2012 Wimbledon Gentlemen's FINAL - [3] Roger FEDERER vs. [4] Andy MURRAY

Who makes history?


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cucio

Legend
The eagle soars high! Majestic numbers for the Swiss beast.

Pity about Andy. Murray winning a slam could be trolling gold here. Ah, well.

BTW, how come is Fed #1 with just one slam win and no other GS finals in his current tally? Djoker has 2 slams and one final, did he do so bad in Master Series?
 

norbac

Legend
The eagle soars high! Majestic numbers for the Swiss beast.

Pity about Andy. Murray winning a slam could be trolling gold here. Ah, well.

BTW, how come is Fed #1 with just one slam win and no other GS finals in his current tally? Djoker has 2 slams and one final, did he do so bad in Master Series?
Roger went on a tear on post-USO indoor events last fall. Plus he won a couple of Masters titles and 500s this year as well.
 

SLD76

G.O.A.T.
Much as I want fed to win USO this year and snag the open era record...methinks Andy will do it.

Remember, after the FO final, I said 2 men would win their 7th title at separate slams this year.
 

SLD76

G.O.A.T.
The eagle soars high! Majestic numbers for the Swiss beast.

Pity about Andy. Murray winning a slam could be trolling gold here. Ah, well.

BTW, how come is Fed #1 with just one slam win and no other GS finals in his current tally? Djoker has 2 slams and one final, did he do so bad in Master Series?
Fed won 8 titles, including Wimbledon, since the USO>

Basel
Paris(bercy, first time winning it)
WTF( record 6th)
Dubai
Rotterdam
Indian Wells
Madrid
Wimbledon.
 

Ico

Hall of Fame
A lot of us probably thought Federer wasn't managing his schedule properly for a 30 year old. He sure showed us. One less victory and he wouldn't have taken back the Number 1 ranking.
 

SLD76

G.O.A.T.
A lot of us probably thought Federer wasn't managing his schedule properly for a 30 year old. He sure showed us. One less victory and he wouldn't have taken back the Number 1 ranking.
that said, thats alot of points to defend next year.

but somehow, with the record broken, I dont think roger will care as much.

that said, Roger said in an interview that when Paul A first got on board, they just wanted to focus on the majors. And after he started having some bad losses( soderling FO, berdych/tsonga WB) they decided to focus on winning the smaller events so that he would have the confidence and match sharpness in big moments at majors.

And I believe it...all the time I kept thinking how Fed beat murray on a relatively fast court in the dubai final this year and how that would help him in this match. That said, murray played much better than he did in that dubai final so....
 

JeMar

Legend
Roger went on a tear on post-USO indoor events last fall. Plus he won a couple of Masters titles and 500s this year as well.
Federer didn't lose a match from like the second week of September through January and played a lot of events.
 

Ico

Hall of Fame
If you showed people that picture of Fed all dressed up, I wonder if they'd think movie star before legendary tennis player.
 

FlashFlare11

Hall of Fame
I watched the match but didn't have the time to do this earlier, so better late than never.

Congratulations to Roger and all of his supporters and fans for slam #17 and the #1 ranking! You've definitely earned it!

I wasn't reminded today why I'm a fan today, what I was reminded of, however, was the sheer brilliance, resolve, and determination of Federer's. I always believed he could get at least one more, but the top ranking, I felt, was out of reach. Incredibly, he managed to get both at the same time! For me, personally, Roger is the greatest ever (not that I needed today as any further proof).

Congrats are in order for Andy Murray and his fans as well for an incredible tournament! Today was Roger's day, but it will be his turn soo enough. Like Federer said, he's too good and too talented a player to not win a slam.
 

Blinkism

Legend
Congratulations to Federer on #17. Greatest Wimbledon champion ever, in my books, and very much back in the conversation about major favorites.

Thought I'd be gutted for Murray, but Federer just played so well. Nothing but happy for him.
 

West Coast Ace

G.O.A.T.
What do you mean?
Sorry I didn't see your question earlier...

Look at the H2H - David won the 1st 5 times they played as a pro (and allegedly most of their meetings as juniors) through 2003. He was asked how he could always beat Fed. He dismissively said "just hit to his BH" and walked away. Word got to Fed. Fed worked on his BH. The rest is history.
 

Raging Buddha

Semi-Pro
I watched the match but didn't have the time to do this earlier, so better late than never.

Congratulations to Roger and all of his supporters and fans for slam #17 and the #1 ranking! You've definitely earned it!

I wasn't reminded today why I'm a fan today, what I was reminded of, however, was the sheer brilliance, resolve, and determination of Federer's. I always believed he could get at least one more, but the top ranking, I felt, was out of reach. Incredibly, he managed to get both at the same time! For me, personally, Roger is the greatest ever (not that I needed today as any further proof).

Congrats are in order for Andy Murray and his fans as well for an incredible tournament! Today was Roger's day, but it will be his turn soo enough. Like Federer said, he's too good and too talented a player to not win a slam.
Fantastic message. I concur, except for the bit about never feeling he could get number one back; I always felt it was in reach, though I didn't expect it to be this soon.
 

Netspirit

Hall of Fame
Sorry I didn't see your question earlier...

Look at the H2H - David won the 1st 5 times they played as a pro (and allegedly most of their meetings as juniors) through 2003. He was asked how he could always beat Fed. He dismissively said "just hit to his BH" and walked away. Word got to Fed. Fed worked on his BH. The rest is history.
Got it. Thanks. Not sure if it is that simple, though. )
 

ledwix

Hall of Fame
Federer has now been ranked #1 in the era of Ferrero/Roddick/Hewitt/Safin and also the era of Djokovic/Nadal/Murray. I'm guessing July 8, 2012 and on is the start of another "weak era"?? lol
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
Just watched the match again this morning....:) Thank you, Roger, again and again.

Sad for Andy, but I am sure he will get a slam at USO or AO. Vamos Andy.

Neither can I Senti!

Now I wonder if you'll be able to stay true to your word and not care if Roger loses every match from now :D

I know I won't be able to NOT care :oops: (so greedy I know)
LOL, I don't know. I really want others to win slams, too. But somehow ...
 

PrinceMoron

Legend
The one Mirka is holding looks more like Roger while the one his mom is holding resembles Mirka.
Hey, your avatar / thumb is the one that was all over the message board recently. Not that it is bad to look at..... But on every page, every post? Must be a glitch unless there is something unusual about the image source. Could be quite useful if you wanted to annoy people.

Did you know that?
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
I just download 877 MB of a Youtube called "Federer comeback @w 2012 vs Bennetau" at 720px HD -- sadly the sound and video is extremely poor. Worse than even 360 px. Don't download this.
 

zagor

Bionic Poster
I just download 877 MB of a Youtube called "Federer comeback @w 2012 vs Bennetau" at 720px HD -- sadly the sound and video is extremely poor. Worse than even 360 px. Don't download this.
Senti, you can download the whole matches in pretty good quality from t3nnis, youtube is always problematic.

I can send you an invite if you want.
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
Senti, you can download the whole matches in pretty good quality from t3nnis, youtube is always problematic.

I can send you an invite if you want.
Are you talking about the torrents site ? I used to be in there, and had a great ratio, but quit since my Firewire drive crashed with all the files.

If it is the torrents site, i will check if i still have my account active. Second, someone told me downloading torrents is dangerous -- is that true, am i at risk, do I need to do something to mask IPs (this friend used some Windows software to do his torrents).
You can email me using the email function, thanks.
 

zagor

Bionic Poster
Are you talking about the torrents site ? I used to be in there, and had a great ratio, but quit since my Firewire drive crashed with all the files.
Yeah, it's one of the torrent sites.

Here's a link:
http://t3nnis.tv/index.php

If it is the torrents site, i will check if i still have my account active.
Check it out, I think there's a policy that they ban users after long periods of inactivity but I'm not sure.

Second, someone told me downloading torrents is dangerous -- is that true, am i at risk, do I need to do something to mask IPs (this friend used some Windows software to do his torrents).
Well if you mean dangerous as in getting viruses then probably (but that's not a big problem as long as you have a solid anti virus program installed). Also in this case downloading torrents isn't illegal as it's from sharing site.

You can email me using the email function, thanks.
OK, let me know if you need an invite altough if you're a former member I don't know if it will work if I send an invite to the same email address you used when you joined there.
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
Yeah, it's one of the torrent sites.

Here's a link:
http://t3nnis.tv/index.php


Well if you mean dangerous as in getting viruses then probably (but that's not a big problem as long as you have a solid anti virus program installed). Also in this case downloading torrents isn't illegal as it's from sharing site.
Dangerous not as in viruses (I am on a mac), but I think the person I spoke to said torrents were illegal (he downloads movies) and perhaps I was wondering whether ISP's can take action on me if i am found downloading torrents.

This guy uses some 32 dollar software to download which perhaps masks IP's. He claims to be a software professional (but he's in rehab or detox for a few months, so i cant contact him).
 
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