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Nostradamus 01-19-2013 05:19 AM

Federer vs Raonic --scary match for roger
 
Who will win this ? Roger is still the favorite but Raonic is much improved player, more smarter. doesn't go for the crazy winners, and serve is as good as ever. Roger is older. Raonic in 5 sets ?

Onehandedbackhand 01-19-2013 05:24 AM

You know, this board just needs to be called wishful thinking for Roger to lose.

Yes, he lost to Berdych, but that's #6 in the world. Roger was #1 in the world for a spell last year in his 30s, and he won Wimbledon.

We've been through this with Tomic. Roger Federer is not going to turn around and lose to inferior players. It's not going to happen.

Absolute waste of time to continue wishing it.

Roger in 3

3fees 01-19-2013 05:34 AM

Fed in 3 or 4.

malbaker86 01-19-2013 05:41 AM

Fed in 4. He'll probably drop the 2nd or 3rd set but I don't expect him to lose this.

natalia 01-19-2013 05:57 AM

Yep, it's a thriller - and MR is BAAAAD!


Nostradamus 01-19-2013 06:56 AM

Raonic isn't un-nerved by Federer records.

Relinquis 01-19-2013 07:19 AM

there is a better thread on this match in this very forum...

dominikk1985 01-19-2013 07:47 AM

traditionally fed has Little Problems with that Kind of Player. he almost never loses against those big serve/FH Players because he can do so many things. he killed roddick 100 times with his slice and can capitalize on their lack of movement.

WhiskeyEE 01-19-2013 08:37 AM

I don't give the fake canadian much chance in a best of 5

NadalAgassi 01-19-2013 08:41 AM

Raonic is more a potential threat than Tomic. He and Federer have had very tough matches which Raonic had chances to win already, including one on clay. Still I dont see Roger losing this match. His first threat will be the quarterfinal.

rafafan20 01-19-2013 08:45 AM

Fed in 3 :-?:-?:-?

Hood_Man 01-19-2013 08:48 AM

Well if it's a night session I'll probably be in work during most of it, and if it's a day session I'll need to be asleep.

Either way, I'll be glad I don't get to watch it. Apart from the tail end of sets I can't think of a less interesting rivalry at the moment.

forzamilan90 01-19-2013 08:51 AM

I think Fed finally drops a set or two here. It will be on one of the showtime stadiums meaning a bit slower terrain so hopefully Fed can defeat the serve God

Steve0904 01-19-2013 09:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by forzamilan90 (Post 7135842)
I think Fed finally drops a set or two here. It will be on one of the showtime stadiums meaning a bit slower terrain so hopefully Fed can defeat the serve God

I could see him dropping a set, but not 2, and I don't see him losing. Personally I think Roger wins in straights, all tight ones mind you.

Bhagi Katbamna 01-19-2013 09:49 AM

Fed has made a career of neutralizing big servers. Federer in 3.

Day Tripper 01-19-2013 09:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nostradamus (Post 7135592)
Raonic isn't un-nerved by Federer records.

Pity that won't help him one iota. To beat Federer you need to have a great return game and need to be able to move well. That was also the main reason Tomic lost last night. Return and general movement still not up to it. it will be the same for Raonic.

veroniquem 01-19-2013 09:57 AM

Laver is a slower court than the one where Raonic beat Kohl. That means doom for Raonic. Fed in 3.

President 01-19-2013 09:59 AM

Federer is playing well, so is Raonic but I can't see him losing this one. Fed in 4.

FD3S 01-19-2013 10:02 AM

Potentially tricky, but Fed should pull through - he's been shutting down rocket servers for around a decade now.

the cat petter 01-19-2013 10:07 AM

Quote:

traditionally fed has Little Problems with that Kind of Player. he almost never loses against those big serve/FH Players because he can do so many things. he killed roddick 100 times with his slice and can capitalize on their lack of movement.
Actually, Federer struggles with big hitters. Del Potro, Berdych, Raonic, Tsonga, etc. Roddick wasn't much of a big hitter.


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