Maintaining composure like a boss!

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  1. Sid_Vicious

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    I found this video on youtube. It is from TMC '04. Roger vs Marat in the SF. A match that ended after a 20-18 tiebreak in the 2nd set. I had forgotten that Federer actually should have won this tiebreaker in 20 points rather than 38. Safin hit a ball that was out when he was serving to stay in it at 10-9. It is pretty impressive how Federer just shook it off in a minute.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0m6Z7g9jlo
     
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  2. brickner_damage

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    That is an incredible tiebreaker, how brilliant is that.

    Federer really was Nadal-like back then..
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  3. Cup8489

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    I wish someone would post those matches, TMC 2004 online. it would be so nice. Or at least that one.
     
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  4. Semi-Pro

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    Just goes to show you how you don't have to argue like an idiot with the umpire (like Nadal) when an honest mistake is made. Roger kept his composure and did well to pull it out regardless
     
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    I remember that tie-break! What a great match that was. I remember I felt bad for Marat even though I was rooting for Roger.
     
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  6. WhiskeyEE

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    Fed and Safin brought out the best in each other. It's too bad Safin wasn't more committed. That could've been an awesome rivalry.
     
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    One of my favourite matches of all time, I gotta admit I sometimes miss that Fed, who had ice cold in his veins (well aside from his loss to Berdman at the Olympics that year, IIRC he was royally pissed off in that one :) ) and floated around court.
     
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    That brief Safin/Federer rivalry was so incredible. Such a shame that Safin kept seriously inuring his knee.
     
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    Some of the most entertaining tennis came when these two met imo.

    I saw this match live (on tv ^_^) and it was amazing!
     
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    That's the one with the incredible backhand from Fed, right?

    "Roger Federer, you are the man !!"
     
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  11. TennisLovaLova

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    I was thinking he looked more like Duke Fleed
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  12. joeri888

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    This is why Roger doesn't like hawkeye. Djokovic would have imploded. So would have that Safin. Not that Roger. He sees it as a skill in its own right. I sometimes like hawkeye a lot, but things like these, they were something special. The fury of Andy, Lleyton or Marat would have been awesome.
     
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  13. TennisLovaLova

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    Exactly.
    What's happening now is just like what happened in the NBA. Rules and game code changes took away the emotion from the game.
    I mean, now when you watch a tennis match it's like watching robot fighting for territory. no emotion at all
     
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  14. joeri888

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    I think the same's a little bit in soccer if they would use camera's and stuff, although in soccer even then.. the rules are somewhat shady.
     
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  15. Hitman

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    It was an outstanding match, and tie break held the record joint record for longest tie break in history at that point.

    Roger was majestic with the way he floated around the court back then.
     
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  16. joeri888

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    Which tb broke the record?
     
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