AO R1: Federer def. Seppi 6-1, 7-6(4), 7-5 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

AO R1: Federer def. Seppi 6-1, 7-6(4), 7-5

habibko
01-19-2009, 01:26 PM
JesusFed in first set, Seppi stepped it up afterwards and Federer went too passive, glad he got it done in straights though.

Federer stats:
1st serve%: 59%
aces: 9
DF: 5
W/UE: 45/43
break points won: 3/10
net points won: 31/43
total points: 122

Seppi stats:
1st serve%: 60%
aces: 1
DF: 5
W/UE: 28/45
break points won: 0/10
net points won: 15/22
total points: 102

Kolya
01-19-2009, 01:27 PM
Seppi couldn't win a break point! :(

Clydey
01-19-2009, 01:28 PM
With the exception of the first set, in which Federer was sublime, Seppi was the better player. Horrible BP conversion cost him. Federer was a bit fortunate tonight.

ReturnWinner
01-19-2009, 01:29 PM
Seppi 0/10 in bps :zzz:

finishingmove
01-19-2009, 01:29 PM
looking forward to the r2 epic.

mikkemus23
01-19-2009, 01:29 PM
fed 59% first serve and 5 DF, not so good, no? 3/10 BP and 45/43 W/UEs also not so good, no?
He will have to step it up.

Jōris
01-19-2009, 01:29 PM
First upset of the tournament.

rafa_maniac
01-19-2009, 01:30 PM
Well well, after that first set it was a MUCH closer battle than anyone expected. Great fight from Seppi, but the winner was never in doubt here, Federer was just so clutch at big moments, and Seppi was awful, suddenly couldn't get a ball in on break points :help: Pretty quality stuff from Fed overall, and might I add, he looks mighty fine in his outfit this year :yeah:

adee-gee
01-19-2009, 01:31 PM
Too big from mental giant Seppi, brilliant stuff.

elessar
01-19-2009, 01:31 PM
With the exception of the first set, in which Federer was sublime, Seppi was the better player. Horrible BP conversion cost him. Federer was a bit fortunate tonight.
Seppi's FH on BPs :inlove:

Couldn't see the first set but Seppi had plenty of luck in the second with 3 incredibly lucky netcords on BPs/deuce

Fed Express
01-19-2009, 01:31 PM
That point from Federer in the first set :worship::worship:


Point of the tournament already!

Jaz
01-19-2009, 01:31 PM
First set was brilliant.

Then the first serve died. Followed by very short forehand balls. It's just strange how he falls off between two sets and 5 minutes.

HeretiC
01-19-2009, 01:36 PM
Unbelievable pathetic from Seppi on big points. Federer tried everything and gifted him a million chances to break him and to give him a set and Andreas simply refuses them all. On all the BPs his legs were made of stone and he was losing his footwork totally (especially on FH) which resulted in every ball ending up low in the net. Federer- not convincing at all but he will be better in next rounds.

Mateya
01-19-2009, 01:37 PM
FORZA Seppi! :)

Good performance, taking Federror to tiebreak and almost winning a set.
Some great rallies :rocker2:

Winning a BP from time to time wouldn't be bad, however. :o

ORGASMATRON
01-19-2009, 01:38 PM
That point from Federer in the first set :worship::worship:


Point of the tournament already!

:worship:

Magus13
01-19-2009, 01:39 PM
In Grand Slams the bottom line is to find your form in the early rounds, not spend too much time on court and peek at the right time. Fed looked a little Shaky until the semis at the US Open. The most important thing was that his movement looked great and that a good sign. Seppi played really well and he is not a typical first round opponent for a top seed at a Grand Slam. Enjoy the open and relax.

StanShapkar
01-19-2009, 01:42 PM
First set was Ninja Fed.
Then Seppi stepped up and started to play very well. He returned well (especially Fed's 2nd serve- 1st one was gone for half an hour) , and returned some balls in play miraculously- making Fed to play more.
However, at glances Fed even in the 2nd and 3rd set showed that he is good form.

Don't forget that Seppi is one of the highest unseeded players in the draw.
It would have been really interesting to see with this kind of form Seppi playing just a few hours earlier instead of Stoppini in the draw.

Nathaliia
01-19-2009, 01:46 PM
Poor Seppi. Unlucky with the draw.

TJ20
01-19-2009, 01:46 PM
I look forward to Safin whooping federer.

HattonWBA
01-19-2009, 01:49 PM
seppi needs to practice break point conversion, high quality match tho

Crazy Girl
01-19-2009, 01:51 PM
Four match-points are too much....
First serve?
Unforced errors?
Not so good, hopening in the following.

federernadalfan
01-19-2009, 02:00 PM
good fight from seppi. if he could only convert more of his bp opportunities, it could have been an even more interesting match

Huntress555
01-19-2009, 02:04 PM
Wow, I turned over the channel after first set expecting Fed to cruise through, but I see he was pushed with the last two sets. Oh well at least he won it in straight sets :D

MurrayFan1
01-19-2009, 02:10 PM
If I was a huge Federer fan, I wouldn't worry too much, he was playing nowhere near 100%. Very unlucky for Seppi though, cannot believe he didn't catch one of those breaks.

INCREDIBLE back to court, jumping forehand from the baseline by Federer in the first set though. It was nice to see him smile and raise his racket after that. I can't stand when players just have a game face on 24/7 for matches.

Arkulari
01-19-2009, 02:11 PM
Roger played awesomely on the first set, in the other two Seppi was really strong but screwed up at the BP :retard:

Seppi is not a Q player or a WC, he's a very decent player and it's actually a bit unusual for a high seed like Roger to get someone like him in 1R ;)

I gotta agree with Magus, Roger usually starts the GS not very strongly and gets better at the final stages, let's hope it goes the same way in here :yeah:

Or Levy
01-19-2009, 03:02 PM
Did anyone catch the post-match interview?

Courier apperantly asked Roger what he did during his holiday and he said he "lay on the beach, ate, slept, watched movies, watched the sunset, did nothing.....and you can guess what else" (!) The crowd started whistling.

I guess Roger knows Mirka won't let him sleep on the floor during a GS :)

Bernard Black
01-19-2009, 03:17 PM
Very entertaining match with some great rallies.

Seppi is such a dangerous opponent to draw in the first round, great stuff from Federer to get the job done with relative ease. There wasn't much to separate them from the baseline but Federer's just had too many tricks up his sleeve and his all-round game was more than enough to bring him through.

As someone mentioned that passing shot whilst facing the back of the court in the first set was an incredible shot and one for the tournament highlight reel already.

Bernard Black
01-19-2009, 03:20 PM
With the exception of the first set, in which Federer was sublime, Seppi was the better player. Horrible BP conversion cost him. Federer was a bit fortunate tonight.

A straight sets win with 3 breaks of serve, 45 winners and a +20 point differential = player must have gotten lucky?

I think we watched a different match, Federer never eased out of second gear.

dam0dred
01-19-2009, 03:31 PM
Look, he got the job done against a tough opponent.

He's 27 and past his peak, if you're expecting him to play amazing in every round anymore you're going to be quite disappointed. Just play well enough to get the W.

ORGASMATRON
01-19-2009, 03:55 PM
I realized how popular Roger was when i posted the result the second the match ended and there was two other threads about it already :lol: Roger looking good...

Venle
01-19-2009, 04:02 PM
Roger :)

Seppi played really well, not on the b-point opportunities, though.

Fed Express
01-19-2009, 04:25 PM
Beautiful point from Federer against Seppi:

http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=vt1BCf0prC8

Watch high quality off course.

ORGASMATRON
01-19-2009, 04:38 PM
Did anyone catch the post-match interview?

Courier apperantly asked Roger what he did during his holiday and he said he "lay on the beach, ate, slept, watched movies, watched the sunset, did nothing.....and you can guess what else" (!) The crowd started whistling.

I guess Roger knows Mirka won't let him sleep on the floor during a GS :)

Yeah i watched it was a pretty funny moment. Courier ask him what he did for the holiday and while he was talking the crowd was kinda whistling and stuff and then he said something like "Yeah there was plenty of that so you can keep quiet now." Just a really funny moment only the way Roger can do it :)

Clydey
01-19-2009, 04:42 PM
A straight sets win with 3 breaks of serve, 45 winners and a +20 point differential = player must have gotten lucky?

I think we watched a different match, Federer never eased out of second gear.

I said with the exception of the first set. Don't you think a 6-1 set might have contributed to that +20 point differential?

Seppi blew a lot of chances. It's that simple. Federer was fortunate that it didn't get extended beyond 3 sets. And if Federer was in second gear, it wasn't a conscious choice. You don't consciously decide to stay in second gear when you're being pushed to a tiebreak and constantly facing BPs.

Ceri
01-19-2009, 04:44 PM
Yay :) Seppi really pushed him in that second set.

Diprosalic
01-19-2009, 04:48 PM
pathetic performance from federer.

should have retired years ago.



j/k

calvinhobbes
01-19-2009, 04:56 PM
seppi needs to practice break point conversion, high quality match tho

How could anybody? Tennis is all about BP conversion!:devil::devil:

tennizen
01-19-2009, 04:57 PM
^^ the video of the post match interview is here
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Voo de Mar
01-19-2009, 04:59 PM
Seppi has similar potential to Simon, of course the Frenchman is on a different level but it's a matter of concentration in the most important moments and consistency. Seppi had today set point at 6:5 in the 2nd and the ball was in play but he didn't do anything special, Simon in his last match against Federer had also set point in similar circumstances (5:4* in the 2nd set) played amazing rally, and won the match in three. There are niuances which decide Simon is in Top 10, Seppi is barely 35.

For the first time I've seen Seppi with Ankh on the necklace. But didn't find the key to win at least one set :help:

Crazy Girl
01-19-2009, 05:08 PM
pathetic performance from federer.

should have retired years ago.



j/kToo good!!! I can't rest in silence. "Retired"....and as if it isn't enough...years ago!!!!:haha::haha::haha::haha::haha::haha::haha:: haha:

MurrayFan1
01-19-2009, 05:08 PM
Did anyone catch the post-match interview?

Courier apperantly asked Roger what he did during his holiday and he said he "lay on the beach, ate, slept, watched movies, watched the sunset, did nothing.....and you can guess what else" (!) The crowd started whistling.

I guess Roger knows Mirka won't let him sleep on the floor during a GS :)

I hope this interview was after the watershed!

green25814
01-19-2009, 05:09 PM
Never in doubt. Godfed will win this slam without dropping a set.

:D

prima donna
01-19-2009, 05:13 PM
We've seen this film before. It's a shame that people are unable to keep things in perspective, which would only require a modicum of common sense -- it's a 1st round match; and Seppi is a relatively tough opponent to face under such a circumstance.

At any rate, I've lost all hope in MTF's intelligentsia. We've got fans of players who haven't a slam to their name analyzing a player who has never fared particularly well in the earlier stages of tournaments, at least in terms of quality of play. The sole objective has always been survival -- even during the glory days when Roger was winning everything under the sun.

Of course such facts qualify as common knowledge amongst Federer fans, or even people who have been watching tennis for a period exceeding 36 months.

Vanjezi
01-19-2009, 05:22 PM
Beautiful point from Federer against Seppi:

nl.youtube.com/watch?v=oz474r3XZr4

Watch high quality off course.

Really is :) Thanks for yt link

Daniel
01-19-2009, 05:23 PM
:yeah:

biological
01-19-2009, 05:24 PM
:woohoo: Nicely done Rogelio.

Bilbo
01-19-2009, 05:32 PM
the last 2 sets are not a good result for roger. not a good sign for him at all.

RagingLamb
01-19-2009, 05:36 PM
terrible match from both players.

seppi netted winners almost on cue when it came to the big points.

tealeaves
01-19-2009, 05:41 PM
the 1st set is good, but he needs to step up in round 2 and further.

rofe
01-19-2009, 06:21 PM
Quite the upset from Federer. I am glad he moved into the 2nd round. I just hope he can upset Korolev as well.

madmax
01-19-2009, 06:29 PM
Wow, unbelievably tough first round opponent for Roger...I mean it's a friggin Grand Slam, and Nr.2 in the world is facing player ranked 35?:cuckoo: Shouldn't top players be facing less stellar opponents, like ranked in a zone of 100 - 200? Very strange draw, and now another two dangerous russians awaiting in next rounds probably..talk about conspiracy here

FedererBulgaria
01-19-2009, 06:31 PM
Way to go Fed:cool:

Raquel
01-19-2009, 06:35 PM
Well done Roger :) Glad he got through in straight sets

Jackie Stephens
01-19-2009, 06:37 PM
I knew this was going to happen, Fed can beat almost anyone :)

BaselineSmash
01-19-2009, 06:50 PM
Seppi missed out on that second set by, what, a centimetre? He shouldn't have missed that putaway anyway, but it did seem unfair that Hawkeye came through for Federer to such an infinitisemal degree. It's the closest call on set point that I've seen in ages. Still, Seppi ensured the crowd were entertained by at least making a go of it after being crushed in the first.

Yes, it was just a first round match, and Seppi is a pretty rough draw, but I'm not convinced that Federer can continue to coast in this vein. We saw at the USO that he can play as poorly as he wants and still have the trophy in the end, but will Safin let him away with this kind of play? The Italian should have made it a four-setter at least today, and if that's the case what can Safin do? He looked very focused and hungry against Navarro, and at this point in time I'd say we have a potential epic on our hands. Federer will still win in all likelihood, but will it cost him physically further down the line?

ORGASMATRON
01-19-2009, 06:56 PM
Never in doubt. Godfed will win this slam without dropping a set.

:D

Couldnt have said it any better myself, cept maybe for the fact that he will win this slam without breaking a sweat :)

FedFan_2007
01-19-2009, 06:56 PM
Nice job Roger. I actually like what he was trying more then his final stats indicate. I'll speak more about it as he moves on.

Knightmace
01-19-2009, 06:59 PM
Great, you got it done is straughts.

Now step it up.

Purple outfit!

Fed Express
01-19-2009, 07:13 PM
The great point has been reuploaded:

http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=vt1BCf0prC8

Bernard Black
01-19-2009, 07:18 PM
I said with the exception of the first set. Don't you think a 6-1 set might have contributed to that +20 point differential?

Seppi blew a lot of chances. It's that simple. Federer was fortunate that it didn't get extended beyond 3 sets. And if Federer was in second gear, it wasn't a conscious choice. You don't consciously decide to stay in second gear when you're being pushed to a tiebreak and constantly facing BPs.

No worries mate, just getting in some early Aus Open bate ;)

On other note, are you staying up to watch Murray tonight? The Beeb's covering his match from 12AM. Just wish I didn't have work in the morning, this grand slam destroys my sleep patterns I tell you!

biological
01-19-2009, 07:26 PM
The great point has been reuploaded:

http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=vt1BCf0prC8

:worship: welcome back JesusFed!

ORGASMATRON
01-19-2009, 08:21 PM
God is back :worship::worship::worship:

meihaditalab
01-19-2009, 08:54 PM
Seppi could of won!.!.! Federer just beat him on the big points...

Fed Express
01-19-2009, 10:18 PM
Seppi missed out on that second set by, what, a centimetre? He shouldn't have missed that putaway anyway, but it did seem unfair that Hawkeye came through for Federer to such an infinitisemal degree. It's the closest call on set point that I've seen in ages. Still, Seppi ensured the crowd were entertained by at least making a go of it after being crushed in the first.

Yes, it was just a first round match, and Seppi is a pretty rough draw, but I'm not convinced that Federer can continue to coast in this vein. We saw at the USO that he can play as poorly as he wants and still have the trophy in the end, but will Safin let him away with this kind of play? The Italian should have made it a four-setter at least today, and if that's the case what can Safin do? He looked very focused and hungry against Navarro, and at this point in time I'd say we have a potential epic on our hands. Federer will still win in all likelihood, but will it cost him physically further down the line?

You do realise that Seppi would never have won that point because Federer made a winner after the Seppi shot. So had it been called in, Federer would have won the point. The only luck Seppi could have at that point was that the ball was given in by hawk eye and he had been given a let.

groundstroke
01-19-2009, 10:33 PM
Good enough from Federer, Seppi isn't an easy first-round opponent.

BaselineSmash
01-19-2009, 10:51 PM
You do realise that Seppi would never have won that point because Federer made a winner after the Seppi shot. So had it been called in, Federer would have won the point. The only luck Seppi could have at that point was that the ball was given in by hawk eye and he had been given a let.

I wouldn't call Fed's shot a winner, because Seppi had already stopped playing and didn't even try to react to the shot when his was called out. Yes, I mistakenly thought that Fed hadn't got the shot back, but Seppi was still unlucky with the narrow margin of the Hawkeye call. They would have replayed the point if Seppi's backhand had been in -this is very Clear by the Italian's reaction to the Hawkeye result, as the rulebook explicitly provides for players being put off by wrong calls from linesmen. Federer's shot was irrelevant because there was a call before it. Had the linesman been wrong, Seppi would have got to replay the set point.

Dini
01-19-2009, 10:55 PM
What's the point of crying over some useless break point that doesn't even matter now. Seppi was rubbish at converting and Fed was steel under pressure. End of story.

BaselineSmash
01-19-2009, 11:06 PM
What's the point of crying over some useless break point that doesn't even matter now. Seppi was rubbish at converting and Fed was steel under pressure. End of story.

Seppi was rubbish at converting and Fed was lucky not to get drawn into a four-set dogfight. End of.

FedFan_2007
01-19-2009, 11:15 PM
Notice how the anti-Fed trolls whine about Hawkeye when it goes for Roger, but when it goes against Roger it is "divine justice" and such nonsense.... :retard:

enrico
01-19-2009, 11:59 PM
The great point has been reuploaded:

http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=vt1BCf0prC8

The wizard of Oz ... part one!

Jaz
01-20-2009, 12:01 AM
Its amazing how all the Fed-trolls are almost all Scottish...

More the point, if he maintains Set 1 form in an entire match he will be hard to beat.

tennizen
01-20-2009, 12:01 AM
Way to go Fed:cool:

I knew this was going to happen, Fed can beat almost anyone :)

:worship: welcome back JesusFed!

God is back :worship::worship::worship:

The wizard of Oz ... part one!


:rolls: Fanbois:dance:

MIMIC
01-20-2009, 12:02 AM
I was cracking up when Federer made that looping passing shot. And then he started laughing afterwards :lol:

jeremda01
01-20-2009, 12:22 AM
Go Federer! There's not a doubt in my mind that he may win the AO.

Corey Feldman
01-20-2009, 02:40 AM
Federror in sets 2 & 3

no chance v Del Potro in QF with that form

Seppi was in nearly all his service games for 2 sets

I was cracking up when Federer made that looping passing shot. And then he started laughing afterwards :lol:Eddie the ego always looks for one showboaty moment just to remind everyone how great he is, and modest - with the racquet in the air

Albop
01-20-2009, 02:44 AM
I hate when people call federer as a god or like jesus

It's just stupid..

Rafa = Fed Killa
01-20-2009, 04:54 AM
Lucky one pansy

rwn
01-20-2009, 02:55 PM
the last 2 sets are not a good result for roger. not a good sign for him at all.

You have a lot to learn about tennis :rolleyes: