Nishikori vs Federer - Basel Open Final 2011

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by tennisenthusiast, Nov 5, 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. CCNM

    CCNM Hall of Fame

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    Congratulations Roger Federer. He's not dead yet, folks!!! He might want to talk the Mrs. into going blonde again.
     
  2. MichaelNadal

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    He really does, I don't know how anyone can truly dislike Federer. He's an awesome ambassador for tennis.
     
  3. celoft

    celoft Guest

    Congrats on title #68.
     
  4. Bobby Jr

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    The slice comes into its own on indoor courts like that. Hitting over everything isn't the answer on such comparatively low bouncing courts. Federer hit plenty of monster topspin backhands but the slice tied his opponents in knots plenty of times too.
     
  5. jamesblakefan#1

    jamesblakefan#1 G.O.A.T.

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    Bold prediction, but I'd be surprised if Nishikori isn't top 10 by this time next year if he stays healthy. He's got the game to do it, and seems to be on the right track.
     
  6. DarthFed

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    People love success but they hate successful people, it happened to fed, it happened to nadal, and its happening to Nole.
     
  7. Semi-Pro

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    lovely pictures mandy
     
  8. LetsGoRoddick

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    It's always great when a player wins their local tourney.

    Trophy ceremony is on par with a grandslam presentation though. haha.
     
  9. stringertom

    stringertom G.O.A.T.

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    Especially when the player goes from ballboy to GOAT!
     
  10. purge

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    lmao at the official highlights video on the atp homepage

    especially the first set.. showing only the 3 converted BPs which were 2 UEs and 1 DF from nishikori. nice highlight reel lol

    if you didnt watch the match and only saw these highlights youd think fed didnt hit a single winner in that opening set :S
     
  11. cucio

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    Nadal said possible top 5 in 2008, IIRC. That's even bolder.
     
  12. yossy

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    yes, Nadal said a few years ago in London after playing against Nishikori "Nishikori will be top 10 FOR SURE, maybe top 5"
     
  13. jamesblakefan#1

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    He's always had the talent (as much as I hate that word since it's used liberally for underachievers like Gulbis, Cilic, etc). But injuries have held him up a bit, not underachieving. Like i said, if he stays healthy I wouldn't be shocked if he's top 10 this time next year.
     
  14. sportsfan1

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    Post match speech - Fed was going along well, until he came to the part where he said he will be back next year(heard through translation) and then choked up completely. Possibly the thought crossed his mind that his career is towards the end? If so, it was poignant. But you never know, Fed's always been quick with the waterworks :)
     

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