Pressure off Fed*SPOILERS*

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  1. FedFan_2007

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    With Canas going down in flames to Nadal in the Barcelona final, it means that Fed is off the clay hook. If grindmeister Canas can't threaten THE BEAST, why should Roger on clay? Now Roger can confidently forget the piggy surface and focus on TRUE tennis. Meaning grass, fast summer hardcourts(Toronto, US Open), indoor(Madrid, Tokyo, Basel, Masters Cup). Where Roger goes to glory and Nadal's season goes to die.
     
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  2. Andres

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    ^ Said the Fed Fan.

    (5,000 posts!? I'm a Legend!? WTF!?)

    5,000!!!???
     
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  3. Tennis_Monk

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    There is always pressure on Roger. He is the #1 and he is the guy who is 'currently' hanging onto a place in History. Nadal has quite some ways to go (2 grandslams is not going to cut a place in history but Nadal is very young and does have the potential).

    Roger wants to beat Nadal and hence is always under pressure. Roger has the game to challenge Nadal....but i am not sure his Mind believes he can.
     
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  4. CyBorg

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    What sucks for Federer is that Nadal is better than he was last year. Even if Federer really turns his game up a notch he may come up short.

    Last year was a great chance for Fed when he was up a set in the French Open final. I don't see him taking a set this time around - at least the way he's playing now.
     
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  5. kimizz

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    I just love these topics :) lets wait for Cowell to reply
     
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    I laughed at "true" tennis. Clay requires to be a complete player more than any other surface. You need talent and consistency. Power alone isn´t enough like in other surfaces.
    A big serve or a good serve and volley isn´t enough here, you need a consistent game and a tough mentality. People who lack of this will always be frustrated with clay.

    PS. Funny that you mentioned Toronto and Madrid, both tournaments won by Nadal :-D
     
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  7. Baghdatis72

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    Nadal is improving fast and he isn't going to get any worse. I think that this year he will do even better on the hard courts than last year and maybe win another MS event or even get close to winning a GS. The future doesn't look too bright for Federer imo.
     
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  8. randomname

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    and by going to die you mean 2 hardcourt masters, an indoor masters, and the semis of the masters cup?
     
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  9. CyBorg

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    That's what they said last year.
     
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    Are you saying Canas is a better clay courter than Fed?
     
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  11. tintin

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    how idiotic of a post ;)
    since when was Canas better than Federer if you were ever to imply such a thing?
    since when has Canas won 10 Grand Slams :rolleyes:
    he couldn't win a Slam with the juice,:lol:now you folks think that he's better than a man who made all the major clay tournaments on clay and I ain't taking about freaking Open of Brasil type of ****ty tournament;going doing to Nadal alone and making the finals of RG again losing to Nadal
    since when has Canas made all 4 Slam finals in a year?
    hasn't that juicer won anything but on dirt?
    Federer is a one-hander and the jucier is a two hander:world of a difference game wise
    idiotic is the least I can say really :lol:
     
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  12. Zets147

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    Can I have 2 orders of the Canas juice please?
     
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  13. Andres

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    Won MS Toronto, on hard.
    Semifinal on MS Indian Wells '05. Lost to Roger Federer
    Runner up this year on MS Miami.
    Got to a final, on grass (2001--'s-Hertogenbosch)
    Lost at SF to Safin on grass (Halle 2005) in 3 sets.
    Lost the SF of Paris Masters 2004 (on carpet) to Safin, probably the better indoor player around those years.

    Seems like he doesn't have much trouble to adapt to fast surfaces, darling.
     
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  14. Baghdatis72

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    Not myself though ;)
     
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    mofo was on the juice;)
     
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  16. Andres

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    Quite a way to end a discussion. Good job, tintin
    Sos igual de mamerto que el Tintin de la tele? Ese salame con jopo? :)
     
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    No lo se como se habla espanol porque no me importa ahora mismo pero se ruega no ofenda if you are:rolleyes: :grin:
    ok mate trying here cut me some slack:lol:
     
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  18. CyBorg

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    I'll be sure to make note of that.

    *notes to self: not Baghdatis 72*
     
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  19. Andres

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    Don't worry, you can look that up in an online translator. there are no bad words nor insults in that sentence ;)
     
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    I hope so! :lol:
    cheers mate! :D
     
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  21. Baghdatis72

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    Well you said that that's what many people said last year about Fed but that doesn't include everyone obviously.

    P.S: Thanks for the note.
     
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  22. edmondsm

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    Pressure is still on Fed to beat Nadal on other surfaces. I think if Fed is going to win at Rome, Hamburg, or RG it will be because Rafa didn't play the tourney or got knocked out by someone else. Maybe Djokovic?
     
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  23. caulcano

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    Well I can't see Federer winning anything if he continues to perform how he did at the Monte Carlo final - Bad Serve & Bad FH.
     
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  24. OrangeOne

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    Well perhaps you shouldn't have, given that it could simply be a reference to the fact that Grass courts were the origins of modern tennis - hell, it was even called Lawn Tennis.

    Go back 20 years, and 2/4 majors were on grass. Go back a bit further - 3/4 of the masters were on grass.

    Grass court tennis deserves even more respect than it gets today, I'd love to see a few Grass-Court MS tournies....
     
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  25. Duzza

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    True tennis involves all types of court surfaces. Deal with it.
     
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    I´m not against grass. I´m against anyone who says that clay isn´t true tennis. As simple as that.
     
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  27. austro

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    That logic can easily be put on its head. Although transitivity does not hold in tennis one can argue that if Canas beats Fed, Nadal beats Canas, then Nadal beats Fed, and by a mile!

    But anyway, this thread is going nowhere...
     
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  28. The Gorilla

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    lol ;)
     
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  29. kimizz

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    I think everyone has the respect for the grass events. Its obvious that the clay events are considered inferior in some way...and thats because Federer isnt dominating on this surface. For example the OP said Federer can focus on true tennis-->OP thinks clay is inferior.
     
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  30. OrangeOne

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    Perhaps, the next time you choose to try and 'own' me in two threads simultaneously by quoting the same thing in both threads that I said months ago, you should provide context, maybe reference what I was replying to? Below I provide context, i post the paragraph of yours I was replying to. I stand by my comments at the time, which were specifically responding to you wanting another Grass slam. I want a couple of MS on grass now, and that would still only make about a month or 6 weeks of the year on grass, which is, at most, 1/8th of the year on grass, nowhere near the threshold of 1/4 or 1/3rd that I still feel is excessive.

     
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