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(1) Federer def. Falla 6-1, 6-4, 6-3

Not the very best Federer, but he got the job done Solid match from Fed He was very aggressive out there..

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Re: (1) Federer def. Falla 6-1, 6-4, 6-3

I saw the second and third sets and really liked Roger's performance. He was solid, and made some great shots. At times he seemed to be rushing and made some errors, but that's natural. I also liked Falla's game, first time seeing him.

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Re: (1) Federer def. Falla 6-1, 6-4, 6-3

Quote of the day from Sam Smith, commentating for the BBC

"Federer struggling to apply himself in the closing stages of this match?"

"You think he's nervous?"

"No - I think he's bored."

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Re: (1) Federer def. Falla 6-1, 6-4, 6-3

Solid performance by Roger. I dont know if I was the only one who got the feeling that he was trying to simulate playing against Nadal in this match, although it is very obvious Nadal's forehand jumps more than Falla. He seemed to play a wonderful first set and then almost a mental vacation in the second as usual. But, his game strategy against the lefty at least 90% of the time was IMO excellent. Good luck against Massu, most likely.
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Re: (1) Federer def. Falla 6-1, 6-4, 6-3

I can easily see him being stretched to 5 sets by Berdych in fearsome form
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Re: (1) Federer def. Falla 6-1, 6-4, 6-3

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Re: (1) Federer def. Falla 6-1, 6-4, 6-3

Yeah, Fed played much better in the first set than in the other 2, but Falla also elevated his game after the first set..

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nice win fed, way to be

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Re: (1) Federer def. Falla 6-1, 6-4, 6-3

The more he plays the better he gets...
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It was obvious he got bored. That resulted in him being distracted by the potential for rain because he kept looking up to the sky.

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Re: (1) Federer def. Falla 6-1, 6-4, 6-3

He didn't have to really elevate his game today But he'll have to do it pretty soon I think, as Massu might be next!

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Re: (1) Federer def. Falla 6-1, 6-4, 6-3

Nice work Rogi, 3rd set 2-0 Falla serving at 15-0 that FH slice by Fed was

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Re: (1) Federer def. Falla 6-1, 6-4, 6-3

it seemed like a training match for fed...walk in the park...like he was in no danger at all.
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Re: (1) Federer def. Falla 6-1, 6-4, 6-3

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I can easily see him being stretched to 5 sets by Berdych in fearsome form
And who has Berdych played so far?

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