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WWW AO QF: Roger Federer (2) vs. Stan Wawrinka (19)

Allez
01-23-2011, 12:13 PM
They’re both Swiss. They are BFF’s. They’ve won an Olympic Gold medal together. Each has won a tournament leading up to the Australian Open. One has looked in scintillating form leading up to the QF and the other has looked fatigued. They both covet the Swiss No.1 spot.

WWW ?

n8
01-23-2011, 12:15 PM
I know I'm getting in very early but I'm pumped for this match.:devil:

I've been tipping Wawrinka in all his matches thus far and will continue to do so here. His time is now. He's 25 (average peak age for professional men), had a Grand Slam breakthrough at the last slam and is brining it here!

All the info:

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Wawrinka d. Gabashvili (1st round), Dimitrov (2nd), Monfils (3rd) and Roddick (4th) all in straight sets.

Federer d. Lacko (1st), Simon (2nd), Malisse (3rd) and Robredo (4th). Went to five against Simon and four against Robredo.

GSMnadal
01-23-2011, 12:16 PM
If Wawrinka keeps playing like he has, he will beat Federer.

henke007
01-23-2011, 12:17 PM
Fed in str8 sets...

adingh
01-23-2011, 12:19 PM
Fed in 4 close sets.

feuselino
01-23-2011, 12:19 PM
If Stan can keep it together in the first set and maybe pull out a tie-break for a change, he can win this...

scarecrows
01-23-2011, 12:19 PM
Stan is on fire but maybe he was spoiled today from Roddick's junk balls
he wont be able to dominate rallies like today
Fed in 4 IMO

romismak
01-23-2011, 12:20 PM
Wawrinka is in great form. Beat Roddick in straights sets meeans something. If Federer lost 1 set to Robredo that means Wawrinka has some real chance here. I would say 3:1 Federer if he play like last couple of mohts, but he isn´playing like last couple of months, he is playing like befor ethat - time of Wimbledon, Halle and so one.. So hard to say- the thing is about Federer. Yes Wawrinka is good really good, but if Roger manage to play his best tennis he will destroy him, but if he struggles like to in match against Robredo or Simon than Wawrinka is favouritte of that match for me.

Langers
01-23-2011, 12:20 PM
Federer in 3.

Sri
01-23-2011, 12:21 PM
May be close if it is a day match.

Lleyton_
01-23-2011, 12:21 PM
Is Federer the real No.1?

GSMnadal
01-23-2011, 12:21 PM
Federer the number one seed? :rolleyes:

henke007
01-23-2011, 12:22 PM
haha

tyruk14
01-23-2011, 12:22 PM
Fuck it. Big Stan in FOUR!

Smasher
01-23-2011, 12:23 PM
Beating Roddick in straights actually means absolutely nothing. Completely different ball game against Federer. Anyway, this will be an interesting match.

Nadull_tard
01-23-2011, 12:23 PM
If Federer and Wawa continue playing like this respectively, Stan will destroy Roger. Fed should lift up his game noticeably, otherwise the only hope for him is that Chokinka appears at big points.

Nevertheless, I expect that Federer plays better and edges Wawrinka in 4 very close sets.

feuselino
01-23-2011, 12:23 PM
Federer gets two players who are/were still unbeaten this year, first Simon and now Wawrinka...

HDW
01-23-2011, 12:24 PM
Even though I voted for Stan. :retard: I think fed can win in 4, or 3 very close sets. :rocker2:

Ben.
01-23-2011, 12:24 PM
Assuming Wawrinka plays like he did today, Fed will have to up his game and he will. Going to be a different type of match for Stan, Fed is going to be dictating and the pressure will be much more than it was against Roddick today and unfortunately he has a tendancy to get a bit tight. I just hope for a good match but don't see anything other than a Federer win.

feuselino
01-23-2011, 12:27 PM
Switzerland should compete for the Davis Cup this year instead of waisting everyone's time in the Europe/Africa zone with these two players...

uNIVERSE mAN
01-23-2011, 12:28 PM
Stan is on fire but maybe he was spoiled today from Roddick's junk balls
he wont be able to dominate rallies like today
Fed in 4 IMO

I agree. Roddick is a pusher, who can't even juice it up occassionally. Federer plays faster, faster, faster. Form depends on opponent.

n8
01-23-2011, 12:29 PM
Federer's quarter-final draws have been awful since AO last year:

AO 2010: Red hot Davy
RG 2010: Soderling (finalist)
W 2010: Berdych (finalist)
US 2010: Soderling (5th seed)

This one might not seem too bad now, but drawing Berdych didn't look too bad at Wimbledon at the time.

Topspindoctor
01-23-2011, 12:30 PM
Stan will bend over nicely for his countryman in 3 easy sets. He wouldn't want to jeopardize his master's chances of getting to slam SF or Olderer will not give him his dog bisquits.

Bigselber
01-23-2011, 12:31 PM
If Federer plays decent, then he'll win in straights. If he play bad maybe stan can win a set or two, but I don't see him winning this no matter what happens

syc23
01-23-2011, 12:31 PM
Wawrinka will bend over and say to Roger: 'Please do whatever you like to this area of my body...'

Roger to triumph in straights.

Commander Data
01-23-2011, 12:32 PM
Stan looks on fire, ergo Fed in 4.

iriraz
01-23-2011, 12:34 PM
Certainly this will be a different match for Wawrinka then against Roddick.If Wawrinka gets for example ahead in the match he certainly won`t have it all his way.
Roddick doesn`t have a plan B if things don`t go his way but Federer will certainly give him different looks and knows how to change tactics.

shadows
01-23-2011, 12:35 PM
If Wawa keeps his head and Fed plays like he has been Wawa will win in 4

solowyn
01-23-2011, 12:36 PM
Any of the 6 options would not surprise me :lol: No idea.

Aenea
01-23-2011, 12:36 PM
Fed in straights.

vn01
01-23-2011, 12:37 PM
Federer in 3

FlameOn
01-23-2011, 12:38 PM
My guess is Federer in 4.

Stan played great against Duck but Duck can make any player look like a GOAT. :lol:

Cloudygirl
01-23-2011, 12:40 PM
Federer gets two players who are/were still unbeaten this year, first Simon and now Wawrinka...

Gilles lost first round Brisbane against Giraldo! :confused::confused:

coonster14
01-23-2011, 12:44 PM
What I think: Roger in 4

What I want: Stan in any number of sets

Nadull_tard
01-23-2011, 12:44 PM
Stan will bend over nicely for his countryman in 3 easy sets. He wouldn't want to jeopardize his master's chances of getting to slam SF or Olderer will not give him his dog bisquits.

Watch Nadull vs Ferrer in QF. :zzz::zzz::zzz:

Certinfy
01-23-2011, 12:48 PM
Wawrinka in 4.

betowiec
01-23-2011, 01:15 PM
hahahah seeding FED #1
sure
lol

Jaz
01-23-2011, 01:15 PM
Going on performance. Wawa in 4.

Blackbriar
01-23-2011, 01:16 PM
Super tourny for wawa. Now the master. Too quick too big, i fear. I think he can still a set, 2 would be incredible.

Orka_n
01-23-2011, 01:17 PM
Federer in 5. (Stan choking it away.)

yuri27
01-23-2011, 01:17 PM
My guess is Federer in 4.

Stan played great against Duck but Duck can make any player look like a GOAT. :lol:

Exactly.
Guys like Kolshreiber and Gasquet produced around 100 winners against Roddick to beat him in Slams and yet they did nothing just after that (Gasquet getting destroyed in 3 sets by Federer just after his win against Roddick at Wimbledon 2007)

rofe
01-23-2011, 01:21 PM
Fed in 3. Night match + Fed should be able to expose Wawa's movement. Of course all bets are off if Fed plays like he did in the second set against Tommy.

Bubble99
01-23-2011, 01:26 PM
Discuss

scoobs
01-23-2011, 01:29 PM
Depends what you mean by "potential" and how much of it you think Stan has.

If he loses it doesn't mean he didn't live up to his potential, it really depends how he plays and how Roger plays - if Roger plays at or near his best, Stan does not win, whatever he does.

Plus Stan has beaten Roger before so I'm not sure what the word "finally" is doing in there.

It is about time Stan made a slam SF, he has the weapons although at times he has lacked the temperament, but having to go through Roger to do it is a very big ask.

Infinity
01-23-2011, 01:33 PM
I don't think he is mentally strong to keep it up with Roger.

HarryMan
01-23-2011, 01:38 PM
Federer is a different prospect. Roddick was playing too defensively and allowing Stan to attack a whole lot. Federer will be aggressive and Stan will not be able to control the points like he did versus Roddick today. I think Fed should win this one in 3 or 4 sets.

samanosuke
01-23-2011, 01:39 PM
If Stan will play like today his win wouldn't be surprise

bayvalle
01-23-2011, 01:47 PM
Stan will bend over nicely for his countryman in 3 easy sets. He wouldn't want to jeopardize his master's chances of getting to slam SF or Olderer will not give him his dog bisquits.

Just like what Verdasco did last US Open quarterfinals when he handed over to Nadal on a silver platter that semifinal slot. It would always be a waste of time to discuss results of matches between compatriots, especially when too much was at stake. Blood is thicker than water, you know.

Nole fan
01-23-2011, 01:58 PM
No chance in hell, unfortunately.

Silvester
01-23-2011, 02:06 PM
Sucks that they're in the same Quarter, would have loved to see Stan up against one of the others, Rogi will have to take him out.

Silvester
01-23-2011, 02:09 PM
Fed will take this. Unfortunatly I think it's going to be a long match so I hope Fed isn't too tired against most likely Novak in the Semi's..which is going to be another long tough match so the road to the Championship isn't easy.

Kiedis
01-23-2011, 02:14 PM
He's not Spanish, so his usual defeats against his countryman can not be described as a "bend over" and he is not hated for being DaddyFed's bitch. That's all I can say :secret:

Commander Data
01-23-2011, 02:15 PM
Depends what you mean by "potential" and how much of it you think Stan has.

If he loses it doesn't mean he didn't live up to his potential, it really depends how he plays and how Roger plays - if Roger plays at or near his best, Stan does not win, whatever he does.

Plus Stan has beaten Roger before so I'm not sure what the word "finally" is doing in there.

It is about time Stan made a slam SF, he has the weapons although at times he has lacked the temperament, but having to go through Roger to do it is a very big ask.

+1

samjones
01-23-2011, 02:17 PM
He let you down by pawning Andy Murray in Armstrong last year?

Azurebi
01-23-2011, 02:20 PM
He has potential to be a really good top 10 player for next 3-4 years at his best. He can win against Federer once in a while next few years.
Roger isn't the best he used to be.

ufiors
01-23-2011, 02:28 PM
I think will be a match like the one with Davy of last year. Davy was very "hot" in that period, but Fed won in 4... I think will be the same. I am confident, I would be surprised if Stan would rule the pressure ;)

Allez
01-23-2011, 03:24 PM
Federer the number one seed? :rolleyes:

:haha: Freudian slip mate.... chill. Your beloved is the real #1 seed. :D

ossie
01-23-2011, 03:26 PM
fed in 3, maybe 4

Roamed
01-23-2011, 03:35 PM
I still think Roger will win, but it's going to be hard which would unfortunately mean that he's wasted for the semis. Played better in the fourth set to be fair, hopefully he can keep improving from that rather than reverting to Federror-mode :o

Certinfy
01-23-2011, 03:39 PM
Night match?

Chartreuse
01-23-2011, 03:49 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if Wawrinka wins. Fed is playing at 2010 slam level(FO/W/USO) not at 2010 WTF level which is BO3 not BO5 which is where Fed has been struggling for a while now...

Dyraise
01-23-2011, 03:59 PM
Night match?

Should be. But Stan will win anyway.

ApproachShot
01-23-2011, 04:12 PM
I'm genuinely not sure about this, so I'm going to have a stab in the dark. Fed in 5 :shrug:

nole_no1
01-23-2011, 04:29 PM
I really see Wawrinka winning here if Federer doesn't lift his game

bokehlicious
01-23-2011, 04:31 PM
Fed in 3 or 4

BlueSwan
01-23-2011, 04:32 PM
No clue. Voted for Federer in 5. Anything could happen, but Federer still has to be the (slight) favourite.

Mateya
01-23-2011, 04:35 PM
Come on, Federer cannot lose to Wawa in a slam.
It's almost impossible just like Nadal losing to Almugro or Ferrer(o) at RG.
:shrug:

Rogi in 4

LocoPorElTenis
01-23-2011, 04:41 PM
Fed in 3 or 4 at most.

Jaz
01-23-2011, 04:46 PM
Come on, Federer cannot lose to Wawa in a slam.
It's almost impossible just like Nadal losing to Almugro or Ferrer(o) at RG.
:shrug:

Rogi in 4

Firtly, Fed, Wawa matches have not been complete destruction, instead it'susually only been 1 or 2 breaks, if not a tiebreak.

Secondly, Almugro is a worse player. Stans problem is consistency from tournament to tournament, but has plenty of weapons to worry players.

dodo
01-23-2011, 04:49 PM
Come on, Federer cannot lose to Wawa in a slam.
It's almost impossible just like Nadal losing to Almugro or Ferrer(o) at RG.
:shrug:

Rogi in 4

Rafa did lose to his boytoy Ferrer at the USO, so these things do happen. Wawa is in hot form and although I didnt see his last match, Fed seems pretty suspect. This is as good a chance as Wawrinka is going to get in this matchup, but Fed is obviously still the big favourite for the match.

finishingmove
01-23-2011, 05:09 PM
gonna go out on a limb and say Federer

syc23
01-23-2011, 05:21 PM
There's more chance to find Natalie Portman and Jessica Alba magically appearing on my bed tonight than Stan to beat Federer in a GS match. Stan is too much a pussy to piss off his loverboy and risking the wrath of Switzerland by beating their national hero.

LinkMage
01-23-2011, 05:29 PM
Stan the Man in 5.

Time for the old man to go home.

fast_clay
01-23-2011, 05:32 PM
stan leaving that chick who is about to pop out an insect is bad for fed... stan is free now... and it has unleashed his backhand... i never knew leaving a family behind could be the catalyst for something so beautiful...

it's time for the world got to see federer get schooled by a fellow one hander... The Tradesman got to know about this backhand, as his tools were blunted by the repeated hammering of that one hander... Murray's tools are restocked and sharp again now, but, he'd be happy that that mad looking ewok is on the other side of the draw...

bad luck fed...

stan in 4... (WARNING: Score may include several bakery products.)

Rafa is the GOAT
01-23-2011, 05:48 PM
Stan in 4 if he plays like today and Federer like the hole tournament, (good and sometimes bad but not great)
If Stan plays bad the it would be almost impossible to beat Rog
Almost because Fed can play even badder
My prediction: Stan in 4 7-5 3-6 7-6 6-4

RIboy
01-23-2011, 05:52 PM
arrogant swiss in 3

fast_clay
01-23-2011, 05:55 PM
arrogant swiss in 3

if stan's cant hit a forehand down the line, then yeah...

but he will

Allez
01-23-2011, 05:57 PM
The fact that Fed hates playing against his buddies must also be factored into the equation. That loses him about 3 games.

Dyraise
01-23-2011, 06:01 PM
Come on, Federer cannot lose to Wawa in a slam.
It's almost impossible just like Nadal losing to Almugro or Ferrer(o) at RG.
:shrug:

Rogi in 4

Wawa is playing his best tennis.
Rafa is the best player on clay so it's obviously not going to lose against Ferrer and Almagro at RG.

guga2120
01-23-2011, 06:04 PM
Federer in 3.


Novak, should get the job done in the sf's though, hopefully.

solowyn
01-23-2011, 06:06 PM
The fact that Fed hates playing against his buddies must also be factored into the equation. That loses him about 3 games.
:o I hate Stan-Roger matches, always feels like there's an awkward atmosphere when you're watching.

Tennis4you-com
01-23-2011, 06:08 PM
Fed in 4

Allez
01-23-2011, 06:09 PM
:o I hate Stan-Roger matches, always feels like there's an awkward atmosphere when you're watching.

Yup and they never seem to enjoy the matches either. However now that Lundgren's taken over I'm sure Stan is going for the win.

viruzzz
01-23-2011, 06:15 PM
Stan at his best... Federer at his non-best...
Fed in 4.
If Roger plays a little better, in 3.

This thread would not allow haters like topshitdoctor.

Vida
01-23-2011, 06:17 PM
stan can go to the finals.

SetSampras
01-23-2011, 06:19 PM
Fed takes this one easy. You won't see the same Wawrinka show up against Fed that u saw show up against Roddick. Wawrinka can't mentally compete much less beat Fed. Only djoker and Nadal or possibly Murray stand in Fed's way at this point

shiaben
01-23-2011, 06:20 PM
Given that Stan has been working with Lundgren for roughly 2-3 months, I'm going to go with Federer in 5 sets.

I think Lundgren will give some kind of template on how to go about Federer's weaknesses.

However, given that Stan has a 1 handed backhand, I expect Federer to attack it like no tomorrow.

Both men will attack the backhands. But Federer has a bigger forehand, footspeed.

Stan will put up a fight, but should not look down at himself.

yavore
01-23-2011, 06:27 PM
Fed takes this one easy. You won't see the same Wawrinka show up against Fed that u saw show up against Roddick. Wawrinka can't mentally compete much less beat Fed. Only djoker and Nadal or possibly Murray stand in Fed's way at this point

+1

One of fed's favourite bitches

MsTree
01-23-2011, 06:43 PM
Sexy Stan in five :)

tektonac
01-23-2011, 06:56 PM
if robredo took one set wawa should be able to take 3 :scratch:

allpro
01-23-2011, 06:58 PM
fed to kick stan into the streets with nothing but tattered rags to cover his shame.

rogelia in straights.

Horatio Caine
01-23-2011, 07:01 PM
Very, very interesting.

I have been very impressed by Stan's play this week, and the way he handled Roddick was exactly how I was hoping. However, as people say, this was Roddick...he wasn't in ultra-pusher mode imo, but certainly his grounds didn't threaten Stan at all, and his net play was predictably average. Furthermore, Roddick wasn't serving well in the first half of the match (didn't see the rest), and even so he isn't known for having particularly great placement or variety of serve. Some players can just read/handle it, and Stan did just that today.

Federer will have to play (much) better if he is to win, and if it is purely a matter of motivation for him to raise his level, he will be ready to bolt on Tuesday. This is a Slam event and, as always, he wants to win another one of them. Stan has hit a great level of form...Fed will respect that, and that should only make him more focused. As others say, he will be the one dictating, and Stan hasn't responded well to that sort of approach in the past. Furthermore, when he is serving well, Fed is able to really mix up his delivery, and this should keep Stan guessing. I also think that Fed might enjoy the pace that Stan hits on his grounds, and he'll be ready to pounce on Stan's 2nd serve...generally Stan serves at little over 50% 1st serves.

I can definitely see an upset, especially if Federror swaggers into the stadium. However, I suspect that Fed will pull through, and certainly he can draw on his huge experience at the business end of Slams. Stan still has a choker streak in him...

Horatio Caine
01-23-2011, 07:05 PM
The other thing that interests me is whether this will be a day or night QF.

A night match would surely slow the conditions down, so this could play more into Wawrinka's favour. :shrug:

Start da Game
01-23-2011, 07:14 PM
stanislas is only going there to shake hands at the net with his hero.......don't expect him to play the same type of tennis he played today........

Mechlan
01-23-2011, 07:15 PM
It'll come down to who dictates. If it's Wawrinka that's doing the running, Federer's got this. But if Stan can push Federer on the defensive, he has a shot. It'll be interesting to see how much Stan believes in himself if he gets into a winning position against Roger.

Magus13
01-23-2011, 07:27 PM
Stan will bend over nicely for his countryman in 3 easy sets. He wouldn't want to jeopardize his master's chances of getting to slam SF or Olderer will not give him his dog bisquits.

Leave it to this asshole to interupt a good tennis discusiion with this bull shit. I love how the Spanish Armada stands up to Nadal by the way. NO

shiaben
01-23-2011, 07:32 PM
Dad is picking Stan to win it, hasn't set how many sets though.

He's basing it off the Simon performance and Stan's coach (Federer's old coach Lundgren).

green25814
01-23-2011, 07:33 PM
I'm saying Federer in five, and I think it could be an epic.

Stan has the killer instinct now with Lungdren. However, when Federer plays well, he will always beat Stan. Same goes for Soderling, Davydenko, Del Potro, Berdych, etc. At his best, Federer does everything better than these guys.

If he's a step slow though, he'll be in trouble.

Yves.
01-23-2011, 07:34 PM
he could beat federer, but that would be disaster. i'm very anxious for this match :o

Arkulari
01-23-2011, 08:20 PM
If they keep playing the way they have, then Stan will win, because Roger is lacking focus and tends to lose himself in matches.

The match is on Roger's racket to be honest, but Stan has a hell of a chance to beat him now

That said, I go with Stan in 5

Roger the Dodger
01-23-2011, 08:27 PM
I like Stan a lot. One of the few players on tour who attracts no ill-feeling.

I want him to win important tournaments. However for the AO, I still hope Roger but there can be no resentment for Stan if he outperforms his opponent.

Roger in 4.

Mr. Oracle
01-23-2011, 08:31 PM
I pick wawa, looks really confident / in form/ and low unforced errors.

swebright
01-23-2011, 08:36 PM
Wawa is dangerous, Roger needs him to move around a little bit and have a firm game plan. Peter Lundgren knows all about Roger's game. Wawa is very strong (big serve, big forehand, smart forehand).

Beforehand
01-23-2011, 09:03 PM
Depends what you mean by "potential" and how much of it you think Stan has.

If he loses it doesn't mean he didn't live up to his potential, it really depends how he plays and how Roger plays - if Roger plays at or near his best, Stan does not win, whatever he does.

Plus Stan has beaten Roger before so I'm not sure what the word "finally" is doing in there.

It is about time Stan made a slam SF, he has the weapons although at times he has lacked the temperament, but having to go through Roger to do it is a very big ask.

Yeah, this. I mean, it's not as though his "potential" is such that he should just be running around beating Federer and Nadal all the time. If he plays well, he'll give Roger some trouble, but if Roger plays well, he won't lose.

shadows
01-23-2011, 09:20 PM
Wawrinka has lived up to his potential a number of times, it's consistantly living up it that is his problem.

Shade
01-23-2011, 09:23 PM
Based on form so far this tournament I'm actually making Wawrinka the favorite in this match.

Say Hey Kid
01-23-2011, 09:31 PM
Does he have a chance? Sure.

Will he? Doubtful.

Mr. Oracle
01-23-2011, 09:38 PM
Yes I think so.

Rafa#Uno:-)
01-23-2011, 09:41 PM
yes he will do it this time
his coach and himself is in balance now
no bad wife around him
he still gets nervous and tight sometimes but no big deal
bring it on

Corey Feldman
01-23-2011, 10:01 PM
fn damn you Roddick

Stan on fire and with Lundgren coaching

if its a night match that could even it up for Fed's chances

CR3WLFC
01-23-2011, 10:04 PM
Wawrinka in 4

Nole fan
01-23-2011, 11:26 PM
Hope they put Fed at day and Nole at night. It would only be fair. :cool:

abraxas21
01-24-2011, 02:08 AM
dont know why i have the feeling this will go to five sets. roger should win

coonster14
01-24-2011, 05:58 AM
Hope they put Fed at day and Nole at night. It would only be fair. :cool:

Your wishes have ben granted.

Stan vs Roger- not before 12.30pm Tuesday

Berdy vs Nole 7.30pm Tuesday, yay!!! :)

Corey Feldman
01-24-2011, 06:00 AM
unbelievable, just unbelievable

iriraz
01-24-2011, 06:07 AM
Your wishes have ben granted.

Stan vs Roger- not before 12.30pm Tuesday

Berdy vs Nole 7.30pm Tuesday, yay!!! :)

It sucks this schedule.Not that Federer-Wawrinka is in the day session but that it is played second match and for me in the middle of the night.I will probably miss it.
Certainly the day conditions will be tough for Wawrinka having played the last couple of matches during the night

Arkulari
01-24-2011, 06:07 AM
Day match? then Stan in 4

iriraz
01-24-2011, 06:16 AM
Day match? then Stan in 4

I dunno about that.It`s certainly tough for any player after 2 straight night session matches playing early in the day.Federer hasn`t looked great in the day but certainly he would be more adjusted to the conditions then Wawrinka.
I have a feeling Wawrinka might start slow in the match and it will take a while until he gets into the match rhythm

orangehat
01-24-2011, 06:24 AM
Day match :o

Lleyton_
01-24-2011, 06:34 AM
Wawrinka played back to back night matches so this might be worse for him.

Beat
01-24-2011, 10:54 AM
of course stan has looked more impressive than federer so far in this tournament. but once these two step on the court, i don't think it'll matter anymore. i think roger will win, but i'll be superhappy if stan manages to prove me wrong.

Vida
01-24-2011, 11:31 AM
wawrinka losses this only by choke - and I dont believe itll happen this time.

Graffite
01-24-2011, 12:04 PM
I'm so pumped for this match and I don't know why as I'm not a fan of either :confused: But I just feel like this is going to be the match of the tournament. Two Swiss players, two friends, one with 16 GS and the other with only a quarter final to his name, one playing amazingly, the other playing meh. It has all the ingredients for a five set thriller.

Stan is on fire and the way Fed is playing, he could win this but my head is still telling me Fed will come through. Hopefully I'm wrong.

MIMIC
01-24-2011, 12:06 PM
I'm thinking that it might go five. But I have no idea who would win.

Just for the hell of it, I'll give the edge to Fed.

Infinity
01-24-2011, 12:07 PM
Federer was struggling in that RG and won in 3. I expect the same here.

Elaka Farmor
01-24-2011, 12:55 PM
If Wawrinka keeps playing like he has, he will beat Federer.

Yes, indeed! The question is if he can keep it up.....normally it´s up to Federer how the match will end, but not in this match....it will be exciting to watch!

Olorin
01-24-2011, 01:08 PM
I really don't see an upset happening people. We have seen time and time again that when Federer plays poorly, he still manages to beat players who play very good matches. Just because Federer had a poor match (by his standards) in the 4th round doesn't mean his form will continue to decline.

Seriously, he beat Roddick in straights and that is no indication that he will beat Federer. I think that at worst, Stan will take a set off Roger. That's it. Otherwise Federer in straight sets.

TheRafaelNadal
01-24-2011, 01:14 PM
i will be amazed if federer reaches final this year.

Art&Soul
01-24-2011, 01:14 PM
All depend on Federer, If Federors shows up then Stan has a chance, if not then Fed wins but i think Roger will concentrate in this match, not like the match with Boredo when he seems bored and lose the second set

robiht
01-24-2011, 01:30 PM
Feeling upset,hoping for a 5 set thriller :worship:
I predict Fed will not reach the final this year.We will see in some days :sad:

Elaka Farmor
01-24-2011, 01:34 PM
All depend on Federer...

I would say the opposite. I Stockholm open a few months ago when they met, Wawwe started in big style, won the first set easy and with a break in the second. Fedde had no answer to it. Suddenly Wawwe started to miss and the choke was a fact.....

Silvester
01-24-2011, 01:38 PM
Fed/Stan get the daytime matchup in the heat again.

rofe
01-24-2011, 01:51 PM
Fed/Stan get the daytime matchup in the heat again.

Seriously? That is quite unusual. Fed will have his work cut out then.

Pirao666
01-24-2011, 01:54 PM
Federer will win easily because Wawrinka sucks. I mean, the Fedtards said so during the USO (imagine who was playing Wawrinka? :devil:), so it must be true :angel:

Nole fan
01-24-2011, 04:06 PM
At least Wawa has a better chance than Roddick. :shrug:

Roger the Dodger
01-24-2011, 04:11 PM
Its all Lundgren vs Annacone.

Magus13
01-24-2011, 04:16 PM
Day match is a huge advantage to Federer. The quicker the conditions, the harder it is for Stan to set up his strokes. Also Stan not the greatest returner. Expect Roger to hold serve confortably.

swisht4u
01-24-2011, 05:37 PM
Fed will take this though Stan has shown some real grit as of late.

Fed is continueing for the greatest record in tennis (as confirmed all over the world). :worship:

5 titles in 3 slams.

scarecrows
01-24-2011, 05:46 PM
I would say the opposite. I Stockholm open a few months ago when they met, Wawwe started in big style, won the first set easy and with a break in the second. Fedde had no answer to it. Suddenly Wawwe started to miss and the choke was a fact.....

you dont have a point, Fed was playing shit in Stockholm

you're saying that if both play their best it will be on Wawarinka's racket:confused:

Sonja1989
01-24-2011, 05:49 PM
Federer in 5.

ufiors
01-24-2011, 07:01 PM
Can't wait!!

mgasol
01-24-2011, 07:09 PM
Day match is a huge advantage to Federer. The quicker the conditions, the harder it is for Stan to set up his strokes. Also Stan not the greatest returner. Expect Roger to hold serve confortably.

i doubt this mate. roger has struggled so far because of day matches. he would prefer to play this at night i would think. anyway he must stay on the attack and assert his dominance over stan.

Roamed
01-24-2011, 07:15 PM
i doubt this mate. roger has struggled so far because of day matches. he would prefer to play this at night i would think. anyway he must stay on the attack and assert his dominance over stan.

I'm not sure what he'd prefer to be honest, he's noted how slow the court is in his PCs a few times, especially when it was getting slower because of cooling temperatures when he played Simon at night. I'd still be nervous wherever it was scheduled though :S

Commander Data
01-24-2011, 07:16 PM
Fed better take this in 3.

luie
01-24-2011, 07:18 PM
Day match,,fed in 3 sets.
Faster conditions suit fed more,stans movement will be exposed.

Aenea
01-24-2011, 07:30 PM
Day match, faster conditions. Have you looked at the weather forecast? It doesn't seem to be that hot in Melbourne these days, 27C max. partly cloudy with some showers for Tuesday etc. I don't know who these conditions will suit better.

Allez
01-24-2011, 07:49 PM
After careful consideration I'll go with Stan in 5.

abraxas21
01-24-2011, 07:51 PM
lol whos this therafelnadal fellow

"Nadal is the best player in the world, don't be fooled into thinking your favourite player can beat him" - TheRafaelNadal

"There are two types of players in this sport, Nadal and Losers" - TheRafaelNadal

"Everytime Nadal loses it's because he has had a broken leg or malaria, he cannot lose when 100% fit it's physically impossible" - TheRafaelNadal

is he for real? :lol:

abraxas21
01-24-2011, 07:54 PM
50K Vcash on olderer

jinxing complete?

Allez
01-24-2011, 08:32 PM
Yup. Jinxed the old dog.

Iván
01-24-2011, 08:33 PM
alot of votes for stanley, you guys know something i dont?

careergrandslam
01-24-2011, 08:34 PM
wawrinka will bendover or choke.

federer in 3 easy sets.

Allez
01-24-2011, 08:35 PM
Have you been watching the tennis at this year's Australian Open ?

Everko
01-24-2011, 08:46 PM
wawrinka will bendover or choke.

federer in 3 easy sets.

yep. looks like Federer will get to another semi while playing horrid. Wawrinka could beat him if he didnt kowtow before Federer.

Allez
01-24-2011, 08:50 PM
It's nice to see ardent nadaltards's massive jinx campaign as if Roger was the real threat to the Rafa Slam :haha:

Bigselber
01-24-2011, 08:54 PM
It's nice to see ardent nadaltards's massive jinx campaign as if Roger was the real threat to the Rafa Slam :haha:

Roger, next to Murray, is the threat to the Rafa Slam

Elbarto
01-24-2011, 09:02 PM
Federer in 4,

for me Wawrinka is a choker, like Gasquet and Davydenko he can have problems to close the match

Iván
01-24-2011, 09:04 PM
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/42765000/jpg/_42765709_lund_getty_203.jpg