Reasons for feds lost?

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  1. tlm

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    Reasons for feds loss?

    Let me see fed was injured,it was getting dark,feds not at 100%,It was a clay court,fed is bored he wasnt up for it.No wait a minute i just thought of it, its because nadal is one dimensional.
     
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  2. shawn1122

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    "It was clay court"

    That seems about rite.
     
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  3. SCSI

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    Because Nadal game matches up well against Federer's. Plus, Nadal is a great player that is not intimated by playing againt the player who is supposed to be the greatest ever. As pretty as Federer's game is the answer for this game is someone like Nadal, apparently. This time Federer has absolutely no excuse, as he was playing better than ever on clay.
     
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  4. rooski

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    Federer never really looks that comfortable on clay no matter who he plays. His shot selection is odd and he makes a crazy number of unforced errors (for him). Today he had 79 unforced errors to 38 for Nadal. Not good.
     
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  5. simi

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    Reason for Fed's loss? You pegged it! Too many unforced errors. Nothing more, nothing less.

    By the way, a very enjoyable match. Looking forward to many more between these two great artists.
     
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  6. ACE of Hearts

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    U forgot 40 errors on the backhand.Look back at the FO.I hope that Fed stops going for broke, he talked before the match about being patient, he didnt do it.
     
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  7. RiosTheGenius

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    no, federer just lost because it's part of the probabilities of tennis..... threads are getting really stupid lately.
     
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  8. tlm

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    You think nadals relentless pressure has anything to do with theses errors?He starts going for broke because there is nothing he can do against the machine named nadal.Was it a probability that nadal beat fed in dubai on hardcourt also?
     
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  9. BreakPoint

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    Nadal's crazy, left-handed, kicking topspin shots are the cause for Federer's unforced errors.

    Did you see match point? Nadal hit a forehand that landed near the service line but it kicked so high and fast that it went over Federer's head and hit the back wall so that Federer had no chance of getting to it.
     
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  10. superman1

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    It's not even just the spin. Even when Federer has an easy shot (for him) he often misses. He'll blast the forehand and it'll go a foot long. I think Nadal's physical game does intimidate him a bit.
     
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    Although I'm a big fan of the No.1, I believe he is actually scared of nadal to the point where it affects his play. At various stages in the match, Fed was visibly rattled, frustrated and angry. At times, his facial expressions were ones of bewilderment, anguish and anxiety. For a player who is so very cool against every other player, I believe this is a revealing indicator of the state of his mind when playing Nadal. This is in sharp contrast to Nadal's body language, which exudes belief and confidence.

    IMO, surpassing the achievements of Sampras and becoming the GOAT and is clearly a major objective for Federer. He is out to dominate everyone with his prowess of game and to prove he is deserving of the adulation he has received. However, nadal is quickly turning out to be a major obstacle is his path. Fed has seen this 'one-dimensional' teenager rise up the rankings, win masters series events, win the FO and now begun dominating him in their matches! IMO Federer's fear of Nadal is well founded. Unless he can work out a way to gain the upper hand against the teenager, his aspirations of becoming the GOAT could elude him altogether. Worringly for Fed, Nadal appears to be getting better by the day and looks like he might extend his reign on the faster as well. Whatever, the reasons may be, Nadal is succeeding where Roddick has failed by offering some genuine competition to Federer and this can only be good for tennis.
     
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  12. superman1

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    Nadal is one-dimensional; most players are. But it works for him. He doesn't really need to change it up much. When he's locked in and trying to win every point, there's nothing you can usually do. Things don't always work for Federer, and it's why he has a B, C, and D plan. He knows how to beat Nadal, he knows all of the options he has and he tried all of them, but the guy is just so locked in throughout the match that it's impossible for most guys to beat him on clay. Federer is the one guy that can do it, but he'll need to attack like a shark.
     
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  13. slice bh compliment

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    Would you say he.........................TREMBLED?

    No excuses. Just a good-natured Aykhan reference.
     
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  14. rooski

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    I agree...when I put up his 79 UNFORCED errors...they were just that, UNFORCED. He would be hitting a forehand from a relatively short Nadal shot and miss it badly. He did that over and over on his bread and butter shot.

    I think his problem lies more in his head than from Nadal's racket.
     
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  15. tlm

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    The reason it is in his head is it comes from nadals racquet.Of course he is frustrated that is what nadal does to his opponents.

    Fed hits his best shots+they keep comming back+back+back,it is obvious he cant handle nadal plain+simple.

    Fed has been lucky to play all of the weak chokers he gets to pound on,now the table has turned+he cant do a damn thing to stop it!
     
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  16. Tchocky

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    Roger just played bad...it's as simple as that. Even the number one player in the world can have a bad day.
     
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  17. vascoboy

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    unforced errors!!! Fed had twice as many as Nadal...
     
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  18. Pat Crotty

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    The unforced error, Federer 79, Nadal 38. Why so many Federer? Lack of
    patience. Lack of confidence that he can beat Nadal at Nadal's game. Nadal
    is prepared to stay out there until the cows come home. Federer needs a
    a good dose of true grit.
     
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  19. tlm

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    Ya they should be called nadal forced unforced errors.Is this the best excuse the fed fans can come up with?how can the god of tennis, the best of all time make this many unforced errors?
     
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