Basel SF: Federer def. Chiudinelli 7-6 (7) 6-3

11-07-2009, 05:06 PM
Great effort by Marco, but Roger was simply better ;)

11-07-2009, 05:08 PM
Nice effort by Marco, but Fed too much. :worship:

11-07-2009, 05:08 PM
Great effort in the first set, had sp, was in control of that point and could not finish the play. Mentality was the key

11-07-2009, 05:09 PM
That backhand passing shot by Roger at *6-7 in the tiebreaker was the key to the whole match.

alter ego
11-07-2009, 05:14 PM
Best match so far for Roger. I expect him to win against Novak.

11-07-2009, 05:15 PM
Marco should be so proud of reaching the semi, and even prouder of how he played the first set. He was going for it and hitting lines. The point that broke his resistance was the set point that he had - Federer came up with the backhand pass and that was that. I hope he keeps rising in the rankings. :yippee:

As for Roger, I think he was passive often, but then again Chiudi was coming up with penetrating, hard shots - Fed forced on the defence. He played the big points really well though; like when he saved 3 consecutive BPs and of course saving that SP.

The two things I'll remember from this match is Chiudi's inspired display and Roger hitting 4 consecutive blasting forehand winners to win a service game in the first set. (I think it was four anyway.)

Good luck against Nole. :dance:

11-07-2009, 05:16 PM
Really good first set. Good for Marco and good for the crowd watching. Too bad the second set fizzled.

11-07-2009, 05:21 PM
Marco can only take positive things from this match and the tournament in general :D What a week :hearts: :worship:

11-07-2009, 05:46 PM
Federer's backhand a little inconsistent.

11-07-2009, 06:05 PM
Federer's backhand a little inconsistent.

The sky is blue.

Corey Feldman
11-07-2009, 06:31 PM
1 more Champ

11-07-2009, 06:31 PM
Federer is just too good. Marco gave it all he could. What a great match in terms of numbers!

11-07-2009, 08:06 PM
great stuff, now re-claim your title Fed :bounce:

11-07-2009, 08:11 PM
What a win by Federline, the guy is a model of consistency and it surely will be a long longtime before he fades into retirement.

11-07-2009, 08:24 PM
routine for the maestro

11-07-2009, 09:34 PM
Federer appeared to me to be just taking it easy on his old friend.
Just doing what was necessary to get thru to the finals without beating up marco... ;)

Go Roger!

11-09-2009, 11:40 AM
Good stuff in the 1st set.

Chiudinelli reminded me of Greul when he played Federer at the USO: a veteran challenger level ballbasher playing out of his mind, actually having a few chances, only to fold eventually. The accuracy of his serve is remarkable.