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Old 03-26-2012, 05:37 PM   #421
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Confidence-wise, I think Federer is ready for Djokovic. I remember him after the AO SF saying he wanted to win because he liked his chances to do something in the final.

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You know, I mean, I was slightly disappointed, obviously, you know, leaving center court, because I, you know, felt like my game was good, you know, and I could have done something in the finals potentially.

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Obviously I would have loved to have come through and, you know, gotten a crack, a chance at winning the title here again. (source)
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:46 PM   #422
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2011 US Open Djokovic
2011 Roland Garros Federer
2011 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells Djokovic
2011 Dubai Djokovic
2011 Australian Open Djokovic
2010 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals Federer
2010 Basel Federer
2010 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Shanghai Federer
2010 US Open Djokovic
2010 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Canada Federer


Last 10 matches are even with each player winning 5 matches.
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:08 PM   #423
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i think fed owes him a little ass kicking after giving him the match at the last u.s. open. so some measure of revenge may be at play.
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:17 PM   #424
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I understand the last 10 matches have been split. But those matches other than clay have been on faster surfaces where fed has the most chance. Here in miami its a slow center court. Then at night the humidity goes up from mid 30's in the day to mid 50 to 60's at 7-9pm, which is the time they will most likely play if they both make it to the semis on friday night.

If this were a faster court, yeah of course I'd be giving fed a great shot. I just think the slow court and the fact they'll be playing on a humid filled night will give a big edge to nole. Let's see.
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so is this surface faster than the RG clay last year? i seem to recall that he pretty much dominated him on that slow red clay. and on top of that, no-djok was the in-form player with all the confidence in the world.

does the surface really matter that much? are you giving players any credit for their games?

it aint about the dance floor with him. it is about the dance.
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:49 PM   #426
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so is this surface faster than the RG clay last year? i seem to recall that he pretty much dominated him on that slow red clay. and on top of that, no-djok was the in-form player with all the confidence in the world.

does the surface really matter that much? are you giving players any credit for their games?

it aint about the dance floor with him. it is about the dance.
Maybe RG with the Babolat balls(light and fast) and a very thin layer of clay that they rarely water is now fast clay? RG looked like Fed's best slam last year. He looked like the better player of the tournament until he played Nadal. Take out Nadal and Fed wins RG this year. Can't say the same about the other 3 slams. Even if you take out Nadal, other players can beat Federer at AO(Nole), Wimbledon(Tsonga, Berdych?) and USO(Nole).
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:40 PM   #427
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First of all: You can never count Federer out of the slams. He has proven it in the last USO, AO and RG, Federer is still a big gun in slams, even with the 5-set format and the 2 week of intense tennis.
You can never count him out of Wimbledon or USO, even vs Nadal. It's a possible scenario Federer beating Nadal in those surfaces.

Second. Federer almost won over Djokovic in USO, and since then, Federer is playing way better than 2011, and Djokovic is playing worse. I think it's possible for Federer to be the favorite one and to win the SF match.
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:39 PM   #428
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so is this surface faster than the RG clay last year? i seem to recall that he pretty much dominated him on that slow red clay. and on top of that, no-djok was the in-form player with all the confidence in the world.

does the surface really matter that much? are you giving players any credit for their games?

it aint about the dance floor with him. it is about the dance.
Clay is a little different. Let's forget that was the match of the year and arguably fed was playing very high level in the match and serving extremely well. Clay disrupts nole ability to defend as well because he cannot push off like he can on hard courts otherwise he'll slip. Fed moves well on clay and slides exceptionally well. This reduces djokovic's biggest weapon which is his movement and defense. Hence federer has a 3-1 head to head lead on nole on clay.

This all changes on hard courts. Look at the end of the day roger has been holding serve great. He's winning a ton on both his first and second serves. The slow, humid conditions only help nole get more balls in play and give roger less free points. Let's see what happens. Obviously with federer he's always got a chance.


In my opinion, playing nole in a place as humid and slow as miami let alone a night match is about as tough a match fed can ask for against nole because nole will get even more balls back then he normally does and fed will have an even harder time getting free, cheap points on serve.
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so you sweating bullets and shitting bricks already and you dont even have to leave your house for this match?

a friendly reminder: its fed who is going into battle. you think he will be going in with your mentality?

you just stay put. nobody can harm you if you keep your doors locked and secure.
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:59 PM   #430
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First of all: You can never count Federer out of the slams. He has proven it in the last USO, AO and RG, Federer is still a big gun in slams, even with the 5-set format and the 2 week of intense tennis.
You can never count him out of Wimbledon or USO, even vs Nadal. It's a possible scenario Federer beating Nadal in those surfaces.

Second. Federer almost won over Djokovic in USO, and since then, Federer is playing way better than 2011, and Djokovic is playing worse. I think it's possible for Federer to be the favorite one and to win the SF match.
You can't count Fed out but you can notice the general trend he's shown when a slam match goes to 5 sets. He lost to Tsonga and Djokovic last year in 5 sets and if the French open went to 5 then Djokovic would have won it probably.
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:20 PM   #431
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so where exactly does #74 happen folks?

miami, madrid, halle (germany), or wimbledon?
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Why did you skip Roland Garros?
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i think you know why. but i will give you the answer anyway:

clay warrior.

he has a stranglehold on the title there this year and the next. you cant stop him. not at a RG final.
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You can't count Fed out but you can notice the general trend he's shown when a slam match goes to 5 sets. He lost to Tsonga and Djokovic last year in 5 sets and if the French open went to 5 then Djokovic would have won it probably.
Vs Tsonga, I think it was pure luck, Federer played better the first 2 sets, but Jo is a great, great player and he had chances to beat Nole... But 2011 was Nole's year.
What you say about Roland Garros is false IMO, Djokovic couldn't close the 4th set, and Fed outplayed him in most of the match.

And about the USO, even in 5 sets, Fed deserved to win and he choked really bad, like Murray this AO. Things went to Djokovic side this time, but you must be so fuckin blind if you think Fed couldn't win 5-set matches.
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In Miami offcourse And Wimby will be #78
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