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WWW Olympics QF: Federer - Isner

Federer in 2
08-01-2012, 06:40 PM
Fed in 2.

Satasonic
08-01-2012, 06:42 PM
Tough to say really, Isner might snatch a set if he serves well enough. He wont though, but the match will be close. 7-5 6-4 to Fed's favour if you ask me ;)

NID
08-01-2012, 06:44 PM
Fed in 2.

bounccer
08-01-2012, 06:45 PM
Tough...

alfonsojose
08-01-2012, 06:45 PM
Golderer in 3 :)

duarte_a
08-01-2012, 06:47 PM
If isner serves like he did in the 2nd set then the match will come down to 1 or 2 points.

And if Isner wins a set then Roger might need to go to a 3rd where there is no TB and that could spell trouble.

Better if Roger wraps this up in 2.

sylacauga
08-01-2012, 06:49 PM
John has done well, but the road ends here. Fed in 2.

Federer&Hingis
08-01-2012, 06:49 PM
FED in 2 TB

motorhead
08-01-2012, 06:50 PM
gold metal coming from this match imho. hope Fed is gonna take it.

IOFH
08-01-2012, 06:51 PM
Hoping Fed can somehow take the important points in each set to win in 2. 7-6 7-6 I hope

finishingmove
08-01-2012, 06:53 PM
Greaterer in two of course.

_Chaz
08-01-2012, 06:57 PM
I fear this is going to be very tough for Fed. I'll say during the 1st two sets he will break Isner once at max, so probably he has to do it in tiebreaks. One set win would already be crucial imo because there is no TB in the 3rd.
Hoping for Fed, don't care how many sets, I just hope he wins this.

Looner
08-01-2012, 06:58 PM
This is the end of the road with this draw from hell for Roger. Isner in 3 :sad:.

manadrainer
08-01-2012, 06:58 PM
I fear for Roger here. If isner serves well Fed will be in trouble.

henke007
08-01-2012, 06:58 PM
Fed in 3 6-7 7-5 6-2

retister
08-01-2012, 06:59 PM
Fed in 2 surprisingly easy sets. Isner never serves his best against him, and he can return those bombs better than anyone.

Corey Feldman
08-01-2012, 07:00 PM
if Fed is in returnerer mood like he can be on good days v Rod, Karlovic, blocking them back

should be fine

Isner is a nervous mess from the baseline at times

samanosuke
08-01-2012, 07:02 PM
before the draw came out i was afraid of possibility of this clash. when the draw came out it looked bad but somehow hoped isner would get out before qf, now when he didn't fed is fucked big time. great confidence builder knowing you are going in the which will be decided by a point or two which you wouldn't be able to control

Orka_n
08-01-2012, 07:02 PM
Federer 7-5 7-6(5).

Julián Santiago
08-01-2012, 07:04 PM
Federer in 3 6-4, 6-7, 6-4

motorhead
08-01-2012, 07:05 PM
roof closed=isner in 2

Litotes
08-01-2012, 07:06 PM
Federer something like 6-4, 6-4. If there should be a tiebreak he is strong favourite to take it. And I can't really se Isner break him.

samanosuke
08-01-2012, 07:06 PM
fed has to think clear about this one. somehow stole one breaker in first two sets, and wait till 100 - 100 in third to Isner's stamina fails down

Corey Feldman
08-01-2012, 07:09 PM
roof closed=isner in 2Fed is the indoor king, forget it.

samanosuke
08-01-2012, 07:13 PM
is isner playing doubles or mix doubles ? maybe he gets involved in another 20 hours epic before fed's match

xargon
08-01-2012, 07:13 PM
I'd like to say Isner in three but he usually waves the white flag with Fed.

motorhead
08-01-2012, 07:14 PM
Fed is the indoor king, forget it.

long john is #1 when is comes to play in indoor green clay situations

Julián Santiago
08-01-2012, 07:17 PM
is isner playing doubles or mix doubles ? maybe he gets involved in another 20 hours epic before fed's match

No :sad:

He lost in R1 with Roddick and he`s not playind mixed doubles

skinny dave
08-01-2012, 07:19 PM
rog has tamed isner's serve well enough before, i reckon fed in 2, possibly a close/tiebreak first set, second set 6-3 or -4

Smoke944
08-01-2012, 07:19 PM
I'd like to say Isner in three but he usually waves the white flag with Fed.

You don't say? :confused:

Roamed
08-01-2012, 07:30 PM
I have a feeling the dream ends here and Isner wins :sad: I think whoever wins will reach the final.

cardio
08-01-2012, 07:32 PM
We dont even know on which court it is. They dont want to put Murka on Court 1 and Djoko- Tsonga match is clearly blockbuster, so they have some thinking to do.

This is medal match for Federer, if he wins , he has walking bye in semifinal, whether Ferrer or Del Potro, it doesnt matter.

I give Isner 10 % chance for upset, not more.

Commander Data
08-01-2012, 07:32 PM
Isner in 3

Zambanas
08-01-2012, 07:34 PM
Fed in 2. 6-4 6-3

shadows
08-01-2012, 07:35 PM
Olderer should take out the trash.

EliSter
08-01-2012, 07:36 PM
Goderer in 2 ofcours.

jcempire
08-01-2012, 07:40 PM
come on JOHN

Come on now

Johnbert
08-01-2012, 07:50 PM
isner is all serve and forehand. however, he can snatch a tiebreak of course... but at the end roger should win this.


converterer in 2, 6-3 7-5

hiperborejac
08-01-2012, 08:04 PM
Federer in 2. Isner can't serve it twice like he did today (% of 1st serve), and Federer can block his serve with tricky low bounce which Isner can't attack. So something like 7-6 6-3

LinkMage
08-01-2012, 08:22 PM
Fed is fucked.

Isner 7-6 7-6

motorhead
08-01-2012, 08:23 PM
isner has always bent in front of his hero. Fed in 2

samanosuke
08-01-2012, 08:24 PM
love how nole tards are scared of old man :lol: . maybe because of this fed should win

hiperborejac
08-01-2012, 08:32 PM
love how nole tards are scared of old man :lol: . maybe because of this fed should win

Which one? If u ask me I would choose always Novak to play ag. Fed over Isner:
1. Better match up
2. More drama and quality match
3. More glory in beating Federer

duarte_a
08-01-2012, 08:32 PM
isner has always bent in front of his hero. Fed in 2

Davis Cup this year...

outrider
08-01-2012, 08:39 PM
Isner 7-6 7-6

Time to say goodbye Mugerer.

And please...do not call me Nole tard or something else, i am not a fan of Djokovic, i was angry that he won against REAL GOAT today so i hope Djokovic lost to Murray in the SFs.

At the Olympics i am a Murraytard...hahaha

Whiznot
08-01-2012, 08:42 PM
This one is hard to figure. I picked Federer in 3 and he should win unless he plays a poor match like in Davis Cup. The big uncertainty is how well will Isner play. Will the Isner Davis Cup monster show or will the European Slam washout appear? I am pulling for Federer and against my country's remote chance gold.

Hian-GOAT
08-01-2012, 08:43 PM
This will be funny.

The Johny 76 76, although I want Frauderer to win.

motorhead
08-01-2012, 08:44 PM
Davis Cup this year...

Davis cup is for pussies

samanosuke
08-01-2012, 08:44 PM
Which one? If u ask me I would choose always Novak to play ag. Fed over Isner:
1. Better match up
2. More drama and quality match
3. More glory in beating Federer

think one if misses in third sentence

Looner
08-01-2012, 08:44 PM
Boy, if RF loses a 2nd consecutive Olympics QF against an American, it really will be tragic. Blake at least had a game. Big John only has the serve.

IanMalcolm
08-01-2012, 08:45 PM
Shutuperer in 2.
Allez!

pray-for-palestine-and-israel
08-01-2012, 08:47 PM
isner can do this

if the roof is closed its a 60/40 match depending on isners serve

if the roof is open fed has the advantage but nothing is guaranteed

samanosuke
08-01-2012, 08:48 PM
fed got extremely unlucky this time. isner were sucking from DC tie in MC, couldn't beat anyone for months and started to play good two weeks ago . even with that there was 25% of chance for fed getting Isner is his quoter, and even then it wasn't the biggest nid that isner would win 3 matches to get there . hate the matches where you aren't depending about your own game

cardio
08-01-2012, 08:49 PM
OOP is out.Djoko and Fed both on Centre .

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

Makes things lot easier for them if there is rain delays.

hiperborejac
08-01-2012, 08:53 PM
Fedtards are really scared :aplot: They all choose Isner over Fed :haha: Antijinxing at its best :devil:

Jimnik
08-01-2012, 08:56 PM
Please please Big John. You can do this.

redshift36188
08-01-2012, 08:56 PM
Sensible decision, even if it rains Tsonga is guaranteed to finish his match early and have time to play the doubles.

ServeVolley
08-01-2012, 08:56 PM
Federer 7-6 7-6

Honestly
08-01-2012, 10:53 PM
Jesus in 2.

Brick Top
08-01-2012, 10:58 PM
Big John for upset!

Sunset of Age
08-01-2012, 11:00 PM
I'm not at all yet convinced by Fed's level of play - the Benneteau match was a routine job but that had a lot to do with Julien's bad form imho.

Might become a tough one but I trust Fed to come through in straights, or in three when he's in Clown Mode for a while again.

abraxas21
08-01-2012, 11:08 PM
a lot of scared fedtards in this thread

duong
08-01-2012, 11:32 PM
I think Isner has not lost his serve in his first 3 matches, I'm not even sure he's had to face breakpoints, not today anyway, maybe a few ones against Rochus.

Then well MTF disappoints me a lot recently, the tards-wards getting more than ridiculous :facepalm: and I wonder why I still post here :cuckoo: (well there are some interesting infos in a few threads), but this match is surely hard to predict, will depend on a very few points.

Edda
08-01-2012, 11:38 PM
Good luck, Roger!

jcempire
08-02-2012, 12:29 AM
Good Luck John

Wolfy
08-02-2012, 12:38 AM
Isner 67 76 10-8

AntiTennis
08-02-2012, 12:40 AM
Fed in 3..epic third set..C'mon Roger!!!

Lugburz
08-02-2012, 12:48 AM
fed in 2, 7-6(83) 6-2

BroTree123
08-02-2012, 12:56 AM
Could be a tough one. Fed, 7-5 in the 3rd.

I am not happy with the grass warrior king.

Slice Winner
08-02-2012, 01:26 AM
Could easily be Isner in 2 or 3.
Fed has taken out Raonic and Isner the last 3 or 4 times, but Isner has a really good chance if he serves like yesterday.
It all depends on what Isner brings to the table. Roger's return is not good enough to break Isner serving 86%.

howyesno
08-02-2012, 02:06 AM
I am surprised how many people think isner has any chance. he doesn't, he won't be able to break fed's serve even if they play 200 games in third set. on other hand, fed will get better read of john's serve with each game played and inevitably will start breaking him. that's pretty much what he has done against big servers all his career.

RogerFan82
08-02-2012, 02:24 AM
Dont feel good about this one. ROger, Please prove me wrong.

cmoss
08-02-2012, 03:57 AM
Isner's big bang kamehameha serves.:worship:

Slade
08-02-2012, 04:05 AM
Well if Isner can actually win this, I may throw up. :lol:

Unfortunately a serve won't be enough against Federer.

(no jinx)

Punky
08-02-2012, 04:23 AM
Well if Isner can actually win this, I may throw up. :lol:

Unfortunately a serve won't be enough against Federer.

(no jinx)

I love ur siggy about the USO, I'm not his fan but I hope he or fed will take this.

I have a bad feeling about the game, I don't think fed is playing well, he is ok but not wimby level.
I'm hoping he is saving his energy for the next stage b/c isner can serve :(

I won't be surprised if fed will lose.

Vamos fedddddd

bry17may
08-02-2012, 04:31 AM
Something like Federer 6-3 6-7(9) and 11-9 and he face 1 or 2 MP :D

Slade
08-02-2012, 04:59 AM
I love ur siggy about the USO, I'm not his fan but I hope he or fed will take this.

I have a bad feeling about the game, I don't think fed is playing well, he is ok but not wimby level.
I'm hoping he is saving his energy for the next stage b/c isner can serve :(

I won't be surprised if fed will lose.

Vamos fedddddd

Thanks :D, I hope for another Federer Murray final as well. Also Nadal vs Murray would be fun and also Federer vs Djo.

Just pray that we don't get another Nadal vs Djokovic grindathon shitfest :angel:. I feel tired just watching them :lol:

Lately Fed has been mugging away service games with mindless UEs and I'm afraid that could cost Federer here. The question is how many service games will Federer mug away, hopefully just 1

Allez
08-02-2012, 05:58 AM
No one...not even Federer can withstand this kind of serving :eek: Isner has been treating these games as a DC tie and everyone knows what happened when these two faced off in a DC tie.

Servisner in 2

cutesteve22
08-02-2012, 06:05 AM
I'm nervous, hope Roger could come through

lilygotsilly
08-02-2012, 06:30 AM
This was THE Match of the Top Half of the Draw. Whoever wins this is in the final - my opinion from a week ago. But now after watching for a week , Im not sure if Del Potro wont give Fed more trouble. I know he doesnt have Isner's serve, but he has impressed me with his movement on grass this week.

He could win some rallies that I dont expect Isner will. Isner has a lot of pressure on his serve - Del Potro has other weapons..

Then there's Murray and Djokovic - both look to be keeping their form and remember - its 5 sets in the final..

Fed should get by Isner - but there's still a lot of work to be done even if he does.

more at tenniscrier.com

mickymouse
08-02-2012, 07:11 AM
If this goes to 3, I'll favor Isner. When he's on, there's no way you can break his serve unless you're prepared to play for a few days, and I'm not sure Federer can maintain that kind of focus. If Federer is to win, he has to do it in 2 tiebreaks.

TennisMilan
08-02-2012, 07:22 AM
Federer in 2, Isner might take a set if he plays his best, but most likely Federer in 2.

Litotes
08-02-2012, 07:23 AM
If this goes to 3, I'll favor Isner. When he's on, there's no way you can break his serve unless you're prepared to play for a few days, and I'm not sure Federer can maintain that kind of focus. If Federer is to win, he has to do it in 2 tiebreaks.

I don't see why people believe Federer will have problems breaking Isner. They have played to Bo3 matches before, four sets in total and Federer has achieved four breaks. Most likely he will maintain this average. That should be enough, as Isner in these same four sets achieved 0 breaks.

Fed Muzza Killer
08-02-2012, 07:51 AM
No one...not even Federer can withstand this kind of serving :eek: Isner has been treating these games as a DC tie and everyone knows what happened when these two faced off in a DC tie.

Servisner in 2

lol !!!

Anyway , Fed in 3.

Time Violation
08-02-2012, 08:14 AM
If Isner serves out of his skin, he has a good chance to snatch it... otherwise Fed in 2

latso
08-02-2012, 08:35 AM
6-3 6-4 Fed

ppl are underestimating his block returns

samanosuke
08-02-2012, 08:38 AM
6-3 6-4 Fed

ppl are underestimating his block returns

how you can block something what you can't see ?

Litotes
08-02-2012, 08:40 AM
6-3 6-4 Fed

ppl are underestimating his block returns

Or his eyesight....

Andy1402
08-02-2012, 09:00 AM
Fed in 2 sets. Isner is overrated. The guy is famous for playing the longest match ever, in other words his inability to break serve.

samanosuke
08-02-2012, 09:01 AM
Fed in 2 sets. Isner is overrated. The guy is famous for playing the longest match ever, in other words his inability to break serve.

in other words he doesn't need to break to win the match today

Andy1402
08-02-2012, 09:06 AM
in other words he doesn't need to break to win the match today

How the hell does that work? Federer's gonna be running scared or something? :confused:

masterclass
08-02-2012, 09:30 AM
Forget the Davis Cup match between them on the high bouncing clay in Fribourg. Someone in Swiss Federation bungled the setup for the clay court big time. They should have used clay similar to Hamburg and played at lower altitude if at all possible. Instead, Isner's shots were bouncing a foot over Federer's head, and Federer's shots right into Isner's strike zone.

Look at Indian Wells 2012 for a closer example of what might happen where Federer won 7-6, 6-3. Isner is very unlikely to break Federer unless Federer breaks himself with very poor serving (2 or 3 double faults). If Isner is serving well (> 70% first serve pct), Federer will have a tough time breaking Isner until he gets a good read on the Isner serve, probably after a set. So with both players playing well, I see a tiebreaker the first set, which could be one by either player. But then the second set and third if necessary should belong to Federer. Isner is unlikely to match Federer's variety off the ground on grass once Federer starts to return his serves. Isner's best hope is to serve huge, and that Federer gets discouraged and impatient.

Most likely scenario: Federer in 2 if he wins the first set tiebreaker or if Isner is off a bit serving; in 3 if Isner wins a first set breaker. Isner best chance to win if he serves well enough to get to 2 tiebreakers and takes them both.

Respectfully,
masterclass

samanosuke
08-02-2012, 10:29 AM
How the hell does that work? Federer's gonna be running scared or something? :confused:

no, just lose 6-7 6-7

mikkemus23
08-02-2012, 10:37 AM
I think this will be scary close...

Andy1402
08-02-2012, 11:38 AM
no, just lose 6-7 6-7

That is highly unlikely. When was the last time federer lost 6-7 6-7 to anyone?
Still, let's wait and watch.:angel:

nick the greek
08-02-2012, 11:41 AM
Don't be scared Johnny. I know, I know, the power of evil one is great, but you must be brave.

IOFH
08-02-2012, 11:44 AM
Federer > da Vinci

Federer > Michelangelo

samanosuke
08-02-2012, 11:57 AM
That is highly unlikely. When was the last time federer lost 6-7 6-7 to anyone?
Still, let's wait and watch.:angel:

without going through the results first which came on my mind was Stepanek in Rome 07 or 08

and nadal in abu dhabi ofc

manadrainer
08-02-2012, 12:26 PM
Forget the Davis Cup match between them on the high bouncing clay in Fribourg. Someone in Swiss Federation bungled the setup for the clay court big time. They should have used clay similar to Hamburg and played at lower altitude if at all possible. Instead, Isner's shots were bouncing a foot over Federer's head, and Federer's shots right into Isner's strike zone.

Look at Indian Wells 2012 for a closer example of what might happen where Federer won 7-6, 6-3. Isner is very unlikely to break Federer unless Federer breaks himself with very poor serving (2 or 3 double faults). If Isner is serving well (> 70% first serve pct), Federer will have a tough time breaking Isner until he gets a good read on the Isner serve, probably after a set. So with both players playing well, I see a tiebreaker the first set, which could be one by either player. But then the second set and third if necessary should belong to Federer. Isner is unlikely to match Federer's variety off the ground on grass once Federer starts to return his serves. Isner's best hope is to serve huge, and that Federer gets discouraged and impatient.

Most likely scenario: Federer in 2 if he wins the first set tiebreaker or if Isner is off a bit serving; in 3 if Isner wins a first set breaker. Isner best chance to win if he serves well enough to get to 2 tiebreakers and takes them both.

Respectfully,
masterclass

I hope you are right masterclass, I also think that if Fed's going to lose, he'll lose 6-7, 6-7 unless he pays atrociously. That being said, isner scares me a lot with his big serving.

manadrainer
08-02-2012, 12:27 PM
Federer > da Vinci

Federer > Michelangelo

:haha:

Johnny Groove
08-02-2012, 12:30 PM
Fed lost to American James Blake, 4-6, 6-7, in QF of Olympics in 2008.

Will lightning strike twice?

Looner
08-02-2012, 12:35 PM
You mean Federer plagued by mono and tired like no tomorrow lost to a player who owned Nadal like he's a joke on HC. Yeah, Isner's not that good.

Johnny Groove
08-02-2012, 12:38 PM
You mean Federer plagued by mono and tired like no tomorrow lost to a player who owned Nadal like he's a joke on HC. Yeah, Isner's not that good.

Tired like no tomorrow? Who had played 3 matches in 2 months before Beijing? And what does Nadal have to do with anything? Nadal beat Blake twice in 2008 :shrug:

The same Isner that just beat Federer earlier this year?

I understand Fedtards being confident in their man, but some of the disrespect to opponents is shocking. As if Isner is some amateur.

samanosuke
08-02-2012, 12:43 PM
Even Jesus Fed could be fucked if Returnerer and Underpressurerer doesn't show up

sunsfuns
08-02-2012, 12:46 PM
Not sure where you see disrespect. Most of us are quite concerned about this match, even if it's 95% about John's serve. Isner certainly has a chance...

Imperfect Angel
08-02-2012, 01:08 PM
Definitely an upset in the making. Can see Isner beat Fed in 3 (2 tiebreaks) :o