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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-09-2004, 03:17 AM Thread Starter
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Do you think we'll have a 4 or 5 sets final in FO this year?

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i hope so, the last FO final sucked ass

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Re: Do you think we'll have a 4 or 5 sets final in FO this year?

i hope so with 2 best players who isn't too tired out by earlier matches.

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Re: Do you think we'll have a 4 or 5 sets final in FO this year?

We haven't had a 5-set Slam since Ivanisavic & Rafter classic in 01 Wimbledon..!!
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Re: Do you think we'll have a 4 or 5 sets final in FO this year?

(@_@)Naturally I want to see Hewitt beat Federer in 5-set Rolland Garros Final~~ that may raise a few eyebrows, but I reckon Rocky Llegs has a history of doing the unexpected!!!
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I suppose that Ferrero will just have to lose before the finals it we want that to happen, since his style in slam finals seems to be "win easily or lose pathetically"

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Re: Do you think we'll have a 4 or 5 sets final in FO this year?

Hello Rebecca long time no talk^^
*Ofcourse I hold Ferrero in high regard; I mean his accomplishments speak for themselves but I think you'd agree he does have a history of choking in big finals...
Certainly he's never pathetic even in defeat but I guess some players handle pressure better than others.
eg. 02 RG, 02 TMC, 03 USO,.. also he failed to play his best when he had a chance to finish No.1;~ I mean the way he lost his 3-matches in Houston was quite sad(;_.
Anyway Ferrero may prove me wrong but I think he should consider seeing a sports psychologist wouldn't you agree??
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Re: Do you think we'll have a 4 or 5 sets final in FO this year?

I don't think that Ferrero's problems are just mental. Me thinks - I'm stealing this from TC - that he has some conditioning issues too. How often has he played great just to flame out at the end.. or a tournament or a match? Blah.

It doesn't really bother me anymore. I've sort of come to expect it from him.

I don't hold the USO '03 against him, though. Considering what he was up against, it's incredible he got as far as he did. That, and don't even start me on how he should have been playing Nalbandian in the finals

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#..Well the conditioning issue with Ferrero may be true but that's also got something to do with his mental decisions; often I think his scheduling is ridiculous because he gets worn out before the big tournaments.
-->> Also he struggles to win some matches you'd expect him to win easily(eg. Rotterdam)& then he complains about being tired in the Final; well he should of finished off his opponents in the early rounds more quickly~ then he can keep the stamina going for the more important ones.
### About 03 USO Final;>> ofcourse if Ferrero had been playing Nalbandian in the final then the result may have been different but Roddick had to play a 5-setter & his match was after Ferrero's win over Agassi, so Roddick had less time to recover & more exhausted after the longer match...!
It's always unfair in New York because the American's don't comprehend "fair play" but there's really no reason for Ferrero to lose in straight sets to Roddick, who would've been feeling a lot of pressure as well*#*.
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Re: Do you think we'll have a 4 or 5 sets final in FO this year?

I cannot wait for GWE to see this. CmonAussie, now you want Hewitt to beat Federer final in RG. Your statements are bordering on rediculous. You are discounting Ferrero at RG, where he has never made the semis, yet Hewitt has never made it past the fourth round. I highly doubt we'll see Hewitt in the final against Federer this year, but to beat him, and in five sets is laughable. I can only see such I final happening if it is Coria v Ferrero or Federer v Ferrero.

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Re: Do you think we'll have a 4 or 5 sets final in FO this year?

Domino mate I'm not discounting Ferrero at RG~~ ofcourse he's one of the favourites but I have good reason to think he's a choker too..
# Why is it so laughable that we may see Hewitt beating Federer in a 5-set Final at RG???
*** Hewitt leads their head-to-head 7:3
>> Hewitt has wins over Federer even on Grass~ where most people would assume Fedex has the advantage.
## Federer hasn't won a 5-set match since 2001 & Hewitt beat Federer 6-months ago in a 5-setter!!!

Ridiculous NO, slightly optimistic YES.
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but I have good reason to think he's a choker too..
That's dandy. I don't entirely disagree that he's a bit of a plonker. BUT... Roland Garros is a whole different ballpark for Ferrero. He's only ever lost to the champ, and has made the semis 4 years running. One year or another he will stop making semis, but I don't think he really has much of a history there in terms of choking. Yes, his final against Costa was awful. But he's won more tight matches there than he has lost. He's won a couple that he likely shouldn't have (Gonzo 03, Gaudio 02)

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Re: Do you think we'll have a 4 or 5 sets final in FO this year?

He's also had a couple of very weird one sided matches at RG against players that I wouldn't expect him to completely squash... Safin '02 and Hewitt '01, for example.

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Re: Do you think we'll have a 4 or 5 sets final in FO this year?

Hewitt lost in a hometown match on his own best surface, hardcourt, to Federer. The past does not matter when Federer is a much different player now, and has won on the slowest surface, Hamburg, while Hewitt has not made a dent on clay.

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Re: Do you think we'll have a 4 or 5 sets final in FO this year?

by reading this thread I think Cmonaussie's logic is that Hewitt and Federer will be in the RG final as Ferrero wont make it because he is a choker in finals

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