You vs Federer!

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  1. nfor304

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    Do you have an ATP ranking? Because if you dont you would get double bagelled by any challenger player and most futures players.
     
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  2. veroniquem

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    I would have to wear a scandalously sexy outfit and hope he gets distracted :)
     
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  3. Tennis_Monk

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    I can see that you are still acting as a new member in some aspects.
    Every one knows that any decent 3.5 TW forum member can give fits to Federer. Federer would struggle to make points against a TW forum 4.0 player.

    There is a reason why ATP is ranked couple of notches below TW forum.

    Even if you are a new comer into this forum, all you need is to read a bunch of threads and you know exactly how to play Federer (Just hit to his backhand, be aggressive, hit to his forehand, S^V, stay at baseline, etc etc)

    Coming to your original question, i am not sure if i want to play Federer and be in a NO WIN scenario. Imagine. If I win, it is expected. If Federer some how wins, it is considered sensational.

    phew...these ATP top pros.. they get all the breaks.
     
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    Not really, i am not into god worship like some crazed fans.....:)
     
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  5. Fedace

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    What if you started the match 6-0 5-0 40-0 ?? Do you think you can take Fed out and beat him...???? you only need one point.......Just to make it interesting,,,, in case he comes back in that last game,,,,,,lets say, you will have 40-0 start in Every game from that point on. :):)
    CAN YOU TAKE FED OUT ?????????
     
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  6. raiden031

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    I might win 3-4 points in a set at most. The only reason I might win a point would be:

    Very lucky shot

    OR

    Unforced error
     
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  7. Jchurch

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    Only his double faults.
     
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  8. callen3615

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    Exactly what I was thinking. :)
     
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  9. The-Champ

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    was it on clay? Were you left-handed wearing a bandana?:)
     
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  10. sanmazz

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    When I played Federer(in practice) I won 6 games. He handed me a 3 and 3 lose
     
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  11. veroniquem

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    Is Rafa the only player who bageled Fed? I'm so proud of him :)
     
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  12. Bloodshed

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    If what you're saying is true, How long have you been playing? What's your NTRP ranking? and what kind of a player are you?
     
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  13. Ano

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    My chance of taking him out in that condition would be less than 50 percent.

    I'm being realistic. My serve would be considered a melon by him. His second serve would be a bomb for me.

    He could only hit his groundies down the middle and still give me a hard time. :)
     
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  14. 1970CRBase

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    He's obviously talking about one of those Topspin games. :)
     
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  15. Bloodshed

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    No I don't think so. You have to go back in 99 where Rafter bagelled him. Even Spadea of all people bagelled Federer back in 99 lol.
     
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  16. Bloodshed

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    Ah really? Son of a B****

    WHat a phoney. I guess I didn't detect the sarcasm :)
     
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  17. endbegin

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    I'd win just 1 point because one of my FHs would hit the net cord and roll over. Even that he could get to if he wanted to, but he wouldn't because he'd be busy laughing.
     
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  18. The-Champ

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    in a slam final, may I add. :)
     
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  19. Cup8489

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    that's how i'd do it. or get ridiculously lucky and hit a super-drop shot off a sloppy shot from him.

    junkballing? i doubt it. maybe if i was allowed a doubles partner and he only allowed one shot per point..
     
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  20. ubermeyer

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    you're a fool if you think you could take him to a deuce, or indeed win a single point, if you were playing your hardest, unless you're like a VERY top [male] junior or are ATP ranked.

    No points for me.
     
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  21. ubermeyer

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    there's a far larger gap between you and fed and you and a 3.0

    and once a pro golden-setted another pro.
     
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  22. edberg505

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    I never said it didn't happen, but something like that happening is a very rare occurrence. I've been playing since I was 9 and I've never seen it happen, hell I've never even heard of it happening to anyone. I heard someone on tv say it happened once. But the very fact that you hear someone saying it happened to someone (like a bigfoot sighting) gives you an idea of just how rare it is. I find it hard to believe that a 5.0 or 5.5 player wouldn't get a point.
     
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  23. Mick

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    i hate to break this to some of you guys but even if federer was playing at warm up speed for the entire match, he would still bagel every single one of you.
     
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  24. edberg505

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    Not debating that at all.
     
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  25. 35ft6

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    You want to see some serious beat downs, check out some of the results in the qualifiers of futures and even the main draws. A kid that used to be ranked top 10 in the country in Boys 14's, who recently got to the semifinals of singles and doubles in Boys 18 at the Zoo, lost to UCLA's number 6 singles player Michael Look 6-1, 6-1. Look beat some other dude 0 and 0. And the guys in the futures qualifiers are generally 6.0 and higher.

    Or go to the US Open qualifiers. I watched Kevin Kim, fresh off his second dominant NCAA season, get beat 1 and 1 by Jan Vacek. In some of the pro qualifier tournament, you see some true beat downs being handed out to guys with ATP rankings by guys who would struggle to win a few games off Fed.

    Even the whole "I'll go for aces and winners" strategy, what might be a winner against your friend isn't going to be a winner against the local college star, let alone a pro ranked in the 500's, let alone Federer. Fed is used to playing successful defense against guys like Nadal, Verdasco, Roddick, and Djokovic. Plus, you're striking these winners off shots that don't have the same precision, action, and speed of a Federer ball. Same thing with "aces," what might be an ace against one person is a sitting duck for another person. Fed routinely faces incredibly precise 130 mph serves hit by guys with very deceptive and smooth service motions.

    Again, go watch some qualies to see what kind of beat downs happen. Lots of bagels being served in those draws. To really good players. I think people are seriously underestimating just what it means to be talked about as the best player of all time. His regular body shot, his warm up ball, is going to come at you faster and with more action than anything you've ever faced.

    Most of us would barely win points against a guy ranked 900 in the world. He, I see some John Patrick Smith of University of Kentucky is currently 982 in the world. He's ranked 3 in the country in NCAA singles. Go win some points off him, see how easy it is. :)
     
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  26. edberg505

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    Yeah, I wish I was still around Mississippi when Devin Britton was up and coming. I'd love to play a set against him. I will however play against my friend's son who was Devin's hitting partner. I'm supposed to play him this weekend. I hear he's pretty good. He's one of the top juniors in the country. I've played against some really good guys in college too. A few of them had an ATP ranking and getting points wasn't the problem for me, it was getting freaking games. Now I played a guy here at the Uni. and I got mauled, basically because I hadn't played in ages. But we played some close games but actually getting games is a different story. I'd like to play Federer in a set now just to see if I could get points. It'd be better if I could play him right out of college though.
     
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  27. mawashi

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    I love threads like this cus I know what I'll do. Even if Fed told me where n how hard he's going to hit the ball I doubt I can handle his power.

    Just look at Sean Gregory trying to take on of Novak's 125 serve. Mind you Novak even said where n how hard he was going to hit the ball LOL!

    @ 1 min into the vid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0dldQUtRbo&feature=related

    I'll just squeal like a girl, lose badly, laugh about it, ask to exchange tees n racquets n then FINALLY I get the actual FED's frame LOL!

    mawashi
     
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  28. Ambivalent

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    Federer handed him a slam bagel before that. Old news. Find some new records to break, rafa.
     
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  30. justafa

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    But Federer managed 4 games in the first 2 sets. Not a bad performance for him against Nadal by any means. 6-1, 6-3, 6-0 is a respectable loss in a slam final IMO.
     
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  31. lawrence

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    didnt know we had a top500 ranking player on the board!

    which reminds me, i wonder how clint would do :D
     
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  32. OTMPut

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    It is never the outfit!
     
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  33. ninman

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    You understand that when you watch Federer playing, you're watching him play the best players in the world. I once saw a BBC news programme where they trained up the sports correspondent to play against a 12 year old, and they said he would do well to win 5 points in a full set.

    A better question might be if you could win a game or 2 against Jimmy Connors, or JMac, these guys are in their 50's/60's, so no problem for you people right?
     
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  34. Tony48

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    If he showed no mercy, I wouldn't win a single point.
     
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  35. justafa

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    Federer is just great isn't he? I love this thread so much. It just reminds us yet again how great the great champion Federer is.
     
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  36. helloworld

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    I can beat Roger.
     
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  37. justafa

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    No no, you cannot. What a foolish claim full of nonsense and grandiosity. Roger is greatest of all, nobody can beat him.
     
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  38. ChuDat

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    I would pray for alot of dbl faults and UEs on Federer's side.
     
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  39. Come on man, do you see how absurd this statement is? Look at what you're saying. I actually can't believe you're saying some of the things you are in this thread. If you're lucky you win a point or two. That's it. And it would be entirely up to him. Federer (or any top pro) could play complete softball for his standards and wipe the floor with you. Same goes for anyone on here (unless there are some secret pros).
     
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  40. Inanity

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    That vid is a pretty good display of the disparity between pros and rec players with the angle it's taken from. This is the guy who's a "pusher" amongst pros and he's hitting safe practice shots with 99% accuracy that are heavy enough to give any average player fits even if its right at them.
     
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  41. justafa

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    Disagreed. Of course Federer would destroy him, but maybe not Murray. Come on, Murray is a pusher who just pushes the ball. If Eberbg05 plays his best he could have some good rallies with Murray. Win some points, or maybe games! Heck, he could probably take a set or two from pusher Murray. And playing Monfils hack or Santoro junkballer would be even easier! Give some credit to that poster.
     
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  42. Gorecki

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    haven't you heard he spent the night nurturing the babies? now add that to the Momo (mono... sorry....) and the bad back and you can see why Del Potro won... :twisted:
     
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  43. nfor304

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    I've taken sets off both Look and JP smith :)


    But it was about 6 years ago in the juniors and they're about 2 years younger than me.

    I'm pretty sure they would both double bagel me easily now though
     
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  44. justafa

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    Federer suffered mild case of mono in AO 2008 SF. Once the virus is in the system, it can flare up anytime.
     
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  45. BreakPoint

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    At what? Monopoly? :lol: LOL
     
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  46. Cesc Fabregas

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    I would destroy Federer, I would just loop the ball high onto in bh and watch him implode. :wink:
     
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  47. I hope you are joking with all of us...
     
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  48. BreakPoint

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    Hmmm....I thought that was just OK but not particularly impressive. Lots of guys can hit like that when they're just hitting around.
     
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  49. edberg505

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    Ah, I see. So you are implying that I haven't played people with ATP ranking points. Hmm, I guess I must have imagined my whole college career.
     
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  50. BreakPoint

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    Yeah, I wonder why Davydenko, Soderling, Robredo, Gonzalez, Del Potro, Roddick, Blake, Ferrer, Monfils, etc., etc. never thought of that? :-?
     

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