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Federer Crushes Bagman 6-4, 6-3 and stays no.2

SheepleBuster
08-22-2010, 12:25 AM
Fed is no. 2. Is it better to be NO.2? we'll see.

Pirata.
08-22-2010, 12:26 AM
100% break point conversion for maybe the first time in his career :lol:

Bilbo
08-22-2010, 12:26 AM
easy title for federer

SheepleBuster
08-22-2010, 12:27 AM
easy title for federer

I think Fish is a bad match up for Roger at this point. But it'll be a good test if Roger passes it.

TheBoiledEgg
08-22-2010, 12:27 AM
Roger chipping & charging :bowdown:
finally someone told him to do that, only 10 yrs too late.

Bremen
08-22-2010, 12:27 AM
He was in danger of losing number two? I wasn't aware of that. Anyway, he'll be seeded number 2 now for the US Open right?

habibko
08-22-2010, 12:27 AM
not facing any bpts, taking all the break chances he had, has been a while since he won a big match as comfortablly as this, always in control :drive:

good luck in final :yeah:

green25814
08-22-2010, 12:28 AM
Loved the volleys in this match from Fed

jeremda01
08-22-2010, 12:28 AM
baggy had a great run in my opinion, federer just playing his better game today then last time they meet.

samanosuke
08-22-2010, 12:29 AM
I think Fish is a bad match up for Roger at this point. But it'll be a good test if Roger passes it.

this

green25814
08-22-2010, 12:29 AM
Roger chipping & charging :bowdown:
finally someone told him to do that, only 10 yrs too late.

Yeah, you'd have thought with his slice and net skills that would be an amazing play for him.

tennishero
08-22-2010, 12:29 AM
shame about the short match.

straitup
08-22-2010, 12:29 AM
100% break point conversion for maybe the first time in his career :lol:

:lol:

Looked pretty routine...he'll be the favorite against Fish but Mardy's been amazing this week so it's up in the air. Good week for Baghdatis, a great effort to get that ranking up

sabina_RF_lee
08-22-2010, 12:29 AM
Great perfomance from the GOAT.:worship: He is getting better and better

Bremen
08-22-2010, 12:29 AM
this

LOL.

bluefork
08-22-2010, 12:29 AM
Solid stuff from Roge. Hopefully he can take the title now. :yeah:

dombrfc
08-22-2010, 12:29 AM
He was in danger of losing number two? I wasn't aware of that. Anyway, he'll be seeded number 2 now for the US Open right?

Seeded 2. Rankings published on monday are USO seedings.

If Fed lost today he would be three on monday

HDW
08-22-2010, 12:30 AM
Good win from fed, still could have cut down on those UE's

holagirl56
08-22-2010, 12:30 AM
Hope he defends his title, but even if he doesn't, he's looking very good going into the USO. Also, :lol: if he loses to Fish a la Indian Wells 2008.

HKz
08-22-2010, 12:31 AM
100% break point conversion for maybe the first time in his career :lol:

Wasn't Federer 7/7 in his Australian Open 2007 SF match against Andy?

Anyways, Federer's first serve was very good today. Not the greatest percentage of first serves in, but he won 90% of them when it did go in. Fantastic.

Baghdatis didn't play as well, but he didn't play horrendous.

philosophicalarf
08-22-2010, 12:31 AM
Fed served great, returns a little wobbly though.

Bag served appallingly. 40% first serve, and wasn't hitting his spots either.

Dimitra
08-22-2010, 12:31 AM
Markos :sad: Rogie :yeah:
What a great run for Baggy and he got also the 16th seed..I hope he withdraws from next week's tournie and doesn't get too exhausted just before the USO.

Certinfy
08-22-2010, 12:32 AM
Baghdatis :sad: :hug:

dombrfc
08-22-2010, 12:33 AM
Wasn't Federer 7/7 in his Australian Open 2007 SF match against Andy?

Anyways, Federer's first serve was very good today. Not the greatest percentage of first serves in, but he won 90% of them when it did go in. Fantastic.

Baghdatis didn't play as well, but he didn't play horrendous.

Best performance ever, that match.

SheepleBuster
08-22-2010, 12:33 AM
LOL.

I am not saying Fish is a better player. haha. Just the fact that a) the last time they played, he spanked Roger b) he does not miss much c) he does not have brain cramps d) when he has them he bounces back e) he moves better f) he is serving out of a tree g) did I say he's got nothing nothing nothing to lose.

Orka_n
08-22-2010, 12:33 AM
Congrats on the 17th Master win, Roger.

Bremen
08-22-2010, 12:34 AM
Best performance ever, that match.

That was an incredible match and it was even sweeter because the media was hyping it up as a close encounter. LOL.

Luinir
08-22-2010, 12:34 AM
The easiest Masters title in 2010, no? BYE, Retired, W/O... Then out of form Davydenko, decent player Baghdatis and Fish (LOL).

Mechlan
08-22-2010, 12:35 AM
Expected win. Federer played pretty well from what I saw.

Haelfix
08-22-2010, 12:36 AM
I hope Annacone doesn't tell him to chip and charge against Rafa or Murray. He'll get crushed.

I like it once in a blue moon to mix things up, or to spice up a break point, but players are way too good nowdays to miss the pass and it isn't high percentage play.

Anyway match was solid by both guys. Baggy started missing forehands at the end, his first serve percentage wasnt great and was a little sluggish movement wise but his backhand was on. I think if he could do it again he'd want to be a little more energetic.

swebright
08-22-2010, 12:36 AM
Don't count the FISH out!!

Bremen
08-22-2010, 12:38 AM
I am not saying Fish is a better player. haha. Just the fact that a) the last time they played, he spanked Roger b) he does not miss much c) he does not have brain cramps d) when he has them he bounces back e) he moves better f) he is serving out of a tree g) did I say he's got nothing nothing nothing to lose.

Well, I still think Federer is a pretty big favourite in this match.

HKz
08-22-2010, 12:38 AM
I am not saying Fish is a better player. haha. Just the fact that a) the last time they played, he spanked Roger b) he does not miss much c) he does not have brain cramps d) when he has them he bounces back e) he moves better f) he is serving out of a tree g) did I say he's got nothing nothing nothing to lose.

Yes it will be a tough match for Federer, but still, that match in 2008 wasn't the best representation. Clearly if Fish had only managed to win one set against Federer in their previous 5 matches and then beats him in straight sets, you know that something is up.

I mean Fish played very solid in that match and rushed Federer who didn't know what to do. But should be a very different match tomorrow.

samanosuke
08-22-2010, 12:39 AM
Decent match from Roger but nothing more . Baghdatis served more then awfully and still managed to stay in every set pretty long time . All these miss hits are pretty annoying . I doubt that Roger could win these matches with his opponents playing well . Try to imagine in form Soderling, Berdych or even Fish against Federer with such many easy errors . All these wins are nice but only one in form hitter and he is out . Rog needs to raise up all together to win USO

HKz
08-22-2010, 12:40 AM
The easiest Masters title in 2010, no? BYE, Retired, W/O... Then out of form Davydenko, decent player Baghdatis and Fish (LOL).

That is all part of the game bud.

Fed Fan
08-22-2010, 12:40 AM
The prodigal son has returned! Federer's volleys are getting a lot better, although the approach shots could do with a little work. Whatever has made Federer see the light, who knows, but he's the double the player with these new tactics.

This week has proved to me that Federer's problems in recent times are to do with his legs. He's not recovering as quickly as he used to; but when he's fresh, his game just comes together so well. The forehands and backhands down the line reappear, his defence against big hitters is so much better, and fewer shots are mistimed - especially the forehand, which becomes lethal.

Baghdatis' serve got worse as the match progressed. When he did get good serves in, though, he looked pretty decent. There were some good angles and touch from both his forehand and backhand. One thing that did cause Federer problems for a good chunk of the match Baghdatis' second serve kicker to his backhand. Unfortunately, Baghdatis used it so frequently, Federer clocked it in the second part of the match and dealt with a bit better. He's got to be confident of having a half-decent run at the US Open.

SheepleBuster
08-22-2010, 12:43 AM
Yes it will be a tough match for Federer, but still, that match in 2008 wasn't the best representation. Clearly if Fish had only managed to win one set against Federer in their previous 5 matches and then beats him in straight sets, you know that something is up.

I mean Fish played very solid in that match and rushed Federer who didn't know what to do. But should be a very different match tomorrow.

I have noticed that Fish does not miss as much these days. That's what worries me. I mean he essentially stayed with Murray all the time. It won't be a 6-4 6-4 match like all are predicting. I think it'll be a three set win for Roger if all things go according to plan.

MacTheKnife
08-22-2010, 12:44 AM
Just to good for the bagman. He had a good run though. Federer continues to improve returns and the aggressive style is building his confidence.

habibko
08-22-2010, 12:45 AM
Wasn't Federer 7/7 in his Australian Open 2007 SF match against Andy?

he was also 2/2 in the 2009 Madrid final against Nadal, happened quite often in his career actually.

kindling
08-22-2010, 12:45 AM
Roger chipping & charging :bowdown:
finally someone told him to do that, only 10 yrs too late.

Yeah, I mean too bad he didn't have a game plan the rest of his career, he might have been able to make a name for himself in tennis…. oh wait…..

MacTheKnife
08-22-2010, 12:46 AM
FIsh will be tough if he can hold his nerve. He is playing great, but let's face it, his record in finals sucks. I just hope he can stay loose tomorrow.

Baghdatis72
08-22-2010, 12:46 AM
41% 1st serve in for Baggy. No chance against a top 5 player serving like that. Federer served amazingly and remained focused.

Arkulari
08-22-2010, 12:46 AM
Excellent match by Roger, everything is clicking pretty good right now

It won't be an easy match against a hungry Fish but if Roger plays as good as he had in this week, he can take the title :)

sabina_RF_lee
08-22-2010, 12:47 AM
The easiest Masters title in 2010, no? BYE, Retired, W/O... Then out of form Davydenko, decent player Baghdatis and Fish (LOL).

its not Roger`s fault that nadal and Murray fucked up and lost to mugs.
Roger is the GOAT:worship:

Pirata.
08-22-2010, 12:55 AM
its not Roger`s fault that nadal and Murray fucked up and lost to mugs.

:lol:

syc23
08-22-2010, 12:56 AM
Vamos Roger! Fry this FUCKING POS FISH!!!!

Ozone
08-22-2010, 12:57 AM
JesusFed is back

solowyn
08-22-2010, 12:57 AM
I like it once in a blue moon to mix things up, or to spice up a break point, but players are way too good nowdays to miss the pass and it isn't high percentage play.
Koenig was saying not to expect it to be high percentage, but that trying it out early in the set is tactically advantageous for the times when the approach was most likely to be a winning play, ie whenever Baggy was serving to stay in the set. It certainly brought the break of serve in the second set.

He was 14/20 at the net, in the end.

Ozone
08-22-2010, 12:59 AM
The easiest Masters title in 2010, no? BYE, Retired, W/O... Then out of form Davydenko, decent player Baghdatis and Fish (LOL).
Decent player Baghdatis who took out Rafa but Fed routinely won:confused:

Sophocles
08-22-2010, 01:01 AM
Good stuff from Fed. Not his best, but good. Baghdatis didn't serve well enough.

Arkulari
08-22-2010, 01:03 AM
“The past year I’ve been very disappointed with my returning," Federer said. "I’ve played very safe the whole time and even on the first serve I haven’t been able to read the players as much, which had been my big strength. That got me thinking… After Wimbledon I had six weeks to work on a few things. On the hard courts it’s nice to play forwards and not always be defensive and let the other guy dictate. I’m happy that the hard work is paying off right away.”

:worship: :worship:

Sophocles
08-22-2010, 01:07 AM
:worship: :worship:

Wow. The stubbornness is relenting.

Arkulari
08-22-2010, 01:07 AM
I know, isn't that great? the first step to solve an issue is to acknowledge it :p

Luinir
08-22-2010, 01:07 AM
Lol @ MTF's reaction. When Nadal made a run like this on clay, he got blamed. :D

RogerGOAT, he is best, no 1. best best best. Played very good, favourite for US Open. Nadal is mug, Federer will trash him. Federerking. GOAT!

HKz
08-22-2010, 01:09 AM
Lol @ MTF's reaction. When Nadal made a run like this on clay, he got blamed. :D

RogerGOAT, he is best, no 1. best best best. Played very good, favourite for US Open. Nadal is mug, Federer will trash him. Federerking. GOAT!

Your sarcasm is :o

rofe
08-22-2010, 01:10 AM
Fed never had to get out of 2nd gear. He completely disrupted Baggy's rhythm with his forays into the net and his interesting changeup to powder puff ground strokes and that was enough to get the win.

Most importantly, Fed is playing the big points extremely well and that is great to see.

Baggy had a great run but his 1st serve percentage will always be hit or miss unless he makes some fundamental changes to his service motion. Even if he can get to 60% consistently, he can become an extremely dangerous player.

Oizo
08-22-2010, 01:11 AM
Solid win :D

HKz
08-22-2010, 01:11 AM
Fed never had to get out of 2nd gear. He completely disrupted Baggy's rhythm with his forays into the net and his interesting changeup to powder puff ground strokes and that was enough to get the win.

Most importantly, Fed is playing the big points extremely well and that is great to see.

Baggy had a great run but his 1st serve percentage will always be hit or miss unless he makes some fundamental changes to his service motion. Even if he can get to 60% consistently, he can become an extremely dangerous player.

I don't think it is the motion. It is that stupid toss of his.

dombrfc
08-22-2010, 01:17 AM
Lol @ MTF's reaction. When Nadal made a run like this on clay, he got blamed. :D

RogerGOAT, he is best, no 1. best best best. Played very good, favourite for US Open. Nadal is mug, Federer will trash him. Federerking. GOAT!

Agreed ;) Glad we have some common ground :yeah:

rofe
08-22-2010, 01:22 AM
I don't think it is the motion. It is that stupid toss of his.

What toss? Have you seen Soderling's ugly toss? Doesn't seem to affect Soda's 1st serve. Baggy needs to change his motion to impart more spin to make the ball dip more during his 1st serve instead of flying long.

cutesteve22
08-22-2010, 01:48 AM
pls win the final and the open(it will be great)

Persimmon
08-22-2010, 01:59 AM
favourite for US Open.

Without a doubt. Fed is peaking at the right time. Murray will have to wait until the AO to win a slam:wavey:

HKz
08-22-2010, 02:29 AM
What toss? Have you seen Soderling's ugly toss? Doesn't seem to affect Soda's 1st serve. Baggy needs to change his motion to impart more spin to make the ball dip more during his 1st serve instead of flying long.

You can have a high toss if you're consistent with it, but obviously it is tough. Baghdatis's toss is nothing like Robin's..

Look at Kiefer. His high toss is a hit and miss too.. I think Soderling is an exception, but I have seen his toss cause him headaches in the past.

Arkulari
08-22-2010, 02:32 AM
Soderling can hit that weird toss because he's used to long strokes (his FH and BH are like that), but Baggy can improve on his serve and become even more dangerous, it's all about percentages at this stage of his game

Sapeod
08-22-2010, 02:42 AM
100% break point conversion for maybe the first time in his career :lol:
he has done that many times in his career :wavey:
The easiest Masters title in 2010, no? BYE, Retired, W/O... Then out of form Davydenko, decent player Baghdatis and Fish (LOL).
Crybaby.
He was beating Istomin easily, would've beaten Kohli easily.
its not Roger`s fault that nadal and Murray fucked up and lost to mugs.
Mugs? :retard:
Baghdatis and Fish are not mugs, and Murray did not fuck up. He was a few points from victory and fought valiantly until the end. But Fish was too strong.
Baghdatis was too good for Nadal, but then again, it is hardcourt. A lot of players are too good for him.
Vamos Roger! Fry this FUCKING POS FISH!!!!
Fish is not a fucking pos :retard: :wavey:
Lol @ MTF's reaction. When Nadal made a run like this on clay, he got blamed. :D

RogerGOAT, he is best, no 1. best best best. Played very good, favourite for US Open. Nadal is mug, Federer will trash him. Federerking. GOAT!

:retard:
Your sarcasm is :o
He's a gambler, what do you expect. Everything about him is :o
Without a doubt. Fed is peaking at the right time. Murray will have to wait until the AO to win a slam:wavey:
No, he won't.
He's still the favourite alongside Rog for the title :wavey:

Filo V.
08-22-2010, 02:58 AM
Congrats, Roger. Hopefully he plays like this more often and in the final tomorrow.

Manequin75
08-22-2010, 03:05 AM
Rafa made Baghdatis yesterday look like a top notch player who would be a big threat at the US open.

Today Fed cut him to size and made him look like a guy who needs to work on his serve and maybe hit the gym too. And mind you, Fed didnt even sweat and was in cruise control at a gear couple of notches below his best.

Freaking Unbelievable this Roger.

And idiots wrote him off.

Roger is gonna be extremely difficult to beat in NY in a best of 5 match.

gusavo
08-22-2010, 03:06 AM
he has done that many times in his career :wavey:

its rediculously obvious that every play averages that many times over 700 matches


I like it once in a blue moon to mix things up, or to spice up a break point, but players are way too good nowdays to miss the pass and it isn't high percentage play.

yes they will miss. it is a very high percentage play

Fedex
08-22-2010, 03:06 AM
Roger chipping & charging :bowdown:
finally someone told him to do that, only 10 yrs too late.

You can already see the influence Annacone has had in his game. Federer never needed to volley so much earlier in his career, but now that he's older and more guys can hang with him from the back, why not use those skills at the net? Loved the varied approach too.

coonster14
08-22-2010, 03:13 AM
awww Marcos :sad:, but great week for him here taking out 3 seeded players (Cilic, Berdych, Nadal), and now he should have a top 16 seeding for the US Open due to Tsonga and Del Potro pulling out.

Roger played well from the 4 or 5 games that I watched at the end of the first set and early in the second set.

spencercarlos
08-22-2010, 03:25 AM
I hope Annacone doesn't tell him to chip and charge against Rafa or Murray. He'll get crushed.

I like it once in a blue moon to mix things up, or to spice up a break point, but players are way too good nowdays to miss the pass and it isn't high percentage play.

Anyway match was solid by both guys. Baggy started missing forehands at the end, his first serve percentage wasnt great and was a little sluggish movement wise but his backhand was on. I think if he could do it again he'd want to be a little more energetic.
Federer chipped and charged on his way to the Usopen title in 2008 :confused:
Against Nadal that would be a bad call but not against the rest.

swisht4u
08-22-2010, 03:27 AM
You can already see the influence Annacone has had in his game. Federer never needed to volley so much earlier in his career, but now that he's older and more guys can hang with him from the back, why not use those skills at the net? Loved the varied approach too.

It also looks like he has upped the aggression on return of serve. The forhand looks to have a little more on it also. Fed can also sharpen up his skills at the net, some of those net returns were directed at Baggy but should have been farther away from him. He'll get better with the shots and when to come in. There's probably some more changes on the way, stay tuned.

Fed's going to try to take back the #1 spot, probably around Wimby he'll have his best chance.

Riffrizzle
08-22-2010, 06:14 AM
Did Federer say anything about nearly rolling his ankle on set point? He winced, obviously hurt the guy.

The Magician
08-22-2010, 06:36 AM
Good match from Roger :yeah: My USO prediction is still going strong :cool:

Eden
08-22-2010, 06:39 AM
Did Federer say anything about nearly rolling his ankle on set point? He winced, obviously hurt the guy.

No, he wasn't asked about it in his press conference and didn't mentioned it either, so I think all is ok.

7FHyoraSpUs

Arkulari
08-22-2010, 06:49 AM
how I love that arabic commentator, his Muzza/Roger WTF 09 fake captioned vid is just awesome :hearts:

Luinir
08-22-2010, 06:59 AM
Decent player Baghdatis who took out Rafa but Fed routinely won:confused:

against Nadal %62 first serve
against Federer %40 first serve

hope this helps ;) yes, federer is playing better than nadal atm, but nadal could beat this baghdatis. he was better against nadal for sure.

B787
08-22-2010, 08:32 AM
Some ninja Fed moments during the match, excellent chip and charge points , but also some BH's in the 5th row at the stadium.
It should be fun vs Fish, but I think he will take it.

joplin
08-22-2010, 09:15 AM
fed needs to play some ballbasher to see where he is really at. average davydenko and not so great baggy yesterday are not these kind of matchups. I think many top players were not even close to their top editions at this tournament.

scarecrows
08-22-2010, 09:42 AM
it was a good match from Federer apart from the 2nd serve return
need to return much better today

Crazy Girl
08-22-2010, 09:46 AM
Thanks for post this, Eden. (I dont't remember your name, sorry!)
Eden, Habib...
Have you seen how is beautiful our Roger?
I don't know, but...what can I say?
I'm never tired of him.
Since so many years that I see him to play, I haven't - still - make the "habitude" on his incredible tennis.
It's a miracle.
It's a joy.
It's a privilege.
To see him to play.
I will be so sad, when he will put the word "end"at his career.
I don't want to think about that moment, Habib.
I'm firmly convincted that the tennis courts have never seen to play the noble game in this way.
Never. Also in the past.
Also the courts rest a little to see him playing.




7FHyoraSpUs:worship:

habibko
08-22-2010, 10:01 AM
Thanks for post this, Eden. (I dont't remember your name, sorry!)
Eden, Habib...
Have you seen how is beautiful our Roger?
I don't know, but...what can I say?
I'm never tired of him.
Since so many years that I see him to play, I haven't - still - make the "habitude" on his incredible tennis.
It's a miracle.
It's a joy.
It's a privilege.
To see him to play.
I will be so sad, when he will put the word "end"at his career.
I don't want to think about that moment, Habib.
I'm firmly convincted that the tennis courts have never seen to play the noble game in this way.
Never. Also in the past.
Also the courts rest a little to see him playing.

:worship: :worship: :worship:

madmax
08-22-2010, 10:12 AM
RogiGOAT matching towards another Masters MM title...NID. US Open this year could me boring than ever - seems like there is no one to challenge an in-form Fed for the title.

fran70
08-22-2010, 11:22 AM
It was a good match for Roger and it seemed like Marcos game`s suited perfectly for Roger tactics.

It`s amazing how his body and face language changes on Roger when he feels confortable with his opponent game. He used to have that relax attitude even on tough situations in the past but now you can see that occasionally and when that happens Roger shows his best tennis.

borracho
08-22-2010, 11:54 AM
excellent attacking stuff from Fed :yeah:

Favorite together with Murray to grab the US Open title imo, I believe Murray will pick his game up again to the Toronto level. Hope Fed wins tho.