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10-27-2008 04:17 PM
camilia
Re: David enters the land of Lindt. Can he tune his game to Swiss precision in Basel?

I should be used to this by now, but still it broke my heart to see him lose again
10-26-2008 05:46 PM
Pepi.
Re: David enters the land of Lindt. Can he tune his game to Swiss precision in Basel?


good tournament
10-26-2008 04:42 PM
crazy_nanine
Re: David enters the land of Lindt. Can he tune his game to Swiss precision in Basel?

Federer played amazingly, his serve was just unbelievable, definitely his best match of the week. I also felt that David was a bit tired, he didn't play that bad though...reaching the final is not bad after all good week for David
Better luck next week
10-26-2008 03:58 PM
krystlel
Re: David enters the land of Lindt. Can he tune his game to Swiss precision in Basel?

I had a lot of trouble trying to watch it in the first half of the set, with the live streams, although it looked like the early part of the match was more entertaining. Federer was playing very aggressively, similar to how he played in 2006. Once he got the break, he eased off a bit towards the end though. David didn't play badly at all, so hard to be disappointed about it and hopefully he will have a good tournament in Paris.
10-26-2008 03:58 PM
Joolz
Re: David enters the land of Lindt. Can he tune his game to Swiss precision in Basel?

Federer simply was the better player today.
10-26-2008 03:54 PM
HeretiC
Re: David enters the land of Lindt. Can he tune his game to Swiss precision in Basel?

Thats it. David lost 3-6 4-6. Good luck in Paris.
10-26-2008 03:33 PM
sigmagirl91
Re: David enters the land of Lindt. Can he tune his game to Swiss precision in Basel?

The only differences are those two DF's that David committed in the sixth game of the opening set and the fact that Roger is protecting his serve well.
10-26-2008 03:31 PM
sigmagirl91
Re: David enters the land of Lindt. Can he tune his game to Swiss precision in Basel?

Roger is not serving the lights out either, but he's nailing those groundies. He's just too solid right now.
10-26-2008 03:29 PM
HeretiC
Re: David enters the land of Lindt. Can he tune his game to Swiss precision in Basel?

David lost the first set 3-6. He is not playing bad, 1st serve strugling a bit, but Federer is just firing from all the weapons and he is playing his best in 2008(even close to his all time best ).
10-26-2008 02:38 PM
HeretiC
Re: David enters the land of Lindt. Can he tune his game to Swiss precision in Basel?

Here we are, with one of the best match ups in tennis. I hope for a great play from both of them.
10-25-2008 05:02 PM
camilia
Re: David enters the land of Lindt. Can he tune his game to Swiss precision in Basel?

I liked his incourt interview too,
well, I like all his interviews
10-25-2008 04:58 PM
camilia
Re: David enters the land of Lindt. Can he tune his game to Swiss precision in Basel?

I Liked the way he played today, I hope he will play even better tomorrow
Go David
10-25-2008 03:59 PM
krystlel
Re: David enters the land of Lindt. Can he tune his game to Swiss precision in Basel?

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Originally Posted by HeretiC View Post
It was a master piece and the dropshotitis illness returned at last BP at least it turned out quite well.

This is what a wrote on GM:

Despite the relative close scoreline, this was a schooling, Nalbandian was mixing things, used a slice a lot, sneaking at the net on smart approach shots, never let Del Pony got into aggressive rhythm like he did in Madrid. It was a classical brain vs muscles match. Del Potro had some problems with a blister on his big toe, but his movement was not affected (as long as I could have seen) and he was hitting the ball extremely hard and accurate. Good match.


I think I am little biased toward the blister not affecting the movement but the most errors Del Potro did were not from not reaching the ball or from running FHs or BH, they came from ground-strokes because he was going for more pace. I think he got a little bit overconfident after last week win and wanted to repeat the same match. Unfortunately for him David did not played with the same game-plan.
I agree that he did a good job of taking Del Potro out of his rhythm, and I think this had a lot to do with how well he was hitting the first few shots in each point to take control. Better tactics this time, playing more aggressively and closer to the baseline (looking to move forward into his shots often) although obviously better serving allowed him to do this. It was like watching a completely different match to Madrid. Watching it, you'd be wondering how it was that Del Potro was able to dominate play in that match and constantly get into that nice ball bashing rhythm.

Definitely I think the first set was more decided by David's good play rather than Del Potro's, though maybe Del Potro was having a bit of trouble with his movement in the second, not to mention that it might have affected him mentally as well with the shot selection.
10-25-2008 03:33 PM
sigmagirl91
Re: David enters the land of Lindt. Can he tune his game to Swiss precision in Basel?

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Unfortunately , with the Simon and Del Potro progressing in past 2 weeks now SF ain't do the trick Not even a win in Basel and a SF will be enough. He needs at least a final in Paris and Simon losing in R32 (and of course if Blake or Wawrinka or Tsonga don't go deep).
If he does not do well in Paris, at least we won't see a massive rankings drop the likes of early last year.
10-25-2008 03:24 PM
HeretiC
Re: David enters the land of Lindt. Can he tune his game to Swiss precision in Basel?

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He has the final in Basel, so now the semis in Paris? We'll see....
Unfortunately , with the Simon and Del Potro progressing in past 2 weeks now SF ain't do the trick Not even a win in Basel and a SF will be enough. He needs at least a final in Paris and Simon losing in R32 (and of course if Blake or Wawrinka or Tsonga don't go deep).
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