Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by tennisenthusiast, Nov 5, 2011.
Who will win?
Haha, the trophy's already been engraved with the maestro's name.
Nishikori is playing like a beast right now but I still give the edge to Federer.
Wawrinka in 3...
Wow I just woke up to see that Djokovic lost to Nishikori and top of that a bagel.
Watch out Federer....
Ken is full of surprises I think he'll take a set.
Fed in 3
Fed needs to beat Wawrinka in the semi, in case you didn't know.:twisted:
Oh yes I remember his swiss lapdog how could I forget
And Wawrinka beating Federer is akin to Roddick beating Federer. Unpossible.
wow. what a shocking outcome.
Well, if Federer actually reaches the final, I'd say him in 3. Nishikori has played really well this week.
Nishi will win and bagel mono Fed with back injury.
haha. i would like to see that news headline because it's too shocking to imagine.
Novak is still rusty. He hasn't look like he's there the whole time. He doesn't look fit enough or in shape enough to do damage at the Masters. He seemed a bit gingerly and tentative with his serves and stretching out. He wasn't willing to go for it as much. I think he's rusty and worried about getting re-injured. Novak does have a tendancy to pull back when he's worried about his health.
He also really seemed to check out after going down 0-3 in the 3rd set. I wasn't surprised at that point that he got bageled, he just wanted out in my opinion.
Djokovic doesn't need to play anymore. He's finishing the year as #1 and has already won the WTF in 2008. He has nothing really to defend. Look onward to the AO in 3 months.
Federer I think. He rarely loses at home. Hoping for Nishikori though.
This is true, he doesn't need to play well. He didn't look like his heart was in it in Basal. I could see him taking it easy during Paris and WTF, simply treating them as training, and trying not to re-injure himself.
is this nishikori's first 5oo final?
I don't know, but I see this going to 3 sets.
Really happy for Kei today, great potential, and it is always heartening to see new blood coming through. However, I will be cheering for Roger, I would love to see him get to 70 titles soon.
His lapdogs always end up on his side. That's the luck of the Swiss draw I guess.
If he wins, Basel, Paris, and the WTFs, he will by the end of the year. It's a long shot, but you never know, both Nadal and Djokovic haven't been up to par lately, it's down to how Federer and Murray take their chances. If Federer wins Basel, I feel it will give him the confidence to play well again. He was pretty good against Wawrinka in the second set, aggressive tennis and constant pressure. He needs this title....badly. The way I see, most of what happens in these two weeks is on Federer and Murray's racquets.
His first 500 final and third final overalll.
2009 Delray Beach Winner. Beat James Blake
2011 Houston Finalist lost to Sweeting
2011 Swiss Indoors Basel.....?
No one can say anything but Fed in two, maaaybe 3.
Can you imagine if Kei won though? The Nishikori hype on this board will be at max capacity.
He won Delray Beach in 2008
Fed 6-2 6-3. Nishi beat an injured Djoker. Fed's not ailing.
Pulling for Kei Nishikori for sure.
I respect Federer and his accomplishments, but I want to see some fresh meat on the Tour ready to move up into the Top 10 and start shifting things around.
Even though Kei seems to do a lot of things very well, i just don't think he quite has enough power to really trouble Fed, in the final of Basel where Fed feels so comfortable and all the crowd behind i can only see Fed winning in two, i havn't yet watched the match against Djokovic, but he must have played very well to have taken the 3rd set 6-0 regardless of Djokovic being injured, so if he could produce that kind of tennis again perhaps he could give Roger some problems and sneak a set but Fed in 2
Roger will probably win, but I hope Kei takes him to three sets.
Love to see Nish pull it off, I just cant however
Kei seems to be a likeable character works hard, but i sure hope he doesn't play party pooper.
The only thing interesting is changing the top 4. The top 10 doesn't mean jack.
From how Nishinomiya played in the semis I wouldn't say he don't stand a chance at all.
Nish in 3. 2-6 6-4 6-3.
Fed will turn Nishikori into sushi in 2.
Wow. Kei is the new Prince of Tennis!
The universal laws of probability says Nishikori has a chance. The law of Federer negates that.
fed's a bad matchup for nish. nish doesn't have the power to put fed on his heels (like tsonga, delpo) or overwhelm his backhand (rafa). fed in 2 easy sets.
Kei will retire in the 3 set with a lead. The next day you will see him sporting a brand new rolex with the diamond dial. LOL
I expect Federer will play similar to the way he did against Jarkko Nieminen (but he wont drop a set). Federer's smart serving and transition game will be a show stopper for the young Japanese baseliner. (Nole was happy to stand back and Nishikori came up with some great baseline tennis)
Fed is way to smart to let this happen to him. The difference will be high percentage first serves, angled shots to get Nishikori stretching, and Federer transition volley winners. Federer in two straight forward sets.
Nishikori has been very good of late but fed is sharpening up and should prove to be too much... I do hope to see big things from Nishikori in the future though
There's no way Federer is losing to Nishikori in his own hometown.
Now that's the right attitude.. FOR AN UPSET
Fed in 2 easy sets.
I'd go with Fed in a fairly easy 6-4 6-4 but Federer should watch out and take Nishikori 100 % seriously
Fed in 2.
P.S. Does anyone know if there are any sites to stream the final without ads? Livescorehunter has ads.
What time does the match start?
They are warming up right now so it would only be a few minutes away.
Nice stat that Nishikori has more wins this year than all of his previous years since 2007 combined.
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