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USO R4: Federer barely survives Andreev 6-7(5) 7-6(5) 6-3 3-6 6-3

LinkMage
09-03-2008, 01:23 AM
What a fantastic FH Fedmug has! Best FH ever! :o :help: :tape:

Andreev could have taken a 2-0 lead in sets but he blew 7 BPs in the 2nd set. He also had a lot of BPs in the 5th with Fedmug serving at 4-2.


BTW, Igor's FH was amazing! :worship:


Some stats:
Fedmug Andreev
Winners: 67 54
UEs: 60 42
BP conversion: 3/7 2/15

miura
09-03-2008, 01:23 AM
Phew! :P

scoobs
09-03-2008, 01:23 AM
Never in doubt ;)

Bernard Black
09-03-2008, 01:24 AM
Lucky Federer.

I'll be tired for work tomorrow, but this was definitely worth staying up for. Great match!

GuiroNl
09-03-2008, 01:24 AM
2/15 BP conversion by Andreev, DAVAI!

Forehander
09-03-2008, 01:24 AM
lol never in doubt.

Nollie
09-03-2008, 01:24 AM
Easy.

finishingmove
09-03-2008, 01:24 AM
this federror is much more interesting than robo-fed. :lol:

too bad andreev couldnt quite clinch this. QF would've been nice for him.

but credit to federror, the spartan :lol:

ClaudiuS
09-03-2008, 01:24 AM
what a disgrace Federer. He's celebrating his wins more now than before :o :help:

Thanos
09-03-2008, 01:25 AM
damn you igor you choker!!!:mad:

Jaz
09-03-2008, 01:25 AM
High drama, UE's so high. Fed has issues, but atleast he won.

Fed Express
09-03-2008, 01:25 AM
No great tennis, well at least from Federer because Andreev played way better then he normaly plays (except on BP's phew), but really exciting!

Rogieva
09-03-2008, 01:25 AM
Great match!

Igor sucked on BPs tho!

EnriqueIG8
09-03-2008, 01:26 AM
Wow 60 unforced error's from Fed but that doesn't matter now he reaches QF again against Muller. Well I love how pumped this Fed is, he definitely shows more passion for the game now :worship:

The Freak
09-03-2008, 01:26 AM
Congrats Roger, I thought Igor would win this one.

out_here_grindin
09-03-2008, 01:26 AM
Watch out for Muller!!

Bernard Black
09-03-2008, 01:26 AM
2/15 break point conversion for Andreev and 60 unforced errors from Federer. Not stats either player will enjoying seeing.

Fed Express
09-03-2008, 01:26 AM
Great to see Federers reactions! He really wanted to win!

habibko
09-03-2008, 01:26 AM
winners to UE of Roger were 67/60 which isn't very good compared to Andreev's 54/42, Andreev was surely on fire and solid enough to give Roger a great fight, loved Roger's Final Roar at the end :worship:

l_mac
09-03-2008, 01:27 AM
Poor Andreev. His bp conversion was Feder-esque.

Good fight from Rogi. But he will be exhausted for his next match. He put a lot of emotion into that one.

Or Levy
09-03-2008, 01:27 AM
That was all confidence, I've seen nothing wrong with him physically. When he played well, he was terrific.

ChinoRios4Ever
09-03-2008, 01:28 AM
good fight, but Igor missed many chances

WF4EVER
09-03-2008, 01:28 AM
The best part of that match was Rogi's reaction at the end of it.

This boy has major issues. He wants to do things right but it just doesn't seem to be working for him. I love his attitude, tho, he's not getting down on himself and he's pumped up when he wins important points.

Good luck, Rogi.

elessar
09-03-2008, 01:28 AM
Embarassing display, on par with this year's hard court form :o

He's gonna lose to Muller now.

dj_mercury
09-03-2008, 01:28 AM
Andreev in the second set was insane (just check his stats) and Roger showed really an huge heart to stay in the match and not panic while saving so many bps. It would have been really tough had he gone down to a 0-2 set situation. He played great then till the game where he was broken in the fourth set, he let himself easely bother by the number of times Andreev hit the net and won the point and was also arguing with the ref. Should have closed earlier in the fift.

rofe
09-03-2008, 01:28 AM
Oh, I see - so Novak fights for his win and Roger barely survives.

Roger should get some confidence in his grinding abilities from this match. He really needs that.

scoobs
09-03-2008, 01:29 AM
Maybe Roger winning a match where he played like crap will help him - every other time he's had one of these matches lately he's gone on to lose it.

platinum
09-03-2008, 01:29 AM
fedmug is lucky that he has had his usual "strawberry shortcake" draw @ the USO with a bunch of useless mugs like M. Gonzalez, Alves, Shitpanek, Andreev and next in line mug Muller :o All sorts of mugs.


The "strawberry shortcake" draw ends in the SF.



Federer will NOT win the USO. :wavey:

Flibbertigibbet
09-03-2008, 01:29 AM
He may get lucky enough to scrape by Muller, but Roddick or Djokovic will humiliate him, even with their current forms not being at the highest.

swebright
09-03-2008, 01:30 AM
Just watch the last point. grrrrrrrrr.
No comment. Winning ugly or what.

Corey Feldman
09-03-2008, 01:30 AM
He's made QF which IMO, for him, is a superb result.

usually he wins 3 rounds on HC then is out.. but today he squeeked it out

0.00000000001% of progress for the future

holagirl56
09-03-2008, 01:30 AM
Oh, I see - so Novak fights for his win and Roger barely survives.

Roger should get some confidence in his grinding abilities from this match. He really needs that.

Nadal's win was also clearly a strong showing of Spartan tennis...:rolleyes:

Whatever, a win is a win, and form doesn't necessarily carry over from match to match. Muller will probably be a little fatigued too, so here's to hoping that Roger will take advantage and play some decent tennis.

JimmyV
09-03-2008, 01:30 AM
Entertaining match.

Gnomey
09-03-2008, 01:31 AM
High drama, UE's so high. Fed has issues, but atleast he won.

You don't say? :lol: He was so up and down in this match...
But it's such a relief to see him win even on such an off day.

That's why I wasn't confident about this match even after te demolition of Stepanek.

But once again, PHEW.

RogerFan82
09-03-2008, 01:31 AM
Spartan Rog !!!! 3 more wins for slam no: 13.

oliviasmith
09-03-2008, 01:31 AM
what a match! all those unforced errors :eek:

guga2120
09-03-2008, 01:31 AM
Good fight from Roger.

Too bad he has such a great player in the next round.;) Easy draw, as always.

Fed Express
09-03-2008, 01:31 AM
fedmug is lucky that he has had his usual "strawberry shortcake" draw @ the USO with a bunch of useless mugs like Machado, Alves, Shitpanek, Andreev and next in line mug Muller :o All sorts of mugs.


The "strawberry shortcake" draw ends in the SF.



Federer will NOT win the USO. :wavey:
Haha.

Phau
DeHeart
Troicki
Querrey
Fish

Sunset of Age
09-03-2008, 01:33 AM
Horrible. Truly Horrible. Andreev deserved to win that second set... :tape: :tape: :tape:

sheeter
09-03-2008, 01:33 AM
I was impressed by Andreev. He was just ripping his forehands and hit some nice slices too.

l_mac
09-03-2008, 01:34 AM
Maybe Roger winning a match where he played like crap will help him - every other time he's had one of these matches lately he's gone on to lose it.

Ginepri in Cinci.

ClaudiuS
09-03-2008, 01:35 AM
Muller will own Federer's ass for sure.

EnriqueIG8
09-03-2008, 01:35 AM
In the first 2 sets Andreev only hitted 15 unforced errors and about 35 winners, same like Murray did yesterday but Roger still kept his head up and fought for this win.
True Champ! Give this Roger some credit, if Rafa does it or even Nole everybody is like; wow what a fighter/spartan or whatever so give Roger some respect too please even though he didn't play great!

Steelq
09-03-2008, 01:35 AM
Wow Andreev what a forehand:eek:.Maybe the best on tour when its on.

martinatreue
09-03-2008, 01:36 AM
well of course the ue's need to be cleaned up but what matters is that when fed needed it he showed he is "still the one" and that he can produce incredible shots when necessary. The backhand was so solid and so versatile, the net play was CLUTCH and the serve was there when he needed it. A man who had mono but who can still play like this is truly amazing!

scoobs
09-03-2008, 01:36 AM
Ginepri in Cinci.
True.

He's DOOMED, DOOMED I tell ye.

HNCS
09-03-2008, 01:36 AM
Roger pulls through. which is in fact good news. This year, Roger plays bad and he loses. But here, he plays bad but pulls through. In a way does your confidence good.

Win all of the way Rog.

HeretiC
09-03-2008, 01:36 AM
Djokovic haters with busted hopes that he could have lost in a fifth, in a half hour Federer haters will be disappointed that he did not loose in fifth, I hope tomorrow Nadal will escape losing in five sets, so all the haters of MTF will unite in their misery. Fun times, isn't it? :p

:haha:

swebright
09-03-2008, 01:38 AM
But love Roger's reaction at last point. I think he's just happy every match he wins. Mild mono or full-fledged mono, it always drain your physical and mental fitness.

HNCS
09-03-2008, 01:38 AM
Wow Andreev what a forehand:eek:.Maybe the best on tour when its on.

i didn't see the whole match, but the Andreev forehand definitely stood out. It was a pleasure to see.

Andi-M
09-03-2008, 01:39 AM
Andreev really was the better player and should have won, but he ran scared on BPs instead of going for it with real conviction.

I dont know what this means Fed will get cofidence from this type of performance, but cant be feeling to clever about his game right now.

Him and Nole dont look right...who knows Roddick or Gonzo could be suprise finalist from this half.

dj_mercury
09-03-2008, 01:40 AM
Everyone would have lost the second set to Andreev today, name me one single player in this tournament that would have won a set against someone that hit 18 winners and made just 3 UE, with 67% of first serves in. Federer as usual was up and down, but he would have not won this one if he would have been really that shit as it seems from the comments here. Y, to his usual standards he is obviously far away, but is this still so surprising on MTF after 9 months of sufference?!

Vida
09-03-2008, 01:41 AM
obviously, haters' opinion rarely stands.

what a hook by Andreev, eh? they even played kakaljin, kakaljin.... so cheesy.

im thinking whats bugging fed is impatience. wants to finish asap, like he's late for something...

nice match.

Gnomey
09-03-2008, 01:42 AM
Dammit, I missed the reaction at the end. :(

Eden
09-03-2008, 01:42 AM
Congrats for coming through Roger and credit to Andreev for his performance and great run at the tournament :)

Right now a win is all that matters and in the end noone will ask how it came along.

Vida
09-03-2008, 01:42 AM
Andreev really was the better player and should have won, but he ran scared on BPs instead of going for it with real conviction.

I dont know what this means Fed will get cofidence from this type of performance, but cant be feeling to clever about his game right now.

Him and Nole dont look right...who knows Roddick or Gonzo could be suprise finalist from this half.

this might very well become battle of the two andys

Acer
09-03-2008, 01:43 AM
At one point it looked like Federer was playing against Nadal so much Andreev's forehand was causing him trouble. That lucky net corde Andreev got in the 4th set cost Federer the set.

RogerFan82
09-03-2008, 01:43 AM
fedmug is lucky that he has had his usual "strawberry shortcake" draw @ the USO with a bunch of useless mugs like M. Gonzalez, Alves, Shitpanek, Andreev and next in line mug Muller :o All sorts of mugs.


The "strawberry shortcake" draw ends in the SF.



Federer will NOT win the USO. :wavey:

You are the biggest troll on MTF, with your constant attack on Fed, much worse than KitinovRules or others.

HNCS
09-03-2008, 01:43 AM
Dammit, I missed the reaction at the end. :(

thanks to mark at rf.com:

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p62/markeyesworld/rogandreevusphew.gif

:)

platinum
09-03-2008, 01:44 AM
Good fight from Roger.

Too bad he has such a great player in the next round.;) Easy draw, as always.Yeah. Fed is always getting these starwberry shortcake draws. It is ludicrous :haha:

Sunset of Age
09-03-2008, 01:45 AM
Congrats for coming through Roger and credit to Andreev for his performance and great run at the tournament :)

Right now a win is all that matters and in the end noone will ask how it came along.

True. :worship:

Still - this match was UTTER CRAP. Barf-worthy.

dylan24
09-03-2008, 01:46 AM
ivan drago ran out of steam in 5th set

Gnomey
09-03-2008, 01:46 AM
thanks to mark at rf.com:

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p62/markeyesworld/rogandreevusphew.gif

:)

Thanks HNCS. :D
Incredible...Look at that guy. Federer ain't retiring anytime soon.

leng jai
09-03-2008, 01:47 AM
:haha:

Loses the effect when you have to quote yourself.

out_here_grindin
09-03-2008, 01:47 AM
Jesus, do you guys expect instant classics every match?

scoobs
09-03-2008, 01:47 AM
Roger is clearly demotivated :)

schorsch
09-03-2008, 01:47 AM
:spit: federer says he didnt play bad, but actually good and it was due to the difference of playing at day and night and igor's good play only. also he loves fivesetters so much, you know. :spit:

Sunset of Age
09-03-2008, 01:49 AM
Yeah. Fed is always getting these starwberry shortcake draws. It is ludicrous :haha:

yeah, fantastic. Next up are Davidenko and Djokovic. Easy job I ensure you.
:retard:

HNCS
09-03-2008, 01:49 AM
a better version, thanks again to mark from rf.com:
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p62/markeyesworld/rogandreevusphew3.gif

leng jai
09-03-2008, 01:49 AM
yeah, fantastic. Next up are Davidenko and Djokovic. Easy job I ensure you.
:retard:

Its Muller next sweetie.

scoobs
09-03-2008, 01:50 AM
yeah, fantastic. Next up are Davidenko and Djokovic. Easy job I ensure you.
:retard:
Kolya lost, hun

Parallel universe strikes again

Caralimon
09-03-2008, 01:51 AM
Very good match, highly entertaining.

Pfloyd
09-03-2008, 01:51 AM
Rollercoaster Federer.

I knew it was too soon to pronounce him as being "back".

Still it was good to see him happy. But unless I see at least 2 good games in a row from Fed any good top 40 player can beat him on a good day.

I don't understand how his backhand is all of a sudden more reliable than his forehand. Unreal.

Anyway, good win Fed. :yeah:

schorsch
09-03-2008, 01:51 AM
at one bp at 42 in the fifth igor tried to lob federer and federer shouted : GO OUT !!! :spit:
unfortunately it did...

Sunset of Age
09-03-2008, 01:51 AM
Its Muller next sweetie.

Kolya lost, hun

Parallel universe strikes again

Ah yes. I already wondered where my vCash had gone... :lol:....

Me = :silly:

~Maya~
09-03-2008, 01:52 AM
You are the biggest troll on MTF, with your constant attack on Fed, much worse than KitinovRules or others.

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=7582765#post7582765

MIMIC
09-03-2008, 01:53 AM
Thanks HNCS. :D
Incredible...Look at that guy. Federer ain't retiring anytime soon.

Probably because Nike won't let him :)

LleytonMonfils
09-03-2008, 01:53 AM
Well I hit my parlay. Djokovic, Federer, Muller got to like that.

Federer's forehand was god awful, but he was clutch as usual against BP's. You also have to commend the fact that Roger switched up his game and started to come to net more and more. He knew his ground strokes were complete crap tonight and he made a good adjustment.

Andreev's forehand is pretty ridiculous at times. He just whips through it with so much power.

Also Becker made a good point in the booth Federer has seem to lost a half a step on his foot work and he is caught off balance more than any of us are used to seeing.

raven gypsy
09-03-2008, 01:53 AM
this federror is much more interesting than robo-fed. :lol:


:

. He's celebrating his wins more now than before :o :help:

. Well I love how pumped this Fed is, he definitely shows more passion for the game now :worship:

He always has been emotional, he just doesn't always show it. I like him being honest about how much it means to him.

As for this match, a W is a W.
But, the Trivalry has sucked this tournament. What are the odds on Muller to win this thing? :cool:

Good job, Igor.
Go Roger.

stebs
09-03-2008, 01:55 AM
Andreev was good today, the forehand was just so reliable and so heavy, he gave Federer a real scare. Federer wasn't terrible but he wasn't playing at a slam winning level. That said, he won the match which is the important thing.

Deivid23
09-03-2008, 01:55 AM
Impressive win for the #2

madmanfool
09-03-2008, 01:57 AM
I don't know what you all think you saw, but I've seen a fantastic match. Andreev played out of his mind, his serve and forehand were smoking

RogerFan82
09-03-2008, 01:58 AM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=7582765#post7582765

Can you show me more posts, where I'm attacking Rafa ? That statement was a fact. Querrey is a limited player, who should never have more winners than Rafa. The fact was that rafa was outplayed in most of the rallies in the 2nd and early part of the 3rd set.

Almost every post of Platinum in Fed's match threads is an attack. I seldom post on nadal match threads.

platinum
09-03-2008, 01:59 AM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=7582765#post7582765

:spit: :haha:

bad gambler
09-03-2008, 01:59 AM
Solid performance by Federer today but he needs to cut down on those UE's. However must give credit to Andreev as his forehand was superb.

finishingmove
09-03-2008, 01:59 AM
at one bp at 42 in the fifth igor tried to lob federer and federer shouted : GO OUT !!! :spit:
unfortunately it did...

i lol'd when i saw that

~Maya~
09-03-2008, 02:01 AM
Very exciting match. When it went into the 5 th set, I knew Fed would win it. He played very good when it was most important.

fast_clay
09-03-2008, 02:03 AM
everytime andreev was able to switch play to fed's backhand it was game over...

only andreev's muggy start to the 5th set won the match for federer...

Boarder35m
09-03-2008, 02:03 AM
Did I get it right that Andreev was kind of smiling at the handshake?

I have to say that large parts of this match were boring to watch as one service point came after the other, but at the same time it is really very very hard to keep up that level of good serve throughout the match. :worship: to both players, especially to Federer

I prefer long rallyes with changing advantages through those rallyes and I guess that the audience was feeling the same. In the first 2 sets there was not much applause or other reaction from the audience. At the end of the set it got very tight and thrilling and the people seemed to wake up.

Congrats to Federer that he managed to win this match and als congrats to Anrdeev for keeping it so close

moon language
09-03-2008, 02:04 AM
Jeez all the top 3 played poorly in this round.

luie
09-03-2008, 02:05 AM
Great fight fed,,good to see you are still mentally able to handle the pressure.
Usually After a performance like this I would say you cannot win the slam . BUT since up till the QF no one has made their presence felt its still anybody's slam. Thank god it's not davy next.

fast_clay
09-03-2008, 02:05 AM
You also have to commend the fact that Roger switched up his game and started to come to net more and more. He knew his ground strokes were complete crap tonight and he made a good adjustment.


i agree with this call... very decent veteran's play from federer...

MrChopin
09-03-2008, 02:11 AM
Ginepri in Cinci.

:o

***

For anyone else but Fed, this would be a good result, especially with as big as Andreev was hitting. Andreev's returns were landing feet from the baseline and his serve was big throughout. His FH doesn't need any further comment.

As for The King, Fed's movement was pretty bad tonight, even getting set for shots that were within arms reach. Perhaps his reaction/hand-eye is getting worse with age. Still, it shows how complete his technique is that he can generate winners on his cc FH when he's midway in the air and just arming it over, no legs involved. What is further amazing is that Fed's game is still there; when he had time to get set, Fed hit some monster FH exiting the court around the service line. The problem was that Fed was catching up to everything tonight and couldn't get a penetrating FH.

Ultimately, this USO means little for Fed's future. Anything that happens here is gravy for him, after which he'll get a nice break to iron things out. We'll learn about Fed's future around the turn of the year.

tealeaves
09-03-2008, 02:14 AM
Fedex phew...
Muller would be easy.

Zolka
09-03-2008, 02:18 AM
What a match. I really don't know what's next, it's a roller coaster. But hey, Roger is still want it, and that's the most important thing for us, his loyal fans. :) Guys, some of you are really knows a thing or two about tennis, please tell me, how is it possible that Roger's serve is so good this year (maybe better then ever), while other parts of his game (forehand, volley, backhand,) are so off from time to time? I just don't get it. I mean, the guy can save so many breakpoints with his serve, it's amazing, even against Rafa, it's not equally hard for a player to keep it together mentally for the serving motion, then stay in a rally? Anyway, it was an amazing match, i'm glad i saw it. Allez!

Lillith
09-03-2008, 02:19 AM
Sometimes this site is just irritating as hell. Andreev played amazing, Federer played well even though not brilliant, and you people are complaining. That's one thing that really is never in doubt.

Warrior
09-03-2008, 02:24 AM
Muller plays more inspiring tennis than Federer. Don't be surprised if he wins against Fed.

Lillith
09-03-2008, 02:27 AM
fedmug is lucky that he has had his usual "strawberry shortcake" draw @ the USO with a bunch of useless mugs like M. Gonzalez, Alves, Shitpanek, Andreev and next in line mug Muller :o All sorts of mugs.


The "strawberry shortcake" draw ends in the SF.



Federer will NOT win the USO. :wavey:



Sarcasm, right? Sometimes it's hard to tell online, but I can't imagine this post being a serious one coming from a fan of the male equivalent to Sharapova when it comes to US Open draws.

freeandlonely
09-03-2008, 02:28 AM
Love the roars.

littleash
09-03-2008, 03:30 AM
roger, pls win one G.S this year :o

sawan66278
09-03-2008, 03:39 AM
The speed and effort by Roger to get to the drop shot at 1-0 in the fifth...I haven't seen Roger move like that in years. Kudos to he and his fans for the gutsy effort.:)

SheepleBuster
09-03-2008, 03:51 AM
It's turning out exactly like AO open. Fed had a tough 5 setter. Then beat Blake in 3 tight sets (Muller anyone?) then lost to Djokovic in 3 sets. If Novak makes it we can see the same result.

Mechlan
09-03-2008, 04:10 AM
Didn't watch a point of this, but nice job for coming through, Roger. I don't think anyone (Federer included) knows what to expect from him day to day anymore.

gulzhan
09-03-2008, 04:38 AM
Great game by Andreev :yeah: Now get some rest, Igor, and get ready for Argentina :rocker2:

BigJohn
09-03-2008, 04:44 AM
I just love it when he fights and wins a tought one like today. :)

Mimi
09-03-2008, 05:20 AM
plantinum is just blunt, saying roger has a cakewalk draw an insult? no way he is as worst as kitinovRules, or may be its just that kiti attacked mainly Nole and not fed? :shrug:

You are the biggest troll on MTF, with your constant attack on Fed, much worse than KitinovRules or others.

scarecrows
09-03-2008, 05:59 AM
plantinum is just blunt, saying roger has a cakewalk draw an insult? no way he is as worst as kitinovRules, or may be its just that kiti attacked mainly Nole and not fed? :shrug:

do you only defend GM idiots? I dont think platinum has ever said anything constructive apart from trolling unless you call "Federer will not win X tournament' constructive.

as for the match, I heard Fed haters over the years that one of the reasons they hate him is the lack of emotions on court. Well, now you have 1 reason less :D

HeretiC
09-03-2008, 07:19 AM
Loses the effect when you have to quote yourself.

Not for me. But don't get me wrong, I am totally crashed that it lost the effect for you. ;)

Gnomey
09-03-2008, 07:26 AM
Speaking of emotions, gotta love Roger's reaction after this break (a million deuces later) :D: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wbbuWqCdG0

Mimi
09-03-2008, 07:33 AM
i like to defend those who I think do not deserve that bashing, not all posters write constructive things here and I don't call them idiots, or may be I am just one of the idiots so thats why I loved to defend them, whats more, don't think my post is affecting you, just ignore my posts if you don't like it :shrug:

do you only defend GM idiots? I dont think platinum has ever said anything constructive apart from trolling unless you call "Federer will not win X tournament' constructive.

as for the match, I heard Fed haters over the years that one of the reasons they hate him is the lack of emotions on court. Well, now you have 1 reason less :D

mikkemus23
09-03-2008, 07:35 AM
Too many UEs, and his returuning of serv was mostly crap. Igor should have taken this. But cred to Fed for hanging in there and winning it.
Fed will se more more trouble against Muller if he keeps "returning" like this...

HeretiC
09-03-2008, 07:36 AM
Speaking of emotions it was great to see him showing them. I guess he got positive feedback about that from Beijing, so he decided to continue with it. And now that the pressure of keeping that No 1 spot is off his shoulders he might start enjoying the game again.

Daniel
09-03-2008, 07:59 AM
:yeah:

Roger i am so proud of you :worship:

FedererBulgaria
09-03-2008, 08:04 AM
Ohhh,Fed!;)

FedererBulgaria
09-03-2008, 08:11 AM
Speaking of emotions, gotta love Roger's reaction after this break (a million deuces later) :D: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wbbuWqCdG0

Great!:cool:

Exodus
09-03-2008, 09:02 AM
roger was a lucky fella in the second set for sure. He won't win USO

feuselino
09-03-2008, 09:02 AM
Yeah Roger, Nr. 13 is waiting!

Fedexex
09-03-2008, 09:03 AM
welldone:yeah:but still have to improve a lot:(

Igor:hug:

Beat
09-03-2008, 09:06 AM
:eek: he just doesn't play very well, now does he? :sad: congrats anyway.

Horatio Caine
09-03-2008, 09:07 AM
Fed :help:

He won, which is the important thing...sorta.

zeleni
09-03-2008, 09:09 AM
Roger isn't in his old form still, but he fought and won.

Also Igor was very motivated and played some great tennis.

Great match. Kudos to both players. :)

Action Jackson
09-03-2008, 09:10 AM
Fed :help:

He won, which is the important thing...sorta.

Is there a W next to Federer's name in this match? Yes, therefore job done.

Andreev's poor conversion of break points and the fact he has the hands of a slaughterman at the net didn't help him. trying a drosphot break point down at 0-1 in the 5th, well he got punished. and deservedly so.

Hagar
09-03-2008, 09:14 AM
Lucky Federer.

I'll be tired for work tomorrow, but this was definitely worth staying up for. Great match!

Here another one who is sitting in the office with very small eyes. Thanks god he won, I would have hated to stay up to see him lose.
Federer was a mix of stupid errors and great shots. How on earth did he manage to lose that fourth set... It was nice to hear him ROAR from time to time. :devil:

zeleni
09-03-2008, 09:16 AM
Roger served great on break points, too. True champion - the best in the most important points.

tennis2tennis
09-03-2008, 09:48 AM
60 uE by the FED, why's he making difficult for himself?

The_Nadal_effect
09-03-2008, 09:54 AM
Embarassing display, on par with this year's hard court form :o

He's gonna lose to Muller now.

If he does lose to Muller, that will be the first time he was ousted before the semis in a slam...since Wimbly 04, I suppose.

Will Muller be too tired or inspired for another long match, that remains to be seen.

zeleni
09-03-2008, 10:00 AM
60 uE by the FED, why's he making difficult for himself?
You sound like someone who never watched his matches.
That is the way he plays. Federer wants his shots to decide who wins point. He takes risk and therefore makes UEs sometimes, and this was five sets match.

If he was in form he would certainly make less UEs. Also don't forget that Andreev played great match too.

A_Skywalker
09-03-2008, 10:15 AM
Roger will beat Muller 3-0
No chance for Muller.

Andreev was terrible on bps. If he got one more break he would have won, but thats only "if". Congrats to Roger, I am sure he will also beat Roddick or Djokovic.

Burrow
09-03-2008, 10:56 AM
What a fantastic FH Fedmug has! Best FH ever! :o :help: :tape:

Andreev could have taken a 2-0 lead in sets but he blew 7 BPs in the 2nd set. He also had a lot of BPs in the 5th with Fedmug serving at 4-2.


BTW, Igor's FH was amazing! :worship:


Some stats:
Fedmug Andreev
Winners: 67 54
UEs: 60 42
BP conversion: 3/7 2/15

So Federers was awful and Andreevs was amazing but yet Federer still won.

Stop insulting the guy, he's not playing his best but he is still winning a lot of matches.

Burrow
09-03-2008, 10:57 AM
If he does lose to Muller, that will be the first time he was ousted before the semis in a slam...since Wimbly 04, I suppose.

Will Muller be too tired or inspired for another long match, that remains to be seen.

Uh...Federer won Wimbledon 2004, it would be the first time since the French Open 2004.

Ceri
09-03-2008, 11:02 AM
Andreev's powerful racquet has a lot to do with that powerful forehand. Well done Fed for putting him out of the tournament! Good luck in next round.

HarryMan
09-03-2008, 11:12 AM
Well done Roger, it was so nice to see him so emotional during the match and also once he won the match. Thats how much he cherishes these matches and tournaments even if he isn't playing as well as he used to do. It also happened at the Olympics this year when he won the gold medal. Thats what this matches mean to him, kuddos for that fighting spirit and congrats on reaching yet another slam quarters, you legend :D

And only one question for Andreev, why doesn't he produce this tennis on the clay courts? He has an excellent game tailor made for the red dirts where he could be a huge force, if he bring this game day in and day out.

MacTheKnife
09-03-2008, 11:42 AM
Andreev was a guy with absolutely nothing to lose, and he played like it. Good win for Federer, this is a match he would have lost before the Olympics. Maybe they did give him a bit more motivation and confidence. Really liked seeing the attacking moves in the 5th. That made the difference.

scoobs
09-03-2008, 11:59 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3166/2823957933_292729f7f9_o.jpg

drf716
09-03-2008, 12:23 PM
2/15 BP conversion by Andreev, DAVAI!

darn but didn't expect to last 5 sets

Neely
09-03-2008, 03:06 PM
Very interesting match, Federer hat a lot of unforced errors until the end of the 2nd set. But in the tiebreak he played better and really forced the 2nd set win.

To my surprise, Andreev played great for longer time than I had expected him to play. I thought after the 2nd set: okay, now Federer has it. I thought after third set: the 4th is going to be really fast. I thought after Federer broke in the 5th set: okay, that's it really now, and didn't expect Andreev to come as close as he did to break back again.

everytime andreev was able to switch play to fed's backhand it was game over...
Exactly, hardly that you can remember that Federer could get out of these kind of rallies and finish them with a point.

Deivid23
09-03-2008, 03:07 PM
To my surprise, Andreev played great for longer time than I had expected him to play.

Igor is playing the best tennis of his life these days, and surely the best he will ever play

HeretiC
09-03-2008, 08:30 PM
And only one question for Andreev, why doesn't he produce this tennis on the clay courts? He has an excellent game tailor made for the red dirts where he could be a huge force, if he bring this game day in and day out.

What are you talking about ? He does have his best results on clay, from 3 titles 2 are on clay and from 6 times being a runner up 5 were on clay. Also his best result in slams is in Roland Garros - QF.

Merton
09-03-2008, 08:40 PM
Excellent match for Igor, just hoping he can carry this form for the clay court season 2009.

Roger lacks explosiveness in the forehand side and the backhand has deteriorated a lot, here Igor was able to run around his backhand and hit forehands to Roger's backhand. He was also angaging in forehand to forehand exchanges from the baseline. That would not happen on this type of court back in 2005-2006.

Vida
09-03-2008, 08:56 PM
Andreevs forehand is a thing of beauty. And on hard court it can get nasty all the way. He was motivated against Federer and really played fantastic on occasion. Less weight than Nadals shot but very devastating never the less.

biological
09-03-2008, 10:02 PM
Well done Roger, allez!

Jogy
09-04-2008, 01:32 AM
Rogi!! :inlove: you're the greatest to beat Andreev in five sets, we love you #2 :woohoo:

hilarious if that is the new standard for him to cheer on himself like he won French Open :lol:

and no surprise what a jerk he was again in the match, so rude :rolleyes:
"hey I say challenge"

yes, you swiss ****, we hear you, little hypricrite!
First whine about the line call system and now you can't use it quick enough :cuckoo: :retard:

Deivid23
09-04-2008, 01:37 AM
Rogi!! :inlove: you're the greatest to beat Andreev in five sets, we love you #2 :woohoo:

hilarious if that is the new standard for him to cheer on himself like he won French Open :lol:

and no surprise what a jerk he was again in the match, so rude :rolleyes:
"hey I say challenge"

yes, you swiss ****, we hear you, little hypricrite!
First whine about the line call system and now you can't use it quick enough :cuckoo: :retard:

Jogy on fire :haha:

calvinhobbes
09-04-2008, 01:37 AM
Igor is a very sound player. Solid rock. Roger is fragile. Just like a diamond . . . . .:):):)

Jaap
09-04-2008, 01:38 AM
Rogi!! :inlove: you're the greatest to beat Andreev in five sets, we love you #2 :woohoo:

hilarious if that is the new standard for him to cheer on himself like he won French Open :lol:

and no surprise what a jerk he was again in the match, so rude :rolleyes:
"hey I say challenge"

yes, you swiss ****, we hear you, little hypricrite!
First whine about the line call system and now you can't use it quick enough :cuckoo: :retard:

:lol:

groundstroke
09-04-2008, 06:15 PM
Federer's backhand and serve saved him today. His net game was decent but his FOREHAND was shit today, his BH volley is as good as ever.

groundstroke
09-04-2008, 06:17 PM
Rogi!! :inlove: you're the greatest to beat Andreev in five sets, we love you #2 :woohoo:

hilarious if that is the new standard for him to cheer on himself like he won French Open :lol:

and no surprise what a jerk he was again in the match, so rude :rolleyes:
"hey I say challenge"

yes, you swiss ****, we hear you, little hypricrite!
First whine about the line call system and now you can't use it quick enough :cuckoo: :retard:
At least Federer never does that ridiculous fist pump, act like he's about to kill someone and have a ass that needs picking?

Vida
09-04-2008, 06:27 PM
At least Federer never does that ridiculous fist pump, act like he's about to kill someone and have a ass that needs picking?

no, but than again he rarely resembles anything else than a tennis playing non-emotional corpse.

alfonsojose
09-18-2008, 02:00 AM
fedmug is lucky that he has had his usual "strawberry shortcake" draw @ the USO with a bunch of useless mugs like M. Gonzalez, Alves, Shitpanek, Andreev and next in line mug Muller :o All sorts of mugs.


The "strawberry shortcake" draw ends in the SF.



Federer will NOT win the USO. :wavey:

Embarassing display, on par with this year's hard court form :o

He's gonna lose to Muller now.

He may get lucky enough to scrape by Muller, but Roddick or Djokovic will humiliate him, even with their current forms not being at the highest.

He's made QF which IMO, for him, is a superb result.

usually he wins 3 rounds on HC then is out.. but today he squeeked it out

0.00000000001% of progress for the future

roger was a lucky fella in the second set for sure. He won't win USO

:lol:

RogerFan82
09-18-2008, 04:46 AM
Nice bump.

ballbasher101
09-18-2008, 06:06 AM
Nice bump.

Well said, some people thought he was going to lose to Muller and possibly Roddick :haha::haha:

freestyler
09-18-2008, 01:37 PM
:haha::haha:

RagingLamb
09-18-2008, 03:27 PM
those were fairly reasonable predictions based on Fed's performance against Andreev.

BigJohn
09-18-2008, 03:39 PM
those were fairly reasonable predictions based on Fed's performance against Andreev.

... and yet all, and that includes some pretty categoric proclamations, turned our 100% wrong. :)

Bernard Black
09-18-2008, 03:50 PM
The Knee-jerk Reaction Committee gains new members by the day.

RagingLamb
09-18-2008, 03:56 PM
... and yet all, and that includes some pretty categoric proclamations, turned our 100% wrong. :)


yes they did. but you can't blame the people in this thread for getting it wrong.

bokehlicious
09-18-2008, 04:04 PM
yes they did. but you can't blame the people in this thread for getting it wrong.

Yes we can. Bashers would have done the exact same and laugh at Fed fans had the guy failed to win the title... The did that all year and I don't remember you "defending" Fed fans :shrug: :o

BigJohn
09-18-2008, 04:05 PM
I'm not blaming, it is just an observation. No matter what the situation was, dismissing so bluntly the 4 times defending champ could only be seen as a little foolish.

RagingLamb
09-18-2008, 04:15 PM
Yes we can. Bashers would have done the exact same and laugh at Fed fans had the guy failed to win the title... The did that all year and I don't remember you "defending" Fed fans :shrug: :o


I'm not defending any fans. All I'm saying is that based on how he played against Andreev, it wasn't unreasonable to think he would have not faired to well in the subsequent rounds.

RagingLamb
09-18-2008, 04:18 PM
I'm not blaming, it is just an observation. No matter what the situation was, dismissing so bluntly the 4 times defending champ could only be seen as a little foolish.

I disagree with you there. A player's more recent performance on a particular surface is in my opinion a better predictor of how they'll do on that surface than their more distant record.

bokehlicious
09-18-2008, 04:19 PM
I'm not defending any fans. All I'm saying is that based on how he played against Andreev, it wasn't unreasonable to think he would have not faired to well in the subsequent rounds.

It was not exactly the first time Fed played average/crap in some first rounds of a slam and still managed to win the whole thing :shrug: that was just wishful thinking from haters.

Johnny Groove
09-18-2008, 04:19 PM
After Fed went to 5 sets vs. Andreev it was OBVIOUS he would romp through the rest of the draw :rolleyes:

bokehlicious
09-18-2008, 04:20 PM
After Fed went to 5 sets vs. Andreev it was OBVIOUS he would romp through the rest of the draw :rolleyes:

You're right that was far more OBVIOUS he'd get roasted by Mueller :rolleyes: :)

RagingLamb
09-18-2008, 04:22 PM
It was not exactly the first time Fed played average/crap in some first rounds of a slam and still managed to win the whole thing :shrug: that was just wishful thinking from haters.


has that been the rule rather than the exception?

bokehlicious
09-18-2008, 04:25 PM
has that been the rule rather than the exception?

When was the last time Fed fell before the semis to some average player in a slam? That's happening all the time, right :rolleyes:

ballbasher101
09-18-2008, 04:29 PM
I disagree with you there. A player's more recent performance on a particular surface is in my opinion a better predictor of how they'll do on that surface than their more distant record.

Federer is a different animal he can't be compared to the other players as he has the ability to raise his game when he pleases. So to the haters out there let this be a lesson, never ever underestimate the Swiss maestro.

groundstroke
09-18-2008, 04:30 PM
You have to give it to the haters.

BigJohn
09-18-2008, 04:31 PM
I disagree with you there. A player's more recent performance on a particular surface is in my opinion a better predictor of how they'll do on that surface than their more distant record.

Let's agree to disagree then. We are not really talking a "a player" here. We are talking about Federer, who is someone special during slams. I think you need to take that into consideration.

Johnny Groove
09-18-2008, 05:00 PM
You're right that was far more OBVIOUS he'd get roasted by Mueller :rolleyes: :)

I never said he'd get roasted by Muller :rolleyes:

After he took 5 sets to beat Andreev, it would be clear thinking that he MIGHT struggle against possibly Muller who was on a dream run or Djokovic who beat him in the last HC slam.

All you Fedtards that supposedly never lost faith and are now laughing at anyone that dared think that the mighty Fed might lose in a slam to anyone not named Nadal are more pathetic than ever. :rolleyes:

Commander Data
09-18-2008, 05:15 PM
Federer is a different animal he can't be compared to the other players as he has the ability to raise his game when he pleases. So to the haters out there let this be a lesson, never ever underestimate the Swiss maestro.

Amen.

BigJohn
09-18-2008, 06:08 PM
All you Fedtards that supposedly never lost faith and are now laughing at anyone that dared think that the mighty Fed might lose in a slam to anyone not named Nadal are more pathetic than ever. :rolleyes:

That is the Nadal paradox: humble, full of class, great attitude, yet some of his fans are pretty much the opposite.
(does not apply to DhammaTiger and the likes of course)

Chiseller
09-18-2008, 06:33 PM
After he took 5 sets to beat Andreev, it would be clear thinking that he MIGHT struggle against possibly Muller who was on a dream run or Djokovic who beat him in the last HC slam.

There is always a danger that a player MIGHT struggle against an opponent. Though, if you take into account how Andreev played and the way Federer fought back, you could've seen it comming. It was not obvious but rather likely than unlikely.


All you Fedtards that supposedly never lost faith and are now laughing at anyone that dared think that the mighty Fed might lose in a slam to anyone not named Nadal are more pathetic than ever. :rolleyes:


After Muller, it was crystal clear he would win the whole thing, at least for me. :lol:

Corey Feldman
09-18-2008, 07:46 PM
WTF was my quote put there

alfonsojose clown

groundstroke
09-18-2008, 08:05 PM
Always good to see Nadal or Djokovic winning a Grand Slam but the GOAT is truly winning what he deserves - 5th straight US Open title.

alfonsojose
09-18-2008, 10:45 PM
WTF was my quote put there

alfonsojose clown

:kiss: i want a top 16 seed :angel: