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AO R3 Federer def. Safin 6-3,6-2,7-6

jeremda01
01-23-2009, 12:42 PM
Go feds

habibko
01-23-2009, 12:42 PM
solid first two sets from Federer (painting the lines on many occasions :drool:) and erratic from Safin with too many UE, in the third set Safin was much better but too little too late, Safin foot faulted in the tiebreak :o

well done Roger :banana: Berdych next.

Federer stats:
1st serve%: 60%
W/UE: 26/28
break pts won: 3/4

Safin stats:
1st serve%: 51%
W/UE: 33/33
breka pts won: 0/0

HeretiC
01-23-2009, 12:42 PM
Go jeremda01. :bowdown:

MatchFederer
01-23-2009, 12:43 PM
Federer was PUMPED at the end and it's good to see!

lina_seta
01-23-2009, 12:43 PM
awful tiebreak... awesome second set (fed)
never in doubt though
go roger!

Johnny Groove
01-23-2009, 12:43 PM
Roger was great in this one. Marat showed some nice fight in that third set and had some chances.

Fed should make the semis at least no problem.

Caio_Brasil
01-23-2009, 12:43 PM
:(

shotgun
01-23-2009, 12:44 PM
As expected, Safin could only match him for one set.

Machiavelli
01-23-2009, 12:44 PM
amazing match point, bekhand supreme from Roger

crude oil
01-23-2009, 12:45 PM
good mental toughness from federer there after almost choking the tb, he comes up with three fantastic points.

HeretiC
01-23-2009, 12:45 PM
This is the third time I've seen Safin with a foot fault for crossing the imaginary middle line and all of them on crucial points. At least this time the middle line judge called it, first two times it was a baseline judge.:eek:

FedFan_2007
01-23-2009, 12:45 PM
Amazing Roger. :worship: I never doubted you for a microsecond.

Mrs. B
01-23-2009, 12:46 PM
well done, Roger! :)

Marat :hug:

FedFan_2007
01-23-2009, 12:46 PM
This is the third time I've seen Safin with a foot fault for crossing the imaginary middle line and all of them on crucial points. At least this time the middle line judge called it, first two times it was a baseline judge.:eek:

Safin footfaults practically the whole match. I can understand why he was mad - if you're not calling it the whole match and then sudden in the tiebreaker call it at such a crucial spot it's unfair.

Burrow
01-23-2009, 12:47 PM
Unlucky son, he gave it his best in the final set and he got the footfault out of his mind well.

superslam77
01-23-2009, 12:47 PM
rogi looking good :cool:

:wavey:

ClaudiuS
01-23-2009, 12:47 PM
Very good match.

the match point bh winner was :worship:

EnriqueIG8
01-23-2009, 12:47 PM
Quality stuff from Fed. Backhand looked okay today, serving was clutch. Berdych and Del Potro/Cilic shouldn't be a problem.

Tess Gray
01-23-2009, 12:48 PM
That footfault :help:

Good job Fed :):hug:

Kolya
01-23-2009, 12:48 PM
Great foot fault call in the tiebreak by the central linesman!

He knows his rules! :lol:

bluefork
01-23-2009, 12:49 PM
Great play from Feds. It's a shame Safin had to play Federer so early, as he looked to be playing well this tournament.

Safin and Federer often brought out the best in each other. It's too bad there won't be many more of these matches.

coria_fan
01-23-2009, 12:49 PM
Federer is monster.. :help::fiery: Too bad for Marat..

castle007
01-23-2009, 12:49 PM
Federer was clutch in the third set. Awesome stuff by The Federer. :)

I thought that he was going to lose the set after surrendering a 4-1 lead.

Take this title Fed!! :D

finishingmove
01-23-2009, 12:49 PM
the match was pathetic, but the foot fault call was beyond it.

adee-gee
01-23-2009, 12:50 PM
Lucky backhand shank on match point for FedMug.

FedFan_2007
01-23-2009, 12:50 PM
Most amazing stat - Federer did not allow a single break point chance against him.

PoliFanAthic
01-23-2009, 12:50 PM
Very poor first two sets by Marat.

FedFan_2007
01-23-2009, 12:51 PM
Lucky backhand shank on match point for FedMug.

Fucking hater. Mugs all around MTF these days! :rolleyes:

Bernard Black
01-23-2009, 12:51 PM
Great effort from Federer, kept the intensity high up until the stumble in the final tiebreak but got over the line with that amazing passing shot.

Nothing Safin could do really. Perhaps could have served better but Federer's supreme anticipation make his big first serves look average unless he hits the line every time.

ORGASMATRON
01-23-2009, 12:52 PM
The AO just got pwned.

Machiavelli
01-23-2009, 12:52 PM
Lucky backhand shank on match point for FedMug.

You can do better the this Adam :wavey:, it was a supreme shot from Roger...

Anyway my pick tonight is Tommy Haas, you shall see....

Corey Feldman
01-23-2009, 12:54 PM
played alright

Diprosalic
01-23-2009, 12:54 PM
Right now in the Swiss German interview:
After the question why Federer remained at the Top and Safin did not Federer criticized Safin and Nalbandian for the lack of passion and commitment

ORGASMATRON
01-23-2009, 12:54 PM
Most amazing stat - Federer did not allow a single break point chance against him.

Wrong. Most amazing stat is Roger has more unforced errors then winners, while Marat was 50/50.

CescAndyKimi
01-23-2009, 12:55 PM
Federer wasn't stunning, i think Safin played quite poorly in the first and second and we all saw what happened when he raised his game.
Federer will definitely have trouble should he meet an inform Del potro IMO.

stzenit
01-23-2009, 12:55 PM
Congrats Roger. Deserved the win played well i hope he goes on and wins the Title he is the GOAT in my eyes.
Well Safin has been my favorite player since Roland Garros 1998 when he made that brilliant run as a qualifier(downing Agassi and Kuerten). He has brought me many wonderful memories and $hit loads of heart break too. I wish him luck for the rest of the season, he is passed his best, i wanted him to play out his final year on a high especially at the Aus Open, however now i just hope he wins the St.Petersburg Open. Mainly because i am sick of watching Murray win it time and time again :lol:

Safin hit more winners just like Korolev :lol:
I wasn't disappointed from his display 33 winners 33 unforced errors(28 UF errors from Fed)...Federer served very smartly thats all i can say and tactically he played the match right.

Good Luck Roger!
Good Luck Safin!

elessar
01-23-2009, 12:55 PM
RogiGOAT :inlove: no way he wins AO if he keeps coughing up all those UEs but once again some brillant shots.

HeretiC
01-23-2009, 12:57 PM
The truth is that Marat could not do much better in this match, the only remark is that he was risking too much going for the lines all the time and he wasn't patient enough at some rallies trying to go for immidiate winners instead of staying a bit longer in a rally for a better chance.

Andi-M
01-23-2009, 12:59 PM
Expected.

Jōris
01-23-2009, 01:00 PM
Safin retired in 2006 but forgot to tell anyone.

crude oil
01-23-2009, 01:00 PM
federer got through but this tells us little about how federer will play against murray, djoker or nadal.

but it was a nice prep for berdman and del potro

Commander Data
01-23-2009, 01:01 PM
God Job Rog! Fed will make the finals without much problems..

Arkulari
01-23-2009, 01:01 PM
Roger played two solid first sets and then went second gear, the last shot was :worship:

Marat didn't play bad, but he was no match for Roger today ;)

Now it's time to get some revenge on Berdych :devil:

PoliFanAthic
01-23-2009, 01:02 PM
The truth is that Marat could not do much better in this match, the only remark is that he was risking too much going for the lines all the time and he wasn't patient enough at some rallies trying to go for immidiate winners instead of staying a bit longer in a rally for a better chance.

I think Marat could've definitely done better, his serves in the first two sets were very disappointing (43% and 50% first serve in, and pretty low win % on the first serve).

Stroba
01-23-2009, 01:06 PM
Wrong. Most amazing stat is Roger has more unforced errors then winners, while Marat was 50/50.

I think the Winners/UE ratio is misleading in this match, quality was definitely better than that stat suggests. I thought they were hitting winners all over the place but often they got a racket on the ball but just couldn't handle it because of the depth and pace.

Very good from Roger for the first 2 sets. Movement and forehand was close to his best IMO in those sets. Should be confindent for the upcoming match(es).

Stroba
01-23-2009, 01:06 PM
Wrong. Most amazing stat is Roger has more unforced errors then winners, while Marat was 50/50.

I think the Winners/UE ratio is misleading in this match, quality was definitely better than that stat suggests. I thought they were hitting winners all over the place but often they got a racket on the ball but just couldn't handle it because of the depth and pace.

Very good from Roger for the first 2 sets. Movement and forehand was close to his best IMO in those sets. Should be confindent for the upcoming match(es).

finishingmove
01-23-2009, 01:08 PM
hard to hit a winner versus marat "wheelchair" safin.

i'm surprised he got the third set to a tiebreak.

bokehlicious
01-23-2009, 01:12 PM
Safin was just as good as he was at last year's Wimbledon... Too bad he didn't have to face Novak this time around :( :sad:

Commander Data
01-23-2009, 01:12 PM
Safin in 4...


Amazing Roger. :worship: I never doubted you for a microsecond.


You are a liar and traitor. You should be executed in public by the Fed-community. I would throw the first stone :devil:

Art&Soul
01-23-2009, 01:12 PM
The mad russian has no answer for the King today :yeah: Keep it up Roger :angel::banana::rocker:

finishingmove
01-23-2009, 01:13 PM
Safin was just as good as he was at last year's Wimbledon... Too bad he didn't have to face Novak this time around :( :sad:

apart from not being able to get a first serve in this time around, but yeah.

Jaz
01-23-2009, 01:15 PM
Federer was very solid.

Serve is very good and improving, imo.

Lost concentration in the 3rd set and nearly completely lost it. UE's skyrocketed in the 3rd set obviously, otherwise I think he'll make the semi's atleast.

bokehlicious
01-23-2009, 01:17 PM
apart from not being able to get a first serve in this time around, but yeah.

Sure, he would've toyed with Fed if it wasn't for an aweful serving day... Tough luck.

CooCooCachoo
01-23-2009, 01:18 PM
Nice match from Roger :yeah:

Loved the foot-fault call in the tie-break. Seemed like it was an actual fault, and it had to be called :yeah:

finishingmove
01-23-2009, 01:18 PM
Sure, he would've toyed with Fed if it wasn't for an aweful serving day... Tough luck.

it would make a huge difference since people at their age rely heavily on their serve to bail them out.

Arkulari
01-23-2009, 01:19 PM
and the best part was that the umpire didn't even blink even if Marat is like a foot taller than him :lol:

Corey Feldman
01-23-2009, 01:21 PM
Safin was just as good as he was at last year's Wimbledon... Too bad he didn't have to face Novak this time around :( :sad:how can you say that about you're new 2nd fave player Nole

:o

alfonsojose
01-23-2009, 01:21 PM
Nice last match, Marat :wavey:

bokehlicious
01-23-2009, 01:23 PM
it would make a huge difference since people at their age rely heavily on their serve to bail them out.

Too true, if it wasn't for his Karlovic-like serve, Santoro would've had to retire years ago... :lol: :hug: :hug:

bokehlicious
01-23-2009, 01:24 PM
how can you say that about you're new 2nd fave player Nole

:o

I am a new fan of Nole :shrug: :angel:, still I'm aware he's no Fed :shrug: :o :p

finishingmove
01-23-2009, 01:25 PM
well some people know tennis, and some how to serve...

:lol:

RogerFan82
01-23-2009, 01:28 PM
Keep sawin' wood, Roger !!! AO is yours, for the taking. :yeah:

Monteque
01-23-2009, 01:31 PM
next berdych but it's a cakewalk for fed at least until semi.

HeretiC
01-23-2009, 01:31 PM
Federer will definitely have trouble should he meet an inform Del potro IMO.

Del Potro's game ain't dangerous for Federer. :shrug:

bokehlicious
01-23-2009, 01:33 PM
Fed dedicates this win to Saumon :cool: :worship: :D

Corey Feldman
01-23-2009, 01:48 PM
Fed dedicates this win to Saumon :cool: :worship: :Dwhy to that walloon ?

rwn
01-23-2009, 02:07 PM
You are a liar and traitor. You should be executed in public by the Fed-community. I would throw the first stone :devil:

:drool:

Ad Wim
01-23-2009, 02:11 PM
It is no football where the ref has to feel the game. Foot fault is foot fault, period.

Daniel
01-23-2009, 02:12 PM
:yeah:

your_valentine
01-23-2009, 02:14 PM
Loved this match, Safin got schooled :hearts: Fed the GOAT :worship:

scarecrows
01-23-2009, 02:19 PM
Del Potro's game ain't dangerous for Federer. :shrug:

people forget how much Del Potro hates playing the low backhand and how much Fed loves playing the low slice crosscourt

Saumon
01-23-2009, 02:20 PM
why to that walloon ?

because I'm his number 1 fan :shrug:

Machiavelli
01-23-2009, 02:22 PM
people forget how much Del Potro hates playing the low backhand and how much Fed loves playing the low slice crosscourt

nicely said, and Delpo firstly has to come through an in-form Cilic, who says we won't be seeing Fed-Cilic...

Deivid23
01-23-2009, 02:37 PM
That linesman calling a footfault at 1-3 in the tiebreaker should be given a beatdown, what a fucking retard :retard:

Polikarpov
01-23-2009, 02:39 PM
A convincing win at last.

miura
01-23-2009, 02:56 PM
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HKz
01-23-2009, 02:57 PM
Expected and I called it on the Australian Open's website where that one guy who posted a article claiming that Safin would seriously defeat Federer in 5 sets... I mean that is a huge joke. When Safin was in form, there was still a huge gap between Roger and him. I mean I like Safin don't get me wrong, but he definately isn't going to be able to do anything right now when he is totally out of shape and not hitting like he used to.

Tommy fan
01-23-2009, 03:05 PM
Nice match :D
Well done Roger, good luck for the rest of the tourny

Marat :awww:

Crazy Girl
01-23-2009, 03:14 PM
:hatoff:Just do it.:hatoff:

Forehander
01-23-2009, 03:26 PM
Safin footfaults practically the whole match. I can understand why he was mad - if you're not calling it the whole match and then sudden in the tiebreaker call it at such a crucial spot it's unfair.

:haha:

Sebby
01-23-2009, 04:20 PM
Nevermind. Safin still the best street fighter.

Psichogauchovna
01-23-2009, 04:21 PM
in three sets as expected. Marat, bad luck with the draw :sad:

habibko
01-23-2009, 04:28 PM
some Fed interviews and short highlights of the match

MwXalStIKSQ

Nevermind. Safin still the best street fighter.

welcome back Sebby :D

GlennMirnyi
01-23-2009, 04:32 PM
well some people know tennis, and some how to serve...

:lol:

Serving is tennis. :)

Sebby
01-23-2009, 04:45 PM
welcome back Sebby :D

:hatoff:

The_Nadal_effect
01-23-2009, 04:54 PM
Safin & the linesman! :rolls:

gillian
01-23-2009, 04:57 PM
solid first two sets from Federer (painting the lines on many occasions :drool:) and erratic from Safin with too many UE, in the third set Safin was much better but too little too late, Safin foot faulted in the tiebreak :o

This has been the trend in their last few matches.

Clydey
01-23-2009, 05:01 PM
played alright

It was ok. Nothing to write home about. :shrug:

safinalium
01-23-2009, 05:53 PM
This was Safin's last match at Melbourne...
It's definitely not the best way to end his most successful GS with a 3 set loss and stupid linesman but im glad that he played against a classy opponent and didn't lose against some unknown guy. Have a great farewell year, Marat :hug:

FedererBulgaria
01-23-2009, 06:32 PM
Well done:worship:C`mon Fed win AO:devil:

biological
01-23-2009, 06:48 PM
Thank you Roger :worship: Some of the points on those higlight vids are :drool:

14th slam! :rocker2:

gmak
01-23-2009, 06:52 PM
f*cking footfault :mad: :(

marat :hug: almost got it to 4

gulzhan
01-23-2009, 06:54 PM
Safin retired in 2006 but forgot to tell anyone.

tell that to Nalbandian :ras: Safin at least lead his team to DC victory. and meanwhile, during the retirement, got into semi of Wimbledon.

ORGASMATRON
01-23-2009, 06:57 PM
Roger is unstoppable in this mood, last year he got unlucky with the mono. This year we could see the old Fed again.

tealeaves
01-23-2009, 07:01 PM
Fedex:)
4 more matches

moon language
01-23-2009, 07:11 PM
Totally expected result. I couldn't believe the commentators hyping this match up as if the 2009 Safin bears any resemblance to the prime one.

Ciarán.
01-23-2009, 07:25 PM
Marat :hug:

RagingLamb
01-23-2009, 07:32 PM
Fed played very well. It seems he's getting better with every match.

Safin didn't move well at all.

groundstroke
01-23-2009, 07:37 PM
I had one of those FedererMoments at 2-4 in the second set when Federer produced that cross court forehand winner, it was... unbelievable to say the least, it was right after the 2 hawk-eye challenges from Safin.

Federer is getting closer to his old form, all he has to do now is beat Nadal once.

ChinoRios4Ever
01-23-2009, 08:08 PM
JesusFed at times, well done Rogelio :yeah:

Marat :sad:

Arkulari
01-23-2009, 08:16 PM
that BH at MP was :drool:
everything is working perfectly for Roger :D

FedFan_2007
01-23-2009, 09:01 PM
JesusFed for 75% of the match, getting there...

Dini
01-23-2009, 09:15 PM
Fedfan seriously you are so two faced...first you say Safin will win in 4, then you say after the win that you never doubted Fed for a microsecond. That just proves what I thought all along, you only support him when he is winning confidently and having those GOAT moments.

Shame.

FedFan_2007
01-23-2009, 09:17 PM
Fedfan seriously you are so two faced...first you say Safin will win in 4, then you say after the win that you never doubted Fed for a microsecond. That just proves what I thought all along, you only support him when he is winning confidently and having those GOAT moments.

Shame.

I expect nothing less then excellence from Roger. He created a monster and I am abiding by that. Curse me if you wish, but I do not cheer on mediocrity and will call out Roger on it! :p

BTW, I am expecting your vote for 2009 ACC!

leng jai
01-23-2009, 09:26 PM
Fedfan is the ultimate insecure fangirl.

FedFan_2007
01-23-2009, 09:30 PM
Fedfan is the ultimate insecure fangirl.

I'm a fanboi, not a fangirl. Also I'd much appreciate your vote for 2009 ACC.

Arkulari
01-23-2009, 09:32 PM
I won't vote for you, one thing is being a funny ACC contender and another being a downright troll like you :shrug:

habibko
01-23-2009, 10:46 PM
I won't vote for you, one thing is being a funny ACC contender and another being a downright troll like you :shrug:

I agree, since he keeps asking for it, I won't be surprised when hardly anyone votes for him, I won't vote either :shrug:

you are just a fan of success FedFan.

FedFan_2007
01-23-2009, 10:51 PM
I agree, since he keeps asking for it, I won't be surprised when hardly anyone votes for him, I won't vote either :shrug:

you are just a fan of success FedFan.

What is wrong with that? With everything that is going on in the world, excellent Roger is one thing I can latch on to. Don't begrudge me that little crumb.

habibko
01-23-2009, 11:02 PM
What is wrong with that? With everything that is going on in the world, excellent Roger is one thing I can latch on to. Don't begrudge me that little crumb.

what is wrong with that is your username, it says FedFan, it should be SuccessFan.

KarlyM
01-23-2009, 11:07 PM
Fed was playing so well you probably could have blindfolded him and he still would have won. There's not much Safin could have done. ;)

Marat :hug: this is not the way I wanted to see him leave AO for the final time. :awww:

Knightmace
01-23-2009, 11:39 PM
:mad::oAmazing Roger. :worship: I never doubted you for a microsecond.

:o

Anyway good match Fed.

Never in doubt

kyleskywalker007
01-23-2009, 11:39 PM
I actually like this,a lot! Too bad for Safin though....

Knightmace
01-23-2009, 11:40 PM
Fed was playing so well you probably could have blindfolded him and he still would have won. There's not much Safin could have done. ;)

Marat :hug: this is not the way I wanted to see him leave AO for the final time. :awww:
Well it does kind of fit that he faced Roger don't you think seeing as he might retire this year. ;)

Mimi
01-24-2009, 01:50 AM
:haha::lol: he changes his mood/opinion like a moody woman :lol:
You are a liar and traitor. You should be executed in public by the Fed-community. I would throw the first stone :devil:

Fedexex
01-24-2009, 02:29 AM
Federer:woohoo:
Safin:hug:

drf716
01-24-2009, 04:54 AM
if only everything counted after the third set...bye bye marat!

lleytonfan!
01-24-2009, 07:56 AM
Very good match from Federer, except awfu tiebreak from both, except Fed's last shot! :eek:

I can't believe the W/UE stats though, fed -2 with 26/28, and Safin 0/neutral, 33/33.

FedFan_2007
01-24-2009, 08:12 AM
Now Roger better watch out for Berdshit, because that forehand...

Commander Data
01-24-2009, 10:08 AM
Now Roger better watch out for Berdshit, because that forehand...

You better watch out for my forehand! You troll.....

biological
01-24-2009, 10:12 AM
You better watch out for my forehand! You troll.....

:haha: :yeah:

ad-out
01-26-2009, 05:14 PM
Perhaps Marat was a little low on energy to really challenge Roger.. Ha Ha (Marat is so awesome)

From the Herald Sun today

Do not disturb

Russian ace Marat Safin has been making plenty of new female friends during what is shaping as his last visit to the Australian Open.
Retired Aussie great Mark Woodforde let slip at the Optus Legends cocktail party that it has been an interesting experience having a hotel room next to Safin's during this year's Open.
He told the room that Safin "was working hard both on and off the court".
He revealed each night when he returned to his room he would try to be quiet because, judging by the noises emanating from Safin's suite, the big Russian did not want to be disturbed.