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RG R2: Federer def. Acasuso 7-6(8) 5-7 7-6(2) 6-2

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EnriqueIG8
05-28-2009, 03:23 PM
Jose should have won the first set. Roger should have not given away the second set, and Jose again choked away the third set and was mentally broken in the fourth.

Chucho was playing out of his skin in the first 2,5 sets but choked on the important moments. Roger was just solid but very weak on the big points.



I guess this is Roger's wake up call just like the Andreev @ US Open and Berdych @ Aus Open match.


Stats:
Duration: 205 minutes (3 hours 25 minutes)
Aces: Federer - 11 Acasuso - 5
Winners: Federer - 82 Acasuso - 44
Unforced errors: Federer - 45 Acasuso - 40

Action Jackson
05-28-2009, 03:24 PM
Chucho had 3 set points in the first set, then came back from a break down to take the 2nd set.

Once again the mental frailties of Acasuso came through being up 5-1 in the 3rd set, got passive and forgot what got him to the front, once Fed got the 3rd set, then the train had left the station for Acasuso.

Federer will be better for this slight scare.

Acasuso has changed his service motion this is due to some back problems, that herbal infusion can't take care of.

federernadalfan
05-28-2009, 03:24 PM
good fight from acasuso on the first and second set. close tiebreak first set to lose. third set was up two breaks but lost it.

habibko
05-28-2009, 03:24 PM
Fed was clutch in the first set tie-break, Acasuso was playing out of his mind for the first two sets and just wouldn't miss a single shot and Fed couldn't deal with the forehand assaults on his backhand, Chucho then lead 5-1* in the third set with Fed spraying UE left and right, but then he sorted it out and stayed in the rallies and waited for the error from Acasuso who couldn't maintain that level (no this is not where the choke came) , the choking came in the tie-break when Acasuso complained to his coach that he isn't feeling the backhand anymore :o and Fed took it and that's when Acasuso lost the match and started to fall apart physically and Fed sailed through :drive:

SpartanFed!!! :rocker2: :worship: but play better from now on :smash:

rubbERR
05-28-2009, 03:25 PM
4 threads, whaaatt?

FlameOn
05-28-2009, 03:25 PM
Jose had chances to close this out on straights. :o
Pathetic.

scarecrows
05-28-2009, 03:25 PM
hopefully a wake up call for Federer, maybe it wont be as easy as he had thought making the SF

Deivid23
05-28-2009, 03:25 PM
Should have been a 3-0 routine win for Chucho :o

bizzle
05-28-2009, 03:25 PM
Big fat choke-a-roo from Jose. Nice recovery though from Fed :yeah:

marcRD
05-28-2009, 03:26 PM
Easy.

Har-Tru
05-28-2009, 03:27 PM
Achokesuso.

ShotmaKer
05-28-2009, 03:27 PM
big choke from acasuso! he had set points in both the 1st and 3rd set, with a double break lead in the later. some great points from both, but what a choke from Jose! eager to see fed's next match!

Har-Tru
05-28-2009, 03:28 PM
Acasuso had set points in the first three sets. four in the first. was 5-1 up in the third.

Burrow
05-28-2009, 03:28 PM
Disastrous.

Angle Queen
05-28-2009, 03:28 PM
Major Walkabout from Roger in the 2nd and early 3rd.

Major Choke from Jose...the rest of the way. :banghead:

From "In the Zone" to "In the Locker Room".

Too bad this one didn't go the distance. Woulda been kinda nice to see.

Vida
05-28-2009, 03:28 PM
very very good from Acasuso. and smart as well! pity he ran out of gas, he could have taken the thing.

congratz Fed.

eck
05-28-2009, 03:28 PM
Mugasuso :sobbing:

FedFan_2007
05-28-2009, 03:28 PM
:O Rog with this form you'll go down next round to Berdych...

l_mac
05-28-2009, 03:28 PM
Sartan effort from Federer :rocker2:

Expected choke from Chuho :lol:

This RG trophy has Fed's name engraved on it.

Action Jackson
05-28-2009, 03:29 PM
hopefully a wake up call for Federer, maybe it wont be as easy as he had thought making the SF

It's the best Acasuso has played in a long time, but he blew some chances. I mean up the early break in the 1st set, then at 15-15, he has Fed three metres behind the baseline and hits an easy volley wide and Fed breaks back in that game.

But this will be wake up call.

tennis2tennis
05-28-2009, 03:29 PM
I was sweating this match Jose's usually very solid in clay....

dorkino
05-28-2009, 03:29 PM
Suso , such a waste of your precious time. And now Fed. is getting more confidence and motivation out of this.

severus
05-28-2009, 03:29 PM
2down 5left

LEGENDOFTENNIS
05-28-2009, 03:29 PM
Not Federers best match, Acasuso had some very strong ground strokes I must say.

Federers serve is back though...Great mental strength to come from 0-4 down, then 1-5 then 7-6, simply amazing.

Johnny Groove
05-28-2009, 03:29 PM
No worries.

MVA has a fatty waiting for him at the hotel room.

Arkulari
05-28-2009, 03:29 PM
don't say Roger isn't a fighter after this :lol:
seriously, he wasn't playing badly but Chucho was out of this world in the first two sets and the first part of the third, then he brainfarted and Roger held in there :o
Roger always has bad matches on slams, I hope this was the bad one on RG :unsure:

FedFan_2007
05-28-2009, 03:29 PM
Suso , such a waste of your precious time. And now Fed. is getting more confidence out of this.

No confidence from this. A disaster.

asmazif
05-28-2009, 03:29 PM
so bloody predictable that when 1-5 down, Fed would equal at 5-5 and win the set.

tennisfan444
05-28-2009, 03:31 PM
Not his best but a win is a win! Go sexy!

shotgun
05-28-2009, 03:31 PM
Achokesuso.

Chokeasuso.
Acachokeso.

Or the diminutive version: Chuchoke.

I personally prefer to call him Kakasuso.

Action Jackson
05-28-2009, 03:32 PM
Tiriac was there, he probably fixed the odds on the 5-1 and told Chucho to lose that 3rd.

cmurray
05-28-2009, 03:32 PM
I thought Roger was pretty terrible in that match. Acasuso choked a straight-set victory away. It's good news for TV and the organizers. Federer out in the second round would be a disaster.

rafa_maniac
05-28-2009, 03:32 PM
:haha: Fantastic choke job Acasuso :yeah:

shotgun
05-28-2009, 03:32 PM
The final step of Federer's decline will be when he starts losing this kind of matches.

Beat
05-28-2009, 03:32 PM
hola, quite close - but i like it when roger wins tie-breaks :)

rubbERR
05-28-2009, 03:33 PM
Please guys...whining with no REAL reason, this tournament would be worse without Federer but you guys just cant overcome that hating, Acasuso choked, so what?

EnriqueIG8
05-28-2009, 03:33 PM
Next one will be winner of Mathieu/Andujar.

Action Jackson
05-28-2009, 03:33 PM
Chokeasuso.
Acachokeso.

Or the diminituve version: Chuchoke.

I personally prefer to call him Kakasuso.

Acasilly, there are many others.

brent-o
05-28-2009, 03:33 PM
Woke up and saw the scoreboard at 6-6 in the third set. Didn't even need to see the match to tell Acasuso was about to have a meltdown.

scarecrows
05-28-2009, 03:33 PM
Sartan effort from Federer :rocker2:

Expected choke from Chuho :lol:

This RG trophy has Fed's name engraved on it.

epic fail for a funny post from you :(

Merton
05-28-2009, 03:34 PM
Amusing match, Roger was outplayed but managed to take the 1st set, then Chucho got tense at the 3rd and failed to close it out from 5-1* up. Overall positive for Chucho after entering here in very bad form, as for Roger he should not face any problems until the semis.

norwegian_wood
05-28-2009, 03:34 PM
Good actual God. Some first class choking going on there. Jose went from playing sublime to actually atrocious, in a matter of points. It was like he got to a winning (ish) position and then chose to absolutely turn into a headcase.

Congrats Fed! Good fighting!

out_here_grindin
05-28-2009, 03:34 PM
:banghead::banghead:

This is frustraing to see players choke so bad against the top 4. All the damn time too.

prima donna
05-28-2009, 03:34 PM
This match had disaster written all over it, fortunately Acasuso's indiscipline saved the day.

Beat
05-28-2009, 03:34 PM
:O Rog with this form you'll go down next round to Berdych...
:lol: you really aere a true tennis fan - amazing knowledge!

Beforehand
05-28-2009, 03:34 PM
Acasuso was playing out of his skin for the first two sets - I left after that for class. Glad to see Roger figured it out.

Merton
05-28-2009, 03:35 PM
Tiriac was there, he probably fixed the odds on the 5-1 and told Chucho to lose that 3rd.

Or else...

It was an offer Chucho could not refuse.

dorkino
05-28-2009, 03:35 PM
No confidence from this. A disaster.

Disaster as it is . The outcome was Federer winning plus a wake up call for more sharpness and aggressiveness afterwards. It's more important than winning easily.

moon language
05-28-2009, 03:35 PM
Huge choke, wow.

Har-Tru
05-28-2009, 03:35 PM
Chucho had 3 set points in the first set, then came back from a break down to take the 2nd set.

Once again the mental frailties of Acasuso came through being up 5-1 in the 3rd set, got passive and forgot what got him to the front, once Fed got the 3rd set, then the train had left the station for Acasuso.

Federer will be better for this slight scare.

Acasuso has changed his service motion this is due to some back problems, that herbal infusion can't take care of.

Four.

StanisKing
05-28-2009, 03:35 PM
Well,

Acasuso played beyond his best until the 7th game of third set . Not that Fed Federer played badly or missed lots of easy shots- Chucho was just killing him . FH down the line, cleaning the lines, BH rock solid, returned quite good , most of his shots were extremely deep - but it was obvious that it could not last very long.
Yes maybe he could won that third set, but still it was not winning the match.

Somehow this match reminded me of that Berdych match in AO.

However, this was the very best I have ever seen from the Stoner .

ShotmaKer
05-28-2009, 03:35 PM
Poor play from Fed but he showed some good mental too! He said in his after match interview that he would prefer to play PHM! Really hope he steps up his game otherwise it's a matter ofn time before he :timebomb:

madmax
05-28-2009, 03:35 PM
Acasuso actually can be very DANGEROUS opponent on clay to every player, Nadal included. He has monstrous groundstrokes and when he's on, there is little you can do:unsure: Thankfully he's not the definition of consistency, therefore the result was not in doubt...2 down, 5 more to go

l_mac
05-28-2009, 03:36 PM
epic fail for a funny post from you :(

Not going for funny, always only TRUTH from now on.

Frenchie interviewer agrees with me - it's Roger's year.

HarryMan
05-28-2009, 03:36 PM
What a fighter Fed is :worship:

Beforehand
05-28-2009, 03:36 PM
In all fairness, if it's wild to expect Roger to keep playing out of his skin to beat Nadal, i.e. Monte Carlo and Hamburg last year, then it seems even more so wild to expect Acasuso to keep the insane level he kept through the first two sets plus for a whole match, too?

prafull
05-28-2009, 03:37 PM
Acasuso should have won this in straights, instead he lost it in 4. Pathetic.

tennishero
05-28-2009, 03:37 PM
expected choke from chucho. federer was lucky to win the first set too.

shotgun
05-28-2009, 03:38 PM
However, this was the very best I have ever seen from the Stoner .

I think the best I've ever seen from him was his Davis Cup debut against ToJo.

Arkulari
05-28-2009, 03:40 PM
Chucho played incredibly on the first two sets, but ran out of gas and started making a lot of UE's, still, a very good effort on his part ;) :yeah:

dorkino
05-28-2009, 03:40 PM
Not going for funny, always only TRUTH from now on.

Frenchie interviewer agrees with me - it's Roger's year.

I think it is. And surviving the wake up call adds more sharpness and anxiety to win the title

FedFan_2007
05-28-2009, 03:40 PM
Let's put it like this - no one is quaking in their sneakers at the prospect of facing Roger now.

Action Jackson
05-28-2009, 03:41 PM
Four.

I knew he wasn't winning anyway, but the point is he had more than chances to put it away in the 1st set.

Chucho is known for his chokes.

out_here_grindin
05-28-2009, 03:41 PM
Should have been 7-6(5), 7-5, 6-2.

finishingmove
05-28-2009, 03:42 PM
great stuff from chucho at times, but the default outcome is a loss for him.

FedFan_2007
05-28-2009, 03:42 PM
RST is wondering when does Fed's pact with Satan end? :devil:

habibko
05-28-2009, 03:42 PM
lol so many threads opened :lol:

Fed said in a French interview that he needed to go through and survive such a hard test in order to feel his way into the competition and he feels great right now, go Fed :rocker2:

sawan66278
05-28-2009, 03:43 PM
Complete collapse in the fourth set...but you KNEW it was going to happen. The man is a mental midget...and Federer knew it. Even if he won the fourth, Federer would have probably won in five.

What this again shows: when faced with a "clay court" player, Federer struggles. Thanks to the cupcake draw, the only "seed" left? PHM:tape::tape::tape::tape:

Also clear? This is so different from Madrid...if Federer faces Novak...Novak will take him, because he won't choke like the Argentinian.

HeretiC
05-28-2009, 03:43 PM
Lucky guy this Chucho, would have lost in straights if Federer did not choked.:rolleyes:

freeandlonely
05-28-2009, 03:44 PM
Woke up and saw the scoreboard at 6-6 in the third set. Didn't even need to see the match to tell Acasuso was about to have a meltdown.

We woke up at the same time.:eek:
All I can say is congrats Roger, did not see the choke part, only saw the dropping like flies 4th set.

FedFan_2007
05-28-2009, 03:44 PM
Should have been 7-6(5), 7-5, 6-2.

True. Acasuso simply choked it away. In that 3rd set tiebreaker he hit 2 errors in a row that if he makes those Roger is in DEEP trouble. PHM will give him trouble in R3 I think.

doublebackhand
05-28-2009, 03:44 PM
actually roger didnt play that badly except the early part of set 3.

the positive i drew from this match is when down 0-4 in the 3rd, he didnt panic and gave up. a month ago or so that would have happened. he slowly worked his way back and took the match.

more work ahead if he is to win the whole thing.

alter ego
05-28-2009, 03:44 PM
Great choke from Acasuso, he must have Satarace for an idol :o


Now go Rogi win RG and make us proud :)

Dini
05-28-2009, 03:46 PM
In the first set Roger found himself 3-6 down in the TB. Puts in 2 aces and the a FH winner to get the mini break back.

:worship:

Fumus
05-28-2009, 03:49 PM
And the excuses pour in.

sawan66278
05-28-2009, 03:50 PM
True. Acasuso simply choked it away. In that 3rd set tiebreaker he hit 2 errors in a row that if he makes those Roger is in DEEP trouble. PHM will give him trouble in R3 I think.


:tape::tape::tape::tape::tape:haha::haha::haha::ha ha::haha::haha:

andylovesaustin
05-28-2009, 03:50 PM
:drink:

:armed:

born_on_clay
05-28-2009, 03:50 PM
Disaster from Jose
He should have won and let Federer rest in peace

justsumma
05-28-2009, 03:56 PM
CHOKE

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg273/handleitsmith/RearNakedChoke.jpg

Dini
05-28-2009, 03:56 PM
And the excuses pour in.

What execuses? That Fed found his clutch 2 aces and a good FH winner to save the SP's in the first?

No it wasn't his best match, but you can't fault his fighting spirit.

LinkMage
05-28-2009, 03:57 PM
Such a shame Fedmug didn't lose.

He would have had all the time in the World to prepare to regain Wimbledon and would save himself from a humiliation at RG in the semis/final. :o

Steelq
05-28-2009, 03:58 PM
Lucky one.

Hingisova
05-28-2009, 04:00 PM
Masterful comeback performance by Fed...I certainly credit Acasuso for his ability to take a set off of Roger...but champion's usually have that experience to "right their ship" so to speak and at 1-5 in the 3rd set when Roger's boat was "sinking"...he called on all his reserves and after a dominant tie-breaker you knew he was back on track ....Congrats for a job well done!:worship:

Hingisova:wavey:

Fumus
05-28-2009, 04:02 PM
What execuses? That Fed found his clutch 2 aces and a good FH winner to save the SP's in the first?

No it wasn't his best match, but you can't fault his fighting spirit.

hm? What was clutch? Chucho's choking?

tennis2tennis
05-28-2009, 04:03 PM
Acasuso blows hot and cold but he’s ultimately a clay court specialist every title he’s won in his career has been on this surface, so it’s a bit like getting Ljubicic in the second round of the Oz when I saw the draw I remember thinking, ‘that’s a tough match’….the positive for Federer is he passed the endurance test today …

habibko
05-28-2009, 04:03 PM
actually roger didnt play that badly except the early part of set 3.

the positive i drew from this match is when down 0-4 in the 3rd, he didnt panic and gave up. a month ago or so that would have happened. he slowly worked his way back and took the match.

more work ahead if he is to win the whole thing.

exactly :yeah: there are only positives for Fed to draw out from this match, that play in the beginning of the third set is simply unacceptable, but it didn't hurt him badly since it only lasted for 5 games.

lol @ your avatar :lol:

Dini
05-28-2009, 04:07 PM
hm? What was clutch? Chucho's choking?

No, the two aces that Fed served in the first TB. :rolleyes:

Fumus
05-28-2009, 04:11 PM
No, the two aces that Fed served in the first TB. :rolleyes:

He's truly the goat isn't he. I'll make sure to quote your posts after he loses, all this clutch stuff will be funny later on.

born_on_clay
05-28-2009, 04:13 PM
What a pathetic performance from "The Swiss Star" :lol:

Or Levy
05-28-2009, 04:15 PM
OMG, I had to leave for a tennis lesson in another city when Roger was 4:0 down. I got internet connection on my cell just today, and put it to good use once I arrived to the tennis lesson (I got there early, I wanted to get out of the house so I wouldn't see him lose), so there I was, me and the eurosport scoreboard on my cell... watching as Roger clawed his back into the match. He took the third set just as my tennis lesson started, and I don't think I've ever played better in practice. My coach talked about me being 3 levels up from last week's lesson, and wonderdered where that forehand came from, LOL. I was so pumped!

Dini
05-28-2009, 04:16 PM
He's truly the goat isn't he. I'll make sure to quote your posts after he loses, all this clutch stuff will be funny later on.

Look I'm not even expecting Fed to win this tournament, or even get past the semis. So don't make your assumptions about what I believe or won't believe will happen. I have stated in the past that I don't think he'll win, but as long as he gives it a good performance I'll be happy. So if you are going to bump my posts in this thread do make sure to look in my post history as well. Oh no but you won't do that, as you only select the few things that will suit your argument.

It really is that tough for you to give credit where credit is due. Sure Acasuso did choke, but Fed played much better when he was 2-5 down, and started hitting a lot more winners. If you wan't to refuse that, then fair enough.

castle007
05-28-2009, 04:17 PM
I lost count of the number of smashes that Federer hit :lol:

Amazing effort by Acasuso!! But in the end, Federer came through in four sets (three tough ones). Clutch play from roger in the first set tie break and great serving. I thought he played well, with the exception of the end of the second till midway through the third. Great comeback from 1-5 just like Murray! Hopefully this match will be the tough test till the SF, but I have a feeling that federer will get more tough tests, and I think that he needs them to gain confidence and sort out his game in order to win the title!

Laba
05-28-2009, 04:18 PM
Chokeasuso. :help:

Beat
05-28-2009, 04:21 PM
Should have been 7-6(5), 7-5, 6-2.

"should have been"-posts are the silliest of them all.

Fumus
05-28-2009, 04:24 PM
Look I'm not even expecting Fed to win this tournament, or even get past the semis. So don't make your assumptions about what I believe or won't believe will happen. I have stated in the past that I don't think he'll win, but as long as he gives it a good performance I'll be happy. So if you are going to bump my posts in this thread do make sure to look in my post history as well. Oh no but you won't do that, as you only select the few things that will suit your argument.

It really is that tough for you to give credit where credit is due. Sure Acasuso did choke, but Fed played much better when he was 2-5 down, and started hitting a lot more winners. If you wan't to refuse that, then fair enough.

No, I was just being a dork. Yea, I'm not gonna bump anything. Pretty sure it wasn't possible for Fed to lose the match today. It's just every time I wanna get back aboard the bandwaggon he make me worried and I jump back off again. So I'm off. Madrid hype and R1 performance, I was thinking...MAYBE...but it pisses me off to see posters saying things like "masterful performance" "clutch"...because it wasn't...masterful and clutch would have been 3, 3, and 3. ;)

tennis2tennis
05-28-2009, 04:25 PM
What a pathetic performance from "The Swiss Star" :lol:

what's with the (")?

Ciarán.
05-28-2009, 04:25 PM
:(

finishingmove
05-28-2009, 04:25 PM
should've been chucho roasting nadal in the final.

Chiseller
05-28-2009, 04:27 PM
No, I was just being a dork. Yea, I'm not gonna bump anything. Pretty sure it wasn't possible for Fed to lose the match today. It's just every time I wanna get back aboard the bandwaggon he make me worried and I jump back off again. So I'm off. Madrid hype and R1 performance, I was thinking...MAYBE...but it pisses me off to see posters saying things like "masterful performance" "clutch"...because it wasn't...masterful and clutch would have been 3, 3, and 3. ;)

Wow, you got some issues there mate.
Anyway, Federer didn't play too badly just a bit too short most of the times, which he afaik mentioned in the interview afterwards.

Fumus
05-28-2009, 04:28 PM
should've been chucho roasting nadal in the final.

Are you sure the technically most complete baseliner wouldn't have been him first?

Dini
05-28-2009, 04:28 PM
No, I was just being a dork. Yea, I'm not gonna bump anything. Pretty sure it wasn't possible for Fed to lose the match today. It's just every time I wanna get back aboard the bandwaggon he make me worried and I jump back off again. So I'm off. Madrid hype and R1 performance, I was thinking...MAYBE...but it pisses me off to see posters saying things like "masterful performance" "clutch"...because it wasn't...masterful and clutch would have been 3, 3, and 3. ;)

I didn't say his performance was clutch, I said the aces in the tiebreak were clutch. There is a massive difference between the two statements. His perfomance was sub par no doubt about it, but where the game was sucking his mentality wasn't. So many matches this year I've seen both aspects sucking so it was nice to see something working at least.

finishingmove
05-28-2009, 04:34 PM
Are you sure the technically most complete baseliner wouldn't have been him first?

chucho > tsonga > djokovic > nadal.

HeretiC
05-28-2009, 04:38 PM
Indeed, the greatest players are just jerking around until their opponents reach set points or match points and they start to play for real after that. It is all part of the plan. Choking has nothing with it, never.:rolleyes:

Fumus
05-28-2009, 04:39 PM
chucho > tsonga > djokovic > nadal.

chucho > tsonga > djokovic > nadal > King Oscar.

SheepleBuster
05-28-2009, 04:40 PM
Jose should have won the first set. Roger should have not given away the second set, and Jose again choked away the third set and was mentally broken in the fourth.

Chucho was playing out of his skin in the first 2,5 sets but choked on the important moments. Roger was just solid but very weak on the big points.



I guess this is Roger's wake up call just like the Andreev @ US Open and Berdych @ Aus Open match.


Stats:
Duration: 205 minutes (3 hours 25 minutes)
Aces: Federer - 11 Acasuso - 5
Winners: Federer - 82 Acasuso - 44
Unforced errors: Federer - 45 Acasuso - 40

Fed needs to take these chokers seriously man. What's up with the attitude. I wonder if his back is hurting. Good to see Roger win a tight match but just shows that Nadal can't be stopped by Roger. Novak has been more impressive so far on this side.

l_mac
05-28-2009, 04:40 PM
chucho > tsonga > djokovic > nadal.

chucho > tsonga > djoko > roddick > nadal :rolleyes:

finishingmove
05-28-2009, 04:40 PM
chucho > tsonga > djokovic > nadal > King Oscar.

chucho > tsonga > djokovic > nadal > the king > ivo minar

finishingmove
05-28-2009, 04:42 PM
chucho > tsonga > djoko > roddick > nadal :rolleyes:

roddick goes before tsonga, because they both own djokovic, but roddick even owns him in slams.

Voo de Mar
05-28-2009, 04:43 PM
Chucho :sad:

Fumus
05-28-2009, 04:45 PM
chucho > tsonga > djokovic > nadal > the king > ivo minar

chucho > tsonga > djokovic > nadal > the king > ivo minar > Christophe Rochus > WTA Tour

HeretiC
05-28-2009, 04:49 PM
Not going for funny, always only TRUTH from now on.


It would have been great if you could have seen it.

Look I'm not even expecting Fed to win this tournament, or even get past the semis. So don't make your assumptions about what I believe or won't believe will happen. I have stated in the past that I don't think he'll win, but as long as he gives it a good performance I'll be happy. So if you are going to bump my posts in this thread do make sure to look in my post history as well. Oh no but you won't do that, as you only select the few things that will suit your argument.

It really is that tough for you to give credit where credit is due. Sure Acasuso did choke, but Fed played much better when he was 2-5 down, and started hitting a lot more winners. If you wan't to refuse that, then fair enough.

Don't you think that allowing your opponent to play better all of a sudden might be part of the choking?

habibko
05-28-2009, 04:49 PM
chucho > tsonga > djokovic > nadal > the king > ivo minar > Christophe Rochus > WTA Tour

well Fed won today so...

Federer > chucho > tsonga > djokovic > nadal > the king > ivo minar > Christophe Rochus > WTA Tour

:rocker2:

finishingmove
05-28-2009, 04:50 PM
chucho > tsonga > djokovic > nadal > the king > ivo minar > Christophe Rochus > WTA Tour

chucho > tsonga > djokovic > nadal > the king > ivo minar > Christophe Rochus > WTA Tour > marko djokovic ... ?

l_mac
05-28-2009, 04:51 PM
chucho > tsonga > djokovic > nadal > the king > ivo minar > Christophe Rochus > WTA Tour > marko djokovic ... ?

chucho > roddick > tsonga > djokovic > nadal > the king > ivo minar > Christophe Rochus > WTA Tour > marko djokovic > boggo

rocketassist
05-28-2009, 04:51 PM
Strong clay era indeed.

finishingmove
05-28-2009, 04:52 PM
i think u just ended our game, linda...

hard to think of anyone to put after boggo...

Fumus
05-28-2009, 04:53 PM
chucho > roddick > tsonga > djokovic > nadal > the king > ivo minar > Christophe Rochus > WTA Tour > marko djokovic > boggo

I would say logically that has to be true.

l_mac
05-28-2009, 04:53 PM
i think u just ended our game, linda...

hard to think of anyone to put after boggo...

Maybe Clydey.

Dini
05-28-2009, 05:06 PM
No one is better than Boggo! :mad: :fiery:

He's the pride of Slough...leave the guy alone. :sobbing:

Clydey
05-28-2009, 05:19 PM
don't say Roger isn't a fighter after this


I don't see how this match was any different to Murray-Starace. You can't call one a choke job and then hail the other as some sort of Spartan effort.

nsidhan
05-28-2009, 05:23 PM
chucho > roddick > tsonga > djokovic > nadal > the king > ivo minar > Christophe Rochus > WTA Tour > marko djokovic > boggo > Guillermo Coria

Clydey
05-28-2009, 05:26 PM
Maybe Clydey.

You might as well put me after some bloke in a wheelchair. I suck at tennis.

Apart from my massive forehand.

Dini
05-28-2009, 05:32 PM
I don't see how this match was any different to Murray-Starace. You can't call one a choke job and then hail the other as some sort of Spartan effort.

The difference was that Fed had to do mountain climbing in two of those sets, not just one. Muzza didn't have to save 4 set points in the first did he?

But I agree Murray did fight really well. Gotta hand it to them, they're born winners. :shrug:

Clydey
05-28-2009, 05:45 PM
The difference was that Fed had to do mountain climbing in two of those sets, not just one. Muzza didn't have to save 4 set points in the first did he?

But I agree Murray did fight really well. Gotta hand it to them, they're born winners. :shrug:

I'm talking about the comeback from 1-5 down. One can't be hailed as a warrior-like effort and the other shrugged off as a choke job. People can't have it both ways.

modern tennis
05-28-2009, 05:48 PM
expected bendover by these mugs to their god federer, seems like only nadal, djokovic and murray dont worship this smug federer. frauderer should have lost in straight sets. no one has balls to stand up to this fraud in the early rounds and beat him.

modern tennis
05-28-2009, 05:51 PM
chucho > roddick > tsonga > djokovic > nadal > the king > ivo minar > Christophe Rochus > WTA Tour > marko djokovic > boggo > Guillermo Coria

u fail.
serena williams would beat this clay court mug frauderer.

finishingmove
05-28-2009, 05:51 PM
clydey, you're absolutely right, both were mug chokes.

and @ modern_tennis: chucho's problem was himself, not federer.

modern tennis
05-28-2009, 05:58 PM
spanish and argentinians should NEVER lose to federer on clay. simple as that.

Action Jackson
05-28-2009, 05:59 PM
Always a pleasure to see kingfederer.

HeretiC
05-28-2009, 06:05 PM
I don't see how this match was any different to Murray-Starace. You can't call one a choke job and then hail the other as some sort of Spartan effort.

This one was even worse.

Mint Chip
05-28-2009, 06:23 PM
Federer sent this drug dealer back to Argentina back where belongs :yeah:

Dini
05-28-2009, 06:24 PM
I'm talking about the comeback from 1-5 down. One can't be hailed as a warrior-like effort and the other shrugged off as a choke job. People can't have it both ways.

It's a combination of both. It was clear that both Potato and Suso got tight when it mattered the most. And Murray and Fed took advantage of that respectively.

SheepleBuster
05-28-2009, 06:28 PM
Greatest roland garros ever. Bunch of chokers fighting each other off for the ultimate reward: double bagel in the final by Rafa.

Igaarg
05-28-2009, 06:39 PM
Federer sent this drug dealer back to Argentina back where belongs :yeah::rolleyes:

Very happy for Roger win:)

Har-Tru
05-28-2009, 06:46 PM
spanish and argentinians should NEVER lose to federer on clay. simple as that.

It's Spaniards, not spanish, you clown. I wonder if you'll stop calling Federer a fraud when he wins another slam or you'll hail him as a king again.

Joao
05-28-2009, 07:07 PM
Clearly people have different definitions of choke ... I think Federer coming back in that 3rd set was a combination of different things:

1- Federer started playing much better (especially on his forehand side)
2- Acasuso got a little tired by the end of that 3rd set (and he may have been a little tentative with his movement after he almost turned his ankle)
3- Clearly, Acasuso got tight when he first served for that 3rd set but I wouldn't say he choked. In fact, many players get tight (or nervous) when they serve for the match and often get broken, including the best such as Federer and Nadal. Acasuso was not an exception today. He got tight when he served for the 3rd set. And when he served the second time for the set, he couldn't handle the pressure and got broken again.
4- After that, he started making more errors and probably lost some motivation/fighting spirit when he saw that Federer was not making the UE anymore.

All this is normal behavior and you need to be a great champion to be able to overcome these situations. Clearly Acasuso is not in the same league as Federer or Murray.

JediFed
05-28-2009, 07:13 PM
Glad to see all the haters out in force. 2-1 winners/UE and Federer played like shit?

Granted he wasn't in JesusFed mode, but props to Chucho. He gave Federer all he could handle and then some. :b:

McAlistar
05-28-2009, 07:27 PM
82 winners? what idiots come up with these stats :o

Action Jackson
05-28-2009, 07:33 PM
82 winners? what idiots come up with these stats :o

Service winners are included, yes that means serves that aren't aces, but aren't returned.

Dini
05-28-2009, 07:48 PM
Why hasn't modern tennis been banned yet? Does MTF allow double accounts?!

:confused:

Corey Feldman
05-28-2009, 08:06 PM
Amazing how these players all bring their best stuff when they play the likes of Fed and Murray

and its Nadal and Nole who draw the F5 hacks who can do nothing

Swiss Mountain
05-28-2009, 08:20 PM
No, I was just being a dork. Yea, I'm not gonna bump anything. Pretty sure it wasn't possible for Fed to lose the match today. It's just every time I wanna get back aboard the bandwaggon he make me worried and I jump back off again. So I'm off. Madrid hype and R1 performance, I was thinking...MAYBE...but it pisses me off to see posters saying things like "masterful performance" "clutch"...because it wasn't...masterful and clutch would have been 3, 3, and 3. ;)

Don't be a pussy, support Roger no matter what!
he must win the slam, that would be the most beautiful win in tennis.
14, equal Sampras, but beat him on prestige, since Sampras never won the french.

MrChopin
05-28-2009, 08:39 PM
I seem to remember another player having been down like this... 5-1 first set in Hamburg '08, 4-0 second set at Monte Carlo '08, 4-1 with more break points second set at Wimbledon '08...

Can't recall his name, but he must be a lucky mug too.

Corey Feldman
05-28-2009, 08:42 PM
I seem to remember another player having been down like this... 5-1 first set in Hamburg '08, 4-0 second set at Monte Carlo '08, 4-1 with more break points second set at Wimbledon '08...

Can't recall his name, but he must be a lucky mug too.Humbalito is the big fighter

Fedmug is just pure luck

Nobody's Perfecc
05-28-2009, 08:42 PM
Federer practicing his backhand slice drop for Nadal in the final.

MrChopin
05-28-2009, 08:45 PM
Humbalito is the big fighter

Fedmug is just pure luck

No doubt about that. It could not have been Nadal that I was referencing. No way he would allow himself profit by another player's errors.

l_mac
05-28-2009, 08:47 PM
I seem to remember another player having been down like this... 5-1 first set in Hamburg '08, 4-0 second set at Monte Carlo '08, 4-1 with more break points second set at Wimbledon '08...

Can't recall his name, but he must be a lucky mug too.

On all those occassions he was the plucky underdog playing the World #1 :D

Amazing fight and spirit he showed. :worship:

Guy Haines
05-28-2009, 08:55 PM
Day and night between Federer today and in the first round. Today his attitude was hangdog and kind of joyless.

Commander Data
05-28-2009, 09:11 PM
Rather painful showing from Federer. I switched off at 4:0 in the 3rd. Glad federer woke up thereafter. If he plays like this against a really good player it's all over in a hurry. Hope that was an anomaly.

Corey Feldman
05-28-2009, 09:14 PM
post it here Linda :p

l_mac
05-28-2009, 09:14 PM
Awesome presser from the Fed.

Very tempted to give it its very own thread. :hearts:

Dini
05-28-2009, 09:18 PM
Awesome presser from the Fed.

Very tempted to give it its very own thread. :hearts:

What's so awesome about it?

MrChopin
05-28-2009, 09:18 PM
Awesome presser from the Fed.

Very tempted to give it its very own thread. :hearts:

I'm shaking... in desperate need of that classic post-Fed-press analysis

l_mac
05-28-2009, 09:20 PM
I'm shaking... in desperate need of that classic post-Fed-press analysis

:lol: :ras:

I will resist. No need to further feed the illusion that I am some sort of Fedhater.

:sigh:

:sad:

scarecrows
05-28-2009, 09:21 PM
come on l_mac, you know you want to

I'll be disappointed :(

modern tennis
05-28-2009, 09:22 PM
after this bendover by acasuso, paul henri mathieu will be bending over for fedmug even more. just unreal luck this federer has at slams, berdych at aussie open bent over, now another mug bending over. all these mugs have to do is topsin high bouncing balls into federer's backhand until he makes an error and these mugs cant even do that. they either go to his forehand or dump it in the net.
federer meanwhile trying to reduce backhand errors finds a solution, which is step around the backhand and make a forehand error.

federer cant ply backhand shots, yes u heard it, he cant play with his backhand, the GOAT cant play backhand. dont these other mugs watch nadal or murray pepper federer's backhand?

just amazing how they just bendover so easily at slams. it is quite painful to watch these bendovers every slam against federer.

Dini
05-28-2009, 09:23 PM
modern tennis is still posting. :zzz: :yawn:

Mods, hello?! :wavey:

Corey Feldman
05-28-2009, 09:26 PM
after this bendover by acasuso, paul henri mathieu will be bending over for fedmug even more. just unreal luck this federer has at slams, berdych at aussie open bent over, now another mug bending over. all these mugs have to do is topsin high bouncing balls into federer's backhand until he makes an error and these mugs cant even do that. they either go to his forehand or dump it in the net.
federer meanwhile trying to reduce backhand errors finds a solution, which is step around the backhand and make a forehand error.

federer cant ply backhand shots, yes u heard it, he cant play with his backhand, the GOAT cant play backhand. dont these other mugs watch nadal or murray pepper federer's backhand?

just amazing how they just bendover so easily at slams. it is quite painful to watch these bendovers every slam against federer.want a tissue Rafa_Maniac?

l_mac
05-28-2009, 09:27 PM
Mikey you're ignoring me :tears:

ballbasher101
05-28-2009, 09:29 PM
Tough match very tough. Good to see Federer fighting so hard, he truly wants the French open so badly.

Corey Feldman
05-28-2009, 09:30 PM
Mikey you're ignoring me :tears:its MTF and its back to the future posts, look!



post it here Linda :p

Awesome presser from the Fed.
Very tempted to give it its very own thread. :hearts:

l_mac
05-28-2009, 09:31 PM
come on l_mac, you know you want to
I do. I do.

I'll be disappointed :(

And that might kill me ... :tears:

But no, no. scoobs would just delete the thread anyway.

scarecrows
05-28-2009, 09:31 PM
come on l_mac you cant let these quotes without a thread of their own

"I'm the grand favorite (from the crowd)"

or

"I'm not trying to seduce the crowd."

Corey Feldman
05-28-2009, 09:31 PM
i wanna see the interview as well

something about his "beatiful tennis" ?

Commander Data
05-28-2009, 09:33 PM
fed's presser are kind of entertaining when he played badly...:o

anyway this match mean nothing for his chances to win RG. it depends on his day form if he takes out the choker and we will see from there...

Dini
05-28-2009, 09:34 PM
Mike ;)

http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/interviews/2009-05-28/200905281243527446029.html

May the nitpicking begin! :bounce: :woohoo:

(:yawn:)

l_mac
05-28-2009, 09:36 PM
its MTF and its back to the future posts, look!

No, silly I meant in the chatroom. I was there talking to you and you were .. :sad: not replying.

I have thought of a compromise and will post the edited highlights:

Q. Do you think that during the most difficult moments of the match, especially thefirst three sets, you took advantage of your mental toughness, which is maybe even more than Acasuso's?

ROGER FEDERER: blah blah ... Definitely it was a sign of mental strength,

:) and just in case we forget

and, you know, the physical abilities I have.

ROGER FEDERER: What I want to say with thecrowd at the end, they ‑‑ I had a standing ovation at the end, and that's very moving each time ;tears:. I have a feeling I'm the grand favorite here in Paris, and that's very nice.

Grand favourite :worship:

After being asked why the crowd love him so :hearts:

With the crowd? Honestly, I do nothing. Maybe this is what the people like. I'm not trying to seduce the crowd. I just try and play beautiful tennis. If they like it, great. If they don't like it, nothing I can do. I also think being a fair player with regardsto your opponent, with regards to the game, with regards to the people there,it's very important to me, and this is something people seem to like.

:bowdown:

Certinfy
05-28-2009, 09:38 PM
Linda must feel like a famous celeb when she's on these forums.

modern tennis
05-28-2009, 09:39 PM
i wanna see the interview as well

something about his "beatiful tennis" ?

the only beautiful thing about federer's game is when he makes those beautiful backhand errors.
djokovic better swat away federer or this bending over will reach amazing levels. did federer bash nadal, djokovic or murray in the interview? its usually his trademark to do so every interview. i guess while he is still number 2 and still relevant to the media he is enjoying his last few weeks up there absusing the younger players.
i really would like to see federer, hewitt, safin, roddick, ferrero and nalbandian get thrashed by the younger generation of nadal, djokovic, murray, etc at the slams one day.

Dini
05-28-2009, 09:40 PM
l_mac :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

l_mac
05-28-2009, 09:40 PM
Linda must feel like a famous celeb when she's on these forums.
...

Commander Data
05-28-2009, 09:42 PM
No, silly I meant in the chatroom. I was there talking to you and you were .. :sad: not replying.

I have thought of a compromise and will post the edited highlights:



:) and just in case we forget





Grand favourite :worship:

After being asked why the crowd love him so :hearts:



:bowdown:

Gotta call a Spade a Spade. :shrug:

Arkulari
05-28-2009, 09:43 PM
Linda :worship:
as usual, you take two sentences from Fed's presser and turn it into a drama of its own, you're slowly catching to sawan on the Agatha Christie-like analysis of Fed's pressers :lol:

modern tennis
05-28-2009, 09:46 PM
i really dont know why nadal, djokovic and murray dont call out frauderer for these interviews he gives. his ego must be hurting so bad that he needs to massage it himself. the quicker this guy is gone from this sport, the better it will be overall, atleast we wont need to hear federer self proclaiming to be GOAT.

Corey Feldman
05-28-2009, 09:47 PM
No, silly I meant in the chatroom. I was there talking to you and you were .. :sad: not replying.

yeah i came in earlier and it was emty so X'd the page again :p my name must have remained in spirit ;)

TheWall
05-28-2009, 09:48 PM
i really dont know why nadal, djokovic and murray dont call out frauderer for these interviews he gives. his ego must be hurting so bad that he needs to massage it himself. the quicker this guy is gone from this sport, the better it will be overall, atleast we wont need to hear federer self proclaiming to be GOAT.

You and theRETARD should get married.

icedevil0289
05-28-2009, 09:48 PM
i really dont know why nadal, djokovic and murray dont call out frauderer for these interviews he gives. his ego must be hurting so bad that he needs to massage it himself. the quicker this guy is gone from this sport, the better it will be overall, atleast we wont need to hear federer self proclaiming to be GOAT.

yeah yeah, and the quicker you're gone from this forum, the better it will be.

Somebody ban this fool.

Dini
05-28-2009, 09:49 PM
i really dont know why nadal, djokovic and murray dont call out frauderer for these interviews he gives. his ego must be hurting so bad that he needs to massage it himself. the quicker this guy is gone from this sport, the better it will be overall, atleast we wont need to hear federer self proclaiming to be GOAT.

Why don't you start a thread about "Who wants Federer off the sport?"

I dare you to. ;)

Let's see how many agree with you.

Off the top of my head I think therafa, you, born on clay, heya and a couple of other haters too will be the only people. :zzz:

Arkulari
05-28-2009, 09:49 PM
http://www.hurricanesoftwares.com/wp-content/uploads/Next_on_the_Banned_List.jpg

modern tennis
05-28-2009, 09:49 PM
ALERT!!!! NEWS JUST IN.....


FEDERER, ROGER: im the grand favourite because i play beautiful tennis.


oh dear roger, why?.......just.....why?

Certinfy
05-28-2009, 09:50 PM
...
Everyone knows u, everyone respects u (well nearly everyone) etc... What more can u want on these forums?

modern tennis
05-28-2009, 09:51 PM
yeah yeah, and the quicker you're gone from this forum, the better it will be.

Somebody ban this fool.

banned for having an opinion? so much for freedom of speech on here.

l_mac
05-28-2009, 09:52 PM
Everyone knows u, everyone respects u (well nearly everyone) etc... What more can u want on these forums?

:spit: :spit:

Certinfy
05-28-2009, 09:53 PM
Probably to do with u being a Rafatard *runs*

Commander Data
05-28-2009, 09:58 PM
banned for having an opinion? so much for freedom of speech on here.

banned for :retard:

Har-Tru
05-28-2009, 10:00 PM
By favourite Roger meant favourite of the crowd, which is most probably true. But the haters won't give a damn.

Lololita
05-28-2009, 10:03 PM
Lol it's a strange translation, Roger doesn't say anything like it in the french interview :)

modern tennis
05-28-2009, 10:03 PM
By favourite Roger meant favourite of the crowd, which is most probably true. But the haters won't give a damn.

no he meant favourite as the favourite to win the tournament. just smug interviews he gives.

l_mac
05-28-2009, 10:04 PM
By favourite Roger meant favourite of the crowd, which is most probably true. But the haters won't give a damn.

Of course he meant favourite of the crowd. :confused:

He really is passionately in love with himself. :bowdown:

Dini
05-28-2009, 10:05 PM
no he meant favourite as the favourite to win the tournament. just smug interviews he gives.

Funny you say that, the question was about the crowd, so he was answering in realtion to the crowd. But Fed's number 2 hater will of course twist the words and make his own foolish conclusion. :D

Commander Data
05-28-2009, 10:06 PM
no he meant favourite as the favourite to win the tournament. just smug interviews he gives.

The day you leave this forum I open a good bottle of wine.

l_mac
05-28-2009, 10:07 PM
Lol it's a strange translation, Roger doesn't say anything like it in the french interview :)

Yeah, I think they left that part out of the French version LOL. To make him look better. But the translator must not have got the memo.

Heinous avatar.

Dini
05-28-2009, 10:07 PM
Of course he meant favourite of the crowd. :confused:

He really is passionately in love with himself. :bowdown:

Don't ya just love it? :hearts: :inlove:

modern tennis
05-28-2009, 10:08 PM
Funny you say that, the question was about the crowd, so he was answering in realtion to the crowd. But Fed's number 2 hater will of course twist the words and make his own foolish conclusion. :D

i read that interview, he was talking about the tournament.

icedevil0289
05-28-2009, 10:09 PM
i read that interview, he was talking about the tournament.

you need some glasses.

modern tennis
05-28-2009, 10:09 PM
i dont hate roger, i am not a big fan of him when he gives smug interviews. i dont hate anyone.

l_mac
05-28-2009, 10:09 PM
who is no.1?

Clown Death.

icedevil0289
05-28-2009, 10:09 PM
Funny you say that, the question was about the crowd, so he was answering in realtion to the crowd. But Fed's number 2 hater will of course twist the words and make his own foolish conclusion. :D

who is no.1?

icedevil0289
05-28-2009, 10:10 PM
adee-gee or RFK

oh yeah, I almost forgot about RFK.

scarecrows
05-28-2009, 10:10 PM
who is no.1?

adee-gee or RFK

l_mac
05-28-2009, 10:11 PM
Don't ya just love it? :hearts: :inlove:

Not really. I actually feel sorry for him. He must be massively insecure to need the praise so much.

"Have they forgotten I exist?!!" :lol:

:inlove:

modern tennis
05-28-2009, 10:11 PM
who is no.1?

djokvic

Lololita
05-28-2009, 10:12 PM
Of course he meant favourite of the crowd. :confused:

He really is passionately in love with himself. :bowdown:
I don't know if you speak French, but here's all he said, I don't know why they added the favourite bit in English :scratch::
"Les spectateurs, vers la fin, ont fait une ovation pour moi. C'estquelque chose qui me touche vraiment. C'est très sympa."

"The crowd gave me a standing ovation at the end, I was really touched it was very nice."

Dini
05-28-2009, 10:12 PM
who is no.1?

heya is the undisputed numero uno! :bowdown:

Dini
05-28-2009, 10:13 PM
Not really. I actually feel sorry for him. He must be massively insecure to need the praise so much.

"Have they forgotten I exist?!!" :lol:

:inlove:

Yeah, the poor guy doesn't have any fans or results to back himself up with, so he goes and makes himself happy with some comforting words of his own. :sad:

What a tragic situation. :bigcry:

icedevil0289
05-28-2009, 10:15 PM
heya is the undisputed numero uno! :bowdown:

oh shit, forgot about heya. :unsure::bolt:

Dini
05-28-2009, 10:18 PM
I don't know if you speak French, but here's all he said, I don't know why they added the favourite bit in English :scratch::
"Les spectateurs, vers la fin, ont fait une ovation pour moi. C'estquelque chose qui me touche vraiment. C'est très sympa."

"The crowd gave me a standing ovation at the end, I was really touched it was very nice."

Of course not, modern tennis (and l_mac) will just pick the bits they like, and try to dissect a comment that doesn't mean what they want it to mean, but still go ahead and try to twist it. Genius. Aren't you in awe? :speakles:

l_mac
05-28-2009, 10:18 PM
I don't know if you speak French, but here's all he said, I don't know why they added the favourite bit in English :scratch::
"Les spectateurs, vers la fin, ont fait une ovation pour moi. C'estquelque chose qui me touche vraiment. C'est très sympa."

"The crowd gave me a standing ovation at the end, I was really touched it was very nice."

No offence, Lololita, but I don't tink the translators at the official site would just make something up :rolleyes: More likely the phrase was just accidently left off the french transcript :)

Anyway, that's not even the best thing he said. The "I don't know why they love me - I suppose if they love beautiful tennis and exemplary fair play then I'm the guy for them :worship: :bowdown:" is my favourite :hearts:

modern tennis
05-28-2009, 10:19 PM
no one likes federer, get used to it

icedevil0289
05-28-2009, 10:20 PM
no one likes federer, get used to it

so modern tennis=no one

got it.

Dini
05-28-2009, 10:20 PM
Well what the hell do you want him to say then l_mac?! :scratch:

He was asked the question about why the crowds like him and he answered: Beatiful tennis and fair play.

Fact: those are the two main reasons why people like Fed. He's right. And now for pointing it out and answering, he's insecure and in love with himself.

:confused:

Maybe a Nadal like answer of "no comment" would be more pleasing for miss l_mac

Bargearse
05-28-2009, 10:22 PM
Acasuso had set points in the first three sets. four in the first. was 5-1 up in the third.

Federer looked as though he was just out there having a drop shot practice session and was maybe not playing some of those shots at the right times. I don't think he was prepared for how well Acasuso was playing and maybe he didn't give him enough credit or was just hoping he'd go off the boil which eventually he did (at least mentally).

I feel Acasuso should have won the match, but he didn't take advantage of the many opportunities he had - especially when he was up 5-1 in the third set.

Federer didn't play well, didn't look at all like he was a happy man. Looked a little flat, maybe sick who knows? But, like all good champions, he managed to win the match playing well below his best.

He will have to lift his game however or he won't be around next week.

Chiseller
05-28-2009, 10:22 PM
Whoever wrote that transcript should buy himself a new keyboard.

l_mac
05-28-2009, 10:23 PM
Yeah, the poor guy doesn't have any fans or results to back himself up with, so he goes and makes himself happy with some comforting words of his own. :sad:

What a tragic situation. :bigcry:

Exactly. He thinks he doesn't get the respect he truly deserves. That's why he's so nippy with the press when they dare to question his form and why he feels he has to say things like "people felt more sorry for me than happy for Rafa which was sad for him." You know, he just does it so in his head he's still the most important guy in tennis.

What a champ :worship:

l_mac
05-28-2009, 10:24 PM
Well what the hell do you want him to say then l_mac?! :scratch:


I'm more than happy with what he said.

Have I not been clear with that? :confused:

Dini
05-28-2009, 10:26 PM
Exactly. He thinks he doesn't get the respect he truly deserves. That's why he's so nippy with the press when they dare to question his form and why he feels he has to say things like "people felt more sorry for me than happy for Rafa which was sad for him." You know, he just does it so in his head he's still the most important guy in tennis.

What a champ :worship:

A better champ than you or I will ever be. Give the guy some damn respect, it doesn't hurt.

He's given your fave plenty of praise and you know it.

l_mac
05-28-2009, 10:27 PM
Who's Fed playing next?

Someone infinitely less beautiful, popular and sportsmanlike is my guess :inlove:

PHM.

Certinfy
05-28-2009, 10:27 PM
Who's Fed playing next?

Dini
05-28-2009, 10:27 PM
I'm more than happy with what he said.

Have I not been clear with that? :confused:

Misunderstanding you again, am I? :confused: Surely I can't be wrong this many times. :sobbing:

Dini
05-28-2009, 10:28 PM
Who's Fed playing next?

PHM ;)

scarecrows
05-28-2009, 10:31 PM
One of l_mac's worst performances on GM

you're in a slump, just like Federer :sad:

Har-Tru
05-28-2009, 10:31 PM
Of course he meant favourite of the crowd. :confused:

And, as I said, the haters don't give a damn.

l_mac
05-28-2009, 10:32 PM
One of l_mac's worst performances on GM

you're in a slump, just like Federer :sad:

:awww:

I will have to start constantly reminding people of my past glories. If only I could bump the hahaNole thread :sobbing:

Anyway I've had mono since Indian Wells.

edit: I'm not the type to make excuses, that's why I dodn't mention it before. I'm just saying now because a lot of people have asked me about my recent performances.

Certinfy
05-28-2009, 10:33 PM
Haha ok thx guys and girls, guess i may actually watch his R3 match.

Guy Haines
05-28-2009, 10:34 PM
Exactly. He thinks he doesn't get the respect he truly deserves. That's why he's so nippy with the press when they dare to question his form and why he feels he has to say things like "people felt more sorry for me than happy for Rafa which was sad for him." You know, he just does it so in his head he's still the most important guy in tennis.

What a champ :worship:

Not that I want to stir this pot, but did he really say that, verbatim? In the wake of the AO final? Hadn't heard it.

Rafa's pressers tend to be roughly as boring as Fed's are annoying. Neither of them are masters of the press conference form.

nastoff
05-28-2009, 10:34 PM
Excuse me, if Acasuso could close such matches out he'd be in the top 10 not barely in the top 50. He couldn't but it wasn't like it was a major thing. He played some great tennis. Federer responded well but even if Chuco won the 3rd Fed would have found the extra gear to take it to the next level and win the remaining two, that's why he's the no 2 and Chucho is what he is.
I cant see this as a wake up call for Federer other than maybe to be a more vigilant and quicker off the mark rather than underestimating lowly ranked but certified capable opponents like Chucho.

l_mac
05-28-2009, 10:35 PM
Not that I want to stir this pot, but did he really say that, verbatim? In the wake of the AO final? Hadn't heard it.


No, he said it about Wimbledon :haha:

Castafiore
05-28-2009, 10:36 PM
I don't know why they added the favourite bit in English :scratch::"
They? Who is they?

Are you suggesting that they add stuff in the English part of the transcript?

Corey Feldman
05-28-2009, 10:38 PM
Hilde aka Castafiore here

:scared:

thats it ...

:bolt:

Guy Haines
05-28-2009, 10:39 PM
No, he said it about Wimbledon :haha:

Oh man.

Oh well. Best to let the racquet do the talking. Federer is far from only current player on tour to demonstrate that.

Castafiore
05-28-2009, 10:39 PM
Hilde aka Castafiore here

:scared:

thats it ...

:bolt:
:lol:

Oh shush, you.

Corey Feldman
05-28-2009, 10:40 PM
And, as I said, the haters don't give a damn.shut up hater and learn what a slide tackle is that deserves a red or yellow card

nastoff
05-28-2009, 10:52 PM
Federer is a nice guy, very generous with fans - not only his but Rafa's and others too - if only a little jealous of Nadal's current success, and for stealing his thunder. But It's natural. Give him credit when he's due, he's playing some good stuff in the last few weeks and he's kinda turning the negative sentiment around.

Har-Tru
05-28-2009, 10:57 PM
shut up hater and learn what a slide tackle is that deserves a red or yellow card

Yeah let's just group every single slide tackle together! I guess you don't care about all the answers in that thread agreeing with me. Anyway did you sell Scholes the bazooka already?

PS: Loser.

Corey Feldman
05-28-2009, 11:02 PM
Yeah let's just group every single slide tackle together! I guess you don't care about all the answers in that thread agreeing with me. Anyway did you sell Scholes the bazooka already?

PS: Loser.
ALL... as in, that Croat?

you dont know what a tackle is because of all the acceptable diving in your league no doubt :o

jonas
05-28-2009, 11:06 PM
I was impressed with Federer's mental strength today. Good in the tie breaks, and remained calm despite being down 1-5 in the third. Almost like the good ol' days, when he was like "so I'm down 3-0? whatever, I just have to wake baby JesusFed, and then I'm fine".

Acasuso played a good match, has he really just passed round two in GS once? :eek:
My bet is for Federer to reach at least the semis. To beat Novak he needs to rise his game, of course, but he seems to have find that well needed self believe.

Har-Tru
05-28-2009, 11:13 PM
ALL... as in, that Croat?

you dont know what a tackle is because of all the acceptable diving in your league no doubt :o

Scholes is old school player, he did not need to lose control like this, that start reminded me of that faking enlish butcher who hammered Eduardo, this kind of fouls should be banned for a couple of months, Bussaca should have pulled out the red card there....

ManU were going good for 6 or 7 minutes, and then Iniesta and Etoo make minced meat out of Vidic and Van der Sar; after that there was no way back, Messi's header (the guy is 169cm):devil:; poor tactics from Fergie, what the hell was he thinking with PArk and that mug Anderson, leaving Berba and Tevez out; how much did Carrick cost? a shitty player, Hargraves is way better;

Ave Barcelona :worship:, football and the fans are the winners here; IMO there hasn't been a better offensive line then Xavi-Iniesta-Henry-Eto-Messi in the history of the Champions league; Pep putting Lionel as the striker and ETo on the wing, confusing Manu big time, and how these guys control the ball, just amazing........

Where was C.Ronaldo? I won't gloat, but everybody knows what my oppinion of that tennis and football wiseman NadulSharapova is....

Tackling from behind was outlawed and even the Madeiran maricon went in with the studs showing.

Busacca overall did a good job, you didn't see much of him and that is the best way for referees.

Scholes has always been a thung in my opinion, sure he was a good player but to old now, and for me that tackle was a disgrace he was very lucky to stay on the pitch,

That's why everybody loves the butchering way of how the Brits(especially the mighty talented scotts) play this sport


A default red card, Busacca was good yesterday,except that mistake....

For instance. We're getting wildly off-topic though.

PS: Loser.

Bobara
05-28-2009, 11:16 PM
I really enjoyed this game. Acasuso played extremely well and showed no fear towards Federer. Thats the way you give yourself some chances against Federer.
I thought Federer just showed his class on the most decisive points/moments.
Although Acasuso had so many chances to take the set in the first. Maybe some arrogance.....

Good game anyway

Corey Feldman
05-28-2009, 11:19 PM
For instance. We're getting wildly off-topic though.

PS: Loser.
adding Machiavelli twice EH

MrChopin
05-28-2009, 11:26 PM
Ahhh, now this thread is where it should be.:hearts: Thanks to all interview analysts, most of all l_mac.

Har-Tru
05-28-2009, 11:26 PM
adding Machiavelli twice EH

Yes. It counts as one. I see you got that. Good boy.

PS: Loser.

Clydey
05-28-2009, 11:30 PM
They? Who is they?

Are you suggesting that they add stuff in the English part of the transcript?

That's it, Castafiore. Scold him.

Love it when you ride in on that high horse of yours. :inlove:

GlennMirnyi
05-28-2009, 11:31 PM
:haha: at losing a set and almost two to Acasuso... :lol:

Clydey
05-28-2009, 11:32 PM
Yes. It counts as one. I see you got that. Good boy.

PS: Loser.

No one talks to Mikey like that. :(

I'll normally turn the other cheek, but not when Mikey or finishingmove are involved. Not on my fucking watch.

Har-Tru
05-28-2009, 11:32 PM
:haha: at losing a set and almost two to Acasuso... :lol:

almost three.

habibko
05-28-2009, 11:34 PM
I really enjoyed this game. Acasuso played extremely well and showed no fear towards Federer. Thats the way you give yourself some chances against Federer.
I thought Federer just showed his class on the most decisive points/moments.
Although Acasuso had so many chances to take the set in the first. Maybe some arrogance.....

Good game anyway


agreed, I've enjoyed the match as well, Chucho certainly made a match out of it and he deserves alot of credit :yeah:

Har-Tru
05-28-2009, 11:34 PM
No one talks to Mikey like that. :(

I'll normally turn the other cheek, but not when Mikey or finishingmove are involved. Not on my fucking watch.

I'm sorry Andy.

EnriqueIG8
05-28-2009, 11:34 PM
almost three.

Let's start with 2 first, shouldn't we?

Clydey
05-28-2009, 11:37 PM
I'm sorry Andy.

Call me "Carl" or "Mr. Weathers".

Har-Tru
05-28-2009, 11:41 PM
Let's start with 2 first, shouldn't we?

Sorry I don't get you. :confused: