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Toronto SF WWW: Federer vs. Djokovic

habibko
08-14-2010, 04:31 AM
top 4 in SF, who wins the battle to be the world #2?

Luinir
08-14-2010, 04:31 AM
Who will win?

.-Federers_Mate-.
08-14-2010, 04:32 AM
Federer in 3

alfonsojose
08-14-2010, 04:37 AM
Nole in 3. Flashes of Old Nole keep coming. Roger on the other hand :help:

HKz
08-14-2010, 04:43 AM
Federer playing shaky tennis and Djokovic seems to be very solid but I think Roger should be able to pull this one out. Djokovic is a good match-up for Federer. He is obviously a great ball striker, but he doesn't have the pace of Del Potro/Soderling/Berdych/etc so he ends up allowing Roger to get in a pretty good rhythm whenever they play.

careergrandslam
08-14-2010, 04:51 AM
the final will be federer vs murray.
book it.

seems like the trio of federer, murray and djokovic are stepping up to challenge rafa's recent dominance.
all 3 are playing some quality ball.
all 3 look pretty confident.
whereas rafa seems to be resting on his laurels.

rafa is in trouble big time during the US open series.
no way he can beat federer,murray or djokovic on hardcourt when they play their best.
rafa's best on hardcourt is far inferior to the best of the trio on hardcourts.

Arkulari
08-14-2010, 05:00 AM
I think Roger can take this in three, but it can go either way

Pirata.
08-14-2010, 05:08 AM
I think Roger can take this in three, but it can go either way

This. Should be a good match regardless.

FlameOn
08-14-2010, 05:28 AM
Djokovic in 3 plz. :rocker2:

The Magician
08-14-2010, 06:02 AM
Novak seems to be in better form but that's only because Chardy was so bad :o All those 0-30 games Novak held won't be so easy against Roger, and Novak is not nearly as big a hitter or server as Berdych. Roger in 2.

prafull
08-14-2010, 06:34 AM
Djokovic 6-4,6-2

Serenidad
08-14-2010, 06:50 AM
Well if Novak cannot win this he should just retire. Cotton candy is going down in three, but Brands is the real winner.

stewart
08-14-2010, 07:00 AM
This will be a good match to watch. Djokovic hasn't won a top 10 player for a while, so I really hope that he can beat Federer tomorrow so that he can get his confidence back. He needs to believe that he can win Federer, and not give up hope if he is a set down.

prafull
08-14-2010, 07:05 AM
If Nadal wins against Murray Federer won't even bother showing up for the 2nd semi final.

coonster14
08-14-2010, 07:26 AM
Finally, Djokovic plays a top 5 player this year, how long has it been? Probably since the Basel final against Roger last year (9 months...)

I'll go with Djokovic in 3.

bad gambler
08-14-2010, 07:27 AM
If Nadal wins against Murray Federer won't even bother showing up for the 2nd semi final.

Yes I'm sure Federer is shaking in his boots of the thought of playing Nadal on his least favourite surface

Mechlan
08-14-2010, 08:11 AM
Finally, Djokovic plays a top 5 player this year, how long has it been? Probably since the Basel final against Roger last year (9 months...)

I'll go with Djokovic in 3.

Last time he played a top 5 player was at the WTF last year (Nadal). I think the highest ranked player Djokovic has beaten this year is Marin Cilic at #13? Wow. That gives you an idea of how poor the level of the tour is this year if that's what it takes to be #2. In a weird way this makes sense. It does always seem like Djokovic has the easiest draw.

tektonac
08-14-2010, 08:26 AM
In a weird way this makes sense. It does always seem like Djokovic has the easiest draw.

bs, http://www.tennistalk.com/en/blog/Cheryl_Murray/20090903/The_Federer_conspiracy_continues

btw, have you checked the ciny draw?

Elena.
08-14-2010, 08:28 AM
Rogie

coonster14
08-14-2010, 08:33 AM
Last time he played a top 5 player was at the WTF last year (Nadal). I think the highest ranked player Djokovic has beaten this year is Marin Cilic at #13? Wow. That gives you an idea of how poor the level of the tour is this year if that's what it takes to be #2. In a weird way this makes sense. It does always seem like Djokovic has the easiest draw.

OMG, I'm the biggest fan of Rafa and Nole, can't believe I forgot about their WTF match last year, thanks for reminding me of that. :)

But I agree with you that the level of play this year has been abysmal compared to 2009, that is for sure.

Orka_n
08-14-2010, 08:49 AM
If there is any justice in this world, Fed will take this.

madmax
08-14-2010, 08:54 AM
FedGOAT in 2 - he seems to be wanting this Masters MM title

Priam
08-14-2010, 08:55 AM
Wow 9 months since he played a top 5er? This could be the perfect opportunity for him to re-assert himself in the "big 4". Could go either way like the other semi, but i think it'll be roger in 3.

ossie
08-14-2010, 09:27 AM
fed in 2

vn01
08-14-2010, 09:32 AM
Federer in 2. I hope Nole wins this, but Roger is in form. I think that he will win the tournament

paseo
08-14-2010, 09:44 AM
Yes I'm sure Federer is shaking in his boots of the thought of playing Nadal on his least favourite surface

What? How can you say that? Fed doesn't wear boots.

malisha
08-14-2010, 09:50 AM
Nole in 3

samanosuke
08-14-2010, 10:01 AM
Fakerich will win

habibko
08-14-2010, 10:13 AM
time for another revenge for the Basel final.

be afraid Nole, be very afraid.

ApproachShot
08-14-2010, 10:54 AM
Nole was good yesterday but it is difficult to judge what his level will be against Federer as Chardy let him run away with his QF match. Federer was great at certain times yesterday but patchy in others so unless he can iron out the inconsistencies, Djokovic will be feeling that he can win this one.

I think it could be a close affair - like it was in the first two sets of their Basel final last year.

Certinfy
08-14-2010, 11:01 AM
If Federer plays the way he did last night I think he'll win.

Saying that, Djokovic in 3. :yeah:

New Balls Please
08-14-2010, 01:19 PM
Head: Federer, Heart: Djokovic

zlaja777
08-14-2010, 01:43 PM
Djokovic in 3.

decrepitude
08-14-2010, 01:58 PM
Extra spice in this match, with the winner taking or retaining the #2 position.

ORGASMATRON
08-14-2010, 02:01 PM
i think Roger has a great shot here. that win over Berdych would have given him a lot of confidence.

Vida
08-14-2010, 02:41 PM
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djokovic in two, or - watch this - three sets

born_on_clay
08-14-2010, 02:44 PM
Federer in 2

rafa_maniac
08-14-2010, 02:50 PM
the final will be federer vs murray.
book it.

seems like the trio of federer, murray and djokovic are stepping up to challenge rafa's recent dominance.
all 3 are playing some quality ball.
all 3 look pretty confident.
whereas rafa seems to be resting on his laurels.

rafa is in trouble big time during the US open series.
no way he can beat federer,murray or djokovic on hardcourt when they play their best.
rafa's best on hardcourt is far inferior to the best of the trio on hardcourts.

When are you going to stop pretending you're a Nadal fan? :o

cuteasiangirl
08-14-2010, 03:02 PM
When are you going to stop pretending you're a Nadal fan? :o

I know! I have been thinking the same thing!

Persimmon
08-14-2010, 03:13 PM
Federer.

Hugh Jaas
08-14-2010, 03:21 PM
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djokovic in two, or - watch this - three sets


Asthma boy will lose. Brands is the REAL winner

TennisOnWood
08-14-2010, 04:55 PM
They are both chase some nice stuff.. Djokovic ATP victory number 300 and Federer ATP victory number 713,which will tied him with Becker in 9th place of Open era list (Nastase is next with 755)

sabina_RF_lee
08-14-2010, 05:45 PM
Dont know, but believe in Roger. Go Roger!!!!!!!!

TipTen
08-14-2010, 07:06 PM
Djokovic in two sets. Heart and Head say. NOLE!! ;)

viruzzz
08-14-2010, 07:24 PM
I'd love to see Federer wining the match.
My heart says Fed.
But my head says Djokovic... :awww:

Edith09
08-14-2010, 07:43 PM
Federer is improving and should win in 2 sets.

KoOlMaNsEaN
08-14-2010, 08:08 PM
It's supposed to rain tonight....

FormerRafaFan
08-14-2010, 08:11 PM
It's supposed to rain tonight....

RAIN?!?! They forecasted thunderstorms the last time I checked. Lets hope for no tornadoes. That would suck! lol

ImmzB
08-14-2010, 10:09 PM
Djokovic In 3

Johnny Groove
08-14-2010, 10:12 PM
Hopefully Fed.

Murray-Djoko in the final would be very :zzz:

green25814
08-14-2010, 10:23 PM
Brands will win.

Nole fan
08-14-2010, 10:34 PM
I hope Djokovic in 2, probably 3, but he should win this one. Even though Federer played his best tennis in the first set against Berdych he became really nervous and erratic from then on, showing his vulnerability. If Djokovic is on and his serve is good, then he can pull out this one. But you never know with the Top4...

The Magician
08-14-2010, 10:44 PM
Fed will raise his level, while Djokovic's career has been characterized by good but not great results for the last 2 years. Another easy loss for the Djoke who will go back to the MM tour and retain his inflated ranking.

tennisfan856
08-14-2010, 11:01 PM
depends how serious the shoulder injury is for djokovic because his level of play in the 2nd set dropped last night.

However, the biggest key for me to tonight's winner is how well federer will read the djokovic first serve. His 1st serve return % against berdych and llodra were abysmal, 23 and 24%. That's not going to get it done against Novak's serve.

Will they even get this match in tonight? I'm seeing green all over the radar.

latso
08-14-2010, 11:27 PM
Hopefully Roger digs deep enough and takes it in 3

Nole in form eventually but only against mugs for a looong long time, so clashing a big gun might be hard for him

go Roger

Off topic - Dimitrov with 3rd futures tittle in a row! Grisho to win AO 2011 - all in B-) :D

Sapeod
08-14-2010, 11:32 PM
I think Djokovic might win this in 3.