View Full Version : Compare Federer's form in the 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009 Roland Garros Finals

06-08-2009, 10:29 PM
I need to emphasise the word 'Final'. His form was patchy during the earlier rounds of 2009.... but in the final he was quite sharp.

I would say his best form in a Roland Garros final was 2006, but I would have to say 2009 his first set and the second set tiebreak was very impressive. His first serve % in the second set in 2009 was 75% which is fantastic.

So the order I would put it (strongest form first) for Roland Garros finals:


What do others think?

Cesc Fabregas
06-08-2009, 10:37 PM
Federer's best final was 2007.

06-09-2009, 12:46 AM
Federer's best final was 2007.

Better than 2009?

06-09-2009, 01:31 AM
Best form in 2006 no doubt. Next i would put both 2007 and 2009.

06-09-2009, 01:51 AM
you cant compare Fed v Soderlin to Fed v Nadal to get a gauge of Federer's relative form because Nadal is way better on clay and Nadal(100% Nadal) pushes Federer back a few more meters and makes him play a lot more shots that hes not comfortable with. Against Soderling Federer dictated play and of course he won, so he looked better than ever before.

06-09-2009, 02:09 AM
Nadal wasn't accross the net this year so it's an irrelevant question.

06-09-2009, 02:18 AM
You should better compare 2005 (though it's semi), 2006-2008.

In 2005 - Nadal just keeps the ball in court. Fed goes for winner and misses.

In 2006 - Fed played a magical first set. Then nadal's topspin to his backhand broke him.

In 2007 - Fed plays a crappy 1st set and a good 2nd set. Then Nadal ups his level and wins.

In 2008 - Utter destruction.

I would say, he was best in 2006.
And he had the best chance in 2005.