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Action Jackson
06-08-2012, 06:07 PM
Slightly strange match, some good moments, some tripe. Fed shanking some backhands big time and up a double break in the 2nd.

Djokovic was just less average and didn't make too many unforced errors. At least a different finalist now.

hipolymer
06-08-2012, 06:07 PM
http://i1234.photobucket.com/albums/ff403/cawkmeatsandwich/LULS/044159e6e0b6bbae9a223ead74efee75883a7b7.gif

The court strangely played fast paced. No doubt Toni's tricks again, but not even his wind machine can stop Simon Reed. Take the title Nole. :worship:

Hoping for a nice windy terrain on Sunday though.

Bad from Federer. He handled the wind very well in Indian Wells. Maybe he's having Rafa nightmares. :unsure:

azinna
06-08-2012, 06:07 PM
Let down par excellence.

Sloppy stuff from both players for much of those first two sets. Then Djokovic steadied things to get his game up to a B. Meanwhile, Federer just kept playing like his 2002 self. Talent there for all to see, but poor decision-making as well.
...

finishingmove
06-08-2012, 06:07 PM
Losserer :\

comesbackatlast
06-08-2012, 06:07 PM
The less horrible player won.

Jaz
06-08-2012, 06:07 PM
Awful from Federer.

Worst in 12 months.

Nicely timed Roger, another Olympics coming up and you get worse than shit.

SheepleBuster
06-08-2012, 06:07 PM
beat down. Roger did not want to face Nadal

bouncer7
06-08-2012, 06:07 PM
No worries for fedtards...he is going to peak again at WTF and Madrid ;)

Allez
06-08-2012, 06:07 PM
http://www.theage.com.au/ffximage/2008/01/28/cnsDijana_Djokovic_narrowweb__300x403,0.jpg

zlaja777
06-08-2012, 06:08 PM
Great job Nole! 1st RG final, congrats.

ZaZoo)
06-08-2012, 06:08 PM
I'm not gonna troll for once and will be classy.

Great match by both, best match up in tennis :hatoff:. Fed making bit too many errors but Novak also played great defence.

Good luck at Wimbledon Fed and what can you tell to King Nole but- bravoooooo :worship:

Hopefully Nole saves tennis on Sunday, last hope for humanity.

p.s- interesting trivia: 8 straight sets for Nole in their meetings since USO!

Moozza
06-08-2012, 06:08 PM
Federer routined.

Smoke944
06-08-2012, 06:08 PM
hmm

Chris Kuerten
06-08-2012, 06:08 PM
Muger is such a pathetic old fart.

Wilanderer
06-08-2012, 06:08 PM
Abysmal RG from Roger. But congrat to Nole and his fans, I'm sure this will be a great final.

sexybeast
06-08-2012, 06:08 PM
Federer's forehand was terrible, never found timing on fh and serve.

Djokovic was quite bad himself at times, he will be destroyed by Rafa in these conditions.

STUHL
06-08-2012, 06:08 PM
Not a good day from Fed. But he reached the Semifinal what is enough on clay. Now go to Halle train on Grass and win Wimbledon!

superslam77
06-08-2012, 06:08 PM
good luck for nole, he will need it.

rocketassist
06-08-2012, 06:08 PM
Awful from Federer.

Worst in 12 months.

Nicely timed Roger, another Olympics coming up and you get worse than shit.

'Fed should retire for his fans'

:lol:

Tennislover23
06-08-2012, 06:09 PM
I love you, Nole!!

SHocked it was in straights, though:eek:

viruzzz
06-08-2012, 06:09 PM
Bad from Federer. He handled the wind very well in Indian Wells. Maybe he's having Rafa nightmares. :unsure:

Probably. He seemed to deal with it during part of the 2nd set, but after the 3-0 up, nothing from him. Bad match

rinnegan
06-08-2012, 06:09 PM
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MIMIC
06-08-2012, 06:09 PM
http://i.minus.com/ilbq8vGrDzuQz.gif

shadows
06-08-2012, 06:09 PM
Absolute shit.

Some nice points dotted around but for the most part it was crap to watch.

Kworb
06-08-2012, 06:09 PM
Damn, he played even worse than when he was killed by Nadal 61 63 60.

Argenbrit
06-08-2012, 06:09 PM
YES Nole! :worship:


See, Del Pony, THIS is what you should have done. :)

Wilanderer
06-08-2012, 06:10 PM
First time I feel Roger is getting really old... :-(

Looner
06-08-2012, 06:10 PM
Well, RF get yourself up for Wimbledon as it seems you might have to really push it there. Go Novak and save tennis.

Garson007
06-08-2012, 06:10 PM
If Djokovic tries to drop-shot Nadal in the final, on this court, I will fly to fucking France and kick his arse.

Very timid celebrations. How was the handshake? Didn't see that.

Kat_YYZ
06-08-2012, 06:10 PM
crappy match, what a let down for anyone expecting something like last year's match (regardless of the result).
Fed has been fighting this court, these balls and himself all tournament -- and today the wind, too. There was no sense in him going into the final with this kind of form.

Absolute Anthropoid
06-08-2012, 06:10 PM
What an absolute mug, this Roger.

He led by a break in set 1 and blew set 1. He led by 2 breaks and blew set 2. With that being said, I like Djokovic so the loss isn't the worst one.

Federer will feel at home on grass, rest up good sir.

Smoke944
06-08-2012, 06:10 PM
If Djokovic tries to drop-shot Nadal in the final, on this court, I will fly to fucking France and kick his arse.

Good call :lol:

ossie
06-08-2012, 06:10 PM
http://i.minus.com/ilbq8vGrDzuQz.gif:haha:

sexybeast
06-08-2012, 06:10 PM
Damn, he played even worse than when he was killed by Nadal 61 63 60.

Yes, he did indeed. Federer is too slow these days to play on these conditions and is thereby forced to play very aggressive tennis. If his timing is off the result is catastrophic.

Allez
06-08-2012, 06:11 PM
Waiting for the usual jinxer suspects to feign shock at this NID result :facepalm:

homogenius
06-08-2012, 06:11 PM
Best match Novak played in a while.Clean despite the windy conditions, much better focus than the past few months.
Roger was no match for Novak in the rallies.

tektonac
06-08-2012, 06:11 PM
will have to demote general CD by taking one star away. from now on colonel CD :lol:

Jaz
06-08-2012, 06:11 PM
A really bad performance for Federer.

Nothing more to add on that front. 1st serve, forehand and backhand were poor. Movement on both sides was shocking. Decision making was also shocking.

Deserved exit from RG, surprised he made the SF's playing as he did.

guga2120
06-08-2012, 06:11 PM
Boring as hell. Watching Federer is like watching Kvitova, he will hit one amazing winner, but to see it you have to watch 10 shanks first. Nole owns Federer.

RIboy
06-08-2012, 06:11 PM
tennis is saved, next stop: SW 19

samanosuke
06-08-2012, 06:11 PM
Nadal had to be insulted by watching this. Doubt any Benderer showing against him couldn't match first two sets today. Hope this match will at least help Fed fans who still loosing nerves in believe he is going to win a slam in future. He wouldn't win a slam neither with 6 byes and 2-0 5-0 40-0 up in the Wimby finals against Pashanski .

Shame Nole can't return 2.0 version and roast the pig on Sunday. Another sad tournament for tennis

HeretiC
06-08-2012, 06:12 PM
I can’t blame the choice of Federer in the first set, he was quite determined not to let being dragged around like in Rome and he almost ball bashed with the forehand, worked for a game but he overused it and started to spray around. Djokovic was calm and waited for real chances and openings and snatched the first set without too much effort. Conditions were suppose to help Federer who usually adopts better when it is cold, dump, windy, slippery and all that isn’t helping Djokovic offensive game so he was quite content with the aggression from Federer. I was a bit suspicious with Djokovic’s choice, way too much balls down the middle, a place from where Federer is quite good at firing with forehand, but after a while I realized that he is just baiting him and feeding his aggression. He was feeling too confident defending on this slow dump clay and Federer could not inject the required pace to blow him off the court and made too many UEs trying just that.

Second set new change of tactics from Federer, no more ball bashing, controlled aggression implemented and before the opponent adjusted he was 2 breaks ahead. Then he relaxed and tried to shorten the points again which resulted in immediate break back. You could have sensed that one break won’t be enough to close the set cause despite few mild “bad body language” signs from Djokovic he never went down game wise. After being broken when serving for the set, Federer was steaming and barely controlled the anger and it was just a matter of time before implosion which was inevitable and he just couldn’t serve to stay in the set. And who wouldn’t: he broke Djokovic 3 times and he found himself still trailing in the score.

In the third knowing Federer I expected him to start mixing shots and pace and try with occasional net approaches. But that is risky and with the bad execution against a steady and calm opponent it often means that you are starting to dig your own grave.

Mentally very strong match from Djokovic, but he will have to work out very hard for every point much much more in the final, in this one Federer made it too easy for him.

P.S. Sorry for the long post.

Action Jackson
06-08-2012, 06:12 PM
Fed doesn't have to buy a new pink dress for the final.

Looner
06-08-2012, 06:12 PM
Can some of the good Djokovic fans provide me with a proper avatar and a sig for Sunday. I am supporting him all the way. Except for watching that is :o.

Chirag
06-08-2012, 06:12 PM
horrible match :help: Whats sad is that the top 2 dont even need to play their best to beat Roger in a slam :sad:

Well congrats to Djokovic fans ,let hope we get a great final day after

tennizen
06-08-2012, 06:12 PM
Federer couldn't keep the ball in court :o. Except for a few games early in the first and second was horrible.

Uncle Toni made a minor slip-up not bringing up rain delays in this match.

Orka_n
06-08-2012, 06:12 PM
More solid player won. Old Federer can't hurt Noledal without his serve and it wasn't there today. He still should have won the second set though.

Fed was never very convincing in this tournament. Novak on the other hand looked better and more stable in this match than he had done so far. Will give Nadal a fight in the final I'm sure.

On to Wimbledon, Feddy. :hatoff:
Good luck on sunday, Novak. :)

SheepleBuster
06-08-2012, 06:13 PM
Awful from Federer.

Worst in 12 months.

Nicely timed Roger, another Olympics coming up and you get worse than shit.

Riddle me this batman. How is Roger going to beat Rafa or Novak in Olympics? I mean Roger is surely going to be challenged by the likes of Berdych and Tsonga on grass too!

Jbeacinu
06-08-2012, 06:13 PM
Djokovic too good on defense for Federer to handle.

nole_no1
06-08-2012, 06:13 PM
:hatoff: He's in the final... finally
Fed played pretty bad though. Nole must raise his level if he wants to beat Nadal. Hopefully it will be a good match

sexybeast
06-08-2012, 06:13 PM
Fed doesn't have to buy a new pink dress for the final.

Djokovic will instead.

Poirot123
06-08-2012, 06:13 PM
I didn't see the whole match but caught the end of the second set. Federer up so many breaks and chucked them all away in the second set - speechless!

All in all, Federer was poor today. Djokovic played well, was solid, and just kept the ball in court. Fed's tactics were terrible. He has to go to the net and mix it up or he'll be demolished on slower surfaces/conditions by Djokovic (and Nadal, and probably Murray too).

Even Seppi got two sets off Djokovic. Fed should've watched the video. I knew he wouldn't.

Hats off to Djokovic. Too good on slower surfaces/conditions.

Fingers crossed for blue clay in Paris next year for the all surface players.

juan27
06-08-2012, 06:13 PM
well , the clay season is over for fed and was not so bad , two semis and one masters1000.

roger played awful but the difference was one break per set , was a normal defeated in 3 sets.

BroTree123
06-08-2012, 06:14 PM
A suspect performance from Fed. Might receive a fine from match fixing.

Dmitry Verdasco
06-08-2012, 06:14 PM
Ferrer would have beaten Federer today, and probably easier than this.

hisham70
06-08-2012, 06:14 PM
Roger retire already!!

tennizen
06-08-2012, 06:14 PM
http://i.minus.com/ilbq8vGrDzuQz.gif

:haha: This is amazing.

Jaz
06-08-2012, 06:14 PM
Riddle me this batman. How is Roger going to beat Rafa or Novak in Olympics? I mean Roger is surely going to be challenged by the likes of Berdych and Tsonga on grass too!

Good points. It's the norm during olympic years for Federer's game to deteriorate.

Sunset of Age
06-08-2012, 06:14 PM
Deserved victory for the better player today.
More consistent, more solid, and most of all - not blowing his chances, whereas his opponent... :o
One may blame the conditions for the embarrassing WTA-esque serve shows in that second set but fact is that both players have to deal with the same circumstances.
Djokovic obviously managed to deal with the windiness a lot better than Fed.

Fed just didn't seem to believe in winning this match at all and sort-of threw the towel after losing the first two sets, wherein he changed into an UE-machine whenever he was ahead, which was at a couple of times. Realistically spoken, however, Fed played mediocre at best during the entire tournament, so personally I'm just happy he managed to reach the semifinal at all. Rest up, champ & get ready for the grass. :hug:

Looking forward to the upcoming total destruction on Sunday. :drool:

MIMIC
06-08-2012, 06:14 PM
Ferrer would have beaten Federer today, and probably easier than this.

OK :lol:

Smoke944
06-08-2012, 06:14 PM
Djokovic will instead.

Doubtful.

mikkemus23
06-08-2012, 06:14 PM
Hmmm. Fed not good enough on big points. Oh well. Make a nice final Nole

Poirot123
06-08-2012, 06:14 PM
Riddle me this batman. How is Roger going to beat Rafa or Novak in Olympics? I mean Roger is surely going to be challenged by the likes of Berdych and Tsonga on grass too!

He'll serve big and go the net a lot. Serve is less effective on clay.

Allez
06-08-2012, 06:14 PM
Sad fedtards/ jinxer haters to start threads declaring him the favourite for Wimbledon :lol:

Del GOATro
06-08-2012, 06:15 PM
Too bad Del Potro was injured, he would have put up a better fight. Hopefully Djoker wins the final but I doubt it. This Wimbledon is Federer's last chance to win another Grand Slam.

samanosuke
06-08-2012, 06:15 PM
Only thing which could match Fed's tennis talent is his choking talent

Mark Lenders
06-08-2012, 06:15 PM
Happy for Novak, he really deserves a shot at the Nole Sla and I really hope he can do it.

As I said in the live commentary thread, congrats to the Novak supporters on this board. He really is a worthy #1. Hope your guy gets the Nole Slam this Sunday, always wanted to see someone do it so might as well be someone I like :) Couldn't happen to a nicer and more deserving player.

DOBAR :D

MuzzahLovah
06-08-2012, 06:15 PM
Just what the doctor order a routine straight set victory for Nole before the final. Now go fulfill your destiny little one, stop piggy at RG.

Hopefully if Fed retires he'll take his whiny melodramatic tards with him.

Nole fan
06-08-2012, 06:16 PM
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A bit disappointed Nole didn't wag his finger. :awww:

sexybeast
06-08-2012, 06:16 PM
Riddle me this batman. How is Roger going to beat Rafa or Novak in Olympics? I mean Roger is surely going to be challenged by the likes of Berdych and Tsonga on grass too!

On fast courts olderer is a different beast. He cant keep up in long rallies with Djokovic anymore, but on grass it is a whole different story.

Claycourts are not made for 31 year olds.

Wilanderer
06-08-2012, 06:16 PM
Today was worst than Mono Fed. But it was not surprising since he played such a crappy tennis since the beginning of the tournament. It seems like his mind was not really there. Besides, he was grunting during rallies like I never heard him before. It's finally there, the age is catching up with him... The true decline is here, people.:sad:

guga2120
06-08-2012, 06:17 PM
A bit disappointed Nole didn't wag his finger. :awww:

Novak has some class, and the match was a joke.

piksi
06-08-2012, 06:17 PM
No big deal. Best player in the world took the trash out. It was shocking that Novak didn't break a sweat. Never going to undeastand how someone how has no backhand can ever win a match let alone 16 GS titles.

Write Novak off in the finals on your own risk.

paseo
06-08-2012, 06:17 PM
Shit match.

Fed has been crap all tournament. He did well by reaching the SF. Djokovic was just his usual solid self. What a let down of a SF day. Not entertained at all.

Next.

SheepleBuster
06-08-2012, 06:17 PM
He'll serve big and go the net a lot. Serve is less effective on clay.

Guess what? Berdych and Tsonga both beat Rafa on grass in best of 5. Nadal has done it too. Even Roddick almost did it. If you think Roger is a lock for anything beyond quarters at Olympics, you are lying to yourself. I love Roger. But after this performance and how he has played recently, I am not optimistic.

Mystique
06-08-2012, 06:17 PM
A match that flattered only to eventually deceive.

Djokovic was solid, nothing more and anyone thinking otherwise is kidding themselves. And dont give me the "Returnovic" stats, just look at Fed's FS% in this match. IMO, he played better last year in the semis.
This will not cut against Nadal, likely he wont even win a set. This match was just not the right prep for the final. I wish him luck because he will need a ton of that on Sunday.

Federer was beyond awful, especially in crunch situations 2011RGerer was nowhere in town. 50 something UEs and being up the break in both first and second sets only to get broken while serving to stay in it tells the story.
Overall though, Roger has been really poor all tournament and was never seriously mounting a title threat. He should have lost to Delpotro, but survived. In the end, 480 points lost, inspite of playing some of the worst tennis in slams, not too bad:shrug:
Last year, his RG heroics cost his waning body at Wimbledon, and I would rather he exhaust himself in the tournament he has a legitimate shot at winning than one where the final outcome is NID.

So, good survival skills all tournament Roger, thats the positive, bad match to go out but as long as this doesnt leave you pooped for Big W...:hug:

Rest up and make the right decision for Halle as I am sure you will, and lets mount a serious challenge come Wimbledon :)

AliceMariaRenka
06-08-2012, 06:17 PM
People who demonstrate disrespect to Roger on here are pathetic.

An exciting and highly entertaining match with so much variety and emotion.

Novak was magnificent and PLEASE win the title Novak!

Roger: don't give in, you are still 3 or 4 in the World and still a slam contender. You have more years and more titles to come.

Poirot123
06-08-2012, 06:18 PM
Boring as hell. Watching Federer is like watching Kvitova, he will hit one amazing winner, but to see it you have to watch 10 shanks first. Nole owns Federer.

Nole owns Federer? Only in slow conditions. Put them on blue clay and see a different Federer completely (and different result).

leng jai
06-08-2012, 06:18 PM
Absolute garbage from Federer. Nole handled the conditions better and was far less erratic.

Federer's backhand was a liability in this match, exposed whenever the ball came to it deep. You won't be beating too many players making 18 errors a set. Some of those frames were putting the bird population in danfer. How he managed to squander the second set and get broken four times will be a mystery.

As for Nole he did what was required to win the match, Federer never really pushed him. The forehand improved significantly and the moonball-ish lasso shot was far less prevalent compared to his previous two matches. The drop shots need to be left in the closet though.

sexybeast
06-08-2012, 06:18 PM
No big deal. Best player in the world took the trash out. It was shocking that Novak didn't break a sweat. Never going to undeastand how someone how has no backhand can ever win a match let alone 16 GS titles.

Write Novak off in the finals on your own risk.

It was Federer's forehand that lost him the match, 30 ues only on his fh side.

Allez
06-08-2012, 06:18 PM
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lwvkl6eAa11qcryjz.gif

Poirot123
06-08-2012, 06:19 PM
A match that flattered only to eventually deceive.

Djokovic was solid, nothing more and anyone thinking otherwise is kidding themselves. And dont give me the "Returnovic" stats, just look at Fed's FS% in this match. IMO, he played better last year in the semis.
This will not cut against Nadal, likely he wont even win a set. This match was just not the right prep for the final. I wish him luck because he will need a ton of that on Sunday.

Federer was beyond awful, especially in crunch situations 2011RGerer was nowhere in town. 50 something UEs and being up the break in both first and second sets only to get broken while serving to stay in it tells the story.
Overall though, Roger has been really poor all tournament and was never seriously mounting a title threat. He should have lost to Delpotro, but survived. In the end, 480 points lost, inspite of playing some of the worst tennis in slams, not too bad:shrug:
Last year, his RG heroics cost his waning body at Wimbledon, and I would rather he exhaust himself in the tournament he has a legitimate shot at winning than one where the final outcome is NID.

So, good survival skills all tournament Roger, thats the positive, bad match to go out but as long as this doesnt leave you pooped for Big W...:hug:

Rest up and make the right decision for Halle as I am sure you will, and lets mount a serious challenge come Wimbledon :)

Good post and spot on. Federer should've gone home in the QF to Del Potro. Fed's been poor all tournament. Thank god clay season is over.

Wojtek
06-08-2012, 06:19 PM
terrible match from Federer

70-68
06-08-2012, 06:20 PM
Slightly strange match, some good moments, some tripe. Fed shanking some backhands big time and up a double break in the 2nd.

Djokovic was just less average and didn't make too many unforced errors. At least a different finalist now.

How can you say this after 3 straight DjokeDal GS finals :rain:

tektonac
06-08-2012, 06:20 PM
polite guy this novak, no finger.

Drugs Ruin Lives
06-08-2012, 06:20 PM
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3zsbeRGev1qfccvpo1_500.gif

Old man dismissed again.

Jaz
06-08-2012, 06:20 PM
How can you say this after 3 straight DjokeDal GS finals :rain:

:worship: All had the same result.

EliSter
06-08-2012, 06:20 PM
Some fine trolling here :haha:

Wilanderer
06-08-2012, 06:21 PM
It was Federer's forehand that lost him the match, 30 ues only on his fh side.

Yep. But his footwork wasn't there at all. He said two days ago on french tv that he his legs were bothering him in Rome (don't know what problem it was exactly), but the problem was now over. Not so sure about that...

Action Jackson
06-08-2012, 06:21 PM
How can you say this after 3 straight DjokeDal GS finals :rain:

How many RG finals has Djokovic made before today 1-1 is the answer?

l_mac
06-08-2012, 06:21 PM
I'm not gonna troll for once and will be classy.

Great match by both, best match up in tennis :hatoff:. Fed making bit too many errors but Novak also played great defence.



:spit:

Andi-M
06-08-2012, 06:22 PM
Really didnt live up to the hype at all. Fed was very poor, terrible serving (its as if he practised with Murray yesterday and copied him). Novak just mentally and physically has the edge over Federer on every surface bar possibly grass.

In a way short and sweet for Novak was required if we are to get a contest in the finale.

Smoke944
06-08-2012, 06:22 PM
:spit:

Yeah..not sure what match he/she was watching

EnriqueIG8
06-08-2012, 06:22 PM
Nole is a much better loser than Roger is. Just compare the 2 "handshakes" this year and last year.


Whenever Nole loses he still gives a hug to his opponent, where Roger stays cold and annoyed. And this coming from a Fed fan.




Congrats to all the Djokovic fans though, hope he makes it competitive on Sunday.

ivanban
06-08-2012, 06:22 PM
A bit disappointed Nole didn't wag his finger. :awww:

Yeah, I wanted to see that, too :awww: Apparently he's more classy nowdays than Olderer :tears:

sweetkit
06-08-2012, 06:22 PM
Better here than on Sunday.

Djoko is crap as well.

Absolute Anthropoid
06-08-2012, 06:22 PM
This match had such promise at the beginning and then turned into a complete WTA mugathon. Both SFs sucked today, hoping for a good final.

juan27
06-08-2012, 06:23 PM
federer should lost to del potro in QF....

with his level in this tourny , it`s was logic than nole won

Sri
06-08-2012, 06:23 PM
Good result for Novak. Confidence booster and wasn't physically drained.

Federer, looked like he didn't care. He gave it a 50% effort and the result showed.

sweetkit
06-08-2012, 06:23 PM
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lwvkl6eAa11qcryjz.gif

Still hurts, eh?:baby:

superslam77
06-08-2012, 06:24 PM
Nole is a much better loser than Roger is. Just compare the 2 "handshakes" this year and last year.


Whenever Nole loses he still gives a hug to his opponent, where Roger stays cold and annoyed. And this coming from a Fed fan.




Congrats to all the Djokovic fans though, hope he makes it competitive on Sunday.

true but i believe that is the best attitude for fed.

he needs to keep that fire/anger or whatever burning for him to have a chance.

Yandr001
06-08-2012, 06:24 PM
Poor match from Federer. Had hoped his 'off' day was in his 4th round match. Oh well.

peribsen
06-08-2012, 06:24 PM
Expected and highly desired final between the two players who are at present a couple notches over the rest of the field.

Won't go as far as to say Fed is finished, his quality is so huge that he still may have some great moments up his sleeve, but they are becoming less and less likely. Sorry for his fans, it's always sad to watch such a splendid player on his way out. Hope I'm wrong and we still get to see more of his best, but...

Houstonko
06-08-2012, 06:24 PM
Djoker cant beat Nadal like this. He will try to hit through and lose on Nadal's counter.

ssin
06-08-2012, 06:24 PM
Novak brimming with confidence in this match. Fed should consider himself lucky to have avoided demolition this time, I have no doubts that Nadal would demolish him.

I know that Novak has huge respect for Fed. This match really looked NID to me, and I predicted it would turn this way.

Og course Fed is still not finished and it was below his standards but he will need big time show-up if he is to beat Novak ever again in GS. Wimby will be his best shot that he will ever have to do some damage. Maybe a swan song, with the last trophy who knows.

Sunday, I give Novak just a slight chance. He knows how to beat Rafa, but from what I have seen, Nadal is huge favorite.

tripwires
06-08-2012, 06:24 PM
Fucking shit match from Roger. Worst I've seen all year.

TigerTim
06-08-2012, 06:25 PM
Routinederer

xelena
06-08-2012, 06:25 PM
I thought it was a funeral.:cool::cool:

Did you see,hear the public?? hahahahahahahaah they all choked(literary) aahha

just can't believe how french public is on knees for Roggie boy

Nole fan
06-08-2012, 06:25 PM
Still hurts, eh?:baby:

Not really when he went on and won Wimbledon, USO and AO after that. :D

ivanban
06-08-2012, 06:26 PM
Still hurts, eh?:baby:


http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i241/ivanban/shit.gif

Federer in 2
06-08-2012, 06:26 PM
I'm really sad now...Horrible stuff.
Congrats Novak.

EnriqueIG8
06-08-2012, 06:26 PM
true but i believe that is the best attitude for fed.

he needs to keep that fire/anger or whatever burning for him to have a chance.

agreed, hope he brings the fire to Wimby and the Olympics mate.

didn't you notice the come on's today? he obviously cared, the footwork/serve and forehand were just not clicking.


Djokovic wasn't even impressive for most of the match but all in all a deserved victory.

Mystique
06-08-2012, 06:26 PM
Nole is a much better loser than Roger is. Just compare the 2 "handshakes" this year and last year.


Whenever Nole loses he still gives a hug to his opponent, where Roger stays cold and annoyed. And this coming from a Fed fan.
.

Federer isnt the best loser out there but he seems more human than Djokovic. Djokovic looks all happy and huggy after losing, never convinced me as honest. I like a little bit of showing it as it is. But that may be just me.
And anyway, IMO being a bad winner says more about you than being a good loser. :shrug: Just my two cents.

PS: Roger bumped Novak's shoulder at the net :lol:

70-68
06-08-2012, 06:27 PM
How many RG finals has Djokovic made before today 1-1 is the answer?

Zero

but I'd like to see something different for a change

another Fedal final here would have been even worse though

alter ego
06-08-2012, 06:27 PM
Bad serving, bad hitting, bad tactic played right in Djokovic's hand.

Shinoj
06-08-2012, 06:27 PM
Djokovic really played solid all match.. Whenver federer wanted to take initiative he stepped right on the bud and didnt allow it to slip away. Thats all there is Folks.

Spierbal
06-08-2012, 06:28 PM
Federer looks so old. Goodbye to nr. 1 methinks. Just when I thought he could not top Rome's performance, he delivers.. I think he's done on red clay. Third time he lost in straight to Djokovic. But unlike at the two other meeting Nole did not need to be at his best. This match was so bad after the first set, especially considering last year.

Federer's serve was very average and forehand was major liability. In total 46 UE for Fed to 33 winners, 17 UE's to 27 winners for Nole. Nole just needed to be steady to win. Head to head: 12-14,6 out 7 for Nole since 2011.

Anyway, the two best players in the world are meeting 4 slams in a row in the final. Final in Rome was very close, regardless of what anybody says, Nole was the better player and more dangerous until the wrong call was made in the first set. Nole knows how to beat Nadal, he just needs to execute the gameplan. I want history to be made!! you don't see that everyday even with today's surfaces.

tealeaves
06-08-2012, 06:28 PM
Those errors in the 2nd set :facepalm: Disgusting.

Nole was a well deserved winner, should be a GOOD final on Sunday. AJDE NOLE!

Bounty Hunter
06-08-2012, 06:28 PM
http://i.minus.com/ilbq8vGrDzuQz.gif

:lol:

Mystique
06-08-2012, 06:28 PM
Just a pity that RG2012 didnt see that one customary JesusFed match.

Shinoj
06-08-2012, 06:29 PM
Federer isnt the best loser out there but he seems more human than Djokovic. Djokovic looks all happy and huggy after losing, never convinced me as honest. I like a little bit of showing it as it is. But that may be just me.
And anyway, IMO being a bad winner says more about you than being a good loser. :shrug: Just my two cents.

PS: Roger bumped Novak's shoulder at the net :lol:



Roger always beleieves that he is the better player on Court thats why he looks like a Mess after losing while with Djokovic and Nadal, always believe that the Opponent is as good as them. This is my Observation.

Ashlar77
06-08-2012, 06:29 PM
Not high quality tennis by any means, and truly dreadful from Fed. Novak is going to have to raise his game many levels to even make the final competitive. :scared:

arm
06-08-2012, 06:30 PM
true but i believe that is the best attitude for fed.

he needs to keep that fire/anger or whatever burning for him to have a chance.

Yeah, being a sore loser is his only chance.

EnriqueIG8
06-08-2012, 06:30 PM
Federer isnt the best loser out there but he seems more human than Djokovic. Djokovic looks all happy and huggy after losing, never convinced me as honest. I like a little bit of showing it as it is. But that may be just me.
And anyway, IMO being a bad winner says more about you than being a good loser. :shrug: Just my two cents.

PS: Roger bumped Novak's shoulder at the net :lol:

He did? I didn't notice that :lol:

Well Nole was like this before, a little bit of a bad boy but I think he has been a good sport lately when he loses.

I support Roger in everything but sometimes he should give his opponent a little more credit no matter how disappointed he is.

Chirag
06-08-2012, 06:31 PM
Yeah, being a sore loser is his only chance.

it really is :angel:

Allez-Ollie
06-08-2012, 06:31 PM
Very up and down from Roger. Maybe he wasn't that motivated to beat Djokovic and lose to Rafa on sunday. We have the best final now anyhow.

DjokerFan3
06-08-2012, 06:31 PM
Awesome, and sweet revenge for last year!!! Nole was mentally solid, despite the windy as heck conditions. :yeah:

Roger - FedError really was in the house, bad day in the office, too bad :o

sweetkit
06-08-2012, 06:31 PM
Not really when he went on and won Wimbledon, USO and AO after that. :D
Whatever you say. We shall see on Sunday what would've happened year ago if Fed allowed him to final:D

cardio
06-08-2012, 06:32 PM
Claycourts are not made for 31 year olds.
Andres Gomez may not agree:) He won his one and only RG being only few months younger than Federer

Poirot123
06-08-2012, 06:32 PM
I think we can finally confirm: Federer is done on red clay. He'll never win another RG, a Rome or a Monte Carlo.

tektonac
06-08-2012, 06:32 PM
Nole is a much better loser than Roger is. Just compare the 2 "handshakes" this year and last year.


Whenever Nole loses he still gives a hug to his opponent, where Roger stays cold and annoyed. And this coming from a Fed fan.




Congrats to all the Djokovic fans though, hope he makes it competitive on Sunday.

respect sir for saying the way it is :hatoff:

EKSTREMISTA
06-08-2012, 06:33 PM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_3dnIrcl_kNE/Siv2Wu1LmcI/AAAAAAAAAJI/ITm7ps2Q0O4/s400/Federer_Crying.JPG

JustDoIt
06-08-2012, 06:33 PM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_fH8htQAGABs/S9i3DTyVm9I/AAAAAAAAAKk/0gp_Wp0sEws/s1600/omg.jpg

Björki
06-08-2012, 06:33 PM
Nole :worship:

superslam77
06-08-2012, 06:33 PM
agreed, hope he brings the fire to Wimby and the Olympics mate.

didn't you notice the come on's today? he obviously cared, the footwork/serve and forehand were just not clicking.


Djokovic wasn't even impressive for most of the match but all in all a deserved victory.

i thought the skill was amazing until he missed those chances for 5-2.
then nole's stability was too much for him to handle mentally.

Sofonda Cox
06-08-2012, 06:35 PM
I actually went to the bathroom and vomited after the match. Tennis died. Bye.

superslam77
06-08-2012, 06:35 PM
Yeah, being a sore loser is his only chance.

not sore loser but keeping the motivation.

if only he would have been more like that vs nadal :o

Allez
06-08-2012, 06:36 PM
Nole has now beaten Roger in 6 of the last 7 meetings. Still some clowns claim Roger is the favourite whenever these two meet :facepalm:

Burrow
06-08-2012, 06:37 PM
I'm not gonna troll for once and will be classy.

Great match by both, best match up in tennis :hatoff:. Fed making bit too many errors but Novak also played great defence.

Good luck at Wimbledon Fed and what can you tell to King Nole but- bravoooooo :worship:

Hopefully Nole saves tennis on Sunday, last hope for humanity.

p.s- interesting trivia: 8 straight sets for Nole in their meetings since USO!

You're going to be classy yet you've stated that you think Federer played a "great match". Either you're trying to big Novak Djokovic up or you just want to be very patronising.

rob_z
06-08-2012, 06:37 PM
The second set was decisive. Federer played unocontrolled on break points. It looks like that Novak is in his head (after US Open 2011 and the huge loss in Abu Dhabi). On break points he made many unforced errors, giving Nole several free breaks.
Nole played solid and good today (except for the first half of the 2nd set). His game is clearly improving. Against Seppi he was bad, against Tsonga he was average, but now he looks pretty good again.
And after this 2 hours match he doens't have to rest much. He has all the time to prepare for a battle against Nadal in the final. Let's hope for one of the greatest tennis matches of all time on sunday.
Now we have Nole-Rafa finals in all 4 slams.

Sofonda Cox
06-08-2012, 06:38 PM
You're going to be classy yet you've stated that you think Federer played a "great match". Either you're trying to big Novak Djokovic up or you just want to be very patronising.

Burrow :hearts:

Time Violation
06-08-2012, 06:38 PM
Congrats Nole, great match :worship: All 4 finals now, hopefully all 4 trophies as well :D

rutinos harcos
06-08-2012, 06:38 PM
Master Djoko schools Jerk Fed.Easy peasy for Nole. PERFECT.It's pay back time Fed bitch,I've told you,you'll NEVER wag that pathetic finger of yours old man.Warm regards to:LOSER,samanopuke,viruzzz,Corey Failman,habibko,safin drinks no1,fail clay,lame jai,i trippedwrise.
JERK Fed-Master Djoko,it's now 1-6.Djoko OWNS JERK Fed,

sweetkit
06-08-2012, 06:38 PM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_3dnIrcl_kNE/Siv2Wu1LmcI/AAAAAAAAAJI/ITm7ps2Q0O4/s400/Federer_Crying.JPG
Insecurity of posters with Serbian flags beats all highs. Wonder why, thought he won and all...

Sofonda Cox
06-08-2012, 06:38 PM
Congrats Nole, great match :worship: All 4 finals now, hopefully all 4 trophies as well :D

STFU.

Vida
06-08-2012, 06:39 PM
feds mind was elsewhere, his fans should not be too disappointed. especially given the vicious mauling he wouldve got in the finals for the X'th time.

Time Violation
06-08-2012, 06:39 PM
STFU.

Lol, it's the loser guy again :D What's up? :)

Poirot123
06-08-2012, 06:40 PM
Nole has now beaten Roger in 6 of the last 7 meetings. Still some clowns claim Roger is the favourite whenever these two meet :facepalm:

To be fair it's been very close in 5 of their last 8 meetings (US Open 2010/2011 and FO 2011, Indian Wells 2011 and AO 2011 despite the straight sets result). Today wasn't, and Rome wasn't (both 2012) - Fed probably won't beat Djokovic on red clay ever again. The Dubai 2011 match saw Holidayer shank a few balls around.

EnriqueIG8
06-08-2012, 06:40 PM
I've not been happy with the Swiss Assassin.

GOAT = Fed
06-08-2012, 06:41 PM
Yeah, being a sore loser is his only chance.
brb giving your opponent a handshake is considered being a sore loser.

Is this real life?
Not high quality tennis by any means, and truly dreadful from Fed. Novak is going to have to raise him game many levels to even make the final competitive. :scared:
Agreed. Both were waaaaaayyyyy off form, all what Novak had to do was keep the ball in play and see the errors leak. The only part of Novak's game on fire was the return. Was world class.
feds mind was elsewhere, his fans should not be too disappointed. especially given the vicious mauling he wouldve got in the finals for the X'th time.
Where was his mind? :confused:

I don't think it gets any ibgger than a SF of a GS (Apart from the Final :p)

shiaben
06-08-2012, 06:41 PM
It was better for tennis. I'd rather see Djokovic give Nadal his money's worth rather than Federer losing each and every time.

tangerine_dream
06-08-2012, 06:42 PM
Like a boss Nole :worship:

http://i39.tinypic.com/2d7br6a.gif


Dream Rafole final :rocker2:

Vida
06-08-2012, 06:42 PM
Where was his mind? :confused:

I don't think it gets any ibgger than a SF of a GS (Apart from the Final :p)

in grass season.

AliceMariaRenka
06-08-2012, 06:42 PM
Roger always beleieves that he is the better player on Court thats why he looks like a Mess after losing while with Djokovic and Nadal, always believe that the Opponent is as good as them. This is my Observation.

I'd never thought of that but now it's said I can see it!

zlaja777
06-08-2012, 06:42 PM
Novak didn't even had to play his best tennis, maybe just in 2nd half of the 1st set, but still won in 3 sets. His returning was great today.

Regenbogen
06-08-2012, 06:42 PM
Nole is a much better loser than Roger is. Just compare the 2 "handshakes" this year and last year.


Whenever Nole loses he still gives a hug to his opponent, where Roger stays cold and annoyed. And this coming from a Fed fan.

Yeah but not everyone is as into hugs as Nole is, it's probably some consolation to him that he has an excuse to go flinging his arms around someone else.

I was hoping this match would be longer/more exciting but I'm happy with the end result. :) Already feeling impatient for the final.

rafa_maniac
06-08-2012, 06:43 PM
Really a poor state of affairs that noone in this half could stop a Federer-Djokovic semi from happening despite their form all along. Nole was good enough, will be a different beast in the final anyway.

Sofonda Cox
06-08-2012, 06:43 PM
http://gifsoup.com/imager.php?id=604968&t=o (http://gifsoup.com/view/604968/crying.html) GIFSoup (http://gifsoup.com/)

latso
06-08-2012, 06:43 PM
So much confidence in Nole, you can see his patronizing smile when Roger sweaps a line, or makes a winner in the open court...like - hehe, good boy, you used well the chance i gave you..

At the end of all the 3 sets the feelling was that if Nole wanted, he could have ended this match with the same result as the other semi...

Roger look way too slow and now it finaly feels like he's done ;(

Roger the Dodger
06-08-2012, 06:44 PM
Smart from Federer. He knew he had the game to win versus Djoker but let it pass. Because either ways, Sunday was going to be Gruntday. Better let someone who knows how to tackle the clay monster make a match.

Now its off to Halle and a good prep for Wimbledon. :yeah:

Cheer up! This was never your year, Olderer!

juan27
06-08-2012, 06:44 PM
The second set was decisive. Federer played unocontrolled on break points. It looks like that Novak is in his head (after US Open 2011 and the huge loss in Abu Dhabi). On break points he made many unforced errors, giving Nole several free breaks.
Nole played solid and good today (except for the first half of the 2nd set). His game is clearly improving. Against Seppi he was bad, against Tsonga he was average, but now he looks pretty good again.
And after this 2 hours match he doens't have to rest much. He has all the time to prepare for a battle against Nadal in the final. Let's hope for one of the greatest tennis matches of all time on sunday.
Now we have Nole-Rafa finals in all 4 slams.

fed played very bad with his serve all the tourny and that with the best returner of the tour it`s suicide.

it`s true that he lost many break points in the second set but the regularity of nole from the baseline and the slow conditions not helped hin in nothing , his shots not damage nole.

in fast courts I think thah fed has chance

Myrre
06-08-2012, 06:44 PM
Another Fed - Nadal final would have been a total bore. Backhand backhand backhand shank. At least now it might get interesting.

Li Ching Yuen
06-08-2012, 06:44 PM
The main feature of this match was the Djokovic dropshot into the wind. About 90% of them landed on the court with snow on them, but still Rogi made sure to hit a good chunk of them into the bottom of the net for good measure.

Allez
06-08-2012, 06:46 PM
http://gifsoup.com/imager.php?id=604968&t=o (http://gifsoup.com/view/604968/crying.html) GIFSoup (http://gifsoup.com/)

Posting this is just wrong. Where's your compassion :shrug:

Commander Data
06-08-2012, 06:46 PM
FedMug at his best :worship::worship::worship:



On to Grass Champ!

tektonac
06-08-2012, 06:46 PM
Smart from Federer. He knew he had the game to win versus Djoker but let it pass. Because either ways, Sunday was going to be Gruntday. Better let someone who knows how to tackle the clay monster make a match.

Now its off to Halle and a good prep for Wimbledon. :yeah:

Cheer up! This was never your year, Olderer!

poor.

AliceMariaRenka
06-08-2012, 06:46 PM
If Roger is 'done' how come he is making semis of slams and beating other top players?! He is still a serious contender for WImbledon. If he's done than what about everyone else?!

Can we please top saying he is done and/or old. Thank you!

Imperfect Angel
06-08-2012, 06:47 PM
Thank you Roger!:worship: At least he avoided another final embarrassment against Nadull.:p
Come on Djoker! Please accomplish the mission.:rocker2:

Allez
06-08-2012, 06:48 PM
If Roger is 'done' how come he is making semis of slams and beating other top players?! He is still a serious contender for WImbledon. If he's done than what about everyone else?!

Can we please top saying he is done and/or old. Thank you!

Did you watch Wimbledon the last 2 years :shrug:

RIboy
06-08-2012, 06:48 PM
Rogie: "Been difficult clay court season,wasnt feeling best physically..." :worship:

latso
06-08-2012, 06:49 PM
If Roger is 'done' how come he is making semis of slams and beating other top players?! He is still a serious contender for WImbledon. If he's done than what about everyone else?!

Can we please top saying he is done and/or old. Thank you!
Done means - no more slams and no more tittles when Rafa or Nole participates.

It also means that other guys will join these two like Tsonga, Berdych, Muzza, Del Pony, etc.

This Wimby is his last chance ever. I hope he makes it, but now i'm pesimist :(

tennizen
06-08-2012, 06:50 PM
Fed quotes:

"I thought he played well in the tough conditions. I wasn't able to sustain a solid enough game today. That's about it."

"Been difficult clay court season,wasnt feeling best physically but was coming into semis, just ran into opponent who was 2 good'

(https://twitter.com/TennisReporters/status/211150227900604417)
"Rafa is "the overwhelming favorite" in the final."

Allez
06-08-2012, 06:51 PM
He is right. He didn't appear to be in top form this whole tournament. In fact trouble started in Madrid surprisingly.

GSMnadal
06-08-2012, 06:52 PM
That's called being OLD

rutinos harcos
06-08-2012, 06:52 PM
I actually went to the bathroom and vomited after the match. Tennis died. Bye.
Nobody gives a fuck what you did.Tennis is very much alive.With Clay Warrior and Tsar Nole it's beautiful.

r3d_d3v1l_
06-08-2012, 06:52 PM
Had you watched his match against Mahut and it would be clear, even to a blind tard, that Roger wasn´t at his best.

Hypnotize
06-08-2012, 06:53 PM
You're going to be classy yet you've stated that you think Federer played a "great match". Either you're trying to big Novak Djokovic up or you just want to be very patronising.
Jeez, you can't win with some people. If they had said Federer sucked, you would have had a go at them. If they compliment Federer, you accuse them of having ulterior motives. I think you should grow up and stop being so precious. :rolleyes:

The match never lived up to expectations but that was down to Novak raising his game whenever Federer edged in front. I really liked Novak's tactics in the match and he was absolutely relentless.

His date with destiny approaches and I really hope he can win here on Sunday. :worship:

Wilanderer
06-08-2012, 06:53 PM
He also said that it was "the day when he felt the best since a month ago", so stfu.

Allez
06-08-2012, 06:53 PM
That's called being OLD

I believe you are correct...

sexybeast
06-08-2012, 06:54 PM
Hope this doesnt ruin his chanses on grasscourt season, Federer was foolish to play so much claycourt tennis. I think he should start to think about tanking early in RG, he should atleast have skipped Rome. Federer should know his priority as age turn odds against him big time on clay.

shiaben
06-08-2012, 06:54 PM
Congratulations Djokovic.

Sofonda Cox
06-08-2012, 06:54 PM
Posting this is just wrong. Where's your compassion :shrug:

http://gifsoup.com/imager.php?id=349529&t=o (http://gifsoup.com/view/349529/junk-punch.html) GIFSoup (http://gifsoup.com/)

Chirag
06-08-2012, 06:55 PM
age catching up :shrug: Oh well I will enjoy him till he retires

Leo
06-08-2012, 06:55 PM
Best match Novak played in a while.Clean despite the windy conditions, much better focus than the past few months.
Roger was no match for Novak in the rallies.

It took me three pages or so to find a good summation of the match and Novak's performance, and this was it. This.

Seriously don't understand all the tennis haters here saying this was joke tennis today. Federer's offense would have gotten him through against many but Novak was DIALED IN. It was easily one of his best performances in 2012. Makes me feel so much more confident that he can beat Nadal now.

Sofonda Cox
06-08-2012, 06:55 PM
Nobody gives a fuck what you did.Tennis is very much alive.With Clay Warrior and Tsar Nole it's beautiful.

Get back in your cage, skank.

piksi
06-08-2012, 06:55 PM
http://img.skysports.com/09/02/800x600/Australian-Open-Day-14-Roger-Federer-cries_1857759.jpg

Poirot123
06-08-2012, 06:55 PM
Fed said after Madrid he wasn't feeling 100%. He left it until the last moment to decide to play Rome. He really should've skipped it. He's laboured his way through the draw here in the FO, losing sets to clay mugs like Mahut and lucky loser goffin. I bet Fed is over the moon clay is over for another year. Does he skip Halle though? I say yes, to rest up and practice at home on serves.

Raferminator
06-08-2012, 06:55 PM
NID. Yaawwwnn! Frauderer now 1-6 in his past 7 matches against Nole. And Fedtards think Muger is a "match-up" problem for Nole!? :haha: Sorry Fedtards! There is NO paper-rock-scissors game going on here. Both Rafa and Nole OWN Frauderer!

Everyone KNEW that Muger was going to lose... Why is there even a serious discussion to talk about it!? Frauderer hasn't won a single Slam for years now and Nole has won 6 of their last 7 matches. That "Match" was boring; just watching Nole pummel Frauderer like a Soap Bubble Pinata full of Gummy Bears; not even a pulse from Muger in this match. Muger Frauder, you ARE A DISGRACE to the game! :mad: That was pitiful! You owe all the fans at Roland Garros their Money back for YET ANOTHER Straight Set HUMILIATION at the hands of Nole.

Nole and Nole fans: Congratulations! :) You're warrior deserves all the praise he receives. He simply ANNIHILATED Muger Frauderer once again, making it look SO EAASSSY! :bowdown:

The weak sauce era is officially dead. Muger made Tennis an international laughingstock and Tennis fans were ashamed and furious to see this chump winning titles with weak, bland, tasteless sauce. :mad: Frauderer, you're evil plans to gloatingly destroy tennis due to phony image over substance are over. Muger Frauderer is finished !!! :mad:

Outfielder
06-08-2012, 06:56 PM
He is right. He didn't appear to be in top form this whole tournament. In fact trouble started in Madrid surprisingly.

Had you watched his match against Mahut and it would be clear, even to a blind tard, that Roger wasn´t at his best.

Now open Del Potro interview after his QF loss again and see what is sportmenship.

Allez
06-08-2012, 06:56 PM
Federer only played 2 tournaments of real clay & 3 tournaments in total during the clay swing...Surely that is not excessive...even for a 31 year old.

piksi
06-08-2012, 06:56 PM
Hope this doesnt ruin his chanses on grasscourt season, Federer was foolish to play so much claycourt tennis. I think he should start to think about tanking early in RG, he should atleast have skipped Rome. Federer should know his priority as age turn odds against him big time on clay.

he wanted to be #1 again

sexybeast
06-08-2012, 06:56 PM
If Roger is 'done' how come he is making semis of slams and beating other top players?! He is still a serious contender for WImbledon. If he's done than what about everyone else?!

Can we please top saying he is done and/or old. Thank you!

If I made a list of what all the clay GOATs was up to at his age, I think many people would be surprised.

You can still do serious damage on hardcourt/grasscourt at 31, so I cant see how this diminishes his chanses on other surfaces?

juan27
06-08-2012, 06:56 PM
Hope this doesnt ruin his chanses on grasscourt season, Federer was foolish to play so much claycourt tennis. I think he should start to think about tanking early in RG, he should atleast have skipped Rome. Federer should know his priority as age turn odds against him big time on clay.

true.

the next year he should not play so much clay court tennis

heya
06-08-2012, 06:58 PM
Yeah but not everyone is as into hugs as Nole is, it's probably some consolation to him that he has an excuse to go flinging his arms around someone else.

I was hoping this match would be longer/more exciting but I'm happy with the end result. :) Already feeling impatient for the final.

why hug someone who mocks arrogant behavior of yourself and roddick, your fave loser?
:wavey:

frenchies forgot that the luck fuck train has derailed for good:mad::cool:

Wilanderer
06-08-2012, 06:58 PM
NID. Yaawwwnn! Frauderer now 1-6 in his past 7 matches against Nole. And Fedtards think Muger is a "match-up" problem for Nole!? :haha: Sorry Fedtards! There is NO paper-rock-scissors game going on here. Both Rafa and Nole OWN Frauderer!

Everyone KNEW that Muger was going to lose... Why is there even a serious discussion to talk about it!? Frauderer hasn't won a single Slam for years now and Nole has won 6 of their last 7 matches. That "Match" was boring; just watching Nole pummel Frauderer like a Soap Bubble Pinata full of Gummy Bears; not even a pulse from Muger in this match. Muger Frauder, you ARE A DISGRACE to the game! :mad: That was pitiful! You owe all the fans at Roland Garros their Money back for YET ANOTHER Straight Set HUMILIATION at the hands of Nole.

Nole and Nole fans: Congratulations! :) You're warrior deserves all the praise he receives. He simply ANNIHILATED Muger Frauderer once again, making it look SO EAASSSY! :bowdown:

The weak sauce era is officially dead. Muger made Tennis an international laughingstock and Tennis fans were ashamed and furious to see this chump winning titles with weak, bland, tasteless sauce. :mad: Frauderer, you're evil plans to gloatingly destroy tennis due to phony image over substance are over. Muger Frauderer is finished !!! :mad:

Get back to your asylum, you freak.

sexybeast
06-08-2012, 06:58 PM
he wanted to be #1 again

nr1 is completely unimportant without slams to back it up. His priority must always be to win slams, nr1 reckord is just a gimmick.

PedroMarquess
06-08-2012, 06:58 PM
I am not happy with the nº1 in the world. LOL

Anyway, where's the guy who used to say something like this? Roger really won dude, your prediction skills are legendary!

Jamoz
06-08-2012, 06:59 PM
NID. Yaawwwnn! Frauderer now 1-6 in his past 7 matches against Nole. And Fedtards think Muger is a "match-up" problem for Nole!? :haha: Sorry Fedtards! There is NO paper-rock-scissors game going on here. Both Rafa and Nole OWN Frauderer!

Everyone KNEW that Muger was going to lose... Why is there even a serious discussion to talk about it!? Frauderer hasn't won a single Slam for years now and Nole has won 6 of their last 7 matches. That "Match" was boring; just watching Nole pummel Frauderer like a Soap Bubble Pinata full of Gummy Bears; not even a pulse from Muger in this match. Muger Frauder, you ARE A DISGRACE to the game! :mad: That was pitiful! You owe all the fans at Roland Garros their Money back for YET ANOTHER Straight Set HUMILIATION at the hands of Nole.

Nole and Nole fans: Congratulations! :) You're warrior deserves all the praise he receives. He simply ANNIHILATED Muger Frauderer once again, making it look SO EAASSSY! :bowdown:

The weak sauce era is officially dead. Muger made Tennis an international laughingstock and Tennis fans were ashamed and furious to see this chump winning titles with weak, bland, tasteless sauce. :mad: Frauderer, you're evil plans to gloatingly destroy tennis due to phony image over substance are over. Muger Frauderer is finished !!! :mad:

Good stuff :D

crude oil
06-08-2012, 07:00 PM
Federer didnt lose this match because of age...

he lost because as expected djokovic frustrated federer with his defense and federer tried to go for more and made mistakes as a result.

Federer once again showed his inability to get dirty and grind the points out with novak. he tried to bail himself out so many times with risky shots, and as a result paid for it.

Whoever said that federer shanked bhs and that was why he lost the match, doesnt really have a clue. his bh was actually the bright spot today.

Sofonda Cox
06-08-2012, 07:00 PM
Get back to your asylum, you freak.

It's shocking they let something like that out on day release.

Allez
06-08-2012, 07:00 PM
http://gifsoup.com/imager.php?id=349529&t=o (http://gifsoup.com/view/349529/junk-punch.html) GIFSoup (http://gifsoup.com/)

http://www.theage.com.au/ffximage/2008/01/28/cnsDijana_Djokovic_narrowweb__300x403,0.jpg

Burrow
06-08-2012, 07:00 PM
Jeez, you can't win with some people. If they had said Federer sucked, you would have had a go at them. If they compliment Federer, you accuse them of having ulterior motives. I think you should grow up and stop being so precious. :rolleyes:

The match never lived up to expectations but that was down to Novak raising his game whenever Federer edged in front. I really liked Novak's tactics in the match and he was absolutely relentless.

His date with destiny approaches and I really hope he can win here on Sunday. :worship:

I don't see what's wrong with being objective and giving a true summary of the match. Nobody who has watched both players throughout their careers, particularly Federer, could have thought that they both played a great match. That's preposterous.

Sorry for stating my opinion. Maybe it's you who needs to stop being so "precious". You're the one who seems stressed by my comment and I've no idea why. As a user of this forum, you should be accustomed to truly vulgar and offensive comments.

rutinos harcos
06-08-2012, 07:00 PM
Get back in your cage, skank.
It's a beautiful day,the sun is shining,the birds are singing,Djoko is humiliating ballerina.
safin drinks no 1,keep suffering clown.

Poirot123
06-08-2012, 07:01 PM
he wanted to be #1 again

He can still get number 1 without the Rome points. He just needs one of Wimbledon or US Open, and hope Nadal wins FO.

Sofonda Cox
06-08-2012, 07:02 PM
http://www.theage.com.au/ffximage/2008/01/28/cnsDijana_Djokovic_narrowweb__300x403,0.jpg

WTF is that?

It's a beautiful day,the sun is shining,the birds are singing,Djoko is humiliating ballerina.
safin drinks no 1,keep suffering clown.

But Faker will never be GOAT :bigwave: Federer wasn't feeling well, otherwish Faker would have been toast.

ZaZoo)
06-08-2012, 07:04 PM
http://imgur.com/zmFAX.gif

Polikarpov
06-08-2012, 07:05 PM
Went one match further than I predicted. Federer had no business being in the semis with the way he's playing all tournament.

Sofonda Cox
06-08-2012, 07:06 PM
http://imgur.com/zmFAX.gif

Tosser.

Deathless Mortal
06-08-2012, 07:06 PM
Bad choking by Rog, especially in the 2nd set. This match just concludes a bad tournament, although I believed his poor previous matches were just him finding form and that he'll be ready for the stronger opponents, but sadly it didn't happen.
Novak was solid, stepped it up when he needed to and hopefully he finds a way to beat Nadal in the final.

Mr. Oracle
06-08-2012, 07:06 PM
I was getting seriously pissed with djoker's apathetic play in the second set but held back judgment as it's hard to tell what's going on physically with these guys.

That said, whatever was going on, he'll need to raise his level for the final.

Fed feeling the pressure against the world #1 and folding like a wimbledon lawn chair. Of course the Fedtards will make it all about what Fed didn't do (Federror, ShankFed etc), and won't give credit where credit is due.

Fed fears Novak as much as he fears Nadal and his play shows it.

H to H now even and more domination set to occur with the record turning in the King's favour.

Novak has a GREAT chance to win this thing if he brings his A game. Nadal is afraid.

NathWFC
06-08-2012, 07:06 PM
Haha, I don't post often on these forums, and when I do come for a look I remember why. Full of pathetic, fan boy, idiots who need to lose their virginity.

Must be one of the most cringe worthy, pointless forums on the internet. No chance of grown up discussion/debate.

Sofonda Cox
06-08-2012, 07:09 PM
Haha, I don't post often on these forums, and when I do come for a look I remember why. Full of pathetic, fan boy, idiots who need to lose their virginity.

Must be one of the most cringe worthy, pointless forums on the internet. No chance of grown up discussion/debate.

Maybe you could make a start with losing yours :bigwave:

ssin
06-08-2012, 07:09 PM
It's a pity, Novak had much better shot at beating Nadal last year... Fed was a party pooper. Oh well.

This years Wimby looks promising. Fed, Novak, Rafa, Tsonga, Murray, Delpo, all have their chances and statements to make.

juan27
06-08-2012, 07:10 PM
It's a beautiful day,the sun is shining,the birds are singing,Djoko is humiliating ballerina.
safin drinks no 1,keep suffering clown.

federer humilliating himself........

djoko never outplayed fed in the match , one break per set it`s a normal defeat , the exeption was that fed lost many break points and chances to won a set.

but I will like to see if djoko with near 31 years old will play slam semis

rutinos harcos
06-08-2012, 07:10 PM
WTF is that?



But Faker will never be GOAT :bigwave: Federer wasn't feeling well, otherwish Faker would have been toast.
Otherwish?Is English your mother tongue?That fine lady,Dijana,gave birth to present No1 and future GOAT,TSAR DJOKO.

rocketassist
06-08-2012, 07:12 PM
Haha, I don't post often on these forums, and when I do come for a look I remember why. Full of pathetic, fan boy, idiots who need to lose their virginity.

Must be one of the most cringe worthy, pointless forums on the internet. No chance of grown up discussion/debate.

I've always wondered what would happen if the whole of MTF was put in a big white room and we all had our usernames on us in in a badge, what would everyone actually talk about? would tard wars turn into fights? would people talk about getting a nosh off their bird?

Mjau!
06-08-2012, 07:12 PM
Strategic lackluster performance from Rogi. His laser-like focus is on Wimbledon and the Olympics. :yeah:

tennisfan856
06-08-2012, 07:13 PM
I was hoping Novak ditched his parents for good at tourneys, but their mug faces have returned. Can't stand them, they hurt his image.

rutinos harcos
06-08-2012, 07:16 PM
I was hoping Novak ditched his parents for good at tourneys, but their mug faces have returned. Can't stand them, they hurt his image.
You don't know nothing about them and what they did for Nole and his career,so STFU.

NathWFC
06-08-2012, 07:17 PM
Maybe you could make a start with losing yours :bigwave:

Haha, yeah, whatever you say pal.

Looner
06-08-2012, 07:18 PM
I don't see what's wrong with being objective and giving a true summary of the match. Nobody who has watched both players throughout their careers, particularly Federer, could have thought that they both played a great match. That's preposterous.

Sorry for stating my opinion. Maybe it's you who needs to stop being so "precious". You're the one who seems stressed by my comment and I've no idea why. As a user of this forum, you should be accustomed to truly vulgar and offensive comments.

:bowdown:

Spierbal
06-08-2012, 07:18 PM
It's a pity, Novak had much better shot at beating Nadal last year... Fed was a party pooper. Oh well.

It seems that everybody is resigned with Nadal winning. I don't get this doom and gloom. If Nole plays his A game, he has more than enough tools to take down Nadal. Maybe I can understand why Fed fans are so pessimistic after so many finals. Maybe I am missing something. This is not a foregone conclusion everyone is making out to be.

NathWFC
06-08-2012, 07:19 PM
I've always wondered what would happen if the whole of MTF was put in a big white room and we all had our usernames on us in in a badge, what would everyone actually talk about? would tard wars turn into fights? would people talk about getting a nosh off their bird?

I'd assume it'd just be a room full of mainly spotty, skinny, little nerds cowering in the corners with shit all to say for themselves in real life. Most people on this forum haven't left their computer chair or seen daylight in years.

tennisfan856
06-08-2012, 07:19 PM
You don't know nothing about them and what they did for Nole and his career,so STFU.

And you do? Pot meet kettle

sweetkit
06-08-2012, 07:20 PM
Guess all this bitterness despite their boy's win coming from Serbofans is justified by the little simple fact that they felt Nolito sucked big time and if real Fed had to play him he would have routined him.

ahadabans
06-08-2012, 07:20 PM
It seems that everybody is resigned with Nadal winning. I don't get this doom and gloom. If Nole plays his A game, he has more than enough tools to take down Nadal. Maybe I can understand why Fed fans are so pessimistic after so many finals. Maybe I am missing something. This is not a foregone conclusion everyone is making out to be.

Unless Nadal has a mental breakdown, Novak has no chance in the final. Seriously. All the advantages Novak has over Nadal do not extend to this surface.

ssin
06-08-2012, 07:21 PM
I've always wondered what would happen if the whole of MTF was put in a big white room and we all had our usernames on us in in a badge, what would everyone actually talk about? would tard wars turn into fights? would people talk about getting a nosh off their bird?

of course not.

MTF is composed of very much different people, age and cultural differences being the most important.

It would look like a happy motley crew, I would help with the kids, most of girls would just chat about places and fashion, some guys would probably play some game, tennis even.

More or less it would look like an excursion with unlikely participants.

tektonac
06-08-2012, 07:22 PM
Guess all this bitterness despite their boy's win coming from Serbofans is justified by the little simple fact that they felt Nolito sucked big time and if real Fed had to play him he would have routined him.

c'mon polkovnik KGB, relax a bit :wavey:

Roger the Dodger
06-08-2012, 07:26 PM
Guess all this bitterness despite their boy's win coming from Serbofans is justified by the little simple fact that they felt Nolito sucked big time and if real Fed had to play him he would have routined him.

True.

Its a cliche but its worth repeating: It was on Roger's racket to win or lose today. Novak was nowhere near his best, perhaps a result from the tight 5-setters he had. But Roger whenever he was hitting well really looked good. Sadly for not more than few points in a row.

In any case, its good that Novak meets Nadal and we all get the final we want. Eitherways, history will be made on Sunday. :)

Synchronicity
06-08-2012, 07:26 PM
Novak! First RG final! :inlove:

In reality though he rarely had to break much out of his comfort zone and really could have done with losing or nearly losing a long competitive set to be mentally ready for Nadal.

Only in a few rallies did Novak need to produce anything close to his "monster" like tennis. The second set was very strange, just too many errors and not enough first serves at the right moments from Federer.

Allez
06-08-2012, 07:31 PM
True.

Its a cliche but its worth repeating: It was on Roger's racket to win or lose today. Novak was nowhere near his best, perhaps a result from the tight 5-setters he had. But Roger whenever he was hitting well really looked good. Sadly for not more than few points in a row.


It's been on Roger's racquet the last 7 meetings and yet he still managed to lose 6 times. Doesn't say much for a match being on one's racquet does it ?

RIboy
06-08-2012, 07:33 PM
Federer confirming to swiss press that he had issues with his hip the past two months. Says it got better here.

:haha:

rutinos harcos
06-08-2012, 07:33 PM
And you do? Pot meet kettle
You're so bitter right now,I know.Deal with it.Djokovic are such a lovely family,it's always nice to see them supporting Nole.And of course,it's always nice to see sweet Jelena.She supports her man so passionately.

Allez
06-08-2012, 07:35 PM
Moma Nole is sweet actually.

tnosugar
06-08-2012, 07:36 PM
darn, was at forum sessions all day. What was it like at the net????

tennisfan856
06-08-2012, 07:37 PM
Papa nole sweet? Lol, thanks for the laugh

rutinos harcos
06-08-2012, 07:38 PM
Moma Nole is sweet actually.
Yep.Also,very capable woman and caring mother.

Fireballer
06-08-2012, 07:38 PM
True.

Its a cliche but its worth repeating: It was on Roger's racket to win or lose today. Novak was nowhere near his best, perhaps a result from the tight 5-setters he had. But Roger whenever he was hitting well really looked good. Sadly for not more than few points in a row.

In any case, its good that Novak meets Nadal and we all get the final we want. Eitherways, history will be made on Sunday. :)

sorry to break it to you Fedtard but at this point in their careers Djoko-Fed matches are always on Djoker's racket

Roger the Dodger
06-08-2012, 07:38 PM
It's been on Roger's racquet the last 7 meetings and yet he still managed to lose 6 times. Doesn't say much for a match being on one's racquet does it ?

It was on his racquet because Novak wasn't any close to his best at all like I said because of physical reasons. But Roger looked like was going to make a match out of it in bits and parts. It was overall a very poor quality match coloured by a few great rallies. I would have rather preferred Novak outgunning Fed in top form. But both played poorly today. Roger's mental level in particular was abysmal. So many shanks...
So many unforced errors...

Commander Data
06-08-2012, 07:39 PM
Federer confirming to swiss press that he had issues with his hip the past two months. Says it got better here.

:haha:

why do you follow the Swiss press? you speak German?

Allez
06-08-2012, 07:39 PM
Papa nope sweet? Lol, thanks for the laugh

Who said Papa Nole is sweet ?

latso
06-08-2012, 07:40 PM
Federer didnt lose this match because of age...

he lost because as expected djokovic frustrated federer with his defense and federer tried to go for more and made mistakes as a result.

Federer once again showed his inability to get dirty and grind the points out with novak. he tried to bail himself out so many times with risky shots, and as a result paid for it.

Whoever said that federer shanked bhs and that was why he lost the match, doesnt really have a clue. his bh was actually the bright spot today.
Why do you think is that?

You claim to have clues about the sport, so you should easily realize that this is exactly because of age - he's slower and every next shot he has a problem getting behind the ball and has to hit more and more off position with every next shot.

So he takes the chances too early in the rallie and often in a bad position.

Roger is getting old and we'll have to accept it.

He is good enough to take out the Mahut of the situation, but wherever will Rafa and Nole be - he stands little chances.

Next year the group will be completed by 3-4 more guys and so on.

Wimby is his last chance ever imo

Commander Data
06-08-2012, 07:41 PM
Strategic lackluster performance from Rogi. His laser-like focus is on Wimbledon and the Olympics. :yeah:

Fed knew that he would lose vs Nadal in the final anyway. his chances are at Wimbledon and the Olympics, subconsciously was not 100% in the match I feel.

Now he can start at Halle :rocker:

rutinos harcos
06-08-2012, 07:42 PM
Papa nole sweet? Lol, thanks for the laugh
No,Papa Fed is sweet.Whenever I see Fed's box I get depressed.'nuff said.

Nole fan
06-08-2012, 07:43 PM
He did? I didn't notice that :lol:

Well Nole was like this before, a little bit of a bad boy but I think he has been a good sport lately when he loses.

I support Roger in everything but sometimes he should give his opponent a little more credit no matter how disappointed he is.

Shame that most fans aren't like you. :awww:

Nole Rules
06-08-2012, 07:43 PM
True.

Its a cliche but its worth repeating: It was on Roger's racket to win or lose today. Novak was nowhere near his best, perhaps a result from the tight 5-setters he had. But Roger whenever he was hitting well really looked good. Sadly for not more than few points in a row.

In any case, its good that Novak meets Nadal and we all get the final we want. Eitherways, history will be made on Sunday. :)

Yeah right. :lol:

tektonac
06-08-2012, 07:45 PM
It's been on Roger's racquet the last 7 meetings and yet he still managed to lose 6 times. Doesn't say much for a match being on one's racquet does it ?

this one was too also, but you failed to discern that obvious subtlety ;)

Mr. Oracle
06-08-2012, 07:45 PM
Federer isnt the best loser out there but he seems more human than Djokovic. Djokovic looks all happy and huggy after losing, never convinced me as honest. I like a little bit of showing it as it is. But that may be just me.
And anyway, IMO being a bad winner says more about you than being a good loser. :shrug: Just my two cents.

PS: Roger bumped Novak's shoulder at the net :lol:

As you get older and more experienced, you'll realize how flawed this attitude is. You'll discover that it's better to judge a person's actions than their feelings. Feelings are fickle and confusing, actions as they say son, are stronger than words. Actions are a resolute and definite demonstration of the will. Feelings mean fuck all and have the constituency of chicken shit. Your actions show what you are made of: if you have balls in public, or act like a petulant child.

Here's another example. When we go to work, we don't show any and all emotion, no, we show appropriate ACTION. Showing how you feel all the time will get you fired. Demonstrating proper ACTION shows that you follow proper societal norms and force your feelings to be subject to your will.

I'm sure there are times when Novak would rather punch Federer in the face instead of congratulate him warmly, but then he would be as classless as Federer, but Djoker is the proper breed of champion. He is what Federer should have been.

Nole fan
06-08-2012, 07:45 PM
The second set was decisive. Federer played unocontrolled on break points. It looks like that Novak is in his head (after US Open 2011 and the huge loss in Abu Dhabi). On break points he made many unforced errors, giving Nole several free breaks.
Nole played solid and good today (except for the first half of the 2nd set). His game is clearly improving. Against Seppi he was bad, against Tsonga he was average, but now he looks pretty good again.
And after this 2 hours match he doens't have to rest much. He has all the time to prepare for a battle against Nadal in the final. Let's hope for one of the greatest tennis matches of all time on sunday.
Now we have Nole-Rafa finals in all 4 slams.

I also noticed Nole's improvement specially towards the end in the third set, peaking just for the right moment. Maybe he still has a chance after all. :)

RIboy
06-08-2012, 07:47 PM
I also noticed Nole's improvement specially towards the end in the third set, peaking just for the right moment. Maybe he still has a chance after all. :)

we have a saying in croatia, something like: hope is a b#$ch.... :D