Federer unbeatable

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  1. irishbanger

    irishbanger Rookie

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    Federer is just unbeatable. Granted, he played a journeyman qualifier today, but the guy didn't beat himself with stupid mistakes, Federer just crushed him. And it wasn't as close as the score indicated.
     
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  2. Vlad

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    Yes, he looked out of this world today. Totally dominant. If he keeps it up, he will not lose a set.
     
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  3. yee

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    He really did look awesome but it's difficult to judge if he's unbeatable from his performance over 2 players who's obviously nowhere near his class.

    Hewitt seems to be in pretty good form himself, it'll be a good ground to judge Federer's form if they do meet in QF.
     
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  4. Defcon

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    The thing is Federer *wants* to crush his opponents and shows no mercy. He does not play safe consistent tennis, or avoid mistakes. He goes for his shots, keeps up the pressure and at the same time makes almost no errors. Thats what separates him from the rest of the field.
     
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  5. AAAA

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    Hewitt is playing Goran next, a match he should win given Goran's shoulder problems, looming retirement etc. but Goran-Hewitt will be atleast court one so with the crowd behind him who knows(can't wait to watch it). After Goran, Hewitt will play Moya if Moya beats Dmitry Tursunov. I'm not so sure Hewitt will beat Moya.
     
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  6. AndyC

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    He's looking good.. but he was looking good too at the FO till he ran into Kuerten. I don't think the rank n file pro will trouble him but when he runs into the quarters/semis/final well we shall see.. I do think he's the fav at the moment though
     
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  7. jings

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    I was trying to do the maths on the Falla match. Can't remember if it's 1 minute or 2 between games, but they played 21 games in total, I think it's 2 minutes a break so in actuality Federer needed a little over half an hour of actual play to get through to the 3rd round. Even if he was a qualifier, that is just boringly quick. Didn't see the game, I was getting some sleep in to watch England at 3am lose on penalties yet again ... was he S&V'ing a little more?
     
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  8. drakulie

    drakulie Talk Tennis Guru

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    Anyone notice he was using a PS 85 painted like a Tour 90, painted like a ncode?
     
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  9. VamosRafa

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    Please remind me again who he played, what their rankings are, and why they should have made a dent in Fed's game? He is the No. 1 player after all, and they are far from the No. 1 player. :lol:

    Seriously, this has not been a tough draw for Fed, and it's not surprising that he's cruising.

    Now, he may continue to cruise over, shall we say, higher ranked players, and he's definitely the fave to win the event, but I think he will be tested more in coming rounds. I hope so anyway. Looking forward to some good tennis from the faves.

    BTW, Henman didn't look so good in his first round match -- which we've seen a few times. Hopefully he got over his nerves, because I think he's a real contender here.

    Susan
     
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  10. Kevin Patrick

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    Federer is a huge favorite, but stranger things have happened. Becker in '87 & Sampras in '96 were bigger favorites than he is now & they didn't win the tournament.
     
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  11. PureCarlosMoyaDrive

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    Well when he plays Moya in the quarters, then will really see how dominant he is. And I have a feeling that he'll take Moya in straights, and that will show us the light of Federer not losing a set BESIDES the first set or 4th set against Moya.
     
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  12. AAAA

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    At the warm-up tournament in Halle, Germany, Federer crushed Mardy Fish 6-0,6-3, albeit in a best of three set match but Federer still walked over a much higher ranked player.
     
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