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Wim R1 Fed def Kukushkin 7-6(2) 6-4 6-2

viruzzz
06-21-2011, 04:52 PM
Not the best 1st set, but very, very good points during the whole match.
Go Roger!

barbadosan
06-21-2011, 04:52 PM
Regulation R1 on grass for the 6th Title holder

Luinir
06-21-2011, 04:53 PM
Last set was 6-2.

Sophocles
06-21-2011, 04:54 PM
Well it ain't 2004, sadly, but this was at least a lot better than last year. Serve was clicking from the start, hold game in general very sharp, but his timing on the return was only intermittently good, and he'll need to improve his consistency from the ground & sharpness at the net to challenge for the title. But so far, so good.

alter ego
06-21-2011, 04:55 PM
Rusty in the 1st set as it was to be expected considering this was his first match on grass since last year but got better and better from then on.

barbadosan
06-21-2011, 04:55 PM
Thanks but it'll be merged anyway... only realised after viruzz had already posted and it doesn't seem you can delete a thread started post..boh

n3gative
06-21-2011, 04:55 PM
Kukushkin was solid for most of the match, outclassed, but still was a gamey opponent for Federer.

Bigselber
06-21-2011, 04:59 PM
It was an OK start for Federer, looked a bit sloppy but that will improove later in the tournament. I still fancy his chances here at wimbeldon

Fed Express
06-21-2011, 05:00 PM
Federer did very well considering the conditions. The wind was blowing some balls away which caused a couple of mishits, but after that first set some pretty good play from Federer.

Sunset of Age
06-21-2011, 05:05 PM
Perhaps a bit rusty, but considering the conditions a decent start by Feds. Serve was working wonderfully, return-of-serve might need a bit of working on - though one must give credits to Kukushkin as well, who played very well in the 1st set, even as good as to say that his serve was quite on par with Federer's.

At least a lot more convincing than last year. :yeah:

Champion number 1
06-21-2011, 05:07 PM
Solid enough from Federer.

Fujee
06-21-2011, 05:08 PM
It was windy and kuku was serving well, but Roger was playing better and better as time went on. It's going to get better and better :) some of those volleys were stunning and the serving was sublime.

barbadosan
06-21-2011, 05:10 PM
It was windy and kuku was serving well, but Roger was playing better and better as time went on. It's going to get better and better :) some of those volleys were stunning and the serving was sublime.

Some of the volleys were truly worth the price of admission :)

Harmless
06-21-2011, 05:23 PM
:lol:
http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0fAxewC1jD20h/610x.jpg

careergrandslam
06-21-2011, 05:25 PM
even though i dont like him, i must say federer makes tennis look ridiculously easy.

Corey Feldman
06-21-2011, 05:53 PM
Kuka would have taken probably 2 sets playing like this v Nadal or Djokovic

Orka_n
06-21-2011, 05:58 PM
Federer on cruise control in the last 2 sets. A few times you saw that he had another gear to put in, he just didn't need to today.

viruzzz
06-21-2011, 06:21 PM
Kuka would have taken probably 2 sets playing like this v Nadal or Djokovic

You really think so?

eduggs
06-21-2011, 06:21 PM
Kuka would have taken probably 2 sets playing like this v Nadal or Djokovic

Obviously it's impossible to predict, and anything is possible. But I disagree.
I thought Federer had trouble getting returns in play - especially in the 1st set - and had some trouble defending his backhand side. It looked like he had difficulty controlling the depth of his topspin backhand, which allowed Kukush to dictate from the ground on his service games. Fed did compensate by utilizing the slice to good effect, but I think Nadal and Djokovic would have sunk their teeth into more return games. Kukush was strong in the beginning, but not as good as the scoreline suggests. Ultimately, Fed did well. But I don't think he was happy with the way he played for a set and a half.

Sunset of Age
06-21-2011, 06:24 PM
Obviously it's impossible to predict, and anything is possible. But I disagree.
I thought Federer had trouble getting returns in play - especially in the 1st set - and had some trouble defending his backhand side. It looked like he had difficulty controlling the depth of his topspin backhand, which allowed Kukush to dictate from the ground on his service games. Fed did compensate by utilizing the slice to good effect, but I think Nadal and Djokovic would have sunk their teeth into more return games. Kukush was strong in the beginning, but not as good as the scoreline suggests. Ultimately, Fed did well. But I don't think he was happy with the way he played for a set and a half.

Fed looked rather pleased in his interview after the match. As it was his first match on grass, one could expect a bit of rustiness, and the wind was obviously bothersome to both players. Fed was very happy with his serve (rightly so), but indeed admitted that there's some work to do on his ROS (rightly so, even more).

Polikarpov
06-21-2011, 06:57 PM
Decent start match from Roger. Hit some beautiful shots as well.

Nole fan
06-21-2011, 07:07 PM
Decent, but not good.

Nole fan
06-21-2011, 07:07 PM
You really think so?

Of course he doesn't. He's just trolling. :rolleyes:

Mungo
06-21-2011, 07:10 PM
even though i dont like him, i must say federer makes tennis look ridiculously easy.

even though i like federer i have to say i'm concerned for him. footwork was poor, groundstrokes were really average. he has no chance to beat the joker with these weaknesses.

Mungo
06-21-2011, 07:14 PM
Kuka would have taken probably 2 sets playing like this v Nadal or Djokovic
yeah kookie is the man all the top players wanted to avoid in 1st round, he earned the reputation of a giant killer. tough draw for fakerer :p

helvet empire
06-21-2011, 07:31 PM
even though i like federer i have to say i'm concerned for him. footwork was poor, groundstrokes were really average. he has no chance to beat the joker with these weaknesses.

if he could beat him at Roland, he sure can at wimbledon.

Corey Feldman
06-21-2011, 07:44 PM
you have Nole fans here with wishful thinking that Fed playing badly

you have Nadal fans here wishing that Fed can play better so he can take Nole out since Nadal cant beat him

lolz

Jaz
06-21-2011, 07:56 PM
Federers returning was woeful.

Jaz
06-21-2011, 07:57 PM
even though i like federer i have to say i'm concerned for him. footwork was poor, groundstrokes were really average. he has no chance to beat the joker with these weaknesses.

Actually his footwork was pretty good. His forehand was average, but frankly, it was a R1 match.

You said most of this shit at the French Open.

Arkulari
06-21-2011, 07:57 PM
even though i like federer i have to say i'm concerned for him. footwork was poor, groundstrokes were really average. he has no chance to beat the joker with these weaknesses.

:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

http://i.imgur.com/SmvP4.gif

Roger is usually rusty in the first round, specially against someone he's never faced before ;)

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http://i.imgur.com/oqija.jpg

habibko
06-21-2011, 08:11 PM
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MIMIC
06-21-2011, 08:40 PM
Needed a tiebreak against WHO?

Corey Feldman
06-21-2011, 08:46 PM
Needed a tiebreak against WHO?John Isner and Pablo Andujar at roland garros

Snowwy
06-21-2011, 08:47 PM
Needed a tiebreak against WHO?

Kukushkin played very well all match. I didn't realize he had that level in him.

CescAndyKimi
06-21-2011, 08:50 PM
Federror proving to be a serve bot now. Nadal will inflict another loss on Mirka's sugar daddy should they meet in the final.

If Novak adapts quick enough, Rafa/Murray might not need to.

samanosuke
06-21-2011, 08:53 PM
These days Fed is shanking more forehands than backhands

btw from where came that wind ? I don't remember so strong wind in last 15 years or so

Jaz
06-21-2011, 09:07 PM
Federror proving to be a serve bot now. Nadal will inflict another loss on Mirka's sugar daddy should they meet in the final.

If Novak adapts quick enough, Rafa/Murray might not need to.

You're in the wrong thread troll.

Corey Feldman
06-21-2011, 09:16 PM
Federror proving to be a serve bot now. Nadal will inflict another loss on Mirka's sugar daddy should they meet in the final.

If Novak adapts quick enough, Rafa/Murray might not need to.who has beat Djokovic this year?

A) Nadal
B) Murray
C) Federer

see avatar for hint

Nole fan
06-21-2011, 09:22 PM
who has beat Djokovic this year?

A) Nadal
B) Murray
C) Federer

Simple answer: Djokovic has beaten the three of them. Numerous times. :wavey:

Corey Feldman
06-21-2011, 09:23 PM
oh Hai Nole fail

Jaz
06-21-2011, 09:28 PM
Really are a lot of haters in this thread right now.

elessar
06-21-2011, 09:33 PM
John Isner and Pablo Andujar at roland garros

who has beat Djokovic this year?

A) Nadal
B) Murray
C) Federer

see avatar for hint
:lol:
Simple answer: Djokovic has beaten the three of them. Numerous times. :wavey:
There's no need to be worried about a potential SF rematch already :hug:

helvet empire
06-21-2011, 09:39 PM
Why are all the nole fans so worried? nole is invincible after all... no?:confused:
anything happened in the past few weeks to make nole fans squeam like little chickens?:confused::confused::confused::wavey:

JanKowalski
06-21-2011, 09:44 PM
Haters, pleeeease. Fed was barely trying in the first set. He started playing somewhat serious in the 3rd set.

abraxas21
06-21-2011, 09:44 PM
man, these djokotards are pressed already

Nole fan
06-21-2011, 09:51 PM
:ras:

SerialKillerToBe
06-21-2011, 09:56 PM
even though i dont like him, i must say federer makes tennis look ridiculously easy.

This your first time watching him or something? I wouldn't be surprised to be honest.

Singularity
06-21-2011, 10:00 PM
This your first time watching him or something? I wouldn't be surprised to be honest.
It can't be, because he's played Nadal.

barbadosan
06-21-2011, 10:00 PM
:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

http://i.imgur.com/SmvP4.gif



This might just be making a command appearance in every Fed thread this season -- just about the time the trolls show up.:worship:

bokehlicious
06-21-2011, 10:04 PM
:lol: @ noletrolls, already shitting their panties... as usual MikeyMate toys with them as with his daily corn flakes :sport: :D

GOAT = Fed
06-21-2011, 10:05 PM
Was a decent match and good match time for Fed. Kind of reminds me of the Lopez match at the French where Roger was shanking a FEW forehand but also played very well on some points and needed a tie break to get through. Hopefully he'll improve from here on in. Just needs to tune his return of serve and make less shanks on that forehand side and I think he'll be set for at least the semis.

Wow the Nadalovic tards have already highjacked this thread. :facepalm:

Arkulari
06-21-2011, 10:29 PM
BTW: Roger became second in the TB winning stats at Wimbledon, 36 in total, I think Ivanisevic is still ahead of him? gotta ask Voo about it.

JediFed
06-21-2011, 10:36 PM
Another day in the office. Well done Fed. :D

Two more wins to pass Johnny Mac.

Fedexpress#11
06-21-2011, 10:38 PM
Great match by Fed all the way!!!

JediFed
06-21-2011, 10:44 PM
Yeah, Ivanisevic is a fair ways ahead of him. 50 tiebreak wins at Wimbly.

freeandlonely
06-21-2011, 10:49 PM
practice:hearts:

madmax
06-21-2011, 11:27 PM
man, these djokotards are pressed already

:devil:
they da pressed

sylacauga
06-21-2011, 11:39 PM
Nice clean match for Fed to start his quest for a 7th Wimbledon title.

LinkMage
06-22-2011, 12:05 AM
This thread is infested with Noletards and Nadulltards.

Mungo
06-22-2011, 12:29 AM
if he could beat him at Roland, he sure can at wimbledon.

Conditions at Wimbledon are worse for Fed. His average footwork is more exposed on grass and the balls are slower than the ones in RG. If the joker doesn't choke like he usually does in Slams he should beat Fed here.

makesmewonder
06-22-2011, 12:31 AM
This might just be making a command appearance in every Fed thread this season -- just about the time the trolls show up.:worship:

This macro says everything :worship:

makesmewonder
06-22-2011, 12:32 AM
I hate when I have to miss Rafa or Roger matches :(
I'm glad he managed to do well :)

Mungo
06-22-2011, 12:34 AM
Needed a tiebreak against WHO?

He was lucky not to play someone like Isner today. I can see Fed losing to Isner or Nalbandian if he doesn't wake up soon.

Mungo
06-22-2011, 12:36 AM
Simple answer: Djokovic has beaten the three of them. Numerous times. :wavey:

Simple answer: he has beaten Fed and Murray in Slams, but always lost to Nadal :(

Orka_n
06-22-2011, 12:37 AM
He was lucky not to play someone like Isner today. I can see Fed losing to Isner or Nalbandian if he doesn't wake up soon.:haha: Nadaltards afraid that Fed will get #17 here.

SerialKillerToBe
06-22-2011, 12:37 AM
Conditions at Wimbledon are worse for Fed. His average footwork is more exposed on grass and the balls are slower than the ones in RG. If the joker doesn't choke like he usually does in Slams he should beat Fed here.

agreed, practically everything was going Fed's way in that match. Can't see the same thing happening this time.

Mungo
06-22-2011, 12:44 AM
:haha: Nadaltards afraid that Fed will get #17 here.

If talking about a certain player means fear, Fedtards have to be the most scared fans everytime Nadal plays.

makesmewonder
06-22-2011, 12:56 AM
Of course Roger is very worried because he never even won Wimbledon before...

Pirata.
06-22-2011, 12:56 AM
man, these djokotards are pressed already

NID :yeah:

He was lucky not to play someone like Isner today. I can see Fed losing to Isner or Nalbandian if he doesn't wake up soon.

:spit: :haha:

Topspindoctor
06-22-2011, 01:09 AM
Mughail Kukushkin is a grade-A clown. 16 winners over 3 sets? Did Wozniacki get a gender change and started playing on the men's side of the draw?

Pirata.
06-22-2011, 01:13 AM
Mughail Kukushkin is a grade-A clown. 16 winners over 3 sets? Did Wozniacki get a gender change and started playing on the men's side of the draw?

I don't know what's worse, 16 winners over 3 sets or the fact that Caro only had 11 winners today and she won 6-2, 6-1 :haha:

Filo V.
06-22-2011, 01:13 AM
Glad to see Roger take out the garbage.

GrantOz44
06-22-2011, 01:19 AM
These days Fed is shanking more forehands than backhands

btw from where came that wind ? I don't remember so strong wind in last 15 years or so

Poor trolling. Anyone with half a brain can see it's the backhands that are suffering.

juan27
06-22-2011, 01:27 AM
Simple answer: Djokovic has beaten the three of them. Numerous times. :wavey:

yeah...

but in the big moments in slams semis to catch the number 1, he was owned by a past his prime and with 29 years old federer in clay!!

MIMIC
06-22-2011, 01:40 AM
yeah...

but in the big moments in slams semis to catch the number 1, he was owned by a past his prime and with 29 years old federer in clay!!

Could swear I heard a few tards calling him ninja/JesusFed that day :scratch:

Sunset of Age
06-22-2011, 01:41 AM
Kukushkin played very well all match. I didn't realize he had that level in him.

Very true indeed.

habibko
06-22-2011, 02:09 AM
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paseo
06-22-2011, 02:13 AM
Fed tried to take it easy in the 1st set, but Kukushkin played well. Hence the tie-break. Credit to Kukushkin for not giving up after he lost the 1st set, but he did kind of give up after he lost the 2nd, though.

Some entertaining points there. But, I guess this was a routine match.

Next.

samanosuke
06-22-2011, 11:52 AM
Anyone with half a brain can see it's the backhands that are suffering.

amazing tennis observation

Nole fan
06-22-2011, 11:56 AM
yeah...

but in the big moments in slams semis to catch the number 1, he was owned by a past his prime and with 29 years old federer in clay!!

Who are you trying to fool? :haha:
Roger has never played this good on clay, he was clearly helped by the balls and Novak's choking that day with so much pressure. Everything went for him that day and nothing for Nole, one of those rare days Federer still has, they don't come often, once a year.

samanosuke
06-22-2011, 12:05 PM
Who are you trying to fool? :haha:
Roger has never played this good on clay, he was clearly helped by the balls and Novak's choking that day with so much pressure. Everything went for him that day and nothing for Nole, one of those rare days Federer still has, they don't come often, once a year.

Folks, listen the words of wisdom from one and only nolespam

Goat and RG champion played the best clay court match of his life and still needed nole to play bad and choke it :worship:

God bless that girl ( still doubt )

tennis2tennis
06-22-2011, 12:11 PM
even though i like federer i have to say i'm concerned for him. footwork was poor, groundstrokes were really average. he has no chance to beat the joker with these weaknesses.

yes your signature and past posts is testament to that statement:rolleyes: