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The "OSIABFS"

Johnny Groove
11-15-2006, 03:07 AM
Yes, many players on tour this year have experienced OSIABFS. The "Oh Shit! I'm About to Beat Federer Syndrome." Too many times, a player has come so close to beating Federer. Being up a set and a break, having match points, going to a 5th set, 3rd set tiebreaker, or merely having Federer on the ropes at some point. Call it choking, call it shitting of the pants, call it Federer raising his game. Call it what you want, I call it OSIABFS. :wavey:

The only question is: Can anyone else step up to the plate and find a cure for this horrid syndrome? Currently, only one man has the cure, but he has yet to find the solution to other diseases, such as Tomas or James.

Can anyone find the cure? Or will we be doomed to experience this horrible disease to continue to spread and intensify throughout the tour? :awww:

Foosimoo
11-15-2006, 03:10 AM
:haha: Nice Jonathan. :p

Oh the memories..Ollie with match points on Federer. :sad:

Sjengster
11-15-2006, 03:13 AM
I think this disease has existed for an awful long time in tennis under various guises, but has only recently become more publicised in its present incarnation through the internet.

BTW, didn't Federer save every one of those matchpoints against Rochus with winners, including two drive volleys, or am I mistaken?

Johnny Groove
11-15-2006, 03:17 AM
I think this disease has existed for an awful long time in tennis under various guises, but has only recently become more publicised in its present incarnation through the internet.

BTW, didn't Federer save every one of those matchpoints against Rochus with winners, including two drive volleys, or am I mistaken?

No, thats just when the OSIABFS struck, obstructing one's view of actual events and turning all the points into a blur until you're down a break in the next set

Johnny Groove
11-15-2006, 03:24 AM
The thing is that Federer has also caught this virus, which prevents him from beating himself.

That also. Perhaps Rafa can share his super bananas with everyone else on tour :banana:

JW10S
11-15-2006, 03:25 AM
:worship:The thing is that Federer has also caught this virus, which prevents him from beating himself.:worship:

Johnny Groove
11-15-2006, 03:31 AM
If only Carlos would let him! :aplot: :sobbing:

JT, can you not turn this into XXX chat? I like this thread :awww:

mangoes
11-15-2006, 04:40 AM
Yes, many players on tour this year have experienced OSIABFS. The "Oh Shit! I'm About to Beat Federer Syndrome." Too many times, a player has come so close to beating Federer. Being up a set and a break, having match points, going to a 5th set, 3rd set tiebreaker, or merely having Federer on the ropes at some point. Call it choking, call it shitting of the pants, call it Federer raising his game. Call it what you want, I call it OSIABFS. :wavey:

The only question is: Can anyone else step up to the plate and find a cure for this horrid syndrome? Currently, only one man has the cure, but he has yet to find the solution to other diseases, such as Tomas or James.

Can anyone find the cure? Or will we be doomed to experience this horrible disease to continue to spread and intensify throughout the tour? :awww:


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Good One Jonathan. A lot of players were suffering from OSIABRS but Berdych, Ferrero, Youzhny, Blake seem to have found the cure. Unfortunately, Roger had a terrible case of it in Roma, but hopefully, he has been cured. In the late 90s, there was the OSIAB"SAMPRAS"S :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

R.Federer
11-15-2006, 04:43 AM
:haha: OSIABFS!!!!

That's a perquisite of building up a deflating H2H against a player, you win a few extra games, and afflict OSIABFS on them to save MPs!

brent-o
11-15-2006, 05:10 AM
The thing is that Federer has also caught this virus, which prevents him from beating himself.

haha very creative comment
:wavey:

rmb6687
11-15-2006, 08:58 AM
The thing is that Federer has also caught this virus, which prevents him from beating himself.

le sigh...unfortunately.

Give that man some anti-biotics to cure it...now! Before the next Andy match up!

RonE
11-15-2006, 09:32 AM
I don't see how this is different from OSIATRTPS or "Oh Shit! I'm About To Roast The Pig Syndrome" which was clearly evident this year several times: Rochus in Marseilles, Nieminen in Barcelona, Federer in Rome, Verdasco in Queens and Kendrick at Wimlbedon just to name a few :shrug:

oz_boz
11-15-2006, 10:05 AM
Like J'torian said the main problem isn't that many players suffer from it, the thing is that Fed himself caught the disease too. :yeah: And there is an antidote called "IHNLSIPWNO" - "I Have Nothing to Lose Since I'm Playing the World Number One" - which a lot of top players have naturally in their blood, and make them play better than usually when they're up against Roger. Maybe we could tap some IHNLSIPWNO from Rafa - he has it in abundance - for injections to the other guys.

adee-gee
01-15-2007, 09:40 AM
Well maybe he wasn't close to beating Federer but Bjorn Phau caught a little bit of the disease at 5-3 in the first set :p

t0x
01-15-2007, 11:24 AM
It happens from time to time, but sometimes people just refuse to give Federer credit. In Halle against Rochus, every match point was saved by a winner - that's not a choke.

But yeah, some players do choke it away, but it's not all the time.

tennis2tennis
01-15-2007, 12:09 PM
Federer steps it up when he wants to its like "what do you know this punk wants to play, lets move to the next gear, can't keep up? Thought as much"...its what marks champions from wannabes

Johnny Groove
03-29-2007, 06:35 AM
Apparently, Rafa has given Canas some of his stuff to cure the OSIABFS. Hopefully, for the good of tennis, the Spartans can hand out the cure to everyone for the clay season :)

Fee
03-23-2008, 11:26 PM
Good bump. This thread is pretty amusing.

cobalt60
03-23-2008, 11:29 PM
Thanks. :)

I wonder if the cure for OSIABFS is mono. :scratch:

Could be. We call it the null and void theory ;)

cobalt60
03-23-2008, 11:33 PM
I call it Rogi visiting Ancic against Mirka's orders. :mad:

I prefer to think in scientific terms;)

cobalt60
03-23-2008, 11:41 PM
:awww: But Ancic can be scientific. :D In fact I think he's ancicific. :hearts:

He might be. I wouldn't know;)

cobalt60
03-23-2008, 11:44 PM
Maybe you or I should "design an experiment" around him and find out. ;)

Oh my- more bait and hook technique I see:p ( I know you haven't been on MTF lately but the trolls were out;)

cobalt60
03-23-2008, 11:47 PM
^^ :spit: Oh my. Well, whatever went down, I'm not sorry to have missed it. :lol:

And I have missed you!!! :hug:

cobalt60
03-23-2008, 11:49 PM
:hug::hug::hug:

By the way, I see from the Parallel Univ. thread that you've become something of a Sue-stradamus? :lol:

:rolls: Nah I am a positive person. Just posting what happened not what will be :p

Johnny Groove
03-23-2008, 11:53 PM
Good bump. This thread is pretty amusing.

it is.

seeing my opening posts so long ago is funny :lol:

Adler
03-23-2008, 11:59 PM
seeing my opening posts so long ago is funny :lol:
We all do change, when I look at some of my posts here I can hardly believe I wrote them

On the subject - the syndrome becomes weaker and weaker obviously. Let's see what kind of influence will it have on Federer himself

Lee
03-24-2008, 02:30 AM
:rolls: Sue and J.

FedFan_2007
03-24-2008, 03:41 AM
:retard: thread

adee-gee
06-05-2009, 10:25 PM
*bump*

In honour of:

- Jose Acasuso
- Paul-Henri Mathieu
- Tommy Haas
- Gael Monfils
- Juan Martin Del Potro

:D

Renaud
06-05-2009, 10:31 PM
Adam, in two days it's over :hug:

FedFan_2007
06-05-2009, 10:46 PM
:silly:

adee-gee
06-05-2009, 10:49 PM
Adam, in two days it's over :hug:
And we can add Soderling to the list :rocker2:

finishingmove
06-05-2009, 11:18 PM
*bump*

In honour of:

- Jose Acasuso
- Paul-Henri Mathieu
- Tommy Haas
- Gael Monfils
- Juan Martin Del Potro

:D

monfils wasn't really close :lol:

adee-gee
06-05-2009, 11:19 PM
monfils wasn't really close :lol:
He had Federer on the ropes in the 1st set ;)

Set point, 2nd serve. And he hits the most feeble of returns. He wins that point and the match is his for sure :p :D

finishingmove
06-05-2009, 11:22 PM
He had Federer on the ropes in the 1st set ;)

Set point, 2nd serve. And he hits the most feeble of returns. He wins that point and the match is his for sure :p :D

maybe on a neutral court.

federer has too much support in paris.

he would've won in 5

DrJules
06-05-2009, 11:27 PM
And we can add Soderling to the list :rocker2:

Soderling is a player who actually managed to beat a top player when in command. Most against Nadal, Federer, Djokovic and Murray crumble with victory in sight.

FedFan_2007
06-05-2009, 11:37 PM
It's true, they're all mugs, clowns, chokers, pushers, losers, etc.... Roger never actually WON a match in his life! :shrug:

Johnny Groove
06-06-2009, 03:30 AM
:lol: