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Congrats on a third straight US Open Federer

Rafa = Fed Killa
09-07-2006, 01:02 AM
Hoping someone can take a set off him but doubt it, everyone who can trouble him lost tody.

Nadal, Safin, Gasquet & Murray will try and give him a better workout at the Aussie open.

Jagermeister
09-07-2006, 01:04 AM
you really thought Murray would be any opposition to Fed? LOL

princediablo
09-07-2006, 01:05 AM
Murray got lucky. Stupid ugly-forehand prick.

Roddick's going to dominate Federer in straight sets. Write it down. A-Rod + Connors= Pwnage.

scoobs
09-07-2006, 01:05 AM
Well he's not there yet. The draw is rapidly emptying of players he feels the need to worry about too much, but complacency must be avoided - he still has three matches to win yet.

scoobs
09-07-2006, 01:06 AM
Murray got lucky. Stupid ugly-forehand prick.

Roddick's going to dominate Federer in straight sets. Write it down. A-Rod + Connors= Pwnage.
Well that is certainly one opinion.

LCeh
09-07-2006, 01:07 AM
I was actually waiting for someone to make this thread. Only took an hour after Rafa's match ended. Not bad. ;)

jasmin
09-07-2006, 01:07 AM
Rafa wasn't going to win even if he got to the finals against Fed. Just a feeling that this wasn't his tournament. I'm not surprised by these results. Fed still doesn't have this wrapped up. There are other players that can bother Fed.

adee-gee
09-07-2006, 01:08 AM
Davydenko has it in the bag.

revolution
09-07-2006, 01:10 AM
Murray got lucky. Stupid ugly-forehand prick.

Roddick's going to dominate Federer in straight sets. Write it down. A-Rod + Connors= Pwnage.

Deb, do you claim responsibility as a fan group for this arse clown? :lol:

ugotlobbed
09-07-2006, 01:10 AM
Murray got lucky. Stupid ugly-forehand prick.

Roddick's going to dominate Federer in straight sets. Write it down. A-Rod + Connors= Pwnage.

haha forreal man

scoobs
09-07-2006, 01:10 AM
Deb, do you claim responsibility as a fan group for this arse clown? :lol:
I doubt it - Deb has too much class to endorse this brand of horseshit.

jlh9s
09-07-2006, 01:10 AM
Rafa wasn't going to win even if he got to the finals against Fed. Just a feeling that this wasn't his tournament. I'm not surprised by these results. Fed still doesn't have this wrapped up. There are other players that can bother Fed.

Who that's left in the draw??

I'm a fan of both Fed and Nadal. I just want to see a real match in the final. If Fed wins, more power to him, but I'd like to see someone that could give him a game before they hand over the winner's check.

marcRD
09-07-2006, 01:14 AM
Dont be so bitter, Blake, Davydenko and Roddick are tricky opponents. I think Roddick could be as difficult to beat as Nadal in a possible final for Federer. I really think that if Nadal would have come to the final playing like this Federer would win in 4 sets. Facing Blake and Roddick now infront of a fanatic american audiance will be interesting. Davydenko is extremly underrated and so very consistent from the baseline.

DDrago2
09-07-2006, 01:15 AM
FEderer is not in a period when he plays his best game and therefore he is still not a lock in this tournament. If he doesn't lift his game tomorrow Blake could do damage. But if he beats Blake I think he will defend the title easily.

revolution
09-07-2006, 01:15 AM
I doubt it - Deb has too much class to endorse this brand of horseshit.

Deb rules. :hug: I heart her.

scoobs
09-07-2006, 01:16 AM
There's no such thing as having a lock, anyway. Roger has to win 3 more matches in 4 days

I think it's looking pretty good for him but who knows? He could have an off-day and one of his opponents could pounce.

jlh9s
09-07-2006, 01:18 AM
FEderer is not in a period when he plays his best game and therefore he is still not a lock in this tournament. If he doesn't lift his game tomorrow Blake could do damage. But if he beats Blake I think he will defend the title easily.

I don't know. Fed always raises his game. He's the most consistent tennis player I've ever seen. I can't see any of those players giving him trouble, though as I said, I'm all for a competitive match.

Btw, did you guys see what nice words Fed had to say about Nadal today? Very classy, particularly when he must get sick of being asked this question for about the thousandth time by now:

Q. People are saying you and Rafael are the next big rivalry in tennis. They're comparing you to Borg McEnroe, Agassi Sampras. What are your thoughts on that?
ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I mean, understandable, I think. We've had some great matches especially this year in finals where we finally really should meet, you know, a number of times. I think that we've been able to do that so consistently, I think that's always great for tennis, you know, to a certain extent, you know.
So, I mean, I enjoy playing against him, but there's nothing more important to me than winning the tournament in the end, you know. So if I'm in the finals, doesn't need to necessarily be Nadal. That would just add something more special to it, I guess.
But I like the way he plays, and I'm impressed how consistent he is at his young age, because I was not even close to being so good at his age.

BAMJ6
09-07-2006, 01:20 AM
Fed and Roddick have never met in the US Open. Just some food for thought with Mr. US Open coaching him

Rafa = Fed Killa
09-07-2006, 01:22 AM
Roddick or Hewitt or Blake would need to play the match of their lifes to take a set of Federer.

Accept defeat and come back stronger another day. :D

robinhood
09-07-2006, 01:40 AM
Certainly if Fed plays well, no one left in the draw will beat him.

cmurray
09-07-2006, 01:43 AM
I so badly wanted to see Marat to play Federer I could almost taste it.

Maybe an in-form Andy can give Roger a little trouble. MAYBE. Safin, Berdych and Nadal had an outside shot. James basically has no shot at all as much as I hate to admit it.


Cheryl

Jagermeister
09-07-2006, 01:43 AM
Rafa would have lost in straight sets to Federer, I'm afraid.

atheneglaukopis
09-07-2006, 01:50 AM
I so badly wanted to see Marat to play Federer I could almost taste it. I know. *panting*

cloudeleven
09-07-2006, 02:48 AM
I know. *panting*

I know too. :bigcry:

However, this too shall pass. AO '07, watch out.

Bagelicious
09-07-2006, 03:03 AM
Davydenko has it in the bag.

:haha: I actually wouldn't mind this!

selesfan
09-07-2006, 03:36 AM
I think Blake will beat Roger; he has been really confident this week and playing well while I think Roger hasn't played his best. I think the JBlock and the noisy night fans will help James win this one.
I do hope I am wrong though.

Mimi
09-07-2006, 03:39 AM
yes, i think roger will win his 9th slam easily :wavey:

jbone_14
09-07-2006, 03:40 AM
Andy is playing some really good tennis.

cmurray
09-07-2006, 03:40 AM
I have a feeling Roger would have won no matter what. He's REALLY on form right now.

selesfan
09-07-2006, 03:42 AM
I have a feeling Roger would have won no matter what. He's REALLY on form right now.

You think so? I think he looks off and I think he is beatable, Davedenko, Haas and Blake all have a good chance.

cmurray
09-07-2006, 03:46 AM
You think so? I think he looks off and I think he is beatable, Davedenko, Haas and Blake all have a good chance.


I don't think Blake has any chance at ALL, actually. And yeah, I think Federer pretty good.

mickymouse
09-07-2006, 03:47 AM
Have more faith in the American crowd.

Rafa = Fed Killa
09-07-2006, 03:49 AM
Can we place V-cash bets that Federer won't lose any sets in the tournament. I am willing to give people one to one odds on this bet it there are any takers.

jbone_14
09-07-2006, 04:12 AM
Andy is playing awesome tennis!!!

scoobs
09-07-2006, 04:14 AM
Yeah Looking at Roddick right now I think he could be a real handful for Roger with this confidence - he really has his mojo back.

Fedex
09-07-2006, 06:22 AM
Murray got lucky. Stupid ugly-forehand prick.

Roddick's going to dominate Federer in straight sets. Write it down. A-Rod + Connors= Pwnage.
Good thinking. I guess I wasn't aware that Jim was playing the match too? I think I'll take your advice and bet my house on Roddick crushing Federer. :yeah:

Fedex
09-07-2006, 06:25 AM
Have more faith in the American crowd.
The American crowd can only carry you so far. Just ask Andre. :sad:

World Beater
09-07-2006, 06:26 AM
people take for granted all these wins from federer. nothing is guaranteed.

but you know he cant just phone in the result...the fact that he comes out and beats player after player should be appreciated.

lizfederer
09-07-2006, 06:29 AM
Ohh guys please, don't jinx roger!!! he still needs to win against blake (that's gonna be difficult, i sense it) and either haas or davidenko (tough players to beat). So let see how it goes. I really have to say roddick's looking good and i hardly ever say good things about roddick , hmmmm not feeling good!!! ohoh! ohh well let's enjoy this last matches, it should be good.

Jimnik
09-07-2006, 06:36 AM
The American crowd can only carry you so far. Just ask Andre. :sad:
Potentially, the Arthur Ashe arena can be the most intimidating in the world. 23,000 screaming spectators is obviously going to make a difference.

If they can take Ginepri to a Grand Slam semi-final and a 35-year old Agassi to a final, why couldn't they take Roddick to the title?

Mechlan
09-07-2006, 06:44 AM
Potentially, the Arthur Ashe arena can be the most intimidating in the world. 23,000 screaming spectators is obviously going to make a difference.

If they can take Ginepri to a Grand Slam semi-final and a 35-year old Agassi to a final, why couldn't they take Roddick to the title?

If it is Federer in the final (probably the only one Roddick would be the underdog against), Roger still has the advantage of having faced that kind of crowd last year. If Andy wants it, he will have to play the match of his life and take all the chances he gets. This is getting ahead of ourselves though, still a lot of matches to play before the finals.

doublebackhand
09-07-2006, 06:48 AM
Roger hasnt been playing his best tennis yet but usually he will raise his game at this latter stage of a GS. We will see tomorrow with the match against Blake.

According to plan, he should play Roddick in the final and probably Roddick can take a set off just like in the previous W. Remember when Andy wont Cincy 2 weeks ago, he said he felt good about his game that he can beat anyone in the world except a guy named Roger? Thats so self-defeating and we will see if we get that final. Nothing is in the bag yet and I am sooooo disappointed that we aint gonna see a Safin-Federer or Nadal-Federer match-ups :(

Beforehand
09-07-2006, 06:55 AM
I'm not sure I think that Federer is as off as people seem to think. He's certainly not playing as well as he's ever played. I expect him to raise the level enough for James tomorrow, I think. He's way better than he was in Australia, and I'm not sure either Haas or Davydenko is playing quite at that level this tournament. As for Roddick, I just have a hard time seeing him beating Roger with Roger's ability to read his serve so well.

I hope Roger doesn't get suprised, and unlike other slams he's played, I'm not feeling too bad about him right now.

DrJules
09-07-2006, 07:58 AM
Davydenko has it in the bag.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

drf716
09-07-2006, 08:57 AM
federer needs to have an injury.

Timariot
09-07-2006, 09:17 AM
Alas, the remaining matches are just an extended version of Federer victory ceremony... :(

drf716
09-07-2006, 09:31 AM
that is why, for me, he makes the game boring, where is the unpredictability, it's like why bother, if you know that in the end, he will win it.

All_Slam_Andre
09-07-2006, 10:13 AM
The Arthur Ashe stadium will make next to no difference. They aren't intimidating, they are a complete a joke and laughing stock. Loads of fat people eating hot dogs can only carry you so far. Federer faced a far more partisan crowd in the US Open final last year, and he came through that nicely. In fact that experience will make him stronger and even more adapted to the US crowd.

hitchhiker
09-07-2006, 10:27 AM
federer is a combined 36-3 against the players left in the field.
wheres the damn help icon when you need it

oz_boz
09-07-2006, 10:42 AM
Safin takes out Nalby, then bows out. Youzny takes care of Nadal. If Kolya takes out Haas, Federer will play for Russia next year in DC to thank them.

Corey Feldman
09-07-2006, 11:21 AM
In not taking anything for granted here...
Blake will be fired up and has some shots, Davydenko or Haas - both gave fed a helluva match at the AO this year.... even before he's in the final.

and lets all :haha: at Rafa = Fed Killa.

Hardcourts = Rafa Killa

Corey Feldman
09-07-2006, 11:23 AM
that is why, for me, he makes the game boring, where is the unpredictability, it's like why bother, if you know that in the end, he will win it.You wouldnt be saying that if it was Safin in this position.

and if you wanna blame anyone, blame other players for not being good enough then :retard:

jasmin
09-07-2006, 03:08 PM
Federer will probably make it to the finals but I'm still not sure if he will win the whole thing. Just a feeling.

Rafa = Fed Killa
09-07-2006, 03:24 PM
and lets all at Rafa = Fed Killa.

Have your laughs Escude.

Wait till the AO :D
When all the players who know how to beat the self proclaimed god of tennis actually play.

Nadal, Safin, Gasquet, Nalbandian, Murray: one of these guys will beat him as the rest are clowns.

I am still waiting for the 7th crucifiction of "Jesus Fed"

Byrd
09-07-2006, 03:31 PM
What I don't understand is why everyone is saying Roddick with his confidence back has a chance against Fed, he doesn't have any weapons to hurt him.

His serve I guess would probably be a weapon for a set, since fed hasn't played him for a long time, so it would take him some time to figure out, that's then out the window.

The forehand is too loopy, and any forehand exchanges with federer will mostly result in roddick losing the point. The backhand isn't worth mentioning, even though its slightly improved under connors.

His net skills are better, but I just see him getting passed at the net, like Wimb'05.

Take into account, Federer is better since hes last played him, mostly the Backhand and net skills.

DDrago2
09-07-2006, 05:33 PM
Fed and Roddick have never met in the US Open. Just some food for thought with Mr. US Open coaching him

Roddick was never even close of beating Federer in best of five match. He simply can't do it, except if Federer for some reason loses motivation.

vincayou
09-07-2006, 05:41 PM
If it happens, it's all what his talent deserves.

Roddick might have a shot with the crowd, a new motivation etc...

bokehlicious
09-07-2006, 05:41 PM
that is why, for me, he makes the game boring, where is the unpredictability, it's like why bother, if you know that in the end, he will win it.

Some fans are still amazed by his brilliant tennis :shrug: :cool:

cmurray
09-07-2006, 05:52 PM
Some fans are still amazed by his brilliant tennis :shrug: :cool:


This is true. I don't even like Roger and I'm amazed at his tennis. Do I find his personality bland? Yep. But his tennis is exquisite. Anybody with a set of working eyes can see that. You don't have to be a fan to appreciate his genius.

atheneglaukopis
09-07-2006, 06:27 PM
Anybody with a set of working eyes can see that.No, I'm afraid you have to have a working brain as well.

Fumus
09-07-2006, 06:36 PM
Roddick was never even close of beating Federer in best of five match. He simply can't do it, except if Federer for some reason loses motivation.

Wimbly 04' final?!?

bokehlicious
09-07-2006, 07:07 PM
No, I'm afraid you have to have a working brain as well.

:lol: :yeah:

All_Slam_Andre
09-07-2006, 07:14 PM
that is why, for me, he makes the game boring, where is the unpredictability, it's like why bother, if you know that in the end, he will win it.

I'm sorry but this is an utterly ridiculous statement. You have every right to not like a player's dominance of the sport, whether it be Federer, Sampras, Lendl etc. However it stupid to say that the person dominating, who is excelling in his field, makes the sport boring. Surely it's the inability of the other players (except Nadal) to challenge him on a regular basis, who make tennis boring. Just food for thought.

Honalulu78
09-07-2006, 07:24 PM
Why are you congratulating Fed already?
there's still lots of tennis to play in NY
you never know what might happen

atheneglaukopis
09-07-2006, 07:55 PM
:lol: :yeah:It's true. I've been on MTF long enough to realize that.

bokehlicious
09-07-2006, 08:11 PM
It's true. I've been on MTF long enough to realize that.

I agreed, I just find the way you replied funny ;)

DrJules
09-07-2006, 08:19 PM
Considering that Federer is not playing particularly well while a number of other players are playing their best ever tennis this seems a very rash prediction.

Yes Federer is favourite, but I consider a non-Federer win most likely

Possibly Federer 40% likely winner, Roddick 25% likely winner, Blake 20% likely winner, Davydenko 10% and Youzhny 5%

atheneglaukopis
09-07-2006, 08:20 PM
I agreed, I just find the way you replied funny ;)Oh, I knew you were agreeing. :)

Corey Feldman
09-07-2006, 10:55 PM
Have your laughs Escude.

Wait till the AO :D
When all the players who know how to beat the self proclaimed god of tennis actually play.

Nadal, Safin, Gasquet, Nalbandian, Murray: one of these guys will beat him as the rest are clowns.

I am still waiting for the 7th crucifiction of "Jesus Fed"Just wait for Rafa's draw at the AO next year... all those other players will be stuffed in it :p

Bagelicious
09-07-2006, 10:57 PM
Just wait for Rafa's draw at the AO next year... all those other players will be stuffed in it :p

Not as long as Uncle Toni is fixing the draw...

Honalulu78
09-07-2006, 10:58 PM
well i for one hope someone other than fed takes the uso title this year

Whistleway
09-07-2006, 11:18 PM
Safin takes out Nalby, then bows out. Youzny takes care of Nadal. If Kolya takes out Haas, Federer will play for Russia next year in DC to thank them.

That is a really funny post. seriously.

uglyamerican
09-07-2006, 11:25 PM
Federer has a 35-3 record against remaining players.

It will be 28-1 if Haas loses.

dkw
09-08-2006, 12:00 AM
I was at the Roddick match last night... btw I was completly bored out of my mind and spent most of my time spying on the crowd with my binnoculars.

Anyways my point is Roddick seems really confident, and has gone back to basics... big serve, big forehand. Lleyton never had a chance. I'd be surprise if he didn't win the US Open this year Roger or no Roger.

forbiddenfruit
09-08-2006, 12:04 AM
I was at the Roddick match last night... btw I was completly bored out of my mind and spent most of my time spying on the crowd with my binnoculars.


OMG :lol: :haha:

Thank you, thank you

Pea
09-08-2006, 12:49 AM
Murray at Aussie?:spit:

revolution
09-08-2006, 01:07 AM
Murray at Aussie?:spit:

He beat him in Cincinnati, so why not?

Oh I forgot, he's the useless one of the up and coming guys. Me bad.

Rafa = Fed Killa
09-08-2006, 04:24 AM
2 more to go.

At least blake isn't a complete clown, he was able to take a set of Fed. :D

spencercarlos
09-08-2006, 05:42 AM
FEderer is not in a period when he plays his best game and therefore he is still not a lock in this tournament. If he doesn't lift his game tomorrow Blake could do damage. But if he beats Blake I think he will defend the title easily.
I don´t agree, the is still Roddick who is playing probably the best or second best tennis this summer, with great improvements on his backhand and on his strategy. That won´t be easy at all.