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Roger Federer def Marat Safin: 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (4)

azinna
06-29-2007, 08:14 PM
Marat woke up in the 3rd set (a bit late, you think?) and gave us some quality tennis. He needs to work on footwork as well as returning the most difficult serves, but that's all too micro for him.

The respect from Federer was obvious. Great way to take care of danger as it was slowly gathering.

Bilbo
06-29-2007, 08:15 PM
expected straight sets win by Federer

R.Federer
06-29-2007, 08:15 PM
Marat gave a good run, but the end result is not too surprising I think?

I did think it would be straight sets.

Mechlan
06-29-2007, 08:15 PM
Good stuff that third set. Roger's looking better and better.

mickymouse
06-29-2007, 08:16 PM
Safin played well actually. Tougher than I expected.

Allure
06-29-2007, 08:16 PM
Expected:cool:

kobulingam
06-29-2007, 08:16 PM
Roger's slice BH needs to be banned. It's crazy sickkkkkk

marcRD
06-29-2007, 08:17 PM
Just as I predicted, Safin would lose in 3 with a tiebreak included.

gusman890
06-29-2007, 08:17 PM
If safin played like he did in the 3rd, it could have been more of a match.

But Federer's serving was just GOD LIKE.

goldenlox
06-29-2007, 08:17 PM
I thought Marat looked pretty good. I think he might have a strong summer.

Marek.
06-29-2007, 08:17 PM
That's the best Federer has served in a while. Whenever he was under pressure he came up with an ace or unreturnable. Safin didn't really show up until the last set and maybe if he had from the start it would have gone the distance. I hope he can take some confidence from this match knowing he can still hang with Fed.

NYCtennisfan
06-29-2007, 08:17 PM
Safin played really well in that last set and would've won that set against most. Federer served better at the end of that set than he has in a long time.

Federer's serve speed was close to Safin's all match long and the placement was amazing.

Bremen
06-29-2007, 08:18 PM
Glad I got to watch this match, federer served so well, especially in the tiebreak. When he's on like that it's almost impossible to beat him. Some great volleys as well, hopefully I can download this match somewhere soon.

P.S. I wish ESPN could have just stuck with Fed/Safin instead of going back and forth between this match and Roddick's. The flow of the match was disrupted.

Kuhne
06-29-2007, 08:18 PM
Expected result, that third set was good old marat, great power points, good return, solid serve. deserving of a tie break and it all came down to one point marat shanked in the net to give roger match point in his serve.

good third set but as expected, the way roger is playing + grass, straight sets victory and I think fed is gona win wimbledon without losing a set

RogiRafaFan86
06-29-2007, 08:18 PM
Anyone who didn't see that coming needs to wake up and face some facts.

NYCtennisfan
06-29-2007, 08:18 PM
Federer served like Sampras at the end of that match.

Modetopia
06-29-2007, 08:18 PM
NID
Fed's bh slice was :devil:

WF4EVER
06-29-2007, 08:18 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

guga2120
06-29-2007, 08:19 PM
shocking result, Federer.:zzz: :zzz:

RonE
06-29-2007, 08:19 PM
The most shocking upset of the tournament :eek:

The mighty and talented Safin has been taken down by the sneaky lucky arrogant Ego King!

That fraud! How dare he have the nerve to beat the most talented player of all time and in straight sets no less! Tsk tsk.

nanoman
06-29-2007, 08:19 PM
Safin was awful in the 1st, average in the second, on his best(as he can be these days)in the 3rd.
Fed was average throughout. His topspin backhand was awful. Didn't do anything special, was happy to see Safin selfdestruct.

Dirk
06-29-2007, 08:19 PM
Excellent win by the Ninja and Marat needs motivation because he is capable of a lot more 3rd set like play.

MCL
06-29-2007, 08:19 PM
Good job by Fed and great tennis from Marat in the 3d set :D

Kuhne
06-29-2007, 08:20 PM
I know, I know roddick is the last american bla bla bla but who gives a @$@%? really... lets put both matches in a scale, Roddick vs Verdasco or the 4 time wimbledon champion, going for his fifth playing one of the few guys who can beat him if he is on his game.

god

Ales_Alessandra
06-29-2007, 08:20 PM
Marat has been in such a crap lately that is clear how much he needs to play more and more against top players! From a complete disaster that it looked how it would be in the 1st set for a good fight back in the 3rd set!
Congrats to Roger and all his fans!
Now Marat, go home an practice your FH and volleys, please, doesn't hurt do it a little bit! ;)

jmp
06-29-2007, 08:20 PM
Roger did his job. Congratulations. I live for glimpses of the vintage Marat. The third set was fun. I was hoping for at least four sets. I'm glad Marat fought through the draw to get to this encounter. I hope to see more of his A game in the future.

rofe
06-29-2007, 08:21 PM
Fed's slice and his excellent serving in the 3rd took care of the match. Props to Marat for making it close.

Adler
06-29-2007, 08:21 PM
Everything was under control - that's one thing. Secondly, you know I'm not one of these Marat fanatics, but he played a really awesome match and I didn't expect him to provide us such an entertaining tennis match. Federer was just indestructible when it came to his serve and that's one of the things that make a true champion. The best match of the tournament so far (that I've watched of course)

R.Federer
06-29-2007, 08:21 PM
Safin played really well in that last set and would've won that set against most. Federer served better at the end of that set than he has in a long time.

Federer's serve speed was close to Safin's all match long and the placement was amazing.
Outaced safin by a margin, I expected that. He usually outaces the "big servers".

Fergie
06-29-2007, 08:21 PM
Well done Rogi :yeah:

Beforehand
06-29-2007, 08:22 PM
Federer's serving at the end of the match was as good as I can remember seeing him serve since the AO, and maybe better.

And yes...I've noticed that Feddy's slice has been pretty RIDICULOUS here. When he stops using it for the clay season, I always forget, and then we get to grass and the hardcourts, and it's just BRUTAL.

Marek.
06-29-2007, 08:23 PM
The most shocking upset of the tournament :eek:

The mighty and talented Safin has been taken down by the sneaky lucky arrogant Ego King!

That fraud! How dare he have the nerve to beat the most talented player of all time and in straight sets no less! Tsk tsk.

Safin didn't like the horrendous outfit that the arrogant prick walked out on court wearing so he tanked the match in order to protest.

Sunset of Age
06-29-2007, 08:23 PM
As I expected, victory for Fed in three - but Marat did give Fed a bit of work to do, especially in that third set, where he occasionally showed his brilliance of old.

But Rogi... What. A. SERVE!!! :eek: :worship: :hatoff:

Don't know where it's been the past three months - but it's definitely BACK.
Well done, Rogelio. En route to the final, now! :D

the answer
06-29-2007, 08:23 PM
Anyone who didn't see that coming needs to wake up and face some facts.

Tell that to the safin fanatics that voted he would win .

AnnaK_4ever
06-29-2007, 08:24 PM
Total dominance by Fed. Haas in R4 will be much tougher test.

Adler
06-29-2007, 08:26 PM
Total dominance by Fed. Haas in R4 will be much tougher test.
I don't think so. Haas can only match Safin, not play much better than him. He still struggles after this injury, otherwise he would have pulverized Dima today

guga2120
06-29-2007, 08:26 PM
Safin didn't like the horrendous outfit that the arrogant prick walked out on court who could?

Lets hope Haas steps up and does something crazy to King Roger and his purse.

scarecrows
06-29-2007, 08:27 PM
Total dominance by Fed. Haas in R4 will be much tougher test.

meh

with Safin I predicted in 3 or 4 giving a chance to Safin to win a set
against Haas is gonna be an easy 3-0

Kuhne
06-29-2007, 08:28 PM
I don't know why they make a big deal out of haas, he is good but he wont beat fed on grass, this is gona be a straight set win.

rofe
06-29-2007, 08:28 PM
shocking result, Federer.:zzz: :zzz:

Roger had to do more than just push the ball in court unlike what you expected.

Neely
06-29-2007, 08:29 PM
Damn, I'm really pissed off because I missed all except the last few games of this match, I was looking forward to it. However, the last few games didn't seem to be that bad and Safin played okay. I guess this wasn't the case in the first set :lol: The tiebreak, one stupid oafing volley mistake and Federer bagged it already because he was serving superbly towards the end of the set and in the tiebreak. No chance.

Total dominance by Fed. Haas in R4 will be much tougher test.
Don't have much hope for Haas, especially not on grass. They met a few times as Haas was in good form and he wasn't able to beat Federer on hardcourt.

Greenday
06-29-2007, 08:30 PM
WOW!!!!.......Roger's serve reminded me of the way he served against agassi in the final set of US Open 2005 final...just too good!!....and tht backhand slice...it just helps him to come thru matches....just a killer shot...the way roger uses tht shot is jus amazinfg!!... I hope he can keep up this level for next match as well....he's got a really tough one again against haas..!!!

safinalium
06-29-2007, 08:31 PM
Marat was a little sleepy in the beginning. :lol: Nice 3rd set though.:)

azinna
06-29-2007, 08:32 PM
Anyone who didn't see that coming needs to wake up and face some facts.

Tell that to the safin fanatics that voted he would win .

Woah. Some folks actually thought Marat would win? You see, this is why I shouldn't spend too much time on MTF.....

R.Federer
06-29-2007, 08:33 PM
This match took less time than all the other men's matches today, with the exception of the gasquet match.

It was too hyped for what it was going to ultimately end up being.

stebs
06-29-2007, 08:33 PM
Safin got out thought big time. Federer got his serve in play and then hit some great slices and that's all he needed to do.

Overall that was a pretty weak match in the first and second sets, easily the worst sets Federer has played this Wimbledon and yet he won them 1 and 4. Third set was high quality and Safin did a good job reaching the breaker but that was all he could hope for beause Federer didn't give him any chances on serve.

ChinoRios4Ever
06-29-2007, 08:34 PM
expected win by fed

Or Levy
06-29-2007, 08:34 PM
Some spectecular stuff from Roger. Where was those FS percentage, aces and placement during clay season, I don't know.

Marat played some excellent shots at the end of the match, but so did Roger.

AnnaK_4ever
06-29-2007, 08:37 PM
meh

with Safin I predicted in 3 or 4 giving a chance to Safin to win a set
against Haas is gonna be an easy 3-0

I don't know why they make a big deal out of haas, he is good but he wont beat fed on grass, this is gona be a straight set win.

I don't think Haas will beat Federer. But unlike Safin he can make the match more or less competitive.

I don't think so. Haas can only match Safin, not play much better than him. He still struggles after this injury, otherwise he would have pulverized Dima today

:rolleyes:
In the first set today Tursunov would destroy everyone barring Federer. 13 winners to 0 unforced errors. But later in the match Haas quite easily outplayed him. Some of Tommy's passing shots and drop-shots were excellent today.

Tnn74
06-29-2007, 08:37 PM
:sad: may have been different if Federer hadn't pulled those aces out of his behind...
... and that volley into the net in the TB... :mad:

Marat :hug:
anyway, well played Fed.

MarieS
06-29-2007, 08:37 PM
Woah. Some folks actually thought Marat would win? You see, this is why I shouldn't spend too much time on MTF.....

Yeah actually over 70 people did :haha::haha::help:. So much for being Safinated :o.

expected win by rogi :lol:...amazing serving there at the end :worship:

RonE
06-29-2007, 08:39 PM
Safin didn't like the horrendous outfit that the arrogant prick walked out on court wearing so he tanked the match in order to protest.

I guess that makes Safin a whimpy little girl who shits his pants too :sad:

Sunset of Age
06-29-2007, 08:39 PM
Woah. Some folks actually thought Marat would win? You see, this is why I shouldn't spend too much time on MTF.....

I can't believe any of them were actually being serious. :angel:

WF4EVER
06-29-2007, 08:47 PM
I like that Rogi had to serve really well in the end to win the match. I'm glad that Safin didn't go on a boil today; I'm glad he forced Rogi to play better in order to close. It'll only get tougher from here and he needs to start bringing his real grass game to the court.

Since he missed Halle, it was good for him that he had those two easier rounds before. Right now, he looks more to me like he did last year at this point. Last year he had to be ready from Wimby 1st round because of the draw he got.

Hopefully he's gotten into his grass groove, now.

DDrago2
06-29-2007, 08:47 PM
Safin got steamrolled, like I expected

But at least he played like a man, expecially in that 3rd set

I was happy to see true tennis, explosiveness, true sporting spirit, as a contrast to this spartan bulshit we are bombarded on this place

CyBorg
06-29-2007, 08:48 PM
Safin may be on the verge of a solid hard court season. We'll see what happens.

Marek.
06-29-2007, 08:49 PM
I guess that makes Safin a whimpy little girl who shits his pants too :sad:

Of course. He didn't win=didn't believe, didn't fight like a SPARTAN! If you fight, Federer gives up, even if he is a bad match up for you because those don't exist.

DDrago2
06-29-2007, 08:54 PM
Of course. He didn't win=didn't believe, didn't fight like a SPARTAN! If you fight, Federer gives up, even if he is a bad match up for you because those don't exist.

Oh no... not again

Everyone who loves tennis enjoyed this match of TRUE TENNIS

Good GOd, make this thuggies and their's warshipers who call them "spartans" dissapear

P.S. Spartan warriors were idealistic and disciplined warriors and not pirata-pants scumm. Nadal maybe reminds of apache savages and carribean pirate scumm, but even for them he is too much on the grey side

RonE
06-29-2007, 08:57 PM
Of course. He didn't win=didn't believe, didn't fight like a SPARTAN! If you fight, Federer gives up, even if he is a bad match up for you because those don't exist.

Spoken like a true prodigy. :worship: You are Master R=FK's brightest pupil and undoubtadely a worthy successor to him should the biased Fedtard mods decide to banish him to the wilderness.

RonE
06-29-2007, 08:58 PM
Oh no... not again

Everyone who loves tennis enjoyed this match of TRUE TENNIS

Good GOd, make this thuggies and their's warshipers who call them "spartans" dissapear

P.S. Spartan warriors were idealistic and disciplined warriors and not pirata-pants scumm. Nadal maybe reminds of apache savages and carribean pirate scumm, but even for them he is too much on the grey side

:secret: You obviously missed the heavily garnished sarcastic overtones in our posts.

But it matters not- R=FK will cure your disease just as he has done for the rest of us worthless Fed-worshipping peons :worship:

Marek.
06-29-2007, 09:06 PM
Spoken like a true prodigy. :worship: You are Master R=FK's brightest pupil and undoubtadely a worthy successor to him should the biased Fedtard mods decide to banish him to the wilderness.

You have served him well to, brother :worship:

But yes, in the terrible event of him getting banned, I would have to change my avatar, signature and shine the light in more of my posts. For now, I must wear the scar of the Fedtard.

Marek.
06-29-2007, 09:07 PM
Oh no... not again

Everyone who loves tennis enjoyed this match of TRUE TENNIS

Good GOd, make this thuggies and their's warshipers who call them "spartans" dissapear

P.S. Spartan warriors were idealistic and disciplined warriors and not pirata-pants scumm. Nadal maybe reminds of apache savages and carribean pirate scumm, but even for them he is too much on the grey side

Heretic!!!!:mad:











;):p

gillian
06-29-2007, 09:09 PM
If I see highlights, I will just be happy to see the 2 of them on the court together.

Andre'sNo1Fan
06-29-2007, 09:12 PM
What a boring match, I switched it off half way through. Had nothing about it at all. If this is what the cream of tennis has to offer, well there isn't really much hope for the sport.

G4.
06-29-2007, 09:16 PM
What a boring match, I switched it off half way through. Had nothing about it at all. If this is what the cream of tennis has to offer, well there isn't really much hope for the sport.



yep just because someone as important as you didn't like it

RonE
06-29-2007, 09:17 PM
What a boring match, I switched it off half way through. Had nothing about it at all. If this is what the cream of tennis has to offer, well there isn't really much hope for the sport.

I guess Safin's Spartan qualities are just not good enough for you. How devastating :awww:

Andre'sNo1Fan
06-29-2007, 09:18 PM
yep just because someone as important as you didn't like it
You're not gonna get new fans to sport with matches like that. There just isn't any excitment at all, and sport is all about excitement right?

Il Primo Uomo
06-29-2007, 09:19 PM
Marat :hug:

R.Federer
06-29-2007, 09:19 PM
I guess Safin's Spartan qualities are just not good enough for you. How devastating :awww:
Believe me, if the exact same pair had played with roles reversed and scoreline the same with Federer losing, there would have been "hope for the sport".
It isn't the quality of the match that is being underscored, it is the outcome. :D Federer wins means the sport is doomed.

You open a thread about Federer, the usual suspects are here. The fans, the haters!

Andre'sNo1Fan
06-29-2007, 09:19 PM
I guess Safin's Spartan qualities are just not good enough for you. How devastating :awww:
Safin doesn't possess Spartan qualities, thats why he is mentally so weak. He believed he was beaten before he even walked on court.

Roddickominator
06-29-2007, 09:19 PM
Fed was serving ridiculously well on the bigger points....every time Marat saw an opening Fed would chuck a few aces or service winners at him. In the 3rd set, when Marat actually got into rallies on Fed's serve....we saw flashes of what could have been. But Fed was serving out of his mind and was hardly giving him a chance. Good 3rd set.

Deea
06-29-2007, 09:20 PM
that 3rd set was so nice to watch...too bad for that netted volley in the TB Marat :sad: There could have been another set of good tennis. oh well, Marat can take positive aspects from this match...Roger's serving was too :eek: to the end of the match. So hard to return...and Marat is a good returner. So congrats Roger! :yeah: And heads up Marat...hardcourts await! :bounce:

G4.
06-29-2007, 09:21 PM
You're not gonna get new fans to sport with matches like that. There just isn't any excitment at all, and sport is all about excitement right?

some like Nadal's style, some don't , some like Fed's stylen some don't. Just like in soccer , some like a team that plays boring football (to me) like Chelsea

RonE
06-29-2007, 09:22 PM
Safin doesn't possess Spartan qualities, thats why he is mentally so weak. He believed he was beaten before he even walked on court.

:eek:

That_Tennis_Guy, you have a worthy opponent who is threatening to take your place as R=FK's brightest Spartan pupil.

trixtah
06-29-2007, 09:22 PM
just a few more games before that Ljubo loving troll leaves MTF forever :( why couldn't Marat hold his serve a couple more times

Bremen
06-29-2007, 09:22 PM
You're not gonna get new fans to sport with matches like that. There just isn't any excitment at all, and sport is all about excitement right?

What about Nadal's wins on clay? Or do you think they're exciting because he yells vamos, even if he's demolishing his opponenet??

the answer
06-29-2007, 09:22 PM
What a boring match, I switched it off half way through. Had nothing about it at all. If this is what the cream of tennis has to offer, well there isn't really much hope for the sport.

What a surprise Andre'sN01fan thinks that a Federer match is boring, who would have thought that? :eek:

Andre'sNo1Fan
06-29-2007, 09:26 PM
What about Nadal's wins on clay? Or do you think they're exciting because he yells vamos, even if he's demolishing his opponenet??
Definately not, he needs to be challenged as well. RG this year was very boring and predictable, just like Wimbeldon.

ExpectedWinner
06-29-2007, 09:28 PM
Safin doesn't possess Spartan qualities, thats why he is mentally so weak. He believed he was beaten before he even walked on court.

When is this idiocy about Sparta going to end ? It wasn't funny at the beginning. Now it's :zzz: *100000. The severe lack of creativity is on display.

Bremen
06-29-2007, 09:29 PM
Definately not, he needs to be challenged as well. RG this year was very boring and predictable, just like Wimbeldon.

Blake and Gonzalez going out? Janko winning? There have been way more exciting matches here at wimbledon.

MarieS
06-29-2007, 09:31 PM
When is this idiocy about Sparta going to end ? It wasn't funny at the beginning. Now it's :zzz: *100000. The severe lack of creativity is on display.

It's MTF :shrug:...

scarecrows
06-29-2007, 09:35 PM
:eek:

That_Tennis_Guy, you have a worthy opponent who is threatening to take your place as R=FK's brightest Spartan pupil.

not just one ;)

Marek.
06-29-2007, 09:40 PM
:eek:

That_Tennis_Guy, you have a worthy opponent who is threatening to take your place as R=FK's brightest Spartan pupil.

We need all the help we can get to cure those disgusting Fedtard freaks.

not just one ;)

:worship:

Andre'sNo1Fan
06-29-2007, 09:41 PM
Blake and Gonzalez going out? Janko winning? There have been way more exciting matches here at wimbledon.
Blake losing was not particularly exciting. I watched a lot of the match, and he never looked in it. Blake losing to Ferrero is hardly a shock anyway. Gonzo match was pretty good, but one match hardly shows anything.

Bremen
06-29-2007, 09:52 PM
Blake losing was not particularly exciting. I watched a lot of the match, and he never looked in it. Blake losing to Ferrero is hardly a shock anyway. Gonzo match was pretty good, but one match hardly shows anything.

There have been more upsets in this tournament, a little more uncertainty which I think gives it the edge.

star
06-29-2007, 10:03 PM
P.S. Spartan warriors were idealistic and disciplined warriors and not pirata-pants scumm. Nadal maybe reminds of apache savages and carribean pirate scumm, but even for them he is too much on the grey side

I know some Apaches who wouldn't take kindly to being called savages. Just remember that there are many full-blooded descendants of Apache warriors alive and well and even on the internet. :kiss: Many of their ancestors were also disciplined warriors who were fighting a desperate war where even though out-numbered they fought bravely and well.

There was a young guy in town who looked remarkably like Nadal. I used to see him all the time. I always wondered if he even knew who Nadal was. :)

tennisgal_001
06-29-2007, 10:34 PM
First set: The score says it all.
Second set: Sloppy patches from both guys, Federer was more consistent on serve. Safin's forehand was MIA and the UFEs cost him the set.
Third set: Sublime serving from Roger and a more consistent versatile game from Safin. A great set of tennis with one poorly executed volley being the decider.

Overall, it was business for Federer as usual. His slice an serve were key shots and allowed him to race through a 2-0 sets lead. Marat showed why he's always a dangerous opponent in the third set, and hopefully he will take away the positives from this loss and have a good second half of the season.

GlennMirnyi
06-29-2007, 11:28 PM
Easy and expected. Safin isn't opposition on grass.

Eden
06-29-2007, 11:33 PM
Congrats Roger for another 3 sets victory :)

Good that the match could be played and finished today. Hopefully the weather gets better next week.The wind seems to be tricky for the players.

Marat mentioned in the press that he needed some time to get used to play on the Centre Court:


Both players said windy conditions on the roofless Centre Court had made things difficult and Safin said just playing on the main court for the first time in a long time had been hard to adjust to.

"It was a strange feeling for me, so it took me about two sets to get used to it," said Safin.

"I'm not taking any credit away from Roger, but still, it was a difficult sensation to get used to because it was a lot of wind, and the circumstances were tough for me."

He said it would be hard for anyone to stop Federer's bid to win a fifth successive Wimbledon crown.

"I don't see anybody who can hurt him because everybody knows how to play against him but they don't have enough weapons to beat him, unfortunately."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070629/sp_nm/tennis_wimbledon_federer_dc_3

Fedexex
06-29-2007, 11:35 PM
:woohoo:

great serving :yeah:

NYCtennisfan
06-29-2007, 11:36 PM
"I don't see anybody who can hurt him because everybody knows how to play against him but they don't have enough weapons to beat him, unfortunately."

Safin is correct. Nothing to do with fighting, balls, Spartans, etc.

aramis
06-29-2007, 11:38 PM
It's a shame it took so long for Safin to get into it. By the time he was finally finding his feet out there he had already lost 2 sets. The third set was close, REALLY close. Safin showed he still has the game to hang with and even take a set from Roger. If Roger weren't serving out of his mind in that third set, Marat probably would have won it 6-4 or 7-5 and we might have had a match. But alas, that wasn't to be. Maybe in the USO.

Sjengster
06-29-2007, 11:43 PM
I'd like to see an indoor match between the two, it's still Safin's best surface and he won the only match they played on a fast indoor surface (Moscow 2002). You could see Federer had trouble handling the pace when he tried to trade topspin backhands with Safin, so he had the slice working well and it produced dividends.

goldenlox
06-30-2007, 01:28 AM
The 3rd set was the best I've seen Marat play for a while. If he's knees hold up, he's going to have a big hardcourt season.

Art&Soul
06-30-2007, 01:29 AM
Expected win by ROGI, 8-2 now yoohoo

bokehlicious
06-30-2007, 01:56 AM
You're not gonna get new fans to sport with matches like that. There just isn't any excitment at all, and sport is all about excitement right?

Shut up you tool ! For god's sake fans aren't all like you fangirls drooling over Piggy's biceps or Monfils' clownish manners :rolleyes:

Tennis Fool
06-30-2007, 01:58 AM
I wish Safin would play like this against Mickey Mouse players :rolleyes:

Anyway, nice tournament, one round better than last year. And he sounded like this match was good for his confidence--hopefully he'll bring it to the US.

Roddickominator
06-30-2007, 02:12 AM
Watching Marat in that 3rd set really was exciting....hell, it's great anytime you see someone able to take control of baseline rallies against Federer. Maybe he can get back on the practice courts and focus some more, have some good results before he gets too old.

Bremen
06-30-2007, 02:24 AM
"I don't see anybody who can hurt him because everybody knows how to play against him but they don't have enough weapons to beat him, unfortunately."

Safin is correct. Nothing to do with fighting, balls, Spartans, etc.

Everyone knows how to beat him but they don't have the weapons? Is it really so simple??

Roddickominator
06-30-2007, 02:30 AM
Everyone knows how to beat him but they don't have the weapons? Is it really so simple??

Yeah, I don't think it's quite that simple. Unless he's talking about "You just hit winners every point", then yeah nobody has those kind of weapons. I think he was probably talking about going after Fed's backhand.

R.Federer
06-30-2007, 02:33 AM
Everyone knows how to beat him but they don't have the weapons? Is it really so simple??
Well I think they "know". Henman said so a few years ago at the USO. He said you have to serve like roddick, return like agassi, volley like himself and then you can
I'll see if I can dig up the exact quote

R.Federer
06-30-2007, 02:35 AM
Here it is:


Q. On the first day of the Agassi-Federer match, before the weather got bad, Andre had some really good stretches of taking Federer's ball early and trying to get it back in his face quickly to control the point. How many players out there are capable of taking the ball early like that and having a shot against him?

TIM HENMAN: Not many. I mean, you look at Andre's technique and his hand-eye coordination. That's what makes him the player that he is, because he can take the ball so early and take the time away. But there's probably -- I don't think there's anyone that hits the ball like that. Sure, if you take Roddick's serve and Agassi's returns and my volleys and Hewitt's speed and tenacity, then you've probably got a good chance against Federer (laughter). That's a lot of people involved in, you know, one player.

Bremen
06-30-2007, 02:36 AM
Well I think they "know". Henman said so a few years ago at the USO. He said you have to serve like roddick, return like agassi, volley like himself and then you can
I'll see if I can dig up the exact quote

Hahaha, some sort of tennis cyborg created from all those guys' best shots is the only way to beat him?? Sounds about right to me.

edit: Whoa, you found that quote fast!!

dkw
06-30-2007, 02:47 AM
Shut up you tool ! For god's sake fans aren't all like you fangirls drooling over Piggy's biceps or Monfils' clownish manners :rolleyes:

JMPower when did you get to be such a dipstick... is it the pesticides in the grass???

Is Wimbledon over yet... I don't know how much more of the Fedtardism I can take.

Uraitan
06-30-2007, 04:15 AM
Congrats, Roger !!! :worship: :worship: :worship:

Safin ... :sad:

Forehander
06-30-2007, 05:20 AM
I love watching safin, by far one of my favourite players :haha: always on and off and have such a cool personality. Lol he use to be my role model when i was very little because he has a bunch of playmate like girls to be his cheering squad, i promised myself i'll be like that one day LMAO! But now that he's tuned down he's even cooler. But he played terrible tennis at the start lol - he nearly missed every single forehand whenever federer kept it low with the awesome slice. Good work from Federer though especially the last set, doing his routine shots and excellent serving.

sawan66278
06-30-2007, 05:37 AM
Didn't watch the match. Why? Because ESPN is again showing its true colors. What do you expect from a network that is presently embroiled in a sexual harassment scandal? Anyway...to me, this is the end of Safin. A complete and utter waste of talent.

Its funny, but a day or two ago, ESPN asked Roger what was "wrong" with Safin? True, Roger gets a little to patronizing in his analysis of other players. However, he was spot on with his assessment of Safin. The man is simply content with where he is as a player. He seems to enjoy the fight in matches, but enjoys the night life more. And I will tell you this: he will regret it later after his career is over.

I firmly believe that if he had the fight and commitment of Rafa, he would be either #1 or #2 in the world...with Rafa at #3. Look at Djokovic. The man does not have the talent of Marat, but the commitment is there. And he will go far because of it. I keep hoping that players of his era like Lleyton and Guga have one burst left before riding off into the sunset. Do us all a favor Marat: if you are unwilling to work on strategy and the utilizing of your talents to the utmost, please retire.

yeahright
06-30-2007, 06:30 AM
I was going crazy with the Federer slice backhands. I didn't expect Marat to win but was hoping the match would be more competitive.

Oh, Marat...

FedFan_2007
06-30-2007, 07:02 AM
I was going crazy with the Federer slice backhands. I didn't expect Marat to win but was hoping the match would be more competitive.

Oh, Marat...

As if Federer wasn't employing his usual array of power shots including his *great* topspin backhand, which is by far the best on tour. :worship:

Daniel
06-30-2007, 07:23 AM
Congrats Roger :worship:

RonE
06-30-2007, 07:29 AM
"I don't see anybody who can hurt him because everybody knows how to play against him but they don't have enough weapons to beat him, unfortunately."

Safin is correct. Nothing to do with fighting, balls, Spartans, etc.

Heretic! How dare you defile the Spartan legacy like that! :mad:

Haas will prove you wrong and cure you of your Fedtardism once and for all. Viva Sparta!!! :rocker2:

trixtah
06-30-2007, 07:45 AM
Man FUCK espn. Do they really thing we wanted to watch Roddick Versasco instead of the number 1 ranked player and another talented player in Marat? Fuck that.

Match started getting better in the third. Like both players said, if he had the belief and gotten off to a better start it would have been more of a match. Too bad Marat was already down two sets before he started to get used to the court. Congrats on another Wimbledon, Roger...I guess

nkhera1
06-30-2007, 07:48 AM
Safin can take away some positives from this match with Federer. In his current form he doesn't have a chance to beat Federer especially on grass which is Safin's worst surface and Fed's best, but he did show some signs of life by moving Fed around. He wasn't able to finish on many occasions (of course most of the credit goes to Fed on this), but if he played like this he would be able to beat most people. Hopefully he dedicates himself to the hard court season and he can show some good results.

trixtah
06-30-2007, 07:50 AM
This match wasn't a complete loss and he took a lot of positives from it. At least he didn't get completely dominated. By hanging around in the third he showed himself that he can still play on his least favorite surface against one of the greatest (if not the greatest) grass court player ever. If that's not something positive, I don't know what is going to motivate him.

Q. Will you ever be a top ten player again?

MARAT SAFIN: Well, why not? I still have a few years left. Why not? If I'm not, then I'm not. I'm still playing because I still believe that I can get there, anyhow, and it doesn't matter when.

He still believes it so I'll keep following him and cheering for his wins :D

xcrap
06-30-2007, 08:51 AM
why does safin hate grass. he has a great big serve and that should be advanatge for him, i stuggle to find why he isnt sucessful on it.

trixtah
06-30-2007, 08:57 AM
the unpredictable bounce and the awkward movement, I guess

leng jai
06-30-2007, 09:16 AM
No wonder Marat can't win the MM tournaments, it takes him 2 sets to warm up.

ycpg
06-30-2007, 10:02 AM
When Federer is playing his game, no one beats him. Safin is not better than Federer in any way. It sucks how facts and history get in the way of logic.

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RonE
06-30-2007, 10:04 AM
When Federer is playing his game, no one beats him. Safin is not better than Federer in any way. It sucks how facts and history get in the way of logic.

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Welcome to MTF :lol:

AnnaK_4ever
06-30-2007, 10:25 AM
I'd like to see an indoor match between the two, it's still Safin's best surface and he won the only match they played on a fast indoor surface (Moscow 2002). You could see Federer had trouble handling the pace when he tried to trade topspin backhands with Safin, so he had the slice working well and it produced dividends.

Moscow's carpet is ridiculously slow surface with bad, rather low bounces. I was at that match. Safin was playing excellent tennis but Roger was not a half a player he is now.

Byrd
06-30-2007, 10:36 AM
Slice=Death of Safin as I expected.

RonE
06-30-2007, 10:42 AM
Slice=Death of Safin as I expected.

The cheating Swiss bastard using his ballet slices. No fair!!! :mad: I demand a rematch with the ego king forced to hit nothing but topspin backhands around ear height and then we will see how he handles this Spartan ploy.

Byrd
06-30-2007, 11:03 AM
The cheating Swiss bastard using his ballet slices. No fair!!! :mad: I demand a rematch with the ego king forced to hit nothing but topspin backhands around ear height and then we will see how he handles this Spartan ploy.

I agree RonE after analysing this match in detail, the arrogant swiss was lucky today as Safin had too much on his mind with the cost of food at Wimbledon, such corruption running through a tournament, and catering for their big nosed hero, Safin would've of triple bagelled the transistional champ 6-3 6-3 6-3 otherwise :p

MariaV
06-30-2007, 11:16 AM
I'd like to see an indoor match between the two, it's still Safin's best surface and he won the only match they played on a fast indoor surface (Moscow 2002). You could see Federer had trouble handling the pace when he tried to trade topspin backhands with Safin, so he had the slice working well and it produced dividends.

Safin's speed and footwork will NEVER be the same. He has chronic tendonitis in his knee and he said he's taking painkillers before matches. Sorry, just had to say that. :bigwave:

Naranoc
06-30-2007, 11:24 AM
I agree RonE after analysing this match in detail, the arrogant swiss was lucky today as Safin had too much on his mind with the cost of food at Wimbledon, such corruption running through a tournament, and catering for their big nosed hero, Safin would've of triple bagelled the transistional champ 6-3 6-3 6-3 otherwise :p

Memories of mediter, his aliases and that horrifying BBC Board :help:

Not an entirely unexpected result to those approaching this match with less bias, congrats :yeah:

bokehlicious
06-30-2007, 11:58 AM
Safin's speed and footwork will NEVER be the same. He has chronic tendonitis in his knee and he said he's taking painkillers before matches. Sorry, just had to say that. :bigwave:

:awww: :hug: :hug: life's unfair...

Ales_Alessandra
06-30-2007, 02:40 PM
Could someone explain to me, what bothers the haters more, the player himself or his fans, or is just jealous, really? :shrug: :p

Byrd
06-30-2007, 02:43 PM
Memories of mediter, his aliases and that horrifying BBC Board :help:

Not an entirely unexpected result to those approaching this match with less bias, congrats :yeah:

Just chucking in a few of his famous phrases brings up such bad memories, thats what you call a troll Lol.

stebs
06-30-2007, 02:49 PM
Could someone explain to me, what bothers the haters more, the player himself or his fans, or is just jealous, really? :shrug: :p

I guess I'm a hater although I thoroughly enjoy watching Safin play, I wish him well in most of his matches unless he is playing a big fave of mine. You got it bang on with his fans. I don't want you to get offended and for all I know you are a great fan but Marat has a huge load of delusional fangirls who think if he hits top form he can still win majors etc...

Action Jackson
06-30-2007, 02:52 PM
Could someone explain to me, what bothers the haters more, the player himself or his fans, or is just jealous, really? :shrug: :p

Safin fans for the most part.

Ales_Alessandra
06-30-2007, 03:08 PM
I guess I'm a hater although I thoroughly enjoy watching Safin play, I wish him well in most of his matches unless he is playing a big fave of mine. You got it bang on with his fans. I don't want you to get offended and for all I know you are a great fan but Marat has a huge load of delusional fangirls who think if he hits top form he can still win majors etc...

Tks for the complement! Well it is a trick situation! As fan we still support our player and still want him to play his best and do fine at the tourn. by consequence winning some tourn., but we, and I want to believe that most of us are aware of his conditions right now! It is hard not get motivated or excited with a simple 2 wins in row afetr such crap matches and tourn. But I do believe that win a GS is quite far away from reality. Everything can happen in future but is not that brigh yet. Nevertheless, support him is what fans do!
I feel sorry or I do apologize for some fans, and they they are at most fanbases, who are hell over the hills, or the moon. It is just to bad that all fans then are judge equal and have to suffer with the consequences, specially at GM tards war!:cuckoo: But I think I just have to live with that, I'm learning, and indeed world is not perfect!
Anyway, tks for answering it! :D

RonE
06-30-2007, 03:15 PM
I agree RonE after analysing this match in detail, the arrogant swiss was lucky today as Safin had too much on his mind with the cost of food at Wimbledon, such corruption running through a tournament, and catering for their big nosed hero, Safin would've of triple bagelled the transistional champ 6-3 6-3 6-3 otherwise :p

Damn right! ;)

Kuhne
06-30-2007, 08:04 PM
at least Safin's fans are funny, they know Safin wont win anything with the up and down play he has so they just make up random funny comments, Nadal's fans on the other hand... ew... anyone who is a fan of a guy who picks his ass every 2 minutes and then smells his hand disguising it as the "give me a towel" signal, has some serious problems.

Marek.
06-30-2007, 08:49 PM
at least Safin's fans are funny, they know Safin wont win anything with the up and down play he has so they just make up random funny comments, Nadal's fans on the other hand... ew... anyone who is a fan of a guy who picks his ass every 2 minutes and then smells his hand disguising it as the "give me a towel" signal, has some serious problems.

How dare you speak such blasphemy of the Spartan King and his loyal followers.:mad: Someday, you will see the light and practice such rituals in your day to day life.

Viva Sparta! :rocker2:

trixtah
06-30-2007, 08:54 PM
I agree RonE after analysing this match in detail, the arrogant swiss was lucky today as Safin had too much on his mind with the cost of food at Wimbledon, such corruption running through a tournament, and catering for their big nosed hero, Safin would've of triple bagelled the transistional champ 6-3 6-3 6-3 otherwise :p

Can someone PLEASE for the last time explain to this idiot what a triple bagel is?

bokehlicious
06-30-2007, 09:21 PM
Can someone PLEASE for the last time explain to this idiot what a triple bagel is?

I'm wondering who is the actual idiot... :rolleyes: :lol:

Emilio
06-30-2007, 09:30 PM
Can someone PLEASE for the last time explain to this idiot what a triple bagel is?

If you cant, i will do...6-0 6-0 6-0

RonE
06-30-2007, 09:43 PM
Can someone PLEASE for the last time explain to this idiot what a triple bagel is?

Well here we have the theorem from the horse's mouth- straight from the scholared Professor Mediter who came up with this new term :worship:

Stuipid ignoramus.There is no logic or basis on which you are saying.stop wasting internet bandwidth by posting such drivel birdbrain.

64,64,64= 3-0 = triple bagel

QED.

And this:

Fed worshippers have been criticising the unbiased analysis of wilander regarding the choking tendencies of the swiss.

I did a comprehensive research of wilander's career and was impressed after a thorough analysis from all angles.

My irrefutable conclusion states that Wilander was peerless on clay and would have been a worthy challenger to Nadal today unlike the overrated man from bastle who loses the match before it starts.

If fed had dared to cross wilander on clay, he would be triple bagelled 6-3,6-3,6-3 mercielssly by the super swede.

This is the result of painstaking factual research and a thorough critical thinking exercise in logic.

Byrd
06-30-2007, 09:44 PM
Can someone PLEASE for the last time explain to this idiot what a triple bagel is?


You do know that triple bagel phrase is a running joke on MTF started by someone else....:retard:

trixtah
06-30-2007, 10:07 PM
You do know that triple bagel phrase is a running joke on MTF started by someone else....:retard:

yeah, and we settled that joke by calling you all dumbasses and saying that it wasn't funny anymore.

also, JMPower, QQ little girl, QQ. A 31 year old "man" baited like a fish to my posts in GM. Hilarious. Grow up--when are you going to hit puberty? 45?

Byrd
06-30-2007, 10:14 PM
yeah, and we settled that joke by calling you all dumbasses and saying that it wasn't funny anymore.

also, JMPower, QQ little girl, QQ. A 31 year old "man" baited like a fish to my posts in GM. Hilarious. Grow up--when are you going to hit puberty? 45?


'We' settled?, when does all the voices in your head represent the general view of MTF :lol:

trixtah
06-30-2007, 10:16 PM
Voices in my head are more intelligent than your posts on the internet...

bokehlicious
06-30-2007, 10:19 PM
trixtard back in force :rocker2:

:retard:

trixtah
06-30-2007, 10:20 PM
I just reeled in a huge retard. Hooray! This will feed mouths for years. You're 31 years and still immature. Love it. Go outside and get some fresh air.

btw, use your idioms correctly, moron.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going out. Be back later tonight to make you forum trolls angry.

Byrd
06-30-2007, 10:23 PM
Voices in my head are more intelligent than your posts on the internet...

Is that what the doctor got you to believe :confused: , you really need to fire him.

wcr
07-01-2007, 01:12 AM
why does safin hate grass. he has a great big serve and that should be advanatge for him, i stuggle to find why he isnt sucessful on it.

He didn't grow up playing on it. The grass season is down to 4 weeks in his lifetime. You lose in the first round or two in the 4-week season and poof - you're on to the hard court season! It's very hard to get good on grass if all you end doing is playing a couple of matches a year on the stuff. If you've got a bumb knee, quick pivots and bending low to scoop up nasty slices only makes it more difficult. Maybe Safin can campaign for a longer grass season and perhaps a master series event on the stuff. That ought to help the cause.

dkw
07-01-2007, 01:39 AM
I don't get why supporting Safin makes you a "stupid fangirl".

Oh right!... we only support Safin becasue he's easy on the eyes, we don't know anything about tennis... blah, blah, blah.

How could I forget. Maybe we really are stupid. But at least we don't support FeLo.

ASP0315
07-01-2007, 01:44 AM
Great win Rogi. :yeah:

Marat :help:
FH looked very erratic. He needs to work on it.

Seleshfan
07-01-2007, 02:23 AM
Roger Ready to Extend Domination

AP (1 day ago) World number one tennis player Roger Federer has a chance to make history this week, being the first man since Bjorn Borg to win five consecutive Wimbledon championships. One would think that a feat of this magnitude would be the sole focus of the Swiss Maestro, however, Federer already has his mind on 2008 where he looks to extend his domination to the WTA tour. “Well, I think I was really motivated to play because, I feel like I’m pretty enough you know. I have the hair, the purse, and the style, and I’m definitely good enough,” said Federer after his comprehensive shut down of Marat Safin in the third round. Federer has sat atop the world rankings the last four years, and has won 9 of the last 12 grand slams, but still feels he has something to prove. “You know, when you have Serena saying things like ‘when she plays her best no one can beat her,’ and some of the older guys saying that ‘it’s easier these days,’ it really motivates me. No one has ever dominated two tours at once.” Roger or “Regina” as he will be known when playing in WTA events, has been working with world-renowned drag queen make-up artist Felicity Cockhart on finding the right look. “Well, I think it’s important to fit in. Geez, I don’t want to be the ugly girl on tour,” joked Federer pictured below (right) with Felicity (left). Serena Williams may rue the day she suggested that she was the best, but for now she is standing by her statement, “I am the best. I truly believe that. Roger, Regina, whoever, Serena is the only one who can beat Serena.” Next year we may be witnessing history, with Federer planning to play mens and womens singles, and mixed doubles (by himself) at all four grand slams. Federer can be the first man-woman in history to win 12 Grand Slams in one season. “That would be truly special, and I’m ready, as you can see,” said Roger showing off his new glamorous look.






http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php?photo=50334&cat=725

Ales_Alessandra
07-01-2007, 01:44 PM
:eek: What is about that pic? Are they fake drags? Is it a joke? Can't be Federer right?

mir
07-01-2007, 02:53 PM
ugly bitch .....yuk

Seleshfan
07-01-2007, 06:34 PM
:eek: What is about that pic? Are they fake drags? Is it a joke? Can't be Federer right?

Those are definitely real drags. Yes, it's a joke. No, that is not Federer....at least I don't think it is. :devil:

Ales_Alessandra
07-01-2007, 08:27 PM
I see! Tks!! ;)

Seleshfan
07-01-2007, 08:29 PM
But the resemblance is uncanny, isn't it?

Ales_Alessandra
07-01-2007, 08:37 PM
It is indeed! That's why I wasn't sure about it!! :lol: ;)

drf716
07-02-2007, 10:21 AM
at least Safin's fans are funny,Nadal's fans on the other hand...

what about roger's fans, just as arrogant?!

stebs
07-02-2007, 11:30 AM
what about roger's fans, just as arrogant?!

Although some of Roger's fans are certainly over confident with regards to his potential future success it is nothing close to the ridiculous beliefs of some (possibly not you) Safin fans who still believe he is the best player on the panet. I mean 35% of people on this forum, which is a forum for TENNIS FANS, believed that Safin would beat Federer.

Sunset of Age
07-02-2007, 01:28 PM
I mean 35% of people on this forum, which is a forum for TENNIS FANS, believed that Safin would beat Federer.

Of which perhaps 1% was actually being serious... :cool:

stebs
07-02-2007, 01:43 PM
Of which perhaps 1% was actually being serious... :cool:

I want to believe you but I'm afraid I've seen too many genuine posts to do so.

Yes, a lot of people voted for who they wanted to win but I think you'd be surprised by how many Safin fans believe he is still the best player in the world on his day, even against Federer on grass.

Sunset of Age
07-02-2007, 02:15 PM
I want to believe you but I'm afraid I've seen too many genuine posts to do so.

Yes, a lot of people voted for who they wanted to win but I think you'd be surprised by how many Safin fans believe he is still the best player in the world on his day, even against Federer on grass.

That's just beyond delusional. I can see why people think Rafa is better than Fed, or at least will become so in the (near) future - but Safin??? No way.

dkw
07-02-2007, 02:40 PM
Although some of Roger's fans are certainly over confident with regards to his potential future success it is nothing close to the ridiculous beliefs of some (possibly not you) Safin fans who still believe he is the best player on the panet. I mean 35% of people on this forum, which is a forum for TENNIS FANS, believed that Safin would beat Federer.

For the last time it was a random Poll!!! I voted for Safin even though I knew he didn't have a chance in hell!

And for the record we (or at least I) believe he can work harder at fulfilling his potential not that he's the best player on the planet. If he was the best player, he'd have more titles, it's that simple.

stebs
07-02-2007, 06:37 PM
For the last time it was a random Poll!!! I voted for Safin even though I knew he didn't have a chance in hell!

And for the record we (or at least I) believe he can work harder at fulfilling his potential not that he's the best player on the planet. If he was the best player, he'd have more titles, it's that simple.

I suggest you don't take up gambling.

dkw
07-03-2007, 04:24 PM
Random online fan poll = No Consequences

Gambling = Consequences

Two very different can of worms!

stebs
07-03-2007, 05:31 PM
Random online fan poll = No Consequences

Gambling = Consequences

Two very different can of worms!

It was a joke and shockingly I can see the differences between betting money and voting in a poll. ;)

dkw
07-03-2007, 06:24 PM
Congratulations you've graduated to the next level.

Level 2 - how to avoid reading too much into radom fan polls!

Level 3 - how to avoid interpreting every poll as an implicit attack on Federer

Level 4 - how to cure general Fedtardism (first stage: denial)