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US Open QF : Federer def Blake 7-6(7) 6-0 6-7(9) 6-4

Wow what a match

Incredible effort from Blake to make it a contest. Totally blew that first set and looked dead, how he came back from 5-3 in the 3rd to win it on the tie break I'll never know. What a tie break that was, quite incredible stuff.

4th set, another awesome effort from Blake, down 5-1 30-0 and he comes back to 5-4 and has break point but shanks a backhand.

The match was full of 'ifs' and 'buts' for Blake

- What if he'd won the first set?
- What if he'd broken when he had 0-40 at 1-0 up in the 4th?
- What if he'd had landed the backhand and levelled at 5-5 in the 4th?

Federer looked totally rattled at times and will be hugely relieved to come through. His forehand looked shaky under pressure like it did in Rome. Hopefully we can get Roddick v Federer in the final now and give Federer some more of that crowd treatment
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Re: US Open QF : Federer def Blake 7-6 6-0 6-7 6-4

choketastic match!



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Re: US Open QF : Federer def Blake 7-6 6-0 6-7 6-4

That's the entire goal for Blake.

Make it look competitive so everyone can praise you.

Once again, let's see him beat a top tier player prime time in a slam.

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Re: US Open QF : Federer def Blake 7-6(7) 6-0 6-7(9) 6-4

Major upset here.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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Re: US Open QF : Federer def Blake 7-6(7) 6-0 6-7(9) 6-4

The only word I need to say is

FINALLY

a 90 minute match squeezed into nearly 2.5 hours, just for fun of it.

Roger - DON'T DO THAT AGAIN.
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Re: US Open QF : Federer def Blake 7-6(7) 6-0 6-7(9) 6-4

What if Roger never let Blake back into that first set or blew his lead in the breaker? You are right Adam, the match is full of what ifs but I see all of them not just Blake's missed chances.
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Re: US Open QF : Federer def Blake 7-6(7) 6-0 6-7(9) 6-4

Good work James, you surpassed my expectations.

Wish he had gotten the break to tie it at 5-5 in the 4th. Please stop brainfarting in the future.

Took a set so you deserve props

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Congrats Roger Nice match James.
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Why roger why do u torture us!!! why do you always choke!!! BAD match federer, very bad. but Ill give u a cookie for that bagel
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Re: US Open QF : Federer def Blake 7-6(7) 6-0 6-7(9) 6-4

Horrible match. Nothing but a battle of the chokers.

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What a choke job from both players. Federer sucked less today.

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This match demonstrates why Blake can never be a champion. He has absolutely no belief on the big points. Federer was clearly choking towards the end of the 1st and 4th sets but Blake couldn't capitalise. He missed so many easy returns on BPs and SPs.
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What a match!! I was on the edge of my seat in the 1st, 3rd and 4th sets!!!
Federer RULES!!!!

GO ALL THE WAY ROGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: US Open QF : Federer def Blake 7-6(7) 6-0 6-7(9) 6-4

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The only word I need to say is

FINALLY

a 90 minute match squeezed into nearly 2.5 hours, just for fun of it.

Roger - DON'T DO THAT AGAIN.
Agreed. I was freaking out for awhile there. Thank god he won.

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