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Federer just flat out dominating today. Has a pretty good shot at taking Djokovic if he plays like this. Djokovic got rained out for now since he's got the outdoor court. Murray up next under the roof.
Anyone else watching?
This post has been edited 3 times, most recently by Noah 21 months ago
They talking like Djokovic has already won...
Walking up these hills you have no choice but to be fast!
They might be, but if Fed plays like he did today, I wouldn't bet against him. I'm hoping Fed can pull it out, but we'll see. Djokovic is about to win as well, never even realized he restarted. Setting up for a great match Friday.
I'd be surprised if Federer beat Djokovic, this is the first time he has really been impressive the entire tournament and there is no holes in Djokovic's game for him to exploit.
Hey Trojans, LSU's 74 are better than your 75.
Federer's a boss and I feel kinda bad for his opponent, dude's getting abused
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everytime these guys play its an unreal match but just dont think Fed has enough on grass to beat the guy
Ehh, grass is Fed's best surface. I think it's his best shot of the four majors. Definitely hoping for another great match.
thanks as i didnt state my thought clearly about the subject : just saying that i still dont think he can beat the guy even playing on grass and as well as he's playing right now ; years ago maybe but right now Djokovic is playing too well
Might be true. Wouldn't really surprise me to see it go either way, but Djokovic is definitely the favorite. Roger might be a bit more confident than at the French, where he knew even if he won, he had to play Nadal in the final and almost certainly would have lost. Here, he has the confidence boost that if he wins the semi, he's the heavy favorite in the final.
should be amazing either way ...the winner of the match will have the inside to the title thats for sure ....+1
Djokavic's superior backhand is the problem for Federer. It's too stinking good regardless of where you put it. If you get the ball high enough on Rogers backhand, he can't generate the massive power with the one-hander that Novak can with two hands on the racket. When they are basically even up in all other phases of their game, this becomes a really big deal.
Fed is going to have to step in and take big returns all day long in order to win. But that's what I'm rooting for. Love his game and want to see him snag one or two more majors before he hangs it up. When I watched Sampras and Agassi play in the 90's I thought it was the golden age of tennis. Never thought that three guys would immediately come and one-up them with even better tennis!!!
This post was edited by MichiganFan 21 months ago
I feel you on that. Grew up on Agassi Sampras (and am convinced I'll never see a better match than their 2001 US Open Quarter) and it's tough for me to admit how these guys raised tennis to another level, but I know it's true. The biggest problem is none of the 3 have the personality Agassi had or the storyline he brought (from top to rock bottom and back again). Nadal and Djokovic aren't the most likable and Fed is a gentleman of the game, so it doesn't have the same appeal. Still love watching Federer on the court when he's on his game.
Murray really trying to battle here
I wish he wasn't so mentally weak, you see his head go down, his shoulders slouch and he trudges back to the baseline to serve/receive after every unforced error, he needs to put his mistakes out of his mind.
Murray takes the 2nd set to even it at 1 set it all. This match has 5 sets written all over it
Found that big first serve just in time right there
Never understood why players try to hit balls on the volley when they aren't even close to the net, let it bounce it make it an infinitely easier shot.
glad he is back in it
Murray closes out the 3rd set, it would be disappointing if he isn't able to win from here, Ferrer looking a little off the pace in the past 10 minutes or so.
That was an awesome match in 2001. But I enjoyed the Federer/Nadal Wimbledon final that finished as night fell even more. The level of play that day was so high, and their level of conditioning was unreal.
So, I'll throw this out for anyone who wants to give their two cents. How many majors do Federer, Nadal, and Djokavic each end up with? Here's where they are right now:
Federer (30 years old) - 16 majors currently
Nadal (26 years old) - 11 majors currently
Djokavic (25 years old) - 5 majors currently
Here's where I think they end up:
Federer - 17 majors (I think there will be some major where Djokavic AND Nadal get upset, and Fed plows through the field, but historically, you don't really win majors after 30, so it's gonna be tough. As good as Federer is, winning another title is going to be brutally tough with the talent the younger guys now possess.)
Nadal - 16 majors (I'm giving him 3 more French titles, because is just a beast on clay. I think he takes two other slams. Or I could see him only taking 2 more French titles, but being able to snag 3 others. It really comes down to his knees as the years go by)
Djokavic - 13 majors (I think he can average two more majors for the next 4 years, which would add 8 more to the 5 he's already got. I think the biggest factor for him is whether some guy we've never even heard of comes on the scene and challenges him as he ages, kinda like Nadal did for Federer, and like Djokavic has done to Nadal)
OK, give me your predictions everyone!
Yeah, that's a tough one. I'm a tennis coach, and a few of my players have been taught that shot by the pros at our club in town. They teach it to the kids because it improves their movement and their overall ability to hit huge topspin. The problem is it gets overused in actual matches. In my opinion, it is a good teaching tool, but it should be left on the practice courts.
Having to follow this at work kinda blows, but it looks like Roger's playing well, winning his service games quickly and making Djokovic fight for his.
Federer breaks Djokovic early in the 4th.
That 3rd set was awesome.
Definitely, the serve has been a huge difference in the match so far. Novac just can't seem to return consistently enough to push for breaks. Lovin what I'm seeing.
Haven't seen Djokovic make this many unforced errors in about two years.
Fed seems to be really going now...
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