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Alejandro D
05-30-2007, 09:47 AM
There's still a long way to go, but they're in collision course. Fed comes from beating Nadal on clay for the first time and is determined to win the french. Cañas is fit, playing great and winning in straights. They played their 2previous matches on hard. Will Willy win his third consecutive match over Federer? I believe he will do it again.

Baghdatis72
05-30-2007, 09:50 AM
I don't think Canas will reach SF but if he does then the match will be delicious. If he beats Federer then Canas will become the destroyer of Federer's by destroying his chances to do the Grand Slam this year and after beating him twice in a row in 2 MS events he was defending.

Alejandro D
05-30-2007, 09:59 AM
I don't think Canas will reach SF.

His next 2 matches look "easy", but he'd had to play QF against Davydenko or Nalbandian.

8PAQ
05-30-2007, 10:19 AM
There's still a long way to go, but they're in collision course. Fed comes from beating Nadal on clay for the first time and is determined to win the french. Cañas is fit, playing great and winning in straights. They played their 2previous matches on hard. Will Willy win his third consecutive match over Federer? I believe he will do it again.

Fed will take him down in straights. One tie break in the worst case. So something like 6-3 6-2 7-6 will be as good as it gets for Cañas.

javier sergio
05-30-2007, 10:25 AM
Fed will take him down in straights. One tie break in the worst case. So something like 6-3 6-2 7-6 will be as good as it gets for Cañas.


my friend is really difficult to predict what is going to happen but I can tell you that Canas knows how to beat Fed and Fed also knows that.
Canas is not afraid at all of Fed as well as Nalbandian is, that gives them a little something to start very confident against this MAESTRO.

8PAQ
05-30-2007, 10:30 AM
my friend is really difficult to predict what is going to happen but I can tell you that Canas knows how to beat Fed and Fed also knows that.
Canas is not afraid at all of Fed as well as Nalbandian is, that gives them a little something to start very confident against this MAESTRO.

It wasn't your typical Fed that lost to Canas. Typical Fed is back. Typical Fed smokes guys like Canas.

fastdunn
05-30-2007, 10:45 AM
Actually Canas' draw is faning out pretty nicely and Canas has
pretty good record against Davydenko or Nalbandian.

For some reasons, Federer was bothered by Canas forehand which
is somewhat awkward looking and often unreadable on which way he goes.
But AFAIK Canas has some kind of leg injury.

oscar_2424
05-30-2007, 10:47 AM
Canas would beat Fed in 5 sets.

dh003i
05-30-2007, 11:16 AM
Federer just beat Nadal; he'll easily beat Canas, who has nothing that Nadal doesn't have.

Baghdatis72
05-30-2007, 11:26 AM
His next 2 matches look "easy", but he'd had to play QF against Davydenko or Nalbandian.

Yeah and that would be a difficult match to win.

Fed will take him down in straights. One tie break in the worst case. So something like 6-3 6-2 7-6 will be as good as it gets for Cañas.

No way! He would at least win a set.

federerfanatic
05-30-2007, 11:28 AM
I dont think Canas even reached the quarters to lose to Davydenko. He probably loses in 1 of the next 2 rounds.

ACE of Hearts
05-30-2007, 11:37 AM
U heard it here, Canas will lose to Vliegen.I said Tipsarevic would beat Safin, now this is my second prediction.

Kim
05-30-2007, 11:46 AM
Fed will EAT Canas now. He was distracted when he lost to Canas.

8PAQ
05-30-2007, 11:50 AM
Yeah and that would be a difficult match to win.



No way! He would at least win a set.

No I am pretty sure Canas is not winning any sets against Fed this time around.

Zaragoza
05-30-2007, 11:52 AM
Fed will EAT Canas now. He was distracted when he lost to Canas.

No, Cañas was better. Believe me, Fed wasn´t distracted in Miami after losing to him in the previous tournament.
I read the same comments about Fed-Cañas before the Miami match and Cañas beat him again. Cañas CAN beat Federer if they play in the FO. Some fans should respect Cañas a little more after beating Fed twice in a row.

federerfanatic
05-30-2007, 12:06 PM
Fed was going through a bad slump during his 2 losses to Canas, and he still should have won the second match hands down but let it slip away with so many opportunities. He is no longer going through a slump so I would see no reason to lose. Maybe 1 set to Canas if he is lucky and Fed is a bit off. I give Canas very little chance to even reach the semis anyway though so it is moot.

morten
05-30-2007, 01:03 PM
Many people think Canas is a greater claycourter, well he is not, his movement is not as good as the best claycourters and his shots are not as spinny. He reminds me of Hewitt, well i think Hewitt is better at the moment. He has not got a weapon on clay, well he is damn good on hard and grass though.

Batoussai
05-30-2007, 01:10 PM
His next 2 matches look "easy", but he'd had to play QF against Davydenko or Nalbandian.

Vliegen beat Gasquet today to make it to Canas... I wouldn't call him chanceless...

By the way; interesting stats of the match Canas Bolleli (?)

Winners Canas: 5
Unforced Errors Bolleli: 68

Seems Canas just frustrates the crap out of his opponents getting as many moonballs back as possible... He can handle long matches because he's

DOPED!

Baghdatis72
05-30-2007, 01:21 PM
No I am pretty sure Canas is not winning any sets against Fed this time around.

Okay then we'll just have to wait and see for ourselves but I believe otherwise.

jmsx521
05-30-2007, 03:22 PM
If Canas beats Federer... Canas needs to hire a body-guard for messing with the #1, en route to his journey of becoming the greatest one ever.

ChiefAce
05-30-2007, 03:42 PM
If he gets by Vliegen I predict Juan Monaco to end it if they meet in the 4th round. Monaco is playing really well and took Fed to three sets in Hamburg. Canas showed he can get tired in his matches with both Fed and Nadal, if he gets by Davy Fed will run him until he can't breathe. Fed will beat him on dirt if it happens at this French Open.

Alejandro D
05-30-2007, 09:14 PM
Fed will EAT Canas now.

God, I hope not. With all those doping acusations, Roger might end up testing positive :D

No, seriously, have you seen him playing lately? He's even scoring aces :-o (22 so far) and his service was never very good. I think Willy is playing better than at P.O. and Miami. Sure, Fed can beat him, but don't expect bagels or straight sets. And if Fed is a little off, like in the third set with Ascione, Cañas will beat him for the third time in a row.

TheNatural
05-30-2007, 09:41 PM
that wouldnt surprise me, since he beat Hewitt on clay this year.

U heard it here, Canas will lose to Vliegen.I said Tipsarevic would beat Safin, now this is my second prediction.

baseliner87
05-30-2007, 10:41 PM
don't think so.

Alejandro D
06-03-2007, 11:14 AM
U heard it here, Canas will lose to Vliegen.I said Tipsarevic would beat Safin, now this is my second prediction.

Well, Cañas didn't lose to Vliegen and my dreamed SF got closer.

psamp14
06-03-2007, 11:23 AM
i actually think canas has a fair shot of getting to the semis now, but davydenko's no cake-walk....he's made the semis before and he's a workhorse....i'm predicting davydenko over canas in a good 4 set match

J-man
06-03-2007, 11:24 AM
I second PSamp14

herosol
06-03-2007, 11:36 AM
uhm how about. kthxbai.

davydenko is going to win? lol

ChiefAce
06-03-2007, 12:02 PM
Everyone knows Davy is no pushover on clay, Davy in 4 over Canas.

The Victor
06-03-2007, 12:09 PM
Davydenko is a hard worker and a solid tennis player, I hope he prevails in a well played match over Canas.
Still, if we do get to a Fed-Canas SF, it'd be nice to see some controlled agression from Roger, a la Hamburg 2007 - the look in Fed's face when he beat Nadal still haunts me to this day - LOL :D

Baghdatis72
06-03-2007, 12:09 PM
Shouldn't this be in the Pro Match results section so that we can discuss things as players progress?

Gugarocks
06-03-2007, 01:31 PM
Federer faces Robredo first. I saw him at RG last week and I was very impressed. He demolished Tipsarevic in 3 short sets and he made no errors at all. It's going to be a very tough test for Fed.

J-man
06-03-2007, 01:33 PM
I pick Federer in straight sets. Just because Tommy played one good match it doesn't mean he can keep up that good form. He's not that type of player

NamRanger
06-03-2007, 05:22 PM
I pick Federer in straight sets. Just because Tommy played one good match it doesn't mean he can keep up that good form. He's not that type of player


He doesn't have the firepower to keep up with Federer. Federer is too consistent and too good with his angles for Robredo to be any trouble to him. Robredo is just your typical clay court player.

J-man
06-03-2007, 05:27 PM
Yes for sure. When it comes to game to game Federer beats Robredo completley.

javier sergio
06-03-2007, 05:45 PM
It wasn't your typical Fed that lost to Canas. Typical Fed is back. Typical Fed smokes guys like Canas.

I believe Fed should smoke something different than Cañas, I sure this will be Cañas third victory over Fed this year.

tennis_hand
06-03-2007, 05:45 PM
Robredo doesn't have the game to challenge Fed, but it could be a 4-set match when Robredo is on. Robredo is a better of himself on clay.

morten
06-04-2007, 03:22 AM
Davydenko will beat Canas for sure IMO. And Robredos spin will be a force for Fed on the red clay.

Baghdatis72
06-04-2007, 03:29 AM
Davydenko will beat Canas for sure IMO. And Robredos spin will be a force for Fed on the red clay.

Something like 6-4 7-5 6-1 for Davydenko?

Fedexeon
06-04-2007, 03:42 AM
Davydenko has bigger shots than Canas and i don't think Davydenko will be frustrated by Canas, he's a consistent type of player.

Baghdatis72
06-04-2007, 03:48 AM
Wow this forum hates Canas a lot :o
Could be because he beat Federer twice this year and also because many think that Canas is using steroids even though the committee has declared him innocent.
Well if you can't beat them you have to hate them I guess :lol:

Blade0324
06-04-2007, 08:06 AM
Anyone else think that if we get to a Canas Fed. SF that Fed. might overlook him looking ahead to Nadal and get a good ***** kicking. Canas is in Federer's head just like Nadal. I'm sure I'll get all kinds of crap for saying this but this is not Federer's year to win the French.

oscar_2424
06-04-2007, 09:35 AM
if they play, Canas will beat federer in 5 sets.

Baghdatis72
06-04-2007, 09:45 AM
if they play, Canas will beat federer in 5 sets.

Hmm it would be interesting to watch.

danb
06-04-2007, 10:02 AM
if they play, Canas will beat federer in 5 sets.

The semi will be 4 or 5 sets and Canas will win. Fed cannot take out Canas.

fastdunn
06-04-2007, 11:22 AM
Many people think Canas is a greater claycourter, well he is not, his movement is not as good as the best claycourters and his shots are not as spinny.

That is a good point. Maybe Federer is much more of claycourter than Canas.

tennislife
06-04-2007, 03:11 PM
that would be cool

Kobble
06-04-2007, 03:18 PM
Canas will stomp him. He probably has EPO doses lined up just for this match.