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This could be the hardest Semi and possible Final for Federer ever

Himura
01-23-2008, 10:21 AM
I don`t know about you guys but I think this could be the most difficult
semi and possible final if it turn`s out to be Nadal.

It`s not that Federer is playing bad like some of you think...he`s in good shape, it`s just that Djoker and Nadal is playing very well. Djoker is a better hardcourt player than Nadal and will trouble Feds. And Feds have problems with the way Nadal plays even tough he has won the most last meetings.

This will be a really hard test for him maybe the hardest ever.
What do you guys think?

(Don`t get mad at me about Tsonga. With all this I just asume the if Nadal makes it to the Final)

Byrd
01-23-2008, 10:23 AM
Nadal won't be a problem, its just Fakervic Fed has to worry about.

t0x
01-23-2008, 10:23 AM
Agreed.

IF he comes through, it'll be a huge confidence boost for the rest of the year.

buzz
01-23-2008, 10:28 AM
No, someday Federer will meet the King Hernadez in the final :)

Seriously yes, he will have a very hard time I think. (But with Federer you never know, he might straight set Djoke and Nadal and even give them a few bagels on the way...)

Himura
01-23-2008, 10:30 AM
No, someday Federer will meet the King Hernadez in the final :)

Seriously yes, he will have a very hard time I think. (But with Federer you never know, he might straight set Djoke and Nadal and even give them a few bagels on the way...)

LOL just thinking about how the MTF would look like after that

fangirl
01-23-2008, 10:30 AM
Nadal won't be a problem, its just Fakervic Fed has to worry about.

I didn't know Novak fakes his orgasms. News to me.

ugotlobbed
01-23-2008, 10:50 AM
true, well see, i actually think the nadal match will bbe tougher

Herdwick
01-23-2008, 10:54 AM
I didn't know Novak fakes his orgasms. News to me.

And me - but how the hell does Byrd know?

Byrd
01-23-2008, 10:56 AM
I didn't know Novak fakes his orgasms. News to me.


One of the many impersonations he picked up from Sharapova.

fishfriend
01-23-2008, 10:57 AM
It's about time

dragons112
01-23-2008, 10:57 AM
I think rafa will get wiped if he faces roger. But novak is a big threat imo. Roger is plaing good but not great he serisouly does not slice anymore. Its his safety balll and he no longer uses it

bokehlicious
01-23-2008, 11:00 AM
It's about time

:lol:

Misterman
01-23-2008, 02:42 PM
He has/had the toughest draw. Finally.

calvinhobbes
01-23-2008, 04:57 PM
The succesful run by Djoko makes seem this SF as especially hard for Fed. But this happens with almost any tournament. Sincerely I donīt see anything soooo special about Djoko. Heīs in an ascending evolution as must be, but the big leap isnīt to be seen anywhere. I donīt doubt Fed has his number and it will be a task of tightening some clevises along the match for getting through in three or four sets. Djoko will not find in Roger neither the blind grinding of Pics nor the tired heroism of Hewitt.:cool::cool::cool:

acionescu
01-23-2008, 08:11 PM
One of the many impersonations he picked up from Sharapova.

:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

Hagar
01-23-2008, 08:56 PM
I think it will be indeed tough. Even if it's Tsonga he would face in the final.
But I believe that he can win once again. Because it's in these moments that his brilliance often comes through.

FedFan_2007
01-23-2008, 09:15 PM
Ok, I'll come right out and admit it - I'm scared to death of Djoko beating Feds.

acionescu
01-23-2008, 10:09 PM
Ok, I'll come right out and admit it - I'm scared to death of Djoko beating Feds.

:hug:

dam0dred
01-23-2008, 10:24 PM
Nadal won't be a problem, its just Fakervic Fed has to worry about.

Exactly spot on.

megadeth
01-23-2008, 10:26 PM
reminds me of fed in AO'06, after that 5-set match with haas, everyone kept saying he wasn't as dominant and even going down... i think it's going to be fed-tsonga in the final where tsonga will be like baghdatis...

guga2120
01-23-2008, 10:28 PM
He won't lose a set.

silverarrows
01-23-2008, 10:34 PM
I have feeling of a surprise performance by Fed this time. He may not lose a set in the Semis against Nole.

Bibberz
01-23-2008, 10:36 PM
Facing Djokovic and Nadal at the AO could be (relatively) tough for Federer, but it's not nearly as challenging as facing Nadal and any other chump (e.g. Puerta) at the French Open.

Fedex
01-23-2008, 11:07 PM
Federer's had tougher draws than this, that is for sure. Anyway, any RG final that includes Nadal is instantly tougher than any opponent Federer will face in a semi/final of a hard court major, so you are off base to begin with.

FedFan_2007
01-23-2008, 11:22 PM
Fedex - aren't you really worried about Nole? He's only getting better every single month. His peak isn't for another 4 years.

darnyelb
01-24-2008, 12:02 AM
I agree about it being a very difficult semifinal, but in terms of finals, the French and Wimbledon finals of the past couple years have proven the most difficult for him, especially since those majors seem to hold more emotional value to Federer.

I see it as a foregone conclusion that Nadal is in the final. Tomorrow night will be very interesting.