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sbengte 10-30-2012 12:14 AM

Parallels between 2009 and 2012
 
Does anyone else feel 2012 tennis season has turned out somewhat similar to 2009 in several aspects ?

2009: 5 set AO final with Nadal pulling off a victory against Fed after a 5 setter against Verdasco in the SF
2012: 5 set AO final with Novak pulling off a victory against Nadal after a 5 setter against Murray in the SF

2009: Nadal loses early at RG to Robin Soderling and doesn't win a title for the rest of the season.
2012: Nadal loses early to Rosol at Wimbledon and doesn't win a title (doesn't play a match, actually) for the rest of the season

2009: Federer regains #1 ranking at Wimbledon breaking the slam record and completing the career slam.
2012: Federer regains #1 ranking at Wimbledon breaking the total weeks at #1 record,and winning a record 7th Wimby.

2009: A first time slam winner at USO in Delpotro
2012: A first time slam winner at USO in Murray

2009: Delpo finally beats Fed in the USO final
2012 : Delpo finally beats Fed in the Basel final (not exactly a good comparison, but Basel means a lot to Fed :) )

There may be many more, these are just off the top of my head.

In 2009, Davydenko unexpectedly went on to win the WTF , my prediction for this year is that someone like Ferrer (or Tsonga) will win the WTF :)

RAFA2005RG 10-30-2012 01:47 AM

Federer didn't get the record 7th Wimby. He tied the record (with Sampras).

Nadal got the record 7th Roland Garros, all on his lonesome.

Sabratha 10-30-2012 02:00 AM

I doubt Ferrer or Tsonga will win the WTF this year. It's going to be either Djokovic, Federer or Murray.

NDFM 10-30-2012 02:08 AM

2009: After being two points away from being knocked out of the FO, federer beats Haas in 5 sets and then goes onto win the title
2012: After being two points away from being knocked out of Wimby, federer beats Benneteau in 5 sets and then goes onto win the title

The Bawss 10-30-2012 02:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NDFM (Post 6983264)
2009: After being two points away from being knocked out of the FO, federer beats Haas in 5 sets and then goes onto win the title
2012: After being two points away from being knocked out of Wimby, federer beats Benneteau in 5 sets and then goes onto win the title

Good shout.

underground 10-30-2012 11:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NDFM (Post 6983264)
2009: After being two points away from being knocked out of the FO, federer beats Haas in 5 sets and then goes onto win the title
2012: After being two points away from being knocked out of Wimby, federer beats Benneteau in 5 sets and then goes onto win the title

Federer wasn't 2 points away from being knocked out by Haas though, the closest Haas got was BP at 4-3 when 2 sets up, after that he got broken, Fed served for the set.

Def 10-30-2012 12:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by underground (Post 6984166)
Federer wasn't 2 points away from being knocked out by Haas though, the closest Haas got was BP at 4-3 when 2 sets up, after that he got broken, Fed served for the set.

In both matches he came back from 0-2 in sets though. And both matches were after Nadal had been knocked out.

NDFM 10-30-2012 03:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by underground (Post 6984166)
Federer wasn't 2 points away from being knocked out by Haas though, the closest Haas got was BP at 4-3 when 2 sets up, after that he got broken, Fed served for the set.

woops I don't know why I always remember it being two points away despite watching the match maybe that's because of the Benneteau match this year :-|and the events that took place after that (winning in 5, then go onto win the title)

Cup8489 10-30-2012 04:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RAFA2005RG (Post 6983245)
Federer didn't get the record 7th Wimby. He tied the record (with Sampras).

Nadal got the record 7th Roland Garros, all on his lonesome.

Not on his lonesome, but...


Hitman 10-30-2012 04:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cup8489 (Post 6984712)
Not on his lonesome, but...


LOL!

RObin SOderLing

MichaelNadal 10-30-2012 04:13 PM

^^Hey be nice lol.

Leelord337 10-30-2012 04:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hitman (Post 6984721)
LOL!

RObin SOderLing

lol gooooood 1

Hitman 10-30-2012 04:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MichaelNadal (Post 6984724)
^^Hey be nice lol.

I was just finding the parallels! hehe. :)

dhdriver 10-30-2012 10:18 PM

As I can recall... in 2009 Federer came back from two sets down in two matches at two different GS.

He came back from behind at the Aussie Open to beat Berdych... then he came back to beat Haas at the French Open.

He does it again this year. Two sets down against Delpo at RG and then the already mentioned comeback at Wimbledon this year.

Not exactly the same in both years but it just shows how good Roger is when it comes to comebacks.

Tony48 10-31-2012 12:08 AM

Interesting comparisons.

merlinpinpin 10-31-2012 01:03 AM

2009: The Donald sucked big time
2012: Ah, well...

RAFA2005RG 10-31-2012 04:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dhdriver (Post 6985223)
As I can recall... in 2009 Federer came back from two sets down in two matches at two different GS.

He came back from behind at the Aussie Open to beat Berdych... then he came back to beat Haas at the French Open.

He does it again this year. Two sets down against Delpo at RG and then the already mentioned comeback at Wimbledon this year.

Not exactly the same in both years but it just shows how good Roger is when it comes to comebacks.

That's 2 superhuman aspects of Federer. He is the master of year-long stamina (even at age 30, he won 3 straight titles to finish the year), and the master of coming back from 2-sets to love down.

Sabratha 10-31-2012 04:56 AM

2012 seems more like a "comeback" year for older veteran players, too. So was 2009.

sbengte 12-02-2012 06:12 AM

2009: Fed wins the Real Slam but wins nothing else for the rest of the season.
2012: Fed wins the Real Slam but wins nothing else for the rest of the season.

2009 : Fed def Murray and Delpo def Fed @ WTF
2012: Fed def Murray and Delpo def Fed @ WTF

2009: ND wins the WTF
2012 : ND wins the WTF
;-)

/thread

Steve0904 12-02-2012 06:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sbengte (Post 7042587)
2009: Fed wins the Real Slam but wins nothing else for the rest of the season.
2012: Fed wins the Real Slam but wins nothing else for the rest of the season.

2009 : Fed def Murray and Delpo def Fed @ WTF
2012: Fed def Murray and Delpo def Fed @ WTF

2009: ND wins the WTF
2012 : ND wins the WTF
;-)

/thread

EDIT: Nevermind, took my brain a bit of time to process that one, very nice!


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