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WWW Olympics R2: Federer - Benneteau

Federer in 2
07-28-2012, 05:02 PM
Fed in 2.

GSMnadal
07-28-2012, 05:03 PM
He better be awake after that shocker against Falla :lol:

7-5 6-2 Wogi

MuzzahLovah
07-28-2012, 05:03 PM
The Old Fraud through in two.

Federer in 2
07-28-2012, 05:05 PM
He better be awake after that shocker against Falla :lol:

7-5 6-2 Wogi

Had an erection there for a while did you?

GSMnadal
07-28-2012, 05:10 PM
Had an erection there for a while did you?

He was never losing :lol:

But seeing the match, I can't deny I smiled not stop. Not just from the way they played, but mostly from the way all of you fedfans were getting your panties in a bunch over this match.

I expect more of the same in this thread, scared of the big, bad BenneGOAT

BroTree123
07-28-2012, 05:12 PM
On paper, it should be another cracker. I hope it's as entertaining as the Falla one. It's not bad to see Federer getting worried, and producing some quality tennis under pressure.

So much for "the cakedraw" :lol:

Lleyton_
07-28-2012, 05:13 PM
No idea. Benneteau won the first two at Wimbledon...

LinkMage
07-28-2012, 05:13 PM
Benneteau in 3 after watching today's match against Falla :facepalm:

TigerTim
07-28-2012, 05:14 PM
Frauderer 7-5, 6-7, 6-3

Deathless Mortal
07-28-2012, 05:14 PM
Fed in 2.

Absolute Anthropoid
07-28-2012, 05:15 PM
Should be Federer in two. That last match should be enough practice :facepalm:

Bigselber
07-28-2012, 05:16 PM
Fed in 2. Allez !

Looner
07-28-2012, 05:18 PM
I hope Serverer shows up, coupled with an indoor match. No need to give Benny perfect conditions for the upset.

Arkulari
07-28-2012, 05:19 PM
Roger in 3, after clowning around the second set :lol:

Litotes
07-28-2012, 05:21 PM
Federer in two. We seldom see to near surprises in a row.

Honestly
07-28-2012, 05:21 PM
Roger will win in 2 easy sets here. And you know I don't get it wrong very often.

Shuny
07-28-2012, 05:22 PM
Benneteau in 3 sets, even if I hope it'll be Federer in 2

DemiCrayanhan
07-28-2012, 05:26 PM
oh boy.
i still remember when it was stress-free being a fedfan.

henke007
07-28-2012, 05:27 PM
3 ugly sets win for Fed

cardio
07-28-2012, 05:37 PM
It would be fail of the century if he lost this draw before final.

You have to consider that that Benny played out of his mind in first 2 sets in Wimby. He cannot repeat this performance just like Rosol can not repeat his crazy ballbashing night vs Nadull any time soon. These are once in a year, perhaps even once in a lifetime matches.

Federer in easy 2 sets .

Lazyking
07-28-2012, 05:42 PM
Fed in three sets, think he'll play down to comp a bit til Tipservic at least.

LinkMage
07-28-2012, 05:47 PM
It would be fail of the century if he lost this draw before final.

You have to consider that that Benny played out of his mind in first 2 sets in Wimby. He cannot repeat this performance just like Rosol can not repeat his crazy ballbashing night vs Nadull any time soon. These are once in a year, perhaps even once in a lifetime matches.

Federer in easy 2 sets .


Benneteau also beat Fed in Paris Masters before. :o

Rafa is the GOAT
07-28-2012, 06:03 PM
Benni in 3
Allez!
7-5 6-7 6-4

Litotes
07-28-2012, 06:34 PM
oh boy.
i still remember when it was stress-free being a fedfan.

Me too. During Wimby 2005 or 2006, or example . I simply couldn't imagine him losing. But I am not complaining. The possibility of defeat heightens the joy of victory.

Fujee
07-28-2012, 06:48 PM
:sobbing: I have no strength for another heart stopper against the french man

Fujee
07-28-2012, 06:48 PM
Benni in 3
Allez!
7-5 6-7 6-4

Step away from the Oranjeboom son.

Whiznot
07-28-2012, 06:56 PM
The area close to the baseline is already chewed up. Federer plays close to the baseline and depends on good bounces while Benneteau attacks the net. This match could be very tricky for the GOAT. I want to see better serving and more serve and volley. If Roger gets through these first two tricky matches the Gold is well in reach.

Honestly
07-28-2012, 07:04 PM
Benni in 3
Allez!
7-5 6-7 6-4

Are you at least on your knees when you're praying that hard?

AntiTennis
07-28-2012, 07:05 PM
Fed in 2. Comon Rog!

manadrainer
07-28-2012, 07:21 PM
Hope Fed starts better than the last time they played... And keeps his focus till the very end.

duarte_a
07-28-2012, 07:29 PM
Benni in 3
Allez!
7-5 6-7 6-4

Didn't know you were a Benneteau fan... :p

MuzzahLovah
07-28-2012, 07:32 PM
It would be fail of the century if he lost this draw before final.

You have to consider that that Benny played out of his mind in first 2 sets in Wimby. He cannot repeat this performance just like Rosol can not repeat his crazy ballbashing night vs Nadull any time soon. These are once in a year, perhaps even once in a lifetime matches.

Federer in easy 2 sets .

Julien beat Fed before Wimbledon. Indoors no less.

Corey Feldman
07-28-2012, 08:00 PM
outdoor - Fed

Indoor - Benne

ServeVolley
07-28-2012, 08:11 PM
If Benneteau could replicate his Wimbledon form, a win ought to be feasible... But he won't.

Fed in two: 7-5 6-4

samanosuke
07-28-2012, 08:12 PM
Youzhny isn't somebody who should have usually been straight setted to Benneteau . So it means Benni playing great. Usually he troubles Fed and this time won't be anything different. He is one of guys who can read and aggressively return Fed's serve

Allez
07-28-2012, 08:16 PM
The only way for Benneteau to get over the heartbreaking loss to Fed a few weeks ago is to beat him here...Everyone knows what a highly focused Benny can do against Rogi...

The lord's year is 2009 and we're at the Paris Masters

Benneteau def Federer 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-4 :eek:

Yes this time it's on grass...but Benny proved he can take Roger on a few weeks ago so Fed had best hope for a highly unfocused Benneteau in the next round ;)

Honestly
07-28-2012, 08:20 PM
The only way for Benneteau to get over the heartbreaking loss to Fed a few weeks ago is to beat him here...Everyone knows what a highly focused Benny can do against Rogi...

The lord's year is 2009 and we're at the Paris Masters

Benneteau def Federer 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-4 :eek:

Yes this time it's on grass...but Benny proved he can take Roger on a few weeks ago so Fed had best hope for a highly unfocused Benneteau in the next round ;)

:stupid: I don't even know where to start so I'll just leave it at the smiley.

Honestly
07-28-2012, 08:21 PM
I happen to be a great fan of Benneteau's. Allez.

Good. So it will be twice the pain then after the next round.

Looner
07-28-2012, 08:22 PM
I happen to be a great fan of Benneteau's. Allez assholes.

:haha:.


Youzhny isn't somebody who should have usually been straight setted to Benneteau . So it means Benni playing great. Usually he troubles Fed and this time won't be anything different. He is one of guys who can read and aggressively return Fed's serve

Youzhny missed 8/8 BPs. He really was far away from his best in that match, it seems.

rutinos harcos
07-28-2012, 08:44 PM
In Benny I trust.

Federer in 2
07-28-2012, 08:47 PM
I happen to be a great tard of Nadal's. Allez assholes.

Fixed for ya

Honestly
07-28-2012, 09:09 PM
Fixed for ya

:haha:

Han Solo
07-28-2012, 10:40 PM
It would be fail of the century if he lost this draw before final.

You have to consider that that Benny played out of his mind in first 2 sets in Wimby. He cannot repeat this performance just like Rosol can not repeat his crazy ballbashing night vs Nadull any time soon. These are once in a year, perhaps even once in a lifetime matches.

Federer in easy 2 sets .

I think Federer will be able to step up and get rid of Benneteau in two close sets. Like you, I just don't see Benneteau able to play so well twice in a row against the current number one.

However, I think it's unfair to compare Benneteau and Rosol - one is ranked 32 in the world with a previous high this year of 26, the other has never been higher than 65 and is currently 97 in the world. Clearly Benneteau is more likely to play better more consistently.

DJ Soup
07-29-2012, 12:15 AM
fed knows what to expect

Honestly
07-29-2012, 02:38 AM
This will be brutal folks. JesusFed to unleash hell on the guy who tried to ruin his Wimby dreams.

Backhand_Maestro
07-29-2012, 02:53 AM
Could be another jangler

Slice Winner
07-29-2012, 03:20 AM
Could be Benne in 2 or 3, depending on who shows up.
This draw was not as easy as the haters tried to say.

That said, Benne could crumble.

DemiCrayanhan
07-29-2012, 04:38 AM
Me too. During Wimby 2005 or 2006, or example . I simply couldn't imagine him losing. But I am not complaining. The possibility of defeat heightens the joy of victory.

ah good times. when i tuned in to see what new awesome shot he would come up with. now, every single time is a nailbiter.

aging is a cruel bitch.

emotion
07-29-2012, 05:25 AM
unlike falla, benneteau is fairly mentally tough and an equally bad match up
could be interesting

HKz
07-29-2012, 06:12 AM
Always good for Federer struggling especially in the early rounds even if it is against opponents who he should technically be beating very easily. I think it allows him to peak his form like he used to in the past and mentally always good for a player to win matches when they struggled.

I'm going to say Federer in 3.

HKz
07-29-2012, 06:21 AM
Me too. During Wimby 2005 or 2006, or example . I simply couldn't imagine him losing. But I am not complaining. The possibility of defeat heightens the joy of victory.

Naw, that is bullshit IMO. People forget that Federer used to actually struggle heavily in some tournaments. But the difference is, Federer knew how to peak very well and play his best tournaments at the end of slams. Halle 2006 was one example. He went that whole week playing 3 setters against nearly everyone, and had to save a couple of match points against Rochus, then he came to Wimbledon unstoppable. Dubai 2005 was another tough event, where he almost went home in the first 2 rounds. Cincinnati 2007 was another difficult tournament, where he struggled against Baghdatis in 2 tight sets, had to beat Almagro in 3 and should have lost against Hewitt in the semis. Sure, Wimbledon itself was perhaps one of the events where he didn't struggle much, but he did the struggling in Halle several times prior and I think people forget this.

enrico
07-29-2012, 09:39 AM
unlike falla, benneteau is fairly mentally tough and an equally bad match up
could be interesting
You're right, Benneteau is a very dangerous player for Fed and a bad matchup. If Federer starts like 4 weeks ago he will go out in second round. But if he should pass this test I'm sure he will reach the final and has a good shot at winning the whole thing.

cardio
07-29-2012, 11:49 AM
Julien beat Fed before Wimbledon. Indoors no less.

So did DelPotro,Simon,Stepanek,Isner, Davydenko.They are all in his half . It doesnt matter what happened 3 years ago.You cant be afraid of every player who fluked win or two against him.

samanosuke
07-29-2012, 12:00 PM
can't say i am calm expecting this match. fluketeau could fluke it again

Corey Feldman
07-29-2012, 12:04 PM
Fed is gonna have to play well out of the blocks just like he did v Falla

being outdoors you hope will help coz that Indoor match at Wimby Benne was returning his serve and attacking like a mad man

when he beat him in Paris Indoors he was also getting to the net all night

SerialKillerToBe
07-29-2012, 12:11 PM
I think Benny might drop a set, but otherwise a comfortable victory for him.

Litotes
07-29-2012, 12:20 PM
Naw, that is bullshit IMO. People forget that Federer used to actually struggle heavily in some tournaments.

I wasn't talking about Halle. I was talking about Wimbledon. And it is definitely true what I said, I simply couldn't imagine him losing. Feel free to accuse me for lack of imagination, but not for bullshitting. My memory in these matters remains adequate.

Fujee
07-29-2012, 12:50 PM
Naw, that is bullshit IMO. People forget that Federer used to actually struggle heavily in some tournaments. But the difference is, Federer knew how to peak very well and play his best tournaments at the end of slams. Halle 2006 was one example. He went that whole week playing 3 setters against nearly everyone, and had to save a couple of match points against Rochus, then he came to Wimbledon unstoppable. Dubai 2005 was another tough event, where he almost went home in the first 2 rounds. Cincinnati 2007 was another difficult tournament, where he struggled against Baghdatis in 2 tight sets, had to beat Almagro in 3 and should have lost against Hewitt in the semis. Sure, Wimbledon itself was perhaps one of the events where he didn't struggle much, but he did the struggling in Halle several times prior and I think people forget this.

Yeah you're right, but back then he had the aura of invincibility, only once Nadal started to really hamper with that did players start going for it and Roger became tighter.

Looner
07-29-2012, 12:53 PM
Naw, that is bullshit IMO.

Naw, that is bullshit IMO.


I think Benny might drop a set, but otherwise a comfortable victory for him.

peRfect-Tennis
07-29-2012, 01:20 PM
Fed in straights, Benneteau is getting a beat down after the 5 setter at Wimbledon.