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Rome R3 WWW: Federer vs. Ferrero?

Mongoose
05-16-2012, 02:18 PM
legends :worship:

Rome country for old men

green25814
05-16-2012, 02:21 PM
Easy match for Fed

Johnbert
05-16-2012, 02:26 PM
fed in 2

JediFed
05-16-2012, 03:02 PM
5 years since the last one!

Still owns more clay titles than Federer though, 13 vs 10. Has the most for the Federer generation.

Sunset of Age
05-16-2012, 03:04 PM
I hope Juanqui will be able to give Feds a decent match. :)

yesh222
05-16-2012, 03:07 PM
The King vs The Emperor?

Orka_n
05-16-2012, 04:09 PM
Roger is the one between these two who has aged the best. Fed in 2.

Mark Lenders
05-16-2012, 04:11 PM
Would love to see Juanqui make it competitive.

Realistically, though, it should be Roger in 2

Mystique
05-16-2012, 04:14 PM
Hope Roger in 2, but Ferrero will be a tough customer and they havent played each other in such a long time. Was it wimbledon 07 the last time these two played? I remember it was a tough win for Roger there, 4 sets IIRC.

But Roger in Rome since that 2006 final has failed to impress. His results have been 3R, QF, SF, 2R, 3R in the last five years, with losses to Volandri, Stepanek, Gulbis and Gasquet :facepalm: So you never know, could be a tough match

Poirot123
05-16-2012, 04:42 PM
Federer comfortably in 2.

Still can't believe Ferrero was a world number 1 - either he has declined massively, or the game has evolved massively. Probably both.

Mercury
05-16-2012, 04:48 PM
Hope Roger in 2, but Ferrero will be a tough customer and they havent played each other in such a long time. Was it wimbledon 07 the last time these two played? I remember it was a tough win for Roger there, 4 sets IIRC.

But Roger in Rome since that 2006 final has failed to impress. His results have been 3R, QF, SF, 2R, 3R in the last five years, with losses to Volandri, Stepanek, Gulbis and Gasquet :facepalm: So you never know, could be a tough match
Wow that is awful. I knew Roger was weak in Rome but I'd expect to find that record for someone more like Cilic rather than Roger...That makes me lower my expectations from Fed in this tourney. Maybe no SF, but QF is still possible.

GSMnadal
05-16-2012, 04:56 PM
Federer in 3, hope Ferrero can play some vintage clay tennis here

Sophocles
05-16-2012, 05:09 PM
Federer is not looking that convincing. Ferrero can definitely take a set, & even score the upset if Fed is as shit as he normally is in Rome.

BroTree123
05-16-2012, 05:10 PM
JCF in 2.

Arkulari
05-16-2012, 07:57 PM
Juanqui can definitely win if Routinerer appears, Roger has to make an effort if he wants to win this.

Gillouthe best
05-16-2012, 08:01 PM
Roger in 2, like 7-5 6-4, but if Roger has a mental walkabout, I could see Juanqui winning a set / even the match.

EddieNero
05-16-2012, 08:12 PM
JCF doesn't stand a chance If Federer takes this serious.
Their last encounters were beatdowns and I don't see anything different happening this time.

dazed1
05-16-2012, 08:15 PM
JCF in 2.


GOOD SHIT.

Serve&Volley01
05-16-2012, 08:32 PM
We're talking about the World No. 1, holder of 13 Clay titles, and a Roland Garro champion here.

What makes you think Roger even has a chance here?

Allez
05-16-2012, 09:28 PM
A resumption of their 2003 clash in which Juan Carlos retired due to injury. He's now fully recovered from that injury therefore I expect a very competitive match :yeah: . Don't forget 13 > 10 and coupled with Roger's awful record in Rome you have a recipe for a great clash of the golden oldies. Juan knows the boost he would get from such a win heading into RG and I expect Roger to be a little sore still. This has the Miami Roddick match feel to it. Too bad Ferrero will probably lose to his next opponent :o

RandomChiller
05-16-2012, 09:30 PM
Just hope JC plays well.

RagingLamb
05-16-2012, 09:58 PM
Federer in 2

Johnny Groove
05-16-2012, 10:02 PM
Would be great for the game, a JCF win.

nick the greek
05-16-2012, 10:08 PM
JFC has no chance.Fed will win each and every tournament he enters.So,it's time for Olderer to shine in Rome.

fsoica
05-17-2012, 01:13 AM
a short reminder of their previous clash in rome. it contains an outburst of roger after a late call.

PgqS92HPmEQ

Roger was hitting the ball so cleanly those days...it was the year he played his first rome final...

Pirata.
05-17-2012, 01:20 AM
Still can't believe Ferrero was a world number 1 - either he has declined massively, or the game has evolved massively. Probably both.

Mug post.

Topspindoctor
05-17-2012, 01:25 AM
Olderer in easy 2 sets, sadly.

Something like 6-3 6-2 :(

Sunset of Age
05-17-2012, 01:59 AM
a short reminder of their previous clash in rome. it contains an outburst of roger after a late call.

PgqS92HPmEQ

Roger was hitting the ball so cleanly those days...it was the year he played his first rome final...

Thanks for posting. The two of them were so young back then... and Rog is hilarious in his :stupid: tantrum throwing, :lol:!
Makes it even better to see both of them still hitting 'em balls today! :worship:

rocketassist
05-17-2012, 02:35 AM
I'd usually support JCF here but Federer needs those points

HKz
05-17-2012, 02:43 AM
Should be a good one, but Federer should take this. Interestingly, Ferrero's success on Federer in the past have only been on hardcourts. He has never taken a set off Federer on clay. Ferrero certainly has the ability to pull off an upset, but Federer should be too good mentally. Hopefully if Federer wins, this could add to Federer's confidence for the red dirt because Ferrero certainly one of the all time greats on the surface, especially for his generation.

Clay Death
05-17-2012, 02:58 AM
Infectus trying to talk tennis. too funny.

tripwires
05-17-2012, 04:14 AM
Should be a good match. :hearts:

duchuy89
05-17-2012, 04:21 AM
Fed in 2.

Haelfix
05-17-2012, 06:40 AM
People forget just how good JCF really was when he was younger. Injuries totally devastated his career, just like a lot of the great talents from Federer's generation (and they really were great talents, if you compare the previous 4 or 5 years worth of young players who mostly have been unimpressive).

Mimi
05-17-2012, 07:35 AM
poor mosquito unlucky to meet roger so soon :tears: he will be killed :tears: