Watched his quarterfinal match in Monte Carlo against Dusan Lajovic, I found him to be a little cocky but probably because he was playing at home, but game wise nothing impressive except that he retrieves a lot of balls. Roger Federer takes the ball very early, he knows how to beat this kind of players.
No. He doesn’t. His game is interchangeable with about 50 other players and really nothing special. Federer gonna kill him with powerful forehands and his variety. If his level dips one set could become close though. I’d say 6:3, 6:2, 7:5 or something like that
When Sonego first started showing real promise, it was on hard courts. At least that's my memory of him. Never did I think back then that he would be any good on clay. But he's improved his decision making and now is able to stay in long rallies and find ways to win. Still, I don't see him beating Federer unless he makes this a long, long match. 2 hard ones and one easy set for Federer - 3-0.
Steve Fink: "Who is the best player, not just on record but on ability?"
Pat Cash: "𝐃𝐣𝐨𝐤𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐜, he's a freak, he beats other 2 on their best surfaces. Hard to go passed the reality of head to head wins. At his best he's unstoppable."
I've met Pat. Great guy.
Played one set singles with my...
A thrilling match and a turning point in Federer's career. He went into the season-ending tournament as the Wimbledon champ and with a very slim chance of finishing the year as #1. But he was drawn in a very tough group stacked with bogey players: Agassi (against whom he had a 0-3 H2H)...
Sitting here w/ no live tennis, just happened to catch highlights of their match on AO classics show & pretty entertaining esp. the 4th set TB w/ Nadal’s lefty FH still evolving & pro Aussie crowd clearly flustering Nadal which is opposite of what happens today. Funny to see not only the green...
We were looking for that great QF. Federer needed to beat Tommy Robredo (LOL) and the in-form Nadal needed to beat Kohlschreiber.
But it wasnt meant to be as Tommy Robredo ate Roger Federer alive.
Where does this rank?