If Federer loses to F-Lo...

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  1. montrealforum

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    I think we know what time it is. No knock on Lopez though he is a dangerous threat on any surface at any time, you just never know when he's gonna bring his A game.
     
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  2. sureshs

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    It is time for him to play with J-Lo
     
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  3. blip

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    What a great match. Love the way Fed makes things so effortless. I'll take Lopez again in the tie break.
     
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  4. FedererBestTennis

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    Dumb thread, wrong forum. :mad:
     
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  5. kishnabe

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    F-LO.....lost 6-1 in the third!
     
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  6. Hood_Man

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    Some... people are on the pitch, they think it's all over!

    It is-



    oh wait, it's just the Umpire checking a mark. Carry on.
     
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  7. kishnabe

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    I was just yoking around...annoyed with some talking hypothetically about a match!
     
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  8. Hood_Man

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    Same here :)
     
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  9. JoelDali

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    Lol

    10 Goats
     
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    Great win for roger today. It would have been devastating.
     
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  11. montrealforum

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    Well done by Roger, he escaped what would have been a devastating loss. You could sense the doom and gloom from the crowd who respect Roger so much they did not get totally into the match, very subdued tension from the packed house who don't want to see Federer fade away just yet. I beleive this guilty feeling affected F-Lo on that easy overhead. He wanted it but in a way he didn't want it. It's so tough to slay the legend. Federer survives, but just barely.
     
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  12. aprilfool

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    The crowd were screaming for Lopez in unison in the last games. No doom and gloom at all. They wanted Lopez to win. That was very evident.
    High quality match from both players.
     
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  13. sureshs

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    Not a good sign at all for Fed that the match went that far. Nadal would have demolished Lopez in straights.
     
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  14. Speranza

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    Watson: Can't agree with 'demolish'. Not if Lopez had played Ralph the exact same way he played Federer. Sure, Ralph would have won, and probably in straights - but there wouldn't have been a demolition.
     
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  15. BrooklynNY

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    hahah best post I've seen all day.

    Fed is done. He'll get by Malisse because thats how it is, but...I don't think he is getting past Sod.
     
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  16. sureshs

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    Ralph would not have allowed Lopez to play the same way. That is the key to every Nadal match - he wears his opponent down mentally and physically.
     
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  17. Nadalfan89

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    Can you idiots stop discussing match results here? It's blatantly against the rules.

    Where are the mods?
     
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  18. Devilito

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    Lopez played amazing and it's a match up of styles. He's going to match up better against Federer than Nadal. Do you guys that make comments actually play the sport?
     
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  19. BrooklynNY

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    Yes, of course. It's a better matchup, but Federer is a better clay court player than Lopez, atleast thats what the record says. He is 2nd only to Nadal, and Rafa would eat up every single slice backhand that Feliciano Lopez hit on a clay court.
    No question about that. Fed was not even handling Lopez's slice very well at all. Nadal drools when he sees a slice on clay.
     
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  20. Devilito

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    yeah but Lopez played well. Does he get no credit for that? Federer's game is going down on Clay more than on any other surface. Records don't mean anything anymore in regards to how he is performing in the present. He no longer has the patience for a clay court grind, anybody can see that in how he's playing.
     
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  21. BrooklynNY

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    True, Lopez deserves credit, and I've always liked his game. I saw him play against Rafa at the US Open this year. I also think the tight scoreline was a reflection of some of the worst returning since the Isner / Mahut match, I don't know the stats, just going off recollection.
     
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  22. sepidoel

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    Lopez did well, but with a lot of unforced errors. Yet Federer made them more than Lopez; so many long or wide balls, including the missed easy overhead (twice if I remember correctly). As a Fed's fan, watching yesterday's match was quite painful. Thank god he still had good serve.
     
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