Compare Federer's form in the 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009 Roland Garros Finals

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  1. timnz

    timnz Hall of Fame

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    I need to emphasise the word 'Final'. His form was patchy during the earlier rounds of 2009.... but in the final he was quite sharp.

    I would say his best form in a Roland Garros final was 2006, but I would have to say 2009 his first set and the second set tiebreak was very impressive. His first serve % in the second set in 2009 was 75% which is fantastic.

    So the order I would put it (strongest form first) for Roland Garros finals:

    2006
    2009
    2007
    2008

    What do others think?
     
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  2. Cesc Fabregas

    Cesc Fabregas Legend

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    Federer's best final was 2007.
     
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  3. volleynets

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    Better than 2009?
     
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  4. rfedererfan

    rfedererfan New User

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    Best form in 2006 no doubt. Next i would put both 2007 and 2009.
     
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  5. tennisplaya

    tennisplaya Rookie

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    you cant compare Fed v Soderlin to Fed v Nadal to get a gauge of Federer's relative form because Nadal is way better on clay and Nadal(100% Nadal) pushes Federer back a few more meters and makes him play a lot more shots that hes not comfortable with. Against Soderling Federer dictated play and of course he won, so he looked better than ever before.
     
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  6. nothingfails

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    Nadal wasn't accross the net this year so it's an irrelevant question.
     
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  7. roysid

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    You should better compare 2005 (though it's semi), 2006-2008.

    In 2005 - Nadal just keeps the ball in court. Fed goes for winner and misses.

    In 2006 - Fed played a magical first set. Then nadal's topspin to his backhand broke him.

    In 2007 - Fed plays a crappy 1st set and a good 2nd set. Then Nadal ups his level and wins.

    In 2008 - Utter destruction.

    I would say, he was best in 2006.
    And he had the best chance in 2005.
     
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