Basel Open 2011

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by Tammo, Oct 28, 2011.

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Poll closed Nov 7, 2011.
  1. Djokovic

    19 vote(s)
    21.3%
  2. Murray

    12 vote(s)
    13.5%
  3. Federer

    48 vote(s)
    53.9%
  4. Fish

    0 vote(s)
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  5. Roddick

    3 vote(s)
    3.4%
  6. Tipsarevic

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    0.0%
  7. Berdych

    0 vote(s)
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  8. Gasquet

    0 vote(s)
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  9. Young

    2 vote(s)
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  10. Other

    5 vote(s)
    5.6%
  1. batz

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    Pretty sure it's on TennisTV from today.

    EDIT Just checked - it starts tomorrow. Stan v Dodig in the afternoon FB Nole v Malisse and Berdman v Nishikori from 1830 local.

    I think Roger has personally chosen Murray's draw and schedule :) (Murray won't play until Wednesday and will need to play 5 straight days if he wants to win)
     
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    It's been a long time but let the fiesta begin! Federer finally in action today!
     
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  3. Talker

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    Good to see Fed and Djokovic back in action.

    Not too sure about Djokovic, having a high level of play all year is something that has to be maintained and I'm not too sure he'll have that level now.

    I took Fed to take the title. :)
     
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  4. batz

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    I see Muzza is playing doubles. He loves it he does!
     
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  6. Telepatic

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    Ahahah, now that's some spartan sh1t!
     
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  7. Peters

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    Yeah, I just noticed that haha. 5 days solid and doubles.

    Oh well, it'll be a surprise to see him get to the final but I guess it'll be a good challenge for him.
     
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  8. Mainad

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    It's going to be a tough haul plus he's playing doubles with Jamie so that's a lot of tennis he's going to have to pack in for those 5 straight days!

    I'm still surprised he decided to enter when it wasn't on his schedule to play anything this week. Thought he would have relished another week off before Paris but evidently he thinks he's got enough in the tank to go for it. Maybe he's just treating it as an opportunity to get some match practice in before the two season-ending biggies which is fair enough considering he's won enough recently. The fact that he only decided to enter at the last possible minute suggests to me this might be the case.
     
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    Hey, Who's signed up for that Roger Federer Swiss Chocolate contest to have Dinner with Roger Federer ???????????

    this could be NICE experience... even better if Mirka will be there.
     
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  10. batz

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    I wouldn't be surprised if he went out early in Paris. Apparently Basel surface and balls are v similar to London. I think it's all about WTF prep. He's on the record as saying he wants to win it - said hee-haw about wanting to win Paris.
     
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  11. Mainad

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    Personally, I'd prefer it the other way round if he has to go out early somewhere. Paris is the only hard-court Masters he hasn't won apart from Indian Wells (where he at least reached the final in 2009). It would be ironic if he never won it considering that Paris is the only Masters ever won by the two previous British number ones, Rusedski (1998 ) and Henman (2003).

    But I can see that WTF is his highest priority and you're probably right that he's doing whatever he can to make sure he's in the best possible shape for that one!
     
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    My agents told me about this. I'm gonna investigate it now. I'll post the result in three hours...........

    ya right. Do we have here another statistics ignorant?
     
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  13. batz

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    I see where you're coming from buddy but Paris really isn't that big a deal and never really has been (sorry Bercy fans - no offense meant). There's a reason that so many 1 time MS winners won their 1 MS title in Paris (see Tsonga, Soderling, Berdych, Henman, Rusedski et al) and that Roger has never been even far as the final - the big dogs aren't all that bothered by it and never really have been.
     
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    Basel tournament organizers are conspiring against Murray. They want to make life as difficult as possible for the guy who has a 8-6 h2h over their hometown boy.
     
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    No stream for Rogelito spanking Potito? Baah
     
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    2 potato aces from being broken!
     
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    Potito plays very well today
     
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  21. iriraz

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    This surface looks different then previous years.I remember a lot of pink color on my TV when i watched Basel
     
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  22. Marius_Hancu

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    You're right, the Swiss TV just showed replays.
     
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    OMG I forgot our saviour was playing - Rojja
     
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    It is kinda fun watching foreign streams on my computer. The swiss commercials are a nice break from the usual viagra, bud light, cialis, and Mercedes-Benz ads on US TV.
     
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    Where is the pink, Basel fail :(
     
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  26. Sid_Vicious

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    I think they changed colors since they ended their partnership with Davidoff.
     
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    Smash fails from starace.
     
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  28. AhmedD

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    Roger looks pretty sharp on serve, but very rusty from the baseline.
     
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  29. Sid_Vicious

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    Returning is pretty bad as well.
     
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  30. rdis10093

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    not for long though
     
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  31. AhmedD

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  32. Sid_Vicious

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    Starace looks like a pirate.
     
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  33. AhmedD

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    Breakpoint Starace
     
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  34. AhmedD

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    Good save from Federer, back to deuce.
     
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    I was just coming into the thread to say I'm digging the pirate look, oh yeeeah. Unlucky on that last BH.

    Also lol at Swiss TV spamming the Fed adverts <3
     
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    When I looked at Federer's Fall 2011 blue outfit I thought it would be a crazy faux pas wearing blue on a red/pink court.

    Now Basel is blue, it actually suits it quite well.

    However, Basel. - You are NOT the O2 arena.
     
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  37. rdis10093

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    tb for the first set
     
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  38. AhmedD

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    Great point construction from Federer, that's how he needs to play.
     
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  39. rdis10093

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    yeah, the changed the courts just for him
     
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  40. rdis10093

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    what racquet company is starace with?
     
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  41. AhmedD

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    Hey as long as it's not slowed down, I'm cool with the color.
     
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  42. rdis10093

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    if fed wins the first set, he will run away with the second
     
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    first set to fed
     
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    Nice set point.

    Fed you've had your df quota for the year, thanks.
     
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    Thank god our saviour is back to rid us of the recent baseline attrocities.
     
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  46. Marius_Hancu

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    3 double faults in a set??
     
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    Fed breaks in the first game
     
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  48. AhmedD

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    I meant in the sense that he's holding serve relatively easily.
     
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  49. Faster

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    DF nr. 4 already
     
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  50. AhmedD

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    Ok, I stand corrected then :p
     
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