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Olympics SF: Federer vs Del Potro WWW

LocoPorElTenis
08-02-2012, 04:31 PM
Vote and discuss.

Satasonic
08-02-2012, 04:32 PM
Federer beat Del Potro numerous times this year, on hard courts and indoor. Del Potro is on his worst surface, and he didnt even play that solid in the olympics. Cant see any different outcome this time.


Roger 6-4 6-3

tealeaves
08-02-2012, 04:32 PM
6th meeting this year :hysteric: I cannot handle this

Rafa is the GOAT
08-02-2012, 04:32 PM
Delpo Is 5-0 To Fed This Year
That Has To Change!!!!!

Mark Lenders
08-02-2012, 04:33 PM
Gee, this has all the making of a very unpredictable contest :rolleyes:

Bring this matchup again at the US Open and then there might be something to talk about. Here, I'm afraid Delpo is completely out of his depth.

He has a chance (albeit not a great one) in the bronze medal match vs Murray or Nole though. Against Federer, I'd surprised if this was in any way close. Something like 6-4, 6-2 for the Swiss is my prediction.

EddieNero
08-02-2012, 04:34 PM
I can't see any other outcome than a straight set routine job for Fed.
The match-up issue, surface, Fed's recent confidence boost after Wimbledon. That all is simply too much for Del Potro to overcome.

BroTree123
08-02-2012, 04:34 PM
I have a feeling del Potro will win. I think he can do it in 2 sets.

He's really got nothing to lose, so it's a dangerous match for Federer.

Corey Feldman
08-02-2012, 04:34 PM
Fed to save grass court tennis as we know it

Argenbrit
08-02-2012, 04:35 PM
Juan to get revenge. :rocker2:

DjokerFan3
08-02-2012, 04:35 PM
Roger in straights. 6-3,6-3

Shame that Delpo won't win a medal here :sad:

LastRocket
08-02-2012, 04:35 PM
I hope Delpo but Fed will win. Delpo will take the us open title

Johnny Groove
08-02-2012, 04:36 PM
Delpo can't beat this Federer on this court.

Let the old man get his medal.

alter ego
08-02-2012, 04:37 PM
Roger should win this in style.

DJ Soup
08-02-2012, 04:38 PM
Delpo is out of his element in this court. I'm happy he got this far. He should focus on the bronze.
Allez Fed, go for the gold bling

IOFH
08-02-2012, 04:39 PM
Something incredible has to happen if this isn't Federer in 2.

dazed1
08-02-2012, 04:39 PM
He has a chance (albeit not a great one) in the bronze medal match vs Murray or Nole though. Against Federer, I'd surprised if this was in any way close. Something like 6-4, 6-2 for the Swiss is my prediction.

Delpo won USO 2009 because of the late challenge incident, which pissed off totally Fed and bring him to 10x worse level then before, he was destroying Delpo before that last gem, after that all went downhill.

rocketassist
08-02-2012, 04:39 PM
Straight sets for Federer, 6-3 6-3.

Federer in 2
08-02-2012, 04:39 PM
Fed in 2.

Moozza
08-02-2012, 04:42 PM
Federer in 2. 100%

HKz
08-02-2012, 04:42 PM
Del Potro has a shit serve right now, well it certainly isn't 2009 so throw that out of the window here on grass. Groundstroke wise, Del Potro shouldn't really faze Federer as he is too comfortable on grass. Yes, Del Potro has done very well to get into this position, but let's face it, all the opponents he faced are quite poor on grass, or rather grass is certainly not their best surface. Del Potro was obviously very close at Roland Garros, but this is a different story. As always though, with these big hitters you never know if they come out on fire, so I'll never say never especially in the case of Juan Martin who certainly has the capability. My guess though, is Federer in 6-3, 6-1

uxyzapenje
08-02-2012, 04:44 PM
Delpo is a choker vs top guys since his injury, especially vs Fed, so Fed in 2, maybe 3 if Delpo wins the 1st set

finishingmove
08-02-2012, 04:46 PM
Federer is playing beautiful, attacking, grass-court tennis and he will win this match and the final too.

uxyzapenje
08-02-2012, 04:46 PM
Delpo won USO 2009 because of the late challenge incident, which pissed off totally Fed and bring him to 10x worse level then before, he was destroying Delpo before that last gem, after that all went downhill.

Sure he couldn't beat him fair and square. No one can beat Fed fair and square. Just like no one can beat Rafa when he's not injured/sick.

neme6
08-02-2012, 04:46 PM
Fed in 2, He has owned Delpo this year, and this is the worst surface for delpo and the best for Fed... but are the semi finals scheduled for tomorrow or saturday?

Nole Rules
08-02-2012, 04:47 PM
Hope Delpo takes a set. Very unlikely unfortunetly.

Federer in 2
08-02-2012, 04:48 PM
Nice poll results.

manadrainer
08-02-2012, 04:51 PM
Hope Fed can win and reach the final.

Come on Roger! I think he's favourite but you never know: I still got nightmares of 2009 USO final when delpo hit like a monster.

IOFH
08-02-2012, 04:54 PM
Isn't Delpo like 2.00 meters? At that height he should have a much better serve than he has now, that's what really holding him back and always will compared to the absolute top.

Mark Lenders
08-02-2012, 04:57 PM
Isn't Delpo like 2.00 meters? At that height he should have a much better serve than he has now, that's what really holding him back and always will compared to the absolute top.

True. He should hire Isner to give him some serving lessons :o A guy his height shouldn't be serving like a glorified WTA player.

I really don't get it. If I was 200cm and had the biggest forehand on tour, I'd be practicing serves and forehands all day long. With his height, improving the serve should come easier for Delpo, but he either isn't investing on it or just can't do it, I don't know :confused:

BroTree123
08-02-2012, 04:58 PM
Yeah, I agree. I gotta say, above everything else despite his height advantage (which should benefit the serve), his serve is one of his core weaknesses :o

Just goes to show that to be a serve-bot, height hasn't much to do with it. It's the technique of the serve that counts.

Corey Feldman
08-02-2012, 05:00 PM
Fed cant lose to a guy who lost 6-3 6-2 6-3 v Ferrer on the same court a few weeks ago

his argie camp need to shut up, always talking and shouting during the points, hooligans.

Roger the Dodger
08-02-2012, 05:00 PM
Fed 4.0 to win on 2nd gear.

nick the greek
08-02-2012, 05:01 PM
Unfortunately Fed in 2.

duarte_a
08-02-2012, 05:03 PM
Delpo is a choker vs top guys since his injury, especially vs Fed, so Fed in 2, maybe 3 if Delpo wins the 1st set

Sure Roger couldn't beat him fair and square. Roger never beats anyone the opponent always chokes. It's not like Roger has beaten del potro 5 times this year laone because he played good. It's just that del potro always choked.

Corey Feldman
08-02-2012, 05:07 PM
already 6th match between them this year

uxyzapenje
08-02-2012, 05:10 PM
Sure Roger couldn't beat him fair and square. Roger never beats anyone the opponent always chokes. It's not like Roger has beaten del potro 5 times this year laone because he played good. It's just that del potro always choked.

I'm not talking about Rotterdam beat down. I'm talking about RG where he had 2-0 lead. He has the game to beat Fed (well, any one) but he doesn't have the mind for it. I don't say Delpo can beat Fed every time, but he could have done it a few times, but choked. And he must do it if he wants to get to the very top. But this is grass any way, so Fed in 2.

Fujee
08-02-2012, 05:17 PM
Delpo can't beat this Federer on this court.

Let the old man get his medal.

Nah, they are making an exception. Roger recieves a golden Zimmer Frame if he wins.

Andy1402
08-02-2012, 05:19 PM
Fed in 3. I know delpo is federer's bunny this year (5-0, wtf!!), but he is definitely more of a challenge than isner could ever pose.
At least he took lessons beyond a massive serve.

Smoke944
08-02-2012, 05:27 PM
BOL Fed, though you won't need it because there is no possible way he will lose this match.

nick the greek
08-02-2012, 05:30 PM
Fed will win this playing with the table tennis racket.

henke007
08-02-2012, 05:33 PM
Sharperer in 2 or Wiserer in 3

August
08-02-2012, 05:47 PM
DelPo isn't great on grass, Fed is definite favourite. But this match may be mentally much easier for Juan Martin. This is most likely Roger's last chance for Olympic Gold, he must not lose. And BO3 makes winning easier for the underdog. Also, I assume Juan Martin wants to win a medal for his country, Argentina doesn't seem to have won a medal yet. Of course neither Switzerland have won a medal yet, but Roger has huge pressure to win. Anyway, I believe, and hope, Roger wins.

Slade
08-02-2012, 05:51 PM
Del Potro def. Federer 7-6(9) 6-3

duarte_a
08-02-2012, 05:53 PM
DelPo isn't great on grass, Fed is definite favourite. But this match may be mentally much easier for Juan Martin. This is most likely Roger's last chance for Olympic Gold, he must not lose. And BO3 makes winning easier for the underdog. Also, I assume Juan Martin wants to win a medal for his country, Argentina doesn't seem to have won a medal yet. Of course neither Switzerland have won a medal yet, but Roger has huge pressure to win. Anyway, I believe, and hope, Roger wins.

He can win bronze. :yeah:

August
08-02-2012, 05:55 PM
He can win bronze. :yeah:

Winning tomorrow means sure medal. And thus he'd have a chance even to Gold.

Zambanas
08-02-2012, 05:57 PM
Is this even a question? Fed will cruise in 2.

pray-for-palestine-and-israel
08-02-2012, 06:00 PM
dont write del potro off

this isnt a grass court anymore- its a medium slow clay court with a green covering

Corey Feldman
08-02-2012, 06:27 PM
Del Potro def. Federer 7-6(9) 6-3will this be up there with your Murray def Baghdatis 4-6 6-1 6-4?

cutesteve22
08-02-2012, 06:37 PM
Roger in 3 maybe.

TennisGrandSlam
08-02-2012, 07:05 PM
If clay or hardcourt, JMDP has chance to win, but this is grass!

latso
08-02-2012, 07:50 PM
nothimg to discuss here, anything else but a straight win for Fed would be a shock

renz
08-02-2012, 08:12 PM
Delpo Is 5-0 To Fed This Year
That Has To Change!!!!!
Fed VS Delpo 2012, 6-0, that's a change... lmao

Corey Feldman
08-02-2012, 08:16 PM
Delpo Is 5-0 To Fed This Year
That Has To Change!!!!!

Fed VS Delpo 2012, 6-0, that's a change... lmaololz

samanosuke
08-02-2012, 08:19 PM
delpo is too good to lose so many times in a row to the same player. it has to stop somewhere, just hope it won't tomorrow

Orka_n
08-02-2012, 08:49 PM
Federer to prevail.

iriraz
08-02-2012, 08:52 PM
delpo is too good to lose so many times in a row to the same player. it has to stop somewhere, just hope it won't tomorrow

Del Potro is a good player but he certainly needs to bring something different to the table to surprise Federer.Or at least play like in Dubai serving well and getting himself into tiebreakers where anything can happen.

Allez
08-02-2012, 08:58 PM
The pony is finding his 2009 USO form. No need to remind anyone who follows the sport what transpired there. On Sunday Fed and Murray will have a Wimbledon final repeat...for the Bronze medal.

ZaZoo)
08-02-2012, 09:03 PM
Delpo save tennis. :rocker2:

Litotes
08-02-2012, 09:03 PM
The pony is finding his 2009 USO form. No need to remind anyone who follows the sport what transpired there. On Sunday Fed and Murray will have a Wimbledon final repeat...for the Bronze medal.

Interesting - you are predicting weather so foul that the bronze match will be delayed for a whole day? Even indoors? I rather think this was a freudian slip.

Chase Visa
08-02-2012, 10:21 PM
Not happening on grass. Fed in straights.

NID
08-02-2012, 10:25 PM
fed in 2, yawn...

nick the greek
08-02-2012, 10:46 PM
Delpo will not dare win(even if he's gonna have a chance). By doing so, he'd ruin all the efforts organizers put making it as easy as possible for Fed.:)

Mechlan
08-02-2012, 11:03 PM
On paper Federer should take this, but i feel like it may be a dangerous match for Federer. He cannot come out complacent at all.

jcempire
08-02-2012, 11:15 PM
Way too easy Roger

6-3 6-4

Slice Winner
08-02-2012, 11:25 PM
Only thing Pony has in his favour is that he's flying under the radar and has been playing some of his best grass tennis.
Still, Federer in two. Anything else will be an upset.

MuzzahLovah
08-02-2012, 11:32 PM
For me, Del Po winning would be more shocking than the Rosol upset. It would require divine intervention.

Edda
08-02-2012, 11:53 PM
Go, Roger!

Topspindoctor
08-03-2012, 12:04 AM
Olderer will take out this grass mug in straights. A clown like Del-Bashtro has no business being in SF of any tournament held on grass.

Looner
08-03-2012, 12:08 AM
Olderer will take out this grass mug in straights. A clown like Del-Bashtro has no business being in SF of any tournament held on grass.

:lol: Aaaand he's back :lol:

Alex999
08-03-2012, 12:22 AM
:lol: Aaaand he's back :lol:
we'll see how long his journey will last this time :angel:;).

back on topic, Fed in 2. easy peasy.

Boognish
08-03-2012, 12:22 AM
Fed in 3

redshift36188
08-03-2012, 12:46 AM
DelPo's game is too one-dimensional for grass. Fed in 2, NID.

Sunset of Age
08-03-2012, 12:48 AM
Pretty much the same schedule I predicted for Fed - Isner: either in two or three, for Fed.

Topspindoctor
08-03-2012, 12:53 AM
Pretty much the same schedule I predicted for Fed - Isner: either in two or three, for Fed.

What, no 4 or 5 setters? Safe prediction :p

Sunset of Age
08-03-2012, 12:54 AM
What, no 4 or 5 setters? Safe prediction

O Hai there again Topspinny! :wavey:

Topspindoctor
08-03-2012, 12:57 AM
O Hai there again Topspinny! :wavey:

:kiss:

Sunset of Age
08-03-2012, 01:09 AM
:kiss:

:lol:

:kiss:

viruzzz
08-03-2012, 01:13 AM
Yo doc! :D
Glad to see you here.

Wazzup mate? Enjoying the olympics? considering our fav is in semis.

Han Solo
08-03-2012, 01:31 AM
Fed in 3. I know delpo is federer's bunny this year (5-0, wtf!!), but he is definitely more of a challenge than isner could ever pose.
At least he took lessons beyond a massive serve.
Agreed (once more). Del Potro will play as well as he can - currently - but it just won't be enough against a rejuvenated grass-court Federer. Three sets of fairly high quality tennis. Let's enjoy them.

Topspindoctor
08-03-2012, 01:31 AM
Yo doc! :D
Glad to see you here.

Wazzup mate? Enjoying the olympics? considering our fav is in semis.

No. Olympics are horrible this year for Australia. Considering we should be sitting on 5-6 golds right now. I hoped for Stephanie Rice to make an impact, but she can't do much against other female swimmers who can beat her 100m world record by a whole second due to "superior training program". Not pointing fingers or anything.

castle007
08-03-2012, 02:15 AM
This is their 6th meeting this year. :eek:

I haven't seen Del Potro play so far, but hopefully Federer will prevail. :cool:

jonas
08-03-2012, 02:49 AM
I don't think it will be as straight forward for Roger as alot of you suggest.
Fed has shown before that he tends to get extremely nervous at the Olympics.
Three setter incoming. Fed 6-3 in the third.

alfonsojose
08-03-2012, 02:59 AM
Dangerous match for Roger

Arkulari
08-03-2012, 03:44 AM
Juan is not a good grasscourt player but Roger tends to get tight at the Olympics, 4 years ago he lost to Blake so don't count Juan out completely.

That said, the most likely outcome is Roger in straight sets.

Mark Lenders
08-03-2012, 03:47 AM
Olderer will take out this grass mug in straights. A clown like Del-Bashtro has no business being in SF of any tournament held on grass.

Welcome back man, the forum missed you greatly :D

tripwires
08-03-2012, 03:55 AM
Roger should treat this as a best-of-three Wimbledon match and not an Olympics match; that'd probably help him win with more ease.

I don't expect him to lose. I hope he wins in straights.

abraxas21
08-03-2012, 04:17 AM
del potro

Julián Santiago
08-03-2012, 04:58 AM
Olderer will take out this grass mug in straights. A clown like Del-Bashtro has no business being in SF of any tournament held on grass.

Welcome back legend :sport:

bokehlicious
08-03-2012, 08:07 AM
I feel Del Potro in 2 or 3.

cardio
08-03-2012, 08:54 AM
Losing Del Potro on grass would be equal to losing Mahut on clay. It is not gonna happen.

JanKowalski
08-03-2012, 09:06 AM
Welcome back man, the forum missed you greatly :D

Speak for yourself. There is a reason the clown was banned.

scarecrows
08-03-2012, 09:19 AM
Federer is playing beautiful, attacking, grass-court tennis and he will win this match and the final too.

ajde

Corey Feldman
08-03-2012, 10:33 AM
No. Olympics are horrible this year for Australia. Considering we should be sitting on 5-6 golds right now. I hoped for Stephanie Rice to make an impact, but she can't do much against other female swimmers who can beat her 100m world record by a whole second due to "superior training program". Not pointing fingers or anything.lol Aussies suck in everything now, get used to it

nice strategic ban you got in time for Fed winning #17

i dedicated to you a post in my siggy, just so ppl would remember you.