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Mario Ancic will beat Roger Federer...take it to the bank!

I am committing the criminal sin of tennis betting against Roger Federer but you have to face the reality that Roger can't win them all. The reason I like Ancic in this match is because Roger has lost indoors on hardcourt quite a few times in his career and he has been faltering more than usual the last two weeks. He struggled somewhat in Round 1 against Ulihrach, broke only once in Round 2 against Wawrinka and had his hands full in the quarters versus Davydenko. Ancic is reaching the top of his game these days and he has always been a threat to win these indoors. He is 3-0 in Tiebreakers this week and that should be important since I see this hitting TB's each set. Ancic knocked out Henman in impressive fashion in the Quarters and the odds are shockingly doggish for him. He is 1-0 lifetime versus Feds and this is definitely an upset worth some money.





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Re: Mario Ancic will beat Roger Federer...take it to the bank!

odds are +750



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Re: Mario Ancic will beat Roger Federer...take it to the bank!

dont see it happening

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Re: Mario Ancic will beat Roger Federer...take it to the bank!

nobody does, but Roger is not at his best this tournament. Ancic shocks the world and sends Roger packing in this one.
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Re: Mario Ancic will beat Roger Federer...take it to the bank!

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nobody does, but Roger is not at his best this tournament. Ancic shocks the world and sends Roger packing in this one.
I don't know whether it has escaped your notice, but Roger hardly ever is at his best during the early rounds of any tournament. He always has a hard time with Davydenko. He broke Wawrinka three times, btw, and iirc hasn't lost his serve yet.

I'm not saying Ancic can't beat him - he already did in the only pro match they've played - but I wouldn't decide to bet against Fed purely on the form you've "seen" this week.
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Re: Mario Ancic will beat Roger Federer...take it to the bank!



Really like Mario but
it isn't gonna happen...bank!
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this is hardly something you would be taking to the bank.......good luck to ya brah
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Re: Mario Ancic will beat Roger Federer...take it to the bank!

did you bet vs. Rogi at the AO05 SF? just wondering...

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Re: Mario Ancic will beat Roger Federer...take it to the bank!

To bet against Roger is not without risk.
Ancic beat Federer in 2002 but this unique head-tohead is not really representative.
Mario has a game that pleases has roger.
I think that the Swiss is going to win without too many difficulties.
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Re: Mario Ancic will beat Roger Federer...take it to the bank!

i agree with you bro if someone can beat fed in this tournament its ancic..... but the fact that he has lost ( give away? ) the match vs Stakhovsky in Italy ..... :-/ there is no bet for me
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Re: Mario Ancic will beat Roger Federer...take it to the bank!

Ancic has 20% chance of beating Federer!
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My bank is closed today.

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Re: Mario Ancic will beat Roger Federer...take it to the bank!

I think Mario has a 40% of chance of winning. Fed is not playing that well and Mario could serve himself out of trouble. BUT, if Tim could break Mario's serve 3 times in 2 sets, I'm sure Fed could set himself up for more breaks than that.

It will be tough but I wouldn't be too surprised if there is an all-croat final.

Incidentally, when was the last time, if ever, there was an all-Croat ATP final? Sjengster?
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Re: Mario Ancic will beat Roger Federer...take it to the bank!

Goran Ivanisevic vs Goran Prpic, when the hell was that.


WTF, I still have to spread good reps.

- ancic - gasquet - federer - nadal -
- mauresmo - davenport -
- zimonjic/santoro - bjorkman/mirnyi -


AND PETER EFFING POLANSKY.
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Theres no way roger loses this match..fed will put too much pressure on ancic's serve and mario will crumble
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