View Full Version : Did Federer quit?

06-09-2008, 04:59 PM
According to this (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=granderson/080609&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab6pos2) he did...

Of course, the argument that Kobe shows the heart of a champion is ridiculous, considering he's one of the biggest whiners ever in the NBA. He sank his team in game 7 that one year to prove what a big shot he is and... well, people who have replied to the article have already covered this, so you can read for yourselves. What about the part referring to Fed though? Do you think he quit? Vote and discuss!

06-09-2008, 05:08 PM
Lemme guess, you're a Jazz fan.

Hard to know what Fed is thinking, but EVERY elite top player has had games where their opponent enters God Mode and they know they can't win. But because it happens to Mighty Fed, it gets magnified.

06-09-2008, 05:08 PM
no, he didnt quit. nadal just got better and better as the match went on, as federer couldnt do anything agaisnt rafa during his rampage. federer was depressed and dishearted in the third set, after 3 straight years of losing to the SAME person in the SAME tournament, the one tournament you need to win to complete a near impossible task of the career grand slam, it has to be disheartening. Plus, rafa completely capitalized on roger's mental collapse in the third.

anyway, roger didnt quit, he became depressed and nadal took advantage of that.

how many times have in your life have a close first set and wind up losing, and the 2nd set is either 6-0, 1, or 2? because you got depressed and your opponent (with his/her new found confidence after the 1st set win) took advantage of that. you were trying, but you coulndt do anything.

06-09-2008, 05:10 PM
even if he didn't he should!quit and retire!

06-09-2008, 05:20 PM
lol "folded faster than the French army"

06-09-2008, 05:23 PM
IMO, the guy who wrote this article doesn't know much about tennis, he's more a specialist of other sports. That's why he couldn't make a correct assessment of the situation in the match. He just assumes that a player can always win a game in a set if they want to but that's not the way it works.

06-09-2008, 05:27 PM
I think the guy was a little harsh, especially with the whole just handed him a 6-0 set. Nadal was just too good. But I agree with him that Federer stepped on the court without any belief that he could beat Nadal. And that is disappointing in a champion like Federer.

06-09-2008, 05:34 PM
at points in the match i thought that he didn't look like he was trying...but in the 3rd set rafa was just too good, i haven't seen him get to that many balls in a long time and his shots were just clicking and he was in the zone...and just look at the guy's picture, i cant say he looks like he knows anytihgn about tennis

06-09-2008, 05:46 PM
Lemme guess, you're a Jazz fan.

Hahahaha, what gave it away? :p

06-09-2008, 05:51 PM
He hinted at it during the post-match interview in my opinion.


Q. When did you become aware, when did you realize, that you had to play an excellent Nadal?

ROGER FEDERER: I think he started off very well. I don't think I served bad today. My serve was okay. But he made huge progress returning my serve, and I had many difficulties taking the lead with my serve, even more than usual.

I think this is what cost me the match, because when I can win my serve, then I always have an opportunity on his serve. But when he keeps on breaking you like this, it's very difficult when I was two sets down, 4‑Love. I mean, I realized there was nothing I could do.

Q. Is it more difficult to lose on such a score, or do you just accept you have a guy who can do just anything on the court?

ROGER FEDERER: Well, right now I'd say it's easier to lose this way as today, because all along the match you realize that there is nothing you can do. You're not going to win.

I think it was the same thing for him, and this is probably why his reaction was not as intense as it usually is. That's because of the result. It's always more difficult when you lose when you really could have won. Today I lost, and I lost, clearly.

06-09-2008, 06:12 PM
Hahahaha, what gave it away? :p

How is that Armourpro / Big Ace setup going for you?
and what gauge are the two strings?
Sorry for the interruption but I was going to try that same setup and am wondering how it plays.

06-09-2008, 07:19 PM
How is that Armourpro / Big Ace setup going for you?
and what gauge are the two strings?
Sorry for the interruption but I was going to try that same setup and am wondering how it plays.

armourpro is 16, BA is 17. It's been working well so far. I like the BA more than any poly I've ever played with. The jury is out on the Klip though. The armour coating wears off after a few sets of vigorous hitting, so I'm not sure if it actually improves duribility or anything like that. I'm not really a string breaker though, so it probably wont make too much difference. In terms of playability, I've found it comparable to VS Natural Gut so far. I used to use a combo of VS Gut and ALU Power Rough, I feel like I get more bite with my setup now, and will probably do the same thing once it's time for a new string job. I'd suggest you go for it, I don't think you'll be disappointed.

06-09-2008, 07:29 PM
Looks like Nadal just gained momentum hence no one could have stopped him. :)