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Federer dismisses Ferrer 64 60

scoobs
04-20-2007, 12:35 PM
Better again from Federer

Adler
04-20-2007, 12:37 PM
Demolition. According to some of you, it means that Seppi is better on clay than Ferrer

Apemant
04-20-2007, 12:37 PM
Better again from Federer

I started watching at *3-4, Federer serving. :devil: From that point it was all Federer, but I can't say what t was like up to then. :)

Adler
04-20-2007, 12:37 PM
Demolition. According to some of you, it means that Seppi is better on clay than Ferrer

Sunset of Age
04-20-2007, 12:38 PM
YES!!! That's more like it, Rogi! :hatoff:

First set still rusty - why allow all those rebreaks??? :( - but second set was pure gallery play like we'd want to see from Feds. :worship:

I'm almost starting to feel confident. ;)

Fergie
04-20-2007, 12:38 PM
Good win Rogi! :yeah:

refero*fervens
04-20-2007, 12:38 PM
So far there's been a bagel in every match today :lol:

Apemant
04-20-2007, 12:39 PM
Why doesn't MC keep match result details? I'm curious to know what Fed's winner/UE ratio was; bwin stopped broadcasting too early. Grrr

DDrago2
04-20-2007, 12:39 PM
What a performance from Federer!

It should have been 6-1 6-0, as he broke Ferrer three times in the first set but had a few off-games on his serve

His backhand imporoved IMMENSELY

nytrainer
04-20-2007, 12:40 PM
Federer stepped it up when he needed to. He gets better every match.

refero*fervens
04-20-2007, 12:40 PM
And with this win, Federer joins the 500 club :cool:

Modetopia
04-20-2007, 12:40 PM
bagel is always welcome.:drool:

Or Levy
04-20-2007, 12:40 PM
Roger, your bagels have been missed.

Nice first serve percentage in the second set, 73%. Looking good Rogi, much better!

mecir72
04-20-2007, 12:40 PM
Ferrer just doesnt hit with enough spin to trouble Roger.

scoobs
04-20-2007, 12:40 PM
I thought Ferrer was extremely disappointing - he was very strong in the first set and kept it competitive until the end, and forced Federer to play very well to take that set. He was shaky at the start of the second, and once he went a break down he mentally just went off to the beach and didn't fight it at all.

Jelena_78
04-20-2007, 12:41 PM
9:0 :eek: :scratch:
I expected more from David...
Anyway,congrats for yesterday's win!

Himura
04-20-2007, 12:41 PM
those two in a row DTL backhands made me laugh alittle....nice

bokehlicious
04-20-2007, 12:41 PM
His backhand imporoved IMMENSELY

That will be his main weapon if/when he faces Nadal...

Apemant
04-20-2007, 12:41 PM
And with this win, Federer joins the 500 club :cool:

Out of curiosity, anyone here has full record of club-500 people in the Open era? It shouldn't be that many. :devil:

Art&Soul
04-20-2007, 12:42 PM
Go ROGER hehe shut up all the doubters :)

marcRD
04-20-2007, 12:42 PM
Wonderful performance by Federer. His backhand is better than last season but I wonder if the improvement will be enought against a Nadal who also has improved. I guess we will have to wait and see...

Naide
04-20-2007, 12:43 PM
Expected, well done Rogi :yeah:

Forehander
04-20-2007, 12:43 PM
YEAH GO ROGER!!!!!!!!!! Alright!! Seems like he's just starting to get warmed up =D Here comes the FedExpress alllll the wayyy to the finals! Aw man but I still doubt he can beat Nadal though... sorry guys... even though I am a huge fan of Federer.

laure xxx
04-20-2007, 12:43 PM
This eerily reminds me of the Roddick-Federer SF in Melbourne. Except we didn't have to go through the agony of a third set. :unsure:

So, up next for Federer. Will it be the exhausted, sub-par Gasquet, or just plain old sub-par Ferrero. Man, this draw is easy. :o

EDIT: except for the final

nobama
04-20-2007, 12:44 PM
Why doesn't MC keep match result details? I'm curious to know what Fed's winner/UE ratio was; bwin stopped broadcasting too early. GrrrAccording to atpmastersseries.tv Federer had 26 total winners and 16 UEs - an equal number from both FH and BH sides. Ferrer only won 29% of first serve points. :eek:

Ivanatis
04-20-2007, 12:45 PM
improving steadily from Seppi over Lee to Ferrer

if he can continue this trend, he will stand more than a chance in the final:)

guillermo
04-20-2007, 12:45 PM
Out of curiosity, anyone here has full record of club-500 people in the Open era? It shouldn't be that many. :devil:

pfffffffff. It is many.
Even a guy like moya who hasn´t even finished his career yet is at 516.
federers career is not even halfway stupid.

yanchr
04-20-2007, 12:47 PM
Better day by day, match by match :yeah:

His netplay and backhand is impressive.

Adler
04-20-2007, 12:47 PM
Moya, Hewitt, Santoro

lunahielo
04-20-2007, 12:48 PM
Why doesn't MC keep match result details? I'm curious to know what Fed's winner/UE ratio was; bwin stopped broadcasting too early. Grrr

I don't remember the ratio~~but there were many less errors than before.
Many! :)

Kolya
04-20-2007, 12:52 PM
Wow! I didn't see this coming.

Even Lee is better than Ferrer on clay :lol:

Veronique
04-20-2007, 12:53 PM
The Federer of old was back in the 2nd set. Much better showing.

yanchr
04-20-2007, 12:53 PM
Ferrer just doesnt hit with enough spin to trouble Roger.
True though. Ferrer doesn't have it in him to get Roger out of his rhythm esp when they came into a rally.

Kolya
04-20-2007, 12:54 PM
Wow! I didn't see this coming.

Lee must be better than Ferrer on clay then :lol:

Malul
04-20-2007, 12:54 PM
Ferrer made a Soderling!

miura
04-20-2007, 12:55 PM
I'm lovin it!

NYCtennisfan
04-20-2007, 12:58 PM
pfffffffff. It is many.
Even a guy like moya who hasn´t even finished his career yet is at 516.
federers career is not even halfway stupid.

The poster asked a simple question so why are you insulting him?

FerrersLinda
04-20-2007, 12:58 PM
Congrats to Roger.

More than anything it's a mental thing with Ferrer against Roger. Ferrer is capable of way more than what he brought to the court today. Granted he doesn't have any real big weapons to bother Federer but he's a fighter and that's where his strength is. But you can see from minute one that David doesn't think he's even worthy enough to be on the same court as Fed.:sad: Damn it David you are one of the best on clay, believe a little.

Oh and work on your serve, PLEASE!!!!

NYCtennisfan
04-20-2007, 01:00 PM
If Federer doesn't misfire against Ferrer, there is no way Ferrer can ever trouble him in any way, shape or form. Federer's BH has always been OK even in his losses but today it was a real weapon while his FH had a lot more bite to it.

franklibby
04-20-2007, 01:21 PM
The poster asked a simple question so why are you insulting him?

Because it helps his inferiority complex. What an elitist ass.

mickymouse
04-20-2007, 01:23 PM
Out of the QFs, this was touted as the one to watch out for by the commentators yesterday.

NYCtennisfan
04-20-2007, 01:24 PM
Because it helps his inferiority complex. What an elitist ass.

Either that or he is 11 years old. :)

Metis
04-20-2007, 01:24 PM
Federer back to his good old self :cool: Then again he is always confident when he plays against one of his pigeons. The road to the final is open now and, who knows, he might get lucky if the stars align for Berdych tomorrow :lol:.

Ferrer could have done a better job though. His serve percentages were terrible :tape:.

Castafiore
04-20-2007, 01:24 PM
Because it helps his inferiority complex. What an elitist ass.
I'm guessing that you're insulting him back for the same reason?

Besides, what's wrong with "federers career is not even halfway stupid".
English is not my first language so feel free to correct me but isn't that like saying "Federer's career is not halfway bad"? How is that an insult to anybody?



I can't say that this straight sets victory came as a surprise. Too bad for Ferrer for not having been able to make it a tougher match.

NYCtennisfan
04-20-2007, 01:32 PM
I'm guessing that you're insulting him back for the same reason?

Besides, what's wrong with "federers career is not even halfway stupid".
English is not my first language so feel free to correct me but isn't that like saying "Federer's career is not halfway bad"? How is that an insult to anybody?



I can't say that this straight sets victory came as a surprise. Too bad for Ferrer for not having been able to make it a tougher match.

I and probably everybody else read his comment to mean, "Federer's career is not halfway over yet, STUPID." The context of the rest of his comment gives this way starting with the PFFFFFT! That's why it got the reaction methinks. :)

bokehlicious
04-20-2007, 01:34 PM
he might get lucky if the stars align for Berdych tomorrow :lol:.

I bet he'll be rooting for Nadal, he wants to face him before the French... :devil:

Castafiore
04-20-2007, 01:35 PM
I and probably everybody else read his comment to mean, "Federer's career is not halfway over yet, STUPID." The context of the rest of his comment gives this way starting with the PFFFFFT!
could be what he meant, yes.

I don't really understand why you're jumping on that poster so much given the daily insults we see flying around on MTF but I'm probably missing something (history on MTF of the poster perhaps).

swissfed
04-20-2007, 01:37 PM
Stunning win this time, by the Tennis Giant!

franklibby
04-20-2007, 01:40 PM
I'm guessing that you're insulting him back for the same reason?

Besides, what's wrong with "federers career is not even halfway stupid".
English is not my first language so feel free to correct me but isn't that like saying "Federer's career is not halfway bad"? How is that an insult to anybody?



I can't say that this straight sets victory came as a surprise. Too bad for Ferrer for not having been able to make it a tougher match.

I will correct you, the whole tone of the post was rude and elitist and I can tell by your post that your understanding of english is enough to see this. Peace.

NYCtennisfan
04-20-2007, 01:41 PM
could be what he meant, yes.

I don't really understand why you're jumping on that poster so much given the daily insults we see flying around on MTF but I'm probably missing something (history on MTF of the poster perhaps).

I don't there is much of a chance that that is NOT what he meant and your English is more than good enough to see this. ;)

Most of the other wars involve some kind of feud i.e. Fed vs. Nadal, Nadal hating, Fed hating, Roddick hating, young gun hating, clay hating, grass hating, Croat hating, whatever hating. This particular comment seemed to come out of the blue. Doesn't make it worse, it was just strange to see.

RonE
04-20-2007, 01:44 PM
Not too shabby- Ferrer is a very competent clay courter this goes down as a pretty good win. Hopefully Roger is back in full flow after the earlier 'rusty' performances. It may not be enough to win this tournament but at least it is slightly better and better with every match.

laure xxx
04-20-2007, 01:49 PM
This is Federer's 500th career win, and according to atptennis.com, he has surpassed $30 million in prize money. :eek: Not half bad.

Castafiore
04-20-2007, 01:49 PM
I don't there is much of a chance that that is NOT what he meant and your English is more than good enough to see this. ;)
Honestly, I had my doubts the first time but I tend to agree with your interpretation now that I've reread it.:)

I read English stuff regularly but it's still a foreign language to me and it's easier to get the correct meaning of things when the punctuation is done well (which is no offence to the non-native speakers since I make my share of mistakes).
I mean, I wouldn't have doubted the context if he had written:
"federers career is not even halfway, stupid".

Rogiman
04-20-2007, 01:50 PM
Same amount of games lost to Ferrer like in their last year's encounter.

Didn't seem to make a difference against Nadal back then....

Kitty de Sade
04-20-2007, 02:09 PM
Good job by Fed- love to see a bagel somewhere in the scoreline, it suits him. :yeah:

ExpectedWinner
04-20-2007, 02:13 PM
Most of the other wars involve some kind of feud i.e. Fed vs. Nadal, Nadal hating, Fed hating, Roddick hating, young gun hating, clay hating, grass hating, Croat hating, whatever hating.


:lol: Great summary of the MTF daily business.

Blue Heart24
04-20-2007, 02:14 PM
Roger :D

Good win :yeah:

Apemant
04-20-2007, 02:16 PM
I mean, I wouldn't have doubted the context if he had written:
"federers career is not even halfway, stupid".

:yeah:
There was no comma so I didn't even realize that 'stupid' was pointing at me. Only NYC's reply made me realize that it was the case. At any rate, I don't find it insulting at all, my older brother used to throw similar words at me when we were kids so I grew used to it. And even more importantly, I know I'm not stupid, so when someone says that, they are either wrong or they don't even mean it, but just use it as a random word instead of some 'nicer' way to address people. So I don't mind it one bit.

My motto is: it's better to call someone stupid than to shoot them with a gun. :devil:

BTW, so does anyone have the 500-club list? Voo de Mar, perhaps?

guga2120
04-20-2007, 02:40 PM
as well as he has played since AO, Nadal better watch his ass.

tangerine_dream
04-20-2007, 03:14 PM
Everybody can stop worrying now. Roger's back to normal again. :lol:

Go ROGER hehe shut up all the doubters :)
Ironically enough most of the doubters were Federer fans who panicked after his first rusty clay match of the season.

t0x
04-20-2007, 03:54 PM
No surprise... he always starts to pick his game up QF onwards.

SF will be even better :)

doublebackhand
04-20-2007, 04:12 PM
:yeah:
There was no comma so I didn't even realize that 'stupid' was pointing at me. Only NYC's reply made me realize that it was the case. At any rate, I don't find it insulting at all, my older brother used to throw similar words at me when we were kids so I grew used to it. And even more importantly, I know I'm not stupid, so when someone says that, they are either wrong or they don't even mean it, but just use it as a random word instead of some 'nicer' way to address people. So I don't mind it one bit.

My motto is: it's better to call someone stupid than to shoot them with a gun. :devil:

BTW, so does anyone have the 500-club list? Voo de Mar, perhaps?


call that enough times to certain people, they will come back and shoot u. why cant people just be more sensitive and nicer?

Apemant
04-20-2007, 04:55 PM
call that enough times to certain people, they will come back and shoot u. why cant people just be more sensitive and nicer?

Yeah, or less trigger-happy? :devil:

tennisgal_001
04-20-2007, 05:25 PM
I was actually impressed with the way Rog started off the match. Very focused and well-prepared, came out firing shots left and right. He lost a bit of his edge though, and those re-breaks were completely unnecessary. The second set he just switched into a higher gear, stellar performance, especially off the backhand side. Overall, a job very well done, and if he continues to play that well till the end, who's to say he won't win his first AMS title of the season?

tcorinna
04-20-2007, 05:29 PM
Congrats Fede:worship: ... Goodluck tomorrow:worship:

Allez
04-20-2007, 06:21 PM
Awww YES! YES! YES! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

Sue
04-20-2007, 06:41 PM
David.......sigh....

Congratulations Roger.

LinkMage
04-20-2007, 06:55 PM
I'm still worried about his serve. He seems to get broken easily at times, especially after breaking his opponent's serve. He needs to confirm those breaks by holding serve and not let his rival get into the match again.

Still a very solid display. He had a better winners UEs ratio than last match.

rosamunda
04-20-2007, 07:14 PM
I'm still worried about his serve. He seems to get broken easily at times, especially after breaking his opponent's serve. He needs to confirm those breaks by holding serve and not let his rival get into the match again.



Isn't it the case, though, that service breaks are much more frequent on clay because the serve isn't such a weapon on that surface? Even Nadal got broken twice by that Vliegen chap (the only two games the poor guy won). I agree that it's worrying on other surfaces, but I don't think it's such a big deal on clay.

freesprint
04-20-2007, 07:25 PM
Roger well done.Keep going :lol::bounce:

ghstwrld
04-20-2007, 07:50 PM
Fuck!!

Is this match available online? I swear, I don't get to watch nearly enough of federer( or any tennis for that matter). ESPN ftl.

Help!

trixtah
04-20-2007, 08:25 PM
Good stuff by Federer--he's improved by leaps and bounds since the first round but I'm afraid that it's still not enough to match Rafa's level of play at the moment.

Ferrer shit himself when he realized he could play with Roger and from then on, Roger gagged and dominated him.

bavaria100
04-20-2007, 09:02 PM
Roger is a horrible match-up for David. He can't win more than 5 games against him. :sad:

aulus
04-20-2007, 09:13 PM
Fuck!!

Is this match available online? I swear, I don't get to watch nearly enough of federer( or any tennis for that matter). ESPN ftl.

Help!

i watch the tennis channel on TVUplayer. you can download it and watch for free.

Merton
04-21-2007, 12:02 AM
Good win for Roger.

leng jai
04-21-2007, 12:10 AM
Ferrer is grinds his way into defeat.

neme6
04-21-2007, 03:00 AM
well, I thought a the beginning of the tournament that Rafa was gonna win this unless he is not at his best, but even at his best I really see Fed beating him right now, the way he played today was really great, his s/v is perfect and his backhand is his strongest weapon this weak, and he seems to have his forehand back as well. We should have a great final!

Marek.
04-21-2007, 03:06 AM
I find it ironic that Ferrer has done better against Federer on faster surfaces.