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Frightening Fernando nullifies Nadal

by SixoneBadger (U4827769) 24 January 2007
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Huge congratulations to Fernando on a great victory today. Isn't it great to see the shot-maker beat the baseline retriever. I hope that Gonzalez can get past Haas for a deserved first GS final.

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posted Jan 25, 2007

I completely agree with aligothers's comment just above!

That was an unbelievable performance by Federer!!! How he can see where the ball lands on the line (or misses the line) clearer than the line judges who are closer and staring right at it, is beyond me! He is like a machine! He shows next to no emotion until the end of the match, he doesn't let his feeling interfere with his play.

He is without a doubt the BEST player I have ever seen play, and to see him play in person is just fantastic!

Can anyone beat Federer? Yes. It has been proven by Nadal on more than once occassion on clay but with Federer's form and the reason that Nadal seems to be the only one to put up a fight (and as just mentioned - ONLY on clay)....the trophy for this grand slam already has Federer's name on it!

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posted Jan 25, 2007

There were moments when i actually felt sorry for A Rod. He had so much hope befor this match giving Kooyong result.The media had actually made him believed it was possible to beat fed,the result is it scares Fed and so he has to pull out his C game(just C,he was using this morning). Moreover Rod is so unlucky each time he faces Fed,because Fed actually consider him as his only true rival which means he is always more focus against Rod,consequently the score line of their matches always seem to suggest Rod is shit,which is not true,poor Rod.
But then what was Rod thinking,He thinks he could just hit in big serves and beat Fed,Connoor must be day dream to let him think that.

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comment by DEbzone (U7215512)

posted Jan 25, 2007

Gonzalez will not be able to beat Federer considering that he has never done it before and is not going to do it in his first grand slam fina, but he will put up a better performance than Roddick did, that was humiliating . Federer's got a huge psychological advantage over Roddick all the talk about the gap between them only motivated him more, he never looks troubled against Roddick but you should observe him against Nadal or even Nalbandian he gets slightly flustered then

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comment by nik (U2197344)

posted Jan 25, 2007

I think the game against Roddick says it all - no one can beat Federer when he plays like this.

The others are left to challenge for #2. I don't like Roddick much but today I really felt sorry for him. I think Fed did too when he let him have the 2nd game for 5-2 in the 3rd - he was giving that to him intentionally, I am sure of it.

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posted Jan 25, 2007

Its not always about Fighting.
When football was about fighting,England won the world cup.Now a days its about know how and who has got "IT".
The fighting days of Tennis are now gone and Nadal hasnt got "IT"
Come-on look at federer in action and u'll understand what i mean.
Rod in this form will beat any body. Nadal could not cope with Gonzo serves. he loses not because he was injured(which he never was)otherwise did u ever see him return Gonzo serves even through the first and second said when he pressumably wasnt injured yet?
you need a complete game,Rod is got the most devastating serve in the game,yet see how ordinary Fed made them look.look at the shots making,the flair.

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comment by G K (U3836779)

posted Jan 25, 2007

Federer and Gonzalez are the form players at the moment.

Final between them would make some viewing.

However I have a bit of a soft spot for Mad Tommy, so I'm not going to bet against him...

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posted Jan 25, 2007

Cnts_Lucia

tell me,does watching Nadal makes u wanna go buy a racket?
because thats exactly what watching federer makes me wanna do. And thats the effect those with the XFactor have on people.

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posted Jan 25, 2007

Didn't see the Roddick match, as I was at work.

Neither did hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren who have Digital, and might have been inspired to pick up a tennis racket.

Is there some special reason why the BBC can't repeat historic and spectatular matches like this at times when people are in?

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posted Jan 25, 2007

Fed is a great player, may even be the greatest ever. Unfortunately the current standard of men's tennis is very poor - nothing like Sampras's or Borg's - so it is really hard to tell. We need three things to happen.

1. Murray to keep improving, and quick.

2. Nadal to be more assertive. His coaching bench are short on ideas. A change may be an idea. I think Nadal is the best player I've seen when firing on all cylinders.

3. A handful more great players to come along. Someone like McEnroe would be ideal, who could go at Federer with a net game.


Great player as he his Federer has had it easy the past 4 years, with only Nadal as a contender.

Mecir was an outstanding clay court player and nearly as good as Borg and Nadal, despite the fact he won nothing. And there is the crux. He lacked nerve and was a bit of a loser. He had Edberg on the rack in a Wimbledon semi years ago and choked it. I say this regretfully as he was my favourite all time player to watch.

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posted Jan 25, 2007

Orthorim

You spotted that too.I thought Fed delibrately hit that ball on the net that won Rod the point for his 2 game in the third set.
That was spot on

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