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Federer def Ferrero 6:3 6:4

Andre♥
04-21-2007, 12:54 PM
Watch out! The true JesusFed is back! :p

Great week for Juanqui. I wouldn't discount a Top 10 comeback for him.

LOL at the scoreboard!

40-0 -> Federer winner -> 40-15 -> 40-30 -> 40-40 -> Federer winner

Nice sequence, huh? :tape:

Billabong
04-21-2007, 12:56 PM
Great backhand passing shot to end the match:yeah: Very strong performance by Roger today, but the hardest part is to come:scared: GOOOOO FEDDDDDD:bounce:!!!

bokehlicious
04-21-2007, 12:57 PM
Well done Roger :yeah: back to normal shape :)

Xristos
04-21-2007, 12:57 PM
Yiiiiiiiiiiipie!


Great tourney JCF!

BlueSwan
04-21-2007, 12:59 PM
Whether or not Fed manages to overcome Nadal in the final (assuming that it is Nadal he'll meet there), he has reestablished the fact, that even though clay might be his worst surface, there still aren't a lot of players who can trouble him on the surface. Even clay lovers like Ferrer and Ferrero were defeated fairly convincingly.

Billabong
04-21-2007, 12:59 PM
Yep, that's the Federer we know:)

Stats:
Federer Ferrero
1st serve% 58 71
Aces 3 0
Winners 33 8
Errors 26 9

Very good stats from Fed:D

W!MBLEDON
04-21-2007, 01:00 PM
He isn't quite in top form again yet. True, he hit 33 winners, but he also smacked 26 unforced errors to go along with that.

stebs
04-21-2007, 01:00 PM
Very good performance. Ferrero played as he has done this week but was simply outplayed by Roger. Some of his volleys were awesome.

Jimnik
04-21-2007, 01:02 PM
What is wrong with you JCF? :mad:
Losing that 5th game in the 1st set totally knocked the stuffing out of you. Where's the fighting spirit?

Those 7 games in a row that Federer won obviously decided the match but Ferrero had a real chance to get back. He should have saved that 3rd MP and had he done so, it would have been a tremendous confidence boost and shift in momentum.

Oh well, I guess it's been a good week all the same. But he's still got a way to go if he wants to get back to his old self. He'll need another run like this in at least two more clay tournies to get the old confidence back and challenge for a top 10 place.

Voo de Mar
04-21-2007, 01:02 PM
Good match Roger :yeah:

tcorinna
04-21-2007, 01:02 PM
Yeeeeyyyy for FEDE :worship: Congrats:worship:

Goodluck tomorrow :worship: :worship:

Sunset of Age
04-21-2007, 01:03 PM
Great, convincing performance by the FedMan!
Still not completely in top-form (the first half of the first set showed quite a bit of sloppiness here and there) - but very close to it nevertheless.
Very enjoyable match.

Kudos to JFC too, for an awesome tournament week - glad to see him back on track. He did his best against Rogi, but it just wasn't enough.

Or Levy
04-21-2007, 01:04 PM
Oh yea, he's back...more winners than UE (though it's not quite there yet) and some great net game.

Some real smiles from him and joy of victory from him, I do believe he is finally happy with how his game looks like. What an improving player he is, to start of shaky, and just get progressivly better. Amazing.

Yea, it would be easier for Rog against Berdych, but I want to see that Rog-Rafa final, it's been long enough, and Rog should get a feel of him before RG.

Mrs. B
04-21-2007, 01:04 PM
some of his drop volleys today were just amazing! :yeah:

Juanqui :hug:

Bad Religion
04-21-2007, 01:04 PM
Well done Federer


Time to lose tomorrow

Art&Soul
04-21-2007, 01:06 PM
Well done ROGI, Ferrero played very well but ROGI just outplayed him. You can beat Nadal in Sunday if he gets there ;) GOOOOOOOOOOO ROGER :angel:

Action Jackson
04-21-2007, 01:06 PM
Never in doubt.

Kolya
04-21-2007, 01:06 PM
The worst is coming Federer.

Good win.

rofe
04-21-2007, 01:08 PM
Well done Roger. Should be a good confidence boost for the clay season but if he meets Nadal in the final, he will lose with that UE count. His volleys were very crisp however so he may still surprise me if he uses them well.

LinkMage
04-21-2007, 01:09 PM
Another shaky start by Fed. He can't afford to have another start like this if he faces Nadal in the final. Nadal won't let him come back like Ferrer or Ferrero.

BTW, :rolls: @ the people who said Ferrero would give Fed lots of trouble and that he always challenges him.

Puschkin
04-21-2007, 01:10 PM
Never in doubt.

for once, I agree.

yanchr
04-21-2007, 01:12 PM
Some of his volleys are just :eek: Never thought he would've hit those shots :lol:

Great play from Roger :yeah: Now to the final...Win or lose, I just want to see how he stands against Nadal on clay now. There might be sth new to see.

scoobs
04-21-2007, 01:13 PM
Good enough for Ferrero.

I still don't think it's good enough for Nadal - he'll need to show more tomorrow.

Dilara
04-21-2007, 01:15 PM
Congrats fed:D
And Berdych please don't ruin the perfect final pleeaase:(

Scotso
04-21-2007, 01:17 PM
Juan Carlos :(

NYCtennisfan
04-21-2007, 01:23 PM
That was some of the best hitting ever by Federer on a clay court. The second set seemed like a hardcourt match with the server not really troubled at all, Fed coming to net, etc.

RonE
04-21-2007, 01:25 PM
Good job Roger :yeah:

Well at least he has successfully defended his finalist points from last year. Whatever else he can get will be gravy.

eggtree
04-21-2007, 01:30 PM
Well done ,Roger!
expect a wonderful final clash:bigclap:

lisaplenske
04-21-2007, 01:30 PM
well done rodgeur,its a pity richard didnt play that semi final in good shape,it would have been a good match IMO.

Take the title now:)

CooCooCachoo
04-21-2007, 01:31 PM
Rogi :yeah:

Blue Heart24
04-21-2007, 01:32 PM
Roger :yeah:

buzz
04-21-2007, 01:59 PM
form 1-3 in the 1st to 2-0 in the 2nd set was impressive(7games in a row!). Rogers best wil at least challange Rafa I think........

Medina
04-21-2007, 02:05 PM
But im happy that juanqui actually made it to the semi finals, beating gasquet also, its a big accomplishment

dj_mercury
04-21-2007, 02:09 PM
That lucky point that saved a break point at 3-1* completely changed the match, till that moment Federer was really struggling to get any kind of rythm.

GlennMirnyi
04-21-2007, 02:26 PM
No chance for the has-been, as expected.

azza
04-21-2007, 02:43 PM
40-0 -> Federer winner -> 40-15 -> 40-30 -> 40-40 -> Federer winner



what the fuck is that meant to mean?

W!MBLEDON
04-21-2007, 02:46 PM
Chill out mate. :lol:

Kitty de Sade
04-21-2007, 02:48 PM
What a week for JCF- good for him. :)

Fed as expected- see him in the finals, where he belongs. :yeah:

Pea
04-21-2007, 03:08 PM
Rogi:worship:

R.Federer
04-21-2007, 03:10 PM
Good win for Roger. He is true to form, from poor R1, got betterer all the way. Now up it one more notch, you're going to need it!

Bremen
04-21-2007, 04:13 PM
Good win for Roger. He is true to form, from poor R1, got betterer all the way. Now up it one more notch, you're going to need it!

No kidding! Federer has a betterer chance of beating Nadal than pretty much anyone else and that clay streak has gone on long enough. Come on Roger!!! WIN!!!!!!!!!!

Beat
04-21-2007, 04:29 PM
Winners 33 8

:eek:

Bremen
04-21-2007, 04:32 PM
:eek:

Ferrero had way more against Gasquet...I think almost 30...I guess Federer just wasn't letting him hit the way Gasquet did.

By the way does anyone have this match for download?

Merton
04-21-2007, 04:35 PM
Solid enough for Roger, now we will see whether we get any new information relative to where he was last year.

tennis2tennis
04-21-2007, 04:39 PM
I worried about rogers unforced error stats that's been very high lately...he needs to sort it out

ChinoRios4Ever
04-21-2007, 04:51 PM
too much good fed

Jade Fox
04-21-2007, 05:40 PM
Awww Juanqui.:hug: You had a very good tournament. Hopefully this run will encourage you.

Congrats Roger. I hope you play your best in the final!:)

sawan66278
04-21-2007, 06:06 PM
This match, in my opinion, has spelled the end of of JCF. Had he won that point at 3-1 (or that game for that matter) and somehow won the match, he may well have been back as a viable contender on the tour (as far as clay goes). Now: he blew his shot...and will most likely slink off into the darkness...never to see the light of his glory days again...:sad:

sykotique
04-21-2007, 06:15 PM
This match, in my opinion, has spelled the end of of JCF. Had he won that point at 3-1 (or that game for that matter) and somehow won the match, he may well have been back as a viable contender on the tour (as far as clay goes). Now: he blew his shot...and will most likely slink off into the darkness...never to see the light of his glory days again...:sad:

The guy lost in the semifinals of Monte Carlo to the #1 player in the world and all of a sudden he's done for?

Harsh.

aramis
04-21-2007, 06:20 PM
This match, in my opinion, has spelled the end of of JCF. Had he won that point at 3-1 (or that game for that matter) and somehow won the match, he may well have been back as a viable contender on the tour (as far as clay goes). Now: he blew his shot...and will most likely slink off into the darkness...never to see the light of his glory days again...:sad:

I know he still holds back his power a lot. Even Federer said that after the match. And his movement isn't quite as crisp as it once was. In my opinion JC is about 80/85% of his true level at the moment. Compared to last year, where I'd say he was about 10%, there is definitely a lot of hope for him.

stebs
04-21-2007, 06:29 PM
This match, in my opinion, has spelled the end of of JCF. Had he won that point at 3-1 (or that game for that matter) and somehow won the match, he may well have been back as a viable contender on the tour (as far as clay goes). Now: he blew his shot...and will most likely slink off into the darkness...never to see the light of his glory days again...:sad:

This strange cartoon TV show way of looking at things happens extremely rarely. One victory or one defeat changes the course of a player's career sometimes yes but this one I don't think so.

trixtah
04-21-2007, 06:29 PM
This match, in my opinion, has spelled the end of of JCF. Had he won that point at 3-1 (or that game for that matter) and somehow won the match, he may well have been back as a viable contender on the tour (as far as clay goes). Now: he blew his shot...and will most likely slink off into the darkness...never to see the light of his glory days again...:sad:

:confused: Did he steal your wife or something? Damn.

Eden
04-21-2007, 08:13 PM
Well done Roger :)

KoOlMaNsEaN
04-21-2007, 10:17 PM
Bad start but as always you slowly got your game back. Need to start out quick tomorrow!

Ferrero Forever
04-22-2007, 10:23 AM
Roger did great, and theres no shame in losing to Federer. JC should be proud with how well he did this week, and I'm sure that he'll continue to be successful!