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Federer will now step up

Bingerz
01-25-2008, 12:10 PM
As i said earlier in a thread, Federer has not been playing anywhere near his potential for at least a couple of years...i hope now he will man up enough to meet this new challenge and rise above it like a true champion should. This year may well be the true test of whether he is the greatest player in history or not

ugotlobbed
01-25-2008, 12:10 PM
yea i hope so, i hope this is enough boost to win RG

Stensland
01-25-2008, 12:12 PM
stern tests ahead: dubai (with quite some draw) and the hc masters back-to-back. he's got a lot to gain there.

JediFed
01-25-2008, 12:14 PM
Well I'm not sure.

Saw flashes of that fight today, but was shocked to see him go down in the tiebreak. Really figured he would grind it out against Nole.

goldenlox
01-25-2008, 12:14 PM
He probably won't win the next major.
2008 is not going to be one of his better years.
There's a lot of pressure trying to win a 6th consecutive Wimbledon.
Nothing is guaranteed, and Federer did not play tennis that wins majors tonight.
If that's the first time you saw Roger play, you would wonder how he won 12 majors.

ReturnWinner
01-25-2008, 12:16 PM
not playing near his potential in the last two years? :haha: :retard:

avocadoe
01-25-2008, 12:20 PM
Federer didn't rise to Djokovic's improved game tonight, but that doesn't mean he won't next time. Time will tell. No excuses but really having a stomach virus the week before a tournament begins is not the best preparation physically or mentally. Imagine if it had been Djokovic that sick, lol...Don't get me wrong, Djokovic played great tennis, anticipated, and executed, and dominated. I saw it :(

Jogy
01-25-2008, 12:22 PM
I did think that Federer would step up after the last three French Opens already?

That's what the threads were after his defeats to Nadal :shrug:

ugotlobbed
01-25-2008, 12:23 PM
djokovic has a weaker body than most top players, you cant deny that, cant say get in shape, cuz if your #3 you already make it your top priority to get into shape, its gonna be really hard for him to get into better shape than he already is bc this is maybe just the way his body is, but he counters that with good tennis so.. if it goes long

HNCS
01-25-2008, 12:23 PM
not playing near his potential in the last two years? :haha: :retard:

I don't know if you trust Tony Roche or not. But he did say that Roger has not reached his peak in terms of the tennis he is capable of. His peak comes around 27,28,29.


anyways, hoping this will help him win the FO.

ReturnWinner
01-25-2008, 12:24 PM
I don't know if you trust Tony Roche or not. But he did say that Roger has not reached his peak in terms of the tennis he is capable of. His peak comes around 27,28,29.


anyways, hoping this will help him win the FO.

no i do not trust Roche

Cat123
01-25-2008, 12:26 PM
I hope he win's FO too. And That Nadal wins Wimbledon ;)

I was so suprised that Roger lost the match n a tie break. He always, *always* (or so I thought) finds something from somewhere to fire out one extra point. But it wasn't to be, and I'm not exactly complaining!!

NOLE FOR THE TITLE!!! :bounce:

Exodus
01-25-2008, 12:27 PM
hope he wins the FO as nadal is falling like a stone from the sky

Bibberz
01-25-2008, 12:28 PM
One thing's for sure: Dubai just got a lot more interesting. I still consider him the favorite, though.

Okonsky
01-25-2008, 12:28 PM
djokovic has a weaker body than most top players, you cant deny that...

Crap. And a self lie. You can sing it in tour bathroom. That's the use of your 'klever' sentence.

Okonsky
01-25-2008, 12:30 PM
no i do not trust Roche

Roche is 127 years old. He said something?

DDrago2
01-25-2008, 01:14 PM
As i said earlier in a thread, Federer has not been playing anywhere near his potential for at least a couple of years...i hope now he will man up enough to meet this new challenge and rise above it like a true champion should. This year may well be the true test of whether he is the greatest player in history or not

how do you mean, I think you are unfair. He already played much fantastic tennis and I think he can't be much better

DDrago2
01-25-2008, 01:14 PM
djokovic has a weaker body than most top players, you cant deny that,


wow you are wrong about this, Djokovic is athletic

ugotlobbed
01-25-2008, 01:21 PM
i dont see nadal retiring in the 2nd set at wimbledon or having breathing problems