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Estoril R2: Federer def. Phau 6-3, 6-4

samanosuke
05-05-2010, 05:27 PM
First clay court win of the season for Federer . He still looks very rusty . It must improve many things if he wants to do something bigger on RG

BlueSwan
05-05-2010, 05:28 PM
Mugtastic match. Errorfest.

barbadosan
05-05-2010, 05:29 PM
World No 1(36) defeated world no 138 - about sums it up :P

Michael Bluth
05-05-2010, 05:29 PM
Thank god.

Rita
05-05-2010, 05:30 PM
Brilliant.

Filo V.
05-05-2010, 05:30 PM
I'm totally embarrassed by my guy Bjorn. He made around 50 errors. Guess I see why he has been struggling so much lately. Roger played well when he wanted to, and he didn't have to much. Not a good match.

gorgo1986
05-05-2010, 05:32 PM
Well good news is a win is a win! Bad news is boy was that ugly!

Or Levy
05-05-2010, 05:32 PM
Ugly win.

And yet, a win.

It will get better (it just has to!)

raahaat7
05-05-2010, 05:32 PM
convincing?

Filo V.
05-05-2010, 05:34 PM
Arnie isn't going to make the errors Bjorn did. He's going to have to pick up his level a bit Friday.

BlueSwan
05-05-2010, 05:34 PM
The stats from that match must be appalling. Error after error. Federror was clearly outmugged by Phau though. Federror brought his D game and yet it was never in doubt.

Fedicilous
05-05-2010, 05:35 PM
Typical tank to avoid Clement.
Federer gets smashed in quarters by Frenchman.

Roamed
05-05-2010, 05:35 PM
W/UE:

Federer 19/34
Phau 11/47

Hopefully he can play himself into form.. still, a win is a win.

JanKowalski
05-05-2010, 05:36 PM
Ohh, brilliant match by Roger Federer, there.

duong
05-05-2010, 05:37 PM
Arnie isn't going to make the errors Bjorn did. He's going to have to pick up his level a bit tomorrow.

it's friday.

By the way, I can expect Rogie but not Arnie ! :lol:

*Jean*
05-05-2010, 05:37 PM
Bjorn :hug:

Acer
05-05-2010, 05:38 PM
Yeh, that was an ugly win indeed. But did ANYONE seriously expect a "nice" win from Federer? In a round two match? In bloody Estoril?

Yeh, I thought so.

duong
05-05-2010, 05:40 PM
W/UE:

Federer 19/34
Phau 11/47

Hopefully he can play himself into form.. still, a win is a win.

it seems that he played worse than against Gulbis.

Anyway when he had said in the beginning of the tournament that he plays better in the end, I think it meant something ;)

Especially I was impressed how :

- he went to 0-40 when serving for first set
- lost many breakpoints
- went to deuce on final game whereas he had lost so few points on his serve before

how did he play those points ?

Especially to go to 0-40 in the final game of first set, I wondered if he didn't do it on purpose for a test (he then won 5 next points :lol: )

BlueSwan
05-05-2010, 05:40 PM
W/UE:

Federer 19/34
Phau 11/47

Ouch!!

Filo V.
05-05-2010, 05:41 PM
it's friday.

By the way, I can expect Rogie but not Arnie ! :lol:

Arnie, you like? I've always called him that, I saw someone say that a few years ago and it stuck with me. I think it's cute :angel:

Seriously though, Arnaud played well today vs. Falla and is consistent and counter punches well. If Roger doesn't bring more to the table that match could get interesting.

Filo V.
05-05-2010, 05:42 PM
Yeh, that was an ugly win indeed. But did ANYONE seriously expect a "nice" win from Federer? In a round two match? In bloody Estoril?

Yeh, I thought so.

No, but I definitely expected better from Bjorn in a great opportunity such as he had.

CastleVaniaFan
05-05-2010, 05:43 PM
you know you are in lame form when phau takes away 7 games from u.

duong
05-05-2010, 05:44 PM
Arnie, you like? I've always called him that, I saw someone say that a few years ago and it stuck with me. I think it's cute :angel:

in French it's :ras:

Seriously though, Arnaud played well today vs. Falla and is consistent and counter punches well. If Roger doesn't bring more to the table that match could get interesting.

yes, and also Clement has the mental abilities for such a match.

it's tougher, and the semi may be even tougher (Montanes or Cuevas)

Commander Data
05-05-2010, 05:44 PM
Brilliant.

:lol:

OnyxRose
05-05-2010, 05:47 PM
I saw that Roger won but to lose 7 games to Phau is an embarrassment.

samanosuke
05-05-2010, 05:50 PM
it seems that he played worse than against Gulbis.

Anyway when he had said in the beginning of the tournament that he plays better in the end, I think it meant something ;)

Especially I was impressed how :

- he went to 0-40 when serving for first set
- lost many breakpoints
- went to deuce on final game whereas he had lost so few points on his serve before

how did he play those points ?

Especially to go to 0-40 in the final game of first set, I wondered if he didn't do it on purpose for a test (he then won 5 next points :lol: )


I didn't watch match against Gulbis but this match today was awful . Almost every UE was miss hit . BH is even worse then awful , spin BH doesn't exist in Roger's game at the moment , timing on the shot is really bad , movement is rusty , only the serve is decent , all other can't be much worse then it is . It's really sad to watch Roger playing like that . I am really hoping that he will do something

Filo V.
05-05-2010, 05:50 PM
in French it's :ras:



yes, and also Clement has the mental abilities for such a match.

it's tougher, and the semi may be even tougher (Montanes or Cuevas)

Bad nickname? Ok, Arnaud it is then ;)

And this tournament in general comes down to how much Roger wants to win it. The result is completely up to him. As you say, Clement is the type to get up for matches like this and won't get nervous, and then Montanes and Cuevas are real clay court players. So we'll see how Roger plays on Friday, if he actually is here to win this event.

Pirata.
05-05-2010, 05:50 PM
Ugly match, but at least Roger pulled out a win. His ranking and semis streak may be in danger unless he picks it up.

Billups85
05-05-2010, 05:52 PM
it seems that he played worse than against Gulbis.

Anyway when he had said in the beginning of the tournament that he plays better in the end, I think it meant something ;)

Especially I was impressed how :

- he went to 0-40 when serving for first set
- lost many breakpoints
- went to deuce on final game whereas he had lost so few points on his serve before

how did he play those points ?

Especially to go to 0-40 in the final game of first set, I wondered if he didn't do it on purpose for a test (he then won 5 next points :lol: )

He is right, because it's impossible to play worse than this. I mean, Phau is ranked #138!! for God sake.

Filo V.
05-05-2010, 05:53 PM
I didn't watch match against Gulbis but this match today was awful . Almost every UE was miss hit . BH is even worse then awful , spin BH doesn't exist in Roger's game at the moment , timing on the shot is really bad , movement is rusty , only the serve is decent , all other can't be much worse then it is . It's really sad to watch Roger playing like that . I am really hoping that he will do something

It was not this bad vs. Gulbis, but then again, Gulbis was making a lot of errors like Phau in the first set of their match. He just got better, and Roger stayed and declined throughout the match. Roger was at like maybe a C level vs. Gulbis. Today was an D-.

Then again, it is his first match of the week playing someone playing terribly without any pressure, a major crowd, and only his second match on clay this year. Really can't expect much from Roger at this point in this tournament.

duong
05-05-2010, 06:03 PM
I didn't watch match against Gulbis but this match today was awful . Almost every UE was miss hit . BH is even worse then awful , spin BH doesn't exist in Roger's game at the moment , timing on the shot is really bad , movement is rusty , only the serve is decent , all other can't be much worse then it is . It's really sad to watch Roger playing like that . I am really hoping that he will do something

yes it's definitely worse than against Gulbis : in the match in Roma, he even hit some powerful backhand winners down the line ;)

made errors, but not so many on the spin backhand

Xristos
05-05-2010, 06:16 PM
A 'W' is a 'W'.

Topspin Forehand
05-05-2010, 06:23 PM
A 'W' is a 'W'.
A small tournament is a small tournament also. lol

SheepleBuster
05-05-2010, 06:24 PM
Brad Jilbert is working with Roger?

tyruk14
05-05-2010, 06:25 PM
Federer won a match?

samanosuke
05-05-2010, 06:31 PM
Brad Jilbert is working with Roger?

????

Roamed
05-05-2010, 06:53 PM
Anyone got Phau's stats for his last match? Were they that much worse today?

moonlightdance
05-05-2010, 07:06 PM
impressive!

SheepleBuster
05-05-2010, 07:14 PM
????

What? That was an ugly win and Gilly boy likes ugly wins, and losses, I might say

Rafter_forever
05-05-2010, 07:38 PM
Go Roger!! You must play better, please. For the Madrid and Rome

osmonde
05-05-2010, 07:50 PM
PHAU yesterday match: 5 Aces today 4
5 DF 6
67% 1serve 72%
43$ 2serve 47%
7/9 BP save 5/8
26% 1stserve ret. 41%
24% 2nd s.ret. 56%
5/12 BP won 0/3

Roamed
05-05-2010, 08:01 PM
PHAU yesterday match: 5 Aces today 4
5 DF 6
67% 1serve 72%
43$ 2serve 47%
7/9 BP save 5/8
26% 1stserve ret. 41%
24% 2nd s.ret. 56%
5/12 BP won 0/3

Thank you! :)

BlueSwan
05-05-2010, 08:03 PM
What? That was an ugly win and Gilly boy likes ugly wins, and losses, I might say
That doesn't count as winning ugly. Federer went for his shots and made a million errors. Winning ugly is about grinding out victories. Federer did anything but grind today.

Roamed
05-05-2010, 08:10 PM
What? That was an ugly win and Gilly boy likes ugly wins, and losses, I might say

He seems to agree..

"Today I played to win, I didn't try to make it look nice or anything, it was about being tough and focused, and coming through, trying to win matches," Federer told a news conference. "I played well and its important that I play the right tennis right now. It wasn't always beautiful, but it doesn't matter," he added.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKLDE6442LR20100505

If he means it, I hope he can get back to normal soon enough. Too many errors for my liking :S

JeffCandoi
05-05-2010, 08:10 PM
Go Roger!! You must play better, please. For the Madrid and Rome

Rome? :lol: Gulbis :worship:

Corey Feldman
05-05-2010, 10:40 PM
if Fed had blown that 1st set when he served at 0-40, match would have been a mess, a big big mess.

Roamed
05-05-2010, 10:45 PM
Clip with a few points here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vGLTrLINyo

MrChopin
05-06-2010, 12:18 AM
A small tournament is a small tournament also. lol

Is 6-16 not already repeated to a painful limit? Are you really that stupid?

Hewitt =Legend
05-06-2010, 01:11 AM
Epic match.

coonster14
05-06-2010, 01:53 AM
well, a win is a win, no?

Sunset of Age
05-06-2010, 06:54 AM
Floppety Flopp Flopp -what a match. :p

Fantastic, Rogelio. NOT.

.-Federers_Mate-.
05-06-2010, 07:01 AM
Roger Federer= 2010 estoril champ!!

Sunset of Age
05-06-2010, 07:13 AM
Is 6-16 not already repeated to a painful limit? Are you really that stupid?

Yes. He is. :o
Major troll.

bokehlicious
05-06-2010, 07:31 AM
Well done Roger, now I have no more doubts you'll find a way to defend the French Open... :yeah: :cool:



:o :D

duong
05-06-2010, 10:28 AM
Well done Roger, now I have no more doubts you'll find a way to defend the French Open... :yeah: :cool:



:o :D

for me it's the opposite : same sequence as in Miami

dynamic and plays OK for a first match but loses (Indian Wells-Roma), and then says "I will practice a lot before next tournament"

... then plays shit in the next one (he already played shit against Lapentti and Serra before Berdych in Miami)

Maybe he can't suffer practicing anymore :lol:

paseo
05-06-2010, 10:41 AM
Nadal better watch out. Fed is in supreme form.

Or Levy
05-06-2010, 10:54 AM
He'll get his groove back.

I hope.

I really, really hope so.

Daniel
05-06-2010, 12:29 PM
:clap2: