Federer Safin Aussie 05 on ESPN Classic

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  1. Ray Mercer

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    Playing on ESPN CLassic right now. Great match. Any younger fans who havn't seen a younger Federer play should PVR this,
     
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    wasn't on my ESPN Classic....bummer...
     
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    2005 was the weak era and players were not good because they did not hit with a lot topspin and Nole/Rafa were not there.
     
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  4. Tennis sensation

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    Actually both Nole and Rafa played in the 2005 AO.

    Nole lost to Safin in the 1st Round- 0-6 2-6 1-6

    Rafa lost to Hewitt in the 4th Round- 5-7 6-3 6-1 6-7 2-6

    But both of them were not seeded in the tournament.
     
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  7. LetsGoRoddick

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    fav match of all time for me.

    too bad I was watching nba playoffs today lol.
     
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  8. tacou

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    great great match, Hewitt vs Nadal was also killer!
     
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    Those matches are also on youtube.
     
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    best match ever!!!!!!!
     
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    okay Mr. Kramer, what is the best match then ?
     
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  12. Cup8489

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    LOL U MAD?

    My god, you're on a massive trolling spree. You tryna get banned?

    Safin worked his butt off to get in peak physical shape to show himself that he was still able to win a major.. personal validation. Nobody was able to stand up to him.. It's similar to what djokovic just got done doing... except djokovic has a different approach to his tennis than safin.. mainly due to djokovic's greater footspeed.

    Stop trolling, you look bitter.
     
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  13. dominikk1985

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    well that was a great match, but safin was very rarely in that shape. don't forget how many bad tournaments he played.

    he often was in bad shape and he was a headcase. certainly great tennis talent, but he had so many off days and also could loose to anyone. he often lost in GS tournaments in the 2nd or 3rd round even in his prime. very inconsistent player.

    he also lost quite often against santoro:D
     
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  14. Cup8489

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    True. But it just goes to show that when he wanted something enough, he was capable of getting it :D

    See: Safinettes
     
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    thats my all time favorite match, tennis not seen nowadays
     
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    Clearly, Federer was injured.
     
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    lol at all the fed haters, whats to hate.
     
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    This is one of the greatest matches I've ever seen.
     
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  19. tenniswarrior

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    Safin was prime and Federer wasn't. Completely unfair! I think Federer was scared of Safin. Yes, he was scared, so he lost! Unfair victory.
     
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    Are you Underhand's less developed brother or something?
     
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    what?? Fed was at his peak that year and that Aussie specifically, what proves us once again that Marat was GOAT at his prime. His issue was he did not care of it much...
     
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    Fed was injured, Safin player match of the career. Nouf said.
     
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    I think the exact opposite, one of the most underrated of all time. He was abn absolute beast. Injuries and a letting the winning go to his head didn't help him. Nor did being matey with Mac, and being seen coming out of nightclubs at dawn looking very wide eyed!!!!
     
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  25. Cup8489

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    Safin had some serious game. He moved pretty well for a big guy (6'4") and had all the firepower he needed. were there guys with bigger forehands? sure, but that backhand was a masterclass. He was good at the net, and his serve backed his game up very well.

    tis too bad he was such a headcase..
     
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    That makes sense...I've been saying since 2005 that Federer was no longer in his prime. Glad you agree.
     
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