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US Open Semis: Roger "King" Federer beats Novak (Djoker) 6-3, 5-7, 7-5, 6-2

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SheepleBuster
09-06-2008, 06:55 PM
Awesome display by Federer. Simply Amazing. He served live 20 something aces wow! And how about that smash that he returned for a winner! Wow!

scarecrows
09-06-2008, 06:55 PM
well done Monofed :bigclap:

LinkMage
09-06-2008, 06:55 PM
Biggest win of the year for Fed.


:woohoo: :woohoo:

dinesh15
09-06-2008, 06:55 PM
It was soo close and equal in the third set and it looked like Djoke was getting the better off Fed in the long rallies during the third set. Fed camee back well and showed he is a true champ.

Was a little bit of a disgrace as to how Djoke gave up in the end.

EnriqueIG8
09-06-2008, 06:55 PM
Awesome!

FedererBulgaria
09-06-2008, 06:56 PM
Amazing performence!:worship:Win the title:cool:

TheBoiledEgg
09-06-2008, 06:56 PM
goodbye djoke :devil: :banana:

Roger :woohoo: :D

Cafisho
09-06-2008, 06:56 PM
He's THE MAN!

lalit
09-06-2008, 06:56 PM
yes now bend over for nadal if he wins :)

prima donna
09-06-2008, 06:56 PM
Mononucleosis anyone ?

daddy
09-06-2008, 06:56 PM
I guess King is not dead!

ClaudiuS
09-06-2008, 06:57 PM
It's great to see Federer returning step by step to his old form, but It was kinda unexpected for me, i thought that he would take a bit more time to do it.

waterlily_021989
09-06-2008, 06:57 PM
Congrats Rogelio,hope Nadal joins him in the final!

dodoboy
09-06-2008, 06:57 PM
Novak :o

He really was bad!

BuTTTT Fed :hatoff:

RogerFan82
09-06-2008, 06:57 PM
Roger rocks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

holagirl56
09-06-2008, 06:57 PM
:woohoo:

and he's not even at his best yet! :lol:

lina_seta
09-06-2008, 06:57 PM
Fuck Yesssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!1

Kworb
09-06-2008, 06:57 PM
Great match. Expressed in percentages, Djokovic played at 90% and Federer at 80%.

Naranoc
09-06-2008, 06:57 PM
So many threads to choose from :eek:

Never particularly been a fan, but feel really pleased for him right now :yeah:

finishingmove
09-06-2008, 06:57 PM
Mononucleosis anyone ?

i guess he was faking it

Langers
09-06-2008, 06:58 PM
Rubbish from Novak, absolute, pure, rubbish.

Defeated man from the moment he walked onto the court.

Federer 2008 US Open Champion, yeah whatever.

*Ljubica*
09-06-2008, 06:58 PM
Congratulations to Roger - he was the better player on the day, and I wish him all the best in the Final now.

Nole :hug: Still love you, and you have many years ahead of you to win this thing - go home and rest :hug:

vincayou
09-06-2008, 06:58 PM
YES YES YES! :D

:worship:

habibko
09-06-2008, 06:58 PM
I just knew and believed that Fed is saving his best tennis till last, watch Federer do even better at the final :worship: :worship:

AWESOME!!!!

ClaudiuS
09-06-2008, 06:58 PM
no more lame UE's, no more mug fh & bh shot, even a great smash lob winner :worship: Good stuff to watch.

Keep it going, and you'll get N°1 again next year. :p

peteroger
09-06-2008, 06:58 PM
I love the title of this thread
well done Monofed :bigclap:

scarecrows
09-06-2008, 06:58 PM
So many threads to choose from :eek:

Never particularly been a fan, but feel really pleased for him right now :yeah:

glad you chose mine :D

Chiseller
09-06-2008, 06:58 PM
1 set jesus Fed
2 and 3 bit better than average 08 Fed

Djoko rather average.

BAM AHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Corey Feldman
09-06-2008, 06:58 PM
box of tissues for the Serbian Box please

thank you.

rocketassist
09-06-2008, 06:59 PM
Well played Roger! :hatoff:

Good one for taking out the cheat.

Bj÷rki
09-06-2008, 06:59 PM
Congrats Roger. :yeah:

Nole :hug:

elessar
09-06-2008, 06:59 PM
Genci your title :worship:

I'm all out of vcash :woohoo: :banana:

vincayou
09-06-2008, 06:59 PM
This guy is truly amazing, he has a bad year but still makes 3 final and a semi.

What a legend!

Sagacious
09-06-2008, 06:59 PM
haha...slap on the face of haters :worship:

Flibbertigibbet
09-06-2008, 06:59 PM
"Novak will never lose to Federer again."

HeretiC
09-06-2008, 06:59 PM
Better player won. That was Federer in his prime in the first set. :worship: In the fourth he showed some astounding defensive skills just like in his best days. If he is playing like this he has decent chance to win against Rafa or Andy tomorrow.

Fee
09-06-2008, 06:59 PM
Somebody in the US pleeeeeaaaasssseee get the on court interview, freeze it when Roger puts his hands up to his face and post a picture here of his PERFECT MANICURE. I'm sure that is what I saw.

lina_seta
09-06-2008, 07:00 PM
lol roger so funny in the aftermatch interview

whist
09-06-2008, 07:00 PM
Waaaay tougher then I expected. At least Faker didn`t retire. Now go for the title King Roger!

dam0dred
09-06-2008, 07:00 PM
Beautiful to watch.

SheepleBuster
09-06-2008, 07:00 PM
I gotta admit I was wrong. Roger played lights out tonight. But I still think he is an underdog for tomorrow. Having said that some unbelievable points and reminded me why he was No. 1. No silly mistakes. Excellent break point conversion. Aces. Everything went great for Roger.

scarecrows
09-06-2008, 07:00 PM
Genci your title :worship:

I'm all out of vcash :woohoo: :banana:

I lost 70k

I'll pound all the rest tomorrow on the winner of the other match :bigclap:

Art&Soul
09-06-2008, 07:01 PM
Joker sucks :haha::haha::haha: Love the title :lol:

moon language
09-06-2008, 07:01 PM
Great showing from Federer but a really uninspired effort from Djokovic. I guess when you're 21 it's easy to let outside issues take your focus away from how important these matches are. I bet he's regretting the other night big time.

Chiseller
09-06-2008, 07:01 PM
even a great smash lob winner :worship: Good stuff to watch.

reminded me of the one he did against Roddick years back. absolutely lovely. :D

GlennMirnyi
09-06-2008, 07:01 PM
Faker got owned again by Frauderer. :haha: :haha:

Always great to see that awful person with no morals or character losing.

aeronatasha
09-06-2008, 07:01 PM
Best I've seen Feds play in this tournament. Some of his old magic tricks again. Good luck in the final.

Novak thank you for trying. :worship: Some of those shots were pure gold.

arm
09-06-2008, 07:01 PM
OK Nole, playing Federer should be enough for you to feel motivated and lay your best tnnis, shouldn't it? :rolleyes::hug:

Anyway, great performance from Federer. :yeah: Now please win the title and save your season. :kiss:

RogandyFan
09-06-2008, 07:01 PM
Fed sends Nole this message

"The king may have lost his crown but you are not worthy to be the succesor. You are only fit to be the jester." Well done Fed! :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:

HarryMan
09-06-2008, 07:01 PM
Ninja Fed is back people :worship:

Jaz
09-06-2008, 07:02 PM
Saw some moments of JesusFed in the last set. There was some amazing shots though, Federer's backhand is simply awesome.

MisterQ
09-06-2008, 07:02 PM
Very happy for Fed. Great serving!! :yeah:

Fedexex
09-06-2008, 07:02 PM
Roger:woohoo:

Novak:hug:

cobalt60
09-06-2008, 07:02 PM
well done Monofed :bigclap:

I had hoped he would win the whole damn title :yeah: Looking good!

freeandlonely
09-06-2008, 07:02 PM
Roger:yeah:
Novak:hug::sobbing:

peteroger
09-06-2008, 07:03 PM
"Roddick is wrong. I actually have 17 injuries and now 18, with a kick in my ass."

"At least I didn't retire today."

"I was singing Karaoke with Maria last night and..."

swebright
09-06-2008, 07:03 PM
Good job Roger. Very happy for your achievement. I think both played cautiously. Big win for Roger.

sam
09-06-2008, 07:03 PM
5 threads for this :haha:

What was Roger's reaction?

He has a chance to this, especially if he plays Murray, I think.

SheepleBuster
09-06-2008, 07:03 PM
Well. The way Andy has played today, I wouldn't be surprised if he wins his first major here. Novak looked beleaguered out there with all the fans and everything. I am glad that their parents were proved wrong about his statement that Fed would never beat Novak again.

crude oil
09-06-2008, 07:03 PM
great match from both guys...novak was fighting hard early in the 4th set but federer kept coming and coming. eventually novak cracked.

miura
09-06-2008, 07:03 PM
Never in f*cking doubt! Way to go Roger, demolished that Faker.

bluefork
09-06-2008, 07:03 PM
:bounce: Djokovic wasn't playing great, but Fed was levels above what he has been in previous matches.

My only criticism: Roger needs to clip his fingernails.

Flibbertigibbet
09-06-2008, 07:04 PM
Too harsh, at least he was sportive in the end. But I have to admit, those comments of his mother's are coming back to bite him in the buttocks.

bokehlicious
09-06-2008, 07:04 PM
Next year you'll be ready for the calendar slam Novak :hug: :hug: :hug:

lina_seta
09-06-2008, 07:04 PM
good to see roger mentally and physically beating novak

Chiseller
09-06-2008, 07:05 PM
"The king may have lost his crown but you are not worthy to be the succesor. You are only fit to be the jester."

Good one :worship:

swebright
09-06-2008, 07:05 PM
CBS is starting Rafa-Andy match from the beginning. Andy will be number #4 by Monday.

Again, ccongrats ROGER!!!!

nobama
09-06-2008, 07:06 PM
Bravo to Roger for the fight out there. :worship: Djerk did give up towards the end but he was obviously feeling it out there, the weather conditions weren't great with the humidity.

MILOS
09-06-2008, 07:06 PM
He will say that peteroger is an asshole

Steelq
09-06-2008, 07:06 PM
Worst Novaks match this year,who ever wins in second semi will beat all serve Fed without many problems.

Fed=ATPTourkilla
09-06-2008, 07:06 PM
It's not really such a surprise. Roger has always matched up well against Novak and Novak's two wins against him both have asterisks against them. One match Roger should have won, the other match he was clearly unwell.

The real threat to Roger is and has always been Nadal, both because Nadal is such a good player and because he matches up well against Roger. Well, "threat" is the wrong word, because Nadal has already taken his crown as world number 1. It would probably be better to talk of Federer as a threat to Nadal...

cardio
09-06-2008, 07:07 PM
In prediction thread I voted Fed in 4 and Fed in 4 it was. But he played half of match quite poorly, he has to play lot better to beat Nadal or Muzza.

Dirk
09-06-2008, 07:07 PM
Ninja Fed is back people :worship:


I think he is and I can't wait to see what he is like after off season training next year. :D

MacTheKnife
09-06-2008, 07:07 PM
Congrats to Fed. Definitely saw signs of the old Federer today. You could clearly see in those 1st two games of the 4th set, he smelled blood in the water. Djok had no answers.

noctilux
09-06-2008, 07:07 PM
I'm pretty sure he will say he was extremely tired and use that as an excuse for the loss.

scarecrows
09-06-2008, 07:08 PM
"I see dead people"

~Maya~
09-06-2008, 07:08 PM
Very good showing from Federer. It will be huge for his confidence. Nole get your head examined and fixed before the next tournament. You could make it just a little bit harder for the king.

pricdews
09-06-2008, 07:08 PM
Great match. Expressed in percentages, Djokovic played at 90% and Federer at 80%.

reverse those, and Djokovic played the 1st and 4th at around 70%

l_mac
09-06-2008, 07:08 PM
Genci your title :worship:

I'm all out of vcash :woohoo: :banana:
:hug:
Next year you'll be ready for the calendar slam Novak :hug: :hug: :hug:

:lol:

Serve fest :zzz: But the more acceptable outcome, for sure.

crude oil
09-06-2008, 07:09 PM
I think he is and I can't wait to see what he is like after off season training next year. :D

federer hit the ball well today and his footwork was pretty good...but after the offseason training...fed will be back to top speed and his defense and offense will be back to its immense best.

noctilux
09-06-2008, 07:09 PM
lol roger so funny in the aftermatch interview
Could you quote some funny lines perhaps? Eurosport never broadcasts the interviews...

Guga_fan
09-06-2008, 07:09 PM
Bad match by both, but Fed played better today then in his other match at this USO. If he play like today he will probably lose to the winner of the other Semi match (probably Murray)

biological
09-06-2008, 07:10 PM
That was awesome. :bounce: Ninja Fed is indeed back, and I feel a fifth consecutive NY title going his way...

Flibbertigibbet
09-06-2008, 07:10 PM
That's harsh, Murray hasn't come close to winning this, and Federer was playing pretty well.

ReturnWinner
09-06-2008, 07:11 PM
17th slam final for FedMug who served great,i think he will have better chances against Nadal than against Murray.

hablovah19
09-06-2008, 07:11 PM
I thought this guy was supposed to be finished ?

1 semi and 3 finals. Well done, Federer but you really should have finished him in 3. :p:bowdown:

Lee
09-06-2008, 07:12 PM
Good match for Federer and he is more himself than most of the year. Good luck in your final.

Djokovic was never in the match. I was surprised that they were all tied up at the beginning of 3rd set. Not smart for Nole to let some idiot fans get to him and totally lost it after 3rd set. He still has lots to learn.

Psichogauchovna
09-06-2008, 07:12 PM
thank you, Roger :banana:

HoistDaColors
09-06-2008, 07:12 PM
i don't care if roger is not what he used to be. I will watch him til he retires. He's still making some magical shots. :worship:

ClaudiuS
09-06-2008, 07:13 PM
Hope that sort of awakeness from Federer back to his old form, lasts for next year. :p If that happens he'll get the N°1 back for sure. Nadal will have a shit load of points to defend. (and he did it with Federer playing like crap)
But we'll have to wait to see it on next year though, because Nadal has this year's N°1 spot assured already.

jasmin
09-06-2008, 07:13 PM
So the excuse is that Novak was letting outside problems get to him. I don't think so. I don't think he thinks about that when he's playing the supposed dead king. He thinks he's better than him. So far there's no sign of that. I just think Djokovic was outplayed and frustrated by that. Good job Roger...

Branimir
09-06-2008, 07:14 PM
Novak, with game like this you will stay one slam wonder.
Seriously. So much expectation this year, and it looks like it is going to be very disappointing end to it.

Better luck next year Nole.

Btw. Federer was nothing special today. Nole was... shit.

SheepleBuster
09-06-2008, 07:15 PM
I actually now think that if Murray wins this tournament, he can go on to really challenge the top 2 where Novak has fallen this year. Novak is now far away from that No. 2 spot and it seems he can't handle his ranking just yet.

tennizen
09-06-2008, 07:15 PM
I am proud to say I predicted this:D Although I thought Fed will take it in 5. He should win against Murray tomorrow.

crude oil
09-06-2008, 07:16 PM
"Roddick is wrong. I actually have 17 injuries and now 18, with a kick in my ass."

"At least I didn't retire today."

"I was singing Karaoke with Maria last night and..."

:haha:

Lee
09-06-2008, 07:17 PM
Somebody in the US pleeeeeaaaasssseee get the on court interview, freeze it when Roger puts his hands up to his face and post a picture here of his PERFECT MANICURE. I'm sure that is what I saw.

Well, Novak has a $500 hair cut, Fed must have something to one-up him. :lol:

Flibbertigibbet
09-06-2008, 07:17 PM
Novak, with game like this you will stay one slam wonder.
Seriously. So much expectation this year, and it looks like it is going to be very disappointing end to it.

Better luck next year Nole.

Btw. Federer was nothing special today. Nole was... shit.

Not everybody is a Nadal, he had a sterling record this year with two semis, a win, and two Masters series tournaments-- and it's still not over, he can improve on his indoor record from last year.

lisaplenske
09-06-2008, 07:18 PM
so happy for roger to come back where he belongs--> to the top:cool:

good for djokovic,he wont have to face the us open crowd now :p

tennisfan444
09-06-2008, 07:18 PM
:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:

biological
09-06-2008, 07:19 PM
I must see this manicure picture. :inlove: He has such beautiful hands.

Dupuis2006
09-06-2008, 07:19 PM
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:bounce::banana:

moon language
09-06-2008, 07:19 PM
So the excuse is that Novak was letting outside problems get to him. I don't think so. I don't think he thinks about that when he's playing the supposed dead king. He thinks he's better than him. So far there's no sign of that. I just think Djokovic was outplayed and frustrated by that. Good job Roger...

How is that an excuse? Your ability to maintain focus and proper emotional balance is key to winning. Nole obviously is not very good at that.

He wasn't even looking happy when he won the second set. I don't think I saw a single celebration from him all match and he gave up at the end.

PiggyGotRoasted
09-06-2008, 07:20 PM
Roger may never take the title of the king from the real king oscar hernandez.

sheeter
09-06-2008, 07:20 PM
i actually thought he wasn't playing that great the first set he was lacking sting on all his shots and then Fed returned to good form. It was nice to see him playing well and see him firing his forehand again. Fun match. Federer's overhead off an overhead was insane.

Fed=ATPTourkilla
09-06-2008, 07:21 PM
Things are looking up for Roger and not just through this result...Rafa two sets down...

Cafisho
09-06-2008, 07:22 PM
yes now bend over for nadal if he wins :)

He won't :)

WF4EVER
09-06-2008, 07:23 PM
:woohoo:

and he's not even at his best yet! :lol:

I totally concur. I don't think he's found his form yet but he's fighting and it's being rewarded.

I didn't expect him to beat Djokovic but I am really happy that he did. If he can clinch it in the final.........

Good luck, Roger. Do the best you can.

G4.
09-06-2008, 07:23 PM
Roger may never take the title of the king from the real king oscar hernandez.

agree , Roger is nothing but an usurper

Art&Soul
09-06-2008, 07:24 PM
Hope Murray roast the pig and the dream Final will beeeeee:cool:

Fee
09-06-2008, 07:24 PM
Well, Novak has a $500 hair cut, Fed must have something to one-up him. :lol:

Didn't Fed get an $800 dollar haircut last year?

Wait, why on earth would Nole spend more than $39.95 for his haircut? Doesn't he just get it done at the local hardware store by a guy with hedge clippers?

Benny_Maths
09-06-2008, 07:25 PM
At 3-2 (IIRC) up in the 4th set, it looked like Fed was practicing Rafa's forehand.:D

WF4EVER
09-06-2008, 07:26 PM
So the excuse is that Novak was letting outside problems get to him. I don't think so. I don't think he thinks about that when he's playing the supposed dead king. He thinks he's better than him. So far there's no sign of that. I just think Djokovic was outplayed and frustrated by that. Good job Roger...

You've been around long enough that you should know the outcome of Roger's matches is always dependent on the opponent. If he wins it's because the opponent is a mug or wussed out and if he loses it's because his opponent is a real tennis player and much better than him.

It has absolutely nothing to do with his abilities or performance.

lina_seta
09-06-2008, 07:26 PM
Hope Murray roast the pig and the dream Final will beeeeee:cool:

and it looks like so
HAHAHAH best day ever

HarryMan
09-06-2008, 07:28 PM
Now lets have a roasted spanish pig :drool::drool::drool:

vucina
09-06-2008, 07:28 PM
That was some unspartan sh*t from Novak, but he was half-dead. As for the Fedmug, his allserving ballet won't save him in the final.

dylan24
09-06-2008, 07:29 PM
take this fucking title roger

biological
09-06-2008, 07:29 PM
I'm not sure I've ever wanted Nadal to win a match more than today. :lol: I'd love Fedex to beat him, to really get his confidence back.

Ivanatis
09-06-2008, 07:30 PM
yesssssss :woohoo:

one more please

Thanos
09-06-2008, 07:30 PM
this was a awful match. so many errors if either murray or nadal played federer/djokovic they would have hammered both of them.

Or Levy
09-06-2008, 07:30 PM
Roger's form in sets 2 and 3 wasn't anything to write home about, but 2 and 4 did the trick, some superb shots...

FedererBulgaria
09-06-2008, 07:30 PM
That was some unspartan sh*t from Novak, but he was half-dead. As for the Fedmug, his allserving ballet won't save him in the final.

We will see!But now Novak "The stupid clown" is out!:cool:

Albop
09-06-2008, 07:31 PM
Can the guys talking about nadull¡s match shut up please?

thanks in advance

WF4EVER
09-06-2008, 07:31 PM
Somebody in the US pleeeeeaaaasssseee get the on court interview, freeze it when Roger puts his hands up to his face and post a picture here of his PERFECT MANICURE. I'm sure that is what I saw.

MTFers are weird people, lol. I noticed his nails, too. They were beautiful.

magnoliaewan
09-06-2008, 07:31 PM
:woohoo: Go Roger!!! That was so much easier than I anticipated.

Gnomey
09-06-2008, 07:32 PM
What a set to end the match with!

I expected it to be way tougher, as I'm sure most of us did. Really thought the 2nd set was going to go to a tiebreak but what a time for Roger to have a bad service game.

His celebration at the end was rather tame compared to previous ones this week! :lol:

Congrats Rog!!

SheepleBuster
09-06-2008, 07:32 PM
I just have a bad feeling if Murray wins. Roger has gone to meetings with Murray as favorite before and has lost miserably (including in Duha where he didn't even have a break point). I don't know man. I think the stars are aligned for Murray's first slam.

q.j.
09-06-2008, 07:33 PM
mugs all around couldn't care less for either after this display
although Federer did good to raise his level in comparison to the early rounds

he'll get destroyed in the final, especially if Murray plays
and it look like tonight
at USO they are serving roasted pork :wavey:


Ginger kid all the way :banana:

biological
09-06-2008, 07:33 PM
Can the guys talking about nadullís match shut up please?

thanks in advance

Apologies. :o

So back to Roger and how good he is. :bounce: Really really good I'd say.

Fed=ATPTourkilla
09-06-2008, 07:34 PM
PS Can someone tell me what Novak has ever done to suggest he can beat Federer?

http://www.atptennis.com/3/en/players/headtohead/default.asp?playernum1=F324&playernum2=D643

He was a pigeon even before this match and his only two wins don't prove a lot. Federer was the better player in Canada, won more points overall and would have won the match but for complete idiocy on big points. At the Australian Open, he was injured. Let's see if Novak can take out a fit Federer there next year.

I think people are drawing the wrong conclusion from the fact that Novak has some wins against Nadal on hard courts whereas Roger struggles against Rafa. We all know tennis doesn't work like that - it's a game of matchups. Whatever Novak's results against Rafa on hardcouts, against Roger he is all mouth and no trousers - on any surface.

nobama
09-06-2008, 07:34 PM
I just have a bad feeling if Murray wins. Roger has gone to meetings with Murray as favorite before and has lost miserably (including in Duha where he didn't even have a break point). I don't know man. I think the stars are aligned for Murray's first slam.
Duha? Is that some place in your fantasy world? :haha:

Flibbertigibbet
09-06-2008, 07:34 PM
mugs all around couldn't care less for either after this display
although Federer did good to raise his level in comparison to the early rounds

he'll get destroyed in the final, especially if Murray plays
and it look like tonight
at USO they are serving roasted pork :wavey:


Ginger kid all the way :banana:

Let's see if he can win this third set first, he's still nervy. I'm pretty sure everybody recognizes that Federer will have a tough time against Nadal or Murray, for different reasons.

theblejach
09-06-2008, 07:35 PM
Good match for Federer and he is more himself than most of the year. Good luck in your final.

Djokovic was never in the match. I was surprised that they were all tied up at the beginning of 3rd set. Not smart for Nole to let some idiot fans get to him and totally lost it after 3rd set. He still has lots to learn.sign.

that is not good for him and not good for tennis. this match was the worst i have ever seen. thinking of the idiots outside the match completely distory best match this year... all in all, i will try to forget and to forgive him:mad:

saniapower
09-06-2008, 07:36 PM
Federer seriously played the 1st & last set

FNT
09-06-2008, 07:38 PM
I really liked Roger's mentality tonight. It's been awhile since he was that tense in a good way - focused, confident and collected. I don't wanna jinx it, so I'll shut up about tomorrow. Nole showing signs of serious mental weakness didn't help him either.

oliviasmith
09-06-2008, 07:38 PM
congrats to federer! i cannot believe i slept through this match aaaaaaaaaargh!

noctilux
09-06-2008, 07:38 PM
Duha? Is that some place in your fantasy world? :haha:
No, it's in France: http://maps.google.de/maps?f=q&hl=de&geocode=&q=duha&sll=51.151786,10.415039&sspn=17.677743,28.300781&ie=UTF8&z=16&iwloc=addr
I wasn't aware there was a tennis tournament there, though.

Lee
09-06-2008, 07:40 PM
Didn't Fed get an $800 dollar haircut last year?

Wait, why on earth would Nole spend more than $39.95 for his haircut? Doesn't he just get it done at the local hardware store by a guy with hedge clippers?

Nole did not spend $500 but the guy usually charge that much for a hair cut but he's doing it free for USO (of course top players). He actually called Nole's agent to offer to cut his hair last year but Nole just had his hair cut. This year, Nole went to have his haircut even it's way after business hour. He said his hair is like hedgehog :lol: and took an hour to cut.

stroopery
09-06-2008, 07:42 PM
that display pretty much put me in my place. shows me not to doubt him again cos what do I know, eh?

that display was vintage federer, absolutely pleased for him. don't care who'll be his opponent in the final, I'm so happy he can get past novak!

Daniel
09-06-2008, 07:43 PM
:yeah:

:)

WF4EVER
09-06-2008, 07:46 PM
PS Can someone tell me what Novak has ever done to suggest he can beat Federer?

http://www.atptennis.com/3/en/players/headtohead/default.asp?playernum1=F324&playernum2=D643

He was a pigeon even before this match and his only two wins don't prove a lot. Federer was the better player in Canada, won more points overall and would have won the match but for complete idiocy on big points. At the Australian Open, he was injured. Let's see if Novak can take out a fit Federer there next year.

I think people are drawing the wrong conclusion from the fact that Novak has some wins against Nadal on hard courts whereas Roger struggles against Rafa. We all know tennis doesn't work like that - it's a game of matchups. Whatever Novak's results against Rafa on hardcouts, against Roger he is all mouth and no trousers - on any surface.

Maybe some of us are making this judgement based on the fact that Roger has been playing like shit all year.

SheepleBuster
09-06-2008, 07:47 PM
No, it's in France: http://maps.google.de/maps?f=q&hl=de&geocode=&q=duha&sll=51.151786,10.415039&sspn=17.677743,28.300781&ie=UTF8&z=16&iwloc=addr
I wasn't aware there was a tennis tournament there, though.

I meant Doha. You guys are just something :)

HeretiC
09-06-2008, 07:47 PM
At start Fed played 5 straight games without a single UE. Everything was clicking today, serve impeccable, FH CC penetrable, sharp and deep, he was literally painting the lines, BH reliable and solid, the only below par element was net play, but he did not need it because he was doing more than good in baseline rallies. On the other side Djokovic was just average. He might have the best game currently on hard-courts but he is still lacking something in mental department with a notch below Federer's and Nadal's mental strength. He looked depressed and unmotivated from the start and totally gave up in the end.

Pea
09-06-2008, 07:48 PM
Holla!

BigJohn
09-06-2008, 07:50 PM
Thank you Jesus.

rolandgarros
09-06-2008, 07:50 PM
No doubt the fixed match of the year

SheepleBuster
09-06-2008, 07:50 PM
By the way, I wonder if Patrick McEnroe was doing his commentary live or on tape. The reason I am saying that was because he was doing it with Dick and Dick was with John doing the Federer commentary. Patrick was saying how Murray has a GREAT chance to beat Nadal. Now if that is being said live it's really deceptive. I mean it's crap that someone can watch 2 sets of a match and then claim that on TV :)

Mechlan
09-06-2008, 07:51 PM
Congrats Roger, some great stuff and nice rallies in that fourth set. Hope he can bring that form tomorrow.

Wasn't Novak never supposed to lose to Roger again? :p

Fed Express
09-06-2008, 07:52 PM
Federers incredible Smash Lob:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmNPq53hVxA

Don't know if it has been posted.

crude oil
09-06-2008, 07:54 PM
At start Fed played 5 straight games without a single UE. Everything was clicking today, serve impeccable, FH CC penetrable, sharp and deep, he was literally painting the lines, BH reliable and solid, the only below par element was net play, but he did not need it because he was doing more than good in baseline rallies. On the other side Djokovic was just average. He might have the best game currently on hard-courts but he is still lacking something in mental department with a notch below Federer's and Nadal's mental strength. He looked depressed and unmotivated from the start and totally gave up in the end.

federer hit some great volleys that eve novak had to clap today...federer made one or two bad mistakes but he was pretty good at net today overall.

rwn
09-06-2008, 07:55 PM
Djokovic clearly owns Federer. He was just flat today (and in 6 other matches).

SheepleBuster
09-06-2008, 07:55 PM
Congrats Roger, some great stuff and nice rallies in that fourth set. Hope he can bring that form tomorrow.

Wasn't Novak never supposed to lose to Roger again? :p

I think if you could give Novak a choice to not show up, he probably would have taken the offer and left. He basically knew the crowd was after his blood and he did his best in the 2nd set which I thought he should've lost. But once he blew the third set it was all over. Now we know that Fed had mono in Australia. So maybe that loss was a fluke.

Lee
09-06-2008, 07:55 PM
By the way, I wonder if Patrick McEnroe was doing his commentary live or on tape. The reason I am saying that was because he was doing it with Dick and Dick was with John doing the Federer commentary. Patrick was saying how Murray has a GREAT chance to beat Nadal. Now if that is being said live it's really deceptive. I mean it's crap that someone can watch 2 sets of a match and then claim that on TV :)

I think it was Bill Macatee (?sp) not Dick Enberg.

biological
09-06-2008, 07:56 PM
Federers incredible Smash Lob:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmNPq53hVxA

Don't know if it has been posted.

:worship:

knight_ley
09-06-2008, 07:56 PM
:woohoo:

mojobaby75
09-06-2008, 07:56 PM
They started the Nadal match on Armstrong while the Fed/Djoker match was in progress and they weren't mentioning the score on CBS so that they could show it from the beginning after the Fed match was over. Technically it's not being shown live since they didn't pick up the match in progress.

BigJohn
09-06-2008, 08:01 PM
Djokovic clearly owns Federer. He was just flat today (and in 6 other matches).

You mean he was in control of the match?

SheepleBuster
09-06-2008, 08:01 PM
They started the Nadal match on Armstrong while the Fed/Djoker match was in progress and they weren't mentioning the score on CBS so that they could show it from the beginning after the Fed match was over. Technically it's not being shown live since they didn't pick up the match in progress.

Yeah. but my point is that maybe they were recording it with commentary. I mean you could do it the smart way and do live commentary on a tape. Then you claim things like, Murray has a GREAT chance. But maybe McEnroe was just doing his usual thing and he got it right this time. Patrick has claimed so many times that Roddick would have a GREAT chance against Federer and everytime the dude has lost. Oh well. I think it's despicable that the maches didn't start at the same time. I mean why?!

rwn
09-06-2008, 08:03 PM
You mean he was in control of the match?

He clearly was. No doubt about it ;)

groundstroke
09-06-2008, 08:03 PM
No surprise here, Federer is still the best, beating Djokovic was just a mere test for the king, Djokovic is nothing.

siddy
09-06-2008, 08:03 PM
Very happy with Fed's performance today! Bring on title #5 Roger!

źIvan╗
09-06-2008, 08:04 PM
box of tissues for the Serbian Box please

thank you.

who didn't notice nole fans mostly,the better and classy ones,love roger.
of course every fan group has his nole "fans",lost sheep who cheer for present number one.
i don't mean only here on mtf.wouldn't representative.

anyhow congrats to roger the winner of 13 slams in monday:worship:
nole:hug:he is still 5 years younger than present king.
great in defeat over classy players.
real number two behind roger in terms of tennis game as itself.
roger-once king always a king!

is it possible roger to win the title by aclamation?
murray is disgrace,rafa is...well,rafa,no?

groundstroke
09-06-2008, 08:08 PM
Did anyone see how good Federer's backhand was today? Absolutely insane.

Running:Free
09-06-2008, 08:09 PM
Roger :hatoff: Looked pretty good out there today. Congratulations and Good luck.

Nole, go home :hug: Rest, and come back on-court when you feel your best.

l_mac
09-06-2008, 08:09 PM
who didn't notice nole fans mostly,the better and classy ones,love roger.
of course every fan group has his nole "fans",lost sheep who cheer for present number one.
i don't mean only here on mtf.wouldn't representative.

anyhow congrats to roger the winner of 13 slams in monday:worship:
nole:hug:he is still 5 years younger than present king.
great in defeat over classy players.
real number two behind roger in terms of tennis game as itself.
roger-once king always a king!

is it possible roger to win the title by aclamation?
murray is disgrace,rafa is...well,rafa,no?

What a classy post.

Vida
09-06-2008, 08:11 PM
it was a good match all in all. sure, im not happy with the end result, but fed did raise his game, and as predicted there was some serious shotmaking from both. djokovic seemed gassed out to me. breathing heavily and all, really seemed to be playing on the drops left in his tank. glad he took at least a set.

somehow i found it convenient that the crowd was scarce. there was so much going on with on that account that it was kinda nice too see two great players actually playing and not get involved in some talk or something like that. djokovic really seems to me like a tragic figure in all this (though he did extremely well to reach semis and take on fed the way it did)... like a victim of his own health things, honesty and self belief. really feel sory for him, cause he must feel bad cause he got entangled in this Smoredo and Roddick events. I mean the guy played a heck of a schedule, got the worst draw there is, and on top of that, he got drawn into putting himself on the table lake he did the other day. keep your head up Nole, you did your best :yeah:

congrats to Fed, he did raise his game aned deserved the victory. we'll see if he can take the whole thing.

middle finger to the media and those in the Ashe crowd who booed Novak on his serve!

Albop
09-06-2008, 08:13 PM
Faren return was shorter than nadull's FH today :sad:

Corey Feldman
09-06-2008, 08:15 PM
Bye Bye mein Djokerer
farewell mein Djokerer
its been a fine affair
but now its overrrrrrrrrr

yes, dance along with me Novak ;)

Yappa
09-06-2008, 08:17 PM
Sorry, Nole, but I am happy that I won't have to see his parents in the final.

vucina
09-06-2008, 08:18 PM
Sorry, Nole, but I am happy that I won't have to see his parents in the final.

What exactly did they do this time? I didn't see.

yana
09-06-2008, 08:21 PM
Bye Bye mein Djokerer
farewell mein Djokerer
its been a fine affair
but now its overrrrrrrrrr

yes, dance along with me Novak ;)

You're disturbed :lol:

Congrats Fed for your new US title :( :p

G4.
09-06-2008, 08:22 PM
What exactly did they do this time? I didn't see.

commentator said his father was acting like a jerk. He was pissed off because the crowd didn't cheer for his son when he won the 2nd set

Bilbo
09-06-2008, 08:23 PM
nole wasn't even pissed to lose that match nor has he shown any emotions during the match. his intensity of play wasn't there from the beginning. after 10 mins of play it was clear federer would win this match.

Deejay
09-06-2008, 08:27 PM
I thought Djokovic did really well just to reach the semi's given his recent schedule and his dodgy form. Fair play to him for giving everything. I think the stars are shining brightly for federer now, it will be a huge ask for the winner of the nadal-murray match to come out tomorrow (if they finish today that is) and be able to play at their best. Nadal will be knackered and who knows how murray will respond to being in his first final. If Federer does win his confidence will be well and truly back and if so i wouldnt be surprised if he was to go the rest of the year unbeaten, afterall he is that good...its possible once he gets on one of his runs

tennis2tennis
09-06-2008, 08:31 PM
Does nole have some kind of respiratory problem?

vucina
09-06-2008, 08:31 PM
commentator said his father was acting like a jerk. He was pissed off because the crowd didn't cheer for his son when he won the 2nd set

So, it's a general kind of dislike, nothing specific? He was just asking the minority of fans who were cheering for Novak to be louder, not the whole crowd. You know, a lot of people don't like seeing Mirka's fat face while she devours her fingernails, but you don't hear them complaining.

dam0dred
09-06-2008, 08:35 PM
Does nole have some kind of respiratory problem?

When he's losing he does.

tennis2tennis
09-06-2008, 08:35 PM
So, it's a general kind of dislike, nothing specific? He was just asking the minority of fans who were cheering for Novak to be louder, not the whole crowd. You know, a lot of people don't like seeing Mirka's fat face while she devours her fingernails, but you don't hear them complaining.

your just having a pop at Mirka's looks not her behaviour, which is what you'll find most people dislike about nole's dad (ps i like nole minus his nuts family)

Yappa
09-06-2008, 08:37 PM
What exactly did they do this time? I didn't see.

Their theatrical behaviour. I think at one point I heard the commentator mentioning that the mother was praying.

G4.
09-06-2008, 08:39 PM
i don"t dislike chokovic either , i just can't bring myself to hate him. But his father should behave , his attitude doesn't help things

vucina
09-06-2008, 08:40 PM
Their theatrical behaviour. I think at one point I heard the commentator mentioning that the mother was praying.

Why the f*** does he care if she's praying? Is believing in God forbidden in Germany or something?

rwn
09-06-2008, 08:41 PM
nole wasn't even pissed to lose that match nor has he shown any emotions during the match. his intensity of play wasn't there from the beginning. after 10 mins of play it was clear federer would win this match.

Basically the same happened at Wimbledon. Novak is still no great champion. Maybe he will be if he keeps his mouth shut a little more.

Vida
09-06-2008, 08:45 PM
meh. his parents did nothing wrong. just sat there cheering for their son.

lots of unfound criticism here.

vucina
09-06-2008, 08:51 PM
I see a lot of fedtards having a dig at Srdjan and Dijana. But you know what, it was Federer who started all of this, when he decided to act like a big brother to his useless, choking admirer Wawrinka after that DC match in 2006. Not Nole, nor his parents have said anything against Roger before that "he's a joke" incident. Of course he became Djokovic enemy number 1 after that.

HeretiC
09-06-2008, 08:51 PM
federer hit some great volleys that eve novak had to clap today...federer made one or two bad mistakes but he was pretty good at net today overall.

If 18 out of 30 sound pretty good to you then ok. :shrug: Even Djokovic had bigger percentage: 24 out of 39.

Tommy fan
09-06-2008, 08:53 PM
allez!! :)
But I wouldn't call it a great match.. Fed played really well in some parts, but he had too many ups and sowns.
Anyway, great to see him in the finals, I hope he can win it all

bokehlicious
09-06-2008, 08:54 PM
I see a lot of fedtards having a dig at Srdjan and Dijana. But you know what, it was Federer who started all of this, when he decided to act like a big brother to his useless, choking admirer Wawrinka after that DC match in 2006. Not Nole, nor his parents have said anything against Roger before that "he's a joke" incident. Of course he became Djokovic enemy number 1 after that.

:zzz: :zzz: Nole acted like a spoilt brat, he should have listened to Roger, shut the hell up, and try to behave better.

madmanfool
09-06-2008, 08:55 PM
Considering the conditions, how humid and windy it was, i found it a good match. Guess what people, the man who is all serve and can't keep a forehand in play is into yet another slam final. He must be do something right, don't you think?

madmanfool
09-06-2008, 08:57 PM
meh. his parents did nothing wrong. just sat there cheering for their son.

lots of unfound criticism here.

His dad was acting up at one point towards the crowd. But oter than that they were OK.

vucina
09-06-2008, 08:59 PM
:zzz: :zzz: Nole acted like a spoilt brat, he should have listened to Roger, shut the hell up, and try to behave better.

Why? Because Roger can do no wrong? Delusional fedtard. There was nothing wrong with Novak's behavior, he should've helped Wawrinka become a better player.

Gnomey
09-06-2008, 09:14 PM
Djokovic was fine today. He applauded great shots when he saw them and, as usual when he loses, smiled and gave a nice handshake at the net. Those are some things I like about him.

Martin
09-06-2008, 09:16 PM
Fantastic performance from Roger. The win over Andreev seems to have given him a lot of confidence and with the exception of the end of the second set, played the big points well.

Rogieva
09-06-2008, 09:21 PM
Fucking Alleeeezzz!

Vanjezi
09-06-2008, 09:28 PM
Weeeeeell I really miss ur good game fed :)

I think im become new fan :D

Nole... :(

nolop
09-06-2008, 09:33 PM
Semikovic. :hug:

DhammaTiger
09-06-2008, 09:37 PM
So happy Roger won :dance:

jasmin
09-06-2008, 09:39 PM
Sooo far from a novak fan but imo he has had a good year...he won a slam and an Olympic medal. I think dude should be happy with his year. Dude just needs to respect his competitors and find some humility...him and his family.

vucina
09-06-2008, 09:50 PM
Why do Djokovic fans think he is so important? If fedtards want to dislike anyone it must be Nadal obviously, not Djokovic :o

Because Roger is nowhere near Rafa, his main competitor is Novak. Check the rankings.

aussie_fan
09-06-2008, 09:57 PM
Federer was at his best in the 1st set and then parts of the rest of the match, a joy to watch. Novak looked flusted out there the entire time, he gave up at 4-2 in the 4th.

Fee
09-06-2008, 09:59 PM
Nole did not spend $500 but the guy usually charge that much for a hair cut but he's doing it free for USO (of course top players). He actually called Nole's agent to offer to cut his hair last year but Nole just had his hair cut. This year, Nole went to have his haircut even it's way after business hour. He said his hair is like hedgehog :lol: and took an hour to cut.

:lol: Poor Nole and his thick, stiff hair.

By the way, I wonder if Patrick McEnroe was doing his commentary live or on tape. The reason I am saying that was because he was doing it with Dick and Dick was with John doing the Federer commentary. Patrick was saying how Murray has a GREAT chance to beat Nadal. Now if that is being said live it's really deceptive. I mean it's crap that someone can watch 2 sets of a match and then claim that on TV :)

The commentary is live. They said during the live coverage of the Fed/Nole match that PMac and Bill McAtee were going over to that court to do the commentary, so their comments are as it happened, not after the fact.


Djokovic was fine today. He applauded great shots when he saw them and, as usual when he loses, smiled and gave a nice handshake at the net. Those are some things I like about him.

awww poor Nole was so desperate for a hug after that match that he tried to pull Fed into one, but Roger was having none of it, staying faithful to Stan.

Lucilla
09-06-2008, 10:05 PM
I'm so happy!! He`s back! :worship:
Win the whole thing, Roger!!!:hug:Save this year! C`mon!!

Lillith
09-06-2008, 10:05 PM
What a set to end the match with!

I expected it to be way tougher, as I'm sure most of us did. Really thought the 2nd set was going to go to a tiebreak but what a time for Roger to have a bad service game.

His celebration at the end was rather tame compared to previous ones this week! :lol:

Congrats Rog!!

I could be wrong, but I really think that his (lack of) celebration may have been intentional. Even though he doesn't seem to care for Djokovic too much, I think he at least felt for him and could sympathize with what he's gone through since the Roddick match.

I hope Federer wins the title, just to kind of save his year, but I wouldn't be too disappointed if Murray won either.


And off topic, but Djokovic's agent needs to get him away from his parents and let him grow up a little away from their influence. He has potential to be a decent guy if he could mature a little. Too bad he has 2 Dokic-type parents.

vucina
09-06-2008, 10:07 PM
Rafa was nowhere near Roger just last year. Things change you know :o But you need to understand one thing. Djokovic is currently the third guy. Federer's main concern is to figure out how to beat Rafa not Djokovic. His fans needs to stop acting as if he is so important.

Agreed.

groundstroke
09-06-2008, 10:08 PM
I could be wrong, but I really think that his (lack of) celebration may have been intentional. Even though he doesn't seem to care for Djokovic too much, I think he at least felt for him and could sympathize with what he's gone through since the Roddick match.

I hope Federer wins the title, just to kind of save his year, but I wouldn't be too disappointed if Murray won either.


And off topic, but Djokovic's agent needs to get him away from his parents and let him grow up a little away from their influence. He has potential to be a decent guy if he could mature a little. Too bad he has 2 Dokic-type parents.
You are off your rocket if you think that, Federer hates Djokovic, he's told his parents to be quiet and Federer has consistently noted to the media and complained to the umpire about Djokovic having medical time-outs. Federer feels no sympathy for Djokovic and no other player on the tour does except maybe for fellow Serbian players.

If Djokovic wasn't a cheater then none of this would have happened..

tangerine_dream
09-06-2008, 10:11 PM
Great win for Roger but reports of him being back to "his normal brilliant self" (as per the media) are greatly exaggerated. His serve was cooking but the rest of his game was not. He's going to need to play like JesusFed again in the final, whoever he faces.

Thanks to the NY crowd for not booing Novak off the court again. Even though it was pro-Roger, many of them still applauded Novak's winners and gave him some words of encouragement afterwards. The day crowd is full of tennis nerds who know their stuff, for the most part.

Julio
09-06-2008, 10:11 PM
That's the "Rodgeur" that we like. Tennis needs him. Congrats Roger.

A_Skywalker
09-06-2008, 10:12 PM
Nadal will make Federer cry one more time if he beats Murray.

stroopery
09-06-2008, 10:13 PM
awww poor Nole was so desperate for a hug after that match that he tried to pull Fed into one, but Roger was having none of it, staying faithful to Stan.

ahaha have to giggle at that! yey for team federinka :D:D! I love them both so badly hahaha...

ahem, okay, now that my fangirl moment is over.. :angel:

Lillith
09-06-2008, 10:14 PM
You are off your rocket if you think that, Federer hates Djokovic, he's told his parents to be quiet and Federer has consistently noted to the media and complained to the umpire about Djokovic having medical time-outs. Federer feels no sympathy for Djokovic and no other player on the tour does except maybe for fellow Serbian players.

If Djokovic wasn't a cheater then none of this would have happened..


Which is why I said I could be wrong, it isn't like I know either personally after all. :)

It was just a strange moment, given how he's celebrated his wins against much lesser opponents and then to barely acknowledge he'd won against Djokovic.

elessar
09-06-2008, 10:29 PM
Great win for Roger but reports of him being back to "his normal brilliant self" (as per the media) are greatly exaggerated. His serve was cooking but the rest of his game was not. He's going to need to play like JesusFed again in the final, whoever he faces.
Totally agree, the comeback talk is as exaggerated as the decline talk was in 07...
It'll be good for his confidence, but if he loses in the final again (even worse if he's facing Rafa) it'll be back to sucking I fear.

groundstroke
09-06-2008, 10:38 PM
Which is why I said I could be wrong, it isn't like I know either personally after all. :)

It was just a strange moment, given how he's celebrated his wins against much lesser opponents and then to barely acknowledge he'd won against Djokovic.
I understand your point, but in the Andreev match, Federer just had a bad day and he felt angry... everyone does at one point, plus that was a huge five setter, really took it out of him...

Against Muller I felt like Federer would be dragged out there by Muller's game style yet he showed his clutch play in the tie-break, it was one of those matches that you only get a few chances to win it and Federer did, that's why he felt so happy I guess, this match against Nole, he completely outplayed him.

sawan66278
09-06-2008, 10:46 PM
My overall impressions about the men's semi:

Djokovic was, for the most part, completely shell-shocked by the response he received when he entered the stadium. Its one thing to know that "boos" are coming, but to experience the venom. He was very unsettled, and Roger played a wonderful first set.

Second, set, Novak settled down...and Roger choked away the set, blowing an easy forehand (further evidence that Roger is not the Roger he once was). The third set was very tight, and but for a few points here and there (and a genius overhead off an overhead from Roger---Novak will be dreaming about overheads for months), Novak may have taken it. The fourth set...once Djokovic got broken, he gave up...cowardly, I might add...not even attempting to chase down a drop shot in the last game...and giving up on a forehand on match point. A disgrace for the world #3.

All, in all, Roger served well, and hit some nice shots...but was WAY too defensive, and his court positioning reminded me of "clay court Rafa"...too far back...and no real stick on his groundstrokes. His serve saved him (as it did last year when he started to fade). Novak showed he could overpower Roger, but his heart was taken away from him by the response he received at the beginning. Congratulations to Roger...sticking it to Novak's parents who spoke so disrespectfully of him this year. No chance for him to give up like he did in Monte Carlo...an actual victory for Federer.

As for Djokovic, this tourney was an absolute nightmare for him. As the saying goes, "the chickens came home to roost". He reaped what he sowed...by his gamesmanship, fake injuries, and lack of decorum and respect (for fans and fellow players). Last year, he was the "darling" of tennis...and people expected HUGE things for him. These things may happen, but the road to where he feels he "deserves" to be will be MUCH harder now. He entered the tourney with the positive legacy from last year, and leaves this year as the most hated man in the sport. The victory over Roddick cost him whatever good will was left...and it will take a long time for him to recover.

Plus, up and comers like Murray and Del Potro...and Kei...and Ernest...etc...are waiting...and the rise to the throne appears to be much more difficult than the Djokovics anticipated. They've been given a heaping piece of "humble pie", and, rather than react with anger and scorn, should reflect on how they got to where they are today...and realize: if one dances, one must pay the piper. Novak danced for a long time...and he paid with his reputation going down the drain.

SwiSha
09-06-2008, 10:48 PM
:haha: i love that completely shell shocked

vucina
09-06-2008, 10:53 PM
My overall impressions about the men's semi:

Djokovic was, for the most part, completely shell-shocked by the response he received when he entered the stadium. Its one thing to know that "boos" are coming, but to experience the venom. He was very unsettled, and Roger played a wonderful first set.

Second, set, Novak settled down...and Roger choked away the set, blowing an easy forehand (further evidence that Roger is not the Roger he once was). The third set was very tight, and but for a few points here and there (and a genius overhead off an overhead from Roger---Novak will be dreaming about overheads for months), Novak may have taken it. The fourth set...once Djokovic got broken, he gave up...cowardly, I might add...not even attempting to chase down a drop shot in the last game...and giving up on a forehand on match point. A disgrace for the world #3.

All, in all, Roger served well, and hit some nice shots...but was WAY too defensive, and his court positioning reminded me of "clay court Rafa"...too far back...and no real stick on his groundstrokes. His serve saved him (as it did last year when he started to fade). Novak showed he could overpower Roger, but his heart was taken away from him by the response he received at the beginning. Congratulations to Roger...sticking it to Novak's parents who spoke so disrespectfully of him this year. No chance for him to give up like he did in Monte Carlo...an actual victory for Federer.

As for Djokovic, this tourney was an absolute nightmare for him. As the saying goes, "the chickens came home to roost". He reaped what he sowed...by his gamesmanship, fake injuries, and lack of decorum and respect (for fans and fellow players). Last year, he was the "darling" of tennis...and people expected HUGE things for him. These things may happen, but the road to where he feels he "deserves" to be will be MUCH harder now. He entered the tourney with the positive legacy from last year, and leaves this year as the most hated man in the sport. The victory over Roddick cost him whatever good will was left...and it will take a long time for him to recover.

Plus, up and comers like Murray and Del Potro...and Kei...and Ernest...etc...are waiting...and the rise to the throne appears to be much more difficult than the Djokovics anticipated. They've been given a heaping piece of "humble pie", and, rather than react with anger and scorn, should reflect on how they got to where they are today...and realize: if one dances, one must pay the piper. Novak danced for a long time...and he paid with his reputation going down the drain.

You're almost a middle aged man, stop reading comic books.

sawan66278
09-06-2008, 11:00 PM
You're almost a middle aged man, stop reading comic books.

Tell that to the Japanese: manga is the #1 form of literature read by ALL AGES.

Bascule
09-06-2008, 11:05 PM
You're almost a middle aged man, stop reading comic books.

:haha: :yeah:

EternalxJourney
09-06-2008, 11:07 PM
Djokovic was fine today. He applauded great shots when he saw them and, as usual when he loses, smiled and gave a nice handshake at the net. Those are some things I like about him.

Definitely. I'm not a big fan of his, but he's not the villain everyone wants to make him out to be. I really think Novak is genuinely a nice person. From what I've seen when I was at US Open past few years, he's always been very nice and friendly to fans. Hopefully next year will bring better luck to him in New York.

ROGER:yeah::woohoo: I'm so happy for him. Take the trophy home please!

nobama
09-06-2008, 11:15 PM
Great win for Roger but reports of him being back to "his normal brilliant self" (as per the media) are greatly exaggerated. His serve was cooking but the rest of his game was not. He's going to need to play like JesusFed again in the final, whoever he faces.As if you even care. :rolleyes:

BigJohn
09-06-2008, 11:15 PM
My overall impressions about the men's semi:

Djokovic was, for the most part, completely shell-shocked by the response he received when he entered the stadium. Its one thing to know that "boos" are coming, but to experience the venom. He was very unsettled, and Roger played a wonderful first set.

Second, set, Novak settled down...and Roger choked away the set, blowing an easy forehand (further evidence that Roger is not the Roger he once was). The third set was very tight, and but for a few points here and there (and a genius overhead off an overhead from Roger---Novak will be dreaming about overheads for months), Novak may have taken it. The fourth set...once Djokovic got broken, he gave up...cowardly, I might add...not even attempting to chase down a drop shot in the last game...and giving up on a forehand on match point. A disgrace for the world #3.

All, in all, Roger served well, and hit some nice shots...but was WAY too defensive, and his court positioning reminded me of "clay court Rafa"...too far back...and no real stick on his groundstrokes. His serve saved him (as it did last year when he started to fade). Novak showed he could overpower Roger, but his heart was taken away from him by the response he received at the beginning. Congratulations to Roger...sticking it to Novak's parents who spoke so disrespectfully of him this year. No chance for him to give up like he did in Monte Carlo...an actual victory for Federer.

As for Djokovic, this tourney was an absolute nightmare for him. As the saying goes, "the chickens came home to roost". He reaped what he sowed...by his gamesmanship, fake injuries, and lack of decorum and respect (for fans and fellow players). Last year, he was the "darling" of tennis...and people expected HUGE things for him. These things may happen, but the road to where he feels he "deserves" to be will be MUCH harder now. He entered the tourney with the positive legacy from last year, and leaves this year as the most hated man in the sport. The victory over Roddick cost him whatever good will was left...and it will take a long time for him to recover.

Plus, up and comers like Murray and Del Potro...and Kei...and Ernest...etc...are waiting...and the rise to the throne appears to be much more difficult than the Djokovics anticipated. They've been given a heaping piece of "humble pie", and, rather than react with anger and scorn, should reflect on how they got to where they are today...and realize: if one dances, one must pay the piper. Novak danced for a long time...and he paid with his reputation going down the drain.

Interesting observations on the atmosphere during the match from a New Yorker point of view. Many good points also about the legacy of the Djokovic-Roddick match.

Sunset of Age
09-06-2008, 11:16 PM
Definitely. I'm not a big fan of his, but he's not the villain everyone wants to make him out to be. I really think Novak is genuinely a nice person. From what I've seen when I was at US Open past few years, he's always been very nice and friendly to fans. Hopefully next year will bring better luck to him in New York.

Well said. Djoko applauded several of Roger's great shots today, and Roger returned the compliment with a 'well played'-remark somewhere during the match, when Djoko managed an awesome passing shot at him. :yeah:
I loved to see them both friendly to each other at the net. :D

crude oil
09-06-2008, 11:49 PM
If 18 out of 30 sound pretty good to you then ok. :shrug: Even Djokovic had bigger percentage: 24 out of 39.

2% bigger for novak...i think one needs to watch the match to determine whether 62% is good or not. Novak passed roger pretty well today and i wouldnt call blame roger on those shots but when he came in he didnt make too many mistakes...only one or two i can remember and hit some brilliant ones as well.

statistics are just numbers unless you interpret them correctly.

Many people today look at novak's body language today and say he didn't care or didn't try but that is not what i saw in the 2nd set or even early in the 4th set.

Novak always looks like he is on his death bed...that's just how he is...breathing hard, bending over etc.

zethand
09-07-2008, 12:10 AM
"Novak will never lose to Federer again."


what a famous quote...

God Federer, thanks for blessing us.

zethand
09-07-2008, 12:17 AM
When he's losing he does.

Good observation!

leng jai
09-07-2008, 12:20 AM
Fedmug still played some awful stuff in the second and third sets, especially with his volleying and return of serves. His serving was awesome and the first set was a forehand master class.,

As for Fakervic, another match where his absolute lack of character shows through. Good acting between every point giving off the impression he was physically dying and didn't give a fuck :rolleyes: This guy fakes 24/7, a complete stain on the game.

Chiseller
09-07-2008, 12:32 AM
Sooo far from a novak fan but imo he has had a good year...he won a slam and an Olympic medal. I think dude should be happy with his year. Dude just needs to respect his competitors and find some humility...him and his family.

dude, what the fuck :haha:

NicolasKiefer44
09-07-2008, 01:06 AM
Novak sent home. Order is restored.

Lucilla
09-07-2008, 01:08 AM
Please win the US Open, Roger. :)

Kworb
09-07-2008, 01:14 AM
It was so condescending of Novak to applaud Roger's great shots. That's what you do when a player who is greatly inferior to you wins a point with some nice play. Not someone who hits those shots routinely. Novak is arrogance incarnate.

NicolasKiefer44
09-07-2008, 01:17 AM
It was so condescending of Novak to applaud Roger's great shots. That's what you do when a player who is greatly inferior to you wins a point with some nice play. Not someone who hits those shots routinely. Novak is arrogance incarnate.

Novak was sent home by the Fed. That is a perfect ending to the 2008 grand slam season for the Joker. Enjoy it. Smile. Don't let the Joker bother you. I certainly am smiling about this.

Guns N Pieces
09-07-2008, 01:18 AM
A nice match. I think Djoko could have played a bit better. Hillarious when the crowd cheered when he made an error and he held up his hand in triumph. :lol:

Djoko has been treated unfairly in NY.

Now Fed is ready for the 13th. Hopefully he can take at least one slam next year too, preferably wimbledon. :D

victor_gospo
09-07-2008, 01:25 AM
Well done Roger

Djokovic is not even worth talking about

WNB
09-07-2008, 01:28 AM
Truly pathetic how so many people rate Federers performance as "Amazing" or "Stunning". Just reminds me why I don't like this sport as much as I could/should.

It's all about the serve. Really. If Roger would've served badly this match and not hit like 20 aces (and twice as many half-aces), people would've been totally dissapointed in his performance and the old King would've walked of the court as a looser.

Sure, he played great tennis in the first set. But the rest of the match was pretty much all-serve and a few amazing winners. Followed by numerous easy UE's. How anyone can seriously insist this was a great overal performance from Federer, is beyond me. Considering his recent form, a solid performance, yes. But far from great.

Baghdatis72
09-07-2008, 01:30 AM
Congratulations for another US Open and another Grand Slam for Federer. Even the weather seems to favor him. Whoever wins the other SF it will be very hard to compete with a fully rested Federer.

It's coincidental but it's true.

GhostUnholy
09-07-2008, 01:36 AM
Batman kills the joker.

Merton
09-07-2008, 01:41 AM
A pleasant surprise for me, very glad that Roger proved me wrong. :yeah: :D

WNB
09-07-2008, 01:41 AM
It was so condescending of Novak to applaud Roger's great shots. That's what you do when a player who is greatly inferior to you wins a point with some nice play. Not someone who hits those shots routinely. Novak is arrogance incarnate.

Oh please shut up already, would you? :o And that goes to all you people out there who are so desperately trying to make Nole the villain of tennis. Sure, that would ad some flavour to it all, to have this official bad guy as No. 3 behind the good guys. But isn't this starting to get a little bit too childish already?

The Djoker's apparently not the guy you're all looking for, sorry. Guess you'll have to stick to your comic books if you're so desperate to have a villain everywhere.

krystlel
09-07-2008, 01:42 AM
Disappointing match for someone like me, watching from a neutral point of view, especially in the second and third sets. Both players played average tennis in the middle part of the match, where the accuracy and shot selections for both players was uninspired to say the least.

It looked like Federer had this match under control despite the set he dropped where he played one very poor service game. I liked the way Federer was moving up the court especially on the forehand side in the first set and he was able to control that part of the match then he didn't have the same sense of urgency in the next two sets. The fourth set, especially the beginning of it was easily the best part of the match where Djokovic tried to take control of the rallies and Federer raised his level to keep up with him, but as soon as Federer gained the ascendency, he was able to put him away comfortably in the fourth set.

Corey Feldman
09-07-2008, 01:43 AM
I see a lot of fedtards having a dig at Srdjan and Dijana. But you know what, it was Federer who started all of this, when he decided to act like a big brother to his useless, choking admirer Wawrinka after that DC match in 2006. Not Nole, nor his parents have said anything against Roger before that "he's a joke" incident. Of course he became Djokovic enemy number 1 after that.Nole abused the rules - and a player called him on it ... Fed was not the first and not the last since then, ask yourself who is in the wrong.

Congratulations for another US Open and another Grand Slam for Federer. Even the weather seems to favor him. Whoever wins the other SF it will be very hard to compete with a fully rested Federer.

It's coincidental but it's true.Think you are getting a bit far ahead

Ok so Nadal/Murray play an extra day.. but its like 2 BO3 matches rather than one long match - should be perfectly ok for the final .. and winner will probably be favourite to beat Federer.

Merton
09-07-2008, 01:47 AM
Nole must have mixed feelings about his year, on one hand he won his 1st slam but on the other hand he failed to capitalize on opportunities like facing Rafa indoors on a low bouncing clay court in Hamburg and facing Roger not at the top of his game at the US Open. It is revealing that in both cases he invoked "bad luck" in his press conferences but I am sure he will take a good look at his year once he gets some distance from his current emotional turmoil.

Another thing to consider is that he does not seem to be the type to use his emotions as a fuel to success, like Hewitt for example, thriving in front of a hostile crowd during his win at the 2001 US Open. Since that is the case, it seems it would be better for him to keep a low profile and let his tennis speak for himself.

l_mac
09-07-2008, 01:54 AM
Since that is the case, it seems it would be better for him to keep a low profile and let his tennis speak for himself.

Maybe this is it speaking for itself. Good, but not quite good enough.

ChinoRios4Ever
09-07-2008, 01:59 AM
biggest win for MonoFed :worship: thank god that was vs Fakervic

Baghdatis72
09-07-2008, 02:01 AM
Think you are getting a bit far ahead

Ok so Nadal/Murray play an extra day.. but its like 2 BO3 matches rather than one long match - should be perfectly ok for the final .. and winner will probably be favourite to beat Federer.

In any way having to continue their match the day before the day of the final is not the best for any of the two. This is true especially if the match goes to 4 or 5 sets.

Branimir
09-07-2008, 02:02 AM
@Merton

No, it's not the crowd. In AO 2008 crowd was way more against him, than one today.
It's that Nole lost confidence after 3 losses to Nadal earlier this year. That's what killed Nole.
That's the reason he lost to Safin, and that's the reason his year is going downward.

federernadalfan
09-07-2008, 02:04 AM
awesome display by fed, novak bending down appropriately

FairWeatherFan
09-07-2008, 02:19 AM
The King lives! Long live the King! :worship:

FairWeatherFan
09-07-2008, 02:25 AM
As if you even care. :rolleyes:

No offence, but is it really necessary for you to put a 6 meg .gif file in your signature? It's a waste of people's bandwith to load that thing.

wilmar
09-07-2008, 02:35 AM
It is revealing that in both cases he invoked "bad luck" in his press conferences but I am sure he will take a good look at his year once he gets some distance from his current emotional turmoil.

He was "unlucky" he lost the 3rd set. It is "bad luck" he had to play just 31 hours after the night match.

If luck is such a huge factor for his tennis losses, he might have better luck out of the tennis court and at the roulette table.

Until Novak acknowledges his own flaws and fallability, he will never improve as a player. His towering pride stops him from admitting he may have yet to reach the level he thought he's scaled.

And if he was made of sterner stuff, he would not crumble and fail to over take Nadal as the then-#2 given several chances. And now failing to overtake Federer as the now-#2, I'm sure will do his confidence no better. But will he face up to it and realise it is really more than just "bad luck"?

I also thought the lack of mental toughness is revealing that Novak has yet to defend any of his titles so far this year, (if at all in his career?). AO 2009 would be very revealing.

Another thing to consider is that he does not seem to be the type to use his emotions as a fuel to success, like Hewitt for example, thriving in front of a hostile crowd during his win at the 2001 US Open. Since that is the case, it seems it would be better for him to keep a low profile and let his tennis speak for himself.

I used to loathe Hewitt to the max when he was at the peak of his game (but not any more now). Hewitt was way more thick-skinned than Novak and never plays the pity card. Hewitt never make any apologies for his "bad" behaviour. At least "haters" will give him credit for his consistency and laying down the cards.

Novak, on the other hand, wants to have his cake and eat it, or maybe he just can't decide which role he wants to assume. This anti-tide largely stems from the fact that Novak wants to act the villian but expects to be sympathised as a victim. And I think this really separates him from past tennis villians.

Forehander
09-07-2008, 02:39 AM
Man some of you guys are talking about Federer his old form coming back etc... Sorry but noooooo way that was a good performance against Djokovic. Other than the brilliant 1st set and his serve overall, his footwork and ball striking was atrocious. If he was doing a 40 yard side run I can assure he is atleast a second slower than what he was use to capable of. He was continously on the defense playing 2-3m behind the baseline and made the most ridiculous unforced errors. Forehand? Pfft... it's just no good anymore. No confidence in the shots at all. Sure, Djokovic's serve is pretty darn hard to read, but Fed's return of serve is probably the worst I've ever seen from Federer. He got the job done sure, but Djokovic was the one that lost it himself. Obviously he was mentally very demotivated today. I wouldn't say he was outplayed by Federer at all. But I'm very happy Federer won nonetheless and kick this faker out of the tournament. Hope he can claim his 5th consecutive US Open. GOod luck ROger!!! YOU NEED IT!!!

Corey Feldman
09-07-2008, 02:44 AM
wonder why this thread isnt up to 600+ posts yet like Andy-Nole match ;)

WNB
09-07-2008, 02:47 AM
He was "unlucky" he lost the 3rd set. It is "bad luck" he had to play just 31 hours after the night match.

If luck is such a huge factor for his tennis losses, he might have better luck out of the tennis court and at the roulette table.

Until Novak acknowledges his own flaws and fallability, he will never improve as a player. His towering pride stops him from admitting he may have yet to reach the level he thought he's scaled.

And if he was made of sterner stuff, he would not crumble and fail to over take Nadal as the then-#2 given several chances. And now failing to overtake Federer as the now-#2, I'm sure will do his confidence no better. But will he face up to it and realise it is really more than just "bad luck"?

I also thought the lack of mental toughness is revealing that Novak has yet to defend any of his titles so far this year, (if at all in his career?). AO 2009 would be very revealing.



I used to loathe Hewitt to the max when he was at the peak of his game (but not any more now). Hewitt was way more thick-skinned than Novak and never plays the pity card. Hewitt never make any apologies for his "bad" behaviour. At least "haters" will give him credit for his consistency and laying down the cards.

Novak, on the other hand, wants to have his cake and eat it, or maybe he just can't decide which role he wants to assume. This anti-tide largely stems from the fact that Novak wants to act the villian but expects to be sympathised as a victim.

Good point there, about him expecting to be sympathised as a victim. As that's exactly what I think he was trying to get from the NY crowd after the Roddick match, sympathy. Foolishly so. Seemed like he wasn't really aware of what he was saying, and WHERE he was saying it. Guess he's not the brightest player on the tour, but no way is he consciously trying to act as a villain of any kind.

Fee
09-07-2008, 02:54 AM
wonder why this thread isnt up to 600+ posts yet like Andy-Nole match ;)

lack of sexual tension between the players in this match, unlike Thursday night. ;)