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Old 10-21-2007, 03:43 PM   #316
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Well~~~~so much for that!
Roger was out played.
Nalbanian played a great match and he deserved the win.

So I guess we'll see another little *plate*~
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Old 10-21-2007, 03:49 PM   #317
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I want the old Roger back that saved his best for the finals. Nalbandian did play well today, but I was shaking my head during the second and third sets because Roger did have his chances. Yet he didn't look like someone who was trying to win the match.
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Old 10-21-2007, 03:49 PM   #318
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Roger's level in finals has really dropped. And no excuses with the wind today. It was simply sh*t in the last 2 sets.
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I did not expect this, but David played great for large parts and he deserved to win this. Congrats to him.
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Old 10-21-2007, 03:55 PM   #320
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I want the old Roger back that saved his best for the finals. Nalbandian did play well today, but I was shaking my head during the second and third sets because Roger did have his chances. Yet he didn't look like someone who was trying to win the match.
BS. Fed was outplayed from the baseline in the last 2 sets.

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Old 10-21-2007, 04:00 PM   #321
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who is the guy is sitting beside mirka?
and i forgot the name of roger's fittness trainer???????
I hear this guy is his new fitness trainer.
Correct me if I'm wrong.
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Old 10-21-2007, 04:04 PM   #322
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The 3rd set in this looked liked the old Roger vs. Dave matches. Fed played well in the 2nd set I thought and I think he figured he would wrap it up, but Davey upped his level. There are not very many players (if any) that would've won the 2nd set against Fed today. He had Federer worried by the third and that was that. Too bad it wasn't best of 5 as it would've been entertaining to see what would have happened.
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Old 10-21-2007, 04:10 PM   #323
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roger played good in the first set ,but guess he felt that he can win easily so he lost his focus and committed a lot of bh ufs,he didnt try to change the rythum he just let nalby take the control , i felt that he didnt have the winnig spirit to win ,jst didnt try hard he had many chances but he didnt take it
nalby played great specially in the 2nd and the 3rd,he didnt give roger ufs to use
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Looking at the stats Roger and Fat Dave won the same # of points in the match - 78. If only Roger had taken one of those chances where he was up 30-0 on Fat Dave's serve. I think he was in that position 2 or 3 times over the course of the 2nd and 3rd sets.
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Roger played okay today but nothing fantastic and Dave was just better. Off the ground, fantastic play from Nalbandian in the last two sets. He's so damn good at taking the ball early and moving it around and it's easy to see how good he can be when he plays like this. Federer didn't serve well enough in the third set. I wish Roger had taken pace off the ball and placed it better instead of trying to hit through Nalbandian. The pace really just allowed Nalby to counterpunch away and dominate the rallies in the last two sets. No excuses though, full credit to David out there, he was the better man today.
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roger made 35 ufs tooooooooooooo much roger
no excuse
he played great all the weak,but today nalby was better
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Federer will be fine.

The biggest change in the match came when federer started slicing the bh too much. Nalbandian took control and ran fed ragged. Federer started pressing and trying to hit harder and harder. Nalbandian just served too well and didn't do federer any favors in the final set.

Nalbandian hasn't served this well + played well on the baseline. A year ago, if bandy plays well on the baseline, this would go to a tiebreak. But he defn had more pop and his hitting his spots consistently. A few times, federer was totally stuck in his tracks.
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He had Federer worried by the third and that was that.
This is what bothers me. I didn't see any fire in Roger's belly in that third set. No 'come on', no fist pump no nothing. Nalbandian looked fired up, Roger looked like he wanted to be somewhere else.
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I want the old Roger back that saved his best for the finals. Nalbandian did play well today, but I was shaking my head during the second and third sets because Roger did have his chances. Yet he didn't look like someone who was trying to win the match.
Can't agree with you here... there was just NOTHING he could do, he tried his best to be aggressive, but Nalby only forced more errors out of him. Hence all those wide FH shots. Nalby deserves ALL the credits for his victory today, no excuses from Fedfans I think - and I didn't see Rogi's reaction after the match, but I've read that he too gave Nalby all credits by stating that he simply was completely outplaying him (Rogi is always a good loser! )

The only thing that got me truly worried is that I thought that Rogi looked very unconcentrated, irritated, perhaps even frustrated today. Not a good sign, I'd rather not see the Return of Headcase!Roger...
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