OLY R1: (1) Fighterer (SUI) def. Falla (COL) 63 57 63 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

OLY R1: (1) Fighterer (SUI) def. Falla (COL) 63 57 63

Ozone
07-28-2012, 04:02 PM
Great stuff from both guys. Great tennis.

ciprianned
07-28-2012, 04:03 PM
finally :rolleyes:

Smoke944
07-28-2012, 04:03 PM
Bad result for the game. Good effort Alejo.

Chirag
07-28-2012, 04:03 PM
Edge of m seat following the scores .Dont do this to me please :awww:


Respectfully
Chirag

Raiden
07-28-2012, 04:03 PM
Fightin' Swiss marchin' on


http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/1308086721797.gif

TigerTim
07-28-2012, 04:03 PM
Ferrer is Gunna crush this mug

Arkulari
07-28-2012, 04:03 PM
:haha: Roger clowned out the second set and nearly clowned out the third, it was some hilarious mugging he did there

viruzzz
07-28-2012, 04:03 PM
If you wanted to put a little drama and to scare us fans like shit. You succeed Trollerer.

green25814
07-28-2012, 04:03 PM
Fun match!

Falla fought like a madman

GSMnadal
07-28-2012, 04:03 PM
This match was good fun

nole_no1
07-28-2012, 04:04 PM
Unfortunatelly Falla couldn't get the job done. I would've liked to see MTF if he could

br.w
07-28-2012, 04:04 PM
Federer played... weirdly

mickymouse
07-28-2012, 04:04 PM
Is something wrong with the courts? Everyone seems to be moving gingerly today.

samanosuke
07-28-2012, 04:04 PM
Except zillion defeats to nadal, only thing which i regret in Fed's career is not retiring after this year's wimby

Corey Feldman
07-28-2012, 04:04 PM
Fed amazing fighter this year, still winning every close match he's in

was never worried

who's next

GOAT = Fed
07-28-2012, 04:04 PM
Nice good match. Federer wasted a lot of chances and was a bit tight on the mps in the second set but a good steady start from him.

Kat_YYZ
07-28-2012, 04:05 PM
Roger is always nervous in first rounds; it's a wonder he doesn't lose them more often. I feel like his tennis was fine, just that his state of mind became royally screwed up. Hoping for a better state of mind going forward. :cheerleader:

el tenista
07-28-2012, 04:05 PM
Good thread title. Come on Rog!

Fujee
07-28-2012, 04:05 PM
Benny next :sobbing:

Ozone
07-28-2012, 04:05 PM
:haha: Roger clowned out the second set and nearly clowned out the third, it was some hilarious mugging he did there

If you wanted to put a little drama and to scare us fans like shit. You succeed Trollerer.
I thought he played really well the whole match. But hell if he blows or lead or loses a set the trolls with come out wheather they watched the match or not.

Slade
07-28-2012, 04:05 PM
Join the circus Federer.

Johnbert
07-28-2012, 04:06 PM
hilarious stuff. that was goat-chokerer in the 2nd set.

he should be warned now, better don't choke like that against bennetteau. :o

Lleyton_
07-28-2012, 04:06 PM
:stupid: What was that?

samanosuke
07-28-2012, 04:06 PM
Feel sorry for Stan. He so rarely attends Fed's matches and he picks one up in which he could just improve his already outrageous choking abilities

Ashlar77
07-28-2012, 04:06 PM
Fed :yeah: :unsure:

mark73
07-28-2012, 04:06 PM
Fed lost the second set because he could not get out of his head the song "Simply the best".

AntiTennis
07-28-2012, 04:06 PM
If you wanted to put a little drama and to scare us fans like shit. You succeed Trollerer.
this :mad::mad:..you little **** :sobbing::sobbing::sobbing: one day you really gonna kill me :sad:..aff..whatever..well done Roger :yeah:

RogerFan82
07-28-2012, 04:06 PM
Awful match from Roger after 5 - 3* 0-40 in the 2nd set. Just seems too strung up playing for SUI. 3 setters hurt him as well.

Cant see him winning 4 more 3 setters to get to the final .

Please prove me wrong , ROg !!!

Fedexex
07-28-2012, 04:07 PM
Roger keep this drama for your post-tennis career. I don't have time for this shit now. And covert your break points.:shout:

mikkemus23
07-28-2012, 04:07 PM
Too close. Fed needs to wake up mentally. Go Fed! :)

Arkulari
07-28-2012, 04:07 PM
I thought he played really well the whole match. But hell if he blows or lead or loses a set the trolls with come out wheather they watched the match or not.

:lol: did you honestly watch the second set? where he had 3 MPs on Falla's serve, failed, then got broken, got BPs on Falla, failed and then got broken to lose it? :lol:

Singularity
07-28-2012, 04:07 PM
Federer got tight, but Falla raised his game and started returning Federer's serve much, much better. When Federer's first serve isn't doing damage, he's always going to struggle.

habibko
07-28-2012, 04:07 PM
unlike 2010, Falla never let up, Roger had to lift up his game and clean his act to outplay Falla, which resulted in some spectacular rallies when they both were playing well

onwards and upwards Rog :rocker2:

duarte_a
07-28-2012, 04:07 PM
Unfortunatelly Falla couldn't get the job done. I would've liked to see MTF if he could

I know you would've liked for Roger to lose but for reasons other than you state.

Roger you troll. 3 MPs in the second set and ends playing a 3rd. You should conserve energy not waste it.

Let's hope mugerer and wasterer have made their only appearence at the olympics.

samanosuke
07-28-2012, 04:08 PM
and with all this, Fluketeau next :facepalm:

henke007
07-28-2012, 04:08 PM
1 heartattack attempt avoided one to go!!:scared:

Roger don't do this to us again :sobbing:

Mystique
07-28-2012, 04:08 PM
Huge win really for Roger, this will help him more than a routine 6 3 6 3 (as it should have been today)
Roger hung in there and fended off an opponent who was getting hotter and hotter, its a good win to get under the belt.
Benny next rd will be just as tough, if not tougher, Roger needs to bring some sharp tennis throughout the match...
Anyway, onwards :rocker2: good luck Feds!

And also, to the majority of Fed "fans" who were berating the man so pathetically in the live commentary - shut up and F**K off. :o

MuzzahLovah
07-28-2012, 04:08 PM
Fed and his fans...

scarecrows
07-28-2012, 04:08 PM
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m210/KissAndControl66/trooper.gif

Looner
07-28-2012, 04:08 PM
I don't know what's worse - when Fed clowns around and causes me to call the hospital or when other "true" Fed fans start giving out lessons on how to be a real fan and "behave".

If you don't want to see what other people feel in real time, you can always avoid the live comm thread :facepalm:.

tripwires
07-28-2012, 04:09 PM
Roger is always nervous in first rounds; it's a wonder he doesn't lose them more often. I feel like his tennis was fine, just that his state of mind became royally screwed up. Hoping for a better state of mind going forward. :cheerleader:

Good post. :yeah:

I wish I could comment on the match but I barely saw shit thanks to the wonderful livestream. I'm just glad Roger is through and please play better in the next round. :mad:

BroTree123
07-28-2012, 04:09 PM
Great fight from Falla. Fed was clearly nervous throughout the match, and wasted shitloads of opportunities in the 2nd set, but Falla gritted his way through to steal it. From mid-way through the 3rd set, tennis was at an incredibly high level from both. Fed had to bring some of his best to finally end the match, and boy was there some great stuff. An entertaining match overall.

I just wish the Fedtards would stop their unnecessary whining in the LC :o

WhoCares
07-28-2012, 04:09 PM
I never doubted him for a sec. (Yeah, right :D)

swebright
07-28-2012, 04:09 PM
Escaperer.
Not the opening match he'd like to have.

Whiznot
07-28-2012, 04:10 PM
The question of the century. Why is Federer trying to give all of his fans heart attacks?

Apophis
07-28-2012, 04:10 PM
Except zillion defeats to nadal, only thing which i regret in Fed's career is not retiring after this year's wimby

His fans on the other hand will be delighted that he's still playing and enjoying it.

mark73
07-28-2012, 04:10 PM
Huge win really for Roger, this will help him more than a routine 6 3 6 3 (as it should have been today)
Roger hung in there and fended off an opponent who was getting hotter and hotter, its a good win to get under the belt.
Benny next rd will be just as tough, if not tougher, Roger needs to bring some sharp tennis throughout the match...
Anyway, onwards :rocker2: good luck Feds!

And also, to the majority of Fed "fans" who were berating the man so pathetically in the live commentary - shut up and F**K off. :o

yup not fans just glory hunters.

Honestly
07-28-2012, 04:10 PM
Didn't watch but no surprises he fights his way through another tough match :worship: Gold medal in the bag now.

Corey Feldman
07-28-2012, 04:10 PM
Fed played unbelievable just got nervous

even when he served for the match in 2nd set, 1 of those BP's he saved was beyond all genuis of words

Fed Muzza Killer
07-28-2012, 04:11 PM
Bad result for the game

LOL !!!
You dont know anything about game of tennis !

Great match , high quality stuff (tennis wise and choking wise) from both guys.

Deathless Mortal
07-28-2012, 04:11 PM
His fans on the other hand will be delighted that he's still playing and enjoying it.

Ditto :yeah:

Honestly
07-28-2012, 04:11 PM
Escaperer.
Not the opening match he'd like to have.

Benneteau wasn't the match he wanted at Wimby either, now was it?

nole_no1
07-28-2012, 04:11 PM
I know you would've liked for Roger to lose but for reasons other than you state.

Roger you troll. 3 MPs in the second set and ends playing a 3rd. You should conserve energy not waste it.

Let's hope mugerer and wasterer have made their only appearence at the olympics.

I would've liked him to lose to watch some pathetic Fed fans saying that their idol tanked or that he doesn't care about the Olympics and this is why he lost.

duarte_a
07-28-2012, 04:11 PM
and with all this, Fluketeau next :facepalm:

Mug youzhny had 9 BP converted 0. :facepalm:

But clownerer is gone and Jesusfed will show up.

RogerFan82
07-28-2012, 04:12 PM
Falla redirects pace really well. Every time Fed went toe to toe with falla with topspin backshands, he struggled. Every time Fed varied his pace and used the low slice to bring Falla forward and make his own pace, Fed won.

On the deuce court, Falla was repeatedly serving down the T. Very surprising that Fed did not pick it up until the very end.

henke007
07-28-2012, 04:12 PM
You gotta give cred to Falla to not make a UE like on the last MP on those two 0-40.s in the 2nd overachieving goatness. How Roger lost his serve twice is a blackout for me. Thankfully he could play great again in the third and not think to much about the wasted bp.s. Unreal though how the mental aspect comes in and haunt like this.

habibko
07-28-2012, 04:14 PM
this match also proved 2010 wasn't a fluke, for some reason Falla is able to read Federer's serve and most of his patterns from the baseline really well, and he's able to bother Roger with his patterns of play himself

this is a good matchup tennis-wise on grass

henke007
07-28-2012, 04:14 PM
Federer got tight, but Falla raised his game and started returning Federer's serve much, much better. When Federer's first serve isn't doing damage, he's always going to struggle.


THIS, Benno returns awesome so if Serve isn't more accurate we are in for another one of these break fests..

Looner
07-28-2012, 04:14 PM
LOL !!!
You dont know anything about game of tennis !

Great match , high quality stuff (tennis wise and choking wise) from both guys.

That idiot is a proper hater. I think I might have mistaken him for a proper poster. Note taken though :yeah:.

Bagelicious
07-28-2012, 04:15 PM
Serious trolling from Fed, can't expect to get away with that against Benneteau.

manadrainer
07-28-2012, 04:15 PM
Uff, I am so relieved.

Man, I hate falla. I just can't stand the guy.

Mental Giant
07-28-2012, 04:16 PM
wow hes lucky nadals not there

Litotes
07-28-2012, 04:19 PM
Norwegian broadcasting ended with MP Federer. The first one. I didn't mind, thought the game was over, and switched to other things. I only found out and went to a stream in time for...another match point. Which he lost. But then there was another. Which he won. I missed everything in between.

duarte_a
07-28-2012, 04:19 PM
wow hes lucky nadals not there

nadal wouldn't be a lock for the semis by any means and the way Orger is playing he isn't either.

I'm taking this olympics one match at a time.

Slade
07-28-2012, 04:19 PM
The belief I saw in Falla's eyes was very noble indeed. I wish he had a different draw.

chenx15
07-28-2012, 04:21 PM
annacone's mental strength training still working

Nidhogg
07-28-2012, 04:22 PM
Roger's habit of screwing up 0-40 in recent years is a very nasty and dangerous route. That said, onwards and upwards, Benny is up next. :armed:

Falla. :yeah:

dazed1
07-28-2012, 04:22 PM
wow hes lucky nadals not there

Don't worry, there will be time when Federer is in great shape, and Nadal is not like now, and lets hope that in that kind of situations, Nadal will manage to stay into the tour to face off Federer in 2x better form then him like it is now, then you will see what destroying is.

You can count Nadal as lucky, because every time Federer is dominating and in good shape he is injured :rolleyes: otherwise now H2H will be at least 5 matches + won for Federer.

LinkMage
07-28-2012, 04:22 PM
Second set choking from Fed was on par with that 5-1 choke in the 3rd set against Clownga in Montreal a few years ago. Hopefully he won this time though. :facepalm:

Corey Feldman
07-28-2012, 04:23 PM
Falla is Nadal cept without the moonballs

nole_no1
07-28-2012, 04:23 PM
this match also proved 2010 wasn't a fluke, for some reason Falla is able to read Federer's serve and most of his patterns from the baseline really well, and he's able to bother Roger with his patterns of play himself

this is a good matchup tennis-wise on grass

Tennis is unpredictable. Before that match in Wimbledon 2 years ago, Federer beat Falla at the Roland Garros 7-6 6-2 6-4 and 2 weeks later ON GRASS in Halle Federer also won in straight sets 6-1 6-2. And now he was up 6-3 5-3 40-0 so he could've won very easily today too

Litotes
07-28-2012, 04:25 PM
this match also proved 2010 wasn't a fluke, for some reason Falla is able to read Federer's serve and most of his patterns from the baseline really well, and he's able to bother Roger with his patterns of play himself

this is a good matchup tennis-wise on grass

Yes, but it's not something he was always able to do. Their meetings before W 2010 does not suggest anything of the kind.

tripwires
07-28-2012, 04:29 PM
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m210/KissAndControl66/trooper.gif

:lol: Best gif EVER. Can't rep you for this. :(

scarecrows
07-28-2012, 04:32 PM
:lol: Best gif EVER. Can't rep you for this. :(

what?!
this is a legendary gif from more than 10 years ago

swebright
07-28-2012, 04:32 PM
He tends to get very tight whenever Nadal is not around and he has the golden oppotunity to grab some important titles. Nervous nervous. Like what happened in third round 2012 Wimby after Nadal crashed out.

Usual Fed; good match, bad match alternating although it didn't happen that often this year.

tripwires
07-28-2012, 04:37 PM
what?!
this is a legendary gif from more than 10 years ago

I was probably still in diapers then. :D

Paylu2007
07-28-2012, 04:37 PM
Unfortunatelly Falla couldn't get the job done. I would've liked to see MTF if he could

Don't worry you still have a chance to see MTF if Djokovic losses, anohter huge upset :D

Lazyking
07-28-2012, 04:39 PM
unlike 2010, Falla never let up, Roger had to lift up his game and clean his act to outplay Falla, which resulted in some spectacular rallies when they both were playing well

onwards and upwards Rog :rocker2:


This! it was a close match the whole time and when Falla slipped, Fed Pounced and vice versa..

I really think Fed has to play much better against better shot makers tho.. Falla has a really good backhand but not much else.

Paylu2007
07-28-2012, 04:43 PM
:facepalm: You're even more pathetic than samanosukit.

what??? They are 2 of the most prestigious, fun, smart, valious and entertaining posters on MTF! :cool:

BroTree123
07-28-2012, 04:46 PM
This match is showing signs of seperating the true Fed fans from the Fedtards.

Positive signs for MTF.

Deathless Mortal
07-28-2012, 04:51 PM
what??? They are 2 of the most prestigious, fun, smart, valious and entertaining posters on MTF! :cool:

Yeah, except one is the definition of a glory hunter, and the other is a no-life all around hater.

Paylu2007
07-28-2012, 04:58 PM
Yeah, except one is the definition of a glory hunter, and the other is a no-life all around hater.

:haha:

Viva la Familia!!! :)

Evitman
07-28-2012, 04:59 PM
1 down, 5 to go!

delboy
07-28-2012, 05:06 PM
serious muggery from mugderer in the second :o

swebright
07-28-2012, 05:09 PM
Go Fed Go !!!!!!!

Thought we are done and over with collapsing at serving for the match !! He still gets nervous and doubtful of himself still. Poor Feddy.

SheepleBuster
07-28-2012, 05:11 PM
I have a feeling Beneatue could give Roger his toughest match of the tournament. If Roger wins, I think he will go on to get the gold

doublebackhand
07-28-2012, 05:16 PM
It's natural for Roger to be nervous in his first match. He knows this is his last (and best) chance to win a singles gold.

Hopefully he has gotten that out of the way. I have faith in him.

Litotes
07-28-2012, 05:26 PM
He tends to get very tight whenever Nadal is not around and he has the golden oppotunity to grab some important titles. Nervous nervous. Like what happened in third round 2012 Wimby after Nadal crashed out.

Usual Fed; good match, bad match alternating although it didn't happen that often this year.

It has happened some times, yes. The good news is that the generally wins these tournaments, tightness notwithstanding.

uxyzapenje
07-28-2012, 05:48 PM
I am not happy with the grass warrior!

(In tribute to Clay Death)

Sombrerero loco
07-28-2012, 05:56 PM
FAILla :o

manadrainer
07-28-2012, 06:17 PM
Taking it match by match, I won't take anything for granted.

Fed is goat in screwing his chances at Olympics. :facepalm:

samanosuke
07-28-2012, 06:39 PM
wondering why Falla playing so good against Fed. To his ordinary game he is often going out of his comfort zone, being much aggressive than usually but the balls just going back to the court. I mean except enormous choke Fed played well but often Falla was going toe to toe with Fed and overcoming him. If Falla is capable to play like this more often he would be much higher on the rankings

Looner
07-28-2012, 06:42 PM
This match is showing signs of seperating the true Fed fans from the Fedtards.

Positive signs for MTF.

Jesus Christ, can people please drop the separation. Why is no one condemning GSMNadal trolling like it's his full-time job but Fedfans expressing concern and disappointment is a sin all of a sudden.

I for one prefer to see people be emotional and a bit annoying rather than post NOTHING AT FREAKING ALL in the thread and after the match finishes, gloat and play hollier-than-thou BS. This is some serious :facepalm: material in here.

Allez
07-28-2012, 06:56 PM
Don't get why there is a lot of disbelief over this result...Falla almost beat Fed at Wimbledon in 2010. He is definitely not the guy he'd have wanted for a 1st round opponent. Same story in the 2nd round...For anyone else (Nole/Murray) this would have been a cakewalk draw but it's a treacherous draw for the old man :p

Singularity
07-28-2012, 07:01 PM
Jesus Christ, can people please drop the separation. Why is no condemning GSMNadal trolling like it's his full-time job but Fedfans expressing concern and disappointment is a sin all of a sudden.

That's fine, but there's a general tendency not to give any credit to Federer's opponents, as if Federer chooses to 'gift' every point he loses, like some kind of benevolent deity. On top of that, not converting several game or break points, is somehow always a choke on MTF, no-matter what the opponent did. Falla hit some smart serves = Federer choked.

ServeVolley
07-28-2012, 07:07 PM
Why is no condemning GSMNadal trolling like it's his full-time job but Fedfans expressing concern and disappointment is a sin all of a sudden.

I for one prefer to see people be emotional and a bit annoying rather than post NOTHING AT FREAKING ALL in the thread and after the match finishes, gloat and play hollier-than-thou BS. This is some serious :facepalm: material in here.

This is one thing, but the whole "watch him throw this break away/watch him lose the match now/watch him choke/shankerer at it again, etc" is the wrong attitude. I'm not saying you make such comments, but a number of posters do and it goes beyond "concern and disappointment" to gross cynicism. :shrug:

Looner
07-28-2012, 07:13 PM
This is one thing, but the whole "watch him throw this break away/watch him lose the match now/watch him choke/shankerer at it again, etc" is the wrong attitude. I'm not saying you make such comments, but a number of posters do and it goes beyond "concern and disappointment" to gross cynicism. :shrug:

I am sure it probably annoys you and sometimes it does annoy me as well. But I just wish people are more understanding because we are all Fed fans :hug:. People just take things too seriously sometimes. Seeing Fedfans go crazy during Fed's matches really calls me down, as I also see I'm not only odd one out :lol:.


That's fine, but there's a general tendency not to give any credit to Federer's opponents, as if Federer chooses to 'gift' every point he loses, like some kind of benevolent deity. On top of that, not converting several game or break points, is somehow always a choke on MTF, no-matter what the opponent did. Falla hit some smart serves = Federer choked.

Hm, I think sometimes I may "do" that just to make fun of some others but people take it again too seriously. I was surprised how well Falla played and most of the time when I rant at opponents is because they're playing really, really well. For example, Falla was at 90% first serve at one point in set 2 or something. Ridiculous.

rutinos harcos
07-28-2012, 07:36 PM
Enough is enough.This shit has to stop.God, please, PLEASE, help Benny taking the trash out.

Whiznot
07-28-2012, 07:50 PM
wow hes lucky nadals not there

You are so right! If Federer got to watch another Nadal grass court comedy he would probably die laughing.:devil:

Fuser59
07-28-2012, 08:04 PM
...people who play tennis will agree with me; Feds opponents (99% of them) just play above average when facing the GOAT...It's like when i play a superior player and am amazed how actually lifted my game...so yeah even when the score is onesided they tend to play really well...that's how much they respect him..and that's what Feds tennis makes you do - admire and play better bcs it's tennis not moonballing, waiting for death in denver or ballbashing...

Allez
07-28-2012, 08:05 PM
This quote from Roger could explain why he's never done well at the Olympics...

“When I play for Switzerland I try to be a good ambassador as I travel around for eight months of the year. But it's different having the Swiss cross on your jersey and you do feel the pressure. It's not something that we're used to; everybody's talking about it on the street in Switzerland. It only comes every four years so it's unusual and I feel that too.”

http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2012/07/31/London-Olympics-Saturday-Federer-Edges-Falla.aspx

Nole is the complete opposite. Playing for Serbia inspires him. Pressure doesn't come into the equation.

rutinos harcos
07-28-2012, 08:08 PM
...people who play tennis will agree with me; Feds opponents (99% of them) just play above average when facing the GOAT...It's like when i play a superior player and am amazed how actually lifted my game...so yeah even when the score is onesided they tend to play really well...that's how much they respect him..and that's what Feds tennis makes you do - admire and play better bcs it's tennis not moonballing, waiting for death in denver or ballbashing...

Fail post.Next.

Snowwy
07-28-2012, 08:28 PM
...people who play tennis will agree with me; Feds opponents (99% of them) just play above average when facing the GOAT...It's like when i play a superior player and am amazed how actually lifted my game...so yeah even when the score is onesided they tend to play really well...that's how much they respect him..and that's what Feds tennis makes you do - admire and play better bcs it's tennis not moonballing, waiting for death in denver or ballbashing...

I guess it depends how much better they are then you. If its close, then sure, if a player is way better, then I disagree.

Is Falla close to as good as Federer? I don't think so, but that's just me.

CooCooCachoo
07-28-2012, 08:29 PM
Alejo produces his best tennis against top players, but then struggles to string together wins against mediocre players :shrug:

Han Solo
07-28-2012, 08:48 PM
Err...leaving aside the fascinating debate here on the difference between a fan and a "'tard" and other interesting posts on "trolling" or "failing", this was an interesting match.

Federer played well in patches, seemed like his backhand was clicking ( a la last few rounds at Wimbledon this year) before it started to desert him at the close of the second set. I thought Falla played well, returned Federer's first serve well to cause problems. His backhand looked strong.

Is it a sign Federer will find the Olympics a bridge too far, or is he just easing his way into the tournament?

jcempire
07-28-2012, 09:15 PM
Bad result for the game. Good effort Alejo.

you read my mind

bad result but Good Job ALejo. I hope a major upset soon

pray-for-palestine-and-israel
07-28-2012, 10:10 PM
rog you aint winning if you play like this

i guess winning wimbledon was good enough- cant win everything mate

paseo
07-28-2012, 10:17 PM
I don't know what's worse - when Fed clowns around and causes me to call the hospital or when other "true" Fed fans start giving out lessons on how to be a real fan and "behave".

If you don't want to see what other people feel in real time, you can always avoid the live comm thread :facepalm:.

People like to get on their high horses. It makes them feel better or superior or some shit like that.

On topic, Falla played well. Fed was nervous as shit in the tail end of that 2nd set. This is a very good win.

The Prince
07-28-2012, 10:20 PM
Allez!

Good fight Alex.

Looner
07-28-2012, 10:25 PM
rog you aint winning if you play like this

i guess winning wimbledon was good enough- cant win everything mate

Roger was playing plenty well towards the end of the 2nd set. He just lost concentration and let Falla back in which made him even more nervous. Coupled with an opponent on fire who has pushed him here before, no surprise it was tight. It was a lot better than some of his Wimbledon matches, that's for sure. His serve was also OK apart from the end of set 2.

JediFed
07-28-2012, 11:08 PM
Ties Roscoe Tanner for 4th all time in total match wins on Grass. Roger has climbed from 10th all the way up to 4th.

Also, just one shy of Fena for most match wins at the olympic games.

Total match wins on Grass:

Connors 168
McEnroe 119
Becker 116
Federer 113
Tanner 113
Mazur 112
Hewitt 109
Dent 108
Edmondson 105
Cash 104

castle007
07-28-2012, 11:26 PM
Great match!! Both players played really well and produced some awesome winners. Federer should have won it 6-3 6-3, but I guess it is a good thing that he got tested early. He will play Benneteau next. :eek:

Johnbert
07-29-2012, 12:56 AM
a win is a win :shrug:

but seriously, we don't need chokerer any more in this tournament, this one appearence in set2 is enough for the rest :angel:

TennisMilan
07-29-2012, 01:04 AM
I enjoyed the match! Although there was that period at the end of the second set where Federer's play went down a little. But Falla played well there too.

Arkulari
07-29-2012, 01:13 AM
http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/082u7782bO59W/x999.jpg

Roger's relieved face :lol:

Whiznot
07-29-2012, 01:19 AM
Events like the reversal in the second set continue to plague Federer. I think Roger relaxes once he gets in a strong winning position an then loses his edge. Then when things turn against him he freaks out and has trouble competing. Remember when Roger lost to Tsonga in Canada when he had a 5-1 lead. Come on Maestro, keep the fear of losing even if you are up 6-0, 5-0.

Honestly
07-29-2012, 01:31 AM
Enough is enough.This shit has to stop.God, please, PLEASE, help Benny taking the trash out.

:awww:

FlameOn
07-29-2012, 02:04 AM
Falla :sobbing:.

swisht4u
07-29-2012, 02:26 AM
Pretty tough for Fed today. You can't win them all easily, sometimes the game just isn't all there.


Anyone notice how loopy Fed's shots were?
He used a lot of clearance on many shots today with plenty of topspin.

dazed1
07-29-2012, 07:54 AM
Fail post.Next.

Your existing on this forum is fail actually, not his post.

Hingisova
07-29-2012, 10:38 AM
Pretty tough for Fed today. You can't win them all easily, sometimes the game just isn't all there.


Anyone notice how loopy Fed's shots were?
He used a lot of clearance on many shots today with plenty of topspin.

Exactly, I also watched Serena's match and she wasn't playing her A game either, both are 30, it isn't as easy to compete at a high calibre level all the time, JJ is a push over for most so Serena had the easy match (and had the advantage of having Michele Obama in her box) and Falla's given Fed fits before so good win by both champions.

Hingisova:wavey: