tournament that is usually the best preparation for RG, gained even more points (as if he needed a greater lead over everybody else), played some great tennis (beating some solid players), and at the very least, fought a bit against the best clay court player. It might not have ended the way Federer fans would have liked, but objectively speaking, it's quite a good start for Roger.

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idk i guess maybe what richard did at mc last year against nadal almost wokred, a lil volleying never hurt noone, i played on clay and i believe u can win volleying
I did like a lot of his volleys today, though (surprisingly enough, they impressed me more than his back court game, at least relatively speaking - considering that his ground strokes are better than his volleys). Maybe serving and volleying could help him, but if he tries that, he has to get his first serves in and place them well. And if he's trying to work his way into the net, he has to get good approach shots going or else he'll be passed easily. But he did do this pretty well today, and it was fun to see Nadal making him hit more shots - got some good quality points there.



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Since when was reaching a Masters' Series Final deemed to be "disastrous", and losing a tight match in 4 sets (with two tie-breakers) called "humiliation". What a very strange post this is
i wondered about this too.


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Re: A disastrous clay season start for Federer

It's actually an improvement, considering Federer has never gotten past the quaters of Monte Carlo. I think Fed will dominate clay in a couple years time, he's gotten so much better over the last few years.

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Just how is losing in a Final of a MASTERS to the reigning FO Champion Disastrous?

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Re: A disastrous clay season start for Federer

He got farther in this tournament than he ever has before, and lost to the only player you could really call his rival. I'd say this is a great start for his clay season.

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Re: A disastrous clay season start for Federer

Federer played brilliant today, and is definately in with a shot at the French. I have no idea what the point of this thread is. Anyway good luck Roger.
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Re: A disastrous clay season start for Federer

AN STUPID TOPIC

FEDERER PLAYED FANTASTIC TODAY

HE WILL WIN RG, I BET IT
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Re: A disastrous clay season start for Federer

Hey!

Getting to the final and being beaten by Nadal is not a disaster for anyone, including the FedererGod.

I'd say Federer has had a great start to his clay season. He's lost a lot earlier before at Monte Carlo.
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Re: A disastrous clay season start for Federer

Losing to the best clay player in a final fourth set TB isn't exactly disastrous. I look forward to Hamburg and many close matches between them in the future.
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Re: A disastrous clay season start for Federer

It's provocation. Don't reply "it's not a disastrous start" to this person, that's what he expects. Just forget about it.

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