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Is Federer Keeping the SF Streak Going at RG?

dombrfc
04-27-2010, 10:50 PM
:angel:

nanoman
04-27-2010, 10:54 PM
No, He'll save all his efforts for wimbledon. He'll keep on mugging until then.

duong
04-27-2010, 11:00 PM
tonight I think he can, his physical preparation is OK.

But of course he's not invincible :shrug:

bad gambler
04-27-2010, 11:59 PM
Yes

betowiec
04-28-2010, 12:02 AM
not a chance, quote me on that as well, front page, back page

bad gambler
04-28-2010, 12:04 AM
not a chance, quote me on that as well, front page, back page

Noted

rkellymacon
04-28-2010, 12:05 AM
He could but it is hard to say that before the draw is out. But even though he lost today I say yes

MrChopin
04-28-2010, 12:05 AM
Nope. Heard it hear first. Take this post, bronze it, and then shoot it into space as evidence of humanity's wisdom for the aliens.

Sunset of Age
04-28-2010, 12:08 AM
Doubtful.

ApproachShot
04-28-2010, 12:13 AM
To be honest, I thought his SF streak was going to end at RG immediately after the AO - even as he was riding the crest of the media wave. It's one of those records that are almost too good to be true and alas all good things must come to an end.

Of course his recent performances have strengthened my view slightly in the sense that I see him more vulnerable, particularly when closing out matches. But of course the slams are a completely different kettle of fish to 3 set matches. I agree with duong that his physical preparation is ok...I just wonder if he has lost a slight mental edge.

andy neyer
04-28-2010, 12:17 AM
Depends on the draw but I think he won't.

I'm sure he'll win Wimbledon, if that helps.

Roamed
04-28-2010, 12:20 AM
He's been written off because of non-slam performance and gone on to prove people wrong too many times to say no (I think). I'll wait to see the draw before I say yes. His seeded quarterfinal opponent could be Duck or DelPo, who knows.. :)

l_mac
04-28-2010, 12:22 AM
YES HE WILL.

THE FEDTARDS HAVE SPOKEN.

I'm sure he'll win Wimbledon, if that helps.

It certainly helps me, and I feel sure I speak on behalf of all MTF. I had been anxiously awaiting your proclamation, and now, finally, I can rest, my mind at ease.

Jills
04-28-2010, 12:28 AM
Sadly, he'll make the semis again for sure.

I just hope to God that he draws into Rafa's half so he loses in the semis and I don't have to see his face on final Sunday for once in my life.

andy neyer
04-28-2010, 12:34 AM
YES HE WILL.

THE FEDTARDS HAVE SPOKEN.



It certainly helps me, and I feel sure I speak on behalf of all MTF. I had been anxiously awaiting your proclamation, and now, finally, I can rest, my mind at ease.

:hug:

Mechlan
04-28-2010, 12:37 AM
I think it's time for this streak to end. He's had several close encounters early in a slam, time for someone to close the door.

ChinoRios4Ever
04-28-2010, 01:57 AM
Depends of the draw imo.

MacTheKnife
04-28-2010, 02:11 AM
Yes.. This question has been posed how many times..:lol:

Henry Chinaski
04-28-2010, 02:15 AM
Can't see too many people out there that can beat him over 5 sets on clay before the semis.

Davy and Fat Dave maybe. Verdasco and Toad at a push...

Fed should continue the streak and reach the quarter century at SW19

wackykid
04-28-2010, 02:21 AM
i'll go with no... the SF streak WILL FALL some day... and now with early rome exit... with lack of clay match practice... it's the time for the record to fall unfortunately...


regards,
wacky

Halba
04-28-2010, 03:04 AM
i'll go with no... the SF streak WILL FALL some day... and now with early rome exit... with lack of clay match practice... it's the time for the record to fall unfortunately...


regards,
wacky

as top dog he can get some joke draws

Persimmon
04-28-2010, 04:03 AM
Sooner or later it has to end. It is an insane streak. And the last time he lost before SF was precisely at RG of all slams..

Quakes
04-28-2010, 04:11 AM
The streak NEEDS to end at Wimbledon against Murray for history's sake. Then Murray loses the SF against Djokovic or somebody in 3 sets.

Filo V.
04-28-2010, 04:18 AM
Probably. Depends on a few factors, but I don't see him going down or who he can go down to.

NicoMedellin
04-28-2010, 06:17 AM
Yeah!!! That record has to end at the slam where his least succeded...that doesn't mean that he's not going to win another slam or something like that...but I just don't see federer gettin RG semis...

Xristos
04-28-2010, 06:29 AM
No, he will lose before the QF.

Macbrother
04-28-2010, 07:03 AM
Well, as each grand slam passes, the likelihood increases, obviously. We should really see the draw before we ask this question, though.

Jimnik
04-28-2010, 07:07 AM
Acasuso and Haas had very good chances last year of stopping the streak. I suspect there'll be some more close calls this year.

HarryMan
04-28-2010, 07:13 AM
I believe he will make atleast the semi's at the French. The question is who is good enough to beat Federer before the semi's? Although he seems to be losing more frequently and to different players now, all of them have been close matches (and in couple of them he had match points). Now doing that against him in a best of five is even more difficult. I don't think these players have it in them to beat in five. It will take a Nadal to stop him.

Hewitt =Legend
04-28-2010, 07:42 AM
Yes - time and time again we think Fed is done and then he turns it on at GS. Also the 5 set format is very different to 3 sets, can't see to many guys winning 3 sets against Fed in the early rounds. Hope i'm wrong though.

HKz
04-28-2010, 07:59 AM
Is MTF keeping the "on noes federer lost again in a non-gs match, the world is over, federer will fall!!!1!!" thread streak going at RG?

king_roger
04-28-2010, 08:57 AM
Sadly, he'll make the semis again for sure.

I just hope to God that he draws into Rafa's half so he loses in the semis and I don't have to see his face on final Sunday for once in my life.

I suppose it has been a couple of frustrating years in Grand Slams for you then....

Fedicilous
04-28-2010, 10:59 AM
I think there is no one who can crush him out before the semis.
Looking at the ranks, only if he gets Nadal in his half he won't reach the final.

Frooty_Bazooty
04-28-2010, 11:08 AM
if RG was next week - no

but its not and he has Estoril, Madrid and a week off to get things together, which he will

born_on_clay
04-28-2010, 02:31 PM
He will, nowadays he's focused only on Grand slams

Priam
04-28-2010, 02:34 PM
It all depends on the draw. I voted Yes.

duong
04-28-2010, 02:53 PM
Acasuso and Haas had very good chances last year of stopping the streak. I suspect there'll be some more close calls this year.

yes and in this situation this year he might miss confidence,

as I don't like his attitude after yesterday's match : he looks very hurt.

He hadn't played such a bad match actually, for a first match on clay, he might have given it less importance and keep confident,

but it comes after 2 other tight losses :

these losses (against players who generally played very good on the day imo, not his worst defeats in last years) may cost him the confidence which may be necessary in the end.

That's why imo, he doesn't need only to play in two next weeks : he also needs to win. These two weeks will be crucial.

Acer
04-28-2010, 03:00 PM
Depends on the draw, but I smell a QF exit.

Jimnik
05-08-2010, 07:57 PM
If, and only if, he doesn't keep this streak going, then the Fed is finished brigade might have some credibility. Otherwise what's the big deal when he loses to top 40 players at MM events?

And frankly, even a QF exit at his least favourite slam is hardly a major decline.

Ibracadabra
05-08-2010, 08:02 PM
On current form he won't even make the QFs but as usual jesus fed will show up at the slam.

vn01
05-08-2010, 08:47 PM
If he wasn't so good in 3 of 5 sets matches,I would say no,but the strek will continue

Certinfy
05-08-2010, 08:49 PM
I said a few years ago that the SF streak will end at RG and I really do think this is the year it happens.

Xristos
05-08-2010, 08:54 PM
No.

nanoman
05-08-2010, 08:57 PM
1)Working your ass to get humiliated by Nadal in a tournament you only need to win once and have already done so.
Or
2)Mug around to an early exit so you can prepare for a tournament you really really care about ?

I know what Fed has chosen.

andy neyer
05-08-2010, 09:00 PM
1)Working your ass to get humiliated by Nadal in a tournament you only need to win once and have already done so.
Or
2)Mug around to an early exit so you can prepare for a tournament you really really cares about ?

I know what Fed has chosen.

The thing is that he could lose the number 1 with a clownish performance in RG. Even a SF could relegate him to number 2 if Nadal does well in the next 2 tournaments.

nanoman
05-08-2010, 09:03 PM
The thing is that he could lose the number 1 with a clownish performance in RG. Even a SF could relegate him to number 2 if Nadal does well in the next 2 tournaments.

That's correct, but I don't think care he really cares, atleast he doesn't care enough judging by how he approached tennis after the AO.

CyBorg
05-08-2010, 09:12 PM
I wouldn't bet against Federer, but I think the streak is bound to end and it'll end here.

Roger is tempting fate by slacking this spring.

Persimmon
05-08-2010, 09:55 PM
Who can beat Fed before the SF? Nobody. If a player is in the position to beat him he will choke spectacularly. Think Haas last year at the FO. Or think Berdych at the AO. Or think Tipsarevic at the AO. Or think Andreev at the USO. Or think Acasuso at the FO. Long list. Tells you everything.

Selby
05-08-2010, 09:56 PM
No it won't end. In fact, he will probably reach the final.

Persimmon
05-08-2010, 09:58 PM
No it won't end. In fact, he will probably reach the final.

This.

andy neyer
05-08-2010, 10:02 PM
Who can beat Fed before the SF? Nobody. If a player is in the position to beat him he will choke spectacularly. Think Haas last year at the FO. Or think Berdych at the AO. Or think Tipsarevic at the AO. Or think Andreev at the USO. Or think Acasuso at the FO. Long list. Tells you everything.

No offense you have predicted Federer to win everything before many times and you keep doing it, no matter how many times you've got it wrong.

nanoman
05-08-2010, 10:08 PM
Who can beat Fed before the SF? Nobody. If a player is in the position to beat him he will choke spectacularly. Think Haas last year at the FO. Or think Berdych at the AO. Or think Tipsarevic at the AO. Or think Andreev at the USO. Or think Acasuso at the FO. Long list. Tells you everything.

They choke AND Federer dug deep. Does Federer want to dug deep again when the reward is a humiliation at the hands of Nadal, while the reward of going home early is a better preparation for Wimbledon.

henke007
05-08-2010, 10:12 PM
He will be in the semis for sure. 5 set matches is a total different ball game its like two 3 setters with total different momentum and mental aspect. Rog had matches in AO against Andreev and Kolya that could have ended up with a loss if it were 3 sets but he was able to pick up his game and use his experience in those situations. Or against Haas at the FO last year or Berdych at AO 2009.

People quickly forget these things.

Persimmon
05-08-2010, 10:21 PM
No offense you have predicted Federer to win everything before many times and you keep doing it, no matter how many times you've got it wrong.

He wins most of the slams anyway:wavey:

star
05-08-2010, 10:30 PM
He's still playing well for someone who's nearly 29 years old and has played a lot of matches. He'll still be able to turn it on for a GS. Best of five with a rest day between each match gives him a better shot mentally and physically.

Noleta
05-08-2010, 10:33 PM
It's not even a question.

Corey Feldman
05-08-2010, 10:52 PM
IMO his week in Madrid will play a big part in how he does at RG

up until now he lacks matches, a good match performance and a tough battle with another top player

if he hasnt had that by the time he plays RG he will probably bomb to the first decent player he comes up against.

Noleta
05-08-2010, 10:55 PM
if he hasnt had that by the time he plays RG he will probably bomb to the first decent player he comes up against.

Which will be Rafa,in the final:p