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Sonja1989
01-25-2011, 10:14 AM
Who will win?

FlameOn
01-25-2011, 10:15 AM
Djokovic in 4 or 5.

GSMnadal
01-25-2011, 10:15 AM
Djokovic in 4

joplin
01-25-2011, 10:18 AM
as long he doesnt have problems with his lens, I expect Nole not to be his usual choker. time for muzza-nole final

RagingLamb
01-25-2011, 10:19 AM
Tough to say. But I'll go with Djokovic in 4.

cheriamor
01-25-2011, 10:20 AM
Nole is on fire. He has been playing amazing tennis. I say Novak in 4!

fsoica
01-25-2011, 10:21 AM
ninja-fed will show up and shut some mouths in 3 easy sets...

Satasonic
01-25-2011, 10:21 AM
Nole played solid tennis. Not overly great, but good enough to beat Berdych. If half of jesus fed shows up, i expect a beat down.

Fed in 3.

shadows
01-25-2011, 10:22 AM
Djokovic the obvious favourite

He'll still lose the final though

ApproachShot
01-25-2011, 10:22 AM
I think this match is Nole's to lose. He has beaten Federer down under before and he can do it again. I think this match has the potential to go all the way to 5 sets. Expect a couple of tiebreaks as well.

Ben.
01-25-2011, 10:23 AM
Can't look past their three meetings since USO, Fed in 3 or 4 sets.

Dejan16
01-25-2011, 10:24 AM
Nole played solid tennis. Not overly great, but good enough to beat Berdych. If half of jesus fed shows up, i expect a beat down.

Fed in 3.

:rolleyes: Haters going to hate, sad to say but fed is going to get abused worse than berdych did. Same result as AO08.

Sonja1989
01-25-2011, 10:24 AM
I'll go with Djoko in 5.

nanoman
01-25-2011, 10:27 AM
Federer'd better summon his jesus-form. Anything less, he'll lose. This is the best Djokovic I have seen in years.

nadal_slam_king
01-25-2011, 10:28 AM
Djokovic has a huge chance, already beaten Federer at the AO and USO, and playing better here than perhaps ever. Served up 2 breadsticks to the Bird and now keen for Federerian dessert.

Allez
01-25-2011, 10:29 AM
Djokovic has a huge chance, already beaten Federer at the AO and USO, and playing better here than perhaps ever. Served up 2 breadsticks to the Bird and now keen for Federerian dessert.

He is the real threat...

zlaja777
01-25-2011, 10:29 AM
Djokovic in 4, maybe 3.

Infinity
01-25-2011, 10:33 AM
Djokovic must be high on confidence right now. I think Federer will come out firing from the start so it will be important for the Djoker to hang in there and wait for his chances.

nadal_slam_king
01-25-2011, 10:33 AM
He is the real threat...

BIG TIME
http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz274/jgpbulls/bigtime.jpg

Bargearse
01-25-2011, 10:34 AM
I think Djokovic is playing extremely well & I believe he can win. 5 sets.

Satasonic
01-25-2011, 10:34 AM
Guys, do not ever compare berdych to federer. Half of MTF said Wawrinka would beat federer, and look at the score line. Djokovic will see an entirely different, attacking, attractive game of tennis. Federer serves two times better than Berdych. Im not saying Djoko has no chance, I never said that. But if Federer appears as jesusfed then all your arguments are invalid...

ciprianned
01-25-2011, 10:35 AM
Fedex easy in 3 .

madmax
01-25-2011, 10:36 AM
Fed will once again summon his unholy tennis powers and sweep Jokervic aside like he usually does. GOAT in 3

GasquetFan
01-25-2011, 10:37 AM
Novak Djokovic in 4 sets.

tests
01-25-2011, 10:38 AM
If the novak of today shows up and federror, or olderror shows up, novak in 4 sets.

If Jesusfed shows up, fed in 3 or 4.

Nole has been playing great, no doubt about it. But i always felt novak/fed matches were always on FEds racket.

Raiden
01-25-2011, 10:39 AM
Djokovic the obvious favourite

He'll still lose the final thoughDitto

Roge is not in form sofar, Nole on the other hand is... so the Serb is the out and out favorite... although the bookies don't (yet) seem to trust Djoko to pull this off

scoobs
01-25-2011, 10:41 AM
I would say Djokovic but it's like 51-49 to me.

Gunslinger
01-25-2011, 10:44 AM
Easy one for Fed in 3 o 4.Djokovic not playing well this year,and Federer is in good form.

solowyn
01-25-2011, 10:44 AM
:shrug: It would just be a guess.

coonster14
01-25-2011, 10:45 AM
Heart really is hoping for a Nole win, I don't give a toss how many sets it takes. I want him to show everyone that the US Open SF win was no fluke, Nole took those match points away with two sublime forehand winners, there wasn't much that Roger could have done.

But my damn head is saying Roger to win in 4 sets, so hoping that doesn't happen though.

Nole MUST win the first set!!! An absolute MUST!!! Also time to put an end to the 3 match winning streak that Roger has against Nole at the moment. :(

I'll go with Nole in 4, AJDE NOLE!!! :rocker:

finishingmove
01-25-2011, 10:46 AM
Federer the favourite

ZaZoo)
01-25-2011, 10:47 AM
I think Fed in 3, if he shanks then Fed in 4, he is still a better player, Nole could challenge him but this is objective and expected scoreline.

finishingmove
01-25-2011, 10:48 AM
Fed in 4 or 5 imo

Djokovic has a chance only if he wears the shiny black shirt and it's a night match

Raiden
01-25-2011, 10:51 AM
Federer the favouriteNo, Fed's the underdog here :p

Nole has no excuse if he loses this one (since he's in an obviously perfect, top-ten-breadsticking form (unlike Roger)

Allez
01-25-2011, 10:52 AM
Guys, do not ever compare berdych to federer. Half of MTF said Wawrinka would beat federer, and look at the score line. Djokovic will see an entirely different, attacking, attractive game of tennis. Federer serves two times better than Berdych. Im not saying Djoko has no chance, I never said that. But if Federer appears as jesusfed then all your arguments are invalid...

I bet you have the perfect excuse as to why Novak won their semi final clash at the USO last year. Fed had just won Cincy and the courts @ Flushing Meadows are a million times faster than those @ Melbourne Park which should have heavily favoured Roger. Don't invoke JesusFed as he no longer exists. He is no longer 25 years old.

Corey Feldman
01-25-2011, 10:53 AM
time for Nole to meet night Fed, the one who doesnt have mono

Allez
01-25-2011, 10:53 AM
Federer the favourite

You really believe in the power of the jinx don't ya ;)

Chartreuse
01-25-2011, 10:56 AM
Nole.

finishingmove
01-25-2011, 10:56 AM
You really believe in the power of the jinx don't ya ;)

see you after fed wins

Zagor
01-25-2011, 10:58 AM
I think Fed in 3, if he shanks then Fed in 4, he is still a better player, Nole could challenge him but this is objective and expected scoreline.

C'mon mate,how some more faith.Sure if Fed starts zoning and cleaning up the lines then yes there won't be a lot Novak can do but Fed's form hasn't been that great in this tourney and slower HC should in theory make it easier for Novak than if they were playing at USO.I think if Novak gets past Fed here and faces Murray in the final has a very decent chance to win a 2nd AO.

I think the 1st set will be crucial,IMO whoever takes it will end up winning the match in 4.

Allez
01-25-2011, 10:59 AM
see you after fed wins

If Fed wins I'll be the streaker you'll see @ Wimbledon this year;)

LinkMage
01-25-2011, 11:02 AM
Nole in 4.

Serve is clicking, everything is working for him.

Fedmug's serve is utter shit this tournament. Fed is always close to the top in the most aces stats, here he isn't even in the top 10. :help:

Obviously in the final he will lose yet another big match on hard courts against Rafito when if this tournament was a Masters 1000 instead of a Slam, he would spank the pig something like 6-2 6-4. :o

finishingmove
01-25-2011, 11:02 AM
If Fed wins I'll be the streaker you'll see @ Wimbledon this year;)

post saved ;)

ZaZoo)
01-25-2011, 11:03 AM
C'mon mate,how some more faith.Sure if Fed starts zoning and cleaning up the lines then yes there won't be a lot Novak can do but Fed's form hasn't been that great in this tourney and slower HC should in theory make it easier for Novak than if they were playing at USO.I think if Novak gets past Fed here and faces Murray in the final has a very decent chance to win a 2nd AO.

I think the 1st set will be crucial,IMO whoever takes it will end up winning the match in 4.

Well, not it's not just about Djoko, Fed's favorite for the whole thing.. Won WTF in Jesus form, then Doha recently, and here he is in this SF..

I mean he even dismantled Nole at WTF and to be honest, every time Nole beats him it's when Fed is not playing to his super level so what needs to happen as well beside Nole playing well is that Fed doesn't play that good and he showed not so good form in early rounds but upped his game recently and will only get better.

Chartreuse
01-25-2011, 11:05 AM
Nole in 4.

Serve is clicking, everything is working for him.

Fedmug's serve is utter shit this tournament. Fed is always close to the top in the most aces stats, here he isn't even in the top 10. :help:

Obviously in the final he will lose yet another big match on hard courts against Rafito when if this would be a Masters 1000 he would spank the pig something like 6-2 6-4. :o

If Murray reaches the final then Nole could be looking at a second AO....

Outfielder
01-25-2011, 11:07 AM
Q. Can you reflect back on the two losses to Djokovic, both here three years ago and the US Open. Obviously you have a great record against him. Those are arguably the two biggest wins of his life.

ROGER FEDERER: Well, the US Open was a close match. I think I had two match points. I'm not sure how many I had. Maybe three. I guess I should have won really. I mean, I was playing good enough to win.

But I was a bit confused mentally maybe, you know, because we played the second session, it was a back to back with the was Super Saturday, which I'm not a huge fan of.

Maybe I just felt like I have to get out of this match as quick as I could to save energy to play Rafa the next day. I think it ended up hurting me losing the match at the end.

It was unfortunate. Novak and myself both played a good match. In the end, it was a shot here and there. He whacked those forehands in the corners the way he had to to get around, turn the match around.

Here was the year I had mono really. If I look back, I think Novak played another good match. He was very confident. He played a great tournament, which he also ended up winning. Both times he beat me, he played really well.

Roger will win probably, but he`ll still be a pussy :devil:

doomsday
01-25-2011, 11:10 AM
Won't be easy for Federer.:sad:

nole_no1
01-25-2011, 11:11 AM
The same man who won in the US Open SF last year :worship:

Raiden
01-25-2011, 11:16 AM
Well, not it's not just about Djoko, Fed's favorite for the whole thing.. Won WTF in Jesus form, then Doha recently, and here he is in this SF..

I mean he even dismantled Nole at WTF and to be honest, every time Nole beats him it's when Fed is not playing to his super level so what needs to happen as well beside Nole playing well is that Fed doesn't play that good and he showed not so good form in early rounds but upped his game recently and will only get better.Those were all last year.

Whereas this year Djoko is in tip top form above everyone. He is the only one who has proven that by trashing a top ten player.

So inevitably in the coming SF, Djoko's the favorite, and Fed's the underdog.

Commander Data
01-25-2011, 11:16 AM
Fedex in 4. Too big.

samanosuke
01-25-2011, 11:17 AM
Djokovic playing probably tennis of his life , serving like he served at AO 2008 and from the back looking stronger , specially more attacking . He is returning amazingly specially wide serve on his FH which Roger prefers .

On the other side this is huge match for Roger . After he lost to Djokovic at US , regardless to 3 wins after this loss would put him back again just when it looks like he is on good old tracks . I would say that Federer can lose much more with this defeat than Djokovic so the pressure will be on Roger's back .

Hard one to call . If Roger plays his best he will win . In close match I have to go with Djokovic , I am not sure that Roger is capable to snatch close one against confident opponent at this stage anymore

Nole fan
01-25-2011, 11:17 AM
Federer as usual putting up excuses for all his losses. Just recognise that Novak outplayed you in both those matches. :yeah:
I wish Novak takes this one in 3, 4 or 5 sets, i don't care, just to prove that his USO semi victory wasn't a fluke.
Novak is in excellent form right now, serving like a God, he should be able to put an upset here. But Federer is ALWAYS dangerous, I'm not underestimating him.

Corey Feldman
01-25-2011, 11:20 AM
dont get why so many think Nole wins :confused:

in the last months of 2010 Fed spanked him again and again, 4 out of 5 and we all know the only loss he should have won as well when he had MPS

13 >>>> 6

Vida
01-25-2011, 11:21 AM
Roger will win probably, but he`ll still be a pussy :devil:

he'll loose and remain a pussy.

Corey Feldman
01-25-2011, 11:23 AM
please be respectful, 16 time GS champion pussy

Nole fan
01-25-2011, 11:24 AM
dont get why so many think Nole wins :confused:

in the last months of 2010 Fed spanked him again and again, 4 out of 5 and we all know the only loss he should have won as well when he had MPS

13 >>>> 6

You don't even believe what you say Mikey. False bravado. You're scared shitless. :hug:

Corey Feldman
01-25-2011, 11:26 AM
dont be rabid Nina ;)

Vida
01-25-2011, 11:30 AM
please be respectful, 16 time GS champion pussy

we mean it in a nice way :shrug:

finishingmove
01-25-2011, 11:32 AM
if fed loses, at least he won't have to cry in the final :hug:

bad gambler
01-25-2011, 11:38 AM
yawn

Federer in 3 or 4

Fujee
01-25-2011, 11:41 AM
Fed to win I hope, in 4 im going to guess. The man knows how to step it up in big matches, previous match ups since USO have been big in Roger's favour. However, Novak playing the best tennis so far, wouldn't be surprised with a victory. Fed def. Djokovic 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 7-6

Allez
01-25-2011, 11:41 AM
if fed loses, at least he won't have to cry in the final :hug:

And you think Nole won't cry when he gets Dolgopolverised in the final :shrug:

Gunslinger
01-25-2011, 11:41 AM
Those were all last year.

Whereas this year Djoko is in tip top form above everyone. He is the only one who has proven that by trashing a top ten player.

So inevitably in the coming SF, Djoko's the favorite, and Fed's the underdog.

LMFAO tip top form ? He wasy playing shit with Dodig and he was playing shit today with Berdych.Federer is in great form he played really good in Doha and in this tournament also.

Blackbriar
01-25-2011, 11:44 AM
16 Grand Slam & 22 finals vs 1 title & 3 finals.
Federer leads 13-6. Federer won their last 3 matches and easily.
Get over it: there are 2 different classes of players, Federer is Unique, Djokovic is just a champion like Roddick or Hewitt.

superslam77
01-25-2011, 11:44 AM
you guys are out of your mind again. never learn :lol:

Allez
01-25-2011, 11:54 AM
There is a huge difference between 3 set matches and 5 set matches. People never learn. smh.

manadrainer
01-25-2011, 11:55 AM
Fed is going to tank this to avoid Rafa, like he did at WTF... oh wait! :o

SheepleBuster
01-25-2011, 11:58 AM
Who will win?

If Federer plays his best (at least at the level he was at WTF), then he will win in 4. If the bad Fed shows up, Novak in 4 or 5.

DrJules
01-25-2011, 12:11 PM
Depends on how Federer plays.

If he plays at or near his best he will win, but he has not shown that for these last 2 weeks. The slower speed of the court will favour Djokovic and give him more time to hit his shots and retrieve the shots of Federer. Not expecting another match Federer loses after having match point (if Federer had never won the US Open I could image losing the semi-final in 2010 after having 2 match points might of had a major effect, but in this case no - that was naturally the closest match they ever played).

Overall edging towards Djokovic in 3/4 close sets.

DrJules
01-25-2011, 12:12 PM
Fed is going to tank this to avoid Rafa, like he did at WTF... oh wait! :o

That was the claim when Federer lost to Djokovic in the US Open 2010 semi-final by some parties on this site.

zlaja777
01-25-2011, 12:18 PM
16 Grand Slam & 22 finals vs 1 title & 3 finals.
Federer leads 13-6. Federer won their last 3 matches and easily.
Get over it: there are 2 different classes of players, Federer is Unique, Djokovic is just a champion like Roddick or Hewitt.

Titles has nothing to do with this matchup. Djokovic played a lot of GS SF. It won't be like against in-form Davydenko from last year. Someone is scared...

Azurebi
01-25-2011, 12:18 PM
Nole in 4. He is so good, just like last USO.

Vida
01-25-2011, 12:19 PM
what nole needs to do is show fed his cojones right from the go.

Topspindoctor
01-25-2011, 12:20 PM
Nole in 5. Olderer is going down :awww:

sexybeast
01-25-2011, 12:21 PM
Nole should be a good matchup to Federer and Federer owns him completely in the h2h, I dont get it how he lost against him in the usopen when he actually was playing good tennis before that semifinal (that was the worst semifinal I have ever seen him play). I would say Federer in 4 or 3 if Federer the great shows up, Djokovic should win if Federer plays as bad as in usopen and Djokovic plays great.

zlaja777
01-25-2011, 12:22 PM
Ok seriously now, I predict a super tight match. It really can go either way.

ShotmaKer
01-25-2011, 12:25 PM
Djokovic needs to win this one. He's all changed and everything since the DC victory, and he needs to confirm that "the gap is closing in". He's also hella sharp this tournament so he's got the game and the mindset.

On the other hand, Fed has yet to be convincing again in this tournament, except for the match vs Lacko. But you never know with him, if he brings his A game, Djokovic is in big trouble and this could slip away from him real fast.

So all in all, from what I've seen in this tournament so far, I'd give Djokovic the edge in 3 or 4.

SheepleBuster
01-25-2011, 12:27 PM
I am a big Fed fan but I am OK with Djokovic winning as long as he wins the whole darn thing. Of course, if Murray reaches the final, I don't care who wins.

henke007
01-25-2011, 12:28 PM
JesusFed in str8s or Federror in 4.

dombrfc
01-25-2011, 12:29 PM
Federer, R. 2/5
Djokovic, N. 2/1

Enough said.

Yves.
01-25-2011, 12:33 PM
I don't want Roger to lose, but I think it's not gonna happen Thursday :scared:

Would to be proven wrong though...

sanshisan
01-25-2011, 12:34 PM
Djoker and Doggy battle it out in the Finals :worship:

sexybeast
01-25-2011, 12:37 PM
Djokovic cant really handle Federer's slices and thereby cant really win neither forehand to forehand or backhand to backhand duels. Federer should go to the net often, slice like no tomorrow to both Djokovic's forehand and backhand side, dropshot and use all his variety to take Djokovic out of his rythm on the baseline. Only thing I am not sure of is if Federer can be effective with his forehand on this surface, it seems like he is having a hard time finishing points with the forehand side even when he gets easy shots in the middle of the court.

Vida
01-25-2011, 12:42 PM
Djokovic cant really handle Federer's slices and thereby cant really win neither forehand to forehand or backhand to backhand duels. Federer should go to the net often, slice like no tomorrow to both Djokovic's forehand and backhand side, dropshot and use all his variety to take Djokovic out of his rythm on the baseline. Only thing I am not sure of is if Federer can be effective with his forehand on this surface, it seems like he is having a hard time finishing points with the forehand side even when he gets easy shots in the middle of the court.

yes, yes, Id recommend federer doing that as more as he can. all the time if he can...

SheepleBuster
01-25-2011, 12:43 PM
Federer needs to stop having stupid lapses and he should win. Don't drop a set just because you are up 2 sets to love. He needs to stop having mental breaks. That's what cost him at the US Open. And if he has a match point, do what Novak did. Close your eye and just put that freaking forehand in that corner. haha. Easier said than done though

finishingmove
01-25-2011, 12:45 PM
And you think Nole won't cry when he gets Dolgopolverised in the final :shrug:

Nadal is the guy Fed and Nole are fighting to have the honor of losing to.

There is a huge difference between 3 set matches and 5 set matches. People never learn. smh.

Are you suggesting Nole has the mental edge because he won their last bo5 match?

«Ivan»
01-25-2011, 12:49 PM
Djokovic the obvious favourite

He'll still lose the final though

even if nole wins tomorrow i'm afraid muzza would very tough cookie for him.the worst possible opponent in final for nole if he reached it.

as for nole-fed,dont know what to think.fed didn't show much at this ao thanks to his opponents who (all of them) always sh!t in the shorts just when they see him on the court.

tennizen
01-25-2011, 01:05 PM
I think this surface is a lot better for Nole to play against Fed than USO.

Nole in 5

jenanun
01-25-2011, 01:06 PM
Djokovic in 4 or 5

nadal_slam_king
01-25-2011, 01:07 PM
I think this surface is a lot better for Nole to play against Fed than USO.

Nole in 5

Definitely is the better surface for Djokovic. Relatively speaking he lacks control over his aggressive shots on the US Open surface, overhits a lot.

Pfloyd
01-25-2011, 01:07 PM
It might well be time for a Murray-Djokovic final.

Djokovic in 4.

Those two deserve it. :yeah:

Commander Data
01-25-2011, 01:09 PM
I think this surface is a lot better for Nole to play against Fed than USO.

Nole in 5

I think so too. Still i say Fed in 4.

Fedex is better.

tennizen
01-25-2011, 01:09 PM
Definitely is the better surface for Djokovic. Relatively speaking he lacks control over his aggressive shots on the US Open surface, overhits a lot.

And Federer can really take Nole's time off at USO on the faster surface.

Allez
01-25-2011, 01:10 PM
Nadal is the guy Fed and Nole are fighting to have the honor of losing to.


Nadal has said that he is not the favourite here despite being number one and currently holding three slams. He has also declared that he is not feeling 100%. He has no reason to lie. If you believe him then it will be someone else that Nolderer loses to in the final, so why not go with the NKOTB :shrug:


Are you suggesting Nole has the mental edge because he won their last bo5 match?

I am suggesting that both Nole and Fed are awfully difficult to beat over 5 sets and therefore their H2H post USO will count for little on Thursday. Only the form they've shown so far matters :yeah:

finishingmove
01-25-2011, 01:12 PM
I am suggesting that both Nole and Fed are awfully difficult to beat over 5 sets and therefore their H2H post USO will count for little on Thursday. Only the form they've shown so far matters :yeah:

ok, so the nadal thing aside, how can you have djokovic as the favourite in this semi ? :scratch:

arm
01-25-2011, 01:18 PM
It's 50/50.

right now there is no obvious reason to believe one or the other is the favourite.

Clay Death
01-25-2011, 01:19 PM
the form matters as Allez has suggested.

one other thing matters also: nole has a bullet proof ground game and is one of the very best movers on the tour.

translation: dont be surprised if nole takes this in 4 or 5.

Allez
01-25-2011, 01:20 PM
ok, so the nadal thing aside, how can you have djokovic as the favourite in this semi ? :scratch:

Only the form they've shown so far matters :yeah:

luie
01-25-2011, 01:29 PM
Its 50/50 imo.
Fed has fashioned his game to play the likes of novak/murray/nadull.
However that doesn't guarantee success,I say it will be a 5 setter.
The positive aspect for fed/novak,they will have 2 days rest after the war.
Translation this is a GOLDEN OPPOTUNITY for novak,,He f*** this up & retiring a one-slam wonder is a definite possibility.

rofe
01-25-2011, 01:33 PM
After the USO result I have no idea but if pressed I will go with Novak in 4. Fed's form is fluctuating way too much so I don't know what he will bring to te table against Novak. Novak on the other hand, has been more solid off the ground and is serving well.

I think the only way Fed has a chance is if his FH is not just stable but on fire and he serves well.

«Ivan»
01-25-2011, 01:37 PM
ok, so the nadal thing aside, how can you have djokovic as the favourite in this semi ? :scratch:

hater but consistant.credit to this:worship:

Arkulari
01-25-2011, 01:41 PM
Nole in 4, he's just too solid right now :yeah:

Allez
01-25-2011, 01:42 PM
hater but consistant.credit to this:worship:

:scratch:

malisha
01-25-2011, 01:43 PM
i think Djoko takes this one in 4

Lalalovesong
01-25-2011, 01:43 PM
Djokovic is in good form, but I think Federer is still the overall favourite. When Nole plays his top tennis he can beat anyone, but the problem is his consistency during a match. He doesn't seem like a stable factor, especially against good opponents. Djokovic deserves a second slam, but he's still far from reaching that.

«Ivan»
01-25-2011, 01:45 PM
Nadal is the guy Fed and Nole are fighting to have the honor of losing to.


wrong i'm afraid.

murray Nadal is the guy Fed and Nole are fighting to have the honor of losing to.

Nole Rules
01-25-2011, 01:45 PM
Nole in 4 hopefully.His time has come.:rocker2:

Commander Data
01-25-2011, 01:45 PM
I doubt Joker is beating Fedex back to back in Slams.
fed is gonna seek revange. Nole will need to play out of his mind to win.

ossie
01-25-2011, 01:46 PM
the joke in 4 tight sets.

«Ivan»
01-25-2011, 01:46 PM
I doubt Joker is beating Fedex back to back in Slams.
fed is gonna seek revange. Nole will need to play out of his mind to win.

shedule tomorrow?

chenx15
01-25-2011, 01:49 PM
i really like federer but i see nole taking the whole thing. i think he is putting his heart into it to avoid being called a one slam wonder and won it when the mighty fed had "Mono"

Raferminator
01-25-2011, 01:58 PM
And the unbelievably exciting matches continue! Could we be looking at another straight sets win for the victor, or may this encounter actually have some momentum changes? The number of nail bitiing straight set victories in the 4th Round and QFs at this AO has been FAN-tastic!!! :lol:

I would like Nole to win this match and for it to be entertaining. That doesn't match my expectations for the match, however.

finishingmove
01-25-2011, 02:00 PM
wrong i'm afraid.

murray Nadal is the guy Fed and Nole are fighting to have the honor of losing to.

Murray is not even a favourite in the final against Nole, let alone Fed :spit:

vn01
01-25-2011, 02:02 PM
Nole in 4

Vida
01-25-2011, 02:11 PM
after his piece-of-cake draw, murray better pray to death he doesnt meet battle hardened nole in the finals.

Har-Tru
01-25-2011, 02:15 PM
Djokovic the obvious favourite

Is he now?

http://www.oddschecker.com/tennis/australian-open/mens-australian-open/novak-djokovic-v-roger-federer/winner

Har-Tru
01-25-2011, 02:17 PM
I dare to go against the irrefutable MTF opinion and side with the bookies: Federer to reach the final again.

Nole fan
01-25-2011, 02:21 PM
Its 50/50 imo.
Fed has fashioned his game to play the likes of novak/murray/nadull.
However that doesn't guarantee success,I say it will be a 5 setter.
The positive aspect for fed/novak,they will have 2 days rest after the war.
Translation this is a GOLDEN OPPOTUNITY for novak,,He f*** this up & retiring a one-slam wonder is a definite possibility.

From all the posts here, I think I agree with yours the most. :yeah:

Commander Data
01-25-2011, 02:24 PM
You see Nole f*** this up & retiring a one-slam wonder is a definite possibility?

:D

Fed will beat him but he will win one more eventually. :hug:

Nole fan
01-25-2011, 02:27 PM
You see Nole f*** this up & retiring a one-slam wonder is a definite possibility?

:D

Fed will beat him but he will win one more eventually. :hug:

It's a possibility. :lol:
I just know I'd be very pissed at him.

Tonkie13
01-25-2011, 02:33 PM
federer for sure, there is a differance between playing good and beating roger, second is more difficult

Forehander
01-25-2011, 02:35 PM
Hard to say. But my heart goes with Federer.

Seingeist
01-25-2011, 02:40 PM
Heart screaming Nole, but head still says Fed.

As for Allez and others talking about "current form": Nole was in probably the best form I have ever seen at Shanghai last year. He was absolutely demolishing his opponents with near-perfect play. Against Federer, he completely tightened up and he lost.

He has mental lapses against Federer like he has against no one else, and I don't know if that will ever really change. Fed's match to lose, I fear.

luie
01-25-2011, 02:46 PM
You see Nole f*** this up & retiring a one-slam wonder is a definite possibility?

:D

Fed will beat him but he will win one more eventually. :hug:
Yes,The along awaited new generation is showing signs of life ,we have a few young players in the top 100.
Berankis/dimitriov/dolgopolov with Raonic/tomic to join. Tennis moves on.
Old players like gonzalez/nalbandian/haas/hewitt etc are on the way out.
Novak began to hit his PRIME in 2007 meaning he is 4 years into his overall prime.As opposed to murray who hit his prime later-on. In short its now or never for novak to become a multi-slam winner.
If he loses this slam, & wins a slam against lesser opponents,it wouldn't look good imo.
He is serving good,returning good,ground game consistent. Playing against an old man etc.
Secopndly heat/stamina will not be an issue for him in this tourny.
Nadull not in the best of form/Murray unproven @ this level.
NO EXCUSES if he doesn't carry the title to belgrade.

_Chaz
01-25-2011, 02:48 PM
Heart screaming Nole, but head still says Fed.

As for Allez and others talking about "current form": Nole was in probably the best form I have ever seen at Shanghai last year. He was absolutely demolishing his opponents with near-perfect play. Against Federer, he completely tightened up and he lost.

He has mental lapses against Federer like he has against no one else, and I don't know if that will ever really change. Fed's match to lose, I fear.

That's a really good post. Before the Shanghai match we were expecting a very exciting match (I guess poll was around 50%), because Nole was in terrific form (winning Beijing a week before) and Fed also was good out there. But then as you said, Nole didn't play his best against Fed.
As a Fed fan, of course I hope he'll have this mental lapses again. If not, it's going to be an epic I say.

Rafa#Uno:-)
01-25-2011, 02:50 PM
Federer is unbeatable .....

Allez
01-25-2011, 02:53 PM
Heart screaming Nole, but head still says Fed.

As for Allez and others talking about "current form": Nole was in probably the best form I have ever seen at Shanghai last year. He was absolutely demolishing his opponents with near-perfect play. Against Federer, he completely tightened up and he lost.

He has mental lapses against Federer like he has against no one else, and I don't know if that will ever really change. Fed's match to lose, I fear.

Again, as you no doubt witnessed at the US Open there is a massive difference between a three set match and a five set match. In a three set match I completely agree with you. Mental lapses will be severely punished. In a 5 setter Nole has all the time in the world to turn things around and Roger seems to be losing closely contested long matches lately. Nole has proven this so I'm not sure why three set matches are being brought into the equation. Grandslam tennis is an entirely different beast...and so is Nole :yeah:

Nole fan
01-25-2011, 02:55 PM
Heart screaming Nole, but head still says Fed.

As for Allez and others talking about "current form": Nole was in probably the best form I have ever seen at Shanghai last year. He was absolutely demolishing his opponents with near-perfect play. Against Federer, he completely tightened up and he lost.

He has mental lapses against Federer like he has against no one else, and I don't know if that will ever really change. Fed's match to lose, I fear.

That's true. It's all in the mind, not in the game. All fed-djoko clashes have been very close affairs usually going like this:
Playing equally well for four games, no one dominating. Tied at 4-4. Federer breaks Nole's next serve when he's unable to cope with the pressure and then serves for the set (usually Nole has chances to break back but Roger is clutch with his serve). Repeat pattern in the second set then Fed cruises in the third when Nole is completely demoralized.
In most of his matches (WTF semis notwithstanding) Djoko has many chances to break Roger's serve but he chokes. I've seen that many many times. Could have happened in the USO semis, but surprisingly Nole didn't choke then and did what only champions are able to do. Hopefully he will have learn that lesson.

fsoica
01-25-2011, 02:56 PM
is this match for no.2 in the world ?

abraxas21
01-25-2011, 02:57 PM
Olderer about to send the Serbian GOAT packing back to Belgrade in 4 sets

Nole fan
01-25-2011, 02:59 PM
Again, as you no doubt witnessed at the US Open there is a massive difference bewteen a three set match and a five set match. In a three set match I completely agree with you. Mental lapses will be severely punished. In a 5 setter Nole has all the time in the world to turn things around and Roger seems to be losing closely contested long matches lately. Nole has proven this so I'm not sure why three set matches are being brought into the equation. Grandslam tennis is an entirely different beast...and so is Nole :yeah:

I also believe that a 5 setter is favorable to Novak these days. And stamina is no longer a problem, he looks now fitter than ever and ready for everything.

*Brahmin
01-25-2011, 03:05 PM
It really is a tough choice. US open and and then London masters to make things confusing...first of all, do you guys believe that aus open is really really different to London?

We all know fed has the game to beat Nole..and if he played like he did in London (he was unbelievable) and even 70% as aggressive as he was in that match..he will win the match...this game is fed's to lose I feel (as it is almost every single time)

But I don't think fed will be in his A-game...assuming that Nole is confident (after his Davis Cup win) is moving better, hitting better, serving better...I feel Nole will stay with Fed and put scoreboard pressure...will rattle fed, will frustrate him...this will go the distance and fed will not bring his top-notch aggressive..and I think Nole will be solid enough to...

win this in 5 sets...

swisht4u
01-25-2011, 03:07 PM
Fed in 3. :)

Nole's not ready yet for the bigtime.

chalkdust
01-25-2011, 03:09 PM
Fed summons enough GOAT to butt Nole in 4 tight sets.

Agree that Fed needs to find better form - I think he will, but he might not. Just hope we get an exciting match.

Nole fan
01-25-2011, 03:37 PM
From Nole's press conference after beating Berdych...

Q. How do you explain your freshness? You say it's quite surprising and even you didn't stop after the celebration.

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yeah, it was very short. Not even two weeks. I had holidays, if you want to call them. Then I started slowly building up my physical strength. But I had very good schedule, very good program. That was different, you know, from the past years.

I've learned how to, you know, prepare well, how to organize my time off, organize my practice. I did a great job with my team. Of course, big credit to them.

Definitely playing great tennis.

Q. What kind of change, for example, in your timing?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: You know, just more organized in some ways. I knew where am I going, what am I doing. You know, sometimes when you have a very short off season, when you're not in the tournament, you want to do a lot of different things. You want to see the family, you want to do a lot of different things off the court. Maybe keeps your focus out of what you need to do.

This year, I just had the team of people that was just putting the right schedule and then it made my life much easier.

Q. How did you keep mentally fresh? I can understand the physical and the organization, but after a really long season and the high of Davis Cup and then coming to Perth, how did you keep your mind fresh and the desire where you really want to play well?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I think the Davis Cup title gave me a lot confidence. Just motivated to me come back and win some more matches.

You know, I felt like I'm starting to play my best tennis in last five, six months. I have more experience on the court. Physically I'm fit. I'm hitting the ball better and I have more variety in the game. Serve has been much better, which is very encouraging fact because it's been an issue for me in the last 12 months.

I was hungry for more success and probably that's an explanation.

Roger the Dodger
01-25-2011, 04:00 PM
Roger in 4. No dodging the Djoker this time around.

HDW
01-25-2011, 04:06 PM
No way is Nole winning this. Fedex in 4 :rocker2::rocker2:

Monteque
01-25-2011, 04:11 PM
Fed in five:hatoff:

«Ivan»
01-25-2011, 04:16 PM
Murray is not even a favourite in the final against Nole, let alone Fed :spit:

do you follow tennis?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennis
:cool:

Shade
01-25-2011, 04:19 PM
My gut says Novak in 4, but I'd like to see Fed take it home.

shiaben
01-25-2011, 04:20 PM
There is no way he will lose unless Jesus Fed plus some extra variation shows up out of nowhere.

This match is going to be even tougher for Federer than 2008 Australian Open.

This time he doesn't have mono or a fever, yet Djokovic will crush him in 3 sets without any illnesses or injuries.

Depending what the scoreline is, it might raise up questions of retirement. (i.e. if it was 6-4, 6-3, 6-3.) etc.

I expect Djokovic to come out in 3 after what I saw him do yesterday. Forehand has become more devastating than ever he's able to use it both offensively and even more deadlier defensively (his cross court exchanges with Berdych froze Berdych, ridiculous).

He seems to have added more things in his arsenal since U.S. Open 2010.

Start da Game
01-25-2011, 04:20 PM
the match is on djokovic's racket.......it's a night match and the surface suits his game a lot.......he has enough groundgame and i can't think of him losing this if he,

1. serves normal

2. returns the serve normal

sexybeast
01-25-2011, 04:21 PM
It really is a tough choice. US open and and then London masters to make things confusing...first of all, do you guys believe that aus open is really really different to London?

We all know fed has the game to beat Nole..and if he played like he did in London (he was unbelievable) and even 70% as aggressive as he was in that match..he will win the match...this game is fed's to lose I feel (as it is almost every single time)

But I don't think fed will be in his A-game...assuming that Nole is confident (after his Davis Cup win) is moving better, hitting better, serving better...I feel Nole will stay with Fed and put scoreboard pressure...will rattle fed, will frustrate him...this will go the distance and fed will not bring his top-notch aggressive..and I think Nole will be solid enough to...

win this in 5 sets...

It is much slower than London and has higher bounce. I think it is as slow as Indian Wells but without the crazy high bounces you have in Indian Wells. London was a slow indoor court but medium paced compared to outdoor hardcourts, this one in Australia really deserves to be called blue clay for its speed but I think the bounce still is quite low, cant really tell that good because you dont have a good view of how the ball bounces, the slice seem to be fairly effective on this court. It is more important for Federer to have low bounces than really fast speed, specially against Nadal.

«Ivan»
01-25-2011, 04:22 PM
My gut says Novak in 4, but I'd like to see Fed take it home.



My gut says nole in 4, 'n I'd like to see rogelina 'n his ballet dancers take it home.

guga2120
01-25-2011, 04:34 PM
Nole in 5, hopefully.

A Murray/Djokovic final would be much more intresting than another Rafa/arrogant swiss final.

sexybeast
01-25-2011, 04:36 PM
the match is on djokovic's racket.......it's a night match and the surface suits his game a lot.......he has enough groundgame and i can't think of him losing this if he,

1. serves normal

2. returns the serve normal

I have never seen Federer be completely outplayed by Djokovic except in Australia 2008, his h2h is extremly convincing against Djokovic and Djokovic won some of those matches in the deciding set when Federer absolutely terrible like in usopen 2010, miami 2009, Basel 2009 and Rome 2009. Federer even played a bad match in usopen 2009 and still won in straights, only time I have seen Djokovic beating Federer when Fed was playing decent tennis was in Montreal 2007. On the other hand I have seen Nadal and Murray just downright outplay Federer, Federer playing good tennis but just not enought to beat these two because they simply match up really bad for Federer and Nadal might just be downright a better player than Federer. Djokovic cant even neutralise Federer's backhand, he just wins by grit one or two important points going his way or the other way.

So, Djokovic might just win this match, but it will not be in his hands. Both like to dictate points but Djokovic is nowhere close to having the tools to play aggressive tennis that is in Federer's arsenal, he can barely go to the net without looking like a fool. It might sound that I dont like Djokovic, but on the contrary his matchup with Nadal is one of my favorites and produces some of the best tennis in this era (rivaled only by Nadal-Murray and Federer-Murray).

Djokovic-Federer and Djokovic-Murray are the ugliest matchups between the top 4, Djokovic and Federer most often just try so hard to dictate the rallies that their matches turn to an error showdown while Murray-Djokovic is just Murray trying to make Djokovic come up with mistakes or go to the net.

This match will be in Federer's hands but if Federer's forehand wont be flawless like in Cincinatti 2009, usopen 2008, Shanghai and London 2010 then we are in for a marathon of errors and mental games and the outcome will be 50-50. If Federer will be flying with his forehand all over the court it will be over in 3 sets.

Sham Kay
01-25-2011, 04:37 PM
The era begins to shift.

Djoker in 4.

bobrocks
01-25-2011, 05:04 PM
The GOAT is still the GOAT.

Fed in 4.

Start da Game
01-25-2011, 05:07 PM
I have never seen Federer be completely outplayed by Djokovic except in Australia 2008, his h2h is extremly convincing against Djokovic and Djokovic won some of those matches in the deciding set when Federer absolutely terrible like in usopen 2010, miami 2009, Basel 2009 and Rome 2009. Federer even played a bad match in usopen 2009 and still won in straights, only time I have seen Djokovic beating Federer when Fed was playing decent tennis was in Montreal 2007. On the other hand I have seen Nadal and Murray just downright outplay Federer, Federer playing good tennis but just not enought to beat these two because they simply match up really bad for Federer and Nadal might just be downright a better player than Federer. Djokovic cant even neutralise Federer's backhand, he just wins by grit one or two important points going his way or the other way.

So, Djokovic might just win this match, but it will not be in his hands. Both like to dictate points but Djokovic is nowhere close to having the tools to play aggressive tennis that is in Federer's arsenal, he can barely go to the net without looking like a fool. It might sound that I dont like Djokovic, but on the contrary his matchup with Nadal is one of my favorites and produces some of the best tennis in this era (rivaled only by Nadal-Murray and Federer-Murray).

Djokovic-Federer and Djokovic-Murray are the ugliest matchups between the top 4, Djokovic and Federer most often just try so hard to dictate the rallies that their matches turn to an error showdown while Murray-Djokovic is just Murray trying to make Djokovic come up with mistakes or go to the net.

This match will be in Federer's hands but if Federer's forehand wont be flawless like in Cincinatti 2009, usopen 2008, Shanghai and London 2010 then we are in for a marathon of errors and mental games and the outcome will be 50-50. If Federer will be flying with his forehand all over the court it will be over in 3 sets.

i just don't see federina imposing his game if djokovic doesn't choke.......that's why i feel it's on djokovic's racket........federina starts feeling uncomfortable when he knows that his opponent has come to play and is in no mood to gift matches unlike bendoverinka, rodduck or sodamug........

puppy555
01-25-2011, 05:08 PM
Really hoping for Djoker to pull through, but it's gonna be tough, even if Federer hasn't been much on form so far :scared: Fed always seems to have the mental edge over him in their meetings, even the ones that Nole wins. Maybe he can turn that around with a win here.

is this match for no.2 in the world ?

Fed will stay no. 2, even if Nole goes on to win the whole thing :o but the gap between them would then only be around 100 points

Snowwy
01-25-2011, 05:15 PM
Fed in 3

ossie
01-25-2011, 05:26 PM
Fed in 3you really think joker won't be able to even take a set?

Jaz
01-25-2011, 05:30 PM
you really think joker won't be able to even take a set?

Evidently if he/she said 3 sets.. :confused:

«Ivan»
01-25-2011, 05:31 PM
you really think joker won't be able to even take a set?

i voted nole in 3. fan things:)

MsTree
01-25-2011, 05:32 PM
Nole in 5 :D I hope :p

Myrre
01-25-2011, 05:43 PM
Federer will own the baseline and play too fast for Djokovic. Djokovic won't look so great when he's not controlling the rallies. Federer in 3 or 4.

Nole fan
01-25-2011, 06:00 PM
Federer will own the baseline and play too fast for Djokovic. Djokovic won't look so great when he's not controlling the rallies. Federer in 3 or 4.

Djokovic usually controls the rallies after four or five shots. Federer doesn't like to run.

Alex999
01-25-2011, 06:03 PM
Novak in 3.

San Rosso
01-25-2011, 06:03 PM
Heart says Djokovic, brain says Federer..

Myrre
01-25-2011, 06:07 PM
Djokovic usually controls the rallies after four or five shots. Federer doesn't like to run.

I guess you haven't seen their last 3 matches...

Nole fan
01-25-2011, 06:09 PM
I guess you haven't seen their last 3 matches...

That doesn't mean anything. That streak is over.

Mr. Oracle
01-25-2011, 06:12 PM
Expect a "taking to the shed" Serbian style and a lot of UE's from Fed. Nole bringing too much game.

DrJules
01-25-2011, 06:15 PM
Djokovic usually controls the rallies after four or five shots. Federer doesn't like to run.

:lol::lol::lol:

Yes he does focus on conserving energy which is probably a reason he is often physically in better shape at the end of a GS than other players.

The way to beat Federer has always been to keep the ball in play long enough for Federer to overhit a forehand or mishit a backhand.

Only on key points does Federer normally play more cautiously and focus on making no unforced errors. One long rally after another has never been his style.

Mr. Oracle
01-25-2011, 06:16 PM
:rolleyes: Haters going to hate, sad to say but fed is going to get abused worse than berdych did. Same result as AO08.

That and a little trolling as well.

Not good enough? The hindu god Krishna could not have played better tonight.

careergrandslam
01-25-2011, 06:21 PM
i think federer will destroy this mug djokovic in 3 sets.

«Ivan»
01-25-2011, 06:22 PM
:lol::lol::lol:

Yes he does focus on conserving energy which is probably a reason he is often physically in better shape at the end of a GS than other players.

The way to beat Federer has always been to keep the ball in play long enough for Federer to overhit a forehand or mishit a backhand.

Only on key points does Federer normally play more cautiously and focus on making no unforced errors. One long rally after another has never been his style.

nice post

but
fed-nole
rafa-murray (i hope)

winner will be the one with better day.

the luckest one will take the title.i'm just happy they all 4 are in amazing form.

DrJules
01-25-2011, 06:23 PM
The bookies strongly favour Federer.

Federer 4-9 favourite an Djokovic 9-5 outsider. They must be confusing this Federer with the 2004 to the 2007 version:

http://www.oddschecker.com/tennis/australian-open/mens-australian-open/novak-djokovic-v-roger-federer/winner

Feel it is more evens.

careergrandslam
01-25-2011, 06:26 PM
federer will hit hard and djokovic will look like a clueless rabbit out there.
then federer will hit a tweener to humiliate djokovic like US 2008 and destroy him like in the world tour finals 2010.

djokovic will then say federer is the GOAT and everyone will kiss fed's arse.

this is how the story will unfold

«Ivan»
01-25-2011, 06:28 PM
The bookies strongly favour Federer.

Federer 4-9 favourite an Djokovic 9-5 outsider. They must be confusing this Federer with the 2004 to the 2007 version:

http://www.oddschecker.com/tennis/australian-open/mens-australian-open/novak-djokovic-v-roger-federer/winner

Feel it is more evens.

bookies...i saw yesterday 1.12 on nole 'n 3.2 on berdych. way to much before the match.nevertheless i'm just hoping we could see epic matches.there is no :eek:

«Ivan»
01-25-2011, 06:29 PM
federer will hit hard and djokovic will look like a clueless rabbit out there.
then federer will hit a tweener to humiliate djokovic like US 2008 and destroy him like in the world tour finals 2010.

djokovic will then say federer is the GOAT and everyone will kiss fed's arse.

this is how the story will unfold

you can voodoo?dolls,etc?

Start da Game
01-25-2011, 06:30 PM
federer will hit hard and djokovic will look like a clueless rabbit out there.
then federer will hit a tweener to humiliate djokovic like US 2008 and destroy him like in the world tour finals 2010.

djokovic will then say federer is the GOAT and everyone will kiss fed's arse.

this is how the story will unfold

djokovic is in no mood to surrender.......take all your bets off if you already bet on federer.......

DrJules
01-25-2011, 06:31 PM
federer will hit hard and djokovic will look like a clueless rabbit out there.
then federer will hit a tweener to humiliate djokovic like US 2008 and destroy him like in the world tour finals 2010.

djokovic will then say federer is the GOAT and everyone will kiss fed's arse.

this is how the story will unfold

At the US Open both Federer and Djokovic realistically knew they were playing for the runner up position such was the form of Nadal.

Here both realise their chances of a title win rise dramatically if Murray does the hard work and beats the world number 1 Nadal and they would not know if that happens as the match is a day later.

MalwareDie
01-25-2011, 06:34 PM
The winner of this match will be spanked By Murray.

70-68
01-25-2011, 06:37 PM
Novak has more votes, so probably Federer will win this match

Dejan16
01-25-2011, 06:40 PM
The winner of this match will be spanked By Murray.

murray and spank in the same sentence is a good one, murray will not spank anyone, he might out push them though, the guy does not deserve to win anything with that ugly game.:o

Nole fan
01-25-2011, 06:40 PM
I'll make the ultimate sacrifice as a fan and will not watch this match live since I always jinx Nole. :awww:
Worked for me during USO 2010. I didn't watch his semi against Fed live and he won (I watched vs Nadal though, silly me). I'm ready to sacrifice myself for a higher goal. :angel:

DrJules
01-25-2011, 06:45 PM
The winner of this match will be spanked By Murray.

This is a tennis website not an S & M site.:lol::lol::lol:

careergrandslam
01-25-2011, 06:46 PM
I'll make the ultimate sacrifice as a fan and will not watch this match live since I always jinx Nole. :awww:
Worked for me during USO 2010. I didn't watch his semi against Fed live and he won (I watched vs Nadal though, silly me). I'm ready to sacrifice myself for a higher goal. :angel:

no no u have to watch.

u better watch or u will reverse jinx it.

Nole_1990
01-25-2011, 06:55 PM
I'll make the ultimate sacrifice as a fan and will not watch this match live since I always jinx Nole. :awww:
Worked for me during USO 2010. I didn't watch his semi against Fed live and he won (I watched vs Nadal though, silly me). I'm ready to sacrifice myself for a higher goal. :angel:

ok you do that and Nole will win

Rafa is the GOAT
01-25-2011, 06:57 PM
Nole in 5
4-6 6-3 5-7 6-2 6-4

Allez
01-25-2011, 07:05 PM
I'll make the ultimate sacrifice as a fan and will not watch this match live since I always jinx Nole. :awww:
Worked for me during USO 2010. I didn't watch his semi against Fed live and he won (I watched vs Nadal though, silly me). I'm ready to sacrifice myself for a higher goal. :angel:

Congrats Nolefan. By not watching you've just ensured that Nole will be victorious come Thursday. Your post has been saved and will be presented to Nole next Monday morning. You will get what you deserve :yeah:

tests
01-25-2011, 07:17 PM
nice post

but
fed-nole
rafa-murray (i hope)

winner will be the one with better day.

the luckest one will take the title.i'm just happy they all 4 are in amazing form.

Feds in good form? Tmf has not arrived yet

dombrfc
01-25-2011, 07:18 PM
Never thought I'd see the day MTF is calling a Federer loss to Nole in a slam.

Nole fan
01-25-2011, 07:51 PM
Never thought I'd see the day MTF is calling a Federer loss to Nole in a slam.

Times they are A-changing, my friend.

mgasol
01-25-2011, 07:51 PM
jesusfed to school this clown for the xxxxth time.

Mechlan
01-25-2011, 07:53 PM
First time I've ever thought Djokovic was the favorite against Federer at a slam. He's just been playing great and Federer not so much. Federer's only hope is to serve great and keep the UE count low. Otherwise this could be one way traffic.

Nole_1990
01-25-2011, 07:58 PM
First time I've ever thought Djokovic was the favorite against Federer at a slam. He's just been playing great and Federer not so much. Federer's only hope is to serve great and keep the UE count low. Otherwise this could be one way traffic.

+1 if he doesn't serve well this could be one way traffic

samanosuke
01-25-2011, 07:58 PM
Federer's only hope is to serve great and keep the UE count low. Otherwise this could be one way traffic.

Than you'll have one way traffic in other direction

Allez
01-25-2011, 08:01 PM
Than you'll have one way traffic in other direction

:lol:

kinski76
01-25-2011, 08:01 PM
This one is tough to call, imo. But Djokovic has met fairly decent opposition (at least ranking-wise) all the way throughout the tournament, and come through convincingly for the most part, so he gets my vote. I wouldn't be adverse to seeing him lift the title here. But any scenario is possible. One can never understimate Federer when he reaches the final stages of a Grand Slam, regardless of how he's played up to that point.

Certinfy
01-25-2011, 08:09 PM
Djokovic in 4.

Nole_1990
01-25-2011, 08:27 PM
i think if djokovic wins the first set it will be tough for Federer ro come back
as i saw in every fed match in the 2nd set he makes alot of UE's and when you have nole against the net it will destroy you just like what happened at US open semis

SetSampras
01-25-2011, 08:31 PM
Guess it depends on the level Fed brings to the match. If he brings the level he brought to the USO hes finished in probably 4 sets at the very most the way Djoker has been playing at the AO. IF he bring the level he brought to the YEC, Djoker is finished.

Its hard to gage where Fed is right now. Hes played well and has played like crap throughout the AO.


Hard to say this one. It would be a nice to see a new final for a change between Murray-Djoker. Break up the monotony of the Fedal finals or the Nadal-Djoker finals or Fed-Murray finals

Bigselber
01-25-2011, 08:36 PM
The thing is Federer looks a bit slow, and hes not really hitting any hard forhands, really hope he is not injured ! Match will be interesting, and probably very tight.. I'll give fed the edge though, think he will win in 4 sets

V.H.
01-25-2011, 08:59 PM
No way! Most people think Nole is gonna win. I just can't understand that. Fed in 3 or 4

mgasol
01-25-2011, 09:01 PM
typical MTF poll. completely in th moment, forgetting that roger sucked at the USO and beat this joker the last three times. get ready for another 3 or 4 set win for jesusfed.

Allez
01-25-2011, 09:03 PM
No way! Most people think Nole is gonna win. I just can't understand that. Fed in 3 or 4

Perhaps you have not watched any of their matches at this year's Australian Open and you have forgotten what happened the last time they met at a Grandslam :zzz: Most of the time MTF polls are spot on :wavey:

Mechlan
01-25-2011, 09:34 PM
Than you'll have one way traffic in other direction

:lol: Possible! You never know whether it's Federror or JesusFed coming to play.

@Sweet Cleopatra
01-25-2011, 09:37 PM
Can't wait to see the match. Hope it is entertaining.

shiaben
01-25-2011, 09:43 PM
I think this is the second big match in MTF where Federer has been the underdog (exclude Roland Garros).

The first time was against an up and coming Andy Murray in last year's Australian Open tournament. Murray had a big h2h over Federer in the best of 3 sets. He defeated him consecutively in some of those as well. But once the final came, Federer made the media and fans eat their words, and showed that when it comes to slams, it's a totally different ball game, and he shifted the gears and crushed him.

It would be interesting if he were to shift gears and bring that Jesus Fed plus a little bit more against Djokovic in this match, but I really doubt it.

Unlike Murray, Djokovic has a killer forehand. His forehand has developed to the point where he was able to go toe to toe with Berdych and own Berdych most prized asset (his large forehand).

Djokovic game is pretty complete has everything in his arsenal. I don't think he will choke on his serve like Murray did last year (what was it 30% first serve percentage??).

If Federer were to win this I will remain speechless given the thrilling form Djokovic is in.

tests
01-25-2011, 10:10 PM
I think this is the second big match in MTF where Federer has been the underdog (exclude Roland Garros).

The first time was against an up and coming Andy Murray in last year's Australian Open tournament. Murray had a big h2h over Federer in the best of 3 sets. He defeated him consecutively in some of those as well. But once the final came, Federer made the media and fans eat their words, and showed that when it comes to slams, it's a totally different ball game, and he shifted the gears and crushed him.

It would be interesting if he were to shift gears and bring that Jesus Fed plus a little bit more against Djokovic in this match, but I really doubt it.

Unlike Murray, Djokovic has a killer forehand. His forehand has developed to the point where he was able to go toe to toe with Berdych and own Berdych most prized asset (his large forehand).

Djokovic game is pretty complete has everything in his arsenal. I don't think he will choke on his serve like Murray did last year (what was it 30% first serve percentage??).

If Federer were to win this I will remain speechless given the thrilling form Djokovic is in.

murrays serve in the final last year, was very very reminiscent of federers serve against nadal in aus open final (1st serve). Both of them had horrendous 1st serving percents, but murray would have taken atleast one set if he served well, fed woulda beat nadal.

SetSampras
01-25-2011, 10:12 PM
Well its also a big question or whether or not what Djokovic shows up as well. We have seen him mentally implode from time to time over the last 2 years as well.

Mr. Oracle
01-25-2011, 10:20 PM
:rolleyes: Haters going to hate, sad to say but fed is going to get abused worse than berdych did. Same result as AO08.

I'll make the ultimate sacrifice as a fan and will not watch this match live since I always jinx Nole. :awww:
Worked for me during USO 2010. I didn't watch his semi against Fed live and he won (I watched vs Nadal though, silly me). I'm ready to sacrifice myself for a higher goal. :angel:

lol, just dust off the VCR !!

allpro
01-25-2011, 11:43 PM
if nole insists on challenging fed's forehand he'll lose.

fed needs to play aggressive, attacking tennis and keep nole off-balance. if he engages in long rallies he'll lose.

fed in five.

Mungo
01-26-2011, 12:27 AM
I would say Djokovic but it's like 51-49 to me.

In the 5th set??!!! WOW the Isner-Mahut match will be forgotten soon!

Mungo
01-26-2011, 12:29 AM
Fed is unbeaten since Paris-Bercy. WTF, Doha...the streak is meant to end soon. If it's not Djokovic, it will be Nadal/Murray in the final.

Mungo
01-26-2011, 12:31 AM
I forgot the 2 key factors of the match:

Roger's serve
Novak's brain, should I add his lenses?

shiaben
01-26-2011, 12:46 AM
I forgot the 2 key factors of the match:

Roger's serve
Novak's brain, should I add his lenses?

Nah..his lenses will only cost him a point or two :), not a big deal for Nole ;)

zlaja777
01-26-2011, 01:01 AM
Originally Posted by scoobs
I would say Djokovic but it's like 51-49 to me.

In the 5th set??!!! WOW the Isner-Mahut match will be forgotten soon!

:worship::worship::worship:

Tennis4you-com
01-26-2011, 01:02 AM
I am going with 55% Federer and 45% Nole. It could really go either way.

10is-
01-26-2011, 01:26 AM
Interesting how more than 50% of MTF is not willing to consider the GOAT despite being Olderer worthy of being considered even a slight favorite.

Also interesting is to note the general narative concensus (even among some Fed fans) i.e. when Federer decimates his opponents, they either choked or bent over (eg. Fed vs Rinka); nevermind the fact that it's his tactics that force the opponent to play poorly. Whereas for others it was their supreme gameplay that simply outclassed their opponent (eg. Nole vs Berdych).

Wonder what Fed has done to become so "underrented" by MTF clowns.

Corey Feldman
01-26-2011, 01:32 AM
how did this "Olderer" nickname manage to stick http://www.vwwatercooled.org.au/images/smilies/facepalm.gif

shanks
01-26-2011, 01:45 AM
Again, as you no doubt witnessed at the US Open there is a massive difference between a three set match and a five set match. In a three set match I completely agree with you. Mental lapses will be severely punished. In a 5 setter Nole has all the time in the world to turn things around and Roger seems to be losing closely contested long matches lately. Nole has proven this so I'm not sure why three set matches are being brought into the equation. Grandslam tennis is an entirely different beast...and so is Nole :yeah:

U make me sick! Ur posts make me sick! U have no knowledge of tennis. Ur just a bandwagoner. Will u promise never to post again on mtf if roger wins? Cos hes gonna win no matter how well djokovic plays.

Synesthetic
01-26-2011, 01:53 AM
I'm surprised no one has really addressed the day/night factor:


Djokovic has played 2 matches at night and importantly, one of them was his QF (immediately preceding the SF). Federer has played 1 match at night in which he struggled (though that may have been more to do with Simon). It was clear during this match that Federer was struggling to penetrate the court (not just the wall he was playing :p) and unforced errors ensued, which may or may not be a sign of things to come.
Night conditions slow the court down more than it already is, which undoubtedly helps Djokovic. The 3 matches in which Federer most recently beat Djokovic all took place on faster courts or indoors which certainly enhanced the attacking style endorsed by Annacone. The slower court will give Djokovic more time to set up his groundstrokes, especially the forehand on which he has a large backswing. It also makes it easier to play defense, which will be an asset to Novak if Federer starts making a lot of errors as he has done in phases during this tournament. Essentially, it favours consistency; it also helps the returner more than the server, and in their past matches Federer has relied more on his serve to win more than Djokovic (who at times couldn't serve :lol:). Finally, it's more difficult to hit slice that really penetrates the court in the slower evening conditions (although this court seems to take slice really well during the day), which I think neutralises one of Federer's most useful weapons against Djokovic.
In fact the last time they played on a slow hard court, Djokovic won (Miami '09), although Federer played very badly in that match, spraying errors left and right. But that example highlights my point about the slow conditions enhancing defense/rewarding consistency from the ground and being an important factor, I believe, in this match-up.
In Federer's SFs here in the last two years (v. Roddick and Tsonga) he played brilliantly and completely dismantled his opponents. At the same time, Federer is a nightmare match-up for both those players, and neither of them have the proficiency of Djokovic from the baseline, especially on the backhand wing.

Having said all of that, Federer is still at an advantage in terms of pure match-up - his use of netplay and other forms of variety/all-court play are a major asset and if Djokovic doesn't serve well he's much more likely to lose, so everything considered Federer is a 60% favourite for me. However, I have a gut feeling that it's Novak's time so I voted Djokovic in 5. This could be a mighty match - Djokovic energised by Serbia's Davis Cup victory, against Federer on a 34-2 streak since the US Open; though it's probably quite likely that it fails to live up to its expectations as matches between these two usually do!

Synesthetic
01-26-2011, 02:05 AM
As for Allez and others talking about "current form": Nole was in probably the best form I have ever seen at Shanghai last year. He was absolutely demolishing his opponents with near-perfect play. Against Federer, he completely tightened up and he lost.

He has mental lapses against Federer like he has against no one else, and I don't know if that will ever really change. Fed's match to lose, I fear.

You have to keep in mind what had happened prior to this match. Djokovic beat Federer at the USO which I think created pressure, in his own mind, on himself to perform well against Roger at Shanghai; he made himself more of a favourite in that match than he was in reality. Anyway, Federer's always been excellent at getting his revenge after bad losses in Grand Slams :lol: But Djokovic looks like he's in a much better frame of mind in this tournament.

Mungo
01-26-2011, 02:32 AM
murrays serve in the final last year, was very very reminiscent of federers serve against nadal in aus open final (1st serve). Both of them had horrendous 1st serving percents, but murray would have taken atleast one set if he served well, fed woulda beat nadal.

BS. Nadal was exhausted after the long semi against Verdasco and yet he beat Fed. Fresh Nadal would have beat Fed in 3-4 sets. Nadal owns Fed 3-1 in outdoor hardcourts.

Allez
01-26-2011, 02:34 AM
I'm surprised no one has really addressed the day/night factor:


Djokovic has played 2 matches at night and importantly, one of them was his QF (immediately preceding the SF). Federer has played 1 match at night in which he struggled (though that may have been more to do with Simon). It was clear during this match that Federer was struggling to penetrate the court (not just the wall he was playing :p) and unforced errors ensued, which may or may not be a sign of things to come.

Night conditions slow the court down more than it already is, which undoubtedly helps Djokovic. The 3 matches in which Federer most recently beat Djokovic all took place on faster courts or indoors which certainly enhanced the attacking style endorsed by Annacone. The slower court will give Djokovic more time to set up his groundstrokes, especially the forehand on which he has a large backswing. It also makes it easier to play defense, which will be an asset to Novak if Federer starts making a lot of errors as he has done in phases during this tournament. Essentially, it favours consistency; it also helps the returner more than the server, and in their past matches Federer has relied more on his serve to win more than Djokovic (who at times couldn't serve :lol:). Finally, it's more difficult to hit slice that really penetrates the court in the slower evening conditions (although this court seems to take slice really well during the day), which I think neutralises one of Federer's most useful weapons against Djokovic.

In fact the last time they played on a slow hard court, Djokovic won (Miami '09), although Federer played very badly in that match, spraying errors left and right. But that example highlights my point about the slow conditions enhancing defense/rewarding consistency from the ground and being an important factor, I believe, in this match-up.

In Federer's SFs here in the last two years (v. Roddick and Tsonga) he played brilliantly and completely dismantled his opponents. At the same time, Federer is a nightmare match-up for both those players, and neither of them have the proficiency of Djokovic from the baseline, especially on the backhand wing.




+ 1. The slower conditions are a plus for Nole.

tests
01-26-2011, 02:49 AM
Interesting how more than 50% of MTF is not willing to consider the GOAT despite being Olderer worthy of being considered even a slight favorite.

Also interesting is to note the general narative concensus (even among some Fed fans) i.e. when Federer decimates his opponents, they either choked or bent over (eg. Fed vs Rinka); nevermind the fact that it's his tactics that force the opponent to play poorly. Whereas for others it was their supreme gameplay that simply outclassed their opponent (eg. Nole vs Berdych).

Wonder what Fed has done to become so "underrented" by MTF clowns.

no, fed doesnt just beat opponents because they choke. He goes out there and actually beats them. Just pisses me off how he chokes to nadal.

Lleyton_
01-26-2011, 03:00 AM
Honestly when Federer is playing well, I don't even get slightly nervous during a match vs Djokovic regardless of the scoreline because I know he'll win. Too arrogant? Maybe but that's how I feel. That said Djokovic should be winning these matches at this point. He's in his prime and when the hell is he going to win another slam? Seriously if Murray and Djokovic don't play a final here on Sunday they both might as well retire.

Snowwy
01-26-2011, 03:19 AM
+ 1. The slower conditions are a plus for Nole.

But there is a whole thread dedicated to how its unfair Roger doesn't get any night matches and the organizers are trying to screw him by putting him during the day. MTF is so confusing.

Lleyton_
01-26-2011, 03:50 AM
But there is a whole thread dedicated to how its unfair Roger doesn't get any night matches and the organizers are trying to screw him by putting him during the day. MTF is so confusing.

Why is that confusing?

tests
01-26-2011, 04:08 AM
BS. Nadal was exhausted after the long semi against Verdasco and yet he beat Fed. Fresh Nadal would have beat Fed in 3-4 sets. Nadal owns Fed 3-1 in outdoor hardcourts.

hmm i dunno about that.
Nadal did not seem tired until the last 2 sets. Federer was tired the last 2 sets as well.

Fed if serving well woulda taken nadal out imho.

Seingeist
01-26-2011, 04:50 AM
You have to keep in mind what had happened prior to this match. Djokovic beat Federer at the USO which I think created pressure, in his own mind, on himself to perform well against Roger at Shanghai; he made himself more of a favourite in that match than he was in reality. Anyway, Federer's always been excellent at getting his revenge after bad losses in Grand Slams :lol: But Djokovic looks like he's in a much better frame of mind in this tournament.

I am quite unsure of the grounds on which you make this claim. Djokovic seemed to be in an excellent mental state in Shanghai. He had beaten Fed at USO, and he had just come from taking the title in Beijing. His form was incredible, and he probably knew that better than we did. He should have had all confidence against Federer based on his recent success and form.

Comparatively, a strong case could be made that his current mental state is much more "pressured." He has now lost to Federer the last 3 times they played, and he seems to be telling himself that this is finally his year to climb up to the top (he has basically said as much to the public). I think that while such confidence is necessary, it probably ends up constituting an enormous amount of pressure on Djokovic.

In any case, I am not terribly interested in speculating on mental states one way or the other. He may or may not be in a better "mental state," but there's not any reliable way of knowing either way. His mental Fed-demons are personal and only Nole knows their status. :)

My original comment was not intending to open an analysis of Nole's mind. That is a highly speculative course. I simply wished to point out to those who were talking about "form" that Nole has certainly lost to Fed before when going into a match with arguably superior form.

I was trying to gently nudge my fellow Nole fans to go into this Federer match as they should into all Federer matches: cautiously optimistic, or perhaps paradoxically doubtfully hopeful. :yeah: Any more than this, and I fear that their yearning fan-hearts may eventually be broken, and they will turn into the sad case of the Djoko-cynic, who guards himself by insisting that Nole will lose his matches against top players because the Djoko-cynic just can't take the pain anymore. (e.g. Finishing Move) :D

That Djokovic has the game to beat Federer has never really been in dispute. However, the great intangible is that thing in his mind (whatever it may be) that causes him to change his playing style against Federer (growing more tentative, anxious, cautious, etc.). I haven't really seen any evidence that Nole has jumped over that mental obstacle, so I don't have a great deal of confidence that he will win against Fed here.

Thus, I remain doubtfully hopeful, as I said. ;)

(On a side note (not addressed to Synesthetic), it is amazing how many of the worst qualities of MTF have managed to find their way into this thread. A lot of trolling tardism on display here. Shame. :sad: )

Arkulari
01-26-2011, 04:56 AM
To me, Nole has looked more solid than Roger in this tournament, so I think he'll win for that reason :shrug:

Now, you can never assure that Roger will lose at 100% (unless it is against Rafa in MC or RG), so I really won't be surprised at the outcome of this match no matter what happens

Allez
01-26-2011, 05:55 AM
But there is a whole thread dedicated to how its unfair Roger doesn't get any night matches and the organizers are trying to screw him by putting him during the day. MTF is so confusing.

A semi final match was always going to be played in the evening session so I'm not too sure what you're sying here :shrug:

Synesthetic
01-26-2011, 06:31 AM
I am quite unsure of the grounds on which you make this claim. Djokovic seemed to be in an excellent mental state in Shanghai. He had beaten Fed at USO, and he had just come from taking the title in Beijing. His form was incredible, and he probably knew that better than we did. He should have had all confidence against Federer based on his recent success and form.

I don't have any deep insight or anything, but I think the confidence Djokovic has gained from winning the Davis Cup could make a difference. And as I said with regards to Shanghai, having just beaten Federer was possibly counterproductive in terms of the pressure he felt leading into that match. In short I'd be surprised if Djokovic plays like he did at the start of the second set in Shanghai; I think that was indicative of the pressure he felt to win that I refer to - he expected to win the first set so much that he simply mentally collapsed when he lost it. Basically, this is a completely different match.

HarryMan
01-26-2011, 06:40 AM
Federer is the favorite in this match up and Djokovic will have to play brilliant tennis to beat him. This being a night match could favor Fed. Because in windy conditions I think, it will favor Djokovic as Federer tends to be more error prone. That doesn't seem to be the case at night.

It will be interesting for sure. I think Fed wins this one in four.

gusavo
01-26-2011, 06:42 AM
Djokovic the obvious favourite

He'll still lose the final though
not even close to favourite

:rolleyes: Haters going to hate, sad to say but fed is going to get abused worse than berdych did. Same result as AO08.
the opposit is much more likely. so why dont you bet and take some free money thhen?

DrJules
01-26-2011, 06:49 AM
I'm surprised no one has really addressed the day/night factor:


Djokovic has played 2 matches at night and importantly, one of them was his QF (immediately preceding the SF). Federer has played 1 match at night in which he struggled (though that may have been more to do with Simon). It was clear during this match that Federer was struggling to penetrate the court (not just the wall he was playing :p) and unforced errors ensued, which may or may not be a sign of things to come.
Night conditions slow the court down more than it already is, which undoubtedly helps Djokovic. The 3 matches in which Federer most recently beat Djokovic all took place on faster courts or indoors which certainly enhanced the attacking style endorsed by Annacone. The slower court will give Djokovic more time to set up his groundstrokes, especially the forehand on which he has a large backswing. It also makes it easier to play defense, which will be an asset to Novak if Federer starts making a lot of errors as he has done in phases during this tournament. Essentially, it favours consistency; it also helps the returner more than the server, and in their past matches Federer has relied more on his serve to win more than Djokovic (who at times couldn't serve :lol:). Finally, it's more difficult to hit slice that really penetrates the court in the slower evening conditions (although this court seems to take slice really well during the day), which I think neutralises one of Federer's most useful weapons against Djokovic.
In fact the last time they played on a slow hard court, Djokovic won (Miami '09), although Federer played very badly in that match, spraying errors left and right. But that example highlights my point about the slow conditions enhancing defense/rewarding consistency from the ground and being an important factor, I believe, in this match-up.
In Federer's SFs here in the last two years (v. Roddick and Tsonga) he played brilliantly and completely dismantled his opponents. At the same time, Federer is a nightmare match-up for both those players, and neither of them have the proficiency of Djokovic from the baseline, especially on the backhand wing.

Having said all of that, Federer is still at an advantage in terms of pure match-up - his use of netplay and other forms of variety/all-court play are a major asset and if Djokovic doesn't serve well he's much more likely to lose, so everything considered Federer is a 60% favourite for me. However, I have a gut feeling that it's Novak's time so I voted Djokovic in 5. This could be a mighty match - Djokovic energised by Serbia's Davis Cup victory, against Federer on a 34-2 streak since the US Open; though it's probably quite likely that it fails to live up to its expectations as matches between these two usually do!

Above provides a strong argument why Djokovic should win and makes sense although think Djokovic may win easier than expected. Federer's current game should work much better at Wimbledon and the US Open than on slower surfaces.

born_on_clay
01-26-2011, 07:44 AM
Federer in 5

HKz
01-26-2011, 09:59 AM
Novak is playing great, but Federer has beaten Djokovic convincingly the last 3 times they played. Yes, they were all best of 3, but Federer normally plays quite well against Novak.

I'm going to say Federer in 4. A similar match to maybe their SF match in US Open 2008.

Raiden
01-26-2011, 10:34 AM
Rafa just lost.

Therefore Fed has zero need to take it down a notch to "preserve energy for the final" like at USO-2010...

Meaning: Djoko is toast :devil:

.

Graffite
01-26-2011, 10:35 AM
Rafa is out so shizz just got real for Federer.

Daniel
01-26-2011, 10:35 AM
Federer in 3

Nole fan
01-26-2011, 10:41 AM
Nadal is out, that means Nole or Murray will win AO. :yeah:

Olorin
01-26-2011, 10:48 AM
I think Federer in three. He is going to demolish the joker after the defeat at the US Open. Just imagine that, Djokovic in his prime losing to a guy wayyy out of his.

Nadull_tard
01-26-2011, 10:53 AM
There's no GodNadal in final, so Federer in comfortable 3 sets.
It's a joy to watch Noletards thinking that Djokovic is capable of defeating healthy/non-tanking Roger in a slam.

sabina_RF_lee
01-26-2011, 11:05 AM
Nadal is out, that means Nole or Murray will win AO. :yeah:

r u underestimating 16 times Grand Slam Champion??? :confused::o

Vida
01-26-2011, 11:17 AM
I think Federer in three. He is going to demolish the joker after the defeat at the US Open. Just imagine that, Djokovic in his prime losing to a guy wayyy out of his.

yeah keep that thought.

MIMIC
01-26-2011, 11:50 AM
Rafa is out so shizz just got real for Federer.

It just got real for EVERYONE. This is like Serena being out.

king_roger
01-26-2011, 11:56 AM
It just got real for EVERYONE. This is like Serena being out.

Utter BS. Like he would have gone past Murray in the first place, let alone confident Djoko or aggresive Fed...

Time Violation
01-26-2011, 12:04 PM
It just got real for EVERYONE. This is like Serena being out.

Think there was no chance winning the AO with the game he showed so far, even if managed somehow to squeeze past Ferrer :)

Blackbriar
01-26-2011, 12:10 PM
I think about a Djokovic-Murray final.

Nole fan
01-26-2011, 12:11 PM
There's no GodNadal in final, so Federer in comfortable 3 sets.
It's a joy to watch Noletards thinking that Djokovic is capable of defeating healthy/non-tanking Roger in a slam.

You will cry when he does. Fedtards = crying babies.

Andi-M
01-26-2011, 12:11 PM
Voted for Djokovic in 5. I actually think Djokovic is playing some of the best tennis of his life at the moment I wouldnt be suprised if he wins the title.

Chartreuse
01-26-2011, 12:13 PM
I think about a Djokovic-Murray final.

Agree.

Lleyton_
01-26-2011, 12:13 PM
You will cry when he does. Fedtards = crying babies.

Reported :) You really need to learn how to tolerate different opinions.

Nole fan
01-26-2011, 12:14 PM
Reported :) You really need to learn how to tolerate different opinions.

You can report me all you want, cry baby. :rolleyes:

Love Game
01-26-2011, 12:17 PM
I'm thinking it will be a Djokovic-Murray final. All the other final combinations between Djokovic, Federer, Nadal and Murray have happened in GS except Murray-Nadal.

DrJules
01-26-2011, 12:19 PM
It just got real for EVERYONE. This is like Serena being out.

Based on the last 10 months during which Nadal has won the last 3GS I guess the rest of the draw know they have a very good chance and it is like Serena out of the womens draw. A fully fit Nadal was a strong favourite to win this title and has been by a long margin the clear number 1 player during most of that time.