Australian Open Rd1: Federer beats Kudryavstev 7-5,6-2,6-3 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Australian Open Rd1: Federer beats Kudryavstev 7-5,6-2,6-3

Knightmace
01-16-2012, 09:19 AM
It begins!!!!:worship::worship::worship:

Chirag
01-16-2012, 09:21 AM
nice first step .He played a decent match :worship:

leng jai
01-16-2012, 09:22 AM
Epic through the legs shot. Epic off backhand into the ballboy's head.

MatchFederer
01-16-2012, 09:24 AM
Very memorable.

oematoema
01-16-2012, 09:24 AM
Epic through the legs shot. Epic off backhand into the ballboy's head.

Decapitaterer

Sophocles
01-16-2012, 09:26 AM
Seemed to be serving all right, but I caught only the last few games.

asmazif
01-16-2012, 09:26 AM
cute stuff when answering courier's 'coaching your daughters' question

habibko
01-16-2012, 09:26 AM
funny when Federer said he looked Kudryavstev up on the internet, wonder if he checked MTF for that :lol:

rinnegan
01-16-2012, 09:27 AM
Of course.

Mystique
01-16-2012, 09:28 AM
A good match in the end. Typical first rounder by Roger against the guy he had to Google to find out more about!
Epic serving, some JesusFed and some muggy returns, some amazing groundies alongside some retarded Shanks. Yep, thats Roger on court :)

He will improve with the matches. Importantly for me, his back looked ok, he was bending it fine and serving good.

Kudry played well, much better than his ranking suggests. So props to him too....:)
Congrats Rog, 1 down, 6 to go :rocker2:

PS: Smoking tweener in the end :D

nobama
01-16-2012, 09:28 AM
One down, six to go. :yeah:

Knightmace
01-16-2012, 09:28 AM
funny when Federer said he looked Kudryavstev up on the internet, wonder if he checked MTF for that :lol:
hahahaa omg did he actually say that!! So did I haha

Mystique
01-16-2012, 09:34 AM
btw, Jim Courier is my favourite interviewer.
Loved that question about his daughters :)

Kat_YYZ
01-16-2012, 09:35 AM
Decapitaterer

:lol: no it was Kudryavtsev's shot that went at the ballboy

Commander Data
01-16-2012, 09:41 AM
Fed said he is 100% fit. also said it is incredibly slow....

Wojtek
01-16-2012, 09:45 AM
great :)

dabeast
01-16-2012, 09:47 AM
not too bad match, did look disinterested at times (typical Fed), will amp up the pace on the groundies once he faces the top seeds

alter ego
01-16-2012, 09:48 AM
Fed said he is 100% fit. also said it is incredibly slow....

Did he say that for Swiss tv?

samanosuke
01-16-2012, 09:48 AM
Fed wearing almost the same outfit like at FO last year . Maybe this helps :lol:

samanosuke
01-16-2012, 09:48 AM
Did he say that for Swiss tv?

On court interview with Courier

MIMIC
01-16-2012, 10:03 AM
Ball Kid def. Kudryavstev 0-3 (defaulted for assault)

oematoema
01-16-2012, 10:08 AM
:lol: no it was Kudryavtsev's shot that went at the ballboy

:) Why do I attribute shanked backhands to Federer? Can you tell me Mr. Pavlov?

Corey Feldman
01-16-2012, 10:11 AM
what was Fed's average 1st serve speed today

Tennis-Life
01-16-2012, 10:14 AM
what was Fed's average 1st serve speed today

181 KMH

Tennis-Life
01-16-2012, 10:18 AM
Good match overall by Fed. Loss of concentration and focus sometimes most worrying thing :confused:

Tchovs
01-16-2012, 10:28 AM
Good opening match. Lasted as long as Roger needed it to last.
Disgustingly slow courts, it seems that someone somewhere thinks that 'slow is good'...:eek:
as if tennis is sex:confused:

BroTree123
01-16-2012, 10:32 AM
7-5, 6-2, 6-2*

Corey Feldman
01-16-2012, 10:34 AM
181 KMHhmmmmm

henke007
01-16-2012, 10:41 AM
nice from googlerer

The_Djoker
01-16-2012, 10:42 AM
That guy was wearing odd socks. What a tool.

Slice Winner
01-16-2012, 10:43 AM
From Roger's presser:

Then after that I got injured. So everything was a bit on a relaxeder [sic] mode maybe, or then trying to come through with injury or the matches were too easy, you know.

Relaxerer has been reading MTF :lol:

Lucilla
01-16-2012, 10:44 AM
Congrats Fed :yeah:

Egreen
01-16-2012, 10:49 AM
The courts are so slow. RA was better.

Stroba
01-16-2012, 10:54 AM
Fed seemed a bit disinterested from what I saw and moved sluggishly at times. Take away Feds serve and Kudryavstev was the better player for large portions of the match.
Well typical 1 rounder for Roger. This doesn´t tell us anything and I expect him to improve.

Stroba
01-16-2012, 10:58 AM
The courts are so slow. RA was better.

That in mind Fed should be worried and the amount of winners a player of Kudryavstevs caliber managed to put past him.:o

Fed needs to move better but I think he will once it will be required.:)

Commander Data
01-16-2012, 11:13 AM
Did he say that for Swiss tv?

Yeah. He also said that he did not try hard at Doha :lol:

nice from googlerer

:lol:

habibko
01-16-2012, 11:19 AM
tt-ones0fDY

masterclass
01-16-2012, 11:47 AM
The courts are so slow. RA was better.

It seemed to me that the balls fluffed up more than usual after 4-5 games and slowed play down more. The court is probably relatively gritty. Look for that to improve over the next 2 weeks as the courts get more play.

Respectfully,
masterclass

fmolinari2005
01-16-2012, 11:57 AM
Hehehe! Another fake forehand drop shot! :D

abraxas21
01-16-2012, 01:27 PM
From Roger's presser:



Relaxerer has been reading MTF :lol:

probly posts on MTF too

federer, reveal yourself!

Bigselber
01-16-2012, 01:42 PM
Hehehe! Another fake forehand drop shot! :D
That was awesome :worship:

Good match for Roger, I like that he dosen't play his absolutt best in the first match and rather play himself into form as the tournament goes. Last year he did it the opposite way :(

Sunset of Age
01-16-2012, 04:03 PM
Fed seemed a bit disinterested from what I saw and moved sluggishly at times. Take away Feds serve and Kudryavstev was the better player for large portions of the match.
Well typical 1 rounder for Roger. This doesn´t tell us anything and I expect him to improve.

Didn't see all of the match as I nodded off on the couch halfway Rafa's match, but this is pretty consistent with what I saw myself.
Great serving (that's always nice to see when a player returns from a back injury problem), but quite a bunch of sloppy returns as well, indeed caused by sluggish moving.

Typical 1st round match against an 'unknown player' for Roger.
Very nice post-match interview btw. :hearts:

iPaparazzo
01-16-2012, 04:56 PM
The King is back!!!!!!!!! :worship:
Good game from Kudravsteyv, who played his first grand slam match @ a grand slam @ rod laver arena against the king, but still made the first set close...his game intrigued me

:drive:

Corey Feldman
01-16-2012, 05:08 PM
the behing the back return winner is just why the whole planet stands still when Goderer is playing

pity it was a let

habibko
01-16-2012, 05:24 PM
on-court interview with Courier starting from 2:40

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full highlights

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Hian-GOAT
01-16-2012, 06:58 PM
I really liked Roger today, he showed a good tennis (maybe too errors on return, but nothing heavy btw), but he has still to improve if he wants to add another trophy :yeah:

Kudryavtsev on the other side :shrug: Nothing impressive, he never gave me the idea to be fit enough to have a better career, but I'd be glad to see him proving I am wrong :yeah:

moon language
01-16-2012, 10:52 PM
Fed said he is 100% fit. also said it is incredibly slow....

When did he say it was slow? I just watched the replay of the match and he did not say anything at all about court speed to Courier.

shiaben
01-16-2012, 11:05 PM
One down. Six more to go.

Topspindoctor
01-16-2012, 11:09 PM
Olderer was awful, nothing but serve, getting bossed around by a 183th player in the world from the baseline :superlol:, in the end resorting to grinding and waiting for UE, if the Russian actually had a serve, he could easily push it to 4 or even 5. Some of the errors Olderer made were comedy, especially at the net.

Slice Winner
01-16-2012, 11:11 PM
Olderer was awful, nothing but serve, getting bossed around by a 183th player in the world from the baseline :superlol:, in the end resorting to grinding and waiting for UE, if the Russian actually had a serve, he could easily push it to 4 or even 5. Some of the errors Olderer made were comedy, especially at the net.

Olderer was actually pretty good considering he hasn't had a proper preparation (back), but yes, he made a couple of LOL net errors.

Jaz
01-17-2012, 06:59 AM
Not that rusty for a person who's barely played this year.