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Olympics R2: Federer def. Benneteau 6-2 6-2

Chirag
07-30-2012, 02:18 PM
awesome performance :D

dazed1
07-30-2012, 02:19 PM
Yes!

abollo
07-30-2012, 02:19 PM
:worship::worship: Beautiful

No thread :confused:

Johnbert
07-30-2012, 02:19 PM
soliderer :sport:

Choreos
07-30-2012, 02:19 PM
Fed played normally but Benneteau just wasn't there at all. Easy and routine. A good contrast after their Wimbledon meeting.

niff
07-30-2012, 02:19 PM
No break points for Benny, easy stuff.

Bigselber
07-30-2012, 02:19 PM
24 winners, 7 UE :sport: Solid match from Roger

BigJohn
07-30-2012, 02:19 PM
That was close again.

Slade
07-30-2012, 02:20 PM
Very very solid from Fed. Good shit, much better than I thought after the Falla incident :facepalm:

samanosuke
07-30-2012, 02:20 PM
great to see benny at his usual level :yeah: . opened roof was a big confidence buster for Fed, playing an indoor match against somebody who are leading you 2-0 in best of 3 matches wouldn't be good

Zambanas
07-30-2012, 02:21 PM
Close affair.

Roger :yeah:

Benny :wavey:

Corey Feldman
07-30-2012, 02:21 PM
2 Down

4 to Go

jonas
07-30-2012, 02:21 PM
TBH, Julien was shit and looked half injured.
Very solid from Fed, though.
Even his challenges worked today.

duarte_a
07-30-2012, 02:21 PM
Under 1 hour. :worship:

Allez Roger!!!

habibko
07-30-2012, 02:21 PM
:yeah:

Onwards and upwards Roger :rocker2:


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bounccer
07-30-2012, 02:21 PM
Decent match

Chirag
07-30-2012, 02:21 PM
great to see benny at his usual level :yeah: . opened roof was a big confidence buster for Fed, playing an indoor match against somebody who are leading you 2-0 in best of 3 matches wouldn't be good

:haha:

Now onto R3 :p 1 match at a time for me

Federer in 2
07-30-2012, 02:22 PM
Brilliant

Federer&Hingis
07-30-2012, 02:22 PM
GOATerer is back.

Looner
07-30-2012, 02:22 PM
Draw from hell but Jesus from heaven.

Let's hope Roger soldiers through his thorny path and brings glory to Suisse :).

kinski76
07-30-2012, 02:22 PM
Too solid from Fedron Collider.

Fujee
07-30-2012, 02:23 PM
GOAT :worship:

Deathless Mortal
07-30-2012, 02:24 PM
Wow tough one. Glad he managed to scrape through this one.

bounccer
07-30-2012, 02:24 PM
Muller / Petz / Dimitrov / Gasquet should be beatable.

duarte_a
07-30-2012, 02:25 PM
Draw from hell but Jesus from heaven.

Let's hope Roger soldiers through his thorny path and brings glory to Suisse :).

:haha:

Too good Looner.

But in all seriousness I just don't see Roger overcoming such a tough draw and winning gold. This is as hard a draw as it gets.

espana
07-30-2012, 02:25 PM
i thought it would be closer

martinatreue
07-30-2012, 02:25 PM
I felt like Roger now understands which tactics to use against Benneteau who likes to use a lot of wrong-footing and net charging and lines to feed off pace pretty well. Benneteau did not like dealing with the drop shots and deep groundstrokes into the body nor the serves out wide to his backhand. He is a pesky opponent with his very unpredictable style. He throws all different kinds of returns and serves at an opponent.

bokehlicious
07-30-2012, 02:25 PM
Now tank that doubles Rog.

tripwires
07-30-2012, 02:26 PM
Saving energy for doubles. :yeah:

castle007
07-30-2012, 02:27 PM
I couldn't watch the whole match because of Serena and Venus :rolleyes: , but I saw enough. Federer played and served well, and Benneteau was subpar. This combination resulted in an under 1 hour win. Keep moving maestro!!

Freak3yman84
07-30-2012, 02:32 PM
I guess this is NID, Benneteau played off his level at Wimby.

Evitman
07-30-2012, 02:34 PM
Benny was absolutely terrible. Even Fed was surprised by his opponent's level.

ServeVolley
07-30-2012, 02:35 PM
Clearly he wanted to get through this quick so that he had enough energy left for the doubles match. Go Fedwrinka! :rocker2:

duarte_a
07-30-2012, 02:39 PM
Clearly he wanted to get through this quick so that he had enough energy left for the doubles match. Go Fedwrinka! :rocker2:

Wawrinka should pull the weight in the doubles since he is out in the singles. Roger will just go there and hit service winners. ;)

swebright
07-30-2012, 02:40 PM
As I expected. One bad match, followed by a good match.

By the way, since Roger said he's excited to play in 2016 Olympics, that means he will keep himself eligible/ no retirement in sight/ keep on playing to infinity ..................:worship:

You know, after 2 & 1/2 year draught and getting back to #1 + 17 slams, he has nothing to loose anymore ...... Oh dear .....

Julián Santiago
07-30-2012, 02:40 PM
Keep Walking Goaterer
:sport:

AntiTennis
07-30-2012, 02:42 PM
Great match Roger :sport:

Julián Santiago
07-30-2012, 02:42 PM
Now tank that doubles Rog.

WHat?

He has to fight in the doubles, brother

:wavey:

Johnny Groove
07-30-2012, 02:51 PM
LOL at all the Fedtards so afraid of this Benneteau the past few days :lol:

BroTree123
07-30-2012, 02:52 PM
Thank God. Federer almost lost this one :stupid: :o :facepalm:

Pirata.
07-30-2012, 02:53 PM
Even his challenges worked today.

:lol:

Mystique
07-30-2012, 02:53 PM
Good showing Roger :yeah:
not so much Benny :o Too bad he went out this way :(
Still, I want Fed to win this thing and I will take this routine win after the first rd nailbiter.
Keep it up, 2 down and 4 to go now :rocker2:

cutesteve22
07-30-2012, 03:21 PM
Roger!!!

JediFed
07-30-2012, 03:28 PM
Welcome to 4th place Roger! Legs moves up to 7th as well, just 2 behing Mazur for 1st among Australians and just 4 shy of 5th.

Career wins on Grass:

1. Jimmy Connors (168)
2. John McEnroe (119)
3. Boris Becker (116)
4. Roger Federer (114)
5. Roscoe Tanner (113)
6. Wally Mazur (112)
7. Lleyton Hewitt(110)
8. Phil Dent (108)
9. Mark Edmonson (105)
10.Pat Cash (104)

Mystique
07-30-2012, 03:32 PM
Fed will defo get to number 2 all time on that list next year :) but dont think he can cross Connor's mark.
Some of Jimbo's numbers :eek: JUST MENTAL.

Arkulari
07-30-2012, 03:32 PM
Welcome to 4th place Roger! Legs moves up to 7th as well, just 2 behing Mazur for 1st among Australians and just 4 shy of 5th.

Career wins on Grass:

1. Jimmy Connors (168)
2. John McEnroe (119)
3. Boris Becker (116)
4. Roger Federer (114)
5. Roscoe Tanner (113)
6. Wally Mazur (112)
7. Lleyton Hewitt(110)
8. Phil Dent (108)
9. Mark Edmonson (105)
10.Pat Cash (104)

It's incredible because Roger has 7 Wimbledon & Lleyton only 1 but they are almost tied on grass wins :eek:

buzz
07-30-2012, 03:44 PM
Fed will defo get to number 2 all time on that list next year :) but dont think he can cross Connor's mark.
Some of Jimbo's numbers :eek: JUST MENTAL.

You are aware connors played some USOs on grass, so his stats are skewed when you compare them to Federers.

JediFed
07-30-2012, 03:49 PM
Well, it's the third best generation on grass -

1. Connors/Tanner/Dent
2. McEnroe/Mazur
3. Federer/Hewitt
4. Becker/Cash

How many Grass wins does Roddick have now? I have 83 with his DC wins and Nottingham/Eastbourne/Queens/Wimbledon.

That's pretty good from someone who never won Wimbledon!

Paylu2007
07-30-2012, 03:51 PM
i hoped and prayed it would be closer

fixed for you. Be honest! :devil:

Trollin Stone
07-30-2012, 03:57 PM
Fed will defo get to number 2 all time on that list next year :) but dont think he can cross Connor's mark.
Some of Jimbo's numbers :eek: JUST MENTAL.

This is just for open era, Laver, Rosewall & co. have much more grass wins.

It's incredible because Roger has 7 Wimbledon & Lleyton only 1 but they are almost tied on grass wins :eek:

Hewitt has 11 more DC grass wins than RF + pretty similar record in Queens to RF in Halle + some more wins in Halle, Newport, Hertogenbosch (OTOH Federer played only Halle pretty much all his career + few wins in Hertogenbosch).

Whiznot
07-30-2012, 04:06 PM
Fed will defo get to number 2 all time on that list next year :) but dont think he can cross Connor's mark.
Some of Jimbo's numbers :eek: JUST MENTAL.

You should realize that when Connor's began playing grass court tennis there were many more grass events. The Australian Open and the US Open were both grass court events and Connnors won both. Connors' 109 tournament win total is also inflated by circumstances. Early in his career Connors competed against a weak field on the Riordan tour while the great Aussies were playing on Lamar Hunts WCT tour.

Arkulari
07-30-2012, 04:08 PM
Hewitt has 11 more DC grass wins than RF + pretty similar record in Queens to RF in Halle + some more wins in Halle, Newport, Hertogenbosch (OTOH Federer played only Halle pretty much all his career + few wins in Hertogenbosch).

Yes, well I don't think Roger has played much grass on DC in Switzerland ;) but for some reason Lleyton never really made noise in Wimbledon after his 2002 win even if it is basically his best surface.

This is a pretty cool vid to watch:

1_tydo-aHcA

Too bad they never played together on grass again after that.

The Prince
07-30-2012, 04:10 PM
Normal service is resumed! :)

JediFed
07-30-2012, 04:15 PM
You should realize that when Connor's began playing grass court tennis there were many more grass events. The Australian Open and the US Open were both grass court events and Connnors won both.

Yes, and no. Connors owns the record for wins at Wimbledon. Yes, the extra wins help, but Connors is underrated on grass.

The extra grass tournaments are why you see folks like Dent/Mazur/Tanner/Edmonson.

It's rather remarkable that Sampras never cracked the top 10, ever, and prior to Legs and Fed, Becker was the youngest name on the list.

Fed should pass McEnroe next year. Which isn't too shabby considering that he's only played 2 grass tournaments, Halle and Wimbledon.

Trollin Stone
07-30-2012, 04:31 PM
Yes, well I don't think Roger has played much grass on DC in Switzerland ;) but for some reason Lleyton never really made noise in Wimbledon after his 2002 win even if it is basically his best surface.

Well Roger didnt make much noise before his 2003 win either ;) Only 4 wins at SW19 before that tournament. Hewitt made a SF, some QFs and R16 exits after that and every win counts....

samanosuke
07-30-2012, 05:00 PM
Welcome to 4th place Roger! Legs moves up to 7th as well, just 2 behing Mazur for 1st among Australians and just 4 shy of 5th.

Career wins on Grass:

1. Jimmy Connors (168)
2. John McEnroe (119)
3. Boris Becker (116)
4. Roger Federer (114)
5. Roscoe Tanner (113)
6. Wally Mazur (112)
7. Lleyton Hewitt(110)
8. Phil Dent (108)
9. Mark Edmonson (105)
10.Pat Cash (104)

Connors had a chance to play many more tournaments on grass per year and that's the secret of his record

Imaster
07-30-2012, 05:11 PM
Where can I see the highlights?

mystic ice cube
07-30-2012, 05:11 PM
Those drop shots off Bennys serve :worship:

Great match from Roger, he looks like he is Wimbly Fed once again.

nole_no1
07-30-2012, 05:12 PM
It looks like Fed learned his lesson

Trollin Stone
07-30-2012, 05:22 PM
Connors had a chance to play many more tournaments on grass per year and that's the secret of his record

He still has 18 more wins at Wimbledon than Fed.:)

tommyg6
07-30-2012, 05:46 PM
What the heck happened to Benneteau, I was kinda expecting a tough 3 set battle.

NYCtennisfan
07-30-2012, 06:10 PM
Connors had a chance to play many more tournaments on grass per year and that's the secret of his record

JediFed addressed this above. Yes, he did have many more chances, but still, the bulk of Connors's victories came at Wimbledon and Queen's. Connors and Fed are close together if one only considers two tournaments played since Federer plays, usually, two grass tournaments per year.

Connors:

Wimbledon: 84 wins
Queen's: 37 wins

121 wins

Federer:

Wimbledon: 66 wins
Halle: 39 wins

105 wins

McEnroe:

Wimbledon: 59 wins
Queen's: 42 wins

103 wins

Fed fordawin
07-30-2012, 06:22 PM
Where can I see the highlights?

Yes, and the highlights of the Falla match too:confused:

Youtube tends to be more and more invaded by shitty spam videos pretending to be highlights, it pisses me off!:mad:

Mercury
07-30-2012, 06:36 PM
What's happening in the live scores chart? Fed is only 50 points above Nole, also, Nole's max points is 15 higher than Fed's? Something here doesn't compute...

Talking about the scores in http://live-tennis.eu/

Trollin Stone
07-30-2012, 06:44 PM
What's happening in the live scores chart? Fed is only 50 points above Nole, also, Nole's max points is 15 higher than Fed's? Something here doesn't compute...

Talking about the scores in http://live-tennis.eu/

Because Fed counts already maximum possible tournaments, so his Doha points will drop off. If both Djok and Fed lose in QFs, Djoko will be the #1.

Mercury
07-30-2012, 06:50 PM
Because Fed counts already maximum possible tournaments, so his Doha points will drop off. If both Djok and Fed lose in QFs, Djoko will be the #1.
Hmmm, didn't know that. Thanks for the info :)

Fujee
07-30-2012, 06:55 PM
Yes, and the highlights of the Falla match too:confused:

Youtube tends to be more and more invaded by shitty spam videos pretending to be highlights, it pisses me off!:mad:

Might have something to do with the BBC owning all the rights to all Olympic coverage.

samanosuke
07-30-2012, 07:53 PM
JediFed addressed this above. Yes, he did have many more chances, but still, the bulk of Connors's victories came at Wimbledon and Queen's. Connors and Fed are close together if one only considers two tournaments played since Federer plays, usually, two grass tournaments per year.

Connors:

Wimbledon: 84 wins
Queen's: 37 wins

121 wins

Federer:

Wimbledon: 66 wins
Halle: 39 wins

105 wins

McEnroe:

Wimbledon: 59 wins
Queen's: 42 wins

103 wins

Fed is going to catch 121 wins at Wimby and Halle but total wins never

Corey Feldman
07-30-2012, 07:58 PM
Connors has played 10 more years than Fed

give Fed 10 years

Allez
07-30-2012, 08:56 PM
A pleasant surprise this. A few people picked Benny for the win given what happened in their match at Wimbledon :eek:. Good to see the old man still chugging along :yeah:

Litotes
07-30-2012, 09:25 PM
A pleasant surprise this. A few people picked Benny for the win given what happened in their match at Wimbledon :eek:. Good to see the old man still chugging along :yeah:

I think the majority of those who picked Benneteau would vote against Federer even if he played Young. They are not predicting, just making a statement.

Honestly
07-30-2012, 09:41 PM
I happen to be a great fan of Benneteau's. Allez assholes.

Like I said, double the pain for you old sport.

This will be brutal folks. JesusFed to unleash hell on the guy who tried to ruin his Wimby dreams.

I just quote this because someone said once that I can't predict. Now bow down to me clown.

Sunset of Age
07-30-2012, 09:53 PM
Hope all will be well with Julien, he looked obviously hampered all throughout the match to me.

Nice job Feds. :yeah:

Fujee
07-30-2012, 11:56 PM
Yeah all the best to Julien ! At least his compatriots are hauling in the medals for France !

MTwEeZi
07-31-2012, 12:54 AM
Like I said, double the pain for you old sport.

Let the hate consume you.

BigJohn
07-31-2012, 01:05 AM
Let the hate consume you.

:spit:

Revan
07-31-2012, 02:24 AM
Goaterer. :worship:

Istomin next. :rocker2:

magnoliaewan
07-31-2012, 02:33 AM
Let the hate consume you.

That's the only way you seem to know how to do it.

Anyways, go Roger! Good luck in the next round!

dazed1
07-31-2012, 03:54 AM
LOL Istomin has no chance, hes one of the slowest players on the tour.

HKz
07-31-2012, 03:58 AM
LOL Istomin has no chance, hes one of the slowest players on the tour.

Well I wouldn't say Denis has no chance, but I do agree Istomin's footwork and movement speed is a bit perplexing. At first glance, I thought he was a rather tall player because of how he moved around the court, yet he is only listed at about Novak's height :confused:

habibko
07-31-2012, 07:56 AM
Where can I see the highlights?

impossible to find on YouTube, Olympics copyrights claim is putting the hammer down on anyone uploading anything

leng jai
07-31-2012, 08:02 AM
If even Habib can't find any then we're screwed.

habibko
07-31-2012, 08:21 AM
If even Habib can't find any then we're screwed.

not totally empty-handed, this channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/TheTennisMasters) managed to upload highlights of Berdych vs. Darcis, no Federer matches thus far though

henke007
07-31-2012, 09:00 AM
To good...

Jverweij
07-31-2012, 02:30 PM
TBH, Julien was shit and looked half injured.
Very solid from Fed, though.
Even his challenges worked today.

Julien looked mentally injured if anything. Completely gave up after being broken...You'd think this was the one time that the French nationalistic pride would come in handy :shrug:.

Anyways, Fed played solid, but didn't do anything out of the ordinary (except for the correct challenges ofcourse).