Federer vs Del Potro WTF 2013 RR

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What's your prediction?

  1. Federer in 2

    21.6%
  2. Federer in 3

    44.6%
  3. Del Potro in 3

    25.7%
  4. Del Potro in 2

    8.1%
  1. veroniquem

    veroniquem Bionic Poster

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    I'm surprised the odds are not a bit closer but I guess it's a testament to how much Fed has declined over the last few months (and how much Rafa has improved on hard).
     
  2. tennisaddict

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    Very good summary.. Is it from memory or you make a journal of every match ?
     
  3. Steve0904

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    Well considering the match pretty much just finished it's not that surprising.
     
  4. Chico

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    Starting to think that this is actually quite correct assessment.

    Del Potro falters once more vs one of the top players. I had high hopes for him but other than his USO 2009 title and odd win here and there (see Beijing 2013) he was not able to compete at the same level as big 4.
     
  5. Hood_Man

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    It was awful, Novak barely showed up.
     
  6. underground

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    Memory. I'm good at remembering every single detail of things I like. :)
     
  7. chrischris

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    Missed the match.. heard there was a great point in which Del potro hit a hotdog and then Fed hit a back toithe net flick reversed smash to stay in the point and eventually pass DP with a forehand cross...anyone got that one on video????
     
  8. underground

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cr0-efJcVhs&t=22m53s
     
  9. TheF1Bob

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    WOW great analysis guys. So Fed played well?! Damn, color me surprise. Thought he'll be too tired.

    It's always a bad day when lord egg isn't in our presence.
     
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  11. BLX_Andy

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    I actually turned on the TV to DelPo hitting the tweener (just woke up haha) and was already pumped. I was very happy when Fed hit that forehand pass.
     
  12. TheTruth

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    Really?

    It hurts my eyes on TV, but seems like the atmosphere would be electric in person.

    It's weird, it seems like a lot of the time the players (on changeovers) are sitting in the dark. Then, I saw where ace or set point was on ticker.

    It seems like it's really loud, is it? Are you enjoying it?
     
  13. Overdrive

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    Wait, blacking out the audience hurts your eyes on the TV? How?

    I think the 'ace' 'set point' 'match point' and 'game, set, match' texts without the voice would be cool. :)
     
  14. TheTruth

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    It's so busy. Too much going on. I have to turn my head away to refocus. I always have problems when they switch to different surfaces. Like when they go from hard court to the FO. Initially, I have a problem picking up the ball.

    It's not the audience, it's the lights, the ticker, and the player sitting in the dark. I don't remember Paris and the WTF being this way.

    Was it the first year they've done this?
     
  15. Overdrive

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    You know what, tickers are unnecessary for tennis matches. I don't why I thought they were good at first.

    The colors on the surface outside of the courts are brighter than last years. I think having everything on a brighter hue of blue plus the lights does affect your viewing experience. The hue was darker during last year's WTFs. Also, the crowd is blacked out much darker compared to last year's tournament.
     
  16. TheTruth

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    Would you mind showing me the hate post? :confused:.

    I ask, because this is about the third time you've made this accusation.

    I'm interested in your thought process.
     
  17. TheTruth

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    I think being there would be different. A lot of excitement.
     
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    'Twas the Match of the Century.
     
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