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Federer def. Muller 7-6 6-4 7-6

Rogieva
09-04-2008, 09:30 PM
Alllezzzz!!!

42 winner to 19 UE

Keep it up Rog

Black Adam
09-04-2008, 09:31 PM
Roger was very motivated in the tiebreak with a lot of Loud C'mooooooooons!!

It's quite funny to see him skipping around like a kid. :lol: Maybe teh Olympics did help him get some of his Mojo back. We will have to see how he performs against the Andy's, Nadal and Djokovic.

It was strong and dramatic run by Muller who will jump from 130's to the 60's in the rankings.

Tom Paulman
09-04-2008, 09:31 PM
Gilles :sad:

Smasher
09-04-2008, 09:31 PM
Federer might be playing like sh*t this season, but he surely is a tough competitor when it comes to slams.

Chiseller
09-04-2008, 09:31 PM
COOOOOOOOMMMMMOOOOONNNNEEEEEE!

Clutch play.

SwiSha
09-04-2008, 09:31 PM
GOAT Fed celebrating like a child beating a challenger player

too funny

EnriqueIG8
09-04-2008, 09:32 PM
Horrible bp conversation 1/11

But 42 winners over 19 unforced errors is very good.
Well done Fedmeister :worship:

Black Adam
09-04-2008, 09:32 PM
That's 18 consecutive semi finals in grand slams. RG 2004 was the last major he lost before semis.

miura
09-04-2008, 09:32 PM
Never in doubt. Roddick or Djoker will definately get their ass smacked in the SF.

l_mac
09-04-2008, 09:32 PM
Ubelievable performance.

Except on return

And at net.

And his movement doesn't look great.

Oh, and his challenges. :haha:

He's still my pick to win :rocker2:

Allstar
09-04-2008, 09:34 PM
Awful performance. Tough to get any rhythm against Muller though

Deboogle!.
09-04-2008, 09:34 PM
lux :hug: good effort :)

guga2120
09-04-2008, 09:34 PM
Roger is showing alot of personality.:)

Way to earn his 100th semi with such a brutal draw as always.;)

Jaz
09-04-2008, 09:35 PM
Returns are terrible, but other than that, he's looking good. Good job! I think he will be pleased.

elessar
09-04-2008, 09:35 PM
Considering his hard court season so far a SF is a miracle for him :worship:.
He looked very tired and slow, his 4th round must have been too draining tto expect him to reach the final :sad:
Great effort still Roger :bigclap:

Jaap
09-04-2008, 09:36 PM
Pathetic performance from #2

biological
09-04-2008, 09:36 PM
Allez Roger! :bounce: He is awesome. Some of those shots were classic JesusFed. The challenges provided some lovely comedy as well. :lol: "JUST ONE!"

HeretiC
09-04-2008, 09:38 PM
Amazing couple of weeks for Muller, he was very solid tonight but that is all. He doesn't have a clutch play like Federer does and that was proved crucial in this match. Federer never looked in any danger, even when he was 1:4 in the last TB. But he will need more against Roddick or Djokovic in Sunday.

Bilbo
09-04-2008, 09:38 PM
horrible returns by federer

habibko
09-04-2008, 09:38 PM
18th CONSECUTIVE GRAND SLAM SEMI-FINAL!!!! OH YES :worship:

loved how he went less for the lines therefore reduced the UE count, this is the play that will hand Roger the title :worship:

GO ROG!

scoobs
09-04-2008, 09:41 PM
Well I didn't think it was that bad from Roger - tough to break a guy serve-volleying very well on a fast court, but he got it done in 3 anyway.

Yeah it wasn't a stroll but given the lowered expectations lately, he's still in the event, there's only 5 left now and he's one of them.

I think we'll have 2 intriguing semi-finals to look forward to, whoever comes through the last QF (whenever the semis get played - I gather we could have significant weather problems this weekend)

biological
09-04-2008, 09:42 PM
What a man. C'mon! :worship:

castle007
09-04-2008, 09:42 PM
Never in doubt. :) and nice Winners/UEs ratio. But he has to come to the net more often in the SF

credit to Muller for staying with Federer for three sets.

18 consecutive GSs SFs!!! That is amazing :cool:

Do you guys think anyone else will beat that??

Or Levy
09-04-2008, 09:43 PM
Several of those UFE shoudn't have happened, but he didn't have any crazy misses, very solid play, and his shots were usually there when he called on them.

He sort of lost his mind there at the end of it, luckily he didn't let the horrible challanges distract him - I've never seen him actually run out of them before a breaker before.

GoMullerGo
09-04-2008, 09:43 PM
well done Gilles, now keep going and dont lose every game now for the rest of the season :)

madmax
09-04-2008, 09:43 PM
well I underestimated Muller a bit, didn't think earlier he has balls to take match into two tiebreaks, but yoy got to admit he has huge serve and is kinda clutch...surprisingly low ranked, should be in TOP 40 at least playing this kind of well balanced game. As for Rog, never in doubt, clutch like always when it matters, true champion, cruising to the 13th title

Sjengster
09-04-2008, 09:43 PM
Pretty high-quality stuff actually, just the one break in it and both men had more winners than errors. 1/11 on break points is somewhat misleading, Federer only made 1 error out of those 10 missed chances (the bad slice into the net at 4-4 in the third). And the tiebreaks just came down to a handful of big points, he did well to recover from 3-5 to 7-5 right at the end.

Gnomey
09-04-2008, 09:46 PM
Expected a ton of aces from Muller and that's what we got.
Didn't Davydenko get lke 15 break point chances and only converted 2?

Anyway, congrats to Roger! :D I wasn't going to survive that tiebreak.

dam0dred
09-04-2008, 09:47 PM
Good to see Roger so fired up.

His challenge record has to be the single worst in tennis, male or female. :/

Bremen
09-04-2008, 09:47 PM
Never in doubt. :) and nice Winners/UEs ratio. But he has to come to the net more often in the SF

credit to Muller for staying with Federer for three sets.

18 consecutive GSs SFs!!! That is amazing :cool:

Do you guys think anyone else will beat that??

Probably never.

MrChopin
09-04-2008, 09:48 PM
Error ridden snooze-fest serve-off, yet still a clutch performance from previously-GOAT in muggy conditions. However, remember who he was playing: Muller is unranked! Rafa is still #1 and his aggressive play and tough draw have prepared him to take this title with ease.

Warrior
09-04-2008, 09:50 PM
Not a bad perfomance from Fed. First match he didn't get broken at USO.

habibko
09-04-2008, 09:52 PM
Error ridden snooze-fest serve-off, yet still a clutch performance from previously-GOAT in muggy conditions. However, remember who he was playing: Muller is unranked! Rafa is still #1 and his aggressive play and tough draw have prepared him to take this title with ease.

I know you are being sarcastic but seriously now Fed was even more solid and much better than when he dispatched Stepanek in 3 sets :)

RafaTheBest
09-04-2008, 09:55 PM
Pathetic by Muller. The way Federer played, anyone with any talent would have smoked him. He's going to get destroyed by the Roddick/Djoker winner.

A_Skywalker
09-04-2008, 09:56 PM
Pretty high-quality stuff actually, just the one break in it and both men had more winners than errors. 1/11 on break points is somewhat misleading, Federer only made 1 error out of those 10 missed chances (the bad slice into the net at 4-4 in the third). And the tiebreaks just came down to a handful of big points, he did well to recover from 3-5 to 7-5 right at the end.

Actually all of the match was serves. It wasnt top quality.

tennizen
09-04-2008, 09:57 PM
Error ridden snooze-fest serve-off, yet still a clutch performance from previously-GOAT in muggy conditions. However, remember who he was playing: Muller is unranked! Rafa is still #1 and his aggressive play and tough draw have prepared him to take this title with ease.

previously-GOAT :rolls:

Aurora
09-04-2008, 10:02 PM
Error ridden snooze-fest serve-off, yet still a clutch performance from previously-GOAT in muggy conditions. However, remember who he was playing: Muller is unranked!:scratch: he has ranking points. Guess you mean unseeded.

dusk
09-04-2008, 10:04 PM
Actually all of the match was serves. It wasnt top quality.

It's been unbearably humid in NYC today.

GoMullerGo
09-04-2008, 10:08 PM
Pathetic by Muller. The way Federer played, anyone with any talent would have smoked him. He's going to get destroyed by the Roddick/Djoker winner.

yea right:worship:

MacTheKnife
09-04-2008, 10:10 PM
Good solid performance by Fed. He's stepping it up when he needs to. Serves in the 3rd set TB down 1-4 were unreal.

Acer
09-04-2008, 10:20 PM
Yeah!

BigJohn
09-04-2008, 10:23 PM
2 more to go! :)

jpatatsos
09-04-2008, 10:35 PM
roger federer has broke another record.

that is, making the semi-finals at least in the pAST 18 grand slams

Sjengster
09-04-2008, 10:47 PM
Actually all of the match was serves. It wasnt top quality.

Well, good serving is generally a sign of quality, no?

DhammaTiger
09-04-2008, 11:05 PM
Congratulations to Roger and his fans :dance:

Dupuis2006
09-04-2008, 11:09 PM
:bounce:

rofe
09-04-2008, 11:13 PM
Error ridden snooze-fest serve-off, yet still a clutch performance from previously-GOAT in muggy conditions. However, remember who he was playing: Muller is unranked! Rafa is still #1 and his aggressive play and tough draw have prepared him to take this title with ease.

When you become GOAT in an era of grass, it amounts to nothing. It should be in an era of lions like the one that started in 2008. I agree with the rest of your post though.

elessar
09-04-2008, 11:13 PM
Commentators didn't even mention it :lol:

Probably one of the craziest record Roger holds and clearly one of the most underrented.

MrChopin
09-04-2008, 11:14 PM
I know you are being sarcastic but seriously now Fed was even more solid and much better than when he dispatched Stepanek in 3 sets :)

I am being somewhat sarcastic, but Fed's movement is bad right now. Guys like Stepanek and Muller give Fed targets that don't require a ton of depth or pace to be a winner, and so he can hit those on the run without having to get back into position. It's the lateral sprinters like Andreev and Nadal that will force him to generate his own opportunities, and he wasn't setting them up very well today. He will have to do a better job of this for future rounds.

luie
09-04-2008, 11:31 PM
I am being somewhat sarcastic, but Fed's movement is bad right now. Guys like Stepanek and Muller give Fed targets that don't require a ton of depth or pace to be a winner, and so he can hit those on the run without having to get back into position. It's the lateral sprinters like Andreev and Nadal that will force him to generate his own opportunities, and he wasn't setting them up very well today. He will have to do a better job of this for future rounds.
TRUE but Making them in the "clutch" is important.;) even if its against net rushers or big servers.

dj_mercury
09-04-2008, 11:32 PM
Seems that a couple of MTF posters have only seen Roger play today after last season Masters. It wasn't groundbreaking and the old Fed would have close the third and first set earlier, but from here to call it an horrible performance....

habibko
09-04-2008, 11:36 PM
I can't really tell which would be harder for Nadal to break or for anyone in the future for that matter, breaking the consecutive 237 weeks at #1 or making more than 18 consecutive GS semi-finals, but I believe those two records will stand at the top for many many years to come as historically impossible to break :worship:

Bernard Black
09-04-2008, 11:37 PM
I only saw the first set and a bit before I went to the pub but Federer looked in great nick, even though the scoreline suggested it was close, he never seemed in any danger of falling behind. The backhand looked fantastic too.

Very pleased he came though in straight sets, it gives him a great chance at reaching the final since he'll ether be facing turkey Roddick or a very tired Djokovic in the semis.

SheepleBuster
09-04-2008, 11:39 PM
Nice run for Roger. It had to end somewhere. And it ended tonight. Good luck in 2009 mate.

HarryMan
09-04-2008, 11:48 PM
Great stuff Roger. 18 consecutive slam semi-finals is such a phenomenal record and something that may never get broken :worship:

GlennMirnyi
09-05-2008, 12:06 AM
Pathetic by Muller. The way Federer played, anyone with any talent would have smoked him. He's going to get destroyed by the Roddick/Djoker winner.

:retard:

Actually all of the match was serves. It wasnt top quality.

:retard: x 2.

Well, good serving is generally a sign of quality, no?

To Nadulltards, only moonballing is quality.

fast_clay
09-05-2008, 12:09 AM
everyone is after Borg v Mac '80 thrills here in every match... the comprehension factor round here is about -11...

Forehander
09-05-2008, 12:11 AM
So nice to see Federer getting all emotional winning. He knows now that his level of play have dropped while others have caught up with him. He doesn't take it for granted anymore and is just trying his best to contend and hold on. He's really enjoying his tennis and it's an amazing thing to see. He is quite slow out there now, his speed is nowhere as he use to. Hope he wins this grand slam. Good luck Roger!

tennisfan444
09-05-2008, 12:35 AM
:) Yes!!!!!!!!!! Go King!!!!!!!

Pea
09-05-2008, 01:12 AM
Amazing!

RagingLamb
09-05-2008, 01:15 AM
such consistency

RogerFan82
09-05-2008, 01:34 AM
Come on, Rog you've got to do better on those running forehands. Please change your racquet head size (increase it from 90 to 95) in the offseason. As you get older and become half a step slower, you need a bigger sweet spot on the racquet.
IMHO Agassi was successful in his early 30s, because of his huge racquet head size.

Kolya
09-05-2008, 01:47 AM
Good effort from Muller having played 7 matches.

Deivid23
09-05-2008, 02:48 AM
Unbelievable win for #2

Gnomey
09-05-2008, 04:03 AM
Incredible, especially when you take into account that the closest one to the 18-semifinals streak is 10 by Lendl.

finishingmove
09-05-2008, 04:05 AM
Unbelievable win for #2

this one is good man :haha:

Fedexex
09-05-2008, 05:47 AM
Roger:woohoo:

Burrow
09-05-2008, 05:51 AM
Ubelievable performance.

Except on return

And at net.

And his movement doesn't look great.

Oh, and his challenges. :haha:

He's still my pick to win :rocker2:

fuckin hell get a life for gods sake your so far up nadal's are its unreal and the best of it is the guy doesnt even know you or care about you.

Burrow
09-05-2008, 05:52 AM
Come on, Rog you've got to do better on those running forehands. Please change your racquet head size (increase it from 90 to 95) in the offseason. As you get older and become half a step slower, you need a bigger sweet spot on the racquet.
IMHO Agassi was successful in his early 30s, because of his huge racquet head size.

Wow, you must be from tennis warehouse if you are going on about that, HE DOESN'T NEED TO, why do you think he has been playing with this size for many years, because he likes it, he plays well with it, now shut up.

ChinoRios4Ever
09-05-2008, 05:59 AM
well done Fed, 18 consecutive GS SF is too big :worship:

Gil Mula brilliant run :yeah:

The_Nadal_effect
09-05-2008, 06:02 AM
What the scoreline doesn't show is that Muller actually played very well.

Roger's BAD year continues with 2 slam finals, 2 slam semifinals, and an Olympic Gold. :sad:

groundstroke
09-05-2008, 07:07 AM
Federer wasn't playing very good and he still beat Muller, that's the way he's been playing this whole tournament - bad (except against Stepanek where he was decent) and he's made it to the Semi's... he needs to step it up by 5% to beat Nole.

save ausdecline
09-05-2008, 07:10 AM
I really hope muller can keep the form up in future tournaments. He should expect a string of wildcards in the next couple of weeks (if he needs them). Despite the loss, it has been a great 2 weeks for tennis in Luxembourg.

Beat
09-05-2008, 07:44 AM
that was rather entertaining. muller didn't self-implode as i had expected and rogi played quite well.

Corey Feldman
09-05-2008, 08:11 AM
I still wish he looked a bit more deadly on the big points

Mimi
09-05-2008, 08:18 AM
you are really strange for me, she said Roger is her pick to win, that means she is praising roger, still critise her ? :confused::rolleyes:
fuckin hell get a life for gods sake your so far up nadal's are its unreal and the best of it is the guy doesnt even know you or care about you.

Foxy
09-05-2008, 09:59 AM
Rog had that few UE because Muller didn't let him make a mistake. The same thing had happened in USO2007 against Isner. Don't let the stats confuse you.

TankingTheSet
09-05-2008, 01:02 PM
I really hope muller can keep the form up in future tournaments. He should expect a string of wildcards in the next couple of weeks (if he needs them). Despite the loss, it has been a great 2 weeks for tennis in Luxembourg.

I hope he can build on his position in the top-100, but he has 0.000000% chance of getting any wildcards into ATP tournaments. Although with his improved ranking he might make the cut-off of some late indoor tournies.

groundstroke
09-05-2008, 01:21 PM
you are really strange for me, she said Roger is her pick to win, that means she is praising roger, still critise her ? :confused::rolleyes:
Believe me, l_mac loves Nadal so much.

Venle
09-05-2008, 01:21 PM
Allez!!

feuselino
09-05-2008, 03:11 PM
18!!! Incredible! Now go for Nr. 13!

RickDaStick
09-05-2008, 03:35 PM
Muller top 5 next year

krystlel
09-06-2008, 05:09 AM
Channel 9, the free-to-air channel over here stopped the broadcast of the match straight after the excitement of the first set to go to their breakfast shows and talk shows. :( What a disgrace, and clearly they knew all along they were only planning to show a small portion of this match, considering that coverage only started an hour and a half before their shows. They did go back and show the third set, when it was obvious what the result would be considering the time constraints.

I thought the first set was good, although mainly due to the climax of the set at the end where Muller saved five set points (getting all of his first serves in!) and the end of the tie-break. The trend in that game of Muller winning all of his points on the ad court, but none on the deuce court reminded me very much of the claim that left-handers get an advantage of being able to serve on their favoured side for the majority of the big points. The end of the first set TB was the highlight of the match. Muller started off so poorly but played the latter end of the tie-break extremely well. That point at 5-4 was brilliant from both players, which gave Federer the crucial break - a long, extended rally where Muller was consistently applying pressure on Federer (and surprisingly keeping the ball in court effectively for so long!) and Federer eventually finished it off with a backhand passing shot winner.

Hard to get into the third set knowing the overall result but it looked like at that stage, Federer still had not gotten a read on the serve and both players were holding serve extremely comfortably.

Eden
09-06-2008, 07:48 AM
Roger's BAD year continues with 2 slam finals, 2 slam semifinals, and an Olympic Gold. :sad:

You know that the Olympic Gold didn't count as it was in the doubles ;)

When we have a look at the results in the slams this year it would indeed be an excellent year for any player not Federer. Just proves again how high Roger set the standards in tennis in the past years and that people took it for granted that he won a GS title.

Congrats for reaching the 18th consecutive GS SF :) This is such an incredible record.

Credit to Muller for his great run at the tournament :yeah:

Electroshogun
09-06-2008, 08:40 AM
you are really strange for me, she said Roger is her pick to win, that means she is praising roger, still critise her ? :confused::rolleyes:
You have to understand sarcasm (dubbed by some as the lowest art form around) to understand why l_mac's comment made Burrow bristle. Admittedly I did laugh out loud at Burrow's response.