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'Tomas is on fire!'...The Less Flammable Federer kicks his ass!

betterthanhenman
06-04-2006, 01:25 PM
'And nobody beats Tomas when he plays well.'

Have been hearing this for the last few weeks. Now is his chance to show it against a quality opponent, instead of Volandri.

Let's see...

celcius
06-04-2006, 01:50 PM
Well he better pick it up since he is down 1*-4 to Federer.

Frederick16
06-04-2006, 01:51 PM
that volley!! whahaha.. it will be a spanking i hope!

Flibbertigibbet
06-04-2006, 01:58 PM
He's playing quite well, just has been making a few too many unforced errors at the ground, and he's only down one break. :shrug:

scoobs
06-04-2006, 02:01 PM
Tomas only slightly smouldering in that first set, which he lost 6-3

Maybe something can fan the embers and bring him to full flame.

Freeze17171
06-04-2006, 02:03 PM
Unfortunately for him, Fed looks to be on his game today.

betterthanhenman
06-04-2006, 02:19 PM
Berdych being completely outclassed at the moment.

betterthanhenman
06-04-2006, 02:26 PM
This match is boring. The only thing likely to catch fire is Berdych's ass if he has a hot curry tonight.

(edit: 6-3 6-2)

rofe
06-04-2006, 02:33 PM
This match is boring. The only thing likely to catch fire is Berdych's ass if he has a hot curry tonight.

(edit: 6-3 6-2)

I actually agree with you. Birdman is not in the game. Fed is on cruise control right now and doesn't need to elevate his game because Birdman is not putting any pressure on him.

Freeze17171
06-04-2006, 02:34 PM
Oh well, maybe he can pull a Massu and show some fight after getting thrashed in the first two sets, but I doubt it.

rofe
06-04-2006, 02:36 PM
Fed's level is slightly dropping in the 3rd. Its now or never for the Birdman.

Björki
06-04-2006, 02:39 PM
lets go Tomas. win at least one set.

Flibbertigibbet
06-04-2006, 02:40 PM
This match is boring. The only thing likely to catch fire is Berdych's ass if he has a hot curry tonight.

(edit: 6-3 6-2)

Promptly as you guys say that, Federer's down 0-3 in the third. :p

betterthanhenman
06-04-2006, 02:41 PM
Promptly as you guys say that, Federer's down 0-3 in the third. :p

I guess I jinxed him. :o

Flibbertigibbet
06-04-2006, 02:44 PM
I guess I jinxed him. :o

"Third set blues?" Does that exist? </Excuses.>

rofe
06-04-2006, 02:49 PM
"Third set blues?" Does that exist? </Excuses.>

Yeah, Fed does have his downs when things are going easy for him. Frankly, I am surprised it didn't happen in the 2nd.

Freeze17171
06-04-2006, 02:50 PM
Well Birdman just blew his lead...

betterthanhenman
06-04-2006, 02:50 PM
Yeah, Fed does have his downs when things are going easy for him. Frankly, I am surprised it didn't happen in the 2nd.

Unlucky Tomas. Federer just woke up. The only thing that woke me up was Federer's cry of 'allez!'

scoobs
06-04-2006, 03:03 PM
Disappointing - Thomas can play a hell of a lot better than this but I haven't seen the belief in his eyes or any kind of fire at all in his performance. He's treated this like a one way road.

betterthanhenman
06-04-2006, 03:07 PM
6-3 6-2 6-3

Laughably easy.

scoobs
06-04-2006, 03:09 PM
Afraid the embers were pissed on very quickly by Federer - Berdych can't be very proud of that cannon-fodder performance.

betterthanhenman
06-04-2006, 03:09 PM
Afraid the embers were pissed on very quickly by Federer - Berdych can't be very proud of that cannon-fodder performance.

Agreed.

Leo
06-04-2006, 03:10 PM
I'm disappointed he went down so easily. I actually predicted Berdych to upset Federer. :o Good thing I didn't bet any vcash.

Bilbo
06-04-2006, 03:11 PM
Berdych underachieved as always or should I say overrated? ;)

betterthanhenman
06-04-2006, 03:11 PM
I'm disappointed he went down so easily. I actually predicted Berdych to upset Federer. :o Good thing I didn't bet any vcash.

I am shocked Berdych lost easily. After all, he hammered Volandri. :devil:

Scotso
06-04-2006, 03:22 PM
Berdych underachieved as always or should I say overrated? ;)

He's not overrated. If you have seen him play on his good days, you wouldn't say that. He's going to develop more and get more consistant in the future, and he'll be a force to be reckoned with.

betterthanhenman
06-04-2006, 03:29 PM
He's not overrated. If you have seen him play on his good days, you wouldn't say that. He's going to develop more and get more consistant in the future, and he'll be a force to be reckoned with.

You can't judge a player just by his best performances.

atheneglaukopis
06-04-2006, 03:31 PM
Unless it's Safin, in which case it's too depressing to do anything else.

betterthanhenman
06-04-2006, 03:33 PM
Unless it's Safin, in which case it's too depressing to do anything else.

By the same age Safin had done a lot more to justify the hype. He had won the US Open.

NYCtennisfan
06-04-2006, 03:35 PM
It was like Federer was playing a challenger player. Not talent wise, but Berdych's belief that he could win the big points on his serve or Fed's; that belief was non-existent.

Scotso
06-04-2006, 03:37 PM
You can't judge a player just by his best performances.

No, but you can judge his talent by them.

betterthanhenman
06-04-2006, 03:38 PM
No, but you can judge his talent by them.

Talent alone is meaningless. Look at Malisee, Mathieu, Verdasco, Kiefer etc.

atheneglaukopis
06-04-2006, 03:40 PM
By the same age Safin had done a lot more to justify the hype. He had won the US Open.
Agree, but there's still a tendency to judge only by his high points, which can be few and far between. I am as guilty of this as anyone, and I say, Keep it up!

scoobs
06-04-2006, 03:40 PM
Plenty of time for Tomas to pull all his unquestionable talent together.

Look at Federer - it took him a while.

Tomas needs to learn from performances like this and I'm sure he will.

betterthanhenman
06-04-2006, 03:42 PM
Plenty of time for Tomas to pull all his unquestionable talent together.



Not really. He needs to be doing it now or in the next 2 years.

scoobs
06-04-2006, 03:46 PM
2 years is ages.

betterthanhenman
06-04-2006, 03:47 PM
2 years is ages.

It's not a long time at all. If he doesn't start taking chances now, he might never do it.

Most great players win Slams by the age of 21.

scoobs
06-04-2006, 03:50 PM
Not all.

Have to let players develop at their own pace.

I don't think Berdych is stagnating yet - if he hasn't kicked on in the next 12 months or so then you might have an argument that he needs a kick in the jacksy but so far not too bad.

Corey Feldman
06-04-2006, 03:56 PM
I knew easy wins over hopless players like lopez and volandri would not make any difference to the great berdych in this match, Fed just cleaned him up with no effort..
Ancic, next please.

almouchie
06-04-2006, 03:56 PM
doesnt look like a good match
federer dominated early
& Tomas showed little resistance
expected more from him

Corey Feldman
06-04-2006, 04:23 PM
looked great to me, and any other Federer fan
:angel:

betterthanhenman
06-04-2006, 04:28 PM
Watching Vaidisova, I think she possibly has a bigger future than Tomas.

robinhood
06-04-2006, 05:59 PM
A good, comfortable win for Federer
He looked very relaxed.