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Federer def. Del Potro 6-1 6-4....

adee-gee
10-25-2007, 05:49 PM
Fine if no-one else wants the thread ;)

Del Potty struggled with a wrist injury early on, got better in the 2nd set.

Never in doubt, Del Potty didn't truly believe he could win.

scarecrows
10-25-2007, 05:50 PM
rematch with kiwi

shouldnt be a problem

Corey Feldman
10-25-2007, 05:52 PM
Just what he needs, these easy 2 set wins in under one hour, if there is any chance he will play next week...

but i still bet he WD's next week.

FedFan_2007
10-25-2007, 05:56 PM
No way, Roger wants Bercy.

LinkMage
10-25-2007, 06:05 PM
Fed's stats:

1st serve % : 67%
Aces: 10
FH winners: 7
BH winners: 6
UEs: 14
Forced errors: 4

Tabledott
10-25-2007, 06:11 PM
Come on, Roger

stebs
10-25-2007, 06:12 PM
Fine if no-one else wants the thread ;)

Del Potty struggled with a wrist injury early on, got better in the 2nd set.

Never in doubt, Del Potty didn't truly believe he could win.

Even if JMDP had the will of a horror movie murderer stumbling across drunken teens he would've had no chance today. Federer was very solid off the ground and played some nice points. JMDP won't ever trouble Federer imo, he doesn't have the right game and Federer can deal with those flat low strokes easily.

Good serving day for Federer as well although he was broken. JMDP needs to sort himself out with regards to serve, he put a load of first serves in but got burned anyway, for a guy 6"5 that just isn't good enough.

Eden
10-25-2007, 06:15 PM
Just what he needs, these easy 2 set wins in under one hour, if there is any chance he will play next week...

but i still bet he WD's next week.

I'm with you on this. I think Shanghai has priority for Roger and he wants to participate there rested.

Maybe he will change his schedule next year and play Paris instead of one of the other tournaments.

Came home late from work and couldn't see todays match. Can anyone give a summary about the match?

rosamunda
10-25-2007, 06:42 PM
Came home late from work and couldn't see todays match. Can anyone give a summary about the match?

Apart from a shank here and there, Fed played very well - walked all over del Potro in the 1st set (who had a bit of a wrist problem early on, but that seemed to settle as the match progressed). Fed served fairly solidly, though somehow got broken in his first serving game in the 2nd - one or two unforceds - you know the drill. But he already had a break and broke again to go ahead once more. del Pot played a lot better in the 2nd set and started holding serve fairly easily, but couldn't break back. Iffy game serving for the match - went to 30 all/deuce etc - but did it in the end.

Fed hit quite a few of those sick shots that make the jaw drop - some incredible stuff - crazy angles, half volleys and such - in amongst good solid play. del Pot played some good shots too - one or two searing forehands on return of serve, but only 1 backhand winner, I think. He didn't stand a chance - there was never any feeling (from me anyway) that he could come back and make a real match of it like Berrer did the other night. The scoreline says it all really.

Bit vague, I'm afraid, but hope it gives you some idea.

Apemant
10-25-2007, 06:44 PM
Even if JMDP had the will of a horror movie murderer stumbling across drunken teens he would've had no chance today. Federer was very solid off the ground and played some nice points. JMDP won't ever trouble Federer imo, he doesn't have the right game and Federer can deal with those flat low strokes easily.

He will certainly trouble him someday seeing that he's like 6 years younger. :devil:

What JMDP really lacks is a good 1st serve... which is odd since his height should, in theory, allow him to hit some nice bombs. It escapes me why his serve is so weak? If he could rely on winning his service games more comfortably, he'd be some serious threat to anyone.

Eden
10-25-2007, 07:01 PM
Apart from a shank here and there, Fed played very well - walked all over del Potro in the 1st set (who had a bit of a wrist problem early on, but that seemed to settle as the match progressed). Fed served fairly solidly, though somehow got broken in his first serving game in the 2nd - one or two unforceds - you know the drill. But he already had a break and broke again to go ahead once more. del Pot played a lot better in the 2nd set and started holding serve fairly easily, but couldn't break back. Iffy game serving for the match - went to 30 all/deuce etc - but did it in the end.

Fed hit quite a few of those sick shots that make the jaw drop - some incredible stuff - crazy angles, half volleys and such - in amongst good solid play. del Pot played some good shots too - one or two searing forehands on return of serve, but only 1 backhand winner, I think. He didn't stand a chance - there was never any feeling (from me anyway) that he could come back and make a real match of it like Berrer did the other night. The scoreline says it all really.

Bit vague, I'm afraid, but hope it gives you some idea.

Thanks a lot rosamunda :)

Fedex
10-25-2007, 08:24 PM
Even if JMDP had the will of a horror movie murderer stumbling across drunken teens he would've had no chance today. Federer was very solid off the ground and played some nice points. JMDP won't ever trouble Federer imo, he doesn't have the right game and Federer can deal with those flat low strokes easily.

Good serving day for Federer as well although he was broken. JMDP needs to sort himself out with regards to serve, he put a load of first serves in but got burned anyway, for a guy 6"5 that just isn't good enough.

Haha! ;)

RonE
10-25-2007, 09:06 PM
JMDP needs to sort himself out with regards to serve, he put a load of first serves in but got burned anyway, for a guy 6"5 that just isn't good enough.

At one point Frew McMillan pointed out midway through the second set that he had a first serve percentage of 73% yet only held serve once out of five attempts :tape:

ChinoRios4Ever
10-25-2007, 09:39 PM
Never in doubt.

Or Levy
10-25-2007, 10:10 PM
Roger played great, when he manages those sick-jaw dropping shots, as they were rightly called, you know he isn't going to lose the match.

He looked VERY, VERY good througout, better than against Nalby and Berrer to be sure, but also better, I think, from the baseline, than what we have seen from him in Madrid. He won all of the long rallies with some really nice winners/angles - and that's the best sign to look for, I think, if you want to get a sense of his tennis on a given day.

Sunset of Age
10-25-2007, 10:12 PM
Roger played great, when he manages those sick-jaw dropping shots, as they were rightly called, you know he isn't going to lose the match.

He looked VERY, VERY good througout, better than against Nalby and Berrer to be sure, but also better, I think, from the baseline, than what we have seen from him in Madrid. He won all of the long rallies with some really nice winners/angles - and that's the best sign to look for, I think, if you want to get a sense of his tennis on a given day.

Glad to read he played really well! :yeah:
(couldn't see this match, unfortunately...)

stebs
10-25-2007, 10:40 PM
Roger played great, when he manages those sick-jaw dropping shots, as they were rightly called, you know he isn't going to lose the match.

He looked VERY, VERY good througout, better than against Nalby and Berrer to be sure, but also better, I think, from the baseline, than what we have seen from him in Madrid. He won all of the long rallies with some really nice winners/angles - and that's the best sign to look for, I think, if you want to get a sense of his tennis on a given day.

As I stated earlier on JMDP gives him a lot of rythm and the right amount of pace, some but not too much. Really it's like Roger's perfect ball machine, JMDP always makes him look good.

Sunset of Age
10-25-2007, 11:10 PM
As I stated earlier on JMDP gives him a lot of rythm and the right amount of pace, some but not too much. Really it's like Roger's perfect ball machine, JMDP always makes him look good.

High time for Rogi to bump into Raf again, I see. ;)
Hope it'll happen in Paris...

stebs
10-25-2007, 11:16 PM
High time for Rogi to bump into Raf again, I see. ;)
Hope it'll happen in Paris...

Both of them turning up in Paris is a big question mark, then both of them reaching the final means it is fairly unlikely we will see another final between the two in Paris.

fedsfan1
10-25-2007, 11:18 PM
Thanks for the updates.

I couldn't see match either :rolleyes: :( :(

HOPP ROGER

Sunset of Age
10-25-2007, 11:21 PM
Both of them turning up in Paris is a big question mark, then both of them reaching the final means it is fairly unlikely we will see another final between the two in Paris.

I think it's about 80% sure that Rafa will indeed play in Paris, as he needs the points to fend off Djoko a little bit more - but as you say, the chances of Roger appearing over there are a lot less (10% at the most I daresay).
So sadly enough (for me, that is), you are most probably very, very right here. :awww:

stebs
10-25-2007, 11:29 PM
I think it's about 80% sure that Rafa will indeed play in Paris, as he needs the points to fend off Djoko a little bit more - but as you say, the chances of Roger appearing over there are a lot less (10% at the most I daresay).
So sadly enough (for me, that is), you are most probably very, very right here. :awww:

Federer may well play. I think the chances are far higher than 10%. Of course, chances are high he will win Basel and in that case he won't have that long to recover but remember it won't be 5 sets this year so if he was to win a straight sets final and feel okay I guess he does respect the importance of an AMS so he will want to play there.

Sunset of Age
10-25-2007, 11:39 PM
Federer may well play. I think the chances are far higher than 10%. Of course, chances are high he will win Basel and in that case he won't have that long to recover but remember it won't be 5 sets this year so if he was to win a straight sets final and feel okay I guess he does respect the importance of an AMS so he will want to play there.

Quite a Comforting Thought indeed, I might say... thankees, mate. :D

Still, we all know Shanghai is by far the most important tournament coming up, and if Roger (and/or Rafa, for that matter) feels any need to skip Paris in order to return over there fully :armed: :armed: :armed:, I'm sure he/they will. Remember what happened last year? Great success for the ever-underrated BYE... :rolleyes:

Okay, sorry for Thread Derailure, here! :cool:

Andi-M
10-25-2007, 11:46 PM
Expected result....

JMDP is very overrated

ReturnWinner
10-25-2007, 11:52 PM
at this rate Del pony will be one of the most fav bitches of both Nadal

and Federer.but he has to keep working in his fitness , if so then he

will be very good.

Corey Feldman
10-26-2007, 03:07 AM
So Basel final is best of 3 sets this year then?

stebs
10-26-2007, 09:59 AM
So Basel final is best of 3 sets this year then?

Well I actually just assumed that without checking so don't take it as certain but I would be pretty shocked if it was a five setter.

Or Levy
10-26-2007, 10:13 AM
If Roger wins Basel he would have secured year-end number 1, and in that case... I don't see him playing in Paris.

He will want to rest toward the YEC, playing three weeks in a row, a week off and then the YEC - I don't know about that. Doesn't sound like the way Roger likes to scheduel his tennis.

Sakura 0101
10-26-2007, 10:34 AM
Roger :yeah:

Get well soon JM :hug:

Eden
10-31-2007, 12:39 PM
After this match Roger gave a very funny interview to Heinz Günthardt for Swiss television. Someone has uploaded it with a translation, so now it is understandable for all non German speakers ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOMTuvnFDfE