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Does Anybody Give Ferrero A Chance Tomorrow?

Veronique
07-05-2007, 07:46 PM
In light of his play the last few games before the rain came, has he got a chance? We know he upped his game during his 3rd round match against Blake and hasn't looked back. He's been able to serve big and fly lightly on the grass. Could he possibly upset Roger? I feel he might steal a set. What say you?

Mansave_75
07-05-2007, 07:56 PM
I think if he focuses in his serve, and arrange a high percentage of first serves/aces he definetely will have any opportunity of winning a set and also moving Federer with is forehand and searching angles with his backhand preparing the point.
Because I keep think that Federer is "beatable". I didn't see him today very "fine".

Beforehand
07-05-2007, 08:01 PM
He needs to hop on Roger before Roger can knock off the rust. If Roger can come out and win the first set, the road's probably too steep, but if Juanqui can grab something like a set and a break or something while Roger is still in "How do you even hit one of these things?" mode, he can make Roger struggle.

Veronique
07-05-2007, 08:04 PM
I think if he focuses in his serve, and arrange a high percentage of first serves/aces he definetely will have any opportunity of winning a set and also moving Federer with is forehand and searching angles with his backhand preparing the point.
Because I keep think that Federer is "beatable". I didn't see him today very "fine".

I definitely saw something special from 3-5 on. I didn't think JCF had it in him when playing Roger on grass. And you could tell Roger didn't expect it either. The real question is whether he can keep it up for the duration of the match. I fear the rain delay might have broken the momentum, but it's still fairly early in the match though. Tomorrow will be interesting.

ChrisDoesDallas
07-05-2007, 08:05 PM
Ferrero played great tennis in those ten games. However, Federer is a rock when rain delays occur. He'll serve two big aces when he comes out, one will probably be second serve, break Ferrero in his "how play tennis" stage, then it'll be cake from there.

Beforehand
07-05-2007, 08:06 PM
To be honest, though, this is better for Federer than it seems, though. It's nice for him to get any practice at all before restarting the match seriously tomorrow.

Veronique
07-05-2007, 08:07 PM
He needs to hop on Roger before Roger can knock off the rust. If Roger can come out and win the first set, the road's probably too steep, but if Juanqui can grab something like a set and a break or something while Roger is still in "How do you even hit one of these things?" mode, he can make Roger struggle.

The best scenario would be for him to break off the bat, then serve for the 1st set. Even so, Roger has lots of time in a best of 5 match to catch up soon. I'm just hoping for a very good match and those last few games before the rain delay gave me hope.

bokehlicious
07-05-2007, 08:10 PM
Fed's gonna come back tomorrow all guns blazing :devil:

Veronique
07-05-2007, 08:16 PM
Ferrero played great tennis in those ten games. However, Federer is a rock when rain delays occur. He'll serve two big aces when he comes out, one will probably be second serve, break Ferrero in his "how play tennis" stage, then it'll be cake from there.

You're probably right, but the mosquito had looked really good here. He seems more at home on grass than on clay.

Marek.
07-05-2007, 08:17 PM
I think Federer underestimated Ferrero today. JCF is playing a lot better than he did at Monte Carlo or Hamburg. If play had continued today I think he would have won that first set and who knows what could have happened after that. If Federer holds and then breaks or wins the tie-break, it will be a lot harder for Ferrero to get in the match. I think he has a chance though as long as he keeps hitting his forehand like that.

Veronique
07-05-2007, 08:18 PM
Fed's gonna come back tomorrow all guns blazing :devil:

Don't state the obvious. I wanna hear the impossible argument. LOL Of course he's going to adjust and probably swat the mosquito away. But what if?

Beforehand
07-05-2007, 08:22 PM
The best scenario would be for him to break off the bat, then serve for the 1st set. Even so, Roger has lots of time in a best of 5 match to catch up soon. I'm just hoping for a very good match and those last few games before the rain delay gave me hope.
That's what I think, too. He needs to do a Soderling "Come out fresher and win this first game" thing, and if he can take the set at 7-5, I think it's slightly worrisome, but until he get some sort of break or wins a tiebreak in the second, it wouldn't be horribly surprising to see Roger win in 4 anyway.

Sunset of Age
07-05-2007, 08:23 PM
Juanqui looked exceptionally good today (well, all during the tournament :worship: - he's GREAT on the Green Stuff!), while the Fed, after a blazing start, seemed to have gone in Rusty Mode again - spraying around UEs like confetti. I think the first set will be crucial: if Fed regains his form, he'll blast JCF off court, but if not - anything can happen.

I wouldn't at all be surprised if Fed were to lose a set to JCF. In fact that's what I predicted.

Veronique
07-05-2007, 08:23 PM
I think Federer underestimated Ferrero today. JCF is playing a lot better than he did at Monte Carlo or Hamburg. If play had continued today I think he would have won that first set and who knows what could have happened after that. If Federer holds and then breaks or wins the tie-break, it will be a lot harder for Ferrero to get in the match. I think he has a chance though as long as he keeps hitting his forehand like that.

That's it right there. The rain delay is going to hurt JCF b/c Roger by now knows what to expect and has already figured out how to adjust. Will the mosquito find another gear as well? Or is he going to stick with big serve, big forehand?

adee-gee
07-05-2007, 08:28 PM
Federer will win the first 2 points with unreturnable serves and then break Ferrero. Clear as water.

aramis
07-05-2007, 08:48 PM
It doesn't matter if any of us gives him a chance tomorrow. The only important thing is that he gives himself a chance. I really want this to turn into a match, not another boring beatdown. So far Wimbledon has given us a lot of hard fought and close matches, more than the other two majors, so hopefully we can get one more tomorrow.

The Freak
07-05-2007, 09:02 PM
Does anyone seriously think Ferrero will end Federer's grass-court dominance? :lol:

W!MBLEDON
07-05-2007, 09:02 PM
:haha:

Thanks for the laughs, guys!

jasmin
07-05-2007, 09:30 PM
I'm sure Federer thinks there's a chance. You can't underestimate anyone that you play.

ReturnWinner
07-05-2007, 09:32 PM
he has more chances than Monfils and blake combined for sure
Does anyone seriously think Ferrero will end Federer's grass-court dominance? :lol:

Greg-Pete fan
07-05-2007, 10:07 PM
Ferrero played very well today. He still has a chance;) His game on grass really improved, he seems to play better on grass than on clay:lol: He will be fighting with Federer tomorrow:cool: :)

Fapmeister
07-05-2007, 11:19 PM
In light of his play the last few games before the rain came, has he got a chance? We know he upped his game during his 3rd round match against Blake and hasn't looked back. He's been able to serve big and fly lightly on the grass. Could he possibly upset Roger? I feel he might steal a set. What say you?

Ferreo has been playing surpringly good, but I wouldn't give him much of a chance to win, if any. It'as likely he takes the first set because Fed hasn't played much tennis and his problem of not being a good "starter"(ever notice how fed often looses the first set then completely dominates afterwards?) and with a "second start" coming up, it wouldn't surprise me if ferrero managed to even win the second set. But win? Nah. Doubt it.. Maybe 5% chance.

The Freak
07-05-2007, 11:27 PM
Ferreo has been playing surpringly good, but I wouldn't give him much of a chance to win, if any. It'as likely he takes the first set because Fed hasn't played much tennis and his problem of not being a good "starter"(ever notice how fed often looses the first set then completely dominates afterwards?) and with a "second start" coming up, it wouldn't surprise me if ferrero managed to even win the second set. But win? Nah. Doubt it.. Maybe 5% chance.

Federer has rarely has won matches lately in which he loses the first set. :)

Sunset of Age
07-05-2007, 11:53 PM
I'm sure Federer thinks there's a chance. You can't underestimate anyone that you play.

;) indeed. Fed would never underestimate his opponent, and surely not one that has been playing so well all during this tournament. I agree with a lot of you here - the rain delay surely is to Fed's advantage, as he'll have time to rethink his strategies and regroup.

Marek.
07-05-2007, 11:56 PM
Fed will probably start slicing the ball a lot tomorrow. Today he was coming over the backhand mostly and that wasn't working as the set went on. He used the slice a few times to the forehand and Ferrero didn't seem to like it. Slicing it to his backhand would probably work better.

Lou_Lou_Ferrero
07-06-2007, 12:03 AM
stranger things have happened... i'm just hoping for a good match where ferrero can keep his confidence and play bloody well. whether he wins or loses is... i dunno, not inrrelevant but... as long as he is pleased with how he plays and keeps up the amazing stuff he's been pulling out the bag for the last week then i'll be happy.... i'd love for him to beat Fed but... i am a realist!

moon language
07-06-2007, 12:43 AM
Federer will probably come out really aggressive and take the first set. He was caught off guard by Ferrero who wasn't letting him develop his rhythm but I think he'll force the issue tomorrow and the set will be over before Ferrero can try to make an adjustment. I would love to see Ferrero win though.

Tzar
07-06-2007, 12:52 AM
I do if he keeps playing like 2day!

markd
07-06-2007, 01:48 AM
This may sound odd, but I think the planets have aligned for Andy to win this Wimbledon. I think Federer will lose to Ferrero and Ferrero will lose to Andy and Andy will beat Djokovic, who will beat Nadal It just seems that way to me. I am a fan of tennis and I like all these players so I make this prediction with no bias..just a feeling I have.

Beforehand
07-06-2007, 01:54 AM
Federer is a great adjustment maker (excluding Nadal on clay). It's not completely out of the question for him to come out with a plan and jump all over JCF quickly.

For some reason, I find it much more likely that someone has a quick start tomorrow than that we just hold at 6-6 to a tight tiebreak.

Merton
07-06-2007, 01:56 AM
No, unless the wind becomes as bad as in the quarterfinal of 2004 US Open between Roger and Agassi. That is very unlikely though.

turkjey5
07-06-2007, 02:37 AM
the mosquito's gonna give Fed malaria.

VolandriFan
07-06-2007, 02:51 AM
I can't remember the last time I've seen Juan Carlos pounding forehands and serving as well as he has been these last two weeks. Something special is happening :)

Magical Trevor
07-06-2007, 03:20 AM
I agree with most here.

I was watching the scoreboard while our network showed the end of the Hewitt - Djokovic match, saw Ferrero go down an early break and figured he was going to get rocked as usual. Then after that match they put him on TV, and I haven't seen him play this well for about 4 years. From the parts they showed, he was owning the baseline exchanges.

However, this little comeback from JC and the rain delay might have given Federer a kick up the ass, so I'd still say Ferrero would need a miracle to win this one.

VolandriFan
07-06-2007, 03:27 AM
the mosquito's gonna give Fed malaria.

:lol:

RagingLamb
07-06-2007, 03:27 AM
sure he has a chance. not a particularly big one, but a chance nonetheless.

NYCtennisfan
07-06-2007, 03:31 AM
Federer was dismantling him before his strange serve game serving for the set. He was returning Ferrero's 1st serve with ease, had looks on almost all the Ferrero serve games save the one where JCF held to get to 5-3, and was winning his serve games at love or 15 with aces and unreturnables. Then he fell apart and JCF gained some momentum.

If JCF wins the 1st set, he has some chance to make it interesting (still don't think he an win), but if Fed wins the 1st set, he'll dismantle JCF in a practice session the rest of the way.

LLeytonRules
07-06-2007, 04:13 AM
No chance, Fed was pissed at his own play.I expect him to be really focus tomorrow.I dont see how he would let JCF end his streak.