Fed's playing on house money from now on

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  1. Tenez101

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    He should have been on a flight back to Switzerland after tonight, and he knows it. I think he'll have very little pressure going into the semis and finals, I could see him going all the way.

    Looking forward to the rematch with Novak.
     
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  2. 6-3 6-0

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    I think this was the tough match he needed to build his confidence. He didn't have the luxury at this year's Wimbledon. Remember 2012 Wimbledon R3 match? He wasn't down MP but was 2 points away from 4 set loss. After that hurdle, he breezed through every opponent in max 4 sets including SF and F.
     
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  3. smoledman

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    Agreed, after he saves MP(2) nothing will faze him going forward.
     
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  4. csmoove899

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    That was not the case in the Wimbledon final against Djokovic.
     
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  5. smoledman

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    Fed had it too easy getting to the final there. Nobody tested him. After passing the crucible of 2 Match Points in the quarterfinals, he'll be very loose and ready for the last remaining tests.
     
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  6. Tenez101

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    This precisely. Look at Novak's path to the Wimbledon final in contrast. He had tough matches against Cilic and Dimitrov whereas Federer was barely tested. You could see in the fifth set of the final that Novak felt more at ease than Federer. I could very well envision the opposite scenario occurring in this year's final.
     
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  7. SoBad

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    Federer paid for a wildcard into SF and he got what he paid for -- no more, no less.

    Okay, with Berdych tanking out, maybe he did get more than what he paid for!~~!:lol:
     
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  8. tennisbuck

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    Oh come on all the talk of Fed's draw is getting really old
     
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  9. magnut

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    novaks big test was murray. he came through it. i have no doubt he will be mentally strong if he gets to the final. federer may have a tough time against cilic and recover may become a pretty major issue in the next couple days. hopefully it will rain and the final will get pushed to monday. thats will be a HUGE help for fed If cilic pushes him....which I think he will. this long match against Molfis is going to hurt Roger IMO.
     
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  10. smoledman

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    I think Cilic and Djokovic should be scared ****less now. Fed has never before survived MP in a slam. This is uncharted territory for him.
     
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    lolz, Roger Federer won't have any chances against Novak in fifth set. He would be worn out by then. Roger's physical fitness is now light years behind that of Novak Djokovic.

    The best chance for Roger is to win in four sets
     
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    Novak is playing to well for Geriatrix :D
     
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  13. JustBob

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    There's no need for rain, the final is Monday:

    Monday 9/8 Day 5:00 PM Men's Final

    http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/schedule/eventschedule.html?promo=subnav

    The ATP did not like it and asked the USO to "fall in line" with other slams. The final will return to Sunday in 2015.
     
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    I can't see him getting past Djokovic.
     
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    It's got nothing to do with the ATP. CBS doesn't hold the broadcast rights for the slam anymore since they were outbid by ESPN so the USO doesn't need to have Semis on Saturday to please CBS with Super Saturday anymore.

    Hence we can have Semis on Friday and the Final on Sunday now.
     
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  17. Dedans Penthouse

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    He's the #2 seed.

    He beat the #20 seed.

    He's facing the #14 seed.

    Fed - Djoko final. What's so hard to figure out?
     
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  18. Djokovic_is_the_best#1

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    Fed isn't beating Nole in the final! Djokovic won't let him off the hook like clownfils did! I expect a nole-fed final, with djoko winning in 4! :)
     
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    Cut it out. He took Djokovic to 3 sets at Indian Wells final this year and also to 5 sets at Wimbledon final this year. Why is everybody acting like it's a guarantee Djokovic will win if these two play in the final? :confused:

    This is true. I still wish CBS had the rights though.
     
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  20. JustBob

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    Not really, the decision to return to a Sunday final in 2015 was made before ESPN acquired the rights.

    http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/tennis/21869294
     
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  21. Bertie B

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    Federer is playing terrible (missing routine forehands etc). He got the w against Monfils but I have no confidence in him against Djokovic.

    He rarely complains, but hopefully it was a combination of age, lights, vision.
     
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  22. FEDEXP

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    You forgot the wind.
     
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  23. Ray Mercer

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    I can't see him beating djokovic at this point either. He had to serve out of his mind just to take it to 5 sets at Wimbledon which is djokovic's worst surface. At 33 his ground game is just not consistent enough. I would love to see him pull it off though.
     
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  24. West Coast Ace

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    You left out defeated him in Dubai in the SF after losing the 1st set

    Classic TW 'logic' - Fed can't easily beat Monfils; thus he has no shot against a better player.

    I agree with the OP's premise. If it's the final we expect, the pressure is on Djokovic; in addition to the turnaround v Monfils is just the overarching fact that a 33 yr old should not be making Major finals against younger, bigger, stronger opponents.
     
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    Didn't know that, and my first thought was, what a terrible idea-then I saw they're doing away with the stupid Super Saturday deal, so it's ok.
     
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    Playing slim margin, attacking tennis in gusty winds is a losing proposition. I don't think it's a coincidence that his game improved later in the evening as the wind died down. Monfils spent the majority of the night retrieving hitting safe shots and waiting for Federer to make an error.

    I don't fault Monfils as much as others here. He played about as good as could be expected. The match was on Federer's racquet and once his level improved it was pretty much over.
     
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