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WWW RG R1: Roger Federer vs. Feliciano López

abraxas21
05-20-2011, 04:34 PM
Lalo should have beaten Fed last time they played but his choking abilities got the best from him. Will he be able to bring it to Federer again?

this seems like the most interesting first round encounter involving atop 10 player.

Sonja1989
05-20-2011, 04:35 PM
Federer wins in four sets. But this Feli has really good form.

rofe
05-20-2011, 04:38 PM
Most likely 4 sets if Lopez's BH is working, 3 sets if it isn't.

Topspindoctor
05-20-2011, 04:45 PM
Old Man in 3 :zzz:

straitup
05-20-2011, 04:56 PM
Federer in 4

romismak
05-20-2011, 05:11 PM
This is exactly what i was affraid off. I was hoping that Feli could make great run at RG, i think he is definetely best unseeded player, but thanks to unlucky draw this is his exit. He is great player, probably can took set from Roger thanks to TB, but really i don´t think he can win 3 sets agains Roger- he is just too skillfull and experienced player in Paris to not win this match. But for Roger hard match- he definetely would choose play some Qualificier than Feli in form.

nadejda
05-20-2011, 05:17 PM
Fed in 3

won't be easy, though

Certinfy
05-20-2011, 05:22 PM
Lopez in 4.

Nadull_tard
05-20-2011, 05:46 PM
I would hesitate to pick Federer in this one If this was a minor/m1000 encounter.
In slam, Roger in 3.

Dejan16
05-20-2011, 05:47 PM
Roger in 3 easy, one set could be tight but that's about it..

vn01
05-20-2011, 06:23 PM
olderer in 3 easy sets :zzz:

Pirata.
05-20-2011, 06:34 PM
Declinerer in 3. RG clay is not the same as Madrid clay and Feli isn't playing in front of a hometown crowd.

Shit draw, btw :sad:

r2473
05-20-2011, 07:35 PM
I would hesitate to pick Federer in this one If this was a minor/m1000 encounter.
In slam, Roger in 3.

Good call.

finishingmove
05-20-2011, 07:40 PM
olderer doesn't go out in R1 of slams

Gillouthe best
05-20-2011, 07:41 PM
Federer in 3, 6-4,6-4,6-2 or something like that

Dougie
05-20-2011, 07:45 PM
LaLo will have his revenge. If he serves like he did in Madrid and keeps his nerves under control this time, he will win in four. I hope so, at least.

iriraz
05-20-2011, 08:04 PM
In the last 6 years Lopez only got once past first round so certainly he doesn`t like the conditions here.
In Madrid was one thing but the conditions in Paris aren`t favourable for his game.It`s more like in Rome where he really struggled in any rally against Nadal.And i expect the same here where Federer will win most of the baseline rallies.
Federer will win,maximum in 4 sets

hicdick
05-20-2011, 08:31 PM
federer 6-0, 6-0, 6-2.

Arkulari
05-20-2011, 10:53 PM
Roger in 3 or 4 I think

Filo V.
05-20-2011, 10:58 PM
Feli is in good form. Roger is.........not really. But we know Roger picks it up in slams. I don't think Feli will be affected by Madrid, in fact, I expect that match to motivate him more for today.

I'm going with Roger in 2 very tight sets and one comfortable set. But I do actually think Lopez has a shot here if he brings his level, these conditions, if things remain the way they are, and the balls being used, actually suit him even better than in Madrid.

mikeqq
05-20-2011, 11:04 PM
Hi all,

How do you think Federer will do in the first round? Against a guy who almost beat him a short while ago.

Will it be a straight set win, as you would normally expect from Federer in the first round of a grand slam. Or maybe a 4-5 set struggle? Or perhaps even a shock loss?

I was scared for him in his Australian Open match vs Gille Simons, and look what happened, he almost made a embarrassing second round exit!

Hope it doesn't happen this time. I really want him to win another French Open, he's won enough Australian/Wimbledon/US Opens.

How far do you think he could go in this one?

Thanks

ZaZoo)
05-20-2011, 11:04 PM
Olderer 6-1, 6-3, 6-2

Jomp1
05-20-2011, 11:07 PM
I don't think he'll lose, but I can see Feli taking it to four close sets or so. If Feli can keep up the Madrid serving, that is.

Sunset of Age
05-20-2011, 11:10 PM
OP, I see this is your first post, welcome here - but I think your thread should be moved to the Federer Forum (http://www.menstennisforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=29) over here at MTF. There's a thread on Roger's chances for RG over there, you might want to join in with the discussion there. :)

BTW, there's a thread discussion the Federer - Lopez match over here (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=182909).

hicdick
05-20-2011, 11:11 PM
Hi all,

How do you think Federer will do in the first round? Against a guy who almost beat him a short while ago.

Will it be a straight set win, as you would normally expect from Federer in the first round of a grand slam. Or maybe a 4-5 set struggle? Or perhaps even a shock loss?

I was scared for him in his Australian Open match vs Gille Simons, and look what happened, he almost made a embarrassing second round exit!

Hope it doesn't happen this time. I really want him to win another French Open, he's won enough Australian/Wimbledon/US Opens.

How far do you think he could go in this one?

Thanks


Hi and welcome to the forums! :wavey::)


you may want to check the fed-forum too, lots of federer fans there.
http://www.menstennisforums.com/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=&f=29

hicdick
05-20-2011, 11:12 PM
OP, I see this is your first post, welcome here - but I think your thread should be moved to the Federer Forum (http://www.menstennisforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=29) over here at MTF. There's a thread on Roger's chances for RG over there, you might want to join in with the discussion there. :)

i'm getting slow.:p

out_here_grindin
05-21-2011, 12:07 AM
Federer something like 6-4 6-7 7-6 6-2

shiaben
05-21-2011, 12:08 AM
Federer to tank some points, but still come out in 3.

MIMIC
05-21-2011, 12:17 AM
It would be hilarious if Lopez won (would give more credence to "Declinerer") but I doubt that Federer will allow him to get too close to winning. But hey, you never know. Fed has lost to Melzer and Gasquet. But they were seeded and Lopez is not so I'll give them their credit.

betowiec
05-21-2011, 12:37 AM
good reasons to be scared

hipolymer
05-21-2011, 12:39 AM
LOL, what do you have to be scared about?

How do you expect Federer to win the title if he can't even beat FeLOLciano LOLpez?

shiaben
05-21-2011, 12:50 AM
You guys make this a big deal. I think Nadal's the one that's got it "bad". Look at his bracket.

He gets Isner in the first round, a clay courter in the 2nd, possibly Davydenko, Verdasco/Monaco/Kohlschreiber, Soderling, Murray/Almagro/Melzer, and then the final match. Pretty hardy draw. He's capable of getting it done. But this year he's more beatable. So I hope he can get through these vines and walls to see a Nadal/Djokovic final.

If Federer is playing consistently, the likes of Monfils/Ferrer and anyone else he were to play earlier, won't give him too much problems from reaching Djokovic.

tests
05-21-2011, 12:52 AM
You guys make this a big deal. I think Nadal's the one that's got it "bad". Look at his bracket.

He gets Isner in the first round, a clay courter in the 2nd, possibly Davydenko, Verdasco/Monaco/Kohlschreiber, Soderling, Murray/Almagro/Melzer, and then the final match. Pretty hardy draw. He's capable of getting it done. But this year he's more beatable. So I hope he can get through these vines and walls to see a Nadal/Djokovic final.

If Federer is playing consistently, the likes of Monfils/Ferrer and anyone else he were to play earlier, won't give him too much problems from reaching Djokovic.


OH NO! Not the almighty isner! Davydenko is out of form... and monaco/dasco should pose absolutly no issues for nadal.

Murray/soderling might be tough, and obviously the joker in the final is no joke.

Topspindoctor
05-21-2011, 12:56 AM
Olderer forum.

n8
05-21-2011, 12:57 AM
Hope it doesn't happen this time. I really want him to win another French Open, he's won enough Australian/Wimbledon/US Opens.

How far do you think he could go in this one?

Thanks

One French Open was practically a miracle for Federer, I very much doubt he'll win another.

shiaben
05-21-2011, 12:58 AM
OH NO! Not the almighty isner! Davydenko is out of form... and monaco/dasco should pose absolutly no issues for nadal.

Murray/soderling might be tough, and obviously the joker in the final is no joke.

I don't think Isner will be too much of a problem because this is clay. So the match will go a lot quicker say than playing him on hard court.

But this bracket is hard because of the combination of people that are adept on clay and those that are always motivated to defeat Nadal after tasting defeat too many times. A lot of familiar rivals in this one.

I expect Nadal to defeat Davydenko. But obviously, being a grand slam, he'll be somewhat motivated.

Manequin75
05-21-2011, 01:01 AM
federer will beat lopez in straights fairly easily. Rest assured:)
I think fed is a lock to get to the semis - he has never lost to lopez or ferrer and will keep that intact.

Then in the semis if he plays novak its a 50/50 toss up. Novak could win coz of his hot streak and fed could win coz he is The Roger Federer. Rooting for fed to get to the finals. It will feel great if fed is the one to end this streak. His confidence for wimbledon will sky rocket.

shiaben
05-21-2011, 01:05 AM
federer will beat lopez in straights fairly easily. Rest assured:)
I think fed is a lock to get to the semis - he has never lost to lopez or ferrer and will keep that intact.

Then in the semis if he plays novak its a 50/50 toss up. Novak could win coz of his hot streak and fed could win coz he is The Roger Federer. Rooting for fed to get to the finals. It will feel great if fed is the one to end this streak. His confidence for wimbledon will sky rocket.

Normally it would be a 50/50 toss up. But I'll probably be the first to disagree on these threads. I think Djokovic will make a STATEMENT once the two meet. It will be very painful. But it will bring Federer to reality. I think Djokovic will defeat him in 4 or 5 tight sets.

shiaben
05-21-2011, 01:06 AM
This will probably pave the way for Federer to become a huge favorite in Wimbledon and gain more respect this year if he can really give Djokovic a hard time right here.

Manequin75
05-21-2011, 01:08 AM
One French Open was practically a miracle for Federer, I very much doubt he'll win another.

if i win the french open - now that would be a "miracle".
Possibly the greatest player to have ever played the game winning the french open should be routine news no?. Only one player could get the better of him and that ONE player couldn't even make it to the finals in 2009. Roger got to the semis or better five consecutive years at the french open 2005-2009. Even Rafa hasn't managed that :)

emotion
05-21-2011, 01:08 AM
6-7 6-3 6-4 6-4 or something

mikeqq
05-21-2011, 01:20 AM
Once Federer overcomes Lopez, which I think he will, I don't see too much trouble reaching the Semifinals.

Hopefully Djokovic falls out along the way, and if he's even luckier Nadal goes out too, then I can see Fed possibly winning his second Roland Garros.

The Magician
05-21-2011, 05:29 AM
If he plays like crap in the first round he'll lose to the first top player he faces anyway. See: Wimbledon last year. If he plays well and beats Lopez convincingly though, he'll be prepared and hopefully can make the SF. Onc you're in the SF of a slam anyone can win, especially if Nadull doesn't make the final which I think will happen this year.

Halba
05-21-2011, 06:18 AM
If he plays like crap in the first round he'll lose to the first top player he faces anyway. See: Wimbledon last year. If he plays well and beats Lopez convincingly though, he'll be prepared and hopefully can make the SF. Onc you're in the SF of a slam anyone can win, especially if Nadull doesn't make the final which I think will happen this year.

nadal only has murray who can give him trouble till the final

jeremda01
05-21-2011, 06:26 AM
This will probably pave the way for Federer to become a huge favorite in Wimbledon and gain more respect this year if he can really give Djokovic a hard time right here.

on current form, i can't see nole having troubles against federer in the semis, nole is focused on winning, he couldn't care less who's on the other side of the net. he'll grind his way if need be through that match in the worst possible scenario. i really hope that we can see this match cause it'll be interesting no doubt (shouldn't be talking about the semis yet, should i :P)

tests
05-21-2011, 06:57 AM
LMAO.

Scared for federer of facing choking feliciano lopez?

ballbasher101
05-21-2011, 07:22 AM
All I ever wanted was for Federer to win the French at least once in his career. He has done that and I could not be happier. I expect him to win this match even though it's a stinker to have in the first round. I Don't expect him to win the whole thing but he will reach at least the last 8. Any major or majors he wins from here will be a welcome bonus. Nothing lasts forever sadly :sad:. The Djoker's elevation is a welcome relief. Nadal is threatening to overtake Federer thus Djokovic's success is very much welcome even though Federer and the Djoker are not the best of friends.

Federer won the French when I had lost all hope, time for my team Chelsea to win the Champions league one of these days after years of hurt :sad:.

tests
05-21-2011, 07:31 AM
If he plays like crap in the first round he'll lose to the first top player he faces anyway. See: Wimbledon last year. If he plays well and beats Lopez convincingly though, he'll be prepared and hopefully can make the SF. Onc you're in the SF of a slam anyone can win, especially if Nadull doesn't make the final which I think will happen this year.

LMFAO.

And who exactly is beating nadal? Only djokervic can imho

tests
05-21-2011, 07:33 AM
on current form, i can't see nole having troubles against federer in the semis, nole is focused on winning, he couldn't care less who's on the other side of the net. he'll grind his way if need be through that match in the worst possible scenario. i really hope that we can see this match cause it'll be interesting no doubt (shouldn't be talking about the semis yet, should i :P)


lets be brutally hones there. Fed stands no chance against djoker on clay or slow hards

I will give him an advantage on grass... and on fast hards its even or maybe even djoker is favored

The Magician
05-21-2011, 07:41 AM
nadal only has murray who can give him trouble till the final

LMFAO.

And who exactly is beating nadal? Only djokervic can imho

Nadull is always at his worst in the early rounds. This could be the breakout tournament for Giraldo, who if he can get his brain in working order could be a challenge. Donkey never has trouble with Nadull, if he can play to his capabilities he could beat Nadull pretty comprehensively. In the QF, if he makes it that far, Soda will probably beat him since he always plays his best in the R16/QF stage and his worst in the final. If, by some miracle, Nadull can make it that far a fresh Murray who has shows he is playing great on clay will beat him. Unless the draw becomes a joke (as it probably will :o) Nadull has no chance to make the final :wavey:

tests
05-21-2011, 07:56 AM
Nadull is always at his worst in the early rounds. This could be the breakout tournament for Giraldo, who if he can get his brain in working order could be a challenge. Donkey never has trouble with Nadull, if he can play to his capabilities he could beat Nadull pretty comprehensively. In the QF, if he makes it that far, Soda will probably beat him since he always plays his best in the R16/QF stage and his worst in the final. If, by some miracle, Nadull can make it that far a fresh Murray who has shows he is playing great on clay will beat him. Unless the draw becomes a joke (as it probably will :o) Nadull has no chance to make the final :wavey:

LMFAO.

You crack me up!

henke007
05-21-2011, 08:10 AM
The day Lopez takes 3 sets against Federer i will stop watching tennis...

MaxPower
05-21-2011, 08:30 AM
Federer won't go from being a 95% lock for semis to go out in the first round. He got so much experience. Even if he was in a tiebreak in the 5th set in round1/2 i would feel pretty sure he would make it through.

Federers lowest low isn't as low as most of the other top 10 seeds. I'd feel quite relaxed about him until R16/QF somewhere, then it can get interesting. Until then it will more be about how much entertainment he gives the crowd

KarlyM
05-21-2011, 09:07 AM
Since Roger had a scare against Feli recently, he will likely be much better prepared for this match (especially since it's a R1 slam match). I'm not worried. ;)

Topspindoctor
05-21-2011, 09:07 AM
Nadull is always at his worst in the early rounds. This could be the breakout tournament for Giraldo, who if he can get his brain in working order could be a challenge. Donkey never has trouble with Nadull, if he can play to his capabilities he could beat Nadull pretty comprehensively. In the QF, if he makes it that far, Soda will probably beat him since he always plays his best in the R16/QF stage and his worst in the final. If, by some miracle, Nadull can make it that far a fresh Murray who has shows he is playing great on clay will beat him. Unless the draw becomes a joke (as it probably will :o) Nadull has no chance to make the final :wavey:

You should probably be worried about Olderer's SF opponent. Chance for him to win: 0.1%.

paseo
05-21-2011, 09:16 AM
You should probably be worried about Olderer's SF opponent. Chance for him to win: 0.1%.

Come on, you're secretly praying for Fed to beat Djokovic aren't you? Cause unlike Djokovic who will probably beat Nadal, there's almost no chance for Olderer to beat Nadal at RG.

Topspindoctor
05-21-2011, 09:21 AM
Come on, you're secretly praying for Fed to beat Djokovic aren't you? Cause unlike Djokovic who will probably beat Nadal, there's almost no chance for Olderer to beat Nadal at RG.

No, I'd rather Nadal prove he's still the King of RG and I am sure he wants the same. Beating a tired, 30 year old man will be a hollow victory.

@Sweet Cleopatra
05-21-2011, 09:24 AM
Federer is going to win.

The Magician
05-21-2011, 09:36 AM
You should probably be worried about Olderer's SF opponent. Chance for him to win: 0.1%.

Fakervic may be on a new "diet" but even he won't be able to win that many matches in a row. I expect him to crash out in an AO 2010 like performance. Assuming he can even get by Del Potro :wavey:

Fed, if he doesn't scrub out to some nobody, is a shoe in for the final where he has a great chance against someone not named Nadull.

Miloti
05-21-2011, 10:18 AM
Roger in three sets :angel:.

7-6,7-6,6-3

Certinfy
05-21-2011, 10:25 AM
I wouldn't normally give Lopez any hope but after Federer's Wimbledon R1 match last year, I do.

AncicCilic
05-21-2011, 11:01 AM
If this wasn't a grandslam i'd maybe be worried but now i'm not. I don't think Lopez will take more then one set in this match. It would be better for Federer if this was maybe R3 or something so he gets into his rythm but i think this will be fine too.