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RG R4: Federer def. Benneteau 6-4 7-5 7-5

Kuhne
06-02-2008, 04:12 PM
A combination of Federer playing like crap and Benneteau making the most out of his chance. Still, expected straight sets win but if Fed doesn't want to lose to Gonzalez again he better step it up.

I think this was just due to Fed being too overconfident after his destruction of Ancic, he probably expexted to tripple bagel Benneteau and the Frenchman actualy came to fight. (unlike Verdcrapo)

LinkMage
06-02-2008, 04:13 PM
Total mug performance by Fed.

If he keeps playing like this he's going to eat a breadstick and two bagels against Nadal (if he manages to get to the final).

osalsyst
06-02-2008, 04:13 PM
Expected straight set victory. Fed broke early in all three sets but couldn't maintain any of those leads though.

habibko
06-02-2008, 04:14 PM
not the classiest act from Fed but did what he needed to for the most part, getting broken too much lately isn't a good sign though

next Gonzo :cool:

dam0dred
06-02-2008, 04:16 PM
Yikes... that was not an encouraging display. Just awful.

iriraz
06-02-2008, 04:16 PM
A match without any rhythm.The rain didn`t help the cause

juninhOH
06-02-2008, 04:18 PM
it's all federer's fault.

he was clearly no focused on the match, too shanked too many errors, 3 double faults (how many times do we see that?) 51% of 1st service. Argh, He also faced 10 bp. And bennetau wasn't even playing well.

That was a disgusting performance.

TheSwissMaster
06-02-2008, 04:18 PM
what a snooze fest :zzz:(is this a word??)

really a poor performance. roger being broken twice while serving out the 1st and 2nd set doesnt speak too well for him. RAFA will have another Rogi snacks if he plays the same way in the final.

anyhow congrats roger on another runnerup RG.:sad:

Beat
06-02-2008, 04:19 PM
i don't get this kind of roger: one match super, the next one not at all. congrats on the win anyway :)

zcess81
06-02-2008, 04:19 PM
Gonzo, please take care of Fed!

anon57
06-02-2008, 04:19 PM
Not great play from Federer in my opinion, he was being too passive but it was enough today, Good fight from Benneteau

elessar
06-02-2008, 04:19 PM
Shitty match from Roger :dance:

Good fight from Benneteau even though he was crap too especially in the first set :dance:

kafemotor
06-02-2008, 04:20 PM
many times we see Fed in the same situation, and still capabl of winning the match then raise his game next ... but against Gonzo needs more than just good..

bokehlicious
06-02-2008, 04:21 PM
Gonzo, please take care of Fed!

:hug: :hug: :hug: hope he won't disappoint ;)

Bilbo
06-02-2008, 04:21 PM
roger continues to struggle this tournament

it will be a very one-sided final this year. that's for sure.

habibko
06-02-2008, 04:22 PM
i don't get this kind of roger: one match super, the next one not at all. congrats on the win anyway :)

he is a human being, he needs motivation to play brilliantly, Benneteau isn't exactly the greatest challenge to get worked up for, Fed doesn't have the same mentality as Rafa who is worked up for every single point (has to do with youth I guess :rolleyes:)

believe me he won't play like this in semis or against Nadal.

Okonsky
06-02-2008, 04:22 PM
Awful performance by Federer, Benneteau was good as he gets but little scared.

kafemotor
06-02-2008, 04:24 PM
it's all federer's fault.

he was clearly no focused on the match, too shanked too many errors, 3 double faults (how many times do we see that?) 51% of 1st service. Argh, He also faced 10 bp. And bennetau wasn't even playing well.

That was a disgusting performance.

Not the first time Roger being akward player in the bad match... i call it just lucky to be the winner of it... see what he can do against Gonzo

scoobs
06-02-2008, 04:25 PM
Roger did as much as he needed to to get the win and no more.

I think he just wanted it done in 3 with the minimum of mental energy expended on his part.

Not a pretty match though.

Mr. Magassi
06-02-2008, 04:25 PM
Fed played like shit and still won in straights? Not bad... GO FED!

FedFan
06-02-2008, 04:25 PM
Crap performance from Roger. :smash: He better steps it up or he will once again be beaten by Gonzalez.

TheSwissMaster
06-02-2008, 04:25 PM
Gonzo, please take care of Fed!

djoko is not on rogers side, so dont be afraid:hug:

Roland9
06-02-2008, 04:26 PM
Only saw some patches of the game, Roger being on and off (usually off), but Benn was occasionally playing some nice rallies as well.

Federer playing a sloppy match might prove better for him than most people think, in my opinion.

HarryMan
06-02-2008, 04:26 PM
Keep going Fed, keep going :sport:

yanchr
06-02-2008, 04:26 PM
Terrible from both esp Roger... At least he gets the job done...

Sunset of Age
06-02-2008, 04:27 PM
Rubbish, ultimate crap, this match.

Hopefully it was just a case of 'Sloppy day at the office'-Fed. I won't believe he's in any way happy with this 'performance' and it's obvious he'll have to step it up against Gonzo.

Which I don't doubt he will, btw.

Clay Death
06-02-2008, 04:28 PM
Not the first time Roger being akward player in the bad match... i call it just lucky to be the winner of it... see what he can do against Gonzo

at this rate he may not make the finals. Ferru may take him out if he can put together a great match. Benneteau is just not consistent enough.

i think Gonzo will put up a good fight for about a set and then his spirit may be broken.

that said, Fed`s form looks off all of a sudden.

FedererSlam
06-02-2008, 04:30 PM
He's through. Even in 06 he used to go through some shoddy matches in a GS. W is a W he will step it up when needed.

Okonsky
06-02-2008, 04:30 PM
he is a human being, he needs motivation to play brilliantly, Benneteau isn't exactly the greatest challenge to get worked up for, Fed doesn't have the same mentality as Rafa who is worked up for every single point (has to do with youth I guess :rolleyes:)

believe me he won't play like this in semis or against Nadal.

He won't coz Gonzo will kick him back in QF.
Now he is human being?

Sunset of Age
06-02-2008, 04:31 PM
that said, Fed`s form looks off all of a sudden.

Nonsense. He did what he had to do, didn't cost him a drop of sweat. If there really was a problem, it must be Fed's habit to drop off to Mirkaland against muggy opponents.

Commander Data
06-02-2008, 04:32 PM
what a snooze fest :zzz:(is this a word??)

really a poor performance. roger being broken twice while serving out the 1st and 2nd set doesnt speak too well for him. RAFA will have another Rogi snacks if he plays the same way in the final.

anyhow congrats roger on another runnerup RG.:sad:

Havent you learned? it is always the same with Fed. he plays so lala and just does enough to get thru in the early rounds.
In the Final he will be at his best as uasually. challenging Rafa like last year and with some luck he will take him down. His performance today means nothing for the final......

Langers
06-02-2008, 04:33 PM
What I took from this game:

1. Federer only tries for about 15 mins per match and during this time he gets the breaks when he needs them.

2. There is NO way he's beating Nadal.

habibko
06-02-2008, 04:34 PM
He won't coz Gonzo will kick him back in QF.
Now he is human being?

no way he is gonna lose that match IMO

Havent you learned? it is always the same with Fed. he plays so lala and just does enough to get thru in the early rounds.
In the Final he will be at his best as uasually. challenging Rafa like last year and with some luck he will take him down. His performance today means nothing for the final......

exactly!

GlennMirnyi
06-02-2008, 04:34 PM
Federer played what was needed to beat a clown opponent.

yanchr
06-02-2008, 04:36 PM
He won't coz Gonzo will kick him back in QF.
Now he is human being?
Did his match put you to dream already :wavey:

garad
06-02-2008, 04:37 PM
Gotta love the overreactions on this forum. Fed played like crap, utter rubish, and wins in straights...
Anyway, not at his best, but well done, 16th straight Grand Slam QF...

Out of the trio Mathieu, Verdasco and Benneteau, who faced the top three, Benneteau has shown greatest quality and most fighting spirit...

HarryMan
06-02-2008, 04:37 PM
What I took from this game:

1. Federer only tries for about 15 mins per match and during this time he gets the breaks when he needs them.

2. There is NO way he's beating Nadal.

True he wont beat Nadal, Djokovic will do that for him ;)

prima donna
06-02-2008, 04:38 PM
Gonzo, please take care of Fed!
I'm sure Fernando is reading you.

Clay Death
06-02-2008, 04:38 PM
Nonsense. He did what he had to do, didn't cost him a drop of sweat. If there really was a problem, it must be Fed's habit to drop off to Mirkaland against muggy opponents.


you can hope and pray but he is not good enough to beat somebody like Djokovic or Nadal here. its a shame Djokovic was not in his 1/2 . Fed could have been sent home in the semis.

kafemotor
06-02-2008, 04:39 PM
at this rate he may not make the finals. Ferru may take him out if he can put together a great match. Benneteau is just not consistent enough.

i think Gonzo will put up a good fight for about a set and then his spirit may be broken.

that said, Fed`s form looks off all of a sudden.

Gonzo is often inconsistent too, but for sometime can get back for tight match. This year seems he has better percentage matches that against Fed it's an asset! Fed is just going to a rumble

Mechlan
06-02-2008, 04:39 PM
Only caught the last few games, but great fight by Benneteau. Federer did enough to win, he will raise his game for sure, but nothing so far suggests that he will have any more success against Nadal should he get to the final.

Okonsky
06-02-2008, 04:40 PM
no way he is gonna lose that match IMO



I know. You've missed to mention QF in original post so I did a joke (but I'm always hoping):)

Bazooka
06-02-2008, 04:42 PM
He will likely step up in the next rounds, just as Rafa played like crap yesterday.

Still, 2006 Federer ALWAYS played in God Mode. He's not the same guy, I understand it couldn't last forever.

habibko
06-02-2008, 04:42 PM
I know. You've missed to mention QF in original post so I did a joke (but I'm always hoping):)

:hug:

prima donna
06-02-2008, 04:43 PM
you can hope and pray but he is not good enough to beat somebody like Djokovic or Nadal here. its a shame Djokovic was not in his 1/2 . Fed could have been sent home in the semis.
that would have been the spartan way because novak djokovic is the better player. you can bank your money on it. monte carlo was a fluke. nadal would crush federer like godzilla. the days of ballet tennis are numbered. affirmative.

Corey Feldman
06-02-2008, 04:44 PM
2 more wins Roger, go and get em and lets get ready for the grass

garad
06-02-2008, 04:44 PM
you can hope and pray but he is not good enough to beat somebody like Djokovic or Nadal here. its a shame Djokovic was not in his 1/2 . Fed could have been sent home in the semis.

:hug: life sucks, eh.
Fed will probably make three RG finals in a row, which is a great achievment in itself.

garad
06-02-2008, 04:49 PM
He will likely step up in the next rounds, just as Rafa played like crap yesterday.

Still, 2006 Federer ALWAYS played in God Mode. He's not the same guy, I understand it couldn't last forever.

Wrong. That's what people assume because he won so much in 2006, but there were plenty of very bad matches from him. For instance, QF in Tokyo, where he almost lost to 1400+ (at that time) ranked Suzuki etc. People who followed his matches know this.

Be realistic, noone can play in 'God mode', whatever that means, all the time.

groundstroke
06-02-2008, 04:56 PM
Federer will need to play better than that against Gonzalez, but a win is a win.

Bazooka
06-02-2008, 04:57 PM
Wrong. That's what people assume because he won so much in 2006, but there were plenty of very bad matches from him. For instance, QF in Tokyo, where he almost lost to 1400+ (at that time) ranked Suzuki etc. People who followed his matches know this.

Be realistic, noone can play in 'God mode', whatever that means, all the time.

I followed his matches (not all). I agree it's been a generalization on my part, but I was talking mostly about slams and other important matches. His game was absolutely perfect in 9 out of 10 matches. Now he struggles half the times.

groundstroke
06-02-2008, 05:02 PM
Wrong. That's what people assume because he won so much in 2006, but there were plenty of very bad matches from him. For instance, QF in Tokyo, where he almost lost to 1400+ (at that time) ranked Suzuki etc. People who followed his matches know this.

Be realistic, noone can play in 'God mode', whatever that means, all the time.
Spot on, there were a couple of matches in 2006 had his backhand or forehand been a little weaker or not so accurate, he would have lost for sure.
He doesn't really need to play his best game, if he can win fluently without having to try too much, why play your A game? He does it now and then to make sure the other players respect him.

TheSwissMaster
06-02-2008, 05:03 PM
He will likely step up in the next rounds, just as Rafa played like crap yesterday.

Still, 2006 Federer ALWAYS played in God Mode. He's not the same guy, I understand it couldn't last forever.

no he didnt

scoobs
06-02-2008, 05:04 PM
Australian Open 2007 vs Robredo.

Then against Roddick.

Enough said.

scoobs
06-02-2008, 05:05 PM
I have a ton of Federer's matches from 2006 and he played in God mode in about a handful of them.

kafemotor
06-02-2008, 05:06 PM
that would have been the spartan way because novak djokovic is the better player. you can bank your money on it. monte carlo was a fluke. nadal would crush federer like godzilla. the days of ballet tennis are numbered. affirmative.

talking about jaggernaut game, i just watched safina beating maria sharapova in 3 close sets... she fought like man, better than what we saw between fed and benneteau... we tennis fans need quality matches. hope fed against gonzo will bring the spirit back

TheSwissMaster
06-02-2008, 05:08 PM
Havent you learned? it is always the same with Fed. he plays so lala and just does enough to get thru in the early rounds.
In the Final he will be at his best as uasually. challenging Rafa like last year and with some luck he will take him down. His performance today means nothing for the final......

take it easy man i know that.

but as aBOUT him beating rafa, u know thats not gonna happen. but i'll be happiest man in the universe to be proven wrong

rosamunda
06-02-2008, 05:08 PM
Australian Open 2007 vs Robredo.

Then against Roddick.

Enough said.

I was just thinking of that little sequence of matches myself. Played a really messy match against Robredo, then annihilated Roddick in the next one with virtually flawless tennis.

Uraitan
06-02-2008, 05:08 PM
Good job Federer :banana:

C'mon to winner in Roland Garros ... :rocker2:

kafemotor
06-02-2008, 05:09 PM
Wrong. That's what people assume because he won so much in 2006, but there were plenty of very bad matches from him. For instance, QF in Tokyo, where he almost lost to 1400+ (at that time) ranked Suzuki etc. People who followed his matches know this.

Be realistic, noone can play in 'God mode', whatever that means, all the time.

surely you have the point, yet we dont see any chance for fed to take nadal or djoko if his performance is average... just not match them at all by the recent level

Art&Soul
06-02-2008, 05:16 PM
surely you have the point, yet we dont see any chance for fed to take nadal or djoko if his performance is average... just not match them at all by the recent level
a bad match = recent level :lol

TheSwissMaster
06-02-2008, 05:17 PM
but one thing that was again classy about this man was that when rain came in, he didnt cry about still being on the court but calmly won the set and got ready for the the 3rd one until the umpires had to stop:worship:

but i still hate him:(

Beforehand
06-02-2008, 05:19 PM
I don't think there's much to take from this. Seems very "Eh, let's just finish this." to me. I wouldn't expect him to lose to Gonzalez even slightly based on a match with Benneteau.

kafemotor
06-02-2008, 05:27 PM
but one thing that was again classy about this man was that when rain came in, he didnt cry about still being on the court but calmly won the set and got ready for the the 3rd one until the umpires had to stop:worship:

but i still hate him:(

finally u admitted it... now he can evaluate, for better opponents will be better game

zicofirol
06-02-2008, 05:29 PM
federer tends to play like shit when he knows he could play left handed and still win...

TheSwissMaster
06-02-2008, 05:34 PM
finally u admitted it... now he can evaluate, for better opponents will be better game

admitted what?

Greenday
06-02-2008, 05:47 PM
He won't coz Gonzo will kick him back in QF.
Now he is human being?

:worship::worship:.......lately 60% of all the posters in roger's threads are djerktards who have been following tennis probably for the last year or two and predicting how roger is going to perform based on one match......wats with this roger obsession anyway for all these djerk tards?....anyone remember how roger did against robredo in AO'07 QF and his performance against Djerk in the 4th round and Duck in the SF......he knows wat he is doing and sometimes things might not work and but he managed to get through.....thts all tht matters......

Okonsky
06-02-2008, 06:15 PM
:worship::worship:.......lately 60% of all the posters in roger's threads are djerktards who have been following tennis probably for the last year or two and predicting how roger is going to perform based on one match......wats with this roger obsession anyway for all these djerk tards?

Well dear, as I can see you didn't understand a word. So, read thread again and you'll find the answer (or tell habibko), whatever.

True, I am Nole fan (djerkotard/tardisms is not in my vocabulary) as well as I was Lendl fan (we are about same age).

Do your job, READ.

Alex999
06-02-2008, 06:31 PM
Rubbish, ultimate crap, this match.

Hopefully it was just a case of 'Sloppy day at the office'-Fed. I won't believe he's in any way happy with this 'performance' and it's obvious he'll have to step it up against Gonzo.

Which I don't doubt he will, btw.
It wasn't great, but you guys expect too much from Federer. He won, it's just one match he didn't play very well. I wouldn't make a big deal out of this. I'm sure he'll step it up against a stronger player.

Allez
06-02-2008, 06:38 PM
Compare that with Nadal's demolition job of Verdasco and it's clear who not only deserves to win this title, but is an overwhelming favourite to do so. Love Rogi, but that was just crap. Based on this lousy performance, Gonzo having grown up on clay is the slight favourite in the quarters.:mad::eek::mad:

rofe
06-02-2008, 06:47 PM
Compare that with Nadal's demolition job of Verdasco and it's clear who not only deserves to win this title, but is an overwhelming favourite to do so. Love Rogi, but that was just crap. Based on this lousy performance, Gonzo having grown up on clay is the slight favourite in the quarters.:mad::eek::mad:

:scared: :scared: :scared:

GonzoFed
06-02-2008, 06:52 PM
Compare that with Nadal's demolition job of Verdasco and it's clear who not only deserves to win this title, but is an overwhelming favourite to do so. Love Rogi, but that was just crap. Based on this lousy performance, Gonzo having grown up on clay is the slight favourite in the quarters.:mad::eek::mad:

Allez the living legend is back :worship::worship::worship:

Sunset of Age
06-02-2008, 06:57 PM
It wasn't great, but you guys expect too much from Federer. He won, it's just one match he didn't play very well. I wouldn't make a big deal out of this. I'm sure he'll step it up against a stronger player.

Oh, as I posted - I'm sure he'll indeed raise his level for his upcoming match(es). But that doesn't take away that his performance today was indeed crap - shanks everywhere, serve was off. Roger took advantage of the fact that his opponent managed to make even more errors, as he mentioned himself in his post-match presser.
Anyway, you won't hear me bickering about the result... :angel: ;)

scoobs
06-02-2008, 07:03 PM
Why people think how you play in the fourth round has any bearing on how you'll play in the final, should you make it, I don't know.

A player's level varies throughout a Grand Slam and Roger has had a poor match by his standards in nearly all the slams he has won.

He gets through them, that's what counts, and tomorrow is another day and another match.

FNT
06-02-2008, 07:32 PM
He played like crap in Monte-Carlo 2R, then kicked Djokovic's ass easily and had a good run against Nadal. It was pretty decent actually. =)
I think it's pretty dumb to say he'll lose to Gonzalez or Ferrer based on this. The man still won in straights, I'm sure he doesn't really care about how it was done. You can find a flaw in every match if you want to.

DrJules
06-02-2008, 07:36 PM
Well dear, as I can see you didn't understand a word. So, read thread again and you'll find the answer (or tell habibko), whatever.

True, I am Nole fan (djerkotard/tardisms is not in my vocabulary) as well as I was Lendl fan (we are about same age).

Do your job, READ.

There are probably many.

Lendl is the player most comparable to Djokovic in the past.

DrJules
06-02-2008, 07:38 PM
It wasn't great, but you guys expect too much from Federer. He won, it's just one match he didn't play very well. I wouldn't make a big deal out of this. I'm sure he'll step it up against a stronger player.

Reality is that Federer is doing enough to probably beat all bar one player in the draw; Nadal.

Okonsky
06-02-2008, 07:41 PM
There are probably many.

Lendl is the player most comparable to Djokovic in the past.

Yes, I'd say that too. Maybe Novak playes bit offensive tennis?

Allez
06-02-2008, 07:49 PM
Hey it does no help Rogi's cause to be out there for a gazzilion hours. Nadal is younger, fitter and stronger than Fed and should Rogi be lucky enough to make it to the finals he'll need every ounce of energy to give Nadal a competitive match.