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Old 12-03-2011, 03:49 AM   #1
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Default Lendl not impressed by Fed's late season surge?

When Lendl was asked what he has made of Federer's past two months, in the wake of blowing match points against Djokovic at the U.S. Open for the second straight year, he replied: "People tend to overthink all of this. Let's see what happens in Australia."



To me that pretty much says he doesn't make much of roger winning the last 3 events carrying into Australia perhaps like bet you won't see it continue come AO 2012 watch and see. Just a vibe I got from how it was phrased.
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Default Re: Lendl not impressed by Fed's late season surge?

Practically every player other than Federer was tired for these last few tournaments. You'll see the outcome when Federer has to face fully fresh opponents the beginning of next year.
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Default Re: Lendl not impressed by Fed's late season surge?

All those clowns saying Federer could win 3 slams next year should have their freedom of speech taken away.

Good to see Lendl is still not senile.
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Default Re: Lendl not impressed by Fed's late season surge?

Not much to be impressed by.. Bottom line, the YEC doesn't carry nearly the same prestige anymore compared to the when the top dogs were scratching and crawling for it 20-30 years ago. Fed had a good late season surge here.. But Fed is held to a high standard really.. And the past 2 years, his main surge have came at the very end of the season when the other guys are burned out, injured, just picking up some extra cash.

I don't believe Nole cared about the YEC at all.. It was obvious.. Judging by the way Nadal has upped his game at the Davis Cup contrasted to the YEC, he didn't seem to care as much either.
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Default Re: Lendl not impressed by Fed's late season surge?

Lendl is correct. In the grand scheme of things, only the GSs matter. But IMO it's important for Fed to have these victories so that he'll continue to have hope that he can add to that GS total. I don't think he could go almost 2 years not winning any thing and falling down the rankings as Pete did and continue to play. He's got a wife and 2 kids - it's a lot harder to keep working hard. It'll get harder too as the twins reach pre-school/kindergarten age (activities, friends, etc.) - when they're young, mom and dad are enough.
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"Federer's victory took him past Pete Sampras and Ivan Lendl's tally of five Tour Finals crowns and also equalled Lendl's record 39 match wins in the event."
http://articles.timesofindia.indiati...ilfried-tsonga

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Default Re: Lendl not impressed by Fed's late season surge?

Federer will do good in the AO. One of main concerns Federer would have was his fitness concerns, considering he is 30. but the way he has performed at the Year end is quite impressive. He was dishing out tennis lessons to blokes who were 4 or 5 years younger. This was important as it shows his fitness level still holds up well.
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"Federer's victory took him past Pete Sampras and Ivan Lendl's tally of five Tour Finals crowns and also equalled Lendl's record 39 match wins in the event."
http://articles.timesofindia.indiati...ilfried-tsonga

Somebody's got his panties in a knot about his name dropping down in the record books
Not at all, just you being hypersensitive.
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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
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Default Re: Lendl not impressed by Fed's late season surge?

I don't think Lendl was being sincere, knowing him well, he was just displaying his cold behavior. If it was someone else saying this, maybe I would have agreed to an extent.
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"Federer's victory took him past Pete Sampras and Ivan Lendl's tally of five Tour Finals crowns and also equalled Lendl's record 39 match wins in the event."
http://articles.timesofindia.indiati...ilfried-tsonga

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Default Re: Lendl not impressed by Fed's late season surge?

Lendl is telling it how it is. Slams count.

Fed got a masters he never made even a final in.
Another WTF title, taking the record for wins there.
Really good additions to his resume.

He got a decent year because of his late run.

But for sure, lets see what he does at the AO.
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Default Re: Lendl not impressed by Fed's late season surge?

At this later stage of Federer's career it's about the Slams even more so than before.

It's alright when Federer answers a question honestly, but not ok when someone else does it. Can't have it both ways.
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Not much to be impressed by.. Bottom line, the YEC doesn't carry nearly the same prestige anymore compared to the when the top dogs were scratching and crawling for it 20-30 years ago. Fed had a good late season surge here.. But Fed is held to a high standard really.. And the past 2 years, his main surge have came at the very end of the season when the other guys are burned out, injured, just picking up some extra cash.

I don't believe Nole cared about the YEC at all.. It was obvious.. Judging by the way Nadal has upped his game at the Davis Cup contrasted to the YEC, he didn't seem to care as much either.
Every player cares about the WTF.
It's just that Djokovic couldn't do anything about it, he was either worn out and/or still not completely over his injury.

Nadal also wanted this one badly but the surface is just not good for him though he still has time.

Prestige matters but you still have to win and the WTF is one tough tournament no matter what the prestige.

Besides, Fed had the same struggles as everyone else this year.
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I remember very well when, a few years ago, when Roger just started to threaten a few of the records, a bitter Lendl was calling for all of us to be pacient and to wait for Roger's future to unfold. He had the numbers on his side back then: Usopen consecutive finals, Wtf finals and many more, and Roger's numbers were just starting to increase...Now things are changed, but not Lendl's bitterness...

Anyway, I agree that Roger needs to win a slam in order to proove he still has it, but one thing I am sure of. When that will happen (and I am sure it will happen at some point in the future), the detractors will find lots'of excuses: burn out opponents, easy draw, bad schedule, bad weather, Berdych and Tsonga choking, old injuries of we know who....So I cannot care less about Lendl and all the haters on MTF...
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