French Open 2012 Quater final - Federer vs Del potro

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by rainingaces, Jun 4, 2012.

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Who is going to win this match?

  1. federer in 3

    10 vote(s)
    13.0%
  2. federer in 4

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    48.1%
  3. federer in 5

    16 vote(s)
    20.8%
  4. delpo in 3

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    2.6%
  5. delpo in 4

    9 vote(s)
    11.7%
  6. delpo in 5

    3 vote(s)
    3.9%
  1. bluetrain4

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    Is it a serious injury, or just a nagging type injury?
     
  2. dudeski

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    I agree. I would seriously start hating Federer if he eliminated Novak again and ruined the final.
     
  3. All-rounder

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    Patience, I've seen plenty of delpo vs fed matches. Federer doesn't have anything to worry about unless Delpo goes 2 sets up
     
  4. Dave_D

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    And Federer breaks back to get closer at 4-2.
     
  5. kevin_95

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    Federer gets one break back
     
  6. bezs

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    Got one back
     
  7. gsharma

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    I believe the balls are the same as last year. The same Babolat balls has Babolat has a multi-year contract with FO.
     
  8. Faster

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    Fed gets one break back.

    Let's see what he does on his own serve now
     
  9. Feather

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    I still hope so
     
  10. Federererer

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    Well that's one break back. Now if he can only hold serve. Get some aces.
     
  11. All-rounder

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    Like I said patience this set is still not over
     
  12. Marius_Hancu

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    slightly better game from Fed to get a break back
     
  13. iriraz

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    Wrong.They still use babolat balls but these are heavier and much slower.
     
  14. nadal_slam_king

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    Its been my nightmare since round one. Nadal has no need for Federer. Nadal needs djokovic, to maim.
     
  15. Hood_Man

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    2010 Wimbledon is the worst I've seen from him personally. Goffin gave him a real tough match though.
     
  16. norbac

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    He's still affected by mono since 2008. Why do you think he hasn't reached 25 Slams?
     
  17. decades

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    delpotro no margin for error. too flat.
     
  18. dudeski

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    I hope Federer loses in 5 sets and intentionally lets injured Delpo through so that Novak can cruise in the semifinal. Also, hopefully they will make Nadal play the second semi since Novak is playing Delpo. Thank you Federer. Now make sure Delpo is barely moving in the semi. Thanks again Rogi!
     
  19. All-rounder

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    If delpo doesn't hold serve here the set is gone probably along with the match
     
  20. gsharma

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    Sure...I think he could have reached 50 slams.
     
  21. Federererer

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    Problem for Fed is even if he pulls this out, he's gonna be damn tired for the semi whereas Djoko looks like he's gonna get out of his 1/4 in 1.5 hours.
     
  22. decades

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    it used to be you couldn't play world class tennis for hours on end with an injury. but times have obviously changed. just put a bandage on.
     
  23. decades

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    fed is soft balling him slicing and dicing and hitting short angle slice to his backhand. fed always exposes delpo's flaws.
     
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    True. In the past, pre-steroids Djokovic would be dead tired and complaining of the heat, Sars, Asian bird flu, common cold, etc. Now, nothing phases him. Weird huh?
     
  25. nadal_slam_king

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    I agree, well I don't care who does what to whom as long as Nadjokovic final so Nadal can increase the Nadjokovic h2h to 19-14 and 6-3 at the slams.
     
  26. Federererer

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    Delpo serving too well today. No chance for Fed.
     
  27. Mighty Matteo

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    federer has to make del potro play more shots.
     
  28. dudeski

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    We need a fresh Djokovic in the final or else Nadal will seriously win this tournament in easy straight sets. Not even a single 7-5 set the entire tournament. I am serious. Nadal's draw has been pathetic so far. Djokovic is humanity last hope against the demon!
     
  29. decades

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    delpo has a terrible transition game.
     
  30. tennis_pro

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    Federer has BP to break again.
     
  31. All-rounder

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    NO ******* Belief whatsoever
     
  32. nadal_slam_king

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    Nadal had to play world number 43 in 2nd round. And now Nadal has to play Almagro, and last time they met was 2010 RG when in-form Nadal won but 7-6 7-6 6-4. Nadal's draw is anything but easy. Even Nadal's semi won't be easy. If Nadal got Federer in semi it would be easy.
     
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    Shank from Fed in such a momennnttt...
     
  34. dudeski

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    I think you are the only true Nadal fan who actually has confidence in Nadal. Everyone else including the so called "respected" Nadal fan's like Mustard are just insecure tards in reality.
     
  35. decades

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    not his belief. fed is really the only one who exposes his weaknesses. everybody else just bashes with him.
     
  36. MG1

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    what was the scoreline in 2008 RG QF .

    Most one-sided QF in RG history as per ATP.
     
  37. Federererer

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    Wow Fed really blew that one.
     
  38. All-rounder

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    Finally a gift from Federer
     
  39. OldFedIsOld

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    What if Djokovic miraculously gets back into form and beats Nadal in the finals? Nadal will become a legend, the person who lost all 4 grand slam finals in a row.
     
  40. Gorecki

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    this is not about nadal. you want to debate nadal go to VB
     
  41. That FH was looking magnifico for Fedstaferous, and by gum he starts serving quickly.
     
  42. dudeski

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    Nadal only seems to be bothered by big servers. We all saw what he can do to the so called clay courters yesterday. I am expecting 6-3 6-2 6-1 sort of beat down of Almagro and then not much tougher beat down of Ferrer. I would be shocked if either of them got to 5 games in a set.
     
  43. Federererer

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    Can't see Fed pulling this out. This is not AO.
     
  44. nadal_slam_king

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    Unbelievable triumphant moment if I see De Potro win the set. I gave up hope when Berdych lost/
     
  45. Hood_Man

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    Jeez, I'm glad it's Fed out there facing those forehands and not me :shock:

    [​IMG]
     
  46. mandy01

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    You can't have 'debate' on VB :lol: :)
     
  47. cucio

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    DelPo in Full Smiting Mode. Let's see if Fed can weather the storm and hang in there, maybe if Juan gasses out he has a chance.
     
  48. nadal_slam_king

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    Thanks that's great :shock:
     
  49. norbac

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    Roger just can't handle the big hitters anymore.
     
  50. dudeski

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    Boy was I wrong about wanting Federer in Nadal's half. If they ended up playing and Federer was in this sort of form it would be 2008 all over again. Ugh!
     

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