Swiss indoors BASEL General discussion thread.

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by -RF-, Oct 14, 2012.

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Who will win?

  1. Roger Federer

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  2. Andy Murray

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  1. Gonzo_style

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    Yes, but he would probably skip Paris...
     
  2. TheF1Bob

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    Touché. :)
     
  3. underground

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    ******** appears and Becker breaks for 3-2.
     
  4. NadalDramaQueen

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    Fed back in control and takes the match.
     
  5. underground

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    Well that was an expected meltdown but it was way quicker than I predicted. Federer won 11 straight points right after that. GSM 7-5 6-3, it's a shame the MP wasn't an ace or else he would have 4 aces in a row...
     
  6. TheF1Bob

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    Typical choking from this so-called professional tennis player.

    Fedards live for another day.
     
  7. Sartorius

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    Patchy routine match from Fed, but a funny tidbit in the 2nd set: Becker played some fine stuff to get to 3-2, then Federer won the next 12 points, probably hit his first good FH in the process. Becker saved 2 BPs then Fed broke and served out to love.
     
  8. rofl_copter3

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    Federer is in rather poor form right now... He's not serving well not hitting his groundies consistently this part of the year is typically when he brings his best stuff but it isn't there so far this year...
     
  9. RF20Lennon

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    It's the first match he'll pick it up this is like a warm up kind of thing
     
  10. underground

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    He'll probably do better as it goes in, it is the indoor season so he can adjust his game perfectly without any external interruptions. His play was slightly better at the end, got himself 3 aces in a row with the last one coming from a 2nd serve.
     
  11. underground

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    Federer applauded Becker after a long rally at 4-3 30-30, Djokards can now shut up about Fed never praising anyone.
     
  12. Warmaster

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    He usually starts slow in tournaments like this. Last year he had a relatively close match against Starace and even lost a set against Nieminen.

    Then Roddick played him into form, he'll be missed! :)
     
  13. TheF1Bob

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    Praising a choker is different to praising Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal or Andy Muzza.

    Silly ******.

    Roddick played anyone into form in the latter part of his career.

    Good thing he did retire.
     
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  14. NLBwell

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    Actually, that was one of the problems he had throughout his career. He had a knack for getting his opponent in a groove so that the opponent played the best tennis of his life.
     
  15. TheF1Bob

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    Hence why Nadal beat him in the Davis Cup in '04 at such a young age.
     
  16. ruerooo

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    I thought that was Shanghai. I get kind of annoyed when he thinks he can just show up and win just because he's gifted. You have to work at it, and train like the other tenistas.
     
  17. PeteD

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    Did anyone see the match? How did Fed get broken? Usually his second serve works in a pinch.
     
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    Are you suggesting he is #1 at 31 (with prime Djokovic, prime Murray and Nadal at 26 around, no less) without training?
     
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    if roger wins, what does he get ? another cow ?
     
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    LOLWUT?

    So just because he has an average match, he didn't train? Nevermind that he is 31 and has played a lot of tennis this year so even if he didn't practice hard (which neither of us know, and one cannot make that conclusion just because he was off-form early in the tournament), I'd say he can have some time off.
     
  21. tennis_pro

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    No. More like confirmation that he'll be ranked higher at the end of the year than peak Murray.
     
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    he won two sets in RG but it wasn't really close...
     
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    That's true, Delpo was beating Fed quite convincingly until he got injured. ;)
     
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    Murray withdrew and Del Potro is drained. Looks like Federer has this one in the bag.
     
  25. underground

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    A double fault to 0-30...a FH DTL winner from Becker made it 15-40, and a Federer BH shank gave the break. Anyway Fed won the next 4 games so it's alright I guess...

    It wasn't even close in RG, by the end of the 2nd set Federer had already put ******** away, and then it was just Federer playing normally and Delpo fading.

    The only time Delpo was close was in OG where he had 12-11 30-0 on Fed's serve, but Fed clutched serve 4 points in a row and Delpo never had a look at match point.
     
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    To be fair to Delpo, if you are 12-11 in the 3rd set. It is very very close regardless of how many match points you have...
     
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    Another ugly loss for Tomic. I hope he turns it around a little next year.
     
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    They figured him out. he need to find more game plans than the usual mixing of pace and placement.
     
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    Which is why I said he was close in that match in my last post.

    I've always insisted that one win against Soderling in Wimbledon doesn't mean much and Tomic gets way too much hype.
     
  30. Gonzo_style

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    Yes, after leading 2:0, Del Potro barely moved the rest of match.
     
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    I am not sure if Tomic hates losing as much as he should. I don't see that fire from him, which is not good for an up and coming player.
     
  32. RF20Lennon

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    And federer suddenly started playing incredible after the second
     
  33. Gonzo_style

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    You mean after "Shut up!" :)
     
  34. RF20Lennon

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    Hahaha exactly!!!! :)
     
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    Youzhny beats Tomic 6-0 6-2. Is Bernard Tomic the new Donald Young?

    Seriously though, I keep hoping that some good youngsters will break through but they keep disappointing me like this. It's good that at least Raonic is succesful, but I just happen to not like him that much. Why can't we have good youngsters that aren't 2+ meters and don't average a 230km/h serve? Damn, I guess I'm gonna have to root for wannabe-Federer..
     
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    Baker took 6 straight points after being 0-3 down in second set tiebreak and finally taking it 7-5.
     
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    LubeCheck(tm) loooking strong.

    I stand by Luby.
     
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    Talking to yourself again on the internet? LOL, dense ****, LOL :).
     
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    Baker came back from deep sheet in the second set to beat Stepanek 2-6, 7-6(5), 6-3.
     
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    Baker with a much needed win over the crafty net rusher Radek!
     
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    Good to see Andy's back isn't too bad:cool: - picture from the NTC a few hours ago :)

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  42. TheF1Bob

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    Faking injuries again...
     
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    Stan just lost about 4 break points at 6-7 3-3, looks like this is going to be Davy's
     
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    Wanna talk retirement slams Bob? One of Murray and Nole has retired from a match once in his career - can you guess which one? What about MTOs at *cough* opportune moments?
     
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  45. underground

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    Davy beats Stan 7-6(7) 7-6 (3), Davy played some of his best tennis of this year in this match. 6 of the 7 points Davy won in the 2nd set tiebreak were winners. Probably the best since his SF run in Rotterdam before he lost to Federer in 3.
     
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    Dimitrov has a big beautiful 1HBH -- now on serve with Trotsky 3-2
     
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    Dimitrov breaks the Serb for 4-2. Don't know why, but Trotski looks to me like a blowfish.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Dimitrov, already my favorite Bulgarian player, takes 1st set 6-3
     
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    Very disappointed in Stan. Didn't think he would ever agree to fixing a tennis match in his home country. Very sad day for Stan.
     
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    Stan doesn't have to fix they way he's been playing lately
     

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