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Old 02-03-2006, 02:37 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Keifers
Very good analysis, Ripper.

I just watched that part of the match again, and I would say the previous game, when Federer was serving at 5-5, took a lot out of Baghdatis. There were several long rallies, some of which Baghdatis won to force the game to a couple of deuces, but towards the end of that game, he looked like all the work he had put in during the last 6 matches was catching up with him. He looked visibly different.

Serving down 5-6, he got only one first serve in, and, as you said, Fed won 5 points in a row, winning the set and effectively the match.
1)Federer said he knew he could win when he saw Baghdatis tiring

2) Baghdatis saw the enormity of the match he was playing and his nerves took over..he said he started to think.
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