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AO R3: (ATP 2) Federer vs (ATP 45) Malisse

abraxas21
01-19-2011, 05:22 PM
Interesting match up between Olderer and the X-man. Well actually, Malisse happens to be a few months older than Olderer himself but what gives...

Both were regarded as extremely talented in their youths but obvs Federer has been the one who has made the most of it. h2h is 7-1 for the Swiss but their first 7 encounters were BEFORE 2003. The eight and last encounter was in Toronto 2006 when Fed was in ninja-mode and the score was close, Federer won 7-6(4), 6-7(5), 6-3.

Anyhow, this could be tricky. The Belgian GOAT totally trashed Montańes in R2 so i guess he must be playing well. Still, I think Olderer takes this in 4.

Certinfy
01-19-2011, 05:26 PM
Malisse in 4.

HDW
01-19-2011, 05:27 PM
Easy, Fed in 3

vn01
01-19-2011, 05:28 PM
Federer in 3

Sophocles
01-19-2011, 05:29 PM
Whether Fed drops a set depends on which Malisse shows up.

shiaben
01-19-2011, 05:30 PM
Federer in 5 sets. Malisse will come prepared. I wouldn't be surprised if Malisse lost in 4, given that he hasn't had much experience against the latest Federer. 2006 is a long time.

Johnny Groove
01-19-2011, 05:32 PM
Hopefully Malisse makes a match of it.

Fed ought to cruise to the SF.

FaceyFacem
01-19-2011, 05:34 PM
anyone else feel this is fed's most dangerous opponent from now until the semis? if good xavier shows up, who knows what could happen, whereas the other guys in this quarter are just cannon fodder

A_Skywalker
01-19-2011, 05:34 PM
Malisse is Federer fan, Federer in 3.

wimanna
01-19-2011, 05:53 PM
Malisse loves to play big names on big courts... hoping for the upset! Malisse in 5 :devil:

Jaz
01-19-2011, 06:03 PM
Federer in 3

iriraz
01-19-2011, 06:08 PM
I`ve seen Malisse play a lot in the past.He can play well,is certainly a better server then Simon but his consistency is his big problem.He can get upset really easily if things don`t go his way and loose a match in a blowout but on the other hand he can also play really well and make it a tough match.I don`t think that Malisse can win the big points though if the match is tight.
So the match can have any number of sets but Federer winning

Sonja1989
01-19-2011, 07:07 PM
Federer in 3 sets.

Nadull_tard
01-19-2011, 07:16 PM
It's not Simonemesis, so Federer in 3.

electronicmusic
01-19-2011, 07:18 PM
The Swiss champion in 3.

mystic ice cube
01-19-2011, 07:20 PM
I don't know to much about Malisse, but after the Simon match I think Federer will come out kicking. The Swiss in 3.

Jomp1
01-19-2011, 07:23 PM
Cointoss between Federer in 3 or 4.

Roger the Dodger
01-19-2011, 07:29 PM
Depending on who turns up to play:

JesusFed in straights. 6-3 6-1 6-1
Olderer in straights: 6-4 7-6 6-2
Federror in four.
Frauderror in five.

DartMarcus
01-19-2011, 08:29 PM
Depending on who turns up to play:

JesusFed in straights. 6-3 6-1 6-1
Olderer in straights: 6-4 7-6 6-2
Federror in four.
Frauderror in five.

You forgot MonoFed 6-7(10) 1-6 7-6(3) 6-3 8-6
with Malisse choking from 5-3 in 3rd set

Roger the Dodger
01-19-2011, 08:34 PM
You forgot MonoFed 6-7(10) 1-6 7-6(3) 6-3 8-6
with Malisse choking from 5-3 in 3rd set

Monofed is an urban legend now. That ghost came and left in 2008.:)

Pirata.
01-19-2011, 08:35 PM
Youngerer to defeat Oldisse in straights.

Nole fan
01-19-2011, 08:36 PM
Federer in 4, but I hope it's Malisse in 5. :p

DrJules
01-19-2011, 08:48 PM
If Federer plays at the level he did against Simon he should win in 3 sets. There must be a reason he leads the head to head vs Malisse 7-1 while trailed Simon 0-2 before this week.

electronicmusic
01-19-2011, 08:51 PM
Stop the nickname-madness!

Nole fan
01-19-2011, 08:54 PM
Stop the nickname-madness!

Then don't dare to check the castle thread. :spit:

LocoPorElTenis
01-19-2011, 08:54 PM
Fed ought to cruise to the SF F.

Fixed it.

HKz
01-19-2011, 08:56 PM
Could be a very tricky match as well. Malisse hits the ball hard and he is very talented. The positive side for Federer, however, is that unlike Simon, Malisse doesn't have a exceptional backhand. It is solid, but nowhere near Simon's level on that wing.

I'll say Federer in 3 though. He normally bounces back after a 5 set match very well.

misty1
01-19-2011, 09:00 PM
malisse has literally destroyed all but 2 of the last guys he's played so he's obviously playing very well

still saying federer in 3

Roger the Dodger
01-19-2011, 09:02 PM
Could be a very tricky match as well. Malisse hits the ball hard and he is very talented. The positive side for Federer, however, is that unlike Simon, Malisse doesn't have a exceptional backhand. It is solid, but nowhere near Simon's level on that wing.

I'll say Federer in 3 though. He normally bounces back after a 5 set match very well.

That is correct. Xavier rocks!

Sham Kay
01-19-2011, 09:06 PM
This is no piece of cake as those who know how well Malisse is capable of playing will tell you.

Despite saying that I think he'll win an early set then fold like a pack of smokes in 4.

Elbarto
01-19-2011, 09:09 PM
Malisse in 3 sets

Arkulari
01-19-2011, 09:12 PM
Roger in 3 or 4

Sapeod
01-19-2011, 09:21 PM
FedGod will return and destroy Malisse.

Bigselber
01-19-2011, 09:25 PM
Have to admint, never watch a Malisse match.. Hope Federer gets it done in 3

Fujee
01-19-2011, 09:46 PM
Swiss Miss in 3

Bargearse
01-19-2011, 09:59 PM
Malisse has been in pretty good form of late, but it'll be a straight sets win for Federer unless Fed goes AWOL in the 3rd...

nole_no1
01-19-2011, 10:00 PM
X-Man can take a set if he plays well

Dmitry Verdasco
01-19-2011, 10:23 PM
Xave us, Malisse :tears:

MTwEeZi
01-19-2011, 10:26 PM
Malisse in 3 sets

I like the way you think. Good to see a Brother on the board.

Corey Feldman
01-20-2011, 01:28 AM
The Basle dazzle