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Boricua
04-12-2011, 12:38 PM
I just read that Fed beat Kohlshreiber (the german player, sorry for the misspell) pretty easily in Monte Carlo.

Fed is still fast but not as two or three years ago. So, a slow clay court could suit him well and I think he could surprise and win some clay tournaments.

Comments?

Note- My comment is objective as I have always been a Nadal fan.:)

rainingaces
04-12-2011, 12:46 PM
Federer played a good match but the scoreline is misleading.

cocolate
04-12-2011, 12:46 PM
Federer became a clay court specialist.He said he will play only clay tournaments from now on, he's on a quest to beat Nadal 20 times in row.Let me find that interview.

cocolate
04-12-2011, 12:47 PM
Federer played a good match but the scoreline is misleading.

yea but he had many sweet shot.

cypher
04-12-2011, 12:52 PM
I think he'll be a lot better than last year atleast, which was a pretty bad clay season by his standards.

tennis_pro
04-12-2011, 12:57 PM
I just read that Fed beat Kohlshreiber (the german player, sorry for the misspell) pretty easily in Monte Carlo.

Fed is still fast but not as two or three years ago. So, a slow clay court could suit him well and I think he could surprise and win some clay tournaments.

Comments?

Note- My comment is objective as I have always been a Nadal fan.:)

Kohlschreiber gets 3/10 from me today, way too many easy errors.

I'll give Federer 7/10 because of the weird lapses at 40-0 on his own serve.

Overall a decent performance from Federer even though he wasn't tested at all. Can't wait for Federer-Cilic (hope Marin wins tomorrow)

tenis1
04-12-2011, 01:08 PM
Cilic sucks on clay. Actually he sucks on all surfaces this year. I expect similar result and Federer not being tested at all.

Boricua
04-12-2011, 01:09 PM
Kohlschreiber gets 3/10 from me today, way too many easy errors.

I'll give Federer 7/10 because of the weird lapses at 40-0 on his own serve.

Overall a decent performance from Federer even though he wasn't tested at all. Can't wait for Federer-Cilic (hope Marin wins tomorrow)

As strange as it may sound, Fed has to get back his concentration and patience. Bring back his "before being daddy" playing style:)

MixieP
04-12-2011, 01:40 PM
Against everyone except the top two Federer starts like a whirlwind, goes up 3-0 and then he seems to lose interest and goes through on autopilot. Against the top two he never gets into the match. At the moment he's cemented at the #3 spot.

kishnabe
04-12-2011, 01:53 PM
Kohl just didn't play his best and was playing a average federer.....unlucky it wasn't shankville version.

We will see....if Federer beats Ferrer or Almagro and top of that push Nadal to 3 sets in the final. Then we can say he is playing better.

Jeepers
04-12-2011, 01:57 PM
I think Fed might do alright on clay this year, the slower ball will mean his slower footwork isnt so detrimental

MARTINBALDRIDGE
04-12-2011, 02:08 PM
Kohlschreiber gets 3/10 from me today, way too many easy errors.

I'll give Federer 7/10 because of the weird lapses at 40-0 on his own serve.

Overall a decent performance from Federer even though he wasn't tested at all. Can't wait for Federer-Cilic (hope Marin wins tomorrow)

Isaw Kohlschreibers previous match vs Golubev and was surprised he came thru in 3 sets bearing in mind his very negative mentality - not surprised Fed stuffed him,

MB