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Old 01-21-2013, 06:39 PM   #286
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I know its not always the most effective tactic, but Fed has gotta be one of the greatest massive serve returners ever, that block return is totally neutralising, which makes me think he would of been just as dominant in the 90s.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:53 PM   #287
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I know its not always the most effective tactic, but Fed has gotta be one of the greatest massive serve returners ever, that block return is totally neutralising, which makes me think he would of been just as dominant in the 90s.
Thats what I thought at IW after final with Isner who beat Nole in SF. I guess there is no one better against huge serves. Andy Roddick the same story.
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Dunno if already posted, but the shot of the day is a classic -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvgvSH3TAho
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Dunno if already posted, but the shot of the day is a classic -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvgvSH3TAho
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Raonic has a poor ROS and his backhand is pitiful. Without the serve this match would of probably been two or three bagels
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Milos was terrible, if he didn't have a serve this would have really been a triple bagel, he was that bad.

And Roger wasn't even good, but he didn't need to be, hit the ball in the court watch Milos miss
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That was the worst Milos has played in the four matches with Federer, so I'm sure he won't be happy about that at all. He couldn't do a single thing off the ground and was making error after error off the backhand side. ...
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Absolutely horrendous. He could 1) serve, 2) hit cross court forehands, but not more than 3 in a row. He couldn't do anything else. If you thought Roger was good, know that he could still go 3 gears above what he had to use for Raonic.

I especially enjoyed the commentary about him not bending his knees properly on returns, or jumping without any good reason when hitting a lot of forehands.

Anyone can be excused for losing to Federer at a slam, but this was really really subpar.
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Dunno if already posted, but the shot of the day is a classic -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvgvSH3TAho
Dropshotting a servebot's serve.

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Raonic looked woeful in literally 98% of the baseline exchanges. Missed countless regulation off forehands too and the backhands in the TB were comical. Santoro would have passed him off that approach.
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+1

Absolutely horrendous. He could 1) serve, 2) hit cross court forehands, but not more than 3 in a row. He couldn't do anything else. If you thought Roger was good, know that he could still go 3 gears above what he had to use for Raonic.

I especially enjoyed the commentary about him not bending his knees properly on returns, or jumping without any good reason when hitting a lot of forehands.

Anyone can be excused for losing to Federer at a slam, but this was really really subpar.
Raonic said that he had injured foot and was in pain before match.
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Outstanding play on that bp. Djokovic was ahead in that point at the start.

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“Does Djokovic resemble myself?” Agassi said. “No, he is even better. He defends really well, while I struggled more in that element of the game. Novak looks totally relaxed when defending, completely calm and the quality of his return is incredible. He is also extremely flexible in his game, which is facilitated by his ability to anticipate his rival’s moves. That is why I think he is a much more versatile player than I was and he is also much more athletic.”
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:50 PM   #294
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Raonic looked woeful in literally 98% of the baseline exchanges. Missed countless regulation off forehands too and the backhands in the TB were comical. Santoro would have passed him off that approach.
That's a summary of the guy's career anyway, it's not about this match.

That's why i find it hard to have any appreciation as tennis players for guys like him, Anderson, Karlovic, a bit less Isner, but him too still.

Berdych and Del Potro are also sky scrapers, but at least they can play tennis for real.
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I think Federer will have easy win against Tsonga.

Why I dont like him? Because he is arrogant prick. Great tennis player - but arrogant prick.

I will never forgive him his statements about Djokovic when he was really young.
This coming from a Nole fan?

YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS!
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He has lost already more games than last year (and it was pre-final, now is pre-QF)

The Murray match was in 5, the Wawrinka in 6.

20% more points played.

Inevitably he will have physical problems, he won't be fresh enough and if Berdych starts the way Wawa did - he's cooked.

Back on topic - Fed is solid, Raonic as usual, blabla nothingtosayprettymuch
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Federer's form looked much better in this match than in the Tomic match. Milos played better than I expected.
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Did anyone else think that Federer was taking a dig at Rafa during the post match interview with Courier when Roger mentioned his "muscles and big left arm"? Personally, I thought he was trying to think of something funny to say at the spur of the moment, but could be taken another way by a Nadal fan.
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Did anyone else think that Federer was taking a dig at Rafa during the post match interview with Courier when Roger mentioned his "muscles and big left arm"? Personally, I thought he was trying to think of something funny to say at the spur of the moment, but could be taken another way by a Nadal fan.
Probably a dig at his own anorexic left arm actually.
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Did anyone else think that Federer was taking a dig at Rafa during the post match interview with Courier when Roger mentioned his "muscles and big left arm"? Personally, I thought he was trying to think of something funny to say at the spur of the moment, but could be taken another way by a Nadal fan.
Nooo, Fed's skinny left arm is a running joke He was just making fun of himself.
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