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ShotmaKer
06-30-2010, 03:45 PM
good stuff from Berdych. hope he can keep it up now and does not mug up in his next match.

azinna
06-30-2010, 03:46 PM
Berdych did it! Knew he could. Played within himself and kept the pressure on. Widening any developing cracks in Federer's game.

Sean.
06-30-2010, 03:46 PM
So happy for him, I was sure he was going to choke. :bounce:

Shirogane
06-30-2010, 03:46 PM
Magnificent stuff Tomás. Please DON'T screw up in the next round!

Loved that smile at 30-all, ahah.

Mario Sharapov
06-30-2010, 03:46 PM
:woohoo:

tennis2tennis
06-30-2010, 03:46 PM
deserved win from Berdych; hope he keeps it up

Mechlan
06-30-2010, 03:46 PM
Good stuff Berdman, held it together enough at the end to cross the finish line.

orangehat
06-30-2010, 03:46 PM
Federer's returns :tape:

jonny84
06-30-2010, 03:46 PM
Good for Berdych...................we all kind of knew sadly that Federer could not keep his game at Wimbledon forever........

dodo
06-30-2010, 03:46 PM
mugerer

bad gambler
06-30-2010, 03:46 PM
Well played sir

docking34
06-30-2010, 03:46 PM
epic match of the decade

miura
06-30-2010, 03:47 PM
Most undeserving and lucky victory this year. What a dismal level of tennis Federer produced.

Watch Berdshit crash out in the semi.

Taniaaa
06-30-2010, 03:47 PM
YES YES YES!!!!:hearts::hearts::woohoo:

I LOVE YOU TOMAS!!!!!!:woohoo::inlove::woohoo:

GasquetFan
06-30-2010, 03:47 PM
WOW, Tomas! :worship:

Now I can almost forgive you for that AO match against Roger!

Silvester
06-30-2010, 03:47 PM
guaranteed birdman does nothing next round.

Action Jackson
06-30-2010, 03:47 PM
Excellent performance from Berdych, well deserved victory for the big man. Hope he can carry it through.

Congrats to all the long term Berdych fans and dedicated to bilbo.

tennis2tennis
06-30-2010, 03:47 PM
epic match of the decade

nah that'd be the rafa-roger 2008 match...

Huntress555
06-30-2010, 03:47 PM
Tomas :worship::woohoo:

Oh well Fed.

straitup
06-30-2010, 03:48 PM
Great forehand to finish off the match :worship:

Roger was pretty crappy today, let's see if he rebounds alright for the US Open

TheBoiledEgg
06-30-2010, 03:48 PM
wow Tomas :bolt: :eek: :)
now take out that faker

at least the QF streak goes on :o Roger ....... time is running out

rommel99
06-30-2010, 03:48 PM
Vamoooooooooooooooooooooooos Tomas Berdych!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Win Wimbledon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Smasher
06-30-2010, 03:48 PM
Good stuff from Berdych :yeah: Well deserved win

Deivid23
06-30-2010, 03:48 PM
yessssssssss Tomas :yeah:

Polikarpov
06-30-2010, 03:48 PM
Roger's serve, forehand and returns are just disgusting. But kudos to Berdych. He really played well.

Young 8
06-30-2010, 03:48 PM
Most undeserving and lucky victory this year.


lol

TennisAddicted
06-30-2010, 03:48 PM
dedicated to all clowns!
great stuff tomas :D

RIboy
06-30-2010, 03:48 PM
yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeees :worship::worship::worship::woohoo:

clandis
06-30-2010, 03:48 PM
Great job. I was sure he would choke.

alter ego
06-30-2010, 03:48 PM
Damn it Roger. You played so bad.

Noleta
06-30-2010, 03:48 PM
Roger:bigcry:What was that return on BP?

Anyway,didn't see the whole match,congratulations to Tomas:yeah:

Gutted for Roger:sad:

scarecrows
06-30-2010, 03:49 PM
fantastic :worship:

dedicated to bilbo and the likes

Jaz
06-30-2010, 03:49 PM
Sasly Federer is in decline. He has moment of brilliant, but the consistency is gone. The First serve is ineffective, his play during key point is a problem.

Forehand just can't deliver the goods anymore.
Backhand just doesn't cope with the pressure.

Returning, by far the thing that is getting worse!!!!
Movement, one step too slow.

naomie70
06-30-2010, 03:49 PM
Great win for Thomas! I have nothing against Roger, but so happy Thomas won! :woohoo:

shadows
06-30-2010, 03:49 PM
Epic epic match by Tomas, well deserved win.

federernadalfan
06-30-2010, 03:49 PM
just too strong from birdman

TennisOnWood
06-30-2010, 03:49 PM
Rafa is the Year end Number 1 player :worship:

Beat the clown in next round Tomas.. please

Bargearse
06-30-2010, 03:49 PM
Berdych played all over Federer - made him look slow and really ordinary. Berdych served well, Federer did not. Berdych looked like a rabbit out there for a big man, running balls down, doing the splits, getting balls back into play, breaking serve.... just a great performance and I'm so very glad for him that he didn't choke and gift the match to Federer like so many before him. The passion is sadly lacking in Federer's game - the magic is gone. Shame. Hope he can do something to get the motivation back - maybe get a coach or something.

Humerus
06-30-2010, 03:49 PM
Can't wait to see Fed bitching in the press conference like a third-rate Serena:hearts:. Gurl knows he's OVA.

Azurebi
06-30-2010, 03:49 PM
I really, really enjoyed the match....

Tomas :hatoff:

fanfare
06-30-2010, 03:50 PM
Sad to watch Federer play these days :(

Har-Tru
06-30-2010, 03:50 PM
Excellent tennis from Tomas Berdych. Well done.

rocketassist
06-30-2010, 03:50 PM
Fantastic performance from Berdych, absolutely perfect ballstriking from start to finish, really overpowered the old man.

Roger Federer, Wimbledon legend, it was always going to end at some point- fantastic record and it took something special to finally end his final streak. Hats off to the man :yeah:

malisha
06-30-2010, 03:50 PM
Tomaš sine moj

fabolous
06-30-2010, 03:50 PM
well done berdych, his semifinal streak is now at 2.

good tournament for the world #2.

Arkulari
06-30-2010, 03:50 PM
Congratulations to Berdych, the better player won today :yeah:

Everyone thinking Roger could be super awesome forever, but he's declining, it is normal, has happened to every great champ ;)

swebright
06-30-2010, 03:50 PM
Ugh ............ Not supposed to be.
Nole can beat Nadal in final.

johnny_dhk
06-30-2010, 03:50 PM
Federina sucks balls. I'm sooooooooooooooooooooooo happy

ReturnWinner
06-30-2010, 03:50 PM
Finally lol, Congrats Berdych I didn't think He was going to serve the match out but He finally did. I am sure the match in miami where He beat Federer helped him a lot today.

Snoo Foo
06-30-2010, 03:51 PM
http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc179/SnooFoo828/emoticon/tinykrazee.png

austyphoon
06-30-2010, 03:51 PM
Well played Thomas!!

When fed squandered 4 break points at 3-2 I knew TB would take it, Once again Federer's doesn't convert his break points.

Big_Juicy
06-30-2010, 03:51 PM
Beatdown :worship:

Tsongation
06-30-2010, 03:51 PM
Federer & Venus are DONE!!!

Thanos
06-30-2010, 03:51 PM
:woohoo::bigclap::yippee:

too big this berdych!!

ORGASMATRON
06-30-2010, 03:51 PM
too good from berdych. federer :retard:

Bargearse
06-30-2010, 03:51 PM
Fantastic performance from Berdych, absolutely perfect ballstriking from start to finish, really overpowered the old man.

Roger Federer, Wimbledon legend, it was always going to end at some point- fantastic record and it took something special to finally end his final streak. Hats off to the man :yeah:

Guess Federer kind of did it to Sampras a number of years ago and now it's been done to him. What comes around.... Fed has lost his mojo at the moment.

Commander Data
06-30-2010, 03:51 PM
Birdy is the deserved winner. The one that goes for the shots and makes the plays shall win.

Fed to passive, keeping the ball in play won't win you any more Slams, old man.

Federer just hasn't the needed bite in his game anymore to win the big matches.
I still believe he can come back and win a Slam but the dominant old Fed is gone.


:sad::sad::sad:

FUCH IT ROG!!! you had all the chances in the 4th....

Diprosalic
06-30-2010, 03:51 PM
it's cool. federers dominance is over. he still can win majors if he plays well for 2 weeks, maybe 1 or 2 more.

ShotmaKer
06-30-2010, 03:52 PM
That was for Certinfy :D Hope we can see a Berdych-Soderling final now.

l_mac
06-30-2010, 03:52 PM
Henman close to tears.

Good luck on Friday, Berdych :scared:

TennisAddicted
06-30-2010, 03:52 PM
where's clown ORGASMATRON??????
:)))))))))

Kip
06-30-2010, 03:52 PM
Tomas! :yeah:
Roger. :hug:

peteroger
06-30-2010, 03:52 PM
somehow it reminds me of the match Pete lost to Roger
Roger looks old, as I do

Dan_Abnormal
06-30-2010, 03:53 PM
I actually think maybe Roger would have better lost in that first round scare.Maybe he needed a shock THAT strong to get his game back.
By the way I really hate the late success boring,tall,flat-all-bashers,serve-bots (soderling,berdych,....) are having and hope it ends real soon.If this fashion becomes a tennis era,the only tennis I'll be watching will be on my VHS.

GasquetFan
06-30-2010, 03:53 PM
well done berdych, his semifinal streak is now at 2.

good tournament for the world #2.

Roger's streak in trouble?

Diprosalic
06-30-2010, 03:53 PM
he just plays like a regular top 10 player now.

djb84xi
06-30-2010, 03:53 PM
That was unreal. Way to go Tomas!!!!!! That was the best win of his career and what a time to come up big at a slam. I'm glad he's finally fulfilling his potential. Huge win!!!! I'm not a fan of Roger's but I wish him better luck next time.

Ben.
06-30-2010, 03:53 PM
Wow, very very impresed with Tomas, just too good. When he went break point down at the end then I feared for him but he held it together, all credit to him.

lazybear
06-30-2010, 03:53 PM
What can you say, well deserved. Roger, take some time off, and come back with a little better mindset, you're not that old... :)

FERLKE
06-30-2010, 03:54 PM
Bravo! :bigclap::yeah::woohoo:

swebright
06-30-2010, 03:54 PM
I am just happy that other top players are playing to their potential.

Robin is an inspiration. Tomas was encouraged by what Robin has done so far. I am happy for him.

Will there be a new champion this year. As long as it's not Rafa, I'll be very happy. Sad it won't be Andy Roddick.

kindling
06-30-2010, 03:54 PM
Congrats Berdych, sad for Roger. The lower guys are really taking it to the uppers.

Billups85
06-30-2010, 03:54 PM
This gives Nadal de Year End #1

stebs
06-30-2010, 03:55 PM
Federer was passive throughout and it was good to see that it didn't cut it today. Berdych stepped up and unusual that a forehand other than Federer's was the decisive factor but that's the way it was. Great performance and career best performance at Wimbledon to go with the one at the French. Mature :yeah:

Voo de Mar
06-30-2010, 03:55 PM
Federer's first set lost on grass "1-6" since Notthingam 2000 (Fromberg).

Rafaspin
06-30-2010, 03:56 PM
Fed :sad:

Well done Berdych.

rocketassist
06-30-2010, 03:56 PM
Henman close to tears.

Good luck on Friday, Berdych :scared:

I'm as :scared: as you!

TennisOnWood
06-30-2010, 03:56 PM
Federer's first set lost on grass "1-6" since Notthingam 2000 (Fromberg).

And this says a lot too

Aaric
06-30-2010, 03:56 PM
Oh my fucking god??

kooties
06-30-2010, 03:57 PM
it's ok Roger.

16 is a fucking sexy number anyway.

Commander Data
06-30-2010, 03:58 PM
Whenever Federer has a BP, he hits the return into the net...If it is a crucial moment 100% certain.

I now officially support Nadal!! C'mon Rafa kill Sod, kill them all!

MrChopin
06-30-2010, 03:58 PM
fucking smelly little sluts on court 1 cheering like mad when match result came up :retard:

:lol:

Fed needs to work on his game. No more "We'll see at USO." He needs to do it now, not another 6 month layover. His movement is bad and FH cannot penetrate through grass anymore and his 2nd serve is a liability against tall guys. This match was a lot closer than some think, Fed dropping the topspin BH and bringing out the slice near the end, also going for more on FH to earn breakpoints in several late games, but he couldn't pull the trigger to secure one. In part, that was Berdych serving big when he needed it and showing some variety. Hopefully Berdych can handle Nole in a few days.

Firmly behind Murray now.

Arkulari
06-30-2010, 03:58 PM
One has to feel for Duck, he could have won this year with Roger out of the way :o

Haters now nursing a semi :lol:

The Magician
06-30-2010, 03:58 PM
Last game showed the entire match. BP to probably win in 5, and Roger dumps a super easy fh return into the net. Berdych was by far the better player, and Roger couldn't get his shots in at all or expose Berdych's mobility or height. Terrible performance, but Berdy totally deserved it.

This is Murray's best chance to win Wimbledon so far, especially since it looks like Nadal is going out next. Would like Berdych to realize his full potential but I think he's going out next round :o

Bargearse
06-30-2010, 03:58 PM
he just plays like a regular top 10 player now.

He's playing like he did before he won his first slam... if only marginally better. Fact is, something is missing from his game - maybe the love is gone. Oh well, he could walk away now and it would be perfectly okay. I'd rather that then see him decline any further.

EternalxJourney
06-30-2010, 03:58 PM
It's so sad to see Roger playing like shit. He deserves to get spanked. Well done to Tomas, great to see him playing up to his potential.

johnny_dhk
06-30-2010, 03:59 PM
Federina is the biggest loser of all time. Hahahahahhahahhaha

@Sweet Cleopatra
06-30-2010, 03:59 PM
He played so good, deserved to win, good luck to Federer in next tours.

Horatius
06-30-2010, 03:59 PM
dedicated to all clowns!
great stuff tomas :D

Take it!

malisha
06-30-2010, 03:59 PM
absolutely disgusting Federer in 2010, fucking retarded idiot hasnt got a clue how to play pressure tennis anymore

cant even return a 2nd serve to save his life, just fuck off into retirement with your wife and kids Federer you piece of shit

this sholud teach Federer not to celebrate like he did in AO 2009 when Tomaš choked

he paid the price today

hell learn next time

Polikarpov
06-30-2010, 04:00 PM
I can't believe that Djokovic will actually have a big shot at winning this!:sobbing:

scoobs
06-30-2010, 04:00 PM
The rot has definitely started to set in now.

Down to #3 next week and he's been playing no better than that since Australia.

Bargearse
06-30-2010, 04:01 PM
He played so good, deserved to win, good luck to Federer in next tours.

maybe fed should play some challengers to get his confidence back;).

Edith09
06-30-2010, 04:01 PM
WOW. Our boy has finally grown up. And I thought he was without chance...

Arkulari
06-30-2010, 04:01 PM
Federina is the biggest loser of all time. Hahahahahhahahhaha

http://techbuddha.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/vader-fail.jpg.

:wavey: :wavey:

Commander Data
06-30-2010, 04:02 PM
Fed might need to take a real break, regroup, find his hunger again or maybe retire. He is not playing bad but just not like RF anymore.

The Magician
06-30-2010, 04:02 PM
Amazing how when the fall comes it comes so fast. All these insane h2hs getting reversed, all these records falling in a matter of months, Fed sucking on all surfaces, etc. Roger hope you can collect yourself and realize your limitations to get a few GS more out of your old body.

Sunset of Age
06-30-2010, 04:03 PM
Fantastic performance by Tomas, it wasn't just his great serving, but about everything in his game worked well today, passing shots, great FHs, ROS, etc. Federer barely got any chance to do something back (and if he did, he blew it :o). Intelligent tactics too, and no brainfarting - but that's something I've been noticing about the fellow for quite a while now. He's upped so much in the mental department, looks like he's finally meeting the expectations set upon him from a very young age. Well-deserved congrats! :hatoff: :yeah:
I only hope he won't blow it against Djoko now - please, go all the way, Tomas! :rocker2:

Feds... it's sad to see, but your Great Days are genuinely OVAH. :sad:
Oh well. All good things come to an end, eventually.
But where's the passion gone? Why all those idiotic lame ROS on 2nd serves? Forgot the memo that said, "2nd serve = ATTACK!!!"? :confused:
I wonder if we'll be seeing a change in attitude from him now, if he'll continue playing as sulky and slow, or whether a bit of the fire might return... somehow I doubt it.

@Sweet Cleopatra
06-30-2010, 04:03 PM
Federina is the biggest loser of all time. Hahahahahhahahhaha

Dont be a hater, Federer is the most champion with Slams :cool:

nsidhan
06-30-2010, 04:04 PM
No more hope for Roger for the rest of the year. He won 1 Slam. He is done for the year. Nice try he will win USO'10.

Berdych-Soderling final.

moonxyz
06-30-2010, 04:04 PM
Mwahaha haha. hopefilly this pushes FEDEX to retire. Love me some upsets. :)

Hopefully Rafa and Murray are next....

JolánGagó
06-30-2010, 04:05 PM
Bwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwaaaaahahahahahahahahahahahaha ha

Eggsister
06-30-2010, 04:06 PM
Federer looked obviously sick and pale out there today, I wonder if he's got some illness.

Rafaspin
06-30-2010, 04:06 PM
I didn't see the match, can some non tard give me a brief explanation of what happened?

Vida
06-30-2010, 04:07 PM
bit sad to see fed lose here, berydich should have choked but that would not help him. I see no other reason than complacency, he gets it tough to motivate now that he's over the bar. also I feel fed slowly gets hooked into being a commentator, public person and that might make him feel cozy and hard to get out of and back into competing :shrug:

Jagermeister
06-30-2010, 04:08 PM
I really didn't think Berdych could do it. Great result for him. Hopefully this becomes a more consistent thing with him. Much like Safin, Berdych could get frustrating to watch

Federer's return game has really deteriorated.

samanosuke
06-30-2010, 04:09 PM
Federror was in town and Berdych still needed enormous luck to win . Bad sign for Tomas

kobulingam
06-30-2010, 04:09 PM
Federer looked obviously sick and pale out there today, I wonder if he's got some illness.

To me it seemed like he had an injured lower body. He was limping sometimes between points and stretching by squatting too.

Rafaspin
06-30-2010, 04:10 PM
This is pathetic, i've scanned this thread and seen mostly nothing but fed bashing and mocking.

It's a bit sad for me personally, i still thought Fed would be a sure thing for at least 2 or 3 slam finals until the end of 2011. These players beating him can be thankful Jesus fed is 2 years gone.

Commander Data
06-30-2010, 04:11 PM
I didn't see the match, can some non tard give me a brief explanation of what happened?

Birdy played very well. Fed played fairly well too, when it counted Fed's level instead of going to great dropped to medicore. Like in the final service game, has BP Birdy getting tight, 2nd serve, easy return, Fed dumps FH return into net. that sums it up nicely.

Action Jackson
06-30-2010, 04:12 PM
I didn't see the match, can some non tard give me a brief explanation of what happened?

Berdych played an excellent standard of tennis. Hitting well and cleanly off both sides, even had a bit of variation.

Federer was passive at times, used his slice backhand only sparingly when Berdych was hitting through him and his forehand was over the place, due to he is a step slower these days and naturally that is going to impact on the length of his shots. Berdych was aggressive and clearly was better today.

Commander Data
06-30-2010, 04:13 PM
This is pathetic, i've scanned this thread and seen mostly nothing but fed bashing and mocking.

It's a bit sad for me personally, i still thought Fed would be a sure thing for at least 2 or 3 slam finals until the end of 2011. These players beating him can be thankful Jesus fed is 2 years gone.

Fedtards (like me) are spoiled and the real haters join the party.

Bibberz
06-30-2010, 04:13 PM
Bwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwaaaaahahahahahahahahahahahaha ha

+1

The Magician
06-30-2010, 04:15 PM
Lotta clowns showing up in this thread. Must be tough to be a Fed hater, you've had to wait for years to post :wavey:

Arkulari
06-30-2010, 04:15 PM
Birdy played very well. Fed played fairly well too, when it counted Fed's level instead of going to great dropped to medicore. Like in the final service game, has BP Birdy getting tight, 2nd serve, easy return, Fed dumps FH return into net. that sums it up nicely.

Berdych played an excellent standard of tennis. Hitting well and cleanly off both sides, even had a bit of variation.

Federer was passive at times, used his slice backhand only sparingly when Berdych was hitting through him and his forehand was over the place, due to he is a step slower these days and naturally that is going to impact on the length of his shots. Berdych was aggressive and clearly was better today.

thanks guys :yeah:

the funniest thing is to watch the haters rejoicing, as if everything Roger has done will be erased for his performance of late :spit:

Leo
06-30-2010, 04:15 PM
One of the best and most complete matches of his career. His play in the second half of the fourth set, from 3-3, 0-40, was just stunning. What offense AND defense. His defense-to-offense saved his ass from going down double break point in the last game.

holagirl56
06-30-2010, 04:15 PM
To me it seemed like he had an injured lower body. He was limping sometimes between points and stretching by squatting too.

His thigh had been wrapped prior to the last couple of matches, but in a recent presser he said that it was good/there were no problems. :confused:

Sunset of Age
06-30-2010, 04:15 PM
This is pathetic, i've scanned this thread and seen mostly nothing but fed bashing and mocking.

Try mine, as I don't do bashing: http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=10108817&postcount=102 :)

It's a bit sad for me personally, i still thought Fed would be a sure thing for at least 2 or 3 slam finals until the end of 2011. These players beating him can be thankful Jesus fed is 2 years gone.

It's all the Sampras route from now on. He may pick up one or two more GS titles, if all stars aline, but it might take him a couple of more years to do so, like Sampras at age 31 - if he keeps on playing, of course.

nsidhan
06-30-2010, 04:17 PM
I guess Peter Griffin was right.

BIRD IS THE WORD! :D

Rafaspin
06-30-2010, 04:17 PM
Birdy played very well. Fed played fairly well too, when it counted Fed's level instead of going to great dropped to medicore. Like in the final service game, has BP Birdy getting tight, 2nd serve, easy return, Fed dumps FH return into net. that sums it up nicely.

Yeh feds strength never was his mentality or his ability under pressure, sure he had times to show he had some strength there but mostly such was his game he didn't need those strengths because he blew everyone of the court.

With the drop back from Jesus fed i think we are seeing that mentally federer is not the GOAT.

l_mac
06-30-2010, 04:17 PM
To me it seemed like he had an injured lower body. He was limping sometimes between points and stretching by squatting too.

I agree. I've thought all tournament he had something wrong, because his serve and strokes have lacked power.

Indeed Fed has said at his presser that he is in pain (leg/back)

Polikarpov
06-30-2010, 04:17 PM
Andy Roddick's soul possessed Federror and has become a pusher:sobbing:

.-Federers_Mate-.
06-30-2010, 04:19 PM
ohhhh nooo :sad:

Rafaspin
06-30-2010, 04:19 PM
Lotta clowns showing up in this thread. Must be tough to be a Fed hater, you've had to wait for years to post :wavey:

Rather pathetic isn't it.

I cna only imagine how many TV's they broke 2004-2007. :lol:

K-Fan
06-30-2010, 04:19 PM
yes! :D

samanosuke
06-30-2010, 04:19 PM
It would be a well deserved victory but Berdych over reacted few times . Some volleys like at 3-2 in fourth by which he saved BP or half volley at begging of third spoiled the party . That was really too much

Persimmon
06-30-2010, 04:20 PM
Berdych:hearts:

arm
06-30-2010, 04:20 PM
the commentator of rafa's match is saying that federer mentioned a problem with his right leg and back that has been present for a while now.

is it right?

bluefork
06-30-2010, 04:20 PM
Federer is not the same player he used to be. He doesn't move as well, his return is a lot worse, and he plays the important points horribly.

I used to really enjoy watching Roger play, when he would come up with miraculous shots out nowhere. But these days he isn't even pulling off the makeable shots.

I don't know whether he's physically slowing down, or he's feeling the pressure of the up-and-comers, or if he's got too many distractions off court, or if he is just too stubborn to realize he needs to make some changes.

But there's nothing enjoyable about Federer matches anymore.

Vida
06-30-2010, 04:20 PM
if he plummets all way down till next year, he might take a leave.

Arkulari
06-30-2010, 04:20 PM
Rather pathetic isn't it.

I cna only imagine how many TV's they broke 2004-2007. :lol:

:haha: :haha:

yeah, we should allow them some gloating, after all they had some really bad years :devil:

Roamed
06-30-2010, 04:21 PM
Sorry if it's already been posted, but here's a quote from his presser: "I'm struggling with a back and leg injury, Can't concentrate on every point cause of pain."

I know how this is going to get into an argument about explaining away the loss with an injury. Personally Berdych was too good today and Federer would have had trouble anyway but he's injured so rarely I trust that it had an effect this time. Looked to be having some problems with movement.

Guy Haines
06-30-2010, 04:22 PM
Soemone get Certinfy some smelling salts! :lol:

Berdych finally came of age today. What a nervy final game too. His serve: :help:

Electric show of final respect for Federer from the Centre Court crowd.

The big and beautiful Czech style of tennis is finally delivering on its potential with Berdych and Kvitova. Now if Lucie could have some results at majors I'd be happier.

It's going to be very interesting to see what momentum Berdych carries from this result.

viruzzz
06-30-2010, 04:22 PM
Sad for Roger...
But great stuff by Berdych.
Excelent, I think he could win this wimby, I'm serious.
Federer, 1st seed in grass (He says he had an injurie, I don't believe him, I think he's in a bad moment) defeated by Berdych.
Great job.

arm
06-30-2010, 04:22 PM
Sorry if it's already been posted, but here's a quote from his presser: "I'm struggling with a back and leg injury, Can't concentrate on every point cause of pain."

I know how this is going to get into an argument about explaining away the loss with an injury. Personally Berdych was too good today and Federer would have had trouble anyway but he's injured so rarely I trust that it had an effect this time. Looked to be having some problems with movement.

the commentator here also said that :shrug:

Rafaspin
06-30-2010, 04:24 PM
Federer is not the same player he used to be. He doesn't move as well, his return is a lot worse, and he plays the important points horribly.

I used to really enjoy watching Roger play, when he would come up with miraculous shots out nowhere. But these days he isn't even pulling off the makeable shots.

I don't know whether he's physically slowing down, or he's feeling the pressure of the up-and-comers, or if he's got too many distractions off court, or if he is just too stubborn to realize he needs to make some changes.

But there's nothing enjoyable about Federer matches anymore.

He's a father, He got his FO to complete the CGS and he surpassed Sampras record and has 16 GS. It'd be a tough ask to maintain the fire and desire to the extent he had during his Jesus fed years.

I just hope he takes some time of and finds it inside to have a real last tilt at a couple of GS titles.

tangerine_dream
06-30-2010, 04:24 PM
TR on twitter says:

Federer: "Unhappy the way I'm playing, I'm struggling with a back and leg injury, Can't concentrate on every point cause of pain"

Federer: 'It's not good, healthy 2 play hurt. If I'm healthy I can handle these . They arent going to reinvent selves in year'

Federer: 'Cant wait for Paris and Wimbledon to come around again. People would die to play quarters of Slam. I do think I can dominate again'

Federer being sarcastic, asked if Murray has it made now: "He’s got an easy ride. Djokovic can’t play tennis anymore.''

[B]@ptbodo: Roger Federer can be surly. Who knew?

@DailyMailTennis: Federer being very lippy and moody in his press conference. Bad loser really

norwegian_wood
06-30-2010, 04:25 PM
Tomas :yeah:

What was with the handshake?!

l_mac
06-30-2010, 04:25 PM
You can watch Roger's presser here (and everyone else's)

http://www.livestream.com/wimbledon

rommel99
06-30-2010, 04:25 PM
jon_wertheim

Federer dwelling on injuries to right leg and back...very little credit to opponent. ...very surprising...hadn't seen that before

twitter.. hmmm .. intrigue.

Commander Data
06-30-2010, 04:25 PM
Yeh feds strength never was his mentality or his ability under pressure, sure he had times to show he had some strength there but mostly such was his game he didn't need those strengths because he blew everyone of the court.

With the drop back from Jesus fed i think we are seeing that mentally federer is not the GOAT.

True. Smapras and for example Nadal are clearly stronger mentally. Federer is the GOAT gamewise but hie mental stability is a bit questionable at times.

If Fed was indeed injured, that would suck.. :sad:

JolánGagó
06-30-2010, 04:25 PM
Tennis reborn.

paseo
06-30-2010, 04:26 PM
Fed's ROS was pathetic and his forehand decided to take a vacation. Berdych was supreme there, hold his nerve well. Fed should've took an injury time out in the 4th set. You know, maybe try to stop Berdych momentum a bit :devil:

JolánGagó
06-30-2010, 04:28 PM
Federina has back and leg mono :sad:

what a pathetic sore loser :rolls:

Sunset of Age
06-30-2010, 04:29 PM
Sorry if it's already been posted, but here's a quote from his presser: "I'm struggling with a back and leg injury, Can't concentrate on every point cause of pain."

I know how this is going to get into an argument about explaining away the loss with an injury. Personally Berdych was too good today and Federer would have had trouble anyway but he's injured so rarely I trust that it had an effect this time. Looked to be having some problems with movement.

Too bad if that's the case indeed. :o
Then again, weren't Fed's own words, "if you come to the court, you're ready to play"? So I'm not accepting it as an excuse. Better player won today, that's it - he might have lost to this Berdych as well being 100%.

Certinfy
06-30-2010, 04:29 PM
The match in Australia never happened.

Commander Data
06-30-2010, 04:29 PM
You can watch Roger's presser here (and everyone else's)

http://www.livestream.com/wimbledon

THX!!!!

bluefork
06-30-2010, 04:30 PM
He's a father, He got his FO to complete the CGS and he surpassed Sampras record and has 16 GS. It'd be a tough ask to maintain the fire and desire to the extent he had during his Jesus fed years.

I just hope he takes some time of and finds it inside to have a real last tilt at a couple of GS titles.

I understand all that. But if he's not even able to pull his game together for the slams, what's the point? These days, he looks like a very average player.

Commander Data
06-30-2010, 04:31 PM
Federina has back and leg mono :sad:

what a pathetic sore loser :rolls:

I will hunt you down. you can run but you can not hide.

Action Jackson
06-30-2010, 04:31 PM
Sorry if it's already been posted, but here's a quote from his presser: "I'm struggling with a back and leg injury, Can't concentrate on every point cause of pain."

I know how this is going to get into an argument about explaining away the loss with an injury. Personally Berdych was too good today and Federer would have had trouble anyway but he's injured so rarely I trust that it had an effect this time. Looked to be having some problems with movement.

You know the deal, once they step on court and play the match, then they take the consequences irrespective of who it is.

habibko
06-30-2010, 04:32 PM
well, after almost crashing out in the first round, I suppose a QF is a decent result.

l_mac
06-30-2010, 04:32 PM
THX!!!!

You're welcome.

paseo
06-30-2010, 04:33 PM
TR on twitter says:

Federer: "Unhappy the way I'm playing, I'm struggling with a back and leg injury, Can't concentrate on every point cause of pain"

Federer: 'It's not good, healthy 2 play hurt. If I'm healthy I can handle these [big hitters]. They arent going to reinvent selves in year'

Federer: 'Cant wait for Paris and Wimbledon to come around again. People would die to play quarters of Slam. I do think I can dominate again'

Federer being sarcastic, asked if Murray has it made now: "He’s got an easy ride. Djokovic can’t play tennis anymore.''

This is gotta be fake.

Arkulari
06-30-2010, 04:34 PM
You know the deal, once they step on court and play the match, then they take the consequences irrespective of who it is.

I agree with this, even with pain, Berdych played really really well and he should give credit for it

Sapeod
06-30-2010, 04:35 PM
Poor Federer, he really is struggling against big hitters now, but QFs still good. Stay consistent Fed :yeah:

Draw is opening up for Murray.

Langers
06-30-2010, 04:35 PM
TOMAS BERDYCH. :worship:

Roger. :wavey:

bluefork
06-30-2010, 04:35 PM
Sorry if it's already been posted, but here's a quote from his presser: "I'm struggling with a back and leg injury, Can't concentrate on every point cause of pain."

I know how this is going to get into an argument about explaining away the loss with an injury. Personally Berdych was too good today and Federer would have had trouble anyway but he's injured so rarely I trust that it had an effect this time. Looked to be having some problems with movement.

Has he had back and leg pain since Indian Wells? Because he's been playing like this since back in March. He may have been in pain during the tournament, but there's a lot more wrong with him than that this year.

Polikarpov
06-30-2010, 04:35 PM
Poor Federer, he really is struggling against big hitters now, but QFs still good. Stay consistent Fed :yeah:

Draw is opening up for Murray.

Or worse, Faker.

Commander Data
06-30-2010, 04:36 PM
You're welcome.

I have missed the beginning. where can I rewatch it?

Langers
06-30-2010, 04:36 PM
Sorry if it's already been posted, but here's a quote from his presser: "I'm struggling with a back and leg injury, Can't concentrate on every point cause of pain."

I know how this is going to get into an argument about explaining away the loss with an injury. Personally Berdych was too good today and Federer would have had trouble anyway but he's injured so rarely I trust that it had an effect this time. Looked to be having some problems with movement.
Let me get this straight?

Mono, a lung infection, and now a bad back?

This guy is hilarious. :haha:

peribsen
06-30-2010, 04:36 PM
Gap between Fed and Rafa has just widened by 1640 points, without taking account of the points Rafa may still win for himself.

FormerRafaFan
06-30-2010, 04:36 PM
This was what everyone wanted.. To see the favorites crash and burn, and it looks like their wish came through, first Fed is out and now Nadal is struggling. Everyone saying tennis is boring these days, cuz the two guys are so dominant, they want someeone new to win for ones.

Good job Berdych, you played well today! :)

ORGASMATRON
06-30-2010, 04:36 PM
Sorry if it's already been posted, but here's a quote from his presser: "I'm struggling with a back and leg injury, Can't concentrate on every point cause of pain."

I know how this is going to get into an argument about explaining away the loss with an injury. Personally Berdych was too good today and Federer would have had trouble anyway but he's injured so rarely I trust that it had an effect this time. Looked to be having some problems with movement.

oh please im so tired of this BS from roger. at the FO it was the conditions and now it is an injury. hes just too goddamn stubborn to change his game against these ball bashers and this comment shows me he STILL hasnt learned to take responsibility. he is still in denial and i hope he keeps getting burned because of it.

Big_Juicy
06-30-2010, 04:37 PM
He is aging, he's got a family to take care of, the fall is only natural and to be expected.

The real question is, all of you Federer bandwagoners, when are your signatures and avatars being changed to Nadal?

tangerine_dream
06-30-2010, 04:38 PM
This is gotta be fake.
It doesn't sound like Roger but this is what Matt Cronin, Greg Couch, and Peter Bodo are reporting on twitter.

You can watch Roger's presser here (and everyone else's)

http://www.livestream.com/wimbledon
Missed Roger. :(

But Novak's on now. :hearts:

siddy
06-30-2010, 04:38 PM
Well if he's injured, he's injured. I don't see that as an excuse, though. On the court the better player won. Obviously, Roger needs to go back and do some thinking and maybe come up with a new gameplan. That ROS needs to improve, and he needs to step it up on the big points. I guess he now needs an Agassi-level make-over. I do expect him to win maybe 2 more slams, but even if he doesn't -- he's had an awesome career and watching him has been one of the greatest experiences of my life.

careergrandslam
06-30-2010, 04:40 PM
federer and nadal both have big egos, which is why they are great players, thats why they never want to admit defeat, its in their nature.
both are known to make excuses after a tough loss.
its their ego, and if it wasnt for that ego, they wouldnt be as great as they are.

l_mac
06-30-2010, 04:41 PM
Missed Roger. :(

But Novak's on now. :hearts:

Roger's presser will be available along the bottom of the screen soon.

After Nole you can watch Rafa's adorable presser from Monday, now that was :hearts:

FERLKE
06-30-2010, 04:42 PM
Federer :devil::wavey:

Commander Data
06-30-2010, 04:42 PM
Why is Fed not allowed to be injured, everybody else is......

Arkulari
06-30-2010, 04:43 PM
he's allowed to be injured, what I don't like is when those injuries are used as excuses time and time again, people are still talking about mono as if it was not long ago :o

same with Rafa, with Nole, with Murray, etc

danieln1
06-30-2010, 04:44 PM
Federer losing in Wimbledon to a player who used to be his bitch????

Ridiculous... :vomit:

ORGASMATRON
06-30-2010, 04:45 PM
Why is Fed not allowed to be injured, everybody else is......

cos he said he was perfectly fine before the match and he always has an excuse when losing to a ballbasher. that doesnt make you wonder?

.-Federers_Mate-.
06-30-2010, 04:45 PM
Let me get this straight?

Mono, a lung infection, and now a bad back?

This guy is hilarious. :haha:

he has never ever retired from a match. Heck atleast he has never pulled out on the brink of losing due to a 'sore throat'.

Sunset of Age
06-30-2010, 04:46 PM
he's allowed to be injured, what I don't like is when those injuries are used as excuses time and time again, people are still talking about mono as if it was not long ago :o

same with Rafa, with Nole, with Murray, etc

The mono excuse is more often brought up by Fedhaters than by Fedfans. Much more often. You only have to check this thread to notice that. :shrug:
But your point stands, and I fully agree. The concept of the other guy being the better player at times is lost on some. ;)

Zagor
06-30-2010, 04:46 PM
Sad to hear if Fed's injuried but that doesn't excuse his loss to Berdych in any way,injuries are part of the game and the better player on the day won.

Fed's tennis overall has been disappointing since AO,hopefully he picks his game up for the rest of the year,would love to see him contend at USO and Masters Cup.

Chair Umpire
06-30-2010, 04:48 PM
BRAVO TOMAS! :worship:

rommel99
06-30-2010, 04:48 PM
djokovic.. lucky guy.. someone beat roddick for him.. someone beat fed for him..

Roamed
06-30-2010, 04:48 PM
Full press conference transcript: http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/news/interviews/2010-06-30/201006301277912137533.html

Persimmon
06-30-2010, 04:49 PM
This gives Nadal de Year End #1

Not if Rafa cannot win titles outside clay:o

paseo
06-30-2010, 04:52 PM
It doesn't sound like Roger but this is what Matt Cronin, Greg Couch, and Peter Bodo are reporting on twitter.

After reading the full interview, turned out it's not like that at all.

Eggsister
06-30-2010, 04:53 PM
Federe has still got a few years of supremacy in him, sorry to all the haters out there. Watch him in US Open after recovery.

Jagermeister
06-30-2010, 04:54 PM
How come we're just hearing about this injury?

siddy
06-30-2010, 04:54 PM
he also says...

Q. Did it affect your level of motivation or anxiety about the match before the match or in the early stages of the match?

ROGER FEDERER: No, it wasn't that bad, like that I was just hoping to get to the finish line. I mean, once I enter the court, I am there to battle and to try to win with what I got. You know, otherwise I'm not going to walk on the court like I did once in my life prior in Bercy against Blake.

But it's nowhere close to being that bad. It's just uncomfortable. Yeah, like I said, you can't play freely. When you can't play freely, that's the kind of performance you get.

R.Federer
06-30-2010, 04:55 PM
Berdych played so well, and Fed played well, but the better player has got through (and easily ....)

Eggsister
06-30-2010, 04:55 PM
How come we're just hearing about this injury?


You don't expose your weakness prior to a match, especially in the elite sport.

SwiSha
06-30-2010, 04:56 PM
LinkMage suicide watch

Commander Data
06-30-2010, 04:59 PM
cos he said he was perfectly fine before the match and he always has an excuse when losing to a ballbasher. that doesnt make you wonder?

True, but it was clear that is not gonna say he is not 100% cause that would fuel to hope of his opponent. I just want to believe that Federer was not 100%, that gives me hope for the future.
Of course it is true that injuries always turn up after defeats. Feds game dropped strongly since AO.
Bird was the better play today, that is for sure.
Fed used to control these players: Sod, Bird, Hewitt etc. It just doesn't feel right..

Jagermeister
06-30-2010, 05:04 PM
You don't expose your weakness prior to a match, especially in the elite sport.

Yea this is true.

It's kind of a double edged sword. If he's injured, he's injured. If he says something ahead of time he'll be exposing weakness, if he says something after a loss it's sour grapes.

Some of the ue's that Federer was making are things he's been doing for the last couple of months, especially off the return. Perhaps it's the nicks and injuries that tend to happen with aging...who knows.

HarryMan
06-30-2010, 05:06 PM
Berdych took Federer to the woodshed today, nothing wrong in being outplayed by the better player. Federer will be back though, of course he won't ever be his dominant self again, but I expect him to win a few more slam titles.

ORGASMATRON
06-30-2010, 05:07 PM
True, but it was clear that is not gonna say he is not 100% cause that would fuel to hope of his opponent. I just want to believe that Federer was not 100%, that gives me hope for the future.
Of course it is true that injuries always turn up after defeats. Feds game dropped strongly since AO.
Bird was the better play today, that is for sure.
Fed used to control these players: Sod, Bird, Hewitt etc. It just doesn't feel right..

my answer to this is that he is too stubborn. whatever the reason for it, these type of player(delpo, sod, bird) is now giving him trouble, but he refuses to really adapt. several times today and against sod in the FO he was just content to play into his opponents comfort zone and didnt take any risks when he started losing. he is either low on confidence or too stubborn, which is neither a good excuse. you are right, something is not right and it is called denial.

i know how you feel because i also want to have hope for the future, but we have to look at the truth even of roger refuses to. these ballbashers hit the ball too big for him and unless he faces that fact and do something about it nothing will change. the fact that he now brings up the injury excuse is even more worrying for me. it shows me that he is using a cop out instead of looking what HE did wrong. how many more big losses will it take before he admits that he played a part in it?

coonster14
06-30-2010, 05:10 PM
disappointing for roger. i really thought he was going to win this one in 4 sets.
but once more, missing simple shots on the big points, he is slower, can not handle the power of the likes of tall players with strong 2 handed backhands like berdych, soderling and del potro, he just got outhit like the match against soderling in French Open QF, nothing else to it.

his game has fallen way off the radar since winning AO, the lung infection he suffered in february really stuffed him up.

full credit to berdych, held his nerve all the way until the very end. :clap2: good luck tomas against novak, will be an interesting SF to say the least.

careergrandslam
06-30-2010, 05:10 PM
Whenever Federer has a BP, he hits the return into the net...If it is a crucial moment 100% certain.

I now officially support Nadal!! C'mon Rafa kill Sod, kill them all!

federer looking more like human makes me like him even more.
when he was winning so much, u just wanted to see him lose because he almost seemed like a machine, but now that he is losing and looking more human, i support him more.

i think the more he loses, he will get more nadal fans to like him and support him.
rafa nadal is the biggest fedtard of them all, he defends and kisses roger's ass pretty much everytime he is asked a question about roger.

roger will be back, he is just going through some tough times, rafa went through it last year after he won the aussie open 2009.

u dont kick a man when he is down.
hope roger and rafa can play a few more slam finals before they finish.
tennis wont be the same without these 2 guys on the tour.

Chair Umpire
06-30-2010, 05:11 PM
Why is Fed not allowed to be injured, everybody else is......

Nope. Rafa's not. In fact he's not even allowed to miss a GS due to a injury.

Commander Data
06-30-2010, 05:11 PM
my answer to this is that he is too stubborn. whatever the reason for it, these type of player(delpo, sod, bird) is now giving him trouble, but he refuses to really adapt. several times today and against sod in the FO he was just content to play into his opponents comfort zone and didnt take any risks when he started losing. he is either low on confidence or too stubborn, which is neither a good excuse. you are right, something is not right and it is called denial.

i know how you feel because i also want to have hope for the future, but we have to look at the truth even of roger refuses to. these ballbashers hit the ball too big for him and unless he faces that fact and do something about it nothing will change. the fact that he now brings up the injury excuse is even more worrying for me. it shows me that he is using a cop out instead of looking what HE did wrong. how many more big losses will it take before he admits that he played a part in it?

So in your opinion, what is he supposed to do?

dombrfc
06-30-2010, 05:12 PM
So many clowns on here.

The man isnt as good as he once was, he isnt as fit and sharp as he once was. The opposition are finding ways to target him.

Simple.

ossie
06-30-2010, 05:13 PM
no fedal final :tears:

berdych played like a spartan though props to him

TennisAddicted
06-30-2010, 05:13 PM
Enough of the clowns Federer beat year after year... Roddick, Hewitt, Henman!

NEW GENERATION!

ORGASMATRON
06-30-2010, 05:13 PM
federer looking more like human makes me like him even more.
when he was winning so much, u just wanted to see him lose because he almost seemed like a machine, but now that he is losing and looking more human, i support him more.

i think the more he loses, he will get more nadal fans to like him and support him.
rafa nadal is the biggest fedtard of them all, he defends and kisses roger's ass pretty much everytime he is asked a question about roger.

roger will be back, he is just going through some tough times, rafa went through it last year after he won the aussie open 2009.

u dont kick a man when he is down.
hope roger and rafa can play a few more slam finals before they finish.
tennis wont be the same without these 2 guys on the tour.

wow, im surprised to hear this from you. its kind of refreshing.

Wolfy
06-30-2010, 05:14 PM
Tomas Vamos!!!!!!!!
Loved it. Make it You Vs Rafa in the finals

dombrfc
06-30-2010, 05:16 PM
Q. I wonder if you think this might be his year, given some of the really threatening players haven't been doing so well this year.

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I mean, true, Rafa played terribly lately; Soderling is not a threat either. He's got an easy ride to this victory, that's for sure. Djokovic can't play tennis anymore it seems like.

Got to make your own work, please. Respect the players. Obviously Andy is a fantastic player and he's got all the chances to win here. We all know that

:)

tangerine_dream
06-30-2010, 05:18 PM
:lol: Twitter is exploding today.

gregcouch Federer's embarrassing press conf, where he blamed injuries, was classier than Venus & Serena refusing to speak to reporters after dubs loss

ORGASMATRON
06-30-2010, 05:18 PM
So in your opinion, what is he supposed to do?

well just like i said, he should first of all not use any excuses like the conditions at the FO and now the injury. he should rather look at what he could have done better. what you resist persists, meaning that if he thinks its nothing to do with him he wont be inclined to change anything. i think for sure he could have varied things more, take more changes, etc. hes mind is not in a good place right now. he must be honest with himself and then do something about it. maybe get a proper coach even. but he is intelligent enough to know what to do. he must either see it himself or someone must make him see it.

that is what i think anyway.

andylovesaustin
06-30-2010, 05:19 PM
The upside of Roger's loss is that he's going to be featured in Vogue or something like that?

Cool... He looks great and his hair is perfect.

I digress.

You know it's like this interview with Venus I watched yesterday. People are wondering if she should retire or is thinking about retirement or... whatever.

She responded by saying she still plays tennis quite well, so why should she quit. She said, sure she has bad days. Everybody has bad days. But all in all, she's still competitive.. better than most. She said, she'd quit playing when she's just playing horribly or when she's not having any fun. But right now? Not a chance.

Same with Roger. Sure he's had some adjustments to make in his personal life. His age MIGHT be catching up with him to where he IS injured more--or is feeling his matches a bit more. He might have more bad days than he used to.

But it's not like the guy can't play. I mean.. c'mon.. It was bound to happen sooner or later to where he'd have a lull. And for sure, this would be the time a lull most likely would have occurred... particularly after his success last year and the birth of the twins.

So.. congrats to Berdych and congrats to Roger for another successful Wimby even though he didn't make it to the finals this time. He made it to the quarters, and that's not too shabby.. so.

Beat
06-30-2010, 05:24 PM
kinda expected, federer hasn't been convincing in a long time :sad: after the FO, this is another great result for berdych :yeah:

Most undeserving and lucky victory this year. What a dismal level of tennis Federer produced.

errr, if federer's level was "dismal", how was berdych's victory "undeserving"?

Eggsister
06-30-2010, 05:25 PM
Yea this is true.

It's kind of a double edged sword. If he's injured, he's injured. If he says something ahead of time he'll be exposing weakness, if he says something after a loss it's sour grapes.

Some of the ue's that Federer was making are things he's been doing for the last couple of months, especially off the return. Perhaps it's the nicks and injuries that tend to happen with aging...who knows.


Yeah... I personally don't think that 2010 is a well-prepared year for Fed, maybe due to change in his personal life like gf getting pregnant, getting married, having twin new born etc... leading to his bits and pieces of pain or discomfort, i guess... but I sure hope he regroups in US Open and keeps pushing for the GS title record~ cuz will be a while until we have another Roger Federer!

Myrre
06-30-2010, 05:26 PM
PusherFed gets bullied around. Where is the old Federer who hit winners left, right and centre?

turtle-rn
06-30-2010, 05:28 PM
Tomas finally delivers! :D

chenx15
06-30-2010, 05:28 PM
when i saw berdych in Federers draw i knew it was big trouble.

jenanun
06-30-2010, 05:43 PM
didn't watch it. well done berdych! finally!

federer was actually lucky to get this far....

oranges
06-30-2010, 05:48 PM
:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:

Second semi in a row, well done big man, taking the defending champ out is bonus. Keep it up :worship::worship::worship:

kooties
06-30-2010, 05:54 PM
you know Federer's losing his touch now that after a loss in Wimbledon MTF didn't crash.

born_on_clay
06-30-2010, 05:56 PM
this is shocking

Topspin Forehand
06-30-2010, 06:10 PM
Epic day of tennis. Great job Birdman. :)

Topspin Forehand
06-30-2010, 06:11 PM
when i saw berdych in Federers draw i knew it was big trouble.
I didn't. I didn't even expect Berdych to make it this far on grass.

scarecrows
06-30-2010, 06:15 PM
I didn't. I didn't even expect Berdych to make it this far on grass.

why? he's very capable on the surface

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06-30-2010, 06:16 PM
Really happy for Tomas! What a smile at the end. :hearts: :bounce:

Now please beat Nole! :D

Eden
06-30-2010, 06:16 PM
Havent't been able to watch the match so can't comment on it, but we all have seen already 2 years ago that Tomas has the game to beat Roger in a best of 5 match. He is a very good player, not just as we have seen in the past months. It would be a fairy tale if he could win the title and as he is my second favourte player beside Roger I keep my fingers crossed for him now :yeah:

Roger :sad: Unfortunately for a lot of people such losses take away from all the achievements he got in his incredible career and this is the thing which makes me more sad as the loss itself. It's apparently way more easy to downgrade what Roger had done in the last years and which we will probably never see again on a court.

Roger has proven in the past that he can come back from disappointing losses in a GS, but meanwhile his level of play has getting down as expected as this happens to every player.

He has achieved nearly everything in his career and the losses in Paris and Wimbledon now will maybe be a turning point for him to decide if he is willing to change something (which means to get a coach who is used to work with a player in the later days of his career) or if he thinks that all these developments are naturally for a player and he stays with the team he is working with now.

You can work as hard as you used to but when you have been out there to play professional tennis for such a long time it's natural that your body will not always do the things you want him to do. Roger said during the week in Halle that he would feel it that he has played every day. He played in Wimbledon with a bandage and I don't know when we have seen him with one the last time. But when you are out on the court you are fit enough to play. When you get breakpoints you should use them as you can't allow it to waste this opportunities against your opponents.

Roger, have a good rest and I'm sure as soon as you can hug your little girls you will know again that a family counts more as every victory you can get in the most beautiful minor matter of life - sports....

Certinfy
06-30-2010, 06:17 PM
Personally when I saw the draw I knew this was a huge chance for Tomas :D

Topspin Forehand
06-30-2010, 06:17 PM
why? he's very capable on the surface
The low bounces. But the dry weather didn't allow the court to skid as much as usual. Big advantage to Berdych.

Mike_Hunt
06-30-2010, 06:18 PM
This isn't surprising. The better and way more talented player won. RIP Federer's career. He's OVA.

dombrfc
06-30-2010, 06:22 PM
This isn't surprising. The better and way more talented player won. RIP Federer's career. He's OVA.

:banghead:

Sapeod
06-30-2010, 06:23 PM
Or worse, Faker.

OMG, Faker might get to the final :o

Certinfy
06-30-2010, 06:23 PM
I don't know how many times I've said this in my life but I LOVE U TOMAS!!!

The Magician
06-30-2010, 06:24 PM
Berdy played well, but not nearly as well as that AO match he lost in 5. Shows how poorly Fed played compared to then, maybe AO is going to be his last consistent tournament.

Arkulari
06-30-2010, 06:27 PM
Congrats Jase :kiss:

River
06-30-2010, 06:28 PM
This is what Birdman is capable of?

Goddamn I should watch him more. What an awesome display of tennis. I /knew/ Federer was gonna screw up with his crappy play, it's like he doesn't care anymore. Next Olympics? Give me a break.

Roddick must be angry that he's missing his best chance, but his fans are happy cause Karma has happened.

cuteasiangirl
06-30-2010, 06:32 PM
I would like to know why all the Rafahaters who consistently vilify his supposed tendencies to bring up his injuries as an excuse for losing are not holding Roger to the same standard? In an article covering this match on the ESPN website, it is brought up how Roger was "grumpy" and "not as gracious". I think this really reinforces Roger's bad sportsmanship upon losing, and consequently how ridiculous and erroneous the notion that he is such a gracious representative of the sport...lol! Of course it is easy to pretend to be gracious when you are winning all the time; now that he is not anymore, you see his real side, and it is not pretty. (And what are those petty comments disparaging Rafa, who has always been sp respectful to him, as well as Soderling and Djokovic? Pathetic!) Very happy that Berdych (the better player by far) won and that Nadal got through to add insult to injury.

scarecrows
06-30-2010, 06:34 PM
The low bounces. But the dry weather didn't allow the court to skid as much as usual. Big advantage to Berdych.

his slice has improved a lot
in the previous matches they had that's where Fed was gettting the edge

allpro
06-30-2010, 06:34 PM
it's the end of an era.

bravo t-berd....well done :hatoff:

River
06-30-2010, 06:42 PM
How fitting.

Last week all the sports channels showed all the records broken by Isner and Mahut.

Now, they show all the records Federer had that have been halted by Berdych. :lol:

@Sweet Cleopatra
06-30-2010, 06:44 PM
http://www.wimbledon.org/images/pics/thumbs/t_09_berdych_136_aeltc_m_hangst.jpg Berdych looks so happy.

dodoboy
06-30-2010, 06:45 PM
Should have lost earlier :rolleyes:

Nolby
06-30-2010, 06:47 PM
Congrats, Tomas!!!! :bounce::bounce::bounce::bowdown::bowdown: :bowdown::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo: Bye, bye Rogie. So glad to see a little humility lesson once again! :p :lol:

Two game winning streak now against Fed. You were clearly the better player again today and outclassed Fed on the court and off too. Fed is a really sore loser. :p What a press conference. :rolleyes:

Now, I will feel good for whomever wins the Semi between you and Nole, but I want to see a Nole/Muzza final, I guess ultimately for the drama. But congrats for turning the corner in your career and I think you are now Top Ten bound at last. Anyway, glad to see so many faves in the Semis. Muzza should take care of Rafa and his RPM blast strings as he is doing now with Tsonga and his Babolat blasts and as he did to Rafa at the AO.

I will be happy if Tomas, Nole or Muzza win this thing. The odds are looking good! :D

andylovesaustin
06-30-2010, 06:49 PM
I would like to know why all the Rafahaters who consistently vilify his supposed tendencies to bring up his injuries as an excuse for losing are not holding Roger to the same standard? In an article covering this match on the ESPN website, it is brought up how Roger was "grumpy" and "not as gracious". I think this really reinforces Roger's bad sportsmanship upon losing, and consequently how ridiculous and erroneous the notion that he is such a gracious representative of the sport...lol! Of course it is easy to pretend to be gracious when you are winning all the time; now that he is not anymore, you see his real side, and it is not pretty. (And what are those petty comments disparaging Rafa, who has always been sp respectful to him, as well as Soderling and Djokovic? Pathetic!) Very happy that Berdych (the better player by far) won and that Nadal got through to add insult to injury.

What's he supposed to say after losing his title he's earned for so long? Is he supposed to send flowers to Birdie?

I would expect Roger would be a little grumpy... Hey, but at least he waited for the Birdman before leaving the court?

You all have too high of expectations of these athletes sometimes, I think.

I don't expect Roger to be too happy about the results. I'm sure Rafa wasn't too happy about last year's results at the French. Why are they supposed to say?

I don't see anything wrong with Roger's presser.

Bilbo
06-30-2010, 07:00 PM
end of an era for federer

he had his 6 great years now it's time for other players to shine

16 slams isn't bad

Hingisova
06-30-2010, 07:03 PM
It was bound to come:sad:...you could feel it since the first ball was struck at the beginning of Roger's first match against Falla, he almost lost then:eek:...the warning signs were all there..flailing at the ball, lunges that left the court.:rolleyes:.meanwhile he got a bit better with each match but the signs were still there...today Berdych played amazing tennis and is well deserved to be the winner and even though Fed was my fave of all time, its nice to see a fresh face:D he certainly deserves to be champion someday he played outstanding tennis and I can only wish him luck.:worship: Nice try Rog, but outplayed bigtime!

Hingisova:wavey::

Kworb
06-30-2010, 07:14 PM
PusherFed gets bullied around. Where is the old Federer who hit winners left, right and centre?
I miss the old Federer :(

heya
06-30-2010, 07:17 PM
I would like to know why all the Rafahaters who consistently vilify his supposed tendencies to bring up his injuries as an excuse for losing are not holding Roger to the same standard? In an article covering this match on the ESPN website, it is brought up how Roger was "grumpy" and "not as gracious". I think this really reinforces Roger's bad sportsmanship upon losing, and consequently how ridiculous and erroneous the notion that he is such a gracious representative of the sport...lol! Of course it is easy to pretend to be gracious when you are winning all the time; now that he is not anymore, you see his real side, and it is not pretty. (And what are those petty comments disparaging Rafa, who has always been sp respectful to him, as well as Soderling and Djokovic? Pathetic!) Very happy that Berdych (the better player by far) won and that Nadal got through to add insult to injury.
Djokovic's laughing.
Frustrated loser Fed already mentioned his leg injury...
At least Roddick supports Federer no matter what.
Loyalty's everything in Roddick's loser world. Roddick said he was old at age 25 &
will retire with '16 injuries' too.
:yeah: :woohoo:

Regenbogen
06-30-2010, 07:23 PM
:D:D:D So thrilled for Berdych and disappointed I wasn't able to watch this. Maybe I'll catch a replay.

Nolby
06-30-2010, 07:27 PM
Great win, Tomas!!!! So cool to see you smile! :D

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/01pI5rR7cR69C/610x.jpg

heya
06-30-2010, 07:28 PM
he had his 6 great years now it's time for other players to shine
6 past years of tennis was like Michael Jackson's death. Losers destroyed everything for so long.

Smoke944
06-30-2010, 07:29 PM
end of an era for federer

he had his 6 great years now it's time for other players to shine

16 slams isn't bad

Agreed. I finally don't see him winning another slam. Maybe he will, though. I certainly hope he proves me wrong.

Persimmon
06-30-2010, 07:31 PM
Fed should be concerned because the AO was the last slam win for many of the greats.....

:unsure::scared:

crude oil
06-30-2010, 07:31 PM
deserved winner this berdych.

Federer's second serve returns dont cut it anymore and his crappy bp passive play was going to get punished by other players and not just nadal eventually.

FedMug showed up today.

Shirogane
06-30-2010, 07:35 PM
Fed should be concerned because the AO was the last slam win for many of the greats.....

:unsure::scared:

Agassi, Becker... who else?

cuteasiangirl
06-30-2010, 08:38 PM
What's he supposed to say after losing his title he's earned for so long? Is he supposed to send flowers to Birdie?

I would expect Roger would be a little grumpy... Hey, but at least he waited for the Birdman before leaving the court?

You all have too high of expectations of these athletes sometimes, I think.

I don't expect Roger to be too happy about the results. I'm sure Rafa wasn't too happy about last year's results at the French. Why are they supposed to say?

I don't see anything wrong with Roger's presser.

I didn't say he should be happy about losing, just that he should be held to the same standard as Rafa with respect to bringing up injuries in press conferences; Rafa gets lambasted but these same people want to give Roger a pass. Moreover, I do not recall Rafa ever, even at his lowest moment, denigrating other players, ala "Rafa's played terrible lately"(a guy who has always been gracious beyond belief to him, even to the point of being more concerned with Roger's feelings during his own victory presentation and who has never said anything negative about him)..."Soderling is not a threat either..."(didn't he just beat Roger at the French? Not a threat?) and "Djokovic can't play tennis anymore it seems like" (oh, well, that is just classy.)

Fedfanforever
06-30-2010, 08:44 PM
I didn't say he should be happy about losing, just that he should be held to the same standard as Rafa with respect to bringing up injuries in press conferences; Rafa gets lambasted but these same people want to give Roger a pass. Moreover, I do not recall Rafa ever, even at his lowest moment, denigrating other players, ala "Rafa's played terrible lately"(a guy who has always been gracious beyond belief to him, even to the point of being more concerned with Roger's feelings during his own victory presentation and who has never said anything negative about him)..."Soderling is not a threat either..."(didn't he just beat Roger at the French? Not a threat?) and "Djokovic can't play tennis anymore it seems like" (oh, well, that is just classy.)
First of all, the Soderling is not a threat and Djoko can't play comments were SARCASTIC. The reporter was asking if Murray could easily win now, and Roger was saying that each player could beat him.
Also, I agree that people need to hold Roger to the same standards as Nadal. Rafa said that after his loss to Soderling that he "played short" so he lost. Is that not an excuse?

Ariadne
06-30-2010, 08:45 PM
I didn't say he should be happy about losing, just that he should be held to the same standard as Rafa with respect to bringing up injuries in press conferences; Rafa gets lambasted but these same people want to give Roger a pass. Moreover, I do not recall Rafa ever, even at his lowest moment, denigrating other players, ala "Rafa's played terrible lately"(a guy who has always been gracious beyond belief to him, even to the point of being more concerned with Roger's feelings during his own victory presentation and who has never said anything negative about him)..."Soderling is not a threat either..."(didn't he just beat Roger at the French? Not a threat?) and "Djokovic can't play tennis anymore it seems like" (oh, well, that is just classy.)

He was being "sarcastic" in response to the asinine question he was asked. You might want to look up the meaning of the word.

Everko
06-30-2010, 08:46 PM
Fed couldn't hit a ball into the court. He must have been playing with a wooden plank,