2012 Basel FINAL - [1] Roger FEDERER vs. [2] Juan Martin DEL POTRO

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by Ico, Oct 27, 2012.

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Who takes the last ATP 500 of the year?

Poll closed Oct 29, 2012.
  1. Federer in 2

    32.8%
  2. Federer in 3

    34.3%
  3. Del Potro in 2

    13.4%
  4. Del Potro in 3

    19.4%
  1. RF20Lennon

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    Federer's contract with Basel has just ended it isnt on his proposed schedule for next year
     
  2. SQA333

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    Juan Ma Del Pony, get a life! Del Potro ain't gonna give you any of his prize money, so why bother? Unless Federer lost a match in the past where you bet heaps of money on... your hatred is just childish.
     
  3. RF20Lennon

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    Damn you BOB! LOL :)
     
  4. Ico

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    Maybe he means in the final? Anyway, I wouldn't read much into it. Just accept that one day Federer will retire and us fans will have to move on (or leave tennis behind to the dogs).
     
  5. kalyan4fedever

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    Cant even imagine that day.. but it will be very very sad. An era of tennis.
     
  6. RF20Lennon

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    Yeah his contract ends with Basel today and it isnt on his proposed schedule for next year thats why he said "hopefully"
     
  7. RF20Lennon

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    I agree!! Had fed won it wouldve been awesome!
     
  8. tennis_pro

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    Not like the exciting grindfests between Nadal and Djokovic.
     
  9. sportsfan1

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    Good win by JMDP. I watched the third set and it didn't come across as a high quality match. Although Fed had some winners off it, his BH was awful, he had to shorten his swing and couldn't trust it. So deserved outcome for both players.
     
  10. TheF1Bob

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    Now that's uncalled for. :evil:
     
  11. PeteD

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    We are spoilt rotten!
     
  12. RF20Lennon

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    dont worry Ill ask him to change it to Murray
     
  13. Warmaster

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    To be fair, Nadal turns every match into a grindfest, regardless of the opponent. :)



    Except when he's playing Rosol ofcourse.
     
  14. RF20Lennon

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    On a Brighter Note Fed will be #1 for atleast another week!! 302 :D
     
  15. jjermann

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    Im a neutral tennisfan. I TRY to live in the moment.

    after bandwagon means nothing to me.

    Delpo did well to overcome his demons, as he is too good of a player not to win sometimes against these kind of players. Well done.
     
  16. TheF1Bob

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    Amen to that. :)

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  17. kishnabe

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    He may have not been able to save his jewels with the poor maneuvarbility of the bigger headsize.
     
  18. RF20Lennon

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    LOL Rafa should make his comeback against Rosol in Australia!!
     
  19. 3fees

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    Huh,,Federer has more points to defend
     
  20. Warmaster

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    I was hoping you'd reply with that picture, I had forgotten to save it last time you posted it :)

    Dance puppet, dance!
     
  21. kishnabe

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    That pic alwats cracks me up.
     
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  23. NadalDramaQueen

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    Good for Delpo. I was a bit disappointed to get back and see that Fed had lost, but it's alright.

    Story of Nadal's life. :cool:
     
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    Congrats to Delpo on his win.
     
  25. Magnus

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    Gratz Delpo, was the match any good?
     
  26. RF20Lennon

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    ********/Shankerer vs Juan "Cant Return" Del Potro nothing spectacular about the match
     
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    Well Djokovic does what he has to do, it's Nadal who's forcing him into grinding.
     
  28. Nostradamus

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    Is delpo now the best player in the world ? and also win the YEC ? and then he could be #1
     
  29. RAFA2005RG

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    Story of Nadal's life:

    Most dominant player at a slam EVER (52 wins out of 53 matches at Roland Garros), and only dropped ONE set in his 7th Roland Garros title (despite needing painkillers to take the court).

    Only player to win Roland Garros, Wimbledon and US Open on clay, grass and hardcourt in the same year.

    Owns Federer for life. Nadal leads Federer 8-2 at slams, and has won their last 5, including 2 at Australia.

    Lost to Rosol at Wimbledon 2nd Round, but nowhere near as bad as losing in the 1st Round of Wimbledon THREE times (as Federer did).
     
  30. Ico

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    On a related note, Race is basically over. There are 2500 points left to win in the season and Novak is ahead by 2000. It's been a nice year in that each of the top 4 players got a few nice prizes. Novak gets the YE#1 ranking, but he was shut out at the Olympics.
     
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    And of all the 4 slam winners, Djokovic came the closest to losing his slam title. Almost a slamless year for him, and a sign of things to come.
     
  32. Ico

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    Gave me a good laugh there. Impossible to spin this one in your favor. Nadal's humiliating, potentially career-ending loss came in his prime after making 8 finals out of the 9 previous slams. Federer's losses were when he was nary a fraction of the player that went on to win a record 17 slams. But I don't need to remind you about that remarkable feat.
     
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    hAHAHA.........can you photoshop that to make it a fried bull ? :)
     
  34. Ico

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    "It's amazing for me," Del Potro, who never dropped serve, said in an on-court interview. "Always, playing against Roger is a pleasure. We know he's the best player ever in this sport."

    This guy better win a few more slams.
     
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    Story of Nadal's life:

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    Don't worry, I used to sometimes hit the ground before the net on my serve before I learned the proper technique. One day, Nadal will be as good as I am. :cool:
     
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    Congratulations to Del Potro for finally battling his way through and winning against Federer. He was getting closer and closer with each match, and after so many heart breaking losses, especially that silver medal match in London, it was nice to see him finally come through against his great rival.

    There is so much respect there between these two, you can see the genuine appreciation that they have for each other. Sad for Roger, but Juan Martin had to have his day, and today was it, and well deserved too.

    I am sure Roger will bounce back. He has had a long year, and it has got to take its toll. I'm hoping that both players get to bring that magic they have when they play each other into more big matches.

    And after reading this thread....wow, Juan Martin really does have a very sad sad supporter here. :( A class act like him deserves better.
     
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    Their faces.... :) New death stare from Fed.
     
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    ^^singles runner up trophy. LOL LOL did that cost 2 euros ?
     
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    I expected a fed should retire thread by now, Nad fans are slipping
     
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    ^Oh my god I didn't even notice that! That is awful!!
     
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    Fed lost . . . Dolgo lost . . . all Serena all the time . . . Rafa's playin cards . . . Roddick quit too soon . . . maybe the hurricane will blow all this away . . .
     
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    17-1, idiot.
     
  43. kalyan4fedever

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    what happened to roger anyway post wimby :confused: misfired at the Olympics, the US Open, Shanghai and now Basel
     
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    You should thank God for the rain that sunday in Paris!
     
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    What 17-1?

    10chars
     
  46. Hitman

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    How many slams does each player have?
     
  47. RF20Lennon

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    well he did smoke everyone in Cincy
     
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    He was trying to be gracious. I think he did very well.

    (Roger is a terrible loser, LOL. I share that with him, so I empathize. :p )

    And it's not like he was beaten by some tomato can. DelPo played very well.
     
  49. Towser83

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    Wow. Even insulting Federer's wife. That's low and pathetic.

    When you were first on here I thought you were a decent poster but you're easiliy one of the nastiest, petty, butt hurt unpleasant posters on here. At least nadalwon/nsk/bullziller etc is a bit funny, you just come off as an idiot calling 17 times slam winners frauds and mocking them because at 31 they're going to lose a bit to Nadal/Djokovic?Murray when your own favourite in his prime can't buy a win vs them.

    What makes it worse is you're always going on about how nasty fed fans are. Total hypocrite. Enjoy your life :lol: Must hurt that even a 31 year old "fraud" has as many slam wins this year as your boy does in his career and possibly ever.
     
  50. Gonzo_style

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    Wow, this guy Del Pony is a troll, but Delpo is really a nice guy! And you're a Delpo fan????? :confused:
     

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