How many of you would love to see a Haas - Federer final?

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  1. BreakPoint

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    I would kill to see such a match-up!!! I don't know if they have ever played each other. I think they have very similar games and styles. It would be the battle of the two of the best one-handed backhands on the men's tour. If it happens, I think it would be quite a battle!! :D
     
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  2. Defcon

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    I would love that match! Would be nice to see some all court tennis from both ends.
     
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    It would be a great match, and on current form, a very even match. Haas is looking very good right now.
     
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  4. barry

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    The Haas experience got him out of the first set tie breaker. Then he went on to take care of business. Nice to see some up and coming quality young players. He was 18 same age as Nadal, still juniors but couple of year will make the grade.
     
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  5. ibemadskillzz

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    I like Federer's game. I want to see him play Haas. Haas has a patient game which I like. Haas will eat him up. Did you see that shot he made against the BERDYCHCH, He drop shot a high ball, he carved it like some cake.
     
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    I'd personally like to see Haas win the whole thing. If he doesn't, I'm for the old guy.
     
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  7. irishbanger

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    Haas and Federer played one of the best matches of 2002 at the AO. Haas won 8-6 in the fifth set. Both played lights out!
     
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  8. AAAA

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    Haas beat Hewitt and then Roddick? That would be surprising.

    I'm looking forward to the Johansson-Roddick heavy-weight hitting slugfest.
     
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  9. Matt H.

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    i have that match on DVD. i've watched it so many times it's ridiculous.


    Haas and Federer's career record is tied at 2-2.
     
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  10. Mikael

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    Johansson has close to 0 chance of breaking Andy's serve with his poor return game. The opposite seems slightly more likely. I predict a 4 set victory for Roddick with maybe 1 or 2 tiebreaks.
     
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  11. VictorS.

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    If Haas can somehow beat both Hewitt and Roddick (assuming he takes care of T-Robredo), you would think he would have the confidence and form to at least take federer the distance. Both guys really play with style and grace.

    Overall, I think we have some great potential final match-ups, with Agassi and Federer on one side Roddick, Hewitt, and Haas on the other end of the draw.
     
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  12. Anonymous

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    as long as roddicks not in the finals, im cool. I wanna see henman and haas
     
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  13. jings

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    Would love to see this final. Haas certainly capable of taking Hewitt and Roddick to set it up. It'll be tough but he's playing well and almost back to his very best. Funnily I think the Hewitt match is the harder of the two. He loves a target, as Henman will testify, and he may want to tone down the net game a tad. Haas' natural game will hurry Roddick more than he's comfortable, it'll just come down to dealing with the serve .... And all assuming that the top half reveals Fed, which is far from a foregone conclusion. Some great matches in prospect.
     
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  14. PureCarlosMoyaDrive

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    Matt, would it be maybe possible for me to get that match from you? I've heard about it, and saw some highlights, and it looks crazy.

    BTW, this is the best final I can think of. If Fed plays Roddick and takes him out in front of the world here again though, that would be great too.

    But tomorrow, Agassi vs. Fed is the thing to worry about now. Gonna be great, but Fed gonna kill it.
     
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  15. BreakPoint

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    I think Haas can definitely beat Roddick. Remember that Haas had a couple of match points on Roddick in their match at the Olympics last month. Roddick saved himself with his big serve (just like he did against Nalbandian in the semis last year and against Fish in the Cincy final last year). I agree that the tougher match for Haas may be Hewitt. Hewitt is playing extremely well right now. He won two hard court tounaments coming into the Open and was in the final in Cincy where he lost to Agassi. Did anyone see him absolutely destroy Beck today? However, I think Haas has enough weapons to beat Hewitt but it will be a tough one. Haas all the way!!!!!
     
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  16. jings

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    Indeed Breakpoint. He must not give Hewitt too good a look at a target though. The diminutive Aussie battler will be all over it like a cheap suit. Pace into the corners stretching Hewitt and hitting through him would take a leaf out of Fed's play book.
     
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  17. splink779

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    Go Haas, all the way. Btw, I'm interested in that 2002 AO match you guys were talking about, I've never seen a Haas/Federer match that would be awesome.
     
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