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AO QF: Federer def Del Potro 6-3 6-0 6-0

Lopez
01-27-2009, 12:35 PM
Total demolition. Combination of Delpo playing badly and Federer playing well. Delpo is too one-dimensional. Fed totally screwed his game up.

Only one break in the first, but 3 in the other 2 :D

Feds for AO!

Allegretto
01-27-2009, 12:35 PM
What a fighter this del Potro. Never gave in.

habibko
01-27-2009, 12:35 PM
total obliteration :worship: :worship: :worship:

19th consecutive semi-final!!!!! :banana:

be afraid Andy, be very afraid.

Viken01
01-27-2009, 12:36 PM
Thanks for the exhibition match... oh wait it was a QF ? :o

TheBoiledEgg
01-27-2009, 12:36 PM
what a performance by Del Potro
come to think of it
last yr he'd have cried off court at 6-3 *1-0
so he's come a long way :spit:

ORGASMATRON
01-27-2009, 12:36 PM
Roddick :lol:

ReturnWinner
01-27-2009, 12:37 PM
this has to be a record, just three game lost in a quarterfinal slam match? Del Pony has nothing to hurt FedMug who was in god mode tonight, the only chance to be a little more games for del Pony was to serve out of his mind but it did not happen.

Deivid23
01-27-2009, 12:37 PM
Utterly ridiculous tennis from Federer. Congrats on your 14th Slam, Roger :yeah:

gusman890
01-27-2009, 12:37 PM
Looked like the Federer of 2006 with how well he was hitting his shots. His backhand looked very solid.

PeteCentral
01-27-2009, 12:37 PM
Closer than expected.

Minerva
01-27-2009, 12:37 PM
Really useless this Del Potro.
Useless in the Davis Cup and useless today.
And he can get to no.5 within some weeks...:rolleyes:

The only person who thought he could win this was his great aunt Marilinda ... and she is blind.

kobulingam
01-27-2009, 12:37 PM
Don't let the ending fool people. At the beginning Del Potro was trying and was even returning Fed's overheads, but Fed broke his will some time near beginning of 2nd set (with pick up volleys and such).

Kworb
01-27-2009, 12:38 PM
83 vs 36 points

Del Potro 11-24 W/UE
Federer 38-9 W/UE

This was vintage Federer.

crude oil
01-27-2009, 12:38 PM
sick.

del potro tried to go for ridiculous winners and that was always a sign of an impending blowout.

martinatreue
01-27-2009, 12:38 PM
wowwwwwwww. he had more winners than Del Potro won points. Del Potro won 36 points and Federer had 38 winners LOL

Clydey
01-27-2009, 12:38 PM
Federer was in scary form tonight. I found this match uncomfortable to watch, though. Del Potro was humiliated and he only has himself to blame. He gave up half way through the second set. He literally did give up.

He only won 36 points and only about 13 in the final two sets combined. Utterly gutless performance. Federer was in God mode tonight, though.

brief
01-27-2009, 12:38 PM
Suddenly Roger's looking like a serious contender again. Roddick must be having '07 flashbacks right now.

Not a fan of that glancing header though. That was unsportsmanlike.

Medina
01-27-2009, 12:38 PM
:rolleyes:

leng jai
01-27-2009, 12:38 PM
Del Pony is one of the biggest one dimensional clowns I have ever seen. He just kept hitting the ball deep and flat right into Fedmug's slot time and time again.

Durrrr, lets hit the backhand cross court everytime, that'll work. Durrr.

Arkulari
01-27-2009, 12:38 PM
that head thingy :lol:
TOTAL demolition, everything was working for Roger in this match, if he keeps playing like this, he's gonna trash Roddick like he did in '07 :o

The Magic Hand
01-27-2009, 12:38 PM
83 vs. 36 points! Holy shit! :eek:

shotgun
01-27-2009, 12:38 PM
Berdych woke the monster up. But also a good self-destruction job by Delpo.

If Federer plays at this level on Thursday we'll see a repeat of the 2007 AO SF.

richie21
01-27-2009, 12:39 PM
Del Potro should only play in MM tournaments.

IAMlegend
01-27-2009, 12:39 PM
Was DP hurt? I only got to see the last couple of sets. I wasn't watching intently (how could you? it was a slaughter? I couldn't tell whether he was moving properly--or doing anything properly for that matter.

VolandriFan
01-27-2009, 12:39 PM
Del Potro was hitting hard balls directly into the center of the court. Federer thrives off blind pace and Del Potro showed no backup plan, much less resolve.

Stensland
01-27-2009, 12:39 PM
del potro simply didn't show up today. what a boring match. roger played alright, no doubt, but even schüttler would've won this match pretty convincingly.

Voo de Mar
01-27-2009, 12:39 PM
Im sick of Del Potro's one-dimensional tennis, many slices on his backhand, many different variation of high bounces on his backhand and the guy don't know what's going on :help: And it's a Top 10 player :o Simply machine to beat lower rank opponents and completely useless competitor for the best players in the world.

habibko
01-27-2009, 12:40 PM
Del Potro simply doesn't have anything to hurt Fed with, that "header" drop shot by Fed :drool: JesusFed for AO title :banana:

Federer stats:
1st serve %: 70%
double faults: 0
W/UE: 38/9 :worship:
break pts won: 7/11
net points won: 21/25
total points won: 83

Del Pony stats:
1st serve %: 59%
double faults: 2
W/UE: 11/24
break pts won: 0/0
net points won: 5/11
total points won: 36

tennishero
01-27-2009, 12:40 PM
federer played his best against del potro. pony doesnt have the game to beat him.

vincayou
01-27-2009, 12:41 PM
Wow JesusFed is back. Poor Roddick, it seems that he always meets him when he's in god mode. I only see Nadal able to beat him now.

luzkoz
01-27-2009, 12:41 PM
Roger :worship:. Too good :D.

scoobs
01-27-2009, 12:41 PM
Champion's response to his 5 setter against Berdych - he has his eye in now.

shotgun
01-27-2009, 12:41 PM
Not a fan of that glancing header though. That was unsportsmanlike.

Agree. Completely unnecessary.

ReturnWinner
01-27-2009, 12:41 PM
but Pony gave up pretty early, once he lost the first set too, he knew he had no chance to win.

Herdwick
01-27-2009, 12:41 PM
Caught the end of that but it seems what I saw was representative. Strewth. Please now let us have a Roger - Rafa final - it should be smoking.

Nathaliia
01-27-2009, 12:41 PM
How embarrassing by Del Potro. No show.

MatchFederer
01-27-2009, 12:41 PM
Federer looked DEMONIC just there. I haven't seen him smack the shit out the ball like that for a long time. That was a pretty awesome performance. Let's see what happens against quack.

MissMelly2U
01-27-2009, 12:42 PM
Damn! Del Potro won't be able to sit down for a few days after that!
I need some of what Federer ate for dinner tonight or something.

JolánGagó
01-27-2009, 12:42 PM
What was the matter with DelHamster? heat stroke too? :rolleyes:

ridiculous match.

Richardgm
01-27-2009, 12:42 PM
Closer than expected.

lol

waterlily_021989
01-27-2009, 12:43 PM
what a disgusting performance from del potro.I feel sorry for the people who paid money to see this.expect the same faith for roddick in the semifinal.bet he's sitting at home crying right now:o

Kolya
01-27-2009, 12:43 PM
:haha: On Argentina "They have no players".

HeretiC
01-27-2009, 12:43 PM
He can kick a shit out of Roddick but there is no way he can beat Federer. I don't think he will even take a set.

Expected humiliation. That is tennis and match ups. Now I am going to read a zillion of replies like Jesus and god mode and etc, stats like winners or UE, but IMO Federer did not brought a higher level of play than in the past matches, it is just Del Potro's game suits him soooo well. I am so gonna be bashed for this. :shrug:

IAMlegend
01-27-2009, 12:44 PM
Wow JesusFed is back. Poor Roddick, it seems that he always meets him when he's in god mode. I only see Nadal able to beat him now.

Yeah. In a couple of months. At RG.

freeandlonely
01-27-2009, 12:44 PM
:hearts:

rafa_maniac
01-27-2009, 12:44 PM
:haha:

What an utterly useless player this Del Potro is.

MatchFederer
01-27-2009, 12:44 PM
Suddenly Roger's looking like a serious contender again. Roddick must be having '07 flashbacks right now.

Not a fan of that glancing header though. That was unsportsmanlike.

It was brilliantly executed! Good show Roger. :cool:

ORGASMATRON
01-27-2009, 12:44 PM
I agree with habibko when Fed is in this mode at least you have to have a weapon to win you some games. Realized today how limited Pony's game is, he simply doesnt have a big shot.

FedFan_2007
01-27-2009, 12:44 PM
DelPo is pretty much useless to beat Fed/Rafa/Murray/Nole. He's the MM king though.

Wojtek
01-27-2009, 12:45 PM
Well done Roger

Clydey
01-27-2009, 12:45 PM
del potro simply didn't show up today. what a boring match. roger played alright, no doubt, but even schüttler would've won this match pretty convincingly.

Completely ignorant comment. There's a reason Del Potro played like he did. It's not a case of Del Potro producing this display no matter who was on the other side of the net. It's like boxing: styles make matches. Besides, Del Potro threw in the towel midway through the second set.

MissMelly2U
01-27-2009, 12:45 PM
Was DP hurt? I only got to see the last couple of sets. I wasn't watching intently (how could you? it was a slaughter? I couldn't tell whether he was moving properly--or doing anything properly for that matter.

His feelings were hurt. Poor thing. I'm kinda mad I stayed up to witness this travesty of a match. I'm embarrassed for Del Potro.

j0ns
01-27-2009, 12:45 PM
The header at the net was just beyond epic.

Fed=ATPTourkilla
01-27-2009, 12:46 PM
Absolutely sick play from Federer. I didn't think he could play like that any more. If he keeps this standard up rather than throwing in one of his silly performances then the title has to be his. You would have to give Nadal a chance of stopping him but this is Nadal's worst surface and he may well not get past Tsonga anyway.

mikkemus23
01-27-2009, 12:46 PM
One for the ages.
But what`s up with the header??

MatchFederer
01-27-2009, 12:46 PM
Expected humiliation. That is tennis and match ups. Now I am going to read a zillion of replies like Jesus and god mode and etc, stats like winners or UE, but IMO Federer did not brought a higher level of play than in the past matches, it is just Del Potro's game suits him soooo well. I am so gonna be bashed for this. :shrug:

Actually yeah he did. he hit through his backhand with more penetration than usual even off awkward balls. Sometimes dropping loopy ones in right on the baseline. Definite improvement of form over the last matches.

rhinooooo
01-27-2009, 12:46 PM
Del Pony's game matches up perfectly. I think it's pathetic that he's known this, yet there didn't seem to be any change in gameplan. Congrats to Fed but what a gutless and dumb showing from Juan.

marcRD
01-27-2009, 12:47 PM
Make no mistake people, the 3 games in the first set was gifted by federer to Del Potro, Del Potro was lucky Federer was sleeping when he won those games.

Bernard Black
01-27-2009, 12:47 PM
Beatdown of epic proportions. Federer has really thrown his name into the hat now for this title, it's difficult not to see him in the final unless he has a meltdown against Roddick.

duong
01-27-2009, 12:47 PM
Del Potro only gave up after two games in the 3rd set.

For sure his game suits Federer very well. And we had seen in the R16 against Cilic that he was not in the same form as in the US Open.

But most of all Federer was on another planet tonight.

Roddick would have been destroyed the same, except that he would have won some service games.

And both Del Potro and Roddick are fighters, saying opposite would be bullshit.

Only two players can beat this Federer : Nadal and Murray (and only if Federer plays just a little bit less well).

The 7th Federer-Nadal Grand Slam final is very likely now, from what I've seen from Nadal.

Deivid23
01-27-2009, 12:47 PM
Expected humiliation. That is tennis and match ups. Now I am going to read a zillion of replies like Jesus and god mode and etc, stats like winners or UE, but IMO Federer did not brought a higher level of play than in the past matches, it is just Del Potro's game suits him soooo well. I am so gonna be bashed for this. :shrug:


:haha:

Art&Soul
01-27-2009, 12:47 PM
:hearts:JesusFed :bowdown::bowdown: And Del Potro's fan say this one dimensional mug would beat the King in straight set :haha::haha: We'd love to the Fed - Tsonga in the final :banana::rocker::banana:

JediFed
01-27-2009, 12:48 PM
Fed hasn't played this well since Wimbly last year, when he played Ancic. :worship::worship::worship:

Basic Boy
01-27-2009, 12:48 PM
Jesus Christ Fed he's just a kid, what's the matter with you???

habibko
01-27-2009, 12:49 PM
Expected humiliation. That is tennis and match ups. Now I am going to read a zillion of replies like Jesus and god mode and etc, stats like winners or UE, but IMO Federer did not brought a higher level of play than in the past matches, it is just Del Potro's game suits him soooo well. I am so gonna be bashed for this. :shrug:

you my friend speak the truth, but take the fun out of it ;)

Clydey
01-27-2009, 12:49 PM
Wow, some very honest comments from Roger about Novak.

"I mean, we're not talking about a guy who has never given up before. He gave up against me in Monaco because of a sore throat."

ORGASMATRON
01-27-2009, 12:49 PM
Fed your forgiven for the Birdish match, lets start a clean slate you and me :)

Xristos
01-27-2009, 12:49 PM
Del Potro should be fined for lack of effort.

MatchFederer
01-27-2009, 12:49 PM
Jesus Christ Fed he's just a kid, what's the matter with you???

Ahaha.. what's up with that?

ORGASMATRON
01-27-2009, 12:51 PM
"I mean, we're not talking about a guy who has never given up before. He gave up against me in Monaco because of a sore throat."

:eek: :lol:

madmax
01-27-2009, 12:51 PM
I really don't get this Del Pony guy...he knows he has to change his game plan and try probably get to the net more and volley. How a Nr.6 player in a world could be so useless in tactics is beyond me...he continued the same crap throughout 3 sets, although he knew it was doomed tactics. He should get a new coach and get his head examined soon..

Kworb
01-27-2009, 12:51 PM
Del Potro and Murray have pretty similar games to be honest. It's bullshit to say that it's a "bad matchup". The difference is that Roger is not scared of Del Potro. His backhand has never broken down against him.

When Roger plays Murray, he just looks clueless about what to do when Murray keeps pounding his backhand. It's got to be all mental. Because if Roger plays Murray like he just played Del Potro, there's no way the H2H would be the way it is now.

duong
01-27-2009, 12:51 PM
DelPo is pretty much useless to beat Fed/Rafa/Murray/Nole. He's the MM king though.


Del Potro was very near to beating Murray last year in US Open.

And I'm sure he has the game to beat Nadal and Djokovic.

Federer is his worst opponent but even with him, if Federer was not in such a day, there would be a match.

waterlily_021989
01-27-2009, 12:51 PM
Wow, some very honest comments from Roger about Novak.

"I mean, we're not talking about a guy who has never given up before. He gave up against me in Monaco because of a sore throat."

:o

tennis2tennis
01-27-2009, 12:53 PM
wowwwwwwww. he had more winners than Del Potro won points. Del Potro won 36 points and Federer had 38 winners LOL

:eek:

Clydey
01-27-2009, 12:53 PM
Del Potro and Murray have pretty similar games to be honest. It's bullshit to say that it's a "bad matchup". The difference is that Roger is not scared of Del Potro. His backhand has never broken down against him.

When Roger plays Murray, he just looks clueless about what to do when Murray keeps pounding his backhand. It's got to be all mental. Because if Roger plays Murray like he just played Del Potro, there's no way the H2H would be the way it is now.

Yes, Murray is known for taking huge swings at the ball, knocking it into the centre of the court at 90mph. :haha:

uNIVERSE mAN
01-27-2009, 12:53 PM
Del Potro and Murray have pretty similar games to be honest. It's bullshit to say that it's a "bad matchup". The difference is that Roger is not scared of Del Potro. His backhand has never broken down against him.

When Roger plays Murray, he just looks clueless about what to do when Murray keeps pounding his backhand. It's got to be all mental. Because if Roger plays Murray like he just played Del Potro, there's no way the H2H would be the way it is now.

I disagree. Murray hits corners with pace, his backhand return crosscourt is devastating, he can hit up the line, take pace off the forehand and hit short, hits drop shots, makes you come in and passes/lobs. His serve is harder to read than Del Potro and his movement is much, much better which leads to a different level of defensive skill than Del Potro. That's the problem.

leng jai
01-27-2009, 12:54 PM
Del Potro and Murray have pretty similar games to be honest. It's bullshit to say that it's a "bad matchup". The difference is that Roger is not scared of Del Potro. His backhand has never broken down against him.

When Roger plays Murray, he just looks clueless about what to do when Murray keeps pounding his backhand. It's got to be all mental. Because if Roger plays Murray like he just played Del Potro, there's no way the H2H would be the way it is now.

:worship:

Clydey
01-27-2009, 12:54 PM
Del Potro was very near to beating Murray last year in US Open.

And I'm sure he has the game to beat Nadal and Djokovic.

Federer is his worst opponent but even with him, if Federer was not in such a day, there would be a match.

It's about styles. It's not a case of A beat B and B beat C, so that means A must beat C. That is just not how it works. It's about styles. Everyone said it before the match. Del Potro's style is perfect for Federer. He just smacks the ball as hard as he can into the middle of the court 90% of the time.

crude oil
01-27-2009, 12:55 PM
del potro tried banging federer's bh but roger was just so sharp today. del potro saw this wasn't working and tried to go for ridiculous shots. end result is a blowout.

ORGASMATRON
01-27-2009, 12:55 PM
Im camping out on this thread for a while :drink::smoke:

scoobs
01-27-2009, 12:56 PM
It's about styles. It's not a case of A beat B and B beat C, so that means A must beat C. That is just not how it works. It's about styles. Everyone said it before the match. Del Potro's style is perfect for Federer. He just smacks the ball as hard as he can into the middle of the court 90% of the time.
Indeed - Feds is much more vulnerable on the run these days, you have to get the ball wide. he's lost just a bit of speed wide to his forehand, doesn't defend that corner as well as he used to.

I don't think Del Potro plays especially tactically though.

nobama
01-27-2009, 12:57 PM
All I can say about Del Potro is at least he didn't retire like Djerk did. He took his lumps and this beatdown. Djerk retires because his throat hurts and his body aches. :rolleyes:

Diprosalic
01-27-2009, 12:58 PM
everybody knew del potro did not have a chance against fed. so this is unimportant. he has to beat roddick and win the final everything else is just another day at the office now.

castle007
01-27-2009, 12:58 PM
:eek::eek:

Total massacre by Federer. :) The first set was kind of close, but then he just exploded after that and Del Potro was no match for Federer's level. Winning the last thirteen games is amazing. Very similar to the AO 07 SF. I kind of wished that federer would have saved this performance for Andy.

And did I forget to mention... 19 GS SFs in a row. Try to think about that for a second :cool:

Lala186
01-27-2009, 12:58 PM
poor Del Pony, I like him but i wanna federer win AO ;)

marcRD
01-27-2009, 12:59 PM
This match almost makes Federer a pedophile, if Delpo would have been a couple of years younger he could go to jail for child molestation.

JolánGagó
01-27-2009, 12:59 PM
Wow, some very honest comments from Roger about Novak.

"I mean, we're not talking about a guy who has never given up before. He gave up against me in Monaco because of a sore throat."

:worship: :worship:

Djoker fakery and utter disrespect for players and fans must stop. As there are no rules against what he does it's up to his rivals to speak up and let everyone know what's really happening here. Enough is enough.

MyPrecious
01-27-2009, 12:59 PM
Tragic tennis from Del Potro :o

Clydey
01-27-2009, 12:59 PM
Indeed - Feds is much more vulnerable on the run these days, you have to get the ball wide. he's lost just a bit of speed wide to his forehand, doesn't defend that corner as well as he used to.

I don't think Del Potro plays especially tactically though.

Maybe it was simply how hard Federer was hitting the ball off the forehand tonight, but I feel that Del Potro's movement was exposed badly tonight, among other things. Every time Federer went for the corner's Del Potro looked like a junior trying to defend.

ORGASMATRON
01-27-2009, 12:59 PM
Man i was pissed at Fed after the Birdy match, thats all a distant memory now. Cant see Fed not winning the title now.

habibko
01-27-2009, 01:00 PM
Wow, some very honest comments from Roger about Novak.

"I mean, we're not talking about a guy who has never given up before. He gave up against me in Monaco because of a sore throat."

take that Spartan :worship:

LocoPorElTenis
01-27-2009, 01:01 PM
Del Potro should only play in MM tournaments.

He reached two consecutive GS QF, while he's very far from winning a slam, he's done better in big tournaments than 97% of the ATP tour.

cmurray
01-27-2009, 01:01 PM
wow. THat was a pretty dismal display. Obviously Federer would have won anyway, playing as sharp as he was...but Del Potro put NO heart into that at all. The fans got the shaft with both quarters. :rolleyes:

ORGASMATRON
01-27-2009, 01:01 PM
This match almost makes Federer a pedophile, if Delpo would have been a couple of years younger he could go to jail for child molestation.

:lol: Fed was just hungry today he needed 2 bagels to get his fill :)

Angle Queen
01-27-2009, 01:02 PM
I like...went to eat breakfast...and...poof...match over.

:yeah: Fed.

Edit to add: At least I only had ONE bagel. With Cream Cheese. :o

MatchFederer
01-27-2009, 01:03 PM
del potro tried banging federer's bh but roger was just so sharp today. del potro saw this wasn't working and tried to go for ridiculous shots. end result is a blowout.

This match almost makes Federer a pedophile, if Delpo would have been a couple of years younger he could go to jail for child molestation.

They might have to rewrite the law book!

MissMelly2U
01-27-2009, 01:05 PM
This is worse than that girls basketball game where one team beat the other 100-0. We're talking about the #6 player in the world getting steamrolled by the #2 in the quarterfinals of a major, not a bunch of high schoolers playing for recreation.

Fed was playing great, but I feel like I just witnessed another display of poor sportsmanship. Djoko and Del Po ought to have a conference about how to lose w/some dignity.

Clydey
01-27-2009, 01:05 PM
Very easy to get carried away on the back of a performance like that. Federer was on fire tonight, but you have to bear in mind who he was playing and how their games match up. I imagine he'll beat Roddick comfortably, but I don't expect Nadal will give him as much freedom to play his game.

ORGASMATRON
01-27-2009, 01:05 PM
Come to think of it 2 disappointing matches from Fed in a row. Birdy was hell and this was just soo boring. Bad Fed.

MatchFederer
01-27-2009, 01:05 PM
Maybe it was simply how hard Federer was hitting the ball off the forehand tonight, but I feel that Del Potro's movement was exposed badly tonight, among other things. Every time Federer went for the corner's Del Potro looked like a junior trying to defend.

Absolutely spot on.

ORGASMATRON
01-27-2009, 01:06 PM
Very easy to get carried away on the back of a performance like that. Federer was on fire tonight, but you have to bear in mind who he was playing and how their games match up. I imagine he'll beat Roddick comfortably, but I don't expect Nadal will give him as much freedom to play his game.

I hope for your sake Nando beats Tsonga cos Rafa wont take a set off Tsonga.

habibko
01-27-2009, 01:09 PM
Q. Just tell us what happened.

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: You have to ask Roger what happened. I can't do nothing in the match. He play like No. 1 of the world, so that's it.

Q. Were you nervous at all when you entered the court?

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: No, I just have a bad day. He's Roger Federer. If you don't be good, you lose.

Q. What did you think happened after the first set?

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: I don't know. I don't have a good day. I play bad, but he do very good everything.

So I lost. Just I lost the match of tennis, and that's it.

Q. Do you feel like basically there's nothing you can do out there today?

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: No. I cannot do nothing. He play, I don't know ‑‑ I talk to him. He play like No. 1 of the world. He has a good night. I have to improve to play against them.

spriwi
01-27-2009, 01:09 PM
that ain't even funny...

beware andy :unsure:

Lunaris
01-27-2009, 01:09 PM
I feel offended. :o

ORGASMATRON
01-27-2009, 01:11 PM
Q. Just tell us what happened.

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: You have to ask Roger what happened. I can't do nothing in the match. He play like No. 1 of the world, so that's it.

Q. Were you nervous at all when you entered the court?

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: No, I just have a bad day. He's Roger Federer. If you don't be good, you lose.

Q. What did you think happened after the first set?

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: I don't know. I don't have a good day. I play bad, but he do very good everything.

So I lost. Just I lost the match of tennis, and that's it.

Q. Do you feel like basically there's nothing you can do out there today?

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: No. I cannot do nothing. He play, I don't know ‑‑ I talk to him. He play like No. 1 of the world. He has a good night. I have to improve to play against them.

:haha: Its awesome how Fed can just completely humble players. So funny.

Commander Data
01-27-2009, 01:12 PM
This Fedmug better retire ;)


Honestly I can't see Roddick beating Federer. Fed is a lock for the final. The only one that can spoil the "14" is R. Nadal. Hope Simon or Tsonga takes him out.

Although I'm sure Fed wants to play Nadal to prove himself.

HeretiC
01-27-2009, 01:12 PM
Actually yeah he did. he hit through his backhand with more penetration than usual even off awkward balls. Sometimes dropping loopy ones in right on the baseline. Definite improvement of form over the last matches.

you my friend speak the truth, but take the fun out of it ;)

It is the same guy, he did not crawl from under the rock and suddenly started to play godlike tennis. He played very good in previous rounds too, but the opponent games were different and did not suited him like this match up. There are lot of people in here who are laughing when he says that he thinks he played very good against Nadal (and he got trashed in that match), and that is actually true. Federer and Nadal are having most consistent games and their performances varies the less from other players on tour(especially in slams and best of 5). The scoreline looks different from match to match because of the opponent game and performance. It is the match up, not that they wake up one they in a crap mode and the next day in a god mode.

Del Potro and Murray have pretty similar games to be honest. .

Couldn't be more different.

miura
01-27-2009, 01:13 PM
Federer's backhand worked like clockwork, pushing Del Potro wide and producing opportunities by taking the ball nice and early down the line. He went to the net at the appropriate times and some clever half-volleys with exquisite touch. Couldn't see any of those double faults from Doha or earlier rounds which clearly is a sign of confidence. Roddcik will be a routine match but I don't think it will be a replay of the 2007 SF, Roddick is showing better form this year, however I don't think it's possible for Andy to take this match. If Roger stays on this level on his game, Nadal will be dealt with quite easily unless Nadal is in his absolute best mode. The key element in that matchup will be for Roger to have his backhand at a pristine level and not too much unforced errors. Take the ball early and make Nadal move around the court. I'd like an exciting final between them, but I'm not going to be rather disappointed if Simon/Verdasco/Tsonga tires out the spaniard before the most likely final matchup!

superslam77
01-27-2009, 01:13 PM
fed def del potro? you mean owned?

goat made potro look like a horsefish :eek:

no sign of the cross needed for pony cuz jesus was right there with him :worship:

ORGASMATRON
01-27-2009, 01:15 PM
EmOH5f1J1Uc

Ruski
01-27-2009, 01:15 PM
Oh Well.. :rolleyes:

Not that I would like to complain! ;)

Kworb
01-27-2009, 01:16 PM
Q. Just tell us what happened.

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: You have to ask Roger what happened. I can't do nothing in the match. He play like No. 1 of the world, so that's it.

Q. Were you nervous at all when you entered the court?

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: No, I just have a bad day. He's Roger Federer. If you don't be good, you lose.

Q. What did you think happened after the first set?

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: I don't know. I don't have a good day. I play bad, but he do very good everything.

So I lost. Just I lost the match of tennis, and that's it.

Q. Do you feel like basically there's nothing you can do out there today?

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: No. I cannot do nothing. He play, I don't know ‑‑ I talk to him. He play like No. 1 of the world. He has a good night. I have to improve to play against them.
:sad: Poor guy

redda2
01-27-2009, 01:19 PM
Wow, some very honest comments from Roger about Novak.

"I mean, we're not talking about a guy who has never given up before. He gave up against me in Monaco because of a sore throat."

wow did federer really say this?

was it in the post match conference?

MatchFederer
01-27-2009, 01:20 PM
It is the same guy, he did not crawl from under the rock and suddenly started to play godlike tennis. He played very good in previous rounds too, but the opponent games were different and did not suited him like this match up. There are lot of people in here who are laughing when he says that he thinks he played very good against Nadal (and he got trashed in that match), and that is actually true. Federer and Nadal are having most consistent games and their performances varies the less from other players on tour(especially in slams and best of 5). The scoreline looks different from match to match because of the opponent game and performance. It is the match up, not that they wake up one they in a crap mode and the next day in a god mode.



Couldn't be more different.

The match up made a difference. However, Federer WAS in better form today than inthe last matches, JUST as you would expect. He gets better as he progresses through tournaments. You are letting your opinion be swayed too much by the match up. I am judging stroke for stroke and Federer has found his groove.

You are trying to be clever.:rolleyes:

Clydey
01-27-2009, 01:22 PM
wow did federer really say this?

was it in the post match conference?

Eurosport interview.

habibko
01-27-2009, 01:22 PM
It is the same guy, he did not crawl from under the rock and suddenly started to play godlike tennis. He played very good in previous rounds too, but the opponent games were different and did not suited him like this match up. There are lot of people in here who are laughing when he says that he thinks he played very good against Nadal (and he got trashed in that match), and that is actually true. Federer and Nadal are having most consistent games and their performances varies the less from other players on tour(especially in slams and best of 5). The scoreline looks different from match to match because of the opponent game and performance. It is the match up, not that they wake up one they in a crap mode and the next day in a god mode.

I agree but still it's not exactly the same, when Federer plays someone whom he knows can never hurt him and have the match completely under control, he relaxes and loosen up and thus produce much less UE and more of those sick winners that he might not be able to do as much in a tight match, even if his level, intensity and concentration (i.e. his form) is the same, thats why you are right about what you say and someone else saying he played much better is also right, each is looking from a different angle.

Mateya
01-27-2009, 01:22 PM
I watched it and it was just amazing :worship:

Poor JMDP, from the second set on he was lost out there...everything Fed touched, turned to gold.

However, JMDP is really so onedimesional...all he did was playing straight down the middle, almost no angles and variety. :confused: You can't beat Fed by playing like that.

manuel84
01-27-2009, 01:25 PM
running fh - yes
bh touch - YES
imperious serving - YES
neutralizing return - yes

Felt almost sorry for JM but that's tennis. I don't think Federer hit the ball really hard but the way he was taking the ball early and placing it well was more than enough to get the win. He had so many options he kept the opponent guessing.

Or Levy
01-27-2009, 01:26 PM
Full interview with Cahill:

Cahill: Did you have a chance to see the Djokovic-Roddick match?

Federer: Yeah, I saw everything. I mean it was a fun match to watch, you know, because I thought, you know, it was kind of close for two sets and I think it was deserved that it went one set all and then Andy kind of played solid, I was impressed at how well he played, you know, and I think it's going to be a tough match for me, the next one, but definitely a bit of a surprise to see the defending champion Djokovic go out.

Cahill: I'm sure you'll be diplomatic, but were you kind of surprised with the heati getting to him and seeing him stop?

Federer: Well, I mean, it's happened before. So, I mean, he's not the guy who's never given up in his career, you know. So that's kind of disappointing to see, you know, when you have two top guys playing each other and you give up, I mean he gave up against me in Monaco last year because of a sore throat, yeah, so those are the kind of things you wonder about, I've only given up basically once in my career. That came just now in Paris when I gave up against Blake when I couldn't move because of my back, you know.

But I think Andy pushed him there and Andy would have probably run away with the match so I think Andy totally desrved the match.

Cahill: Well, you're playing great tennis. It's going to be a great semi final between you and Andy. All the best.

Federer: Hope so. Thanks a lot.

Iván
01-27-2009, 01:27 PM
fed vs nadal final

spriwi
01-27-2009, 01:27 PM
Wow, some very honest comments from Roger about Novak.

"I mean, we're not talking about a guy who has never given up before. He gave up against me in Monaco because of a sore throat."

:worship:

but did he really say that??:eek:

Jimnik
01-27-2009, 01:28 PM
LOL. And they chose this to be the night session match over Roddick-Djoker.

Scary thing is Del Potro should have the highest confidence considering he just won Auckland and had an 8 match winning streak.

mgorganchian
01-27-2009, 01:28 PM
I really don't get this Del Pony guy...he knows he has to change his game plan and try probably get to the net more and volley. How a Nr.6 player in a world could be so useless in tactics is beyond me...he continued the same crap throughout 3 sets, although he knew it was doomed tactics. He should get a new coach and get his head examined soon..

I think Del Potro respects Federer too much... He entered to the court thinking he was going to loose... If you hear his comments on TV you will notice what I am saying... There were some interviews in spanish in ESPN Latinoamerica were he mentioned something like that. He didn't explicity said that he was going to loose but if you read him carefully you will notice what he was thinking... IMO, he is too humble.

He has no confidence against the top 4, specially Federer and Nadal and too much confidence against the rest of the players in the circuit. That is why he is Top 10 and will remain as Top 10 through out all the year.

Now he is #6 but since next week he will be #7~9 .

7 if Simon and Verdasco looses in QF and Tsonga doesn't win AO.
8 if Simon win QF match, Verdasco looses and Tsonga doesn't win AO.
8 if Simon looses QF match and Verdasco win QF match.
9 if Simon win and Verdasco win QF matches.
9 if Simon win and Tsonga win the AO.

Clydey
01-27-2009, 01:30 PM
:worship:

but did he really say that??:eek:

Yep, on Eurosport. The full interview is on the last post of the previous page.

ORGASMATRON
01-27-2009, 01:30 PM
This Fed is a God. I hope he plays Rafa in the final so he can shut him up once and for all, but if Tsonga wins Rafa is bye bye.

Clydey
01-27-2009, 01:33 PM
This Fed is a God. I hope he plays Rafa in the final so he can shut him up once and for all, but if Tsonga wins Rafa is bye bye.

Yeah, I really hope he shuts Rafa up. That Nadal is always shooting his mouth off.

HeretiC
01-27-2009, 01:34 PM
The match up made a difference. However, Federer WAS in better form today than inthe last matches, JUST as you would expect. He gets better as he progresses through tournaments. You are letting your opinion be swayed too much by the match up. I am judging stroke for stroke and Federer has found his groove.

You are trying to be clever.:rolleyes:

No, not at all. It is just my opinion and way of looking at things. It may sounds ridiculous to you but I was far more impressed with Federer 2 days ago against Berdych in first 3 sets when I saw how he managed to defend and cope with him in tight first set, getting to a TB in second and winning the third (all that with the insane level of play Tomas was producing), than today against Del Potro who was practically one of the Peter Pan's lost boys right from start.

lisaplenske
01-27-2009, 01:36 PM
ah ah well done rodgeur:worship::yeah:

habibko
01-27-2009, 01:37 PM
this Federer is good

Meadowsweet
01-27-2009, 01:39 PM
:) YEEEEEEEES! he deserves to win AO, seriously....

mickymouse
01-27-2009, 01:41 PM
Actually not surprising. Federer is still capable of producing such brilliance. It's just that he doesn't do it on a regular basis now and you never know which Federer is going to turn up.

miura
01-27-2009, 01:42 PM
http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/1102/ao09csr0.jpg

:bowdown:

swebright
01-27-2009, 01:44 PM
:worship:

but did he really say that??:eek:

Roger always tell the truth.

habibko
01-27-2009, 01:44 PM
miura :worship: :worship: :worship:

manuel84
01-27-2009, 01:45 PM
This Fed is a God. I hope he plays Rafa in the final so he can shut him up once and for all

The most crucial thing apart from the Federer first serve would be how well he could defend the bh wing. Tonight, at least, he was just flawless in that dep't.

Mĺnu
01-27-2009, 01:48 PM
Where is Simon miura?

Now I can't wait for the answer of Novak or his family to Rodge!

Andi-M
01-27-2009, 01:49 PM
Fed is hitting form after his Houdini act last round.

DelPo is a joke even a junior would have put in a better performance.

Yves.
01-27-2009, 01:50 PM
Beautiful display of the experienced master:yeah:

swebright
01-27-2009, 01:51 PM
At least Roger watched Andy-Novak match and saw "improved" Andy. Those two are in love; Roger and Andy. Have they ever got into spats? :devil:

Roger only said it's a bad match up or sth..

Young 8
01-27-2009, 01:51 PM
Full interview with Cahill:

Cahill: Did you have a chance to see the Djokovic-Roddick match?

Federer: Yeah, I saw everything. I mean it was a fun match to watch, you know, because I thought, you know, it was kind of close for two sets and I think it was deserved that it went one set all and then Andy kind of played solid, I was impressed at how well he played, you know, and I think it's going to be a tough match for me, the next one, but definitely a bit of a surprise to see the defending champion Djokovic go out.

Cahill: I'm sure you'll be diplomatic, but were you kind of surprised with the heati getting to him and seeing him stop?

Federer: Well, I mean, it's happened before. So, I mean, he's not the guy who's never given up in his career, you know. So that's kind of disappointing to see, you know, when you have two top guys playing each other and you give up, I mean he gave up against me in Monaco last year because of a sore throat, yeah, so those are the kind of things you wonder about, I've only given up basically once in my career. That came just now in Paris when I gave up against Blake when I couldn't move because of my back, you know.

But I think Andy pushed him there and Andy would have probably run away with the match so I think Andy totally desrved the match.

Cahill: Well, you're playing great tennis. It's going to be a great semi final between you and Andy. All the best.

Federer: Hope so. Thanks a lot.

Federer is soooo classy............

miura
01-27-2009, 01:51 PM
Where is Simon miura?

Now I can't wait for the answer of Novak or his family to Rodge!
Hehe, I sort of forgot about him until I uploaded the image. I've got a feeling he can't do much about Rafael so I'll just keep it as it is :p

redda2
01-27-2009, 01:52 PM
Found the federer heading the ball over the net clip.

About 10 seconds in

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwUaJvy7_qg

safinafan
01-27-2009, 02:04 PM
Rody will ends with Roger's dreams!!!

Kworb
01-27-2009, 02:10 PM
Found the federer heading the ball over the net clip.

About 10 seconds in

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwUaJvy7_qg

:worship:

finishingmove
01-27-2009, 02:11 PM
Found the federer heading the ball over the net clip.

About 10 seconds in

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwUaJvy7_qg

i wonder why he didn't do something like that in the french open final last year.

Forehander
01-27-2009, 02:11 PM
All I can say is lol. Berdych will crack top 10 this year.

RagingLamb
01-27-2009, 02:13 PM
glad I didn't stay up for this one. that's not a score line it's a joke.

tennizen
01-27-2009, 02:14 PM
The ability of Fed's fans to stay in the moment is inspiring:worship:

Daniel
01-27-2009, 02:15 PM
Thats the way to do it Rog :kiss:

mgorganchian
01-27-2009, 02:20 PM
He reached two consecutive GS QF, while he's very far from winning a slam, he's done better in big tournaments than 97% of the ATP tour.

Agree, some stats:


The only players that did QF or more in both 2008 US open and 2009 Australian Open were:
Nadal, Federer, Djokovic, Del Potro & Roddick.

The only ones that did at least 2 QFs in the last 4 GS:
Nadal, Federer, Djokovic, Murray, Del Potro & Roddick.

The only ones that did at least 2 QFs in 2008 GS and 2009:
Nadal, Federer, Djokovic, Murray, Del Potro, Roddick, Tsonga and Ferrer.


And you know how many GS Del Potro played being DA, only 9, remember he is only 20 years old. He played all 2007, 2008 and this Aus open in 2009, before he did not had enough ranking.

One more thing in 2007 the main draw he had to faced were too difficult:

07 us open: lost to Djokovic
07 Wimbledon: lost to Federer
07 RG: lost to Nadal


IMO his tennis is far ahead most of the atp players except the top 4.

He is at similar level than Tsonga, Roddick and Simon but he wins the matches he has to win and looses the expected ones (I expected he will figth more today :eek:). That is why he will remain top 10 for a while.

Horatio Caine
01-27-2009, 02:24 PM
Would appear that Potty got flushed...the "tennistic" equivalent of aiming into the toilet, but managing to piss all over the rim. :o

Too good Roger...should be another AO final for him now. :yeah:

duong
01-27-2009, 02:26 PM
Del Potro was very near to beating Murray last year in US Open.

And I'm sure he has the game to beat Nadal and Djokovic.

Federer is his worst opponent but even with him, if Federer was not in such a day, there would be a match.

It's about styles. It's not a case of A beat B and B beat C, so that means A must beat C. That is just not how it works. It's about styles. Everyone said it before the match. Del Potro's style is perfect for Federer. He just smacks the ball as hard as he can into the middle of the court 90% of the time.

it's exactly what I said :shrug:


Moreover, I think that the way most people here insult Del Potro is stupid.

He was kind of ridiculous tonight, but Federer was ridiculous against Nadal in RG last year, and Nadal was ridiculous against Tsonga and Youzhny last year.

That's tennis : when your game suits your opponent, when you are in a bad day and when the other one is succesful in everything he tries,

that's what happens.

And Del Potro is a real fighter like the other players I mentioned.

His game is quite one-dimensional, that's quite true,

but what about Berdych ?

He's better than Berdych, that's for sure.
And two days ago, Berdych was leading two sets-null.

Del Potro has improved last year, and he can still improve.
He made some good volleys in the 1st set.

And his tactics was not stupid : he just tried to play on Roger's backhand, which is not stupid at all ... except when Federer plays great on backhand like tonight.

habibko
01-27-2009, 02:33 PM
Q. I think after two hours and twenty minutes of a women's match, most of us were thinking we would be here until...

ROGER FEDERER: 5:00 in the morning?


Q. Yeah. That was pretty impressive. How do you think you played tonight?

ROGER FEDERER: I'm very happy, of course. Things went much better than I expected. No, I mean, things were great for me. I was really happy the way I came out and played. I kind of felt good from the start. The longer the match went the more he struggled and the better I got.

Yeah, the difference was big in the end. So is was so surprising the way to have that kind of a score in the quarters of a Slam, especially having so many great players around at this stage of the competition.


Q. When was the last time you felt that good on the court?

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I mean, doesn't happen very often. It's nice that it happens sometimes against the best players out there. I guess it's kind of what happens sometimes. You always play better against the better‑ranked players because they push you more and you push yourself more. It's a cleaner ball. A ball you're more used to.

Juan Martin, he hits heavy off both sides. He's up and coming and dangerous. I've always played well against him every time we've played. Today was no exception. I thought it was going to be a tough match in the beginning. We had some tough rallies, and it really showed the direction of the match, I thought. I was very mistaken. I'm happy about that.


Q. Does that help for you to play a match like that after a tough last match?

ROGER FEDERER: Sure, I prefer these kind of matches. Just they're more healthy. I mean, the other ones are nerve‑wracking, and you come out and you're exhausted, just mentally and physically a bit drained. I kind didn't pull up sore in any way from the five‑setter, which is a great thing. It means I'm fit and it means I'm in much better shape than I was last year.

That's exactly how I was kind of hoping to feel. Today, no pain whatsoever. I came out and played great. All I needed was a good start after really messing up my start against Berdych.


Q. In a way, did you feel sorry for Juan Martin in the end?

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, like the last couple games are not that much fun, let's put it that way. You want to almost put him out of his misery because you know how tough it is for him to come back.

He's trying shots he shouldn't be trying. He's accepting defeat the last few games. It's tough. You continue doing your thing on your serve. You try to serve well and mix it up. I was able to come up with some solid tennis, and I was able to pull it all the way through. I had to focus. I think I played well until the end.


Q. You've said on court that people haven't given enough credit to Andy, but you always have. He's lost some weight and he's moving better on the court. You've always upped your level against him. How is that going affect your game plan?

ROGER FEDERER: We'll see. We have played many times, which is nice as well. You go out there and you know what's going to happen on the big points. Just a matter of who's going to play better on the day. I mean, look, seems like he's playing well. That's always obviously dangerous.

On top of that, I think he beat me last time we played. Maybe now he's in better shape. I should have no chance. It's a tennis match. You never know what is going to happen. That's why it starts at 0‑0.

I'm excited playing Andy. I'm happy for him. He's doing well here again. Like I said, always sometimes people expect him to win 25 Grand Slams, and he's one of my generation who was able to stay at this level for, what is it five, six years now?

Maybe even more, because he came up in 2003 and won there. So he's already been up there for a long time and never really fell out of the Top 15.


Q. Top 10 for seven years.

ROGER FEDERER: There you go. That's rock solid. That's why I'm excited to play against him and seeing him create an upset in a big tournament. That's what's kind of been missing for him in the big tournaments lately.


Q. When you won this tournament two years ago, you played some near‑perfect tennis. How could you compare your level today and on Friday against Safin with two years ago?

ROGER FEDERER: God, I mean, I don't know. It's just so hard to remember how you played. It just all happens naturally. You go out there and you run and you hope you're going to hit it in the corner basically. There's no real secret. Just hard practice and a lot of talent. Being mentally there when it really counts.

I was able to play awesome tennis against him when I beat him in the semis here. Like tonight, I was so surprised how easy it went and how just everything fell into place at the right time for me.

Of course, I'm not going to expect a result like what I did today or what happened two years ago against him. I expect to be in a real battle.


Q. Were you surprised Novak retired?

ROGER FEDERER: Well, I mean, yes. I wouldn't have predicted it after the first point, but I mean, he was looking wary. He showed signs of struggling with the heat. I don't know what his problem was, I mean, on his body.

So it's ‑‑ I think Andy forced him also. If Novak were up two sets to Love I don't think he would have retired 4‑Love down in the fourth. Thanks to Andy that he retired in the end. Andy pushed him to the limits. Hats off to Andy.


Q. You're not a man that normally calls for trainers. Do you have a view on the habit of players to call trainers and possibly stop matches in the flow of the matches currently and whether that's right or wrong?

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I mean, it's a fine line, isn't it? We'll never find the perfect scenario for that. What shall I say? I never usually call the trainer. Exactly.

When I came out on the tour and I was young, and I ‑‑ back then the rule was different. You couldn't ‑‑ what was it, a toilet break any time you wanted except obviously between the two games you were on the court. So you could basically take it at 6‑5 in the third set. So that's changed. Now you can only take them on set breaks, which I think really works out well now.

But then with the trainer, I guess it's a tough thing. I really felt when I was coming up the young players abused it, especially against a player like me. A little bit unsecure [sic] about finishing matches, you lose a set easy, and then you go to the toilet and call the trainer and strap your ankle.

Next thing you know, you're twenty minutes extra out on the court. Things go through your mind. Then once I got out on center court, you know, I guess I got the respect I deserved. People stop doing it against you. I think that's nice, in a way.

Probably on the outside courts it's still being abused at times. It's there to be used, so why not use it to give yourself a better chance to win? You don't fly to Australia to not give it your best shot.

I'm almost in favor to just say, you know what, if you're not fit enough, just get out of here.

But if something really bad happens, okay, it is just unfortunate, I guess. It's a tough call. I mean, I don't know. I guess we'll speak about it and see what happens.


Q. How much is experience playing in your success these days, one Grand Slam semifinal after another?

ROGER FEDERER: Well, I mean, I guess just knowing what it takes to win slams is just a good thing. You know, I mean, I guess just hanging around one tournament and sort of only playing maybe potentially seven matches, you know, in three weeks, it's not what we're used to.

We're used to maybe playing five, six matches within eight days. It's a different concept altogether here. Just knowing how to approach such a tournament, to keep momentum, to keep motivation, keep everything going your way, it's difficult.

Only with age and experience and, you know, it comes. I guess with all the experience I have with all the center courts around the world, and having had matches like the Agassi match at the US Open where I came out and expected a tough crowd, but never something like this. Makes you so much stronger.

Going through experiences like this, I guess, you know, make me almost immune today to any sort of crowd. That's a good thing.


Q. Novak was complaining about the schedule today. He had a late night the other night, and he requested for a night session today but it was turned down. Are you aware of that, and do you think he had a point?

ROGER FEDERER: Well, I mean, God, being a tournament director is the toughest job out there. At the beginning of the tournament you have a hundred players requesting something. You can't always give the players everything they want.

Maybe Novak already requested something earlier in the week and he got it, and this time he didn't get it. I guess everybody wants to kind of play at night when it gets hot. The night session is always maybe more fun. I don't know.

I was the lucky guy who played tonight, but I would have been ready to play in the heat as well. I like playing in the heat. I always said I think my strengths really come into play in the day. I was worried conditions were going to be slower tonight and maybe going to favor Del Potro.

I still feel Novak had a day off. It's not like he had to play the next day at 11:00 in the morning. He still had a day and a half off. I don't think it's the end of the world.

Yeah, I mean, it's tough to go after the scheduling. I think they try their best for fans, media, players. I don't think they're there to hurt the players, no.


Q. Do you think it's normal that you play so late at night more and more at the US Open and here?

ROGER FEDERER: No, I don't think it's normal, no. And I don't think it's good, either. But what choice do we have? I think it would be nice to come up with a concept that maybe the guys get a 7:30 start match one time. Because if the ladies, if they play long like today ‑‑ we started, what, 10:00? It gets late for fans, for media, for everybody.

You might have the greatest match taking place at the 2:00 a.m., especially if you have a featured match on the men's side. Maybe you want to start that at 7:30.

I think that's something that everybody is considering. It's not something that we're particularly pushing for on the men's side. I think it would be nice if they would sort of consider that in all the Grand Slam tournaments, especially the ones that have night sessions.

alfonsojose
01-27-2009, 02:42 PM
Del Potro won 3 games. BitchyFEd is a mug :help: :lol:
Del Potro is a one trick pony :shrug:

sawan66278
01-27-2009, 02:56 PM
Didn't watch the match, except for the completely classless "header" by the 2007 Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award Winner. Federer is, simply put, a spoiled child. When things go his way, he prances about like the Belle of the Ball. However, when things go against him, he finds excuses (in a "subtle" fashion) for his defeats (mono, darkness, etc.) and minimizes the accomplishments and resumes of his opponents (failing to give credit to Rafa in the past, Murray now, etc.) AND, like the proverbial schoolyard bully, knocks people when they're down.

Now, I thought Djokovic's "performance" was cowardly and reeked of a lack of professionalism. However, to make some underhanded comments about a match not involving yourself, is petty...and not worthy of a "champion".

As far as his performance, this will ALWAYS be a bad matchup for Del Potro. Tall guy who moves like a statue. Stiff...and until recently, a relative newcomer on the big stage. I'm sure Federer played well...but let's be honest: his draw has been filled with mugs he's had no trouble defeating. The three men who had winning records against him are all on the other side. Do you think Roger would have, if given the choice, preferred Simon?

Oh...I forget...he's facing players from the era of his dominance...when players were dwarfed the players of the Sampras and Lendl eras:rolleyes: I forgot...Domination isn't down to poor competition, it's about making the difficult look easy:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolle yes:


Yeah, I really hope he shuts Rafa up. That Nadal is always shooting his mouth off.

One of the most asinine comments a Fedtard has ever made.

jazar
01-27-2009, 02:58 PM
most one sided GS quarter final in history??

tealeaves
01-27-2009, 02:59 PM
B-E-A-T-D-O-W-N.

2 more matches and the title is yours:)
dethrone Nadal NOW.

HarryMan
01-27-2009, 03:00 PM
Didn't watch the match, except for the completely classless "header" by the 2007 Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award Winner. Federer is, simply put, a spoiled child. When things go his way, he prances about like the Belle of the Ball. However, when things go against him, he finds excuses (in a "subtle" fashion) for his defeats (mono, darkness, etc.) and minimizes the accomplishments and resumes of his opponents (failing to give credit to Rafa in the past, Murray now, etc.) AND, like the proverbial schoolyard bully, knocks people when they're down.

Now, I thought Djokovic's "performance" was cowardly and reeked of a lack of professionalism. However, to make some underhanded comments about a match not involving yourself, is petty...and not worthy of a "champion".

As far as his performance, this will ALWAYS be a bad matchup for Del Potro. Tall guy who moves like a statue. Stiff...and until recently, a relative newcomer on the big stage. I'm sure Federer played well...but let's be honest: his draw has been filled with mugs he's had no trouble defeating. The three men who had winning records against him are all on the other side. Do you think Roger would have, if given the choice, preferred Simon?

Oh...I forget...he's facing players from the era of his dominance...when players were dwarfed the players of the Sampras and Lendl eras:rolleyes: I forgot...:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:: rolleyes:




One of the most asinine comments a Fedtard has ever made.

:awww: poor guy

Weren't you confident one of Murray (:haha:), Simon or Nadull will win this tournament? :awww:

Smasher
01-27-2009, 03:07 PM
Thanks for the laugh sawan. Amazingly bitter and idiotic post
One of the most asinine comments a Fedtard has ever made.

Clydey, the famous fedtard :haha:

Collective
01-27-2009, 03:11 PM
WTF? They fire a coach for winnin 100-0 and now people is whining about some overhead?

I don't know if there's enough cheese in the world for all that whine.

habibko
01-27-2009, 03:16 PM
Thanks for the laugh sawan. Amazingly bitter and idiotic post


Clydey, the famous fedtard :haha:

he was referring to another ass clown who said Roger's victory over Nadal should shut "him" up, now how :retard: is that?

as for sawan's post (not worthy of quoting), yeah, the header was all about lack of class, thats why the crowd booed him like mad, oh wait they actually liked it, guess 15,000 people took it with a laugh of appreciation and one sawan took it with bitter bashing, whom should I take, 15,000 or 1? hmm...

sawan66278
01-27-2009, 03:19 PM
:awww: poor guy

Weren't you confident one of Murray (:haha:), Simon or Nadull will win this tournament? :awww:

I still am.

he was referring to another ass clown who said Roger's victory over Nadal should shut "him" up, now how :retard: is that?

as for sawan's post (not worthy of quoting), yeah, the header was all about lack of class, thats why the crowd booed him like mad, oh wait they actually liked it, guess 15,000 people took it with a laugh of appreciation and one sawan took it with bitter bashing, whom should I take, 15,000 or 1? hmm...

Didn't you get the memo? When Federer acts in a classless manner, all in attendance should laugh in unison...and recognize the genius of his honesty.:rolleyes:

meihaditalab
01-27-2009, 03:22 PM
Del Potro played amazing tennis.
NOT.

Winston's Human
01-27-2009, 03:22 PM
Agree, some stats:


The only players that did QF or more in both 2008 US open and 2009 Australian Open were:
Nadal, Federer, Djokovic and Del Potro.

The only ones that did at least 2 QFs in the last 4 GS:
Nadal, Federer, Djokovic, Murray & Del Potro.

The only ones that did at least 2 QFs in 2008 GS and 2009:
Nadal, Federer, Djokovic, Murray, Del Potro, Tsonga and Ferrer.


And you know how many GS Del Potro played being DA, only 9, remember he is only 20 years old. He played all 2007, 2008 and this Aus open in 2009, before he did not had enough ranking.

One more thing in 2007 the main draw he had to faced were too difficult:

07 us open: lost to Djokovic
07 Wimbledon: lost to Federer
07 RG: lost to Nadal


IMO his tennis is far ahead most of the atp players except the top 4.

He is at similar level than Tsonga, Roddick and Simon but he wins the matches he has to win and looses the expected ones (I expected he will figth more today :eek:). That is why he will remain top 10 for a while.

Roddick also made the QF or better in the 2008 US Open and 2009 Australian Open.

habibko
01-27-2009, 03:24 PM
Didn't you get the memo? When Federer acts in a classless manner, all in attendance should laugh in unison...and recognize the genius of his honesty.:rolleyes:

I'll still take the 15,000's reaction over yours.

the only memo I got is that some people will try to bash for whatever ridiculous reasons if they wanted to.

knight_ley
01-27-2009, 03:26 PM
I'm not gonna lie, I lol'ed when I saw this score.

HarryMan
01-27-2009, 03:30 PM
I still am.

That's great to know mate, I appreciate those that stick to their guns.

However, things dont look that great, I must say. It will depend on the Simon - Nadal match, because Simon is someone who could tire the shit out of Nadal, and that wouldn't be a good thing for Rafa (or Simon, should he win it).

Let the best man win, cheers :D

NYCtennisfan
01-27-2009, 03:38 PM
Didn't watch the match, except for the completely classless "header" by the 2007 Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award Winner. Federer is, simply put, a spoiled child. When things go his way, he prances about like the Belle of the Ball. However, when things go against him, he finds excuses (in a "subtle" fashion) for his defeats (mono, darkness, etc.) and minimizes the accomplishments and resumes of his opponents (failing to give credit to Rafa in the past, Murray now, etc.) AND, like the proverbial schoolyard bully, knocks people when they're down.

Now, I thought Djokovic's "performance" was cowardly and reeked of a lack of professionalism. However, to make some underhanded comments about a match not involving yourself, is petty...and not worthy of a "champion".

As far as his performance, this will ALWAYS be a bad matchup for Del Potro. Tall guy who moves like a statue. Stiff...and until recently, a relative newcomer on the big stage. I'm sure Federer played well...but let's be honest: his draw has been filled with mugs he's had no trouble defeating. The three men who had winning records against him are all on the other side. Do you think Roger would have, if given the choice, preferred Simon?

Oh...I forget...he's facing players from the era of his dominance...when players were dwarfed the players of the Sampras and Lendl eras:rolleyes: I forgot...:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:: rolleyes:




One of the most asinine comments a Fedtard has ever made.


:lol: How can you enjoy a sport when everything is psychoanlayzed like this?

GlennMirnyi
01-27-2009, 03:43 PM
Pony should never have been there. Gilles Muller should have defeated him, had an easy volley to serve for a 2 set lead and we know Pony wouldn't recover from that, especially considering how well Muller was playing.

He'd have played waaaay better today.

ORGASMATRON
01-27-2009, 03:43 PM
Yeah, I really hope he shuts Rafa up. That Nadal is always shooting his mouth off.

Correction, put him in his place and shut his annoying fans up.

swebright
01-27-2009, 04:10 PM
I woke up and saw something like 3-0 and I thought another player retired.:o:o

Hagar
01-27-2009, 04:13 PM
Federer is, simply put, a spoiled child. When things go his way, he prances about like the Belle of the Ball. However, when things go against him, he finds excuses (in a "subtle" fashion) for his defeats (mono, darkness, etc.) and minimizes the accomplishments and resumes of his opponents (failing to give credit to Rafa in the past, Murray now, etc.) AND, like the proverbial schoolyard bully, knocks people when they're down.

The fact is that things go his way most of the time... Which would actually give him the right to act like the "Beau" of the Ball, because that's what he is... :p

bad gambler
01-27-2009, 04:13 PM
If Del Potro is the future of tennis I am very worried.

~*BGT*~
01-27-2009, 04:13 PM
I'm not gonna lie, I lol'ed when I saw this score.

I didn't. I saw the score and said, "Oh no oh no oh no." :sobbing:

Deejay
01-27-2009, 04:23 PM
Cant say im surprised by the result. A player with Del Potro's lack of mobility will always struggle against a great attacking player like Federer, all Fed had to do was hit into the open court and the point was basically over. I just hope that Roddick can offer some sort of resistance in the semi's

wilmar
01-27-2009, 04:26 PM
Wonder if Del Pony will be fined by ATP for "lack of effort", just like Davydenko...

The_Nadal_effect
01-27-2009, 04:27 PM
Utter demolition. Like the AO site called Fed in its match report 'the velvet sledgehammer'.

But Juan should have played with more heart. No fight from the Argentine as she said:

wow. THat was a pretty dismal display. Obviously Federer would have won anyway, playing as sharp as he was...but Del Potro put NO heart into that at all. The fans got the shaft with both quarters. :rolleyes:

dylan24
01-27-2009, 04:32 PM
Utterly ridiculous tennis from Federer. Congrats on your 14th Slam, Roger :yeah:

yeah whatever.
more like congrats nadal on your first hard court slam.

MalwareDie
01-27-2009, 04:40 PM
yeah whatever.
more like congrats nadal on your first hard court slam.

Are you even a real Federer fan? I only see you making posts about the inevitable comebacks his opponents will make against him and other posts that are in favor of other players.

Chileno
01-27-2009, 04:51 PM
Wow, some very honest comments from Roger about Novak.

"I mean, we're not talking about a guy who has never given up before. He gave up against me in Monaco because of a sore throat."

I like this new Federer. :devil:

Poor JMDP...he has been demoted to Little Pony for now.

I hope he recovers and comes back stronger. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger they say...

Let's just get it over with and let's have that Federer v Nadal showdown!!

JolánGagó
01-27-2009, 04:51 PM
Are you even a real Federer fan? I only see you making posts about the inevitable comebacks his opponents will make against him and other posts that are in favor of other players.

Extreme fangirling at the players' forum please, no one is required to leave brains at the door when entering GM ;)

(:secret: that's why the place is full of brainless )

The_Nadal_effect
01-27-2009, 04:52 PM
Are you even a real Federer fan? I only see you making posts about the inevitable comebacks his opponents will make against him and other posts that are in favor of other players.

He's a real fan. Real fans always find faults and gripe about their favourite. :o

mgorganchian
01-27-2009, 05:00 PM
Roddick also made the QF or better in the 2008 US Open and 2009 Australian Open.

Yes, I missed him.


The point is that nobody can say Del Potro plays only well in minor tournaments, reaching 2 GS QF with so few GS appearances is a very good record.

What we can say is that he allways looses with the top 4, his tennis doens't hurt them at all (specially against Federer and Nadal). On the other hand he is very consistent and almost always win to the rest of the players of the tour, specially since half of last year...

These are the players to whom he had been loosing:
Federer, Roger (lost in Aus Open and Madrid)
Lopez, Feliciano (lost in DC - was not in shape after coming from Shangai)
Djokovic, Novak (lost in TMC)
Davydenko, Nikolay (1 lost in TMC / 1 win in DC)
Nalbandian, David (lost in Paris & Basel / win in Madrid)
Kohlschreiber, Philipp (W/o)
Berdych, Tomas
Murray, Andy (lost in us open)

but he won 46 matches...


So if he wants to be a top 10 he can play as he is doing, but if he wants to improve it he must do big changes on his tennis... or wait for some of the top ones to retire... Maybe Federer in 2 or 3 years after beating Sampras record.:)

MalwareDie
01-27-2009, 05:01 PM
He's a real fan. Real fans always find faults and gripe about their favourite. :o

This poster made posts about how Berdych would come back from 4-0 in the fifth set and beat Federer...
Either a fan that believes that good comments are a jinx or the poster is just not a fan.

crude oil
01-27-2009, 05:02 PM
Yes, I missed him.


The point is that nobody can say Del Potro plays only well in minor tournaments, reaching 2 GS QF with so few GS appearances is a very good record.

What we can say is that he allways looses with the top 4, his tennis doens't hurt them at all (specially against Federer and Nadal). On the other hand he is very consistent and almost always win to the rest of the players of the tour, specially since half of last year...

These are the players to whom he had been loosing:
Federer, Roger (lost in Aus Open and Madrid)
Lopez, Feliciano (lost in DC - was not in shape after coming from Shangai)
Djokovic, Novak (lost in TMC)
Davydenko, Nikolay (1 lost in TMC / 1 win in DC)
Nalbandian, David (lost in Paris & Basel / win in Madrid)
Kohlschreiber, Philipp (W/o)
Berdych, Tomas
Murray, Andy (lost in us open)

but he won 46 matches...


So if he wants to be a top 10 he can play as he is doing, but if he wants to improve it he must do big changes on his tennis... or wait for some of the top ones to retire... Maybe Federer in 2 or 3 years after beating Sampras record.:)

del potro will give big problems to nadal soon enough on a hardcourt. federer is more difficult for him though.

ballbasher101
01-27-2009, 05:04 PM
Federer was on fire, enough said :worship:.

MalwareDie
01-27-2009, 05:04 PM
Extreme fangirling at the players' forum please, no one is required to leave brains at the door when entering GM ;)

You need to shut up.

mgorganchian
01-27-2009, 05:10 PM
Pony should never have been there. Gilles Muller should have defeated him, had an easy volley to serve for a 2 set lead and we know Pony wouldn't recover from that, especially considering how well Muller was playing.

He'd have played waaaay better today.


I liked how Muller played and agree that anyone will do more danger to Fededer than Del Potro today. I also think that nobody would take a set to Federer playing the way he did.

Why do you think Gilles couldn't recover from a 1-1 set tie?

I think Del potro's tennis is more consistent than the rest of the tour (specially to not top 10 ones)...but when playing with Federer and Nadal, he plays consistenly bad...

superslam77
01-27-2009, 05:19 PM
img :( removed cuz of uptight ppl..

prima donna
01-27-2009, 05:23 PM
http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/1313/jesusfedpotrory0.jpg
By superslam77 (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/superslam77) at 2009-01-27

That's disgusting -- you really ought to be ashamed of yourself.

superslam77
01-27-2009, 05:27 PM
:bs:

mgorganchian
01-27-2009, 05:27 PM
del potro will give big problems to nadal soon enough on a hardcourt. federer is more difficult for him though.

Maybe. He has not played with Nadal since he improved his game last year... but so far he lost the 3 times he played: 1 in grass, 1 in clay and 1 in hard. I think that Nadal has improved his Hard court game as well...


Del Potro has terrible match stats against the top 4.

Nadal 0-3
Federer 0-3
Djokovic 0-2
Murray 0-2

I think he should beat Murray and Djok in clay and that he will loose to Federer and Nadal 99% of the time in any surface.

prima donna
01-27-2009, 05:28 PM
:bs:
No, it's not BS -- you're being downright vile.

superslam77
01-27-2009, 05:31 PM
ok i guess there are religious here :confused:

i will remove it then :smash:

:rolleyes:

crude oil
01-27-2009, 05:32 PM
Maybe. He has not played with Nadal since he improved his game last year... but so far he lost the 3 times he played: 1 in grass, 1 in clay and 1 in hard. I think that Nadal has improved his Hard court game as well...


Del Potro has terrible match stats against the top 4.

Nadal 0-3
Federer 0-3
Djokovic 0-2
Murray 0-2

I think he should beat Murray and Djok in clay and that he will loose to Federer and Nadal 99% of the time in any surface.

i doubt he will be winning consistently on clay against djok unless djok retires or sth is wrong with him. he just doesnt have the mobility.

He hits the ball flat for an argentine and he can pummel the ball with consistency and the high ball doesnt bother him that much. This will be a threat against nadal. His serve is improving and he can clock it in 200s, his mental strength will improve with experience and if he does the right things, his mobility and fitness will also increase (by strengthening his legs, which i hear he is paying more attention to).

There is a lot to be optimistic about for jmdp esp on hardcourts, and contrary to many peoples perception of his performance, he is a fighter.

groundstroke
01-27-2009, 05:47 PM
Not much surprise really, I thought it would be easy for Federer, didn't expect him to bagel Del Potro twice.

Federerhingis
01-27-2009, 06:07 PM
Indeed - Feds is much more vulnerable on the run these days, you have to get the ball wide. he's lost just a bit of speed wide to his forehand, doesn't defend that corner as well as he used to.

I don't think Del Potro plays especially tactically though.

Exactly Chris his tactical awareness is non-existant. He needs to mature and so does his game. He is talented indeed and there is still much potential on him, he's only what 19? 20?

FedererBulgaria
01-27-2009, 06:10 PM
Fed:worship:Awesome win,just no words!Now win the title:cool:

Tommy fan
01-27-2009, 06:10 PM
wow! :)

Naide
01-27-2009, 06:13 PM
JM should be happy he got a tennis lesson with a legend for free and on a big court :worship:

Some would die for this.

Dini
01-27-2009, 06:23 PM
Oh my, what an absolutely brilliant performance!!!
The funny thing is, that British DC captain who commentates on the BBC matches, forgot his name now....said before the match Del Potro could be the one to upset the champ. I couldn't have laughed any louder when I saw the scoreline, my friend thought I was suddenly turning crazy. The sad thing though about this match is that I didn't see it live :( was stuck in a bl00dy chemistry lesson, and couldn't watch the absolute perfection from the GOAT today. Luckily though...its being replayed.

Keep it up ROG!! Give that A-Rod another beat down!!

ServeAlready81
01-27-2009, 06:36 PM
Embarassing performance in a grand slam QF.

MacTheKnife
01-27-2009, 07:07 PM
Fed was simply unbeatable in this match. He's untouchable playing at that level.

duong
01-27-2009, 07:14 PM
Wonder if Del Pony will be fined by ATP for "lack of effort", just like Davydenko...

like Federer against Nadal in RG,
and Nadal against Youzhny in Chennai, against Nalbandian in Paris, and against Tsonga in Melbourne ?

Knightmace
01-27-2009, 07:14 PM
:worship:

Two bagels in a row.

Fed for title!:worship:

dodoboy
01-27-2009, 07:20 PM
:rolleyes:

Clydey
01-27-2009, 07:25 PM
i wonder why he didn't do something like that in the french open final last year.

:haha:

Clydey
01-27-2009, 07:29 PM
One of the most asinine comments a Fedtard has ever made.

It was sarcasm. Someone said that he hopes Federer shuts Nadal up for good. I sarcastically said that Nadal is always shooting his mouth off.

Only a complete moron would think that Nadal is known for being controversial.

Clydey
01-27-2009, 07:32 PM
Thanks for the laugh sawan. Amazingly bitter and idiotic post


Clydey, the famous fedtard :haha:

:lol:

I'm just another Ruanz.

Raquel
01-27-2009, 07:44 PM
wowwwwwwww. he had more winners than Del Potro won points. Del Potro won 36 points and Federer had 38 winners LOLRoger :worship:

Sounds like an amazing performance. Hopefully see some highlights later. Hopp Rogi :bounce:

sawan66278
01-27-2009, 08:04 PM
It was sarcasm. Someone said that he hopes Federer shuts Nadal up for good. I sarcastically said that Nadal is always shooting his mouth off.

Only a complete moron would think that Nadal is known for being controversial.

I stand corrected.:confused:

ChinoRios4Ever
01-27-2009, 08:29 PM
JesusFed is back :worship:

Cloudygirl
01-27-2009, 09:20 PM
At least he didn't retire from the match

Doggy
01-27-2009, 09:22 PM
Mirka deserves NO credit for this, that fat cup of noodles

feuselino
01-27-2009, 10:13 PM
Unbelievable. 19 consecutive Slam semis...

FedFan_2007
01-27-2009, 10:22 PM
Federer should be banned for the header he did in the 3rd set. Unsportsmanlike conduct!

FedFan_2007
01-27-2009, 10:23 PM
Alas, the bitter trolls have reappeared when Fed dishes out spankings in late rounds of slams. Ah, the good old days are back!

groundstroke
01-27-2009, 10:59 PM
Fed does this to young and upcoming players, he gives them such a raw beating that it deals psychological blow to them, then when Federer is older and these young players become great players, he might have half a shot because of this trashing.

MalwareDie
01-27-2009, 11:02 PM
Fed does this to young and upcoming players, he gives them such a raw beating that it deals psychological blow to them, then when Federer is older and these young players become great players, he might have half a shot because of this trashing.

Haha, good post.:yeah: Except I don't believe Del Potro will become a great player.

Mansave_75
01-27-2009, 11:18 PM
Congrats Roger! You're still a great champ, I want a Nadal-Federer final.
;)

Corey Feldman
01-27-2009, 11:18 PM
lucky one Federer

Fedexex
01-28-2009, 01:14 AM
Awesome Roger:bowdown:

aussie_fan
01-28-2009, 02:08 AM
Del Porto came out with absoutle no gameplan, or a very shithouse, just belt it back every time to Federer's hitting range. This allowed Roger to play some very good tennis.

silverarrows
01-28-2009, 02:25 AM
Wow, he's back! :bowdown: 2 fresh hot Swiss bagel delivered by the Federer Bakery. :cool: Its all over for everyone now. That is the Roger Federer of 2004-2007. Vintage!!! Andy must be peeing in his pants now. Too bad for him. :sad:

KarlyM
01-28-2009, 03:28 AM
Fed played a lot better than the QF... crap. :lol: That was quite the beatdown. :eek:

Pony :hug:

But I actually thought the women's match before was more entertaining - I don't think beatdowns are very entertaining! :lol:

wilmar
01-28-2009, 04:35 AM
like Federer against Nadal in RG,
and Nadal against Youzhny in Chennai, against Nalbandian in Paris, and against Tsonga in Melbourne ?

i'm fully aware that even top players can be bagelled, but 2 doughnuts? that sure didn't happen in those matches you mentioned...Del Pony wasn't even trying hard and even seemed ok with his result!

swebright
01-28-2009, 04:43 AM
Safina-Dokic match was pretty good.

Roger just rescued Del Potro from misery.

swebright
01-28-2009, 04:53 AM
Safina-Dokic match was pretty good.

Roger just rescued Del Potro from misery.

Tennisman82
01-28-2009, 05:11 PM
total obliteration :worship: :worship: :worship:

19th consecutive semi-final!!!!! :banana:

be afraid Andy, be very afraid.
19th consecutive SF...that's just mind-boggling! It takes something extra special to beat Federer at a slam.

It was an amazing performance from Federer. Del Potro is a great player but will always find Federer very, very difficult. For one thing Roger loves to keep the ball very low. You need to be a top-tier counter-puncher in order to unsettle Federer and that’s something Del Potro is not.

Anyway even if Federer's past his peak, he still brings out his peak tennis during the latter stages of a slam.

Here’s hoping for a Federer vs. Nadal final, the best tennis has to offer today!

Tennisman82.

ClaudiuS
01-28-2009, 09:14 PM
It was a ridicoulus match. Del Potro didn't change his gameplay even being down 6-3 6-0 3-0.

what a twat :lol:

Matt01
01-28-2009, 09:29 PM
:sad:

Vida
01-28-2009, 09:33 PM
yeah what a beat down. didn't see it fortunately. fed streaming choking kids is kinda boring ;).

Venle
01-29-2009, 07:46 AM
A double bagel :eek:

Crazy Girl
01-29-2009, 05:36 PM
Well, I had been sick since two days, so I'm just a little bit on retard:o:o:o, but here I go:
The test whom has delivered to Federer the 19 consecutive semi-final (tremendously unapproachable record!!!!!!:worship::worship::worship:), has been very similar to a massacre!
Roger had used every stroke of his repertory to move JMDP from side to side of the tennis-court, with the typical naturalness of whom is training himself!!:eek::eek:
80 minutes of cost-free lesson for the poor Del Pony!:sad:
The first two games of the second set had been from "film collection!!!"
And, above all, the point winning the first game:
a forehand demě-voleč, played from the centre of the court and fallen to the side of Del Potro as an autumn fall leaf!!!
Incredibile Roger: Creating Tennis!!!
:hatoff::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::hatoff:

Action Jackson
09-15-2009, 04:06 AM
Just cause some clowns can't use a search engine.

Chloe said 9 months is a long time for a 20 year old.

rocketassist
09-15-2009, 04:10 AM
Fed's forehand actually worked in this match. Since Miami it hasn't.

scoobs
09-15-2009, 04:11 AM
Learns fast this Delpo, give him credit.

2 bagels in Australia, takes Federer to 5 in RG and loses, takes Federer to 5 in New York and wins.

fast_clay
09-15-2009, 04:18 AM
Learns fast this Delpo, give him credit.

2 bagels in Australia, takes Federer to 5 in RG and loses, takes Federer to 5 in New York and wins.

yes indeed...

massive transition year...

Catriel
09-16-2009, 09:41 PM
Learns fast this Delpo, give him credit.

2 bagels in Australia, takes Federer to 5 in RG and loses, takes Federer to 5 in New York and wins.

What do you mean?
Will Delpo def Roger in 2 sets next time??? :D
(or 3 sets in a Slam)

born_on_clay
09-16-2009, 09:47 PM
What do you mean?
Will Delpo def Roger in 2 sets next time??? :D
(or 3 sets in a Slam)

No, it means del Potro learns fast from his mistakes ;)

Certinfy
09-16-2009, 09:51 PM
This match just makes me want to LOL.