Should Federer have tanked the 2011 semi against Novak??

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  1. tennis24x7

    tennis24x7 New User

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    I think he should have, Novak would certainly have beaten Nadal as Nadal was not playing well that year. What say?? Anybody feel the same??
     
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  2. SuperHead

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    Yeah you're right, Federer was winning that match 5-2 up in the first set. Don't know what happened afterwards.
     
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  3. ubi1

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    You cannot say for certain Nadal would lose you are forgetting you are talking about the King of Clay. Who's lost 1 best of 5 match on clay. Nadal would play as his life would depend on it and prevail in the end.
     
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    People just seem to assume that Djokovic would have beaten Nadal in 2011 at Roland Garros. In the early stages of 2013 Roland Garros, Nadal was vulnerable, just like in the early rounds of 2011, and had been straight-setted by Djokovic in Monte Carlo (so there are already some parallels to be drawn between 2011 and 2013). Yet Nadal STILL got into a position to serve for the match in four sets, and then ended up winning it in five. If 2011 Djokovic played Nadal, it would have probably have been a bit closer than 2013, with Nadal still getting the win.
     
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  5. RF20Lennon

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    Maybe, but then again he did have a mental block against Nole back then. And lost to him in Madrid and Rome so I think maybe Nole couldve got him.
     
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  6. tennis_pro

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    How much closer than a 9-7 5th set can it get? You mean like 7-6 6-7 7-6 6-7 20-18?
     
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  7. Chico

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    Yes he should have. The world would have been much better place now.
     
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  8. woodrow1029

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    These threads keep getting better and better!

    I'm surprised Chico is still posting here. I thought for sure after Monday we wouldn't see him till the Australian Open at least.
     
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    Not for much longer. :)
     
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