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Roger Federer def James Blake 7-5 7-6(5) 6-4 : 41consecutive win vs US players

HeretiC
01-23-2008, 07:34 AM
Looks like today everyone is posting before end of the matches, someone even for a match it might not happen. So I am going to join the club of
"premature ejaculation" posters. Here is a match report:

Federer played at his usual but not at his best, but he was simply too good for headcase Flake who tried to hit a winners with every shot from every position. He actually made a few but in the end the result was as expected: Federer to a SF in straights.

P.S Lets see if this won't happens anyway. Maybe I'll jinx Fed so instead of him losing 6-7 games total he might lose 9-10 ? :haha:

P.P.S Close enough. Even with Fed playing like crap Flake couldnt won a single set.

Rogiman
01-23-2008, 10:43 AM
Federer was serving for the match at 5:2, but then someone in the crowd told him about this thread's title so he tanked the game.

scarecrows
01-23-2008, 10:48 AM
bad match from federer, SF is his last stop

Rogiman
01-23-2008, 10:50 AM
This is as far as Federer will progress this tournament, as Novak's steady baseline game will kill him.

James would have still been good enough today to beat the shit out of Nadal in straight sets though.

scoobs
01-23-2008, 10:50 AM
Federer will need to move his game up two levels to have much of a chance against Djokovic.

Untidy match from him today, in spite of the straight sets win, he invited Blake back in far too many times and Blake kept declining the offer. Djokovic will not be so charitable.

Byrd
01-23-2008, 10:50 AM
46-24 winner UE ratio is a bad match, meh, I wish I had the same standards....

Voo de Mar
01-23-2008, 10:50 AM
Fuck James :shout: Why are you so useless playing against Federer? These matches are so predictible.

Boetsch> What is he doing in Federer's box :confused:

leng jai
01-23-2008, 10:50 AM
Stop talking like Fakervic is the new Federer.

tennisgal_001
01-23-2008, 10:51 AM
Federer was serving for the match at 5:2, but then someone in the crowd told him about this thread's title so he tanked the game.

:haha:

A good match overall, with some great shots and a few uncharacteristic errors. Blake was no match for Rog, but did anyone think he would be?

Next up: Novak Diaperitch (and this one's courtesy of sawan)

adee-gee
01-23-2008, 10:53 AM
:lol: same as usual from Blake. Unbelievable at times, but as soon as he gets a sniff of a chance he craps himself.

HeretiC
01-23-2008, 10:53 AM
Fuck James :shout: Why are you so useless playing against Federer? These matches are so predictible.

Boetsch> What he is doing in Federer's box :confused:

He is one of Fed's bitches. He goes where Fed says :banana:

silverarrows
01-23-2008, 10:53 AM
what a beast! :devil:

FedFan_2007
01-23-2008, 10:54 AM
James FLake :retard:

LeChuck
01-23-2008, 10:55 AM
An ugly match, and it is against Blake's religion to take his opportunities against Federer. Well done to Federer for winning, and reaching 4 consecutive years as world no. 1 though. He'll need to improve on that in his SF against Nole.

WF4EVER
01-23-2008, 10:55 AM
Good effort from James.

Good luck, Rogi.

luzkoz
01-23-2008, 10:56 AM
A win is a win...:tennis:

Daniel
01-23-2008, 10:56 AM
Well done Roger :) :smooch:

mickymouse
01-23-2008, 11:00 AM
At least his No. 1 ranking is secure for the moment. Federer produced his best tennis in the second set tiebreak to win it. Otherwise the match could have been a lot more tricky.

Jaap
01-23-2008, 11:01 AM
Didn't expect this result at all.

jazar
01-23-2008, 11:01 AM
its almost always the case with blake. he'll play a good first set or two then crumble

Apemant
01-23-2008, 11:01 AM
Meh... I have a feeling that whoever wins on this side of the draw shouldn't have much problems defeating the one from the other side. But, stranger things have happened...

Commander Data
01-23-2008, 11:02 AM
:lol: same as usual from Blake. Unbelievable at times, but as soon as he gets a sniff of a chance he craps himself.

You Blake Bashers really make me sick! He played great and wouldn't Fed had some unreal shots in the end of the 2nd set (if it wasn't Fed one could even say lucky shots) Blake would have taken it.

Blake would have beaten most players today. Period

Blake is such a nice guy and he played his heart out today. Only difference was that Fed has some magic moments with his god given talent. thats the fucking difference not Blake joking. maybe some of you actually realize that Federer jokes quite often as well when it counts (breakball anyone?)

Jaap
01-23-2008, 11:04 AM
You Blake Bashers really make me sick! He played great and wouldn't Fed had some unreal shots in the end of the 2nd set (if it wasn't Fed one could even say lucky shots) Blake would have taken it.

Blake would have beaten most players today. Period

Blake is such a nice guy and he played his heart out today. Only difference was that Fed has some magic moments with his god given talent. thats the fucking differenc not Blake joking. maybe some of you actually realize that Federer jokes quite often as well when it counts (breakball)

Blake is a mug of the highest order.

Björki
01-23-2008, 11:06 AM
:worship:

FedFan_2007
01-23-2008, 11:07 AM
Yeah except Fed always seems to come up with "unreal" shots against Blake when it counts. I guess it's just pure "luck". :retard:

Turquoise
01-23-2008, 11:08 AM
The scoreline is tighter than I expected, so Blake deserves some credit for going toe to toe with Federer. Unfortunately, the outcome was a foregone conclusion. Not even this premature thread could jinx Federer.

Art&Soul
01-23-2008, 11:08 AM
Good job NINJA, next play your best tennis and send the Joker home :devil:

muniu
01-23-2008, 11:11 AM
:tape:

Commander Data
01-23-2008, 11:18 AM
Yeah except Fed always seems to come up with "unreal" shots against Blake when it counts. I guess it's just pure "luck". :retard:

I wrote: "if it wasn't Fed one could even say lucky shots"

I have a suggestion for you. Before answering, first read the post, then think, at least try to understand what the poster means, then write.

Try to follow that instruction;)

HNCS
01-23-2008, 11:18 AM
Roger, i know the timing isn't right, but it's time to peak for the SF.

Eden
01-23-2008, 11:29 AM
Congrats for reaching the 15th consecutive GS SF Roger :) Incredible run.

doddel
01-23-2008, 11:34 AM
It's amazing how he keeps winning, even though it looked pretty terrible at times. Thank God for his serve!

Kudos to Blake, who played 2 really solid sets of tennis.

the answer
01-23-2008, 12:01 PM
Federer will need to move his game up two levels to have much of a chance against Djokovic.

Untidy match from him today, in spite of the straight sets win, he invited Blake back in far too many times and Blake kept declining the offer. Djokovic will not be so charitable.

:rolleyes: no comment.

aussie_fan
01-23-2008, 12:40 PM
i thoug it was a very enjoyable match, there hasn't been too much from this year's qf's. Love watching Blake play and the way he can go for his shots, it can make for some great points. Wish Blake could of taken a set but when he couldn't take many of his chances, that game at 6-5 in the first was a scrappy game when he needed a good service game to get into a tiebreaker.

I think federer is fine for djokovic, espically if novak tires the way he did today.

rwn
01-23-2008, 01:04 PM
Federer is the only player who plays "terrible" with twice as many winners as unforced errors. A lot of blind tennis fans on this forum apparently.

Adler
01-23-2008, 01:12 PM
Geez, looks like the pressure is WAY BIG

Apemant
01-23-2008, 01:20 PM
Federer is the only player who plays "terrible" with twice as many winners as unforced errors. A lot of blind tennis fans on this forum apparently.

:lol:

Well, you have a point there... I wouldn't call his game as of late 'terrible' - but it was he alone who set the bar so high for himself. To the point where these days nothing short of a spectacular perfomance can please his fans.

Poor Fed.... :sad:

sawan66278
01-23-2008, 01:30 PM
I didn't stay up and watch the match. Did James play with more patience this time? Or am I insane to even think it possible?

Excerpt from the Legend of Blake:

And when James' head was sheared, along with his hair vanished his ability to navigate and strategize. In his youth, he longed to be closer to his brother. His wish was granted.

Shabazza
01-23-2008, 01:57 PM
Federer is the only player who plays "terrible" with twice as many winners as unforced errors. A lot of blind tennis fans on this forum apparently.

Quite funny, isn't it...

CyBorg
01-23-2008, 02:00 PM
I was kind of upset that this match was in the wee hours of the morning - much too early (or late) for me to stay up and see it. I'm glad to see that I missed nothing but the usual, predictable choking Blakefest.

Now, the Djokovic match should be worth staying up for. Novak is playing great tennis and I do think that he's the real McDeal. He seems more consistent from the baseline right now than Roger. It might come down to how well Roger is serving.

RonE
01-23-2008, 02:03 PM
Good for Roger to come this far but unfortunately he is fucked Soeharto in his next match :help: :help: :help:

mishar
01-23-2008, 02:11 PM
Omigod! Blake must be a terrible player - he lost to Federer!

LIKE EVERY SINGLE OTHER PERSON WHO"S PLAYED HIM IN A NON-CLAY SLAM OVER THE LAST FOUR YEARS! (except for Marat once)

Blake is not the only player who can't beat Federer. Nadal on clay and Nalbandian indoors are the only two who have a consistent chance of beating him. Perhaps Djokovic will join that club -- as much as I like Novak, I doubt it.

Sure, Blake can choke, but he didn't choke tonight -- he was fighting from behind in every set and almost caught up in each one. Federer is just a better player -- just like Federer is better than every other player on the ATP right now.

A_Rod
01-23-2008, 05:09 PM
FedEx. :yeah:

But I think that Nole will beat him on semis and next will beat the Piggy to win AO. :unsure:

rwn
01-23-2008, 05:09 PM
Quite funny, isn't it...

Yes. What's also funny is people claiming that Blake choked when he was constantly behind in the match or that Federer has to raise his level to have a chance against Djokovic. When did these people start to watch tennis, last week ?

R.Federer
01-23-2008, 05:35 PM
There will be some random American qualifier who will beat him in R1 of some tournament -- that's where the streak will come to an end. Although I am sure Andy would love for it to be him!

Speaking of whom, hard to believe just one year ago it was another American in the quarterfinal, but that was a total beatdown and James really took it to Roger. Seems Andy has to learn a thing or two from Jimmy Da Blake.

Commander Data
01-23-2008, 06:02 PM
I'm glad to see that I missed nothing but the usual, predictable choking Blakefest.

This coming from you after givin us that history lesson last night:scratch: You judge about players without even watching the match :confused:

Blake played as good as he could, certainly no jokefest. Everybody who believes he lost cause he joked :smash:he lost cause Fed was the better player.

FedFan_2007
01-23-2008, 06:02 PM
James Blake is a good bitch, always gets down on all 4s for Roger.

tangerine_dream
01-23-2008, 06:19 PM
Federer is the only player who plays "terrible" with twice as many winners as unforced errors. A lot of blind tennis fans on this forum apparently.
They're called fanboys, or Fedtards.

Omigod! Blake must be a terrible player - he lost to Federer!
LIKE EVERY SINGLE OTHER PERSON WHO"S PLAYED HIM IN A NON-CLAY SLAM OVER THE LAST FOUR YEARS! (except for Marat once)
:lol: I know right? They make it sound everybody's beating Roger except the Americans.

Talking about Roger: I'm glad he got rid of the all black outfit from the first day. All black works great in NYC at night but not in sunny Australia.

Also, I don't like the new Rolex ad. I liked the Wimbledon version better, it's more fitting.

JediFed
01-23-2008, 06:54 PM
Mug Era

jasmin
01-23-2008, 07:01 PM
:lol:

Well, you have a point there... I wouldn't call his game as of late 'terrible' - but it was he alone who set the bar so high for himself. To the point where these days nothing short of a spectacular perfomance can please his fans.

Poor Fed.... :sad:


I agree. I don't get it. Also I always knew if Blake would just play his game then he could at lease challenge Fed but not win so much....not yet. IMO Blake fought and he didn't choke. Fed is just an overall better player.

Bilbo
01-23-2008, 07:03 PM
expected straight sets win by Federer

the answer
01-23-2008, 07:06 PM
Yes of course he choked,that's why he was 3 on 3 on breakpoints.

tennisgal_001
01-23-2008, 07:15 PM
Yes of course he choked,that's why he was 3 on 3 on breakpoints.

You're being, what's that word, ahh yes...logical! Unfortunately, that doesn't work around here.

ranaldo
01-23-2008, 08:07 PM
So when is Federer gonna hit the forehand like he used to ? It seems as though after the 2006 season the forehand has deserted him (by his standards of course ).

General Suburbia
01-23-2008, 08:57 PM
Actually, I thought Blake played well considering the circumstances. He played like he actually believed he could win, and gave himself more than a few chances. Unfortunately, when those chances arose, he was either outplayed, or more often, choked.

Kitty de Sade
01-23-2008, 09:53 PM
Blake played well- in the end, there isn't anything he could do. Federer is just a better player. Wasn't Fed's finest hour, as he still make some sketchy errors here and there....but he still won. :yeah:

Corey Feldman
01-23-2008, 10:32 PM
Good match

i am watching the replay over and over :)

Black Adam
01-23-2008, 10:41 PM
Irrelevant as that streak ended in Kooyong last year.

ExpectedWinner
01-23-2008, 10:42 PM
Irrelevant as that streak ended in Kooyong last year.

:lol: Then we should count Pete as well.

Fedex
01-24-2008, 12:13 AM
Expected win. Never in doubt.
It was a competitive match, but Federer played the big points well and really raised his level in that second set tiebreak. Blake will never beat Federer; its just a horrible matchup for him and Blakes strengths play right into Federer's game and he is unable to go to plan B.

Fedex
01-24-2008, 12:21 AM
Stop talking like Fakervic is the new Federer.

So true. Federer is the one who has been to 10 straight slam finals, not Djokovic. Federer is going to step up, that is a given. Djokovic is the one that needs to step up if he is to have any chance.

Angeltroy
01-24-2008, 12:35 AM
Another day at the office for the Fed. Novak say your prayers, cause your'e about to get an a$$whipping.

gogogirl
01-24-2008, 01:10 AM
All,

I think James played very well but not well enough. It really is that simple. I would never count him nor countless other players out that haven't beaten Fed as of yet by stating that they never will and don't stand a chance. It's not over until the fat lady sings.

Said player could just be truly on fire like James was in the first set of the IW tourney in 2006 where he took it to Roger. He was running him around like a rag doll and had him on the back foot. He just couldn't continue it - and some of it had to do w/the lack of continuing execution and the other had to do w/Roger. Eventually, James started making errors that he didn't make in the first four games or so. Not all of them were forced either. Most players that lose lose because they weren't able to execute their game plan and whether it was because they made the stupid mistakes/errors or their opponent forced them into making them. Either way, it boils down to successful execution and/or the lack thereof.

Why was Canas able to spank that booty two times last year? What was his secret? It can be done - it's just that the odds are not in most other player's favor. They are still in Fed's. But I saw a chink in his armor last night in the first set. I saw his burrowed brow there for a few minutes. He knew James was playing well and hanging - but like always he raised his game and did his magic. At the US Open in 2006, James took him to 2 tiebreaks and came back in that last set. One could tell he was a little rattled then too, and it had very little to do w/the J-Block. James was hanging in there, staying in rallys and he had kept his error count down.

Again, Roger has a winning record against most of the players he faces, but I truly believe others are catching up and on.

knight_ley
01-24-2008, 01:42 AM
I'm proud of James for this match. :yeah: He had a great start to 2008! :woohoo:

Corey Feldman
01-24-2008, 01:44 AM
some unreal points from Fed at 1*-2 down in the tie break, to go 3-2 up..... Blake was broken after that - and i dont mean the mini breaks.

FedFan_2007
01-24-2008, 01:46 AM
Ole! Vamos! Allez! C'Mon!

martinatreue
01-24-2008, 01:57 AM
Allez!!! I Always Enjoy Seeing Blake Hit His Hardest, Run His Hardest, Grimace, Bitch, Complain And Still Lose In The End. :)

groundstroke
01-24-2008, 03:07 AM
It was obvious Fed was going to win but I'm glad Blake is paying him less respect and Blake's forehand was excellent today.

HeretiC
01-24-2008, 08:48 AM
Irrelevant as that streak ended in Kooyong last year.

Kooyong is an exho. Doesn't count. He lost also vs Sampras 2 months ago, same thing. Official statistics says now 41 consecutive wins against US players, I think the last time he lost was in 2003 in Montreal SF against Roddick ?