Its quite simple For Fed

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  1. Defcon

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    No long winded analysis here (i'm not that smart!). Fed just needs to take care of 2 things -

    1. BP conversion - He's usually quite poor in this, but against most players he creates a tonof chances so it doesn't matter. Have to play these like its 2-5 in a TB.

    2. Stay aggressive - don't play frombehind the baseline, attack every return, come to net.

    and of course, 1st serve %age, but that goes without saying.

    Fed is fit enough to hang with Nadal for 5 sets. Nadal will grind him down mentally but Fed has to remember that his A-game is still the best, and not go away from it, even if it doesn't work for a set or so.

    All I want is for the Fed from the last 2 sets against Robredo or the Hmburg final to show up. Its still going to be very tough, but a mental collapse like last year will be hard to watch.
     
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  2. Robbie_1988

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    Perhaps one more thing he should take care of is minimising the backhand errors of his. It's painful to see a lot of shanked backhands from him. It's usually a very telling sign in a match against Nadal. I liken it to a bad omen.
     
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  3. Defcon

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    Actually I think the backhand has been holding up pretty well lately. Much m ore potent than it was last year. Its the forehand that seems to go away on vacation :)
     
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  4. @wright

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    I agree - 1st serve percentage up, and take it to him for a whole match. Not alot to ask for. He should know this by now.
     
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    Someone is going to be one step towards making history in a sleeveless shirt tomorrow.
     
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  6. Nadal_Freak

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    Time for backhand errors galore. If Nadal is hitting his forehand like he has been this French Open, I expect a lot of errors. The French Open is the perfect clay for Nadal. Medium speed with high bounces.
     
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  7. @wright

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    The forecast says it'll be cloudy Sunday...The highs will only be in the low 80's. Not Nadal's favorite conditions.
     
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  8. The Gorilla

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    Nadal could win his third french in a row tomorrow and all you can think about is Federer.
     
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  9. Robbie_1988

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    But Federer comes closest to winning a GRAND SLAM out of all the players on the tour. I'm sure that's why all people can think of is Federer. I mean what would you rather have if you had a choice? GRAND SLAM? Or three Roland Garros titles?
     
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  10. The Gorilla

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    what I mean is, federer is a long way from a grand slam though, nadal is on the threshhold.
     
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  11. Andrew

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    It's okay, Justine Henin could also win her third consecutive French Open tomorrow, and all you can think of is Nadal :roll:.

    All four possible singles champions have a chance at history this weekend, and let's appreciate the effort that went in to even having the chance of achieving their respective accomplishments.
     
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  12. boojay

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    the nadal trolls do not have the mental capacity to answer this question.
     
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  13. fednad

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    He has already made history by the frequency and magnitude of his butt picking.
     
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