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Doha QF : Federer def. Seppi 6-3 5-7 6-4

henke007
01-05-2012, 02:51 PM
Up and down from Relaxerer but did what he had to do. Serve was a bit of for cruising though and Seppi played really good at times.

Action Jackson
01-05-2012, 02:51 PM
Seppi won his 1st set against Fed that is a win in itself. Haha, of course he had the double break in the 2nd failed to serve it out, but breaks for the set.

Federer had some lapses but in reality was never losing this match.

Yes, this match is about Federer/Seppi, so mentioning Nadal/Djokovic related stuff will be deleted.

MIMIC
01-05-2012, 02:51 PM
Awful match. From BOTH

viruzzz
01-05-2012, 02:51 PM
Good 1st set.
What the hell was the 2nd set?
Whatever, dude... Play like vs Davy.

dodo
01-05-2012, 02:52 PM
Way to take a nap on court, grandpa.

oematoema
01-05-2012, 02:52 PM
Federer losing a set to Seppi...the end is nigh... What's next? Murray winning a slam?

castle007
01-05-2012, 02:52 PM
I can't believe he lost the second set after coming back from 1-5. Federer better not have any lapses tomorrow against Tsonga.

Orka_n
01-05-2012, 02:53 PM
Holidayerer on display and still Seppi can't win. Roger needs to raise his game in the semis. I believe he will.

mark73
01-05-2012, 02:53 PM
Best tennis Fed played since yesterday.

Chirag
01-05-2012, 02:54 PM
pathetic match really

Johnny Groove
01-05-2012, 02:54 PM
Shankerer was here, Serverer was there when he needed, but most of the match was Mugerer.

Luinir
01-05-2012, 02:54 PM
41 UEs from Fed.

Kat_YYZ
01-05-2012, 02:54 PM
Roger looked so bored he just left mentally. That bump on the side of his face must have migrated to his brain. :o Roger, please stay focused!

congrats to Seppi on a pretty solid effort.

Harmless
01-05-2012, 02:54 PM
Mirka's hair was really nice. That is all.

BroTree123
01-05-2012, 02:54 PM
Sleeperer in action, it's all good, all good.

Corey Feldman
01-05-2012, 02:55 PM
old git is still going strong!

20 match win streak for about the tenth time in his career

BroTree123
01-05-2012, 02:55 PM
Roger looked so bored he just left mentally. That bump on the side of his face must have migrated to his brain. :o Roger, please stay focused!

congrats to Seppi on a pretty solid effort.

:superlol: Yeah I was wondering about that.... cannot be a tumour could it? I'm guessing a massive nasty pimple.

manadrainer
01-05-2012, 02:56 PM
Just enough to get his 7th 20+ wins streak.

Fed looked like he didn't even care, he better up his level for Tsonga...

paseo
01-05-2012, 02:58 PM
Sparta!!!

MIMIC
01-05-2012, 02:59 PM
http://i.imgur.com/QF2co.jpg

Clydey
01-05-2012, 02:59 PM
Shit-eating-grinerer on top form.

Mystique
01-05-2012, 02:59 PM
Federer mugged it up on court today. 41 UEs, aced by Seppi 6 times, broken 4 times :o those stats say pretty much all.
But a good win to get under his belt, thats his one horrific display for the tournament.
Now lift your sh!t in the semis for the love of god Roger :o You are one terrible player to watch win ugly

On the plus side though, that boil on his temple seems to be growing smaller :D Small delights, yay!

alter ego
01-05-2012, 02:59 PM
Good stuff in the first set. Seppi picked up his game in the 2nd he returned very well. 3rd set was kind of classic Fed, 1 break at the start of the set was all he needed to win.

The returning part is crap from Roger though. He will have same major issues with Tsonga' serve tomorrow.

Yolita
01-05-2012, 03:00 PM
Underwhelming tennis, but a win is a win.

Sunset of Age
01-05-2012, 03:01 PM
Absolute GARBAGE from Fed. Seppi firing 4 aces against Fed? :rolls:
Problem #1 - ye olde Wanderings in Mirkaland, Problem #2 - absymal ROS most of the time. :no:

Seppi - funny, leading 5-1 in that second set, I hoped for him to feed Fed a deserved breadstick. Of course he didn't manage that, choked massively, only for Fed to choke just the same at 5-5. Hilarious stuff actually.
Glad Seppi at least got the set he fully deserved to get.

Kat_YYZ
01-05-2012, 03:01 PM
:superlol: Yeah I was wondering about that.... cannot be a tumour could it? I'm guessing a massive nasty pimple.

http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2009/12/10/129049268859351010.jpg

Kat_YYZ
01-05-2012, 03:03 PM
impressive screen cap, MIMIC... nice hi-def set-up you have there :yeah:

Action Jackson
01-05-2012, 03:03 PM
Good stuff in the first set. Seppi picked up his game in the 2nd he returned very well. 4th set was kind of clasic Fed, 1 break at the start of the set was all he needed to win.

The returning part is crap from Roger though. He will have same major issues with Tsonga' serve tomorrow.

You mean 3rd set, but the rest is spot on. Did what was needed to win. People don't get it in here, can't always play at the top level day in, day out. Fed wasn't losing this at all and he will improve tomorrow better opponents will do that.

habibko
01-05-2012, 03:04 PM
probably got bored in second set since the win was so NID like the last 7 times

don't think we'll see his best against Tsonga either but it doesn't matter, he won the much more important last three matches, nothing more to prove here

Sunset of Age
01-05-2012, 03:05 PM
You mean 3rd set, but the rest is spot on. Did what was needed to win. People don't get it in here, can't always play at the top level day in, day out. Fed wasn't losing this at all and he will improve tomorrow better opponents will do that.

The victory was indeed N.I.D., but he'll surely have to improve his return of serve tomorrow (and hopefully, beyond). His ROS was truly worrisome today.

Arakasi
01-05-2012, 03:06 PM
4th set was kind of clasic Fed, 1 break at the start of the set was all he needed to win.

:eek: Clearly I haven't been paying as much attention as I thought I was!

tripwires
01-05-2012, 03:09 PM
On-court interview. :hearts: Still can't get over how tight his shirt is.

I didn't watch the first set. Second set was sheer comedy - Seppi up a double break, Roger levelled, then lost the set on his serve. :lol: To be fair to Seppi, I'd imagine it's probably easier to take a break point against Fed than to serve for a set against him.

Both guys hit some sensational shots (Sepp's BH DTL - :drool:), Roger made a ton of errors, but the result was never really in doubt. I honestly don't care that much how Roger does in this tournament, so whatever happens against Tsonga, happens. It would be nice if he raised his level a bit though.

samanosuke
01-05-2012, 03:12 PM
If i'll have a son once I want that he has Seppi's model of behavior with authorities . His mother can be proud on him

Naudio Spanlatine
01-05-2012, 03:13 PM
All of these nicknames for fed:superlol:

anyways Mateya:sad: :smooch: :hug: :hug:

nsidhan
01-05-2012, 03:15 PM
I don't blame Fed for losing the 2nd set. It is hard to stay focused the entire time when you know that you are much better than your opponent and will eventually beat him.

samanosuke
01-05-2012, 03:17 PM
Fed isn't trying harder because has makeup over that cyst and has to save himself from sweating

Mystique
01-05-2012, 03:22 PM
Fed isn't trying harder because has makeup over that cyst and has to save himself from sweating

:D
Good one and likely for alll we know;)

I am just glad it looks to be fading...yay!:cool:

manadrainer
01-05-2012, 03:25 PM
Broken 4 times by Seppi, who also had a couple of BPs in the third set to level it at 4-4... he really needs to raise his level tomorrow.

Looner
01-05-2012, 03:28 PM
The cyst peaked too early for the AO.

Johnny Groove
01-05-2012, 03:42 PM
Cysterer.

http://www.sportlive.co.za/incoming/2012/01/04/roger-federer.jpg/ALTERNATES/crop_630x400/Roger+Federer.JPG

Sonja1989
01-05-2012, 03:42 PM
Mateya :hug: :hug:

finishingmove
01-05-2012, 03:48 PM
AO winner

habibko
01-05-2012, 04:03 PM
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philosophicalarf
01-05-2012, 04:13 PM
Not enough credit for Seppi. That 2nd set was outstanding, and he really should have broken back for 4-4 in the 3rd.

Egreen
01-05-2012, 04:15 PM
Cysterer = Clownerer. Think early 2008.

Johnny Groove
01-05-2012, 04:19 PM
Cysterer = Clownerer. Think early 2008.

Don't you mean MonoFed? :scratch:

Or CarbunkleFed from Estoril 2008?

http://cdn5.wn.com/pd/74/b3/0947932b6f4ce2d58f8a14eefac9_grande.jpg

Still had traces at RG 2008

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Sport/Pix/pictures/2008/05/26/RogerFederer1.jpg

Still there at Wimbledon 2008

http://www.bestweekever.tv/bwe/images/2008/07/WIMBLEDON%209.jpg

Healed by USO 2008

http://images.china.cn/attachement/jpg/site1007/20080901/000802c98ccc0a25976b3c.jpg

Hmmm. Perhaps this is a precursor? Will Fed lose 6-1, 6-3, 6-0 at AO final 2012?

Shinoj
01-05-2012, 04:20 PM
If i'll have a son once I want that he has Seppi's model of behavior with authorities . His mother can be proud on him

May i nominate for your second,third,fourth son Chela,Hewitt,Volandri,Canas,Petr Korda.

Egreen
01-05-2012, 04:20 PM
Don't you mean MonoFed? :scratch:

Or CarbunkleFed from Estoril 2008?

http://cdn5.wn.com/pd/74/b3/0947932b6f4ce2d58f8a14eefac9_grande.jpg

Mono can come back.




Hmmm. Perhaps this is a precursor? Will Fed lose 6-1, 6-3, 6-0 at AO final 2012?

:unsure::scared:

Shinoj
01-05-2012, 04:21 PM
Cystnomatterer.

philosophicalarf
01-05-2012, 04:22 PM
Ewww, enough of the closeups. That thing is ugly.

manadrainer
01-05-2012, 04:27 PM
Mmmm the Curse of Mono strikes back? Always in Olympic years...

:confused::confused:

Sunset of Age
01-05-2012, 04:29 PM
Please, folks. You do NOT have to have 'mono' to get an irritated/infected zit on your face! :rolleyes:

!VamosRafa!
01-05-2012, 04:49 PM
Lol :o :spit:

samanosuke
01-05-2012, 04:55 PM
Fed will die on court . Like every big men in history

buzz
01-05-2012, 05:10 PM
Federer heard the commentators endlessly talking about Seppi never winning a set against him. Quite boring commentating so he gave one set away, always good for the game this Federer.

And yes his shirt is tight, almost a lycra! Why?

Roger the Dodger
01-05-2012, 05:15 PM
Somehow I'm not very excited with Roger's new winning streak. Lets hope he can keep it this way.

Corey Feldman
01-05-2012, 05:22 PM
he'll destroy Tsonga tomorrow with a Goderer performance, mark my words

samanosuke
01-05-2012, 05:24 PM
he'll destroy Tsonga tomorrow with a Goderer performance, mark my words

marked

Foxy
01-05-2012, 05:48 PM
he'll destroy Tsonga tomorrow with a Goderer performance, mark my words

It's too easy.
I say Clownga won't take more than 4 games per set.

Macbrother
01-05-2012, 05:48 PM
Don't you mean MonoFed? :scratch:

Or CarbunkleFed from Estoril 2008?


Hmmm. Perhaps this is a precursor? Will Fed lose 6-1, 6-3, 6-0 at AO final 2012?

Indeed. If CarbunkleFed has returned, it does not bode well for the first half of Fed's season. Btw I believe the word you're looking for, is precurserer.

Mateya
01-05-2012, 06:14 PM
Thanks for hugs and everything, but they aren't needed really. :)
I'm very happy with this result and so must be Andreas. Finaly took a set off Roger by playing some sick tennis in the 2nd set. Hitting nice groundstrokes, that BH was outrageous at times. :worship:

Things looking good for AO, let's hope for a kind draw.


If i'll have a son once I want that he has Seppi's model of behavior with authorities. His mother can be proud on him

The best post you ever made. :D
He really behaves so well, he's quiet and yet so authorative and confident. :cool:
I want him in my apartment now and give him a good massage.

guichard
01-05-2012, 06:43 PM
Federer has a bad back: "I wasn't sure if i was going to play ag Seppi", he revealed in Doha. It happened ag Zemlja (Wednesday https://twitter.com/#!/staffsky/status/155006412144119808

alter ego
01-05-2012, 06:53 PM
Damn it. I saw a statistic in the 3rd set saying his 1st serve speed was only at 178 km/h (111 mph), which is a good 15 km/h off his regular speed. Probably this esplains it.

samanosuke
01-05-2012, 06:54 PM
Federer has a bad back: "I wasn't sure if i was going to play ag Seppi", he revealed in Doha. It happened ag Zemlja (Wednesday https://twitter.com/#!/staffsky/status/155006412144119808

this is the end of AO hopes . first time feel sorry he isn't nadal and talks shits

Li Ching Yuen
01-05-2012, 07:06 PM
Nadal peaking.

Federer injured.

Which is which?

mind = blown.

Johnny Groove
01-05-2012, 07:09 PM
Indeed. If CarbunkleFed has returned, it does not bode well for the first half of Fed's season. Btw I believe the word you're looking for, is precurserer.

:lol:

Well played :hatoff:

Federer has a bad back: "I wasn't sure if i was going to play ag Seppi", he revealed in Doha. It happened ag Zemlja (Wednesday https://twitter.com/#!/staffsky/status/155006412144119808

Oh shit.

Nadal peaking.

Federer injured.

Which is which?

mind = blown.

BadBackerer needs a good Mirka Massage.

Corey Feldman
01-05-2012, 07:14 PM
typical

other players always get injured while Nadal is faking his

MatchFederer
01-05-2012, 07:14 PM
Sure, Federer's reaction after winning against Zemlja was very suspicious and very seriously speaking, I predicted it was a back issue.

Looner
01-05-2012, 07:17 PM
And then Nadal fans will start saying how their little pig is always injured but does not complain. Fed should have lost today as he said he was unsure whether he would even play against Seppi. I hope the warmer weather in Oz helps him recover but yeah fat chance he's winning the AO with a bad back. I hope he loses against JW and gets to Oz ASAP.

Corey Feldman
01-05-2012, 07:20 PM
he will probably default tomorrow before match

only second time in nearly 1000 matches :awww:
bye bye Aussie Open http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/sad/sad0125.gif

Telegram Sam
01-05-2012, 07:24 PM
And then Nadal fans will start saying how their little pig is always injured but does not complain.

Oink! :D

Saberq
01-05-2012, 07:24 PM
retire from Doha Roger you mug ....I dont want you half dead for the AO

scarecrows
01-05-2012, 07:25 PM
old bones cracking up :sad:

Looner
01-05-2012, 07:46 PM
He said he felt pain on Wednesday night and Thursday morning (translation from Swiss German from the RF forum). Apparently he was even surprised to win those matches and he said it usually takes 2-3 days for this to heal. But if he continues playing and God forbid wins against Tsonga, he'll just cause himself more pain. Just withdraw from the Tsonga match so you retain some chances for AO. Damn.

P.S. He also mentions that it's a muscular issue so that probably means he still has a fairly good chance to recover fairly well for AO. Still, he gives himself little chance against Tsonga (bit like Nadull does to lower expectations) and coming from Fed that does not sound very optimistic

MalwareDie
01-05-2012, 07:51 PM
Federer really needs to withdraw from the tournament if his back ia ailing him. There is no sense in toughing it out over an insignificant 250.

Looner
01-05-2012, 07:57 PM
I completely agree and I hope he does the same. I won't hold my breath though. He really respects each of these tournaments despite the fact most people suggest he does not care.

Corey Feldman
01-05-2012, 08:01 PM
I completely agree and I hope he does the same. I won't hold my breath though. He really respects each of these tournaments despite the fact most people suggest he does not care.plus he wont want to default so quickly when the Arabs probably paid him 3million to show up here ;)
we know how proud Fed is about not retiring from a match and only one default in 13 years

he'll probably play and take a beating, he'll wear his Rolex as an indication

noddzy
01-05-2012, 08:14 PM
Fed is very proud of his no-retirement record- I am guessing he will play on and lose even if it means hurting himself..

Kat_YYZ
01-05-2012, 08:19 PM
This Is Sparta, Bitches!!! :sobbing:
http://www.tennis.com/galleries/gallery/News/201201051030378537040-p2@stats.com.jpg

keep your warmup jacket on tomorrow, Roger! :hug:
Build a heated indoor stadium, you rich Qatari mugs! :mad:

Sunset of Age
01-05-2012, 08:23 PM
Fed is very proud of his no-retirement record- I am guessing he will play on and lose even if it means hurting himself..

If it turns out to be anything serious (which is being denied in the Swiss press btw - 'only a muscular issue') then I'm sure Fed and his team will not take any risks of making it worse by playing on in a 250-tournament while there's a GS round the corner, in other words, he will show up and play when he feels up it, and in the other case withdraw from Doha.
He's withdrawn from tournaments due to back problems before.

Hope it indeed turns out to be nothing serious.

noddzy
01-05-2012, 08:46 PM
keep your warmup jacket on tomorrow, Roger! :hug:
Build a heated indoor stadium, you rich Qatari mugs! :mad:

Is it really chilly there (this is Qatar !) ? Or are you talking about warm-up for the back muscles ? ;)

Mateya
01-05-2012, 08:57 PM
Is it really chilly there (this is Qatar !)? Or are you talking about warm-up for the back muscles ? ;)

As in most desert areas, temperature drops rapidly at sunset.
The match was played after sunset in the evening and it was really chilly out there from what I saw. I don't know, about +18°c, which is really fresh compared to warmth during the day.

Recover quickly and best wishes to Backerer.
:wavey:

noddzy
01-05-2012, 09:00 PM
As in most desert areas, temperature drops rapidly at sunset.
The match was played after sunset in the evening and it was really chilly out there from what I saw. I don't know, about +18°c, which is really fresh compared to warmth during the day.

Recover quickly and best wishes to Backerer.


That is true @desert conditions -- I did not watch the match, thanks for the info !

Sunset of Age
01-05-2012, 09:02 PM
As in most desert areas, temperature drops rapidly at sunset.
The match was played after sunset in the evening and it was really chilly out there from what I saw. I don't know, about +18°c, which is really fresh compared to warmth during the day.

That's very true indeed, a lot of folks in the crowd are huddled in blankets during the evening matches.

Well, one good thing then - Fed's got the early match tomorrow, so it won't be too cold. Less time to recover, however...

Recover quickly and best wishes to Backerer.
:wavey:

:hug: :)

solowyn
01-05-2012, 09:05 PM
Recover quickly and best wishes to Backerer.
:wavey:
:worship:

Tennis-Life
01-05-2012, 09:24 PM
Federer has a bad back: "I wasn't sure if i was going to play ag Seppi", he revealed in Doha. It happened ag Zemlja (Wednesday https://twitter.com/#!/staffsky/status/155006412144119808

:banghead::( :confused:

philosophicalarf
01-05-2012, 09:30 PM
Is it really chilly there (this is Qatar !)

Lots of evening matches, and it's around 18C after the sun goes down - which is quite early, about 5pm iirc.

Lowest average temps of any hard court event, and close to the coldest event on tour (which I think is Munich).

Looner
01-05-2012, 09:59 PM
Well, play starts at 3.30 so there's not a lot of time to play before the sun sets at around 5pm. Considering they have to warm up, after an hour of match play the sun sets and the temperature falls considerably. Balls also become heavier and slow conditions down. I hope Tsonga is aware of this and plays as fast as possible so Fed gets off the court (hopefully on the losing side as don't want to see the bull beating him yet again when Fedster is injured).

Hian-GOAT
01-05-2012, 11:28 PM
People should respect Seppi and his performance today more.
He played really well, and Roger did it just at the end.
Congrats King and a big hug to Andy.

Topspindoctor
01-05-2012, 11:52 PM
Olderer is not winning this title. He better tank to Clownga and avoid another humiliation at the hands of topspin King.

abraxas21
01-06-2012, 12:48 AM
old bones cracking up :sad:

:lol:

Mystique
01-06-2012, 03:34 AM
Federer has a bad back: "I wasn't sure if i was going to play ag Seppi", he revealed in Doha. It happened ag Zemlja (Wednesday https://twitter.com/#!/staffsky/status/155006412144119808


Fuck.
:(

Just withdraw from the semi Roger. AO is what matters:o

Arakasi
01-06-2012, 03:58 AM
Saw this over in the rf forum:
Roger said his back was blocked in the 4th game of the R2 match vs. Zemlja, the night before... he said he was happy he was able to play his QF, even surprised that he was able to win the match

Roger even contemplated withdrawing for the QF "the pain was very sharp Wednesday evening and Thursday morning... I decided to play after practising on Thursday but I wasn't able to take all the risks. I played with the handbrake on."

"I would have needed three or four days for the pain, muscular, to disappear. I have to, however, play every day here."

"My chances of victory are reduced. I simply hope to be able to play an acceptable level of play. But I am absolutely not thinking about the title."

I'm worried.

Mystique
01-06-2012, 04:06 AM
Well, Roger prides himself in his phenomenal record of not retiring mid-match and ever forfeiting just a single match in like almost 1000 matches
I think if he feels its not too serious, he will come and play a little like how he did in Abu Dhabi, he has got enough practice going into AO (and an injury too :o). I dont see him trying too hard if he plays. He shouldnt at least. Rather lose to Tsonga than to Nadal.

In my honest opinion, he should withdraw anyway coz it is a risk and worsening this or a freak injury is the last thing he needs now. But we know Roger is a super stubborn guy

Naudio Spanlatine
01-06-2012, 04:12 AM
NID fed:rolleyes:

habibko
01-06-2012, 04:31 AM
:sad:

tripwires
01-06-2012, 06:10 AM
For once I hope he tanks his next match so that he'd be fit for the AO. I selfishly need him to be at the AO so that I can see him. :sad:

Sombrerero loco
01-06-2012, 09:12 AM
well played seppi

samanosuke
01-06-2012, 09:14 AM
Saw this over in the rf forum:


I'm worried.

and why this moron doesn't withdraw . such a fool