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Miami R2: Federer def. Lapentti 6-3 6-3

Luinir
03-28-2010, 01:17 AM
Pathetic from Fed :o

rubbERR
03-28-2010, 01:17 AM
federer played well, well done

Certinfy
03-28-2010, 01:17 AM
If he plays like that I wouldn't be surprised if Serra beats him tbh.

habibko
03-28-2010, 01:18 AM
picked it up the last few games, played the break points really well, besides that groundies were off especially the forehand, the serve was great though.

enough to get the job done :yeah: should do well against Serra but Berdych will win if he doesn't pick it up :(

Smoke944
03-28-2010, 01:19 AM
Nico :hug:

Sjengster
03-28-2010, 01:19 AM
Better than another two of the Top 4, that's for sure, even though he couldn't hit a barn door off the ground for most of the match. I don't really mind that though, considering that he was disciplined on his own serve and amazingly took every breakpoint chance he had. I'll take a poorly played straightforward victory over an up and down dogfight any day.

barbadosan
03-28-2010, 01:19 AM
Did just enough... got the impression early that was all he intended to do

Riffrizzle
03-28-2010, 01:20 AM
pathetic? lol, non-tennis players and their superlatives...

Serve performed well, groundstrokes a bit error-prone but were improving with time not crumbling.

DJ Soup
03-28-2010, 01:21 AM
Pathetic from Fed :o

I disagree. It was routine from Fed.

Loads of shanks but effective when necessary.

3/3 bp

Midnight Ninja
03-28-2010, 01:21 AM
At this rate, if he reaches the fourth round, Berdych is going to defeat him in straight sets.

Sjengster
03-28-2010, 01:21 AM
I remember seeing all of Federer's previous matches against Lapentti donkey's years ago, two of them were in Hamburg on clay where you might expect Lapentti to trouble him, but clearly Federer has enough power to hit through his spin when required and get the necessary breaks.

ExcaliburII
03-28-2010, 01:21 AM
Lapentti was the better player today. Federer just lucked this one out.

Sunset of Age
03-28-2010, 01:21 AM
Never in doubt, etc.
Feds in 'A Day at the Office'-mode, didn't need to do any more, and apparently was very aware of that. Okay job...
Will have to up his level though if he wants to have any chance of winning this, as this mediocre performance surely won't be enough.

Awesome outfit btw. Gonna get me that orange, collar-free tee, that's for sure. :hearts:

:hug: to Lapentti, well done for a 33-year old... looking so gorgeous as well. :yeah:

dombrfc
03-28-2010, 01:22 AM
Routine in every sense.

Dini
03-28-2010, 01:22 AM
Nico held his ground on serve quite beautifully at the start. Fed's groundies were totally off but he picked it up a little in the second set.

A bit disappointing from Lapentti who is known for his huge fight, to be honest. Apart from that net point where he totally tricked Fed, there was not much to remember from this match.

Thought the scoreline would be a little tighter.

DrJules
03-28-2010, 01:24 AM
Good enough to beat a Lapentti or a Djokovic or a Murray but could struggle against Berdych.

alter ego
03-28-2010, 01:24 AM
Good to see Roger hting the ball clean in the last 3-4 games. 3 out of 3 bp converted for Fed. Now there's something you don't see evrey day.

Sunset of Age
03-28-2010, 01:25 AM
At this rate, if he reaches the fourth round, Berdych is going to defeat him in straight sets.

That wouldn't surprise me at all. If so, so should it be.

dombrfc
03-28-2010, 01:25 AM
Good enough to beat a Lapentti or a Djokovic or a Murray but could struggle against Berdych.

Worryingly true point.

batavlada
03-28-2010, 01:26 AM
Maybe 3 worthy points. Boring. Lapentti to Federer before match: "Listen old pal, you will win this in any case. Lets play slowly. And I will give you 7th game in both sets. I dont want to sweat to much." Fed: "Well... Today was nice weather."

icedevil0289
03-28-2010, 01:26 AM
Never in doubt, etc.
Feds in 'A Day at the Office'-mode, didn't need to do any more, and apparently was very aware of that. Okay job...
Will have to up his level though if he wants to have any chance of winning this, as this mediocre performance surely won't be enough.

Awesome outfit btw. Gonna get me that orange, collar-free tee, that's for sure. :hearts:

:hug: to Lapentti, well done for a 33-year old... looking so gorgeous as well. :yeah:

I really liked the orange. I was so tired of seeing him in blue.

Michael Bluth
03-28-2010, 01:27 AM
Good serving from Fed, pretty bad off the ground. He shouldn't have any problems with Serra, but Berdych could be very problematic unless Fed raises his game.

Sunset of Age
03-28-2010, 01:27 AM
I really liked the orange. I was so tired of seeing him in blue.

Me too. And finally getting rid of those 'GrandPa'-like collars. :p

ryder66
03-28-2010, 01:29 AM
Lapentti was the better player today. Federer just lucked this one out.

I agree Lapentti played well tonight, but how did Federer "luck this one out"? Fed's serve was great, he hit some nice winning shots and, most of all, Lapentti could not capitalize on his own good play.

Midnight Ninja
03-28-2010, 01:30 AM
That wouldn't surprise me at all. If so, so should it be.

I have no problem with that, as long as Nadal loses early :devil:. I would hate to have to worry about 287 until June. :ras:

ZakMcCrack
03-28-2010, 01:34 AM
Lapentti was the better player today. Federer just lucked this one out.

Hahaha...really? You mean that Lapentti who hit no more than 7 winners, right? Hum, hom...:tape:

DrJules
03-28-2010, 01:35 AM
10 aces and 0 double faults in 9 service games will always make breaking serve difficult.

Sunset of Age
03-28-2010, 01:38 AM
I have no problem with that, as long as Nadal loses early :devil:. I would hate to have to worry about 287 until June. :ras:

I hope Nadal takes this, as it would be most deserved, being the most constant player of the past three months or so. ;)

Lleyton_
03-28-2010, 01:38 AM
I'm starting to get annoyed by this nadal fanboy Luinir posting every match result with a one liner as if he gets payed for it.

Lleyton_
03-28-2010, 01:39 AM
I hope Nadal takes this, as it would be most deserved, being the most constant player of the past three months or so. ;)

How ridiculous. Nobody deserves anything before winning the title.

guga2120
03-28-2010, 01:40 AM
:zzz: Hopefully Marcos, can send him packing early again.

Sunset of Age
03-28-2010, 01:43 AM
How ridiculous. Nobody deserves anything before winning the title.

Where did I dispute that? :rolleyes:

Midnight Ninja
03-28-2010, 01:46 AM
I'm starting to get annoyed by this nadal fanboy Luinir posting every match result with a one liner as if he gets payed for it.

MTF is filled with fanboys from all camps. No need to get angry about something so minor.

ExcaliburII
03-28-2010, 01:48 AM
Federer loses to Serra or Zeballos/Berdych.

marcRD
03-28-2010, 01:48 AM
I dont know if it is the humidity but players are playing so bad in these courts, the ball seem heavy and the court unpredictable and slow.

habibko
03-28-2010, 02:22 AM
4hGDF4g722g

MacTheKnife
03-28-2010, 02:27 AM
Routine win. This thing has opened up nicely for Federer.

SerenaFederer
03-28-2010, 02:37 AM
at least he won :lol: others can't say that

JediFed
03-28-2010, 02:40 AM
Don't see why everyone is down on Federer for a routine win.

Baghdatis72
03-28-2010, 02:53 AM
Cilic or Baggy could beat him if he gets through.

Arkulari
03-28-2010, 02:57 AM
routine, I'm taking these tournaments match by match, if he wins: awesome, if he doesn't: well, all I asked for the year is already done ;)

(as long as he doesn't choke and doesn't play like an absolute clown, it is ok)

Sri
03-28-2010, 03:51 AM
Backhand looked good, forehand not so much. Movement was good and serve was okay too. Routine win for Fedgoat. And nice orange and white, must buy, must buy. :D

Arkulari
03-28-2010, 03:55 AM
Memo to the FedCamp: Gwen no, Wintour yes :D
one is a bad omen, the other is a good luck charm :lol:

Sunset of Age
03-28-2010, 04:03 AM
Memo to the FedCamp: Gwen no, Wintour yes :D
one is a bad omen, the other is a good luck charm :lol:

Get rid of them both please, Rogi. :rolleyes:

Remember those Days of Old:

98I85ceICRM

Foxy
03-28-2010, 07:52 AM
That was finally a good rogi outfit. The last outfit I liked was I guess the black one in Toronto 2004...

Or Levy
03-28-2010, 08:39 AM
That outfit was SUCH a refreshing change. It goes with his colors. Next time - green plz.

lazybear
03-28-2010, 08:54 AM
That was finally a good rogi outfit. The last outfit I liked was I guess the black one in Toronto 2004...

Foxy, is everything allright? :eek: Seen Roger play much worse than that, it was an OK match. Lapentti is a good sport, he must have said something nice and funny at the net, wonder what that was.

JMG
03-28-2010, 09:27 AM
I guess Framerer will get some problems later in the tournament. :yeah:

bokehlicious
03-28-2010, 09:51 AM
Good enough to get some haters pissed over this :yeah: :lol:

freeandlonely
03-28-2010, 10:24 AM
That outfit was SUCH a refreshing change. It goes with his colors. Next time - green plz.

But I still think he suits rather cold color.:hearts:
Plus I remember once he said there are some colors he will never ever take on even if Nike threaten, not sure though. Maybe now he doesn't insist anymore.

R.Federer
03-28-2010, 11:33 AM
So far, nice one-round improvement over Indian Wells :yeah:

madmax
03-28-2010, 12:09 PM
FediGOAT should win this thing easily now, unless he starts clowning again...

Aaric
03-28-2010, 12:22 PM
At least in straights...

Art&Soul
03-28-2010, 01:39 PM
Well done FedGOAT, keep it up Champ :cool:

duong
03-28-2010, 01:54 PM
awful forehand but fortunately it seems he has good reason for that, saying he was surprised about the conditions in night sessions, the balls "flying".

Also he didn't look much awake.

I liked the way he played in Indian Wells actually, I hope he can do better in that tournament.

At least the serve was very good and Lapentti is in bad form.

paseo
03-28-2010, 02:28 PM
FediGOAT should win this thing easily now, unless he starts clowning again...

Which he will.

stebs
03-28-2010, 03:12 PM
:lol: at calling this Federer pathetic? He played some nice points, played an average match against a player he knew he was highly likely to beat and won 3 and 3. Hardly pathetic.

Arkulari
03-28-2010, 04:25 PM
That outfit was SUCH a refreshing change. It goes with his colors. Next time - green plz.

yep, I was tired of the blue/red thing :o

Persimmon
03-28-2010, 04:47 PM
That outfit was SUCH a refreshing change. It goes with his colors. Next time - green plz.

Agreed. He should wear more oranges and greens.

roberthenman
03-28-2010, 08:09 PM
Nico :sad:

christallh24
03-29-2010, 05:20 AM
I like Roger, but Tennis loses. Just as with Nascar Jimi Johnson. He is winning left and right. Now, what was becoming Americas' most popular "sport" is right now, pretty stagnant. It's popularity is not where is once was or projected to be. The sheer domination of any one athlete or team can either damage the sport or make it so boring and as to become predictable. I'm at the really, really, really, bored stage.

Sri
03-29-2010, 05:23 AM
I like Roger, but Tennis loses. Just as with Nascar Jimi Johnson. He is winning left and right. Now, what was becoming Americas' most popular "sport" is right now, pretty stagnant. It's popularity is not where is once was or projected to be. The sheer domination of any one athlete or team can either damage the sport or make it so boring and as to become predictable. I'm at the really, really, really, bored stage.
Umm.. I don't think it is 2007 anymore. Fed now loses more than 5-6 matches a year.

electronicmusic
03-29-2010, 06:22 AM
Umm.. I don't think it is 2007 anymore. Fed now loses more than 5-6 matches a year.

Not at slams. :)

Otherwise I agree, he's def. not as dominant as he used to be. I think it was an entertaining season so far, with a lot of surprises.

bokehlicious
03-29-2010, 07:14 AM
I like Roger, but Tennis loses. Just as with Nascar Jimi Johnson. He is winning left and right. Now, what was becoming Americas' most popular "sport" is right now, pretty stagnant. It's popularity is not where is once was or projected to be. The sheer domination of any one athlete or team can either damage the sport or make it so boring and as to become predictable. I'm at the really, really, really, bored stage.

If Roger were American he'd be bigger than Obama. The Yanks have never given a rat's ass to sports they don't dominate, nobody cares.

Sri
03-29-2010, 07:16 AM
If Roger were American he'd be bigger than Obama. The Yanks have never given a rat's ass to sports they don't dominate, nobody cares.
Roger Federer > Barak Obama

Eden
03-29-2010, 12:01 PM
I like Roger, but Tennis loses. Just as with Nascar Jimi Johnson. He is winning left and right. Now, what was becoming Americas' most popular "sport" is right now, pretty stagnant. It's popularity is not where is once was or projected to be. The sheer domination of any one athlete or team can either damage the sport or make it so boring and as to become predictable. I'm at the really, really, really, bored stage.

I'm sure you don't look forward to the clayseason then. It must be really boring for a Nadal fan to see Rafa winning left and right then and to endure the sheer domination of him in that part of the season.

Midnight Ninja
03-29-2010, 12:10 PM
Not at slams. :)

Otherwise I agree, he's def. not as dominant as he used to be. I think it was an entertaining season so far, with a lot of surprises.

Technically you can't lost more than four matches at Slam per year :P