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AO SF: Federer def. Roddick 6-2, 7-5, 7-5

Diprosalic
01-29-2009, 09:52 AM
never in doubt



exact the same scoreline as the nadal - simon match, funny.

habibko
01-29-2009, 09:52 AM
really high quality match, Andy played excellent but as always not enough against the mighty Fed, in this form the title is one match away

:banana:

too fucking good Roger you legend :worship:

Federer stats:
1st serve %: 66%
aces: 16
W/Ue: 51/15 :worship:
break pts won: 4/13
net points won: 17/27
total points won: 105

Roddick stats:
1st serve %: 65%
aces: 8
W/Ue: 38/18
break pts won: 0/3
net points won: 21/42
total points won: 85
p.s. I lol'ed so hard on the point Roddick won with a drop shot: "Federer-style" :lol:

Ozone
01-29-2009, 09:53 AM
Dang it you beat me:(

Ozone
01-29-2009, 09:54 AM
Roddick's draw was the only thing that put him this far. Good tennis from Fed!!

FairWeatherFan
01-29-2009, 09:54 AM
A tennis match that was pleasurable to watch, a rarity in this day and age of the artless game.

Johnny Groove
01-29-2009, 09:55 AM
Even though he lost in straights, I like what I saw from Roddick, especially in those last two sets. Aggresive returns, backhand down the line approaches, his movement was awesome, and epic serving to save bps.

Some more time with Stefanki and Andy'll be fine for 2009.

Roger, meanwhile, looked stellar.

keroni
01-29-2009, 09:55 AM
same score as Rafa-Simon

tealeaves
01-29-2009, 09:55 AM
:haha: @ roddick said f@@k after serving a DF

spriwi
01-29-2009, 09:55 AM
roger 51/15 winners ues.

beware spaniards! :)

SloKid
01-29-2009, 09:55 AM
Some great stats in the end, Roger was just too good, raised his game, when needed.

Does Roddick have to abuse the umpires all the time?

Action Jackson
01-29-2009, 09:56 AM
Gobble, gobble, gobble.

Comfortable win for Fed.

Jaz
01-29-2009, 09:56 AM
Roddick played well. Served well.

Unfortunately it wasn't good enough, but IMO, roddick is a much improved player.

nkhera1
01-29-2009, 09:56 AM
Roddick fought very hard and gave it his all which is all you can ask for. He played a little more aggressive in the final two sets as he otherwise would have gotten creamed like he did in the first set. Federer is just too good but maybe this will force Roddick to become more aggressive with the groundies. His net approaches were sometimes atrocious and he had a huge mental brain cramp when serving at 5-5 deuce in the 3rd set.

JediFed
01-29-2009, 09:56 AM
Better then the Djork match a year ago!

Roger picks up some more points for the year. :D

leng jai
01-29-2009, 09:56 AM
Love Rodduck abusing the umpire when he the umpire was clearly right.

j0ns
01-29-2009, 09:56 AM
Could've been worse if Roger was merciless

bluefork
01-29-2009, 09:57 AM
Does Roddick have to abuse the umpires all the time?

If he can't beat Roger, he can at least make himself feel better by beating on the umpires. :rolleyes:

MatchFederer
01-29-2009, 09:57 AM
Not bad at all from Federer. He upped his game at the end of sets. It was funny though how many times he had 0-15 on Roddicks serve but didn't always take full advantage, some of which was down to Roddick finding 1st serves on 2nd points in games. The only real weird thing was.. Roger missed about 3 or 4 small little cross court dinks while chasing down drop shots, all low into the net. Federer can play much better though, and may have to in the final.

ClaudiuS
01-29-2009, 09:57 AM
Roddick played great in the 2nd set and also in the 3rd.

But Federer was effective with key breaks in the 11th game of both sets. So frustration again for the duck, but he's definetly playing a lot better.

tennizen
01-29-2009, 09:57 AM
A tennis match that was pleasurable to watch, a rarity in this day and age of the artless game.

:haha::haha::haha: I thought your petition would have brought some changes by now. Don't give up just yet. Maybe another year.

Montego
01-29-2009, 09:57 AM
Well, kudos to Roddick for hanging there despite result being never in doubt. Just too good from Rogah. He was 5/5 in challenges :spit:

Voo de Mar
01-29-2009, 09:57 AM
Is it the new version of Andy Roddick? :spit: Obviously not. The change of the coaches is for Andy just like the placebo effect for the sick patient...

General Suburbia
01-29-2009, 09:57 AM
If Andy played the whole match like he did the last set, he could of stretched this match a lot further than it was. Rip your forehands, especially when approaching.

rafa_maniac
01-29-2009, 09:57 AM
Good stuff by Andy, but he just plays to Federer's abilities so perfectly he can't beat him unless Federer has a really horrible day. Federer is in good form, if he plays Verdasco in the final... congratulations on slam #14. If he plays Rafa... it's going to be a fascinating match.

BlueSwan
01-29-2009, 09:57 AM
I hope sooo badly that he'll beat Nadal in the final. I fear that yet another GS final loss to Nadal would be devastating for Fed, perhaps to the point of him struggling to believe that he can beat Nadal anymore.

JolánGagó
01-29-2009, 09:58 AM
Boring onesided match. Andy never had any chance, Fed did everything better, even twice as many aces. Whatever Andy tried, Fed was there.

Good riddance Duckie, it was nice while it lasted :wavey:

FedererBulgaria
01-29-2009, 09:58 AM
Fed:worship: Win the title pleaseeeeeeeeeeee.....

Roddick:cool:Great weeks for you!;)

EnriqueIG8
01-29-2009, 09:58 AM
Fed; 51 winners 15 UE's
16 aces 0 DF's
4/13 BP
Rod; 38 winners 18 UE's
8 aces 2 DF's
0/3 BP

Basically this says it all.
Fed too solid, too good for Rod. 6th time he get a spanking in GS tournament.

Bilbo
01-29-2009, 09:58 AM
dedicated to tangerine_dream and Jimnik :retard:

people actually thought Roddick would have a chance or even win a set :lol:

people always think fed-rod will be a blockbuster but each time it turns out to be a burst soap bubble :lol:

expected straight sets win by Federer

thesupreme
01-29-2009, 09:58 AM
Top man, top form, Federer we salute you. It'll be him and Rafa in the final guaranteed, CANT WAIT ;)

tealeaves
01-29-2009, 09:59 AM
by the way, the linesmen for this match need to be FIRED.
BAD LINE CALLS.

Wojtek
01-29-2009, 09:59 AM
Well done Roger

Caio_Brasil
01-29-2009, 10:00 AM
What a jerk Roddick is when making fun of the line judge. The ball being that in was already an embarassment for the guy, why mockering him so he had to appear in the big scream? :retard:

What a prick.

MatchFederer
01-29-2009, 10:01 AM
I was loving the slice serve out wide today, it was very accurate.

Montego
01-29-2009, 10:01 AM
Is it the new version of Andy Roddick? :spit: Obviously not. The change of the coaches is for Andy just like the placebo effect for the sick patient...

Exactly, I haven't seen the improvement in Andy's game at all. Maybe he's playing backhand better, but tactically he hasn't changed. So many bad approaches....

Basic Boy
01-29-2009, 10:03 AM
Roddick was crap, too manu UE in important moments. There will be another boring final, Verdasco please save us from this.

Bilbo
01-29-2009, 10:03 AM
What a jerk Roddick is when making fun of the line judge. The ball being that in was already an embarassment for the guy, why mockering him so he had to appear in the big scream? :retard:

What a prick.

roddick is the only player on tour who has a beef with all umpires. should make him think about it.

Bilbo
01-29-2009, 10:04 AM
Roddick was crap, too manu UE in important moments. There will be another boring final, Verdasco please save us from this.

verdasco-federer? :lol: would be a hell of a boring match.

fed-rafa will be a blockbuster. i can assure you that.

MatchFederer
01-29-2009, 10:04 AM
Is it the new version of Andy Roddick? :spit: Obviously not. The change of the coaches is for Andy just like the placebo effect for the sick patient...

He looked like the same old Roddick with a slight improvement in movement.

Dini
01-29-2009, 10:05 AM
Well done Rog!!! Impressive stuff. Roddick was throwing everything at him, yet Fed made it look all too easy. You have done me proud Rogi. I don't care what happens in the final, win or lose I am one happy fan right now and if the final doesn't go Rogi's way I will still be satisfied with his performance over these two weeks. At least those useless bl00dy critics can shut up now. The King is back.

ClaudiuS
01-29-2009, 10:06 AM
Federer would crush Verdasco in straight sets.

MissMelly2U
01-29-2009, 10:06 AM
I thought it was remarkable that Federer actually got some correct calls on his challenges.

ballbasher101
01-29-2009, 10:06 AM
Fed you are animal you :worship:. One more match and we are there.

Tennisman82
01-29-2009, 10:07 AM
Very good match, a lot better than I expected. Federer’s timing and movement were unbelievable.

Just 1 more match before he ties Pete.

If Nadal loses to Verdasco Federer’s got the title, if not then Rafa is going to have to play some amazing tennis.

Identical scoreline to yesterday's Nadal/Simon match!

Tennisman82.

Andi-M
01-29-2009, 10:07 AM
The only match going on was between Roddick and the umpire.

Fed was supreme.

madmax
01-29-2009, 10:07 AM
Roger was toying with Rodduck all the time, like playing cat and mouse game. No matter how hard the duck pushed, he knew he was doomed anyway...congrats on slam Nr.14, Roger, you are the GOAT

FedFan_2007
01-29-2009, 10:08 AM
Another interesting little fact. Roger just made his 4th consecutive GS final, tying Andre Agassi for 2nd place all time behind..... Roger Federer.

nobama
01-29-2009, 10:08 AM
What a jerk Roddick is when making fun of the line judge. The ball being that in was already an embarassment for the guy, why mockering him so he had to appear in the big scream? :retard:

What a prick.Not surprising. Perhaps he was trying to rattle Fed. Didn't work obviously.

MIMIC
01-29-2009, 10:08 AM
Terrible lines calls. Federer wins some challenges for a change :lol:

Fed was simply too good for Roddick. He should have saved himself the trouble and let Novak win. It at least would have been a lot more competitive.

Bilbo
01-29-2009, 10:08 AM
Identical scoreline to yesterday's Nadal/Simon match!

with the difference that Nadal/Simon was a better match

mediter
01-29-2009, 10:09 AM
No informed analyst would have given the swiss moonballer a chance against the explosive american.but the duck has choked more than 15 times infected by the mysterious virus of this fading MM era.

Oh god,Pls end this farce!

Dini
01-29-2009, 10:09 AM
Yeah I am actually amazed at those challenges too. When was the last time Fed was 100% correct on his challenges? Maybe that is what he worked on over the off season...it paid off in this match. Having said that those line people were asleep and even A Rod was getting frustrated at the calls that were called out for Fed. And I think ARod reached the stage of bullying that chair umpire. Unacceptable in my view, but then again that is the frustration that Rog induces in other players.

buzz
01-29-2009, 10:09 AM
Is it the new version of Andy Roddick? :spit: Obviously not. The change of the coaches is for Andy just like the placebo effect for the sick patient...

Yeah this effect helps against most players but not Roger, expected

nobama
01-29-2009, 10:10 AM
with the difference that Nadal/Simon was a better matchIf you like moonballing.

JolánGagó
01-29-2009, 10:11 AM
Very good match

:rolleyes:

:zzz:

Wilander - Catch starting right now will be much better Im sure.

orangehat
01-29-2009, 10:11 AM
Roddick will be #3 if this goes on ..

MatchFederer
01-29-2009, 10:11 AM
with the difference that Nadal/Simon was a better match

Agreed, actually.

castle007
01-29-2009, 10:11 AM
Awesome performance by Federer. Keep it up against Nadal in the final. :)

Imagine if Federer wins his 14th slam beating his biggest rival!!

And did I mention that this is his 4 tv consecutive GS final?

habibko
01-29-2009, 10:12 AM
expect Roger Federer to be in a flawless form in the final *strikes wood* :worship: :worship: :worship:

Johnny Groove
01-29-2009, 10:12 AM
If you like moonballing.

Apologies if we don't all enjoy Swiss hair and forehand flicking :rolleyes: :o

gjr
01-29-2009, 10:12 AM
never in doubt. Roddick tried his best and proably played his best but is game is no match for the Fed.

What a great career Roddick could have had if it wasn't for one man.

marcRD
01-29-2009, 10:13 AM
Another interesting little fact. Roger just made his 4th consecutive GS final, tying Andre Agassi for 2nd place all time behind..... Roger Federer.

I think Federer cant beat Roger Federer when it comes to that record.

mickymouse
01-29-2009, 10:13 AM
I thought Roddick played the second and third sets well. Any lapses from Federer early on and he would have taken the set. He's definitely more aggressive now but Federer really reads Roddick's serve like a book.

Bilbo
01-29-2009, 10:13 AM
If you like moonballing.

no, but i'm a fan of real baseline tennis which roddick sucks at but it's not a secret you are a fan of this tool roddick.

FedFan_2007
01-29-2009, 10:15 AM
The linespeople need to be FIRED. They are horrible.

Hagar
01-29-2009, 10:15 AM
Wow Roger. Yet another GS. Amazing. Sunday morning will be the best Sunday morning of the year: coffee and croissants and Roger playing the final of the Australian on TV. Life doesn't get any better than that.

Johnny Groove
01-29-2009, 10:15 AM
The linespeople need to be FIRED. They are horrible.

They purposely called balls out so that Roger could up his challenge %, something he did well with in this one.

Tennisman82
01-29-2009, 10:16 AM
I thought Roddick played the second and third sets well. Any lapses from Federer early on and he would have taken the set. He's definitely more aggressive now but Federer really reads Roddick's serve like a book.

Yes.

As good as Roddick's serving was earlier it needed to be even better...not that it would've changed the outcome mind you! :worship:

Tennisman82.

FedFan_2007
01-29-2009, 10:16 AM
Apologies if we don't all enjoy Swiss hair and forehand flicking :rolleyes: :o

I'm sure you are REALLY going to enjoy Sunday when that Swiss dices and slices the moonballers to death... :devil::devil::devil:

Monteque
01-29-2009, 10:17 AM
This like an old Fed, he made some magic shots though, it will be just a mental case if the his final opponent is Nadal. Rest much KING!!!

MatchFederer
01-29-2009, 10:17 AM
They purposely called balls out so that Roger could up his challenge %, something he did well with in this one.

.. Should give him needed confidence for his potentially daunting task.

nobama
01-29-2009, 10:17 AM
but it's not a secret you are a fan of this tool roddick.:spit:

Btw....I think Roddick is one of the biggest moonballers out there...

Johnny Groove
01-29-2009, 10:18 AM
I'm sure you are REALLY going to enjoy Sunday when that Swiss dices and slices the moonballers to death... :devil::devil::devil:

It's 2 on 1? The Spaniards might have a shot then

tennizen
01-29-2009, 10:18 AM
Fed doesn't even go wrong on challenges when he plays Roddick:awww:

mediter
01-29-2009, 10:18 AM
Unacceptable in my view, but then again that is the frustration that Rog induces in other players.

Look twit, when a guy with superior talent is supposed to win handily but always manages to lose due to other reasons, he is bound to get frustrated.

The swiss moonballer's exceptional ability to win against explosive games continues to puzzle me!

crude oil
01-29-2009, 10:18 AM
Is it the new version of Andy Roddick? :spit: Obviously not. The change of the coaches is for Andy just like the placebo effect for the sick patient...

roddick reached the SF when djoker and andy didnt even make it.

what do you expect from roddick?

federer is too good sometimes.

contrast this to last yr when he lost against kohli.

habibko
01-29-2009, 10:22 AM
The swiss moonballer's exceptional ability to win against explosive games continues to puzzle me!

I think you are kidding, in case you're not, it will always continue to puzzle you :)

Basic Boy
01-29-2009, 10:22 AM
verdasco-federer? :lol: would be a hell of a boring match.

fed-rafa will be a blockbuster. i can assure you that.


Head to Head Matches Rafael Nadal leads series 12-6 against Fed - 18 matches it's boring, no?

Art&Soul
01-29-2009, 10:22 AM
Fed is not playing his best tennis but still toying with the Duck :worship: Can't wait to see ROGI lift the trophy 14th in Sunday :banana: Way to go ROGELIOOOOOOOOOOOO :rocker::rocker2::rocker:

Bilbo
01-29-2009, 10:23 AM
Btw....I think Roddick is one of the biggest moonballers out there...

your definition of moonballing is hilarious

Bilbo
01-29-2009, 10:23 AM
Head to Head Matches Rafael Nadal leads series 12-6 against Fed - 18 matches it's boring, no?

your insight about tennis is slim to none

Voo de Mar
01-29-2009, 10:25 AM
:rolleyes:

:zzz:

Wilander - Catch starting right now will be much better Im sure.

:spit:

FedFan_2007
01-29-2009, 10:25 AM
Look twit, when a guy with superior talent is supposed to win handily but always manages to lose due to other reasons, he is bound to get frustrated.

The swiss moonballer's exceptional ability to win against explosive games continues to puzzle me!

Never in doubt, mediter with his "pearls of wisdom". :worship:

habibko
01-29-2009, 10:25 AM
Head to Head Matches Rafael Nadal leads series 12-6 against Fed - 18 matches it's boring, no?

taking "clay" out of the equation (AO isn't played on clay) it's 5-3 to Fed, so outside of clay Federer owns Nadal.

silverarrows
01-29-2009, 10:27 AM
Fed out-aced Andy...AGAIN. 16-8. :worship:

rafa_maniac
01-29-2009, 10:27 AM
taking "clay" out of the equation (AO isn't played on clay) it's 5-3 to Fed, so outside of clay Federer owns Nadal.

You're correct, it's played on outdoor HC where the record is 2-1 in Rafa's favor :)

Jaz
01-29-2009, 10:27 AM
taking "clay" out of the equation (AO isn't played on clay) it's 5-3 to Fed, so outside of clay Federer owns Nadal.

5-3 is not "own" and even I'm a Federer fan.

The problem with Nadal is his heavy ground strokes, and frankly Federer could struggle in the rallies.

Bilbo
01-29-2009, 10:29 AM
5-3 is not "own" and even I'm a Federer fan.

The problem with Nadal is his heavy ground strokes, and frankly Federer could struggle in the rallies.

has nothing to do with heavy groundstrokes. more than nadal being the best baseliner in the world.

Voo de Mar
01-29-2009, 10:30 AM
roddick reached the SF when djoker and andy didnt even make it.

what do you expect from roddick?



I don't expect anything. In 2006 he began to work with Connors, won Cincinnati, went to the final at the US Open, and there were a lot of talking about his new tennis but in the UO final lost to Federer in 4 easy sets and came back to the reality.
Some habits are extremely tough to eliminate, especially when you are closer than farther toward the end of career.

Davodus
01-29-2009, 10:31 AM
rog :yeah:

habibko
01-29-2009, 10:31 AM
You're correct, it's played on outdoor HC where the record is 2-1 in Rafa's favor :)

want to get specific? it's played in best of 5 outdoor HC where the record is 1-0 in Fed's favor :)

Montego
01-29-2009, 10:32 AM
With this game Roddick can reach GS semi, TMS final and MM win. So nothing changed basically.

Basic Boy
01-29-2009, 10:33 AM
Cash vs. Wilander act like two old idiots, but guess what? it's fun!

rafa_maniac
01-29-2009, 10:33 AM
want to get specific? it's played in best of 5 outdoor HC where the record is 1-0 in Fed's favor :)

It's played best of 5 outdoor HC on plexicushion. The H2H is 0-0. :D

habibko
01-29-2009, 10:34 AM
It's played best of 5 outdoor HC on plexicushion. The H2H is 0-0. :D

:worship:

redda2
01-29-2009, 10:34 AM
What's moonballing? :unsure:

MatchFederer
01-29-2009, 10:36 AM
It's played best of 5 outdoor HC on plexicushion. The H2H is 0-0. :D

It is played on a blue hard court the head to head is 2-0 Federbear.. i think, (yeah those Shanghai courts probably can't be called blue).

orangehat
01-29-2009, 10:38 AM
Let's all not too quickly forget about verdasco, shall we? Of course, I know that he's the underdog, but let Nadal beat him before we talk about rafa - federer

crude oil
01-29-2009, 10:39 AM
roddick is freaking awesome entertainment though

"federer-style"

fu%k after a DF.
:haha:

rafa_maniac
01-29-2009, 10:39 AM
It is played on a blue hard court the head to head is 2-0 Federbear.. i think, (yeah those Shanghai courts probably can't be called blue).

Don't be silly, the colour was clearly lilac :rolleyes: Anyway, Dubai is blue and Miami used to be green :lol:

MatchFederer
01-29-2009, 10:40 AM
Let's all not too quickly forget about verdasco, shall we? Of course, I know that he's the underdog, but let Nadal beat him before we talk about rafa - federer

I just can't wait fo the inevitable Rafa - Fed final. It will be awesome, that's for sure (100).














:p

shotgun
01-29-2009, 10:40 AM
:woohoo:

Sebby
01-29-2009, 10:41 AM
Good. Now we need a miracle in the final.

MatchFederer
01-29-2009, 10:41 AM
Don't be silly, the colour was clearly lilac :rolleyes: Anyway, Dubai is blue and Miami used to be green :lol:

Ahh well I was clutching at straws then!

Horatio Caine
01-29-2009, 10:43 AM
Fed played well, but nothing overly fantastic...I'm not sure he was looking to find that extra gear (didn't need to). However, if he isn't to fall to Nadal again (assuming that is who he will play), he will most likely need to tap into that extra level he is capable of (but a level we haven't seen much of over the last 12 months or so).

Best of luck to him on Sunday...got nothing at all against Rafa, but I'd like to see Roger level up with Pete on 14 Slams. :cool:

As for Roddick...a SF run was about as good as he could have hoped for, and kudos to him for making it happen over this fortnight. He now has a solid cushion to build on for another year-end top 10 finish.

RGK
01-29-2009, 10:44 AM
Good. Now we need a miracle in the final.

Hmmm...what?

crude oil
01-29-2009, 10:45 AM
:woohoo:

:lol:

you must really hate roddick.

Sebby
01-29-2009, 10:46 AM
Hmmm...what?

H2H = 12-6 Nadal.

nanoman
01-29-2009, 10:46 AM
Boring match.
After easily winning the 1st set Fed doesn't care anymore. Just spinning his 1st serve in save for the big point. Roddick huffs and puffs but never had a chance.

marcRD
01-29-2009, 10:47 AM
I am nervous about the Fedal match, I really want Federer to win this one. I have so much respect to Nadals game, I think Federer is going to have to play much better than today. I still dont know what Federer can do about his backhand, he clearly cant slice it to Nadals forehand which is something he does so good against any other player and playing topspin backhands to Nadals forehand is also a lost battle. He will have to play very aggresive, take advantage of his serve, big forehands and then to the net. Just short aggresive points where Nadal doesnt get oppurtunities to play on Federers backhand.

I hope for a score like 7-6 4-6 7-5 6-3 to Federer

I think Nadal will get tired at some point in this match, ofcourse depending on how much energy he will waste on Verdasco.

Horatio Caine
01-29-2009, 10:50 AM
Does Roddick have to abuse the umpires all the time?

:lol:

Well, certainly in the 1st set I thought he had a point...I mean, it looked like he was close enough to Roger's shot/serve (can't remember which) that he could get a racquet on it (and Molina refused a re-play of the point).

RGK
01-29-2009, 10:50 AM
H2H = 12-6 Nadal.
and on HC?

MatchFederer
01-29-2009, 10:50 AM
I am nervous about the Fedal match, I really want Federer to win this one. I have so much respect to Nadals game, I think Federer is going to have to play much better than today. I still dont know what Federer can do about his backhand, he clearly cant slice it to Nadals forehand which is something he does so good against any other player and playing topspin backhands to Nadals forehand is also a lost battle. He will have to play very aggresive, take advantage of his serve, big forehands and then to the net. Just short aggresive points where Nadal doesnt get oppurtunities to play on Federers backhand.

I hope for a score like 7-6 4-6 7-5 6-3 to Federer

I think Nadal will get tired at some point in this match, ofcourse depending on how much energy he will waste on Verdasco.

Federer needs to be braver with changing the direction of crosscourt rallies DTL with the backhand.

Jaz
01-29-2009, 10:51 AM
I am nervous about the Fedal match, I really want Federer to win this one. I have so much respect to Nadals game, I think Federer is going to have to play much better than today. I still dont know what Federer can do about his backhand, he clearly cant slice it to Nadals forehand which is something he does so good against any other player and playing topspin backhands to Nadals forehand is also a lost battle. He will have to play very aggresive, take advantage of his serve, big forehands and then to the net. Just short aggresive points where Nadal doesnt get oppurtunities to play on Federers backhand.

I hope for a score like 7-6 4-6 7-5 6-3 to Federer

I think Nadal will get tired at some point in this match, ofcourse depending on how much energy he will waste on Verdasco.

Same here, Federer should just play aggressively and hope it pays off. It would be a real sad time for Tennis if Nadal wins on a HardCourt. I have nothing against Nadal, but his boring style winning on hard court would be devestating to younger players who believe power is better than style.

Montego
01-29-2009, 10:52 AM
:lol:

Well, certainly in the 1st set I thought he had a point...I mean, it looked like he was close enough to Roger's shot/serve (can't remember which) that he could get a racquet on it (and Molina refused a re-play of the point).


Yes, that point was stolen from Roddick. He was some half meter next to the ball, yet the point wasn't replayed. But nevermind, he was in ultradefensive position then and would lose this point even if there was no challenge.

Bilbo
01-29-2009, 10:54 AM
Well, certainly in the 1st set I thought he had a point...I mean, it looked like he was close enough to Roger's shot/serve (can't remember which) that he could get a racquet on it (and Molina refused a re-play of the point).

disagreed

he had no chance at all to return the ball so it didn't went out

Nidhogg
01-29-2009, 11:01 AM
Duck is the GOAT when it comes to sweating like a pig. No wonder he took the heat better than Djoke.

Bilbo
01-29-2009, 11:03 AM
Duck is the GOAT when it comes to sweating like a pig. No wonder he took the heat better than Djoke.

different temperatures in serbia and texas

Sebby
01-29-2009, 11:04 AM
and on HC?

Nadal beat him in Dubai. If not for an umpire error in the third set tie break Nadal should have won in Miami too. As you may know he even beat Federer on grass. No matter the surface, Nadalator is in Federer's head and the spaniard top spin is his worst nightmare.

Bilbo
01-29-2009, 11:05 AM
Nadal beat him in Dubai. If not for an umpire error in the third set tie break Nadal should have won in Miami too. As you may know he even beat Federer on grass. No matter the surface, Nadalator is in Federer's head and the spaniard top spin is his worst nightmare.

don't compare best-of-3 with best-of-5. won't work.

Corey Feldman
01-29-2009, 11:06 AM
:lol:

A-Rod knows who his daddy is

Ace Count dedicated to Tangerine Dream:
Roddick 8
Federer 16

TOO BIG, PIECE OF CAKE

Bilbo
01-29-2009, 11:08 AM
:lol:

A-Rod knows who his daddy is

Ace Count dedicated to Tangerine Dream:
Roddick 8
Federer 16

TOO BIG, PIECE OF CAKE

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

A_Skywalker
01-29-2009, 11:08 AM
Why do you think he will get tired, he played only 3 sets matches and some of them finished for 1:30-2:00. He surely can play 4 sets agains Verdasco and 5 sets against Fed.
I am nervous about the Fedal match, I really want Federer to win this one. I have so much respect to Nadals game, I think Federer is going to have to play much better than today. I still dont know what Federer can do about his backhand, he clearly cant slice it to Nadals forehand which is something he does so good against any other player and playing topspin backhands to Nadals forehand is also a lost battle. He will have to play very aggresive, take advantage of his serve, big forehands and then to the net. Just short aggresive points where Nadal doesnt get oppurtunities to play on Federers backhand.

I hope for a score like 7-6 4-6 7-5 6-3 to Federer

I think Nadal will get tired at some point in this match, ofcourse depending on how much energy he will waste on Verdasco.

Sebby
01-29-2009, 11:08 AM
don't compare best-of-3 with best-of-5. won't work.

It was back in 2005 and the final was still best of 5.

Miami final I mean.

Anyway Nadal is even more performant in best of 5 matches.

Corey Feldman
01-29-2009, 11:08 AM
:lol::lol:

Bilbo
01-29-2009, 11:10 AM
:lol::lol:

she expected a roddick-verdasco final :haha:

Peta Pan
01-29-2009, 11:11 AM
:lol:

Well, certainly in the 1st set I thought he had a point...I mean, it looked like he was close enough to Roger's shot/serve (can't remember which) that he could get a racquet on it (and Molina refused a re-play of the point).Yes, that point was stolen from Roddick. He was some half meter next to the ball, yet the point wasn't replayed. But nevermind, he was in ultradefensive position then and would lose this point even if there was no challenge.

He stood there and watched that ball as it landed because he thought it was out. It was called out and then the challenge from Roger proved it was in.... why should Roddick claim he had a play on it when he never had any intention of trying to hit it in the first place?

crude oil
01-29-2009, 11:12 AM
Duck is the GOAT when it comes to sweating like a pig. No wonder he took the heat better than Djoke.

you missed on nalby and rafter. those two guys would sweat in alaska

Horatio Caine
01-29-2009, 11:13 AM
disagreed

he had no chance at all to return the ball so it didn't went out

I felt that he could have got a racquet on the ball...sure, the chances are that he wouldn't have been able to force Federer into another shot, but I don't believe it was impossible for him to float a high ball.

I thought that a player was deemed not to have a "play" on the ball if they couldn't touch it? :scratch:

Bilbo
01-29-2009, 11:15 AM
I felt that he could have got a racquet on the ball...sure, the chances are that he wouldn't have been able to force Federer into another shot, but I don't believe it was impossible for him to float a high ball.

I thought that a player was deemed not to have a "play" on the ball if they couldn't touch it? :scratch:

3 possibilities if he got to the ball:

1. the ball would have gone out next to federer who stood at the net
2. he would have dumped the ball into the net with his cross court backhand
3. federer would have put the ball away at the net

Horatio Caine
01-29-2009, 11:17 AM
He stood there and watched that ball as it landed because he thought it was out. It was called out and then the challenge from Roger proved it was in.... why should Roddick claim he had a play on it when he never had any intention of trying to hit it in the first place?

Maybe my memory fails me (wouldn't be the first time), but I thought he made a "positive" move towards the ball? However, if the situation is as you say it was, I respectfully agree with your conclusion.

Horatio Caine
01-29-2009, 11:18 AM
3 possibilities if he got to the ball:

1. the ball would have gone out next to federer who stood at the net
2. he would have dumped the ball into the net with his cross court backhand
3. federer would have put the ball away at the net

So what are you saying, relative to my question on what is deemed to be a "play" on the ball?

Peta Pan
01-29-2009, 11:20 AM
Maybe my memory fails me (wouldn't be the first time), but I thought he made a "positive" move towards the ball? However, if the situation is as you say it was, I respectfully agree with your conclusion.
He was moving towards the ball but the racquet was still down beside him and he was just looking at the ball hit the court. The ball wasn't called out until WELL after that so he had every opportunity to hit at the ball before the original out call was made.

Shabazza
01-29-2009, 11:20 AM
He was moving towards the ball but the racquet was still down beside him and he was just looking at the ball hit the court. The ball wasn't called out until WELL after that so he had every opportunity to hit at the ball before the original out call was made.

Spot on. Case closed.

Bilbo
01-29-2009, 11:21 AM
So what are you saying, relative to my question on what is deemed to be a "play" on the ball?

i know what you mean but his chance to win the point was slim to none let alone get a break

Bernard Black
01-29-2009, 11:22 AM
Amazing contrast in styles there.

The serve, forehand and movement all seem to take a lot of energy out of Roddick, yet come so effortlessly to Federer. He's definitely a strong favourite for the title whoever he faces in the final.

Bad luck, Roddick, but semis is a very good effort for him.

Horatio Caine
01-29-2009, 11:22 AM
Okay, thanks Peta and Bilbo :)

sphiie
01-29-2009, 11:27 AM
it's sure: Fed is going to take the title. No doubt.

yavore
01-29-2009, 11:30 AM
The Duck 2.0 :lol::lol: Same old crap. Brainless and gutless play from a pathetic looser, just as always.

Voo de Mar
01-29-2009, 11:35 AM
:lol:

A-Rod knows who his daddy is

Ace Count dedicated to Tangerine Dream:
Roddick 8
Federer 16


Normal thing when they play against each other. I'm not sure now but in their 18 meetings, Roddick outaced Federer only 3 or 4 times. Their matches from the service point of view look like a humiliation of Roddick who serves 220 km/h and the ball back on his side with Federer's backhand slices whilst Federer serves aces in all directions only 170-190 km/h. It's a great example that variation and accuracy is more beneficial than Roddick's mindless impetus :o

mickymouse
01-29-2009, 11:44 AM
Q. First time Roger ever out‑aced you in a tournament.

ANDY RODDICK: In a tournament?

Why do I get the feeling that it's not the first time Roger outaced Andy?

Shabazza
01-29-2009, 11:58 AM
Q. First time Roger ever out‑aced you in a tournament.

ANDY RODDICK: In a tournament?

Why do I get the feeling that it's not the first time Roger outaced Andy?

Roger out-aced Roddick in almost all of their matches. The journalist knows nothing. Why am I not surprised...:rolleyes:

Golfnduck
01-29-2009, 12:02 PM
These matches are always exciting and frustrating for me as a Roddick fan. Roger always plays beautifully and has deserved every win. I'm pleased with Roddick making the semis, I thought he would only make the fourth round or quarters. Hopefully this will be a building block for the rest of the year. I hope Roger goes on to win the final.

ToniTennis
01-29-2009, 12:03 PM
Hmmm...what?

H2H = 12-6 Nadal.

:lol: May I introduce you to Sebby, one of the Fed fans with the most acute sense of irony?

Voo de Mar
01-29-2009, 12:06 PM
Ok, I've checked it out to cut the speculations. Roddick outaced Federer just 3 times in 18 matches (Basel '02; Cincinnati '05 & Miami '08).

tnosugar
01-29-2009, 12:15 PM
If he can't beat Roger, he can at least make himself feel better by beating on the umpires. :rolleyes:

and the journalist at the interview :P, looks like it was a rookie...

Q. When it was 5‑2 in the first set, the umpire or chair engaged you when you carried on, and he said neither you nor him were going to win here. That didn't affect you at all?

ANDY RODDICK: What?

Q. When it was 5‑2 in the first set.

ANDY RODDICK: I was already down two breaks in that set.

Q. I get that.

ANDY RODDICK: Then get it.

Q. It was an unusual stage for the chair to engage you and carry on a dialogue after two breakpoints went against you.

ANDY RODDICK: Yeah, what do you want from me? The guy made a judgment call. I didn't agree with the judgment call. I made it known. I asked pointed questions that when he answered them they completely contradicted what he said before. What do you want me to say?

Q. Well, I guess you didn't beat yourself here, you were beaten by a better player.

ANDY RODDICK: Have you been here for the entire press conference?

Q. Yes.

ANDY RODDICK: I feel like I've gotten that point across.

Q. You handled that quite well. I'm impressed.

ANDY RODDICK: Thank you. You make a lot of statements and don't ask any questions.

scarecrows
01-29-2009, 12:18 PM
good to see Fed's favourite turkey is back

Diprosalic
01-29-2009, 12:19 PM
is there a press conference video from andy?



btw: my thread was earlier but who cares ;)

Sebby
01-29-2009, 12:31 PM
Good match from Fed and congrats to Roddick for a nice tournament.

(now you have at least one post)

L James
01-29-2009, 12:36 PM
Roger looks real good out there.

Montego
01-29-2009, 12:46 PM
Normal thing when they play against each other. I'm not sure now but in their 18 meetings, Roddick outaced Federer only 3 or 4 times. Their matches from the service point of view look like a humiliation of Roddick who serves 220 km/h and the ball back on his side with Federer's backhand slices whilst Federer serves aces in all directions only 170-190 km/h. It's a great example that variation and accuracy is more beneficial than Roddick's mindless impetus :o

http://pl.youtube.com/watch?v=RxzFlrFfUrg

aeronatasha
01-29-2009, 12:50 PM
Great stuff from Fed, really happy to see him full of confidence again. Best of luck in the finals. :)

Ranger
01-29-2009, 12:57 PM
Roger was so solid and great again. But some of his shots are so lucky. So many misshits and the balls were still in.

Roddick was okay, not more. His movement and serve could be much better than it was today. Still great AusOpen for him.

aussie_fan
01-29-2009, 01:02 PM
Sam result again for Federer, Roddick picked up his play as the match got along but some of the tactics early on were down right the usual silliness from him. Was able to start ripping the ball a bit more often. All it takes is a few good shots in one of Roddick's service games and the set's over.

Auscon
01-29-2009, 01:11 PM
Much better third set from Roddick, his tactics were well off in the first but he certainly picked up the effort - hope it bodes well for the rest of his year

No matter which lefty spaniard gets through, really hoping Roger can take this one out

miura
01-29-2009, 01:14 PM
Safe win. Superior form. Now I'm confident for the final either it's Rafa or Fernando!

ReturnWinner
01-29-2009, 01:19 PM
Fedmug in straight as expected but Roddick did a job in the last two sets,nothing like two years ago.

yavore
01-29-2009, 01:22 PM
Safe win. Superior form. Now I'm confident for the final either it's Rafa or Fernando!

Are you really that confident?;)

Art&Soul
01-29-2009, 01:25 PM
Are you really that confident?;)
And are you nervous that Nadull being out in SF? ;)

Fumus
01-29-2009, 01:27 PM
Too good from Fed.

Nice effort Andy, great end to a great week.

Fedexex
01-29-2009, 01:30 PM
Roger:bowdown::worship: welldone:D

Andy:hug:

yavore
01-29-2009, 01:38 PM
And are you nervous that Nadull being out in SF? ;)

Never nervous really. And you know why? Because even if he fails in the semis, he'll still be 12-6 H2H ;)

Art&Soul
01-29-2009, 01:45 PM
Never nervous really. And you know why? Because even if he fails in the semis, he'll still be 12-6 H2H ;)
Good for you but then that would be 14 vs 5: ~3 :)

NinaNina19
01-29-2009, 01:53 PM
Roddick was never going to win. He got unbelievably lucky to make the SF. Bigger fluke SF than Schuettler.

Diprosalic
01-29-2009, 01:56 PM
He got unbelievably lucky to make the SF.

UNBELIEVABLY

yavore
01-29-2009, 01:57 PM
Good for you but then that would be 14 vs 5: ~3 :)

C'mon be honest, you'll never get over it will you. That loosing H2H ratio (and Murray's one) separates the good ones from the really great ones...

knight_ley
01-29-2009, 01:59 PM
Roddick was never going to win. He got unbelievably lucky to make the SF. Bigger fluke SF than Schuettler.

Not gonna lie, this made me LOL irl.
Really?
A bigger fluke than Rainer?
:lol:

NinaNina19
01-29-2009, 02:07 PM
Not gonna lie, this made me LOL irl.
Really?
A bigger fluke than Rainer?
:lol:

The only top 50 player Roddick really beat was Robredo.

MalwareDie
01-29-2009, 02:20 PM
The only top 50 player Roddick really beat was Robredo.

He would have flattened Mugdull. They were rivals in the case of their easy draws. With Roddick vs moonballing Mugdull, Roddick would have won in straight sets.

ORGASMATRON
01-29-2009, 02:23 PM
:worship::worship::worship:

A_Skywalker
01-29-2009, 02:26 PM
good to see Fed's favourite turkey is back

Will you be happy to see Rafa's best turkey back ?

sawan66278
01-29-2009, 02:32 PM
I'm supposed to be impressed by Roger's equivalent of Ivan Lendl vs. Brad Gilbert?

This match really provides NO indication of how well Federer is playing. Let's see: I've beaten a player every which way in going 15-2...he has nothing to hurt me except a nice serve...and, rather than best of three, its three out of five...oooh...so scary:rolleyes:

A player plays who's in front of him. But let's be honest: Roger's draw has been laced with pigeons...and mental cases. Anyone who could challenge him was on the other side of the draw...or wimping out because of "heat exhaustion"...

Can he win on Sunday? Of course. But, just so we're spared another self-congratulatory press conference, pray for either Spaniard.

GlennMirnyi
01-29-2009, 02:34 PM
Roddick was crap, too manu UE in important moments. There will be another boring final, Verdasco please save us from this.

Exactly.

with the difference that Nadal/Simon was a better match

:retard:

Apologies if we don't all enjoy Swiss hair and forehand flicking :rolleyes: :o

Only morons like moonballing.

5-3 is not "own" and even I'm a Federer fan.

The problem with Nadal is his heavy ground strokes, and frankly Federer could struggle in the rallies.

Heavy groundstrokes?

It's called MOONBALLING mate.

has nothing to do with heavy groundstrokes. more than nadal being the best baseliner in the world.

Dolt.

What's moonballing? :unsure:

Watch Nadull play.

I am nervous about the Fedal match, I really want Federer to win this one. I have so much respect to Nadals game, I think Federer is going to have to play much better than today. I still dont know what Federer can do about his backhand, he clearly cant slice it to Nadals forehand which is something he does so good against any other player and playing topspin backhands to Nadals forehand is also a lost battle. He will have to play very aggresive, take advantage of his serve, big forehands and then to the net. Just short aggresive points where Nadal doesnt get oppurtunities to play on Federers backhand.

I hope for a score like 7-6 4-6 7-5 6-3 to Federer

I think Nadal will get tired at some point in this match, ofcourse depending on how much energy he will waste on Verdasco.

You must be on some heavy stuff, my friend.

scarecrows
01-29-2009, 02:45 PM
Will you be happy to see Rafa's best turkey back ?

who is he?

Chair Umpire
01-29-2009, 02:48 PM
one dimensional player, moonballer, mugdull...




It's me or some nadal-haters/fedtards starts to sound like a Goebblerian sect??

http://reveladoyrebelado.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/pink-floyd-another-brick-in-the-wall0-03-35328.jpg

JolánGagó
01-29-2009, 02:55 PM
one dimensional player, moonballer, mugdull...

It's me or some nadal-haters/fedtards starts to sound like a Goebblerian sect??

http://reveladoyrebelado.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/pink-floyd-another-brick-in-the-wall0-03-35328.jpg

Just the usual trolling litany, I can't tell it from background noise anymore.

MalwareDie
01-29-2009, 02:57 PM
A player plays who's in front of him. But let's be honest: Roger's draw has been laced with pigeons...and mental cases. Anyone who could challenge him was on the other side of the draw...or wimping out because of "heat exhaustion"...



Federer's draw was much more challenging than Mugdull's. Berdych would have taken out Mugdull in fact. Possibly Roddick even. Nadal just fluked his way to the semis as usual. Facing weak opponents, old and tired men.

~*BGT*~
01-29-2009, 03:21 PM
Roger Roger Roger -- there you go again crushing all the hopes and dreams of everything DuckTard across the world. :rolleyes: Good job. :yeah:

Ivanatis
01-29-2009, 03:27 PM
:yeah: take the title

Manila ESQ
01-29-2009, 03:34 PM
Federer's draw was much more challenging than Mugdull's. Berdych would have taken out Mugdull in fact. Possibly Roddick even. Nadal just fluked his way to the semis as usual. Facing weak opponents, old and tired men.

Well, Federer was lucky to have Roddick in his semis draw. He would surely lose to Murray (if Murray were in Fed's draw).

A_Skywalker
01-29-2009, 03:37 PM
who is he?

Someone with 13 slams, after AO too.

Dini
01-29-2009, 03:39 PM
Well, Federer was lucky to have Roddick in his semis draw. He would surely lose to Murray (if Murray were in Fed's draw).

Who Murray who lost in the 4th round? :lol: :lol: too funny.

MalwareDie
01-29-2009, 03:44 PM
Well, Federer was lucky to have Roddick in his semis draw. He would surely lose to Murray (if Murray were in Fed's draw).

Murray had absolutely no chance because he caught the flu right before his match against Melzer.

Crazy Girl
01-29-2009, 03:54 PM
Well done my beloved!!!;);)
Now, there is the last step!! The most important!!
Don't let that beautiful Cup in stranger hands at tennis-game!!
That Cup is yours!! Nobody better than you deserve "Her"!!
Go and take it!!
Bring Australian Open in Basel!!
Ciao, your Crazy Girl forever!!!!:wavey::wavey::wavey:

Bilbo
01-29-2009, 03:56 PM
Ciao, your Crazy Girl forever!!!!

:confused::sad:

scarecrows
01-29-2009, 04:00 PM
Someone with 13 slams, after AO too.

you cant call him a turkey since he has deprived Rafa from winning 2 slams, 2TMCs and 1AMS and with a negative record only in 1 certain surface and with a H2H difference of less than 10 (according to MTF's terminology)

JolánGagó
01-29-2009, 04:06 PM
Not a turkey, just an oversized pigeon so far.

MacTheKnife
01-29-2009, 04:11 PM
Even though he lost in straights, I like what I saw from Roddick, especially in those last two sets. Aggresive returns, backhand down the line approaches, his movement was awesome, and epic serving to save bps.

Some more time with Stefanki and Andy'll be fine for 2009.

Roger, meanwhile, looked stellar.

Well said !! Roddick actually played great after he settled in. A couple of points away from the 2nd and 3rd set. He is playing so much better it's ridiculous. Fed is just to good and I hope A-Rod comes away from this match feeling good. I mean after all, exactly how many guys have beaten Fed in the last 5 slams, oh yea, two..

ChinoRios4Ever
01-29-2009, 04:13 PM
Roddick played fine, but Fed when is on is impossible

Yves.
01-29-2009, 04:15 PM
Federer for the title!

Jimnik
01-29-2009, 04:49 PM
Too good from Federer. Match-up from hell for Andy.

tangerine_dream
01-29-2009, 05:00 PM
Bummer. No Hot Sauce vs Duck Sauce dream final. :hysteric:

Andy chokes so badly against Roger it literally seizes up his body as soon as he walks out there. He panics and he brain farts and Roger knows all of this so he can just relax and skip through the tulips, waiting for Andy's inevitable implosion late in the set. If Andy had played the first few sets as well as he did in the third when he finally relaxed a bit and started playing better then maybe the match would have lived up to the hype, even if he still wouldn't have won.

But I'm happy with his performance throughout the week and happier still he made a slam semis when nobody even bothered to pencil him in for it. If he can stay healthy and injury-free he's going to have a much better year than he did in 2008.

Besides, Andy will get his revenge on Roger in Davis Cup, where it really matters. http://imgsrv2.tennisuniverse.com/mtf/images/icons/icon10.gif http://i39.tinypic.com/ilanok.gif

Arkulari
01-29-2009, 05:00 PM
Roddick didn't play bad, but he's no match for Roger in cruise control ;)
Only Fed can out-ace Andy in a GS SF :lol:
now, let's see whom of my fellow countrymen is he going to play :)

Certinfy
01-29-2009, 05:03 PM
Very nice by Fed.

Lol same scoreline as Nadal's match yesterday... Hmm... is Fed sending a message to Nadal =P

groundstroke
01-29-2009, 05:07 PM
Credit to Roddick for trying his best, after the first a lot of players like Murray, Djokovic, Del Potro, etc, would have given up, but Roboduck stuck on. Australian Open 2009 Semi Final - a very good start for Roddick.

freeandlonely
01-29-2009, 05:08 PM
expected,not even a rivalry
and again, someone's behavior is so classic:retard:
Roger win the title

6-12:mad: 10-8:angel: 16-2:haha:

biological
01-29-2009, 05:19 PM
:bigclap: Nice one Rogelio. You can with this title you lovely Fedex.

I like Andy and congrats to him for making the semis but why does he have to go being a prick to Enric Molina? I love that guy.

Arkulari
01-29-2009, 05:32 PM
Carlos, Enric and Mo are the best umpires IMO ;)

Knightmace
01-29-2009, 05:56 PM
Great match Fed.

One step closer to the crown. :worship:

RogerFan82
01-29-2009, 05:57 PM
Gr8 one Roger !!! :yeah: Hopefully you can play at a high level on sunday against rafa.

biological
01-29-2009, 06:00 PM
Carlos, Enric and Mo are the best umpires IMO ;)

Those are my three favourites :D If you mean Carlos Ramos and not Bernades that is.

And they're all so cute and smiley as well :D

finishingmove
01-29-2009, 06:12 PM
nevermind, andy. go for the wimbledon /uso double this year.

Dupuis2006
01-29-2009, 06:15 PM
:bounce:
I'm so happy for Roger. Just finished watching it on tivo.

tennisfan444
01-29-2009, 06:17 PM
:)

FedFan_2007
01-29-2009, 06:36 PM
Ninja!!!

Arkulari
01-29-2009, 07:02 PM
Those are my three favourites :D If you mean Carlos Ramos and not Bernades that is.

And they're all so cute and smiley as well :D

of course it's Ramos ;) :)

biological
01-29-2009, 07:06 PM
of course it's Ramos ;) :)

I thought so :D I love it when the camera cuts to him in matches :o :inlove:

LleytonMonfils
01-29-2009, 07:24 PM
So does anyone think Andy can atleast get to the semis at Wimbledon with this form?

NinaNina19
01-29-2009, 07:41 PM
So does anyone think Andy can atleast get to the semis at Wimbledon with this form?
Did you watch any of his matches? He is still pushing the ball back. He got lucky Djokovic has 0 endurance and the organizers are biased. There's no way he will beat a top 4 player at Wimbledon where the conditions are much easier on the body. He probably won't even get to the quarters if he doesn't get another piss easy draw.

sawan66278
01-29-2009, 07:51 PM
Federer's draw was much more challenging than Mugdull's. Berdych would have taken out Mugdull in fact. Possibly Roddick even. Nadal just fluked his way to the semis as usual. Facing weak opponents, old and tired men.

And Federer would have blown through Simon...and man he's defeated...um...yeah...he's NEVER beaten Simon.

LleytonMonfils
01-29-2009, 07:53 PM
Did you watch any of his matches? He is still pushing the ball back. He got lucky Djokovic has 0 endurance and the organizers are biased. There's no way he will beat a top 4 player at Wimbledon where the conditions are much easier on the body. He probably won't even get to the quarters if he doesn't get another piss easy draw.

Like I said come back when your 20.

MrChopin
01-29-2009, 08:21 PM
I'm supposed to be impressed by Roger's equivalent of Ivan Lendl vs. Brad Gilbert?

This match really provides NO indication of how well Federer is playing. Let's see: I've beaten a player every which way in going 15-2...he has nothing to hurt me except a nice serve...and, rather than best of three, its three out of five...oooh...so scary:rolleyes:

A player plays who's in front of him. But let's be honest: Roger's draw has been laced with pigeons...and mental cases. Anyone who could challenge him was on the other side of the draw...or wimping out because of "heat exhaustion"...

Can he win on Sunday? Of course. But, just so we're spared another self-congratulatory press conference, pray for either Spaniard.

Comic Book Island calling the United NYC Residents Against Djokovic: Are you really talking about the AO '09 draw? Scratch that. Are you really talking about Federer's victories being the result of opponents "wimping out?" How many matches has Nadal won in his career as a result of opponents "wimping out?"

Did you watch any of his matches? He is still pushing the ball back. He got lucky Djokovic has 0 endurance and the organizers are biased. There's no way he will beat a top 4 player at Wimbledon where the conditions are much easier on the body. He probably won't even get to the quarters if he doesn't get another piss easy draw.

Djokovic is incredibly inconsistent on grass and Murray has made one Wimbledon QF where he was roasted by Nadal, so I wouldn't bank on either of them just yet. And if Wimbledon tries to help Murray by speeding up the grass and lowering the bounce, Roddick will be among the largest beneficiaries. He was injured right before Wimbledon '08, and in '07, just barely missed the semis. So no, I do think that there is some doubt as to whether Djokovic or Murray will beat him there.

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Didn't get to see the Fed-Roddick match... so that's what this thead is about?! Still, it's nice to see Fed in another final and beating this only-recently-become tough era almost 2+ years past his prime. Here's to tying Pete's 14 on Sunday!

NinaNina19
01-29-2009, 08:30 PM
Comic Book Island calling the United NYC Residents Against Djokovic: Are you really talking about the AO '09 draw? Scratch that. Are you really talking about Federer's victories being the result of opponents "wimping out?" How many matches has Nadal won in his career as a result of opponents "wimping out?"



Djokovic is incredibly inconsistent on grass and Murray has made one Wimbledon QF where he was roasted by Nadal, so I wouldn't bank on either of them just yet. And if Wimbledon tries to help Murray by speeding up the grass and lowering the bounce, Roddick will be among the largest beneficiaries. He was injured right before Wimbledon '08, and in '07, just barely missed the semis. So no, I do think that there is some doubt as to whether Djokovic or Murray will beat him there.

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Didn't get to see the Fed-Roddick match... so that's what this thead is about?! Still, it's nice to see Fed in another final and beating this only-recently-become tough era almost 2+ years past his prime. Here's to tying Pete's 14 on Sunday!

Yeah like when Murray beat him in straight sets as a 19 year old?

sawan66278
01-29-2009, 08:45 PM
Comic Book Island calling the United NYC Residents Against Djokovic: Are you really talking about the AO '09 draw? Scratch that. Are you really talking about Federer's victories being the result of opponents "wimping out?" How many matches has Nadal won in his career as a result of opponents "wimping out?"



Djokovic is incredibly inconsistent on grass and Murray has made one Wimbledon QF where he was roasted by Nadal, so I wouldn't bank on either of them just yet. And if Wimbledon tries to help Murray by speeding up the grass and lowering the bounce, Roddick will be among the largest beneficiaries. He was injured right before Wimbledon '08, and in '07, just barely missed the semis. So no, I do think that there is some doubt as to whether Djokovic or Murray will beat him there.

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Didn't get to see the Fed-Roddick match... so that's what this thead is about?! Still, it's nice to see Fed in another final and beating this only-recently-become tough era almost 2+ years past his prime. Here's to tying Pete's 14 on Sunday!

Actually, its the Hall of Justice, cretin.;)

What does Rafa's draw have to do with the fact that Federer was able to avoid the section of the draw that had the three players whom have a winning record against him? And, on top of this, he ended in the up in the section of the draw with his incredible "rivals": money-stealing Marat, the Czech Choke, and Roadkill Roddick? Fed's combined record against them: 34-4:eek::eek:

Wildcard Ace
01-29-2009, 09:18 PM
Actually, its the Hall of Justice, cretin.;)

What does Rafa's draw have to do with the fact that Federer was able to avoid the section of the draw that had the three players whom have a winning record against him? And, on top of this, he ended in the up in the section of the draw with his incredible "rivals": money-stealing Marat, the Czech Choke, and Roadkill Roddick? Fed's combined record against them: 34-4:eek::eek:

lol

adee-gee
01-29-2009, 09:32 PM
Decent fight from Andy, he was never gonna win the match but at least he put in a good effort, JMDP can learn a lot.

Slightly worrying that Federer has started hitting his forehand well again :mad:

ORGASMATRON
01-29-2009, 09:38 PM
Roger's cross court forehand was something scary, as well as his serve. Out-acing the greatest server in the game 2:1.

Federerhingis
01-29-2009, 10:16 PM
taking "clay" out of the equation (AO isn't played on clay) it's 5-3 to Fed, so outside of clay Federer owns Nadal.

I wouldn't call it ownage, eventhough Roger should have won that silly match in Dubai, where he had was it matchpoints?

Overall yes hard courts suit Rogers game much more than Nadals style of play. Nevertheless, the matador has been doing everything to improve his game on hard courts and he's looking every bit an improved player on every surface.

~*BGT*~
01-29-2009, 10:34 PM
Yeah like when Murray beat him in straight sets as a 19 year old?

Come on Nina... even you have to admit that my Andy was half the player he is now. He lost to players he shouldn't have that year. heck, I could have beaten him. :rolleyes:

meihaditalab
01-29-2009, 11:57 PM
Roddick is just never going to have enough skill and mental game to beat Fed...

Fedex
01-30-2009, 12:02 AM
Never in doubt.

You can't teach an old Duck new tricks....

Corey Feldman
01-30-2009, 01:59 AM
http://depts.washington.edu/uboma/2003/classes/Nicole/pics/angry_daffy_duck.gif

~*BGT*~
01-30-2009, 03:10 AM
Roddick is just never going to have enough skill and mental game to beat Fed...

Yeah, most players don't

JimmyV
01-30-2009, 03:31 AM
It's easy to hate on Roddick, but even if you dislike him at least give the guy credit for always trying his hardest and doing everything he can off court to try to improve his game. It's tough to step on the court against someone who has routed you 15 times and denied you numerous big titles and still believe in yourself.

If someone like Nalbandian had Roddick's work ethic he would have multiple slams by now.

leng jai
01-30-2009, 03:55 AM
It's easy to hate on Roddick, but even if you dislike him at least give the guy credit for always trying his hardest and doing everything he can off court to try to improve his game. It's tough to step on the court against someone who has routed you 15 times and denied you numerous big titles and still believe in yourself.

If someone like Nalbandian had Roddick's work ethic he would have multiple slams by now.

Its usually the really talented players who lack the worth ethic to really take advantage of it. Things come more easily to them in the early stages of their career and its not until they get into the real meat of their career do they realise that its not going to cut it. This is why Fedmug is has been so good, hes got both attributes in spades.

littleash
01-30-2009, 05:08 AM
roger :clap2:

Corey Feldman
01-30-2009, 05:46 AM
Have some sack, Dude

yavore
01-30-2009, 07:04 AM
Well, Federer was lucky to have Roddick in his semis draw. He would surely lose to Murray (if Murray were in Fed's draw).

EXACTLY ;)

FedFan_2007
01-30-2009, 07:12 AM
EXACTLY ;)

Yeah sure. :rolleyes:

rafa_maniac
01-30-2009, 07:24 AM
I wouldn't call it ownage, eventhough Roger should have won that silly match in Dubai, where he had was it matchpoints?

He never had matchpoints, not even close. Not like the 05 Miami final where Rafa was two sets up and 2 points away from victory :mad:

HeretiC
01-30-2009, 08:57 AM
all, exactly how many guys have beaten Fed in the last 5 slams, oh yea, two..

Actually in the last 15 slams only 2 guys have beaten him.

Eden
01-31-2009, 11:04 AM
Well, Federer was lucky to have Roddick in his semis draw. He would surely lose to Murray (if Murray were in Fed's draw).

Do you really watch tennis?

I always ask myself if I read this kind of posts on GM.

You have to beat the players who are in your draw and it's useless to speculate how matches would have went which haven't taken place.

This goes for people who say that Berdych would have beaten Nadal, but also for people who say that Roger would have had no chance against Simon or Murray.

OT: Congrats to Roger for reaching the final and credit to Andy for his performance :)

It's always great to see the mutual respect between these two.

Action Jackson
01-31-2009, 11:09 AM
http://depts.washington.edu/uboma/2003/classes/Nicole/pics/angry_daffy_duck.gif

Haha.