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. Hood_Man

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    Did Fed just growl?
     
  2. jjermann

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    Delpos serve performance is dropping bit...

    three 1st serves missed.
     
  3. tennis_pro

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    Fed just can't keep up from the baseline, he needs to slice the ball more, wait for an opportunity to smack a forehand.
     
  4. Hood_Man

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    It's been a while since I've seen such a grumpy Federer.
     
  5. jjermann

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    Four 1st serves missed in this game.
     
  6. jjermann

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    Five now :lol:
     
  7. tennis_pro

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    Del Potro double faults and it's BP Federer.
     
  8. jjermann

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    What a level drop from Juan...

    How can you miss 1st serve 5 times in row?
     
  9. jjermann

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    SIX 1st serves.... WOW
     
  10. Ico

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    Slices landing so short.
     
  11. kishnabe

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    Federer got burned by the slice he used.
     
  12. RF20Lennon

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    WOW delpo is just pounding today
     
  13. Gonzo_style

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    Delpo saving BP with strong forehand
     
  14. Ico

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    Haha no way Fed can win if he can't break a guy who misses 6 first serves in a row.
     
  15. tennis_pro

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    Del Potro's 1st serve % has dropped a bit but groundies still working brilliantly.

    He just hit 3 forehand winners in a row.

    1-1
     
  16. RF20Lennon

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    Fed needs to either hit a deep drive slice or topspin attack off the return. Those short slices arent working
     
  17. PeteD

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    Agree Fed is outta sorts
     
  18. RF20Lennon

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    Fed looks really frustrated
     
  19. RF20Lennon

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    2-1 Fed second set
     
  20. jjermann

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    Delpo fluked one return game together and after Fed has just been cruising...
     
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    This match is totally anti-present era. no grinding whatsoever!
     
  22. RF20Lennon

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    They maybe all he needed though :(
     
  23. underground

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    Am I the only one here who's not nervous and feels completely relaxed about this match?
     
  24. PeteD

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    So far this looks a lot like 209
     
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    Was just reading the BIO section on the ATP's live scoreboard, and it said that Federer is 3kg heavier than Delpo. Is that even possible? Delpo is 5" taller and is not skinny. Weird.
     
  26. RF20Lennon

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    WORST DS ive seen Fed hit! shouldve just attacked it
     
  27. Ico

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    Nothing working on the return games. Except that challenge.
     
  28. jjermann

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    1st serve gone... GSM *******
     
  29. PeteD

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    Ow my back -- Delp going for it though every shot
     
  30. Juan Ma Del Pony

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    ******** sucks so bad today.

    fail Fed fail :D
     
  31. Ico

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    Federer missing all of his trademark shots.
     
  32. RF20Lennon

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    Nope just not Feds day today. Needs a Delpo choke or TB magic
     
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    Federer looking like the 31 year old he is.
     
  34. jjermann

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    Fed is putting it together and its only matter of time when he puts few one on song.
     
  35. RF20Lennon

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    He's looking like the 2009 Final when lost to Djokovic. very sad
     
  36. jjermann

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    Delpo cant even put one 1st serve in... yet Federer struggles O_O
     
  37. RF20Lennon

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    Delpo is just solid on the groundies today. Federer is just...........
     
  38. PeteD

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    That game was closer for Rog, but you can't break if you miss your shots
     
  39. RF20Lennon

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    OH god missed an easy forehand there
     
  40. jjermann

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    Fed is clearly better player in this 2nd set
     
  41. Ico

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    What match are you watching?
     
  42. Juan Ma Del Pony

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    Haha yeah, Fed's FH fails are clearly better than DelPo's.....

    OH God as soon as I type that, yet ANOTHER Fed FH fail at 40-30...lawls.
     
  43. Ico

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    I love the commentator's excuse for Fed: his hand is cramping from all of the autographs he's signed.
     
  44. jjermann

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    Delpo could be so much better player if he had decent return game, but mostly he just lands returns middle of the court or doesnt make return at all. :lol:
     
  45. RF20Lennon

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    DAMMIT!! Roger why you so nice???
     
  46. PeteD

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    Mebbe one of the ball boys will pick up the mantle
     
  47. ledwix

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    Yeah this is awesome tennis. Not the level of play by Federer, but the feel of the match and rallies. Fast, precise ball-striking with little to no extra noises.
     
  48. Ico

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    Lord Federer demands shorter nets.
     
  49. jjermann

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    Is this match going to be Olympics repeat or routine? Because Federer is going to end up as winner, thats NID.
     
  50. RF20Lennon

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    Come on Feddie break now!!!
     

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