federer is a monster....(spoiler)

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  1. James Brown

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    man, the first set he looked like crap...afterwards.....holy crap, steamrolled coria. 4th set blister,fatigue and discouragement set in, but damn, some of those shots/rallies. Great match
     
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  2. Ronaldo

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    What is with this music during the trophy presentation??????
     
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  3. Ballmachine

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    I am so pumped up right now! Roger Federer is the man on any surface! He beat the red hot Coria on slow red clay! He has to be the top dog going into the French. If this type of stuff doesn't get people excited in tennis, nothing will!

    Look out Roland Garros: Roger Federer is coming!
     
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  4. pound cat

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    Yes, finally a good final. It would have been great if there had been more opposition from Coria. Coria did exactly what Ljubicic did yesterday, won the first, and then lost his belief.
     
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  5. James Brown

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    no way pound cat, coria was working it in the 2nd and still kinda in the 3rd, but federer just blasted him off the court. did you see how his forehand was cooking? woooooooooooooooow
     
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  6. JohnThomas1

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    Federer could well be on the verge of something special. He has mastery of EVERY surface and then some. To play like he did to win Wimbledon(Grass), then the Australian (Hard)and now on clay is astonishing. Whether he wins the French this time or not he has proven he can beat anybody on clay. If anyone is ever going to press for a slam it's him, and time sure as heck is on his side.
     
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  7. AndyC

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    I don't think Coria lost his self-belief.. well maybe a little towards the end when it seemed like Federer couldn't miss.

    As for the slam.. sure he has a chance.. mastery of every surface? Sure but there are masters on every surface.. can he beat all of them at the right time? It's going to be a hard.. but that he's the only one in a long time who has that chance is undeniable.
     
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    I thought Coria was in top form going in to the French Open, but Federer really looks good. If he wins the French, he could very well do the Grand Slam thing this year. IMO, it would be exactly what tennis needs at this point, an all court player with every stroke. The current generation of players are 90% backcourt and carbon copies of one another. If Federer can bring back a little serve & volley tennis or at the very least a brilliant all court game, then the future of tennis might see the pendulum swing back toward attacking tennis.

    The more I see of Coria, the less I like him by the way. The guy has more than a little streak of jerk running through him it would appear.
     
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  9. perfmode

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    What channel is this sh*t on?
     
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  10. Roforot

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    Probably the Tennis Channel :)
     
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  11. perfmode

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    How the f*ck do I get that channel? meh...
     
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  12. drakulie

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    Federer is the man :twisted: ! "Clay court specialist. ( :lol: )". Maybe so-called "claycourt specialist" should specialize in just being able to beat their opponent, rather than relying on the surface to do it for them.

    Can't wait to get the tennis channel. Coming to my house June 24th!
     
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  13. drakulie

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    perfmode: go to voom.com. They carry the tennis channel. Installation is free, no contract, etc. Plus they have HD TV.
     
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  14. Feña14

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    Federer is simply amazing, I have seen Pete win Wimbledon 7 times when I have been growing up, and can say that Federer played better on clay this week than Pete played on Grass!!!!

    I think that Federer can become greatest of all time and in this era with all the other outstanding players it is an honour to be growing up watching him.

    I think it's pretty scary the way that he can try anything and pull it off!!

    Liam
     
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  15. federer2

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    You've said all I think and some!
     
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  16. federer2

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    you don't need to have hdtv to get VOOM, it also works with regular TV.
     
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  17. baseliner

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    Federer is best all around player in the game today. No other player today can be considered a threat on all three surfaces at all 4 grand slams. If he were to win Roland Garros this year, he becomes a threat to get a career grand slam.
     
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  18. cenzo

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    Let's not forget Safin. He can also play on all surfaces. Whether he wants to is another story. If he is really motivated, I think he could have a serious run at the Roland Garros. He can also be a threat at Wimbledon.
     
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  19. JohnThomas1

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    Safin can be a serious threat anywhere. Federer can also beat him, obviously not everytime but plenty. Tho he had just come back he was not far from top flight in Australia and Federer played very well against him. Safin's matches were the highlight of the open for me, he was sensational against Roddick and Agassi.
     
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  20. pound cat

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    Ironic that the coach that helped now coachless Federer is now with hitherto coachless Safin (Lundgren) I think both of their talents are ininate, and their game is completely natural. Federer now appears in complete control of himself, and hopefully Lundgren was the one who helped Fed get this way and if so, that Safin listens to what he has to say and keeps him around for more than a couple of months. It would be great if theirs was the tennis rivalry.
     
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  21. sliceroni

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    Translation: How can I lose to this guy. I am the best clay courter on earth! Damn mortals!

    Funny how he didn't give Federer any credit. That's the only thing I don't like about Coria, is not giving his superior opponent enough credit. Maybe he was still in shock. Folks what we're witnessing is nothing short of a miracle, a Halley's comet, only once in a lifetime. The torched was passed to him, from Sampras, now he's transcending that position into multi-surface dominance. I believe he will succeed where Sampras has failed a Rolland Garros. If not this year, like someone said, he's young. The grandslam, a possibility. The career grandslam on all surfaces, most likely. Simply awesome. He makes millions, including myself, better players. Keep on rollin!!!
     
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  22. jings

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    Is this how tennis is supposed to look? It's hard to think how it gets any more stunning. All court all surface player. Power off both wings when he needs it, the grace of a s/h back hand, spin by the boat load and the ability to change to flat hitting when he needs it. .... very strong serve and fine vollyer ... and improving all the time. The 6-0 set against Hewitt was insane, Federer didn't miss a thing and was close to unplayable. Last night he simply upped his game, particularly his serve and 1st serve %age and Coria couldn't live with it.
     
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  23. SliceServe

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    Remember for all the folks that don't have the Tennis channel :


    ESPN2 is going to broadcast a 1hr highlight show of the Hamburg event. Set your VCR's (or DVD recorders if your lucky) for 3:30am EST this morning. Maybe we will get to see some of that Federer magic after all!

    -Slice
     
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  24. VamosRafa

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    Perhaps there was a bit of selective quoting here. Here's the quotes from Coria from the ATP:

    “I started on a very high level. In the second set, he broke my serve, but I got the rebreak immediately. At 4-5, he won the first ball, which was very important because it gave him the chance to win the set and his confidence got much higher after winning it. The difference was that Federer was physically on a higher level. That’s what made him win the match.”

    “I’m a bit sad because the final is the only match you’re not supposed to lose. The matches I played before this final went against me a little because they were pretty long. But I am very happy because a week ago I had an abdominal injury… and it felt fine this week.”


    I think Coria did give credit, but was disappointed in his own performance. But is looking ahead. I didn't see anything particularly disrespectful there. And we have to await their final press conference transcripts.

    Susan
     
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  25. Hyperstate

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    Thanks for the post, Susan. Yes, the full quote gives a more complete picture. Coria did compliment Fed and lamented his lack of fitness in the final due to his longer (prior) matches.
     
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  26. big ted

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    dont all ur lips get tired sucking fed's D all the time ??
     
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  27. JohnThomas1

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    Maybe they just enjoy tennis at it's best. No one could argue he hasn't got the best game around.
     
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  28. Progressive10s

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    All-court game

    Maybe, Federer can change the way tennis is played. A college coach wrote an article in TennisWeek magazine which related a sad tale. This coach had to instruct his recruits on the basics of volleying. I learned to volley in my first year of play--net play was natural, but then came Connors and Evert. Many highly-ranked players were stuck on the baseline. To be truly effective, you have to be comfortable on every area of the court.--Roger has proven that.
     
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  29. yee

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    I think Coria is a great player, not only just on clay. I believe he's the one who can develop a great rivalry with Roger instead of Andy. Their contrast of style and the way he's able to take off pace from Roger. Both weren't playing their best yesterday in hamburg final but still gave us a very entertaining match and that's only their first meeting since junior.

    But his behaviour on court can be really terrible. Saw few of his matches in hamburg, especailly the one vs ljubicic Whining about line calls non stop, playing linesman himself pointing at lines, even after he won he still can't stop whining. I don't know if that's his tactics to disrupt opponents rhythm of that's just how he is. But I think it's very disrecpectful to the opponents.
     
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  30. pound cat

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    He was almost perfect during the Ljubicic match LOL The umpire told him to shut up and stop complaining 1 minute into set 1. And he did, even pointing out a couple of Ljubicic's marks that were called out and were in and getting the point played over. Of course the parting on camera shot of Cotia was him at the umpires'a chair complaining to him. Evidently the Gaudio match was a verbal brawl, shouting insults at each other all the time. He's nasty and he's a complainer. No wonder none of the players dislike him. Mr. Unpopularity. I'm really glad he's not #1...what a disaster that would be for ATP and tennis.
     
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  31. sliceroni

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    Small Ted: Apparently what we're witnessing is potentially the GOAT. Too bad you can't appreciate that. It's seems you're a new user here. Many on this board know greatness when they see it and most are Federer fans, so I wound'nt waste my time on these boards as you already have.

    He forgot to mention mentally on a higher level as well, on all surfaces not just the red stuff.
     
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  32. big ted

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    hey my names big ted not little ted anyways im just sayin u ppl treat him like the second coming of jesus christ. he hadnt performed any miracles yet
     
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  33. sliceroni

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    BT, we're just glad and excited to see an old school type game dominate amongst the boring one dimensional baseliners. Many were fooled into thinking that the game has evolved into that. Slices, volleys, finesse, adroit maneuvering at net was on the verge of extinction. The retired hall-of-famers Sampras, Becker, Edberg, ect were sorely missed. Then here comes Federer into the mix, textbook strokes and volleys (not slapshot strokes or choppey volleys), serve is relaxed and effective not jerky. Millions have stopped watching tennis because that type of game is a minority. So I guess you can call him the savior of old school tennis, still effective as hell if done by the person. I wouldn't call it a miracle, just inspirational to many who enjoy watching tennis again.
     
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  34. yee

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    From what I read, people here only talked about what he had achieved so far and what they hope to see him achieve in future. Also how they enjoy his tennis especially most people here seem to be tennis player themselves.

    You're the one to reference him to jesus christ.
     
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