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Old 06-19-2012, 07:39 AM   #1233
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delpo in that semi final was absolutely brilliant. He was hitting nearly as hard and with as much precision as soderling.

delpo struggled with tsonga ?

really, 6-1,6-7,6-1,6-4 ..... handing two breadsticks, losing one set in a TB is struggling ??? ha ha ....
Delpo played well in RG09 but do not make him sound like he was playing at Rafa's level up there. Almost unbeatable and only Fed could stop him. Seriously Fed was playing crap at RG09 by his standards and Delpo ran out of gas after the third set. Fed breadsticked him and wasn't playing really well after he got up a break in the fifth which is why Delpo was able to make a bit of a late charge, but once Fed was in danger all he had to do was turn it up a bit and Del Po couldn't go with him.

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federer was playing well in patches until the final .... he played well vs haas in the last 2 sets ( of course haas' form had come down as well ), vs PHM in the last 3 sets, vs monfils and played decently vs delpo as well .....
All of those were easy opponents that Fed struggled to beat. it wasn't because they were playing really well, it was because Fed's form was not great.

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delpo after come back , breadsticked nadal in davis cup on clay and was serving for the 5th set ..... nadal wasn't playing as well as he was in FO 2010, yes, but delpo wasn't playing as well as he was in FO 2009 ....
What 5th set? LOL talking crap again as usual. Rafa beat him in 4 and returned the breadstick favor back to him in the 3rd.

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the idea that djoker 2012 FO final ( apart from that stretch of 8 games ) coming even close to how delpo was playing in 2009 semi is laughable ...
It's laughable to say the Delpo's RG09 level was miles ahead of Novak 2012. THAT is what's laughable. Your completely biased opinion is what is laughable. At least Novak was fit enough to last on the court. He was also the ONLY guy to take a set off Rafa and there's no way Fed would've, had Fed somehow made it, Rafa would've beat him probably worse than the 08 final.

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djoker was down 2 sets to love vs seppi and was down 4 MPs to tsonga at this year's FO .... yes, the same claycourt mug you referred to before ...
But he beat Fed in straights. So his form was better heading into the final.

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weren't you also yapping again and again about how delpo was a grasscourt mug, but didn't he give nadal one hell of a fight at wimby 2011 ?

duh !!!!
Yep he sure did, Delpo played very well at WIM 11, better than any finalist Fed ever beat at a major. Oh wait, no Delpo lost to Rafa at WIM 11 so scratch that, Delpo played crap and was easy.

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hewitt was playing really well at that wimbledon because he finally was getting an injury free stretch ....
Injury free stretch or not, Hewitt was well past it and Roddick still struggled past him.

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and yes, roddick 2009 wimbledon final was much better than djoker USO 2010 final or FO 2012 final , its a no contest frankly
Why? Because he took Fed to 5 sets? Fed was not playing ANYWHERE NEAR as well as Rafa was at USO10 or RG12. Roddick pushed Fed for the first time ever at Wimbledon (well 2004 is probably another time but the 09 5 setter was the one where Fed was really in danger of losing to him) and it was mainly due to 2 factors: 1. Roddick was playing well that cannot be denied and 2. Fed was not playing as well as he had in the past.

When those two factors work hand in hand it usually calls for a close match. BUT Rafa was not playing poorly in USO10 or RG12 in fact he produced some of his best tennis in those two tournaments played very sharp and was always going to win the finals in no more than 4 sets.

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USO 2010, he got lucky that federer was on an error-fest and even then he had to save MPs (granted that took courage ).... had a scare in 1R with troicki as well IIRC , going to 5 sets
Everyone gets lucky when they beat Fed. If Fed this and if Fed that. Fact is nobody pushes Fed's buttons like Novak and Rafa and the main reason for that is their defensive skills, forcing him into error. Fed knows when he plays these two, if he doesn't hit close to the lines they will send the ball back with interest. This puts pressure on his shots and forces him to go for more, hence the errors. He can't play as safely as he does against Hewitt and Roddick against these two.
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