Nishikori vs Federer - Basel Open Final 2011

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My Prediction

Poll closed Nov 6, 2011.
  1. Federer in 2

    47 vote(s)
    66.2%
  2. Federer in 3

    11 vote(s)
    15.5%
  3. Nishikori in 2

    4 vote(s)
    5.6%
  4. Nishikori in 3

    9 vote(s)
    12.7%
  1. 1970CRBase

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    Nish.

    10Kei's
     
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  2. Ico

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    Federer breaks.
     
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  3. Mack-2

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    Fed breaks first game! Nishikori was up 40-0!
     
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  4. Carsomyr

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    That forehand at deuce from Federer was nasty. He breaks and leads 1-0.
     
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  5. iriraz

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    From 40-0 up to losing serve.Tough start for Nishikori
     
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  6. 1970CRBase

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    Nish has Fed exactly where Fed wants him.
     
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  7. Ico

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    Federer holds for 2-0. He might run away with this set. Nishikori in 3!
     
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  8. veroniquem

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    It's gonna be a spanking. This event started as if it was going to have a better field than a master. Then, Murray retired, Djoko is still injured and the final is gonna be a massacre. Hopefully, Paris will fare better.
     
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  9. pringles

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    Nice start from Federer. He's probably like "hey, you don't look like Djokovic!"
     
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  10. jaggy

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    The Fed is looking strong (not a statement you read much these days)
     
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  11. pringles

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    back in the day Federer was strong just by being Federer
     
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    Wow, some excellent defense from Fed to setup break points
     
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  13. pringles

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    great rally, Federer wins it with a powerful forehand

    it's 15-40 now...
     
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    annacone has polished his head nicely for the occasion.
     
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  15. pringles

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    Nishikori's serve is completely off today. What is it now, 30 % of 1st serves in?

    Federer breaks again 4-1 double break

    On to the second set I recon
     
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  16. Ico

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    Federer breaks again. Waiting for things to heat up in the second set.
     
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  17. pringles

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    Great disguise from Nishikori, making Federer feel comfortable and then bang. Watch Nishikori win 2-6 6-0 6-0
     
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  18. pringles

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    What a backhand from Federer!
     
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  19. Ico

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    Federer must've found a time machine this morning. Some of the nicer backhand winners I've seen from him all year.
     
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    Wow. Federer blasting all sorts of winners.
     
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  21. niff

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    if I could hit a one handed bh winner like that once in my life....
     
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  22. pringles

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    Federer GOAT-ing right now
     
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  23. pringles

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    I think it's a good time to start praying if you're Nishikori.

    set point Federer
     
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    Fed baked bread, hungry Kei got served by Fed!

    6/1 Maestro
     
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  25. pringles

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    wow, another clean backhand winner dtl from Fed, he holds 1-0
     
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  26. tlm

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    How did this clown with his girls serve get in the final? Joker must be hurt to let this guy beat him. Fed is destroying him, this looks like practice for fed.
     
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    My friend Babbette tells me Fed is playing a Mickey Mouse event someplace. Anyone have details ?
     
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  28. pringles

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    For the second time, Nishikori has a sniff of a sniff of a sniff

    0-15
     
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  29. AM95

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    this is just a beatdown. nishikori must have been playing out of his mind against djokovic.
     
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  30. KHSOLO

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    This guy beat novak, maybe he will samurai his way to win
     
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  31. Sentinel

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    Will Roger feed basalt pizza with lindt truffle topping to all the poor urchins of Switzerland after this match ?
     
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  32. AM95

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    classic rogi
     
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  33. Xizel

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    I just tuned in and Nishikori is raping Federer this game.
     
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  34. pringles

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    Nishikori can't make a dent on Federer's serve. I don't think he's won more than 1 point in any of Fed's service games
     
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  35. Ico

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    Basel basil basalt pizza for everyone! If Nishikori wins, everyone gets to enjoy Cup Noodles.
     
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  36. The Bawss

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    LOL you were saying?
     
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  37. jones101

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    Kei is the Japanese GOAT, Novak stood no chance.
     
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  38. pringles

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    but Federer is the GOAT of all GOATs, isn't he
     
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  39. The Bawss

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    Federer breaks...this is over. A final showing is a good result for Nishikori. I don't think he believed he stood a chance in this final anyway, he realised he's not playing some bum like Novak.
     
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  40. pringles

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  41. kaleidoskope

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    That lob was nasty...
     
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  42. Ico

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    Federer one game away from first title in over 9 months. He's only lost 3 points on serve.
     
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  43. Xizel

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    Federer's serve is too good.
     
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  44. Marius_Hancu

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    Brad still with Nishikori?
    Don't see him around.
     
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  45. jones101

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    True dat, true dat!
     
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  46. Ico

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    Nishikori has a break point.
    Edit: Squandered.
     
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  47. Xizel

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    If Kei breaks, at least he did a good showing despite a brutal kill by Fed.
     
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  48. Ico

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    Match point Federer. Fantastic rally.
     
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    My God, great rally.
     
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  50. pringles

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    Nishikori starting to play some aggresive tennis now. Down 1-6 3-5, nice timing...


    Fed with an excellent fh pass, has match point
     

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