2013 ROTTERDAM General Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by Ico, Feb 9, 2013.

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Who will win Rotterdam?

Poll closed Feb 16, 2013.
  1. Roger FEDERER

    45 vote(s)
    60.8%
  2. Juan Martin DEL POTRO

    10 vote(s)
    13.5%
  3. Jo-Wilfried TSONGA

    3 vote(s)
    4.1%
  4. Richard GASQUET

    5 vote(s)
    6.8%
  5. A member of Tennis: The Next Generation

    5 vote(s)
    6.8%
  6. Someone else.

    6 vote(s)
    8.1%
  1. 6-1 6-3 6-0

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    I think Benneteau might give federer some trouble, especially if it goes to a tiebreak. Benneteau was only 2 points away from beating federer at Wimbledon. :p
     
  2. dudeski

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    Winning streak like he had against Nadal in 2009?
     
  3. Duncan Bell

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    Break point Julien
     
  4. Duncan Bell

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    Poor error from Roger. Second chance for Jules
     
  5. TennisLovaLova

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    Break again for benneteau...
    Peak fed would never get broken twice by a guy lile julien.
     
  6. Tammo

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    no one had a winning streak against Nadal in 09
     
  7. Smasher08

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    Fred's a little flat today. Missing stuff that's usually routine. Bennet's playing pretty well too.
     
  8. TennisLovaLova

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    Impressive benneteau
    Why does fed keep hitting his bh to julien's bh?
     
  9. Towser83

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    eh?

    10ehs
     
  10. Duncan Bell

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    What about 3 times?
     
  11. TennisLovaLova

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    Maybe being too confident will cost benneteau the match...
    Ace on 2nd serve!
    Fed is being aced a lot in 2013 so far
     
  12. Tammo

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    I just thought it would be less annoying coming from me than NSK
     
  13. TennisLovaLova

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    Wink to thr coach?
    What was thant?!!!!
     
  14. RF20Lennon

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    Federer looks completely off today i doubt he will get through
     
  15. TennisLovaLova

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    Stupid half volley on the run by fred
     
  16. 6-1 6-3 6-0

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    Looks like Benneteau has Federer's number. Not that anyone would literally want to have Federer's number. :p
     
  17. SLD76

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    Fed pressing and playing like azz

    Meanwhilly Benny is redlining and in the zone.
    Fed is just flat. and benny is on fire.
     
  18. RF20Lennon

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    Julien doing a fantastic job with the returns, federer's serve and forehand are completely off
     
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    I think I would. I think him and Mirka would be fun company.
     
  20. RF20Lennon

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    A+ Julien vs C Roger.
     
  21. SLD76

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    I mean, is fed hurt, wtf?
     
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    Say what? What was their h2h again?
     
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    Federer is simply getting outplayed. I'm not surprised, Benneteau plays with far more passion than Federer, and the more passionate player usually wins. :p
     
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    Hate to say it, but Bennet is playing Rogi perfectly. Doesn't hurt that he's zoning too!
     
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    Benneteau is just crushing the returns he is in the zone
     
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    Beautiful bh by ********
    Just magnificent
     
  27. augustobt

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    This match is reminding me of that against Davydenko in 2012.
     
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    Yep. Just what I was gonna say.
     
  29. Dark Magician

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    Just tuned in. What the h3ll is this!!!!
     
  30. RF20Lennon

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    Benneteau breaks 3-1 Federer missing so many easy forehands.
     
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    Omg
    Federer is gonna lose to benneteau lol
     
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    benny just too good today. Came out ferocious from the gate and fed was no prepared.

    and geez, everything this guy hits is going in right on the line.

    Fed is flatter than olive oyl right now.
     
  33. TennisLovaLova

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    Even the net is with benneteau
     
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    Forehand winner return from federer crowd goes crazy! is he back??
     
  35. 6-1 6-3 6-0

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    Not surprising, Benneteau was 2 points away from beating Federer at Wimbledon 2012, and was up 2 sets to love, and has beaten Federer before in a Masters 1000. :p
     
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    Federer got overwhelmed after Bennett wanted his shirt after Wimbledon.

    He is gifting the match as a token of his affection for Ben.
     
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    what touch from Benneteau truely amazing!! wow!
     
  38. augustobt

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    I don't know if is benneteau playing in a very high standard, if is Federer playing below his average or both.
     
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    Sick sick sick net play
     
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    Well well.
     
  41. augustobt

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    2 points? That's nothing. I thought that Sunday has teached you a lesson.
     
  42. Duncan Bell

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    Jules definitely on it. Fed definitely off it. Has to be that way for such a dominant score for the underdog
     
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    The courts must be terrible. Nadal should complain about these courts, too.
     
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    Benneteau too good today, gotta give credit to him. Federer below par but he would have his hands full if he played well.
     
  45. Tammo

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    Thankfully ( for the good of man kind) he is not
     
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    Tsk tsk, if Nads was playing, he would've bumped Bennet on this changeover.

    :lol:
     
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    Why does everyone always get surprised when Benny plays well? He's a talent but well, he's French and he's majorly unlucky but he can still play tennis.
     
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    Federer really needs to pump himself up! hes been too lazy
     
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    Fed is obviously tanking to avoid getting trounced by Dimitrov in the final...
     
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    eh, Fed is 32...I fear matches like this are gonna be more common.

    but I swear, Benny has like 4 unforced errrors for the whole match, sheesh.
     

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