Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by GatorNation, Jul 19, 2013.
5 out of the last 6 service games were love holds lol.
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Fed fans in 2006 were wondering, in the middle of a Fed rally, when he's gonna smack that out of nowhere winner and put his opponent out of his misery.
Fed fans in 2013 are wondering, in the middle of a Fed rally, when he's gonna shank and how long can he just keep the ball in the court.
Apparently there are two red tapes on Fed's back? (sometimes visible while serving)
set point Roger and gone
This is so true. I'm so nervous when I watch him.
delb gonna take the first i think
Awful approach and awful volley grant Delbonis a SP on his own serve.
And he wins it.
Isner would have had a better chance of taking this first set in the tiebreaker due to his enormous serve.
Lowest of the low this is. RETIRE FROM THE SPORT.
Delbonis takes the 1st set tiebreak, and looks like the better player out there, I'm sad to say.
federico deserved to win that
And takes it deservedly. Roger isn't there mentally in my opinion. Something is bothering him.
Del Bonis could be the left handed version of Del Potro, big forehand.
You cannot write off Federer.
Nadal, in his first match back after a 7 month long break from the game, was still able to trample Delbonis. :lol:
Back? I don't think he's moving too well.
Does anyone have a stream that would work on the iPad?
Fed needs to break out the secret weapon: the sweater vest.
So. Many. Shanks.
Some people are saying they see two red tapes on his back visible during the service motion, but I haven't noticed any yet.
2 BPs for Delbonis.
So that he can lose the 2nd and win the third like yesterday? oh wait...
Yes, Delbo and Delpo, two peas in a pod.
I'm not sure Batz, but you can tell in the way he's moving between points. NOT that he looks like he's in pain, just that something isn't right. In all his other matches, even when down, he hasn't looked the way he does now to me. Perhaps there wasn't enough down time between his match yesterday and today? Either way, I'm glad he's sticking with this racquet. I hope he does so continually.
If he pulls this off, somehow, I see Fognini taking him out in the final regardless.
PS Never congratulated you on Murray's win - well deserved
Even last year, at least the first half, it was comfortable watching Fed play rallies. This year it's exactly as you say it...you just expect him to make an error and when he hits a great shot, I'm actually taken by complete surprise.
Also, it seems like more and more players are able to outplay him from the baseline. I see Delbonis hitting great groundstrokes and dominating. I barely see Fed really dominating any baseline exchange, except against players who have absolutely no weapon and are only consistent and not someone in the top 20 or something. A year ago at Wimbledon, I saw him taking the ball early, smacking it everywhere (compared to this year), but his confidence is probably not very high.
1 set to 0 Delbonis
From looking at Federer play the last few matches, I wonder if he has had some weight removed on this racket compared to his old one
Nice hold in the end by Roger
this delb guy uis playing good..come on fed break him
Nice hold by Fed after saving 3 BPs, hopefully he can build on that.
Really? Even so, I wonder if it is just his back that is in turn affecting his play.
I stopped watching, not enjoying seeing Federer struggling with a qualifier. With or without a new racquet, there's definitely something up with Federer. He's just not the same. I was watching that US Open 2008 Final vs Murray yesterday, he was nailing his forehand so much harder and better. Looking at him play today, you notice the huge gap in performance. It's a given that top players cannot win 100% of the time, but Fed had so many losses to people he shouldn't lose to this year, or even struggling to get past players in the top 100 it's not funny.
Just this year, he lost to Benneteau in Dubai, Nishikori in Madrid (not a bad player, but he should of won), struggled against Simon at RG, Staikhovsky at Wimby, struggled against Dodig at IW, struggled against Youzhny in Halle, struggled against Mayer, now likely to loose against Delbonis, when is this going to stop?
If Fed is struggling against those players, how can he have any hope of making it past Berdych, Tsonga, Del Potro? I don't even want to think about Nadal,Ferrer,Djokovic,Murray. As a Fed fan, it's truly a disappointing year.
He's playing well, but like any guy who is inspired when against Fed, its mostly Fed who makes the job easy for them, because unlike Nadal or Nole, he is handing over so many cheap points and hits the error so early in a rally, its makes the other guy look better than he really is.
Delbo has a booming forehand
federer is playing game catching fire
Really sad to see Federer playing this way. Amazing how his level dropped that much in such few months.
Fortunately you used the word year in the end.
So there is always some hope!
Fed looks like the underdog in this match.
Fed barely holds again. If this continues he's gonna be broken.
guys what federer can do when he is returning every ball....?
these guys play with nothing to lose attitude and he is a big hitter
Thats a wonderful shot roger
I've seen it all now.
Federer holds and fistpumps vs a qualifier... Pathetic
How many BHs can he net? This is getting laughable.
I like Delbo's service motion
Heck, if Federer can't even win an ATP 500 tournament, he can always try ATP 250 Gstaad next week. If he can't win that, he can always try the challenger circuit.
It really is. I can't imagine he will continue to play much longer once he realizes it.
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