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Will anyone stop Federer from winning in Indian Wells?

Waaw Federer just keeps going on impressing me.
After that performance against Chela I'm really wondering if anyone can beat him. Though Agassi is my fave I doubt he'll be able to win Federer.
Due to his age and simply that Federer is just too good

Do any of you guys think that any of the remaning players will beat Federer?

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Re: Will anyone stop Federer from winning in Miami?

Maybe Andre. Fed said today in his post-match interview that Andre is his toughest opponent, and mentioned his loss to him at Kooyong earlier this year.

It could be slaughter by Andre ala Kooyong, or a decimation by Fed ala Masters Cup final, or a very tight thriller ala Masters Cup Round Robin.

Having said that, I give Roger the edge, but Andre has a chance.
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I think andy might. I think if Roger gets Tim, Roger will finally get him. Hell Andre could beat him as well. Roger just needs to keep playing well and the title is likely his.
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Re: Will anyone stop Federer from winning in Miami?

The original poster is asking about Miami........if Federer wins in Indian Wells I think he should skip Miami

As for Indian Wells Roddick or obviously Henman can beat him. I would be very surprised if it was Andre.
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Re: Will anyone stop Federer from winning in Miami?

at IW, I'd love to see how Roddick and his new improvements would stack up against Roger. I think it could be very interesting though I imagine Roger would still be able to pull it out.

Miami is much slower right? Andre loves it there and is 3-time defending champ so you'd have to give him a chance.

But ummm I don't know, Roger seems pretty invincible right now.

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Re: Will anyone stop Federer from winning in Indian Wells?

If someone pounds Federer's backhand, they could have a chance. Agassi will probably go after it, if he is smart.
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Re: Will anyone stop Federer from winning in Indian Wells?

Andre tried that at TMC......majority of Roger's winners were from backhand side
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Re: Will anyone stop Federer from winning in Indian Wells?

But in other matches it has worked.

Depends how well the strategy is being executed, and on Roger's mentality too. You're right that if Roger is very confident he can handle the pressure.
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Re: Will anyone stop Federer from winning in Indian Wells?

I'd love to see the new aggressive net-rushing Andy up against Roger. Don't know if Andy'd be able to get a win out of it but it'd be interesting to see what happens.

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Re: Will anyone stop Federer from winning in Indian Wells?

Well, it come down to this, as i thought it would. Should be a good 1, hopefully like TMC Round Robin. If Rogi wins their rivalry will be tied at 3-3

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Re: Will anyone stop Federer from winning in Indian Wells?

Do any of you guys think that any of the remaning players will beat Federer?

Anyone who makes it into the finals with Federer always has a chance of beating him. Contrary to what many may think, he's not not unbeatable. He's a great player but so are many others.

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Re: Re: Will anyone stop Federer from winning in Indian Wells?

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Depends how well the strategy is being executed
someone has been reading a lot of Andre interviews
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Re: Will anyone stop Federer from winning in Indian Wells?

Come now Bunk. I doubt the Andy would 'Net Rush' against Fed. Plus if he does, Federer will thread passing shots past him like crazy. I think he's trying to take a leaf out of Tim's book, but hate to say it, Tim's a far better volleyer. Remember TMC and Wimbledon Andy tried that strategy and it failed.

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Re: Will anyone stop Federer from winning in Indian Wells?

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Waaw Federer just keeps going on impressing me.
After that performance against Chela I'm really wondering if anyone can beat him. Though Agassi is my fave I doubt he'll be able to win Federer.
Due to his age and simply that Federer is just too good

Do any of you guys think that any of the remaning players will beat Federer?
We should change the question and direct it to all tournaments. For all we know there might be a gap appearing between the number one and the rest, like in WTA.

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Re: Will anyone stop Federer from winning in Indian Wells?

Federer likes to slice that backhand on the run and if there is enough pace or force on the ball it will be hard to get that slice back over the net.
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