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Old 03-18-2010, 06:44 PM   #1
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Who knows? Maybe it WILL be delightful~~~!!!

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I read he is going to be playing lots of practice sets.. so hopefully he will be in better form GO FED!
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I read he is going to be playing lots of practice sets.. so hopefully he will be in better form GO FED!
That itchy defeat will boost his motivation to train harder and come back even stronger.
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Hope this will turn out like the Montreal-Cincy tourneys. Have a big lead in 3th set, blow it, lose and win the next tourney

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forget about IW, just do your best for Miami Rog!!! I send you all my best wishes!!
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:26 AM   #11
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Federer was hitting the ball really well in patches against Marcos and Victor as well as moving well so he's not that far away. Some his FH's had some really good kick and juice on them. He had some bad returning games and lost quite a few points from a winning position. I don't think he's far off from his best game, but you never know until actually play some matches.
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Federer was hitting the ball really well in patches against Marcos and Victor as well as moving well so he's not that far away. Some his FH's had some really good kick and juice on them. He had some bad returning games and lost quite a few points from a winning position. I don't think he's far off from his best game, but you never know until actually play some matches.
It was still weird for a player of federer's calibre to be so unsure in the big moments - he remarked he didnt know whether to go aggressive of passive...He needs to be match tough - to gain back the shot selection he is known for. He was hitting the ball well as you say, but he was definitely more aggressive than usual on the big pts - maybe no confidence in his consistency?

his forehand at times was really crazy against marcos but he couldnt quite get a hold of his serve which ultimately cost him in the end.
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It was still weird for a player of federer's calibre to be so unsure in the big moments - he remarked he didnt know whether to go aggressive of passive...He needs to be match tough - to gain back the shot selection he is known for. He was hitting the ball well as you say, but he was definitely more aggressive than usual on the big pts - maybe no confidence in his consistency?

his forehand at times was really crazy against marcos but he couldnt quite get a hold of his serve which ultimately cost him in the end.
Good analysis. On all three of his match points, he played a mixture of aggressive and passive tennis. On his third match point, he started the point off in typical Federer-when-haivng-match-point-on-return fashion: i.e. two BH slices. Then he got a really good BH to hit down the line and he was an inch away from hitting a pure winner, but it's rare to see him go for such a shot. He began the point willing to be patient and then unleashed an uncharacteristic shot.

As you say though, he hit some really, really good FH's which is a good sign because his FH in other losses lately hasn't been anything special at all i.e. his loss to Davy in Doha, losses in last year's TMC/WTF, loss to Djoko, loss to Benny, etc.
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The draw for Miami is out:

[1] FEDERER, Roger vs bye
QUALIFIER vs STARACE, Potito
[WC] MOYA, Carlos vs SERRA, Florent
BYE vs [26] MONTANES, Albert

[20] SIMON, Gilles vs bye
ZEBALLOS, Horacio vs SEPPI, Andreas
RAM, Rajeev vs DE BAKKER, Thiemo
BYE vs [16] BERDYCH, Tomas

[10] VERDASCO, Fernando vs bye
KOROLEV, Evgeny vs SELA, Dudi
HANESCU, Victor vs FALLA, Alejandro
BYE vs [23] MELZER, Jurgen

[25] BAGHDATIS, Marcos vs bye
LORENZI, Paolo vs CHELA, Juan Ignacio
ROBERT, Stephane vs BECK, Andreas
bye vs [7] CILIC, Marin

[3]MURRAY, Andy vs bye
FISH, Mardy vs MAYER, Leonardo
LACKO, Lukas vs BERRER, Michael
bye vs [29] LOPEZ, Feliciano

[19] WAWRINKA, Stanislas vs bye
QUALIFIER vs ALMAGRO, Nicolas
QUALIFIER vs QUALIFIER
BYE vs [13] YOUZHNY, Mikhail

[9] GONZALEZ, Fernando vs bye
FOGNINI, Fabio vs QUALIFIER
QUALIFIER vs CUEVAS, Pablo
bye vs [22] MONACO, Juan

[31]TIPSAREVIC, Janko vs bye
PETZSCHNER, Philipp vs QUALIFIER
LUCZAK, Peter vs HERNANDEZ, Oscar
bye vs [5] SODERLING, Robin

[8]TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried vs bye
CLEMENT, Arnaud vs GARCIA-LOPEZ, Guillermo
CHIUDINELLI, Marco vs MAYER, Florian
bye vs [28] KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp

[17] ISNER, John vs bye
QUALIFIER vs RUSSELL, Michael
KOELLERER, Daniel vs ROCHUS, Christophe
bye vs [12] FERRERO, Juan Carlos

[12] FERRER, David vs bye
LLODRA, Michael vs [WC] HARRISON, Ryan
QUALIFIER vs GIMENO-TRAVER, Daniel
bye vs [24]KARLOVIC, Ivo

[30] TROICKI, Viktor vs bye
NALBANDIAN, David vs KUBOT, Lukasz
DENT, Taylor vs QUALIFIER
BYE vs [4] NADAL, Rafael

[6] RODDICK, Andy vs bye
ANDREEV, Igor vs QUALIFIER
HAJEK, Jan vs STAKHOVSKY, Sergiy
bye vs [32] BENNETEAU, Julien

[18] ROBREDO, Tommy vs bye
MATHIEU, Paul-Henri vs QUALIFIER
GREUL, Simon vs BECKER, Benjamin
bye vs [11] LJUBICIC, Ivan

[14] MONFILS, Gael vs bye
SCHWANK, Eduardo vs GICQUEL, Marc
[wc] ANCIC, Mario vs CHARDY, Jeremy
bye vs [21] QUERREY, Sam

[27] BELLUCCI, Thomaz vs bye
KRAJINOVIC, Filip vs BLAKE, James
ROCHUS, Olivier vs GASQUET, Richard
bye vs [2] DJOKOVIC, NOVAK


Good luck Roger
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Best of luck, Roger....Hope you do well in Miami.
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