Reminded me a bit of their 15 encounter here. Federer very consistent. Coric with the occasional money shot especially from the backhand side, but not on a regular basis and some very strange errors in the mix. Federer was good but not outstanding. At least he didn’t face a bp today. Serving was awesome
Unlike the first three victories, this one was immensely satisfying.
That was god-mode Federer in the 1st set with an absolutely stunning array of shot making, and then he closed the match like a rock star. Doing this at his age? Unbelievable. We fed fans are truly blessed.
Oh wow. Tsitsipas better watch out. We're seeing Fed in his 2017-esque form. Hopefully that's a good final. As far as Fed, I'm thinking his chances of taking IW are higher than I thought. Djokovic/Fed final(if they're on opposite sides) could be very possible.
As his opponent, this match is sort of indication that Coric has regressed from his 2018 form. Starting to wonder if Coric will be a very inconsistent player throughout his career where he'll have some great seasons and some mediocre seasons alternating year after year.
Federer winning a match in straight sets and without getting broken. That’s a rarity nowadays so we should cherish this win. A very solid performance from Federer after three below par performances. Coric was rubbish but Federer was solid. I am just glad that Federer played a good match for once and didn’t lose three in a row to Coric. Can you imagine if that happened lol? Hopefully #100 tomorrow, so we can put this whole talk about 100 titles behind us.
We as Fed fans, seeing haters like you diminish his greatness at 38yo after matches like this, can't feel more than joy and be fortunate to enjoy what are the last glimpses of brillancy of the best player who has ever stepped on a tennis court.
Those touches of genius, those magnificent dropshots, the halfvolleys basically all over the court, the majestic volleys from the net, these are all a feast for all Fed fans.
We are witnessing history, relax lad and join us. :wink2:
Player with better distribution of strenght throughout the tournament won.
Of course Coric was tired. But come on: he is 22, Federer 37.
And Federer was returning better in this one than in previous rounds.
2015, Dubai - RF/BC 6:2, 6:1 Federer 33 years old
2019, Dubai - RF/BC 6:2, 6:2 Federer 37 years old - haha
Does saying Coric was tired say more about Fed or about Coric? How are you tired playing 4 Bo3 matches at an ATP 500? How does someone like Coric ever expect a deep slam run or a slam title if he's getting tired after a few Bo3s?
Only Borg (x3), Dal (x2), Rogie (x1) and Rod Laver (x1) did it. Borg and Laver are the most impressive since the transition was from grass to clay, instead of a mere change in color (e.g. green to red).
Was it Borg? I am sure Borg is till now the only player who could play any style of tennis, and play along any side of the court(inside the baseline, outside, at the net etc).
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With all of the free time, I have created some tennis trivia questions. I think they are fairly difficult, although I may be proven wrong by some of the trivia experts on MTF. If you answer the question correctly, you can pick the next topic.
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