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Wimbledon R3: Fed beats Nalbandian 6-4 6-2 6-4

LinkMage
06-25-2011, 03:33 PM
Routine.
Fed looked bored.

MIMIC
06-25-2011, 03:34 PM
Fed missed the smash. Match is still being played.

Deuce #2 :cool:

abraxas21
06-25-2011, 03:36 PM
:lol:

asmazif
06-25-2011, 03:37 PM
Well, my prediction pre-match of 6-4 6-3 7-5 wasn't far off. ;) Uninteresting match - straight sets rout with plenty of errors from both sides.

Funny last game though :lol:

abraxas21
06-25-2011, 03:37 PM
now it's over

shankerer needed 4 match points

Angled Backhand
06-25-2011, 03:37 PM
Very good serving and okay baseline play from Federer. Nalbandian's movement not good enough.

TMJordan
06-25-2011, 03:38 PM
Nice and easy :yeah:

Jaz
06-25-2011, 03:38 PM
The choking at the end.

The backhand and returning was awful.

Kiedis
06-25-2011, 03:39 PM
Routine.
Fed looked bored.

Off topic: On a little bit serious message board the size ot the letters you use in your signature would not allow it by mods :o

On topic: this Nalbaldain is one of the Federer's bitches of his strong era :rolleyes:

Orka_n
06-25-2011, 03:40 PM
Heavily expected.

Allegretto
06-25-2011, 03:40 PM
Yawn. Fatbandian should retire from the tour and only play Davis Cup.

viruzzz
06-25-2011, 03:41 PM
Solid.
Just solid, Fed played solid and playing like this it'd be difficult to defeat.
Moments of good tennis in the match, moments of muggism.
But a win is a win.

Ben.
06-25-2011, 03:41 PM
Early in the first set it looked like Nalbandian could make a match of it but it wasn't to be. Good to see him out on centre though. Fed still looking pretty good, serving well still.

Jamoz
06-25-2011, 03:41 PM
Dave did his best, not just a same player anymore...

GSMnadal
06-25-2011, 03:41 PM
Roger sweating a lot. :eek:

Never seen that before.

hipolymer
06-25-2011, 03:44 PM
Fed needs to step his game up for the semis clash.

nalbyfan
06-25-2011, 03:47 PM
A lot of errors from the 2 players. I expected a better match but Nalby injured himself (adductor according to what commentator said) so it didn't help to play a great match

ZaZoo)
06-25-2011, 03:50 PM
Fed literally sleepwalked through this.. match.

iriraz
06-25-2011, 03:50 PM
Looking at the stats,Nalbandian hit more winners then errors but certainly his speed isn`t good enough for this level.This match for Federer was like against a Safin or Hewitt in slams the last few years.Good players in their day but no big threat anymore.

dabeast
06-25-2011, 03:51 PM
didn't match most pple's expectations but didn't matter for me, I always love to see these 2 play each other, some of the rallies reminded me of how great their shotmaking was back in the day. 2 of their main strengths pitted against each other, Fed's serve vs Dave's ROS. One was outstanding today and the other AWOL. Great to see how much respect both of them have for each other at the net :yeah:

Arkulari
06-25-2011, 03:52 PM
Lot of errors? :scratch:

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

There weren't even 30 UEs between the two of them, Roger was very very solid and Nalbandian is simply not the player he once was (I've always thought he's overrated but he had his moments)

helvet empire
06-25-2011, 03:52 PM
Fed needs to step his game up for the semis clash.

federer will handle soderling with ease.

alter ego
06-25-2011, 03:52 PM
NID, getting better and better. Roger's serve is amazing these days.

MacTheKnife
06-25-2011, 03:53 PM
Thought Dave would make this a bit more interesting.

Sunset of Age
06-25-2011, 03:55 PM
I only saw the third set, and I saw a lot of shanks and errors from Fed - that final game was quite hilarious in this regard, two massive shanks which nearly enabled Nalby to break back. I hope it was just a matter of Fed knowing the match was in the bag and as such, losing a bit of his concentration. He surely won't be allowed these kind of shanks against a Djoko, let alone against Nadal. I trust him to be aware of that, though.

Another straights set victory. I'm taking it. :)

asmazif
06-25-2011, 04:03 PM
yeh the stats do seem surprisingly good, doesn't quite provide the whole picture though. Still, several nice moments.

straitup
06-25-2011, 04:06 PM
Federer was hilarious in that last game, some awful shots.

Not the best match, Nalby didn't quite bring it but Roger looked good

hipolymer
06-25-2011, 04:12 PM
federer will handle soderling with ease.

Oh how quickly things can change in 10 minutes.... AHAHAHAHAHA

peribsen
06-25-2011, 04:15 PM
Expected result. Hope Fed reaches his highest level here, it's always a pleasure to watch him on grass.

Sapeod
06-25-2011, 04:18 PM
Nice, easy win for FedGod :worship:

Some people thought Nalbandian could threaten him :haha:

helvet empire
06-25-2011, 04:32 PM
Oh how quickly things can change in 10 minutes.... AHAHAHAHAHA

:confused::confused::confused:

edit: oh, I checked the score, I see what you mean^^

jcempire
06-25-2011, 04:33 PM
Good match

castle007
06-25-2011, 04:44 PM
Federer was great on serve, and his movement looked good. He seemed very relaxed out there. He needs to practice hitting that backhand, because he had a lot of mishits on that side.

Looking good though :cool:

dusan993
06-25-2011, 04:54 PM
Save the Tour Roger and win it :)

LawrenceOfTennis
06-25-2011, 04:55 PM
Nalbandian injured again. What a surprise. Poor David.

Tennis-Life
06-25-2011, 05:06 PM
Good win for Roger, but still need to concentrate on every point.

Pirata.
06-25-2011, 05:16 PM
Off topic: On a little bit serious message board the size ot the letters you use in your signature would not allow it by mods :o

On topic: this Nalbaldain is one of the Federer's bitches of his strong era :rolleyes:

Cheeseburgerbandian was an excellent player at his peak. He's been injured on and off the past two years, don't use his current declining form to disparage what he did during his peak years, one of the only guys to beat Fed & Nadal in the same event, iirc.

barahmasa
06-25-2011, 05:21 PM
NID, getting better and better. Roger's serve is amazing these days.

Don't get over-excited, if he faces nadal in the final his serve will be crap ;)

Arkulari
06-25-2011, 05:23 PM
For the cricket fans out there:

http://i56.tinypic.com/6gcz0n.jpg

http://i52.tinypic.com/1zb3qld.jpg

Yet another FedTard ;)

tangerine_dream
06-25-2011, 05:23 PM
Rogie the cupcake slayer. Allez! http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr196/hypatia320/GIFs/Smileys/fencing.gif

Sophocles
06-25-2011, 05:24 PM
Patchy from Rog. None of the top 4 looks totally convincing yet.

barahmasa
06-25-2011, 05:28 PM
Patchy from Rog. None of the top 4 looks totally convincing yet.

Nadal does, more than convincing for the first round matches, we all know he's crap at the beginning of every tournament. So I think the winner is pretty obvious already, it will be 16>11>2 very soon... :)

Corey Feldman
06-25-2011, 05:36 PM
Nole and Nadal just better be happy then dont play Fed here with the roof on

freeandlonely
06-25-2011, 05:38 PM
Even this is still more enjoyable than 90% of the ATP.
Most matches today are just boring.

cutesteve22
06-25-2011, 05:58 PM
great match for me, but please cut down errors Roger

JediFed
06-25-2011, 06:18 PM
Completes the Nalbandian slam! :devil:

Has a player ever defeated another player at all 4 slams and the YEC?

Mungo
06-25-2011, 06:19 PM
Fatbandian went toe to toe with Fakerer from the baseline in sets 1 and 3. That's bad news for Fed, he's a great serve with inconsistent groundstrokes. Good news for him is that his draw to the semis is a joke (unlike Nadal's) and the joker is showing glimpses of failing at the big stage once again.

tennishero
06-25-2011, 06:20 PM
nalbandian not enough match practise, played good at times but too many errors and he wasnt moving too well. federer was serving really well though.

barbadosan
06-25-2011, 06:50 PM
For the cricket fans out there:

http://i56.tinypic.com/6gcz0n.jpg

http://i52.tinypic.com/1zb3qld.jpg

Yet another FedTard ;)

Oh thank you for the pics, Arkulari.

You should dedicate the two pics to Start da Game. I'm sure he in particular will be over the moon and overjoyed that the nonpareil Tendulkar is a fan of the nonpareil Federer :devil::devil:

tennizen
06-25-2011, 06:56 PM
^lol. Overjoyed for sure.

ossie
06-25-2011, 06:58 PM
rogers draw from hell continues, next up youzhny

Arkulari
06-25-2011, 07:00 PM
Oh thank you for the pics, Arkulari.

You should dedicate the two pics to Start da Game. I'm sure he in particular will be over the moon and overjoyed that the nonpareil Tendulkar is a fan of the nonpareil Federer :devil::devil:

And it gets better:

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

:devil: :devil: :devil:

barbadosan
06-25-2011, 07:02 PM
And it gets better:

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

:devil: :devil: :devil:

:rolls:

guga2120
06-25-2011, 07:07 PM
Now the arrogant Swiss gets Youzhny, its amazing he can deal with this brutal draw with such ease.

Hian-GOAT
06-25-2011, 07:08 PM
King :yeah:
Just then games dropped :drool:

LinkMage
06-25-2011, 07:25 PM
Now the arrogant Swiss gets Youzhny, its amazing he can deal with this brutal draw with such ease.

You mean the same guy Nadull got in the USO semis last year? :scratch:

swebright
06-25-2011, 07:31 PM
When did they play his match? I didn't even realize it's already over. atdhe is showing the replay. I wish NBC is showing Tomic-Soda match than Serena's.:o

Arkulari
06-25-2011, 07:40 PM
The highlights:

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/interactive/video/index.html?vf=http://media.wimbledon.org/2011/web/day06_federer_v_nalbandian_match_highlights_512x28 8_800.mp4&cat=highlights

paseo
06-25-2011, 07:42 PM
Now the arrogant Swiss gets Youzhny, its amazing he can deal with this brutal draw with such ease.

You mean the same guy Nadull got in the USO semis last year? :scratch:

Owned :D

But come on, guys. Youzhny is very good when he's on.

swebright
06-25-2011, 07:47 PM
Fed is not even moving much. Great serves.Nalby just took care of himself.
4-4, 40-15 and Fed had one bh winner, then error, DF and error. Fed wasn't even trying to break.

Jaz
06-25-2011, 07:53 PM
Am I the only one who thought Federer had way too many errors in routine rallying in this match?

swebright
06-25-2011, 07:56 PM
Last game. Epic.

Sunset of Age
06-25-2011, 07:57 PM
Am I the only one who thought Federer had way too many errors in routine rallying in this match?

Here's another one. ;)

swebright
06-25-2011, 08:00 PM
Better than his standard for the past 1 1/2 years, IMO. At least he's got the serve back.

barbadosan
06-25-2011, 08:07 PM
Am I the only one who thought Federer had way too many errors in routine rallying in this match?

yes.. but then you're on record as the most pessimistic Fed fan on the planet, so nobody's particularly surprised :):angel:

You almost single-handedly run me from the live match thread of Fed's matches because of your consistently pessimistic outpourings and prognostications.

Bossus
06-25-2011, 08:09 PM
too good fed, too good. fit dave >>>>>>>>>> fat dave

Polikarpov
06-25-2011, 09:21 PM
Roger sweating a lot. :eek:

Never seen that before.

Rogelio remembering their junior years.

ibreak4coffee
06-25-2011, 10:09 PM
NID. Routine win for the GOAT

Federer 5 for 7 on break points :rolls:

Corey Feldman
06-25-2011, 10:11 PM
Now the arrogant Swiss gets Youzhny, its amazing he can deal with this brutal draw with such ease.

You mean the same guy Nadull got in the USO semis last year? :scratch:BOOM!

abraxas21
06-25-2011, 10:20 PM
For the cricket fans out there:

http://i56.tinypic.com/6gcz0n.jpg

http://i52.tinypic.com/1zb3qld.jpg

Yet another FedTard ;)

dedicated to start da fail

Sophocles
06-25-2011, 10:41 PM
Tendulkar, what a dude. Looking forward to seeing him at Lord's.

LawrenceOfTennis
06-25-2011, 10:44 PM
Federer, as always when he beats Nalbandian, faced a 40 % Nalbandian. So simply.

Jamoz
06-25-2011, 10:47 PM
Federer, as always when he beats Nalbandian, faced a 40 % Nalbandian. So simply.

That is pretty much Dave's level these days. His glory days are gone, but he tries his best and i salute for that :hatoff:

Fed Fan
06-26-2011, 01:51 AM
I think Federer played a solid match and could pace himself at times. If required, he could probably have gone up at least another gear. If Federer continues to serve well, he has a very good chance of winning the tournament. If Federer's serve does go off the boil, guys like Nadal could exploit the fact that he still looks vunerable from the back of the court. His forehand is still a bit loopy, there were a few too many mis-hits and he missed quite a few shots when pulled wide that he would have got back with interest five years ago.

atennisfan
06-26-2011, 05:13 AM
Call me a tennis illiterate, but why do tennis connoisseurs in this forum keep calling Nalbandian the most talented tennis player of his generation?

Has he ever won a GS? Has he ever been ranked #1? or for that matter #2?
If he were that great, surely he could win a GS or two?

paseo
06-26-2011, 06:12 AM
Call me a tennis illiterate, but why do tennis connoisseurs in this forum keep calling Nalbandian the most talented tennis player of his generation?

Has he ever won a GS? Has he ever been ranked #1? or for that matter #2?
If he were that great, surely he could win a GS or two?

Tennis illiterate!

Arkulari
06-26-2011, 06:50 AM
Call me a tennis illiterate, but why do tennis connoisseurs in this forum keep calling Nalbandian the most talented tennis player of his generation?

Has he ever won a GS? Has he ever been ranked #1? or for that matter #2?
If he were that great, surely he could win a GS or two?

Nalbandian is a good player but he's overrated as hell, there are always excuses about him: he doesn't like to diet, he's injured (well that is true but it was a consequence of his lifestyle), he doesn't put all his interest on tennis, he's playing at 40% blah blah blah

Good player and even entertaining when on but nowhere near as good as the MTF bandwagon brigade says he is.

hipolymer
06-26-2011, 06:55 AM
Can't believe Fed worked up a sweat with such an easy straight set victory. Can't imagine how fatigued he'll be if he goes to 5 sets against Nole.

Roamed
06-26-2011, 07:42 AM
Can't believe Fed worked up a sweat with such an easy straight set victory. Can't imagine how fatigued he'll be if he goes to 5 sets against Nole.

When the sun was out it was extremely hot yesterday at SW19, which it largely was during the match. Going to be interesting seeing who can handle it on Monday as it's predicted to get worse.

Satisfied with Fed during his first 3 matches, hasn't dropped a set or looked likely to. Dave wasn't his old self but really what else is new. Hopefully Fed can keep improving and keep serving this well. Loved the second serve ace at one point and that BH flick pass that he sort of moved around.

*Jean*
06-26-2011, 10:57 AM
David :hug:

AndyUK
06-26-2011, 11:18 AM
Thought it might have been a little competitive than it was but Federer has looked really good this week and it was the same thing here. Nalbandian showed flashes but is past his best, he doesn't have the tools to be a top player anymore.

habibko
06-26-2011, 11:19 AM
Call me a tennis illiterate, but why do tennis connoisseurs in this forum keep calling Nalbandian the most talented tennis player of his generation?

Has he ever won a GS? Has he ever been ranked #1? or for that matter #2?
If he were that great, surely he could win a GS or two?

talent =/= success

atennisfan
06-26-2011, 12:26 PM
talent =/= success

If Nalbandian truly had the greatest talent tennis-wise, and contrast that to his success (or lack thereof), then we can only conclude that Nalby is truly fucked up in the head.

Even Safin was able to win a couple of slams.

Sunset of Age
06-26-2011, 12:39 PM
If Nalbandian truly had the greatest talent tennis-wise, and contrast that to his success (or lack thereof), then we can only conclude that Nalby is truly fucked up in the head.

Even Safin was able to win a couple of slams.

I'm not going to say that Nalbandian indeed has 'the greatest talent' for tennis or anything the like, but to me it is clear that he indeed was a big promising talent some 8 years ago. You only have to watch some of his matches from that time to notice that. However, like habibko already said: talent does not equal success.

You can even argue about what 'talent' actually is. A natural feeling for the ball and stuff like that, fantastic movement abilities and the like, of course. But also: having the mindset to give your all at a very young age and KEEP ON doing that all the time once you're on the tour. In other words: working very hard, day in day out, and not all players have that kind of 'talent' as well. Nalbandian obviously always thought that there's more to life than just tennis, and I don't see anything wrong with that - not every player is a Nadal or a Federer (in contrary to some popular belief, his success didn't come flying in his postbox to him either!).

And not to forget: the LUCK factor. First: the luck of avoiding injuries. Ask a Hewitt, or a Haase about this.
Winning a GS asks of course a ton of talent and hard work, but also a bit of luck with draws opening up for you, other players not being in top form, etc. Nalbandian always had the bad luck to run into the Federers and Safins when he was in his prime.

It's the same reason why a lot of great players nowadays haven't (yet?) managed to win a slam, or only 1 or 2: having to deal with Fedal. That's ... bad luck. :shrug:

MacTheKnife
06-26-2011, 12:45 PM
Having the talent and having the drive, intensity and dedication to pay the price are vastly different things.

philosophicalarf
06-26-2011, 12:47 PM
Call me a tennis illiterate, but why do tennis connoisseurs in this forum keep calling Nalbandian the most talented tennis player of his generation?

Has he ever won a GS? Has he ever been ranked #1? or for that matter #2?
If he were that great, surely he could win a GS or two?


It's worse than that, since that 03 win over Fed at Flushing Meadows he's done nothing at slams, generally just loses to the first top20 he meets, and often a lot earlier.

The exception is the French 06, when he beat Davy(#6) in the qfs. He's lost every slam match vs top20 since.


I love his game, but have to think most of his fans are over-admiring the aesthetic. Aside from indoors he's done nothing since 03.

Sophocles
06-26-2011, 02:53 PM
He is a big talent & has, or had, the ability to dictate play through exceptional timing. He's probably one of the 10 most talented players on the tour, although obviously he's past it now. But he is not one of the biggest talents of all time, as MTF sometimes appears to believe.