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WWW: Olympics Rd16: Federer vs Istomin

Mystique
07-30-2012, 03:46 PM
Fed leads H2H 2-0

Dafaq, I screwed up the poll :facepalm:

Johnny Groove
07-30-2012, 03:49 PM
This Istomin is good on grass. 4th round of the Wimbledon, now 3rd round at Olympics.

Orka_n
07-30-2012, 03:49 PM
Federer 3 and 3.

The Fearhand
07-30-2012, 03:53 PM
Easy peasy.

Brick Top
07-30-2012, 03:56 PM
Istomin in either 2 or 2.

Slade
07-30-2012, 03:57 PM
Federer 6-7(9) 6-3 6-2

samanosuke
07-30-2012, 04:38 PM
Call me a crazy but Istomin has a chance here . At the late Fed struggles a lot with ball bashing big servers

BroTree123
07-30-2012, 04:38 PM
Federer in 3.

Fed leads H2H 2-0

Dafaq, I screwed up the poll :facepalm:

:hug:

Mark Lenders
07-30-2012, 04:41 PM
Istomin is the far better player, but Federer has shown some good form lately, so who knows :p? He might pull yet another upset. That said, that can only happen if Istomin doesn't play his best, of course.

Federer in 2

Backhand_Maestro
07-30-2012, 04:52 PM
Istomin in 2, or 2 if it gets really tight

Whiznot
07-30-2012, 04:59 PM
It can't be Istomin in 3--he can't count that high. One, two, WTF is next?

EddieNero
07-30-2012, 05:09 PM
This Istomin can actually turn out to be a really tough match-up for Fed.
I think Roger in 2 tight sets.

IOFH
07-30-2012, 05:21 PM
I don't remember Istomin hitting that huge of a ball tbh, very flat yes.

I say Fed gets an early break bc of Istomin's nerves and wins relatively comfortably in 2, 3 and 4.

nick the greek
07-30-2012, 05:24 PM
Fed must be very happy with this draw.It's weak era days for him again.

mystic ice cube
07-30-2012, 05:25 PM
Steamrollerer in 2. :bowdown:

Allez
07-30-2012, 09:00 PM
Istomin is really really good you guys. Too close to call :p

Looner
07-30-2012, 09:01 PM
Hopefully, Roger in 2 with relative ease. He needs the easy matches considering he's going for the double gold and the triple Wimbey glory :).

Fed must be very happy with this draw.It's weak era days for him again.

Yup, when you play mugs like Djokovic in the Wimbledon SF, you know the competition's poor.

JediFed
07-30-2012, 09:19 PM
Yup, when you play mugs like Djokovic in the Wimbledon SF, you know the competition's poor.

Don't you know it's a weak era? Praising mugs like Djoko? :o

Federer in 2
07-31-2012, 01:16 PM
Fed in 2.

DemiCrayanhan
07-31-2012, 01:39 PM
Istomin is the far better player

i respect opinions and all, but c'mon man.

samanosuke
07-31-2012, 02:00 PM
this match will probably be played on court no. 1. this court always looked faster so Istomin will benefit from it

atennisfan
07-31-2012, 02:59 PM
Call me a crazy but Istomin has a chance here . At the late Fed struggles a lot with ball bashing big servers

I am amused by all your ant-jinxing efforts :)

Han Solo
07-31-2012, 03:03 PM
It can't be Istomin in 3--he can't count that high. One, two, WTF is next?

:haha:

Can't really see beyond Federer cleaning up in two sets. He must be pretty confident right now...

cutesteve22
07-31-2012, 03:54 PM
Roger :cheerleader:

Andy1402
07-31-2012, 04:02 PM
This Istomin is good on grass. 4th round of the Wimbledon, now 3rd round at Olympics.

He is good, but that does not compare to 7 Wimbledon titles.

cardio
07-31-2012, 08:26 PM
Match is on court 1, scheduled 1st

http://2012.itftennis.com/olympics/schedule/daily-schedule.aspx

. No roof here. Istomin could be more dangerous than Benny, but we all know who wins at last.

henke007
07-31-2012, 08:33 PM
Most pathetic schedule ever made. Wozniacki on CC for the 3rd time in a row the biggest Star of the WTA..

Tennisfan99
07-31-2012, 08:57 PM
Fed's got this

Alex999
07-31-2012, 09:08 PM
Most pathetic schedule ever made. Wozniacki on CC for the 3rd time in a row the biggest Star of the WTA..
you are right. I just don't get it. Nole on C1 (dind't see the match at all because I wasn't able to find even any live stream), first round, Tsonga on CC (with all respect to Jo, he should've been scheduled on Cl and Nole on CC) ... than Venus and Clijsters on C1, now Fed as #1, the most popular player in the world on C1, Woz on CC. I'm not saying this because of a prestige factor, but if it rains again players could be screwed. Watch how many people will show up for the Woz match. I expect CC to be half empty. yeah, I know they have to schedule 2 wta matches on CC, but whatever.

now, regarding the Fed match, do we really even need a thread;)?

AntiTennis
07-31-2012, 09:19 PM
you are right. I just don't get it. Nole on C1 (dind't see the match at all because I wasn't able to find even any live stream), first round, Tsonga on CC (with all respect to Jo, he should've been scheduled on Cl and Nole on CC) ... than Venus and Clijsters on C1, now Fed as #1, the most popular player in the world on C1, Woz on CC. I'm not saying this because of a prestige factor, but if it rains again players could be screwed. Watch how many people will show up for the Woz match. I expect CC to be half empty. yeah, I know they have to schedule 2 wta matches on CC, but whatever.

now, regarding the Fed match, do we really even need a thread;)?
also Roger playing doubles in Court 18..I know is doubles..but still..court 18??? is too small for him!! I'm sure Roger's doubles match will get a bigger crowd than Wozniacki..He should play at least Court 2 :o

Lazyking
07-31-2012, 09:42 PM
I don't really agree with the placement but if you notice, they tried to balance men and woman's matches from court to court.. and seeing how five courts are streamed, you still get to watch the top players.

I guess it may be a respect thing but when your a guy like Fed you probably only care about being on CC during the final.

latso
07-31-2012, 11:07 PM
This Istomin can actually turn out to be a really tough match-up for Fed.
I think Roger in 2 tight sets.
That's what i think as well

7-5 6-4 but tighter than it looks

Yolita
07-31-2012, 11:32 PM
I voted Istomin in 2 because I don't like 0. :)

Fed in 2, obviously.

Looner
07-31-2012, 11:35 PM
also Roger playing doubles in Court 18..I know is doubles..but still..court 18??? is too small for him!! I'm sure Roger's doubles match will get a bigger crowd than Wozniacki..He should play at least Court 2 :o

C18 is a televised court. That's the reason they play out there plus they have to give the other ticket holders something delightful to watch.

As for Wozniacki, I am beginning to think that theory that she's McIlroy's girlfriend helps with the scheduling is correct. Utterly ridiculous. At least she's playing another fave of mine who I hope can show her up on grass.

nick the greek
07-31-2012, 11:44 PM
Come on Istomin, at least try to save tennis.

Honestly
07-31-2012, 11:46 PM
Come on Istomin, at least try to save tennis.

:superlol:

uxyzapenje
08-01-2012, 02:57 AM
i respect opinions and all, but c'mon man.

You just CAN NOT be so unable to see irony in some ones words. This is too obvious to even be called irony, but w/e :rolleyes:
I'm looking for a joke/ironic comment/trolling in your words, but can't find it :confused:

you are right. I just don't get it. Nole on C1 (dind't see the match at all because I wasn't able to find even any live stream), first round, Tsonga on CC (with all respect to Jo, he should've been scheduled on Cl and Nole on CC) ... than Venus and Clijsters on C1, now Fed as #1, the most popular player in the world on C1, Woz on CC. I'm not saying this because of a prestige factor, but if it rains again players could be screwed. Watch how many people will show up for the Woz match. I expect CC to be half empty. yeah, I know they have to schedule 2 wta matches on CC, but whatever.

now, regarding the Fed match, do we really even need a thread;)?

Every top player plays at least 1 match on C1 (or outside of CC), just like in SW19. And when Novak was allrdy on C1, Ferrer should have been put on CC (by looking at the seedings), but who wants to go to CC and watch Ferrer-Pospisil?? Tsonga-Bellucci was much more interesting. But to make up for it to Ferrer, they put him vs Kavcic on CC instead of Tsonga-Raonic, what is a shame. Fed will do his turn tommorow and Murray in QF. And i'm sure that if Wozniacki wins this match, she is going to play next one on C1

abraxas21
08-01-2012, 03:02 AM
highly loopsided poll in fed's favour so istomin will win

tripwires
08-01-2012, 03:17 AM
also Roger playing doubles in Court 18..I know is doubles..but still..court 18??? is too small for him!! I'm sure Roger's doubles match will get a bigger crowd than Wozniacki..He should play at least Court 2 :o

Court 18? :o Well, at least it's good for the fans. One bad thing about being a Federer fan is that he only plays on the big courts which are less intimate than the outside courts.

So mad that he's on court 1 for singles though. I finally get live tennis coverage on TV, which predictably only broadcasts matches on Centre, and he's not on Centre. :facepalm:

Snowwy
08-01-2012, 03:30 AM
Court 18? :o Well, at least it's good for the fans. One bad thing about being a Federer fan is that he only plays on the big courts which are less intimate than the outside courts.

So mad that he's on court 1 for singles though. I finally get live tennis coverage on TV, which predictably only broadcasts matches on Centre, and he's not on Centre. :facepalm:

I feel that all the doubles matches should be on the outer courts and the singles matches on the inner courts, I would like that more.

MuzzahLovah
08-01-2012, 07:52 AM
Fed's draw :spit:

ServeVolley
08-01-2012, 09:05 AM
Fed's draw :spit:

Yeah, it's the easiest of the Top 3 overall... but we all know Fed would beat anyone in this form, so... :shrug:

But actually Fed's draw in terms of match-ups has been pretty tricky. Falla is a tough match-up for him on grass, Benny is a tough match-up for him full stop, Istomin isn't a problem, but Isner could be a nightmare on grass if his serve's clicking. As for QFs, Simon, Ferrer, or Delpo -- Simon can trouble him, the other two can't, but it's not like he gets to choose which of them he faces (in all probability it will be Ferrer).

henke007
08-01-2012, 09:13 AM
Sharapova and Azarenka on court 1 and Woz 3/3 on CC to good :bowdown::lol:

samanosuke
08-01-2012, 09:28 AM
court no. 18 is actually 4th the most prestigious court at SW19. not bad for a doubles match in overbooked schedule