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Haas is the biggest threat to Federer right now

Bilbo
01-19-2006, 09:03 AM
If Tommy is on top of his game he has the best chance to beat Federer on hardcourts. Federer-Haas will be the best match of the AO 2006. Watch out for Haas.

Bolar Bolabi
01-19-2006, 09:05 AM
Exactly right my German friend.

Monday night?

bokehlicious
01-19-2006, 09:31 AM
Roger will make a copy/paste of their Doha match... Ninja is on now !!!

tennisvideos
01-19-2006, 09:35 AM
I think I will have to cheer for Tommy if they get to meet up. I do like Federer but I would love to see Haas take a Slam. He's always had so much potential and never quite fulfilled it ... yet. ;)

almouchie
01-19-2006, 09:52 AM
definitely
Tommy Haas he previously beaten Federer & only recently defeated him in Kooyang classic thou he lost the final to Roddick. he is the best bet to beat the swiss, nalby aside
I would love to see Haas play Federer
even if Hewitt manages to pull thru his match with Chela from 2 sets down, & he were to meet Federer is semis, his chances are as much as mine

Doris Loeffel
01-19-2006, 10:21 AM
Well both have to play their 3rd round matches first - and it won't be easy for both and then we see how much Roger has learnt from his defeat against Tommy in the showmatch - good thing such a showtournament as you can test new shots and still be able to play an other two matches....

JustmeUK
01-19-2006, 11:01 AM
I'm a huge fan of Tommy but to be honest he'd have to be at the top of his game and even then I'm not convinced he'd have a better than 1 in 5 chance of beating Roger. I'm more inclined to think that if they meet it would be more like Doha than Kooyong. Roger is mentally just much more tough than Tommy and this is compounded by it being 5 sets. I'd enjoy the match but honestly I'd have to go with Roger in 4.

Alexiana
01-19-2006, 11:12 AM
I'm a huge fan of Tommy but to be honest he'd have to be at the top of his game and even then I'm not convinced he'd have a better than 1 in 5 chance of beating Roger. I'm more inclined to think that if they meet it would be more like Doha than Kooyong. Roger is mentally just much more tough than Tommy and this is compounded by it being 5 sets. I'd enjoy the match but honestly I'd have to go with Roger in 4.

yeah I would think that too, but I would love it to be prooved wrong ;)

vincayou
01-19-2006, 11:24 AM
The problem with Tommy is that he tends to stop playing well when he's behind. Apart from that, he could have very far if not for Federer.

I can't believe the bad luck of Richie to draw him in 1st round.

Alexiana
01-19-2006, 11:29 AM
The problem with Tommy is that he tends to stop playing well when he's behind. Apart from that, he could have very far if not for Federer.

I can't believe the bad luck of Richie to draw him in 1st round.

I wouldn't say, that he stops playing well, when he's behind. He showed many mathches where he fighted back an won. His problem is his mental strengh and that he often is thinking about anything else on court but tennis.
And Federer on the other side showed that he isn't comfotable when he's behind, these are the matches that he looses. When he's on top he has nothing to fear but if he gets pressure he seems to loose his strengh sometimes.

RonE
01-19-2006, 11:30 AM
I'm a huge fan of Tommy but to be honest he'd have to be at the top of his game and even then I'm not convinced he'd have a better than 1 in 5 chance of beating Roger. I'm more inclined to think that if they meet it would be more like Doha than Kooyong. Roger is mentally just much more tough than Tommy and this is compounded by it being 5 sets. I'd enjoy the match but honestly I'd have to go with Roger in 4.

My thoughts exactly. Besides, in that Doha match both of them played exceptionally well yet it was Roger who was in control pretty easily too. And even going back to 2002 where Haas beat him in Melbourne he had to save matchpoint on the way so it's not like he is going to blow Federer away even if he wins the match.

Having said that, each of them still have another match to play before the showdown is set- taking nothing for granted.

JustmeUK
01-19-2006, 12:03 PM
I wouldn't say, that he stops playing well, when he's behind. He showed many mathches where he fighted back an won. His problem is his mental strengh and that he often is thinking about anything else on court but tennis.
And Federer on the other side showed that he isn't comfotable when he's behind, these are the matches that he looses. When he's on top he has nothing to fear but if he gets pressure he seems to loose his strengh sometimes.

No I wouldn't call Tommy a quitter though sometimes when he's behind he gets down on himself and makes it so much harder for him to play well.

As I've often said, both Tommy n Nicolas (Kiefer) suffer from mental frailty. With Tommy at least, there's some truth to the rumour that whilst on court he's thinking of that gorgeous blonde cheering him sat in row 1. With Kiefer though I really don't know what he thinks! :D

Jogy
01-19-2006, 12:12 PM
Haas has smashed Federer two times before in impressive style in Australia, I like his chances that he kills this arrogant bastard Federer a third time.

Alexiana
01-19-2006, 12:28 PM
No I wouldn't call Tommy a quitter though sometimes when he's behind he gets down on himself and makes it so much harder for him to play well.

As I've often said, both Tommy n Nicolas (Kiefer) suffer from mental frailty. With Tommy at least, there's some truth to the rumour that whilst on court he's thinking of that gorgeous blonde cheering him sat in row 1. With Kiefer though I really don't know what he thinks! :D

I would like to know that :lol:

alfonsojose
01-19-2006, 12:32 PM
No hair distracting Tommy this time :yeah: Kill JesusFed

disturb3d
01-19-2006, 12:40 PM
If Tommy is on top of his game he has the best chance to beat Federer on hardcourts. Federer-Haas will be the best match of the AO 2006. Watch out for Haas.Did you happen to notice that there's this thing called a Nalbandian?

shotgun
01-19-2006, 12:40 PM
Tommy Gun is on a run.

LaTenista
01-19-2006, 12:45 PM
I think it's only fitting after being dubbed the worst World No 2 ever that Tommy takes out the current World No 1 convincingly. (Apologies to my vLove and Fed supporter Julio :kiss: )

Neely
01-19-2006, 12:45 PM
I would love to see Tommy beating Federer, but... I only believe when it happens

uNIVERSE mAN
01-19-2006, 02:29 PM
I think it's only fitting after being dubbed the worst World No 2 ever that Tommy takes out the current World No 1 convincingly. (Apologies to my vLove and Fed supporter Julio :kiss: )

It's a F'ing exhibition match! Just like the hopman cup crap, no one gives a shit.

Alexiana
01-19-2006, 02:34 PM
It's a F'ing exhibition match! Just like the hopman cup crap, no one gives a shit.

calm down buddy.... :rolleyes:

mickymouse
01-19-2006, 02:35 PM
I'm sure Roddick would love for that to happen.

uNIVERSE mAN
01-19-2006, 02:47 PM
calm down buddy.... :rolleyes:

:banghead:

yanchr
01-19-2006, 04:02 PM
I think this one might turn out short of our current expectation. Doha is more like it. Can be a one-sided match rather than a tight competitive one, but also can be entertaining with the styles of both.

stebs
01-19-2006, 04:58 PM
I think Tommy is a fantastic player but his style does not help him to beat Roger Federer.
In Doha both players were on great form but Federer beat Haas with ease. If Tommy plays well and Roger plays well Roger wins it is as simple as that. If Tommy plays well and Roger deosn't then we have a hell of a match on our hands.

rrfnpump
01-19-2006, 05:18 PM
All germans are headcases when it gets important
I dont see Tommy upsetting Roger in a Grand Slam although he plays great tennis and is very confident

just look at his infamous wind match against Hewitt at the USO
he just self-destructed

Deivid23
01-19-2006, 05:35 PM
Watch out Luczak ;)

Alexiana
01-19-2006, 05:50 PM
All germans are headcases when it gets important
I dont see Tommy upsetting Roger in a Grand Slam although he plays great tennis and is very confident

just look at his infamous wind match against Hewitt at the USO
he just self-destructed

oh don't remind me of that, that was ridiculous...

Merton
01-19-2006, 05:51 PM
I agree, Luczak-Haas is by no means certain at all.

Alexiana
01-19-2006, 05:52 PM
:banghead:

:hug:

mandoura
01-19-2006, 06:01 PM
JustmeUK and Ron, I agree mostly with both of you. I think it will not be as in Doha though. It will be tougher and I can understand why people are rooting for Haas. He is playing unbelievably well. I don't think I've seen him play as well even when he was #2. We'll see. It will be a good match.

nermo
01-19-2006, 07:56 PM
According to Surf the earth, Myrni 'd be the guy to beat Fed.
Whether we agree about it or not ,it's a fact Both Haas and Fed. still have a match to pass first
So, why don't we take it one step at a time? :)

enqvistfan
01-19-2006, 08:17 PM
Good luck to Tommy, he can do it :bounce:

DDrago2
01-19-2006, 08:44 PM
I think Haas will be difficult for Federer. Federer doesn't like to play against him, and Haas is a tough player. He never gives up, ussualy is consistent throughout the match and that makes playing him very hard.

KoOlMaNsEaN
01-19-2006, 09:17 PM
I hope fedex will get even more pumped up against haas since it's a grand slam