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Ray Mercer
04-17-2011, 08:52 PM
Playing on ESPN CLassic right now. Great match. Any younger fans who havn't seen a younger Federer play should PVR this,

The Djoker
04-17-2011, 09:09 PM
wasn't on my ESPN Classic....bummer...

Sid_Vicious
04-17-2011, 09:23 PM
2005 was the weak era and players were not good because they did not hit with a lot topspin and Nole/Rafa were not there.

Tennis sensation
04-18-2011, 01:34 AM
2005 was the weak era and players were not good because they did not hit with a lot topspin and Nole/Rafa were not there.

Actually both Nole and Rafa played in the 2005 AO.

Nole lost to Safin in the 1st Round- 0-6 2-6 1-6

Rafa lost to Hewitt in the 4th Round- 5-7 6-3 6-1 6-7 2-6

But both of them were not seeded in the tournament.

Strateon
04-18-2011, 01:53 AM
Here's a link to the safin - djoko match

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0fM3mka_9U

aphex
04-18-2011, 02:23 AM
Here's a link to the safin - djoko match

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0fM3mka_9U

The "king" looking good...

LetsGoRoddick
04-18-2011, 03:46 AM
fav match of all time for me.

too bad I was watching nba playoffs today lol.

tacou
04-18-2011, 04:03 AM
great great match, Hewitt vs Nadal was also killer!

pound cat
04-18-2011, 05:11 AM
Those matches are also on youtube.

rdis10093
04-18-2011, 05:35 AM
best match ever!!!!!!!

rdis10093
04-18-2011, 05:39 AM
Safin is the most overrated player in the history of tennis thanks to all his fangirls. This is the most overhyped match by Fedclowns ever.
okay Mr. Kramer, what is the best match then ?

Cup8489
04-18-2011, 06:27 AM
Safin is the most overrated player in the history of tennis thanks to all his fangirls. This is the most overhyped match by Fedclowns ever.

LOL U MAD?

My god, you're on a massive trolling spree. You tryna get banned?

Safin worked his butt off to get in peak physical shape to show himself that he was still able to win a major.. personal validation. Nobody was able to stand up to him.. It's similar to what djokovic just got done doing... except djokovic has a different approach to his tennis than safin.. mainly due to djokovic's greater footspeed.

Stop trolling, you look bitter.

dominikk1985
04-18-2011, 07:03 AM
LOL U MAD?

My god, you're on a massive trolling spree. You tryna get banned?

Safin worked his butt off to get in peak physical shape to show himself that he was still able to win a major.. personal validation. Nobody was able to stand up to him.. It's similar to what djokovic just got done doing... except djokovic has a different approach to his tennis than safin.. mainly due to djokovic's greater footspeed.

Stop trolling, you look bitter.

well that was a great match, but safin was very rarely in that shape. don't forget how many bad tournaments he played.

he often was in bad shape and he was a headcase. certainly great tennis talent, but he had so many off days and also could loose to anyone. he often lost in GS tournaments in the 2nd or 3rd round even in his prime. very inconsistent player.

he also lost quite often against santoro:D

Cup8489
04-18-2011, 07:27 AM
True. But it just goes to show that when he wanted something enough, he was capable of getting it :D

See: Safinettes

tennis_pro
04-18-2011, 08:54 AM
thats my all time favorite match, tennis not seen nowadays

tenniswarrior
04-18-2011, 09:30 AM
Clearly, Federer was injured.

SuperDuy
04-18-2011, 09:31 AM
lol at all the fed haters, whats to hate.

namelessone
04-18-2011, 09:45 AM
Safin is the most overrated player in the history of tennis thanks to all his fangirls. This is the most overhyped match by Fedclowns ever.

********.

This is one of the greatest matches I've ever seen.

tenniswarrior
04-18-2011, 09:46 AM
Safin was prime and Federer wasn't. Completely unfair! I think Federer was scared of Safin. Yes, he was scared, so he lost! Unfair victory.

Rock Strongo
04-18-2011, 04:19 PM
Safin is the most overrated player in the history of tennis thanks to all his fangirls. This is the most overhyped match by Fedclowns ever.

Are you Underhand's less developed brother or something?

Lavs
04-18-2011, 10:11 PM
Safin was prime and Federer wasn't. Completely unfair! I think Federer was scared of Safin. Yes, he was scared, so he lost! Unfair victory.

what?? Fed was at his peak that year and that Aussie specifically, what proves us once again that Marat was GOAT at his prime. His issue was he did not care of it much...

lemon
04-18-2011, 10:24 PM
Fed was injured, Safin player match of the career. Nouf said.

forthegame
04-18-2011, 10:53 PM
Here's a link to the safin - djoko match

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0fM3mka_9U

OMG, Safin brutalised the poor boy! Indeed, Safin was a beast...

chippy17
04-19-2011, 04:15 AM
Safin is the most overrated player in the history of tennis thanks to all his fangirls. This is the most overhyped match by Fedclowns ever.

I think the exact opposite, one of the most underrated of all time. He was abn absolute beast. Injuries and a letting the winning go to his head didn't help him. Nor did being matey with Mac, and being seen coming out of nightclubs at dawn looking very wide eyed!!!!

Cup8489
04-19-2011, 05:07 AM
Safin had some serious game. He moved pretty well for a big guy (6'4") and had all the firepower he needed. were there guys with bigger forehands? sure, but that backhand was a masterclass. He was good at the net, and his serve backed his game up very well.

tis too bad he was such a headcase..

pound cat
04-19-2011, 05:10 AM
Safin was prime and Federer wasn't. Completely unfair! I think Federer was scared of Safin. Yes, he was scared, so he lost! Unfair victory.


That makes sense...I've been saying since 2005 that Federer was no longer in his prime. Glad you agree.