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Indian Wells Final: Federer def. Isner 7-6, 6-3

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silverarrows
03-18-2012, 10:38 PM
Yes. His forehand is still lethal in my opinion. I was a little bit surprised that he was able to out-aced Isner. It was a bad judgement on Isner's part to let that BH lob shank from Fed to pass him. Congrats on his 4th Indian Wells Title.

Federer in 2
03-18-2012, 10:39 PM
Fed's draw sucks, he could play Tursunov, Raonic, Monfils, Del Potro, Nadal, Djokovic. He is not winning this.

:worship:

venky91
03-18-2012, 10:39 PM
Goat

tennishero
03-18-2012, 10:39 PM
fed's backhand is lethal these days

Chirag
03-18-2012, 10:39 PM
yay the title .Nice second set after an ugly first

SerialKillerToBe
03-18-2012, 10:39 PM
:yawn:

Jaz
03-18-2012, 10:39 PM
Played some great Tennis in this tournament. Long may it continue! Allez!

alter ego
03-18-2012, 10:40 PM
So happy. 2nd consecutive masters won by Roger. Allez!

finishingmove
03-18-2012, 10:40 PM
What a meltdown from Isner.

Federer enjoying his bubble for the time being.

iramlatif
03-18-2012, 10:40 PM
congrats federer...played brilliantly as well

SheepleBuster
03-18-2012, 10:40 PM
Isner and Federer have just started a Roddickish rivalry. Yes. That win on clay, John, ... that was bullshit

HKz
03-18-2012, 10:40 PM
Federer too experienced. Close first set but Federer made much more chances for himself.

SERBINATOR
03-18-2012, 10:40 PM
Nice, Clutch Federer on court today

4th IW title a record

Ties Nadal with 19 Masters Shield

Olderer still got it :worship:

LastRocket
03-18-2012, 10:40 PM
Congrats goat :worship:

mikkemus23
03-18-2012, 10:40 PM
Great played by Fed. Isner was good in the first but could`t hold up in the TB and second.

stripes
03-18-2012, 10:41 PM
Roger :D amazing man, amazing player fully deserved never count him out, I am very happy for him well done.

TennisGrandSlam
03-18-2012, 10:41 PM
yeah

Pirata.
03-18-2012, 10:41 PM
Fed :worship:

What a legend.

Orka_n
03-18-2012, 10:41 PM
Good aggressive play prevailed today.

I'd say it's a good day for tennis.

Great tournament Isner but Daddy-o wouldn't be beaten today.

SERBINATOR
03-18-2012, 10:41 PM
Federer Takes Revenge for both Nadal and Isner back to back Loses

with a Back to back win :p

SerialKillerToBe
03-18-2012, 10:41 PM
Isner against Djokovic: 20 aces

Isner against Federer: 4 aces

:spit:

Moose Limb
03-18-2012, 10:42 PM
What the hell is wrong with the Indian Wells crowd? They were cheering for Roger more than their compatriot in that first set. Pathetic.

SetSampras
03-18-2012, 10:42 PM
Fuckin JOKE of a final. Nadal and Nole need to get their shit together and start performing up to par

henke007
03-18-2012, 10:42 PM
6th title since US OPEN and 39-2 W/L :hearts::bowdown::worship:

Pirata.
03-18-2012, 10:42 PM
The twins were there :inlove:

theKSHE
03-18-2012, 10:42 PM
Isner against Djokovic: 20 aces

Isner against Federer: 4 aces

:spit:
Are you for real?

Chirag
03-18-2012, 10:42 PM
He now has most slams masters 1000 and the masters cup :worship:
I am so happy though I need to sleep now

silverwhite
03-18-2012, 10:42 PM
Fantastic for the game

FedererBulgaria
03-18-2012, 10:42 PM
Congrats Champ! G.O.A.T.

bokehlicious
03-18-2012, 10:43 PM
Legend

sexybeast
03-18-2012, 10:43 PM
That serve was dismantled in oldschool Federer manner, Isner outaced and got all 1st serves in the 2 games he got broken, Federer was reading that serve perfectly in the end.

samanosuke
03-18-2012, 10:43 PM
Good to see ATP again becoming " Children of Fed "

cilomania
03-18-2012, 10:43 PM
federer will always take a title when nadal djokovic and murray lose.thats his only way to win big tournament these days

Pirata.
03-18-2012, 10:43 PM
Announcer complimented Mo and can't even say his name right. Mohammed Al-Yani? :facepalm:

erickmartins
03-18-2012, 10:43 PM
825 points to go.

Hewitt =Legend
03-18-2012, 10:43 PM
To much experience and variety from Rogie in the end, well deserved title.

Great tournament from the big man, hope he can continue to produce this kind of tennis throughout the year.

Ajde :sad:

tennizen
03-18-2012, 10:43 PM
Federer really knows how to play these big servers. His return style is the best for this and he can move forward and back it up.

timafi
03-18-2012, 10:43 PM
fuck yes :woohoo:

Smoke944
03-18-2012, 10:44 PM
lol
John's serve was literally nonexistent. 120 MPH first serves with no direction. If he served like that yesterday he would have lost 6-2 6-2 to Djokovic. Conditions were much worse today, though.
Add in Federer's shank bankhand to set up SP and you have a very forgettable match.

Rita
03-18-2012, 10:44 PM
title 73. Vamos!

http://chzgifs.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/carlton.gif

abollo
03-18-2012, 10:44 PM
Federer 76 63 1 hour 37 minutes

second day :yeah:

nole_no1
03-18-2012, 10:44 PM
As easy as it should've been
Watching Isner today i realise how disappointing is Nole's loss
Boring final but at least the (much) better player won

HKz
03-18-2012, 10:44 PM
Isner against Djokovic: 20 aces

Isner against Federer: 4 aces

:spit:

Federer has always been really hard to ace. His blocking skills against big servers has to be one of the very best ever.

federer will always take a title when nadal djokovic and murray lose.thats his only way to win big tournament these days

Really? You have to make such a stupid post like this? How does your post even make sense?

jojoh07
03-18-2012, 10:44 PM
What the hell is wrong with the Indian Wells crowd? They were cheering for Roger more than their compatriot in that first set. Pathetic.

everyone loves a champion

Lopez
03-18-2012, 10:45 PM
:yeah:

Great play from Roger especially in the second set. The first set tiebreak was a bit chokey from both, Federer should have won it much easier but kept giving Isner second chances.

Isner faded a bit in the end. Federer got more returns in and John made the errors.

Deathless Mortal
03-18-2012, 10:45 PM
Did they just pronounce Lahyani wrong? :o

Anyway, a great tournament for Roger, he keeps his form, although it was expected to fall with the slower courts season :worship:

Orka_n
03-18-2012, 10:45 PM
Announcer: "To our chair umpire... he's here from Sweden everybody... let's hear it for Mohammad Ah...La...F... let's hear it for, hear you go!" [Gives gift to Lahyani]

timafi
03-18-2012, 10:45 PM
federer will always take a title when nadal djokovic and murray lose.thats his only way to win big tournament these days

Roger whooped Murray's ass in Dubai and kicked Nadal's butt yesterday.But hey nice try:wavey::wavey:

Singularity
03-18-2012, 10:45 PM
federer will always take a title when nadal djokovic and murray lose.thats his only way to win big tournament these days
Federer had something to do with Nadal's loss ;)

iriraz
03-18-2012, 10:45 PM
federer will always take a title when nadal djokovic and murray lose.thats his only way to win big tournament these days

Good one.Didn`t he beat Nadal yesterday or Murray in Dubai?It`s not like he avoided the top players completely.

Ash86
03-18-2012, 10:46 PM
Isner against Djokovic: 20 aces

Isner against Federer: 4 aces

:spit:

Says it all. Rafa should be kicking himself for losing yesterday. 1000 points and a title lost. Novak cannot be blamed for the loss as Isner was on fire yesterday. Today normal Isner returned. Only 4 aces?!!

Congrats to Fed. He did what he had to do. Must remind of the days he was beating Roddick in finals easily.... Let's hope this strange IW - players dropping like flies; hurricane style winds & freezing cold conditions in the desert - are left behind and normal service is back in Miami.

The crowd were so against Novak yesterday yet today they were pretty neutral. I think they see Fed so much they've actually started to believe he's American. ;) Wimby crowd is clearly the best - no over the top affection for Fed - they spread the love a bit.

Time Violation
03-18-2012, 10:46 PM
Congrats to Fed on the title and record :)

tealeaves
03-18-2012, 10:46 PM
Did they just pronounce Lahyani wrong? :o


That is rude :o

samanosuke
03-18-2012, 10:47 PM
federer will always take a title when nadal djokovic and murray lose.thats his only way to win big tournament these days

outstanding logic :worship: :worship: I heard some rumors Miami will inaugurate 4 winners so these 4 could split the award

Blue Heart24
03-18-2012, 10:47 PM
Roger :yeah:
Great week John :yeah:

SerialKillerToBe
03-18-2012, 10:47 PM
Glad to see teh audience cheering for Isner....AFTER THE FINAL IS ALREADY OVER.

Smoke944
03-18-2012, 10:47 PM
As easy as it should've been
Watching Isner today i realise how disappointing is Nole's loss
Boring final but at least the (much) better player won

Isner was a different player yesterday.

Pirata.
03-18-2012, 10:47 PM
:yawn:

:baby:

Meadowsweet
03-18-2012, 10:48 PM
federer will always take a title when nadal djokovic and murray lose.thats his only way to win big tournament these days

and Nadal wasn't in the final because???? Did you see the match yesterday? :rolleyes:

Sonja1989
03-18-2012, 10:48 PM
Congrats to both!!

Isner :hug: But the final is fantastic really, I could dream about it only. :hug: :worship: :yeah:

Orka_n
03-18-2012, 10:48 PM
Isner: "To my beautiful girlfriend Cattie, thank you for coming" :haha:

abraxas21
03-18-2012, 10:48 PM
not too shabby

Mystique
03-18-2012, 10:48 PM
Olderer still got it :bounce: 3rd title this year, 39 of 41 victories since USO SF, 6th title in 8 tourneys and ties Nadal for 19 Masters Shields:)

What a week for Federer, I never expected this given his draw and then he got sick and struggled so much in the first three matches. He persevered, showing incredible will and fight there, and then turned on the heat in style from the Quarters :yeah:

Today wasnt the best final he ever played but its the way to play big servers. GOAT returner Djokovic can take some tips :p

Well done on this great week Roger, proud of you :hatoff:

yay the title .Nice second set after an ugly first set TB

fIXED THAT FOR YOU

Scola
03-18-2012, 10:49 PM
Impressive. Federer is so going to break that last record with number one weeks this year.

samanosuke
03-18-2012, 10:49 PM
and those two hypocrite, Ellison's daughter and Stiller after Fed spanked their boy they bowed to the great man . No surprise they are nadal fans

JanKowalski
03-18-2012, 10:49 PM
Lahyani is a disgrace, he should never chair any important matches. He made at least 3 huge mistakes this tournament.

He is as shit as Nouni on the WTA side. Fuck personality.

Lopez
03-18-2012, 10:50 PM
Congrats to Fed. He did what he had to do. Must remind of the days he was beating Roddick in finals easily.... Let's hope this strange IW - players dropping like flies; hurricane style winds & freezing cold conditions in the desert - are left behind and normal service is back in Miami.

Federer has won 3 tournaments this year and lost only 2 matches. I'd say him winning is normal :wavey:. I for one hope he takes Miami and drops Nadal to nr. 3 :yeah:

simplet
03-18-2012, 10:50 PM
federer will always take a title when nadal djokovic and murray lose.thats his only way to win big tournament these days

Yeah Federer only win tournaments when all the other players lose, that's so lame! Everyone knows the real manly way to win a tournament is when everyone else retire!

Some good thinking there Cilo.

Jaz
03-18-2012, 10:50 PM
everyone loves a champion

Americans love winners

alfonsojose
03-18-2012, 10:51 PM
What the hell is wrong with the Indian Wells crowd? They were cheering for Roger more than their compatriot in that first set. Pathetic.

And? Nationalism is overrated. Federer is a great player and a real tennis fan goes into a stadium to enjoy the sport. A moron screaming and insuting people goes into a soccer match. Wrong sport.

SetSampras
03-18-2012, 10:51 PM
Fed is only as successful as Nadal and Nole allow him to be. Once they get back on course, (by French Open time) its over for Rog

abraxas21
03-18-2012, 10:51 PM
i need to start gambling on tennis matches

need to make it interesting

SERBINATOR
03-18-2012, 10:51 PM
ACES

Fed - 7 Isner- 4

tennizen
03-18-2012, 10:51 PM
Another good aspect of Fed winning is that we will be rid of the slow court threads for 2 days at the very least.

Ash86
03-18-2012, 10:52 PM
OAT returner Djokovic can take some tips :p


Isner was serving nothing like he served yesterday. Djokovic is a FAR superior returner to Federer. Isner faded in the second and all the top 4 would have easily beaten him today. This performance shows why he won't win a slam - he'll upset someone and make a run but he's not going to serve insanely well in 7 best of 5 matches over 2 weeks - especially at the business end of the tournament.

guga2120
03-18-2012, 10:52 PM
So Federer, is winning master series titles again, when the top players are healthy. WTF, is going on?

It's one thing in a meaningless tournament like Dubai, beating up on Andy, which was pathetic from Murray, but this is ridiculous. The machine, Novak has to come back and save tennis in Miami.

Mystique
03-18-2012, 10:52 PM
and terrific week John :yeah: Congrats on breaking the top 10, hope u overtake Mugdy soon!
Thanks for the mistakes today of course :D But keep this shit up man, and American Tennis may just dont be dead yet

cobalt60
03-18-2012, 10:52 PM
He is playing so well this year this Fed- reborn!
:hatoff: to both players. And good for John to make it to the finals!

habibko
03-18-2012, 10:53 PM
Roger said thanks to the crowd for supporting tennis before he said thanks for supporting me, says it all :worship:

a great couple days for sure, tennis won big time, more of the same throughout the year :rocker2: :bounce:

Kat_YYZ
03-18-2012, 10:53 PM
:woohoo:
Congrats Roger! What a great run since the U.S. Open!! :D

Fuckin JOKE of a final. Nadal and Nole need to get their shit together and start performing up to par

federer will always take a title when nadal djokovic and murray lose.thats his only way to win big tournament these days
http://gamechurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/haters-gonna-hate-cat-300x168.jpg

Lahyani is a disgrace, he should never chair any important matches. He made at least 3 huge mistakes this tournament.
still, it's up to the player, too. Isner made a wrong challenge in that game so felt he didn't want to waste another one, but that's how it goes for everyone :shrug: Also worth noting that based on his body language after being broken, he'd already basically given up.

alfonsojose
03-18-2012, 10:53 PM
and those two hypocrite, Ellison's daughter and Stiller after Fed spanked their boy they bowed to the great man . No surprise they are nadal fans

:lol:

SerialKillerToBe
03-18-2012, 10:53 PM
And? Nationalism is overrated. Federer is a great player and a real tennis fan goes into a stadium to enjoy the sport. A moron screaming and insuting people goes into a soccer match. Wrong sport.

Yeah glory hunting is much more honorable. You tell em.

Jaz
03-18-2012, 10:53 PM
Fed is only as successful as Nadal and Nole allow him to be. Once they get back on course, (by French Open time) its over for Rog

BEWARE! Bitter fan in thread.

Smoke944
03-18-2012, 10:53 PM
Isner was serving nothing like he served yesterday. Djokovic is a FAR superior returner to Federer. Isner faded in the second and all the top 4 would have easily beaten him today. This performance shows why he won't win a slam - he'll upset someone and make a run but he's not going to serve insanely well in 7 best of 5 matches over 2 weeks - especially at the business end of the tournament.

Plus the fact that slightly worse conditions can throw his serve off and make him very easy to beat.

henke007
03-18-2012, 10:53 PM
John had a great week as Roger said. The semi's was way better then the final but that's how it goes sometimes.

tealeaves
03-18-2012, 10:53 PM
This IW trophy is such a fail. Even Federer grimaced when holding it

DorianGray7
03-18-2012, 10:54 PM
Fed is only as successful as Nadal and Nole allow him to be. Once they get back on course, (by French Open time) its over for Rog

Haters gotta hate. :wavey:

Greatness
03-18-2012, 10:54 PM
This is precisely why I don't like average players getting to the finals: they get lucky and play lights out tennis in the previous rounds but they're not
good enough to beat top players consecutively.

Isner serving was pathetic today compared to the lightning bolts he was firing against Novak and the well placed forehands.

Routine win for Federer.

alter ego
03-18-2012, 10:54 PM
Fed is only as successful as Nadal and Nole allow him to be. Once they get back on course, (by French Open time) its over for Rog

:rolleyes:
Shut up you broken record.

SERBINATOR
03-18-2012, 10:55 PM
Congrats to Isner too
deserves to be in Top 10

sadly for him today he faced a player who handles big servers well and always had

fast_clay
03-18-2012, 10:55 PM
pretty handy work the last 6 months by Point Collecterer

Moose Limb
03-18-2012, 10:55 PM
Glad to see teh audience cheering for Isner....AFTER THE FINAL IS ALREADY OVER.

That irked me to no end. Americans bitch about not having a dominant male American in the sport, yet the dolts can't even get behind their own in a freaking Final. Absolutely pathetic.

Didn't watch the Isner v. Djoko match yesterday, how were they yesterday?

Kuhne
03-18-2012, 10:56 PM
Even when Fed plays the kind of tennis that would beat every single player throughout history (Think AO semifinal vs Roddick) he will still manage to lose to Rafa and in some cases, he actualy manages to climb that mental hurdle a little bit with some help from Nadal and beat him. It's not about ability when it comes to those two. In their semifinal match Roger was cruising and all it took was a loud "VAMOS!" from Rafa and Roger started giving the match away, Novak doesn't get intimidated by Rafa, hence the **** of last year.

Other than that, when Roger plays the tennis he is playing right now, nobody else can beat him. He should really hope Nadal goes lower in the ranking and somehow in the slams Novak draws Nadal in the semis, thats the only way Roger is going to keep winning slams, as long as it is not Nadal. This Roger at the moment would straight set Novak in any surface

BigJohn
03-18-2012, 10:56 PM
federer will always take a title when nadal djokovic and murray lose.thats his only way to win big tournament these days

Well, if these guys don't lose, how would Fed, or anyone else for that matter, be expected to win it?

cilomania
03-18-2012, 10:56 PM
and Nadal wasn't in the final because???? Did you see the match yesterday? :rolleyes:

of course i did.i write this because in every thread someone needs to post stupid comment soo i thought it my turn now

mark73
03-18-2012, 10:56 PM
lol
John's serve was literally nonexistent. 120 MPH first serves with no direction. If he served like that yesterday he would have lost 6-2 6-2 to Djokovic. Conditions were much worse today, though.
Add in Federer's shank bankhand to set up SP and you have a very forgettable match.

:hysteric:

Jaz
03-18-2012, 10:57 PM
That irked me to no end. Americans bitch about not having a dominant male American in the sport, yet the dolts can't even get behind their own in a freaking Final. Absolutely pathetic.

Didn't watch the Isner v. Djoko match yesterday, how were they yesterday?

They loved Isner yesterday.

I think they enjoy the style of Federer over the style of Isner. Most crowds do.

BigJohn
03-18-2012, 10:57 PM
Great result. :)

shadows
03-18-2012, 10:58 PM
Fed taking out the trash.

SerialKillerToBe
03-18-2012, 10:58 PM
That irked me to no end. Americans bitch about not having a dominant male American in the sport, yet the dolts can't even get behind their own in a freaking Final. Absolutely pathetic.

Didn't watch the Isner v. Djoko match yesterday, how were they yesterday?

Cheering against Novak, like always.

Mystique
03-18-2012, 10:58 PM
ACES

Fed - 7 Isner- 4

Federer is one of the harder players to ACE. In spite of his shit return, he gets the racquet on a load of balls.
Its exactly like Fed-Roddick. Andy has a superior serve but Fed invariably outaces him every time.

SheepleBuster
03-18-2012, 10:59 PM
That irked me to no end. Americans bitch about not having a dominant male American in the sport, yet the dolts can't even get behind their own in a freaking Final. Absolutely pathetic.

Didn't watch the Isner v. Djoko match yesterday, how were they yesterday?

Oh stop your bull**** nationalism. So what? Isner is Amercian. A lot of idiots are American too. The fact is, this audience today knew their tennis. They knew that Isner is a mug and no slam wonder whereas Roger is GOAT. why would they want to cheer Isner?

Yves.
03-18-2012, 10:59 PM
Holy cwap, I am so happy for him, he's looking so good this year! :D

DorianGray7
03-18-2012, 10:59 PM
That irked me to no end. Americans bitch about not having a dominant male American in the sport, yet the dolts can't even get behind their own in a freaking Final. Absolutely pathetic.

Didn't watch the Isner v. Djoko match yesterday, how were they yesterday?

Dude, are you nationalist much? Say I pledge to the flag everyday?

Federer transcends nationalism. Even at the USO Fed always got cheered more than other Americans. He is once in an era like Mozart, do you think f*cking Isner has anywhere near the genius or the talent of Federer?

That's why Americans cheer Fed. They see quality when they see it. Doesn't matter if he is American or not. Same at Wimbledon, Roland Garros, etc

Smoke944
03-18-2012, 11:00 PM
That irked me to no end. Americans bitch about not having a dominant male American in the sport, yet the dolts can't even get behind their own in a freaking Final. Absolutely pathetic.

Didn't watch the Isner v. Djoko match yesterday, how were they yesterday?

They were behind him 100% yesterday. But today was the Federer effect, where old rich white folks from any part of the world get fully behind Federer.

Commander Data
03-18-2012, 11:00 PM
Enjoy that no. 1 while it lasts djoker...

Fed: "I'm coming for you"

Mystique
03-18-2012, 11:00 PM
What a money-hungry person this Olderer is. Playing his best when the prize is $1M and players outside of top 100 are struggling to make a living.

As Federer allegedly believes, its a winners circle :shrug:

DorianGray7
03-18-2012, 11:00 PM
of course i did.i write this because in every thread someone needs to post stupid comment soo i thought it my turn now

LMAO :haha:

HKz
03-18-2012, 11:01 PM
of course i did.i write this because in every thread someone needs to post stupid comment soo i thought it my turn now

nice logic?

SheepleBuster
03-18-2012, 11:01 PM
What a money-hungry person this Olderer is. Playing his best when the prize is $1M and players outside of top 100 are struggling to make a living.

This is tennis and you are rewarded for your talent. This is not communism. Keep that for countries and keep tennis cancer free.

buzz
03-18-2012, 11:02 PM
Well, if these guys don't lose, how would Fed, or anyone else for that matter, be expected to win it?

Yeah, it's only Murray who stands alone in this regard, he only wins tournaments when the rest of the top four does not participate.:confused:

DorianGray7
03-18-2012, 11:02 PM
of course i did.i write this because in every thread someone needs to post stupid comment soo i thought it my turn now

This is basically Menstennisforum in a nutshell. NID

masterclass
03-18-2012, 11:02 PM
Good one.Didn`t he beat Nadal yesterday or Murray in Dubai?It`s not like he avoided the top players completely.

One could also say the #1 player avoided Mr. Federer, and not be too off the mark. ;)

Respectfully,
masterclass

erickmartins
03-18-2012, 11:03 PM
Isner played for 3h yesterday, which might explain why he was serving consistently slower today.

Actually, stamina is probably Isner's biggest problem (no mentions of Wimby court 18, please). If he had the stamina to chase after his opponents' serves instead of tanking every single return game to be able to serve well, he'd be winning much more consistently than he does.

SerialKillerToBe
03-18-2012, 11:03 PM
Oh stop your bull**** nationalism. So what? Isner is Amercian. A lot of idiots are American too. The fact is, this audience today knew their tennis. They knew that Isner is a mug and no slam wonder whereas Roger is GOAT. why would they want to cheer Isner?

Strange how they cheered for the "mug" in the semis then. hmm

dabeast
03-18-2012, 11:03 PM
Fucking awesome Roger :yeah: :banana: :sobbing: This entire tournament I had zero expectations - outdoors, slow, high-bouncing court, fever and flu, horrific draw (opponents > 5 years younger or never played them before), tough weather conditions - and he slams Nadal in the semis and then Isner to take the title.

Fed himself said after the Raonic match he wasn't feeling well at all and was going to take it match by match and not think ahead too much. Clearly didn't expect to go to the final let alone win the title. But he played thru his form on the way. Great spirit :worship:

cilomania
03-18-2012, 11:04 PM
Yeah Federer only win tournaments when all the other players lose, that's so lame! Everyone knows the real manly way to win a tournament is when everyone else retire!

Some good thinking there Cilo.

your comment is soo sexy :bowdown:

mark73
03-18-2012, 11:04 PM
Fed is only as successful as Nadal and Nole allow him to be. Once they get back on course, (by French Open time) its over for Rog

:hysteric:

Looner
03-18-2012, 11:04 PM
Well done, Roger, you GOAT! Only 3 off Johny Mac's record now! If he wins 3/4 next finals, he'll have the same winning percentage when he (hopefully) equals it!

Moose Limb
03-18-2012, 11:04 PM
Oh stop your bull**** nationalism. So what? Isner is Amercian. A lot of idiots are American too. The fact is, this audience today knew their tennis. They knew that Isner is a mug and no slam wonder whereas Roger is GOAT. why would they want to cheer Isner?

Dude, are you nationalist much? Say I pledge to the flag everyday?

Federer transcends nationalism. Even at the USO Fed always got cheered more than other Americans. He is once in an era like Mozart, do you think f*cking Isner has anywhere near the genius or the talent of Federer?

That's why Americans cheer Fed. They see quality when they see it. Doesn't matter if he is American or not. Same at Wimbledon, Roland Garros, etc


Rubbish, dross posts, those.

EddieNero
03-18-2012, 11:04 PM
Great to see Federer is still capable of winning big titles and staying clutch in tough moments.
Again Roger proves he eats big-servers for breakfast and doesn't give a shit about davis cup- nothing new actually.

Filo V.
03-18-2012, 11:04 PM
I love Roger, but some of his extreme stans here freak me out and seem really cultish.

SetSampras
03-18-2012, 11:05 PM
Americans aren't on the side of Isner because they know hes a clown. Can catch fire once in a blue moon but won't really come up with anything to show for it in terms of big titles.

Hes a top 10-15 in the world and thats all he will EVER be. Return game is crap, big serving followed by average serving from one match to the next, too slow etc.

Johnbert
03-18-2012, 11:05 PM
the return of JesusFed :worship::bowdown:

SERBINATOR
03-18-2012, 11:05 PM
Ranking 2 is up for grabs

we might see a possible change of guards in Miami

HKz
03-18-2012, 11:05 PM
I love Roger, but some of his extreme stans here freak me out and seem really cultish.

At least it isn't as delusional as some of Murray's fans. I mean some of those posters make it seem like Murray has won the CYGS 4 times in a row or something already.

Americans aren't on the side of Isner because they know hes a clown. Can catch fire once in a blue moon but won't really come up with anything to show for it in terms of big titles.

Hes a top 10-15 in the world and thats all he will EVER be. Return game is crap, big serving followed by average serving from one match to the next, too slow etc.

Maybe you should play him then, show him how its done? Let's call Isner and see you say that to his face.

swebright
03-18-2012, 11:06 PM
Roger always out-aced Roddick and I was wondering whether he can handle Isner's serve same way. Isner can't return Roger's serves though. 94% first serve points.

This old GOAT "Consistenterer" won't just go away.
No matter this is slam event or not, he's been playing very well since end of last year. Glad to see him gaining confidence and hapy and healthy !:worship::worship::worship:

fast_clay
03-18-2012, 11:06 PM
federer was also able to summon the weather gods this week... cool, slow and non-lively conditions right on cue for the semi-final with nadal...

congrats to the Weather Gods + Federer: Indian Wells Champions for 2012

enjoying the work this week by isner... really hope he can improve those volleys at the left hip a bit... not costly yesterday, very costly today...

also, isner is a C-grade volleyer compared with the greatest volleyers of the last 30 years, yet his high quality approach play of both wings hides that fact... obviously he has the right guys in his ear as he is coming in more and adding a lot more risk to his play - and this is the blueprint for anyone wanting a slice of the top end money pool... there are too many marathon runners at the top, but there is still room for a sprinter or two - if isner can raise the quality of his finishing volleys a level or two, he's gonna give himself a look at a major final in my opinion...

AncicCilic
03-18-2012, 11:08 PM
After good finish of last year, somewhere back in my mind i still had hopes of Fed taking the no. 1 place back again, even for a few weeks.

To me it feels like he is currently motivated like he hasn't been in years, and it also looks like his self-confidence is near peak. Managing to pull out a tournament he hasn't won for years and beating some good players (along with his archrival) sure looks like he is determined to give it all this year and try to win some slam(s) and/or no. 1 spot.

Filo V.
03-18-2012, 11:09 PM
Anyway, the match was predictable. Roger played well and Isner was affected by the conditions and didn't have any answers to Roger's effective returning and Roger moving him around the court with his forehand. Isner tried to be aggressive at times but Roger's defensive skills flustered him. Too many central balls that allowed Roger to dictate, serve not lethal as usual, an all-around mediocre performance, but great week regardless. Roger's just so difficult to ace with his supreme timing and his block returns and once they got into points it was all Roger. Awesome job winning the title here when most didn't predict he could translate his hot form to slower HC and after the struggles in his matches with Raonic and Bellucci. Hopefully he keeps this up in Miami.

SapELee
03-18-2012, 11:09 PM
Congrats Roger :yeah:
John :hug:, still a great week

tennizen
03-18-2012, 11:10 PM
RobKoenig tweeted this and seems to be somewhat true :lol: Players should be challenging over ruled calls.

Lhyani makes a lotta decisions that seem to go the way of Federer.....#justsaying (https://twitter.com/#%21/search/%23justsaying)

erickmartins
03-18-2012, 11:10 PM
Of course Isner will always be a streaky player, he plays a style of much lower percentages than, say, Ferrer. But I believe he's now a force to be reckoned with and will keep being a problem for the top guys even if he's not top 5 material.

nobama
03-18-2012, 11:11 PM
Dude, are you nationalist much? Say I pledge to the flag everyday?

Federer transcends nationalism. Even at the USO Fed always got cheered more than other Americans. He is once in an era like Mozart, do you think f*cking Isner has anywhere near the genius or the talent of Federer?

That's why Americans cheer Fed. They see quality when they see it. Doesn't matter if he is American or not. Same at Wimbledon, Roland Garros, etc
"transcends nationalism". Excuse me while I grab a sick bag. :o


Anyway congrats Olderer. Well done. :worship:

HKz
03-18-2012, 11:11 PM
RobKoenig tweeted this and seems to be somewhat true :lol: Players should be challenging over ruled calls.

Lahyani has been shit lately regardless, not just with Federer's matches regardless of who it seems he is "helping"

manadrainer
03-18-2012, 11:14 PM
Congrats Roger! Nice win! :yeah:

SERBINATOR
03-18-2012, 11:15 PM
Finals #
1. Jimmy Connors 158
2. Ivan Lendl 146
3. John McEnroe 108
4. Guillermo Vilas 104
5. Roger Federer 103



Titles #
1. Jimmy Connors 109
2. Ivan Lendl 94
3. John McEnroe 77
4. Roger Federer 73



Won #
1. Jimmy Connors 1,217
2. Ivan Lendl 1,071
3. Guillermo Vilas 919
4. John McEnroe 875
5. Andre Agassi 870
6. Roger Federer 829
7. Stefan Edberg 806
8. Pete Sampras 762
9. Boris Becker 713
10. Brian Gottfried 673

swebright
03-18-2012, 11:15 PM
Legenderer

Bigselber
03-18-2012, 11:16 PM
Congratulations Roger ! Amazing year so far, if he keeps this up he'll start winning slams again :D

federer will always take a title when nadal djokovic and murray lose.thats his only way to win big tournament these daysWOAT post :eek::worship:

Filo V.
03-18-2012, 11:16 PM
At least it isn't as delusional as some of Murray's fans. I mean some of those posters make it seem like Murray has won the CYGS 4 times in a row or something already.
Very very true :o

cilomania
03-18-2012, 11:17 PM
now without joke.when federer is in this kind of form nobody can hurt him.john played great tournament and tennis of his life but he gave everything in SF against djokovic.difference between federer and nadal is now i think 800 or 900 points.if federer keeps playing like this he will be no.2 before RG.COME ON ROGER

SerenaFederer
03-18-2012, 11:17 PM
:sobbing:

lemon99
03-18-2012, 11:17 PM
Fed is only as successful as Nadal and Nole allow him to be. Once they get back on course, (by French Open time) its over for Rog

Yep Santa Klaus exists and so does the Tooth Fairy and Sampras is the GOAT :haha:

Corey Feldman
03-18-2012, 11:18 PM
record amount of Masters titles now for GOAT, snatched Nadal's wig again :lol:

(and unlike Nadal, you can add 6 Masters Cups)


Federer Takes Revenge for both Nadal and Isner back to back Loses

with a Back to back win :psweet :sport:

What the hell is wrong with the Indian Wells crowd? They were cheering for Roger more than their compatriot in that first set. Pathetic.Fed transcends nationality :cool: he's more popular in every country than their home player is.... USA, France, Germany, Japan, Australia you name it

even Spain and Serbia

The twins were there :inlove:clapping Fed :awww:


ACES

Fed - 7 Isner- 4just like he always did to Roddick :sport:

federer will always take a title when nadal djokovic and murray lose.thats his only way to win big tournament these daysthis is for you, SDG, topspindoctor, SetSampras, tangerine dream, Ash86, MIMIC, Vamos me Rafa, finishingmove, Zazoo, hipolymer, Farenhajt and the likes ..

http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss65/habibko/Rogihehe.gif

congrats best player in the world.

mark73
03-18-2012, 11:18 PM
"transcends nationalism". Excuse me while I grab a sick bag. :o


Anyway congrats Olderer. Well done. :worship:

Another political message from a republican retard. Refering to your sign.

AntiTennis
03-18-2012, 11:18 PM
Goaterer won today! Love it!!!! Go Roger!

pray-for-palestine-and-israel
03-18-2012, 11:19 PM
tennis is saved

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOoOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooo

fast_clay
03-18-2012, 11:21 PM
RobKoenig tweeted this and seems to be somewhat true :lol: Players should be challenging over ruled calls.

it is no secret that yesterday nadal was a victim of not only the weather, but also his anger... Darth Rog used the very clever Sith force skill of Delayed Troll, by using all the subtlety of a chainsaw in suggesting the umpires should be penalising nadal for his obvious and repeated disrespect of the laws of the game...

it would appear that not only was nadal consumed by his anger in losing, but the umpires have been totally seduced by the darkness that deceives the world into believing that it is beautiful - federer is very aware of the power he wields outside of the court now...

DorianGray7
03-18-2012, 11:21 PM
Finals #
1. Jimmy Connors 158
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Titles #
1. Jimmy Connors 109
Won #
1. Jimmy Connors 1,217


How the hell did Connors win freaking everything? omg :worship: There is zero chance any of Connors records will even be touched. Who cares about Roger Federer wn Connors has 8 titles???? Almost2x as much aas Fed

nellis_lv
03-18-2012, 11:21 PM
What the hell is wrong with the Indian Wells crowd? They were cheering for Roger more than their compatriot in that first set. Pathetic.

I'll cheer for Roger over Isner any day. :wavey:

- proud american

Voo de Mar
03-18-2012, 11:22 PM
Federer has been so good lately that he may regain the No. 1 in the world this year.

rg121
03-18-2012, 11:22 PM
Whattawin! Whattastreak! Whattaplayer!

He's now won 6 out of the last 7 tournaments he's fully participated in. Still, being the truly humble Champ that he is, he maintains "Novak is still the best player in the world."

Shirogane
03-18-2012, 11:22 PM
Good stuff. :yeah:

scarecrows
03-18-2012, 11:24 PM
first set a bit nervous, especially towards the end when he wasted a few set point before closing the deal, thanks also to a lucky shank that lobbed isner

second set total domination but Isner looked spent. Not a good match overall from the american, he was always in the backfoot in the rallies and made too many UEs, but also thanks to Federer setting the pace.

Isner served at 75% but Federer could return many of them especially from the middle of the first set

The more I see matches where Layhani is umpire the more I understand how overrated he has been. But he has this aura of indubitableness and players tend to accept his decisions without challenging

AntiTennis
03-18-2012, 11:24 PM
How the hell did Connors win freaking everything? omg :worship: There is zero chance any of Connors records will even be touched. Who cares about Roger Federer wn Connors has 8 titles???? Almost2x as much aas Fed
he played so maaaaany years ;)

Looner
03-18-2012, 11:25 PM
So if Fed gets to the semis in Miami, he'll have another 20+ streak. I wonder if that one will be legit. Hm..

RandomChiller
03-18-2012, 11:25 PM
Unfortunately Isner played not that good. Hoped for a longer fight.

kinski76
03-18-2012, 11:28 PM
Fed may have peaked for the season already, but I don't care. Any title win of his these days - no matter how big or small - tastes sweet, because you just don't take them for granted anymore. Roger :hatoff:

Haelfix
03-18-2012, 11:28 PM
Clutch, Gusty performance all week by Fed. Great veteran play.

I wouldn't read too much into his future performance, b/c I think he actually played a better game at Dubai but well lets just say that he is a multiple slam winner for a reason.

rg121
03-18-2012, 11:28 PM
So, now the ranking points should look like - RF: 9350, RN: 10165, ND: 12670. Roger is 815 points behind Rafa. Now, Roger defends 360 in Maimi, and Rafa defends 600. So, for Roger to overtake Rafa right after Miami, he needs to win the whole thing there and also Rafa needs to fall before the Final.

Interesting times in tennis, I'd say. ;)

fast_clay
03-18-2012, 11:29 PM
Still, being the truly humble Champ that he is

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm182/patma2003/hmmm.gif

castle007
03-18-2012, 11:29 PM
Roger was simply too good today!!! :D After he got through that first service game, he never let Isner into another one. His serve was awesome (except in the breaker), and his ground game was vintage (especially in the second set). It is amazing how he was able to neutralize Isner's big serve, and he even had more aces than the big man. :cool:

Congratulations on the third consecutive title of the year, 4th IW, 19th Master title, and 73rd title. :bigclap:

Hopefully the GOAT can keep it up!!

It was a good tournament by Isner, he had a great win against the number 1 player, and he got into the top 10. Losing to Federer in a final is nothing to be ashamed of.

Also, hats off to Clay Death who predicted this result before the tournament even started. :hatoff:

Roamed
03-18-2012, 11:30 PM
:worship:

Nothing wrong with what I posted, I honestly thought it was an incredibly tough ask for him. But he proved me wrong and I'm delighted that he did :) The fact that I wasn't hoping for much at the beginning doesn't make me less of a fan.

SERBINATOR
03-18-2012, 11:30 PM
How the hell did Connors win freaking everything? omg :worship: There is zero chance any of Connors records will even be touched. Who cares about Roger Federer wn Connors has 8 titles???? Almost2x as much aas Fed

Connors played till the age of 40

Still impressive though, and Laver has prolly more titles and Finals close to 200 but apparently the records weren't stocked up during his era and as such accurate number cannot be cited

reery
03-18-2012, 11:30 PM
He now has most slams masters 1000 and the masters cup :worship:
I am so happy though I need to sleep now

GOAT.:worship:

Allez
03-18-2012, 11:30 PM
Olderer the clutcherer brought it at this tournament...against all expectations :worship::worship::worship:

asotgod
03-18-2012, 11:31 PM
Isner was serving nothing like he served yesterday. Djokovic is a FAR superior returner to Federer. Isner faded in the second and all the top 4 would have easily beaten him today. This performance shows why he won't win a slam - he'll upset someone and make a run but he's not going to serve insanely well in 7 best of 5 matches over 2 weeks - especially at the business end of the tournament.


Djokovic at peak is not a better 1st serve returner than Fed. I'd rate Fed as much better first serve returner which has been all through his career. Maybe you need to see his prime years to understand that. However, Djokovic is a better 2nd serve returner than Fed - always has been and will still be. This is because he is more aggressive on the return unlike Federer who prefers to chip the ball in almost 90% of the time to start out the point. This strategy obviously worked for Federer in his early prime years because he was much better off the ground than all almost all his contemporaries and Federer was faster too. Now Federer is slower and may sometimes gamble on the second serve but he doesn't really threaten anyone on the second serve most times. This may actually be part of the reason he struggled last year with Djokovic. So, take out your OBVIOUS bias about Fed which you have been spewing for the long time and give credit where due.

Further, Isner served as high as he did yesterday - almost 75% but lost. Why? Because Federer frustrated him. Isner opted initially not to go for too much faster serves because Federer eats those up easily. He mixed it up enough with kicks, spins and fast ones just to keep Fed guessing which worked. The reason why Djokovic lost yesterday while Fed won today was whenever Djokovic had rallies against Isner's serve, he was too passive, expecting an error. Further, Djokovic hit many balls back to the middle against Isner unlike Fed who hit the balls more to the Isner backhand. If Djokovic had been a little bit more aggressive in the rallies and pinned Isner to the backhand, he would have won. Infact, he nearly did win if not for the tiebreaks - he won more points all in all. So, please give credit where it is due. I know it sucks for you when Federer does what you never expect him to do anymore for his age. What goes around come around. Your favorites will soon be 30 and we will see how they perform when they are at that age.

Mystique
03-18-2012, 11:32 PM
Great to see that at least the first ten pages of this thread has minimal trolling. :) Apart from a couple of the usual suspects granted
Of course it will turn shit soon but good while it lasts :shrug:

habibko
03-18-2012, 11:32 PM
What the hell is wrong with the Indian Wells crowd? They were cheering for Roger more than their compatriot in that first set. Pathetic.

any real tennis fan would

it's Roger Federer's world, deal with it

rocketassist
03-18-2012, 11:37 PM
What the hell is wrong with the Indian Wells crowd? They were cheering for Roger more than their compatriot in that first set. Pathetic.

It's OK when Nadal gets nearly 50-50 at Wimbledon v Murray though?

Gutted for John, but great week for him and I hope he builds on it in Miami. Baby steps.

JediFed
03-18-2012, 11:39 PM
It's not the Fedex but the Fedpresent.

Miss Molly
03-18-2012, 11:39 PM
Love the result and it's great to see Roger playing so well. A few silly points in the breaker but a win is a win is a win!

rg121
03-18-2012, 11:39 PM
any real tennis fan would

it's Roger Federer's world, deal with it

You said it! :umbrella: :smoke:

samanosuke
03-18-2012, 11:40 PM
and yes . dedicated to whanky . hope gsm still alive though

Evitman
03-18-2012, 11:41 PM
Congrates Roger! 16 GS, 6 WTF, 19 MS - GOAT Records! :worship:

Nirjhor
03-18-2012, 11:42 PM
Congrats King! :D

reery
03-18-2012, 11:44 PM
Enjoy that no. 1 while it lasts djoker...

Fed: "I'm coming for you"

This.

paseo
03-18-2012, 11:46 PM
Still no highlights? Come on, get working folks!

Looner
03-18-2012, 11:48 PM
There's GOAT and then there's Fed. We had Fed today. GOAT does not compare to this guy!

asotgod
03-18-2012, 11:49 PM
I love Roger, but some of his extreme stans here freak me out and seem really cultish.

You are only fooling yourself. Everyone knows you do not like Roger. There is no need to pretend. I do not like Nadal's game and never will. I think he is ok as a person although he is beginning to act rude of late to Roger. But that is between both of them. But I am not going to pretend that I like his game. He has one of the best defensive games in the history of tennis - if not the best. He is mentally tough almost all the times and uses a lot of gamesmanship (which I don't like) to get into his opponents head. His staple or base game is effective over 90% of the time so he wins almost as much percentage wise against the field.

But as a whole, his attacking game is pitiful at best. And without Fed, there is no Nadal. Yes, I said that. It is true. He won 6 slams against Fed of the ten he has. He got his aura from beating the best ever tennis player and for competing against him at all odds. So, if you like that about him fine. But he is no Roger - never has and never will be. And please stop about his humility. Neither Rog or Nadal is humble. Rarely are champions ever humble - it is part of what makes them what they are.

The_Djoker
03-18-2012, 11:49 PM
Too good from Goderer, unlucky John.

Kat_YYZ
03-18-2012, 11:50 PM
Players shouldn't trust this Fedtard umpire and challenge every call. He stole a couple of points from Raonic the other day and who knows how many others.
so what, they could have challenged, the umpire didn't say they couldn't. Raonic was asked if he wanted to and he said no.


The more I see matches where Layhani is umpire the more I understand how overrated he has been. But he has this aura of indubitableness and players tend to accept his decisions without challenging
and he's so cute :awww:

fast_clay
03-18-2012, 11:52 PM
Still no highlights? Come on, get working folks!
habibko is usually pretty quick with the highlights... must be suffering from repetitive strain injury after this week...

in both wrists i would imagine... must smell of liniment round at his

samanosuke
03-18-2012, 11:53 PM
first set was huge and Fed was really tight in that breaker . Who knew how it would have finished if that lucky shank didn't drop in

Beat
03-18-2012, 11:56 PM
very well played from roger and a fantastic week :bowdown:

Federer Takes Revenge for both Nadal and Isner back to back Loses

with a Back to back win :p

lol, true, i hadn't noticed that. :lol:

raskolnikow
03-18-2012, 11:59 PM
Great to see Federer knocking everyone out. Hope he can perform equally well in Miami and then have some rest.

comesbackatlast
03-19-2012, 12:01 AM
first set was huge and Fed was really tight in that breaker . Who knew how it would have finished if that lucky shank didn't drop in

Remember that Rafa point in AO semifinal that painted the line at the end?

These stuff happen for and against everyone (including bad umpire calls).

Bigselber
03-19-2012, 12:06 AM
Has Fed now won 30 consecutive best of 3 matches? :eek::worship:

habibko
03-19-2012, 12:11 AM
Still no highlights? Come on, get working folks!

T1XoSxj3TbA

tealeaves
03-19-2012, 12:15 AM
:worship:

SetSampras
03-19-2012, 12:23 AM
Great to see Federer knocking everyone out. Hope he can perform equally well in Miami and then have some rest.

I highly doubt Miami will be that windy. And chances are he is going to have to deal with a hungry Djoker and Nadal if he wants to win it. No freakin ISNER in the finals this time

cmoss
03-19-2012, 12:25 AM
What the hell is wrong with the Indian Wells crowd? They were cheering for Roger more than their compatriot in that first set. Pathetic.

That's the Americans..:o

But Federer has a huge fanbase all over the world,I'm not surprised.

Isner served 73% but look like Fed's gained a lot of experiences after the touch match vs Raonic.

I support both players so good to see Fed win too.

Bagelicious
03-19-2012, 12:28 AM
:banana: Nice work goaterer!

BigJohn
03-19-2012, 12:33 AM
What the hell is wrong with the Indian Wells crowd? They were cheering for Roger more than their compatriot in that first set. Pathetic.

Actually, most people from outside the US appreciate when you guys go easy with the U-S-A! U-S-A!

swebright
03-19-2012, 12:38 AM
Thanks for the highlights.

P.S. That tournament owner looks really creepy.
He must be really happy with this tourney. Great matches and surprises.

asotgod
03-19-2012, 12:39 AM
I highly doubt Miami will be that windy. And chances are he is going to have to deal with a hungry Djoker and Nadal if he wants to win it. No freakin ISNER in the finals this time

Typical excuses, Mr. Sampras. Djokovic and Nadal were not hungry this week.... whatever floats your boat. We'll see in less than a couple of weeks. If Nadal loses again, I bet there will another explanation from you - maybe he go a call from his mum to lose to Federer or he was bribed to allow Fed to win. Give credit where it is due.

swebright
03-19-2012, 12:42 AM
@jon_wertheim Decline intolerance > gluten intolerance? 56 minutes ago

pray-for-palestine-and-israel
03-19-2012, 12:45 AM
I love Roger, but some of his extreme stans here freak me out and seem really cultish.

someone who makes will and grace look conservative talks about stans

:rolleyes:

LisaKoh
03-19-2012, 01:37 AM
@jon_wertheim Decline intolerance > gluten intolerance? 56 minutes ago

Hmm. Wonder what Wertheim is trying to say with that.

Good win for Sickerer, completely confused, surprised and elated that he won this title. :confused::confused: This victory is even more confusing/surprising in light of how he was thinking of pulling out, was ill throughout various matches, had to contend with the nastiest draw and some adverse conditions.

superslam77
03-19-2012, 01:41 AM
:worship:

paseo
03-19-2012, 01:42 AM
habibko is usually pretty quick with the highlights... must be suffering from repetitive strain injury after this week...

in both wrists i would imagine... must smell of liniment round at his

T1XoSxj3TbA

All right :D

Puny wrist strains won't slow down habibko, it seems. Thanks.

ReturnWinner
03-19-2012, 01:45 AM
There is Frauderer for a long time, He is playing his best and it's difficult his level will drop off in this season.

Arkulari
03-19-2012, 02:05 AM
So Federer, is winning master series titles again, when the top players are healthy. WTF, is going on?

It's one thing in a meaningless tournament like Dubai, beating up on Andy, which was pathetic from Murray, but this is ridiculous. The machine, Novak has to come back and save tennis in Miami.

http://pawsru.org/m/src/m54461_We-get-it-Youre-butt-hurt.jpg

This must be REALLY painful to you :haha: :haha:

I highly doubt Miami will be that windy. And chances are he is going to have to deal with a hungry Djoker and Nadal if he wants to win it. No freakin ISNER in the finals this time

Yes, because they all CHOOSE the rival and the weather, those two factors totally make the titles less valid... :rolleyes:

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/02XF9Lra2d4x3/x610.jpg

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0fnDe4M4358uI/610x.jpg

Not bad Old Man, not bad at all :hatoff:

BroTree123
03-19-2012, 02:22 AM
Fed in solid form. Congrats :yeah:.

habibko
03-19-2012, 02:49 AM
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chammer44
03-19-2012, 03:05 AM
Back to the circus for this freak, Isner, where he can take his place alongside the bearded woman and other misfits.

mickymouse
03-19-2012, 03:15 AM
I see a certain Sampras fan is getting bitterer and bitterer. Can't wait for the day when another Sampras record is broken. The bitterness will be astounding to watch.

tripwires
03-19-2012, 03:18 AM
Rogi! :hearts: This win has made me so happy because 1) he beat Nadal en route; and 2) it was completely unexpected. What a great start to 2012. :yeah: Can't wait to go home and watch the match.

juan27
03-19-2012, 03:44 AM
I highly doubt Miami will be that windy. And chances are he is going to have to deal with a hungry Djoker and Nadal if he wants to win it. No freakin ISNER in the finals this time

no malavai washington or george bastl too.....

setsampras accept the reality , everyday federer superates sampras more and more

cutesteve22
03-19-2012, 03:47 AM
Roger :worship:

Mr. Oracle
03-19-2012, 04:14 AM
Fed celebrating like he won a slam.:haha:

Orka_n
03-19-2012, 04:17 AM
Fed celebrating like he won a slam.:haha:Are you blind? :lol: He barely celebrated at all. Nadal was more loud when he won his QUARTER.

Not that Fed shouldn't be allowed to celebrate, this was a good tournament for him.

Arkulari
03-19-2012, 04:57 AM
http://i.imgur.com/pddrP.jpg

:yeah:

JediFed
03-19-2012, 05:14 AM
Gotta give Annacone credit where credit is due.

castle007
03-19-2012, 05:46 AM
I forgot to add that Federer didn't drop a single set in the four finals that he won here. :)

siffleanimaux
03-19-2012, 07:26 AM
doesn't this also mean Fed's now won the most masters title at 19, tied with Nadal? :eek:

16 slams to 10, 19 masters to 19, 6 YECs to 0, 0 og gold to 1.

Fed_Ds
03-19-2012, 08:46 AM
Revengerer :worship::cool:
Beyond The Baseline‏@SI_BTBaseline
Federer avenges his only two losses since the USO semifinal: Nadal and Isner. Has won 39 of his last 41 matches since New York. #bnppo12
5:46 AM - 19 Mar 12

Mystique
03-19-2012, 08:51 AM
doesn't this also mean Fed's now won the most masters title at 19, tied with Nadal? :eek:

16 slams to 10, 19 masters to 19, 6 YECs to 0, 0 og gold to 1.

There is a fair argument to be made that OG in doubles is comparable to Gold in Singles. The Olympics is the only place where the gulf between the prestige of doubles and singles isnt much, unlike other tournaments. Of course, I am sure Fed would love a singles Gold at Wimbledon-Olympics this year coz I am certain he identifies himself as a singles player first and foremost. Hope he can do it! :rocker2:

analysist
03-19-2012, 09:43 AM
Well deserved tournament for Legenda, when Shankerer didn't show up it must be pleasure to watch him play , nice to see his passing shot down the line trademark comeback at some points:worship:

nobama
03-19-2012, 12:08 PM
I highly doubt Miami will be that windy. And chances are he is going to have to deal with a hungry Djoker and Nadal if he wants to win it. No freakin ISNER in the finals this time
If Big John could take out ND certainly Fed could/would have done so in the final.

aulus
03-19-2012, 12:27 PM
How the hell did Connors win freaking everything? omg :worship: There is zero chance any of Connors records will even be touched. Who cares about Roger Federer wn Connors has 8 titles???? Almost2x as much aas Fed
Connors was one of the best ever, played for a very long time, and played many small events.


For example, Connors won a career high 15 events in 1974. He won Wimbledon, USO and AO, but was banned from RG. His other titles and the size of the draw:

Roanoke: 16
Little Rock: 32
Birmingham: 32
Salisbury: 64
Hampton: 64
Salt Lake City: 32
Tempe: 32
Manchester: 16
Indianapolis: 64
Los Angeles: 64
London: 32
Johannesburg: 32


At the time, the tour and players were not unified as today under ATP.

Sander.
03-19-2012, 12:31 PM
Great start of 2012 for Roger :yippee:

Art&Soul
03-19-2012, 01:56 PM
Well done GOATERER, on the roll to the 17th slam yay :worship::worship::worship:

Imperfect Angel
03-19-2012, 02:26 PM
Fed :worship:

Whiznot
03-19-2012, 03:27 PM
Jimmy Connors was a great player for many years but his win totals are inflated by his many early wins on Bill Riordan's tennis tour which was comprised of Connors and a few cupcakes. Young tennis fans rarely understand the sport's history.

Sunset of Age
03-19-2012, 03:44 PM
Absolutely fantastic, and never expected. At least not by me.
What an amazing start of 2012. Rog :yeah:

Kudos to Isner, too. He kept pace all throughout the first set but couldn't capitalize on his chances, mostly because his serving wasn't as good as it was in the match against Djoko. Still, great tournament for him too and I hope he'll keep up this level of play for a while to come. :)

bayvalle
03-19-2012, 04:46 PM
There is a fair argument to be made that OG in doubles is comparable to Gold in Singles. The Olympics is the only place where the gulf between the prestige of doubles and singles isnt much, unlike other tournaments. Of course, I am sure Fed would love a singles Gold at Wimbledon-Olympics this year coz I am certain he identifies himself as a singles player first and foremost. Hope he can do it! :rocker2:

For the remainder of his tennis career, whether or not Fed will take home a singles gold may not be important. How he is able to help thousands of poor children in Africa alone is worth more than all the golds in the world.

mystic ice cube
03-19-2012, 04:54 PM
Well done Roger. A fantastic tournament. Happy for Isner as well, a good week. What won the match for Fed today was his ability to read Isner's serve.

tennizen
03-19-2012, 05:44 PM
What a sportsman this Nole :rocker2:

Congrats to @JohnIsner (https://twitter.com/JohnIsner) for breaking in top10 and having a great week!Congrats to Roger Federer for winning another big title in IW— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) March 19, 2012 (https://twitter.com/DjokerNole/status/181777734303875073)

Sapeod
03-19-2012, 06:03 PM
Well done, Roger!! Another masters title for the GOAT :yeah:

Mystique
03-19-2012, 06:05 PM
What a sportsman this Nole :rocker2:

Congrats to @JohnIsner (https://twitter.com/JohnIsner) for breaking in top10 and having a great week!Congrats to Roger Federer for winning another big title in IW— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) March 19, 2012 (https://twitter.com/DjokerNole/status/181777734303875073)

Nole :hatoff:

Fujee
03-19-2012, 06:12 PM
Good to see fed winning regularly again, let's hope he keeps this form into the clay season and beyond. The title is nice, but the victory over Nadal on outdoor HC was sweeter.

Mateya
03-19-2012, 07:48 PM
Too good from Featherer. :hatoff:

A bit lucky in the tiebreak with that backhand shank which lobed Isner and landed on the line. But even if landed out, it probably wouldn't affect he final outcome.

:)
http://www4.slikomat.com/11/0319/c9s-fcc0be.jpg (http://www.Slikomat.com/slika/5235760.htm)

HKz
03-19-2012, 07:57 PM
What a sportsman this Nole :rocker2:

Congrats to @JohnIsner (https://twitter.com/JohnIsner) for breaking in top10 and having a great week!Congrats to Roger Federer for winning another big title in IW— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) March 19, 2012 (https://twitter.com/DjokerNole/status/181777734303875073)

Certainly what separates Novak from Roger and Rafa. :worship:

Rumour
03-19-2012, 08:09 PM
now without joke.when federer is in this kind of form nobody can hurt him.john played great tournament and tennis of his life but he gave everything in SF against djokovic.difference between federer and nadal is now i think 800 or 900 points.if federer keeps playing like this he will be no.2 before RG.COME ON ROGER
Your first post in this thread has been quoted repeatedly so I'll just give some advice instead: when one is still new to a big forum like this one and with few total posts, if you write something so ridiculous - especially without a smilie like ;) or :p to hint you are joking - people will assume you are serious. Even on a site like this this where idiocy and stupidity flourish, that post stood out to the extent that I had to give a bad rep, which I very rarely do.

Now if you had posted the one above first instead, the fallout from the first one could have been greatly minimized or even avoided altogether because there would have been something else recent to compare it with. Unfortunately, for the majority who came to the thread soon after it was made, the first post is what will stick in their memory :shrug: (BTW I speak from experience, having made what I thought to be a joke on another forum in my first or second post - only to be banned immediately with no further recourse.)

Fed may have peaked for the season already, but I don't care. Any title win of his these days - no matter how big or small - tastes sweet, because you just don't take them for granted anymore. Roger :hatoff:

Quoted for truth :) Not that I ever took them completey for granted before but Fed has usually made winning look so effortless for so long that now, when it is more evident how much talent and work it really takes - plus, admittedly, a little luck on occasion - a title win like this one that even many of his most rabid fans would consider unexpected becomes more meaningful in a way than other wins earlier in his career.

Neither Rog or Nadal is humble. Rarely are champions ever humble - it is part of what makes them what they are.

Quoted for even more truth, especially since it is less obvious.

Jaz
03-19-2012, 08:13 PM
Certainly what separates Novak from Roger and Rafa. :worship:

Yeah they are not stupid enough to be on twitter.

Allez
03-19-2012, 09:27 PM
Still in shockerer :eek: Well done Rogerer you old goaterer!...but Miami :scared:

reery
03-19-2012, 09:32 PM
What a sportsman this Nole :rocker2:

Congrats to @JohnIsner (https://twitter.com/JohnIsner) for breaking in top10 and having a great week!Congrats to Roger Federer for winning another big title in IW— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) March 19, 2012 (https://twitter.com/DjokerNole/status/181777734303875073)

What a great sportsman. :)

samanosuke
03-19-2012, 09:34 PM
What a sportsman this Nole :rocker2:

Congrats to @JohnIsner (https://twitter.com/JohnIsner) for breaking in top10 and having a great week!Congrats to Roger Federer for winning another big title in IW— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) March 19, 2012 (https://twitter.com/DjokerNole/status/181777734303875073)

nole just trying to softinize Fed because pants becoming heavier and heavier

Corey Feldman
03-19-2012, 09:59 PM
am i the only one who sarcasm in Nole's words?

"...winning another big title"

tennizen
03-19-2012, 10:02 PM
:lol: Could be, Mikey, could be

samanosuke
03-19-2012, 10:05 PM
am i the only one who sarcasm in Nole's words?

"...winning another big title"

nah... he isn't sharp enough to produce this kind of stuff . nobody would be after spending day in and day out with that Ristic girl

BigJohn
03-19-2012, 10:10 PM
What a sportsman this Nole :rocker2:

Congrats to @JohnIsner (https://twitter.com/JohnIsner) for breaking in top10 and having a great week!Congrats to Roger Federer for winning another big title in IW— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) March 19, 2012 (https://twitter.com/DjokerNole/status/181777734303875073)

A tweet from a twat.

HKz
03-19-2012, 10:17 PM
am i the only one who sarcasm in Nole's words?

"...winning another big title"

I thought about it, but whatever, at least he attempted to make a nice gesture whatever his true interior motives may be.

tripwires
03-20-2012, 02:47 AM
:confused: Indian Wells is a pretty big title so I don't think Nole was being sarcastic.

I just watched the match. Sam Gore (or whoever the American commentator alongside Koenig was) when Rogi's framed backhand lob miraculously landed in to set up his fourth set point in the tiebreak: "What an amazing shot!"

:facepalm:

LisaKoh
03-20-2012, 02:58 AM
What a sportsman this Nole :rocker2:

Congrats to @JohnIsner (https://twitter.com/JohnIsner) for breaking in top10 and having a great week!Congrats to Roger Federer for winning another big title in IW— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) March 19, 2012 (https://twitter.com/DjokerNole/status/181777734303875073)

See? How can people think he's evil? :confused: He congratulated the guy who beat him, for christ's sake. Nice show of sportsmanship.

Corey Feldman
03-20-2012, 02:59 AM
he may as well tweeted

"congrats Roger on not winning a GS like the 3 i have"

!!!

LisaKoh
03-20-2012, 03:02 AM
:haha: :haha: Oh Mr. Feldman, you haven't cracked me up this much since the day you told me to become Mrs. Steppa. ;)

Corey Feldman
03-20-2012, 03:05 AM
oh

star
03-20-2012, 03:07 AM
he may as well tweeted

"congrats Roger on not winning a GS like the 3 i have"

!!!

:hug: so sensitive.