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Toronto QF: Federer Outlasts Berdych 6-3 5-7 7-6(5)

.-Federers_Mate-.
08-14-2010, 01:50 AM
:worship:

Gladiator
08-14-2010, 01:50 AM
The GOAT revenge wimbledon loss

what a match !!

Sapeod
08-14-2010, 01:50 AM
What a topsy turvy match.
Berdman was screwed over lots of times by those filthy linejudges and that dirty POS umpire :retard:

Well done Roger, you stuck in there :yeah:

ApproachShot
08-14-2010, 01:51 AM
What a match! I am speechless.

MIMIC
08-14-2010, 01:51 AM
Wow.

Seriously.

bluefork
08-14-2010, 01:51 AM
Phew. About friggin' time he wins a tight match.

jeremda01
08-14-2010, 01:52 AM
didnt watch, i guess a great match though.

borracho
08-14-2010, 01:52 AM
fantastic match

ZaZoo)
08-14-2010, 01:52 AM
Nice choke job Berdych, also liking that netcord in TB.

MIMIC
08-14-2010, 01:52 AM
Good Lord.

Berd Brain strikes again

miura
08-14-2010, 01:52 AM
Revenge from that awful Wimbledon match.

Clutch from the undisputable GOAT.

TennisAddicted
08-14-2010, 01:52 AM
Biggest choke of the Year!

Action Jackson
08-14-2010, 01:52 AM
Fortunate one.

Good to see a warm handshake there.

KoOlMaNsEaN
08-14-2010, 01:52 AM
HALLELUJAH!!!


So nice to see Roger win a match like that!!
I was so nervous but he pulled it out!!

:worship:

HKz
08-14-2010, 01:52 AM
What a nailbiter! Federer was a bit lucky, but he kept going for it and it paid off. Sad for Tomas, but all the best for him in the future~

Johnny Groove
08-14-2010, 01:52 AM
Absolutely incredible match.

Roger got both the 3rd set tiebreak and the Berdych monkeys off of his back.

What a battle.

henke007
08-14-2010, 01:52 AM
EPIC, so glad he won the tb, damn Tomas played well and served big!!

Rog:bounce:

.-Federers_Mate-.
08-14-2010, 01:52 AM
fuck, best Roger match i have watched in along time. Brilliant

Manequin75
08-14-2010, 01:53 AM
drinks on me guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!

yessss

Filo V.
08-14-2010, 01:53 AM
Unfortunate result.

Kiedis
08-14-2010, 01:53 AM
Berdych is unable to make a proper volley to safe his life, shameful.

Ben.
08-14-2010, 01:53 AM
Great entertainment. Berdych was pretty unfortunate. If Djokovic wins will he play Fed with no.2 rank on the line?

ImmzB
08-14-2010, 01:53 AM
Berdych served for it but got broken but all credit to Federer!

Federer :yeah:

tennishero
08-14-2010, 01:53 AM
good match, but luck and crowd decided the result in the end. berdych played great, expect him to reach semi's at least at USO.

MIMIC
08-14-2010, 01:53 AM
More like Federer def. Falla 6-2, 5-7, 7-6

HKz
08-14-2010, 01:54 AM
Berdych is unable to make a proper volley to safe his life, shameful.

You're kidding right?

Li Ching Yuen
08-14-2010, 01:54 AM
Best match of the year BY FAR.

Smoke944
08-14-2010, 01:54 AM
Unfortunate result.

:lol:

Good for the game.
Fed mishitting every other ball but still pulled it out :p

jeremda01
08-14-2010, 01:54 AM
I really wish i watched it! sounds like a match of the tourny almost...

Filo V.
08-14-2010, 01:54 AM
The fans were disgusting at the end.

out_here_grindin
08-14-2010, 01:54 AM
Could this catapult both players back to their old form?

habibko
08-14-2010, 01:54 AM
perfect revenge :worship:

just when I lost belief in Fed's ability to turn this match around at 5-2*, he showed legendary will, desire and fight to win the match and win it he did, at 29 clearly behind his best days, he wills himself the win :worship:

and that, ladies and gentlemen, is why he is Roger Federer, the Greatest of All Time.

tealeaves
08-14-2010, 01:54 AM
The first set is the best from Roger in quite a while, and the third set is horrible :o Both players played awful.

el tenista
08-14-2010, 01:55 AM
Only tennis writes such stories. Thank you :)

The Magician
08-14-2010, 01:55 AM
Great match! I'm hyped up just having watched it! This match had a little bit of everything, and I'm glad the end was just as dramatic as the rest of the match. This is what tennis is all about, hope Roger wins and uses that momentum for the USO :aparty:

nanoman
08-14-2010, 01:55 AM
Good win.

Federer nearly blew this match by regularly serving powderpuff kickers on his first serves. Ridiculous.

green25814
08-14-2010, 01:55 AM
Fucking awesome match, so happy for Roger.

Probably woke up my neighbours when he got the MP.

MacTheKnife
08-14-2010, 01:55 AM
Both guys went from brilliant to suck and back again. Good match.. Both guys with plenty of opportunities.

Arkulari
08-14-2010, 01:55 AM
The match was highly entertaining, everyone (myself included) thought Roger was done once Berdych was serving for the match, but he dug deep and scraped the win, it's not as if Tomas is an armless mug, they both really went for their shots more times than not

http://i33.tinypic.com/1zznua8.jpg

dombrfc
08-14-2010, 01:55 AM
Nice to see GOAT win a tight one for once!

TheBoiledEgg
08-14-2010, 01:56 AM
Fed needed that one badly

Kiedis
08-14-2010, 01:56 AM
You're kidding right?

No, I don't. He fails 4 very easy at the end of the game.

Myrre
08-14-2010, 01:56 AM
OMG! Fed won a close match :eek:

Johnny Groove
08-14-2010, 01:56 AM
This could turn Roger's post AO year around.

aussie_fan
08-14-2010, 01:56 AM
Enjoyable match, no question, could of gone either way, for once Roger won a tight one this year.

zlaja777
08-14-2010, 01:56 AM
Little lucky but all-in-all a great comeback. Very determined from Federer. Crowd was really behind him. Top 4 semis would be great. :rocker:

Michael Bluth
08-14-2010, 01:56 AM
Berdych showed a lot of mental toughness just to avoid losing in 2, let alone getting back to 5-6 on serve in the TB, so give him a break.

Like one of the announcers for ESPN2(Cahill?) said, 2009 Berdych loses this match 6-3, 6-2.

nobama
08-14-2010, 01:56 AM
Nice choke job Berdych, also liking that netcord in TB.And Federer didn't choke at 5-all in the 2nd set. :retard:

Manequin75
08-14-2010, 01:57 AM
The match was highly entertaining, everyone (myself included) thought Roger was done once Berdych was serving for the match, but he dug deep and scraped the win, it's not as if Tomas is an armless mug, they both really went for their shots more times than not

http://i33.tinypic.com/1zznua8.jpg

Not everyone thought roger was done. He had ONE believer. Dont you forget thaT.

The Magician
08-14-2010, 01:57 AM
The first set is the best from Roger in quite a while, and the third set is horrible :o Both players played awful.

Ok play, but both guys are so powerful, coupled with Roger's new super-aggressive mindset, meant that points didn't last very long. I didn't see the stats but I bet they show the match was much higher quality than it appeared.

ORGASMATRON
08-14-2010, 01:57 AM
the haters must hate this win by the GOAT cos if he lost he was well and truly done. now hes winning the USO.

Mario000
08-14-2010, 01:57 AM
I don't like federer nor berdych but first that point at 5-3 40:40 when he hit the ball twice with the frame and after that first point of TB.

very very veeeeeeeeeeeeryyy lucky!!!!

straitup
08-14-2010, 01:57 AM
Big mental victory for Roger, although it got nervy in the TB. I'm still very impressed by Tomas, maybe he choked a little bit but he showed good fight out there

holagirl56
08-14-2010, 01:57 AM
No, I don't. He fails 4 very easy in the end of the game.

Don't act like Fed didn't miss MANY routine forehands and backhands. Neither were at their best towards the end of the third.

nobama
08-14-2010, 01:57 AM
Fortunate one.

Good to see a warm handshake there.wonder what brad gilbert would say....he claims there is no love lost between Fed and Birdman.

samanosuke
08-14-2010, 01:58 AM
Easy one

superslam77
08-14-2010, 01:58 AM
perfect revenge :worship:

just when I lost belief in Fed's ability to turn this match around at 5-2*, he showed legendary will, desire and fight to win the match and win it he did, at 29 clearly behind his best days, he wills himself the win :worship:

and that, ladies and gentlemen, is why he is Roger Federer, the Greatest of All Time.

:woohoo:

how sweet does revenge taste?

finally a spartan win.

Ben.
08-14-2010, 01:58 AM
Nice to hear Fed giving Berdych props there.

nobama
08-14-2010, 01:58 AM
Berdych is unable to make a proper volley to safe his life, shameful.Berdych along with most of the ATP singles players. :o

HKz
08-14-2010, 01:58 AM
No, I don't. He fails 4 very easy at the end of the game.

Watch the end of their Wimbledon match, and let me know how Berdych can't volley to save his life.

dombrfc
08-14-2010, 01:59 AM
The fans were disgusting at the end.

Pfft... all this applauding.. cheering for the players you like... drives me mad.

The Magician
08-14-2010, 01:59 AM
This match shows that Roger may be #3, Nadal may have won the majority of events including FO/Wimby, but the GOAT is still the center of the tennis world and the guy that brings out the crowds :worship:

sabina_RF_lee
08-14-2010, 02:00 AM
Epic match.........Roger.....Im speechles....I was so nervous and even didnt watch the last set, BUT Roger proved that he is still in the game. He is very strong mentally, cause he was going to down 4:1 but FEDERER is the best, he took revenge!!!!
Berdych was good he is very good player. Congrats Roger!!! With great and tough win!!!!!!

green25814
08-14-2010, 02:00 AM
Roger was very complimentary of Tomas in his interview just now, so I guess we can put that RUMOUR to bed.

dombrfc
08-14-2010, 02:00 AM
Fed gave Berdie a glowing account for SkySports... i guess its easier in victory though :P

philosophicalarf
08-14-2010, 02:00 AM
Fed's attempt to serve into the 2nd set tb was an amusing choke. Horrible stuff.

Dini
08-14-2010, 02:00 AM
We could have another semi line up of no. 1, 2, 3 and 4. First time since Cincy last year, no?

Kiedis
08-14-2010, 02:00 AM
Don't act like Fed didn't miss MANY routine forehands and backhands. Neither were at their best towards the end of the third.

He used to do that lately. Federror, you know.

Action Jackson
08-14-2010, 02:01 AM
Fed gave Berdie a glowing account for SkySports... i guess its easier in victory though :P

Of course.

tealeaves
08-14-2010, 02:01 AM
Ok play, but both guys are so powerful, coupled with Roger's new super-aggressive mindset, meant that points didn't last very long. I didn't see the stats but I bet they show the match was much higher quality than it appeared.

Berdych was 5-2 up and Roger missed everything (for the first seven games). Then when berdych served at 5*-3 he was under pressure and made horrendous UE and gave away his serve.

Then suddenly Federer is back :lol: (Actually, not really, the penultimate game went to deuce)

But KUDOS to Federer winning a tight match against a player he lost in slam this year. Chardy/Djokovic next, would he keep it up and getting into a 1000 Final? I really hope he can grab it this time

superslam77
08-14-2010, 02:01 AM
Unfortunate result.

later you make excuse cards how you're not a noid :devil:

green25814
08-14-2010, 02:02 AM
He used to do that lately. Federror, you know.

Yeah. I mean cmon folks, we havent seen Fed's 06 level in a LONG time. This was the best I've seen him for a while.

The Magician
08-14-2010, 02:02 AM
Brad Gilbert is a clown who wants to make tennis int WWE, I wouldn't listen to anything he has to say :o

RawrArgh
08-14-2010, 02:02 AM
Nice to hear Fed giving Berdych props there.
He owes him that after his Wimbledon comments.

Hopefully Tomas is above that and doesn't mention his bad leg as an excuse for his performance.

Filo V.
08-14-2010, 02:02 AM
This could turn Roger's post AO year around.

Mentally, but game-wise? Still very patchy and still way too first-serve reliant. I mean, he could turn the corner, but we'll see. The game isn't back in full operating order.

green25814
08-14-2010, 02:04 AM
Mentally, but game-wise? Still very patchy and still way to first-serve reliant. I mean, he could turn the corner, but we'll see. The game isn't back in full operating order.

He's never going to be back to his absolute BEST, but I genuinely believe that to win the US he just needs confidence.

careergrandslam
08-14-2010, 02:04 AM
This match shows that Roger may be #3, Nadal may have won the majority of events including FO/Wimby, but the GOAT is still the center of the tennis world and the guy that brings out the crowds :worship:

:lol:
still trying a way.
just let it go.

yes everyone loves roger and hates rafa, even god loves roger more than rafa with those netcords and luck that roger always has.
we know the whole world are roger fans and nadal is like the ugly red headed step child.

happy?

Filo V.
08-14-2010, 02:05 AM
I love Roger, and my hard feelings aren't about him completely, but the entire situation at the end of the third led me to root for Tomas here.

holagirl56
08-14-2010, 02:05 AM
Yeah. I mean cmon folks, we havent seen Fed's 06 level in a LONG time. This was the best I've seen him for a while.

Agreed. He was brilliant up until the end of the second. The backhand has looked better than it has in a while. Obviously, he still needs to fine tune the game and try for some consistency, but this is really promising.

tealeaves
08-14-2010, 02:06 AM
However I am still optimistic about Federer's chances in USO this year.

tennis2tennis
08-14-2010, 02:06 AM
best quality match so far

Pirata.
08-14-2010, 02:06 AM
Amazing win for Roger. He really needed something like that to boost his confidence. A win over Djokovic is entirely possible.

Heh, I really have nothing else to say. I'm just so happy for him :)

Javier Bardem
08-14-2010, 02:07 AM
wowow, great play by fed throught first 2 sets. i really can't believe he broke back in the 3rd and got a couple of cheap points in that breaker, good to see him step in on berdych's 2nd serve

dabeast
08-14-2010, 02:07 AM
YeSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!

real happy Rog gutted this one out. He should never have lost the 2nd set.

Scary tense all the way thru. Birddick and his whiny ass:o

allpro
08-14-2010, 02:07 AM
that was some hard and heavy hitting. great match.

sabina_RF_lee
08-14-2010, 02:07 AM
Roger is the great ambassador of sport and the GOAT of tennis!

Toaderling
08-14-2010, 02:08 AM
Goat.

out_here_grindin
08-14-2010, 02:08 AM
Brad Gilbert is a clown who wants to make tennis int WWE, I wouldn't listen to anything he has to say :o

haha, this is true. Loves to talk about little disgareemnets between players and make it sound like they are doing everything in their power to resist themeselves from body-slamming the other on a change-over.

Fed Fan
08-14-2010, 02:08 AM
Great entertainment. There were moments of brilliance and a lot of mistakes from both players which made for great drama.

On the positive side for Federer, his speed around the court is better, possibly explaining why we're seeing more forehands down the line, which bailed him out on a few occasions. The negatives are that Federer still needs resolve on being returning aggressively. It worked in the first set, then he became more passive until the closing stages in the match. And, although it was good to see Federer want to win this match badly, the mental aspect of his game was not great at important moments. Players that are mentally stronger than Berdych will punish Federer's concentration lapses.

Berdych started and ended the match poorly, which is a shame. However, there were a lot of good things about his tennis in between. Berdych is not too bad around the net and he's very tough to beat when his first serve is clicking. Although less likely to choke than before, Berdych did in the final set today, so there's still work to be done there.

ZaZoo)
08-14-2010, 02:08 AM
Both were choking but Berdych choked more, 5-2 last set..

Filo V.
08-14-2010, 02:09 AM
He's never going to be back to his absolute BEST, but I genuinely believe that to win the US he just needs confidence.

I agree that the confidence this win will bring him will help a lot. I don't expect pre-2008 Roger. At the same time, can he rely on his opponent choking at the US Open when serving for the match? Confidence is all good, but you need the game to back you up, and Roger's game isn't really fully there yet. It could get there by the end of Cincinnati, but we can't jump to conclusions from this match, because he didn't play overly well.

bad gambler
08-14-2010, 02:09 AM
Federer's fighting qualities is one aspect of his game that has been underrated in his career.

That could be the confidence boosting win he needs to make a run at the USO this year

misty1
08-14-2010, 02:10 AM
I love Roger, and my hard feelings aren't about him completely, but the entire situation at the end of the third led me to root for Tomas here.

what situation

all i can say though is that this is wrong

tomas should have won this 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 but got broken..should have been 3 in a row

ad-out
08-14-2010, 02:10 AM
Incredible fight from Tomas Berdych. He got totally screwed on that net cord in the TB. :( And the Toronto crowd :help:

Good luck in Cincy Tomas - hope you get your revenge! :D

The Magician
08-14-2010, 02:11 AM
:lol:
still trying a way.
just let it go.

yes everyone loves roger and hates rafa, even god loves roger more than rafa with those netcords and luck that roger always has.
we know the whole world are roger fans and nadal is like the ugly red headed step child.

happy?

yes I am :yeah: Now if Roger beats Murray/Nadal in the final I'll be ecstatic :p

dombrfc
08-14-2010, 02:13 AM
yes I am :yeah: Now if Roger beats Murray/Nadal in the final I'll be ecstatic :p

Oh, me too ;)

solowyn
08-14-2010, 02:13 AM
tomas should have won this 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 but got broken..should have been 3 in a row
Roger should have taken the 2nd set to TB first.

The Magician
08-14-2010, 02:14 AM
Best match for quite a while, those Toronto fans are lucky.

ps only 4 threads? MTF is slipping :p

green25814
08-14-2010, 02:14 AM
I agree that the confidence this win will bring him will help a lot. I don't expect pre-2008 Roger. At the same time, can he rely on his opponent choking at the US Open when serving for the match? Confidence is all good, but you need the game to back you up, and Roger's game isn't really fully there yet. It could get there by the end of Cincinnati, but we can't jump to conclusions from this match, because he didn't play overly well.

It wasn't really a choke by Tomas. By rights, Federer should've won in straights, it was Tomas' great play and grit which took him to within sight of victory. Did he get tight serving for it? Slightly, but he still saved 4 BPs, and who wouldn't struggle somewhat against Federer with the crowd baying for UEs.

I also think the US Open courts make a big difference, his game is just amazingly well suited to it and always will be. There's noone out there as dangerous on them as Federer, even today.

sabina_RF_lee
08-14-2010, 02:17 AM
yes I am :yeah: Now if Roger beats Murray/Nadal in the final I'll be ecstatic :p

:drool:

The Magician
08-14-2010, 02:18 AM
Getting way ahead of myself, but if Roger wins Toronto and the USO this year will be sort of an inverse of last year. 2 year grand slam should count for something right?

sabina_RF_lee
08-14-2010, 02:18 AM
Im so happy! :dance: Even if he doesnt win the tournament Im happy he beat Berdych. Roger`s game is getting better!

green25814
08-14-2010, 02:19 AM
Unfortunately we all know Brands is winning this year, but your right it would be an inverse.

allpro
08-14-2010, 02:23 AM
It wasn't really a choke by Tomas

i agree. it was a tight match with a lot at stake and while they both may have blinked, neither "choked".

careergrandslam
08-14-2010, 02:26 AM
i like roger, he is my 2nd favourite after rafa, but i hate roger's absolute far-right wing fans.
when they try to put down rafa to massage their egos to make roger look better is whats annoying.
same thing with murray and murray fans, like andy but hate his extremist fans.

if rafa won a match like this, all rafa haters would be coming here saying berdych is a mug, berdych is a choker and all that.
when roger wins, GOAT!

u dont see any rafa haters coming here saying all kinda crap about roger like all rafa haters do when rafa wins matches like this.

but anyway, congratz roger, hard fought win, never gave up.
what a legend!

Kworb
08-14-2010, 02:30 AM
Kinda sad how hard Roger has to fight these days to beat mugs like Berdych but good to see he can still do it even after having declined so much.

Ben.
08-14-2010, 02:30 AM
i like roger, he is my 2nd favourite after rafa, but i hate roger's absolute far-right wing fans.
when they try to put down rafa to massage their egos to make roger look better is whats annoying.
same thing with murray and murray fans, like andy but hate his extremist fans.

if rafa won a match like this, all rafa haters would be coming here saying berdych is a mug, berdych is a choker and all that.
when roger wins, GOAT!

u dont see any rafa haters coming here saying all kinda crap about roger like all rafa haters do when rafa wins matches like this.

but anyway, congratz roger, hard fought win, never gave up.
what a legend!

Good post, all true. The double standards are a joke.

sabina_RF_lee
08-14-2010, 02:31 AM
Roger never gives up and fights to the end. The GOAT

Johnny Groove
08-14-2010, 02:31 AM
Good post, all true. The double standards are a joke.

True.

I think it has to do with the Federer fan mindset. He won absolutely everything for so many years that they've become used to it and can't stand it when he doesn't.

Nadal fans, on the other hand, have had to endure long bouts of either injury or lack of form that when Nadal does win, we appreciate it more.

Filo V.
08-14-2010, 02:35 AM
It wasn't really a choke by Tomas. By rights, Federer should've won in straights, it was Tomas' great play and grit which took him to within sight of victory. Did he get tight serving for it? Slightly, but he still saved 4 BPs, and who wouldn't struggle somewhat against Federer with the crowd baying for UEs.

I also think the US Open courts make a big difference, his game is just amazingly well suited to it and always will be. There's noone out there as dangerous on them as Federer, even today.

Choke is too strong a word, I agree. He wavered. He got a little weak and was a little fragile. Tomas hung in there and almost fought past it, but it wasn't enough. Roger was fighting himself and fighting Tomas and willed himself through. I definitely agree that Roger is the best player IN GENERAL (not just US Open) at his best, but what is his best at this point, August 2010? This win will help the confidence, I agree. I agree that the US Open courts (and Cincinnati) suit his game better. But he still needs to show something more in terms of ability. Because the door will be closed by the opponent, that slight opening that Tomas gave him may not be there come US Open time.

The Magician
08-14-2010, 02:39 AM
Choke is too strong a word, I agree. He wavered. He got a little weak and was a little fragile. Tomas hung in there and almost fought past it, but it wasn't enough. Roger was fighting himself and fighting Tomas and willed himself through. I definitely agree that Roger is the best player IN GENERAL (not just US Open) at his best, but what is his best at this point, August 2010? This win will help the confidence, I agree. I agree that the US Open courts (and Cincinnati) suit his game better. But he still needs to show something more in terms of ability. Because the door will be closed by the opponent, that slight opening that Tomas gave him may not be there come US Open time.

He showed plenty of ability in the first set and a half, when he came out with a more aggressive mindset than I've seen in a long time, good returning and clutch serving, and confidence in his netplay. It was really when he started to get tight he reverted into his more comfortable shell and started slicing the backhand and not coming to net. That's to be expected though, he just started with his new coach, I wouldn't worry about roger getting his game together for the USO :yeah:

Ibracadabra
08-14-2010, 02:41 AM
Sad to see roger so low that he is struggling with ballbashers :(

Ben.
08-14-2010, 02:41 AM
True.

I think it has to do with the Federer fan mindset. He won absolutely everything for so many years that they've become used to it and can't stand it when he doesn't.

Nadal fans, on the other hand, have had to endure long bouts of either injury or lack of form that when Nadal does win, we appreciate it more.

I think glory hunters is the term I might use if I was feeling cynical.

Action Jackson
08-14-2010, 02:42 AM
True.

I think it has to do with the Federer fan mindset. He won absolutely everything for so many years that they've become used to it and can't stand it when he doesn't.

Nadal fans, on the other hand, have had to endure long bouts of either injury or lack of form that when Nadal does win, we appreciate it more.

They are as bad as each other but for differing reasons, the first one you said about Fed is spot on.

Action Jackson
08-14-2010, 02:43 AM
I think glory hunters is the term I might use if I was feeling cynical.

No those are called Fedals.

Roddickominator
08-14-2010, 02:44 AM
It kinda sucked that this match had to end in a tiebreaker...but that is the nature of the beast at most tourneys. Berdych fought till the end, some very impressive moments from him.

Guy Haines
08-14-2010, 02:48 AM
i like roger, he is my 2nd favourite after rafa, but i hate roger's absolute far-right wing fans.
when they try to put down rafa to massage their egos to make roger look better is whats annoying.
same thing with murray and murray fans, like andy but hate his extremist fans.

if rafa won a match like this, all rafa haters would be coming here saying berdych is a mug, berdych is a choker and all that.
when roger wins, GOAT!

u dont see any rafa haters coming here saying all kinda crap about roger like all rafa haters do when rafa wins matches like this.

but anyway, congratz roger, hard fought win, never gave up.
what a legend!

Well put, especially the use of right wing.

In some ways it's tard apples and oranges, with Fed snobs who think their taste is impeccable and superior vs Nadal warmongers who think machismo is the be all and end all. And then there are the lovers of tennis, and believe it or not, despite some amazing single-handed MTF poster campaigns, they don't all prefer Federer.

For some it's a flick of the switch from insecurity to gloating.

Pirata.
08-14-2010, 02:51 AM
Fedtards and Rafatards are equal in terms of how annoying they are.

But acting like the Rafatards don't invade posts when Fed loses to gloat is just plain stupid.

Arkulari
08-14-2010, 02:56 AM
Fedtards and Rafatards are equal in terms of how annoying they are.

But acting like the Rafatards don't invade posts when Fed loses to gloat is just plain stupid.

+1

like GH said, one can be a fan without going berserk and thinking the only "good" way to play is the way your fave plays :o

hilluis
08-14-2010, 02:58 AM
Back to the match..... agree that Roger reverted to his comfort zone and didnt keep up with the aggression. All players do this and it's to be expected. Nadal often starts off on the baseline but always reverts to his usual stance behind the baseline. What I think no one maybe appreciates, is how the last two losses must have been praying on Roger's mind. How could they not, no matter what you tell yourself... you still know you have been in the losing position before and patterns have a way of repeating... even when you are desperate for them not to happen.

Serenidad
08-14-2010, 02:58 AM
Roger was very complimentary of Tomas in his interview just now, so I guess we can put that RUMOUR to bed.

Roger is often complimentary if he wins. It's only when he loses do we see how he really feels. Hard loss for Berdych who had beaten Brands before touching the hardcourts, but he'll recover.

tangerine_dream
08-14-2010, 02:59 AM
:lol: Roger screaming "Come on!!!" when Berdych made an error. Think Tomas got inside the Great One's head a bit?

guga2120
08-14-2010, 03:22 AM
Nice choke Tomas.:(

paseo
08-14-2010, 03:33 AM
Any highlights?

EternalxJourney
08-14-2010, 03:41 AM
Could someone upload some highlights from the match? I just got home from work and couldn't watch. Thanks in advance.

habibko
08-14-2010, 03:45 AM
only the TB is up thus far

mqLT-igG_8s

alfonsojose
08-14-2010, 03:45 AM
The crowd helped Roger a lot disrupting Berdych, but Tomas should have been able to handle that better. Roger's backand is unstable :help:

nobama
08-14-2010, 03:46 AM
Roger was very complimentary of Tomas in his interview just now, so I guess we can put that RUMOUR to bed.Fed said this prior to the start of Toronto:
"I don't think I was frustrated after my loss from Wimbledon," Federer said. "I was disappointed that my body wasn't holding up and that Berdych played such a good match and that I couldn't defend my Wimbledon dream again."He also said after the Llodra match:
Q. What are you looking to change I guess your next opponent, Tomas Berdych, you lost to him the last few times out.
ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I definitely have to go back, and, you know, think what didn't go so well against him and what did work well. He's definitely on the run right now, so hope to stop him a bit. He played great in Paris, at Wimbledon, and also, he beat me in Miami in a tough three setter where I had match point, so that was a bit of a pity, obviously.
So I hope to learn from those mistakes and come up with a good game plan tomorrow.

I don't think injury was the reason Fed lost at Wimbledon, but it's BS for anyone to suggest he isn't giving Berdych proper credit or only does so when he beats someone.

ORGASMATRON
08-14-2010, 03:46 AM
massive win for the GOAT. he is now winning the USO. you heard it here first.

HKz
08-14-2010, 03:49 AM
The crowd helped Roger a lot disrupting Berdych, but Tomas should have been able to handle that better. Roger's backand is unstable :help:

I thought his backhand was fine. It did let him down a bit, but I think the issue after the first set was Federer's serve and forehand. He was shanking the forehand a bit and his first serve decisions on the ad side was a bit odd. It seemed like he was kicking nearly everything to Berdych's backhand on that side of the court even on the first serve.

Ibracadabra
08-14-2010, 03:54 AM
Fed needed a match like this.

Orbis
08-14-2010, 03:58 AM
What a crazy match to watch, momentum shifted so often towards the end. Federer was looking deadly early on but struggled at the end of the second set and for most of the third. Still, Berdych hit errors at crucial moments which allowed Federer to recover every time. Then Fed almost choked away the tiebreak after being up 4-0 :lol: Entertaining stuff, some great points here and there too.

Serenidad
08-14-2010, 04:02 AM
Unfortunately we all know Brands is winning this year, but your right it would be an inverse.

Very true. NID win.

nobama
08-14-2010, 04:07 AM
:lol: at Fox Sports headline:

http://i33.tinypic.com/264i5pt.jpg

FlameOn
08-14-2010, 04:11 AM
Tomas. :bigcry: So close.

The first let-cord in the TB was bullshit. :o It reminded me of Miami '09 VS Roddick. :o Nobody's fault but gosh, annoying.

nobama
08-14-2010, 04:14 AM
Tomas. :bigcry: So close.

The first let-cord in the TB was bullshit. :o It reminded me of Miami '09 VS Roddick. :o Nobody's fault but gosh, annoying.you do know that fed gave back both mini breaks in the tb.

Eden
08-14-2010, 04:35 AM
The double standards are a joke.

You know why double standards are called double standards?

Rafa fans aren't always sweet angels either, so I don't understand why to generalize.

Each fangroup is disappointed when their favourite player loses a match. Rafa fans are no different there. And they can't really complain about lacking success of their player as well. It's not as they wouldn't have got used to see Rafa winning several tournaments a year either. ;)

Eden
08-14-2010, 05:26 AM
Kinda sad how hard Roger has to fight these days to beat mugs like Berdych but good to see he can still do it even after having declined so much.

Berdych is not a mug. He has proven that he can trouble Roger or any player on any given day.

Beside this people seem to forget sometimes that even in his dominant times Roger often had to go deep to win his matches. As Bad Gambler rightly stated Roger's fighting quality has often been overlooked.

prafull
08-14-2010, 05:28 AM
Berdych proves again- Once a choker always choker.

And Federer shows why he is the luckiest player ever. Those misshits that landed in and volley without seeing the ball in that 5-3 game were pure usual Federer luck genius.

RagingLamb
08-14-2010, 05:29 AM
Entertaining match.

Roger came out playing really well, but while he played really great during some parts, he played pretty awful during others (for example 5-6 in the second).

Lots of Credit to Thomas for not giving up after the first and hanging in there until the end. It took him a while to come to life, but once he did, it was awesome to watch. Some of those shots in the second looked like they were fired from a tank.

In the end he got unlucky (even Federer was quick to acknowledge this in his interview), but definitely a good match for him.

viruzzz
08-14-2010, 05:37 AM
Well, I admit Fed is was a bit lucky.
But if we look at the 1st set, he was demolisher.
The goat is the goat. STFU haters.

Xristos
08-14-2010, 05:57 AM
The king still lives.

Mechlan
08-14-2010, 06:39 AM
Gripping match. Very glad to see Federer pull this out, he needs some confidence and wins like this will give it to you. Great fight from Berdych as well, hope he continues to be such a fighter.

ibreak4coffee
08-14-2010, 06:45 AM
Roger :worship:

Crowd tipped and/or disrupted the match my behind... the better player won

DrJules
08-14-2010, 07:15 AM
Federer should have won the match in 2 sets, then Berdych in 3 sets and finally Federer did win it.

At 4-4 in the second set Federer had break points on the Berdych serve which he played too cautiously when Berdych was struggling with his serve and then looked certain to go to a tie break when the Federer serve fell apart.

denibas77
08-14-2010, 07:32 AM
Roger was very complimentary of Tomas in his interview just now, so I guess we can put that RUMOUR to bed.well he won ,he is allways complimentary when he wins ,other story when he loses:o

garytennis
08-14-2010, 08:28 AM
It was a very entertaining match. I went to bed at 4:00 am and woke up at 8. But tennis fans, I think that you understand me. And Federer vs Djokovic at 1:00 am !

scoobs
08-14-2010, 08:59 AM
Well it took him a while but Roger finally grabbed Tomas by the back of the short and gave him a Fedgie.

RIboy
08-14-2010, 09:13 AM
nooooooooooooooooooooooo :o

Nidhogg
08-14-2010, 09:29 AM
Good stuff. Roger showed promise in this encounter. He looked quite nervous at times in the last two sets, and I hope as well as think that he can build on getting the win.

Tomas has improved immensely in so many ways over the last year. He should keep on racking up good results through the remainder of the season.

Certinfy
08-14-2010, 09:44 AM
Amazing match. Kinda pissed that Tomas didn't win but a few days off will help that left leg. :)

Certinfy
08-14-2010, 10:01 AM
Oh and Federer fans, this isn't revenge for Wimbledon, just Miami. ;)

gulzhan
08-14-2010, 10:14 AM
The match was great. The result could have been better.

bokehlicious
08-14-2010, 10:15 AM
True.

I think it has to do with the Federer fan mindset. He won absolutely everything for so many years that they've become used to it and can't stand it when he doesn't.

Nadal fans, on the other hand, have had to endure long bouts of either injury or lack of form that when Nadal does win, we appreciate it more.

:lol: :baby: :hug: ;)

A_Skywalker
08-14-2010, 10:19 AM
Usual Fed luck at important moments. Never ends. Berdych deserved to win more.

Jimbolero
08-14-2010, 11:20 AM
I saw the last two sets and my point is Berdych never should have lost.:tape: I mean,he had chances to serve it out at 5-3 in the 3rd, but I'm gonna have to say he was a bit unlucky (lost epic point at 5-3 40-40, Berdych BH goes just wide, and that first point of the TB, wow :o) But I guess this is just sports :sad:
Anyway, it's the best I've seen from Federer in months!!I wouldnt be surprised if he was to edge Nole out today. I really think Federer could start his season over depending on how he ends up the week.

Bilbo
08-14-2010, 11:50 AM
worst top 10 player this berdych

not one title this year

Dini
08-14-2010, 11:58 AM
worst top 10 player this berdych

not one title this year

Murray?

Bilbo
08-14-2010, 12:00 PM
Murray?

he'll win one this year. most likely this week ;)

latso
08-14-2010, 12:02 PM
happy to see the goat i back and the very "tight" MTF audience claiming the match was entertaining and good.

Anyone tos share a vid or extended report?

tennis2tennis
08-14-2010, 12:26 PM
3rs set tiebreak
mqLT-igG_8s

Shirogane
08-14-2010, 12:28 PM
damn it I went to bed at 5-2 :(

habibko
08-14-2010, 12:29 PM
happy to see the goat i back and the very "tight" MTF audience claiming the match was entertaining and good.

Anyone tos share a vid or extended report?

D_5WSkbl1Hc

vtWsuLdNRJA

nobama
08-14-2010, 12:32 PM
well he won ,he is allways complimentary when he wins ,other story when he loses:ocare to share some examples?

ORGASMATRON
08-14-2010, 01:24 PM
Goat

Certinfy
08-14-2010, 01:58 PM
Really hoping for a match between these 2 at the USO. This is a match that deserved to be a 5 set match.

ORGASMATRON
08-14-2010, 02:20 PM
Really hoping for a match between these 2 at the USO. This is a match that deserved to be a 5 set match.

me too.

propi
08-14-2010, 02:24 PM
Mug fest :o
As soon as I saw Thomas losing his serve when serving for the match I knew it was over :o

fran70
08-14-2010, 02:31 PM
Hard worked victory for Roger. He is far away of playing his best tennis (wondering what is going on with his bh) but his class prevailed. He will need to play much better to defeat Djoko today.

green25814
08-14-2010, 02:40 PM
Well put, especially the use of right wing.

In some ways it's tard apples and oranges, with Fed snobs who think their taste is impeccable and superior vs Nadal warmongers who think machismo is the be all and end all. And then there are the lovers of tennis, and believe it or not, despite some amazing single-handed MTF poster campaigns, they don't all prefer Federer.

For some it's a flick of the switch from insecurity to gloating.

I like Federer so I'm right wing??? What the fuuu....

cutesteve22
08-14-2010, 03:26 PM
great win for Roger, pls do your best in SF

Arkulari
08-14-2010, 05:22 PM
8jA8yBpRXTg

Action Jackson
08-14-2010, 05:37 PM
I like Federer so I'm right wing??? What the fuuu....

Yes, you are a member of the Danish Peoples Party and you have hot monkey love with Pia Kjærsgaard.

Li Ching Yuen
08-14-2010, 05:50 PM
He will need to play much better to defeat Djoko today.

:haha::haha::cuckoo:

Sapeod
08-14-2010, 05:52 PM
WTH???

Why am I not the OP????
My thread had over 60 replies.

Ben.
08-14-2010, 06:06 PM
WTH???

Why am I not the OP????
My thread had over 60 replies.

I guess your post was later than the OP's post.

Ibracadabra
08-14-2010, 06:08 PM
lol and people realise it's not to hard to guess 25 to lifes age

Mateya
08-14-2010, 06:14 PM
Federror won a tight match! :spit:

It took a while...now he's out of PHM mental league, but only just. :p

Certinfy, Tomaš :hug:
Don't worry, he's peaking for USopen where he'll reach another SF and prevent you from having sex again. :)

fran70
08-14-2010, 06:24 PM
:haha::haha::cuckoo:

If you had been following both players probably you would have realized that Roger is having a lot of troubles with his backhand and his tennis has not been really his best. On the other hand Djoko is playing more consistent without doing anything extraordinary which under my opinion could be enough to beat Roger.
Of course these are just preliminary especulations so will see on the court what really happens.;)

green25814
08-14-2010, 07:43 PM
Yes, you are a member of the Danish Peoples Party and you have hot monkey love with Pia Kjærsgaard.

:lol:

Sapeod
08-14-2010, 08:56 PM
I guess your post was later than the OP's post.
:o

born_on_clay
08-15-2010, 11:51 AM
sweet revenge :angel: