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Wimbledon R2: Federer def. Bozoljac 6-3 6-7(4) 6-4 7-6(5)

Arkulari
06-23-2010, 06:26 PM
I didn't even watch the match but hey :lol:

ORGASMATRON
06-23-2010, 06:26 PM
No thread? Discuss.

TennisOnWood
06-23-2010, 06:27 PM
Very poor start of the Wimbledon for Fed

prima donna
06-23-2010, 06:27 PM
Ho hum.

Marc23
06-23-2010, 06:27 PM
Some great points by Bozo,but of course,he lost...

ChuckNorrisFan
06-23-2010, 06:27 PM
Everybody is watching Mahut - Isner :lol:

Priam
06-23-2010, 06:27 PM
Bozo's serve is pretty solid. He has pretty decent volleys too.

FedererBulgaria
06-23-2010, 06:28 PM
Get it together Fed

alter ego
06-23-2010, 06:28 PM
Roger is still winning Wimby, right ?:help:

Arkulari
06-23-2010, 06:28 PM
Everybody is watching Mahut - Isner :lol:

of course, that's a match for the ages :lol:

rafa_maniac
06-23-2010, 06:28 PM
Federer in RG 09 Houdini mode it seems this tournament. Nice fight by the Serb, but Federer is Federer and I still don't see him losing before the final.

justsumma
06-23-2010, 06:28 PM
Stay in Challenger circuit Bozo you fucking prick!

nanoman
06-23-2010, 06:28 PM
Not disrespecting that Bozo-dude, but Federer is looking like an old man out there. Powderpuff forehand, 2nd serve that just sits up and his returns are as bad as Mahut's and Isner's. What happened to the AO Fed ?

scarecrows
06-23-2010, 06:28 PM
Bozo served great but fed has forgotten how to return serve

habibko
06-23-2010, 06:29 PM
JesusFed wept.

Haelfix
06-23-2010, 06:29 PM
People will look at this match and think that Federer is losing it a bit. Not true at all. He was playing near his top level tennis in the last 2 sets, and even during the tiebreak in the second.

This guy Bozo was in some sort of ridiculous rhythm serving bombs, hitting unreturnable returns and painting every line in the book.

Despite completely outplaying Roger in the last 2 sets, Roger still managed to ninja them. That is what I call mentally strong play.

fanfare
06-23-2010, 06:29 PM
I was switching between Isner-Mahut and Federer's match but it seemed like the Serb played some good tennis, a little bit too crazy to win though :P

Daniel
06-23-2010, 06:29 PM
:clap2: :clap2:

ORGASMATRON
06-23-2010, 06:31 PM
to good from the GOAT. 2 down 5 to go :cool:

nobama
06-23-2010, 06:31 PM
People will look at this match and think that Federer is losing it a bit. Not true at all. He was playing near his top level tennis in the last 2 sets, and even during the tiebreak in the second.

This guy Bozo was in some sort of ridiculous rhythm serving bombs, hitting unreturnable returns and painting every line in the book.

Despite completely outplaying Roger in the last 2 sets, Roger still managed to ninja them. That is what I call mentally strong play.I agree. But I'm sure the prevailing wisdom will be Roger's ROS sucked and someone like Murray would have eaten this guy for breakfast.

sheva07
06-23-2010, 06:31 PM
Nobody cares about this match with Mahut-Isner playing.

BigJohn
06-23-2010, 06:33 PM
Pleased with the result. Saw the end, Federer was a bit too shaky at times...

madmax
06-23-2010, 06:33 PM
Serb was playing a match of his life from what I saw at the end of the encounter...painting the lines and stuff. Fed prevailed and it's all that matters:banana:

lazybear
06-23-2010, 06:33 PM
Unreal match, never seen somebody hit that freely like Bozoljac did in that fourth set... He pulverized every single f'n ball, and seemed like he wasn't gonna hit a freakin' unforced error, ever, he painted the lines all set long. And he hit a 135 mph slice serve? What the heck was that?

Bumm, you think it's a power serve, and the ball just goes sideways when it hit the ground. I don't know how Roger pulled that off. I'm sure he would have lost that fifth set, no way he could have broke that man... Way to go Bozoljac, that was something else. Go Roger!

rwn
06-23-2010, 06:33 PM
Some people here are blind. Federer wasn´t playing bad at all :)

ORGASMATRON
06-23-2010, 06:33 PM
People will look at this match and think that Federer is losing it a bit. Not true at all. He was playing near his top level tennis in the last 2 sets, and even during the tiebreak in the second.

This guy Bozo was in some sort of ridiculous rhythm serving bombs, hitting unreturnable returns and painting every line in the book.

Despite completely outplaying Roger in the last 2 sets, Roger still managed to ninja them. That is what I call mentally strong play.

basically this, although i dont agree with the highlighted part. it was pretty even all through. great win against an inspired opponent. federer back on track for a 7th wimby now.

ossie
06-23-2010, 06:33 PM
fedex :help:

Persimmon
06-23-2010, 06:33 PM
Federer in RG 09 Houdini mode it seems this tournament. Nice fight by the Serb, but Federer is Federer and I still don't see him losing before the final.

Indeed. The question is if Federer will avoid all the top seeds like at RG2009? :o

Tsongation
06-23-2010, 06:34 PM
Federer is soooooo not winning this tourney

DrJules
06-23-2010, 06:36 PM
Bozoljac has a very big serve and with 31 aces to 6 double faults difficult to break. Both 1st and 2nd serve average speed > 100 and used serve to save numerous break points.

http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/scores/stats/day10/1201ms.html

born_on_clay
06-23-2010, 06:36 PM
I'm sorry for Bozoljac. It was his lifetime chance :haha:

DrJules
06-23-2010, 06:38 PM
Indeed. The question is if Federer will avoid all the top seeds like at RG2009? :o

There are a lot of seeded players who would give him fewer problems.

Bagelicious
06-23-2010, 06:41 PM
Everybody is watching Mahut - Isner :lol:

Nobody cares about this match with Mahut-Isner playing.

Can you blame us? With Fed's game being as underwhelming as it's been lately?

:lol:

serveandvolley80
06-23-2010, 06:42 PM
People are overreacting, a tall big server always causes problems at Wimbledon, especially when he starts to hit the lines on the rallies.

Bozo seems like a better version of Karlovic from what i saw of this match, but i have not seen him play before, so someone else can explain how hes not even in the top 100.

lazybear
06-23-2010, 06:44 PM
There are a lot of seeded players who would give him fewer problems.

Exactly. I'm not saying Roger was great, but played reasonably well even by his standards, and there was simply nothing he could have done better in that fourth set. 4 break points, three monster ace, one unreturnable. All close to the lines, around 135 mph, and Bozoljac constantly attacked him in his service games. If Roger doesn't serve well himself, it surely goes to a fifth set.

matlock
06-23-2010, 06:44 PM
Bozoljac had some good moments on return of serve, but for the most part he didn't put balls into play that most ATP Tour players would have. He seemed to have some glaring weaknesses, but was playing freely and hitting big serves.

nobama
06-23-2010, 06:46 PM
Exactly. I'm not saying Roger was great, but played reasonably well even by his standards, and there was simply nothing he could have done better in that fourth set. 4 break points, three monster ace, one unreturnable. All close to the lines, around 135 mph, and Bozoljac constantly attacked him in his service games. If Roger doesn't serve well himself, it surely goes to a fifth set.As well as Bozo played he wasn't able to break Fed's serve. I thought for sure he'd do it late in the 4th set. Credit to Fed for not mentally fading like he did in some of his matches earlier this year.

ORGASMATRON
06-23-2010, 06:46 PM
Can you blame us? With Fed's game being as underwhelming as it's been lately?

:lol:

we'll see how underwhelming he is when he wins a 7th wimby :aplot:

federer/bozo was a much better match than this snoozefest between isner and mahut anyway. apparently some people just care about records and not good tennis :rolleyes:

DrJules
06-23-2010, 06:49 PM
People are overreacting, a tall big server always causes problems at Wimbledon, especially when he starts to hit the lines on the rallies.

Bozo seems like a better version of Karlovic from what i saw of this match, but i have not seen him play before, so someone else can explain how hes not even in the top 100.

If there were as many grass court events as clay events he would be ranked much higher.

Dyraise
06-23-2010, 06:50 PM
Roland Garros 2009?

DrJules
06-23-2010, 06:52 PM
Bozoljac had some good moments on return of serve, but for the most part he didn't put balls into play that most ATP Tour players would have. He seemed to have some glaring weaknesses, but was playing freely and hitting big serves.

His volley game was also impressive.

102 winners to 37 unforced errors is respectable from Bozoljac.

serveandvolley80
06-23-2010, 06:58 PM
If there were as many grass court events as clay events he would be ranked much higher.

A player with a giant serve like that should also have some kind of success on at least a faster hard court i believe.

Sophocles
06-23-2010, 06:59 PM
The worrying thing is that everybody seems to be playing the match of his life against Roger at this tournament.

DrJules
06-23-2010, 07:02 PM
A player with a giant serve like that should also have some kind of success on at least a faster hard court i believe.

The perfect bounce on hard courts make service return easier and also easier to pass the volley player.

tektonac
06-23-2010, 07:05 PM
People are overreacting, a tall big server always causes problems at Wimbledon, especially when he starts to hit the lines on the rallies.

Bozo seems like a better version of Karlovic from what i saw of this match, but i have not seen him play before, so someone else can explain how hes not even in the top 100.

he used to serve (first serve of course) around 150 mph in 2006 regularly; then he had a back problem and had to change serving technique. i believe his fastest official serve is 153 mph (unofficial 156 mph, but the officials decided to ignore that one so american name is on the top of the list).

siddy
06-23-2010, 07:05 PM
I thought this was a high quality match. Bozoljac was serving out of his mind no doubt, but Roger played very well, IMO -- some great points throughout the match and he wasn't broken once -- so that's certainly a big improvement over the first round. I expect his third round match to be easier.

Commander Data
06-23-2010, 07:06 PM
Lets make no mistake, in the current form Federer is there for the taking.
As soon as he faces a strong opponent like Hewitt or Roddick I would not bet on Fed. He does everything a level weaker then we are used to see.

He used to rip these players apart but not anymore. Bozoljac looked great but Fed used to eat these players alive. Only hope I see is that Fed plays himself into good form as the tourni progresses and the real dangerous players get eliminated.

On the other side it is Fed. You never now, JesusFed might suddenly show up and kill whoever is on the otherside of the net. I hope!!

tennis2tennis
06-23-2010, 07:09 PM
The worrying thing is that everybody seems to be playing the match of his life against Roger at this tournament.

and yet he's coming through...got to be a good omen :shrug:

Sapeod
06-23-2010, 07:10 PM
Good win for Roger, Ilija can be tricky on grass and was playing well. But a win is a win and Fed managed it.

gulzhan
06-23-2010, 07:11 PM
Who cares when Mahut and Isner are playing?!

ORGASMATRON
06-23-2010, 07:23 PM
Lets make no mistake, in the current form Federer is there for the taking.
As soon as he faces a strong opponent like Hewitt or Roddick I would not bet on Fed. He does everything a level weaker then we are used to see.

He used to rip these players apart but not anymore. Bozoljac looked great but Fed used to eat these players alive. Only hope I see is that Fed plays himself into good form as the tourni progresses and the real dangerous players get eliminated.

On the other side it is Fed. You never now, JesusFed might suddenly show up and kill whoever is on the otherside of the net. I hope!!

i beg to differ. but then again maybe you are just jinxing. for a 2nd round match roger player at a good level. bozo was an awkward opponent on grass with a huge serve. he served himself out of trouble on several occasions. if roger should meet hewitt or roddick at wimby it will be the same old story imo.

Commander Data
06-23-2010, 07:27 PM
i beg to differ. but then again maybe you are just jinxing. for a 2nd round match roger player at a good level. bozo was an awkward opponent on grass with a huge serve. he served himself out of trouble on several occasions. if roger should meet hewitt or roddick at wimby it will be the same old story imo.

No, I'm serious. But of course, I hope you are right and I'm wrong. Like your positive attitude ;)

Roamed
06-23-2010, 07:32 PM
Four sets certainly preferable to five, it's progress! (I watched Isner-Mahut so can't comment on the play but people seem to be saying it was better than yesterday which is what I was hoping :p)

malisha
06-23-2010, 07:32 PM
good match from fixer Bozo

raahaat7
06-23-2010, 07:33 PM
The worrying thing is that everybody seems to be playing the match of his life against Roger at this tournament.

yes. Hope he comes into the groove before he faces the big opponents.

Marc23
06-23-2010, 07:47 PM
so someone else can explain how hes not even in the top 100.

He was 101 :eek:

allpro
06-23-2010, 07:56 PM
http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/2448/thegreatescape2.jpg

Navratil
06-23-2010, 08:08 PM
Oh Roger... almost out in R1 and now trouble against a model and semi-pro :-D

http://www.ilija-bozoljac.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=251&fullsize=1

ORGASMATRON
06-23-2010, 08:16 PM
No, I'm serious. But of course, I hope you are right and I'm wrong. Like your positive attitude ;)

you should have seen how negative i was before wimby. i just feel like that win over falla may hold the key.

ORGASMATRON
06-23-2010, 08:17 PM
http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/1199/thegreatescape.jpg

wicked :D wrong thread though ;)

DuMa
06-23-2010, 08:39 PM
i never seen any player have doublehanded backhands and forehands.

allpro
06-23-2010, 08:45 PM
wrong thread though ;)

negative ;)

scarecrows
06-23-2010, 08:46 PM
i never seen any player have doublehanded backhands and forehands.

Fabrice Santoro salutes you

tennishero
06-23-2010, 08:49 PM
best thing of this match was double handed forehand.

allpro
06-23-2010, 08:50 PM
Fabrice Santoro salutes you

seles too.

Corey Feldman
06-23-2010, 09:03 PM
Fed is just so badly finished it is not even funny, his shots have no power in them anymore and his serve is being abused at will

as for his return of serving lately, are his eyes even working? is he standing there asleep?

not a chance in hell he gets past QF, expecting defeat in R16

ORGASMATRON
06-23-2010, 09:06 PM
negative ;)

positive ;)

Fed is just so badly finished it is not even funny, his shots have no power in them anymore and his serve is being abused at will

as for his return of serving lately, are his eyes even working? is he standing there asleep?

not a chance in hell he gets past QF, expecting defeat in R16

:awww:

Corey Feldman
06-23-2010, 09:06 PM
seles too.JM Gambill, Byron Black

M4RC
06-23-2010, 09:09 PM
:haha: Being ouplayed and lose a set to this Bozo guy in your favourite tournament.

If Nadal had played like this against this two same opponents in RG this boards would be full of comments like "This clown is a disgrace to the sport" "mug era" or something like that. Facts state that Nadal's peak on clay > Federer's peak on grass and that Nadal's consistency is unmatched.

The thing is that Federer won't be winning against the first serious opponent he encounters and I find laughable he is still being considererd the favourite. His fans should hope he does not face Nadal in the finals... this time there won't be rain delay to hide the true outcome of the match.

ShotmaKer
06-23-2010, 09:19 PM
:haha: Being ouplayed and lose a set to this Bozo guy in your favourite tournament.

If Nadal had played like this against this two same opponents in RG this boards would be full of comments like "This clown is a disgrace to the sport" "mug era" or something like that. Facts state that Nadal's peak on clay > Federer's peak on grass and that Nadal's consistency is unmatched.

The thing is that Federer won't be winning against the first serious opponent he encounters and I find laughable he is still being considererd the favourite. His fans should hope he does not face Nadal in the finals... this time there won't be rain delay to hide the true outcome of the match.

what does Nadal have to do here :confused: and you keep complaining about people bringing Federer in Nadal's match thread. clown :retard:

Bargearse
06-23-2010, 09:30 PM
This Bozo made Federer look like a clown. Federer should schedule his private jet to fly him and his entourage out of there on Monday. He is going to lose unless he finds some glimmer of the player he really is.:sad:

ORGASMATRON
06-23-2010, 09:34 PM
This Bozo made Federer look like a clown. Federer should schedule his private jet to fly him and his entourage out of there on Monday. He is going to lose unless he finds some glimmer of the player he really is.:sad:

I didnt know you look like a clown when you won the match. If there is a clown here its bozo the clown. MTF logic i guess :shrug:

Roamed
06-23-2010, 09:56 PM
Federer had a bandage on his right leg under his shorts. Can't have been anything major though, he said he was "perfect" physically after R1.

Sophocles
06-23-2010, 10:13 PM
Facts state that Nadal's peak on clay > Federer's peak on grass and that Nadal's consistency is unmatched.

I think you'll find "facts state" that Federer's winning percentage on grass during his peak (2004-09, being generous) was higher than Nadal's on clay (2005-10).

Sophocles
06-23-2010, 10:14 PM
and yet he's coming through...got to be a good omen :shrug:

Let us hope so. But don't you think it's a bit of a coincidence that ordinary players are suddenly playing incredible tennis against him?

ApproachShot
06-23-2010, 10:28 PM
The worrying thing is that everybody seems to be playing the match of his life against Roger at this tournament.

This is very true but neither is Federer playing well enough to win the tournament. The difference between Federer this year and Federer of 2003-2007 to me is that back then he didn't allow his opponent to play well. Sure he's not playing that badly, bbut he seems too have deteriorates in his former ability of breaking early in the match and remaining a strong frontrunner.

I still have him pencilled in for the final Sunday but equally I wouldn't be terribly shocked if he were to exit in one of the earlier rounds.

Vida
06-23-2010, 10:38 PM
Ilija :yeah: good match man.

Ivanatis
06-23-2010, 10:38 PM
nobody cares for this match today:lol:
anyway, if Fed doesn't step it up considerably, he won't defeat Lopez
and don't get me started on Berdych and everything afterwards

River
06-23-2010, 10:39 PM
Santoro must've been cheering his ass off for Bozo, on behalf of the two-handers/both wings club.

The Magician
06-23-2010, 10:42 PM
Only saw some of the match but Bozo has one of the worst ball tosses ever, even though today it seemed to be working. All around he played out of his mind and Fed did well to avoid 5 sets. This win doesn't mean anything for Roger and the final is still Fed-Murray :wavey:

Haelfix
06-23-2010, 11:11 PM
"The difference between Federer this year and Federer of 2003-2007 to me is that back then he didn't allow his opponent to play well."

Many players have played great matches against Roger in the past. Its nothing new. And today, like many times in the past, he kind of gutted through.

Even in his prime, guy's like Roddick would play surreal tennis against him sometimes and still fall short.

You can definitely point out that the RoS could have been a little bit better, and maybe that would have made it a 3setter, but prime Fed or 2010 Fed, this was always going to be a close match.

KarlyM
06-23-2010, 11:15 PM
I didn't see much of this thanks to Isner/Mahut. All I saw was the 2nd set TB. Fed wasn't that great there obviously. I'm glad it didn't go to 5. ;)

Sunset of Age
06-23-2010, 11:24 PM
I admit I didn't see much of this match, as like about everyone else I was following Mahut-Isner until I had to leave the house to persue other interests.
Still it's obvious that Prime Federer would NEVER lose a set to this opponent. Everything in his game seems to be off lately - in the few games I watches (and of course, the 2nd set TB :help:), I couldn't help notice his very lame serve returning, just to name something among many other problems. Better pick it up soon, Roger, otherwise you'll be out of London come the QF at the latest. :o

Facts state that Nadal's peak on clay > Federer's peak on grass and that Nadal's consistency is unmatched.

I presume you started watching tennis in 2008, otherwise this statement makes no sense at all.

RogerFan82
06-23-2010, 11:26 PM
Well done champ !!! Please play yourself into form by the 2nd week though.

nobama
06-24-2010, 12:18 AM
I admit I didn't see much of this match, as like about everyone else I was following Mahut-Isner until I had to leave the house to persue other interests.
Still it's obvious that Prime Federer would NEVER lose a set to this opponent. Everything in his game seems to be off lately - in the few games I watches (and of course, the 2nd set TB :help:), I couldn't help notice his very lame serve returning, just to name something among many other problems. Better pick it up soon, Roger, otherwise you'll be out of London come the QF at the latest. :o:I don't agree with your statement that "prime" Federer would not have lost a set to this guy. He was serving bombs basically the entire match. Yeah I agree that Fed's ROS has regressed but losing a TB on grass to a guy serving bombs, painting lines, serving huge on the big points isn't that surprising.

Sunset of Age
06-24-2010, 12:22 AM
I don't agree with your statement that "prime" Federer would not have lost a set to this guy. He was serving bombs basically the entire match. Yeah I agree that Fed's ROS has regressed but losing a TB on grass to a guy serving bombs, painting lines, serving huge on the big points isn't that surprising.

Well like I said, I didn't see all too much of this match, but still I hold on to my opinion that prime Feds wouldn't have given away that 2nd set TB by truly lame-ass returning like he did there. :shrug:
Playing a #151 on the ATP ranking list, however well he did on his serve, isn't like playing a Roddick, Soderling, Berdych or even a Karlovic... :o

nobama
06-24-2010, 12:24 AM
Well like I said, I didn't see all too much of this match, but still I hold on to my opinion that prime Feds wouldn't have given away that 2nd set TB by truly lame-ass returning like he did there. :shrug:
Playing a #151 on the ATP ranking list, however well he did on his serve, isn't like playing a Roddick, Soderling, Berdych or even a Karlovic... :oBS. He's played all those guys many times before. Knows their games quite well. Never played this guy before today. Guy was painting the lines on important points. Not saying Fed should have lost the 2nd set TB, but I can see how it could happen.

Sunset of Age
06-24-2010, 12:28 AM
BS. He's played all those guys many times before. Knows their games quite well. Never played this guy before today. Guy was painting the lines on important points. Not saying Fed should have lost the 2nd set TB, but I can see how it could happen.

You seemed to have missed my point. Any of these guys who 'he knows so well' might well have ousted him today with Fed's current level of playing.
Anyways, I hope I will turn out to be wrong, and I am still hoping he'll manage to pick it up during the remainder of the tournament.

ORGASMATRON
06-24-2010, 12:35 AM
Well like I said, I didn't see all too much of this match, but still I hold on to my opinion that prime Feds wouldn't have given away that 2nd set TB by truly lame-ass returning like he did there. :shrug:
Playing a #151 on the ATP ranking list, however well he did on his serve, isn't like playing a Roddick, Soderling, Berdych or even a Karlovic... :o

i think over analyze too much. this is only second round and he played a guy who would have given anyone problems on the day. if you are a fan then just be happy he won.

Sunset of Age
06-24-2010, 12:44 AM
i think over analyze too much. this is only second round and he played a guy who would have given anyone problems on the day. if you are a fan then just be happy he won.

Of course I am glad that he won! But I don't wear the proverbial Pink Glasses enabling me to ignore seeing the obvious signs of a steep decline in the quality of Fed's game... too bad, I suppose. :o

NADALbULLS
06-24-2010, 12:47 AM
Federer gives a lot of cheap points away on his serve these days. Bozoljac isn't even the ideal returner, yet he got plenty of lookins. The kind of form Federer is in is ideal for Hewitt to beat him. Also ideal for Roddick because it is very hard to beat Roddick if you aren't 100% sure of holding your own serve.

ORGASMATRON
06-24-2010, 12:49 AM
Federer gives a lot of cheap points away on his serve these days. Bozoljac isn't even the ideal returner, yet he got plenty of lookins. The kind of form Federer is in is ideal for Hewitt to beat him. Also ideal for Roddick because it is very hard to beat Roddick if you aren't 100% sure of holding your own serve.

federer will **** both hewitt and roddick like he always has in slams.

now go back your nadal thread.

ORGASMATRON
06-24-2010, 12:51 AM
Of course I am glad that he won! But I don't wear the proverbial Pink Glasses enabling me to ignore seeing the obvious signs of a steep decline in the quality of Fed's game... too bad, I suppose. :o

federer has been declining since 2007. its old news. yet on a good day he is still able to knife through a slam draw, as was evident at the AO this year.

Jimnik
06-24-2010, 12:57 AM
Bad day for Serbia.

Fedbot will still win Wimbledon. Berdych and Roddick will be so frustrated they can't play him when he's having days like these.

NADALbULLS
06-24-2010, 01:14 AM
federer will **** both hewitt and roddick like he always has in slams.

now go back your nadal thread.

Sounds like Federer's form is ****** you, bitterness rules you.

SERVivor
06-24-2010, 02:02 AM
I'm not a diehard Federer nor detractor who thinks he is fading fast. Several factors made this a close match. Bozo has a huge serve and a weird ball toss. I think any returner would have had trouble reading it. Also, his first serve percentage was very high in the sets that went to tiebreaks. Fed was able to break a few times when the first serve percentage would drop. Secondly, Bozo is much more talented than his #151 ranking would indicate. For a big guy, he can move pretty well, and his two handed back hand was very good. The commentators said he lookde like he had top 50 ability. Bozo's main draw back was an ability to get even average second serves back into play. He ripped a few flashy return winners, but was inconsisten in returning. I think Federer played well. He was never broken and was simply up against a talented, inspired player, who's best surface is obviously grass. Sure, a good returner could break Federer a few times, but Fed will also be able to break his opponents. I honestly see only Nadal as a threat. Maybe Murray, if the pressure of playing in England doesn't get to him like it probably will.

abraxas21
06-24-2010, 02:08 AM
Get you stuff together, Federer. You're not getting past the QF playing like this.

ORGASMATRON
06-24-2010, 02:11 AM
I'm not a diehard Federer nor detractor who thinks he is fading fast. Several factors made this a close match. Bozo has a huge serve and a weird ball toss. I think any returner would have had trouble reading it. Also, his first serve percentage was very high in the sets that went to tiebreaks. Fed was able to break a few times when the first serve percentage would drop. Secondly, Bozo is much more talented than his #151 ranking would indicate. For a big guy, he can move pretty well, and his two handed back hand was very good. The commentators said he lookde like he had top 50 ability. Bozo's main draw back was an ability to get even average second serves back into play. He ripped a few flashy return winners, but was inconsisten in returning. I think Federer played well. He was never broken and was simply up against a talented, inspired player, who's best surface is obviously grass. Sure, a good returner could break Federer a few times, but Fed will also be able to break his opponents. I honestly see only Nadal as a threat. Maybe Murray, if the pressure of playing in England doesn't get to him like it probably will.

sense on MTF :eek: who is this imposter?

HarryMan
06-24-2010, 02:24 AM
I'm not a diehard Federer nor detractor who thinks he is fading fast. Several factors made this a close match. Bozo has a huge serve and a weird ball toss. I think any returner would have had trouble reading it. Also, his first serve percentage was very high in the sets that went to tiebreaks. Fed was able to break a few times when the first serve percentage would drop. Secondly, Bozo is much more talented than his #151 ranking would indicate. For a big guy, he can move pretty well, and his two handed back hand was very good. The commentators said he lookde like he had top 50 ability. Bozo's main draw back was an ability to get even average second serves back into play. He ripped a few flashy return winners, but was inconsisten in returning. I think Federer played well. He was never broken and was simply up against a talented, inspired player, who's best surface is obviously grass. Sure, a good returner could break Federer a few times, but Fed will also be able to break his opponents. I honestly see only Nadal as a threat. Maybe Murray, if the pressure of playing in England doesn't get to him like it probably will.

Federer's return of serve is very passive. A better returner today wouldn't have had as much problem with Bozo's serve as Federer had. This is his major weakness in today's game. He needs to be aggressive on his returns. He isn't defending his title playing such passive ROS tennis.

Arkulari
06-24-2010, 03:11 AM
http://i47.tinypic.com/2h82vti.jpg

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0fIb7610hc9W4/1000x.jpg

is his thigh bandage? I didn't see him with a bandage in the Falla match :unsure:

Hewitt =Legend
06-24-2010, 03:21 AM
Who the hell is Roger Federer?

.-Federers_Mate-.
06-24-2010, 04:27 AM
better to play poorly now, than later on in the tourney. He will make quarters at the very worse

Turquoise
06-24-2010, 04:32 AM
Federer's opponents are taking exception to being referred to as cup-cakes. Good on Falla and Bozoljak for offering some resistance although the end result is predictable.

Kuhne
06-24-2010, 07:14 AM
Hard to think of anything driving Fed now, he's done it all and has the slam record, he is at 16 and will probably win one or two more down the line, no one will reach this record in at least 2 or 3 generations.. the only thing that kept him going was his semifinals record but that's gone now so that isn't an issue anymore.... He should seriously take some time off to enjoy his twins and time with Mirka then come back fresh and will certainly do better than he is now.

Deivid23
06-24-2010, 07:22 AM
Great win for #2 :yeah:

Roamed
06-24-2010, 08:01 AM
is his thigh bandage? I didn't see him with a bandage in the Falla match :unsure:

Pretty sure he didn't have one in R1 :scratch: If anything's happened it was probably during practice, he said he was "perfect" after the actual R1 match.

Hope whatever it is goes away soonish.

MarcelJordan
06-24-2010, 08:10 AM
This negativity about Fed is unwarranted in particular for this match. Only 13 unforced errors to a very respectable 69 winners. Bozojlac was inspired and his serve speed was faster than A-Rod's albeit not as consistent (72% to 64%). But 102 winners for Bozojlac. They're coming at Fed but certainly a better result/effort allround.


MJ

henke007
06-24-2010, 08:25 AM
Fed didn't get broken the whole match

Sophocles
06-24-2010, 09:50 AM
Many players have played great matches against Roger in the past. Its nothing new. And today, like many times in the past, he kind of gutted through.

It is new for Federer to be struggling against players outside the Top 50 in the early rounds of Wimbledon.

gorgo1986
06-24-2010, 09:59 AM
Bozo is one of the most talented guys to never reach his potential. His game is ideal for grass and when he is on he can be a very difficult opponent. He should be at least top 50 but unfortunately he has never really believed in his own abilities. Its a shame, if he had taken Federer to 5, he would have won. Good news is Ilija is only 24 years old and he still has some time to do something in the future. Wish him loads of luck!!!

Good fight by Roger in the fourth.

Vida
06-24-2010, 10:23 AM
fed is ripe for plucking.

NADALbULLS
06-24-2010, 10:31 AM
Hard to think of anything driving Fed now, he's done it all and has the slam record, he is at 16 and will probably win one or two more down the line, no one will reach this record in at least 2 or 3 generations.. the only thing that kept him going was his semifinals record but that's gone now so that isn't an issue anymore.... He should seriously take some time off to enjoy his twins and time with Mirka then come back fresh and will certainly do better than he is now.

I agree time to lay back on the couch and watch Nadal win everything. It's a lot less painful than watching Nadal win everything from the podium runner-up view.

Mike_Hunt
06-24-2010, 11:00 AM
Wow Federer is playing like shit. :lol: Too bad Faila couldn't finish him off. Now we're stuck with him shitting through the draw like this.

samanosuke
06-24-2010, 11:12 AM
The biggest problem isn't that Federer is playing really bad . He isn't playing like in 2006 or 2007 but not awful . The problem for him is that he lost his aura and now almost every player believes that he can beat Roger and he gets on the court and hitting the ball without pressure and with believe . At his peak Roger hasn't played so much better than he is playing now . Difference is that guys like Falla , Montanes , Soderling or Gulbis two or there year ago have arrived on the court with set or two down . Now the situation is changed

Another RogFan
06-24-2010, 11:36 AM
The biggest problem isn't that Federer is playing really bad . He isn't playing like in 2006 or 2007 but not awful . The problem for him is that he lost his aura and now almost every player believes that he can beat Roger and he gets on the court and hitting the ball without pressure and with believe . At his peak Roger hasn't played so much better than he is playing now . Difference is that guys like Falla , Montanes , Soderling or Gulbis two or there year ago have arrived on the court with set or two down . Now the situation is changed

Correct! Actually now he is on the top level as the other from top 8. He lost the distance but his game is still there - he is trying to play economically as he usually did at early GS rounds.

A_Skywalker
06-24-2010, 11:40 AM
Correct! Actually now he is on the top level as the other from top 8. He lost the distance but his game is still there - he is trying to play economically as he usually did at early GS rounds.

I wouldnt call two 3 hours long matches economically.
If it was Nadal people would start to talk that he would tire, but why I don see this for Federer, he is 28 and he plays more defensively these days, runnig more than his opponents.

Commander Data
06-24-2010, 11:59 AM
Boris Becker (who is a friend of Roger) said that Federers level of play dropped by about 15% since AO. I think that is a pretty accurate statement. Fed might still win if everything goes his way. But only a blind man can deny that he is declining.

ORGASMATRON
06-24-2010, 01:49 PM
i just want roger to win wimbledon so he can shut everyone up once more, including some of his fans. if he does he would have already won 2 slams this year with one of his favorites to come.

NADALbULLS
06-24-2010, 03:12 PM
i just want roger to win wimbledon so he can shut everyone up once more, including some of his fans. if he does he would have already won 2 slams this year with one of his favorites to come.

I can see why you say this, because of Federer loses to Nadal again at Wimbledon it will solidify Nadal as the best of this current era, and it will tell us that last year was only possible for Federer because Nadal was absent. That would be pretty hard for Federer to take, and even harder for his fans.

Silvester
06-24-2010, 04:36 PM
fail. Fed is GOAT. Nadal is Much younger and Will be the best of HIS Era.

Another RogFan
06-24-2010, 05:05 PM
I can see why you say this, because of Federer loses to Nadal again at Wimbledon it will solidify Nadal as the best of this current era, and it will tell us that last year was only possible for Federer because Nadal was absent. That would be pretty hard for Federer to take, and even harder for his fans.

Be carefull! " Start da Game" hates competion.

Plus there is real life out there. Easy man!

ORGASMATRON
06-24-2010, 05:15 PM
Be carefull! " Start da Game" hates competion.

Plus there is real life out there. Easy man!

:lol:

NADALbULLS
06-24-2010, 05:15 PM
fail. Fed is GOAT. Nadal is Much younger and Will be the best of HIS Era.

He's only GOAT because Nadal is only 24-years-old. Federer will be the briefest GOAT of all-time.

Matt01
06-24-2010, 06:20 PM
i just want roger to win wimbledon so he can shut everyone up once more, including some of his fans. if he does he would have already won 2 slams this year with one of his favorites to come.


Will you rub his win into the faces of the Rafa fans again like you always do (except when you are banned)?

sanshisan
06-25-2010, 11:54 AM
Bozo is one of the most talented guys to never reach his potential. His game is ideal for grass and when he is on he can be a very difficult opponent. He should be at least top 50 but unfortunately he has never really believed in his own abilities. Its a shame, if he had taken Federer to 5, he would have won. Good news is Ilija is only 24 years old and he still has some time to do something in the future. Wish him loads of luck!!!

Good fight by Roger in the fourth.

Well done.

Bozo had a chance to show what he could do against the best in the world and the world was not disappointed. This match will inspire Bozo to move up the ranks. Clearly he was having the time of his life.

dabeast
06-25-2010, 12:34 PM
Boris Becker (who is a friend of Roger) said that Federers level of play dropped by about 15% since AO. I think that is a pretty accurate statement. Fed might still win if everything goes his way. But only a blind man can deny that he is declining.

Fed's been declining since 2007. True Fed fans see that, dunno why you have to repeat yourself. After back to back losses to Canas in IW and Miami, something just didn't seem right after.

i just want roger to win wimbledon so he can shut everyone up once more, including some of his fans. if he does he would have already won 2 slams this year with one of his favorites to come.

doesn't matter how many more slams he wins, the rubbish media is still gonna come up with bs like "Fed, Greatest of all time, second best of his Era". just have to get used to pple writing shit like that and then bringing up the negative h2h vs nadal to validate.

fail. Fed is GOAT. Nadal is Much younger and Will be the best of HIS Era.

so what if Nadal is the best of his era? that's not saying much. Compare Fed's generation to Nadal's. Huge gap in talent i say.

ORGASMATRON
06-25-2010, 01:30 PM
Fed's been declining since 2007. True Fed fans see that, dunno why you have to repeat yourself. After back to back losses to Canas in IW and Miami, something just didn't seem right after.



doesn't matter how many more slams he wins, the rubbish media is still gonna come up with bs like "Fed, Greatest of all time, second best of his Era". just have to get used to pple writing shit like that and then bringing up the negative h2h vs nadal to validate.



so what if Nadal is the best of his era? that's not saying much. Compare Fed's generation to Nadal's. Huge gap in talent i say.

oh i dont even think about that era crap much tbh. i just like it every time he proves critics wrong. its one of the best things about being a fedfan :drool:

ossie
06-25-2010, 01:48 PM
Fed's been declining since 2007. True Fed fans see that, dunno why you have to repeat yourself. After back to back losses to Canas in IW and Miami, something just didn't seem right after.



doesn't matter how many more slams he wins, the rubbish media is still gonna come up with bs like "Fed, Greatest of all time, second best of his Era". just have to get used to pple writing shit like that and then bringing up the negative h2h vs nadal to validate.



so what if Nadal is the best of his era? that's not saying much. Compare Fed's generation to Nadal's. Huge gap in talent i say.murray,djokovic and delpotro would wipe the floor with feds generation :haha:

Voo de Mar
08-07-2010, 06:33 PM
Federer with winning 4th set tie-break has overcome Ivanisevic in the ranking of players who won the most tie-breaks in history. Only Sampras is ahead of Federer in this stats, and the Swiss needs 52 winning tie-breaks more to overcome Pistol Pete. I guess should be tough, Fed needs approximately another good three years...

TennisOnWood
08-07-2010, 06:43 PM
He is still with good chance of making it

cocrcici
08-07-2010, 07:10 PM
http://i37.tinypic.com/15d8isp.gif

Certinfy
08-07-2010, 07:12 PM
This Serbian playboy is good, hopefully he qualifies for Toronto.

cocrcici
08-07-2010, 07:14 PM
This Serbian playboy is good, hopefully he qualifies for Toronto.

I wouldn't count on it :o

TennisOnWood
08-07-2010, 07:42 PM
He lost.. easily