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IW QF: Federer def. Del Potro 63 62

MuzzahLovah
03-16-2012, 09:21 PM
Duh

MuzzahLovah
03-16-2012, 09:21 PM
oops, jumped the gun :o

JediFed
03-16-2012, 09:22 PM
Fail!

samanosuke
03-16-2012, 09:22 PM
please ban

NID
03-16-2012, 09:23 PM
good from fed. delpo showed up for about two games...

MIMIC
03-16-2012, 09:24 PM
Instant classic

azinna
03-16-2012, 09:24 PM
Quite weak from DelPo, it must be said.

MuzzahLovah
03-16-2012, 09:24 PM
Two points too early.

hipolymer
03-16-2012, 09:24 PM
2009 USO was big fluke.

Pirata.
03-16-2012, 09:24 PM
Good from Fed.

Poirot123
03-16-2012, 09:24 PM
Federer just had to save a break point! Yes he had two match points... A little premature. Hell very premature! Deuce 2 as I type this. Ace 13, brings up match point 3... And it's over!!! H2H 11-2. Turkey status closing in. That US Open 2009 will always be the blemish on Federer's GS record. He should've had the Federer Slam and held all 4 slams 09-10.

rubbERR
03-16-2012, 09:24 PM
Shit match.

Last match i watch from this match-up.

fsoica
03-16-2012, 09:24 PM
i'd love to see the OP's face after nalby roasts the pig :)

GSMnadal
03-16-2012, 09:24 PM
Outrage, insta permaban would be in place here!!!!!

samanosuke
03-16-2012, 09:24 PM
ah Fed you'll never learn it :facepalm: . even perfectly fit you gonna lose again. this win didn't do anything good

Sound2k10
03-16-2012, 09:25 PM
2010 USO was big fluke.

I thought Nadal was totally deserved of that match. His serve was great that year..

TennisOnWood
03-16-2012, 09:25 PM
Can we have normal thread name for this match??

And never in bloody doubt, as always with Delpo in last years

rubbERR
03-16-2012, 09:25 PM
2009 USO was big fluke.

So fucking what? Ask yourself once this question before trolling.

green25814
03-16-2012, 09:25 PM
Easy

Too easy

nole_no1
03-16-2012, 09:25 PM
I can't find any words to describe how bad Delpo was
As i said in the live commentary thread it doesn't matter how good or bad Federer is, Delpo just doesn't know how to play against him. I think Fed became a complex for him

GSMnadal
03-16-2012, 09:26 PM
Fed was just showing off tonight

Pictures:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d0/Male_north_american_turkey_supersaturated.jpg/225px-Male_north_american_turkey_supersaturated.jpg

MuzzahLovah
03-16-2012, 09:26 PM
Federer just had to save a break point! Yes he had two match points... A little premature. Hell very premature! Deuce 2 as I type this. Ace 13, brings up match point 3... And it's over!!! H2H 11-2. Turkey status closing in. That US Open 2009 will always be the blemish on Federer's GS record. He should've had the Federer Slam and held all 4 slams 09-10.

How was I to know Fed would waste two match points? :angel:

Belludal
03-16-2012, 09:26 PM
Pathetic match of Del Potro. :o

Maybe we will never see the US Open Del Potro's Level again. :sad:

Poirot123
03-16-2012, 09:26 PM
2009 USO was big fluke.

To be fair, Del Potro had Federer on the ropes in the French Open Semi 2009, and Del Potro did the business in the WTF 2009 over Federer. He clearly hasn't been the same since. 4 straight defeats now in the last 4 tournaments.

samanosuke
03-16-2012, 09:26 PM
with every new match between these two I bet Fed is feeling more and more bad about that 2009 USO

Johnbert
03-16-2012, 09:27 PM
well done roger :hatoff:

alter ego
03-16-2012, 09:27 PM
Tard-to-be-ban starts useless flame war.

fsoica
03-16-2012, 09:27 PM
It would look something like this: :woohoo:

so be it :devil:

Argenbrit
03-16-2012, 09:27 PM
:facepalm:

Pathetic match.

rocketassist
03-16-2012, 09:27 PM
Two of the big 4.














:haha: :haha: :haha:

shadows
03-16-2012, 09:28 PM
Poor Pony, feels like Fed is single handedly halting his comeback run.

Today you could even see a bit of the belief that he can win slipped out of him. At least in their last matches he looked like he posed a bit of a threat.

Fed was decent, but I don't rate his chances against Nadal on these courts, especially if the conditions shift like forecast the other day.

Jverweij
03-16-2012, 09:28 PM
pretty good for an old timer :)

fsoica
03-16-2012, 09:28 PM
regarding "the incident", do you think Fed knew it was out? If he knew, and being that symbol that his fellow players are voting time and time again, it's quite shameful that he didn't concede that first serve...

HeretiC
03-16-2012, 09:29 PM
One statement and one question.
Nice and short practice session for Federer today.
How many drop-shot attempts will he have against Nadal tomorrow?

alter ego
03-16-2012, 09:29 PM
To be fair, Del Potro had Federer on the ropes in the French Open Semi 2009, and Del Potro did the business in the WTF 2009 over Federer. He clearly hasn't been the same since. 4 straight defeats now in the last 4 tournaments.

He also got two bagels in AO 2009. And brging up that WTF match is stupid since federer needed only a set to qualify.

Poirot123
03-16-2012, 09:29 PM
How was I to know Fed would waste two match points? :angel:

Djokovic US Open 2010/2011... :devil:

green25814
03-16-2012, 09:30 PM
regarding "the incident", do you think Fed knew it was out? If he knew, and being that symbol that his fellow players are voting time and time again, it's quite shameful that he didn't concede that first serve...

He probably suspected it was out, doubt he'd know for sure though.

MuzzahLovah
03-16-2012, 09:30 PM
Victory! but yeah, Del Po is shameful against Fed. No fight.

habibko
03-16-2012, 09:30 PM
what a beauty of a match from Roger, perfect mentality and gameplan, absolutely humiliated Del Potro out there and killed him with variety and drop shots, shades of AO 2009 :worship:

karool
03-16-2012, 09:30 PM
Fed did nothing. Only Delpo. Off course, only bad.

disagol
03-16-2012, 09:30 PM
Delpo was shit today, no serve, no deep balls, no spirit, no strength, no nothing...even Cilic'd have beaten this Delpo. Federer nothing special, just did what he had to. Was he tired ? Because he kept dropping the ball short and no aces ? Definitely his worst match of 2012, what a disappointment.

Corey Feldman
03-16-2012, 09:30 PM
Vamoos, 11-2 now

virus out the system, job well done doctors

cant wait for the Federer-Isner final

Lestat
03-16-2012, 09:30 PM
not even Gulbis is this mentally weak
embarrasing match for del potro.
Im willing to cheer no more fo this clown.

Moozza
03-16-2012, 09:31 PM
Hopefull this puts an end to the ' real number 4' nonsense.

Poirot123
03-16-2012, 09:31 PM
He also got two bagels in AO 2009. And brging up that WTF match is stupid since federer needed only a set to qualify.

I was only trying to big Del Potro up during his surge up the rankings in 2009. Either he still isn't back to his level in 2009, or Federer has worked him out, or the courts are too slow for him. Which is it?

Kat_YYZ
03-16-2012, 09:32 PM
ah Fed you'll never learn it :facepalm: . even perfectly fit you gonna lose again. this win didn't do anything good
true but he simply couldn't lose today; Del Po wouldn't let him.

Sunset of Age
03-16-2012, 09:33 PM
More-than-decent from Fed, it's obvious that the virus problem is over (like he said himself). Didn't hit all too many 1st serves (53%) but when he did... BOOM! 13 aces, not too shabby.
The only criticism I can think of is that he was quite a bit too sloppy on certain volleys - at least imho. For the rest of it - more than decent.
Points defended! :cheerleader:

O_O Del Potro... completely lost his head after that unfortunate HE-incident at the end of the very first game of the match. Yes, that ball was OUT and Fed should have gotten a second serve (and Lahyani should have overruled but apparently he was caught napping :rolleyes:), but when HE fails, the call stands - that's the rule. Del Potro should have accepted that, however harsh it is, and move on, but I got the impression he never got over it during the entire match. Not the kind of mental fortitude one would hope for from a GS winner...

NB: this is not meant to 'bash' Del Potro, it's meant as upbuilding critique. Work on that head, JMDP! :hug:

MuzzahLovah
03-16-2012, 09:33 PM
Vamoos, 11-2 now

virus out the system, job well done doctors

cant wait for the Federer-Isner final

:haha:
Obviously it will be Nalbandian Isner. :p

HeretiC
03-16-2012, 09:33 PM
regarding "the incident", do you think Fed knew it was out? If he knew, and being that symbol that his fellow players are voting time and time again, it's quite shameful that he didn't concede that first serve...

He said during handshake : "I am sorry about that". I somehow doubt it. :superlol:

Bigselber
03-16-2012, 09:34 PM
Good job Fed ! He needs to serve more than 53% tomorrow though

martinatreue
03-16-2012, 09:34 PM
Roger thought that maybe Juan's shoulder was hurting him. He said that it was unfortunate but also a bit funny that JMDP stayed upset about this for so long. All this outburst does is reconfirm to Roger that JMDP feels like it is nearly impossible to break Roger. That has to give Fed some extra confidence. Roger did say that he thought his serve might be out, but that we have to go with the call. I would do the same thing of course because it's not like Roger can know 100% that it was out. Besides it was a first serve not a second serve!

alter ego
03-16-2012, 09:35 PM
I was only trying to big Del Potro up during his surge up the rankings in 2009. Either he still isn't back to his level in 2009, or Federer has worked him out, or the courts are too slow for him. Which is it?

Fed was leading Del Potro 6-0 prior to the USO 09. That match was a huge fluke. Fed brainfarted that match when serving for a 2 sets to love lead.
There is nothing in Del Potro's game to suggest he's a bad match-up for Fed.

MuzzahLovah
03-16-2012, 09:35 PM
I was only trying to big Del Potro up during his surge up the rankings in 2009. Either he still isn't back to his level in 2009, or Federer has worked him out, or the courts are too slow for him. Which is it?

Huh? Del Po lost with virtually the same score at Rotterdam, a fast indoor court.

Tennis-Life
03-16-2012, 09:35 PM
Vamoos, 11-2 now

virus out the system, job well done doctors

cant wait for the Federer-Isner final

:superlol: :worship:

Fed was leading Del Potro 6-0 prior to the USO 09. That match was a huge fluke. Fed brainfarted that match when serving for a 2 sets to love lead.
There is nothing in Del Potro's game to suggest he's a bad match-up for Fed.

this

rubbERR
03-16-2012, 09:35 PM
Vamoos, 11-2 now

virus out the system, job well done doctors

cant wait for the Federer-Isner final

What could doctors do to virus in system? Man, you are more stupid than i thought.

Mystique
03-16-2012, 09:35 PM
Good from Fed, the consummate efficient guy on tour.
Very solid after that suspect first game, not spectacular but a win is a win. And this was a good win
Poor from Delpotro, he behaved like a baby in that first game, never got over it and lost his head, this wont cut it against top guys. Still has been a good start to the year for him, 4 of 5 losses coming to Federer only, but he needs to get his attitude back and beat a top guy sooner than later

Great run by Roger in IW in the end, considering he nearly pulled out b4 his second rd. Terrific really, defended his pts from last year :yeah: will likely lose tommorrow if he plays Nadal, but all is good that is expected, while if he wins it will be a surprise bonus that is all. 2012 looks very fine indeed :)

Good Luck in the semis anyway Fed, give it the best you can :)

martinatreue
03-16-2012, 09:36 PM
More-than-decent from Fed, it's obvious that the virus problem is over (like he said himself). Didn't hit all too many 1st serves (53%) but when he did... BOOM!
The only criticism I can think of is that he was quite a bit too sloppy on certain volleys - at least imho. For the rest of it - more than decent.
Points defended! :cheerleader:

O_O Del Potro... completely lost his head after that unfortunate HE-incident at the end of the very first game of the match. Yes, that ball was OUT and Fed should have gotten a second serve (and Lahyani should have overruled but apparently he was caught napping :rolleyes:), but when HE fails, the call stands - that's the rule. Del Potro should have accepted that, however harsh it is, and move on, but I got the impression he never got over it during the entire match. Not the kind of mental fortitude one would hope for from a GS winner...

NB: this is not meant to 'bash' Del Potro, it's meant as upbuilding critique. Work on that head, JMDP! :hug:


Yeah now I agree he could have volleyed a bit better... but don't you wonder if the thin desert air can cause a lot of volleys to fly?

alter ego
03-16-2012, 09:37 PM
What could doctors do to virus in system? Man, you are more stupid than i thought.

He had the virus for a week. You know a cold dosen't last forever.

fsoica
03-16-2012, 09:37 PM
He said during handshake : "I am sorry about that". I somehow doubt it. :superlol:

apart from Nole, i don't know another fair-play player at the top. And don't throw the retirements argument. It has nothing to do with it...

teacherling
03-16-2012, 09:37 PM
good from fed. delpo showed up for about two games...

I am not quite sure that Delpo would've succumbed so easily hadn't he been robbed of that contested point when Hawkeye went on the fritz and Lahyani first acknowledged and then went back on his word, thus getting Delpo really mad. Of course, Delpo should've calmed down and taken this in his stride and went on playing. He didn't and started throwing away points and games.

On the other hand, Fed could've said that it was an out, he was actually already preparing for his second serve anyway, but he did not. I am not saying that he was obliged to do that, but he didn't actually do anything about an obvious out.

It boils down to the following: Delpo lost partly because he couldn't control his nerves, Fed played a good match, Fed didn't present himself as a classy sportsman (in my opinion), but that's life. Delpo should realize that he has to conquer himself first and only then try to beat his opponents.

I like Delpo and that's why I present things the way I saw them. I need not be right, my judgment is probably clouded, feel free to criticize me all you want.

JediFed
03-16-2012, 09:37 PM
He was actually at 56 - with 80/60 FS winning, SS winning.

Day at the office for Federer. Returns weren't bad 37 percent.

Johnbert
03-16-2012, 09:38 PM
Vamoos, 11-2 now

virus out the system, job well done doctors

cant wait for the Federer-Isner final

revenge for davis-cup :armed:

Tennis-Life
03-16-2012, 09:39 PM
Hopefull this puts an end to the ' real number 4' nonsense.

Do you think Murray could show better result today?

Sham Kay
03-16-2012, 09:39 PM
The only blemish for Fed today was the premature results thread

JediFed
03-16-2012, 09:40 PM
Delpo should've calmed down and taken this in his stride and went on playing. He didn't and started throwing away points and games.


Fed broke at will - broke the first service game in both the first and second set. You can't afford to do that against Federer and hope to win.

LuCC
03-16-2012, 09:40 PM
Masters Tournament and hawk eye doesn't work -.- Anyway Delpo should not have been arguing about this call and play. Maybe this situation made up the whole match, but squarely Fed was not in serious trouble throughout the match.

Ben.
03-16-2012, 09:40 PM
Fed was leading Del Potro 6-0 prior to the USO 09. That match was a huge fluke. Fed brainfarted that match when serving for a 2 sets to love lead.
There is nothing in Del Potro's game to suggest he's a bad match-up for Fed.

6-0 doesn't say too much given Delpos age, plus Delpo should have beaten him in RG only a few months before. Let's not rewrite history because Delpo hasn't had the same success since his injury.

green25814
03-16-2012, 09:40 PM
Do you think Murray could show better result today?

Murray would've done better. He probably would've also lost but he doesn't have the same problems against Fed that Del Potro does.

Sunset of Age
03-16-2012, 09:41 PM
Yeah now I agree he could have volleyed a bit better... but don't you wonder if the thin desert air can cause a lot of volleys to fly?

Could be, I don't know. I just noticed a lot of balls falling short and Del Potro being able to catch up and get it past Fed (and even that didn't help him much!). His volleys and droppers will have to be a lot sharper in semi as he surely can't allow himself those kind of short balls against Rafa. (One thing we can all agree on I think: Del Potro was horrible today. :()

Speaking of which semi ... yes he will most probably get spanked again.
But SO WHAT. Semifinal of a masters, on a surface that's obviously not his best, at his age. Points defended. Awesome result! :D

SERBINATOR
03-16-2012, 09:41 PM
Need 1 more win to add to the Turkey Feast

alter ego
03-16-2012, 09:41 PM
On the other hand, Fed could've said that it was an out, he was actually already preparing for his second serve anyway, but he did not. I am not saying that he was obliged to do that, but he didn't actually do anything about an obvious out.

It boils down to the following: Delpo lost partly because he couldn't control his nerves, Fed played a good match, Fed didn't present himself as a classy sportsman (in my opinion), but that's life.

:facepalm:
Oh brother, Fed always prepares for his next serve even when he is the one that's challenging. He tries to stay focus on the match rather than worring about the call.

Moozza
03-16-2012, 09:42 PM
Do you think Murray could show better result today?

Definitely

FlameOn
03-16-2012, 09:42 PM
Sad, but at least JMDP won at their most important occasion. Nobody can take that away from him :yeah:.

Arkin
03-16-2012, 09:43 PM
Masters Tournament and hawk eye doesn't work -.- Anyway Delpo should not have been arguing about this call and play. Maybe this situation made up the whole match, but squarely Fed was not in serious trouble throughout the match.

yep, make it work effectively on big courts instead of putting it on every match court

leng jai
03-16-2012, 09:43 PM
All of these clinical wins against Pony just shows how much of a fiasco USO 2009 was :facepalm:

Ajde.

rubbERR
03-16-2012, 09:43 PM
Definitely

He lost to mug player so i doubt.

iriraz
03-16-2012, 09:43 PM
I bet Del Potro wants to avoid playing Federer in the next few months at least.He is having a decent season so far but it feels like he is running into Federer like every week.He would surely feel better if he would get another top player in the quarters in his next tournaments.

cobalt60
03-16-2012, 09:44 PM
Glad I was not around to watch this match :facepalm:
Well I quite like the thought of an Isner-Federer final now.

Crazy Girl
03-16-2012, 09:44 PM
Can we have normal thread name for this match??

And never in bloody doubt, as always with Delpo in last yearsYES!!! NORMAL NAME THREAD!!

STOP WITH THIS DEFICIENT TITLE!!!

alter ego
03-16-2012, 09:44 PM
6-0 doesn't say too much given Delpos age, plus Delpo should have beaten him in RG only a few months before. Let's not rewrite history because Delpo hasn't had the same success since his injury.

How about let's not be stupid insted? Del Potro was never in a winning situation in the RG match. The 4th and 5th set were non-contest.

rubbERR
03-16-2012, 09:44 PM
All of these clinical wins against Pony just shows how much of a fiasco USO 2009 was :facepalm:

Ajde.

There is plenty of should have not won wins in Fed's Slam career too.

Wimbledon 2009
Wimbledon 2007
French Open 2009

martinatreue
03-16-2012, 09:45 PM
:facepalm:
Oh brother, Fed always prepares for his next serve even when he is the one that's challenging. He tries to stay focus on the match rather than worring about the call.

I agree with you. Federer could give him the call and then find himself wondering whether it was in or out. If you are not sure it was out you cannot be giving calls and then distract yourself.

Nole Rules
03-16-2012, 09:45 PM
Del Shitro at his best.

rob_z
03-16-2012, 09:45 PM
:D:It starts to get a bit funny that Del Potro said that he could do better than Djokovic :lol:just couple of weeks ago. Del Potro plays good against players placed around 5 to 20 on the rankings. But against the Big 4 he now has the following negative balance:

2-11 against Federer
1-5 against Murray
1-4 against Djokovic
3-7 against Nadal

I expected him to win at least some more games against Roger. But it is clear that he can't take on the Big 4 at the moment. He should WORK hard to become the number 1 instead of TALKING about becoming number 1.

madmax
03-16-2012, 09:45 PM
Pony was blatantly robbed and then he imploded.
Routinerer got on with his business and is through to the SF.
Now it's time to beat that ass picking, grunting, animalistic abonimation:banana:

Mystique
03-16-2012, 09:47 PM
wish people wouldnt bring up the USO 09 final here, yes it was a bloody choke. We Fed fans have facepalmed more than enough over it

scarecrows
03-16-2012, 09:47 PM
I am not quite sure that Delpo would've succumbed so easily hadn't he been robbed of that contested point when Hawkeye went on the fritz and Lahyani first acknowledged and then went back on his word, thus getting Delpo really mad. Of course, Delpo should've calmed down and taken this in his stride and went on playing. He didn't and started throwing away points and games.

On the other hand, Fed could've said that it was an out, he was actually already preparing for his second serve anyway, but he did not. I am not saying that he was obliged to do that, but he didn't actually do anything about an obvious out.

It boils down to the following: Delpo lost partly because he couldn't control his nerves, Fed played a good match, Fed didn't present himself as a classy sportsman (in my opinion), but that's life. Delpo should realize that he has to conquer himself first and only then try to beat his opponents.

I like Delpo and that's why I present things the way I saw them. I need not be right, my judgment is probably clouded, feel free to criticize me all you want.
bunch of bollocks

how can Federer give a point for a call made on the other side of the court?

rocketassist
03-16-2012, 09:47 PM
There is plenty of should have not won wins in Fed's Slam career too.

Wimbledon 2009
Wimbledon 2007
French Open 2009

Wimbledon 2007? He served his way out of 15-40 in the 5th set like a champ and then played god-like from 3-2 to 6-2.

rubbERR
03-16-2012, 09:48 PM
wish people wouldnt bring up the USO 09 final here, yes it was a bloody choke. We Fed fans have facepalmed more than enough over it

Instead of crying over it realize how much Fed has won in his career he should not have won.

Tons of tournaments.

MuzzahLovah
03-16-2012, 09:48 PM
The only blemish for Fed today was the premature results thread

http://www.gifsforum.com/images/gif/deal%20with%20it/grand/24216673_dealwithit_gif.gif

Sunset of Age
03-16-2012, 09:49 PM
bunch of bollocks

how can Federer give a point for a call made on the other side of the court?

THIS. As if he was anywhere near to see it fly out. :rolls:
The only one who should be blamed is Lahyani, for not keeping his eyes on the court when the ball was played. He should have overruled immediately and given Fed a second serve in stead of the point. :shrug:

HeretiC
03-16-2012, 09:49 PM
You guys should really drop talking about fluke USO final. Del Potro was just better player that day. Even if Federer gets to a 22:2 H2H, that won't change.

Crazy Girl
03-16-2012, 09:50 PM
my ass is yours,

M a e s t r o.

Mystique
03-16-2012, 09:50 PM
Instead of crying over it realize how much Fed has won in his career he should not have won.

Tons of tournaments.

:lol: Arent you the one supposed to be crying now?

rocketassist
03-16-2012, 09:52 PM
Dedicated as always with pleasure to ossie. The goat continues to struggle to beat a top 4 player despite their clear inferiority.

Crazy Girl
03-16-2012, 09:52 PM
Really, I've always a hard-boiled egg in my throath, since that final of uso.

what's happened there? The most important match...Rogi...

Ben.
03-16-2012, 09:54 PM
How about let's not be stupid insted? Del Potro was never in a winning situation in the RG match. The 4th and 5th set were non-contest.

So my rewriting of history has annoyed you has it? Maybe now you understand...

Mystique
03-16-2012, 09:56 PM
By the way this was Fed's 250th Masters level win, against just 75 losses
Roger :yeah:

rubbERR
03-16-2012, 09:57 PM
:lol: Arent you the one supposed to be crying now?

Im not like you, hellooo. After match is over interest dies quickly.

Im not after achivements like most of no lifes in here.

alter ego
03-16-2012, 09:59 PM
So my rewriting of history has annoyed you has it? Maybe now you understand...

Nice try but no. There is nothing to back up that Del Potro should've won the RG match. But from the other way aroung there are tons of facts show that Roger had no business losing the 2009 USO title.

habibko
03-16-2012, 09:59 PM
regarding "the incident", do you think Fed knew it was out? If he knew, and being that symbol that his fellow players are voting time and time again, it's quite shameful that he didn't concede that first serve...

how would he know when he was serving from the other side?

he rarely gets a challenge right himself -_-

MuzzahLovah
03-16-2012, 09:59 PM
By the way this was Fed's 250th Masters level win, against just 75 losses
Roger :yeah:

76

green25814
03-16-2012, 10:00 PM
Instead of crying over it realize how much Fed has won in his career he should not have won.

Tons of tournaments.

Don't usually agree with Rubber but this time I do. Fedfans tend to be very whiny. The man has won more than anyone else in the sport. Stop moaning.

Crazy Girl
03-16-2012, 10:01 PM
what a beauty of a match from Roger, perfect mentality and gameplan, absolutely humiliated Del Potro out there and killed him with variety and drop shots, shades of AO 2009 :worship:

:worship::worship::worship:

Kat_YYZ
03-16-2012, 10:03 PM
Don't usually agree with Rubber but this time I do. Fedfans tend to be very whiny. The man has won more than anyone else in the sport. Stop moaning.

we don't whine. We already know our guy is the greatest :)
everything from now on is just icing on the cake :dance:

Mystique
03-16-2012, 10:03 PM
76

If it makes you feel better after Murray's typical 2nd rd capitulation :shrug:

:hug:

Clydey
03-16-2012, 10:07 PM
Real number 4 with a stellar performance here.

Ben.
03-16-2012, 10:07 PM
Nice try but no. There is nothing to back up that Del Potro should've won the RG match. But from the other way aroung there are tons of facts show that Roger had no business losing the 2009 USO title.

Nice try but no. There are no facts that show anything of the sort, it is only your interpretation of the events that have happened since, seemingly ignoring context.

green25814
03-16-2012, 10:09 PM
we don't whine. We already know our guy is the greatest :)
everything from now on is just icing on the cake :dance:

Haha, yes you do.

Its ok though

alter ego
03-16-2012, 10:09 PM
Real number 4 with a stellar performance here.

He was bad, but still he was nowhere near as bad as the overhyped scotsman.:wavey:

Orka_n
03-16-2012, 10:11 PM
This was a strange match. Roger played very well and controlled matters throughout. Delpo didn't even make a fight of it.

leng jai
03-16-2012, 10:13 PM
Real number 4 with a stellar performance here.

Still a few percent more solid than the transitional number 4 this week.

Ajde.

Rita
03-16-2012, 10:18 PM
Rubber is so pressed damn boy take several seats.

MuzzahLovah
03-16-2012, 10:19 PM
If it makes you feel better after Murray's typical 2nd rd capitulation :shrug:

:hug:

Seeing Fed lose to Nadal brings me no joy whatsoever, but I can't pretend it's not the inevitable outcome.

masterclass
03-16-2012, 10:21 PM
This was a strange match. Roger played very well and controlled matters throughout. Delpo didn't even make a fight of it.

I didn't think it was too much of a surprise.:) As I said in another thread, the conditions at Indian Wells are most similar to the Australian Open. Del Potro was dismantled at the AO by Federer. Del Potro got steadily closer to Federer as they played in the faster conditions of Rotterdam and Dubai where he was very close (2 tiebreakers). Add the relative confidence factor from Federer beating him so often lately, a fairly easy two sets seemed logical.

The question as to why Del Potro doesn't play as well against Federer in slower conditions as compared to faster may be an interesting one to discuss.

Respectfully,
masterclass

Clydey
03-16-2012, 10:22 PM
Still a few percent more solid than the transitional number 4 this week.

Ajde.

Transitional number 4 who has been there for 4 years? I expect better from you.

leng jai
03-16-2012, 10:23 PM
Transitional number 4 who has been there for 4 years? I expect better from you.

I was playing along with your real number 4 antics mate.

Ajde.

RNW
03-16-2012, 10:26 PM
Always when you think it can be tight and it will be a good and balanced 3-setter, Federer shows that he is better in any standards.

What can he do against Nadal on an outdoor (slow) hardcourt surface?

habibko
03-16-2012, 10:29 PM
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Crazy Girl
03-16-2012, 10:30 PM
thanks habib!! :hug:

MIMIC
03-16-2012, 10:32 PM
It's very sad what has happened to del Potro. It's like he's Roddick, but with 2 more nemeses.

BIGMARAT
03-16-2012, 10:35 PM
he cant even get a set!! This is all mental if you ask me.

alter ego
03-16-2012, 10:38 PM
Nice try but no. There are no facts that show anything of the sort, it is only your interpretation of the events that have happened since, seemingly ignoring context.

Fact is Fed has made a career turning big hitters into his pigeon (that inclueds Del Potro). Fact is Roger had a 6-0 H2H before the match. Fact is Del Potro hates playing against players with a good slice and Fed has probably the best slice in the history of the game. Fact is that it was Del Potro's first grand slam final. Fact is Fed was a class above DEl Potro for a set and half before.

Poirot123
03-16-2012, 10:42 PM
65 second service game from Federer to bring up 5-1 in the second set. Absolutely superb.

Beat
03-16-2012, 11:08 PM
oh my, fed's service game at 4:1 in the 2nd :eek: :bowdown:

cobalt60
03-16-2012, 11:32 PM
More-than-decent from Fed, it's obvious that the virus problem is over (like he said himself). Didn't hit all too many 1st serves (53%) but when he did... BOOM! 13 aces, not too shabby.
The only criticism I can think of is that he was quite a bit too sloppy on certain volleys - at least imho. For the rest of it - more than decent.
Points defended! :cheerleader:

O_O Del Potro... completely lost his head after that unfortunate HE-incident at the end of the very first game of the match. Yes, that ball was OUT and Fed should have gotten a second serve (and Lahyani should have overruled but apparently he was caught napping :rolleyes:), but when HE fails, the call stands - that's the rule. Del Potro should have accepted that, however harsh it is, and move on, but I got the impression he never got over it during the entire match. Not the kind of mental fortitude one would hope for from a GS winner...

NB: this is not meant to 'bash' Del Potro, it's meant as upbuilding critique. Work on that head, JMDP! :hug:

And that is what's weird about it Karin- he usually doesn't let anything like calls etc get to him. :scratch: Anyway next stop Miami and good luck to Fed for the SF.

FlameOn
03-16-2012, 11:45 PM
Delpo seems to anticipate Federer's dropshots really well, gets there in plenty of time and still does fuckall with them :o.

Diprosalic
03-16-2012, 11:46 PM
what's the record of winning against the same opponent in a year? already 4 for Roger against Delpo and it's only march.

Roamed
03-16-2012, 11:51 PM
what's the record of winning against the same opponent in a year? already 4 for Roger against Delpo and it's only march.

I know Fed and Tsonga set the record last year for number of matches and Fed won 6 of those 8... If I remember correctly the previous record for # of matches was 6, so I guess 6 wins is the record then, although you might want to check that with Voo or someone in the Stats forum! :p Fed and Delpo will have a chance to get at least 8 matches again, I reckon.

Guest12315544
03-17-2012, 12:00 AM
Juan :sad:

rob_z
03-17-2012, 12:23 AM
Del Potro is a good player if he is able dictate his own gameplan (powerful forehand groundstrokes and serves) to his opponent. But against Federer it doens't work that way. He can't dictate his own gameplan and gets dicatated himself. In baseline points Roger continuesly attacks Delpo's backhand with spin and slice balls. Del Potro never gets into the type of rallyes he likes and can not find his rhytm . And because he can't find rhytm, later in the match also his serve starts to fail. At the end he has none of his usual weapons left anymore. And gets beaten bij Roger time and time again.

Vamos_Me_Rafa
03-17-2012, 12:30 AM
They cheated Lurch in the opening game and from then on, he was never the same. Regina lucked out.

BroTree123
03-17-2012, 12:32 AM
Bahaha, I knew something like this would happen :superlol:. NID.

paseo
03-17-2012, 12:33 AM
I bet Del Potro would rather play Djokovic or Nadal instead of Fed.

homogenius
03-17-2012, 12:41 AM
so Roger is not on his death bed anymore ? Recovery was quick

As for the "real n°4" : no comment :facepalm:

BigJohn
03-17-2012, 12:48 AM
What could doctors do to virus in system? Man, you are more stupid than i thought.

Yeah, that is stupid.

:rolleyes:

Doctors, what could they possibly know about treating the symptoms of a viral infection? Bunch of assholes.

They cheated Lurch in the opening game and from then on, he was never the same. Regina lucked out.


It's a conspiracytard!!

bjurra
03-17-2012, 12:58 AM
Del Potro was garbage. You have to give him credit for winning so many matches despite his game clearly not working.

ossie
03-17-2012, 01:03 AM
delpo was robbed of the match in the first game, after that he decided to tank the match and fed just trolled his way to a win.

leng jai
03-17-2012, 01:10 AM
delpo was robbed of the match in the first game, after that he decided to tank the match and fed just trolled his way to a win.

Only a very "special" player could be robbed of an entire match in the very first game. Too good this Pony.

Ajde.

BigJohn
03-17-2012, 01:11 AM
delpo was robbed of the match in the first game, after that he decided to tank the match and fed just trolled his way to a win.

Be careful DelPo fans. You are starting to sound like munZe kunZa during his goth-kid phase --when Nole was not on a hot streak.

Sunset of Age
03-17-2012, 01:52 AM
And that is what's weird about it Karin- he usually doesn't let anything like calls etc get to him. :scratch: Anyway next stop Miami and good luck to Fed for the SF.

:hug: - yeah I agree. Juan Martin looked like an iceman in the most of his matches in the past couple of months, and then suddenly this? :o

He really, really didn't manage to get over it until about MP in the second set, or so it looked like. Rather disappointing to see, and of course, even more disappointing for JMDP.
He's an emotional guy, that's for sure... too sad to see him lose his head about this incident in the very first game of the match. I really hope his coaches will tell him to "let it go, you've got plenty of time to make amends during the remainder of the match!" in the future. (of course I know it's not as easy as just 'telling him'... )

Yes I felt kinda sorry for him, as despite me being a Fed fan, I do not enjoy seeing such a trashing evolve because of an opponent losing his head.

Hope he'll do better in Miami, but never forget that making a QF in a masters is nothing to sniff at either. ;)

JediFed
03-17-2012, 01:55 AM
They'll be time for Juan. :) Fed/Nadal isn't going to stand in his way forever.

LisaKoh
03-17-2012, 02:20 AM
I'm sick of Pony-Fed matchups. People should put him in other parts of the draw where he can cause some damage, instead he's been hampered by the one guy in the top 4 he hates playing the most.

pray-for-palestine-and-israel
03-17-2012, 02:29 AM
just shows you (specifically tard fans who say matchups dont exist)

a match up issue is a huge deal in tennis

even with these stupid samey courts

Corey Feldman
03-17-2012, 02:32 AM
and watch them get drawn in the same quarter in Miami as well

MuzzahLovah
03-17-2012, 03:09 AM
I'm sick of Pony-Fed matchups. People should put him in other parts of the draw where he can cause some damage, instead he's been hampered by the one guy in the top 4 he hates playing the most.

His record against the other top 4 isn't that great either, to be honest.

Corey Feldman
03-17-2012, 03:47 AM
liquid fh right outta the centre
http://www.atpworldtour.com/~/media/10671420272B447AB1F82972F820C5D2.ashx


what's the record of winning against the same opponent in a year? already 4 for Roger against Delpo and it's only march.could be ready to beat his record of 6 wins in one year v Hewitt (2004), Tsonga (last year)

then you have Nole bageling Nadal last year

Start da Game
03-17-2012, 05:55 AM
laughing at every idiot who argues that slow courts are hurting their goddess......

swisht4u
03-17-2012, 06:03 AM
delpo was robbed of the match in the first game, after that he decided to tank the match and fed just trolled his way to a win.

Unusual to see that from DelPo but it's a good sign, if it doesn't hurt then there's no fire inside.

LisaKoh
03-17-2012, 06:31 AM
His record against the other top 4 isn't that great either, to be honest.

I think his record against Federer is still the worst right now. It's the slices and drop shots that give him hell. I think he could go toe to toe with anybody else right now, he has not lost to a player not named Federer this year. That's a ridiculous stat.

bleu_cheese
03-17-2012, 06:35 AM
I think his record against Federer is still the worst right now. It's the slices and drop shots that give him hell. I think he could go toe to toe with anybody else right now, he has not lost to a player not named Federer this year. That's a ridiculous stat.

Ridiculous, but also untrue. Baghdatis in Sydney was a bad loss. Other than that, Federer's been his only stopping block.

LisaKoh
03-17-2012, 07:24 AM
Ridiculous, but also untrue. Baghdatis in Sydney was a bad loss. Other than that, Federer's been his only stopping block.

Ah, thanks for the correction. He lost to Baghdatis? Really?! Strange.

samanosuke
03-17-2012, 07:37 AM
Unlucky situation for Delpo . I bet he is playing good enough to beat anybody or at least not to lose to anyone else 4 times this year just the match up issues hurting him badly

allpro
03-17-2012, 07:50 AM
we got delpo the whiner instead of delpo the warrior. fed thoroughly exposed his movement and court positioning with the dropper. great to see laver in the booth.

Allez
03-17-2012, 08:32 AM
Tactical loss from Potro. He wants to see Rogi's confidence shattered in today's semi against Rafa.

Sombrerero loco
03-17-2012, 09:48 AM
roger keeps owning delpo...

GSMnadal
03-17-2012, 10:22 AM
I think his record against Federer is still the worst right now. It's the slices and drop shots that give him hell. I think he could go toe to toe with anybody else right now, he has not lost to a player not named Federer this year. That's a ridiculous stat.

If you can't beat Federer, you have nu business playing Djokovic and Nadal.

arm
03-17-2012, 10:35 AM
Del Potro proving again how overrated he is.

mystic ice cube
03-17-2012, 10:49 AM
Del Potro is far from overrated. Ask any tennis critic & they will say the same. I think this match up is just bad for Juan because for Federer's variety & slice. Unlucky for the big man at the start of the match as well - I don't think I've seen that before.

arm
03-17-2012, 10:53 AM
Del Potro is far from overrated. Ask any tennis critic & they will say the same. I think this match up is just bad for Juan because for Federer's variety & slice. Unlucky for the big man at the start of the match as well - I don't think I've seen that before.

He is a good player, yes, but he gets compared to the top 4 far too many times, and every tournament far too many people expect him to beat one of those guys and it never happens. So yes, I think he is very overrated here.

leng jai
03-17-2012, 10:55 AM
He is a good player, yes, but he gets compared to the top 4 far too many times, and every tournament far too many people expect him to beat one of those guys and it never happens. So yes, I think he is very overrated here.

Hes only played his nemesis this year.

Ajde.

arm
03-17-2012, 11:00 AM
Hes only played his nemesis this year.

Ajde.

Well his nemesis is very overrated. :lol: ok kidding. :lol:

Tennis-Life
03-17-2012, 11:08 AM
If you can't beat Federer, you have nu business playing Djokovic and Nadal.

Incorrect hater. This Del Potro still would beat Nadal in straight sets :wavey:

Yves.
03-17-2012, 11:14 AM
This H2H is turning out to be very one sided. Those two losses in late 2009 are flukes it seems.

arm
03-17-2012, 11:16 AM
The funny thing about the H2H is that Delpo won the most important match. :lol:

fast_clay
03-17-2012, 11:32 AM
we got delpo the whiner instead of delpo the warrior. fed thoroughly exposed his movement and court positioning with the dropper. great to see laver in the booth.

my Uncle Rod was there...? :speakles: he never told me

Tennis-Life
03-17-2012, 11:56 AM
my Uncle Rod was there...? :speakles: he never told me

Yes he was there, he is a big Fed's fan

Evitman
03-17-2012, 12:16 PM
The funny thing about the H2H is that Delpo won the most important match. :lol:
Similar with Federer - Soderling. Robin lost all the matches except for the one when he stopped Roger's SF streak and prevented him from breaking Sampras's 286 weeks record. :worship:

Vida
03-17-2012, 12:19 PM
saw bit of this. delpo was hideous.

GSMnadal
03-17-2012, 12:21 PM
Similar with Federer - Soderling. Robin lost all the matches except for the one when he stopped Roger's SF streak and prevented him from breaking Sampras's 286 weeks record. :worship:

That wasn't more important than the RG final

BroTree123
03-17-2012, 12:23 PM
That wasn't more important than the RG final

http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg&size=l&tid=26382038

tripwires
03-17-2012, 12:34 PM
I didn't expect this match to be so easy. I almost feel sorry for Delpo. I'm sick of watching them play too.

Mystique
03-17-2012, 12:39 PM
I didn't expect this match to be so easy. I almost feel sorry for Delpo. I'm sick of watching them play too.

Yup, at this rate, Fed-Delpo 2012 will beat Fed-Tsonga 2011!
I sincerely hope these two wont be anywhere near each other in the Miami draw at least...:o
Federer is perhaps Delpotro's worst match up in the top 4, Juan will really have good chance against the other three, especially Nadal. And its only march and the match up is boring now :o

cecilija
03-17-2012, 12:46 PM
Yup, at this rate, Fed-Delpo 2012 will beat Fed-Tsonga 2011!
I sincerely hope these two wont be anywhere near each other in the Miami draw at least...:o
Federer is perhaps Delpotro's worst match up in the top 4, Juan will really have good chance against the other three, especially Nadal. And its only march and the match up is boring now :o
He couldn't beat Murray away from clay even in his peak 2009 year. Last year he beat Djokovic but Djokovic was clearly injured. Prior to that he only took one set off him.

Actually Federer is probably his best bet, and he is not even close :tape:

Mystique
03-17-2012, 12:48 PM
He couldn't beat Murray away from clay even in his peak 2009 year. Last year he beat Djokovic but Djokovic was clearly injured. Prior to that he only took one set off him.

Actually Federer is probably his best bet, and he is not even close :tape:

:rolls: Yeah Right.

HeretiC
03-17-2012, 12:54 PM
I think his record against Federer is still the worst right now. It's the slices and drop shots that give him hell. I think he could go toe to toe with anybody else right now, he has not lost to a player not named Federer this year. That's a ridiculous stat.

Reminds me of Fed last year, up until Miami he had lost to no one bar Djokovic.

Evitman
03-17-2012, 12:59 PM
I think his record against Federer is still the worst right now. It's the slices and drop shots that give him hell. I think he could go toe to toe with anybody else right now, he has not lost to a player not named Federer this year. That's a ridiculous stat.

Then who beat him at Sydney quarterfinal? :facepalm:

rob_z
03-17-2012, 01:00 PM
He is a good player, yes, but he gets compared to the top 4 far too many times, and every tournament far too many people expect him to beat one of those guys and it never happens. So yes, I think he is very overrated here.

It was Del Potro HIMSELF who said he could play better than Djokovic. It are Del Potro's own words that make that he gets compared to the Big 4. But those words can't be taken to seriously anymore. Djokovic won 4 of his last 5 matches against Federer. I never understood why Del potro said that. I rather prefer players who show on the court that they are nr. 1 instead of players that are talking about being better than the nr. 1.

arm
03-17-2012, 01:04 PM
It was Del Potro HIMSELF who said he could play better than Djokovic. It are Del Potro's own words that make that he gets compared to the Big 4. But those words can't be taken to seriously anymore. Djokovic won 4 of his last 5 matches against Federer. I never understood why Del potro said that. I rather prefer players who show on the court that they are nr. 1 instead of players that are talking bout being nr. 1.

To be fair, his words were misinterpreted and taken out of context there.

BigJohn
03-17-2012, 03:23 PM
To be fair, his words were misinterpreted and taken out of context there.

fairness is frowned upon...

Rafa = Fed Killa
03-17-2012, 03:35 PM
DelPo well on his way to be the world #1 ... of ... kissing Federer's ass (now that Lluboho is retiring, but will have a tough fight against some MTF users)

allpro
03-17-2012, 04:43 PM
my Uncle Rod was there...? :speakles: he never told me

uncle rod (aka goat) hopped into his golf cart to pick up his h.o.f. bling.....
http://i.imgur.com/vDC4I.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/yL39P.jpg