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WWW Madrid R2: Federer VS Raonic

Federer in 2
05-08-2012, 02:27 PM
Fed in 2

ServeVolley
05-08-2012, 02:27 PM
Roger in two... Something like 7-5, 6-4.

henke007
05-08-2012, 02:27 PM
Backfromvacationerer in 3

Audacity
05-08-2012, 02:28 PM
R Federer in 2.

LastRocket
05-08-2012, 02:28 PM
holidayrer in 3

Chase Visa
05-08-2012, 02:30 PM
Raonic can take a set off him, but it's too much to expect him to beat Federer though.

Probably the last person he'd want to face this early though.

Johnny Groove
05-08-2012, 02:33 PM
Raonic may have a shot vs. Rusterer here if the serve is clicking.

RagingLamb
05-08-2012, 02:34 PM
Milos definitely has a chance. Just has to keep it cool.

BroTree123
05-08-2012, 02:37 PM
Raonic in 3. 7-6(16), 6-7(2), 7-6(7).

Should have beaten him last year, hadn't he been robbed by Lopez in the first round.

MaratandMilos
05-08-2012, 02:42 PM
I said Federer in 3 a few months ago (and that's what it turned out to be). I'll say Raonic in 3 this time...Milos is playing at a very high level right now. He's got a very good chance here.

abraxas21
05-08-2012, 02:46 PM
milos to routine the swiss miss in 2 or 3 tight sets

reery
05-08-2012, 02:48 PM
Acerer.

Imperfect Angel
05-08-2012, 03:02 PM
I also think Federer will get upset.

Orka_n
05-08-2012, 03:10 PM
Fed in 3 (loses 1 TB) I think. But if Roger has not prepared well, Raonic may give us the upset.

BroTree123
05-08-2012, 03:12 PM
Not to mention that Fed is still cursed by Reed, so this is a huge chance for Raonic to pounce in this match.

Asadinator
05-08-2012, 03:21 PM
Backfromvacationerer

:spit:

fivebargate
05-08-2012, 03:27 PM
Not to mention that Fed is still cursed by Reed, so this is a huge chance for Raonic to pounce in this match.

The Reed curse is officially broken....don't ask how, that information is strictly need to know....but suffice to say it involved a catholic priest, 3 drums of bleach, an electric chop saw, 2 paslode framing nailers, a box of nappies, a bag of skittles and a pencil sharpener.:mad:

Raonic bombing of serves and groundies...this will be a big test for Fed first match back. He should get it in enough akward places to take the match...and hopefully he will have brought his own serve back from his hols! :)

Moozza
05-08-2012, 03:35 PM
Raonic has no chance. He is not breaking Federer's serve.

Gillouthe best
05-08-2012, 03:48 PM
Federer in 3, similar match to IW R3.

156mphserve
05-08-2012, 03:53 PM
Raonic has no chance. He is not breaking Federer's serve.

he doesn't need to.

Milos in 3

Moozza
05-08-2012, 03:58 PM
he doesn't need to.

Milos in 3

True. I think Federer will be able to get a break or two though.

7-5 6-7 6-3

BroTree123
05-08-2012, 04:00 PM
he doesn't need to.

Milos in 3

True. I think Federer will be able to get a break or two though.

7-5 6-7 6-3

:stupid:

Moozza
05-08-2012, 04:05 PM
:stupid:

Good one.

I clearly meant the bit about not needing to break was true, not the score prediction.

Time Violation
05-08-2012, 04:19 PM
Raonic for the upset if he keeps serving like today

Serve&Volley01
05-08-2012, 04:31 PM
Raonic has a huge chance guys come on.

Federer hasn't played a match in 6 weeks on vacation eating fine cuisine with fat Mirka. He is out of form.

Normally Federer would beat Roanic routinely but Roanic has been getting better and Federer is just coming back from Vacation. Roger needs to bust out all his weapons and be in form or it could get messy.

ServeVolley
05-08-2012, 04:34 PM
Not to mention that Fed is still cursed by Reed, so this is a huge chance for Raonic to pounce in this match.

Didn't you hear? The curse switched from Roger to Rafa after his MC win over Djokovic. Reed said, and I quote: "He beat him and he beat him easily, and that will set a marker. For me, he showed even better form than when he won Roland Garros last year... The rankings will come soon enough with the wins, and while he will have one eye on becoming the world number one again, I believe the important thing for him will be winning the Slams and perhaps also Olympic gold."

Nadal will go out to Davydenko in the 2nd round. Book it. :)

Sophocles
05-08-2012, 04:57 PM
This won't be easy for Fed first match back. Real chance of an upset here.

Slice Winner
05-08-2012, 05:04 PM
Be surprised if Raonic doesn't take it a set.
It usually takes Fed a set to get a read on a big serve like this, and Raonic was raining down aces against Nalby.

tennishero
05-08-2012, 05:08 PM
2/3 tie breaks.

Corey Feldman
05-08-2012, 05:09 PM
did i mention i am not happy with the Maestro

Hian-GOAT
05-08-2012, 05:12 PM
Just good luck Roger :lol: Raonic winning against him would be the most disgraceful thing in this shitty tournament, but considering how fast the courts are, I have the feeling that the real surprise would be a victory for the King.

Crowdmaker
05-08-2012, 05:20 PM
Raonic is just about to start playing doubles match!
That is not a smart move at all before he faces Fed:rolleyes:

misty1
05-08-2012, 05:30 PM
roger will take a set to warm up but he is definately not losing this one

roger in 3

Naudio Spanlatine
05-08-2012, 05:35 PM
:devil:

HattonWBA
05-08-2012, 06:21 PM
Interesting match. Federer should come through but a raonic win would not suprise me that much.

GOAT = Fed
05-08-2012, 06:32 PM
Holidayrer in 3.

Lestat
05-08-2012, 07:54 PM
in this fast-blue court Roger will dispatch the servebot in two sets.

Allez
05-08-2012, 08:04 PM
Routine loss for Federer here. Raonic is in fine form and his serve is going to do a lot of damage. Roger's vacation has been way to long. He should have requested a real 1st round opponent than getting a bye. Only a brick wall like Ferrer can stop the Raonic machine :eek:

comesbackatlast
05-08-2012, 08:19 PM
Routine loss for Federer here. Raonic is in fine form and his serve is going to do a lot of damage. Roger's vacation has been way to long. He should have requested a real 1st round opponent than getting a bye. Only a brick wall like Ferrer can stop the Raonic machine :eek:

You are not trying hard enough, but you do it all the time that I am starting to think that you actually believe or something.

samanosuke
05-08-2012, 08:25 PM
Poor Rogie . Frustrating day for him

Orka_n
05-08-2012, 08:29 PM
Didn't you hear? The curse switched from Roger to Rafa after his MC win over Djokovic. Reed said, and I quote: "He beat him and he beat him easily, and that will set a marker. For me, he showed even better form than when he won Roland Garros last year... The rankings will come soon enough with the wins, and while he will have one eye on becoming the world number one again, I believe the important thing for him will be winning the Slams and perhaps also Olympic gold."

Nadal will go out to Davydenko in the 2nd round. Book it. :)I would literally cry of joy if that happened.

Allez
05-08-2012, 08:32 PM
You are not trying hard enough, but you do it all the time that I am starting to think that you actually believe or something.

:zzz:

ServeVolley
05-08-2012, 08:37 PM
Routine loss for Federer here. Raonic is in fine form and his serve is going to do a lot of damage. Roger's vacation has been way to long. He should have requested a real 1st round opponent than getting a bye. Only a brick wall like Ferrer can stop the Raonic machine :eek:

I suppose Montanes is a brick wall too then, lest we forget Milos' 1st round exit to the spandiard just a few weeks ago? Federer managed to tackle Raonic on a slow surface when he was feeling really under the weather - this time, in good health and on a quicker court, it will be a lot easier. ;)

comesbackatlast
05-08-2012, 08:39 PM
:zzz:

I don't get that emoticon.

Allez
05-08-2012, 08:44 PM
I suppose Montanes is a brick wall too then, lest we forget Milos' 1st round exit to the spandiard just a few weeks ago? Federer managed to tackle Raonic on a slow surface when he was feeling really under the weather - this time, in good health and on a quicker court, it will be a lot easier. ;)

Madrid is quick for clay but not that quick :wavey:

ServeVolley
05-08-2012, 08:50 PM
Madrid is quick for clay but not that quick :wavey:

Good job Federer's the second best clay courter of the century then. :yeah:

Hypnotize
05-08-2012, 09:04 PM
Federer should take this in two but these courts are unpredictable. I doubt Raonic has the game to upset Federer though.

missvarsha
05-08-2012, 10:27 PM
Flakerer will get up a break in each set, then lose interest, and then lose.

Certinfy
05-08-2012, 10:39 PM
Raonic to finish what he started in IW.

Nr 1 Fan
05-08-2012, 10:55 PM
Federer doesn't seem to like the surface and the conditions, so I'll guess he'll win the tournament. He tends to do that.

misty1
05-08-2012, 10:58 PM
I suppose Montanes is a brick wall too then, lest we forget Milos' 1st round exit to the spandiard just a few weeks ago? Federer managed to tackle Raonic on a slow surface when he was feeling really under the weather - this time, in good health and on a quicker court, it will be a lot easier. ;)

This.

roger took down milos when he wasnt even 100% so roger healthy isnt going to lose this one

Slice Winner
05-08-2012, 11:17 PM
Raonic to finish what he started in IW.

What, losing to Federer?

In seriousness, I fear for Roger here. What a nasty first match to come back to after a layoff.
Roger will have to be at his best, or Raynitch will have to serve poorly for Fedz to win.

Would be a pity to lose Fed this early, since there's a tasty Nole SF clash possible, as well as a possible Rafa final.

ossie
05-08-2012, 11:33 PM
you people are really underestimating fed here. yes he is back from vacation but he eats serve bots like raonic for breakfast.

156mphserve
05-08-2012, 11:39 PM
just like he did the first time he played Milos

oh wait, he only took control when Milos' level dropped

Nole fan
05-08-2012, 11:41 PM
I really hope Raonic gives Federer a run for his money. He can do it. Milos in 3.

nsidhan
05-08-2012, 11:52 PM
Raonic in 3.

Topspindoctor
05-09-2012, 12:32 AM
Olderer to get upset here :drool:

ossie
05-09-2012, 12:48 AM
just like he did the first time he played Milos

oh wait, he only took control when Milos' level dropped
yea buddy :lol:

duong
05-09-2012, 12:54 AM
Raonic in 3, he's nearly unbreakable on that surface, Nalbandian was in good form but couldn't win one point on Raonic's first serve, he even won very few points on his second serve.

Fed mustn't lose his serve, which means no rustiness allowed at all.

duchuy89
05-09-2012, 03:18 AM
Federer.
Of course!

pepita1964
05-09-2012, 04:15 AM
If Federer feels like the blue clay he is going to fight but if there is a risk of injury i think he is going to Rome.

Yolita
05-09-2012, 04:19 AM
If Raonic serves like he did against David, he'll win. Let's hope he keeps his cool and doesn't forget to challenge calls. On clay there's no limit. :devil:

SelvenluvJo
05-09-2012, 05:55 AM
Federer in danger, Raonic in 3.

Tennis-Life
05-09-2012, 06:46 AM
Federer, 7-6; 6-4 under 60 minutes :sport:

Jaz
05-09-2012, 07:22 AM
Fed 3.

Will be rusty.

Chirag
05-09-2012, 07:24 AM
The polls are pretty close :scared: I think the upset is on really :shrug:

Chirag
05-09-2012, 07:25 AM
but then again Federer is known to kill the giants of this game .He is 4-0 against Delpo ,beat Isner at IW this year when John was really playing well .Not to forget he beat Milos too in that event :p The courts might have helped him there since that was slow while I heard this surface is fast

EddieNero
05-09-2012, 07:42 AM
The bounce is too low for Milos. Federer in 2.

Serve&Volley01
05-09-2012, 08:36 AM
um the polls are not close.

Regardless this might be a tough fight against a future World No. 1 so Federer better not mess around and put the punk kid away.

nalbyfan
05-09-2012, 08:59 AM
It would be funny to see Raonic win like Isner did in DC. I guess he has a good chance to beat the arrogant gruyère
All depends of his serve, if he can hit 16 aces like yesterday, he can beat the Rolex muppet

Kat_YYZ
05-09-2012, 09:12 AM
A player like Raonic always has a chance if he stays in the zone with the serve.
But I actually think Federer is a really good serve reader -- maybe better than some of the best returners. The quality of his return is not great -- he just chips it back, not much of a weapon. But I find that once Fed figures out a serve, he locks in and has less trouble reading it (whether the return will be in/over the net or otherwise effective is another matter).

Hopefully Fed will serve well too. I don't expect there to be many rallies. He might not even notice that the courts are bad if the rallies are all under 7 shots and he's not running from side to side.